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The Oracle ? O4THE ORACLE STAFFMore oQight A FEW years ago. the liner La Bourgogne caught on fire at sea. One of the negligible number of survivors tells us that passengers, officers and crew fought with the feiocitv of trapped rats. At a somewhat later date the wonder Titanic went down. The flower of American manhood deliberately chose to save others rather than themselves. They sent to safety steerage women and children of little education and alien purposes. Yet those men have bequeathed to the coming generations of America a heritage far more costly than material wealth or landmarks in literature and art. They have given us an imperishable tradition—a light in the darkness of the woods of the world. The traditions of a nation are forged in its school. Every time a boy or girl in the classroom or on the athletic field wills to do right or prefers to do wrong, lie shapes or misshapes that school spirit which is to fan or to extinguish the flames of patriotism burning on the altar of his homeland. School spirit, however, grows slowly. It is not so much a matter of years as of generations. The students kindle. The alumni foster. Abington High School, in spite of its youth, possesses a nucleus of commendable traditions. Its scholarship is genuine. Its athletics stand for sportsmanship. The members of the student body give every ounce of their energy to the ambitions undertaking of the moment. They are constantly setting new standards of high achievement. The students of Abington High School have generated the spark of its power. It is for the alumni to protect and feed and cherish that fire which is to grow into a beacon of greatness and glory to light the highway of democracy. To the Alumni of Abington High School, therefore, the Class of 1924 dedicates this yearbook. We “follow the gleam.” ■A. 3 k-©ear poofc j§ taff Editor-in -C'h ief— M ahg aret Dougherty Issociate Editors Business Manager Marguerite Graham Sheldon Hoffman Richard Spkrino Assistants Albert Bross Sarah Stevens Willes Reeder Hhie tic Editors Helen Clark Chief Typist Elizabeth Cridland Committee Marion Dalton Frank Evoy George Detwiler Edith Roll Margaret Harper George Shoemaker Marion LaRue Ina Stewart Eva Leusch Earnest Willard Josephine Yungker Maxey Morrison Cartoonist Charles Leidy Walter Beck Ralph Yozzy Edith McClellan Ma bel Mooney Bookkeepers Margaret NashForeword Rowing in a tidal stream is either very easy or very hard. If you you row with the tide, it is easy; but if you row against the tide, it is hard. In a tidal stream, the tide changes every six hours. If you start rowing up stream when the tide is running out, you will find hard pulling. You may also strike a sandbar. There is a proverb which says that “patience is a virtue.” This applies to the rowing against the tide. Stop rowing—and you will be swept out to sea. Persevere and when the tide changes, you will be carried to your destiny. The Senior Oracle staff has rowed against the tide a long time. Very, very often it has looked as if the editors would be swamped. The material has been slow to come in; the Senior play “A Mennonite Maid has interfered; Class Night and Commencement preparations have threatened its progress. But the staff has persevered. The material has come in and the staff has managed to overcome the other impediments. The Personal Glimpses is a new idea. Of course, we have not been able to put every little detail in the biographies. We have done our best and have accomplished our aim—a Senior Oracle, which contains an account of every activity in the school; which we hope will raise the standard of the school paper and which we know will bring before each graduate, the ideals, principles and standards of his Alma Mater—The Abington High School. ggr n 1 - ... Class! of 1924 •e ■- Officers Maxey Morrison..............................President Margaret Dougherty.....................Vice-President Louis Oswald................................Treasurer Edith Roll..................................Secretary Class iHotto Nothing Great Is Lightly Won Class Colors Maroon and Gray Class Jflotoer American Beauty Rose Class Cell Oomplah——-Oomplah. Rah-Rah-Rah, ’24-’24-’24, Sis—boom—-bah. Are we in it? Well I guess, We are ’24-A. H. S. 1---9------2—4 Yeah-----------—! -4 8 CONTENTS PAGE Foreword, Richard Spering..................... 7 Class Yell, Helen Clark....................... 8 Personal Glimpses, Members of the Class of 1021................................... 10-41 Wonderland. Margaret Dougherty............... 44 Class Poem, Marguerite Graham............... 4.5 CLASS Song, Sheldon Hoffman.................. 40 Black Gold. Marry Mcrrison................... 47 The Land Which God Forgot Morgc ret Doug urty ....... 48 Kdccation and Democracy, George Williams.. 40 Senior Statistics, Marguerite Graham. Margaret Harper, Ina Stewart........................ 51 Horns. Ralph Vasty, Richard Spering. Ina Stewart, Elizabeth Grid land, Albert Bross, George Williams, Marguerite Graham, Edna Vandegrift, Lois Clark.............................. 55-00 Radio Notes, Walter Berk, George Shoemaker... 61 We, the Juniors. Marion Hanlon............... 05 Tournament of 40, Anne Knecdler............. 07 History of Freshman Class, Members of Freshman Class................................. 01) The Senior Plat, Helen Clark................. 71 The Orchestra, Raymond Ambler................ 78 The Band, George Shoemaker................... 78 The Glee Clubs, Margaret Dougherty.......... 7.5 The Debating Team. George Shoemaker.......... 77 Art Club, Earnest Willard.................... 77 Write'is (’li b, Margaret Dyer.............. 79 Press Club, Richard Spering.................. 79 Vocational Cu b, Richard Spering............. 81 Radio Club, Willcs Reeder.................... 81 Latin Cu b, Margaret Harper.................. 88 Spanish Club, Earnest Willard................ 88 An Evening With the Seniors, Edith Roll..... 85 Athletic Notes, Maxey Morrison, Helen Clark.. 80DOROTHY Dl'BREE AMBLER Dorothy is a graduate of Abington Grammar School. This young- lady seems rather serious although you never can tell from appearances. She has been a meml»er of the Glee Club, the Short Story Club, and the Latin Club. We predict in the future that a brilliant club woman will Dorothy be! Though quiet in school. Dorothy, they say, is the life of a party. She is also a most witty and gracious hostess and we like to call at her home, for all are welcome there. “Come in the evening, or come in the morning, Come irhen you're looked for or come without warning. EPHRAIM RAYMOND AMPLER, Ju. Another musician? Yes. but not an ordinary one. Here we have a saxophone player de luxe. Solos. classical music and jazz music come equally easy to “ lubby Ambler. As a result he is in great demand with local orchestras and he broadcasts with the “Midnight Serenades ” every Friday night from station WIAD. Next to music we find “Tubby” as a member of the swimming team. As his name might imply, he is an excellent plunger. When he is not playing in the orchestra, you can usually find him over at the Y. M. C. A. trying to break Johnny Weismuller's swimming records. “ Hi very fort has music in it as he comes up the stairs." HENRY K. ARNOLD Hen is one of those fellows who make parties lively. He always has something to suggest or something to do. Hen has all of the characteristics of a true actor. He can make talk. He is just good looking enough and just funny enough to attract the girls. He is best appreciated on the school bus and in the physical training class. Public speaking is his favorite subject. He is taking the part of Jake Getz in the Senior play, “A Mennonite Maid.” “ I.ct the world slide!' 10 1If.x DotWALTER SAMUEL BECK From the time Reekie entered Abington High School to the approach of graduation, he has been an active participant in a great many doings of the school. He has been a member of the High School Orchestra for four years and therefore qualifies for the title of “oM timer in this activity.” Press Club, Radio Club, Short Story Club, Oracle Staff. Band and ('hiss Basketball Team are some of the activities in which we find “Beckie” engaged. Science in all its forms is Walter’s hobby, and we predict he will become a great scientist. “ The xrorld knoxrs nothing of the greatest men." Bk ky EDMUND ALEXANDER BITTING Edmund is a quiet, reserved vocational hoy, who expects to enter the electrical field. In the line of sports he just naturally takes to baseball. Every year since he entered from McKinley Grammar School, he has been a faithful member of the baseball squad. For his first two years’ hard work, he has been repaid by making the varsity team. As a Junior, he played on the class basketball team. This last year, he has been one of the members of the enterprising Vocational Club. ‘ Slow to talk, quick to act!" Bittix’ EVELYN JANET BOWMAN Evelyn introduced herself to us four years ago when die came from Sorth (Henside Grammar School to Abing-on as a Freshman. Perhaps one might say that music s one of her hobbies because she has been a very faithful nember of the (dee Club. But on the other hand, many Jubs can lay claim to her famous name—for instance, he Writers’ Club where she has furnished us with so nany laughs. Then there are the Latin Club and debating circles. Who will ever forget her wonderful portrayal of unty Em in that eventful Senior play? " Take time for deliberation. Haste spoils everything.” Bow -4 ii yBENJAMIN ALLEN BROOKS Allen entered Abington High School from Cheltenham in his Senior year. Although he missed a great deal of school on account of illness, he made quite a few friends. His hobbies arc French, tennis and tardiness. He may be an hour or two late but he gets there just the same. Perhaps we ought not to mention the fair cause of his tardiness. “.I dillar! A dollar! A ten o'clock scholar! What makes him come so soon? lie used to come at ten o'clock And note he comes at noon.' Brooksik ALBERT STEWART BROSS For co-operation, fairness and good fellows nip, apply to Brock. As a meek and gentle Freshman, newly loosed from Weldon Grammar School. Brock gave his all to our football ami baseball teams. His smiling countenance and polished manners were soon known and welcomed in the Short Story Club and Oracle Staff, while everyone is sure “The Mistletoe Bough,” and “The Romancers” could not have done without him. His hobby? Well, we think it's either arguing or Noble, but don’t ask him for you know lie’s pretty busy making college credits in algebra, plane geometry, and chemistry. For, here’s a secret: He was going to be one of our leading speed typists but in his Senior year he decided to go to college, and undaunted by the task ahead of him, set to work “making up” his subjects. Did he win? We’ll say he did! “ They re only truly great who are trulyjjocd." SAMUEL S. CHUBB In our Sophomore year our ranks were increased by one Samuel Chubb known as Sam, who came from Kennett Square High. During his first year he showed marked ability on the basketball floor. During our Junior year he continued to shine and he also took part in the Class Track Meet. But in our Senior year, Sam really shone, because he was Manager of the football team and Captain of the basketball team. Besides all this, Sam is capable of doing two other things extremely well. These are: asking foolish questions and driving the Ford. “ What is the reason of this thusness?" Chubby Brock JOHN M U RICK CLAIR Maurice entered from William Penn Charter School in 1923. He soon became acquainted with the football eleven on the gridiron, making a worthy place for himself and the school. Although in one short year he didn’t have time to excel in the classroom, he broke many a record in the hearts of men(?). “None but the brave deserve the fairP Path HELEN MEDBURY CLARK The most “peppy” girl in the Senior class entered from eldon School in 1920. She literally dived into everything. If Helen wasn’t in the Art, Basketball, Short Story, Hoc-key, Latin, Swimming or Glee Clubs, she was on the Basketball, Hockey or Debating Teams, or else taking part in “The Love Pirates of Hawaii,” “The Gypsy Rover,” “The Wishing Ring,” “Pan on a Summer’s Day,” “The Editors at Home” or “A Mennonite Maid.” Helen also was Vice-President of the Art Club. Secretary of the Glee Club, Captain of the Debating Team, and Captain of the Junior Basketball Team. Have you tickets to sell? “hot dogs” to make? Want anything done cheerfully andwell? Ask the busiest people—ask Helen Medbury Clark. LOIS EVANGELINE CLARK “Oh. what a girl was Lois! Oh, what a girl was she!” We've discovered that since she came to our ranks from the Hat boro High School in 1922. She soon joined us in Glee Club. In her Senior year Ix became one of the hard workers in our Press Club. Lois also took up swimming. One day she screwed her courage to its highest point and ventured in the deep. Some one grabbed her just in time or Lois would have left this pleasant world. But that didn’t stop her. and it wasn’t long before Lois could swim from one end of the pool to the other. “Bright eyes sparkle and gleam.' Lo PI ROBERT II. COTTOM Biggy is a man of all sports. lie lias twice been a four-letter man. He excels in football, track, basketball and baseball. He is one who is never lost on the field or floor, always towering above all others. Biggy was stage manager for “The Raven, ’ “The Amazons,” and “Martha.” If a strong or very tall person were needed, Biggy was called. I wonder what the candy counter will do next year without his efficiency and cheerfulness? Whenever a particular difficulty was to be overcome, he was “Johnny on the spot,” and best of all he always came “Smilin’ Thru.’” “Happy am I; from care I'm free. Why aren't they all contented like me?" A. ELIZABETH CRIDLAND One bright day four years ago, Elizabeth, tiring of McKinley came to Abington and promptly endeared herself to ali by her sweet naturalness. She has distinguished herself for excellent scholarship, cultivating a quaint little habit of appearing cpiite regularly on the Honor Roll. She has taken an active part in many organizations—the (dec Club, Press Club, Writers’ Club, and the Tennis Club. Last, but not least, she is chief typist for “Our Oracle.” Then too, remember her as Weezy in the Senior play? No, Elizabeth is not a “goody-goody.” The English Department has more than once silenced, temporarily, this sunny personality! “And those that paint her truest praise her most." Biggy Betty EDITH MURRAY DABNEY Four score and— No, not four score, just four years ago— I’m sorry I was just a little mixed up. Well, four years ago Edith entered from the Willow Grove Grammar School. As a Junior and Senior she has been a member of the (ilee Club. Is she good in track? I’ll say! She certainly showed spirit the way she entered into girls’ track this year. And you should see her sometimes at noon! Where did you learn to dance, Edith? “ Come and trip it as you o. On the light fantastic toe." Bunny 4 14GEORGE B DETWILER From the nigged hills of North Glenside, a Freshman timidly approached Abington High School in 19-20. He soon became popular with his classmates and they gave him the honor of leading the class. He made such a good job of it that they again handed him the steering wheel. Iii his third year he branched out into the athletic world and won a position on the track team, which he held his Senior year also. George is cpiite an actor and in his plays cpiite the ladies’ man, having been married off several times, once in “The Mistletoe Bough,” and again in “The Romancers.” He was pretty consistent though, as he married the same girl both times. George works very conscientiously at his studies. George’s favorite type of English is letter-writing. “.1 mans man” MARION GILBERT DOLTON Marion entered from Feasterville High School. We thank you. Mr. Feasterville! Our most prominent recollection of Marion is in French class. No, she wasn’t the “dummy,” she was the brains! We don’t like to say that teachers have pets, but if they do, a girl like Marion is a fine choice! She is steady and trustworthy, in all things. We would recommend her anywhere as a good loyal friend. She assisted the Seniors on the Oracle Staff. Whatever she did, we can rest assured that it was done wisely and well! "A friend in need. Is a friend indeed ” 1)ETTY Zuzu LOIS MARGARET DOUGHERTY They say that beauty and brains never go together, but here is the exception which proves the rule. The faculty will vouch for the brains; the students, the beauty. Do you ask for some proofs of Margaret’s versatility? Her organization membership list includes the Glee, Tennis, Swimming and Writers’ Clubs, and the Debating Team. Her executive ability is shown by the fact that she has been Vice-President of the Glee Club. Secretary of the Athletic Association, and Vice-President of her class. Her dramatic surprises have ranged from Mother Goose in “The Wishing Ring,” Elizabeth in “The Editors at Home.” Gladys Terrill in “A Journey’s End.” the Mother in “What They Think,” to her final triumph as Tillie in “A Mennonite Maid.” We have saved the best until the last. Without Margaret’s unfailing conscientious work what would have happened t o“Our Oracle”? She was rightlyEditor-in-Chief. Of course, Margaret’s human. If you don’t believe it, ask anyone at Abington from the most dignified Senior to the most inglorious Freshman. They all know her, especially from- her prominence on the Honor Roll. No, such a paragon does not have a terrible temper. At least, we haven’t felt it yet. “ They call her fair. I do not know. never thought to look. 117 0 heeds the binder's costliest show When he may read the book?” J 15 f=- PeachesALFRED COX EASTWOOD “Came from Weldon Grammar School,” and we are glad lie did! Alfred belonged to the Roys’ Glee Club, and the Latin Club, and took part in a Latin play. In Alfred’s statistics, he notes that he attended a Latin banquet, and further on he says his hobby is eating. Well, if one cats in proportion to one’s size, we pity the cooks of the banquet, for Alfred is a six-footer. That is far from being against him, for the girls do like them tall! He is steady and easy going. We hope he will soon have his “store” that we may call around. “And here's a ready hand to fly the needful tool And skilled enough, by lessons rough in Nature's rugged school! ” F. sty LOUISE L. EDWARDS In September, 1920. Louise came to Abington from the Park School. Louise is quiet. She has for hobbies piano playing, sewing, and reading. I am told that when she is not occupied with lessons or one of her hobbies she amuses herself in arguing, much to the annoyance of her sister. Louise, why didn’t you come out for debating? “ Louise, like all good women, has arguments of her own." Lor GREGORY JAMES EGNER Weldon has another famous member on the list! Let me introduce our football captain, who also featured as center on the all-suburban team. But football is not his only activity for he has belonged to the track team and taken parts in “The Wishing Ring,” “Love Pirates of Hawaii,” and “The Journey’s End Greg says that one of his hobbies is eating. Ah, beware, Greg, “nobody loves a fat man.” He also tells us that sleep is essential to his welfare. Happy-go-lucky ought to be Greg’s middle name. Greg does not tell us his third hobby. Do the girls like him? They don’t miss it. “One who never turns his back but walks breast forward." Agates -4 1GHARRY CHARLES EGXER Our Harry came to us from Weldon Grammar School. He took an active part in school life, especially in the Spanish Chib. We all remember him as Diego in “A Day in Spain.” Harry spent two years in study ami two years in play. What will come out of this combination, we cannot say, but we do know that Harry has ability when he chooses to exert himself. “ Rest first, then work. ” Lightxin FRANK LOUIS EYOY Four years ago, the football team came to the conclusion that they needed some one to practice on. After prolonged meditation they decided to allow Frank to attend classes here, in order to break him in. The result? He entered Abington High School to be a member of the football squad ever since. He is also interested in radio. By the way, have you ever known of his missing the chance to see a pretty girl? Neither have 1! He was just K. O. (Kut Out) for an actor, it seems. Did you notice the way he played the part of the father in “What They I hink, and Puntz in the Senior play? In spite of his frivolity, he can work hard. Have you ever seen him toiling as stage manager? It would do you good! “ ’ dares do all that becomes a man. Who dares do more?" HERBERT HARRY FEIGELMAN Enter Herbert Feigleman at the beginning of Act Third of the “Class of 1924.” He came from West Philadelphia High School. He immediately plunged into the swimming team. During both Act Three and Act Four, he was a member of the Radio Club. Then came the climax—he became installer for the Radio Club. On June IS, 192L the curtain will fall on our four-act play, and behind it will be Herbert Feigelman in the grand finale. “None but himself can be his parallel.” IIf.rby 17 Jl=-HELEN MATHILDE FENSKE Helen came to Abington from Germantown in September, 1!)