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I Chronicle of The Classes of 1931 ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ABINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA Entered as second class matter October 6, 1914, at the Post Office at Abington, Pa.( under Act of March 3, 1 879.THE AHINGTON i 11(11 SCHOOLFor four years the judges of the (Columbia Scholastic Press dissociation have deemed the Oracle worthy to receive a 11 -'bbon award, in com - with periodicals from jar corners of the earth.THE ORACLE STAFFThe Year Book Staff Editors-in-chief Isabella Smiley Mary Gillingham George Sassaman Jonathan Gillingham Irene Tuman Theresa Oswald Dorothy Greenspan Carl Hafer Ruth Sim Sara Ambler Margaret Oughton Claire Mullen Margaret Younger Albert Schade Ruth Campbell Associate Editors Dorothy Pannepacke Carlotta Hoffman Jeanne Runciman Margaret Wetmore Committee Dorothy Pierson William Thomas Linda Myers Isabel Chamberlin Jean Darling Edward Schaefer Harold Spencer William Robinson Doris Bindrim Priscilla Walton Lydia Kress Vera Prock A N N ETTA ZIM M E RM A N Caspar Wolff Thomas DeFlavis William DiPalantino Marguerite Undeck June, 1931 5« THE FACULTY CONTENTS a The Columbia Award................................... 3 The Spirit of Learning............................... 9 Biographies......................................... 11 The Students........................................ 43 Senior Statistics................................... 44 The Spirit of the Classroom......................... 47 The Class of February Takes An Outing........... 52 The Class of June Entertains........................ 54 The Spirit of Creation.............................. 55 Pictorial Insert..................(between 64 and’65) The Spirit of Recreation............................ 65 The Torch...........................................113The Spirit of Learning INCE the time when man emerged from the barbarian savage state to the realm of civilization, learning has progressed. Each generation of men and women has gone one or two steps farther along the royal road. But, as each discovery, each invention, each improvement was made, pushing forward to the end, the Goal of Learning also pushed ahead into undiscovered, unexplored territory. To the progress made throughout the centuries in the name of Learning, we dedicate this book.Class of February, 1931 OFFICERS Albert Ruoff............... Rosner Triol............... Grace Freeston............. Sheridan Corson............ .....President Vice President .....Secretary ... Treasurer Class Motto Servabo fidem Class Colors Scarlet and Black Class Veil Lots of work and lots of fun, Have been the lot of ’31. Lots of pep and lots of fight, Lots of living with all our might— We're not thru, we've just begun; And now you’ve heard from ’31. Rah! Rah! Rah!ELBERT NICHOLAS ALEXANDER Did you ever see a brown streak go past you like a shot out of a gun? Well, if you have, it’s probably Nick in his De Soto, tearing up the road to take a teacher to the train. He really shows his ability at Abington where, for the last four years, he has been sticking his blond head up with everybody. As an executive, he occupied the president’s chair in the Science Club and also in the Senior B Class. Nick took a stab at football, too, making the Varsity. He was also a staunch supporter of the Oracle Staff, Junior Fourth Estate and Year Book Staff. Nick is both singer and actor. Did you see Napoleon Naps, or It Wont Be Long Now? His club activities, which are numerous, include the Student Council and the Dramatic, Math, and (dee clubs. We hope that Nick will drive back to Abington frequently. “ I likely fellow with his clean, clear eyes." JOHN BARCLAY STEVENSON ANDERSON Andy pulled into Abington High School from the old Abington Grammar School. John was an ever ready candidate for various sports, such as, football, swimming, and track. However, he also supported some of the indoor extra-curricular activities, for the Dramatic, Commercial, Aircraft, Printing, and Science clubs all claimed his membership. We’re not surprised at Andy’s interest in the Printing or Aircraft Clubs for he certainly is handy with tools. Any small jobs you want done?—Any little knick-knacks to be repaired?—( all on Handy Andy, especially if it’s printing. “Give me a horse and I'll bother yon not." MARIAN RUTH BERKENSTOCK “Hey, Kressey, where are you?” Yes. that’s Berkv calling her sport side-kick. Berky contributed her splendid athletic ability to the Hockey, Basketball, and Track teams in her constant good playing and in her consistent encouragement. In many a disheartening moment of play, it was Berky’s helpful work that made the team buck up and fight. Not only sports held her attention for the Latin, Spanish and Commercial clubs found her name on their rolls. Berky’s amiability and willingness have brought an ever increasing circle of friends to her side and her witty nature and love of fun have held them there. “Her feet are on the winds." WILLIAM DeBENNEVILLE BERTOLETTE Bert, under the burden of “deBenneville” for a middle name, came to Abington from West Philadelphia High School in 1928. He was not at all bashful when he immediately joined the basketball squad, in later years becoming a big help to the soccer squad. The Science and the Mathematics clubs chained his interest. He became secretary and treasurer of the Math Club. Bill also showed his dramatic ability as a “meek little man,” in the Senior Play. And bright! He was on the Honor Roll very many times as well as being a staff member of the Abingtonian! Shall we ever forget his chemistry ability? I should say not—nor him either. “ There s a boy with a three-decker brain." June, 1931 11VINCENT EUGENE BICE With his unusual blue eyes and his curly blond hair, Vincent arrived at Abington from the Reading High School in his senior year. He has informed us that in Reading High, he was the secretary of the Spanish Club. We aren’t surprised that his Abington choice was the Science club. He also contributed to the joke department of the Oracle. His hobbies are reading and swimming, and he aspires to l e a civil engineer. We think V incent will certainly make good for all his joking and mischief-making. “And wisely tell what hour of the day The clock does strike by algebra. ” JOSEPH BITMAN Joe. arriving as an enthusiastic greenie, plumped himself right down in the middle of the soccer field and stuck to it for four years, landing a place on the Varsity as a senior. Joe was a very active member in another phase of extra-curricular work, that of club activities. The Nature, Latin, Mathematics, and Dramatic clubs all claimed Joe’s membership. But Joe didn’t spend all his time and energy on such things for he was an outstanding student in both science and mathematics. We advise you to get an introduction to Jolly Joe for you’ll always remember him. 7'was certain he could write and cipher, too. ” EDWARD GOULD BROWNLEE, 3rd What should we ever do without Ned and his many talents. As editor-in-chief of the Abingtonian, Ned has done perhaps more than any other student in making it attractive. As a clubman, Ned has been a faithful member of the Science, Nature, and Hi-Y clubs, President of the Art Club, and member of the Junior Fourth Estate. He has also had his share in dramatics in The Dear Departed and in It Won't Be Long Now. He held his own in spo. ts by making a bid for the Varsity Soccer Team. But don’t let us forget Ned's well known hobbies, boats, boats, and more boats. He can do almost anything with them that one could do with boats. Witness his famous self-illustrated sea stories for the Oracle. Indeed Ned is Joseph Conrad's little brother. 11A lover he was of brawny men, of ships and the open sea. ” RUTH MARGUERITE CAMPBELL Highland lost and Abington won when Ruth joined the ranks at Abington. The Latin, French, Dramatic, Glee and Swimming clubs, and the Year Book Staff, call Ruth a member. The truth will always come out — and as a result we find Ruth to be quite a golf fiend, her only ambition being to play eighteen holes. Ruth’s charming personality and winning smile have gained many friends for her not only at Abington, but everywhere. Add to all these virtues, willingness and a keen sense of humor and there we have the very active young lady—Ruth Marguerite Campbell. 14Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeterA1 12 The OracleDOROTHY ANTOINETTE CLEVELAND Peregrinations—transcendentalism—when you hear those words, of whom do you think? Dot, of course, for who would know what they mean but Dot. She is our walking dictionary, and that’s not all! Every one likes Dot for her real sense of humor, for to those of us who know her. Dot is always ready with a wisecrack. But Dot has done more than this. She was a member of the Commercial, Library, and Etiquette clubs. And wasn’t it Dot who received the highest mark in an intelligence test. ' She has won her numerals in hockey and Dot has certainly helped the Class of 31 in the interclass track meets. If ever you’re crestfallen and disheartened, look up Dot—she’s a real tonic. “Her eyes, set in the youth of her, were pools.” PHILIP SHERIDAN MOORE CORSON “Money—money—money—for this—for that—for the other thing”— This is the battle-cry of the peppy treasurer of the Senior Class. Between accounts, Sher found time to devote to the Spanish. Commercial, and Hi-Y clubs. Practice makes perfect, so they say. Accordingly, Sheridan achieved the position of Business Manager on the Abingtonian Staff, which in turn promoted him to a membership in the Junior Fourth Estate. But Sher didn’t always speak through commercial terms for he was the fellow who filled the vacant place on the line of scrimmage in the Cheltenham f K tball tourney. 1-2-3-4 etc. were in high school days, football signals, but in later life they will number the steps of the ladder which Sher has climbed. “ There was a manhood in his look. ” JEAN DARLING “And this is a picture Peg and I took at—” (chorus of laughs and merriment by Jean). Jean’s explanation of the results of one of her many hobbies has lightened many a weary day. Never quiet, she buzzes from place to place and back again—doing this—doing that. However, she does have her serious moments. In some of these moments, she joined the Latin, French and Hi-Y clubs, being later elected to the Junior Fourth Estate. But haven’t we seen her name on a printed page—surely, many times in the Oracle. I lobby after hobby,—Jean will always be remembered for her ever memorable giggle and her entrancing stories of her friends— horses and dogs. 11 You might be a brown leaf on a tree.” JOHN ALBERT DAVENPORT Who is that boy so dexterously guiding his motorcycle? That’s Al. a true Abington product. Wherever he is. the motorcycle is sure to be somewhere near. But AI, however, devoted some of his time to school activities and not all of his time to the motorcycle. Al became an active memlier of the Science Club. How can any one of the seniors forget Al’s themes and book reports every Monday and Tuesday in English class? He is planning to be a motor expert. Keep at it, Al; we’re all back of you. “Heedless of grammar they all cried, ‘ That's him'.” June, 1931 13WILLIAM WEIR DONALDSON Who is emitting that hearty laugh? Who else-could it be but Weir? When he laughs, you just laugh with him and feel one hundred percent better. Weir was a follower of the Nature, Science, Math and Glee clubs, holding the post of vice president in the Math and Science clubs. His membership in the Glee dub promoted him to a place in the cast of Napoleon Naps and El Bandido. Weir, keeping physically fit, participated in the athletic curriculum, playing baseball and football, winning his letter in the latter. He also took part in the Senior Play. We know that Weir will not only laugh but work his way through life. “Panting time looked after him in vain.” RUTH ADELINE EARWAKER Ruth brought that gift of cheerfulness with her from Highland. It certainly has been appreciated by her classmates here at Abington. Sociability, friendliness, and willingness added thrice to her already likable personality. The class hockey team claimed Ruth’s athletic side. The Spanish and Commercial clubs had her on their roll as interested and loyal. Just to see this sweet sunny girl makes one want to know more about her. 11 Let there he many windows in your soul, That all the glory of the universe may beautify it” ALBERT ROYAL FAIRCHILD, JR. “Boys’ cooking class will come to order,” shouts Albert Royal (Baking Powder) Fairchild, chief chef of this exalted art. But this is merely a pastime or hobby of Fairy’s as he usually devotes himself to more serious things. He has been an ardent supporter of the Latin, Dramatic, Science, Ili-Y, and Math clubs, being president of the last. Albert can also entertain. Do you need proof ? Ask any one who saw him in It Wont Be Long Now. Albert, however, is a staunch follower of football. By this time, certainly, there is an abundance of proof that Fairy is a worker at all things —not merely at cooking. tl Sinewy strength is in his veins.” MILDRED FISHMAN Mildred has proved to be quite the linguist. Beside being a member of the Latin and French clubs, Merry walked away with honors all year for her unusual scholastic work in Latin and French. We’re not sure as to Mildred’s ambitions but may we suggest teaching as a profession for she can tutor as no one else can. The Debating and the Dramatic clubs take some of her time and she declares that dancing—and may we add singing the latest songs—is her hobby; but after all this frivolity, Mildred gets herself on the Honor Roll. I Icr versatility is to be envied. We’d like a page from Merry’s book. “ Whose hand is white, whose tone is clear, whose phrase is very Ciceronian.” 14 The OracleGRACE LEONORE FREESTON Four short years ago, Grade arrived from Weldon as a wee fresh man. First Grace went out for hockey, making the Varsity squad in her sophomore year. Her ability in typing is shown by the fact that she is our very efficient Abingtonian typist, a member of the Junior Fourth Estate and also a member of the Year Book Staff. The offices Grade has held—secre-retary of the Commercial Club, treasurer of the Library Club, class treasurer, secretary of Student Council, besides being president of the Library Club. In addition she was a member of the Girls’ Hi-Y and Glee clubs. To show her versatility, Grade appeared on the Honor Roll. “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.’’ That’s Gracie’s motto. But did you say you wanted something done? Give it to Grade. 11 She had the biggest heart— And smiles to give A EDNA CLARA FRITZ Blue eyes, black hair, a solemn countenance, that’s Edna. Edna came to us from Highland. As an freshman, she showed her interest in athletics by going out for hockey. The Science and Commercial clubs also claimed Fritzy as one of their most interested and attentive members. Edna likes to sing and does it well as is shown by her membership in the Glee Club. Edna also likes to swim and as for sewing, Fritzy is a perfect “whiz ”. Look in the Sewing Room and you’ll see. “Dark was her hair A' FRED EARL GEUTHER, JR. Happy-go-lucky Fred! In him we have a walking definition of optimism. He was serious enough to manage to support the sport activities of track and basketball. His name could be found on the rolls of the Dramatic, Mathematics, Spanish and Science clubs if any one cared to inquire into the matter. As an actor—shall we forget the Irish “( op in the Senior Play. It Wont Be Long Now until Fred is following up his ambition, the vocation of engineering. “ I was ever a fighter A RUTH EVELYN GREEN Forests, a winding road, tlowers—no, we’re not taking a trip down Vinegar Hill. We see all this before us as we look over the shoulder of a petite, little red head. Ruth is painting in oils, her favorite pastime. We know Ruth is talented at dabbing paint; her illustrations for the Oracle have proved this. Ruth spends some of her precious time with the hrench Club; she is art editor of the Oracle, secretary of the Art Club, and a Junior Fourth Estate member. Ruth sings, too, for she took part in several operettas. For an artist, Ruth has very little temperament; and she is very quiet in spite of her glowing and beautiful red hair. “A maiden with shining hair A June, 1931AGNES KATHRYN GREENER Aggie crept into Abington from Weldon in 1027. She remained quiet until her junior year, when she “stepped out ”. Her clubs are Commercial, Nature, Glee and Library. She has contributed not a little to both the Abingtonian and Oracle, and we ask you, have you ever read her poetry? If you haven’t, you’d better start. If you need a willing, loyal worker, Aggie is right there to help you out. Small as she may be, every ounce of her is chock full of pep. Believe it or not, Aggie has a hidden sense of humor, and when she gets started—! And by the way, Aggie is rarely seen without Winnie. Ask Mr. Krueger. “ The happiest heart that ever beat.” DOROTHY ELIZABETH GREENSPAN Dottie is an agreeable and always pleasant little person whose common sense has made her advice well worth while. It was this same quality that gained Dot the coveted position of Oracle business manager and member of the Year Book Staff. Sports also claim Dot as their own. The Hockey Team, on which she played wing, the basketball and the track squads, remember her able athletic ability. Dot has graced the Latin, Dramatic, Reading, Library and Commercial clubs and the Junior Fourth Estate. And feature this, excelling in so many things, her hobby is— cooking—oh! my! “ The best to her who wants the best. ” CHARLOTTE ESTELLA HAINES Charlotte is the unobtrusive little girl with the penetrating personality. Introduction letters are not needed if you want to make her acquaintance for she is more than willing to be a friend to all. C'hotts was one of those who came from Highland to High in ’27. She saw her place and slipped into it without much fuss, joining the Dramatic, Latin and French clubs. C'hotts also showed an interest in athletics by procuring a place on the hockey squad. The tribute we pay to Charlotte is that she’s everybody’s friend. “ Full of all gentleness, of calmest hope, of sweet and quiet joy.” WILLIAM CARRELL HARPER William Bill Harper—general fun maker—life of the class. Bill was one of Abington’s loyal sportsmen, participating in soccer, tennis, swimming, and football, winning his letter in each one. He also followed the club program by enrolling in the Glee, Commercial, Hi-Y and Dramatic clubs and by being elected to the Student Council. Did we mention dramatics? Well, if not, let us remember Bill’s impersonation of Robert Preston, hero of the Senior Play. He played his part so well that we thought, “What a man!” There isn’t a person in his class who doesn’t claim Bill as a friend. He makes friends by being a friend and staying a friend. “He who torments.” 16 The OracleLILLIAN LAURA HARRIS Lillian sadly drifted from the William Penn High School when only a Freshman A, hut the ever popular Abington High School soon won her affections. Her first progressive step was to join the Reading Club of which she was a very energetic and active member. We must not forget her as the lovely alto in the Glee Club. We can also remember Lillian in the Bells of Beaujolais as clearly as we can picture her amidst the altos in the Choir. At lunch time, we found Lillian interpreting the “Candy Kid with the Sticky Eyebrows”! Every last customer was rewarded with a twinkle from her chocolate eyes and a merry “Thank You!” 11 She was not afraid of silences. ” GEORGE LINCOLN HARTING Chubby—cheerful, willing comrade! When he arrived, who would have thought that here was one of the main props of Abington’s musical activities? His voice gained for him honor after honor in the form of parts in Cherry Blossoms and Napoleon Naps. Almost every musical programme produced at Abington seemed to find Chubby somewhere in its midst for he was able to lend support not only with song but also with instrument, which opened a place for him in both Band and Orchestra. Chubby’s Ford was continuously travelling here, travelling there, running errands. But do you know Chubby’s hobby? Taking home motion pictures. Take some pictures of your progress, George, and send them back to Abington. “ The hidden soul of harmony. ” MIRIAM MATILDA HARTLEY Miriam is another former Highlander, with her brilliant smile and her usual bright remark for every one she meets. Fuss, as her friends justly or unjustly call her, has been an active and helpful member of the Dramatic, Library, and Commercial clubs. But besides her sparkling smile, her spirit of helpfulness, her unceasing activity, and her steady work. Fuss has still another virtue, that of driving cares away. She is almost always successful in doing this. Have you ever listened to her chatter? It will certainly drive all your blues away. “ Grieving's a folly— Come, let us be jolly.” FREDERICK KIRK HARVEY “Who is that jolly-looking blond boy?” a visitor at the football game asked. Why that’s Fred Harvey, one of the best players on our team! He has won his laurels in basketball, too, to say nothing of the debates he has helped to win. Besides being a charter member of the Hi-Y and one of its vice presidents, he was also a member of the Dramatic, Mathematics. Latin, and Boys’Glee clubs and still more important, a member of the Senate of the Student Council. Even the Abingtonian Staff would have been incomplete without him. By these tokens, you may judge how important a part he has played in his four years at Abington. His happy-go lucky manner and friendly, carefree spirit have won him the admiration of all. ' ‘ ‘ IHs frame was firm, his powers were bright.” June, 1931 1 7KATHERINE BRAUN HER From far-away Frankford High School came our shy little Katherine Herz! But even though Katherine is very quiet and shy, she just couldn’t resist joining the Reading. Latin, and Spanish clubs. Katherine not only filled her spare moments by doing club work, but you all remember some of her many and delightful poems in the Oracle the Abingtoniati and the Year Book. Besides all this, we also hear that she is very studious and the fact that her name appears on the Honor Roll quite frequently proves this statement. What more can be asked of a shy little girl? “ You are the weaver of words— , the poet A JEANNETTE DOROTHY JENKINS Have you been seeing our last three successful operettas? Then you have become acquainted with Jean for she certainly does shine in music. Jean, with her good-natured personality, came to us from the North Glen-side Grammar School and no sooner was she in high school than she made herself known in the choruses of the Bells of Beaujolais, Cherry Blossoms, and Napoleon Naps. The Dramatic, Glee, Artcraft, and Etiquette clubs possessed Jean’s initiative and sense of humor. All of us have enjoyed having Jean as one of our classmates. “ The gi ft of peace and of many things. ” ELEANOR IRENE JOHNSON Fdeanor. as quiet as a little mouse, was finally caught in a big trap— Abington High School! She didn’t regret being caught, ’cause didn’t she make herself comfortable by immediately tasting the fun of the Spanish Club? Encouraged by this first bite, she was found nibbling around the Nature ( lub and soon she got a whiff of the active Commercial Club, and just like that—joined their ranks. By this time, she could not help joining our Etiquette Club. After four joyful years, the big trap gave way and left Eleanor free to be caught in a still larger trap—the business world! Here’s luck to you, Eleanor! 44A smile that includes a multitude of people." ELSA WINIFRED LOWE Wynne certainly has a multitude of duties as well as friends, for we find her a constant contributor to the Abingtonian and the Oracle. She divided her extra time among the History, French. Latin, Commercial, (dee, and Hi-Y clubs, being on the Alnngtonian and Year Book Staffs, and a member of the Junior Fourth Estate. Wynne doesn’t lack gray matter, for we often find her name on the Honor Roll. Wynne is noted for her poems of the Walt Mason type. She loves to read, especially the best. Wynne wants to be an interior decorator; we wish you luck, Wynne, and hope you decorate the world with your novel ideas. “Cultured soul and sapient eye serene." 