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JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS UNTIE EFFORTS
TO PRESENT BEHRMAN'S 'A CRUISE TO LATIN AMERICA'
By Jo Ann Borne
Glorious land of the rhumba, samba, conga-South America, here we
come! A cruise to that Latin American Vacation spot-Brazil! This is the theme
on which Behrman School enthusiastically decided to base this year's Spring
Festival. On May 26, 1952 Behrman presented "A Cruise to Latin America."
As in last year's Gypsy Carnival, there were, before the main show, stunt shows,
grab bags, vending counters, and gobs of good things to eat. A major produc-
tion in itself was the Style Show, planned by Miss Mary Alice Bassich and
presented in the school basement by girls from the Junior and Senior High
Schoolsg they were escorted by some of Behrman's star athletes.
The main attraction, of course, was held in the auditorium, which was
packed to capacity. The curtains opened, showing a perfect view of our "Vallette
Street wharf" crowded with voyagers, and their friends who had come down
to wish them "Bon Voyagel' Just before the opening of the curtains the band
entertained the audience with their overture-an arrangement of South American
songs. The Band. and Glee Club serenaded our friends before they boarded the
the ship to leave. Our Style Show commentator was on hand, too, to describe the
latest in traveling outfits modeled by our travelers. To put everyone in a joyous
mood before saying goodbye, the Behrman Jazz band played "Way Down Yonder
and "When the Saints Come 'Marching In."
The last half of the show was climaxed by the presentation of the queens
and courts of the Azalea and Camellia festivals. They were presented at a party
given in their honor in South America. lncidently, our voyagers were on hand to
see this colorful spectacle. Everyone present was entertained by a group of
dancers, who did the samba and the tango. There were Mexican dancers, two
soloists, and a trio-All gave delightful performances to add to the entertainment.
As the show ended, all of the performers formed a Conga line and proceeded tc
"snake" across the stage-a perfect close for a marvelous performance.
The students, as well as the teachers, enjoyed presenting "A Cruise to
Latin Amercia" amd they all worked hard to make it a success. They had their
play, too, of course, for the Thursday and Friday before the show were set aside
to get everyone in that South American mood. Students and teachers came to
school dressed in colorful skirts and blouses and shirts, and those who really had
the spirit wore Carmen Miranda head pieces. Students having the most colorful
costumes and the cleverest head pieces were judged by the teachers during the
Members of the Azalea Court were Jacqueline Baker, queeng Shirley
Anderson, first maidg Geraldine Brupbacherg Betty Gondrellag Grace Hilde-
brandg Virginia Lawrenceg Pauline Caslerg Sybil Bergesg Amarylis Cunningham,
Bonnie Sutherland, Jane Rae Bourgg Pearl Gondrellag Ruby Lucasg Shirley
LeBlancg Joanna Schmidt, Irma Lee Spenceg Mary Ann Tullierg Peggy Kirkmanj
Margie Ancling Joy Boyerg Gail Falcong Ronda Beninatig Jane Boyerg Christine
Brown, and Barbara Creduer.
Members of the Camellia Court were Anne Heux, queeng Marion Danjean,
first: maid, Beverly Burnellg Laverne Cook, Marilyn Thompson, Sue Carolyn
Whiteg Helen Coppola, Pearl Grierg Janice LeNormandg Clara Belalag and Pat
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Completing the table setting which was entered in the Maison Blanche
table setting contest are Muriel Chico, Marcella Borcherding. Marilyn Thomp-
son. and 'Beitye Lynn Lax-mes.
IR. RED CROSS REMAINS ACTIVE
THROUGHOUT BUSY SCHOOL YEAR
By Lucille M. Fouclsa
It may be rihat the goals toward which they are striving are worthwhileg
perhaps it is that they all realize the importance of their concerted efforts:
maybe they just like helping others-but whatever fthe reason is, the Junior
Red Cross members of Behrman are busy the year round.
