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05' 'VV 'W o ' - r 3- A .vp or og 7 Q . 'Sl PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OF THE ST. PAUL ACADEMY, ST. PAUL, MINN. Vol. XLVII Monday, November 16, 1953 No. 4, TRUSTEES APPRCVE B ILDING PL NS Statement by John DeQ. Briggs It has never been the way of the Academy to build a large school building, and then struggle to find enough boys to fill it. On the con- trary, four times has it been neces- sary to enlarge the School because more boys than could be cared for in the building wanted the Acad- emy kind of education. That is again the situation-hence the new building plans. I am confident that, no matter ". . . Simply, Sincerely, Honestly." how great the growth of the School, the Academy will always strive to operate, as it has in the past, simply, sincerely and honest- ly, that it will strive to maintain the highest academic standards, and, in doing so, will not lose that characteristic informality nor that touch of whimsical humor which makes hard work easier, and the finished job better. John DeQuedville Briggs KICKOFF DINNER Tues., Nov. 24 Chess and Checkers Club Explained By Mike Foote, President The most frequent question ask- ed of members of our Club is, "What is the purpose of the Club ?" To answer this question we quote from our Articles of Association as follows: "The purpose of the Club is to foster the study and play of the ancient games of chess and checkers." Mr. Read has been of the utmost help in the founding of our Club. We collect an initiation fee and monthly dues from each member and this money goes into the schol- arship fund. We meet on Monday and Friday of each week. We are now in the process of finding a champion in each game. Their names will be posted as soon as the eliminations are completed. elected as fol- lows: President, Foote, M., Vice- President, Roy, Sec.-Treas., Wolff, twelve Earlier in the year we ofiicers. Their names are Ri. Our roll call includes members, ten of which have signed our Articles as charter members. Only students in the second form may become members. Prospective lCont'd on page 61 Students Receive Driving Lessons By Jim Neher All students who have turned fifteen are eligible for the annual fall driving course taught by Ed- mund Bray during the next few weeks. This course is designed to prepare boys for their drivers' tests. "We shall continue the course as long as weather permits," said Mr. Bray, "And main emphasis will be placed on sportsmanlike driving." Some students in the class al- ready have their licenses but are trying to further improve their driving skill. Mr. George L. Buck, president of the Grand Avenue Ford Com- pany, has loaned the car to be used. Comedy Opens Drama Season By Dick Hoskins t'Father of the Bride", featuring Don Bacon and Anne Duvall will open the Summit School and St. Paul Academy drama season, Fri- day evening, November 21, at 8:00 p. m. in Wheeler gymnasium. The play is by Edward Streeter and will be directed by John V. Chap- man, Academy drama coach. Anne Duvall plays Kay Banks, the bride, with Don Bacon cast as her harrassed father, in this witty comedy dealing with the trials and tribulations that beset a family in the process of putting on a wedding for their daughter. Mrs. Banks, played by Ellen Huse, and Jon Morgan as Buckley Dunstan, the prospective bridegroom, are also prominent in the cast. The Banks' sons, Ben and Tommy, are played by Walter Mayo and Dutton Fos- ter. The hilarious caterer, Mr. Massoula, is played by David Beadie. Stage manager, Bill Budd, will be assisted by French, Countryman, Mairs, Johnson, Driscoll, Brackett, Plowman and Weschke. Beginning Wednesday, Novem- ber 11, both Pete Frenzel and Bill Budd will be on ticket duty at the office window during the day. There are four hundred reserved seats for each of the two nights of the play's performance November 21 and 22, and reservations should be CCont'd on page 61 Seniors Given Reading Course Since colleges today assign ex- tensive outside reading, Mr. Read will again conduct a reading course for seniors. It will be held this fall during the between seasons period. Its purpose is to promote faster, more efficient reading, and to in- crease vocabulary. According to last year's senior class, this course was a great help to them in the College Board tests. At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, October 29, plans were approved for the much talked about addition to the Country Day School build- ing. Approval was also given for a fund-raising campaign, for which a Kickoff Dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 24. Present plans call for the re- building of the present gymnasium, making an upper and lower section of it. On the top floor will be six new class rooms which will house the "Hoating" masters. Along the corridor, lockers for each student will be placed. The lower iioor will be used as a utility hall for drill, meetings and Glee