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

 - Class of 1939

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46 A Successful Basketball Season Basketball lettermen returning for the 1938-39 season included Don Kastner, Bob Gahagen and Den- zil Bergman, Coach Prentup built with these boys and se-veral reserve lettermen a fighting team that was victorious in nine out of ninteen games. Manhattan started the season right by winning three of their first five games. The first game of the year was a thriller staged at Clay Center, De- cembtr 163 as the closing seconds ticked away, Pri- deaux swished a long shot from the center of the court giving us a 21 to 20 victory. During the next two weeks the Blues dropped both games of an exchange with Abileneg losing the first game on the home court 25 to 28, and the other at Abilene 27 to 30. Manhattan made a successful week-end trip to Nebraska defeating Wymore Friday night January 6, 45 to 333 Beatrice Saturday night by the score of 29 to 13. The MHS squal played their first conference game the next week on the home court, bowing to Law- rence, 22 to 315 but the following week the Blues defeated Junction City on their rival's court, 27 to 18. Hard luck set in and Manhattan lost the next three in a row, the first on January 20, to Ottawa, 13 to 185 then to Topeka, 16 to 27, and finally drop- ping the third to Emporia, 23 to 27. Fighting mad over their three conference losses, the Blues came back to beat Junction City, February 4, 19 to 18, and Clay Center the next week, 37 to 35. Again Manhattan weakened and dropped a game to Law- rence in a hard-fought battle which ended 17 to 19. The Blues came back to down Ottawa, February 24, for their only conference victory by the score of 24 to 19, but Emporia and Topeka proved too strong for the Jr. Wildcats, and won by the scores of 26 to 30, and 27 to 37, respectively. Manhattan looked good in their first two games of the regional tournament at Clay Center, winning from Beloit, 33 to 27, and Concordia, 28 to 185 their luck didn't last, however, and Clay Center, who had previously been beaten twice by the Blues, won the final game by the score of 24 to 28. Prideaux was the individual high scorer for the .season with the average of 7.58 for 17 games, he made a total of 120 points. This year's first string was composed of Jim Pri- deaux, Bob Gahagen, Don Kastner, Neal Hugos, Denzil Bergman, Elmer Lutz, Dick Doryland, Bob Kendall, Howard Hamlin, and Bob Nelson, the sec- ond team included Bill Adams, Paul Cibolski, Phil Charlton, Earl Maholand, Charles Holtz, Harold Smith, Dale Ham, Pat Farrell, Ken Oberg, Bill Payne, and Earl Miller. Assistant coach Bruce Smith who had charge of the second string developed some promising material: the future stars that were on the second string included Phil Charlton, James Smith, Robert Wells, Bill Wickers, Harold Hunt, Clyde Rodkey, Arthur Lewis, Warren Taylor, Henry Chapman, Richard Lund, Herbert Ford, J. B. Wol- berg, Wayne Oberhelman, Robert Toburen, Warren Toburen, Robert Finn, Wendall Obenland, Marshall Walker, Bill Faubion, Charles Hoffman, Donald Mal- lon, and Franklin Scofield. Prospects for next year's team are not dim be-- cause of boys like Nelson, Hamlin, Kendall, Oberg, and Payne who will probably be the main-stays dur-- ing next year's basketball season. Boys' Intramurals The Boys' Intramural Association was organized a few years ago to give the boys who don't go out for varsity teams a chance to take part in various sports. Mr. Mordy, American history teacher, spon- sors this movement: Elmer Lutz was elected presi- dent of the intramural association this year and Donald Willis, secretary. Sports included in the as- sociation's functions are: touch football, basketball, basketball free throw, baseball, horseshoes, and tennis. Intramural touch football brought out 76 boys who were divided into two leagues and several teams. The Bachelors won in the National League, the Ind- ians, the American Leagueg the play-off game be- tween these two teams for the championship proved the Bachelors to be superior. The members of the Bachelors team were Paul Jorgenson, Ken Oberg, Roy Jones, Lawrence Funk, Clifford Jenson, Leon- ard Clark, Philip Van Winkle, Perry Peine, Bob Keith, Ward Haylett, Elmer Lutz, Lawrence Math- ews, Bu1'ton Scofield, Fred Huber, Howard Tea- garden, Harold Suboterg the members of the Indians team were James Foster, Don Ross, Dan Muller, Norman Neimeier, James Mall, Charles Burson, Dale Ham, Phil Charlton, James Scott, Bill Grifiing, Continued on page 48

