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THE CCACLE A. cRecord of T3he (glasses of 1930 ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ABINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA Enter ed'as second doss matter October 6,1914, at the Post Office at Abtngton, Pa., under Act of March 3,1879.THE ORACLE STAFFFor three consecutive years March 10, 1928 March 9, 1929 March 15, 1930 The Qolumbia Scholastic Tress aAssociation has awarded to the Oracle the highest honor conferred upon a magazine of its class, a first place, the Oracle being in competition with magazines from the four corners of the earth.Contents The Columbia Award......................5 Progress Through Vision.................8 Annals of the February Class of 1930 . 14 The Biographies February Members of the Class of ’30 17 A Trip to the Studio ..................37 The Biographies—June Members of the Class of ’30 39 Alma Mater ............................58 Fare Forward...........................59 Senior Statistics......................60 Horae..................................63 One-Word Stories February .... 70 Addenda ...............................71 Res Facta ............................115 One-Word Stories—June.................132 The Torch ............................133The Year Book Staff Emmy Lou Perpall Wilson Anderson Robert Reeves William Anderson Gertrude Firman Serama Dix George Worster Betty Phillips Richard Keyser Ruth Graham Laura Slight Editors-in-chief M. Elisabeth Rossiter Associate Editors Arthur Bisbee Edith Blair Francis Carney Harry Kneedler Ruth Carpenter Executive Committee Helen BaudeR' Grace Garlinger Norman Brown James Funke Atherton Chapman Elizabeth Kennedy Betty Genther Etta Oberholtzer Helen Jenkins Francesca Wyatt Ella Foster Mason Clark Marguerite Redden Grace Holland Sylvia Taylor Natalie Taylor Gunhild Svenson Howard YoderProgress through Vision ■“HERE is in Abington High School an honor graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, accredited with summa cunt laude standing in Bucknell University, having an A.B. and an A.M. degree from that institution, a graduate student at Pennsylvania and Columbia universities, a woman, ambitious, persevering, far-seeing. Through a busy career of forging her way into the foremost ranks of English teachers runs a strain of pure gold, years of understanding and service without glory, devoted to building up ideals and traditions for school publications. To the Central Interscholastic Press Association’ The Pennsylvania Scholastic Press Association and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, this pioneer has offered up drudgery and dreams, work and vision. Material recognition has recently come to this servant of her school and her profession, a gold key given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for nationally outstanding work in the field of school publications, one of the first five awards ever made for distinction in the promotion of scholastic journalism. To this woman, Miss Gertrude L. Turner, a teacher of English in Abington High School, the Classes of 1930 wish to dedicate the Year Book.THE FACULTYFACULTY GLIMPSESAnnals of the February Class of 1930 Here we've assembled by hook or crook, Inside information for this Year Book, Since we were freshmen and sophomores Though as Juniors it was we made football scores. Oh, what a season and record they set! Remember the ones of our class that were met? Yes, K needier and Worster and Schlaefer, also, Or Givens and Grab m enthusiasts know. For senior football, important as any. Three names we add; two Andersons, Rainey. Here let us pause for some scholarly thought, Ere classmates think they have studied for naught. Choose from our ranks a select group of ten, Letting Honor Roll students tell how, where and when. As Bardsley, Dix, Walters and Carpenter knew, So Iletzell, Perpall, Oberholtzer know too. So Dampman and Mayland and Godorecci, Of higher class standing they just couldn’t be. For choosing class officers we showed much fire: For president, Kneedier was our desire. Each of us for vice president had set— But Worster, and no one else, we'd get. Really, we are persistent, I’ll bet! Up for our treasurer stepped three in all, At once: the shrewd Cook, Keevill, Perpall. Reading and writing our minutes, left us Yet Anderson, Oswald and Etta to trust. 14 TIIE ORACLEFinally, nol leaving our athletes out, In came Dick Schlajer, a very good scout. Rollicking cheers may be heard with relief. So well led by Reeves, our cheerleading chief. Tears, cries, and heart rending shrieks Not ever forgotten, the theatre reeks, In “Dracula ”, super-mystery quaker. Next baseball brought forth Duke, Kneedler, Scltlafer, Even Givens, Callow, Gosson and Schaefer. To girls' basketball, Whitlock, Keevill and Ilanipp Entered with spirit and left with a ramp. Events in which basketball stars have mention Need give Worster, Kneedler and Givens attention. Her fighting until sticks was our Emmy's delight. Up stepped Keevill, Ilampp and Whitlock to fight. Nurmi would soon meet his own Waterloo, Dashing with Worster and Jim Ashton too. Rivaling Walters, Rainey and Andersons, Especially Kneedler, victories were Abington's. Dramatics here claimed as stars lady Foster, The actress Per pall and the dear Oberholtzer. Here we shall end with our publishing staffs Introducing the ones who’ve supplied tears and laughs. Rah! Schaefer, Perpall, Oberholtzer and Ilampp, Ted, Bobby, Edie and Mayland the champ. Yes, Harry, Connie, Leon; give ’em a hand. Please check, double check, for this is the end. Dollie Webster, ’30 Robert Reeves, ’30 JUNE, 1930 15Class of February, 1930 OFFICERS Harry Kneedler .... Richard Schlafer .... William Anderson .... Harriet Keevill .... President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Class Motto “ Sapere audere” Class Colors Crimson and Silver Class Flower Red Rose Class Yell E-e-e-e-e—1 F-e-b-r-u-a-r-y E-e-e-e-e-—O 1-----9-----3----0 Zis—Boom—Bah Seniors—Seniors Rah—Rah—Rah ’30----’30-----’30 16 THE ORACLECARL WILSON ANDERSON “Look, gang, here comes Andy!” Bubbling over with fun, Andy arrives, with a new joke or witty remark to send us into gales of laughter. Little wonder that he is such a successful joke editor of the Oracle. Andy was one of our lettermen in football, taking his knocks at center without a murmur. He was also one of our best boxers and he won many a high jump for the Track Team, which just goes to prove that Andy, as an athlete, lacks nothing in versatility. He presides as first consul of the Latin Club and is a live member of the Dramatic Club, for Andy is one of our cleverest actors. As Billy Bolton, the dashing halfback hero of the senior play, he caused many a feminine heart to flutter. Old man gloom always disappears when Andy comes along. “ Life is not life at all without delight.” WILLIAM ARTHUR ANDERSON Bud galloped into Abington from Weldon and proved himself as versatile as his living mirror. Now here he is, a letterman in football, a good high-jumper, with tumbling and wrestling too. of no mean repute in all of these. 1 le is the very efficient secretary of t he seniors. It would be difficult to find a better exchange editor of the Oracle. It goes without saying that he is an active member of the French, Latin and Dramatic clubs, as well as of the Junior Fourth Estate. Don’t you remember him as Mr. Bolton in the senior play? Merriment concealed behind a rather serious exterior, a passion for toasted chicken sandwiches and a general air of friendliness make this chap a real man! “ The only way to have a friend is to be one." JAMES ALFRED ASHTON, JR. Jim came to us in ’26 from McKinley Grammar School. He soon mixed up in things by joining the Spanish and Science clubs. Jim was a star track man, winning his letter in the 220 low hurdles. We must not forget Jim’s fistic ability in the square, ’cause he surely can handle his “dukes’’. Although Jim’s slogan is “Save it for tomorrow,” he is always ready to help today. “ The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as being heard." JIMMIE JUNE, 1930 17 AHENRY KERSHNER BARDSLEY, 3rd Little did we guess that, when lien appeared in 1026, Abington had gained one of the most brilliant mathematicians she has ever had! For that was just what happened. Hen merely added “Q. E. D. ” to A. H. S. mathematics. The clubs which boast of his membership are the Mathematics, Latin. Nature and Science clubs, but football and wrestling also lay claim to his athletic prowess. Furthermore, you doubtless realized Hen’s speaking ability at Commencement. Yet, with all, he is one of the most unassuming, likable fellows we know. His knowledge and friendliness make us sure that Henry will accomplish some unusual feats. “ None but himself can be his parallel." ROBERT TREVOR BURSTON Bob, although he wishes to be known as a stamp collector and a man of leisure, like the rest of the Englishmen, is a real math star. He is one of the very few lads who answer Mr. Weirick’s questions in Chapel. Bob, in spite of his great handicap, that of being a Britisher, can appreciate and tell a good joke, although many are on his brothers, the Scots. He has been an active member of the Radio, Math and Science clubs. He will, in life, always turn up the joker. “ Thought is deeper than all speech." II EN MIPMA BARBARA DELL BUSSE She’s that tall, dignified girl we see making her way so quietly and gracefully through the halls. Besides having had time to be a good pal to everyone. Bob was on the class basketball team, also bein an active member of the French. Interims. Reading, Dramatic and Glee clubs. Barbara had a real talent, an ability to act, which we didn’t discover until the senior play. As for pounding out jazz, accompanied by a rich voice—Bob, you’re here. 44 The mildest manners and the gentlest heart." BOB Tilt: ORACLE 18HAROLD WILLIAM CALLOW One of the things we remember best about Harold is his fine tenor voice. Not only did we hear it in Cherry Blossoms and in Assembly, but also in various Christmas programs. To prove that he had more than a musical side, Harold showed his ability on the diamond, being one of the best pitchers Abington has had for some time. When neither of these two activities took up his time, this lad was interested in (he Radio C lub. We shall always remember Harold, with his reddish hair, twinkling brown eyes and fine voice— an interesting fellow. “ Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast. " HAROLD ALMA EURELIA CANNOE 'Phis young lady came to us from Abington Grammar School in 1( 26. She immediately took a fancy to the Spanish Club, ana gently but firmly made herself known there as a steady-going and dependable member. The Commercial Club also found her out, and she gave her attention to these organizations throughout her high school career. In her senior year, she joined the Library Club, and was captain of the Senior Interclass Basketball Team. It was on the basketball floor that we found that hidden strain of humor which lay underneath the sensible exterior so characteristic of Al. 11A quiet manner and a pleasant smile." AL RUTH MARTHA CARPENTER Rufus, who has so much wisdom stored in her bobbed head, has a naturally demure attitude and a pleasant smile for every one. Rufus is our reliable Oracle short-cut editor. The short cuts give us a real glimpse at Ruth whose cjuaintness is combined with originality. The Commercial, Library, Debating, and Spanish clubs surely appreciated her presence because she took an interest in whatever she did. Her ability won her second place in the Flag Contest and a position on the Spelling Team. Although Rufus didn’t spread herself over much space, she did make a lasting impression on us. “In whose little body lodged a mighty mind." RUFUS JUNE, 19 JO 19GORDON STANLEY COOK Cookie, one of Abi net on’s quiet lads, entered this institution of learning from Weldon Grammar School. Cookie is an ardent member of the Vocational, Nature, Science, and Dramatic clubs. His “Aw, gee” makes him appear somewhat like an overwhelmed, weak student, but when you get to know him, you find him capable of a spirited argument, supplied with witticisms which send you into gales of merriment. Good fun and good fellowship spell “Cookie”. “ Slow to talk, quick to act. ” LEROY BRIGGS DAM PM AN, JR. Roy galloped in from Weldon, to make a splendid showing for himself. He is a member of the Nature and Mathematics clubs and secretary of the Science Club. Roy is one of the big noises in the Band and the Orchestra, and we know that he is going to be a second Vincent Lopez if his talent holds out. In math and oral English he is a star, a shining stai—especially oral English. When Roy begins to talk about the Chateau in Quebec it is “frightfully” interesting, we think. When you want to hear something interesting, listen to Roy’s happy way of talking and showing his truly merry make-up. "A smile for all, a greeting glad, An amiable, jolly way he had. ” COOK IK ROY SERAMA LUDY DIX If you see a petite blonde with a demure smile and a pleasant expression on her face, you may be sure that is Dixie. Dixie’s best ability found expression in the Science Club. She further revealed her preference for science and mathematics by being a member of the Nature, Math and Radio clubs. The amount of wisdom on all subjects, stored in her yellow head, placced her in the Spanish Club on the Honor Roll and among Commencement speakers. Serama brought a bit of Southern atmosphere into A.H.S. and we were sorry to see it go. “And still they gazed and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all she knew.” DIXIE 20 THE ORACLEEDWARD TRISDOM DUKE Dukie, that good-looking fellow who had the lead in the operetta, Napoleon Naps, has a voice that not only placed him as a singer hut also made him heard at many a football and basketball game. Ed’s a real sport. As a baseball manager, he has few equals. Dukie is well known in the Math and Science clubs, his ready wit being heard everywhere. In the lab is where Dukie really shines, but he also shone in the dramatic ability he displayed in the senior play. No one will be surprised if Dukie some day joins Mr. Messinger as assistant chemistry professor of Abington High School. “ Mirth, with thee, I mean to live.” i -Kje JOHN BAPTISTE EGNER “Who’s the boy with the curly hair?” That’s what every one wanted to know when John came here from St. Luke’s. Without a doubt, John’s main interest has been football. He gave several players a good fight for their positions. Moreover. John had time to become an interested and conscientious member of the Radio Club. John seems quiet, but when you know him, you’ll learn to look forward to that Irish wit. “Life is hut a bubble and when it bursts, I'll laugh.” FEODY MARIE KATHRYN FOLLANSBEE Curly-haired, blue-eyed, shy and demure—that's Marie. Despite that shyness of hers, Marie has been one of our prize club members for she has been, during her stay at Abington, an active member of the Latin, French, Dramatic, Library, Reading and Glee clubs. That list sort of staggers you, doesn’t it—but in spite of these activities, Marie, with her winning smile and sweet manner, found time to jump right into our hearts and we know she’ll stay there, too! “ love tranquil solitude and such society As is quiet, wise, and good.” MARIK JUNE, 1930 21ELLA ELIZABETH FOSTER Bobby herself, laughing Bobby, whose burnished copper-colored hair reflects the warmth and cheerfulness of her character! With her natural enthusiasm, she jumped into the middle of the fray at the start by playing a part in Seventeen, and connecting her personality with the Latin. French and Library clubs. Bobby flaunted her athletic side on the Basketball and Swimming teams, also being athletic editor of the Oracle, for which the Junior Fourth Estate honored her. You remember her in Leave it to Jane. Bubbling over with fun and pep, Bobby can chase your blues away and make the whole atmosphere cheerful with her gayety. “All her faults are such that one loves her still the heller for them.” RALPH PEARSON GIVENS Happy and cheerful, fully realizing the break he was getting by coming to Abington, Ralph arrived in his sophomore year from Germantown. Two years as halfback on the Varsity Football Team and left field on the Varsity Basball Team have made his athletic ability admired by all. Ralph, even though he is the class “ Heartbreaker, ” has a serious side for he is a meml er of the Math, French and Dramatic clubs. Surely you remember him as the genial Stubby in the senior play. In addition to holding down the job of senior basketball manager, Ralph’s voice and dramatic ability have won for him an important part in this year’s operetta, Napoleon Naps. Ralph, with your gift of frankness, we have high hopes for your future on this little planet of ours. “ Merry of soul is he. ” CONCETTINA JESSIE GODORECCI In 1926, Abington Grammar School graduated one of the quietest girls ever seen in high school. In spite of, or perhaps because of this, her keyword is dependability. Wasn’t Connie present every day for five and one-half years? Sure! Connie was a member of the Commercial, Library, Dramatic, French, and Glee clubs, while she sang m the operetta chorus, last year. Besides this, she held one of the most difficult and trying positions on the Oracle StafT, that of typist. Because of her unexcelled work for the Oracle, Connie was elected to the Junior Fourth Estate. Yes, Connie spoke at Commencement. Is it necessary to say more about one whose actions show so much? “A quiet, likable girl!” CONNIE 22 THE ORACLEEDITH ELEANOR GOLDSMITH This light-haired, happy lass entered Abington from Weldon in 1926. She has always belonged to the Dramatic Club and has bpen actively engaged in every form of public speaking. 1 ler work shows a keen ambition and genuine interest in her school. Besides being a member of the Reading, Mathematics, Latin and French clubs, Eleanor went out for basketball and hockey, while she also gave her assistance to the Girls’ Track Team. Eleanor has been a persistent editor on the Abingtonian Staff. Eleanor has a quiet humor of her own, and you must beware of that mischievous glitter in her eyes. “ To argue or not to argue, that is the question GOLD I £ LEON ALBERT GOSSON Abington Grammar School sent Goose to us, four years ago, and he found the Commercial Club welcoming him with open arms. Goose and Fred being the only commercial boys, they amused themselves by teasing the other commercials—all girls. Goose became a hero to them, when he joined the football and baseball squads, played in the Band, and took the part of Ollie Mitchell in the senior piay. The Abingtonian Staff also claimed him as a member. When ads were needed for the football program, Goose was the boy who went out and got them. In his spare time, he fetched adding machines and repaired typewriters,—for certain young ladies. Yes, sir, Goose has been a busy ladies’ man, one of whom we are proud. 11 Happy ant I; from care Vm free! Why aren't they all contented like me?" GOOSE MARGARET LOUISE GOTWALS Who is that girl in the red dress, with those pretty brown eyes? That’s no other than Louise, who is conscientious and dependable in everything she does. Louise has a talent which we all admire. We had only to hear her play the piano for us in Assembly to know how much her music means to her. However, she did not spend all her time with her music for she was a member of the French, Latin and Reading clubs. Some people are liabilities, but Louise is always an asset to her many friends. “ ’Tis the mind that makes the body rich." LOUISE JUNE, 19 JO 23JOSEPH DONALD GRAHAM Who is that bright, red-headed young gentleman always running around doing something for some one? Of course, it’s Joe. Joe is a native of Huntingdon Valley. He spent a large part of his time with the Vocational Club of which he was treasurer. We realized his ability when he took a humorous part in the Vocational Minstrel Show and likewise acted as Silent Murphy in the senior play. Don't get the idea that Joe is all humor for plucky perseverance won him the position of left guard on the All-Suburban Football Team of 1928. Just as his position on this team was unquestioned, so his position in the hearts of his classmates can never be disputed. 14Rest first, then work.” JOE NAOMI ELIZABETH GRAHAM Naomi dispenses a smile with each and every piece of candy she sells at noontime, and each smile portrays her happy disposition. She is always typing for one of the teachers and her typing is really a joy to behoid. Nome lent her services to the Glee, Library, and Commercial clubs. Her aid as prompter in the senior play was of no little value. As for consistency, Nome received an award for perfect attendance for five and onc-half years, every day a smiling one for her and those about her. 44 Happy-go-lucky in classroom or fun.” NOME GLADYS CHIDLAW GRIGG Gladys was selected as one of the prettiest girls in the Senior Class and rightly, too. Prettiness is not all she has, as she is a most charming and gracious girl. Every one knows Gladys not only by her everpresent giggle and jokes, but by her blonde hair. However, she does have a serious side for she was an active member of the Latin, French, Library and Dramatic clubs. Gladys’ personality was one of the big features of the George School debate; the team had to win with Gladys in her position. That’s Gladys. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” GLADIE 24 THE ORACLERUTH ADELAIDE HAINES A genius is in our midst! A genius—yes, a girl—at making, in the latest fashion, clothes that make others green with envy. Perhaps she may bring some styles from Paris with her when she will have completed her studies in Europe. Ruth, in the good old days, was secretary and treasurer of the Mathematics Club and took an active part in the Reading, Glee, Internos, French and Debating clubs. Chemistry is Ruth’s weakness. If she doesn’t blow' up her good humor and personality, every one will be satisfied. Ruth goes quietly but she makes an impression. “ I joyful smile and a loving heart has she. ” RUFUS MARY ELIZABETH HAM BACH Mary can almost speak for herself, for she certainly has done plenty of it. She is the one you ask when you want publicity stunts for plays or dances. She is the one you ask for monologues w hen some club meeting needs an entertainer. In fact, you always look for her for any program where a speaker in a character part is required. The lucky clubs that held this cheery, amusing girl were Commercial, French, Dramatic, Nature and Latin. Continue your speaking in any form you w'ish, Teddy, but please draw the line at soap box orating. “ We wonder at this girl and yet we like her. ” TEDDY LEORA ANNA HAMPP “Ah, here is ze artiste;” for you know that I.eora is really a budding genius. But her talents are diversified, to say the least, for she signed up with the Art, Nature and Internos clubs while the Tennis, Hockey and Basketball teams welcomed her as a fighting force. Also, she has the honor of being a member of the Junior Fourth Estate. Certainly you remember her marvelous drawings and sketches in the Oracle; they reflect Leora’s colorful imagination, and her delightful, vivid personality. “Art is the expression of one soul talking to another.” LEE JUNE, 1930 25CELINDA.BOUCHER HETZELL Celin has proved so versatile and capable that our head whirls as we look over her activities. Her hard work as a Latin Club member won her the position of consul in that organization and we all know what a fine president Celin made for the French Club. C'elinda’s ambition is to go on the stage. Judging from her work in dramatics, we feel sure that it will be realized. We all remember her clever acting as the mother in Betty's Last Bet and as Flora in Leave it to June. But wherever the future may carry her, on the stage or elsewhere—we wish her all the luck her merry and good-natured disposition deserves. 11A well-trained actress leaves the stage." CELIN JOHN WESLEY JOHNSON, JR. The future Doctor Johnson, or as we know him, just John! The Spanish and Science clubs claimed him as a member when he joined our throng. Every one knows of his humor and story telling. They always bring much merriment, especially to English class. If John continues that way, he will be the original Doctor Happy, guaranteeing to cure his patients by medicine or by his infectious jollity and mirth. 