Abington High School - Oracle Yearbook (Abington, PA)

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Be Jr Known Tha r The Coijntix Scholastic Pa css tssocmr on KrVAAOCO TO THC On ACL e Know Uso That The Ohacls has m Conner r on w th or»£K n s v so ty sr x %t Oracle F hst Place wm sb v jIA VOS A AC r £ Fa U £ . CLHSs r cAnon os Pen o n upon SMAounsnr on r. Date — March o, 9Z Placc — Col u hB a i HltCAS TYI The Year Book Staff Ed i t ors-i n-ch ief Dorothy Lever Ai.fr ed Funke Associate Jane Davis Evelyn Glazier Molly Godorecci James Herron Mildred Sowers John Spencer Jean Wetmore Editors Robert Jacoby ELIZABETII XIBLOCK M ARGARET RlGGS Alice Rooke Edward S per eng H ER BE R T StA N LEY Virginia Wismer Executive Marc a r et B atezell Howard Buffler Mae Button Jane Crispin Walter Young Erik Sjostrom Edwin Bready Com mittee Thelma Dinwoodie Thelma Gilbert Evelyn Maguire Ei gene Simmers Elva Ramsey Robert Murray Boyd Coates am SINCE THE CREATION OF TI1E WORLD, THERE HAS KEEN A STEADY ADVANCE IN THE CONDITION OF MANKIND AS A WHOLE. THIS ADVANCE, KNOWN AS PROGRESS, HAS RESULTED FR M THI: I NTIRIN 3 EFF( RTS OF CERTAIN HUMAN BEINGS, POSSESSED OF MORE FORESIGHT THAN THEIR FELLOWS, TOWARD PHYSICAL. MENTAL AND MORAL PERFECTION. TO THOSE FACTORS IN ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL THAT INFLUENCE BOYS AND GIRLS TO CO-ORDINATE BODY, MIND AND SOUL, AND TO SERVE WITH ALL THREE, WE DEDICATE THIS YEAR BOOK. PROGRESS RESULTS FROM SERVICE.Alma Mater Rise up one and stand ye all, For our dear old Abington; Fail not ye, but heed the call— To the White and Crimson— We will ever cherish thee, Yict’ry or defeat it be, Staunch and true our school-mates all— To our dear old Abington. Many days may come and go. To thee, dear old Abington, Storms may rise, and winds may blow. Firm and true our Crimson— Let not mem’ries faded be As we go o’er land and sea, Alma Mater, hail to thee. To our dear old Abington!TIIE CAPTAINSAS OTHERS SEE THEMTHE FACULTYClass of 1928 Class Officers Eugene Simmers . Alfred Funke Thelma Dixwoodie Walter Young . . . .... President Vice President . Secret (try Treasurer Class itlotto Without halting, without rest. Lifting better up to best! Did we win it— Are we in it— Twenty-eight—twenty-eight! We can knock ’em— We can sock ’em— Twenty-eight—twenty-eight! Seniors, Seniors ! Kali! Rah! Rah! Class Colors Lavender and Gold Class Jf lotuer Yellow Rose Class DellV nz: T" ™ TT9 i y By the Roacl of Susquehanna By tlie side of Susquehanna, By the cross roads of the Indians, Stands a school of higher learning, Ahington, a school of learning, Famous for its learned scholars, For its youthful, happy scholars, Who go forth the world to conquer. To these stately halls of learning Come the young and pretty maidens, Come the swift and brave young warriors, Come the red man’s strong papooses, Come the youth of all the tribes. Here they sit in stately council, All the old traditions learning. All the words of wisdom learning, ’Till of learning they know all. Once into these halls of learning. To this temple of high learning, To this school of better learning, Came the pick of all the tribes. These young Indian men and maidens, Strong in spirit, mind, and body, Strong in deed and thought and action, Formed the tribe of Twenty Eight. Through two winters full of famine, Full of loss among their numbers. Full of struggles to keep going, Battled on these dauntless youths. Then of added strength to give them, From among the tribe were chosen Five to whom the task of leading, Leading all the youths, was given. Eugene Simmers, the star athlete, Him they made their chief of councils, Chief of all their many councils. Quick in action, firm in spirit. Was the helper of Eugene, W as the sunny Alfred Funke. From the clan of the Dinwoodie Was the winsome Thelma chosen. Chosen as the great recorder, As the scribe of all their deeds. True in deed and word and spirit, True in all must he the treasurer, So out from among the scholars Stepped the faithful Walter Young. Many deeds of skill and cunning Did this tribe of Twenty Eight. So, to represent their athletes, A brave of mighty strength was chosen, Jimmie Herron, the one of skill. In the dreadful hunts of midyears. In the famines of the finals, In the floods of report periods. Fell some warriors by the way. But the tribe kept ever onward, With its scholars and musicians. With its athletes and its chieftains. Through the last year on the trail. That last year, again were chosen From among the many students, Eugene, Alfred, Walter, Thelma, And the warrior Jimmy Herron. Many moons were in that winter, Many moons of work and labor, Many moons filled with successes For the tribe of Twenty Eight. Orators among their number Argued words of truth and wisdom, Argued words of strength and vision, Till at last through all the nations Spread the fame of their debating. Everywhere they went to argue, They were met with looks of reverence, For their words of mighty wisdom, Every time, were judged the best. (Turn to page 53) +1 Id fr- rctclr Eternal Hills Our days have been as a lovely rose. With petals hissed by dew, For each flower unfolding richer grows. Ah, the beauty lingers, the sadness goes. And the earth is glad and new. Xow each old loved scene will fade away. As the sunset leaves the sky— But the memory dream, will always stay. When we whisper low "Goodbye.” Dear childhood days that will never fade— The days of work and fun— We climb without halting, climb without rest. Lifting better always up to best, And then when day is done. We follow eternal hills of blue. We leave each dear beloved face. Our gold and lavender leads us true. And, Alma Mater, ever for you Our hearts 7cill guard a place. Stars are gleaming in evening sky. Deep purple shadows fall Above the silver lake; on high. Low call of the loan and breeze's sigh. And dark trees, straight and tall! A light breath of perfume fills the air. Sweet incense from the moon. And all things are love and joy so fair; Our hearts are filled with a fervent prayer. This lovely night in June. Alice Hooke, ’28. - 14 )8—.7 OS KIM 11XK M. AM BLEU A clever English student entered A. II. S. from Abington Crammnr School. Sin joined the Latin. Tennis. Hockey and Swimming flubs, also La Re-puhliepie Francnisc. Although an active club worker. Jo spent most of her time at sports. She was on the Varsity Hockey Team, and the class basketball, swimming. and hockey teams. Jo might have been versatile in sports but where sin shone was in Oral English. The class might be at its most restless moment but when Jo arose, there immediately fell a respectful silence. So let's drink a toast to a future public speaker! "Great thoughts route from the heart." Fran Jo FRANCES ARMSTRONG Everybody knows Frances for her long black curls and dancing blue eyes. But there must he a strain of seriousness in her, for maybe sin isn’t a good little manager. Who was that peppy manager of girls’ basketball last year? Frances, of course. Frances was also business manager of The Mollusc. She found time to do other things, too. In sports, sin made the class basketball and track teams. The Basketball. Tennis. Hockey. Infernos and Spanish Clubs also claim her. Frances' heart is on her lips and her soul within her eyes. We are sure that she’ll be managing some big political campaign in a few years. Hats off to Frances! ’ I iromun cited in mutter of business and friendship. EDWARD LEVER BATES If you are suddenly hit on the head with a staple— don’t look around for the guilty person. Just rest assured that Ed is present. And don't try to 1h angry—what’s the use? You just e an’t ge t sore at him. anyway. Once in a while , he actually takes something seriously and you can finel him busily en-gage el in the Commercial. Spanish, or Dramatic Clubs. All in all. we can safely say that lie is one of the biggest little ones in Abington "liy the trork. one know the workman Ed 15 )s —fohe Oracle -•" ' • rzS Margaret betelle batezell Smiling and happy sin came—our flashing, darkeyed IVg. That same smile and her sunny disposition endeared her to all of us. She lost no time in joining the Swimming. Reading. Latin, French, Math, and tlee Flubs. In her Junior year, when the Library (Mill) was formed. Peg was one of the first to join. Have you heard the rich mellow alto in the double quartette? Well, that was Peg. We all remember her good work as hockey manager. Besides being manager, she was also one of the squad. With a touch of Irish temper and the looks of a Spanish maid. Peggy jumps right into our hearts to laugh our troubles away. "She holds her lit tic thoughts in sight, Tho gag then mw ami leap.” WILLIAM HEIXDRICH BATTER SB V There’s Rill ! Ambling down the hall toward the commercial department! Hill's never in a hurry, never, never worries—but he’s not collegiate, even though he is considered rather modern. Who’d ever think Rill was a poet? He is a good one, at that. Hid you ever hear Rill argue? lie is quite a backer of Bernard Shaw. You should hear that boy argue for his friend. When Rill’s not writing or arguing, he is usually running errands for tin Oracle or doing something for the Commercial Club. You know. Rill is president of this lively Commercial Club. With his convincing ways. Rill will become President of the Cnited States or something. "There is no wisdom likd frankness." El WIX YERKES HREADY Hd matriculated at Abington in 25, coming from Willow drove in his Sophomore year. Ed is a member of the Radio and Math. Clubs, while lie is vice-president of the Vocational Club. 11 is pleasant tenor voice makes him a valuable asset to tin dice Club. The baseball and track squads have claimed Ed’s attention, while lie will be remembered as the sparkplug of Senior football, lie has even found time to make the Honor Roll. May Ed’s future be as sweet and even as his tenor voice! "He possessed a peculiar talent of producing effect in whaterer he said or did" 4 16iit m teht Oracle m ■ •■•£: ■, .v. .U •»•■ ; ■ u. ■ v -TT HOWARD BUFFLER Remember the last touchdown in the Lower Merion football game? Twelve yards through tackle and over the line! Buff did it! He just won’t he stopped on the football field or any other place. And on the basketball court, he shows the same old scrap, right up to the hilt, every second. Then. too. Buff has another line of talent. We’ll all remember him as Cheviot in the Senior Play. Plus these activities. Buff is a member of the Mathematics and Dramatic nubs. Buff has a keen sense of humor and always wears a happy-go-lucky grin, lie's the kind of a fellow we’re proud to call a friend. ”There's a good time coming, boys!” MAE BLANCHE Bl’TTON Buttons! Buttons! Who’s seen Buttons? She’s here-—there—and everywhere. This energetic little girl came to us in her Freshman year from South High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. At once, she started doing things, so that now she is a member of the Orchestra, the Glee Club, the Girls’ Athletic Club, the Hockey Squad.: Interims. La Republique Francaise. and the Dramatic Club. She is also president of the Reading Club and one of our first girl cheer leaders. In her Senior year. Buttons excelled in dramatics—playing Peoria, in The Hints' Christmas Carol, Hannah in Hetty's Last Hct, and Maggie in Engaged.. A little piece of vivacity! That’s Buttons! "Hang sorrow! ('are will kill a cut. And therefore let's be merry. Huttons JEANNETTE WOOD CAMPBELL Jean is one of our class athletes—and one of our best friends. Jean has been a member of the Swimming. Latin. Reading. Glee, Interims. Library. French and Girls’ Athletic Clubs. In her Junior and Senior years, she showed her wonderful sportsmanship as guard on the Basketball Team. And Jean can sing, too—for she took part in both Princess Chrysanthemum and The Bells of Beaujolais. And who could be a better pal than Jean? "A sweeter woman ne'er drew her breath." -4 it ►- Jeanf» XwX.1 : .' ••» » fehe Oracle 5ZS32 [CTT a HAROLD CORNELL CARTER Quiet and reserved as lie is, only those who know him best can appreciate his sterling worth. Harold kept himself rather scarce in the first year or two of his high school life. However, when the call for the class football team was heard, he responded enthusiastically. One of his ambitions was to obtain a place in the Senior Play cast. As stern Major Mctiilli-cuddy, his ambition was realized. Among his activities, he counted the Nature and Mathematics Clubs, also J-a Republique Francaise. A most delightful smile adds to his attractions. Harold is the original optimist. "Worth makes the man.” .1. BOYD COATES Coatsie! Who doesn’t know Boyd? Don’t you remember Belvawney. the dashing young hero of the elopement in the Senior Play? That was Boyd at his best. Then, too, there is another Boyd, the orator on the Debating Team, eyes Hashing, voice compelling. Boyd is president of the Radio Club. The Latin. Nature. (ilee. and Mathematics Clubs could not get along without Coatsie. Many of the notes in the Ahing-tonian came from his pen. He put that little touch of pep into the Senior Football Team. A popular kid? We’ll say! Boyd is one of the leaders in the Class of ’28. “Charm us, orator, till the lion looks no larger than the rat." Coatsie JANE PENN CRISPIN Long, light, wavy hair, large blue eyes! You guessed it, Jane! She may not la very large but believe me she is large enough to be in the Library Club Play, on the Spelling Team, and on the Ahing-tonian staff. Then. too. she is vice-president of the Reading Club. The Latin. Library, Tennis and Hockey Clubs claim her hardy support. Of course, she belongs to La Republique Francaise. Confidentially, Jane is a great cook and she just loves to bake. We think Jane is the queen of hearts and tarts. Jane’s popularity isn’t just in Abington: it extends into the wilds of Glenside and North Glenside, and, I believe, wherever Jane is known. "He may live without poetry, music and art. W'c may live without conscience and live without heart, 1! may lire without friends, we may live without hooks. Hut civilized man can not live without cooks." Jean -■«§{ 18 )3 FlI Sim®hp fferael MJ BKRTIIA LOUISE CROWE Oh! See her put that t all through the goal! Who? Bert Crowe, the Hockey Team’s star center forward. The team simply couldn’t get along without her. nor could Varsity tennis. I ots of the clubs have discovered the same. During her four years' stay at Abington, Bert has been a staunch supporter of the I.atin. Reading. Library, and Oirls’ Athletic Clubs, also La Kepuhlique Erancaise. Reporter for the Abinytonian and interclass tennis manager may be credited to Bertha. Bert has never a cross word to say. She laughs at the world. Bertha can tell you what it means to be happy. "She is gentle, perhaps shy, {at a good friend to all aho know her.” JANE VORIS DAVIS “Actions speak louder than words,” fits well Jane's personality. Abington saw a steady worker in Jane and so elected her librarian of Dramatic Club, and alumni editor of the Oraci.k. We hear that Jane has a strong yearning for the sunny South, especially around the Blue Ridge Mountains. Maybe that’s where your lovely accent was acquired, Jane. Jane also decided that the Latin Club and La Republique Erancaise looked attractive enough to join. Oh. we mustn't forget the dramatic parts Jane played, especially as the maid in the Senior Elay. You’ve played a big part in Abington. We know that you’ll get a leading role in the world. 'She is pretty to walk with. Witty to talk with. f And pleasant to think on, too.' DANIEL ELY DEAN One needs just to watch Dan perambulate down the hall to know that he is one of Mr. Smiley's track aspirants. Take it from us. Dan surely is the runner. Sometimes, all we can see is the dust! Dan defeated the noted Whitt ock in the 440-yard dash and was also runner-up in the state championship for the half mile. Outside of track, the Dramatic Club, «»f which lie was treasurer in his Senior Year, the Commercial and Nature Clubs, and the football squad claimed his attention. We hope that Dan’s life career may be as smooth, swift, and successful as his track career. "He hath a will of his own, not easily shaken.” Hert -«8( 19 }8 - DunI it,hf arB mH , lii s 1- •• • • v- -vvr .»j •■ .■•• x v!-i? w, • jWfe yf ■. • .■ ?, • • ■ STEPHEN THEODORE DEAN Along with I)an came his khl brother, Steve—yep, you’re right that’s the one that's always chewing gum. Compose yourself, Steve, for it didn’t kinder you from becoming a member of the Radio. Mathematics, Dramatic and Spanish Clubs. And now that we men tion the Dramatic Club, we recall Steve as the dashing .Tack in A erer Heliere 'Em, as well as T’ncle Symperson in the Senior Play. Steve, too, was a member of the track and soccer squads. But we’ll all remember Steve as the wise cracker of the Senior Class. "God hies the man who first in rented sleep.” St ere MOVIN' RFSSELL DETWILER Girls! Look at Fritzie’s complexion! He did not buy it in a drug store, either. Lately, we have received quite a few complaints from Fritzie’s neighbors. that Fritzie is making too much noise. When we explained very nicely to them that Fritzie is in the band at A. II. S.. they relented. Fritzie certainly devotes most of his time to music. Did you hear The Hells of Beaujolais? Well. Fritzie was a member of the chorus. Nevin was also a member of the Boys’ Glee and Mathematics Clubs. Here’s hoping we soon find another boy from North Glenside like Fritzie, with a school girl’s complexion, and a mania for music! "flood humor is the health of the soul.'r EMMA ROSETTA DICKKL You know her. of course? That dark-eyed, (larkhaired little girl, who is always busy about Room Three? It is Emma. Emma who talks very little, but thinks a lot. Early in her school life, she joined tin Commercial. Nature, Spanish and Tennis Clubs. She is silently active in each one of them. Emma can always see a joke, and mix fun with her work. We vote Emma as a good scout and a delightful pal. ‘'Sweet, { rave aspect ” Em ma -■$ 20 }■ - pf ©17 ® he rctc r £sg 3S [ 5SSEBB8E THELMA A. DIXWOODIH “Shi smiled and all tin world was gay ' Were you ever enveloped in that smile of Dinny’s? Yes. you must have been, be you the smallest Freshman or stateliest Senior. And how we like Thelma’s unexpected and lovely haircuts! Who is your hairdresser, Hinny? Hut Thelma doesn't spend all her time at the hairdresser’s, considering that she pilots our Abingtonian each week as editor-in-chief. For four years, she has been a flashing star on the hookey field. And then Thelma has loaned her charming personality to flu Dramatic and Interims Flubs as their president. Who will forget that clear strong voice in the Ahington dee Club production of Princess ('hrysanthi mum and The Pells of Urdu joints Thelma took time to act as vice-president and secretary of the Athletic Association, and secretary of her class, and to be an active member of tin French and Heading Clubs, and Student Council. .lust think what we would have missed if we hadn't known Thelma! Thelma with her true blue heart! 