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Page 41 text:
The Christmas Concert
Under the direction of Miss Helen Jerard, the
chorus classes again presented a Christmas Cantata
to a capacity crowd at the Presbyterian Church on
December 9 at eight o'clock. This year the cantata
presented was "Chimes of the Holy Night" by Hol-
ton. Palms and flowers formed an impressive back-
ground for the chorus who were dressed in white.
Jack Groody, class of '36, was the only soloist out
of high school. Seniors who were featured on the
program included Irene Limper, Marjorie Gould
and Shirley Marlow, soloistsg and Margaret Collins
and Faye Clapp who sang a duet. A double quartet
consisted of six seniors and two juniors: the sen-
iors were Robert Curtis, Shirley Marlow, Marjorie
Gould, Faye Clapp, Irene Limper and Russell Min-
nisg and the juniors-Herbert Vanderlip and Pat
Farrell. Another junior, Mary Razak, sang an ob-
bligato in the performance.
The program was accompanied by Mr. R. H.
Brown at the organ and Vivian Huxman at the
piano. The program was as follows:
Mr. R. H. Brown
"Largo" ......,...................,...................,,...,. .,,,, H fmdel
"Ave Mal'ia" ......,...,..............,.,.,,,.,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,. Schubert
"Lord's Prayer" ....................................,. Fm-syth-Kravft
Cantata-"Chimes of the Holy Night" ..........., Holton
1 Christmas Bells are Ringing ..... Chorus
1. How Beautiful Upon the Mountains ...... Chorus
Irene Limper, Soloist
3. But Thou, Bethlehem ,,,.............,..,.,.,,..,,,.. Chorus
Mary Razak, Soprano Obbligato
4. Earth's Weary Waiting Done ..........,..,.... Chorus
Margaret Collins, Faye Clapp
5. In the Watches of the Night ..., Marjorie Gould
6. Good Tidings ..,................................. Boys' Chorus
7. Glory to God in the Highest ...........,.......... Chorus
8. On Earth Peace ...,.......,.........,.,.... Double Quartet
Robert Curtis, Herbert Vanderlip, Shirley
Marlow, Marjorie Gould, Faye Clapp, Irene
Limper, Russell Minnis, Pat Farrel
9. Let Us Go Even Unto Bethlehem
10. Jesus, Our Lord .,,,..............,........... Girls' Chorus
Shirley Marlow, Soloist
11. The Star in the Eastern Sky ...............,.... Chorus
Jack Groody, Soloist
12. The Lord is Born Today ,.........,.,..,,,,,....,,,, Chorus
Benediction ................,.............,..,...... Rev. D. H. Fisher
"The Chimes of Normandy"
Directing her first operetta for Manhattan High
School, Helen Jerard scored a success with "The
Chimes of Normandy", a light opera by Robert Plan-
quette, given by the second and fifth hour chorus
classes March 17.
Receiving the presentation with several outburts
of spontaneous applause, the audience especially
liked the coquettish actions of the chorus in the
number "Just Look at That" in which the comely
maidens of the village were exhibiting their merits
as potential servants. The clever dance and panto-
mime by Marjorie Gould and Lawrence Alden as the
young lovers, Serpolette and Gremcheux, also
brought applause from the audience. .
Although the entire leading cast handled their
characterizations well, outstanding, performances
were gives by Pat Farrell as the -old miser, Gaspard,
and Russell Minnis as the stern Bailli. In leading
feminine roles, Shirley Marlow as the sweet Ger-
maine and Marjorie Gould as the naughty but lov-
able Serpolette, did excellently in both their acting
and singing parts.
One hundred and twenty-two students dressediin
vari-colored costumes made up the chorus which
carried out the musical part of the ope1'etta in a
manner which revealed and did full justice to the
many hours of hard work spent under able direction.
The costumes were designed and made by the teach-
ers and students of the Home Economics depart-
Especially impressive was the number, "Silent
Heroes" led by Herbert Vanderlip as Henri de
Corneville and aided by the boys' chorus.
