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THE ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOLTHE ORACLE A Record of THE CLASSES of 1929 ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ABINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA Entered as second class matter October 6, 1914. at the Post Office at Abington. Pa., under Act of March 3. 1879. 7 M Z J THE ORACLE STAFIThe Year Book Staff Editors-in-chief Margaret Smyth Harry Ross iter A ssociate Editors Helen Ambler Laurent Kern Ann Brady Warren Kaufman Thomas Weiss John Byers Executive Committee Anna Wood Harold Haag Margaret McClean Harold Lightman Stewart Carman Margaret Kendall Doris Heiss Jean Williams Gladys Gallagher Gertrude Lewis Dorothy Mallory George Schwartz Ruth Creek Roland Cleveland John Fitzgerald Emma Heydt A. Homer Manwaring Jeanne Halfmann Bettie Tustin William Corey Harold Roberts Ann Wickersham Herbert Mills Amanda Druckenmiller 5 L cj 6 Js-BLANCHE KRIER It has been said that character is revealed by what we do in our leisure. The record of the extra-curricular activities of Blanche Krier bear witness to her character. A member of her Class Basketball and Hockey teams, an enthusiastic worker in the Press Club, assistant business manager of the Oracle, member of a Championship Debating Team, and class president—these are some of the extra things Blanche did in school. As we close the record, we feel that we can almost hear her say with her characteristic courage: “Sunset and evening star, A nd one clear call for me; And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea. ” WILSON UNDERCOFFLER President of the Vocational Club, actor in three plays, baseball and basketball star, outstanding student in the trigonometry class, and, in the words of Mr. Weirick, “the best football manager in five years!” So it was with Wilson Undercoffler, in school and afterwards in life, participating joyously in every activity until the very end. We feel somehow that he has gone in answer to a call to a higher and fuller life. “ For the journey is done and the summit attained, and the barriers fall, Though a battle to fight ere the guerdon be gained, The reward of it all. I was ever a fighter, so—one fight more, The best and the last!11 7The Smiths The Kruegers THE YOUNG FACULTY 8 bTHE YOUNG FACULTY -K 9 {=-THE FACULTY-4 ii (THE ORACLE) Our Ship of State olisten, my children, and you shall hear Of the tal e of our class through all four years. In the month of September in Twenty-five We shored forth our frigate through Abington High. We chose as our captains If ern and JjxTf ue— One each for Senior T and Senior A crew— And then as ‘'vice-captains” for the trip Jfpssiter and Tear son, to help steer our ship. We might, have done well with these officers four Tut to insure a safe trip we selected some more. To ffoberts and (jentner we all paid our fare To cover the expenses of food and repair— We fixed as ffecorder of‘Deeds while on board Toth Ambler and IMallory, then onward we roared. For a while all went smoothly, as forward we plied Tut soon in the distance a (jlacier we spied; Its name was called Mid-Years, and we were so near. We could not help bump it, though carefid we steer. So some lost their lives in the terrible crash. Tut most came out bravely with never a scratch. Soon our luck changed and we came to an isle Where the whole population was wearing a smile. We anchored our boat and sent six men ashore— Wood, Shanken, and Qoldsmith, Smyth, Trady, and Tforke— They found on this island a great deal of knowledge •And immediately won fame in the Honor i{oll Qollege. We sailed on once more for many a day— •A few became seasick and died on the way— Our next port was Hurdles, a -ffational i ace. And we sent in fa'Ifue who won us third place. Tut after a time our food ebbed away And we had to replenish at Athletic Tay. With Ifern as head fisherman, the athletes cast lines 4 12 ]r-THE OCfflO-E And caught every Football fish—one up to nine— Qold-Football-eyed fish and Bed-Sweater Fins,— 7 he hoys were known everywhere as Champions. They were 'I(ossiter, Qentner, Qitlin, Johnson, and Fyern, Shanken, Fisher, Ffenyon, who their letters did earn. The'’Basketball fishers: Shanken, hyenyon and 'Pearson If rith Allen as captain, proved that they were not fearsome. Then Soccer fish tugged at the end of the bait Of Fitzgerald, Mason, and Bear son, and Haag. We'll add to this list a few other good fellows: Schwartz, ffeebler, and Bustard, and Messer, Qrevello. Then along came the girls with their lines and their hooks •And those who caught Hockeys were ’fiorke, Mallory, and Wood; There were also some others—-The Bassetts, and Smith, And Thornton, and Bendleton we must add to this And the girls who caught Basketballs were Bfeil and Wood And so we again had our great store of food. Once more we set sail arid at length we arrived At Whirlwind Debating, which ice scarcely survived. But again we were winners, the best of the ships Which were caught in that Whirlpool on similar trips. Once we were lonely out there on the deep So some sailors wrote yarns for the whole crew to read. They were called “ Abingtonian ”—after the sea— And the “ Oracle” magazine which famous would be, So at last when we landed at Columbia Convention 7 hey thought we had published some ideas worth mention; They gave us some ribbons—rewards we all reckoned, The “Oracle" won first place; the newspaper, second. And now our great voyage has come to an end, And night like a shadow must on us descend. Our ship stands there proudly against the black sky, 5Dwarfing the sea with its great sails held high; And its shape seems to change in the lowering mist And note you can see it—-a grim, clenched fist; Its forefinger points toward the twilight's last glow. The symbol of Burpose we hold as our goal! ■A 13 Ann Beady, ’29.Class of February, 1929 OFFICERS Morell LaRue. Harry Rossiter Helen Ambler. . Harold Roberts . . . .President Vice President .... Secretary . . . . Treasurer CLASS MOTTO Good, Better, Best, Never Let It Rest Till the Good Is Better And the Better Best. CLASS COLORS Green and Silver CLASS FLOWER Red Rose CLASS YELL Did we win it— Are we in it— Seniors, Seniors; We can sock ’em— We can knock ’em'— Twenty-nine! Twenty-nine! Twenty-nine! - 14THE ORFTCLE GEORGE ZANE ALCOCK That very blond boy who is always running around, looking so busy? That’s George—who seems to carry the worries of the world on his shoulders. George first became a member of the Latin Club; languages must have agreed with him, for he soon added the French Club to his list. Oh, yes, George was a charter member of the Nature Club. We wonder at George and yet we like him. 11 Oh, why should life all labour be?” GEORG1E HELEN RICHARDSON AMBLER A beam of sunshine graduated one day from the Abington Grammar School. Since that time we have been the possessors of that bright bit of happiness. Helen plunged directly into activities. She played on the Hockey and Basketball squads for two years. Helen’s popularity was shown when she was elected secretary of the Dramatic Club and of her class, second consul of the Latin Club, Premier of the French Club, and vice-president of the Student Council and of the Reading Club. Of course, it was she who was alumni editor of the Oracle although most of her work was writing delightful stories for the literary department. This won her a place in the Junior Fourth Estate. Giggles appeared in her first dramatic r6le ip “Seventeen," continuing with “Betty’s Last Bet", “Princess Chrysanthemum" and “Honor Bright". Helen’s charming personality was one of the big features of this year’s Debating Team and wasn’t the team sure of winning with Helen in her position? “ None knew thee but to love thee, Nor named thee bui to praise.” GIGGLES MARY COLEMAN BASSETT Of course, we know Mary, the dignified and stately member of our class. She was a member of the Latin, French, Internos and Reading Clubs. We know Mary was popular for wasn’t she librarian of the Dramatic Club and president of the Girls' Athletic Club? Mary’s dramatic ability was clearly shown in her portrayal of Mrs. Barrington in “Honor Bright". She was on the Tennis Team, captained the Hockey Team and managed the Basketball Team. Her dignity is the envy of all her classmates! “ Woman must ever be a woman's highest name, And honors more than Lady, if I blow right.” MARY 15 THE ORACLE SUZANNE WILLIAMS BASSETT Whenever there was anything to be done, Sue was right there, ready to do it! That's why Sue was president of the Internos and Reading Clubs, first consul of the Latin Club, and chairman of the Welfare Committee, besides being a member of the Math, French and Dramatic Clubs. We have also found Sue’s name on the Honor Roll. Suoy did such fine work on the Abingtonian Staff that she was made a member of the Junior Fourth Estate. Although belonging to all these organizations, Sue found time to play hockey on our team. Remember Annie, the maid in the Senior Play? That was Sue. Here’s the girl with proved qualities of a leader! “ We live in deeds, not year-; in thoughts, not breaths." ANNA TAYLOR CARPENTER Quiet, lovable Ann, with her sweet smile, was the favorite of every Commercial in general, and Emma and Elva in particular. Ann, called Adam in the shorthand classes, certainly knew her hieroglyphics. Shorthand was Ann’s long suit. After finishing the exasperating task of letting her hair grow, she found time to join the Library and Commercial clubs. Shorthand didn’t spoil Ann’s longhand spelling—she did her bit on the Spelling Team. Ann will always be knovcn as a dependable Abingtonian. “She is gentle, perhaps shy But a good friend to all who knmv her." ELVA MARIE CRONEY That curly-headed girl with the mischievous brown eyes who has every one in Room Three wondering what she’s going to do next! It’s Elva. The Commercial, Spanish, Reading, Nature, Library and Art clubs claim her hearty support. Have you never heard of Elva’s delicious luncheons? We suggest that you make Doll’s acquaintance. If you want to find her, look for Emma. They’re sure to be together. We think this be their favorite song. And— oh, we almost forgot—somewhere we heard that Doll’s motto is, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” “Civilized man can not live without cooks.” -J 16 {=•(THE OCffltt-E FRALAN LUDY DIX Who’s that serious-minded young man who can talk so convincingly on the higher mathematics and sciences? Fralan, of course. He indicated his executive ability as president of the Nature Club and vice president of the Radio Club. Miss Reichard can testify to his skill as a linguist; Mr. Smiley will vouch for his understanding of political economic problems; while his classmates will put to rout any one who may try to cast a shadow of doubt on his vast intelligence as a whole. Fralan should be one of the leaders in thought of our generation. “High erected thoughts, seated in the heart of courtesy." DIX YERDON LUDY DIX Here's the boy whose middle name should be grit or courage! Without a chance of making the Varsity Football Team, Verdon didn’t miss one practice. That’s a spirit to be proud of and we certainly are proud of Don. Although Verdon's hobby is sports, he didn't neglect clubs. He joined the Nature, Tennis, and Mathematics clubs. As a senior, Verdon became president of the Radio Club. This was quite appropriate, too. for that boy surely does know the ins and outs of radio. It’s a real treat to hear him talk Radio! “Practice is the best of all instructions.” DON MURIEL THRAEPLETON EASTBURN Thank you, McKinley, for Muriel. The Orchestra simply couldn’t get along without her, and the library never would be the same if Muriel weren’t bustling around in there. She is always doing something for some one. The Spanish, Library, and Dramatic clubs are proud of her membership; and how she did work for the Senior Play Committee! Although she is a quiet girl, when there's work to be done, Muriel is right on hand. “ This work can best be done the right way." MURIELTHE ORACLE MARTIN RANDOLPH ERICKSON When Martin came to us in his sophomore year from Northeast, the school lost an ardent booster. At once he selected his clubs, becoming consul of the Latin Club and Ministere des Finances of the French Club. He was also an active member of the Dramatic Club. Those who have heard him will not soon forget his lusty cheering as head cheer-leader. Despite his sleepy demeanor, Mart is peppy and—though few people know it—a very clever essayist. “ Haste maketh waste. ” EDNA FLORENCE FIRMAN Edna, wherever did you acquire such a store of efficiency? Your trial balance always balances when ours is hopeless. The Oracle staff couldn't have done without you as its faithful bookkeeper, and what will the Library, Commercial, Spanish, and Art clubs do without you? You managed the Curtis Campaign quite as successfully as everything else. We think you will some day be treasurer of the United States for you surely have had enough experience handling money. And Eds—those cartoons of yours in the Oracle have raised many a laugh! “Results are the proof of ability.” EDS LAWRENCE FLEMING For two years Coach Snodgrass had no worries about who should don the mask and windpad behind the plate for the baseball team. Whitey was the Varsity catcher for two years, and sacrificed one perfectly good incisor in the performance of his duty. Whitey concealed his literary talents until his senior year, when he stepped forth and won the library essay contest. Whitey was one boy who could hold his own with the girls, his repartee silencing the noisy femmes on many occasions. We predict that Whitey will some day be first string maskman for our own Athletics. “Sadness may come, and sadness may go, Bui fun goes on forever!” WHITEY 18THE ORACLE JEANNE PURVIS HALFMANN Jeanne’s beautiful titian-colored hair is truly her crowning glory and the material within her lovely head is such that Jeanne has appeared every report period on the Honor Roll. Jeanne is also our reliable Oracle business manager, besides being secretary of the Commercial Club, treasurer of the Reading club, and a member of the Library, Tennis, Swimming, Spanish, and Nature clubs. Those who saw Jeanne as Honor Bright in the Senior Play won’t deny that she’s a clever little actress. Jeanne also won her numerals in hockey. Yes, she is a member of the Junior Fourth Estate. Jeanne truly disproves the rule that “beauty and brains” never come together. “A slim young damsel, Fair 10 behold, Sweet as a flower, Precious as gold.” JEANNE DORIS ADELAIDE HEISS That jolly laugh? It belongs to Doris, of course. Weldon lost a crown jewel when Doris came to Abington. As a freshman, she joined the Commercial and Spanish clubs. Later we find her busily engaged in doing her best to beautify the library and proving invaluable to the Library and Art clubs, being vice president of the latter in her senior year. Doris says her pet hobby is drawing, but we think it is making everybody happy and—sh-whisper it;— chaperoning certain small seniors on hasty trips to Philadelphia. “A nice bunch of jollity and friendliness A' DORRY EMMA QUINN HEYDT Emma, her tiny stature was no handicap, started her high school career by joining the Spanish, Nature and Art clubs, also becoming a shining light on the Honor Roll. The Reading, Library and Commercial clubs next claimed her attention. This little artist’s drawings were so clever that she was made art editor of the Oracle, and president of the Art Club. And wasn’t she voted the cleverest girl in the Senior Class? That does not all apply to her art either, for haven’t you read some of Emma’s novel stories in the Oracle? As a result of four years of unselfish service to the school, Emma was given the Vocational Club award of a five dollar gold piece. She is certainly a rare girl in this time and age. Whisper—She can sit on her hair! 11 In framing an artist, art has thus decreed To make some good, but others to exceed. ” EMMY 4 19 b( THE onnaE) MARY RAISNER HEYDT This dark-eyed little musician entered Abington from the Aldington Grammar School, one cold February morning in 1925. She has certainly been a gift to the Orchestra, and if you’ve never heard her play the piano or that violin of hers, you have missed something. Mary isn’t all music though, for she received the Taylor School Typing Medal, which means that she is the speediest typist. She is also a faithful member of the Commercial and Library clubs. She is one of the few girls who know how to keep things to themselves but when you see a merry twinkle in her eyes, you know you’re in for a good joke. 44 Your speech is soft and gentle. ” MOLLY MARGARET FRANCES HOFFMAN Peggie, with the smiling eyes and lovely voice, came to Abington from Norristown in her sophomore year. With a soprano voice like Peggie’s—well, it just demanded plenty of attention, that’s all. She sang in the Choir and took part in three operettas—“The Bells of Beaujolais”, “Princess Chrysanthemum”, and “Cherry Blossoms”. The Latin, Spanish, Reading, and Internos clubs also appreciated Peggie. Did you hear Peggie sing “Sweet Mystery of Life” on Class Night? Did you hear her give her commencement speech? If not, you surely missed something! “ A sweet, attractive kind of grace, A full assurance given by looks. ” PEG HORACE WILLIAM JACOBS Youcop lays claim to the honor of being the smallest fireman in captivity. What a sight it is to see this little fellow gallop up Horace Avenue when the alarm sounds. Horace had other interests besides extinguishing fires, however. Here in school he was an active member of the Commercial Club. He represented Room Three on the Student Council in his senior year. We’ll miss his four feet ten inches, and hope that he is so successful as to become the chief of our local fire-eaters. “ am content with that I have; Little be it or much. ” JAKE -4 20 {=-(THE ORACLE J. WARREN KAUFMAN Jay lived up to the color of his hair when he entered Abington. With a spirit which he has shown from the time he was a mere freshman, Jay worked hard for the Orchestra, and the Radio, Latin, Nature and Art clubs, later becoming editor-in-chief of the Abingtonian. And then those Snaps and Shots! We don’t see how-jay thinks of such clever ideas. For two seasons, Warren debated, the last year as captain of the negative team. My how the opposing team quaked when they heard our Warren with his deep bass voice. Wasn’t it Jay who initiated the band idea? And wasn’t he a member of the Junior Fourth Estate, chairman of the Finance Committee of the Senior Class and a pompous Togo in the operetta, “Cherry Blossoms”? Under that shaggy hair, there is a great deal of wit and wisdom. “He who knows much has many cares." MARJORIE MIRIAM KIRBY See that lass w-ith the flying brown curls? That's our Marj, a very sweet, quiet little mouse that not all of us know- very well. Remember those Commercial Club parties? Marj went to all of them, w'ith Emma Dickel, her “Siamese twfin ”. Marj also belonged to Nature and Spanish clubs. Who can forget the winsome babe with the wide-open eyes and that spanking blue bow who flitted about Room Three on Baby Day and sported the toothsome lollipop? “ The quiet mind is richer than a crown. ’’ HARRISON MORELL LA RUE Get ready, get set, go! And Mousie jumps hurdles like greased lightning. Isn’t he state champion of the 220-yard hurdles? Didn’t Morell place third at Chicago in the National meet? Besides his vivid track record, Morell was an able manager of our championship Football Team. As for dramatics, Mousie demonstrated his ability in “Seventeen” and “The Bells of Beaujolais”. For two years Morell served as the dignified president of our class. Say—did you ever see Mousie eat? It’s really an education! MOUSE •4 21 fr- “Over the hills and vales he ran. Hard on the heels of a rabbit. ”THE ORACLE HAROLD LIGHTMAN Soc came to us from Abington Grammar School, and immediately plunged into Vocational work. He became a member of the Vocational Club and the Radio Club, earning the post of secretary-treasurer of the latter in his senior year. Have you ever seen Harold go through any of his noted contortions? You’d certainly know that he was an apt member of our Tumbling Team! He can act “hard-boiled”, too, as he demonstrated in our Senior Play. And Harold is a shining light as cartoonist for our Oracle. Witty with both pen and tongue! 