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Columbia Scholastic Press Association International School Publication Contests Chronicle MARCH 10, 1928—FIRST PLACE j The Classes of 1932 MARCH 9, 1929—FIRST PLACE ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL MARCH 14, 1930-FIRST PLACE ABINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA MARCH 13, 1931—FIRST PLACE MARCH 11. 1932—FIRST PLACE Entered as second class matter October 6, 1914, at the Post Office at Abinston, Pa., under Act of March 3, 1879.Block by Virginia Fincke I LIVE Leo Niessen, Jk., ’32. I plan For Happiness. My wish Is that at best I live. I play If time is free And rest When sleep takes me— I live. I work When time does say And fight Just as I may. I live. I think Thoughts just divine. The world I feel, is mine—• I live! I can Nor work nor play— Can’t think— Is this the day— I die?From the Hills of Olympia to the Shores of California When drums and bugles still their call, And love of God rules over all, When understanding fills the mind, Enduring peace the world shall find. Edward Gillingham, ’34. CONTENT The Victor........................... 8 The Thinker......................... 40 The R unner 46 4 The Do er 60THE TEAR ROOK STAFF Editors-in-chief Marcella Fischer Archie Haines Leo Niessen, Jr. Assistant, Betsy Lamb Associate Editors Mary Crispin Virginia Eastburn Philip Broadhead John Jarvis Adolph Lightmax Dorothy Elliott Virginia Fincke Maud Anderson Marion Beale Helen Campbell Harriet Cuthbertson Mark Deibler Russell Green Robert Bertolette Dorothy Graf Helen Hansen Betty Mansfield Mabel Houck James MacDowell Robert McIntire Emma Pflueger Jane Thierolf Franklin Nunnamaker Claude Riebsamf.n Yost Edna Miller Heyward Hoopes Roy Huntsman Jack Osbourn Cathleen Punch Beatrice Stocker Dorothy Studley Lillian Volker Donald Owens George Walton William Bushnell Lawrence CommitteeoThe Class of February, 1932 CLASS OFFICERS Clayton Worster...................... Helen Campbell....................... Betty YVhittock...................... John Jarvis.......................... Class Motto Make the best of all our chances, Live and love and never rest! Strive to make our lives worth living, Raising “better on to best”? Class Colors Navy blue and white Class Flower Blue and white violets Class Yell Knock ’em black, Knock ’em blue,— Rah for the Class Of '32! .... President Vice President .....Secretary . . . . Treasurer The OracleDOROTHY IRENE ACHE For June, 1 932 Excellent work in Latin. Jolly. Member of Latin Club, Glee Club and Spanish Club. Conscientious. Appeared in El Bandido, Rhoda in The Goose Hangs High. Some day expects to hear regularly that old, expression, “Good night, nurse.” WAYNE HARPER AMBLER Baseball man for four years— captain last. Short but fast. Twinkling eyes. Muck Worster’s shadow. A ready grin. Latin, Spanish, Dramatic, and Hi-Y member. Soccer. Kimberley in The Goose Hangs High. Athletic representative and vice president of Athletic Association. Aims high—Yankee second base-man; but expects to be Phillies’ bat boy. MARY ELIZABETH BARNETT Here’s Barney. Marvelous dancer. Demonstrated her talent at Class Night. Lots of golden hair. Slender. French, Dramatic, Debating clubs. Swims. Riding is one of her hobbies A merry laugh. Glee Club. Barney wants to be a professional dancer. We may find her on Broadway soon. WILLIAM ENOS BIXLER Some athlete! Star track man. Can he sock a soccer ball? Glance at his hard-earned letter. Hi-Y boy. Track and swimming candidate. A mathematician, but ask him about advanced algebra—he really doesn’t believe in it! Known as Bix. Going to be a general in the army—that is, he plans to! Spanish and Mathematics clubs. Plays golf and more golf. He’s earned his four stripes! ADELINE ELIZABETH AMBLER Laughing eyes. Brown hair. Add. Member of hockey, swimming, basketball and tennis teams. Dignified. Pleasant. Vice president of Debating Club. Jane in Eligible Mr. Bangs. Active member of Nature, Dramatic and Latin clubs. Secretary of Girls' Athletic Association. Better known as “girl who dashes across the lot for lunch.” Good pal. Efficient stenographer. Quite a dancer. Poetess. “ Keen ” describes Add. MARGARET HELEN BAILEY Merry laugh. Only girl in solid geometry, physics, and trig. Interested in science. Wants to be a dietitian. Tiny. Known as Peg. Member of the Latin, Dramatic, Math and Glee clubs. Appeared with the chorus in Napoleon Naps, and FA Bandido. Likes Dr. Seuss’ il-ustrations in Judge. All in all, Peg’s a wise child. JANET MERRITT BASNEY Tall. Slender and willowy. Genial. A mass of curly, brown hair. A nice voice. Sang in the choruses of Napoleon Naps and El Bandido. Won her numerals in class basketball. The girl with the good-looking car. An enthusiastic member of the Latin, Reading and Dramatic clubs. A diligent worker. Has a well-balanced sense of humor. And who ever saw Janet without Helen! STEWART JOHN BRACK IN RIDGE Step up and get acquainted with Stewart. Scoots is a tall, dark-haired track star. Member of the basketball squad. A monogram man. Quiet. Modest. Popular. Allied himself with the Science Club. Commercial club Interested in outdoor activities—can always tell of interesting experiences hunting, fishing. Likes the theater. Hopes some day to be a director. Camera Club. Always busy doing things for Abington in his unassuming way. , WDOROTHY EDITH BRAUER Tiny. A bunch of energy. Able hockey maid. Friendly and happy-go-lucky. Plays basketball with a vim. Get ready for the surprise—her hobby is rollerskating! It’s just like her, though. Up and doing. Wide awake. Ambition—to be a bookkeeper. Blue eyes. Light hair. Basketball and hockey enthusiast. Short and sweet. FRANCIS McCAY CLARK Tall. Blond. Letterman in baseball and basketball. Lover of animals, especially silver foxes. Witty. Member of Dramatic Club. Pastime-talking and dancing. Clarkie. Clear blue eyes. Earned monogram in basketball. Good sport. A jolly friend to have around. ETHLYN IRENE COWELL Petite. Dusky hair. A bundle of enthusiasm. Protegee of Ambler which enjoyed her literary talent. Latin Club. Always active. Worker in Hi-Y. Dramatic Club. Sang in Napoleon Naps and El Bandido. Always giggling, ready for fun. A Math Club member. Treasurer of Reading Club. Musical Choral and Glee clubs. Dag-mar, in The Goose Hangs High. In spare moments can be found at the piano. Loves to sew. A future designer of dresses is our Ethlyn. MARY VIRGINIA DAVEY Jinny is another lady from G1 enside-We 1 don. Merry. Lovely golden hair. Artist of some note. Writes. Ambition —a commercial artist. Winsome. Member of the Art, Latin, French and Dramatic clubs. Look at some of her sketches gracing the Art Room. HELEN LUCILLE CAMPBELL Twice captain of Swimming Team. Two monograms in swimming. Captain, two monograms in tennis. Manager, letter in basketball. Assistant manager, monogram, two letters in hockey. Abingtonian staff. Student Council. Junior Fourth Estate. Commencement speaker. Hi-Y treasurer. Math Club. President, vice president, secretary of Reading Club, junior class and A. A. Vice president Senior class. Reading, gardening, piano, Wants to be a school teacher. “Oh! Me!” MARY ALICE COLLMER Enjoyed A. II. S. from Room 3. Eats, sleeps, and dreams bookkeeping. Studious. Out for swimming and basketball. Goes smilingly about her work down in the commercial department. Hard-working. Runs the lightning calculator. Appeared in the 1931 Christmas pageant. Mary claims that large metal pretzel cans are adequate protection against mice. CHARLES TITUS CRONEY Class Night hot dog salesman. Sports? Four letters, two monograms. Soccer. Track. Captain of Track Team. Nicknamed Legs. Dramatic, Science, Math clubs. Bus line. Chemistry star. Works in drug store. Always found with Bix. JOSEPH DICKEL Tall. Wavy auburn hair. Looks well in knickers. Soothing voice. Interesting accent. Literary editor of Oracle. Charter member of Junior Fourth Estate Publicity Group. Musical - Band, Boys’ Glee Club. El Bandido tango dancer, Dramatic Club, Membership in National Thespians, Hugh in The Goose Hangs High. Allround development. We forgot his poetry. The Oracl«VIRGINIA ELIZABETH EASTBURN Brown eyes. Shy. Soft, brown hair. An art ist. Efficient art editor of Oracle and member of Junior Fourth Estate. Took Art Club prize. Member of Spanish Club. An authoress. Ask Ginny to show you her portfolio of actors and actresses. Destiny- famous portrait artist. Have you seen her self portrait? HELEN CAMPBELL FREEMAN Steady, dependable. A quiet forceful manner. Appreciative of good times. Versatile. Book-loving. Distinguished herself on t he A bin gto n ian Staff. Junior Fourth Estate. Latin Club. An able negative debater. Ready laughter. Willing to work. El Bandido chorus. Eunice in The Goose Hangs High. Lent her services to Reading and Dramatic clubs. Destined to be a successful secretary. Take lots of ability add a pleasing personality and you have Pat. RUSSELL PAGE GREEN That joker from Noble. It describes no one but Russ. Want proof? Joke editor of the Oracle. Gorgeous tenor voice. More proof. Member of the cast of the Belles of Beaujolais. Cherry Blossoms. Napoleon Naps. El Bandido. Sonia. One of the Detroit Octette. Saw action in The Goose Ilangs High. Vice president of the Math Club. Member of Spanish Club. Glee Club. Bovs' Hi-Y. The life of a party. Curly hair. Those eyes! ARCHIBALD MACKENZIE HAINES The ever-smiling Archie. Light hair. Merry blue eyes. Sometimes clouded with perplexity. Editor-in-chief of the Oracle. An honor student. Gets 96 on a P. 0. D. exam with a black cat sitting in his lap. Ambitious. Efficient. Impish. Sportsman. Charter member of Junior Fourth Estate Publicity Committee, Tennis letter man. A consul of the Latin Club. Math and French clubs. Boys’ Hi-Y. Capable leader. Commencement speaker. or June, 1932 MILDRED ELIZABETH EARLE “ Hi Ya Zilch!” and a smile is Millie’s way of greeting every one. And have you heard that giggle? Tell her a joke and she’ll run up and down the scale for you. On a dance floor this small titian-haired lassie is in her glory. Member of the Commercial and Library clubs. Although cut out for a stenographer, her secret ambition is to be an inteiior decorator. Millie has her serious moments. JULIUS JOHN GASSMANN The piccolo and sweet potato player from Weldon. And can he toot them! Band. Tall. Reserved. Known as ‘‘Uncle Yulius.” Science, Spanish and Math clubs. Drives—both car and motorboat. Efficient science student. Wants to be a mechanical engineer so that he can fix his car. EDITH MABEL GRIGG Little girl with lovely hair. Attractive. Lots of friends. French Club. Out for class hockey. Drives a Ford. A dancer. Dramatic Club. Curious. Trusts the world. Latin Club. Tell Edie a story—she likes them. HELEN ELIZABETH HANSEN Here comes Swede! Laughing. Glorious blonde hair. Beautiful contralto voice. In Cherry Blossoms. Madame de Canisy in Napoleon Naps. Jeanne du Barry in El Bandido. Radiant. Commercial Club. Lovable. Vice president of Girls’ League. Dramatic and Glee clubs. Industrious. Ultimate destiny, Eddie Cantor’s Stenog. Typist for Junior Fourth Estate. Ideal girl—ask Marcella. Member of the Detroit Octette. Played on class hockey team. Flowers spread joy, Swede’s joy is to spread flowers of kindness.MARY ELLIS HARRIS Sweet. Gentle. Ambitious. Active member of Commercial, Dramatic, Reading and Glee clubs. Musical. In Cherry Blossoms and El Bandido. Clever. Reliable. Interesting. An old-fashioned girl, with new-world ideas. MABEL LYDIA HOUCK “ My lands!” That’s Mabs. Dainty. Efficient and speedy. Dramatic and Commercial clubs. Did you mention a typewriter? There she is! One of our best typists. El Ban'Hdo. Imagine the Abingtonian without her! Couldn’t be done. Commencement speaker. Typist for Junior Fourth Estate Publicity Committee. P'ine pianist. Always helping in the Hi-Y. Loves to play tennis. Glee Club. Hopes to be a private secretary. JOHN I. JARVIS, JR. Diplomatist. President of Math Club. Assistant editor of Abingtonian. Amicable. Commencement speaker. Junior Fourth Estate Publicity Committee. Charter member. Lead in The Goose Hangs High. Excellent stage manager. Boys’ Hi-Y. Industrious. Student Council worker. Fishing enthusiast. Member of Glee and Science clubs. Convincing debater. Honor roll student. Zealous. Presided over meeting in New York—G.S.P.A. Starred in Alumn Play Nothing but the Truth. Skits by Jahvis and Walton” team. Flashing intelligence. Cultured. Jocular, Jaunty, Judicious, John. EDWARD DUFF I ELD LEVER, 3D Tall and heavy. Regular football man. Quiet. Somewhat timid voice- but that’s not the real “Chip-picker”. Baseball enthusiast. Claimed by Vocational and Math clubs. Patient—a fisherman. Golf advocate. Wants to build a sky scraper so that he can see over the Empire State Building. WILLIAM RAYMOND HICKMAN, JR. Whimsically quiet. Expert sleeper. Science, Commercial, Camera club member. Cheerfully witty. Straight thinking. Dark. Enjoys music, skating and basketball. Driving a car in his pastime. Always looking for Scoots. ROBERT HENRY HUNSICKER “Oh, yeah!” drawls Bob. You can’t mistake him. Big grin. Merry eyes. Out for track four years. Drives a car. Regular movie patron. Plays football. May your success arrive sooner than you do at Assembly in the morning. WALLACE NORMAN LEIGHTON Monogram, two letters in track. Monogram, letter in football. Soccer. Deliberate. President of the Aircraft Club. Happy-go-lucky. From a personal interview with Wally, we find his ambition to be “ None at all.” Destiny—Sweet Slumber. Who does not know Wally and his yellow Packard? ESTHER MAE LUCAS Although Esther wants to be a school teacher, she admits that she has an eye on Blanche Calloway’s job. Out for hockey, basketball, track—an athlete the year around. Industrious. Active in the Library Club. Dignified. Member of the Dramatic Club. We wish you good fortune and hope that you will be a pedagogue. The OrachANNA ELIZABETH MANSFIELD Shy smile. Clear, steady blue eyes. Abingtonian editor. Editorial writer of note. Member of the Debating team. Charter member of the Junior Fourth Estate Publicity Committee. Hockey and tennis enthusiast. Whimsical. Reading Club Officer. Curly blonde hair. Dependable worker. Sang in El Bandido and Napoleon Naps. Prompter in The Goose Ilangs High. Will she be woman city editor? Student Council. Civic Attitude Award. Sportswoman. Latin Club. JAMES LAWRENCE McKENNA This golfer from Highland. Lots of curly hair. Prefect of French Club. An interesting hobby skiing. Drives a car— also a horse. Jimmie wants to be a textile manufacturer. Claims he’ll be a “Knight of Rest”. Pleasant ways has Jimmie. ELIZABETH ACKROYD NELSON Dainty. Curly-headed. Youthful. Gifted actress. Twin sister in The Goose Ilangs High. Modern daughter in Sauce for the Gosling. Star of The Eternal heminine. Realistic widow in The Try sting Place. Ambitious. Debater. President of the Dramatic Club. Charming. Did you examine her autograph album? Graceful dancer. Betty's an unforgettable character. EDWIN MAHLON OTT Monogram and letter in football. Prominent on Abingtonian Staff. Commercial Club president. Almost eats books. Wants to make good in business world. According to himself, has no destiny whatever. Ever read his poems? Famous for the loss of his football. Junior Fourth Estate and good to know. 