East High spotlight: vol 24 no 5
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ir$\ grch 5p from ifyr £>taff of %-~ TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO A BABY WAS BORN—a baby whose ideals men have followed and cherished since. A baby who changed the destiny of the world into which he was born, and of the world through nineteen centuries. That Child planted the seeds of wisdom into civilization that will not die until the millenium He stands for goodwill and peace and freedom. Freedom from the tyrant's bloody heel and the menacing advent of war. And freedom from want and misery, freedom to think and speak and worship and learn. Freedom for all races and creeds. Tolerance and open-mindedness and charity. Democracy is based on Christ's beliefs—the beliefs for which He died and for which men are dying today. As all of us know so well, this is Christ's war—a fight for freedom. Soon Christ's birthday will again be celebrated in all EAST HIGH SCHOOL Vol. XXIX. No. 5 DENVER, COLORADO. DECEMBER 10. 1942 PRICE TEN CENTS lands. Some celebrations will be in secret, and people will die because they dared to disobey the words of a leader who decreed they must worship him and no other. To the lands of the earth where people are crushed and oppressed, this Christmas will bring new sparks of hope and thoughts of freedom, because they know that there are countries still fighting for Christ's beliefs. They know, too, that soon more and more of these free countries will aid them to aid themselves. But more than that, we free people provide the occupants of oppressed lands with those ideals and that courage with which to fight, in their own way, their would-be conquerors. They can't do anything mighty or huge, but they can scratch and bite this great Axis brute, and annoy him in such a way that soon his nerve breaks and he realizes that these people he set out to conquer have conquered -tn ttjr ^Utontta ana 3taltu, at iEaat Btr^ him. They have shown the monster that these beliefs of the Savior have triumphed again, as in other years. History shows us the great work done in the name of Christ. A shining example is the brotherhood of men who followed the ways of Christ and called themselves the Monks. The work of these men saved the learning of the ages for future generations by painstaking patience and quiet understanding. The art that these men produced in their own wise ways outlived the crushing backwardness of the Middle Ages. The great deeds of the people of occupied countries show, too, that the standards of Jesus have provided men with the incentive to progress and make a great civilization. It shows us, in America, that we yet have far to go in helping these valiant people to free themselves,?—those people who look to us for leadership, but who really provide us the great example of courage and gerf-sacrifice, modeled from that greatest of examples, Jesus Christ. Student Council Launches Campaigns for Victory East to Decorate Room at Buckley School Prepares Pupils for War- Jobs-Army Life Students 18 Years Old Eligible To Enroll in Mechanical Classes At Griffith Opportunity School TO PREPARE HIGH SCHOOL students for more rapid promotion in the armed forces or for effective service in war industries, the Emily Griffith Opportunity School offers four types of pre-induction courses, according to Jack Boyd, occupational adjustor at East. Seventy openings are available next semester for students wishing to join these classes, of which the present enrollment is 125. The course in motor mechanics gives training in repair of engines, ignition systems, fuel systems, chassis and front-end systems. The course in machine-tool operation offers branch work, use of precision measuring instruments, operation of lathes, shap- ers, drill presses and milling machines. In the class of radio maintenance and repair, the students receive instruction in use of tool.:, maintenance and repair of tubes, transformers, coils and condensers, oscillators and detectors. The arc and gas welding classes give training that meet the requirements of the army and navy. Requirements for admission to the classes are that the student be in good health and over 17 V2 years of age. Eighteen is the minimum age for working on "hazardous" occupations, which include explosive manufacturing, motor-vehicle driving, coal mining, logging and saw- milling, operating power-driven woodworking machines and work involving the handling of radio-active substances. Students in the welding class must have reached their eighteenth birthday before completing their training. Classes are in session from 8 to 11 a. m., 11:30 a. m. to 2:30 p. m., and from 2:30 to 5:30 p. m., Monday through Friday. The welding class is the only class that lasts for a shorter period than three hours. ^eace on Earthy Qood Will to zJftCen . . . Photo by Bill Sobol A PERSONIFICATION of the Christmas spirit lies above in the hopeful faces of typical American youth. Also typically American is the