11 The measure of li fe is its service. ” KATHRYN FOLWELL MARKLEY As a freshman, K eagerly plunged into the school activities. The Commercial, French, and Dramatic clubs all claim her as an active member, and surely you’ve noticed her doing her best every morning as a member of the Choir in chapel. When the Commercials were choosing a representative for the Student Council, what better selection could they have made then K with her ready smile? If you have a case of “blues”, call in Dr. K for she is Old Man Gloom’s greatest enemy as all of her many friends can vouch. “A whisk and a whirl, a cute little girl. ” MARGARET ELIZABETH McCLEAN Peggy’s middle name should have been Busy. She seems to have been in almost everything. Peggy joined the Latin, Mathematics, Spanish, Tennis, and Hockey clubs, being secretary and treasurer of the Nature Club. As a senior Margaret had a busy time playing goalkeeper and managing the Hockey Team. Peggy is also the poetry editor of our Oracle. And the poems she does write! Humorous, sad, any kind! This good work of hers made her a member of the Junior Fourth Estate. Besides all of this Peggy even found time to play the part of Annie in the Senior Play. And her outside pastime? It is rumored that Margaret has a pet cat. If you want to see Peggy show interest —ask her about the tricks her cat can perform. “Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes.” PEGGY soc =1 22 {=-THE OCfflO-E ISAAC MORRIS MESSER One wonders how so much pep and Abington spirit could be bundled in such a small person. Dutch starts! right in by joining the Latin and Spanish clubs, and when Spring came his fancy turned to baseball where we find him as assistant manager. Morris was also a valued member of our champion Soccer Team in 1927. We also find Morris playing basketball, giving a Varsity player lots to worry about. And those left-handed scoops in tennis! Can he talk? Ask the girls whom he enjoys teasing. “ Hang sorrow1 Care will kill a cat, And therefore let's be merry." DUTCH GERTRUDE MARIE MILES Gertie’s first move was to join the Latin Club. Languages must have appealed to her, for a short time later, she joined the French Club. Although very reserved and quiet, Gertie was a helper, becoming a member of the Internos Club. For three years she subbed on the Hockey Team—a faithful supporter. And did you ever see Gertie giggle? She has a real sense of humor, as she has betrayed more than once in English Class. But Gertie—we know you don’t like being teased. More than once we've heard you exclaim, “These Kid Brothers”! “ The gentle mind by gentle deeds is known. ” GERT EMILY SIDNEY MOORE Giggling? That’s where Emily shines. M’s mixing of Latin and laughter was a great help to the members of her Latin Class! We like to see M smile because it makes all the w-orld seem bright. But smiling wasn’t Emily’s only occupation in high school. Did you ever see Emily when she was busy in Cooking Class? Or Sewing Class? We think Emily is very domestic, and whisper— she has a reason! “Peace is always beautiful. ” EM 4 23 {=-JAMES CHRISTIE PARSONS Tall, carefree, smiling—that’s Jimmie! Worry may knock at Jimmie’s door but never seems to gain entrance. In his more ambitious moments, he drew harmony from his violin as a member of the Orchestra. The Latin, Spanish and Nature clubs claimed him. Jimmie belonged to the Racquet Club in more ways than one! He also took his bumps on the soccer field. An all-round good fellow—that's Jimmie! “ Take time for deliberation— Haste spoils everything. ” CHARLES FREDERICK RISSMILLER Frog had a hard time getting started in Abington because of his shyness and quietness. But after joining the Mathematics Club, he grew bolder and joined the Nature and Spanish clubs. Then Frog found that his feet grew wings! He went out for track, broke a few records, and became Abington’s star miler. Again his winged feet brought him glory. Did you ever watch F'rog play goal tender on the Soccer Team? He’s everywhere at once! If Frog can stop trouble in the big, wide world as he stops soccerballs,—well, he'll be a glorious success! “Doing good is the only certain happy action of a man’s life.’’ LOUISE BAUCOMBE ROBERSON Thank you, Park School. We appreciate Louise. She is a regular shark at languages, being a member of the Latin, French, and Spanish clubs. Have you ever heard Louise speak? If not, you have missed something. Especially when Emily and Louise get together! A soft voice and a ready smile—that’s Louise! “In her very quietness there is charm.’’ FROG JIMMIE 1.0 V 4 24THE ORACLE HAROLD SEYMOUR ROBERTS That big brunette fellow with the engaging broad grin came to us from McKinley. Starting in with a snap, Lefty joined the Vocational. Radio, and Nature clubs, and worked industriously on the class basketball and football teams. For two years Harold blossomed as a star pitcher on the Baseball Team. Hence, the name “Lefty"! As a senior, he became class treasurer, president of the Vocational Club and an actor in the Senior Play. Who can forget that jolly end man in the Vocational Club Minstrel? That was Lefty! As for pounding out the jazz, accompanied by a mellow voice—Lefty, you’re there! “ I have a heart with room for every joy!11 HARRY SAYEN ROSSITER, JR. In height, head and shoulders above his classmates, with the personality and intellect to make him a delightful leader, Rafferty was just the person to act as vice-president of the class of ’29. Those write-ups the sport-editors gave our football team were enough to show what a star Harry was on the gridiron as fullback. Rafferty scored another touchdown as editor in-chief of the Oracle, a member of the Junior Fourth Estate, and contributor to the literary department. But still Harry showed ability in other lines. As a forward and center on the Basketball Team he caused more than one admiring comment on his splendid playing. As the uncultured Bill Drum in the Senior Play he forgot for the time being his usual refinement and carried the part out with a bang. Do you remember him as Chico in the operetta, “The Bells of Beaujolais"? Yes, sir —six feet two, 170 pounds of various talents! “He is to be praised abcve all who is his own master." ELIZABETH CAIRNS SMITH “Love me. love my dog" applies almost directly to this pretty lady for don’t you remember the many times that cute Pekinese visited Abington and the notoriety it brought the Senior Play? Betty joined the Latin, Nature, Tennis, and Dramatic clubs besides becoming a center on the Hockey Team and a guard on the Basketball Team. Then Bets was such a success as Lola Pratt in “Seventeen" and Tot Marvel in the Senior Play that the Dramatic Club made her its leader. Betty was also a literary editor on this our Oracle. And what a lisping Belle she was in the Operetta, “The Bells of Beaujolais". Bets, what did Lindbergh say to you? “ A well trained actress leaves the stage.11 BETTY 4 25 JOHN STEEVER Willow Grove had several representatives in the commercial group of the class, and one of these whom the unobservant person might overlook is Jack. Jack was of a regular Jekyll and Hyde disposition. To see him about the school, one would imagine him to be as quiet as a rabbit and as serious as a tombstone. Once away from the depressing atmosphere of the school, however, Jack became a whoopee-maker of the first water. We envy Jack his placid existence. He will never die of worry. 11Switched on the golden lights and set him going, From flowers and dragons; rag-time glorious. THELMA STRICKLAND Have you seen that tall blonde talking so earnestly to the dainty little lady she calls Jeanne or speeding away on a typewriter in Room Two? That’s Thelma, the Oracle typist,—which means work, piles of stories and other articles to be typed. T was an asset as a member of the Commercial, Dramatic, Tennis, Swimming, Reading, Library, and Hockey clubs. And have you ever heard Thelma play the piano? This isn’t her only talent as the members of the Dramatic Club can vouch. Thelma is quite an actress too. With all these talents do you wonder that we like to be around Thelma? tl By the work One knows the workman. ” ELINORE BEATRICE THORNTON Arriving from William Penn High School in her sophomore year, Jackie plunged head over heels into the Commercial, Dramatic, Library, Internos, Spanish, and Glee clubs. Besides playing for two years on the Hockey Team, Elinore joined the Swimming Team, and became a very active track manager in ’28. And didn’t Jackie lead the sophomore honor students? In her serious moments Elinore writes poetry. Haven’t we often seen it in the Oracle and the Abinglonian. Let’s admit it—Jackie is an all-round girl! 11A compound of fun and good nature.” JACKIE 26THE ORACLE CALVIN UZELMEIER The Vocational Club claimed most of Calvin's energy. He became a member of this organization as a freshman and was secretary during his junior and senior years. In the Vocational Play Calvin took the part of Pratt very capably. The Nature and Radio clubs also felt Calvin's influence. As for sports, he was golf enthusiast—and maybe he didn’t swing a hefty driver! Who can forget Cal’s commencement speech about “God's Acre”? Calvin says he got much from his Vocational course; he is already making progress in the business world. “A dependable fellow if ever there was one.” JOHN RUSSELL WARNER From the big, gray building in Weldon, Uck came to Abington, immediately going out for basketball and joining the Latin Club. Soon the Spanish and Mathematics clubs were added to his list. However, Caesar caused Uckie dire distress and he decided to drown his sorrow by devoting his time to baseball. Now if Uck could have grown a few inches, he might have been a basketball marvel. Cheer up, Uckie, the girls decided that you are the cutest boy in the senior class. ‘‘Happy-go-lucky he will be When graduation makes him free; But all the same he makes us jolly With his wise-cracks and his folly.” ANN SOPHIA WICKERSHAM Ann came to us as a wee freshman from Glenside Weldon. She has remained small, but not in her participation of activities. She joined the Latin, French, Dramatic, Nature and Math clubs. And didn’t Wicky play on our Hockey Team and wasn’t she athletic editor of the Oracle? Of course, we remember Ann’s forceful rebuttal in the Lower Merion Debate. We know that Wicky’s favorite hobby is tripping lightly through the mazes of the dance. She proved it in “Princess Chrysanthemum”, “The Bells of Beaujolais” and “Cherry Blossoms”. As for being a clever actress, Ann's right there! We remember her in both” The Mollusc” and “Honor Bright”. Nevertheless, Ann finds time to devote to her lessons for hasn’t she been on that select list, the Honor Roll? ‘‘Light of step and heart was she. ” UCKIE WICKY -4 27 [:-•JEAN SCOTT WILLIAMS “Take life as a joke”—that’s Jean’s motto. Nothing really depicts her nature better than her funny little poems which every one adores. We have Vineland High School to thank for her. Jean joined the Spanish, Commercial, Dramatic, Swimming, and Glee clubs. | Her lovely alto voice won her a place in the Choir. In her junior year she made the class hockey team. Jean is really gifted —for wasn't it she who wrote the February class song? If ever you feel depressed, go to Jean. Her witty remarks will chase your blues away! “ We have been friend together In sunshine and in rain." ALMA MATER 7(ise up one and stand ye all. For our dear oldAbington. Fail not ye, but heed the call To the white and crimson— We will ever cherish thee, Tict’ry or defeat it be. Staunch and true our schoolmates all To our dear oldAbington. Many days may come and go, To thee, dear oldsAbington; Storms may rise, and winds may blow, Firm and true our crimson. £et not mem'ries faded be ■As we go o'er land and sea, Alma Mater, hail to thee. To our dear oldAbington. -4 28 bTHE ORFTCLE Class Song—February Come, friends and fellow classmates, The time is drawing near When we must think of parting From the school we hold so dear. Though sometimes we made protest When days seemed dull and long, We’ve tried each day to do our best In study, sport and song. So let us raise our voices, And every loyal one Sing loudly now the praises Of dear old Abington! Chorus: Alma Mater, hail to thee! May we pledge our loyalty— May we ever stand for right— Hail to thee! Maroon and White! Jean Williams. '29 29 FClass of June, 1929 OFFICERS Laurent Kern............. Julian Pearson........... Dorothy Mallory.......... Harry Gentner............ . . . .President Vice President .....Secretary . . . . Treasurer CLASS MOTTO "Non Sibi, Sed Omnibus” (Not for Self, but for All) CLASS COLORS Blue and Silver CLASS FLOWER Forget-Me-Not CLASS YELL Hu-rah-ray! Hu-rah-ray! We’ll be true , Silver and Blue— Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! 4 30 -THE ORACLE VIOLET CHARLOTTE AGRON The first thing that we think of when Vi’s name is mentioned is her ability to handle the piano. She admits that one of her ambitions is to be able to play the pipe organ. However, her abilities are not limited to the piano. Her first three years found her a member of the Spanish and Commercial clubs, and a member of the Varsity basketball squad. Then, as a senior she led the Commercial Club through a successful year. The Library and Dramatic clubs also claimed her attention. Lest we forget, Vi has a rich alto voice which won her a place on the platform. And tell us, Vi, what mischief lurks beyond those laughing eyes? “ Music hath charms to soothe the savage soul. ” VI FRED ALLEN Freda and Fritzy! What a pair. To see Freda ambling down the hall one would immediately get the impression that nothing short of an earthquake would hurry him. It’s not quite that bad, though, because he’s quite an athlete, and athletes are not lazy. For the last three years Fred’s ability on the basketball floor has never failed. No wonder they chose him as captain! He must specialize in captainships for he is also track captain. And we couldn't forget his work on that winning Football Team! To complete his athletic career, he was chosen as A. A. Representative for our class. Aside from this, Freda has been member of the Student Council. The Commercial Club also claimed his attention. So we remember a good sport! “ The best of all games is the playing, lad. ” I-REDA JANE ELIZABETH BARUCH Betty is vim and pep from the tip of her toes to the crown of her curly brown head. Athletics claimed her as an ardent fan. She played class hockey for two years. The Basketball Team will long remember her faithful work, both as teammate and official score-keeper. Betty was also a member of the Library and Dramatic clubs. Who could forget her vigorous interpretation of the spirited Irish cook, Maggie, in the Senior Play? We'll tell you a secret— Betty has two pet aversions—chemistry and that adorable retrousse nose. “Eat. drink and be merry and the rest will take care of itself." BETTY 31 {=-THE OUnZLE EDWARD HERMANN BORN, JR. Eddie is the midget member of the class, but one of the giants in helpfulness. Just come into Room Three at any time and you'll see Eddie either fixing the shades afte school, distributing Abing-tonians or doing almost any other odd job. Another thing—Eddie always has his homework done, for every' morning he can be found in Study Hall at least by seven-fifty. Eddie is also a helper in the Commercial and Nature clubs. “ The most useful of the arts is the art of being usef ul.” EDDIE ANNA MORTON BRADY Did you ever find Ann in a serious mood? It would be a case of mistaken identity if you did. From the time of her very entrance into school, she was the same happy carefree Ann. In her freshman year she became a member of the well-known Latin Club. Following this she put in her bid for the French and Dramatic clubs, together with a position on the Abingtonian staff. F'inally the Math and Library clubs claimed some of her time. And of course, the Senior Play! Could we ever forget her as Mrs. Carton? Ann is a poet, too. Isn’t this Year Book ample proof of that? As to the Senior Dance,—those lovely decorations—Ann was the artist! Any girl who can possess all these talents and still be unconscious of her own worth surely is to be admired. 11 She has a heart to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any mischief. ” ANN LEROY WILLIAM BURGER The autumn of 1926 saw Roy come to Abington. Though formerly of Cheltenham, Roy soon absorbed the Maroon and White spirit. Commercial (Tub and Spanish Club shared his time. Although Roy wants to be an accountant, to judge from his roster, he is most fond of history. The best evidence of Roy’s ambitious nature is found in the fact that he works after school, selling groceries in a well known chain store. The girls will always remember the Willow Grove Adonis for his proficiency in the terpsichorean art. 11 Dancing in the checquered shade. ” ROY ■4 32 bTHE ORACLE THOMAS JAMES BUSTARD Allow me to introduce you to smiling Jimmy. Any one who has not been enveloped in his almost perpetual grin is surely unfortunate. We believe that that grin was responsible for his great success as end man in the Vocational Minstrel. Jimmy is another of those industrial boys. We must not forget to mention Jimmy’s ability as a soccer player. His unruly hair has been envied by girls near and far. We're not so sure that Jimmy is as fond of it as we are— but that’s all right. Do you need a friend? See Jimmy. "All nature wears one universal grin." JIMMY JOHN FORREST BYERS Thank you, Germantown. We appreciate John, even though he has been with us only two years. Continuing the activities from his former school, Byers joined the Track and Soccer squads, also helping to put the Commercial Club on the map. Do you remember John as the serious Reverend Schoolev in the .Senior Play? It was certainly a treat to see Byers separated from his famous grin long enough to show real ability as an actor. You would know just by John's smile that he is joke editor of the Oracle! Fitz and John make some couple, but we like to see them together! “ Always a-winning, always a-grinning" JAMES PATRICK BYRNES James came to us from McKinley Grammar School. He is one of these modest fellows, always keeping to himself. We’re sorry he broke his knee in his junior year for then he had to stop going to school. As a senior, James joined the Radio and Math clubs. This shows that he is sociable after all! A generous heart and a witty tongue have won many friends for Jimmy at Abington. “Give every man thine ear but few thy voice." BYERS 4 33 HOGANTHE ORACLE STEWART KEELING CARMAN When Germantown lost Stew, it lost a real four-square fellow. He had been a member of the Rifle Club, and the Track and Gym teams. Stew came to us as a senior. He was soon enrol'ed as a member of the Commercial Club, and more than once did he regale that body with his clever readings. Grit and determination characterized his work on the soccer field and the track. Blessed with an unusually large vocabulary, Stew can spell every word he has heard of, and some that he has not. Stew’s philosophy tends toward idealism. He will be remembered for his affability and kindliness. “ 'Tis the mind that, makes the body rich.” ROLAND HARVEY CLEVELAND A fellow who is president of the Mathematics Club and editorial editor of the Oracle has two man-sized jobs on his hands. Besides these, Roland finds time to join the Spanish Club and to take charge of the admission tickets for school activities. Also, he writes most original editorials and essays, which greatly increase the interest in the editorial departments of the Oracle and Abing-Ionian. Roland’s always ready to help the other fellow -especially in mathematics! If you can’t find him in Study Hall, you will be sure to see him in the chemistry laboratory, chasing stray volts and amperes. His main hobby seems to be keeping an eye on Shorty for you never see one that the other isn’t somewhere nearby. And, not many of you know this—Roland has a keen sense of humor and always enjoys a good joke. “7 needs sharp eyes to set whai lies beyond that silent face. ” WILLIAM SAMUEL COREY Have you seen the Snaps and Shots Column of the Abingtonian? Well, Bill’s one of the fellows who writes this witty column. Bill has a keen sense of humor,—is always laughing, joking, or even arguing, boy, how he can argue! Bill came from Fort Washington. Bill’s club membership includes the Math, Radio, Latin and Spanish clubs. As to sports, Bill has always worked hard at track and soccer. We like Bill a lot and we know that his wit will gain him many friends. “ The more we argued the question The more we didnt agree.” BILL 4 34THE ORACLE RUTH MELLOTT CREEK Cricket is a real native of Abington, entering from North Glenside. Her fame and glory quickly spread for she is a librarian, an artist, and a writer. For proof, let Miss Kutz tell you of her ability as president of the Library Club; let Mrs. Messinger tell you of her clever architectural drawings and designs; read for yourself in the Oracle her “House O’ Dreams Come True’’. The Latin, Dramatic, French and Mathematics clubs have sought and found Ruth. Besides, 'twas Cricket who hid behind the scenes during the performances of “ Honor Bright ” and prompted those lengthy conversations. What could we do without Creeky? "Great feelings hath she of her own Which mortal souls may never know.” ALBERT JAMES CREVELLO Who stopped all those soccer balls from going through the goal line? None other than Al Crevello from McKinley. The Latin, Civics, French, Dramatic, and Math clubs claim him as one of their active members. Al’s voice won him a place in “The Bells of Beaujolais”, and his nimble fingers helped make our Orchestra a pleasure to hear. Whenever we think of modern chivalry, our thoughts turn to Albert. His high marks have gained for him the respect of his classmates. Al's ambition is to become a great dentist. "In action faithful and in honor clear.” AMANDA DRUCKENMILLER The girl with the longest name in high school! And Dukey has certainly made that name worth while. Even as a freshman, she began to reveal her livelier self as a member of the Latin, Internos, and Glee clubs. By the time she was a junior, she had become vice-president of the Internos Club and had turned her interests to field sports. We shall never forget Dukey as captain of the class basketball team and as a member of the Track Team. Then, too, Amanda has shown a real talent for music. She not only sang in the Operetta, but also gave her services in playing for Assembly. Music is really her chief delight! “Tall and stately she moved among us.” 4 35Jf=- DUKEYTHE ORACLE DOROTHY PURCHASE FAIRCHILD Huntington High, Huntington, West Virginia, lost a real friend and worker when Dot entered Abington in the middle of her sophomore year. She stepped right into our ranks and joined the French, Dramatic, Library, Swimming. Reading, and Math clubs. She also did her bit by dancing in “Princess Chrysanthemum” and “The Bells of Beaujolais”. When it comes to poetry, Dot is a second Longfellow. Can't Dot make good punch? That’s why she was chairman of the refreshment committee for the Junior and Senior dances. Just think what we might have missed if we hadn’t known Dot. Taking all in all, Dot is every inch a real girl. 11A sweet, attractive kind of grace, A full assurance given by looks." HOWARD FRANCIS FISHER, Jr. We shall always remember Howard because he proved himself a very capable and valuable man in athletics. He was our star halfback, our champion javelin thrower and discus twirler. As a short stop, Bud is not to be forgotten. Oh, yes, we often see Howard rolling down the road in one of his numerous cars. Howard didn’t have much to say, but when he did say something, it was worth while hearing. We certainly appreciated the help Bud gave in making our Senior Prom a success. In the Senior Play, Howard acted the part of a hard-boiled policeman, even to the very set of his jaw. Abington certainly gained a stellar athlete in Bud. "To study or not to study, That is the question. ” VINCENT GIRARD FISHER Here’s a boy who has shown Abington spirit throughout his four years by doing those tedious, unselfish jobs such as fixing the stage every morning, acting as a competent electrician and stage manager in almost every play Abington has given. As a member of the Orchestra, and Band, Vince has practised faithfully on his violin. Vincent is also a hearty supporter of the Radio Club, Dramatic (Tub, and French Club. Do you wonder now why Vincent will be missed? 