'or June, 1 932 ROBERT HARRY McINTIRE That newspaper man! Even writes to editors. Oracle Staff. Secretary and treasurer of Math Club. Actor and financial manager of Senior Play. Radio and Science clubs. Hi-Y. Debating. Dramatics. Mack wants to be a star feature writer of the New York Times. Collects autographs and stamps. You should see his scrapbook. Starred in Alumni Play Amazons. Glee Club. Charter Member Junior Fourth Estate Publicity Committee. Member of the Jahvis gang. LEILA LORETTA MESCHTER On your mark. Here comes Letty. President of the Girls’ Hi-Y. Second consul of the Latin Club. Commencement speaker. Member of Class and Varsity hockey teams. Long arms. Monogram in swimming. Smiling. Supporter of the Latin Club. Dramatic Club. French Club. Glee. Math. A successful debater. Carried announcements for Hi-Y. Seen in Neighbors. El Bandido. Actress in The Goose Hangs High. Everybody’s pal. WILLIAM FRANKLIN NUNNAMAKER, JR. The Oracle's efficient humor editor. Tall. Expert on dog catchers and Fords. Wavy hair. Member of El Bandido chorus. A funster. Math and Science clubs. Pushes sodas as an avocation. Collects autographs. Tennis enthusiast. Glee Club. Hi-Y. People who don’t know Frank think he's quiet. Ach— what a mistake. He’ll turn a name or title into some sort of a joke if he can. Don’t let him! GEORGE ARNOLD PEIFFER. Ill “Just let a smile be your umbrella!” is his motto. Known to the boys as the Duke. Member of the Science and Math Clubs. Curly black hair in profusion. Interested in the Glee Club. Clever. Keen sense of humor. Another stamp collector. A joke for every one at any time. ADELAIDE LEVINA PENNOCK Quiet. Brown eyes. Member of the French, Dramatic and Latin clubs. Adelaide swims. She can play the piano, too. She even blushes. Adelaide wishes to be a nurse. Lucky patients! DOROTHEA PR INZHORN Shy but lovable. Very active -especially in clubs. President of the German Club. Valued officer of the Arts and Crafts. Latin Club, too. claims her membership. Student Council. Did you know she’s called Taiya? With such ability she wants to design a new doll!! “Good grief.” LILLIAN JOSEPHINE SCHLAFER Quiet. Everybody’s helper. Active in the Spanish Club. Great ice skater. Carries a perpetual smile. Loves to swim. Always found in the commercial department. Spanish and Reading clubs. Cheerful. Lot of friends. Wants to be a private secretary. Josie has ability. MARIETTA SOWERS Look out, everybody! Skeets wields a powerful hockey stick. Vice president of the Commercial Club. Seen in the Spanish Club. Letter girl in hockey. Manager of Track Team. Captain of basketball. Medal High Jumper. A valiant sportswoman. Graceful. Lovely. Wants to be a professional tap dancer. JULIANA ROSA POLAR Three cheers for Weldon. It sent us Julia. A member of the Orchestra. One of the first to receive a letter. Seen in the Commercial Club. Dramatic Club. Quiet? All but her violin. Julia wants to be a violinist. An unobtrusive worker. Visit Abington soon, Julia. WARREN EDWARD RUSSELL, JR. Six letters! Three monograms! Swimming. A tree sitter when the spirit keeps him quiet. Star of Soccci Team. Vice president of Vocational Club. Drives a car. Swimmer and diver. Short. Aircraft Club. Rides horseback. Baseball. Says he’ll drive a racing cai some day if he doesn’t become a forest ranger. JANE DUNWOODY SMITH Slim and graceful. Wavy, brown hair, cool gray eyes—a way all her own. Quiet, mysterious, yet her friends know her true worth. Takes everything that comes along. Latin Club claims her. Good sport. Carefree. Dancing feet. Rather dance and swim than anything else. Dramatic Club had her support. Also Reading Club. Such is our Pete. REX RUSSELL VOGAN The solidly built soccer goalie and captain. Stocky. Hi-Y and Spanish clubs. Enjoys teasing. Treasurer Aircraft Club. Paints for models. Camping. Track. Business manager of Abingtonian. Commercial Club’s treasurer. Deep voice. Aims high—Army Air Corps. The OracUSANFORD SMITH VOLK For June, 1 932 Chaplain of Boys’ Hi-Y. Pulling switches backstage. Selling football tickets. Secretary of Science Club. One-time assistant tennis manager. Led Assembly in flag salute. Likes flowers, pigeons, stamps, books. Writes poetry. Wants to be a florist. Comes down the hall with a care-free swagger. Answers you with a cheery “ Right ”. Yep, that’s Squib. JOSEPHINE CLOSSON WHITE Jo—an informal pal. Quiet until you know her, but then—. Starred as Granny in The Goose Hangs High. Musical—piano, vocal. Latin shark—in fact, an everything shark. El Ban-dido chorus. Latin, Glee, and Dramatic clubs. Commencement speaker. Works hard. A present help in time of trouble. Talks quietly with mouth and hands. Ask Jo about her cat. HAROLD AUSTIN WILDRICK. JR. Out for basketball. Letter in tennis. Tall. Wants to be president of an insurance company. In Math and Science clubs. Nice curly hair. Boys’ Hi-Y. Noel Derby in The Goose Hangs High. Hobbies stamps and cards. Likes pay day—but who doesn’t? ELEANOR ADELE WILSON A bingtonian typist. Member of the Glee Club. Smiling. Lovely hair. Appeared in El Bandido. Served the Commercial Club, French Club. Genial. Junior Fourth Estate. A dancer. A poet by choice. Reading Club. El wants to be an organist. Has a good beginning. GEORGE WILLIAM WALTON “Socks, Socks, here we go upon the air!”- George is somewhere in the offing. Delightful comrade. Starred in The Goose Hangs High. Entertaining. Starred in Alumni Play Nothing but the Truth. Assistant editor of the Abingtonian. Charter member Junior Fourth Estate Publicity Committee. President of the Dramatic Club. Mirthful. Skilled fiddler in the Orchestra. Sang with the National High School Chorus at Detroit. In the prize winning play, What They Think. When you get your own column in the Times, mention us once in a while, George! BARBARA ELIZABETH WHITTOCK Betty—quite the sportslady. Athletic. Played hockey. Received the monogram for swimming. Two seasons of Varsity basketball. One of the first archery enthusiasts. Demure. Affiliated with the Commercial, Spanish, Dramatic and Glee clubs. Chorus member of El Bandido. Capable. Class secretary. Betty aims high. She’d like to be an aviatrix. JOHN ROSCOE WILLIAMS, JR. Red wavy hair. A low heavy voice as evidenced by his membership in Glee Club. Two soccer letters. Squire. French Club. Enjoys driving a car. Latin, Science, Math clubs. Hobby—swimming. Dramatic Club. Reds wants to be a lawyer. At least he can argue. JOHN CLAYTON WORSTER Tall. Heavy. Used his physique in sports. Letters and monograms in football, tennis, basketball, track. What’s left? Sports editor of the Oracle. Junior Fourth Estate. Treasurer of Latin Club. Student Council vice president. President of Boys' Hi-Y. The Goose Hangs High. President of junior and senior classes. President of Athletic Association. President of nearly everything. Every one knows Muck and his long yellow Buick.MARGARET CLEGG YOUNG Dark, smiling eyes. Very attractive. Busy. Clever tennis and swimming star. Dignified. Lovely dark hair. Student Council member. Graces Latin and Dramatic clubs. Daring. Chief ambition to be an aviatrix. Courteous. Interested in life. FANTASTIC; HERE you are, folks! Get your tickets for the sightseeing tour of February City in the County of Thirty-Two—who cares what state it’s in? All aboard—here we go!!! Well, would you look who’s here. Clayt Worster is our bus driver. Guess the old Buick went the way of all cars. Clayt's very helpful assistant is Wayne Ambler. Our guide—ah, ha—the silver-plated-voiced tenor, Sanford Yolk. First we see the dancing studio operated by Joe Dickel and Mary Barnett—that couple with the peppy feet. Next to it is the largest town theatre. The bright lights have finally located “The Blues Chasing Couplet”—Jarvis and Walton, assisted, in quartette numbers, by Mary Harris and Helen Hansen. To our right, as we travel along, are the head offices of the world’s largest insurance company with Harold Wildrick as its president. One of his best salesmen is Roscoe Williams. Among the many stenographers and clerks in his employ are Mary Collmer, Dorothy Brauer, Lillian Schlafer, Mabel Houck, Betty Whittock, and Eleanor Wilson. Some business, folks! As we approach an open field, we see a strange game in procedure. The idea of this sport is to take a baseball bat and hit a tennis ball down the field. Then you dribble a soccer ball over the goal line, after which you kick a football over the goal posts. Nobody knows what it’s called, but from the way the judges, Mildred Earle, Ed Geissler, and Adeline Ambler, are arguing over a decision, it must be some game! The players? Let’s see—Rex Vogan, Wally Leighton, and Bob Hun-sicker. Over on the other side are Francis Clark, Ed Lever, and Polly Russell. Not even the Olympics measure up to this game. While passing a large factory, we notice Robert Mclntire and Franklin Nunna-maker being abruptly ushered out. They must have been after that great scientist’s autograph. What scientist? Why, Julius Gassmann, of course. And by the way, have you noticed on the news-stands that magazine called “Howlyhoo”? It’s published by Russ Green and Arnold Peiffer. Seems to be quite a popular magazine, too. We are told that on the next street is the school where Josephine White teaches Latin and where Loretta Meschter is principal. Loretta’s secretary- is Marietta Sowers. The company on our left, “ Paintslosher and Brushslinger, Inc.” is an interior decorating firm run by the Virginias, Eastburn and Davey. Near this company is a large hall, in which, we are informed, is to be held the largest society event of the year. It is under the direction of the city’s three foremost society leaders: Jane Smith, Edith Grigg, and Betty Nelson. The secretary, Esther Lucas, is hard at work making arrangements for its success. It is to be quite a swanky affair, we understand. In the large building we are now passing is the newspaper plant started by Helen Freeman and Betty Mansfield. Helen handles editorials and feature material, while Betty handles the news end of it. Ed Ott is their advertising manager. The Ladies’ Clotherye Shoppe we just passed is controlled by Peggy Young, Dorothy Ache, and Margaret Bailey. The pride of the city, it selis exclusive styles direct from Paris, Maine. At a distance over the rolling country is to be seen the military academy at whose (Please turn to guess where)The Class of June, 1932 CLASS OFFICERS Jack Osbourn....................................President Jack Davison...............................Vice President Marcella Fischer................................Secretary Mark Deibler....................................Treasurer Class Motto Per angusta ad augusta Class Flower Lily of the Valley Class Yell Keystone, keystone, Thirty-two— Green and silver, We’re for you. The OracleMAUD ANDERSON Wavy blonde hair. Blue eyes. Monogram in track. Letter in hockey. Letter in swimming. Plays class basketball. That’s Maudie’s athletic side. Block prints adorn the Oracle. Member of Dramatic Club. Member of Art and Library clubs. Won Poster Contest Prize. Loves birds. Mischievous. Many accomplishments. Perfect cut-up. Happy-go-lucky. Above all Maudie never lets anything worry her. Ambition a position on the All-American Hockey Team. “Life’s just a bowl of cherries!” expresses Maudie to perfection. MARION ELIZABETH BEANS Graces our Alma Mater. Friendly. Glee Club member. Singer in Napoleon Naps and El Bandido. Great reader. Joined ranks of Dramatic Club. Lover of the beautiful. Art Club booster. Perfect lady. President of Arts and Crafts Club. Wants to be secretary to a bank president. Sociable. Dilettante. EDNA LANG BENNINGHOFF Jolly. Assistant Oracle typist. FA Bandido. Napoleon Naps. Vice president of Library Club. Likes to read. “I’ll see you sooner.” Her laughter during A Midsummer Night’s Dream— anytime. Helpful. Edna is sweet. KENNETH LOWELL BICE Migrated from Reading High in his junior year. “ Pretzel-ville” to Mr. Smiley. Sparkling brown eyes. Quiet, winning smile. Always ready with dry wit. Humor editor of Oracle. Head for Mathematics. Active in Science Club. Secretary-treasurer of Mathematics Club. Affable. Alert. Active physically. Ambitious to be “Big Business Man.” More likely to be “Spice of Life” Editor on Liter -ary Digest staff. For June, 1932 MARIAN GRISCOM BEALE Trim. Soft drawl. Played hockey. Dives. Member of the swimming team. Reported track for Abingtonian. Collects reproductions of McClelland Barclay’s paintings. Walks a lot. Joined Dramatic and Debating clubs. Tuffy wants to live abroad. “Well, well, well.” as she would say. VICTOR FRANK BECK Fore!- in walks Vic. One cannot mention Victor without thinking of golf. Good sport. An actor. Villain in The Goose Hangs High. Abingtonian Staff. Exchange editor. Congenial member of the Commercial Club. Witty. Original. Obliging. Helpful Henry, meet your twin brother! ROBERT GULDEN BERTOLETTE A silent, efficient man. Busy all the time. Circulation Department of Abingtonian. Vigorous in soccer. Monogram for assistant manager in football. Letter for managership of same. Mechanical. Raises hogs. Chemistry-minded. Skillful. Boys’ Ili-Y secretary-treasurer. Collects potatoes for P. T. A. All-in-all, he is clear, concise and quick. WALTER BLAIR Peppy. Always jolly. Commercial and Vocational clubs. May own Public Ledger. Wants to be linotype mechanic. “No Stuff.” Have you seen his chariots? Independent character. Very active in printing department. Always bubbling over with some joke.ANDREWS K. BOR DA Outward appearance of dignity and quiet reserve. Covers up emotions, except with Wally in music class. Tall. Light. Received his monogram for football. Shy when not with intimate friends. President of Science Club. Active member of Latin Club. Took part in four operettas. “What’s the difference?” is Andy’s expression. ANDREW GEORGE BRENNAN Mild-mannered. Andy’s all right. Quiet. Played football. In Science, French, and Math clubs. Ready. Willing. Likes drawing and music. Prefers to be a violinist. Courteous. Competent. Keen. Came here from St. Luke’s School. Likes a good joke. Well liked by all who know him. He can appreciate the humorous side of life. MARION AVIS BROWN Secretary of Library Club Member of the Spanish and Dramatic clubs. Does Brownie like music? In the Glee Club and chorus of FA Bandido and Sonia. She can play the piano. Brownie’s greatest ambition is to be a famous organist. Laughing. Talking. She has charm, this Brownie of ours. WILLIAM ANDREW BUSHNELL Brown wavy hair. Blue eyes. Out for baseball and track. Won American legion medal in 1928. Member of Latin, Science and Mathematics clubs. Bill is capable and willing. Loves dancing, reading and driving. Wants to become a salesman. His hair always the center of much admiration and comment. Excellent journalism student. ANDREAS DAVID BOTHE, JR. Quick. Argumentative. Hard working. Assistant manager of football. Likes scouting. In Dramatic, Latin, Science, Spanish, Camera, and Debating clubs. Busy. Forceful speaker. On Debating Team. Tall. Always in a hurry. Hopes to be president of Keen Products. Hustling. Found mostly in library. Dave is never at a loss for a witty remark. PHILIP BROADHEAD Jolly. Business manager of the Oracle. Junior Fourth Estate. Winning smile. Sparkling mischievous eyes. Track and football candidate. A diligent member of Commercial and Dramatic clubs. Portrayed Ronald in The Goose Hangs High. In chorus of FA Bandido and Sonia. Fond of out-of-doors. Sociable. ALICE JOSEPHINE RILEY BURGESS Humorous. Good dancer. Plays piano. Very quiet. Drives a car. Sincere in all she does. Dark eyes. Engaging smile. Loves to talk to her chums in Study Hall. Neat and orderly. Stylish. A maid of attractions. CATHERINE ELIZABETH BUSTARD Interesting. Quiet. Busy. Member of the class hockey team. Swimmer. French Club woman. Member of Latin Club. Belonged to Dramatic Club. Twinkling eyes. Laughing. Hobbies—dancing, swimming. The original friend in need. The OracleJOHN JOSEPH CARDILLO Chairman Senior B Property Committee. Cheery grin. Playing jokes. Treasurer Vocational Club. Helps anyone. Can’t seem to stay put or stay quiet. Likes to raise flowers. The best of company. KATHRYN ISABEL CARRELL Who is that busy young person hurrying down the hall? That’s Kacy. Dark eyes. Black hair. Ready smile. Member of the Dramatic Club. Willing to help. Chorus of Cherry Blossoms and Napoleon Naps. Member of Reading Club. Writes poetry. Chief ambition — to become a radio singer. Plays the piano. Incidentally. Kacy is fond of flogs —in fact that’s one of her hobbies. Here’s to tuning in on you Kacy—“ I hope you like it!” MARION LOUISE CRAGG Wears blue which accents her blue eyes. Pals with Merd Cutting. Sang in Napoleon Naps, Sonia and the Penn Chorus. Financial secretary and later vice president of the Reading Club. Belongs to the Dramatic and Glee clubs. Hobbies — reading, walking and music. Password—11 Hot-cha.” MARY HOLME CRISPIN Mary—class dreamer. Blue eyes. Calm. Smile. Quiet. Member of the Oracle Staff. Dramatic Club. Secretary of Reading Club. Junior Fourth Estate. A poet. Glee Club. Chorus of Napoleon Naps and Cherry Blossoms. Loves to swim. Nicknamed Kenny. Hopes to be a kindergarten teacher. And how she loves Smudge—now, now, he’s her faithful dog. THEODORE MICHAEL CARDILLO Dark eyes. Black hair. Always smiling. That’s “ Tink.” He shines at track. A member of the Science Club. Hobbies? Just tinker. ‘‘Tink’s’ 'ambition: to get a job. Why does he always say, “Wish it were Tuesday?” RICHARD MELVIN CLAYTON Quiet, reserved, bashful, resourceful. That’s Dick. The would-be globe trotter. Honor roll student. Latin Club member. Gentlemanly and friendly. Good chemist. Smiling. Studies are his hobbies. He says, “Gee-Whiz”. McKinley’s gift via Highland. Good at statistics. Was in Operetta. Above all he is intelligent. JOHN A. CRAIG John came from Cheltenham last semester. Friendly enemy. At Cheltenham vice president of Math Club and secretary of Engineering Club. At Abing-ton member of Art Club. Sparkling blue eyes. Light brown, wavy hair en brosse. Good nature. MARY CUMMINGS Sweet. Quiet. Class hockey. Class basketball. Dramatic Club. Tall. Slender. Loves to swim. Hopes to specialize in English. Prefers grammar to literature. Blue eyes. Light hair. Latin Club. Likes to type. She has that most alluring feminine quality, a gentle voice. For June, 1932WILLIAM CHARLES CUMMINGS Pensive. Friendly countenance. Letterman in soccer. Good knocker on soccer field. Talented player. Steady worker. Air of nonchalance. Quiet. Laughing blue eyes. Commercial Club. Holds attention. Better newspaper reporter than golfer. Ambitious at heart. Frequenter of library. We liked Brother Bill's affability. CAROLYN LOUISE CUTTING Sweet. Quiet. Demure. That’s Toot. Entered Abington from Greenwich High in the Empire State. Achieved her letter in basketball. Plays class hockey. Takes active part in Dramatic Club. Commercial Club claims her support. Loves to hike and read. Docile. Those big brown eyes. MEREDYTH VIRGINIA CUTTING Tall. Blonde. Blue eyes. Girls’ Hi-Y. Active member of Dramatic Club. Had a lead in The Family Upstairs. Oracle Staff member. Fond of basketball and hockey. Favorite expression is “Neat” which certainly describes her. Ambition?