enthusiasm with which these boys and girls present the annual Christmas Pageant to East. Pictured are members of the Madrigal Choir, part of the a cappella choir, which will sing in the Christmas Pageant; and Mary Louise Shriver as the Virgin Mary. Holiday Presentation December 21 and 22 WartimeThemefor Annual Christmas Pageant; A Cappella Sings Traditional Holiday Music Silk and Nylon Hose Gathered by Members for Army Powder Bags A STUDENT COUNCIL drive to obtain kits for Christmas presents to soldiers at Lowry and Buckley Fields was announced and explained in an assembly Monday by Betsy Reeves, chairman of the kit committee. Julia Dale Matlock explained a drive to collect silk stockings; Cynthia Anderson discussed furnishing- a recreation I room at Buckley Field and Bill Glass told of tin can salvage. The kit campaign is being conducted through the general education classes, each of which has undertaken to supply at least one kit, costing $1.50 and containing 14 articles. The Student Council furnishes the bags and sells items such as buttons, which require uniformity; while students bring cigarettes, playing cards and candy. One representative from each general education class has been chosen to take charge of the kits, which must be collected Friday so the soldiers can have them by Christmas. Angels are to bring old silk stockings to put in a hex -er-a table in the front h"1.!, according +o Julia Dale Matlock, in charge of the drive for silk stockings, which the army uses for powder bags. The silk is essential because it doesn't leave an ash when it is burned, and the soldiers don't have to clean the big guns so frequently, she said. Mrs. Philip Alexander, member of the National Red Cross, spoke to the Student Council Wednesday, December 2, in Room 220, about furnishing a recreation room for the soldiers at Buckley Field. Coffee and gasoline cans can be painted to make furnishings, she said, and recent books and magazines are needed badly. Cynthia Anderson, chairman of a committee discussing plans to furnish a solarium or recreation room at Buckley Field, declared it would cost approximately $100 to furnish a solarium 12 feet by 24 feet, which would require a piano, music, radios, phonograph, records, books, magazines, games, furniture, etc. Bond and Stamp Sales Slow; Club Encourages Increase "EVEN A LITTLE can help a lot now!" "A stamp is a bullet." "We've all seen those posters, but how many of us have applied their message to our own bond and stamp purchases ?" asked Russell Dunbar, 12B and Euclidean in charge of the East High bond and stamp booth. "Bond sales here have increased during the last week, but we are still under par," he continued. Two Angels, Jimmy Judd, 12B, THE REALIZATION OF THE SERIOUSNESS with which" America is facing its second Christmas at war is brought out in | the theme of the annual Christmas Pageant, presented by th* music and drama departments, to be held December 21 and 22 in j East's auditorium. The title of this year's Christmas ; Pageant is "Peace and the Sword," \ and is an episode in the lives of three soldiers on the African Front. As and Darold Short, HB, have purchased $25 war bonds during the last few days. On December 2, a $50 bond Senior Edition Pictures Due "ALL SENIORS who want their pictures printed in the senior edition of The Spotlight should have pictures taken before February 1. Those who want their pictures for Christmas, should have them taken before December 15," stated Mrs. Alice Koons, former Angelus sponsor. The senior Spotlight will take the place of the Angelus which has been discontinued for the duration. The Spotlight staff and the Angelus staff will publish a newspaper that may be saved by students for remembrance of their high school days. The studios which will feature the student rates are De La Vergne, Francois, Morganti, Rem- brant, Etoffel and Svantesson. was sold to R. B. Dunbar, Russell's father. "The necessity of our co-operation in this project can't be emphasized enough. You see, it's our money that furnishes our troops with the supplies needed to successfully carry out their drives," Russell explained. The figures show that interest in stamp sales has fallen off steadily since the Victory Bond Drive conducted by the East Denver Board of Trade. there are to be several casts, for the assembly programs on December 21 and 22, and the evening performance on Tuesday, there will be opportunity for a greater number of students to participate. The presentation of the pageant is under the direction of Mrs. Genevieve Kreiner, drama teacher, who is assisted by other faculty members. The 64 members of the choir will offer background music appropriate to the scenes, as in former years. Songs for the Christmas Pageant this year include "Cradle Song of the Shepherds," by Glatz; "Born Today," by Sweelinck; "Clear and Calm Was That Holy Night," by Nikolsky; j "Prayer for Our Country," and "Be- ; side the Cradle," by Bach. Miss Fareeda Moorhead stated that ; the latter