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Show Hide text for 1934 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 84 of the 1934 volume: “ The ORACLE has just received its Sixth Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association
An International Organization for the Betterment of School Publications
Volume XXI Number 3
Entered as second class matter October . tut), at the Post Office at Abinyton. Pa., under Act ol March 3. 1SVJ.ABINQTON H1QH SCHOOL
Block by Carroll Ripley, ’•?}■
The graduating classes of Abington High School icish to acknowledge their indebtedness to J. C. Weirick, princi xil, whose sixteen years of untiring service have made Abington High School a leader in education.
That nation is educated which adjusts itself continuously to a hiyher level of environment.
Branches - - 47The Yearbook Staff
Edward Gillingham Walton Coates
Barbara Hesse Edward Coyle
Mary Kneedler Calvin Bliss Albert Postle Elsie Rau Dorothy Dill
Susan Simone Lois Graham Alberta Lang Frank Cantwell Robert Priest Gladys Smith Marian Killeen Frances Celline Vincent Ceneviva Dorothy Warr Margaret Molloy Elsie Koehler Thomas Goldkamp Eliese Funke
Marion Williams Betty Bradbury Barbara Knowlton Robert Brownlee Charles Drebes Mary Jane Chapman Robert Freeston Norman Reeves Carl Franck Jack Mills June Fite Robert Coxon Mildred Kenyon Anne Colsher Harry Marcy Grace Fultz Jack Malloryt Elsie Yost Helen Henry Frederick Turner
3THE FACULTYBlock by Robert Priest, 31 .
The Little Log School House
Land of the fertile valleys
And hill-tops green in the sunshine,
Home of the flowing rivers That make the factories go—
Long ago he bought you And called you Pennsylvania—
Long ago he walked here When first the spirit whispered;
And he harkened to the calling And planted a tiny acorn,
The seed of a cherished dream.
For he opened the little log school-house To the children who cried out for freedom; And the acorn grew and sprouted While he planned and prayed and hoped for The school beautiful in the forest.
The storms had sought to uproot it—
That sapling green on the hill-side—
And the wind sought but to strip off
The tiny boughs and the leaves.
It bent like a reed to the tempest,
It suffered a deep humiliation,
But it never once snapped or was broken Though the wind tore round its tree trunk. One century has jxissed — two centuries And more, but the oak stands firmly,
So many its roots as the branches That it rears to the glorious sky;
So many its own little acorns As the water-drops in the vast ocean:
From one tiny acorn—from one little school-house
Built in the land of the valleys and rivers, Nourished by God icho had sent the dream-vision
For the children who longed to be free.
Alberta E. Lang, '34.
5ALBERT WADSWORTH ADEE
AI. Soccer. Science and Camera clubs. Basketball. Alert. Independent. Scientific. Business career. Does he argue? Reads historical stories. Keen mind. A gentleman.
HELEN MARGARET ANDERSON
Green dress and auburn hair? Mary. Editor-in-chief of the Abingtonian. A Prince There Was. Giggler. Bells of Capistrano. The Gondoliers. Hi-Y. Treasurer and president of Reading Club. Sleeps when not reading. .Junior Fourth Estate.
MARY JANE ARMSTRONG
Hazel eyes and curly hair. Bubbling with fun. Fond of imitating. Commercial and Dramatic clubs. Dancing ability. Sonia and El Bandido. Senior Play. Always helpful. Service, loyalty and sunshine.
GRACE ELLEN ARNOLD
Brown hair. Good student. Loves music and cats. Bewildered expression. Student Council. President of Hi-Y. Droll humor. Sonia. Glee Club. Sleepy. A Prince There Was. Likes to eat. Vice - president of Reading Club. Lovable.
EMILY RUTH ASCOUGH
Em. Oracle staff. Charming. A Cappella Choir. Appealing smile. Dainty. Shy. Secretary of Art Club. Hazel eyes fixed on the ambition of a commercial artist. Likes to read and paint.
HELEN MARY BATTERSBY
Blue-eyed Helen with the lovely auburn tresses. Glee and Dramatic clubs. A Cappella Choir. Bells of Capistrano. Senior Play. Likes to read. Artist. Good dancer. Football and basketball fan.
RUTH IRENE BOUTCHER
Dark brown hair. Brown eyes. Jolly. Commercial and Spanish clubs. Class hockey and basketball. Financial committee for Senior Play. Enjoys a good book. Pianist. Hopes to be a private secretary or nurse.
WILLIAM LEON BRODMAN
Medical aspirations. Bill. Fullback on second and interleague soccer teams. Science and Camera clubs. Good mathematician. Bill’s favorite hobbies are collecting snapshots and old coins.
GONZALES LEON CARMICHEAL
Gonza. Brown eyes. Sparkling teeth. Four years debating. Football and baseball. Diminutive. Argumentative attitude. Camera and Latin clubs. Has ambition to become school teacher. Fond of reading and public speaking.
FRANCES LORRAINE CELLINE Alert sparkling eyes. Black hair. Expert typist. Announcements. Hockey. Class basketball. Hockey manager. Track. Dramatic, Hi-Y, Latin, Glee clubs. Junior Fourth Estate. Oracle. Honor Roll. President of Commercial Club. Study hall and senior class treasurer. A guarantee of dependability.MARY ELIZABETH
Bette. Dark brown hair. Gray eyes. Latin. Dramatic, French and Glee elute. Assistant in library. Likes reading, skating, writing poetry, knitting and cats. Adores biographies.
EDWARD CORMIC COYLE
Ed. From Atlantic City. Star reporter. Chaplain Boys’ Hi Y. Science Club. Oracle. Keen mathematician. Junioi Fourth Estate. Swimming. Honor Roll. Some short wave radio set this boy has! Suave.
CAROLINE WERNER CURRAN
Curly hair. Wants to become the world’s fastest swimmer. Athletics. Class hockey. Varsity swimming. Commercial Club. Loves her bookkeeping. Combines a number of excellent qualities in her personality.
Davy. Presentation from Dunbar High School. Art and Dramatic clubs. Hockey and basketball enthusiast. Brown eyes. Silky hair. Graceful dancer. Future kindergarten teacher. Humorous. Efficient. A charming personality.
HARRIET FARWELL DEAN
Dizzie. Gay smile. Track and class basketball. Dramatic Club. A Prince There Was. Student Council. Danced in Sonia. A sense of humor. Likes to eat. Winning ways with children.
THOMAS HOWARD DICKER
Four years of soccer. Two letters. Soccer captain. Commercial Club. Sense of humor. Star in commercial group. Plans to become a commercial teacher. Dick's favorite pastime is wrestling.
ESPER LUDY DIX
Brown hair and eyes. Medium height. Senior Play. Tennis. Mathematics Club. Honor Roll student. Loves sports and electricity. Quiet sort of person. What a mathematician!
LEON ABBOTT DOUGHTY.
Dashing Lee. Class arguer. Future lawyer. Abingtonian. Football manager. Dramatic and Debating elute. Lee’s St. Bernard, Bill, was four years school mascot. Bells of Capistrano. Sonia. Vice-president of Art Club. His passion is cars.
CHARLES WILLIAM DREBES, JR.
Charlie. Class pessimist. Blond. President Boys’ Hi-Y. Track letter. Swimming. Baseball. Football monogram. Science, Camera, Pan-American elute. Journalist. Oraele. Junior Fourth Estate. “Sailing — Sailing’’ is our hero’s theme song.
MILDRED LAURETTA FOYLE
M ill. Always smiling. Loves shorthand. Dramatic Club. Deck tennis enthusiast. Football fan. Ask Ethel. Abingtonian typist. Commercial, Etiquette and Reading clubs. To be someone’s efficient secretary.MARGARET FREINFIELD
Sparkling brown eyes. Margie. Hockey squad. Reserved. Secretary of Reading Club. Soft low voice. Student Council. Loves hockey and swimming. Sleepy smile. A friend.
FRANKLIN SCHLICHTER GALLAGHER
Nick. Tall. Band. Brown hair. Snappy black eyes. Vocational and Aircraft clubs. Jolly. A true friend to sleep. Engineer to be. At home with food. Loves electrical work.
BEATRICE MAE GARRETSON
Tall and slender. Dancing. Commercial Club. Hiking. Soft blue eyes. Full of fun. Curly blonde hair. Reading Club. A future secretary. Always smiling. Loves letter writing.
CARL RUSSELL GILBERT
Farmer. Veterinarian. Basketball letterman. Three years of track. Brown hair. Brown eyes. Alive in Science Club and Student Council. Slow, lackadaisical walk. Carefree!
THOMAS GERALD GOLDKAMP
Goldie. Debonair. Friendly. Efficient. S. G. A. president. Letterman in track. Dances smoothly. Exceptional cheer leader. Vice-president of Dramatic Club. Compelling personality.
JONATHAN LINWOOD GRUBB, JR.
Lin and his big bass horn are good friends. Ask the Band. Eyes of gray. Good student. Quiet blond. Mathematics his specialty. Loves his music. A gardener.
JOSEPH HAINES, 3d
Forbes. Handsomest boy. Miles high. Football. Track. Came from Haverford where men are men. Latin Club. Drives a Ford roadster which he is always fixing. Likes dilapidated Fords and snakes.
ESTELLA FRANCES HALVORSEN
Talented piano player. Clear brown eyes. Latin and Dramatic clubs. Ready smile. Enjoys outdoor life. Gives piano lessons. Loves to read. A persistent worker. Interested in osteopathy.
CATHERINE FREDA HARTMANN
Kay. Brown hair and eyes. Dramatic and Commercial clubs. Lover of sports. Class basketball. Fond of typing. Announcements. Coming secretary. Likes to read. A pianist.
WILLIAM HENRY HEISS
Willie. Flashing brown eyes. Forward on basketball team. Serious. Science, Dramatic and Radio clubs. Sense of humor. Bridge and baseball. A good sport.LOUIS A. HIEB
The perennial jokester. Member of Science, Aircraft and Latin clubs. Band letter. Louie's future is wrapped up in newspaper work. His sense of humor will help him to succeed.
MARION DOUGLASS HUDSON
Marianne. Two monograms in track. Dramatic, Latin and Camera clubs. Bells of Capistrano. Student Council. Sedate. A born librarian. Likes tennis, ping pong and swimming. Delights in music.