—to travel, oh to travel, which is obvious as she traveled to us. JOHN MICHAEL DeFLAVIS Dark hair. Letterman in soccer. Dark eyes. Secretary Vocational Club. Broad grin. Active in class work. Humorous. Mathematical shark. Supports all sports. Vocational Club doggie roasts! Considerate Courteous and kind. HARRIET SMYTH CUTHBERTSON Quaint. Ardent worker on Oracle Staff. Faithful member of Dramatic and Spanish clubs. Shy. Won numerals for hockey. Beautiful long hair. Enjoys writing poetry. Congenial. Trip to Ireland in sophomore year. Neat. Industrious. Harriet aspires to be a stenographer. Our old-fashioned girl with the old-fashioned smile. DONALD S. CUTTING Don known better as Dodo. Comes from Greenwich, New York. Three-letter man in football. Won captaincy of Football Team. Member of Track Team. Baseball and basketball candidate. Athletic representative. Vice president of Boys’ Hi-Y. Hugh in The Goose Hangs High. Vice president of Student Council. Don hopes to be a coach. JOHN E. DAVISON Athletic. Letterman in basketball. football and tennis. All-Suburban halfback. Earnest. Sincere. Dreamy brown eyes. Carefree. Suspected of being serious by nature, but refreshingly merry on occasions. Stands high among classmates. President of A. A., Hi-Y and Science Club. Vice president of Senior Classand Student Council. Clem in The Goose Ilangs High. All this, even more is Jack. MARK T. DEIBLER, JR. “Just a minute, now!” Introducing a silver-tongued de-bater-a veteran. President of Debating Club. Hail fellow well met. Served the Abing-tonian in the capacity of sports editor. Member of the Science Club. Vice president of Math Club, and Chaplain of the Boys' Hi-Y. Witty-expert at repartee. Proved his ability in Sauce for the Goslings. Treasurer of Senior Class. Junior Fourth Estate. Honor student. Beware, Mr. Einstein, Mark may advance some theories that will outclass the fourth dimension. The OracleMARGUERITE LILLIAN DORSEY Marguerite in person with her merry eyes, black hair and hearty laughter. This fair one’s hobbies are swimming and playing tennis although much of her time has been divided among the Dramatic, Commercial and Glee clubs. A part in Cherry Blossoms and Napoleon Naps. And Marguerite’s ambition is,—to be a doctor’s secretary. DOROTHY VIRGINIA ELLIOTT Smiles, Smiles, Smiles! Capable Hi-Y president, previously secretary. Never seen at the same place two consecutive minutes. Oracle Staff and Junior Fourth Estate member. Lovable. Talented debater. Secretary-treasurer of Debating Club. Student Council worker. Latin and Reading clubs. Curly hair which always stays where it’s put. Eunice in The Goose Hangs High. Dramatic Club. Lovely voice won a place in the Glee Club. Honor roll student. Often seen swatting ball on hockey field. Charming hostess. LOUISE MAXWELL ERVIN Very small. Big brown eyes. Brown hair. Full of merriment. Always busy, but carefree. Graces Dramatic Club with her cheerful presence. Latin and Etiquette clubs claimed her hearty support. Full of ambition. Dogs, driving, “h-ya!” Tiny. Incidentally, Dot Graf’s shadow. MARCELLA MAE FISCHER Editor-in-chief of Oracle. President of Girls’ League. Competent. Student Council secretary. Gracious. Appeared in Napoleon Naps. Dianne Du Ba.ry in El Bandido. Veda in Sonia. Melodious contralto voice. Sang at Detroit. Honor Roll student. On Junior Fourth Estate. Sparkling. President of Library and Spanish clubs. Loves Spanish. Civic Attitude Award. Secretary of senior class. Vice president of Girls’ HiY. Vivacious. Journeyed to two Columbia Press Conventions in New York. Real poetess who weaves beautiful thoughts into beautiful words. For June, 1932 JOSEPH DOUGLASS EGNER Tall athlete. Laughing eyes. Football player and letterman in track. Carefree and smiling. Cheerful pal to have around. Dramatic Club member. Latin Club. Witty tongue Unruly hair. Ardent booster of Science Club. Dancer. Fountain of fun. Seen here, there and everywhere. A deep sea diver who is destined to become a runner for (he Western Union. Friend of all sports including horseback riding. “Naturel”. ISABELL ELIZABETH ENLEY Short and sweet. Works cross-word puzzles. Class basketball captain and Varsity track member. Played hockey. Supports French and Commercial clubs. Maid in The Goose Hangs High. Pet expression, “ I’m hungry.” Ambition, newspaper reporter. Who hasn’t been caught in one of Izzy’s entrancing smiles? VIRGINIA ALICE FINCKE Ginny the girl of our dreams. Lustrous dark hair. Velvety brown eyes. Sweet smile. Even temper. Secretary of the Art Club. Member of the Girls’ Hi-Y. Clear soprano voice. Sang in El Bandido. Girls’ (dee Club. Lovable. Member of Junior Fourth Estate. Choral Club. Splendid actress as Granny in The Goose Hangs High. Capable art editor of the Oracle. Ginny hopes to design costumes some day. Who could ask for anything more? FREDERICK RILEY FOX A corking cheer leader. A monogram and a letter prove this. Somebody thought he could sing, and, strangely, he could. Was member Detroit Octette, Penn Chorus, Choral Club, Glee Club, then they found out he could act so he got parts of Cho.us of Cherry Blossoms, Truffle in Napoleon Naps, Jo e Ma ia and Don Manuel in El Bandido, Ivan Gregorovitch in Sonia. French Latin, and Pan-American clubs., Likes music and journalism. Another budding reporter.ANNA SOPHIE FOYLE Giggling. Rosy cheeks. Brown hair. That’s Anna. When she laughs, the world laughs with her. Studious. Won her class numerals for basketball. Dependable. An active member of the Latin Club. Received her letter as violinist in the Orchestra. Glee and Dramatic clubs. Ambitious. Anna's ambition to become a missionary befits her. DOROTHY MAE GRAF Blonde. President of Art Club. Member of Dramatic and Glee clubs. Secretary of Etiquette Club. Artist. German enthusiast. Smiling. Chorus of Napoleon Naps and El Bandido. Block prints for Oracle and Alnngtonian. Writes poetry. Cultured. Dot’s talents are in pairs. Aside from her artistic characteristics she also is a fine short story writer. Ambition a costume designer. You’re safe, Dot. Apply some of that personality and Paquin will take to his heels. JOSEPHINE VERONICA GRIMES A little bit of everything good. Dependable. Commercial Club member. Coordinates mind and fingers on typewriter. Manager of class hockey team. Won numerals as a class hockey player. Enjoyed playing class basketball. Knows words to every popular song. Extraordinary memory. Spanish Club. Sweet and attractive. Dramatic Club. Perfect gentleness. Good dancer. Nursing to be her profession. ALYSE BATTERSBY HENRY Latin Club. Jolly. Glee Club. Amiable. Napolean Naps. Likes dogs and driving. Perhaps there is some connection there. She desires to be a teacher, but—“Oh, dear!” A sweet farmerette from Horsham. El Bandido. Exceptional student. Emma and Alyse are pals. Between them, anything and everything are absolutely funny. WILLIAM B. FULMOR Jolly. Curly hair. Has a sense of duty. Letterman in soccer. Very talkative. Manager of Tennis Team. Always on top. French Club. Boiling over with ambition. Models airplanes Aircraft Club. Working hard to become a chemist. Science Club. What a man! DOROTHY PENNYPACKER GREEN Always smiling. Laughing eyes. Hair thrown back. Snapping her fingers. Captain of the Tennis Team. Secretary of the Dramatic Club. An able debater. Lent her services to the Latin Club. Demonstrated her dramatic ability in Enter the Hero and Sauce for the Goslings. Prompter for The Goose Hangs High. Member of the Student Council. Secretary of the Girls’ Hi-Y. When there’s work to be done— Dot is around. Here she comes! HELEN MARIE HARKINS Lovely curls of brown. Deep blue-grey eyes. A winning smile. French Club. Commercial Club. Graceful. Dramatic Club. Wants to be a bank teller. Has a vivid imagination. Loves to swim. Writes poetry of unusual quality. Loves dancing. Quiet. A maid of many charms. RUTH MARIE HENRY Singing. Humming. Here she comes. Who?— Ruth. Chin high. Dark curly hair thrown back. Blue Irish eyes sparkling. Laughing. An active member of the Dramatic Club. Sings in operetta choruses. Dances like a dream—ask any boy. Louise in The Family Upstairs. Responsible. Member of the Latin Club. Librarian of Dramatic Club. If you want help, yell for Ruth. Big ambition -to be a doctor. Who would want to eat apples when Ruth is the doctor? The OracleGEORGE BYRON HICKS or June, 1 932 Serious. Friendly. Always busy. Expert printer. Member of Science Club. Cheerful. Quiet. Golf enthusiast. Nice brown eyes. Dark hair. Willing to assist. Humorous. Don’t forget A.H.S. when you make Bobbie Jones look like a beginner. HOWARD N. HOOSE Meet the “Baron”! Champion clown of Abington. Keeps every one laughing. Brown wavy hair. Teasing manner. Member of the Band. Fine drummer. Glee Club. Dragoon in Napoleon Naps. Understudy for El Bandido. College student and Cossack officer in Sonia. Penn Chorus. Rather fish than eat. Clever hand at drawing. Always helpful when there’s lettering to be done. Howard’s motto “When duty and pleasure clash, something must smash.” RUTH JOHNSON Quiet. Gentle. Member of Commercial and Library clubs. Booster of everything. Shy. Faithful. Smart business woman. Helpful. Cheerful. Willing. A wow at domestic arts. Add all this up and what do you have? Ruth in person! GEORGE WARREN KAUFMANN, JR. Serious, whimsically cheerful —that’s Coffee. He is a member of the Glee and Choral clubs. Vice president of the Mathematics Club. An addition to the Science and Vocational clubs, also to the Orchestra. Good looking. Member of the casts of El Bandido and Sonia. Coffee is studious. Witty boy, interesting companion. He likes solitude, hiking and camping. One of those semi-silent fellows. WILLIAM HEYWARD HOOPES Behold — the editor-in-chief of the Abingtonian. Heyward, the perfect example of a dignified senior. A charter member of the Boys’ Hi-Y. Chaplain. Junior Fourth Estate. Supporter of the Dramatic, Spanish, and Science clubs. Dark. Charming. Letter in track. Monogram for track. Responsible. Clever. Helpful. A talented actor. Mr. Bangs in The Eligible Mr. Bangs. Lucifer in the Christmas pageant. The doctor in The Honest Doctor. Father in Sauce for the Goslings. Bernard in The Goose Ilangs High. For further information ask his side partner, Mark. W. ROY HUNTSMAN, JR. Roy-a boy of many accomplishments. Assistant manager of Basketball. Busy. On Abingtonian Staff. Sports writer and news writer. Member of French and Science clubs, Boys' Hi-Y. Commercial Club. Junior Fourth Estate. Clear voice. Choral Club. El Bandido. Glee Club. Penn Chorus. Sings part of Maurice in Sonia. On Athletic Council. Loves to hunt and fish. Staunch. Keep striving. Roy, you might get into the Metropolitan Opera House yet CHARLES THEODORE JONES Smiling. Lively. Member of Latin, Dramatic and Science clubs. Always ready for a chat. Is in ecstasy while dancing. Aims to be a pharmacist. Favorite password, “Oh Yeah.” Plays tennis. A merry dreamer. JENNIE A. KRIER Light hair. Blue eyes—Jennie. Active member of Art, Commercial and Dramatic clubs. Quiet. Studious. Unassuming. Always ready to supply helpful information. At home in an artist colony. Jennie not only paints but makes blocks, posters. And what poetry! A class artist—Jennie.ELIZABETH HARWOOD LAMB “Well you see it’s this way— a man had a dollar—You’ve guessed it. It’s Betsy. Assistant editor of the Oracle. Smiling eyes and sparkling teeth. Junior Fourth Estate. Fidelity. Chorus singer in Cherry Blossoms, Napolean Naps, and El Bandido. Mrs. Fitz-Simmons in Two Crooks and a Lady, mother in Buying Culture, and Julia in The Goose Ilangs High. Merry chatterbox. Dramatic Club. Debater. Latin Club. Hi-Y girl. Loves Virgil. Lou’s pal. Civic Attitude Award. Great reader. Good dancer. If her dog is around, Betsy’s happiness is assured. JAMES LAWRENCE MacDOWELL Husky. Light brown, unruly hair. Athletically inclined. Full of life and merriment. Basketball manager. Football and track. Contributor to the Ahingtonian. Interested in his studies. Lends his enthusiasm and cheer to Latin, Science, and Camera clubs. Boys’ Hi-Y. Spare time spent in photography. He can write the Wild West fiction. JAMES H. MITCHELL, JR. Jimmy—a quiet fellow, always there at the right time. Member of the Vocational Club. Candidate for basketball and baseball. Likes to read. Dependable. Whenever there was an athletic contest of any kind, Jim could be found rooting for Abington with all his might. Here’s hoping he succeeds in his ambition to work in an office. LEO NI ESSEN, JR. Here’s our editor-in-chief. Dark hair. Blue eyes. Whenever a smile is needed, it will be here. Letterman in track. Dramatic Club. Monogram in football. Writes poetry, although you’d never guess it, and editorials, too. Noel Derby in The Goose Ilangs High. Junior Fourth Estate. Forceful debater. Addressed a student meeting at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention. Dignified. Responsible. An all around good sport. A friend. A gentleman. Humor his most valuable asset. ADOLPH M. LIGHTMAN Busy. Member of the Band and the Orchestra. On the Oracle Staff as circulation manager. Cheerful. Witty. Bustling. Member of the Commercial Club. Fine voice. Member of Glee Club. Took part in the Commercial Club play. Responds to name of Sheik. Loves to play the sax, and peruse books. Has a most distinctive printing hand. The insurance company that claims Adolph is getting a “break.” EDNA MILLER Sweet and lovely. Hi-Y girl. Shining hair. Member of Glee Club. Sang in chorus of Napoleon Naps. Active addition to the French and Dramatic clubs. Always smiling. Capable typist. Genial. Thoughtful. High ambitions,—President Hoover’s private secretary. Good student. MILDRED S. MONTGOMERY Advocate of newest style Parisian haircuts. Attractive. Sweet tempered. The Family Upstairs. Wistful eyes. Carefree and smiling. Dreamer of African jungles. Most courageous. Graceful manipulation of bows and arrows. Vivid imagination. Enjoys changing mind and changing it again. As a plunger into Dark Africa, Monty will make a patient subway rider. Sparkle and charm. Gayety of heart. JACK OSBOURN One to whom fortune herself yields. Humanized lightning. President of class and Student Council. Led Latin Club through successful year as consul. Letterman and four-year player in football and baseball. Captain of “Pill swatting” team! Mischievous eyes. Editor of Ahingtonian. Most versatile. High standing member of Hi-Y and Glee clubs. Charming genius. Vice president of Athletic Association. Supporter of Science Club. Witty pen and tongue. The Goose Ilangs High. Member of the Dramatic Club. Civic Awards have a way of coming to this man of wonders. The OracleDONALD THEODORE OWENS Reddish brown hair. Member of the Abingtonian Staff. Faithful club worker. Attractive personality. President of Math Club. Junior Fourth Estate. Smiling. Trig shark. Active in Glee and Aircraft clubs. Sang in the chorus of El Bandido. As an identity spotter, Don ranks high. Ask Mr. Albright. FLORENCE LOUISE PETERS Nonchalant. Accomplished bookkeeper. “ Parlez-vous” Club. Hidden soul of harmony. A lover of fine arts. Earnest worker in Commercial Club. Experienced exasperating task of letting hair grow. Dramatic Club. Consistent encouragement. Art Club. Talented at dabbing paint. Ruth's willing comrade. As a dress designer, Flossie can better draw pictures to entertain children. Charming willingness and helpfulness. EMMA LOUISE PFLUEGER Tall. Slender. Lustrous brown hair. Always giggling. A regular member of the Honor Roll. Sang in the choruses of Napoleon Naps and El Bandido. A member of the Glee Club. Second Consul of the Latin Club, and an enthusiastic member of that club. An active member of the Dramatic Club. Shorts department of the Oracle. Junior Fourth Estate. Girls’ Hi-Y. A real student. Yet she loves Greenwich Village studios and Broadway buses. CATHLEEN ALICE PUNCH Shy. Likes to help others. Plays tennis and reads many books. Sweet. Very quiet. A true daughter of Ireland. Ambition—to write a book. Familiar with almost every Irish legend known. Has written a few for the Oracle. Destined to become a librarian. or June, 1932 JOHN I.AFERREE PENNOCK Penny. Tall. Amusing. Funny remarks. Interested Science Club member. Dramatic Club. Craves to be a farmer. Loves to hunt. Original odd voice. Did you ever hear him say Raspberries? That’s what Penny is going to grow. ETHEL PEARL PETERSON Dark hair. Brown eyes. Serious. Likes tennis and sewing. Member of Dramatic Club. Art Club and Abingtonian reporter for Library Club. Ambition: to be a dress designer. That’s Eddie. ESTHER MARIE PIERSON “Dame d’ honneur.” Member of “Fair Sister” Club. Peppy and laughing. Secretary of Commercial Club. Feels at home in swimming pool. Accomplished in hieroglyphics called shorthand. Buzzes here and there. Chorus singer in Napoleon Naps and El Bandido. Trips lightly on fantastic toe. Honor roll student. Often seen with tennis racket as Skippy [tops forth on tennis court. Laughing Chatterbox. JOHN EDWARD RAMSEY Tall. Blond. Frank, blue eyes. Gallant-looking. Musical. Played in the band. Won his letter. Wants to play in a large band or orchestra. Interested in sports baseball, tennis, swimming. Ready to help. Always agreeable. Quiet, reserved dignity.ELEANOR REBECCA RICH Peg. Bewitching black eyes. Black, wavy hair. Happy-go-lucky. Liked by everyone. Commercial Club. Capable. Dramatic Club. Willing. Member of the Penn Chorus. Lends a helping hand to those less fortunate. Sunny disposition. Her hobby is swimming and can she swim? Wants to be a private secretary. Her employer will be more than satisfied with her services. MARGARETTA RITCHIE Rich, that quiet dreaming girl. Dark hair. Sweet tempered. Member of the Commercial Club. Spanish Club and Dramatic Club share her talents. But Rich is not passive—Member and manager of class basketball. Played class hockey. Well liked. Helpful. Margaretta makes a lasting