Abington High School - Oracle Yearbook (Abington, PA)

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)t (Oracle Class of Nineteen unbreU aitb tEtoentp-Cfjree Kinston SMgl) cijool gtnngton, iPennsplbaniaYEAR BOOK 5 ? f An Appreciation IVE years ago, Abington High School was the incarnation of youth. It had strength and vitality and courage and beauty. Today it is adding to these attributes a fineness of thought and action, a perfection of understanding anti living, unfailing tokens of the Golden Age about to dawn. Five years ago, there came to Abington Township Joseph C. Weirick, a worker, a teacher, a man. The mountains of Central Pennsylvania, historic mother of men, had molded his character. Penn State and Bucknell, Pennsylvania and Columbia had stimulated his intellect. His passage from the one-room school at Howard through the principalship of the Lock Haven High School to the superintendencv at Ashland had tested his manhood. Today Abington High School bears the indelible impress of that forceful personality which has set it on the road to high achievement. Abington High School has an athletic field perhaps not excelled by any other institution of its class. The teams are well equipped. The coaches are the best. The students whether they win suburban championships or come back to the hilltops after seasons of failure, are loyal to the code of sportsmanship, honorable winners and good losers. Abington High School is the scholastic equal of any other similar institution in the state. The Oracle ranks first among publications of its kind. The debating teams carry off league championships. The-students gain competitive state scholarships. The majority of the pupils graduate alter lour years of consistent industry. At all times Abington High School serves the community faithfully. With whom rests the responsibility for the proud position of Abington High School? With its principal, Joseph C. Weirick, to whom the Class of 1923, in recognition of the above facts, dedicates this year book. “May all his ways be pleasantness, and all his paths—-peace. ” YEAR BOOK 7 Jforetuorb Duke Sheffield of Buckinghamshire once said: “Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.” With this sentiment in mind, the heartiest congratulations are due those who have so generously poured forth their knowledge and have so unstintingly given of their labor to the Oracle of Aldington High School. It is with a keen sense of privilege that the present writer, representing the feeling of the entire school, makes these few remarks concerning the accomplishments of the present ORACLE Staff. Experience shows that success is due less to outstanding brilliancy than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himsel to his work, body and soul. But the ORACLE Staff has had the happy combination of both ability and enthusiasm for its task. The results speak for themselves. The uniformly superior issues of the Oracle—interesting, entertaining, humorous, saturated with the spirit of the school—bespeak a tribute far more impressive than can be given by this present effort. Thoughts are forces; through their instrumentality we have in our grasp, as our rightful heritage, the power of making life and all its manifold conditions exactly what we will. For this reason has the Oracle been invaluable to the students of Abington High School, inasmuch as it has provided under the leadership of the Oracle Staff, a medium for all to express their thoughts. Thus the Oracle has been at once our common meeting ground, our forum and our safety valve. Here, we have all had an opportunity to voice our innermost sentiments, to discuss our aspirations and inspirations, and to blow of!' the steam of a youth’s over-exuberant spirit. Finally, let it be writ upon the hearts of the school that the Oracle Staff had a difficult task to do and did it well. There is no greater accomplishment, no higher purpose, no richer success than this, that the work in hand was done with all one’s might. The Oracle Staff has labored hard and achieved much. Long after it has turned down the bend in the road which leads out into the wide world, the work it wrought will remain, a beacon-light for those who follow and a monument to the glory and the honor of dSar old Abington High.YEAR BOOK 9 v ■ ■585 Unit' Poofe £s taff Edilor-in-Chief, Gratia Kendall Business .Manager Margaret Green Literary Editor Charles Leibrick Assistants Marion Hepler Hansen Rennjnger Harold Woolfolk Claire Landis Elsie Leusch John Woolley, Athletic Editor Mildred Heath, Bookkeeper John Chesterman, Cartoonist Hazel Taylor, Chief Typist Committee oj Seniors Assisting the Staff Elmer Wilt Esther Rutherford Lloyd Lewis Kenneth Kochey Franklin Lutz Charles Krewson Eleanor Walt h h10 THE ORACLE ClafiS of 1923 £ fftcers Charles Leibrick, President John Woolley, Vice-President Robert Taylor, Treasurer Mary Rombach, Secretary Class iflotto “Life lives only in success.' Class Colors Class Jflotoers Crimson and Gold Sweet Pea Class Pell Crimson and Gold Crimson and Gold Look and behold The class of twenty-three Let’s—give-three A-bing-ton—twcn-ty-thrce A-bi ng- ton—t wen- ty- three A-bing-ton—twen-ty-three Rah For twenty-three! Farewell to thee, ABINGTON! 5YEAR ROOK 11 Contents; Foreword, Theodore Gottlieb................................... 7 Class Yell, Joseph Broso..................................... 10 I he Chronicle of the Class of Twenty-three, Charles Leibrick 33 Class Poem, Elsie Leusch..................................... 35 Class Song, Helen Stinson.................................... 36 The Making of a Man, Henry Ambler............................ 37 Education as Related to Civic Prosperity, Theodore Gottlieb 38 America’s Responsibility, Gratia Kendall..................... 40 Senior Statistics, Charles Leibrick and Kenneth Kochey..... 41 The Hours, Charles Leibrick, Charles Kreason, Hansen Ren-ninger, Helen Stinson, Eleanor Walter, Lewis Wilson, Jlargaret Green......................................... 42 Social Notes, Franklin Lutz and Gratia Kendall............... 45 The Follies of 1924, George Delwiler......................... 49 The Class of 1925, I.eroy Garber............................. 51 1 he Trials and Tribulations of the Freshmen, JIuriel Jlorton 53 The Amazons, Esther Rutherford............................... 55 The Orchestra, Hansen Renninger.............................. 57 The Glee Club, Claire Landis................................. 59 The Press Club, Richard Spering.............................. 63 The Short Story Club, Charles Krewson........................ 63 The Radio Club, Claire Landis................................ 65 The Latin Club, Howard Spering............................... 65 An Evening with the Seniors, Esther Rutherford............... 67 The Library, Charles Krewson................................. 69 Athletic Notes, John G. P. Woolley.........................69-82 Cartoon, John A. Cheslerman.................................. 83 J12 THE ORACLE Hank ADEE, HORACE HARVEY 1919- 1920. Entered from Hatboro Grammar School. 1920- 1921. Class Basketball Team; Librarian. 1921- 1922. Second Team Basketball; Radio Club; Associate Editor, the Oracle. 1922- 1923. Basketball Team; Rev. Roger Minchin, "The Amazons"; Radio Club. " Tell me, where is Jancy bred? In I he heart or in the head?’’ 'ft ALLEN, VIOLET EVELYN 1919-1920. Entered from Germantown High School. 1922-1923. Press Club; Radio Club. "Jove’s my petition, all my ambition." AMBLER, HENRY SHfflffH 1919- 1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Football Team; Basketball Team; Track Team; Class President; Class Track Team. 1920- 1921. Football Team; Basketball Team; Swimming Team; Class President; Class Track Team. 1921- 1922. Football Team; Class Basketball Team; Swimming Team; Track Team; Class Track Team; Vice-President. 1922- 1923. Football Team; Class Basketball Team; Swimming Team; Track Team; Class Track Team; Athletic Association President. n Hen My golden spurs now bring to me.YEAR ROOK 1 Class of 1923 BARKIS, RUTH R. 1919-1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Glee Club. 1922-1923. Radio Club; Press Club. "Fair, sweet and young, receive a prize Reserved Jor your victorious eyes.” Barry BIECKER, HERBERT R. D. 1919-1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. 1922-1923. Circulation Manager, the Oracle; Youatt, “ 1 he Amazons ; Radio Club. " The world's a stage where e fery man must play a part, and mine a sad one. Tight BIGGARD, HARRIET WYNNE flk 1919-1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Class Basketball. 1922-1923. Class Basketball Team; Glee Club, Pan on a Summers Day.” “’Tis Sara—no, ’tis Harriet, You never see her kick orjret.” V Sara 14 THE ORACLE BIGGARD, SARA THOMPSON 1919-1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Class Basketball Team. 1921- 1922. Class Basketball Team. 1922- 1923. Class Basketball Team; Glee Club, “Pan on a Summer’s Day.” "’Tis Harriet, no, 'll,r Sara herself, Cute htlle smiling, dimpling elj.’‘ BOWLER, CHARLES WILBUR 1919-1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. 1921- 1922. Class Basketball Team; Radio Club. 1922- 1923. Class Basketball Team; Second Basketball Team; Track Team; Lord Twecnwayes, "The Amazons"; Radio Club. "He thought as a sage and jell as a man.” BRITT, ALBERT C. 1919- 1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Class Football Team. 1920- 1921. Class Football Team. 1921- 1922. Football Team. " Ouljrom a Jour-gear sentence, it seemed like ten."15 YEAR BOOK BROSO, JOSEPH F. 1920- 1921. Entered from Fort Washington School. Orchestra; Class Football Team. 1921- 1922. Orchestra; Class Track Team. 1922- 1923. Football Team; Class Basketball Team; Glee Club. “A woman wails for me.” CHESTERMAN, JOHN A. 1919- 1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Class Vice-President; Class Basketball Team. 1920- 1921. Class Football Team; Class Basketball Team. 1921 1922. Football Team; Class Basketball Team; Assistant Art Editor, the Oracle. 1922-1923. Football Team; Art Editor, the Oracle; bitterly, “The Amazons". “ A conquering man with handsome parts. He has no precedent in breaking hearts." CONWAY, JOSEPH B. 1919-1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Class Football Team; Class Basketball Team; Glee Club; Chorus “ Bulbul." 1922-1923. Football Team; Basketball Team. “An honorable man, lop Jull with glee, lie seeks nothing else but jelicity." ■{£ THE ORACLE EELLS, THOMAS SAMUEL 1919-1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Reporter for the Oracle; Orchestra. 1922-1923. Lord Litterly, “The Amazons." “ Do your sisters kiss the headgardener s sons?” FLAVELL, ANNE 1919- 1920. Entered from Ogontz School. Class Basketball Team. 1920- 1921. Class Basketball Team. 1921- 1922. Class Basketball Team. 1922- 1923. Class Basketball I earn; Hockey Team; Lady Thomasin Belturbet, “The Amazons." “ Roses and cream.” FOX. GEORGE K4UTLER- 1919- 1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Class Football Team; Class Basketball Team. 1920- 1921. Baseball learn; Class Basketball Team; Class Treasurer. 1921- 1922. Baseball Team; Class Basketball Team; Second Basketball learn; Assistant Business Manager, the Oracle. 1922- 1923. Baseball Team; Class Basketball Team; Cheer Leader; Executive Committee, Athletic Association. “ crave no boundless golden hoard; I only crave a jag, my lord.”YEAR BOOK 17 GOTTLIEB, THEODORE ROOSEVELT 1922-1923. Entered from Northeast High School, Philadelphia. Orchestra; Football Team; Miller, The Hawk, "Two Crooks and a Lady"; Andre De Grival, "The Amazons"; Debating Team; Class Basketball; Class Track Team; Class Prophet. " When I ope my lips, lei no dog bark.” GREEN, MARGARET T. V. 1919- 1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Class Basketball. 1920- 1921. Glee Club; Basketball Team; Basketball Club. 1921- 1922. Basketball learn; Basketball Club. 1922- 1923. Captain, Hockey Team; Basketball Team; Business Manager, the Oracle; Basketball Club; Sergeant Shuter, "The Amazons"; Glee Club; Track Team; Orchestra. " An alhlele, yel sweet and fair, With smiling Jace and cheslnul hair.” HAAS, LETITIA M. 1921- 1922. Entered from Willow Grove High School. Glee Club. 1922- 1923. Press Club; Radio Club; Class Hockev Team; "Pan on a Summer's Day"; Miss Jones, "Two Crooks and a Lady." " The blythest bird upon the bush Had ne'er a lighter heart than she.”18 THE ORACLE HARRY, MILDRED E. 1921- 1922. Entered from Willow Grove High School. 1922- 1925. Class Basketball Team. “But woman, nature's darling child! There all her dreams she does compile HEATH, MILDRED A. 1921- 1922. Entered from Willow Grove High School. Class Basketball Team; Basketball Club; A Poppv, "The Wishing Ring." 1922- 1925. Class Basketball Team; Basketball Club; Chief Bookkeeper, the Oracle; Assistant Typist, the Oracle. “For she is wise ij I can judge oj her, And fair she is if that mine eyes be true HEPLER, MARION VIRGINIA 1919-1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Chorus, "Bulbul ' 20-1921. Class Vice-President; Librarian of Glee Club. 1922-1925. Class Secretary; Assistant Alumni Editor, the Oracle; Short Story Club. 1922-1925. Alumni Editor, the Oracle; Lady Castlejordan, "The Amazons"; Lady Giovanna, "The Falcon"; Basketball Club; Radio Club; Press Club; Librarian. “Elegance also is jorce."YEAR BOOK 19 ISEL, MADELEINE BARBARA 1922-192.3. Entered from Philadelphia High School for Girls. “0, AIally’s meek, Mattysjwect, Matty s modest and discreet. Malty s rare. At ally s fair, MaUy s everything complete KENDALL, GRATIA V. 1919- 1920. Entered from Wayne Valley School, Saskatchewan, D. of C. Glee Club; Librarian. 1920- 1921. Glee Club; Librarian. 1921- 1922. Assistant Editor, the Oracle; Vice-President, Glee Club; Librarian; Alternate Debating Team; Short Story Club; Art Club; Basketball Club. 1922- 1923. Editor-in-Chief, the Oracle; Captain, Debating Team; Short Story Club; Radio Club; Senior Hockey Team; Lady Noeline Belturbet, "The Amazons." “And Fame her greenest laurels brought, To crown a head that heeded not. KENYON, ROBERT HENDERSON 1919-1920. Entered from North Glenside Grammar School. 1921- 1922. Class Basketball Team. 1922- 1923. Class Track Team; Policeman, "Two Crooks and a Lady." “Like a drowsy child, dozing the lazy hours away.”20 THE ORACLE KESLER, WILLIS JAMES 1919- 1920. Entered from North Glenside Grammar School. Glee Club. 1920- 1921. Glee Club. 1921- 1922. Assistant Joke Editor, the Oracle. “ He who builds character is the greatest builder oj all.” KOCHEY, KENNETH 1922-1923. Entered from Northeast High School, Philadelphia. Class Track Team; Federigo Degli Alberighi, "The Falcon"; Glee Club; Chorus, "Love Pirates of Hawaii." “ He's a son oj Apotto, and an image oj him” KREWSON, CHARLES F. 1919- 1920. Entered from North Glenside Grammar School. Class Basketball Team; Class Football Team. 1920- 1921. Class Basketball Team; Librarian. 1921- 1922. Class Basketball Team; Librarian. 