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cuts RECORD (woeecj ficeiTeecM V (TBI(MGTb(M fllGfi CfltjCiLtEfje Oracle VOL. V NO. 5 JUNE 1918 PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OP ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ABINGTON, PA. SIXTY CENTS PER COPYSINCERELY DEDICATED TO OUR CLASSMATES WHO HAVE SO NOBLY ANSWERED THE CALL TO THE COLORS NEVIN HARWOOD CHARLES KAUFFMAN LOUIS AIPEL LAWRENCE DOYLE ggsot jt. SENIOR CLASS LEWIS AIPEL. (Apple) “Me, ( lory summons to the martial scene The field of honor is the sphere for men.'’ Born September 1, 1899. Football. 17. ’18; Track. T5, T6. T7, '18; Glee Club, '17; Senior Play. '17; Alpha Alpha Chi. '17. '18. Favorite expression, Oh, Maggots.” VIOLA ASHTON'. (Vi) Terserrerance is the thing that counts.” Born December 15, 1898. Favorite expression, “Oh, my goodness.’ FREDERICK A. BROSS. (Brass) 'll hat should a man do, but be merry f” Horn May 20, 1898. Oracle Staff. TO; Boys' Glee Club, '17, '18; Con spirator in Flukey Duke.” Favorite expression, Shoot. I'm ready. WILLIAM BOWLER. (Bill) T dare do all that may become a man; H’ho dares do more, is none. Born March 12, 1901. President Boys’ Glee Club, '17; Senior-Junior Debate; Alphonse in cast of Flukey Duke.” 5DONALD BUSH. (Din) Him for the studious shade A. ind nature formed.' Born December 24, 1899. Class Basketball, '15, '16, '17, ’18; Class Treasurer, T6; Captain ind Team Basketball, 18; Basketball team, TO 17 18; enior-Junior Debate, 18; Track team, '18; Athletic- Editor, Oracle. '17; Alpha Alpha Chi, '17, '18; Chorus “Flukey Duke. Favorite expression, “Great Day.” GEORGE BUSTARD. (Bustard) But this is but the surface of his soul And in the depth is rich and better things.' Born January 29. 1898. Glee Club, T7, T8; Class Prophet. Favorite expression, ‘T’H be.’ RACHAEL CARTER. (Rae) All the beauty of the place, Is in thy heart and in thy face. Born January 25, 1901. Glee Club, '17, T8; Chorus of “Flukey Duke.' FRANK E. CHESTERMAN. U'hes) I iieasy lies the head which wears a crown.’ Born September 15, 1899. Baseball, 15; Captain, 16, 17, 18; Basketball, T7, T8; Track. T6, T7, T8: Senior Play, T7; Glee Club, 17, T8- Class President, T8: Class Vice-President. 17; Alpha Alpha Chi Vice-President, T7, T8; Puke Miguel in cast of Flukey Duke.” Favorite expression, “That’s tough!” WALTER A. CLAMPFFER. {Walt) Unforced with punishment. unawed by fear. His words were simple, and his soul sincere. Born March 15, 1902. Glee Club, T7, T8; Messenger Boy in cast of The Flukey Duke.” Favorite expression, “Naturally. 6HENRY N. CHUBB. (Chubby) And when a lady s in the ease You know all other things give place.” Born September 14, 1901. Entered from Rochester, X. Y. Oracle Staff, '15; Class Basketball, '15, '16, '17, ’18; Football, ’17; Basketball Varsity, ’18; Glee Club, '17; Class Secretary, '16; Jack Jones in cast of Flukey Duke; Alpha Alpha Chi, ’17, '18. MARY COOPER. O, undistinguished space of woman's will. Born March 24, 1899. Operetta, ’16; Girls’ Glee Club, '17, '18. Favorite expression, Hancock.” FRANKLIN DILWORTH. (Irish) He said, Or right or wrong, whatever came into his head.” Born October 18, 1899. Entered from Huntingdon Valley High. LAWRENCE DOYLE. (Pudds) was born an American; I live an American, and shall die an American.” Born August 12, 1899. Entered from Cheltenham High ’17. Football. '17. '18; Senior Play, 17; Oracle Staff, '17: Editor-in-Chief, Oracle, 18; Alpha Alpha 6 hi, 17, 18; Glee Club, 1 . F'avonte expression, Remember Abington. V j EDWARD J. FINCKE. (Xigger) His kingdom his mind, and his will his law.” Born December 22, 1899. Basketball, '15; Captain, '15, ’16, '17, '18; Class Basketball, ’15, ’16, '17, '18; Baseball, '15, 16, '17; Captain. !8; Football, '17, ’18; Tennis Captain, 16, '17. 18; Glee Club, 17; Class President, '16; Oracle Staff, T5. T7, '18; Senior Play, '17; Baron in cast of Flukey Duke:” President of Alpha Alpha Chi, ’17, ’18. Favorite expression, Watch it, Mack.” 7LAWRENCE GRACEY. (Shrimp) “I do not like this fooling. Born August 15, 1901. Glee Club, 18. RALPH GRACEY. 'Physicians either cure or end us. Born November 4, 1899 Baseball, '18; Cheer Leader, ’18; Literary Society; Glee Club, '18; Alpha Alpha Chi, 18. ELDRIDGE GROSHENS. (El) He was a scholar. And a ripe, and good one. Born September 17, 1899. Debating team. ’17, ’18; Class basketball, ’15, '16, ’17, '18; Basketball Team, T8. FLORENCE I. GRIFFITH. (Griffie) In their motions harmony divine. So smooth’s her charming tones. Opereatt, '16; Glee Club, '17, '18; Oracle Staff. '18; Vice-Pres. Class T8; Petty Smith in cast of Flukey Duke;” Phi Chi Psi; Favorite expression, “Whoops. MARGARET HAMEL. (Peggy) She speaks, behaves, and acts just as she ought. Born July 10, 1890. Operetta, '16; Glee Club, T7, '18; Chorus of “The Flukey Duke;” Secretary, Phi Chi Psi, T8. 8NEVIN HARWOOD. (Nev.) A soldier would be, to fight with bravest heart for righteous cause.'' Horn May 25, 1899. Entered from Pittsburgh High School. Tennis team. '17. 18; Oracle Staff. '18; Alpha Alpha Chi, T8; Favorite ex-pression, “Good night.” CHARLES KAUFFMAN. (Dope) Duty is above all consequences.” Born April 10, 1899. Entered from Rockledge High School, TG; Track. 17. T8; Glee Club, 17, '18; Alpha Alpha Chi. MABEL KLINE. (Babe, Meg, Kliney), Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll Charms strike the right, but merit wins the soul. Born February 24. 1901. Class Editor Oracle, T6, '17; Operetta Cast 17; President of Glee Club, T7; Secretary of Glee Club, T8: Anna Smith in Flukey Duke. Favorite expression, Oh Honey. It’s only Camouflage.” JOSEPHINE KXEEDLER. (Jo) She reasoned without plodding long, Xor gave her judgment wrong.” Born March 15, 1900. Operetta, T6; Chorus of The Flukey Duke.” STANLEIGH KREWSON. “ would have our dwelling houses to last, and built to be lovely.” Rorn August 17, 1899. Glee Club, 17, 18; Literary Society, 18; Flukey Duke” T8. 9ELIZABETH LACHOT. (Betsy) “Her voice was ever soft. Gentle, and low—an excellent thing in woman. Born July 7, 1898. Glee Club, '18; Phi Chi Psi; Chorus of The Flukey Duke.” MARY MICH EX ER. “'Give thy thoughts no tongue.’ Born March 1, 1899. Favirote expression, “Oh. don't you know- something like that.” CECILIA MEBUS. (Ce. Cec.) ‘‘Sport that wrinkled care derides And laughter, holding both his sides. Born February 23, 1901. Basketball earn, '18; Class Basketball, '15, '16; Chorus, “Operetta” 16; “Picked Up Dinner;” Chorus “Flukey-Duke;” Treasurer Phi Chi Psi. HELEN E. MEBUS. (Shorty) There is in life no blessing like affection. Born March 27, 1859. Operetta. '16; Oracle Staff. ’17, ’18; Glee Club. ’17, T8; Miss Pinchin in The Flukey Duke;” Phi Chi Psi; Class Treasurer, '17. RUTH McMURRAY. “ 'Tis education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined. Born September 12, 19(X). Attended Phillips High School, Wis., Huntingdon alley, Camden, and entered Abington in 18. Basketball team, '16; Chorus of “The Flukey Duke;” Senior-Junior Debate. 10REBECCA MAXWELL. The greatness of all the Born September 1, 1898. (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm) Gods go tvith thee.’’ Favorite expression, Good Lands.” WILLIAM MATTSON. (Bill) The man that blushes is not quite a brute. Bern July 9, 1900. Entered from Rockledge High, '16. Baseball. T7, 18; Tennis, T7, '18; Football, T7. 18; Glee Club, '17, ’18; Oracle Staff, '17; Senior Play, ’17; Treasurer Alpha Alpha Chi; Class Poet; Debating team, T7, T8; Class Basketball. 17, T8; 2nd team, '18. GEORGE XATTRESS. (Xatsy) He might be silent and not east away His sentences in vain.” Born October 15. 1900. Boys Glee Club. '17, '18. Favorite expression, “You said something.” GRACE NORCROSS. For if she will, she will—you may depend on't, And if she won’t—so there’s an end on’t. Born August 27, 1899. Chorus “Feast of the Red Corn,” ’16; Glee Club, '17, ’18; Oracle Staff Artist, T7, ’18; Senior-J unior Debate, '17; Class Secretary, 17; Student Advisory Board, T8; Mrs. Thompson, “A Picked Up Dinner, ’18; Mrs. Smith, Flukey Duke.” ALICE OBRECHT. U, blessed with temper whose unclouded ray Can make tomorrow as cheerful as today.” Born January 29, 1900. Glee Club, '18; Chorus of Flukey Duke.” Favorite expression, “Oh, Good night.” 11VIRGINIA PARSON'S. (7mmV) Laughter is easy but the wonder lies What store of brine supplied the weeper's eyes. Born June 8. 