Calgary Normal School - Chinook Yearbook (Calgary, Alberta Canada)

 - Class of 1927

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Page Twelvi CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1926-27 ®fje Bramatic !§ oriet) The Dramatic Society for the year 1926-27 was organized in December under the leadership of Mr. Loucks. Miss Dyde and Miss Fisher, as representatives of the staff, gave an outline of the work attempted by Societies of previous years and many helpful sugges¬ tions to guide initial steps of our procedure. The following capable executive was chosen to carry on the work for the year: President_Miss Katherine Grow Vice-President_Miss ' Margaret Lang Secretary-Treasurer--Winston Cooper Later in the year Miss Grow, finding the work too great a burden along with her other activities, resigned her position as presi¬ dent. For the remainder of the term the position was ably filled by Miss Lang. Mr. Loucks selected several plays, parts of which were read by the students at the next meeting. It was decided that a play en¬ titled “The Ring” should be prepared and presented at the February meeting. The cast consisted of Miss Katherine Grow, Mrs. Cook, Miss Dodd, Messrs. Davison, Winston Cooper, Bert Redding, Dave Smith, Eric Buskins, J. Maxwell, L. Mogridge, S. Weller, 0. Kelley, and all played their parts in a most commendable manner. After the New Year, at a series of meetings held in the Cafe¬ teria, the works of three of the leading modern dramatists were studied. Miss Dyde’s clever and amusing talk on the work of A. A. Milne was enthusiastically received by the students. Miss Fisher presented selections from J. M. Barrie’s plays in such a charming- fashion as to endear the author and his characters to everyone present. Miss Simons gave a paper on Bernard Shaw, which was both ' interest¬ ing and instructive. As a result of these informative and inspiring addresses members of the Society had the desire to study in detail the works of the above mentioned dramatists. The final and most important production for the year was given Friday, April 8th in the Normay School Auditorium,. Three one-act plays were successfully presented under the able direction of Miss Fisher and Miss Dyde. The program w 7 as as follows: “SPREADING THE NEWS”—Lady Gregory— The cast—Mrs. Tarpey, Mrs. Fleming: A Policeman (Jo Muldoon), Mr. Dave Smith; A Magistrate, Mr. Leslie Mogridge; Mrs. Fallon, Mrs. Cook; Bartley Fallon, Mr. Sidney Weller; Jack Smith Mr. Albert Beauregard; Shawn Early, Mr. Harold Newman; Mrs. Tully, Miss McNally; James Regan, Mr. Horace Allen; Tim Casey, Mr. Ernest Foul sen. “THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS”—J. M. Barrie.— The cast—Mrs. Dowey, Miss Margaret Lang; Mrs. Mickleham, Miss Helen Bard; Mrs. Twymley, Miss Wolla Jahrons; Mrs. Haggerty, Miss May Fawcett; Mr. Willings, Father Dunbar; Kenneth Dowey, Mr. John Laurie. “WUItZTEL FLUMMERY”—A. A. Milne— The cast—Viola Crawshaw, Miss Jean Williamson, Mr. Richard Meri- ton, Mr. Jas. Blair; Mr. Robert Crawshaw, Mr. Francis Wootton; Mrs. Margaret Crawshaw, Miss Herminia Carrier; Mr. Denis Clifton, Mr. David Milligan. The piano selections of Miss Mary Evans and the vocal solos of Mr. Sylvestre were well received. Miss Kate Ramsay, Mr. Winston Cooper and Mr. Hargraves rendered most valuable assistance behind the scenes as stage managers. The proceeds from this entertainment were donated to the Students’ Union to enable it to pay for new stage scenery, the lack of which has always proved a great handicap. This equipment will be left for the use of future students with the sincere hope that the work of the Dramatic ' Society may be even more extensive and successful in future years. -N-- ®f)t @lee Club The Students’ Glee ' Club was organized in December last by Madame Ellis Browne, who is arranging to present the operetta, “All At Sea,” by David Stevens, a Gilbert and Sullivan dream in two acts, consisting of songs and chorus from “H.M.S. Pinafore,” “Pirates of Penzance,” “Patience,” “lolanthe” and “The Mikado.” The story and libretto are well arranged and the characters will be taken by the following students: Captain Corcoran, of the good ship Pinafore—Harold McBain, Howard Sadler; Sir Joseph Porter, first lord of the admiralty—David Smith; Ralph Rackstraw able seaman — Jacques Sylvestre; Dick Deadeye, boatswain—Eric Huskins; MidsMpmite—Cecil Brandvold, Roy Curdy; The Pirate King, chief of the Pirates of Penzance—John Cousley; Frederick, a pirate apprentice—Glyn Thomas; Police Ser¬ geant, of the Metropolitan force—Arthur Davison; Grosvenor, a poet —Allan Connelly; Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd (late member of parliament)—G. Wootton; Lord Chancellor—Henry Irwin; Mikado of Japan—Charles Laverty; Pooh-Bah, a great and versatile character— Sidney Weller; Koko, lord high executioner—H. Byers; Josephine, Capt. Corcoran’s daughter—H. Merrill, Winogene Brandow; Little Buttercup, candies, fruits and small wares—Marian MacGougan; Patience—Marian MacGougan; Mable, friends of Josephine—Bertha Brennand, Annie Godfrey; Phyllis, a former shepherdess, wedded to Strephon—Emily Cragg; Fairy Queen, a personage of influence— Herminia Carrier, Margaret McNally; Yum-yum, Peep-bo, Pitti-sing, three little maids from school, wards of Koko—Marguerite Kenny, Dorothy Stoodly, Jean Williamson. Pianist—Helen Bard. A chorus comprising: The crew of the Pinafore; Stir Joseph’s sisters, cousins and aunts; policemen and fairies. Scene: The deck of the Pinafore. Act 1: Late afternoon and evening. Act 2: Morning of the fol¬ lowing day. The operetta will be given in costume at the Normal School on Thursday and Friday evenings, May 19 and 20, commencing at 8:15 p.m. It is hoped that the students and their Mends will be present in large numbers at each performance, as considerable time and energy has been spent in preparing this very attractive operetta, and with the above excellent east a most enjoyable evening is assured.