1922- 1923. Fitton, "The Amazons"; Glee Club. His heart was ever in his work.”YEAR BOOK 21 KRIER, BLANCHE MILLARD 1919- 1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Class Basketball Team. 1920- 1921. Class Basketball Team; Basketball Club; Glee Club; Debating Club. 1921- 1922. Class President; Assistant Business Manager, the Oracle; Short Story Club; Class Basketball Team; Basketball Club. 1922- 1923. Class Basketball Team; Debating Team; Basketball Club; Class Hockey Team; Press Club. “ Thou art not gone, being good wherein thou art, Thou leanest in us thy watchful eyes, in us thy loving heart! LEFFERTS, DOROTHY ROSE 1919- 1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Glee Club; Chorus, “Bulbul ' 1920- 1921. Glee Club; Chorus, “The Gypsy Rover." 1921- 1922. Glee Club. 1922- 1923. Glee Club; Lilinoe, “Love Pirates of Hawaii '; Chorus, “Pan on a Summer's Day"; Typist, the Oracle. “She has all the charm oj a woman! LANDIS, CLAIRE REYNOLDS 1920- 1921. Entered from Philadelphia High School for Girls. 1921- 1922. Assistant Exchange Editor, the Oracle; Basketball Club; Short Story Club. 1922- 1923. Exchange Editor, the Oracle; Basketball Club; Press Club; President, Girls' Glee Club; Secretary, Radio Club; Chorus, “Love Pirates of Hawaii"; Lady Noeline Belturl et, “The Amazons." “Full oj fancy, full of Jolly, Full of jollity and fun! 22 THE ORACLE LEIBRICK, CHARLES F. 1919- 1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Baseball Team; Class Basketball Team. 1920- 1921. Baseball Team; Football Team; Class Basketball Team; Executive Committee, Athletic Association. 1921- 1922. Baseball Team; Football Team; Class Basketball Team. 1922- 1925. Baseball Team; Librarian; Football Team; Glee Club; Class President; Literary Editor, the Oracle. " Builds his dislikes of straw and his jriendships oj oak. LEUSCH, ELSIE J. 1919- 1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Orchestra; Art Club. 1920- 1921. Orchestra; Art Club. 1921- 1922. Orchestra; Short Story Club; Assistant Art Editor, the Oracle; Art Club. 1922- 1925. Orchestra; Poetry Editor, the Oracle; Glee Club; Press Club; Elizabeth, “The Falcon." “From her flying quill there dripped Sweet music on her manuscript” LEWIS, CHARLES LLOYD 1919-1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. 1922-1925. Chairman, Pennant Committee: House Manager; Assistant Scenery Manager; Assistant Stage Manager; Chairman, Program Committee, "The Amazons"; Latin Club; Radio Club. u Either very wise or otherwise.” YEAR ROOK 21 LOUGHEAD, ROBERT JAMES 1920- 1921. Entered from Hatboro High School. Vocational Club; Track Team; Class Basketball Team; Class Track Team. 1921- 1922. Track Team; Class Basketball Team. 1922- 192.3. C.aptain, Track Team; Class Basketball Team; Class Track Team. "A wise man, who knows lhal it is always the part oj prudence to Jace eoery claimant and who pays cocry jusl demand on his time, his talents, and his heart.” LUTZ, FRANKLIN CHARLES 1919- 1920. b , Entered from Glenside Grammar School. Football Team; Class Football Team. 1920- 1021. Football Team. 1921- 1922. Football Team. 1922- 23 Football Team; Glee Club. “ Tool! Tool! Who’s this man Who 'on all sadness puls a ban?” MAST, MARGARET GERALDINE 1919- 1920. Entered from Williamsport High School. Class Basketball Team; Basketball Club; Chorus, “Bulbul. 1920- 1921. Glee Club; Basketball Team; Basketball Club; Huntress, “The Gypsy Rover.” 1921- 1922. Basketball Team; Basketball Club; Military Maid, “The Wishing Ring.” 1922- 1923. Basketball Team; Basketball Club; Chorus, "Love Pirates of Hawaii”; Lady Castlejordan, “The Amazons.” “ About her mouth a smile came, So wonder]ul and wise.”24 THE ORACLE MATHERS, ALBERT 1919- 1920. Entered from McKinley Grammar School. Glee Club Class Basketball Team. 1920- 1921. Class Basketball Team. 1921- 1922. Youatt, "The Amazons”; Class Basketball Team. “ A farmer s son From the Jarm did run And secured Jor himselj a seat in the sun.” MYERS, CHARLES LUTHER, Jr. 1918-1919. Entered from McKinlev Grammar School. Class Basketball Team. Left school for a year, 1919-1920. 1920- 1921. Baseball Team; Class Basketball Team; Vocational Club. 1921- 1922. Football Team; Basketball Team; Baseball Team; Vocational Club. 1922- 1923. Football Team; Baseball Team; Basketball Team; Class Track Team; Glee Club; Vocational Club. " A mighty man oj valor ” NEVIN, JOHN ROWLAND 1920- 1921. Entered from Cheltenham High School. 1921- 1922. Assistant Business Manager, the Oracle. 1922- 1923. Class Basketball Team; Class Track Team. " Though Jun may be Jolty, lie s loved that is jolly.”YEAR BOOK 25 RENNINGER, GEORGE HANSEN 1919- 1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Orchestra. 1920- 1921. Orchestra; Jerry Cruncher, “A Talc of Two Cities." 1921- 1922. Short Story Club; Assistant Joke Editor, the Oracle; Lord Tweenwayes, “The Amazons." “Lei me play Hie Jool: with mirth and laughter Lei old wrinkles come RIPLEY, MARGARET ELM A 1919-1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. 1921- 1922. Basketball Club. 1922- 1923. Glee Club, “Pan on a Summer's Day"; Press Club; Radio Club; Class Basketball Team; Basketball Club; Hockey Club, Treasurer; Second Hockey Team. “ Ihi blessed with countenance whose unclouded ray, Can make tomorrow as fair as today.” ROBERTS, J. WALTER 1919- 1920. Entered from McKinley Grammar School. 1920- 1921. Vocational Club; Class Basketball Team. 1922-1923. Vice-President, Glee Club. Thou art loo wild, loo rude, and bold of voice; Paris that become Ihee ha - pi ly enough, And in such eyes as ours appear not faults.”THE ORACLE 26 ROMBACH, MARY DALY 1920- 1921. Entered from’Fort Washington School. Glee Club. 1921- 1922. (•lee Club; Assistant Circulation Manager, the ORACLE. 1922- 1923. Class Secretary; Athletic Association Secretary; Prompter, “Two Crooks and a Lady"; Librarian. “ As laugh the children, so her laugh Haunts all the atmosphere” ROMBACH, WILLIAM JESSE 1920- 1921. Entered from Fort Washington School. Track Team; Class Track Team. 1921- 1922. Swimming Team. 1922- 1923. Football Team; Track Manager; President, Glee Club; Lieutenant' Wood, “Love Pirates of Hawaii"; Class Track Team; Policeman, “Two Crooks and a Lady." 44 The kind oj man Jor you and me, He Jaccs the world unflinchingly” RUSH, ANNA GILLASPY 1922-1923. Entered from Cheltenham High School. Lady Thomasin Belturbct, “The Amazons." 44 Lije is a series oj surprises. You Jurnish most oj the pleasant ones.”YEAR BOOK 27 RUTHERFORD, ESTHER MILDRED 1921- 1922. Entered from Willow Grove High School. 1922- 1923. Librarian; Prompter, “The Amazons ' “ Her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks and so distinctly wrought That one might almost say her body thought." SPAYD, WILLIAM NEUHER 1919- 1920. Entered from North Glenside Grammar School. 1920- 1921. Glee Club. 1921- 1922. Glee Club; Vocational Club. “Stow to arque, quick to act. In trade lines he's proved it Jor a fact." STEVENS, MARION G. 1919- 1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Class Basketball Team; Glee Club. 1920- 1921. Class Basketball Team; Second Basketball Team; Glee Club. 1921- 1922. Class Basketball Team; Second Basketball Team; Basketball Club. 1922- 1923. Basketball Team; Prompter, “The Amazons"; Basketball Club. “ The world was sad lilt woman smiled." Class of 1923 ' 1 Est r Cap Steve 5328 THE ORACLE STINSON, HELEN MADLYN 1919- 1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Executive Committee, Athletic Association; Glee Club. 1920- 1921. Glee Club; Class Secretary. 1922-1923. Mrs. Sims Vane, "Two Crooks and a Lady." " Her face is like a lily, and her eyes, oj purest dew.” STINSON, WILLIAM WAYNE 1918- 1919. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Baseball Team. 1919- 1920. Baseball Team; Class Basketball Team. 1920- 1921. Baseball Team. 1921- 1922. Baseball Team; Class Basketball Team; Football Team. 1922- 1923. Basketball Manager; Baseball Captain; Class Track Team; Class Basketball Team; Football Team. “I laughed at any mortal thing.” TARBELL, HATTIE CECELIA 1919- 1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Basketball Team; Class Basketball Team. 1920- 1921. Class Basketball Team; Basketball Club; Glee Club. 1921- 1922. Basketball Team; Basketball Club. 1922- 1923. Captain, Basketball Team; President, Basketball Club; Hockey Team; Track Team; Sergeant Shuter, "The Amazons." “ A woman cited in matter of business and los’e.”YEAR BOOK 29 TAYLOR, ROBERT RUTLEDGE 1919- 1920. Entered from Disston Grammar School. 1920- 1921. Librarian. 1921- 1922. Class Basketball Team; Librarian. 1922- 1923. Class Treasurer; Class Basketball Team. The happiest man is he, 1 sow, Who has the motto, ‘Rues’ it now!” TAYLOR. HAZEL NAOMI 1919- 1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Class Basketball Team; Glee Club. 1920- 1921. Class Basketball Team; Second Basketball Team; Glee Club. 1921- 1922. Second Basketball Team; Class Basketball Team; Basketball Club. 1922- 1923. Captain, Class Basketball Team; Hockey Team; Secretary, Basketball Club; Librarian; Chief Typist, the Oracle. “So modest she Who doth emit such flattery.” TAYLOR. KATHERINE M. 1921- 1922. Entered from West Chester Hich School. 1922- 1923. Press Club; Radio Club. " And she is Jair, and fairer than that word, OJ wondrous virtues. ’ 0 THE ORACLE WALTER, ELEANOR FRANCIS 1920- 1921. Entered from Germantown. Mme. Defarue, "The Tale of Two Cities." 1921- 1922. Class Reporter for the Oracle. 1922- 1923. Lady Wilhelmina, "The Amazons"; Lucile, "Two Crooks and a Lady." " What I’ve been taught, J ve forgo lien, an A what I know Toe guessed." WILLIAMS, EDWARD, Jr. 1919- 1920. Entered from Kcnderton School, Philadelphia. Librarian; Class Track Team. 1920- 1921. Librarian. 1921- 1922. Librarian. 1922- 1923. Librarian; Glee Club; Filippo, "The Falcon." " lie is a wit And dotes on it." WILSON, LOUIS SIBBIT 1918-1919. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Baseball Team. 1920- 1921. Football Team; Baseball Team. 1921- 1922. Football Team; Baseball Team. 1922- 1923. Captain, Football Team; Baseball Team. " A tittle nonsense now and then, Is relished by the best oj men.”YEAR BOOK 31 WILT, ELMER DELANY, Jr. 1919-1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. 1921- 1922. Short Storv Club. 1922- 1925. Short Story Club; Monsieur Andr6 De Grival, "The Amazons." “Faint heart ne er won fair lady.” WOOLFOLK, HAROLD L. 1920- 1921. Entered from Willow Grove High School. 1921- 1922. Debating Club; Assistant Literary Editor, the Oracle. 1922- 1923. School Notes Editor, the Oracle; Glee Club Operetta, "Love Pirates of Hawaii"; Press Club; Debating Team. “ Honor tie. ' in honest toil.” WOOLLEY, JOHN G. P. 1919- 1920. Entered from Abington Grammar School. Class Track Team. 1920- 1921. Track Team; Class Football Team; Class Basketball Team. 1921- 1922. Track Team; Football Team; Assistant Athletic Editor, the Oracle; Class Basketball Team. 1922- 1923. Football Team; Track Team; Baseball Manager; Athletic Editor, the Oracle; Rev. Roger Minchin, "The Amazons." “ Two-fifths of him, yen!us, lnd three-fifths, sheer Judge." 2 THE ORACLE YOUNG, SARA KERN 1919- 1920. Entered from Weldon Grammar School. Glee Club; Chorus, " Bulbul." 1920- 1921. Glee Club; Chorus in Operetta, "The Gypsy Rover." 1921- 1922. Glee Club; Basketball Club. 1922- 1925. Glee Club; Lady Wilhelmina Belturbet, "The Amazons"; Chorus, "Love Pirates of Hawaii"; Chorus, "Pan on a Summer's Day"; Hockey Team; Hockey Club; Basketball Club; Prompter, "The Faison"; Radio Club; Typist, the Oracle. " And she's a good sport, loo.”YEAR ROOK 1 QTf)t Cfjrontcle of tfjc Class of ®toentH(jree J5J[TjJOW for many years the reputation of a certain place of learning—the Abington IK i High School, in the Township of Abington, did increase so that many did flKj j hear of it and went unto it and sought learning from it. JfWJ And in the year of 1919, in the beginning of the ninth month, there came £ 3 to this place of wisdom many pupils from all over the township and from beyond the township, to procure knowledge. And they did tarry there four years. Now these pupils when they first came were divided into sundry bands and tribes according to their previous resort of learning. But when they were established and sought to ccme unto their own, knowing that in union there is strength, they became one tribe under one head. And they called themselves “I'reshies” and their tribe was called the “Freshmen." And to insure tranquillity and progress, they sought out and elected divers tribal officers. They did elect a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary, and because these officials were wise and just, their names have come down through the ages; Henry Ambler, President; John Chesterman, Vice-President; Josephine Laning, Secretary, and Cassin Davis, Treasurer. To the football team they did furnish such warriors as Florey, Chesterman, Ambler and Cottom. And to the basketball and baseball and track teams, this mighty tribe did impart much strength and gave such men of valour as Davis, Williams, Gitlin, Ambler, Leibrick, Cottom and Rapp. And to the ranks of the girls’ basketball team were given the inspiring players Geraldine Mast, Margaret Green and Hattie Tarbell. And it was in this year that the tribe was discovered to have such musical bards as Margery Holmes, Gratia Kendall, Margaret Green and Elsie Leusch. Thus the tribe did wax and grow exceedingly mighty in mind and body and did make the honor roll larger by placing many names on it and did increase the number of trophy cups manifold by capturing numerous athletic events. And when the hot days had come and there was a pestilence of spring fever in the land, the tribe did pull up its stakes and scatter to the nearby hills and seashores, seeking rest and pleasure. But when the days had lost their heat, the tribe assembled in the land of Abington once more. And because it was the custom, they called themselves Sophomores; Ambler, President; Marion Hepler, Vice-President; Helen Stinson, Secretary, and George Fox, Treasurer. There appeared also some noted writings from John Chesterman, Hansen Renninger. Harold Woolfolk, Leavenworth Smith and Heston Owens. And a section of the tribe did give a sketch, an excellent pantomime entitled, “And the Lamp Went Out,” in which the climax was reached when the table with a lamp upon it, walked off the stage. And it was in this year that the tribe, growing overbold in their strength, did rise up and smite the tribes of Seniors, Juniors and Freshmen, hip and thigh with great slaughter in the inter-class basketball contest. And as a spoil of the battle, they did receive a silver trophy cup.34 THE ORACLE And the tribe did prove themselves to be dramatists. The vocational section of boys dramatized with a forceful pencil the "Tale of Two Cities" giving it much dramatic effect by ending it with the death of Sidney Carton. An English section did successfully present it in Assembly one morning. In March the tribe did make merry and gave a dance in honor of St. Patrick. And many were the people that were there. And lo! It was at this dance that there did appear many tribesmen in their first long trousers and many tribeswomen in their first cosmetic countenances. And there was much joymaking and reveling, the second year that they tarried there. After the vacation, when the tribe had become Juniors