1899. Operetta. '16; Treasurer of Glee Club, T7, T8; Chorus of The Flukey DukePresident Phi Chi Psi. FRANCIS PATTERSON. (Frank) From a safe port 'tis easy to give counsel. Born July 28, 1QC0. Operetta, T6; Glee Club, '17, T8; Chorus of The Flukey DukePhi Chi Psi. CLAUDE A. PHIPPS. (Beau) A little nonsense now and then is relished by Born September 6, 1899. Tennis team, '17, T8; Student Government, '18; Football, T7, '18; Baseball, T5, '16, '17, T8; Track. T7, T8; 2nd Basketball team, 18; Class teams; Oracle Staff, ’17; Business Manager, T8; Picked Up Dinner,” T8; Tobe in cast of “The Flukey Duke; Glee Club, T7, 18; Class President, T7; Senior Play, '17; Orchestra accompanist; Alpha Alpha Chi; Mantle Oration. Favorite expression, “Ma Soul.' MARION POWERS. It were vain to speak, to weep, to sigh. Born August 16, 19C0. Glee Club, T8; Chorus of “Flukey Duke,” T8. Favorite expression, “Good night.” F.I.OISF. A. ROBERTS. (Trout) Time, place and action, may with thee be wrought. But genius must be born, and never can be taught.” Born .March 25, 1900. Operetta. '16; Glee Club accompanist, T6, T7, 18: Vice-President Phi Chi Psi; Chorus of The Flukey Duke;” Class Secretary, '18; Class Song. Favorite expression, Yes, that’s so. 12MYRTLE RUTTLE. (Murt) Her eyes dark charm 'twere vain to tell.” Born November 2, 1898. Operetta, ’16; Glee Club. T7, '18; Basketball, ‘15; Chorus of The Flukey Duke.” HELEN SCOTT. (Scottie) 1 dare not trust those eyes They dance in mists, and dazzle with surprise. Born December 23, 1898. Operetta, '16; Secretary Glee Club, '17; Glee Club ice-President, 18; Dorothy Smith in cast of The Flukey Duke;” Phi Chi Psi. '18. Favorite expression, Yes, dear. Dorothy Smith; Phi Chi Psi, T8. Favorite expression, Yes, dear.” CRAIG SCHEETZ. (Craiyit) Why did my parents send me to the schools That I with knowledge might enrich my mind.” Born May 6, 1899. Baseball, '15, '16, ’17, T8; Football, ’17, ’18. HARRIET L. SMITH. (Smythc) “I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people. Born November 7, 1899. Entered from Grand Rapids, Michigan '16. Glee Club, '17, T8; Oracle Staff, T7, '18; Chorus of “Flukey Duke; Student Government, 18; Phi Chi Psi; Class Prophet. Favorite expression, “Oh, my soul.” LAURA SMITH. (Smitty) All orators are dumb when beauty pleadeth. Born November 26, 1898. Operetta, '16; Glee Club. '17, '18; Double (Juartette. Favorite expression, This is a little between me and the public.MARGARET B. TULL. (Peggie) Honesty needs no disguise or ornament; Be plain. ’ Born lune 9. 1898. Operetta, T6; Glee Club, 77, T8; Chorus of •The Flukey Duke.” Favorite expression, What did she say?” MARIAN TULL. ( It happiness of sweet retired content To be at once secure and innocent. Born June 9, 1899. Operetta. T6; Glee Club, 17, T8. Favorite expression, “Ask Margaret.” CROFTON UN I AC. “I do not like much ceremony.” Born January 23, 1899. Entered from Cheltenham High School, 78. DOROTHY W. WELSH. (Dot) Her air, her manners All iiho saw admired.'' Born September 1, 1900. Entered from Germantown High 78. Two Lunatics”; Delores in cast of The Flukey Duke. Favorite expression, That's not so good. CATHERINE WHALEN. (Katinka) “A woman already won. Born November 11, 1898. Operetta, 16; Girls’ Glee Club, 77, 18; Chorus of “The P7ukey Duke;” Secretary and Treasurer of The Oracle, 18. Favorite expression, My goodness. 14DOROTHY WHEATLAND. Our sensibilities are so acute. The fear of brine) silent makes us mute. Operetta, 16; Chorus of Flukey Duke. t ALICE WI1ITKAM. (At) The people free from cares, serene and ,;ay Pass all their mild untroubled hours away.” Rom January 23, 1898. Chorus of Flukey Duke. Favorite expression, Golly-whiz. CHARLES WILLIAMS. (Charley) am in a holiday humor. Born July 31, 1898. Oracle Staff, T6; Conspirator in “Flukev Duke, ’18. Favorite expression, Where do we go from here? MILLVILLE L. WILLIAMS. 'Antiquities, art. He is fond of. He knows the old masters by heart. And his taste is refined. Born January 11, 1901. Glee Club, ‘17. ‘18; Orchestra, T8; Librarian; Pedro in cast of ‘The Flukey Duke; Class artist: Literary Soiety. MARY WILSON. «o) (Wilson) Blest with a taste exact, yet unconfined A knowledge both of books and human kind. Born October i4, 1899. Basketball class team, 15, T6; Basketball team, ’16, T7, ’18; Captain ‘17; Glee Club, T7, T8; Oracle Staff, 16, T8; Chorus of Flukey Duke: Pi Chi Psi: Class Yell. Favorite expression, You look similar but I fails to organize you. HELEN B. McCLCRE. Her air, her manners, all who saw admired, Courteous, though coy. and gentle, though retired. Born October 22, 1897. Glee Club, 17, 18. Favorite expression. Believe Me. 15- ri K To rescue from oblivion the memory of former students, and to render just tribute of reunion to the many great and wonderful adventures that befall the Class of 1918 is the Historian's purpose in adressing you this evening. We were the largest class to enter Abington High School up to the year of 1914. There were seventy-eight of u? Altogether forty girls and thirty-eight hoys. Green you ask? Yes, that always must be the lot of Freshmen. But, ah! what a delicate soft shade, not visible to the naked eye, hut only after a most careful spectrum analysis. There is not much of importance to be told of those first few months. We were all rather shy. at first, and full of apprehension lest we should do anything to raise the wrath and ire of the tyrannical upper class men. We were divided into the General and Commercial sections, these sections differing principally in name, the work being practically the same for the first year. ’Twas during the first semester that we proved to the faculty and to the upperclassmen as well, our ability and ambition to be good diligent students, a reputation that has not fallen. Little of note happened that year, most of the time being occupied by study and becoming acquainted with our classmates and faculty. The following September we returned, but not all of us. for the mortality was high in the Freshmen vear, but the moat fitting had survived and were now raised to the Sophomore strata. We could now fully appreciate what an extraordinarv class we had been; for roundhs''T?efe the incoming classmen, small puny and backward in appearance, possessing none of he marked and Stirling qualities of the previous class. F.arlv in the term we organized, electing Edward Fincke president, and choosing the blue and gold for our colors. 16At this time a distinction was made in the courses, the majority preferring to foiiow the General. We soon became entbioiied in what seemed a nopeiess struggle to fathom the mysteries of Plane Geometry; while our classmates, the Commercials, were introduced to shorthand and book-keeping. During the basketball season of 1915-16 Fincke and Chesterman were holding regular and permanent places on the school team. That same season our class team captured the school championship, an honor that was never wrested from us. With the winter season and mid-years as history, the spring months passed quickly as all happy months do, and before we were aware of it, the term had closed, but not without a good frolicking picnic at Neshaminy Falls. Yet I can not pass over that year without mentioning the new members, .Margarete Curtis and Harriet Smith. The following summer passed none too quickly for us. Indeed, we were glad when September, 17, rolled around. It grieved us much to find some of the old faces missing, but joy o'ercame our grief when we discovered the new members to nil their places; namely, Charles Karffman of the Bankrupted” borough. Bill Mattson, the only human chantelion in captivity, of the same town; Xevin Harwood of the Smoky City” and “Pudds” Doyle the Oracle's illustrious Editor-in-Chief. Elections were held early in the term and as a result Claude Phipps became class president. That fall, football was added to Abington’s long list of sports. The team was composed chiefly of '18 men, captained by “Nigger” Fincke. The following winter saw the Boys’ and Girls’ Glee Clubs organized, two very interesting and helpful additions to our school life. But let us not forget our new work; French, Economics, Cicero, advanced Algebra and typewriting having become elective for the Juniors. The number of electives scattered the class somewhat; however, the same general fellowship and good felling was maintained in our class life. During the winter the leading social event was the Senior Reception. It was held in the gymnasium, and besides being a good social gathering it firmly cemented the good will between the classes. • In February our Debating Team convinced the Seniors. Audience and Judges, that the minimum strength of our armies shou'd immediately be raised to twice its present number and we thereby set the present administration’s army program. Mid-years, spring sports and finals, soon things of the past and our year was ended. Franklin Dilworth, Croften Uniac, Dorthy Welsh, joined our happy forces as we went “Over