18 The OracleVEKA MARGUERITE LUBY We really ought to send a thank you letter to Glenside-Weldon and tell them how much we appreciate Vera with her unquenchable sense of humor and her unerring good nature. Vera immediately showed her interest in Abington’s extra-curricular activities by working for the basketball and track squads. Her personality proved itself successful in club activities, too. for she was an enthusiastic member of the Library, Dramatic, Spanish and Art clubs. Do you have a new joke you would like to spring? Try it on Vera—she's sure to appreciate it. “ True as a dial Is to the sun." WAYNE KYREL MESCHTER Tickets! Money! Dues! Can we give a more emphatic description of Kyrel, our able financial secretary, who knows more about the technique of selling tickets and getting his money by diplomacy and perseverance than any big business man? Shall we blame this weakness on the fact that he is an active member of the Math Club? From all accounts, Kyrel liked languages, too. Didn’t he belong to the Latin and French clubs? The Dramatic C lub also claimed him. Now do not get the wrong impression of Mouse for he proved that he could play tennis as well. We just know that such an exact and versatile fellow cannot fail. “He knmus about it all, he knows! he knows!" WILLIAM SCHOOLEY MILES, JR. From Weldon school to Abington came Bill. Finding the Science. French, Mathematics and Dramatic clubs much to his liking, he joined them. Although Bill seems solemn and quiet, he disproves the fact on the track. He also shows his spirit by going out for football. The library has the distinction of being Bill’s favorite haunt. Here he spends a good part of his leisure time. As to ambition. Bill expects to fly high some day as an aviator. We may truly say that ambition, determination and spirit, mixed with a quiet dignity, make a fine man. “And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side." KATHERINE ELIZABETH NICHOLS “Special stage show, featuring Katherine Nichols, famous impersonator!" A sign like this wouldn’t surprise us for Katherine’s dramatic ability is well known. The French, Swimming, Latin, Dramatic, Library and Hi-Y clubs all claim her membership. The Library ('lub names her as its secretary while she has served the Hi-Y Club as chairman of the Serivce Committee. But perhaps you would like proof of her dramatic talent. That is shown in It Won't He Long Now and in The Dear Departed. We hope to see you on the stage, some day, Katherine, and be able to say, “ I knew her when—she was one of Abington’s loyal followers. ’’ "On her bright fare one glance will trace a picture on the brain." June, 1931 19EMMA LOUISE NOBLE A twinkle in her eye, a smile on her lip,—that’s Weezie, our perpetual little fountain of mirth. Although she’s seldom serious, she’s a worker just the same. There are very few of her classmates who have not at some time received proof of this. Weezie supported the Latin, Debating. Dramatic, French, Library and Hi-Y clubs, being treasurer of the last. Her scholastic ability was far above the average for often her name appeared on the Honor Roll. This ability, when turned into writing, won her a place on the Abingtonian staff. However, as Weezie didn’t believe in all study and no play, she frequented the hockey and basketball squads. Weezie—fountain of fun, place of popularity, well of wisdom. “She was a queen seated on a throne of gold." THERESA BERTHA OSWALD There arrived in the Class of 1927 one of the most faithful helpers Aldington has known. Teddy soon made a place for herself in the hearts of her schoolmates, who vested her with honors. As vice-president of the Hi-Y, Consul of the Latin Club, Librarian of the Dramatic Club, secretary-treasurer of the Debating Club, Theresa found her hands full enough. Nevertheless she made time to lend her aid as school news editor of the Oracle besides supporting the French and Reading Clubs, (and belonging to) the Junior Fourth Estate. Teddy has also dramatic ability as manifested in It Won't Be Long Now, and Buying Culture. The Orchestra and the Operettas had the benefit of her musical talent. Teddy, although she may pass from sight, will stay in our hearts as a personality of helpfulness, fidelity, and charm. “ When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music." MARGARET LUCY OUGHTON Introducing Peggy, our charming genius, who writes such entertaining stories and supplements each with such skillful illustrations. These stories appearing so frequently in the Oracle gained for her much distinction. Peggy however, does not live merely to write and sketch but shows her interest as a participant in the French, Latin, Reading and Hi-Y Clubs, also belonging to the Junior Fourth Estate. We hear that she wants to take a long trip to Mars. Why? Such a silly question! To get the right atmosphere for a new story? Here’s to a successful trip to Mars—and, incidentally, back. “So, lady novelist, go home again." DORIS ELIZABETH ROBINSON Doris never made her place in A. H. S. by talking; she acquired it through action. Just to look at her record proves this. The Honor Roll would look strange without Dot’s name. We wonder how she does it for she is also active in the Commercial Club, Student Council, Junior Fourth Estate and Hi-Y. Doris has also been at the helm of the Etiquette Club. To fail to mention Dot’s work on the Abingtonian Staff would be unpardonable. She was at the same time a contributor to the Oracle. Doris, under the load of these multiple burdens, still managed to let her sunny personality shine through the cloud of work. Busy all the time, but she always had time for something else. “Graceful ease and sweetness, void of pride." 60 The OracleALBERT WILLIAM RUOFF Rudy, as he rose from freshman to senior, rose in the esteem of his classmates. The rungs of the ladder which Rudy successfully climbed consisted of almost every phase of Abington’s activities. The first rungs stood for achievement as Commercial Club president, Hi-Y Club member, Student Council treasurer, and Senior ('lass president. As for athletics, Rudy was a follower of the greatest of games—football. In the spring, a young man’s fancy may turn to many things. Rudy’s turned to journalism and this course, very well chosen indeed, promoted him to a position on the Abing-tonian Staff and a membership in the Junior Fourth Estate. The staid butler of the Senior Flay was relieved of some of his duties by Rudy. But he doesn’t have to act to show’ his true worth. He does that by merely being—Rudy. “ But in his duty prompt at every call. ” GEORGE MELVIN SASSAMAN “I resent that—or something”—introducing Mr. George JiggsOrSomething Sassaman. Did you ever see Jiggs quiet?—neither did we. But that doesn’t mean that Jiggs talked and never did anything. Quite the contrary. Basketball, football, track, baseball,—all claimed the athlete in Jiggs. Having let loose his extra energy, he was ready to lend his time to promote the interests of the Nature, Spanish, Math, Dramatic, Science. Glee and Hi -Y clubs and the Student Council, and to manage the Football Team. Jiggs possesses not only a talking voice but a musical one as well, which manifested itself in the operettas, Napoleon Naps and 1H Battdido, and also secured for him a place in the Detroit Octette. On top of all this, Jiggs landed a place as editor-in-chief of the Oracle, which, of course, meant Junior Fourth Estate. Energetic, versatile, eve iready—that’s Jiggs. W’c almost forgot to say that he is the mathematica 1 wonder of 1931. “ Looked like a jungle boy, Sang like a bird." SADIE HARRIET SCHEETZ Sally has often been called the class heartbreaker. This may be true but a lot of good common-sense resides under that smart blonde bob. On the hockey’ field, she has smacked many a swift ball toward the goal of Aldington, receiving for her plays a well-earned letter. Sadie graces the Dramatic and Reading clubs with her membership, being treasurer of the Library Club. W’e cannot thank Highland enough for Sally for she’s incomparable. 44Her love was sought. ” RUTH MARION SCHMIDT Although to all outward appearances, this Titian-haired young lady seems quiet and reserved, she is a very energetic and ambitious sort of a person at heart. Since Ruth’s graduation from Highland, she has sailed through Abington's four years without a ripple. Her passage has been made smooth by the trail of good marks she leaves in her wake. Ruth has also done some very lovely work in art—just ask Mrs. Messinger. During her stay, the Latin, French, Reading and Art Clubs have claimed Ruth’s interest. She has been especially active in the Art Club, having taken part in several programmes. Get acquainted with Ruth; you will like her affability. 44 Her hair like gold did glister. ” June, 1 931 21HERBERT ADOLPH SELLERS Outward appearances of dignity, quiet reserve and staid bearing only tend to cover up the mass of action that reposes inside. Herb’s brain is given over to all the sciences and “maths” that Abington can boast. It was this fellow who unraveled the problems of trigonometry or who explained the baffling theorums of solid geometry. After this, it will not surprise you to note that Herb was an enthusiastic follower of the Radio, Science and Mathematics clubs. Radio engineering seems to be the chosen vocation. In the future, we shall have better radios—thanks to Herb. “Brave, but modest, grandly shy.” ISABELLA JANE SMILEY 1 lere’s the girl who headed her class in scholarship for four years straight. If anything goes on, either on the athletic field or in the school, thisdainty slip of a lass is mixed up in it somehow. Isy is a champion girls’ tennis player and a member of the Varsity Hockey team. Then she really shines as editor-in-chief of the Oracle, one who has been instrumental in bringing this magazine two blue ribbons. Her dramatic ability ran to a lead in the .Senior Play. She loaned her Honor Roll brain to the Debating Team. Isabella even found time to belong to the Girls’ Hi-Y of which she has been both president and secretary, the Latin Club, the Girls’ Glee Club, and the Junior Fourth Estate. Outside of the daily drudgery, Isabella is a real red-blooded American girl—that sums up any girl’s personality conclusively. “Imagination gathers up The undiscovered Universe Like jewels in a jasper cup.” GRACE LILLIAN SMITH Of course, we all know Grace, the girl with the flashing smile. Grace is almost always found in the art room where her clever lettering and unusual drawings are her chief tasks. Didn’t she letter a P. T. A. Scrap Book that won a state prize? Grace’s athletic ability is shown in the swimming pool. The Latin, French, Reading and Art clubs also claim some of Grace's spare time. We think the rest is spent in her Buick, from tales we’ve heard about it. “In truth, I rather take it thou hast got By instinct wise, much sense about thy lot.” JOSEPHINE CELESTE SMITH When Jo came into Abington from Glenside-Weldon, she did not come as one of the mob of noisy freshmen but rather came quietly and silently into the high school routine. Becoming acquainted, she joined the Reading, Art, Dramatic and French clubs. Do you wonder why the Reading Club heads the list? There's no secret in that for Jo is a steady reader, frequenting the library in almost every moment of her spare time. If you have some little errand or some little thing that needs attention, ask Jo; she does things for every one. “ Virtue has her heroes as well as Fame and Fortune. ” 22 The OracleHARRIET ANNA TEGGE My Hat! No, not a hat really, hut Harriet Anna Tegge, that small, demure person whose giggle we so often hear. Although Harriet is a commercial, any time you can’t find her, just look into the library for she may he lost deep in a fascinating tale of Spain or France or even Italy. Harriet seems to be quite strong for clubs for she has been an energetic member of the Commercial, Library, French, Dramatic, and Etiquette clubs. But Harriet is also strong for other things. Those other things? Chatting merrily, smiling sweetly, just being Harriet. 11 Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the bloom ” ROSNER NUNIVILLER TRIOL Who’s that fighting end, captain of our 1930 football team? Ros, of course. He was an athlete through and through for he also earned letters in baseball and basketball. You mustn’t, however, be led to believe that all Ros’ energy was expended on athletics for he contributed his leadership to other activities, acting as vice president of the Student Council, vice president of the Hi-Y, president of the junior class and vice president of the senior class, as well as president of the Athletic Association. He still found time to work for the Oracle by being a good sports editor. 'Phis gave him membership in the Junior Fourth Estate. With such a start, Rosner will be sure to prove his worth to the business world. ,l He was straight and strong and his eyes were blue MARGARET ANN TUCKER Do you see that girl with the laughing brown eyes? That is Tucky, who came to us from Iiighland in those dark days of February, 1927. But days have not been dark for Tucky—not one bit. Wherever she is, there is bound to be laughter and gayety. Tucky has been a faithful member of the hockey squad. She is interested not only in hockey, for Tucky is also a member of the Commercial, Library, and Etiquette clubs. If you want her, you’ll find her with Dot or Hat, probably in the commercial department. Tucky, we hope you will—we know you will—make good. Here’s to you. "And make a sunshine in a shady place.” IRENE MITCHELL TUMAN Ambition came to Abington when the doors opened to let Miss Judy Tuman enter from Highland. The Dramatic, Debating, Latin, Reading, Glee clubs, Student Council and Junior Fourth Estate almost immediately claimed Judy as a member. Not satisfied with these activities, Judy was elected Premier of the French Club and secretary of Hi-Y, and also secured a place on the Oracle and Year Book staffs. This charming person’s weaknesses are cats and collecting antiques. The latter, however, is a point in her favor since she aims to be an interior decorator. One who is not acquainted with Judy certainly has a pleasant surprise in store. 11 Clear guide, philosopher and friend." June, 1931 23C AROLYN REIGLE WALTER Carolyn, as many others of our class, also comes from Highland. As a wee freshman, Cal joined the Spanish and Commercial Clubs, having been an active and helpful member ever since. In her senior year, Cal was chosen secretary of the Library Club. Cal is a very demure little girl with a sweet shy smile but she does love to dance. One peep into the gym at lunch time will certainly verify the fact. Doris is Carolyn’s best friend; where the one is, the other is not far distant. “She starts, she moves, she seems to feel The thrill of life along her heel." DONALD SHEPHERD WEBSTER Whenever the coach needed to test a new play, he ran it at Don. If D. Webster couldn’t stop it. nobody could. After three hours of football, he would walk five and a half miles home. No wonder he liked to sleep in school; wouldn’t you? He seemed to keep awake long enough to go to Spanish Club. If this didn’t weary him too much, he attempted to stay awake in class. He even managed to write for the Oracle occasionally. If we forget all this, we shall remember Don for his curly hair and well-balanced sense of humor. “ With crispy locks o'er spread." MARGARET CRICHTON WETMORE Sleek black hair, brown sparkling eyes, full of life—that’s Margie. Always on her toes, looking for more excitement—and finding it too. incidentally! In she danced from ye Olde Weldon Sc hool. Immediately, to her surprise, she found herself a member of the Latin. French. Reading and Dramatic clubs. Margie showed that she was a true follower of dramatics by being cast as Vivian Darrell, the lisping vamp in the Senior Play. But at times Margie could be serious and it was in such moments that she edited the alumni department of the Oracle. Margie was a frequenter of the library for reading purposes -she believes in living to learn. “ Fair as a star when only one is shining in the sky." HELEN ANNETTA WISHAM That very tiny giggly person with mischievous blue Irish eyes surely wasn’t cut out for the role of a staid, dignified, intelligent high school graduate. But looks must deceive for “Peanuts” arrived at such a position in only four short years,—and how short those years seem to her classmates —after she walked out from the portals of Glenside-Weldon Grammar School. Helen, planning to be “somebody’s stenog,” immediately settled down to master the commercial course and in conjunction with this, to aid the Commercial Club. Success is sure to find Helen for she already has coordination of mind and fingers on her typewriter. “ A merry-hearted maid." The OracleALBERT WALTER ZACKEY, JR. Oh, what a man is our own Albert Zackey! A1 just burst into Abington High School one day in old '27 from Highland School. Immediately his athletic ability popped forth on the tennis court and soccer field. He fell not only for athletics but for musical activities as well. And by the way, you should hear him at the console! We heard A1 warbling at Glee Club rehearsals as well as in the operetta, Sapoleon Saps. We knew Albert as a member of the Spanish Club. Yes A1 has still another talent—can he argue? '‘His heart is open u-hen his tongue is loosed." WE’RE LEAVING We’re leaving the place of our school days, The teachers and friends we held dear; We're leaving and going our own way With handshakes and even a tear. For some there's a pathway of flowers; For others, there's mist in the skies; For some, there are sunshiny bowers; That bring only joy to their eyes. We'll set up our goal on the summit And climb, though the pathway be steep; And if some grow faint and stray from it. We'll try to smile and not weep. We'll think of those dear, happy school days— Old memories locked tight in each heart— Were sad as we travel life’s highway To think that all good friends must part. Agnes K. Greener, ’31. June, 1931 25The Class of June, 1931 CLASS OFFICERS Harold Spencer...................................President George Boiston..............................Vice President J eanne Runciman.................................Secretary Edward Schaefer..................................Treasurer Class Flower Our aim: Success; our hope: To win. Class Motto Blue and Silver Class Colors Tea Rose Class Yell Rickety-rax, rackety-russ, What in thunder’s the matter with us? Nothing at all and that’s no bluff. We’re in it. We’ve got the stuff. We study hard. We have our fun. Seniors! Seniors!'31! 26 The OracleSARA GHEEN AMBLER You would just know that any one whose name is Sara would be Sally to her friends, and certainly such a happy cheerful pal is Sally Ambler. Sally has been a member of the Latin, French, Dramatic, Reading and Hi-Y clubs. Her chief athletic interest has been hockey, in which she has won her numerals and monogram. Sally also took part in the Senior Play and made a most realistic “Olga”. She has friends, friends, and still more friends. Every day Sara can be seen at the desk in the hall, serving her school. “ I kind heart which speaks in her actions.” JAMES GORDON BAILEY Even though Jim likes to take things easy and have a good time, there is one thing he likes better. That is basketball. In his position as forward, he has thrilled many an onlooker with his fast playing and beautiful shots. In this sport, James showed what he was really made of by his interest, steadiness, and ability. Moreover, Jim has had time to go out for track and enter into the activities of the Science Club. If you really want to know what Jim is like, you should make his acquaintance. “ Full of action, full of manly pride and friendship." GEORGE PENNOCK BASSETT, Who hasn’t seen that tall, slender, red-haired fellow walking through the halls or kicking a soccer ball far into the opponents’ territory. George is cjuiet and unassuming, and once you are acquainted with him. you can discover what a good friend he is. The Nature and later the Science C lub interested Cieorge, and so did the Math and Spanish clubs. But his favorite sport is soccer and he has contributed his support to that hardy sport for several years. George will be remembered for his subtle wit and good humor. “ Taller than a tree. DORIS ELEANOR BINDRIM “ Doris, will you do this—or that?” She’s always there, eager to work and help. Doris has taken part in nearly every activity promoted by the school. This includes the Student Council, the Honor Roll. Hi-Y Latin. Reading, French, Debating and Dramatic Clubs. Because of her, never-tiring energy, Doris was elected Premier of the French C lub and hirst Consul of the Latin Club. As for dramatics, we’ll all remember her as the heroine of the Senior Play. Doris can write such interesting, outstanding articles that her pen won for her a place on the Ahingtonian staff and a membership in the Junior Fourth Estate. Yet Doris is never satisfied unless she has a pretzel. If she ever refused a pretzel—well, the heavens would fall!!! “ Maiden of the laughing eyes." June, 1 931 27GEORGE TAYLOR BOISTON Butch needs no introduction to the students of Abington High. He came to us from Highland and in no time at all he was in the thick of things. Butch excelled in football, making a very capable captain. Butch was also out for track. On the inside, Butch assisted by being class vice president, Student Council representative, and a member of the Boys’ Hi-Y, Latin and Dramatic clubs. Another of Butch’s traits is that he is usually as good as he is big. We like him. 14 have known love and war, and strife and fight." GLADYS BRICE “Hi, Pal!” is the phrase which marks the advent of one G. B., whose sunny disposition has been gracing the Abington school of learning for a period of three years, her freshman days having been spent at the Dun-more High School, Scranton. The Dramatic, Latin, Glee and French clubs claim Gladys as one of their members, and the Abingtonian has now and then accepted some of her literary attempts. Gladie may be symbolized as one always delighting to help her fellow students to behold the happy aspects of life. "Joy lights the candles in my heart. " HENRY FEASTER CARTER Hen is one of the handsome fellows we’ll miss most. His jokes and laughter have burned many feminine hearts. Not only is Hen a good mixer, but as a printer, he is rated very high. We are sure Mr. Wortman will miss this famous disciple of Gutenberg next year. Hen is also a loyal and efficient member of the Hi-Y C lub. Henry will go smiling through our portals out upon the highway of life. "Ills hopes kept step with his desires. ” FLORENCE ISABEL CHAMBERLIN With a wistful, or shall we say, bashful smile, her head a mass of unruly black curls, Issy perambulated into A. H. S. from Glenside-Weldon in 21. Immediately caught in the swift current of Abington’s overflowing spirit, she manifested her interest by joining the Commercial Hub, of which she has proved an active and loyal member. Soon the Spanish and Library Clubs were proud to say that Issy was numbered among their members. There can be no doubt that Isabel is a faithful and loyal worker, as such having been awarded a place on that goal of all seniors, the Year Book Staff. "A laughing face— Two sunny eyes. ” 28 The OracleROBERT JAMES CUTTING Have you ever noticed the peculiar noise often coming from Bob’s vicinity? That is his silence or. rather, his quietness. But Bob is not always quiet. You should hear him, once he gets a good start. Bob is an active worker and he does his work well. Bob's activities include clubs, as he has been president of the Science Club. Bob is quite dramatic; imagine him as a dignified doctor in the Senior Play. And Bob doesn’t let his ability hinder his progress. You should watch him dashing here and there, his machine always at the service of the office or the faculty. “lie was a gentleman from crmun to sole." THOMAS JOSEPH DeFLAVIS Who’s that fellow with that football sweater and the friendly smile? That’s Tommy, well liked about Abington. Tommy never allows grass to grow under his feet. He has been on the basketball and baseball squads, being manager of a championship football team. Besides his athletic activities,Tommy was still able to be one of the Ili-Y group and an efficient member of both the Abingtonian and Year Book staffs. To find a refill for Tommie’s shoes will be a hard job. “The grin grew broad and shot from ear to ear” WILLIAM JAMES DiPALANTINO