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Long Live Our Queens!

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VOL. 51 - No. 2   DE SABLE HIGH SCHOOL, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS    DECEMBER 1961

To Reign Over Military Ball

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Miss Yolanda Brown will reign as Queen of the Du Sable R.O.T.C. Military Ball on December 1 at the Parkway Ballroom.  Miss Brown was selected from a group of twenty-six contestant.
Yolanda is a quiet, studious, serious young lady.  She is a senior; a member of the Pollard division: and she has participated in many activities such as G.A.A., R.O.T.C. sponsor, Social Center staff.  Teacher's Assistant, and as hall guard. Thus far, Yolanda has maintained a "G" average.
The queen's court will be represented by Marilyn Higginbotham, Maid of Honor; Beverly Glenn, Bernadine Jackson, Marcia Williams, Doretha Holiday, Rosemary Daniels, and Edna Smith, Ladies-in-Waiting.
Hostesses will be Beatrice Sledge, Beverly Smith, Antoinette Chatman, Sharlene Howard, Shirley Smith, Gloria Shaw, Claudia Spooner, and Camille West.  The following young ladies will be hostesses, but they will not be in the sabre line; they will perform other duties.  They are Wilhelmina Brown, Marilyn Holmes, Maple Hardy, and Idaylia Jones.
Anyone who is not present at this "fantabulous" affair will miss a festivity of which there is non "whicher."
Rosemary Daniels

Du Sable's Showstoppers Entertain Elementary Student in Matinee

A matinee performance of the Hi-Jinks was presented at one o'clock on Tuesday afternoon for the benefit of the students from the elementary schools in the district.  Under the title "Kicks at Du Sable," many new and talented young people joined the best of Du Sable's real show-stoppers to swing and sway the Du Sable way.
The students had a chance to see our varsity basketball sport's skit.  Melvin Collins and his hot spoons thrilled the "youngsters."  The dancers, Betty and June Carter, Sandra Turner, Elaine Johnson, Annie Poole, Pamela Berry and Caroline Joyner, the "Modernists," and Ann Ivory and her Curvettes brought almost deafening applause from our younger population.
They enjoyed the music rendered by Jerrol Pope, Alice Smith, Lenore Foster, Richard Gatheren, Ludella Mix, the choir, and the girls' chorus.
The guests were surprised to discover that such a small girl as Lenore Collins could be in high school.
From the way the young guests responded and from comments made, it is evident that they liked "Kicks."  No Du Sable students were admitted to see this show for the mere price of 35 cents asked of the guests.  We must wait for the evening performance and pay $1.25, which we mind not at all because we know the uses made of school funds.  Moreover, we expect a great show.
Watch this paper for a full report on the evening performance.

Music Department Gives Appreciation Program

The Music Department of Du Sable High School gave the faculty and student body a very rare and highly appreciated treat on Wednesday, November 1, in the auditorium.  This treat was a program designed to help us understand and appreciate what we hear in music, both instrumental and vocal, and to arouse in the student body a desire to listen to fine music.
The Band, under the direction of Captain Walter Dyett, performed admirably.  Among the selections played by them were "Tarantella" and "Misfits", the score from the movie by the same name, and the overture from Italan in Algiers in which the Band played eight themes, and finally the whole overture.
The Girls' Chorus, compose of forty-eight girls, sang A Cappella and to the accompaniment of Mrs. Waters, while Miss Patricia Pates performed the superb directing.  They sang such numbers as "Catch a Falling Star," and some songs appropriate for church music.  Stephanie Hellens beautifully gave a soprano rendition of "Summertime" from George Gershwin's opera, Progy and Bess.
Students who explained the meanings of certain terms and kinds of music were Yvonne Cooper and Lisbeth Gant.  Mildred Fulton accompanied the girls in "Catch a Falling Star."
From the thunder of applause, it was evident that the audience enjoyed this educational and entertaining program.

Alumnus Excels

Hester Johnson, a June graduate, has completed the Court Reporting Courses offered at the Chicago College of Commerce. This is a two year business college term and it usually takes a minimum of two years to complete this course, but Hester completed the course in one year, graduating in September, 1961, at the head of her class.  She achieved superior grades in all her subjects.
While at Du Sable, Miss Johnson not only took the required subjects, but she also studied French, Chemistry, and was a member of the band.  She states that her course in Office Practice and vocational guidance under Mrs. Lane inspired her to prepare for a career in the business world.

