Abington High School - Oracle Yearbook (Abington, PA)

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“The Oracle •A cRecord of the Qlass of 1927 ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ABINGTON • PENNSYLVANIATHE ORACLE STAFFColumbia Gives Prizes to High School Papers Young Editors Hold Annual Convention Magazines Senior High Schools Class A, 1,000 Pupils or More— First, Red and White, Fake view H. S., Chicago; second, The Gryphon, West Philadelphia 11. S., Philadelphia, Pa.; third. The Chucis, Schenectady 11. S., Schenectady, N. Y. Class 11, ;i01 to 1,000 Pupils—First, The Missile, Petersburg H. S., Petersburg, Ya.; second, THE ORACLE, Abington H. S., Abington, Pa.; third, The Laurence Literary Magazine, Law-renceville School, Lawrenceville, N. C. Class C, 500 Pupils or l ess—First, Homespun, Greensboro II S., Greensboro, N. C.; second, Horace Manuscript, The Horace Mann School for Girls, New York City; third. The Hill Record. The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa. Didn't you see it in the World News9 Well, we’ll try to tell you. Abington has the second best school publication in the United States, Canada, Hawaii or Alaska for Class 11 High Schools. Yes, the Oracle! Reprint from World News -4 5 J3-YEAR BOOK STAFF YEAR BOOK STAFF Editor 8-in-Ch ief Rt tii Chestnut William Corbin Estella Biddle G RACE CLAUSER Grace Davis Ruth Freeman Mildred Blume Ruth Dolton Grace Finney Ruth Fowler Ruth Freeman George Getches Elmer Green Associate Editors Alice Harvey Charles Lever Carleton Lord John Potts Charlotte Shoemaker Executive Comm ittee Harry Kern Louise Leidy Helen Liedike Maurice Lindfors Louis Mallory Florence Massey Chester Mebus Helen Ware Earl Tyson Virginia Unruh Margaret Vozzy Kathryn Wright Karl Meyer Fred Owens Joseph Pearson Mae Roberts Beatrice Strickland Joseph Tull Frank Veale Bookkeeper Minerva Vandergrift Typist Kathryn Kochenberger 4 «Alma Mater (Rise up one and stand ye all. For our dear old Abington, Fail not ye, but heed the call, IBo the White and Qrimson. We will ever cherish thee, Victory or defeat it be, Staunch and true our schoolmates all, Vo our dear old Abington. JYtany days may come and go, Vo thee, dear old Abington, Storms may rise, and winds may blow, Firm and true our Qrimson. Let not memories faded be. As we go over land and sea, Alma Mater, hail to thee, Vo our dear old Abington. FACULTY DAYBABY DAYTHE FACULTYPERSONAL GLTOE5 1 iu i 3S8T ? “-P9M 9 CIas!£f of 1927 Officers Harry Kern................. Joseph Pearson............. Florence Massey............ John Potts.................. ......President Vice-president ......Secretary ......T reasurer Class iHotto “Follow the gleam. Class Colors Purple and Gray Class Jflotoer White Carnation Class J)ell Root for purple! Root for gray! Seniors, Seniors, Ray! Ray! Ray! Twenty-seven! Twenty-seven! Twenty-seven! l i V-THE COLONISTS N THE year of 10-20, in the ninth month, on the seventh day of the month, the Good Ship ’27, bearing its 145 seekers of knowledge, threw its anchor at the port of Abing-ton. This young colony was granted a charter for two years under the leadership of Captain William Corbin. During the first of these two years, as the record states, the colonies were in a terrible whirlpool; first, the savage Indians—red ink then, the storms—the mid-term examinations. But, on the whole, fortune was with them. In the first year, they won the famous track meet in competition with their neighboring colonies. As you glance back over the records of these two years, kept by Lady Alice Harvey, you will find some names of those regarded as athletes. The first to appear on the list was Lady Helen Mooney, one of the foremost athletes on the Girls’ Track Team. Along with her, we find Margaret Vozzy, Helen Krier, and Frances Armstrong. Now let us turn the page of that record and find the name of Lord Elmer Green, a foremost runner. The colony organized a baseball squad and tennis and track teams, which were represented by Elliot Stenger, William Corbin, Lester Hopkins, Harry Kern, Karl Meyer, George Rockett, Ben Gitlin, and Joseph Koehey. We must not forget the reason for the settling of this colony, those seekers of knowledge who gained a steady foothold on the colony’s Honor Roll. At this chapter, the colony closed its successful term of two years. For the next two consecutive years, this colony gained ground under the new governor. Sir Harry Kern, with Captain William Corbin as his able assistant, Lady Florence Massey as recorder, and Sir John Potts to keep tabs on the financial ends of the colony. During this time, ye editors of the colony’s manuscript, the Oracle by name, gave a tea to launch its Walt Whitman issue. Mrs. Traubel, one of Walt Whitman’s personal friends, was the guest of honor. This special issue of the colony—the Junior Oracle, was about the best in all the colonies. This group of faithfuls entertained the Senior Colony at a reception. It was, indeed, a social success. Yes, the Senior Colony said that their Junior neighbors were skillful decorators and excellent hosts. This Junior colony had also a star orator, Lady Florence Massey, who won the oratorical contests of the colonies for three successive years. Now, at this time, the colony bad reached its supremacy. After its many trials and setbacks, it was traveling upward on the highroad to success. I .,et us stop a minute to glance through the pages marking the entrance to its fourth year of existence. Here we see listed “Adam and Eva”, the colony's great dramatic success. Here, too, the Oracle again won honors. Under the guidance of ye editors, Lady Ruth Chestnut and Sir William Corbin, it achieved second place in its class, nationally, in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Contest—a great honor, indeed. Still further on, we see her athletes in football, tennis, baseball, soccer, (Turn to page 85)All Things Fair A silvery path o’er sea to moon, A golden dawn on a blue lagoon, An opal’s tints, so subtle and deep, And sky-blue violets, dewy sweet— Rainbow mists from a gay cascade, Dream-filled sleep in the maple’s shade; The nightingale’s song on the night wind borne. The earth’s awakening at break of morn; And life, and love, and all things fair, I search and find them everywhere. School days full of ecstatic joys— Working and playing as girls and boys— Commencement time—happy, yet sad. Laughter and singing that make us glad; Gray, and the purple of truth llring to us those days of youth— These memories to delight the heart—• Gold buys them not in any mart! Estella Riddle, ’27. -4 ic (THE'ORACLED RALINE GWENDOLYN ABRAMS If you see some one with a demure attitude and a naturally pleasant expression on her face, you may be sure that it’s Rulinc! Haline is another Willow (irove product who came to Abington in 1924. She is a true friend whether in l atin, English, Chemistry or any other difficulty. She is always ready to lend a helping hand. The Latin, Library and Dramatic Clubs claim her membership. And talk about perseverance—well,—Haline has l een letting her hair grow! “In books, or icork, or healthful play.” Ina JOSEPHINE SHAW ARMSTRONG Jo crept bashfully into Abington from Fort Washington in 192,S. She joined the Latin and Swimming Clubs and played on the Senior Basketball Team. She was also a charter meml er of the Heading Club. Yes, Jo is an artist, a meml er of the Art Club and an illustrator for the Oracle. She loves tennis. She is also quite an actress, l elonging to the Dramatic Club and doing her stuff as Maggie in “Overtones”. Did you see our very pretty, blushing princess in the “Princess Chrysanthemum”? That was Jo, a true Abington booster. “Her song was all music; Like moonlight she shone.” JANETTE CHESSMAN BALLENTINE “Did you see Haline?” Hear that demure, composed young lady, calling for her pal. That’s Jeanette, one of our Willow Grove friends who came to Abington in 1924. She is an active member in the Library, Latin and Dramatic Clubs. Janette is an extremely quiet little lady but she certainly does know her Virgil. Maybe, some day. Home will welcome her with open arms. “ Nature never did betray The heart that lored her.” N ET 4 17 Helen HELEN NEWTON BEAN What’s making all that racket? What a joke! That’s Helen, tickling the ivories—and maybe she can’t play! Although she is very fond of jazz, she is an excellent pianist. Helen came to ns with the Class of ’24 from the Willow (•rove Junior High and immediately plunged into the activities of the Spanish, Commercial, Dramatic and Library Clubs. Cleopatra might have envied Helen of Troy, we mean Helen of Abington High—her wealth of auburn hair. Go forth, Helen, and use it in conquest. “I'd rather be handsome than homely; I'd rather be youthful than old; If I cant hare a bushel of silver I'll do with a barrel of gold. EDWIN HENRY BERKENSTOCK Berk entered in 1928 from Glenside-Weldon. Among his activities are the Mathematics, Spanish, and Radio Clubs. He has put in some time at interclass track and football and has played two years as goal tender for Varsity Soccer. He is also a big scorer on the Varsity Tennis Team. Berk likes to start something in class. Maybe lie can’t argue, especially with the girls from Jenkintown. “ Nothing is given so profusely as advice. ” ESTELLA GERTRUDE BIDDLE Little did we know what a treasure we had procured when Bobbie came to Abington from Doylestown High in 1924. Bobs is the shining light of all her classes, not only in a scholastic sense, but also for the charm of her sweet disposition. You can never catch Bobbie with a frown on her face. Bobs certainly has the old A. H. S. spirit, being a meml er of the Reading, Tennis, Glee, Swimming, Spanish and Commercial Clubs, showing her executive ability by l eing secretary of the Spanish Club, treasurer of the Commercial Club and also vice-president, and placing at Commencement. Bobbie is the poetry editor of the Oracle. Her lovely bits of verse are fragments from her character. Bobbie’s secret ambition is to be a great singer. May her golden voice float back to us some day! “So tvcll to knoir Her own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, rirtuousest, discreetcst, best. Bourn k ■4 18THE ORACLE ) MILDRED JEANETTE BLl'ME i Surely, you know Mildred, don’t you? She came to us from Southampton in 1925. She is active in the Dramatic, Latin, French, and Mathematics Clubs and Mildred certainly can debate! She was the affirmative captain of the Championship Debating Teams. Yes, she can sing, too. She was a member of the Choir in her Junior year and Glee Club in her Senior year. Yet Mildred's marks show that she studied. Although she is a busy girl, she always has time for a joke. She is a real credit to A. H. S.! “ I had peace to sit and sing. Then I could make a lorely thing. H. MERRILL BOWMAN Merrill came into our midst from North Glenside in 1923. Since then he has been very much in evidence here and there. He has been active in the Press, Glee, Math., Dramatic and Debating Clubs as well as editor on the Ahingtonian Staff. In the way of sports. Bow played class basketball and was assistant football manager. As a little side line. Bow seeks the high spots. Maybe some day he’ll throw John McCormack from his pedestal. “ One inch of joy surmounts of grief a span. Because to laugh is proper to the man.” RCTH MARY CHESTNUT “Look—who’s that girl running about with a stack of papers under her arm?” “Oh, that’s Chessy.” She entered Abington from Glenside-Weldon School in 23. but did not step out until her Junior year, even though she began the habit of gett ing on the Honor Roll quite early. Chessy became an active member of the Hockey, Basketball. Dramatic, Reading. Glee, Latin, and Interims Clubs as well as Prefect and member of the Senate of the French Club. Her literary activity came to light in her Junior year and brought about her appointment to the office of editor-in-chief of the Oracle. This takes up a great deal of her time but she always manages to be on hand at every game, no matter what sport it may l»e. speaking at Commencement not excepted. From all appearances, Chessy must be a direct descendant of “Little Boy Blue tor she is always arrayed in that soft color. This has proved that girls of blue always saunter “smilin through.’ “ A thing of beauty is a joy forever; Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness. Bow CHKS8T cj 19 J=-» THE ORACLED Bt'STER GRACE NAOMI CLAUSER Me. the Class of '27, are proud to claim for our classmate a girl like Grace. The same sweet smile, the pleasant greeting that she has for every one. has endeared her to all. The alumni should know her because she is the girl that keeps right after them, to write for the Oracle, of which she is alumni editor. The number of times her name has appeared on the Honor Roll will prove her ability as a student. All her time, however, is not given to studies, because the Art, Press, Latin. Dramatic, Tennis, Hockey, French and Glee Clubs and the Operetta claim some of her time. In a few words, Grace has in her a combination of qualities rarely found in one girl. She is an ideal. “ A nd the world grew bright With a diamond light, For, behold, a rainbow shone. MARY CATHERINE COLEMAN Mary is that shy girl who entered A. H. S. in 19 24 from Park Grammar School. In her stay at Abington, she has been a member of the Commercial Club and the Tennis Club. Mary also has the fine trait of always l eing ready to take an active part in things around the High School. Besides her school activities, she is very fond of music and loves to play cards and attend parties. We might add that her pet hobby is dancing. Mary agrees with her sister— onee-in-awhile—eh. Mary? “.I kind and gentle heart she had, To comfort friends and foes. GRACE NAOMI COOPER Bang! Here's Jerry, the lass who put pep into the commercial department, chief typist of the Abingtonian. As a business manager, site is a wow. During her Senior year, she was the business manager of the Curtis Publishing Company, advertisement collector for the Senior Play program and chief talker for the Reading Club. Yes, she was an active member of the Commercial and Spanish Clubs and captain of the Spelling Team. With her eyes of blue and her smile of gold, Jerry will win her way to the heart of the world. “Character calls forth character. Jerry 40 .» CTHE ORACLE RACHEL HUDSON COOPER This little maid came to us from the Willow Grove High School in her Sophomore year. In her Junior and Senior yearss, he was an active member of the Swimming, Commercial, Spanish, and Reading Clubs. Rae adds the spice to shorthand class. The commercial department would surely miss her. She’s only a little girl, but she can talk. “Oh, saw ye the lass wi' the bonnie blue 'ecu?” Rae WILLIAM ROSS CORBIN Rill has been interested in sports ever since he entered from Weldon Grammar School in 1948. Our Irish Quarterback not only stars in football but also is on excellent terms with the baseball diamond and the basketball managership. For four years, the Glee Club was proud to number him among its rank, during which time his initial appearance was in “'Flic Pirates of Penzance. Mathematics, Hi-Y, Dramatic and Radio Clubs claim him as a member. His executive ability has l»een demonstrated by his presidency in his Freshman ami Sophomore Years. As editor-in-chief of the Oracle, he has hel| cd to make it a success. His dramatic reputation comes from his portrayal of Adam in the Senior Play. He combines a serious, all-around good fellowship with a keen sense of humor. Lads like Rill chase gloom away. “Cheerful at noon, he wakes from short repose, Breasts the keen air, and carols as he goes.' DOROTHY MAE COREY Fort Washington sent us a real student when Dot came to us in 1948 as a Freshman. Dot is a good friend of Latin, having been an active member of the Latin Club for four years. She is also a good swimmer, having joined the Swimming Club and, in her Junior year, having passed the Red Cross Life Saving Test. Her name occurs on the Honor Roll almost every month. Then, too, she is a member of the Orchestra and the Mathematics Club. Dot expects to be a nurse. If she gets along in nursing as well as in Abington High School, she will certainly be a success. “A blessed companion is a book,—a Imok that fitly chosen is a life-long friend. ' Dot A 1 (THE ORACLE! - j I BEATRIX A LI DA CRANE Bea came to us from Weldon Grammar School. She lost no time in becoming a member of the Latin. Reading, and Dramatic Clubs. Next the Glee Club claimed her for a part in “The Pirates of Penzance.” I low she can act! Her Eva in the Senior Play gave us our first real glimpse. Her part of Saucer Eyes in the ()| eretta convinced us that she is an ardent worker in dramatics. And you should see her dance! Bea can do almost anything when she wants to and she seems to want to very often. “Come, wander with me for the moonbeams are bright On river and forest, o'er mountain and lea. ” GRACE VOIDS DAVIS Did any one ever see Grace when she wasn't on the move? She’s the most energetic person we know, both mentally and physically. What we most admire in Grace is her frankness, take it from us—what she says is so. During her sojourn in Abington, Grace has been active in many clubs such as the Tennis. Hockey, Latin, Reading and Dramatic Clubs. Indeed, she is treasurer of the Hockey Club and editorial editor of the Oracle. Even though she is always busy, we never knew any one who liked to have a good time more than Grace. Be sure you are right, then go ahead. JAMES BROOKS DIVER Forty—love! Yes, that's usually what the score is when Diver is playing l ecause he wields a wicked racquet—and how! Ambler High made a bad move when she let Brooks slip away from her and we re glad she did because we like him. Of course, one reason he came to Abington is that it s close to Jenkintown—oh, what do we mean by that— I wonder. That’s all right. Brooks, she’s pretty nice and as long as you play good tennis for us, we don’t care if you do wear a Jenkintown Class ring. We’re fond of you as a fellow classmate and hope that some day your name will be where Tilden’s is now. “ Write me as one who lores his felloie-men. Gracious Jerry •c} 24 fc-THE ORACLE RITH TOMLINSON DOLTON L K k what Southampton sent us this time, a blue-eyed, smiling girl who won a place in the hearts of many Abing-tonians. Ruth immediately caught the school spirit and joined the Dramatic Club. As a Senior, she found many ways to use her ability. The French, Glee, Latin, and Library Clubs had her staunch support. Did you see the Senior champions playing interclass basketball.'' Well Ruth was doing her share as a | eppy little forward. She also represented Abington in the spelling contest at Peirce School. Altogether, Ruth is a sweet and lovely girl, always ready to help her classmates! “ The soul's calm sunshine and the heartfelt joy. Rithie Mam MARION ELIZABETH ENGARD Where does she spend most of her time? Ship Bottom! Philadelphia High School for Girls claimed Mam before she entered Abington in her Sophomore year. She stepped right into the swing by joining the Latin. Hiking, Reading, Library and Dramatic Clubs. For two years, she was also a very ardent worker in the Library. She likes to have a little argument now and again; yet she can always say, “All right, you win.” “ A countenance in which did meet Suret records, promises as sweet. JOHN HERBERT ERVIN, JR. He’s that tall, shy fellow we see making his way quietly from room to room, our own Herb who came to us from Abington Grammar School in 1923. Herbert is an active member of Math., Latin, Dramatic, Radio and Spanish Clubs. He is very, very shy, if he is a track man. The most tantalizing blush spreads over his face when a girl even speaks to him. Where Al Hellwig is. Herb is sure to be also. The two are real buddies. “So much is a man icorth as he esteems himself. Herb =4 23 } • V 4 (THE ORACLE} 4 Grace GRACE ANNA FINNEY Where shall we l egin? Anywhere, we might say, because there seems to l e not one thing that Grace cannot do. Southampton High certainly was the loser when she came to Abington, two years ago. First, she is musical, being a member of the Choir ami Glee Club and violinist in the Orchestra. Rememlter the girl who played the piano in Assembly? That was Grace. She can write! We all know her as a member of the Abingtonian and Year Hook Staffs and don’t forget that Grace won the medal for the best Lincoln essay. Then, again, Grace was captain of the Negative Championship Debating Team. And who could forget her as Aunt Abbv in the Senior Flay? Resides all this, she has had time to join the Latin, French, Internos and Math. Clubs. Last, of course, Grace in one of the honor students at Commencement. By the way, how do vou like Grace's new bob? Good looking, isn't it? “ Three years she grew in sun and shower, Then Nature said, a lovelier flower On earth was never sown. ” RITH ELIZABETH FOWLER We all know Fat, that “red-headed gal,’’ with the eternal green dress, always on the job, with a smiling face and a helping hand. We're glad West Fhiladelphia High sent her to us in 1924. How can we forget how well she played the awkward part of Ethel Boke in “Seventeen”? The clubs that claim her membership are Dramatic, Tennis, Reading. Spanish, Hockey and—don’t forget, the Glee Club. Even though you couldn’t see her in the Senior Flay, she worked mighty hard as a prompter. Pat is a faithful worker on the Year Book Staff. Pat’s chief delight is in helping others to have a good time, while she is having one herself. “Ah that sueh sweet things should be fleet. Such fleet things sweet! Ritii RI TH MARIE FREEMAN Who is this petite one with the smiling brown eyes? You must rememl er Ruth who proved herself so capable an actress in the Senior Play. Ruth is another one of our class song-birds. She has shown her ability as a singer in the chorus of “The Firates of Penzance,” and has been a member of the Glee Club for three years. 