Abington High School - Oracle Yearbook (Abington, PA)
- Class of 1920
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Text from Pages 1 - 108 of the 1920 volume:
PUBLISHi ) F I THE STUDENTS OF ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ABINGTON, PA.
Entered as second class matter, October 6, 1914, at the post office, at Abington, Pa., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
NUMBER 5THE ORACLE
Senior Officers 8
Biographies . 10
Class History . 22
( Poem . 25
Class Song . 29
Class Yell . 30
Class Prophecy . 31
Class Will . 36
Senior Play . 39
Junior Notes 41
To the Class of ’21 . 42
Junior Class Officers 43
Sophomore Class History . 45
Freshman Class History . 46
Glee Clubs 51
Library Notes . 53
Home and School Association. .. . 54
Athletics . 55
Athletic Association . 73
Can You Imagine? . 74
A. H. S. Dictionary . 75
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ittargaret C. Heuscf)THE ORACLE
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Margaret C. Leusch, who died May 13, 1920, came to Abington in the fall of 1916. She began her high school course by proving herself the ablest student of her class, a distinction which she never lost. Yet she was not only a student, but an active athlete, an earnest supporter of every worthy undertaking, a kind and considerate friend.
She was loved and admired by all who knew her, but especially by her classmates, who chose her to be their vice-president for the Sophomore year.
Well may it be said of Margaret:
“None knew her but to love her;
None named her but to praise.”
We miss her now—miss her more than we know how to express, and in the years to come we shall still miss her.6
CLASS RECORDTHE ORACLE
Before opening this book, we wish to remind our readers that:
“A perfect judge will read every work of wit With the same spirit that its author writ,
Survey the whole, nor seek slight faults to find Where nature moves and rapture warms the mind.”
We do not think we have accomplished a miracle in publishing this, our issue of The Oracle, nor do we think it an exceptionally fine piece of art or literature; but we do think it means something to every member of the Class of 1920, and if we are right, if it DOES mean something, then this issue is indeed a success.
Perhaps years from now we shall again look through this book. We shall remember all the fun and frolic we had, all the games we lost and won, and perhaps (who knows?), even the lessons we learned.
If in so doing we freshen in memory one thought of dear old Abington, or break the cobwebs that form around her sacred shrine, who then dares to say we have failed?8
President William J. Hallowf.ll
Secretary Sophia E. Zogorski
Vice-President Merrill C. Ampler
Treasurer E. Mildred Yates
Editor Martha E. Armstrong
Frank Powers Charles J. Britt
Motto: “Do noble things, not dream them.”
Colors: Green and White.
Flower: American Beauty Rose.THE ORACLE
CHARLES MERRILL AMBLER “Moleskin"
“To love is to live.”
Born September 2, 1903.
Entered from Abington Grammar School, September, 1916. Student Government, ’18: Class Treasurer, ’19: Class Basketball, ’19: Assistant Circulation Manager The Oracle, ’19: Vice-President Class, ’20; Executive Committee Athletic Association, '20; “Noisy" in "Professor Pepp.” Favorite expression, "Censored.”
MARTHA E. ARMSTRONG “Teddy," “Mart"
“I love to taste the Eastern breeze,
To toss about on foreign seas."
Born November 5, 1902.
Entered from Lower Merion High School, September. 1917. Glee Club, '20: Basketball, T8, ’19. ’20: Assistant Editor-in-Chief The Oracle, '19; “Marjorie" in “West Point Regulations”; Vice-President the G. P . B. C.; Treasurer Glee Club, '20; Literary Society, T8; Senior Play, ’19: Dramatic Club, ’19: Editor-in-Chief The Oracle, ’20: Class Prophecy, ’20. Favorite expression, "Oh, let’s do something thrilling!”
CHARLES J. BRITT “Buck"
“But, oh! He loved the ladies so."
Born June 26, 1901.
Entered September, 1919, from U. S. N. A. Preparatory School. Football, '20: Tennis; Senior Class Reporter for The Oracle; Associate Editor, Senior, The Oracle ; President Boys’ Glee Club; Class Presentations. Favorite expression, “Ye Gods!”THE ORACLE
CHARLES D. CONWAY “Charlie"
“Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall."
Born July 25, 1900.
Entered from Abington Grammar School, September, 1915. Orchestra, ’17, ’18: Basketball, '20: Glee Club, '20; Prompter Class Play, “Professor Pepp ”; Cla s Basketball Team, ’20. Favorite expression, “By cracky.”
CHRISTINE LOUISE CORNELIUS “Babo"
“Black were her eyes as the berries that grew by the wayside.”
Born June 15, 1903.
Entered from Abington Grammar School, September, 1916. Class Reporter, The Oracle Staff, '19; Dramatic Club, '19; Literary Society, '18; Glee Club; “Rosa" in "Operetta Bulbul.” Favorite expression, “What could be sweeter?”
DOROTHY DONRAYAND “Dot"
“She shall splash on a ten-league canvas with brushes of comet's hair.’’
Born August 15, 1902.
Entered from Weldon Grammar School, September, 1916. Assistant Art Editor, ’19, ’20; Glee Club, ’19, '20; Operetta “Bulbul,” ’20; Executive Committee Senior Play; Class Artist for Class Day, 20. Favorite expression, “Whoops.”12
CHARLES H. ELY "Chink"
“Strong minds are often those from whom the world hears least."
Born April 21, 1902.
Entered from Huntingdon Valley High School, September, 1919. Glee Club, ’20. Favorite expression, "Oh, nigger!”
MARTIN EVOY “Sehor"
“With reason firm and an intemperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength and skill.”
Born November 26, 1902.
Entered from Weldon Grammar School, September, 1916. Football, ’20; Class Basketball, ’20; “Dick," in "West Point Regulations;” “Pink Hatcher,” in "Professor PeppLibrarian, ’20; Glee Club, ’20.
ROBERT NATHANIEL GARDNER “Then draw he would, since draze he could."
Born December 19, 1900.
Entered from Willow Grove Grammar School. Track, ’18. '19, ’20; Football, ’19, ’20; Glee Club, ’19, ’20; Thk Oracle Staff, Cartoon Editor, T8. '19, '20.THE ORACLE
BEATRICE MARIE GRIFFITH “Bee,” “Bcvo" “Then she will talk, ye gods! how she will talk." Born July 15, 1903.
Entered from Abington Grammar School, September, 1916. The Oracle Staff, Class Reporter, '18; Glee Club, '17, '18, '19, '20; Senior Play, '19; Dramatic Club. '19; Literary Society, '17; Class Secretary, '18, '19; Variety Program, T9; Exchange Editor, '20; Senior Play, T9; President Glee Club, ’20; Played “Kitty” in “Professor Pepp;” Class Poem. Favorite expression, “Bump! Bump!”
WILLIAM JARRETT HALLOWELL, 3d “Bill”
“ ’Tis true that he is much inclined To chin and talk with womankind.”
Born May 26, 1903.
Entered from Horsham Friends’ School, September, 1916. Junior Variety Program, T9; Glee Club, T9; Class Basketball, T9; Varsity Baseball, T9, '20; Varsity Basketball, '20; Varsity Football, ’20; “Peddler” in "Professor Pepp;” Executive Committee Athletic Association; President Class, ’20. Favorite expression, “Censored.”
FRANK S. FIOUPT, Jr. “Houpcy”
“Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.”
Born September 8, 1901.
Entered from Willow Grove High School, September, 1919. Varsity Basketball, ’20; Varsity Baseball, ’20. Favorite expression, “Censored.”14
"Be glad today, tomorrow may bring tears."
Born August 2, 1903.
Entered from Abington Grammar School, September, 1916. Hobo Dance in Variety Program, ’19. Favorite expression, “Don’t try to kid me.”
ELLA M. KOONS
‘‘Oh, she's little, but she's wise;
She’s a terror for her size.”
Born September 21, 1902.
Entered from Abington Grammar School. September, 1916. Varsity Basketball Team, T9, ’20; Class Basketball, T9, ’20; Second Team Basketball Captain, T9; Executive Committee Athletic Association; G. B. B. C.; Captain Varsity Basketball Team, ’20. Favorite expression, “Wait a minute.”
HASELTINE S. LEVER, Jr. ‘‘Tweets’
‘‘All the world loves a lover."
Born November 5, 1902.
Entered from Abington Grammar School, September, 1916. Class Basketball, T8, T9. ’20; Joke Editor of The Oracle, ’20; Football Team, ’20; Hobo Dance in Variety Program, T9; Glee Club, T8, '20: Class Football, ’20; ‘‘Selim’’ in Operetta “Bulbul;” ‘‘Buster Brown’’ in “Professor Pepp.” Favorite expression, “Oh. crap!”the oracle
SA ERE F. MADOXX “Maestro”
“And they wondered, and still their 'wonder ( resv,
How one small head could carry all the chemistry he knew."
Horn April 5. 1902.
Entered from Central High School. 1917. Orchestra Drummer. '17: Leader of Orchestra. '19: Assistant Leader. '20: Assistant Cheer Leader, '20: Class Song. Favorite expression, "I!y gollies.”
MARGARET AGXES McGETTIGAX “Shrimp" “Happy am I, from care I am free.”
Horn April 4, 1902.
Entered from Weldon Grammar School, September. 1916. Glee Club, '20: Athletic Association. Favorite expression, “Oh, daddy.”
GEORGE BRIXKER MEBUS “Shorty”
“Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, these three alone lead to sovereign power.”
Entered front Weldon Grammar School, September, 1916. Class Treasurer, '16; Business Manager Tin: Oracle, ’20. Favorite expression, "Great Godfrey.”16
CARL P. OWENS "Professor '
“Argument is his surest weapon of defense."
Born March 10, 1901.
Entered from Baltimore City College, September, 1919. Track Team, ’20; Associated Editor, Senior, The Oracle. Favorite expression, “Out o’ luck.”
MYRTLE BERYL PEIRSOX “Myrt," “Mickey”
“Come, trip it as you go,
On the light fantastic toe.”
Entered from Weldon Grammar School. September, 1916. V ice-President Class, 16; Basketball, 18, 19, ’20; Junior Variety Program; Accompanist in “Bulbul ;” Secretary of the Athletic Association ; “Betty in "Professor Pepp;” Class Will; Dramatic Club: School Orchestra: President G. B. B. C.; Literary Editor of The Oracle, ’20: Literary Society, T8; Senior Play, ’19. Favorite expression, “If we had some eggs, we could have some ham and eggs, if we had some ham.”
JOSEPH H. PENROSE “Bucks County”
“Laugh and grozv fat.”
