Abilene High School - Flashlight Yearbook (Abilene, TX)
- Class of 1924
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WILI. HIZCXLI. PLICVXSANT REMINIS-
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To MR. R. D. GREEN, oUR SUPERINTENDENT, Whose frank-
ness and democratic leadership have won our respectg
whose unselhsh devotion to the best interests of the school
has won our loyaltyg whose sincere friendship for each
student has won our love, this page is respectfully decli'
As a token of our appreciation, we dedicate this page
of the 1924 FLASHLICHT to MR. L. E. DUDLEY, our Princi-
pal, to whose example as a teacher, a gentleman, and a
friend of the student, we pay tribute.
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Alas! our school days will soon soon he rfer:
We shall tread these halls
No more shall we altend a class,
1For we already have attended oar las! I.
No more shall are enjoy the chapel hour
Or the songs we have sang o'er and o'er.
Nor shall we rush from school at noon,
And hasten back perhaps too soon,
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Or complain to Mrs. Bradley that we are ill?
Hut Ah! In detention we will slay,
Hour afler hour, day after day
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In Loving Memory of
MISS INA DAVIS
"There is one Goff, one lam, one element,
And one jar 06 divilze event
To which the whole creation movesfz
MISS DAVIS, teacher of history, passed from life October 9, 1923, after six years
of continuous service in the ABILENE HIGH SCHOOL. As a teacher her work will live
in the broader vision of those she so carefully trained. As a friend she was 'true and
faithful, giving her confidence cautiously, yet when given, it was Iirm and constant.
Her moral courage was of the type that held strong and fearless in the martyr age.
"The soft memory of her virtues yet lingers like the sunset hues after the bright sun
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Senior Class of '24
.fls the Senior Class looks from the battlefield,
Where the victory she has won,
To the ,Qght that is now before her,
She perceives she has just begun.
She determines to fight and to conquerg
She deceives herself no more
By thinking the work behind her
Was harder than that before.
KI've just come to real work," she tells herself,
H.4nd I intend to do that work right,
So that when I die, my friends may say,
4She has really fought a good fight.,
HI have tried to do what I could for my school,
Though that share seems small indeed,
So please just remember as you look at it,
That I couldn,t do less than succeed.
NSo now I must put on my armor
And go out to the fight that's before.
Adieu, dear old High School,
Best wishes, from the Class of 724-.
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Harriett is a good friend whose good
nature is always on top. Her amusements
are talking and chewing gum.
6'Happy am lg from care lim jreeg
Why aren'z they all content like m.e?',
W. T. AUSTIN
"Tyntz,, is noted for his lengthiness both
in speaking and size. Baseball is his
hobbyg last year he won a letter by hold-
ing down the first sack.
'gHe rnnltiplieth words without h'I10ICl8dgE.,,
We thought Margaret immune to "flap-
per1sm" until she came to school one day
with her raven tresses shorn.
"Not all the tresses that fair head can boast
Shall draw such envy as the ones you lost."
EULA BELLE WHITTLE
.ludging from outward appearances, we
believe that Eula Belle's heart is big
enough to love the whole world and that
it loves her.
c'She meets the old world, smiling,
And somehow it smiles back at herf,
Unlike most boys so full of pep, "Hass"
is nearest heaven when seated comfortably
before a cheerful fire with a good book.
'4Hass,' comes out for everything in ath-
letics, baseball being his game.
James is one of those distinguished and
fortunate persons who finished at mid-
term. He has nothing to worry about un-
til college opens next September. His pet
hobby is chasing a pack of hounds.
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"These are the times that try men's
souls," quoted Howard as he went to his
final examination in English, but he al-
ways proved equal to the test. His new
Ford mirrors smiles from the fair sex.
Willis greatest weakness consists in
camouflaging the public with respect to
himself, yet he excels as student Cprize-
winning-essay writerl, an orator, and a
"Mellow nuts have the hardest finds."
Norma, alias "Kinkf' is mischievous and
inquisitive, Mr. Green is fond of pulling
her curls, but she is alwa s read with a
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Jfav the Jiano in cha el while we sand.
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,Happiness and good nature personified
and a fascinating combination of laughter
and mischief! Grace is always ready for
a "go" or a fussg then she will talk-good-
ness how she will talk fwith her hands? .
"Redbird" is like a surprise party. You
never know what to expect from him. He
sits in class as glum as a spinx, but his
grades are good. He is often heard to
say, HGod bless the man who first invented
Opal distributes her smiles impartially
among her friends and reaps smiles and
friends in return. Her disposition makes
one feel that she will succeed in life, what-
ever her vocation may be.
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Jolly Bessie is always ready
For rest or study, work or playg
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Always there, it's just her way.
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yfi "Tater', divides his time between vault-
M ing, tennis, and working geometry. He is
W always laughing at something, but he says
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SW Arlos, our blond-haired guy who speaks
Spanish like a real greaser, is notorious
for his pranks and famous for his humor.
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j indispensable track man,
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Katy Rhea is the kind that keeps up the
Vifjv courage of the teachers and warms and
Jil' gladdens their hearts. Her chief ambi- IX
i , tion is to get a good education, and then
l ' become a school teacher herself.
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placed by his name, for that he is in Eng-
6'Sometimes he likes to study, and some-
'WL times he dorft.
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Opal is quiet, attractive, studious. and
dependable. Her grades are the marks
which most of us aimed at but missed.
wi Fun loving, peppy, and loyal to the nth
L" power-that's Opal.
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.luanita is a charming little Senior. Her
idea seems to be:
'4Let nothing discourage youg never
A pound of pluclris worth az lot of luck."
"Roy" is always trying to bully someone,
but it is only in fun. His greatest delight
is to expound upon the subject of elec-
"A nice young man, but very shyg
He might like to study, but he hates to
The trite expressions, 'ibeautiful golden
curlsv and 'ilovely eyes," fail to describe
Frances. Though she has those two char-
acteristics, she has also a personality dis-
tinctly her own. Do her aspirations leap?
Yea, by "Bounds"
Betty is like a cubic foot of laughing
gas compressed into one small soda straw.
Her ambition is to become famous as '6Miss
Betty Lasley, Pianist," and to rival Pader-
ewski. We're sure she'll do it, too.
"Mas', is a great Fisherman. Some day
he will write a 4hCompleat Angler" and be
a second Izaak Walton, but his fish will
be hearts. Though silent on most occa-
sions, he compensates for it in Public
Faye has all the peculiar characteristics
of a successful school teacher, but it re-
mains to be seen whether she will choose
that profession or become a home decora-
"A lovelier flower on earth was never seen."
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Marian has much confidence in herself,
for regularly she comes to the Study Hall
with that distinguished, lazy walk of hers,
just two minutes before the tardy bell. Her
one talent is managing.
Charlie, the Western cowboy-whose
type we lament is vanishing-is quiet,
courteous. and fair. His mind, like the
law of the Medes and Persians, altereth
ELVA CLAIRE MILLER
'LA little learning is a dangerous thing",
so Elva Claire steers clear of the danger
by making exemption grades. She is a
loyal member of every activity that makes
A. H. S. what it is.
JEFFIE LEE STEGNER
Jeff is quiet, modest, and bright, but
that isn't all. She is good at making every-
body like her. When it comes to writing,
she is a second Palmer.
Shahan is as quiet as a mouse, but he
has the spring of a cat. Allen likes all,
and is liked by all. 4'The world holds no
horrors for me,', he quotes.
ULUS N EWMAN
"Tinyl' left Sweetwater to come to a
real school, and has made many friends
in Abilene High. Her highest desire is to
laugh, talk, and chew gum in the study
hall, and get by with it.
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Charming, energetic, and loyal Empress
--truly a Wonderful bit of humanity! She
has always held enviahle positions in every
department of school life,
"Excellent in taste, practiced in grace
Not a Senior can keep her pace."
Wayne is the only boy in Mr. Dudley's
School Management class. Wonder why?
He says he does not intend to be a school
teacher, but just wants to be upopularv
among the girls. We wish him success!
True-hearted, faithful, and loyal, Mina
is a girl who does her hest to make good.
She is the type of person who thinks much
and says little. Smiles come and gog hers
Though you're pretty mul vivaeious,
And your smile and hair are bright.
Though you are sometimes quite flirtatious
Abilene High votes you ALL RIGHT.
Floyd is not a towering giant, but he
makes up for his smallness of stature in
pure grit and speed. He is so fast that
his friends have trouble in finding him.
His pipe and smile are inseparable.
For four years Winifred has come
twelve miles for his education, while many
refuse to come three blocks. Such grit
and determination are sure to Win any-
where, Whether on the athletic field or in
the class room.
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Juanita has been a member of our class
for only this year, but uto know her is
to love herf, We have heard that she is
a lover of music and especially of the
piano, not a player-piano but a piano-
Fields' brilliance awes you-or is it his
bewitching eyes? Resolute, energetic, hon-
estfwhatever he goes after, he gets.
'4Here,s to Field's, as silent as a Sphinx,
Never talks-perhaps he thirzksf,
Lorena, like March who "comes in like
a lion and goes out like a lambf, comes
into our hearts with terrific thrills and
sensations, and her presence gives us that
soothing, gentle, lamb-like feeling.
Both teachers and pupils love Velma at
first sight because she has a lovable per-
sonality, and an air of friendliness about
her. She has laughed her way through High
School, and we shall be the loser when
BU FORD FREE
Buford is an excellent example of the
old adage that 'fstill water runs deepf,
The only time he makes a noise is when
he is playing his tromboneg then he cer-
tainly knows his Hstufff'
Although Francis does not prostrate
himself at work on his studies, he proves
his capability by answering thought ques-
tions. The debateris favorite pastime is
rescuing fair ladies from the stream at
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WINTER DEAN WOODRUM
Winter Dean is ever so quiet but ever
so bright. She has the faculty of making
friends wherever she goes, and in about
nine minutes she has every one around
her wondering how she has crept into their
Lee. the ladies' favorite, has come out
for football every year. He delights in
tripping the light fantastic and feeding
the girls chocolates. Call him "Lee Boyv
and watch the results.
When Mabel does a thing, she does it
well, She specializes in history and story-
'ilu summer days, in shady hours,
011, what at happy world is oursv
Were it not for studies."
If we judged by her size, we might mis-
take Bobbie for a Freshman, but we realize
that only a Senior could store away all the
knowledge that Bobbie possesses.
GPrerz'ous jewels come in tiny casketsf'
His specialty is girlsg his serious
thoughts are full of mischief! Stuart
never passes up an opportunity to joke
with a friend, and his brilliant mind has
carried him easily over the rocky course
Willie is as timid and shy as Browning's
uwee bitsie mousief' She possesses
modest and unassuming qualities
old-fashioned girl. She is diligent
studies. and is bound to excel in
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His name is Lightfoot,
His mintfs at light chart,
But he has no light head
Though he has a light heart.
Marjorie was the Flashlight Queen of
,23. Her good grades, good looks, and
good nature have won her an enviable
With a smile, a laugh, or a word of cheer.
Marjorie is, indeed, a dear.
One standing around listening to Lucile
talk would think that she is practicing to
he a lawyer, but that is just Lucile's way
of expressing herself,
"And I have heard she is a mighty goorl
And is better in jokes than even a bookf,
It has been said that the wisest person
talks little, thinks much, complains never,
but keeps going forward. .lust such a per-
son is Ruth. ,loy and success will surely
g'Pete', is so lazy that baseball practice
is the only thing that drags him out.
'6Dustyis', favorite position is on the cane
chair outside the Tech Service Station.
He maintains a high social standing by
sheer force of good looks.
Her specialty is reading, speaking, de-
bating and starring in home talent plays.
As a snap-shot editor she excels.
Always serving others,
A typical Rebecca of old,
A quiet reserved disposition,
And a heart of purest gold.
TH ELMA MOBLEY
Witlr a merry voice Thelma sings her
song, '4Brighten the corner where you are."
She never fails to raise her hand in 1-lass,
especially if the teacher has .qlrently cutlctl
on another pupil to recite.
A shark in chemistry-our nliodolph
Valentow-walks as though he owns the
world. and seems to cover a small part
of it in his red Roarner.
g6RCllHL1-Ili, in the gloamin,
' With his l?J by his sfzlef'
GRACE LEE JONES
Grace Lee, the idealist, has dreams and
aspirations quite beyond the reach of most
of us. Shes a friend who is continually
S'When Grace Lee seribbles, scribbles
Verses Come ll0IL'l1, in dribbles, rlribblesf,
"Amazing Craeef, as Mr. Green Calls
her, likes to ride in a certain Maxwell and
wear a 1923 Senior ring. She says. "Au-
tomobiling is it glorious pastime, and mild
flirtations are not dangerous."