the Top” to attain that which we are at present celebrating. At an early date the class met and honored Frank Chesernten with the Presidency. selected the cornflower as the Class flower and made “F.sse Quant Videri” —“To Be. Rather Than To Seem” our motto While the commercials were delving in the intricate problems of law. others were passing through the crises of the day. Thev were having Trig. A terrible 17period that. It was worse than going to your own funeral,—going to Tiig. class. When you attend your own funeral you know the undertaker chaperones part of you, while the test, according to the doctrines of theology, had the preference of going one direction or the other. But when you went to 1 rig. class, the doctrines of theologv could offer you no consolation; there was no help, something hoi was sure to be coming and it was awful hot when it came. Our classmates have seen us filing into that room, our hands limply at our sides, our eyes dilated with terror, the cold sweat of anguish upon our brow. And the indescribable expression of horrible anticipation writ upon our faces and they thanked their lucky stars that there was no Trigonometry in the Commercial course. With the various activities; social, school and athletic, we Seniors were about the busiest people on earth. Our all IS Suburban High School Champion Basketball Team, Mr. Osmond's farewell reception, Mr. Hecks congratulatory reception, the Senior reception and Mrs. Fleck's linen shower, show that a Senior's life is a busy one. The mid-yea-.s safely out of the road we began a musical comedy under supervision of Mr. Boyd. “The Fluky Duke” (and for a time it seemed as if it were to be really “flukey’) p.ovcd to be the best Senior entertainment ever produced in Aldington High School, both financially and otherwise. Xow receptions, plays, ball games, tennis matches, track meets and exams, are all things of the past and the Class of '18 in all its gory, is before you. But let me add. that in all the hurry and bustle of Senior life we have not forgotten our national patriotism. That flag speaks for itself. Four classmates in active service. They are: Lewis Aipel and Lawrence Doyle of the U. S. Marine Corps, Nevin Harwood and Charles Karffman of the Tank Corps. An honor roll worthy of such a class. Time does not permit the Historian to enter into a detailed account of our class or to sketch fully the history of so an illustrious a body of young people. A complete chronicle of four years passed within these walls would fill several volumes. But he is content, his ambition is fulfilled; if he has succeeded in handing down to posterity a record that will be an inspiration and incentive to future classes, that they may tread the straight and narrow p th of scholarly achievement and graduate with the same honors which have distinguished the Class of 1918. El-DRIDGE ( jROS hens. CLASS YELL. Rickety Rah! Rickety Rkx! Rickety X-X-X-X-X. Rickety Reen ! Rickety Res. Eighteen ! That’s Us. Rip, Rah, Rah, Rah. Rah. Keen. 18, 18, 18. 18. Mary Wilson.CLASS POEM DUTY Lite is like a transient dream, All things are real but soon they'll seem To disappear from us forever Life’s too short for us to never Think of Duty’s call to us. Are we fulfilling our duty to our fellow-man Are we doing all wre possibly can To help him in his troubled life. In trials, tribulations and in strife He needs us, are we answering bis call? Our country has heeded to the cries, And now is trying to calm the sighs Of millions, bound by cruel fate. We know that we are not too late To win the fight for worldly freedom. Our country needs us one and all Let us arise and answer the call Of those who are suffering under Autocracy. And save the world for true Democracy Is that not a sacred Duty? Our fathers shed their blood for us, They did not fear to join the chorus Of those who passed to realms above. They did it only for the love Of us and those who’re yet to live. r; 19 There are four in our class who have answered the call Which comes from afar to us one and all. If in life it may be their mission To down the tyrant in his cruel ambition May they be blessed and their lives be spared. We here have a Duty to perform If we cannot fight, or face the storm Of shot and shell, we'll do our best To help our boys to stand the test Of hardships and of tribulation. If we answer the call To thine ownself be true” We are doing all that we're able to do. For when this is accomplished we have done Our duty to ourselves and everyone. For being true to one’s self is being true to all. We the class of '18 before to-night Flave tried not to lose the sight Of Duty, in our High School career. And we have tried from year to year To do our best to accomplish our task. We’ve many years of our life before us yet. While we're facing its trials, may we never forget, That our life here is just as we make it And we hope that thru life, in all its beauty. The Class of 18 will do its Duty. 20 William Mattson.CLASS SONG 18 is met to-night, And looks back o'er four years. Four years of work, Four years of play. Of laughter and of tears, through all the vict'ries on our way. Through all the work of every day. 18 looks back, for we are gay, Jolly old '18. —Chorus— Jolly old T8 Rally round again To bid good-bye To Abington High, Jolly old '18. We’ve fought for A. H. S. And won some laurels too; We honor her And work for her As loyal students do. To-night we’re leaving Abington. Much wiser for the work we've done, Still we have had a lot of fun. Jolly old '18. Our colors, blue and gold. Shall ever be our guide; The truest blue And purest gold Shall conquer side by side. And “esse quam videri,” too, Shall ever help us to be true; And now we say “adieu, adieu,’’ Jolly old T8. Words and Music by Eloise A. Roberts 21CLASS PROPHECY PROLOGUE A wanderer, 1 journey on my way At eventime when all the country side Is glowing bright with many a rosy ray. The ton id sun who with his p.ercing darts Had reigned o’er heath and hill the whole day long, Now dips his fiery orb beneath yon hill Pursued by numberless clouds with gold-hemmed fringe. How glad was 1 when on the road beyond The waving forest with its unibrant shade Enfolds the scorching pathway in its arms. I pass between those phalanxed columns gray, And see above the restless leafy roof, While round me gleam the eyes of flowers bright. A calmness o’er me holds its quiet reign But longing fills my heart to hear again of those dear comrades who, since scattered had Composed the Class “18’’ of A. H. S. The forest bends apart on either side Like coast retreating from the angry sea, And now before me spreads a sylvan glen All shining, decked with evening’s pearly dew: So quiet is this peaceful Eden Spot No wind dare touch or vulgar hand destroy. A sparkling spring boiled o'er its grassy brim And sent its waters down the sloping green. Upon its bank I threw mv weary form And sipped the crystal liquid from my hands. I stared with thoughtful gaze upon the stream And saw with wonderment and pleasure mixed, Proceeding from beneath each shady leaf, A line of graceful figures brightly clad Tn silver shells and streaming wreaths of flowers. Nvmph and drvad joined in merry dance. When silenced bv the coming of their queen. Tin's fairv goddess wreathed with golden hair With nature grand uoheld her magic wand, A’id faring me she sang this chanting song Accomnanied bv her m-mph and drvad crew 22A graduate is Grace I hear From School of Industrial Art. Her name you’ll find on cover designs Of fame she’s received her part. Virginia Parsons is now at home And teaches Sunday school. She works in all the town affairs While leading is her rule. Mattson is a business man With an office in a scurry, His face is red with anxious zeal His clerks before him hurry. Quiet Rebecca you will find In a kindergarten small. She leads the little children up Into fame’s great hall. A Red Cross nurse is Helen McClure With calm and soothing manner. She makes a good example for The white and crimson banner. est Chester Normal Ruth entered soon And history was her feature. She came to Abington again And the children called her teacher. Mary Michener is studious still, A capable woman too, Her quiet grace has earned her a place Which no other woman could do. Frances found it interesting To study mathematics. And now she teaches little children The plus and minus tactics. 