14All nature wears one universal grin." JACK MILDRED LOUISE KAISER Any one who has seen Mildred busily employed in the commercial rooms will agree that she is industrious. But look, this blondehaired miss is a member of the Commercial and Spanish clubs as well as being a member of the Oracle staff. Mildred’s business career will surely be a success if she always possesses such a wealth of the “never-say-die” spirit. We’re all for Mildred and that pluck which makes every one with whom she comes in contact admire her. Thank you, McKinley, for this bright young lady. “.4 maiden modest yet self-possessed." MIL 26 THE ORACLEHARRIET EMMA KEEYILL Who was never serious? Ask any one who knows Hat and he will immediately pronounce her name. As a freshman, she started right out as an active member of the Varsity Hockey Team. She manifested a tendency toward business when she became treasurer of the Reading and Hv-Y clubs and the Senior Class. As a member of the senate in the Student Council, second consul of the Latin Club, a member of the assembly of the French Club, and as manager of the Basketball Team, Harriet displayed her civic interest. The Internos Club also claimed Hat as one of its members. Hat’s voice gave her a part in the operettas: The Bells of Beaujolais, and Cherry Blossoms. Lovable, adaptable, and attractive—that is Harriet. 44 We like her merry chuckle. ” HAT HARRY LANE KNEEDLER Kneed dashed into Abington and athletics at the same time and bowled every one over with his appetite for football, by which he earned the position of left-end on the All-Scholastic team. Then, too, he was captain of the Basketball Team, and a member of the Baseball and Track teams. Aside from athletics, Kneed demonstrated his writing ability as athletic editor of the Oracle, his exective ability as president of his class, and miscellaneous ability as a member of the Junior Fourth Estate, the Student Council and the Latin Club, and of course his dramatic ability as “Jack Larrabee” in the senior play. Such a lot for one person is hard to imagine, but that’s Kneed, the busy one, with the intriguing blue eyes! 44Let a man then know his worth and keep things under his feet.” KNEED DOROTHY EVELYN MAYLAND When North Glenside Grammar School graduated Dorothy, they did not realize that they were losing some one whose talent for writing might prove to be genius. For that is what we expect any moment. You will find that there has been practically no issue of the Oracle in which Dottie has not featured something extremely worth while. Yet she is really not serving on the Oracle Stall, for she is a very active member of the Abingtonian group. Her clubs are Commercial, Latin, Glee, Science and Junior Fourth Estate. Dottie founded the Pickwick Club, too. Dot showed her dramatic and forensic ability on the Debating Team and on the stage. We can remember no play that was not preceded by a sketch presented by Dot and her co-worker Mary. Rememl)er, Dot, real success is genius plus application. We think you have genius. Can’t you make the other? 44And in her mind the wisest books.” DOTTIE JUNE, 1930 27NORMAN WESLEY McDERMOND This quiet fellow, who has so faithfully played the violin in the Orchestra, has a good hit of talent hidden behind that exterior of his. Resides being a member of the Nature, Spanish and Science clubs, Norm assists the singing each morning as a member of the Choir. Norm also has a hobby for drawing—in fact, the more you find out about Norman, the more you find there is to find out. Sounds like a riddle, doesn’t it but get acquainted with Norman and you’ll find the answer. “ No speech is so eloquent as that of music. ” MARY JOSEPHINE McNEAL Mary came in with sails flying in 1026, and she hasn’t furled them yet. For she has been busy, what with being a lively member of the Latin, Dramatic, Spanish and Library clubs and furthermore, being present every day for seven and one-half years! Think that over. Mary hopes to be a trained nurse, and we can say at least that her patients w ill never suffer through her absence from duty. She is sure to cheer them up in her happy way. “In her very quietness is charm.” AUBREY BASIL MULLEY “Fore!—look out, Aubrey. That ball almost hit you.” Aubrey, as you might guess, is interested in golf. I le eats it, sleeps it, dreams it, and in fact, wants to be a professional so that he can live it. In 1928, Aubrey was a member of the only golf team Abington ever had. He has also belonged to the Vocational Club for four years. Now that he has been graduated, we wait patiently and expectantly for developments in the golf line. “So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.” AUB BETTY 28 THE ORACLEETHEL MAE NASH Ethel is that little blonde girl with the big blue eyes. Ethel loves to dance and she must include acting in that category for she was very a faithful member of the Dramatic Club. She followed her interest in commercial subjects by joining the Commercial Club. Ethel belonged to the Library Club and helped out in her vacant periods. If you had heard the English class listen to her interesting talks in the Pickwick Club, you would have realized that Ethel is both interesting and attractive in her Dresden China way. “She is pretty to walk with and pleasant to think on." LEHTE ARTHUR CHARLES NEUMANN, JR. Weldon certainly gave Abington something when they handed Ait to us. His cjueer keen sayings make him liked by all. Art toots a mean horn in the band and he makes you sit up and take notice when he plays the saxophone as he did on Class Night. We might here say that Art has his own ideas as to how the “St. Louis Blues” should be played. Naturallv, with all this ability. Art is a prominent member of the Orchestra. The Science. Nature, and Math clubs also claim him. Art’s most famous achievement, however, was the interview which he got with the A’s right after they won the world championship. Art handed the interview to the Oracle but kept the thrill to himself. “.1 laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market." TKA ETTA DORIS OBERHOLTZER Four years ago. a walking chuckle came from (ilenside-Weldon Grammar School to Abington. Etta, it seems, had a weakness for plays, for no sooner had she entered than she was in the cast of Seventeen, and during the course of her career, played in the Christmas Surprise and Leave it to Jane. Etta’s popularity and ability are the outstanding characteristics of her high school life. Her clubs, Latin, Debating, Dramatic, French. Interims, and Library, certainly show diversified ability, and she is a charter member of the Junior Fourth Estate. Of course everv one knows also, that she is editor-in-chief of a blue-ribbon Oracle. Etta has proved one of the snappiest rebuttal speakers on the negative debating team, for her charming | er-sonality and emphatic delivery doubled the value of her clever speeches. This is Etta, for she knows w hat she wants, and goes about getting it in the right way. J She that yon soars on Golden Wing, not just in studies but everything. ATTE JUNE, 19 JO 29MABEL MARGARET OBERHOLTZER As Mabel was a member of the French Club, we can honestly use petite to describe her. Mabel has quite a lot of ability in the dancing line—if you want to see some real stepping, just drop in and observe Mabel. Mabel also belonged to the renowned Latin Club and the helpful Library Club. Mabel found time to attend meetings of the Commercial and Swimming clubs. You seldom meet Mabel without Ethel whose blonde hair is a perfect foil for Mabel’s brunette beauty. “ Light of step and heart was she. ” MABEL CONRAD SITTNER OSWALD ft ( onnie came to us front Abington Grammar in This peppy and exceedingly talkative youu|f T» in imn eAtfely proceeded to join the Latin and Glee cluly.Lprcy-i h )p)h?r Spanish club meetings, and protect the money elojl igto the Commercial and Dramatic clubs. He was als Wisiness manager for the Abing-tonmn. Connie from !ime to appear in the senior play. Leave Jane, and in -nie operetta. The Bells of Beaujolais. His Ices has made Connie popular with his classmates, friousside. too. for his name has appeared several times Roll. Humor, pep and brains—that’s a mighty nice c rotation, Connie. “ Then he will talk!" Ye gods! How he will talk!" CONNIE WILLIAM DAWSON PARKHOCSE Doggie pulled in on the Abington High School siding in 1926, from Abington Grammar School. Now here we have an active constituent of the Commercial, Dramatic and Science clubs, one of the musicians in the Band and a member of the Student Council,—Doggie himself —with curly hair, such a pleasing smile, and all these activities to his credit! You certainly have noticed the man behind the drumsticks in the Band—well, that was Doggie in a musical mood. 11A merry heart tnaketh a cheerful countenance." doc.oie 30 THE ORACLEEmmy Lou came EMMY LOU PER PAL from Abington, and abounded with abilit her lively personality and all-round Hockey and Swimming|Jk Emmy Lou showed her e: Council and treasurer of her in various other clubs. fc|Jer ecR i' hip-in-chn [ot bad, she provWI “xicutlve abilit vj ;r clast, alSUfrrMin As captain of the lerself unsurpassable, 'secretary for Student many official positions tf of tjae Oracle helped to win two blue ribbon Xot bad, what? Butroi nekfg voice won for her a place in tharcast ofa'herry BlossomsMfnxe Hefts of Beaujolais, and Napoleon Nkps. Emm As dramatic sj rte punier on the cast of Leave it to .kniT the Mollusc) Seienteemdmdjftny's Last Bet, and of a place on the Debating team. She showed her ability by the fact that she spoke at Commencement, and wo» ne English prize. Yes, Emmy was given a .Service award, as welL Emmy is all sparkle and charm, one of the finest girls in Abington. liSpace is nothing to spirit, The deed is outdone by the doing.” PER!’ SAMUEL GORDON RAINEY Squeaker, so called because of his diminutive size, contains plenty of punch and pep. In his four years at Abington, he played a wonderful fighting game of football, winning his gold football and sweater, in his senior year. To see him tackle is an education. Not every one can dig the cinders as well as Squeak. The Latin, Spanish and Dramatic clubs have called his attention to indoor sports. Speaking of dramatic ability, Squeak played his part to a “T” in Leave it to Jane. Squeak, if you fight in life the way you did on the football field, you can be sure that you'll win many gold footballs. “Good goods come in small packages." SQUEAKER ROBERT MXO.V EEYES good!” Did you hear that? obeyed that command, too. von him the place of head cheer-those cheers and made every one affiliated with both the Nature and iresident of the Spanish Club. Still lly played guard on the class football ‘‘Comeon. now! Let’s make thi Well, I guess you did—and vj Bob’s unparalleled wit andj leader. He surely put fighj want to cheer. Bob, who Dramatic clubs, is an more talented, he su m team. Bob has l een aJ aithful contributor of aviation articles to the Oracle and a con»lenjEous Year Book Staff worker. Bob makes you enjoy cheering yiJhyffim. Some day Bob will return to us to say, “Come on. Abiiradfi. that’s the old fight!” “ From the crowrrof his head to the sole of his foot, he is all mirth. ” BOB JUNE, 19 JO 31FREDERICK FERDINAND SCHAEFER Here we have Fred, the first junior to be editor-in-chief of the Abingtonian. and the busy business-man of the school. For you must know that Fred is the one who helps Mr. Krueger with the innumerable accounts, is president of the C ommercial C lub, a member of the Student Council and of the Junior Fourth Estate. Fred played Varsity baseball, and soccer, versatile, what? But do you remember him as Professor Talbot in the senior play the tutor who kept every one howling? Well, Fred is a really good-natured chap. It would be difficult to find another who works so whole-heartedly as this unassuming, dependable man, the busiest of the busy. We understand why he won that Service prize. “A man's action is the only picture of his creed." FRKD RICHARD LLOYD SCHLAFER “Hello, gang!" are the words telling us that Dick is at hand. For four years he has played on the Football and Baseball squads, making his letter, two years, for excellent work in the backfield. Any one who saw the Vocational C lub Minstrel and the senior play must admit that Dick has dramatic ability. As vice president of the Senior C lass, president of the Vocational Club and president of the original Pickwick Club, he will long be remembered. Dick expects to teach physical education. With the start he has now and the fighting spirit which he possesses, he won’t have a bit of trouble. Don’t be too hard on them, Dick. "A man's man." DICK CHARLES RUST SCOTT Scientific? Mathematical? Scotty's just the person you’re look" ing for and we can soon tell you how we know. During his four-year sojourn at Abington, Scotty has joined the Spanish, Nature, Science and Math clubs. (Juite a club member, isn’t he? Just a proof that whatever he does, he does thoroughly! And though Scotty is not very talkative, we know that a world of knowledge and good humor is stored up in that head of his. We can only hope that Rydal will send some more as good as Scotty, to Abington. “Simple truth his utmost skill." SCOTTY 32 THE ORACLEEDWARD FRANK SEAMAN “'I'ickets! Tickets! greatest football game in history- Aldington vs. Lower Merion!” Such were the cries from Ed any autumn day during football season. Then Ed’s work as circulation manager of the Grade will not soon be forgotten for he secured a great many advertisements. Edward belonged to the Math Club, being an enthusiastic supporter of all other activities. Ed drove into Abington and has been driving ever since. W hen any one needed a car for anything at all, Ed was the first to volunteer the use of his. Ed will be admired, too, for his stamina, for, even though handicapped, he participated in football. With this grit and helpfulness, he should drive his way right into success. “ The measure of life is its service ED WILLIAM HOWARD SHORT, JR. Shorty has a smile for every one. During his stay in Abington, he found time to become an active club member. The Nature, Spanish, Science and Math clubs are glad to claim him. Though Shorty is rather quiet, those who know him appreciate that spirit of mischief and good humor. If Shorty isn’t riding around with Roland Cleveland, you are bound to find him with the red-haired Kenneth. When Shorty isn’t going places and doing things, he’s at home reading Peter B. Kyne novels. Yes, sir, Bill’s all wool and several yards tall! “ Good nature and good sense must ever join." SHORTY CHARLES ARTHUR WALTER, JR. Ted is a protege of Weldon. Once here, he settled down and enjoyed membership in the Math, Science, Nature and Latin clubs, later being elected to the Boys’ Hi-Y. He also enjoyed many other extra-curricular activities, among which we find the Golf Team and Track Squad and the boxing tournament, in which he placed as a champion welterweight boxer. Without a doubt, every one will remember Ted because of his scholarship ability as, in his last two years, he placed on the Honor Roll every report period. At Commencement, Ted was presented with the Science Club prize for excellency in science. Ted also participated in the operetta, Cherry Blossoms, and the senior play. His personality enabled him to outsell every one else in the matter of football tickets and his English ability won him the editorship of School News for the Grade. Penn State certainly will advance with him as a student. “ am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute." TED JUNE, 19 JO 33ARTHUR LOUIS WATMOUGH Who’s that fellow bustling around Study Hall, taking charge of the sale of all those tickets and keeping them straight, too? That’s Art Watmough, and that sense of responsibility and his ability to accomplish whatever he starts won many important positions for him during his four years at Abington. He was president of the Nature and Science clubs and secretary and treasurer of the Radio Club, besides being a member of the Mathematics Club and editorial editor of the Oracle. Good bit to be rolled into one person, isn’t it? But that’s not all—Art has another side, too. Was he not a handsome football hero in the senior play and how well he gave that Commencement speech of his? Art reminded us of a steady old fellow till we saw him in the senior play and then we realized that he wasn’t all science, but a fascinating and debonair hero of romance. “ Results are the proof of activity." FLORENCE EDNA WEAKLEY Who could ever forget Florence with her red hair and snapping brown eyes? She always makes her dynamic personality apparent. Starting right out in activities, she took part in playlets and gave readings which delighted her audience. Florence went out for class hockey when she wasn’t attending meetings of the Latin, French, Dramatic, Debating and (dee clubs. She won a place on the Debating Team by her forceful manner of speech and clever thinking, later being elected captain. While Florence took part in many dramatic offerings, in none was she so successful as the gushing chaperon, Mrs. Dalzell, in Leave it to Jane. Perhaps Florence’s best speech was her Commencement address. One might summarize Flo as a clever girl with a rare sense of humor. "Tw good to be merry. ” FLO DOLLIE TAYLOR WEBSTER Four years ago, Weldon Grammar school sent us this quiet miss with her laughing blue eyes and it did not take Dollie long to become a member of the Commercial Club. During the rest of her high school course, Dollie joined the Spanish, Dramatic and Swimming clubs and held the office of treasurer in the Library Club. Many of us have enjoyed reading the lovely poetry Dollie writes. Every one knows that she proved an extremely efficient poetry editor of the Oracle. Dollie does not talk much but when she does, we all want to listen for we have never yet heard her say anything unkind. “Sweet, grave aspect!" DOLL 34 THE ORACLEEDITH HELEN WHITTOCK Unruly, brown curls, twinkling brown eyes and a lot of ability, that’s our picture of Edie. Hockey season finds her rushing up the field after the ball for she is one of our hockey stars. Not only in hockey but in basketball, also, she shines. The Library and Commercial clubs have claimed Edie as a member while the Dramatic Club makes her its secretary. As business manager of the Oracle, she has no equal, for she obtained more advertisements for this publication than any one else during the history of the magazine. This work won her a place with the Junior Fourth Estate. The awarding of a Service prize at Commencement proved that Edith loves and serves Abington always. "How sweet and fair she is.” GEORGE CROUCH WORSTER, Jr. Any of the fellows will tell you that George is an all around sport. Woos is one of our best athletes, having been a member of the Basketball, Football, and Track teams. He also turned out to be a first-rate actor. All were awed at Woozie's performance as dignified Doctor Witherspoon in, Leave It to Jane, and as Tad in Pearls.. George was also a member of the Debating and Latin clubs. Can George drive? We’ll tell the world he can. We always felt that George could do a great deal more than he did and we envy his next school for he will probably give it the benefit of not only his good fellowship but also that ability, which we know he has in reserve. "A gentleman, no matter what he did.” woos JUNE, 1930 35( t_voTla7 mg -—---V BtUSH (?) IMAGINE MY EMBARRASSMENT nort not co MeriTs verc cut a ccnsor JOHNSON .YATtS. BROWN, FURNITURE MOVERS PREFERABLY FOR SENIOR FIATS ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY EiVtN FIRST ATTEMPT AT UNION COMPROMISING POSITION •'“AMATEUR SCENERY MOVER. IN THE SENIOR PLAY M- WITHCLASS HISTORY Class of June, 1930 A Trip to the Studio B—lOLLYWOOD, with all its stars, has a rival! The Senior Class of ’30, no less! The producers are: James Funke, director; Arthur Freeston, assistant; Grace Holland, scenario writer; Arthur Bisbee, financier. The first scene was shot last September. We see Captain Funke dashing madly down the field with his warriors, William Crevello, Arthur Freeston, John Longshore, Charles Marino, and Ralph Hill in close pursuit. To complete the news reel, the basketball court is flooded with light. Manager Bauder blows the whistle, and Captain Ros-siter makes a pass to Jane Fritz. Another bit of spectacular action takes place between Elizabeth Campbell and Helen Jenkins. Then, to finish this composite picture, we see Captain Machines and his Track Team, Arthur Bisbee, Norman Brown, Richard Keyser, and Mason Clark. Bert Freeston comes into view, pitching for the Baseball Team, William Crevello socking the balls, and home-running through the courtesy of Art Freeston and Jimmy Funke. The camera swings around and we focus the lens turret on the hockey field, whose cast is made up of Elizabeth Campbell, Doris Enck, Betty Rossiter and Helen Jenkins, with a wonderful supporting company. Soccer has its few thousand feet of film, with Captain Bisbee, supported by Edgar Armstrong, Edward Niehenke and John MacInnes. We now stumble on Howard Voder, property man; Karpeles Yates, stage manager; Edith Blair, Elizabeth Kennedy, and Gunhild Svenson with Gertrude Firman taking charge of business matters for the new talkie, “Polly with a Past.” Included in the cast are Grace Holland, John Funk, Ernest Ruzicka, Helen Bauder, Laura Slight, Art Bisbee, Valerie Finlay, Betty Phillips, James Funke, Francis Carney, Sommers Smith and Atherton Chapman. On another stage, where we are guided by Henry Johnson, a brilliant musical romance is being done: “Napoleon Napping,” with Jane Fritz, Grace Garlinger Dorothy Shiel doing the accompaniment and Jimmy Funke in the leading roles. The costumes are by Taylor, Taylor and Taylor, (Marion, Sylvia, and Natalie.) The Studio Weekly, the Abingtonian, and the Oracle, the other official publication, with its staffs of busy people: Arthur Bisbee and Betty Rossiter, editing, assisted by Howard Yoder and Francesca Wyatt, were industriously recording all studio activities and keeping their force of Martha Stover, Marguerite Redden, Blanch Powell, Joseph Markley, Winifred Mulley, James Mudd, Ruth Graham, Anna Hansen and Arietta Hansford busy. Following Betty Genther, Ruth Graham and Francis Mansfield to a delightful tearoom we beheld directors Charles and William Walton. On finishing our delectable refreshments, we suddenly spied Mildred Davenport and Helena Gassmann coming toward us. Our conversation was cut short by the interruption of the critic, Morris Hankin, telling us that it was five-thirty and the gates had closed at five. Taking this hint we took our leave from the surroundings of our former classmates where everywhere was a whirl of activity, somewhat puzzling, but going on all the time. Grace Holland, ’30. Francis Carney, ’30. JUNE, 19 JO 37Class of June, 1930 OFFICERS James Funke................................President Arthur Freeston.......................Vice President Grace Holland..............................Secretary Arthur Bisbee..............................Treasurer Class Motto “To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield!’’ Class Colors Blue and White Class Flowers Lily of the Valley and Sweet Pea Class Yell Let’s give a cheer for the Blue and White Who never give up without a fight. Let’s give a yell for the Good Old Class— Ray—bing—so long—out then pass! 38 TIIE ORACLEJ. EDGAR ARMSTRONG Have you ever heard about seniors with sunny smiles? Well, Hud’s is the smile that won’t come off, even while he’s doing his hard problems in chemistry. Hud has been interested in sports ever since he entered from Abington Grammar School in 1926. Not only has he starred on the soccer teams of ’26, ’27, ’28, but has also given us an example of his school pep as a member of the Football Team of ’29. Besides all this. Hud had time to be a member of the Science and Latin clubs and a property man for the senior play. Maybe that’s why the play turned out so well—who knows? If you want to be sure of it, don’t call on Hud. He’s too modest. “ The harvest of a quiet eye, That broods and sleeps on his own heart. ” BUD HELEN VIRGINIA HAUDER Who is the girl whom we justly label the height of fun, yet the incarnation of activity, the essence of kindliness and generosity, the possessor of personality and dignity? To state her name is unnecessary, for our Helen in both character and deed, is very self-expressive. Helen came directly from James H. Claghorn School to our Honor Roll. Helen, in addition to her official affiliations with Hi-Y and Internos, was twice president of the Reading Club and a member of the Latin Club. Her worth to Mr. O’Brien’s department is indicated by the fact that she has been a member of the C hoir for three years, making the Honorary Eurydice Club, and holding down a part in Napoleon Naps. Helen can act, too! Did you see her as Mrs. Van Zile in the senior play? Helen is a mighty busy lady, but with all her tasks, she still finds time to instill into Laura’s mind the attitude of perfect propriety. • “It is not enough to speak, but to speak true." DOMP ARTHUR LEONARD BISBEE, JR. Art is one of the most reliable and diligent members of his class His versatile character has made him an outstanding leader both indoors and on the athletic field, while his sterling worth has been a sustaining influence in all activities of the school. Who can boast of the all-round ability of one who has been editor-in-chief of the Abingtonian, president of the Student Council, captain of the Soccer Team, member of the Debating Team, Hi-Y Club and Junior Fourth Estate, executive committee of the A. A., a tennis star, and treasurer of his class? With unruffled poise and humor, as Harry Richardson in the senior play, he piloted Polly with a Past in and out of troubles. Art is one of those fellows you can’t help liking and admiring good-natured, conscientious, he combines qualities which make for success, and set him apart as an honor to his Alma Mater. Hut—Art has a humorous side, too. It’s—it just can’t be explained. It’s Art. “In action faithful and in honor clear." ART JUNE, 19 JO 39EDITH MAY BLAIR The next exhibit is Edith, one of the busiest people around th fortifications, especially when the Oracle is going: to press for she is our very obliging typist. She is an active ingredient of the Swimming, French and Commercial clubs, and also a worthy member of the Student Council. With all that, she even finds time to play class basketball. You see that Edie is quite an important lady. She is just as pleasant as she looks, a very happy Edith, one of the best little “gals” that ever wore out a typewriter! “ Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well." EDIK NORMAN ALLEN BROWN Allow me to introduce smiling Brownie. He has been busy ever since he arrived by officiating as treasurer of the Art Club, besides being a member of the Commercial, Science, and Dramatic clubs. In the way of sports. Brownie has been a member of the Track Team and manager of the Swimming Team; he has also played in the Band. It happens that there is not much of Brownie, but what there is, is full of pep. You will find him an easygoing chap, “frightfully” amusing. If you ever feel depressed or need a friend, see Brownie. "He will he talking." brownie ELIZABETH GIBSON CAMPBELL Bepps is a bundle of charming personality with a great deal of “uncommon” sense, for she is one of those who can talk sensibly about Emerson. She vaulted into the Reading, Hi-Y and Spanish clubs and also warbled in Mr. O’Brien’s choruses. In athletics, Bepps wields an evil hockey stick, and how she can swim and play basketball! Bepps is just a streak of humanized lightning, dashing hither and thither, leaving a happy impression behind. "A companion to ail her friends." BEPPS 40 THE ORACLEFRANCIS JAMES CARNEY One-sixty! One-seventy! One-eighty! Groans! Groans! Groans! Don’t get excited for it’s only Francis reading the meters of the New York City taxicabs. Francis might well be classed the prize humorist of the class, for he just keeps us ripping with his jokes. Rut he puts his mind to more serious things when he takes part in the Latin, Spanish, Dramatic or Mathematics clubs. And as Commodore Rob Parker in the senior play, he scored another laugh. It was not enough for Francis to be an actor, he had to be a writer also; he wrote several plays for the Latin Club and several stories for the Abingtonian and the Oracle. The least we can say of Francis is that he is the life of the class. “Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am whole volumes in folio ' J. ATHERTON CHAPMAN English wandered up to Abington from Cheltenham in 1928, and we are just releasing him. His frank and expressive manner of speaking earned for him a place of distinction on the Debating 'Peam. He later became president of the Debating Club. English’s favorite clubs run to French. Dramatic, Latin and Mathematics. Certainly you haven’t forgotten the excellent way in which he portrayed the stranger in the senior play. English, you know, has a very liberal and startling mode of expressing his views but that is just a bit of personality that makes him different from the rest. “ never knew ro young a body with so old a head." FRANCIS ENGLISH HOWARD MASON CLARK, JR Turk is another one of the class who came to us from Glenside-Weldon in 1926. He has distinguished himself as a cartoonist surely you have noticed some of his peppy cartoons in the Oracle and the Abingtonian. He has appeared as an active member on the rolls of the Mathematics, Art, Glee. .Science, and Radio clubs. And don’t forget wrestling he is the middleweight champion of the school. His strength has been tried at football and track to quite some advantage. We understand, also, that Turk has a winning way with the women. “ To he honest as this world gees, Is to be one man picked out of ten thousand." TURK june, mo 41WILLIAM FRANCIS CREVELLO Hutch is that curly-headed boy well-known on the football gridiron and the baseball diamond. On the Football Team, Butch is a speedy halfback, while, for four years, he has played center field in baseball, thrilling the students with his fielding and home runs. The Tumbling Team also claimed him for its ranks. On the other side of school life, Butch has been a very faithful member of the Vocational Club. However, he was amply rewarded in his senior year by the presidency of this organization. If you’re anxious to see Butch, look for Art and you’ll find them—doing trig. 44 None but the brave deserve the fair. ” MILDRED GEN'l AVENPORT I From all appearances, Mid looks as quiet and gentle as her middle name tells, but this is another case of looks deceiving. Mid has always been out for class hockey, basketball and track, having placed on all class teams. You should hear her when she gets enthusiastic over some sport or other. For such a small person, she has quite an alto voice which she has tested out in the operetta and as a member of the Choir. “Life is a great bundle of little things DORIS MAY EN’CK Abin on Grammar School sent us this quiet young lady in 1926. She is rather slow to start anything but before she has finished, it certainly has a push behind. She demonstrated this as fullback on the Hockey Team. Don’t ever get in front of a ball that Doris has hit! Then, too, Dottie takes quite an interest in the clubs, for isn’t she vice president of the Library Club, as well as a member of the Latin, Internos, Hi-Y and Spanish clubs? If you want to find Doris, she can usually be found in the library, helping Miss Kutz. 44 They're only truly great who are truly good. ” mid bitch DOTTIE 42 THE ORACLEVALERIE EDYTHE FINLAY “When she raises heavy lashes, with dewy, startled glance, I dream of fairy laughter, and merry elfin dance—” We find Valerie in serious mood, diligently a member of the Latin Club, a part of the Reading and the Glee clubs, a force in the Student Council, with great civic pride. I low she w hizzed past us on the hockey field! Did she ever lack an escort at our dances? As a parting gesture, she Hared as Mrs. Davis, the pretty, gay widow of the senior play. We shall not soon forget our Finn. “It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way.” GERTRUDE KATHRYN FIRMAN As a freshman from Glenside-Weldon, Gertie entered A. H. S. in 1926. She wasted no time in beginning her studies because her name frequently appeared on the Honor Roll. Her favorite subject must have been arithmetic, for she surely excelled in that as well as in bookkeeping. If a tw'isting transaction came between you and the answer, Gertie did the untwisting gladly. This won her a place on the Oracle Staff as a competent bookkeeper—a wise selection. In her junior year, she joined the Library and Commercial clubs. We may add that Gertie is fond of church work. Shall we ever forget Gertie’s merry little giggle? We doubt it! “ Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: 1 were but little happy, if I could say how much. ” GERTIE ARTHUR FREESTON, 3rd Introducing that man called Art, and what a lot we can say for him: captain of the Baseball Team, active in soccer, more so in basketball, and a marvel in football: wrhat more do you expect of a pair of brown eyes? Then, too, being secretary and treasurer of Boys’ Hi-Y, vice president of the Senior Class, and a member of the Science and Vocational clubs shows Art’s popularity in other lines. You will always find him looking with composure at everything going on about him. and absorbing it all with a display of good-natured interest. Yes, Arthur is one of those amiable, happy-go-lucky fellow's w'ho make Abington a pleasant place. “ Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.” ART JUNE, 1930 43BERTRAM SOLLY FREESTON Remember the halfback that took that ball through Radnor’s line to score the only touchdown of the game and win it for his team? That was Bert. Then, too, there is another Bert, the pitcher on the Baseball Team and the captain of the 1929-30 Basketball Team. His ability in activities is proved by the fact that he was a worthy member of the Science Club and athletic representative of his class. You know—Bert has a little trick of helping out just when one least expects it. His engaging, carefree personality won him many feminine hearts and his sense of humor won him many laughs. Bert, when asked in English class to describe some one in the room, tactfully remarked that she was “ not fat but slightly heavy-set. ” We have a sneaking suspicion that Bert has some Irish in him. “I'm armed with more than complete steel. ” JANE GRACE FRITZ We have but to mention Jane’s name to remind us of her ability as a singer. Her pepand personality account for much of her popularity. She is like a whirlwind on the basketball floor where she has been shining for three years as side-center and forward. If we can’t find Jane in Dramatic, Glee. Reading or Hi-Y clubs, we look for her in Student Council or on the tennis court. It’s impossible to keep away from the subject of Jane’s singing. Any one who has heard her in the operettas Cherry Blossoms and The Bells of Beaujolais will wish to hear her sing soon again. Maybe some day she'll be a second Galli-Curci. “Oh, she will sing the savageness out of a bear.” BERT FKITZ1E JOHN WILLIAM FUNK Jack is the Abington “Paul Whiteman" as he surely can play the jazziest jazz on the sax and piano; consequently he is a member of the Orchestra and the Band. Besides this, he is president of the Math Club and a member of the Latin, Art. Science and Radio clubs. Moreover, Jack is an agile tennis player and a first-class artist. Did you see the peacock screen used in the senior play and the picture of Lindbergh's ship, which was on display in the library? Jack did them. This versatile individual also had a hidden talent, acting, which we didn’t discover until we heard him as Rex Van Zile, the masculine lead, in Polly with a Past. If you want to laugh and have a good time, seek our our friend, Jack. “ True wit is nature to advantage dress'd. What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed." JACK 44 THE ORACLEJAMES MILLER FUNKE If you haven’t yet met Jimmie, step up and get acquainted with our stellar quarterback captain, he made the All-Suburban, too. Jim has been interested when Jim gets interested, something happens in the Latin, Dramatic and Mathematics clubs, as well as in baseball, basketball, track, and of course, football. In every one of these activities Jimmie gave all he had, and unselfishly, too. Then he was vice president of the Student Council, president of the executive committee of the Athletic Association and president of his class. I le helped on the Year Hook and Oracle staffs, and officiated par excellence as Prentice Van 7ile, lady killer, in the senior play. Jim’s civic pride was reflected in the fact that he was elected president of the Boys’ 1 li-Y. As if this were not enough, Jimmie took part in the operetta, Cherry Blossoms. As a dentist, we think Jim would make a dandy president of the United States. “ The kindest man, The best condition'd and unwearied spirit In doing courtesies. ” JIMMIE GRACE IRENE GAR LINGER I Urace is the little dark-haired girl with the big alto voice. To hear her sing, you would wonder where this dainty little person could keep such a deep voice. Where there’s anything musical going on in school, you’ll find Grace. She has been in every operetta since her freshman year, and has taken an active part in the Glee Club. Natuially she sits on the platform, and on the first row, too. She also belongs to the Dramatic Club. Languages must have interested Grace for she joined the Latin and French clubs. She must like reading for she belongs to that active Reading Club. Grace can write poetry. We often wonder why and how that little, black, curly head can hold so much at once. 44 Lightly was her slender nose Tip-tilted like the petal of a flower." grace HELENA MARIE GASSMANN Are there any of us who are not acquainted with that blonde girl of Room Three? Helena entered Abington from North Glenside in 1926, as a very quiet girl and a very quiet girl she has remained. However, the Spanish and Commercial clubs have claimed her as one of their members who can be relied on at all times. Helena does not number talking among her chief delights but once in awhile she has broken the spell by telling us of that trip she took to Switzerland when she was a little girl. We envy Helena her blue eyes and quiet nature. “And oft I have heard defended Little said is soonest mended." Helena JUNE, 1930 45ELIZABETH FOX GENTHER What mischief, Betty, can be seen behind those smiling eyes. Betty has made a host of friends at Abington, some of whom were found, no doubt, in the Latin, French or Dramatic clubs, of which she has been a member. Betty, who is also a member of the Choir, has sung in the operettas for the last two years. In her more serious moments, she can usually be found in the drawing room making a poster,because Betty is an artist! She made a poster that won her a prize. Even though Betty tries to be serious occasionally, it seems just impossible. Don’t try, Betty; we like you just as you are. “ Tts not in mortals to command success But we’ll do more, Sempronius; we’ll deserve it.” BETTY RUTH ELEANOR GRAHAM Here is the laughing Ruth who pranced into Abington from Weldon. She has belonged to many clubs in her day, the Dramatic, Latin, French, Internos, Reading and Glee clubs being the ones of her choice. She has sung in the chorus of every operetta since her freshman year. You know she can sing or the audience would have objected long ago. This happy lady can always think of the brightest questions to ask in English class when every one else is on the verge of boredom. We have not seen for many a moon such a talkative, jolly being as this woman called Ruth. “ Those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of honour.” SNOOKY MORRIS HENRY HANKIN Morris came to us from Springfield High in 27 and jumped into the Latin Club right awray. Moe says he wants to be a lawyer, and from the way he cross-examines Mr. Messinger about radium, vanadium, zirconium and I HO, we think that he’ll be a success. Morris is an orator, too; don't you remember that speech he made, encouraging us to attend the senior play? As Marcus in the Latin Club skit, attired in that colorful Turkish toga, Hank showed his dramatic ability. Morris has an uncanny skill in writing essays; ask Miss Miller. But wrhere Moe shines is in driving the Chewy. 11Toil is the law of life and its best fruit. ” MOE t. 46 THE ORACLEANNA MARIE HANSEN Ann stopped in at Abington in 1926 on the way from George W. Childs School in Philadelphia. She has been quite active around the knowledge factory, helping along the class basketball team, and working with the Reading, Glee and Latin clubs. Although Ann may strike you as being a most serious person, at times she throws off this mask and shows her own jolly self. At all times you will find her ready to help along anything worthwhile. Ann is one of the snappiest people you may wish to meet. “Hope! thou nurse of young desire.'1 ANN ARLETTA SATERLEE HANSFORD Introducing Lettuce! No, this is not a produce market. We mean Arietta; better known as Lettuce to her friends. Lettuce is a cheerful sort of person, always ready for a good laugh, especially in music class. She must like music for she spends most of her time in the music room or in practicing for an operetta. Don’t think that Lettuce does nothing but sing. She is an ardent booster of the Commercial Club and a member of the Basketball and Dramatic clubs. Invite us to the concert, Lettuce, when you outshine Paderewski on the piano! “A merry heart goes all the day." LETTUCE RALPH MULFORD HILL Ralph's one of those quiet-but-always-doing-something fellows at Abington. Since entering Abington, Hilly had an ambition to play-football and in his senior year he did make good. In the meanwhile, he joined the Math Club, having been one of the most ardent admirers of Math. Ralph is a great mathematician and dreams of becoming a builder and contractor. If actions speak louder than words, Hilly is a loudspeaker. “ Give thy thoughts no tongue mi.lie JUNE, 1930 47GRACE RAYMOND HOLLAND Dainty, winning Grace in person, with an inner dignity which causes us to pause and ponder, and then takes us unawares with a Hashing smile and sparkling eye—these are part of Grace. Who could guess that such a modest lady could, with the lift of an eyebrow, transport us to the adventures of a charming French actress? As Polly with a Past, she intrigued and enchanted us. With her ability in dramatics, she carried the club through a successful season. Always a balancing power for uplift, Grace has been a member of the Internos Club and Student Council as well as secretary of her class. She still found time to be a member of the French and Glee clubs and to write for the Abingtonian, for which she won a place in the Junior Fourth Estate. She is just Grace to all who know her. “And 'tis my faith that every ft ower Enjoys the air it breathes." GRACE HELEN ANN JENKINS Light brown, wavy hair! Big brown eyes! What! you don’t know her? My but your education is lacking! This future aviatrix is also quite an artist; if you doubt it, look at a few of her masterpieces in the Oracle where she is listed as art editor. She seems to be a club woman, being president of the Library and Art clubs and an active member of the Hi-Y Club. The Latin, Spanish and Math clubs also clamor for her. She has a failinsr for all sports, hockey, basketball and track, managing the last. When she smiles, we often wonder whether Jimmie jumped here from the Dolly Dimple paper dolls. “ This is the face that launched a thousand ships. " JIMMIE HENRY WEBER JOHNSON Last fall. Hen jumped the hurdles and found himself in Abington. By this action, the Science Club and the Swimming Club gained an ardent member. Hen worked madly behind the scenes to make the senior play a success. You never miss him at a dance. He is always dashing around, trying to find out how he can help, and chasing your melancholia away with his outbursts of canned sunshine. “Hang sorrow, care'll kill a cat." JOHNNIE 48 THE ORACLEELIZABETH KENNEDY The most noticeable thing about Lee Lee is her laugh. It’s the gayest, merriest tinkle of sound we've ever heard. Elizabeth is one of the peppiest members of the Commercial Club: she sold candy at the football games, helped for the Hallowe’en Party and the Christmas Party. Lee Lee certainly is good at drawing money out of one’s pocket especially at Christmas. Besides the Commercial Club, Lee Lee found time to work in the Dramatic and Spanish clubs, and circulate circulation for the Oracle. If you’re blue and want to stay that way, don’t go near Lee Lee. 14 Heart on her lips and soul within her eyes Soft as her clime, and sunny as her skies.” I.EE LEE RICHARD CORNELIUS KEYSER As Dick grew tired of Down East, he migrated to Abington from Morgan School, Connecticut, last fall. The Latin Club called him and he responded; the Track and Swimming teams called and he made them; so there you are. This New Englander doesn’t waste words. You just like him because you must. To look at him you might believe him a bit dreamy, but there is lots of pep behind him, and when he talks, you sit up and listen. He has the most absurd way of looking at you and making you feel entirely at home with him. “ Men of few words are the best men. DICK , JOHN EL WOOD PETERS LONGSHORE Johnny came to us from Glenside-Weldon. His chief attainment at Abington was football, at which he teally amounted to something. He is a jolly good fellow, always ready for fun. which he usually manages to have. ()ne can never accuse Johnny of being too serious, even at Latin and Dramatic Club meetings. Although not many people know it. Johnny writes; his sea stories are worth reading. Maybe Johnny will turn out to be a great author, who knows? Johnny has the reputation of being a lady’s man. He really is popular with the girls. He has all the requirements—dark eyes, dark hair and a pair of gold footballs. If you don’t know Johnny, get an introduction—you’ll never regret it. 4‘ Much study is a weariness to the flesh!” JOHNNY » JUNE, 19 JO 49JOHN TAYLOR MacINNES Ever see that tall, cheerful fellow walking around the campus with a pole in his hand? Mac, the pole-vaulter! He just sails over that bar. But that’s not all. for he makes quite a back-stop for soccer balls on the Soccer Team. He’s pretty much at home in the water, too. being a member of the Swimming Team. In between times, he participates in the activities of the Latin and Science clubs. Mac’s ambition is to own a circus. Maybe he’ll be his own tall man. “ There were Giant in the earth in those days!” MAC MARY FRANCES MANSFIELD Frannie skipped into Abington with a lot of other freshies from Glenside-Wekion. She started with a bang by appearing on the I lonor Roll. Of course this showed us what Frannie is really made of. The first to recognize this was the Interims Club; then the Reading, Latin, Math, and Dramatic clubs claimed her attention. Frances shines particularly in chemistry class it seems that her hobby is to answer all the questions asked. She hides this behind her quiet dignity. When the real Frances fares forth, a sunny nature blossoms from beneath that mask. “ She is pretty to walk with, A nd witty to talk with, And pleasant to think on, too." FRANNIE CHARLES MARINO Charlie, my boy, entered A. H.S. from McKinley School in 1926, joining the ranks of the vocational and later becoming a member of the Vocational Club. Charlie played on the Baseball ream and was a star on the Football Squad. Worry may come to Charlie's door but it never seems to be admitted. When anything’s going on. he is always on the job, especially when it’s arguing. Charlie can convince you that black is white and with his ready smile, can make you like it. 11Silence is more musical than song.” CHARLIE % 50 TIIE ORACLEJOSEPH FOLWELL MARKLEY, JR. The first thing Joe did on entering Abington was to join the Latin Club. Soon afterwards he became a member of the Nature Club. We all have heard Joe's bass voice, for isn’t he a member of the Choir and in the operetta chorus? Surely, none of us can forget Joe’s talks in English class! And—though very few people know it— Joe can write poetry. Many times Joe afforded us intermission in English class by arguing about his poetry. But Joe’s comments are always interesting. “A man after my own heart.” JOE JAMES MULLEY MIJDD Although Jimmie is quiet anti retiring, he has a reputation for doing whatever he does rather well. We don’t know what we should have done if Jimmie had not been in Miss Turner’s English class, with his work always prepared. We’ll remember Jimmie for that. Jimmie is a member of the Vocational (dub. He has made his debut on the baseball field. He may always be found at the golf links where many know him as one of the best players among the caddies. We still hold hopes that Mr. Sohl will bring a smile upon our Jimmie’s solemn face. “ Give every man thine ear but few thy voice. ” JIMMIE WINIFRED DAISY MULLEY Now here is Winnie the quiet, thoughtful one, who enlisted in Abington's files in 1926. Obeying her womanly instincts, she joined a few clubs: Science. Nature and Glee. Then to show us that she also had a functioning brain, she popped up on the Honor Roll. Winnie wrote little pieces of wisdom for the Abingtonian. Once you get to know Winnie, you’ll find that she hides a wealth of knowledge behind her silence; she is really the quaintest person! 