impression. A typical Marylander is she with her sweet drawling ways. EILEEN MARGUERITE SANDERSON Friendly, obliging. That’s 'Leen. Always busy. Class hockey. Basketball. Spanish club. Secretary of Commercials . Fluffy hair. Eyes of blue. Motto: Let’s do something.” She does—with Dorothy . ALBERT MARTIN SCHWEIGERT Tall — Serious expression. Found in printing any time. Brown eyes. Vocational Club. Regular fellow. Tells jokes. Likes baseball. Obliging. May be a printing instructor. A good start—a good finish. CLAUDE S. RIEBSAMEN Star Oracle typist. Science, Spanish, Commercial clubs. Junior Fourth Estate. Constantly on Honor Roll. Answers to Sherlock. Hobbies — hiking and fishing. What tales! Great private detective. Hopes to travel, he will. Pet expletive: “Or something.” Pensive blue eyes. His aversion—Library Teas. BERTHA RVAN If woman’s hair is woman’s glory, Bertha certainly has her share. Soft, curling hair—red gold. Eyes like the blue of the ,.ky. Cheerful. Friendly. Sweet smile. Ready giggle. Dramatic Club. Camera Club. French Club. Hobbies—drawing and archery. RUTH MARJORIE SCHAUERMANN Eyes of blue. Shy. Always drawing. Art Club. Likes to read. Member French. Dramatic and Commercial clubs. Never missing when there is work to do. Always with Florence or Louise. A great ambition to go around the world. It will probably be in an airplane. LINFORD SHAFFER Active. Sociable. Tries to aid others. Basketball player. Saxophone player in the Band. Lover of music. Swimming captain and manager. Brings home the “doe”—when he goes hunting. Glee Club member. Always at the Y.M.C.A. Plays in the Orchestra. That’s right, Limp! “Variety is the spice of life.” The Oraclor June, 1932 LILLIAN E. SHANKEN Short. Curly black hair. Quick. Always has something to say. Out for sports. Basketball, Hockey, and Swimming, teams claim her support. Member of Commercial, Dramatic, Glee and Etiquette clubs. High ambition. Hobbies—tennis and swimming. Loves to argue in English class. Wherever you see Boots, you’re sure to see her partner in everything, lovely Esther Pierson. FRANCES JESSIE SLUGG Quiet. Sweet. Commercial Club. Spanish Club. Loves art. Belongs to Art Club. Member of Dramatic Club. Professes to love hiking and fishing. Wants to become a dress designer. Always sketching. Yes, Tess is a happy member of society. BARBARA EDITH STEIN MANN Who’s the girl with the lovely soprano voice? Bobbie, of course. Dark. Mischievous brown eyes. Always smiling. Played forward position in Varsity basketball. Reliable. Girls' Track Team. Chorus in Napo-lean Naps. Zaida, in El Ban-dido. Winsome. Leading lady in Sonia. Capable actress. Member of the Cleveland Octette. Sparkling with life. Soloist in the National High School Chorus. Bobbie’s ambition to become a great operatic star certainly ought to come true. DOROTHY ELIZABETH STUDLEY Sweet. Pleasant. Blue eyes. Brown wavy hair. President of the Arts and Crafts Club. Secretary of the Reading Club. Clear voice. Choral Club. Steadfast. Plays the piano. Loves to read. Penn Chorus. Her bright smile and endless supply of energy will do lots toward making her a good teacher. ANTHONY FRANCIS SIMONE Dark brown waving hair. Attractive olive complexion. Serious countenance. Football and track booster. Has a penchant for Latin, Mathematics, and Science club work. Winner of Legion Honor Medal at Willow Grove High School. Tony is willing to work for years in order to realize his ambition — a retired business man. RUTH ELIZABETH SLUGG Chubby. Jovial. Member Commercial and Spanish clubs. Red-gold hair and red-gold eyes. Amiable. Freckles. Played on class hockey team. Thoroughly enjoys wrestling with pinochle. Odd little sense of humor. NORMA BEATRICE STOCKER Quiet. Dark-haired. A permanent smile. Who? Bea. An excellent typist for the A bingtonian. Conservative. Member of the Dramatic Club. Did you see her clever interview in the Oracle? Member of the Latin Club. Busy. Soft voice. Sociable. Commercial Club booster. She can play the piano. Junior Fourth Estate. Cheerful. Inconspicuous, but always present at the right time. A bright ray of sunshine to every one. INMAN DEAN THARP Dean—that fellow with a wisecrack for every remark. Member of Spanish Club. Laughing. Member of Aviation Club. Member of Science Club. President of Camera Club. Plays tit-tat-toe. Wants to be a chemist. Favorite pastimes— hiking and camping. Singing or rattling a pencil. Talking. Responsible. Good sport. Owns a peach of a bull dog. When are he and Harold far apart?JANE CHARLOTTE THIEROLF Tall. Slender. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Dignified, and pleasant. News writer for Abing-tonian. Junior Fourth Estate. President of Dramatic Club. Vice president of Etiquette Club. Secretary of Girls’ League. Member of Girls’ Hi-Y. Busy. Misses trains to New York. Push cart rides? Cast in three operettas. Maintains high scholastic standing. Cheerful giggle. Four years of service at Abington. ETHEL LEAH UNDERHILL “Empressement.” Demure. Chorus singer in Napoleon Naps, El Bandido and Sonia. Small and smiling. Interesting Abing-tonian writer. Junior Fourth Estate. Practical. Let’s worry, knock again. Twin in The Goose Ilangs High. Artful surf rider at the shore. Latin Club booster. Sociable. Dramatic Club worker. Cheerful eyes. Debates and Debating Club member. Fountain of fun. Choral Club. All around ability. ROBERT VINCENT Tall, serious, assuming responsibility. Participant in baseball. Helpful. Vocational Club member. Energetic. Interested in drafting. Member of Science Club. Considerate in all activities. Member 'of soccer squad. Drawing plans for a new pretzel design. HOWARD FREDERICK VOUCHT Voughty! Leader of Frederick s Caledonians. His adeptness at handicraft secured him wide renown. Senior track man. Received his letter for the Band. Constructed newspaper rack for Journalism Class. Plays at many school functions. Boat racing and building his joys. Has gone far in his realization of being a second Paul Whiteman. HAROLD THOMAS “Amos! a happes cappes and a lawyer!” Here comes Moose, that chemistry whiz. Member of Science, Spanish and Camera clubs. Likes to hunt and fish. Good natured and always laughing. If you see Dean, Harold is not far away. Everybody will remember him with his jokes and laughter. M. DORIS VANSANT Laughing, sparkling Jerry. Delightful sense of humor coupled with lively, dancing brown eyes. Athletic star. Member of Basketball, Track and Tennis teams. Hockey enthusiast, three letters and captaincy. An alert horsewoman. Spirited Galloping Ghost on Thanksgiving Day. Latin Club. Served as Etiquette Club president and Dramatic Club vice president. With such amiability and attractive radiancy, is it any wonder that Jerry has myriads of friends? LILLIAN VOIGT VOLKER Good fun. Alert and wide awake. Blonde. Dagmar in The Goose Ilangs High. Efficient. Successful rebuttal debater. Debating Club member. Member of Student Council and Senate Chamber. Secretary of Latin Club. Attractive. Graceful. Interesting talker. Oracle contributor. Honor roll member. Merry giggle. Hi-Y girl and Latin wizard. Dancer. Dramatic Club fan. As a horseback rider, Lou would make a better mattress tester. Grandmother in Sauce For the Goslings. Charm. DOROTHY GORSUCH WEBB Dignified, dark haired damsel. Pleasant smiles for all. Member of class hockey team. Dangerous sling on hockey field. Sweet tempered. Well liked. Dra-maticClub. Wistful eyes. Loaned aid to Commercial Club. Hesitant manner. Charmingly answers to the name of Dot. Joined ranks of Spanish Club. Dot and Eileen are great pals. Modest. Too young to concentrate on hobbies, ambitions or destiny. The OraclWILLIAM ELLSWORTH WHITE, JR. Bill. Dark. Smiling eyes-Agreeable. A loyal member of the football squad—won his monogram. Vice president of the Science Club. Hardworking member of the Spanish Club. Interested in Aircraft Club. Member of the Student Council. Likes mathematics. Ambition —to be an architect. A good all-round sport. PAUL WELLINGTON WILLIAMS “Howdy,” and with a nod, Paul passes you. Light hair. Cheerful. Played in the Band. Received three letters in soccer. Plays baseball. Science Club. Vocational Club. Editorial writer. Besides all this Paul finds time for his hobbies—golf, parties, and chemistry. Spends a lot of time in the lab. Certainly Paul’s four years at Abington have not been wasted. JOHN C. VERGER Tall. Likable. Soccer candidate. Laughing brown eyes. Ambitious. Good student. Miler in track. Mischievous. Persistent. Member of Math and Science clubs. Makes many friends. Likes boats. A great fellow. THEODORE HORACE BROWN Theodore came to us from Park School. Always ready to lend a helping hand. Sonorous voice. Interested in golf and most of all, art. Wants to concentrate talents on wood-carving and painting. An active member of the Art Club. Public speaking class. A gentleman. OLIVIA VALLORIA GASSOWAY Four years a member of the Spanish Club. A member of the Dramatic Club in her senior year. Ambition is to be a physical education teacher or a musical instructor. Care-free Midge. Enthusiastic follower of all sports. Participates as well. A sunny air. LAWRENCE NATHANIEL YOST, JR. Science Club. A real Kimberley in The Goose Hangs High. Sports department of the Oracle. Junior Fourth Estate. Has served as treasurer, vice president, and president of the Vocational Club. The football squad — won his monogram. Ably filled the positions of manager and assistant manager of the baseball team. Likes fast music. Wants to become a sports writer. When it comes to interviewing Connie Mack— ask Lawrence. ECSTASY Oh radiant rose and fair, why are you sad? Why do you mourn? Yesterday you were glad. I envied each thorn on that slender stem And thanked the Lord for His most precious gem. Lift weary head and answer, I implore. The birds miss your sweet nod, they sing no more. Forgive. I understand, your grief is great— She smiled, but only when it was too late. Marcella Fischer, '32. r June, 1932What’ s in a Name? As we were Ambler ing along, over the rocky Craig, Cutting our way Under hill and over dale, accompanied by our Huntsman, we met Davison with Henry's little Ramsey, a Lamb. As we lifted our Brauer skyward, we saw the Graf Zeppelin, Pierson its Broad head through the White clouds. Hoose should we see leaning over the rail but Benninghoff, Mitchell and Clayton, who were escaping over the Borda, Rich with Greenbacks, which they were Given to Judge Cuthbertson for having Sluggs to Foyle the government. “ Kauff, mann, ” I said to Niessen who was the Krier, ” or we shall be Leight on getting Punch at Montgomery’s dance. Fincke of all the people we shall know Cummings there. ” Bo the of us Sclmeigert in to the dance and said to the Hicks, “Iloopes my dear, we have Pen nock ing at the Dorsey. We are not very Richie but we have Simone. “Soon we were Shanken hands with the Sons of Peter, Ander, John, and Sander. Harkins! the music! Ervin if we are not Ryan time, we Enley missed a little bit. Soon we had all the maidens at our Beck and call, including Browne, Bice, Bertoletle, Riebsamen. Carrell's Orchestra was play- FantasticS—{Continued from page 16) helm is Bill Bixler. There Jim McKenna teaches the art of equestrienne control. Old Bill certainly is in his glory now. But another building looms up. It is the Correspondence School of Secretarial Studies, directed by Adelaide Pennock and Juliana Polak. And as if to defy it, across the street stands a school building among whose faculty are Dorothea Prinzhorn, professor of Deutsch, and Helen Camp-1 ell, scholarly English and French instructor. Yes, sir, keen competition these days! Next we come to the offices of Janet Basney and Ethlyn Cowell, co-authors of e e © ing the number, “Os bourn Lucky, on Bustard instruments. During the intermission, we played Beans bag with Beale and Cardillo. DeFlavis saw Vansant alone and kept Egner on until she finally danced with him. “Fill up the Stein, man, in a toast to MacDowell, Pflueger, and Studley, chaperones of the dance and Cassoway. ” At 11:30 Tharp, we said to belle Volker, “ Williams go home with us?” “I will if you take me to Bushnell's for Crispin Burgess doughnuts. ” “A Light, man I said as I climbed in to Vincent's hack. Soon we were caught in our fair damsel’s Webb. “Stock er'', I cried as we almost skidded into a graveyard wall. What a close Shafferl Yumpin Yimini, a Yost. Thier olf the sheet, Yerger the wig off and see who it is. ” It was Thomas and we told him not to try to Ful mor people. “A Schauer, mann! Back to the car or we shall get wet. ” Around that time we saw a Brown Fox in front of the Miller owned by a nearby Fischer. “We have bored you enough. Home, Jones ” William Kuhn, '33 Leo Niessen, Jr., '32 the book “Household Economics, Discussed and Analyzed.” (Mother’s little helpers.) And now we come to the end of our trip, and a fine place to end. There next to the corner is Bill Hickman and Scoots Brackin-ridge’s sporting goods store; and on the corner—you may have three guesses—no, •—no; why, it’s Charles Croney and Archie Haines’ “De Luxe, Ultra Moderne Soliciting House of Drugs and Supplies”. How’s that for a stop off at the end of our trip? (That name's enough to stop anything.) And—so—we—leave—you. (Sniff, sniff; and a gulp or two.) Franklin Nunnamaker, '32. 32 The OracleAfter February e e « Trials and Tribulations of a Post-Graduate NOT satisfied with four years of trouble and despondency, some graduates return to their darling Alma Mater for an extra sentence (commonly called a Post-Graduate Course). Oh me and oh my!—such troubles as never before were realized. First: Slap—over into the Amendment— I mean Annex—we are sent. Of course, we have musical entertainment once in a while, but even at that, it isn’t such a swellegant place. Next we are stripped of all locker keys. Just to think—to have to leave those keys we carried about, cared for, and nursed through sickness for four (or more) whole years. Oh, how shall we ever live through it? Still, we do discover new lands at the bottom of our lockers. No, I don’t mean mud; I mean forgotten objects of varied sort. In addition to this misery, we cannot hold offices in clubs. All our Parliamentary Procedure learned for naught. Even sports are exluded. School plays and the operetta must struggle along without our experienced aid. Oh, yes! We’re allowed to run for buses. If a ban were placed on that, I think the P. G.’s would turn Bolsheviki. A revolution would occur, that’s certain. But to offset this consolation and add to the other disconsolations is the fact that we are expected to work hard on our lessons. But, folks, you have no idea of how it feels not to have to worry about your marks. You see, credits don’t bother you now, because you possess that paper that proclaims to all the world your superiority as a high school graduate. Why, who knows but what that diploma might some day make little Willie President of the United States of America? (That’s what we want to find out—who knows—do you know of any one who knows?) Freedom from worry about marks does not permit the possession of red marks, however. No indeed,!! Nor does it prevent teachers from keeping you after school, bless their hearts! (Gr-r-r-r, etc.) Of course we are still privileged to buy tickets for plays and whatnots continually in procedure. It’s true, though, that they now have lost their pep without our guidance and participation. Boy, were we good? Just ask us! Why when we played those leading roles to packed houses, here and abroad—I mean in the high school auditorium, for perhaps five minutes after the curtain rose, we waited for the applauding to cease so we could start. Gee but those were the days! Of course, there was no depression, but even now there is no such thing as applause. Well, now we’re P. G.’s. Once in a while we learn something from our classes. But that’s to be expected, somewhat. Why nobody could go to class every day without learning something. We know from experience. Haven’t we been here four years? (Not for years; four (4) years.) Of course, some of the brighter ones learn a bit more and they take State Scholarship exams. But I am speaking of the average Post-Graduate. After all, though, we have had four years of fun together and would like four more. But one-half will have to suffice. Besides, if it wasn’t for the depression, half of us would get a job and forget the extra half-year. Just think of the troubles we would miss as a P. G. Bother those we would run into at work. Being a Post-Grad isn’t as bad as it sounds, however. All you have to do is be extra good all around and you come through somehow. If not, you’ll be through—by request! Franklin Nunnamakf.r, ’32. For June, 1932 33THE JUNIOR FOURTH ESTATE Publications Honor Society and Publicity GroupTHE SENIOR B CLASS c e e May Time Reward Them May time reward them— Those who were brave. Those who had courage, Those their lives gave! The martyr, his purpose; The hero, his fame; The artist, his beauty; The unknown, a name. May mothers be given All honor supreme; The athlete, his glory; The poet, his dream. May time reward them— Those who were brave. Those who had courage, Those their lives gave! 35 Joe Dickel, '32.THE JUNIOR A CLASS THE JUNIOR B CLASSTHE SOPHOMORE A CLASS 37 THE SOPHOMORE B CLASSTHE FRESHMAN A CLASS 38 THE FRESHMAN B CLASSIn Grecian Pisa © The Cradle of Olympics MANY years before the Peloponnesian people recorded their history, Grecian lovers of sport and fair play began a movement