"Guileless and innocent in appearances,"
ssometimes appearances are deceiving,
"Seep,s,' a trump, u sterling fellow, and
one his friends highly prize.
" 'Seepf l' little but deep,
Qlluelz awake when awake,
But usually asleep?
Ll LLIAN BELL
Lillian is full of life and energy. This
is shown by her skill at the piano 'where
she excels almost as much as Lillian Gish
does on the screen.
RUBY POWERS ,Q
There is always plenty of fun for e-very ' 4
one when Ruby is around. She is l1llS- Y.
ehievous, studious, atnhitious, and defernl- I
ined to accomplish every taslx she tael4'es. 'JSA
HA bright and lustrous gem ivitlzout zz
Charles finished at mid-form and now I
spends his time riding around. If he were
to Ineet Mr. Dudley helore the pearly gates.
he would immediately start liussing ahout ,
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Violet is as relrtrsliing and delicately
sweet as the flower that hloonls by the
wayside. She has a wonderful power of
interpreting music, and is gifted in puhlie
speaking. We love her wistful hlue eyes.
Rhea always ohserves the golden rule:
ADO unto others as you would have thetn
do unto yotlfi Many girls gaze with envy ,,
at' her hair, which is curly all the time, ji-
rain or shine.
DOLLY LOUISE CHAMBERS
lrzquis1'tivt'l1ess is D0Ily's middle name,
Hut iveirc .sure in time sheill come to fame
As a Izoitseicije, or dancer, or even a
For up Lil! this :time slzeis neier shirlc1'd
Don't ask Alfred his opinion of English
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self. On all other subjects he is extremely
volubleg especially is this true just her-
fore Mr. lllcGlalnel'y laps the bell for dis-
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HATTIE MAY HAYS
Nothing ever really bothers Hattie May,
not even her school work, No one can
be solemn when she is around. but her
devoted attentions to Home Economics
makes us suspect that she is a dreamer.
'gTommy',-that name suggests the slim,
fun-loving fellow we always find engrossed
in some mysterious undertaking pertaining
to oratory or mischief.
He loved his school and served it wellg
His goal in life-he will not tell.
Read Helen's name either forward or
lrackward, and it just exactly fits her. One
look from Helen's wistful eyes is sufficient
to convert us to her cause.
g'Her cheek is like a rose in the snowf,
One of the most graceful and popular
girls is Frances. Tickets just fly when she
sells them. Frances has always been
present at the A. H. S. games, and has
cheered the boys to win many a victory.
L'Cornfed" is noted for his work in the
Clee Club and in mathematics.
'fllcls idle and lazy, inclined to be fatg
But when heis well located, believe me, he
Always with a winning half-smile on her
lips, Opal surely finds the silver lining in
every dark cloud. She is all that her name
"A gem of purest ray seTene."
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Dear old Elizabeth is always ready to
chew gum, eat candy, write notes, or talk.
She is lucky in that she has been able to
escape the Honor Roll, and vet she has
come out with flying colors.
J. W, WOOTEN
MDuh's', a winged Mercury for swiftness
of feet. His magnetic personality and
good-natured grin have won the love and
admiration of all. "Dub" received the
greatest honor that Abilene High can be-
stow upon her sonsq namely, President of
the Student Association.
Ray is as bright as the rays of the sun.
She always remembers everything until ex-
aminations are over and then forgets that
so there will be room to learn something
There will never he another girl in the
world like May, unless it is Ray. She is
a champion in tennis, basketball, and
swimming. She is so popular that her
name is read off every Monday on the de-
Tom is usually quiet, but quietness ole
ten means mischief and fun. ln the class-
room there is a steadiness about his work
that has interested the faculty and inspired
Pink as rr primrose when she comes in.
Fresh as zz lily on the south wind borne.
Faye's laugh irlerztijies her whether in
h English, Spanish or Slurly Hall-
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To know her is to love her. Red hair
usuully suggests temper, but he-re is an
exception. There is mirth and gladness in
her speech. A friend indeed is Lillian.
J. B. MURRAY
.l, B. is a dependable, amiable friend,
who is received with thumps upon the
back. He thinks: "Whatever is worth
knowing is worth knowing well, whether it
pertains to athletics or books?
Jolly, Winsome Clavelle came to us a
stranger, however she did not long remain
MA maiden with meek, brown eyes,
In whose orbs ll shadow liesf,
just look into study hall zchen, Jerry is
Ami you will surely find mischief in the
At all trouble she sincerely mocks,
Her molto is HlVo eroxide on, nz' :olden
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A studious, capable fellow from Brads
shaw is Archie. Fond of hasketball.
friendly and amiuhle, he placed himself in
school to stay, and with the passing of
time blossomed forth into a real Abilene
High School student.
Lola is, indeed, u Winsome girl. Polite,
kind, and reserved to strangers, she is
faithful and truly valuable to her friends.
She has constancy and perseverance, which
insure her success in anything she under-
MARY LOIS KINCAID
Mary Lois may be small, but some one
told us she'd make a dandy boss. She
is never too busy to charm us with a read-
ing and never too tired to talk in Study
Quah, our misogynist, likes the girls
about as Well as the gingham dog loved
the calico cat. Quail says if he had to
tell his advocation that it would not be at-
tending English class. Our debater is am-
bitious to become a lawyer.
ANNIE MAE MCINTIRE
Some call her beautifulg some call her
sweetg in reality she is an ideal American
girl-the girl who gets there hy the virtue
of her charm as well as her accomplish-
ments, which are many.
Roberta is an artist and a poet, though
many have not found it out. She loves
visiting the country, and is fond of fried
chicken and ice cream.
'Vind still the wonder grew
How one small herd could carry all she
"l5ullet', shot over to Abilene High from
Clyde, bounding through school at a rapid
rate. He made a splendid record in atha
letics. Good luck, "Bullet.7'
Margaret has a heart as light as her
beautiful blond hair. She is a genius when
it comes to writing prize-winning essays.
At intervals she makes H bright light in
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i'Sheba', heard of Abilene High and
came straightway to enter its portals. She
has made a good student, and has found
her way into all our hearts.
'CA friend may well be reckoned thc mas-
terpiece of naturef'
If silence is golden, Bill should be I4-
karat. The very name suggests that serene,
studious, lovable fellow, fond of jokes and
radio, but never too busy to lend a help-
ing hand to a fellow student.
"Jo-Boy" is as good as the candy of
that name. She is genuine-the model
from which many imitations are made.
She is a splendid student as well as an
amiable sportg so we are glad we got our
patent on her.
Frances, like all girls, has a healthy
curiosity, concerning chemistry as well as
other matters. She is unique in that she
has refrained from bobbing her hair.
As the sapphire proves its worth in any
test, so Herman has proved true at every
turn in the road. He is a careful, pains-
taking workman, who has set before him-
self a high goal.
LOIS DAN NER
Lois Danner is our joy. When we have
the "dumps,,' we always go to her. She
improves herself in conversation daily, and
her greatest ambition is to be a celebrated
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Helen is a typical American girl, Hpep-
pyf' pretty, amiable. dependable, alert, and aft
"It always Lakes Helm lo put anything
Ann' thufs not the lL'lL0lC"lL'l' all just jj
adore her." jf!
Luther is remarkably industrious in any-
thing except lessons. Football is his lfyl
hobby, and his bad habit of playing "jack- V'
in-the-box" about coming to svhool seems iff
to worry him not.
SALLIE ROUTH 571
"Sain thinks She could make better
grades if the teachers would ask such ques- if
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"She,s little, she,s jolly, shefv gay,
Shefs good in both work and playf'
4'Don't worry about your workg smile all will
the time,', seems to be Esta's rule. What Vi
Esta can't find mischievous to do while tlu'
teacherls back is turned simply can't bo
found. Friendly? Always. td:
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A. J. is an agriculturalist-to-be. Hn- V,
came to us from Caps, bringing his skill
as a splendid basketball center and his pa-t ft
expression, "Funniest sight l've seen since
the old hog eat my little brotherf, gf'
Jolmnie's motto seems to be "Never put gf
off till tomorrowf, Maybe this is why sbt-
is a favorite with her teachers and friends.
.lust ask Miss Woodall if she isn't a star
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to refrain from giggling and to be a dig-
nified Japanese maid. How Bessie man-
ages to enjoy life so well and yet make
90's is an unsolved mystery. '
Spence, who is a lover of perfumes, at-
tempted to better the environment of High
School by strewing the study hall with a
chemical combination that he made in lab-
oratory. He will surely make ,possum
hunting his profession.
"Charms strike the sight, but merit wins
the soulf' No phrase could more ade-
quately express the lovely personality! of
Evalyn. Her favorite pastime is riding
horseback, but, not withstanding this fact,
she is a most graceful dancer.
Ruth is an attractive girl who has meant
much to the class this year. She is self-
reliant. fearless, and faithful. The longer
we know her, the more we appreciate her.
Davis speaks only when spoken to, how-
ever he always knows what to say when
called on. By his quiet, reserved nature
and his admirable conduct he has won the
friendship of all his teachers and class-
Ethel has been a member of our class
for a short while, but that is long enough
to show us what a quiet, thoughtful, stud-
ious girl she is.
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A. D. WHISENANT
"Whiz," Flashlight Editor-in-Chief, is a
fellow of the true Southern-gentleman type.
Our handsome "Go-Betweenv possesses a
splendid voice and a rare talent at the
piano. His manners are admired, his
judgment is respected, and his ability
Agnes is a queenly little maid with a
heart as free as the sunshine.
"Modest, yet withal an elf,
Bold, and lavish of thyselfg
Thou hast now, go where I may,
Fifty greetings in a rlayf'
Warren, our dependable Business Man-
ager, knows almost everything about the
S'Flashlight,'g yet in fear of ruining its
battery, he invariably removes his senior
ring when he washes his hands. Justice
and fairness are cardinal principles of his.
Burl is a stalwart massive fellow on the
athletic field and a typical senior in school.
His bright'thoughts are for the good of his
school, and his leisure moments are spent
in serving it.
As secretary of the Students' Association
and as a persistent worker on the 'gFlash-
light,', Vernelle has obtained a high place
in the hearts of the students. Her golden
hair and flirtatious eyes are largely respon-
sible for her popularity.
J. D. WATSON
Another member of that 'gold High
School line" is "Possum." Quiet, manly,
reserved, and ever-kind characterize this
hero of ours. "Possum" was just as good
in his studies as in football, for he fin-
ished at midterm.
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Qil Hazel's bright curls make summer out of
ijt winter. and her clear, mellow voice can al-
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Z inal Hazel could make Pluto laugh if she
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171 ,Iolmny-Athe fellow who cheers through '
jf the darkest hours. He has an abundance 11
of sense-the "common horse" variety- fl
which will surely get him through. Q'
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EDITH PRESTON it
f "Edie" is pretty, dependable. energetic.
M, and artistic. She enjoys out-of-door life
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lf' ming or riding horseback, She .has chosen
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f NIOLET TURNER ,453
. This sportive, optimistic girl makes our Aff!
by ln-arts go pitapat. She lives up to this idea: riff?
film "When pleasure and duty clash, let duty
fy go to smashlv That hearty good humor
A and musical voice will make Vi a success 541
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FLOYD WHTTE '
f ,xttlmugtt Floyd finished A. H. s. at
, midterm. he did not stop his education
it then. but immediately enrolled in B isiness -
fl College. May he achieve much and later Q2
ff he favored with an A-1 job. LQ
LULA MAYE BRIGGS
I There is always a genius in every class.
63 When Lula Maye gets up to recite, it tnakes 2,3
fi the rest of us feel like Queen Annu in lf,
comparison with Queen Elizabetlt-l'mcckly
A "Nothing if not inrlu.szrious.',
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6' Olin was heard to quote, "'Tis not what '
al a man does that .exalts him, but what he
H would dof, Industrious, obedient, friend-
yj' lys-he follows life's thread, skipping the f
knots and bounding joyously over the t
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' Ruth is a good all-round student of Abi-
'wt lene High School. A mark of distinction t
iki among her friends is her knowledge of the l
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bfi WILLIAM RATHIVIELL
I Introducing the boy with the Daniel
sg Webster brow! By his wearing glasses If
fl and his hanging out in the library, "Wil- '
E3 lie', makes people think him very stude
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"Polly" is desperately afraid of teachers wg.
OW and the dark, but she looks both squarely ' f
lgl in the face and refuses to run.
