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Page 43 text:
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
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.
"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
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
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
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-
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
Refreshments-Margaret Mack, chairman, David
Blevins, Max Decker, Paul Jorgenson, Marian Pen-
ley and Lila Neubauer.
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
Page 44 text:
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
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
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 . '
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.
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-
Second awards, a golden K with G. A. A. upon it,
were received by Gladys West and Betty Lou Mad-
The third and highest award, a golden K pin
was received by Jean Smith, Iva Fenton, and Thelma
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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