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PORT CURTIS ! SCHOOL BALL I
'' Tn the School of Arts li
h.:^ the Port Curtis Ro State School staged its fl: fancy dress ball.
Although the night was co the large attendance of ch dren in fancy costume, as w as parents and friends in bo hall and gallery, justified t promoters' contentions th the function would be a hu
The stage was artística] decorated with palms ai bowls of roses and gerber arranged against a colour! background trellis of bougai
Official guests at the b; included the deputy may (Aid A. K. McLeod) and M
¡McLeod; Mr F. W. Dani
head teacher, and Mrs Dani« Mr E. J. Pearce, Public Servi .Inspector, and Mrs Pearc
j Mr R. E. Pierce, chairman
¡the Parents and Citizens' A
jsociation, and Mrs Pierce; £ ¡N. C. Anderson, deputy chai 'man; Mr and Mrs H. O. Ba
¡ker; Mr and Mrs W. Frank
IMr and Mrs A. F. Tannoci
j and Dr Doris Skyring.
Mr A. B. Copeman, Region
! Director of Education, at
¡Mrs Copeman were una voit lably absent from the fun<
j After the children had a:
sembled in the hall for tl: (National Anthem, the depul ¡mayor, in officially opening tb ¡bau, spoke in glowing terms c the beautiful and varying ai 'ray of colour before him, cos
gratulated the committee o
j the success of their first ef
fort, and wished the childre: a very happy evening.
The grand march which fol lowed was supervised by Mis I G. J. Scheu, assisted by Misse
J. Tiegs, J. Bates, J. Pierce ani I. Harrison, and showed evi dence of careful training.
The judges, Dr Doris Sky ring and Mesdames W. Frank and A. F. Tannock, had quits a difficult yet interesting tast In selecting the prize winners
Mr N. C. Anderson, deputis- ing for Mr R. E. Pierce, chair- man of the Parents and Citi
jzens' Association, paid tribute
ito Mrs Daniel, who organisée the ball. He expressed appre- ciation of the large attendance and keen interest displayed and thanked everyone who had assisted the association ir malting their first ball a pro- nounced success. #
The head teacher spoke
j briefly of the benefit of organ-
ised social activities in all schools, particularly mixed schools, and, in wishing every- one present an enjoyable tims, thanked all parents, friends, business houses and others, in- dividually and collectively, whose cooperation and support had guaranteed a really bright evening for the children. In the absence of Mr Copeman, Mr E. J. Pearce presented the prizes and congratulated the winners, after which boxes of chocolates were presented to the judges by Dell Daniel, Ruth Pierce and Norma Harri- son' and beautiful bouquets of gladioli tb Mrs Daniel, Mrs McLeod" and Mrs E. J. Pearce.
, The committee responsible for the well-planned arrange- ments included Mesdames Danfei, W. Pierce, R. E. Pierce. Kenny, Bates, Lloyd, Harker and Jones, Miss Scheu and Messrs Daniel, W. Pierce, R. E. Pierce, Kenny, Bates, Ander- son, Ruff, Christensen and Lloyd.
Stage furnishings were gen- erously loaned by ? Messrs Tucker and Tucker, palms by Mr H. G. Simmons of the Bo- tanic Gardens, music was sup- plied by Roy Diplock's orchest tra, and Kr W. Franks was the
Children in fancy costume included:
Best dressed senior girl 'Mavis Bates (Canada). Joan ¡McLeod (Japanese Lady < (Whow-How). Estelle Harker
(Usherette). Gloria HatKej (Gipsy Girl). Jean Thurston (Peasant Girl). Gwen Lisle (Japanese Girl», Joyce Roar« (Hungarian Girl).
Best dressed senior boy-Noel Ewings (Indian). Richart Pierce (Stockman). Gilberl Weeding (Sailor). Graham Sue (Prince). Allan Biles (Santa Claus). Kevin Weeding (Chinaman), Robert Bauman (Pirate). Alan Pierce (Nigger Minstrel). David Curry (Foot- baller), Reid Bauman (Prince
Best dressed senior couple
Mary Pierce and John Pierce
(Yale Blues), Shirley and Irene Melaney (Irish Colleens).'
I Best dressed junior girl Lilian Pierce (Victorian Lady), Norma Harrison (Good Luck), Ruth Pierce (Little Bo-Peep), June Ingham. (Christmas Tree), Fay Ruff (Golden Cas- ket), Dorothy Pierce (The Queen of Hearts), Mary Harri- son. (Fairy). Mavis Llovd (Lav- ender. Lady). Janice Rothery (Fairy Queen), Dellroy Jones (Flower Girl), Jean Hume (Canada), Sandra Christensen (Flower Girl), Lorraine Knowles (Country Peasant Girl), Gwen Lloyd (Shepherd- ess), Eunice Harker (Pretty as
Best dressed Junior boy Lawson Anderson (Y's and Otherwise), Raymond Melaney; (Drummer Boy), Lorne Bau- man (Page Boy), Rodney Dan-;
iel (Dutch Boy), Gordon. Sue I (Leap Year), Albert Harker (Cowboy), Phillip Adams
(Chocolate Vendor). j
.Best dressed junior cou|)le
Shirley and Victor DelandÄes
(Indians). Dell Daniel and Noell Pierce (Early Victorian Cou- ple), Patricia and Jim Schabe (Bride and Groom), Mavis and Jeanette Brown (Blue Birds of Happiness), Dorothy and Violet Hoare (Wrigleys). >.
Most original costume (boy or girl)-Lorraine Sue .^Safety First), Bill Barnard (No More, Strikes), Margaret Tonkin
(Slice of Watermelon), Maur-j
een Huff (Vi-Lactogen), Wil- son Weeding (Bottle of Milk),' George Bates (Big Business). ; Most humorous costume, (boyi or girl)-Ray Tiegs (Rooster) J Fred Brown (Hobo), Bernard1
Schabe (Why Did I Kiss That' Girl), George -Benson (Bag- man), Venoy Jones (Golliwog),1 Richard Bloxson (Black Boy), j
There were .also many visit-
ing children from other schools! in fancy dress, all helping toi make the display brighter andi the evening a jollier one fori
PRIZE WINNERS j
The prize winners were:1 Senior girl, Japanese lady (Gwen Lisle); senior boy, Cow- boy (Richard Pierce); senior couple, Yale Blues (Mary Pierce and John Pierce) ; junior girl, Christmas Trae (June Ingham); junior boy, Drum- mer Boy (Raymond Melaney); junior couple, Early Victorian Couple (Dell Daniel and Noel Pierce); most original costume,
Slice of Watermelon (Margaret! Tonkin); most humorous cos-j
tume, Why did I Kiss that: Girl? (Bernard Schabe); girl; under five, Madame Pompa-j dour (Nola Kenny) ; boy under J five, Bunny (K. Nelson); visit-; ing girl, Easter Paràde (Maur-j een Jorgensen); visiting boy.j Soldier (Eric Saddler); visiting! couple, Spot Mates (Maureen; Hogan, Ken McBride)..
The judges presented special; prizes to: No More Strikes (W. I Barnard): The Indians (Shir-! ley and Victor De Landelles);i Sweet Lavender (Mavis.Lloyd).'
Dancing for adults continued
from 10 o'clock till midnight,! when a tired but happy j
gathering went off -homewards, i