£2. She was a member of the Glee Club for two years, taking part in “Love Pirates of Hawaii.” In her Senior year she joined the Tennis Club. Helen is much interested in cooking and serving. The future we have planned for her is rather complicated. We cannot decide whether she will be a fashionable modiste on Fifth Avenue or settle down and keep house for some one. We wonder! “ Take things as they are and come. Not as they might hare been." RICHARD MONTGOMERY FETTER “Who’s that out there with the number on his jersey?” I looked, and yes, it was Dick. Mud from head to foot. Probably very much bruised but nevertheless I knew he was happy. He worked for three years, watching every game from the bench—fellows who have had that experience know what it means—but finally, he won out and made the varsity team in his fourth year. He also won the honor of being chosen as left guard on the all-suburban team. And didn’t he surprise us all when he forgot his “preposterous diction” long enough to make a successful Walter Fairchilds in “A Mennonite Maid.” “ Sadness may came, and sadness may go Hut fun gees on forever!" FRANCES EVERETT FLAYELL Yes. this is Swat. Her hair did you say? Oh. no; not auburn, brown! At least according to Swat herself, it is. Abington Grammar School gave us a basketball player when it passed Swat along. During her first year she made the class team. Swat has played varsity basketball for three years, being the Captain of last season’s successful team. Swat is President of the Hockey and Basketball Clubs. She has been a member of both the Radio and Latin Clubs. She has also been a faithful member of the orchestra. “ The splendor of her bright and glancing hair!" Dick _________ Huh-huh! Swat 4 18MARION ESTHER TOWLES If during the next five or ten years you look in “Who s Who.” don’t he surprised to note the name of Marion Esther Fowles. “Married to some famous person?” Oh, no! A shining light of the chemical world. There is more than one kind of chemistry, you know. She entered Abington in the Sophomore year. Since then she lias been a basketball enthusiast. This year she won her gold basketball by serving the team as a very efficient manager. She has also taken part in “What They Think, and “A Mennonite Maid.” She has been somewhat ailin’ several times during her high school career—but not doctor-sick. “ The light that lies In a woman 8 eyeo. Toots VERA FREINFIELD “Snappy brown eyes, curly brown hair.” Oh, I know who you mean, Vera. She has been an enthusiastic member of the (lice Club for four years and has participated in all its activities. This year she has joined the Tennis Club and plays—yes, as we all do—well, when the courts are not full. Our poetry department 1 as been very grateful to Vera for her helpful assistance. DONALD R. FUNK Donald came from Weldon. They seem to grow them big over there. Donald was a member of the football squad, belonged to the Radio Club, Latin Club, and Tennis Team. Perhaps his most well-known activity is the orchestra, for this unusual young man can play almost any instrument there is. We must also say in passing that Donald is intensely fond of a pretty girl, and has dates with all the pretty faces in the school. It must be that “Music hath charms.” Acting also hath charms. We arc told that some of the audience were so charmed by Donald's portrayal of Absalom Puntz in “A Mennonite Maid” that they could not understand why Tillie refused him. “ Those were golden things he said— To his riolin.” “ By the work One knows the workman!' Yee Funky -=J 19 fc-DOROTHY HOPKINS GEBIIARDTSBACER Dot is just as nice in proportion as her name is long. Although she may not realize it, and if she did would never acknowledge it, helping other people is her hobby. And she does it well! But she wasn’t too busy helping other people to be a member of the Glee, Basket ball, Latin. Hockey, Swimming and Press Clubs. Dot just revels in chemistry; surely her secret ambition must be to succeed Mr. Messinger. Surely any one who takes such interest in chemistry should become a renowned chemist. Here’s hoping that she does! “ 'Tina beauty truly blent whose Red and White Nature s own sweet cunning hand laid on." GRACE JOSEPHINE CENTNER Grace entered from Atlantic City High School on October 1. 1941. She claims that her favorite hobby is reading. She is also evidently very fond of athletics for the Class Basketball Team, the Basketball Club, the Hockey Club, and the Track Team are made the merrier for her jolly companionship. It is sometimes whispered that she almost blows up the school by some of her skilled laboratory maneuvers. We can easily forgive her this, however, for entertaining us so delightfully in “The Mistletoe Bough,” and in “Nevertheless.” “ Faithful to a friend in need!" VIRGINIA MAYNO GILES Ginny and Gerry Stout are absolutely inseparable. They think the same things; do the same things; like the same things. There is only one difference: Gerry never looks quite so bored with life in general as Ginny. Looking bored is really Ginny’s favorite indoor sport. However, she retreated from her boredom long enough to join the Hockey, Latin, Short Story, Basketball, Swimming and Tennis Clubs. Ginny’s hobby is going to the movies. Ginny has one of those sudden, flashing smiles, that is so unexpected and delightful. “Smiling, froirniny ever more." Ginny ( 20GEORGE GITLIN' Willow (»rove Grammar School presented to Abington in 1919 one George Gitlin. We know that lie has been interested in athletics, but—what else, did you ask? That’s a secret. Was it lessons? Again we reply, “That’s a secret.” During all his years at A. H. S., he has gone out for baseball and football. As a Sophomore he made the (lass Basketball Team. This year George did break away from athletics to the extent of joining the Latin Club. “ Meanwhile welcome joy and feast!" Gitt MARGUERITE RAE GRAHAM Marguerite entered from Weldon Grammar School in 1920. If there were a telegram for Marguerite, we would have some difficulty in finding her. We might look in upon the Glee Club, practicing, maybe, “The Gypsy Rover.” If not there, we would take a peep at tin Writers’ Club, the Latin Club, or the Swimming Club. Or, perhaps she is preparing to entertain 11s in “The Mistletoe Bough.” We then proceed to the Oracle room, where she resides, first as the Assistant Literary Editor, and then as Poetry Editor. But here she is. pondering over immigration with the Debating Team. But if, while meandering along in the pathless wood, you find a tree-nymph, reclining by a stump, reading, for all the world as if she were blissfully content in her Elysian fields, then only, will you find Marguerite truly at home. “Come, pensive one, derout and pure, Sober, steadfast and demure." EDITH HAPPY HALE Edith’s middle name is Happy and to all her friends the name seems very appropriate. She came to Abington four years ago from the Weldon Grammar School. During her Freshman year she appeared on the Class Debating Team, and also won the Oratorical Contest given under the auspices of the W. C. T. C. She was an active member of the Glee Club. In the following years the Glee Club again claimed Edith as one of its members. We must not forget her delightful interpretation of the song, “Come Back to Erin,” which she sang before the students on St. Patrick’s Day. "My heart is like a singing bird!" Teddy Marguerite 21 Jfc-RUTH MIRIAM HAMILTON Ruth is a girl who will do almost any favor you ask her, even if it inconveniences her—she’s a 'ommercial! Maybe that is where this lovely quality has its root. Then, too, Ruth, during her high school career, has burned her share of the midnight oil and studied while the “wee, wee hours” passed away. Along with her willingness to work, Ruth is also very exact. Everything must be just right before she is satisfied—another of the many admirable features in her. “ There is no higher goal attained Than that which is by kindness gained." MARGARET COLBY HARPER Margaret arrived here intact from Jcnkintown Grammar School. Her main occupation around the high school is taking a leading part in the plays that are given by the students. She took part in the “Gypsy Rover,” and made a good Marjorie Daw for “The Wishing Ring.” She player! her role as Dorothy Dear in “Love Pirates of Hawaii” with enviable grace and sweetness. As a bride in the "Mistletoe Bough” she couldn’t la excelled. This year she took the part of Sylvette in “The Romancers,” and Dolly Wakelee in “The Journey’s End.” Margaret, was a member of the Latin, Glee and Short Story Clubs, as well as a contributor of excellent literary material for the Oracle. Margaret’s hobbies are dancing, reciting ami living romances. She is a star in all three. “ .a belle dame sans merci ” HELEN RUTH HARRAR Really, don’t you know her? She has been going here for three years now. I will have to tell you about her. She lives in Willow Grove, quite the “belle of the little colony.” They used to call her “Sparrow" because she was so small. Some think she is a meek little thing, but then you know one never can tell. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if she were to make a very good elocutionist, some day. We never know what these demure little lassies will turn out to be. “ Gentle of speech; beneficent of mind!" r ? Peggy Hammy A 22 ANNA E. HERMANSON Ann entered Abington from Germantown High as a Senior. We hope that all of Germantown’s girls are as sweet as Ann. Ann’s favorite pastime is drawing. You ought to see the artistic posters and Oracle covers she makes. Naturally she is g xxl at public speaking. Her soft sweet voice is soothing to the ear. Ann. although not much of an athlete, belongs to the Swimming Club. We think she will be a marine artist. “ A rfs use, iriuit is it but to touch the springs of nature?” SHELDON ALLEN HOFFMAN ‘‘Has anybody here seen Shelly?” Maybe he is making a touchdown against Cheltenham or shooting a basket, or scoring points for the track team. No, he is managing the business end of the Oracle or talking people into buying leather-bound copies of the Senior issue. Howard High School must miss him. especially the girls! Do you remember how your sides ached after you saw Shelly in “The Editors at Home,” “Love Pirates of Hawaii,” “Martha,” and “A Mennonite Maid ? Have you read his familiar essays in the Oracle? Then you know this many-sided young man. “ am Sir Oracle and when I ope my bps let no dog barb! Ann Siielly MATTHEW A. Ill TMAKER Shack entered from Abington Grammar School in the fall of 1920. He straightway distinguished himself by his excellent work in football. He has ever since been a strong factor in the victories of Abington’s football. Shack is a three-letter man. the coveted “A” having been obtained in football, baseball and basketball. Resides athletics. Shack is fond of music. He has been business manager of the Boys’ Glee Club (1923 192t), in addition to being one of its most active members. Ib lias appeared in tin following Glee Club productions: "The Wishing Ring,” “Love Pirates of Hawaii,” “Martha,” and the Spring Concert. Shack is also a business man. down in Room 3. “ There's a good time coming, boys, A good time coming ” 4 23RUTH JOHNSTON Ruth slipped in from Weldon School so quietly in 1920 that she was hardly noticed. Ruth's sweet soprano voice won her a place among the fairies in the Glee Club’s annual production “The Gypsy Rover.” In the following years this same organization claimed her for its cantata, “Pan On a Summer’s Day,” and its opera “Martha.” In her Junior and Senior years Ruth was also a member of the Latin Club. Of all the arts, she loved music the best. Her ability to remember classical music was revealed when she was awarded third prize in 1921 in the music memory contest, second prize in 192.S. and first prize in 192b Ruth was especially gifted with the art of being sweet and natural, anywhere at any time. “Her flocks are thoughts. She keeps them white." ELIZABETH KALBACH Elizabeth entered Abington in her Senior year. She came from Ambler High School, only to uphold the standard of both schools by her excellent work. Elizabeth has not been with us long enough to become very well acquainted, but those of us who know her, know that she has a very attractive personality. She is an active member of the Latin Club and shows her ability in all the activities into which she plunges. “ A slender, soft-eyed lass." EDWARD FRANKLIN KLINE Edward entered Abington from the J. Sterling Morton High School of Cicero, ill., at the beginning of the Senior year. This late entrance did not keep Edward from falling in step with the activities of the school. At tin first meeting of the Radio Club, Edward was chosen President. He ably filled the office for his technical knowledge of radio was a great asset to the club. Edward was also an active member of the Spanish Club and tin basketball squad. Like all other boys, Edward has a hobby. Nearly every afternoon he can be seen making for a level plot of ground with his trusty shooter in his right hand and a bag of marbles by his side. “ I am a strong advocate of Boys' Week" Ed Libby Rrn.’S e| 24 Y-CLEMENT F. KNEEZEL In 1020 a boy with light hair and laughing blue eyes entered Abington. Hut those eyes can be serious for Clem has played on football, basketball, and baseball teams. As a Junior he was football manager and captain of the basketball team. Early last fall. Lady Luck frowned on him for his knee gave way. It also deserted him during the basketball season. Weren’t you surprised to see him in “What They Think"? I believe it was Clem’s debut on the stage. His hobbies, do you say? Don't mind, Clem, I won’t give you away. “Sport that wrinkled Carr derides And laughter holding both his sides." CLIFFORD R. KNIGHT Knightie is a born actor. To prove my statement—he has taken the part of Joe in “The Journey’s End,’’ the part of Straforel in “The Romancers,’’ and the part of Walter in the Senior play, “A Mennonite Maid.” There is only one thing that can be held against his acting. He demands a mat to fall on when he is dying. Cliff also has played the violin in the orchestra. Tennis is his only outdoor sport. Ah, a ladies' man he is indeed! “For courtesy wins iromen as well as ralor may." MARION EVANGELINE LARUE From the first, Marion impressed us as a girl of girls. Her girlish freedom and friendliness won the hearts of her classmates so generally that when the class first organized, they chose her as Secretary. She entered with zest and spirit the different organizations of the school like the Latin and Glee Clubs. As a Freshman, she was mentioned among those who kept up the scholastic standing of the class. She hasn’t spoiled that reputation. She will always be remembered—a friend to the “foe and the friendless” as well as to the most popular student. “A perfect icoman nobly planned, To warn, to comfort and command." • M A WON Cuff • 25 Jfc-CHARLES C. LEIDY, Jr. This versatile young man belonged to the Glee Club, the Art Club, and the Radio Club. He was Art Editor of the Oracle, and also lunch-room bookkeeper. He showed his wonderful dramatic ability in “The Editors at Home,” and “The Love Pirates of Hawaii.” llis hobby is drawing, at which he is very clever, especially in “drawing the ladies,” for Charles is in favor in that quarter. He intends to work in “a large concern in Philadelphia.” The concern will have a valuable addition in one so socially gifted. “ Yon s a frame to charm the sight; Made icas he to girc delight.” EVA ANNA LEl’SCH “Her sweet personality is felt by all who know her.” That’s what they say of Eva. Fresh from Weldon Grammar School four years ago, she walked quietly into the hearts of all at Abington and what's more, she stayed. In her Junior year she began to reveal her livelier self as a member of the Glee (Mub and the Short Story Club. The Jcxior Oracle Staff realized the need of her and accordingly added her name to the list. Senior days found Eva engrossed in the Glee Club and “Martha.” Rut if. instead of finding her deep in Commercial problems, one found her musing over—well, wlio’d blame her? “.I win seme face, a rosy cheeky A gentle smile, where'er you pass A graceful form, a quiet way, In all a winsome lass." GLADYS MAE MARKLEY Gladys is very demure. Who would guess that her favorite sport is tripping lightly through the mazes of the dance. Speaking of light and airy feet, you ought to see Gladys play basketball. She was in the Basketball Club, too. Of course, you remember her enthusiastic work in the Glee Club and the orchestra. Nevertheless, Gladys finds I irne to discuss intelligently the intricacies of chemistry “ Light of step and heart was she!" Glad Eve 4 26EDITH ELSIE McCLELLAN Edith, known to all her pals as Mickey, is a Commercial. She has been a very busy girl ever since she came here from Horsham. Mickey started her career as a Freshman by giving Lincoln’s Gettysburg speech. This charmed the Freshmen so much that they elected her Secretary of the class. During the next three years Mickey was a faithful member of the Glee Club, Press Club and Oracle Staff. But when it comes to swimming that is where Mickey shines. She also shines at reading the funnies. If you do not believe it, read her ballad, “Cam O Flage.’’ “ But there's nothing half so sweet in life As lore's young dream!" MABEL ELIZABETH MOONEY Not unlike the rest of “The Follies of 1921,” Mabel ventured into the well-known Abington High School in the year of 1920, there to spend four years. All through her high school career she was a member of the Girls Glee Club and participated in all their performances— perhaps she is planning to fill Mary Garden’s place. When Mabel became an honorable Senior, she was appointed one of the bookkeepers for the Oracle. This is proof of her knowledge of the art of keeping books, for who but such a person would be allowed to keep books for the Oracle? “.1 girl you cannot forget." MAXEY NEAL MORRISON Abington has been so fortunate as to have Max for the last three years. We don’t grudge Central High, out in Si. Louis, that first year, but—. Perhaps he was bashful or, was it too much studying. Max, that kept you out of all activities in your Sophomore year, but football and track? As a Junior. Max was class President besides being a member of the football and track teams. The Class Basketball Team claimed him for its captain. Max was also a member of the Latin Club. Our craft was so well piloted in 1923 that Max was again elected President, lie has given all he has—and that’s a lot—for Abington, in both football and track. Athletic Association President is not to be forgotten in this list of activities. We also feel that the success of the Athletic Department of this year’s Oracle was largely due to Max. I wonder what the Honor Roll would look like without the name “Maxey Morrison” on it? “ Him that yon soars on golden wing, Not in just studies but ererything!" Mars Micky 4 27 {=MARGARETTA FRANCES NASH As a “wee” girl, Margaretta Nash entered the high school from Abington Grammar School in September, 1940. She was apparently very fond of music for she belonged to the Girls’ Glee Club every year. Margaretta was fond of athletics too. She played on the class basketball team in her Junior and Senior years. She made a very efficient bookkeeper for the Oracle. Needless to say, the books always balanced. Then, too. we must not forget that Peg also shone in scholarship. She was one of those Honor Roll students quite frequently. Oh, a busy girl was Margaret, but when she found time to smile! “ It's the songs yc sing mul the smiles yc wear That makes the sunshine everywhere.” Peg FRANCES REBECCA NEFF Frances entered from Weldon Grammar School in 1919. Frances evidently likes athletics, for during her second and third years, she joined the ranks of the Basketball Club. Maybe she plans to be an actress, for she took the part of Helena in “That Old Sweetheart of Mine,” helped the Glee Club with “Pan on a Summer’s Day,” and took the part of a farmer’s wife in the opera “Martha.” She is also cpiite an enthusiastic member of the Tennis Club. Really, though, Frances has her heart lost to a Willys-Knight. “ To know her was to lore her IRVIN HUGH NIESSEX Do you know a quiet boy who sits in Study Hall, row (i, seat's? Well, look and behold! I often wonder though, if he really is so quiet as he pretends to be around school. Is he a woman hater? I should say so. At least, to all appearances. As for his personal ideas on the subject-well, I don’t believe many do know what they are. “Still water runs deep,” and Irvin surely shines in trig, and algebra. And as for an actor, you should have been at Abington on May 44th. Irvin certainly made a brilliant showing as Ezra. “ The very staff of my agcy my very prop." Bones Frank 4 28 fc-THOMAS KERR OBER, 3d Thomas is one of our worthy classmates who resides in Noble. Chic, as he is usually called, has been a member of the football squad and track squad during his stay in high school and also a member of the Radio Club. Chic is a student of trig, whose one great ambition is to find the angle of elevation of the Noble Hill. Another branch of sports in which ( hie excels is in playing “Spring Is Here,” a game characteristic of Noble’s younger generation. “ Who know the thoughts of a child?' MARY RELYEA OSBl RNE We Abingtonians have known Mary for only a year, as she entered in September, 1923, from Germantown High School. This fact, however, did not prevent her from entering into school activities. Mary does not look a bit athletic but you should see her swim or play basketball. Around herneck she wears a silver one. you know. She is also a loyal member of the Swimming Club. Surely you remember her in the “Roman Wedding, or as a lady-in-waiting in “Martha. “ This maiden, .she lived with no other thought Than to lore and to he loved. ('hick Moe LOUIS JOHN OSWALD, Jr. President L. J. Oswald, Jr., American Bankers’ Association “Listen, my children, and you shall hear —of how one great man made success in the world. It is Abington High that has the honor of graduating this great banking official. He got his foundations from the teachings of the Commercial force of Abington. Determined to make good, he assembled his tools and led all competitors for high honors in clerical work. Not to be outdone, he shouldered the enormous burden of Class Treasurer in his final spurt to test his commercial abilities. All the members of the class, will tell you that they are broke, which speaks for itself as to Louis’ success in this capacity! “ The wisest man could ash no more of fate Than to be simple, modest, manly, true 29 LouieHELEN GRAYSON PARKER Helen entered from Weldon Grammar School in 1920. She is especially fond of athletics for she participated with fervor in class basketball, the Basketball Club, and the Hockey Club. She is interested in music, for she belongs to the Glee Club and plays the violin in the orchestra. She aided in the presentation of the Christmas pay, “The Mistletoe Rough.” She is also a worthy member of the Writers’ Club. Most of all, we wish that Helen may meet with success in her activities as a fancy dancer. “ There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip— Nay, her foot speaks!” HARRY C. POLK At this point in our chapter, a serious-minded, docile, and shy boy enters our annals, namely, Harry Polk. Harry has been an ardent member of the basketball squad and Glee Club for two years. We are afraid General Pershing will be hard pushed by a certain fellow from A. H. S. Harry has attended the C. M. T. C. for two years and expects, presently, to have the title of a commissioned officer in the V. S. A. Rut time will tell, you know, and serious-mindedness oft turns to mischief. Here's our best example. “ The wrong iray always seems the more reasonable.” WILLES WATSON REEDER, 2d Harold Lloyd is not the only creature “Girl Shy.” Rill can run him a close second, for he hasn’t recovered from blushing yet. You can bring on your class basketball. tennis, Glee Club, Oracle and Radio Club, Rill will plough through all those, but under a bombardment of girls—never! Every now and then one surprises on his face that smile which once started is spontaneity itself, especially in math, class. If, some day, you read of a winner of the World Prize for Mathematics take just a minute to see if his name is Reeder for that is the name of one of our quickest and most brilliant of math, students. If you think he’s typical, then let’s hope Weldon Grammar School turns out others like him. TNT 4 30 Rill “ To all always open. To all always true.’ANNA ELIZABETH REEVES Hello! Here’s Anna! Why we had almost overlooked her, but then how could we when we remember that lovely voice we have heard so many times at school entertainments. Anna entered from the Weldon Grammar School in 1940. Since that time it seems as though the bane of her stay at Abington has been history and P. O. 1). But we will have to excuse her for this because she has done something else for Mr. Smiley along the line of basketball. “ learnt her gestures street and tcild Her loving eyes and gay? EMMA BEATRICE REEVES Emma entered from Weldon Grammar School in 1940. On the Writers’ Club days she could be found listening with rapt attention to interesting tales of a varied nature. She was a hard worker for hockey and class basketball. Of course, she was a member of the Basketball. Swimming, and Tennis Clubs. “ Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven.’’ EDITH TUTEUR ROLL Edith started well on life’s cycle by entering Weldon Grammar School. In 1940, she entered Abington High School. Her fame quickly spread for she is a singer, an artist, a pianist and a writer. Any day in any class,, you are able to see “Did,” drawing a beautiful lady. Besides Edith’s talents, she is Secretary of the Senior class; President of the (ilee Club; President of the Press Club, and Secretary of the Latin Club. What more could mortal aspire to? “ A daughter of the gods, Divinely tally and most divinely fair!” Diddy Topsy ■4 31 hEDGAR S. ROSENAi: Eddie, sometimes known as Rosie, has been the best plunger on the Swimming Team. He has been also the Bill Tilden of his favorite sport—tennis. While tennis has l een his favorite outdoor sport, fun-making or math.— we don’t know which—is his favorite indoor sport. Rosie is always congenial and friendly. He is as willing to take a joke as lie is willing to give one. He is one of the best chums that a boy could have—friendly, chummy and willing. “ Good nature and good sernte must ever join.” HOLLAND SCHERBAUM This smiling young man is internationally famous as “Sherry." He entered Abington from the Weldon Grammar School. In I is Freshman year he was on the Class Track, Basket ball and Football Teams. When a Sophomore, Sherry was on the Class Track and Basketball Teams. In his “jolly" Junior year, he was a member of the Class Track and Basketball Teams. He also became Athletic Representative of his class. In his “last but not least year, he was on the Tennis Team; the Varsity Football Eleven, and also managed the Baseball Team. Remember him in that Cheltenham game? "lie tras the mildest-mannered man that ever scuttled ship cr cut a throat ARLENE COLETTA SCHNEIDER Have you seen a tall blond girl wandering around? Yes, that’s Arlene. Did you know that she jumped center on the Class Basketball Team during both her Freshman and Sophomore years? Short Story Writing Club proved enticing to Arlene for she was a member for two years. The Latin and Tennis Clubs have also claimed her member-Arlene seems to believe in the following quotation: “T« good to be merry!' Pa ho Hoik 4 32 fc-GEORGE PAUL SHOEMAKER George has a keen sense of humor. His giggle can l e told, no matter how large the crowd. George turned his ability to reason and talk to a good purpose—he was an especially good debater. Aside from the Debating Team he was a member of the Press Club, the Orchestra, the Writers’ Club, the Latin Club, the Senior Oracle Staff, and the football squad. He not only acted on the Publicity Committee for the Senior play, “A Mennonitc Maid,” but also took the part of Absalom Puntz, the awkward lover! A little boy v'ith a big bass drum: Boom! Boom! Boom!” Farmer THORA KATHERINE SIMONS Thora entered from Hatboro Grammar School in 1920. It is not necessary for her to make a list of the things she likes most. We have a fairly good idea. On clear days you may see her faithfully at work with the Track Team or whiling away the hour on the tennis court. Although she spent two years with the Glee Club, we did not know she was really in earnest until we heard her sing, “Mar-cheta.” Somehow it is difficult to imagine Thora studying but we are certain she believes in getting her share of fun. “ Wonderful child of the ocean.” J EBBIK DAGMAR HELENA SJOSTROM Here is a girl who does not number talking among her sports. Rather her music talks. Of all the hours spent with her music, in Glee Club or orchestra, those are the happiest for Dagmar when, with violin cradled under her chin, she draws from the strings some haunting melody. Weldon Grammar School gave us an efficient member of the Basketball Club and an excellent Captain for the team, in Dagmar. We also remember her efficiency as Vice-President of the Swimming Club, and Treasurer of the Hockey Club. Then there was “The Romancers” for which Dagmar was violinist. So may Dagmar always keep the joyous speech her music is to her! “ There is suret music here that softer falls— Than petals from blown roses on the grass.” Dag -4 33HORACE M. SPENC ER Horace is a young man of preparedness. lie always carries a fountain pen, an Eversharp pencil, an eraser, a notebook and a six-inch ruler. Aye! The materials are good things to have, but the ability to use them is more important. Spencer has the ability as well as the materials. However, he has been in no hurry to exercise it. During his high school career, Horace has been a member of the Press Club. Glee Club, Class Basketball Squad, the Track Squad and the Tennis Team. “ am content with that I hare; Little be it or much." RIC HARD ALEXANDER SPERING Dick must be a descendant of “Alexander the Great “ for in brains he is more than great! The ! est part of Dick, though, is that the brains never swell his head to undue proportions. Dick is on the Track Team. What would the Press Club do without him? Or the Latin Club, or the Writers’ Club? He is School News Editor of the Oracle, and an active member of the Publicity Committee of the Senior play. He expects to be an electrical engineer. What he expects to be. lie will be. for determination is written all over this lad! So all ye electricians who need a shining light, focus on our stai! “ The kindest man, The best conditioned and unicearicd spirit In doing courtesies" Spkmce Dick SARAH MAY STEVENS Sarah came from Weldon Grammar School. That certainly is a recommendation for Weldon! She belonged to the Glee Club and was on our famous Oracle Staff. She also took part in “The Gypsy Rover,” and “The Wishing Ring”! In all the time we’ve known Sarah, we’ve never seen her frown. Wouldn’t she naturally be a sunny addition to any business house? If one is rather quiet, as Miss Sarah is, one would do well to prefer a talkative young man, shall we say, such as Miss Sarah did? She is always ready to help in a quiet efficient way. In fact, we never met any one who didn’t like Sarah! “All good things come in small packages!" Stevie 34 ftEVELYN ELIZABETH STEVENSON There are certain people, who find a little fun in studying, but for the most part, their fun has another source! To this class, Evelyn belongs, although, I must say, she has done her part in the line of studying. For proof of this fact, I relate to you her graduation from the Commercial Course! Then, too, I must not forget to tell you how much Evelyn enjoys motoring on a— I think 1 better stop at this point but first let me say she is a girl worth knowing. “ To study or not to study— That is the question!” INA WALLACE STEWART Now let us turn to one of our Honor Roll students, Ina Wallace Stewart. Ina takes things in and thinks them over before we hear about them. She is not given to snap judgments. She came from the Wyncote Grammar School in 1920. In 1922 and 1923, her ability for club work began to show itself. We find her a member of the Press, Latin and Dramatic Clubs. Our school library prospered under her care in this year. In her Senior year she was a member of the same clubs and the Senior Oracle Staff. “ Exceeding fair she was not; and yet fair In that she never studied to he fairer Than nature made her; beauty cost her nothing. Her virtues were so rare.” MYRTLE ELIZABETH STEWART Little Myrtle entered Abington High School from the West Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1922. It is a great credit to West Philly to send out girls like Myrtle. Her chief ambition is to go on the stage. She has made a good beginning in the part of Mrs. Getz in “A Mennonite Maid.” Myrtle is one of our youngest members but she beats us all in P. O. D. Her head may be little, but she uses it. “ There's a time for work and a time for play.” Polly 35 MyhtkGERALDINE HOPE STOUT Gerry is one of the talented musicians of the class. She plays remarkably well the organ and piano. These two things and going to the movies are her s| cciul hobbies. Of course, Gerry does almost the same things as Ginny. That has made her a member of the Glee, Latin. Basketball, Short Story, and Swimming Clubs. Gerry has the greatest capacity for making faces ever seen. You can’t always put much faith in these expressions, though, for really she is one of the best-tempered people imaginable. “Come, let us be merry and make street music!" THOMAS PROCTOR TALBOT Thomas is a tall, thin fellow with long legs and big feet. His enthusiasm in athletic teams has causer! him to be elected cheer leader. Tom has earned his letter in track. He also has made the Tennis Team and played a little basketball. Tom is the life of the early bus from Glensidc. Every time the bus reaches York Road. Tom can be heard to veil, “Let’s give three rahs for the cop! Readv? Hip! Hip! ’ “ And the lest of ell games is the playing, lad. HORACE TIPPING Horace came from Huntingdon Valley High School in 19 2; As both a Junior and a Senior, he adorned the Radio ( lub. Now he knows as much as the teachers and intends to go to Temple or Drexel to see if he can be taught any more. Any person that can fail in trig, one month and stand second in the class the next is deserving of congratulations or-- “Young fellows will be young fellows!" Tom Jekky I .‘16 J II WATKINS TITHERINGTOX Joseph entered Abington High School in his Sophomore year, 1921. In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of—track. Then Joe took up—no, not golf—football and swimming. In fact, he even found time to join the Spanish Club. To Joe we hand the palm for devotion. We admire anyone who is devoted for it bespeaks a steadfast mind. He is particularly devoted to our football captain. He will follow him through thick and thin and that is a very admirable trait. Three cheers for faithful Joe! ' lire on hope and that I think do all Who come into thin world.” MILLARI) FILLMORE TOMLINSON In September, 1922, Millard walked into Abington High School. He had spent the first two years of his four-year sentence, at the “Twin Cities’ in the Feaster-ville High School. He chose to endure the remainder of his term at Abington. During his Junior year he made the football and tlie baseball squads and did the same in his Senior year. Thus ended the sentence which he served so faithfully, to acquire more knowledge, that he might be an uplifter of the “Twin Cities.” “ You'ft a for Me grasp of friendship ” Tillie Tommy SELMA FLORENCE VALETTE “If you see a tall person ahead in the crowd, marching along fearless and proud.” it is Selma Valette without a doubt. Her one ambition is to grow short, but she grows taller every day. Singing didn't help her to grow shorter even though she did belong to the (iirls’ Glee Club every year. She played basketball too, but the more she played, the taller she grew. As a Senior, Selma was an active member of the Press Club. Some day she may start a paper entitled, “Willow Grove Gossip.” “ •’or .she can talk! Oh. me, hotr .she can talk!” Letty 37 =-EDNA MAY YAXDEGRIFT Edna entered Abington from Germantown High School in her Sophomore year. She was a very active member of the Swimming and Basketball Clubs and a member of the Basketball Team in her Junior ami Senior years. She also belonged to the Press Club. Edna’s loss will be greatly felt by the Glee Club, of which she was a very active member, appearing in the “Love Pirates of Hawaii,” and “Pan On a Summer’s Day.” Whenever Edna is around there is always an atmosphere of good will and fellowship. “ The enthusiastic and pleasing illusions of youth ” J. HERBERT YwARTSDALEN Herbert came to us from Feasterville in 1922. Although lie was well trained to become a scientific farmer. Abington High turned his attention to business. He made notable success in his first venture out to work. Herbert was popular with the girls but the girls didn’t bother him. “ The plowman, near at hand, Whistles o'er the furrowed land." RALPH YOZZY When the Gift Goddess handed out her treasures, she heaped on Ralph the art of originality, and lest he should lose this power, she gave him dreams to aid him in his cjuest of the beautiful. In 1920 he came to us from Abington Grammar School, dreaming, smiling through the years, a familiar figure in Radio, Short Story, Glee Clubs and Commercial Circles. Then as some one discovered he could criticize justly and well, he was made Assistant Exchange Editor of the Oracle. After a very successful year, he was known as the Exchange Editor. Perhaps, now that high school days are over, that flivver and Ralph will be more inseparable, if that’s possible, than before. “Such stuff as dreams are made of" R ASTI’S Hkhb Eddy -4 38ROBERT i. WETMORK Robert, more commonly known as “Hookey ’ has spent an eventful four years at Abington High. As a green and tender Freshman he turned his steps toward football, but as he became more mature, he decided that the life of a flute player was the only one to be desired, lie can be found any Thursday afternoon playing his beloved instrument in the orchestra. This year as a member of the High School Debating Team, he electrified his audiences by his excellent speeches. He also participated in the Senior play, thus rounding out his versatility. “Let us consider the reason for the cause for nothing is laic that is not reason PENROSE WHITE Penrose, if given five minutes, could make any one laugh. His wise remarks are actually witty. He has never—as far as I know—been serious. His grin spreads from ear to ear. I guess that is why it is so large. Each successive year Penrose has tried to make the football and baseball teams, but each year he has made only the football and baseball squads. This has been, of course, unfortunate, but a man is measured not by what he does, but by how hard he tries. “ Don't trouble trouble Or trouble will trouble you." VIOLA MAY WHlTTOrK Again we scored on Cheltenham. Viola entered from there in her Sophomore year. It didn’t take her long to become engrossed in both the Olee and Short Story Clubs. As a Junior, she tried to reduce and joined the Basketball Club. This year she has been a faithful member of the Press Club as well as the Swimming and Basketball Clubs. She has been such a faithful prompter that one cast of the Senior play owes her a great deal. Viola should be known as the “cheerful cherub.” She is always cheering up her friends with her smiling countenance. “Laugh and groic fat!" Oi.ii: Pknxy Hooky -=4 39 CHARLES ERNEST WILLARI) Ernest is a Jack-of-all-trades with trades changed to clubs. Me has belonged to the Glee Club, Spanish Club, Writers’ Club, Art Club and Press Club. He is not like other Jacks-of-all-trades in that he is quite active in each club. An active member of the Glee Club, he has taken part in “Love Pirates of Hawaii,” and “Martha.” In his Junior year he was on the Class Basketball Team, and always ready to support all the teams. He is always willing to help, a handy man to have around. Earnie made an excellent Hiram in “The Mennonite Maid.” “A gay spirit and a happy heart!' GEORGE WILLIAMS Sleepy isn’t quite as dormant as his nickname signifies. Although lie is easy going and quiet, at times he can raise some disturbance. Although Sleepy has not been active in the athletic games of the school, he has functioned in other doings. He has been a member of the Oiiaclk Staff and Short Story Club. He has taken the part, of the irate father in the Senior play, “A Mennonite Maid.” In the scholastic way, English and math, have been his special subjects. “ A dependable fellow, If erer there was one! CLARA YODER Weldon sent us one of our most brilliant students when Clara came to Abington in September, 1920. Her consistently high position on the Honor Roll shows us that this demure but observant maiden knows how to study. Clara’s membership in the Basketball, Short Story, Latin, Art and Glee Clubs betrays the sum total of her school spirit. It is natural to use mathematical terms in connection with Clara for is she not one of Mr. Gerncrt’s shining lights? “ Thy modesty's a candle fo thy merit.' Sleepy Ea rnie 4 40JOSEPHINE MADELIN YUNGKER Och! That's Tillie! She entered Abington as a Freshman yet. Jake Getz “didn’t leave her study no books,” but her Aunty Em “’lowed she might” join the Glee Club, the Writers’ Club, the Press Club, and the Radio (Jub. Aunty Em also “gave her the dare” to take part in “The Gypsy Rover,” “The Wishing Ring,” “Love Pirates of Hawaii,” and “A Mennonite Maid.” She still kept up in her studies, did Oracle work, and became a “tony Abington gradyate.’ UA clear vind-sheltered loneliness ” Joe Alma Mater (Words by Prof. W. T. Kunn, Music by David D. M. Haupt, 925.) 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, Victory or defeat it be. Staunch and true our schoolmates all To our Dear Old Abington. Many days may come and go To thee, Dear Old Abington, Storms may rise, and winds may blow Firm and true our crimson— Let not memories faded be As we go o’er land and sea, Alma Mater hail to thee To our Dear Old Abington. IVonderland ONCE upon a time there were a lot of little children, who had never worked very hard, that left the “Playland of Grammar School” and entered the “Wonderland of Abington High.” To them it had always been a “Castle of Dreams” but it did not take them long to discover that things are not always what they appear to be. This “Wonderland” was in reality the cavern of a fiery dragon which breathed S?’s and even U’s. Now, as these little children were ordinary little children, they could easily adapt themselves to the ways of “Wonderland,” turning themselves into little green elves. Soon they chose from among them George of the House of Detwiler to be their King. For his adviser he was given Matthew the Hutmaker and Edith de McClellan recorded the proceedings of the court. Some of these little elves were tempted by Puck so that they never, never studied while some shunned this saucy sprite and were always on the Dragon’s Parchment Poll of Honor. Among these studious sprites were Elizabeth Cridland, Marion La Rue, Marguerite Graham, Peg Nash and Micky McClellan. As it is impossible for elves, green ones, to be always at peace w ith insects, it was not long before this tribe of ’24 became engaged in the battle against those deadly enemies “mid-years.” A few of the poor little pixies were badly injured but after spending twenty-five hours with some fairy healer of disease, they were able to cross the “Barrier of Conditionals” and come through with their colors flying. There were among the tribe many brave nixes, such as Agates, Shack and Spering, who brought ’24 honor because of their athletic achievements. And so the time seemed to fly by, some of the tribe choosing Puck for their constant companion while others looked to good Titania for their guidance down the straight and narrow path through the dark forest of “Wonderland.” Far at the end of this path shone a gleam of light while from other paths branching off there showed gleams of fiery red, the Fire Dragon’s warning. In the sixth month the most fearful struggle for supremacy took place between the green elves and the poisonous hobgoblins, “Finals.” When the battle was over, the gory field was strewn with bodies. No, not many of the tribe were killed but a few were sadly crippled! Suddenly there appeared a large, beautiful lady in white. As she waved her golden wand, “Wonderland disappeared. The tribe of ’24 was no longer a band of green elves but just a group of ordinary children separating to amuse themselves in numerous ways for a few' happy months. Months! They seemed like minutes. The fairy waved her wand again and these arrogant members of the Clan of Sophomores of the tribe of ’24 were again plodding the narrow path of “Wonderland.” For some it was a fairyland of roses and pleasure while for other poor elves it w-as a hard and lonely fight. King George, having pleased his 4 44 Jl=-subjects well, was again chosen to rule his Clan. A new tribesman from St. Louis, Maxey Morrison, was added to the King’s staff as his counsellor. Marion LaRue recorded the eventsof (Manmeetings and Clement Kneezel held the strings of the money bags. Agates was again selected to sit as a representative in the House of the Athletic Association. The elves showed much interest in sports of all kinds and Lady Luck smiled on several of the tribe when letters were awarded. For pigskin scrimmage Agates and Clem were rewarded, while Max and Agates won track letters. The baseball squad was also strengthened by Clem and Shack and tennis was assisted by Detty and Rosenau. M'he same pixies whose names appeared on the Parchment of Honor as members of the Freshman Clan succeeded in keeping their fair names shining brightly, while two new tribesmen, Maxey Morrison and Margaret Dougherty, won places on the coveted roll. As fairies must all have music, many of the Clan including Dagmar Sjostrom, Walter Beck, Frances Flavell, Robert Wet more, Donald Funk, and Raymond Ambler helped the “Orchestra of Harmony” to send sweet lyrics through the halls of the “Castle of Dreams.” Yes, now some of the elves were beginning to realize that “Wonderland” was just what they made it. It could be their “Castle of Dreams” if they would but drink deep of the cup offered to them. The fairy had waved her wand twice again before the pixies could have believe it. They were now no longer arrogant Sophomores but joyful Juniors. For a ruler the Clan looked to Maxey Morrison, who proved to be a most efficient leader. As lieutenant, Agates was a success. Margaret Dougherty recorded the deeds. Detty succeeded with difficulty in collecting dues and Rolland Scherbaum sat in the House of Representatives of the Athletic Association. A fairy story wouldn’t be a fairy story without the Queen of Hearts, would it? She had a busy time among the tribe of ’24 when they belonged to the Clan of Juniors. Now here, now there, with her beguiling ways, she led more than one poor elf astray. The ever wakeful Dragon did not approve of this unruly queen and again it breathed its fiery breath upon reports. Now this Junior Clan had unlimited success in everything from the “Book of the Oracles” to the “Parchment of Honor” and from the “ Field of Athletics” to the “Hall of the Terpsichorean Art.” They must have pleased Titania for she rewarded them well. When the fairy wand waved again, not elves and fairies but rather tall boys and fair maidens answered its call. M'hey found that the fairy tale of life had disappeared and a serious problem lay ahead. Some though tall and strong in appearance were still elves in mind for they fooled away the precious days of this last year in “Wonderland”. Unfortunately Puck had led some so far from the path that they could not find it and gave up, while others awroke from their slumbers just in time. The Clan so trusted their Junior leader, Maxey Morrison, that he again became the Chief. Margaret Dougherty served as his assistant, 4 48 hEdith Roll recorded the doings of the Clan, Louis Oswald was the efficient collector of dues while Shack Hutmaker was the Athletic Representative. Football claimed from the ranks, Egner (Captain), Morrison, Hutmaker, Fetter, Cottom, Kneezel, Evoy, Funk, Gitlin and Hoffman. Egner, Hutmaker and Fetter were also chosen as members of the All-Suburban football Team. ( liubb (Captain), Bross, Cottom and Kneezel joined the basketball squad. Swat Flavell ct ptained the girls’ basketball team while Mary Osborne made the squad. Standbys of the Track were Morrison, Talbot, Spering, Cottom and Hoffman. Our baseball representatives were Kneezel, Scherbaum, Hutmaker, Cottom, and Bitting. Knights of the Court of Tennis were Reeder, Rosenau, Scherbaum and Knight. Has the Oracle succeeded? Of course. But only because of the hard work of the staff. Puck was evidently subdued by Titania in the case of the Oracle for under the supervision of Margaret Dougherty and a staff whose editors are all Seniors, it was judged by the Central Interscholastic Press Association sis being the second best school magazine in the United States and first in its class. One evening in January two very entertaining one-act plays were presented on the Fairy Stage of “Wonderland.” “What They Think” and “The Romancers” were produced by Senior members of the Dramatic Club. The tribe of ’24 furnished a very good quartette for the “Team of Debate." Helen Clark, Captain, Marguerite Graham, George Shoemaker, and Robert Wetmore. Unfortunately for Abington, Marguerite was taken sick the Friday before our most critical debate and Margaret Dougherty filled the vacancy. Remember “A Mennonite Maid” ain’t? Och veil! It was a great success. The casts were evenly matched and judging between the two was a difficult matter. We, the class of ’24, have worked together, lived together, hoped together, for four years. Some members have been together even since their first year in the grades. Some may say they are glad to go but I think in each one’s heart there will be a pang of regret and sorrow when they leave. Perhaps we’ll be sorry for things we’ve done or for things we’ve left undone. Each one will have his reason, there is no doubt of that. In a few years, when we look back on our “Fairy Tale” years of life and realize just how much they did mean, we’ll be glad that we had them and sorry they’ve gone. Strive on ’24, remember, “Life is to a great extent what you make it.” May you live happily forever afterward! -t{ 44 -Glass 'Poem From the depths of the sea to the mountain peak, Comes the one cry of hope—O Youth! The pleadings of age on the border of sleep When its striving is done—O Youth. When dreams are unreal and goals unwon, To whom is the trust when the journey is done? All that age has cherished, its one ideal, Cynics would crush with a merciless heel. Then would their living be empty and vain, Their visions die out like a flickering flame. Their banner of Vict’ry and hope for the world, Lie tattered and torn in the dust all unfurled; Toil ends in tears that in joy was begun. Heaven would weep if that race were not won. Alma Mater, guide us that we may decide Who’ll bear the torch when life’s ebbing tide Bears them so swiftly yet gently away, Out of earth’s twilight into God’s day. We stand on that shore but we falter and fear; We dare not launch out where we know we will hear The cry of the millions, the sob of the one— “Finish my life, it is only begun!” Strengthen our weak ones and raise up a race Who can labor with God and face to face. Dear Alma Mater, you hear this great call, Are you sending us out now—us—one and all To fight in a battle we never can win? Out of your quiet and into earth’s din? () can we bear it; the strife is so long! Only your mem’ry will render us strong. Lo! see the vision that looms in our sight, Our Alma Mater so glorious and bright! Fierce winds and hail in their fury descend, Plowing down forests—their purpose to rend The world from its beauty, the woods from their might, Rob earth of its sunshine, the day of its light, Raze stateliest mansions, lire labor of years, And reign through the chaos bedewed with men’s tears. Though ashes of glory around her lie gray. Our dear Alma Mater stands proud ’gainst the day. The guide of our Nation and Liberty’s light, Ideals her foundation; her rock is the right. Through the perfumed calm when the storm is done Comes the cry: “Nothing’s great that lightly is won.” O! our hearts are decided. It’s us for the fray, Each flying our colors Maroon and the Gray; 43 ]p-All flaunting our flowers the brave red, red rose We go forth to battle—Ho conquer our foes— Our fear and dependence we dread most of all. Up then, ye classmates, and fight lest ye fall. Rouse then ye people; let all earth rejoice! Hear ninety and four who have heeded your voice. No more of your pleading, no more must you cry! There are ninety and four who are pledged to hold high Your ideals and hopes—the torch of your life, Through the thickest of battle, the hottest of strife. When youth answers age and our torch passes on, May we shout in the chorus of those who have gone, “We have fought the good fight and the faith we have kept. We broke not the trust of those souls who have slept,” That other youths coming may sing of your praise! And keep your torch burning to the end of all days. Glass Song (Tune of the Cornell Alma Mater) Now our high school days are over, And this vict’ry icon. Into broader fields we’re going. Steadily and strong. “Nothing great is lightly won,” We’re singing as we go. Forward, classmates, into battle! Let us meet the foe. Each one has his own hard duty, Fighting for the right. Each one must work out his day-dreams Be they dim or bright. Toiling ever, ceasing never, The torch high we hold. Gray and Maroon, we are trying To write you in gold. Just a word of 'parting to you, Friends, we leave behind! He cannot forget you, schoolmates, You are in our mind. Yours the torch we fling behind us As we say farewell! Yours to cherish Alma Mater We have loved so well! •:J Ki P lack Gold FOR thousands of years men fought for lands and gold because lands and gold meant power. The next war may be fought for oil and oil lands, for these mean both gold and power. Oil is power and power wins wars. With gasoline motors and oilburning engines a tremendous, new force came into the world. It darkened the sky with air fleets and crowded the sea with motor ships. Twenty years ago, naval experts saw that the great sea-fights would be won by oil-burning ships. In the World War, oil flung battle-planes into the clouds, moved giant guns and sent the steel-feet of battle-tanks trampling across “No Man’s Land.” Men saw- that the nation with oil w-as the nation with power. There was a new force in the world able to make and break nations, lift up empires and topple kingdoms. The world became oil-hungry and oil-crazed. The race for oil and oil fields began. There is only so much and no more oil in the world. Once there were forty billion barrels. It is going fast. Fifty years ago, America had ten billion barrels. Half of all we had is gone. Twenty years more and our oil will be gone forever. Half the great Mexican fields are drained dry. A day will come when our wrells will be empty. F'ear of that day led us to give the Navy the oil lands at Teapot Dome and Elk Hills. This oil was to drive our battle fleets, move our guns and lift our fighting planes in the sky. We knew if this were not done, a day might come when our cities would lie helpless under a rain of bombs from a hostile air fleet, when our own planes could not rise to beat off this death from the air, when our own ships would sink, helpless and hopeless, in their own harbors, without firing a gun. We could see our cities smashed into red waste, our harbors wrrecked, our railways destroyed if there were not oil to lift our air-fleet into the sky or send our ships to sea. It was fear that this oil had been wasted or lost that stirred the nation a fewr weeks ago. We knew that a country without oil is helpless and the safety of 1()0,000,CGO Americans might be at stake. Today, men are scouring the earth, venturing beyond the Arctic Circle, into Asia’s deserts and through the Amazon jungles, searching for oil. It means wealth for themselves and national safety for their countries. rl hat is why so many men expect and fear the next war will be a war for “black gold” not yellow gold. The “black gold” of oil is now more vital and valuable to the world than the yellow metal that lured Cortez and I'izarro, Sir Francis Drake and Frobisher. For—, their gold could only buy power, but this “black gold” that drives ships and planes, runs lathes and machines, moves guns and men, is power. A 7 L- Maxey Morrison.The Jjmd Which Qod Forgot NOT many years ago the saying was, “Youngman,go West.” Now it is, “Young man, go South.” Innumerable opportunities are opening up in South America. It is literally throwing wide its gates and inviting foreigners to enter. One country of South America, especially, is dependent upon foreign capital, Chile. Strange as it may seem, an American woman, supposedly very well educated, asked me where Chile was. And immediately my picture of Chile flashed across my mind. Its length is almost equal to the distance from San Francisco to New York. In many places its width is less than the distance from Philadelphia to New York. There it lies, stretching its lazy but promising length along the western coast of South America. In 1818, after having endured much oppression, the natives threw off the Spanish yoke and became a republic. They have a constitution similar to ours except that their president is elected for a period of five years. All the northern part of Chile is a seemingly barren waste. After gaining the top of the coastal range, one looks across miles and miles of purple barrenness across the desert pampas of Atacama, which are absolutely devoid of vegetation. There those pampas have lain for centuries under the burning sun. As one stands with the hot desert wind fanning his face, his throat parched and dry, he sees one of God’s queerest deceptions, the mirage. Far in the distance a shining silver lake gleams teasing and tantalizing. Then, riding hour after hour, he finds that that freak of nature is still as far away as ever, calling and calling one on. Hut this desert is in reality fertile. Though it appears so useless, so desolate, it contains the most valuable nitrate fields of the world. 'I he people who inhabit this portion of Chile are mostly laborers of the lowest class. They live in mean, unsanitary hovels, with mother earth for a floor. Many times a family of six sleeps in one room with absolutely no ventilation, even in warm weather. Without exaggeration, numberless people of this type never have a bath from the day they are born till the day they die. These conditions exist not of necessity but because of lack of morality and cleanliness in the people themselves. The foreigners who have entered the country to operate mines have in many cases tried to better the living conditions of their employees but except in rare instances the advantages are not only neglected but the privileges granted are abused. In one case when the servant quarters were inspected plants were found growing in the bath tub. One can hardly associate the people with the country. The coast is a magnificent barrier of ragged rocks. On days when the ocean is rough, the waves dash high, sending their white spray far up into the sunshine. The mountains, which are heights of gleaming greens, reds, purples, blues and yellows rise almost perpendicularly from the sea. Many times the coastal plain is not more than a hundred yards wide. -c$ 48 f»-Going along the coast in a small passenger vessel, one can see numberless little villages nestling against these foothills of the Andes. Toward the south, that is in Valparaiso, Santiago and the vicinity, God has been pleased to send rain. It is however a blessing that no rain falls in Northern Chile for if it did what would become of the nitrate fields? The central portion of Chile is very fertile and the people are of a much better class. There are several large cities which contain beautiful buildings and modern roadways. Overlooking Santiago there is a very high hill. On its summit is an immense statue of the Madonna. At night a searchlight plays on it. rl here she stands giving to the city her Benediction. Some people who go to Chile despise it. Instead of looking for all the beauty with which nature has provided it they pick it apart and call it—“The Land Which God Forgot.” Maybe ’tis only my mem’rv, maybe only a dream That’s like a desert mirage where the glistening sands are hot. But ever it stays and it’s gloriously, pungently sweet, Is that mem’ry of “The Land Which God Forgot.” Education and 'Democracy WHEN democracy in the United States was still in its infancy, education might have been defined as the procedure of acquiring a command of the fundamental processes. As the aim of education was broadened, the government became more democratic. It was not, however, until education included all objectives toward a better and more responsible citizenship, that democracy really became established. “A democracy,” says James Russell I owell, “is that form of society no matter what its political classification, in which every man has a chance and knows that he has it.” If this definition be accepted, it is evident that some countries which do not claim to be popularly governed are democratic. England, for example, although a monarchy in name, is, in spirit, a democracy. All free governments, whatever their name, are in reality, governments by public opinion. It is on the quality of this public opinion that their prosperity depends. Education is therefore of great importance to a democracy, in order that its people may form intelligent opinions. The influence wielded by our newspapers over their millions of readers is great. When this control is misused, the results are disastrous. The press, however, maintains those policies which the people, by their acceptance, seem to desire. The policies of the press of an educated country will be only those which will most successfully guide that country’s destiny. It has been said that the United States has a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. A government of the people ■4 49 bcould not progress if that people were illiterate. A government by the people should not fail to enable each individual to enlarge his peculiar powers .and to contribute to his country’s development in the manner best suited to his ability. A government for the people would not fail to do so. Not only must the citizen of a democracy be individually capable. Ilis capacity to co-operate with his fellows must be large. Under an undemocratic government, the people rely upon their rulers; in a democracy they must rely upon their joint efforts. Each man is a ruler. The success of the government depends on the way in which he rules, lie must govern himself by considering the interests of his fellow men. The democracy, like any other group of people banded together for a common purpose, will stand or fall as its citizens co-operate or disintegrate. From both an individual and a social standpoint, therefore, democracy demands more of educational system than does any other form of government. Two centuries ago education was politically a matter of small concern, for most governments were conducted by a narrowly restricted class. In a democracy, however, education is fundamental. The idea that the masses should govern themselves is an interesting one. JJefore self-government, however, is safe an extensive educational system must have made substantial inroads upon illiteracy and ignorance. A nation is not safe for democracy until it is composed of citizens who think seriously and intelligently. When a country has established a democratic government, its program of education must be continued. A democracy is no longer confronted with the problem of ridding itself of kings. Nations have revoked kings and substituted anarchy; and nations have confirmed kings and recognized the spirit of democracy. The problem of a democratic government is to fashion kings and queens of the whole people; to create an aristocracy of intelligence and character. A noted English authority on education says, “Infinitely the most important factor in the democratic system of a country is its system of education.” 