' Q "Polly with adorable big blue eyes
ft Is pretty, reserved, charming, and pr
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ill Although Paul didnit always say what
ii! he meant lon timel, we knew his senti- A
ments, nevertheless. He was loyalty to
tif High School personified, and also some- 4,
ig., what of a social lion, they say.
Q'sy', ANNA WAGNER V
Anna has recently developed a mania if
cf for studying her Psychology. Why? She ,H
yi could not answer the question Mr. Dudley Y
t l asked berg therefore '
if? 6'Conclu1ling valor's best part is discretion
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Elsie is a charming, sensible girl who
took part in all student activities. Al-
though she is loyal to A. H. S., she fell
victim to Cupidis arrows, and one man
gained what the whole student body lost.
Sam said he-never had a thought, but
hinted that the Japanese Tea Garden might
A tease, a flirt, yet good at heart,
On the football team Sarn did his part.
Lena has proved a quiet but strong force
in A. H. S., and it was with regret that
we lost her.
"Her pretty, face and modest air
W in her friends everywhere."
To do his best on every occasion is Wal-
ter's unwritten law, and as a result he talks
most on the lesson he has not had time to
prepare. He would have to consult a dic-
tionary to give the meaning of temper.
Ladies, behold Bill, the youngest mem-
ber of our senior class! Already he can
debate, play the violin, crank the Ford,
dance the Highland fling, and make l0ve
like a Romeo. With such a promising be-
ginning, what will be his future?
Gwendolyn, truly ai little coquette,
Is a splendid G an G president, you bet!
Pretty, dainty, admired by all,
Her most cherished possession is a gold
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There is no girl in school who will be
better remembered than Flossie. She is
a shy, gentle little maiden who seldom 3,4
speaks, always blushes when applauded. bil
and always listens intently in class. IQ
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Elbert excels in the newspaper game. My
There he learned the locomotive whistle LZ
and probably became acquainted with his ,f
pet expression, uGrace.', His friends are if
many, for his helping hand is ever ready 1 4
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Elizabeth is one of the jolliest girls we
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One day in Chemistry 4'Susie,,' when
suddenly awakened from one of her many X
day dreams, began to ask for a buzzard- ,Vx
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wanted one of the dove-tail burners. 5,312
WILL HENRY HANEY l
Will Henry is every inch a gentleman- -
a boy wholly to be admired. He is bright, 1
studious. dependablen and witty. I
MOI his success there is no doubt,
But the girls and gelements, will get him
if he donit watch outf'
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S'Within our happy castle there dewlt one iw
Whom without blame we may not overlook,
For never sun or living creature shone
Who more devout enjoyment with us tookf'
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Madge manages her own affairs, never
worrying about anything except her les-
sons. In spite of her timid appearance,
there is a bit of hidden fun about Madge
that comes to light only outside the class
i'Fritz" broke in at last, making his debut
in his first long trousers on December 31,
1923. What an exciting time! We'd
been so sure he'd graduate in short'uns.
Little Republican, Hiram's supporter, is
brim full o' wit, intelligence, and disputa-
A playful nature has Alice. She does
not say much in geometry class, but dur-
ing the luncheon hour she gives the girls
red pepper. We think that Alice will he-
conie a famous Texas tennis champion.
Even though she has bobbed hair, Ora's
not a flapper. She is a good student, as
is shown by her making 84 on an entrance
"exam" in history after just one night's
Donald has the stature of an Apollo and
the brow of a Jupiter. Juggling facts and
statistics in an extempore speech is mere
play to him. He has the makings of a
congressman or a Hjellybeanf,
Clifford is without an equalg she wastes
no time on the frivolities of life.
"Coodnatured, with a giggle that laps
over twice and buttons behind."
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We have found the lost Virginia Dare
right here in our own Virginia Davis. El-
feminate, intelligent, reserved-she is an
exemplary girl and one that we Senior
are proud to have in our ranks.
' Aubrey's motto seems to be, L'Mind your
own businessf' or Wfhe less you talk, the
more you learn." He talks little and
learns much, and thus has gained the re-
spect of his school mates.
Who could be grouchy in her jublant
presence? Every girl says she is "just
She has wisdom. grace, and witg
But she is not spoiled n bit.
Edith is a diminutive blond who is full
of 'cpepf' generous, and good-hearted. She
says that if she grows up in time she will
teach school, and because of her industry
and natural ability, we predict that she
will be successful.
Webb's slogan seems to be 6'Speak only
when you are spoken tog then have some-
thing important to tell." He is an excel-
lent student a genial classmate, and bids
fair to he a successful business man.
Louise, with her wavy blond hair and
mischievous blue eyes, is the idol of the
G an G's. She could be exempt from any-
thing save the beauty contest, and in that
she was a favorite candidate.
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Emmett would make a real orator if he
could only master his English and the
tongue-twisters in Public Speaking. This
general favorite has been voted the miss-
ing link in the Darwinian theory.
Tiddles, sometimes called A'Willie,', is
our Flashlight queen. She makes a good
worker when you are there to see that she
Little and loud, with a flapper stare,
Hut dorft you worry, sheill always be there.
R. B. BRIGGS
A quick word, a startled look from ques-
tioning eyes, and then a broad smile-
that's ",liggs', all over, He fairly radiates
smiles, especially when a girl speaks to
him. His big heart is divided among his
friends, school work, and baseball.
bl never let my studies interere with my
education," says Robert. He is unusual,
democratic, and has an abundance of abil-
"Sunny Jim" wears a perpetual smile,
To him lifeis always well worth while."
HARRY LEE CARPENTER
Harry Lee and his tuba, which he re-
grets is too large to serenade the girls with,
are familiar figures in Abilene High
School. Where does the popular villian
of "O HARA SAN" come in? For fun.
"Greaser," our lanky end, was an in-
dispensable cog in that Eagle machine.
Good looking and obstinate-he has brains
Everybody up. Fifteen for '4Greaser
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EVERT BOYD . President
ZACK COOMBISS . Vice President
ANNA MAUD GARRISON . Secretary
ROBERT Bowucs Treasurer
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Freshman Class Officers
GooDSoN SELLERS . . President
JACK SILLIMAN . Vice President
FAYE ESTES . . Secretary
MRS. EDITH SMITH ...... Sponsor
CLASS MOTTO: Watch us grow.
CLASS CoLoR: Green and white.
CLASS FLOWER: White Carnation.
Sure you cart recognize our :'Fish,H
By his timid ways and smileg
A jolly time he,s had this year,
.lust sorta running wild.
Goodsotfs nrst announcement in chapel
Was the queerest you ever heard,
Above his clatterin' teeth and poppin, knees,
You c0uldn,t understand a word.
The secretary of the Freshman class,
As pale as though she,d been beaten,
Arose one morn and said, 'cAll Girl Freshmens
Come this evenin' to a meetinfv
Tubby, the dreaded sherif,
Une morning said, a'Now look here,
You Fish get those pictures made,
Or of the K. 0. K. take keerfn
They did-two hundred of gem,
They do things up in grand style.
Success to you of uFishdom',
just continue to wear your smile!
THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Student Association was reorganized for the year on October 2, 1923. The
organization has for its purpose the fostering and supporting of athletics, debate,
declamation, essay-writing, spelling, and other student activities. A very able body
of officers was elected, who, under the leadership of our -enthusiastic president, "Dub7'
Wooten, made this a very successful year.
The Association of '23 wrote on the pages of Abilene High School history that
the seal with its rays illuminating the word "Abilene" shall be permanent, that the
gridiron eleven, who won for Abilene High the 1923 championship, be christened the
6'Eagles'7g that each player who has completed either his four years on the 'agridv
or is finishing his high school career be presented with a black sweater bearing the
time-honored gold HA."
In addition to these things, there has been created as the youngest organization
of the Association, the Pep' Squad fwearers of the uniform dark skirts and yellow
blazersl-these shall, in the future, lead Abilene High onward and upward to the
chant of their slogan: uYour pep! Your pep! You've got it, now keep itg dog-
gone it! don't lose it-your pepln
G an G Organization
GWENDOLYN MUDD . President
TIDDLES MCCINTIE Vice President
NORMA Rtxivtsrxr . . Secretary
AGNES CALDWIQLL Treasurer
The C an C, a secret organization, started among the senior girls
several years ago, had for its members eighty girls who pledged
themselves to be loyal and true to the school at all times. The girls
were initiated in the early fall by a few of the senior girls of last
year. The initiation, a mysterious affair, taught the graduates that
even they had not experienced all things in life. At the hrst meet-
ing Gwendolyn Mudd was elected president and Norma Ramsey,
Meetings of the organization were held once every six weeks. At
these times all business was attended to and suggestions were made
for helping the members do their duty. As there were so many in
the organization, it was impossible to have entertainments during
the winter, but is expected that there will be several meetings in the
The purpose of the C an G is to uphold the honor and dignity
of the Senior Class and to foster a democratic social spirit among
the girls of Abilene High School.
The K. O. K.
JAMEs HANNA Judge
DICK BRYAN . . Slzerijjt
J. W. WOOTEN Deputy Sheriff
CHAtu.r:s WELLS . . . Deputy Sherijjt
W. J. HPIMBREE Prosecuting Attorney
THE K. O. K.
The K. U. K., an organization composed of the letter men of the school and hav-
ing for its purpose the betterment of the underclassmen, has long made history in
the Abilene High School. It is not intended solely as a Kourt of amusement, but
it really strives to correct the faults of the underclassmen and to instruct them in
what they should and should not do. ln chronic cases this instruction takes on a
more formidable manner, and in all cases gratifying results have been obtained. The
Kourt has proved very effective not only in preventing disorder during school but
also in improving the manners of the Freshmen. It is quite a coincidence that since
the Kourt has been active, all Freshmen have been loyal to the school activities and
have faithfully attended rallies.
These marked results have been obtained through several methods, and herein
lie the secrets of the Kourt. It is sufficient to say that a jury composed of the mem-
bers of the football team, with Tubby Hembree prosecuting attorney and such
honorable witnesses as Sheriff Dick Bryan and his two deputies, Dub Wooten and
Chile Wells, together with Judge Hanna, there has been little difficulty in obtaining
convictions in all cases tried this year. Along with its own high purpose, the Kourt
has always attempted to aid the faculty in keeping order. and the Kourt appreciates
the cooperation of the faculty.
Since they were determined to have a Senior girl as ufllashlightl' Queen, the
K. 0. K. took an active part in the contest, and this year put its representative on the
To all whom it may concern, which includes Freshmen, Sophomores, juniors.
and unruly Seniors, let this be a warning:
BEWARE OF THE K. O. K.
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Abilene High School Debating Club
lVl0TTO: Think on your feet.
OF F ICERS
First Term Second Term
THOMAs LANE President WILL SUTTON
NOLAN WALTEIRS Vice Pres. EDITH NTILAM
WILL HENRY HANEY Secretary REBECCA JONES
Miss WOODALL Adviser
The question for debate this yearfflesolved, That the United
States should join the League of Nationsfhas proved a very interest-
ing subject, and has aroused greater enthusiasm in the student body
than any other question we ever have had.
The debating club was Organized early in the year, and work
was begun by a study of the history and the covenant of the League.
Debates were held between members of the club, and from these
debates Francis Fry and Thomas Lane in boys, debate and Thelma
Suber and Ulus Newman in girls, debate were chosen to represent
the school against Oak Cliff here on January IH. We were defeated
by a 5-0 vote of the judges in both debates. A return debate with
Oak Cliff in Dallas is scheduled for some date in Marehg a debate
with Desdemona here, February 8, and offers have been made by
Mineral Wells, Weatllerford, and Breckenridge.
ELLIE MAE SLAUOHTER
A. D. WHISENANT
ELVA CLAIRE MILLIIIII
ELLIE TVTAIS SLAUGHTICR
RTARY VIRGINIA AI STIY
X ERNELLE STIMSON
A. D. WIIISENANT
W. J. CUNNINGHAM
HAIIIIY LEE CARPENTER
C. F. TRANTHAM
The terms of 1923241 have been the most successful year for the Glee Clubs of the Abilene
High School. Under the able direction of Miss Mary .lane Kelso, more interest has IJCCII Sl10WI1
in these 01'gdlllZ2:lli0HS than ever before. Each eluh began the year with a full membership and
a waiting list Ol students to be consider:-cl at the first vacancy.
Each club has given a chapel progrzun, and the Season will be closed with the fourth annual
jOint program given iII the spring. The accompanists, He-len Paxton and Lucile Smith, have been
Important factors in the Success Of the Glee Clubs.
