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Page 17 text:
XVestcrn's acting world is kept busy
under the instructive hands of its new
sponsor, Mrs. Rita Smith. As a regular
project the Dramatic Club is constantly
engaged in perfecting diction, and in
This term, two members, Miriam
Prince and Beverlee Bearnaan have been
awarded the traditional pins of comedy
and tragedy maslts. This is symbolic of
outstanding service and a membership
of three years.
The purpose of the Future Nurses
Club is to furnish information about
various nursing schools. The members,
who meet after school every Thursday,
are given the requirements of the
schools and other necessary data. This
term, information about Board of Edu-
cation Scholarships was supplied by
Vickie Palmer, president of the club.
During the term, some of the girls who
formerly received their scholarships and
are now in training, came back and
spoke to the club on their hospital ex-
The George Montgomery Chapter of
the Future Teachers of America Club
is named in honor of Western's former
principal. Under the sponsorship of
Miss Mary Leona Gaynor, the club as-
sists the Lea Elementary School during
This term, under the direction of its
president, Elaine Antman, the club dis-
tributed apples to all of the teachers in
the school on Salute to Teachers' Day.
The F.T.A. also presented an assembly
The Dramatic Club
The Future Nurses Club
The Future Teachers Club of America
Page 16 text:
The French Club
The Latin Club
The Spanish Club
The French Club, sponsored by Miss
Janet Swerlick, published :t French
newspaper. Its name was "Le Blagueurf'
which means l'The Joker." French
songs, jokes, crossword puzzles and
articles about the foods and customs of
the people of France were a few of the
enjoyable features. One of the members
of the club related to the club his ex-
periences in Europe the summer before.
The president was Joan Hairston.
Under the guidance of its sponsor,
Mrs. Nettie Groll, the Latin Club con-
centrates much attention on preparing
the "Gubernator," its termly publica-
tion. To encourage interest in the
classics, members spend a good deal of
time tape-recording various plays con-
nected with ancient Greek themes.
This term's oilicers are Elaine Krisch,
presidentg Eleanor Parris, vice-presi-
dent, Burton Schwartz, recording sec-
retary, Adelenc Curry, treasurer: Zebu-
lin Bnddicli, sergeant-at-arms, Harvey
Hirsch, editor of the "Gubernator."
f,Hahlas espanol? Do you speak Span-
ish? The place for those who do is
XY'estcrn's Spanish Club. Here, under
the supervision of Mrs. hlarie Pagan
and Mrs. Helen Brown, interested stu-
dents are improving their knowledge of
the language, and of the Spanish people.
This term, the president, Julie Blat-
man, and the members saw a demonstra-
tion of Spanish coolting, and had at
Christmas party with a pinata. They
also sold calendars with original Spanish
greetings and paintings.
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West Philadelphia High School was saddened this term hy the
untimely death of Mr. Irvin Ileyne of the English Department. A
'raduate of Wfestern, he was .1 fine teacher, a scholar, and .1 'entle man.
Sincerely interested in others, his patience and encouragement knew
nu bounds. As a sponsor of the rleenage Book Cllulw, Mr, lleyne won
it 'armth and teach-
national recognition fm' his outstanding work. llis xx
ings will remain in the hearts of his many friends.
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