SARA MURIEL JACKSON
Abington’s William Tell. Blond. Dramatic, Commercial and German clubs. Always laughing. Loves to read, swim and drive. Great talker. The girl of Medford Lakes.
GRACE MAUDE JOHNSON
Johnnie. Three-letter captain of hockey and basketball. French, Camera, Dramatic and Glee clubs. Sonia. Saves Indian pennies. Bells of Capistrano. Track. El Bandido. Wears a beret. A Cappella Choir. An expert at coaching.
CARL HOWARD KELLER
Soccer and football. Mem ber of Science Club. Secretary of Stamp Club. Mania for stamps. Baron likes to travel. Also harbors scientific aspirations.
CATHERINE MARGARET KENNEDY
Cass. The girl with the brown curls. Laughing blue eyes. Dramatic Club. Fond of reading and walking. Commercial Club. Secretarial aspirations. German Club. Quiet efficiency.
MILDRED PRICE KENYON
Mooks with the dancing brown eyes and brown hair. Senior dance committee. Oracle. Sonia. Dramatic and Etiquette clubs. Junior Fourth Estate. Loves to swim. Quite the dancer. Always laughing.
ELSIE CATHARINE KOHLER
Fingers that twinkle over piano or typewriter keys. Enjoys German and reading. General helpfulness. Soft brown eyes and hair. Dramatic, German, Reading and Commercial clubs. Oracle. Junior Fourth Estate. Demure and capable.
RUTH IRENE KRUEGER
Cute. Sfniling blue eyes. Glee Club. A Cappella Choir. Cleveland Octette. Sonia. Bells of Capistrano. Lovable. A Prince There Was. Writes verse. Oracle. Junior treasurer. Rosy cheeks. Commercial and Dramatic clubs. Junior Fourth Estate. Winsome. A songster.
ALBERTA EMILIE LANG
Brown eyes. Brown hair. Abingtonian. Sense of humor. Short stories for Oracle. Lover of cats and books. Latin and Reading clubs. Honor Roll. Hi-Y. Orchestra. A virtuoso. Wants to write a book. Does lovely verse.PERCY LIGHTMAN
What the girls wouldn’t give for those curls. Perc. Swimming manager. Soccer. Stamp. Science and Dramatic clubs. Expects to take up journalism or printing.
RICHARD JACOB LORAH
Doc. Changed from Panthers to Ghosts 3 years ago. Science Club. Dark ’n’ handsome. Basketball manager. Soccer. Reads detective stories. Hi-Y. Wants to be a big business man.
ROBERT HAROLD LOUCKS
Three letter man. Track captain. Football. Baseball. Science Club. President Aircraft Club. Athletic Representative. Canoeist. 1932 runner up for state championship for low hurdles. Debating. Loves to work on automobiles. Bob for the wide-open spaces!
HAZEL FRANCES LUBY
Hay. The quiet girl with the ready smile. Latin and Etiquette clubs. Inter-class hockey and basketball. Loves sports and ballads. Wants to be a nurse. Sews, knits, reads ballads. A pleasant companion.
CHARLES BAIRD MARKS
Cholly, the athlete. Black hair, gray eyes. Basketball. Track. Football. Science, Dramatic, Vocational clubs. Editor-in-chief of Abingtonian. Junior Fourth Estate. Vice-president of Student Council and senior class. Writes marvelous stories. Saw thirty-two states on $18.50.
ANNETTE ALICE McCURRY
Tony. Brown hair. Large brown eyes. A Prince There Was. Latin and Dramatic clubs. Debating. Dancing. Always hungry. Likes English. Conversationalist.
WILLIAM HENRY McGEE
Maggie. Excels on the stage. Pleasant manner. Basketball. Football. Vocational, Commercial and Glee clubs. Napoleon Naps. A Prince There Was. President of Boys’ Hi-Y. Swimming. Manager of golf. Arguer. Bridge. Good company.
JACK WAGNER MILLS
Jack. A Prince There Was. Science, French, Pan-American, Mathematics clubs. Does he dance! Abingtonian staff. Junior Fourth Estate. Drives. Soccer manager. Letter and monogram. Princeton aspirant. Jocular Jack. Live wire reporter.
GEORGE ALBERT MOLL, JR.
A product of Olney. Dignified. Reserved. A Cappella Choir. Knows more than he says. A writer. A chemistry fan. Speaks German. Interested in medicine. Singer. A Prince There Was. An orator. On the Honor Roll? Always. A very intelligent young man.
CHARLES WILSON MOONEY
Chick. Tall. Dark. Blue eyes. Class basketball, baseball, track. Vocational Club, Orchestra, Band, Glee Club, A Cappella Choir. Student Council. That trombone! A member of the Pennsylvania State High School Band.EDWARD PERRY MOORE
Smiling blue eyes and light brown hair. Science and Camera clubs. Athletic. Out for baseball. Football monogram. Retiring.
Nick. From South Philadelphia High School. Radio fan. Chairman of the Radio Club. Hikes. Sleek brown hair. How he could argue on Sam Johnson. A born salesman!
Suave valet in A Prince There Was. Auburn-haired artist. Abingtonian staff. Reserved—except when he’s with Jimmy Smith. Latin Club treasurer. Junior Fourth Estate. Honor Roll permanent.
ALBERT RUSSELL PARKHOUSK The President. Led junior and senior classes. All-around man. Vice-president of Ath letic Association. Efficient. Student government awards. Personality plus. Soccer captain. Track. Basketball. Smiling head cheer leader. Abingtonian business manager. Clear thinker. Honor Roll student. He who knows Russ likes him! Junior Fourth Estate.
NORMAN HERBERT PEIFFER The quiet boy from Los Angeles. B a I dy . Good-natured. Track, Spanish. Aircraft and Glee clubs. Sonia. Keen sense of humor. A Cap-pel la Choir. A Prince There Was. Passion for jig-saw puzzles. Mechanical engineer. Flying high.
FRANCIS WILLIAM PHILLIPS
Tall. Blond. Good looking. A persistent and willing worker. Science Club. Quiet. Loves to drive a car. Ardent baseball fan. A reporter. Attractive personality.
JUNE MARY PIERCE
June. Blonde. Hazel eyes. Sally and Company. A Prince There Was. Dramatic, Latin, Glee clubs. A Cappella Choir. Devotee of music. El Bandi-do, Sonia. Bells of Capistrano, Lady of The Terrace. Dietitian to be. Contagious smile.
RUDOLPH KURT POLAK
Rudy. Band letter. Boxing championship. Debating. Young America and A Prince There Was. Orchestra. Stage manager. Chemical photographer. A wit.
JOHN SIDNEY ROSSITER
Johnnie. Tall, blond and handsome. Football manager. Basketball squad. Student Council. Dramatic and Latin clubs. Writes woodsy stories. Winning personality. Seeks higher education. Inconveniences himself to show another courtesy.
ELEANOR RUTH SAURMAN Blonde hair. Blue eyes. Commercial Club. Bells of Capistrano. Class hockey. Destined to become world’s fastest typist. A Cappella Choir. Glee Club. Announcements. Competent.MADISON YERKES SAURMAN
Blond hair, blue eyes. Intra-mural baseball and football. Band three years. Unassuming and quiet. Clarinet and saxophone, his hobbies. Spends his leisure time practising on them. Musical aspirations.
ELIZABETH DOROTHY SCOTT
Curly blonde hair. Blue eyes. Dot. Honor Roll. Reading and Dramatic clubs. Student Council. Scribe of Latin Club. Vice-president Hi-Y. Civic Attitude Award. Dignified. Ask her about periphrastics! Student, reader and musician.
VIRGINIA ALVINE SEIFERT
Ginny. Dark wavy hair. Gray-blue eyes. Abingtonian staff. Babs. A Prince There Was. Latin and Glee clubs. Girls' Hi-Y. A Cappella Choir. Second consul of Latin Club. Loves reading. Enjoys good plays. Student Council. Can she learn languages? Junior Fourth Estate.
RICHARD STONEMAN SHEIL
Abington’s traveler. Gob. Happy when he’s hiking or camping. Art, Aircraft, Latin and Stamp clubs. Quiet and likable. Interested in Boy Scouts. A rover.
JAMES WARD SMITH
Jimmy. A born leader. First Consul of Latin Club. Bab. A Prince There Was. Poise. Loves to draw. Deep thinker. Three civic awards. Vice-president o f Student Council. Forceful debater. Collects stamps. Honor Roll. Aspires to the role of college professor. A perfect choice.
MARJORIE HELEN SMITH
Brown hair. Green eyes. A Cappella Choir. Abingtonian. Collects souvenirs. Honor Roll. Glee and Latin clubs. A Prince There Was. Archery. Wants to be a laboratory technician. President German Club. Interesting person to know. Those dog poems.
JOHN JOSEPH SPEESE
Spike. Chin of determination. Football and track let-terman. Dramatics. Debating. Honor Roll. Boxes for a pastime. Fond of politics. A man who says what he thinks. Exponent of liberalism.
EDITH MABEL SPENCER
Laughing blue eyes. Light brown hair. Edie. Honor Roll. Student Council. Debates. Hi-Y. Latin and Dramatic clubs. Versatile. Sally and Company. A Prince There Was. Secretary of class. Secretary of Dramatic Club. Treasurer Girls’ Hi-Y. Civic Attitude Award. Likes dogs. Personality plus.
Crisp curls of black. Brown eyes. Vocational, Mathematics and Science clubs. Mathematical wizard. Intramural basketball. Mathema tically gifted. Shy. Genuine.
EDWARD ROBERT THOMSON
Ted. Always in lab or music room. Glee Club. A Cappella Choir. Hard worker. A Prince There Was. Band and Orchestra. Note that laugh. Likes to shoot a gun and toot a cornet.WILSON CLEMMER TRIOL
Willie. All-around athlete and clubman. Four-letter man. Basketball. Baseball. Football co-captain. Swimming. Blue, blue eyes. Science, Glee and Camera clubs. Sonia. President Athletic Council. Persistent. Loves to travel.
KATHRYN MINERVA VINCENT
Class basketball a n d hockey. Curly lashes. A competent secretary. Trips the light fantastic. Demure. Reliable. Commercial Club. Peculiar grin. Where’s Vinnief Find Eleanor!