in the sight of all the land, they did choose Blanche Krier, President; Henry Ambler, Vice-President; Horace Adee, Treasurer, and Marion Hepler, Secretary. And they did show much snap in all the activities of the school. The tribe did beast of having six warriors on the championship football team. And there appeared perpetual members on the honor roll. These sages were Gratia Kendall, Robert Taylor, Harold Woolfolk, Herbert Biecker, Elmer Wilt, Esther Rutherford, and Lloyd Lewis. Again did the class basketball championship go to the honored tribe. And it was a merry manner in which the tribe closed its third year, dancing and entertaining the aged Seniors. In the fourth year of the tribe’s sojourn in the hills of Abington, they elected Charles I.eibrick, President; John Wcolley, Vice-President; Robert Taylor, Treasurer, and Mary Rombach, Secretary. And there fell on the land a great pestilence of hard lessons and many of the tribe moved to another tribe, the Juniors. And it was because of this exodus that the Seniors failed to win the inter-class basketball contest. And there came to pass that while the tribe was growing in knowledge and body, there arose a great question in the land and many were the propounders of it. But greatest of all orators were the three giants that Abington produced. And mighty was the slaughter when these three giants. Gratia Kendall, Harold Woolfolk and Theodore Gottlieb, did battle against other schools. And these three giants did capture a great banner in their debating and it may be still seen in the halls of the high school. And there was one of the tribe, William Rombach, who exhibited much ability as a singer, giving several performances, to the huge enjoyment of the students. And the tribe did put forth its best efforts and presented to the public, "The Amazons," for their Senior play. And great was the humor and mirth thereat. And it was not an epidemic of spring fever that did drive the tribe out front Abington after four years of tarrying there. It did take more than a sickness to sever the tribe from its beloved Alma Mater. Their duty at Abington was done, and though fond remembrances did bid them to stay, their honor did bid them to go forth into the world and live the ideals they had been taught.YEAR BOOK 35 Class $oem Four short years we’ve spent together. As the Class of ’23, Working, learning, playing, trying— What a busy class were we. We who chose the gold anti crimson For the colors of the class. Now look toward graduation, When we’ve won the goal at last. Coming on through work and turmoil We have seen both fun and strife, Through examinations toiled To the threshold of new life. None will say that all was weary. Nor all studying late at night, Nor that all was fear of passing. For full many days were bright. Studying page on page of Virgil, Reading classics, novels too. Sewing dresses, selling tickets. These are things we've learned to do. Jumping at a “chcm” explosion, Nervous in a shorthand test; Striving in athletics general, Most of us do these the best. Through the smear of painted faces When “The Amazons’’ was given, Through each meeting after school-time Onward still our way we’ve driven. Omvard to the very vision Of a new and different life, Till in looking, pushing forward We have gained our way through strife. Onward till we’ve reached a foothold Where we see ambition’s world. See our hopes grow great around us. And our battle Hags unfurled. Sing! Rejoice! ye striving Seniors, For another goal w’e see. As we look beyond commencement, We the Class of ’23. Elsie Leusch, ’23.THE ORACLE 56 Class ong Our class has gathered here tonight. To look back o’er f our years— Four years of pleasure, work and might Of laughter and of tears! We’ve climbed the ladder up so high. Now we must say good-bye. Oh, dear old Nineteen Twenty-Three Farewell, farewell to thee! Our class colors, crimson and gold , Shall ever be our guide. The brightest crimson, Purest gold. Shall conquer side by side. We’ve fought for dear old Abington, Banners and Trophies won—-But now, it’s time to say adieu, Abington, farewell to you! “Our life lives only in success,” The motto of our class. This finds for us, our happiness And helps our troubles pass. Oh, dear old Class of Twenty-three, We honor thy faculty! And Alma Mater, now to you, Abington, we say adieu! Helen Stinson, '23. HUma itlater Rise up one and stand ye all. For our dear old Abington. Fail not ye, but heed the call— To the White and Crimson We will ever cherish thee, Vict'rv or defeat it be, Staunch and true our schoolmates all— To our dear old Abington. Many days may come and go. To thee, old Abington. Storms may rise, and winds may blow, Firm and true our Crimson— Let not mem’ries faded be. As we go o’er land and sea, Alma Mater hail to thee To our dear old Abington.YEAR BOOK 7 Cfte jflafetng of a fttan IIK ideal of education is to develop a sound mind in a sound body. For this reason, not the least important part of our school life is the time devoted to athletics. History guides and inspires us; mathematics makes for clear thinking; literature for clear and accurate expression and the logic of sciences has its appeal. But football, baseball and other sports develop keen observation, lightning thinking, and that flashing co-ordination between mind and muscle that can be obtained in no other way. From this viewpoint let us consider the work and the progress of Abington High School in recent years. We are yet what we have been, a small school. The Abington High School Athletic Association came into existence four years ago. At first it progressed slowly. It had trouble in equipping each team as it should be equipped to represent the school. Succeeding years saw it making more lengthy strides. Today, the Athletic Association is self-supporting. • This didn’t just happen. It was the work of students, teachers, and others who felt the need and foresaw the necessity for a stronger organization if Abington were to keep step with the times. The Association was created from a drive to have every student as a member. More than that, it aimed to bring every student out for at least one sport. The object was not merely to develop better teams and add cups and historic footballs to the trophy case, but to raise the athletic and physical standard of the school as a whole. In four years, the Athletic Association has become a self-supporting organization. Not only is it self-supporting but it has the strength to give the school teams of today the best possible equipment for all those who wish to go out for the different sports. It is strong but it is not strong enough. It has done much but it has not done enough. It is not able to offer every boy and girl of Abington the chance to get the undoubted benefits of the present school sports. An extension of the list and range of sports now on (he athletic program is necessary. Each type of pupil must turn to a game that is suitable for his own particular type. Every boy cannot play football for that game demands certain qualities of mind and muscle. The lad who plays football may not be a good track man, nor the track man be able to play baseball. So each must choose his sport according to his type and his abilities. This means new sports and more equipment. The Athletic Association has gone as far as it can go alone. It has come to a crisis. It must go either forward or backward. Slipping backward cannot be considered. A good school is more than good books, good buildings and good teachers. These are the foundations and the fundamentals but they are not all the fundamentals. Something more is needed in (he training of a boy to change him and develop him from the boy into the man. He needs to measure his strength, his speed and his skill and the courage and steadiness of him, against others. He ought to have the thrill and the lift, the dust and the sweat and the heartbreak of his school games to help in turning him from a boy into a man. A high standard of athletics is essential not only to the school but to the community that supports the school. The school is the keystone of the arch of the community and when that keystone is weakened, the whole structure of the community shakes. So long as the school is kept on a solid basis, the entire community will have a solid and enduring foundation. In making Abington High a well-rounded and sound school, the support of the whole community is now needed more than ever before.58 THE ORACLE '1 his Nation of ours is built upon the average man, and not upon the individual genius. It is the average inan who builds our cities, makes our homes, pays our taxes, does the hard work of peace and fights the battles of our wars. Me is entitled to his chance. Here is the place to give him that chance. Schools like Abington make the average citizen of tomorrow. As that great American, Theodore Roosevelt said: "If you are going to benefit the average man, you must begin before he is a man.” The Duke of Wellington intimated that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the football fields of Old England, and beyond the shadow of a doubt, Belleau Wood and Chateau-Thierry and the terrible Woods of the Argonne were, in great degree, won on the football fields, the baseball diamonds and the cinder tracks of a thousand American schools. Something more than books must go into the making of a man. He needs some touch of iron in his blood; some beat of steady courage in his heart. In making the average boy into the average man and fitting him for the day-by-day conflicts of everyday living, he should be given a sound body, a cool head and the will to win that endures. These are the very soul and spirit of school sports. They cannot be had by reading of books or watching from the side lines. You must bring them with you, out of the gasping finish of the sprints, the aching agony of the mile run, the bruises and mud of fighting under your own goal posts and that soaring of the heart that comes with the far hit home run. These ought to be the rights of every boy and the long, long heritage of memories to every man. Henry Ambler, '23. Cbucatton a£ Eelateb to Crtric |3ros;pentp F THE questions underlying the making of a good citizen, that of education is among the most important. What relation does intellectual, industrial and moral education bear to the prosperity of the citizens and of the whole state or commonwealth? True education means preparation for complete living. To live completely means to be as useful as possible and to be happy. Bv usefulness is meant service, that is, any activity which promotes either the material or the spiritual interests of mankind, or both. Intellectual education not only promotes man's interests and powers; it also seeks to render these interests and powers subordinate to life's serious purposes and to afford their possessors the possibility of participation in the refined pleasures of life. Intellectual education makes a man patriotic. When an intelligent American citizen reads the history of this republic and thinks of the blood that has been shed, the lives that have been laid down to secure and perpetuate freedom for the most humble citizen, a feeling of love and pride for this country wells up within his bosom. If a man loves his country, he will strive to build it up and protect it. If a man builds up and protects his country, of necessity he must first build up and protect himself and his home. Intellectual education multiplies man's wants. In the ignorant state he is content to know nothing, to do nothing, to have nothing and consequently to lie nothing; but the man whose every faculty has been developed, is restless when idle, longs to own something, desires to act well his part in all the affairs of life, seeks to know all things of God and the universe. To the result of these longings we owe the progress, the prosperity and the grandeur of the centuries. It is a significant fact that those who have solved, yes, those who are yet solving, great problems in the scientific, mechanical anil socialYEAR HOOK 39 worlds are not ignorant men, but men whose minds have been so disciplined by intellectual education as to prepare them for such tasks. The evils and shortcomings of democracy are many. They call loudly for remedies and improvement. Whether we shall have remedies and improvement or not depends very largely upon the training of the next generation. Intellectual education will give that training which is necessary to promote civic prosperity. The greatest obstacle to civic prosperity is lack of intelligence and failure to grasp democracy itself. Our state governments are weak and inefficient, we say. The people then must be taught, and taught in some efficient manner the principles of strong and effective government. Our city governments are corrupt, we hear. Fundamental moral and economic principles must then be given to the masses, so that they may realize the importance of civic righteousness and understand as well who ultimately pays the bills for all mismanagement. Our people waste their money and their leisure in idle and profligate ways, we say. A knowledge of values and an understanding of the utilization of leisure time must then be taught. This list might be prolonged, with similar conclusions. Industrial education, for its share, teaches the dignity of honest labor. When a man has been educated in this direction, he becomes as willing to handle a spade as to handle a pen. When a man has been trained to the point that he will put brain into the ordinary vocations of life, by the eternal law that intelligence will bring to its possessor its own exceeding great reward, that man cannot but be prosperous. Poorhouses are not built for industrious men. Policemen are not employed to watch men and women whose hands are busily engaged in honest toil. The men and women who work are the ones who in the course of time will attain success. In the same proportion as the citizens attain success, will the state advance in civilization. Moral education has to do with the training of the heart. To whatever extent the other faculties are developed, however strong, wealthy and learned the man, if his heart is not right he cannot be prosperous in the highest sense. When you educate the heart of a man, you make him recognize his moral obligations, his own rights and the rights of others. If the hearts of men were right—the law courts, the penitentiaries, the jails and the gallows would be useless. Every crime committed can be traced back to some violation of the moral laws. Visit the places of punishment. There you will find intelligent men, and men who have been industrious and wealthy, but who have fallen because of some defect in their moral training or in that of others. You may have often stood in the court rooms when men were being tried for their lives, and after the trial you may have listened as the judge in solemn tones pronounced sentence of death upon the prisoner—one more citizen cut off from the state and doomed to eternity! One more vicious history for the children of the land to read! One more family somewhere bowed in grief and shame! Educate