Parma High School - Panther Tales Yearbook (Parma, ID)

 - Class of 1940

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SENIOR GLEE CLUB. The Senior Glee Club had a successful year under the direction of Mr. C. W. Albertson. Mona Gee and Bertha Jean Harvey were pianists. The first semester We did not have any officers but during the second semester officers were as follows: President, Rex McNees: vice president, Laurel Jensen: secretary and treas- urer, Frank Gahleyg librarian, Bob Hedges, and assistant librarian, Jessica Merriam. On December 8, we presented our annual operetta, "Hollywood Extra". On April 12-13 we made a trip to Caldwell to attend the annual District Music Festival. April 26, the Senior Glee Club gave their annual concert. The following students made up the per- sonnel: Sopranos: Gertrude Merriam, Ardeth Grov- er, Vista Gibson, Marjorie Farris, Jessica Mer- riam, Ruth Fisk, Bertha Jean Harvey, Janice Jensen, Ida Norland, Mary Takatori, Doris Olson. Alto: Eleanor Haworth, Evelyn Rose, Pearl Herring, Betty Stubblefield, Pearl Personette, Rosalie Baxter, Betty Correll, Laurel Jensen, Betty Gahley, Audrey Hartman, Renabel Gra- ham, Helen Douglas, Mona Gee. Baritone: Rex McNees, Bob Hedges, Rob- ert Pritchard, John Castater, Jack Suiter, Don Sopher, Joe Cummings, Charles Kerrick, Bob Baxter, Frank Gahley. Tenor: Leonard Price, Richard Evans, Blake Moore, Frank Takatori, Lowell Sayre, John Mangum. --P.H.S.- BAND Under the direction of Mr. Vilas Brandt, the P. H. S. Band enjoyed a very successful year. The Commercial Club of Parma contributed very generously in helping purchase the new sousaphone for the band. The band members were elated over a group of new pieces which included "Beer Barrel Polka" and K'God Bless America". The band made numerous appearances in- cluding all of Parma's home games in Basket- ball and Football. The instrumentation is as follows: Trumpets:-Charles Kerrick, Emanuel Ru- bins, Eugene Judd, Blake Moore, Irene Herring. Clarinets:-Pearl Herring, John Mangum, John Castater, Eugene Dutton. Trombone-Lyle Higgins. Baritone:-Rowland Haegele. Sousaphone:-Bob Fisk. Saxaphones:-Betty Stubblefield, Frank Takatori, Fred Hertig. Alto:-Ruth Fisk, Ralph Hopper, Gerald Jackson. Percussion:-Snare-Jessica Merriam. Bass -Bob Hedges. Cymbals-Ardeth Grover. 10 ANNUAL OPERETTA The annual operetta, "Hollywood Extra," a musical comedy in two acts, was presented in the high school auditorium December 8, under the direction of C. W. Albertson. The bcok and lyrics were written by George M. Brown and the music by Charles Wakefield Cadman. The plot centered about a girl who won a movie contract and her troubles in Hollywood. Irene Maynard is going to Hollywood to be in a picture and her friends give her a "send-off partyi' at the home of Uncle Abner, the post- master. Irene has a hard time getting anywhere in pictures until Uncle Abner comes to Holly- wood. He makes friends with the movie mag- nate, Mr. Goldenrod, and Irene gets an import- ant part in a picture. After seeing Uncle Abner, Irene, and some others from Hcpetown, Goldie decides to make a picture, called "Uncle Abner," and promises to send a company to Hopetown to "shoot it.', The romantic interest centers about Irene and Bob Wilcox, who wrote a 'song for Irene to sing in the movie contest. The com- edy relief is provided by Uncle Abner, his fiancee, Hannah Hilltop, and Bob's sister, Debby Wilcox. The cast included: Irene Maynard, future picture star-Ger- trude Merriam. Bob Wilcox, who subconsciously loves Irene -Leonard Price. Uncle Abner Maynard, postmaster of Hope- town, Maine-Rex McNees. Deborah Wilcox, Bob's sister: Debby to all -Ardeth Grover. Hannah Hilltop, engaged to Uncle Abner- Joan Polly. Corporal Benson, of the Northwest Mount- ed-Robert Pritchard. Rita Lupa, a movie star, not of first mag- nitude-Renabel Graham. Marty Williams, an extra: Debby's favorite -Frank Gahley. Harold de Bunker, an exacting director, husband of Rita-Bob Hedges. Isaac Goldenrod, a movie magnate-Jack Suiter. This cast was supported by the entire Glee Club as Hopetown friends, extras, soldiers and Algerians. -P.H.S.- ORCHESTRA Under the able leadership of Mr. Bernard Albertson, the P. H. S. Orchestra went through another successful season. Several new instru- ments were added this year, including a Hute, a cello, and a sousaphone. Among its many engagements were the Student Body play, Junior play, P. T. A., the Annual Concert, and Commencement. The personnel is: Violins-Irene Brewster, Star Robinson, Wayne Powers, Helen Kreizen- beck, Elise Hertig, Renabel Graham and Angie Hedges. Trumpets-Cha1'les Kerrick and Eman- uel Rubins. Cello-Audrey Hartman. Horns- Jerry Jackson and Ruth Fisk. Saxaphone- Betty Stubblefield. Clarinet-Pearl Herring. Trombone-Lyle Higgins. Sousaphone-Bob Fisk. Drums-Jessica Merriam. Piano-RoW- land Haegele.