'Hie Art. Latin, and Internos Clubs claim her membership and she also capably fills the position of vice-president of the Dramatic Club and secretary of the French Club. Ruth always accomplishes what she sets out to do as is shown by her appearance on the Honor Roll and the Commencement list. Sometimes it is said that one must make a noise to l e recognized. Ruth, quiet, reserved, ertainly proves the exception to the rule. “A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power. 4 24 (THE ORACLET REGINA OTAVIA GALLAGHER Jean stepped from Abington Grammar in 19211 into the mysterious labyrinth of Abington High. She immediately l ecame known as the little girl with the pretty blue eyes—• she uses them to advantage, too! She possesses quiet dignity and a gracious attitude. The wisdom stored in that bobbed head is amazing as she has proved by placing on the Honor Roll. Jean has also been a member of the Spanish, Commercial, Basketball, Hockey, Tennis and Reading Clubs, being secretary of the latter club in her Sophomore year and treasurer in her Senior year. Jean shows quite a taste for athletics, l eing a loyal basketball and hockey player. She is also one of the leading members of the (ilee Club. Her sweet voice was heard in “The Pirates of Penzance and “Princess Chrysanthemum.” Say something nice and watch Jean blush! “ Sweety grave aspect.” GEORGE W. GETC TIES He crossed the Delaware from the New Jersey shore to enter A. II. S., proceeding to join the Latin, Art, Spanish, Press, Dramatic and Glee Clubs, and taking part in “The Pirates of Penzance and “Princess Chrysanthemum.” His other dramatic accomplishment was his portrayal of Mr. Parcher in “Seventeen” while he acted behind the scenes as stage manager for the Senior Play. He has l een interested in class basketball, baseball and football, making the position of tackle on the Varsity in his Senior year and playing on the baseball team. George showed his capability in other lines by being a sports editor of the Abing-tonian, a meml er of the Year Book Staff and secretary of the Boys’ Council. To cap the climax, he is a peppy cheerleader. Last but not least—Oh, well, ask the ladies! “ A little irork. a little play— To keep us going—and so— Good-day. ” MARTHA ELLEN GEUTHER Martha didn’t join our ranks until Septemljer, 192.5. We don’t exactly begrudge West Philly those first two years but we do wish that she had come to Abington sooner. Before long. Martha was in the Glee (Tub, the French Club and the Choir. She also played interclass basketball. Martha had a hidden talent, a rich soprano voice which we didn't discover until we heard her as the Juggler Maid in the Operetta. What a pleasure it is that Martha can go singing through the game of life! “ The song that nerves a nation s heart Is in itself a deed. 5 h £ (THE ORACLE . . BENJAMIN GITLIN What was his time? 10:2-5 seconds. Yes, sir, Ben is a ten-second man and that's not slow. His speed also carried him to fame on t he gridiron where he played on the Varsity for four years, l eing captain in his Junior year. He is a member of the Latin Club and Captain of the Track Team. The Senior Class of Abington High School is proud of its speed king. Some day we hope to see him a second Charlie Paddock. “ We have met the enemy, and they are ours. ELMER ELLIOT GREEN Elmer, of the undignified nickname, is the tall blond Senior to whom every one goes when there’s work to be done. Is Pop overwhelmed? Far from it! He is one of our best athletes, having been a member of the Soccer, Basketball and Track Teams. And Pop turned out to l e a first-rate actor, too. We were simply awed at his performance as Mr. King in the Senior Play. The Orchestra and Band welcomed him into their fold and the Abing-tonian Staff claimed him for its business manager. Pop has also l een energetic in our subscription drives—in fact he is energetic at everything, especially Senior pictures. Some day, he will l»e a big business man, and not only because he’s tall either—we just know it! “ What is well done is done soon enough.” Pop Marj MARJORIE EMMA GREENSPAN Weldon certainly must have had a supply of worthwhile girls in 192,‘J for Marj is one of them. She belongs to the Hockey, Glee. Tennis. Reading, Latin and Nature Clubs, and is a meml er of the Abingtonian staff. She is also one of those chorus girls of the “ Princess Chrysanthemum.” Whenever you see a girl who has dark brown hair, a girl forever smiling, you’re almost sure to be right if you say, “That’s Marj!” “ A Persian s heaven is easily made: 'Tis but black: eyes and lemonade.” ■4 2( ■ft,. TRE ORACLE DOROTHY BLANCHE HA PER Everybody knows Dot Hafer. She is that rather tall young lady whose residence is “everywhere at one time. She came to us from Frankford High School in 1925. It was not long before we all knew her and knew what she could do; however, we never knew that she could sing until we heard her in the Operetta. Besides being an active member of the (ilee Club, she has taken parts in the Library Club and La Rcpublique Frangai.se. But what we most appreciate is Dot’s sense of humor. “ Music is well said to be the speech of angels.’ JACK BALLOU HALE There are so many nice things to be said about Jack that one doesn’t know where to begin. Ev. rybody likes him. Any of the fellows will tell you that he is an allround good sport. As a Freshman, Jack started out right by joining the Radio Club and the Latin Club. Jack’s favorite hobby is baseball. In fact, he has been on the squad for several years. And Jack’s voice is renowned, for how could one forget his splendid interpretation of the part of Emperor What-For-Whi in “Princess Chrysanthemum ? The (ilee Club will undoubtedly miss him. Perhaps—who knows?—some day Jack will be a second Caruso. “ am monarch of all I surrey, My right there is none to dispute. SMP Dot ALICE VIVIAN HARVEY “Five feet two, eyes of blue; but oh, what those five feet can do. Sounds like Alice, although she’s a little taller :han that. Here's proof of what she can do—secretary of her Freshman class, first vice-president and charter member of the Reading Club, secretary of the Debating Club and Internos, active Latin statesman. Junior vice-president and Senior president of the Art Club and senator in La Ilepublique Frangaise. Besides all that look over the Honor Roll for the last four years—bet you she s there! If you are looking for somebody to draw clever sketches, paint attractive posters or get the art department of your magazine in good order, ask Al, the art-editor of the Oracle and prize poster painter. She also shines as a scrappy debater for she was a member of the champion debatin j team. Editorial writer for the Abingtonian, Corinthia in the Senior Play, Commencement speaker,— Alice is a student whom Abington is proud to own, even if she can eat chop suey. “She comes! The loosen'd rivulets run; The frost bead melts upon lur golden hair. CII ERIE ■4 27 THE ORACLE ) 4 R EDS HOWARD RUDDY HAYS, JR. We first met Reds in 1925 when he came to Abington from Southampton. The Radio Club and the Mathematics Club have his support. But one of Reds’ greatest accomplishments is the way in which he drives his Ford, and tells the English class how to get to this place and that. Yes, we’ll miss him next year. We’ll miss his good natured laugh and his curly red hair. “ Why not ba.sk amid the senses While the sun of morning shines?” ALBERT CHARLES HELLW1G A1 came from Abington Grammar School in 1923. He came into the limelight in his Senior year when he went out for football and played tackle. He is a faithful follower of clubs, too; a member of the Latin, Mathematics, Radio, and Dramatic Clubs. AI is one of Mr. Smiley’s Four Musketeers,—Hays. Hellwig, Hirst and Holt. Do you want to see Albert? Look up the Jenkintown girls. “ I walked a mile with Pleasure. She chatted all the way, Hut left me none the wiser For all she had to say. ” Al Eddie EDWARD CLARK HILL Eddie, the Algebra Hound, entered Abington in 1923 from Glenside-Weldon. For two years, his activity was the Spanish Club. Then he left us to play on the basketball team of the Winter Haven High School in Florida. Eddie came back to be a Senior in A. If. S., join the Math. Club, enter the Interclass Track Meet and play halfback on the Soccer Team. We liked him best on Baby Day. “Ah, happy years! once more who would not be a boy?” 4 28JOHN FRANKLIN HIRST Southampton High sent us Jack in our Junior Year. Jack has spent much of his time in the science lab. as lie took an unusual interest in physics and chemistry. He is a member of the Mathematics Club as well as vice-president of the Radio Club. Jack’s great fault is his willingness to argue a question to the point of persuasion. We feel sure that the only way to impose on Jack is to take advantage of his good nature. “ Loier of all things alive, Wanderer at all he meets. Wanderer chiefly at himself.” Jack Wes CHARLES WESLEY HOFFMAN In our Junior year, we welcomed Wesley from the Norristown High School. As soon as we discovered that he could play the violin, he was made a member of the Orchestra. Wesley has taken a liking to radio, and for two years has l een a meml er of the Radio Club and also of the Latin and Mathematics Club. In our Senior year, we found that Wesley could play tennis, another one of his hidden abilities. We hope that lie will always keep his sense of humor and l»e as carefree as he is now. “ It is not every question that deserves an answer.” CHARLES HERBERT HOLT, JR. “Hello, there, and Charlie grins. We know that look on his face. He has just discovered some new mathematical turn to secure an A + in trigonometry. You just bet lie knows his oats. When it comes to Math., if ( liar-lie’s tripped up on a problem, it’s a sure thing no one in school can get it. But it isn’t often he’s tripped, not when he’s the shining light of the Mathematics and Radio Clubs. Charlie plays soccer, too. In the Senior Flay, he made a most realistic Lord Andrew Gordon. And how he spoke at Commencement! To be sure, he is a member of the “Three Musketeers’ —Hays, Hirst and Holt. Charlie shows that he is capable of loyal friendships You can’t help liking Charlie—he’s so honest! “Fair is their fame who stand in earth's high places” Holty 29 fc- ,THE ORACLE; Toads LESTER FRANK HOPKINS Toads came to this lordly place of learning from Abing-ton (Grammar School in 1028. Toads divides his affections between the Latin Club ami the Glee Club. He is a faithful member of the Class Basketball Team and the Football Squad. Yes, he is Varsity baseball catcher. Lester is always breaking something, especially bones. Ami he tells their tale with zest. “ Practice is the best of all instructions. ” THEODORE WILSON HUFT When the dashing Ted came from the Willow Grove Junior High School in September, 1024, he stepped right into Abington life by joining the Commercial ('lub and lending lusty aid to the chorus of “The Pirates of Penzance” and featuring in the charming oj eretta, “Princess Chrysanthemum.” Finding us much to his liking, he decided to join the Nature and Dramatic Clubs. It was in the latter that he found opj ortunity so ably to prove his worth for. as Willie Baxter, he captured the histrionic honors of “Seventeen.” When not occupied by these activities. Ted busied himself with track and interclass basketball. His engaging, carefree, personality won him many friends and more feminine hearts. We hope that it will carry him buoyantly through life. “ And one man in his time plays many parts, Ills acts being seven ages.” RUTH SPA.MER KALBERER We all feel sure that Ruth didn’t talk her way into A. II. S. from the Weldon Grammar School. You very seldom see Ruth cutting up or hear her talking foolishness. But when she does speak, every one is sure to sit up and take notice. Her club activities include the Latin, Tennis, Hiking and Reading Clubs. Ruth is president of the Library Club, too. Her knowledge of books will take her far on the road to success. “Silence more musical than any song. ” 4 30 THE ORACLE .• ELIZABETH BONNER KEITSCH Have you seen the lassie with the long flaxen hair, the merry countenance, and eyes twinkling with goodwill? That’s our Keitschus. But with the laughter. Keitschus blends some serious stuff. She is serious in the I atin, Spanish, Nature and (ilec Clubs. And as for sports— you should see her hop over the bar at four feet or so. The Class of ’27 has claimed her as a member of the Girls’ Interclass Track Team for three years now. Do you wish to know anything within the bounds of reason? Just go to Keitschus. She can give you complete information from English customs down to the very best French perfumes. Maybe that’s why she is interesting. “ Such rose as she hath ever been; Left, like a noble deed, to grace The memory of an ancient race. Keitschus HARRY MILTON KERN Harr’s fame reached us Indore he came from Abington Grammar School. Ever since, he has added to this renown daily. First and foremost, he has l een our always equal-to-any-situation class president for two years. Next, he ranks as a never-to-l e-forgotten football captain. This seems like enough, but—not for Harr. He has Iwen a baseball player, as well, a meml er of the Nature and Hi-Y Clubs, treasurer of the Vocational Club—he has even found time for a little acting on the side. Yes. Harry is on the Boys’ Council. Another surprise, best of all are his bird talks. And he particularly finds favor with the alumnae. Just ask them. “And all his faults are such that one lores him still better for them. Harr KATHRYN ANNA KOCHENBERGER Kathryn is another of the delightful gifts we have received from Germantown High School. She came here in her Sophomore year and she was not slow in becoming one of us. She joined the Commercial and Tennis Clubs and in her Junior year she added the Reading Club to the list. She was also a member of that enterprising Library Club. Kathryn is somewhat of an actress. We have seen her in several church plays—and she made a very sweet Peter Pan in the Library Club’s presentation, “The Magic Book.” And can she type? Ask Miss Turner. Always pleasant and willing, she is the invaluable chief typist of the Oracle. Kitty is only a little girl with curly brown hair, but—oh, what an asset to A. H. S.! “ She is pretty to walk with And witty to talk with And pleasant to think on. Kitty 4 31 k- (TRe: ORACLE-) S. JOSEPH SHERWOOD KOCHEY The strong man of our class entered from Abington Grammar School. The Track Team heard from him right away in weight and javelin throwing. The Spanish and Commercial Clubs welcomed him to their midst. And the Football Team decided that they needed him. Can he write? The Abinglonian staff decided that he could. The Debating Team needed him for alternate. As Mr. Baxter in “Seventeen”, he made a good father, is he modest about his achievements? Try to make him talk about them. Here’s hoping the strong man never becomes weak! “I have known lore and woe and toil ani fight, — FRANKLIN STANLEY KOHLER We gladly welcomed Frank from Southampton two years ago. At once he became an active member of the Art and Commercial Clubs. Frank is a quiet boy by nature, but did you see him in the Senior Play? He brought down the house with his clever interpretation of Uncle Horace. And hen it comes to shorthand and typing, just watch his dust. They say that silence is golden. If so. Frank is sure to be a roaring success after he leaves A. H. S. Rut the little twinkle in his eye will help. “ Young in limbs, in judgment old.” HELEN MARIE KRIER Do we know this girl? I should hope so. for she has always l»cen interested in sports and other doings in the school. Fuzzy has played on the Varsity Hookey Team, and on the Track and Tennis Teams. In basketball, there is none better. She has starred on the Varsity team as forward ever since her entrance, from Abington Gram-mar School, in 1923. Helen l clnngcd to the Commercial, Hookey, Tennis, Dramatic, Basketball and Glee Clubs. Indeed, she is a charter meml er of the Reading Club. You should have seen her sales-managing the “Pirates’ during the Curtis Campaign. If you are looking for a girl who is a peppy leader, an all-around good sport, who plays the game until the end, then seek Fuzzy. “ Come and trip it as ye go On the light fantastic toe.” Frank 4 32. M- (the: oracled THOMAS JOSEPH LANK. JR. The Engineer from Dresher is here and without trying to lie slangy we can say that he knows his mathematics. He doesn't have much to say but he thinks a lot. Tommy doesn't pay much attention to the girls but they certainly think that he is all right. Tom has one bad habit—he's always reading Wild West stories and some day we re afraid he’ll start shooting up the town. That’s all right, Tom, don’t forget to send us formal announcements of the opening of that bridge you are going to build. “ A little fun to match the .sorrow Of each day's growing—and so—Good-morrow. ” SlMKK HELEN LOUSE LEIDY Lytle descended upon us from the Weldon Grammar School, fired with the ambition to do and see everything. She has more than made good her ambition. Every year, Lyde has been seen on the hockey field and tennis courts. In fact, she has been manager of the Girls’ Tennis Team. The Latin, Hockey, Tennis, Basketball. Dramatic, Reading. and Swimming Clubs have had her support and the alumni will testify to Lyde as an efficient alumni editor of the Abingtonian. If you want to laugh and have a good time, seek out our mutual friend, Lyde. “We meet thee, like a pleasant thought. When such are wanted. Lyde CHARLES AMBLER LEVER “Charlie, my boy” entered A. II. S. from Abington Grammar School in 23. It took him some time to catch the spirit but after that, he went off with a bang. The Nature, Radio, Glee. Dramatic and Mathematics Clubs all boast of his membership, and they have good reason to for he is not just a member. Charles took the part of Johnnie Watson in “Seventeen”, with the confidence of a professional. Yes, he was one of those coolies in the Operetta. Charlie's activities are varied for he is exchange editor of the Oracle and right-outside on the Soccer team. Our one hope is that he is never left outside. “ All men are poets at heart; next to being a great poet is the poet of understanding one.” f'll A RUE 4 S3 fc--CTHE ORACLE ) Tooty HELEN FRANCES LI HI) IKK Helen came to Abington in 19£3 from the Francis Daniel Pastorius School in Germantown. She was lost in the midst of the Freshman class, but soon climbed to higher ranks, until, in her Junior and Senior years, she suddenly stepped forward and became an ever helpful typist for the Oracle. Because of her good work, she was made a member of the Year Book staff. Helen was also an active member of the Commercial Club. Room Three will never forget Helen for was it not she who told us the latest news, and kept the room alive? And she is another of those lovers of blue. “ But she teas happy enough and shook it off As tee shake off the bee that buzzes at us. J. MAC RICE LINDFORS, JR. Of course, you all know Maurice? Yes, he is that great big boy with the cheerful grin. Maurice came to us from Bethlehem and entered Abington as a Senior. We didn't hear much from him until debating started. Then he stepped out and showed us how to do it. As Adam in the Senior Play, Maurice convinced all the girls that an old-fashioned sweetheart is the only kind. We didn't blame Eva for falling for him. We have all read and enjoyed his articles in the Oracle. Some day we are going to hear of his having flown on a non-stop flight to Mars, for Maurice, you know, is going to be a famous flying ace. He told us all about it at Commencement. “ As he stands on the heights of his life With a glimpse of a height that is higher. RALPH C. LOCKWOOD If you see a tall lanky fellow, arguing a point with Mr. Krueger or Mr. Smiley, you will know that it is Ralph. Ralph came to us from the McKinley Elementary School in 192,‘b Since then, he has shown his ability as an athlete in interclass track and basketball. He also gave us an example of his school pep as a meml er of the Football Squad. Although Ralph takes things slow and easy, he manages to get to the Commercial and Spanish Club meetings. “ lie freshly and cheerfully asked him hoic a man should kill time. H ai.pii 1 : A y 4, CTHE ORACLE CARLETON LOUD Here’s one of our tennis stars from Weldon. Carleton has been on the Tennis Team for two years. A racquet and slide rule are Lordy’s favorite implements of attack— for he's a math, star too. He is a faithful member of the Radio and Mathematics clubs. His other athletic ability comes out in basketball for he was one of the squad in his Senior Year. Have you read those original school news write-ups in the OracleY Well Carleton wrote them as well as some snappy stories. “I’ll try anything once”, seems to be his motto. We might add that pink ties are very becoming to him. 44Authors, like coitus, grow dear as they grow old.” LEWIS PARKER MALLORY Who was never serious? Lew Mallory, of course! Aslt him to admit it. Will he? We welcomed Lewis from Abington Grammar School in 1928. The Latin and Spanish Clubs claimed him as a member. The Glee Club also claimed him; that is, when he sang. His stay at Abington entitled him to a position on the Varsity Soccer Team. He also plays baseball. Ask him who wrote the Junior Exploits for the Year Book last year? That gained him a position on the Oracle Staff. He is a happy-go-luckj fellow who hopes to succeed Ty Cobb. 44 A friend that may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature. ELEANOR MARIE MARCHANT Eleanor spent the first two years of her high school career at William Penn High School. Here she was a member of the Chemistry Club. When she came to Abington, she joined the Commercial and Glee Clubs. Besides being a wiz at bookkeeping, Eleanor can certainly sing well for she was a member of the chorus in the Operetta. Do you know why she has not a care on her mind? It’s because she was the first person to pass her shorthand speed tests. This kind of first leads to success. “Build on, and make thy castles high and fair. Rising and reaching upicard to the skies.” 