7 lire not like the main of my kind. Mine is u world of feelings and of fancies. Fancies, whose rainbow-empire is the mind. Feelings that realize their own romances;' PALL FREDERICK EARWAKEK This tall blond, in the fall of 11HM. slipped quietly into the turmoil of higher education in company with some Freshman from Highland (irammar School. Spanish being his favorite language. Paul joined the Spanish Club, of which he acted, as president for a while. He also l elonged to the ever-active Commercial Club. Maybe, after a while, we’ll hear of him as being the most efficient typist and bookkeeper in seven counties. For persistence is Paul's middle name. "Write me as one who loves his feUowmen" PAUL A. ECJNER Paul decided to join us in 1925, coming from St. Luke’s Commercial School. We are glad that St. Luke’s sent him, for what would our football team have been without Paul on its line? The Spanish and dec Clubs also received Paul. Shouldn’t we call Paul the class tease? Never giving the girls any peace? No matter the place oY circumstances Agates can always brighten things. Hut he can also be serious and sympathetic. Have you ever tried to argue with Paul? Agates can convince you that black is white and with his ready smile he makes you like it. That's Paul! “Aw, why should life all labour be?" - 2i f - AgatesESS IK D. EH WIN WIhmi S ciime to Abington. she meant business and joined the Commercial. Spanish. Swimming and Athletic Clubs. And, of course, you remember bow she worked as manager of the Curtis Campaign and played guard on the Varsity Basketball Squad. And Essie’s hair Oh. no—it’s not red, it’s auburn. Anyway. it’s a bright spot, wherever S goes. S loves sports, all kinds of sports—particularly football and football players. And Essie plays the game. too. The opposing team never gets a goal if S can help it and S usually can ! "Magnificent spectacle of human happiness.” ADELE SALKXA EVERS Who thinks, says, does the unexpected? Why Del, of course. Del entered Abington from Fort Washington in 11)24, and we certainly consider Fort Washington the loser. Del swung right into things by joining the Nature, Spanish. Commercial and Library Clubs. The Internos Club also claims our Del as its competent treasurer. The Oracle staff is glad to boast that Del is a most efficient bookkeeper. Del showed her dramatic ability as Minnie in the Senior Flay. Taking all in all, we find Del every inch a real girl. 'Come, read to me some poem. Some simple and heartfelt lag, That shall soothe this restless feeling, And banish the thoughts of dag.” MARION ELIZABETH FEIST A laughing, cheerful friend is Meffie. who came to us from Germantown High in 1924. She started out by showing her true spirit in joining the Nature and French Clubs. She also did her bit in making the two operettas successful. And did she not show her interest in athletics by joining tin Swimming and Tennis Clubs and in building a firm foundation for the Girls’ Athletic Club? That’s Meffie—always ready to help keep things stirring! “Her very froirns are fairer for Than smiles of other maidens fair. Meffie - 22 )►-IIORACK JAMES FLEETWOOD In September. 1925, the school bus from Willow Grove discharged a new addition to Abington, Horace Fleetwood. Since then. Fleeter has been doing his part at Abington. You remember the politician in the Dramatic Club Play, and the boy who so gallantly gave a “temporary” leg while doing his bit in helping the Seniors in the interclass football contest? That was Fleeter. And. boy. what poetry Horace can write! He is an active member of the Spanish and Commercial Clubs, too. Well, Horace, when you reach the high road of life, just keep pushing and doing you part as you have done at Abington. and you’ll reach the top. there's no sun, still run hare the moon." Fleeter ELSIE ALBERTA FCLCIIUItE Bert slipped into Abington High School, determined to do her best. Sin worked hard at her studies and also joined the Commercial Club. In her Junior year, sin played hockey and basketball. As to the Oral English, it’s really a treat to hear the soothing tones of Bert’s voice. And she is really serious about becoming an cmbalmer! Good luck, Bert! "A girl of fen’ words, hut modest manners FIs 23 }§►•-“Iley, good looking!” Von until rally look around, and there stands George, who immediately grins. “Aw. can’t eha take a joke?” George is a tall freckle-faced boy, usually seen in a crowd, known by his many friends to be a good natured happy-go-lucky fellow. George is a member f the Mathematics. Radio, and Vocational Clubs. George never worries and why should he, for with his wit and that ever ready grin, he will never be without friends. drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die. (loose TIIGLMA ELIZABETH GILBERT Did you see that happy, smiling, always active little girl pounding away on tin typewriter in Room Two? That’s Thelma, the efficient typist of the Ahinytonian. Rat will always be remembered as one of Miss Ayers able assistants. Thelma’s charming personality sold many pounds of home-made oaiidv for the Library Club. The Commercial. Girls Athletic and Nature Clubs claimed her as an active member. Ask the boys if Rat could trip the light fantastic! Rat had a vacation at the shore, this winter. We're so glad that you didn't stay, Thelma. We couldn’t do without you ! "Her heart and hand both open and both free." Pat «§{ 24 fc-JOHN GIVENS Germantown lost a good athlete and a regular fellow when it allowed John to come to Abington in liis Senior year. While at Germantown, In played football and baseball, but the eligibility rules put him on the sidelines here. He didn’t fuss. He just started a new sport at Abington, golf. Between times, he showed his spirit by playing class football, and by giving the baseball Varsity a little practice. It didn’t take this young fellow four years to catch the spirit. I vet’s crown him Father of Golf at Abington. "He hath a tear for pity, and a hand Open as day for melting charity." . err a EVELYN MAY GLAZIER Saw ye the lass wi’ the bonnie blue e’en? Yes, that’s Evelyn, who came to us from Weldon. Although she is one of the youngest members of her class, she is a consistent Honor Roll star. With all her hard studying, she managed to he an active member of the Latin. French. Dramatic, and Glee Flubs and gave her support to the Mathematics, Library and Interims Flubs. What would the ORACLE do without her as poetry editor? Maybe. Evelyn will be better remembered as Maggie in the Senior Play. (Vrtainly the school has been better on account of her having been here. But it doesn’t matter what Ev does, she always stands out. just a dear little Ahingtonian. “In whose tittle body lodged a mighty mind." Ev MOLLY ELIZABETH GOHOREFCI Mill is Old Man Ivozy's worst enemy. She is chief typist for the Oracle. And what does that mean? WORK! Mill is always laden with yards of Oracle material—how she hustles around! From the typing room to the “Lady in Blue’s” room, and to the typing room again ! Aside from being very industrious at home, she is also Miss Ayers’ right-hand lady in the library, and treasurer of the Library Flub. She belongs to the Glee, Fommercial. French. Girls’ Athletic, and Nature Flubs. And Mill is a four-letter girl in sweetness! “For where is any author in the world Who teaches such beauty as a woman's eye ” -« f 25 )►- Mill 5( firefl fobe Oracle iNjfW 23E LEROY .1. GOTTS1I ALL I’m sure we all remember Roy. lie is one of those earnest chaps. I’pon entering Abington. Roy joined the ranks of the ocationals, and later became a member of the Vocational Club. IIow about The Ifof al Mounted There we saw Roy as a real northwestern fellow, always on the job, ready for whatever might pop up. .Vs Roy’s Senior year drew nigh, he joined the Mathematics Club. Here again Roy always gave bis best attention and helped us out over the rough spots. I think one of Ron’s secret sayings is. “Think before you act.’’ “Even children followed with endeavoring wile And plucked hin gown, to share the good man's smile.” Uo„ HELEN GUNOLD Do we know Helen? I should say we do. If not found fit the candy counter, she will invariably be found in the library. And how she can take charge of that library! How about the week Miss Ayers was away? Of course, we expect this of Helen: she was secretary and vice-president of the Library Club. Resides this, she’s a member of the Dramatic, Commercial. Nature. Tennis, and Spanish Clubs. What would tin Senior Play and Dance Committees have accomplished without Helen’s advice? Withstanding all this—if you want to have some fun— find Helen. 1 witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power” Patsy EDITII MARIE HADDOCK Ede's quiet appearance has fooled more than one of her acquaintances—when one expects it least, she is likely to come out with a long streak of talks about—well, usually her bookkeeping. As a Sophomore. she was a member of Mr. Johnson’s famous choir. In her Senior year, she was a loyal member of the Library and Commercial Clubs. Ede does not go out for much, but what she does go out for. she usually makes a success. Ede with her “Miss Prim" ways has quite a show of spirit underneath— especially when her clever church leader gets her started. Every one taking the first Glenside bus knows that. "Soft is the music that would charm forever.” Ede -4 2 )►-fehe teraclr JOHN HRADFIKLD IIAMEL John hails from Weldon Grammar School, where he put over some good football. In his Freshman year, lie played football and promised to become a star. A serious accident, however, spoiled his football career. When he returned to school, lie centered his attention on the La Republique Francaise. We shall remember John and liis side-kick Marshal, always up to something, wise or otherwise. John can always make friends with whomever he wishes. And the ability to make friends is a valuable quality. "Who first invented trork, and hound the free and holiday spirit doirnf" ANNA GERTIU'DE HAMILTON Tall and stately and yet just a bit of wistfulness in her manner—Ann with her pretty blonde hair! Ann came to us from McKinley. Since then, she has become active in the Commercial, Spanish, Nature, Tennis and Swimming Clubs. She also played on the Senior Hockey Team. Incidentally, Ann didn’t miss any football games this season. In typing and shorthand. Ann has certainly proved her ability. Ann stars in running for the bus and always being late. Ann wouldn’t spoil her record of always being a few minutes behind time for anything! Hut she gets there just the same. “Here comes the lady! O so light a foot Will ne'er irear out the everlasting lint!" .4 n n DAISY I DOSS A II AN KIN You like a person who is entertaining, and delightful? Then you will like Daisy, for she always has something pleasant to say. The French. Dramatic and Athletic Clubs claim Daisy as a member. She has shown her ability as an athlete on class basketball, hockey, and track teams. And can she recite Oral English? Just ask her classes! And she reads such intellectual books for reports! Daisy just adores to come up to classes, late from gym. It does take a long time to dress, doesn’t it, Daisy? Maybe some day, you’ll be a rich lady with a French maid to help you. “Though the rale may he deep. There is music around it.’’ Daisy 27 )►— f afitwnsr SZSES352S2E!2ISS2i2iS a i!5fe22 S ttwvwprm rAXiLuikll JAMES JOHN I-IERItON Big Jim with a heart and smile to match! Jim has the knack of getting along with every one, except people in moleskin pants and dented shoes. Re-member the Lower Merion Game? Besides being a football hero, Jim is a Dramatic Club and Senior IMay hero. lie is also an active member of the Mathematics, Dramatic and Commercial Clubs. Head his sport write-ups for the Okaci.k. He is manager of the Baseball Team, and athletic representative for his class. Whenever it comes to selling tickets or taking charge of a campaign. “Let Jim do it” sounds in order. Jim and Cupid will always be remembered as lx ing the long and the short of; the Class of ’2S. "For many a day, and many a dreadful night Incessant lab'riny round the stormy cape.'' •1 i m GERTRUDE MILL Doesn’t she seem to have springs in her toes? Yes, Trudy—it’s you. You bounce from one place to another, as light as a feather! And tell us, Trudy— is there ever a movie you miss? Perhaps that is why you act so cleverly. The Spanish. Commercial. Swimming, and Reading Clubs have found you a tine worker. Perhaps you have wings on your heels, too,—for it wasn't hard for you to come out first in the 65-yjird dash. That’s fine. Trudy. You certainly know how to live! “Her heart teas open as the day; ller feelinys all irere true.“ Trudy CHARLES ROBERT HOFFMAN A pleasing tenor voice and an equally, pleasant countenance make Bud one of the most popular fellows in school. Club work claims much of Bud’s time, for he is active in the Spanish, Radio. Dramatic. Nature and Glee Clubs. Though not weighing any more than he should. Bud plays class football just the same. We can’t help enjoying your marvelous piano playing. Bud. Personality plays a large part in success, and we know Bud has it. Be a sport—tell us how you do it. “Music hath charms to sooth the savage soul." Hud -4 28 ►-‘ r:n ffljgff flab i» t rtfflc %ag . . •„« « ?? -' . .r. , ;j :.; v- '• SES5555Z5B5SBSS B ROBERT WALTON HOOD Wild men have a way with women ! Even so— Bol» succeeded in getting a letter for having been on the Soccer Team. He deserved it. too! lie also was on the Senior Football Team. We surely pulled a fast one on Horsham when we took Boh away from them! Boh joined the Mathematics, Latin, and Nature Clubs. And if he had been a girl I am sure he would have joined the Hiking Club for every morning, Boh walked to school from Noble. Yes. Boh is one of these silent men who love the wide open spaces. have loved to repose myself, whether sitting or lying, with my heels as high or higher than my head.' Boh NINA KATHRYN HOUSE K bravely entered Abington to join the Commercial, Reading and French Clubs and become one of their peppiest members! As a sideline, K specializes in spelling—try to spell her down—just try ! Do you not remember how K courageously recited the Gettysburg Address in Assembly when every one else backed out? Kathryn is artistic, too—for at playing the piano and singing, she cannot he excelled. That little i)it of temperament mixed with your sweet disposition, shining out of your blue eyes and Huffy hair, makes you just right. K. "ll'f wonder at this girl—yet we like her." K ROBERT LONGACRE JACOBY Who is that quiet chap sitting back there, in Study Hall. Row One. Seat Nine? That’s Boh. This young gentleman came to us in his Sophomore year from Willow Grove. Although quiet, except to those who know him. Boh is a worker. He has been a staunch member of the Latin and Nature Clubs as well as the Mathematics. Dramatic, French and Art Clubs. In his Senior year. Boh was vice-president of the Art Club. Then. too. this same boy was the editorial editop for the Oracle, and pianist for the school. When it came to spelling, Robert also took the cake. Acting? He was Cnele Symperson in the Senior Play. Oil top of all this, his name appeared regularly on the select list—better known as the Honor Roll; and lest we forget—Boh had the reputation of obtaining A pluses in chemistry. Some reputation, Boh! To he great is often to he misunderstood -«5{ 29 )3 - BohiOu fesfa fch Oracle ms ) ffife li 1 SrfST itt - v" —»■ r -.-« •■■-.v fi ffr'J-’ y. fev-ii u rirr »»4-;-; HOWAItD FOX KENYON That (all unobtrusive fellow with (he dark hair is Howard, better known in Glenside as Dexter. Dexter fitted into the Abington scheme very nicely. His (all figure was a familiar one at (he meetings of the Radio and Mathematics Clubs. Like all good Abing-tonians, Dexter was always willing to be of service, acting as time-keeper at the basketball games. Howard was also active in athletics, winning places on the track and soccer squads. Howard has an entirely opposite side. too. He ushers at church How’s that for versatility? "Tis wiser being meek than fierce.” Hoir KATHRYN JANE LAIRD Kitty, have you had a good time since you’ve been in Abington? You’ve surely made it evident to us that they give one school spirit in Abington Grammar School. You’ve been one of the best Latin, Spanish and Library club members we’ve had. We like your quiet manner—please don’t change it ! And we admire your clever taste in clothes. Kitty, when are you going to tell us of what you are thinking? "Yes, naught hare hut youth and glee, Yet always hare joy to spare.” Kitty RICHARD II. LAIRD Talk of (he Seven Sleepers! Dick has them all beaten. When it comes to sleeping, in class or out, Dick has (he class championship clinched. Dick wakes up sometimes, though. In his alert moments, he captained the Freshman Hasketball Team and played on the Freshman Football and Sophomore Hasketball Teams. Dick spends many of his spare moments with the Radio, Dramatic and Spanish Clubs. Dick can usually he seen in Study Hall in the morning. struggling with Math, or teasing innocent girls. Dick certainly excels in these pastimes. “ live on hope and that think do all who come into this world." Itiek -■•§{ 30 )►-iV) Skhe tiraclt A GEORGE DOUGLAS LEMING As you entered Study Hall, did you ever notice that red-headed fellow who sits near the rear? Yes. I mean the fellow who is always ready to talk to his neighbors! That’s George Iteming, known to his schoolmates as Juicy. After entering Abington from Willow Grove in 1025, George joined the Latin, French, and Mathematics Clubs. George also took part in athletics, being on the soccer and baseball squads and playing on his class football team. Juicy is a quiet sort of fellow who is not troubled very much with anything. Not too ambitious hut not too lazy to have a good time! George is a pleasant companion. "To study or not to study—that is the question!” DOROTHY VIRGINIA LEVER The girl in the flaming red dress? That’s Dot Lever. She likes any color, just so it’s red. Dot’s a gift from Abington Grammar School, coming here as an honor student. And let me tell you that she is still an honor student. Dot’s always on the Honor Roll. Dottie is also quite a clubwoman, being president of the Latin Club and treasurer of the Nature Club. The Reading Club calls her an active member as do the Spanish, Mathematics, Glee. Dramatics. Interims and Girls’ Athletic Clubs. Rut I’m just beginning. Dot’s biggest job’s editing the Oracle. Where would the Oracle be without her cloved ideas, and steady work? Dot is a student government booster, being a member of the Council. Dot is also gifted with a good voice and dramatic ability. She lent her voice to the chorus in Trineess Chrysanthemum and showed her dramatic ability as Miss Treherne in the Senior Play. Dot does lots of other things, too, and does them all well. She is the type of girl that Abington is proud to call a daughter. "The fairest garden in her looks. And, in her mind, the wisest hooks.” Dot RUTH ELIZABETH LOCKWOOD That brilliant Commercial with the raven hair is none other than Ruth. Ruth won her numerals in hockey, and also jumped center on the class basketball team. The Spanish. Commercial. Dramatic, Athletic and Debating Clubs found Ruth a willing worker. Ruth’s propensity for dialectics often evidenced in the classroom, proved a valuable asset to Abington, for Ruth was one of the logicians on the undefeated Debating Team. Ruth’s expansive smile combined with her ability to bring people around to her way of thinking, should bring her to a high place in the world of business. "Her words, like so many nimble, and airy servitors, trip about her at command.” - «"{ 31 - RufusrT..w y. k Oracle Q g RUTII MACNEAL Who is that girl always, always talking? It must he Rufus. Ruth talked her way all the way from Nohle up to Aldington and straight into the Latin and Spanish Clubs. Yes. Ruth is a regular senorita. We hear that Ruth lets Keitches praetiee medicine on her. Look out. Ruth, don’t take any poison. We couldn’t get along without you. Ruth seems shy at times, hut those eyes are really too deep and twinkly to he serious. Ruth is the life of the crowd, Abiug tonians will tell you. ‘ .1 quiet, likable girl!” Mac K. EVELYN MAGUIRE When Evelyn came to us from Glenside-Weldon, she brought with her a dynamic personality. During her tour years at A. II. S. we might call her a clubitarian. She was an active member of tin Latin, tilee and Dramatic Clubs. When she was not attending one of these, you might find her in the Reading. Interims, Library or Swimming Club meetings. If not to be found yet, she would surely be in the Mathematics, Debating, or Girls’ Athletic clubs, or presiding as president of La Republique Franca iso. She has a “nose for news” as the news editor of the Ahiiif °ni ,n must have. We heard her sing in The tells of tea u join is and can’t forget her as Mrs. Mnc-rnrlane in the Senior Play. Ev is very fond of color as is indicated by her favorite red shoes. We hope that she will fit in with the color scheme of this world's picture. “.1 lirth, with thee mean to lire." Hr MABEL ELEANOR MARGERUM Willow Grove sent us another treasure when Mabel entered A. II. S. from Willow Grove in her Sophomore year. As the Commercial Course appealed to her most, she lost no time in joining the Commercial Club, also the Girls’ Athletic Club, and the Spanish Club. One of Her strong points is bookkeeping. If you ever wonder what became of that one cent in balancing up, just ask Mabel. She’ll find it. Oh, yes. Mabel’s always willing to aid a comrade in distress and she does it cheerfully, too. Mabel's a pleasant kind of girl to have around. “Silence is the most perfect herald of jog” Mabe -4 32 jfffqfcbf jferafli- rc?l ELIZABETH AI HOLLA MOTII HRSBAEGII Roalshurg High School lost sin active student when Elizabeth came to Ahington for her Senior year, for Bud had been class secretary in her Junior year and treasurer in the years previous to that. Bud won her numerals on the class hockey team. The Library flub claimed much of Bud's time as a valuable member. An unfailing pood nature and a willingness to co-operate won for Elizabeth the respect of the faculty and student laxly. In one brief year. Elizabeth caught the Abinpton spirit and set a high example for all. And her voice! Bud has one of the sweetest, clearest sopranos that we have heard. Latin! Bud almost talks in Latin. Her English is sweet enough. What must her Latin be? vln exquisite incompleteness. Blossom foreshadowing fruit." ROBERT EDWARD MERRAY Well. Bob. you have certainly made a name for yourself in Abinpton. Your athletic ability has lifted you to the ranks of the stars. The football squad found your drop-kicking toe quite an asset. Your three years of steady baseball have been climaxed by your election to the captaincy in your Senior year. Your executive ability was brought to light in the business-like manner in which you handled tin Y(tir Book pictures. Your love for nature is quite evident. Were you not treasurer and president of the Nature flub? Taken as a whole, you are one of tin clean-cut, reliable Abinpton type. We like you. Robert. 