One of the activities sponsored by the Junior Red Cross during the past
year was the making of Christmas stockings for service men who were in
hospitals. The stockings contained comic books, hard candy, tooth paste, tooth
brushes, soap, and stationery.
. . Girls in the home economics classes made chambray dresses for little
school children who were in need of the help the Red Cross could give them.
Then, too there were the Junior Red Cross drives to collect money
which the Red Cross needed to aid people. Money was collected in every
home room by the representatives.
Two members of the Junior Red Cross from Behrman were selected to
go to a camp last summer. At camp these members participated in many ac-
tivities which helped train them to explain the program to the other members
when they returned in the fall. Last year the representatives who attended the
Red Cross camp were Karen Nielsen and Lorraine Courtney.
Two representatives from each home room of the school meet every third
Thursday of the month in Room 102. Under the capable guidance of Miss
Ruth Thalheim, home economics teacher, these pupils conduct their meetings
and do the work of the Junior Red Cross.
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ANTICS OF FRESHMAN-SENIOR DAY DELIGHT STUDENTS
By Edith Russell
Ah, Senior-Freshman Day, a day of fun and frolic for all! On this day the
seniors and freshmen Hrulei' the school. This is the day of all the school year
that belongs exclusively to them.
Everywlfere about the -school are the freshmen dressed in their funny
clothes and the seniors dressed in their best! A close look at the freshmen re-
veals that the boys are dressed in short pants, different shoes and socks, ties,
ladies' hats, their hair is parted in the middle, and their shirts are on backwards.
The girls are decked out in rough-dried dresses turned inside out,. and are wear-
ing different shoes and socks, their hair is plaited in five pigtails and tied with
colored hair ribbons, they 'wear no make-up, jewelry, or fingernail polish, and
everyone carries dolls.
To start this memorable day everyone gathers in the auditorium where
the seniors and freshmen are introduced. Two of the freshmen present each sen-
ior with a cap and each freshmen with a "freshie" bow. The freshmen in turn
present their senior with an apple. At the conclusion of the program classes
begin. Woe be unto any stray freshman caught wandering in the halls!
At lunch time the freshmen are ordered to "wait on" their seniors. The
freshmen are forced to sit on the floor to eat their own meals. The lunch period
is lengthened so that the seniors may have more time to put freshmen through
their paces. '
As soon as the bell announcing the end of the lunch period rings, seniors.
freshmen, and some of the teachers congregate in the auditorium for a Kangaroo
Court. At this a few of the freshmen are accused of "crimes, and must be de-
fended by their seniors. One "serious" crime of which they are accused is drink-
ing out of the water fountain.. Punishment for some of them is singing, pretend-
ing to be a band, and group singing. At this conclusion of the program classes
During 'the day the seniors seem to do nothing but sign caps or have some-
one else sign theirs. It is not uncommon to be calmly walking down the hall
and have a senior stick his head at you and say, "Sign"
With so much pleasantness the day seems to speed by, and school is
soon out. The freshmen breathe a sigh of relief. They made it through the day!
Now, they must endure the night at the football game. Many freshmen attend
to enjoy the fun that they know is in store for them. Here, at the half-time
the king and queen of the Freshmen class are crowned.
After !the game is over, freshmen and seniors trudge home, tired but
extremely well pleased. The seniors smile because they have been so happy
and proud, and the freshmen drift into dreams of the not-too-distant future
when they will be seniors and have the privilege of "commanding" a freshman.
GRADUATES PRESENT NEW FLAG T0 SCHOOL
As a token of their love for Behrman, the graduates of the
1952 class presented to the school a flag to be used in parades.
Gayle Sutton, president of the Senior Class, presented the flag to
Mr. Charles E. Steidtmann, principal, who accepted the flag in the
name of the school.
This flag carries the colors of the school, it is green trimmed
in gold. On an oval background of green rests a large gold "B"
encircled by the name of the school. The lettering on the flag is
When it is not being used in parades, the flag will be kept on
the stage of the school auditorium.
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