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Page 26 text:
13 E TIME
a o 51
Starting the year with 225 members, the sopho-
more class actively participated in school affairs and
showed unusual self-confidence and initiative. Show-
ing great interest in class and student council elec-
tions, they even upset the precedent when a majority
of the candidates made campaign speeches in as-
sembly. They elected as their class ohicers Harold
Hunt, president, Dorothy Lancaster, vice-president,
Jean Hosier, secretary-treasurer. Student Council
representatives were Paul Engle and Jim Smith.
Representing the sophomores' pep, June Limbocker
acted as one of our cheerleaders and did full justice
to their "vim, vigor, and vitality."
The Sophomore Party, October 12, carried out a
Halowe'en theme and was held in the Girls' Gym.
Blessed with many interesting and worthknowing'
personalities, this class did its part towards
furthering the cause of "ye olde romance" and
social activity in dear old M. H. S. Many was the
lad and lass of this "infantile" class that captured
the hearts of members of both sexes in the digni-
fied junior class and even in the austere senior
class. Need we mention any names-Suflice it to
say that the class brought a preponderance of short-
and-cute members along with a goodly sprinkling of
those taller "handsomes" and "pretties." True to
tradition of the Sophomore class, romance flowered
"after hours" when these younguns, apparently re-
luctant to depart from the scene o ftheir valient
striving for mental betterment fof courselj, ling-
e1'ed in the halls 'till long after the 3:20 bell.
The real attractiveness of the feminine portion of
the class was represented by Dorothy Lancaster,
redhead, who carried off the honor of the "Blue M
Beauty Queen" title.
Sophomore boys seen either on the basketball
court or the gridiron were: Adams, Blazing, Brown,
Busenbark, Charlton, Cibolski, Hamlin, Hamm,
51013, Matthews, Oberg, J. Smith, H. Smith, and
More bare facts: Sophomore members of the
Home Room Representative Council were Darlene
Johnson, Maxine Garrels, Arylene Hanson, David
Holtz, Duane Anderson, Lester Bishop, Norman
Woolgar, Bob Cook, and Blaine Thomas.
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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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Everyone likes something new-and M. H. S.
people are no exception. Maybe that's one reason
why the Most Beautiful Girl contest sponsored by
this periodical was such a success ..... but our
opinion is that its success was due largely to the
lovely candidates who made it possible. But to bc
specific, we refer to the winnah, pictured above:
that charming, red-haired sophomore who, during
one year in this institution has become nothing short
of a sensation. .
Dorothy Lancaster, the people's choice, has dis-
tinguished herself not only as a beauty, but as a
ready, willing and able worker for her school.
"Dotty" served as vice-president of the sophomore
class, and as social chairman for Mr. Mordy's home
room. She belonged to the Home-Ec Club and to
G. R. She not only carried responsibilities capably
but she enjoyed it-or rather, enjoys it. For Dotty
really has the proverbial heart-of-gold, and takes
pleasure in serving others.
But you've heard enough of her "sedate" side-
and you'd like to know her personal likes and dis-
likes? Well here she is: Dorothy, who likes fun
and is fun, who 'prefers sweet swing to a jazz
jumbleg who likes tailored clothes and Mickey Roon-
eyg who goes in for good books and pastel colors,
who is an ardent basketball fan and plays shuffle-
board with a flourish, who hikes and dances and bi-
cycles and rollerskates like the all-'round girl that
she is. Oh yes, Dorothy admits that shc's inclined
to think of Life in terms of pltasure-but that's
now, for after high-school and college are done,
she'll be a superior interior decorator or a dietician.
Either is her goal and it is a little soon to have made
up her mind definitely.
As for the present, which she considers all-im-
portant, Dorothy enjoys the distinction of being
"Head Usheretteu at a local theatre-one step to-
wards Hgrowing up"-a job and money of her own!
Space doesn't permit all the nice things we intended
to say about her, but we know our Beauty Queen
to be a high spirited girl, with a friendly disposition
and a smile that the tooth paste ads have been look-
ing for for years.
We have presented to you, Dorothy Lancaster of
the sparkling brown eyes and delightful personality
-who we are inclined to feel is just a wee bit shy
underneath it all, one of the nicest qualities a girl
can have. This year has been a successful and a
happy one for her, and she justly deserves and is
grateful for the honors we have gladly bestowed.
It looks like the coming years will be successful and
happy too-but since it is a little early to prophesy,
we must say: Time will tell-what we feel certain
will be a charming story for Manhattan High
School's own Dotty.
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