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*^r in y/ftTff-i l THE EAST POTLIGHT OFFICIAL PUBLICATION VOL XVII, NO. 6. DENVER, COLORADO. NOVEMBER 26, 1930. PRICE 10 CENTS 'POOR NUT' IS CLAIMED TO BE SURE-FIRE REMEDY FOR BLUES Play Proves Even Inferiority-Complexed Boys Can Fall in Love. "The Poor Nut", annual presentation of the Drama Club, will be given December 6 in the school auditorium. The story concerns an unfortunate young college boy nnd the play, according to the club, is going to be a surefire blUes chaser. The young college boy, it seems, has an inferiority complex that is the result of an experience in a fraternity house. Of course the experience causes Bob Card, who is John Miller, the poor nut. much embarrassment. However, even college hoys with an inferiority complex are capable of falling in love with charming girls like' Sarah Ann Fowler who in the play is Marjory Blake. Always the lover encounters competition. This time the poor nut's best friend, Spike Hoag, who is Charles Mead, is the dangerous rival. The entire play takes part in a college and all of the characters are those who are actively interested in collegiate life. Even Julia Winters, a psychology expert, is very much a part of the college story. Julia is in reality Eda St rouse. Other characters are Ann Woodman, Wendell Chase, Bill Carlton, Wayne Williams, Hugh Templeton, James Clark and Ben Mathews. There are many more characters in the play who comprise the college rooting section and the spectators at a track meet. Seats for the comedy will cost 25c and none will be reserved. The performance will begin at 8:15f and, to avoid the rush, doors will open at 7:30. Miss Pauline Garrett, with the help of Miss Catherine St. Olatr and Theodore Rice, is in charge. 1892 GLASS HAS J. Misses Sabin and Griffin Are Present at Get- Together. Members of the Hast High School class of 1892 met at the home of T. H. Williams last Wednesday evening for a turkey supper and their annual get-together meeting. There were about fifty persons present, twenty-four of whom were pupils of the class and two of whom were teachers of the class. The teachers were Miss Mary S. Sabin, who is still teaching at East, and Mrs. Ada C. Wilson, mother of Miss Natalie C. Wilson, who teaches French and German at Hast. Miss Evelyn Griffin, one of the history teachers at East High and a member of the class, was also present. The remaining of the fifty were relatives of the classmates. The program for the evening consisted of stunts, in charge of Miss Edwina Fallis, prominent Denver kin- ilergartner and a teacher at the Lincoln elementary school, and visiting among the graduates, recalling the "old days" at East. The guest of honor at the dinner was E. P. Costigan, senator-elect from Colorado, who was president of the class of '02. Mrs. Costigan is also from this class and was its secretary. William 0. Borst, principal of the North High School, and Miss Julia H. Gardiner, teacher at South High School, were also members of the class. Each of eight married couples was a graduate of this class. About once a year the old graduates meet for a get-together dinner. BURNETT SELECTS TWO COMMITTEES Two senior committees, entertainment and motto, have been appointed by Charles Burnett, senior class president, with the help of.Mrs. Virginia II. Stearns and Fred L. Rinne, class sponsors. The entertainment committee consists of Joyce Johnston, chairman ; Bob Bur nam, Florence Fisher, Catherine Vickers, Richard Holoubeck and Burton Page. This committee is in charge of the senior class programs. Dick Bosworth is the chairman of the motto committee. Others on the committee are Willmette Towne, Dorothy Canby, Flora Hall Lee Cochran and Tom Braden. The object of the committee is to work up a different motto from the suggestions the committee receives. The gift committee will be appointed soon. SPOTLIGHT ADDS SOPHS TO STAFF Susan Parriott has been added to The Spotlight staff as sophomore reporter, and she, in turn, has appointed six girls to assist her in collecting the sophomore news. Those who have been chosen as assistants in this work are Marian Curl yon, 304: Virginia Koger, .MO; Katherine O'Neill, 224; Janice Goal- stone. 