the hearts of the citizens. These scenes will cease to be. Crime is the deadly opponent of civic prosperity. Civic prosperity cannot exist where the horrid monster Crime rears his head. Develop all these three lines of education, intellectual, industrial and moral, prosperity must come to the citizen, for prosperity has no prejudices. It does not ask the color or condition of the person seeking it. To all mankind it speaks alike, in no uncertain tones, “Develop all the powers of mind, body and heart given you by God, and though you are white as snow, or black as midnight, though you be from farm or city, from mansion or .tenement, I will not fail you.” THEODORE GOTTLIEB, ’23.40 THE ORACLE America’s IXesponSttrilttp UST six years ago today, many high school students and alumni were responding to the call to the colors which resounded throughout the civilized world. The war was our war in 1917. We were in it, on the side of right and justice. “The war to end war, to make the world safe for democracy 1" was the slogan that inspired our glorious army. We sacrificed for this our forces, the flower of our manhood, taking it for granted that peace would he followed by some definite concert of powers which would make it virtually impossible that any such catastrophe should ever overwhelm the world again. Then, strange to say, as soon as we had beaten the “Hun,” we washed our hands of the cause to which we had pledged ourselves. The reaction of the shock from the horror of actual war swept over the peace-loving Americans like a mighty ocean. We were chary of any European alliance which might result as an aftermath of the war. As savages mumble charms to protect them from the evil spirits, so we quoted the well-known apothegms of Washington and Jefferson. Our policy of isolation corresponded with the situation as it was one hundred years ago, not as it exists today. Probably neither Washington nor Jefferson contemplated the possibility of America’s shirking her responsibility as a member of the family of nations. Isolation was expedient only because it was necessary to keep our struggling country alive. It was possible because we had no business interests in Europe. There were leagues and leagues of ocean and no communication between the continents, but in these days of steam and electricity, the cable, radio and wireless telegraphy, isolation is impossible. Where the business of the American people is, there will be its interests. Although we do not admit it, economically, we are in Europe. We refuse to take the responsibility of it, not realizing that we can no more perform business deals abroad without some political responsibility than we can have private property here in America, without a government. If America will not co-operate, then she would better withdraw from Europe. If she should persist in this policy of isolation let us consider the price she would have to pay. It would mean the reversion of 30 per cent, of our wheat fields and 20 per cent, of our corn fields back to their native prairie land. Fifty per cent, of the cotton fields would return to the original forest. Many of our copper mines would be closed. In short we would have to revolutionize completely our industrial and commercial systems if we were to regain that isolation which we had long ago lost. This is not the only sacrifice we would have to make. America, by co-operating with Europe, would help to prevent such a catastrophe as 1914. By co-operation and by that alone can world peace be brought about. The ‘orm this co-operation may take need not necessarily concern us. It cannot be the League of Nations. It may not be the world court. Soon there will be some more satisfactory method of obtaining peace, possibly a world conference of some kind. To make possible and to encourage plans for such a concert of powers is not only to the best interests of America. It is America’s duty to see that the cause for which the war was fought shall not have been lost. We must "Carry on!’’ until at last that peace is won, not for ourselves, but for those who shall come after us, in order that the world may be redeemed, in order that freedom may be established, in order that “war shall be no more.” Gratia Kendall, '23.YEAR KOOK 41 Mentor Statistics NAME Adee. Horace....... Allen, Violet...... Ambler, Henry...... Harris. Ruth....... Bieckkk. Herbert. ... Riggard, Harriet ... Riggard. Sara...... Bowler. Wilbur..... Britt, Albert...... Broso, Joseph...... Chester man, John. . . Conway. Joseph..... Eblls, Thomas...... Flavell. Anne...... Fox, George........ Gottlieb. Theodore.. Green, Margaret. ... Haas, Letitia...... Harry, Mildred..... Heath, Mildred..... Hepler, Marion..... Jsel. Madeline..... Kendall, Gratia.... Kenyon. Robert..... Kbslkr. Willis..... Kociiey, Kenneth.... Krewson, Charles. .. Krier. Blanche..... Landis, Claire..... Lefferts. Dorothy. .. Lkibrick, Charles. . . Leusch, Elsie...... Lewis, Lloyd....... Loughead, Robert. .. Lutz, Franklin..... Mast, Geraldine Mathers, Albert Myers, Charles..... Nevin. Rowland..... Renninger, Hansen.. Ripley, Margaret. . . Roberts, Walter Rombach. Mary...... Rombach. William. .. WHERE THEY SHINE As citizen of Horsham. Any place. In saying a mouthful. Danceland. As a friend. Telling on her sister. Explaining she’s not Harriet. As a high jumpei. In sleeping through a lesson. In making poor guesses. On horseback. In t he American Store. Making Lizzie go without an engine. On the stage. In good looks. Everywhere. Basketball. Vamping. Her hair. In Willow Grove. As Lady Castlejordan. Chemistry. Her vocabulary. Making us laugh. Down in Room 3. At Abington High. Where doesn’t he? Current Events. Steeling a Lizzie. Moonlight singing. As inventor of the noiseless soup spoons. Writing verses. In moving pictures. The mile runner. Asking fool questions. Writing. Eating pencils. Basketball, football and baseball. • On the cinder path. As Tweenwayes. At a party. • In being merry. The pots and pans. I As a mezzo contralto. favorite expression “Athletics won today.” ” I didn't say that ’ “Not necessarily." ”Oh. you’re kidding." "No. That's all wrong." “Oh. you." “ I knew that." "Curse these cows." "A snore." "Now. listen." "Yes. we have no bananasl" “What can I do for you?" “Yeah." "Oh, shut up. Tweeny." "Come on." "Sure!" "Oh, gosh!" “Oh, shut up." "Yes. I do." "Let me see." "Gee. that’s great!" "What did you say?" “Oh. George!" "We-ll." “ He plays no favorite.” “ Ha, Giovanna!" "Dang it all!” "Don’t tell me!" "Let’s go." "Oh. good night!" "Yeh!" " Isn’t it pretty?” " I can’t do them.” "Another medal - oh -hum!” “See you in church on page 4!" "Wasn’t that awful!” "Hu-h!” “That’s my panuchi!" “That got you I" " Heavens, yes!" "Gotcher homework?" “What?" " I don’t care!" " Houdoyugetthatway!" ambition Manager of Athletics. To be a stenog. Senator. Toreadoress. Electrical Engineer. To chaperon her sister. Model wife. To jump 5 ft. 10 in. To get sleeping sickness. A bull fighter. A lady killer. President of A. S. Co. To break the speed record. Teacher. Hasn’t any. A second Lincoln. A business woman. To find out what she’s talking about. To chaperon her brother. To sing. To solve the problem of why people marry. To go to church three times a day. An orator. To live in the sunny South. To be as rich as Rockefeller. Too noble to mention. A great doctor. To write stories. To cut a figure. To drive an Oakland. A great painter. To be a poet. Harold Lloyd. 2d. A great runner. To win her hand. A college president. A country gentleman. To grow a mustache. Speaker of the House, lawyer. Ziegfeld Follies. A great salesman. A high stepper. A second Caruso. DESTINY Manager of HorshamA.C. Distinction in art. Constable of the village. Meat inspector. Carver of tombstones. You can’t imagine. Artist’s model. To jump rope. Insomnia. A bull thrower. A henpecked husband. To be fined in a few days. To break only a phonograph record. Class of One. Bachelor. First violin in the Philadelphia Orchestra. Sheik’s wife. Never to gain her ambition. To wait up for her husband. Hogan Alley Alto. Judge in Court of Domestic Relations. Cleaning auto bodies. A second Norma Tal-madge. The founder of Edge Hill Preparatory School. To be as poor as Job. Too trivial to speak about. Veterinary. To writ: letters. Social assistant to a doctor. Opera singer. Pretzel varnisher. Writing verse for Campbell’s soup. To crack jokes to an English audience. A track walker. To get her father's foot. A kindergarten teacher. A farm hand. To grow a beard. Circus barker. A Toonervillc conductor. An usher. A peanut vendor. A mountain climber. Singing in the Ten Cent Store. 42 THE ORACLE NAME WHERE THEY SHINE FAVORITE EXPRESSION AMBITION DESTINY Rush, Anna In dancing shoes. “Oh, I’m sleepy!” To have him her size. To have him her master. Rutherford, Esther. At recitation. “That’s soft!” A business woman. A beautiful husband. Spa yd, William In being silent. ” Humn!” Architect. To build Woolworth Buildings Stevens, Marion As "somebody’s stenog.” ” Hully gee!” A certain tall man. An uncertain short man. Stinson, Helen Her eyes. “Quit your kidding!” A society leader. The society leader. Stinson. Wayne In knowing his stuff. “Get me?” A great batter. To strike out bravely for himself. Tarbell. Hattie Making eyes. “Sure that’s right!” Gymnasium instructor. A "dumb-bell” instructor Taylor, Hazei Typing. “Oh. heck!” To see “Am.” Mrs. Amos? Taylor, Katherine.. Feeding the chickens. “Gee, you’re ignorant!” Hall of Fame. Douglas Fairbanks’ Secretary. Taylor, Robert Down at her house. “Gotchur dues?” Somebody sweet. Reverse of ambition. Walters, Eleanor ... At the photographer’s. “What’s ’amatter?” To travel. Ferry-boat rider. Williams, Edward . . . Collecting tickets. ”Sa-y!” Librarian. Bookkeeper. Wilson, Louis Telling Baldy where to get off. “Now, it’s this way—” To catch for the Athletics. To catch poison ivy for himself. Wilt, Elmer In making proposals. “You arc—pretty good!” Engineer. Star gazer. Woolfolk, Harold. . . As a debater. "That’s what we do in Willow' Grove." A pharmacist. South American correspondent for theORACLE. Woolley. John In neckties. "Let’s see.” I-awyer. Minister. Young, Sara As a talker. "Don’t bother me!" To marry the Prince of Wales. To marry a whale of a husband. VL )t ours THE MATH HOUR "Be mindful when invention fails To scratch your head and bite your nails." That's a favorite adage with the fellows of our Math class. Invention has failed us so often that everyone of us is bald-headed. We have onl v semblances of finger nails. The only pleasant features about this class and the only things that enable us to continue studying such a subject are the teacher and the fact that it's purely a boys' class. Our teacher is the one that makes the hour pass. I wonder what would become of us if we didn't have a man with a great deal of wit and humor. Math is a heavy food and it can be digested only when raised and lightened by a baking powder of wit and humor. 1 he other feature that enables us to endure math itself is the traits exhibited by various members of the class. They are very comical, especially those of one lad that sits on the back row. Though you can't make a mule drink, you can drive him to the creek. But Zeus himself couldn’t make this fellow even try to work any problems. He is worse than a mule. On the front seats sit a row of owls who step to the board and work out any problem in the book. On the second row sit the dunces who look with stupid wonder at the ability displayed by the owls. One jolly dunce always has a pet theory for working every problem. When his theory is blasted he attempts to prove its veracity and starts off exclaiming, “Now listen!" But taken as a whole, including the dunces and owls, it is a great class and I for one will be sorry when I leave it.YEAR BOOK 45 P. O. D. "I don't know whether you all take this here P. O. D., they call it, or not. I just been athinkin' I'd tell you some of the happenings of an hour in this kind of a class. Well, the first thing's, 'Let's have it quiet, please,' and then comes, 'Any questions?' then, 'Everybody feelin' pretty good?' then away we go to recit'n'. Then if you don't answer the questions, down goes an E after your name. This here E don't mean excellent or anything like it. It really means extre'poor; and too many of these flunk you. Well, we talk about everything in that there class 'cause that's what a P. 0. D. class is for an' it's pretty hard to take your E sometimes fer nothin'. I think all us P. O. D. ers hate to have that there bell ring tell'n us we gotta quit for that day. When we all get up against the big problems of this here life, I think we'll all realize some of them things we've learnt in P. O. I), is true." Ezra Hayseeds. THE LATIN HOUR I have been asked to write a short summary of the Virgil riding lessons which we have been taking since September.. In the first place, we seven at once chartered "ponies" on which we learned to ride. Many jolts were received by the poor unfortunate ones attempting to ride at once instead of studying how first. After having ridden safely on the back roads of Virgil, we soon took the bridle path of Ovid and careered along the byways of Pvramus and Thisbe, together with the intersection of Cadmus and The Flight of Daxlulus. We are now finishing our riding and are turning to spiritualist seances, the first taking place on Tuesday, May 22d. We have existed through many ghost stories and sh-iv-ered in our boots although no desks have moved yet. Well, I must stop, now. I haven't learned all I could about riding but—come some day to see us! ENGLISH If you're not in our English class, you don't know what you're missing. Why, there's a fellow in the last seat over by the window who is second to none when it comes to asking foolish questions. My, but doesn't he love to kill time! Right next to him there sits another fellow. You know who he is. He's the fellow that writes the dreamy poetry. When it comes to argument, we'll just pick the first fellow in the third row. He'll be ready to give you his view upon the subject. If you want to know anything about English, just consult the Johnny in the first seat. The next girl will tell you how to make a successful speech without any effort. Now, if ever you want anyone to write an essay on "Kindness to Dumb Animals" for you, just call on a little boy that sits in the first seat of the second row—you know—right next to that fellow I named Johnny. I guess I'd better not tell you any more about our English class 'lest you will all want to come and we wouldn’t have room for you. Oh, yes! I forgot to tell anything about the person who sits at the big desk right in front of everybody, didn't I? Well, she- Oh, never mind. I'll tell you some other time. THE LUNCH-ROOM Have you ever been at Abington to spend the day? If you haven't, you should come at once. The best part of the school day is during the lunch period. In our lunchroom, we can get anything from cheese chips to hot dogs! Occasionally an accident happens and then— But the most exciting part of the whole lunch period is the line. After the teachers have retired to cat, the parade begins. Never was a boy so nice before if he stands near the head of the line for "You'll let us in won't you?" accompanied by a smile meant to kill, usually does its work. There are tricks in all trades but the ones used in the lunch line beat them all. For instance: A young lady at the end of the44 THE ORACLE line has some Algebra to study. Of course, if she eats sooner, she will have more time tor study. With her little story of woe in her head, she selects some unsuspecting young chap to try it on. She succeeds nearly always, particularly if she holds a beauty prize. After the Senior Play, some new tactics were used. The young lady this time picked out a member of the cast and sidled up to him and said, “Oh, I just think you did wonderfully in the play 1 I just had to tell you about it.’’ Now what could the poor fellow do? However, the school dees serve geed lunches. Come along and we’ll give you a feast fit for the gods. FRENCH Wouldn’t it be funny if you were to go over to France without the least bit of knowledge about the language, customs, or the country itself? If you’d come to our French class, though, we could help you with all these difficulties and we would promise to make it as interesting for you as it has been made for us. We have done so many fascinating things this year that it would take ages to tell you all about them. I’ll just try to touch on some of the most interesting. First, we started to write to people in France. In the letters we received from them, we were told so many wonderful things about the country and the people that we weren't just satisfied with this. We subscribed for a French newspaper, published the first and fifteenth of everj' month. In this we read all about the Daylight Saving Bill, the d eath of Sara Bernhardt, and various other interesting events not to forget the columns of jokes, nor the love stories, especially the one called, “Le Pecheur d’lslande,” written by Pierri Loti. This is a pure love story, and we all like love stories, I know! SPANISH CLASS The Spanish class has decided to be a Chinese class. It has turned into a laundry. There arc a few differences, though, between this laundry and a naturalized one. The participants speak Spanish and Napoleon Bonaparte patronizes it. The class is not only a laundry; sometimes it changes to a doctor’s office. The patients are very faithful. They keep the doctor busy during all his practicing hours. The laundry and the doctor’s office are just two of the scenes in the class but they are probably the most useful, the laundry to press out the wrinkles in the forgotten Spanish, and the doctor to prescribe it and see that there is always medicine for the patient. This year’s Spanish has been interesting. The class has given little plays at different times, some to interest the whole school, others for the first and second year classes. El Eco has kept the class informed as to the current events in the Spanish-speaking countries. This is the first year for third year Spanish in the High School. Patrons of Spanish! Look for a rummage sale next year in this class as we are leaving behind the knowledge we didn’t use. CHEMISTRY Someone asked me what it is like. I will portray for you the average chemistry period and all that goes on. To the inexperienced student, the happenings in a chemistry period seem rather exciting. Those who are in there have become unmovable at the sight of several people dropping over and being carried out. We realize that it was probably a strong whiff of carbon disulphid which made them faint—nothing serious, you know, just slight asphyxiation. It takes a good deal to kill a person and goodness knows, we chemistry students have been inhaling such smells that I believe we could live in a room filled with chlorine gas.YEAR ROOK 45 STUDY HALL This is the place where most of the students have their offices. After school, they do a rushing business until Mr. Weirick thinks it time to close shop for the day. Are you unprepared when you go to class? Study Hall! Do you fail to have a class? Study Hall! Are you delinquent in more than one subject? Study Hall! You can see that the poor old room gets plenty of use. The seats are double in Study Hall. In this way, you can get well acquainted with everybody in the school. Every one comes to this room at one time or another. It is a good place to study because of the Library. To have reference books at hand is a great assistance. You can always tell to what class a student belongs when you see him in Study Hall. The Freshmen are hard workers, perhaps giving a casual glance at their first sweethearts. The Sophomores have plenty of time to spare. After spending one year here, they are well acquainted with everything. They can, they think, learn little. The Juniors are more like the Freshmen. They begin to sec their mistakes and buckle down to work. The Seniors are stern. They look as if they were bearing on their shoulders all the responsibilities of the wide world. As for the rest of it. Study Hall is just our home here at school. ROOM THREE Room Three is the best room in the High School Building (omitting the lunch-room). Its characters should volunteer for service in Hollywood. The stars in the Room Three Studio are changeable and laughable. One is especially talkative. Her lips are always on the go, in other words, perpetual motion. The official Banker is worth noting. His office may be found in the fourth row, third desk. The most celebrated is its director, who is heavy set, robust, and good-natured, with a strong personality. At present the entire cast is working on a Gregg production called "Office Practice." Those completing this satisfactorily will take part in a new version of that well-known favorite, “ The ITide, Jf'ide IT or Id. ’ SOCIAL NOTES A new club has been formed at A. H. S. known in literary circles as, "The Society for the Prevention of the Decline of Geometry." This club numbers among its members: Charles Leibriek, Joseph Broso, John Woolley, Henry Ambler, and Franklin Lutz. We offer our felicitation to this club and pray that it long may rule in the hearts of all students. 1923 CLASS ADVERTISEMENTS REWARD—One thousand dollars will be paid to the person or persons who will submit to me the best plan for forgetting everything on or pertaining to Trigonometry. —Dick Leibrick.46 THE ORACLE WANTED—A nice, quiet, country place with a sparkling, babbling brook running near, and a large shady tree where I can rest for the rest of my life. Price is no consideration.—Bob Kenyon. FOR SALE—I have for sale one large batch of English compositions, containing about 10,000 reams of fine-ruled paper with writing in the best grade of ink. This is really good work as most of it has been published in that illustrious magazine, the ORACLE. —Gratia Kendall. LOST -—One thick chemistry book. Finder will confer a great favor on me by keeping it or burning it as I have seen so much of its contents that I will never be able to get some of it out of my head.—Joseph Broso. LEG A I., POLICE—Notice is hereby given that Mr. Franklin Lutz, on June 15th, will relinquish his business of asking innumerable questions on all subjects, ancient or present day, except the subject before the class. Mr. Lutz has done such a flourishing business in this line that he wishes to extend his thanks to his classmates for their worthy assistance. BIG VICTORY FOR CLASS OF '23 The Class of '23 scored a decisive victory over the faculty on June 15th, when it received a total count of 61 diplomas to no failures. For Sale! Guide I3ook to High School, containing all rules for good behavior; best way to annoy projessors; how to learn your lessons on fifteen minutes a day; and all matter pertaining to High School; warranted to give entire satisfaction. This book is the result of a long and disagreeable experience. It has been compiled by masters in their subjects. —Edited and published by Class oj '21. EDITORIAL OR the past few days, members of the Class of '23 have been worked up very J much over the charge that some of them have been studying. This charge is absolutely false and should be nipped in the bud at once. Think of it, so preposterous a charge as this cast upon the good character of old '23! Do you think that the students have retrograded to an ancestor’s times? This is the twentieth century! Historians tell us that history often repeats itself, but the students don’t believe this as they never studied historians and they do not intend to humor them by doing such a thing. If you were to interview Mr. Weirick, the principal, on this subject, he would have a hearty laugh at your expense. This would answer the charge itself. If you are not convinced, make an appointment with Mrs. Wyatt or Miss Turner. These teachers have exclaimed many times on the lack of study found in the graduating class.YEAR BOOK 47 Unclastetfteb btjertt$ement£ BAIL WANTED—Elmer Wilt has been sentenced to one hundred and one years at Sing Sing for heartlessly running over two caterpillars. Apply padded cell No. 999. Rev. John G. P. Woolley, X.Y.Z., will speak tonight on the “One and Only Attraction of Noble.” Anne Flavell—Hair dresser and general beautifier. All executed painlessly and carelessly in ten minutes while you wait. I will pay well for any one who will train my bristly locks to stay in place.— Robert Taylor. WANTED—A salesman for Ted. R. Gottlieb’s Dry Goods Emporium. For antiques in the line of Fords, apply to Thomas Eells. LOST, strayed or stolen from my desk last week, one small brown pony. iMay be identified by its dog ears and scarred back. Finder will please return to J. Hansen Renninger. Reward. Don't go anywhere else to get cheated. Come here. T. R. Gottlieb’s Dry Goods Emporium. On the book counter this week, “The Advantages of Being a Handsome Man,” by John A. Chesterman. Revised and abridged. WANTED—One barrel of Hair Groom. —C. Lei brick. FOR SALE—One seat in Study Hall, corner lot. Nice location, situated far from front door. Pleasant surroundings. Apply Robert Taylor, Study Hall. Are you seeking prominence? Read the book “Getting Your Name in Print,” by William S. Spayd. WANTED—Pupils for my private kindergarten, best of care socially, economically and industrially. Special rates. Apply Letitia Haas. SITUATION WANTED—Young man of 18, 4 years’ experience as correspondent in Abington High School, desires connection of responsibility offering good opportunities.—Henry Ambler. Young man wants work of any kind.— George Fox. WANTED—Willow Grove Park position by girl experienced in powdering cream puffs.—Harriet Biggard. WANTED—Position as chef with private family of means, 4 years’ experience in Abington High School Home Economics Dept. See Margaret Ripley. NOTICE—At the Town Hall tonight, at 8 P. M. will be delivered a lecture on "Chemistry" by Dr. Robt. Loughead, S.O.S. Seats free. Silver offering will be taken. No pennies allowed.YEAR BOOK 49 QL )t JfollteS of 1024 {With due apologies lo the classics) Lend me your ears. We have come to praise the Juniors, not to bury them. Fourteen score and six days ago, there was brought forth in this school a new class of Juniors, conceived in scholarship anti dedicated to the proposition that all Juniors were created equal. Now we are about to pass on to the next phase of our education, the Senior Class, and leave behind us footprints in the sands of time. In order that those who come after us may be properly informed as to our accomplishments, it is altogether fitting and proper that we record herein a few of our achievements in the year 1923. "In union there is strength.” Union without leadership dissolves of its own weakness. Being fully aware of this need for leadership, the class selected the following to be standard-bearers: Maxev Morrison, President; Gregory Egner, Vice-President; Margaret Dougherty, Secretary; George Detwiler, Treasurer. Speaking of footprints in the sands of time, here they are, step by step. All ye who travel this way, note ye these and endeavor to excel. The interclass basketball championship was the first of our victories. Next in line came the most successful of Junior dances. The succeeding step was the interclass track championship. Last, but not least, we find the Junior-Senior reception. Consider ve also Junior preponderance on the various teams and Junior ascendancy on the Roll of Honor. When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to dissolve those scholastic bonds which have bound us as Juniors and to assume our grave responsibilities as Seniors, it is our earnest hope that the incoming class will maintain the ideals which we have cherished during the year just closed. The Class of 192551 YEAR BOOK Ki)t Class of 1925 This time last year just think where we were. We were then those Cute little Freshmen" as the Seniors called us. After all our trials and tribulations, we have arrived at the end of the second lap of our journey. In two years more we will he writing our names ' as we would have them on our diplomas.” During the past year, three great things have come upon us namely: Fall, winter, and spring. In the early fall, after returning from our dormant periods, some of us were worse and some better in our studies. When the football season came along, we had two great lion-tamers, "Shinny” Webster, and the "Gold Dust Twin," "Boola” Branin. Both of these fellows did their "durndest” and helped make a fairly successful season at A. H. S. On the girls' hockey team all but three were Sophomores. This shows that the Sophomore girls were not, by any means, carrying "slow freight.” They also, had a rather successful season. As we rode over Christmas and bumped into the mid-years, we suddenly discovered that we were half-way through the second year. Some of us were still doing "not so good,” but by a little "push” and “shove" and burning the "midnight oil” most of the crowd got back to the standard. On the first of April, A. D. 1923, we began to have the time of our lives, getting ready for our first social function—the Sophomore Dance. We collected, spent, bought, decorated, and did 'most everything we could think of. The stage managers worked up until the last moment getting ready. And then the big event! We came, we saw, we danced—and we rejoiced the following week when we found out that we were on top to the extent of a half century note. When the track candidates w’ere called for, the “Sophs” were not to be left out. "Gump," our relay man, and Elvin Evoy, our rising pole vaulter, figured among those present. In baseball we have a few entries, the most figurative being "Si” Morgan, Frank Staub and Wilmer Rockett. "Si," our able pitcher, and Frank, a rising left-fielder, expect some dav to be playing with the "Crestmont Home Run Hitters, anil Rockett, that sub of ours, goes very well in a pinch. Our class organization, under the leadership of John Worman as President; Howard Spering as Vice-President; William Niessen as Secretary, and Irwin Seaman as Treasurer, is now ready for the finals (may there be no flunks!) to return to A. H. S. next year as full-fledged Juniors. Won’t that be nice? We will then have only one more year to go and— Oh, well, we’ll