11And learn the luxury of doing good." 36THE ORACLE JOHN WESLEY FITZGERALD We have Lawrenceville to thank for Fitz. Although he was not with us for the full four years, he fitted into Abington like a veteran. His junior year found him starring on the Penn Tourney Championship Soccer Team. At tennis Jack has also made a name for himself. Fitz has a keen business head as illustrated by his ticket selling ability; the Junior Dance, the Senior Dance, and the Senior Play all profited by his salesmanship. Jack also has a place as circulation manager on the Oracle Staff. Mathematics and chemistry are his favorite subjects. Besides all this, he was in the Senior Play, splendidly portraying the Reverend James Schooley. After all and in all, we know that Fitz is one good fellow! “ Young, in limbs, in judgment old.” GLADYS MARION GALLAGHER Not unlike the rest of the Crew of ’29, Glad ventured into the well-known Abington High School in the year of 1925. All through her high school career, she was a member of the Latin and Glee clubs. Later the Internos, Library, Mathematics, French, and Dramatic clubs claimed her attention. When Gladys became an honorable senior, she was appointed to serve on the lunch line committee, and did so very gallantly. If while meandering along the long gray corridors of Abington High, you find this young lass gayly laughing and chatting with her friend. Amanda, and making the whole atmosphere cheerful by her gayety, you will know that then only is Gladys truly at home. 44 We like her merry giggle, We like her little grin.” GLAD HARRY AUGUST GENTNER Harry Gentner, the money man! Gent is our class treasurer and also treasurer of the French Club. Harry does many other things besides playing with money; for instance, he has given his services to the Spanish. Latin and Mathematics clubs and has been for the last two years, a member of that dignified body, the Student Council Senate. The word Sports belongs between Harry' and Gentner. Guess you all know the tackle that caused so much trouble to opponents that ran up against our championship Football Team; —that was Gent. Basketball, baseball and tennis are the other sports to which Gent pays quite a bit of attention. 44 The happiest man is he, I vow. Who has the motto Dues' it now.” FITZ GENTTHE ORACLE HARRY LOUIS GITUN Lou entered Abington High in 1925 from Willow Grove Junior High. In his sophomore year, Lou made the Football Team, and joined the Vocational Club. In his third year he played halfback on the Varsity eleven, and how he did play it, although injury handicapped him most of the season. He also was on the interclass track team. In his senior year, Lou was elected manager of the football team, and he sure did make a good one. Lou just couldn't keep away from football while at Abington! “ Behold him, single in the field. ” LOU ROBERT GOLDSMITH We’ve often wondered whether Glenside Weldon Grammar School was responsible for the argumentative nature of Goldie or whether it is inborn like his mass of curly blond hair. Anyhow that boy certainly can argue—and how! Ask any of the teachers, especially Mr. Messinger However, his arguing isn’t confined only to the classroom for Bob is a member of our 1929 Debating Team. He is a member of various clubs—Latin, Nature, Spanish,—vice-president of Art, and treasurer for the Abington Players. His name frequently appears on the Honor Roll, too. So, if arguing built such a platform for Pob, lower classmen, open your mouths and argue! “In spite of all the learned have said, I still my own opinion keep." coi.riE EMORY BERNARD GREEN “Tickets! Tickets! Buy a ticket for the best dance ever!” With this familiar phrase Greenie greets his many friends whenever the class needs tickets sold for its dances. Not only has Emory given his salesmanship to make these dances go over big but he has also contributed his artistic and musical talent in selecting suitable orchestras and decorations—so important in making affairs of this kind a success. Greenie’s abilities run along other lines also. As a member of the Soccer Squad he helped the boys in their glorious victory over Upper Darby; as a joke editor of the Oracle, he brightened many a student’s blue Monday; and as a member of the Glee Club, he helped keep the pitch for the other members to follow. Yes, sir, as many say, a youth of great possibilities! "To take things as they are, That’s my philosophy.” GKEENIE 4 38 J=-THE ORACLE GEORGE HAROLD WALDO HAAG Down from the rugged hills of Horsham came our quiet and modest Haagie with his hesitant manner although when it comes to arguing Harold doesn’t hesitate. He seemed to enter into every activity around school. No one can forget him as the dashing Percy Wentworth in the 1928 Dramatic Club Play, nor as the Expressman in “Honor Bright”. His work wras outstanding on the soccer field as he played Varsity Soccer his entire four years, gaining the captaincy as a senior. La Republique Francaise and the Math Club both claim him as a member. His musical abilities found an outlet in the Orchestra, the Choir, and the Operetta. Haagie is always ready with some witty remark, always the life of the class. “.4 table talker rich in sense, And witty without wit's pretense." HAAGIE JEREMIAH BENTLEY HAINES Smiling and debonair, Bent has caused many feminine hearts to flutter since he entered Abington from Glenside-Weldon. In his more serious moments he has been a member of the Mathematics, Nature, Spanish, and Radio clubs, the Orchestra and the Band. To prove his versatility, he established his worth as a writer by three years on the Abingtonian staff as well as by contributions to the Oracle. Talk about acting! Bentley surely could put some of those Hollywood actors to shame! What more could be desired than a hero like Bentley as Dick Barrington in the Senior Play? Then, as the delightful comedian Kokemo in the operetta! “Cherry Blossoms”! Talk about executing mischief,—Bent’s always right there! “ Yon's a frame to charm the sight, Made was he to give delight." bent EDNA MIRIAM HEATH May we introduce one of the swreetest-tempered girls of the class? We were fortunate in having Eddie writh us four years. She is one of those well-liked, often-seen but-seldom-heard girls. She entered the ranks of the Commercial Club in her freshman year, having been a loyal supporter ever since. The Swimming, Spanish, Dramatic, and Library clubs also claim some of her time. Eddie held up the class honors in basketball, too. One thing we never cease to marvel at is that Eddie never loses her temper. Perhaps this is due to the fact that, during the summer months, she gets up at six o’clock to play a few sets of tennis before coming to school. “ Those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of honor." EDDIE 39 FTHE ORACLE ROBERT SHERWOOD JOHNSON Sher needs no introduction to most of us. The first time he caught our attention was in his sophomore year when he won that Spelling Contest. The following year he plunged deeper into things by becoming a candidate for the Baseball Team, a Commercial Club member, and a Student Council representative. His senior year found him an eager baseball, basketball, and football enthusiast. In football he won the coveted sweater. We also discovered his name on the roll of the Dramatic Club. From winning cups to earning sweaters and footballs, Sher has shown is that whatever he does, he does well. A sterling characteristic! “Play up! Play up! And play the game!” SHKR HORACE LEWARS KEEBLER Another one of those peppy Vocational boys! They all seem to run true to type, and Keeb is no exception. He joined the ranks of the Vocational C'lub as a lowly freshman, and carried through his membership for the entire four years. And their Minstrel in ’28! Keeb was there. The Mathematics Club was proud of his membership and athletics made a claim on him. Keeb was a member of the Soccer Squad for two years, playing left-fullback last season. Keeb isn’t familiar with the word “worry”. Whatever happens, he looks on and smiles. “ Good nature and good sense must ever join.” KEEB MARGARET EMMA KENDALL Smiling and demure, just a little wistfulness in her manner, came Peggy with her pretty chestnut hair and twinkling eyes. She was an active member of the Latin, French. Dramatic and Glee clubs, becoming president of La Republique Frangaise, and secretary-treasurer of the Mathematics Club. Besides this she was a member of the Year Book Staff. Peggy’s one and only weakness is her fondness for horseback riding. We believe she would rather do this than anything else—almost. And she also likes trig. One of Peggy’s biggest characteristics is her smallness. We can readily say of her, “She is a charming little lady.” “.4 thing of beauty is a joy forever; Its loveliness increases; it uni I never Pass into nothingness. ” PEOGY 4 40THE ORACLE EDMOND HENRY KENYON A sport for every season! How’s that? Speed's record is one of which any fellow may feel proud. In the fall, football; in the winter, basketball; and in the spring, track. Not many earn a place on all three Varsities. Speed did, however. Whatever it is that is necessary in the building of an athlete—Speed has it. He also found time to join the Mathematics Club. Speed is rather slow hence the name Speed—and easygoing, but he gets there just the same. 11 I'm tired of planning and toiling. ” SPEED CLAUDE LAURENT KERN Ray! Kern! Ray! Ray! Kern! Kern! Kern! How many times in the last four years has the student body thrilled and cheered at Bud’s distinctive football playing? However, Bud has not secluded himself from other activities. He has led the Senior Class through its most active high school year and presided over the Student Council and Athletic Association meetings. Bud’s blond handsomeness and dramatic ability earned him the place of Bill Drum in the Senior Play and Harry Worthington in the Operetta. Bud’s baseball and football experiences made him just the right person to undertake the job of athletic editor of the Oracle. Bud is a charter member of that honorary order, the Junior Fourth Estate. Bud’s utter lack of conceit is the strongest factor of his rare personality and great popularity. “His royal heart is firm and true, And none could be his parallel but himself.” BUD IDA ETHYL KREWSON Ethyl is a graduate of Weldon Grammar School. This young lady seems rather serious although you never can tell from appearances. She has been a member of the Glee, Latin, Swimming, Library, Spanish, Nature and Dramatic clubs. Who would ever think that a quiet girl like Ethyl would belong to so many clubs and organizations? Ethyl has a vivid imagination but she seldom expresses herself. “ A quiet manner and a pleasant smile. ” 4 41 fr- SENORITATHE ORACLE GERTRUDE ETHEL LEWIS Who is that girl with such unruly black curly hair? That's Billie—always laughing and joking. Pep and personality account for her popularity. She has been a member of the Commercial, Spanish, Dramatic and Glee clubs, besides being secretary of the Internos Club. The cast for “Betty’s Last Bet" and “Honor Bright” just couldn’t have got along without her, as a faithful prompter. In her senior year Billie became a member of the Choir and the Hi-Y Club. As literary editor of the Oracle she did more than her share of the work, doing everything and anything so that each issue of the Oracle might be out on time. Billie always finds time to teach shorthand and typing outside of school. We wonder how you do it, Billie? Does Putsy, that cat of yours, help you? “ That Billie is good-natured, No one can doubt, A nd for doing a favor, There is no better scout. ” BILLIE DOROTHY KATHRYN MALLORY The very tap of Dot’s feet as she comes down the hall distinguishes her from the rest of us. We have long since stopped wondering just what Dot will do next. Holding offices seems to be one of her specialties. We find her first of all as secretary of the class. Looking on, we see that she is vice-president of the Library Club, second consul of the Latin Club, and librarian of the Dramatic Club. Dot immediately captured our hearts as “ Cherry blossom" in the Operetta. And didn't you like School News in the Oracle this year? Versatility should be her middle name, for right from the literary fight, Dot ran out on the athletic field to help the Hockey Team to score a victory. As Mrs. Carton in the Senior Play, Dot showed us how clever a little actress she can be. With her wistful blue eyes and merry chuckle, Dot has jumped right into our hearts and stayed! “A sparkling eye, a joyful smile, and a loving heart has she.” ALBERT HOMER MANWARING, 2nd. Surely you’ve seen that tall, happy-go-lucky fellow walking around Study Hall. That’s Cannon, the boy who received his peculiar nickname by acting as cannon-fodder for the forwards of the Soccer Team. Whenever Coach Gantt called on him to stand in the goal, he always went cheerfully and took his beating with a smile. Besides this he has been a faithful tennis candidate and has played interclass football and basketball. Don't think that he is out for sports only. He is an active member of the Nature, Math, Dramatic and Glee clubs, besides being a citizen of La Republique Frangaise. Cannon portrayed the role of Tommy in the Dramatic Club production, "Tommy Says Hello”, and showed his literary ability by writing articles for the Abingtonian and the Oracle. Cannon is quite an aviation enthusiast, hoping some day to be able to fly a plane over his Alma Mater. “A man's action is only the picture work of his creed." CANNON -4 42 fc=-THE ORACLE BENJAMIN STANLEY MASON Chink is one of the stalwarts of the Vocational Club, which should instantly identify him as a doer. Remember him as Baldwin in “Copy"? His Thespian ability found outlet in the Dramatic Club, while his love of the outdoors was gratified by the Nature Club. It’s safe to say that no member of ’29 Class knows more of nature than Chink. As for sports, he went out for soccer and baseball. Stanley has a unique personality. If you doubt this, look at his “Personality Book”. It surely radiates his individuality! “Life's a pleasant institution— Let us take it as it comes." CH1NX MARGARET JANE MATTHIAS Who is that short, quiet girl in Room Three? Oh, that is Peg Matthias. She is quiet in school but you should hear her when she participates in her favorite sports—basketball and tennis. Peg is not always quiet as is shown by her loyal presence at Commercial, Dramatic, and Nature Club meetings. Peg wants to be a nurse. We have this much to say—that a sweeter girl with a better disposition for this job could not be found. “Of manners gentle, of affection mild." PEG CARL HEINRICH MEISEL Who’s that good-looking boy with the curly hair? Carl, of course. As he is another one of those famous vocational students, he is naturally a member of the Vocational Club. Carl says that he has no special hobby but, by his record, we think it must be sports. He has been a member of the Basketball Squad for two years, the Baseball Squad, one year, and the F 'ootball Team, one year. Besides these, few are so loyal and dependable as he. Did he not win an honorary' football sweater, because he reported for every practice during the season? Don’t we all love that slow', cheerful smile of his? Carl, with his quiet, dependable ways, has aroused our interest; we should all like to have known him better. “Loyalty long drawn out." MEISEL 43 HERBERT HAGER MAN MILLS “Mr. Chairman; ladies and gentleman—” Yes, that’s Herb. He is in everything in Abington that has to do with speaking. Coming from Jay Cooke in 1926, he immediately stepped into the swing and spirit of Abington—Latin Club, Nature Club, Dramatic Club, Debating Team—all claimed his attention. But not only that, he had wonderful success in the 1928 National Oratorical Contest— going as far as the contest in North C arolina before he was defeated. You surely remember Mr. Baxter, the Englishman in “The Mollusc” last year. Yes, of course it was Herb. And he claims a part in the success of the Senior Play, too. Is that all? That’s all you can put into words, but he has done many, many little things, and after all, those are the ones that count. Herb has helped to put Abington on the map. His friends are undoubtedly among the whosiest of the Who’s Who. “ They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. ” HERD HELEN TAFT MUTZ The girl with an air of nonchalance about her? Helen, better known to her friends as Ted, tripped blithely over to Abington from Glenside-Weldon four years ago. Although Helen has been rather reticent regarding her talents she is a very able musician and plays the piano charmingly. Helen belonged to the Commercial, French and Tennis clubs. No one has ever been known to see Helen blue or grumpy. But—a deep secret—there is a quantity of common sense under that sleek coiffure. 11 Ilappy-go-lucky in classroom or fun.” TED ANNA ELEANA NELSON Look what we have with us! Anne Nelson, chauffeur! No, we’re not kidding, Anne really does drive. Didn’t you ever see her managing that Chrysler? Anne has an inside hobby, too. It’s a deep, dark secret. We’ve heard it rumored, however, that she is quite an expert at Ethical Problems. Then, too, she has her serious moments in which she gives her time to the Commercial Club, the Band, swimming, and inter-class basketball. That’s all right, Anne,—you’re heaps better than you think you are! 11A car! A car! My kingdom for a car! ANNE A 44 Y-THE ORACLE JULIAN WEIR PEARSON June needs no introduction to the students of Abington for, besides being in almost every activity around school, his very appearance and the force of his personality would make him distinctive anywhere. Leadership seems to be this young man’s chief characteristic for he has been president of the Student Council, vice president of the Athletic Association as well as of his class, captain of the Tennis and Tumbling teams, and head cheer leader June’s record in soccer can never be surpassed—that of playing Varsity soccer every second of every game for four years. He displayed his athletic ability further as forward on the Basketball Team. He was also one of Mr. Smiley’s pole-vaulters. Besides being a member of the Dramatic and Glee clubs, June took the lead in the operetta, “Cherry Blossoms”. As almost any member of his class will tell you, June deserved every honor bestowed upon him. “All these reasons for honoring this man.” LUCILLE LOUISE PENDLETON In 1925, Park School sent us ('hie who has been a great isset to girls’ athletics. She played right fullback on the Varsity Hockey Squad and right guard on the senior basketball team of which she was manager. Track also claimed her attention for didn’t she run that 75-yard dash in 7 seconds and clear the bar at 4.6? Besides being athletically inclined, Lucy has found time to join the Latin, Spanish, and Math clubs. All of us keenly envy those scarce articles called A’s which adorn your report card for plane geometry-, Lucy! 11A maiden modest yet self-possessed. ” JUNE chic CHRISTINE JEANETTE PFEIL Introducing Christine Pfeil, girls’ basketball captain! Teenie’s basketball this season and last was remarkable, both for the playing and for leadership. And this is not the only sport in which she excels —high jumping is also one of her fine points. Socially she is known for her membership in the Commercial, Spanish, Hi-Y, and Internos clubs. Best of all she is liked because she can put spice into a conversation. No one remains dull very long when Teenie is about. She's a sure cure for the blues. She tries to be serious occasionally, but it just doesn’t work. Don’t try, Teenie; we like you just as you are. “Be still, sad heart, and cease repining Behind the clouds, the sun's still shining. ” TEENIE 4 45(THE ORACLE) HERMAN JOSEPH PRISCHMAN “Here he comes, there he goes, he’s gone!” Thus they say of Herman as he comes tearing clown to school from Blue Bell. He may be small, but, boy! When he gets in that Ford of his, he’d make even Ray Keech sit up and take notice. And have you ever seen him bustling around down in the print shop, doing his bit to get out the numerous posters, programmes, etc? He is known as one of Mr. Wortman’s most promising proteges. Then, too, Herman is an active member of the Commercial. Spanish, Latin, Dramatic, and Math clubs. “ For he's a jolly good fellow!" GEORGE JEFFERSON REEVES George came to us from Glenside-Weidon, and we accepted him just as he was, full of fun, always ready for a good time. The Vocational Club claimed him as an ardent member and conferred upon him the presidency in his senior year. And those of you that saw the Minstrel need not be told what a hit George made as End Man. Perhaps this successful debut on the stage was responsible for his taking part in the Senior Play. Football also held its attraction for him. So much, in fact, that he was the recipient of a silver football. We shall go a long way before we find a fellow so light-hearted and content as George. “ There's a good time coming, boys. ” HELYN TAYLOR RORKE There are certain people who find fun in studying but for the most part they’d rather find their fun elsewhere. So it is with Helyn. For studying, look at her Honor Roll record. To prove that she doesn’t spend all her time in study, Helen became a member of the Latin, French, Hockey, Swimming, Dramatic, and Glee clubs and secretary of the Library Club. Helyn says that her favorite hobby is sports. She has been a member of the Varsity Hockey Squad and class track team. In her senior year, her wise, dependable ways gained her a place in the .Senate of the Student Council. But Helyn is really a fun-loving girl and the truest of friends. By the way, did you ever see Helyn without Cricket? If so, it was an accident. Ask Mr. Smiley! 