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Page 40 text:
HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
COOKS ALSO DANCE
The Ahea Club held its an-
nual dance on November 12 at
the High School. The theme was
the formal opening of a "Bubble
Club" in which programs, dec-
orations, and refreshments were
carried out with bubbles and bal-
loons. The president, Mary Hel-
en Boyd, was the mistress of
ceremonies. She announced sev-
eral special dances, among which
was an elimination dance. The
refreshments were served by
freshman and sophomore girls in
bright colored aprons. The chap-
erons were Mr. and Mrs. Dailey,
Mrs. Hamlin, Mr. and Mrs.
Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Burtsfield,
Miss Meyers, ofiicers, and par-
Ofiicers for the year were:
Mary Helen Boyd
Dorothy Anne Canfield
AHEA ClUB HAS
The Ahea Club, a society or-
ganized expressly for girls who
are particularly interested in
Home Economics, this year had
one of its most successful sea-
sons. A business meeting held at
the High School on October 20
officially opened the c1ub's activ-
ities for the year. At this meet-
ing many things were discussed,
particularly the programs which
were to fill out the schedule, and
the club budget. It was decided,
after much debating on the sub-
ject, that the dues should be set
at thirty-five cents for the entire
year. Many of the members be-
came an even more integral part
of the organization when they
were appointed to posts on the
program and finance committees.
The program for this first meet-
ing consisted of a short demon-
stration of a new type vacuum
Dorothy Ann Canfield played
hostess to the group at the next
K I llllll1 I
meeting. This was the Christ-
mas party, and a pot luck supper
answered the food problem for
Frances Lloyd was another
good Samaritan to the club. The
Valentine party was given at her
home, and was a great success.
Valentine refreshments were
served. At the second business
meeting Miss Cora Faust from
the Foster Shop gave an instruc-
tive talk on wrapping Christmas
The most lucrative meeting of
the season was held at Jefferson.
The Jefferson Home Economics
Club invited the club to attend
a tea in their honor.
Left to right, Row One: Julin, Burk-
hart, Vestal, Holden, Boyd, Canfield,
Row Two: Sparks, Wallace, Wiley,
Pershing, Craig, Frier, Keim, Pick-
ering, Hass, Morrison.
Row Three: English, Baker, Hughes.
Bennett, Winters, Ostrander, Dill,
Blalock, Carr, Ainsworth, Lloyd.
Row Four: Misner, Coling, Brown,
Epple, Gain, jackson, Duncan,
Row Five: Acheson, Fagala, Holt,
Pervine, Fantone, Topping, Schweid-
ler, LeGalley, Murphy, Burkholder.
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DRAMATICS AT WEST SIDE
SPEECH ARTS CLUB
The Speech Arts Club is to
me one of the most interesting in
the school. The club stands for
a course that is needed and want-
ed by all the members, that of
the betterment of speech. The
programs are invariably interest-
ing and serve to teach, thus pro-
moting the purpose of the club,
as well as to give enjoyment. It
is always interesting to listen to
a speaker, who is absolutely sure
of his subject, and the way that
he presents it to his audience.
This is what I have come to ex-
pect from the Speech Arts Club,
and I can truthfully say that I
have never been disappointed.
By way of variety, and also for
the benefit of students in the
club, the programs are some-
times presented entirely by the
members. This is an excellent
way for discovering talent for fu-
ture use in plays, convocations,
and the like.
This club is somewhat differ-
ent from the other clubs in that
the membership includes both
boys and girls, a fact, which be-
cause of its unusualness, might
serve to enhance its unanimous
,I ane Humphreys:
I think that Speech Arts is a
worth while organization for fur-
thering of speech. One thing
against it, is the way the dues are
used. Why shouldn't the dues be
used for the whole club, and not
just the debaters? However, if
it wasn't for Speech Arts, we
couldn't arrange the debates with
other schools. It also has brought
us several good speakers, that we
otherwise could not have heard.
BY SPEECH ARTS
One of the principal activities
of the club is the sponsoring of
the debate team. This group is
made up of members of the
speech class who wish to gain ex-
perience along this line. Mrs.
Mueller directs this group, which
meets after school hours or dur-
ing a free period. The reason for
this is that there is no arrange-
ment made for it on the regular
schedule. The students who com-
posed the teams this year were
Virginia Vestal, Eloise Guirl, Ed
Edwards, Peggy Howard, Faith
Wayne, Quentin Ramsey, Vir-
ginia Fox, and Marjorie Boll-
man. The sectional debate was
held in February at West La-
fayette where West Side was
sucessful in two out of four de-
bates. The affirmative team beat
Jefferson High School and lost
to Brazil. The negative team
won from Wiley of Terre Haute
and lost to Crawfordsville. Out
of the fourteen decision debates
in which the teams participated,
eight were victories. This is real-
ly a commendable percentage
especially considering that de-
bating at West Side is a senior
activity, while the teams at oth-
er schools are made up of stu-
dents who have debated for the
past three or four years.
