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Page 20 text:
National Honor Society
As the name implies, the National Honor Society
is an organization of nation-wide scope and is the
only society whose purpose is honoring outstanding
high school students. Members are chosen on the
basis of scholarship, character, leadership, and ser-
The Assembly honoring the newly chosen National
Honor Society members was held March 16, this
year with Gabe Sellers officiating. Devotionals were
led by Geraldine Salero and Richard Keith, a mem-
ber of the Society from the class of 1938, played a
piano solo, after which Mr. Bergman gave a short
address on "The Nature of the National Society"
and introduced the twenty-eight new members. Mary
Margaret Arnold gave a very impressive response
from the members of the society. The guest speaker
was Reverend J. R. Burns, of Hays, Kansas.
Initiation services for the newly elected members
of the National Honor Society were held Monday,
March 20, in our own "banquet hall" where a de-
licious dinner was served by the members of the
RUTH YAEGEf-"She's as pretty as a picture." Etta
Kette 4: Chorus 2. 3, 4. VIRGINIA YAPP-"Tall
and terrific." H. R. com. 2. 3: G. R. 2. 3, 4: Art
Slug 2: Music club 3: Dramatics club 4: Intramural,
boy's Home Problems class. Mr. Bergman acted as
toastmaster announcing the program which included
a violin solo by Edith Hanna, followed by a short
speech of appreciation given by Joanne Aubel, and
the main address of the evening was presented by
Doctor Hill from Kansas State College. After the
address, Dr. W. E. Sheifer congratulated the new
members and lead them in repeating the pledge of
Reading left to right we find the new members in
the first row to be Norman Crook, Edith Dawley,
Aileen Hostinsky, Sara Winkler, Dorothy Summers,
Barbara Bower, Mary Louise Emery, Marian Pen-
ley, and Edith Hanna. Second row, Helen Stagg,
Ruth Kretzmeier, Mary Margaret Arnold, Joanne
Aubel, Dorothy Ratliff, Ruth Jenkins, and Margaret
Mack. The third row includes Betty Ann Faubion,
Faye Clapp, Marjorie Goldstein, Barbara Bouck and
Wilma Jean Shull. In the back row are Don Sollen-
berger, Denzil Bergman, Merrill Peterson, Bill
Hines, Lawrence Alden, and Norman Ross. Audrey
Jean Durland is also a member but is not included
in the picture.
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BETTY JO SULLIVANW-"Short. I'lump---and Oh so
Jolly." G. R.2, 3, 4: G. A. A. 2: Music club 4:
Chorus 2. 3: Intramurals 2, 3. DOROTHY MAY
SUMMERS-"Only one in captivity." H. R. Sec.-
Treas. 2. Prolr- chm. 3: V.-Pres, 3, Sec.-Treas. -1: G.
R. 2. 3, 4: Pep club 2, 3. 4: Art club 2: Aviation
club Sec. Il: Dramatics club Pres. 4. Judging: com. 4:
Pigskin Prom. com. 4: "Kind Lady" 4: Debate 4: In-
tramurals 2, 3. 4: Mentor Staff: National Honor So-
ciety. RAYMOND TUCKERf"0l' Kim: Tucker,
Iiowr-r's fourth sucker." H. R. Sec.-Treas. 4: M.
club 4: Football 4: Pigskin Prom. "King" 4.
IDELL VAN REBER -"Sunshine" H. R. Pres. 2,
Prop. chm. 3: Representative Council 4: G. R. 2, Il,
4: Music club 2. 3: Home Ee cluh reporter 4:
Chorus 2, 3. LUCILLE VENDELL-"Jollity Person-
ifiedf' Home Ec. club 3: Chorus 2. 3. MARY BETH
YVALKER-"Life is a jest and all thinus show it,
1 thomrht, so once and now I know it." Cheerleader
4: G. R. 2, 3. 4: G. A. A. Sonizleader 2: French club
social chm. 3: Pep cluh 4: Science club Sec. 4: A
Capella 3: Chorus 2, 3, 4: Intramurals 2. 3, 4.
IRENE VVARD--"There arc other ways to get alonf:
besides shouting loud and long." G. A. A. 2: Home
Ec club 4: Intramurals 2. GRACE WEBB-"One in
a million: They don't come any oftenerf' G. R. 4:
Pep club 4: Home Ec. club 4. INA MARIE WEIK-
"Quiet and capable." G. R. -1: Home Ec club 4:
Library assistant 4.
WILLIS WVHITLEY--"Constantly Jolley." Aviation
club 3: Chorus 3, 4: Intramurals 3. WILLADEAN
WIHITNEYk"I'eppy-one of the far-famed baseball
Whitneysf' Pep club 4: Commercial club 4. BETTY
LOU WILLIAMS--"Goodbye Worry." Home Ec.