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Miss Johnson

Hester takes dictation at 225 words a minute and is presently employed with Kempfer and Peppey, a court reporting firm which specializes in reporting federal administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Interstate Commerce Commission, the United States Tax Court, the Department of Agriculture, the Civil Aeronautics Board, and the Atomic Energy Commission.  She is also attending evening school to achieve a speed of 250 words per minute, for which the school awards a diamond pin.
Hester urges all students at Du Sable to set a goal and keep working toward it, realizing that worth-while goals are not easy to attain, but persistence will bring its own rewards.

Du Sable Senior Guest of Executive Club of Chicago

Lonnie Salter, a graduating senior of the Ingersol Division, was chosen from Du Sable to represent us at the luncheon of the Executives' Club of Chicago held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Sherman in September.
The guest speaker was the newly-elected chancellor of the University of Chicago, Dr. George Wells Beadle, distinguished educator and scientist.  In December of 1958, Dr. Beadle was awarded the Nobel Prize for research in medicine for discovering how genes transmit hereditary characteristics.  Dr. Beadle's topic was "Genes and People."
The Executives' Club gives its members the opportunity of hearing eminent speakers from widely varied fields of endeavor discuss the leading controversial issues before the world today. "This singleness of purpose over many years has build for the club a reputation as the foremost forum in the country."
Each Friday, one boy is selected from eight high schools in the Chicago area to attend the luncheon meeting as the guest of the club.  The students from various high
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Tribune Hosts Editors

The editor of the Du Sable Dial attended the Chicago Tribune Seminar for Editors of High School Newspapers held at McCormick Place in October.  This seminar was sponsored by Mr. Paul Hubbard.  The representatives from Du Sable were Margaret Days, editor-in-chief, and Margo Washington, managing editor of the school's newspaper.
The purpose of the seminar was to show the various school editors how a professional newspaper is run.  It also gave the editors a chance to exchange ideas, an opportunity which was greatly appreciated, inasmuch as the students seldom if ever have an opportunity to converse.  Notes on Methods of improving high-school publications were discussed.
In order to get the most from the meeting, we prepared questions which were of primary importance to us, and these were answered for us.
The special workshop attended by our editors was "Sports," conducted by Mr. Dick Dozer, sports writer for the Chicago Tribute.  We also attended the workshop on "The Feature Room" conducted by Marion Pucelli and Clay Gowran.  Mr. Denis Quinlann, assistant editor, headed "The Reporting Room."
The last room visited was the "Copyreading and Make-up" room, conducted by Mr. Denis Murray, copyreading editor, and Mr. Jim Hallman, make-up editor.
We spent the entire day at McCormick Place, and enjoyed the information, the conviviality, and the most "scrumptious" luncheon!
Margaret Days, Editor

Homecoming Queen
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"One, two, three, four!  Who are you going to rah for? Du Sable, that's who!"  Everybody got into the cheering mood as we witnessed our first presentation of a Homecoming Queen.
The stadium was strikingly decorated with red, white, and black decorations.  Amid all this colorful display sat the queen, Barbara Cunningham, and the ladies of her royal court, Irene Givens, Donna Coleman, Beatrice Sledge, and Janet Gibson.  They watched the spectacular games against South Shore from their special seats on the 50-yard line.  About these young ladies sat all the other participants in the homecoming affair.
During halftime, the queen was escorted onto the field by our principal, Dr. A. J. Brinkman, and followed by her court who were escorted by four R.O.T.C. officers, Reed Peoples, Jerrol Pope, John Marshall, and Edward Gardner.  On the field, the queen was crowned by Dr. Brinkman, who then placed the long, flowing royal robe of red velvet trimmed with white "ermin" fur on her shoulders.  (See picture on page 5).
We agree, and at the same time disagree with the bard, James Thomson who, in his poem Autumn, states that "loveliness needs not the foreign aide of ornament, but is, when unadorned, adorned the most."  Barbara was beautiful-both adorned and unadorned-with and without her royal robes and crown.
The exquisitely dressed social center staff members formed an arch with their canes thru which our regal maid led her court.  The queen was saluted by the Majorettes, Marilyn Holmes, Stella Davis, Jackie Miles, and Evelyn Williams.  Immediately behid [[behind]] the majorettes, who led the procession around the field, were four R.O.T.C. sponsors, Rosemary Daniels,

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