The setting, though old, was particularly effective
for this presentation. Against a landscape drop, the
stone wall made by Miss Dobson's art classes and
Mr. Darby's manual training classes added local
color to the setting. Making the scene complete was
an old castle upon the left surrounded by tree
The humorous night scene, in which Baxilli, Ser-
polctte, and Grenicheux, unaware of each other's
presence and stealthily creeping toward the castle,
suddenly bumped into each other was rendered
doubly effective by Norman Ross' excellent handling
of the lightsg Miss Snapp, Miss Rude, and Miss
Marley, as stage managers were helpful in making
the production a success.
The Spring Concert
Combining their efforts, the orchestra and senior
high chorus again presented their annual Spring
joint-concert on May 12, at 8:00. The first half hour
of the program was devoted entirely to the orches-
The second half of the program was composed of
many special numbers. Beulah Hammons sang the
first solo, "Carissima" accompanied by Doris Paus-
tain. A sextette of six girls-Clara Lou Davis,
Mary Razak, Margaret Collins, Eloise Reisner, Irene
Limper, Faye Clapp, with Marjorie Gould as soloist,
sang the "Dream Song." Following this, "Could My
Heart Thy Song Be Singing", by Hahn, was sung by
Irene Limper. As an interlude Paul Engle played
the "Moonlight Sonata". Following this, Marjorie
Gould sang "The Kiss Waltz." A boys' double quar-
tette-Lawrence Alden, Junior Lovell, Herbert Van-
derlip, Bob Curtis, Harold Smith, Harold Hunt, Rus-
sell Minnis, and Pat Farrell, rendered two numbers,
"Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho" with Shirley Mar-
low singing the soprano obbligato, and "The Road is
Calling", with Eloise Reisner playing the flute obbli-
gato and Paul Engle at the piano. Shirley Marlow
then sang "The Wren". A mixed double quartette
composed of Lawrence Alden, Herbert Vanderlip,
Shirley Marlow, Marjorie Gould, Faye Clapp, Pat
Farrell, and Russell Minnis sang "In the Garden of
Tomorrow" which concluded the special numbers.
Page 40 text:
With a blare of bugles and a rattle of drums,
colorfully led by Denzil Bergman, chief drum major
and Jeanne Jaccard, Lillian Hoover and Bob Cook,
baton twirlers, Manhattan High School's band furn-
ished music and entertainment for many events dur-
ing the year. The band was organized last year
through the cooperation of the director, Mr. R. H.
Brown, and the School Board.
The band played for all of the football games and
presented stunts and entertainment during the in-
termission between halves. Once as the lights were
switched off the band played while Bob Cook, mas-
cott, twirled a fire baton which formed many intri-
cate designs. During the basketball season about
half of the band was formed into a pep band which
played for the games.
ln the fall the band took its annual trip to the
American Royal in Kansas City. About forty bands
were there and were displayed in a parade. They
marched to the arena where they all congregated
and played the "National Emblem" as a group.
The big event of the year was the exchange con-
cert with Junction City. Manhattan first went to
Junction City and played as a combined group there
on April 14, and then a return engagement was held
here on April 17. Both concerts were well received
and it is very likely that this will be done again,
since this was the first time this has been tried. The
program included the march "National Emblem," by
Bagley, an Overture "Saskatchewan," by Holmes, a
swing tune "Whispering", by Schonberge1', and
"Anchors Aweigh", by Zimme1'man, an overture
"Gypsy Festival" by Hayes, a march "Trombones on
Parade" by Taylor, a swing tune "Marching Along
Together" by Pola, "Donkey Seranadef' from
"Firefly", a novelty number "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
by Alford, and ended with a march "U. S. Field
Artillery" by Sousa.
Soloists on the program were Miss Ann Drapalik
who played a trumpet solo-"Willow Echoes" by
Simon, Miss Jacqueline Murphy who played a xylo-
phone solo "Tamborine Chinoise" by Kreislerg a
vocal trio by Billie Issitt, Merle Mass, and Tommy
Wilson, and a trumpet trio by Don Messenheimer,
Carl Welch, and Arthur Stratton.
The personnel of the band included:
Flutes. Eloise Reisner, Mary Toedt, John Scholer.