320; Peggy Ann Odium, 816; and Katherine Sanderson, 224. The Spotlight staff is composed of only juniors and seniors, so the sophomores have had no official representatives on the paper. As a result it has been a little diflicult to secure sophomore news. The sophomores are asked to turn in any society news or items of interest to one of the above- named reporters, who, in turn, will hand it to Susan. This news should he handed in not later than the Wednesday preceding the publication of each issue. A schedule of the issues for the year may be found in the November 12 issue of The Spotlight. EAST STUDENTS should feel especially grateful at this Thanksgiving season. Among other things, a cold spirit of5 friendlessness has been replaced by a warm fellowship among the pupils. This spirit is a most thankful thing. No matter how hard times may have been, there is always cause for a true Thanksgiving Day. Below is seen a group of Angels and Angelettes who have journeyed out among the cornstalks for their Thanksgiving celebration. ESPIONAGE IS SPEECH TOPIC Colonel Phillip Van Cise Addresses Law Class and Senate. On November 20, before a meeting of Senate and Ralph B. Putnam's law class, Colonel Philip Vim Cise spoke4 on t?n <M criminal Investiga tion. Colonel Van Cise explained in detail the methods which police and the dis- trict attorney use in tracking down the clues of a murder case. He illustrated the talk with interesting examples of handwriting and told about some of his most interesting cases. The feature of the talk concerned how he, Col. Van Cise, with the aid of the state rangers and his friends, imprisoned the huge bunco ring in his church, after 15 months of hard work and of fighting both the criminals and the corrupt police. Que of the features of the case was the system of espionage with the aid of dictaphones and "lookouts" by which means the bunco men were kept continually under watch. Colonel Van Cise is a well-known lawyer and was formerly district attorney. He recently entertained the student body with an interesting talk on Armistice Day and the World War. MOTHER OF TWO IN EAST FACULTY DIES East has lost an ardent supporter and an enthusiastic admirer in the recent death of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Smith, the mother of Miss Margaret Smith and Mrs. Olive Edwards of the East faculty. For a number of years Mrs. Smith was an East mother, having sent her own three daughters, Elizabeth, Olive and Margaret, to this high school. Two of these are still at East, Margaret as "gym" teacher; Olive, now Mrs. Edwards, in the office. The new East has also had representatives of the Smith family, the grandchildren this time. Allene Smith, James Edwards and Bill Pegram have all been Angels. Jane Pegram is, at present, an 11A, and next semester Allan Smith and Jeanette Edwards will enter as sophomores. East students extend to Miss Smith, Mrs. Edwards and the whole family, their sincere sympathy. THREE HOME ROOMS GIVEN CANDY PRIZES BY SPOTLIGHJ A pound of candy was awarded to each of the three rooms having the highest percentage on its respective floor for the sale of the last edition of The Spotlight On the third floor 315 had the highest score, with a percentage of one hundred sixty and one-third. 129 was first of the first floor rooms and the prize on the second floor went to 219. Following the sales of the Christmas edition the room with the highest percentage for the first seven issues will receive the first, prize. ALADDIN PICTURE IS CHANGED TO 'RENEGADES' FOR BENEFIT First Thanksgiving Honored By Pilgrims^JOO Years Ago Bravery and Strong Virtues of the Puritans Will Cling Forever to the Spirit of Holiday Celebrations. The odor of delicious pumpkin pies, corn, peas, cranberries and turkey was wafted through the open door to the hungry but happy men in Plymouth who were carrying out carefully the plans for the first Thanksgiving Day. Joy was In the air and each one- seemed to feel a particular thankfulness. It was about three hundred years ago that this steadfast little band of men, women and children celebrated the first Thanksgiving, a day that was to become one of the most outstanding and fitting holidays of the new world. These brave people had spent one hard, heroic year on the edge of the ocean, hacked by a wilderness in which lived red men and wild beasts, their foothold uncertain. Although nearly half of the little company had perished, the others reso- luely went to work to clear the land. A year later they had gathered a plenteous harvest, built substantial houses and learned to adapt themselves to a new manner of living. Thus they faced the future. The whole country-side was aglow with the rich autumn tints. The rich fields, the wild flowers and the russet foliage of the forest, which had seemed so bleak a short time before, filled their hearts with gratitude and they resolved to prepare a feast for Thanksgiving and Invite their Indian friends who bad helped to make all of this possible. What a dinner it must have been! There sat, the old Indian chief, Massa- soit, at the head of the board with Governor Bradford, while down the long table on each side sat the ninety braves and their white hosts, headed by Captain Standish. Back and forth from the kitchen went Priscilla Alden and the other girls, busily keeping the plates filled. Never was seen such a feast in the New World. Between courses they held games and contests between the Indians and colonists. It was a never-to-be-forgotten time in their history. The feast was carried on wholly in a spirit of Thanksgiving; and this spirit