Vol. 2 - August - No. 38Spizerinctum Club
A newly organized (at the time) club of fourteen students made its debut at White Bear High School in the fall of 1929. In addition to fourteen charter members, two others, Charles Myers and Annamae Martin, were elected to membership later in the year. Most are pictured in the photo below from the 1930 Matoskan, the yearbook of White Bear High School, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Third Row - Herbert Haskell, John MacDougal, Louis Brown, Wallace BloomSpizerinctum, a word originated by Billy Sunday, meaning Pep, seemed to be suggestive of what the club stood for, and for that reason it was chosen as its name. Members of the club were commonly known as "Spizzies".
On November 27, 1929 the club gave a program and dance in the gymnasium, and on December 20, of the same year, they issued the Christmas number of the Cub. The Spizzies' first party of the year, given at Jim Healy's home, was something not easily forgotten. "Spizzy Fizz," a musical revue under the direction of Mizz Ziebarth, radiated the sort of spirit that is characteristic of the Spizerinctum Club. At different times during the year each member was called upon to assist in some worthwhile enterprise. Participation in these activities was enjoyed thoroughly by all its members.
The first year of the club's log revealed a very successful beginning of an organization that aimed to be of vital benefit to all phases of White Bear High School life.