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   Swarthmore Swarthmorean (Newspaper) - May 30, 1952, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania                                Best Wishes To the Class Of 1952 THE SWARTHMOREA1SI Best Wishes To The Class Of 1952 VOLUME 22 MAY 1952 PER YEAR High School Will Graduate 73 Tuesday In Commencement at Clothier Memorial Members of the High School Class of 1952 will be graduated at the traditional Commencement to be held at 8 oclock on Tuesday June at Clothier Mem Carroll of the of School will present the diplomas to the 73 members of the class who will be individually recommended for graduation by High School faculty through Robert High School Following the Processional of members of the graduating class and platform the departing Seniors will recite in chorus the eighth and twentyfourth Samuel Lewis will present The Diana Tucker Will ac company A boys quartette made up of Paul Clement Robert Terry and Kenneth Wright wiU sing The Halls of Ivy by Two graduating Seniors will present original papers Has Science Any Limitations by David and Growing Pains by Charles Mary vocalist and John Pearson and Louise will present God My Shepherd Walks Beside Barbara Shipherd will provide the piano accompani The Commencement will close with the singing of the Alma after which the new grad uates will march out of Clothier to the lawn where they will re ceive their parents and Supervising Principal Frank Morey will be master of cere Faculty Awards for 1952 The Awards announced by the Faculty are as follows The Phi Beta Kappa Association Book the Readers Digest Award to Valedictorian and the Bausch and Lomb Award in Phy sical Science to James THe Business Mens Association award in Hermine Meyer Memorial Award in Ger man and Blackfriars Award in Dramatics to David The Community Award in Big logical Science and the Albert Memorial Day Service At 10 Tomorrow Spaeth Memorial Award in Sci ence to John Swarthmore Library Associa tion Award in English and the Swarthmdrean Award in Journa lism to The Donald Rutherford Me morial Award in Track and the Babe Ruth Foundation Award for Sportsmanship to Lynn John Kline Memorial Award in Music and the American Legion Award in Citizenship to Barbara National Honor Society for John Davis Rotary Club Award in Rodger Gil mour Womans Club Award in Mary Lou Davis Memorial Award in Social Clem Malin Award in Contem porary Robert Robin son Award for Excellence in Home Jean Charles Mitchell Memorial Award Award in in Diane Secretarial Tucker Janice Babe Ruth Founda tion Award for Christine Scholarship Awards Scholarship most of which have been previously an are as follows Home and School Association Cath Whittemore Will be Featured Speaker Memorial Day Services will be held May at the Memorial corner of Park and Dartmouth Exercises beginning at 10 with the of the National Anthem by the High School Band will be followed with the opening prayer by Chaplain Joseph Speaker of the Lawrence Rector of Trinity will be introduced by Howard Hop secretary of the Ainsworth American Legion which takes charge of the tradi tional Herbert Bassett will read names of the honored dead as Boy Scouts place the After the placing of the wreath by the Le gion the Firing Squad will give a followed by Taps and Echo by the The first part of the exercise will close with the Benediction and the playing of America the Beauti will march to Fire Engine Rides The Swarthmore Fire Company has again offered to give fire en gine rides after the Memorial Day Young and old are welcome to The line will be formed at 12 oclock on the Park avenue side walk in front of the old Borough Hall as posted signs will in Girl Cub and Boy Scout leaders will be on hand to see that everyone has a with the youngest receiving the first Tickets will be given to Af ter the jaunts the Fire Company will present each rider with a Dixie arine Wisdom Choral Concert Christine Ford Class of 1952 George Dunn Bac calaureate Elizabeth Ida Hubb ar d Lewis Bonsall Barbara Shipherd and Julianne The bases of these awards are scholastic ability to profit by a college edu breadth of social and financial The Scholarship con sisting of parents and made selections from the members of the graduating class who filed formal The president of the graduating class is Kenneth Wright vice Richard Claire McCormack Hendrixson John James Irwin has served as Senior Class assisted by Hannah and Mary Arm Eastlawn Cemetery where services will be continued with the placing of flags on the graves of veterans and the Legions presentation of their Memorial Bishops prayer will precede the final taps and Par aders reform the return March to Borough Order of March both to and from the cemetery is as follows Legion Firing High School Legion Mem other Legion Aux Girl Boy Cub Red Fire The route to the cemetery will be straight down Park The route back will be up Park to Harvard left on Harvard to Rutgers right on Rut gers to Chester right again on Chester to Park down Park to Borough Seniors to Hear Davis Sunday a t Baccalaureate Service in Presbyterian Church at i oclock George professor at Crozer will address the High School graduates at the annual Baccalaureate service to be held at the Swarthmore Pres byterian Church at 5 Sun June His message is en titled The Next Everett represent ing the Society of will read the Roy Keiser of the Methodist Church will lead the Responsive School Board Reviews Possible5253 Budget Tax Rate To Be Officially Set By June 7th The School Board reviewed in complete detail what could pos sibly be the final budget for 1952 53 Tuesday The estimated total income of includes yield from the head Total expenses including debt service and capital outlay come to Provision is made for an additional of which would take care of any new land purchase and the remainder covering projects now in progress such as the tworoom increase to the Upon advice of the solicitor the tax rate should be officially set and the budget adopted on Satur June Sidney