tell you that next year!The Class of 1926YEAR BOOK 53 Ql )t trials anb Guritmlationg of tf)t Jfregfjmen Since that memorable day when we first passed through the portals of Abington High School, as Freshmen, we have learned many things, hitherto unknown to us. Chief among these is the fact that the path of a "Freshie” is not flower strewn, but rather, narrow and rocky. Of course, it all began with arranging the schedules. The first few days we wandered aimlessly through the corridors with a card in our hands bearing the numbers of unknown rooms. Occasionally, we wandered into a Senior class room, only to be ordered out by some wrathful teacher, who muttered ungraciously as we humbly fled from the room, “I wish those Freshmen would know where to go.” The dire threats of “question marks” and "U's" were an unfathomable problem to us. But we were soon to know what these dread markings meant. We at last received our first reports! At the first hurried glance at the fatal missives, our hearts sank to our boots. For there, repcsing in all its glory of red ink, was the long-dreaded “U"! Good-bye, exemptions! How soul-inspiring mid-years are! Strange to say, D’s seemed to be confined to Freshmen only. Omitting the painful interview at home, we shall proceed to more pleasant topics. Our first real thrill came with the Cheltenham football game. Frequently one could hear bursts of enthusiasm from the Abington Grandstand. “Oh, those ignorant Freshmen again!” someone would sigh. Then would come the jeering taunt from some worthy Junior, “Oh, what else could you expect from a green ‘Freshie’?” Soon after the Christmas holidays we were plunged into “mid-years” by the unsympathetic teachers. Oh, this cruel world! They could not even let us have peace for another small week while we dreamed again of turkey dinners. We were up to our necks in work, yet all we heard was about “mid-years.” Oh, how hard Freshmen must work! Finally, all calmed down and we heard only the faint echoes now and then. All the year we had been begged, coaxed, then ordered, to sell tickets, but the climax was selling the Senior play tickets. Every morning, Mr. Weirick set before us in a gentle manner the fact that we, too, would some day attain the honored position of the Seniors, and then we’d want the ever-willing “Freshie” to help us. So we pitched in like good fellows and helped. But even though the “Freshie” is a person to be despised, a few have managed to make a name for themselves. One report period, one of our brilliant boys led the school in the number of A’s. Seme of our boys have even been football and baseball heroes. The girls have also tried to do their part for their school. So altogether, the Class of ’26 isn’t so bad after all.The Senior Play CastsYEAR ROOK 55 Cfje gma ong On the evenings of May 11th and 12th, the Class of’23 presented “The Amazons” for the annual Senior play. This year the Seniors tried a new scheme. With one exception, the play was presented hv a different cast each evening. Although it meant double work for Mrs. Wyatt, assisted by Miss Cathell, both casts scored equal success. “The Amazons” is a three-act satire on mannish women. The freshness, delicate humor, unconventionality, and quaint prettiness of the play pleased everyone who saw it. Many were anxious to see it a second and even a third time. Geraldine Mast and Marion Hepler gave clever interpretations of the part of "Lady Castlejordan” whose bitter disappftintment in life is that she has given birth to three daughters instead of sons. John Woolley and Horace Adee as the "Rev. Roger Minchin,” the close friend of "Lady Castlejordan,” were typically English in their repose of manner and the drollness of their dry remarks. Gratia Kendall and Claire Landis scored in excellent portrayals of the temperamental "Lady Noeline Belturbet.” "Lady Noeline” was the eldest daughter, also the man-hater of the family. John Chesterman and Thomas Eells played "Lord Litterlv,” barred from friendly intercourse with his cousin, "Lady Noeline”, because of the jealousy of "Lady Castlejordan." When "Litterlv” appeared on the scene, "Lady Noeline” was—well, quite indignant. She insulted and snubbed "Litterly” until one would have thought he’d have given up trying to win her friendship. Little by little, "Lady Noeline” weakened, captivated by this good-looking, athletic young Englishman, especially when the part was so well acted. If you didn’t see "Andre, Count de Grival” and “Lord Tweenwaves” you certainly missed half your life. Theodore Gottlieb and Elmer Wilt as "De Grival” were true Frenchmen. "De Grival” was romantically in love with "Lady Wilhelmina,” the second daughter of "Lady Castlejordan.” One cannot blame him, for both Eleanor Walter and Sara Young were charming as "Lady Wilhelmina.” "De Grival” must not be mentioned without his companion “Tweenwaves." Wilbur Bowler and Hansen Renninger as "Tweenwaves” were true to life as Englishmen of pedigree. As “ Tween-waves” said, "We are accustomed to take the lead in such matters.” "Lady Thomasin” played so well by Anne Flavell and Anna Rush, was the baby and also the tomboy of the family who was not at all interested in "love-rot.” When "Tweenwaves” proposed to her for the third time, she quite startled the poor Englishman by her violent refusal. Margaret Green and Hattie Tarbell were quite severe as "Sergeant Shuter," the gymnastic instructor of the "Ladies Belturbet.” Charles Krewson as "Fitton, ’ the old gamekeeper, showed us why he had the honor of being the only one to act both evenings. "Youatt,” as played by Herbert Biecker and Albert Mathers, was a perfect type of the old family servant.The OrchestraYEAR BOOK 57 Cfje H rcf)e£tra “The orchestra as usual played to an appreciative audience.” This comment is becoming increasingly familiar to readers of the local news sheets. Mr. Gernert and Mr. Kreider have made the orchestra a real activity, acknowledged on report cards by three-tenths credit and recognized in the community by a growing demand for its services. Among the engagements fulfilled during the year, we might mention the supper at the Church of Our Saviour in Jenkintown, various meetings at the Abington Presbyterian Church, the Montgomery County Directors' Association Meeting at the High School, the concerts during Good Music Week, various dramatic presentations, and the May Day Carnival Meet. The final engagement of the year is graduation. Members of the orchestra recall many enjoyable practices. No one can forget Linnea Sjostrom and Frances Flavell on the second violins. 1 hen there were the solo violinists. Confidentially, that name was invented to satisfy Margaret Green, Louis Haines and Hansen Renninger. The first violins made a name for the organization. Dagmar Sjostrom and "I heodore Gottlieb in the Song of Love were backed by Llsie Leusch and Walter Beck. Who does not remember the number of times that Donald Funk broke his cello and his "pal,” the saxophonist, Raymond Ambler? 1 he back time of the banjo always helped, especially in popular music, thanks to Margaret Dyer. George Shoemaker, on the traps and drums, was an accurate time keeper. The three cornets manned by Mr. Kreider, Edgar Hepler and bred Gilbert were capably handled accessories. Robert Wetmore as flutist did his share nobly. Marian Rapp, at the piano, proved an almost perfect accompanist. Mr. Gernert and Mr. Kreider are planning a larger and better orchestra. The harp and the trombone will be added for the final concerts. Quite a few students are working on the cornet, the trombone, clarinet, violin and other instruments in preparation for next fall’s activities. There are rumors of a high school band, to go into action at the football games. The chances are that both the orchestra and the band will break the record, next year.The Glee Club59 YEAR BOOK ®()t (glee Chits HE Girls’ and Boys’ Glee Clubs, under the direction of Miss Williamson, had the most successful year ever known in Abington High School. The officers were elected at the beginning of the term: Claire Landis, President; Edith Roll, Vice President; Marian Rapp, Secretary; Josephine Yungker, Treasurer. The first offering made bv the joint clubs was the Thanksgiving’cantata, “The Landing of the Pilgrims.” This was repeated during the evening session of Teachers’ Institute at which Dr. Finegan, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, spoke. On March 2d was given the annual operetta, “Love Pirates of Hawaii.” The setting was very picturesque until some of the pirates, becoming too realistic, knocked down the scenery. Gregory Egner, as the “Pirate Chief” was entirely at home on the stage and carried out his part to perfection. Gregory certainly can be an angry-looking pirate when he wants to. Josephine Yungker as “Miss Primer,” the principal of a girls’ school, made an ideal model of propriety. Margaret Harper as “Dorothy Dear” gave an excellent portrayal of the American girl and contrasted our American restlessness and vigor with the Hawaiian apathy and inertia. If "Dorothy Dear" thought the “Hawaiian girls,” Edith Roll, Anna Reeves, Dorothy Lefferts and Grace Dyson, sang too much, the audience did not mind in the least. William Rombach as "Lieutenant William Wood” (Billy, of course) was a hero whose singing matched his attractiveness. William in his naval uniform caused quite a flutter among the girls. As the “Pirate Chief," "Scary,” Sheldon Hoffman, seemed quite at home on the stage. After the operetta was over, practice for the spring concert began. The Girls’ Glee Club showed its talent in the giving of the beautiful cantata, "Pan on a Summer’s Day." It began with a lovely song of morning, then suddenly dawn and a summer shower which ended abruptly. One of the most beautiful selections was "Noontide by the River," its accompaniment enhancing its charm. After a storm, a fallen oak, and a serenade by Pan, came night. Much credit must be given both to Miss Williamson and the girls for the successful rendition of one of the most difficult musical compositions ever attempted by the club.The Debating Team61 YEAR BOOK SHtrington ©tgb c!jool Win Cljamptonsrtjtp ABINGTON High School, by defeating Spring City High School at Ursinus College, Saturday evening, April 21st, in the fourth and final debate of the series arranged by the Interscholastic league fostered by Ursinus College, became the 1923 champions of the league. The league is composed of the high schools of Abington, Bovertown, Cheltenham, Collegeville, East Greenville, Kutztown, Lansdale, Lower Merion, North Wales, Pottstown, Sellersville, Spring City, West Chester and Womelsdorf. The preliminary debates arc elimination contests. I he victors meet at Ursinus debating in the final round a new subject. The winner in this contest is awarded the championship banner. The 1923 trophy now hangs in the main corridor of Abington High School. Abington defeated Lansdale, Cheltenham and West Chester on the question, “ Resolved, That the United States should cancel the European war debt." She debated on the negative side with Lansdale; on the affirmative, with Cheltenham and West Chester. Winning the toss of the coin, she chose the affirmative in that final debate on the question: “ Resolved, That the United States should officially sanction the present intervention of France and her allies in the Ruhr." The line-up of the team follows, the order being reversed in rebuttal: Theodore Gottlieb, Harold Woolfolk, Gratia Kendall (Captain); Blanche Krier, Alternate. Mrs. Wyatt, the head of the English Department coached, assisted by Miss Miller of the English Department and the librarian, Miss Ridpath. At the Lansdale debate, Theodore Gottlieb s rebuttal was one of the l est speeches ever delivered by an Abington pupil. In the struggle with Cheltenham, he shifted the burden of the proof to the negative very effectively in his constructive speech and came back in the rebuttal with forceful logic. In the contests with West Chester and Spring City, he did his usual brilliant work. His rebuttal ran true to form, closing the case for the affirmative with crushing argument and eloquent oratory. Again and again Harold Woolfolk advanced clearly and convincingly an irrefutable array of facts and figures. His rebuttal at Ursinus was strikingly effective, a great advance over what he accomplished in the other two debates. Gratia Kendall presented a combination of pleasing personality, dramatic ability and excellent debating form. In the finals, her rebuttal also showed marked improvement. Her constructive argument was distinguished by her vivid description of the Ruhr Valley and her unusual interpretation of the poem which crystallizes the opinion of the American people, “In Flanders Fields." The team owes much to Blanche Krier, the capable Abington alternate who had nothing to say but a great deal of hard work to do. It is the business of this debater to become familiar with the arguments of the other side and have answers to these ready for the rebuttal. Abington High School feels that it has been represented this year by a debating team that has kept pace with the highest traditions and ideals of the school.