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Standing, left lo rigbt-M. Steketee, J. Wi tler, . trui
Sealed-G. Wilterdink, V. Vander Velde, B. Fahnle, E. Hoffert, B. Engstrom, E. Morgan.
"Almost Eighteen!" That was the stage production in
form of a riotous comedy by Dana Thomas. Through Mr.
Zylstra's direction, this play was a great success.
The plot became rather complicated when our "almost
eighteen" youth, Eddie, played by Eugene Hoffert, had
ideas about becoming a successful crooner like Crosby. He
must earn his own money for the completion of his ambi-
tions to go away to school, for his father opposed them.
His troubles began when he decided to enter a contest.
His uncle George meant to aid him, but accidentally he
sent the wrong manuscript which was really copied from
There was great excitement until all was finally straight-
ened out, and Eddie was cleared of this suspected treachery.
The members who presented this drama were:
lVilliam Barry ......,,,,,,.,,,,....,, .,,,,,, E ugene Morgan
Grace Barry ,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Betty Engstrom
Beatrice Barry .,,,,.. ..... . .Eleanor Boersma
Eddie Barry .....,......... ...Eugene Hoffert
Mabel Warrerz ,,.....,..... ,,,.,. ..... M a rcia Steketee
Tommy Grandrille ,,,,.,.,, ........ G errit XVilterdink
Mrs. Gnmdzfille ........... .. ..,,,. Marjorie Struik
Ann Sherrnarz., ............,,..., ,,,,, , ,....,... B etty Fahnle
Eddie's Uncle George .,.,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,.., john Wiltjer
Sully Davidson .,,,...,,Y,,,,,, Catherine Vander Velcle
Mr. Merril ,.....,,,,.,,,,.,,.,,,,,, .,.,,,,,,,, Gordon Clark
Miss Dalrymple ,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, ,,Loi5 Van Malgen
Much must be attributed to the ambitious and tireless
stage crew and committees who were largely responsible
for two excellent performances.
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Slrmdirzg, Third Row-D. Dykstra, I.. Jones, F. Johnson, D. Demoray, L. Kammeraad, G. Beld
J. De Vries, R. Jewell, B. Engstrom, B. Drenten, G. Burkholder,
Standing, Second Ron'-Mrs. Burns Stohbelaar Cfaculty advisorj, E. Ives, A. Milirig, E. Thomas
E. Perry, H. Crull, E. Stap, J. Mellor, P. Freeberg, Miss Haines Qfaculty advisorj.
Sealed-B. Christensen, D. Sawyer, G. Jellema, B. Fahnle, J. Demoray, B. Breese, J. Round
S. Lous, S. Wtmtsdrick.
The school paper offers an opportunity for high school stu-
dents to practice the fundamentals of journalism. Members of the
staff have learned not only to write the news, but to publish it as
well. The commerce department, headed by Miss Haines, was of
tremendous help in instituting a system of cooperative production.
During the first semester, the department took over the typing and
mimeographing almost completely. Later, however, it helped to
shift this work to the staff itself.
This has been the tenth year in the history of the Beacon's
publication. Under the helpful guidance of Miss Burns, faculty
advisor, the staff had striven to live up to the precedent set in
former years. Circulation has been up, issues have been larger, and
the paper's proceeds have been greater than ever before. Several
special issues were published including the last one, a printed edi-
tion containing the Senior Prophecy, Class Wfill, and news of the
senior trip. New columns, such as "Fads and Fashions," "Inter-
views," reviews of books in our library, and letters from former
students and teachers have been introduced. Gordon Beld instituted
his "Sports in the Showers" column and the Beacon sponsored a
short story contest, Lucille Jones, exchange editor, brought Wyom-
ing the latest from other schools while Sally Lous covered ele-
mentary news for a new feature.
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Silling, lefl lo riglvl-M. Boersma, R. Ten Brock, R. Osheck, T. Hoekstra, Ci. jellema.
Standing-D. Sawyer, R. Jewell. M. XVvn, B. Drenten, R. Holtrop.
In the presentation of "The Scarecrow Creeps," the senior class
maintained its reputation for excelling. XY"eird blood-curdling
screams, shadowy phantom scarectows, and chairs which rocked by
mysterious means offered an evening of intense excitement.
The "Clarita" diamond was the object around which the plot
revolved. Anthony Gage, its owner, was believed to have been
wronged by Roderick, his cousin, who desired its possession
Thirty years after the theft, the time of the play, Roderick dis-
closed that the diamond is still hidden in Gage Manor.
The scarecrow, believed to be Anthony's ghost seeking Rode-
rick, somehow spirited him away. Roderick's ghostly-being, So the
relatives thought, returned and forced a confession from Adam
Throgg, his butler: thus, clearing his name. Then Roderick showed
himself perfectly safe and alive.
Under the direction of Mr. Zylstra, the members of the cast
portrayed their respective roles very fittingly. The combined ef-
forts of the various committees contributed much to the success of
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