23A stenographer with charming smile Was Mabel in a bank, The president looked into her eyes, Bold cupid played a prank. Joe” Kneedler went to college where French language was her specialty She won the hearts of all French men So great was her ability. Friend Scheetz is now in politics, He’s going pretty strong. He argues from the platform That dancing is all wrong. There’s Phipps he used to tinker round “Tin Lizzies” by the score, Then he built a car of his own And now he works no more. Marion was our Latin shark, She went to Maine to College. There she learned to like baked beans And increased her store of knowledge. Evelyn Schuguski you’d never know Was our quiet Eloise, She made her name by concert fame With her abilities. “Shorty” Mebus is married now And settled happily down, Her husband has grown large and fat On crispy cookies brown. It’s Mr. Mattress now instead Of just plain George you see. He worked a big invention out On wireless telegraphy. 24Lawrence Gracy you will find With fame and riches made, lie used his talent helpfully In the steel designing trade. Margaret Hamel has earned a name In work that is no sport, And spends her time reforming men, She's as good as 100 courts. I I V illiams, Krewson and Company In abilities excel, With oil and brush they do their work And paint their scenery well. Dorothy Welsh, she now resides In a big main line estate, She speaks at nights for woman rights Her hobby’s up to date. Wheatland and friend Whitham Have earned a tidy sum, They pay no heed to life's gayeties Rut stay contented home. iola Ashton’s married now At home she keeps her man, It's quite an accomplishment now you see For very few wives can. Fincke had joined the engineers And through his service great Has now become a famous man By building bridges that won’t break. Chubb has climbed the rocky hill To architectural glories, Roslyn buildings tower high He built of sixty stories. 25Our honor man El. Groshens Is a judge with thoughtful frown, lie hands out grave decisions To bums and tramps ’round town. Harwood and Kauffman were privates brave Who fought the Huns in tanks, They won their laurels and commissions too While striving with the Yanks. Ce Mebus served in the towns of France Among the refugees, And now she leads the Red Cross work A doctor with degrees. With quiet manner and step alert Elizabeth makes her way, Among the cots and bedsides white She holds her gentle sway. Ralph Gracey went to college And studied human ills, His pills are green, his knife is keen, He either cures or kills. Miss Griffith’s voice soared high A concert singer she, Her bank roll’s big, she’s quite a hit With the Victor Company. Alice Obrecht is still very merry And helps the world along, When she’s not busy cashing checks She cheers the bustling throng. Myrtle Ruttle heads a firm For dressing ladies’ hair, Her’s the business end to see, And in the proceeds has her share. 26Aliss Helen Scott is on the stage, A vaudeville star is she, And quite surpasses Nora Hayes When singing up in G. m cap and gown Laura Smith Quite winning did appear. She met a man in an American tank I hat was the end of her nurse’s career. Margaret and Marion Tull are now High in the business world, I heir income is great and now you see 1 hem in their motors whirled. Uniac writes most funny jokes, A comic author too. In wit He's very hard to beat, 1 le s always there with something new. Enjoying now is Catherine Whalen A peaceful married life, She s busy with her home affairs And has no time for strife. Mary ilson is editor of A woman's household page, She gives advice to love-lorn girls And puts cupid in the cage. In walking down a busy street One sees a showy sign. Hooks and pamphlets published here L. Doyle a printer fine. 1 here s Aipel once our man in track, Who many a race has won. It served him well for while in France He was able to beat the Hun. 27Friend Bowler sings in operas gay And wears a spangled gown, He spends his nights on the Great White Way Is quite a man about town. Bross and Williams belong to a firm That helped the Kaiser’s fall By making a hat-band that wouldn’t stretch So his head could not swell at all. “Din” Bush went to college where honors he took And set all the world afire. The earth to its granite foundation he shook If he didn't you may call me a—lawyer. Rae Carter turned her back upon A single happy life; Then wed a Pennsylvania lad And made a fussy wife. Clampffer now is managing A department large and great, 1 le the ticklish job performs Of fixing railroad rates. Mary Cooper was on hand A business woman she, But now a soldier stole her away Now they at home agree. A runner and a jumper Was Dilworth when at school, And even now he’s still in trim He’s under wifie’s rule. Frank Chesterman followed the footsteps Of his father’s inclinations, He’s patching up humanity With wooden imitations. 28EPILOGUE Afar have all those fairy figures fled At sound which human.ear could not discern; And now, I sit and ponder o’er the news Those happy fairy, messengers have brought. Farewell! Oh dancing spirits of other lands! Our class tho' cast and Scattered o’er the world, Still holds the spirit held in days gone by. George Bustard, Harriet L. Smith. MANTLE ORATION T the end of our High School course, that has been four years of social fellowship, enjoyments and hard work, the Class of Nineteen Eighteen has at last reached the goal of all ambitious high school students. Our four years have not been all flowers and good times, for most of us have had work to do that made us positive that the year of 1918 was not going to arrive or that it would be postponed a few months, but the day of all high school days has arrived and we are here as Seniors of Abington. It has been hard to realize, we can assure you, that we do not come back next year to a school which we all love and tried our best to rise above the average high school, but during the last month, I think most of us knew and realized we were leaving, if not by the stress of added work and duties, then by gentle reminders from our Faculty, but most of all gentle touches by the “Oracle,” our school paper. To tell you of all our superior abilities over preceding classes would of course go against our ideas of modesty, but. Junior, do not forget to look at our athletic records and try to the best of your ability to keep them at their present high rate of standing. We realize the gap our class will surely leave in athletics, but we, as befits Senors, urge you to work hard to make Abington the finest school in the land. Next year you will have much better facilities than we have had and we ask you not to be content with past records and rest in your luxury, but strive to better them, although we of course do not think that will be possible by any class now in High School. “The Oracle,” our school paper, becomes larger and better each year. Keep up the good work, for I think all alumni and students of Abington take pride in their school paper. We ask you to attain our dignity and fitting behavior as Seniors and to strengthen our newlv established ideas of student government. Always choose work before play and take as your excellent example our class, the class of Eighteen. So. with this mantle. Junior. I pass on to your class all our various good wishes, and ask you to do your very best for Abington as we have tried to do. Claude A. Phipps. 29THE JUNIOR CLASSE ARE accustomed always to look forward to the time when we shall he seniors, but now let us direct our thoughts backward over the happenings of the year that is past. All too quickly have the weeks and months slipped by, and it seems scarcely any time since we entered Abington High School as poor, bewildered freshmen What ridiculous mistakes we made! But then we quickly learned. At the first glance we see that our number decreased somewhat since we were bright sophomores. But then, fair reader, it is quality, not quantity,” that counts. I o begin with, we should say that the class of 1919 is well represented in athletics, as there are representatives on every team except the basketball squad. C base, Smith, Bayuke, Conway and Gardner hold positions on the football team, the first three named being regulars; Conway, Chase, Gardner and Smith are the track men; Wooley holds a berth on the tennis team, not having lost a match during this or last year; Hale, Reider and Scherbaum are our best baseball players. In basketball activities, Margaret Wilson, Dorothy Langdon and Ethel Haldeman lead our girls. And then a word about the “Sympathy Orchestra” of Abington. The majority of the musicians are of the class of 1919, the professors being Gray, Frank and Charles Conway, 1 larold Roberts, Russell Smith. Robert Kidd and Fred Oliver. There are several who have won their numerals, and there are five who have received the much coveted letter. Now we shall mention the class officers. First, there is Henderson Smith, who makes a capital president. Our treasurer—well, it would be most unkind to lay the blame at Scherbaum’s door if the class dues are not collected promptly. We wish to commend him for his ability along that line. Finally, we would say that everything considered, our class has every promise of a bright future. There will be a large gap to fill upon the graduation of the Class of 'IS, but we will fit the shoes and walk away. Walter Scherbaum Mary Michener 31I'ME SOPHOMORE CLASSi£ opf)t£trie£ L S i to look at this picture on- can see that we are, and will be a great class. We are the best Sophomores that Abington High has ever produced, both in intellect and in athletics. 