4 35 }=-THE ORACLED -4 Chip FLORENCE KATHERINE MASSEY Guess you all know our ('hip! She is one of the finest girls in Abington. Chip can do almost every thing but she plays basketball extra well. For two years, she played guard on the Varsity team and this year she captained it. The Abingtonian owes a lot of its success to the fact that Florence is its editor. Oh, yes. she can talk, too. For three years, she has been Abington’s champion orator, representing our school in the National Oratorical Contest. Did you hear her at Commencement? We think that she may l e president of the United States some day l ecause she has l een president of the Reading Club, Internos, Debating Club and Basketball Club. She has been secretary of her class for three years and of the Athletic Association for one. She says that she is going to be a forester but we think that she would make a better politician. “ When Duty whispers loir. Thou must, The youth replies, can MILDRED ELEANORE MAURER Polly bounced into Abington from Cheltenham in 1945. She smiled her way into the Reading Club. In her Senior year, she l ecame a member of the Dramatic Club and demonstrated her dramatic ability as Mary Brooks in the Dramatic Club Play. Polly was a Senator in La Republic} uet Frai»(,aise. We hope that Polly smiles as much in life as she did in Abington High School. . j “All who joy irould win Must share it;—happiness was born a twin. Polly Chet CHESTER WILLIAM MEBUS And here we have another Glenside-Weldonite. He’s little but what a noise he makes! Chester has a varied club membership. Latin, Radio. Ili-Y. Spanish, and Mathematics. Out of doors, he plays class football and, indoors, works for the Oracle. Chester’s clever brain abounds in argument and wit. The Juniors have found a good name for him, “Chester, ye Jester.” “ A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.”KARL LOUIS MEYER Ever since Karl came to Abington High in 1923, he has proved himself an all-around fellow. We all know Karl whether in acting, in sports, or with the girls. He shines especially as an actor. As George Crooper in “Seventeen”, he was quite the sheik. In the Senior Play, he played Doctor Delamater to perfection. And Karl can sing, too. Wasn’t he Prince So-Sli in the Operetta? On the field of sport, he is a faithful member of the Soccer, Basketball and Tennis Squads. Besides all these, he has time to be a member of the Spanish Club, Treasurer of the Dramatic Club, and Pontifex Maximus of the Latin Club. Then we must not forget Karl as one of our peppy cheerleaders. When anything is going on, Karl is always on the job, especially when it’s arguing. “None but the brave deserves the fair. Mitze MIRIAM KATHERINE MOHS Mitze entered Abington High in her Sophomore year, after completing her first year in Willow Grove High. Mitze, being a Commercial, is of course, a loyal member of the Commercial Club as well as the Spanish Club. You should see Miriam play forward on the Senior Basketball Team. She is one of those faithful players who helped to make the Seniors champions. Mitze plays basketball as she does everything else, extremely well. If you want to see an up-to-date girl blush, come see Mitze,—And you can’t get her temper,—you just can’t. “ lime street and fair she seems to be! HELEN ELIZABETH MOONEY In 1923, a tall blonde girl entered Abington as a Freshman. Helen immediately plunged into everything athletic, but besides these activities, she found time to join the Art and Commercial Clubs. As a Senior, Helen reached the height of her ambition. She was chosen as one of the basketball captains in which place she starred as center. As hockey manager, she steered her team through a successful year. No one ever saw Helen high-jump for she steps right over. Some day she will come back to teach Abington girls how to do it. “Her light makes rainbows in my closing eyesf I hear a charm of song thro’ all the land. ” Helen A 37 =•4 (THE mi. Jean JEAN ELIZABETH MCLLICAN This quiet little girl journeyed down from the Willow drove Junior High and entered Abington in 15)24. Spanish ( lul) claimed her as a member in her Freshman and Sophomore years as well as the Commercial Club in her last three years. She starred on the Senior ( lass Basketball Team. You should see her guard! Talk about law,— she certainly knows her stuff. Keep up the good work, Jean. “ But sure no thoughts of pods or of sages Are street as those which from the stars you glean.” EDNA MARIE NEWBERRY fn 1928, Weldon Grammar School sent to us a quiet little girl with blue eves and curly brown hair in the person of Edna Newberry. Besides giving most of her time to taking shorthand notes and typing, she joined the Art. Commercial. l ibrary, and Glee Clubs. In her Fresh-wan year, Edna made the track team. Yes, and she was one of the Japs in the Operetta. If you ever need a smile to cheer you up, just call on Eddie. “ We ere young and ire err friends of time.” Bcck LEWIS JAMES O’NEILL Catholic High sent us Buck in our Junior year. He was slow in getting started but he acquired an impish desire to travel which took him away from us for awhile. Although school activities are not along his line. Buck will always help out when asked. However, he likes better to l e with a crowd, chewing gum and cracking wise. He is a fellow worth knowing and a friend worth having, (iood luck. Buck. “ Full well they laugh'd with joyous glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he. ” ■ 4 88 fc- -CTHE ORACLE MIRIAM OPPENHEIMER Oppie entered Abington from the Glenside-Weldon School in 1923. She got busy in her Sophomore year and joined the Hiking Club and Commercial Club, being a member of the latter for three years, (ilee Club claimed most of Oppie s attention for she is really musical. She surely proved this as Fairy Moonbeam in the Operetta. Miriam was a member of the Internos Club and vice-president of the Library Club. We should certainly say that Miriam is an asset to the commercial department. “ Where music dwells Lingering and wandering on as loth to die. MARY LOUISE O'REILLY Mary is another pupil who came to Abington from Southampton in 1925. She answered the call of the commercial department and immediately joined the Commercial Club. In her Senior year, she joined the Library Club. Mary is quite athletic, too. She played as side-' center in the class basketball games and played her part well. May she play her part in life the same! “Sing like a bird and be happy! Mary Oppie SAMUEL FREDERICK OWENS Way back in 1923, Fred came to Abington from the Weldon School in Glenside, a green Freshman who refused to stay green but plunged right into school activities. Fred counts three club memlierships, Latin, Radio and Mathematics, together with the presidency of the last two. He has done some Abingtonian work. As for the Orach, we all remember this thrilling tale of Miss Midwestern. He likes wild and woolly adventures. Maybe that s why he’s a Commencement speaker. At any rate, his cheerful grin and his red hair dare us to forget him if we can. “None but himself can be his parallel.” Fred 39 {■=• - CTriE ORACLE ) 5 JOSKPH THIRMAN PEARSON,3rd “Say—Who is that big fellow that seems to In? in everything?” Why, that’s Joseph T. Pearson. 3rd. I should say he is in everything. lie entered A. II. S. from George School in 25 and wasted no time in coming to the front. His ability as an all-round athlete is proved by the fact that he was captain of the Basketball Team, captain and manager of the Track Team, star of the Soccer Team, and the boy with the educated toe on the football field. When it comes to carrying off offices, he surely takes the prize. His main duties are those of president of the A. A. ami Dramatic Club, vice-president of the Senior Class, treasurer of the Commercial Club; consul of the Latin Club and president of the Boys Council. He intends to go to South America this summer to study the linseed business. Here’s the best of luck. “Big Boy. “ Stately and tall he mores in the Hall, The chief of a thousand for grace. JOHN OLIVER POTTS. JR. Here’s old John himself, the boy who can handle money so well that he has Andrew Mellon in fear of his job. In other words, he’s our treasurer and that’s not all he is. In his first appearance at A. H. S., he was a member of the Nature, Spanish and Radio Clubs. From then on he broadened and his Senior year found him center on the Football Team, manager of tennis, meml er of the Glee Club, a rea lactor as darling Clinnie I)e Witt in the Senior production, and sports editor of the Oracle. So you see, he is a busy man. Indeed, we just simply couldn't get along without him. “Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. POTTSIK ELIZABETH RCLON RAAB Betty Raab, the tall, curly-haired girl from Room Three, came to us from Southampton High in 1925. She immediately joined the Commercial and Dramatic Clubs but we didn't discover that she could act until we saw her as Corinthia in the Senior Play. How she did charm her audience with her musical voice! You should hear her recite in Oral English, too. And have you read her poetry in the OracleY Did you see her help the Seniors win the interclass basketball championship? Always helpful and friendly—that’s our Betty. “Angels listen ichen she speaks. 40 Jfc-W (THE ORACLED EARL WARMAN REA As a bashful and retiring Freshman, Earl entered from Weldon Grammar School. Since he knew that his chief purpose was to prepare for a vocation, he joined the Vocational Quo. In his Sophomore year, he was made its secretary. When Earl l»ecame a Senior, he really stepped out. Besides belonging to the Dramatic Club, he portrayed very well the part of Wallie Banks in “Seventeen.” He also joined the Commercial and Glee Clubs. He was on the Senior Ring Committee and was assistant Business Manager for the Senior Play. In case you're in a hurry And your car won’t take the hill, You need not hail a taxi For Rea s car will fill the bill. “ The brave deserve the lovely—every woman may be won Rufus RUTH LENORA REEVES Rufus entered the high school ranks from Glenside-Weldon School, in September, 1928. As a Freshman, Ruth joined the Basketball Club and played side-center on the class team. Then, year by year, her attention was drawn to the Hiking, Art, Commercial. Library and Glee Clubs. Yes, Ruth is that girl with the big brown eyes and that jolly laugh. She certainly can write letters of application, for wasn’t hers judged the best in the commercial department? We hope her letters will bring her the treasures of her dreams. “ Wise to resolve, and patient to perform. MARGARET RIEDER Pretty Peggies do not liclong to songs alone, because we have one at Abington. Peg surely can act, too. She proved that in her part as Julie I)e Witt in the Senior Play. When Peg is not attending a dance, or having a good time, she may be found at any of the following clubs, Latin. Dramatic, Reading or Glee. Then, perhaps, she is studying. But wherever she is or whatever she is doing. Peg is a real girl, “ nuff sed. PtittGY ■4 41 “ Variety's the very spice of life. A THE ORACLE j Hill WILLIAM EMMET TINKER RITTER “Rig Rad Bill” entered Abington from Willow Grove Junior High in ’24. His career at A. II. S. seemed to be well spiced for lie liecame an active member of the Spanish and Commercial Clubs as well as a member of the Soccer, Baseball, and Track Teams. When it comes to rolling around. Hill’s right there. Tumbling seems to l e his “dish” for he is one of the stars of our Tumbling Team. This must be his way of keeping in training for the plumbing business which he studies on Saturday mornings. Maybe some day. Hill will be able to drain the great waters of the Mississippi. Who knows? “ Comrade to all his friend . MAE ROBERTS Maisie came from Willow Grove Junior High School in September, 1925—just another Freshman. She, l eing a Commercial, became a meml er of the Commercial Club and also the Spanish Club. Hut oh, how glad we were to know “just another Freshman” when we became acquainted. In her Senior year, her poetical contributions to the Oracle were very good. We never suspected this rather quiet girl, with her sweet brown eyes, of such a delightful elfin nature as she revealed in her poem, “The Crystal Dream.” Really, her eyes tell you of her personality. “ You s h’ak As one who fed on poetry.” M isik Rockktt GEORGE WORTHINGTON DON AH I E ROCKETT George is a graduate of North Glenside Cniversity, coming to Abington in 192.‘J. Rockett is the fellow who prefers l eing out for track each afternoon to laboring in a grocery store. He has ! cen on the Varsity Track Squad for two years. Track, however, is not his only activity. He has taken his turn at Hand work and interclass basketball. George has a little trick of helping out gracefully, just when one does not expect help. May he go through life as easily as he goes over the bar. “ The only tray to hare a friend is to be one.y -4 42 {=•CTHE ORACLE ). 4 ALFRED W. ROTH Rah! rah! who is that big blond that made a touchdown in the last Cheltenham game won by Abington? None other than smiling Alf who has had his name in bright lights for his football playing since he has l een in A. H. S. Yes, he managed the team, too. Alf has always been a loyal member of the Vocational Club and a very active member, too, for he was a most interesting Simon Semple in “The Hut” and a very handsome Lieutenant O’Brien of “The Royal Mounted.” Alf Indonged to the Hi-Y Club, played class basketball and, as a Junior, acted as athletic representative for his class. He is bound to be connected with athletics. To add to this, Alf can put away more food than any one in A. H. S. With these several abilities, it is very certain that Alf can’t help being as popular as he is. “ Tragedy, comedy, vahr and truth. Sandy ADOLIMI REYNOLD SANDER Whenever you see a boy walking down the hall, his arms filled with books, his eyes gazing into space, this is Reynold Sanders thinking what he is going to say in the next debate. Reynold is one of our star debaters. He is also a meml»er of the Commercial Club, the Spanish Club, the French Club and the (dee Club. Sneaking of athletics, he is on the Track and Tennis Teams. When it comes to running a mile, Reynold has no equal, even if he does know how to read. “ To set the cause above renown. To lore the game above the prize.' IDA EMMA SACRMAN Ida was graduated from Weldon Grammar School, entering Abington in 1928. Ida Indongs to the Spanish Club and the Commercial 'lub. A very busy and efficient Commercial she is, too. As captain of the Interclass Basketball Team, our humorous blonde made a popular leader. And will Lie stand pat when she knows that she is right? I guess so for she is such a good supporter in arguments. Lie can surely take dictation and—typewrite! Whew! I wonder if she didn’t just get the mumps so that she might have letters from her English class? “ And yet, ncrer dare to write, As funny as can. 48—Wf » (THE ORACLE ; 4 ADELAIDE KATHRYN SCHWARTZ Dolly—better known in A. II. S. as Swatzie—came to us in her Senior year from Germantown High School. Basketball and baseball are her specialties—for she has played on the interelass teams in both A. II. S. and Germantown High. Dolly was also an active member of the Hospital Auxiliary in Germantown High. In her Senior year, the only one spent with us. she joined the Glee Club and the Commercial Club. Always talking, always laughing, she really does “brighten the corner where you are.” “ A nd on that cheek and o'er that brow. So soft, so calm, yet eloquent. The smiles that win, tints that glow. Hut tell of days in goodness spent. FRANK R. SCOTT, JR. Frank is our bashful, brown-eyed Senior from the Weldon Grammar School. He has been especially devoted to math, during his four years at Abington and has been a member of the Mathematics Club for two years. Frank likes Spanish and radios, too, for he answers “present” to those clubs, besides being president of the Spanish Club and secretary-treasurer of the Radio Club. Frank likes to cut up, but we seldom have to tell him to be quiet. “He has all the contortions of the sibyl plus inspiration. ” Bobby MARGARET van DEVENTER SCOTT Although Bobby has l een with us only a short time, having entered Abington in her Senior year from the. Atlantic City High School, we feel that she has showjA herself an excellent type of Abingtonian student. She is a member of the Reading. Art. French and Tennis Clubs. Margaret’s favorite sport is basketball. Her playing on the Varsity Squad proves her ability. She has still another talent, the art of oratory. Did you hear her in the Oratorical Contest? Margaret will long be remembered as a dainty bit of Dresden Doll type of femininity. “She's all my fancy painted her; She's lorely, she's divine. ” 44 Jf=-4 -CTME ORACLE CHARLOTTE FITZWATER POTTER SHOEMAKER There are some people who find little time for studying but Charlotte does her share in that line by adorning the Honor Roll. We find her a member of the Latin. Press, Glee, Tennis, Nature and French Clubs as well as circulation manager of the Oracle. Another one of her talents is the art of playing the piano. Many times we have marched in and out of the assembly to one of her snappy marches. Besides finding time to do all these things, Charlotte manages to l e sweet and natural at all times, if she doesn’t care for Oral English. “0 Music! sphere-descended maid, Friend of Pleasure, Wisdom's aid! ELWOOD PETERS SLl’GG, JR. I'p from Abington Grammar School came little Pete with the onrush to High School. This boy kept himself very scarce in his Freshman year. However, the grip of old Abington was felt for interclass football held him for a tackle. The Commercial Club attracted him also and here he stayed for his Sophomore and Junior years. Our Pete has a musical voice which he exercised it in the Choir and Boys’ Glee Club of his Junior and Senior years. In the Senior year, he played a part in the Spanish Club. Although this chap didn’t spread himself over much space, he did make an impression upon us. “ The village all declar'd how much he knew, Twas certain he could trrite and cipher too. Pete ELLIOTT RKA1) STENGER Along with the crew of Freshmen in 1943 came a quiet, reserved and useful young man. During his stay in 4 • Abington High School, his actions have sj oken louder than his words though he did prove his ability in that line by giving an excellent portrayal of I)r. Jack Delamater in the Senior Play. Elliott has felt the attraction of the field of sports and has proved his ability by playing class basketball, making the Football and Baseball Squads and pitching on the V’arsity. He still had time to be a member of the Latin, Nature and (ilee Clubs and a charter member of the Hi-Y Club. Elliott is always ready “to mix a little laughter with the serious stuff. ' It is not the spurt at the start, but the continued wrestling, unhasting advance that wins the day. 4 45 =•CEE ORACLE ) A Chillb CHARLES EDWARD STEVENS What Chille doesn’t know about nature isn’t worth knowing! He has the distinction of starting the first bird sanctuary in the school. He is generally known as an authority on birds and nature. Chille is one of the most active members of the Nature Club, being vice-president in his Senior year. And speaking of music, lie’s right there! The first boy at Abington to study music, he is a member of the Orchestra, Choir, and Glee Club. He played in “Pirates of Penzance.” He also did his bit on the field of sport, being a promising member of the Soccer Squad. He played interclass football, and was ticket collector at the football and basketball games. Chille took time off for the Radio Club, and for some nifty nature stories for the Oracle. What more can lie desired? “Go forth under the open sky, and list To nature's teachings. BEATRICE LOWE STRICKLAND Blonde Bee with her boyish haircut came from the Abington Grammar school, all set to win our hearts. Did she succeed? Ask any who knows her! Bee has been versatile in her activities having been a member of the Hockey, Tennis. Hiking, Spanish, Reading and (flee Clubs. Offices? She has been secretary of the Basketball Club, recording secretary of the Dramatic Club, librarian of the Debating Club, secretary-treasurer of the Mathematics Club as well as a member of the Oracle ami Year Rook Staffs. Yet she had time to shine as Julie De Witt in the Senior Play. Bee loves extremes, as we all know from her devotion to math and—yes, she’s an accomplished dancer. I ndeed. Bee is quite a study in enthusiasm. “ And her face so fair Stirr'd with her dream, as rose-leaves with the air. Be a JOHN S. SVENSON, JR. Whitey came to us from McKinley in 1923. He noted four clubs on his list, Spanish, Glee, Nature and Commercial. Interclass basketball, the Football Squad and the Track Team claimed him as an athlete. The Abing-tonian Staff carried his name. Mr. Krueger trusts Whitey with the Oracle bank roll. Whitey is a good sj ort, a friend to every one, the boy with the happy-go-lucky, carefree smile. “Life is not life at all without delight. 