50Senior Statistics NAME Ambler, Dorothy... Ambler, Raymond... Arnold, Henry...... Beck, Walter....... Bitting, Edmund.. . . Bowman, Evelyn.. .. Clark, Lois.......... Cottom, Robert. . . . ( 'ridland, Elizabet 11. Dabney, Edith........ 1)ETWILER, ( KOBOE . . Dolton, Marian. ... Dougherty, Margahei Eastwood, Alfred.. Edwards. Louise... Egner, Gregory .... Egner, Harry...... Evoy, Frank........ FeIGLEMAN, 11 ERBKRT. Fenske, Helen...... Fetter, Richard. ... Flavell, Frances... Fowles, Marion. ... Freinfield, Vera.. .. Funk, Donald....... Gebhartsbauer, Dot. WHERE THEY SHINE Abington.............. On the saxophone...... In Glcnside........... With the h » . . . On the diamond........ Ks " Aunty Em”........ In being quiet........ On the gridiron....... As Weezy.............. Asleep in Spanish class Over the bar......... As a speller.......... Everywhere............. In trig............... With her friends....... On the football field.. . I n school............ As a farmer............ Outside of school...... In the sewing room. . . At a mass meeting. ... As jumping center. . .. Anywhere, any time, any place............ In being sweet......... With the ladies........ In making friends...... FAVORITE EXPRESSION “ Really?”............ “Do I look all right? ’. . “Oh, gee!”............ “Yes—ma’am!”.......... “(ice whiz!”.......... “Oh gee, kid!”........ “It is expedient”..... “Yes. Peg!”........... “Heck!”............... “Do you mean that?”.. “Oh, Blub!”.......... “Oh!”................. “ I hope to tell you!”. .. “Sweet Patootie!”..... “Gosh!”............... “Oh, gracious!”....... “Gee whiz!”............ “ For the love of Mike!” "Oh, mother!”.......... " I guess so!”. . .1... " I ain’t inissin’ it!”. . .. "I'm up!”.............. "Seen Margaret?”....... "Too much like work!” "Nothin.’ else but!” “Horses’ neck!”........ “Tell them I’m a man-hater!”................ “That’s a help!”....... “Isn’t that cute?”..... “Isn’t she pretty?”. . . . “ For crying out softly” Brooks, Allen.. . . Bross, Albert. ... Chubb, Samuel. .. Clair, Maurice... Clark, Helen.... At the A.’s....... At Noble.......... In P. 0.1)....... At the drug store. Selling tickets. ... AMBITION To have peace................ Best jazz leader............. To be a chemist.............. To succeed Mr. Messinger. . .. To pitch..................... A kindergarten teacher....... Manager of a private hotel.. .. Edit the Public Ledger....... To ask stupid questions...... Nothing to do................ Be first woman president of United States.............. A representative to Congress.. To be a coach of football.... To be an author.............. Physical training teacher.... Run the Curtis Publishing (’ompany..................... To be a school teacher....... To become the world’s premiere woman architect............ To find the “missing link”.. .. To be a second Pavlowa....... To be a doctor...... ........ To be an engineer............ To learn to play tennis...... To sleep through P. O. I).... Modiste...................... To be a cowboy............... To own a race horse.......... A private secretary.......... A poet.......... A musician...... Real estate agent DESTINY Secretary to Miss Turner. To play in the Philadelphia Orchestra. Soda fountain clerk. Poetry critic. To sail the stormy seas. Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Caterer for children’s parties. Write poetry. To blow up labs. Butterfly collector. Authority on immigration. World’s champion adding machine agent. To be a doctor. Reporter for Timcs-Chronicle. A nerve specialist. Run the elevator at the Curtis Publishing Company. Beauty parlor at “Twin Cities.” To design a town hall for Noble. Own the American Chain Stores. Preceptress at Lincoln University. An undertaker. Conductor on the P. R. T. To succeed his father in business. Teach sociology. A child’s nurse Matinee idoi. To run an orphan asylum. A loving homebody. A movie star. Author of high-class literature. A society queen.___________________NAME WHERE THEY SHINE FAVORITE EXPRESSION AMBITION destiny Gentner, Grace. ... In talking “I'm Grace!” A teacher Elocutionist. Giles, Virginia In chemistry “Gosh!” Swim the English Channel. . Historian. Gitlix, George With vaselincd hair. . . . “Go to it!” Sailor. . . Pilot on a house-boat. nf Vr»p] l Prtitrf Graham, Marguerite In an old - fashioned garden “Jiminy crickets!” To specialize in Kmdish Hale, Edith In anything musical.. . . Shorthand “Oh, I know!” ()pcra ocviciiir v in ?? onii v.oiiri. Leader of a woman’s band. Social worker. Hamilton, Hutu.... “Oh, gosh!” Go to a dance every night Harper, Margaret.. Pchind the footlights.. . “Oh. boy!” To get a thrill Missionary to India. Harr ah. Helen.... Patriotic poetry “Oh, I don’t care!”... An actress. President of anti-movie organization Head of day nursery. Specialize in ethics. 11 erma nson, A nna .. . • • You never can tell! . . . “ Isn’t that terrible!”. . Leader in politics. . . Hoffman, Sheldon.. In Fourth Period English “Well, gee whiz!” To have the last word . Hi tmaker, Matthew With the Freshmen “Good!” Hasn’t any. Vi si it 11 Fji t% 11 Pi t nf iw»v Johnston, Kith At the organ “Oh, heck!” A music supervisor IvlllllUluLLUJ vl U1 lit l|« Supervise a day nursery. Writing Cicero “ponies.” Vninut 1 Ir iinop. Kalbach. Elizabeth In Latin “Oh. gee!” To teach first grade Kune, Edward. . . . In science “Sodium thiosulphate!" ” Let ’s dance ” To make radios. . K XEEZEL, ( LFMENT . ()n the dance floor Manager of Frankford Yellow- Jackets To be a builder. Knight, Clifford. As “teacher” “Tillic. . ..!” 'Feaching theology. Discover the fourth dimension. Aut horess. Social lion. LaRue, Marion. As an art ist “ Now, Thora!”. Same as Thora’s Leidy. Charles. . . In the art room “Goodness me!” To be an artist. . Leurcii, Eva In English To be a poet. . . To compose nursery rhymes. Mark ley, Gladys... Giggling “See if you can do this McClellan, Edith.. In the Commercial Department problem” “Gosh!” To go on the stage To be a business woman. Chronic case of stage fright. Typewriter demonstration. Publicity agent. Mooney, Mabei Finding out the latest news “()h, voumakemesiek!” Anything but teach Morrison, Manky.. . On the Honor Holl “Mary, Mary, quite Nash, Margaret.. . . With Edith. . contrary” “ l in doing this” All-American athlete A fancy dancer . . . Professor of logic. Interior decorator. Neff, Frances In her ear “O-oo-Goiiv McGoof ”.. Serving teacher in A. II. S Willys-Knight sales manager. X i Essex, Irvin I it t he Senior play. “Yo, Hefty!”. A job with seven holidays per week A general. Oder, Thomas Shoe stand at Twelfth ami Chestnut “Heck!” Station caller on an ocean liner. World’s most accurate chemist. Osborne, Mary In ocular rotation.. ” Maxev savs so!” To l e a French teacher.. Chaperone tourist parties. Caretaker of the zoo. Oswald, Louis As an accountant “Oh! Money, money!” “ Listen!” To be a banker Parker, Helen On the stage Violinist Broadway “Parker Sisters.” To become an officer in the Citizens’ Training Camp. Polk, Harry In baseball “Yo, Tom!” To take Pershing’s place. Reeder, Willks Reeves, Anna. . Reeves, Emma. Mathematics.......... in chapel............ Typing............... Which?' .. .. Blah!”....... Positively!”. Roll, Edith Asa poet and song writer. “’Can’t do this! Another Steinmetz............ Modiste.................... Private secretary to the pres dent...................... To go into the theatrical bus ness....................... Lineman for 1 . K. . Doctor's wife. Chief typist of orth Glenside Spirit. Writer of popular songs. Rosen at, Edgar. . .. Sen erbaum, Rolla nd. Sci 1NEIDEH. ARLKN E . Shoemaker, George. Simons, Thora...... Sjostrom, Dagmar.. Spencer, Horace. .. Spering, Richard... Stevens, Sarah..... Stevenson, Evelyn.. Stewart, Ina....... Stewart, Myrtle. . SroiT, Geraldine... Talbot, Thomas..... Tipping, Horace.... Titherington, .los. .. Tomlinson. Millard. Valette, Selma..... YanAktkdalen, Herb Yandegrift, Edna... Vozzy, Ralph....... Wetmore, Robert... White, Penrose..... WllITTOCK, YlOLA.. . . Willard, Earnest. .. Williams, George.. . Yoder, Clara....... Yungker. Josephine. On his shoes....... As a lion tamer.... Chemistry.......... As Absalom......... With the boys...... Driving a Ford..... With a girl........ As a student....... “What’s this lesson about?”............. “What did you say?”. “Hey, Skeex!”....... “Horse collar!”..... “Oh, John!”......... “Come on, Henrietta!” “Gee, I dutino!”.... -Hang it!”.......... Get to the lunch-room safely Editor of sport page of Laltp r To go west in an airplane... To be an orator............. To live in Ocean City....... To show up Kreisler......... None........................ To lead State College....... Rough rider in the movies. Editor of athletics of the .Mina Mater. To go east on a steamer. “All-American Debating Team.” To manage silver and old lace shop. Dietitian. Glee Club leader. To win the prettiest girl in Pennsylvania. With her smile........ Room .‘5.............. French................ As Mrs. Getz.......... At the piano.......... Relays................ As a questioner....... In the library........ With the -gang ....... Trevose............... At home............... In athletics.......... As an author.......... Experimenting......... With a joke........... 100 words a minute. .. . Slipping out of work. ... In English............ h. Math . ....... As a Mennonite........ “Fish cakes!”....... “That’s the cats!”.. . “Not really?”....... “Oh!”............... “Hey, Ginny!”....... “Hey, you!”......... “That's tough!”..... “I can’t think!”.... “Oh, baby!”......... “Gee, you’re funny!” “Gee, I says!”...... “Oh, dear!”......... “Shucks!”........... “Yeah!”.......... “Huh!”........... •« «« « ♦» Oh, gee!”....... (iet someone else to it”............. lo Don’t you know?”. I haven't time!"... Ain’t!”............ To own all the pretty clothes in the world.................. To have a date every night Round the world trip......... Public speaker............... He an organist............... Go to Dartmouth.............. He a millionaire............. To get through school........ To be a street cleaner....... To grow tall................. He great..................... A great pianist.............. Short story writer........... To own a laboratory........... A judge...................... To stay happy................ Wife of world’s tennis champion. Manufacturer of calendars. Mrs. Wyatt's assistant. Stump orator. Snake charmer. Traffic officer. Collect pennies. Cake-eater. Keep that school-girl complexion. Second Mary Piekford. Play baseball. To play in Wool worth’s. Author of the “Minute Movies” scenarios. To outline a home-study course. Political boss. Selling candy. To be as bad as possible To go to sleep in school. To be a Math, professor Opera singer............ To be a minister. To work at night. Dean of Hryn Mawr. Musical comedy. 4 • iThe Hours STUDY HALL ‘HE large room opposite the main entrance is Study Hall. Book cases line the walls of one side. Every student in the room works at his lessons diligently. The teacher never has to say a word to keep order. No sound comes from the room except the Librarian’s typewriter and the rustle of paper. Oh! No! It never has been true and never will be true. Always there are a few pupils who must cut up. Many times a student cannot concentrate. But what shall he do to pass the time? Talk, star-gaze—make unnecessary noises—these are some of the things that restless pupils turn to. Of course, these things in themselves do not hurt. But there are some in the room who wish to study. Some may be finishing work. Some may be doing advanced work. Some are preparing a book report or an assigned topic. Every little noise, every movement of the person next them distracts them. Thus the restless pupil does harm when he talks or moves. Everyone in the school is in the Study Hall some time during the day. Everyone in the school has at some time been unable to study, while in Study Hall. Everyone in the school has at some time disturbed another pupil who wishes to study. Would it be ery hard to abstain from talking or making noises? Would it be very hard to get a book and read when you cannot study? If not, resolve now to try to make Study Hall a place where one can, if mindful, study without disturbance. Parlez-vous le frangais? No? Well! Your education has been neglected. What you have missed! Then since you don’t know anything about our Third Tear French ( lass, let me enlighten you. It is practical French that we have learned this year, knowledge that will stand us in good stead when we travel. Of course, we expect to some day. And even if we don’t do it, it sounds important. If ever we do reach France, we’ll at least know how to hail a taxi, register at a hotel, and order meals. That will be, you must admit, quite an asset. All our work has not been limited to grammar. We have read several books, novels and plays, with touches of romance here and there. You might be surprised if you visited our class. For at times it does sound like a debating class. Psychology, immigration, or anything that may be the question of the moment, is discussed in English —not French. Yraiment, all this adds to the interest of the subject. If you don’t believe it, try it yourself next year. FRENCH CLASS - J 55 Js-ROOM THREE At the lower end of the main corridor of the Abington High School is situated the never-to-be-forgotten Room Three. During the year the “high and mighty rulers” of this enjoyable room were I). E. Krueger and J. S. Furniss, without whom our successes would have been less than many. We, as an office force in the making, consisted mostly of honorable (of course) Seniors, but in order to have variety, and mainly to occupy several vacancies, we invited a few of our fellow Juniors to come in and spend the year with us. Together we have spent a most enjoyable time, being the first room to be one hundred percent, in Athletic Association memberships, and also in Oracle subscriptions, not to exclude the many other events in which we attained a place of honor. Never in the future shall we “beg to state in reply to any letters” nor even “would we advise in regard to same.” It is a shame that we can not exhibit some of our achievements in typing. As far as shorthand is concerned, we should not like to have you write any Greek but we do suggest that you take up the study if you desire something practical as well as interesting. We must confess that we can keep books for if we didn’t, we would not be doing ourselves justice and, of course, that would be most terrible. We suggest, again, that if you want something practical and worth while, it would be to your advantage to go into the subject. At the termination of this worth-while year, we wish to express our enjoyment of the time spent in Room Three. ENGLISH Have you ever belonged to a club where there has been a heated but friendly discussion each day? Just such a place is our English class. Sometimes the instructor suggests a question. Sometimes one of the members of the class brings up a topic. The suggestion may come from the story or essay which we are reading. But always each and every one is ready to express his views on the subject. M hen the class reviews sentence construction and composition, many are the arguments. These are not so interesting because the teacher makes the final decision. In literature periods the questions are varied. One day, it is ethics; the next, heredity. It may be topics of the day or the rank of a book or author. These discussions give us a chance to express ourselves and thus to gain confidence in our ability to reason. We exchange opinions and viewpoints and get new slants and solutions from our leader. Thus is enlivened a class that might have been dry and unattractive. Have we had fun? I’ll say we have! Although the discussions have been hot at times and sometimes people have gone out at the end of the period w ith not too pleasant thoughts, the next day always brightened tilings up and well, “All’s well that ends well!” -4 f=-CHEMISTRY Perhaps yon won’t believe me but Chemistry is quite a fascinating subject. Indeed, one of the most fascinating parts of it is Hydrogen Sulphide. We have a well-equipped laboratory and numerous materials with which the more playfully inclined are wont to amuse themselves. Of course the more interesting part of the course is the technical side of the subject. If you doubt my word, come into the “lab” about the middle of the Sixth Period and see the enraptured faces of the attentive pupils as they absorb the know ledge which is being diffused by Mr. Messinger. Naturally, we have our special pupils. Some of these are to answer the cpiestions when no one else knows. One bright little chap is always on hand to get whatever substances the instructor needs at that particular moment. The better way for you to find out about Chemistry would be for you to join our class some day. All are welcome. MECHANICAL 1 )R A WING I declare that mechanical drawing is one of the most interesting subjects in the school. Of course, it would be foolish to make such a statement without giving evidence to substantiate it. The information is given in an informal way. The teacher doesn’t rule the class from the front of the room; he imparts the information to each student individually. Thus the class is on a level with the teacher. The teacher doesn’t have “to pull teeth” to get the work done. There is a degree of competition. Each pupil tries to make a better and neater drawing than the other. This causes the student to do his best work and helps the teacher to put over more information in one year than would naturally be expected. The class is more like a drafting shop with a good foreman, than a schoolroom class and teacher. A good foreman keeps his men in a good spirit. He creates a freedom that causes his men to do the most work possible and yet not feel depressed. Mr. Greenly, the teacher, keeps his class in just this position. There is no restraint of feelings. There is an industry which is not prevalent in every class. Like all shops, in which the men are in good spirits, there is a certain degree of humor. So also there is humor in mechanical drawing class. Here is an example. First Student—“Lend me your eraser,” Second Student—“Why, what is the matter with the. one I loanes you yesterday?” Have I proved my statement? If I have, come around and draft a cam wheel or a spur gear for yourself. 