11 She nightly burns the midnight oil.'1 REEVESY HELYN -sj 46THE OUnZLE MARY HARLEY RYAN Here we find an inmate of Room Three who really makes very little noise, but that does not keep her from being active. She claims membership in the Spanish Club and Commercial Club. Mary also likes sports. She played for the honor of her class on the Basketball, Track, and Swimming teams. VVe have also heard it said that one of her pet hobbies is making fudge. Notice that haircut? It took Mary a long time to join the ranks of the “bobs”, but she finally succumbed. Good for you! Mary, we like it lots! “Humility, that low, sweet root. From which all heavenly virtues shoot.” MARY CLAYTON HARTMAN SACKS This is station A-B-I-N-G-T-O-N announcing the loss by graduation of one of its most electrically inclined members. That just about explains Sacksy for although he has helped the Vocational and Mathematics clubs as one of their number, still he has given most of his time and energy as president of the Radio Club. Then chemistry—Clayton, where did you find time to do all those experiments? To hear Clayton talk, one feels that even the Einstein Theory would seem an almost simple subject for him. VVe shouldn’t be a bit surprised if Clayton should one day join Mr. Messinger as assistant chemistry professor of Abington High School. “ There is nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness. ” SACKSY GEORGE ELVEN SCHWARTZ, JR. Abington has been very fortunate to have Bud for the last three years. Abington doesn’t begrudge Germantown High that first year, but still we should like to have had George as one of the original '29’s. It didn’t take him long to get into the swing of things. In his sophomore year he joined La Republique Frangaise and made the Soccer Team. Soccer is George's specialty for did he not play on the Championship team in the Penn Tournament? We cannot forget his playing tennis, either. As a senior, George became a member of the Dramatic Club ard the interclass basketball team. His participation in athletics made him sport editor of the Abing-tonian. The Junior Fourth Estate is not to be forgotten. George did more than his share for the Year Book also. He has given his all—and that’s a lot, for Abington. “ The greater the man, the greater the courtesy.” 47 - BUDTHE ORACLE JACK ELVIN SHANKEN From far Horsham, a Freshman timidly approached the great portals of Abington. Elvin began, as all learned men do, by being on the Honor Roll. He rose from a lowly member of the Latin Club to be its president. Elvin was very clever in sports he was on the Football Team, and made All-Suburban; he was on the Soccer, Basketball, Tumbling, and Baseball teams. Even that accident he had in his freshman year could not shatter Elvin’s faith in sports. The Mathematics, Spanish, Dramatic, and Glee clubs are also to be mentioned among his lists of activities. Do you remember the policemen in the Senior Play? one of them was Elvin. Then, too, his deep baritone voice won him a place in the both our operettas. To what more could mortal aspire? “Life is measured by deeds, not words." EL STANLEY HEBER SMITH Stanley is a graduate of the North Glenside Grammar School. He has belonged to the Latin Club ever since his freshman year. Then, too, he has taken three years of Spanish, which makes him a member of the Spanish Club. That constitutes him a true Classical Student—which speaks for itself! Besides this Smitty has joined the Dramatic Club. In his senior year he showed his interest in athletics by going out for football and baseball. Smitty is quiet and shy, but he enjoys laughing at the crowd’s jokes! "Silence is more expressive than words." SMITTY MARGARET ANNE SMYTH Peggy slipped very quietly into Abington, so quietly in fact that we did not feel the full force of her lovely personality until her junior year. At this time she filled the capacity of secretary for La Republique Franyaise. She literally dived into things after this. If we couldn't find her in the Dramatic, Library, Glee, Latin or Internos clubs, we’d look for her ir the Student Council or Senate meetings, (f this failed, we’d peep into Room Six. As editor-in-chief of the Oracle, she was kept mighty busy. Her popularity was proven by her election as assistant class secretary, and president of the Hi-Y Club. And the Senior Play! Could you recognize Peggy as the stately Mrs. Barrington? The Honor Roll is no stranger to her either. It is an art to be frank, yet sweet at the same time, but Margaret manages it very nicely. Do you wonder that she creates a feeling of good fellowship wherever she goes? "She is sweet in disposition, She is loving kind, and true. Yet she}s full of Jun and laughter, A nd we love her,—’deed we do." PEGGY 4 48THE ORACLE RUTH SPAYD Here is a girl who floes not number talking among her chief delights. Ever since Ruth entered Abingtor from North Glenside, four years ago, she has silently adorned it. But silence does not mean inactivity. Long ago the Art Club realized her ability and claimed her for its ranks. Then, too, she was a member of the Commercial, Spanish, and Library clubs. We also remember Ducey as an efficient representative of our class in basketball. Whenever Ruth is around, there is always an atmosphere of friendship and good will. “ There is no higher goal attained Than that which is by kindness gained. " WILLIAM GEORGE TAYLOR Bill, one of Abington’s quiet lads, entered this great institution of learning from Abington Grammar School in ’24. His aspirations to become a second Ty Cobb led him to the baseball diamond where he slugged horsehides for three years. In his sophomore and junior years he donned the moleskins under the direction of Coach Snodgrass and became a menace to opposing linemen. Bill acted as strong man for the Tumbling Team and also gained a good reputation as a weight lifter. It seems that actions speak louder than words! “ Thought is deeper than all speech. ” THOMAS HART TOMLINSON Tom got right into things as a freshman by joining the Commercial Club, being treasurer in his senior year. This last year found him also a candidate for the Track Team. And don’t you often wonder who conducts the school bank? Tom is the efficient bookkeeper. He can hold his own with the best of accountants. Another of his pet pastimes is gunning. We do not know what he “guns” but he surely does like it. It’s just too bad we did not have a course of that type in this high school. 11A little work, a little play— To keep us going—and so— Good-Day. ” hill DICKY TOM 49 =•THE ORACLE ELIZABETH BAST I AN TIJSTIN Bettie came to us from Highland Grammar School. It didn’t take her long to join the Latin, Dramatic, Library and Tennis clubs. In her senior year she was secretary of the Spanish Club. Remember ‘‘Maggie” in the Senior Play? That was Bettie—and she sure could put that Irish brogue across, couldn’t she? We have secretly heard that Bettie loves dancing and lots of it! She certainly takes the prize for talking but then we don’t mind because she’s so carefree and jolly. “Happy am , from care I'm free. Why aren't they all contented like me?" BKTTIE RICHARD GREENWOOD UNRUH In 1925 the bus dropped off at the high school ashy little freshman with the indomitable will to do and the spirit to dare. Although not shy and far from small, he still possesses these qualities as is shown by his enviable high school record. Dick is a member of the Latin, Art, French, and Math, clubs. Remember Watts, the buttler who received all the black eyes in the Senior Play? That was Dick. His greatest talent however, is his art work, as you can readily see by looking at some of his numerous posters. Besides this Dick was treasurer of the Art Club as a junior, and president as a senior. Here’s a boy who varies his talents! “Life is short and art is long." DICK THOMAS WILLIAM WEISS Tom came to join our ranks from Trenton High in his junior year. It did not take him long to get used to our ways, and he soon joined the Nature, Commercial, and Dramatic clubs. And, of course, debating held its attraction for him. Did you ever hear him “rebutt”? His spelling never ceases to be a wonder to us. For two years straight, he won the spelling cup! The Oracle Staff also claims some of his time. He writes up those clever exchanges. If these attainments do not convince you that Tom has an exceptional brain, you will be brought to the final conviction if you get in an argument with him over any subject you may choose. Then his brain-power certainly does come to the fore! ' While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics rang'd around." TOM 50 THE ORACLE ANNA MILDRED WOOD “My girlfriend’s cousin’s aunt—." Oh, don’t get excited. She’s perfectly normal. Ann’s just off on one of her family rampages. Ask any one in her class—they’ve all endured it. To do her justice, however, there are times when she allows her mind to dwell upon more serious things, such as winning a place on the Honor Roll. That would cover a multitude of sins. T hen she is active on about every athletic team, starring especially in basketball. The Abing-tonian Staff and the Junior Fourth Estate also claim her as a member. We are glad that Ann has passed this way—even though she does have a long family tree! tlAnd she could talk, Oh, my, how she could talk!" EUNIE ANN EUNICE AUSTIN YARDLEY Eunie, that pretty blonde young lady, came from Palmyra, New Jersey, to join the freshman class at Abington. As a freshman Eunie joined the Latin Club. In her sophomore year she added the French, Library, Dramatic, and Internos clubs to her list. Eunie also goes out for track and field work and there makes a record for herself. Eunie has still another accomplishment—music. Her voice added to the attraction of “The Bells of Beaujolais”. Eunie and her pal, Dot, are just the best of friends and we like to see them together. “ The mildest manners and the gentlest heart." Thou Can’st Not Touch the Freedom of My Mind In my mind there is A universe H ithout beginning, without end. In this universe of n ine Thoughts travel on and on. There is no detour; there is no bound. In my mind their f reedom they find And travel with their kind. Atherton Chapman, ’30. 51 THE ORACLE Class Song—June There is a high school F. om the world apart— It holds a little of our youth, A fragment of each heart. Refrain: Joy for our laughter, Comfort for our tears, The hope of yesterday, The faith of coming years! Within its gray walls Pupils old and new— They laugh above the silent dreams That, year by year, come true We love you, Abington. Of us you’re a part. You hold a little of our youth, A fragment of each heart. Ann Brady, ’29. ■4 52 Tnon 5iei 5EL 01X1IW5 4 53 f=-February Class Statistics NAME where they shine favorite expression AMBITION DESTINY Alcock, George History Class “Woof!” Lawyer Soapbox speaker Ambler, Helen Everywhere “Oh, nothing.” To be a journalist Editor of Farm and Fireside Bassett, Mary On a hockey field “Really?” Hockey coach Captain of All-Scotch Hockey Team Making toys Miss Weaver’s successor Bassett, Suzanne In activities “Marvelous!” First woman president Carpenter, Anna In Room Three “Oooh!” Private secretary CRONEY, Elva Diversified hairdressing “Shucks!” Formulate a hair grower Shine bald heads Dix, Fralan In Radio Club “Aw, heck!” Build a radio set that works Build a complete crystal set Dix, Verdon In science “Aw!” Apothecary Make gold from silver Eastburn, Muriei With her violin “Dickens!” Outshine Kreisler Play a selection with one finger Erickson, Martin In bed “ Lemme alone. ” To be on time Late for his own funeral Firman, Edna Painting landscapes “Darn!” Invent an adding machine Run lunch room cash register Flem ing, Lawrence ... On baseball diamond “I got it.” Catch for A’s Captain of Willow Grove Tigers Halfmann, Jeanne. ... Heiss, Doris As Honor Bright “Oh, heavings!” To be an actress Radio operator Laughing “Fat chance!” Interior decorator Paper hanger Heydt, Emma In Art Class “Gee!” Illustrator Comic strip artist Commercial law teacher Heydt, Mary Playing a violin “Oooh!” To play two violins at once Hoffman, Margaret.. . Jacobs, Horace Singing “Oh, you!” To understudy Marion Talley Chorus girl Running to fires “There goes the bell!’’ To be a fire chief Floor walker in the Allied Fire Extinguisher Co. Kaufman, J. Warren.. In the lab. “ Heh! Heh!” To be a chemistry professor Jerking sodas Kirby, Marjorie In Roslyn “Oh! Stop!” To have curls Beauty salon proprietress La Hue Moreli On the track “Hey, you.” Olympic track star Caretaker of Franklin Stadium Lightman, Harold .... Mechanical drawing “I protest!” To be a cartoonist To sew a fine seam Markley, Kathryn. . . Writing compositions “Honest?” To live in Pitman To stay in Glenside McClean, Margaret. . In Math. “Darn.” Math, professor Member of Abington High Faculty Messer, Morris In a crowd “Oh, heck!” Succeed Green leaf Champion marble shooter Teacher in P. I. D. Miles, (Gertrude Being teased “Goodness!” To be heard Moore, Emily In Virgil “Where’s Louise?” Recite a book of Cicero from memory Write new Caesar Parsons, James I lolding up bricks “Sleep!” I las none A second Dorothy Dix Rissmiller, Fred As a miller “Now listen.” Run a mile in 4:40 Turtle trainer Roberson, Louise In Virgil “Oh, say!” Run a mile Champion cake baker of Crest mont Roberts, Harold As just “Skinny” “Listen here, boys and girls.” Go on the stage McKinley Follies Rossi ter, Harry In athletics “ I didn’t think so.” An admiral A gob Smith, Betty In her Chrysler “Hello, funny!” To be a motion picture actress Salesgirl at Wool worth’s NA ME where they shine FAVORITE EXPRESSION AM BITION DESTINY Steever, John In Willow Grove “ Is that you?" Own a Ford Own two Fords Strickland, Thblii ... Typing “Oh, say!" Type 100 words a second Telephone operator Thornton, Elinore... On the hockey field “Oh, heck!" Invent a new hockey ball Salesgirl at Spalding’s Uzelmeier, Calvin.... In vocational trig. “Say, Skinny!" To become an efficiency expert Bookkeeper at Wool worth’s Warner, Russeli Making noise “Yeah?" Work in a boiler factory Stump speaker WlCKERSHAM, A N Dancing “ You see, it’s this To be a lawyer Governor of Pennsylvania way." 11 1 fa ms, Iran Writing poetry “Oh. deah!" To be poet laureate Editor of “ Pomes and Why" June Class Statistics NAM K WHERE THEY SHINE FA VO RITE EX P R ESSION AMBITION DESTINY Agron, Violet At the ivories “Oh, Eddie!" An organist Play in Five and Ten Allen, Fred In basketball “ Pep it up!" Coach basketball Animal trainer Baruch, Betty Scorekceper in basket- “Ye gods!" School teacher Matron of honor ball Burger, Leroy Dancing “Huh!" Own American Store Tipstaff Born, Edward Room Three “ Horsef eat hers!" To be a big man Organ grinder Brady, Ann Giggling “ Isn’t that cute?" A poet Chemist Bustard, James Teasing “You’re wonderful!” None Comedian Byers, John With Fitz “No stuff!" To travel Chop wood Byrnes, James Being absent “Heh!" Professional golfer Caddy C arman, Stewart Wisecracking “Is that right?" Champion speller Write poems Cleveland, Roland... In Math. “ Horseradish!" Succeed Mr. Gernert Scientific farmer Arguing “Now listen to me!” Engineer Mayor of Fort Washington Creek, Ruth In the library “Whoopee!" Interior decorator Librarian Crevei.lo, Albert. . . . In Latin “Going out tonight?” Dentist Senator Druckenmiller, A Combing her hair “Oh, my goodness!" Musician Salesgirl FAIR mi i . I )OROTHY Dressmaking “ Fix my hair." Social worker 1 lead of Sal vat ion Army Fisher, Howard Driving “Pathetic!" Break Seagraves’ record Chauffeur Fisher, Vincent Electrician “Listen." Electrical engineer Rival Edison Fitzgerald, John In the Blanche “Yes, Miss Turner." Own an Issota Franchini Piano mover Gallagher, ('.i u ys With Du key “Ohooooo!" Nurse Doctor’s assistant Centner, Harry With his “gang” “Ow, yeah!" Own a fieet of taxis Auto racer ! Gitlin, Louis With Fisher “Gwan!" Chemist Sign painter R)LDSM1 hi, Robbr i . Debating “ What’s your reason?" Philosopher Dean of Vassar Green, Emory Joking “ Blow me down." Broker Taxi-driver NAME WHERE THEY SHINE FA VO RITE E X P R ESSION AM BITION DESTINY Haag, Harold Trig, and soccer “Well—” Win an argument with Miss Turner English teacher Haines, Bentley As Richard “ Don’t be dumb! ” Travel the world Playwright Heath, Edna With Vi “Gee!” Own a farm Somebody’s stenog. Johnson, Sherwood. . . In Glenside “ Who cares?” Get plenty to eat Iceman Keebler, Horace Tantalizing “And how!” Take Greta Garbo out To learn Swedish in six lessons Kendall, Margaret.. . Looking sweet “For Pete’s sake!” To get a thrill An architect Kenyon, Edmond Sports “Hey!” To sleep longer than Rip Van Winkle Same Kern, Laurent On the gridiron “Quiet down, fellows!” Red Grange the Second Harvard football coach Krewson, Ethyi With Peg “Oh, honest” Nurse Dietitian Lewis, Gertrude Oracle Work “Oh, Margaret!” Secretarv to a lawyer Play critic Mallory, Dorothy.. .. Singing in light opera “Oh, really?” To set the style To succeed Helen Hayes Manwaring, Homer. .. With the ladies “ Look me over. ” Aviator Lindbergh, Second . l.VTTH IA S, IA RGA K ET. History Class “Gosh!” Nurse Beauty specialist Mason, Stanley With Keeb “Gwan” Farmer Manager of P. R. T. Meisel, Cari In the library “Got your homework-done? ” Novelist Reporter for Daily New Mills, Herbert Orator “Let me state the facts. ” Forester William Cullen Bryant, Second Mutz, Helen In shorthand “Helloee!” Be a stenog. Dancer Nelson, Anna Chau lieu ring “Oh, gwan!” Own a Packard A motorists’ guide Pearson, Julian Smiling “ Darn i ft no. ” Pass history Davis Cup Star Pendleton, Lucy Geometry Class “Cursus Honorum!” School teacher High jumper Pfeil, Christine Billing “My hat!” Break gym. records Get a MRS. degree Prischman, Herman. .. In his Ford “Who is she?” Go on the Anna polls Invent a rat tie less Ford Reeves, George Vocational Club “Hot dogs!” Be a physicist Politician Rorke, Helyn In her studies “Oh, help!” Lawyer Honor student at Bryn Mawr Ryan, Mary In cheering stand “Oh, mother!” Private secretary Hairdresser Sacks, Clayton Science “Ha! Ha! Ha!” Shorten lab. book Chemistry professor Schwartz, George. . .. In new Ford “Yeah?” Political boss of Jenkintown Manor Sports writer Shanken, Elvin President of Latin Club “That’s great!” Dentist Chief of Police in Horsham Smith, Stanley In North Glenside “That’s a gyp.” Doctor Realtor Smyth, Margaret Editor-in-chief of Oracle “Where’s Billie?” Keep Oracle A-No. 1 Editor of Ladies' Home Journal Spa yd, Ruth Walking home “Gee!” To go on stage To own Wilson’s Drug Store Supervise a day nursery Taylor, William In the Cadillac “Search me.” Strong man Tomlinson, Thomas. . . Bookkeeping “Cut the comedy.” Butter and egg man Farmer Tustin, Bettie Giving advice “You would.” M issionary Chorus girl Unruh, Richard As Watty “ Don’t be foolish. ” To be an artist A butler Weiss, Thomas Rebutting “ Is that right? ” To be auctioneer Senator Wood, Anna Genealogist “Oh, well.” Expert stenog. Child’s nurse Yardley, Eunice P. 0. D. “Oh, goodness!” Librarian Gym. teacherTHE Hours(THE OCfflCLE P. O. D. Let’s settle down now! Who’s your friend? Are there any questions on the chapter? To how many graduates of Abington High are these phrases familiar? To those who have not had the fortune of being in one of Mr. Smiley’s ever-wide-awake P. 0. D. classes, we would have you know these are the preliminary questions asked every day without fail at the beginning of the period. Then, after a brief checking up on who’s who and where, the recitations began. If you were lucky or by chance had studied, you were in line for an A or B, otherwise zip! Down went a goose egg for you. Do you recall those tests given after every fourth chapter? How many disappointments and shocks we have received because we handed the paper in wrong side up and had five per cent taken from our mark for so doing? But best of all, remember during baseball season how we scanned the paper for scores and learned the positions and names of each player so that Mr. Smiley couldn't trip us up next day. Yes, we shall always remember, not only the P. O. D. this worthy teacher taught us, but these little every-day questions on Current Events which we so thoroughly enjoyed. Dorothy Mallory, ’29. OFFICE PRACTICE When we were freshmen, wre were intrigued by the words “Office Practice” listed on the Course of Study for Senior A’s. We peered in the door of Room Two, and saw the mighty seniors doing the most interesting things. We resolved to take office practice when we grew up. Since that time wre have been disillusioned about many things, but office practice still has a lure for us. Under the genial leadership of Mr. Krueger, wre learn “ things that every stenographer should knowr.” We learn to answer the telephone, discover the mysteries of the Postal Laws, delve into filing cabinets, become acquainted wfith the correct forms for wills, contracts, and specifications, probe the mysteries of adding machines, calculators, and find out how to use other office appliances effectively and efficiently. Somehowr or other, office practice does not seem like a class, in the accepted sense of the word. Formal recitations are infrequent, most lessons being of the demonstration type. Of such were our first lessons on the mimeograph and dictaphone. What knowledge we absorbed during these hours we were later forced to demonstrate in actual practice! It is impossible to over-emphasize the practical value of office practice. We shall certainly put to use the great fund of information imbibed during these happy hours. Thomas Weiss, ’29. 