Born July 31, 1903.
Entered from Horsham Friends’ School, September, 1916. Glee Club, '19; Class President, ’19. Favorite expression, “Huh!”THE ORACLE
WILLIAM H. PHIPPS "Bill"
“Better an hour too late than a minute too soon.”
Born July 5, 1901.
Entered from Abington Grammar School. September, 1916. Manager Baseball, '20: Class President, ’18; '‘Sim Batty" in "Professor PeppClass Prophecy, '20. Favorite expression, “Ain’t.”
FRANK EDMOND POWERS “Hank"
“Still climbing after knoivlcdge infinite."
Born January 10. 1903.
Entered from North Glenside Grammar School, September, 1916, Glee Club, '20; Class Basketball, '20; Chorus of “Professor Pepp;” Senior The Oracle Staff; Class Historian. Favorite expression, “Dog gonit."
F. ERNEST REA “Rrny"
“Knowledge furthers success.”
Born November 20, 1901.
Entered from Weldon Grammar School, September, 1916. Glee Club, '20: The Oracle Staff, '19. '20; Football, '20; Track Manager, '20; “C. B. Buttonbus-ter” in “Professor Pepp." Favorite expression, “Nothin' cookin’.”18
FLORENCE REYNOLDS “Blessed arc the tall in stature.”
Born December 19, 1901.
Dramatic Club, ’19; Glee Club, ’19, ’20; Operetta “Bulbul.” Favorite expression, “You know.”
W. EDWIN ROBINSON "Dobie,” “Eddie"
“It's wiser to be good than bad.”
Born September 20, 1901.
Entered from Willow Grove High School, September, 1919. Basketball, ’20; Glee Club, ’20. Favorite expression, “Hot zan !”
M. MURIEL SCHEETZ “Sis”
“Silence is more eloquent than zvords.”
Born October 10, 1901.
Entered from Abington Grammar School, September, 1916. Athletic Association. Favorite expression, “Hard luck.”THE ORACLE
ROLAND M. SPOHN “Spohny”
“Laugh and the world laughs with you.”
Born April 29. 1902.
Entered from Weldon Grammar School, September, 1916. Class Reporter The Oracle, ’17; Glee Club, ’20; Cheer Leader, '20; Class Football, ’20; Joke Editor, Junior, The Oracle; “Lieutenant Masters" in "West Point Regulations,” ’19; Operetta “Bulbul,” '20; Class Cheer, ’20. Favorite expression, “Holy mackerel.”
ALTA ELOISE STREET
“Be to her virtues very kind.
Be to her faults a little blind."
Born June 28, 1902.
Entered from Weldon Grammar School, September, 1916. Glee Club. Favorite expression, “Oh, dear!”
EDITH BEATRICE WILSON “Billy”
"Her cheeks 'were roses growing 'wild About her features when she smiled.”
Born March 23, 1903.
F 'tered from Wvomissing High School, November, 1917. Literary Society, ’18; Dramatic Club, ’19; Lois" in Operetta “Bulbul,” ’20; “Irene Van Hilt" in "Professor Pepp ;" Class Presentations; Glee Club, ’18, ’19, ’20; The Oracle Staff, ’20. Favorite expression, “Anything to please you.”20
E. MILDRED YATES “Mil”
“Bright eyes zvith wondrous sparkling charm.’’
Born September 28, 1901.
Entered from Kenderton Grammar School, September, 1916. Treasurer of Glee Club, ’18: Variety Program, 19; Glee Club, ’20: Maid of Honor in “Bulbul;” Forum Editor The Oracle, ’20; Class Treasurer, ’20; “Minerva" in “Professor Pepp.” Favorite expression, “Oh! my dear.”
H. ORBELL YATES, Jr. “Orb’’ “Obeli’’
“If you 'would be pungent, be brief; for it is 'with words as with sunbeams—the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.”
Born September 1, 1899.
Entered from Kenderton High School, September, 1916. Football (1), (2), Captain, T9, ’20; Second Team Basketball, T7: Varsity Basketball Team, 18, T9, ’20; Regular Basketball Team, T7, 18: Captain, ’20; Baseball, ’17, T8. T9, ’20; Track. ’17. T8; Captain, T9, ’20: President Athletic Association, ’20. Favorite expression, “Jiminy Christmas.”
THERESA A. YOUNG “Terry,” “Tay”
“Her mind aspires to higher things.”
Born May 10, 1903.
Entered from Abington Grammar School, September, 1916. Literary Society, T8; Dramatic Club, T9; Patriotic Page Editor of Junior, The Oracle; Glee Club, ’20; “Flora” in “Bulbul”; “Olga" in “Professor Pepp”; Associate Editor, Senior, The Oracle; Class Basketball, ’17, T8, T9, ’20. Favorite expression, “You never can tell.”THE ORACLE
SOPHIA ELIZABETH ZOGORSKI "Kid"
“7 he true student of learning, the world holds her dear; Love bless her, joy croien her, God speed her career.”
Born June 8. 1902.
Entered from Newton High School. October 8. 1917. G!ee Club. ‘19, ’20; Literary Editor, The Oracle Staff, '20: Secretary of Class, ’20; Dramatic Club. ’19; “Petunia Muggins" in “Professor PeppAthletic Association. '20. Favorite expression. “Oh, Geminy.”22
T IS my purpose as historian to bring back to the members of the illustrious class of nineteen hundred twenty a permanent record of all the memories, forgotten and un forgotten, of its activities and achievements. We hope our followers may wisely use this account to guide them along the narrow paths of trials and tribulations that confront all high school classes. I shall not dwell on any of the mistakes that may have been made by our class, for no one ever profits by mistakes.
In June, 1916, we officially became members of the Abington High School in the class of 1920. At the Commencement Exercises of that year we were graduated from our respective grammar schools to enter high school in a body of sixty-four.
We were immediately initiated into those horrors that only Freshmen know. Hazing, now extinct, was then in vogue, and the upper classmen, especially the Sophs, took advantage of the fact. Every one remembers incidents like the one when “Spohnny” was rid of his monstrous shoes, later found at the top of the flagpole.
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other fears beset us—the horrors of the new studies. We found abruptly that the high school was a place for work rather than for a good time. We gradually adapted ourselves to the situation and showed our earnestness of purpose. The faculty soon discovered that ours was no ordinary class, in any way. In athletics we showed the school that with men like Yates, Hallowell, Mathers and Jarrett we would excel in the sports.
Although we were rather shy, even slightly tinged with the hue that generally indicates Freshmen, we recovered and soon settled down to hard work and study. With Ancient History, Latin, Algebra and all the others we found our hands full.THE ORACLE
Tedious as they seemed, we toiled at our studies heroically and accustomed ourselves to high-school life.
We were divided into three sections, two general and a commercial, yet we kept up our class spirit and organized for the jear. Theodore Woll was elected president; Myrtle Peirson, vice-president; Raymond Bullman, secretary, and George Mebus, treasurer.
With studies, mid-term exams, sports and finals, the year passed all too quickly. We finished with flying colors.
The following September found us ready to try anything. The discovery that many of our old friends failed to report dampened our enthusiasm. Yet our grief was somewhat assuaged as we welcomed Edith Wilson, Marian Bracker, Martha Armstrong, Sophia Zogorski and Savere Madonna to fill the vacant places.
Early that year we held election. Bill Phipps was just the fellow we wanted to fill the bill for president. Harvey Groshens was elected vice-president; Louise Lock-wood, treasurer, and “B” Griffith, secretary.
We settled ourselves to work immediately. Although the school was hampered by lack of room, we found, much to our encouragement, that our studies were easier than they had been the previous year.
Our class manifested a strong liking for sports, and several of our boys made positions on the teams. The girls also upheld the honor of the class. Myrtle Peir-son, Ella Koons and Martha Armstrong played on the Girls’ Basketball Team.
During this year we selected our pin and ring design and also our colors—green and white.
When our class grew low in funds we decided to give a moving picture benefit. The Jenkintown Auditorium was secured and an excellent picture was shown. The benefit strengthened our treasury considerably.
The following vacation was an unusually long one, for the “Flu” epidemic caused the schools to be quarantined. We did not come back until late in October.
This year we returned to find that only a few were missing—Katherine Spayd, Beatrice Mathers and Mabel Neuber deserted to begin the newly instituted Domestic Science course.
Early in the year we reorganized. “Bucks County Joe” Penrose seemed to be the man for the job of president. Margaret Leusch was elected vice-president; Beatrice Griffith, secretary, and “Moleskin” Ambler, treasurer.
The memories of our Junior year are clouded by the deaths of Theodore Woll, Helen Heckman and Francis Lynam.
Near the end of the year a variety program and dance was given. The money made was used to defray the expenses of a Senior reception. This sealed forever cur friendship with the Seniors.
Time rolled by. With it went sports, studies, exams. On came vacation. We could not let the summer pass without having a picnic. In the middle of August the24
classes went to Neshaminy Falls Park. We took our lunches, rowed boats and had a good time in general. We came back with vigor and spirit sufficient to meet the fates of the oncoming year.
We were surprised as well as overjoyed to find that only one or two did not return. Several new members reported for roll call. They were Charles Britt, from U. S. N. A. Preparatory School; Carl Owens, from Baltimore City College; Frank Houpt and Edwin Robinson, from Willow Grove High, and Charles Ely, from Huntingdon Valley High School. These proved welcome additions to our class.
We finally “spotted” “Bill” Hallowed as our best bet for president. He has proven the wisdom of our selection. Merrill Ambler was elected vice-president; Sophia Zogorski, secretary, and Mildred Yates, treasurer.
We had expected this year to be an easy one, but our expectations were disappointed. With Trig, Chemistry, English and its multitudinous book reports, we have felt ourselves the busiest people on earth.
On the twenty-first of November we gave a dance, the first of the year, which was well attended.
The presentation of a play is the impo tant event of the Senior year. After much discussion we finally selected a farce—“Professor Pepp.” Under the skillful direction and coaching of Mrs. Wyatt we were able to give the very best play ever produced at Abington High School.
Near the end of the term we learned of the illness of one of our classmates, Margaret Leusch, who was always with us in every undertaking, always willing to do whatever was asked of her, and always ahead in her studies. A few days later the news of her death reached us. Words cannot express the depth of our sorrow.
Time tied. With it went studies, track events, tennis, baseball, an enjoyable reception given to us by the Juniors and numerous other events. The state scholarship examination was held in Abington, and fourteen of us braved it. All too soon we found ourselves at the end of the term and of our high school career.
You see before you the illustrious as well as the distinguished class of 1920, the product of four years of careful training under the guidance of those most efficient teachers, who have guided us along the lines of scholarly achievement.