'Only I he bra re deserve the fair." ELIZABETH DONALDSON NI BLOCK Who dashes across the back campus every noon to gel a delicious hot lunch? It's our artistic Nippy! Yes. that's who draws most of those lovely illustrations for our Oracle. In fact, sin did so much for the Oracle that it made her art editor. Nippy also took time to become a hearty supporter of the Mathematics. Latin. Hiking. Hockey. Tennis, Swimming. Glee Clubs, and La Repuhlique Franeaise. She acted as secretary of the Reading flub, and president of the Art Club. Nippy has a lovely personality. Nippy, what kind of tooth paste do you use? We’d like to buy some. Putting this and that of Nippy's charming person together, we know why she has such hosts of friends! I rt is the expression of one soul talkin' to another.” t xi f - Xippt IRMA DOROTHY OTTINGER This attractive little brunette came from Willow Grove as a Sophomore. She entered into the drift of things by joining the Commercial, Spanish, Swimming. Girls’ Athletic, Tennis. Hockey and Basketball Clubs. Can she play basketball? Well she certainly did prove it by making the Varsity Squad as a Junior and playing forward in the Varsity Team as a Senior. Then, too, she has some dramatic ability, because she stepped right out to the front and secured the part of Parker in the Senior Play. Irma has one weakness, a fondness for Jinxtown. I wonder why? "In her vert quietness, there is (harm." ; » EDWARD A. 1‘OLAK Ed came to us from Ambler High School in November. 11)26. In Ed’s short year and a half in Abington, he has proved himself to be a very able and capable worker. Ed will be remembered as the forceful speaker on the Debating Team and as Jack Van Loon in the Dramatic Club Play. Hetty's Last Bet. Resides this. Ed was manager of the 11)28 Tennis Team and a very active member of the Dramatic. Nature. Radio, Mathematics and Glee Clubs. The orchestra is also losing a very good violinist when Ed leaves. Ed is a wonderful worker and booster. May lie enjoy as much success in life as he did at Abington ! Vo question is erer settled until it is settled riyhi." 0 Ed EDMOND LESLIE PORTER The gallant with the dark hair and the non-rubber heels? That’s Les! Leslie is one of our real Spanish Students. He was a member of the Spanish Club and also president of his section of Spanish. Les can sing, too. lie was a member of Air. Johnson’s Glee Club. And Les loves to walk clappity-clap around Study Hall. May the more serious things of life never stop our Les from singing his way along. "Best first. then study" Les - t 34h fehe teractt HENRY VANCE RAAB Well! Well! Here comes Vance. You can tell him a square away, just by his grin. And a sense of humor! He’d laugh if the dear old school burned down. lie’s been enjoying himself at Abington. He’s been playing good soccer for the last two years. Playing as a sub halfback, he deserves all the praise due to a sub that sticks to the end. He’s also been a faithful member of the Spanish Club and the Radio Club. The "it and faith that took him through high school are bound to stand him in good stead in life. Smooth runs the water when the brook is deep." llaaby ELY A RAMSEY Blonde and apparently demure, little El came to us. and blonde and apparently demure, she has remained. We aren’t quite sure about the demure part but we’re not color blind when we say that she's blonde. Demure little Elva jumped right into the big pond and became a member of the Latin Club and later her “A B’s” took the form of the Mathematics. Dramatic and French Clubs. Elva. wishing to prepare herself for tin solving of life’s big problems decided to take advanced math, in order to get practice. Elva’s greatest accomplishment, however, is in writing poetry to Mr. Smiley on P. O. D. exams. We never found out just what that poem was but we bet it was good for Mr Smiley has never forgotten it. "You seemed the garden's pro winy; 'The tilt and toss o' you, no less Than wind-swayed posy blowing" El SAMUEL HARRY RAMSEY. JR. Here’s old Sam himself, the boy from “Horse Ham.” But. he’s so good matured that you can never get. him riled about that. He’s tin kind of fellow that gets along with every one and does things. Sam displayed bis athletic ability ai second base on the Baseball Team. And we won’t forgot our captain who led the Soccer Team to victory in the Penn Tournament. Aside from athletics, Sam has interests in the La Republique Francaise, the Latin. Radio and Mathematic Clubs. A better friend than Sam cannot be found, even if he is a bit girl-shy. ‘7 am monarch of all I surrey. My right there is none to dispute.” - 35 - Sa mJu m m ¥ fche racw MSTm urn ANITA .M l.IK KKICIIAKI) Aii inimitable little lady is Nee who came to us from Huntingdon Valley (Jrammar School. By way of being a good sport. Xcc was captain of tin Hockey Team, and a capable and inspiring leader she proved to h« . Basketball also laimed her. for she made tin Varsity sipiad. In cluhlnnd. Nee shone, for she belonged to tin Library, Latin, and Beading Clubs, as well as La Kepuhli |tie Francaise and acted as secretary of the (Jills Athletic Club. The (iirls Tennis Team found an able manager in Anita. Pep and personality are the keynotes of Nee’s popularity. "In athlete, yet street and fair. With smiling fare and chestnut hair.” ISABELLE HAllN REUSTLE Jerry came to us from Willow ('{rove. Almost immediately, she plunged into the school activities by becoming an ardent and devoted member of the Nature. Tennis, Swimming and Spanish Clubs. Both the Commercial and Interims Clubs claimed her as a competent secretary. Jerry also found time to go out for track and took an active part in helping to make the Thanksgiving Day Program a success for the Commercials. Always helping, always smiling, ready with a good joke ’most anytime! Oh. yes, we almost forgot—Jerry’s fond of Chevrolet , too! "Heave is always beautiful.” I.HOXTE MONICA RHODES Along with the musicians of the class came I.eonte. Her talented playing has at one time or another furnished all her classmates with an afternoon’s fun of dancing. In her rather |iiiet way. she joined the Latin. Dramatic, French, Reading. Internes, Library, Math., and (Her Clubs. Lee was also elected as a representative to the Student Council. You will never find her failing to do her best if asked. We are proud of Leonti and so—how can we do without her? "Her fare is like the Uilky Way in the sky. .1 nice tiny of gentler lights without a name." Lee - . i 5 ►- i r v ys fjCBXs j v MARGARET VOGT RIGGS Wow ! Who is that snappy forward who shot that basket? Why. G.vppy of course -Gyppy. whose motto is "Roost Abington.” And she certainly has done that. Gyppy has been on the hockey field for three years. Site was captain and star forward on the Raskethall Team. And as athletic editor of the OKACJ.K, secretary for the ('ommercial (Jluh, senator of the Student Council and a member of the Raskethall. Commercial. Tennis. Swimming. Hockey, Spanish, and Nature Clubs. Gyp lias shown tier true worth. We like a girl with lots of pep—we like Gyppy. “II hat shall do to hr forever known. And make the aye to come my own?" MARY KATHRYN ROCKETT North Glenside School is responsible for Mary. Always an active girl. Mary joined the Art, Dramatic. ('ommercial and Interims Clubs. Athletics claimed much of Mary’s time, for she was captain of lK»th the Senior Class Hockey and Raskethall Teams Rut we shall remember Alary best as the temptress who sold candy during lunch period. Mary’s stand was a favorite gathering place of the elite. Much of Mary’s impularity can be traced to her generosity, for every one knows that Mary’s heart is in the right place. “As merry as the day is tony." GEORGE FREDERICK ROLL You would consider yourself pretty big if you were captain for two years in succession, wouldn’t you? Fred played four years on the Tennis Team, being captain for two of them. In li)2ti. lie was tin Roys’ Champion of Pennsylvania. He hasn’t lost a school mated) for two years. Of course, you remember him as Harkins in The Hells of Heaujolais. Fred was lively as a member of tin Latin, Dramatic, Mathematics, Glee and Radio Clubs, also playing the drums in the Orchestra and Rand, and quite active mi tin Senior Play Committee. It is very possible that in ten years, the headlines in the paper will he—"Fred Roll Wins Surprise Tennis Match. C. S. Retains Davis Cup I” racquet! 1 racquet! My kingdom for a racquet!" Mary -«s{ :rr £•- FredH uddy CHARLES IIIONRY SASSAMAN, JR. Sassy’s a product of tin Hlenside-Weldon Grammar School. Though small of stature, he exhibited a largeness of spirit by going out for track in his Freshman vear. Sassy was a quiet, shy boy until this vear Then he stepped out! He is a member of the fatin. Nature ami Mathematics Clubs. Sassy has also proved an able secretary-treasurer of the Radio Club. Besides these activities. Charlie has the reputation of being an all ’round good fellow, a 1 wavs re.nlv to help the other fellow. And does he know his mathematics? Well. I guess. Here’s hoping that Sassy will grow in stature as lie has in intellect. "Happy am : from ran I'm free! Why aren't they all rout mini like me " ALICE HOOKE Is it not so. Mr. Chairman, that this brown-eyed curly headed miss is one of the most active members of the Senior Class? She must be, considering the positions she holds as president of the Library Club, literary editor of the Oracle, captain of the Championship Debating Team, and pontifex maximus of the Latin Club. Besides these clubs. Buddy was a demure little flower girl in “The Halls of Iteaujolais" a successs as Mrs. Baxter in The Mollusc. and a lovely bride as Minnie in the Senior Play. Still we haven't linished all of Buddy’s activities, since the French. Swimming, and Art Clubs claim her. And then her poetry! Some day Buddy will he classed with Longfellow. But Buddy never seems rushed. In fact, you can find her helping some poor individual in the Oracle Room, almost every afternoon after school. With all your talents. Buddy, you never mind sharing them with us. "How purr, at vesper-time The far hells chiming— God. yire me hills to climb And strenyth for climbing!'' Sassy MYRTLE ANNA SACRMAN Myrtle’s pleasant smile and winning ways have adorned A. II. S. since she came to us. four years ago. She is a member of the Latin Club and she must have an artistic temperament, for she is also a member of the Art Club. As a member of the French Club, she probably expect to visit Paris some day. We surely hope she gets there and has an abundance of joy on that journey as well as on her first journey into the world. "Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well." -■4 38 }• - Myrts ■ v rrr JOSEPHINE SCHNEIDER Along with tin rest of the Freshmen from McKinley came our Jo in 11124. Jo has taken a very active part in the Spanish ami Commercial Clubs. In her Senior year. Jo joined the new Girls’ Athletic (Juh. These Commercials seem to be the quiet, industrious type, don’t they? Rut Jo always lias a joke ready, some little wisecrack to liven up the crowd. And smile! Jo can make you feel that the world is a great place to live in—if you smile. 1 willing heart, a helping hand, Always ready to command!" do ECGEXE ORA 11 AM SIMMERS Leadership seems to be an inherent trait in Gene, for lie is president of tin Senior (’lass, president of the Student Council and vice-president of the Athletic Association. The name. Simmers, will live long in the athletic annals of Ahington, for Gene was possibly the best guard ever produced here, making the mythical All Scholastic Team. To Gene, as captain, was assigned the task of leading the basketball team through a successful season. Gene will be remembered as Tony in The Hells of Ileaujolais. Fraternalism entered into Gene’s make-up. for he was a member of the Dramatic and Spanish Clubs. Gene well deserves the honors bestowed on him, the honors which he has taken so modestly. Roth faculty and student body wish him success. “Results are the proof of aetirity." (Sene ERIK j. SJOSTROM Erik—wherever did you acquire that little twinkle i your eye? When we see it—we can't help giggling! e have never seen you sad—we hope we never hall ! We know though—by your good nature, that on became a treasured member of the Latin. Matlie-latics. Dramatics, French, and Glee Clubs. Your lace in the Orchestra was very well earned. We »el sorry for the opposing players who met you on le tennis courts those balls came so fast! You ere also ready to meet any class in football and iskethall. We remember you helped our soccer juad to succeed. We envy your ability in writing ich original editorials for the Oracle. Rut we’ve prided, Erik, that friendship is your greatest talent, t least Fred thinks so. IIow about it? “A smile for all. a greeting glad. An amiable, jolly way he had." -4 39 )• - ErikMILDRED CAROLINE SOWERS The girl with the beautiful curly hair? Oh that’s Mil. one of the most enthusiastic members of the Spanish, Nature and Commercial Clubs. Then. too. Mil showed her appreciation of dramatics by joining the Dramatic Club. Mildred distinguished herself by becoming vice-president of the Commercial Club and business manager of the Ohaci.k. If you want to find her. look for Dot. They will be together. Who wouldn’t give the world to be a right-hand pal to Mildred? “Loved as soon as known!” Mil JOHN A. SPENCER Jack arrived at Ahington on the first bus in the fall of 1!)24. He settled right down to business and became an active member of the Radio. Latin, Spanish and Mathematics Club. He also sang tenor in the Roys’ Olee Club and was on the basketball squad. His outstanding ability, however, was with the violin. Soon after his arrival, he was drafted for the Orchestra. In 1(128. Jack was elected manager of soccer. Jack will always be remembered for the keen sense of humor which won for him the position of joke editor on the ORACI.K. Among tin outstanding achievements of his Senior year, we shall remember him on tin (iolf Team and in tin Senior Play. "Thouf h hr pursues a scholarly way. Much fun hr finds from day to day." dark EDWARD SAM I LL SPICK I NO Do you remember who won the Lincoln Essay Award for 11)28? That was Ed Spering. Ed, that tall fellow, has waved his colors in tin Latin. Mathematics, Nature, and Spanish Clubs. He is vice-president of tin Radio Club, too. We all remember him as Cheviot Hill in the Senior Play, and we shall not forget l.is work as it appeared in tin School News Column of the Okacik. Yes, In has followed in tin footsteps of his kin by retracing the paths of their good work. Some more Spcrings. please. ik Blessed are the tall in stature!"23E W S)V) ®hp draftsmSm W • ■ -- -1'--- ; w- •7. v v;u:. i-r fj»Av';". , HERBERT REEI) STANLEY A fellow who is president of the Vocational Club, and circulation manager of the Okaci.k has two man-sized jobs on his hands. Yet beside these. Herb finds time to join the Radio. Art, and Mathematics (’lubs, also drawing cartoons for the Oraci.k. Abington found a gold-mine in a worker when Herb entered our high school. Tall, dark, industrious, he is a mail of few words, for you never hear him speak unless he has something worth saying, a characteristic that few possess. “No much one man can do, Thai does both act and knoic. (’LIFFORD WILSON STETSON (ilenside-Weldon lost a bright spot in losing Cliff, for he. not being content with l eing brilliant, must needs have a red-head. Cliff became an active member of the Mathematics. Nature and Radio Clubs, also belonging to La Republicue Francaise. He worked hard as circulation manager of the Abingtonian. Whenever you heard a gang of fellows yell. “Iley. Reds, going to (ilensideV” you knew that Cliff’s two-seater Ford was going to do double duty. Yes. (’Iiff is one of those amiable, happy-go-lucky fellows, who make Abington a pleasant place. "Comb do ten his hair, but look. It standeth upright ' EMILY FRANCES STEVENS Emily, better known as Em. joined our ranks in her Sophomore year, from Cheltenham. Em won her way into the hearts of all by sweet and pleasing ways. Immediately, she plunged into various activities, becoming a member iff the Art, Tennis, Library, Swimming. Dramatic, and (Jiris’ Athletic Clubs, and also La Republupie Francaise. Em always has time for anything that will help some one else. We know that Em’s going out into the world, in her Ford, with the smile to win. “.4 merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance Herb -«( 41 )§•■•-1 SAB 10 LUO II10 X HI ETTA STRICKLIX Isabelle is a quiet little miss. You don t often hear from Belle, but when you do, its something that counts. Belle has belonged to l ot)i the Latin and (Jlee Clubs for two years, besides being in the chorus of the operetta. Mint ha. Belle's voice must be as sweet as her shyness. Sometimes, in I O. I).. Belle does speak up for a minute or two. Although she is rather hard to know, when you do know her. you are glad of the opportunity. "Be silent ami safe— Silence never betrays you. ' DKLXO ERNEST SCPPLEE Oie! Yoi! Onions! But not such a bad chap as the name might lead us to think. He's just the noisy little business and circulation manager of the A biny Ionian. With al! of his fun and nonsense. Onions has time to do a lot for Abington High. Who was one of the busiest ticket sellers at the football games? Onions! Mr. Supplee is also quite the club man. being a member of the La Hepublique Franchise. and the Radio, Dramatic and Mathematics Clubs. And that’s not all! He has shown some talent as a violinist in the Orchestra. Onions also had some time left for class football, having played four years for the Class of 28. However, the tiling that we shall all remember is his poor overworked ' hevy, the unofficial bus. We vote him a good little boons. "Then he trill talk! Yc gods! Hotr he trill talk!" BARBARA FREDERICK THOMAS A small, quick, blue-eyed brunette—and Barbara for a name. What a combination ! It is our own Bobbie, a silent but true classmate who came from Clenside-Weldon. She soon became a member of the Tennis. (lirls Athletic. Library, and French Clubs and played on class hockey and basketball teams. A very artistic lass. Pm ! Did you see her Personality Book? There you get a glimpse of her and her ambitions. Through her big blue eyes shines a golden personality. "The mildest manners and the gentlest heart!" 