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Home Economics Club
ESTA OLIVER . . . President
lVlARY SUE CANTRELL Vice President
PAYE LUSBY . . Secretary
For the lirst time in the history of Abilene High School a Home
Economics Club has been organized. The founders of the club,
Mrs. Pearce, Miss Turnbough, and Miss Compere, helped the girls
organize on Monday, January 21, 1924, and only girls who had
taken some form of Home Economics were admitted as members.
The Club meets twice a month on Tuesdays. On the lirst Tues-
day is a social meeting, on the second, a program meeting. The
social meetings consist of initiation parties, hikes, and picnics. Cur-
rent topics are discussed at the ilogram meetings,
The Home Economics Club has a threefold purpose, hrst, to en-
list more interest in the Home Economics Department, second, to
keep older members of the department in touch with the depart-
ment, third, to provide social recreation for the girls. The Club
is doing great w ork, and it is wished by each member that this or-
ganization may live as long as our dear old Abilene High.
LOS TRABAJ ADORES
MOTTO: El trabajo hace la vida mas agradable.
FLOWER: The red carnation.
COLORS: Red and White,
On February 26, 1924, a group of Spanish students Inet in Room 2 for the purpose of organ-
izing a Spanish club. After Mr. Allen told what the advantages of such a club would be, every
one became very enthusiastic. The following officers were elected: Will Henry Haney, Presi-
dentg Herbert Southworth, Vice-Presidentg Helen Noble, Secretary-Treasurerg Thomas Lane,
Reporterg and Mr. Allen, Critic. The Club was organized for the purpose of learning to speak
Spanish more fluently. Spanish is used entirely at the meetings, which come every other Tues-
day night at the HY" Hall. At the meetings at which programs are held, the old Spanish countries
are studied. Occasionally there are to be held social meetings at which we expect to have a good
time and to learn a great deal of Spanish.
This is the first organization of its kind that has been attempted in this school, and it is
hoped by all the members now that this may become a permanent club of Abilene High School.
THE PRESENT DAY SOCIETY
"A wise old owl sat on an oak,
The more he heard the less he spokeg
The less he said the more he heard,
Why can't we be like that wise old bird?"
A. D. Whisenant ........ ...............,., P resident
George Stowe .......... ,..,......... V ice-President
Juanita Bacon ...,. .,.,... S ecretary-Treasurer
Rebecca ,lones ........ ............,....,,...... C ritic
Wayne Hudspeth .,.....,..,... Sergeant-at-Arms
The Present Day Club was organized in ac-
cordance with a regular custom of the second
term Public Speaking class. The purpose of
this organization is to give practice in parlia-
mentary law and procedure and to increase
the efficiency of the Public Speaking class in
all phases of oral English.
WHO DO SOCIETY
Morro: We do try, and we will win or die.
COLORS: Pink and Silver.
La 'Verne Sammons ..,...,..............,.... President
Mary Sue Cantrell ,................. Vice-President
Fay Estes .,..,,...,,.............,.,............. Secretary
Laura Castle ......................,..........,.. President
Catherine Castle .... ....,.... V ice-President
Texas Weaver ............,... ........... S ecretary
Miss Bobbie Clack ............. .............. A dviser
Our programs have been varied. We have
studied modern writers and their works, movie
stars and their plays, and musicians and their
compositions. Humorous and other education-
al selections have been given.
V, Hodges ,,.,..........,....,,.,,,,........,.,,,, President
Hugh Cockerell ........ ,,,,,..,,,. V ice-President
J, F, Campbell .............,.,,,,,,..,...... ,Secretary
Jim Jennings ...,....,,,..,...... Sergeant-at-Arms
R, Z, Dallas ,,,.,,.,,,,,.,...,...,,..,..,...,...,, President
Hubert Freeman ....,...,,,................... Secretary
Hugh Cockerell ...,......,.,,,, Sergeant-at-Arms
Mr. Hensley ...........,..........,,,..,........Y,Yw. A dViSC1'
Morro: Tune in with us.
COLORS: Black and White.
Florine Horn ..,..,,,.,,,.,,,,,,,,.,............. President
Lena Bond .,..,,,,.,.,,...,,i,,.....,i., Vice-President
Ruth Hutchison .....,......,...........l.,,,, Secretary
Laura Johnson .................,....l.l,.,.,., President
Ruby Babb ,..,,.,,..,.,,.,,,,,,.....,,.. Vice-President
Faye Martin .,.,......,.....,., ,....,,,. S eCret21l'y
Miss Weaver ,,,,,,.....................,....,,,,..... N dviser
GO GETTER SOCIETY
Morro: Do your best.
Herring Bounds .i,,....,.,........,...,...... President
Milton Pool ,.,..,.......,...i,,,....,.. Vice-President
Audrey Tarn ,,,,.. ,......,..... S ucretary
Oma Woodrum .,.,....,,......,.,....... ,........ C ritiC
Milton Pool ............,....,,, , ,,,,,,,,........ President
Lowell Nisbett .,...............,....., Vice-President
Doyle Truitt ................,,, .....,.... S ecretary
Benjamin R. Hallock ...,... ......,..... C ritic
Mr, Allen ,,,,.,.,,,.,..........i,,,.i...,,i,,....,,,,, A dviser
MOTTO: We are Blue Bonnets but never
Maxine Mingus .......,,,,,i................... President
Winnie Lu Compere .,,..,.......... Vice-President
Loree Tedford .......,......,, Secretary-'lil'ez1su1'er
Hollyce Campbell Loraine Miller
Martha White Opal Hunter
Hattie Mae Free .,,.,,,,.............,.,,.,,,, President
Hollyce Campbell ,,,,....,,,....... Vice-President
Nella Rose Henderson,,Secretary-'l'reaSurer
Hallie B. Creighton Opal Ilunter
Mr. Khngman ...,,,,.,,,.....,..,.,,,,,,.....,,,,. A dvist-r
G. M. G.
Morro: We make good.
COLORS: Silver and Black.
Katherine Hodges ,,,, ,,,l,,,.,V, A W President
irillldll Gltlrlilllghl ,,,..,,,,. , ,,,,. Segrgtary
Ylary Virginia Austin ,,,,, ,,,, ,,,,,.A ' I' 1-casul-er
Honore-e Pi-rson ,,,,i,v,,,Y,,,,,,,,w,, --,.A,,V,w C 1-img
Elizabeth Chambers Evelyn Campbell
Annie Louise Holmes ,,,,,,,,,,,,,i,,,,,,,, President
Vl'l'21 Hall V-V,--tYV.....V .VVV.Y,,VVV..t,,,...,,,,,,, S ccretary
LOIS Biiillly ,,..,.,,,,,,,i U ,V,v Trelgurgr
Monoree Person ,,.,i,,, ,l,,,,,ii, ,,,,w,, C 1 filjg
Mrs. Smith ...,,,,,.,,,,,,,i,, ,,,o,,,,,,,,,,Y, , ,-Advjgey
3lalI'g3l'Cl Cluck Coryse Hembrge
The meetings of the C. M. G. society
are always full of enthusiasm. We ordered
pins in the club colors. black and silver.
The social committee has planned many
social activities for thi' spring ti-rin.
THE GOOD YICPXR SOCIli'l'Y
Nlorioz We never retreacl.
COL0lts: Green and Gold.
Lack Coornbes ,,.....,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,i,,,, President
.lLlCk Minlvr ...... ......,, Y lice-President
Jalflli Fulwiler .,.,.. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, S ecretary
Harrison Turner ,,.,, ..,,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,ii,,,, C 1-itic
'lilleron Cufiey .........,........ Sergeant-at-Arms
.lack Miuter ,,.............,.,,,,..,,......,,,,,,, President
Harrison Turner ,,,., ,,,,,.... X lice-President
Gaston Bond ...,..., ..,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,, S ecretary
Dean Walker ,, ,...... Sergeant-at-Arms
Robert Koss ., .,,, ,,,,,,..., C ritic
Mrs. Hicks ..,, ,.,,,,, A dviser
THE LIVELY BUNCH
Morro: Work wins everything.
COLORS! Green and White.
W, J. Cunningham .........A,.. ..ii,.... P reSid6Ilt
Ellington Neal ,,.,.....,Y,..'....,.w,,....--,- SCCFCUHY
Carl Williams ..,............,,,.........,A..... P1'CSidCf1i
Jack Free ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..,..........,..,.... Secretary
Miss Trantham .,A........,.,....., .-------. A dviser
LONE STAR LITERARY SOCIETY
Morro: To thine own self be true.
COLORS: Red and White.
OBJECTIVE: To cultivate the art of self-
expression and to learn how to function
properly in groups.
Evert Boyd ---,-.-..,,,,,,,,A,,,,Ar, ,.,,,,,,. P resident
Roy Stevens ...............--..,.------ --------- S CCTBWTY
Jim Middleton ........,.-.----,A,---'---'- ---- P resident
George Shallall . ......-.---vVY---------, ---- S 0C1'elafY
Mrs. Norwood ..,,..,..Y......,, -',------ L MIVISCI'
OSBURN LITERARY SOCIETY
NIOTTOZ Industrious students always.
Buckner Osburn .,........,-,,--- -.,--",- P fCSidCm
Wyatt Davig ,wYA,,,,,l,,,,,,,,,... .....,.,. S CCl'8li:ll'y
Mac Castle ,...............,,------ .Y ,----'----- RCDOHCI'
I. S. A. LITERARY SOCIETY
Harold Brady ,,,A,,,,,,,,,,r,,,,,,,,..,,..,.... P!'CSid6Ill
Harrison Price . .,..,..,. Secretary
Hugh Cosby .,...........,..,... .......f-- R CPOITCI'
Mr. Anthony ............................:.,.....---- Adviser
BE SQUARE SOCIETY
MOTTO: Be square, loyal, and true.
COLORS: Violet and Blue.
Mary Alice Parramore ......,.....,......, President
Pauline Buster .... ....,......,....,. V ice-President
Eula Faye French .....,.. Secretary-Treasurer
Virginia Surface ...,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, President
Madge McCauley ,,........,.....,. Vice-President
LCOFa Moxley ................ Secretary-Treasurer
Miss King ...............,...,...,..,........,........ Adviser
P. P. P. CLUB
Morro: Pep, Push, Personality.
COLORS: Lavender and Gold.
Mary Bryant .................................... President
Mildred Toliver .. ......... Vice-President
Maurine Brown ....,......,.................. Secretary
Lucile Allen .,..............,..,................ President
Caroline Couch ...... ,........ V ice-President
Sarah Nichols ..... ....,,..,,,,..,... S ecretary
Nadine Slaughter ,...,...,..,..,, Parliamentarian
Miss Turnbough .......,,..,.,.,,.,.,...,..,,.,,, A dviser
SENIOR LITERARY SOCIETY
Charles Wells . ....... , ,,.,.,,,......,.,.,....,, President
Bill Rathmell .... ...,..,., V ice-President
Betty Lasley ....... ,.......,,..., S ecretary
Empress Young ...,...,.. ...,................. C ritic
The purpose of the society is to give to
the students who have no opportunity, out-
side of school, experience in appearing be-
fore an audience. The society is divided
into two sections, .lunior and Senior, each
of which furnishes programs at the so-
ciety meetings. Many interesting read-
ings, orations and musical numbers have
been given during the year. A study in
parliamentary law with senior boys in
charge has proved to be the most instruc-
tive program offered.
During the second term the same work
is being carried on under the direction of
the following officers:
Wiliam Rathmell ....... .................. P resident
Dick Bryan ................ ..,...... V ice-President
Herbert Southworth ...... ........... S ecretary
Empress Young .......... .......... C ritic
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"Doodles, has held the position of right end for four
years, lt is safe to say that not a single gain was made
around his end this year, while he was in the game. Bounds
has been recognized everywhere as the best high-school
end in Texas. Because of his magnificent playing and all-
round aggressiveness, he was chosen captain of the All-
W. J. HEMBREE
'iPete," our four year veteran icaptain and left half this
yearl, rose to the dizzy heights of fame when he klcked
the field goal that beat Waco and won for Abilene High
the State championship. "Pete" was not a stellar player
but "Chile" could always depend on him when either a
For four years 'Ulqubbyw has received the hard knocks
and hammering that comes to a line man. As line captam
Tubby could not be beaten. and as a left guard he was
unexcelled. This fact was verified by his being placed
on every All-State team. He was always wide awake and
if it had not been for his pretty tackle of Leo Baldwin ln
the Wichita game, the Coyotes probably would have
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ceiving end of a pass. His specialty was grabbing the df
ball out of the atmosphere and falling across the goal line
with it, This was HGreaser's,' first year on the team, but A
no one would have guessed it, for he handled his end like
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his experience, Bill was a tower of strength at right guard. .