Time does not permit me to go further into detail and to sketch more fully the accomplishments of our class.
We are facing the future, the world of mystery, eager to try our fortunes in the halls of fame. Some will seek higher institutions of learning, others the commercial world. Wherever we may go, let us remember the class of nineteen hundred twenty, the tie that binds our friendships. My ambition has been fulfilled if I have succeeded in making a record that will help to commemorate the achievements of the class of 1920 of Abington High School.
Frank Powers.Claste $3oem
The long-sought goal we’ve gained at least. Our hopes are realized ;
But many happy days are past Who's memories we now prize.
The good old days when first we came To the halls of Abington,
And then the years that followed them.
Full of work and fun.
And now we think of each dear friend,
And there are many many,
Who’ve helped to make us what we are— The Class of 1920.
The first of whom we’d speak today Is Merrill, who’s quite short;
He’s very fond of .Sophomores You know, and fond of sports.
And next is Christine—sweet and shy,
She blushes quite a bit:
For a certain Sophomore’s class pin Has surely made a hit!
Martha, Myrtle and Therese Are our triumvirate;
They’re always up to something queer To trap you, sure as fate.26
Whene’er we see an awful frown On Charles Britt’s brow, we know
He’s pondering o’er the theories Of Emerson and Thoreau.
Among the ladies Ely has gained Success o’er all the world;
But sad, alas, is Martin’s fate—
Looking for a sensible girl.
We have our artist Dorothy,
And Robert, a cartoonist great;
Their works are known o’er all the school. And for praises never wait.
The mandolin and Hallowed Are the greatest pals, and so,
On moonlight nights, to Willow Grove They serenading go.
Sports of all kinds are popular With the members of our class ;
Conway and Houpt for basketball.
Lever for girls, and jazz.
Irwin is very fond of golf,
Ella for basketball;
While Madonna is composing songs For a Freshman girl, that’s all.Mebus’ little pet nowadays Is a Ford, quite acrobatic;
And when he tires of that, then he Just turns to Mathematics.
Carl is always hunting facts To use in argument,
And in public speaking, where.
To his feelings, he gives vent.
Those tortoise shells of Penrose’s Becoming are to him,
That blush of Phipps’ is also,
And is no whit less dim.
We have some speedy typists, too, Amid our little band—
Muriel, Margaret and Rea,
Who always will, and can.
Powers, of all the tickets, takes charge, And of the printing, too,
For all the dances, and the plays,
And whatever else we do.
Florence is mathematical To a very great extent:
While Robinson on his tenor voice His energies has bent.28
A joke, a laugh—yes, that is Spohn,
The class’ noisy one.
But Alta’s just the opposite,
She never makes a pun.
Now, Edith is a clever girl.
With disposition sunny:
But whenever she with Mildred is There is always something funny.
Sophia, although brilliant, too,
Has tastes both strong and rare;
Of a policeman she is fond,
With a head of brick-red hair!
And last, but not the least, dear friends. Is Orbell Yates, who’s won
In athletics of every kind,
Many games for Abington.
And now we’ve mentioned every one, Their virtues and vices listed;
Who, in making it what it is,
This class has much assisted.
So when the seas of life we sail.
And the battles of life have won,
We’ll hearken back to the good old times. And our friends of Abington.
Beatrice Griffith.THE ORACLE
Class £s ong
Music—Savere Madonna Words—Charles Britt
The Freshmen are a bunch of fool chaps Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha ! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
With their knee breeches and funny green caps Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha ! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
But Frosh are true
Tho their brains be few
Ho! Ho! For the Frosh Ho! Ho! Ho!
The wisest Sophs I ever did see
Ho! Ho! Fla! Ha! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
These Sophs were as wise as Sophs could be
Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
Their faults were many
Of the class of twenty
Ho! Ho! For the Sophs Ho! Ho! Ho!
The Juniors are a jolly crowd
Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha! Flo! IIo! Ho! Flo!
Their one great fault is talking too loud Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
But we are proud
Of our noisy crowd
Ho! Ho! For the Juniors Ho! Ho! IIo!
Then came the last and final year
Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha ! Ho! Ho! FTo! Ho!
The time for the parting from friends came near Ho! Ho! Ha ! Ha! Ho! Ho! I Io ! Ho!
For our school so dear
Let’s give a cheer
Ho! ITo! For the school TTo! Ho! Ho!
CHORUS With Feeling
Farewell to thee, O Abington!
In the parting never fear;
Thru life we carry, O Abington!
Kind memories sweet and dear.30
Class § ell
By Spohn, ’20
Zow !—Povv !!—Zenny !!!
TWENTY! TWENTY!! TWENTY!!! CHIPPE—GOREE—GOREE—GOREEN— WHITE AND GREEN,
WHITE AND GREEN.
CHARACTERS Martha Armstrong, William Phipps, Ouija
Martha Armstrong, addressing audience: Just think, people, of the honor you are
having done you! Do you know that this illustrious group is none other than the Class of 1920? Individually and collectively, it is a wonderful class. Why, look at the people it contains. Take, for instance, George Mebus (that’s George over in the corner, the one with the bow tie and taffy-colored hair). Now, doesn’t he look exactly like a politician ? Stand up, George, so they can see you. Oh! I just know he’s going to be Mayor of Pennsylvania, or at least Governor of Philadelphia!
Next, there’s Beatrice Griffith. I wish you could hear her talk! No, I don’t either, because I’m afraid she would never stop.
That’s Carl Owens in the brown suit; he’s always trying to invent something. I don’t see why he doesn’t get a patent on Beatrice and introduce her to the public as a guaranteed “perpetual motion machine.”
I suppose you all know Merrill Ambler. He’s going to be a wonderful athlete. I won’t ask him to stand up, he looks so much more dignified sitting. (Merrill, are you blushing or do you have rouge on ? Whatever it is you’d better stop, for I’m sure Carolyn wouldn’t approve).
Then there’s Myrtle and Edith and Charlie—they all look so promising; but you never can tell. Perhaps—oh, wouldn’t it be terrible if Charlie turned out to be an ice man instead of President of the United States?
Dear me! I won’t get a minute’s peace until I know----
Oh, I have it. Where’s Bill Phipps? He has the most wonderful “Ouija.”
Addressing William Phipps: Come here, Bill. Won’t you get your “Ouija” board
so we can ask it what’s going to happen to these thirty-four little angels?
William: “Sure, I’ll go get it now.”32
Martha: "Oh, I just love the sight of that Ouija! Don’t you think you’d better
show it to the audience? Maybe they never saw one before.”
William-. "Well, if they didn’t I’ll say they’re out of luck. It’s one of the niftiest little inventions of the twentieth century. See, it has every letter in the alphabet on it. And down here it has numbers. Here in the right-hand corner it has the word ‘Yes’ written and in the left-hand corner it has the word ‘No.’ This is the Ouija (shows it). Now, if I were to ask it if my friend Martha here is in
love the Ouija would go straight to the word yes---
Martha: “It would do no such a thing!”
William : (“Can’t you wait ’till I finish the sentence)—or else to this other word in
the left-hand corner.”
Martha : “Oh. you needn't be so definite. Let’s start. You ask it the first ques-
William: "Well, Ouija, old fellow, we hope you're feeling fine, for we have some
hard work for you to do tonight. We want you to tell us where the various members of our class will be ten years from now. I think we had better begin with Joe Penrose, he looks quite expectant.”
“Ouija, what does Joe look like in the year 1930?
“Wake up! Aren’t you going to answer?”
Martha: "Oh, don’t, you'll make it cross. You aren’t serious enough, anyways.
Let me ask it.”
“Ouija, ouija, dear, if it isn’t asking too much, would you mind telling us how Joe Penrose appears to you in the year 1930?” (Long pause. Dramatic position).
“Oh, it’s answering. Look.”
Ouija: “S-P-E-E-D K-I-N-G.”
Martha: “Speed King! Ha, ha, I thought as much. And what is Frank Powers
Ouija: “P-R-I-N-T-I-N-G E-S-T-A-B-L-I-S-H-M-E-N-T.”
Martha: “Running a printing establishment. I’ll bet he’s joined the Profiteers’
Club before now.”
William: “I’m going to ask it a real hard question. Ouija, if you can tell me what
Alta Street is doing I’ll say you’re a wonder!”
William: “Yes, Ouija, that’s right. S-t-r-e-e-t. Street. But what is she doing?”
Ouija: “S-P-E-A-K-I-N-G S-U-F-F-R-A-G-E.”
William: “Alta speaking for woman suffrage! Come, come, Ouija, don’t get
funny. What is Alta doing?”
William : “Ouija, I hate to say it, but you’re just a plain liar!”
Martha: “William Phipps, you are absolutely the rudest thing. Don’t you know
you’ll hurt the poor thing’s feelings? Never mind, Ouija, tell me where Roland Spohn is.”THE ORACLE
Martha: "Roland in Mexico! What is lie doing there, Ouija?”
Martha: “President of Mexico! But how did he ever gain such an honor?”
Ouija: “S-Ii-O-T T-H-E P-R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T.”
Martha: “Shot the President. Oh, I always said Roland would do something
wild. And what position does friend Carl Owens hold ?”
Ouija : “C-H-E-M-I-S-T-R-Y P-R-O-F.”
Martha : "Chemistry professor, good for Carl. Quickly, Ouija, I am getting so
excited. What is Myrtle Peirson doing?”
Ouija: “L-O-O-K-I-N-G M-A-N L-O-Y-E-L-Y E-Y-E-S.”
Martha: “Looking—man—lovely—eyes? Oh, I have it, Myrtle is still looking for
the man with the lovely eyes. I hope she finds him.”
"And, Ouija, what does Ernest Rea do? He was so industrious.”
Ouija: “B-A-N-K P-R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T.”
Martha : “President of a bank. That’s quite a position.”
William: “Oh, come on. Let’s ask it about some of the girls. Ouija, tell me, if
you please, where Christine Cornelius is now living?”
Ouija : “O-N H-U-D-S-O-N. W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L H-O-M-E. S-O-C-I-E-T-Y
William: "On Hudson—wonderful home, society belle. Good for Christine; and
where is her friend, Edith Wilson?”
Ouija: “S-T-A-G-E P-O-P-U-L-A-R D-A-N-C-E-R N-E-W Y-O-R-K.”
William: “Stage—popular dancer. New York, one of New York’s most popular
dancers. Whew! Is Beatrice Griffith with her?”
William: “No? Well, where is she, then?”
Ouija: “H-O-M-E B-O-Y-S B-E-E-S H-O-N-E-Y.”