Club rehearsals. With the addition of six new class rooms, it will be possible to connect one of the old rooms in the east wing to the library and to use it as a stack room. This will quad- ruple the book capacity of the library. In the eyes of the younger stu- dents fand also Mr Chapmanj the new wing is probably the most ex- citing addition. It will contain a new gymnasium with spectator space at either side, and at the end a new, permanent stage. On the ground floor there will be a spacious locker room. No more leaning over your neighbor to find your T-shirt and socks! John DeQuedville Briggs, Head- master of the Academy from its founding until he retired two years ago, last week expressed his ap- proval of the proposed addition, and recalled its early days and development into the school it has become today. "In 1900, the St. Paul Academy was a small proprietary school on Dale Street," he said. "In 1914 it was incorporated not for profit, and plans were made to convert it into a Country Day School, at that time a new type of school. It years to raise enough took two money to build, and in September, 1916, the School moved into the Randolph Street building." "There was real country on every side then-a swamp across fCont'd on page 61

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DRAMA fCont'd from page lj of the wonderful contributions that Rick, Don and Pete have made to past drama programs. I have also learned from Mr. Chapman that the freshman have accepted the challenge to act, as they did two years ago as First Formers in Benet's The Devil and Daniel Webster. This group will be undertaking an abridgement of Macbeth. With Mr. Fitch and Mr. Chapman doing the abridgement, the audience will be assured of an entirely worthwhile entertainment. The First Form is also consider- ing one of two plays. One is Fet- ters and Drums, relating an inci- dent in the life of Columbus, the other play is The Fires of Valley Forge which represents a portion of George Washington's heroic struggle for survival during the Revolutionary War. It is apparent that the lower school is receiving a well grounded preparation for the future drama at SPA. Although this spring is far away on the school calendar, Mr. Chap- man ventured to say that there are plans, but not definite ones. My impressions are that a very good year in drama is now in sight for the Academy under the able super- vision of Mr. Chapman and others. V. A. Boker 8 Sons Certified Precision Stampings 3104 Snelling Minneapolis COUNCIL NOTES fCont'd from page lj ditional ideas. All licenses are to be registered in January, and in the fall all new license owners are to register. All agree that no boy could drive to school without per- mission of the Council in the form of a registration. This permission may be revoked if necessary. COMPETITION fCont'd from page lj with Gervais, Boyke, and Varney in that order. Gervais was put in- tb second platoon competition be- cause of their lack of training time. The last competition will be held Tuesday October 20. This will be a test of the third platoons of each company, and will indicate which company has done the best job in training its new recruits, and which recruits seem to be the most adaptable in the art of learn- ing military maneuvers. Glee Club Awaits Initial Concert By Tim Ritchie This year's Glee Club, consisting of 86 boys, is a fine singing group and will inevitably present a suc- cessful concert season. Its first performance, the league concert on November 14, will con- sist of the A Cappella singing Sweet Nymph, by Morley, Mozart's Don Giovanni, a duet done by the A Cappella and the Lower School Singers, God That Madest Earth and Heaven, Welsh folk song sung by the entire Glee Club, and Lift Up Your Heads Oh Ye Gates, by Wennerberg, sung by Concordia, Minnehaha, and the Academy as their joint piece. It promises to be an entertaining program. In Ltfnfgfggtfr he Kemper Motor Co. CHRYSLER - PLYMoUTH SALES and SERVICE TOwer 2777 - TOwer 2778 801-805 E. 7th St. St. Paul COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND A eo 639 59? o- 'ga- 'Z4 sg '32-1 gg 0 '94 3- 52 '4 Grand and Dale Drug Prescriptions and Fountain Service Grand at Dale Lincoln Printing 5227: , COMPUMENTS Printers "Hi, COUCMP QF A of "Now and Then" F R I E N D Compliments of CITIZENS ICE 8 FUEL B00 SELBY AVENUE CEdar 5813 coMPL1MENTs or DRWK - - - COMPLSZF-Eg,f5V?C1'LE'STOP Stipaul MINNESOTA MILK DON.S Civic Opera Ass'n PROMPT, EFFICIENT HOME DELIVERY ELkhurst 343I Highland Texaco 726 S. Cleveland DE. 9887 GLASSES BY WILLIAMS Arthur F. Williams GUILD OPTICIAN 366 St. Peter St. Paul swANsoNis Camera Sales and Service I09-N Ist Bank Arcade, CE. 2663, St. Paul I 32I St. Peter Street, GA. 6268, St. Paul 2 Everything For The Amateur Photographer IT PAYS TO LOOK WELL Hair Cut All Styles EMIL E. KLUDT 670 GRAND AVE. BELLSON MUSIC Sales - Lessons - Service Accordions - String Instruments 90 W. 7th St. CEdur 8820 St. Paul 2, Minn.