44 Learning is but an adjunct to ourself’.” WINNIE JUNE, 19 JO 51EDWARD HAZELTON NIEHENKE A little yellow bus brought Dhu to Abington from McKinley in 1926. After settling down and finding no dancing engagements to attend, he gave some of his time to the Vocational, Dramatic, Science and Glee clubs. If his affairs with the maidens were not so urgent, he might drop in and stunt with the 'Fumbling Team during basketball halves. Dhu’s a quiet sort of fellow but to his friends he is an all-round sport. If in need of a hand, buck up with him and he’ll do anything for you. “ Thought is deeper than all speech. ” DHl ELIZABETH WALTON PHILLIPS Betty slipped rather quietly into Abington in the fall of 1926. She api ears to be rather quiet but gives usa surprise every once in a while when some of that pent-up energy gets loose. Betty always is willing to help out in anything and if she is not asked to do something, she usually volunteers. The Latin. Spanish. Hi-Y, Dramatic and Library clubs have claimed this steady worker at some time during her four years with us. She played the part of Parker, the maid, in Polly with a Past. In between practices, she appeared on that select list, the I lonor Roll. If you care to know more of Betty, go ask Doris for you’ll usually find Doris wherever Betty is. “ Her fresh young figure, lithe and tail. Her radiant eyes, her brow benign. ” BLANCHE CAIN POWELL As Bae thinks that she must save her strength for her art work, it is not very often that you catch her talking,—except in debates, and there she shows her mettle. Bae is also a member of the Dramatic Club, and secretary of the Art Club. You will find her a rather demure, cheerful person, always with her eye open for artistic things, a very artistic person herself. “Like,—but oh how different ” BETTY BAE 52 THE ORACLEMARGUERITE CATHARINE REDDEN Margy is an import from McKinley. The Commercial and Spanish clubs claim her as their own and Margy has been busy, too. in helping with the Commercial (Mub’s Christmas parties. She was the one who demonstrated high-powered candy-salesmanship at the football games. When not upholding her other activities, she was busy-managing the circulation end of the Oracle. You won't be able to forget Margy. the girl with the laughing brown eyes, the girl who could make a diabetic buy candy and enjoy it. “ Whence is thy learning?Hath thy tail, O'er books consum'd the midnight oil?" MARGY M. ELISABETH ROSSITER Why her hair is amber and her mouth of geranium red, we have often wondered about our athletic Betty. She has played hockey and basketball, being captain of the Basketball Team. Besides being an efficient editor-in-chief of a blue-ribbon Oracle and a member of the Junior Fourth Estate, she was a member of the Student Council, the French and Glee clubs, as well as secretary of the Latin. Reading and HI-Y clubs. That seems a great deal to be found in any one person but Betty just spells capability. Her capability and her loyalty to her friends are as shining as the color of her hair. “In virtues nothing earthly could surpass her." ERNEST FRANK RUZICKA McKinley produced Ernest in 1926 and here he is again! He increased the ranks of the Science and Dramatic clubs by one, and in his spare moments tried his hand at football. No doubt you remember him as Stiles in the senior play. Ernest is about the most good-natured person around, and his droll manner of speaking is only another attribute that enables you to pick him from the rest. “ am sure care's an enemy to life." Lot IE • JUNE, 19 JO 53DOROTHY JEAN SHEIL Dot came from Glenside-Weldon with all colors flying. Her brightest one still shines forth as her excellent piano playing in auditorium. For the past two years, she has occupied that seat by the piano and also a membership in the Latin, French, Internos and Hi-Y clubs. Not only does she stand out in club activities but note her lovely blush and ready laughter. Her artistic temperament and her frankness make her a real piano artist. “ Where did you get your eyes so blue, Out of the skier as you came through?' DOT LAURA MARGARET SLIGHT Laura surged down from Upper Moreland as a junior, and here we have her one year later. I ler determined way was of no little aid in debating, for Laura rather likes a good argument and can prove that she is always right. Laura’s other activities include membership in the Internos, Library, Hi-Y and Reading clubs. Her charming voice has found her a place in Mr. O’Brien’s Honorary Society. You remember her in the operetta and certainly in the senior play, where she found a vent for her determined ideas. Laura is that way you know, but she is also somewhat pensive, yet brilliantly happy, delighting in teasing all her friends. “And e'en her failings lean d to virtue's ride.' LAURIE SOMMERS NICKERSON SMITH, 2nd Sommers talked his way into Abington High from Weldon in 1926, and we are just turning him loose. I le united forces with the Nature, Dramatic, Science and Debating clubs, and donated his voice to the operetta chorus. Smitty took a shot at the Honor Roll when he arrived and graced that honored list for awhile. But Sommers soon found his metier, out of school, and he did not come before the public eye until the senior play; then, as Clay Collum—the temperamental artistic interior decorator, he helped fill the class treasury. Smitty rather likes conversing on the more serious side of life, but he is an optimist at that. “A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature.' SMITTY 54 THE ORACLEMARTHA STOVER Linden High School of Linden, New Jersey, sent a quiet little lady to Abington in her senior year. Thank you, Linden, we’ve most assuredly enjoyed Marti’s spirit in Abington. Indeed any one who has seen Marti dashing from one commercial room to another will certainly say that she is an enthusiastic worker. In Linden, this active person belonged to the French and Economics clubs, while Abington’s Commercial Club is justly proud of her. Most of all, we dare not forget, yes, we can not forget what wonderful times Mr. Krueger had in teasing this bright-eyed girl. We do agree with Mr. Krueger in that he’ll probably wait a long while before he gets a pupil who can be teased and remain so good-natured as does Marti. “ The frank young smile, the hair's young gold!" MART! GUNHILD CHRISTINE SVENSON Gunhild dropped into Abington fiom McKinley. How glad we are that she came, for Gunhild always seems to radiate sunshine, and her smile is infectious, really contagious! Furthermore. Gunhild is kept busy with the Ahingtonian typing, and her membership in the Swimming, Commercial, Spanish and Glee clubs. You never see the Abingtonian typing, but you can be sure that it is a pleasure for the printer to read the copy Gunhild sends. Gunhild has been honored for her work on the Abingtonian by being made a member of the Junior Fourth Estate. Certainly Gunhild won’t tell you that, for she is reserved, to say the least, but how much mischief is hidden in those dancing blue eyes! 14 Young in limbs, in judgment old." MARION RUTH TAYLOR Another from Abington Grammar School—-Marion happened along in 1926, and we liked her and kept her here. She has an eye for basketball, and is much interested in the Nature and Science clubs. Marion has a position also as Girl Scout Captain. This Abingtonian, who is very lovely, doesn’t mind going out of her way to please. But then, that is only Marion herself, a smiling, happy person. 14For some we loved, the loveliest and the best" GUNHILD JUNE, 1930 55NATALIE ROSE TAYLOR Here’s the first half! Of the Taylor twins, of coarse! Alike and yet different ! Nat, we understand, is quite an orator in English class, which probably accounts for her ability in the Dramatic Club. She is also a member of the Spanish, Swimming, and Glee clubs. She does the “sister act ” with her cwin by being on the Tennis Team. Nat thinks she’s destined to be a kindergarten teacher but we think, because of all her abilities, added to her aptitude for writing and typing, that she might be an understudy to Eva La Gallienne. “Strew gladness on the paths of the world.” NAT SYLVIA LILLIAN TAYLOR “Where’s Nat? Any one seen Nat?” Oh, that’s just one-half of thetwins, looking for her other half. Syl can always be found in the art room. She manages the finances of the Art Club. Or maybe she’s in the Dramatic, Library, (dee or Swimming clubs. She is quite as versatile an artist, as she is fend of dancing. A little person like Syl should be quite a success as a dancer. Then again, as a last bet. you might look for her on the tennis court, at which sport she is not a beginner. As an artist and writer, Syl, we are predicting a great future for you. “ The difficulty in life is choice.” CHARLIE SYL CHARLES CONARD WALTON Ivyland sent Charlie to us. On arrival, he joined the Vocational Club and he has supported it faithfully evei since. He divided the rest of his time between the Nature and Radio clubs, the Band and the Orchestra. It is the common opinion that we shall always remember Charlie for his cheery grin and for his quiet composure in English class. We like to hear him talk but he seldom gives us a chance. “ Words are women, deed:' are men.” 56 TIIE ORACLEWILLIAMJ CARTER WALTON Although Bill did not enter Abington until 1927, as a sophomore from Hatboro High, he soon gained the true Abington spirit, for has he not been a real supporter of the Commercial Club? The Band will certainly miss his valuable assistance. Bill is one of the silent mem-l ers of our class, but he expresses his feelings in poetry, which may be read in the Oracle. Oh yes, we must also add that Bill’s hobby is driving a Chrysler. 11 A little joy—a little sorrow, What care I what comes tomorrow?” BILL FRANCESCA MACKENZIE WYATT Some people are always doing, doing, doing—Cesca’s one of these. Cesca was born in Milan, and she must have brought back some of that Italian sun in her sunny disposition. She had a chance to radiate this sunshine as second consul of the Latin Club and vice president of the Dramatic Club. She shone also as a member of the Debating Team. As alumni editor of the Oracle. she secured many interesting communications from “those that were”. She was awarded a membership in the Junior Fourth Estate for her never ceasing work. As she was a member of the Dramatic Club, we often saw her on the stage in various productions. Then, too. Cesca writes the best poetry, —she is poet laureate of 'he class. We understand that when Cesca isn’t in school, she is communing with her cats. Cesca is quaint and—well, Cesca is Cesca! 11 Her every tone is music's own.’ CESCA MAURICE JOSEPH KARPELES YATES Karp is another picduct of the Abington Grammar School coming to A.H.S. in 1926. To those who know him, aviation is synonymous with his name, for he is the most enthusiastic of enthusiasts over it. He seems to be rather interested in fish, too, considering that great “carp” of his. None who have seen it will forget it! When Karp is not “up in the air”, he may be found at a meeting of the Science C lub, or with the Swimming Team, or possibly in the printing shop. But wherever he is, you may be sure that he is doing his best, for such is one of his characteristics. Good luck to you, Karp. May you not break your neck in your first crash! 11 He seeks a roatl across the sky.” KARP JUNE, 1930 57HOWARD ROSS YODER Howard is one of these silent hoys who are always doing. To witness: he is a member of Junior Fourth Estate. He received this honor as a reward for being a most excellent advertising manager of the Abingtonian. Howard was elected from Room Three as Student Council representative, another indication of his technique for doing. Howard is on the Year Book Staff, too. Were you ever encompassed by Howard’s smile? If not, you’ve missed something. “ It is always good When a man has two irons in the fire." YODER ALMA MATER Rise up one and stand ye all, For our dear old Abington. Fail not ye, but heed the call— To the White and Crimson— We will ever cherish thee, Vict'ry or defeat it be, Staunch and true our schoolmates all To our dear old Abington. Many days may come and go, To thee, dear old Abington, Storms may rise, and winds may blow, Firm and true our crimson— Let not memries faded be As we go o'er land and sea; Alma Mater, hail to thee, To our dear old Abington. 58 THE ORACLEFare Forward Thy sons and thy daughters, O Ahington, Fare forward, their faces held high. Some search for new views in the mountains And some, in the valley hard by. One pauses beneath a dark tower To study its height and its span. He measures the length of the shadow It throws on the high road of man. Another considers old Vulcan Still forging his weapons of war, To throbs of the earth in its heaving, Like bellows that sound from afar. Some stand at the gate of the temple, Admiring a statue of Mars; They see it now breathing and moving— A monster of blood and of scars. They stagger away from the horror— Their faces now blanching, but high; They turn toward the sun in its glory, They seek out the blue in the sky. Thy sons and thy daughters, O Abington, Fare forward, their faces held high. Some search for new views in the mountains And some, in the valley hard by. Francesca Wyatt ’30. JUNE, 1930 59FEBRUARY CLASS, 1930 NAME WHERE THEY SHINE FAVORITE EXPRESSION AMBITION destiny Anderson, William Football “Why didn’t you say-so in the first place, then I wouldn’t have asked you.” “Gee, you’re dumb!” Doctor Patent medicine salesman Anderson, Wilson Football Big business n an Office boy Ashton, James Track “ Save it for tomorrow ’’ brack coach Study medicine Bardsi.ey, Henry Pitching hay “Gee whiz!” Arch itect u ra 1 draft sman Mr. Gernert’s successor Burston, Robert Math. “For the luva Pete!” Man of leisure Retire at ninetv Bussb, Barbara Being dignified “You would.” Teacher beach her children Callow, Harold Singing “Howdy” Be a world famous tenor Prima donna Cannoe, Alma ('lass basketball capt. “Aw, heck”! Actress Usher in the Keswick Carpenter, Ruth Bookkeeping “Aw, gee whiz!” Public speaker Senator from Pennsylvania Cook, Cordon Chemistry “Aw, gee! Minister Davis Cup Champ. Dam pm an, Leroy Math. “Ye gods!” Great chemist Cement mixer Dix, Serama Arguing with Mr. Mes-singer “ Believe it or not.” To teach math. Successor to Mine, ( uric Duke, Edward Bear stories “Who said?” Hitch-hike from coast to coast Movie censor Egner, John With Harold “ Dear, dear! ” Has none Captain Knights of Rest Follansbee, Marie ('raftsman “Oh, I forgot.” “Where’s Etta?” Art teacher Cartoonist Foster, Ella 'balking 'bo be a criminal lawyer Talkie star Givens, Ralph On the football field “Clever people, these Chinese” Hitch-hike from coast to coast Truck driver Godorecci, Connie Typing “Where’s Dollie?” Private secretary C hampion speed typist Goldsmith, Eleanor. .. . Arguing “Jiggers!” To travel Secretary to League of Nations Gosson, Leon Changing typewriters “Who cares?” Journalist Mr. Kruegei’s successor Gotwals, Louise In French class “Did you do your Latin?” Paderewski’s successor Keswick pianist Graham, Joseph Football “Oh, yeah!” Command a ship Stoker Graham, Naomi Wherever any one is in trouble “ You don’t know?” Private secretary Somebody’s stenog. Grigg, Gladys Haines, Ruth Praising that boy “Don’t be silly!” Kent Versailles Palace Social dictator of San Marin Being sweet “Good glorv!” “Ach!” Study designing in Europe Stylist in Russia Ham bach, Mary Hampp, Leora Monologues I m| ersonator Soap box orator Making inserts for the Oracle “Goshes.” Be a famous illustrator C artoonist for Times-Chronicle Hetzell, Celinda As Flora “My lands!” Actress Sarah Bernhardt, 2nd Johnson, John English class “Shucks!” 1 )octor Veterinary Pianist Kaiser, Mildred Saturday night “ I thought I’d die.” Organist Keevill, Harriet Giggling “ It isn’t even funny. ” 'beach English Chorus girl Kneedler, Harry Mayland, Dorothy McDermond, Norman. .. Gridiron “Order, please!” Football coach Waterbovfor Yellow lacket In English “Ha! Ha! Ha!” Supervising nurse Fritz Kreisler, 2nd Editor of Crazy Stories Playing violin “ Pipe down!” Keswick Orchestra McNeal, Mary With Olivia “Oh, gee!” brained nurse John Johnson’s assistant Mulley, Aubrey Nash, Ethei Being quiet “Fore!” Golf professional Caddy Sarah’s successor With Mabel “Maybe.” Private secretarv Neumann, Arthur Playing saxophone “ Now let me explain. ” Improve Einstein’s theory Rudy Vallee, 2nd Oberholtzer, Etta At the table “Is your Oracle material in?” Write an eighteen-act play Write a cross-word puzzleNAME WHERE THEY SHINE FAVORITE EXPRESSION AMBITION DESTINY Oberholtzer, Mabei With Ethel 14 It must be if you say e- » Private secretary Help Ethel Oswald, Conrad Wisecracking so. “Son-of-a-Sea-Cook! ” Physician Bond salesman Parkhouse, Dawson. . . . Mechanical drawing “Oh, yeah?” Keep his hair down Making Morris chairs Perpall, Emmy Lou On the dance floor “ You’re a sissy. Olympic swimming star F ly to enus Rainey, Gordon Physical training “ Beep! beep!” Teach physical training Mayor of Jenkintown Reeves, Robert Willow Grove “What do you say, kid?” Air mail pilot Run illow ( rove aeroplanes Schaefer, Fred Soccer “Why, Miss Wither- None Tired business man Schlafer, Richard As “Mr. Pickwick” spoon!” “Order, please” Teach physical education Succeed Ambrose Weems Scott, Charles Science “Aw, heck!” Survevor Ditchdigger Seaman, Edward Selling tickets “Oh. gosh!” Garage owner Garage mechanic Short, William With Roland Cleveland “What, what, what!” Travel around the world Run No. 6 Walter, Charles In tests “ In flew a dead duck Surgeon Butcher Watmough, Arthur Charge of tickets “For cryin’ out loud!” To own the Baldwin Locomotive Works Bicycle mechanic Weakley, Florence Making noise “Absolutely loco!” “.See Connie?” French professoress Marry a “dumb husband” Webster, Dollie Shorthand The jK rfect stenographer Poetess Whittock, Edith Office practice “Says you?” Private secretary Marriage Worster, George Gridiron “Dashing.” Davis Cup Champ. Ball chaser at Merion (Ticket Club JUNE CLASS, 1930 NAME WHERE THEY SHINE favorite expression AMBITION DESTINY Armstrong, Edgar Y. M. C. A. “How you doin’?” Horticultural expert I ceman Bauder, Helen Virgil “Curses.” Lawyer Moonlight at Naples Bisnee, Arthur In practically everything “Oh my!” Big business man Consul to the Argentine Blair, Edith Typing for the Oracle Teasing the girls “Good night!” Kun a tea room Go to Hawaiian Islands Brown, Norman “('heck and double check.” Congressman Editor of Life Campbell, Elizabeth. ... Ilockey “Just for spite.” To own a bachelor’s home All American Hockey Team Carney, Francis In New York “Oh. Miss Turner!” Design a theatre Soap artist Chapman, Atherton Being a sheik “Bv jove!” Not to be Americanized English teacher in A. 11. S. Clark, Mason In the art room “Hi, men!” Architect Professional wrestler Crevf.llo, William Back field “What did you say?” American League Baseball player Draftsman Davenport, Mildred. ... Typing “Aw, sugar!” Private secretary to John D. Paris buyer for Bonwit Teller’s Enck, Doris Doing Spanish “Y como!” To become an equestrian Take up flying Finlay, Valerie Eating and sleeping “ Not prepared” Drive a tractor Merry widow Firman, Gertrude Service “Do you know what?” Invent a subtracting machine Publishing a commercial arithmet c Freeston, Arthur Baseball Field “Huh?” Kun a beauty parlor Structural engineer Freeston, Bertram Sports “Hi, ya!” Kadio announcer Iceman Fritz, Jane Music “ Ya big sissy!” “What’s her name?” Coolidge’s mouthpiece Ziegfield’s mouthpiece Funk, John On the saxophone Orchestra leader Demonstrate saxes in Five and TenNAME Funks, James.......... Garlinger, Grace...... Gassmann, Helena...... Genther, Hetty........ Graham, Ki th......... Hankin, Morris........ Hansen, Anna.......... Hansford, Arletta..... Hill, Ralph........... Holland, Grace........ Jenkins, Helen........ Johnson, Henry........ Kennedy, Elizabeth. ... Keysbr, Richard....... Longshore, John....... MacInnes, John........ Mansfield, Frances. ... Marino, Charles....... Markley, Joseph....... Mldd, James........... M ulley, Winifred..... Niehenke, Edward...... Phillips, Betty....... Powell, Blanche....... Redden, Marguerite.... Rossiter, Betty....... Ruzicka, Ernest....... Sheil, Dorothy........ Slight, Laura......... Smith, Sommers........ Stover, Martha........ SVENSON, GUNIIILD..... Taylor, Marion........ Taylor, Natalie......j Taylor, Sylvia........ Walton, Charles....... Walton, William....... Wyatt, Francesca...... Vates, Karpeles. ..... oder, Howard......... where they shine Football Yodel ing Switzerland Writing Valence tables Making scrap books In the Chewy Arranging her coiffure Music class Muscles Dramatics Near first base Cietting track scores With Margie Track With the girls Pole-vaulting Spanish Sports Boxing Golf (Geometry Dancing Playing bridge In art With Lee Lee Concluding sentences Doing nothing Arguing with Miss Turner Teasing her friends Going places In New Jersey Doing Abingtonian typing Girl Scouts Introducing plays Art room Everywhere In the Chrysler Training freshmen Swimming Getting advertisements FAVORITE EXPRESSION “The heck, you say!” “ I may be wrong “Gee whiz!” but—!” “ Maybe I’m wrong!” “Good granny!” “Sweet codfish!” “Oh, yeah!” “I bite” “Get back in your box. ” “Oh! I’m thrilled to” pieces!” “Oh, get!” “Who’s that girl?” “I'll be a cross-eyed monkey ancestor!” Unknown “ Do this for me?” “ Run up a tree!” “Oh, yeah!” “Says you!” “Heigh, ho!” A Grin “Huh?” “Sweet mackerel.” “Oh, gee!” “I don’t think.” “Check and double check.” “Honest?” “Listen to me!” “ Christopher—what not” “ Let me rest in pieces.” “I’ll be darned.” “ Do you know what?” “What? Oh I heard you.” “Good Greek.” “Oh, yeah?” “Sa-ay?” “Who cares about that?” “Whoopee!” “Don’t be like that!” “Huh?” “No kiddin! ” AMBITION Dentist Teach kindergarten Efficiency expert Go to West Chester Housewife Own a modern farm Be a nurse Outshine Paderewski Contractor Private secretary to Henry Ford Aviatrix Public accountant Physician Write sea yarns Own a circus Travel Engineer Fall in love with a beauty Join the A’s Travel Dancer Go to Duke University Get a thrill Delaware University President of Mount Holyoke Know more than Mr. Gernert To play the pipe-organ See the world Mr. Krueger’s secretary Go on a long journey Stenographer Actress Commercial artist Aviator Farmer Classy professor Lindbergh 2nd Horticulturist To grow taller Interior decorator DESTINY Bond salesman Poetaster Bank clerk Commercial artist A little Irish rose Philanthropist Selling hairpins Mr. O’Brien's secretary American Hercules Ethel Barrymore II Study in Italy Property manager in Stanley Theatre Selling candy at Delaware U. Genius Sleep in Miss Weaver's class Exhibit trained fleas The Spanish Cavalier Tunnel the Atlantic Ocean Be a bachelor Coach caddies Journey’s End Bell Hop Boston baked beans and brown bread Study in Europe Proprietess of a fruit store An Episcopal bishop Floral gardener An advertisement for Palm Olive Soap Second Mary Garden Traveling salesman Live in New Jersey Go to work every day Scout captain Model for James Montgomery Flagg Minute Movies Testing parachutes Write poetry for Hatboro Public Spirit Archaeologist Grease monkey Making preservesP. O. D. ■ ET'S get settled now; who’s absent there? Where is he, home digging potatoes? We’ll see who’s lucky today.” Thus Mr. Smiley is wont to greet us, and if we didn’t hear this salutation, we would immediately know that he was ill or missed his daily apple. In this room, battles are lost and won; nations are dissembled, and reassembled ‘‘to see what make the wheels go round.” All the questions that trouble our Congress are expertly answered. We also settle questions on any other allied subject. The gods help him who can’t answer Mr. Smiley’s volley of questions, for he vows he will “have no mercy on our souls.” It is needless to say that every one is generally bubbling over with information. As a little divertisement, we are asked questions on anything under the sun— just to get into the habit of answering questions. As Senior B’s we go into Mr. Smiley’s classes rather hazy on the subject of national politics, and as Senior A’s, we come out, the essence of good citizenship, thanks to that ever-struggling teacher to whom we are going to give a strong hammer to aid in instilling P. O. D. into our heads. Betty Genther, ’30. Mason Clark, ’30. Office Practice ■—I ELLO, Office Practice Class speaking. ® ' Yes, we have filing, use adding and listing machines, learn the basic principles of wills, contracts, specifications and resolutions. Yes, we have learned w'hat every stenographer should be and do. We have a knowledge of postal services and rates. We know the correct way to answer a telephone. We are acquainted with day letters, night letters, telegrams, night messages and cablegrams. Mr. Krueger, as you know, is our faithful teacher. Oh yes, Mr. Krueger does have a very good sense of humor. This is such a help for the seniors, for you know one of Mr. Krueger’s witty remarks always eliminates the monotony of classes. Indeed! You did call to find out about our qualifications as stenographers and office workers, didn’t you? I must say I’m sure that you’ll find us well prepared for the positions which are open to us.” Elizabeth Kennedy, ’30. Shorthand ENTLE Reader: In answer to your inquiry for a course of study in shorthand, we suggest that you follow the course as prescribed by the commercial teachers of A. H. S. First we had the tedious job of learning the outlines and theory of shorthand as hammered into our heads by Mr. Furniss. Our first real adventure in stenography was under the leadership of Miss Weaver. Here we struggled to figure out shorthand notes that we had written the period before. Mr. Krueger inflicted the finishing touches to the tune of 100 words per minute in shorthand, and, for those who survived that, came the 100-word transcription test to be done in four minutes without an error. As the Class of 1930 has faithfully fulfilled these requirements, we highly recommend them as efficient stenographers. Yours very truly, Elizabeth Kennedy, ’30. Marguerite Redden, ’30. f.4 THE ORACLEMechanical Drawing ECHANICAL drawing speaks for itself. How many, however, know what actually is going on in that room? It is here that you learn how to hold a ruling pen, how to use a T square and angle, and how to make blue prints. Developing architectural styles and details also helps to make the periods more pleasant. If you cannot do these things, it wouldn’t hurt you to learn, would it? Although the classes are large, there is always something to do, and somewhere to work. The mechanical drawing room is quite a remarkable place, and it can accommodate a surprisingly large number. If you are interested in this subject, why not drop around to see genial Mr. Wright? He'll be glad to explain to you more fully the ins and outs of mechanical drawing, and sign you up in one of his classes. Mechanical drawing is a mighty interesting subject, and it pays! James Mudd, ’30. English Here HIRD period and all is well—especially ® if it is Miss Turner’s third period English. For here we have a remarkable collection of students: talkative and quiet, learned individuals and otherwise, and over all these presides her ladyship, with a gracious smile. Almost every day is open-forum day. Should you not feel in the mood for discussion, our maestra will promptly change your mind by announcing that today’s topic will be—; well, it might be anything from the theory of transcendentalism to the causes of the failure of the banana crop of 1919. After a few have expressed their ideas, you get into the spirit of the argument and pass your voice around. It’s surprising how well you get to know one another in this way. “ By their arguments, ye shall know them.” Of course, we have to do our “ It is I, Whom do you wish to see? Give the ball to me or I,” now and then and also express our views in the form of essays, but one gets used to that; then, too, it's really a pleasure. But, between the book reports, the essays and the discussions, one can hardly get a nap. Francis Carney, ’30. Study Hall A H, how lovely to see the ninety and nine little hardwood desks filled with studious pupils, some studying Latin or trig, others reading the “Spice of Life,” and others gossiping with their friends in deaf-and-dumb language. Study Hall is one of the most venerable institutions in the building, for here many plots have been hatched, many friendships made, and innumerable affairs about the school, planned. If you are looking for peace and quiet, come around to Study Hall and enjoy yourself by drinking in the blissful silence. You will always find some one on duty, preserving the peace, so that you may study or rest undisturbed to your hearts’ content, and you will go away, blessing the guardian of the Study Hall. Francis Carney, ’30. JUNE, 193,0 65La Clase de Espanol HEN la Senorita Reichard undertakes to instil Spanish into your head, it means that you learn Spanish the way it should be learned. It’s a great sensation to be able to say ‘‘good morning” and “good-bye” in a foreign language. That is about the first thing you absorb. You may find, however, that Spanish becomes a little more difficult later on; but you accept that as fate. Spain has a wealth of authors and reading matter. Spanish class is the best place in existence to learn Spanish history, unawares; you just soak in bits here and there as you read. When it comes to translating entire novels, you feel it rather difficult at the start, but your curiosity is aroused as to what comes next, and you translate the whole, pronto. So get busy and do your Spanish. Your classes are about the most congenial and happy ones functioning. Francis Carney, '30. English There rn A HERE is the “Melting Pot” of the ’ senior class? That’s easy,—Mrs. Wyatt’s fifth period English class. Here we find representatives of a variety of school courses, geographical sections and temperaments. On Monday and Tuesday of each week, every one has a chance to show his literary ability and his knowledge of the English language. On Wednesday and Thursday, he may cultivate his love for literature by tastes of Carlyle, Boswell, Macaulay and half a dozen others. Of course, these writers all have their own opinions, which do not always harmonize with those of the class. This allows space, time, and subjects for argument, so that Friday is put aside for open forum meeting, when everything is discussed from prohibition to Shakespeare. The old saying that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” does not hold true in this class for a charming southern lady with a soft musical voice and a smile for every one greets you as you enter and makes you wonder how English could possibly be dull. Arthur Bisbee, ’30. Vergil y4 CLOUD of doubt hung over us as we gingerly paged through our Vergil books which we had just received, for wre had heard many tales concerning the difficulties and horrors of this subject, but, as the weeks slipped by, we soon found how mistaken we were. Under the guidance of Miss Lobach, we were caught in the spell of the Aeneid. Each day we followed the adventures of the hero, Aeneas, more eagerly than even our daily newspaper serial. Some of our attention was turned to Metamorphoses and we soon discovered that none of the fairy stories that had held us spellbound in our far distant youth had ever compared with the charm of these tales of the deities. Pyramus and Thisbe, King Midas and the Touch of Gold—such narratives as these made us wonder at any one who might call this subject dull. And so the days slipped by, sprinkled with fun and flavored with competition. We learned to like this subject and, what is more important, we gained a background which will give us a keener insight into the finer things that life holds for us. Etta Oberholtzer, ’30. 66 THE ORACLEFrench A S we walk into our fourth period class —Room twenty-six for our lesson in French, we have a feeling' of wonderment and excitement as to “What will it be today?” For under the fascinating leadership of our instructor P. T. Gantt, our lessons are never the same. One day we may read a very delightful long story; another, we may have lively debates or perhaps buy real estate, of course all in French. And how our mouths water and our stomachs cry out in protest when we must write menus of the rarest foods, just before our lunch hour. How our hearts drop and our suspicions rise when Mr. Gantt informs us that he has another “idea.” We sometimes wonder where all those ideas come from. We innocently extol to our teacher what part of France we should like to visit if we ever had the good fortune to travel there. How unsuspectingly we meet our fate—Mr. Gantt tells us we can write an essay of a few thousand words on the subject. “Cruel, you say?” Mercy, no! We love it. Grace Holland, ’30. The Lunch Line T LAST, after four periods of weary study, comes that precious, life giving breathing spell,—Lunch! We wait tensely, perched perilously on the edge of our seats, with bated breath, eyes glued to the door, tenacious fingers closing over the desk, while muddled plans for beating the signal churn madly through our heads. Then—the bell! Like herds of cattle, we thunder down those stairs; heedless of the oncoming onslaught, helpless bystanders are caught and hurled about like tenpins! Brave members of the Student Council begin heroically to stem the hungry hordes. Tiny freshmen are almost trampled and bruised. Many a just wail rings over the crowd. Many a distorted feature of a ravenous senior helps the confusions. Short sharp commands like the crack of a pistol now swell the chorus. Order finally begins to hold sway. Slowly the threatening murmurs and black looks die away and Peace spreads forth her gentle hands over the softly moving crowds. Lunch is served! Wilson Anderson, '30. Solid Thoughts ■ F you should happen into Room ® Eight any day, second period, it will not take the students very long to inform you that you are a parallelepiped, triangular prism, sphere cone, or something else, so that you know exactly what to expect when you study solid geometry. In English classes, you are expected to show originality, but try to get away with originality in this department—! When you get up and try to apply your knowledge, you are argued down by a dozen different theories on how the volumes of such objects as oblique prisms should be found. But that is just part of the day’s work; after a few months you become accustomed to the instructor who doubts every word you utter. To be in a class like this is to undergo a solid experience. It is unforgettable, even as the theorems with which we endeavor to obtain juxtaposition must be unforgettable. Robert Reeves, ’30. JUNE, 1930 67Bookkeeping NNLY those who have survived the two year bookkeeping course can appreciate what real work is. Between trial balances which wouldn’t balance, balance sheets ditto, open accounts which should be closed, and half a dozen other tragedies, we wonder why we didn’t go mad. Occasionally, we actually completed a transaction correctly, and oh, how we gloated over the others! Bookkeeping, hard as it is, is interesting because of the keen competition it excites. Whoever is ahead in his set is monarch of the class for that day. We learned much in this class, and we enjoyed it. A knowledge of bookkeeping is a big help in the business world, too. Here’s wishing our successors luck. Ruth Carpenter, '30. Trigonometry CRASH! “To the decks me hearties, and man the sheets of our good ship Trig Book,” bellowed our hale and hearty “skipper”, Mr. Gernert. “ Now we’ll all pull together, one, two—” with a roar a mighty wave of sines, cosines, tangents, etc., struck us and sent us swirling into a sea of thought. But what is a wave to a mighty senior mate who has weathered many a storm? With a grin we held on through a torrent of inverse functions and bolt after bolt of trigonometric equations. Ah! the storm blew not quite so strong but the sailing was rough and hard for we had rounded Cape Theory, into Logarithm Sea. A squall of formulae weathered! Lo and behold, we find ourselves at the end of our trip. Each man has stuck like a good old salt. We all feel well repaid for our adventure. Mason Clark, ’30. Chemistry CHEMISTRY class—where some of us despair and where others are in the height of glory! Sometimes the room is so full of clouds that a person can hardly see the walls. Believe it or not, the clouds are not always caused by chemicals. Some of Mr. Messinger’s explanations on such things as the atomic theory and the disintegration of radium cause the great emulsions of H20 called fogs to form in the air. Some days you would not recognize certain of our illustrious seniors if you were to come up to class about two o’clock. They wear long black rubber aprons. By the amount of bottles, chemicals and other paraphernalia around—but don’t be fooled, they are just testing for oxygen. Or you should hear them reeling off such names as demethalketon, phenolpthalein and the like—to tell the truth you would never think it was in them. Please, however, don’t get the idea that chemistry is a class in which we put on a big show and do nothing. I guarantee that if you study every day’s lesson and co-operate with Mr. Messinger, you are bound to pass and to enjoy the subject as well. If you don’t believe me, come up and try it. Ralph Givens, ’30. 68 THE ORACLETyping ■ OOM Two has witnessed many other typing classes besides ours. If the walls could only talk, providing they have ears, what stories they could tell! Speed tests, shorthand transcribing, requirements, changing typewriter ribbons, and listening to Mr. Krueger’s jokes and teasing are the main occupations of every senior typing class. There have been amusing and serious moments in this seventh period class—both we shall never forget. Mr. Krueger certainly knows how to train young people for the business world. Ruth Carpenter, ’.30. Printing Shots CUR printing classes have grown by leaps and bounds. So has the production of printed matter of every description. If it’s a dance or a play or any event around the school, Mr. Wortman and his classes are on the job, and their printing is a joy to behold. It is really remarkable what you can get out of a few sticks of metal, a little bit of ink, and two or three rollers and wheels— together with not a little brains in assembling the whole matter. Every one of us around here appreciates to the fullest extent the power of the press. Francis Carney, ’30. Room Three HEN one comes in the boys’ entrance, he immediately finds himself in the busy commercial department of Abington High School. Curiosity, no doubt, leads him into Room Three. This is the bookkeeping room and the abiding place of all commercial seniors. Mr. Furniss, who is in charge of this room, is partly responsible for the fact that Room Three is always one of the first to have 100 per cent in A. A. A., Oracle and Abinglonian subscriptions. When it comes to ticket selling, Room Three is generally at the head of the iist, and the students are always willing to offer their co-operation. The students of Room Three are proud of the fact that they have among their number the champion speller of the school, Gunhild Svenson, who has also received a certificate of honor for outstanding work in shorthand. The standards set by the seniors in the past years have always been similar to those of this year. We hope that those coming into this department will keep up the record. Grace Freeston, ’31. Doris Robinson, ’31. JUNE, 19 JO 69ONE WORD STORIES Class of February, 1930 William Anderson . . Capable John Johnson Goodnatured Wilson Anderson . . . Hilarious Mildred Kaiser . . . Sensible James Ashton Harriet Keevill ■ ■ ■ Giggles Henry Bardsley . Mathematical Harry Kneedler . . . . . Leader Robert Burston . . . . Ripping Dorothy Mayland Narrator Barbara Busse Dignified Norman McDermond . . . Musical Harold Callow Musical Mary McNeal Unassuming Alma Cannoe Aubrey Mulley . . . Silent Ruth Carpenter . . Tiny Ethel Nash Petite Gordon Cook Woman-hater Arthur Neumann Einstein Leroy Dampman Youth Etta Oberholtzer Charm Serama Dix Mabel Oberholtzer . . Petite, Jr. Edward Duke Conrad Oswald . .... Noble John Egner Mischievous Dawson Parkhouse . . . . Curls Marie Follansbee . . Demure Emmy Lou Perpall . . Poise Ella Foster . . . Talkative Gordon Rainey . . . . Courageous Ralph Givens Merry Robert Reeves . . Clamorous Connie Godorecci . . Hardworking Fred Schaefer . . Humorous Eleanor Goldsmith . . . Argumentative Richard Schlafer . . Happy-go-lucky Leon Gosson . . . Railroads Charles Scott Scientific Louise Gotwals . . . Conscientious Edward Seaman . . Salesmanship Joe Graham . William Short . . Impish Naomi Graham . . . . Flirtatious Arthur Watmough . . . . Tickets Gladys Grigg Charles Walter . Ruth Haines . . Sweet Florence Weakley Noisy Mary Hambach Whimsical Dollie Webster . . . . . Poetical Leora Hampp . . . Artistic Edith Whittock Celinda Hetzell . . . . Dramatist George Worster . . Nonchalant 70 THE ORACLE, © | I © f=? o c —ir -" ) O j1 ,, L o ©j=n I I [HA WHAT IS the PACT of PARIS? k ERY few American citizens give enough thought to the extremely vital question of international peace. We hear of, and perhaps sneer at the attempts of some of our greatest statesmen to abolish or at least lessen the menace of another great war. What right has the easy-riding cynical public to criticize our officials just because they cannot work miracles? A little study into the problem of international peace will show that such objectives are not gained over night, nor in a month’s or even a year’s time. Peace among nations can be obtained only step by step—and very small steps at that. All organizations involving the larger powers, such as the League of Nations, the World Court and the Kellogg Peace Pact are steps towards the goal that, for the safety of civilization—we must reach. Any one who doubts the importance of avoiding another war should consider the fact that the next conflict will destroy nations and races to the probable destruction of modern civilization. It is not such an easy task to get the leading powers of the world all laboring under different geographical, industrial, and personal conditions—to fit neatly into a pact for world peace. In the Kellogg Peace Pact, the nations condemn recourse to war as a means of settling international controversies. However, most of the countries bound by this pact signed it only on condition that they might use force in cases of self-protection. Such a Peace Pact is not a guarantee against war; but it is a step away from immediate danger. It offers us a respite from strife. During this “time out,” while our leaders are counting ten, the press, the pulpit and the schools may shape an educational program that will build up new attitudes toward international problems and quicken the tendencies of the younger generation to act as citizens of a united world. Arthur Bisbee, ’30. FIFTY YEARS in a CELLAR “ BlMMY, go get some wood for this stove from the cellar.” “Aw, gee, mom, I’m scared to go down there. It’s dark an’ there are rats an’ spooks an’ everything down there!” “Do as I tell you—Your candle will scare away the rats and spooks too, for that matter.” And so Jimmy timidly tiptoes down to that dirty, dingy lower region, known as the cellar. Fear of every sort of unknown clutches at his young heart. Columbus set out on his voyage across that vast unexplored stretch of water with far less trepidation than accompanies Jimmy as he wends his way down the steep stairway leading to the woodpile. You are probably feeling that I am either an advertiser of “bigger and better lighting systems” or the writer of a psychological pamphlet on “Fear, as It Reacts upon the Brains of Ten-year Olds. ” In either case, you are wrong. The above conversation might have easily occurred in any home—fifty years ago. Those who admit they are old enough to recall that long ago will agree to that possibility; those who do not admit being able to remember that far back will naturally profess ignorance and those whose birth certificates prove that they could not possibly recollect anything occur-ing then certainly cannot argue with me. Having proved that no one can question 72 THE ORACLEthe authenticity of my statements, I feel free to continue. We of this generation wonder at the apprehension with which Jimmy approached his cellar but if we could turn the pages of time back fifty years and step into just such a cellar, our amazement would quickly leave us. Assuming that I have obtained a permit from Father Time, let us jump into 1880 and enter somebody’s cellar. We receive an impression of gloomy depression. Madam Spider calmly is spinning her web; a thousand-legger nonchalantly strolls across the floor. Amidst the dust and grime, in a far corner, the glistening eyes of a fat rat shine forth. I must stop that, before you think that you’ve made a mistake and gotten into the menagerie. A huge woodpile in one corner! Some shovels, a rake and a wilted looking broom lean diffidently against the wall in another corner. There we find a jam closet and as we inspect the shelf we see—but we promised to keep away from the menagerie! There is a basket of broken toys and old clothes—Aunt Sarah’s hat, which she wore for forty years and is still hesitating to throw out—-hoping that she can use the wire frame to hang that picture of Uncle Horatius unless, of course, the junkman will give her ten cents for the frame of the picture—tops this heap. We utter a few expostulations as we trip over Junior’s broken sled and land head first into the clothes hamper, which is now being used to store old newspapers. That, we feel, is a fitting conclusion for our trip through an 1880 cellar and we gladly turn to look at our 1930 one. How good the whitewashed wall looks to us now and how splendidly we feel, gazing at the oil heater and knowing that we don’t have to split our backs, splitting wood for a stove. Of course the furnace is temperamental and sometimes we do tempt pneumonia before we can coax it into working order but that is of little import. We gaze fondly on the fine set of shelves on which are piled neatly the children’s playthings and point this out proudly to our friend. As we turn, we somehow come in contact with our Junior’s roller skates and after we’ve finished counting the stars, which have suddenly blazed forth in the firmament, we smile weakly and say, “Children will be children”—thinking — “Wait ’till I get hold of that kid!” Undaunted, we cross next to the supply closet and gaze upon the array of “canned everything” from roasted chicken to cans of golden bantam corn, still on the cob on which it grew. If we are of the masculine gender, we probably sigh as we see the Del Monte preserves and remark that we would like to see our wife, daughters, or intended wife, as the case may be, making preserves our mothers used to—knowing perfectly well that these are just as good if not better, less expensive and much more easily obtained! Once more, if we are males, we sigh as we look at the electrical washing and ironing appliances—thinking what an easy life the women have with all their spare time. Then we slowly go upstairs to sleep for several hours while the lady of the house prepares the Sunday dinner! But, whichever we may be, men or women, we both feel, after a trip through the cellar of today, the wonderful spirit of progress, which has laid its hand upon the shoulders of Industry and Art, guiding them steadily forward day by day. Etta Oberholtzer, ’30. JUNE, 19 JO 73THE ORCHESTRA of LIFE ■"PEERING through the semi-darkness of a concert hall, transported into eerie realms of fascination at the rendering of some fine work, a concert of Mendelssohn, or symphony by Bach, I have pondered on the likeness of the span or staff of human life to the finished selection of an orchestra. Orderly and systematically arranged rows of musicians, performing upon the violins; others playing flutes and harps; a stringed band giving a foundation to enlarge and beautify the structure of the rest, and yet separated by its firm tune and massive proportion! All contributing a delicacy and expression which carry out the idea of spirit and finish in the composer’s work! The haunting appeal of the flute flees lightly above the thunderous sound of overwhelming trumpets and cymbals, each influencing the whole perfect harmony of a finished performance. Upon the enthusiasm and knowledge of the leader depends the success of any selection. The finest feeling must be combined with the very finest qualities of a true musician. At the same time a conductor must be entirely in harmony with the performers, who have worked their way through many rehearsals, so that a familiarity exists without which the final production can not be a sympathetic one. The conductor must study the score, correct the parts, often rearrange them and take the responsibility of the interpretation given the work which his orchestra performs. The successful leader works indefatigably for the advancement of what is best in musical art, never desiring to promote his own interests or popularity at the risk of anything which should retard the progress of science and culture in music. Heart and soul, fun and pathos—whatever the great musician has he bestows it upon all those around him to attain the unbroken harmony of a masterpiece. May we not compare our souls in youth and school days with the crude, untried instruments of a great orchestra, placed in the hands of conscientious, earnest masters of education? With the patience and zest of the skilled conductor, they awaken to life harmonious echoes lying dormant. They unfold and reveal treasures of knowledge, opening wide its portals to those who knock with the password of interpretation ready upon their lips. As music must be loved to be studied and mastered, so must we love life, that we may touch the depths of the heart and soul, which culture certainly develops. Each individual contributes a score for the attainment of harmonious perfection. The day arrives when we must perform alone—some far from the watchful eye of a leader. We must have a care that we do not falter and with a discord, break the beauty of life’s harmony. Some may take solo parts successfully, but the great group must contribute a share toward the finished whole, performing a mission, arousing new activities within the breast of human emotion—-like music becoming a power over mind and body, disciplining and controlling the emotions of living. May we have a caution that, as a vibratory mechanism of the great human orchestra, we do not disturb the subtle machinery of an art of the divine masterpiece. M. Elisabeth Rossiter, ’30. 