ap peared before the Board to rep resent owners of land on Rutgers avenue at Westdale about which the Board had made Johnson stated that the F Cham Jones and had purchased the property several years ago and are developing in fact one of the lots involved under consideration had been ready for settlement when the Board expressed interest in 2 Girl Scouts Receive Womans Club Award Shirley daughter of and Samuel Carpen Ogden and Susan daughter of Eliza beth Dogwood were chosen to share the Agnes Zimmer Campership Award which was presented tothem at the an nual Brownie Flyup and Girl Scout Court of Awards last Thurs day evening in the High School The award was given by Oliver Neigh borhood on behalf of the Swarthmore Womans the campership is presented an nually to the Girl Scout who has shown exceptional growth toward Scouting Over 100 Brownies and Girl Scouts filed into the auditorium while Palmer Skoglund play ed the The flag cere mony which followed included the Pledge of the singing of the Girl Scout the Brownie and the Retiring of Two Brownie troops receivee their Wings and were presentee to the Girl Scout leaders whom they will begin their Gir Continued on Page 8 Ask for Flowers The first 1952 collection of Flowers for the Flowerless will be taken into the Philadelphia General Hospital on Thursday June 5 from Swarth Flowers may be left at the Womans Club on Wednesday aft ernoon in containers which will be on the porch for that For the balance of the summer this pattern will be Flowers will be left at the club on Wednesday afternoons and ar ranged for transportation to the hospital on Thursday This much appreciated service is arranged by the Garden Depart ment of the Womans Club with Mark Bittle in charge for the Churches in the Borough coop erate faithfully in the undertak The Methodist Church has agreed to start the season by being responsible for the month of John Pitman is gathering her committee and asks the con tribution of Borough blooms from all who can spare Flowers for the Flowerless is an easy and direct wayof sharing the beauty of Swarthmores It has direct appeal also for all whose hospital hops have been brightened and in may gladden others who would otherwise go Films to be Presented For Town Viewing The community is inyited to a showing of Preface to A Life and Angry Boy in the high school auditorium at 8 oclock next Wednesday June Depicting problems of their relationships with and ways in which their emotional needs are fulfilled or defeated these two State Welfare Depart ment sound films were chosen from a group of mental health movies shown to Swarthmore High School human relations and home nursing are sponsored by the Third Grade Mothers Group of the College Avenue School which hopes all baby fact everybody who has association with and interest in will avail themselves of this op portunity to see the Time for discussion of the films and their contents will be given with Elementary Supervisor Mildred Kidd in Edith of the school staff will answer questions regard ing these and other films available on various problems of children and young The Pastoral Prayer will be offer ed by the Reverend Lawrence of the Episcopal Lewis Bundick of the wiU give the Call to while the Rever end John Stettner of the Presbyterian Church will pro nounce the A selected choir from the High School under the direc tion of Elva will sing the O Wisdom by Noble and will join the assembled Seniors and their parents in sing ing Be Thou My The graduating Seniors and the choir Will enter singing Joyful We Adore Thee and will march out singing the Recesional Hymn Glorious Things of Thee Are Organist Benjamin Kneedler will give a brief recital as a pre lude to the service beginning at His numbers will in clude Arioso by Handel Fan tasie in E Minor by Merkel Joy of Mans Desiring by Bach and Finlandia by Sibel Three hundred and ten feet fronting on Rutgers avenue north from adjacent to the present school property with vary ing depths are being All plans involve closing West dale avenue as extended if the Borough Two appraisals by Stanley Hibberd and Leon ard Paret were the basis for prices ranging from to for a small part of choice front land or larger acreage in cluding a wooded sec Johnson proposed that final figures should have the ap proval of a courtappointed jury of John Spencer was appointed chairman of the salary The Board interviewed candi dates for high school principal and went into executive session to discuss teachers Following the service a recep tion will be held in McCahan Hall for the Seniors and their par ents and especially invited Bandorchestra Meets Thursday at The Swarthmore High School Band and Orchestra Association will meet at the school tonight at 7 oclock for its annual party and business President Wetlaufer It has been suggested that the group could function more effi ciently by separating into two as If it is the of two thirds of those members present that this be done it is hoped that the two groups can meet separate ly after the party and elect officers for the corning Rose Valley Chorus To Present The Rose Valley Chorus will offer another hilarious Gilbert and Sullivan during the next two weeks at the Players Club of Chosen because of its pokes at lawmakers and politicians con sidered appropriate for a presi dential convention year the opera promises delightful enter tainment as presented by the 43 yearoldcounty musical organiza Womans Club Board The Executive Board of the Performances will begin on Womans Club will hold its final meeting of the year on June at in the lounge of the June and continue on June and The following Wednes June the opera will open again and play nightly for the re mainder of the Included in the cast are Purdue Sally Anne Bunny Donald Barbara George Fred Echelmeyer and Helen of whom have appeared in Players Club performances Other favorites are Harry Myra Joe Ruth Crist with of the indispensable chor Us Reservations may be made with Ruth   

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