He demonstrated his ability to hold the line many times, f
hut never more than in the Wichita Falls game. He Was
good on both offensive and defensive, and he ripped great
holes in the line of all the teams that went down in de- f'
feat before the Eagles. 0
ft Dick- the only three-year man on the team, has been
elected captain for next year. He played so well at the I
pivot position that he was chosen on nearly every All-
NQQI State team. Dick's passes were unerring, and his playing
S4 on the defense flawless. Although he had a dislocated
shoulder, he persisted in playing throughout the Waco game,
thus exhibiting the kind of fight that has Won for A. H. S.
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uDuh,s,' spectacular return of punts on the slippery
V gridiron during the Waco game is still a thing to be won-
,X dered at. This magnificent playing, coupled with an in- ij'
5 spiring record throughout the season won for him a berth A-X55
if on the All-State team. During the season he was a note- jeff
worthy player at right half and safety. His special de-
A light was to catch .3 punt, plunge into the middle of the 7-H
crowd, and shake off his opponents for a gain of about NQA
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', fi like a veteran. HPossum" always played clean, hard foot-
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hx ii for himself and glory for Abilene High at the position of "fit
,, ' fullback. It seemed a tradition that was lived up to, that
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Eagles through many victorious battles to the State cham- XV'
pionship. His quick decisions and fine generalship have ' FA
directed our team for two years to the final game. Chile
does everything as well as he held the ball when 'Tetei'
kicked A. H. S. into victory over the Waco Tigers.
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Flesher, right tackle and heaviest man on the team, was
a tower of strength that our opponents usually had spotted, HX Q25
Flesher was a player of the first rank both on the offense
and the defense. Whenever our opponents got the offense, A , '1
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halfback that Abilene High has ever had. This was i "'-' -
Lloydis first year as a letter mann but he could be de- is f tt' i L 1
pended on to take any place in the backfield. His broken- t
field running was a pretty thing to watch. Once in the
Wichita game it appeared as if he stood still and, after in j ig
letting five tacklers take a try at him, then gave them the
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lil '4Comps" is a sub full-back and half-back who could
always be depended on for a gain, He is a hard man to
fpfl tackle because of his peculiar method of ground-gaining!
Wax a running, stumbling fall. This can be vouched for by all ,if
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Fr and the rest of our reserve men we have little fear as to
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the Waco game. Time and time again Waco hurled her
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ABILENE 7-STAMFORD 0
The initial game of the season, played with Stamford, was a terrific struggle, the score 7-0
showing in a measure, the fierceness of the combat. Neither team knew itself, that is to say
that since this was the first game for both schools, neither eleven showed very close team work.
But every one will admit that Stamford had a defense that was almost invincible. The Stamford
crew showed their strength once by holding Abilene for downs on the 10-yard line.
The only score of the game was made in the last five minutes of play, during which time
the Eagles advanced the ball from midfield by a series of end runs, line bucks, and forward passes
down to the 9-yard line where, on the third down, Pete passed the ball across the goal line to
Leroy Jennings, a substitute who had taken Brooks' place on end. Pele kicked goal as the
Saturday, October 6
ABILENE 62-EASTLAND 0
Two weeks after the Stamford game, we met Eastland and had an easy victory over her,
beating the Red and Black warriors by the score of 62-0. Wonders had been worked with Eagles
due to the efforts of Coach Shotwell, and We opened the game with a rush that has always been
characteristic of old Abilene High. ln the first quarter, we secured the lead and, although East-
land fought hard, maintained it throughout the game. All of our subs and part of the second
team men were used, but they proved their meltle by making touchdowns almost at will during
the final quarter.
Friday, October 12
ABILENE 25--COMANCHE 0
By beating the Comanche eleven, we drove another peg into the ladder in our climb for the
State Championship, The Eagles gave the Comanches' a perfect exhibition of broken-field run-
ning when Steve galloped for sixty yards and put over a touchdown. Steve was not the only one
to do stellar playing, however, for Bounds, Dub, Chile, and Pete all came in for their share of
the honors. Mason and Boyd starred for Comanche.
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ABILENE 104.-DUBLIN 0
We smashed the Dublin aggregation by the top-heavy score of 104--0. The Eagles got the ball
at the beginning of the game and made a touchdown in the first three minutes of play, after
which touchdowns came frequently. Several times Abilene received the ball on the kick-off and
ran through for a touchdown. The longest run of the game, a distance of eighty yards, was
made by Steve when he scored a touchdown through right tackle.
The interference of the Eagles was a pretty thing to watch. Every man was in his place, and
the Dublin team was unable to break through to the man with the ball. At length Dublin was
forced to stop playing in the third quarter because she did not have enough substitutes to re-
place the men who were forced out of the game on account of injuries.
Friday, October 26
ABILENE 59-BIG SPRING 0
We moved up another round in our climb for the State championship when we beat Big
Spring to the tune of 59-0. This made our fifth victory, and brought the total number of our
points scored this season to 2579 as yet the Eagles' goal line was uncrossedf
The Eagles drove their talons into the Big Spring aggregation, and at no time was our goal
line in danger, while we crossed their goal line nine times. Four of the touchdowns were the
results of forward passes, one of an intercepted pass, and the remaining four came as the results
of straight football. Probably the most brilliant feature of the game was Seep Browne's
interception of a Big Spring forward pass and his racing sixty yards for the goal. Bob Compton
also showed his ability as a broken-field runner when he ran forty yards through the entire Big
Spring team for a touchdown.
Saturday, November 11
ABILENE 74-BRECKENRIDGE 0
At the beginning of the season, Breckenridge was considered the strongest team that Abilene
would have to meet in District 3, but as a fan expressed it, 'fBreckenridge had a lot of beef, and
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its stages, the Eagles smothered Breckenridge by 3 score of 74-0.
The Green and White warriors were able to make only one first down during the entire
game fthis was done in the last minute of play on a forward passl while the Abilene team made
a total of thirty-three first downs. The Oil City crew fought hard, but they were overwhelmed
by the Eagles, offensive, but even so, a good many breaks were against the Green and White.
Abilene, who took the offensive in the first part of the game and kept it the greater part of the
time, pushed across a touchdown in the first four minutes of play. During the fourth quarter,
when all the subs were in the game, and they were pushing across touchdowns almost at will a
Breckenridge man was heard to say, HAbilene has seven backfield men! and each one of them is
about as good as the other,"
Tuesday, November 16
ABILENE 19-CISCO 7
Every football team has its off day, the day we met Cisco was our "Friday l3." According
to dope, the Eagles had a 64--point edge on the Lobos, but the dope bucket was turned over. The
backfield of any team Cannot win without the support of the line. The Eagles did not play as a
perfect machine but as eleven individuals. This was most likely due to their underestimating
Cisco's strength. Cisco fought hard and put across a touchdown, a feat that only Boody Johnson
could do last year. Red Smith, Cisco's right tackle and the greatest menace to the Eagles line,
broke through the line several times and smeared as many plays.
The Eagles scored during the opening minutes of play in the second quarter, but Red Smith
broke through and ruined Pete's chance for the extra point. A penalty and 21 fumble then gave
Cisco the ball. A Cisco man caught, juggled, and finally held what appeared to be an imp0ss'lf e
forward pass. He was brought down on the 5-yard line, and on the fourth down the Lobos pushel
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The Eagles were unable to score during the third period, and it surely did look dark for a
while. But in the fourth quarter, the Eagles came back with the fight that has won for us many yi '
a time when everything else had failed, and carried the pigskin across Cisco's goal line twice.
The final whistle blew just as we brought our score up to 19.
Friday, November 23 Z
ABILENE 53-STEPHENVILLE 0 Z
For four times in as many consecutive years Abilene has been the undisputed champion of 94
District 3. By smothering Stephenville with the score 53-0, we again maintained this honor. ,
Although the Eagles outweighed the Yellow Jackets twelve pounds to the man, the Stephen-
ville team put up, in the first quarter, the strongest offense we had met up to that time. But the A
Yellow Jackets were strong on the defense as well as on the offense, and they displayed their fj
strength by once holding us for downs on our 4'-yard line. 'iffy
The main event of the day came when Steve thrilled the crowd as he side-stepped, dodged,
and stiff-armed his way sixty-four yards for a touchdown. Although the stands were filled with
Stephenville rooters-for the game was played at Stephenville-he was given a mighty cheer,
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ABILI-:NE 95-FORT STOCKTON 0
The biadistrict game was played on the West Texas Fair Park gridiron. This game could
hardly he called a combat-a track meet would be a more suitable name-for Abilene piled up
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It is not intended to cast any reflection on the Fort Stockton team, but it must be admitted that they
were so far outclassed by our warriors that they hardly furnished us scrimmage practice. As ,
evidence of this fact, Fort Stockton was able to make only nine yards during the entire game, and Q
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Abilene received the ball on Fort Stockton's fifty-nine yard line, and in five downs we pushed 41
across the goal line. Touchdowns followed in rapid succession until, at the end of the half, the 4
ld score stood 82-0 in favor of Abilene. Fort Stockton, realizing the hopelessness of her situation,
gave up the game in the third quarter. By winning this game, we won the championship of Dis-
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life By defeating the Golden Sandstorm, we annexed to our list of victories the championship fr
of Districts 1 and 2. Amarillo came to Abilene determined to get revenge for the defeat suffered
c' ' by them at our hands last year, but they met a team more determined than ever to defeat them
again. The Golden Sandstorm took a funnel shape in the first quarter, but the Eagles settled the
dust in the last three quarters. After all is said, it must be admitted that if Kelly, the Sandies' ,
left half had been able to stay in the game, the score might have taken on a different aspect. X
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Amarillo was strongest, making three consecutive first downs. During the second and the third
quarters the Eagles scored fourteen points, but it remained until the fourth quarter for the shower
of points to come-we Htotedi' the pigskin across the goal line five times in that quarter. Dub
brought the spectators to their feet when he intercepted a pass on Amarillo's 20-yard line and
breezed eighty yards for a touchdown.
Friday, December 14
ABILENE 25-WICHITA FALLS 0
The Eagles exemplified the fact that team work is better than one-man playing when they
defeated the Coyotes. To Leo Baldwin, Wichita's lanky left half, who was said to be the best
backfield man in Texas high school football, must go the honor of being the outstanding player
of both teams. Wichitais attack was centered around Baldwin, and in defeating him, we defeated
The game in the first quarter looked as if it would settle into a match of strength and force
against strength and force, but the superior team work, the better playing, and the greater
knowledge of football possessed by the Eagles won for Abilene. The first quarter passed with
neither side's scoring. In the second quarter, Dick grabbed Baldwinis punt on the 10-yard line
and lumbered across the goal line. In the third quarter Steve, running true to form, stepped off
sixty-seven yards for a touchdown-the longest single gain of the game. In the fourth quarter
Baldwin gave Abilene a clear case of heart failure when he broke loose and ran forty-yards. It
looked as if he were good for a touchdown, but he failed to take into consideration Tubby, who
crept up on him and made a beautiful tackle from behind.
This game settled the championship for Northern Texas, and again gave us the chance to
mix it with Waco, the champions of Southern Texas.
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The Eagles screamed and sank their talons deep into the Tigers' fleshg the Tigers roared,
If bit, and scratched, but the Eagles came out victoriousi by three scratches. By defeating the QQ
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ft The scene of this memorable battle was on the muddy, rain-soaked, grid-iron of the Fair
1. t Park Stadium, Dallas, on the drab Friday afternoon of December 21. By drowning the Waco -
,i Tigers in the slush, we won the State championship'-the thing we had been slaving and working
14 5 for for four years.
To name the heroes of the State championship team would be to name every man on that
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'f machine. But the names of Pete Hanna, Dub Wooten, and Herring Bounds will go down in the jf
history of Abilene High because their work was more noticeable than that of the others. Pete .ET
3 rose to the dizzy heights of fame when he kicked the field goal that won for us the championship
L of Texas. Fans still wonder how Dub maintained his footing on that muddy field. On a dry field
. Dub's return of punts for such great distance would have been marvelous, but on that slippery
S surface-adjectives cannot describe his performance. Bounds stood out for his wonderfully well-
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As the statistics verify, Abilene clearly outplayed Waco in every department of the game.
except in passing, and the Eagles did not try any passes. Waco lost her best chance to score
when she fumbled the ball on Abilene's 7-yard line, The second quarter was a hard fight through-
out, during which time- Abilene made two first downs, and the period closed without either
fl. team's gaining any noticeable advantage. Both sides were getting desperate. The fourth quarter
was almost gone when Abilene punted over the goal line. .lust as Kelly, Waco's right half, tried
if and end run from the 20-yard line, he fumbled, and Dick, scooping up the ball, ran several yards
Z nearer the Waco goal line before he was brought to the ground. In three downs, the ball was
Z placed squarely in front of the goal posts. Pete dropped back to the 25-yard line and place-
kicked the mud-covered pigskin squarely between the uprights. The Abilene fans went wild,
and, right then, there was not one who would not have gladly given everything he or she poss-
sessed to Pete. The Tigers started an aerial attack in the last few minutes of play, making two
good gains on passes. But in spite of this advantage, Boody Johnson miserably failed when he
X tried to drop-kick from the 32-yard line. The ball was recovered by Abilene on her 4-yard line,
if and here it rested when, a minute later, the final whistle blew that brought to Abilene the State
This was indeed the grand finale of a glorious season for the unconquerable Eagles, the
toast of Abilene High and the pride of all Texas.