74 THE ORACLELIFE-WHAT IS IT? ■ IFE—what is it? Is it like water which begins its flow under the earth, through sand and soil, over stone and rock, until tiring of the hardships of darkness and obscurity, it bursts forth into a wonder of sunlight and beauty, going on and on, growing larger and larger, till it finally reaches the great ocean, from which it again returns to darkness, as before? Do we live and die. go through world after world, step by step, only to return again to life after we have found heaven? Is it like the mountains, whose beauty blooms gallantly in the spring and summer, whose arrogant color struts before the world through the warm months, only to die after its short life, leaving the stolid foundation to live on and on forever? Are we born so that we may know the futility of material things, to die and have our souls carry on into eternal happiness? Or is it like the fire that burns brilliantly, hurriedly lapping and licking up food for its very life, going down, down, down, then suddenly breaking forth as more fuel is added, until finally it grows weaker, calmer, less brilliant, losing life, never to waken and return. Can it possibly be that we will find nothing after we have left this life? In the very deeps of life, one questions the possibility of a life after he has burned out the first flame of existence. To live now; to achieve; to get as much from life as it is possible to get, to use one’s strength to the limit; to fight for the present and forget the future. For is there a future? Will not death inevitably end everything? I believe that the triumphant human being should not worry about the hereafter, but accept the future without challenge. A perfect life comes to him who is able to acquire a detachment from the struggling, worrying rush of humanity, who can stand above to observe objectively, and to profit by that observation. One can be in the very heart of a crowd of a thousand people, and still be alone in his thought. In this way he may obtain the vision beyond the crowd to see that which has guided them for centuries—will guide them forever. This realization alone brings peace of mind, peace of soul. A new religion is coming to us through this very line of thought. Stand off, alone, aloof, and watch each one of God’s creatures. As Browning says— “ Here, work enough to watch The Master work, and catch Hints of the proper craft, tricks of the tool’s true play. ” To withdraw from the strife and turmoil of life, enough to get a perspective of Man, and a vision of the Mighty Hand reaching put to steady the mass, brings a realization of the futility of struggling in the whirlpool of civilization. Why this anxiety and feverish hurry to acquire material things? Rather than selfish gain will not an unselfish devotion to mankind bring most perfect peace? Emmy Lou Perpall, '30. JUNE, 19 JO 75LET US SEE AS I BEGIN this essay, I see myself as the youngest and most embarrassed member of an international conference on “The Conservation of Natural Resources.” Although 1 can distinguish in the cloud of witnesses that seem to encompass me the sacred figures of Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, and Lincoln, I see no disapproving gesture from them. Nearer and more distinct appear the faces of Franklin, Roosevelt and Wilson. The trio emerges from the cloud with Franklin and Roosevelt peering over Wilson's shoulders at a vista of peace for all mankind. As I look, their eyes turn toward us. The sphinx-like gaze breaks up into human expression. Franklin, with a merry twinkle of his eye, seems to say, “Be practical”; Roosevelt lifts his chin and smiles, “Be brave!” Wilson seems reluctant to ‘turn even for a moment, from the vision that makes his face to shine. When he does, it is only to glance at me and, with a gesture of his right hand, to show me the direction of the promised land toward which the world is moving. The word he utters, “See!” sounds like a golden echo from creation’s dawn when the gloom was dispelled by words, “Let there be light!” That command gives me courage to speak . “Let there be light!” is surely the cry of youth as it tries to understand the institutions of the past. Why this dark tower stands here to cast its shadow on our way; why that high wall obstructs our view; why lines and boundaries hem us in, we ask and have the right to know. The “open door”, we are told, is ours. Then the voices fade into the past and we are left the echo, “open door”. What is this “open door”, this precious heritage? Is it an opportunity for us to go outside into other lands, taking with us whatever we will, or is it an invitation of hospitality to others to come in and find welcome with us? If I am to follow the caution of Franklin, I must be practical in this search for knowledge; if Roosevelt's word prevails, I must be brave. Nor must I fail to heed Wilson’s gesture to look far ahead to see what is before us. We observe that in modern times, attitudes toward questions of international interest, and tendencies to act on them, are being built up, not in a generation, but in every decade. The whole world has been set to a higher speed. We move rapidly in our machine age, and also take off from old hearings, old beliefs and rise high and fly far to meet the new. Our country, our mother land, has taken on a new meaning in the civilization of today. Mechanization has supplanted agriculture. Instead of cultivating the fields for crops, we destroy the soil, rip open the land and tear out the minerals there. Fertility of soil no longer satisfies us; we rush here and there in a mad search for rich deposits cf minerals that we must have in modern civilization is to prevail. The door must indeed be kept open if the wheels of the world are to turn. Not only in China, but in every country under the sun must the door be open. No longer can we foster monopoly. Roosevelt warned us of that. • No longer dare we ignore the conservation that Franklin preached in his sermons of thrift. “Cooperate”, Wilson was shouting when he said, “ Make this world safe for democracy.” And here is the task before all nations, to take stock of what we possess, to see what we have in resources, to take an international inventory of the natural resources of man. Let us list first the essentials to our civilization, and not forget others that may become essentials. Such headings as, “nationals” and “concessions,” must be made and details filled in. The spur that should drive us to this task is the fact that during the first quarter of this century, in twenty-five years, man 76 THE ORACLESENIOR B has used up more of his natural supply of minerals than in all the other years of his existence. If any other urge were needed, we should find it in the fact that practically all wars are economic wars. If we do not co-operate in knowing, using, and conserving our natural resources, we can feel certain that other wars will come. For the sake of civilization, we cannot afford to have another war. The conflict is no longer between armies, navies and air fleets. All the forces of industry and commerce are drawn into the turmoil with menacing danger to the whole civilized world. So closely are our industrial interests interwoven with those of other countries that any war today is a world war. There was a time when it was the ideal of each nation to become completely self-sufficient, to stretch its boundaries so far that it might be said that the sun never set on its possessions. Unfortunately, the national policies toward international questions have grown out of the exigencies of a former agricultural civilization. Although the death knell of this civilization was sounded by the Industrial Revolution in England, the national policies of the world stand like monuments to its achievements —and we prate much about the old questions of tariffs and armaments. While we do this, the underlying struggle for minerals goes on. Wherever they are advantageously deposited, economic and political power resides. Realizing that the burden of leadership rests with the strong, and that strength in this mechanized civilization depends on the possession of essential minerals, the United States and the British Empire must take the lead in efforts to make real the Paris Peace Pact. Resolutions are empty unless there is some sort of force behind them. Force today is economic, possessed by Britain and the United States. For the sake of modern civilization, with its arts and industries of peace, I feel that we should give international consideration to the distribution and conservation of our natural resources. Francesca Wyatt, ’30. JUNE, 19 JO 77Suburban liiqh School Making Great Football Record Defeats Never Hurt Real Football Team. Says Abington Coach ■fsl. CHAMPIONSHIP TODAY Baltl Bthr r Ham and Hoiafad in (nl«rr”e«M Lt r Srrt% Impoftmt F.crrt: Ptr %, .Milirfi and UghthoiM Team Idler Tki A Ilf moan S«b»tk at Hamli of l.««rr Mmon Shattered long W mn.a Streak of Otd York Road Kleren. Hut OnW (« Make Them tight ll.nk, Kcwamia (.amn o« Schedule--SnodgrtM flat Won ZS (;amo to 30 Starl . THE ORACLEJUST US (To be read slowly and carefully) CH, well!” yawns George Worster, as assembly bell rings. “Another school day to go through. Reeves and Gosson sleepily nod agreement to such a commonplace statement. The rest of us are satisfied with plodding to our seats like old horses. “Listen, fella, that’s my book,” loudly whispers Oswald to Rainey. “Oh for the love of mud, keep quiet,” hisses Burston, “you’ll have us thrown out in a minute.” Patiently we raise our bird-like voices in song until allowed to stop and go back to our deskrooms. Clanking down the hall, Anderson swaps jokes with Dampman; far ahead are heard silly giggles, belonging to Gladys Griggs and Bobby Foster. Chemistry class—forty-five minutes of fog, mixed in with a few useless questions by Etta Oberholtzer and absent-minded remarks by Givens, our star. Some of us begin to show signs of awakening, such as Dot Mayland, Henry Bardsley and Ruth Carpenter, but the rest are worse off than before especially Joe Graham who won’t be awake until lunch time. More classes, still more classes—“Why couldn’t I stay home and sleep?” moans Parkhouse. Neumann occasionally surprises every one with a burst of intelligence which is over our heads except maybe for Emmy Lou and Harriet. Study Hall—at last—whereupon Duke falls asleep as a result of so much brain work; with him, Schlafer and Seaman. On-on-on. Mulley and Egner—golf. Lunch! That magic word which quickens the drowsy pulse of all humans and transforms us students into ravenous beasts. Dick Schlafer with his two bottles of milk, Charles Walter with everything his tray could hold, Florence Weakley, Ruth Haines, Mabel Oberholtzer, Leora Hampp with a salad apiece. Oh! that precious respite for wearied souls and bodies. Politics in basement — McDermond, Mulley. Athletics orated on by Jimmie Ashton and John Johnson. Such a wearisome thing to do. Classes, endless numbers of them. More intelligent remarks by ambitious students. We feel drowsy, too much lunch. Snore peacefully in corner of room, unnoticed we hope. English—Goldsmith, McNeal, Kaiser, Short and Scott heard through a shuffle of feet and papers. Heated discussions on questions of seeming unimportance by Watmough, Connie Godorecci, Marie, Ser-ama. Continued disbelief from Barbara, Alma Cannoe, Ethel, and Mary Hambach. Muttered ejaculations! Back to desk rooms. The bell! Escape! Freedom at last! After school—sports—Kneed ler, the An-dersons, Callow, Schaefer, Givens, Worster, Rainey, Walters, Schlafer,—more work. Oh well! a pretty good day at that! We solemnly nod assent. Wilson Anderson, '30. ▼ JUNE, 1930 79SENIORS on PARADE Class of ’30 Presenting a Review ■ HE curtain rises on a beautiful moon- ® lit garden, disclosing Mr. Niehenke, tapdancing the Dance of the Hours, but fortunately our stage electrician, Mr. Charles Walton, blows out the fuse and ends the act. The next scene is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean where Edgar Bud Armstrong is discovered swimming, while Karpeles Yates hovers over him in an airplane. Bud has one end of a rope tied to his leg for safety, the other end to Karp’s plane; and when Karp makes altitude, Bud doesn’t exactly sink, as you might imagine. Lo and behold!—it's Mildred Davenport and listen to her, “$10.58, S958.00, $7000.-00, $1000.15, $75,000.00, $95.00,” we had no idea de kid was so rich, “total!” Ha-ha-ha, she fooled us; she was only playing the scale on the adding machine. After that we're ready for anything, and it happens to be Norman Brown in his famous juggling act. (Dishes supplied through courtesy of the cafeteria.) Since he has broken all of them by now, we may go into the next act. This is Mile. Grace Holland giving an impersonation of the Divine Sarah (Bernhardt). The scene is laid in the Divine Sarah’s Boudoir. The Divine Sarah is looking at her “ jools”, and as she does, she sings a little French ditty: "Vy should I sit so sadly, Ven mine love treats me so badly—?” The Divine Sarah (Grace Holland) is interrupted by the appearance of her manager, disguised as a saxophone (John Funk). Mr. Saxophone says in wailing tones, “Ah, the Divine Sarah, how about a dance tonight?” The Divine Sarah says to him, she says, “How dare you float into my boudoir with your tide high enough to float a battleship!" That ends this act. Giggling Gertie Firman is in the spotlight and giggles the “Overture to Rienzi”. The house gets giggling, also; Miss Firman throws her bouquet to Mr. Krueger and vanishes. Now there is presented a most unusual act; there is a great crash of silence and— James Mudd, Winifred Mulley, William Walton, Helena Gassmann, and Marion Taylor show how the Sextet from Lucia should be loosed. Helena does an accompaniment of yodeling—she knows her Swiss. Now our very own Signorina Francesca, comes into the spotlight, dressed as an angora cat, and sings in Italian “Caro Nome” as only a cat can sing. So sorry we haven’t time for the encore—that is, we are as sorry as you are. Every review has a twin act. Natalie and Sylvia Taylor sing for us “Me and My Shadow,” a brand new number, hot from Broadway. It's a pity we don’t have more twins. Annie Laurie Slight has the honors next. She is seen admiring an oil painting—showing her great love of “art”, when Helen Bauder swims in, and immediately an argument takes place. In order to save the act, His Lordship, Atherton Chapman, arrives. Hear ye, what he saith: "According to the psychological view of the situation, it seems that two such well-versed individuals with your type of mind—” This is a lovely act, even if you don’t appreciate it. The next scene is laid in a graveyard where Arthur Bisbee and Jane Fritz are dancing on the grave-stones, dancing, dancing, dancing far into the night. Then morning comes in the person of Sommers Smith and they all drive away in Arthur’s Packard, leaving the gravestones behind. 80 THE ORACLENow we have a soliloquy by Morris Hankin. This is what he says: “Oh mine dear I love you— I’m always thinking of you, No matter what I do, I can't forget you— His soliloquy is interrupted by Ralph Hill and together they sing a beautiful duet: “We’re in love, so in love. Love us—” As the audience becomes hysterical here, we shall have the next act. This scene shows Helen Jenkins on top of the High School Building, with a telescope to her eye. The telescope is focused on first base of the baseball diamond across the road. She sits and sits and sits, always watching first base. The curtain goes down and she is still watching first base. A beautiful country scene next. A horse and buggy pulls up and Doctor Richard Keyser falls out, followed by Anna Hansen, his trained nurse, that is, she is trained not to talk back to him, and carries an Eddie Cantor Song and Joke Book for reference. They are talking in professional tones, when John Maclnnes rides in on his goat. The goat is trained to dump John off at this juncture, to give the two professionals an opportunity to show their skill. Now we have some opera; Mile. Arietta Hansford is going to sing. Her first, and only selection will be, “When I Was Seventeen,” a song of Sweden. Listen to her warble! “Ah-ah-ah-a-d-d-eek. Oh, ah-eeey-aaah . Tiiy-to who-whooo.” Mile. Hansford is under contract not to sing more than two lines of any song, we’re so sorry. The next act takes place in the Latin Quarter, where Frances Mansfield and Betty Phillips are speaking Latin, thusly: —Sum, es, est; sumus, estis, sunt! Eram, eras, erat; eramus, eratis, erant! It seems that they are arguing about something. Let 'em argue, the show must go on. “Howard Yoder presenting a sketch ‘Get Your Man’, a story of the Northwest Unmounted Policemen.” Marguerite Redden plays the leading feminine role in this drama, depicting the terrors of procuring advertisements for the Abinglonian and the Oracle. Our next act depicts Edith Blair and Gunhild S.enson, doing a duet on the typewriter. It is a special typewriter which has a bell that rings every time one makes a mistake, and now it sounds like the Rockefeller Carillon. Following on the programme is our wrestling cartoonist, Mason Clarkovitch. Just now he is lifting a one-ton weight with one hand. (You are not supposed to notice the cable attached to the weight.) Next in the way of entertainment you will be privileged to see and hear, and vice-versa, Elizabeth Kennedy. Blanche Powell, and Martha Stover singing the “Bells of Saint Mary’s.” Them's a fine bunch of girls, ain’t you got eyes to hear, and ears to see? Coming along next, we find Elizabeth Campbell seated in a sofa. As she sits, she sings, and as she sings, the curtain sorrowfully descends. Save your applause, citizens, you aren’t going to see any more of this act. “Ladies Prefer Blonds” is the title of the ensuing performance, featuring James Funke; as we know that it will make a great hit, we’ll give it some other time. Doris Enck is the leading lady in the next act, and the scene is remarkable, chiefly because of her absence. The scene changes to Scotland. Valerie Finlay is seen doing the Scottish War Dance with another temporary native of Scotland. Grace Garlinger has the floor next. Betty Genther helps her get away with it, being aided by Bill Crevello and his black, curly hair. They all do a minuet in tango (Turn to Page 97) JUNE, 19 JO 81JUNIOR A JUNIOR B 82 THE ORACLESOPHOMORE A SOPHOMORE B JUNE, 1930 83THE ORACLE FRESHMAN B FRESHMAN AJUNE, 1930 85THE ORACLETHE FACULTY PLAY CAST THE DRAMATIC CLUBTHE SENIOR PLAY CASTSDEBATING and DRAMATICS T F BATING and dramatics, under the •L' direction of Mrs. Wyatt, have become major student-activities in Abington High School. Debating, as analyzed by modern educators, is a game, hedged in by definite rules. Students who pursue this sport strive to out-think each other on their feet. Arming themselves with all available information on the question of debate, they pelt each other with facts, a judge deciding who has hit the straightest and the hardest. This kind of debating has increased interest in forensics to such an extent that the year 1929-1930 finds in existence four debating teams and a debate club with thirty active members. Miss Turner has assisted in debate coaching, with Miss Clark helping in the club. As for dramatics, in addition to class work in dramatics, which functions in plav-reading, plav-writing, play-producing and public performances of class projects, the activities of the Dramatic Club, whose membership has increased to 150 members, has been organized to give expression to the ever-growing interest of the students. Drama, we are told, “is an attempt to set forth life and character by means of conversation and action.” Hence it provides for us in high school many means of self-expression too valuable to neglect. That they are not being neglected is evidenced by the many productions staged during the year 1929 1930. Miss Cathell and Mr. Gantt have been assisting as dramatic coaches, Miss Hepler working with them in sponsoring the Dramatic Club. ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PLAY CALENDAR Grumpy—Faculty Troupe—For Scholarship Fund. The Suspicious Gift—Abington Players (Public Speaking Dept.)—For P. T. A. Program. Mr. Pint Passes By—Green Curtain Players (Alumni Group)—For Scholarship Fund. Leave It to Jane—Senior Class—For Fund for Year Book. Whose Fault Is It?—Abington Players (Public Speaking Dept.)—For P. T. A. Program. Polly with a Past—Senior Class—For Fund for Year Book. Cat O' Nine Tails—Green Curtain Players (Alumni Group)-For Scholarship Fund. The Try sting Place—Dramatic Club Players —For Courtesy Program forLansdowne High School Assembly. The Dear Departed—Abington Players (Public Speaking Dept.)