that has lasted through the ages—vied with the glory of the Roman Empire, slumbered through the Dark Ages, stretched itself during the Renaissance, and awoke to renewed activity in the present age. In Grecian Pisa, under the wooded Mount of Cronus, in the angle formed where the river Cladeus flows into the Alpheus, lies the sacred grove of Olympia. To this beautiful spot the people of Peloponnesus flocked each year to observe the festivities and foot races held there in honor of their chief god, Zeus. But now come the neighboring men of Elis, led by Pheidon, king of Argos, who has set his heart on the control of this festival. Perhaps the conquest of the people of Peloponnesus by Pheidon is a fortunate one, for he adds to the events the arts of boxing and wrestling. Gradually the fame of the splendid festival is spreading to the farthest parts of Greece, victors’ names are recorded, and, after the seventh century B.C., the people even reckon their chronology by the recurrence of the Olympian games—each four years between the games comprising an Olympiad. In spite of the fact that philosophers discourage the Olympian games, claiming that the contestants “are of no use in peace, for not their minds but their bodies have been trained; are of no use in war, for their training is so one-sided that they soon break down if they attempt military service,” spectators and contestants come from all the states of Greece to enjoy the wonderful festivities which now include running, boxing and wrestling, leaping, hurling the javelin and discus, horse-and chariot-racing, and literature and oratory. © © During the month of the Olympian games, Grecian people think that their state is invulnerable, and all its tribes observe a sacred truce so that the varied people gather on the first day of the festivities, resplendent in their finest robes of gaudy colors, chattering gaily with those with whom they fought before. Suddenly all is quiet. The priests solemnly enter and perform the religious rites to Zeus, calling him to witness the festivities held in his honor. The judges enter to take their oaths to judge fairly, followed by the contestants who must swear that they have been training faithfully, that they are free from civic or personal disgrace, that they are freeborn Greeks of pure, unmixed blood and that they will participate fairly. Then occur the thrilling events—the runner collapses as he crosses the mark, the boxer gives not up until he falls in a faint, the chariot races with the crowds yelling for more speed, more thrills, more death. The contests have been a picturesque and colorful sight, but even more interesting are the honors that are bestowed on the one who has been successful in winning the crown of sacred laurel. He leads the parade that marches through the city streets shouting his praise. Friends give splendid banquets in honor of the victor. Messengers herald the mime of the winner throughout all parts of the state. The victor, dressed in a purple robe, is driven home in a luxurious chariot drawn by four pure-white horses. A huge following accompanies the victor, shouts: “What need of walls of defense for a city that has such men as he, ” and tears down a portion of the city wall, over the ruins of which the horses prance to the home of the victor. Archie M. Haines, ’32. 40 The OracleOlympics of the Mind Debating—a Friend of Philosophy PRIMARILY, “Olympics” implies athletics. Let us, however, remember that the originators of these famous spectacles, the Greeks, were an educated and intellectual people. They strove after perfection—perfection of the mental powers of the human being no less than of the physical. Their conception of athletic games as the means of developing toward perfection the strength and beauty of the body is paralleled by their conception of academic pursuits as the means of unfolding and realizing the power of the human intellect. The success achieved by the Greeks in their philosophy proves that the same vigorous principles they applied to athletic endeavor were present in their mental activities. Although debating may be obliged to surrender to philosophy the honor of being the highest of intellectual pursuits, it is, nevertheless, one of the most vigorous of mental processes. Involving the comprehensive sciences of logic, literary technique, and elocution, debating calls into play and trains all the powers of the brain. What athletics does for the body, debating may be made to do for the mind. The comparison goes further, for intensive training and study is as necessary to one as to the other. Form, the all-important consideration in athletics, must be carefully observed by the debater. The most apt student of logic must learn to conquer undesirable mannerisms, to perfect his delivery. Naturally, he must be taught the importance of form and organization in preparing his arguments. Competition is a cardinal factor of both debating and athletics. The desire to excel stands foremost in both activities. With- out the zest of competition, neither would merit nor invite the attention it now receives. Further, we may note that each develops in its exponents the desirable attributes of poise, clear thinking, and self reliance. Debating is serving the same purpose to the cause of world peace as are the athletic Olympics. The outstanding reason for reviving the old games was the hope that international relations might be made smoother. That misunderstanding of the foreigner and racial prejudice have been diminished by the wholesale athletic contacts, of the Olympics is the earnest belief of the nations continuing the games. And now somewhat the same function has been performed by the “exchanging” of debates between colleges of our country and those of Great Britain. Each year Oxford and Harvard, for example, meet in forensic controversy. Thus, in debating, we find a bond to strengthen the tie among English speaking peoples. Of importance much less, but yet significant, is our Suburban Debate League. Its activities, primarily interschool debates, complement the services of suburban school athletics in replacing clannishness and narrowmindedness with good will and understanding. In the light of the facts that debating is to the mind what athletics is to the body, that the same world service may be performed by the first as by the second, that debating is in harmony with the Greek conception of mental and physical en-deaver—Resolved: That debating is the Olympic of the mind. Mark T. Deibler, Jr., '32. For June, 1932 41Athletics and Life e 6 © “ This they all with a joyful mind Bear through life like a torch in flame, And falling, fling to the host behind’ ‘Play up! play up! and play the game!” PLAY the game! There you have the finest lesson that participation in sports can teach. It is a lesson that all must learn who are really to enjoy living—the athlete’s advantage is that he learns it while he is young. We play the game, first of all, because it is fun. High school athletics bring many happy hours of sport, interesting associations, and lasting friendships. But behind the thrilling games that the spectator sees, there are long hours of steady, grinding practice. The Varsity man knows the plugging it takes to develop skill and team work. He also knows the thrill of achievement. But the scrub—the one who doesn’t start with the natural ability that belongs to so many athletes—the one who grinds day after day, knowing that in all likelihood he’ll be sitting on the bench in the big games. Why does he do it? Because he loves the game. And when the season is over, when, finally, school athletics are over, scrub and Varsity man have both had the same experiences to teach them the rules of the game. Perhaps the scrub knows a little bit better how to smile in defeat, and the Varsity man how to be generous in victory, but life will even that up as the two go on, playing the game. The coach tells each the truth about his playing and about his mental and moral attitude. What the coach doesn’t tell him, his team mates will. Besides this, the athlete learns to judge himself—his endurance, his qualities of sportsmanship. The truth he learns may hurt, but knowing and facing it, the athlete can root out the faults and build himself a stronger body and a finer character. It is because of this frank, truthful attitude among athletes that some of the finest, most enduring friendships are formed by contacts in sports. One can’t always win. Theathlete learns that early. But he doesn’t let it go at that. His sports have taught him always to do his best, so that he need never be ashamed in defeat. They have also taught him to profit by his mistakes and to keep on trying—keep on practicing, until his best is good enough to achieve his goal. For in the eyes of the rest of the world, although the effort may be praised, it is only the achievement that counts. Life is pictured as a game, but times come when the game turns into a grim battle, when a man stands alone, his team mates fallen somewhere behind. Whatever his goal, it rests with him to attain it. Athletics has taught him to take his knocks and keep going; athletics has taught him the value of steady plugging; athletics has taught him, in a crisis, to throw all his remaining strength into one final spurt that will carry him over. It is then that he realizes the supreme value of his long training. He knows he can if he will because he has learned to play the game. Betty Mansfield, ’32. ▲ A A 42 The OracleFrom Lake Placid to California Los Angeles Plays Host THIS year, when the tenth Olympiad is attracting the attention of the world’s outstanding athletes, the American public is again beginning to consider athletics in terms of international supremacy. The ultimate goal of the Olympic games is, of course, to recapture the development attained by the ancient Greeks in their games at Olympia, and to foster international harmony through the medium of athletics. We, as Americans, have our own highly developed ideals in sports competition. Secondary schools throughout the country begin the work of organized athletics, and high schools and colleges carry it on, raising the position of the athlete to a place in the sun. While some educators still cry overemphasis, our educational institutions are turning out a class of men to have lived the axiom, “the survival of the fittest,” in their world of sport. Some of the greater athletes go on into Olympic competition. Consequently in the nine Olympiads held since 1896, the United States has always won first honors. Yes, athletics in schools and colleges is receiving the utmost backing, financially and morally, but we as a nation and as individuals seem no worse off. As a result of the Winter Olympics held at Lake Placid, this year, the United States gained supremacy in speed skating, through the work of Jack Shea and Irving Jaffee, and bobsledding, through the daredevil rides of the Stevens brothers. Now all eyes are turned to the West, for in July, 1932, Los Angeles will be the scene of the Olympic games. In the suburbs of that city, a town of about 3,000 inhabitants has sprung up almost overnight. Olympic Village is the headquarters and residence of athletes, coaches, and trainers from all parts of the world, here for the games. This village is to the west of Los Angeles, overlooking the Pacific, convenient for the athletes who are making use of ome sixteen different stadia and training fields. There are two-room houses, each accommodating four men, and an administration building and dining hall. The feminine athletes and their group will live in the residence halls of the University of Southern California. The Los Angeles Coliseum has been enlarged to seat 125,000 persons, more than have ever been seated in one structure before. Around the spacious playing field is the famous quarter-mile track, made of special resilient clay, reputed to make the fastest running surface in the world. To one side of the 220-yard straightaway, and inclosing all the field, is the mighty stadium rising to a tremendous height. In these surroundings the prize athletes of the world will play games and run races, always striving to set up a new record that will remain invulnerable. When the colorful “parade of the nations” officially opens the 1932 games, representatives from sixty-five competing countries are going to swing into action. The athletes bearing the Stars and Stripes are indeed a promising group, although most of them are young and some a bit “green”. Olympic year is always the signal for the rise of record breakers, and 1932 is proving no exception. Ben Eastman, Stanford’s great middle-distance runner, has proved his worth only within the last year, and yet on him rests the great responsibility of Olympic competition. Bullet Bob Kiesel, of the University For June, 1932 43of California, is another youngster who will probably do great things in the 100 and 220 dashes. From the East conies a great miler, Gene Venzke. Wykoff, at present the “world’s fastest human,” will be there, as will Barney Berlinger, decathlon Olympia Returns e Long Live Greece THE modern revival of the European Olympic games was due largely to the efforts of a Frenchman, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The Baron, believing that athletics should play a large part in world activities, banded together a number of interested individuals to form an international athletic commission. At the first meeting, held in Paris in 1895, it was decided that the object of the newly-organized unit was to reestablish the most important of the ancient Greek festivities which centuries before had been celebrated at Olympia. The next step was to arrange for a series of athletic contests to be held every four years at a place designated by the governing committee. The initial project of the commission was successfully carried out the following year when the first games in the modern series were held at Athens. It is interesting to note that the contests were held in a new stadium with seats of Pentelic marble, erected on the site of the Athenian stadium. The announcement that the royal family of Greece was to participate in the events, coupled with the fact that the king of that country was to present the awards, did much to bring the Olympics before the public eye. An enthusiastic world awaited the results. An even more enthusiastic world looked forward with keenest of anticipation for the next contest and enthusiastically prepared for it. In short, the Olympics had revolutionized athletics throughout the 44 star from the University of Pennsylvania. The United States teams, fighting in their own back yard, must acquit themselves nobly, as examples of the high ideals of American sportsmanship. John J. Jarvis, Jr., ’32. © e entire of Europe; it was already achieving its aim of raising sports to a point where it attracted young men and women more because of the urge of clean competition than through the prospect of monetary reimbursement. In answer to the claim that since the war the Olympics have degenerated into a money-making enterprise, it should be remembered that they have already achieved their prime aim, of fostering international peace and promoting sectional friendship through the medium of sports. This has been true in Europe even more so than in our own country. American ideals in athletics have gradually deviated from the generally accepted precedent. European ideals have, on the other hand, more or less marked time with the maxim set forth by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in a letter which he circulated to the governing bodies of sports in which he observed: “Before all things it is necessary that we should preserve in sports those characteristics of nobility and chivalry which have distinguished it in the past so that it may continue to play to the same part in the education of the peoples of today as it played so admirably in the days of ancient Greece. Imperfect humanity has ever tended to transform the Olympic athlete into the paid gladiator. But the two things are incompatible. We must choose between one formula and the other. ” Robert H. McIntire, ’32.Block by Maud AndersonTHE FOOTBALL TEAM Football ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1931, the odor of benzine ushered in another football season at Abington High School. The members of the 1931 squad, eighty-nine fellows in all, were getting ready “to lick their weight in wildcats. ” Soon the blister and sore muscle stage was passed and hopes began to soar. They were well-founded hopes as one may deduce from the following review of the season: September 25 Olney Easily Outclassed. A newly organized team from Philadelphia failed to afford much opposition to the Ghosts. Scrubs had a good day’s workout. Score, 33-0. A October 2—Ridley Park Shows Pluck. Ridley Park offered stubborn opposition to all the ground attacks of the Maroon and White. But when the Ghosts took to the air, they soon paved the way for two touchdowns. Score, 15-0. October 9- Upper Darby Whitewashed. A beautiful aerial attack swept the Upidahs right off their feet. The first tally was hung up in the first few minutes of play. Score, 32-0. A October 16—Chester Outstyled. Although Chester bristled up on several occasions, this was a complete walk-away. While the orange-clad boys were rolling in the dust, forward passes sent the ball over for six Abington touchdowns. Score, 39-0. A October 23 Wilmington Journeys for