37 Y-ADVANCED ALGEBRA Last September when the class congregated for the first time, onr teacher confessed that the group was capable of an infinity of higher algebra or to quote his phraseology we were “the cream of the Seniors.” He further confided to us his idea of refusing to everyone the privilege of a mid-year exemption. As you perceive, someone had made a slight error. We as a class, hoped fervently and frequently for the mathematical miracle which would make this proclamation a reality. Daily, but with reluctance, we were subjected to algebra and after a few months of exhaustive efforts, we were left in a state of mental vacuity. The disintegrating power of that study of the relation and properties of matter by means of letters and other symbols had proved formidable. Although we may have learned much of the algebra that we studied, of greater importance was the revelation of the vast amount we did not know. VIRGIL It is a natural thing for fourth year students, having undergone one year of cold reality, one year of horrid wars, and one year of brilliant oratory to rejoice in the soul-inspiring poetry of one of the greatest poets the world has ever known. “The Aeneid” was interesting for its mythology. Ask anyone who has had to look up references. We did enjoy “Virgil We are fully convinced now, that there is one man at least who knows more than a Senior in high school. We can look back upon our fourth year of Latin with pleasant memories, notwithstanding the fact that there were some few thorns along the wayside. The Latin Club activities we all enjoyed especially. Then “Ovid” came along. We liked that because it was easier than “Virgil and also because it contained some of our favorite myths and legends. The only unhappy occasions were mid-years and finals—but, “miff said.” TRIGONOMETRY Perhaps many people have not had the opportunity to study 'Trigonometry. They are to be envied. If any such persons were to visit our Trig, class during a heated discussion, they would imagine themselves in a foreign country. The terms are so different. Anyone who knew something about the subject would also think he was in a strange land. It is at such times that our 58 {=-teacher is informed of many startling discoveries. Neither he, nor any other math etna ieian, ever knew, or probably ever cared to know anything about these valuable assertions. lie is certainly indebted lo the class for their helpful suggestions. When we tried to apply our knowledge, the real excitement began for each member of the class strove impatiently to keep his percentage of conquered triangles around one thousand. To be in a class like ours is to undergo a Trigonometric experience. It is unforgettable even as the problems we endeavor to solve and interpret must be unforgettable. SHORTHAND Don’t be frightened if you don’t understand shorthand. I’ll admit it does look like hieroglyphics. But our class also look like hieroglyphics, when they dash down the corridor for Room Seven. Why? Mr. Krueger is at their heels, bringing up the rear with: “DearsirinanswertoyourletterofthelOinstantetc.” If you are not in your seat, you will be asked to read the letter, and of course, you haven’t got it; then you feel like a hieroglyphic. Our pencil points will break, and paper run short, and we always expect our neighbors to supply us, you know. But all is a good excuse to kill time. Come to our class some day when Mr. Krueger gives a speed test. All heads bent to devour the words; all arms tense; all ears strained to catch the faintest sound; all hands itch to be on their way, across the silver sheet. When at last the test is over, you give a sigh, a grunt etc., which sounds as if you had indigestion. You don’t get sleepy in that class anyway. Come and try your luck. TYPING A visitor walking through the hall around two o’clock p. m., might think by the sounds issuing from Room Two that the high school was conducting a business office. But no! It is the Senior typewriting class. What do we do? Why of course, we type—by the “touch” and not the “hunt” system. We type rhythmically and we also type to music—art and commerce sometimes go very well together. On the whole, we are a busy, happy class except once in a while when some of us are seen scowling over shorthand notes which we cannot understand, but that is infrequent. If you want a demonstration of the “touch” system of typing, come in some day and we will give you a good one free of charge. 501 (). ]). Forty-five minutes that seem like ten—that’s our 1 . O. I), class. If you are not in a good humor when you come to class, you are before you go out or sometimes you go out before you want to and take an “E” for the recitation, llut that doesn’t happen very often—we think it wiser to get in a good humor. It is surprising how many questions can be asked before recitation begins. But finally all are satisfied and the lesson begins for the day. We go through court trials of township, county, state and nation; we hold executive offices of the government; we present bills to Congress—when the five minute bell rings. “That’s all the farther I am going to take you today,” we hear our instructor say, and so we lay aside our important duties until the next day. LUNCHROOM More prodigies have been developed in the lunch-room than in any classroom in the school. After four years of daily practice, there are a number of Seniors who are adept in the gentle art of appeasing their hunger. Not only are Seniors proficient in the confiscation of food stuffs. Some of them have acquired great ability as jugglers. The lunch line has given them valuable training in developing their dexterity and adroitness. Anyone who has successfully transported a milk bottle, via a tray, through a confusion of prolongated elbows and other obstacles, would also be ready to seek employment in a circus. These branches of learning have been cultivated only by a few, but everyone who has participated in buying his lunch more than once, has learned to keep his eyes on his change. OFFICE PRACTICE Having completed our voyage, “Commercial Law,” we launched ourselves into “Secretarial Studies” to take up the voyage, “Office Practice.” We will admit that the sea was much more rough than it was while on our trip, “Commercial Law”, but we have managed to survive the several spells of so-called seasickness under the guidance of our efficient captain, Mr. Krueger, who harbored us safely at last. Stormy days were many but even so they were greatly outnumbered by the clear days we enjoyed. Our next trip is not far hence, being “Experience.” We are planning to go via the “Wide, Wide, World.” -=J CO Y-r'lifidio 3 Cotes Good Evening, Everybody: Station A. H. S. now on the air. W. S. B. announcing. By special request we are broadcasting the annaul celebration of the Senior Class of Abington High School. You will next hear the announcer in the ballroom of the High School building. This is the ballroom control station of Radio A. II. S., G. 1 . S. announcing. Before this evening’s program begins, I would like to outline the headliners. The main features will be some very interesting talks and lectures prepared by the grads. There will be various musical numbers rendered between speeches. We will open with a quartet selection “That Old Gang O’ Mine,” to be sung by S. Hoffman, M. Hutmaker, C. Kneezel and II. Egner. The rest I will name in their order of appearance before the “Mike.” 2. Reading—“When the Ford Won’t Start”—Samuel Chubb. 3. Piano Solo—“Kitten on the Keys”—Geraldine Stout. 4. Baritone Solo—“So I Took the $50,000”—Louis Oswald. 5. Lecture—-“English as She is Spoke”—Horace Spencer. (5. Duet—“Down on the Farm”—Arlene Schneider and J. Herbert Van Artsdalen. 7. My Experiences as an Actor—Clifford Knight. 8. "Sir. Radio Man”—Solo by Edward Kline. 9. Talk—“Schneidersville—the Magnificent ”—Donald Funk. 10. “Sleep”—Solo by George Williams. 11. Talk—“When I Ran the Mile in 8.5 Flat”—Thomas K. Ober. 12. Soprano Solo—“Whoa, Tillie”—Josephine Yungker. 13. This number will be in tv'o parts, both popular selections (a) “Maybe She’ll Write Me, Maybe She’ll Phone Me”—Albert Bross. (b) “Oh, Henry”—II. Arnold. 14. Lecture—“The Principles of Hairdressing”—Thora Simons. 15. Recitation—“Curly Locks, Curly Locks”—Thomas Talbot. 10. Piano Solo—“Peace, Perfect Peace”—Dorothy Ambler. 17. “Oratory as an Aid to Business, etc”—Robert Wetmore. 18. Saxophone Solo—“Hiram Etter Blues”—Raymond Ambler. 19. Talk—“Candy and Complexion”—Viola Whittock. 20. As a special surprise number, we will present a short minstrel show, the members of which are all ’24’s. The personnel is as follows: Interlocutor—Richard Fetter. End Men—J. Maurice Clair and Clifford Knight. The (’horus—Richard Sparing, Edmund Bitting, RalphVozzy, Earnest Willard, Willes Reeder, Edgar Rosenau, Alfred Eastwood and George Gitlin -rj 01 =-21. Another special feature—Margaret Dougherty, the noted coloratura, will sing, “I Might Be Your Once in a While.” During the banquet, music will be furnished by Dagmar Sjostrom and her Ladies’ Symphony Orchestra. The members: Helen Parker, Frances Flavell and Gladys Markley—Violins— (The Paragon Trio). Selma Valette and Edna Vandergrift—Cornets De Luxe. Mabel Mooney and Evelyn Stevenson—-Saxophones. Edith McClellan—’Cello—(Don’t miss this). Frances Neff—-Trombone—(Only one in captivity). Clara Yoder—Clarinet—(Math. vs. Music). Eva Leuseh-—-Flute—(Wetmore’s only rival). Edith Roll—Ukelele—(Special Hawaiian Style). Ruth Johnston—-Ilarp—(Imported at great expense). Mary Osborne—-Piano—-(Paderewski’s only rival). Marion La Rue—Drums—(Mrs. Charlie Kerr). Dagmar Sjostrom—-Violin and Director. Well, that was pretty good, wasn’t it? The ballroom control station of Radio A. II. S., signing off. G. P. S. announcing. Stand by, for further announcements from the main operating and control room. We wish to inform our audience of the following features to be broadcast from this station tomorrow. 7.30 a. m.—Setting-Up Exercises— Margaret Nash—Physical Train- ing Director at Abington High School. 9.30 a. m. —Daily Financial Report and Exchange Market—Marion Fowles, Monetary Expert. 10.00 a. m.—Stock Market Reports, through the courtesy of Penrose White, General Manager of the Stock Exchange. 10.00 a. m.—Police Reports furnished by Irven Niessen, Superintendent of Police, Abington, Pa. 11.00 a. m.—General Farm Information and Almanac,—Horace Tipping, expert from the Bureau of Agriculture. 12.00 m. Luncheon Music by the Brooks Serenaders. 1.30 p. m.—Dancing Lesson No. 57 by Marion Dolton and Millard Tomlinson. This being Better Speech Week, we have arranged for a few interesting talks. 2.00 p. m.—“How to Be Popular”—Charles Leidy. 2.15 p. M.—“How I Caught my First Criminal”—Frank Evoy, President of the Evoy Detective Bureau. 3.00 p. m.—Movie Review—“Girl Shy”—Maxey Morrison. 3.15 p. m.—“The Business Women’s Quartette,” composed of Edith Hale, Ruth Hamilton, Helen Harrar, and Anna Herman-son, will sing a few popular selections. 4.00 p. m.—“Mumps as an Aid to Beauty”—Marguerite Graham. -sj 62 p-4.15 p. M.—Address by Gregory Egner, the Big Cheese of the Lion Tamers’ Club. 4.30 i’. m.—A short talk on “Latin, the Universal Language”—by Ina Stewart, Professor of Ancient Languages at Abiugton. 4.45 p. m.-—Duet—“Down where the Clicking Typewriters Grow”— Elizabeth Cridland and Lois Clark. 5.00 p. m.—Talk—“Why I Chose Business As a Profession”—Edith Dabney. 5.30 p. m.—“Chemistry and What It Means to Me”—Dorothy Gebhardtsbauer. 6.00 p. m.—Sports Results and Baseball Information—Robert Cottom. We will broadcast the play by play description of the Women’s National Tennis Championship Doubles between Virginia Giles and Emma Reeves, the present title-holders, and Grace Gentner and Myrtle Stewart, the challengers. Our evening program will consist of an artists’ recital direct from the studio. Helen Fenske will sing—“Cooking All Day Long.” Reading by Vera Freinfield—“Clothes and How to Make Them.” Solo by Louise Edwards—“A Maiden Swift Am I.” Piano Solo by Elizabeth Kalbach—“Hie, Ilaec, Hoc.” Anna Reeves will sing—“Happy All Day Long.” Sarah Stevens will give short talk on “Why I Like Tennis.” At this time M iss Margaret Harper, a noted dramatic star, will favor us with a romantic reading entitled—“Aha—That’s Nitric (HN03).” Before signing off, we wish to make the following announcements: Missing since February 14th, George Detwiler, age 13. Height unknown! When last seen he wore a clean collar and was in the vicinity of Swarthmore College. Liberal reward if returned to Abington High School. No questions asked. (signed) Holland Sciierbaum, Police Commissioner. The Misses Helen Clark and Evelyn Bowman announce the opening of their new gymnastic parlors at North Glenside. Running at large—Joseph Titherington, wanted for murder of the Trigonometry Professor at Abington High School. Can be identified by his wild look when Trigonometry is mentioned. This concludes our transmission for today. Radio Station A. II. S., “The Pride of Abington”, signing off, W. S. B. concluding. And don’t forget the Class of ’24. ■J{ 63 pTHE CLASS OF 1925IVe, The Juniors GREETINGS, friends and fellow-sufferers! The Class of ’25, broadcasting through station A. H. S.! It has been only a year •since we have broadcast through this station, but we have grown in stature, and wisdom, we hope. To insure the safe progress of our Ship of State through the year we elected the following officers: Howard Spering, president; Elvin Evoy, vice-president; Marion Rapp, secretary; and Walter Smith, treasurer. Under this excellent leadership our year has been very successful. It has been our ambition to leave a good record for those classes coming after us, that they may know what the class of ’25 has accomplished, and “go and do likewise.” These accomplishments have been numerous and sundry, mostly sundry. The Junior boys were well represented on the football team. Indeed, there are rumors among us that they were the backbone of the team. And we are quite proud of our girls in hockey. After Christmas there came a lull in the storm of activities. Immediately our honored faculty seized upon the opportunity to inflict the customary torture of mid-years. After that, those surviving students feebly resumed their activities, gradually gaining speed and strength. Yes, we have quite recovered, thank you! We awoke suddenly to discover that the Junior Girls had won the interclass basketball championship. From that moment we took a new grip on life. Then came the Junior Dance! Perhaps you do not appreciate the importance of this affair. Then you have never been Juniors, in which case we extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolence. The dance was a dazzling success, and we feel justified in saying that “a good time was had by all!” even if our English teacher does object. Tiie Junior Oracle! Words fail us! Nightmare visions of burning midnight oil, cutting and filling in, rewriting until we lost count. Oh, well, it is over now and quiet, serene days follow. All that remains is a shadowy recollection of work that is “due tomorrow” and material that “simply must go to press this afternoon.” In the cpiiet dusk of evening we like to recall those tumultuous days, and the untold dangers we have passed through, yet still we live. But when the Oracle did come out it was more than compensation for all our suffering. A fit ending for our social activities as Juniors was the unique Junior-Senior reception, our farewell to the Seniors. Next year we will attain that long-coveted position we have been striving for the last three years. We shall be Seniors! We mean to maintain our high ideals and ambitions during the forthcoming year, and we sincerely hope that next year’s Junior Class will follow in our footsteps and carry on our work. Class of ’25 signing off at station A. II. S.! 65(Tournaments of ’26 IN THE ninth month of the pood year of 1922, a group of noble knights and ladies of high lineage entered the castle of Abington wherein they soon began to participate with success in all activities becoming to their noble rank and character. After this goodly fellowship had, because of its ability, received the name of Sophomores, the Grand Master, Sir J. C. Weirick, called a class meeting. In this great council, they chose some to be leaders among them. As president, they chose the venerable Sir Herbert, Prince of the House of Sibley. Sir Warrington de McCullough became their vice-president. They selected a fair lady of high rank. Lady Anne von Kneedler, to record the doings of this high union. They entrusted Sir Harry the Marks with financial matters. Sir Samuel van Ambler represented this group in athletics. So many valiant knights and ladies who sat with the Sophs obtained positions on the first period’s roll of honor, that this class surpasses all others in that period’s tournament of studies. Lady Dorothy von Klein, Sir John de Helmbold and lady Margaret the Short, were on the honor roll every time. Many Sophomore knights plunged into a career of triumphant football tournaments. The valiant knights, Sir Ben von Gitlin, a mighty warrior, Sir Warrington de McCullough, known to his cronies as “Mac”; Sir Sam van Ambler, fleet of foot, and even the diminutive Sir Frances de Wilson, fought for the glory of their castle. Many youthful champions of the gridiron whose shields were as yet blank were of this class. Several Sophs, champions of the track, contested before the eyes of their ladies. Future members of that illustrious order of Phillies, now members of this class, fought on the school diamond. Xor did these intrepid knights neglect the tournaments of basketball and tennis. Consider the prowess in womanly sports of the Ladies Jergensen, Laning, Goentner, Yogan, Sjostrom, MacCurdy and Gilbert. Because of the good salesmanship shown by this group in their securing of subscriptions to Curtis publications, many pencils and fountain pens went to knights and ladies of the Sophomore class. Meditate upon the rare musical ability found among them. Many times were the voices of Lady Sylvia von Davidson and Lady I.ouise-on-tlie-Street heard in the castle hall. In the famous orchestra of the castle, Sir John, the Kaufman, Sir Harold, the Powers, Lady Linnea von Sjostrom, Sir Allan de Courduff, Sir Arnold, the Phipps and Norman the Rush, brought forth sweet music. Thus, you see, although they have had some hard work, the courageous class of ’26 has come forth from two years’ tournaments, triumphant and unscathed. -={ ( 7 t=-THE CLASS OF 1927The History of the Freshman Class IN THE year of 1923, in the ninth month, and on the seventh day of the month, there entered into this land of learning, one hundred and forty-five seekers of knowledge. At first we fell into the clutches of the red ink ogre. After we were saved from this terrible monster, by improving our knowledge, we ran into S?