42 )s»-g few BafSEfnafixir MARY ELIZABETH TWINING Hero comes a little girl, carrying a big brown pocket book. That's Shorty. You have heard of the three monkeys. Hear No Evil. See No Evil, and Speak No Evil. Shorty wears them on a ring. That’s Shorty's policy. The Nature and Commercial Clulw and La Itepuhlique Francaise claim her membership. The class hockey and basketball teams have kept Shorty busy. Brown pocket hook, three monkeys, five feet and all. we like Shorty. “Who comes to eat salt with you will get many a lump of sweetness too.” “ hate nobody. am in charity with the world." EDITH WATERS WALSH Who is that dark-eyed blonde? Edie, of course! Edie is an active member of the Dramatic, Heading. Mathematics, and Girls' Athletic Clubs, together with La Republique Francaise. Edie has also played basketball, being a member of the Varsity squad in her Junior year. Will you ever forget her as the dignified Miss Treherne in the Senior I'lay ? The cast, in particular will never forget the day she went home from practice to bring back her brand new dog. When Edie smiles, the world smiles with her. and Edie knows how to smile. l dauyhtcr of the yods divinely tall, and most divinely fair " JEAN GLENN WETMOKE When you hear a great clatter, a blue streak of chatter, and a long string of ringing laughter, you know that Jean's on the way. They all go together. Jean has centered her attentions on the Spanish. Dramatic, Library, and Swimming Clubs. She has also done her bit as a literary editor of the Oracle. And debating—oh ! Jean has done a lot in her Senior year to convince the judges that she had the best argument. Jean's attractiveness has won her many friends in A. II. S. And who will forget her little toy cat, the mascot of the Debating Team? Surely it helped the team win ! Jean knows horseback riders, don’t you, Jean? Remember her interview with Rose Wentworth? We bet that Jean will do some dashing deed like riding bareback, some day! “A othiny is so difficult that it may be found out by seekiny.” -■•sf 4. 5 ►-JOAN ELIZABETH WHITE Hetty came with the Glenside-Weldon group. The Latin, .Mathematics. Spanish and Tennis Clubs claimed her as a fellow member. As one of tin Glee Club, she made a very charming flower girl in the chorus of the operetta. The fells of Heaujolais. What a gift it is to la a brunette—especially one with black eyes and hair. Betty has this gift and she certainly makes use of it for shouldn't we miss the bright reds and yellows that she so frequently wears? Yes, bright colors chase the blues a wav. Betty. "She's n jolly good fellow.” MIRIAM LOCISE WHITE Who’s that little girl that spends most of her time in the typing room? It’s no one else but smiling Miriam. Minnie has been in Abington High, only three years, entering as a Sophomore, but in that time the Commercial. Library, and Spanish Clubs have claimed her membership. If you want to acquire that rare quality of never being tardy or absent. see Miriam. She has never missed a day in school for ten years. What does Minnie do in her spare time? Well, part of it is a secret, but we know that she likes to help history teachers. "Oh, she's lit lie. hut she's wise, She's (i terror for her size." ETHEL CAROLINE WILLARD Smiling, brown-haired, blue-eyed Elbe came to us from Willow Grove and we think we got the best of the bargain. Ethel proved to be a very ellicient member of the Library Club, and a capable worker in the Commercial and Swimming Clubs. Ethel showed herself to be a real friend by helping the typists for the OraCLK and the A hiiiytonian. We call Eflie very lucky, because she possesses that rare knack of making people smile. What does our Eflie do in most of her leisure time? Ask Hat. she knows. "Her lirely looks .4 sprightly mind disclose.” Kmc Itetty 4 44 )? ■ - ('mf fche rarl mm Wi DOROTIIV DOWNS WILLIAMS Ahington welcomed little Dot from Fort Washington. Mr. Krueger’s "little hoy” certainly has managed to squeeze a lot of activities into her spare time. The Commercial. Spanish. Art, and Nature Clubs have all claimed her attention. Resides this, she helped the business manager of the OraCLK quite a lot. For recreation, she joined the Basketball Club. You should see her play side center! If you ever want to tind her. go outside and peer into every Dodge that goes by. In oue of them is sure to ho I itts. "Uriaht eyes with irondrous sparkling charms!'' nuts VIRGINIA WISMKR Who is the girl that never misses the Honor Roll? Ever since Hinny came to A. II. S. in her Sophomore year, her name has constantly appeared on that select list. You know. (Jinny is our exchange editor for the Oracle and is forever telling other school papers how to come up to our standard. (Jinny figures in the Latin. Mathematics. Nature. Dramatic. Library. Swimming and (Jills’ Athletic Clubs and La Kepublique Francaise. As for acting, how about (Jinny as Mrs. MacFarlaneV Didn’t she pep up the Senior Play? (Jinny is known as (Jloria Swanson’s double. Ask Mr. Smiley! (Jinny, just take all life’s knocks as you do our teasing and you’ll surely come out on top. "Her mind aspires to higher things." (tin ng WALTER HENRY YOUNG Walt came to us from Highland (Jrammar School in HUM. lie made his reputation as a student early in his school career. Being mathematically inclined. In has been treasurer and president of the Mathematics Club. He is also treasurer of the Student Council and of his class. Walt sings a lusty tenor in the Boys’ (Jlee Club and the Operetta Chorus. He plays a neat game for his class in football and basketball. When it comes to dramatics, well, ask about Belvawney in the Senior Play. One of the best liked people in the school, Walt will be a hard person to replace. "With reason j,inn and an intemperate wilt, Endurance, foresight. strength and skilly 45 f WaltsLOUISE HECK YOUNGER I'll bet that Fort Washington Grammar School felt lost after it sent Weez to ns. Everybody likes Wee .. The Art. Nature. Dramatic. Library, French and Latin Clubs wouldn't know what to do without her. And she certainly has helped along her class hy playing on the class hockey and basketball teams. We love Ismise's cheerful grin and hope that you will always be smiling, Weez! "Silence in more eloquent that worth.” Il'cc; - i ' = •• The Class Song Come, Friends and Comrades! liaise your voices high; Hail our Alma Mater, To whom we say good-bye. Cheer, all ye classmates. Dear old Abington; For our happy school days That will soon be done. Hallways and schoolrooms. And yon campus wide Have fostered bonds of friendship, That always will abide. lief rain : Fare ye well! Through journeys long, “Without halting, without rest,” Keep the motto of our song, “Lifting better up to best.” Hose of gold, our standard bright. Your symbols with us dwell; So with love, to thee we sing, Abington, Farewell! Thelma A. Dikwoodie, ’28. - • S( 4(5 }■ -THE CLASS SONG —ft—t T ' 1 j1 Pi i - 1 -yrt i nr V A J J ] p J-d j j 1 J fj w 1 1 1 . ] r j -1 r . (Vh J y j j .J t J -• J VL7 4 47 )►- flab? rxclr ;L • i ;- V ±.'.'-r V ’.'J -.» THE FRIDAY NIGI1T CAST THE SATURDAY NIGHT CAST - +‘ 48 } -L.--- yv ’.-. v- -.-j-?- t t The Senior Play OS APRIL 20 and 21, the Senior Class produced a very unique play, Engaged, by W. S. Gilbert, an uproarious farce comedy. Because of the Scotch accent and peculiar traits of some of the characters, the play was difficult to produce. Rut, thanks to the consistent coaching and untiring efforts of Mrs. Wyatt, aided by Miss Turner, the two casts presented the play successfully. The whole play hinges upon the emotional mishaps of Cheviot Hill— admirably portrayed by Howard Buffler and Edward Spering. Just imagine being engaged to three women and having an equal chance of being engaged to two others. This was Cheviot’s fix and it surely was a relief for those in the audience when he found the right one in the end. One of Cheviot’s emotional sides was Belinda, portrayed by Edith Walsh and Dorothy Lever, while his second was Minnie, presented by Alice Rooke and Adele Evers, and his third, Maggie, acted by Mae Button and Evelyn Glazier. These winsome, charming ladies played havoc with Cheviot’s flaunting heart in such a way that he not only found himself in love but also making love to all three. Each developed a distinctive type for her role. Through the entire play, Cheviot’s hypnotic friend, Belvawney, Boyd Coates and Walter Young, tried his best to keep the income which he received so long as Cheviot remained unmarried. Robert Jacoby and Stephen Dean, playing the part of Minnie Symper-son’s calm, businesslike father, brought bursts of laughter from the audience. Symperson’s main ambition was to get Cheviot married so that he could acquire Belvawney’s income. One of the other humorous roles was Maggie’s rustic lover, Angus, played with a great skill by James Herron and John Spencer. The ever present teardrops in “his bonnie blue e’en” won the approval of the audience. The other Scotch characters were Mrs. MacFarlane, Maggie’s kind-hearted, sympathetic mother, Evelyn Maguire and Virginia Wismer, and her son, Sandy, a part hilariously taken by Wayne Fisher, both nights. Parker, Minnie’s charming maid, .lane Davis ami Irma Ottinger, had Cheviot starting on his fourth proposal when he suddenly realized that he was to be married that day. The last but not least of the characters was the terrible Major Mac-Gillicuddy. When the villain came hurriedly on the stage, with an enormous wedding cake in one hand and a huge pistol in the other, the audience could not help showing its approval. This part was capably enacted by Fred Roll and Harold Carter. This play was of different character from those of other years, as it was an old-fashioned play in both costuming and sentiment. It afforded a distinct contrast to the other plays of this year. Walter Young, ’2H. -h8( 49 )8—'Sbi r«t ! ► Qlimpses of Forgotten Days EVERY community has folk lore or long-forgotten legends of some sort. Instead of Quo Yadis, our theme might be Quod Prae-venit—What has gone before? After reading a book of legends of the South, I determined to find some pertaining to our own locality. I had not long to search. I soon found our section abounding in tales and legends. We are all familiar with Sampson’s Hill, but do we know its story? One cold and stormy night, many years ago, a young Indian appeared at the doorway of one of the scattered farmhouses on the hill and asked shelter from the storm. It was denied him. In the morning, he was found on the road, dead from exposure. It was a common belief that the bodies of people who met unexpected deaths returned to haunt those persons responsible for their deaths. Accordingly, at every snowstorm, the ghost of the Indian appears at the farmhouse and makes life there miserable. The snow always drifts high around that house. It is said that if the paths are shoveled, the snow immediately blows back over them. It is true that the snow forms in queer drifts around the house. Perhaps it is the young brave wreaking vengeance ? Then, there are the crows of Horseheaven. This is not a joke. Horseheaven was a prominent eleva- tion on York Road below Willow Grove. The crows were so plentiful on Horseheaven Hill that the people had to cater to them and feed them to keep their good will. If any farmer refused to feed these crows, he was singled out by the crows and his crops and disposition were utterly ruined. I don’t believe you knew that Willow Grove was once picturesquely called Round Meadow because the traveler had to go around the meadow to escape a creek and swamp, fed by streams from Abington Township. This spot was said to have been as badly infested with black birds as Horseheaven was with crows. At times, the sky was black with the pests, which were finally exterminated through the offering of bounties. Then, there are the legends of Holicong, not a Chinese town as you might suppose, but the Indian name for an old settlement in the center of Bucks County. There is supposed to have been a dark, watery cavern under Holicong. One day, the limestone crust gave way under an Indian skinning a deer. Both he and the deer plunged headlong into the abyss. Yes, they are struggling to this day to get out. The old English town is still there, in the Lahaska Valley. Maybe your own home town has some old legends. I’m going to find out if mine does! Dorothy Lever, ’28. 'i 50 - fcht racIt '» v -''' r -.'J -.r Hjv»»v;-. •» Philadelphia from the Air Automobiles, motorbuses, motor trucks, and motorcycles, rolling smoothly and swiftly over asphalt streets—elevated, surface, and subway electric cars, racing to all corners of our cities— huge steel locomotives, roaring in and out of our depots, with long trains of freight and passenger cars—great ocean liners, transports, ferries, and carrying tugs, plowing the waters of Delaware — all making Philadelphia one of the greatest cities of the world, and yet all practically undreamed of, just one hundred years ago! How amazing, how stupendous such a sight would appear to our forefathers, to whom the stagecoach and the clipper ship were vehicles of rare speed! But no less amazing would the scene of one hundred years hence appear to us of the present day, if we could but take one fleeting glimpse of the future Philadelphia. We are not prophesying. We are not trying to paint a fantastic, futuristic picture. We are merely laying before you the possibilities of Philadelphia as a great airport of the future and the opportunities of the Philadelphia boy in the field of aeronautics. Philadelphia has not merely accepted the new industry of aviation. She has determined to make Philadelphia a city of the air. She is making plans for a large, well-equipped municipal airport. Philadelphia has been swift to realize this opportunity for fame and fortune in aviation, a field as promising as the budding automobile industry, two decades ago. Pennsylvania is truly the keystone of the Atlantic Coast. For that reason, Philadelphia is one of the main airports on the New York-Atlanta air-mail lines, at the present time. Not only has Philadelphia possibilities of becoming a great airport but it bids fair to be an aircraft manufacturing city. Within a twenty mile radius of City Hall are to be found two of the best known aircraft factories in the country: namely, the Pitcairn Aircraft Corporation and the Keystone Aircraft Corporation. In Philadelphia and the vicinity are openings for commercial pilots, aircraft designers, flying instructors, aerial photographers, flying salesmen, advertising men, airplane dealers, in fact, for virtually every branch of the industry. The chances are undoubtedly here. It. remains only for the young man to break into aviation. Aviation is truly the young man’s game, for in youth we find the qualities that make all pioneers: courage, natural adaptability, enthusiasm, and ambition. These same qualities also go to make fine aviators. Aviation is like any other specialized profession. It takes time, study, and training. Many of the colleges, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or New York University, have introduced full aeronautical courses. Good flying schools have been installed all over the country, so that the technical and prac- 4 51 fr-tical training necessary is easily obtained. In fact, any boy who can pass the mental and physical qualifications, who is imbued with the will to succeed, may become a successful aviator. The day is not afar off, in a progressive community such as ours, when the old - fashioned ‘flaming youth,” who burned up the road in a collegiate Ford, will be a back number. The world will look to the flying youth, out for a lark in the family plane, a flying youth with a clearer, broader, higher outlook. It is America’s manifest destiny to become air-minded. The uncommon carrier of our today will be the common carrier of our industrial tomorrow. “For their young men shall dream dreams and their old men shall see visions.” Ai.kred Funke, ’28. By the %oad of Susquehanna (Continued from poge Id) In the Pennsylvania Tourney, Soccer teams from all around them Entered in their men to battle For the cup, for the reward. Hut their own team was successful. Winning all from their opponents, Winning through by pluck and courage. Winning, there, the cup and games. Also from among their number Came the poets and the writers. Came the gifted of the scholars For the Oracle to work, Into this, their school magazine. All their gifts of talent placing, ’Till at last the magazine entered Competition for the best. Here again the men and maidens, Hv their works of art and talent. Won again for Twenty Eight. The Columbia Press Association Held this contest for the papers, For the magazines or papers, For the schools in all the states. Abington came forth victorious, . Became the victors of the Contest, Became the first in all the country, And brought fame to Twenty Eight. Then out from among their members. Out from all the agile athletes, Stepped the warrior, Frederick Roll. In his hand, he held a racquet, Held the implement of tennis, Held the symbol of his victories, Of his skill, of his renown, For he went the world to conquer And he won his games and matches And he took to all the nations The famed name of Twenty Eight. Now the tribe of Twenty Eight Had at last its fill of knowledge, Had at last learned the traditions, The words of wisdom of the sage. Finally, the moon of flowers Fell upon the halls of wisdom, On these full fledged warriors now. With many pangs of doubt and sorrow, With many thoughts of joy and triumph, With much more wisdom in their actions, Set out these Indian men and maidens, Out into a life of battle, Out on different roads and pathways, Out to different means of action Went the tribe of Twenty Eight. Mae Button, ’28. - 4 53 )• -5EniOR 5MHP5 HAROLD CARTER 34Bywy nQRiiiMG mi m mm m mm SPRING SPORTS HROUNtJTHE TRRCK the Ra -Ket AT THE INTER-CUtt TRACK (1KT MAW AOCKtTT rta MAM BUT SHE BROUGHT MOflE THE BACON THe. List D y POPULAR SONG UERSION ftLUIftYS' "TOGETHER" "SIDE-BY-SIDE’ i avsrc v £« y CvEcAn •T HELP'uJISh IN “ TH E Btt N D LOTS Of GOOD LUCK FOFLNEXTVEflRSenior Statistics Xa me Where They Shine Am buck, Josephine Oral English Armstrong, Frances ... On committees Bates, Edward All around Batezell, Margaret .... In the Double Quartette Battkknby, William ... President of Commercial Club Brkady, Edwin Singing Bufklek. Howard In football Button, Mae Sympathizing Campbell, Jean With Peg Carter, Harold Acting Coates, Boyd 1 Minting Crispin, Jane Taking exams Crowe, Bertiia On the hockey field Davis, Jane Fifth period study Dean. Dan Half mile Dean, Stephen Teasing Detwilek. Nevin With Karl Dickel, Emma In quiet thinking Dinwoodie. Thelma Everywhere Eakwaker. Paui In blushing Egner, Paui Arguing Erwin, Essie As sales manager Evers, Adele In P. (). I). Feist. Marion Others’ troubles Fisher, Wayne Being funny Fleetwood, Horace Posture Fri.cnrre. Elsie In English Funke, Alfred As editor of the Oracle dEISSLER, (iEORGE In McKinley Hilbert, Thelma In Bill’s Buick diyens. John Playing dolf dlazier. Evelyn On the stage doooRECCi, Molly In the library Fa rorite Expression A mbit ion “See’f I care ! ' All-American Hockey Team “Do I look worried?" A politician “Not me!” President of Pennsylvania Railroad “I could laugh.’’ To go on the stage “ ’atz!” To get sleeping sickness “Aw, shut up!” Catcher for A’s “I don’t know.” Rest, and more of it “Yens!” To find that growth-producing yeast “I should worry!” Olympic Swimming Team “Wedding cake!" Surgeon at Jefferson “My gosh!” Speaker of the House “Aw !” To run the Kenyon Coal Co. “I hope!” To be a second Helen Wills “Pst.” To be an old maid school teacher “dood night!” To lieat Nurmi “dosh!” To Im a farmer “I don’t know." To be a financier “Sure you’re not kidlin?” To keep a model house “Listen !” To be an actress “I’ll bite.” Manager of Barnum and Bailej “Who cares?” To Im a traveling salesman “Jumping Jiminy!” Champion typist of the world “Dash along." To sail the ocean blue “Oh. no-no-no!” Work for a photographer “Horse feathers!” To be the tallest man in the world “Where’s Ann?” To fill a hole in a doughnut “O. gee!” An undertaker “Christmas!” Publisher of the Mentor “Where’s Bustard?" Saving the first seat in the bus “Why bring that up?” To Im somebody's stenog. “Fore!” To b a champion golf player "Mv word!” Teach French “Bet the answer’s funny." To Im a librarian Destiny (iym teacher at Abington Oram-mar School A play critic Prim ipal of high school Salesgirl in Dewees Chauffeur Pmpire for “Our dang” game Efficiency expert Peddling medicine that makes one grow Life guard at Bryn Athyn Creek Butcher at Willow drove Train caller A partner to Horn and liar-dart's Secretary to Mr. Wei rick To be a librarian Bank messenger To own a five and ten cent store Bank cashier 1 ietitian Wardrobe keeper at Erlanger’s Zoo attendant I ictionary publisher Somebody's stenog. An innkeeper in Paris Mother's helper Midget for Baroum and Bailey John Rockefeller, Jr. English teacher Reporter for Glen side Xetcs Conductor on a train To be a tax collector Caddy for Bobby Jones Cashier at Willow drove Park Collect old l ooksSenior Statistics Xante Where Then Shine Farorite F.rpression .1 in hit ion Destiny ( Jottsii ALL, Roy In the Dodge “And how!” Manager of Almar Store ()fhce boy (fU.rni), Helen Help in time of need “Great Caesar’s ghost!” Travel Baltimore Haddock, Edith In quietude “Trial balam-e, come out!” (Jet a little stouter Clerk in employment agency Hamel, John In his Buick “Aw. no!” Business man Radical politician Hamilton, Anna As a good stenog. “Ye gods!” Private secretary ife of missionary Hankin, Daisy Questionnaire “Why V” Teach shorthand at Drexel Kindergarten teacher IIerkon. James In that Durant “Is that right?” All-American Football Team Director of Music Hill. Gertrude Love for animals “And how!” Travel Join the army Hoffman, Hoiikrt As a poet “1lorseradish !“ A second Longfellow Math, teacher Hood, Robert With the women “Horse feathers!” (’artoonist Draw a long salary I looSK. KaTHYKN In spelling “Oh, gosh!” Music teacher Organ grinder Jacoby, Robert At the piano “Dear me!” Chemistry prof, at A. 11. S. Pianist in Five and Ten Kenyon, Howard In the Hup. “Not on your life!” Who knows? Surveying Laird, Kathryn With Elizabeth Don’t he foolish!” Make a non-stop world flight with her brother Live all her life in Ahington Laird, Richard Tantalizing “Hello, sweetheart.” Make first non stop world flight around the world Fly to Hat boro Lem Inc, (Jforce In chemistry “Let me think!” Landscape architect Face lifter Lever. Dorothy In Jenkintown “Oh. dear!” To marry an Irishman To get a Russian Ia)ckw(X)I), Ruth Hearty laughter “Oh. no!” Accountant Interior decorator MacNeal, Ruth With Frances “Where’s Fran?” Finish high school Land in College Maguire, Evelyn In Latin “Hell!” To own an airplane Typesetter for SqiteedunktHIe. Xetrs Margerum. Mabei Eating candy In P. (). I). “Honest?” Bookkeeper (’horns girl Moth ekshaug ii, Elizabeth "Act your age.” Live the life of a hermit To live on Fifth Avenue Murray, Robert Picture Committer “Now—” Big leaguer Conch Junior High baseball team Niblock, Elizabeth Art room “O—h” An illustrator Cartoonist for Timett-Chroniele Ottinger, Irma Smiling “Oh my. ain’t she purty !” An actress Child's nurse I'olak, Edward .. In photography In a Huick ••(»),—” ()rator Teach first grade Porter. Leslie “Anything.” To get married Sell Buicks Kaab, Vance In Study Hall “What’s the hurry?" Be lazy Janitor at A. II. S. Ramsey, Ei.va In blue Shucks !’’ To be a lawyer (Jo on a jury Ramsey, Samuf.i Soccer “I’ll smack ya!” Baseball player Water boy Reichard, Anita In hockey “Oh. heck!” Be a joc key (Juide in Art Museum Reustle, Isabelle In a Chevy “Oh. my stars and gaiters.” (Jet a thrill Dancer in SpainSenior Statistics 4 A a me "Where Then Shine Favorite Expression .4 m hit ion Destiny Rhodes, Leoxte At the piano “Oke” Interior decorator A sign painter Riggs, Margaret In basketball “No stuff!” Florence Nightingale, 2nd Marry Ty Cobh, Jr. Rockett, Mary Selling candy “Don't l»e silly.” Enter business world Miss North Glenside Roll. Fred Tennis “Huh!” Second Hill Tilden Ping pong player Minister’s wife Rooke, Alice Everywhere “I’ll help you!” Ho a missionary S ass am an. Charles In math. “Gee. din't that fierce.” Grow taller Find himself Saurman, Myrtle Silence “For goodness sake!" Be an artist Hutterflv catcher S( ii nkidkk. Josephine .. With Until “Luvn lVte!“ Somebody’s stenog. A loving homebody Simmers, Eugene In a Chrysler “Ho—Ho!” Penn State Glee Club Sing at Willow Grove Theater S.IOSTROM. KrIK As a manager “Whatever he thinks of!” World famous Printer for the Oracle Sowers, Mildred Her crowning glory “I did so.” Advertising manager Modiste Spencer, John “That’s not the idea!” A lawyer Soda fountain clerk Spering, Edward Lincoln essay “I loggonit!” “You’re all wrong!” A rchitect Dancing teacher Stanley, Herbert Knowing everything A cartoonist Comics for UlensUle Sens Stetson, Clifford In a Ford “That’s what counts!” Drive a Packard Collector of tickets in movies Stevens, Emily In her car “For Pete’s sake!” Go to art school Become a chemist Stricklin, Isabella ... Being quiet “It’ll do!” Stay happy (’artoonist SUPPLEE, I)ELNO Question marks “Morell told me.” He like Morell Fred’s assistant Thomas. Rarbar With Mary “For cry in’ in a bucket !” Interior decorator Newspaper critic Twining, Mary Writing biographies “Who’d a thunk it?” Child’s nurse Miss Turner’s secretary Wai.sii. Edith .... In roadsters “What causes that?” Make posters Write poetry Wet more, Jean Arguing “I am upset!” He a millionaire Auctioneer White. Elizabeth Talking “My hat!” Make a speech Radio announcer White Mi kiwi Mr. Hold's secretary “Jump in a creek!" Let her hair grow Keep home for bachelors Willard, Etiiei Curling her hair “Ye gods and little fishes!’’ Be a man-hater Wedding hells Williams, Dorothy ...• With Mildred “S« e vou all of a sudden.” Private secretary Impersonator Wismer. Virginia In third period French “My goodness!” He a doctor Raise hull frogs Young. Wai ter In trig. “Have your dues?” Treasurer of the F. S. Ticket seller at circus Younger, Iaiuise In being sweet “Oh. my stars!” Nurse Girl tax id river • '1'i P. O. D. URRY up, children!” These words float down to us as we are halfway between nowhere and Room Thirty-four. Safely inside, we are greeted with “Who’s your friend?” or a similar question. We sit on edge until we learn which one of us is the so-called lucky one for that day. If he be far enough away from us, we cuddle up—but not for long. We soon struggle frantically as we are pulled, dragged or yanked through such dull and uninteresting subjects as single tax, tariff, socialism, and others equally disturb-ing. Much study is a weariness of the flesh. Occasionally we take time out to discuss whether or not little Junior should have an allowance? Or should we stately Seniors have a key to the ranch? Or how late is late? If you ever feel that you could use a hit of worldly advice, drop around to Room Thirty-four and your difficulties will doubtless be solved. “Now that we have completed our 1’. O. I). And our race draws to an end, We trust that those who follow Will our souls, defend.” Adei.e Evers, ’28. French E ALWAYS enter French class with a supremely happy and cheerful conscience. If we don’t have our lesson done, we manage to stumble through it somehow, but we don’t worry about it. For they say that the French are rather happy-go-lucky, carefree people—the gypsies in the South, at least—and we are transformed into Frenchmen as soon as we enter the room. Are there not French pictures on the walls, the standard of La Re-publique Fran aise in front of us, and a French and an American flag draped over it? In these gay surroundings, we read the most celebrated works of the French playwrights and novelists, write prose, and converse in French. We certainly get a kick out of the conversation, even if the greatest part of it consists of “Je ne comprends pas.” And plays—we criticize the characters, the authors, and the plots till we are blue in the face; then we write book reports about them. Once during the year, we write original one-act plays, and on that occasion, we discover the authors in our midst. Now and then, we mingle our ethereal voices in song and the other classes are nearly always awed into silence as they listen to the distant strains of the triumphant Marseillaise. When we finish, one could hear a pin drop in the surrounding halls, so marvelous are our powers of fascination. Sometimes, our noble leader gets us into a trap to find out how little English we know, let alone French. But, as the months pass, we grow wiser and wiser, and he now catches us but rarely. If you ever want to change your nationality for one period each day, come to French class. You’ll get lots of fun out of it, and you can’t help learning a great deal of French while you’re there. - ♦•{ 60 ■ Evelyn Maglire, ’28.English There ENGLISH class comes cither just after breakfast or just after lunch. Perhaps that accounts for the fact that we always prefer to make it a period of informal conversation rather than one of deep and profound study. There have, indeed, been days when »e read and memorized certain parts of “Macbeth” and Carlyle’s “Essay on Burns.” We have even got down to the childish custom of studying grammar. But we had been educated so well in former years that we know how to get over these necessary evils without too much exertion on our part. True, some of us have burned midnight oil to get book reports in before the report period ended, but these emergencies come only once in six weeks. We never worried much about that. It’s so much more fun to talk leisurely about the dress rehearsal for Senior Play, chuckle over the jokes we tell on cer- tain Fridays, and argue about national politics. Often, we have open forum discussion in which case we have some pretty hot debates. Most of the members of the class are speaking at once— pounding their fists on their desks, and clamoring for the floor. Amid the din is heard a calm voice, reading a section of Robert’s Rules of Order. We find that our charming chairman, Mrs. Wyatt, has interceded to prevent a possible riot. You see, that lady has the ability to make even the quietest of us assert ourselves, and then, with one word, she can still us at the most thrilling part of the argument. Perhaps it’s because we all know each other so well; perhaps it’s because of the instructor, but anyway, we’re always sorry when the bell rings and English class is over for another day. Evelyn Maguire, ’28. Lunch Line ONE place where the lowly Freshman and the lofty Senior meet on common ground, and large and small have an equal chance to battle for supremacy! The frantic scuttle past the desk room door, only to be carried down the stairs by a human wave! Crash! We almost carried the partition that time. Why does that council member glare at us so? Then the last sprint to our goal! Gee! Wouldn’t it feel great to be first in lunch line just once, and not have to look ahead and see what we wanted disappearing just before we have it in our grasp? Oh! Aching void, you are about to be filled! Haven’t had so much excitement since the family saw my report card! Eugene Simmers, ’28. - 01 )►-asz i ssapaasgaBMaa Shorthand Gentlemen: In answer to the Oracle of 1928, I would sav that there are thirty stenographers to fill the positions open. They started their work with dictation at a low speed. Like the man at the wheel of an automobile, who tries to see how fast his car can go, so did Mr. Krueger with his stenogs. As a result, they can take a letter of a hundred words in one minute. That is not all. They can also take a hundred-word letter for two and three minutes. A car that falls to pieces after it has been raced a small pace is not desired. Neither is the stenographer who can take a letter but cannot transcribe it desired. You will not have any trouble with the stenographers of the Class of ’28. They can even transcribe the hundred-word speed tests in four minutes, and do it without an error. I think you will find these stenographers very good. If not, do not put the blame on Mr. Krueger. He did his best. Very truly yours, Mildred Sowers, ’28. Office Practice TOO-TOOT, all aboard for the business world!” Yes, that’s the cry of the little engine occupied bv our Office Practice Class. The members have carefully laid their tracks across another year of successful work. Mr. Krueger, our faithful engineer, has speeded our class safely through, as he has done for many others, and we are very thankful to him. We thought our little engine hit something awfully hard, once this year, and when we came to, we found that it had hit a mountain—just full of business arithmetic—! But that too, has been all cleared away, thanks to our engineer. And those requirements! We’ll ad- mit they had us guessing for awhile. The telephone had our nerves completely wrecked, every time it rang, and we were thinking seriously about having all telephones disconnected. But then, one spring day, came that dreaded call, after which was the abolition of another requirement. Because of this, we even forgave Bell for inventing this article which had caused so much confusion. The Commercial Class of ’28 feels confident in the fact that it has accomplished something worth while in Office Practice. Here’si hoping that all demands of the future will be fully satisfied by the use of our acquired knowledge! Thelma Gilbert, ’28. - 62Chemistry WITH what enthusiasm did we take up chemistry! The Seniors before us had told us it was terrible, but we thought we were better than they were, and so we decided that we’d show them. Did we? Oh, what a grind that was! Grind is a poor word to use because we really did have a good time, lab. periods. They almost made up for those terrible class periods, when Mr. Messinger seemed to think that we should know everything from alpha to omega, even including those immense formulas, those equations, ooh! That oral test! To be or not to be, that was the question, Whether ’twas noble in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous oral test, Or to take arms against Mr. Messinger, And, by opposing him, end them! Imagine for yourselves the rest; then you will really know what those tests are like. But here we are disheartening those brave and mighty Juniors. Don’t let this dishearten you. Start out as we did. Maybe you’ll go smilin’ through. Elva Ramsey, ’28. V irgil 6( f 1 ONTINUE!” This and a . cheery smile meet those students who, during the fourth period, journey to those ancient lands of Greece and Rome. How we enjoy our teacher’s cheery manner and witty interpretation of the many lines of Virgil’s masterly Aeneid. We bear Aeneas’ sorrow as Troy burns; we feel his fears during the storm at sea; we fight with him in the Trojan War, and we see him fall in love with unhappy and yet fortunate Dido. We study Virgil’s verse and mastery of form. With Monday comes prose, making some blue. After being in class awhile, we are cheered up by a few funny mistakes. The first bell rings. We embark for Abington High School and land at our port when the last bell rings. Students, take Virgil, if you would know love, adventure, and stellar poetry. Virginia Wismer, ’28. Typing IF ANY one should happen to enter Abington High by the boys’ entrance, he might think that Abington had a business office. But, no! It is only the Seniors, passing off a speed requirement. Is typing the only thing we do? Sometimes we type to music; commerce and music go together very well! Other days, we spend half the period in figuring out what some shorthand outlines are, in order to type the letter which was dicated to us in Shorthand Class. As a whole, we are a very industrious class, but sometimes nature forces us to see the black clouds of Room Two. If you want to have some fun, about two o’clock on a Friday afternoon stop in Room Two, and let us give you a free demonstration of the touch system of typing, and you will hear Mr. Krueger’s expression of “All Ready—Go!” Molly Godorecci, ’28. «8f (). ISpanish FATHER Time has has rolled around another Blue Monday. The bell rings. We speed through the hall to Room Nine. We sit down and open our textbook, “Espana Pintoresca.” A low alto voice resounds through the room. A Spanish mystery story is being read. It grips us and holds us tense. The villain is becoming enmeshed in the network of the king. The bell rings again. We are almost scared out of our wits, but we must depart to our next class. On Tuesday, we learn to write a Spanish letter. Another Wednesday rolls around. We finish our mystery story and commence to read a light, airy romance. The following day, we write a Spanish check to our teacher, Senorita Reichard. On Friday comes the most interesting hour in the week. We study about sunny Spain and the broad pampas of Argentine. Thus ends a perfect Spanish hour. John Spencer, ’28. English Here THE bell rings; a group, Seniors surge into the hall, madly gesticulating and talking excitedly. Don’t call Mr. Weirick. It’s only an aftermath of an English discussion, probably on Emerson or Carlyle. It might be Washington’s Farewell Address or even Hamlet. Some days, when this same group comes sad-facedly into the hall, a Freshman wisely remarks, “Senior spelling, maybe a punctuation test, or poetry writing.” Many of the groups are budding journalists, as school publications well show. Some days, we sit in English class to hear stories of other days and other places, or call on our own imagination and try to make tales of our own. And don’t forget our heart-to-heart talks in which we learn to make our own opinions and express them. We, seriously, shall long remember pleasant hours of work in Room Six. Eugene Simmers, ’28. Mechanical Drawing DO YOU ever caricature the teacher or sketch a plan for your new garage? Perhaps you could spend this time to a better advantage in the mechanical drawing class; then when you finish the sketch of your garage, you will have a real drawing to show the exact plan in an expert manner. Angles, protractors, T squares, French curves—a regular fairy land to the new student! This idea soon leaves the newcomer for, in a few weeks, he suddenly surprises himself with his own accomplishments. Many boys would rather stay to finish a drawing than run for the bus. There surely must be some real interest here; perhaps Mr. .Miller, our instructor, has something to do with this? The classes in mechanical drawing are altogether different. Here we advance as rapidly as our talent permits. Many times, a Sophomore is working on a Junior plate or on an - • :■{ ( 4 f - original idea of his own. There is practically no limit to the field of mechanical drawing. Every year, new apparatus is added to our equipment, to increase the range of our work. A professional blueprint machine is one of our finest improvements this year. This machine is of the vertical type, lighted by a double-arc arc lamp. Blueprints of any size may be made, up to three or four feet. It might surprise you to know that some of the boys have actually done work for outside draftsmen. Where could more practical experience he obtained? Buddy, if you have never visited this department, drop in some day. Your time will be well spent. Herbert Stanley, ’28. Trigonometry PERIOD Two in Room Eight! How many trig students will ever forget this period of nerve racking, heart breaking, joyous minutes? If variety is the spice of life, your life in trig would be all spice for you are always doing some-tiling different. As you enter the door, you hear Mr. Gernert’s “Put your books away and get your pencils and paper. We are going to have another test.” Your heart then jumps into your mouth and your legs begin to shake and grow weak. Two thoughts at once flash into vour mind: Will you make a ten and feel happy for the rest of the day or will you make a zip and feel gloomy and sad, only to wait for another day when you might make a ten? First, you learn what a sine and cosine