St. James certainly lost a good fellow when Bill came to Abington. Bill was a good athlete, playing in all the major sports. Bill was just as efficient in his work. Getting an early start, he developed an attachment for vocational training,—often to be found working with Mr. Sohl. He has been a very capable president of the Vocational Club. In all his work and all his play, Bill wears a smile. But Bill has a weakness, too,—golf!! “Reason and with that reason, smiles.” DOROTHY DUNHAM Dot is one of Mr. O’Brien’s outstanding protegees who has well proved her abilities in many musical productions. We can’t forget her as Mrs. Percival Allan Du Barrie in this year’s operetta and we all remember her as one of the Detroit Octette who sang to the nation. Dot started out in her high school career by attaining the Honor Roll, and from this we know she has the ability when she has a chance to use it. She also spent her ability in hard work on the Oracle Staff. Latin, French, Dramatic, Glee and Debating clubs claimed her support. And then Dot proved her physical abilities on the hockey and tennis squads besides. Dot’s hobby is eating, but most of us believe she approves more than eating, her liking for that great art—music. “ When music sounds, gone is the earth I know.” June, 1931 29FREDERICK JOHN ECKEL I red came to us from Glenside-YVeldon with many others of the smiling throng. We suppose he will still be smiling when he leaves Abing-ton High School. He certainly has good reason. While Fred was with us. he was an active member of the Commercial Club and a contributor to the Ahingtonian. If you want to know anything about the woods, just ask I red. I red’s hobby is shooting. If he is as "square a shooter” with a gun as he is at school, he hits his mark. " , myself, must mix with action.” JOHN WARD EWAN By chance, who’s the boy with all the jokes? Every one wanted to know this when John came here from St. Anthony’s. It wasn’t long before the question was answered and not by chance either. John soon showed his interest in sports for he could l e found out for football and track. His part in school activities included the Debating, Commercial, and Dramatic clubs as well as the Band. John’s queer grin has made him a popular fellow with scores of people. And so departs a great teaser. ” One more river to cross—the world. ” DANIEL WILLARD FRY With the Class of ’31 came a serious-faced boy in the person of Willard Fry. He immediately made himself at home by becoming a member of the Mathematics, Hi-Y, Science, and Dramatic clubs, later placing on the Senior Play cast. Music greatly applied to Willard, for he soon became a member of the Band. To many, Willard is just that thoughtful boy who plays the cornet so masterfully. However, those who have had the good fortune to know him intimately, realize that he is a real fellow. " love contemplating. ” JOHN CHRISTIAN GEUTHER “Hey, you dumb cluck.” Yes, that’s Geuf telling some unfortunate his opinion. Johnnie’s personality and wit have made him a friend of every one. Playing his hardest in ail sports, he became a four-letter man in his senior year, winning his letter in soccer, basketball, track, and baseball. Geuf also placed in the cast of El Handido. The Student Council claims Johnnie as its treasurer. Such a standing would make any one popular. My! How we envy our president of the Athletic Association. utTwas I who gripped that arching fly And put the last man out.” 30 The OracleJONATHAN GILLINGHAM If you’re looking for a willing, ambitious fellow with lots of ability, here’s your man. Johnny came to us from 1 ennessee in his junior ear and soon put the South on the map. His deep bass voice procured for him a place in the Operetta, the Choir and the (dee club. He is an active member of the Boys’ Hi-Y Club, not forgetting the Math, French, and Science groups. As Dr. Loring in the Senior Play,hedid his part. We hardlv need mention that he is an editor-in-chief of the Oracle and the Year Book. How Jonathan loves to play tennis! And he knows how, too, for he won the boys’ tournament last fall and held his place on the team. Jonathan says that he would be happy if he could play tennis the whole year round. 11 With zood old idees o' nut's right an' nut ain't." MARY GILLINGHAM It was not an unfortunate day for Abington when Mary forsook the paths and byroads of Tennessee to join the Class of ’31. During her two years here she has taken interest over a wide range of activities. She has proved her athletic ability by playing basketball and tennis and assisting on the hockey field. She was in the Choir and the Operetta and was an editor-in-chief of the Oracle and Year Book. She showed her dramatic ability in What They Think, which took second place in the play tournament at the University of Pennsylvania. Mary takes part in the activities of the Hi-Y, Art, French, Debating, Dramatic, and Glee clubs. If Mary has any remaining moments, she studies a little. She’s not so stupid either, but she emphatically insists on not letting her studies interfere with her education. “ Midst a naughty world and rude Never in ungentle mood." ALFRED BAUER GLENN Alfred is ever in a good humor. As for friends, he has a host of them, and that is something to remember. We heard him in Cherry Blossoms, Napoleon Naps, El Bandido. But lest we forget, we also remember him from our Christmas programmes. To show that he was more than musically inclined. Al joined the Commercial and Spanish clubs, and to tell the truth— he can work. But how he could fall asleep in English class. “ With a mild and social cheerfulness." CARL RAILING HAFER Notice the big boy sticking his head up above everybody 1 None other than the one and only Carl Hafer. who occupies a whole page in the history of Abington football by means of his great field goal at the last Cheltenham game. Football isn’t his only line, however. His work at center on the Basketball Team has been good. Who can forget his meanderings around the first base on the diamond? He also has writing ability which is displayed in his exchange column in the Oracle. In the fall class election, Hafe was elected vice president of the Senior B’s. This big fellow also joined the ranks of the Math Club and Student Council. A man who holds his head in the clouds shall be crowned with glory. “ Up and down he goes with terrible restless strides." June, 1931 31ALICE ZELPHA HEY Who doesn’t know this lively, attractive girl, a born leader, especially in the social affairs of the class? Didn't Alice make a good “Vivian” in the Senior Play even though she is not a mite like the character portrayed? By singing in the Choir and in all the operettas, she has proved she can sing as well as act. Sports have claimed the attention of Alice, basketball in fact. The Commercial Club she served as secretary and the Debating, Dramatic, French and Glee clubs received her support. This lass of many words will of a certainty be missed. “ Blonde. blue-eyed, frank, capricious. ” i CARLOTTA SHULTZ HOFFMAN Roxborough High lost a valuable asset when Dots transported herself to Abington at the beginning of her junior year. Immediately Carlotta l ecame adjusted, only to find her hands filled with work. The Reading, Latin, Dramatic, French, and Hi-Y clubs all stand witnesses to this fact. Her versatile ability made it possible for her to earn a place on the Oracle and Year Book Staffs. Where have we heard so mellow and sweet a voice as the one of our Dots’? Indeed, Carlotta has music in her soul. Some day she will charm us with the attainment of her ambition to be an organist in the largest cathedral in the world—our Carlotta. “ That soft, gold hair, hair by the sea mist curled. ” ANNA SUSANNA HUBER Try to make yourself appear big and see how quick Ann can subdue you. She has a witty answer to your most clever question. Ann’s charming disposition and her friendliness have won many associates to her side during her four years at Abington. The Commercial, Library and Glee clubs claimed her as a member. The Library Club voted her its treasurer. So if you ever see this gold-brown-haired girl with a mischievous twinkle in her eye and you wish to speak to her, be sure you are prepared, for you have met your match. “Her brave, smiling energies,— Faith warm and bright. ” EDITH MARY JACOBS Edith came sailing in to us from Highland Grammar School in 1927. This tiny girl can be seen taking her time every day, walking between Study Hall and Room .H, to P. (). 1). class. She is an active member of the Spanish, Library, and Commercial clubs. Edith hopes to become a nurse and we all know that if she does, her patients will suffer as much from laughing as from any real illness. On the other hand, her cheer would cure any one even of the spring fever. 11 She has a voice of gladness and a smile. ” 32 The OracleSTELLA SHIRLEY JOHNSON Who is that girl who is always in a hurry? Can't you guess? Stella early signed her name to the Library, Spanish and Commercial clubs. Stella has a weakness for dogs and we certainly would like to see her favorite. Stella will long be remembered for her good nature and attractiveness. It is hard to prophesy what will be the end of a career so successfully begun. Stella will make a good stenographer and probably a “big business woman" or she may even found a home for friendless dogs. Who knows? “She was bailh guid and fair.” DAVID STANLEY KA IT KM AN Koffee is that tall, slender, blond lad with a smile for every one. When we hear the single word “Huh”, we know Stan is around. Koffee has won two letters in track and has been on the Varsity three years. He also belongs to the Spanish, Dramatic, Science and Mathematics clubs. And hasn’t he written a poem or two? I think so and he does quite a bit of work, not all of which is easy or pleasant. Koffee expects to go to Mars and we wish him the best of luck. “A strong and wonderful gentleness was on him." VIRGINIA HENRIETTA KEEVILL Ginny lost no time when she arrived at Abington. She became an active member of the Student Council, Spanish, Library, Commercial, Dramatic, and (dee clubs. But these are not where Ginny shines. Singing claims her. Her singing won her places in the casts of Cherry Blossoms, Napoleon Naps, and the lead in El Bandido. We were also fortunate to send Ginny as one of our representatives in the octette sent to Detroit to sing in the National High School Chorus. You can almost always find Ginny in the music room. She seems to enjoy life thoroughly, having one of those contagious laughs that makes the world laugh with her. “ Lo, the gentle lark." LYDIA MATHILDA KRESS Lo-s of personality, ability, and willingness to use that ability have made Lydia one of the most popular and outstanding girls in the senior class. Lydia’s chief pastime is sports, for she was captain of the Hockey Team, an excellent center on the Basketball Team and an able candidate for track. Lydia is not afraid of work for she has served the school faithfully in the Hi-Y, Internos, Commercial. Library, and French clubs. She also is a member of the Year Book Staff. In spite of all her work, Lydia has appeared on the Honor Roll several times. Lydia is admired by both students and faculty. “ Favors to none, to all her smiles extend." June, 1931 33CHARLES STEWART MacBRIDE Tall, cornet, studious, and a perfect gentlemen—that’s Stewart all over. Stewart is a member of the Commercial Club, a worthy member indeed Other than that, he prefers to spend his time working with his machines. He is quite a genius when it comes to working with machinery. If you don’t believe it, get him to show you some moving pictures with the machine he made himself. Every one knows Stewart in spite of his quiet ways, for he is equally polite and friendly to all. “ Wert kind as resolute and good as brave. ” CHARLES EARNEST MacINNES, Jk. Chassie came to us from Highland to help give the Class of ’31 a good reason for its existence, then decided to spend his time with the Latin, Spanish, and Dramatic clubs. We are sure Chassie likes sports for didn’t he play on the Basketball Team? And how he could sock that ball on the soccer field! Chassie is also the captain of the Swimming Team. Charles is a good student, too. It wouldn’t surprise us any to know that the teachers wish there were more like him. 11 Far-set eyes, as one who dreams awake. ” ELSIE MAE MARKS Although she’s the smallest senior in stature. Toots certainly isn’t the smallest in popularity. Elsie’s one of those girls who don’t wait until they’re seniors to do things for as a freshman, she joined the Dramatic and Latin clubs, and played class basketball. By the time she became an upperclassman, Toots had enrolled as an active member In the Debating and French clubs and, carried on by her pleasant voice, found a place in the chorus of the last two operettas. This young lady’s musical talent doesn’t stop with singing, for it’s a treat to hear her play. We all like Elsie and our only regret is that there isn’t more of her. “Small, but how dear to us ” JAMES CHURCH McCOOK, Jk. Whenever you hear algebraic equations coming from some corner, take for granted that it is Mac, trying to persuade some student that his problem is right. Jim was introduced to us from Roosevelt Junior High and immediately showed his scientific inclination by joining the Science Club. After a short time, he became a faithful member of the French and Math clubs. Mac is a quiet fellow but when the goods are to be producer!, he is ready. Jim has a habit of slipping away from town to go fishing. “ Calm pleasures there abide. ” 34 The OracleGEORGE DONALD MICHENER Who’s the boy with the rosy cheeks and curly hair? This is what every one wanted to know when Mich came here from Glenside-Weldon. It was not long before that question was answered. George was heard as well as seen. Without a doubt, his interests ranged toward sports. Hut Mich took time to become a member of the Mathematics, Science, and Dramatic clubs. Mich seems to be a quiet fellow but when you know him, you’ll learn to like his witty jokes. “ From the dark chambers of dejection freed, Spurning the unprofitable yoke of care.” HENRY WADSWORTH MILLER Another silent member of our class, but he does enough thinking to make up for it! He and Michener are like Mary and her lamb. Wherever one goes, the other is sure to follow. Doc came to us from Cheltenham in his junior year, and immediately the Science and Mathematics clubs claimed him for their own. He is very much interested in scouting and first aid; perhaps that is why he intends to study medicine. It has never been definitely decided just what is the source of Doc’s charm over his friends. Anyway, Doc has proved to us that he gets along well with every one. “A strenuous champion in scholastic arts.” JESSIE ROBERTS MORRIS “Where are you going?” you hear down the hall. You stop, look, and listen, for that’s Jessie’s call. And who wouldn’t stop, look, and listen? Every one, because she’s sure to have some interesting news or information that’s just bubbling out of her. As a wee, green freshman, Jessie served as an active member of the Student Council. She also joined the ranks of the Dramatic, Spanish, Commercial, and Reading clubs. A merry heart and a happy smile chase the blues away. We hope there is some one in next year’s class who can take Jessie’s place. “ The merry love to dance. ” CLAIRE ELIZABETH MULLEN Kay came to us from South Hills High in Pittsburgh. When she and Mr. Lissfelt get together, look out! Kay takes after her dad in swimming, having won a letter in her freshman year. She is very quiet in class but oh, her tests! How many of us haven’t wished for her P. O. D. mind. We often see Kay in the library after school, reading books on almost any subject. Kay belongs to the Spanish and Reading clubs. When you want Claire, look for Annette. “ Like the sun emerging from a cloud, Her countenance brightens and her eye expands ” June, 1931 35LINDA RUTH MYERS Large brown eyes, black straight hair and glasses! You’ve guessed it, Lin. I-in is a protegee of North Glenside. Her first choice in A. H. S. was the Commercial Club, the Spanish, Glee, Library and Dramatic clubs following. Lin has a knack of writing verse. If you ever want a poem written about something special, go to Lin and give her the details. Before long, the finished copy may be in your hand. Lin may be quiet, but to know what goes on within her head is worth the asking. “ The steadfast quiet natural to a mind Of composition gentle and sedate. ” PHILANDER GEORGE EVERETT PALMER No one can forget George who really knows him. His quiet, willing and charming manner sets him off, giving him a most agreeable personality. George came to us from Highland. His first pursuit was baseball. He has been a member of the Vocational Club and the Glee Club, being of great assistance to both, but especially the Glee Club. He took part in the Operetta chorus. George is just naturally musical. Not only is this lad gifted as a singer but also as a pianist. We admire George. 44 Peace flows within me. ” VINCENT JOSEPH PANNEPACKER Penny is the one to go to if you want something managed. At least, he knew how to handle the tickets of the .Senior Play and the Operetta. Don’t you remember hearing him play that horn in the Band? Penny has also given contributions to the Abingtonian and Year Book. Nearly any Wednesday, you will find him in some club, whether it be Commercial, Spanish, Science, Math, or Dramatic. Although Penny enjoys fooling with anything mechanical, he has given us to understand that he wants to be a “ Big Business Man “Entire affection for all human kind." DOROTHY EVELYN PIERSON Dot certainly has made herself known since coming to Abington. Although she is of the easy-going type, Dorothy accomplishes what she goes after. Dot’s tastes vary. She has been a member of the Commercial, Dramatic, French, (dee and Reading clubs, taking a part in The Eligible Mr. Bangs. Her typing ability has not gone amiss either for Dot is one of the Year Book typists. Another of Dorothy’s fields of activity is the Orchestra. In Dot we find one girl who likes to see a rainy day for she prefers to spend her lunch period in her favorite pastime, dancing. “ You were the princess of the fairy-tale 36 The OracleWILLIAM LEWIS POWELL Our friend Doe is a large amount of fun done up in a small package. Doc is Abington’s gain and Tower City High's loss as he has been a big help in clubs, belonging to Latin, Hoys’ Hi-Y, Mathematic and Science clubs, together with Student Council. Dot' has been secretary and treasurer of the Mathematics Club, and vice president of the Science Club. The Hand and the Orchestra also claim him as a worthy member. Then didn’t Bill look and act just like a butler in the Senior Play? We wish Bill the best of luck as a doctor. “ Ilnppy at midnight, Happy by day. ” VERA MAE PROCK Vera slipped away to Vienna in 1929, but returned to us last year. If going to Vienna helps Vera write stories for the Oracle like “Paz Goes to Vienna, ” we hope Vera will go to Vienna again. Hut Vera is always doing things like that. She has been a staunch supporter of the Dramatic, French, Latin, and Reading clubs, and helped on the Student Council, too. She won a steady place for herself on the Honor Roll. If you have attended many of our hockey games, you have seen Vera display her abilities, as a flashing player on the forward line. Vera showed her dramatic talents in Betty's Last Bet and It Wont Be Long Now. Yes, she debates. Hut you don’t really know Ve until you hear her laugh. “ The music of her laughter to have heard." SADIE ANNA RISSMILLER Four years ago, Toots joined the ranksof our freshman class in a very quiet way. Every one knows how delightful it is to have some one around who isn’t always talking. Toots started her route through Abington High School by becoming a member of the Spanish and Commercial clubs. We also discovered that this young lady has an interest in sports,—having been a member of the Girls’ Track Team; and a talent for writing poetry, her verse having appeared in the Oracle and the Abingtonian. Toots has proved to us that it is better to do things than to boast of them. “ Living a li fe of eager industry. ” WILLIAM ROCHESTER ROBINSON One boy in the senior class who can do anything and everything and do it well! Shall we start with the Abingtonian? Robby fills very capably the post of editor-in-chief of this publication. This earned him a membership in the Junior Fourth Estate. Bill has been active in club work—evidence, member of the Math Club, Sfecond Consul of the Latin Club, and Secretary of the Dramatic Club. The Student Council, too, found a competent president in this leader. Every one remembers Hill’s excellent voice in Bells of Beaujolais, Napoleon Naps, and El Bandido and who will ever forget Dobson in It Wont Be Long Now? As for sports, to quote Mr. Gantt, Hill is “the best soccer manager in years”. Few can surpass Bill in humor and sociability. A man of many sides is worth knowing. “Ever in motion Blithsome and cheery, Still climbing heavenward. Never weary. ” June, 1931 37JEANNE ELIZABETH RUNCIMAN It was a very short time after Jeanne’s arrival at Abington that we began to sit up and take notice and we have been noticing ever since. She started out with a vim! Besides adding her name to the Student Council, Dramatic, French and Glee clubs, she was tennis captain and hockey manager. When election time rolled around every semester, Jeanne came into her own, being elected president of the Girls' Hi-Y, president of the Reading Club, secretary of her class and secretary of the Athletic Association. Jeanne finds time to draw for isn't she art editor of the Oracle? To all these activities, Jeanne adds acting and singing. Can one repeat her record! “Sweetness, incredibly fine." ALBERT SCHADE, 3rd Everybody at Abington knows Bud Schade, that snappy cheerleader. ho could forget that likeable, fresh, young “ Beansy ” portrayed to perfection by Bud in It Won t Be Long Now. Bud has been a member of the Student Council, Science, and Dramatic clubs, in fact, a very active member. All these extra-curricular activities did not hinder Bud from being an efficient president of the Mathematics Club and a worker on the Year Book Staflf, in addition to giving his staunch support to soccer. Above all, we'll remember Bud for his breezy, happy-go-lucky character. “ There is no grudging in his eyes, No anger. ” EDWARD WILLIAM SCHAEFER " Has anybody seen Bud?” Bud is one of the busiest boys about school because of his ability in both athletic and academic fields." There are not many times when Bud hasn’t a smile on his face or a witty remark on his lips. Star forward and captain of the Soccer Team, peppy patader of the diamond in right field and forward on the Basketball Team—these are Bud s athletic achievements. Another of his accomplishments is writing for the Atnngtonian. The Commercial Club and Hi-Y Club elected him president and his class vested him with the office of treasurer. Bud was also in the Senior Play. Bud will leave a big hole, not only in the soccer field but alas and alack—in many fair maidens' hearts. “A human heart whose courage did not falter.” WILLIAM J. SCOTT, Jr. Scotty is the outstanding male brunette of the senior class. He often sets the English class in an uproar by his witty themes. Scotty went out for the Basketball, Football, Swimmingand Baseball teams. No wonder his hobby is sports! Bill is many times found in Spanish, Science, Math, Dramatic and Glee clubs. He participated in the operetta, El Bandido. Scotty has also contributed to the Abingtonian. Who could participate in so many activities and not be noticed? We shall miss Scotty lots. “An air and mien of dignified pursuit of sweet civility.” 