William : “Home, boys, bees, honey. What a mixup. Can you help me figure this
Martha: "Home, boys, bees, honey.” Well, isn’t that odd? What CAN it mean?
Oh, I have it. She is at home and the boys flock around her like bees around honey. Lucky girls, but oh. poor, broken-hearted boys!
“Now let’s ask it where Charlie Britt is. Ouija, where do you see Charlie in
Ouija : “S-E-N-A-T-E S-P-E-E-C-H-E-S B-U-R-K-E.”
Martha: “Charlie in the Senate and making long speeches modeled after Burke’s.
“Whatever does he look like, Ouija?”
Ouija: “D-I-G-N-I-FT-E-D M-O-U-S-T-A-C-H-E.”
Martha: “At last he has a moustache. Don’t you remember how hard he tried to
"We have a bank president and a Senate speaker. They both need stenographers. Aren’t any of our girls stenographers, Ouija?”34 CLASS RECORD
Ouija: “K-O-O-N-S, M-c-G-E-T-T-I-G-A-N, S-C-H-E-E-T-Z.”
Martha: “And do they work for wonderful men?”
Ouija: “M-E-N W-O-R-K F-O-R T-H-E-M.”
Martha “Say, where is Dorothy Donbavand, Ouija?”
Ouija: “I-T-A-L-Y, A-R-T.”
Martha “Studying art in Italy. I always said she’d bring fame to our class.”
“Let’s ask it what Charles Conway is doing. He had so many ambitions. I
wonder which was realized? Ouija, what does our friend Conway do in 1930?”
Ouija: “H-E-A-D N-E-W Y-O-R-K P-O-L-I-C-E F-O-R-C-E.”
Martha “Good for Conway! I always knew he would be head of something.”
William : “And Merrill Ambler, Ouija, what has happened to Merrill?”
Ouija: “T-H-E S-A-M-E A-S A-L-W-A-Y-S.”
William : “That was a foolish question. I might have known he was still taking
trips across Susquehanna Road.”
Martha “And what does out friend Ely do?”
Ouija: “R-E-Y-N-O-L-D-S E-L-Y C-O. R-A-P-I-D R-E-A-D-I-N-G.”
Martha “So Florence and Charles have united their powers and are teaching
rapid reading. Well! Well!
“Now, Ouija, I am going to ask you a question, Where is Bill Hallowed? You
know he was a fine fellow, but he had one besetting sin—he was always falling in
love. Ouija, tell me where he is?”
Martha “Don’t you know where he is?”
M art ha : “Well, then, if you don’t know where he is, tell me what he is doing.”
Ouija: “B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G A-N-O-T-H-E-R H-E-A-R-T.”
Martha : “Oh, he’s still at his old tricks. And, Ouija, tell me what other people
from the Class of 1920 are famous?”
Martha : “But what do they do?”
Ouija: “M-A-D-O-N-N-A, M-U-S-I-C-I-A-N.
“L-E-V-E-R, D-A-N-C-I-N-G I-N-S-T-R-U-C-T-O-R.
“E-V-O-Y, S-C-I-E-N-T-I-F-I-C F-A-R-M-E-R.”THE ORACLE
William: “Do you know we have forgotten Old Man Houpt? What does Frank
Houpt do, Ouija?’’
Ouija: “S-H-A-K-E-S S-O-D-A-S.”
William: “And Stanley Irwin? What does Stanley do?
Ouija : “S-E-L-L-S D-O-N-B-A-V-A-N-D-’-S P-I-C-T-U-R-E-S.”
William: “Speaking of Dorothy, wasn’t Mildred a good friend of Dorothy’s? Yes,
they were rather chummy. I wonder what Mil is doing now? Ouija, can you help us?”
William : “Well, what has become of Mi-s Yates?”
Martha : “And her brother, Orbell?”
Ouija: “A-L-I-V-E A-N-D K-I-C-K-I-N-G.”
Martha: “Kicking? Kicking what?”
Ouija: “A F-O-O-T-B-A-L-L.”
Martha: “Now, have we forgotten any one?”
William: “No, I don’t think so. Let’s ask Ouija to make sure.”
Martha: “Good idea. Ouija, have we named all the members of our class?” Ouija: “N-O.”
Martha: “Who have we not named?”
Ouija: “Y-O-U-N-G, Z-O-G-O-R-S-K-I.”
Martha: “Oh, how could we ever forget them! Quickly, Ouija. What are they
Ouija: “Y-O-U-N-G D-E-B-A-T-I-N-G.”
Martha: “On what subject?”
Ouija: “A-N-Y-O-N-E S-H-E C-A-N F-I-N-D.”
Martha: “And Sophia, what is her fate?"
Ouija: “S-U-C-C-E-S-S-F-U-L B-U-S-I-N-E-S-S- W-O-M-A-N.”
Martha: “Now, Ouija, this is the last question. What does Bill Phipps do in the
Martha: “President! President of what?”
Ouija : “W-I-L-L-O-W G-R-O-V-E P-A-R-K.”
Martha: “Oh, Ouija, you're a living wonder! I’ll never forget the service you
have done us this evening. Take it away, Bill. I'm afraid it is tired of answering questions.”
William : “One minute, Ouija, tell me, now what your interrogator, Miss Arm-
strong here, is doing in 1930?”
Ouija: “R-U-N-N-I-N-G A-G-A-I-N-S T B-R-I-T-T P-R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T-I-A-L
William: “And who would have thought it?”
Martha: “Now, we know what to look forward to.
“Don’t you think Ouijas are wonderful things?”
Martha E. Armstrong, William H. Phipps.36
Myrtle B. Peirson.
E, the members of the class of 1920, of the Abington High School, County of Montgomery, State of Pennsylvania, United States of America, being possessed of sound and disposing mind, memory and discretion, wishing to dispose of all our worldly goods, excellent qualities, good looks, well-nds, pleasing dispositions, peculiar hobbies and the like, do hereby make and publish this, our last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all wills by us at any time heretofore made.
We desire that all our just debts be paid as soon as conveniently may be after our demise.
Item 1.—To the Freshmen we give and bequeath all green crepe paper and decorations we have ever used to enliven our social functions.
Item 2.—Ella Koons, with athletic generosity, gives and bequeaths her beloved basketball to Dorothy Fincke.
Item 3.—Charles Britt gives and bequeaths his Picadilly collar to Kennard Gregory.
Item 4.—Merrill Ambler cheerfully donates his heavenly grin to Spencer Brock.
Item 5.—Tiif. Oracle Board leaves the publishing of The Oracle to any deluded mortal that wants to take it.
Item 6.—To the underclasses we leave the right to fight in class meeting.
Item 7.—Martha Armstrong wills her power of bluff to Henry Pierson, to be used by the said Henry in various classes.
Item 8.—Charles Conway leaves his love affairs to any ambitious freshman.
Item 9.—Dorothy Donbavand leaves her ambition to Elizabeth Taylor.
Item 10.—Martin Evoy bequeaths his overalls to Walter Sassaman.
Item 11.—Beatrice Griffith kindly donates her autograph book and camera and treasures of her heart to Martha Stinson.
Item 12.—William Hallowed leaves his success with the women to Oliver Brock.
Item 13.—Charles Ely wills his love for bachelor life to Henry Ambler. May he accept it peacefully.
Item 14.—Joseph Penrose leaves his motorcycle, plus all accidents, to Victor Scott.
Item 15.—Frank Powers, with heartfelt beneficence, bequeaths a certain little Freshie to another Freshie.
Item 16.—Ernest Rea wills his lusty voice to George Noble, to be used only outside of school hours.
Item 17.—Muriel Sheetz leaves her stoicism to Marian Earle.
Item 18.—Roland Spohn wills his “Hee-haw” to Archie McVicker.
Item 19.—Christine Cornelius bequeaths her mysterious frat pin to Florence Krips.
Item 20.—Robert Gardner leaves his artistic temperament to Theodore Copeland.
Item 21.—Stanley Irwin wills his retiring disposition and rubber heels to the Anderson girls.
Item 22.—Haseltine Lever leaves his heart pangs to Charles Jones.
Item 23.—Savere Madonna kindly bequeaths his “Battle of the Marne” to the Kesler brothers.
Item 24.—Margaret McGettigan wills her A in French to nobody in particular.
Item 25.—Carl Owens leaves bis small white sweater to Joseph Hunter.
Item 26.—George Mebus wills a carbon copy of his brains to John Wilson. May he use them.
Item 27.—Florence Reynolds leaves her mathematical computations to Carolyn Chubb, that the said Carolyn may figure up the cost of housekeeping.
Item 28.—Alta Street donates her analytical mind to Martha Doolittle.
Item 29.—Mildred Yates wills her vivacity to the Freshmen. May it keep them awake!
Item 30. Edith Wilson leaves her grace and poise to Mary Laning.
Item 31.—Edwin Robinson donates the eternal flower in his buttonhole to Paul Sassaman.
Item 32.—Orbell Yates bequeaths his track shoes to “Kid” Williams. May he grow up to fit them!
Item 33.—Theresa Young leaves her ability to dance to Grace Anglada.
Item 34.—Sophia Zogorski donates a picture of her “Simmy” to Hazel Hippier.
Item 35.—To Mr. Barrett we sincerely leave our thanks and gratitude for keeping the stage curtain in order for all our various performances.
Item 36.—To the incoming Seniors we give and bequeath the excellent example we have always set to lower classmen, especially our orderly ranks in the halls and our ability to speak only when spoken to.
Item 37.—To the faculty of Abington High School we give and devise our sincere sympathy for having had to cope with us for four years.
Item 38.—To Mr. Weirick we entrust the future high standing and welfare of dear old A. H. S.
Item 39.—All residue and remainder of our possessions, real, personal and mixed, whatsoever and wheresoever situate, we give, devise and bequeath to the school board of Abington High School forever.
Item 40.—We nominate, constitute, and appoint our principal, Mr. Weirick, and our superintendent, Mr. Ling, executors of this, our last will and testament.
In witness whereof we, the Class of 1920, of the Abington High School, hereunto set our hands and seal this 11th day of June, A. D. 1920.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above-named testators as and for their last will and testament, in our presence and in the presence of each other, who, at their request and in their presence, hereby subscribe as witnesses.
Class of 192038
CLASS RECORDTHE ORACLE
ROFESSOR PEPP,” a comedy in three acts, given by the Senior Class on April 30 and May 1, was a great success. It has been pronounced the best play ever given at Abington.
The action takes place on a college campus during a few days in early September.
