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Academy's '26 track team proved to be one of the pleasant surprises of the year.
Last year's track team had a very successful season, but due to the graduation of several
stars, it was supposed by the student body that a team of mediocre ability would represent
Academy on the cinder path this spring.
However, Coach Drake, with only six lettermen available, developed one of the best
track teams that ever wore the Blue and Gold. Work was started soon after the close of
the basketball season and a large number of likely candidates appeared. Two weeks of
indoor training and calisthenics helped greatly when the boys began in earnest in the
Although inclement weather hampered daily workouts, Drake with the assistance of
Coach Wright, soon had a well-balanced team ready for action. Many young and inex-
perienced fellows showed up well in the dashes, while several new weight men were
Academy received her first taste of competition in the Lakewood relays on May l.
Academy, according to "dope", was not considered important in this meet. Thirty-six
high schools of high calibre were entered. The Blue and Cold won two first places, two
seconds and two-thirds, taking First when Nelsen won the high jump. Academy placed
second in the 4-mile relay and third in the 3-mile relay.
On May 8 the team traveled to Pittsburgh to compete in the Carnegie Tech relays,
the largest scholastic track meet in the Tri-state district. Sixty-six high schools partici-
pated. Of these Academy finished seventh. Nelsen, Academy's captain and high jumper,
took second place in the high jump, equaling the high jump record at the Carnegie Tech,
and forcing the winner to break the record.
On May I5 Academy was the host of the "schoolboy Athletes" of Northwestern
Pennsylvania, district eight in the elimination for the State championship at Bucknell to
be held Saturday, May 22,
Academy won the district championship the fourth consecutive time, and by the larg-
est majority since the meet has been in competition.
Three records were broken in this meet, two of these by Academy men. Nelsen
broke the city high jump record, formerly held by Central, and Fuller broke the city pole
vault record, held by Heinlein, a former Gold and Blue star. Academy will send four
members of her track team to compete in the state championship at Bucknell. These
members are: Nlarvey Nelsen, high jump: Richard Speicher, 220 yard dash: Gilbert Spath.
220 yards low hurdles: and Stanley Fuller, pole vault.
May 29 Academy is scheduled to meet Lafayette of Buffalo, who are considered one
of the best track teams in the state of New York.
On june 4 the annual meet for the local high schools to contest for the city champion-
ship will be held.. The last two meets will be staged in the Athletic Field due to the
repair work being done on the stadium.
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May 22 Bucknell State meet
May 29 Lafayette of Buffalo
June 4 ...... .............. T riangular meet
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unior High Basketball
The Academy junior High Basketball team has come to the fore remarkably in the
last year. Last year the team Hnished the season at the bottom of the League with only
one victory to its credit. This year it has Finished second and has a number of victories.
The schedule was rather complicated, having a number of forfeitures from the vari-
ous teams which ithe team played. During the season the junior boys played the teams
from Lincoln Junior High, Roosevelt High, and East High schools. During the season
there were sixteen games played, five of which were forfeited to us because of- inelligi-
bility of the opponent's men.
We gained an ovelming victory on our home court when we played Gridley High.
The score was I6-6.
At the beginning of the season the team was not at all promising but it gradually
worked up to its present position: and the instructors hold high hopes for the boys when
they reach the stage where they can play on the varsity team.
Howard Stoneroach was high point 'man, having played in all the League games. He
had 60 points from baskets, I4 fouls making a total of 74 points. Milton Harding placed
second with a total of 57 points. He scored 44 from baskets, and I3 from fouls. Hard-
ing played in ll games. john Malthaner was third, playing in I5 games. His total is
53 points, 34 from baskets and I9 from fouls.
Arthur Wells, who 'become a student in the senior high school before the season was
over, deserves special mention for his fine playing. ' ,.
The personnel of the team is: First ROW, left to right: Robert Winters, manager, Abe
Cohen, forward: Milton Harding, forward: Howard Stoneroach, captain: Charles Daucher,
guard: Sam Moore, guard: Edward Kaltenbach, manager,
Second Row, left to righit: Allen Bonell, forward: Ross Brown. guard: Coach M. V.
Wright, John' Malthaner, center: and Vincent Betti, forward. Also lettermen, who are
not in jhe picture, Arthur Wells, forward: Fred Bandecca, center, and Harry Rhodes,
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The season of i925-l926 was by far the most successful that any squad of natators
at Academy has ever had. Not only did we place second in the city swimming meets.
but we Won the city championship in water polo, a new sport introduced this season.
The first meet of the season was held at Cleveland with the University School of that
city. Unfortunately we were badly crippled for the meet, as our captain, Donald Parsons.
was ill, and several of the fellows who went up on the bus were detained. The final score
was 50-7 in favor of the opponents, Schauble and Flick being high scorers.
The next meet was held with Central in our pool and our lads made a favorable
showing against the city champs, losing by a score of 40-l2. Sola, a newcomer, showed
the way in scoring,
Then we took on East High, also in our pool, and turned them back to the tune of
36-23, Sola again featuring. lt was in this meet that our relay team, swimming 200
yeads made an Academy record.