DAISY ELIZABETH WARMERDAM
Day. Light brown hair. Blue eyes. Commercial Club. Enjoys hockey and keeping accounts. Fated to be somebody’s bookkeeper. A sweet expression.
HARRIET LORRAINE WATSON
Dancing gray eyes. Blonde curls. Jane’s Siamese twin. Wattie. Commercial Club. Writes poetry. Likes to draw and swim, but spelling,—Oh my! Dances. A designer.
JOHN ERNEST WAUGH
Coke. Science Club. Studying for dentistry. A skater. A golf fan. Our gang comedies. A quiet, elegant gentleman.
Tall straight trunk—massive houghs— glossy leaves of green.
Rugged hark—knotted limbs—centuries have seen.
Edward Gillingham, ’34.
Sj ecs. Snappy cheer leader. Bells of Capistrano. Penn Chorus. Black hair. Science Club. A Cappella Choir. Glee Club. Freckles. Collects stamps. Aspires to be an accountant. “Can I help you?’’
LOIS ANNETTE WILLIAMS
Attractive. French, Reading and Dramatic clubs. Blonde. Willing worker. Plans to be a kindergarten teacher. Loves to read. Sunny disposition. Latin Club. Sweet.
MARY ELIZABETH WRIGHT
Betty. The class beauty. Gypsy like. Loves to read and dance. Reading and Commercial clubs. Prompter for the Senior Play. Likes lots of buttons. Charming.
ELSIE JANE YOST
Tiny. Curly brown hair. Class hockey. Announcements. Varsity basketball. Dancer. Commercial, Spanish and Glee Clubs. Bells of Capistrano. Junior Fourth Estate. Talker. Loves to wear brown. Fond of reading and swimming. A twinkle in her eye.i-'SEmORTOOMS '
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14The Class of February, 1934
Russell Pabkhouse President
Charles Marks.......................Vice President
Edith Spencer........................... Secretary
Frances Celline Treasurer
Robert Loucks Athletic Representative
CLASS MOTTO Climb though the rocks be rugged.
CLASS COLORS Yellow and Lavender
CLASS FLOWER Sweet Peas
The Class of June, 1934
Fred Turner ....... ................. Vice President
Edward Gillingham......................... Treasurer
Arthur Huey Athletic Representative
CLASS MOTTO They can because they think they can.
CLASS COLORS Green and Silver
CLASS FLOWER Yellow Rose
15JOHN WHITE ALLEN, JR.
Abington’s amateur radio operator. Johnnie. Participates in all sports. Vice-president and secretary-treasurer of Radio Club. Always glad to help. Plans to be a radio engineer. Intelligent. Manly.
JOHN MELVILLE ANDERSON, JR.
Andy. Mary the Third. Skits by Anderson and Bowers. Debating, Dramatic, Tropical Fish and Science clubs. Free ambulance service to overnight guests. El Bandido. Sonia. Lady of the Terrace. Bells of Capistrano. A Cap-pella Choir. Glee Club. Life’s a stage for Jack.
ALICE ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG
Gold-brown hair and blue eyes. Dramatic Club. Quiet. Likes her books and sewing. Extremely fastidious. Blue her favorite color. Fond of movies and animals. Alice— the essence of daintiness.
ETHYLE MAE ASURE
Always with a smile. She sews, too, especially on those opera costumes. Light brown locks and hazel eyes. Dramatic, Commercial, Etiquette and Leathercraft clubs. A smooth dancer. A real pal!
CONSTANCE LUCILLE BANCROFT
Connie. Dreamy and quiet Good student. Latin, Dramatic and Reading clubs. A talented pianist. Musical tastes. A Cappella Choir. Glee Club. Thoughtful. Loves reading. High ideals.
ELEANOR DORIS BATES
Laughing blue eyes. Wavy brown hair. Commercial Club. Announcements. Class hockey and basketball. Writes verse. Graceful. Track. Spends her spare time drawing and typing.
EVELYN MAY BEANS
Beansie. Tall. Slim, Black hair. Sense of humor. Reading, Latin and French Clubs. Laughing. Track. Reading. Hiking. Honor Roll. Hard Worker. Conscientious. Children adore her.
ELIZABETH ADELAIDE BECK
Becky. Lovely hazel eyes. Latin, Reading and Dramatic clubs. Collects odd jewelry and handkerchiefs. Class hockey and basketball. English complexion. An organist.
CALVIN GILBERT BLISS, JR.
The professor. Wonderful mind. Deep thinker. Abing-tonian editor-in-chief. Junior Fourth Estate. Reads philosophy. Writes poetry. Dependable. Well liked by classmates. New York C. S. P. A. trip. Hard worker. A young genius.
GRACE CARLISLE BOISTON Babs. Brown hair and eyes Commercial, Spanish and Dra matic clubs. Loves to swim Crack office practice student Private secretary to be. De mure but effective.JOHN STEPHENS BOWERS
Athlete, actor and artist. Soccer and swimming letters. Hearty laughter. Student Council. Ambitious. Sally and Company. Bab. and Mary the Third. Jocular. Melodious tenor. Plucks a banjo and croons. El Bandido. Lady of the Terrace, Sonia and Bells of Capistrano. Class treasur er. A young man of character. Jack.
ELIZABETH BRINTON BOYER
Bet tie. The pride of the Commercials. Velvety com-p 1 e x i o n. Announcements. Plays a ’cello. Class hockey. Wants to teach bookkeeping and shorthand. Perfect attendance from her first day of school. Secretary of the Commercial Club. A merry little imp.
HELEN ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Lovable Betsy. President of Girls’ Hi-Y. Artistic. Student Council. Actress. Mary the Third. Lady of the Terrace. Sympathetic. Sweet. Dramatic, Latin and Art clubs. Sense of humor. Bells of Capistrano. Romantic. Models in clay. Loves good music. A rare friend.
Larry. Excellent cornet player. Passion for jazz. Glee Club. Dotes on Isham Jones. A Cappella Choir. Deep. Golfer. The quiet boy with the inimitable laugh.
ROBERT LOUIS BROWNLEE
Bob. Known as Clown to the Soccer Team. Brown hair. Blue eyes. Chaplain. Soccer and tennis letterman. Mary the Third. Abingtonian staff. Does woodwork. Wants to be a chemical engineer. A gentleman of wit and humor. Junior Fourth Estate.
FRANK VINCENT CANTWELL, 3D
Hank. Budding journalist. Knows his newspaper men. Writes familiar essays at wee hours of morning. Science and Creative Writing clubs. P. S. P. A. Interview Award. Soccer manager. Abingtonian staff and Junior Fourth Estate. Chairman Friday evening Senior Play cast. Collects pipes. A humorist born.
MARY ELIZABETH CARRELL
Cute little Betty. The Second Flat. Mary the Third. Smiling brown eyes. Commercial, Dramatic and Reading clubs. Musical. Glee Club. Penn Chorus. Loves to dance. Likes to draw and read. A grown-up child.
VINCENT THOMAS CENEVIVA
A dexterous soccerite. On the football and track squads. Enjoys reading philosophy. Treasurer of the Vocational Club. Sparkling eyes. Abingtonian sports writer. Science. Research and Creative Writing clubs. Mary the Third. A future Lindy.
MARY JANE CHAPMAN
Writes verse. Contagious wit. Dramatic, Etiquette and Research clubs. Beautiful blue eyes. Hockey. Loves to drive. Fanciful. Mary the Third. Interested in literature. Aphrodite from Ogontz.
HERBERT HERSH CHERRY
Brown hair and eyes. Would rather camp than eat. Honor Roll. Pan-American, Science and Nature clubs. Can’t read his own notes. Football. Student. A soldier of fortune.MARJORIE ELEANOR CHUBB
Nurse. Micky. Dramatic Club. Capable prompter. Ash blonde. Green eyes. An admirer of blue. Occasionally makes the Honor Roll. Quite the essayist.
HANNAH ELLEN CLAYTON
Brown hair and brown eyes. Latin, Art, Leather-craft, Artcraft, Glee clubs. Likes to read. A good Scout. Ask Miss Clark. Hannah wants to teach. Always with Velma. Likes to read.
ALBERT HENRY CLEM
Al. Haunts the Honor Roll. Brown hair, sparkling blue eyes. A math shark. Authority on trig. Science and Pan-American clubs. Ambition to be an engineer. Plays golf. A real scholar.
WILLIAM CURTIS CLUCK
Bill. Vice-president Camera Club. Electrician. Always a smile. Science Club. Excellent work in printing. Good stage support and lighting effects. Printing Club. Conscientious and cooperative.
WALTON COATES Editor - in - chief of Oracle. An intelligent thinker. Star debater. Convincing. Baseball manager. Individualist. Mathematics and Latin clubs. Expressive eyes. Mary the Third. Sonia. Bells of Capistrano. Lady of the Terrace. A Cappella Choir. Activity personified. Junior Fourth Estate. Columbia Press Convention. Psycho - analyst. Writes on any subject. A philosopher.
EDYTHE MAE COLLINS
Ede. Winning smile. Brown hair. Sparkling blue eyes. Commercial Club. Typist de luxe. Types announcements. Likes swimming and typing. Ambition to be a private secretary. A girl worth knowing.
ANNE MARIE COLSHER
Capable leader. Research Club. Basketball and hockey. Alert. Talented musician. A Cappella Choir. Glee and Latin clubs. Brilliant. Honor Roll. A good pal. Dependable. Managed Senior Play tickets. Enjoys Vergil. Language teacher to be. A reader.
ROBERT JOSEPH COXON
Abington’s McKinley man. “Marks are not everything,” he says. Good mind when he chooses to use it. Boys’ Hi-Y. Science, Camera and Dra matic clubs. Inter-league soccer. Abinytonian staff. Satiric humor. Bob, the optimist.
WILLIAM GLADSTONE DAVIDSON, JR.
Moose. Basketball captain. Likes golf and reporting. Curly brown hair. Blue eyes. Baseball squad. Courteous. Interested in journalism. Inimitable stride. A giant in the land.
