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

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41 Banquet Time Good Queen Alice. The coronation was carried out just like a real one fwell, on a smaller scale, of course-and maybe a little more crudej with at- tendants 'n' everything. Queen Alice seemed poised --but King Tucker looked, and later admitted, he was "scared stiff." Nevertheless, they were the pub- lic's choice, and the public has darn good taste. Dancing was resumed after the crowning-the king and queen leading off with a little exhibition. Ideal refreshments of coca-cola and cookies were served the hungry throng. Then, alas, at 11:30 the curfew rang. And so we say-farewell-to the annual football shindig! May this tradition carry on, and may all the kiddies plan just as nice a Prom and enjoy it as much as we did. Basketball Banquet "It's going to be a big affaiir" was the Pep Club's promise appearing in the Mentor, and it was a big affair. The annual Basketball Banquet, given in honor of the basketball squad, was held Monday, March 6, with 158 present. It was a colorful event due to the work of the dec- oration committee in charge of which was Ruth Kretzmeier. The theme was carried out in a variety of pastel colors. Bowls of sweet-peas and jonquils served as center pieces while blue and white mega- phones Kon which was lettered "M. H. S."J alter- rated. The programs were in form of basketballs, blue in color, which bore the autographs of each of the twenty members of the team and the coach. Nut cups were in pastel colors. . Wilma Jean Shull presided as toastmistress. Dur- ing the program, Val Jean Lumb played the piano while the guests joined in group singing, Edith Wil- lis, Marilou Alsop, and Margaret Hobbs, sang in a trio. Mr. Hopkins gave a short speech prior to the one by Mr. Bishop, with Nancy Lou Heberer giving the view-point of the Hgrandstandersf' The program was printed as follows: Referee-Wilma Jean Shull Towel-Swinger-Val Jean Lumb Just a Bunch of Grand-Standers- Edith Willis, Marilou Alsop, Margaret Hobbs Warm-up-Mr. Hopkins High-point Man-Mr. Bishop Wind-up-Nancy Lou Heberer Committees, composed of Pep Club members, worked and planned the banquet, thus being re- sponsible for its success. Senior-Junior Dance Party "A grand success!" The senior-junior given March 4th was every bit of that and a little more! After a lot of worrying about the small number of per- sons who had indicated their intentions to attend, the party went off with a bang and a great big crowd. Harold Hunt's orchestra fwhich we might Swing Time add, had improved greatlylj swung out with all the latest tunes, and as a special treat, none other than our own Clara Lou Davis gave forth with two vocal numbers with the swing band. Cokes and cookies were provided as refreshments for the jitterbugs and gandies alike. Ping-pong was played by the few who were energetic enough to chase little white balls in among the auditorium seats, while the rest of the guests "beat it out" on the dance floor. You should have seen Coach and "Sir Ronald Hopkins" swing their partners, and were they ever busy when ladies' choice came around! Decorations were along a military theme with large drums suspended from the ceiling and lighted from the inside. Crossed sabers and teers of tinsel formed a background for the orchestra which was seated in a large drum on the east side of the gym. Incidentally, we liked the new arrangement of hav- ing the orchestra on this side very much, because it provided more room for dancing. At the intermission a program was presented with Norman Ross acting as master of ceremonies. Bob Cook and Eddie Hoffman thrilled their audience with a baton whirling act which was really perfec- tion. Irene Limper accompanied them on the piano. The College Trio composed of three colored boys, Foster Goodlet, Homer Fleming and Sherman Helm favored us with two vocal numbers. The best liked of the two was "Old Man Mose" which was very popular at that time. This was followed by an Apache dance presented by Lenora Ash and Fred Small. Mrs. Southern gave a very humorous read- mg. Dancing continued until 11 :30 and everyone hated to go home fvia Sunset, Muggin' Mountain and all points west!J. From the looks of things, it's our guess that the faculty had as much fun as any of us. Parties like this don't just happen, they take care- ful planning and lots of hard work. Mr. Bishop as head sponsor and Mr. Owen as his assistant deserve a great deal of credit for the success of the party. The committees and their chairmen did the real work which put the "umph" into the event. The jani- tors as always were a constant help with whatever there was to be done. The committees and their chairmen are as follows: Efbtertainment-Donald Sollenberger, chairman, Miriam Fields, Wilma Jean Shull, Jack Sayre, Val Lumb, and Marjorie Goldstein. Decov-ations-Audrey Durland, chairmang Doro- thy Ratliff, Mary Beth Walker, Joanne Aubel, Hall Milliard, Don Willis, Bob Wright, David Gates, and Mary Margaret Arnold. Dance-Norman Ross, chairman, Bill Hines, Edith Hanna, Faye Clapp, Bruce Bryan, and Donis McKeeman. Refreshments-Margaret Mack, chairman, David Blevins, Max Decker, Paul Jorgenson, Marian Pen- ley and Lila Neubauer.

