Vassar High School - Echo Yearbook (Vassar, MI)

 - Class of 1938

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ACTIVITIES COUNCIL Top Row-C. Gunnell, T. Slafter, Mr. Brant, S. Opperman, F. Hcindl. Bottom ROW+D. Evans, C. Whitcomb, L. Smith, B. Schafer, E. Tyler. President Leo Smith Vice-President Sinclair Opperman Secretary and Treasurer Bernadine Schafer In order to finance school activities, to create a better school spirit, to support any project for school improvement, to aid in activities of the school and to offer suggestions for the betterment of the school, the Activities Council continued its existence just as enthuslagtically as in the past years. The members were appointed by the student body as representatives of the four upper classes, football, basketball, baseball de- bate teams and band. These reliable and competent members were under Mr. Brant's able and sympathetic sponsorship. The busfness meetings were conducted in Mr. BranL's office, from 8 to 8:45 on Tuesday morning of each week. Many of this years events will be added to the history of the council, of which the two most profitable were the engagement of Mar- quis the Magician and the two one act plays produced by the dramatics club. The two one act plays were a great success. They were presented to a large audience on February 18. The Music Department also offer- ed assistance for this program. In March, the council sponsored the taking of moving pictures of school activities. These were later shown publicly in the gymnasium. The council also accomplished many other successful events. They had the honor of selecting the assembly committee, of conducting the Award Assembly, of sponsoring a Hallowe'en Dance and program, and appointing capable boys to send to the Rotary Club meetings with Mr. Brant. One of the outstanding services of the council has been to pre- pare a constitution under the leadership of Leo Smith, for a student booster organization. The constitution has been approved by the council. In the event it is approved by the s'udent body, one ticket, showing membership in the organization, will permit participation by the student in many of the school activities at a real saving in comparison to the cost in other years. The council wishes to extend their gratitude and thanks to Mr. Brant and success to all future council members. Pa gc Fifty-.seirxc

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LIBRARY STAFF Top Row-H. Korthals, F. Tanski, M. Davis, V. Lambert. Second Row-Miss Wellemeyer, J. Russell, R. Bauer, M. Vande- Bunt, B. Pierssn, A. Hewlette, L. Gohsman, M. Harper. Bottom Row-W. Allen, B. Hyslop, B. Baldwin, C. Whitcomb, R. Schmidt, D. Caterfield. The Vassar High School library was completely reorganized th's year under the competent supervision of Miss Wellemeyer. Book shelves were entirely rearranged in a definite order. The card index, contain- ing a filing card for each book in the library was checked thoroughly so that each book may be accurately recorded when loaned to students. The library is an essential and extremely important part of the activities of Vassar High School. Students have come to rely upon the library as a source of recreational reading as well as reference material for regular school Work. The staff, although entirely new and inexperi- enced this year, have succeeded in making the library system very effl- cient and orderly. A number of new books were purchased for the library among which were, "Gone With The Wind", "Yang and Yin", "East Wind - West Wind", "The Good Earth", 'iLost Horizon" and "Magnificent Obsession". Many new and interesting books are on the list for next year. Maga- zines, of particular interest to the extra-curricular activities are also be- ing considered. The card catalog, which at present is used only by the library staff, is to be moved into the general session room Where all students may use it. Each student in the high school will be taught the essentials of the filing system so that they will be in a position to use similar systems in other libraries. The library staff wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to their director, Miss Wellemeyer. She has been more than patient with the stumbling efforts of the staff in attempting to become efficient li- brarians. p Pay.: Fift 11-for

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One of the best ways to judge the spirit of a school is to see the cross-section of an assembly. The assembly is the meeting place of the entire student body and faculty and it should serve as a socializing unit. The assembly committee is composed of one member from each of the four upper grades. These are The Superintendent and Principal act On, November 4, the Assembly on by the Utica Jubilee Singers, four under the direction of Miss Hare. as ex-officio members. Committee sponsored 3 program put colored men who were very enter- taining. November 11, Reverend Wood gave a peace talk. November 24, an Intelligence Quiz furnished fun and laughter for the students. December 23, the last day of school before Christmas, the committee arranged for two plays, "The Last Christmas" and "A Night at the Inn" which were presented by the Vassar Rounds gave a safety talk. January Dramatics Club. January 7, Mr. 28, the committee was fortunate to arrange a talk by a G-Man, Mr. Newman. February 9, Ben East, the famed photographer showed pictures and talked on his travels around the life of George Washington. March was the students enjoyed a Band Concert ski, also, the Boys Chorus sang a few Hudson Bay region. February 23, Judge Crampton told about the 4, Cass City gave a program. This an exchange program between Vassar and Cass City. March 17, under the direction of Mr. Maikow- numbers. April 1, consisted of a 10 minute program from each. class. Other programs which were included during the year were, a program by the faculty, one by the organizations of the school, and others by outside speakers. The Assembly Committee wishes to thank the entire student body and the faculty for their co-operation during the year. C. Johnson, L, Plumb, Miss Hare, P. Clady, M. Akins. ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE Page Fifty-s fflV'T'l,

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