i No. 6 B. Y. U. Social Events ASSEMBLY PROGRAM Band Gains News Intruments Calendar Assembly was presented today by the Senior class. Its theme, Blackouts of 48, was a new one and worked in its variety numbers in the form of a floor show. Future assemblies are as follows: January 23, there will be a junior high assembly, directed by the 8th grade with the help of Mr. Sorenson. It will be a variety assembly. The officers of the 8th grade who will be in charge are: President, Reed Miller; Mary Katherine and Secretary, Margaret Hayward. There will also be a senior high assembly. January 1& 8th grade party, of the traveling assemblies, The Mississippians. They are a negro quartet and are claimed as one of the best of their kind. They have traveled widely over the states and have found acclaim everywhere they have gont,. Our assemblies this year have been a great deal improved and those coming up promise to be as successful. Vice-Preside- Col-lar- nt, d, 16 January Tth grade party, January 17 Senior Hop (250-or Joseph Smith Building) Notre Maison February 7 Sweetheart Ball, Joseph Smith 250-- The Sophomore Ball is postponed to a date when the Jo- seph Smith Building is available. The skating party of the school will be held as soon as the weather permits. CLUBLICITY By Yolonda Fauvines couple. No corsages. Olsen. This round table will discuss problems which are facing students at B. Y. High' school and will be of interest to the parents. This group of students was chosen because they represent fairly well new and old student groups. New Costume Department To Be Introduced According to George L. Lewis, high school speech director, Brigham Young High dramatic facilities have been extended enough that a costume department is now under way. Previously, when costumes for an assembly or a play have been needed it has been necessary to borrow them from the college or to hire them from the Salt Lake Costume house. This has proved very expensive, especially for assemblies. ' With the new costume department comes the plea to everyone to bring all old clothes tha aro no longer usable to the familj . Many things can be made from old skirts, hats, blouses, etc., hat will add to our plays. Any of the following items will be welcome mens and womens coats, suits, dresses (especially old style and gingham ),skirts,hats, military uniforms. Any costumes that have been used, but are no longer of yalue to you, will add much to the department, and will be greatly appreciated. Please help out with the new addition to the dramatic department, and bring your old clothes to school. Dick Boyle, John Howard, Mr. Lewis, Billy Demos, or Janie Spears will take them and put them where they can do the most good. The Brigham Young University high school was fortunate this year in that Farrel Madsen joined th faculty. He has been organizing an instrumental musical program that has never been equaled at B. Y. High. Previously, Mr. Madsen taught for three years at Provo High Before that he had experience teaching in Dixon Jr. High, and the Provo City grade schools. Before coming to Provo he taught at Ephraim and Fairview Jr. High A. semi-form- T. Department Building. March 8 Junior Prom. March 19 Junior High Easter .... It has ben announced by Mr. Tuttle that a student round table A. will be presented to a P.-meeting in the second week in February. The students that will participate are: Joy Eckly, Bob Hales, Maralyp Ballif, Forrest Allred, Barbara Romney, and Benny Made to Y Music A All of the girls are looking forward to tonight and the first league garnet For the first time this season, the girls will come out in their new uniforms for the first march of the season. This game is with Lincoln at Lincoln. 250-- A was the place, 9:00 p. m. was the time, and the Fauvine members dance was the event. Fauvines March Decorated as a spider and the fly,11 a huge black web, spreading across half the room added Tonight atmosphere. Everything was fun, Starting along with the basketexcept that there just weren t all ball season, the Fauvines will of the people there that should represent B. Y. High at Lincoln have been where were ya? tonight. and Notre Maison With new uniforms, yells Bal-lif al Sweetheart marches, President Maralyn Our is planning for a successful Ball scheduled for February year for the club. 8th, in the Smith Ballroom. PrepThe FauvineSj meaning Wild- arations are now under way to cats in French, are a service unit, guarantee this dance to b one of the seasons finest social acting as a pep promoter for the in events. At a school. They also participa meeting held Monfunctions for the city and so forth. day, January 12, the Queen and her two attendants were chosen secret ballot. No one will know by Student Discussion who they are until the assembly in honor of the occasion. All high Planned for school girls will be invited. Tickwill go on sale at $1.25 per ets P.-- T. A. Meeting Seven New Additions 250-- A. Party, Volume High School, Provo, Utah, Friday, January 16, 1948 Lettermen Heres wishing luck to you fellows in the game against Lincoln. Hope you win this one, and go right on winning, until you have reached the top. Well all be there to cheer you on the way to a victory for our high school. Schools. Mr. Madsen Left to right Mary Katherine Collard, French horns; Jae Ballif, base horn; Nina Flo Law', base drum; Norman Christiansen, base horn; Don McKintosh, French horn; Kent Broadhead, drum. Olson Xmas Christensen Captain Story Purchased Harold Christensen has been elected captain of the Wildcat basketball squad for the season 47 and 48. Harold is a junior letterman this year playing in the pivot position and at the guard post on the regular squad. Lettering in four sports as a sophomore Chris is one of the best allround athletes to attend the high school. Carrying the responsibility of captain are fitting since he is the tallest man on the squad and one of the most energetic players of the team. Harold was elected in a short meeting held after a practice scrimmage against some of the high school alumni. At the finish of the meeting Christensen was put in by secret ballot by the team mates. Janice Olson, winner of the YLd Cat Christmas Story contest of 47, was recently contacted by Doyle L. Green, assistant manager of the Improvement Era, and asked for permission to use her