East High spotlight: vol 29 no 24
|Save page Remove page||Previous||1 of 4||Next|
small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
large ( > 500x500)
Loading content ...
East to Cooperate in National Victory Corps Drive Boys To Collect Scrap; Education To Y Campaign Vol. XXIX. No. 4 DENVER, COLORADO. NOVEMBER 25, 1942 PRICE TEN CENTS Eight Boys Are Victors In Speaking Competition Shafroth Prelims Scheduled for December 10; Subjects Concern Local, National Interest; Final Set for January 18 at Manual EIGHT BOYS have been chosen as contestants in the Woodbury Oratorical Contest through preliminaries held November 16. Those who will compete for the prize medal are: Dick Titus, Irwin Weinstein, Herman Richman, Bill Winter, Howard Cohan, Mike Hall, Bob Riger, Bill Sobol, and alternates Jim Shaddock and Gordon Partridge. These boys will compete in the contest December 4, at 8 p. m., in East's Auditorium. Cuttings from orations or essays East Teacher To Capita HAVING BEEN chosen as one of 12 persons to serve on the newly instituted health committee of the National Victory Corps program, Mrs. Katherine Crisp, East High biology instructor and author of the widely used textbook "Be Healthy," has just returned from Washington, D. C, where the problem of "building health, stamina and endurance in the youth of today," was discussed. Called to the nation's capital on October 18, Mrs. Crisp, with the other committee members, began immediate discussion under the direction of Dr. John W. Studebaker, U. S. Commissioner of Education, and Dr. Ruth Grout, health consultant of the educational department. Representatives of the army, navy, Civil Aeronautics Administration and Wartime Commission also met with this committee in an effort to prepare a health manual to guide high school students through all emergencies, both present and future. Speaking on behalf of the U. S. Air Force, Commander Eyers made the following statement: "The youth of today are soft, soft to the extent that 75-80% of those selected for air service lack the endurance of our enemies." Among the points emphasized was the fact that of the first two million men called by selective service, one million were rejected, chiefly because of health defects. Of these physical deficiencies, bad teeth, poor eyesight, defects of the heart and circulatory system, muscular and skeletal impediments were most prevalent. Upon her return, Mrs. Crisp, who was one of the two members of this committee to be chosen from West of the Mississippi River, made mention of the serious-mindedness of the people in the nation's capital. New Band Leader Replaces Roberts EUGENE V. SCHAEFER arrived Friday from Ottawa Hills High School, Toledo, Ohio, to instruct East's band and orchestra in place of Roland S. Roberts, who has left for the navy. Graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Mr. Schaefer has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, where he studied all band and orchestra instruments. Mr. Schaefer was born in Belleville, Illinois, and has been teaching nine years. Last year he instructed at the Ottawa Hills High School, where the two-year-old school building has a sound-proof music room. He directed the Shrine Band in Toledo, Ohio, played the saxophone in the Des Moines Shrine Band, and now is in the first violin section of the Denver Civic Symphony orchestra. "East has a very fine band and orchestra, and it is a pleasure to step into an organization built up by Mr. Roberts," Mr. Schaefer stated. He also stated that he likes it at East "because you have such splendid j to have various speakers confer with orations or were the basis of the two-minute talks judged by Mrs. Alice O'Sullivan, Robert McComas, and Milton Molien. Co-sponsors of these contestants are Mrs. Genevieve Kreiner and Melvin Payne. Entrants in the final competition will be judged 65 per cent on interpretation and 35 per cent on the poise and diction exhibited. • Shafroth January 18 Entrants in the Shafroth Extemporaneous Speaking Contest preliminaries to be held December 10 will choose subjects of local, national and international interest, according to Mrs. Kreiner, who also sponsors this contest. All students are eligible to enter. Of these, a boy and a girl will be chosen to represent East in the final contest which will be held at Manual, January 18. "East has an enviable record to maintain," said Mrs. Kreiner, "since East has won this contest more times than any other high school. I hope," she concluded, "that those students who are interested in public affairs, who read weir and constantly, and have the ability to organize their thoughts and speak clearly and earnestly, will try out." • Entrants See Mrs. Kreiner Those who wish to enter Shafroth may give their names to Mrs. Kreiner in room 307, periods one to six inclusive, on, or before, Friday, December 4. Last year's winners were Kay Spoentgen and George Creamer, both of whom have graduated. Mrs. Kreiner stated that she feared the audience wouldn't be as large as in former years because of the gas rationing. "But," she laughingly added, "I believe East students will let the Denver Tramway Company take care of their transportation problems." Council Starts Victory Activity "A VICTORY PROGRAM is being started by the Inter-School Council which meets on Thursdays at West High School," stated Cynthia Anderson, representative from East. At