Clarinets. David Gates, John Vlfhitnah, Howard
Hamlin, David Holtz, Doris Kloeflier, Alice Shedd,
J. R. Kistler, Harold Barham, Robert Newman, John
Saocophones. Howard Teagarden, Howard Bell,
Jr. Edwards, Martha Connet.
Bells. Paul Engle, Betty Cave, Jo Hurlburt.
Trumpets. Bill Griffin, Betty Boone, Robert
Wright, Gail Blecha, Fred Budden, Don Messenhei-
mer, Chas. Stratton, Carl Welch, Bob Kendall, Bill
Lynch, Grant Poole, Joan Guest, Chas. Willis, Edith
Dawley, Roy Drown.
Trombones. Jim Starkey, Jean Hummel, John
Zimmerman, Bill Busenbark, Chas. Holtz, Keith Gid-
dings, Clifford Peterka, Warren Taylor, Wayne
Baritone. Douglas Chapin, H. Dunlap.
Tuba. Chan Murray, Don Hogg, David Landqm,
'Drums Valjean Lumb, Robe1't Groesbeck, Blaine
Thomas, Billy Katz, Ken Oberg, John Finuf.
Drum Majors. Denzil Bergman, Lillian Hoover,
Jeanne Jaccard, Bob Cook.
Flag Beavers. Phillip Simmons, Jim Gerlach.
The high school orchestra with sixty members un-
der the direction of Mr. R. H. Brown had a very
busy season playing for three plays, a number of
concerts, for the "Mikado" a light opera given in
the spring, and closing with the traditional "Pomp
and Circumstance" at the commencement exercises.
The .big event of the year was the exchange con-
cert with Topeka, at Manhattan and at Topeka, di-
rected by Mr. Brown and Mr. Lawson. This is an
annual event for the orchestra and it is the second
Joint-concert with Topeka the last being in 1933.
The first half of the concert here was led by Mr.
David T. Lawson, director of the Topeka orchestra,
and the second half by Mr. Brown, of Manhattan.
Mr. Lawson's part of the concert consisted of the
following pieces: "Iphiginia in Aulis" by Gluck,
"Symphony No. 8 in B Minor" by Schubert, "March
Hong'ro1se", by Schubert-Liszt, Zorhayda" Op. 11 by
Svendsen. The second half consisted of "Uncle Re-
mus Tells a Story" by Zamecnik, "Heart Wounds"
was well received by both towns and will probably
and "The Last of Spring" by Grieg, and "Marche
Militaire Francaise" by Saint-Saens. The concert
be repeated next year.
Several students were sent to the state music con-
test'at Topeka on April 1, and placed as follows:
David Gates, highly superior and recommended to
the national contest, Betty Ann Faubion, highly su-
perior: Edith Hanna, violin, superior, Betty Cave,
Xylophone, superior, Keith Giddings trombone, ex-
cellentg and Margaret Collins, cello, excellent. David
Gates was sent to the national contest in Colorado
Springs on May 11.
Page 42 text:
New Student Reception
September 22, 1938 at 3:15 o'clock a reception was
held for the new students by the student council.
New students told where they were from, got ac-
quainted, and were served refreshments. Our prin-
cipal, Mr. Bergman, gave a speech of welcome and
told them a little about the school.
The new students this year a1'e
Sophomores: Agnes Peter, Roy McManis, Ray
McManis, Faye Cook, Kenneth Williams, Maurine
Babb, Erma Kortman, Everett Stewart, Lois Ander-
son, Phillip Charlton, Robert Charlton, Margaret
Dunn, Anna Jean Watson, Virginia Engert, Fern
Gates, Donna Faye Chubb, Dorothy Muetze, Robert
Black, Martha Toedt, Betty Robert Wells, Mary
June Rose, Lenora Tucker.
Juniors: Betty Gross, Glen Davis, Kathleen Had-
ley, Lyle Hadley, Helen White, Frank Schryer, Jim
Gerlach, Arletta Foos, Virgil Klein, Fred Huber,
Paul Cibolski, Albert Watson.