—For Community Night Program. JUNE, 19 JO 89SCHEDULE of DEBATES January 17: Rad nor—Home—Won Negative Florence Weakley Ella Foster Harold Spencer Etta Oberholtzer Cheltenham—Away—Won Affirmative Laura Slight Atherton Chapman Emmy Lou Perpall Isabella Smiley February 20: Lansdowne—Home—Lost Affirmative Laura Slight Atherton Chapman Francesca Wyatt Arthur Bisbee Lansdowne—Away—Won Negative Irene Tuman Isabella Smiley Harold Spencer Fred Harvey February 7: Upper Darby—Away—Lost Affirmative Laura Slight Atherton Chapman Francesca Wyatt Arthur Bisbee February 14: Lower Merion—Home—Lost Negative Irene Tuman Isabella Smiley Harold Spencer Fred Harvey March 7: George School—Home—Lost Negative Ruth Haines Ella Foster Harold Spencer Etta Oberholtzer George School—Away—Won Affirmative Gladys Grigg Wilson Anderson Emmy Lou Perpall Arthur Bisbee 90 THE ORACLETHE GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB THE BOYS’ GLEE CLUB JUNE, 1930 91THE CAST OF NAPOLEON NAPSNapoleon Naps ITH the first chord of the opening chorus, the green curtains vanished, disclosing a beautiful garden at Malmaison, the home of Napoleon and Josephine. Emmy Lou Perpall, as the Empress Josephine, resplendent in her regal costume, was superb in the dignity which she displayed before the members of the court. Jane Fritz and Edward Duke portrayed the romanticists of the operetta. Vi ginia Keevill, the Italian opera singer, played several interesting scenes with Ralph Givens as Sir Edmund Lowe while James Funke and Andy Bordeau showed military genius in commanding the soldiers of the guard. Gazing upon the delightful and charming ladies of the court,played by Helen Hansen, Laura Slight, Grace Garlinger, Marcella Fisher and Helen Bauder, the audience felt themselves eighteenth century theatregoers. And with the entrance of Napoleon, portrayed by Weir Donaldson, every one looked upon himself as a member of the Abington’s Band and Orchestra ■ HERE they come! Don’t they look ® great?” Thus we commented as the Band, the instruments gleaming midst the maroon and white of the uniforms, marched out on the football field. How their music filled the crowds with “pep” and “fight” when they played before the games and whether we had met victory or defeat, the student body remained at the close of each game to sing as the Band played Alma Mater. Mr. Smith, who has done wonders with our band during the past year, has great hopes for its future, for he expects, next year, to have fifty-five members, compared with this year’s thirty-nine. Backed by the confidence obtained from steady practice, every one, he feels, will note the progress the Band makes next year. The Orchestra, too, has gone ahead this year, despite the need of more violins. Napoleonic Court. To give the operetta a touch of mystery, Fred Fox and his trusty sleuths, Jiggs Sassaman, Carrington Yeale, Bill Robinson and Russell Green were always walking about on their tiptoes. 'I'he story was centered about the desire for new dresses by the ladies of the court. This desire was so great that it led them to give secret orders to Moreau, a tailor, supposedly an exile from France. This so aroused the suspicion of the police that they reported it to the Emperor. Finally, the discovery by Napoleon of George Harting.the wrong Moreau,brought much embarrassment upon Arthur Bisbee, the head of the police, and his trusty sleuths. After the ladies had been forgiven by Napoleon, the chorus disclosed the fact that all would end happily, by its enthusiastic rendition of the “Marseillaise” together with the shouts of “Long live the Emperor! Long live the Empress!” Francesca Wyatt, ’30. The entire orchestra includes thirty three members, but among these, one may also find a dance orchestra, which has played at various functions including the Parent-Teacher Association’s card party. Its members Mr. Smith has christened suitably as “architects of syncopation.” The entire orchestra has played on many more occasions this year than previously, its playing and co-operation having been greatly appreciated. Seven members of these two organizations have been awarded their letters, cleverly designed with a lyre as a background. Even those who received no individual rewards should surely be repaid by knowing the outstanding advance which has been made by both the Band and Orchestra in their work at Abington during the past year. Etta Oberiioltzer, ’30. JUNE, 19 JO 9394 THE ORACLEPracticc Jonc PtoPLtV (pea Of An Ancrtoa Mar On Tut Track Team »-• • ———% ro— — . "Act Ncvhah Spcaka Om In Tnt P. . G-amc ? PAM Gt 0. • KXt P Away fneM Trie Girls Tback •Tno.se Scmoa. FlamwCls! Puzzle. - Wpiv Docj Tut. FfttariMAM JnoT PyT Candidate Heaitate? — Tnt J eni08. Play Was Bit 'Heavt In Par.t«t. ATHE JUNIOR FOURTH ESTATEThe Junior Fourth Estate ■ UST a year ago, with a very beautiful and awe-inspiring ceremony, the Walt Whitman Galley of the Junior Fourth Estate was founded at Abington High School. The first of its kind in the entire country, this group, holding before its members the ideals of that great organization, the Fourth Estate, and inspired by the character of the “poet of democracy,” Walt Whitman, set sail on the sea of progress, headed for the port of “the summit of all that is fine in literary attainments.” Naturally with such inspirations and ideals as this organization possesses, its membership is considered by every one to be an honor. The members are selected from the staffs of our school newspaper and magazine. However, just to be a staff member does not make you a Junior Fourth Estate member. Nor is membership granted according to the number of lines you have had published or the number of advertisements you have obtained for your publication. Membership is granted on no such mechanical seal, but rather, according to the judgment of faculty advisers, on the merits of the character of your literary abilities, efforts and accomplishments and the unselfish service you have rendered your publication. But, you may ask, is membership of value only because as a member you can consider yourself one of the most desirable and outstanding members of the staff to which you belong. The answer to this is emphatically “ No." Briefly, what the organization means to its members is this: It has an atmosphere of literature and culture at its meetings which furthers in you a desire to make the greatest literary attempts your ability permits. When you gather around an open fireplace and talk over your various problems with the members of your own and another staff, a spirit of good fellowship and helpfulness prevails, which wipes away all friction and leaves only a memory of pleasant friendships and associations. The organization furnishes you with inspirations and social contacts which, though you may wander far from the journalistic field, you will never forget. The Junior Fourth Estate acquaints its members with all that is lovely and all that is beautiful. It could do no more. Etta Oberholtzer, '30. Seniors on Parade (Continued Jrom Page SI) time and the audience doesn’t realize this until they wake up after the curtain has come down on the act. Last we have a grand finals. Betty Rossiter leads this campaign, aided by Ernest Ruzicka, Dorothy Sheil, John Longshore, Ruth Graham, Joe Markley and Charles Marino. This act is the best of all; that’s the reason we keep it till the last. It takes place in the sunken garden of the haunted house. The actors sing a closing chorus, which goes something like “Goodbye, forever, Goodbye, forever, Goodbye, goodbye, Goodbye, goodbye—” It seems that they are saying “Goodbye". Let down the curtain, Mike, it’s all over. The audience sleeps peacefully on—. Francis Carney, ’30. JUNE, 1930 97THE LATIN CLUB THE SCIENCE CLUB 98 THE ORACLEThe Latin Club TI HEN the 5. S. California docked in ’ » New York, it brought back ideas and inspirations personified. For Miss Lobach is just that, and more. The Sodalitas Latina was the first subject of her vigor and the officers elected to help her were: first consul, Wilson Anderson; second consul, Harriet Keevill (succeeded by Francesca Wyatt); scribe, Betty Rossiter; quaestor, Fred Harvey. After a thorough modernization of the constitution, and the initiation of the freshman, in full dress, id est, togas, the club rushed on its way. The freshmen caught the spirit and presented a play in Latin. Clever, what? Then Miss Lobach gave an exceedingly interesting lecture on Italy, illustrated with pictures and photographs. Miss Lobach's display of Roman objects dart in Room Thirty aroused much favorable criticism. To close the season gracefully, as befits a club of this species, a smart luncheon was given, and with the speakers, the entertainment and everything else, Miss Lobach put across another triumph. Betty Rossiter, ’30. The Science Club ■ HE Nature, Radio and Science Clubs ® put their heads together last September to form the bigger and better Science Club, with the following officers: presi- dent, Arthur Watmough; vice president, Edward Duke; secretary-treasurer, Leroy Dampman. Just when things were started, new officers had to be elected because of midyear graduation: Nicholas Alexander, president; Weir Donaldson, vice president; and Arthur Freeston, secretary-treasurer. A most interesting talk, and several experiments in photography were among the highlights of the club’s work. Anything in the way of scientific matter forms polite conversation for its members. All those taking subjects pertaining to science will not only find enjoyment in attending these meetings, but will also gather bits of knowledge to help them in the rough sea of chemistry and physics. We almost forgot a bit of important information—that the Science Club is a charter member of the newly formed Philadelphia Suburban Science Club. Nicholas Alexander, ’31. JUNE, 19 JO 99100 THE ORACLEStudent Council JUST another Mexican Revolution scene! Picture a good-sized Mexican firing squad with their muskets poised for the undoing of a desperate but resigned traitor. One is not sorry to see him die for his character is made up of all the things which we don't like to see in the good old Mexican state of Abington. This traitor has actually been caught at some daring intrigues such as firing (his cigarette) at the wrong time, travelling in forbidden territory (grass in front of school), rushing the company chef (running in lunch line), and insubordination (talking without permission in Study Hall and Library). These, it must be remembered are only a few of the serious offenses which are likely to bring such dangerous traitors before that deadly firing squad. Abington’s Mexicans are somewhat temperamental, however; they provide flowers for their sick and dead. Pardon, dear reader, for not mentioning sooner that the firing squad, under the able leadership of General Student Council, is composed of some choice Mexican privates such as the Line brothers, Bus and Lunch, the Committee brothers, Cleanups, Assembly, and Libraiy, and countless members of the two famous old Mexican families, Odds and Ends. This firing squad, under General Student Council, would rather not have to shoot down many t aitors. They would much prefer to see their Mexican state of Abington in a quiet, law abiding frame of mind. In fact, to encourage peace in the state, certificates and money awards are offered to law abiding, peaceful and industrious citizens of good character. Possibly it would be well to add that General Student Council has been rather more successful in his few years of service in Abington’s army than have the majority of Mexican generals. Arthur Bisbee, ’30. La Republique Francaise ■—RANCH and the French in Abington ® High School or “La Republique Fran-raise” as the unique club is known, is the organization of all those students who are enrolled in the French course in Abington High School. Each class represents a “department”, corresponding to the political divisions of France, every group being under the leadership of a Prefect, selected from the Members of the General Assembly. The General Assembly consists of honor students who hold the positions of senators and deputies. They also serve as tutors for those other “citizens” who need help throughout the year. The class periods, each Friday, are devoted to programs and lively discussions of current topics of France, the meetings being enjoyable as well as profitable. Seine-et-Oise, the department of third year French students, has edited a newspaper, Le Chant du Coq D'Or, with Irene Tuman as its editor-in-chief. The French students who are graduating hope that those remaining and those to come will cherish as French class traditions “La Ripublique” and Le Chant du Coq D'Or. Grace Holland, '30. Edith Blair, ’30. JUNE, 19 JO 101THE GIRLS’ HI-Y CLUB THE BOYS’ HI-Y CLUB 102 THE ORACLEThe Girls’ Hi-Y Club THIS organization has blossomed out marvellously, what with Mrs. Harriet K. Jordan of the Y. M. C. A. and Miss Reichard doing their best by the club. It is very exclusive, only twenty-five girls in it, but these are the essence of efficiency you may be sure, for they take care of the rest room, the girls’ locker room, and of course, of the information desk, when the boys are not doing their share. The officers of the last year were: Isabella Smiley and Jeanne Runciman, the president; Helen Bauder and Theresa Oswald, vice presidents; Betty Rossiter and Irene Tuman, secretaries; and Harriet Keevil and Laura Slight, treasurers. Something to which all the members look forward is the new award, a gold “A”, to be worn with the Hi-Y pin. Ten girls who have served the school faithfully, and lived up to the other requirements of the club will receive these guards at Commencement. The girls gave a reception to the mothers and also had several meetings with the Boys’ Hi-Y, and last, but you may be certain, not the least, was the outdoor dinner. This is a young club, but how it is growing! Irene Tuman, ’31. a. .a. The Boys’ Hi-Y Club CNE of the new and successful organizations of the last year is the Boys’ Hi-Y Club, a selective group of students aiming to raise the standards of the student body as well as to maintain the traditions and ideals of the school. Among the constructive projects sponsored by this organization was that of obtaining Dr. Wood, head of the Y. M. C. A. organization of Philadelphia, to give the student body one of the best talks of the year. The Hi-Y have taken charge of assembly very affectively, and have also assisted in making the daily flag salute impressive. The leaders of this group are president, James Funke; secretary-treasurer, Arthur Freeston; and chaplain, Sanford Volk. Such clubs as this are a welcome addition to the school’s activities. Bobby Foster, ’30. JUNE, 19 JO 103THE LIBRARY CLUB THE VOCATIONAL CLUB 104 THE ORACLEThe Library Club TTHE Library Club, under the super-® vision of Miss Miriam Kutz, librarian, met during Activities Period every third Wednesday of the month. The officers for this year were: Helen Jenkins, president; Doris Enck, vicepresident; Katherine Nichols, secretary; Grace Freeston, treasurer. One of the first things done by the club this year was to present, during Book Week, several sketches from some books that all pupils have read or should have read. Prizes were also presented for the best essay, poem and poster handed in for the Book Week Contest. The main purpose of the club is to aid Miss Kutz in the Library. This the girls have found to be very interesting work. At the monthly meetings, the programs are made up of short sketches from books. One of the most interesting programs of the year centered around Peru. Miss Kutz gave a talk illustrated by many curios from Peru. Another important fact about the Library Club is that the members make good candy—if you don’t believe me, try some. Helen Jenkins, ’30. The Vocational Club ■ HE Vocational Club was swept into ™ such a whirl of activities at the beginning of the year that it remained busy throughout the entire season. The capable staff of officers including Richard Schlafer and William Crevello, who presided at the meetings, Joseph Graham and John De Flavis, who recorded all that occurred at the club’s meetings, and Charles Marino, who ably took charge of the club’s financial matters, proved to be just the people to keep the members alert and interested in all that they undertook. The club was fortunate enough to have Mr. Russell Vanderbilt of the Baltimore Locomotive Works to talk to them on the “Romance of Locomotives”, an event which afforded every one much pleasure. Other speakers were Mr. Sohl and Mr. Wortman, members of the High School faculty, who stressed practical experiences that proved of much value to each member. Through the efforts of Mr. Wright, the Club’s keenly interested adviser, a trip to the Bethayres foundry was obtained and many things of interest were learned during this excursion. Joseph Graham, the member of the club who graduated in the February class, was presented with an award to use toward his tuition in the Pennsylvania Nautical School. Not least of the club's activities was the “doggie roast” held at the home of Joseph Graham in Bethayres. This was a gathering filled with fun and good fellowship, voted by all to be a huge success. The Vocational Club rightfully feels that they, with the able help and advice of Miss Turner and Mr. Wright, have enjoyed a successful year and have made progress. Charles Walton, ’30. JUNE, 1930 105THE MATHEMATICS CU B THE DEBATING CLUB 106 THE ORACLEThe Mathematics Club "■"HOSE who have been in the Math Club ® know what a great help it has been to all students, whether mathematically inclined or not. The club has made a wise change in the past year. It has been divided into Junior and Senior clubs. This gives every one a chance to participate in the meetings. This change has proved a success because more underclassmen are now interested. The club had two very interesting speakers this year. The first was Mr. Charles Sohl, one of our own faculty, who spoke on the “Practical Applications of Survey”, in which he told of a few trigo- nometrical essentials necessary in surveying. The other speaker was Donald Funk, ’24, who is the field engineer of the William Steele Company in Philadelphia. He has been working on the Terminal Commercial Building in the city. Mr. Funk explained a few essentials of building construction. The officers for the first semester were: Henry Bardsley, president; John Funk, vice president; Ruth Haines, secretary-treasurer. The officers for the second semester were: John Funk, president; Fred Harvey, vice president; and Ruth Haines, secretary-treasurer. Ruth Haines, ’30. The Debating Club HAT’S this I see and hear? Not a freshman debating? Yes, my eyes do not deceive me. With much oratory and gusto in his manner, a wee freshman is denouncing modern inventions for giving women free time to leave their homes and enter the world of industry. Such is the effect of the work of the Debating Club in bringing the underclassmen into closer touch with debating and fostering inter-class debates. Sponsored by Mrs. Wyatt, aided by Miss Turner and Miss Clark, the club has been led by President Atherton Chapman through its activities of the year. Harold Spencer ably filled the office of vice-president, while Emmy Lou Perpall did the club’s corresponding and Etta Oberholtzer recorded the occurrences of each meeting. Last but not least, Theresa Oswald gathered in the pennies. The club, in its meeting, discussed five points of the various arguments on the yearly question adopted by the Philadelphia Suburban High School Debating League, to which Abington belongs. As a consequence, the members grew to know and understand, better than ever before, the principles of debating. Next year, the club plans to grow debaters for the team. Etta Oberholtzer, '30. .JUNE, 1930 107THE COMMERCIAL CU B THE ART CLUB 108 THE ORACLEThe Commercial Club J HIS year, the Commercial Club turned in another fine record of service to the school. As soon as it came to be that Fred Schaefer was president; Edith Whit-tock, vice-president; Grace Freeston, secretary; while Edward Schaefer collected the money, the club got under way. At football games, candy was sold by this ambitious club; at Hallowe’en, the annual Commercial Club Party and Dance made a big hit! everybody going away satiated and satisfied. At Christmas, the Commercials gave a party to the Special Class in the Elementary School; their guests came hopeful and went away happy. After the mid-year commencement, a new president and vice president appeared, Albert and Howard Yoder. As their first speaker, the Commercials had Mr. W. T. Locker, of Jenkintown Bank, who discussed important points in the making of checks and deposits. The next guest of the club was Mr. N. F. Heckler, a bank examiner from the State Banking Department. The third of the trio was Mr. C. A. VVesp from Northeast High School, who spoke about business psychology. Now it closes its books, feeling that it has done something worthwhile. Gunhild Svenson, ’30. Atherton Chapman, ’30. The Art Club CN the first Wednesday of each month, during Activities Period, a group of students known as the Art Club, meet in the spacious drawing room. All of those that come are not artists nor ever hope to be but they enjoy art and are interested in it. Consequently they spend their meetings in gathering a broader knowledge of the subject. Each member is given a chance to speak on a topic in which he is interested, these discussions being often made more attractive by illustrations shown through the Opaque Projector. Some of the topics taken up are Interior Decorating, Pottery, Painting, Architecture, etc. At the April meeting, the club enjoyed a radio address concerning the best current oil paintings. Besides these meetings, the club has taken several trips to art exhibitions in Philadelphia. In order to teach the appreciation of art to the school, the Club has joined the Philadelphia Art Alliance. This enables the school to have a new picture on display in the main corridor each month. The pictures, which are all by well-known artists, educate the artistic discrimination of the school. Sylvia Taylor, '30. JUNE, 1930 109THE READING CU B 1 HE SPANISH CLUB 110 THE ORACLEThe Reading Club LTHOUGH a little late in the season owing to a change in the conducting of extra-curricular activities, the Reading Club organized in December and at that time elected the following officers: Helen Bauder, president; Jeanne Runciman, vice president; Betty Rossiter, secretary; Doris Bindrim, treasurer; and Helen Campbell, chairman of finance committee. Besides regular business meetings, the club found time to read and to enjoy some social entertainment. The Reading Club, in living up to its ideal, service, gave prizes at each Commencement, for service and excellent work in English. A Violet Oakley picture, “Penn’s Vision,” was presented to the school this year. This picture is a very beautiful and colorful painting, a copy of one of the murals which are on display in the Capitol at Harrisburg. The members of the Reading Club are good workers. Even though the club loses several at graduation, the coming underclassmen have the ambition to carry the club through another successful year and put other pictures where they may gladden the eyes of student beholders. Betty Rossiter, ’30. The Spanish Club ■ T is not wise to drop in on one of the ™ Spanish Club meetings, held every Friday, if you don’t comprehend Spanish, for all the topics presented, and even most of the side-remarks, are in that language. Discussions on South America, Spain, Mexico, in fact on all Spanish-speaking countries are given. Topics in lighter vein such as crocodile tears and mantillas are also features of these interesting meetings. It gives a very definite pleasure to be able to deliver your thoughts in Spanish and also to absorb such a lot of information about your Spanish-American neighbors. Francis Carney, ’30. T JUNE, 1930 111The Abingtonian J VERY day in every way it’s getting better and better. ” From the steady progress that the Abingtonian has been making in recent years, one might suppose that its sponsors had used Dr. Coue’s theory to perfection. One of the chief aims of the Abingtonian this year has been to support itself financially without any aid from other school funds. With only a few issues to go, it looks as if this aim is going to be accomplished. This financial achievement is due largely to the work of Howard Yoder, the business manager, who has succeeded in having an average of approximately forty-four inches of ads for each issue. One of the most important changes in the Abingtonian this year was the