38 The OracleRUTH ELIZABETH SHARP Rufus came from Weldon School and started doing her bit by joining the Dramatic, French and Reading clubs. She might also be seen at the meetingsof the Oracle and Year Book staffs. Ruth doesn’t mind if she is given work to do. She was certainly a big help behind the scenes in the Senior Play. That was work. Ruth has traveled somewhat in her young life. Her ambition is to travel more and we think her dream will come true if she is careful how she drives the Packard. “ Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose. ” HAROLD WINSTON SPENCER Mr. chairman, ladies and gentlemen: This young man is one of the outstanding thinkers of his class. The Debating Team has been saved many times by his ready tongue and active brain. The Tennis Team is the foremost evidence of his athletic ability, for he has been its manager and star player. He has also been seen on the basketball court. His musical ability was illustrated in the Band and the Orchestra. Still another credential is his exceptional brain work. Every one has seen evidence of this in his work as editorial editor of the Oracle. Last but not least, Harold has proved a most efficient senior president for his class. Surely, no one can dispute such evidence that Harold has intelligence which he uses. 11 Glory of thought and glory of deed. Glory immortal of magical words." DOROTHY ELIZABETH STAHL Who’s the quiet dark-haired girl who always has her lessons prepared? No one else but our Dot herself. Dot came from Bunker Hill High School. Illinois, in her junior year. At Bunker Hill High, she was secretary of the Girl Reserves and a member of the Biology Club. When she came to Abington, she joined the Latin, Hi-Y, Dramatic, Reading and Art clubs. Speaking of art, she surely made a hit with her beautiful drawings. You seldom see Dot without Carlotta. 14Maiden with the meek brown eyes." EDNA JANE DARTHEA SULLINGER Jay’s feet twinkle just as her eyes. They danced for the Operetta and we saw them at all of our school dances. And her eyes are always laughing, making our own sparkle. Jay came to Abington from Southern High, much to our enjoyment. She has taken part in the Latin, Dramatic, and Glee clubs, in the Operetta, El Bandido, and in public speaking. In this she drew the attention of all by portraying “A Woman of Character”. Jay’s vivid personality speaks of her individuality. 14Her toes kept rhythm to a sprightly tune." June, 19b1 39WILLIAM COOPER SCOTT THOMAS A fine personality and an equally pleasant countenance make Bill one of the most popular fellows in school. Bill’s extra-curricular activities started when he was elected to the Student Council in his freshman year. He is now a member of the Mathematics and Dramatic clubs and secretary-treasurer of the Science Club. Bill was a main hit of the Senior Play. The soccer and track squads have claimed Bill’s attention while he will be remembered as one of Coach’s best gym students. Bill also adds to his success by his work as a member of the Year Book Staff. 11A work of manhood that is to be praised. ” ELIZABETH TOTH Kensington High School for Girls lost an active member when Betty came to Abington for her senior year, as Betty had been a member of the Hi-Y Club and an industrious worker on the staff of their school paper. Betty made herself right at home in Abington by joining the Commercial and Dramatic clubs. Are you looking for Betty? You will find her on the track field oi in the typing room. Wherever you find her, she will look attractive. ilOf aspect winning and serene. ” MARGUERITE MARY UNDECK The good humored non-stop talker—that’s Margie, all over! But she doesn’t use all her energy for talking. This young lady is one of the most prominent sportswomen of her class. Margie proved very valuable to the Tennis Team, as player and manager, being a runner-up in the fall tennis tournament, another evidence of her ability on the court. Margie was that strong fullback on the Hockey Team. Margie’s “That’s the old fight,” has pepped up lots of class basketball games, too. But clubs also interest Margie, for the Reading, Latin, Dramatic, and French clubs claim her ardent support. Margie is genuine clear through. “ For she was young and dauntless, unafraid. ” LeROY VanTOOR, Jr. Hey! where’s LeRoy YanToor? That’s easy for Le Roy’s favorite haunt is in the printing shop, helping Mr. Wortman produce football schedules and getting P. T. A. invitations ready for circulation. Abington certainly welcomes such a dependable chap as LeRoy, who by the way, entered in the Sophomore A semester from the Pocono High School. LeRoy is one of those pleasing happy-go-lucky fellows who make Abington a pleasant place. “ Where I am are glorious dr earnings." 40 The OracleEVELYN PRISCILLA WALTON The first thing we think of when Cil’s name is mentioned is her ability to perform on a typewriter. That accounts for her being chosen as the efficient Oracle typist. And how she can read and write shorthand! Socially Priscilla is known for her membership in the Commercial, Spanish, and Etiquette clubs. She has proved to be a good jumper on the Track Team and has found herself a place on the hockey squad and Swimming Team. CiPs hobby is riding her horse through the wilds of Ivyland. We shall miss Cil’s quiet, capable, smiling self. “ You'd have known her by the merriment that sparkled in her eyes." ALFRED MOORE WARNER When Fidge came to Abington from Glenside-Weldon, he brought with him that excitement, mischief, and humor that have given him such a likeable personality. During his sojourn with us, he has not been idle for the Mathematics, Science, and Spanish clubs have all had a claim on him. More than that, Alfred is president of the Spanish Club. There’s no doubt that Fidge likes humor. You should hear him in English class. “ Full of nature Nothing can tame." MORRIS CASPAR WOLFF, Jr. Who’s the fellow that caused so much excitement in the chemistry lab while he was trying to prepare ammonia (NH )? That was Casp. Yes, and Casp also is circulating manager of the Oracle. Casp showed his interest in club work by joining the Mathematics, Dramatic, Science and Spanish clubs. We cannot forget his fine playing as a member of our Basketball Team for the past two years. He also is a member of the Y'ear Book Staff. Casp is a handy man to have around when you need help. “ Scouring toward us o'er the grassy plain Behold the hunter!" MARGARET ELIZABETH YOUNGER Margie, the girl with a charming personality and a ready smile for everyone, slipped quietly into Abington from Fort Washington. She entered right into the school activities by joining the Latin, Spanish, Commercial and Etiquette clubs. If you want to know what Margie’s hobby is, just watch her on the hockey field for she wields a wicked hockey stick and how she can run and do that hop, step and jump! If you care to know more about Margie, ask Priscilla, for where one is, you will find the other. lt What gees on behind that quiet face Words could not begin to describe. ” June, 1931 41ANNETTA MARIAN ZIMMERMAN This little lady bounced in among us in her senior year front Millville, New Jersey. Basketball was her chief interest there. Zintnta has quite versatile tastes, judging by her clubs, which include Glee and Library in Millville, and Reading and Commercial in Abington. Just ask her about horses, and don’t be astonished at her enthusiasm-—her hobby is horseback riding. Millville, her own hometown, claims the honor of being her stamping ground. As chief ally, she claims Helen Hansen. We know Zimnta to be a good friend. Her ambition is to be a dietitian, but we’re very much afraid she’ll turn out to be a cook. Dependable and quiet is Zimnta. “Kind wishes, and good actions, and pure thought.” SAsyd ABINGTON YEARS The years we have spent here together, The days both of sunshine and storm,— 0 Abington, dear in all weather, Holds a place in our hearts that is warm. The road has not always been even; We've struck many ruts on the way; But forward we've pushed every season And shouldered the load of each day. We've suffered from heartaches and sorrows; We've thrilled with keen joys never told; But all through the changing tomorrows, These memories dear we shall hold. When choices that challenge all creatures Leap out at us, thousands in one, The contacts we've made through our teachers Will still be our light, Abington. William Scott, ’31. 42 The OracleThe Students T sure is a grand and glorious feeling to have all your lessons done before you come to school. Boy, it is great when you can sit in your room and look at the other lads and lasses sweating over their assignments of drudgery. Says I, this is the first time in three months that I have had such freedom. Shucks, some one would have to spoil it. Some half-wit in back of me thinks it’s time to show off before the teacher. Well, I’ll be doggone—look who this miserable creature is. Oh! never mind it’s just one of those high minded individuals who are floating around the place of business. Leaping hoptoads! Do they know their stuff? Don’t ask me that question. Why they just got their piece of parchment the other month, you know, one of those things which states that Elmer was graduated because the woodpeckers which followed him to school started eating the school up. Gee, what a mess I’m getting into. Here I am telling you who these people are. Why you know that would be a downright dirty mean trick to reveal the identity of these nitwits. Who wants to hear a secret? All those in favor say “I"; rejoinants, “No!” The “I’s” got it. Well here goes. Did you ever know that the Senior Assembly had a board of trade, information bureau, etc. Just cast your eyes upon the last row of people in the meeting some morning and there you will see the wizards of all subjects. Why, they can even tell you the correct posture. Shucks, the rapidity with which they give the derivations of words would handcuff a victrola. Believe it or not, that’s one for Ripley. Oh, yeah? I forgot to “recuss” another good point about these people. You know these people have enough ideas to run the whole of Europe. Albeit, if their ideas were rain-drops, they could drown a duck. Just think—one of their ideas was to come back and take a post-graduate course— O’wah, what do you know about that? Now, I’ve done gone and told who these people are. Well, life can’t be any worse than it is; so I was saying, these people thought they should all take a post-graduate course so that they could show our beloved teachers what a big mistake they made by giving them B’s instead of a much sought after A. To make things a bigger puzzle, it was found out that 99 out of a 100 were worth only C’s. What a startling fact! Great scandal! Afterwards came the big parade. Now we have a numbered few who try to look important and get nothing done. “Is every one happy?” I hope so for after all, it’s all a lot of bologna. Since everything is “Hunky dory”, I’ll proceed to waste my time by dreaming about the days when I shall inherit my seven million. I hope this affords every one a sidesplitting laugh. Cari. Hafer, '31. 0 0 0 June, 1931 43FEBRUARY CLASS, 1931 NAME Alexander, Nicholas..... Anderson, John.......... Berkenstock, Ruth....... Bertolette, William..... Bice, Vincent........... Bitman, Joseph.......... Brownlee, Ned........... Campbell, Ruth.......... Cleveland, Dorothy...... Corson, Sheridan........ Darling, Jean........... Davenport, Albert....... Donaldson, Weir......... Earwaker, Ruth.......... Fairchild, Albert....... Fishman, Mildred........ Freeston, Grace......... F'ritz, Edna............ Geuther, F red.......... Greener, Agnes.......... Green, Ruth............. Greenspan, Dorothy...... Haines, Charlotte....... Harper, William......... Harris, Lillian......... Harting, George......... Hartley, Miriam......... Harvey, Fred............ Herz, Katherine......... Jenkins, Jean........... Johnson, Eleanor........ Lowe, Winifred.......... LuIjy, Vera............. Meschter, Kyrei......... Miles, William.......... Nichols, Katherine...... Noble, Louise........... Oswald, Theresa......... Oughton, Peggy.......... Robinson, Doris......... Ruoff, Albert........... FAVORITE pursuit Photography FZating Ilockcy Drawing Swimming Mathematics Drawing ships Baseball games Reading Talking (to girls) On horseback Motorcycling Bori’s Car Listening to radio Dancing Dancing Typing Swimming Bowling Writing poetry Oil painting Managing money ('ommercial work Glenside Miniature Golf Joking in class Typing Abington Writing poetry 'Pen nis Girl Scouts Reading Laughing Collecting tickets Library Public speaking Chemistry Music Writing Swimming As president by-word “Neat!” “Let’s eat!” “Well!” “I thought I’d die!” “Ain’t that something?” “Yeah!” “Gee!” “ Hi-Ya!” “My word!” “Gee!” “Geebers!” “For crying in a bucket!” “Safe!” “Applesauce!” “Sca-ram!” “Oh!” “Huh!” “Oh. I don’t know!” “Neurtz!” “Oh, my dear!” “Oh, do you think so!” “Goodness knows, I don’t!” “It’s the funniest thing!” “Well, ya see it’s this way!” “Gee! I’m cold.” “That’s right!” “Ah! Be gosh! “ Nice going!” “Halleluiah!” 4 Mercy!” “Gosh!” “ How swanky!” “Well, I’ll be!” “Gees!” “Now, I’ll tell one!” “Oh, do you?” “Oh, sweet!” “Really?” “Veil, py vof!” “ For goodness sake!” “ Don’t be a yap!” OBJECTIVE Mechanical engineer Chef Gym teacher Business man Civil engineer Doctor Ship designer To travel Beauty specialist Accountant France Motor expert Make $ 100,000 on Wall Street Stenog (io to college Not to do Latin homework Bookkeeper Stenographer Engineer Private secretary F'inish art school Executive Private secretary Good job Social secretary Undersell Meschter Nurse Defeat Miss Turner in debate European History teacher Stenog Private secretary Interior decorator To live in Ardmore Outsell Harting Aviator Raise prize flowers Go to Mt. Holyoke Organist Atlantic Monthly Executive Own a yacht DOOM Toy manufacturer Taster in soup factory Animal trainer Office boy Heaven Driving ambulance Hire out rowboats Latin teacher Manicurist Subway cashier Canvasser Traveling salesman Win 50 cents on a Cheltenham game Personnel manager Metropolitan Opera House Latin teacher Secretary to Dr. Mitten Housewife Apple buyer Typist Cartoonist for Life. Publicity director for Abington Bank Keep a budget Gold digger Stenog to editor Jelly maker A friend to nurses The House Free verse Housewife Secretary of S. P. C. A. Dictionary maker Stay in Jen kin town Chemical engineer Elevator boy Raise dandelions Randolph-M aeon Hurdy-gurdy grinder Best seller Society reporter Own a seaplaneNAME FAVORITE PURSUIT BY-WORD OBJECTIVE DOOM Sassaman, George In Math. “Or somethin’!” Engineer Astronomer Scheetz, Sadie Ping-Pong “Don’t be silly!” Be an actress 1 sher in movies Schmidt, Ruth Raising goldfish “ How do you figger?” Bank secretary hilling penny banks. Sellers, Herbert Fixing radios “Oh, yeah?” Radio engineer Making static Smiley, Isabella Everywhere “Tell me!” High school teacher Run a kindergarten Smith, Grace Lettering “I’ll be shot!” Interior decorator I louse wrecker Smith, Josephine Books “You would!” Doctor’s secretary et’s secretary Tegge, Harriet Reading ‘‘Well at any rate—!” Lady of leisure Night nurse Triol, Rosner Sports “Hi-Ya!” Physical director h armer Tucker, Margaret Ice skating “Well. I’ll be!” Aviatrix Pitcairn stenog. Tuman,Irene Antique collecting “All right!” Interior decorator Planner of cat homes Walter, Carolyn Dancing “Oh yeah, that’s right!” Private secretary Keep a notebook Webster, Donald Football “Oh, Yeah!” Farmer Follow the plow Wetmore, Margaket On the stage “Yeah?” Nurse Bottle washer Wisham, Helen Glenside Library “I would too!” Stenog. Doubtful? Zackey, Albert Tennis “Curses!” Organist Business n an JUNE CLASS, 1931 NAME Ambler, Sara......... Bassett, George...... Bailey, James......... Bindrim, Doris....... Boiston, George...... Brice, Gladys........ Carter, Henry........ Chamberlin, Isabel. .. Cutting, Robert...... DeFlavis, Thomas..... DiPalantino, William. Dunham, Dorothy...... Eckel, Fred.......... Ewan, John........... Fry, Willard......... Gbuthbr, John........ Gillingham, Jonathan. Gillingham, Mary..... FAVORITE PURSUIT Swimming The water front Basketball Being helpful The library Dancing Swimming Riding Photography The Abingtonian Golf Eating Shooting in the woods Making wisecracks Oakdale Ave. Everything Tennis Tennis BY-WORD “Oh. no!” “Says you!” “Jimmy. “I’ll bet a hat.” “I’ll clamp you.” “Golly-nippers!” “Yeah!” “ It gets me mad. ” “ Blow me down. ” “What’s ’at!” “Tis, huh?” “Who cares anyway?” “Check!” “You’re telling me?” “Whoast?” “ You dumb cluck. ” “Or somethin’!” “Good honk!” OBJECTIVE To travel Engineer 'I'o be a golfer 'I'o be a journalist C rash Ritz-Carlton Brown Cord roadster 'I'o be a business man 'I'o be a secretary Engineer Editor of Ledger I'o Ik? a draftsman 'I'o own a garage I'o be a salesman 'I'o be a big business man Play in Phila. Orchestra To be president of United States 'I'o be a photographer 1 lome economics expert DOOM Sell R. R. tickets Operate a steam shovel Caddy Reporter on Suburban World Crash a lunch cart Own an Austin A salesman C lean typewriters In the navy News reporter Blueprint maker A grand opera singer Unknown Teach in business college Play in the movies Lord of his domain Take a snapshot Abington’s cookWHAT THEY’RE CALLED Glenn, Alfred......... Hafer, Cari........... Hey, Alice............ Hoffman, Carlotta. ... Huber, Anna........... Jacobs, Edith......... Johnson, Stella....... Kauffman, Stanley. . .. Keevill, Virginia..... Kress, Lydia.......... MacBride, Stewart. ... MacInnes, C'harles Marks, Elsie.......... McCook, James......... Michener, George...... Miller, Henry......... Morris, Jessie........ Mullen, Claire........ Myers, Linda.......... Palmer, George........ Panne packer, Vincent. . Pierson, Dorothy...... Powell, William........ Prock, Vera........... Kissmiller, Sadie..... Robinson, William..... R unci man, Jeanne.... Schade, Albert......... Schaefer, Edward....... Scott, William......... Sharp, Ruth............ Spencer, Harold........ Stahl, Dorothy......... Sullinger, Jane........ Thomas, William........ Toth, Elizabeth........ IJndeck, Marguerite____ Van Toor LeRoy......... Walton, Priscilla...... Warner, Alfred......... Wolff, Caspar.......... Younger, Margaret...... Zimmerman, Annetta. ... WHAT THEY LIKE Collecting songs The gridiron Dancing Being sweet Drumming the piano Thinking in English Reading . Sleep . Music room Hockey . Skating Archery . Solitaire Pishing . Scouts Scouts Dancing Swimming Writing poems Being quiet To be at Turner’s Dancing Playing a sax Dancing Dogs Driving Playing tennis Drawing Talking Sports Driving Golf Nature study Dancing Fords with white wheels Reading Dancing Gunning Horseback riding Hunting Hunting Sports Riding horses WHAT THEY SAY “Squat!” “Hello, boy.” “Oh, yeah?” “Art ready Guinevere?” “Gee!” “That’s right!” “Heck!” “Huh!” “Neat!” “Shucks!” “ Pipe down ” “Hector!” “ Imagine! ” “Is that right!” “Go jump in the river.” “Ye gods!” “ Don’t be a meany. ” “Well, I never!” “I have an inspiration.” “Nobody knows.” “Oh, yeah!” “Jiminy crickets” “Wait a minute.” “For gosh sake!” “Phooey!” “Phooey!” “Say!”' “fix-ya Star!” “I’ll bruise you!” “ For the love of St. Patrick!” “Look at the thingama-bubber. “Is that so?” “Well, maybe you’re right!” “ Don’t be that way. ” “ Horses!” “Oh, gee!” “I’ll bite.” “Aw right!” “Oh, sugar!” “Heh! Heh!” “Oh yeah!” “Darn!” “I’ll be a son of a sea cook.” WHAT THEY WANT 'I o be a singer To be an architect Organist To be an interior decorator To be a private secretary To be a nurse Be a stenographer To be a racer Cottage for two Physical training director Army captain Be a dog catcher Organist To be an engineer To be a civil engineer To be a physician To be a private secretary To be a journalist To be a poetess Organist Business man Milliner Doctor To travel To own a dog farm To be a big business man To be interior decorator Be an engineer Be a bank president Debater in house T ravel Golf champion To be a floriculturist To be dancing teacher Be insurance co. executive Be a stenog To travel Be head of printing college To tame wild horses Chemical engineer Be engineer Somebody’s stenog Dietitian what they’ll do Be a gob Errand boy' Jazz player Paper hanger .Salesgirl in 5 and 10. Child’s nurse Clerk in 5 and 10 Truck driver Vocal teacher Basketball referee Water boy Street cleaner Piano teacher Fishing guide in the North Woods Drive Miller’s Ford Sell patent medicines File clerk Write letters Write nursery rhymes Jazz player Be a mechanic Somebody’s stenog Play sax in Funk’s orchestra. Walk from Abington to Glen-side A veterinarian Be a bus driver Window cleaner Make arch preservers I )oorkeeper Bell boy Circulating exchange of Saturday Evening Post Caddy for Bobby Jones Messenger girl in florist’s Tap dancer Cutthroat claim adjuster Lick stamps Taxi driver Deliver Times Chronicles Jockey- Dairy farmer Have a kennel Same Keep houseVergil THIS fairyland again! Travelling on vast seas or hovering over a city hidden in a cloud! Br-r ring—the bell! It’s just unkind to leave Aeneas in the middle of a conflict or just entering a city. How Miss Lobach has added to the beauty by her little descriptive touches! Every page becomes more beautiful after we learn some interesting facts about the cities that Vergil visited. The Metamorphoses are equally charming. It would be hard to find more lovely tales of imagination than those of Pyramus and Thisbe, Philemon and Baucis and Apollo and Daphne. Of course, we needed the mythical background to appreciate our Latin. Miss Lobach introduced personality notebooks. We found “loads" of pictures, articles, and fun, all packed in one small notebook about the gods and goddesses—what an array we piled and scattered about that lively little lady’s room! It’s a wonder she could see out. How wonderful it was, too, to be able to honor Vergil on this 2,000th anniversary of his birth. We read many interesting articles concerning him and so came to know this famous poet better. Time passed all too quickly. Yes, we had learned far more than some quotations and constructions; we had learned some psychology, met new experiences—in short, deepened our imaginative powers. Carlotta Hoffman, ’31. ▲ English Here CAREERS decided, plays reviewed, literary geniuses encouraged, world-wide problems solved all this is done over and over again in the renowned Fourth Period English class. Grammar, the unimportant item in the class mind is taken merely as a matter of course. However, it is with animated interest that open forums are conducted. All the scandal of the private lives of Johnson, Burns, Carlyle and Emerson is brought to light and compared with that of the world of today. These discussions often lead to startling discoveries of amazing, hitherto unknown facts. But the worst and darkest days of Miss Turner’s English Class are those on which the English language is traced date by date from the year zero into infinity. Since the facts, horrible as they are, have been recorded concerning this memorable class, we wish to add a post-mortem. Queer as it may seem, we actually enjoyed this class and we advise others to try it. Isabella J. Smiley, ’31. Bookkeeping THIS is one subject which most pupils acclaim as really interesting. Many' hours spent poring over books, papers and more books, and then—to find your mistake. It is just like receiving a new suit or dress—that feeling that comes after your mind is put at rest, and you’re on y'our way' to getting that Trial Balance. Bookkeeping not only gives you more knowledge, but also teaches you to clear your mind. To try and manipulate a Practice Set with a head chuck full of various things is a fool’s way of trying to concentrate on bookkeeping. Those who have finished their two-year course are to be truly' congratulated for not only does bookkeeping make you despondent at times, but also requires a great deal of work. Only those who are willing to get to work can qualify for this subject. Mr. Furniss, the steady leader, not only keeps y'ou on the job, but makes you want to keep up-to-date, therefore creating a desire for competition among the bookkeepers. Lydia M. Kress, ’31. 