MARY JOSEPHINE DE FLAVIS
Flowers. Class basketball and hockey. Content when she’s reading. Commercial and Dramatic clubs. Bells of Capistrano. Alert. A journalist.RITA VELMA DEISROTH
Quiet. Latin Club. Velm. Art Club. Loves to knit. Glee Club. Dependable. Reading Club. Gray eyes. Art-craft. Likes to read. Would like to be a kindergarten teacher.
Bobbie. School seal in athletics from Barnett Junior High. From Girls’ High School, Philadelphia. Track. Class sports. Glee, Dramatic and Reporters’ clubs. Studies Chinese. Operetta. Expressive eyes. Sings in Italian choir affiliated with Penn. Plans to be a. missionary.
DOROTHY MARYMAY DILL Curly hair. Laughing blue eyes. Poise. Writes verse. Mary the Third. Knits suits and more suits. Latin, Dramatic, Reading and Library clubs. Loves to drive and read. Junior Fourth Estate. Hi-Y. Debater. Managing editor of Abingtonian. Dot wants to travel and live in foreign lands.
MARY ELIZABETH EGNER
Lovely curls. Friendly. Wants to travel. Pan-American, Latin and Dramatic clubs. Sews and reads. Enjoys the movies. Shy. A good sister to seven brothers.
TIMOTHY BALDERSON ELY
Dark brown hair. Blue eyes. A Horsham product. Class basketball and baseball. Commercial and Aircraft clubs. Hunts and fishes. Likes dogs. Hopes to work for the Pitcairn Autogyro Company. Courteous Mr. Ely.
HOWARD GRIM ENGARD
Curly. A friend from Cheltenham. Drum major. Loves music and hiking. Brown hair. Orchestra. A Cappella Choir. Blue eyes. A camper Can he wave that baton?
ETHEL MILDRED FEITIG
Quiet little red-head. Thoughtful. Capable Hi - Y worker. Latin, Reading and Research clubs. Efficient, dependable — always willing to help. Civic attitude award. A fine character. Honor Roll. A true friend.
JUNE ROBERTA FITE
Mischievous. Sally and Company. Sings beautifullv. Mary the Third. Glee Club. Hi-Y. Lovely brown curls. A Cappella Choir. Happy-go-lucky. Likes to play the piano. Latin, Dramatic and Research clubs. Bells of Capistrano. A reporter. A bit ot charm.
MILDRED ANN FORD
Fordy. Art Club. Lively. Basketball and track captain Fond of reading. Mildred has three letters and a monogram in hockey, four letters in basketball and three in track, a record excelled by Eddie Givens’ eleven letters (1933), equalled by no one else in the history of the school.
FLORENCE WINTZ FORSYTH
Swimming captain. Pretty mermaid. Hi-y. Student Council. High ideals. Beautiful philosophy of life. Mary the Third. Lady of the Terrace. Glee Club. A Cappella Choir. Unaffected. Graceful dancer. Dramatic and Latin clubs. Sincere. Serious. Dainty Dolly.CARL WILLIAM FRANCK
Thoughtful. Serious. Creative Writing, Camera and Science clubs. Writes on weird and unusual subjects in prose and poetry. Amateur scientist. Interested in radio and photography. Runs moving picture projector. Aims to be an electrical engineer. Strong, silent man.
RALPH WILSON FRANTZ
Letter in Band. Unruly brown hair. Glee Club. Stamp collector. Blue eyes. Stamp and Latin Clubs. Only boy in Latin class and can he take it?
ROBERT CHARLES FREESTON
Bob. From Germantown High. Research and Radio clubs. Honor Roll. Hair brown. Eyes green. Radio and stamp fan. Heading for law and insurance. Knows newspapers. Stage hand for Senior Play. The English student. Every inch a man.
GRACE CARRIE FULTZ
Light brown hair. Laughing brown eyes. Grade. Class hockey and basketbell. Latin, German, Glee clubs. Sonia. Bells of Capistrano. Home room secretary. German Club president. Hi-Y. Honor student. Loves to read. A mathematician.
MARGERY ELIESE FUNKE
Eliese. Golden blonde. Blue eyes. Hockey manager. Basketball. Glee Club. Hi-Y. Mary the Third. A Cappella Choir. Latin, German and Research clubs. Secretary of Reading Club. Junior Fourth Estate. Bells of Capistrano. Lady of the Terrace. Interior decorator to be. Knits and sews. Just sweet.
REGINA ANNA GFELNER Jeanie. Dramatic Club. Hi-Y president and Latin Club consul. Student Council. Honor Roll. Swimming manager. Class hockey. Sonia. Senior B Class secretary. Three civic attitude awards. Abingtonian feature writer. Glee Club. Loves reading and ice-skating. Writes exceptional poetry Likes to play with words. Quiet and sincere. A jolly elf with grave blue eyes.
EDWARD CLINTON GILLINGHAM Editor - in - chief of Oracle. School tennis champion. Letter man and captain. Class treasurer. Student Council. Civic attitude awards. Junior Fourth Estate. Research, Art and Debating clubs. Speaker at P.S.P.A. and C.S.P.A. conventions. Another Maryville man. Honor Roll. Sally arid Company. Southern accent. Mary the Third. Glee Club. A Cappella Choir and two operettas. Delightful humor. A record that speaks for the man.
MARJORIE MAY GILMOUR Peg. Arrived from Harding Junior High. Brown hair. Hazel eyes. Class hockey and swimming. Latin Club. Picture in Ledger. Enjoys, riding and swimming. A young lady of domestic tastes.
HARRY LAWSON GLENN
Moon. Three monograms in football and two in baseball. Science Club. Likes to read books on philosophy. Drives a car. Homeroom treasurer. A pal to all.
LOIS ADELE GRAHAM
Stately. Loquacious. Reading Club. Histrionic ability. Funloving. Lo. Latin, Research and Dramatic clubs. Gray-blue eyes. Mary the Third. Eliese’s double. Hospitable. Enjoys Art Club activities. Plans artistic tearoom. Dependable, friendly and likable.CORA NAOMI GREEN
Blonde, wavy hair. Sparkling blue eyes. The Second Flat. Spanish, Reading and Dramatic clubs. Likes to play bridge. Wants to be a private secretary. To find Cora, look for Betty.
PERRY GREENSPAN, JR.
Brown hair and eyes. Class football. Debater. Commercial Club. Hi-Y. President of Debating Club. Mary the Third. Treasurer of Aircraft Club. Interested in poultry. Organizer and president of Riding Club. Eloquent.
MARY GERTRUDE HARKINS
Pretty, petite and blonde. C o m m er c i a 1 C1 u b. G o o d dancer. Versatile. Good at themes. Slender. Shining teeth. Winning smile. Peggy is pleasingly different.
GEORGE JOSEPH HELVERSON
Bud. Brown hair. Blue eyes. Aviation enthusiast. Dramatic and Aviation clubs. Makes model airplanes. Mechanical drawing wonder. Stage hand for Senior Play. Serious at times. Dreaming of piloting planes.
HELEN BATTERSBY HENRY
Sis. Handy with the bow and arrow. Laughing eyes. Pan-American Club. Blushes becomingly. Loves to ski. A perpetual smile. Drives a cai Giggling. Commercial Club. Research Club. Good in commercial subjects. Everyone’s friend.
STANLEY ERB HESS
Stan. Cheerleader. Drama tieally inclined. Glee Club Tenor. Loves tennis. A Cap pella Choir. Collects stamps On the road to medical fame Jolly countenance.
BARBARA BOOTH HESSE
Bobby. Tennis manager. Green eyes. Swimming. Writes verse. Latin. Creative Writing and Dramatic clubs. Makes wildflower gardens. Editor-in-chief of Oracle. Junior Fourth Estate. Droll remarks. Research Club. Honor Roll occasionally. Class hockey. A keen observer of life.
MILLARD JOSEPH HINES
Serious blue eyes. Mary the Third. Makes model airplanes. Aircraft Club. Considerate. Dislikes fiction but enjoys scientific books. Pals with the two Jacks—Anderson and Bowers. He’s just nice.
JULIA ELEANOR HOGUE
Shortie. Bubbling with life. Smiles. Charm. Etiquette and Latin clubs. Roller skates. Interested in ballroom dancing. Tennis enthusiast. Abington’s Kathryn Hepburn.
MARY TERESA HOHLEFELDER
Shorty. Brown hair and dark blue eyes. Ardent sports fan. Came from Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy. Basketball. Landscape gardener. Silent. Likes to simonize and to work in the garden.MIRIAM VIRGINIA HOLT
Light blue eyes. Slim and fair. Abingtonian typist Tactful. Kind. Lots of friends. Commercial and Dramatic clubs. Neat secretary. Valuable Student Council member. Mimi diffuses friendliness.
ARTHUR IOVINE HUEY
.4r£, the man of sport. Four years football. Two Varsity letters for a stalwart guard. Co-captain ’33. Three years baseball. Two letters for fielder and slugger. Science and Current Events clubs. Civic attitude award. Class vice-president. Man of might.
AUDREY NOREEN HUTMAKER
Blonde. Friendly. Pretty blue eyes. Good typist. Demure. Commercial and Reading clubs. Likes to sew. Abingtonian staff. A secretary born.
LORNA PHYLLIS HUTMAKER
Lovely smile. Wavy black hair. Reading and Scrap Book clubs. Loves sewing and speeding. Beauty technician. Radiates a quiet joy.
GEORGE FRANCIS HUTTLIN
Musical. Vocalizes in Glee Club and A Cappella Choir. Never disturbed. Science and Madrigal clubs. Track squad. Likable. Letterman in Band, Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra. Vice-president of Band. Industrious and persevering.
ELIZABETH BLANCHE IRVIN
Swivel. Secretary Debating Club. Dramatic, Latin, Etiquette, French clubs. Gay moods. Dramatist born. Director of The Second Flat. Sally and Co., Mary the Third. Four operettas. Penn Chorus. A Cappella Choir. Secretary of Student Council. Hockey. Debating Team. Suburban student council representative. A bit of thistledown.
MARY LAMONT JOBLING
Tiny. Light brown hair. Greenish gray eyes. Dramatic and Commercial clul)S. Abingtonian typist. Types announcements. Hobbies are reading and swimming. A connoisseur of horses.
MARION LOUISE KILLEEN
Uneeda. Formerly of Germantown High School. Oracle typist. Class hockey. Dramatic and Commercial clubs. Dances. Basketball. Swims. Sense of humor. Writes. Faithful.