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45 Co-Capt. Lake Co-Capt. Vanderlip Leaders Next Time Gene Lake and Herbert Vanderlip are the two juniors who are to pilot the Blues 1939 football squad through its tough season. Gene Lake was the short but mighty end for 1938. He played in every game and started well over his share of them. He is about 5 feet 7 inches and tips the scale at 155 pounds. He earned a reserve football letter in his sophomore year and this year is his third letter year for track. Herb Vanderlip lettered this season for the first time after playing in only four games. He had the bad luck of breaking his arm early in the season and watched from the sidelines for the rest of the year. Herb is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 165 pounds. Going out for football for the first time this year he held down the guard berth like a veteran. In these two leaders we tie our hopes for the title of the new conference next year. A Promising Reserve Squad The reserve team this year played four games. Folowing in the foot steps of the varsity brothers the second stringers lost all of their games. How- ever, most of them were closer than the score indi- cates, every game being a hard fought battle. Soph- omores made up a large share of the team. The scores were: Manhattan B Team 7 Clay Center 13 Manhattan B Team 0 Abilene 14 Manhattan B Team 6 Junction City 26 Manhattan B Team 9 Wakefield 19 Those that received reserve letters were Bill York, Frank Fenton, Bud Kiser, Charles Holtz, Fred Bud- den, Bill Wickers, John Saylor, Harry Corby, Ken- neth Carlson, Bill Busenbark, Harley Milliken, Jim Smith, Harold Smith, Jim Bowman, Duane Ander- son, Ted Miller, Bill Payne. Next Year's Preview Next year will bring without a doubt a much im- proved football machine at MHS, with the largest number of returning lettermen in recent years. Coach Frank Prentup, who will be starting his second year here, will be able to start a complete team of letter- men besides having the usual amount of second stringers returning for action. In 1939 fans will again see a small, feather weight edition of Blue footballers. It well might be a speedy, smart aggregation, depending on deception and speed, instead of weight and crushing power plays. If Coach Prentup can find a good passing combination and he ought to be able to find a fair one, with four letter wing men returning, fans may be treated to a Hashy display of razzle-dazzle. This type of play takes precision and accuracy with plenty of speedy, experienced men in the positions, but the Blues should have these requirements. To take the squad individually, in the backfield there will probably be Sliv Johns, the work horse of the Blues backfield this year. Sliv is a good, sturdy player whom the coach can depend upon. Jim is a fast man and once he gets in the clear its too bad for the opponents. Spanky Blazing, the diminutive whirling dervish, will be expected to give the oppo- sition some nightmares on how to catch him and hold him for no gain. Another lad who has shown plenty of promise as a hard driving back is Frank Whipple. He will probably add plenty of drive to the Blues' attack. Then of course there will be Ed Draheim, Swede Nelson and Jim Bowman, who de- veloped rapidly during the end of last season and will be expected to carry the mail for Manhattan again next year. Then there is the possibility that some of the present linemen will be shifted into the backfield to add to this list and of course there will be several reserve backfield men who will fill in the positions. On the line there will be, as we mentioned above, a host of veterans, with Co-capts. Vanderlip at guard and Gene Lake at end. The line will again be as light as the backfield. Lauren Edgar and Bob Yapp add plenty of weight but htey will be the only ones that can approach the 200 pound mark. Pat Farrell, two letter man, will probably be able to fit into any position that he is needed. He played center, end, and fullback last year, so Coach Prentup can effectively plug a gap in his lineup with this 180 pounder. . The returning lettermen are, Ed Draheim, Pat Farrell, Bob Yapp, Jim Heter, Jim Johns, Jim Blaz- ing, Phil Smith, John Woodhouse, Lauren Edgar, John Scholer, Swede Nelson, Howard Hamlin, and 311 tow co-captains Herbert Vanderlip and Gene a e. One can expect much more pep from next year's team, for they will be out to make up for this sea- son's dismal record. Starting play in the new Cen- tral Conference the Blues, should find the sledding much easier. But this doesn't mean that all Man- hattan will have to do is go on the field and soy boo. Junction City, always one of the strong foot- ball contenders in the state, will be ready to knock the pegs out from under anyone who thinks they have a setup. McPherson also will be strong, the strength of the other opponents is not known. Manhattan may not play all of the new conference teams because of prearrangements with old confer- ence teams. It is highly possible no matter who they play, however, that the Blues of next year will have a good record when the final game rolls around next fa .