Savere Madonna, as the nervous old professor played his part very well. As Aunt Minerva, the professor’s housekeeper from Skowhegan, Maine, Mildred Yates acted the part of a veritable "man-hater.”
C. B. Buttonbuster, an old widower, who has come to college disguised as a freshman, was played by Ernest Rea.
William Phipps played the part of Sim Batty, the new town constable, and Sophia Zogorski that of Petunia Muggins the hired girl.
A romantic touch was given by the love affair of Betty, the professor’s ward, a pretty young girl of nineteen, and Howard Green, who is selling automobiles. These parts were enacted by Myrtle Peirson and Theodore Copeland.
Then there were Olga Stopski, the new teacher of folk dancing; Caroline Kay, a freshman; Kitty, a collector of souvenirs; Irene and Vivian, social leaders; Pedler Benson, who is selling alarm clocks, and Noisy Fleming, Pink and Buster.
A very attractive feature of the play was the solo dance by Theresa Young, as Olga Stopski.
Professor Peterkin Pepp, a nervous wreck.............'.........Savere Madonna
Mr. C. P . Buttonbuster, a giddy butterfly of forty-eight............Ernest Rea
Howard Green, his son, who had the courts change his name. .. .Theodore Copeland
Sim Batty, the new town constable.................................William Phipps
Peddler Benson, working his way through college................William Hallowed
Noisy Fleming, just out of high school............................Merrill Ambler
Pink Hatcher, an athletic Sophomore..................................Martin Evoy
Buster Brown, a vociferous Junior...............................Hazeltine Lever
Betty Gardner, the professor’s ward................................Myrtle Peirson
Aunt Minerva Boulder, his housekeeper from Skowhegan. Maine...Mildred Yates
Petunia Muggins, the hired girl....................................Sophia Zogorski
Olga Stopski, the new teacher of folk dancing.....................Theresa Young
Kitty Clover, a collector of souvenirs....................................Beatrice Griffith
Irene VanHilt, a social leader...............................................Edith Wilson
Caroline Kay, the happy little freshman..........................Margaret Leusch
Vivian Drew, a college belle.........................................Ella KoonsTHE ORACLE
E are Seniors! The unexpected always does happen, which would seem to prove the certainty. Few of us, three years ago, ever expected to attain such majestic heights. Looking back over our three years of apprenticeship we find much which is worthy of record.
As Freshmen we were the largest class that ever entered Abington High. The chief events of the year, as we recollect, were: The class election, at which Louckheim first shone as a politician, and "Vic” Scott as a favorite son, certain interclass games, which we sometimes won, and a monthly honor roll.
In our Sophomore year we became better acquainted with each other. Our St. Patrick’s
I Dance was a huge success. We wish we could
V _ _ say the same for the year’s studies. The most
Wm that we can say« however, on that point is that
__ ' we survived them. The athletic record for the
PP JCAy year is ten letter men.
[f JJ The fact that the class treasurer had a
1A L busy time of it is also on record.
W But our Junior Year! Ah, at last the cli-
max has been reached. From the class election to the final examinations we have been the busiest, happiest Junior Class that ever appeared before the public. President Scott, with the vice-president, Sassaman; the secretary, Martha Stinson, and treasurer, Gregory, kept things moving all the year. We were one hundred per cent in The Oracle, the Athletic Association, the support of the French War Orphan and all the other activities that the students were asked to back. In our studies the improvement is remarkable. Anna Sjostrom and Eleanor Biecker seem to have the best records.
In supplying five men for the football team, three for the basketball teams, three for baseball, three of the tennis players and a full quota of track men we have done considerably more than any other class. The girls’ team holds the cup on the Inter-Class Basketball League; but please don’t mention the boys. Copeland placed on three of the teams, while Noble, Phipps, Scott and Sassaman played on two.
We point with pride to the flag which we presented to the school: and to the Junior issue of The Oracle.
Yes, the class has backed The Oracle, the Orchestra and the Glee Clubs to the limit, and will continue to do so in the future.
QLo tfje Class of ’21
To you, oh Class of 21,
We leave the work that we’ve begun—
Our hopes, our joys, our ideals, too.
We leave them, Juniors, all to you.
To you we leave the dusty road,
The steep ascent, the heavy load.
To you the burden of a thousand woes And all the cares the Senior knows.
But this we'll say before we part:
Keep always, friends, an honest heart,
Nor strive nor struggle aught to gain That would not brighter gild your name.
You’re friends, true friends, we’ve proven you.
In many a pinch you've helped us through;
You’ve lent a hand, you’ve urged us on;
We’ll not forget you when we’re gone.
We’ve passed the door; you’re on the threshold. Before you leave great things unfold.
Abington’s walls around you rise,
They tower and reach and claim the skies.
Give wing to your thoughts and rein to your aim. Lift it up, raise it high—Abington’s name!
Till far in the distance, off in the sky.
It still can be seen rising high—ever high.
Martha E. Armstrong, ’20.THE ORACLE
Class of 1921
President Victor Scott
Secretary Martha Stinson
Treasurcr Kennard Gregory
Colors: Purple and Gold.44
CLASS RECORD1XCE we entered this high school two years have passed—two years filled with work and pleasure. We entered with the joyous expectation of someday becoming Seniors. We are persevering and shall surely attain that height. Some bright June day we shall bid good-bye to Abington High School, but we shall never forget her. Our hearts will be with her even though we ourselves are far away.
As we look over the events of the last term, the thing which stands out from all others is athletics.
In speaking of athletics we first think of football, in which we were adequately represented by McVicker, Sassaman and Lee on the first team and Wilson Co. (Inc.), on the second.
Next in importance is basketball. There was a series of six games, in which both our boys and girls took part. The boys made a specialty of guaranteeing absolutely painless extraction by literally running away with all the prizes offered (1). Though the girls were not as successful, they proved that A. H. S. will find some good material from our class in the future.
Finally, do not overlook our baseball team. It has played many scheduled games, in most of which it has come out on top, thereby proving the efficiency of the Sophomore Class in athletics.
Then, too, remember the dance. We came out with flying colors—green colors, (no, not suggestive of Sophs, but for St. Patrick’s Day). Every one who attended enjoyed a wonderful dance. The orchestra was just “it"!
As for theatrical talent, we have cause to be proud. Three of the leading characters in the operetta were from our class. Dorothy Krewson, as the Princess Bulbul, was a delight. Helen Pierson, as Lilia, and Henry Peirson, as Alain, were two of the most interesting characters in the operetta. “It would be rather nice” to show our talent in another similar performance.
This year Carl Reichert has been our class President. He certainly has been faithful. He deserves hearty praise for his class spirit.
Gaze upon this picture and behold us for the last time as Sophomores. We are obliged to relinquish that title and bestow it upon the sweet little Freshmen. Next year we shall take up our work as Jolly Juniors, realizing the truth in the quotation: “ ’Tis education forms the common mind;
Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.”
Edna Donbavand, Joseph Hunter.46
CLASS RECORDTHE ORACLE
UR Freshman Class is getting old. Soon we shall enter the realms of the sophisticated Sophomores. As we look back over this year and recall the incidents of that first terrible day, we sigh—and then laugh an acknowledgment to ourselves that we have all learned something, more or less. :mber the numerous questions that we—being green—hated to ask. The halls looked miles long and the room one was approaching always seemed the one farthest off. At last we found our bearings and obtained a regular schedule. Each morning, we discovered, we must go to the huge room to be gazed upon by the faculty and to be told by the principal that our mistakes were many. When he looked at us it seemed as if he could read our very thoughts.
It took the “general” section about two weeks to get used to the manners and customs of “Room C.” We were told to be “up on our toes all the time.” Ten new paragraphs and about twenty questions each day seemed a lot to us. But now! (We were so young and foolish then.)
Our class, when we entered, was the largest Freshman Class in the history of A. H. S. Since then five pupils have left and four new ones have come in. We leave at the end of this year with seventy-seven Sophomores-to-be.
At the end of the first half some of the Freshmen had their first taste of midyear examinations. Now we are looking forward—some with confidence, others with dread—to the “finals.”
We are proud of our honor roll and nearly every one is trying to add to it. Perhaps some think it ought to be graded according to how hard one tries rather than the marks one makes.
Not long ago, when the Seniors gave their play, the different classes were asked to contribute something to the fund for the painting of the scenery. The Freshman Class gave a candy sale and made twenty dollars. Although the money was not needed, after all, it is something in our treasury.
Then there’s The Oracle—the magazine that is edited by members of the school48
to which we belong. How difficult it is to write something acceptable to the editors! Although several Freshmen have succeeded in having their name at the beginning of a poem or a story, still we had aimed for a much better showing.
One Friday morning in April the class of ’23 took charge of the morning exercises. After a very interesting talk on “Birds" bv .Mrs. Xoble, the program was as follows:
Cornet Solo........................................................George Saurman
Personal Experience ...............................................William Keown
Dialogue.............................................Horace Adee and George Fox
Recitation .....................................................Edward Williams
Personal Experience ...............................................Gratia Kendall
Chapter front “Penrod” .........................................Hansen Renninger
In the early part of the term, two of our bovs succeeded in gaining a position on the varsity football team. Later we came through triumphantly in a game with the Cheltenham Freshman.
Basketball succeeded football and, in the inter-class games, although the Sophomore Class came out first, we followed them closely.
We also had a showing when the baseball season opened with a Freshman bat-
Some of us have the finals to pass and then, after our summer vacation, we shall feel quite ready to come back and do even better work as Sophomores.
Cfje lee Clubs
HE Girls’ and Boys’ Glee Clubs have made a permanent place for themselves in the High School. Both clubs worked hard during the year. The Girls' Club entertained the boys in the gymnasium with a Hallowe’en party; the boys retaliated with a minstrel show just before the Christmas Holidays.
The clubs united their efforts in producing “Bulbul,’’ a comic operetta, which was well received by the public. This production required hard work, but the students proved equal to it.
Edwin Hopper, as King Iamit, a fussy little monarch : Dorothy Krewson, as Bulbul, his beauteous daughter; Edwin Robinson, the prince, and Margaret Leusch, as Ida, the court chaperon, carried off the honors in acting and singing.
The work of the clubs has been under the capable direction of Miss Virginia Gill. This year’s work has proved the value of such organizations to the pupils in the way of vocal exercise and dramatic training.
Cast of Characters
Iamit, a well-meaning, but fussy little monarch
Bulbul, his beauteous daughter...................
Caspian, an admirable young prince...............
Ida. the court chaperon..........................
Lilia, a friend to Bulbul........................
Alain, a friend to Caspian.......................
Justo, keeper of the Royal Cash Box..............
