Manhattan High School - Blue M Yearbook (Manhattan, KS)

 - Class of 1939

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22 Representative Council Acting primarily as a contact group between the home rooms and the Student Council, the Represent- ative Council has various duties. They do not attend the regular meetings but are summoned for sev- eral meetings throughout the year. This group, comprised of one person elected by each home room, proved to be a successful means of conveying to home rooms the ideas of the Student Council, or vice- versa. This year's group was particularly representative of the student body. Reading from left to right, the members are: FIRST Row: Idel Van Beber, Darlene Johnson, Maxine Garrels, Arylene Hanson, Jean Kenmitz, Mary Charlson, Betty Babb. SECOND Row: David Holtz, Jim Gerlach, Duane Anderson, Lester Bishop, George Kruse, Bill Hines. THIRD ROW: Dick Doryland, Bob Cook, Larry Charlton. Members who are not pictured here were Betty Boone, Blaine Thomas, Bob Pickett, Edith Dawley, Jim Leker, and Norman Woolgar. Presidents Vice-Presidents Sec.-Treasurers Seniors: Bob Curtis, Norman Crook, Wilma Jean Shull Juniors: Jimmy Johns, Grant Poole, Virginia 'Q Gemmell ' ffm. - , F Q 1 ,AVA V Sophomores: A "' 2 . C AA"ri V , ". 3 -.-1 Harold Hunt, Dorothy Lancaster, Jean ' Hosier s We ri' if T K , f ,,,... . .

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l ,':. A . 4 , .. ff ,fs Af 1 s N -o Joanne Aubel, Virginia Howenstine Paul Engle, Bill Docking, Merrill Peterson Mary Louise Emery Peggy Pearce. .lames Smith, Mr. Durham. Sara Winkler Student Council The Student Council reached its maturity in 1935 under the guidance of Mr. Benney, chemistry teacher of that year, who brought a new spark into the group. Under Mr. Durham, sponsor since 1936, the Council has flowered in all its glory, and has re- volved from a nominal to an extremely influential body, representative of the entire school. The school election this year, provided by the Council was the most heated one ever seen at the high school. The election was held October 7, one day after a special election assembly, introducing the candidates. Thirteen students participated in the race for seven oflices on the Council. The elec- tion resulted in Bill Docking's, senior being elected representative-at-largeg Joanne Aubel and Mary Louise Emery, senior representatives, Virginia Howenstine and Peggy Pearse, junior representa- tives, James Smith and Paul Engle, sophomore rep- resentatives. The ex-officio members of the Council this year were Sara Winkler and Merrill Peterson. As usual the first accomplishment of the group was the managing of the third annual Pigskin Prom. which followed shortly after football season. Among the other numerous accomplishments of thc Student Council for 1938-'39 are the following: 1. The Council provided for the election of a rep- resentative from each home-room to meet with the Council on each important occassions when informa- tio nto the entire student body was necessary. This plan had its beginning the preceding year, and met with much success. 2. The group provided programs for many of the season's football games. 3. The Council, with the consent of the entire stu- dent body, added the first amendment to the Consti- tution. This amendment provided that no student should be allowed to serve on the Council for more than one year. 4. The Council, with the consent of the principal, replaced deficient pencil sharpeners in the school. 5. Members of the Council were invited, and at- tended the Topeka High School football dance, 'the purpose being to get different ideas concerning the presentation of school parties. 6. Arrangements were made by committee, with the Student Governing Council at the college in order to avoid a "holiday" such as the one which followed the K. State-K. U. game last year. 7. A candy sale was sponsored by the Council during the first semester finals. 8. One of the most outstanding accomplishments was the successful approval of the student body of a proposed plan of the Council, providing for a 31.50 compusory activity fee. The plan has not yet been approved by the school board, however. 9. A movement for exchange assembly programs with surrounding high schools met with much suc- cess. 10. A questionaire was compiled concerning hall and student conduct. Student opinion was given on the problem. 11. The Council provided for a contest, for the naming of the new athletic league of which Man- hattan is now a member. 12. The Student Council's prime achievement was a Student Council Convention of schools in this area held in Ap1'il. The schools present were Arkansas City, Atchison, Augusta, Clay Center, Dodge City, ElDorado, Emporia, Eureka, Hays, Holton, Junction City, Kingman, Lawrence, anhattan, Olathe, Salina, Shawnee Mission, Topeka, Wichita East, and Wich- ita North. The main purpose of the convention was to draw up a constitution and to make permanent a Kansas Federation of Student-Councils. This Fed- eration will meet each spring hereafter at the city designated. Salina was chosen as the host city for next year, as well as being elected to serve as the president school. Eureka will be the vice-president school, and the secretary-treasurer place will be officers were Mary Louise Emery, Manhattan, presi- filled by the Kingman high school. This year, the dent, Betty Lou Sims, Wichita North, vice-presi- dent, and Virginia Scott, Topeka, secretary. The topics of six discussion groups which were led by different schools were Assembly Programs, Social Programs and Entertainment, The Aims and Ob- jectives of a Student Council, Financing Activities, and Student Participation in School Activities. A special discussion for the sponsors, The Proper Sphere of Activitiy of a Student Council, was led by M1'. Durham. The convention proved very success- ful and very helpful.