4 40 Jj=-(THE ORACLE 1 NORMAN E RA TOMLINSON Perhaps you’ve heard about these Seniors with their sunny smiles but Bill’s is the “smile that won’t come off, even when he’s doing French. And now the question— “Where did we get the little boy with the big smile?”— he’s another from Southampton High School. Bill has been a member of the Radio, French and Mathematics C’luos. We hope his life may be filled with as many smiles as were the two years he spent with us in Abington. “All nature wears one universal grin. JOSEPH LYMAN TULL Joe joined us in 1923 from Abington. He became interested in the Vocational Club right away. The boys-rewarded him for his work in this by making him vice-president and then president. Joe is interested in music, too. He has starred as a most faithful member of the Band anti the Orchestra. Yes. he was a charter member of the Hi-Y Club. Dramatic ability? Listen to the list of plays in which he has acted: “The Crimson Oocoanut.” “The Hut,” “The Royal Mounted,” and “Adam and Eva But if you want to know the real Joe, look deep into his brown eyes. “lie ceas'd; but left so pleasing on their ear His voice, that lisf ning still they seem'd to hear. EARL JFANES TYSON Surely, you've seen that dark-haired chap hurrying about the studyhall. busy with tickets and money. That’s Earl, the fellow who’s always l eing called upon to manage things, and how he makes them hum! “Tickets” is his middle name! No matter how busy he is, he still takes time for the Latin, Mathematics, and Glee Clubs, while every morning he ’lends his voice to the choir on the platform. We all remember his nifty acting as (Minnie darling, in the Senior Play. As a joke editor of the Oracle, he's right there. Abington surely acquired a fortune in an all-round helper when he entered from Horsham Grammar School. T—tickets Y—yelling at games S—singing-glee club O—Oracle joke editor N—nothing left undone “ This work can best be done in the right way. 4 47 h (THE ORACLE £ VIRGINIA M. CNIU’H Business is Virginia’s middle name for is she not business manager of the Oracle, a position demanding an active and business-like person? Then, too, she is secretary of the Heading Club, as well as a faithful member of the Commercial Club. Pry into Ginny’s real self and you’ll find a bundle of joy and sympathy. Have you seen her hair? I'll say she doesn't need a permanent. Look into her eyes. Happy you are if those deep pools of blue smile radiantly. That's Ginny. “ Where did you get your eye so blue?” Ginny WALTER HARRY UZELMEIER Walt entered from Abington in 1923. He started his high school career by choosing the vocational course and joining the Vocational Club. He acted in “The Hut' and “The Royal Mounted. As an actor, Walt is right there. As a secretary, too! Ask the Vocational Club. Walt is somewhat of a jx et and artist although he does not advertise. At present, he is experimenting with hair cuts. “ Euripides wax trout to say, ‘ Silence is on answer to a wise man.’ Walt MINERVA ELAINE VAN I) KG RIFT In the year 1923, Minerva came to A. II. S. from the • North Glenside Grammar School. Nervie is a true Commercial, a very faithful member of the Commercial Club. ‘ As a bookkeeper, she ranks best in the Senior Class and consequently, holds the position of bookkeeper for the Oracle. Nervie also stars in Oral English. Good work, Nervie, carry on! “ While rou nd her brows a woodland either flits. Watching her large light eyes and gracious looks.” ■4 48,-CTHEL ORACLEj HELEN OLIVER VANSANT Who is that little irl who is not at all satisfied with her height, the one who wants to l»e taller? Why, it is Helen, of course, who came to us from the Fox Chase Grammar School. Helen showed real Ahington spirit when she became a member of the Reading. Dramatic and Library Clubs. And we knew that she was interested in athletics because she joined the Hockey, Tennis and Swimming Clubs. She can sing, too. Didn't you hear Du-Du in the operetta, “PrincessChrysanthemum '? As for horses, the worse they are, the better she can ride them. That’s Helen! “ She .snatched the reins, she lashed with all her force. And full on Mars impelled the foaming horse. FRANK READ VEALE Speaking of hobbies? Who is the clever cartoonist? The one man that thrilled the public with his ability in essay writing, twice capturing the prize—the first Hospital Essay, the second Lincoln award. “Frank Yeale, is the answer to these questions. We thank East Orange High School for sending us Yealie. in 194.5. Frank is one of our popular club members, always among those present at the meetings of the Math.. Radio and Spanish Clubs. In fact, he has been president of the Spanish speakers. Frank plunged with a vim into athletics, managed the Soccer Team, played basketball and starred in tennis. Is he dramatic? Didn’t you see him in the Senior Play? His mechanical drawing achievements will turn you green with envy. Of course, you have read his articles in the Oracle and laughed at his clever cartoons. And lie's on the Commencement program, too. Yealie will leave a gap behind him. “ The best of all games is the playing, lad. Yealie ELEANOR GERTRCDE VETTER Eleanor came to us from Germantown in March of our Senior year. Although she found everything so different from Germantown, it did not take her long to get settled. She was made a memlier of the French Republic shortly after she arrived. Eleanor has proved herself so loyal to Abington that we are sorry she wasn’t with us sooner. “Life is a great bundle of little things. Rabe -=4 49 =•m-IE ORACLE y MARGARET RITA VOZZY A loud report—the race is on! What is that flash of brown that breasts the tape? That’s Peggy Vozzy, of course, the winsome, brown-eyed curly-headed Mercury of the Class of 27. Peg carried her class to glory in her Freshman year through her sprinting in track. Ever since, she has been a shining light in all athletics, three-letter girl in track, basketball and hockey and captain of the latter team in her Senior year. Peg also found time to participate in a great many other activities around school, being president of the Commercial Club, secretary of the Spanish Club and athletic editor of the Oracle, besides belonging to the Basketball, Hockey and Tennis C'lubs. Her hobbies are dancing and driving a Ford. Who could forget her dimpled smile? “Each spot she makes brighter as if she were the sun. HELEN CATHERINE WARE Helen came to Abington in her Junior year. In fact, she is another of the Southampton crowd. The Dramatic, French, Latin, and Glee Clubs have all profited by her membership. She is also a member of the Oracle Staff. She can act! We have all been enthralled by her recitations in public speaking class. She showed her real ability, however, when she played the part of Aunt Abby in the Senior Play. We all know Helen through hearing about her travels and her swimming pool. “ What's mine is yours.' Helen Ann ANNA ELIZABETH WATSON Ann? She was treasurer of her class, and a performer in the oj eretta, “The Gypsy Rover,” in her Freshman year at Hatboro. When she entered Abington in 1924, she promptly entered the Reading. Commercial, Tennis, and Art Clubs respectively. How’s that for variety? We mast not overlook the fact that Anna won honors as a designer of posters. Outside of school, Ann specializes. This little girl in brown can certainly ride a horse. “Peace is always beautiful. =1 50 }= THE ORACLE j 4 FLORENCE AD ELLA WEBER Florence, known to some of her friends as Floss, entered the High School from Glenside-Weldon in September, 1923. Floss took a large share in the activities of the Commercial Club, (Jlee Club and Library Club. Her characterization of Mrs. Wiggs in the Library Club sketch, “Mrs. Wiggs in the Cabbage Patch,’ was very clever. Indeed, Florence is good at all kinds of readings. Floss may seem quiet and reserved but she surely has some good jokes and clever sayings stored up for her friends. “ Those about her From her shall read the perfect trays of honor. Flohs Jake ALBERT MILTON WILLETT Jake journeyed from the Weldon Grammar School with the rest of the class in September, 1923. Shortly after his arrival. Jake became interested in the Spanish and Commercial Clubs. And we must not forget the (ilee Club, for didn’t we see him in the Operetta? Just take a peek into Room Three and you will find Jake at his favorite occupation, teasing the girls, or. if he is among the missing, just look in the Typing Room and gaze upon the world s future Speed Typist. “ Rejoice, 0 young man, in thy youth. FRANCIS WILSON Marshal came to A. II. S. from Weldon Grammar School. Wherever Marshal is. there is sure to be some fun. Every one in Abington High knows him. Marshal’s chief interest is football. This he inherits from his brothers, Dick, the Captain, and Mike, the Coach. A better friend than Marshal cannot be found, even if he is girl-shy. “ The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. ’ 4 .THE ORACLE ) Wl Kitty KATHRYN LILLIAN WRIGHT Abington scored when Kitty entered from Weldon Grammar School in 1928. She is the kind of girl every one wants to know, a friend to all. an enemy to none. Kitty is a good one to go to for help in lessons. The Honor Roll proves that. Kitty is not, however, too busy to be corresponding secretary to the Dramatic Club, and an active member of the Latin, Reading, Hookey, French, Tennis and Glee Clubs. Yes, she was one of the oast of the “Princess Chrysanthemum.' As meml er of the ear Book Staff and literary editor of the Oracle, Kitty has worked hard. And Kitty is one of our star Senior tennis players. Yes, sir, if you are looking for an allround girl and a true friend, Kitty quite fills the bill. “She smiled, and the shadows departed; She shone, and the snows were rain. MARY ALICE YERGER The Candy Kid, what a cheerful, happy-go-lucky girl she is! Mary came to us from the Abington Grammar School and got right into things. In her Sophomore year, she entered the Commercial, Dramatic, and Reading Clubs, becoming president of the latter in her Junior Year. While a Senior, Mary became quite interested in basketball, being in the Club and on the Squad. She was in the operetta. “Princess Chrysanthemum ’, and on the Photograph Committee of the Senior Class. Oh, yes! We most forgot that Mary was an active meml er of the Internos Club. Between times, Mary sold candy for the benefit of the OracU'. If you're ever in trouble, call on Mary. She’ll be sure to help you out. “Nothing great was erer achieved without enthusiasm. MerryClass Song Ti XK, “Hail and Farewell” Days have .slipped by, oh so gayly. Xow we must sadly away To welcome a shining tomorrow. The dawn of a newly born day. Fright are the flow'rs all around us. Green, all the leaves on the trees. Whisper the joy of awakening Soft on each zephyr-like breeze. Hound us our friends we are gathering. Bidding them all sad farewells. Tears and bright smiles both are mingling But sunshine shadows dispels. We follow the gleam of a pure light— Light of our learning—of truth. With hearts always high we shall cherish The gray and the purple of youth. And as we travel Life's pathway Ever there shines in our hearts Love for our school and its mem'ries Though we may be far apart. Loyal and true to thee always, Abington ever ice hail. Our Alma Mater so glorious. If we succeed, if we fail. Estella Biddle, ’27. •sj 53 J=--—' 1 f I SENIOR PLAY CASTS•(THE. ORACLE) The Senior Play ( ( A DAM and Eva, ” a delight- -A ful comedy presented by the ('lass of Twenty-seven, calls forth much enthusiasm and applause. As the lights go out and the curtain rises, we see Corinthia, the maid, played by Elizabeth Raab and Alice Harvey, setting the table for Mr. King, who is a rich, rubber plantation owner. King is portrayed by Elmer Green and Joseph Pearson. As King reads the morning mail, he claims that he can tell the first of the month because of the numerous bills. .At this point, the members of his family appear and King raves wildly about his expensive household. First come Julie and Clinton, his daughter and her husband. They are a most loving couple. These parts require good acting, and Margaret Rieder and John Potts, together with Beatric Strickland and Earl Tyson, are good actors. Soon comes Eva, another daughter of King’s, followed by Lord .Andrew. Eva is played by Beatrice Crane and Ruth Freeman, while Charles Ilolt and Frank A'eale interpret Lord Andrew. To add to all this, we have a comedian, L'ncle Horace, played by Franklin Kohler and Joseph Tull, also .Aunt Abby, another helpless creature, who is taking a course in memory training, although she can’t remember the price of the lessons. She is impersonated by Grace Finney and Helen Ware. The family decides that a long trip would be a fine thing for Mr. King. l)r. Delamater, played by Elliot Stenger and Karl Meyer, is asked to prescribe this trip to Mr. King for his health. Mr. King falls for the idea but leaves his affairs and his family in charge of his business manager, .Adam Smith, capably presented by Maurice Lindfors and William Corbin. Smith reforms the family, falls in love with Eva and guides everything to a happy ending. Franklin Kohler and Joe Tull keep the audience happy. Elmer Green and Joe Pearson rave vividly on. Ruth Freeman and Beatrix Crane win the hearts of the audience. Bill Corbin and Maurice Lindfors come home winners as usual. Peggy Rieder and John Potts as well as Bea Strickland and Earl Tyson are interestingly romantic. Elliot Stenger and Charles Holt accept disappointment gracefully. Grace Finney and Helen AA’are by turns arouse and amuse the audience. The curtain falls. Every one goes home, feeling happy, thanks to the untiring efforts of the play cast, the coach, Mrs. Wyatt, and her assistant, M iss Miller. The Senior Play is a success. AVilliam Corbin, ’27. -4 55 KTHE CLASS NIGHT PLAY JiBBiEY assignment. Ugh!! J How we all hated those two words, hut one library assignment turned out to he worth while. This assignment dealt chiefly with the history of the colony of Merry Mount. This naturally stirred up interest among the class about the history of this riotous colony. The English teachers sensed this interest and helped it along by suggesting that all pupils should try to write a play, the story of Merry Mount as a foundation. The result of this directed interest was the class night play, “Who Laughs I ast”. This historic study of Merry Mount revealed many characters that could be brought into the dramatic situation of the historical romance. John Endicott, typifying the stern pilgrim of the old Plymouth Colony, Deacon ini hrop, the solemn Christian who never strayed from the straight and narrow path; Edith, a girl from the disturbing colony of Merry Mount, very attractive, of a different type from the people with whom she lived; and Edgar who, although he is Mr. Endieott’s son, is a real boy whose heart has not been frozen by the Puritan atmosphere. His father does not approve his care free attitude but we like this wholesome boy with his winning ways. The first scene takes place in the Endicott home. Air. Endicott is very angry because his son, Edgar, is associating with Edith, the girl from the Merry Mount Colony. As the Puritan fathers have also noticed that Edgar has been going to Merry Mount, they bring up the matter at a meeting which is being held in Endicott’s house. This is the final straw. Mr. Endicott refuses to let Edgar see Edith again. Realizing that it would be very difficult to carry out this order if Edgar were to remain at home, he arranges to send the lad to Virginia. The scene of the second act is Merry Mount. Morton, the villain, gets the upper hand and causes Mr. Pitcher, the legal ruler, to be cast out. This gives Morton full charge of the colony. From this time, life waxes more and more riotous throughout the second act. The third act is also in Merry Mount. Morton is still the Lord of Misrule, but the people are not so satisfied as they had been. Edith is crowned Queen of the May. As her lord, to the surprise of every one she selects a stranger. A mock wedding begins. Edith is to be married to this young stranger. When the minister is about to pronounce them man and (Turn to page 59) •s'! 50 J  CTHE ORACLZ ) A .4 FROM THEN TO NOW HO has not many times travelled over the roads from yesterday in the land of memories? He who has not has lived but half his life. Ix-t us retrace our steps over one path. 1-et us eompare the woman of long ago with our modern woman. Undoubtedly, all of us in our hearts are proud of our independent, outspoken modern woman. However, who has not often heard his mother or grandmother say, “Times certainly have changed. Why I never did that when I was a girl.” But, after all, have times and customs really changed so much? Perhaps they have only broadened and adapted themselves to a fast-moving world. As proof of this let me tell you of the Colonial woman. This little lady with her elaborately powdered wig and yards and yards of clothes (at this point make your own comparison; picture her in our crowded buses), had the same adventurous spirit and progressive ideas as we of today, but she differed in that she was held back by conventions and customs. Occasionally, she broke loose and we have a glimpse of the real woman. As a rule, ambition, as far as women are concerned, is thought to be a present-day characteristic. Yet as far back as the first settlement of Pennsylvania, we hear of merchant princesses and even enterprising woman realtors. When Philadelphia was a city of cave dwellers, people who lived on the banks of the Delaware in tiny caves, the woman were ambitious and active as well as courageous and ingenious. Do we think of dancing as belonging only to the present generation? Emphatically, it does not. In the Colonial period dancing was even more encouraged than it is today. Young ladies then did not consider themselves thoroughly educated if their dancing had been neglected. This accomplishment was as necessary as skill with the needle. In the Southern colonies dancing was thought so important that Thomas Jefferson required his daughter Iartha to dance three days a week from eleven to one. Now the change rests mainly in the fact that it is not necessary to require young ladies to dance, but often, rather, to stop them. As to the time, there is no time when she cannot dance. With regard to women’s fads and fancies, we all know how much money a year is spent on cosmetics. Have we heard this? Two barbers advertise in a Pennsylvania paper that they can “dress ladies in fifty different styles with their own hair.” You have seen enough pictures of Colonial ladies with their elaborately dressed hair, to be able to appreciate this. Think how much simpler is the coiffure of today; and there is beauty in simplicity. During the Colonial period woman's strength and fortitude were put to a severe test, but through it all they proved the superiority of mind over matter by their resourcefulness and ingenuity. These colonial women faced perils and difficulties with great heroism and patience. For them, the motto of the times was to ,‘Find a way or make one.” Such a woman was Lydia Darrah. But is it not the same today? Think of the World War. The steadfast loyalty and courage of 4 57 T (The Oracle ■ the women both at home and Over There, is a thing at which to marvel. Need we remind you of the wonderful work of Edith Cavell during this time? Then, too, remember the woman of the Civil War. Was she not as brave as the rest? Clara Barton will long be remembered for her bravery. This Civil War Period woman has also left her mark on the pages of history. She was greatly restrained, mostly by her husband. At this time, husbands seemed to hold the ruling hand for they refused to allow their wives to be clever. In fact, one man even went so far as to forbid his wife to read a book, although she loved books, because he did not “want her to hurt her beautiful eyes.” However woman has risen from this stage and has gained not only education but also the right to vote. Abigail Adams wrote to her husband in Philadelphia to “remember the ladies, and l e more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors were.” Now, woman’s suffrage is an accomplished fact. From the standpoint of marriage, women have changed somewhat. Formerly, as soon as a young girl came to the marriageable age, and she was extremely young at that, she lived with but one hope in her heart. If she had no acceptable offer within a short time, she became desperate. An amusing illustration of this we read in the account of a Pennsylvania pedagogue of 176.5 who related that he aught young ladies ‘true spelling with rules for pointing with propriety.” He urged the girls not to be discouraged in finding a husband for he had educated several young ladies who married as soon as two or three years later. Nowadays, girls are not in so great a hurry to marry. They love their independence and often make enough money in a pleasant fashion to keep them happy though single, since there are open to them many and varied careers which are sometimes burdened by marriage. We have seen our woman of the three periods: the elaborate, active Colonial lady, the willing but restrained Civil War lady and our modern woman of today. For those who disapprove of the frank, active, independent, present-day girl, who is not wholly athletic, not prim and not audacious, but a happy mixture of all, compare her with the Colonial woman. She is indeed very similar, the only difference being in the progress of time and