has been passed on through the years. The bravery and the strong virtues of this hardy little band of Pilgrims will cling forever to the spirit of Thanksgiving. DELEGATES FOR BOULDER NAMED The tenth annual conference at Boulder for high school managers and editors, sponsored by the University of Colorado department of journalism and the Sigma Delta Chi. professional journalistic fraternity, is to be held on December 5 and 6. Those to.attend the conference tins year are .lane Steel and Virginia Latcham, official delegates, and Bill Carlton and Holley Greene, unofficial delegates from The Spotlight. Those from the Angelus Board are Cavls Ham and Charles Kendrick. The program for the conference will consist of general sessions for delegates. On the evening of December 5 there will be a banquet at which a cup will be awarded to the editor of (he host annual. Conferences with the journalism faculty of the university have been arranged for the delegates from the newspapers. Similar arrangements probably will he made for yearbook representatives. DEC. 19TH IS DANCE DATE Congress Debating Society Hop Will Feature Hume Everett's Orchestra. "Maybe It's Love," Campus Comedy Romance, Showing at Tabor. ••Renegades" is the picture at the Aladdin in place of "Scotland Yard." as previously advertised, and the Ta- bor is showing "Maybe It's Love" for the Angelus benefit for the last times this afternoon and evening. "Renegades," with Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy and Noah Beery, is a gripping story of love, sacrifice and heroism in the wilds of Morocco with four members of the famOUS Foreign Legion and an alluring woman spy as the principal characters—a woman who lured men to death and who in turn was humiliated in love. "Maybe It's Love" is the picture at the Tabor. It is a comedy romance of college days in which .loan Hennott as Nan Sheffield is a collegiate vamp attempting to get an all-Ameriean football team for her alma mater. The individual sales prizes are arousing much interest. They will he awarded soon after the benefit is over. This year the club that sells the most tickets will be awarded a sliver cup. If it wins it for three consecutive years, the cup will become the proper ty of the club. Every ticket salesman is requested to turn in his tieket money as soon as possible, This, however, does not mean that he cannot sell tickets after school today. The Angelus is depending on the support of the school to furnish the necessary money for publishing the yearhook. In this way the clubs raise tnoney for their pictures and this is much easier than raising the money in ni her ways. WALTER GRAHAM CHOSEN LOCAL HONOR PRESIDENT Walter Graham was elected president of Local Honor Society at a recent meeting; Adeline Graves is the vice president and Sarah Ann Fowler, the new secretary-treasurer. Two members, Marie Louise Degen and Betty Grant, comprise the executive committee. A motion was made and carried to the effect that first year members shall have bronze pins; second year members, silver pins, and those who have been in this society for three years shall have gold pins. The bronze and silver pins will be turned back to the society at the end of each year, While those who have gold pins will be allowed to keep them. Members of one of Miss Helen Perry's art classes will probably make several designs for the pin and one will be selected at a meeting of the executives some time soon. Miss Anita Kolbe, sponsor, stated that these pins will probably not be worn until next semester, since this semester is so nearly over. At this meeting it was again suggested that the messengers in the office be members of the Local Honor Society and that girls who do library work shall he members of this society. SEVERAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OFFERED SENIORS Several scholarships to colleges both in and outside the state are available to interested members of the graduating class. Denver University offers one scholarship for every thirty boys and one for every thirty girls in the graduating class. To qualify for this scholarship it is only necessary for the student to be in the upper ten per cent., of the class and to have good personal qualifications and recommendations from the high school faculty. The scholarships from the five state institutions must go to the five highest members of the senior class. The alumni fund was established by the last four classes, each of which contributed from $500 to $700. The interest from this fund forms scholarships to be given to two members \>f the graduating class. The choice is made hy a faculty committee consisting of Miss Margaret A. Smith, Ralph S. Pitts and Roscoe C. Hill. The University of Chicago and the Colorado Yale Association are offering scholarships for young men and women who are outstanding in leadership, citizenship and various forms of community activities, as well as in scholastic rating. December 10 is the date set for the annua] Congress Debating Society dance, which will be held in the hoys' K.