— Timcs-Chronicle.62 THE ORACLE The Press Club The Short Story Club 63 YEAR BOOK ®fje $ress Club Among the new student organizations of the past term is the Press Club, composed of a group of students interested in journalistic work. At the beginning of the term, all school news was gathered through the Senior English classes and then turned over to one pupil to be edited. The school activities became so numerous that this work could not be efficiently accomplished by one pupil. Accordingly, a club was organized to take care of it. This flourished under the capable supervision of Mr. Reed. He divided the tasks among the members so that each one had a specific duty to perform. One division edited news sent in by the English teachers, a second arranged the material for local papers, the Times-Chronicle and the Public Spirit. Yet another group took charge of the task of reporting all news net sent in by the classes. Almost all news items about Abington High School, front page articles included, found either in the Public Spirit or the Times Chronicle during the last nine months have had their direct origin in the Press Club. Air. Reed deserves commendation for the efficient work of his little group of amateur journalists. je l)ort Club We have a Short Story Club here at Abington, not one of the kind that never does anything, but one that means business. If you never wrote stories or want to write better ones, just join our club. That’s what it’s for. Here is really one chance to belong to something without paying a cent cf tax. In this club we have all types of authors, some poets, some sea story writers, some essayists and many beginners. We won’t tell you the time we have getting collected, every W'ednesdav after school, for our meeting cause then you might not join us next year. And do you know, but don’t tell her, if it wasn t for one of those High School teachers called Miss Turner, we wouldn’t have any Short Story Club at all? Of course, we always have a good time in this club. How could we help it? Everybody joins in. Now, next year you join in too and then the Short Story Club will be bigger, brighter, and more successful than ever.The Latin ClubYEAR EOOK 65 ®t)e Ealito ciul) Another of the new student organizations of the year is the Radio Club. Under Mr. Messenger's competent guidance, this society undertook to study thoroughly the principles of radio. The officers elected at the first meeting were as follows: Donald Funk, President; Frank Evov, Vice-President; Claire Landis, Secretary; Charles Moss and Robert Taylor, Sergeants-at-Arms. The club held meetings once a week, most of the time being spent on practical theory. Mr. Messenger taught this well, explaining everything in detail. Students brought in sets of different types and every one tried his luck at tuning in. Mr. Messenger explained everything from the simple crystal set to the complicated set of three bulbs. Everyone in the club has obtained at least a fair knowledge of the ins and outs of radio and its principles, information which will prove even more valuable as this invention makes progress. Wtyt Hattn Club Miss Lobach came to Abington prepared to start something. She did. A Latin Club. At the first meeting the following officers were elected: Howard Spering, President; Frances Flavell, Vice-President; Marion Rapp, Secretary, and Ruth Busse, Treasurer. "On Thursday evening, December 21st," according to the Abington School.Messenger, "the members of the Latin Club entertained themselves and a few guests most delightfully at a Roman banquet. The atmosphere of the past was reproduced in accurate detail, the diners reclining on lounges throughout the meal. At intervals entertainers recited, danced or accomplished some feat of magic, accompanied by a running fire of jokes. The togas of the boys and the vari-colored, jewel-laden draperies of the girls lent to the scene an air of gaiety, which the Roman table-manners heightened." At another meeting a Poster Committee was appointed to make a scroll displaying the cultural, disciplinary and practical uses of Latin. So much material was found that the club decided to make individual posters. These posters on the relationship of Latin to English, taking up the subjects of Music, Art, Science, Mathematics, and language, will be on display in the school. From time to time, students of the club gave interesting talks on the Roman Forum, the Baths, Games, and other sides of Roman life. The club is now preparing for a grand final meeting, June 7th, at which the Rev. H. H. Bird of the Abington Presbyterian Church will give an illustrated lecture on "A Trip to Rome.” After the lecture each Latin class will give a play or stunt. A social will follow. The Latin Club has created in its members a genuine feeling of appreciation toward the Roman people.YEAR BOOK 67 Cbentng tottf) tfte Pernors BOUT the middle of the school term, when everything was dead, the Seniors suddenly felt inclined toward theatricals and charity. In order to kill two birds with one stone, they finally decided to treat the public to a delightful evening of drama and music and to treat the Athletic Association to a little swelling of their treasury. Accordingly two one-act plays were selected and Mr. Gernert and his orchestra were secured for Friday evening, February 16th. The first of the two plays chosen was: “Two Crooks and a Lady,” by the 47 Harvard Workshop. This proved to be a thrilling attempt at the theft of a costly diamond necklace by a noted crook called “The Hawk” and his accomplice, Lucille, the maid of the woman who owned the necklace. This poor old lady, being paralyzed, could not move from her chair. When her companion left her, the crooks attempted to make away with the necklace. Mrs. Simms-Vane, however, was too clever for them. After “The Hawk” had been mercilessly shot by his accomplice, the police inspector and his helper, Garrity, entered in time to secure Lucille. The parts of the two crooks were well played by Theodore Gottlieb and Eleanor Walter. Helen Stinson made a charming, clever Mrs. Simms-Vane. Her companion, “Miss Jones” was Letitia Haas. William Rombach and Robert Kenyon took the parts of policemen. The other play, “The Falcon” by Tennyson, portrayed life in Italy during the latter part of the eighteenth century. The play was charming with its lovely atmosphere of romance, enriched by the quaintness of the old-fashioned costumes. Elsie Leusch and Edward Williams furnished the humor of the play, taking the parts of “ Elizabetta ”, the Count’s old nurse, and "Filippo”, the Count’s servant. Kenneth Kochev made a very admirable Count who had spent the whole of his fortune on the lady of his heart, "Monna Giovanna," only to have her marry another. The broken-hearted Count had nothing in the world but his falcon which was “the pleasure of his eye, boast of his hand, pride of his heart, and the solace of his hours.” Later, when "Monna Giovanna” came to visit him to ask for his "brave bird, his comrade of the house and of the field,” for her sick boy, "her daily failing Florio,” he had to confess that he had had the bird killed for her breakfast before she had stated her request. Now he had nothing in this world but love for her. “Monna Giovanna,” played by Marion Hepler, no longer able to conceal her love for Count Federigo Degli Alberigi, falls at his feet and cries, "Federigo, Fcderigo, I love you.” The curtain is drawn upon Federigo’s exclamation, “Why then, the dying of my noble bird has served me better than her living.” The Senior Class, with the assistance of Mrs. Wyatt, added to its dramatic laurels by these entertaining and well-produced plays. 68 TIIE ORACIE i Kx-Com. Athletic Association69 YEAR ROOK Cljc library The new addition to the High School will he just in time to accommodate a much-needed new library. At present, the library has its home in the Study Hall which is much too small for efficient service. According to last year’s report of 3,315 circulated hooks, $59.36 collected from fines and 74 new books contributed, a larger home is a necessity. The services of Miss Ridpath, the head librarian, in her sincere and earnest work in behalf of the Library deserves appreciation. She has always tried to make the Library an institution of serviceable knowledge. Especial mention should be made of the interest the Freshmen and Sophomore English classes have been taking this year in a better Library. By making individual money contributions, they have collected over $40.00. This amount has been expended in the purchase of books recommended for outside reading. Nor is their activity finished. They assure us that they intend to keep on making these additions. The Sophomore gift includes, “David Harum,” "The Scarlet Pimpernel, "The Blazed Trail,” "Trail of Sandhill Stag,” "Story of My Life,” by Helen Keller, "Boys' Life of Mark Twain,” "Boys’ Life of Lincoln,” "Rudder Grange," "Atlantic Narratives,” "Jungle Peace.” The Freshman list contains eighteen standard works of exceptional educational value. Ellington JfootMlerS IBangueteb The fourth annual football banquet of the Abington Township High School was given in the high school, Monday evening, December 18th. Those present included the members of various football squads, their parents and friends, the faculty, the Board of Education, and a number of other public-spirited citizens, who have made this banquet possible. The brilliant garlands of red and blue lights, the gay crimson and white transparencies and pennants, the decorative note of the tables, each made its contribution to the scene. The alluring strains of "Three O’clock in the Morning” as played by the high school orchestra, added the final touch. The merrymaking of the football boys started the evening going. After the banqueters had enjoyed a feast that was up to the mark both in quality and quantity, Mr Weirick as toastmaster, intro- duced the speakers of the evening He had an apt and witty remark for each. Superintendent Ling, the Rev. Mr. Bird, Mr. Harry Ambler, Mr. Morrison, "Lud” Wray and " Joe” Lightner gave interesting and informal talks. The speaker of the evening was Cullen Cain, a sporting news writer for the Public Ledger. As he had talked to the boys the year before, they greeted him as an old friend. A surprise of the evening was the presentation of gold and silver footballs to the members of the team. Gold footballs were awarded to the men winning letters: Wilson, Captain: Stinson, G. Egner, Branin, C. Myers, Ambler, Chesterman, Morrison, Rapp and Hutmaker. Those receiving silver footballs have done meritorious work. They will not be wi th us another year to have another chance for the gold footballs. Their names follow: Rombach, Lutz, G. Gitlin, Broso, Woolley and Gottlieb.—Abington School Messenger.The Football Squad 71 YEAR ROOK Jfoottmll HE return of “Lud” Wray and the winning of the 1921 Suburban Championship resulted in Abington’s taking on a harder schedule than ever attempted before. Training commenced on September 10th. With a squad of sixty candidates for practice, the A. II. S. football eleven looked like a sure bet. The much "touted” Bristol eleven proved to be an easy opener, resulting in a score of 28 0. Rapp featured for the winning team, scoring two touchdowns by his terrific line smashing, while Ambler and Britt showed both speed and agility in peedv end ru n s. But, here commences that melancholic tale. Treddvfrin Easttown triumphed for the seconil straight year by an overwhelming score of 34-0 on their field. A serious blow to the morale of the team in the form of "Aggotts” taking the count on the first kick off, might be offered as an alibi, for Egner was a tower of strength in the line. In their third game, A. H. S. received their second straight setback from Catholic High, score 8-0. This game was hotly contested by both teams. Twice the Crimson machine rushed the ball to Catholic’s ten-yard line, but lacked the decisive punch to put it across. In the second half. Catholic, assuming the role of aggressor, made a touchdown by a well-balanced aerial attack. The next two conflicts were just naturally hoo-doos. 1 he Crimson and White team were off form. The lower Merion fray resulted 24-14, while Media ran up a score of 18-0. Now, a new figure appeared in the A. H. S. coaching, "Joe” Lightner, the best interferer in footballdom. At this point, the real Abington team showed itself. A championship team? No, more than a championship team! A. H. S. was a "Comeback Team.” Up from the slump to the pinnacle of victory! The next three teams proved "easy meat.” The scores were Glen Nor 0, Abington 19; Lansdalc 0, Abington 20; and Pottstown 0, Abington 35. To finish the season in proper style, we had to trim Cheltenham, and we did, thanks to the Liontamers’ Club. In the third quarter, a perfectly executed forward pass from Wilson to Hoffman scored the first counter. In the final quarter. Ambler carried the ball to Cheltenham’s two-yard line by plunging, and Rapp took the ball across. A perfect kick by Morrison scored the extra point. Abington High’s Red and White team finished its season in a blaze of glory by defeating its old rival, Cheltenham. The A. II. S. team was a "Comeback Team.”I Boys’ Basketball Team75 YEAR BOOK iBops’ IBasketball The I922-’23 basketball season could not be considered a success nor yet was it a failure. As a result of the untiring efforts of Coaches Batten and Greenly, the squad finally learned to do a little guarding. The first game of the season was with the Alumni. Although a team without practice, it was one of experience. The high school team was not. Snyder, a new man in the line-up for the school, led the scoring. The game ended with Alumni 27, A. H. S. 16. The following two games were defeats: the Media Contest, 48-26, and Lower Merion, 32-23. Radnor, another Main Line team, travelled to Abington and played a speedy ball but not until the last half did it show its ability, scoring 13 points to Radnor s 7. Lven this was not enough. The game ended in Radnor’s favor. Our second clash with Radnor followed immediately upon the first. This was not even so successful as the first but resulted in a score of 41-21. In a game on the opponents’ fleer, Abington lost to Upper Darby by the score of 41-19. The first half, A. If. S. held the home team to 12-8, but in the final period, a timely rally ly Jacobson of the opponents netted seven field goals, turning the score to 41-19. Creditable mention ought to be made of the foul shooting of Captain Kneezel of the Abington quintette and the speedy field goal netting of Chubb. The Norristown combat followed Upper Darby and resulted disastrously- to the Crimson and White. Chubb of Abington was the only member of the A. H. S. team who succeeded in scoring any field goals. Weand of Norristown team also starred. 1 he score was 31-18. Because of the keen gridiron rivalry existing between Cheltenham and Abington, it might seem natural that some should carry over into Basketball. It did. At the completion of the first half of the Cheltenham game, Abington stood 21; Cheltenham 0. Until the last few minutes to play, the game looked like a shutout. Just before the final whistle, six lonely counters were netted for the opponents. The final sum-up read 46, A. H. S. 40 points to the good. Media scored a second win over Abington, the score being 26-14. Van Zant, a clever forward for Media, broke loose and scored the majority of points while for Abington the whole team starred. This was really the only game in which there was any fight. Even till the final whistle, no one knew who the victor would be in the Hatboro game. “Chubbie" and Adee starred for Abington, while Traub was Hatboro s lonely luminary. Score 32-31 in favor of Abington. The Jenkintown, Lower Merion and Upper Darby games were three successive defeats, the scores being 38—32, 42—36, 22—11, respectively. "I he team was certainly on the “slumps." Our second encounter with Hatboro did not “pan out” so successfully as the first. Hatboro landed on the heavy end, 26-18. The second Cheltenham game, Just as Hatboro, a two by four affair, resulted almost as auspiciously as the first, the score resting in Abington’s favor, 38 10. But the greatest game of the season was the Jenkintown contest. Cotton certainly did play a speedy game. The “Big Bov” was everywhere, breaking up the pass work and, in the final period, shooting the goal that tied the score. “Chubbie and Kneezel played a real game and scored the final four point; that won it. Score 25-19. The final game of the season resulted in Abington’s favor. This was a feat, as Dovles-town was not only runner-up in the Bux-Mont League but possessed a three years unbroken record of victory on the home floor.Girls' Basketball TeamYEAR BOOK 75 Girls’ basketball URING the season of 1922-’23, misfortune and the A. H. S. seemed to march arm in arm. Yet the Crimson and White, under the coaching of Mr. Smiley and Miss Lobach, finally learned to give their opponents a mighty tough battle. After losing five games straight, the team experienced a general shake-up. Margaret Douglas was shifted to guard to play