4 58 LTHE ORACLE SHORTHAND We undertook the subject of shorthand in a rather sceptical manner. Those going ahead ot us had warned us of its dangers. And one thing in particular—we were told that we could not bluff; study was necessary. Not caring much to indulge too heavily in study, we were rather fearsome of the subject. On the other hand, there were many favorable comments which seemed to outweigh the unfavorable ones, so that we listed shorthand on our schedule. And how fortunate a day that was! After we had mastered the principles of shorthand, our senior year found us spending our time in the development of speed. One hundred words a minute isn’t so easy as it may sound but what a satisfaction when it is accomplished! The contact that the class has had with Mr. Krueger is enough in itself to atone for the studying we did. Are we glad that we took shorthand? We surely are! Gertrude Lewis, ’29. MECHANICAL A large room with many tall desks—a quiet room with a businesslike atmosphere! Now and then the prevailing silence is broken by the slap of a triangle or T-square on a drawing board, or perhaps low chuckles from some corner of the room as the result of some witty low-toned remark. The hum of the blue-print machine and DRAWING the rattle of stiff paper, the low-toned instructions and bits of advice from that quiet, pleasant individual, Mr. Wright! Such are the memories of the many pleasant and interesting hours spent in the mechanical drawing room. Roland Cleveland, ’29. ENGLISH HERE “Sitting down,—every one quiet.’’ Thus we are greeted as we come ambling into Room Six, Period Three, for three-quarters of an hour of Emerson, Washington, Lincoln, or what not. Although this class has its weaknesses— arguing for instance—on the whole it is a class that will long be remembered. Remembered, for what? Discussions, and how! Transcendentalism, transmigration of souls, total abstinence, and numerous other subjects, the names of which are much too hard for us seniors to spell! Seriously, though, our class is one made enjoyable by many informal talks and interesting lessons. Every one in the class takes part and even though the teacher and the class most thoroughly disagree, we get something real and valuable. This class has given something to every one of us that we cannot forget, something that will linger with us as time goes on. Life is the precious lesson we have taken with us. -4 59 Y- Harold Haag, ’29. Wm. S. Corey, ’29.THE ORACLE STUDY HALL All Study Hall is divided into three parts. First, it is the deskroom of the mighty seniors. To sit in Study Hall is the secret ambition of ever lowly underclassman. There is a distinct air to the place, both before and after school, when the soon-to-be graduates lounge around in groups, speaking in a sophisticated and blas6 way of dates and dances and proms. This air, however, is quickly dispelled upon the appearance of Mr. Weirick or M. B. M. for then the noise subsides and only wheezy whispers of such mysterious words as H20 and cosines and Carlyle may be heard. Second, Study Hall is the place to which we are sent when a member of the faculty deems our presence in the classroom as unnecessary or undesirable. It is the cold and gloomy Siberia to which the exile is banished, there to shed great salt tears and repent his indiscreet conduct or possibly to make up certain work before being admitted to class. He who has not experienced the sensation of being dismissed from class, to enter Study Hall in the middle of the period, the cynosure of all eyes, has not yet drunk the dregs of the cup of Life. Towering far above these first two lesser phases is the third use of Study Hall—as the refuge of the harassed pupil, an ever present help in time of need. Here, in velvet silence, world problems are threshed out to the satisfaction of an absent-minded history prof, or principles of mathematics committed to memory, later to be spouted forth for the edification of a persistent mathematics teacher. Study Hall occupies an important niche in Abington life. It is useful alike to the serious-minded student as well as to his more leisurely-inclined brother. Thomas Weiss, ’29. EN LA CLASE I)e ESPANA Talk about castles in Spain—we build them, palacios, jardines and all the rest. I can truthfully say that Spanish class offers a period of Romance in the school day. We read tales of the Alhambra, beautiful descriptions of semi-tropical gardens bathed in the warmth of an Andalusian sun, of the snow-clad but sun-kissed peaks of Pyrenees mountains. Again we are told classic myths from Spain’s Golden age by supposed eye-witnesses. There is no end to the glamorous adventures of Spanish Caballeros We are transported by rail throughout Spain, making short stops at places of historic or geographic interest. We walk through the narrow streets of Moorish Granada or visit Una Zarzuela, a musical comedy, in modern Madrid. We talk with the fishermen of San Sebastian or with gayly bedecked senoritas at the Easter festival of Seville. Every foot of Spain is romantic But in order to do all this travelling, we must have some means of locomotion, our grammar. We are also made competent if not finished Spanish conversationalists. All this and more too is open to the Spanish student. Robert Goldsmith, ’29. ■4 60 FTHE ORACLE VIRGIL Summer was slowly fading when our fourteen restless and expectant survivors of last year’s Cicero Class streamed once more into Room Thirty, this time to speculate in Virgil. We had heard much of this man Virgil and rather dreaded him, but we found that he was not so harmful as we had thought. With the ever-faithful backing of our leader, Miss Lobach, we soon learned the wiles and charm of his famous Roman epic, “The Aeneid”. In order that we might not become too enraptured with our friend Virgil, Miss Lobach turned our interests to another source—this time we plunged eagerly into the enchanting myths of Ovid, under the dignified title of “The Metamorphoses”. W e found that they, too, were not half bad. The one thing in all Virgil that we shall never forget is that old stand-by, Sabine. She stayed with us always, and answered all our puzzling questions about those heavenly gods and goddesses and even the Trojan W ar. If ever there was a friend we needed, it was Sabine. Now, after all the nice things that you have heard about Virgil, do you wonder why we really liked it? Besides, we feel that we have actually absorbed a great store of that classical knowledge that makes one just a bit more appreciative of the finer things of life. Ann Brady, ’29. ENGLISH THERE Every day after lunch a happy group of bookless seniors pile into Room Five to enjoy their best and most interesting class of the day. This is one of the periods of the day in which formalities are dropped and every one enters into the most interesting discussions about Macbeth, Emerson, Burns, and other famous characters of English literature. From these discussions there often arise rather heated arguments, especially participated in by a future Dartmouth College student and a very prominent Abington football star. On Mondays and Tuesdays every one tries his hand at writing compositions on anything from humorous articles about our faculty to deep subjects on mora behavior and religion. On Wednesdays and Thursdays the class sits back in its seats and hears Mrs. Wyatt, our delightful instructor, read passages from Carlyle’s Essay on Burns and give her opinion on Burns as a man and poet. Our best discussions take place on Friday when we learn how to conduct meetings according to parliamentary procedure, and discuss women’s rights. All of us are certainly sorry when the bell rings, ending the period for the day and forcing us to wait another twenty-four hours for another meeting of the seniors. George Schwartz, ’29. 4 61 f-THE ORACLE FRENCH “Bonjour, Messieur. ” “ Bonjour, L’etudes. ” You ask where we learn all this French? Why, from none other than our esteemed French professor, Mr. Gantt, who resides in Room Twenty-six and strives so hard every day, Fifth Period, to saturate our minds with Frangaise. Did you ever try to translate, “Le Barbier de Seville”? Didn’t your heart miss a beat when Count Alma sang heart-rending love songs as he looked into Rosina’s limpid orbs, during her music lesson, while Bartholo, utterly ignorant of what they were singing, sat innocently by. Oh, yes, we mustn’t forget our less pleasant moments when, with much prompting by sympathetic friends and other means we strove to write that much famous verb outline or to conjugate a most irregular verb. Then those “Gantt specials”—you know what we mean. One of those depressing exams or short written lessons in which we are always asked for a translation of just the passages we were too tired to translate or the verbs which seemed utterly impossible to learn! All in all, we enjoyed this pleasant period spent in trying to imitate the Frenchman, —was it in vain? If ever we have opportunity to spend a few days in France, we’ll not lay the blame at our professor’s door if the natives don’t understand what we strive to impart to them. A. Homer Manwaring, ’29. LUNCH LINE “ Dinner is now being served in the lunch room!”—the only butier who announces the preparation of our dinner is that famous 12:10 bell. And maybe its peaceful gong isn’t welcomed! We, complying with the wishes of the Student Council, remain calmly in our seats until after those who have to buy their lunches have left the room. Then we happen to remember that we have left our lunch at home today and that we, too, must join the “lunch-liners”. In an effort to arrive there before all the yeast cakes are gone, we entirely forget about the Student Council and start scampering wildly down the steps. The Student Council has not forgotten us. We are immediately made to slacken our speed rate, and thereby are too late for reserved standing room in the “orchestra circle” of the lunch line. Having arrived at the very end of the line, we proceed to wait! And then for the next five or ten minutes we wait some more. We finally reach our goal to find that not quite all of the food has deserted us. Besides, we know that we are going to enjoy it far more for having waited—for though we are last, we are not least. Having finished with all our food worries, we manage to find a little bit of room left in our hearts to say that we really think our lunch line is very well conducted. Ann Brady, ’29. ■4 62 ]r-THE ORACLE SOL ID GEOMETRY IF TWO solids are included between the same pair of parallel planes, and if every section of one of the solids by any plane parallel to one of these parallel planes is equal in area to the section of the other solid by the same plane, the volumes of the two solids are equal. Such is the deep and dark subject of Solid Geometry which a number of us—sixteen to be precise—are exposed to every day during the second period. Farallelepipeds, trihederal and dihedral angles, spherical triangles, regular icosahedrons, and dodecahedrons, prismoids, and such like, the which all go to lead us into a deep and dank misconception of a deeper and more dank subject! But in reality we enjoy it and actually get sorr e-thing of a practical nature out of it. The subject comes in very handy as all formulas for volumes, and areas of solid figures are derived from this type of geometry. The Spherical book assists us in knowing the world we live in and gives us an initial understanding of aviation and navigation. And so we find from our experience that any one wanting a theoretical, as well as a practical subject, should drop around to Room eight for solid geometry. Harold Haag, ’29. Wm. Corey, ’29. TYPING “Clickety, click, click, click”—that is the song of the typing class. Any one in the vicinity of the commercial department is well aware of Room Two by the ‘‘busy atmosphere” circling about. Just a glimpse into the room and you will see industrious seniors laboring intently over typewriters. Upon a closer inspection you will observe us either passing off requirements, transcribing shorthand notes, taking speed tests, acquainting ourselves with the various machines, or typing to the tune of “The Stars and .Stripes Forever” or some other popular march. Our typing class is by no means a monotonous one. Mr. Krueger believes in that old adage, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. ” A humorous comment often relieves the tension of continuous typing, while one of Mr. Krueger's interesting experiences as he tells them makes one feel that there are many opportunities if they are only used properly. By making these breaks in the class, Mr. Krueger gets better results and we get an interesting class. We look forward to the Seventh Period as the perfect end of a school day. Christine Pfeil, ’29. TRIGONOMETRY Trig class is one of the most interesting in school. Trig must be right. That’s why the students like it. There is such an exactness about trig and the trig teacher. When you get in there and begin working with equations, logarithms, sines, cosines, and so forth, you will know what I mean. Another thing I like is the daily ques- tionnaire or test to sum up the day’s work. A little slant on trig that might be fitting: Through takes, time trig, For through trig takes time; If you’ll take time through trig, You’ll take trig through time. J. Bentley Haines, ’29. ■4 63THE ORACLE CHEMISTRY Hg+02—Hg02 No, my dear readers, 1 have not introduced you to the Greek language. This is chemistry and the above equation is that for the combustion of Mercury. You never knew he was combusted? Here, let me tell you about it: Many years ago while we were still freshmen, Miss Miller told us a beautiful story called “The Iliad”. In that story, we learned of a great god named Mercury, famed the world over for his fixing feet. One day this god drew us to his side and told us in a hushed whisper that some day he was going to take us with him on one of his wonderful journeys. Imagine our delight! Of course we had to wait a long time for him to fulfill his promise—three whole years! At last the time arrived— the first day of our senior year, a perfect time for such a journey. He flew with us in fact—up, up, away up to a very large room, a place called the Chemistry Lab. Rut alack and alas—poor Mercury! He was doomed. One day, our Honourable Professor introduced him to a beautiful young Princess named Oxygen. Mercury, overcome by her immense beauty and molecular weight, fell in love with her. Result?—mercuric oxide. Many such tragedies occurred within our short lives in chemistry. Indeed 1 shall never forget the awful day on which we saw the great King Oleic of Greece— no, Grease—rise from his lofty throne and enter into the greatest chemical Campaign of the Centuries and finally submerge a wornout tired man, beaten by the stronger forces of Sodium Hydroxide of the Alkali Party, no longer the great King of Grease, but merely a common product—Soap! Ah! It is a wonderful world—this Chemistry World. Wouldn’t you all like to take a trip up here with Mercury some time? You just ask Mr. Messinger if he won’t let you come—1 know he will. Ann Brady, ’29. BOOKKEEPING “Gave the Commercial Seniors credit for two years of Bookkeeping. This for energy in their favor dated June, 1929, signed by J. S. Furniss. Paid at Abington High School, Abington, during 1928-29 transferred by them to him at its full value. ” This is only an example of what we suffered. To us it wras the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night. Although some dropped out, we waded through. We leave our tracks—which might be rather big, because we just had to learn our debits and credits, to be filled by followers who are striving for that w hich we think we have attained, Success. Anna Nelson, ’29. ■4 64 ]r-THE ORACLE Prosperity through Philanthropy SINCE prosperity was a major issue in the recent national election, it might be considered patriotic to discuss the significance of the term. Prosperity, according to Webster’s New International Dictionary, means the attainment of desires. So you see, the term is altogether relative, depending entirely upon the goals striven for. We have one kind of prosperity in America—a high degree of material well-being. Science has made it possible for us to plumb the depths of the ocean in submarines, to soar above the clouds in aeroplanes. But all this is on the surface. Shall we, as a nation, be satisfied with these triumphs or shall we pass on to other, more noble fields of conquest? We, as a people, revel in a sort of youthful vivacity; shall we allow this bubbling-over of spirit to go to waste, or shall we harness it and generate a spiritual force? We can, if we will, translate our national highness into greatness. Concerning production, why should we be satisfied to produce stacks of machinery and luxuries, when we can produce what is far better, a race of great men? Americans have a genius for practicality. That term refers only to the most probable means of attaining desired ends. There must be goals for which to fight, ideals for which to live. I.et us put our practical methods to more worthy causes than the building of battleships and the making of money. Our class has devoted itself to the ideal of service because we realize that we cannot live for ourselves alone. Just how to attain this ideal of service is our problem. Until a short time ago, philanthropy was considered a noble work; the philanthropist was one to whom people looked up. We have not lost sight of the spirit which prompts men to acts of charity and philanthropy; but we have turned the searchlight of truth upon such practices and found them insufficient. In fact, as much as philanthropy enriches the benefactor spiritually, so much does it harm the recipient. While gratifying the giver, it not only lessens the self-reliance of the receiver, but also detracts from his spiritual worth. Rather than hoard up money through life for the purpose of leaving vast sums for philanthropic purposes, let us carry on the greatest service of all, that of helping individuals to find their own souls. This is a cause worthy of the untiring efforts of our greatest minds. I have already touched upon the contributions of science toward material prosperity. But science has another, far nobler duty than amusing the idle rich with foolish gewgaws and dangerous playthings. Today, more than ever before, there is a growing discontent with life or at least certain conditions of life. This is evinced by the rapid growth of the labor movement; by the popular dissatisfaction with orthodox religion, with democracy and many other institutions in which our grandparents held implicit faith. Not only America is restless, but the whole world. Let us break down the bars which bind so many souls. It is toward this that Science must address itself. Together with religion, it must discover the true meaning and purpose of life, and thereby give new life and purpose to these starv-(Turn to page 66) •=J 65 LTHE OCfflELE T ranscendentalism DID you ever get into a frame of mind which makes you want to sit and think and think and not be disturbed? If you did, then you know how Emerson often felt because he was a transcendentalist. “Transcendentalism is any philosophy which bases knowledge on a spiritual intuition of reality beyond the realm of material experience.” Since it is a philosophy, it is a study