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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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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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BDOSTERS PRESENT PRECISION DRILLS DURING HALF-TIME PERIODS
By Jackie Sena!
More than 150 Boosters from the Junior and Senior High Schools helped
spark Behrman's teams throughout the past year. The Boosters, always on hand
and full of pep, presented unusual exhibitions of skill in their drills.
Perhaps the mo'st novel of all the drills executed by the Boosters this
year was that which they presented during half time of the Behrman-Holy
Name Game. Together with the Band, the Senior High Boosters perfected a
dancing program which they called the " Hat Show."
In fine coordination the Boosters began the half by doing a kick dance to
"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." A waltz-tap to the "Bowery" followed next.
The most spectacular and colorful was the lariat tcssing to "Red River Valley?
Here the girls twirled crepe paper lariats of all colors in cow-boy fashion, as
if they were performing at a rodeo with ropes. The last routine was a military
step to"Americarr Patrol."
Each year the Boosters perform in recognition of Seniors and Ninth-grades.
This year during the Behrman-Destrehan Game they presented such a show. It
began with the Band and Boosters forming a bow and waltzing around to "School
Days." Going right into the next routine, the Band became a heart and the
Boosters, an arrow splitting the heart, At 'the end of the half the band was
seen as a graduation cap and the Boo-sters, as the tassel. This was executed while
the "Coronation Marchv was in full progress.
Although both these shows were finely executed, none was more unique
than -that of the Home-Corning Game. For the first time the Boosters presented
pre-game entertainment. The Junior High Boosters, carried red and white stripes
and white stars against a blue background on the field to form the symbol of
our country, the American flag. They remained in their positions and the band
played the National Anthem while the flag was raised. I
During the half the Senior Boosters and the Band executed with skill and
precision several drills honoring service branches of our country. In honor of the
Air Corps, the outline of an airplane was formed by the girls. Then they formed
an anchor for the Navy, a' cannon for the Army, and a hill with a cross in
honor of the Marines. The show 'was climaxed by the Boosters securely locked
as a chain representing the strength of America.
The Booster Club, consisting of all girls, was formed five years ago by
Miss Mary Alice Bassich to help cheer the teams on to victory and to make the
half time more entertaining for the spectators. Since that time Mi-ss Bassich has
tirelessly worked and given up her time to make the shows a success.
Among the graduates of our 1952 class are Jo Ann Borne, Joycelyn Mc-
Mahon, Jackie Senat and Gayle Sutton who have worked as Booster Captains
under Miss Bassich for the past two years. A
SQUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA COLLEGE ENTERTAINS BEHRMAN BAND
By Lloyd Lawrence
The Behrman Band, Mr. Milton Bush, the director, and four chosen mem-
bers of the Band Parents, Club, enjoyed a one-day trip to Southeastern Louisi-
ana College in Hammond on Wednesday April 9, 1952. The Band had scheduled
two concerts, one at the Hammond High School and one at the college but be-
cause of difficulty which arose in making arrangements the Band was noe able
to play for the high school audience. However, some of the high school musi-
cians did get to hear the concert held at the college. Early in the day the Band
attended a rehearsal of the college glee club and later they were present at a
rehearsal of the Southeastern Symphony. The Behrman Band played their
scheduled concert at 3:00 in the afternoon.
In addition to a delicious lunch, which was served in the college cafe-
teria, those who made the trip to Hammond enjoyed fresh strawberries and
cream as a fitting dessert. ,
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