1 he members of this class who shine as students are as follows • 1 heresa ) oung, Margaret Leusch, Myrt’e Pierson, Kathryn Spayd, Harvey Gro-shens, Martin Lvov, Sophia Zogorski, and Edith Wilson. besides being able students Martha Armstrong, Myrtle Pierson, Margaret Leusch, Beatrice Mathers, Ella Koons, and i heresa Young represent our class in girls basketball. I he athletes among the boys are Jarret, Yates, Penrose, and Mathers, the two former our football sta: s. During the past year William Phippr has proven himself a good president of the class and we are all very proud of him. It would indeed be very interesting to visit this class of ours. One would see, perhaps, Merrill Ambler imitating Douglas Fairbanks (which is his favorite pastime), in Ileadin South, or “A Modern Musketeer.” Then too one might hear Mathers reading I he Sir Rodger De Coverly Papers,” like a freight train, and Florence Reynolds reading the “Odessey” as though Homer were running to catch the “.Yew York Limited.” One of our most popular members, “Ike” Jarret by name, owns a Ford automobile or as it is commonly termed, a “Lizzie,” or “road louse.” WTien the engine begins its chug, chugging, one need but to look out of a nearby window and almost without exception one will see Mildred comfortably seated therein. This vehicle is certainly an object of admiration and envy of the entire school, and “Ike” may well be proud of it, for it is always on the spot, whenever needed, and is an “old reliable” for everybody. ()ur class is also patriotic. A large number are members of the Junior Red Cross, and are always present at the meetings. They have already made quite a few garments. The class of 1920 has always been veil represented at every school functio -and game. Its members have upheld the honors of the class, and have prover themselves thoroughly capable in every way. Altogether, we have been successful in all which we have undertaken, and it i= our earnest desire that we will continue ‘o do so in the future. Beatrice Griffith Dorothy Donbavand. 33THE FRESHMAN CLASSJfresfjman prattle HOOK! Please look on the opposite page. Aren t we an intelligent group? Trampled on by all, showered with names far from complimentary, the |scorned the high school; still we manage to make our bow as the future seniors of ’21. The class held a meeting on February 6th, for the purpose of electing class officers. Victor Scott was elected president; Fred Phipps, vice-president: Martha Stinson, secretary; Oliver Brock, treasurer. Then the Advisory Board had to have two members. Dorothy Douglas was chosen for the girls and Frank Stanley for the boys. ()f class characters there are so many, we can stop to mention only a few i'.rby, of course, would be mentioned anywhere, so we might as well mention him first. As best all-round athlete, biggest all-round fool and class dandy, he is always in the limelight. Sassamon, of the logical mind and tennis playing abilities, stars both as a sportsman and scholar. Hoose and Xoble also show considerable athletic ability. We have had but one interclass event this year, the basket ball game between the Freshmen and Sophomore girls. Unfortunately we lost, but to quote Mr. Smiley, “The I' reshmen kept them on the jump all the time.” The girls who fought for us were Martha Stinson. Doris Foster, Anna Sjostrom, Mildred Shorday, Mildred Gansert and Helen Roberts. Anna Sjostrom was the only Freshman player who had succeeded in making the first team while the Sophmore had three. I hen I-ouchiem, our class politician, will always manage little affairs like class elections, etc. I he musical skill is centered in Sada Hale, whose remarkable talent has been enjoyed by all. Xow to turn to brainy ones. The list is headed by Eleanor Biecker and she has close rivals in !• ranees lull, Eleanor Conway, I.eonore Lever and Kenard Gregory. As for the class in general, we think, kind reader, that you will agree with us in our confidence that by the time u e become seniors, we will surpass any class that has ever graduated from dear old Abington. Dorothy Douglas, Florence Krips. 35CAST OF “THE FLUKEY DUKE “THE FLUKEY DUKE” HE FLUKEY DUKE, a snappy musical comedy given by the Class of 1918, was a great success. 1 he public responded nobly and appreciatively. 1 he unusual feature of the affair was the splendid work of the chorus who with their vivid costumes and dances and castilian atmosphere carried the to sunny Spain; thrilled them with the intrigues of the revolutionists lead by the ambitious Baron. The adventures of Tobe as the “Flukey Duke” kept the audience in lively humor especially when Tobe rivalled A1 Johnson in singing N Everything. A romantic touch was given by the love affairs of Jack and Betty and Dolores and the Duke. Never was such a spectacle witnessed in the halls of our Alma Mater, for it seems that 18 is the only class who has had the facilities and the initiative to put a musical comedy over the top in staid old Abington High. THE FLUKEY DUKE THE CAST AIPhonso ( .. ) W,n. Bowler Pedro . 1 hree blood-thirsty conspirators Melville Williams tl0 ' I Charles Williams Jack Jones, an American newspaper correspondent.................. Henrv Chubb Don Miguiel Subserra.........................................Frank Chesterman ° e.......................................................... Claude Phipps Mrs. Angelica Smith, who is motoring to Monte Carlo.............Grace Norcross Betty Smith, her daughter......................................Florence Griffith Anna Smith, another daughter......................................Mable Kline Dorthy Smith, still another daughter..............................Helen Scott Miss Pinchon, her chaperon........................................Helen Mebus Dolores, a Spanish girl...................................................Dorthy Welsh audience 39THE HONOR ROLL Helen Mebus, Editor E are proud to say that we have four boys from the Class of 1918 in the service. These boys have enlisted since the middle of April. Charles Kauffman and Nevin Harwood are now at Gettysburg in the Tank Service. Their work so far has been merely preliminary training as they will soon take up their real work in England. Lawrence Doyle and Lewis Aipel are stationed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, having enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps. They are taking up work in the Signal Corps. In the near future they expect to go to South Carolina. TO THE BOYS IN KHAKI Than the love of fighting for right and truth. Brave ones, who heard your country's call, Now fight for justice unto all; And we. your debtors, honor you! ’Tis hard to let you go away, Just to the end could you but stay. We want you on Commencement Day; But no. we would not hinder you! Go, but never from us part. Take us along in mind and heart. Let us with strength uphold you! We’ll make the home fires brightly burn, Hoping for your safe return. Praying for you until we learn Our flags in peace floats o’er you. On this honor flag we place a star, But within our hearts more by far Do we place all honor fot you. There’s no greater quality in youth Than the love of fighting for right and truth. And no greater right can there be. Than “Justice to Humanity.” Then go forth, brave boys, and we’ll be there In heart, and here we’ll do our share To win the war for nations just. And crush the Kaiser back to dust, By our strength and by our trust. In God, and boys, in you; Under the red, the white, and blue. 40PHI CHI PSI AIL tlie Phi Chi Psi! The first sorority ever organized in A. H. S. In future years when Abington is greater there will be many sororities and the Phi Chi Psi, then being a time honored organization, will look back for a moment and think of the old crowd in “18,” who were charter members. Of course, when a girl is a Phi Chi Psi, it is not necessary to say that she is an all around girl, for that is typical of the Phi Chi Psi. Starting with the president, we could not overlook her, for Virginia is quite tall and very dignified, at