shift from a three to a four column-paper. This change gave the paper a chance to improve in general appearance as well as to include additional material. A faithful weekly reader of the Abingtonian also noticed, about half-way through the year, a change in the headline type. The new type is heavier and so stands out more. There were also some minor changes made in the form of headline used. Variety of headlines is a big factor in the make-up of a news sheet. The general appearance of the paper has been improved greatly by the clever and original linoleum cuts and cartoons which have appeared from time to time. This work was done in cooperation with the art department, with the always valuable assistance of Mrs. Messinger. During the past year, the junior, sophomore and freshman classes each compiled a special issue of the Abingtonian. All three classes had in their issues some clever cuts and cartoons, poetry, and special feature material which made these numbers some of the most interesting issues of the year. The Abingtonian wishes, above all, to fulfill the duties of a school newspaper for Abington; to place the news before the school in as interesting and original a manner as possible, to give students a place to express their view's, to strengthen the students’ loyalty to the school, to stand for the rights of the school, and to make Abington High known to other schools, reached through the exchange department, as a school of wrhich all can be proud. Arthur Bisbee, ’30. JUNE, 1930 113The Captains 1929-1930FOOTBALL October 4, 1929—Abington Ushers in Football with a Victory. Ambler bowed submissively to the score of 42- 0. Jimmie Funke, blond and tall, was the ideal captain for as fine a football team as A. H. S. had in 1929. October 12, 1929—Brown Prep Didn’t Bother Abington. Better luck next time, Brown. Final score, 46-0. Harry Kneedler, a three year man.held down his position of left end so well that he was placed on the All-Suburban team. October 18, 1929—Abington Wins, but Allows Upper Darby to Score. But quite a victory even though our record was broken. Score, 26-7. Ros Triol defended the other side of the line, and it is a well known fact that few gains were made around right end. October 25, 1929—Abington Wins Hard-Fought Game with I.ansdale. Game was much closer and harder fought than score indicates. Score, 32-0. Ralph Givens was a fiery member of our backfield, will we ever forget some of the touchdowns he got? November 1, 1929—Lower Merion Defeats Abington in Last Minute by Lucky Break. Abington had the better team, but Lower Merion got the break. Final score, 0-7. George Boiston was like a stone wall when it came to holding that line. In fact he was so good that he and Ros Triol were elected co-captains. George Worster, could he fight when it was needed? Just ask a few of the Radnor backs. November8,1929—Abington Takes out Spite on Jenkintown. Abington came back and tripped Jenkintown by score of 21-0. Bill Ewan, in spite of his rather mild appearance, proved to his opponents that he was anything but. Paul Loucks was always in the play, and it was he and the rest of the line that made so many of those spectacular runs successful. November 15, 1929—Abington Beats Radnor, Even though Handicapped. With two of the best players on the bench with injuries, Abington beat Radnor. Final score, 6-0. Bert Freeston was one of the great offense threats of the A. H. S. eleven. November 28, 1929—Abington Eats Turkey instead of Crow. The boys turned the tables on Cheltenham and surprised them. Score, 12-0. Dick Schlafer, though we think he is always good-natured, managed to hit that line so hard that his opponents would have stoutly denied our theory. JUNE, 1930 117HOCKEY September 26, 1929—Abington Was Downed by Swarthmore. Those girls from Swarthmore certainly could play hockey. Score, 1-7. Emmy Lou Perpall was the captain and back-bone of the team; if we had only had ten more like her, what a team that would have been! October 9, 1929—Ambler Defeated Abington in Close Tilt. That was a close game, but Abington lost in the last few minutes. Score, 5-6. Doris Vansant was one of the speediest wings Abington has ever had. We certainly needed her speed this year. October 18, 1929 Abington Lowered Lower Merion. If the girls had had that fight in every game, we should have recorded an undefeated season. Score, 2-1. Bepps Campbell has played one of the snappiest and most consistent games of any one on the team. ▲ October 21, 1929 Springfield Is Victor in Hard-Fought Battle. They fought hard, but Springfield was good. Score, 1-2. Ruth Berkenstock with her fighting spirit and fast moving feet, proved to be an excellent center forward. ah. Lydia Kress was a bulwark to the team by her steady playing as halfback. ah October 29, 1929—Abington Handed City Foes Setback. We visited Simon Gratz and brought home the bacon in the form of a 2-1 score. 118 THE ORACLENovember 7, 1929—Bristol Gained over Abington. Bristol proved superior in a close tussle, on our own field, by a 1-2 score. Leora Ilampp—Wasn’t it good to see her between the ball and the goal? You could depend on her to stop the ball. A. November 21, 1929 Our Neighbors Won Out against Abington. Jenkintown did have the breaks but they knew they played a hockey game. Score, 2-3. Gertrude Lummis with her curly head, and hard hits, was a welcome backing to the forward line. She played a hard game and we hope to see her there next year. November 25, 1929—Ancient Rivals Squashed by Abington. Abington handed a strong and undefeated Cheltenham Team a surprise package in the wrappings of a 2-0 score. Athletic Banquet Big Success THE most successful banquet in the history of Abington High School— this was the opinion of those present at the Athletic Banquet, given by the Abington High School Parent-Teacher Association, the evening of December 10, with the football, soccer and hockey squads as the guests of the mothers and fathers of the students of this school. Toastmaster Oberholtzer, president of the P. T. A., presented as first speaker Mr. Edward S. Ling, superintendent of schools, who in his speech brought out the fact that athletics tend to uplift both the moral and the physical side of our education. The second speaker of the evening was the Rev. Jack Hart of the University of Pennsylvania. The Rev. Mr. Hart, in a short, snappy speech, stated that life is a game of football, and that the fellow who makes good on the gridiron is usually the fellow who makes a success of life. The Rev. Mr. Hart was followed by Miss Gertrude Herzog, coach of the Girls’ Hockey Team. Miss Herzog made a plea to the mothers to urge their daughters to come out for hockey. P. T. Gantt, coach of the Soccer Team, in his talk proved that soccer is a growing sport in this section of the country. He also commended the fine spirit of Julian Pearson, a graduate of the class of '29, who is assisting Coach Gantt with the soccer squad. The last speaker of the evening was Abington’s evei-popular football coach, Glenn Snodgrass. Mr. Snodgrass asserted in his usual fiery manner that football requires skill, stamina, and a true love of the game. He concluded his talk with a splendid illustration of self-sacrifice as displayed by a real sportsman on a football field. Following Mr. Snodgrass came the big surprise of the evening when Principal J. C. Weirick, representative of the P. T. A., presented to the football lettermen the much coveted gold footballs and sweaters, given in acknowledgment of the splendid playing of the football team, which won for the third successive time the Old York Road Championship. After the presentation, every one adjourned to the Auditorium, to be entertained by four entertainers. Following the entertainment came a trip to the gymnasium, where the synchronizing melodies of Frank Staub’s Society Club Orchestra invited dancing as the close of a perfect evening. Richard Schlafer, ’30. Gordon Rainey, ’30. JUNE, 1930 119THE GIRI.S’ BASKETBALL TEAM fHE BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM 120 TIIE ORACLEBits of Basketball January 7, 1930—Abington Defeated by Jenkintown. Abington received a decisive setback in their first game at Weldon. Score, 1C-32. Mildred Corson, as sure as she was small, proved to be one of the best shots. ▲ January 15, 1930—Abington Trounced Willow Grove. Willow Grove was completely outchased on their own floor by the score of 39-2. Mary Gillingham, as tall as her partner forward was short, made many a shot possible by her passing. ▲ January 21, 1930—Abington Was Downed by Cheltenham. Abington took a rather hard beating in the Cheltenham gym to the tune of 18-40. Betty Rossiter, our captain, was as steady a guard as her hair was curly. 4. January 28, 1930 Ditto, Cheltenham Did It Again. The next time the two teams clashed on our own floor, Abington received a forceful setback. Score, 17-42. Ruth Berkenstock fought harder in her position as jump center than almost any one else on the team. 4 February 6, 1930—Norristown Nosed Out Abington. Believe me, that was no easy game for them even though the score was 28-35. Edith Corson, the synonym for pep, played one of the hardest and most consistent games all season. 4k. February 11, 1930—Abington Was Victor over the Alumnae. With Mildred Corson’s unerring shots and the rest of the team’s excellent playing, the Varsity sent the Alumnae down to a 29-25 defeat. Lydia Kress played steadily all season. (Turn to page 132) A Basketful of Basketball News January 7, 1930—Abington Lowered by Jenkintown. Abington got off to a poor start, in the game played at Weldon, losing by 7-20. Harry Kneedler, captain until February, played a good hard game as guard. 4. January 10, 1930—Chester Nosed Out Abington. That was a tough game to lose but it was on a st range floor and Chester certainly got the breaks. Score, 13-17. Jimmie Funke was the one steady member all year of our ever-changing basketball team. 4k January 17,1930—Lower Merion Proved Superior but by IIow Much? Abington made a poor start but became so strong at the end, that Lower Merion had to freeze the ball to keep their lead of 13-20. George Worster played his last gamein that against Ixjwer Merion and maybe it wasn’t a humdinger. January 24, 1930 Jinx Lasts as Norristown Conquered Abington. Abington got off to an early lead, playing steadily but when the final whistle blew Abington was at the short end of a 25-44 score. Carl Haler, who made his debut in Vrr-sity basketball in the Norristown game, played a steady game at center. A. January 31, 1930 Jinx is Broken as Abington Won First Victory, 28-23. The game was close all the way through (Turn to page 127) JUNE, 10 JO 121vt'N cr y SOCCER SOCCER SNAPS October 1, 1929—Abington Scored Upset over Frankford High. Played in the driving rain, this game was the most exciting ever witnessed. Score, 2-1. Art Bisbee, our capable captain, was not only the high scorer but the backbone of the team, both in spirit and in playing. ▲ October 12, 1929—Abington Victorious over George School. Abington rallied in second half and scored four of five goals. Score, 5-4. Bud Schaefer was rewarded for his excellent playing with the captaincy. A. October 17, 1929—Abington Outplayed a Clever Team at Ardmore. Abington registered a 2-1 victory over Lower Merion, making their total games won, three. John Maclnnes, lanky and tall, proved a great asset to the team. October 24, 1929—Abington Suffered Severe Letdown to Upper Darby. Abington lost a slovenly-played game to the score of 2-3. Warren Russell, in spite of his stature, was one of the peppiest members of the team and ably filled his position as fullback. A. October 31, 1930 -Abington Rode Easily over Simon Gratz. Abington came back by defeating Simon Gratz, contender for soccer championship of city. Score, 6-1. Roscoe Williams lived up to his red hair with his playing on the Varsity. November 7, 1929 -Abington Tried to Capture Game for Championship. Abington fought a game battle with Upper Darby, but had to be satisfied with a 4-4 tie. Albert Zachey earned his letter rightfully by his dependable playing as goal-(Turn to Page 125) 122 THE ORACLEA BASKETFUL OF BASKETBALL NEWS—(Continuedfrom page 121) The scores were so close that Haverford was not beaten until the final whistle. Clayton Worster, big and bulky, played a good strong game, filling Harry Kneed-ler’s shoes at guard. - a. February 4, 1930 -Abington’s Last Minute Rally Brought Victory. Cheltenham took the lead at the start, retaining it until the last few minutes; but Abington crept up slowly and finally won, 18-16. Jim Bailey proved hero when, a last-minute goal won game; he also played a steady game throughout. February 7, 1930—Upper Darby Ends Abington’s Winning Streak, 13-27. The game was hard fought though Upper Darby was a little superior and deserved to win. Eddie Givens, our plucky freshman, played as well as any seasoned guard, in the last half of the season. F'ebruary 11, 1930 Abington’s Old Stars Lowered the Varsity. With a peppy quintet the Alumni toppled the Varsity to the tune of 21-29. Ros Triol, ever fighting hard and scrapping, could always be found when he was needed for a basket. F'red Harvey proved to be another efficient substitute for George Worster at center. F'ebruary 25, 1930 Jenkintown Triumphed over Abington. On their own floor and with a strong team Abington was let down to a 12-20 defeat. Don Cutting, another blond center gave his able assistance to the team until his leg was injured. F'ebruary 28, 1930 — Norristown Trampled Abington. This time Norristown went home with a 25-41 victory. Arthur F'reeston held up his end of the family glory with his hard playing as forward for both the Varsity and second teams. March 1, 1930—Abington Eliminated from Penn Tournament. Abington left the Palestra after her first game there, with a 23-28 defeat. Ralph Givens was that boy you always saw at the games, busily keeping score and time and generally aiding the team as all good managers do. F'ebruary 18, 1930—Upper Darby Overcame Abington. Abington, on their home floor, went down to a 21-29 defeat. Bert F'reeston upheld the reputation he gained during football season by his dependable playing as guard. at F'ebruary 21, 1930—Abington Downtrodden by Lower Merion. The Lower Merion runner-up team in the State Championship proved to be too strong for a weakened Abington quintet. Score, 10-62. March 4, 1930—Cheltenham Nosed Out Abington. As the last whistle blew, Cheltenham shot a basket, thus leaving the Weldon gym on the long end of a 19-20 score. Rouse Roberts, though a freshman, proved to outshine many more experienced players to such an extent that he played on the Varsity as well as the second team. ▲ March 7, 1930 Abington Lost Final Battle of the Season. Haverford came back against Abington’s victory with a score of 25-27. JUNE, 19 JO 123THE ORACLE THE GIRLS’ SWIMMING TEAM THE BOYS’ SWIMMING TEAMSWIMMING MATCHES December 13, Abington Won Dual Meet with Cheltenham ■ N a hard fought contest at the Ab-® ington Y. M. C. A., Abington won its first meet. One of the most interesting features of the meet was the fact that the greater percentage of the team was freshmen. This victory gave Abington possession of the cup, which is to become a permanent possession of the school winning it three successive times. Abington keeps this until the spring meet, when the new victor takes possession. Frances Campbell, who won the diving event, and Jean Mac’Innes, who led in the Boys’ Swimming ■A MONG Abington’s new activities this year is the Boys’ Swimming Team consisting of: Foster Reeves, Karpeles Yates, Bill Harper, Linford Schaffer, William Magee, John Mclnnes, Leonard Kelly, John Anderson, Howard Schaefer, and Richard Keyser. dash, particularly stood out, as they were both freshmen and both played a big part in Abington’s victory. May 16, Cheltenham Beat Out Competitors in Meet "W'HIS time Cheltenham walked home ® from the Abington Y. M. C. A. with the cup. Representatives from Spring-field, Cheltenham, Abington and Doyles-town competed, but Cheltenham managed to win out, though both Abington and Springfield gave them a good run for their prize. It has been many years since Abington has had a boys’ swimming team. Considering this, the results have been fairly good. Although A. H. S. lost to both teams it encountered, the scores, especially the last one with Lower Merion, 30-31, offer hope for the coming year. SOCCER {Continued from page 122) keeper. How many balls were stopped by that bulwark! November 11, 1929—A Disheartened Team Bowed Easily to Lower Merion. Lower Merion won handily by a score of 0-4—the only contest in which Abington d id not score. MacDougal showed his English ancestry by his excellent playing as left outside November 19, 1929—Abington Met Ilaverford Prep in Close Game. Haverford, a more experienced and older team, defeated Abington very luckily. Score 2-3. As a whole, a record to be proud of, both for team and for school! Bob Hargrave was the star halfback; in fact, he was one of the best members of the team. JUNE, 1930 125THE BOVS’ TENNIS TEAM 126 THE ORACLETennis Shots April 24....... April 28......... May 1............ May 5............ May 8............ May 12........... May 19........... May 26........... May 29........... June 2........... June 5........... June 9........... Tennis Titbits April 24 April 28 May 1 May 5 May 8 May 12 . May 19 May 26. May 29 J une 2. June 5. June 9 A lbert H aines S pencer Har P er Gi L lingham D A vison Cla Y Ion V E ale Fu R niss S anford Schedule . Norristown...............................Home , Cheltenham...............................Home Upper Darby...............................Away Chester...................................Home Ridley Park...............................Home .Lower Merion..............................Away Norristown................................Away Cheltenham................................Away Upper Darby...............................Home Chester...................................Away Ridley Park...............................Away Lower Merion..............................Away Abington High School F ritz G I llingham G ernert H elen Margueri T e P e ggy R unciman S miley Schedule Norristown................................Away Cheltenham................................Away Upper Darby...............................Home Chester...................................Away Ridley Park...............................Away Lower Merion..............................Home Norristown................................Home Cheltenham................................Home Upper Darby...............................Away Chester...................................Home Ridley Park...............................Home Lower Merion..............................Away JUNE, 1930 127THE BASEBALL TEAM OUR CHEER LEADERS 128 THE ORACLEBaseball Bats A Freeston H afer S assaman C revello Fairc H ild Co A ch A M bier P lutcher G I vens O sbourn Freesto N Ro S April 4. . April 8. . April 11. . April 15. . April 22. . April 24. . April 29. . May 2. . May 6. . May 9. . May 13. . May 16. . May 20. . May 23. . May 27. . May 29. . June 3. . J une 6. Schedule .Northeast. . . . . Haverford .Germantown. . Norristown. . . Lower Merion Simon Gratz. Chester...... Cheltenham. . Upper Darby. Haverford. . . Norristown. . . Alumni....... Lower Merion Cheltenham. . Chester...... Jenkintown. . Upper Darby. Jenkintown. . Home . Away Home Home Home . Away Home Away Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Home JUNE, 1930 129ATHLETIC COUNCIL THE ORACLE THE TRAC K TEAMTrack Tidings A nderson Geut II er S miley I.issfcl T R obert Cl A yton C revel lo K aufman M acInnes Funk E Cro N cy April 25 April 26 M ay 3 Schedule May 7 May 10 May 14 TT May 17 May 21 May 24 May 28 May 31 June 4 JUNE, 19 JO 131ONE-WORD STORIES C lass of June, 1930 Edgar Armstrong .... . Kidder Henry Johnson Mischievous Helen Bauder .... Good-natured Elizabeth Kennedy Giggles Arthur Bisbee . Versatile Richard Keyser Modest Edith Blair . Jolly John Longshore Sleepy Norman Brown Talkative John Maclnnes . . . Tall Elizabeth Campbell . . . Cute Frances Mansfield . Mathematical Francis Carney . Clever Charles Marino . . . . Conscientious Atherton Chapman English James Mudd Mason Clark Cartoonist Joseph Markley William Crevello .... Brave Winifred Mulley Quiet Mildred Davenport . Little Edward Niehenke Taps Doris Enck Popular Betty Phillips .... Surprising Valerie Finlay .... . . Elfin Blanche Powell Dainty Gertrude Firman .... Student Marguerite Redden Quaint Arthur Freeston .... Chemist Betty Rossiter . . . . . Goldilocks Bertram Freeston Indifferent Ernest Ruzicka . Jane Fritz Songster Dorothy Sheil Blushes John Funk Laura Slight .... . . . Wise James Funke Athletic Sommers Smith . Tease Helena Gassmann .... . Blonde Martha Stover Demure Grace Garlinger .... Easy-going Gunhild Stevenson . . Champion Betty Genther . Peppy Marion Taylor . Prepared Ruth Graham . Frank Natalie Taylor . . . . Morris Hankin .... Bashful Sylvia Taylor .... Double Check Anna Hansen Carefree Charles Walton . . Electrical Arietta Hansford .... . Musical William Walton Determined Ralph Hill Strong Francesca Wyatt Sunny Grace Holland Personality Karpeles Yates . . . . Helen Jenkins Howard Yoder . . Honest Jk. BITS OF BASKETBALL—{Continuedfrom page 121) February 18, 1930—Abington Outdone Jenkintown managed to come out on top by Conshohocken. with a 16-24 score. Conshohocken proved just a little Bepps Campbell, who switched from superior in the battle waged at Weldon, guard to side-center, played very efficiently when the whistle blew the score read 13-19. at both posts. Helen Bauder, ever ready to aid any one in need, carried off with honor her position as manager. March 5, 1930 Springfield Lowered by Abington. F ebruary 25,1930—J enkin town T ripped In the final game of the season, Abing- Abington. ton's sextet came through with a 27-21 In one of the hardest tussles of the year, score. 132 THE ORACLE O Thirty-one’s class, We pass to your youth Courage and Honor, The Torch of Truth.Tiik Oracle “Going Home” yA COLD, dull day, last. September was sending a gray gloom through the skylight in the court at Wanamakers; giving the interior a somewhat dreary air. Looking down from the seventh floor, one saw the people wandering aimlessly about, some stopping to hear the organ which had just begun to play. It was the “Largo” movement from the “New World Symphony,” deep, regretful tones that carried out the aspect of the day. From the echo organ far above me floated down those lovely, sorrowful, yet deeply happy tones: “Going home...........” “Going home...........” All those in the court below had stopped to listen, and several people had come up to the balustrade to gaze vacantly at the shining gold pipes on the other side and to listen; each perhaps with a different thought as to the meaning of the slow music, now becoming louder, mingling with the cold fall day and sending a chill through the listeners. I noticed a little woman in black beside me, listening intently, and gazing into space and then watching the organist as her hands and feet traversed the keys and pedals, and thought of nothing but the beauty of the music resounding throughout the court. The organ tones were scarcely audible; they seemed to die away. The woman in black turned to me. “ I’ve been traveling all summer; it’s odd that I’m going home too.” She spoke with a marked Southern accent, and after I nodded and smiled, she walked slowly away. The music continued very low, like a last plaintive plea, then died away in the distance, “Going home...............” The whole court seemed to sigh deeply, the shoppers slowly disappeared, the lights in front of the organ pipes went out, leaving nothing but a few straggling customers and the shadowy fall day, peering in the skylight. Francis Carney, ’30. Wm. P. Albrecht W. Clyde Goirlf.y President OVERLOOK HILLS Secretary and Treasurer ALBRECHT AND GOURLKY, Inc. REALTORS Philadelphia Office 912 Packard Building 15th and Chestnut Sts. York Road at Welsh Road Willow Grove, Pa. Bell Phones Willow Grove 46 and 47 Notary Public Bell Phone Insurance GRACEY AND STREEPER Slate Tin and Slag Hoofing Office: 29 E. Glenside Avenue Shop: 43 S. Easton Road GLENSIDE. 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