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G. R. FALL CONFERENCE. The district Girl Reserve Fall Conference was held in Parma, Saturday, October 7. Rep- resentative groups were: Nampa, Caldwell, Meridian, Marsing, Wilder, Homedale, New Plymouth, Fruitland and Roswell. "A Day in Oz" proved to be a very enjoyable day for each of the 235 girls and advisors who attended the all-day conference and banquet in the evening. The following schedule from the "Wizard of Oz" outlined the day: 9:30-10:00-"We get our Ruby Slippers" fevery- one registersj. 10:00-11:00-'KDorothy Meets Her Friends" tev- eryone gets acquaintedj. 11:00-12:15-"Horse of Different Color" teach school gave a demonstration of a suc- cessful programj. 12:15-12:30-"Oil the Tinwoodman' Cfree timel. 12:30-1:30-"Insulting the Apple Tree" flunchb. 1:30-1:45-"Fixing the Scarecrow" Cfree timel. 1:45-3:00-"Come to Oz" Cvarious committee meetingsj. 3:00-4:00-"Merry Old Land of Oz" tsinging of G. R. songsj. 4:00-5:00-"Glenda Speaks Ctalk by Mi-ss Jen- sen of the College of Idahoj. 5:00-5:15-"Wash Up and Brush Well', qfree timej. 5:15-6:15-"Over the Rainbow" CVespers in charge of Rev. Roseberry of Caldwellj. 6:15:8:00-"The Emerald City" Cdinner and a programb. 8:00-10:00-"Up in the Balloon Cparty in charge of Miss Vincent of Boisej. 10:00-"Home is the Best Place of Allin The banquet program was as follows: 1-The Wizard of Oz-Edna Cook, Wilder. 2-Aunt Em-Mrs. Reed Moody, Nampa. 3-Dorothy-Margaret Carl-son, Caldwell. 4-Toto-Betty Willon, Marsing. 5-The Cowardly Lion-Ruby Serquest, Home- dale. 6-Munchkins-Pearl Herring and Betty Stub- blefield, Parma. 7-The Tin Woodman-Beatrice Blair, Nampa. 8-The Scarecrow-Lorraine McCormick, Ros- well. ----P.H.S.-- THE JUNIOR MUSIC CLASS This class is made up principally of Fresh- men although it is open to any student who wishes to prepare for senior glee club or secure a knowledge of the fundamentals of music. There are twenty-two students enrolled in this class this year, many of whom have had little or no previous instructions in music of any kind. In this class, the pupils study sight reading, scale and chord formations, music his- tory, and music appreciation. They meet three periods each week and receive the same credit as is given for senior glee club work. l9l STUDENT BODY PLAYS This year for the first time, three One-Act Plays were presented by the student body, in place of the usual three-act play. The plays were coached by Miss Billie Hilliard. "A PATERNITY CASE" Beverly Kane .,.,,,,,,,,,.,,................,.,., Curtis Young Hester Kane .....,..,,,.,,,,,,...,.,........ Jessica Merriam Jean Vernon ,. ,.....,.......,,.,,,,,,,,.......,......... Joan Polly Beverly Kane, a young husband is eternally presenting his wife with gifts. When he brings home a baby, who he claims to have adopt- ed, a climax is reached. Beverly with the help of a young nurse extricates himself from the terrifying dilemma of this situation. UTVVO CROOKS AND A LADY" Miller ,....,.,,,.,........,.,..,..,...,.,..,...... Robert Pritchard Lucille ..................,.ii,..,.................,.... Laurel Jensen Mrs. Sims-Vane ............ Mary Jane Heimburger Police Inspector ..,,,,,.,,.......,...,...... Olive Campbell Garrity ......,.,.,...,.........,.......,,.,,,,,......,. Walter Burkes A theft of a valuable necklace is attempted and it is shown how the two crooks are out- witted by an old lady. "NOT QUITE SUCH A GOOSE" Mrs. Bell ,,,.,,.,.,,i,i,....,...,..,....,,,.,.,,. Marjorie Farris Albert Bell ....., .............,,,. J ohn Young Sylvia Bell ........ ...... E leanor Haworth Phillip Flick .........,. .....,.,.,.... M errill Bosworth Hazel Henderson ......,,,,,.......,, Gertrude Merriam A happy mother and her children and their two friends present a delightful and entertaining comedy. It is an ideal representation of a mod- ern American home. These plays were very well accepted by the public. It is a good change as it gives more students a part in this activity. ---P.H.S.---- YELL LEADERS The pep of the high school was kept up by three peppy yell leaders, Marjorie Farris, Ele- anor Haworth and Kenneth McGee. Kenneth moved away after the first semester but Marjorie and Eleanor certainly did their part in support- ing our team. P.H.S. SNAKE RIVER VALLEY TOURNAMENT The Snake River Valley Tournament was held this year at Weiser, January 31 and Feb- ruary 1, 2, and 3. The eight schools participat- ing were New Plymouth, Payette, Weiser, Em- mett, Ontario, Vale, Nyssa and Parma. Parma defeated New Plymouth in the open- ning game of the tournament, by a score of 28 to 16. This entitled Parma to play Vale on Fri- day night. Vale won by a score of 41 to 35. The trophys were presented Saturday night, Vale received the Championship trophy, Emmett the Runner-Up, and Parma the Sportsmanship Trophy for the second yea1' in succession.

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