MARY EMILY KNEEDLER
The Duchess. Debating. Winsome. Editorial board of Oracle. Enthusiastic. Charming. Junior Fourth Estate. National Thespians. Talented actress. Mary the Third, Lady of the Terrace, Bells of Capistrano. Versatile. Read her inspiring stories. Graceful dancer. Generous. Lovely little lady.
BARBARA DAVIS KNOWLTON
Naive. Secretary of Dramatic and Latin elute. Brilliant. Treasurer of French Club. Pianist. Carefree. Mary the Third. Witty. Favorite color, brown; favorite song. Rhapsody in Blue. Oracle staff. Debater. Hi-Y. Writes dog stories. Bells of Capistrano. Lady of the Terrace. Doll-like and demure.VIRGINIA AGNES LANG
Good-natured Ginny. Financial secretary for the Reading Club. Handicraft Club secretary. Ardent Girl Scout. Hockey and basketball. Swimming manager. Latin Club. A persevering worker.
JOHN PRESCOTT LEAVITT
Tall, goodlooking Bud. Football and basketball squads. Dramatic and Latin Clubs. Always in the lab. Faculty play skit. Mary the Third. Blushes. Student Council. Boy Scout. Loves camping. A typical young American.
MICHAEL JOSEPH LIZZIO
Abington’s Bobby Jones. Mike wants to be a golf pro. Tall. Second man on the golf team. Blue eyes. Curly brown hair. Class treasurer. Science and Garden clubs. Flag lifter. Likes to work with flowers. Nineteenth hole.
ROSE LILLIAN MADONNA
Brown hair. Dreamy. Brown eyes. Likable. Reading, Commercial and Glee clubs. Fond of reading and driving. Wants work in an ice cream parlor. A walker and a pianist.
JOHN CHARLES MALLORY
Jack. Active in sports. Four years of soccer. Science and Latin clubs. Honor Roll. President of Tropical Fish club. Mary the Third. Research Club. Frank. Latin Club treasurer. A mine of information. A delightful personality.
HARRY KINSEY MARCY. JR.
Happy Harry. East Orange High School transfer. Swimming Team. Letter. Science, Riding and Glee Clubs. Senior Play. Faithful ticket collector. Operetta. Student Council. Honor Roll. Future Doctor Marcy. Beaming face Always cordial.
ELEANOR FRANCES MASSEY
Slim half-back on the hockey team. Mary the Third. Class basketball. Always talking or eating. President and Treasurer of the Reading Club. El wants to be a kindergarten teacher. And how she loves Latin!
JOHN FRANCIS McDERMOTT
Mac. Brown hair. Blue eyes. Dramatic, Science, Camera, Tropical Fish and Vocational clubs. Vice-president of Vocational Club. Second Flat. Mary the Third. Class basketball and baseball. Plays golf. Wants to be a sports writer. Takes life with ease.
MELVA ELSIE McINTIRE
Busy buoyant Melva. A real friend. Student coach of Mary the Third.. Conscientious. Latin. Dramatic, Reading elute. Loves children. Hard worker. Debater. Teaches kindergarten. Shiny brown eyes. Vice - president of Artcraft club. Honor Roll. Her sincerity is genuine.
CHARLES EDWARD MINOR
Major. Science and Camera clubs. Collects butterflies. Always a smile. Vice-president of Debating Club. A good speaker. Aircraft and Art clubs. Experiments with his short wave set. Resolves to be an educator.MIRIAM GERTRUDE MITCHELL
Judy. Dark brown hair and eyes. Class basketball and hockey. Dramatic, Glee and Camera clubs. A Cap-pella Choir. Penn Chorus. Pastimes, gardening, reading and walking. Can she make the flowers grow?
MARGARET RUSH MOLLOY Peggy. Likes to talk. From Ivyland. Honor Roll. C. S. P. A. trip. Blocks subway doors. Dramatic Club plays. Mary the Third. The Family Upstairs. Sally and Company. The Second Flat. Latin, Dramatic and Research clubs. Abingtonian. Junior Fourth Estate. Hi-Y. Always vivacious and gay. Quicksilver.
ELMER JOHN MULLEN
Brown hair, hazel eyes. Elm. Treasurer of the Band. Member of Spanish and Aircraft clubs. Plays in Orchestra. Likes sports. Ambition —insurance man. A real gentleman.
WILLIAM ARTHUR NAYLOR
Tall. Smiling. Class basketball. Wild Bill. Fine baseball player. Keeps pep in the team. President of Vocational Club. Secretary of Boy’s Hi-Y. Favorite pastime, having a good time. Future architect or draftsman.
MAXWELL W. OBER-HOLTZER, JR.
Three-letter man, football, basketball and baseball. Bells of Capistrano. Science Club. Light brown hair. Brown eyes. Interested in building. Flair for history. Hunting and fishing. And does he love them?
MARGUERITE LOUISE OGILVIE
Marge. Curly head. Abingtonian typist. Class hockey. Likes to swim and knit. Announcements. Dramatic and Commercial clubs. Took dictation from Mr. Wei rick. A lover of horses.
NEVILLE HODGINS OLIVER English. Born in England. Typically English in speech and manners. Honor Roll. Math shark. Member of the Aircraft, Pan - American, Camera, Reading, Science and Glee clubs. Treasurer Saturday night cast Senior Play. Naval Architecture and Navigation. A fellow you instinctively like.
GEORGE WIDDOES OTT
Tall. Brown eyes and hair. Sleepy. English class comedian. Orchestra. Band. Commercial, Vocational and Spanish clubs. Shrewd. A musician.
WALTER McKIM PHILLIPS
Modesty incarnate. Mickey. Printing, Camera and Vocational clubs. Track. Makes model airplanes. Takes pictures. Ambition—to study aviation or become a printer.
PEARL GRACE PLETCHER
Musically inclined. Glee Club. A Cappella Choir. Fond of reading. Shy. Plays a violin. Dramatic and Pan-American clubs. Quiet brown eyes. Lady of the Terrace. Has ideas about music supervision.ALBERT HENRY POSTLE
Al. Likes soccer. Always obliging. Absentminded. Oracle. Want any chemistry? Find Al. Honor Roll. Mary the Third. Those blue eyes. Latin, Debating, Dramatic and Radio clubs. A portable telephone. Student Council. Junior Fourth Estate. Keen.
ROBERT EDWARD PRIEST
Sketching, and more sketching. From Hazleton High School. Honor Roll. Industrious. Brown eyes and hair. President of German Club. Student Council. Shy. Art Club. Blocks for Abington-ian. Hopes to be a commercial artist.
ELSIE EDITH RAU
Drives a roadster. Vivacious. Dependable. Fluffs of light hair. Editorial board of Oracle. Class hockey and track. Journalism star. From Ogontz. Generous. Spoke at C. S. P. A. Convention. Junior Fourth Estate. Honor Roll. Subtle. Dramatic, Etiquette and Research clubs. Shy. Charm personified.
ROBERT NORMAN REEVES
Very tall. Brown hair. Blue-eyed Cy. Letterman in swimming, track and basketball. Twice class president. President of Boys’ Hi-Y. Likable. Happy. Loves to swim and motor. German and Camera clubs. Senior Play. Research Club. An executive.
WILLIAM GUSTAV RENNER
Bill. Hi-Y and Pan-American clubs. Likes gardening. Mary the Third. Football and swimming squads. Sonia. Contented on a boat going nowhere. Sense of humor. Dresses well. Nice smile.
DANIEL ARTHUR RIECO
Slight. Hails from Willow Grove. Dan. Soccer and track squads. Medal in soccer. Science, Stamp, Camera and Vocational clubs. Hi-Y. Collects stamps. Our future General Motors engineer. Rare sense of humor.
CARROLL BROOKE RIPLEY
Rip. Sprint man in swimming. Aeroplane Club reporter. Blocks for Abing-Ionian and Oracle. Hazel eyes, brown hair. Model Aeroplane builder. Always arguing. Band and Orchestra. Perpetual twinkle in his eye.
ALICE ELEANOR ROBINSON
Bobby. Athletic. Class basketball. Likes to swim. Blonde. Class hockey. Etiquette, Pan-American and Reading clubs. Loves to dance. Commercial Club. Reliable—two years of perfect attendance offers proof.
JANE EYRE ROBINSON
Jinnie. Swimming Team. Brown hair. Class hockey. Quiet and demure. Student Council. Commercial and Pan-American clubs. Dainty. Etiquette Club. Lovely manner. Desires to be a private secretary.
THOMAS BOYD SADDINGTON
Behold the cherry pie fiend! Amateur authority on radio programs. Likes driving a car. Vocational. Science and Spanish clubs. Class soccer. Member of the Zen-zer, Summa, Bliss gang. Enthusiastic architect.ELEANOR BERNICE SCHUENEMANN
Bunny. Laughing blue eyes. Class basketball, captain. Loves to drive. Glee, Reading and Commercial clubs. Appreciates a good joke. Abingtonian typist. World’s champion giggler. Will make a diverting secretary.
WILMOT HENRY SCHULTZ
Bill. Brown hair. Brown eyes. Radio and Aircraft clubs. Collects stamps. Likes camping. Ambition is to be a business administrator. Good mind when used.
RUTH HUTCHINS SCOTT
Curly brown hair. Hazel eyes. Scotty. Class basketball. Hi-Y. Research, Latin, Dramatic clubs. Vice - president of Reading Club. Chairman of rehearsal service of Senior Play. Honor Roll. Knitting most of the time. Lady of the Terrace.
ETHEL MARIE SHR1VER
Kthie. A quiet, sweet girl. Brown hair and eyes. Likes reading, sewing, dancing. Commercial Club member. Refined. A coming stenographer.
SUSAN ALICE SIMONE
Sue. Dramatic Club. Blue eyes. Oracle. Passion for typing. Commercial Club. National Thespian. Loves to dance. Junior Fourth Estate. A weakness for peppermints. Latin Club. Student coach for Mary the Third. Aspires to be dramatic coach.
GLADYS ANNA SMITH
Happy, the artist. Vice-president of Art Club. Oracle art editor. Research Club. Loves to tease and joke with everyone. Carefree. Adores drawing, painting, walking, and canoeing. Persistent in the right way.