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Page 2 NOW AND THEN David Beadie Walter Mayo Peter Frenzel Bill Budd . . . George Burr Norb Winter No w i 'Mtn .........Editor Associate Editor . . .Sports Editor . . . . . .Business . . . . .Advertising . . . . .Circulation Roger Countryman ..Photographer Editorial Staff: Art Patridge Rod Bacon Jake Seabury EDITORIALS Two weeks ago, the student body was shown the movies on civil de- fense which were first released at the Highland theater. We would like to commend Mr. Read for his efforts in co-operation with civil defense. Too many people think that an atomic attack couldn't occur in their area. Officials are combating this prevalent attitude all over the United States, and, as a student, you can do your part by viewing the situation with matur- ity, and co-operating to the fullest extent. bk all 14 MORE WILLIAMS As you probably have seen a schedule of hockey practices at Williams arena has been posted. There are seven of them, coming on Sunday evening in all but one case. The time we have is very adequate. In fact, it is more time than the hockey squad has ever had. Every day, coach Bratnober would be interrupted in the halls and asked about early practice. The editors would like to thank him for his interest in the team, and his untiring efforts to secure time. all Ik Sl! BIGGER AND BETTER We of the staff do not stand to benefit directly from the proposed building plans, but we are giving it our utmost support. The most ex- citing feature of these plans for the boys is the new gym. Basket- ball has been gaining in promi- nence and popularity the last few years, and the new gym would es- tablish this gain permanently. Players like Matt Zell have often remarked how nice it is to play on Minnehaha's floor. With the new gym, maybe some hockey players will try the indoor sport! SOPHOMORE OFFICERS Odd, 8, End, Left to right: Weschcke, Gardner, R., Huse Individuality, Marked Progress! The class of '56, the present fourth form, has many diversified characters and characteristics which make it one of the more interesting classes in the school. In the Sophomore year, the boys begin to "find" themselves. Some display outstanding spirit, like Charc Ward, and some turn into mechanical geniuses, like Ernest Weschcke. Others branch into the field of athletics like Bill Peder- sen, who played varsity football, or Fin Lewis and Bill Angell, who were brought up to the varsity for certain games this year. The Class meetings are presided over by Class President Bob Gard- ner, Vice-President Ernest Wesch- cke, or Secretary-Treasurer Tom Huse. Showing its individuality, the Class adopted for its project one suggested by its class advisor, Mr. Schodeld. The project is to support a war orphan through the foster parent plan. This has never been tried at the Saint Paul Acade- my and is fairly rare at the prep school level. Of course this class is not with- out brains. The names of Joel Nash, Tim Ritchie and Mike Harris are common to the "B" list. The "D" list also claims its share from among the ranks fno names neededj. In the Glee Club we have such excellent assistants for Mr. Wilkin- Fisher. As in any class, there are standouts. Tim Ritchie rattles off tunes without hesitation at the old "88's" for Mr. Wilkinson or any- one who will listen. Tom Huse can tell you the names of all leading racing car drivers and their aver- age time around the dirt oval. The Blue team won the class sprint relay meet, captained by Bill Pederson and containing such stalwarts as Bill Goldenberg and John Rose. They easily overran the opposing team captained by Charc Ward and Mike Armstrong. In two more years this class will be the Senior class, leaders of the school, looked up to by the younger boys as symbols of what they would like to grow up to be. Whether or not the class of '56 will stand this ordeal and emerge vic- torious from the ranks of the un- known to rise in society, only time will tell. It is safe to say that this class will shoulder its burden and march on with the adaptability which has, so far, marked its progress. BURK'S 3331? 12 W. Sixth St. By D. Beadie "All Gaul is divided into three parts", said Mr. Chapman. "So is mine", replied Mr. Rogers. . . . Ever noticed how Dowlan Nelson carefully observes everybody? Mr. Chapman calls him Mr. Pinkerton because of it .... Apologies to An- drews for calling him by his proper name. It's "King" Andrews. . . . if Ulf all If French teacher Bratnober were to sit in on a senior English class and hear the German stu- dents try to pronounce the French names in Cyrano de Bergerac, he would probably give up the lan- guage .... Having put up with all the noise he could stand from the talkative Baumeister, Mr. Bray gave the proverb "An empty box makes the most noise." . . . For some reason or otherf?J, Opstad was absent the day of a big His- tory test. He "creamed" the make- up test, which prompts Pete Ward to say that he will be absent next time. all HF IF "Sophomore" trick of the week was pulled when the boys taking the "C" and JV football pictures forgot to roll the film in between . . . wonder who they were? . . . And then, there are play re- hearsals, which are more fun than listening to one of Weed's history papers fand that's tough to heath . . . shouts Director Chapman, "If one can't act, one must yell, - so for Heaven's sake, Doc, YELL! . . . Disgusted with the perform- ance of his cast, he says, "I ought to get the Drama.tic Award." All lk IF After beautifully intercepting a pass in the Blake game fsorry about the predictionj Don Bacon was tackled hard, and was led off the field, with his eyes blinking in a dazed condition. A Prep Former looked up at him, and with great feeling exclaimed "Gee, that's my platoon commander!" . . . 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