Dosay, keeper of the Royal Spectacles ...........
Maids o: Honor
Friends of Prince Caspian
Lord Guy .........................................
Large chorus of Lords, Ladies. Housemaids, etc.
. Dorothy Krewson .. . Edw in Robinson ..Margaret Leusch
.... Henry Pierson
. . Ketinard Gregory
Christine Cornelius ...Theresa Young
....Mildred Yates ....Marie Fulmer
.... Paul Sassaman
...Haseltine Lever . . . Bernard Kesler ...Albert Mathers .......Robert Fox52
(Officers of tfje Girls’ Olee Club
Beatrice M. Griffith
Secretary Anna Sjostrom
T r easier er Martha E. Armstrong
(Officers of tfje Jiops’ (Olee Club
President Kennard Gregory
Secretary Spencer Brock
Treasurer Edwin RobinsonTHE ORACLE
Martin Evoy, ’20, Librarian
URING the past year, our library has enjoyed phenomenal growth. From a small collection of ancient books, it has grown to be an important department in school life. In May of 1919 Harold Roberts, our earnest, painstaking librarian, after having struggled through the year with a rickety old case of books, which no one wanted to read, stowed away in one corner of a class room, secured the use of the former typewriting room to which he brought his antique volumes, the bookcase containing the encyclopedia, and the magazine rack. He also obtained a small table and a few chairs. He adopted the system of numbering used in the University of Pennsylvania library in place of the antiquated system then in vogue. This gave the library a place in the school and provided a reading room for the students.
The following June the librarian for the next year was appointed, as well as assistant librarians who were to take charge of the library in the different periods, so that the room could he open throughout the day.
With the beginning of the present year began the flood of new books, which has proved so great during the year that the antiques of which the library was formerly composed are quite displaced, and our cases are beginning to assume the appearance that a high-school library should have. A new system of issuing books has been instituted, giving each book a card which the student signs when taking out the book.
Before the publication of the Christmas issue of The Oracle we were asked to contribute some notes to the Forum. We cheerfully complied, as we were glad to have this opportunity of bringing our department to the attention of the school. Since then we have used at least one column in each Oracle. The method has succeeded in awakening interest in our wjrk to the extent that one-fourth of the students have library books all the time. The fines during the year have enabled us to purchase two cabinets, in one of which we keep a card catalogue, in the other the cards of the books that are out.
The School Board now announces that it has purchased new bookcases, which will be filled during the coming year, and a set of six books, containing valuable information on recent events, which will form an appendix to our encyclopedia.
We wish to thank Theodore Copeland, Orbel Yates, Helen Ulrich, Theresa Young, Dorothy Reeves, Katherine Spayd and Mildred Yates, who have taken charge of the library during the respective periods of the day. Edward Williams and August Kifife had complete charge at different times during the year.
One Friday morning, a month before the close of school, the librarians gave a program at chapel exercises, at which time they outlined the things needed next year, and urged students to join the class then being started by Mrs. Wyatt to train students for the library work. The number reporting for this class has been54
very satisfactory, so that next year we shall have a corps of trained librarians to manage the library.
We expect to have a wide-awake librarian next year, who will push forward the library work, enlarging it and using the Dewey system of classification and the A. L. A. subject headings which we have introduced. This done we shall have a library worthy of our school, one which every student will look upon with pride and of which he will say, “This is our library, a library well worthy of imitation.”
J|ome ant) ctjool gtesoctation
HE home and School Association has proved that a high school cannot be successfully conducted without the interest and assistance of the parents of the students. During the entire year, with great success, its members have been planning and working for the best interests of the school. The first innovation was the University Extension Course, a series of five lectures which proved educational, interesting and highly entertaining. These lectures were as follows:
Jan. 22. Stephen Graham .........................................“Hope for Russia.”
Feb. 20. Conley Quartette...................................................Music'll
Mar. 11. Elizabeth Pooler Rice.....................................Dramatic Reading
Apr. 27. John Kendrick Bangs..............................“Salubrities I Have Met.”
May 14. Arthur Walwyn Evans..........................“What America Means to Me.”
The course received the wholehearted backing and interest of the township, so much so that plans are being formed for a fuller course next year.
In addition to this the Association donated $100 to be used for athletics in the school. This gift was much appreciated by the students. The Home and School Association, not satisfied with these good works, has gone farther and is planning improvements for the athletic field. These improvements are badly needed and another great work will have been performed whe-i they are completed.
It may easily be seen from this excellent record that the Association is working for the best interests of the school. It is stimulating the interest of the community in what the students do, and deserves the support of all the parents and friends of the school. Its objects are: A bigger and better school, a sustained interest in all school activities and the High School as a community center.THE ORACLE 55CLASS RECORDTHE ORACLE
HE football season was very successful, not in the number of games won but in the clean, scrappy football the boys played. Coach Krueger deserves credit for picking the best material the school had, placing his men correctly and teaching them to play good football.
Cheltenham swamped Abington in the first game of the season. A green team has to play together a long time in order to win from a team like Cheltenham. Friends’ Central showed poor opposition and Abington tore through their line for long and successive gains, but nevertheless lost. Darby High and Germantown Academy won easily, for both were fast teams. Swarthmore bewildered Abington with a swift aerial attack and won.
Good men are not discouraged by defeat. Chestnut Hill Academy had a hard job getting away with the large end of the score in the cleanest, fastest and scrappiest game played during the season. Haddonfield, over confident, was easily torn apart by the Abington eleven; the Alpha Alpha Chi was easily defeated, but the team “but struck a snag" in the Alumni game and lost, 13-0.
Thus, from the standpoint of football, the season was very successful in that a batch of new material was developed. Only four of the members had former experience: Yates, Noble, Copeland and C. Britt.
The team Regulars Substitutes
Left end . . .•..............T. Britt
Left tackle .................Evoy
Left guard...................Cottom Rea
Right guard..................Wilson Lever
Right tackle.................Florey Phipps
Right end ...................Yates Hallowed
Left half-back...............Noble H. Ambler
Right half-back..............Copeland Me Vickers
Fullback ....................C. Britt O. Brock
Points scored—Touchdowns, Hallowed, Scott, 3 : Noble, 2; C. Britt. 2; Copeland. Goals, Copeland, 6.
From the line-up it may be seen that a medium-weight team with a number of capable substitutes was formed. Fortunately, however, only a few of the members of the team graduate with the class of ’20. A nucleus has been formed around which a powerful combination will be built.THE ORACLE
HE Girls’ Basketball Team flashed through the year and ended up the season with an emphatic flourish. Suscess was their motto and they lived up to it to the very letter. They did not win all their games, but they fought like Trojans in every one, even when Fincke and Sjostrom were unable to give their support. Only three games were surrendered from a schedule of eleven.
Captain Koons showed herself to be the best forward Abington has ever had, while Ulrich played a fine game as guard.
. 28 Home Ambler .................. 5
13 Away Beech wood ..............10
21 Away Upper Darby .............14
28 Home Chester .................18
8 Away Lansdowne ...............25
16 Away Ridley Park .............26
36 Home Upper Darby .............12
21 Home Ridley Park .............16
22 Home Beechwood ............... 7
26 Away Ambler ..................25
7 Away Chester .................25
HE Girls’ Basketball Club is an organization entirely new to Abington. Although the need of something of this kind has often been felt, it has never materialized until this year. Of course, the basketball girls started it, but it has grown and enlarged so that it boasts of at least fifty members. This was delightfully encouraging to its founders, who hope to do bigger things next year.
The name “Basketball Club” was chosen as merely temporary. It was the only name suitable, as no other sports are offered to girls in the school. However, next year may bring forth many opportunities and it will probably be called “Girls’ Sports Club” or “The Athletic Club,” names which have been suggested.
The following officers were elected for the year: President, Myrtle Peirson: Vice-President, Martha Armstrong; Secretary, Helen Peirson; Treasurer, Helen Ulrich.THE ORACLE
HE basketball team had an unsuccessful season as far as winning games is concerned. But when consideration is given to the fact that Yates was the only veteran, the work done by the new team seems remarkable. Yates and Houpt were the mainstays at the guard positions throughout the season. Hallowed and Ambler were the forwards, with Xoble and McYicker alternating at the tap-off position. H. Ambler, T. Phipps and Lee were very able substitutes. The team suffered at the beginning of the season from lack of a consistent foul shooter, but toward the end of the season Hallowed was rapidly removing this
handicap. The results of the schedule are as follows:
Abington .........................17 Alumni...........................30
........................19 Lower Merion.....................25
........................13 L'pper Darby ....................27
........................25 Jenkintown ......................27
........................27 Huntingdon V alley...............16
“ 14 Hatboro .........................13
........................23 Upper Darby......................18
........................24 Jenkintown ......................31
........................19 Lower Merion.....................4462
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IRLS’ basketball proved just the reverse of all expectations. Every forecast proved false, and the girls, as usual, went ahead and made records of their own liking.
The Seniors started out well, easily overriding the Freshmen and not seriously feeling the jolt they received at the hands of the Sophomores. When they met the Juniors, however, they were positive they would lose: and they did.
Somebody suggested that these games were all planned at the meetings of the Girls’ Basketball Club, and the girls merely went through the formality of playing to prove that they were right in their prediction. This seems hard to believe, but the hopeful Freshmen provided the needed exception, so that it is possible after all that the girls were fooling us when we thought they were trying to eat each other.
Later in the season, the Senior vigor lagged, and it was only by a fortunate forfeiture that they held their rather creditable position.
The Juniors barely managed to slip over on the winning side of the fence in their first game. The team improved steadily, and, with the discovery that Mary Lanning could play better as a forward than as a center, the Juniors practically had things their own way for first place. Their first game with the Freshmen was a complete walkaway in spite of the Freshies’ desperate defense.
The Sophomores, from whom everybody expected a perfect record, disappointed the class, the coach and the school in general by tying for only third place. In all but one game the score was close and the result doubtful, but the ball was as unkind to these girls as it was to the upperclass boys. One of the things for which the A. H. S. basketball world is indebted to the Sophomores is the introduction of the heavyweights in the center, and the “battle of the heavyweights” is unknown in basketball annals, marking the end of the use of the tall and slender kind. The Freshmen soon followed suit and when the teams met and Eastwood and Flavell romped about in the center, it was not considered a safe place for side centers, which necessitated the use of only five players on each team, and when one girl fell the gym shook; but when both fell we thanked our lucky stars there was nothing but solid earth beneath the overtaxed floor. To the girls who tried to guard these “monitors,” however, it was no laughing matter, for we must all admit that they proved that weight can be made to carry, if carefully applied.