of mankind in relation to the universe. You know the great questions which come to you when you are in a deep pensive mood: Where did you come from? What are you here for? Where are you going? You cannot answer these questions. No one really knows. Yet intuition helps, intuition—that unseen something which makes you apprehend a truth without reasoning. Intuition is the base of our modern religion. Regardless of whether you had ever heard of God or not, you would know that there is some supreme being or higher power. Why did barbarous tribes like our American Indians worship a great God? How did they know about Him? Emerson says, by Intuition. The key-note of our modern religion is service. What comes to one who serves? As Emerson says “When a man lives with God, his voice shall be as sweet as the murmur of the brook and the rustle of the corn!” Margaret Smyth, '29. Prosperity through Philanthrophy (Continued from page 65) ing millions. The laboratory should be held as hallowed as the pulpit. By this, I do not mean that scientific research should supersede religious faith. There are some things which can never be proved to the satisfaction of the intellect, but to which the heart rightfully clings, which it knows to be true. Let us consider a few of the philanthropists of the new order. Among these the scientist and the saint walk arm in arm. The musician, the poet, and the painter, who have always appealed to our spiritual selves, ought to be reckoned among the real philanthropists of mankind. I should like to add to this list the humorist, for, as I believe, laughter is a sort of battering ram which knocks down all obstructions to brother love. So you see, there are two types of prosperity: that which has material wealth for all as a goal and that which has spiritual enrichment of life for each as an ideal. The highest type of man that material prosperity has produced is the philanthropist of the old school. Who can say what greatness of soul a state of spiritual prosperity may produce? As, in the past, America has led the world in material ventures, may she, in the future, take the lead in this more noble venture of the spirit! Robert Goldsmith, ’29. -4 66 y-THE OCmO-E THE INEVITABLE THREE years ago I had as much intention of joining the National Guard as of wearing an orange neck-tie on Saint Patrick’s Day. During the War my family lived in Camp Dix for a short time. I, being one-fourth of that happy circle, was naturally also a resident there. Military life never appealed to me then, perhaps, because my father was only a captain at that time and had access only to a broken-down motorcycle with a side-car, a shell-shocked pedal-pusher being chauffeur. Some of the happiest moments of my mischievous life were spent in that camp, mainly because I was too young to see under what strict discipline the soldiers were kept. Then, one day, Dad departed from the Army and we moved to Abington Township. That was twelve years ago. The Army and everything connected with it passed completely out of my thoughts which turned to finding the township school that would put up with me without raising the taxes. Two years before the present date I happened to pass all my exams and started to work in a greenhouse for four precious dollars a day. One bright and sunny afternoon, as I was pinching myself for the thousandth time, to see if this four dollars a day business wras only a dream, a military looking letter came, ordering me to report to Fort Washington the next day for one month of Citizens’ Military Training. I felt like boiling myself in concentrated nitric acid for that one-thousandth pinch but the ilia acta was ested and my four bucks a day job was no more. What could I do? I was afraid if I stayed home, the revenue dicks would come after me and put me in the brig or whatever they call the place. If I went to camp I would at least get three meals and eight hours sleep per day. The next day I set sail and landed, about ten o’clock, in a soft cot with sheets and pillowcases, in a tent with a wooden floor and everything, after being processed, as they call it, for four hours. Then followed four weeks of such life as I had never seen at Camp Dix. The only resemblance between the two camps was the color of the uniforms, the looks on the officers’ faces, and the movies shown every night in an open-air theatre. But there was one consolation. After drilling for four solid hours, we were injected into the mess shack with row upon row of tables groaning under good things to eat. I didn’t know one soul out of five hundred men and not one of four hundred and ninety-nine men knew me. You can imagine how glad I was when the General Rucker steamed away from the wharf at the fort, heading up the Potomac for Washington and home, and how fluently I swore by the great nickel-plated pickle fork, that never again would I leave my ancestral home—only it wasn’t so ancestral—and travel one hundred miles all by my lonesome to spend a month at a dump like this. Days passed, months flew by, and I again passed all my June exams—I took only one. A few months before, five other fellows and I decided to sign up for C. M. T. C. and see what would happen. I had forgotten all about my last-day oath of the summer before. Indeed I was beginning to feel restless for the khaki uniform, the steady beat of rhythmic marching and the 4 67 bTHE ORACLE feel of a Springfield blunderbuss wearing the skin from my shoulder. One day in J une, last year, the five of us went to Fort Hoyle for field artillery training and returned in a month, feeling so exuberant and healthy that, as the dinkey trolley pulled out of the fort depot, five oral cavities opened as one and repeated in unison, “By the great copper-plated push-button, we’ll be back next year if we have to commit mayhem, arson or murder to carry out our plans.” That was just how I felt at the end of the second year. During the following school term every mention of anything military brought pangs of camp sickness into my militaristic heart. The fragrance of many a study period was wasted on the morning ozone, for 1 was “dreaming of those caissons rolling over hill and dale.” “Over hill, over dale, as we hit the dusty trail, As those caissons go rolling along— Up and down, in and out, as we hit the dusty route, As those caissons go rolling along— Well it’s hie hee, the Field Artillery! Shout out your numbers loud and strong— one, two— Where'er you go, you will always knmv that those Caissons go rolling along— Keep them rolling, as those caisson go rolling along!” That song never stopped ringing in my ears. In other words the army had “got” me. No longer could I pass an army officer without wanting to salute, talk to him, and see if he had ever been to Fort Hoyle or Fort Washington. Then the inevitable happened. One Monday I became desperate. That evening saw me in South Philadelphia, joining the National Guard,—Headquarters Company, One Hundred Eleventh Infantry, to be specific. Now I am happy. I spend my Monday evenings drilling for half an hour and delving into the secrets of the Intelligence Department for an hour after. In the summer we camp at Mount Gretna for two weeks. My only regret is that I have but two weeks to give for my Army. J. Warren Kaufman, ’29. SPRING SONG Why study on a day like this Of worldly things, as chemistry and math, When you can study nature's book of bliss Along some grassy, cedar-shaded path, When you may see where last year’s leaves have blown And this year's flowers springing up from sod, Or else some litile chipmunk’s mossy throne? There is no need of books to study God! ■•=( 68 P Ann Brady, ’29.THE ORACLE The Aerial Observer Largest Aerial News Unit East of the Mason and Dixon Line, Abington Airdrome The World from the Skies AT a sensational fire in New York City Horace Jacobs, Fire Commis sioner, startled the crowds by rushing bareheaded into the raging inferno and saving Madame Murielle Eastbourne, the noted concert violinist. Elva Croney of Paris, France, has startled the fashionable set with a new style for the hair. Marjorie Kirby was Miss Croney’s model. Half a million theatre-goers recently acclaimed Harold Roberts King of the Song and Dance Clan. Several prominent athletes of this section sailed for the Olympics on the good ship 7uscarora last week: Fred Rissmiller, champion half miler of the United States, Harry Rossiter, all-round champ, and Morell LaRue, who is expected to break all records for low hurdles. Harold Lightman recently opened a men’s apparel shop along Fifth Avenue. He has secured at great cost the English costumer, Mr. G. Z. Alcock, as manager. At a recent performance of "Carmen” at the Academy of Music, as a benefit for broken-down football heroes, Helen Ambler and Ann Wickersham appeared in leading r les in the flower scene. They have attained quite a reputation as ballet dancers, both in Philadelphia and New York. Mary Bassett as manager is largely responsible for their success. The Dix Laboratories, Inc., recently announced the perfection of a new device which, when attached to a typewriter, causes to be written the thoughts of the operator. It is especially beneficial to the high speed business man. Thelma Strickland, president of the Stenographers’ Union, has entered a protest against the adoption of this new machine, charging that one million typists will be thrown out of work. Lawrence Fleming, popular catcher for the Giants, entertained a party of friends at his winter home in Florida. Morris Messer, prominent financier and member of the Bull Market of New York, was the guest of honor. The group was fortunate in obtaining Steever, the Impersonator, for a short performance. At the J une Graduation Exercises of the University of Pennsylvania, Margaret Mc-Clean was honored with a Master’s degree in mathematics. Suzanne Bassett was judged the most physically perfect young woman in the United States, at a recent meeting of the S. P. C. A. Doris Heiss was the only other contender who caused Miss Bassett any anviety. Anna Carpenter, Edna Firman, and Gertrude Miles were the Honorable Judges. Two globe circlers, Martin Erickson and James Parsons, came near breaking the record for the completion of the circuit. This trip would have been the fastest on record, had not Martin Erickson been late for the airplane that brought them back to the United States. Margaret Hoffman made her d6but into grand opera, singing the role of Marguerite in “Faust”, at the -A 69 FTHE ORACLE Metropolitan. Miss Hoffman recently returned from a concert tour in Europe. Jeanne Halfmann and Elizabeth Sit ith appeared in the cast of Russell Warner’s new Broadway hit—“Follies of 1939’’. Mr. Warner attributes much of his success to the efficiency expert of the company, Mr. Calvin Uzelrreier. Jean Williams has completed a volume of ballads and poems which she expects to have published in the near future. Kathryn Markley recently opened a Gown Shop in Philadelphia. Two of her pretty mannequins are Emma and Mary Heydt. Louise Roberson and Emily Moore have just announced the opening of their kindergarten in Georgia. John Byers has been acclaimed the second Barrymore at the first performance of Hamlet in the new Billion Dollar Byer Playhouse. Emory Green won the United States Professional open golf title at Chevy Chase Club, yesterday. Coaches Allen and Meisel guided the Penn Basketball Team through another successful season. Among a group of Philadelphia sportsmen spending the season at Monte Carlo are: Bentley Haines, Howard Fisher, Sherwood Johnson, and Bill Taylor. Roland Cleveland recently set out on a three year scientific research cruise around the world; in the party was Stewart Carmen. The former Abington soccer stars, George Schwartz, A1 Crevello, Jimmy Bustard, and Horace Keebler, were guests of honor at a dinner given by the Phillies Soccer Team. Vincent Fisher is making great progress in electrical research work at the Edison laboratories. Jimmy Byrnes has just completed six years in the successful management of the Arena. Thomas Tomlinson, the newly appointed township auditor, will be remembered for his bookkeeping ability at Abington. At a recent coaches’ dinner three former Abington luminaries were present: Kern of Yale, Gentner of Princeton, and Shanken of Penn. They had a very enjoyable evening, talking over former days. At the annual meeting of the board of directors of the American Stores Company, Leroy Burger was appointed general manager; Edward Born, treasurer. Robert Goldsmith was nominated socialist candidate for president of the United States. Herbert Miils was re-elected senator from Pennsylvania by an overwhelming majority. President Herman Prischman of the American Hotel Association recently told how a young man can make good. June Pearson has just returned to the United States with the Davis Cup singles championship. At a banquet of the American Bar Association, Thomas Weiss was elected president. Lou Gitlin, after playing ten years on the Yellow Jackets, has been'made manager in reward for his splendid service. Richard Unruh is appearing at the Academy of Music in the title role of Hamlet. Anna Nelson, former Abington student, was arrested for speeding. Her companions, Mary Ryan and Ruth Spayd, were also taken into custody. Margaret Smyth, famous clubwoman, deliverd an interesting address at a recent convention. 4 70 LSENIOR B Miss Anna Wood, the President’s secretary, has recently returned from a trip abroad. Miss Edna Heath accompanied her. Miss Margaret Kendall has opened a French Modiste Shoppe. Among the names of her famous models we find Amanda Druckenmiller, Eunice Yardley, and Gladys Gallagher. Christine Pfeil breaks all records in high jumping. Dorothy Mallory makes the name of Mallory still more famous by her successful work in the interior decorating line. The firm of Reeves, Smith Sacks runs daily aero sight-seeing tours from Philadelphia to ashington. At a dinner given in honor of ten years of safe and sane service by the “Fighting Cats Aviation Service”, the following directors were re-elected: Jack Fitzgerald, Harold Haag, Homer Manwaring and Bill Corey. Only twenty-one casualties occurred last year. Edmond Kenyon was elected president of the Montgomery County Coal Dealers Association, at a recent dinner at Norristown. Warren Kaufman, in an address given at the Y. M. C. A., advised the young men to save regularly and stay away from the women if they wished to become successful in this world. Stanley Mason in an address to the automobile dealers, told of his long and successful experience in the Buick field. MissBettieTustin entertained her Bridge (Turn to page 72) -4 71 f-THE ORACLE Little Things FjO YOU have some one among your long list of acquaintances who, when you receive two very fine tickets for the best show in town, or to an exciting game between the "Athletics” and “Yankees”, is the first one you think of to share this great pleasure with you? Is it because she’s very pretty, or he’s very handsome? Or is it perhaps that they have this or that among their worldly possessions which might be of use to you some future time? In a very few cases these might be the reasons, but isn’t it usually because at some time or other,—say when you have felt you haven't a sincere friend in the world, or you’ve been judged unfairly by some one,—this person has come up to you and maybe put his hand on your shoulder and said something flattering about your work or article of dress, or almost anything. Perhaps this person has remembered your birthday and sent you a card, or noted that you had to get to a certain place at a certain time and helped you on your way. Little things that boys can do, picking up dropped books and handkerchiefs, not pushing the girls in lunch line, putting out furnace ashes, and keeping the lawn trim and neat; little things girls can do, steering away from Katty Clubs, helping Mother around the house, trying to be as cheerful as possible at all times— these little things are the ones that count. Is it so dreadfully hard to be different from the thoughtless youth of today? Dorothy Mallory, ’29. The Aerial Observer (Continued from page 71) Club last week. Among her wrell-known guests were Dorothy Fairchild, famed for her lovely dancing, and Violet Agron, professional entertainer. At a business meeting of the Philadelphia Librarians, Ruth Creek was unanimously elected secretary. The Rorke School for higher learning has just completed its eighth successful year. Miss Rorke is to be complimented for the unusual work she is doing. The new record published last week, called the Giggling Record, has made a great hit with the people. It is one of the best sellers in Krewson’s musical store. Helen Mutz ieatures as the Giggling Girl. Margaret Matthias, 92, gives as her recipe for long life, advice to the younger generation to be more active—especially on the tennis court. Miss Gertrude Lewis was recently made private secretary to the United States district attorney. 4 72 y-THE OCfflCLE), A Bird’s-Eye View of Journalism INTERESTING and thrilling moments? I.et me explain! Mr. Raymond Nelson, real estate editor of The Phiki-delphia Inquirer, also one of the seven Philadelphians nWho's Who in Journalism, entertained the Abington High School students with a breath-takingly real description of experiences in a journalist’s career. Fortunately, it was my privilege to be able to meet Mr. Nelson and obtain a short interview at the tea given by the Literary group in honor of Mr. Nelson. He spoke to a number of us, choosing his words with care. “This field,” Mr. Nelson began—and as he spoke we realized the rich quality of his deep voice, for besides being a journalist, he is also a singer—“This field is one of the most interesting of which I know, but its path is rough and rugged. Although many start out upon it, few survive.” We, who had thought of journalism as merely a project of writing, wondered at this statement. We soon learned that newspapermen must sometimes have live contacts with men of the Underworld in order to gain their confidence and get the real facts for a newspaper report. “That is why journalism is so difficult for women,” he said, and the question I was just about to voice was answered. Mr. Nelson then removed his glasses and for a moment we caught a glimpse of the twinkle in his merry brown eyes. “There is one thing I would like to warn you against,” he continued, “and that is aping. So many newspaper reporters ruin their own style of writing by trying to copy after some other writer whose style they particularly admire. No style is really so effective as one’s own. Besides, when all life and nature about you is so real, why not express it in your simple way?” He then told us the story of his three-and-a-half-year-old little boy, who, in his childish way, figured that the reason the moon was not always “whole” was because God broke it up some nights to make more little stars to put in the sky. “Is this not a beautiful thought?” the great newspaperman asked. “Why use some one else’s way of expressing these beautiful things that surround you every moment?” At just about that point we were beginning to get a real glimpse of the soul of the man. He continued by telling us about our favorite screen stars, other great men in the newspaper world, and many other prominent people, most of whom he knew very well. We were enraptured. But time is merciless and before we realized it, he had gone. And had he taken all our hope for the future with him? Ah, no! Not mine. For the land of Journalism still lies at the end of my road. “I can but perish if I go. I am resolved to try, For if I stay away, I know I shall forever die.” Aw Brady, '29. 73 LTHE ORACLE JUNIOR A JUNIOR B 4 74 SOPHOMORE A THE OUnZLE SOPHOMORE B(THE ORACLE FRESHMAN A FRESHMAN R 4 76 77 hTHE DEBATING TEAM THE ORACLE THE FACULTY PLAY CAST THE SENIOR PLAY CAST 79 the onnaE Play Production in Abington High School TO REVIEW even briefly the year’s work in play production would be to report the activities of four distinct organizations: the Faculty Players, the Alumni or Green Curtain Flayers, the Senior Class, and the Dramatic Club. Inasmuch as all these groups are directed by Mrs. Zaidee G. Wyatt, her estimate of the value of play production in school is here quoted: “It is no new thing for schools to foster play-production. Homer was recited in the schools, and Greek students at state expense, saw the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. In 1110, a play in honor of St. Catherine was performed by scholars at Dunstable, under the direction of a school teacher. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the school drama became a means of teaching Latin. In the seventeenth century Nicholas Udall wrote a Christmas play in English, and soon the schoolmasters found that school plays might well give training in the English tongue. In Germany the school play was used to teach a moral lesson to the students by showing them the fall of vice and the triumph of virtue. Lord Bacon, in his essays, sums up the aims of school plays as being the development of memory, voice, good pronunciation, decent carriage of the body, gesture and assurance. I see unlimited possibilities for school plays in elevating the standards of appreciation, in freeing inhibitions, and in encouraging the understanding of human beings through a study of them in characters of a good play. Without a doubt, play production has a place in the course of study in high schools. It is still necessary, however, to make clear to every one that it is not the play that is the thing; but that it is the student, the average student at that, who needs the opportunity more than his more talented, well poised, self-assured brother.” The Faculty Players achieved a real triumph in the first play given this year, “The Devil’s Disciple,” by Bernard Shaw. The Alumni group or “The Green Curtain Players,” have been very ambitious, producing “Tommy” the first term, and a singular mystery play, “Under Cover,” during the spring. The Senior A and B classes combined in giving “Honor Bright” in January as their yearly production. The Dramatic Club, instead of presenting its usual three-act play, has been developing a number of one-act plays for the monthly program. It has also sponsored the establishment of a suburban dramatic league. Member schools of this league have exchanged plays in order to stimulate more interest in dramatic work. The club has been divided into four groups: Writers, Actors, Producers and Critics. Mr. P. T. Gantt has been a most enthusiastic and able assistant to Mrs. Wyatt in the dramatic club work this year. Closely associated with the work in dramatics is that of debating. The program for the year was limited to six debates with members of the Philadelphia Suburban Debating League. Miss Gertrude L. Turner assisted Mrs. Wyatt in coaching the teams for another successful season. Members of the affirmative and negative teams summarize the year’s work here. Emmy Lou Perpall, of the Affirmative Team: Resolved: We have benefited more this year by meeting other schools in actual debate than by the research into the question for debate. •4 80 I--The time allowed for a debate in high schools is so small, compared to the immense scope of information which could be found and given concerning the subjects chosen, that what is actually learned about the question is of very little value. However, the debating itself,—standing on the platform and speaking intelligently for five or ten minutes—is valuable experience for any one. The mind must be quick if one is to grasp the points put forth by one’s opponents; and the ability to know, quickly and decisively, just what to say in rebuttal is certainly a valuable asset. J. Warren Kaufman, of the Negative Team: Resolved: We have benefited more this year by the research into the question for debate than by meeting other schools in actual debate. Very few students have immediate access to the large libraries in this locality. Debaters, visiting these libraries under the supervision of coaches and librarians, get the full value of these research periods. The short time spent in research proves very beneficial to one in understanding the subject of debate in all its fine points and also in giving one practical experience. Training in public speaking is advantageous to a person for the delivery part of his debate, but under the present rules, delivery counts only one-third toward a winning debate. Material and strategy count the remaining two-thirds. These two alone will win any debate. Extensive research brings an abundance of good material. Understanding the question from all sides finds loop-holes for playing a hand of stratagems. So we see conclusively that research into the question to be debated is more beneficial than training in oratory. •4 81 bTHE CAST OF CHERRY BLOSSOMSTHE ORACLE THE OPERETTA Lovely ladies smiling behind their fans, brisk young American “cake-eaters”, silver-voiced geishas, a winsome heroine with a villain on every hand a dashing hero from the “Sidewalks of New York”, rollicking laughter, beautiful melody—this was Abington’s operetta. Cherry Blossoms came early in the springtime, as cherry blossoms will. Through the dark winter days Mr. O’Brien, cast, and chorus sang, painted, and planned. As the result of this preparation, the production was one of the best. Friday and Saturday evenings, April 19 and 20, a full house followed the adventures of the petite Cherry Blossom, Dorothy Mallory, and her Occidental lover, Julian Pearson. Said audience thrilled over another hero and heroine, Henry Jones, Bud Kern, and the beautiful Jessica Vanderpool, Jane Fritz. Not satisfied with one villain, Abington had two, but the other one was a villainess! There was the wealthy Gordon Bailey, a despicable knave, played by Herbert Mills at his best. And there was his cold, aristocratic sister, Phyllis Vanderpool, Emmy Lou Perpall, to egg him on, and satisfy her own selfish purposes. There was that waddling little yellow man, Kokemo, whose queer word structures kept his audience apoplectic with mirth. To comfort him in time of troubles was “O-Sing-A-Song”, the lady with the golden voice, Margaret Hoffman. What a comfort! (Turn to page 111) THE ORCHESTRA RAT-TA-TAT, squeek, zing, bang, boom! What’s all that noise? We had heard this quite often after school. When we investigated, we found that it came from the auditorium. We sneaked up alongside the auditorium and what do you think we saw? A lot of boys and girls were sitting there, blowing or sawing or doing something which we did not quite recognize. We found that this noise was not to be taken for music. It was the preliminaries necessary to good music— the Orchestra tuning up. Now, the light dawned as just why such an awful noise poured forth from that room. We hung around a while until we had heard a few selections and only then did we realize that we had never heard the Orchestra play before. The noise we had always heard was the tuning up. The Orchestra has been well supported this year. It has made more progress than in preceding years because of the fact that a full-time instructor—Mr. L. B. Smith of Conshohocken—has been secured. This has been a big advantage because the members have been able to practise longer and more often. We hope that this organization will be able to continue as it has begun. We wish it all the success possible. Here’s to the A. H. S. Orchestra with all its tuning and good music! Haroi.d Haag, '29. 83THE BANDTHE OCmU.E THE BAND IT WAS while the March winds w'ere whistling across the campus that Mr. Leonard B. Smith came to Abington, to speak to an enthusiastic group of would-be musicians. Mr. Smith promised to have them all tooting in a month, and the band was under way. A month later, the band made its first appearance at the Community Night Program. There were weird squeals and terrifying discords, but— Abington had a band! A day in early fall found the members of that band all agog. The uniforms had come, were to be donned for the afternoon’s grid battle! How proud all felt in the natty maroon garb with the visored caps! And how the school did cheer! The members of the band like to feel that they have had a part in the games that made that season of ’28 glorious history. At every game they were on the spot, high-spirited, rarin’ to go. Next season they promise even greater things. At present many of them are doing their bit in the school orchestra. Dorothy Mayland, ’30. THE GLEE CLUB ■4 85 bTHE ORACLE THE HI-Y CLUB THE INTERNOS CLUB 4 86 ]r-THE ocmaE THE HI-Y CLUB THIS year a new girls’ club has been organized. Under the guidance of Mrs. Harriet I . Jordan, representing the Y. M. C. A., the Girls’ Hi-Y Club was instituted at Abington High. The purpose of this club is to create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character. The membership is restricted to juniors and seniors of high standard in scholarship. At an early meeting, the following officers were elected: president, Margaret Smyth; vice-president, Isabella Smiley; secretary-treasurer, Jean Darling. The meetings alternate, one being a business meeting; the next, a social meeting. At the social gatherings, Mrs. Jordan provides a good speaker and the girls serve refreshments. Although the club is young and small, it hopes to expand next year. Margaret Smyth, ’29. INTERNOS CLUB THE second Tuesday of every month will find this group of girls in Room Nine, discussing plans for the betterment of the school. Although only in existence for four years, the club has already made a name lor itself through unselfish service. Besides working to keep things in order, the girls also receive any guests who may come to the school. The officers who piloted the club through this year were: Helen Bauder, president; Amanda Druck enmiller, vice-president; and Gertrude Lewis, secretary. The girls have worked loyally in their efforts to help. Their keynote of Service is a fine one. We pass on to another year, hoping that the standards of this club wall never be lowered. Gertrude Lewis, '29. ■4 87 TTHE STUDENT COUNCIL « THE STUDENT COUNCIL THE first semester found the Student Council organized with Julian Pearson as president; Helen Ambler, vice president; Emmy Lou Perpall, secretary; Harry Kneedler, treasurer. The aims of the student council this year were to keep the lunch line in order, to keep the library as quiet as possible, and to keep the campus free from papers and rubbish. The second semester found the Council reorganizing, this time electing Laurent Kern as president; Harry Kneedler, vice- president; Emmy Lou Perpall, secretary. These officers followed the plan set. The Student Council has been in existence only three years. The outlook is favorable. Let us all get together and make Student Council something worth while. Back the Council, and it will back you. Council’s Motto: Everything done for the best interests of the school! Laurent Kern, ’29. -4 88 Y-new aupfonj asout school NOTtO O ’ -Ut-TT » fh MOLWNfc V TWr ON ■»« lAn»V» AX ONf Of tW llt OW FiTZGLPALD AflD ffAiriEs A LA CART E UD ftEHN AND HIS NEW weakness. TERSlN UBRRUT 4 89 f=-THE JUNIOR FOURTH ESTATE(THE ORACLE THE JUNIOR FOURTH ESTATE IN YE goode olde dayes, just before the French Revolution, there were in Europe three bodies or divisions. These were commonly known as the First Estate, the Second Estate, and the Third Estate. The First was composed only of the nobles —those high and mighties who ruled everything. The Second was the clergy— the pope, ministers, priests, every one connected with the church. The Third Estate was the common people—every one who was left out of the other two estates. Soon after the printing press was invented, and the power of the written word became so great, it was thought that such a vast held should be placed in a class all its own. A new division was started by public opinion—the Fourth Estate, or journalism. On December 12, Mr. Murphy, the leader and founder of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, established in Abington the first chapter of a new section of this last estate. He called it the Junior Fourth Estate, and we were the “Walt Whitman Galley”. Whether those editors, belonging to both staffs of our publications, who were admitted have accomplished what they set out to do, is a question in the minds of many. Whether they have carried the burden of the responsibilities which were necessarily placed on their shoulders is naturally a debatable point. Whether they have been influenced in the various meetings they have held, would be the first query of anyone interested. All those who have been connected in any way would be very much inclined to answer these points favorably. But what this group has undoubtedly accomplished is a different attitude toward writing, and a better ieel-ing between the school publications. Emmy Lou Perpall, ’29. THE MATHEMATICS CLUB Squaring the circle! What does that mean? If you had attended the Mathematics Club meetings this fiscal year, you would have found out what that and quite a few other mathematical expressions mean—how engineering is used in our everyday life and how everything we see and handle reverts, primarily, to some form of mathematics. The speakers and the demonstrations proved worth while. Most of us are acquainted with Mr. Muldrew, a prominent civil engineer of Abington, who gave us a very interesting talk on municipal development and municipal engineering. Colonel F. Dickenson Shaw, a well-known engineer of the Reserve Engineering Corps of the United States Army, stressed the peacetime occupations of an army engineer. Various other things of interest were als° presented,—a demonstration of the slide rule, given with the excellent explanation plates furnished by Keuffel and Esser of Hoboken, New Jersey, and also a debate and a discussion on the uses of the square and the circle. The outside activities of the Mathematics Club consisted of the operation of the football score-board and the assisting of under-classmen in their mathematics. The officers for the year were: Roland Cleveland, president; Warren Kaufman, vice president; Margaret Kendall, secretary and treasurer. The Club made great progress during its fourth year. We hope its success continues—like the circle—unending. Margaret Kendall, ’29. 4 91 LTHE ORACLE THE A BINGTONIA N STAFF THE ASSEMBLY OF LA REPUBLIQUE FRANgAISE 92 qlM( i H E ORACLE )J1IBP THF ABINGTONIAN FOR the second consecutive year the Abingtonian has gained a place in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association ranking. Last year the paper was awarded third prize in its class and this year it climbed a step higher and took second place honors. The management of the paper, this year, wras put in the hands of two editors—one having charge of editorials and features; the other, supervising newrs. These positions w ere very ably filled by Warren Kawf-man and Fred Schaefer. During the course of the year, members of the staff attended the Pennsylvania Scholastic Press Association meeting at Reading and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association meeting in New York City. Besides the customary Thanksgiving and Christmas numbers, special issues were published for the February graduating class and for the incoming freshmen. The sophomores and freshmen edited issues all their own, which proved to be a success. This promises good material for next year’s staff. Through the entire year, the members of the staff did their best to make Volume Five interesting to the members of the school and make it worthy of the school which it represents. George Schwartz, ’29. LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISF LA REPUBLIQLE FRANQAISE, now-three years of age, still continues to be a most novel club. The government of the club is modeled after that of France. This year the elections saw two parties struggling for power—Le Bloc Nationale and Le Bloc des Ganches, each with separate slates and platforms. The elections, evenly divided between the two parties, resulted in Celinda Hetzell as presidente; Helen Ambler, premier; Emmy Lou Perpall, ministere de e’tate; and Harry Centner, ministere de finances. Margaret Kendall succeeded to the presidency, later in the year. The school wras unanimous in recommending the second annual “Cabaret Le Coq D’Or” as an event in the social season. The decorations, waitresses and type of entertainment, all combined to give the air of a cabaret. The dynamic P. T. Gantt w-as largely responsible for the success of this function, as well as for the prosperity of the club during the year. One of the objects of La Republique Frangaise is to raise the standard of scholarship in the department. On certain appointed days, students who are blessed with high grades helped those who are not doing so well. As we, the senior citizens and the last of the founders to graduate, leave Abington, wre hope those following will carry on the “State” with as much success. Hei.yn Rorke, ’29. -4 93 LTHE RADIO CLUB 4 94 fc-THE ORACLE THE LATIN CLUB ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1929, little Weatherman Lobach crawled up to the highest peak of Abington High School and carefully surveyed the sky above through her tiny observing glass. “Ah-ha!” she cried, “I think we are going to have another touch of the famous Latin Club Whirlwind.” And—she thought right! For soon a sudden gust of wind rushed into Abington from seven tribes of the Latin Club Sky. The first breeze was sent by Elvin Shanken, the First Consul, followed shortly by. that of the Second Consul, Dorothy Mallory. Emmy Lou Ferpall, a Scribe, sent out still another, and the Quaestor, Wilson Anderson, and Pontifex Maximus, Albert Cre-vello, threw out several more tons of strong wind. Imagine how forceful it was! It blew and blew—and strangely enough it seemed to blow everything straight to the High School Auditorium. First it blew three speakers—the Reverend N. D. Bartholomew, the Reverend F. H. Argo, and Mr. Burger. All of them had to tell Abington about Latin or Italy before the Whirlwind would blow them even an inch toward their homes. The Flavian Tribe sent down a one-act play entitled ‘‘The Roman Forum”, by Francis Carney. It set this play right up on Abington’s stage and told us to look at it. We did and maybe it wasn’t interesting! The Esquilinian and Cornelian tribes joined together and sent us a Roman Wedding and another one-act play. This one was called ‘‘A Day Without Latin”. Finally the Aurelian Tribe sent down a Tableau production. And by this time, that Latin Club Whirlwind certainly was popular with us. But the thing that pleased us most was the Saturnalia. Before we arrived, the Whirlwind blew up some very beautiful decorations at Highland School, and every tribe sent down a booth, each one seeming more attractive than the others; then it came to Abington and whirled us over to have a good time. Weatherman Lobach was so delighted with the booths that she could not help awarding prizes to the Aurelian tribe for sending the most unique one and to the Flavian for sending the most attractive. After we had been whirled round and round in a dance, filled to the brim and overflowing with pleasure, we went home. After that we saw no more of the Whirlwind—for it was the end of the year and quite time for it to stop. But please, Weatherman Lobach, foretell one of those delightful gusts of the Latin Club Whirlwind for next year, will you? Ann Brady, '29. Elvin Shanken, ’29. THE RADIO CLUB THE Radio Ciub, which was organized primarily for the benefit of those interested in radio, meets in the Lab, the first Wednesday of every month. There, the underlying principles of radio reception, radio transmission, television, and other branches of radio are explained. Ex- periments are performed whenever possible, to help the beginner to understand more clearly these principles. Radio covers practically every field of electricity. All persons electrically inclined will benefit immensely by joining the club. Clayton Sacks, ’29. ■ :{ 95 L-THE ORFTCLE THE SPANISH CLUB THE LIBRARY CLUB -4 96 {=•(THE OCfflaE THE SPANISH CLUB CE ABRE la sesion”—thus did the presi- dent bring order out of chaos. It was Friday, the day of the Spanish Club meeting. The first business in order was the reading of the roll. Each member responded in Spanish with a short paragraph on some Spanish author, painter or topic of interest. Occasionally a “No tengo la leccion” rent the air, indicating that that student had not studied the lesson. “Senor Arturo Bisbee dara unas polabras’’. The aforenamed gentleman rose, went to the head of the room and captured our attention with such details as the cow and pig population of Argentina or the amount of cork annually exported from Andalusia. However we are not always so enlightened. Sometimes we have stereopticon pictures of Spanish towms and cities. Probably the tales from the Alhambra form the most fascinating part of the programs. Although attendance at Spanish Club is compulsory for Spanish students, its programs are not without spontaneity. Yet the Spanish Club always gives its members something of educational value. Br-r-r-r! There goes the bell now. So endeth a Spanish Club meeting. Robert Goldsmith, ’29. THE LIBRARY CLUB 'T'HE Library Club, sponsored by Miss Kutz, has completed its third year at Abington. The membership consists of forty-five sophomore, junior, and senior girls. The officers for this year wrere: Ruth Creek, president; Dorothy Mallory, vice-president; Fdna Firman, treasurer, first semester, and Dollie Webster, second semester. To arouse interest in different library books, the club has arranged a miniature stage for display. Dolls, dressed to represent characters from different books, have been shown against the background of a fairy castle. This exhibition has aroused much interest and curiosity among the school’s readers. During Book Week, contests were held and prizes were awarded for the best essay on “My Favorite Book Character”, the best poem on “Books”, and the best bookplate for the library. On January 17, Miss Kutz entertained the Library Club members and their mothers at a Benjamin Franklin tea, in honor of the birth of the founder of the first free library in Philadelphia. After tea was served, several books were illustrated in costume by the giris, against appropriate backgrounds. The work of characterizing books has been the means of furthering interest in reading, which is the main purpose of the Library Club. By way of helping others, the Library Club members, in conjunction with the Reading Club members, were hostesses at a Christmas party for fifty poor children at the College Settlement House in Philadelphia. Indeed the Library Club is a very interesting one. Ruth Creek, '29. =1 97THE COMMERCIAL CLUB THE READING CLUB ■4 98 hTHE OCfflaE- THE COMMERCIAL CLUB r I 'HE C'ommercials are to he congratu-lated upon the progress which the Commercial Club has made this year. Gertrude Lewis and Violet Agron occupied the presidency, while Anna Wood was vice-president. Jeanne Halfmann and Christine Pfeil performed the secretarial duties and Thomas Tomlinson was treasurer. The annual Hallowe’en Frolic, gala event for the entire school, was held at Highland School. Needless to say, it was a success. Christmas saw the club dispensing joy in great gobs, the special class of the Abing-ton Grammar School being the guests. The regular meetings of the club were enjoyable affairs, entertainment being furnished by such well known performers as Stewart Carman, Mary Hambach, Violet Agron and others. A Whitman Candy Drive was conducted by the club during the latter part of the year. The object of this drive was to make the school the present of a new trophy case. The Commercial teachers are to be commended for their part in making the club a success for the club itself. May future years prove as fruitful as the past one. Anna Wood, ’29. THE READING CLUB Tj'VEN though the club year has been divided by the February commencement, the club has been able to carry on without intermission. The first five months were very successful, under the administration of Suzanne Bassett, president; Helen Ambler, vice-president; Jeanne Halfmann, treasurer; Emmy Lou Perpall, secretary. Besides the regular business and literary meetings, the club found time for some social entertainment. Since February the club has been under the faithful guidance of Helen Bauder, president. The other officers are Grace Holland, vice-president; Betty Rossiter, secretary; and Harriet Keevill, treasurer. This year the members of the club from the Class of ’28 presented a very beautiful painting to the school, “The Oath of Knighthood’’. The club will, as usual, give the four Commencement prizes, two for superior work in English and two for service and helpfulness to the school. We hope that the club will carry on in the future as well as it has in the past. Betty Rossiter, ’30. 