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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
Bob Curtis, Norman Crook, Wilma Jean
Jimmy Johns, Grant Poole, Virginia
F Q 1 ,AVA V Sophomores:
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Joanne Aubel, Virginia Howenstine Paul Engle, Bill Docking, Merrill Peterson
Mary Louise Emery Peggy Pearce. .lames Smith, Mr. Durham. Sara Winkler
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-
10. A questionaire was compiled concerning hall
and student conduct. Student opinion was given on
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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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-
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,
Charles Holtz and Earl Maholland were the soph-
omore council members. Peggy Pearce and Virginia
Howenstine are the present junior members of stu-
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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