least that is the impression you get if you hav.n t seen her when she wasn’t, and anyway, it is nice to have a dignified looking president. Perhaps a vice-president suggests a person who has not much to say in anything, but with Eloise it is different, for she is one of the most talented and clever of the Phi Chi Psi. Peg makes a fine secretary, as she can read her own writing, an art which I am ashamed to say some of the other members lack. The intricate finances are handled very accurately by Ce, who by this time would make a fine insurance agent or something of the sort, for if she can't get the money out of anyone, then it is time to give up trying. But aside from her responsible position she is not so very serious, as we all can tell, but hush! They are family secrets! Then Helen is a very studious and responsible girl, but has also a lot of fun in her. Frances, too, is always willing to help anyone out and has a disposition as happy as her face. Quite small Elizabeth is and capable of forming her own opinions, then Laura is our poet although she does not have the look that usually goes with such talent, for she is quite the beauty of the sorority. Along with a poet there is always an artist and in Grace, we expect at least one member to become famous. That reminds me, we are not a crowd to keep anything to ourselves and i? we could stand Griffie’s trills, I guess the public can too. and I hope she won’t disappoint us as a musical comedy star. “'Scottie,” also made a hit with her musical comedy part, but I guess it is for her jokes and laughing grey eyes that we wil1 all remember her. Mrytle believes in taking her own time at things, so that is the reason she failed to arrive for the picture, which is a shame, for she certainly would be an addition with her attractive looks. Of course a person can’t tell very much about herself, especially if she hasn't any special gifts, like that of her more favorite sorority sisters, and anyway anyone of them will give you their opinion providing I am not around. I guess it is not necessary to speak qf the merits of the Phi Chi Psi, as actions speak louder than words, but all we ask is, that, all will not forget the old crowd in 18“ who intend to keep, through the Phi Chi Psi, the friendship which they formed at Dear Old A. H. S. 43 Mary Wilson.« THE ALPHA ALPHA CHIALPHA NOTES URING the first weeks of June the movie benefit for the Athletic Association will be given in the Jenkintown Auditorium. At this date the picture has not yet been procured. At all events a fine show may be expected. The Alpha is to be well represented at Lehigh next fall; Bush, Fincke, Fhipps and Chubb intending to enter the engineering department of that university. Four more Alpha men have entered the service. They are Louis Aiple, Lawrence Doyle, Charles Kauffman and Nevin Harwood. The former are in the the U. S. Marine Corps. They are for the present stationed at League Island Navy Yard. Harwood and Kauffman enlisted in the Tank Corps. They are temporarily stationed at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pa. 1 hese last enlistments have increased the Alpha's Honor Roll to seven names. Mr. Osmond, Mr. Fleck and Richard Wooley having previously enlisted. It would be well for the members at home to frequently remember those in the service by news of the school and athletic activities. ORCHESTRA NOTES HE organization, known as the Abington High School Orchestra, was formed late in the fall of 1917, under the direction of Miss Miller. Musical Supervisor of the Township. Previous attempts at such an organization had proved fruitless, due to the smallness of the number of students who played instruments suitable for an orchestra. The first public appearance was made on the evening of January 18. in the high school building at an entertainment in aid of the athletic club. Too much cannot be said about the splendid work done. Altho composed of a comparatively small number, the music has been splendidly rendered. Considering the widely different schools of training and fingering, and also of expression, the combined technique has been especially laudable. The repertoire of the orchestra has been limited to so-called “popular” pieces and some specially fine overtures, altho none have as yet been extensively performed. With another year of diligent practice it is felt that a high grade of efficiency will be attained. It has been asked to play at the Beechwood Commencement exercises, and out-door play; also at the Class Day and Commencement of A. H. S. on June 14 and 18. On the whole, the orchestra has done very credible work, and we wish them success in future years. 45fHE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRAi “THE ORACLE”STAFFSTUDENTS’ GOVERNMENT DEMOCRATIC and new organization was formed at the opening of the year—the forming of which brought in a new phase of high school work. This has been criticised somewhat both favorably and otherwise, and many expressed more than doubtful opinions as to what the outcome of finally be. However, after looking back over nine months of work and experience, we can truthfully and conscientiously say that the Student Government has been a success. Perhaps not the flaring, brilliant success many, more or less, seemed to have in mind, but what is more worth while, a success fast and holding with experience and newly-acquired knowledge, which forms a lasting foundation. To those who feel that members of this organization have done their “bit,” but not their “best,’’ let them remember this: that being a member of the Advisory Hoard is not half so easy as it looks—you are between two fires, so to speak, the students and the faculty, a very hard stand to take and remain steady. Many are prone to criticize and tear down when they cannot seem to realize the work of building up—a very foolish stand to take, but one nevertheless, which can cause much dissatisfaction and trouble in a very short time. Then again does it not happen that usually the very one who offers this timely criticism is the person who does the least to fore-stal it. This is not only true of the pupils, but of the faculty. Every one must do their “bit” to make an arrangement of this kind a success. If there are complaints, make them officially to the board We can not take action on a mere rumor. Think over the matter a little and you will probably find every question that has been brought before our notice has received attention with our best efforts. As I said before, there is much room for improvement. Next year a high degree of efficiency will be obtained through a student court, but no matter how hard the Advisory Board tries, absolutely nothing can be obtained without the enthusiastic cooperation of the students and faculty. There is no reason why this organization should not attain success. This natural step is coming in every school in the country. It is only one in the great democratic evolution of which our country has played such a leading and aggressive part. The most up-to-date schools have it now established as an indispensable factor in their system. Why cannot we also? But there is no question to it. We can, if we will. Hie problem is notsolvable by the Advisory Board alone. It lies with you. the faculty and the students. Think this over between now and September, then make next year an unquestionable example of Abington’s real worth. it would 49w.sArHE BASEBALL TEAMBASEBALL T the beginning of the baseball season it was thought that the loss of Streeper, last year’s star hurler, would weaken the team considerably, but Captain Fincke, whom Coach Kratz has selected to fill Streeper’s place, has been pitching air-tight ball, allowing only nine hits and striking out twenty-six in the first two games with Ambler and Hatboro. Hale and Scherbaum are new men this year playing center and short center, respectively, and, although Hale’s hitting has not been of the highest order, they have been playing a fine brand of ball on the field. Russell Erb, the youthful first sacker, has made an excellent showing so far, both at the bat and in the field. The Cheltenham game is looked forward to with eagerness by the team as a chance to atone for the overwhelming defeat we received at the hands of their football team. Both the Jenkintown games have been cancelled, as most of their players have gone to work on the farms. TRACK HE relay team was also considerably weakened this year by the graduation of Trump and Streeper, but up to the present writing, Coach Smiley has in Dilworth, Yates, Chesterman and Aipel a team that has made a fairly good showing. In a dual meet with Friends’ Central, Erb came in first in the 220-yard hurdle, thereby earning his letter. Bush and Kauffman also placed in the broad and high jump, respectively. The relay team will miss the services of Captain Aipel, who has enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps, and Kauffman, who has joined the Tank Service. At Cheltenham’s track meet, Abington was placed in Class A, along with Lower Merion, Norristown and others of the very best scholastic teams. 