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Coons Donald Compton Wells Coach Shotwell
We have had a successful season in basketball, even if we did lose the county title to Guion
after we had won the championship of the northern part of the county. We annexed victories
from several strong teams, among which was Stamford, who had not been defeated for seventeen
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cles, but track practice proper, under the direction of Coach Shotwell, did not start
until the latter part of February.
On account of the early date of going to press, we are unable to give the results
of the county and district meets, but as the time for these events draws near, the
prospects for a winning track team look bright. Among the letter men back this year
are Captain Bryan, Pete Hanna and Bill Rathmell. Dick will surely show some one
strong competition in the hurdles, Pete is still covering the middle distances in record
time, and Bill is showing up well in the weights. The most promising of the new-
comers this year is Roy Stevens, who comes to us from Merkel. Steve was third
high point man at the State meet last year, winning second in both the 100 and 220-
yard dashes and Hrst in the broad jump. He also starred in football this year with
the Eagles. Arlos Cilbreth is another honor man in the State meet last year, winning
third in the half mile, class B.
We hope that the 1924 track team will win laurels for themselves and glory for
Abilene High School.
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Judging from present indications, it seems that Abilene will he well represented
in tennis this year. The girls, under the direction of Mrs. Hicks, are showing up
nicely,fRay and May Wood in the doubles and Alice Southworth in the singles.
The boys under lVlr. Allen, are fighting hard for places on the teams, and it looks as
if we are going to send all our teams to Austin this year.
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There are between forty and fifty men coming out reguarly, and with seven letter
men back, the chances for a winning team look good. The annual American-
National game is to be played on March the eighteenth. A three-day series of games
has been scheduled with the Golden Sandstorm at Amarillo, to be played on April
27, 28, and 29. A game has also been arranged with Rotan, but the date for playing
has not been set yet.
Since this book goes to press so early in the year, we are unable to give an
account of any of the games, but We hope that uDusty'7 lVliller, the captain, will lead
our team to many victories.
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O Diana, goddess of the moon and of the chase,
Why dost thou stand forever in that same old place,
And act, and look, and seem so queer,
And not at all like most of us here?
O Lady fair, why hast thou never drawn that arrow from its quiver?
Why is thy stag eager to jump forever,
And yet it never tireth?
And thy bow-it never fireth?
0 Goddess, things queer are happening here,
But some of these to you are very near,
And the queerest things that I ever did see
Are happening right here by me.
For thou art called the goddess of the moon,
And yet thou remain forever in the gloom
Of this old dreary study hall,
And never even to thy two companions dost thou call.
What happens here at night,
That makes thy stag look such a sight,
With his feet where his horns should be,
And his horns adorning his knee?
Why, on some occasion, with a ribbon on thy head,
Dost thou dress up in gaudy green and red?
Dost thou seek the lover's kiss of a modern cavalier?
If not, why dost thou wear the headdress of one who sits so near?
I know thou dost not like to talk,
Especially to a mortal who the lowly earth must walk,
But Goddess, as I before thee bow,
Wilt thou answer just one question now?
0 Diana fair, for four long years have I sat here by thy side,
When I am gone, oh tell rne, if thou canst decide,
Wilt thou remember me as I will remember thee, or still
Wilt thou forget me as all these other mortals will?
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The annual affair which follows the Army-Navy game was given
at the Parish House, October the sixth. As the game which opens
the football season ended in a scoreless tie, and since the Army won
the ticket selling, the Navy was in charge of the reception, however
the Army 'cchipped inn and shared the expense. At eight olclock
the crowd began to gather, and by eight-thirty it had assumed ap-
preciable proportions. The program, consisting of group contests,
jokes, and games, was so very well organized that every minute was
full of hilarious fun. This verv successful affair was culminated
by refreshments consisting of chocolate ice cream cones, which were
enjoyed to the utmost by two hundred happy enthusiastic guests.
JUNIOR-SENIOR HALLOWE,EN PARTY
On the cold misty evening of October 27, the Juniors gave a
Halloween party honoring the Seniors. At seven-thirty olclock, the
ghosts crept up the stairway, and halted at the door which led to
the beautifully decorated 'LYW rooms. At the door each ghost had to
expose his identity. ln turn, he was given a number, a pencil, and
paper, and sent in to recognize his ghost friends, and to write their
names on his paper. The one who collected the greatest number
of names was awarded a handsome prize.
Witches, dens were stationed in each corner of one of the rooms,
and every spook had a chance to have his fortune told by a wise old
witch. After everyone was gathered into one room, the lights were
turned off, and a very weird ghost tale was told by Miss Empress
Young. Music and singing were furnished during the entire event.
When all were unmasked, everybody took part in a snake dance.
During the latter part of the party, a long line was formed and each
guest in turn was served a plate containing an all-day sucker in witch
costume as a plate favor, pumpkin pie, and coffee. This was one
of the happiest events of the year.
GLEE CLUB PARTY
The NYU halls became the scene of much merry making as the
boys and girls of the Abilene High School Glee Clubs gathered to
celebrate their coming out. Eats, fit for the followers of Euterpe,
were passed, but these served only to tease our palates forgalasl
glossy snakes, celebrating the victory of the Eagles, danced in, and
suddenly all was dark. When Pluto reigned no more, behold!
there were no snakes, likewise, no refreshments. But singers
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The first appearance of the Glee Clubs was in the operetta 'LO
Hara San,'7 by Edward Johnston. This was a delightful presenta-
tion. The colorful Japanese costumes and scenery added to the
attractiveness of the program. Of special note was the excellent
work done by those taking the principal parts. The dramatic work
was exceedingly well directed by Miss Myrtle Trantham.
Persons in the Operetta
O Hara San ............,.................,.,.,.......,..r..........,.,..,....,, Maurme Brown
O Kashi Kintara ............
Kanaya ,.,,........................., .,...,,......... C arl Williams
0 Toya San ....,.,.......,.,......,.,, ......,..... E lva Claire Miller
Prince Nashimoto Fushimi ...... ......... H arry Lee Carpenter
O Toku San .......,,.................. ,...................... V era Hall
Tokiaki ....,.......,...... ..,....,,......... A utra Whisenant
Musical Director .,,......
........Miss Mary Jane Kelso
Dramatic Director ..,,.. ........ M iss Myrtle Trantham
Stage Manager ......,,. ..,.......... C layton McCauley
Accompanist .......... ....,,....,......t L ucile Smith
Business Manager ....... ,...................,... .....,,....... W i nneford Crossley
Costume Designer ...,.......,...,...........,..,............,.,.....t Mrs, Eugene Pearce
Maids: Lois Danner, Elizabeth Russell, Mary Virginia Austin,
Josephine Gavin, Ellie Mae Slaughter, Violet Turner, Gladys
Stephens, Bessie Green, Lorena Cook, and Pauline Cook.
Student Dentists: Floyd Thomas, Archie Jackson, Hugh Cockerell,
Winneford Crossley, Woodard Robbins, J. Frank Coffman,
Robert Coffman, Stuart Leach, Clayton McCauley, and Paul
Courtiers: Erman Miller and Arlos Gilbreth.
Geishas: Faye Estes, Vernelle Stimson, Katherine Brady, Mary
Ryan, Madge McCauley, Madie Bryan, Juanita Bacon, and
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To none other than the Majestic at Dallas was afforded the
pleasure of being the first to have as guests the members of the
victorious football team from the West. From box seats adorned
with those gold and black blankets smeared with the precious mud
from a victorious gridiron, that valiant team and its beloved coach
enjoyed a theatre party-yes, enjoyed it,fe-for it was indeed a treat
just to sit and Watch the stars in another field of action Without
having to exert any physical or even mental effort. No form of
entertainment in recognition of their enviable achievement could
have been enjoyed more.
I turned lo the cliotionary
For a worfl I COUtlllll,l spell,
Anil closerl the book when I hall found it
Anti zlippeil my pen in the well.
Then, I thought to myself, HH0w was it?"
With a sense of inward pain,
And still 'twas a little floubtfztl,
So I turned to the book again.
This time I relnarhezl, allow easyfv
Als I lnuttererl each letter oler,
But when I got to the inklvell,
'Twas gone, as it went before.
Then I grabbezl that dictionary
Anal I spell its pages through,
.finrl unfler my nose I put it,
With that lloubtful moral in view.
I helzl it clown with my bolly
While I gripperl my pen quite fast,
Anil I howlefl, as I tracezl each letter,
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Rah! Rah! Rah!
lt was all the nine hundred of Abilene High marching in time
to a now triumphant uSWing.7, First came Mr. Green and Coach,
followed by the band, the team in uniform, the Pep Squad in coats
of gold and black, the scrubs, the student body. Down First Street
to Chestnut, across to Oak, to Pine, to the station, to the Baptist
Crowds along the wayfand cheers. Abilene had won the
The Silver Football was hers.
At the church there was a wait while Mr. Henderson, head of
Interscholastic work in Texas, was coming.
The band swung into a march: 4'When Abilene's old men all
fall in linef' Certainly it must have echoed down South First. Cheers
-more music growing into a storm of applause when Henderson ap-
In the address which followed, Abilene was given the tribute
due to clean sportsmanship and athletic ideals. At last a package
was held to view and the wrapping removed. Every head bent for-
It was the silver football, symbol of championship, which had
for three years approached almost within grasp of Abilene High,
then had eluded her eager fingers. On a polished ebony stand it
rested in all shimmering beauty a memento to the year when Hanna,
Bounds, Hembree, Wooten, Rathmell, Wells, Bryan, Stevens, King,
Watson, Brooks, Flesher, and Browne plugged doggedly to victory,
a memory of that last year Coach Shotwell belonged to Abilene
High, more than all an incentive to 'ccarry onw through years to
come toward the goal Abilenels men have set-fair-square ideals,
clean sportsmanship, victory!
THE EAGLES, BANQUET
uThe Eagles swooped down like a wolf on the fold
And devoured the Pep Squad arrayed in black and gold.
Not the real live girls, but the lollipop kind
That marked where they sat when with Judge Caldwell they dined.
It was a memorable feast for the Eagles at Mary Frances Hall
When the fudge and the Cowboys made merry for all."
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The last day for practice had arrived, Tomorrow the big game was on. Tomorrow at two-
thirty, Weston's players would go on the field to battle for the gridiron championship. For four l'L
long years they had worked, fought, and prayed, this year piling up the highest score in the state, EQ
with their goal line crossed only once. Todayis practice and tomorrow-the agony, the suspense- jf,
all would be over. For several of the fellows this was the last game, and they were determined 53"
to win. lndeed, they must carry .the blue and gold to victoryl
The team came early to this last practice. An eager team it was, and in splendid condition- lf,
seemingly. A swift succession of punts and downsg then a puzzled frown darkened the face of
Coach as he watched a tall player across the field-Stanley Garside, wonder right halfback and 1
captain of the team, affectionately dubbed g'Stan,' by his friends and admirers. ln truth, though ,.
still a boy of eighteen, he had scores of ardent admirers and some hero worshippers. "Stan can
do it,', they would say. He could-at least he always had. A bad play from the right halfbackl 4
Another and then another! All during practice Stan had made bad plays. Was he so worried ,'
about tomorrow's game? lt was not like Stan, this nervousness, softness, and the lag in his light- it
ning run. Coach frowned again. What was wrong? Q
There was a whistle, and the players gathered about Coach. He spoke in quiet tones of 41
'Alf every man goes into the game with his mind made up to win, we CAN'T lose."
He glanced sharply at Stan. and his lips set in a hard line. Those tired eyes and that worn- ffffffg
out look spoke of orders disregarded, late hours. Coach stepped closer and detected a faint 'lqfff
odor of cigarette. He started to speak, then checked himself, The boys were watching him, their jlffffi
Coach-a little fellow-the greatest, the best, the cleanest high-school coach in the state. 1117
"Stan, you may turn in your suit!" he snapped,his brown eyes blazing. "You're not fit to play.
