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Presented by the F. F. Club Tuesday, April 23, 1929 High School Auditorium Sponsored by Miss Frances Rosenblatt CAST OF CHARACTERS Miss I.ueUa Matilda Primrose, President of the club Dorothy Taylor Miss Susan Jane Hopewell, Vice-President of the club Ann Mullins Miss Maria Jane Hopewell, Treasurer . Helen Bane Miss Sallie Brown, Secretary Jean Hunt Miss Dora Doolittle, who knits slippers Betsy Muire Miss Faith Snowmore, who does crocheting Violet Kersey Miss Julia Jones, very demure. . Mildred Coleman M iss Maud Hopworth, with the “Janice Meredith ” curl Emily Bushong Miss Mary Elizabeth Smith, who wears corkscrew curls Nancy Landis Miss Viola Longfellow, who pets a cat, rabid man-hater Margaret Matheney Miss Lucretia DeVVitt, who does embroidery Azalea Berry Miss Martha Weinhauber, German spinster with accent Virginia Wood Miss Lucy Rosebud, with flowers Susie Dale Miss Betsy Bobinet, old maid from country with a slat bonnet Mozelle Dalton Mr. Tommy Doolittle, assistant Treasurer of the club and “ The Pet ” “Bee” Kinzer Mr. Phillip Andrew James, newspaper reporter, with magic berries Duane Draper PLACE — Club Room of Old Maids. 142
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Gy eniors Jcoi ' e CP ' ishnci Glass 9l ay “THE POOR NUT " DRAWS SECOND PACKED HOUSE FRIDAY EVENING The members of the Senior Class of the Pulaski High School assisted by members from the Junior Class gave their second presentation of “The Poor Nut,” a comedy of modern youth, in three acts at the Jefferson School Auditorium, Friday night. This play was staged by the Senior Class for the benefit of the Oriole, the Pulaski I ligh School year book, and a nice little sum has been realized and will be used in helping defray the expenses of the publication of the high school annual. ' This play, which is far above the average staged by high school performers, was se- cured at the expense of a heavy royalty and was staged and directed by “Doc " Harman and Miss Frances Rosenblatt, Oriole Sponsor. Much of the success of the play is due to the untiring efforts of these two. The first act is laid in the University bookstore in which “The Poor Nut " was employed at spare times. The time was in June about the season of the annual track meet, in which Ohio State and Wisconsin were the leading contenders for honors. Here began a sym- pathetic friendship of Marjorie Blake, a college girl, who came to the book store to gain experience in the course as librarian that she was pursuing at the university, with the “Poor Nut” that culminated into a real love affair in the third act. The scenes in the second act revolved around the athletic field at which the races were to be held. After some of the leading athletes of Ohio State had been disqualified, the “Poor Nut” was pressed into ser- vice, despite his protests, ending up in his capturing the relay races for Oh io State. The third act whose scenes were laid in the living room of the Psi Sigma house, which was staging a reception and in which the happy ending of the romance between Marjorie Blake and the “Poor Nut” was shown, brought the comedy to a close. It would be hard indeed to pick individual stars of the play, as the performing of each one of the participants was good and was eagerly followed by the large crowd that filled the auditorium. Harold Beamer, as the “Poor Nut,” carried his part well throughout the entire performance, amply taking care of the many complex situations in which he was placed. Miss Mozelle Dalton, taking the part of Marjorie Blake a college girl, with her sympathetic and deep interest in the “Poor Nut,” played her part well. Miss Wilma Berry, as Julia Winters, a Wisconsin co-ed, handled her part with the ease and grace of a well groomed performer. The other minor parts played by the members of the cast showed the thorough training they had received and handled their respective parts with ease. It was one of the best plays that has ever been staged by a local high school troupe. Music was furnished by Misses Elizabeth and Martha Cox. 1 he members of the Senior Class are very grateful to “Doc” Harman, who has always shown his interest in the productions of the school, and to Miss Frances Rosenblatt, who was untiring in her efforts to make the play a success. - — The Southwest Times. 141
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arge (S rowd 1 Hauls ' Jhuii 1 lujrf fzP n ' •o gram ENJOYABLE NUMBERS PRESENTED; CHILD STUDY CLUB BEST By John Oliver Considered by far one of the most entertaining programs ever given by local talent, “Stunt Night,” presented at Jefferson School on Friday evening, was attended by a large and enthusiastic audience. The various organizations and individuals appearing in the round of numbers given received loud and spontaneous applause by the spectators. The Child Study Club took first place in the awards of the judges, with the Garden and Women ' s Clubs following second and third respectively. Judges were E. L. Darst, Pulaski County Superintendent of Schools, Hensel Eckman, High School Principal, M. P. Landis, and the Rev. Robert King. The first number presented was by the Garden Club, the four seasons being represented as follows: spring, Misses Ellen Kate Harman and Pauline Wygal; summer, Miss Dorothy Taylor; fall, Mrs. King Hall; winter. Mrs. Kent, Misses Eloise Bowlingand Cynthia Knapp. Mrs. J. S. Tipton and Mrs. Ferd Harvey playing a piano duet, William Tell overture by Rossini, supplied the number for the Music Club. Dancing by Pauline Wygal, Helen Bane and their dancing teacher, Miss Jean Claire Hunt, provided the Dancing Club’s stunt. Frank Board, musician and soloist, appeared in two song numbers and one comedy act for the Kiwanis Club. He sang ‘‘Just Like a Melody from Out of the Sky” and ‘‘That’s My Weakness Now.” A short play, with Mrs. A. L. Welford, Mrs. B. S. Stevens, Fitzhugh Hiltzheimer and Lettie Waugh acting, was the Child Study Club ' s contribution to the program. Miss Vera Booze followed with a waltz number on tire piano. Messrs. Smith, Hall, Carlton and Moyers supplied a short entertainment, appearing as black-face comedians and singing two quartet numbers. Hobart Ray accompanied with the banjo. “The Musical Jones Family, " another playlet, was presented by the Woman’s Club: This was also a “dark” number, with the colored Jones family featuring. Characters were. Pappy Jones, Hobart Ray; Mammy Jones, Miss Ella Rodefer; Magnolia Jones, Mrs Rlanche Dalton; Pickaninnies, Nell McAdams, Lowna Harkrader, Louise Stuart, and Creta Stuart. The Senior Class was responsible for the impersonations of the various members of the faculty as follows: Mr. Eckman, played by Miller Bushong; Mrs. Hall, played by Virginia Wood; Miss Rosenblatt, played by Emily Bushong; Miss Peters, played by Nell Bowles; Miss Pugh, played by Mildred Coleman; Mr. Shufflebarger, played by Marzelle Schrader; Miss Croswhite, played by Ann Taylor; Miss Dalton, played by Lucille Richardson; Miss Blair, played by Jean Claire Hunt. I he final numbers of th e evening were a piano solo by Mr. Eckman and a vocal solo by F red Seagle. “Doc” Harman’s orchestra turnished music during the evening while Mrs. A. H. Wygal accompanied the specialty numbers. I he numbers were broadcast by radio loaned by Harrison-Hancock Hardware Com- pany. Stage furnishings were the property of M. W. Stevens estate. Harold Beamer, president of the Senior class, was the program announcer. The event was considered a success from all angles, proceeds going to The Oriole, the high school year book. Miss Frances Rosenblatt, Senior Class Sponsor, was responsible for the preparation of the program . — The Southwest Times. 143
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