48 The OracleTrigonometry and Solid Geometry A PAIR or twins are being brought up in rooms Seven and Eight,- twins in that they both belong to the Mathematics family, very interesting people indeed. But here the expected similarity usually found in twins ends. For the surroundings of little Trig have to do with formulae, logarithms, oblique triangles, cosecants, radians, etc. The huskier of the two babies, Solid, is brought up in the abstract atmosphere of spherical triangles, parallelepipeds, oblique prisms, truncated pyramids, etc. Yet different as they are, the twins are most likeable though serious fellows. Nicholas Alexander, ’31. Shorthand REGARDLESS of the warnings of those ahead of us about a subject which we could not bluff, one in which study would be absolutely necessary, we listed shorthand on our junior schedule. For weeks we struggled with those mysterious hooks and blends. Finally, we saw light, and in our senior year, dictation became easy. Our next gradation was passing the five speed tests at 100 words per minute for one, two and three minutes, to be transcribed in four minutes without an error. Mr. Krueger always made shorthand class a pleasant one. Ye hate to leave it. Margaret Younger, ’31. Commercial Law HERE is where we “tie the bull outside” and enter to study the rule of action. It is the aim of the law class to educate one as to the side of life that occurs everyday in ordinary transactions, for ignorance is not an excuse in the eyes of the law. Under the quizzical guidance of Mr. Krueger, we have floundered out of ignorance to the knowledge of insurance, bailment, contracts, and many other subjects necessary to this modern world. With Mr. Krueger’s wandering eccentrically into amusing illustrations that made every step seem clear, we have had an altogether enjoy-able experience in finding for ourselves just how ordinary business is controlled by' law. Annetta Zimmerman, ’31. Claire Mullen, ’31. Typing READY—go! Sounds like a signal for a lively sprint! But no! Just one of our many speed drill—sendoffs by our lively' captain, D. E. Krueger. Do we love it—well I guess; typing, typing, yes, yes, yes! We know that you would love it too,—’cause just as we’re ready to give up figuring out a poorly' written shorthand outline, a candy' salesman steps into Room Two—with samples on hand! Mr. Krueger hints in a very polite way that his boys and girls are a little hungry' and that candy is their weakness. The salesman looks nonchalant and comes across with the good ole' samples! Mr. Krueger believes in having work mixed with a little play. When he looks over our transcripts and finds an important error, to impress upon our minds the correct form, he makes a mirthful comment. We not only have speed tests and letters to transcribe; we form wills, contracts, specifications, dicker with the different types of machines, get tangled up with a typewriter ribbon, type to music, and what not! These many interesting things make typing a real pleasure and not just another subject! Grace Freeston, ’31. .A. Chemistry EXPERIMENT number ’31: object—to soak the brain with a concentrated solution of chemistry'; result—a very small precipitate of the substance (C He Mi S-Tr Y) x forms in a dark corner of the brain. June, 1931 49This experiment was one tried on the Class of 1931. Strange to say, it worked to an appreciable extent. Such words as phenolphthalein, ortho-toliden, tumeric, saccharose, need to be diluted into words of one or two syllables to sink through. Nevertheless, much to our surprise, we did learn chemistry in both a theoretical and a practical way. The “lab”—the rendezvous of experiments, is a place we never shall forget, both because of the experiences,—humorous and otherwise—and because of the knowledge gained within its barriers. Isabella J. Smiley, ’31. ▲ English There MY, what a class!” We wonder how many times Mrs. Wyatt has uttered this expression in her Second Period English session. This class is a gathering of some very wild and woolly ideas on many topics, such as: prohibition, Sunday baseball, conduct, etc., and when it comes time for open forum, there is always a discussion that would make the House of Representatives seem like a kindergarten class. Of course there are times when we do have work to do, such as reading about how Sam Johnson reached under the banquet table and took off a lady’s shoe or about the wonderful works of Bobbie Burns, who, Carlyle says, was never fully appreciated. And so we go on with our learning, and, even though Mrs. Wyatt says we are the noisiest class she has ever had, we think she likes us just a little bit. William Robinson, ’31. ▲ Office Practice WHAT enjoyment we received from office practice class. We learned what a stenographer should do as to listing, filing, duplicating, and using general office appliances. Now we can use the telephone as it should be used and also send telegrams and cablegrams correctly and wisely. A good stenographer or secretary is not a person, as we thought at first, who can type or write shorthand quickly, but one who has several other characteristics: a pleasing personality, willingness to work, neat appearance, honesty. Who wouldn’t say that the reason we enjoyed this class most was because of the informing tales which Mr. Krueger related to us? Isabel Chamberlin, ’31. P. O. D. MARGIE, what’s a weasel?” After much thought, that young damsel replies, “A weasel's an animal that eats chickens. ” “Then Carlotta Hoffman’s a weasel.” Little pleasantries like this make it worthwhile to travel through rain, snow, and shine, over to the Annex for P. O. D. There—amid a general smattering of American History, European History, Problems of American Democracy, Bible History, and current baseball news—one learns more practical knowledge than almost anywhere else in the building. Indeed, Mr. Smiley himself confesses that one has to carry to his classes a Bible, a dictionary, and a history book. We are inclined to agree with him, for never before had we been asked such a variety of questions in one period as, when Senior B's, we first took the study of P. 0.1). All questions are settled from tariff to immigration and back again. Dear pity the person who gets a dreaded “dot” and forgets the implication, for every one’s “even Stephen” with this gentleman. Never before have we been able to choose whom we want to recite. It’s a fine opportunity to even things up with that girl we saw out with our fellow last Saturday. Taking it all in all, we learn more about national problems and citizenship in P. O. D. than we ever knew existed. Doris Bindrim, '31. 50 The OracleSpanish THERE is one time during the day when we journey from school to some of the most interesting places in the world, and best of all, we don’t even need to be excused, for the Spanish classes are just full of the atmosphere of Old Spain. Who wouldn’t enjoy learning about Sunny Spain from one who has been there and seen it? Don't be alarmed if you should hear La Profesora say that she is going to bring forth a big and little dog, for these are only Spanish coins. Whenever we read about Spanish cities and interesting places, our traveling instructress shows us just packs and packs of postcards and photographs, illustrating what we read about. Ah! but there’s the bell, and we must leave Espana Pintoresca and return to everyday-life. David Bonin, ’32. French WHAT do we have today? Prose? Wait a minute—I have an idea.” Every one heaves a sigh, for who can tell what the next inspiration of this versatile French instructor may be? One time it is to write an original French composition— and how we do find out how little actual French we know by those themes! Another day we may hear an interesting story read in French and frantically try to find out from our neighbors what it’s all about, for we know we'll have to write a short review of it. And still again there is a long hotly-disputed argument on whether Orso was a coward or not. Oh, how all books, playwrights, plots are picked to pieces! But then there are those never-to-be-forgotten Fridays, when the program is up to les eludiants. And what programs! A trial, and impromptu play—such tests for conversational French! And we do enjoy it even if most speeches are replied to by puzzled faces and a hazy “ Je ne vous comprends pas”—the most often used words in secondary-school French. But still the study and the ever-working Mr. Gantt are sometimes rewarded, for just the other day two girls walking down the hall in front of us were talking French, which, marvel of marvels, nous pouvions comprendre! Doris Bindrim, '31. ▲ Advanced Algebra WHEN the Miles B. Messinger comes stalking down the hall, P.G.’s, Senior A’s and Senior B’s know that the ensuing class contains radicals and radicals, surds and birds, and other indices to trouble. There are such queer things in this class that Robert Ripley ought to have them. For instance: we solve problems, not as the protozoa multiplies, by dividing, but by taking a ratio and subtracting by division. Now “that’s sumpin’” as Clara Bow would say in imitating Andrew H. Brown. Algebra is an absolutely interesting subject. The proof is obvious, my dear Watson, when such peaceful problems in this fifth period class follow the piece full meal previous. Still algebra will confuse one. All the simple simplification, permutation, combination, probability, choice, chance, binomial theorem, and roots will seem at first a trifle difficult. So you see, dear reader, if any, to enjoy your senior year, you ought to take advanced algebra. Russell Green, '32. t June, 1931 51The Class of February Takes an Outing nOLL on-you-Mis-sis-sippi—roll on,” • ' sings Mildred Fishman, trying in vain to arouse some enthusiasm in Jean Darling, who sits under a tree, thinking alternately of chocolate sundaes and an easy way to get away with murder. The day is warm. A picnic is about to begin on the banks of a small river into which extends a rickety dock. Joe Bitman sits on the extreme end of said dock— fishing, while near him, Vincent Bice is reading. He wonders whether the girl will marry her lover. His exclamations bring George Harting on the run, but, as was explained, the dock is rickety, and loud are the laughs of AI Zackey and Albert Ruoff, as George falls through. A popping noise is heard, and Albert Davenport dashes into the midst of affairs on his motorcycle. Wails of despair rise above the popping noise. It is discovered that this speedy entrance has completely crushed the lunch basket of Dot Cleveland, Harriet 1'egge, and Miriam Hartley. Ah, poor Albert! Poor Albert!! Poor Albert!!! Off at a safe distance, Ruth Berkenslock, Margv Tucker, and Doltie Greenspan practice swinging their hockey sticks and what swings they are! Unconscious of every one and everything near or around her, sits Peggy Oughton, alternately sketching the landscape and figuring out ways to corrupt the entire numerical system. She wastes her time trying to get laughing Ruth Campbell interested. Ruth Green approaches most cautiously in her green Ford (it’s all hers, too) coup6, bringing Josephine Smith to this happy group. Jo steps out daintily. With her hands full of papers, Isabella Smiley rounds a corner (we shall presume there is a corner handy to round) at high speed and collides with Charlotte Haines. No one can blame Isy—Charlotte is about as big as a minute. Hurrying after Isabella, are Theresa Oswald and Judy Tuman, theri hands filled with paint cans. We hope they didn’t think they could improve Mother Nature. Margy Wetmore and her eyes are telling some exciting tales to Albert Fair-child. Fairy, who is heard to laugh, turns a deaf ear to the pleas of Johnny Anderson and William Bertolette, who insist upon knowing the joke. Nick Alexander seems to be explaining something to Weir Donaldson. We shall not disturb them. It might prove disastrous to us or to Nick's explanation. Katherine Ilerz is hard at work trying to tie a brilliant red ribbon around her dark hair. Vera Luby looks on with utmost interest while Ruth Earwaker ultimately lends her assistance. Grace Freeston, Carolyn Walter and Agnes Greener are in a pow-wow over some teletype question. Winifred Lowe and Eleanor Johnson would like to disturb them, but pass on. Edrui Fritz seems to be mighty puzzled about something, which, for some reason or other, Helen Wisham is trying to find out. We doubt very much that she will. Rosner Triol looks rather tired as he wanders about, trying to find some one to have a catch with. Ned Brosvnlee turns the pages of a nautical book, allowing Bill Miles and Herbert Sellers to peer over his shoulders. Katherine Nichols and Louise Noble arrive in a large car, driven by Kyrel Meschter. They disembark. As Sheridan Corson is checking over some financial affairs, Don Webster decides not to disturb him. Thoughtful lad! Jean Jenkins saunters by, looking most bored. Maybe she is1—who knows? Lillian Harris and Doris Robinson discuss “big business”. Jiggs Sassaman walks through lending some help on every hand. Grace Smith is making a painting of {Please turn to page 103) 52 The Oracle a . 'toll MtlDMT FEEL SO badly about I IT, DOT. DOROTHY DUNHAM Ml 0F us "IF YOU CAN'T FIND IT IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA HAROLD SPENCER irtist s ’NOTE! — 30R.RX 1 :OULON'T iET BEE OF ___IN Ttt S SPeice,cnR.v- "HATER: ' SHUM m'T NOBODY ftND OON'T RtvTE NOTVUN6 ( ROUNi) HERE. •BELIEVE TIL Quit" ' IF THE PERSON who took MV RO.O notes will RETURN THEM HEEOR-E EX MS. NO QUEST 0N p r WEE G 0 unousvjereO. DORIS BINDRIM ■ DT LRST VIE'vE I TOON P OU IN f FLRC.E 1 aUWEM Voo'RET THE FINAL "E" IN BLONDE IS SILENT. THAT'S THE ONLY TH n SlEE£ T ABOUT HER ISY SMILEY ”1 USED TO THINK TENNIS WAS A NOISY GANiL ECAUSL IT S YECf 0 aJ ITH fRftcaucr." JV; : f i " ALBERT TOOEF" MARGY mOECK June, 1931 53THE CLASS OF JUNE ENTERTAINS GOOD morning, ladies and gentlemen. This is station A.H.S. Our guest artists today are the members of the June Seniors of ’31, of Abington High School. Our first presentation will be the Melody Quartette, Harold Spencer, Jeanne Runci-nian, George Boiston, and Bud Schaefer. They will sing “School Days”. My but that was reminiscent. And now for our program review of 1930 and 1931, which has been put together by our secretaries, Betty Toth, Anna lluber, Isabele Chamberlin, Stella Johnson and Sadie, Riss-miller. George Boiston, Carl Hafer, and Tommie DeFlavis will relate the defeat we handed Cheltenham Thanksgiving Day, on the football field. By the way, football isn't Abington’s only sport. Hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, and tennis were well supported by Lydia Kress, Vera Prock, Mary Gillingham, Dot Dunham, Jeanne Runciman, Margie Undeck, Margaret Younger, Tommie DeFlavis, John Geuther, Carl Hafer, Bud Schaefer, Jim Bailey, Bill Robinson, Harold Spencer and Johnny Gillingham. A short sketch by the Dramatic Players will follow. The Players are Doris Bindrim, Bill Thomas, Bob Cutting, Vera Prock, Alice lley. Bill Robinson, Dot Pierson, Jane Sulhnger, Albert Schade, Willard Fry, Mary Gillingham, Johnny Gillingham, and Bud Schaefer. During a short intermission, I should like to say that the studio’s two publications, the Abingtonian and the Oracle, have attained success through the aid of their staff members, Mary and Johnny Gillingham, Carlotta Hoffman, Vera Prock, Harold Spencer, Priscilla Walton, Margie Undeck, Jeanne Runciman, Ruth Sharp, Caspar Wolff, Bud Schaefer, Bill Robinson, Doris Bindrim, and Tommie DeFlavis. And here come the racing results—or should I say track results. They will be given by George Bassett, John Ewan, Stanley Kauffman, George Michener, Bil' Thomas, Margaret Younger, Priscilla Walton, and Margie Undeck. W e shall pause a moment for our station announcement. Jessie Morris and Dot Pierson are your announcers. Station A. H. S. Now what the dickens is going on over there. Just as I thought—it’s our Debating Team—and they’re having it hot and heavy with each other. They are Harold Spencer and Vera Prock. ell, well, what a treat we have in store for you. The stars from the current operetta, El Bandido, have just arrived: Ginny Keevil, Dot Dunham, Bill Robinson, John Geuther, George Palmer, Bill Scott, Alfred Glenn, Elsie Marks, and Linda Myers. The Gillinghams announcing a popular southern air, accompanied by Claire Mullen, Dorothy Stahl, and Annetta Zimmerman, will be followed by a P. (). D. sketch by Henry Miller and Charles Mac-Innes. Here comes the chief ticket collector, Vincent Pannepacker, some members of the band, Bill Powell, Abington’s jazz king and Stewart MacBride, with our Vocational Club president, William DiPalantino, accompanied by Fred Eckel, James McCook, LeRoy Van 'Poor, Alfred Warner, Edith Jacobs, and Henry Carter. As Fashions are always dominant among high school students, we now present a series of short talks about “What the Ideal High School Girl Should Wear," by Sara Ambler, Carlotta Hoffman, Gladys Brice, and Ruth Sharp. We shall conclude w ith a short speech by (Please turn to page HI) 54 June, 1931Educational Contributions of the Orient THE history of education exhibits what has been done and thought in all ages and countries in training the young. It sets forth principles and methods as they have prevailed. It gives an account of such educators as have influenced education. It inquires into many social, religious, and political customs. Education is as old as humanity itself. It begins, therefore, in Asia, the birthplace of the human race. The oriental countries have not succeeded in producing a correct theory of education because each country laid too much stress on a few particulars and neglected others. To understand Eastern education, it is necessary to realize that the individual counts for nothing. In China, he is a mere puppet in the hands of tradition; in India, of the caste; in Persia, of the state; and among the Hebrews, of theocracy. In China, for example, the whole education of the people consists of a mastery of their language, which is technically difficult; a mastery of the approved forms of conduct embodied in sacred literature; and the imposition of certain standards of conduct upon all the people. The school work consists chiefly of memorizing the text. All originality or variation is suppressed. The chief aim and the actual result of Chinese education is to be able to carry on from generation to generation the same ideas and customs. The Chinese school system is very elaborate anti long enduring, the general outcome being a social order which possesses stability but lacks all progressiveness. On studying India, we find that, although the educational system contains many of the same oriental featuies possessed by China, it differs in two main respects. These are the caste system, and the more philosophic character of Hindu sacred literature. There are four Hindu castes, ranging from the Brahmins, or priests, to the Sudras, or servile class, each caste receiving a different type of education. This caste system is the controlling influence in education. Each individual must learn and observe the usages of the caste into which he is born. This has resulted in making the Hindus contented with their lot, whether good or bad, high or low, and has provider! a kind of universal happiness, which has, like as with the Chinese, checked desire for progress. Persia surpassed other oriental countries in both theory and practice, which fact probably accounts for its being the greatest nation of the ancient world. Although women were looked down upon as in all Asiatic nations, children were regarded as the source of the future prosperity of the state. Accordingly, they were trained with the utmost care. At the age of seven, they became subject to the state, and were educated in high moral and physical standards. But Persian education was onesided. All emphasis was laid on preparing the children to make the state stronger and more nearly just. Intellectual culture was almost wholly disregarded. Turning to the Hebrews, we find that their chief aim in education was to make their people faithful and obedient servants of the living God. Practically all education was given in the home by the father, where the children were thoroughly instructed in the law along with a little reading and writing. There were no popular school systems and no professional teachers. But greatly to their credit, there was more development of individuality in Hebrew education than in that of other oriental 56 The Oraclenations of ancient times, because of the fact that the Hebrews believed in close personal contact with God. Egypt developed the oldest civilization in the world, and was by far the most advanced of the oriental countries. Even the Greeks looked upon Egypt as the school of wisdom. Great things were accomplished in mechanical arts. History, philosophy, medicine, and mathematics played a very important part in Egyptian education. Here, as in India, the caste system prevailed. The highest caste was that of rhe Priest. The Priests played such an important part that the Egyptian system has been called the Priestly education. In our study of these ancient nations, we discover that their educational systems developed naturally in response to the needs of the time. As we all know’, no good thing is ever lost and w'e find today some of their best teachings still prevailing in our own training and behavior. Even this effort is a tribute to the traditions of the centuries. Indeed, our existence would be narrowed if we could not draw upon the vast storehouse of the past. Mary Gillingham, ’31. Jonathan Gillingham, '31. A merica’s Debt to Greece and Rome YOU are all familiar with the maxim, “History repeats itself.” This is particularly true with the history of education. This may more easily be appreciated when we observe that a greater similarity exists between the educational systems of ancient Greece and those of America than between those of any two contemporary nations. Both the history of education in Greece and the history of education in America may be divided into twro distinct periods, whose dividing line, however, is very indefinite. The simplest course I can follow is to explain as best I can, the nature of early Greek education, and let you see for yourself the similarity between that and education in America from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century. It is very difficult for a member of the present younger generation to imagine with any degree of success the strict discipline and subordination of personality that existed in the schools of early Hellas, especially Sparta and Crete. The greatest respect for their elders was instilled into the youth of that day. This type of school lasted until a desire for more knowdedge grew among the wealthier classses to such a great extent that the Sophists, or wandering teachers, appeared. The Sophists went from town to town, finding an eager group awaiting their arrival at each stopping place. Naturally, the center of all such educational activity was Athens, where eventually stationary schools grew up. The latter may be divided into two groups, the rhetorical and philosophical. Though neither of these schools was in any respect an establishment wherein to prepare for one’s occupation in later life, the rhetorical was the more practical of the two. In both, the boys studied literature, music, the arts, and, later, science and astronomy. Girls, of course, were not included in educational programs. They were taught in the home such accomplishments as the successful managing of a household might require. Does not this early period of Greek education correspond in a surprising degree to our own early American? May not the June, 1931 57latter years of this division be placed in the same category as the years in American history directly following the Civil War, when colleges and other higher institutions of learning existed primarily for refinement, culture, and “finish" rather than for definite training in a method of earning one's living? In the later period, the glory of Greece, affairs began to take a decidedly more liberal turn. Soon students in primary and secondary schools were no longer taught respect for their elders, but personality and freedom of thought were expounded. Radicals appeared, who astonished the populace with entirely strange and original theories and doctrines. All established institutions were attacked—the home, the church, marriage, the government, in short, nothing was immune from keen scrutiny. And yet this period of the history of Greece is called the Golden Age! What, then, is the explanation? It is simply that at this time the greatest writers and students who ever lived were among the populace; absolute free range of thought was permitted, and people were no longer enchained by the fetters of old customs and practices. Can you not see a resemblance between this period and the one in which we are now- living? Does not every one now say that the younger generation has no respect for anything? Has not every known institution been attacked? Are not radical books and periodicals appearing on the market every day? Is not great progress being made in the realm of science? Since the conditions so deplored by modern conservatives existed during the most productive