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47 Pep Club "Plenty of pep" was generated by the Blue Drag- ons this year by the several changes made in the club. New rulings made it possible for any sopho- more to join and to wear a cap that was adopted for the sophomore section alone. The old members are to vote at the end of the year on the eligibility of the sophomores to join the junior and senior sec- tion. Sophomores will be judged on merit alone. Those wearing the uniform consist of the juniors and seniors that had returned. June Limbocker, sophomore, Ward Haylett, jun- ior, and Mary Beth Walker, senior, were elected by the student body as our cheerleaders for the foot- ball and basketball seasons. The oflicers heading the sixty-seven members and as elected by the club were Dorothy Ratliff, presi- dent, Dorothy Drake, vice-president, Charlene Spel- man, secretary-treasurer. The climax of the year's work was the banquet in honor of the M. H. S. basketball squad. One hun- dred and fifty-eight guests were present at the ban- quet, held Monday, March 6. Girls' Intramurals Girls Intramurals were sponsored by Miss Opal Gaddie, and many sports were enjoyed by the girls who participated in them. The sports that were played during their alloted season were: fall and spring tennis, fall and spring softball, volley ball, basketball, and shuffle board. After signing up for intramurals, the girls were divided into five teams, Yanks, Cubs, Phantoms, M. H. S. All Stars, and Sluggers. For basketball only, another team was organized. Fall tennis singles were won by Shirley Marlow, and fall tennis doubles were won by Shirley Marlow, and Marjorie Goldstein. Fall softball championship was won by the Sluggers, and the volley ball cham- pionship was won by the Yanks. Spring tennis, spring softball and shuffle board haven't terminated yet. Members of the Yanks are: Iva Fenton, Jean Smith, Beatrice Bamber, Mary Wheeler, Lenora Tucker, Shirley Gessell, Margaret Avers, and Grace Creviston. Members of the Cubs are: Dorothy Ratliff, Bar- bara Bower, Gladys West, Maude York, Catherine Nabours, Katherine Martin, Julia Doryland, Jean Hosier, Ellarose Hollis, Fayetta McGinty, Irene Ward, Hilda Layman, Winifred Travis. Members of the Phantoms are: Marjorie Goldstein, Dorothy McIntyre, Betty Madden, Winifred Soder- berg, Rena Bottger, Marlene Spelman, Betty Larson, Donna Coon, Rosemary Gilman. Members of the M. H. S. All Stars are: Kather- ine Jolley, Katherine Kramer, Virginia Saathoif, June Bell, Ona Scritchfield, Maurine Pence, Eva White, Anna Roberts, Zelda Anderson, Frances Platt, Patsy Lolley, Lorine Nixon, Anita King, Anna Watson. Members of the Sluggers are: Thelma Bottger, Eleanor Blockolsky, Maxine Good, Betty Teeter Peggy Pearce, Goldie Spears, Frances Boles, Mona Nelson, Margaret Gates, Hattie Woods, Pauline Se- crest, Margaret Dunn. Sixty girls are playing shuille board. The girls and their partners are Gilman-Reboulg Nelson-Se- crestg Kistleman-Lewisg Brown-Donhamg Gates-T. Bottger, McKeeman-Drakeg Sullivan-Bamberg Lol- ley-Tuckerg Coon-Domenyg Boles-Johnson, Spelman- Scritchfieldg Martin-Gessellg Summers-Mack, Krey- McQueeng Fenton-Dorylandg Hollis-Larson, Bell- Teeter, Pence-Soderbergg Gemmell-Hoover, West- Hosierg Ward - Crevistong Lancaster - Flemming: Winkler-Bairdg Hanson-Hanson, Limbocl:er-Ellis- ton 3 Wheeler-Poppenhouseg Madden-McIntyre g Spears-Fairbanks, York-R. Bottger, and Saathoff- Kramer.

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