Wleive no place for youf,
Practice started again, leaving Stan on the sidelines in a daze. He made his way blindly
to the hllule Burn." Later. the boys came, but there was not the laughter, yelling, whistling, and
singing that always accompanied the showers and dressing after practice. Instead a strained
silence pervadcd all. f
- In front of Weston High stood Stan's gray roadster, and toward this he directed his steps. I
He crawled in, slumped down in the seat, and set his foot heavily upon the gas. The car shot
out into the lake road at a more than necessary speed and wound through the foothills at an
insane pace, making the last turn towards the big lake, on two wheels. Stan had forgotten the
treacherous sand beds. Mechanically he applied the brakes, the car swerved, plowing headlong
into a roadside bank. Stan stepped out, still dazed, and strode the remaining distance to the lake.
Completely exhausted, he sank down by the wateris edge and buried his bead in his hands. C,
Hours and hours he sat thus. a mocking in his ears:
i'You're not fit to play. We've no place for you."
The fellows stood about him, with a look in their eyes, questioning, almost pitying. Coachl
Coachl He could not face the accusing eyes even in thoughtg yet they were there-blazing.
"Stanley," called a soft voice. Why. nobody now ever called him that. "Stanley,,' it came ,,f
again. He looked up into the face of his beautiful mother. That she should see him there-he X,
shuddered. She knelt down by him and placed her arm about his shoulder. What a relief!
"Look, son," she said after a time, pointing out across the water. There before him lay Wes-
ton. She told him of its hopes, its possibilities, its future-an educational center unequaled, a city if
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unexcelledg and its shining light was a large. cream-colored building on an attractive campus,
enfolded in clouds of blue and gold, A double sidewalk surrounded the campusg trees and flowers
grew in abundance. Other buildings were on the campus, too. lt must be-of course it was
Weston Highg and those other buildings were the Gym. the Library. and the Manual Training
and Domestic Science Laboratories of which they had tlreained--now a reality. How familiar the
sight, yet one that caused a hurt deep inside. -Xnd this was the school he had deserted.
Not love that? Oh, he did love it. Those colors? He wanted to walk over the water to it
all, crying out that he was not yellow. not a traitor.
The sun was up when he awoke. By degrees he was himself again. What was it-this feeling
of duty? Stan arose and went to his car, bnt to his surprise found a broken axle. For the first
time, he realized the distance that he had made, He must recover that before two-thirty. Would
a lift come?
It came. A shackly old car passed, and he hailed it. Somehow they reached Weston High
just as the one oiclock whistle blew.
At the north door Stan met Coach and grabbed his arm.
i'Coach, you were right to put me out yesterday. I was doing things wrong. Iive changed.
Something has happened to me. Iive got to do my part for Weston High. l owe it to her."
Coach was like a man of stone.
"Coach, I'm out-I know. I'm not asking to be back in. but can't I put on my suit-just this
last time-and sit on the sidelines? lill carry water, do anything just to be there-dressed in the
old colorsefor the old school. Coach, can't l? Coach, you don't know what it'll mean. Can't
I, Coach? Can't I?', he pleaded.
Coach looked straight at him, then nodded his head.
How slowly those three quarters of the game passed, and the hours and hours long they
had been. The fourth quarter came. Score 0-0. Could Weston do it? Stan had torn up the
ground where he sat, and had almost gritted his teeth out, More than he had ever done, he fer-
At that moment the reserve right halflmaek was knocked out. ,Xlready the team had begun
to weaken. Would Weston fail? Stan sprang to the little man.
'LCoach, hels hurtl Let me in!"
A few seconds passed.
'ACoach, welve got to do it. It's my team. They trust me. I can do more with them, tired as
they are, than anybody else. Coach, for Gods sake let me in!"
"You canit say no. I've got to! You've got to send somebody ing they're waiting on you.
We can do it."
UGO on. Report to the referee."
Had a miracle happened? From where did the team's new strength come? The spectators went
mad. In a trance Stan heard strange signals faintly reaching his ear. From instinct only, he
caught the ball and plunged forward. When he got his breath again. signals were being called.
Again he caught the ball, and was nailed to the ground with a short gain. More signals, He was
up running for the goal, something drawing him on. He plunged across.
After a time he felt himself being raised in the air. In the arms of his laughing. crying, and
shouting team he was paraded over the field. When he was lowered to the ground, a hand gripped
his. It was that of Coach.
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Mr. Klingman: When a Japanese student
fails a course at the university, he jumps
into the ocean.
Miller Harris: I'm glad that isn't a cus-
tom in this country.
Helen Paxton: I insist that zero will go
into one once.
Mark: All right. You get a gallon buck-
et and a barrel of nothing and see how
long it will take you to fill the bucket.
George Stowe: Pete was almost drowned
Grace: Really? How?
George: The pillow slipped, the bed
spread, and he fell through the mattress in-
to the spring.
Miss Clack: Whom does Lady Macbeth
Will Sutton: The twentieth century wo-
Floyd Thomas: When does a variable
reach its limit?
Mark Anthony: When the difference be-
tween them becomes less than the small
end of nothing sharpened to a point.
Mr. McGlamery: The people called these
little bills "shin-plastersf'
Bill Rathmell: I guess they carried them
in their socks. K
Mr. Klingman lspeaking of an article in
"'l he Literary Digestvli "How many of
you saw this on the North Pole?"
Bill Bathmell: Thereis lots of electricity
in my hair.
Helen Paxton: Sure. It's connected to
a dry cell.
Miss Woodall: "Whitt, if you should be
called upon to prove that Abilene is a
good place to live in, what would you tell
Whitt: 'Td tell them what beautiful
colored water we have here."
Of all sad words
Of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these:
"Write this theme again!"
Miss Clack: "What is the difference be-
tween deer and dear?"
Bill Rathmell: 'LThe first refers to an
animal that is graceful and swift, but shy
and timid: while the latter refers to an
animal who is graceful, swift, but usually
brazen and boldf'
Football Player fduring Waco gamelz
"You're the most wonderful girl I ever
Girl in Pep Squad: "Hold that line.'
Heard in the "Pep,' Squad at a football
game: "Hold 'em-I know you can!"
Mr. Dudley: "How is your algebra
Miss Harrison: S'They are just a bunch
of dummies. I have taught them all I know
and still they don't know a thing."
Mr. Lynch, in seventh period Chemistry
class: 4'l don't like for you to use slang,
although it is abbreviated. Sallie, here,
said in her notebook that she held a test
tube of gas over a flame and it burned like
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THE III. A Latin class had been dis-
cussing a picture of the Coliseum which
was hanging in the class room.
Miss R.: UI hope you see the sights of
Rome before many yearsf'
Rupert H. '4You know, I'd like to see the
Miss R,: "Uh huh. Well, I'm not going
especially to see the women."
Rupert H.: "Uh, she is going to see the
Miss Clack: What is the definition of
the word '4varmint?',
Will Sutton: It is an animal to be avoid-
edg for example, the polecat.
Mr. Dudley: Girls generally choose
wholesome reading matter.
Cap Browne: Let them try 4'Whizz
A class ques-
Miss Clack fasking a IV
tions on Macbethl : William, what did you
think about Macduftvs son?
William Swenson: Well, I think he was
Lloyd Brown fat a Senior meetinglz "I
shall let Bill Rathmell take the chair while
l submit this suggestion to the classf'
Bill R.: "Hand it to me."
Breathes there a Fish with soul so dead
Who never to a teacher has said, V
When across the Study Hall an eraser he
has sped, I
"I didnit do itg it was the guy just ahead.,
,lake illathmell persisted in talking non-
sense when Mr. Anthony asked him to be
Mr. Anthony: "Jake, I want you to get a
pencil and piece of paper and write down
every thought that you have during the
,lakez 'Tm sorry, Mr. Anthony, but I'm
afraid there would be all blank space."
Mrs. Hicks, in Latin class, when
Adolphus Jennings reads better than usual,
'6Well, the baby is learning to walk."
Miss Woodall in Public Speaking class:
"Everett, make a sentence in which you
use the word cadult'."
Everett Boyd: HAdults, fifty centsf'
Miss Woodall: "That is not a sentence.
Now Everett, collect some other thought
with that and make a sentence that is
Everett rises, assumes a dignified air
and bleats out, '4Adults, fifty centsg chil-
dren, two hitsfl
,lim Jennings in history class: "ML
Klingman, why donlt you explain the les-
sons more-like Mr. McClamery?"
Mr. Klingman: A'0h, why, I might ruin
my voice, you see I am going to Chicago
to train it next winterfl
In Study Hall, Bill Rathmell: "I hear
you are a great poet, Fritz?" "Recite me
one of your masterpieces."
'Tritzi' Southworth, without any thought
of what he is going to say:
"Once there was a little boy named Billy,
And this little boy was so awful silly,
That when he died,
He got a free ride,
To the land where it is never chilly."
Mr. Anthony in Geometry class: 4'You
can,t cut anything in two and make noth-
ing out of it unless you cut an apple in
two and eat it.',
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THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
A poor little freshman prepared to climb a tree,
He opeld his eyes to see what he could see.
On one high limb an English book dangled,
"What,s that?" quoth he. afust something new fangled-
I think Iall leave that outf,
So he started to climb on the other side,
A slim little algebra book, he saw with pride,
Thinking, 'cThat I can managen, but when xls and yls began hitting
He picked up his dinner pail and began his wild flight,
Saying, HI think I'll leave that outf,
From the tree of knowledge, he fled to an apple tree,
He picked up an apple, he mastered it well,
Thought he, "Why not follow the example of Adam and Eve
And let the tree of knowledge go to --ug
fThat last thought he should have left outf.
For the same thought he voiced to his Ma,
Who got a switch from the same apple tree, and told Pa.
Too late he saw his folly, but the pain he felt,
The next time he found himself at the tree of knowledge, he helt
And didn't leave nothin, out.
The sun that brief February day,
From us did hide his face away.
The snowflakes covered all the earth,
Dame Nature had to a new world given birth,
A memorable day was this at Abilene High,
Moans were heard, and many a sigh-
Miss Tommie Clack could not be found,
Alas, faithful one, she was snowboundf
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TO A MOUSE
There once was a mouse of adventurous mien.
All day he had gone without fat or lean,
And in the wee small hours of the night
While he was wandering o'er all the house,
High on a shelf he looked at a sight-
A sight most wondrous for a mouse.
Now this precious object-namely, a cheese,
Which every mouse thinks is quite the beeis knees
Had fallen from a shelf and now lay in a bookg
This marked the end of the poor mousels luck.
On the book was marked the single name Burnsg
But, as I may say, all that a mouse learns
Is "Eat, drink, and be merry, do just as you please,
For who knows but tomorrow they'll stop making ch
Because of this the mouse couldn't tell
That on the page where the old cheese fell
Was written that poem now known to fame.
"For a' That, an' al That" is its name.
Since virtuous in all respects was the mouse,
He decided to take some cheese to his spouse.
He looked about for a bit of paper,
And into his eyes grew the desire for a caper.
He tore from the book the sheet of the poem,
Wrapped up the package, and started for home.
But ere he reached his mansion bright,
Into the day had faded the night.
" 'Tis breakfast time," said he with a grin,
As he busily stuffed the old cheese in.
Now this greedy mouse was in such a hurry to eat,
Cheese and paper went down in a manner not neat.
It made him sick, and for three long days
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A TALL LIVER Story or HOW TONs Fell
Herbert Rutledge Southworth
Once upon a time there was a boy named Lee Mac JONES. He was descended from two
KINGS. His great-grandfather was it COOPER, and his grandfather was a WAGONNER. He
was born at Stratford-on-aVON, but his father had later moved to AUSTIN, Texas, but then re'
moved to BRAZIL. -
There were three little boys who lived near him. One was ,IACK'S SON, another was JOHN'S
SON, and the last one was STEPHEN,S SON. They could not talk very plaing and when they
wanted Lee, they would say, "MA, CALL LEE," und when they got angry at any one they would
say, MMA KILL ROY."
Lee was a very strong boy, and he could carry a HOD ,IUSt like a man. He was also very
fond of animals. One day after he and his father had crossed many BROOKS, had gone down
many LANES, and gone over many HEATHs, his father, a MILLER, who had been in COXey's
army said, "See the RAM SEE it, son?" It is called GIP, SON.
The boy did not like the ramsg so he turned his head beHIND. Seeing neither STAG NOR
any other animal, except 11 lamb, he went to the lamb. HMY LAMB," he said as he petted it.