the change of customs and ideas. She has also some of the courage and patience of the Civil W ar woman. With such a combination of the best qualities of all three types of women, is there any reason why our modern woman should not have stepped to the front and have taken her rightful place in this world of ours? Ill TH Chksini t, ’27. -q 58 k THE ORACLE ) PION EERS! PIONEERS! rllE FRENCHMAN is artistic and refined; the German is exact and thorough; and the .A merican —what is he? Of what outstanding quality can he boast of? Think of such men as Daniel Boone and Marcus Whitman! The question is answered. The one prominent characteristic of the American people, two hundred years ago and today, is the desire and ambition to start something new; something never before doue, something daring and bold that will confront the world as a deed entirely unprecedented. In other words the pioneer spirit of Boone and Whitman has always been a part of the American nation. To this day that same enthusiasm for the original prevails in both young and old. Over a century and a half ago, amid Indians, French and Dutch, the only one possessed with this desire for discovery was the American and the Englishman. .A nd an American it was who first undertook to open up the Wrest with its unlimited possibilities, in behalf of his country and his family. Fighting his way through forests, attacked on all sides by wild animals and Indians, this staunch explorer, Daniel Boone, showed the same undying spirit of desire to attempt the impossible, that engineers of today are revealing in their mighty works of science and art. Years later, Marcus Whitman made his way slowly and steadily over the western hills and mountains striving to reach Oregon, a new land, a new haven of opportunity. AA'ith naught to guide him but vague rumors brought in bvscoutsand Indians, Whitman trod a wonderful land that he would soon disclose to the world, a land of which he knew little. He knew not whether the land was fit for civilization nor if the result of his expedition would recompense all the hardships and difficulties that beset him during his journey through those almost impassable mountain cuts and trails. Deep in his heart he knew that it was at risk of life and fortune, yet the thrill of adventure, the gamble of the risk, and the burning light of the pioneer kept him going toward his goal and success. To this day .America leads the world in discovering improvements for mankind. What can Europe show to compare with the Woolworth building and the transportation system of New York and Chicago? Where in the world is there a bridge so perfectly constructed as ours from Philadelphia to Camden or that row of bridges from New York to Brooklyn? However impossible it may seem, America always made the first attempt. Although France first conceived the idea of the Panama Canal, .America led the way in the construction of that great world improvement. The forerunner of aviation, the pioneer of the automobile, the greatest developer of the radio, and, in fact, the leader of the world in nearly all branches of science, business, sport, art. America is forever starting out on a new expedition to find the undiscovered, and to accomplish what has never before been done. That same spirit and enthusiasm of Daniel Boone has kept pace with the rising generations, it now rests in the minds of such typical (Turn lo page US) ■cj .50 1=fKMK. VLALl „ 'THE CAftTOOtiiST STumY THEY OOrtT COM£ UP—tlA BL I PUT THL SLEDS IH , UPSIDE DOWN! ROY-G- DOES fl LITTLE SLLUTHIHQ Hi THL BACK YARD. HAPPl - Co-LUCKY TALKATIVE HNtr y CANTON EO?D THE MIDNI HT OIL. ON HO YEA? BOOK ' WO? K CINNY UWRC H oracle'manacek PEG VOZZY BABY DAY The Semor-a Had a Grabbing docdTimc at The Liquid i r Demonstration CEORCfTTE 6JBY 04Y J ARHSTROtiQ n,)) MAURER THL SLHIOR PHOlOQmm HELEN vansant ■4 oo y-NAME Abrams, Haline......... Armstrong, Josephine. ... B ALLEN TINE, JANETTE.. Bean, Helen............ Berkenstock, Edwin..... Biddle, Estella........ Blume, Mildred......... WHERE THEY SHINE In chemistry As Princess ('hrysanthemum Being quiet On the dance floor In arguing Writing poetry In debating Bowman, Merrill In the (ilee Club FAVOR ITE EX PR ESSION ‘Oh, gosh!” Hot tamale!” 11 have to laugh.” You bet!” “ leaping lizards!” ‘Ye gods!” What makes you so?” Gallopin’ fish!” think Chestnut, Ruth Clauses, Grace. Coleman, Mary. Cooper, Grace.. Cooper, Rachel Corbin, William Corey, Dorothy Crane, Beatrix . Davis, Grace. .. Diver, Brooks. . Dolton, Ruth .. Engard, Marion As editor-in-chief of the ( RACLE Honor Roll Being silent Selling candy In Willow Grove With bees In Latin Acting Socially Tennis Spelling Library Ervin, Herbert Finney, Grace. . On the dance-floor In everything “Stuh!” “I’ll tell the world I do.” “Good gravy!” “ For crying in a bucket!” “Where’s Irma?” “Is that right?” “ For crying out loud!” “Couldn’t you die!” “Run up an alley!” “Hot chimney!” “Man o’ War!” “That’s enough to make anybody cuss!” “Aw, gee!” “No kidding!” Fowler, Ruth........... Freeman, Ruth.......... Gallagher, Regina....... Getches, George......... Geuther, Martha......... Gitlin, Ben............. Green, Elmer............ Greenspan, Marjorie. ... Hafer, Dorothy......... Hale, Jack.............. Harvey, Alice.......... Making breaks As little Eva With Peg Anyhow and anywhere Juggling All-around athlete In helping out P. (). I). Singing Operetta—as Emperor Artist of the Oracle «« «« a 4» « « My hair is not red!’’ Oh, dear!” My word!” Boy, ain’t she nize? My word!” Oh, shucks!” How do you get that way? “Oh, blab!” “There ought to l e a law in Japan ...” “ Where is she?” “Oh, Maurice!” AMBITION To be a chemist To lie an illustrator Grammar School teacher To be a musician To beat Fred Roll in tennis To be a singer To travel To shovel smoke in a feather factory To l e a misanthrope Star reporter of the Bulletin President of Lincoln University Private secretary To have a good time To sing in the Penn State Glee (’lub To be a nurse Wedding bells To get enough sleep To go to Annai olis To be a teacher Charity work To l e a doctor Secretary of League of Women Voters Invent new shorthand system To l e an actress To high-hat a certain H. T. M. To l e a mattress tester To be a teacher To beat Charlie Paddock To be a tax collector To be a dietitian Be a nurse Caruso the II Go around the world DESTINY To be a Latin teacher The movies Gym instructor at Temple To raise chickens Chief of police To l»c a newspa| er critic To edit a magazine To run an ice cream truck To keep a home for stray cats Editor of the Timcs-Chronicle Home maker Teacher in a Charm School Swim the English Channel To hit .400 President of Bryn Mawr 'Feaching Domestic Science To sutfer with insomnia Deck swabber on the Leviathan Kindergarten teacher Assistant to Dr. Funke Dancing instructor Premiere Danse use of the Metropolitan Invent a new hair dye Cashier at the Stanley Successor to Mother Goose Night watchman at Wellesley Juggler in Barnum and Bailey’s Sailor in the Swiss Navy Waiter in the Automat Real estate salesman Nurse Lindl)ergh Emi eror of Japan First non-stop flight around the worldNAME Hays, Howard........... Hellwig Albert......... Hill, Edward........... Hirst, Jack............ Hoffman, Wesley........ Holt, Charles.......... Hopkins, Lester........ Hcft, Theodore......... Kalberer, Ruth......... Keitsch, Elizabeth..... Kern, Harry............ Kochenberger, Kathryn . Kochey, Joseph......... Kohler, Franklin....... Krier, Helen........... Lane, Thomas........... Leidy, Louise.......... Lever, Charles......... Liedike, Helen......... Lindfors, Maurice..... Lockwood, Ralph........ Lord, Carleton......... Mallory, Lewis........ March ant, Eleanor.... M A 88EY, FLOHENCE..... Maurer, Eleanor........ Mebus, Chester........ Meyer, Karl........... Mohs, Miriam ......... Mooney, Helen......... Mullican, Jean........ Newberry, Edna......... O’Neill, Lewis......... Oppenheimer, Miriam. ... O’Reilly, Mary......... Owens, Fred............ Pearson, Joe........... Potts, John............ Raab, Elizabeth........ Rea, Earl.............. WHERE THEY SHINE FAVORITE EXPRESSION AMBITION As a scientist “Would you!” Mayor of Churchville (letting into mischief “Let’s propel ourselves.” Be a man Mathematics “Doggone it!” Raise guinei pigs Argumen “I left my paper home.” Elect rieal engineer In the orchestra “Aw, you’re crazy.” Science teacher Chemistry and Math “Darnfiknow!” Hasn’t any Behind the bat “Hit it out!” To catch Lefty Grove Stage manager “Where is she?” To l e a world-famous lover In the library “Miss Ayers ought to To be a kindergarten teacher know.” In Oral English “Glory be!” To be a doctor Our president “Pipe down there, fellows!” Marry Floss Typist for Oracle “Dam it!” To l»e like Peter Pan On the football field “Not that!” To play on the Yellow Jackets As I'ncle Horace “Wait a minute.” To l e an artist A real athlete “Hello, chicken!” Join Barnum and Bailey’s In his Ford “Where’s Corbin?” Bridge Builder Tennis “Tutti Frutti!” To l eat Helen Wills On the soccer field “I don’t know.” To get plenty to eat R x m Three “I don’t think so.” To work for the Bell Co. “Some” debater “What do you mean?” Aviator In typing “Where’s Svens?” To be a druggist In tennis “Forty-love” To play tennis on roller skates In the outfield “Yeh—” Be a baseball player (’ommercial Law “Goodness!” Mr. Krueger’s secretary In everything “I near had a fit.” Be a forester In Study Hall “ Psssst!” Queen of the May In debating “Gwan!” To grow tall With the ladies “Do you think it’ll rain?” Certified public accountant With Mae “Gee, I’m scared!” To pass A. II. S. s| eed tests Basketball “Where’s my chicken?” Coach basketball I»cker room “I’ll miss my train!” Keep order in the locker room Ardsley “And how?” To draw cartoons In raising the roof “A little more than a pound, madam.” “You’re wonderful.” One of the seven slee| ers Fairy Mooonbeam To sing in grand o| era In being funny “Hurry up, Franklin.” To write i erfect English Math “Check!” To go to West Point Everywhere “Aw!” To stay single As treasurer of our class “Hello, Wap!” Bank president In English “How’s you?” To edit Poetry Selling tickets “Hot system!” Go to college DESTINY To write a motorists’ guide Be a great mathematician Manufacturer of red neckties Teach English in A. H. S. Play a fiddle on a street corner To run the Oracle To catch a bad cold Piano mover Raise Persian kittens Veterinary Taxidermist Chief typist of Ardsley Herald Chef in Linton’s Life guard at Pennypack Toe dancer Big man of Dresher Ping pong champion Discover the fourth dimension Somebody’s boss To get a real thrill Burgess of Jenkintown Marble champion of Camden Fish warden Lawyer World’s greatest orator The eighth wonder of the world Mayor of Glenside Real estate salesman To compose nursery rhymes Modiste Croquet instructress Fashion page of the Ledger Taxi driver First woman president Mr. Weirick’s secretary Be a uniformed door tender Marry a South American dancer Treasurer of I’nited States To broadcast bedtime stories Sell refrigerators to the EskimosV NAME WHERE THEY SHINE FA VC RITE EX PRESSION Reeves, Ruth At the end of the hall— “Don’t ask me!” No, realty!” Bieder, Margaret At dramatics Ritter, William Soccer “How about this bookkeeping?” Roberts, Mae Writing poetry for the Rockett, George Oracle “Where’s Miriam?” On the track “Got your homework done?” Roth, Alfred In football “ Fish!” Sanders, Reynold Making excuses “Gee Whiz!” Sai rman, Ida Typing “Holy eats!” Schwartz, Adelaide In the Maxwell “Want some peanuts?” Scott, Francis Science Great Scottf” Scott, Margaret Being sweet “You egg!’’ Shoemaker, Charlotte. .. Student “Oh, my dear!” Su gg, Elwood In some one’s Ford “ I don’t know. ” Stexger. Elliot On the mound “Hey, Toads” Stevens. Charles Nature ( bib “Full of soup” Strickland, Beatrice. .. . Dancing “Don’t l e dumb.” Svenson, John On the links “Ain’t that sumpin?” Tomlinson, Norman Smiles “ Why?” Ti ll. Joseph In Mechanical Drawing “How’s your whiskers?” Tyson, Eari Selling tickets Peg’s parlor “Man. dear!” Cnrcii, Virginia “I don’t doubt it!” 1 JzELMEIER, VALTER In the Vocational Club “Horse radish!” Vandegrift, Minerva. ... Bookkeeping “Oh. gee!” Vansant, Helen In Hollywood “Tst! Tat!” Veale, Frank Mechanical drawing “That’s a gyp!” Vetter, Eleanor Beading French “Gee, it’s cold!” Vozzy, Margaret On the track “Ask Jean. She knows.” Ware, Helen Traveling “Gosh!” Watson, Anna Horseback riding “Golly!” • Weber, Florence As Mrs. Wiggs “That’s great.” Willett, Albert Teasing in Boom Three “You would.” Wilson, Francis Being mischievous “Got any pennies to throw?” Wright, Kathryn On the tennis court “Oh, dear!” Verger, Mary Always talking Got your class dues?” . AMBITION DESTINY Stenographer Head of A. II. S. Commercial Dept. Be a great swimmer Society matron All-American Soccer Team Understudy to Tom Mix Live in Europe Live in Willow Grove Beat Charlie Hoffman Beat a rug To live in New Jersey Captain of the Leviathan Say nothing in six languages Break record for hundred yard dash Court stenographer Champion typist of the United States Be a man-hater A famous beauty Private detective ( ontortionist Domestic Science teacher Dean of Brvn Mawr Musician Get-through-quick system of book- Caterer for children's parties keeping Clerk in the Almar Store Matthewson the Second To succeed George Arliss Butterfly collector Bun a bird factory To l e a second Pavlowa Ziegfeld Follies Professional golfer Caddie To lie tall To invent a new shaving cream Invent the rattleless Ford Sheik of Boslvn To understudy Stokowski To l»e an auto racer To travel Business manager of the P. B. T. Ambassador to ('bile Write Ivory soap ads County auditor Professor of child psychology To l e a jockey To sell hobby horses Sports editor of the Ledger Win the Bok prize To climb Mount Everest Drive a low-swung Packard road- To teach music in A. II. S. ster Drive a Cunningham cab. Actress Swim the Atlantic Ocean Famous painter Paint City Hall Keep a novelty .-hop Director of a girls’ camp Be champion speed typist Bookkeeper Knight of the open road Sergeant-of-arms in the Senate World’s champion tennis player Champion of Glenside 0| en up a candy shop Wrapping saltwater taffiesjTTHE ORACLE ) V STUDY 11ALL fTUDY Hall! These two words mean to the average person a place in which students may pursue their Muses. But alas! More than one muse has eluded her pursuer through the lack of diligence, lie it known that while many enter Study Hall with good intentions—the majority of those intentions leave intact. In this renowned room, hundreds have sat planning for their success in examinations, plays, sports and other events of vital importance to a high school career. Every conceivable subject has been studied, all the way from insects to beautiful poetry. Knowledge of the world has been scanned and pulled apart. Problems of the utmost seriousness arise, such as, “The chemistry formula does not agree with your formula” or “The teacher got a different answer from yours,” “The war of 1812 doesn’t mean to you what it does to Air. Smiley.” Then dear old Study Hall is the favorite recluse’s refuge. Many a friendship has begun here. In spite of the careful eye of a watchful teacher, occasionally a whisper or a sound will escape into the characteristic stillness of the room. There is a marked difference between the under classmen and the upper classmen, for the Freshmen, restless and untiring group, cannot be content unless they are running up and down the halls. They seek the library as a place to satisfy their Muses. The Seniors, having gone through all that have acquired an air of self-content and responsibility. So, Freshmen, in parting, the Seniors wish to say: “ Don’t ever forget Study Hall. It will never hurt you. It will do you a lot of good. Look where it got us. ” Louise Leidy, ’27. P. O. I). W ntST thing in the morning M 7 when we’re just waking up or last thing in the afternoon when we’re ready to doze off again after onr strenuous efforts during the day— that’s when we travel to Room Thirty-four for a little diversion. Now we know what the Congressmen do at Washington. Ah! Those innumerable bills for stocking the Nesliaminy and l’ennypack with bullfrog eggs and the riders for stocking the Everglades with alligator eggs! We know all about the rights of citizens, too, but we re afraid to take advantage of them because we may be judged insane. After a few “Zips”, we are willing to learn almost anything, even “Common Sense.” Anyway, we enjoy the class w’here the stately Seniors became children again. -4 66 p Mildred Blume, ’27.TRIG. CLASS T’S a lot easier to say “trig” than “trigonometry” and it doesn’t sound nearly so bad, either. But, once we start, it’s easy to be seen that one is just as bad as the other. First we get a nice little book, almost the littlest book since we left first grade. A few days pass wherein we get some hazy ideas of what a “sin” and “cos” are. Then Mr. Gernert promptly takes away our books and gives us smaller ones. Ah! This looks easy. But, wait! We now start in all over again and find that a “sin” or “cos” changes a lot. The opposite side becomes the ordinate, the hypotenuse becomes the distance, and everything has all kinds of funny names. The real fun begins now, formulae. Sixty-eight of ’em! Nuff said! Then logs! It’s great fun. multiplying two by two and getting 3.!)!)!) for an answer. Funny, isn’t it? But the work is just beginning. We now learn how to use “logs” and “sines” all at once, in order to find out how far a rowboat would be from you if you were up in a lighthouse two thousand feet below sea level at high tide and the angle of elevation was two hundred ninety-three degrees, seventy-six seconds, one hundred minutes. By the way, that’s an interesting problem to work out. From the sublime to the ridiculous! We have all enjoyed ourselves immensely, and Trig, luu been fun after all, thanks to Mr. Gernert. Fred Owens, ’27. SHORTHAND f M y 11F. good ship “Senior Short-m hand,” started on its journey in the calm waters of Room Three. We sailed along smoothly to the tune of the ripples, “Dear Sir, In answer to—Yours truly.” When we were half way to our destination, a slight storm arose and blew our boat into the waters of Room Twenty-three. Then the ripples became larger, almost waves. The tune of the waves was the same but oh—so much faster! Just as we had nearly reached the port, a terrible storm arose. Quite a few almost lost their lives. This storm is better known as “Speed Tests.” Our ship tossed about with the first requirement, 100 words per minute. The storm grew worse with the rate of 100 words for two minutes. When the final wind blew at the rate of 100 words for three minutes, our ship almost went down! But then came the calm after the storm. Our captain, Mr. Kreuger, had piloted us safely through. We have gained plenty of information and experience besides the good times we have had together. What we have learned on this journey w ill give us a chance to be of some use in the world—of use to other people. And by giving our best and succeeding, w-e are doing something for old Abington. Is that not the best that we might accomplish? 07 {-=- Ruth Fowler, ’27.-(THE: ORACLE j 4 ENGLISH HERE . 