story. A few changes will be made in the story, with the help of an Era staff member, and will be printed in the 48 December issue. Regular rates will be paid Janice for her story. Yearbood Deadline February 13th. It has been announced by Lois Burch, yearbook editor, that the deadline for yearbook sales will February 13. Extra copies will not be for sale after that date and students must order theirs now if they expect to purchase one. The yearbook this year is an interesting collection of pictures of all subjects. Students are urged to give pictures to the yearbook staff which havent been seen, and they will be put in the book. All pictures will be appreciated. The covers this year are to be a surprise, but it was confided by Editor Lois Burch that they are to be unusually nice. With the effort that has ben put into the book, it promises tu be one of the fine features of the be graduated from Brigham Young University and has since attended school at Wyoming, Northwestern, and Stanford Universities. He is now working on his doctors degree. When Mr. Madsen came in the fall he urged all those interested in music to join the band. A large number did so and were organized into two groups; band 1 and band 2. The administration backed him in his desire to have a good band and money was made available for instruments, pictured. Band 1 meets at 7:45 and is almost ready for public appearance. It would play at the game tonight were it not that the base player is on the team. The substitute is not quite ready. However, the band will play at games later in the season. The band will be ready to give a concert for the students April 22. Thjs will be something everyone connected with B. Y. High can be proud of. Soon after a public concert will be presented. Mr. Madsen expects to enter the band in the region 3 Music festival. Mr. Madsen is so optimistic as to say Next year we ought to have one of the best bands in the state. , EDITORIALS HERES OUR COMPLAINT Debate All teams are working hard and have high hopes toward region and state competition. Practice debates are being held regularly among the B. Y. teams and many are scheduled with other schools in the vicinity. Six teams will meet Hebers Wasatch Tuesday. Thespians The Annual Thespian Ball, held January 1 in the Joseph Smith Ballroom, was an event to remember. Other Thespian ciubs were invited, while B. Y. Thesyear. pians played host. In assembly last wek the disturbance became so great that it was necessary for Mr. McCalister to ask for order. If this situation is not enough to make you blush with shame, then I sit in wonder of just what would. It seems almost a marvel that we, students ranging from 12 to 18 years of age, could not, for one hour, be courteous to those people who have come as our guests. I call to mind a school where just such a condition arose. I must admit, however, that the faculty treated the problem differently than we have it. They took from the school all assemblies for six months. Are we going to keep on asking for this treatment? You down there in the audience act as though assemblies were for the enjoyment of those who are putting them on. Well, think again, because sitting up until the wee hours of the morning writing a script, or rehearsing one is no picnic. Especially when your efforts are greeted by a hall full of ungrateful children. Perhaps if you are indignate with me for this article it is because you are on the guilty side. Most of us are, if not, my appol-ogie- s. But if this article seems to sting a little, what say you try being a high school student in assemblies, instead of a child. PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH MARCH OF DIMES opinion, has done the most for high school. This month our choice for The Personality of the Month is Billy Demos. A junior this year, Billy is always willing to work on any school project whether it be a float, a class party, or a dance. He was the hardest worker on both the Homecoming and Christmas floats of B. Y. High. Without his help neither would have been completed, and as far as reliability goes, Billy is reliability itself. On almost every event on the social calendar, Billy has been one of the hardest workers. Always full of ideas. His help in putting up decorations for dances has been invaluable. But working on school projects isnt his only service to the school. His loyal support of all athletic functions is an example for the rest of the student body to folBilly Demos low. Always looking for new ways With this issue we begin a new to promoteY school spirit, and better the Billy Demos column. Each month we shall stands as thisHigh, months choice of choose the person who, in our Personality of the Mdnth. B. Y. Polio, Infantile Paralysis, what matter the name? It strikes young and old, rich and poor, good and bad. Have you known or seen a child whose limbs have been twisted by this terrible illness? Perhaps you are one of the fortunate ones who have been bypassed by its storm. Nevertheless, it must be conquered, and adjustments made by victims of polio so they will be able to lead a norma! life. Help is greatly needed by these people and by institutions who fight this dread disease. We must help to make possible a real future for these maimed children. is in charge of the drive at B.Y. high this year, and only one thin dime will do so much to help. Lets really get behind them and help someone who can do no more to help themselves. Someone who can only hope that someone will help them. WHATS YOUR COMPLAINT ? ? ? How many times have our halls echoed with the old familiar refrain. What our assemblies need are new faces? Each of us have yiped about it repeatedly, so now wed like to take you with us to reality. You want new faces on assemblies? Well, how many faces of B. Y. students have already appeared? Do you recall the Fauvine assembly? Half of the club was on that one, and the sophomores so arranged their assembly that each one in the class took a part. On both Christmas assemblies there were numerous people who participated. All of the chorus in one, over one hundred in the En- glish assembly. We ask you now, what new faces are there to put on assemblies? If you want to be on one, or know of someone who has talent, its your fault, because you should have turned their names into the student officers long ago.