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Page 33 text:
This is the first time in several years that M. H. S.
has had a drama club. Having no precedents to fol-
low, its members have made an organization which
is uniquely their own. The membership was determ-
ined by a series of tryouts held before a committee
of members who had previously been accepted as
possessing the necessary qualifications by Mr. Ron-
ald Hopkins, their enthusiastic sponsor. These people
were Sara Winklep, Dorothy May Summers, Jeanne
Jaccard, Martha Baird, Merrill Peterson, and Bill
The officers of the club are Dorothy May Sum-
mers, presidentg Betty Ann Faubion, vice-president,
Betty Boone, secretary-treasurer, and Merrill Pet-
erson, program chairman. The twenty-seven mem-
bers as they appear in the picture are first row, left
to right, Mary Margaret Arnold, Virginia Holmes,
May Louise Johnston, Martha Baird, Barbara
Bouck, Virginia Yapp, Jeanne Jaccard, Sara Wink-
ler, and Mr. Hopkins, second row, Donis McKeeman,
Jean Babcock, Mary Louise Emery, and Betty
Boone, third row: Betty Ann Faubion, Patti Mul-
ler, Doris Mead, Betty Gross, Thelma Bouck, Mar-
garet Mack, Dorothy Kistelman, and Dorothy May
Summersg fourth row: John Whitnah, Robert Smith,
Valjean Lumb, Paul Engle, Bill Hines, Merrill Pet-
erson, and Bill Packer.
The climax of the year's activities was the group
of one acts given jointly by members of the Thes-
pians and dramatic students. The purpose of this
entertainment, inaugurated in 1938 by dramatic
class members, was to give students interested in
this field an opportunity to appear in a production
other than one of the full length plays which are
given three times a year. The profits made by the
offering are used to buy stage equipment.
Experiencing its third successful year under thc
sponsorship of Miss Lelia Barber, the Etta Kette
Club elected the following oflicers: Edith Hanna,
president, Barbara Bower, vice-president, Helen
Stagg, secretary-treasurer, Ruth Kretzmeier, pro-
This year's programs which developed the theme
of personal charm and attractiveness, proved to be
of great interest and value. Each program empha-
sized one or more points essential to the make-up of
an attractive individual. Especially enlightening
was a talk, "Voice Culture", given by Marianna
Kistler, M. H. S. grad, '36, and at present a stu-
dent of K. S. C. Emma Caster, from the Primp
Shoppe, played up to the girls' interest in cosmetics
by demonstrating, with Joanne Aubel as model, the
art of applying makeup. The currently popular
"Professor Quiz" program-idea was not slighted by
this club, as it conducted a "Professor Quiz" con-
test at one of its meetings.
From the club dues, money was contributed for the
buying of Emily Post's latest Book of Etiquette
which was placed in the school library.
Membership, which was again limited to senior
girls, consisted of the following thirty-nine girls:
Joanne Aubel, Barbara Bower, Jean Carle, Dorothy
Chapman, Evangeline Cerrillo, Althea Conwell, Mar-
garet Collins, Mary Dane, Edith Dawley, Martha
Emmons, Connie Faith, Martha Goheen, Charlene
Gillilan, Leona Hassebroek, Edith Hanna, Harriet
Hoffman, Mildred Johnson, Helen Jones, Ruth Kretz-
meier, Lela Kortman, Alice King, Rosemary Kelly,
Clara Belle Kientz, Claudine Lee, Betty Lancaster,
Betty McLeod, Grace Meredith, Helen Miller, Viola
Olson, Darlene Parrick, Marian Penley, Eva Smith,
Helen Stagg, Esta Schneider, Wilma Jean Shull,
Jean Scott, Ileen Schmitt, Patty York, Ruth Yaege.
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The Art Club
With twenty-six members, the Art Club, sponsor-
ed by Miss Jessie Dobson, used its first meeting for
the election of the following officers: June Limbock-
er, presidentg Phyllis Johnson, vice-presidentg David
Holtz, secretary-treasurerg and Margaret Jean Lew-
is, program chairman.
Early in the year, they brought to Manhattan the
Washburn Puppeteers and their program from
Washburn college. With only a small amount charg-
ed each person, they raised money enough to buy an
original painting for the high school. They also se-
cured the help of the other Art classes in this pro-
Mr. Darby also spoke to the club on his hobby of
making pictures f1'0m wood.
Early in the spring, Miss Dobson, with members
of the club and other art students, journeyed to
Lindsborg to visit Bethany College, center of Kansas
art and music. They were entertained by Mr. Bir-
ger Sandzen and his daughter, and had a most en-
joyable time. Members of the Art club who received
an Honorable Mention for their exhibits at the an-
nual are festival held in Lindsborg were Margaret
Jean Lewis, Frances Boles, David Holtz, and Lo-
The members of this club as pictured below are
Front row: Corrine Duffey, Lillian Hoover, Mary
Charlson, Virginia Gemmell, June Limbocker, Phyl-
lis Johnston. Second row: Miss Dobson, Virginia
Howenstine, Stella Mae Fee, Margaret Jean Lewis,
Helen Anderson. Third row: Myrna Adams, Betty
Lou Slater, Judy Doryland, Marjorie Marshall,
Frances Boles, Back row: David Holtz, and Jim
Emmons. Other members are Betty Cave, Ruth
Dobson, Lucille Gould, George Kruse, Jane Plumb,
Jane Muir, Bonnie Robinson, Jim Smith, and Lo-
Under the capable guidance of Miss Snyder, the
Commercial Club enjoyed its third successful year.