song, "Beside the Cradle," I has been sung in the pageant every | year of its presentation. The choir was organized in 1931, and was the first of its kind in the Denver high schools. "Every Christmas season the choir I has several engagements to sing its j holiday repertoire at meetings of I various organizations and programs j in the city," Miss Moorhead said. "This year the members of the choir will sing before the meeting of the Zonta Club, professional women's group, at Tammen Hall on December 17, and they will also appear on the 'Know Your Schools' hour over Station KLZ at 12 o'clock noon on De-1 cember 19." Xenia Stanley Named New Page Editor for Spotlight Xenia Stanley has been appointed editor of the back page of The Spotlight, assuming her duties with this issue of the paper. The vacancy in this position occurred because of the withdrawal from school of Richard Cockrell, who entered Denver University with the opening of the winter quarter last Monday, a member of The Xenia has been Spotlight staff for two years and has had the assignment this year of reporter to The Denver Post. Her duties in this capacity were to supply the school page editor with a story of happenings at East. The story appeared each Sunday on the school page. Each Sunday Xenia's story has been printed in its entirety which has given East and its activities valued publicity. Judy Bershaw will write the Post story each week until a permanent appointment is made. Easl Students to Have I. Q. Tests, Health Exams, Radio Courses Soon By Monte Smith • Radio Course "Because of the many requests made by members of the beginning radio course that it be continued, I shall teach a continuation of this subject next semester," stated Morris Hoffman, physics teacher. "I hope that the class will be able to do more laboratory work next semester," he added, "as this semester, due to shortage of materials, laboratory experiments have been practically impossible." • I. Q. Tests In charge of all the reading, interests, mathematics, occupational, I. Q. and other standardized tests being given throughout East is Milton Molien, biology teacher. "By these tests teachers are able to analyze the abilities of the students, judging them on a fair basis," Mr. Molien stated. "These examinations are not for grades, but merely to show the capability of the students," he added. Mr. Molien spends several periods each day in charge of correcting, distributing and analyzing the tests. • Health Examinations Over a period of four weeks, all seniors, both boys and girls, are being given physical examinations through the school; Dr. Marie Fackt is examining the girls, and Dr. A. G. Staunton is examining the boys. Reports are being made to the students' parents if any defects that require outside attention are found, according to Carl Schweiger, acting assistant principal. Dental examinations made by Dr. William J. McMenamy are being given to all students, and tomorrow hearing tests, conducted by Mrs. Edith Embury Crane, will start. These hearing check-ups will also be given to all students. • Measles! "Well, here I am again in the hospital, only this time I have the MEASLES," writes Frank Tempest, former Spotlight staff member, from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. "There are about six fellows from our house in here now—more are expected," he continued. Frank is a freshman at the university and has been working for the school paper. Her plans are uncertain as to college upon her graduation from high school in June. She is a member of White Jackets, Junto and French clubs. Her scholastic achievements at East show a straight A record. Newswriting I Offered Pupils "HOW MAY I BECOME A MEMBER of the Spotlight staff?" is a question which is asked by pupils planning a new semester of work. The answer is to enroll for a class in Newswriting I which gives credit in composition which is acceptable as college entrance credit. Newswriting may be taken in either the junior or senior year. Newswriting may be considered a pre-induction course for public relations work in the armed forces. Many former Spotlight staff members are serving in public relations work or in the intelligence divisions of the service. Special emphasis is given to work being contributed by war correspondents whose stories of the present war are equally thrilling to any best-seller. \..s
|Call Number||C379.7881 E13sp|
|Title||East High spotlight: vol 24 no 5|
|Title-Alternative||The Spot light : official publication of the students of E.D.H.S.|
|Creator(s)||East High School (Denver, Colo.)|
|Summary||Christmas edition of the newspaper produced by East High School of Denver, Colorado. Included in the paper are photographs of students, articles on school events and sports.|
|Date||1942 December 10|
|Physical Description||4 p.|
East High School (Denver, Colo.)--Students--Writings.
East High School (Denver, Colo.)--Periodicals.
East High School (Denver, Colo.)
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