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23 NE TIME iff '99 The Junior Class 214 members of the junior class of 1939 chose as its leader Jimmy Johns. Grant Poole served as Vice-President, and Virginia Gemmell as secretary- treasurer. For work done in their sophomore yea1', 25 juniors received scholarship awards. As for social life, the juniors were entertained by the seniors at the annual Sr.-Jr., a military ball. The juniors then reciprocated with the Jr.-Sr. which carried out the Hawaiian theme. The general chairman of the banquet was Kath- erine Newman. The banquet decorations committee chairman was Jeanne Jaccard, Miss Dobson was sponsor, and the other members were Virginia How- enstine, Virginia Gemmell, Victoria Majors, Ward Haylett, and Max Grandfield. The banquet programs committee chairman was Jean Babcock, Miss Barber was sponsor, and John Whitnah, Catherine Nabours, June Taylor, and Jim Gerlach were members. The invitation and seating arrangement committee was headed by Mary Charlson and Miss Barber was sponsorg Betty Boone, Betty Gross, Betty Cave, Marjorie Swan, Martha Emmons, Betty Ann Teeter, and Virginia Saathoff were members. The general chairman of the dance was Gabe Sellers. The dance decoration committee chairman was Jim Miller, Miss Barber, sponsor, and Doris Mead, Bob Pickett, Lilian Hoover, Betty Babb, Es- ther Kientz, Perry Peine, Charles Holtz, and John Taylor were members. The dance committee was headed by Corrine Duffy, Miss Gaddie was sponsor, and Bob Walkden, and Gladys West were members. The annual junior play, "The Night of January 16," was presented twice. This unusual play in- cluded in its cast-Jeanne Jaccard, Gabe Sellers, Perry Peine, Lillian Hoover, Thelma Bouck, Mary Johnston, Corrine Duffy, Jim Gerlach, Jim Johns, Virginia Howenstine, Jean Babcock, Bill Grifiing, Bob Walkden, Jim Leker, Irene Swanson, Douglas Chapin, Phil Smith, Marjorie Swan, John Whitnah, John Saylor. Charles Holtz and Earl Maholland were the soph- omore council members. Peggy Pearce and Virginia Howenstine are the present junior members of stu- dent council. Katherine Newman and Catherine Nabours were the two junior members on the G. R. cabinet. Charles Holtz, Bob Pickett, and Gabe Sellers were the jun- iors on the Hi-Y cabinet. Gabe Sellers, a member of the junior class was elected president of the Junior Academy of Science.

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