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Lake County Past: Drama Club being formed at Two Harbors High School

Lake County Past, from the Lake County News-Chronicle archives

Nov. 26, 1918

Is optimistic on trade conditions

Carl Friedman, manager of the Two Harbors Mercantile big store, returned last week form a buying expedition to Milwaukee and Chicago, stopping on his return trip at the Twin Cities.

Mr. Friedman reports that the feeling over the victorious ending of the great war is very cheerful; that all the jobbers and manufacturers are more than optimistic.

He found that there was no place in this country for the fellow that thought that because the war was over that business would stop, that factories would shut down, that there would be a great slump in prices, as such was not the case.

He finds that prices on many articles have increase materially since the signing of the armistice as the governments will require much goods for the rebuilding of the devastated countries, such as Belgium and France.

Nov. 25, 1993

Drama Club being formed at Two Harbors High School

"The play's the thing," Shakespeare said, and for some people, that's as much of the sentence as they need. For them, theater is the thing that entices, challenges, intrigues and calls forth talents that might otherwise lie dormant.

For one newly organized group of Two Harbors High School students, the play is something they'll attack with gusto as soon as they get the final stamp of approval to be an official, school-sanctioned drama club.

They're pretty sure they'll get it. Already, superintendent Lyle Northey has promised them $300 seed money to get things going, which they will repay with profits from their first performance.

It was an enthusiastic, gutsy group of students who met at the library last week to talk about his passion of theris for the smell of greasepaint, the roar of the crowd.

The core group of 10 have all been involved in theater in some form, mostly through the Prairie Fire Children's Theater, which hits town at least once a year. Some of them had just finished a play and the found the teatris booth at the school's career day a few weeks ago.

"We went to Mr. Moe (principal Dwight) and asked him if we could start a drama club," Celia Barthman said. "He said he thought it was a good idea, but he didn't think we'd get any support from other students or adults and would have no funds."

As with most teenagers, "no" was the word they needed to hear. They immediately passed around an informal sign-up sheet to see just what kind of interest there might be. Seventy kids signed their names.