"BAA Baaf' said the lamb.
He then adVANCEd to the HANDY man, HAM ELTON, who was sawing WOOD. "Are
the LOGS DONE?" he asked. '
'4Yes, but I donft think I shall finish those ASH logsf, he said. "These AXES are so dull.
I shall probably have to WHITTLE them away. lf I do finish them, I shall feel like a NEW MAN."
Lee was a very sharp boy, and when he looked at the axes they became sharp. He handed one
of them to the man, who said, 'SNOW it CUTS. MAN. You did just what a good BOY'UD do."
As he was walking down the road, he met a man HAULING SHEDS. The man handed a
petition to the boy, who looked to see the names on it. There were NONE, and for this reason
the boy would SIGN OR do any things else. He thought there was MORE GAIN in not doing so.
He went to his LARGE HOMES, He had two homes. In one of them his grandmother, who
was a NOBLE lady, livedg in the other lived his mother. It was a WOODEN house painted
WHITE and BROWN. Lee spent most of his spare time at the MILL HARD by.
He knew that he was late to dinner, for he had heard the BELL. He sneaked past the BUT-
LER and sat down at the table. The COOK was sick, and his mother was serving a steaming dish.
'LIS it BACON ?7' he asked, 4iHOW'S that? OH LIVER. You know I donit like liver, especially
if you FRY it.',
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before. It made him so sick that he had to stay in bed awhile. Then he went out into the yard where
his YOUNG mule was. The mule was CALLED WELL. Lee went to see the PARSON'S daugh-
ter, RUTH, who was a very pretty girl and had some beautiful LOCKS. The parson was a very
studious man, and had written a book entitled l'What is the SOUTH WORTH-an Accurate Ac-
count of it GINNINGSY'
Ruth did want to ride the mule, but when Lee told her that a mule PACKS TONs she con-
sented to ride it. When she had mounted it, the mule got LOOSE in the FIELDS.
'LTURN HER, turn her,', he cried.
"HOW? LET me know," said the girl as she fell into the MUD. '
'GHOW HARD the ground is" said the poor girl, "Co and get one of my KIN, SIR Kade, the
CARPENTER, to help you."
Then Lee went to her KIN, KADE, the carpenter, and told him to build him a cart. When
it was finished, the boy asked the PRICE
" Five billion rubles," answered Sir Kade.
"Great SCOTT! I have only two NICKLESY said the boy, as he grabbed the cart and ran
away. He went to get his sister RAY, while Sir Kade pursued.
Lee and his sister tried to raise the unconscious girl, but she was too heavy. They just about
GAVE IN. With all their POWERS, they could not budge her.
"If we wilL EACH do our share, it will be all right. MY, AT this rate we'll never WIN.
SET her down againfl said the boy. "Look, her HAIR IS white, it must have scared her to deathfl
He caught the mule and, with its aid, raised the girl. NLASS, SET HER down easily," he
said, and when this was done, he cried, "HAIL, HAIL!"
He had rejoiced too soon, for the carpenter was fast approaching. Lee began to CART HER
and run as fast as he could. They soon came to a strange land. He felt his ELESH OR his
bones quiver and rattle. He had a LIGHTFOOT, and his knees ran away in a SHAY. 'iHANs off!
HEY, KNEE," he said, but his HEYS were of no avail.
There were strange animals all around, MGRR-IF-A THE little boy-fi They heard no more,
they ran so fast. uLook at the CROW, LEEg and what are those, MAC, GUINEAs? They have
HORNS BY their heads. And look at that 'WIIIZZING ANT with a TAIL, OR are those legs?
Look at the HAWK INSide of the cloud," said his sister as she rattled on.
There was a strange stream near them. Lee stood listening to the murMUR. RAY was look-
ing at the TROUT, digging GRAVES in the creek BED. FORDs were carrying away the gravel.
There was 'a HERB AND a GREEN WOOD nearby.
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Lee fell into the creek and caught 3 cold. "JN FREEZET' asked his sister. "Believe me,
you had better get rid of that COUGH, MAN."
They soon became hungry, and Mac gave Ray a half of a stick of colored dynamite to chew
on. f6But, Mac," said Ray, "I want it entire, MAC, ENTIRE? Mac refused to do this, and she
Soon they came to the SuDAN. HER eyes spied a flag in the distance. As they approached,
they found that it was flying over a pirates' cave, The pirates laughed at the boy because he
had SOOT ON his face, BLACK BURNed cork on his hands, and gREASE on his trousers.
Sal, the chief, was playing a GUITAR, while the DRUM MAN was playing a WOOD DRUM.
On their heads the pirates wore large HOODS. PATHS led from all directions to the wateris
edge, where there were many BRIGS. Pirates were mending the broken REEFS.
They made the boy High Lord CHAMBERlain, and his work PRESSED ON him heavily. The
pirates would always drink very much RUM 'F they could get it. Every day Lee had to make some
BREW. "ST1R it well and then let it set," were his orders.
Whenever he ate an apple, they would say, "Give me the CORE, LEE." Every morning it
was, "Get the BROOM, LEE," and in the evening, they would say, "Get the pipe and the STEM,
SON." Then he would go and get a light and the chief would ask him, "How many WATTS, SON ?"
If it were not exactly RIGHT he would have to go and get another. When this was done and
had MAC DONE ALL his work, he could go to bed. But when he asked the pirates whether he
could go home or not they would answer, " 'S WHEN SON T'
Ruth had, meanwhile, regained consciousness, hut she and Lee had a quarrel, and Lee was
again a FREEMAN. One day they would have tears and the next DAY FUSS. The pirates teased
Lee about this and they would often say, "Where is your LASS, LEE?" Then Lee would say,
'LL ,US BE friends, l did not mean to RILE YE." But it was of no avail. Finally he made the
best of it and shouted, "METHUSElah, but it feels good to be FREE!
The town of Burtsl lay near byg and since their food supply was running low, the pirates
decided to ROB BURTS of its bank BONDs and then buy food. They told LEE to ROB BINS
of the corn but he refused.
When the pirates were gone, Lee went up the mountain sideg but he soon returned, for he
had seen Sir Kade and some of his friends. "l'lOYl" he cried to Ruth and Ray, i'Let's hurry up the
hill before he sees us."
They were too late, he saw IHERI. BREEzes were blowing so hard, that they could hardly
stand up. "My, look at that MOB, LEE!" cried Ray.
4'Hey, SAL YER birds have flown the coop," sang the parrot outside the cave.
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her arms around Lee's neck and had already caused him to fall many times, but by luck he saved
himself. Again he slipped and was hanging by a root which was gradually slipping.
NCLING MANW said his sister, but it was useless. Down through space he fell. He hit the
ground with a thud. Ruth fell on top of him. He heard a rushing of feet and his mother spoke
'ALee Mac JONES, get up from that floor. How did you ever happen to fall out of hed with
all that cover on top of you?"
MORAL-If your girl is a detriment to you, cast her off before she pulls you down.
DUSK OF DAY
Herbert Rutledge Southworth
Dusk is falling, blood red is the western sky,
Save where pierced by a long spear shaft of blue.
Floating in the fleecy blue,
Are the phantom memories.
Rushing madly, my life passes before meg
Faces long forgotten I see,
Things long gone from my life.
Then, as the drowning man clutches at a straw,
Vainly I strive for a moment to reach them.
And, as I ponder,
Into the distance fades the blue
As out of my life go the memories forever.
Dusk has fallen, dull pink is the western sky.
LONG LIVE SOIVINAMBULISM
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And you may judge for yourself whether he's wrong or right,
But if you want to see a most amazing sight,
fust watch the traok men at A. H. S. wear pajamas in broad daylight.
On the following pages will be found thc names
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He Knows It Will Please
"Good Bakers Bread is Besz for Toaslii
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HANEY-STGNOR OROCER COMPANY
CROCERIES AND FRESH MEATS
902 N. Second Sl.fPhones 125, 127, l28
When You Think of Moving, Think of
W. T. WILSON TRANSFER SZ STORAGE CO
MABILENES LEADING TRANSFER SINCE iso?
s Furnishings, Shoes, Hats and Clothing
Our Modern Cleaning Plant Assures
SERVICE and SATISFACTION
"The Marfs Storei'
J. C. PENNEY COMPANY
1175 Busy Sl o res
l4l Pine Street :: Abilene, Texas
y Goods, Really-to-Wear, Clothing, Shoes, FlLI'IlTSlIilZgS
22 YEARS OF PROGRESS!
The Proof of Good Service is Co11,slm1L Growth
Tough As a Rhino
EVERY CUPPLES USER MUST HE SATISFIED
O. WOOTEN CROCER COMPANY
Everything to Wear for
Women and Children
PERRY-J ONES COMPANY
A COMPLETE SERVICE
MOULDIlYCSfThat meet the seasonvs demand.
I71iAMESfIn all sizes, prices and finishes.
SLPPLIES-For every photographic need.
I1 E X S T U D I O
2-L9 Pine Street
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ABILEN E STATE BANK
RESOURCES ox'ER sa00,000.00
"Where you feel all homev
THE PHILPOTT FLORISTS
QITALITT FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Shop Phone 1602 C h
reen ouses Phone 1091
IVI O B L E Y I-I O T E L
sixrr SINGLE ROOMS
New and Modern
Cafe in Connection FREE BUS
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P f Highest Qualityflloocl as the Best-Cheaper than the Rest.
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H. T. Hodge, Manager
EULWILER MOTOR COMPANY
Cars - Trucks - Tractors
A Drug Store 44With a Personal Servicew
WE APPREC1.4TIC YOUR TRADE
LESTER ELLIS DRUG COMPANY
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Q aranleerl to Work Perfevtly- fAll PIECES'-Cilllel Roll Oil' the D lx
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MONTCOMERY DRUG COMPANY
if is-A M1NcUs-PRICE Co.
We specialize on Commencement Suits and Young
Nh-n's Wearables for
'WI1 HIGH SCHOOL isovs
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MLEARN THE VALUE OF INSURANCE"
Insurance is no longer classed as expense, the value of insurance is being taught
in all the schools the Nation over. There will be insurance problems in your future
and we will be glad to give you our experience and advice in all matters pertaining
THE W. WILLIS COX AGENCY
INSURANCE AND LOANS
Suite 3 and 4 Compton Bldg. Phone 320
HICGINBOTHAM-BARTLETT LUMBER CO.
AB1LExE,s BIG HLHIJING MATERIAL sromg
4th and Pine Street Telephone 7
J. W. POOL COMPANY
cRocEH1es AND coA1,
East of Post Office
The Last Word
Milo err is humang to forgive divinef, If we have been human,
we trust that you will be as divine as We have been otherwise.
If you like any particular part of this book, bestow the praise
where it belongs, that is, upon the editor in charge of that particular
partg if you dislike any part, cuss the Editor-in-Chief. Too much
credit cannot be given to the Business Manager and his staff. They
have handled the financial affairs very creditably and have accum-
ulated the money which has made the publication of this book pos-
sible. To Emmett Bryan, head of the art staff, goes the credit of
having Worked faithfully, having made the book attractive from the
standpoint of beauty, and having saved more money on art work
than any previous artist. Besides the regular members of the staff,
we are deeply indebted to Francis Finberg, Will Henry Haney,
Francis Fry, Opal Roberts, Vernelle Stimson, Herbert Southworth,
Eula Belle Wihittle, lloberta Turner, Dolly Louise Chambers, Her-
man Corley, Josephine Gavin, Evalyn Swenson, William Swenson,
Elbert Lasseter, Mrs. Smith, Miss Cristopher, Mrs. Norwood, and
Miss Weaver for their faithful work and co-operation in editing this
volume of the FLASHLIGHT.
l do not wish to take advantage of this space to give vent to the
time-worn and stereotyped laments of an editor. I have not burned
a tremendous amount of midnight oil, neither have l grown gray
nor torn my hair in anguish of worry. Of course it has necessi-
tated some work, but I am still alive and am threatening to pass in
some of my scholastic work.
At last the printers seemingly insatiable thirst for copy has been
satisfied, and all we have to do is wait a few weeks for the finished
product. We have tried to present to you in the form of a history the
accomplishments of the School of l924g this has been comparatively
easy, for she has accomplished much. How well we have done this,
you may judge for yourself. The time has come to part, and it is with
mingled regret and relief that l put away the battered old type-
writer and submit this, the last sheet of copy, to the printer, trust-
ing that you will peruse the book with pleasure and point with pride
in later years to l92l, the greatest year in the history of the greatest
of all schools, Abilene High School.
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