53fHE TRACK TEAMTHE TENNIS TEAM 1TENNIS HE tennis enthusiasts will undoubtedly have their hopes for a good showing realized this year. With all of last year’s team back and some new new material to strengthen it, 1918 should prove a banner year for this sport at A. H. S. Fincke and Mattson form the backbone of the team, and have seldom been defeated in their h igh school career. The first match with Germantown H igh, played on the Glenside Racquet Club courts, was lost by a 3 to 2 score. Mor gan, who ranks third in the Interscholastic league, defeated Fincke in three close sets. Abington came back strong, however, against Friends’ Central, winning 3 to 0. Nevin Harwood, who was our “fourth, singles’’ man, has joined the ranks of Uncle Sam. enlisting in the Tank Service. GIRLS’ BASKET-BALL LTHOUGH the girls’ team lost two of its strongest players in Alma Leusch and Ida Rapp, the record made this year was better than that of last, as the only teams which defeated Abington this year were Lansdowne and Woodbury. Leusch and Wilson, the two forwards, have formed a strong offensive combination, and few guards can hold them when they begin to score. Ethel Haldeman, who was elected captain, has put up a stiff, aggressive game at the center position, her swift, accurate passing, making possible many a score. Our old veteran, Mary Wilson, and Anna Sjostrom, have also helped considerably in all the victories by their fine guarding. Results of Schedule. 1. Abington .... 24 Ambler 9 H 2. 24 Ambler 9 A 3 9 Woodbury 16 H 4. 10 Iladdon Heights 10 H 3. “ 36 lenkintown 4 11 6. 15 Narberth 9 H 7 “ 7 Lansdowne 39 H 8. 18 Narberth 12 A 9. 29 lenkintown 21 A 10 “ 2 Woodburv 20 A 11. 12 Haddonfield 8 H 1? “ 24 Haddonfield 20 A 56THE GIRLS’ BASKET-BALL TEAM I rHE FOOTBALL TEAMFOOTBALL HE football team this year, coached by Mr. Osmond, succeeded in attaining a high degree of efficiency, but as the schedule only included the very strongest teams, more games were lost than won. At the beginning of the season the problem of obtaining a strong center man worried the coaches, hut in Henderson Smith they soon found a capable player. Fincke and Mattson, the two halfbacks, pulled off most of the forward passes betw'een them, and in the Lower Merion game were the means of scoring a touchdown for Abington, which prevented the loss of the game. Chase, Smith, Conway, Jarrett, Bayuk and Yates are among the fellows who do not graduate, and will most likely play on next year’s eleven. Erb, who just missed making the team this year, will probably hold down a position in the back-field, as he shows promise of developing into a brilliant player. Gates played a consistent game throughout the season, and as he is the only veteran of two years not to graduate this spring, he has been elected captain of next year's eleven. Results of Schedule. 1. Abington.......................... 0 2. “ .......................... 0 3. “ 6 4. “ 46 3. “ 0 Total............................... 52 Bryn Athyn ................. 20 A Lansdowne................... 46 A Lower Merion................. 6 A Ambler .................... 0 H Cheltenham ................. 37 A Total ....................109 59THE BASKET-BALL TEAMBASKET-BALL VELVE victories out of fifteen games is the proud record of the 1918 basketball squad. No team succeeded in defeating Abington without being in turn bested by them, and the three games that were lost were games that Abington dropped through over-confidenqe or carelessness. Eincke, who has been on the basketball team since he was a freshman, has played a large part in all of the team's victories this year, making an average of five goals a game. Groshens, I'incke’s running mate, has had streaks of brilliancy, dropping in as high as ten and twelve field goals in one game, although his average is not quite as high as Fincke's. Chubb has held down the center position in fine style, outjumping his man the majority of the time and usually adding three or four field goals to his team’s score. Chesterman and Bush, the two guards, have worked together splendidly. In all the games Chesterman’s floor work and Bush's brilliant guarding have contributed greatly to the victory. The second team, also, has made a good record by winning the majority of its games. Some of the teams defeated were Ambler, Huntingdon Valley, Jenkin-town 2d and Hatboro 2d. Abington ....................... 28 St. Joseph's Prep............ 22 H ....................... 17 Narberth .................... 22 H ....................... 30 Jenkintown .............. 22 H ....................... 44 Haddon Heights............... 19 H ....................... 26 Swarthmore High............ 36 A ....................... 49 Haddonfield .............. 19 A ....................... 46 Swarthmore High............ 38 H ....................... 44 Hatboro ..................... 22 H ....................... 20 Lower Merion................. 19 A ....................... 25 Jenkintown .............. 27 A ....................... 34 Woodbury .................... 30 H ....................... 61 Haddonfield .............. 21 H ....................... 32 Woodbury .................... 27 A ....................... 32 Narberth .................... 31 A ....................... 48 Hatboro ..................... 15 A 534 61 A. H. S. Opponents 370wc Cave hat oho L€CS AlHKHTf KACFFffA¥ wEMr WTO THE Sf«v,ce AL S o AIPE- Ar'° PMDOS D°XLE ALMOS-T hap 6(?A»N FEVER WoR fslf s ° N THIS La s t iss «e o F THF ORftCce. HE KTMWLy PgSgRVFS CREDIT V E v l H VoU A WE RY HAPPY ■ ' - A A cation -- HARWWOWHO’S WHO The Class Blonde........... The Class Brunette......... The One Noted for Blushing The All-round Athlete...... The Class Dancer........... The Artists................ The Noisiest............... The Brightest.............. 1'he Class Pianist......... The Songster................ The Smallest............... The Tallest................. The Leanest................ The Fattest................. The Ragtime Player.......... The Class Critic............ The Class Anchor............ The Cleverest............... The Most Original........... The High Jumper............. The Man Behind the Bat.... The Quietest................ The Best Typists............ The Feather Weight.......... The Lunchtime Favorite...... Papa’s Darling.............. .....................Claude Phipps ......................Viola Ashton ......................Bill Mattson ......................Eddie Fincke ......................Craig Sheetz Grace Norcross and Melville Williams ......................Mary Wilson ....................Margaret Tull .....................Eloise Roberts ....................Florence Griffith ......................Helen Mebus ..................Charles Kaufmann ..................Charles Williams ..................Margaret Hamel ..................Virginia Parsons ....................Lawrence Doyle ...........i.........Harriet Smith .....................Cecelia Mebus ......................Alice Obrecht ......................Frank Dilvvorth ..................Frank Chesterman ..................Rebecca Maxwell . .Marian Tull and Catherine Whalen ......................Mabel Kline ......................Donald Bush .....................Rachael Carter 63I AM TAKING THIS MEANS OF PUBLICLY THANKING MISS SMITH AND ALL OTHERS WHO, BY THEIR UNTIRING LABOR AND HEARTY CO-OPERATION, HAVE MADE THIS ISSUE POSSIBLE LAWRENCE S. DOYLE, Editor Now with the U. S. MarinesTj ig Cuedec ce Stuc io Official Photograph er jfbington dfigh School IPhone, Sftctmont 3SS 30-33 S. 53d Si., SPti ia. 65cf You DRINK filtered water We SWIM in refiltered water r%wi Well warmed and supervised At ABINGTON Y. M. C. A., Abington, Pa. jfcoward jfccii Painting and ZPaper hanging J t orders iviti rocoiuo prompt attention OaJc oCrtno, !Ptt aetctp lta hJyncoto, SPa. 66WS.S. WAR SAVINGS STAMPS ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT A quarter for Uncle Sam hut No quarter for the Kaiser Buy THRIFT STAMPS Both Phones SILBERMAN’S Always the Best Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Furnishings 003-605-1107 West Ave. JENK INTOWN. PA. DAVID W. WINDER Practical HORSESHOEING Bell Phone ABINGTON. PA. FRANK A CORRADO Fashionably Cut, Carefully Tailored Perfect Fitting CLOTHES FOR MEN NO. 1 RAILROAD