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Welcome Time 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 Parker. 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. Sophomore Party 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 stunts. 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- 40 Party Time 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. Pigskin Prom 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 mindl. But all this played second fiddle, so to speak, to the magnificent crowning of Ole King Tucker and



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Tea Time G. R. Heart Sister Tea A high spot in the social functions of the G. R. was its Heart Sister Week, climaxed by the Heart Sister Tea, which was held February 17 The girls brought small gifts to their heart sisters during the week and, at the tea the girls found out who the donors of their gifts were. Nearly all of the Girl Reserves attended the tea, as well as the city and faculty sponsors of the club. Mrs. Bergman and Mrs. Arnold presided at the tea table, at which the valentine motif was carried out. Featured on the program was a group of piano numbers by Harrison Price of the college. Also en- joyed were a reading by Marjorie Correll, and a vocal solo by Clara Lou Davis. Incidental music was furnished by Betty Ann Faubion. The tea, which was enjoyed by all and pronounced a huge success, was planned by Sara Winkler, social chairman of the Girl Reserves. The Junior Senior "Ferns, creeping vines, and plants and trees grow in tropical confusion in Hawaii." This was the theme the Junior-Senior banquet and prom car- ried out. Hostesses met guests at the door of the Methodist Church, in which the banquet was held, with various hued leis, adding to the colorful atmos- phere of the imaginative Hawaiian scene. Decorative favors and accessories were used on the tables. Miniatures of the volcano "Kalauea" were placed at intervals along the long tables. Palm trees served as favors, while clever "straw huts" acted as nut cups and place cards. Programs were in the shape of pineapples-all providing the festive- ness which is typical of the true atmosphere of royal Hawaii. The greatest symbol of hospitality in Hawaii is to eat first and then talk. And eat they did! Cute sophomore waitresses Qwho no doubt helped the ap- petitesl served the banquet. Betty Boone acted as toastmistress, Mr. Bergman giving the Mahalo fgracej. Jim Gerlach extended the welcome to the seniors with Donis McKeeman accepting it. Jean Babcock played several tunes in keeping with the spirit of the evening on her accordiang and Miss Campbell, being the main speaker of the program, offered as her speech "Crossroads of the Pacific." Elva Clark then soloed on the marimba. The "Aloha" was Bob Curtis, in which he presented the staff of pennants of all the classes of M. H. S. to next year's class, Grant Poole acting as recei-ver. In this gay spirit, the uppperclassmen adjourned to the gymnasium where they danced to the music of Eddie Nesbitt and his orchestra. There, too, Hawaii predominated the decorations. Blue stream- ers provided the blue sky, gracefully Heating upward to the background of the orchestra. Back of the orchestral platform, in the blue darkness of the night, was a large illuminated quarter-moon. Trees 42 Date Time were silhoutted against this, and ferns and vines surrounded the orchestra. Although the riotous beauty of the royal Hawaiian islands was lacking somewhat, the true spirit of hospitality and gaiety was prevalent to a high degree. Gabe Sellers and Katherine Newman were general chairmen of the dance and banquet respectively. As for committees, chairmen were dance, Corrine Duffeyg games, Grant Poole, decorations, Jim Miller. Chairmen for the banquet: decorations, Jeanne Jac- card, invitation and seating arrangement, Mary Charlsong program, Jean Babcock. Here it may be remarked that this, the last social event for the outgoing senior class, was certainly a suitable ending. With the last school dance to re- main vividly in our minds, we seniors wish to say to tliejunior class, "Mahalo a nui," "Thank you very muc . ' Date Hike The Hi-Y date hike is an annual affair of the club. It is usually held about the middle of April. All Hi-Y members are invited to attend and they must bring a date. There is a small charge of about fif- teen cents apiece to provide for the food. This year about thirty couples met at the water tower afer school and then hiked out to Sunset park. Baseball and other games were played followed by a picnic supper. G.A.A. Continued from page 32 health charts and refereeing intramural games. The girls who have achieved their first goal, a Blue M. with G. A. A. superimposed, are Mary Alice Wheeler, Kathryn Kramer, June Bell, Vir- ginia Saathoff, Margaret Gates, Betty Ann Teeter, Mary Lee Poppenhouse, Ona Scritchfield, and Mar- lene Spelman. Second awards, a golden K with G. A. A. upon it, were received by Gladys West and Betty Lou Mad- den. The third and highest award, a golden K pin was received by Jean Smith, Iva Fenton, and Thelma Bottger. Members of the club pictured here are Row 1. Katherine Jolley, Maxine Gould, Zelda Anderson, Goldie Spears, Iva Fenton, Katherine Martin, Shir- ley Gessell, Anna Roberts, Maude York, Betty Ann Teeterg Row 2. Maurine Pence, Rena Bottger, Mary Alice Wheeler, Jean Smith, Patsy Lolley, Lenora Tucker, Katherine Nabours, Gladys West, Eugenia Currie, Row 3. Ona Scritchfield, Marlene Spelman, Mary Poppenhouse, Virginia Saathoff, Betty Mad- den, Miss Gaddie, Jean Hosiery Row 4. Rosemary Gilman, Phyllis Reboul, Margaret Gates, Pauline Se- crest, Katherine Kramer, and Thelma Bottger. Members who are not pictured are Grace Crev- iston, Arylene Hanson, Hilda Layman, Peggy Pearce, Winifred Soderberg, and Eva White.

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