are. Not the kind of sign you put up for advertisement but the sine relating to triangles! Just as you begin to see a streak of light, along come negative angles and everything is darker than ever. Whoever heard of an angle of minus 270 degrees? But it’s true and there’s nothing magic about it either; if you don’t believe it, take trig and find it out. After that passes, much to the pleasure of all, you get formulae. Such a mix-up! You twist one thing this way, another that, and the result is something altogether different. It’s as bad as solving a crossword puzzle. Next you get a much deserved rest while you learn to play with a slide rule. This is real fun for you have a good time amusing yourself by moving the slide up and down the scale. You are working fractions. That is as easy as eating pies. Everything is drifting along fine. Then you take up logs. I do not mean logs of wood but logarithms. Here you add when you multiply, subtract when you divide, and what not. It keeps you guessing to see what’s coming next. Lastly, you have the solution of triangles and how easy it is (when you know how) ! You take two • sides of an angle of a triangle and find anything else you want to know about the triangle. Why, it’s marvelous; it has it all over magic! Trig, we might say, is the class that either makes or wrecks you; if you are accurate, it will make you; if you are not, it will wreck you. But with all this, trig is one of the most exciting and interesting classes of the whole four years—thanks to Mr. Gernert, our trig professor. Howard Bekfi.er, ’28. (Turn to pane 115) -4 65 }»•■- Vocational Quiclance HAVE you tried our course? Correspondence, N i g li t School, Day School, Continuation or As You Like It! Reasonable charges! A four year course! We absolutely guarantee to teach you a suitable vocation and to give you a start in the world in any fitting capacity (tight, loose or otherwise). We can mold you into any form, shape or appearance for your future life. We can “make you what you are today.” If you are not satisfied, we shall return all postage stamps used in communication. Give us a trial—write today for information. We can offer the following graduates as references—for better or worse. Remember! We made them what they are—don’t blame us too harshly. Anti-Dilapidated Halleliyahtechnic School of Makology Abington, Pennsylvania We now present our graduates to those who want to bear. You may obtain in this same way foundation for career— Josephine, our orator, we offer first to you. She made the name of Ambler ring all the country through. Frances Armstrong found her plane through social service labors; So now we find her, night and day, working for her neighbors. There are others, who have learned quite fast in maybe just ten hours; Ed Bates has brought us much renown in solving Ford’s great powers. A writer of scenarios is who? Why, Edwin Bready! And is it true he always gives the leading man a lady? An actor you may find in Buff, a football right hand man! Perhaps that is the reason that Essie is a fan. Mae Button’s quite a journalist in many a leading press— Give Jean Wetmore a shred of cloth —she’ll put it in a dress. Ask t’other Jean if Campbell’s soup is good enough to keep you healthy; She’ll answer, “Yes, indeed it is, it also keeps you wealthy.” Harold Carter sells his drugs for prices quite cut down, And have you ever seen an ad, “Just try a Crispin gown?” Bud Hoffman of the opera—oh, a very famous singer, Has as his life-long partner Peg Batezell, high note ringer. Our Buddy Rooke with cheerful smiles is gladdening each life— For Buddy is quite charming as a minister’s sweet wife. Friend Coates a fine debater is, also a radio fan! “It’s speed that counts in these fast days,” says our great track man, Dan. Bill Battersbv, a fisherman, he tells fish stories new— Supplee has his fish stories—of course, they’re always true? A hockey star of whom you’ve heard is our own Bertha Crowe. Jane Davis as a Latin star, makes -4 66 }8 S s racit Randolph-Macon go. Ncvin is our Lady’s Man; at that he is quite clever— Paul Egner—Yes, lie’s often said, “I know I’ll live forever.” Our Thelma as a artist has proved that she’s quite good— And when it comes to dancing, we look to Robert Hood. Earwaker as a business man will many a job fulfill; A business woman, too, we find in our friend, Gertrude Hill. Adele Evers is an actress since as Min she made a hit— Wayne Fisher, secret service chief, will have to grow a bit. Our Orach editors, A1 and Dot, are living in a dell, Ed Polak, too, in training rats, his secrets will not tell. Oh, Leslie Porter, do wake up, don’t sleep the whole year round. “It’s pep you use,” Hob Murray says, as he has often found. Illustrator, ace at that, is Nippy Niblock with her pen, And Elva R amsey has not been the least bit bored in teasing men. A lawyer you will be, Vance Raab; we wish you luck with money. We’ve found at last Dot Williams’ trick in making one so funny. At last, we come to Inna’s name, Ottinger’s too bewitching. We’ve learned today it’s you who taught Skinny the art of pitching. Merion Feist, our wild, wild rose, has fount! school too depressing. Ruth Lockwood laughs and laughs some more and keep you ever guessing. “I got my permanent just last week,” is Ruth McNeal’s old answer,— Thelma Gilbert’s talent’s known—she’s sure the world’s best dancer. A better chef, George, can’t be found. You’ve made Geissler food quite famous. We call Kathryn Hoose our head salesgirl. Do you altogether blame us? Horace Fleetwood, as an actor, makes his debut quite often. Steve Dean displays a winning smile that causes hearts to soften. At civics teaching, Elsie Fulchure surely makes a winner. What will we do if Miriam White decides she should be thinner? Robert Jacoby already is a fine musician and chemist— But see how our Fifth Avenue shines with Stevens, Em as modiste. The Laird twins have their work to do—needless to say, they do it— George Leming got a “Juicy” name— three guesses to see through it. The prize for knowing how to write, we give to Evelyn Maguire— Elizabeth Mothersbaugh on a farm makes all that see admire. A prize to Mabel Margerum we give for being quiet. Just tell Jim Herron he should grow! He says he wouldn’t try it. -■•if (57Find Daisy Hankin for your aid— she speaks French to perfection. Ann Hamilton’s stenography is far beyond correction. In II arvard, Clifford Stetson finds it’s much more fun to study Than do what Edward Spering does, just imitating “Rudy.” Herbert Stanley makes cartoons to tell you what to do— II u n g r v ? Isabella Stricklin will gladly cook for you. Betty White’s good candy in a show would always win— Take Barbara Thomas for your queen; she’s quite a Mannequin—■ Ethel Willard proved her worth bv manicuring plenty— What a dog show Ede Walsh will have by the time that she is twenty? Charles Sassaman, the author of “Remember?”, is renowned, And Isabella lteustle, farmerette, just tills her ground. Samuel Ramsey proves to be a very famous banker, For Margaret Riggs in basketball, decidedly we hanker. Fred Roll is just another mouse-tamer of fame, Leonte Rhodes in dancing has won a famous name. (Turn to page 70) SENIOR B — 8f 68 jS Our Plastic Circumstance ttnpHAT the common symptom I both of maturing youth and of growing nations is a restlessness of spirit that tends to o’erleap itself is evident today. It seems that youth is continually craving something that life withholds from him. Circumstances never quite measure up to his bright expectations and hopes. Youth yearns for an objective, that intangible and invisible something called success. He feels that it is ahead somewhere—in time, in place, far beyond the present. As a matter of course, he believes that none of the great things of life can be obtained, except by reaching out far into space for them. For this very reason alone, youth is eternally forsaking the advantages of his own immediate vicinity for those far distant and inaccessible. The average high school student seems to think that all his surroundings arc out of harmony with his hopes and aims and that the courses of life are running at right angles to each other. Impatient under limitations, the high school student is quick to complain that school equipment should be improved and increased at once. Why is not our gymnasium the best in the suburbs of Philadelphia? Why must we wait so long for a new auditorium, and a modern athletic field? The present graduating class proves no exception to the rule. I feel safe in saying that every senior sitting on the stage tonight has felt, under the confining chains of circumstance, an irresistible longing to break away into the far distant cor- ners of the universe for the experience and knowledge that alone can satisfy him. Douglas Fairbanks, sometimes called the man of adventures and experiences, followed this far call of distant countries, followed to the very end of this rainbow, but found no treasure of satisfaction there. Here is a man, a clean-cut, straight-forward, thinking and reasoning man, who had this restless spirit of youth. In vain, he traveled the world over to appease it. He came home, finally, convinced that the faults of which he had complained lay not with the world, but rather with himself. The incompleteness, the limitation, the imperfection that had so disturbed and driven him, he found to be—not inherent in places, near or far, but fundamental characteristics of his own self. Can there be any doubt that the experience of Douglas Fairbanks typifies ours? Are not we demanding that circumstances bend and shape themselves to our undeveloped tastes, rather than that we so master our spirits that we can adapt ourselves to any situation? It is from within that the change must come. We must adapt ourselves to the environment that encompasses us, not fret and whine because there is lack of harmony. As soon as we shall have accepted this changed point of view, it will he astonishing to find how our surroundings will respond to this overture on our part and will leap up to our expectations. With the discovery - 5f ( ) }§•■‘fehi racit or development of each new faculty in ourselves, with the acquisition of each new interest, the world will become a brighter, better, and more agreeable place in which to live. As we advance toward it, we shall find it a friendly and eager ally, always ready to serve us in any reasonable demand we may make. It is this thought that we of the graduating class of 1928 would leave with the underclassmen. “Know your co-existing circumstances. Maintain a friendly attitude toward them. In this way only, may you triumph over necessity.” To our teachers, we would say, “Though there have been many times when we have felt rebellious toward rules and requirements, we now see that they were all good!” We know that the setting for our next scene of action will be just as restrictive as our school has been. We believe, however, that our training here has taught us some of the elemental principles of life behavior, and that we can now live and move amidst our surrounding without friction. To impatient youth, we would say with Robert Browning: “He fixed us ’mid this dance Of plastic circumstance, This Present thou, forsooth, would fain arrest— Machinery just meant To give thy soul its bent, Try thee and turn thee forth, sufficiently impressed.” Boyd Coates, ’28. Vocational Qnidance (Continued from page US) John Givens proves successful in training Bobby Jones. Evelyn Glazier is decorative—just look inside her home. Molly Godorecci, who is always very still— Is the first woman who has proved, “I can and so I will.” Roy Gotshall is a shining light ; his face is shining, too, H is face blacked up, he is a sight, a “Dumont’s Minstrel” true. And Helen Gunold proved to us her thoughts are with the stars— The first explorer feminine is she to reach high Mars. Ede Haddock makes a most effective business woman, while Myrtle Saurman at the phone is the voice behind a smile. Boy mayor of Philadelphia—and every one did choose Our own Eugene Simmers, just because he wore green shoes. Erik Sjostrom, long distance swimmer, a good Australian crawl We’ve found to be the best, for Erik beats them all. Mildred Sowers, ’tis strange—a typist without gum— Mary Rockett with gymnastics keeps them on the run. (Turn to page ! 7) -4. 70JUNIOR A W r iicit The Juniors’ Tour SPEAKING of Lindbergh, the Junior Class certainly did visit many planets, and make some long non-stop flights this year. They started off with a bang at the beginning of the year. Hud Kern and Harry Kneedler hotli at the wheel of the plane. Conny Oswald and Amanda l)i •uckenmiller were responsible for a written account of all the activities and adventures, and Elvin Shankin and Gordon Cook, for financing the trip. The first big place at which they stopped was Mars (football). Hud Kern headed the expedition to explore the planet. In his party were Harry Kneedler, Joe Graham, Ralph Doyle, Richard Schlafer, Oliver Collins, Christian Fritz, Karl Ulrich and Howard Fisher. They made so successful an exploration, that they decided to have Hud conduct another expedition, next year. Just off Mars, they encountered another very small planet (hockey). Emmy Lou Perpall, Anna Wood and Elinore Thornton attempted to land. Next year, they will probably carry-on a bigger and more successful expedition. Not long after these stops, the Junior Airplane landed at Mercury (soccer), really the greatest and most fruitful part of the whole journey. Harold Haag, George Worster, Julian Pearson, George Swartz, Elvin Shankin and Morris Messer were selected for the trip. They all returned with pieces of gold, peculiarly shaped like medals. These they had found on the way. of 1927 and 1928 Soon after they hopped off again, a rainstorm drove them down on a planet which they could not find on the map (debating). It proved to be very small, and only Dorothy May land and Emmy Lou Perpall got out. They soon returned, however, and the plane sped on its way. All things were not to be so rosy as might be desired. A few of the passengers, who had been leaning farther and farther over the red line of danger, suddenly fell out, to be lost in space (mid-years). There was nothing to do about it, as it was their own fault anyway. To recover from the shock of losing them, the ever-useful juniors stopped to rest at Saturn (basket ball). There are always a few who never tire. Harry Kneedler, Fred Allen, Edmond Kenyon, Howard Fisher, George Worster anti Julian Pearson were the brave ones who decided to attempt an exploration. Here they were not alone, for Leora Hampp, Anna Wood, Violet Agron, and Jane Fritz also decided to go. When they had returned, the plane was cranked, the passengers settled in their seats, and Bud and Harry started for home. All the stops had not been made, for two big ones had been planned for the homeward journey. The first, Jupiter (baseball), was fairly successful. The main persons in the expedition were Harry Kneedler, Bud Kern, and Richard Schlafer, with Edward Duke learning all he could, in order to conduct the expedition in (Turn to i a;ie 77) - 73 ►-SOPHOMORE B -4 74 )►-£.3 ter ?m m .-■ £■'- A 3 »y. Wl» v-J'r‘Mfetg fegr '■-cr t'T- The Sophomore Class TIIK time lias come,” the sophomores said, “to think of many things.” These lines were probably running through the minds of many sophomores, last September, who had left behind the green age of being freshmen. Some of them decided to try their wings and fly sky high to that great goal, Achievement. The airships were all in the hangar. The Football was the first of these to hop off. Its passengers were John Anderson, Jimmy Funke, John Longshore, Christian Fritz, Joseph Mark-ley, and Gordon Rainey. Next soared up the Honor Roll, bearing two lonely sophomore A’s, Molly Costain, and Gunhild Svenson, together with Isabella Smiley, Doris Robinson, and Katherine Herz of the more industrious Sophomore B class. Vera Frock piloted the Hockey, being on the Varsity Squad, and Betty Rossiter was on the second team. The Soccer carried quite a mob of Varsity passengers, including Arthur Bisbee, Arthur Freeston, Bud Armstrong, and Bill Harper. Jane Fritz, Betty Rossiter, Jimmie Funke, Rosner Triol, Jim Bailey, and Christian Fritz went up in the Basketball. The sophomore boys distinguished themselves by sending up in the Baseball Arthur Freeston, Butch Crevello, Bertram Freeston, Arthur Bisbee, Christian Fritz, Jimmie Funke, Patrick Mullen, and Rosner Triol. The Dramatic Club welcomed many sophomore members and chose three of them for the cast of the annual play, Betty's Last Bet. Vera Frock played the title role while Grace Holland and Molly Costain had important parts. This class added several new voices to the Glee Club, including those of Helen Bauder and Grace Garlinger. Conrad Oswald, Fred Schaeffer, Dorothy Mavland and Molly Costain worked faithfully on the Abingtonion staff. Altogether, the sophomores feel that they have spent an eventful and profitable year and they hope that the next year will be as successful. Moi.i.v Costain, ’30, Vera Prock, ’30.FRESH MAX I i - 4 7() )►Thanks for the Bus Ride ON SEPTEMBER S, 1927, a huge bus, labeled Abington High School, pulled up and stopped at the door. There was a mad rush for the seats—Wallace Leighton, Theodore Brown, and Fred Waugh receiving first team track seats. George Boiston only obtained a second team football seat, Robert Globes nabbing a first team place in the soccer section. Lillian Harris, Willard Fry, John Ewan John Nash, Raymond Green, and Robert Harrison claimed hand seats. Dorothy Pcirson, and Charles Stehliek edged in among the orchestrites. Although quite a fe.w were trampled under foot in the baseball rush, William Robinson, Albert Cosgrove, Francis O’Connor, Bud Schaffer, and Charles Stehliek survived to claim second team reservations. The more agile ones, Dora Costain, Doris Bindrim, and Dorothy Dunham, climbed to the highest section, termed Honor Roll. “Merrily we roll along!” was sung until the dragon “mid-term exams” lured some of the bus occupants to abandon their places. Mid-season also brought another horde of busboarders. With a wild yell, second team baseball seats were nabbed by Clayton Worster, Robert Hargraves, and Wayne Ambler. Stuart Breckenridge cleverly obtained both track and basketball seats, Clayton Worster claiming the official seat of assistant track manager. While Clayton Worster, George Walton, Howard Hoose and Howard Voght claimed orchestra reservations, Andy Borda, Mary Harris, and Joseph Dickel obtained band seats. Toiling vigorously, Dorothy Elliot, Ethel Kochev, Archie Haines, Josephine White, John Jarvis, Mabel Houck, and Edna Miller secured the all-important seats—Honor Roll. The glorious ride ended in June, each member vowing to secure reservations for the September rush. Wayxk Amhi.er, ’32. The yuniors’ Tour of 1927 and 1928 (Continued from pof e 7S) 19 21). Then some of the class pre-pared for the last stop, before the home stretch, Venus (tennis). They were Julian Pearson, Jack Fitzgerald, and David McGuckin, all as explorers, all being very successful, and bringing back some valuable information. Two people were too restless to fiy h o m c , Howard Fisher and Fred Rissmiller. They ran instead, being track men. The last lap of the journey uneventful. Every one was occupied with his own thoughts, mostly about final examinations. Let us hope that no one will lean over that red line too far, for the juniors need everyone to make next year’s trip better a hundredfold. It is the last trip before they quit airplanes and the land of dreams, and stick to the hard, cold, cruel, every day life on Earth. was Emmv Lou Per pall, ’29.THE IXTEUXOS CLUB THE RADIO CLUB 4 th )►-Internos WHO are those girls who go wandering through the locker room as if they were starching for some one—who can be seen working strenuously, erasing and cleaning the walls? These are the girls of the Internos Club, merely performing their duties. In the beginning, the club was formed for the express purpose of improving the general welfare of the school. The girls realized the need of a club that should help everyone. There is, in the school, no other girls’ organization similar to it. In Abing-ton High School, Internos spells CO-OPERATION. Evelyn Glazier, ’28. The %adio THIS is station R. C., A. II. S., managed and operated by the Radio Club of A. H. S., broadcasting on a frequency of two meetings per month for nine months a year, by authority of our constitution. We shall proceed immediately with our next feature. At the last meeting of the club, last spring, the following officers were elected: J. B. Coates, president; E. S. Spering, vice-president; Charles Sassaman, secretary and treasurer; and Mr. M. B. Messinger, faculty and technical advisor. With these details settled, the club felt ready to proceed and decided that every up-to-date radio organization should have at least one reputable receiving set. So it determined to obtain one by hook or crook. During the course of the summer, one of the members constructed an excellent receiver. Through the courtesy of an exmember, the club was one of the first to see a demonstration of the new R. C. A. Hadiola Number Seventeen. A prominent radio engineer spoke before the club, on the subject of loud speakers, illustrating his speech with five or six different types of various hook-ups, together with several explanations of b a 11 e r y chargers and eliminators. One of the most important accomplishments during the year was the adoption of a new constitution. The members feel that they now have one of which they may lie proud. All in all, the club has advanced a few more notches toward the top. And with these closing lines, ladies and gentlemen, our program comes to an end. This is station R. C., A. II. S., signing off until next September. Till then, good dav. •I. B. Coates, ’28. 