OF SPEECH ARTS
The officers of the club must
be members of the Speech class,
except the representatives from
the sophomore and junior
The club has had many dis-
tinguished presidents in the past.
From the classes of 1934 to the
class of 1938 the presidents
were: Bill Charles, Ruth Hall,
Merton Clevett, Bob Keim, each
holding office in succession dur-
ing those years.
The club meets on the second
Tuesday of each school month,
and their entertainment covers a
variety of different subjects. The
programs during the past year
have included a speaker who
talked on Turkey and a variety
hour at which Bob McAfee was
master of ceremonies. Prizes
were given at the latter, and
Quentin Ramsey with Eloise
Guirl received first prize for jit-
terbugging. Virginia Riley took
second prize for her singing of a
popular favorite, and Virginia
Creson walked away with third
prize for a hill-billy interpreta-
One of the meetings consisted
of a speech contest between the
ex temporaneous speaking teams
of Jefferson High and West Side.
Bob McAfee, Virginia Fox, Faith
Wayne, and Betty Lou Duncan
upheld the honor of W. L. against
Jeff. Meetings for the rest of the
year included a talk on Colorado
at which movies were featured,
a one act play presented by the
speech class along with a play
given by another school, and the
debate banquet. The program
for each meeting is placed in
charge of a committee made up
of members from the club.
Each year the Speech Arts
Club contributes to the social
life of the high school by spon-
soring a dance, usually given
sometime in the spring. This
year's party was a great success,
and was attended by a large ma-
jority of the membership.
The meetings of the last year
have differed from the meetings
in the past by having more out-
1-A'-' mr' -v
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SCIENCE CLUB CELE-
BRATES EIGHTH YEAR
Since its origin in 1931, the
Science Club, under the careful
guidance of Miss Inskeep, has
grown from a very small mem-
bership until, at the present, it
contains approximately one-sixth
of the student body. During the
S years of its existence the club
has had as its object, the ideal of
promoting the knowledge of an
understanding of nature and sci-
ence as we find them in our ev-
Science Club meetings are us-
ually held during the first week
of each month.
At these meetings projects
and articles of interest are pre-
sented and explained by various
The activities of the Science
Club are unlimited in scope.
Many trips and talks are enjoyed
yearly by members. One of the
most interesting presented dur-
ing the last school year was the
discussion of the properties of
Liquid Air by Dr. Allen of Pur-
due. Dr. Allen gave an illustrated
lecture on liquid air by using
various experiments and demon-
strations to prove his points.
Another enjoyable and en-
lightening lecture by Dr. Brady
on "Swordiishing OH the North
American Coast" was presented
to the club. Numerous other Pur-
due faculty members appeared
before the club during the year.
Many hikes and trips were
also enjoyed by the club mem-
bers throughout the year. Among
the most interesting of these
were the breakfast trip to the
Purdue University Horticultural
Left to right, Row One.' Newton. Al-
len, Lux, Newton, Heckard, Hoff-
man, Wiley, Kraybill, Yeager.
Row Two: Bushnell, Ward, Lewis,
Spitler, Frier, Keim, Pickering,
King, Dean, Inskeep.
Row Three: Chaffee, Shaw, McCloud,
Graves, Frier, Mahin, Trueblood,
Wilson, George, Chaffee, Cole, Mc-
Row Four: Lloyd, Widener, Kashner,
Miller, Hoffman, Duell, Gaylord,
Sherlock, Oswalt, Sherman, Kash-
Row Five: Underhill, Werner, Becker,
Demaree, Harper, Reed, Termen-
stein, Baynes, Mellon.
Farm and a trip to see the Alum-
inum plant, just completed, on
the outskirts of the city.
The group also viewed the
stars and planets, through a tele-
scope owned by one of the club
members, Phyllis Baker.
The annual fall outing includ-
ed a ten-hour stand at Oakdale
Dam and Gaylord's cottage on
the Tippecanoe River. Much
"devilment" was raised on this
trip, especially at Gaylord's.
The spring trip, yet undecided
at the time of publication, was
looked forward to with great en-
thusiasm by all members.
MEMBER OE I.J.A. OE S.
The West Lafayette High
School's Science Club is a mem-
ber of the Indiana Junior Acad-
emy of Science, which meets ev-
ery fall. This year the state
meeting was held at Purdue Uni-
versity: thus many of the West
Side members were able to at-
Donald Frier, prominent W. L.
H. S. S. C. member, was elected
vice-president of the state organ-
ization, at this meeting.
West Side's Club contributed
its share to the displays at Pur-
President, Dick Wiley.
Vice-President, Bob Kraybill.
Secretary - Treasurer, Gordon
Recording Secretary, David
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