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CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL AR BOOK, 1926-27 Page Eleven Dr. Coffin—(Having class join hands for a psychology experiment): “Too bad this isn’t a mixed class.” Mr. Loucks—(With specs, adjusted on his forehead and toying with his elastic band): “A-hem—at what point did we leave off our work in Bennett ? ” Mr. Scott—(Endeavoring to sink his floating rib with a yard stick): “Now, what particular feature strikes you as characteristic of this particular bird?” Mr. MoKerricher—(Trying to find his vest pockets—to Huskins, who is late): “Huskins, what would you do out in the country, with no one to keep account of you—if you came to school late on a stormy morning and found a poor little fellow frozen to death on the steps?” Sgt-Maj. O’Hanlon—“Stretch away up or you’ll never be as tall as I am.” Mr. McCalla—(Adjusting the lantern): “This next slide brings out that point very well.” Mr. Hutton—“You fellows are big dubs to let the girls take your minds off your work-” Mr. Hay—(In a frock-tailed coat, directing games) : “All the Kellys line up over there.” Miss Chiitick—“Last day we were taking diphtheria; I think we will take strychnine today.” Miss Fisher—“We notice it so much more among the ‘gairls’.” Miss Simons—“Have you ali got your Courses of Studies here?” Miss Currie—(Smiling sweetly): “Don’t forget to sign.” Miss Giles—“Dr. ' Coffin is busy now.” should be donated to Mr. Hugh McGillcrest Lundlie for any persona! expenses, incidentals, etc., which might arise. The second term saw two new officers included in the Executive. By adding to the Con¬ stitution, the students voted into office the House Committee Presi¬ dent and the Bulletin Manager, both of which offices can be very easily put to work. We may say that these two Executives were all that could be wished for in the way of business machines and the splendid work of the second term Executive brought to a close what we would consider a record year in the annals of The Normal School. --N- Miss Goldie — No. 1, Dishwater; No. 2, Dishwiper No. 3, Table Washer; No. 4, Housekeeper. Mine. Browne—“Now, little lady, give us doh.” -N- “Now, Weller,” said Mr. Hay, “how much is seven times eight?” “Fifty-six,” replied Sid. “That’s pretty good ” remarked Mr. Hay. “Pretty good!” exclaimed ' Sid. “Hang it all, sir, it’s perfect!” Richards: “Can I see you across the street?” She: “How do I know—stay here and try.” Art Chrysler was in a temper as he fixed a flat tire. “It’s going to rain,” said Bertie. “Well, let it rain,” said Art gruffly. “I was going to,” was the reply. EVER HEARD THESE? Many people have written nothing which will ever live, but certainly our instructors have said things which will never die—at least not in our memories. Here are some common ones: Angry Father: “Well, young lady, explain yourself. Where have you been all night?” Flapper Daughter: “Oh Dad, dear, I was sitting up with the sick son of the sick man you are always telling mother you sat up with,..’

