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December 21, 1952

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F Woodstock -- A Choral Concert,~ presented by the students of St. Mary's High School, assisted by the Alumni, Alumnae and mem- bers of the parish, pleased more than one thousand spectators in three performances, Dec. 6th, 7th and 8th. Originally scheduled for two evenings, the Concert was present- ed a third time because of over- flow crowds. It opened with the Junior Boys Glee Club singing their own arrangements of "Three Blind Mice"; "Old MacDonald Had A Farm"; and "Three Jolly Fishermen." To conclude their part of the program, the youngsters sang the favorite "Ciribiribin." Mel Gibbs, recently returned home from the Air Force, and an Alumnus of St. Mary's, sang three popular numbers. The Sen- ior Glee Club, with former mem- bers from the Alumni and Alum- nae, sang two favorites: "Smoke HOLT'S Arch Service Station CONOCO QUALITY PRODUCTS YOUR MILEAGE MERCHANT sang the ever popular "Wanting You," "Because," and "With A Song in My Heart." A little variety in the program: was provided by Arthur Indelicato and his accordion, playing "Deep Purple" and "Lady of Spain." The first half of the program was con- cluded when Mel Gibbs sang a med- ley of Irish tunes. In the setting of a huge shamrock, he also sang the popular "Danny Boy," drawing repeated encores from an apprecia- tive audience. Jimmy Berner, an Alumnus of St. Mary's, did an excellent job or narrating, explaining and com- menting on each number, and gen- erally keeping the guests amused with his witty and appropriate pre- sentations. The Senior Glee Club opened the second half with a vigorous rendi- tion of two favorites, "Kentucky Babe" and "Stout-Hearted Men." The next number was a duet by Mel and Gerry Gibbs, singing "Now Is The Hour" as they sold news- papers and magazines on the street- corner setting. Arthur Indelicato again drew tremendous applause playing on his accordion the stir- ring "Hora Staccato" and "Twelfth Street Rag." 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Lighting--Frank Mishler; Curtain She was en route to school with --Robert Craok; Spot Lighting-- her sister, Miss Ella Crook, also Jack Byers; Microphones--James a public school principal, when Carlisle; Stage Manager--Eugene she was stricken. The automobile Salzman; Revolving Stage--Danny Loveliest Night of The Year," fol-I OUR SUNDAY VISITOR 5& lowed by the present popular songI D~_t,~nh~r 21, 1952 The Observer Edition "Because You're Mine," again as-I ~_ ......... _~ ......... sisted by Peg O'Neil. | For the Finale, the Senior and~GiveB Last Rites As jumped the curbing and knocked down a bus-stop sign but the sis- ter applied the brakes before a more serious crash. Miss Crook had taught public schools for 23 years. She was a sister of the late Dr. Louis H. Crook, who was head of the aero- nautics department of the Catho- lic University of America. He, too, died of a heart attack here, November 19. She is survived by two other sisters and a cousin, Miss Catherine E. Crook, who is a principal of a public junior high school. Shehan and Frank Draffkorn; Props--Richard Stolzke; Sound Ef- fects--Ronald Perry; Wardrobe Mel and Gerry Gibbs; Makeup Teri Dirrenberger and Ellen Bur- meister; Publicity- Jack Byers; House Manager -- Harold Evans. Assisting Mel and Gerry Gibbs in the duet numbers were Diane Par- ker, Judy Turney, Ronal(] Perry and William Schuler. The(Sisters of St. Mary's Grade and High School helped in many ways to- ward the success of the Produc- tion; furniture was from the Dana- hue Furniture Company and Micro- phone and Equipment from Dacy Electric Company. Season's Greetings from EARL WALSH INSURANCE McHenry III. FRANK MERRIMAN WISHES YOU Greetings raulic Elgin III. For Retreading---Vulcanizing Tractor Tires A Specialty Any Size Handled Guaranteed Work W. T. Brechon, Sales Rep, E. T. Weber, Owner DIXON TIRE MART East River Rood DIXON, ILLINOIS MERRY CHRISTMAS GENOA, ILLINOIS JOHN J. 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