period of world history, perhaps we are not headed for such ruin as has been predicted; and even, perhaps, the works and deeds done in this era may be handed down into posterity! To a Hellene, education meant the training of character and taste and the symmetrical development of body, mind and imagination. Technical instruction, indeed all teaching which aimed only at money-making was vulgar and did not deserve the name of education. In this last attitude, we find the principal difference between the Greeks and Americans. The great American ideal is specialization. We find in every school some department for preparation for later life. Every subject a pupil studies has been taught him writh the underlying purpose of its use to him in later life. Where then, have we obtained this idea, or is it original with us? It is here that the Romans must be considered. To this practical race, there was no purpose in learning something just for the sake of knowing it; everything must offer some bearing on their later life, to be even considered for their curriculum. If one intended to be a shoemaker, he must study, usually as an apprentice, the business of making shoes. Orators and senators alone studied the classics, art and music. So from the race which gave us our system of law making, we have also acquired our system of vocational education. What phase of American education is, then, original with our people? It has been beyond our power to find any such phase, but instead, we have found that many ideas which we commonly consider original and unique with us Americans are little more than adaptations of practices and institutions of the early Greeks and Romans. Doris Bindkim, '31.Education in the Middle Ages N decided contrast to the very liberal education of the Greeks and the practical education of the Romans, that of the Middle Ages afforded rigid discipline. After the Barbarian hordes had descended on the glorious empire of Rome and had put it on the long list of demolished civilizations, the continent of Europe, all the rest of the world for that matter, was in ruins both physically and morally. There was a need of something to bring the scattered parts of the world together and that thing was education. Since the direction of this education was placed in the hands of the monks, who had but one purpose, the advancement of Christianity, the entire concept of education became one of moral discipline; in other words, a preparation for the hereafter. Consequently, in the schools which they conducted, everything that was taught had an ecclesiastical background. For example, the language of the church was Latin; therefore, Latin was the chief subject of the curriculum. The chants, being the music of the church, became the only music taught in the school. Estimating the real contribution of these monastic schools to our educational heritage, we find that we owe whatever ancient learning and literature we have at our command today to the work of the monks. W ith the rise of the Frankish empire, we have a new influence on education through one of the towering figures of history, Charlemagne. This great man put many pages into the history of education by his untiring efforts toward the furthering of learning. He urged the bishops and monasteries to improve their school systems, especially in sciences and reasoning; for, as he said, "Although it is better to do than to know, yet it is necessary to know in order to be able to do." One of his big accomplishments was in setting an example by establishing what is known as the School of the Palace. He did this by inviting from England, Alcuin the greatest of existing teachers, and bringing to his palace several other great educators from all parts of Europe to teach the nobility the arts, sciences and manners of the court. As an outgrowth of the Palace schools, there developed a peculiar type of educational institution known as the knightly schools or schools of knighthood. In these schools, the education was primarily social in that chess, dancing, music, poetry, manners of the court and the art of speaking were taught. It was a sacred vow of knights to protect and respect the women of the land, but there appears to be one flaw in this code. The class distinctions governed the procedure. 11 is t rue that the knight ministered to the needs of those in distress, but the sufferer was always one of the nobility. Rarely did this chivalry extend to those of the lower order. Another contribution of these same knights was the great amount of information which they brought back to the monasteries from the Crusades where they were in constant contact with the more advanced learning of the Mohammedans. The monasteries immediately grasped the opportunity presented to them by enlarging their schools until they finally grew into the University. The monastery at Salerno was the pioneer in this field, establishing the first school of medicine, which advanced so rapidly in popular favor that its enrollment, along with that of the University of June, 1931 59Bologna, ranged between ten and twenty thousand students. Even more startling was the development of the curricula. The subjects taught were very similar to those we find in our modern universities. There was a separate faculty for each of the four courses of study: law, theology, medicine and philosophy. Although this period in history is known as the Dark Ages, we discover that there was an educational light which finally brightened into the dawn of a period known as the revival of learning or the Renaissance, with its revolutionizing effect upon educational aims and practices. William Robinson, ’31. Education and the American High School EDUCATION has been defined as learning to adjust oneself to a continuous flow of everchanging life situations. A critical and momentous life situation which forces itself upon the men and women of today is the worthy use of leisure time. The educated man has no leisure—a startling statement but true. The educated person is so busy adjusting himself to the many life situations confronting him and developing new attitudes toward productive and delightful uses of spare time that the problem disappears. Is not the school program full enough without taking over the problem of leisure time? The answer to such a question is Yes, but a conditioned yes. The school program is full enough, if it is the type of education which crams the head with the information and conclusions of a reborn European system but not if it is the type of education that develops attitudes and behaviors harmonious with the growing American civilization of today. Is this second type the characteristic education of the American high schools? Let us investigate. In a recent widely discussed book, “Middletown”, a study of contemporary American culture, by Robert and Helen Lynd, we are told: “The characteristic leisure time pursuits of the city tend to be things done with others rather than by individuals alone. And except for the young, particularly the young men, they are largely passive; that is, they are continually looking at or listening to something or talking or playing cards or riding in an automobile. The leisure of virtually all the women and most of the men of today over thirty, is spent in sitting down. The most striking aspects of this condition relate to the coming of the inventions,—the automobile, the radio, the movies, they have swept through the community since 1890, dragging the life of the city in their wake. Let us turn from this glimpse of the everyday life in a typical American town to our school which is supposed to parallel in its activities actual life situations. Abington High School encourages to some extent the informal side of the school life. Our school is rather complete in its social side with athletics, department clubs, debating, dramatics, music, service clubs, all coming under the head of extracurricular activities. The products of these extra-curricular activities, over-emphasized as they may seem to be, serve as the connecting link between the home and school life. The many clubs of Abington all stand for the same purpose, that of creating better 60 The Oraclemanhood and womanhood, yet they all have a different method of accomplishing that aim. Will boys and girls, after such experiences,—club activities, band and orchestra, athletics and so forth—settle down to the passive forms of occupation that their elders prefer? We think not. Interest and desire to try out the newly acquired uses of leisure time will make them different, more animated and less passive. This education is so varied that our graduates will have no leisure time. They will be attending concerts and lectures, running church and school publications, participating in local athletic contests, organizing clubs and other group projects. The schools of today are preparing our young people for the leisure of tomorrow. Isabella J. Smiley, ’31. Physical Recreation in Leisure T is well known that the Greeks attached an enormous importance to physical exercise. To be in good physical condition was essential to them. This was due partly to their intense appreciation of bodily beauty, which it was the endeavor of their gymnastic training to produce, and partly to the necessity of a strong body for active participation in warfare. Socrates’ principle was “To be a good citizen and to be a good thinker, a man must always be in good physical condition. ” From the Greeks, we come down through the Middle Ages when Puritanism ruled athletics, when it was thought sinful for anyone to strengthen his body by physical exercise. During the rule of Charles II, athletic sport all but died out in England. Today, our physical recreation is more Puritan than Greek, and only the more educated people understand the advantages of the old Greek system. But the late war showed the American people a great need for development of the nation through attention to the physical health of the individual. By this we mean the development of body and mind through motor activity. Many an individual must, in following his occupat'on, live a very sedentary life. To offset this, physical training in the schools is constantly increasing in importance. It affords to the individual, and to the group, the means of establishing sound physical and mental habits that will carry over into later life activities. With this increased interest in athletics has come the criticism that every boy and girl is not afforded equal opportunity to participate in our present program. In other words, athletics seems inclined to run to seed in football. It is easy to understand why football has led all other sports in school. It affords plenty of thrills for the spectator. Furthermore it comes to the high school from a tremendous popularity in college. Every fall, high schools and preparatory schools are known by their football teams. Although this popularity of football is not to be deplored, our plan should be to build up the other sports to its level. If it were possible to get a Bobbie Jones for a golf instructor, or a Bill Tilden to teach tennis, this emphasis on sports like golf and tennis could be built up almost overnight. As this cannot be done, the only way in which we can effect the change is by a (Plca e him to page 101) June, 1931 6162 The OracleSENIOR 15 Twilight and Evening HOW lovely the last rays of the sun as it sank below the horizon! The trees seemed to implore ihe glowing ball not to disappear and the birds sang their good-nights to all the world. Gradually the outline of the opposite hill was blotted out. Here and there a little light from some home twinkled in a very friendly way. The fields where grew the grass so submissive to the winds changed to purple slowly, then faded away. As it grew dark, even the autos, which so often impose upon our peace, were hushed as if by some majestic hand. The world was calm and the valley below looked as if it were lying asleep. Then was the time to dream and recall, not all the mean, ugly experiences, but the lovely things that life has in store for us all. The stillness and beauty of the Scene, dusk intermingled here and there with a joyous glimmer of light, had quieted and soothed me and revived in me many a high resolve that I had made before. A star was gleaming brightly and courageously alone. How one little light added to the beauty of the heavens! The moon also smiled down upon the quiet earth. Clearly, though it was far away, I could see the roof of home reflecting the moon’s rays. How far away was it? Just then, I didn’t care for I was enjoying every moment of my walk. I could understand why the gypsies loved to roam. I wanted to go over hill and dale, through woodland and farms. Distance meant nothing. Night had enveloped the land, birds had hushed their songs, the flowers drank in thankfully the evening dew. Suddenly I realized that somewhere across that valley, under the shining roof, my own people were waiting and wondering why I had not appeared. The reverie, beautiful and exhilarating as it was, must end. Slowly I drifted back to realities. Carlotta Hoffman, ’31. June, 1931 63JUNIOR A JUNIOR B 64 The OracleBlock by Ned Brownlee, '31 Long years ago when Chronos reigned, And Flora roamed with piping Pan, Out from the primeval woodland Came Knowledge, to glorify Man.Block by Ned Brownlee, '31 Athens, sacred to Athene, Fair city of the violet crown. Carved on your pillared temples Are fame and glory and renown.Block by Virginia Eastburn, '32 Oh, Rome, thou proud eternal city, Stern mistress o( the southern clime, Who, in thy strength of ordered law, Rose, and rising, towered sublime.Block by Virginia Fincke, '32 To Thee of Galilee, we raise Our voices, in continual praise; From Christianity—Thy great gift given— We learn to know our home eternal, Heaven.Block by Katharine Herz, ’31 Brave as the eagle on yon mountain crag Were those storied youth,—chivalric manhood, Guardians of truth, avengers of wrong, Champions of honor,—most radiant knighthood. Block by Ruth Henry, ’32 As when Apollo, in his chariot bright, Chases away the sable shades of night, So Gutenberg, dullness and dark distress Dispersed, with his light-giving printing press.Block by Ned Brownlee, '31 From innocent blood shed wantonly, cruelly, From the depths of misery—wretched despair— Sprang the seeds of a Freedom, true, democratic, An era of government, glorious, fair!Block by Dorothy Graf, '32 O world today, your vision lies Above the earth. Toward the skies Tall towers rise in misty shrouds. And winged birds plough through the clouds. Katherine Herz, 31.SOPHOMORE A SOPHOMORE B 66 The OracleFRESHMAN A FRESHMAN B June, 1931 67The Oracle THE DRAMATIC CLUB THE DEBATING CLUBThe Dramatic Club THE members of the Dramatic Club of Abington High School have been very busy with many unusual activities. This club has been known for its plays but this year there have been numerous opportunities which have particularly appealed to its members. Just imagine, throughout the whole year, there were several plays being practised all the time. The club has offered wonderful possibilities for acting and directing plays of every type, reaching the ability of each and every player. Some of the plays presented by the members were: A Bride to Order, Neighbors, Enter the Hero, Buying Culture. Among the high spots of the year’s achievements was the presentation of the ▲ A The Debating Club UNDER the guidance of Mrs. Wyatt, Miss Clark, and Mr. Sold, the Debating Club has completed another successful year. Whenever there are more underclassmen than upperclassmen in a club, as there are in the debating group, prospects for the coming year look very good. The fact that the Debating Club furnishes all the debaters, supports them in all their efforts, and resolves itself into a research committee to look up material for them, is evidence of the good work its members have done for the school. The club has many interesting play, What They Think, which, under the supervision of Mrs. Wyatt and Mr. Gantt, won second place in the play contest at the University of Pennsylvania. The play was later broadcast over the radio. Several casts have been working very hard on The Family Upstairs, a three-act play. The Dramatic Club has recently been granted a charter in the National Thespians, a national honorary fraternity for high school dramatics. The club has been very successfully carried through the year by these officers: George Walton, president; Dorothy Man-waring, vice president; William Robinson, secretary-treasurer; and Ruth Henry, librarian, Mr. Gantt being faculty sponsor. Katherine Nichols, ’31. A discussions. Every meeting is better than the last. The members all agree that whenever they get “all het up” over a topic of utter insignificance, the meeting is a success. All underclassmen who love arguing come to the debating club, where they get all they are looking for from students who excel in the art of debating. The club this year was directed by Harold Spencer, ably assisted by Mark Deibler, vice president; and Dorothy Elliot, secretary and treasurer. William Scott, ’31 A June, 1931 69THE FACULTY PLAY CAST THE SENIOR PLAY CASTS 70 The OracleThe Dramatic Calendar EDUCATORS throughout the world are realizing more and more the intrinsic value dramatics holds for the student. Through this medium, he can find a way to express, under the guidance of trained coaches, abilities which otherwise might lie dormant. Dramatics affords an opportunity to acquire poise and ability in enunciation; to overcome self-consciousness and trepidation in oral speaking. Dramatics has found its way as a necessity into the curriculum of many schools—Abington, too, retains a place in this category. At Abington, under the excellent direction of Mrs. Wyatt, plays are produced each year. The Alumni, Faculty, Seniors, Dramatic Club, and Public Speaking classes, all educate themselves and entertain Abingtonians and their friends with interesting portrayals of drama. The goddess Thalia might well prophesy a dramatic future for Abington High School. Vera Mae Prock, ’31. Fast Workers Faculty Troupe—For Scholarship Fund. Her Husband's Wife Green Curtain Players (Alumni Group) For Scholarship Fund. What They Think Dramatic Club Players- -Radio Broadcast. It Won’t Be Long Now Senior Class—For Year Book Fund. The Mollusc Green Curtain Players—For Scholarship Fund. A Woman of Character Dramatic Class—For Assembly Program. The Honest Doctor Dramatic Class—For Assembly Program. The Eligible Mr. Bangs Dramatic Class—For Dramatic Club Program. Buying Culture Dramatic Class—-For I )ramatic Club Program. Enter the Hero Dramatic Class For I )ramatic Club Program. Neighbors Dramatic Class For Dramatic Club Program. A Bride-to-Order Dramatic Class—For Dramatic Club Program. June, 1931 71THE JUNIOR FOURTH ESTATE THE DEBATING TEAM 72 The OracleThe Junior Fourth Estate THE Abington Chapter of the Junior Fourth Estate names itself the Walt Whitman Galley. With some of the many inspiring thoughts expressed by this American poet, the chapter impresses upon its members the ideals of journalism and of life. In the meetings of this honorary publications organization are represented both the Abingtonian and Oracle staffs. The Estate discourages cliques and factions both within itself and within the school. It also promotes a high standard of conduct. But, being a journalistic organization, it aims to developa keen sense of the power of the English language and ▲ The Debating Team AFTER research work in the high school library and in the University of Pennsylvania library, and coaching by Mrs. Wyatt and Mr. Sohl, the debating teams were well prepared to enter the clash over the question of the season in the Suburban High School Debating League—Re: olied: That debating, as it is generally conducted in American high schools, is educationally beneficial. The 1931 season opened with an affirmative victory for Abington over one of its keenest suburban rivals, Lower Merion, on Friday, January 23, at home. Mark Deibler, Lillian Volker, Ethel Underhill, and Harold Spencer comprised the Abington team. The outstanding features of the debates were the excellent substitute work of Lillian Volker, and the striking rebuttal of Harold Spencer. The judge was Mr. Aldan, of Bryn Athyn. A second victory for Abington was gai tied on Wednesday, February 18, at Radnor, when Abington’s affirmative team effectively turned back Radnor’s negative. Dorothy Elliot made her first appearance as a debater in this contest,—as second speaker. this in turn leads to a joy in creative self-expression. Perhaps the most effective part of the ritual of the organization is the installation of new members. What is more beautiful than the passing of the torch of the Fourth Estate from graduate to undergraduate? The creed of the Estate is probably expressed best in some of Walt Whitman’s own words: “Simplicity is not an ornament of conduct. It is the supreme quality of personality . . . have patience and indulgence toward people . . . re-examine all you have been taught and dismiss whatever insults your soul.' Isabella J. Smiley, ’31. The Abington negative debaters started their season successfully when they argued their way to a decision over the Upper Darby’s affirmative speakers at home, on Friday, February 20. The decision was rendered by Mr. Prouse, of Brown Preparatory School. Those upholding the negative for Abington, were: Dorothy Green, Leo Niessen, Vera Prock, and Lillian Volker. The Maroon and White affirmative quartette held its own on Friday, February 27, in a sharp encounter with Cheltenham, at home. The personnel of the team remained the same as it had been in previous debates,—with Robert Cutting acting as chairman. The negative team met the first defeat of the season at Cheltenham High School, on Friday, February 27, when the splendid rebuttal work of an Elkins Park representative overshadowed Abington’s arguments. Dr. Bogardusof the LTniversity of Pennsylvania acted as judge. Abington’s third and final league debate was held on Friday, March 6, at Lansdowne where Mr. Andrews, of Girard College, awarded the decision to the affirmative {Please turn to page 103) June, 1931 73THE ABINGTONIAN STAFFThe Abingtonian HY is it that, every Thursday, the bus bugs are suddenly transformed and there is an unusual hush over the assembled desk rooms during the five-minute period? That's the day on which the Abinglonians come out and all those people who have performed miraculous feats in the course of the week scan the columns, searching for their names. No matter whether it be the football star who ran eighty yards for a touchdown or the rebuttal speaker who won honor and glory for dear old Maroon and White, they all do it. Seriously though, the Abingtonian is a real, live organ of the school, appreciated by its readers, and also by those outside the school, as a second place with the National Scholastic Press Association, a second place, in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association contest and a third place in the Pennsylvania School Press Association contest amply testify. This is all very well but it is not the places won that really matter; it is what the paper means to the school as a whole. The staff finds a great pleasure in writing for the paper not only because they like to write, but alsobecause there is a “certain little something” about seeing what they have written come out in black and white. But it is the value of the Abingtonian to the school that is most important. It is a well-known fact that the power of the press is very great, and even a small paper like that of Abington High School may sway the opinion and uphold the reputation of the school. It is a mirror of the activities of the school in sports, clubs, and dramatics and it also reflects the thinking and ability of the whole school in that the staff welcomes contributions of editorials, news articles, illustrative blocks, and poetry from every one, whether on staff, or not. Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman issues give special opportunity for class contributions Second place and third place are quite an honor, but why not make it a first place next year? Although placing in a contest is not necessarily a measure of success, it is an accomplishment of which we may be justly proud, especially when the whole school has had a part in putting the paper where it is. The staff is willing. With the active support of the student body, the Abingtonian will go on next semester with higher enthusiasm and greater success than ever, holding to its standards of fair representation to everybody and honor to the school. Edward Brownlee, '31. William Robinson, '31. ▼ June, 1931 75THE GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB THE BOYS’ GLEE CLUB 76 The OracleThe Girls' Glee Club TONE quality! That’s what Mr. O’Brien insists on most—and that’s what he has developed in the Girls’ Glee Club. Every one is still talking about the ethereal tone quality of the Indian lullaby “ Wi-um” that was sung on Community Night. “By the Waters of Minnetonka,” another Indian song sung on the same occasion, received almost as much comment. Then, too, we remember the Christmas program rendered by a select group from our Glee Club. And last but certainly not least ft e ft The Boys' Glee Club THE Boys’ Glee Club reached the climax of the year in their rendition of the old English hunting song, “John Peel,” which they sang before a large audience on community night. In view of the fact that the boys had but one full rehearsal, their singing is to be considered as exceptional. Since spring sports have been progressing steadily and because the members of the Glee Club have taken an active part in these sports, after-school comes El Bandido, the characters of which were selected from our group. Even though tone quality is our chief asset, we girls often break forth lustily at the tops of our voices in music classes and activities periods and have a big time in a good old musical way. We unanimously agree that the music lovers of Abington High thoroughly enjoyed working with Mr. O'Brien in the Girls’ Glee Club. Mary Gillingham, ’31. r e ft rehearsals are practically impossible. The club totals thirty-eight members, of which thirty-five took an active part in the operetta, El Bandido, and in the Christmas program. Through these, they have contributed a large portion of the musical program of the school year. Each year the club has grown in size and interest for the boys get real pleasure in their singing and in the socializing influences growing out of it. Jonathan Gillingham, ’31. e e e June, 1931 77THE CAST OF EL BAND IDO—THE ORCHESTRAEl Bandido “Captain Lozono, the Royal Mail has again been robbed, three miles from An-tiquera!” So Jose Maria, played by Fred Fox, through his villainy, laid the plot for Abington’s annual operetta, El Bandido. The leading roles, those of Donna Cyrilla, Belle of Antiquera. and Don Manuel, an artist, were played by Virginia Keevill and Fred Fox. They took the house by storm through their fine acting and melodious voices. Both deserve much commendation for their good work, Fred especially, since playing a dual role is not easy. Another duo whose harmonizing was applauded was Juan, C.eorge Sassaman, and Zaida, Barbara Steinmann. Weir Donaldson portrayed the part of Captain Lozono, a fierce and tyrannical army officer. Mrs. DuBarrie, Dorothy Dunham, and her daughters, Dianne and Jeanne, Marcella Fischer and Helen Hansen, added a bit of American atmosphere to the Spanish background. Andy Borda and William Scott took the parts of Tona, a soldier, and Marquis Philippe D'Alvarez, lovers of the Du Barrie sisters. Humor was introduced by Bartolo, the innkeeper, played by William Robinson, and Don Grandioso of Andalusia, played by Russell Green. Russell, by use of his superior punning and certainly not inferiority complex, kept the audience in tears of laughter, as did Bill when confronted by the bandits. The peak of their acting was reached in the selection, “To Be A Politician,” which certainly brought down the house. Another number which seemed popular with the audience was Fred Fox’s solo with the chorus of bandits, as did also Marcella Fischer’s song, “Prince Charming". The role of Carlos, a bandit, Cyrilla’s brother, was ably performed by John Geuther. A Spanish tango, danced by Dorothy Manwaring and Joseph Dickel, proved very effective. Two other Spanish dances were performed by a quartette of dancers—-Harriet Dean, Jane Sullinger, Betty Young, and Mary Kelly. The entire play hinged upon the mystery of the robberies of Jose Maria and his followers. Finally the people sent for their governor to solve the problem. But even his superior mentality was unable to find an explanation. Don Manuel was suspected, because of his mysterious mountain trips. Finally Jose Maria was killed. Don Manuel explained the mystery by stating that the bandit must have been his twin brother. After every one felt joyous once more, the chorus finally revealed that Cyrilla and Don Manuel would "build a cozy home in gay Seville.” Mr. O’Brien deserves much credit for the success of the production, and the cast’s fine work. Mr. Smith and the Orchestra should be praised for their cooperation. Miss Reichard and the Spanish Club gave much helpful advice. Abington High School may well be proud of a group of music students who can put across such an interesting piece of musical and dramatic interpretation as El Bandido. Dorothy Dunham, '31. Franklin Nunnamaker, '32. June, 1931 79The Detroit Ensemble Dl'RING the latter part of February, eight students had the pleasure of being the first representatives from Abington High School to be sent to sing in a National High School Chorus. This Third National High School Chorus was held in Detroit, under the direction of Dr. Hollis Dann, head of the music department at New York University. Dr. Dann proved to be a most inspiring and lovable leader, immediately winning the hearts of all the chorus members. His radiant personality and everlasting good humor made the experience much more delightful. At the concert, given before the National Educational Association, in the beautiful Masonic Temple, the entire chorus was lost in the spell of the music which they were singing. Dr. Dann's methods, which were drilled into every member of the chorus, already have influenced Abington’s glee clubs, through the trained voices of the Octette. Mr. O’Brien, our own musical instructor, who has studied at New York University, was selected as the tenor soloist by Dr. Dann. He sang the solo part in “The Shepherds’ Story”. In addition to coaching the eight singers, Mr. O'Brien also acted as a most effective chaperon. And by the way, the Octette had a good time. Besides the show to which they were taken by Mr. O'Brien, there was the reception and dance given by Dr. and Mrs. Dann. That was when the members of the chorus had an opportunity to shake hands with their conductor. Many pleasant happenings occurred between the practices: the girls’ visits to department stores, etc., and the boys’ wild ride through the streets of “Tinnville”. It is hoped that next year other fortunate students may have the privilege of singing in such a wonderful organization under the direction of as capable a conductor as Dr. Dann. George W. Walton, ’32. Class of June Entertains (Continued from page n't) We shall conclude with a short speech by the announcers who wish to say that we hope you have enjoyed this program as much as we here at the studio have. Station A. H. S. signing off. Jessie Morris, ’31. Dorothy Pierson, ’31. Ju ne, 1931 8THE STUDENT COUNCIL THE SPANISH CLUB 82 The OracleThe Student Council MEETING will please come to order,” and so it starts. Yes, it’s the Student Council having its weekly meeting on Thursdays in Study Hall A. You know, it really is loads of fun to belong to this body of picked students and discuss things that are needed about the school and there surely are plenty of those. There is never a lagging moment. Whether members are talking about the handbook, which the Council is revising, or too much dirt around the campus, lunch line, or any of the many activities of the Council, there is always a discussion which usually ends in a solution of the problem. When the time comes, after the Senate meeting, for Jim the janitor to sweep up “the courtroom”, all the problems of the week have been solved, even to making an offender write a composition consisting of two thousand words on some topic pertinent to the offense. William Robinson, ’31. e==! El Club de Espanol Spain! Just that name brings very picturesque scenes toone's mind; sparklingeyed senoritas, Caballeros, bull fights, authors, artists—many, many interesting customs. Spain with all its glory has been brought to the individual Spanish classes one day a week in the form of a club for which the students prepare various interesting topics pertaining to the life, customs, and historical traditions of the Spanish people. The club members as a whole have tried to keep all individual conversations and questions in the Spanish tongue. Our own language will creep in at times if we happen to be at loss for a similar Spanish phrase. Now, as the Spanish Club warmly says adios, we wish to leave with you the most beautiful and noteworthy proverb, Acom-panate con los buenos y seras uno de ellos. Marcella Fischer, '32. a a a June, 1931 83THE LATIN CLUBThe Latin Club ANOTHER successful year for the Latin Club, this time with Fred Harvey and Doris Bindrim as First Consuls, Helen Campbell as Scribe, and Clayton Wooster as Quaestor, playing the leading roles! To simplify the description of the year's activities of this ever lively club, let us compare it to a Shakespearean play. The senior girls provided the introduction in a playlet telling of women characters in Vergil, In Honor of Vergil. For rising action, the freshmen offered Off With His Head, and the Sophomores, Virginia. And then the climax of the entire year—the Saturnalia! From the clever little invitations written in Latin to all Latin Club alumni until the last minute of the dancing, the affair was a complete success. Beautiful decorations, attractive booths prepared by the different tribes, the classical dancers, all contributed to the modern enjoyment of the ancient Roman festival. An outstanding point in the descending action was the visit and most interesting talk of Dr. Steinmetz. The Conspiracy of Catiline, translated from the original Latin by Jo White, proved another retarding point. Then, too, the slides on the private life of the Romans must not be overlooked. And then the grand feast—the now-famous Latin Club luncheon. As usual, this affair was a huge success, with distinctive speakers and delicious food. Of course, these give only the bare outline of this year’s work. The little things that make both plays and clubwork noteworthy must not be neglected; the Eta Sigma Phi awards for A or more in fourth year Latin, the prizes offered at graduation by this organization for exceptional work in Latin, the numerous donations to outside activities, and, last but not least, the donation given to the A. A. Association from the receipts of the sale of hot dogs during the football games. So, in view of all the above-mentioned activities, one may safely say that the Latin Club has again passed through a successful year, and wish both the club and Miss Lobach many more prosperous seasons. Doris Bindrim, ’31. a a a June, 1931 85THE GIRLS’ HI-Y CLUB THE BOYS’ HI-Y CLUB 86 The OracleThe Girls’ Hi-Y Club RICHMAN, poorman, beggarman, thief— remember how you used to strive to find out your future? The Hi-Y Girls have had the good fortune to hear various women speak on “Careers for Women”. These splendid talks have proved very beneficial to those concerned about a particular career. Those who were in doubt questioned the speaker; those who wished more information about a certain career had many new factors presented to them. For the past year, the club has been guided by its very capable president, Jeanne Runciman. Other officers were: vice president, Theresa Oswald, Loretta Meschter; secretary, Isabella Smiley, Dorothy Elliot; treasurer, Louise Noble, Marcella Fischer Now let us turn to the actual work of the Hi-Y Girls. Each period you can find a member at the Service Desk, anxious to give as much information as possible. Then, too, the girls have tried in every way to make illness in the rest room as comfortable as possible. Have you wondered how the morning announcements were taken to the different classrooms? The Hi-Y girls have been responsible for that quick service, and also for the services rendered in the girls' locker room. All in all, the chief aim of the Girls’ Hi-Y is that of—Service. Marcella Fischer, '32. 0 6) The Boys’ Hi-Y Club THE Boys’ Hi-Y is a wide-spread, selective, high school organization, sponsored by the Y. M. C. A. Its ideals emphasize a right civic attitude, good sportsmanship, clean living, and high standards of character. Membership in the Abington chapter is limited to junior and senior boys who have shown by their school activities that their ideals correspond to those of the club. The past year, under the able leadership of President Edward Schaefer, and Mr. Swartz, faculty sponsor, the club made notable strides in achieving its aims of service to the school, the development of a sense of responsibility in its members, and the creation of Christian fellowship. During the short period in which the club has existed in Abington—less than two years—it has succeeded in winning the approval and respect of faculty and pupils. Jobs about the school, such as bringing in benches and ropes after football games, cleaning up the campus and athletic field, and leading assembly flag salute, have been taken over and successfully executed by the Hi-Y. The “milk table" in the lunchroom, an idea originating in the Hi-Y, is managed by boys of the club. Indeed, as some one recently said: “If you want a job done well and promptly, take it to the Boys’ H-Y.” Don Cutting, vice president; Robert Bertolette, secretary-treasurer; and Sanford Volk, chaplain, assisted President Schaefer to make the year a success. Mark Deibler, ’32. June, 1931 87THE READING CLUB THE LIBRARY CLUB 88 The OracleThe Reading Club WITH Jeanne Runciman as president; Helen Campbell, vice president; Sara Ambler, secretary, and Betty Mansfield, treasurer, the Reading Club has accomplished much toward beautifying the school halls and corridors. The girls have busied themselves by selling candy, thus making it possible for the club to present four new pictures to Abing-ton, “Winter” by Rockwell Kent, “The Northeaster” by Winslow Homer, “Inner Harbor” by Vincent, and “The Carol Singers,” an etching. The usual awards for English and for service have been presented at each commencement. The social highlights of the year were the Christmas Party, a trip to see the play "Admirable Crichton," and a party for the senior girls. Under Miss Miller’s guidance, the club feel that they have had an unusually successful year. Annetta Zimmerman, ’31. The Library Club BOOKS! our best friends, and so conveni-ient, too! When we want cheer, we seek our friends among the fiction members; when we want advanced knowledge or more serious matter, we go to our friends among the many non-fiction volumes. The Library Club, under the excellent supervision of Miss Koons, has met, every third club period of the month. Some of the members who visited the Philadelphia Public Library derived a great deal of benefit from it and you can rest assured that it was a real treat. The officers for the past year have been: Marcella Fischer, president; Edna Ben-ninghoff, vice-president; Marion Brown, secretary; Anna Huber, treasurer. As for the work of the “Librarians”, they have busied themselves by assisting in the library before and after school, by taking charge of the library in the absence of the librarian, by mendingoldbooksand preparing new books for the shelves, and by doing many little extra things that present themselves from time to time. The meeting programs have been composed of monologues, poems, and short stories. We wish to leave one thought, Appreciate good friends and consider books some of them. Marcella Fischer, '32. June, 1931 89The Oracle THE ART CLUB THE ARTCRAFT CLUBThe Art Club DO you belong to the Art Club? It does such interesting things that you really shouldn’t miss them. The club has been very busy this year, making posters for the various activities around the school. A few of our members have won prizes in poster contests and so we feel that our posters have achieved high recognition. The Art Club has continued its membership in the Circulating Picture Club of the Art Alliance. Representatives are appointed from the club to go to the Art Alliance to obtain a picture, each month. These pictures, which hang in the lower hall, certainly have added to the beauty of the school. We feel that such a project has been very much worth while. The meetings of the club have been very interesting, as the members have given illustrated talks, some even demonstrating their own artistic ability by drawing for us. This type of meeting proved to be very novel. We have also had some outside speakers who have given us much valuable material on such subjects as Interior Decorating and Furniture. The object of the club is to learn to appreciate art and its different phases. We feel that a club with this as its purpose should be heartily supported. Jeanne Runciman, ’31. The Artcraft Club Sewing, crocheting, painting, or embroidering! That’s what you will find the members of the Artcraft Club doing, the second Wednesday of each month. This is the first year for this club and the members are proud of the things they have been able to accomplish in spite of the handicap of new organization and lack of precedents. This club, open only to freshman girls, selected for officers: Alice Leavitt, president; Emily Muller, secretary; and Gertrude Prinzhorn, treasurer. The girls gave a tea in February to welcome the incoming freshmen and wound up the year’s work with a picnic in June. This club is especially liked because it gives the poor green freshies a chance to feel at home. Many thanks are due to the faculty adviser, Miss Fry, who has made possible such enjoyable times. Mary Gillingham, ’31. T ▼ ▼ June, 1931 91THE SCIENCE CLUBThe Science Club BIGGER and BETTER than ever” aptly applies to the present year’s activities of the Science Club. And strange to say, it has been to a large extent an experimental year, for the Nature and Radio clubs joined together to make one large, complete organization. 'This experiment, which worked very satisfactorily, included in its programs topics of all types formerly dealt with by the separate clubs. Because of its size and ability, the club joined the Philadelphia Suburban Science Club. The interest of its members enabled the club to have far better programs, with many well-known speakers. Mr. James Pawson of the Philco Radio Company, brought us the history of radios from their invention to the present time. Radio is no longer an unsolvable mystery to the members of the Science Club. Electric refrigerators are so common now that the club wanted to make sure that every member knew how they worked. Mr. A. B. McKinley of the J. J. Pocock Company was procured to explain the principles of electric refrigeration. To the delight of all nature lovers, one of the meetings was devoted to an illustrated lecture on birds and wild flowers, given by Mrs. Griscom, the Club’s consistent friend of Wyncote. Storage batteries and their uses were explained in detail by Mr. Erret Bishop and Mr. F. S. Rever of the Exide Storage Battery Company. Nevertheless, in addition to such lectures, we also had a lighter element introduced, that of magic as performed by Mr. C. K. Xander, of the South Philadelphia V. M. C. A. These and many speeches from student programs covered such a vast field of science that, whether the club member has been a staunch follower of Nature or not, by now he has at least broadened his mind considerably. Credit must be given also to the club officers who conducted so efficiently through the year. The executive officers for the first and second semesters were respectively: Nicholas Alexander and Robert Cutting, presidents; Weir Donaldson and William Powell, vice presidents; William Thomas held the place of secretary-treasurer for both semesters. Those who have been members of the Science Club fully realize the advantages offered by thisorganization. In addition to the interesting and entertaining programs, the club helped every one to understand better the working of the world in which he lives. Mark Deibler, ’32. June, 1931 93THE VOCATIONAL CLCB THE AIRCRAFT CLUB 94 The OracleThe Vocational Club THK increased membership of the Voca-• tional Club over that of former years shows that the club is making rapid strides in its work. William DiPalantino, president, and Warren Russell, vice president, have conducted the club meetings. John DeFlavis recorded theworkoftheclub while Lawrence Yost has been an efficient dues collector. As the first speaker, Mr. Wright secured Mr. Wm. T. Muldrew, a civil engineer of these parts, who stressed the points and principles of surveying and engineering. Mr. Shriver, a builder of Abington, spoke on the subject, “The Qualities That a Carpenter Apprentice Must Possess”. Mr. J. P. Mudd, of the Midvale Steel Company, held the interest of the club members by illustrating and discussing slides taken in the Midvale Plant. Last of the speakers was Mr. Harry Stillwell, of the Master Plumbers Association, who related the opportunities that are offered in the plumbing trade. Mr. Wright, the club’s faculty adviser, should be commended for his unceasing efforts in securing such well-known men. The Vocational Club members cannot forget the excellent time they had at the “doggie roast” held at Joseph Graham’s home in Bethayres. The Vocational Club, through the cooperation of the club members and the assistance of Miss Turner and Mr. Wright, has experienced a year of progress and success. William DiPalantino, ’31. The Aircraft Club BUSY and happy! That’s the Aircraft Club. They may be inspecting Tommy Vialle’s model aeroplane or listening to him explain the details of its construction. They may be visiting the Navy 'l ard or listening to an interesting speaker from Pitcairn, explaining the intricacies of aeroplanes. Or they might be found busily working on their glider which they hope to finish some time in the near future. Many of these events have been made possible by Mr. McClean, faculty sponsor, and the officers: Wallace Leighton, president; Thomas Vialle, vice president; Rex Vogan, treasurer; and James Honeysett, secretary. The club was formed to further the study of aviation. At once there arose two distinct groups: one, of the older boys desiring to work on a glider; the other, of those wishing to build the miniature craft which are becoming so popular In the glider section, the boys worked very hard, laboring under a financial handicap. Nevertheless, they succeeded in completing the framework of the tail and ailerons, having begun work on the body itself. The club expects the glider to be finished by November of next year. For the first year of a club, this organization has gone far and has accomplished many of the aims, considering its age, size and financial backing. Rex Vogan, ’32.THE COMMERCIAL CU R THE ETIQUETTE CLUB 96 The OracleCommercial Club PROGRESS! PROGRESS! Ever moving forward! As this is the slogan of the Commercial Club, they went right to work with the officers: president, Albert Ruoff; vice-president, Marietta Sowers; secretary, Grace Freeston; treasurer, Edward Schaefer, to begin another successful year. The first big accomplishment was the Hallowe’en party held at Highland School, which none of us can forget. Then came the Christmas party for the Special Class of the Abington Elementary School, brightening each child with a good meal and several lovely and useful gifts. At mid-year, Edward Schaefer was elected president; Marietta Sowers, vice president; Alice Hey, secretary; and Rex Vogan, treasurer, these officers continuing the good work of their predecessors. Our speakers at the regular club meetings were: Mr. Michell, of the Glenside Bank and Trust Company, who spoke on “The Development of the Bank"; Mr. VVesp, of the Northeast Evening High School, who aroused our enthusiasm with his “Getting-on Club”; Mr. Taylor, of the Taylor Business School, who gave an illustrated talk on an Alaskan Trip; Miss Weaver, who interested us in her recent trip to Europe; and Mr. Krueger, who suggested some short cuts to success in the Commercial Course. A two-act play, Diogenes Finds a Secretary, coached by Mr. Gantt, and put on by the members of the club, was intensely interesting as well as educational. The members and officers have been loyally assisted by their sponsor, Mr. Fur-niss, and their other commercial teachers. Officers for next year are: Edwin Ott, president; Beulah Garlinger, vice president; Esther Pierson, secretary; and Rex Vogan, treasurer. May success reward their efforts. Edward Schaefer, ’31. The Etiquette Club THEi Etiquette Club is a new and successfully organized club of the school. It consists of a groups of girls who discuss and put into practice phases of etiquette. At one of the meetings, a thoroughly interesting one, Mr. O’Brien, a member of our own faculty, spoke on the manners and customs he observed while abroad and compared them with American customs. At another meeting, forms of etiquette on the telephone and on the street were dramatized. The faculty sponsor of this club is Miss Nunn; president, Doris Vansant; vice president, Jane Thierolf; secretary, Betty Young; Treasurer, Beulah Garlinger; program chairman, Maude Rossiter. Betty Young, ’33. ▼ June, 1931 97THE MATHEMATICS CLUB Mathematics Club F you have never attended a Math. Club meeting, you have missed a real treat. Who would think that unequals are equal, that all triangles are isosceles, that you are as old as Methuselah, and that a person in the fourth dimension could drain the contents of a sealed bottle without breaking the seal? All of these things have been explained and proved at Math Club meetings. This year, the club has been very fortunate in having a large number of excellent speakers. The first of these, Mr. E. T. Worthington, principal of the Thomas Williams Junior High School, of Wyncote, spoke on the “Fourth Dimension.” Mr. J. C. Weirick, our principal, gave a short talk on the exactness of mathematics and its many uses, later explaining in detail the method of trisecting an angle other than a right angle. Mr. Charles E. Sohl, of our faculty, favored us with an interesting talk on “Astronomy”. Dr. Carmon Ross, Supervising Principal of Doylestown Public Schools, illustrated the importance of mathematics in business. Our last speaker of the year, Mr. W. E. Brunton, State Supervisor of Industrial Education, supplied much humor in his discussion of the “Value of Mathematics”. Those who attended the puzzle contest meeting cannot forget the jolly time we had, trying to find out what part of mathematics each drawing represented. The officers for both semesters were: Albert Fairchild and Albert Schade, presidents; Weir Donaldson and Mark Deibler, vice presidents; William Bertolette and William Powell, secretary-treasurers, Mr. Albright being faculty adviser. The members of the Mathematics Club are always ready to assist any student having difficulties with his math work. Albert Schade, '31. 