HERBERT REESE SMITH, JR.
Music, music and more music. Herb won his letter in Band and Orchestra. Serious and sincere. Aircraft Club. Loves boats. Enjoys the radio. Expert with the keys. Article on Planetarium appeared in Ledger. A real fisherman.
MARGARET EVELYN SMITH
Green eyes. Brown hair. Sincere. Mig. Comes from Horsham. Fond of hiking. Wants to be a stenographer. Commercial Club. Full of fun. Loves candy—especially peppermints. Clever at composition. Good student.
RALPH WILLIAM SMITH
Smitty. Varsity baseball. Soccer squad. Latin Club. Always happy. Favorite pastime, sleeping. Ambition— to be a physician. A merry gentleman.
ELIZABETH IDA SNYDER Betty. Excellent pianist. Blonde hair. Secretary of Latin Club. Hockey team. Research Club. Bells of Cap-istrano. Laughing blue eyes. Honor Roll. Star swimmer. Interviews famous personalities. Varsity basketball. Oracle. Gay giggler. Tennis squad. Attends operas. Reading Club. Professional musician.SAMUEL JOHN STEINMANN, JR.
Dark brown hair. Blue gray eyes. President Travel Club. Commercial. Dramatic and Glee clubs. A Cappella Choir. Hi-Y. Likes to play golf. Soccer squad, class basketball. Assistant basketball manager. Planning to become a big business man. Smiling Sam. Mary the Third.
ANN BRAKELEY STEVENS
Tall. Blue eyes. The Second Flat. A Cappella Choir. Always eating candy. Reading, Glee and Latin clubs. Favorite pastimes- riding horseback and running for trains. Class basketball and hockey. Nancy can be found giggling with Eleanor. ELIZABETH ANN STOWELL Betty. Class secretary. Sense of humor. First consul of Latin Club. Secretary of Student Council. Honor Roll. Oracle. Junior Fourth Estate. Rosy cheeks. Mary the Third. Dramatic Club. The Secoiid Flat. Modest. Hi-Y. Amiable. Civic attitude awards. Plays cymbals and clarinet. C. S. P. A. trip. Aspires to be a reporter. Quaint.
Brown eyes that twinkle. Hi-Y. Cheerful. Mathematics wizard. Secretary of Vocational Club. Efficient. Class basketball and baseball. Man of action—wastes little time with words.
ALICE ELIZABETH THORPE
Blonde. Chemistry and physics wizard. Secretary-treasurer of Science Club. Finance expert of Study Hall. Dependable. Reading Club. Cars, horses and quoits. Her future is home economics. Secretary of Saturday night Senior Play cast. Busy Betty.
MAE THERESA TITHERINGTON
Shorty. Blonde. Blue eyes. Basketball. Commercial Club. Shorty loves to dance and play bridge. Ask her about her scotties. Great desire to be a Certified Public Accountant.
GENEVIEVE MARGARET LOUISE TOWILL
Gen. Curly brown hair. Blue eyes. Dramatic and Commercial Clubs. Fond of dancing. Has a yen for music. Collects photographs. Interested in voice study. Plan? to be technician in Hahnemann Hospital.
FREDERICK HENRY TURNER
Toby. Six times on Student Council. S. G. A. president. Shy. Band member for four years. Determined. Star miler on the Track Team. Quiet purposefulness. Two civic awards. Class basketball. Debater. Fond of gardening. Vice - president of Senior Class. Bound to get ahead.
DOROTHY FLORENCE WARR
Straight from the shoulder. Dot. Graceful swimmer. Won her monogram and letter. Reading Club. Violinist. Orchestra. Loves kittens. Mary the Third. Oracle staff. Forever collecting P. T. A. slips. Junior Fourth Estate. Interested in Social Service. Dorothy is always frank.
WALTER WEI DEM ANN, JR.
Little but fast. Basketball, tennis squads. Loves to drive his father’s big car. He wants one of his own with a radio. Likes to comb his dark brown hair. Science, Dramatic, Vocational clubs. Runs ticket office in Study Hall. Cheerleader. Man of many nicknames.ETHEL WELLINGTON
O g o n t z sent Wimpy. Hockey. Accomplished equestrienne. Second Flat. Mary the Third. Loves horses. Going to a finishing school down South. Keen. Laughing brunette with merry green eyes.
ISABEL DALRYMPLE WELSH
Scottie. Class hockey. Petite. Handy with a racquet. Tennis squad. Sweet. Dramatic Club secretary. Class basketball. Sincere. Reading Club. Loves to swim. Graceful dancer. Latin Club. Future dancing teacher.
GEORGE MORTON WHITE
Rise up one and stand ye all,
For our dear old Abington,
Fail not yet, but heed the call To the White and Crimson.
We will ever cherish thee,
Victory or defeat it be,
Staunch and true our school-mates all To our dear old Abington.
Many days may come and go,
To thee, dear old Abington;
Storms may rise, and winds may blow. Firm and true our Crimson.
Let not memories faded be As we go o’er land and sea.
Alma Mater,, hail to thee,
To our dear old Abington.
Whitcy. Sportsman. Varsity fullback. Debating. Track captain. Vocational and Dramatic clubs. Likes to tinker with machines. Hurdler and sprint star. Athletic representative. Willing. Dependable.
EVA WYNKOOP WILLET
Gray eyes and wavy brown hair. Reading, Etiquette, Pan-American and Commercial clubs. Loves dancing and swimming. Class hockey and basketball. Wee wants to be a hairdresser. Enthusiastic.
MARION RUTH WILLIAMS
Dark hair. Dreamy blue eyes. Infectious grin. Secretary of Study Hall. Junior Fourth Estate. A poet. Glee Club. A Cappella Choir. Penn Chorus. Witty. Desirable. Merry. Cuts blocks.
MARJORIE COLE WILLIAMS
Margie. Blue eyes. Wavy hair. Dignified. Loves any kind of music. Sweet voice. Christmas Play. Sextette from the Holy City. Penn Chorus. Art, Dramatic and Glee clubs. A Cappella Choir. Hobbies—music, art, typing and reading. Quite a versatile lady.
LADNOR RUDOLF WOLFF
Blue eyes. Brown hair. Always helping some one. Having fun. Hi-Y. Aircraft and Science clubs. Is it dogs? He knows. Always found in his baby Lincoln or in a veterinarian’s office.
Ted. Brown eyes. Dark brown hair. Chairman of Saturday night cast for Senior Play. Honor Roll. Trig shark. Latin and Science clubs. Track. Likes sports and books. A mechanical engineer. A man to respect.Believe It Or Not
Mr. Krueger has a record of perfect attendance for fifteen years, the best record of the faculty.
The year 1913 is a notable one for two events of importance. The three-year course in Abington High school was lengthened to four. The Oracle was born.
Coach Snodgrass is conducting a Hill Billy Band.
According to an old school plan, every one must study a trade eight hours a day in two hour periods, with four hours on Saturday. Moral instruction will be given on Saturday afternoons.
Miss Reichard takes her own moving pictures.
There were youth meetings in Abington Township in 1695.
Charles E. Sold has a newly acquired Doctor’s Degree.
In 1900, students in Abington High School used slates. The best pupils sat in the front seats. Examinations lasted but one day but what a day—from eight until five.
Miss Loliach knows how to run clubs.
In 1900, sports consisted of “back barn door,” “duck on davy,” shooting marbles and spinning tops. Extra-curricular activities included spelling bees, reciting poetry, and giving dialogues.
Mr. Messinger is an authority on the pronunciation of English.
There was once a tiny library in every class room.
Mr. Smiley once coached champion girls basketball teams.
In 1832, the village of Abington contained ten or twelve dwellings, a tannery, a boarding school for boys, a tavern, two stores and a Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Woodruff’s solution of a difficult mathematical problem has just appeared in the American Mathematical Journal.
The outfit of a pupil was once supposed
to cost one dollar, consisting of an English Reader, a New Testament, a Comly’s or Byerly’s Spelling Book, a Pike’s or Rose’s Arithmetic, a slate pencil, six sheets of foolscap paper stitched together, a small ink bottle in a cork stand, and a goose quill.
Mrs. Wyatt is a member of a National Council of English Teachers’ Committee on Motion Picture Appreciation.
High School pupils once came from Hard Corner.
Mr. O’Brien makes a delightful Caesar.
In 1918, two small buses constituted the transportation system of Abington township. In 1934, it consists of six large buses and one small companion.
Miss Cathell is an authority on football.
Pennsylvania State College says that graduates of Abington High School are the best prepared students in the state.
Miss Miller is a product of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The University of Pennsylvania recently agreed with Pennsylvania State College.
Miss Herzog knows the highways and byways of Europe.
The athletic field was once a corn field.
ilrs. Messinger’s students win poster contests..
The first land bequeathed for a school house in Abington Township happened to be in Jenkintown.
The Father of Abington High School is Joseph C. Weirick.
Dawning rose—wistful glow,
Tinge of colours, wistful, low. Dew-drenched air, dimness fair. Soft and sweet.
Rising mist—cooling breeze,
Gently moving, whispering trees. Stirring slowly. Heavenly, lowly, Incomplete!
Mary Jane Chapman, ’34.
Again the torch that bums with a bright glow. Is passed to waiting hands and youth will go Eager, ready, into the School of Life Block by Marion Williams. 7’o learn of happiness, success and strife.
They have a future infinitely great.
The world awaits them. May they dedicate Their lives and work to it. and never cease To work for progress toward a lasting peace.
Mary Kneedler, ’34.
THE SENIOR B CLASSTHE JUNIOR A CLASS
THE JUNIOR B CLASSTHE SOPHOMORE A CLASS
THE SOPHOMORE B CLASSTHE FRESHMAN B CLASSTHE JUNIOR FOURTH ESTATE Publications Honor Society and Publicity Group
THE RESEARCH CLUBTHE FOOTBALL TEAM
A well-fought game ending in scoreless deadlock. Both defensives function perfectly. Score: A. H. S., 0; Northeast, 0.
Abington gridiron machine starts rolling. A. H. S. backs walk over Conshohocken for four touchdowns. Score: A. H. S., 26; Con-
Galloping Ghosts with second team playing half the game, take an easy one from New Jersey team. Score: A. H. S., 20; River-
Abington’s Ghosts pile up three touchdowns in first Conference game. Chester harder opposition than the score indicates. Each touchdown is a battle of its own. Score: A. H. S.,
20; Chester, 0.