11! WHAT a relief to come to » I a class where we can really talk about every-day things. News articles, stories, editorials, essays, and poetry, all aid in making the period enjoyable as well as beneficial. Very often we have discussions, and, boy! what discussions they are. They always set every one on Ins toes. We argue about nothing in particular and everything in general, but we surely get a great deal out of it. Grammar lessons are rather boresome but the program is so arranged that there is not too much of the same kind of work together. There is always a happy and friendly spirit, in the “Blue Room,” and no one is ever blue. Ah! pardon me, that’s a mistake; for sometimes when we have to memorize twelve lines of poetry, almost every one is so. Outside of that, everything is rosy—this does not include the marks for they are usually blue. But getting away from our color scheme, I want to tell you that any one will be welcome in Room Six at any time; that is, except snakes. Drop around sometime and get acquainted. Karl Meyer, ’27. A1 ECI IAN ICA L 1 )RAWfN( i ECH ANl'CA L Drawing needs no word of introduction or explanation. We all know where it is, how to get there, and what’s there, besides Air. Greenly. But do we know how things are done there? Do you know how to make a tracing, what to use to make ink run freely, which side of tracing cloth to use, how to hold a ruling pen, howr to use angles with a T-square, or how to make a blue-print? Do you know how to develop a cam, construct gears, design a building, draw construction details, or even draw isometric of perspective views of a house or object? If not, wouldn't it help you to learn? Of course, mechanical drawing is crowded; it’s getting popular with boys from Freshmen to Seniors. No matter how crowded it is, you’ll always find something to do and somewhere to work. Speaking of places to work, that drawing room is quite a remarkable place. You’d be surprised to know how many it can really accommodate. “if a Freshman can do a Senior plate, why wait until he’s a Senior?” That’s one of Mr. Greenly’s pet theories. So, if you show any real aptitude for drawing, you won’t be kept back with the rest on elementary stuff, but you'll get some work that’s in your class, in other words, Air. Greenly gives you work according to ability, and not to grade. There’s plenty of room to step out, you see, and lead the way. Another thing! Aleehanical drawing won't be all that you’ll learn You’ll be catching remarks or hearing explanations about such things as automobiles, radio, factories, industrial processes, machinery, architecture, building, vocational trades. Alechani-cal drawing is a mighty fine subject. It pays! =4 os h Frank Yeale, ’27.4 (THE! ORACLED SPANISH HO said Spanish wasn’t interesting? When we learn how to say “good-bye”and “good morning” in Spanish, we think that we are the best Spanish speakers in the world. We immediately decide that we are going to Mexico or Spain when we graduate. Then along comes that terrible thunderbolt which ruins our chance, the subjunctive. We soon recover from our shock, only to find another sticker in the conjugations. Here, sad to say, we fare worse. But all Spanish is not so hard as it seems. In translation, we read many funny as well as interesting stories. We learn how the Spaniards live. Better yet, we learn how to write letters in Spanish. When we find that we can manage Dear Paul” or “Dear Mary,” we know for sure that when we grow up, we are going to be interpreters in some of Mr. Smiley’s courts. One thing we have to add is that when one goes to Spanish class, he is not going to Study Hall. All one does in Spanish Class is to recite, every minute of the time. Walter Uzelmeier, 'il. ENGLISH THERE OMAR KHAYYAM had the right idea, “Take the cash and let the credit go.” Little did we realize how that same idea applied in our English! During the recent term, we observed some things in English class that would not necessarily be included in that subject. I irst, we saw the hard-working plugging type of pupil who got his English, and got it well; not a detail escaped him. Then we watched the fellow who didn’t work quite so hard, but in some manner drank in the cream of his work and left the milk behind. And finally we observed the least-working, and certainly not wisest student, who overlooked the points of vital value, but never ceased to imbibe details and argue over them, things that mattered little. Here’s where the idea comes in. Get the really valuable things firmly fixed in your mind, and forget the useless details that will serve only to confuse you. Certainly you can find in Browning or Carlyle plenty of room for thoughts and ideas that will help you greatly while Macbeth—we all remember him —surely got across a moral that is well worth remembering. A s for essay, editorial, composition and letter writing, we consider that one of the most important parts of the course, to say nothing of oral work on Mondays, that deals with anything from the war in China to what the well-dressed women will wear. And speaking of poetry, we never learned to appreciate it until we came to our last year, in fact, we all like English—except on composition days—but best of all, we like that quiet voice in Room Five. And by the way, take our advice. If you like a Southern accent, that’s the room for you. Frank Veai e, '-27. . ■tfl 09 $»•.THE ORACLE j CHEMISTRY rgV E chemist's automobile drive M has at last reached its destination with Air. Messinger as driver. None killed, a few badly injured on the road of chemistry! In fact, a few sailed through in a Packard, but the majority went bumping and jolting along in a Ford. Sometimes, they were even too lazy to give it gas, in other words to study. Sometimes our driver shot questions at us, sixty miles an hour. Then we lost not only our hats, but our brains with them. We all met detour signs—“Oral Exams to Right”—“Equations to Left.” Eotli roads were bumpy. We tried them and some of us won through, about done for. We all shouted with joy when we passed them. Nevertheless, a large part of the way was smooth We enjoyed ourselves and we learned so many interesting things. The time spent in the lab was indeed a pleasure. Experiment and then some more experiments—but how fascinating! Strange sights we saw—now a substance white, now red. We reached our destination, refreshed by the trip, with a store of new knowledge. Juniors, take the ride of the chemist. It is well worth your time. Kathryn Wright, ’27. VIRGIL N THE fastness of her castle walls, there is a petite, black-eyed damsel who teaches Virgil. This castle is quite inaccessible to students who aspire to take up their abode there for the fourth year; that is, the Juniores Romani sometimes think so. But in reality, if you do not object to work, if you are interested in poetry, if you like romance and adventure, please find the castle of Virgil. All the heroes and heroines of great epics greet us in this castle. Aeneas and Dido are wonderful characters to be with for ayear although, sometimes “Imperatives and Greek Nouns” seem to stump one. Even so, any one who really lives in this castle and takes Virgil seriously will go out of Abington a wiser and a better person. Many blue Mondays, Miss Lobach made the hour seem brighter, but alas! many fair days we made quite miserable for her. And so we drifted through our castle of fairyland until Commencement time came, and at last we realized that we were really in the land of life. Then did we realize how much Virgil meant to us and how much we had gained. •=![ 70 L Grace Clauser, ’27.•ft (THE ORACLE I OFFICE PRACTICE OFFICE practice, as taught by our Mr. Krueger, makes us feel that, when we come to enter the business life, we are fully equipped to sit down beside our employer and give him a helping hand in running his business. This, no doubt, may sound egotistical. A short visit to Room Two would convince the most skeptical that we are on the job. In law, we are past masters—ask Mr. Krueger if that isn’t so. When we leave the class room, our heads are filled with “bills of lading, freight rates, what is the local train out from Feasterville, C. O. 1)., C. I. F., itineraries, etc.” Really, it is a wonder that we get the right bus home. The technicalities of law have no terrors for us. We certainly would not want to miss this class. We, the Commercial Class of ’27, having received the following bequest from those of the Class of ’26, pass it on to those who follow: “We cheerfully bequeath to those who follow after us all the joys and sorrows of our class, chief among which is the instructor, Mr. Krueger, the greatest joy, but seldom the greatest sorrow.” Helen Liedike, ’27. THE LUNCH LINE 6DUT y clesk. your feet under the Not so fast going out”—B-r-r-r-, Mr. Messin-ger’s sentence is broken—a wild rush down the hall—a collision with some who are coming out of another door— down the steps two at a time—jump about the last three—a little farther, our destination is reached. No, not the outside of a burning building, just the door of the lunch-room. “Oh, those privileged to walk in ahead of us! We grab a tray and forget a fork, then hold up the whole line by calling to some one, “Hand me a fork, will you?” Crash—that was only a bottle of milk that toppled over, and not the skylight falling down. “Those cakes are two for a cent. I can’t charge you a half cent for one.” “Thirty cents”—clank—-the change goes off the tray. Ah, that ordeal is over! Now for the eats—-if we can find a seat—yes, there’s one all saved for us and we begin. Roast beef, brown gravy, crisp rolls just out of the oven, chocolate pudding with whipped cream! Boy, those cooks can cook! Then another bell rings. This one tells us that the best period in the day is over. -4 71 Jl=- Ruth Fowler, ’27.I, -(THE ORACLE X-4 TYPING HAT is that volcanic eruption issuing from the commercial department, an eruption intermingled with hoarse shouts of “Stop!” “Go!” No, it is not a lesson in traffic regulation. It is only Mr. Krueger’s voice, supervising the speed tests of the Senior Typing Class. If one should enter the building through the Boys’ Entrance, he would hear a sound like the droning of many bees. In reality, it is the buzzing of many Underwoods, L. C. Smiths, Royals, etc. Typing classes are very, very pleasant. One never gets the least bit lonesome for there is always plenty of work to be done. Let’s give three cheers for the Busy, Buzzing Bees! Grace Cooi er, ’27. ROOM THREE t W yHERE’S a hum in the air as m one passes through the eastern wing of A. H. S. It’s coming from Room Three, of course, the business room of the school. Messrs. Krueger and Kumiss are the president and vice-president respectively, of the “Business” of this room. The employees of the “Business” are Commercial Seniors with a scattering of Commercial Juniors, who, for the most part, are among the peppy students of the school. Peg Vozzy, Fuzz Krier, Helen Mooney and Adolph Sanders uphold the honor of Room Three in hockey, basketball, and track. Ginny Unruh, Peg Vozzy, Stell Biddle, Kitty Kochenberger and Nervy Vande-grift have worked faithfully on the Oracle Staff, while Merry Yerger and Jerry Cooper have toiled just as faithfully on the Abinglonian Staff. And Stell Biddle and Jean Gallagher have done their best for Room Three on the Honor Roll. Yes, Estella is on the Commencement Honor List. Without a doubt, Room Three is one of the most important rooms in A. II. S. Regina Gallagher, ’27.55=33 Jk (THE ORACLE £ FRENCH JT y ERE we spent many pleasant f 1 periods in our earnest endeavor to convert ourselves into Frenchmen. The hours sped by while we wrote compositions in French, tried to converse in French, became more familiar with France, its people and its customs, and last but by no means least, translated the works of the French masters. After we had translated a story, the real fun began. We discussed and analyzed the characters, the plot, the theme, the author’s motive in writing it to such an extent that before we were through we felt that the personages of the story were old friends and we expected to see them walking down the street at any time. There was one thing, however, that tended to mar our complete happiness and constituted the bane of our existence—the writing of an original play in French. For months ahead of time all the nightmares we had we ascribed to the mere thought of writing that play. Rut the thought was nothing in comparison to the actual trial of writing it! After everything was said and done, however, we did appreciate the master’s effort in trying to discover in us a spark of dramatic ability. And we did learn some French. Charlotte Shoemaker, '‘■27. ADVANCED ALGEBRA r TLEEPY and happy after a full i meal, a group of Senior math. students wandered into fifth periods class, with Mr. Gernert, the happy-go-lucky pessimist, to subject themselves to Horner’s method and a whole flock of theorems, all ready to prey on whatever is left of the Senior mind after a strenuous morning. The dwindling algebra class, as it is well termed, says bye-bye to a member whom it has finished and immediately turns and loses itself in a maze of vanishing fractions and undertermined coefficients. I have called Mr. Gernert a pessimist but I reverse myself and say that only an optimist could so joyfully hand out those thick, red books and say “We will study this from cover to cover. The man who gets his stuff from day to day is going to live a blissful life algebraically.” We soon discover the truth of this axiom mathematically. The loafers get into a deeper and thicker haze as time goes on and finally sink from view altogether. As for the rest of us, we wander in, happy and contented, sit blissfully while limiting values and Sturm’s method go breezing about our ears and over our heads and just as blissfully wander out, quite impressed with the wonders of college math. 73 L Charles Holt, '27.ASSEMBLY VERY morning we take our place in the Auditorium to get awake before going to the first class. What does Assembly mean ? Fifteen minutes away from classes? There may be a few in Abington who feel that way about it but I doubt if there are many. When we go to the Auditorium, there is usually a treat in store for us. The regular exercises, under Mr. Weirick’s leadership, with Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Greenly conducting the music, are an inspiration to begin the day right. But our chapel exercises are more delightful through an occasional speaker or musician. Such speakers as Mr. Flude or the Reverend J. W. Kaufman show the political, educational, and moral needs of the country. Musicians like Mr. Homer, Mr. Vetter, Mr. O’Brien, Mrs. Wynkoop and Mrs. Barr thrill each one of us and make us feel the real joy in music. Then, there are also times when we don’t feel so joyous, for instance, on Lincoln’s birthday when Mr. Weirick calls for volunteers to recite the Gettysburg Address. No, we must not forget the novel exercises under the direction of the Boys’ Council or the Senior Class! And then there are such delightful programs for Arbor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc! Yes, we like our Assembly and we wouldn’t want to part with it. Grace Finney, ’27. ■4 • I  ctmet oracle The Carnival of 1950 i £ £ YAY, Hiram, who started up i this thing enny way? I ain't seen sicli a freekisli kind o’ 1 carnival senee my gran’pop was knee high to an onion. ” •j “Wal, I cain’t jist say ez to who 1 started ut, but a feller by the name of ! — naow whut is thut feller’s name?” : Hiram scratched his head, while Si patiently waited to hear more. ! “I’ve got ut!” Hiram exclaimed, • “He’s a guy named after Alfred the j Great. Roth is his name—an’ he : owns this here outfit. Seems t’me he started it up fer the benefit of some old school pals o’ his’n thet lied dropped out o’sight fer some years an’ suddenly showed up, with nary a copper cent to ther names but with lottsa this here stuff they call..‘talent.’ They sure hev made some show put uv ut to. Ain’t i one uv them whut kin be beat!” “Wal, wal,” Si shook his head, “ye daon’t say. Ik there enny wiramen among ’em!” “Wimmen en children en guys,” Hiram responded solemnly. “D’yuh know enny uv ’em?” Si asked raising his shaggy eyebrows inquiringly. “Every blank one. This feller, Roth, gave me the low down on ’em all. Let’s see naow. There’s one guy whut’s a rcg’lar shootin’ star. Rockett’s his name. Ain’t never seen enny guy go up so dern high an’ cum shootin’ daown like he does. En’ there’s ; thut guy whut kin ketch-up with ennything on wheels. Ritter’s his name. Sa-ay, they got two swell fightin’ fellers. Wahddya call them ■ ones thet daon’t hurt each other. Wrastlers, thet’s whut they be. One guy’s got a name like a derby an’ the other one—his’n sounds like a painter feller er somepin. Benny Gitlin, he’s the one in purple en’ green en’ Sven-son’s the one in red en’ yaller. See thet guy over tliair? Wal. he’s a champeen tramp,—walkers they call fellers like him. His name’s Sanders— ' he sure kin walk without treadin’ on j his own toes. Thar’s thet contor- , tionest feller—over there in the tight ‘ pants. He makes the kind uv faces thet would sicken your own caow. Some times he gits all tangled up en’ they hev some job gitten him apart. Frank,—Frank Scott’s his name. Them two old fellers over thair hev the longest beards in the world—Ike Stenger en Kid Slugg. All them queer lookin’ flowers en plants over thar er taken care uv by a feller named Charles Stevens who’s bugs on Bott-Annie. “Thet thar orange and blue tent b’longs to the fortune tellers. Them kind thet tells wives how not to treat their husbands,—ther names er Strickland en Rieder. Then thar’s them two little guys whut ride horses—chockeys they call themselves—Tomlinson end Wilson. Thet gal thar guarantees to work correctly enny cross word puzzle you giv’er. She’s always right ’en Wright’s her name. Thet hockey marvel over thar is Alary Coleman. Hear thet funny gabbin noise? Wal, thet’s the woman who hain’t never stopped talkin’ sence the day she wuz born. Her name’s Yerger, en she kin even beat my wife. (!JM -A.-OhZ ORACLE . “Thet guy with the spangles hangin all over his ears en all is the star dancer en stage pufformer of the world. His name’s Ted Huft they call him the guy with the skinned heels! Thet jane over thar in the hlack en white is the slicket egg banger en tray shover I ever seen—Bettina Raab’s her handle, en she sure gives service. Thet dame over thar, chewin’ a pencil en pullin’ her hair is Maime Roberts, the po’tress. En the one over thar a gestulatin is Helen W are, the famous elecshoution-ist. Thet gal over thar, named Lady Grace Cooper, he , charge uv the elephants, en they sure do some high steppin’ fer her. Thet gal runnin’ around is a regular race horse, her name’s Vozzy en they call her 'greased-Lightnin’ fer short. “Thet feller yellin his head off over thar is Mr. Lord the ticket seller, en the guy in the cage is Earl Rea, the famous non-change cashier. They hev three beoutiful primmer donner singers, hev you heard them? No! Wal, thair names is Madame Geuther, Fraulein Ilafer en Senorita Oppen-heimer. .-Ml the swell paintin’ on the lion’s cages is done by three French artists—La Petite Watson, La Cute Harvey en La Belle Scott. The guy with the shiny stuff on his hair is a famous sheik—Pott’s is his prefix en all the janes fall fer his fish line. Next is thet thar famous guy wlmt will argue for en against enny question et the same time en win on both sides. His name’s Charley Holt. Thet hefty guy thar is the strong man of the show, Joe Kochey. “Thet tent over thar with the name ‘Thomas Lane’ on ut is owned by a feller whut grows eggs from egg plants. En thet gal in the short red dress is Madamoiselle Yansant, the popular circus rider. Thar’s a feller named Brooks Diver whut breeds Scotch bloodhounds—the kind thet never give up a scent. Thet gal with th fuzzy hair. Crash Finney, tickles the ivories when the elephants get fidgety. Thet feller Uzelmier and thet gal Vandegrift are living advertisements of the early bird ketching the worm. See thet hair on that Fowler gal. It tuk a prize for being the reddest hair in the county. And that high-falutin’ lady in the pie-azzy is named Blumy. She’s a color-tury sopran-o—whatever thet may be. Then thar’s a fellow kept in a closed up tent, ’way back thar. He’s guaranteed to break enny woman’s heart thet cums within two feet uv him—name’s Karl Meyer. Thet woman in the snake skins is a noted sorceress, Beatrix Crane—she’d saucer ennybodv with her eyes. See them thar chem-eestree wonders, ther names er Keitseh en Engard. They turn some kinda blue paper red. Them thar two wimmeii in the striped dresses er famous fat reducers, Grace Davis en Helen Mooney—living examples. “The magic wonder. Lady Rachel Cooper—makes every one wonder wliar the magic is. See them three wimmen thar, the only three kind in captivity—Charlotte Shoemaker, Janette Patent ine en Raline Abrams— hain’t never spoke more’n two words in ther lives. Thet flowery gal thar is a real princess—Princess Josephine Armstronglee Lol-e-pop, from Japan. Thet guy, Berkenstock, invented a ‘skid ball' fer tennis. Them ladies thar b’long to the kingdom uf Old King Cole. Y ou should see them gals step. Si! Misses Saurman, Marchant, Newberry, Mohs, Bean, O’Reilly, Maurer, 77 L(THE ORACLE ) Weber, Reeves, Schwartz, Mullican en Vetter. Look ut them two gals, Si! That’s Miss Kochenberger en Miss Liedike. Kan’t they play a whizzin on them thar typewritters. Thar’s thet newspaper woman whut gethers all the town news. Her name’s Greenspan. En thar’s thet famous French tennis player, Madmoiselle Helene Kriere. Thars thet gal Dolton, she kin spell enny word yer kin think uv. See that woman? She’s Miss Biddle, thut singer thut sung a duet on the redio thet time. See that gal. No gal in the world hez hair prettier en Virginia Unruh. En it’s not one uv them perpetual waves thet wimmen get now-a-days. “Thet guy thar’s a royal Chiner man,—Jack-lee Hail-lee, the famous Emperor What-fer-Why uv China. Them thar fellers er dere-devils in the first degree. Hellwig, Owens, en Hopkins. They’ll do ennything from spinning a top to pullin’ hair. That feller, George Getches, gives illustrated lectures on ‘How to Lead Cheers’. Thet ’ed-haired feller. Hays, is the biggest pumpkin grower uv the world en thet woman in the stiff collar is Miss Massey, the greatest woman politician in sixty-seven counties. See thet guy Hirst, whut lectures on, ‘Why Nitrates are Cheaper then Day Rates?’ Them wimmen over thar are professional man-haters. Just watch ’em act when a man’s name is mentioned. Ther names are Leidy, Kalberer, Gallagher en Freeman. Thet woman thar, Ruth Chestnut, is the first woman who ever thought of feedin cats salted peanuts so they’d drink water instead uv milk. En thet guy, Joe Tull, hez an iron grey beard which hez started to rust. Thet feller, Earl Tyson, usta train tigers to eat off his hands—thet’s why he hain’t got no hands. There’s Lind-fors—he paid a quarter to see Elmer Green en Chester Mebus, the tallest en shortest men in the world. “Here cums Mayor Kern en his crowd. Thet’s Pearson the Sheriff en Kohler the aged life insurance agent in back uv him. Thet feller in the pink is Corbin the editor uv ‘County Gossip’. Thet lady in the lavender dress is Miss Corey, the Latin teacher. Thet guy with the big black bag is Doc Herb Ervin, the l est boss doc in llickville en thet angelic lookin’ feller with him is the preacher Hoffman. See that lady thar—she’s Grace Clauser, the old-town society debutante. Thet tall feller with the smile is Veale, the designer uv ladies’ ultra-fashionable dresses en the fellers bringin’ up the rear er Chief Lcven en his force. Lock-wood, Bowman, Mallory, O’Neil, Willett en Hill. “Funny, hain’t ut? All them ladies en gentlemen usta be members uv a class they called ‘27’. Now what do you suppose thet wuz? No, I hain’t got the faintest idea—let’s go get some corn pop. Si.” And they left the carnival of 1950. Alice Rooke Earl Tyson Frank Veale Elmer Green •4 78 Y-ACTIVITIES - (THE ORACLE 1 JUNIOR A JUNIOR H 4 80 IJs-(THE ORACLED- Bird’s Eye View of the Junior Year ( ( JUST hop into my plane,” said t the spider to the fly, “and I’ll show you what the Junior Class has been doing during the year.” So up into the air they went and sailed o’er the events of the year. On the first patch of green were assembled the many members of the Junior Class, to start their eventful year. A few stood out from the rest: Evelyn Glazier, Robert Jacoby, ir-ginia Wismer, Dorothy Lever and Evelyn McGuire, for they were Honor Roll students. Another plot of the vast earth contained the sturdy football players; Eugene Simmers, James McFarland, William llattersby, Horace Fleetwood, Howard Huffier, James Linton, Paul Egner, Frank Mattix, Bud Kern and Harry Rossiter. In the next field, the Hockey Girls, Thelma Dinwoodie, Bertha Crowe, Margaret Riggs, Edith Adams, Jean Campbell and Josephine Ambler were working hard. To the left of them the Soccer Boys, Bud Staff, Alfred Funke, Samuel Ramsey and Robert Hood were showing their talents. The Basketball Squad was very large, containing Margaret Riggs, Jean Campbell,Erma Ottinger. Edith Walsh, Alfred Funke, Frank Mattix, Eugene Simmers and Harry Rossiter. ‘ They certainly look great in their new suits,” commented the fly. Mid-term examinations loomed mon strous and dark before the fly's gaze. But most of the girls and boys climbed over the fence to join the exempted. Then the first Junior class, after they were joined by the Junior B's became the mighty A’s on their last lap toward Seniorism. Eugene Simmers was chosen to lead the Junior A’sfrom one pasture to another, wit lilt he helpof Alfred Funke. Thelma Dinwoodie counted the fences they jumped over while Walter Young collected the forfeits and James Herron attended the Athletic Association meeting. The green meadow of spring sports was filled to overflowing. Baseballs were being thrown hither and thither by Bob Murray, James McFarland, William Taylor, Ellis Broadhead, Sherwood Johnson, Sam Ramsey, Bud Kern and Harold Roberts and ably managed by James Herron. Tennis balls bounced under the sturdy strokes of Thelma Dinwoodie, Bertha Crowe, Suzanne Bassett, Alary Bassett, Fred Roll, Eric Sjostrom and Alfred Funke. The ground fairly groaned under the feet of Dan Dean, Alfred Funke, Morell La Rue, Fred Allen and Frank Mattix in the track events. Indeed, Morell La Rue was state champion hurdler. “See that decorated field?” asked the spider. “That’s where the Junior Dance and Junior-Senior Reception were held. They were both great successes. A nd The J u n i o r Oracle came in for its share of the glories, too. As the plane turned earthward, the fly cried, “Three cheers forThe Junior Class!” Marion Feist, ’28. ■4 si y-SOPHOMORE A SOPHOMORE H 4 8S {:•CTffE ORACLE ; A A Sail With the Sophomores tr J'EAVE ho, my merry lads and g M lassies! Ship ahoy, and off we sailed on our trusty vessel, “Ye Sophomore,” one bright morning in early September. Our first port was ‘‘Football”, and some of our husky crew, namely, Howard Fisher, Christian Fritz, Harry Kneedler, Bud Krier, John Longshore, Richard Schla-fer, and George Worster, went ashore. Herbert llaag, Julian Pearson, and George Schwartz said “Hello” for us in that good old town, “Soccer”. In the storm off the coast of Midterm Exams, we lost some fellow passengers, only to be joined by a horde of newcomers from that mighty ship, “Ye Freshman.” Sailing on, we finally stopped to allow Fred Allen, Howard Fisher, and Bud Krier to visit that most interesting place, “Basketball.” Some of our fair passengers also stopped in the person of Amanda Druckenmiller, captain, Cornelia Dempsey, Anna Brown, Ella Foster, Leora Hampp, Dot Mallory, Celinda Hetzell, Emmy Lou l’erpall, Harriet Keevill, and Julia Waugh. They stood forth, unconquerable, in interclass basketball, bowing, at last, only to the passengers of “Ye Senior. ” On board, we were excellently entertained by our members of the Tumbling Team, Bob Fields, Edward Neihenke, and Julian Pearson. Port Honor Roll was visited by a goodly number of our crowd. Those taking that trip were Henry Bardsley, Ella Bubeck, Serama Dix, Celinda Hetzell, Dorothy Mayland, Etta Ober-holtzer, Emmy Lou Perpall, Helen Rorke, Elvin Shanken, Charles Walter, Anna Wood, and Francesca Wyatt. They said that they enjoyed their journey immensely. Many of ns hope to take just such a trip in the near future. Ah, there loomed ahead of us that quaint and delightful city of “Dramatics. ” As we docked our ship, we saw billed at the leading theatre, Abington High School Auditorium, “Seventeen.” This, we found to be the Dramatic Club’s play, and among the cast we discovered some of our passengers: Ella Foster, Bud Krier, Etta Ober-holtzer, and Emmy Lou Perpall. Of course, all went ashore and enjoyed an excellent performance. As we were making our exit, we were stopped by the mighty emperor, What-for-Whi, and told to return to listen to a most charming operetta, “Princess Chrysanthemum.” How delightfully surprised we were as out danced some of our own shipmates, Helen Ambler, Dorothy Fairchild, and Dorothy Mallory. Then, too, we heard Verona Hulme singing in an enticing manner. We were certainly glad that we stayed. Our voyage, however, was not always smooth water, for, in the hurricane of Conditionals, a few of our number went down in the briny waters of failure. The next port proved to be “Baseball,” and here Fred Shaefer, Howard Fisher, Harry Kneedler, George Worster, and Richard Schlafer decided to go ashore to make merry. They all deserve praise, for, being only subs, they are the promises for next year’s voyage. In that, Howard Fisher, of course, is excepted. (turn to page 115) 4 83 Ii=-W- » -(THE ORACLE ) FRESHMAN A FRESHMAN B (THE ORACLE WE, THE FRESHMEN f M 7HAT first day in high school! M Will you ever forget it? It was an unusually large class this year; at least, from the amount of noise and confusion, it must have been. How foolish we felt, getting into the wrong classes, being laughed at by the Juniors and Seniors and those fresh Sophomores! Then came the razzing from our home room teachers as they endeavored to stop the chattering and running around the rooms before school, before lunch, and before dismissal. We were so used to being considered of importance in the Eighth Grade that we could not realize .that we were now the most unnecessary part of the school. However, a few Freshmen decided that something must be done, besides the wrong thing, to bring us into the public eye of the school. Here we beg leave to mention Jimmie Funke, who played as sub on the Football, basketball and Baseball teams. Some other Freshman boys that showed real “stuff” were William Crevello, by playing basketball and by tumbling, and Jimmie Bailey, who came in Feb- ruary and played one game on the Varsity Basketball Team. Then John Anderson has shown such speed in running that he will probably be as swift as his brother. Among the girls we have Betty ltossiter, who subbed at basketball, and Elizabeth Campbell and Vera Frock, who were good subs at hockey. We also boast of one or two whose names appear on the Honor Roll regularly and many more who are viewed there intermittently. Molly Costain and Isabel Smiley hold their own among the high and illustrious Seniors. Others are Helen Bander, Frances Mansfield, Winifred Mully, Vera Frock, Betty Rossiter, Doris Robinson, and Dorothy Cleveland. Arthur Bisbee has not only appeared on the Honor Roll but also represents our class on the Boys’ Council, plays baseball and acts as a tumbler. Next year we hope to seem less fresh and to do our part as a Sophomore Class. We also hope to remember what it is to be a Freshman. Molly Costain, ’30 Yera Prock, ’30 THE COLONISTS (Continued from page 15) hockey, basketball and track. Here we pay tribute to whom tribute is due and it is due to Lords 11. Kern, Corbin, Kochey, Veale, Stenger, Pearson, Sanders, Green, Sir Carleton Lord and Ladies Krier, Massey, Mooney and Yozzy. The final pages recorded a crisis— Final Examinations, to determine who of the colony were to leave their Alma Mater and go out into a new colony— the World. These pages were sealed by the diplomas. Here in this Year Book you will find stories of those colonists who have won their independence and have gone out to join hands with the world. May they meet with good fortune! -J 85 {-■ Fi th Kalberer, ’27.THE COMMERCIAL CLUB THE ART CLUB =4 8( .THE: ORACLE ) V-4- THE COMMERCIAL CLUB ANOTHER successful year! -J With Margaret Vozzy, presi- dent; Estella Biddle, vice-president; Margaret Riggs, secretary, and Joseph Pearson, treasurer, to occupy the official chairs, the Commercial Club started out in full swing and in eager anticipation of what the third year held in store. And the treasure trove it did hold! A wonderful, glorious night of masked frolicking fun in a hilarious celebration of Hallowe'en! The most enjoyable of motor trips to Ashland to acquire much valuable knowledge from those mysterious, black coal mines! This trip was an education in itself. And such fun, too! Shall we ever forget it? Talk about luck! We were right in the midst of a Sesqui-Centennial year. We took the chance of a lifetime, and off we scurried to explore every nook and cranny of the famous “Sesqui.” Along with the fun, the club derived some really beneficial general knowledge. Our ideas of operating a telephone and publishing a newspaper were rather vague—quite. So off we started with Mitten on a lovely spring morning and entered the realms of fairyland, much as Alice in Wonderland did. '1 he Commercial Club has certainly proved a wide-awake enterprise. Needless to say, the summary of the year’s activities spells— “A Successful Year.” Margaret Vozzy, ’27. THE ART CLUB N OCTOBER, the Art Club organized as usual, and elected Alice Harvey, president; Elizabeth N'iblock, vice-president, and Edna Newberry, secretary and treasurer. Several meeting were devoted to the study of master paintings. To feature this phase of its work, the club visited the Academy of Fine Arts during the annual exhibition of paintings. Not content with merely admiring the work of others, the members took a number of sketching trips in the vicinity of the school. On one occasion, they accompanied the Nature Club on a trip to the Zoo to make sketches of the most colorful birds. Warren Kaufman, business manager, engineered a very successful campaign during the Christmas season. At that time, the Art Club painted and sold Christmas cards. Some of the members also painted various novelties. The Art Club has always played a big part in the advertising of the different activities of the high school by making most attractive posters. Speaking of posters, two of the club members, Alice llarvey and Anna Watson, won first and fourth prizes, respectively, in a poster contest ip which Abington, Jenkintown and Cheltenham participated. That's the Art Club! Alice Harvey, ’27. -sj 87 V-Pr- • V ,4,-CTME ORACLE THE ABINGTON PLAYERS THE LIBRARY ( LI B ■4 8S4 CTHE ORACLE £ TIIE ABINGTON PLAYERS Willie—“Mother, I simply ask you to lend me two dollars and eighty-five cents.” Mother—“No, I don’t think I can.” “Say, what’s this all about anyway? ” inquired an incoming Freshman. “Oh,” answered the Senior, “this year’s Dramatic Club presented ‘Seventeen’ by Booth Tarkington. The players worked with untiring energy on the play until the first night of its presentation. It proved to be a great success because of their efforts as well as the efficient coaching of Mr. Gantt and Miss. Cat hell. The cast was rather different from those of other years as it was composed mostly of underclassmen. This makes things look rather promising for next year since this year, the cast had no experience at all. Then Miss Ca—” “Say, what about the money you made?” “Oh. we gave most of that to the school to be used to purchase some much needed scenery. As I was saying before, at the meetings of the Dramatic Club, Miss Cathell presented reviews of current plays and lessons in makeup. Both of these were very interesting and useful.” “Useful?” “Oh, yes. They were a great aid to our amusement and our complexions.” “But don't you have any officers?” “Sure thing. Big Joe Pearson is president, Ruth Freeman, vice-president, Beatrice Strickland, recording secretary; Kathryn Wright, corresponding secretary, and Karl Meyer, treasurer. Listen—why don’t you drop around sometime? You’re always welcome in Room Five.” “Cee, thanks. I think I will.” “And don’t forget to bring your friends—everybody’s welcome. ” Karl Meyer, ’27. THE LIBRARY CLUB rHE membership of the Library Club, under the management of Miss Ayers, includes Sophomore, Junior and Senior girls. The officers for this year were Ruth Kal-berer, president; Miriam Oppenheimer, vice-president; Helen Gunold, secretary; Molly (ioderecci, treasurer. The club met every Thursday morning at eight o’clock. Although this club is not very large, it has been quite active. It has presented “The Magic Book,” a sketch which was given in order to make it easier for the pupils to get books for book reports and to encourage home reading. A prize was awarded to Jean Wetmore, the first to hand in a perfect list of the characters. The club is also awarding to a Senior girl and a Senior boy a book as a recognition of library citizenship. It is also presenting to the school a group of three murals in color by Pearce, “Study”, “Religion”, and “Recreation.” Even though the club has been somewhat quiet, every one should at least have tasted our wonderful candy. If you haven’t, I advise you to put in your order now for next year. Ruth Dolton, ’27. ■j[ K9 FT a .THE ORACLE) THE LATIN CLUB LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE 4 oo fc-. : (THE ORACLE ) THE LATIN CU B W yEAR ye! Hear ye! I come f to praise the Latin Club. Early in the year, before most other clubs were astir; the Latin Club met and chose as their leaders, first consul, Joseph Pearson; second consul, Thelma Dinwoodie, and scribe, Dorothy Lever. The Latins held their “Alask and Wig” again at Vansant’s. This gala event was followed by a play “Exitus Helvetiorum,” presented by the I'ni-versity ef Pennsylvania Classical Club, sponsored by l)r. lladzits who pro-ceded the affair with a short survey of early Roman history. Two of the monthly meetings of the club were entertained by Air. Paisley, vice-president of the Reading Railroad and Miss Downes of the Classical Department of Cheltenham High School. The Latin Club does not sit back complacently in its success. To help others along it contributed freely to the Flood Relief and Abington Hospital Fund and gave toys to the Red Cross at Christmas. Toward the end of the year, the club members gave freely from their treasury to buy pictures to enliven their classroom. Who can say this has not been an outstanding year for an outstanding Club? Dorothy Lever, ’28. LA REPUBLIQUE FRAN’CAISE I'D you know that there are French citizens in Abington High School! Yes, indeed, they are all members of La Republic)ue Franchise! This organization is an entirely new one this year and its outstanding characteristic is its unique plan of government. This plan follows as nearly as possible the French form of government. All students of French are citizens of La Republiqne Franchise, but only a select number, judged according to marks, belong to the governing bodies, the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. The executive powers are vested in a President, Alinister de Finance, Alinister d’Etat, Premier, and Faculty Adviser. La Republique Franchise has in every respect a model constitution and form of government. This organization was established by Mr. Gantt. It has been through his able guidance and his interest in French that all activities and meetings of La Republique Franchise have been such a success. The officers that piloted the French Club through its first year were, Grace Clauser, president; Thelma Dinwoodie, premier; Ruth Freeman, minister d’etat; Evelyn Glazier, minister de ff nance. We, citizens of France, have aimed to enlarge the study of French language, its art and history, and to interest students in French. We feel proud to say that we have been the privileged ones to effect an organization of this kind. Here’s good luck to the future citizens of La Republique Franchise! •4 91 F Grace Clauser, ’27.  ( THE ORACLED THE DEBATING TEAM T WAS shortly after Christmas that eight very nervous young people began to prepare notes and speeches for their first debate. As not one of them had ever been on a debating team before, it was no wonder that they looked anxiously at one another when they were told that their first debate was to be on January 21 with Upper Darby High School. But the tried and true coach of the debaters, Mrs. Wyatt, and her assistant, Mr. Sohl, spurred them on, urging them every minute to forget themselves and to give their all in debate for Abington. Finally the great day came—the day of the first debate! Off went the Affirmative Team to Upper Darby to state objections to the Direct Primary in Pennsylvania and to urge the return of the Nominating Convention, 'lhe Negative Team remained at home, calling injunctions after the Affirmatives to “bring home the bacon.” And the Affirmatives brought home the bacon and the Negatives fried it— for they both won. Upper Darby was neatly scored from the sheet. On February 23, our neighboring friends from Cheltenham debated with us. Our debaters had waited eagerly for this chance to help even up the Thanksgiving football score somewhat. And they did! F’or once more the Affirmative and the Negative Debaters of Abington were victorious. On March 18, the Lower Merion debaters were the victims of this invincible debating team of ours. They gave up the decision to our debaters on both sides of the question. As a reward for their faithfulness, the members of the Debating Team, chaperoned by Airs. yatt and Air. Sohl, were given a trip to the city. Here, after a t ig dinner, they went to the Lyric Theatre and saw “Aly Maryland.” On the same day they went to II. Zamsky’s studio to have their pictures taken for the I rsinus Debating League booklet. We forgot to say that they flaunted the beautiful banner awarded by the I rsinus League. Our Championship Debating Team includes on the affirmative, Alildred Illume, captain; Reynolds Sanders, Alice Rooke, and the alternate, Joseph K.ochey; on the negative, Grace P'in-nev, captain; Alauriee Lindfors, Alice Harvey, and the alternate, Chester Mebus. We aren’t wishing Scott and Harrow any bad luck, but we can’t help thinking what good lawyers these people would make. A lice Rooke, '28. ■t( 93 UCAST OF “PRINCESS CHRYSANTHEMUM”M ( THE ORACLE PRINCESS CHRYSANTHEMUM ID you see the Japanese fantasy, presented by the combined (ilee Clubs on April 29? Josephine Armstrong, as Princess Chrysanthemum, was in keeping with the whole production as she proved herself indeed worthy of the title she bore and no one wondered at the eagerness of her two rival suitors, William Staff and Karl Meyer, who availed themselves of every opportunity to find favor in here eyes. The Emperor, What-for-Whi, in real life, Jack Ilale, ruled his loyal subjects in a kingly manner and made a picturesque figure amid the colorful Japanese Scenery and gay costumes of the court attendants. The audience took a keen interest in the admirable performance of Beatrix Crane who, as Saucer-Eyes, used her powers to cast a spell on the Princess and lure her to her cave. The entire audience was tense with anxiety at the outcome. However, deliverance was close at hand for, at the supreme moment, Bud Staff as Prince-So-True, came with the aid of the fairy queen, Miriam Oppenheimer, to rescue his lady fair. Matrha Geuther, the juggler maiden, surprised every one pleasantly by proving to be the long lost sister of Princess Chrysanthemum. Dorothy Hafer came in for her share of credit by her excellent interpretation of the court chaperone. Theodore Iluft, who enacted the part of Court Chamberlain with rare precision, with his delightful sense of humor provoked mirth at just the right moment. Anne Wickersham, Dorothy Fairchild, Dorothy Mallory and Helen Ambler met with cordial and friendly applause as they danced their way into the hearts of the delighted audience. Then, too, the sprites of the night deserved their share of praise for their graceful and rhythmic dancing. The performance of the chorus, with its medley of selections, contributed largely to the success of the operetta. The operetta owes its success to Air. O'Brien, who is the Director of music in the High School. Between the acts, the High School Orchestra, also under Mr. O’Brien’s direction, entertained the audience with their musical strains. It is very certain that we shall all long remember our one night in Japan. Ruth Freeman, ’27. the class night play (Continued from page 56) wife, the ceremony is interrupted by the arrival of Endicott and the Selectmen. Endicott insists that the Queen and her chosen lord be legally married on the spot by the Deacon Winthrop. At the consummation of ceremony, Endicott sternly says, “Enough of this masked debauchery. Unmask this young man!” The stranger removes his mask, and behold! It is Edgar. Endicott is stunned but he sees that he has no other course than to give them a father’s blessing. So ends a merry tale. Maurice Lindfors, ’27. 