the meeting last Thursday, Stuart Cochran from West was elected president of the Inter-School Council; the vice president is George Lewis of East, and Jackie Blanche of South was elected secretary. The council has asked that each school paper send a representative to every meeting. Dorothy Herrick has been chosen to represent the Spotlight. The representatives from East are Barbara Young, head girl; George Lewis, head boy; Cynthia Anderson and Dave Shwayder. The Inter-School Council reported at the last meeting that Halloween this year was a great success, better than any former Halloween in Denver. In a letter received from Chief of Police August Hanebuth, he stated that in the East Denver district, last year by 11 o'clock in the evening, the police had received more than 200 telephone calls from residents, and at the same time this year, 11 o'clock, no one had telephoned the police. Now the East Student Council is discussing the issue, "What is the Place of the Student Council in the School." The council has made plans Salvage and Rationing... Genera Assist in The nine points of the National Victory Corps are being stressed in the Denver schools, under the direction of a committee of six administrative assistants. Dr. R. A. Kirkpatrick, personal representative of Rubber Administrator William Jeffers, spoke in East's as- school spirit." ' them concerning this question. Need for Citizenship Training, Physical Fitness, Competence in Skills Is Stressed by Leaders; Community Service Named As Opportunity EVERY TUESDAY of the school year six boys from East will collect scrap in East Denver in cooperation with the Community Service phase of the National Victory Corps Program, according to Jerry Miller, chairman of the student committee managing this drive. Enthusiastic Angelettes are pictured gathering scrap for East's school-wide salvage campaign, and getting their gas ration cards. Girls shown salvaging are Senior Alice Grills, Sophomore Marian Deter and Junior Lila Works. Mrs. Ruth Eggleston, East commercial teacher, is giving Mary Grills and Kay Deter their "A" ration stickers in the lower picture. These girls, and all other East pupils, say that they are willing to give up some "joyrides" or go scrap-collecting if it will help that brother in the Solomon's or dad in Africa. Photo by Bill SoboI. Annual Christmas Pageant to Be December 21, 22 Several Casts for Speaking Parts Chosen, Chief Characters Are Soldiers in Africa; Music to Be Supplied by a Cappella Choir Club Says Sales Poor for Bonds "THE GENERAL attitude of the students of East toward the buying of Defense Stamps and Bonds is greatly lacking the patriotic spirit and at times it is even disrespectful this year," said Russell Dunbar, president of the Euclidian Club and head of the Bond drive here. "Last year the daily average for the sale of stamps was $50. This year, it is only $1 to $5 and sometimes the sale drops as low as 50 cent a day. Most of the stamps are bought by the same people and a few students like Barbara Bromfield buy a dime stamp everyday," Russell announced. Marjorie Leaf, a member of the Bond drive committee, urged the students to get behind this drive again with an all out effort. A few students are steady buyers and some have bought bonds, but this is not enough, say club members. DECEMBER 21 AND 22 usher in the Christmas season at East High with the annual presentation of the Christmas Pageant. Peace and the Sword, especially written in part, arranged, and produced by Mrs. Genevieve Kreiner, is the title of the play. "Several casts, consisting of students in the speech and drama classes, are being used in order to give more students an opportunity to participate, to create a better performance through competition, and to safeguard the production in times of emergency. A different narrator and Mary will be used for each of the three performances; also, two casts, one for the assemblies, and another for the evening performance will be used. "The shepherds, angels and Joseph will be the same for all showings," stated Mrs. Kreiner. Members of the cast are: narrators, Joan McElin, Jane Bresnahan, Janet Brazile; Mary, Ann Downing, Patricia Pedersen, Mary Louise Shriver; soldiers, Phil Danielson, Bob Riger, Howard Cohan, Jim Shaddock, Dick Titus, Gordon Partridge; angels, Kay Reeves, Connie Engle, Dorothy Gorton, Nancy Allen; shepherds, George Lewis, Al McMurria, Mike Hall; Joseph, Bob Hudson. The a cappella choir will give selections appropriate to the scenes and general theme, under the direction of Miss Fareeda Moorhead. Stage ef fects will be executed by Roliffe Wright and his stage crew with assistance of R. L. Sare. The theme of the play will tie in closely with the North African scene as three soldiers, temporarily isolated in the Egyptian desert, are the chief characters. One will witness their attitude toward the World War and will watch the strengthening of their faith in the justice and nobility of their cause as they kneel at the foot of the Infant Savior at Bethlehem. The production will follow the same pattern as of the previous years with the narrator giving the character of the scenes and introducing the mood of the play. Performances will be given on Monday and Tuesday mornings, December 21 and 22, at 10:30 and Tuesday evening, December 22, at 8 p. m. sembly recently on the question of salvage materials. He- urged pupils to