—a series of sharp-curved rocks. In trying to escape from the rocks we met the terrible whirlpool of the world, mid-term examinations. Soon after we entered this sea, one and all were seized with a strange infirmity which caused us to act in a very peculiar manner. We studied fiercely and finally escaped. After most of the followers were safely out of the whirlpool, we began to promenade around the halls and stairways with much chatter. But punishment we received in the form of red marks, very much like the red ogre wfe encountered in our first adventures. We then started on till we met the hill of athletics. Various games had to be played before we could reach the summit of this hill. We furnished a very good basketball player, Helen Krier, who wras one of the ones to help us reach the top of the hill. But she was not the only one. The Freshman team in basketball was courageous and patriotic. Our small army of six, although defeated in every game, fought manfully to the end. In the middle of the hill, the Freshmen won the famous trackmeet. Helen Mooney, one of the foremost athletes on the girls’ track team, won the hop-step and jump and the running high jump. Margaret Vozzy put all her force into beating not only the Freshman opponents but also the Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in the races. Although Helen Krier and Frances Armstrong, contestants for the basketball far throwr, did not come out first, they helped us to succeed in climbing this hill of hills. Now let us turn to the boys’ side of the hill. Here they were having tournaments in which to test one’s strength. The boys’ basketball team looked very promising. The boys’ opponents, wherever they played, were quite sure of themselves and were a little broken down in spirit to find that our team was better than they had expected. Our track team had fine runners, especially Elmer Green and Robert Beatty, who we hope w ill become the future leaders in the tournaments next year. We reached the top of the hill and came down it safely, but we had still another problem to overcome. This was how to get on the honor roll. We struggled and finally mastered the art of studying. Our first attempt w?as not so good but towards the end of the year we were leading the school on the honor roll. Some of these studious people were: Alice Harvey, Dorothy Corey, Thomas Mitchell and Earl Tyson. We journeyed on until wre finally reached the peaceful harbor of Abington, name of untold glory One-fourth of our journey has passed, and wre hope we will continue to travel in the same path of glory. ■4 ;» {-•EX-COM. ATHLETIC ASSOC IATION } 70 a-The Senior Tlaij Say, was you home May 23rd and 24th in the evenin’? Och, no I guess mebbe you was by the Abington School house to see the Senior Play already. If once you saw it you’d want to see it again pretty soon yet. It was sich a good play already, it having the name of “A Men-nonite Maid.” Mrs. Wyatt, coach, and Miss Cathell, the ’sistant, certainly learned the two easts good. And then there was Miss Reichard oncet who learned them their Pennsylvania Dutch, och, it was pretty good already. You see there was two casts, one what played on Friday and the other on Saturday. Nobody could say who did the best yet for both nights was fine oncet. If you didn’t see Josephine Yungker or Margaret Dougherty as TilHe, the Mennonite Maid, you missed yourself. She was sich a sweet girl and Clifford Knight and Richard Fetter or rather Walter Fairchilds, a Harvard gradyate what come to teach the William Penn School in Schneidersville, fell in love with her oncet. He almost lost his chance at the job to teach when Raymond Ambler, Robert Wetmore, Frank Evoy, Henry Arnold, Earnest Willard, Irvin Niessen, Thomas Talbot, and George Williams as the Board, was on the table and didn’t want him ’cause he wasn’t no gradyate of Millersville Normal. But Edward Kline and Sheldon Hoffman as Doc Weaver, the eclectic, saved the day already. When the new teacher got tooked, Aunty Em, or Evelyn Bowman and Helen Clark, boarded him and laid him in the best bed ’cause he was so clean lookin’. Och, We almost forgot Weezy, played by Marion Fowles and Eliza" beth Cridland and Absalom with Donald Funk and George Shoemaker Even though Weezy thought Tillie was playin’ fast and loose with Teacher, she flirted somepin’ awful with him herself and always called him “Fresh.” Poor Absalom, he was so doplich, but he did now love Tillie ’cause she w as so handy w ith the housework. He brung her books and so did Teacher but her Pop, Jake Getz, Henry Arnold and George Williams, didn’t give her the dare to read. The Brethren saw Tillie was backslidin’ oncet and they set her back and she couldn’t converse w ith her Aunty Em; and her Pop who was so cruel by her had to fetch her home and he made her promise to marry Absalom already. On the day of the weddin’ everythin’ was awful busy and Jake made Tillie work even then, but Step-mom, Myrtle Stewart and Eva Leusch, was good to her and brought her sich a beautiful weddin’ dress which looked just like a shroud. Mandy Etter, Anna Reeves come to go to the weddin’ but it never did come off. The Teacher, what went away oncet to save 4 illie, come back and Doc put him and Tillie in the buggy and they went by Lebanon to the justice yet. Well, if you’d a seen that there play, you’d a never felt so much like a eclectic in all your life. 4 71 f=-THE ORCHESTRA THE RAND -4 72 The Orchestra The orchestra organized this year after the Thanksgiving holidays, under the leadership of Mr. E. B. Gernert, having a membership of more than twenty-five. More time was spent in co-ordinating the new instruments than in previous years. This laid a strong foundation for the future. Because of its increase in size, the orchestra did not play for as many outside functions as had been the custom in the past, but devoted its efforts to playing more frequently for the student body, and events closely allied to the school and educational interests. Nine members are lost by graduation, many of whom have been mainstays during the past few years. Their places we trust will be ably filled. Students of musical ability should be desirous of joining the High School Orchestra, not only for the pleasure derived, but also the musical experience attained. The members of the 1923-1924 orchestra were: piano, Marion Rapp; violins, Dagmar Sjostrom, Linnea Sjostrom, Clifford Knight, Walter Beck, Helen Parker, Gladys Markley, Doris Bateszcll, Charles Stevens, Allen Courduff, Louis Haines, Frances Flavell, Miss Reichard; cello, Donald Funk; banjo, Margaret Dyer. Reeds: Raymond Ambler; saxophone, Bill Dyer; flute, Robert Wetmore; clarinet, Augustus Brumfield; clarinet, Paul Haines; trombone, Samuel Jones; cornets, Walter Smith, John Kaufman, Herman Scott; horn, Mr. Kreider; tuba, Elmer Green; baritone, Arnold Phipps; drums, George Shoemaker. The Tand The latest musical organization to spring up around the high school is the band. As soon as school opened, a group of enthusiastic young musicians, under the leadership of Mr. Kreider, began practicing together, with a view of playing through the football season. Although they progressed slowly at first, nevertheless, they were able to play at many of the games. Their playing of school songs helped materially to make the cheers sound real. Those of us who saw the band working hard even in the rain admired such loyalty. The personnel of the band is as follows: leader, Mr. Kreider; cornets, Rockett, F. Gilbert, Kauffman, Smith and Tull; brass horns, Green, Phipps and Powers; drums, Beck and Rush; trombones, Mr. Gernert and Jones; clarinets, R. Ambler and P. Haines; saxophone, Dyer; flute, Wetmore. The band aims to rival the orchestra both in size and in quality. Evidently this organization believes in “hitching its wagon to a star.” -=| 73THE GLEE CLl'BS The Qirls’ and '’Boys’ Qlee Qlubs “Mum- hath charms-, To soothe..........., ” So felt many people upon hearing our Glee Clubs. Early in the fall Miss Williamson went through the joyful occupation of testing the voices of every pupil in the school. After this process was completed a few more students were invited to join the respective Glee Clubs. Mr. Morneweck then took charge of the Bovs’ Club. The girls chose as their officers: president, Edith Roll; vice-president, Margaret Dougherty; secretary, Ruth Busse; treasurer, Marion Eowles, and Chairman, Virginia Godorecci. The boys elected as president, Gregory Egner; secretary, Earnest Willard; business manager, Matthew Hutmaker, and as his assistant, Frank Staub. At Thanksgiving time, the Girls’ Glee Club gave a very entertaining and successful concert. They followed it up by another equally as good at Christmas time. The two real events of the year for both clubs were “Martha” and the Spring Concert. Such a performance as “Martha” has never been undertaken before by Abington’s Glee Clubs. With Mr. Morneweck’s aid, the Club secured Miss Charlotte I.oeben, soprano, to take the leading role of lady Harriet; Miss Elizabeth Brey, contralto, to take the part of Nancy; Mr. Herman Gatter to impersonate Lionel; Mr. D. A. Matthews to play Plunkett; and Mr. Herbert Beard to be Sir Tristan. The members of the Glee Clubs composed the Choruses of Ladies-in-Waiting, Servant Girls, Huntresses, Farmers’ Wives, and Farmers. The second big feature of the season, the Spring Concert, was given during Music Week. This was confined to members of the clubs. Marion Rapp and Helen MacCurdy helped to make the evening a success by their accompaniments. Marion played for the girls while Helen aided the boys. A unique feature of the concert was the c mmunity singing. At first the audience seemed a little timid about joining in but they soon overcame this and enjoyed themselves immensely. This year’s Glee Clubs have boosted the Clubs’ standards, and have given their successors something to work for. The Club members who are leaving Abington through graduation wish next year’s musical events just lots of luck. •4 75 pDEBATING TEAM ART CLUB - 76 The 'Debating (Team The debating season of 1924 has been a fairly successful one for Abington High School. While Abington did not win the championship, nevertheless the team fought from start to finish and gave all they had. Early in January, Mrs. Wyatt, who ably coached the debaters, held the tryouts. From twenty enthusiastic candidates a team was selected, composed of Marguerite Graham, Robert Wetmore, George Shoemaker and Helen Clark, Captain and alternate. In the first debate, Abington met Norristown on March 7th at Abington, to debate the question: "Resolved, That the United States should re-enact the present immigration law.” Abington defended the negative side of the question and won the debate by a 3-0 score. The second debate was with Cheltenham on the same question. Abington again defended the negative side. This time Margaret Dougherty, on being asked to help out, took the place of Marguerite Graham, who had developed mumps five days before the debate. On March 26th, the debaters and many enthusiastic Abington rooters journeyed to Cheltenham. The constituents of both teams warmly supported their respective debaters. Although Aldington's arguments were very good, the Cheltenham rebuttal outweighed that of Abington. The judges rendered their decision in favor of Cheltenham. If the interest now shown by the students of the Abington High School continues next year’s team will be very successful. Won’t you who are going to be at Abington next year keep that interest? Won’t you try to make debating one of the most successful sports—for it is a sport—of Abington High School? zArt Q,lub The Art Club, under the direction of Miss Kimball, has had a progressive year. The Club organized in November and chose as its officers, Charles Leidy, president, Helen Clark, vice-president, and Earnest Willard, secretary. The total membership is twenty-eight. During the year the club has made trips to the Doylestown Historical Building, The Academy of Fine Arts, and to the Church of New Jerusalem at Bryn Athyn, all of which were very interesting. Through the kindness of the State Department, lantern slides of famous paintings and places have been exhibited at different times. At Christmas time, the members painted cards for their own use. Next year the club expects to do bigger and better things. Will you give them your support? You don’t necessarily have to be an artist. Anyone interested in art may join. Come out; we will look for you at our first meeting. -4 77WRITERS’ CU B PRESS CU B 78 hIVriters ’ Qlub Each Wednesday afternoon, at 3 p. m. there is a rush for Room L. For, be it known, that is where all our potential authors and poets reside. This club is for the promulgation—we heard that word in there— the promulgation of Oracle material and, but don’t tell Miss Turner, for working off “steam.” If you have an active imagination so that you dream of beautiful golden-haired ladies asking YOU to tea, then this club is the place for you. If you just can’t help scribbling “Lines to E—,” come on in and we’ll show you how. This year the “Writers’ Club” was launched forth on its annual career with Margaret Dougherty at the helm and Miss Turner as chief adviser. The club had a purpose to accomplish. When, every year, the Seniors sing their “Swan Song” there must be recruited from the Sophomore and Junior ranks, others to carry on the Oracle. Surely, it is most fair to pick out the workers among onr “Writers” who have had preparation for the coming event. For thanks to Miss Turner, the fundamentals of writing have been drilled ably and well into the receptive minds of foolish Sophomores. Next year we expect a larger club than ever before and consequently, a “bigger and better Oracle.” Then, why don’t yon join the rush to Room L? We’ll be glad to have you. Vress Qlub The Press Club is one of the busiest and most active clubs of the school. Last year it had a membership of about ten, while this year there was an enrollment of twenty active members. In the very beginning of the year the following officers were elected: president, Edith Roll; vice-president, Richard Spering; secretary, Edith McClellan. M iss Cathell acted as faculty adviser and supervisor. Although the Club did a great deal of work, fun was not missing. Each Tuesday the club members wrote up the school activities of the previous week in journalistic style. These write-ups or articles, after being typed, were sent to the offices of the Times-Chronicle, The Glenaide News and the Hatboro Spirit. This of course, means that the club met regularly each week. The Press Club, aside from advertising school activities, gives the members an idea of how to write in a journalistic style. T his aids the pupil in his English. The Club also keeps the members posted on school doings. It is a known fact that people working together know each other’s characteristics better than those playing together. Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen—the Press Club will not only get you into school activities but will aid you in your studies. Come out for it next term. •4 79 URADIO CLUB •=t 80■The Vocational Qlub The Vocational Club is not only a new club in the Abington High School, but also a new idea in the State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Greenly, the faculty adviser and the twelve Sophomore, Junior and Senior Vocational boys who comprise the Club have set a swift pace for the rival clubs of the school. They inserted an advertisement in the Oracle. They placed advertisements on each athletic schedule. They contributed to the Library Fund. And how did they raise the money? During the Yuletide Season they sold Christmas Post Cards. In the middle of the spring, the boys presented a comedy called, “The Crimson Cocoanut.” The play contained some good, clean, wholesome wit and the boys, under Miss Turner’s coaching, acted their parts admirably. In addition to the contribution to the Library Fund, the Club expects to put in the library a large table and a set of books on vocational topics. The Club has two aims. One is to give to each of graduating vocational students a set of tools suited to his chosen vocation. The other is to have no money in the treasury at the end of the school year. This will prove an incentive to greater achievements next year. Freshman Vocational boys, be sure to join the Vocational Club next year. You will have a royal good time and in addition, help the school along. 6I(adio Qlub This is station 3 A. II. S. broadcasting—, at least, that is what we hope that one will hear on the air in the near future. The Radio Club is becoming more and more active each minute. We started the year quite right when we elected Edward Kline as president; Thomas Ober, vice-president; William High, secretary; Walter Heck, treasurer; and Frank Fvoy, librarian. Early in the year, the club became a charter member of the Interscholastic Radio Association of America. This organization made it possible to broadcast an A. II. S. student program through station WIP. The I. R. A. A. held a logging contest in which our club won two cups, in addition of the individual prizes won by members. You may think we do not learn anything by being members of this club—not so. Code practice is held for the benefit of members. There are numerous discussions at our meetings in which lectures upon subjects pertaining to radio are given by various students. You need not be an expert on radio to join the club. When meetings are held, why not come around? Station 3 A. II. S. signing off. si J -SPANISH CU BThe Jjitin Qlub One of the very live clubs in the school is the Latin Club. The officers of the club this year were: president, Frank Weaver; vice-president, Margaret Harper; secretary Edith Roll; treasurer, Howard Spering; conductor of music, Anne Kneedler; chairman program committee, Mary Osborne. November 2, a Roman Wedding took place! No serious results ensued and the injuries were few. Fortunately the knot was not tied too tightly between the youthful Romans, for they separated before the evening was over and sought other partners for a dance in the gymnasium, We put on two moving picture shows, which were a great success. “Julius Caesar” and “The Last Days of Pompeii.” The school turned out in frill force, indeed, and occupied almost every seat. One of the members played the organ; and another a mouth organ. Nevertheless the pictures were good. l’lie club has bought a series of lantern slides on the theme, “The Wanderings of Aeneas.” These slides will be on rental to other schools interested. Each year more pupils are taking Latin. This shows that interest in the subject is growing. The Latin Club helps to produce and increase interest in all things Roman. We cannot say enough in praise of our organizer, who by her pep and ability has put these various activities across. Jji Qiralda UT ag IRALDA,” meaning “The Spire,” is the name which the Spanish Club have chosen for themselves. Each class constitutes a chapter. Many and varied are the good times which the Spanish students have on Fridays at their meetings. Sometimes they travel to the different Spanish-speaking countries; again they play games, while at times, a harmonious Glee Club sings Spanish airs. At each meeting the club elects different officers, thereby giving all the members a chance to conduct the meeting and also to receive practice in Spanish parliamentary procedure. During the meeting the conversation is carried on principally in Spanish. Toward the end of the year, La Giralda gave a party to the Freshmen, with the idea of recruiting candidates for next year’s club. Those present enjoyed an interesting program which consisted of songs and games, together with two plays presented by third-year students. Of course no party is complete without refreshments. This party, I might add, was complete. As this is the first year of the club’s existence, its members feel that they have accomplished something, that they are one step nearer “La Giralda.” They feel that their rapid progress is due to the inspiring guidance of their faculty adviser. Miss Reichard. -4 83 p-zAn Evening With 1 he Seniors TWO one-act plays, “What They Think,” by Rachel C’rothers, and “The Romancers,” by Edmond Rostand, were presented by the Dramatic Club of the school on January 17, 11)24. “What They Think” was a modern play dealing with the lack of understanding between parents and their children. The children believe their father and mother to be “straight-laced and old-fashioned” while in reality their ideas are just as youthful as those of the children themselves. The plot is very true to life and at the same time very interesting. Marion Fowles admirably portrayed the part of the flapper daughter, Josie; and Clem Kneezel did equally well as the son. Margaret Dougherty and Frank Evoy made an excellent mother and father. Sam Chubb was the ever-faithful prompter. The play was the result of much practice on the part of these five under Mrs. Wyatt’s able direction. “The Romancers” is just as old-fashioned as “What They Think” is modern. Therefore the two went well together. The plot of “The Romancers” is the old one that “forbidden fruit is the sweetest.” Margaret Harper was charming as the heroine Sylvette and George Detwiler was romantic as Percinet, her lover. Albert Bross as Pasquinot, the father of Sylvette, and Willes Reeder, as Bergamin, the father of Percinet, provoked many good laughs. The part of Straforel, a bravo, was taken by Clifford Knight. His assistants were Dagmar Sjostrom, Walter Beck, Raymond Ambler, Sheldon Hoffman, Donald Funk and George Shoemaker, who were all musicians. According to the story, Bergamin and Pasquinot, excellent friends, wish their children, Percinet and Sylvette to marry. Knowing well, however, that true love can never be forced, they forbid their children to speak, and pretend to be enemies themselves. Naturally Sylvette and Percinet promptly fall in love. To make it as romantic as possible, the two fathers hire Straforel, a bravo, to kidnap Sylvette. Percinet rushes to her rescue and wins her father’s regard. Thus the young people are united without becoming aware of the pretence of their fathers. You missed an evening of enjoyable entertainment if you did not see “What They Think” and “The Romancers.” -4 so i=- f=- 8( HFootball Lou Little, All-American tackle from, the I niversity of Pennsylvania, succeeded “Lud” Wray as coach at Abington for the 1923 season. Paul Iseuberg, IJrsinus, made a most capable assistant. But thirty-five men turned in for the first practice call on September Gth. Germantown Academy, an unfamiliar school on the Abington schedule, was the Big Red Team’s first victim. Abington scored in tin first two minutes of play. Abington ’’got the jump” and held it. Final score for this first game, September 28th, was Abington, 31; Germantown Academy, 0. October 5th, Abington played Lansdowne High at Lansdowne, winning a hard fought game, 14-7. Abington scored 7 points in the first quarter. Lansdowne tied it in the second. The third period was bitterly fought and scoreless. With five minutes to play in the final quarter Lansdowne fumbled a punt, Abington recovered and the brilliant line-smashing of Rapp and Hutmaker carried the ball over. Saturday, October 13th, Abington flattened Lansdale on the Lans-dale field by a score of 39 to (j. Lansdale, lighter and less experienced, was unable to withstand the heavy Abington cross-tackle slants and swift “reverses”. Scherbaum, right end, brought the crowds to their feet with a 60-yard run after recovering a fumble. Brilliant line-playing greatly aided the line. On a rainy, dark Friday afternoon, October 19th, Abingtor was defeated for the first and only time in the season. Lower Morion, suburban champions, heavy, experienced and outweighing Abington ten pounds per man, piled up a 19 to 0 score against Abington’s lighter team. As one Philadelphia paper said, “Friday’s score does not describe the game. Fumbles at critical moments gave Lower Morion two touchdowns. Offensively and defensively, the teams were well matched.” Desperately the whole team fought to stave off defeat but the breaks of the game on a rain-soaked field, knee-deep in mud, were against Abington. Friday, October 26th, Abington trounced Bristol, 32 to 0. The first team was pulled out. Second-team men substituted in most positions. They were able to score repeatedly and consistently. Friday, November 2nd, Abington wiped out the defeats of two preceding years. Berwyn was beaten, 53 to 0. Open field running by Abington brought Berwyn’s downfall. Friday, November 9th, brought Woodstown High up from New Jersey. Strong and fast Woodstown fought hard, but Abington’s experience and coaching were too much for the Jerseymen. The score was Abington. 