95 (THE ORACLE ) THE “ABINGTONIAX” OW that the last sounds and signs of frantic searching for late articles have died away and peace settles once more around the school, you will realize that the final issue of Volume Three has been completed and Abingtonian work has ceased for several months. Needless to say, the Staff of Volume Three attempted to make its issues better than those of the predecessors. Whether or not this goal has been reached is up to you to decide. The Staff feels that it has done its best toward realizing this ambition. When you come to think of it, thirty-two issues are a lot of work. It means continual searching in every nook and corner for “School Notes,” writing the news events and picking out suitable subjects for editorials. There have been lulls, between the sport seasons, when the editors got gray hairs. Aside from the Thanksgiving and Christmas issues, which are always bigger projects than others, a Freshman number was published. This was something new, in the form of an information paper for the February fresh ies. Now that Volume Three has done its work, the Abingtonian is passed as a heritage to the coming staffs, that they may “carry on.” Florence Massey, ’27. THE READING CLUB HO are those jolly crowd of girls and what do they do up in Miss Miller’s room every other Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock? It is the Reading Club, of course, and one will go a long way before he will find a livelier, more congenial group of girls. Together with the munching of “Lunch-Bars,” “Peanut (’hews,’’“Baby Ruths,”and a chattering that sounds like an escaped menagerie, a short business meeting is conducted, followed by an enjoyable half-hour of literary reading by Miss Miller. This is the third year since the Reading Club developed into a real sure-enough club and stepped out into the school world. The officers for this year were, Mary Verger, president; Thelma Dinwoodie, vice-president; Virginia Unruh, secretary, and Regina Gallagher, treasurer. The girls have worked steadily and untiringly in their effort to raise funds by means of candy sales and due collections, in order to purchase and present to the school a group of five mural paintings in color. However, even though they are so ambitious, they still find time to give a social entertainment or to see an occasional play. The club at all times stands for school spirit and loyalty. ■4 97 f:- Grace Cooper, ’27. (THE ORACLEJ THE NATURE CLUB -sj 98 J}=- THE SPANISH CLUB .THE ORACLE THE SPANISH CLUB VERY Friday we, the Spanisli students, digress from our regular work and plunge into discussion of Spain and South America with the Spanish Club. El presidente has charge of the meeting, speaking in Spanish, and each person takes part, either by reading an article translated from El Eco or some magazine, or by telling of the life of a renowned Spaniard. El Eco, by the way, is the Spanish newspaper that serves as our guide as we tour the Spanish-speaking countries. The main purpose of the Spanish Club is to give the students a better insight into the lives and customs of the Spaniards and afford an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the famous artists and literary men through which Spain has gained fame. Of course, membership in the club is limited to the Spanish students, because the meetings are held as regular class work. However, few wish to shun the responsibilities of preparing their reports, so enjoyable are the meetings. Florence Massey, ’27. NATl’RE CLUB r() CREATE a greater interest in wild life and the preservation of natural resources, thus the constitution states the aims of the Nature Club. To gain our aims, Herbert Alills was re-elected president; Charles Stevens, vice-president, and Marion Feist, note-taker. Dot Lever and Rob Murray handle the cash and Warren Kaufman is general business manager. Under Mr. Burlington’s supervision, our members have presented programs, both oral and illustrated. We have also been fortunate in hearing Airs. Griscom and Miss Ileacock. Our interests have been heightened by the two trips to the Zoo, trips to local woodlands and the Buckingham Mountains. We also have had the opportunity of presenting programs at the Wyncote Bird Club. The greatest achievement of our club was the securing of permission from Air. Stevenson to uses for conservation work, his woods below our school. Next year’s Nature Club will far out-distance this year’s club as its membership will be restricted to all but nature students. Let's study up on nature, this summer. Charles Stevens, ’27. ■4 99 UI CTHE ORACLE ) -4 THE MATHEMATICS CU B THE INTER.VOS (’LI B ■4 ioo 1is-(7ME ORACLE THE MATHEMATICS CLUB rM THE veteran clubs may list the t Mathematics Club as “greenhorn ” because it is in only its second year. However, the club is here to stay, and its membership already outnumbers that of many of the older clubs, if you consider that only those having had two years or more of Mathematics are entitled to belong. Fred Owens, as president, and Bea Strickland, as secretary-treasurer, with the help of Mr. Cernert, certainly have tried to make the subject of mathematics more appealing. For instance, a man who proved to be a good speaker on the trisection of angles, starred at one of our meetings. IIis name is Mr. .1. C. Weirick. We trust you have heard of him before. Then we had Mr. Worthington, teacher of mathematics at Cheltenham, who came to show us the difference between zero and nothing. Mr. Sold visited us one day to demonstrate to us how a carpenter uses proportion by the generally known “thumb rule”, but doesn’t know that he is using proportion. Besides this, the club bought and put on sale some very useful mathematical books. Mathematically speaking, we put two and two together and add a mighty fine club to our list. INTERNOS CLUB OF COURSE, you are acquainted with the girls’ organization known as the Interims Club. Although you did not meet this club until last year, haven’t the members thoroughly convinced you that the work is worthwhile? All the members work for the welfare of the school. They keep the locker rooms clean and erase pencil marks found around the building. The officers who lead in these activities are Florence Massey, president; Thelma Dinwoodie, vice-president; Alice Harvey, secretary; Adele Evers, treasurer. The girls of the Interims Club are interested in working for the betterment of Abington High School. We feel confident that they will continue this splendid work that they have started. Grace Finney, 'i7. ■=} 10: 1 =- 4 ?oi t=-fl.no 1VNOLLVDOA HILL(THE ORACLE ) THE RADIO CLUB ELL! This year, we humble members of the Radio Club started our activities right in the beginning of the year. Fred. Owens remained president for another year, while Frank Scott was elected secretary-treasurer. The attendance was the best ever. By a new method of not having the meetings announced, we found out those who were really interested in radio. We began with the usual fundamentals of electricity and finally worked down to the operation of a simple receiving set. At each meeting. our good friend and adviser, Mr. Mes-singer, gave us some more “dope. The biggest thing of the year was the choosing and discussing of the principles of an all-wave receiver which the club is building. This is virtually completed. One special part it took four months to get. A word of caution to next year’s club! We wish you all the success in the world but we hope that you can follow the constitution of the club a little closer than we did. We didn’t follow it very closely. Fred Owens, ’27. THE VOCATIONAL CU B mHE V ocational Club set out t on its fourth year of activity in Abington High School. The officers elected were Joseph Tull, president; Robert Bond, vice-president; Walter Uzelmeier, secretary, and Harry Kern, treasurer. The first activity of the club was the “Doggie Roast” at Mr. Barber’s home in New Britain. There were plenty of eats, and every one enjoyed himself. The next project was the sale of Christmas Cards. Here again the boys proved their ability as salesmen. Then the club pin was adopted, a pin designed by Wilson Undercoffler, ’26. Mr. Greenly secured two very good speakers for the club. Mr. Pilsen of Doylestown, who has spent a number of years in China, gave inside information as to the present Chinese situation. Mr. Streaker, organizer of the Boy Scouts of Philadelphia, advised the boys to “Tune in with modern life.” The club took a trip to the Proctor and Schwartz plant in Olney. Here the boys saw the cutting of gear-teeth, and drying machines of various descriptions. The one for making Ivory Soap chips proved the most interesting. The club finished its activities with one of its peppy picnics at the home of Joe Graham. Thus passed an interesting year. Wralter Uzelmeier, ’27. •4103 hTHE BOYS’ COUNCIL THE HOYS’ COUNCIL I I 7 E, THE hoys of Abington M ' High School, in order to establish a closer relationship between the students and the faculty, promote high standards of honor, encourage a more democratic spirit in all student activities, and create and maintain higher scholastic standards, do ordain and establish this council for the betterment of Abington High School. 1 lot bORACLE ) 4V£ FOOTBALL rllE ATHLETIC season at Abington High School officially opened September 1, when Coach Snodgrass met a group of about thirty-five fellows. Mr. Snodgrass is a graduate of the Illinois’ coaching course. Coach Snodgrass’ team made its debut for the season by meeting Darby in the opening game at Abington, on Friday, October 1. Abington began to score in the opening minutes of the game. The final score read: Abington 18. Darby-0. The second game was with the strong Lansdowne team Friday, October 8, at Abington. All of the previous games with Lansdowne have been very close. This one also proved to be a keenly fought battle which ended in a 9-6 victory for A bington. Bristol was Aldington's next victim, the game being played at Abington on Friday, October 15. This game was the second big test of the Abington gridmen’s ability to fight to the finish. The Abington team won after a hard-fought battle, score, 12-0. Abington journeyed to Springfield on Friday, October 22, to try its luck on a foreign gridiron. The Abington team rolled up a big score at the start and it was easy sailing, the last half. The final score was 33-8 in Aldington’s favor. In the next game, Abington was handed its first defeat of the season by Lower Merion, the game being staged at Lower Merion, on Saturday, October 30. Both teams fought hard throughout the game. The first half ended, 0-0. In the second half, Lower Merion had a good break which gave them the first touchdown. In the last few minutes of play Lower Merion went over for its second touchdown, making the score. Lower Merion 13, Abington 0. A second defeat was handed Abington, this time by Jenkintown, Friday, October .5, at home. Both teams started off with plenty of pep, but Abington had trouble in making holes in Jenkintown’s line. The half ended with a score 3-0 in Aldington’s favor. Jenkintown came back in the third quarter, determined to win. it was a hard-fought half. Near the end of the fourth quarter, one of Jenkintown’s backs darted through the center of the line for Jenkintown’s touchdown which won the game to the tune of 6-3. A fter two defeats, the Abington eleven sought to take revenge on Media on Saturday, November 13. Aldington got off to a flying start and the half ended, 12-0 in favor of Abington. In the second half. Aldington completely outplayed the Media team. The final score was 21-0. The finale came on Thanksgiving Day, the Maroon and White meeting with defeat at the hands of the Cheltenham team for the first time in five years. The game was very close at the beginning but the half ended, Cheltenham 12, Abington 7. In the second half, Abington could not hold off the onslaught of the big Cheltenham machine and the game ended with Cheltenham the winner. Next year’s game at Abington will prove to be more interesting than ever because both teams will be more evenly matched than ever in the history of the annual Turkey Day Game. tj 107 fc- JOHN I TVS, '27.4 soi {=• il.l'I.) AHMXOII MILL KV3X AHMJOH 3HJL C llDt dO- 4 CTHE ORACLEJ S HOCKEY With but three Varsity girls remaining from the year before to uphold the reputation of hockey. Miss Clark, the new coach, was at quite a disadvantage in molding a hockey team out of the inexperienced candidates who reported for practice. As the girls knew that they needed the practice and needed it badly, they swallowed hard, took a deep breath, and buckled right down to hard conscientious work with that determined attitude of overcoming all obstacles. A loyal group of promising players was selected as the squad to represent Abington High in hockey. They were fully aware of the hard season which they had to face but they went at it with that determined spirit characteristic of the hockey girls. Under the circumstances, the girls made quite a good showing, running a tie in one game, winning four, and losing four but taking their defeats with that fine sportsmanship which means victory. Practically the entire team remains for next year as only two Varsity players will be lost through graduation. The prospect for next season looks fairly bright. With more candidates out, the coming season promises success. Margaret Yozzy, ’27. HOCKEY CLUB A FTER chasing up and down s,| -% a hockey field all afternoon it certainly feels good to partake of deliciously prepared refreshments. Thanks to the Hockey Club, the squad girls have been able to enjoy this luxury, or should I say necessity? The club organized this year with Thelma Dinwoodie, president and Grace Davis, Treasurer. The chief cooks, Marjorie Greenspan and Bea Snodgrass, are to be recommended for their excellent eats. The refreshments seemed to be enjoyed and appreciated by the visiting teams as well as the home team. Keep up the good work for next year, Club. •4 109 p . THE ORACLE ; THE BASKETBALL CU B 110 J«-ft (THE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL A NUMBER of hopefuls re- -% ported to open girls'basektball with its usual flourish. l l iss Clark coached with willing helpfulness to shape the team. The continual signal and passwork practice of the girls stood them in good stead for their nine victories out of the sixteen games played during the season. The one loyal little band remaining faithful to the end deserves credit for untiring efforts to uphold the reputation that girls' basketball has had at Abington. The capable captains elect were Massey and Mooney, and capable indeed they were. Mooney and Krier held the positions of center and side-center, respectively; Massey and Campbell, those of guards; and Riggs and Vozzy, forwards, with Frances Armstrong as manager. The fact that only four members of the squad are leaving makes next year's season one of promise. Margaret Vozzy, '27. THE BASKETBALL CLUB F YOU know what it is to run and charge on a basketball floor, you likewise know the necessity of some kind of nourishment afterwards. The Basketball Club serves the same purpose as the Hockey Club, to entertain the visiting and home teams after a game. The officers this year were, Horence Massey, president, and Betty Smith, treasurer. The girls showing their hospitable instincts in this work were Arietta and Virginia Hansford, Mildred Snyder, Beatrice Strickland, Betty Smith, and Frances Armstrong. Clubs of this type make it w'orth while to participate in athletics. Let’s have more like them. Margaret Vozzy, '27. 4111 J=-ZZM ctHe qracle ) BASKETBALL TEAM SOCCER TEAM •4 112 t=-J vTME ORACLE j 5 BASKETBALL Although the Boys’ Basketball Team was not so successful as it has been in former years, the fellows fought hard in every game. They lost a great many close games. The team was made up of fellows who had little experience in the technique of the game. The odds were against them and they won but three out of twenty-one contests. The results of the games tell nothing of the way in which the fellows fought, only to have defeat their reward. Next year’s team should be better than ever because many of the players will be back, to make it a success. John Potts, ’27. SOCCER rlllS year, soccer became a major sport at Abington. The Soccer Team was coached by Mr. Gantt. Although this was just its second year, the Soccer Team played only Varsity team games. Eleven games were played in addition to the Penn Tournament, with four defeats. This is a very good start for such a new sport. Abington defeated Westgrove in its first game of the Penn Tournament, but it lost the second game to Patterson. The prospects for next year are very encouraging. Most of the star players will be back to make next year’s team better than ever before. John Potts, ’27. PIONEERS! PIONEERS! ( Continued from page 59) Americans as Captain Charles Lindbergh and Commander Richard Byrd. May that spirit carry on and never perish! Nothing is more appropriate to that fine and noble trait of all true Americans than this sentiment expressed by Walt Whitman. For we cannot tarry here. We must march, my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger; We, the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend, Pioneers! O pioneers! Frank Veale, ’27. 118 - vTHE ORACLEJ TENNIS TEAM GIRLS TENNIS TEAM (THE ORACLET) TENNIS rE N NIS has been one of Abington’s most successful s] ring sports. Mr. Gernert again had charge of the Tennis Team. This year, the Tennis Team has had one of the heaviest schedules in the history of tennis at Abington. Only a few of last year’s team were back. They have played eight matches so far, winning six. All of the players deserve special mention for their hard work in making the season a success. The matches still to be played are with Chester, Ridley Park, Glen-Nor and a return match with Chester. We’re looking for more victories. John Potts, ’27. TENNIS ITH a group of girls well-versed in the knowledge of tennis out for the sport, and a capable coach, it was not a difficult matter to sift out a limited few for a team. So far the girls have been very successful, defeating Jenkintown 5-0 and Cheltenham 4-1. There are still several more matches scheduled but Miss Clark feels confident of the girls’ ability to come through a successful season. Four excellent players will be left for next season. Tennis is another sport of promise of next year. Margaret Vczzy, ’27. V SAIL WITH THE SOPHOMORES (Continued from page 8d) Julian Pearson and Jack Solter aided in cheering. Only a few miles up the coast is Port Track. This was visited by Fred Allen, Rob Fields, Howard Fisher, Oliver Collins, Charles Osborne, Joseph Graham, Julian Pearson, and Emory Green, while Herbert Harkins promised to make an important visit here next year. The feminine members of this party were Claire Campbell, Virginia Hansford, Dorothy 1 airehild, Etta Oberholtzer, Helen Rorke, Harriet Keevill, Anna Brown, Christine Fritz, Josephine Shiklik, Anna Wood, and Julia Waugh. Emmy I ou Perpall visited the town, “Poetry Reading Contest.” To encourage our staunch seamen. Now, as we near our journey’s end, black clouds, in the form of Exams, loom before some of us. Therefore, we must get our ship in readiness and man the life boats so that none shall sink, to be forced to face that deadly monster, Repetition. Rut there is a silver lining to every cloud. From the depths of our black clouds, shines out the rainbow of vacation and with it the sun, designating next year’s opportunities, new chances for success. Emmy Lou Perpall Etta Oherholtzer 4 115 - I (THE ORACLE ) TRACK TEAM BASEBALL TEAM5 ( THE ORACLE TRACK ■iBINGTON lias had one of its best-balanced track teams this year. The relay team was entered in the Penn Relays although it did not place. The following Saturday, the boys journeyed to the Delaware Interscholastics, to take second place in their class. The Track Team won two dual meets with Chester and Upper Darby, respectively. The next in order was the district meet of the P. I. A. A. at Lehigh I ni-versity. As the result of this meet, La Rue and Dan Dean were eligible to compete for the State Championship races at Bucknell University. In this meet La Rue won the 220 low hurdles, a victory which made him the state champion. Dean came third in the 880-yard run. The same day, the Track Team went to the West Chester Interscholastics to make a very fine showing, while Citlin, at the University of Pennsylvania, came third in the 100-yard dash. There are three meets remaining, a dual meet with Cheltenham, the Suburban meet at Cheltenham and the Norristown Interscholastics. We hope for more champions. BASEBALL rHIS season Abington High School’s baseball team was ably coached by Mr. Snodgrass. Not many of the veterans were back from last year’s team and Coach Snodgrass had to build up a team around the few outstanding players. The inexperienced team met with a number of defeats. They wonJ six out of the eleven games so far played. Coach Snodgrass is developing for the future a team that will capture the Class A Suburban Championship. The Upper Darby, Cheltenham, Chester and Jenkintown games remain to be played. John Potts, ’27. •til ■ i h-TUMBLING TEAM i ns fc- THE ORACLE ,• EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 4 119 J THE. PUINFP TIMMI5 COUDT OV. THE. TENNIS PLAYED LAMENT 'WOUIPN T THAT KNOCK YOU COLD7 ' SAID HOLT AS HI ihmaltd that liquid OXYGEN THOSL NEW SENIOP im LOOK TttETTY SNATTY OH SOME 'PLOTLL GENE. 6IMMEP6 WOULD MAKE »30U5A LOOK SICK MANAGES II0!R)N HAS HIS HANDS TULL WITH THAT CPtTOMMC CALLDAO 1 JOr KOCHEY ELn OOP SlUOO THE 5ENI0T? GOGOLS' GALLI Y LEWIS out ILL lit AT1Y CAUSED A TALSI AiADM WITH THAT TI?I EXTINGUISHED NOTE CRIMINAL. 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