We wish we could say more for the Freshman girls in the way of scores, but unfortunately the lack of experience and size told to such an extent that the Freshmen were outclassed in most of the games. However, Tarbell’s guarding, Flavell’s over-the-head throw and Greene’s unconquerable determination to win convinced their opponents that the games were not to be had for the asking. In the number of candidates out the Freshmen far outnumbered any other class, and as a result theirs was the only girls’ team to play every game. Roberts was developed as a center during this series and Ober proved her worth. Flavell and Eastwood have already been mentioned, but it might be added that Williams used the same tactics. The entire Freshman team was new and the starring of Greene, Mast and Jones was the most important discovery in the girls’ games. Next year the Juniors willTHE ORACLE
have to guard their honors carefully or the Freshmen will take the place at the head of the list.
Finke . .,..........
Players (who played C., S. C. and G.)
M. Peirson .........
Girls’ Final Individual Standing
Field Foul Foul
Goals Goals Tries Points
28 10 21 66
23 8 40 54
8 31 75 47
8 19 30 34
8 11 56 27
9 8 18 26
5 2 6 12
5 0 2 10
3 0 2 6
0 3 6 3
1 0 0 2
Fouls Players (who played Fouls
Made C., S. C. and G.) Made
... 19 Williams .......................12
...2 Young .......................... 5
... 16 Steward ......................... 0
... 16 Foster ........................... 2
...21 Shorday ......................... 6
...22 Sjostrom ....................... 7
...12 Thompson .......................... 0
Senior . . ..
Senior — .
Junior Senior Sophomore Freshman .
Score oj Games ....17 Freshman ....17 Sophomore ....13 Sophomore .... 11 Freshman . .... 10 Senior .... 15 Freshman . ... .29 Freshman . .... 27 Sophomore .... 3 Sophomore ... .29 Freshman . .... 3 Senior .... 12 Sophomore Final Standing
W. L. Av.
6 0 1.000
4 2 .667
1 5 .167
1 5 .167Pops’ Snterclass Basketball
HE Interclass basketball series was played for the most part as scheduled, although it did not receive the prominent recognition in The Oracle that had been planned (due to the financial inability of the staff to give us the space).
The final results of the boys’ games differed little from the prediction, although the Senior “boom’’ after their defeat by the Freshmen put a damper on the latters’ hopes, and even had the “high and mighty” Sophomores very badly scared for a time. The Seniors practiced before and after each game and fought hard during the games, but the ball always worked better for the other fellows, and really preferred to go through their basket anyway; so what was the use ? The Seniors will, however, point with pride to Power’s name at the head of the individual list and feel that that covers all their deficiencies.
The Juniors seemed quite desirous of winning at the beginning of the season, and, in their first game, gave the Sophomores an unpleasant surprise by finishing only five points in the rear. But toward the end of the season their interest lagged and although “Senator” Brock came out wearing a mask to protect his “goggles,” and Scott nearly ruined some ambitious Freshmen in his effort guard them, it was Loucheim’s consistent scoring that kept the team from being a farce.
Shall we mention the Sophomores? Yes, it would be discourteous to neglect them, but there is no need to dwell on their hopes, trials and final achievement, for the team and the rest of the class make a pretty good advertising combination. If you don't know who gobbled up the boys’ basketball championship and snatched the cup, it is either because you were born deaf, dumb and blind or you live in another state. Yon say that is rather broad ? Well, possibly you are right, but the Sophomores DID win, and really earned their trophy. They know it, too, even if Archie did refuse to play the Seniors an extra game. He explained it by saying, “We—we can’t win anything, you know, Martin, and—and, why—Oh, we can lose a lot.” Aside from all fun, however, the Sophomores had the material and played a splendid game throughout the series, while their games with Jenkintown demonstrated to the satisfaction of everybody that they were the deserving team.
We need make no excuse for the Freshmen. Their hotly contested second place was not won on looks or even on their reputation. Everybody seemed ready to discourage their dreams of first place, but with a little coaching from Yates, a hustling team was developed with an Ambler-Leibr ck combination at guard and Cottom looming up big at center. Cottom seemed to have a peculiar trait. Every time he stumbled he threw the ball out of his way, and that mysterious sphere invariably sought and passed through the basket, and as Cottom was downright careless about handling his feet the Freshmen managed to come out on top at the end of half of the games.
What has been gained in this series of Interclass games? We have learned that football cannot be played on the basketball floor, although it is interesting to watch Evoy and MeVicker or Wilson and T. Britt give a practical demonstration of that feat. We have learned that the school has a promising forward in Loucheim, and a guard in Scott, if the latter can be made to understand that football and basketballTHE ORACLE
are two separate games. Pierson can shoot field goals, Reichert can shoot fouls and Cottom, if properly coached, will star as a forward and Ambler as a fast guard.
This is of interest to the school in general and to the coaches in particular. To each individual student it should mean that there is some branch of athletics for him. In football, although the ratio of chances for his winning his letter can never be more than twenty out of one hundred and forty, the chances of his making the class team is at least fifteen out of twenty, after the varsity men are excluded. With such large possibilities it is almost impossible for a student to escape a position on the team. This policy marks a big advancement in A. H. S. athletics toward the time when all the school will cheer in varsity games, and all the school will be cheered in class games.
Boys' Final Individual Sta iding Field Foul Foul Field Foul Foul
Players Goals Goals Tries Points Players Goals Goals Tries
Powers ... 9 13 40 31 Reichert . .. 1 8 16
Loucheim ... ... 6 16 36 28 Davis 5 3 8
McVicker . .. . . .11 4 8 24 Robinson . . 2 4 8
Cottom ... 4 14 44 23 Slack 1 5 11
Wilson ... 4 15 47 23 J. Conway . 1 3 11
Conway .. . . ...6 10 32 21 Leibrick . . . 0 4 8
Sassaman . .. ...9 3 19 21 Evoy 0 3 8
Lee .. . 8 4 11 20 Scott 0 3 15
Ambler ... 5 7 38 27 Brock 0 2 11
W. Phipps . . ... 5 6 19 16 Herman . . . 0 1 7
F. Phipps . .. ... 4 2 28 10 Christ 0 0 5
Pierson ... 4 2 28 10 Lever 0 0 3
Sophomore Freshman . Senior Junior
.................................. 6 0
.................................. 3 3
................................ 2 4
.................................. 1 5
Score of Games
... 8 Senior.........................
.. .20 Junior.........................
... 7 Freshman .........................
... 16 Freshman.......................
... 16 Junior.........................
.,. 19 Junior.........................
... 14 Senior.........................
... 16 Junior.........................
... 19 Senior ..........................
...33 Senior ...........................
... 3 Freshman..........................
... 6 . . .15 .. 4 ...12 .. .11 ... 8 .. .10 ... 8 .. .14 ... 3 ...25 ... 0
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OACH KRUEGER is making baseball the most successful sport of the year. At the present writing the majority of the games have been won. Phipps, Hallowell and Ambler are veterans from last year, playing first base, second base and shortstop, respectively. Houpt is a new man this year, who has been fiielding well and also leading the stick work. Yates is a veteran in left field, while Rapp or Copeland looks after the center garden. T. Britt, Wilson and Stinson are fighting for the right field position. Reichert is a formidable substitute infielder. Copeland and Rapp have been bearing the pitching burden in fine style, with Leibrick, last year’s catcher, at the other end of the battery. Rapp and Leibrick are both Freshmen and in a fewyears should develop into a wonderful battery. The results of the schedule to date follows:
April 6 Abington 8 Ambler 3
“ 9 “ 7 Germantown Friends’ . . . . 4
“ 13 “ 6 Upper Darby 8
“ 16 “ 8 Haddon Heights 4
“ 20 “ 1 Ridley Park 7
“ 23 “ 10 Lower Merion 4
it 27 “ 14 Friends’ Central 4
it 29 “ 8 Cheltenham ■ 15
May 4 “ 14 Haverford 5
it 7 “ 4 Chestnut Hill 12
it 18 “ 2 Upper Darby 0
it 21 “ Ridley Park
ft 26 “ Lower Merion
June 2 “ Ambler
ti 4 “ Haverford • THE ORACLE
HE track team thus far this season has certainly came up to expectations, due partially to the work of Coach Smiley. At the Penn Relays the relay team made a fine showing, althought it did not succeed in placing.
In the Cheltenham meet, the relay team came in third. Noble won third place in the 220-yard low hurdles and in the high jump. The relay team is composed of Gardener, P. Sassaman, W. Sassaman and the veteran Yates. Owens, Yates and Gardener are fast men in the 100-yard dash. P. Sassaman, Noble and H. Ambler have made a fine showing in the hurdle races. Herman, Hunter, Scott and the Sassaman brothers are very capable half-milers and milers. Cottom slings the discus and also looks after the shot with Noble.
The team has now struck its real stride and in the future meets expects to raise the standard even higher. The schedule:
Penn Relays ............................................ May 1
Cheltenham ............................................... “ 8
Germantown Academy ...................................... “ 13
Lower Merion ............................................ “ 22
Friends’ Central......................................... “ 24
Norristown ............................................. June 5CLASS RECORDTHE ORACLE
There were not so many candidates for Tennis this year as there have been in previous years. A team has been chosen, however, with Copeland, a new man this year, as the mainstay. Walter and Paul Sassaman, Brock, C. Britt, Reichert and Fowles compose the rest of the team. Only one match has been played to date, Chestnut Hill winning, 4-1. Copeland won the lone match for Abington, defeating the Hiller's captain in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. The schedule is as follows:
April 28 ..............Chestnut Hill Academy........................Away
April 30 ..............Cheltenham ..................................Away
May 14.................Woodbury .................................. Home
May 28.................Woodbury ....................................AwayTHE ORACLE
GREAT step was taken in Athletics this year in the formation of the Athletic Association, with a membership fee within the reach of all. This step stirred up the enthusiasm of the students and all but a few took advantage of membership privileges.
A constitution was drawn up by representatives of each class and the faculty. This called for an executive committee, consisting of the managers, coaches and captains of each team, the officers of the rssociation and a representative from each class. It stated that a letter should be awarded to any athlete who participated in more than half the number of games of any sport and a monogram to any person who reported regularly for practice, but who did not compete in the required number of games. The officers of the A. A. A. are as follows:
President ..........................................Orbell Yates
Vice-President .....................................Victor Scott
Secrctar ..........................................Myrtle Pierson
Assistant Secretary ................................Anna Sjostrom
Treasurer ..........................................Mr. Messinger
The managers are:
Football ...........................................Theodore Copeland
Basketball .........................................Victor Scott
Baseball ...........................................Wm. Phipps
Track ..............................................Ernest Rf.a
Tennis .............................................George Noble
Girls’ Basketball ..................................Anna Sjostrom74
Can §?ou imagine ?