\ in .h b :.U). iliu.s lor'iiie uanee win be one dollar and will gO'on sale De- cemher 18. They may he secured from any member of Congress or from a member of the committee. It will be open to the whole school. Through special arrangements, the club has been fortunate enough to secure Hume Everett's first orchestra. The gym will be done in Christmas decorations, with Christmas trees and lights. The orchestra will be at one end of the room and at the other there will be a huge glittering sign with the name "Congress" on it. The members of Congress are especially anxious for this year's dance to be a success and every effort is being made to make it the best dance of the year. The committee for the dance is as follows: Bob Card, who will act as chairman, James Clark and David Card. The club feels that the dance last year was a decided success, due to the efforts of the committee. SHAFROTH 10 BE NEW STUDY GROUP STARTED BY P. T. A. A study club, sponsored by Mrs. A. I). Wall, meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the P. T. A. room of East from 0:30 to 11 o'clock. Mothers are urged to attend these meetings. Besides the P. T. A. this is the best way to become more closely acquainted with the school. A "Study of Character" by Germane and Germane is being discussed. Parents are also urged to attend the P. T. A. meetings, Notices are sent to the homes each time a meeting Is hold. The last meeting was held on Wednesday, November 10. The program consisted of a violin solo by Miss Marjorie Heid, accompanied by Miss Evelyn Campbell. An address, "How Shall We Educate for Character", was given by Guy Fox, assistant director of the Research Department of the Denver Public Schools. 8 Both Boys and Girls Are Eligible for Extemporaneous Contest. Preliminaries for the eighth annual Shafroth extemporaneous speaking contest will be held during the week beginning December 8. This contest is open to all students, both boys and girls. All five high schools take part: and one boy and one girl are chosen in the preliminaries to represent eacb high school. In the preliminaries, contestants are given a list of twenty subjects. They are allowed half an hour In which to prepare a three-minute speech. The finals come the first Friday after Christmas vacation. Each representative has a choice of three subjects and is given one hour in which to prepare a seven-minute talk on one of these. The speech must be given without notes. A prize will be awarded to one boy and one girl. There will be three subjects, one of national or international importance, one of local and one of school. East has been very successful in recent years in this contest. In 1928, Margaret Anderson and Charles Blout hotlr won first place for East. Calmar Reedy, William Landers and Margaret Reedy were winners in recent years. John Anderson and Eloise Griffin represented East last year. The committee for this contest consists of Miss Pauline C. Garrett, who will act as chairman, Miss Gladys Mc- Clean, Miss Louisa A. Ward and Miss Ellen K. Free. STATE YOUTH CONFERENCE TO CONVENE DECEMBER 5-7 The first annual Colorado Youth Conference for young people over 15 years of age and their leaders will be held December 5, 6 and 7 at the Temple of Youth, 300 Logan Street. This will be an assemblage of Christian young people gathered for. the purpose of, as is expressed in the theme of the conference, "Seeking, Finding and Sharing the Jesus Way of Life." Much of the conference time will be given over to round table discussions on pertinent questions. FOOTBALL DANCE TO BE ON DECEMBER 12 The "D" Club, East's oldest athletic organization, will give its annual dance for the football team in the boys' gymnasium on Friday, December 12, from 8 to 11. The dance is not restricted to members of the club and anyone may go. Bids will be one dollar. Tony Fer- raro and his six-piece orchestra will furnish the music. Stanley Blue and Bob Risley are in charge of the affair. They are planning to decorate the gym in the school colors, red and white. Members of the football team will be the honored guests at the dance. These are Eddie Nelson, Newell Mclntyre, Clair Bacon, Jay Gaskins, Charles Burnett, Kenneth Skaer, Clark Johnson, Clarence King, Ed Wagner, Charles Garnett, Dick Jones, Frank Ross and Bill Subry.
|Call Number||C379.7881 E13sp|
|Title||East High spotlight: vol 17 no 6|
|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.|
|Date||1930 November 26|
|Physical Description||4 p.|
East High School (Denver, Colo.)--Students--Writings.
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East High School (Denver, Colo.)
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|Reproduction Available for Purchase||Yes|
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