AVE.. Glenslde For a Square Deal In Meats, Groceries, Provisions go to CARL HANSEN CRESTMONT, PA. CHAS. F.MEBUS , ALBRIGHT MEBUS CIVIL ENGINEERS 907 LAND TITLE BLDG., PHILADELPHIA. PA. SURVEYS. EXAMINATIONS. REPORTS. PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR SANITARY, LANDSCAPE AND MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS Established 1872. Excelled by None E A. WRIGHT CO. Engraver, Printer, Stationer Broad and Huntingdon Streets Central Store, 1218 Walnut St. PHILADELPHIA, PA. MANUFACTURER OF CLASS AND SOCIETY PINS AND MEDALS Commencement Invitations, Stationery, Calling Curds, Year Book Inserts, Dance Programs. Invitations, Leather Souvenirs. Menus Photogravures, Engrossing Certificates Memoirs. Testimonials CHESTER F. ALBRIGHT 67PREPAREDNESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE Preparedness is a personal affair. What others may do matters little—these are the vital questions: “Am I ready for opportunity?” “Have I a financial reserve to provide for emergency?” Accounts of young people are particularly invited. Any sum is acceptable and we pay 3 1-2% interest. GLENSIDE NATIONAL BANK GLENSIDE. PA. DESIGNERS ' Covers,T Cr Bingis. abetsAdvcrtijin . etc. IL HI £ T RAT 0 RSo 'Books. Catatoques. Annn er iirvEiiitiorrs.etc poe ntucDC bv kateft and Best Methbib. in one or D1NUKAV oKo more colors, tor a t Commercial needs GATCIfEl GMANN N0phUadelph a ESTABUBMEO SS9 G. D. HEIST SON Builders’ Supplies Lumber and Mill Work Mt. Carmel Ave. anil Tyson Ave. GLENSIDE, PA. STANLEY, Fine Tailor for Men and Women Cleaning, Dyeing. Altering and Repairing Neatly Done. Willow Grove Pk., next to Mill's Drug Store GLENSIDE. PA. GLENSIDE CAFE HARRY EMERSON. Prop. Ice Cream Delivered in All Ways Oysters in Season The Oracle hopes you have a pleasant vacation I Promptness Precision Politeness at ROTHWELL DRUG SHOP Old York Road .1 EN KiNTOWN PENNA. A. Schweiger The Glenside Furnisher Willow Grove Tike. Glenside Compliments of a J’riend Edwin Rust Douglas, m.e. Specialist in Cost Systems and Factory Management GLENSIDE. PA. 68MILTON BRADLEY CO. Manufacturers of Quility Kindergarten Material, Drawing and Art Supplies, Industrial and Manual Training Material SCHOOL MATERIAL OF ALL KINDS MILTON BRADLEY CO. S.E. COR. 17th and ARCH STREETS PHILADELPHIA Frank Engle Melrose 679 J850-Established-1896 A. J. ENGLE'S SON OGONTZ, PA. Dealer in Groceries. Flour, Feed, Fresh Vegetables in Season and All Kinds of Fancy Fruit W. C. FLECK BRO. Hardware Jenkintown, Pa. I? th l'hones MULDREW UCOTT Civil Engineers ar.d Surveyors Surveys. Plans, Measuring:. Estimating Jenkintown Trust Bldg. jenkintown pa. I.otli Phones EDWIN TYSON Plumbing, Heating, Hardware and Tin-smithing Wyncote, Pa. Branch at Clenside. No. 1 Railroad Avenue WILSON K. CLEMMER Painter 136 Walnut St. Jenkintown, Pa JOSEPH J. McGOLDRICK Undertaker Jenkintown, Pa. Moderate Prices J. FRED TIEFENBACH, Ph. G. PRESCRIPTION SPECIALIST Jenkintown, Pa. Everything in the Drug Line—Kodak Supplies Confectionery. Agency for Huyler's Chocolates Road Construction. Sewage. Municipal Work J. WALTER RUDDACH EST. Civil Engineers and Surveyors REAL ESTATE INSURANCE NOTARY Both Phones 407 York Road Jenkintown, Pa. Ogontz 351 Ogontz 702 A WILLIAM HOWARD PURE DRUGS A full line of MEATS AND PROVISIONS CLAYTON’S PHARMACY York Road, above Susquehanna St. OGONTZ, Pa. Abington, Pa. W. L. KENTNER Real Estate and Insurance Hell Phone. Ogontz 2S1 MORELAND ROAD WILLOW GROVE Agent for Liverpool, London Globe Ins. Co. JAMES W. BALL Pennsylvania Ins. Co.. Phoenix Ins. Co. GENERAL CONTRACTOR Hartford Insurance Co. Suburban Homos a Specialty—Itonts Collected Wyncote, Pa. Both Phones 69ipfnlabelpfna justness College “The most important thing in the world: The ability to earn a living. We teach business methods in all their applications; we develop your ability to earn a living and guarantee you a satisfactory position. Benn Pitman Shorthand Gregg Shorthand f ljtlabelpljia justness College 1017 Chestnut Street JERE WEBSTER, Jr. Flour, Feed and Grain 924 York Road Ogontz, Pa. Telephone WILLIAM F. MESSER DRESSED POULTRY. FRESH BUTTER AND EGGS Abington Pa. AMBLER-DAVIS CO. CONTRACTORS Harrison Building Philadelphia Pennsylvania ALFRED H. TRANK Anything iti Real Estate Insurance, Conveyancing, Notary 506 SUMMIT AVE., JENKINTOWN FLOREY’S BRICK WORKS Manufacturers of BUILDING BRICKS Roslyn, Pa. noth Phones Annual capacity—Plant No. 1. East D wn-ington. 24 millions; Plant No. 2. Spring City, in millions; Plant No. 3. Itoslyn, 10 millions. MAURICE P. HORNER Plumbing, Heating Tinning Both Phones OGONTZ, PA. Phones, Ogontz 20. Hatboro 71 It Ford, Chandler A. C. KREWSON, Agent Hatboro and Jenkintown All makes of cars taken in trade for new ones. DR. J. CLARENCE COURTNEY Dentist GLENSIDE. AT STATION Hours Daily—2 to 4 P. M. Other Hours by Appointment. 'Phone—Ogontz 486-W. Germantown Office. 6622 Gtn. Ave. 701 Get Your COAL Out of a COAL POCKET It Insures Clean Coal Best Grades Only Samuel L. Schively JenKintown, Pa. D. G. HARTNEY Peal Estate and Insurance Broker RENNINGER RENNINGER AH the Lending Insurance Companies Represented 302 Nice .venue Jenkintown, Pa. Law, Real Estate and Insurance GLENSIDE, PA. CHELTENHAM TENKINTOWN ICE MFG. CO. Ogontz, Pa. ICE—made from artesian well water distilled before freezing COAI.—Lehigh and Schuylkill Bell Phone. Ogontz 220 Keystone Phone, Jenkintown 9 A ei a. ho».e. Walnut 2945 See HARRY SCHERBAUM, JR. For Your Tailored Clothes N. E. C orncr 13th and Walnut Streets 510-11 Fmoire Bldg. Phila . Pa West Chester State Normal School Healthful location, near Philadelphia, on the Penna. it. R. and trolley. Modern buildings. 1 rge campus, gymnasium, athletic held. Thor • ugh course for teachers, business or college. $220 pays for board, tuition, etc., for school year of 40 weeks. Ask for catalog. G. M. PHILLIPS. Principal Bell Phone. Ogontz 875 Call J. W. PICKWELL For all kinds of ELECTRICAL WORK Wyncote, Pa. i ell Phone JOSEPH E. ROATCHE Tin, Slag, Copper and Iron Roofing Heater and Range Work Wood and Iron Pumps Cor. Glenside Ave. and Thompson St. Edge Hill, Pa. For Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Call at THE JENKINTOWN FRUIT MARKET York Road and Greenwood Avenue Bell Phone. Ogontz 554 W ROSLYN MONUMENTAL WORKS John F. Bierlin Opposite Hillside Cemetery Office. Main Entrance. Designer and Manufacturer of Monuments. Mausoleums. Vaults. Statuary. Celtic and Latin Crosses. Cemetery Lots Enclosed Bell Plume ROSLYN. PA. 1 HARRY S. AMBLER Attorney and Lawyer 1318 Stephen Girard Building J Philadelphia. I’a. Joseph L. Shoemaker ® Co. Both Phones BanK, Office, Library and School FURNITURE In Wood or Steel 926 Arch St., Philadelphia since 1884 Andrew Graham FLOUR FEED GRAIN ETC. Jenkintown, Pa. 71Che Jenfetntoton Rational panfe is prepared to offer you every banking facility, and will pay interest on deposits at the rate of 2% on checking accounts and 3% on saving accounts. 3fenfeintotun Jlational Patife Jenkintown, Pa. VISITING CARDS 50 cards and plate. Name only. Script Type........ $1.25 Name and 1 line address........ 1.75 Name only. Shaded Old English. . 2.50 Name and 1 line address......... 4.25 Name only, Black Old English... 1.75 Name and 1 line address........ 3.00 50 cards from old plate............75 MODEL PRINTING CO. Bell—Ogontz 378-J ; Jenkintown 32-D. EDWARD TOWILL Rose Grower R0SLYN, PA. Phone. Ogontz 746 J GEO. N. WHITAKER GI.EXSIDE REXAM, AGENCY t'se Whitaker's Velvet Cream for chapped skin Eilms for All Sized Cameras 72 Enlist in the I nited States Marine Corps ri:il:Klei| l:i;i (Mice, 1718 Diainnnl Stnet Pell Phone. DiMiwnd 1254 W DR. J. F. WESSELS, DENTIST Room 304, Jenkintown Trust Co. Bldg., Jenkintown, Pa. OlTiff Hours, Tuesday and Fridays. 1 to 5 P. M. J. BERMAN, The Tailor Cleaning, Repairing. Dyeing and Scouring. We do Sanitary pressing—Gentlemen’s Suits, 40c: Ladies’ Suits. d0 Steaming Plush Coats and Velvet Suits our specialty. Hell phor.e—Ogontz 1Q3S-J. Diamonds Watches FOY BACHE JEWELERS York Road and West J venue JENKINTOWN. PA. Hell ’phone—Ogontz 26‘J-W. Intricate Repairing. OUR ORACLE —is Master “WOOLEY BOY” and he is here to tip off to you the place to buy your new Winter togs. School fellows grow like the dickens—so fast that the clothes ought to be measured and made for them to fit right and feel right. We know best how to dress up young fellows in new clothes— the tailored kind—and they don’t cost any more than the mis-fit kind. Come down town any day and see us. Traymore Tailoring Company Made to Measure Clothes 637 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 73FINCKE, BANGERT CO. 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