Seniors: Lela Kortman, Richard Endacott, Ray-
mond Tucker, Ileen Schmitt, Rosa Murray, Elmer
Lutz, Beulah Hammons, Lawrence Charlton, Will
Watermellon Feed and Fight
The sophomores were initiated into the Hi-Y in
the fall by the annual watermelon feed. All Hi-Y
members and faculty members were invited to at-
tend the feed which has been held on top of K
Hill. The ton of watermelons is carried up the hill
by these participating and then indulged in from ear
to ear. After which there is a vigorous battle with
the sophomores against the juniors and seniors in
which the rinds are used as ammunition. The
teachers usually act as referees while sophomores
are doused in watermelon rinds and driven over the
hill. To make things more even the seniors are then
matched against the sophomores and juniors.
Approximately 135 sophomores were present at
their annual fiing in the girls' gym Saturday night,
October 22. The decorations and refreshments were
carried out Hallowe'en style and the entertainment
consisted of competetive and group games and
Black and gold streamers hung from the ceiling
and the traditional black cats and pumpkins, as well
as corn fodder completed the clever decorations.
'Margaret Jean Lewis, disguised as a fortune teller
in gypsy costume, added to the festive atmosphere.
The refreshments of cider and whipped cream top-
ped pumpkin pie were most delicious.
Committees consisted of the following: Decora-
tions, Pauline Secrist, chairmang Miss Wilmore and
Mr. Durham, sponsorsg Betty Jean King, William
York, Lester Bishop, Blaine Smith, and Frank
Whipple. Entertainment: Bill Adams, chairmang
Mrs. Swedenberg, and Mr. Mordy, sponsorsg Bill
Busenbark, Lenora Tucker, Frank Menges, Barbara
Sheffer. Refreshments: Marion Louise Coe, chair-
mang Miss Houghton and Miss Marley, sponsors,
VVarren Taylor, Harold Smith, and Josephine Hurl-
burt. Miss Rude, sophomore class sponsor, as gen-
eral sponsor, rendered much help to all committees.
All faculty members were invited to the party,
but other than sophomore teachers, Dr. and Mrs.
Sheffer, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, and Miss Barber were
the only ones attending.
When we seniors were itsy-bitsy sophomores, the
Pigskin Prom was an experiment. Needless to say,
it proved successful . . . and 'twas voted to make it
an annual affair. So, like the little tree, it "grew
and grew" and in the growing became better 'n bet-
ter. Is it any wonder that this year's party was
fto use the vernacularj-a pipl? Naturally some-
thing is not a pip without due cause. Those who at-
tended will recall the colossal jitterbug contest, which
was something new and different-and the clever
names of the dances that tickled one's funny bone.
Different committees planned the Pigskin Prom.
Tribute must be paid to the chairmen of these com-
mittees: The dance committee was headed by Mar-
tha Bairdg the King and Queen committee was un-
der Bill Docking's guiding hand, the refreshments
were planned by Edith Hanna and her assistantsg
Babara Bouck and her committee were in charge of
the gamesg the decoration committee chairman was
Ruth Kretzmeier. The whole outfit was soothed and
advised by Merrill Peterson-and Mr. Durham was
the capable faculty sponsor.
To conjure up a mental picture for you, and bring
back fond memories, we'll mention the high spots.
Perhaps the first impression was made on spying the
decorations. If so, the first impression was swell.
The decoration committee did themselves proud on
this point. Blue and white fthe school colors-re-
member?j streamers were artistically draped across
the ceilingg the lights were dimmedg but the actual
point of interest was the platform against the wall
in the center on which the orchestra resided while
swingin' out-and upon which were two thrones.
You guessed it !-one throne for the king and one
for the queen. Above this, on the wall, hung a huge
blue football with modernistic letters-MHS-in
silver. This was an eyecatcher!
Dancing was the main entertainment-but for
those who sought pleasure via less strenuous meth-
ods, there were ping-pong and card games--not to
mention fortune-telling on the sly. Few, however,
could resist the rhythms of Harold Hunt and "the
boys." Tricky little dance programs were designed
by the dance committee-on which the dances were
named after some of the fellas on our valient squad.
The dance floor was filled to capacity which more or
less discouraged some of those ole show-offs-you
know, the kind that just love to let the rest know
what they've learned fwe haven't anyone definite in
But all this played second fiddle, so to speak, to
the magnificent crowning of Ole King Tucker and
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