Naught. The Delawares were put to sea without much ado. As usual, the Maroon forward-passing game played a big part in rolling up the total. Score, 32-0. A October 31 Lower Merion Our Waterloo. The Main Liners have a bad habit of shattering Abington’s football hopes. The Ghosts’ forwardpassing attack was silenced. They failed to develop that scoring punch. Score, 0-6. (Please turn to page 53) 46THE HOCKEY TEAM 47 THE SOCCER TEAMtup: GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM 48 THE BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAMTHE GIRLS’ SWIMMING TEAM 49 THE BOYS’ SWIMMING TEAMTHE BASEBALL TEAM THE BOYS’ TRACK TEAM 50THE GIRLS’ TENNIS TEAM 51 THE BOYS’ TENNIS TEAMTHE CHEEK LEADERS 52 THE ATHLETIC COUNCILHOCKEY , » » October 1, 1931—Hard Fight Ends in Swarth-more Victory. A splendid fight against the difficult Swarthinore team. A good start for the season on our own home field. Score, 1-2. ▲ October 5, 1931—Morrisville Forfeits to Abing-ton. An empty hockey field meets the Abington hockeyists. The girls have a nice view of the countryside, mostly from the bus. Score, 1-0. ▲ October 15, 1931 Abington Wins at Doyles-town. A slow game till late second half. Score, 4-2. ▲ October 22, 1931 Abington Lassies Held by Ambler. Ambler holds Maroon and White to a tie on the home field. Score, 1-1. A October 28, 1931—Abington Surprises the Powerful Springfield Team. Our hockey maids show Springfield how to play. The most beautiful game up to date and it would have to be away. Score, 3-1. ▲ November 4, 1931—Maroon and White Maids Shut Cut Bristol. A good game on Abington’s field ends well for our maidens. Score, 2-0. ▲ November 12, 1931—The Hockey Maids Fut Another in the Bag for Abington at Lans-dale. A nice game brings another victory to Abington. Slim center stars with all three tallies. Score, 3-0. ▲ November 19, 1931 A Muddy Field Aids Neither Side. A game in the wet ends in a scoreless tie at Jenkin-town. Score, 0-0. ▲ November 24, 1931—Final Game Ends in a Loss for Abington on Own Field. Cheltenham noses Abington out for coveted win. Score, 1-2. Betty Snyder, ’34, Football » » » (Continued from page 46) November 6—Jenkintown Wilts. Caught in the backwash! The boys were out for sweet revenge on somebody, and Jenkintown consequently took a sound beating. Score, 39-0. ▲ November 13 Radnor Gets the Air. The Friday thirteenth bugaboo, combined well with the furious attack of the Maroon and White from Abington to send Radnor's hopes down a few notches. Score, 20-0. ▲ November 26—Chelts Our Turkey! The Panthers’ big chance gone again. But wait til! next year! Two long runs by Abington’s flashy halfbacks provided the sparkling moments for the Turkey-Day set-to. Score, 19-0. © © And then came some real football news. Abington was chosen to represent the Philadelphia sections in a Charity football game with East Side High School of Fairmont, West Virginia. The team left on Thanksgiving afternoon by motorbus, spending the night in Hagerstown, Maryland. The next day they pulled into Mannington, West Virginia, at 3:00 o’clock. On Saturday, November 28, the game was played in a field more like a cranberry bog than a football gridiron. But the Ghosts were not to be stopped by mere mud. They wallowed their way through the East Side team for four touchdowns, emerging victorious, 25-0. The triumphant gridmen returned to Abington on Tuesday to be announced Old York Road Champions for the fourth consecutive year. Robert Bertoleite, ’32. John J. Jarvis, Jr., ’32. 53SOCCER » » » Abington Soccermen Tie Germantown in Opener. At home. The Maroon’s one goal lead is lost in the third quarter when the visitors tie the score. Score, 1-1. September 2?, 1931. ▲ Maroon Booters Outplay Frankford in Deadlock. After a long and hard-fought battle, Abington manages to hold the visitors to a tie. Score, 1-1. September 29, 1931. ▲ First League Game Ends in Third Tie of Season. Played at home through rain and mud. Neither Chester nor Abington can chalk up more than one goal apiece. Score, 1-1. October 8, 1931. A Lower Merion Tied in Close Contest with Maroon Booters. Abington’s booters fail to overcome the invaders’ two goal lead, but manage to run into a deadlock. Score, 2-2. October 13, 1931. A Simon Gratz Ends String of Ties. City team proves too powerful for Maroon contingent. Score, 3-2. October 15, 1931. A Tying Streak Overcome as Upidahs Win, 3-1. The strong Blue and Golds overcome the Maroons for their first defeat of the season. At home. Score, 1-3. October 20, 1931. George School Downs Abington Soccerites. On the Newtowners’ field, the Maroons again meet defeat. Score, 0-2. October 23, 1931. A Abington Soccerites Victorious over Haverford. With a sensational last quarter rally, the Maroons win at Abington. Score, 2-1. October 29, 1931. A Northeast Catholic Downs Maroons. Northeast's strong eleven know they have been through a battle when they win on the Maroons’ field. Score, 0-4. Tue. November 3, 1931. A Election Day Tilt Again Goes to Upper Darby. The Blue and Golds emerge from the fray, leading, after a hard-fought game played through strong winds, at Upper Darby. Score, 0-3. Nov. 6, 1931. A Main Liners Overcome Abington Soccermen. On their home field, the Maroons almost have another tie, but a late Lower Merion score ends the game in the visitors’favor. Score, 1-2. Nov. 10, 1931 A Maroon Booters Defeat Haverford Clan. Finish league schedule with best played game of season. Score 4-0. November 12, 1931. A Soccerites Finish Season by Defeating Overbrook. Only one tally is needed to down the visitors in the final fray, at home. Score, 1-0. Nov. 23, 1931. Jack Brownlee, ’33. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL » » » THE Abington girls closed a most successful basketball season with a record of eight victories and a single defeat. 1931-1932 will be remembered as one of the best seasons the Maroon girls have had in their mid-winter sports. A 40-27 victory over Chester on the home floor opened the team’s prosperous season on January 6. A still heavier defeat of Jenkintown, 51-14, at home, on January 12 followed. Norristown reversed the winning streak on their own floor, January 18, with a 31-14 victory over Abington. Cheltenham met a 43-27 defeat at the hands of their arch-rival, at Cheltenham, on January 25. The Lansdale six fell before the Maroon attack on the Highland floor on February 2, 29-7. Abington destroyed Conshohocken's and Ambler’s victorious expectations with a 48-13 defeat on February 9, at home, and a 47-21 defeat, away, on February 16. Jenkintown, on their own floor, on February 23, went down under the Maroon’s second assault, 27-18. The Springfield game exhibited some fine team work, on Abington’s floor, March 4. Our girls conquered Springfield, 21-14, and ended a hard, triumphant season. Helen L. Campbell, ’32. 54 The OracleBOYS’ BASKETBALL December 18, 1931—Abington Beats Chester. Abington's basketball team opens the season with a well-earned victory on the enemy’s floor. Score, 28-22. ▲ December 22, 1931 Abington Takes Over the Faculty. Faculty isn’t good enough to stop the Varsity’s winning streak on the home floor. Score, 41-23. ▲ January 8, 1932 Abington Loses to Upper Darby. Abington drops the first game of the season in a close contest at A. II. S. Score, 18-23. ▲ January 12, 1932—Haverford Lowers Abington. Haverford uses lots of power to defeat the inexperienced Abington team on the winner’s floor. Score, 20-31. ▲ January 15, 1932—Simon Gratz Takes Over Abington. Highly touted city team barely noses out Abington with a last minute shot on the Maroon’s floor. Score, 17-19. ▲ January 22, 1932 Abington Beats Cheltenham. Abington breaks her losing streak at Cheltenham’s expense on the home floor. Score, 30-23. ▲ January 26, 1932—Abington Trips Lower Merion. It has taken a long time but Abington finally beats Lower Merion in basketball in a close game at Lower Merion. Score, 13-12. January 29, 1932—Norristown Takes Abing-ton’s Measure. The Ghosts lose a tough one on their home floor to the County-seaters in an extra-period tilt. Score, 30-31. ▲ February 2, 1932—Abington Again Defeats Chester. Abington shows superiority over Chester in an afternoon home game. Score, 28-21. ▲ February 5, 1932—Upper Darby Bows to Abington. Abington visits Upper Darby and plays a good second half to win with ease. Score, 24-16. ▲ February 9, 1932—Haverford Jolts Abington. Haverford shows its right to the championship by a second victory over the Maroon and White at Abington. Score, 24-28. ▲ February 23, 1932—Lower Merion Trounces Abington. Abington is bearded on its own floor by the Main Liners despite a last-minute rally. Score, 15-18. ▲ February 26, 1932 Abington Wins over Norristown. Extra-period contests seems to be in order when these two teams meet. Abington wins one on the Norristown floor. Score, 26-24. A March 1, 1932—Abington Winds Up Season With Win over Jen kin town. Jack Davison is only regular to play his last game and contributes heavily to the extra period victory on the Towners’ floor. Score, 22-20. James MacDowell, ’32. Boys’ Swimming Schedule Jan. 14—Upper Darby..............Lost, 26-40 Jan. 21—Norristown...............Lost, 10-50 Jan. 28—Haverford.................Won, 43-23 Girls’ Swimming Schedule Jan. 20—Norristown..............W’on, 50-16 Jan. 29—Cheltenham..............Lost, 25-30 Feb. 23—Haverford...............Lost, 24-44 May 25—Cheltenham................Won, 33-20 For June, 1932 55Boys' Tennis Schedule April 29—Upper Darby..................Home May 12—Lower Merion...................Home May 16—Pottstown......................Home May 18—Radnor.........................Away May 20—Lansdowne......................Away May 24—Norristown.....................Away May 25—Ridley Park....................Away May 27—Cheltenham.....................Away June 2—Haverford......................Home Baseball Schedule April 5—Haverford.....................Home April 8—Radnor........................Home April 12 -Cheltenham..................Away April 15—Doylestown...................Away April 19—Lower Merion.. ..............Home April 22—Jenkintown...................Away April 26—Upper Darby..................Away April 29—Alumni.......................Home May 3—Norristown......................Away Boys' Track Schedule April 29—Penn Relays April 30—Penn Relays May 4—Radnor........................Radnor May 7—Bethlehem Relays...........Bethlehem May 11—Ridley Park....................Home May 14—Villanova Scholastics.....Villanova Girls’ Track Schedule May 11—Norristown...............Norristown June 6—Lansdale Dramatic Calendar October 23, 24 The Wedding The Boor Where the Cross is Made Alumni—Scholarship Fund November 25 Sauce for the Goslings Public Speaking Class—Thanksgiving program December 18, 19 The Goose Hangs High Senior Class—For Year Book Fund February 26, 27 A Doll’s House Faculty Troupe—Scholarship Fund Girls’ Tennis Schedule April 29—Upper Darby.................Away May 6—Radnor.........................Home May 10—Ridley Park...................Home May 20—Lansdowne.....................Home May 24—Norristown....................Home May 27—Cheltenham....................Home June 2—Lower Merion..................Away J une 9—Lansdale.....................Away May 6—Temple High....................Home May 10—Haverford.....................Away May 17—Cheltenham....................Home May 20—Germantown....................Home May 24—Lower Merton..................Away May 27—Overbrook.....................Home May 31—Upper Darby...................Home June 3—Jenkintown....................Home June 7—Norristown....................Home May21—District Meet.................U.D. May 28—Perkiomen Interscholastics.Altoona June 1—Triangular Meet.........Cheltenham June 4—Suburban Meet...........Norristown June 6—Ambler......................Ambler May 18—Triangular Meet........Springfield Home April 8 and May 4 The Family Upstairs Dramatic Club—Footlights and Welfare April 13 Golden Doom Junior Dramatic Club—Experience April 20 A Roman Wedding Latin Club—Atmosphere April 29, 30 Nothing but the Truth Alumni—Scholarship Fund May 13, 14 Sonia Combined Music Clubs- ClevelandTripAbington High School Parent-Teacher Association To shape the characters of boys and girls by developing desirable attitudes and ideals and by fostering a well-rounded program of student activities.’’ ■ ♦ OUR PROGRAM DURING the past two years, the program, based on Parental Education, has been furthered by the securing of capable and well known speakers who have introduced a wide range of educational subjects for the consideration of every person interested in the high school. The continuation of theScholarshipand of extra-curricular awards is the basis of our numerous activities. Plans for the ensuing year are already under way. Can we count on your support? ♦ ♦ Abington High Parent-Teacher Association—Interested in Every High School Activity.THE ORACLE STAFF 60 THE ABINGTON1AN STAFFSENIOR A PLAY CAST 62 SENIOR B PLAY CASTTHE SENIOR DRAMATIC CLUB 63 THE JUNIOR DRAMATIC CLUB64 THE BOYS’ GLEE CLUBTHE CLEVELAND OCTETTE Participants in National High School Chorus at Cleveland, April 8, 1932 THE BAND 65The Abingtonian HAD King Solomon lived today, there is no doubt that his first words, upon waking up every Thursday afternoon from his customary nap, would have been— “Servant, go fetch me my Abingtonian”. For, as you remember, Solomon was a wise man, and, having this wisdom, he would of course know that there is no other more lively, more up-to-date, more interesting little school newspaper than our good old Abingtonian. My how we are irritated when it does not appear at its regular time each week. The poor innocent Abingtonian representatives have to suffer scorn and reproach, harsh words, and bitter denunciation for not producing. But that just goes to show how much it means to you. Then the staff members are inspired to do more and more. Of course you know that not all the material is the work of the staff—anybody may contribute—the Abingtonian welcomes this, because it makes the paper that much more representative of the students. Take, for instance, the forum; every other week a subject of importance and interest to the school and students is discussed by students in this forum. In this way, the opinions of pupils not on the staff are given fair consideration and many ideas owe their beginning to this column of the Abingtonian. Vivid news write-ups; pointed editorials; spicy comment in the “This and That” column; poetry—bright and original; clever cuts and as a sure cure for the blues, the “Snaps and Shots”! These are some of the reasons why the Abingtonian is climbing higher and higher in the affections of A. H. S. students and in the respect of other schools. Honors have come to the Abingtonian from various Press Associations, not the highest, but many of which we are proud. What we are most proud of and what we consider our highest honor is the response from the students, their staunch loyalty, their sturdy support of our paper under adverse conditions. Jack Osbourn, ’32. Sonia THREE acts of rhythmic and tuneful music, clever dialogue and laugh-producing comedy scenes—this in brief summarizes the production of “Sonia,” staged by the music department. The story begins on the campus of one of our modern American colleges and from there proceeds to far-off Russia, the land of revolts and evil-plotting Bolshevists. Sonia, the queen of the campus, in search of her father, a Russian nobleman, who was imprisoned during the Revolution, resolved to go to Russia to find him. Barbara Steinmann is responsible for the fine portrayal of Sonia. Her pleasing soprano voice and polished acting gained great favor with the large audiences. Eddie Givens ably took the masculine lead as the college football hero, Pat Dunn. His harmonious baritone voice and affable personality were sufficient to win the heart of Sonia. Another colorful romance held sway throughout the story. Edith Hoffman, as a pretty Irish co-ed, and Roy Huntsman as a snappy cheer leader were successful in their duet and solo work. Beulah Gar-linger, Marian Rorke, and George Kaufman played the parts of Sally, Connie and Jack, college chums of Sonia. They won their way into the hearts of their listeners. All the college students decided to accompany Sonia to Russia. Even the absent-minded Professor Smythe went on 66 The Oraclethe trip. Russell Green made a big hit, as usual, in his interpretation of the professor. Nan Fowler, the aristocratic Aunt Martha, expressed her indignation at the collegiate capers in no uncertain terms. Marcella Fischer interpreted the role of Veda Veronal, the beautiful but evil, plotting villainess. Her criminal intentions could almost be forgiven however, when she sang several solo numbers in her rich contralto voice. Andy Borda, as Boris Ivenuff, was Veda's partner in a conspiracy to collect ransom from Sonia by bribing a worthless Russian count, a part excellently acted by Carrington Veale, to pose as Sonia's father. The conspiracy was discovered and the plotter’s visions of ransom faded. Pat Bunn made the startling discovery that Professor Smythe was really Sonia's long-lost father. Some of the outstanding musical numbers were: the Cossack song, sung by Thelma Goodwin and seven Cossack soldiers and their officer, Howard Hoose; and a trio rendered by Carrington Veale, Russell Green and Fred Fox. Solo dances were beautifully executed by Harriet Dean and Joseph Dickel. Fred