4 99 LTHE ORACLE THE VOCATIONAL CLUB 4 100 THE ART CLUBTHE ORACLE THE ART CLUB T TEAR ye the doings of the Art Club. On the fourth Wednesday of every month, during Activities Period, a select group of students meets in the spacious drawing room. These students gather there lor the express purpose of learning more about art. They are not necessarily artists, but they are interested in art. Let me show you how this group satisfies that interest. During the year 1928-29, the Art Club has had a series of seven meetings. After business was transacted, such subjects as Commercial Illustration, Christmas and Art, Architecture, Modern Art, Interior Decoration were explained and illustrated. Eesides these interesting meetings, the club has taken trips to the Art Museums and Exhibitions in the city. One of the most interesting of the latter was the Water Color Exhibit at the Academy of Fine Arts. In every way this has been the most successful year in the history of the Art Club. May it ever grow in size and strength! Richard G. Unruh, ’29. THE VOCATIONAL CLUB THE Vocational Club enjoyed another very busy season under the leadership of a very capable staff of officers: Harold Roberts, president until mid-years, succeeded by George Reeves; Dick Schlafer succeeding Reeves as vice-president; Calvin Uzelmeier, secretary, followed by Fatrick Mullen; Joseph Graham, treasurer. Every member feels that the success of the club has been due in no small measure to the interest manifested by the faculty adviser, Mr. Raiph Wright, from Carnegie High School, Carnegie Pennsylvania. Vocational Club seems to be synonymous with the word “activity”. The first social event of the club season was the doggie roast held at Mr. Barber’s farm in New Britain, a festive occasion indeed. Instruction was blended with pleasure, for trips were made to the Electrical Show as well as to the Frankford Arsenal. The mid-year graduates were presented with mechanical drawing instruments, purchased with the proceeds resulting from the sale of cards at Christmas time. The June graduates were also recipients of similar gifts, money for which was raised by holding a benefit at the Keswick Theatre. Amid the many activities, the club paused to pay its last respects to Wilson Undercoffler, a former president, who passed away early in March. The entire student body will remember the Vocational Club for its many acts of service to the school. George Reeves, '29. -4 101 bTHE NATURE CLUB T)ECAUSE of the commencement in February, this year’s activities have been divided into two groups—as the historians would say—into the activities during the presidency of Fralan Dix, and those during that of Arthur Watmough. When Fralan Dix was president, Thomas Weiss was vice-president, and Dorothy Mayland, secretary-treasurer. One of the meetings was especially interesting, in which former president Robert Murray told “How, When, and Where to hunt Bears’’, telling in a most humorous manner of the traits of Bruin. W hile Arthur W atmough was president, Edward Duke was vice-president, and Leroy Dampman, secretary-treasurer. If you are interested in owls, you should have gone with the Nature Club on one of its hikes, when it visited an owl sanctuary. Perhaps you would have learned something interesting,—you never can tell. This sanctuary, made known to the club by Mrs. Noble, was formerly a private estate, but now people are allowed to visit it, if they go in small groups. Don’t worry, though, if you missed the trip this time, because the club w ill go again—so you’ll get another chance. Although some one suggested that the club broaden its endeavors to include a study of human as well as animal and plant life, this suggestion was rejected. It is still safe to come to the meetings, as you are not likely to be dissected at any of them. The museum has been kept up all year, and the boys of the club are making a new cabinet, writh the cooperation of the manual training department. Great plans have been made for a wild-life sanctuary, which the club started last year. It is believed that next year will see the working out of these plans. Margaret McClean, ’29. -=J 102 c-mmcTin ft Q 'W 9.T» 0RTHE FOOTBALL TEAMthe onnaE Football Memories September 29, 1928 Coach Snodgrass’ Boys Abington Opens Season with a Victory Too bad, frosh! Score 20-0. Bristol unable to rally under this group November 3, 1928 of pep and fight. Final score 38-0. Lower Meriott Conquered on Gridiron October 5, 1928 Score 12-0. Keep up the splendid Roxborough Defeated by Abington Eleven work, team! Another team bites the dust as Abing- November 9, 1928 ton's prize football team makes a grand Jenkintown Takes Another Lashing from score of 41-0. Abington October 12, 1928 Isn’t it a grand and glorious feeling? Upper Darby Trampled under Foot Score 31-0. In the first clash Abington has with November 16, 1928 Upper Darby, she comes out on top. Score Abington1 s Football Slate Still Clean 19-0. Bryn Athyn fights hard but to no avail! October 19, 1928 Score, 13-0. Abington Eleven Gives Darby Quite a Jolt November 29, 1928 Score 26-0. Is this revenge? Abington Wins Turkey Tray October 26, 1928 Did the boys from the Hills give it to Ilaverford College Freshmen Don't Bother Cheltenham? And How! Score, 24-0. The Harbor of Victory The ship was sailing on. Four white sails spread themselves gaily before the brisk November wind. It had been marvelous sailing weather. Of course, there had been several slight gales, but the white and maroon four-master had weathered them all with ease. Now, to the northeast, a cloud appeared on the horizon. It grew larger and blacker. The air filled with tiny snow flakes, which gradually turned into stinging, biting hail. The ship drew in its sails and made ready for a fight. The wind increased its speed to a hundred-mile gale. The waves lashed furiously, madly, at the vessel. Almost it looked as though the end were near. The ship was seeping water, the rudder was bent, but the gallant vessel fought, and grappled with the storm. Then to the east the sky brightened. A rumbling was heard which, with increasing volume, culminated in a shrill—“Fight!" With renewed strength, the slight craft pushed onward—then, with a final great surge, sped on and over the remaining giant wave. Safe at last, the ship lay at rest, weary, but happy in the Harbor of Victory. • 105 b Betty Smith, ’29.THE HOCKEY TEAM THE SOCCER TEAM THE ORACLE -4 106 ]r-THE ORRO-E Headlights on Our Hockey Girls Mary Bassett, our efficient captain, gets quite a thrill out of coaching class teams. She becomes so thrilled that she literally “tears her hair,” when a verdant freshman runs down the field with her hockey stick up around her neck. Betty Smith, our very attractive center, says that if she had her way, all games would be played on Monday, for she does so hate to be scarred up for the weekends. Oh! Those weekends! Dorothy Mallory was quite elated over the new field. She thought it was to be for hockey. When she found out otherwise, she decided that she must learn soccer. Elinore Thornton, with her inevitable plaid knickers, surely can dribble the ball. No wonder Miss Hertzog yells, “Pass it to the wing!” One can always depend on Jackie. Agnes Sheridan is with us this year for the first but say, is .Sherry good? Don’t ask! We simply couldn’t do without her, for when she gets after the ball, how it does roll! Ann Wickersham seemed quite disappointed when the soccer boys started using the new field—as Ann says, “Why did I come out for hockey, but that the soccer boys would be here?” Frankness is a virtue! Lydia Kress is another new member of our team. She is a halfback, and a capable one. She certainly gets a big kick out of making goals! We don’t mind. Make some more, Lydia! Emmy Lou Perpall—fresh from hockey training at camp is in fine shape. She is very ably filling Thelma Dinwoodie’s position on the team. Sue Bassett is our barrier, and very often life saver. She is so conveniently large that she simply frightens every opponent. These fears are not groundless, either, for she swings a wicked stick. Margaret McClean, our hardworking goal-keeper and manager, is kept quite busy. We must admit—she certainly keeps close watch on the hockey sticks! Spotlights on Our Soccer Boys Julian Pearson is known to have a failing for ham sandwiches and tomato soup. If this combination makes such soccer players as June, we hope that more boys will patronize the lunch line. One of Albert Crevello’s chemistry papers said that he weighed approximately half a pound. Two conclusions may be drawn from this statement: first, that he must have superhuman strength, to play with a ball heavier than himself, and second, that there is plenty of chance for the little freshman to make the team. Art Bisbee, sturdy wing on the forward line of the Soccer Team, also occupies a position in the front row at the Logan, whenever Miss Littlefield’s dancers are on the program. Arthur! Arthur! Bill Harper, the Soccer Team’s right half back, has a habit of complimenting certain individuals on their plays during practice. Bill can well do this for he know's a good thing when he sees it. Jack Fitzgerald has been reading a book on geology. He is probably doing it [(Turn to page 117) 4 107(THE OCfflaE THE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM THE BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM 108THE ORACLE Basketball Memories GIRLS January 4, 1929 Abington Walloped Willow Grove. Abington started off with a bing. Score, 49-14. January 10, 1929 Cheltenham Paid Respects to Abington Our ancient rivals received a decisive setback. Score, 29-25. January 16, 1929 Norristown Felt Our Might The girls were bound to keep up their great start. Score, 31-26. January 29, 1929 Jenkiniown Broke up Abington’s Winning Streak Sorry, girls, but then that Jenkintown Quintet was pretty good. Score, 42-19. February 5, 1929 Abington Defeated “Old Timers” The girls played excellent basketball and proved just a little too much for our peppy alumnae. Score, 30-20. February 14, 1929 Cheltenham A gain Found how It Is to Lose That was a peach of a game, Abington Score, 41-28. February 19, 1929 Abington Came Back against Jenkiniown but Not Quite Enough. The invincible Jenkintown again triumphed, however, not without a hard fight. Score, 29-33. February 26, 1929 Abington Again Trounced Willow Grove In the second game with Willow Grove, Abington came out way on top. Score, 59-13. March 1, 1929 Abington Wound Up Their Excellent Season with Victory over Springfield With this game a victory, we can say that we won every game except those against Jenkintown. The score was 34-30. BOYS January 4, 1929 A bington Overwhelms West Chester in First Game of Season That’s the way to start, boys! Score, 37-19. January 11, 1929 Lower Merion Noses Out Abington Five One point behind? Score, 22-21. January 14, 1929 Abington Defeats Huntington Valley Quintet Mr. Snodgrass’ boys regain crown. Score, 36-26. January 18, 1929 Maroon and White Take Chester over Hurdles Keep up the fight! Score, 37-21. January 22, 1929 Cheltenham Swamped by Abington We like this type of playing. Score, 40-21. January 25, 1929 Boys from the County Seat Defeated Score, 25-17. January 29, 1929 Abington Quintet Conquers Jenkintown Jenkintown no more a Jinxtown. Score, 29-23. February 1, 1929 Upper Darby Jolts the Abington Five Let’s go, fellows! Score, 22-17. February 5, 1929 Coach Snodgrass' Boys Defeat Alumni Score, 33-18. February 8, 1929 West Chester Reverses Table by Defeating Abington Life is not always a path of victories. Score, 35-31. February 12, 1929 Abington Gives Cheltenham a Hard Fight But in vain! Score, 22-20. (Turn to page llo) 4 109THE BOYS’ TENNIS TEAM -4 110THE OUBZLE GIRLS’ TENNIS SCHEDULE Cheltenham—April 29 Lansdowne-—May 1 Upper Darby—May 6 Radnor—May 9 Lower Merion—May 13 Cheltenham—May 16 Lansdowne—May 20 Upper Darby—May 23 Radnor-—May 27 Lower Merion—June 3 BOYS’ TENNIS SCHEDULE Cheltenham—April 29 Upper Darby—May 6 Radnor—May 9 Jenkintown—May 10 Lower Merion—May 13 Cheltenham—May 16 Lansdowne—May 20 Upper Darby—May 23 Radnor—May 27 Lower Merion-—June 3 THE OPERETTA (Continued front page 89) The audience cringed, as did every member of the cast and chorus, as his royal nibs, Togo, mighty politician, stamped upon the stage and over the hearts of Cherry and her swain, John Smith. At the crucial moment, when the lover lay in the rat-ridden dungeon, and the lady was ready to be led weeping to her proposed husband, Togo lost an election, and all ended well. The brightest of the musical lights was “King of my Heart”, sung by Jane Fritz and four American lassies in breath-taking evening dresses. And how well Bud’s and Jane’s voices blended in that lovely duet, “We Will Ride”! Yes, Abington’s musical outburst was well worth hearing. Ask any one who was there! Dorothy Mayland, ’30. =4 111 bTHE BASEBALL TEAM THE TRACK TEAMTHE ORACLE April 9 April 12 April 16 April 19 April 23 April 26 April 30 May 3 May 7 May 10 May 14. May 17. May 21. May 23. May 28. May 31. June 4 June 7 BASEBALL SCHEDULE Chester.....................................Away Simon Gratz...................................At Home West Chester...................................At Home Jenkintown....................................At Home Upper Darby.................................Away Norristown....................................At Home Lower Merion................................Away Cheltenham....................................At Home Norristown..................................Away Alumni........................................At Home Chester.......................................At Home Simon Gratz..................................Away West Chester................................Away Cheltenham..................................Away Upper Darby...................................At Home Faculty.......................................At Home Lower Merion........................... At Home Jenkintown...................................Away BOYS’ TRACK SCHEDULE Penn Relays—April 26............... Penn Relays—April 27............... Swarthmore Insterscholastics— May 4............................ Simon Gratz—May 8...............Home Suburban Meet at West Chester—May 11.................... Chester—May 15..................Home P. I. A. A.—May 18.........Bethlehem Triangular Meet—May 22.. . .Cheltenham Perkiomen Interscholastics—May 25.. Upper Darby—May 29..............Home Norristown Interscholastics—June 1.. ■4 113 LBig Moments THRILLED? Say—wouldn’t you be thrilled if you’d received a ’phone call from the University of Pennsylvania, asking you to be its guest at the Penn Relays, Saturday, April 20? Being told to be at the football manager’s office at ten o’clock in the morning, I was so anxious to get there that I arrived about 9:30, and spent a few minutes watching some burly young football men— all well-known to the public eye—pass in and out that door. Getting tired of sitting still, I made my way to the office of Lawson Robertson-—head track coach of the University of Pennsylvania, and coach of the American Olympic Team. After watching the throwing event from his window, I was called back to the football manager’s office. Quite a collection of young fellows were there; Lud Wray was the first that I recognized. He shook hands with me, and then introduced me to Lou Young, head coach of the University of Pennsylvania football team. I surely was boosted to the skies! He is a very fine looking, exceptionally sociable man. He had followed Abington’s record last year. While we were sitting there talking about it, John Utz— Pennsylvania’s Captain for next year— came into the office. That was my lucky day. When introduced to him, I took great care to look over his massive frame. About five feet eight inches in height and weighing apparently one hundred ninety pounds, Utz shows a wonderful athletic physique. His broken nose somehow adds to the picture of imagining his captaining the Pennsylvania men next fall. Lou Young called my attention to a cut on his lip which he had received in playing lacrosse. Utz had to have an operation on his hip last year, because of a football injury. I inquired about it—glad to hear that it didn’t trouble him any more. Following all this excitement, one of the assistant managers took me to lunch. We got to Franklin Field just in time to see our snappy track team compete. The two things which impressed me most during the afternoon’s events were the three-mile run by Paavo Nurmi and the great 100-yard dash by George Simpson of Ohio State University. A day full of thrills and “big moments” —a day to be remembered a lifetime! Laurent Kern, ’29. BA SKE TBA LL ME MORIES (Continued from page 109) February 15, 1929 Lower Merton’s Last-Minute Shot Defeats Abington Those shots were fatal. Score, 15-13. February 19, 1929 Jenkintown Loses Second Game to Abington Quintet That’s showing spirit! Score, 23-18. February 21, 1929 Abington Five Loses to Chester Brace up, fellows! Score, 31-22. February 26, 1929 Upper Darby Still the Victor Score, 18-8. March 1, 1929 Abington Taken Off Feet by Norristown Who won the decision? Score, 47-27. March 5, 1929 Huntington Valley Defeated by Abington Good work boys! Score, 26-21. PENN TOURNAMENT Glen-Nor and Abington Open Tournament Score, 24-18. Are we going to win the Tournament? Lewis and Abington Clash in Palestra Abington still in Tournament. Score, 39-9. Let’s go, fellows! Abington Loses to the Strong Salesianum Team Score, 30-18. A survival of the fittest? - 115 Abfflfjton Lads Triumptt I Bud Kern Is Placed In Quarterback Berth, ,rriT. 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Horace Keebler doesn’t make much noise in school but he surely does step out on the soccer field. Homer Manwaring knows how to wrap the big bass horn around him in the band. Let’s hope he doesn’t try to do the same thing with the soccer ball. Emory Green is said to be very fond of music. Now what is the connection between that and soccer? Jimmy Bustard is never seen without a grin on his face. If the secret of this grin has anything to do with his soccer playing, he should tell more of the fellows what it is. Morris Messer isn’t very big but the Soccer Team couldn’t do without his loyal support. Captain Harold Haag has a hard time finding his way in the maze of prisms and parallelepipeds in solid geometry class but he certainly knows the tricks of soccer. Edgar Armstrong, our left inside, although he lives near Ogontz School, puts all his spirit into Abington, playing on the Soccer Team. George Schwartz, our outside right, blushes when reciting in classes, but out on the soccer field, he is steady and quite at ease. =1117 hA SURE SIGN Of SPRING "OHE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL oyson fl DEw-DEvy-ciLWty MARRY GCNTNCA Spor.t SlLMOUETTES GOING MOUND A COWCK UCN THE U5 15 CHPTY!! A AX HAHKIN'S CONTINUAL HAND WAV NQ IH AL EUKA C LA SS GIVES US A NEW 1 P£A rot Fz rfe ri Ai- rtor of . 4 118 h■4 119 -The Oracle ARE YOU A depositor in the School Savings Department of the Abington Bank Trust Co. Deposits are accepted by the Commercial Department under the supervision of Mr. Krueger 5 cents starts an account Interest Paid 120 Please patronize our advertisersJune, 1929 Butler-Buick Company I OLD YORK ROAD JENKINTOWN, PA. Bell Phone Ogontz 2100 PAUL B. GREGER CO. Plumbing and Heating 60 South Keswick Avenue GLENS! DE, PA. 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