79 )►-TIIK ORCIIKSTKA 80 fa -2Z22E IDbi rxc r Our Musical Accomplishments THIS year, Abington lias seen a series of musical accomplishments. Two instrumental ensembles, the orchestra and the band, have endeavored to do their hit to promote music in the high school. For many years, the orchestra was a small group of students who studied their instruments outside of school. They played several times during the year, and at most of the school entertainments. This year, a deficit of musicians necessitated a slow development of the orchestra, as was the case with the band. Class periods for orchestra rehearsal were instituted; small groups or individuals worked on their separate parts and prepared for a full rehearsal on Thursday afternoons. These periods have proved very helpful to the students as well as to the instructor, Mr. O’Brien. Because of the fact that important rehearsals are held after school hours, when so many of the other activities are in full swing, the orchestra has suffered from irregularity of attendance, but it has plowed ahead with the real A. H. S. spirit, and accomplished much under these trying cir- cumstances. The entire student body has enjoyed the auditorium performances. Because of the orchestra, each of our dramatic productions has been given in a more professional atmosphere. Last year, a friendly challenge was given to the school, “Organize a band, and I will help supply the uniforms.” Consequently we now boast of a splendid band. The recent concert proved what can he accomplished under the leadership of an experienced man. Mr. Smith, who has had about forty years of experience, shows the results in producing a first class high school band in these three months. Band practice comes three times a week. From the very beginning, the members have been given the standards of a professional band, and carefully trained to meet them. Next year, there will he an additional spirit in the cheering sections at the football games. Abington will never more want for noise and music on the field of battle. We have a hand! J. Warren Kaufman, ’29. - «e{ hiI fehe tiraclr THE ABIXGTON PLAYERS THE ART (MA R -4 82'Hobi tibraclt The oAbington Players BETTY'S I.AST BET? No, good old Abington hasn’t taken n p horse racing or anything like that. Betty'h East Bet was the uproarious comedy presented by the Abington Players, under the competent direction of Miss Cathell and Mr. Gantt. The vivacious heroine, whom you saw as Betty Darling, was played by Vera Prock. Betty’s three sisters, Kitty, Peggy and Dolly, were all husbandless but yearning to go. These three parts were ably presented by Molly Costain, Grace Holland and Helen Ambler. Jack Van Boon, a groom, who gladly conspired to get each Darling sister, was played by Edward Polak. James Herron, Horace Fleetwood a n d Harold Haag were the lucky swains —Colonel Richard Wentworth, Mayor Hamilton Moriarty and Percy Wentworth. David Xewhall, taking the part of Edgar Pettingell, archae-ologistically inclined cousin, supplied the house with good cause for laughter by his inopportune entrances. The match-making mother was earnestly portrayed by Celinda Hetzell. In her presentation of Hannah, the maid, Mae Button also brought down the house with her determined-never-get-married-air. The Dramatic Club has inaugurated a new system this year, of having a one-act sketch given under student direction at each meeting. Members of the club also took part in the moving picture, “Hold That Line.” The Dramatic Club was guided through a most successful year by Thelma Dinwoodie, president; Betty Smith, vice-president; Helen Ambler, secretary; Dan Dean, treasurer. Edward Poi.ak, ’28. The oArt Club SPLASHES of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple—all the colors of the rainbow—yes, but we are not looking at a rainbow; we are looking at some of the posters that the art students have printed this year. The art students have been kept very busy making posters for the activities in and around the school in fact, at almost any time of the day — one may see the art room well filled with students, working on anything from a water-color design to a poster. As several students of the art classes won poster prize this year, we feel that we can consider this quite a successful year in the line of poster making. The Art Club also likes to travel; its members have taken several educational and enjoyable trips: a trip to the Mercer Tile Works, Doylestown, two trips to the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, one trip to the Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia, one to the New Museum, and several sketching trips. At most of its meetings, the Art Club has some form of talk on art, usually illustrated bv pictures. So the Art Club closes this year with a rainbow—and hopes that next year may be as bright. Ei.izaukth Nib lock, ’28. -■ :■} 88 }• -TIIE DEBATING TEAMThe ‘Hig oAdventure THERE is a great big touring car which stands behind the school, idle now, but still good and sound. On it are printed in large and proudly floating letters, the words, “Debating Team of Abing-ton High School—1928.” The members of Abington are very proud of that automobile; it will be a pleasure to tell you about its big adventure. Early in the year, it started out, bravely but quietly. Mrs. Wyatt was at the wheel, with Mr. Sold close by, and in the back one could see Herbert Mills, with his great booming voice, Thelma Dinwoodie, firm and convincing, Boyd Coates, the politician, Dorothy Mayland, Warren Kaufman and Ruth Lockwood, those intellectual alternates, Alice Hooke, who firmly insisted “No” throughout her debate, Edward I’olak, fiery and dominating, Jean Wetmore, sweet and cordial, and Emmy Lou Perpall, of the persuasive tongue. It must be admitted that it was a trifle hard to start, it being on an uphill grade, but, with Mr. Sohl’s vigorous cranking, and Mrs. Wyatt’s enthusiastic tugs at the gas, the car finally got under way. Two miles brought us to a blind curve in the road. We took this very carefully. A vegetable truck came dashing madly around, and casually collided with us. When the mess of vegetables was straightened out, we discovered that all the occupants of the wagon had “Upper Darby” on their hats. No one was hurt, but the vegetables were in hopeless ruin. The driver shook hands with Mrs. Wyatt, vowing that the next time he picked a fight with a car like ours, he would have something better with which to meet it. We drove on in high glee, destined to have a scare worse than the one just experienced. As we crossed a main street, a trolley car marked “Cheltenham” also decided to cross. Both of us made a race for it, the result being a crash. All of us got quite a jar, but Cheltenham was knocked off the track, while we had merely a dented fender. We proceded on our way. By this time, we were fairly sure that our car could hold out against anything. As we all knew that things come in threes, we braced ourselves for the next encounter. It proved to be an attractive looking coupe. We all held our breath. It came steadily forward. Just as it was about to pass us, its driver lost control, the wheel turned, and it shot into the ditch, leaving us without a scratch. Of course we stopped, to offer aid. One of the girls, whose red sweater bore a large white M, said that she appreciated our kindness, but felt that every one has an accident now and then, and we might get ours some day. We laughed, and decided to return home. We were greeted with shouts and praises. When Mr. Weirick heard our story, he decided to change the wording on our car, and call it “Championship Debating Team of Abington High School—1928.” Emmy Lor Perpall, ’30. 4{ 85THE CAST OP THE ItELLS OF HEAUJOLAISggfl fob? fa The Bells of Beaujolais THK Orchestra played the last notes of the opening overture, the green curtains s w u n g apart, the audience was dazzled by the brilliant scene of a public square in Beaufleur. Before the onlookers grew accustomed to the sudden change from the dark curtains, the villagers, attired in gay Breton costumes, began to sing, with great volume and clearness, the chorus, Flowers. Thus opened the Glee Club’s annual operetta, The Hells of Beaujolais. Alfred Funke, resplendent in his regal costume, ruled over his loyal subjects with the dignity appropriate to the Duke of Beaujolais. As Bender, the American widower, Morell La Rue sang, danced, and flirted with the pretty French girls just as wealthy middle-aged Americans are said to do when they are let loose abroad. Bud Kern and Gene Simmers, the American youths, also sang, danced and flirted with unusual grace and skill. Fred Roll surprised the audience by his ability in his unaccustomed role of Harkins, the English valet. Then there were Pierre and Chicot, played by Julian Pearson and Harry Rossiter, who added a great deal of local color to the scene, as the juggler and the wrestler. Margaret Hoffman, as Countess Marie, charmed her listeners with her rich soprano. Thelma Dinwoodie, as Phillis Bender, took the leading part very capably, singing, dancing and acting with lovely grace. Betty Smith, as Belle, her friend, won the hearts of the audience by her clever charm. As Fantine, the Countess’ maid, Verona Hulme sang so clearly and acted so naturally that she was proclaimed one of the best in the cast. Dorothy Mallory and Ann Wicker-sham put their dancing over far beyond the footlights, and Ann starred again with Arthur Bisbee in a fascinating dance at the Duke’s garden party. The Duke’s five pages sang beautifully a soprano quintette. The credit for the success of the operetta goes to Mr. O’Brien, the director of music in Abington High. He coached the acting, directed the singing, and led the Orchestra. Miss Herzog, the girls’ gym instructor, assisted him in directing the dancing. The Bells of Beaujolais will never be forgotten by either the cast or the audiences. It was one of the biggest events of the year, certainly one which has counted in making the year a success. Evelyn Maguire, ’28. -• 87 jitTIIE Alii dT() MW STAFF -4 88 )►-The cMathematics £7h6 HEN the Mathematics Club organized, this year, one of Mr. Gernert’s first plans was to construct a scoreboard for the football games. The members of the club immediately went to work. By the time that the football season opened, they were ready to keep score at the games. This they did for each home game, helping those who knew little of the game to keep track of the score, downs, yards to go, penalties, and possessor of the ball. To make the subject of mathematics more appealing, two men of importance spoke at the club meetings. The first speaker was Mr. Leming, president of the Philadelphia Business College. His talk concerned ways of making rapid calculations. The second speaker was Mr. Conrad, a member of the Philadelphia Branch of the American Bridge Works, one of the construction engineers of the Delaware River Bridge. His talk concerned the mathematics used in the construction of bridges, and the possible types of bridges. The club inaugurated a novel idea when it decided to help freshmen and sophomores in algebra each morning. Any member at all interested in algebra did his part in helping. As this idea is entirely new, its value cannot as yet lie determined. The officers were as follows: Walter Young, president; Harold Haag, vice-president; James Herron, secretary and treasurer. Although the membership of this club is limited to juniors and seniors taking advanced mathematics, the interest shown is indicated by its large enrollment. Walter Young, ’28. The oAbingtonian YOU must have noticed the startling changes in the Abing-tonian, this year. The most important was in the make-up. The front page was made more businesslike by dropping the picture of the school and changing the type of headlines. The new page has proved a great success. The Thanksgiving number was the largest of the three important issues, the other two being the Freshman and the Christmas papers. The Thanksgiving issue added an extra page in size and carried cuts of Coach Snodgrass, Captain Bud Kern, Manager Morell LaRue, and a group picture of the Football Team. In the recent Columbia School Press Association contest, the Abing-tonian was awarded third place in its class. Not bad for the fourth year for a young publication, is it? The school said, “No!” .... Evelyn McGuire, ’28. eg (-;:f gp fcht ritclr Me 'ft . •'. ; a -1,•- v.J. '-' ’• ;••»;. • vv - .-.i •• .''.o.'.xav-;1 Ll± LA REPCBLIQUE FKANgAISE THE STUDENT COUNCIL 4 90 f La %epublique 'Jrancaise A REPUBLIQUE FRANCHISE? That’s oik- of the most active clubs in A. H. S. In it, all French students are citizens, those with higher marks belonging to the governing bodies, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. Although this is only its second year, this body has already become one of the most popular clubs among the Abington students, and other schools have claimed it one of the most novel organizations of its kind. I nder Mr. Gantt’s careful guidance, it has grown with amazing speed and enthusiasm. At the first meeting of the year, the following officers were elected: Evelyn Maguire, president; Thelma Dinwoodie, premiere; Margaret Smvtli, minister d’etat; and Martin Erickson, minister de france. The climax of the year came when La Republique Fran aise gave a dance—and what a dance it was! Will the guests ever forget it? Of course not, because, according to the local papers, it was one of the most novel and entertaining dances ever given in any of the high schools near here. Cabaret Le Coq d’Or, it was called. The waitresses and the decorations completed the cabaret. The senior citizens are sorry to leave the little nation whose capital is in Room Twenty-six, but they know that they are not leaving it for good, because the alumni are always welcome. And then—once a Frenchman, always a Frenchman! Evki.yx Maguire, '28. The Student Council Jr ST two years ago, Abington High School took its first step toward Student Government. At this time, a Boys’ Council had its beginning. This was a very definite step for the boys established it on a firm basis. With this good introduction, the scope of the council was broadening from the first. This year, the Boys’ Council expanded to meet the requirements of the school. Consequently, a Student Council, composed of girls and boys, is now in action. As a result, the whole student body is in training for good citizenship. The Council is continually assuming new responsibility. Clean-up squads, lunch and hall police, bus loaders, assembly committeemen and library proctors— these are all supplied by the Council. Possibly the greatest achievement of the Council is the development of a more complete understanding between the student and the faculty. The Council has progressed rather rapidly in the past. It is with a reasonable amount of assurance that we sav, “Look to the future, and you will see great things.” -4 91 }• - Alfred Funke, ’28.TIIK HEADING CLUK -«6( 92 )►-The Latin COME ye, one and all, to hear of the success of the Latin Club! The officers for this year consisted of Dorothy Lever, first consul; Martin Erickson, second consul; Alice llooke, pontifex maximus. The “Latins” started their program this year by having Mr. H. E. Paisley address the club. On Friday, November 13, tbe Latin Club presented to the school two flags and a Hag pole, the latter being donated by tbe Old York Road Chamber of Commerce. This flag, we are sure, helped Abington to beat Lower Merion. The Christmas program delighted the audience by its significant tableaux and descriptions. The Reverend Mr. Argo, at a later meeting, told in an interesting style of the Roman ruins he had viewed during his trip to England. The lower classmen showed their merit in their presentation, Lathi Grammar Speaks. The boys of the club also gave a clever comedy, The Menaechmi, by Plautus. The Latin Club, during the Christmas Season, gave toys to the Red Cross. This club is far from being a back number. All that we can say is this: “The Latin Club is one live wire.” Virginia Wismer, ’28. The Reading £7i fr THE Candy Girl? No, not one of the maidens from the Operetta, but a Reading Club member, selling chocolate. These girls sell their candy persistently, day after day, and at all the games. What is the Reading Club? A group of girls organized three years ago in Miss Miller’s English Class. It is for tbe purpose of giving the girls a deeper and more live appreciation of literature. Its other primary aim is to raise funds to help the school in every possible way. Every one lias seen the Winged Victory, the King Lear picture and the has relief in Miss Winslow’s room. The Reading Club presented these to the school. Are they not concrete examples of the way in which the girls have lived up to the aims of their club? This year, the girls have originated a charming custom of alternating afternoon meetings with night ones, so that the alumni may attend. The Reading Club is one of the foremost clubs in Abington High, striving ever for a deeper friendship with books and a better interpretation of A. II. S. spirit. Mae Button, ’28. -■•§{ 93 )9  THE VOCATIONAL CLI P. THE LIBRARY CLUB - 4 94The Vocational Club WORKING, earning, learning —that’s we. Do you remember our grand doggie roast in the beginning of the year? Rosy noses, cold hands but warm hearts caring for the reserved seats during the Thanksgiving Game. Yes, we advertised our club in the program, too. And say, how about those snappv Christmas cards? ITow would you like to receive a Christmas card with each member’s personal signature? Our former advisor, Mr. Greenly did. Mr. Greenly has since become head of the Vocational Teachers Training Department at Akron University, Akron, Ohio. He took our good wishes with him. Adventure always pays. You would believe it, too, if you had gone with us to inspect the American Pulley Works in Philadelphia. Days may come and days may go, but only once in a life time will you have a chance to see a play and minstrel show, as we presented them this year. Does Mr. Smiley like spring chickens? Oh, No! And if you doubt our word as to what the Vocational Club is, come around next term and see what a Vocational Year that’s going to be! Hkrbert Stanley, ’ 28. The Library Club THE Library Club, sponsored by Miss Ayers, is one of the most active clubs in Abington. The membership includes sophomore, junior and senior girls. The club elected as its officers for this year, Alice Rooke, president; Helen Gunold, vice-president; Ruth Creek, secretary; Molly Godorecci, treasurer. The club meets every Thursday morning, at eight o’clock. This year, the girls presented their annual “Book Sketch,” the purpose of which is to create a desire in the pupils for better books and to en- courage home reading. During Book Week, the girls of the club offered prizes for the best poster, poem and essay on Book Week. The club is also awarding prizes to members of the senior class for the best library citizenship. It is presenting to the school a panel in colors, Guido Reni’s “Aurora.” And have you ever tasted Library Club candy? If you haven’t, you have missed something good. Oh, the club is very wide-awake! Alice Rooke, ’28.ilu M €h( r.trlf ' WRm -Jrr ---k TIIK COMMHRriAL CU B THE SPANISH CM’B «f 96 }i f W fche tirade fcgjs The Commerce Club LIFE! Success! Spirit! This is typical of the Commercial Club. With lots of ability in the form of William Battersbv, president; Mildred Sowers, vice-president; Isabelle Reustle, secretary; and Conrad Oswald, treasurer, the club completed its fourth successful year. The annual Hallowe’en Frolic loomed up like a colossus in the Commercial Year. The charity work carried on at Christmas is considered one of the club’s most wonderful achievements. In the club’s history, the year 1927-1928 will stand out as a red-letter year. Isabelle Reustle, ’28. Spanish THE Spirit of Spanish has at last completed her good will tour through sunny Spain. The sturdy monoplane, guided by our pilot, M iss Reichard, has restored good feeling in Andalusia, Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastian. We stopped a day to tour Granada, the picturesque fortress of the Moors. We seemed to be suddenly transformed into Moors who were sitting there, sipping cool beverages and gaz- ing at the sparkling fountains filled with many colored fish. But, alas! We must be on our way for our next stop is in Cadiz, where we take time to study Velasquez, El Greco and many other famous Spaniards of the Golden Age. Whee-whee—There is our boat whistle and we must return to Room Nine again, to tell of our wonderful trip. And like true Spaniards, we courteously bid you all Adios. John Spencer, ’28. 