Wilmington bites the dust as Abington swoops down with a seven touchdown drubbing to avenge last year’s defeat. The backfield scores at will. Score: A. H. S., 33; Wilming-
Woodrow Wilson—November 4—Home.
Camden team foxes Abington with unexpected oppositon. An early touchdown gives the Maroons a slight edge. Close and exciting game. Score: A. H. S. 14; Woodrow Wil-
Abington’s boys remain in the undefeated, unscored-on column by eking out a one touchdown victory from the smaller oyster men. The Ghosts seem to be weak. Score: A. H. S..
7; Eddystone, 0.
Abington handed first setback of season because of one fast Radnor play. One break gives the outplayed Radnorites the victory. Score: A. H. S., 0; Radnor, 6.
Cheltenham—November 30—Temple Stadium.
Classic. After a sorry-looking three quarters, the Ghosts rally to show their mettle with two speedy touchdowns. That extra point was a heartbreaker. Score: A. H. S., 13; Chel-
Abington wins the first game of the season from Morrisville girls. Score: A. H. S., 2;
First home game sees the Farmerettes defeated by a stronger team. Score: A. H. S.,
2; Sellersville-Perkasie, 0.
Abington defeats Ambler amidst a snow flurry, by the largest margin yet. Score: A.
H. S.. 6; Ambler, 0.
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35THE SOCCER TEAMTHE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM
THE BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAMTHE WRESTLING TEAM
THE SWIMMING TEAMTHE GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM
THE ROYS’ TRACK TEAMTHE BASEBALL TEAM
THE GOLF TEAMTHE GIRLS’ TENNIS TEAM
THE BOYS’ TENNIS TEAMTHE CHEER LEADERS
THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL
A hard fight between two well-matched teams ends in a tie. Score: A. H. S.. 1;
The Abington lassies suffer the first defeat of the season. Score: A. H. S., 0; Spring-
Olney puts up a good fight, but Abington wins the bacon. Score: A. H. S., 4; Olney, 0.
The “Big Sisters'’ put up a harder fight than is expected. Score: A. H. S., 3;
Lansdowne plays hostess to the Abington lassies and loses by a close count. Score: A. H. S.. 2; Lansdowne, 1.
The girls win the turkey in the pre-Thanks-giving fracas. Score: A. H. S., 2; Chelten-
The annual comedy gives the boys an edge. Score: A. H. S., 2; Soccer, 3.
Boys lose opener to city school. Score: A. H. S., 0; Olney, 3.
A. H. S. hooters show poor defensive, and are again held scoreless. Score: A. H. S.. 0;
Lower Merion—October 10—Away.
Victory might have meant a day off, but two penalty kicks gave rivals the game. Score: A. H. S., 2; Lower Merion, 3.
Losing streak finally broken. Home hooters show good offensive. Score: A. H. S., 2;
Main Liners prove to be quite easy for a renovated Maroon and White team. Score: A. H. S., 3: Lansdowne, 0.
Upper Darby—October 24—Home.
The Blue and Gold continue to be perpetual winners, even on a rainy day. Score: A. H.
S., 0; Upper Darby, 2.
Game exhibits a good deal of poor playing, but the A. H. S. boys annex the victory. Score: A. H. S., 3: Haverford, 1.
A real rough and tumble game proves too much for either side. Score: A. H. S., 0;
Should have been an easy win but the Maroon and White had an off-day. Score:
A. H. S., 0; Swarthmore, 2.
Lower Merlon—November 7—Home.
Vengeance winneth not as Main Liners manage to lift one into the corner in final period. Score: A. H. S., 1; Lower Merion, 2.
Worst lacing of the year taken on a baseball field, but it was a good trip. Score: A.
H. S., 1; Hellertown, 5.
Northeast Catholic—November 14—Home.
Rough game throughout against a determined team. Score: A. H. S., 2; Northeast
Upper Darby—November 21—Away.
Enough said. Score: A. H. S., 0: Upper
Another losing streak broken by excellent playing. Score: A. H. S., 3; lansdowne, 0.
Didn’t take long to roam around those lanky fullbacks. Regular season ends with a win. Score: A. H. S., 2; Overbrook, 1.
A regular old-fashioned shindig with the grads. However, our boys happened to be swamped. Score: A. H. S., O; Alumni, 5.
If they can’t play soccer, they sure know their hockey. Score: Boys, 4; Girls, 2.
The girls met their first defeat since 1932. Score: A. H. S., 8; Springfield, 14.
Conshohocken—January 16—Home .
Abington wins by the narrow margin of one point. Score: A. H. S., 18; Conshohocken, 17.
It is a victory with another difference of one point. Score: A. H. S., 12; Norristown.il.
Abington resumes its winning streak. Score: A. H. S., 15; Bristol, 8.
Lansdale falls, another victim of the great Maroon and White team. Score: A. H. S.,
13; Lansdale, 10.
Plenty of action results in another victory. Score: A. H. S.. 25; Olney, 16.
Upper Darby—February 15—Away.
A well-fought game but Upper Darby wins. Score: A. H. S.. 16; Upper Darby, 19.
The friendly enemy wins this game by a wide margin. Score: A. H. S., 16; Jenkintown, 24.
The last game of the season results in a victory for Maroon and White. Score: A. H.
S., 21; Cheltenham, 15.
Chestnut Hill—December 8—Home.
Abington five opens season with victory over new opponents. Score: A. H. S., 29;
Chestnut Hill, 19.
Lower Merion—December 15—Home.
Main Liners down Galloping Ghosts after a strong second half rally. Score: A. H. S., 15;
Lower Merion, 28.
Fast field goals break Abington defense in a heart-breaking defeat. Score: A. H. S., 21;
Cheltenham is the victim of the Ghosts in the first league win. Score: A. H. S., 26;
Subs finish game that gives the Ghosts the second league victory. Score: A. H. S., 34;
St. Joseph—January 12—Home.
New rivals too speedy for the Flashes. Score: A. H. S., 23; St. Joseph, 32.
Last minute field goal wins game for Ghosts in the extra period battle. A. H. S., 24; Jenkintown, 22.
Upper Darby—January 19—Away.
Maroon dribblers sustain bitter defeat from fast Upper Darby five. Score: A. H. S., 14;
Upper Darby, 30.
February graduates finish game on short end. Score: A. H. S., 20; Haverford, 28.
Profs’ football tactics of no avail as Varsity wins a hilarious contest. Score: A. H. S., 45;
Vengeance quintet downs Chester on the home team’s court. Score: A. H. S., 24;
Cheltenham Panther claws to victory for its first league win of the season. Score: A. H.
S., 22; Cheltenham, 32.
A plucky Maroon team loses out in last half. Score: A. H. S., 12; Norristown, 20.
Red and Blue ruins Abington’s chance for Old York Road title. Score: A. H. S., 19;
Upper Darby—February 16—Home.
Goals from every corner net visiting team a strong lead from the beginning. Score: A. H. S., 14; Upper Darby, 38.
Lower Merion—February 20—Away.
Ardmorites continue winning streak in handing Abington a decisive setback. Score: A. H. S. 11; Lower Merion, 52.
Abington gets off to an early lead, plays steadily, but falls short at final whistle. Score: A. H. S., 17; Haverford, 23
Delaware champions nose out Abington in last minute of fray. Score: A. H. S., 23;
Mermaids pay their own expenses and win first meet of the season from Norristown. Score: A. H. S., 34; Norristown, 32.
Abington wins the relay for the first time in two years but loses the meet. Score: A. H.
S., 33; Cheltenham, 42.
Upper Darby—February 21—Away.
The Main Liners submerge the Abington swimmers in spite of Peter the Fourth. Score: A. H. S., 28; Upper Darby, 38.
A close meet finally awarded to the visitors. Score: A. H. S., 30; Haverford, 36.
Friday 13 and Peter the Fourth’s absence bring good luck to the Abington mermaids. Score: A. H. S., 37; Cheltenham, 29.
A new sport makes its debut at Abington this year. Although opponents score heavily, the team fights courageously. Watch it forge ahead.
Maroon and White matmen lose as they are downed by the more experienced Jenkintown team. Score: A. H. S., 8; Jenkin-
Upper Darby—January 24—Home.
Upper Darby wins by a narrow margin. At least it was a scare. Score: A. H. S., 13;
Upper Darby, 14.
Triumph softens memory of former defeat. Score: A. H. S., 17%; Jenkintown, 11%.
Cheltonian Panther mutilates an inexperienced team and administers worst beating of the season. Score: A. H. S., 0; Chelten-
Cheltenham adds insult to injury, by again blanking Abington. Score: A. H. S., 0; Chel-
Stiff oppositon meets a worthy Haverford team. Score: A. H. S., 11; Haverford, 16.
Upper Merion—March 6—Home.
Upper Merion champs take all but one bout as they conquer again. Score: A. H. S., 5;
Upper Merion, 26.
April 10—Jenkintown Away April 9—Lower Merion Away
April 13—Olney Home April 13—Cheltenham Home
April 17—Norristown Home April 16—Chester Away
April 20—Haverford Away April 20—Haverford Away
April 24—Cheltenham Home April 23—Jenkintown Away
June 4—Lower Merion Away April 24—Lansdowne A way
May 1—Upper Darby Away April 27—Glen-Nor Away
May 24—Jenkintown Home April 30—Upper Darby Home
May 8—Norristown Away May 8—Lower Merion Home
May 11—Haverford Home May 7—Cheltenham Away
May 15—Cheltenham Away May 11—Chester Home
May 18—Lower Merion Home May 14—Haverford Home
May 22—Upper Darby Home May 18—Lansdowne Home
May 25—Alumni Home May 28—Glen-Nor Home
May 29—Faculty Home June 1—Upper Darby Away
June 1—Willow Grove Away
June 5—Willow Grove Home
QIRLS’ TRACK April 24—Upper Darby April 30—Radnor Away Home
May 16—Norristown Away May 1—Berwyn Away
May 24—Springfield Home May 8—Lansdowne Home
May 25—Springfield Home Alay 11—Norristown Home
May 22—Cheltenham Home
BOYS’ TRACK May J une 17—Lansdale 1—Lower Merion Home Away
April 28—Penn Relays
April 29—Penn Relays BOYS’ TENNIS
May 2—Radnor Away
May 5—Bethlehem Relays Away April 24—Upper Darby Home
May 9—Wilmington Home April 27—Radnor Away
May 12—Villanova Interscholastics May 1—Berwyn Home
May 16—Ambler Away May 4—Penn Charter Away
May 19 -District Meet Away May 8—Lansdowne Away
May 23—Lansdale Away May 11—Norristown Away
May 31—Jenkintown Home May 23—Cheltenham Away
J line 2—Suburban Meet .... Away June 1—Lower Merion Home
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“The civilization of a race is the sum total of its achievements in adjusting itself to its environment.” We speak of the glory of the ancient civilization of China. Here was a great people. Here was a people who, centuries ago, constructed the still famous Wall of China. This was the race which held in its hand the mystery of the ages, the wonder of the world. This was the race which brought forth great philosophies.