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CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1926-27 Page Thirteen ®f)e Speaker’s Club ®be formal j9outl) (By WILLIAM F. BURKE, 2-A) _ Soon after our Normal course opened, M ' iss Dyde, our instruc¬ tor in English, suggested organizing a Speakers’ Club. Her object was not only to train our melodious voices, but to so arouse our in¬ terest in public speaking that we would give it a place on the pro¬ gram of our own schools. The idea seemed to take quite a hold upon the students in general, but for some unknown reason no one appeared at the appoint¬ ed place to organize the club. Miss Dyde, in the hour of her dis¬ appointment, turned in hope to that illustrious Class 2-A. Perhaps she thought they had the greatest need of the training. However, the class undertook the work and a very successful club was organized. At the beginning of the second term the other classes, realizing what they were missing, showed their desire to be included in the club, and so a Normal-wide Speakers’ Club was organized (with Miss Dyde as honorary President). That rollicking son of Erin, Owen Kelly, 2-A, was elected president and Art Davison, also of 2-A, secre¬ tary. Miss Dyde acted as general superintendent and confidential critic at all times. The meetings were held every Friday during the noon recess. The program usually consisted of two or three talks on various topics by members of the class. On one occasion a debate was held which proved “That all foreign troops should be withdrawn from China at once.” On the whole the Speakers’ Club has been undoubtedly a suc¬ cess. Some have become proficient in the art of speaking,, though most of us still have much to learn. We may also add that many a towel for domestic science was hemstitched during these meetings. Miss Goldie, we know you will give us all the credit we deserve. In conclusion I wish to extend the thanks of the members of the club to Miss Dyde who added to our student activities the Speakers’ Club, and contributed towards its success so much of her valuable time. We feel sure that as the years go by we will look back with pride on this organization which afforded us so many hours of real pleasure, and which gave us the basic training in an art which may (who can tell) lead many of us to fame and fortune. dje 2=3 ©rcfjeatra This orchestra was organized during the first month of school, and as a result of splendid co-operation of the members, made ex¬ cellent progress. Although they were not able to supply music to the school the boys themselves received much enjoyment from their ef¬ forts The orchestra was composed of the following members: Glyn Thomas, pianist and leader; Lowell Parrish, violinist; Henry Stankie- wich, violinist; Percy Griffiths, violinist; Harvey Allan, comet; How¬ ard Larson, saxaphone; George Findlay, ukulele; Kenneth Scott, trom¬ bone; Sidney Weller, drums. Home from Normal came the stripling Calm and cool and debonair With a scanty stock of rudiments, And a wondrous wealth of hair; With a lazy love of langor, And a healthy hate of work And a cigarette devotion That would shame a tuibaned Turk. And he called his father “Governor” With a cheek serene and rude; While that angry, worthful rustic Called his son “a blasted dude.” And the climax reached a crisis, On the lawn behind the shed; “Now I’m going to lick you, sonny,” (So the honest rustic said, “And I’ll knock that Normal nonsense From your noodle mighty quick.” Then he fell upon the chappy Like a wagon-load of brick. But the youth serenely murmured As he gripped his angry Dad “You’re a splendid rusher. Governor, But you tackle very bad.” Then he rushed him for a centre And he tipped him for a fall, And he scored a goal and touchdown With his Papa as the ball. Then a cigarette he lighted As he slowly strolled away, Saying, “That was jolly Governor, Now we’ll practice every day.” While his father from the greensward Where he grovelled in disgrace, Gazed proudly on his offspring From a soiled and bruis-ed face. “Henry’s all right, ma,” he shouted, “For he threw me like a fan, And the one who downs your husband Is a mighty solid man.” —By LENA AMUNDSEN, 2-E

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