collect all the scrap they could possibly obtain because "over 50 per cent of all high- grade steel is scrap metal." Dr. Kirkpatrick started "the ball rolling" on the salvage campaign, thus making it the first event of the Victory Corps program. • Not New in Education "Most of the points in 'the program are not new in education but are merely being stressed in connection with the war," said Miss Margaret McNally, coordinator of general education at East. The necessity of planning for war service by individuals, and the increased demand for competence in skills, for citizenship training on a broad basis, and for physical fitness are included in the guidance field of the program, which is directed by Maurice Ahrens, a member of the committee. • General Education to Assist "General education is suggested as a means of giving citizenship training. This division of the Victory Corps will aid the growth of youth in the democratic way of life, inspire youth with loyalty to American ideals, and teach students to concern themselves with both the problems that relate to winning the war and those which relate to an orderly and intelligent readjustment when peace comes," said Miss McNally. Mechanical and clerical competence, study of nutrition and child care, and training in higher mathematics and specialized science for boys c-oing jnto the armed services are included in the area of the program called Competence which is also under the direction of Mr. Ahrens. • Miss Bostwick in Charge Miss Prudence Bostwick, formerly general education coordinator at East, has charge of the section called Community Service. "Some of the community services that high school students can engage in are: buying war savings stamps and bonds, assisting air-raid wardens, assisting fire watchers, bringing in salvage materials, taking training in first aid, taking training in home nursing, making favors and decorations for entertainment connected with war programs, working in health service, caring for young children whose mothers are employed in defense industries, working in war gardens, building model planes, working part- time on farms, collecting lamps for beds at army hospitals, and collecting clothes hangers for soldiers in camps," she said. • Special Classes Special classes at Opportunity School, which are offered to East students who agreed to spend part of each school day in their work at East, have been organized in connection with the Preinduction Training area of the corps under the direction of Jack Boyd, one of the administrative assistants. This phase of the Victory Corps is designed to prepare high school youth for effective service in war industries or for more rapid promotion in the armed forces, according to Mr. Boyd. Publicity for the program is being managed by Miss Helen Anderson, director of publications in the Denver Public Schools. New Teachers, Housing Conditions, and Turkeys Fill Angels' Interests New Teachers Two new teachers have recently been added to East's rapidly shrinking faculty, Miss Margaret Aylard and Miss Virginia Hammel. Miss Aylard, replacing Courtland Washburn, who is in army training, came to East early in November from Manual High School, where she taught three years. She has taught in Denver for 23 years, and during that time was at Grant Junior High, at West and North high schools. Miss Aylard received her A.B. Degree from Oberlin College, and her M.A. from Denver University. Replacing Mrs. Helen Arnold, who is on a leave of absence for the remainder of the semester, is Miss Hammel, hailing from Grant Junior High. Before teaching at Grant, Miss Hammel taught in Adams City, Colorado, and at Grant she was sponsor of the school newspaper. She received her A.B. degree from the University of Colorado, and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, honorary educational fraternity. # Former Student Editor-in-chief of the "D" Book, Denver University's student directory, is the official designation of Arthur E. Holch, Jr., East grad and former business manager of the Spotlight. "The actual directory is one of the most accurate ever to appear. Faculty lists were compiled and proof-read in the chancellor's office, and the editors spent nearly forty hours in checking and revising proofs of the student lists," the Denver University Clarion stated concerning this year's "D" Book. • Housing Problems A study of housing conditions has recently been the topic of discussion in the General Education 4 classes of Miss Margaret McNally and Edgar Olander, according to Miss McNally. Winfield Niblo, former East teacher, was a speaker on this subject. Angels of the Week We in America have which to give thanks. much for
|Call Number||C379.7881 E13sp|
|Title||East High spotlight: vol 29 no 24|
|Title-Alternative||The Spot light : official publication of the students of E.D.H.S.|
|Creator(s)||East High School (Denver, Colo.)|
|Summary||Newspaper produced by East High School of Denver, Colorado. Included in the paper are photographs of students, articles on school events and sports.|
|Physical Description||4 p.|
East High School (Denver, Colo.)--Students--Writings.
East High School (Denver, Colo.)--Periodicals.
East High School (Denver, Colo.)
|Rights||Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.|
|Reproduction Available for Purchase||Yes|
|Digital origin||reformatted digital|
|Street Address||1600 City Park Esplanade|