The memory of the ancient Egyptians, kept burning by their pyramids, their sphinx, their alluring tombs, despite their physical background of heat and desert, makes us ponder and question the greatness of the modern world. The very mummies themselves remain a wonder of the age. for their perfection.
But the Chinese, the Egyptians—in their achievements, in their adjustment to environment,—was there the thought and preparation for fiiture civilization? Perhaps there was. Perhaps, in the constant struggle, there were forces at work, trying to fit their people for their lives and countries.
At any rate, if these civilizations were to improve, they had to better their tools and think more of man. Even today, in much of the world, man is treated little better than a llama or mule. In the attempt of a few powerful ones to build great edifices and immense works, other men became beasts.
And then man did not help to make a more sensible life by self-adjustment. For he could not. Until, in his ingenuity, he helped to ease his own burden, nothing else could help him. So the peasants and serfs, as well as the rich and wellborn, were little better than animals, the former in their subjection, the latter in their oppression.
When man improved his tools, when he emerged from the primitive age, when he himself did beasts’ work, when he learned the use of the lever and the power and energy of the waterfall as well as the pos-
sibilities of all nature, then did civilization advance.
For this reason, we say that the difference in the civilization depended upon the difference in tools used. It is easy to see, for instance, that man made great strides in harnessing the beast to plow the field as motive power, in place of himself. It is just as easy to see that his intelligence displayed in irrigating the fields when the season was dry, was at that period the great saviour of crops.
Man’s development of water travel alone demonstrates the difference in civilizations. Thus his implements changed from the tiring labor of muscular energy and wasted time of the swim to the use of the hollowed log. Early there was someone who held up a primitive sail. Chinese paper could be used for more than one purpose. Hence, perhaps down the Yangtze, the ancients looked in astonishment at one clever human who utilized the wind.
Man’s mind did not entirely agree with the idea of human labor as a source of power; but man during the agricultural period had to depend on these means alone.
One by one, lie invented new tools and threw off old tasks. These achievements constantly made him impatient for greater improvements which have not stopped to this day. Man early felt that he wanted to read or write or work after the setting of the sun. Today we have the electric light, but the effort which brought that about meant sacrifice and agony for many men.
Our own America best illustrates the development from the simple age of agri-culturism to that of modern complexity.
Early Puritans, Quakers, Germans, in the toil associated with Colonial life, were bound to the soil. Here human labor was the one, the only source of power. Every tree stump that had to come out required the sweat of the brow.
Consider the fact that it took from 1600 to 1850 to open America’s domain. Suppose that the task were to be accomplished with
53modern means. Even if it would take nearly as long, at least man would not have to bear the strain as he did in past centuries! The machine as the source of man’s power and under his control, began to help to bear his burdens.
The education of the past, naturally and logically, was built on an agricultural civilization. Education knew no other. Long after the agricultural civilization was gone, education catered to it. This was right, for education’s function is to utilize the knowledge and implements of the age in building a greater and firmer future. The education of the period centered around an age in which leisure was almost a myth.
For anyone to claim that this age should have had a broader scope is preposterous. Education keeps in pace with the times and their needs as it learns to define them. When man learned what was necessary to develop human labor as a source of power, then he took immediate advantage of his knowledge.
Ages ago, when man used to fish from the banks of the river, he caught one fish a day. enough to feed him, no more. Subse-qently one fellow brighter than the rest thought to go out in a log boat where he could catch two fish a day. Eventually he saved the fish that he didn’t need and built another boat. This he rented on a commission basis. Hence he needed to work no more but could enjoy the fruits of leisure. So man progressed by using his head.
Machine civilization uses machinery as a source of power. Every man, woman and child today has at his command a hundred mechanical slaves. It used to be a day’s journey from Abington to Philadelphia; now it is a question of how many minutes. This progress propounds not a single but a dual problem. How shall we handle these machine slaves and how shall we utilize best the spare time that the slaves provide?
The best way to handle anybody and anything is first to understand them and second to utilize them. In an age when adults are too busy to keep abreast of modern developments, the school’s functions
enter strongly. Certainly the school is the proper means of helping modern youth utilize the marvels of the age.
We have found in the novel experience of this machine age with its consequent leisure that a fundamental disorder is the pitiful condition of “nothing to do” in which even many of those who are now at work find themselves.
Education must teach everyone to use the leisure time that these slaves make possible for him. When man finds himself free, he must simultaneously find himself engaged.
Above all, education must make possible for everyone the opportunity of the application of the benefit of modern science and the use of his leisure time. It would be a sad thing, if after struggling centuries to achieve comparative ease and leisure, many did not know how to handle it!
If it teaches the use of the mechanical slaves, if it makes possible equality of opportunity for all, if it develops avocations for true leisure, education will be the strong bond between the age of agricul-turalism. the age of technology and the greater age which is yet to come.
In our own high school, we find a faculty struggling against depression conditions faithfully and conscientiously grasping at every opportunity to give genuine training, and at the same time giving students the highest pitch of experience which can be offered today. The school is reaching out for every new development. Impatience is our besetting sin. Not yet have we laid completely the foundation of this new type of education.
We have faced the fact that we are in a machine civilization. We have learned the meaning of a machine civilization. Slowly but surely our education is beginning to mirror the machine civilization. But the world creeps on. The world stands upon the threshold of a civilization as yet unborn.
Walton Coates, ’34.THE FIRST SCHOOLHOUSE IN ABINGTON Block by .Jay Garbutt, ’85.
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I have no other way than this to state
What I had thought you understood and knew.
Whatever slander others may relate
Of infidelity could hut ensue
From their own strange desires and hate.
Their words are lies: their hearts are evil, keen
To fabricate false tales for you to hear.
Who leave me nothing hut this love to lean Upon for confirmation, and I fear It only strikes the sudden in-between Of your decision and belief, my dear.
Into the liquid pool of my mind Come thoughts:
Some, like shining pebbles—
Sending ever-widening ripples Over the teater's surface:
Others, like great boulders Torn from the banks.
Cause one tremendous splash.
And when at rest.
Leave nothing In that pool —
Barbara Hesse, ’34.
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The Spirit of Ahington
The first few wisps of sturdy heritage With earnest glances and a hard won wage, Took leave of all that nature then provided:
The trees, the stone and fruitage that abided Within the small and gently rolling space,
Then patent “Abington” beneath the face Of William Penn’s rough signature and grant. An ancient plow bit deeply there to plant The seed of honest agriculture’s age.
All forests cleared, the tasks that would engage A host of future hands and minds in work, These hardy men unfolded in their murk.
A Spirit form who watched with interest The manifest great efforts of the best,
Decided to entrust to them the rare Of a small boy whom heaven gave a share Of that sung attribute, Eternal Youth.
Old dusty books, traditions’ lore, forsooth, Even the laws relate the time of birth Of this good youth to be before man girth,
68To date, his thousand seven-hundredth year.
Among the simple Quakers gathered here,
He came disguised in spirit form alone,
All human education to atone.
A boy well liked who very quickly grew,
Soon to become a part of them he knew.
Right early in the morning he would rise To aid with chores about the farm, for size Or age meant nothing then to those who spent Their time, who had their work, saw life’s own bent In tilting soil and caring for the stock.
When Temmor, as they called the lad, would lock Forever all his infant days, the years,
Then set at six or seven by the peers,
His guardians sent him to the first of schools,
'The Friend’s Schoolhouse, equipped with simple tools A slate, arithmetic and spelling books,
With Testaments drawn from their hidden nooks.
On wooden benches ’neath the guiding eye Of one old master, murm’ring he would ply His lessons ’til he memorized them all,
Consuming all the teacher could recall,
Large tracts of land were let to men who came, vis- followers of other faiths of name,
The Quakers showed to them their youth Temmor, Who much attracted them by ancient lore.
They asked permission that the boy could live With them for part of every day to give Their children, too, a friend in him for good.
So Temmor went to Saw Mill Hill which stood,
A quaint, plain building with its fellow schools,
Still with the single teacher, benches, stools,
But holding forth a new ideal for man:
Where schools prepared for life’s whole act and. plan
Full many long years passed on soddened wings, Despite the protest of all men and things,
New findings shook the frame of every scheme,
As great inventions caused a path to gleam From where it lay so long a perfect maze,
While schools who sheltered this unquestioned phase Then hearkened to the call of duty’s horn,
A future man’s machine age soon was born.
The people of the early nineties found Our youthful Temmor grown both good and sound. He urged his friends to think of future need When everything depends on present seed;
A greater course of learning for the youth—
Lo, Abington High School had swept uncouth And smaller schools a way on opening IThis tiny growing school was offering New studies to its growing student group;
So watchful Temnior hade his friendly troop To see that schools reflect the world’s new moves A nd listen as the working world reproves.
The essence of the given promise grew;
Now gatli ’ring strength, a bold start to eschew;
So surely, then, with boundless aims to shore, Protagonists appeared before Temmor.
All of the district’s schools took form and rose As Mr. Ling sought sharply to impose,
To build anew, the outline of a frame,
Intended to support at length a fame That, urged by Mr. Weirick’s burning thirst For knowledge, into blazing glory burst.
So Temmor’s true form must forever live, Regardless whether paths or things survive.
Calvin Bliss, ’34.
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