5Vocational Quidance (('outilined from page 70) Anita Reichard, who can win a multitude of hearts, Is now the arranger at the Palace of Fine Arts. Josephine Schneider manufactures Hags to be unfurled; John Spencer is the saddest joke editor in the world. Marv Twining works quite hard to make cakes in a bowl. Walter Young is starring in a new play, “Honor Roll.” Who’s counted all the scholarships Virginia Wismer’s taken? To have long hair, Louise Younger has often undertaken. And now tliev go into the world, each with a chance before them. Success and joy we wish them all and hope that life won’t bore them! Margaret Batezell, ’30. NOTE: Forgive our rambling feet. Our shoes don’t fit. 97 )■ •-E5Z52SZ SSSgZSgBgggE 5 The Nature £7m6 HAVE you seen the museum in the upper hall? Of course, you have! Well, do you know that it is run by the Nature Club, and that the exhibit is changed every month? Then, too, the birds around the library were exhibited by the former president, Herbert Mills, in behalf of the Nature Club. Now, after knowing all these things, won’t you agree that this club is wide awake? This year, the club, under the supervision of Mr. Burlington, was led by Robert Murray, president; Warren Kaufman, vice-president; and Margaret McClean, secretary and treasurer. M iss Downs, of Cheltenham High School, in a most interesting manner, told the club about nature abroad. .Just before Christmas, Herbert Mills gave a very instructive talk about evergreens. You would know that this club is very informal, if you heard the announcement in assembly—“The regular meeting of the Nature Club will be in the form of a hike, business to be transacted on foot.” Ask any one who joins the hikes, and you will know that Mr. Burlington makes it most enjoyable and never lets you miss seeing a bird, flower or animal along the route. The club has planned many treats for next year. Any one interested in nature can appreciate the Nature Club activities. Margaret McClean, ’29. 98 )§►■■-i TIIE FOOTBALL TEAM) flahp raclr 5Z£S3E5B535555i3B£5SZI35i25 p paaaas jSSSggg! yootball TIIE Abington High School Football Team for the season of 1927 was one of the best ever produced in this school, indeed in any suburban school. Seven victorious out of eight games played was the record piled up; this was a veritable human mechanism. The season opened with a wonderful victory over La Salle Prep School. The team really looked promising. The following game, however, was the dark spot in the season. Darby High School defeated A. H. S. at Darby by a score of 7-0. The game should have been Abington’s, but reverses were suffered and a lesson was learned. The next two games were comparatively easy as the team gathered momentum after the Darby incident. The next game was a game of games. It had become a habit of Lower Merion to beat Abington. For five straight years, the Main Line warriors had carried the pigskin home with them. But, coming back in the second quarter after a dubious first quarter, Lower Merion scored a touchdown as the whistle blew for halftime. In the second half, Lower Merion did not do a thing and the powerful team rolled it out of the way to the tune of 13-6. For the first time in five years, the pigskin remained at Abington. Another victory which was pleasing, after three years of defeat, was that over Jenkintown High School, which the team defeated, 42-0. Media High came next, with a powerful team, but it was not powerful enough to annoy our team. Media fell by a score of 37-7. On Thanksgiving Day, as usual, the annual game with Cheltenham took place. Again, it was a tale of revenge after one year of defeat. It was a warm day and the stands were packed; the team was not in Lower Merion form. However, after a grueling battle, the boys pulled through by a close score of 6-0. As a reward for good playing during the year, the team was given gold footballs by the Athletic Association. At the annual banquet held at Mineral Springs Hotel, there was another surprise. The Parent-Teacher Association presented each member of the team with a maroon sweater, lettered in white, a white service stripe adorning one sleeve. Captain Bud Kern’s sweater reversed the coloring. The move met with great applause. It is hoped that this has established a tradition for the boys of the teams. Altogether the season was a success and the prospects for a good team next year are very bright. Harry Rossiter, ’29. 101 )8 -TV' »•. ®hi» tiraclr THE IIOCKEV TEAM THE HOLE TEAM - ■$ 102 }■ -Qirls’ Hockey OUT on the' field, attacking one goal, were girls in short, starched, pleated white skirts and middies, girls from Swarthmore. At the other end of the field were girls in red trunks and tunics, girls from Abington. Suddenly a whistle blew and the referee placed the ball for the bully-off. In a few seconds, the girls with their hockey sticks were fighting as did the knights of old. One long swing, and the ball went flying through Swarthmore’s goal. The play was repeated. The score stood 2-0 in Swarthmore’s favor. Another goal was driven through the posts. It looked as though the Abington girls weren’t having a chance. But, with a resounding hit, Captain Reichard made a clear shot. At last, Abington had tallied; the score stood 3-1. Again the whistle, the first half ended. The girls came on the field for the second half, full of grim determination. With the center bully, the teams were rallying to score, but the defensive players were bulwarks. Finally, like a streak of lightning the forward line dashed down the field, to make another goal, 3-2. Just one point was needed. Again Abington scored and still again, 4-3 in Abing- ton’s favor. They had managed to outscore the Swarthmore girls, the first time in history of the school. With but two minutes to go, the scoring streak was reversed, the Swarthmore forward line scoring two more goals. This made the score, 4-5. Abington was unable to catch up again, and Swarthmore went home with the laurels for the day. I have described a typical hockey game. There are several qualities which go toward the making of good hockey team, mainly, experienced material and coach, plenty of practice, good athletic field, and plenty of school support. Among these, we may mention luck which plays a minor part in all athletics. It played a major part in hockey this year. In summing up the cause for the unsuccessful season, we can offer no other excuse than that of “we just were unlucky” as we seemed to have the qualities that go for a good team. The unlucky were: Captain Reichard, A. Stall', B. Crowe, E. Thornton, V. Frock, M. Bassett, T. Dinwoodie, M. Higgs, S. Bassett, J. Waugh, K. Adams, M. Button and Manager Batezell. M ARGARET RlGGS, ’28. - { 103TIIE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM TIIE BASKETBALL TEAM -‘4 104 )►-Qirls’ ‘■Basketball AH E V I E Y of the girls’ basketball activities in Abing-ton High School would suggest that some one must have dreamed a dream not unlike the one which Joseph interpreted for Pharaoh. The fat years of success on the basketball court are certainly being followed by lean years of unsuccessful effort. However, since everything in the universe moves in cycles, we hope that the low point will pass with us and next year the team will again have a place in the sun. That we were not altogether lacking in the qualities that make for success was evidenced in the game with Springfield. The girls were put up against one of the strongest teams in Montgomery County for the past season. Although the girls were defeated in the return game, they showed lots of fight and pep on their home court when they managed to hold a two or three-point lead throughout the game. Their home game with Cheltenham also brought their playing abilitv to the front. With Cheltenham standing leading 19 to 8 at half time, the girls scored the greatest comeback of the season, in the second half. Ann Wood and Hetty Smith, with their signals, worked like clockwork in the center positions. Jane Fritz, Irma Ottinger and Gyppy Higgs displayed their talent at netting baskets while Essie Erwin and .lean Campbell, our stalwart guards, held their opponents to two foul shots and one goal. Hut the spirited effort of the girls brought to them another defeat to the tune of 23-21. The rest of the games were lost with the exception of the two Willow Grove games which were both won with wide margins. The following were the girls who represented the school in one of its lean years of unsuccessful effort, but who received the ever cherished varsity letter for their noble efforts: Captain Higgs, Ottinger, Campbell, J. Fritz, Erwin, Pfeil, Smith and Wood. Margaret Higgs, ’28. ‘■Boys’ 'Basketball AI.THOl'GH the Abington High School Hasketball Team won only six out of sixteen contests, the boys had the spirit and the stuff in them, even if they couldn’t bite off a championship. The team as a whole did not seem to function together, although the members were very formidable individuals. Many of the undergraduates were among the very large squad of aspirants for positions on the first five. The prospects certainly shine for a championship next year and the boys realize this. Very much experience and invaluable knowledge of basketball came to the players through the good work of Coach Snodgrass. However, the season, though a failure as far as games were concerned, was a success in spirit and in the art of losing good-naturedly. James Herron, ’28. -••Sf 105 fr-THE BASEBALL TEAM TIIE TENNIS TEAM 106 )• -Haseball THE Baseball Team started with a bang, winning the first four games in the Suburban “A” league. The season opened with a 9-7 victory over Camden High School. Four league games followed in which the Maroon and White conquered: West Chester, Upper Darby, Lower Merion, and Chester. When A. H. S. lost the breaks of the game and committed inexcusable errors, Norristown emerged victorious. Lower Merion and West Chester also defeated Abington in the next games played, losing for us all hopes for the championship. As the team is composed mainly of sophomores and juniors, the outlook for next season is promising. James Hereon, ’28. ‘Hoys' LIGHT straight victories, no defeats, and only four more matches to win to make a perfect season. How’s that for a record? That’s just what the tennis boys have accomplished this spring. They started by defeating the hard-fighting Northeast team, 4-1. The experienced Bryn Athyn team was the next victim, after an exciting .‘5-2 match. Radnor, who generally gives a lot of trouble, fell easily, 4-1. The boys took both of the Cheltenham matches, the one at home, 3-2, and the return match, 3-1. Jenkintown also was quite docile, surrendering by the score of 4-1. Fred Roll has been the outstanding star of the season. He hasn’t lost a set in singles play in all the scheduled matches. Besides this, he reached the semi-finals in the Penn Interscholastics, being eliminated by Blaver, 6-3, 6-4, who later won the tournament by defeating Locklin. Several weeks after this, Fred journeyed Tennis to Princeton to participate in a tournament held there. He played several old and experienced champions from other schools and beat them all until he reached the finals. After a grueling five-set affair, Fred lost to Andrews, from Lawrenceville, 2-3. June Pearson is another player who is going along at a great rate. He has lost only two sets in the regular matches. Pearson, Fitzgerald, and Sjostrbm reached the second round in the Princeton Interscholastics, which greatly helped Abington to place third. Sjostrbm, Fitzgerald, and A. Funke have done a lot toward making the present season such a success. Others who are working faithfully are Messer, Harper, Man-waring, Gentner, and McGuckin. A lot of credit is due to Mr. Gernert whose patient and skillful coaching has made possible the successful season. -■ :•( 107 i - Edward Polar, ’28.TIIE GIRLS’ TENNIS TEAM -« ( 108 ) -Soccer NTERSCHOLASTIC Soccer Champions! Yes, that’s our soccer team, the hardest fighting squad of fellows Coach Gantt has produced in his career as soccer guide. Abington’s first game in the tourney at the University of Pennsylvania, last December, was with Gaithersburg High School, Maryland’s soccer champions. On that bright, sunny afternoon, twenty-two boys battled for four extra periods to break the tie, 1-1. But in vain! As neither team could score, the tie was to be played off the next morning. The next morning turned out to he a cold, sloppy day, with a slight shower falling. Abington’s squad, pepped up by Coach Gantt, waded through the mud and, by means of wonderful teamwork, scored a goal, passing safely through elimination. In the afternoon, Captain Ramsey scored a goal from scrimmage, which beat Beacon College and placed Abington in the finals. On Saturday afternoon, Abington was thrown up Qirls’ This season, the Girls’ Tennis Team, consisting of M. Bassett, S. Bassett, T. Dinwoodie, B. Crowe, captain, and A. Reiclmrd. an able manager, started off well on April 30, when they defeated Jenkin-town, 3-0. After practicing hard for a week, they played Cheltenham, May 7, being well repaid for their work, as Abington won, 2-1. Their next game with Swarthmore on May 17, brought defeat, but with a close score of 2-1. On May 19, against Upper Darby’s husky hooters, who had twice before beaten A. H. S. This did not stop the fighting spirit of these Abingtonians. At the end of the second half, the score was tie, 1-1. Coach Stewart, of Penn, said: “Play on till a goal is scored.” A. H. S. and Upper Darby were still tie at the end of the seventh extra period; then the Upper Darby coach called his men off the field because they were completely worn out. Abington stayed on the field, but the opponents failed to return. Coach Stewart declared Abington to be the champions. The boys won a handsome cup and gold medals. Coach Gantt is to be congratulated on his production of such a real fighting team. Although our captain, Ramsey, will be lost by graduation, Coach Gantt has a powerful nucleus around which to build another championship team. John- Spexckr, ’28. Tennis Abington received another setback at the hands of Lower Merion by the same margin of 2-1. After these two defeats, Abington rallied, and, on May 24, defeated Jenkintown again by the deciding score of 3-0. As the entire team consists of seniors, we hope that the underclassmen will come out to put girls’ tennis in a prominent place in sports, next year. -4 too H - Bertha Crowe, ’28.loiter if THE TRACK TEAM THE SWIMMING CEL'B - •{ 110 )►-Track NK of the leading high school track teams of the Philadelphia suburbs is that of Abing-ton High School. The team is finishing up a very successful season after a difficult schedule. At the Penn Relays, the team, composed of La Rue, A. Funke, Allen and 1). Dean, pulled a very close second in one of the fastest races of the day. At the Delaware Interscholastics, Abington won the Class R championship. There were five records broken, three of which were broken by Abington boys. La Rue broke the record for the 220-vard low hurdles: Dean, the record for the 880-vard run; and Fisher heaved the javelin for the third record. The following Wednesday, the Maroon and White Track Team captured a dual with Upper Darby High with a score of 58 ' to -19 ' . At the Suburban Championship Meet held at Upper Darby, Fisher, our javelin star, established a new record in that event. On the same day, Morell La Rue, team captain and star hurdler, went to Penn for the Pennsylvania Interscholastics. Here, La Rue won the hurdles and equalled the existing record, 25 seconds, estab- lished by Reed, of Mercersburg, in 1924. In a triangular meet with Cheltenham and Jenkintown, at Elkins Park, Abington again carried off the honors, totaling 58 points. At the next meet, a dual with Chester High, Abington rolled up 87 points to Chester’s 21. The following Saturday, at the district meet of the P. I. A. A., held at Lehigh, I,a Rue broke the existing record for the 220-yard low hurdles, with a time of 25% seconds. Fisher, another Abington man, qualified for the State Meet to be held at Bucknell, May 26. Throughout the season, the backbone of the team has been La Rue, Dean, and Fisher. These boys have been consistent point getters in all our meets. The success of the team this year has been largely dependent upon the fine coaching of Coach Ed Smiley, assisted by Jack Butler. Alfred Funke, ’28. P. S. At the State Meet at Bucknell, La Rue broke the State record, running the 220-vard low hurdles in 24 jo seconds. That’s Abington. A. F. N. B. 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Elva Ramsey, ’28. oom Three THE large, sunny, wide-awake room at the end of the hall— the official residence of Messrs. Furniss and Krueger, producers of expert and efficient bookkeepers, secretaries, stenographers, typists or what have you? Yes, Room Three is the business section of A. II. S., but these Com-mercialites find time for other things, too. We find as representatives of the Oracle staff: Margaret Riggs, ath- letic editor, Mildred Sowers, business manager, and Molly Godorecci as chief typist. Thelma Gilbert has been the faithful typist for the Abingtonian staff. Margaret Riggs has proved a worthy basketball captain, while Essie Erwin and Irma Ottinger have been stars on the basketball floor. Surely, we are eager to proclaim Room Three one of the peppiest, hon-cst-to-goodness rooms of Abington. Adele Evers, ’28. Ogontz 195-R Fada RADIO Zenith BAKER SALES SERVICE CO. 323 N. EASTON ROAD, GLENS1DE, PA Radio Repairs Radio Supplies Please mention the Oracle - S( 115 )§►“P® J. 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