Fox and Ruth Krueger were excellent as the Duke and Duchess Gregorovitch, resplendent in regal costume. David Taxis, with a bit of Irish brogue, played the part of Sergeant O'Shaugnessy, the man who could actually get work out of the four sailors, John J. Jarvis, Jr., Rowland Dinwoodie, John Geuther, and Robert H. Mclntire. The chorus and the entire cast express gratitude to the musical supervisor, Mr. O’Brien, who gave so much of his time in making this year’s operetta a performance of true Abington quality. Andy Borda, ’32. The Senior Dramatic Club WITH the falling of the curtain on their final play of the year, the Senior Dramatic Club brought to an end a very successful season. Composition, Staging, Make-up, Production and Acting, these five distinct phases of play production were first experimented with and finally developed into active, functioning units by members of the club. This division of responsibility has enabled every person in the organization to participate in the presentation of plays. In this manner the Dramatic Club has received the hearty cooperation of all of its members. The Dramatic Club fulfilled its tradition of service when it assisted in the purchase of modern footlights which were recently installed on the stage, and contributed to charity the entire proceeds of the matinee performance of their sparkling production “The Family Upstairs”. Mr. Gantt, active faculty sponsor of the club was assisted by the following officers selected by members of the club last September: president, Jane Thierolf; vice president, Doris Vansant; secretary, Dorothy Green; and librarian, Betsy Lamb. Robert H. McIntire, '32. AAA For June, 1932 67The Junior Dramatic Club THE Junior Dramatic Club, claiming freshmen and sophomores as members, is a new institution in Abington. In previous years, there has been one club for all students interested in dramatics. Under the leadership of Edward Gillingham, president; Edwin Plewes, vice president; Linda Bergman, secretary; and Miriam Silcox, treasurer; the club has presented four one-act plays during the last year; Manikin and Miniken, by Alfred Kreymborg; The Golden Doom, by Lord The Girls’ Glee Club Appreciation of good music and true tone quality are the chief aims of this club, a group which makes high school days more memorable by lovely productions. Who will forget the spectacular Christmas program or the tuneful Sonia? Community Night also was enlivened by songs from members of this club. A group of the combined glee clubs went to the University of Pennsylvania during Schoolmen’s Week to sing with six neighboring schools, Kipling’s inspir- The Boys’ Glee Club THERE was a time when most fellows were obsessed with the idea that only “weak sisters” belong to a Boys’ Glee Club. Those days are gone forever, as one can readily see by the important part the boys take in the music department. Since the coming of Mr. O’Brien, the present director of music at Abington, the boys’ ranks in the Glee Club have increased greatly. Various members of the Boys’ Glee Club have been given special honor in numerous activities during the past semester. Four members journeyed to Cleveland, joining a chorus there which was composed of the best singers in high schools throughout the United States. Since then, the Cleveland group has been invited to sing before a Dunsany; Christopher Morley’s The Rehearsal; and The Traffic Cop, by E. W. Mumford. The latter two were produced before an audience of the Junior Assembly. This club, besides carrying on the work of the Senior Dramatic Club, on a smaller scale, has contributed toward the Commencement awards of membership in the national honorary dramatic society, the Thespian Society. Barbara Hesse, ’34. ing Recessional and other difficult but melodious selections. All eligible music lovers should join this organization and work with Mr. O’Brien four unforgettable years. “ The soul of music slumbers in the shell, Till worked and kindled by the master's spell A nd feeling hearts—touch them but lightly— pour A thousand melodies unheard before. ” Betsy Layb, ’32. variety of audiences. All the boys in the Glee Club took part in the Penn Chorus at the Irvine Auditorium and in the Chorus which sang in the Keswick theatre. Instrumental in this change of sentiments were Bud Kern, Gene Simmers, and June Pierson, all Abington athletes, who took an active part in music, altering the tradition that boys who study music are “weak sisters”. This year, Mr. O’Brien has organized an A Capella Choir,—to offer vocal selections without an accompanying instrument. Members of the Boys’ Glee Club have already qualified for this choir, which demands a most rigid examination before admission. Frederick R. Fox, ’32. 68 The OracleThe Band THE present band has been organized for about four years, gradually developing until it now consists of fifty members, including Mr. Leonard B. Smith, the conductor, who is also in charge of the orchestra. Mr. Smith’s hearty enthusiasm and the cooperation of the students have combined to make the band what it is today, a source of pride to Abington High School. Instruments have been supplied by the Board of Education and uniforms by the school, with the assistance of an interested citizen. A few students own their instruments. The Band’s activities include playing at games and pep meetings. During Music Week the members gave concerts at the Abington and Glenside-Weldon junior schools. They also accompanied the football team to Fairmont, West Virginia, where they were congratulated by the Mayor. Within the past year, the Orchestra has played for Parent-Teacher Association meetings, for Community Night, and for the Operetta. The jazz orchestra, begun last fall, has proved a valuable asset at noon when it renders popular music for those who desire to dance. Such is instrumental music at Abington High. Barbara Hesse, ’34. A Cappella Choir Anew club has made its appearance at Abington—A Cappella. Only students who have passed a vocal examination and are able to sing unaccompanied may join this select group. The name, A Cappella, which means singing in church or chapel style, that is, unaccompanied, is derived from the Italian. It is so called because the music of the Sistine Chapel at Rome was purely vocal. Almost all the masses, motets and madrigals were “a cappella.” This club made its first public appearance Community Night at which time it was received with great enthusiasm. Harriet Cuthbertson, '32. ALMA MATER Rise up one and stand ye all, For our dear old Abington. Fail not ye, but heed the call— To the White and Crimson— We will ever cherish thee, Vict’ry or defeat it be, Staunch and true our schoolmates all— To our dear old Abington. Many days may come and go, To thee, dear old Abington; Storms may rise, and winds may blow, Firm and true our Crimson— Let not mem'ries faded be As we go o’er land and sea, Alma Mater, hail to thee, To our dear old Abington. For June, 1932 69 THE SCIENCE CLUBTHE GIRLS' LEAGUE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 71 THE STUDENT COUNCILTHE MATHEMATICS CLUB 72 THE PAN-AMERICAN CLUBTHE LIBRARY CLUB 73 THE LATIN CLUBTHE DEBATING CLUB 74 THE DEBATING TEAMTHE GIRLS’ HI-Y 75 THE READING CLUBTHE ART CLUB 76 THE CAMERA CLUBTHE ETIQUETTE CLUB 77 THE COMMERCIAL CLUBTHE VOCATIONAL CLUB 78 THE AIRCRAFT CLUBThe Latin Club ANOTHER successful year for the Latin Club with Archie Haines, Loretta Meschter, Emma Pflueger, and Jack Osbourn as consuls, Lillian Volker as Scribe, and Clayton Worster and James Allanson as Quaestors, at the helm! And of course Miss Lobach behind it all •—from the selling of hot dogs at football games for the benefit of the A. A. Association, and the gay Christmas party where Clayton Worster, relieving Santa Claus, gave out candy and gifts, to the novel and successful Valentine Dance where the girls took advantage of Leap Year and gave the boys a good time, and the year’s climax in the form of a luncheon with distinctive speakers and delicious food. Then one must not forget the very interesting and entertaining regular monthly The Debating Club A series of interesting and closely contested forensic contests was the work of this year’s Debating Club. Sponsored by Miss Dale, the club continued its excellent policy of encouraging underclassmen to become acquainted with the art of effective oratory by participating in debating contests. Denouncing this, decrying that, the freshmen learned to feel at home before an audience, and to present their arguments in a convincing and deliberate manner. Poise, clear and accurate thinking, and 4 El Club de Espanol EMBARKING every morning in our Spanish classes, we set out for various places of interest in the land of romance, Spain. Often we disembark to examine the numerous fortresses and edifices that have caused many of the quaint cities to remain in their quaintness, dreaming of their former eminence. Spain, also, has numerous mercantile cities whose progress interests us beyond measure. The customs, diversions, languages, etc., are explained in meetings where the members learned about Roman private life from slides explained by members of the Cicero and Virgil classes, and heard accounts of the famous men of Rome; where interesting stories from Virgil were told and many a brain was racked to remember the names of the Parcae in filling the Mythical Questionnaire; where an entire Roman wedding was enacted from the bethrothal, which wasn’t a bit exciting, to the wedding breakfast; and where Mrs. Dohan, Curator of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, delivered an entertaining and educational illustrated lecture. As the Latin Club has prospered both intellectually and socially, one may wish this organization and its sponsors many a similar year of growth. Lillian Volker,’32. the ability to distinguish between the essential and the non-essential: these characteristics are instilled in the members of the club. Mark Deibler, a Varsity debater has been an excellent president. The duties of the vice president were capably performed during the first term by Adeline Ambler: the second term, by Philip Kind. Dorothy Elliott held the very important office of secretary-treasurer. The club is justified in feeling proud of its past records. Robert H. McIntire, ’32. most interesting detail. The beauty of Spain can not be described better than in the following proverb: “Hizo Dios a la Alhambra y a Granada Por si le cansa tin dia su morada. ” The Alhambra and Granada, God made to please His eye, Lest some day lie should weary of IHs heavenly home on high. Marcella Fischer, ’32. 79The Girls’ Hi-y HAVE you seen my little sister?” This question was first heard in Abington last February when each girl of the Hi-Y became a “big sister” to two freshmen girls. By inaugurating this policy the Hi-Y hopes to foster a more friendly spirit between the upper and lower classes and to create among the freshmen a better understanding of the ideals and traditions of Abington. However, adopting “little sisters” is not the only sendee that the Hi-Y performs, for each one of the twenty-five members strives to live up to the club’s ideal of service, being ably guided along this path by Miss Reichard, the club sponsor. As in other years, the girls are very efficient in taking charge of the rest room, the locker room, in which they have installed mouse-traps—and of course the information desk. Each morning, some club members secure the day’s announcements from the office, and make certain that those rooms which do not go to Assembly receive these. The leaders of the club this year were: Loretta Meschter, Dorothy Elliott, presi- dents; Marcella Fischer, vice president; Dorothy Elliott, Dorothy Green, secretaries; and Helen Campbell, Mary Armstrong, treasurers. During club meetings, programs on “Vocations for Women” are enjoyed by the girls. All the members look forward to the social gatherings. At an early meeting, there was a reception to the mothers. Later in the winter, Dr. Gladys Reichard, assistant professor in anthropology at Barnard College, gave a delightful illustrated lecture on The Shepherds of the Desert”. That pleasant evening spent with the P. T. A. at the Sauerkraut Supper should not be forgotten, nor should Community Night, when the club members formed the reception committee. And last, but we may be certain, not least, was the Mothers and Daughters Dinner at Fuhr-man Inn. This brought the season to a fitting close. Although the membership of the Hi-Y is limited to twenty-five, the club looms larger on the horizon every year. Dorothy Elliott, ’32. The Boys’ Hi-y ALTHOUGH this club was instituted at Abington only three years ago, it has already made a mark for itself on the service page of our school. “Whenever anything is to be done, call in the Hi-Y” is truthfully said as a list of the club’s accomplishments will show. Taking charge of the flag salute in Assembly, carrying in the ropes and benches at the football games, helping give out supplies, cleaning up the campus and originating and taking charge of the milk counter in the cafeteria are only a few of the things carried on by this club. Membership is limited to juniors and seniors who are willing to work for the best interests of the school. The ideals of the Hi-Y are based upon advancing Christian brotherhood and instilling respect for one’s fellow man. Aided by Mr. Swartz, faculty sponsor, the club instituted a program of short talks on hobbies, given by members, with the idea of gaining assurance in speaking before an audience. Altogether it has been a very successful year for Abington's baby club. The officers for the year were: president, Jack Davison and Clayton Worster; vice president, Donald Cutting; secretary-treasurer, Robert Bertolette, and chaplain, Sanford Volk and Heyward Hoopes. James MacDowell, ’32. 80 The OracleThe Reading Club WITH Helen Campbell as president; Betty Mansfield as vice president; Mary Crispin, secretary; Ethlyn Cowell, treasurer; and Marion Cragg, financial chairman, the Reading Club started off last September in its usual ambitious way. Aside from the regular business and literary meetings, the girls managed to find time for social entertainments, including the joyous Christmas party which is given every year for the members of the club. Since February, the club has been under Debating FOR the first four debates, the Abington teams clashed on the question: “Resolved: That the State of Pennsylvania should enact legislation providing for compulsory unemployment insurance. ” The topic “under fire” for the final two debates was more closely related to school experience: “Resolved: That American colleges and universities would be justified in abolishing athletic scholarships.” Of the contests on the first question, Abington won three and lost one; on the second, that concerning athletic scholarships, the record was one victory against one defeat. The initial conflicts took place on Friday, February 12. The Abington affirmative team was host to the Cheltenham negative; the Abington negative travelling to Lans-downe. Judge Karl G. Alden, headmaster of Bryn Athyn Academy awarded the decision to Abington. At Lansdowne, the Maroon quartet lost the first debate of the season. Dr. E. L. Hunt of Swarth-more judged the contest. The negative team on the unemployment question made its debut at home on February 19, by defeating the Radnor affirmative. Upper Darby’s negative was host to the Abington affirmative group, February 24. In a fast moving and close debate, the Maroon the loyal leadership of Mary Armstrong, president; Marion Cragg, vice president; Dorothy Studley, secretary; Betty Mac-Lay, treasurer; and Grace Arnold, financial manager. Living up to its ideal—service—the Reading Club gave prizes at February Commencement for service and excellent work in English. The club expects to do the same at the June graduation in addition to giving the usual annual gift to the school. Mary Crispin, ’32. overcame the Upidahs. This clash was a satisfactory conclusion to the series of debates on unemployment insurance. After an interval of almost a month, during which briefs and speeches on the second question, concerning the athletic scholarship, were prepared, Abington met Lower Merion in a dual debate on that subject. The negative quartet enjoyed luncheon as the guests of the Lower Merion team, March 22. In the debate which followed, the Lower Merion affirmative team defeated the Abington representatives by virtue of a decision handed down by Dr. A. M. Meyers, of Temple. Abing-ton’s affirmative, turning host to the Main Liners’ negative group the following day, March 23, was conceded the winner by Judge Alden. The Abington students who participated in these debates are Loretta Meschter, John Jarvis, Betty Nelson, Mark Deibler, Betty Mansfield, Betsy Lamb, Robert Mclntire, Leo Niessen, David Bothe, William Kuhn, Mary Grace Ambler, Lillian Volker, Dorothy Elliott, Philip Kind, Dorothy Green, Sara McCartney, John Speese, Radcliffe Romeyn, and Joseph McNeal. Mark Deibler, ’32, Robert H. McIntire, ’32. For June, 1932 81The Etiquette Club WITH Miss Nunn as faculty sponsor, and Dorothy Manwaring as president, the Etiquette Club has taken great strides forward in its second year. The incoming freshmen were given a tea to make them feel more at home. Then members of the club presented clever programs in Assembly for the benefit of all the girls. Speakers brought interesting sidelights of etiquette to the monthly meetings. Maude Rossiter, vice president; Dorothy Graf, secretary; and Gertrude Lummis, treasurer, helped to make the year effective. Betsy Lamb, ’32. The Commercial Club WITH Edwin Ott, president; Beulah Garlinger, vice president; Esther Pierson, secretary; and Rex Vogan, treasurer, to set the machinery in motion, the Commercial Club began another successful year. The annual Hallowe’en party, at Highland school, will always be remembered as one of those events that make life worthwhile. Following that came the Christmas party for the Special Class of the Elementary School. Besides the party and toys, each child was given some very useful gifts of clothing. At mid-year, Beulah Garlinger was elected president; Blanche Lichetti, vice president; Esther Pierson, secretary; and Harry Davison, treasurer. This year, the club has been fortunate in securing a number of good speakers. Mr. Krueger explained various points in the Commercial course; Mr. J. L. Michel 1, cashier of the Abington Bank, spoke on the “History of Banking,” Fred Schaefer, ’30, gave a humorous account of his experiences while working in the township office; and Mr. L. R. Dutton, president of the Jenkintown Bank and Trust Company, spoke on “Present Day Tendencies in the Business World ”. The Commercial Club has had a real year, from the standpoint of service and of enjoyment. Victor Beck, ’32. The Aircraft Club WITH airplanes flying overhead daily, it is no wonder that so many are interested in this two-year-old club. The two sections, the Model Plane Club and the Glider Club, listen to aviators, and go on trips to see “how it’s really done”. Many of these trips have been made possible by the faculty sponsor, Mr. McClean and the club officers, Leonard H. Kelly, president; Robert Loucks, vice president and treasurer; and Harry Dooley, secretary. In the meet of Abington Township, Carol Ripley took first place with his plane. The Glider Club has nearly finished the glider. All in all, this has been a progressive year for the club, considering that, in spite of the depression, the treasury came out on the blue side of the ledger. Leonard H. Kelly, ’33. 