98 The OracleDer Deutsche Verein ON the thirteenth of February a new club blossomed out, Der Deutsche Verein. This club, composed of sixteen members, meets every Friday to put on a program, most of which is conducted in German. The members of the club: William Carney, Edith ('roll, Henry Gilbert, Catherine Hartman, Muriel Jack-son, Vivian Jensen, Gladys Jones, Catherine Kennedy, Charles Koehler, Elsie Kohler, Alice Margargal, Leo Niessen, Rudolph Polak, Dorothy Prinzhorn, Naomi Ruoff and William Whitely, answer roll call with a German sentence concerning the day’s discussion; this is followed by a German song by the class, and a poem and a proverb by different members. Topics on Germany from a political, geographical, social and literary point of view are given; special programs, including plays and descriptions of German celebrations, take place at holiday times. In order to promote interest and understanding of German people and events, the members write letters to students in German schools. The letters received are read in club meetings. With the same object in view, the members try to attend German performances which take place in the City. Much pleasure and knowledge have been obtained from these contacts. Thus we hope to increase our enjoyment of German affairs and of the German language. Dorothy Prinzhorn, ’32. ALMA MATER Rise up one and stand ye all, For our dear old Abington Fai not ye, but heed the call To the White and Crimson. We will ever cherish thee, Vict'ry or defeat t 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 mem'ries faded be As we go o'er land and sea; Alma Mater, hail to thee, To our dear old Abington. June, 1931 99THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL THE BAND 100 The OracleThe Band and the Orchestra THE Band and the Orchestra are to he congratulated on the progress they have made during the past year. The Band, consisting of fifty members, has advanced considerably. Even the “cat-calls” frequently heard at the football games in former years have resolved into harmony. This has been accomplished through the cooperation of the students and the efforts of Mr. L. B. Smith, who is now a full-time instrumental music instructor in the district. The Orchestra also has made noticeable progress, their number increasing to forty members. The screeches and agonizing tones which burst forth from the music room at the beginning of the term have not been in vain, as we now have an orchestra that can favorably be compared with the orchestra of any other school our size. The jazz orchestra has added much to the enjoyment of the student body by playing during the noon hour for the dancing in the gymnasium. The activities of both the Band and the Orchestra have been numerous. The appearances of the Orchestra at the Parent-Teacher Association, the Alumni Play, and the Operetta were greatly enjoyed and appreciated. The outstanding events occurred during Music Week when the combined Band and Orchestra gave a concert at Abington Junior School, Weldon School and four concerts at Willow Grove Park. William Powell, ’31. Physical Recreation in Leisure (Continual from page 61) slow process of providing adequate equipment. Few people realize today how indispensable a modern stadium is to a complete program of physical education. It was recently decided by sixty American cities that the minimum playground for an elementary school should be at least five acres in size. There is no reason why schools such as Abington should not have facilities for developing boys and girls through physical recreation in swimming and golf in addition to the sports already organized. Finally, all athletic activities should be supported, not decried. Upon the public rests the responsibility for developing a satisfactory environment for the school to fulfill its objectives in health education. In this way, the public as a unit will help youth to choose pleasure wisely. George Sassaman, ’31. 0 0 0 June, 1931 101THE FOOTBALL TEAMFOOTBALL » » » » » September 26—Abington Outclasses Morris-ville. The Maroon and White team opens its 1930 season with an overwhelming victory over Morris-ville. Score, 64-0. A October 3- Abington Wins by a Close Margin. Ridley Park gives a fidgety Abington Team a close battle. Score, 6-0. A October 10 Upper Darby Goes Down to Defeat. A small, but lighter Abington team out-fights the largest and best team Upper Darby has had in years. Score, 19 0. A October 17 Temple High School Offers Little Resistance. Abington succeeds in winning its fourth victory of the season by drowning the North Broad Street institution. Score, 35-0. A October 24 Abington Defeats Lansdale. Abington travels to Lansdale to defeat the North Penn Title contenders. Score, 33-0. November 1—Abington Loses Hard Fight to Lower Merion. Abington’s fighting eleven loses to a stronger Lower Merion, but it was a close game from start to finish. Score, 0-6. A November 7—Abington Wins First Game of Old York Road Series. Abington defeats Jenkintown with most of the substitutes seeing action. Score, 31-0. November 14— Radnor Battles Abington to a Tie. Radnor, weak, earlier in the season surprises Abington and holds them even. Score, 6-6. A November 27 Abington Wins in Last Minute, Thanksgiving Day dawned to see Abington down the Blue Panther in the last seconds of play. Cheltenham was outplayed by the lighter team from start to finish. Score, 3-0. The Debating Team (Continued from jxiyc 73) team. The Abington debaters were the regular negative members with the exception of the first speaker, Adeline Ambler. The debating teams achieved a creditable season’s record of two defeats and four victories. Jane Thierolf, ’32. The Class of February Takes Outing (Continued from page it 2) flowers, much to the enjoyment of Ruth Schmidt and Sally Scheetz. They are disturbed, however, by loud shouts from Bill Harper and Fred Ilarvey, who proclaim that now they’ve arrived, the picnic may begin. Does It? Jean Darling, ’31. June, 1931 103THE HOCKEY TEAM THE SOCCER TEAM 104 The OracleHOCKEY » » » September 25■—Abington Wins Opening Game with Morrisville. Abington gets off on a good start for the season. Score, 5-0. ▲ October 3- Swarthmore Hands Abington Setback. Hockey girls meet first defeat at hands of strong Swarthmore team. Score, 3-1. A October 8 Abington Hockey Girls Defeat Ambler. No score was made during first half, with many humorous incidents occurring. Score, 2-0. A October 16- -Abington Hockey Girls Tie Doyles-town. Abington held scoreless in a very slow game. Score, 0-0. A October 22 Hard Fight Ends in Scoreless Tie. The most interesting and speedy game of the season, played with Lower Merion,at home. Score, 0-0. SOCCER » » » September 23—Abington Opens Soccer Season with Victory over Germantown. Abington starts soccer season at home with a victory over Germantown High. Score, 3-2. A September 30 Abington Outscored but Not Outfought by Frankford. Krankford on honiefield, gets revenge for last year’s soccer game. Score, 1-4. A October 7-—George School Trimmed by Abington. The soccer boys easily win from George School in game played at Abington. Score, 3-0. A October 14 Lower Merion Pulls Football Trick in Soccer Game against Abington. Abington is defeated on its own field by Lower Merion in the closing minutes of play. Score, 2-3. A October 21—Abington Surrenders to Upper Darby in Close Battle. Abington, at Upper Darby, loses closely fought battle. Score, 1-2. October 30- Abington Girls in Best Form of Season against Springfield. The Hockey Team showed great teamwork throughout the entire game but Springfield managed to hold them to a tie. Score, 1-1. A November 6- Bristol Hands Maroon and White Reverse. Although Bristol was held scoreless in the first half, it managed to score once in the second half. Score, 1-0. A November 20 Fighting Abington Lassies Beat Jenkintown. Abington presented a fighting team and came through in last period. Score, 3-0. A November 27—Abington’s Faithful Fighters Tie Cheltenham. The Blue and Gold scored to prevent an victory for Abington. Score, 1-1. October 28—Abington Needs Only One to Defeat Simon Gratz. Abington evens up season’s record by defeating Simon Gratz. Score, 1-0. A October 31—Abington Has First Tie of Season against Southern. Abington scores one goal to prevent defeat on their own field. Score, 1-1. A November 5—Abington Falls at Hands of Upper Darby. The Purple and Gold win an easy victory over Abington. Score, 0-4. A November 11 Abington Ties League Leaders. The stellar team, Abington, tie League leaders, Lower Merion, on their own field. Score, 1-1. A November 21—Northeast Catholic Hands Abington a Defeat. i« Ihll Abington scores two goals to prevent shutout, Northeast Catholic winning on their own field. 2-4. (Please turn to page 114) June, 1931 105106 The Oracle THE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM THE BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAMGIRLS’ BASKETBALL » » » Lansdale, January 9, 1931. Aldington's opening game certainly did surprise their opponents. Why not when we came out on top? Score, 25-16. ▲ Jen kin town, January 13. Our old rivals could not be downed although it was an exciting game. Score, 12-18. A Norristown, January 20. How can we ever forget this game? As luck would have it, our rivals won, but look at the score-— 22-23. A Willow Grove, January 27. A pretty good game, giving the subs a chance to show their ability. Score, 64-9. A Ambler, February 4. Another surprise game which turned out just as we wanted. Score, 51 16. Lansdale, February 9. We had not so much luck this time as we had before, for lansdale beat us with a score of 19-30. A Conshocken, February 12. The girls redeemed themselves in this game with a score of 19-12. A Cheltenham, February 17. Keeping in good trim and getting ready for this match was worth while for we won from our rivals in one of the best games of the season. Score, 27-21. A Jenkintown, February 24. Again Jenkintown scored a game from us although it was hard to give. Score, 19-27. A Springfield, March 24. The last game of the sea on and we had to lose it! Score, 15-25. We hope that next year’s team will profit by our mistakes and win not only those we lost but all. BOYS’ BASKETBALL » » » January 9, 1931—Aldington Loses Opener. Aldington opens season with defeat at hands of Ilaverford on victors’ lloor. Score, 19-28. A January 13,1931—Abington Lowered by Jenkintown. Aldington plays a poor second half to lose to York Road rivals on latter’s floor. Score, 23-36. A January 16, 1931—Lower Merion Victor. Abington again meets a superior team and loses first home game. Score 19-43. A January 23, 1931 Abington Loses to Norristown. Norristown sprints in second half to take game played on victors’ floor. Score, 14-45. A January 30, 1931—Abington Loses Close Ciame to Chester. Although outscored in first half, Chester manages to win close contest played at Abington. Score 24-28. A February 3, 1931—Upper Darby Superior. Abington, making a poor start, loses to Upper Darby in game played at home. Score, 14-30. February 6, 1931—Ilaverford Again Winner. Abington loses again to Ilaverford but by closer score. Score, 30-37. A February 10, 1931 Abington Loses Second to Lower Merion. Lower Merion’s strong team again takes on Abington in game played at Lower Merion. Score 11-37. A February 13, 1931 Norristown Noess Out Abington. With a substantial lead in first half, Norristown just outscores Abington in second half. Score, 22-31. A February 17, 1931—Cheltenham Defeats Abington. Cheltenham comes back strong in second half to defeat rivals in game played at Abington. Score, 18-26. A February 20, 1931—Chester Triumphs over Abington. Abington, playing away, loses game to Chester. Score 23-35. (Please turn to page 114) June, 1931 107THE GIRLS’ TENNIS TEAM THE BOYS’ TENNIS TEAM 108 The OracleTennis Drives ManwAring Herzog LummiS CamPbell GilLingham Du n h Am Young UndEck CoRson ManSfield Schedule April 30—Upper Darby.................Home May 7—Radnor.........................Away May 11—Ridley Park...................Away May 14—Lower Merion..................Home May 21—Lansdowne.....................Away May 28—Norristown. ..................Away June 4—Cheltenham....................Away Tennis Smashes Worster Haines Furnlss FulmoR VeaLe Wildrick Gillingham SpeNcer Davison Schedule April 30—Upper Darby..................Away May 7—Chester.........................Home May 11—Ridley Park....................Home May 14—Lower Merion.. ................Away May 18—Haverford......................Home May 26—Dovlestown.....................Home May 28—Norristown.....................Home June 4—Cheltenham.....................Home June 8—Dovlestown.....................Away June, 1931 109THE BASEBALL TEAM THE TRACK TEAM 110 The OracleBaseball Bats Ambler March 31—Norristown April 10—Overbrook ScHaefer April 14—Chester ()Sbourne April 27—Doylestown April 21—Haverford April 24—Germantown April 28—Lower Merion Brown May 1—Jcnkintown HAfer May 5—Norristown May 15—Upper Darby GivenS May 19—Chester GEuther May 22—Cheltenham May 26—Haverford Brownlee May 28—Upper Darbv ('oAch May 29—Jen kin town June 2—Lower Merion CLark June 4—Cheltenham RusseLl Extra: Abington wins Old Baseball Championship. York Road Track Hurdles ThomAs April 24—Penn Relays Bixler April 25—Penn Relays Bolsten Niessen May 2—Bethlehem Geuther May 6—Radnor CutTing May 9—Villanova CrOney EgNer May 16—P. I. A. A. District Meet. . . . . Bethlehem May 20—Ambler WorsTer May 23—Perkiomen Interscholastic. Russell BAssett May 27—Triangular Meet . .Cheltenham LouCks May 30—Suburban FricKer June 3—Ridley Park FosTer LEighton Extra: Fricker and Loucks place first EwAn and second in 220 low hurdles, State Track SMiley Meet, Altoona, May 22. June, 1931 111VINCENT PAriME PACKER THE HERO OF THE MOB-SCEriE RfCK e'JIGCS 5TA1TTHE TORCH Block by Maud Anderson Eager, grasping hands of 32, We now cast our flaming torch to you. Guard the honor, glory, sacred fame, Joined to Abington’s renowned name. Hold it high, high, high! The Oracle 113Soccer (Continued from page 10’ ) November 25—Abington’s Soccer Season Ends with Victory over Haverford Prep. 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ALBRIGHT MEBUS CIVIL ENGINEERS Jenkintown. 426 Cottman Street Glenside. 112 S. Easton Road Philadelphia, 1502 Locust Street Paint with Satisfaction ... (iVse Kelly Brushes Sold and guaranteed by ff W. C. Fleck Bros. Jenkintown Jenkintown Hardware Co. Jenkintown F. Eckle Ardsley John F. Lehr Glenside R. s. Turner Glenside F. R. Clarke Abington H. Burkle Roslyn Herman Boysen North Glenside KELLY EVERWEAR BRUSH COMPANY, Manujacturers 118 Please patronize our AdvertisersWinfield Carburetor Service GEORGE’S REPAIR SHOP Brake Service General Auto Repairing All makes of Cars Including Foreign Ogontz 839 Gowns Hosiery CHERRY'S SHOPPE 53 East Mt. Carmel Avenue Glenside, Pa. Millinery Lingerie WELDON AUTO SUPPLY CO. Easton Road at Jbnkintown Road WELDON. PA. Teephone. Keystone Ogontz 2335 Jen’cintown 98 TAYLOR SCHOOL 1002 MARKET STREET The Distinctive Husinett School Stenographic (Gregg), Secretarial. Business Administration. Accounting. Commercial Teachers’ Courses. Men and women. Day, night. Outstanding opportunities for training and rmploymrnt. Phone Walnut 6621. HOWLING AM) BILLIARDS Mt. Carmel Avenue Glenside, Pa. BIG TOURNAMENTS Spring Time is Sport Time for Footwear and Tennis Shoes WE HAVE THEM Keswick Bootery 307 NORTH EASTON ROAD GLENSIDE, PA. Just around the corner from the Keswick LEROY ASH Electrical Contractor Radios 709 West Avenue Jenkintown, Pa. Telephone, Ogontz 5109 W. Bernard Kesler Brother Florists ir 15 TENNIS AVENUE East of Mt. Carmel Avenue NORTH GLENSIDE, PA. : Established 1865 JOSEPH CASANI Wholesale Confectioner Agent for Bunte’s “Stuft” Confections Apex Chocolates Lowney’s Chocolates Panay Horizontal Show Jars 317-319 N. Second Street PHILADELPHIA Weldon Garage GEORGE B. MURRAY, Prop. Storage, Repairing, Supplies Vulcanizing, Towing Bell Phone—Ogontz 457-W 419 NORTH EASTON ROAD Please mention the Oracle 119W. C. Fleck Bros. AN Incorporated MX Established 1865 MM Hardware Stamped in your Ring or Pin Guarantees Highest Paints Quality and Permanent Housejurnishings Wear. Sporting Goods J. F. Apple Co. Inc. JENK INTOWN—H ATBORO PENN A. LANCASTER, PA. Manujacturers oj Better Jewelry Since 1893 Edw. K. Tryon Co. Joseph L. Shoemaker Co. Sporting Goods Since 1811 Hank, Office and School ro Furniture BASKETBALL FIELD HOCKEY LEATHER JACKETS Steel Filing Cabinets Steel Shelving BLAZERS GOLF “We Specialize in Students’ Desks for the Home” TENNIS Everything jor Sport SHOEMAKER BUILDING 912 CHESTNUT STREET 926 Arch Street PHILADELPHIA, PA. Established 1884 Both Phones 120 Please patronize oar AdvertisersTemple University Broad St. and Montgomery Ave. PHILADELPHIA, PA. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teachers College School of Commerce Professional Schools: Theology, Law Medicine, Dentistry Pharmacy, Chiropody School of Music Training School for Nurses University High School SEND FOR BULLETIN Phone, Stevenson 7600 Goldberg’s DEPARTMENT STORE JENKINTOWN Ice Cream Layer Cakes, Beautifully Decorated Ordered through the High School Cafeteria and by all Crane-Colonial and Burdan Dealers “Let Those Who Serve You Best Serve You Most YVEL-DON WINDOW CLEANING COMPANY Ogontz 1129-VV P. O. Box 135 Glenside Post Office C. ERNEST TOMLINSON Authorized FORD Dealers 410 York Road Phone, Ogontz 20 JENKINTOWN, PA. ATTENTION Aow’s the time to patronize Those who here do advertise. These advertisements show you why. And what, and where, and how to huy. So ladies, gents, misses, and lads, Please don’t jorget to read the Ads. Please mention the Oracle 121THE ABINGTON BANK AND TRUST CO. A strong community Bank managed by local men t ABINGTON. PA. TRIANGLE CLEANING AND DYEING ESTABLISHMENT Quality Cleaners and Dyers Goods, Rugs, Curtains Blankets, Etc. PRESSING SERVICE 0' O 609 Summit Avenue Jenkintown. Pa. Ogontz 156 Xew Women’s Dormitory Business Administration Secretarial Science Commercial Teacher Training The college graduate commercial teacher becomes more essential each year to our school system. Likewise, the college trained business woman finds greater opportunity each year in business and industry. Drexel’s 40 years of service and close contact with schools and business firms has created a greater demand for her graduates than the college can supply. Bachelor of Science Degree Drexcl Institute Philadelphia Please patronize oar AdrertisersDon t Expect Success— Deserve It! A consistently growing Savings Account with this Bank will make a good foundation. WE PAY 4% ON SAVINGS Glenside Bank and Trust Company GLENSIDE ELKINS PARK SEED INSURANCE Our seeds are all Tested for Germination before leaving our establishment, and are of the Highest Known Quality. By planting seeds of this class you are bound to get the necessary results for a profitable crop, provided soil and weather conditions are favorable. I. N. SI HCN 9L SON Send Postal for 1931 Catalog 438 MARKET STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA. MILLERS Costumier 236 South Eleventh Street TO RENT—COSTUMES For Plays, Musical Revues, Operas, Bal Masques, Pageants MILLER, COSTUMIER Bell Phone, Pennypacker 1892 All Costumes for Abington High School Plays Furnished by MILLER, COSTUMIER Please mention the Oracle 123AFTER GRADUATION WHY NOT make recreation your vocation; enjoy your work and give pleasure to others: be healthy and happy and teach others to be the same? Such Is the life and work of a teacher of physical education. SAVAGE SCHOOL For Physical Education Established IS90 A Teacher Training School which prepares men and women to become teachers, directors, and supervisors of health and physical education in schools, colleges, playgrounds. clubs, private institutions, and industrial organizations. The curriculum of the three year course includes practical instruction in all forms of athletics, gymnastics, games, dancing, swimming, dramatics, and the like; also the essential courses in education, psychology, anatomy, physiology, hygiene, and others, thoroughly covering the theory and practice of health and physical education. AN EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG FACULTY CATALOGUE UPON REQUEST Increasing demand for teachers. Salaries higher than for grade teaching. Employment bureau for students and graduates. REGISTER NOW FOR CLASS ENTERING ON SEPTEMBER 21st, 1931 GABRIELLE SORRENSON, Dean, SOS West Fifty-ninth Street, New York City a Jos. E. Roatche Tin, Slag, Copper and Iron Roofing HEATER AND RANGE WORK WOOD AND IRON PUMPS EDGE HILL, PA. Bell Phone Call Ogontz 4349 We Call For and Deliver DAILY PRESSING SERVICE CHARLES LIGHTMAN Established 1900 CLEANER AND DYER MERCHANT TAILOR AND FURRIER Imported English Woolens a Specialty Expert Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Tailor Furs Remodeled and Glazed 14 YORK ROAD ABINGTON, PA. 124 Please Patronize our Advertisers Dewey’s Ice Service MOVING AND HAULING NORTH GLENSIDE, PENNA. Ogontz 3273 Powell’s Drug Store ABINGTON PENNA.SITTINGS BY APPOINTMENT Zamsky Studio, Inc. 902 CHESTNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA Telephones: Pennypacker 6190, 8070 Portraits of 'Distinction ” We have completed the photographic work for over a hundred school and college annuals this year, and the photographs in this publication are an example of our uniform quality and excellent workmanship. 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