with Hattie Tarbell and Frances Fla veil. “Swat,” a member of last year’s varsity, who had been unable to play earlier in the season, went in as a center. The first game following this re-arrangement of the team was with Woodbury. This was actually the only game in which the girls played to the limit of theii capability. The final sum-up showed Abington 28, Woodbury 12. The team was composed of Geraldine Mast (Manager), who played with "Swat” Flavell, the center positions; "Peggy” Green with Lillian Riggs playing forwards, and Hattie Tarbell (Captain), with Margaret Douglas holding down the positions of guards. The other members of the team who played most regularly were Ruth Busse, a very good defensive player; Anna Reeves, Ella Anderson, and Gertrude Laning. Eleanor Krips, Dagmar Sjostrom and Edna Pratt were subs. The prospects for a team next year look good. Only three regulars will be lost through graduation—Margaret Green, Geraldine Mast and Hattie Tarbell. Although these girls are veteran players, the backbone of the team, we believe we have girls who will capably fdl their positions. The most exciting game of the season was that with Lansdowne, suburban champions. Throughout the contest the score seesawed till, in the final few minutes of play, a brilliant rally on the part of Lansdowne captured the game, 23-17. Another game of note was Jenkintown on the "Y" floor. At the closing of the last period, the score stood 12-11 in favor of Abington. Then Jenkintown got the ball and scored the counter that won the game. Season’s Results 9 Abington 8 Home Media 40 Abington Away Lower Merion 16 Abington 13 Home Bethlehem 22 Abington 2 Away 38 Abington 17 I lome Woodbury 12 Abington 28 Home Lansdowne 23 Abington 17 Home Woodbury 17 Abington 13 Away Norristown 17 Abington 13 Away Lower Merion 20 Abington 7 Away Jenkintown 13 Abington 12 Away Jenkintown 23 Abington 13 1 lome Norristown 16 Abington 13 HomeYEAR ROOK 77 bockep The fall of 1922 witnessed the initial season of hockey at Abington High. Coached by Miss Weil of the Abington Branch Y. M. C. A., the girls proved to have both the spirit and the ability necessary for a successful team. With the election of a manager, Emily Niblock, four practice games were scheduled, of which all but one were on the home grounds. After the selection of the team, Margaret Green was elected captain. With the teamwork of Leibrick, Kneezel, Laning and Young, including the other members of the squad, the team looked like a speedy, capable aggregation. Season’s Record Beechwood................... 2 Abington.................... 3 Home Temple...................... 4 Abington.................... 1 Home Temple...................... 2 Abington.................... 1 Home Beechwood................... 4 Abington.................... 1 Away Of the four games scheduled, the A. H. S. team took only one. This means nothing if one considers the newness of our team and the character of the teams met. Several class games were fought in which the Sophomores succeeded in landing on top. The Seniors just couldn’t get started while the Juniors lost out on a forfeit. The Sophomores had the advantage in that they possessed most of the "varsity” players. Girls’ ilnterclass basketball "Honor to whom honor is due.” Hats off to Class of ’25! They won the inter-class tournament by clever passing, teamwork, and good field and foul shooting. Comprising the team were Niblock (Captain), Corson, M. Parker, Fisher, Harry and Anderson, a worthy aggregation. The Seniors! Ah well, it’s generally the Freshmen to be pitied, but even the babbling Freshmen trimmed the mighty Seniors, proving greatly superior in teamwork and basket shooting. The score was 15-13. The Junior team made an excellent showing, running second, led by Captain Clark. They easily conquered the Seniors and the "Frosh” teams, but were forced to bow to the all-powerful "Sophs.” Also come the Freshmen, last but not least. Led by Laning, they succeeded in wresting a game from the Seniors, only to be sorrowfully trimmed by the Juniors and Sophomores. bops’ Snterclass basketball The Junior class under the coaching of Mr. Gernert won the interclass contest and in addition defeated the Oak Lane Country Day School. But by no means was this contest won easily, for the Freshmen quintette came in strong in every game and gave the winners a big race for their money. Although the interclass did not fulfill its purpose of revealing any baseball luminaries, it gave a good bit of enjoyment to those participating.79 YEAR ROOK fEracfe In the early spring of 1923 Coach Smiley predicted one of the most successful track seasons in the annals of A. H. S. You ask, “Well, was it?" Decidedly. From early March to June 5th, daily, a passerby might observe a squad of cinder path men training out on the new field. All of last year’s letter men, with the exception of Sassaman, had returned. Captain Lcughead, the “Quicksilver" of the spikemen, that record miler, had successfully taken up his position of leadership. A new feature broke into the limelight in the form of Talbot, a half miler who most successfully handled that event for the Crimson and White. Anderson and Gitlin were proving quite capable of the dashes, while Morrison and Spering were placing high in the vault. Three hurdlers had been developed in Ambler, Morrison and Woolley. In the high Jump, Bowler and Detwiler were ardently doing their part. Ambler, Cottom and Woolley were handling the broad-jump. In the javelin, ah, yes, two "mean” men had Abington in Rapp and Hutmaker, hurling their spears to high places in almost every meet in the season. “ Biggy” Cottom, with the able assistance of Ambler, was holding his own in the weights. But that relay team was CCGD. Comprised of Loughead, Talbot, Anderson and Gilbert, with Gitlin, as a sub, it certainly could "hum that track.” If the Crimson and Whi te did not take first, which was seldom, at any rate they pressed the winner to the very limit. In the Penn Relays, Suburban Championship, Abington took a close third. Lans-dale ran an easy winner. Lower Merion, with Scull, anchorman, ran neck and neck with A. II. S. till the tape, where, by a final effort, Lower Merion forged a few' inches into the lead. In the classed event Abington was an easy winner, coming in at least 100 feet ahead of second. In this event, the Crimson and White “brought home the bacon.” At the Cheltenham Invitation Meet, Abington was moved up into Class A. Because of this Abington did not fulfill all her expectations but made a very creditable placing in the final sum-up of points, taking fourth. In the Glen Mills Tri-County Meet, Abington struck it easy, procuring 29 points to the nearest competitors’ 12. At Lower Merion, Abington was again in Class A and in this instance took a final showing of fourth in the meet. The remainder of the season promises to be even more successful than that already passed. With two dual meets with Chester and Chelten-hamd and the Perkiomen, Reading and Norristown meets still to come, an opportunity for an excellent showing is offered.YEAR BOOK HI paSfljall Baseball and Track have proved our most successful sports of the year. Preliminary to the commencement of the season, Abington entered the Philadelphia Suburban High School League. League conferences determined our schedule, with the exception of a few non-league games. Under the coaching of Mr. Krueger and Mr. Greenly, the team has been making a creditable showing for A. H. S. Regarding the battery, one would be safe in saying there war no better in the league, if any as good. On the mound are Morgan, that pitcher noted for his speed; Rapp, the boy with those terrific hooks, who never has been known to become rattled, Myers, another cool pitcher and a ball player of experience, and lastly Smith, new material, who has proved a formidable hurler. Behind this twirling staff are Wilson and Leibrick, who are showing that they can capably handle the catching end. The bases are covered by Ilutmaker, first; Kern, second, and Cottom, third, with Fox tearing things up between second and third. In the outer gardens are Stinson (Captain) left, with Rapp, Myers, Leibrick, or Wilson playing center or right, all speedy fielders of the first class. The first game, with Doylestown, was cancelled on account of rain. The same circumstance postponed the Chester game to May 16th, and again, for the same reason to June 4th. The first game, played with Conshohocken, resulted in a slaughter for Abington. When the massacre ended, the count stood 21-0. Aldington's second conquest was over Lower Mcrion at home. This resulted in a score of 12-0 in favor of A. H. S., Myers being the particular luminary of the game. Cheltenham was the third victim to the extent of 12-0 in a game played on Cheltenham’s grounds. Fourth in order came Darby High, supposedly a team that could play ball. It returned home fully convinced that A. H. S. was a better team. Score 10-2. The Upper Darby game was number five. This team was considered one of the leaders in the league. Our boys knocked one pitcher off the mound and proceeded to do so to a second. In the ninth the score stood 5-2 in favor of A. H. S. and Rapp, the pitcher, was taken out. The remainder of that game went up in smoke. There were more errors in that inning than in any other three games put together. When the game finished, the score stood 9-5, favor of Upper Darby. The Lower Merion game away was, however, another easy victory for us, resulting in an 8-5 score. The hardest game we played to date was Ridley Park. Rapp was in the box and pitched a snappy brand of ball. Cockran, who pitched for the visitors, was the best pitcher cur team has yet batted against. The final count showed 3-0 in favor of Abington. The Glen Nor and Jenkintown contests were two more straight victories for the Abington boys resulting 13-5 and 17-1. Morgan pitched both games and caused the batting of both opposing teams to be looked on more or less as a joke. The remainder of the season shows games with: May 25—Haverford.......................................Home. June 1—Media..........................................Away. June 6—Norristown.....................................Away. June 8—Cheltenham.....................................Home. May the future copy the past!82 THE ORACLE (Girls’ Basketball Club The Girls’ Basketball Club is one of the school’s organizations which helps out a great deal. Where does it help out? It helps out in home basketball games. What does it do? It prepares refreshments for the girls on both teams after the games. That is the main object of the club. It anyone doubts the worth of this organization, it would be advisable for that person to play in a basketball game sometime, then see whether or not refreshments at the end of the game are welcome. This year, the club has had for its officers: Hattie Tarbell, President; Geraldine Mast, Vice-President; Margaret Douglas, Treasurer; Hazel Taylor, Secretary. Membership is not confined to basketball players. On the contrary, it is non-participants in basketball who are solicited.YEAR BOOK 83 cT?fLn u Ln d F . - wkswiiiiiiih .'.ww of. n the act •£ - “ v° w 5 u ! . TKt sl-.U V ains rv -n' w»snt I '"s -T V 7 5 f,, j “ "•- '-CF. ;': u84 THE ORACLEYEAR BOOK $j)otograpf)£THE ORACLE fttoentpjfour Wt sap abieu. 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Kodak Supplies, etc. Glenside and Greenwood Avenues Wyncote Pa. S. Rosenau Co. BRAIDS Darien and Noble Streets Philadelphia, Pa. Please mention The Oracle when patronizing advertisers.94 THE ORACLE Phone, Ogont . 1551 The Abington Drug Shop Abinglon High Rendezvous BREYER ICE CREAM CO. Henry W. Breyer. President Breyer’s Ice Cream PHILADELPHIA. PA. PICK-WELL Your Electrical Contractor for a safe installation Pickvvell Co. 705 West Avenue, Jenkintown Electrical Appliances of All Kinds BELL PHONES J. HOWARD HAY Painting and Paperhanging All Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention WYNCOTE, PA. Real Estate Brokers Rcnningcr Renningcr Glenside, Pa. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Mortgages Insurance Automobile Licenses O. E. Tegge PHARMACIST Complete Line of Eastman Kodaks and Supplies Apollo Chocolates always on hand After school visit our fountain Willow Grove Pike and Glenside Avenue Glenside, Penna. The Judgment of your teachers makes this store the source of supply for your Manual Training Department. Use the same care as they—let this be the source of supply for your needs in work or play. S. C. PAINT AND HARDWARE CO. York Rd. and West Ave. - Jenkintown thc WINCHESTER store Please mention The Oracle when patronizing advertisersYEAR BOOK 95 The Future Which Lies Ahead of Ahington High School Students you are preparing for that future now, but when you think of “next year” think also of ten years from next year. Plan wisely—and remember that bank accounts established early in life prove of inestimable value later. JENKINTOWN BANK TRUST COMPANY Lombard 5893 Passon, Gottlieb Black SPORTING GOODS Write to us for our catalog and special prices to Abington High School Students. 409 SOUTH 8TH STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA. We are expecially interested in our consumers having satisfactory service. If you experience any difficulty with your service or your appliances, let us know about it. Philadelphia Suburban Gas Electric Co. LANSDALE. JENKINTOWN. AMBLER Bell Phones: Works, Ogontz 752 W Show Room, Ogontz 752J Hillside Granite Co. Granite and Marble Memorials ROSLYN, PA. JOHN C. BIECKER CHARLES F. GLAESER W. LEROY FRAIM Director of the PHILADELPHIA INSTITUTE OF MUSIC AND ALLIED ARTS 1716 Chestnut Street Our plan of supervised instruction is producing highly successful results. Representatives in Glenside PEARL M. HEEBNER. PIANO MARGUERITE MERVINE, VIOLIN Additional class instruction by Mr. Fraim a new feature of the present season. Please Patronize Our Advertisers When Wanting Coal, Lumber or Building Material Call S. L. Schively LUMBER COAL CO. For Prices YARDS: Jenkintown and Willow Grove Please mention The Oracle when patronizing advertisers96 TIIE ORACLE SAVING The man who cannot and does not save money cannot and will not do anything else worth while. Our advice to young men and young women who have a desire to get a start in the world is to have a Saving account and deposit regularly a part of his or her savings. . . . . 4 per cent, interest paid. THE GLENS1DE NATIONAL BANK TIIE GLENSIDE TITLE AND TRUST CO. Fincke, Bangert c Investment Bonds John E. Sjostrom Co., Inc. CABINET MAKERS A Manufacturers of We have for sale at all times selected bonds of merit yielding an annual income ranging from five per cent, to over seven per cent., and in denominations of one hundred dollars and upward. BANK and OFFICE PARTITIONS 1715 NORTH TENTH STREET A PHILADELPHIA FRANKLIN BANK BUILDING PHILADELPHIA Bell, Diamond 4710 Keystone, Park 2046 Costumes for School Plays AND ACADEMIC CAPS AND GOWNS ON A RENTAL BASIS WA AS SON 226 N. EIGHTH ST. PHILADELPHIA. PA. Booklets on request Please mention The Oracle when patronizing advertisers

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