Members of this club have taken some commercial
work, or are especially interested in this field of
The meetings of this club have presented various
phases of commerce in the forms of plays, special
studies by members of the club, and speeches by
prominent businessmen. At a few of the meetings
demonstrations were given of otiice etiquette, office
machines, and other helpful professional pointers.
Several parties were given by the club during the
year. T e members of the club held candy sales to
raise money for the treasury.
The oflicers of the club for this year were as fol-
lows: Miriam Field, president: Margaret Thompson,
vice-presidentg Berdine Miller, program chairman,
Martha Connet, secretary-treasurer, Mildred Blom-
berg, social chairman: Evelyn Stein, publicity chair-
Members of the club were first row, from left to
right, Miriam Field, Berdine Miller, Harriett Hotf-
man, Constance Faith, Evelyn Stein, Margaret
Thompson. Second row, Georgia Jolley, Lois Ang-
stead, Martha Connet, Gladys Dockins, and Miss
Snyder, sponsor. Third row, Grace Moody, Mildred
Blomberg, Neta Bumbaugh, Geraldine Salero.
Other members of the club who are not in the
picture are Willadean Whitney, Phyllis Weckerling.
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G. A. A.
Girls Athletic Association is a club organized for
the purpose of encouraging indoor and outdoor
sports, and promoting physical welfare for girls.
Only girls who participate in intramurals are elig-
ible for membership. Miss Opal Gaddie is the pres-
ent sponsor of G. A. A.
The following were officers for this year: Iva Fen-
ton, presidentg Margaret Gates, vice president:
Peggy Pearce, secretary-treasurer, Betty Ann
Teeter, program chairman, Marlene Spelman, soft
ball managerg Kathryn K1'amer, volley ball man-
ager, Mary Lee Poppenhouse, basketball manager.
The club's most outstanding activities were its
participation in a Play Day at Holton, and its help-
ing' to organize G. A. A. clubs in Greenleaf, Barnes,
and Washington, Kansas. Several members attended
For initiation this year, the girls had to wear
their dresses wrong side out, and they had to have a
ribbon in their hair, one on their wrist, and one on
their ankle. Everytime the initiates rnet a member,
they had to do the "Donkey ears". Later in the year,
they had a Christmas party at which time all the
girls who hadn't been initiated had to do the clean-
ing up, and the dishes.
The members have enjoyed many hikes and pic-
nics throughout the year.
Before a girl can get any awards she must full-
fill several requirements, and she must have a cer-
tain amount of points. She may earn her points by
going on hikes, playing in intramurals, keeping
Continued on page 50
F. F. A. Club
The Manhattan chapter of the Future Farmers of
America has completed another successful yea1', liv-
ing up to the purpose of this club-to develop lead-
ership among the students enrolled in Vocational Ag-
riculture. The twenty-seven members of the F. F.
A. were ranked in the followingorderftifteen green-
hands, ten future farmers, and two State Farmers.
George Wreath, one of many members to enter ex-
hibits at the fairs, exhibited the grand champion
Duroc Barrow at the Ame1'ican Royal last fall.
Community service is one of the major activities
of this club, members have terraced thirty acres of
ground. treated for smut 200 bushels of small grain,
and 2300 pounds of seed potatoes.
Among the guests at the regular day and night
meetings held during the past year were Randolph,
Wakefield, and Wamego, one of these meetings was
held especially for the purpose of interesting 9th
grade boys in F. F. A. work. Outstanding speakers
heard by the club include Dr. E. C. Miller, "Queer
Plants", Dr. G. Fillinger, "Guns as a hobby"g and
Mr. F. V. Bergman, "Agriculture in Canada."
F. F. A. members participated in a number of
judging contests including crops, poultry, livestock,
and potatoes. The team composed of Amos Wilson,
Dale Knight, and Burk Bayer, placed first in Kan-
sas Valley Potato show held at Lawrence this fall,
winning ten dollars, and a silver trophy to retain
for a year.
A high point in the F. F. A. schedule is the an-
nual father and son banquet which brought out
some eighty fathers, guests, and members this year.
Corn was the theme of the evening with programs
enclosed in corn cobs, nut cups consisting of corn
cribs, and the tables decorated in the F. F. A. blue
and gold. Mr. Felix Bronner of Berlin, Germany,
was the principal speaker of the evening. The mem-
ber's mothers were entertained this spring with a
Continued on page 42
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