38; Woodstown, 0. Friday, November 16th, Media bit the dust. Two Abington defeats of other years were avenged. The score was 27 to 12, Media’s touchdowns coming in the early dusk after several Abington substitutions. Thanksgiving morning, November 29th, Abington and Cheltenham (Continued on pcge 101) ■4 87 Y-HOCKEY TEAM HOCKEY CU B •5} 88Hockey That essential of all Abington students, that fighting spirit that makes the reputation of Abington athletic teams ring out over the hills was the shining light of the girls’ hockey team. Although they played against great odds, since every team which they met had had more experience, the Abington girls showed that “do or die” spirit which meant that they were giving their best. The three best games of the season were the two tie ones with Ridley Park and Lansdowne and the game with Germantown Friends, runners-up for the Philadelphia Private School Championship. The splendid teamwork and the fast dribbling made it possible to tie the first two games. The same qualities made it possible to hold the Germantown Friends’ team to a 3-1 score. Although the team was not credited with any victories, the girls showed that sportsmanship which means victory even in defeat. Miss Hoopes, coach, deserves a great deal of credit for the team that represented Abington and held their own against all odds. The second team came through victorious in their only contest. This was a 14-3 defeat of the Langhorne school. The girls who will receive A’s are Busse, captain; Niblock, manager; Anderson, I). Sjostrom and L. Sjostrom, forward line; Jorgensen. Polenz, Leibrick, Flavell and Riggs, backs; and Pratt, goal keeper. Tompkins and Laning, forwards, and H. Clark, back, will receive monograms. Of this squad, Flavell, D. Sjostrom and II. Clark will be the only ones lost by graduation. More candidates next year will push hockey in the direction of its goal, a major sport. The Hockey Qluh If you ever ran up and down a hockey field for an afternoon, you will realize the necessity of some food afterward. The girls of the school formed the Hockey Club to exercise their hospitable instincts and provide the necessary refreshments. The club elected as officers: Frances Flavell, president; Marion Fowles, vice-president; Edna Pratt, secretary; Dagmar Sjostrom, treasurer. The visitors seemed to appreciate the efforts of the Hockey Club. -4 89 fc-Qirls’ Basketball For the first time in the history of girls’ basketball at Abington, the varsity received gold basketballs and the squad was given a dance. After many weeks of work under Coach Smiley’s able direction the girls came out with a record of eleven victories and three defeats. One defeat was at the hands of the alumnae, four girls of which team represent college varsity teams. The team bowed to Norristown on a foreign floor but when Norristown came to Abington they never even threatened Abington’s air-tight defense. The remaining defeat was administered by Lansdowne when the Abington girls lost their fight. From January 26th, straight to the end of the season, the Abington sextette turned in a perfect record of eight straight victories. Each game was a classic in itself and each girl gave her best, but as it would take too much time and space to give a resume of each game and note the fine qualities of the players, it is sufficient to say that the team deserves high praise. The girls who received their A’s and gold basketballs were: Manager Marion Fowles, Captain Frances Flavell, center; Helen Krier, side center; Lillian Riggs, Gertrude Laning and Ella Anderson, forwards; Margaret Douglas and Elinor Krips, guards; Mary Osborne, subcenter, won a silver basketball. As Captain Flavell and Mary Osborne are the only two who will be lost by graduation, with six letter winners back, Abington High School should be represented by a championship team next season. The Qirls’ Basketball Qlub Running over the basketball floor likewise produces an aching void. When basketball succeeded hockey, the Hockey Club gave way to the Basketball Club, whose aim was similar. Frances Flavell served also as president of this Club, Lillian Riggs being vice-president, Ruth Busse secretary and Edna Pratt, treasurer. Both the Hockey and the Girls’ Basketball Clubs promoted sociability between the home team and the visitors. 01BASKETBALL CU B BOVS’ BASKETBALL TEAM J 9 6Basketball Practice under Coach Paul Isenberg began in early December, with veteran material including Cottom, Chubb, Kneezel and Snyder. Lang-horne was played at Abington, December 13th and beaten, 47 14. Alumni were defeated, 23-18. Games of Section B, Suburban High School League, started in January. Ridley Park at Abington, January 8th: Abington won, 48-17. HaverfordatHaverford, January 11th: A 13-all tie in first half, Abington finally losing, 18-21. Glen-Nor at Abington, January 15th: A foul goal by a Glen-Nor substitute deciding the game against Abington, 24-24. Conshohocken at Conshohocken, January 18th: Abington won, 19-14. Cheltenham at Abington, January 22nd: Abington throughout outclassing Cheltenham, score 18-11. Berwyn at Berwyn, January 25th: Abington won, 33-18, shoving Berwyn out of first-place tie with Haver-ford. Jenkintown at Abington, January 29th: Abington, baffled by enemy guarding, lost, 26-10. Haverford at Abington, February 1st: Close game, Abington winning, 35-28 and tying for first place with Haverford in League standing. Glen-Nor at Glen-Nor, February 5th: Abington avenged lost game of January loth, winning, 29-23. Conshohocken at Abington, February 8th: Fast well-played game, Abington victorious, 21-11. Cheltenham at Cheltenham, February 12th: Good Abington passing and team-play, winning, 21-8. Berwyn at Abington, February 15th: Berwyn completely outplayed, Abington using many substitutes in last half, winning 35-28. Ridley Park at Ridley Park, February 22nd: The big game of the season. Had Abington won she would have clinched the championship. In a desperate finish, the score stood 18-12 in Ridley Park’s favor, tying Abington, Haverford and Ridley Park in the league race. Penn Interscholastic Tournaments, February 23rd: A “stage-struck” Abington, lacking teamwork, was eliminated by Lansdowne, score 42-26 in one of the year’s poorest games. Ridley Park at Haverford, March 4th: Play-off game, Abington losing, 29-18 and tying for second place in the league with Haverford. Jenkintown at Jenkinton, M arch 7th: Fast game with speed and experience defeating Abington, 44-27. Doylestown at Doylestown, March 18th: Abington beaten by good passing and dribbling, 44-27. So ended the season, Abington starting well, finishing not so well, but winning eleven and losing eight of the scheduled games. 93(URLS INTKRCLASS BASKKTBALL CHAMPIONS SWIMMING CLI’B -4 Inter-Glass ‘Basketball Three straight wins in the interclass basketball series brought the champion cup to the class of ’25 for the second successive season. Under the coaching of Lillian Riggs, star forward on the varsity squad, the Junior girls certainly deserved the trophy. Frances Flavell, captain of the varsity squad, led forth a band of mighty Seniors but even they fell before the Junior onslaught though they easily conquered the Freshmen and Sophomores. The Sophomores under Gertrude Laning, varsity forward, won one of their three games and that one was a stiff contest with the Freshmen. The Freshmen forced them to the limit and after an extra period the Sophomores finally emerged victorious by three points. They gave the Juniors a mighty battle, but the Seniors easily overcame them. Although the Freshmen ended in the cellar, they proved to have some fine material. Helen Krier, varsity side center, put out a fighting aggregation and they certainly gave the upperclass girls many uneasy moments. The main purpose of interclass games is really not only to bring new material to light, but also to create a feeling of comradeship and sportsmanship between the girls. The games this year certainly worked to that end. Swimming Qlub The Swimming Club, a new organization at Abington High School, under the leadership of Miss Hobpes, Physical Director, has gone through a very successful season. At the first meeting Elinor Krips was chosen as president, Dagmar Sjostrom, vice-president, Edna Pratt, secretary, and Margaret Douglass, manager. Margaret Douglass, Dorothy Tompkins, and Elaine Ramsey were awarded the letters A. S. C. with a crimson or white shield as a background. This emblem is given when two tests of strokes and dives have been passed. Elinor Krips, I.innea Sjostrom, Virginia Robinson, Emily Nil dock, Virginia Giles, Frieda Feiglemar., Lydia Schwab, and Dorothy Johnston passed the first test and received the shield. These girls will help make up a swimming team for next year. Early in April a swimming exhibition was held at the Y. M. C. A. The girls in the swimming club who had been practicing anil learning the different strokes and dives every Monday and Wednesday at the Y. M. C. A. participated in it. The exhibition proved to be a great success. A feature of the exhibition was the umbrella race in which three girls took part. •={ 95BASEBALL TEAM -cj 96 {=•8'Baseball Coach Isenberg faced the task of replacing several veterans lost in 1923. The first game, a practice affair with Willow Grove town chib was lost, 12-10. Bad weather marred the early training. League games in Section B of the Suburban League started in April, with the following results. April 11th—Swarthmore at Abington: Swarthmore, 2; Abington, 1. April 15th— Ridley Park at Abington: A nine-inning tie, 11-11. April 24th—Glen-Xor at Abington: Outpitched, putfielded and outhit; Glen-Nor beaten by 16-3. May 2nd -Berwyn at Berwyn: Abington ran wild against Berwyn, hammering out and base-stealing a 12-1 victory. May 6th Swarthmore at Swarthmore: Bubeck and Bitting struck out a total of eleven men; Abington, 8; Swarthmore, 4. May 10th—Jenkin-town at Abington: An eleventh-inning battle all the way, with Abington in a batting slump but winning, 5 4. May 16th—Haverford at Haver-ford: Abington pounded out an 8-3 triumph, helped by brazen basestealing. May 23rd—Cheltenham at Cheltenham: An easy 12-0 Abington victory with the lead-off men fattening their batting averages. May 26th—Ridley Park at Ridley Park: Turning 7 hits, 3 sacrifices and 7 stolen bases into five runs, Abington winning, 5-3. On May 7th, Abington Seconds played Ridley Park Seconds at Ridley Park, Abington losing, 11-7. Throughout the season, rain and wet grounds interefered with games and practice. However, in the last week of May, Abington was leading the League by reason of careful coaching, natural hitting power and alert fielding, plus the sterling pitching of Bubeck. Inexperienced material rounded into form and on many occasions played with the smooth, machined-finish of veterans. This has been one of the best Abington teams in years. Track Bad weather and continued cold kept the squad indoors well into April. Abington dug spikes into the cinders for the first time on April 25th, 26th, at the Penn Relays. In the Suburban Championships, the relay men, J. Gilbert, Morrison, F. Gilbert and Talbot finished back in the ruck. On April 26th, Abington raised to a higher rating and a faster class, finished second to Lower Merion in one of the fastest school-boy relays of the meet, time 3.38 for the winners. Contending teams were Lower Merion, Abington, Lansdowne, Norristown, Radnor, Cheltenham, Coatesville, Frankford and Southern. Abington that day ran B. Gitlin, Morrison, F. Gilbert and Talbot. On Saturday, May 3rd, Abington made the poorest showing in years at the Cheltenham Interscholastics. The total score was three points, made by Morrison, who finished second in the 220-yard low hurdles. (Continued on page 101) A 97 J=GIRLS' TRACK TEAM TENNIS TEAM 4 98Qirls ’ Track At the beginning of the season about fifty girls reported for track practice. They were very enthusiastic about the interclass meet in which the Freshmen won first place, much to the surprise of the Juniors. Margaret Vozzy, a Freshman, won the 75-yard dash, and Helen Mooney, a Freshman, won the hop, step and jump, and the running high jump. Lillian Riggs won in the shot put and Grace Tomlinson, the basketball throw for the Juniors. The Sophomores won the shuttle relay. The girls who won first, second, third and fourth places in these interclass events comprise the Abington High School track team. They will participate in the meet to be held at Cheltenham. Tennis in 1924 was directed and coached by Mr. Wilbur H. Oda. On April 24th, St. Joseph’s was played, the match ending in a tie because of time being called on the public courts used. April 30th, Cheltenham completely outclassed Abington at Cheltenham, winning, 5-0. At Ambler, May 19th, Abington lost to Ambler, 3-2. May 22nd, Abington on the home courts won from Lansdale, 3-2, showing complete superiority. On May 26tli, Cheltenham at Abington duplicated her April 30th victory, winning by 5-0. Coach Oda hopes to play St. Joseph’s May 29th. Matches are scheduled with Lansdale, June 2nd, and Doyleston, June 5th. Men on the squad were Hancock, Reeder, Funk, Rosenau, Scherbaum, Brooks and Knight. Lack of tennis in 1923 meant a dearth of 1924 material. School tournaments of this spring may reveal future possibilities. ■4 99 {■="ABINGTON (llkLS Abington crushes WimM beaten on coun Lower Merion Scores , tory in Fin= V. Succeeds 30 eS CO LU CO to c to sm fgJijj I sin® Mimmm Sd'°°i Punh upora W'“ UJ "nown Soloists of Ph 1 Abin a elphia Will Aid in Prodn 1 1 N ray's Gridmen Capture Kt . % % 1 nua' Foo ba Strung) by i-Ct rrvrtx £ ts I Hi m rieht n d cn 0-c 5T r 35 4 -S' 3 CT p 2 O % z ? 3 j e. n «J M £ g. p p » a A |i|. S?- § "’ Sip - a) rrt O'".® EGNER TO LEAD ABINGTON ' 'v !tar Center Elected Foot tain of Suburban High a V o v , ° s ' j!vS NV O .V -Jr - V J iX ' A C X % I t c-o Ift 11 i t g ctj m Bristol Eleven No KECtftRY EGNER Wins Suburban League, Secftot B, Cage Tilt by Count of 21 to 18 Haverford High. Wort its h»n IbackeiS in tlit now gymnasium at Sowt. Ardmoro, played brilliantly in hand in Abington High a 2l-t«-18 revor in ti Suburban League, section It, gam tost right. • Tho gnme was rip and tu V. the tu' tiros at half time rending VAall. Vwt tor’s fourth field goal put thorn tn tho load fit thc start of tho now pet o mid they wore never beadou. r HIT (1 IT Vlt ll »SVi lie UtitMi 'istoj ttevenrvo 1 P Marfth 2.-D stmi4«K %ix £.i Match for Abington y 7im £$ «............................. J w .:{100 yFOOTBALL (Continued from page 87) met on Cheltenham’s field before 7,000 spectators. On a muddy field that slowed Abington’s speed, there were few brilliant end runs and little spectacular playing. It was hammer the line, punt and pass and wait for the break. Two touchdowns for Abington in the first half came through passes, Morrison to Cottom in the first quarter and Morrison to Rapp in the second. Hutmaker had shaken the Cheltenham morale on the first kick-off the second half by a tearing 40-yard run. In the second half, Abington opened Tip with line thrusts that brought two touchdowns. Few who watched that game will forget the Abington defense in the final minutes of play with Cheltenham raging five yards from the line and failing in four tries, four more assessed as a penalty to carry the ball over. When the last whistle blew, Abington held the ball on her own 40-yard line and the score stood, Abington, 27; Cheltenham, 0. “Abington, 264; opponents, 50”—that legend on the golden footballs of the 1923 “letter men” tells the tale of the 1923 season. TRACK (Continued from page 97) Saturday, May 10th, at Glen Mills, Abington found herself in Class B instead of her old place in Class C. Compared with other meets, this amounts to High School Class A. Abington’s points totaled 12 1-3. Detwiler was in a triple tie for first in the high jump at 5 feet, 3 inches. M orrison tied for first in the pole vault at 10 feet, 3 inches. Cottom took third in the shot put. The relay team ran second to Upper Darby. Abington finished in third place in the meet. Thursday, May 15th, Abington defeated Chester, 65 to 34, in a dual meet on Abington field. Talbot won the half-mile. Morrison won the low hurdles with Spering third. Abington took nine points in the pole vault with Spering, Morrison and Hoffman tied for first. Detwiler won the high jump. In the broad jump, Cottom was second. Cottom was first, Spencer second and Morrison third, in the shotput; in the discus, Cottom, first; Morrison second and Spencer third. In both the century and the furlong, B. Gitlin was first and F. Gilbert third. Talbot won second and F. Gilbert third in the 440-yard dash. By mutual consent, the javelin and high hurdles were struck from the program. -q ioiBII.L DOT BRCCK TOOTS EVE AGATES DIDDY STEVIE BLOKDY 8HERRY LIGHTN1N EA8TY FUNKY 102 Y-At the Lower Merion Interscholastics on Saturday, May 17th, Abington finished third to Lower Merion and Norristown with 8 points. Spering, Morrison and Corson of Norristown tying for second, third and fourth in the pole vault gave Abington 4 points. Cottom was fourth in the shotput, the relay team finished fourth and Morrison picked up an additional point in the low hurdles. Detwilcr, tying for third in the high jump, added 1]4 points. In the dual meet with Cheltenham, at Cheltenham, Thursday, May 22nd, Abington won 60}4 to 51 Ober took third in the mile and Talbot second in the half mile, with F. Gilbert second and Talbot third in the 440. In the dashes B. Gitlin was first in the 100 and in the 220 was given a dead heat with Lloyd of Cheltenham, with F. Gilbert taking third. Abington did not place in the javelin, but took first with Cottom and third with Spencer in the discus. Cottom won first in the shot with Spencer second. Spering and Hoffman tied for first in the pole vault, with Morrison tying for third with Cheltenham. 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