1. Miss Crovvnover as a champion of woman suffrage.
2. Mr. Messinger practicing what he preaches.
3. The Senior Class with all the money it needs.
4. A Study Hall without a “guard."
5. William Hallowed without a good argument.
6. Miss Turner telling a joke.
7. A. H. S. without the Class of '20.
8. Charlie Britt without his "gift of gab."
9. Elizabeth Williams teaching folk dancing.
10. Evoy with a "sensible girl.”
11. Chapel without a lecture.
12. A dance without a chaperon.
13. The sun shining over a week-end.
14. The Seniors’ private opinions of friend Burke.
15. The Oracle with too many jokes.
16. Mr. Smiley as hero in one of his pet Civil War battles.
17. Mr. Messinger with a “teddy bear."
18. Dorothy Donbavand without her lessons prepared.
19. Mr. Barrett without a broom.
20. Chemistry without an explosion.
21. The Senior girls trying to "vamp" Mr. Messinger.
22. Jeanette dancing with Joe Hunter.
23. The joy that diplomas bring.
24. No one finding fault.
25. Everything happening as it should.
26. All the “cases" getting married and living happily ever after.THE ORACLE
!U. ty. . 23ictionarp
“A”—A letter every one wants but few possess.
A. H. S.—The tiling that put the “bing” in Abington.
Announcements—Sometimes interesting but more often uninteresting bits of news. Always welcome because they delay classes.
Assembly—Large room, having sound-proof walls. Used for occasional gatherings of the student body.
Athletics—Best liked subject at Abington.
Bagging—Name given to certain “serious illnesses” and “dentist appointments.”
Bulletin Board—"Post no bills under penalty of the law.”
Broke—Condition of most students, especially Seniors.
Case—For full information see L. Chase and T. Copeland.
Class Meeting—Place where everybody fights with everybody else until "the meeting stands adjourned."
Dance—Form of diversion long since extinct.
Diplomas—Wait till we see them!
Football—A wonderful stimulant, absolutely guaranteed to have a “kick" in it.
Glee Club—Modern method of Capital Punishment.
Gym—Scene of many a Blenheim or Waterloo.
Halls—Oh, bliss beyond compare! Youth can walk thirty feet at Beauty’s side.
Juniors—God bless ’em!
Library—Room where no reading is allowed and much talking is encouraged.
Money—It is a hard matter to define.
Notes—Small slips of paper, bearing pent-up affection, which the faculty insist upon keeping in circulation, but to which the students object seriously.
Office—“Good Lord, deliver us!”
Oracle—The apple of our eye, but the nightmare of the editor’s dreams.
Pictures—Some call them “beauty marks”; others “photographical cartoons.”
Senior—Monarch of all he surveys—in his mind’s eye.
Theme—One page of light literature.
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Far off in the Future’s rosy mist Our beacon light we see;
It rises and rolls and tosses about As the moon o’er the dancing sea.
And far in the Past’s forgotten realm Is the goal we now have won ;
It rises and rolls and sinks at last—
A buoy with service done.
But here, between these two we find Glad days, though all too few.
For now we say, with heart and voice.
Dear Abington, Adieu.
Martha E. Armstrong.THE ORACLE
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THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF A. H. S.
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EMORY W. HUNT, President
A Twentieth Century Institution
FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL OF OVER ONE AND ' NE-QUARTER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
COLLEGE—Courses in Arts. Philosophy. Jurisprudence, Science. Biology. Domestic Science and Household Arts, Civil. Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC—Courses in Piano, Pipe Organ, Violin. Voice Culture and Art of Singing, Wind Instruments. Stringed Instruments, History of Music, Public School Music, Harmony, Composition. Theory, Vergil-Clavier.
For Catalog: and Information Address
B. F. Thomas, Registrar
THE RAISER STORES
North Glenside Glenside
Jenkintown Oak Lane
Are We Serving You?
Visit the STANLEY THEATRE Sixteenth and Market Streets Philadelphia
GLENSIDE ELECTRICAL SHOE REPAIRING CO. Willow Grove Pike
THEODORE M. DELANEY
Notary Public Real Estate Insurance
Sam Edelstein, Prop.
Household Appliances Repaired, Sold and Installed
ABRAHAM B. EASTWOOD
Light and Power
Electrical and Mechanical Contractor
238 Roslyn Avenue
Ogontz 351 Ogontz 702-A
A FULL LINE CF
Meats and Provisions York Road and Susquehanna St. Abington, Pa.
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
MRS. M. C. BURR-CORNISH Furs Remodeled and Repaired No. 7 Prospect Ave., Below Hamilton Ave. Crestmont, Pa.
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BUSINESS AND PLEASURE
The successful man or woman lives a full life—a life full of work and of enjoyment.
Linking these two factors is the service of the modern bank. You need these services now and will need them more later. We invite you to make a start here.
THE GLENSIDE NATIONAL BANK
Compliments ALPHA CHI ALPHA FRATERNITY
Compliments DELTA KAPPA OMEGA
FLOREY’S BRICK WORKS Manufacturers of Building Bricks EOSLYN, PA.
Annual capacity: Plant No. 1, East Downingtown,
24,000,000; Plant No. 2, Spring: City, 15,000,000; Plant No. 3, Roslyn, 10,000,000.
Emcr.on’s Home-made Ice Cream in All Styles and All Ways
OYSTERS, CLAMS AND CRABS IN SEASON
J. Fred Tiefenbach, Ph. G.
JENKINTOWN AND HATBORO, PA. WE DELIVER THE GOODS
DRUGS GIFTS CHOCOLATES JENKINTOWN, PA.
Artesian Wells and Water Supply
THOS. B. HARPER COMPANY
Estimates Furnished for Test Borings JENKINTOWN, PA.
Bell Phone, Cgontz 51 Nights and holidays, Ogontz 4 3
ROSLYN MONUMENTAL WORKS JOHN F. BIER LIN
Opposite Hillside Cemetery Office, Main Entrance Designer and Manufacturer of Monuments, Mausoleums, Vaults, Statuary, Celtic and Latin Crosses. Cemetery Lots enclosed. Bell phone.
Always the Best CLOTHING SHOES HATS FURNISHIN-GS FOR THE FAMILY
603-05-07 WEST AVE. JENKINTOWN, PA.
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Chester E. Albright Charles F. Mebus
907 Land Title Building, Philadelphia 205 Jenkintown Trust Building, Jenkintown, Pa.
Engineers for Montgomery County for the paving of Willow Grove Turnpike
W. C. FLECK BRO.
JERE WEBSTER, Jr.
Flour, Feed and Grain
YORK ROAD OGONTZ, PA.
J. HOWARD HAY Painting and Paper Hanging All Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention Oak Lane, Philadelphia Wyncote, Pa.
THE LEATHERSMITH SHOPS
Makers of Useful Leather 210-12 North Thirteenth St., Philadelphia
DR. F. ROLAND WESSELS Dentist
15 WILLOW GROVE PIKE
Office hours: 9 to 5 daily.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, 7 to 9.
Opposite P. R. Station Eastman Films Developing and Printing
Gas Mantles Rexall Drug Store
ROSE GROWER EDWARD TOWILL
Phone Ogontz 747-J ROSLYN, PA.
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. Eighth and Market
EDW. K. TRYON COMPANY Athletic Goods Football Soccer Basketball
OUTFITTERS OF SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TEAMS
Discount Allowed Students of A. H. S.
609-611 Market Street Philadelphia
DR. WILLIAM B. NOBLE
Announces that he has resumed the practice of Dentistry at
2028 Chestnut Street Philadelphia
Phone, Locust 6992
Bell Phone, Ogontz 1106-J
Ruttle, Shaw Wetherill
Linotype Composition for Printers and Publishers
1233 Chkimy St., Phila.
Bell Phone, Walnut 3043
Frank Engle Melrose 679 1850 Established 1S96
Call J. W. PICKWELL
A. J. ENGLE’S SON
FOR ALL KINDS of ELECTRICAL WORK WYNCOTE, PA.
Dealer in Groceries, Flour, Feed, Fresh Vegetables in season and all kinds of Fancy Fruit.
Sfenfemtoton Jtattonal Panfe
INTEREST PAID ON ALL DEPOSITS
Jenhintoton Rational Panfc
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RENNINGER RENNINGER Law, Real Estate, Insurance Glenside, Pa.
The Glenside Furnisher
WILLOW GROVE PIKE. GLENSIDE
MAURICE P. HORNER
Plumbing, Heating and Tinning
Bell Phone, Wyoming 732
WM. D. CHAMBERS Real Estate and Insurance
4933 NORTH BROAD STREET Notary Public LOGAN, PHILA.
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MODEL PRINTING CO.
Business and Social Printing and Engraving
Both Telephones Bell Phone Estimates Furnished
SLATE AND TIN ROOFING
Heaters and Ranges Gutters and Spouting
Jobbing a Specialty GLENSIDE, PA.
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Get Your COAL Out of a COAL POCKET
IT INSURES CLEAN COAL—BEST GRADES ONLY
Samuel L. Schively JenKintown, Pa.
John E. Sjostrom Co., Inc.
Manufacturer of BANK AND OFFICE PARTITIONS 1719 North Tenth Street Philadelphia
Bell, Diamond 4710 Keystone, Park 14
WM. T. MULDREW
CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR SURVEYS, PLANS, ‘MEASURING, ESTIMATIONS, MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING Jenkintown Trust Building Jenkintown, Pa.
M. P. MESSER
NOTARY PUBLIC 201 Jenkintown Trust Building
Bell Phone, Ogontz 262
JOHN E. HAUSER
Successor to M. E. HAUSER
Contractor and Builder
JOBBING ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY Estimates Furnished on Application
Bell Phone, Ogontz 960
B. 0. 0. E. TEGGE
After School Visit Our Fountain Complete Line of Eastman Kodaks and Supplies
Apollo Chocolates Always on Hand Willow Grove Pike and Glenside Avenue
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THE ABINGTON HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION An Organization of Parents, Teachers and Friends
Abington High and Elementary Schools
To Promote Greater Efficiency of the Schools as Instruments of Public Education
REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION ARE HELD MONTHLY
High School Auditorium
Rev. H. H. Bird, President.
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Compliments of the
CLASS OF 1923
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THE GLEE CLUB
Printed by Model Printing: Company, Glenside, Pa.
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