82 The OracleThe Science Club ANOTHER year has passed for the Science Club—but not without achievement. A reorganization of the club at the beginning of the fall semester has made possible a wider variety of activity. Four separate divisions were established, each under the sponsorship of one of the science instructors. At some meetings each group would meet individually, while at other times, the whole organization assembled as a body. The units of the clubs are: Junior group, with Mr. Erb as sponsor; Senior group, with Mr. Rauch as sponsor; Senior group with Mr. Burlington as sponsor; and the Research group, with Mr. Messinger as sponsor. After a year’s test, the club seems well satisfied with this system. At two of the meetings where the entire club assembled, there were outside speakers, men whose work brings them into close contact with science. Mr. Samuel Stein- mann, Safety Engineer for the Indemnity Insurance Company of North America, spoke at one of the fall meetings. He stressed the importance of playing safe in every way possible. By means of charts and statistics, he showed that most accidents are primarily due to mere carelessness. Dr. J. E. Shrader, head of the physics department at Drexel Institute, at a spring gathering, lectured on polarized light. Through the use of a beam of polarized light, Dr. Shrader showed how it is possible to detect a strain applied to a piece of mica. The officers for the fall term were: president, Andy Borda;vice president, William White; secretary-treasurer, Sanford Volk. In February Jack Davison was made president with Jack Brownlee as vice president, and James Allanson as secretary-treasurer. Jack Brownlee, ’33. The Giris’ League NEWLY formed this year, the Girls’ League, composed of all the girls in the school, set forth two high ideals: that of promoting a high standard of personal conduct and that of fostering unity and a sense of responsibility. It was through the efforts of the club sponsors, Mrs. Wyatt Miss Reichard, Miss Miller, and Miss Nunn that several attractive programs were obtained. Two speakers—each eminent in her particular field—were procured: Miss I. M. V. Park, center forward on the Scotch National Hockey Team—who was at that time touring the United States,—and Dr. Marion Hague Rea, medical director at the University of Pennsylvania. Both speakers were heartily welcomed because of their attractive personalities and worthwhile messages. The Etiquette and Hi-Y Club girls worked out some clever presentations for Assembly programs. Guiding the League in its initial year were the officers: president, Marcella Fischer; vice presidents, Helen Hansen, Doris Vansant; secretary, Jane Thierolf; treasurer, Edna Miller, and an Executive Council—composed of one representative from each class—Lucile Bice, Helen Wein-mann, Mary Armstrong, and Dorothy Green. Jane Thierolf, ’32. For June, 1932 83The Student Council AND so another page has been turned in the annals of the Student Council; really only six years old, yet grown as firmly into the heart of Abington as if it were sixty years old. Helpfulness and the establishment of harmony are its supreme laws; you don’t find any one now, thinking of the Student Council member as some “horned individual taking a fiendish delight in correcting and punishing,” as was thought of yore. Students and members are working as one, with the result that the senate has had to operate but twice the whole year. This is indeed a most encouraging circumstance. Abington Forms Pan-American Club ABINGTON High School has joined the country-wide school movement looking toward a better understanding of the political, social and commercial importance of the countries in South and Central America. A chapter of the Pan-American Club, an organization which now centers in New York, was organized last week at Abington. Interesting and varied activities are planned under the leadership of E. U. Smiley, head of the Social Science department and sponsor of the club; Miss Lilian J. Reichard, head of the Spanish department; and Miss Alice F. Weaver, instructor in commercial geography. The sponsors intend to meet the consuls from Pan-American countries who are The Library Club THE Library Club, sponsored by Miss Helen Briggs, librarian, meets during Activities Period every third Wednesday of the month. The membership consists of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The aim of the club is to help the librarian and to promote interest in books. The officers for the past year were Nan Fowler, president; Edna Benninghoff, Next year, the new Intersuburban Council will function—we’re a part of it. It’s a big thing and here’s to its success. To Mr. Sohl, our faculty adviser, we owe a great deal, for his patient help and kindly guidance. To you also we owe a lot, for indeed our work is so closely entwined with your activities as to be of no avail without it. Now just ask your Council member: Does he want to help?—Yes sir! Will he cooperate?—You bet! Is he pulling for you?—And how! Jack Osbourn, ’32. stationed in Philadelphia, with a view toward enlisting their interest in the club and addressing its members. The club is open to all Abington students. Although the first Pan-American club in the United States was established in Texas, greatest interest is being displayed in New York, where twenty-nine high schools have organized chapters. Officers of the Abington chapter are: President, Thomas Foster; vice president, Alfred Freeland; secretary, Rowland Dinwoodie; corresponding secretary, Francis Elwell; chairman of Constitutional Committee, Joseph Dickel; chairman of Publicity Committee, Marcella Fischer. Reprint from the Evening Public Ledger. vice president; Marion Brown, secretary; Alice Gallagher, treasurer. At the Book Week meeting, Miss Koons, former librarian, showed the girls various dolls of many countries which she procured when visiting these countries on her trip abroad, several years ago. The Library Club gave a tea on November 5, having for its guest Mrs. Horace Traubel, a personal friend of Walt Whitman. Library teas are as attractive as is the library. Marjorie Hull, ’33. 84 The OracleThe Vocational Club WITH the increase in enrollment of the school goes the increase in enrollment of that non-feminine group, the Vocational Club. Each year sees a growth in the numbers on the records of this club which has come to be regarded as an important part of the extra-curricular activities of the school because of its willingness to do disagreeable tasks. The following officers satisfactorily filled their positions: Lawrence Yost, president; Warren Russell, vice president; John De Flavis, secretary; John Cardillo, treasurer; and Edward Miller, second vice president. Many unique and interesting meetings were held under the able leadership of Miss Turner and Mr. Wright and all of the club members took part in discussions on vocations. Research work was done on The French Club Le Coq d’Or, or “ The Golden Rooster ” THE pride and joy of La Republique Fran-gaise, with his gleaming gold feathers, his erect stature, and triumphant air holds sway at all important functions of the French Club of Abington High School. We take the following excerpts from the diary of Le Coq. October 16—Today I ate from the hands of three who will help look after me for a while. I’m afraid I ate greedily. Jane Thierolf, president Philip Kind, secretary Joe Haines, treasurer October 31—Was real proud of my “meal-tickets” today when they conducted the first meeting of the club, entirely in French. But I can crow “en Frangais” and that’s more than any of these “citoyens” can do. November 7—First issue of French paper —named, by the way—for me—Le Chant du Coq d'Or—edited by Madamoiselle M. Architecture, Aviation, and Salesmanship; Mr. Samuel Steinman, our first speaker, talked on “Safety in Industry”; Mr. J. E. Henry of the Butler Buick gave a very impressive talk in Salesmanship and the handling of men. A moving picture on oxy-welding was shown at one meeting. A doggie roast, an industrial inspection tour and a picnic comprised the club’s social activities. The gold piece given to a non-vocational member of the graduating class for service to the school and the gifts given to the graduating members of the Vocational Club prove that this club is to be regarded as one of those happenings which make a school click just right. Lawrence Yost, ’32. Beale. I crowed so loudly that they decided to discontinue further effort. January 15—Les Citoyens de La Republique Frangaise Read letters they’d received from students of English back in the old home town “gay Paree”. I’m angry with my guardians. How they laughed at the English of those French students. Those girls in France can feed cocks as well as they do it here. March 4—Chose to remain with my masters of last year for another half year. They know their onions and I like onions. May 6—Was in prominence tonight at gate of Le Cabaret Le Coq d’Or at Highland School. Monsieur Philip Kind, as chairman, made the evening a success. Nearly shook off my comb, laughing at the twins— Jarvis and Walton—who performed tonight. They should know our Chevalier. Here comes Mademoiselle Reichard; she and Monsieur Gantt will talk French to me, and I’ll feel right at home, so Au Revoir, Anglais. Jane C. Thierolf, '32. For June, 1932 85The Art Club THE purpose of the Art Club is to encourage the study of different phases of art and art appreciation. Open forums on painting, architecture, and sculpture, are features of most of the meetings. It is through the Art Club that the school is enabled to have the beautiful pictures from the Art Alliance on display in the main corridor of the high school. Different members select a picture every month from the exhibition of the Circulating Picture Club. The latest picture is “Landscape” by Grace Gemberling. The club has been extremely fortunate this year in obtaining two guest speakers. In the April meeting, Madame Eichbaum- Brehme of the Creative Art School, a former teacher at the Graphic Sketch Club, presented a very interesting discussion on Modern Art. Mr. J. W. Bowers, a commercial artist, gave a very instructive talk on pastels and portraits at the May meeting. The officers for the first term were, president, Emily Wacker; vice president, Dorothy Graf; secretary, Virginia Fincke; treasurer, Clara Green. Those for the second term were, president, Dorothy Graf; vice president, Emily Wacker; secretary, Beatrice Sheil; treasurer, Virginia Fincke. Mrs. Messinger is the club sponsor. Virginia Fincke, ’32. The Mathematics Club DO you know how to use a transit, how many feet make up a chain, how a surveyor changes square chains to acres, how to divide and multiply on a slide rule? Such were the questions delightfully answered for the Mathematics Club members during the school year. The club had only one speaker, Mr. Sold, who discussed the mathematical side of surveying and gave us reasons for accuracy therein. During his talk one of the vocational boys demonstrated the use of a transit. In other meetings, the program was carried out by the members themselves. A discussion on the part that mathematics plays in daily life took up one meeting. Another featured a puzzle contest. In another, Don Owens explained how to multiply, divide, extract the square root, and square a number on the slide rule. Robert H. Mclntire trisected an angleand presented an interesting proof therefor. August Smith, at the same meeting, trisected an angle by another method, using, as Robert did, nothing but a straight edge and a compass. An educational film on Caterpillar Tractors was followed by a debate—“ Resolved: That the Metric system should be used in the United States.” The officers for both semesters were John Jarvis and Don Owens, president; Russell Green and George Kauffman, vice president; Robert H. Mclntire and Kenneth Bice, secretary-treasurer. Mr. Albright is faculty adviser. This year the club continued the policy of assisting any student having difficulties with his mathematics. Don Owens, ’32. 86 The OracleDer Deutsche Verein “ Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, Weiss nichts von seiner eigenen. ” —Goethe. WITH this quotation as their motto, the second-year German students hold bi-monthly the meeting of “Der Deutsche Verein”. From the moment the president opens the meeting with the familiar, “die Versammlung zu Ordnung,” scarcely a word of English is uttered until the “Abschluss”. A familiar song, such as the Lorelei always opens each meeting, followed by a German poem and Sprich-wort. Lively and interesting discussion on the literature, history, art, music, customs and government of Germany then fill the remaining minutes. On occasions such as Weihnachten and Ostern the members may be found gayly enjoying the parties characteristic of these seasons. Opened by music and singing, these entertainments are followed by plays, games and other similar amusements, all in German. To top off the festivity refreshments such as Lebkuchen and other kinds of delicious German cookies are served. Since this is the Centennial year of Goethe’s birth, the club appropriately gave a program in Assembly. This consisted of talks about the life and works of the famous German poet and the rendering of the Heidenroslein and Erlkonig music, together with selections from Faust. Dorothy Graf, ’32. The Camera Club EVERY month in Room 3, a group of camera enthusiasts met to discuss photography from all its angles. Although this is the first year Abington has had such a club, if the first is any indication, it is here to stay. Did you see those wonderful pictures in the Oracle throughout the year? They were all taken by Camera Club members and donated at cost for publication. Besides this, several members of the club took moving pictures of the annual Cheltenham football game, these being later shown to the school. Meetings of the club, under the guidance of Miss Clark, faculty sponsor, were given over to the study of correct methods of taking worth-while pictures. The officers who helped to carry on were: president, Dean Tharp; vice president, Wilson Triol; secretary-treasurer, David Michael. James MacDowell, ’32. The Artcraft Club DO YOU like to sew, paint or embroider? If you do I am sure you will want to become a member of the Artcraft Club which meets the second Wednesday of each month. This is the second year of the club and the members, now high school girls of all classes, and not just those of the freshman class, are proud of the many things that they have accomplished. The club selected for its officers: Marion Beans, president; Charlotte Haider, secretary; and Francis Killian, treasurer. Miss Manifold, the competent faculty adviser, has done much to make this club interesting and successful. Dorothy Studley, ’32. For June, 1932 87A5K 'MS - who'.' — owl? «.y SptH cz A1D HE, C U HT IT f - AUL(6.iWjWIUMf|j 5vftiT TOOK n TOLL IN TM? PULLtfKx CO J AYt£ oTH£ Af Bon pay©)?AToRa 88THE TORCH Now bear you the torch of lofty hopes, O Class of ’32, Proudly hold it high, with noble ideals and glorious deeds. Bear it aloft, and may its rays Blaze the spirit of Alma Mater throughout the world. Block by Mary Grace Ambler Hudson Essex VERNON S. FRY 700 Summit Avenue, Jenklntown, Pa. 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