DONALD WILLIS --"Willie make puns? Don
think he won't." H. R. com. 2, V.-Pres. 2: Hi-Y
2. 3, Sec. 4: Art club 2: Science club 4: Avi-
ation cluli Pres. 3: Jr.-Sr. Party Invitation chm. 31
Intramurals 2, 3. sec. 4: Golf 3. 4. AMOS WILSON
-"He seldom uses words but his brain works over-
time." F, F. A. 2, Reporter 3, Pres. 4: Voc. Air.
shop contest 3: Hi-Y 3: Chorus 3: Intramurals 2, 3.
4. SARA VVINKLER-"Woo-wool" Student Council
Sec. 3: H. R. com. 2: Readinlr club 2: Pep club 4,
com. 3: Dramatics club judging: chm. 4: Music club
3: G. R. 2, 3, social chm. 4: Soph. party com. chm.
2: Pigskin prom. corn. 3. 4: "Kind Lady" 3: "Take
My Advice" 4: Mentor Staff: National Honor Society.
WILLIAM WINTER-"I hurry not neither do I
worry." Hi-Y Com. 4: Science club 4. ALFRED
WVOODMAN-"The Football Nero." F. F. A. Judi!-
iny 3: Chorus 3: Football 2. 3, 4: M. club 3. 4.
ROBERT WRIGHT-"The Modern Romeo." Hi-Y 3,
Bible study chm. 4: M. club 3. 4: Band 3. 4: Orch.
3, 4: "Anne of Green Gables" 3: Basketball 3: Intra-
Page 21 text:
Mentor and Blue M Staff
This ycar's journalism class under Paul Owen
"hit a new high" by being the largest class in the
history of M. H. S. with a record of twenty-one
The purpose of this class is to edit the weekly
school paper, the "Mentor," and the year book, the
"Blue M." To their credit, the staff made several
changes in the Mentor: "Poems 'N Things," to pro-
mote interest in creative writing of our students:
"The Clothes Line" with sub-heads of Esquire and
Madumoisellcg "In the Mentor," index box, mention-
ing the high points in each issue, and "As I See It,"
editorial column on the front page with remarks on
timely events, were now attractions. The Student
Forum, although not new, was quite well responded
to, and several columns were dressed up with new
heads, such as "Mentor Mud" in place of 'tGAB,"
and "Over the Back Fence" instead of "In Other
Schools." The Mentor was enlarged to a six page
paper the first semester, and the heads were changed
from the conventional news type to the more modern
feature type, and cuts were more frequently shown
in the paper due to the purchase of the Redimat.
This equipment made it possible for original art
work to be reproduced for the paper.
During the year's work, the staff published a 10
page anniversary issue, which high lighted the his-
tory of our institution and its expansion throughout
25 years, and an 8 page edition for the National
Education Association week, to which the faculty
During the course of the year, the staff made two
trips, one to Topeka, and one to Kansas City. The
class was taken to Topeka in the school bus. They
spent the morning in the Capper Publications. The
stall' and sponsor met Senator Capper who kindly
posed with the group for a picture which appeared
in the Topeka Daily Capital. The afternoon was
spent in visiting the Topeka Daily Journal and the
In Kansas City, the cass was taken through the
Kansas City Star Plant, the Grimes-Joyce Printing
Company, the Nelson Art Gallery, and other points
The staff is as follows: The Editorial Stafi'-Edi-
tor-in-chief, Merrill Petersong News Editors, Bar-
bara Bower and Barbara Bouck, Editorial Editors,
Ruth Kretzmeier and Margaret Mack, Feature Edi-
tors, Mary Margaret Arnold and Faye Clapp,
Sports Editors, Bob Gahagen and Bill Hines, Ex-
change Editors, Ba1'bara Bouck and Barbara Bower.
The Business Staff: Business Manager, Betty Nie-
mollerg Advertising Manager, Shirley Marlow: As-
sistant Advertising Manager, Helen Miller, Circu-
lation Manager, David Gates.
Departmental and Reportorial Staff: Martha
Baird, Clara Lou Davis, Marjorie Goldstein, Hall
Milliard, Marian Penley, Wilma Jean Shull, Dorothy
May Summers, and Sara Winkler, Faculty Advisor,
Paul C. Owen, and Printer, F1'ed Ernst.
Included in the two-fold purpose of the journalism
class was, of course, the publishing of the yearbook,
"The Blue M." The most outstanding feature of the
annual this year was in the contest and election of
the Blue M Beauty Queen. Dorothy Lancaster, our
colorful sophomore, now bears the title of "Blue M
Beauty Queen. The seventeen candidates were Jo-
anne Aubel, Thelma Bouck, Faye Clapp, Marion Jo
Drown, Iva Fenton, Harriet Givens, Virginia How-
enstine, Jeanne Jaccard, Alice King, Betty Jean
King, Ruth Kretznieier, June Limbocker, Dorothy
Ratliff, Mary Schweitzer, Charlene Spelman, Le-
The theme, the first to be used since the reduction
of the annual to magazine size, follows the "Marco
of the annual from magazine size, of this year's
of Time" throughout the book, depicting Father
Time in various poses as division page illustrations.
The appropriateness of this theme is the fact that
this is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the graduates
of the first class, the book being dedicated to Earl
Darby, who was a member of the first class to enter
the present building, and has been an instructor in
the school since 1923.
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