Central again took us over at the Y. M. C. A. pool-43-I3. With such stars as
Cross, Huey, and Gillespie, Central was easily victorious, though our boys made a fine
showing, pushing every winner.
Eastil-ligh was beaten in the East pool by a score of 36-23. Although handicapped
by the larger pool, our fish won by large margins in each race. Thus we ended the city
series in second place.
The Alumni meet called out the largest crowd that ever attended a swimming meet
at Academy. With such formidable stars as Guerrin, Kavelage, and Fritz, the Alumni
presented an imposing line-up, but the students triumphed by a score of 40-9, and won
the water polo game held afterward.
Water polo, a game new to the high schools, was introduced this year, and at the
end of the regular season Central and Academy were tied for first place. This necessi-
tated three post-season games. Central took the first game by a score of 2-l, Flick scor-
ing for Academy. However. we turned around and won the deciding games both by a
score of I-0. Mink. a substitute, scored the winning goal in both games. This placed
the honor of being the first champs in water polo at Academy.
Coach john Kamora worked hard and faithfully, though he had to contend with the
illness of the captain and the absence of Schauble, who was unable to compete in any
but the first meet, due to an injured leg. The boys are very grateful to the coach for his
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Senior Girls' Basketball Team
Miss Eclith Nleyette, Coach
Gladys Smith, Capt. ..... .
Beulahbelle Sessamen ....... .
Eleanor Wertz ..............
Louise Diefendorf .... ..
Laura Durbin .....
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Seniors I2 .........
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These precious high school years are to us all the rosy
season of life but so rapidly does time slip by that without a
tangible reminder we should soon forget our high school days.
ln an effort to keep them always with us, we, the class of
l926 present this, the sixth volume of the Academe, in which
we have endeavored to declare the true spirit of our last year.
If there are faults we ask you to remember that 'ito err
is humang to forgive divine." If the book merits praise we
only ask you to put it with your treasures.
We wish to thank the faculty, the students and the ofihce
force for their fine co-operation in producing what we hope will
be the usuper annual."
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Sophomore Class Girls' Basketball Team
Margaret Sullivan, Captain
Miss Edith Mayette, Coach
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Erma Grace .................
Margaret Hall .......
Mildred Carlin ............ ...................... ............. ........
The Sophomore Class Girls' Basketball team placed second in the interclass league.
ln the first game of the season it won easily from the Freshmen by a score of 37-I l.
The next game was, lost to the Juniors by a score of I8-I l. After that the Seniors were
defeated, the score being I7-l4. ln the second game with the Freshmen, the Sophomores
held them to a lone field goal, the Hnal score resting at 28-2.
The juniors came back again, defeating the Sophomores l6-2. The Seniors next
avenged their former defeat by winning the second game C26-165 making it necessary to
play a third game. The final game of the season was the playoff between the Seniors and
the Sophomores. Two overtime periods were played in the game before the outcome
was finally settled at a score of I0-8, in favor of the Sophomores: this placed them second
in the interclass league.
The star performer of the Sophomore team was Sarah Getty, who was high scorer
with 68 points. Margaret Sullivan was second with 53 points. Both girls showed much
ability in the forward -positions.
Mildred Carlin and Margaret Hall as guards showed exceptional ability in holding
their opponents to 95 points for the entire season. Charlotte Seaver, center, showed
good form in getting the tipoff almost every time. Sophie Landberg and Erma Grace,
her running mate at side-center, aided materially in winning second place in the league.
With the entire team expecting to be back next year and with this year's experience
the Sophomores entertain high hopes of winning the championship in '27,
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The Leaders' Class
The Leaders' Class is composed of the girls from the various physical education
classes, who do good work in class and are especially interested in health education.
Upper class members of the organization can be called upon to lead groups in games
and other physical activities. Practice periods come three times a week after school
hours. If a member of the class absents herself from practice three consecutive times
her name is dropped from the roll.
The Leaders' Class, under the direction of Miss Meyette, always takes a prominent
part in the gymnastic exhibition, which is given annually by the girls and boys from the
physical education departments. Tactics by the Leaders' Class was probably the most
attractive number on the last exhibition program. Other interesting 'features were "Men
of Valor," a dance given by the boys under Mr. Drake's supervision: apparatus work by
boys and girls: tumbling by the bays, and dances by the girls. The complete program was:
Men of Valor
Parallel Bars and Horse
Wand Drill Mazurka
Marionettes Tulip Time
Masqueraders Gipsy Dance
Tumbling and Pyramid
The personnel of the Leaders' Class is:
Bernice Norell Margaret Sullivan
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Mr. C. l... Arnold, the subject of this sketch, was born near the village of Dillsbury,
York County, on December 27, 1863. This town is noted as the birthplace of M. S. Quay,
who is said to be the greatest United States senator Pennsylvania has ever produced.
Mr. Arnold received his early education in the public schools of Yorl-1 County and
later attended summer sessions of County Normal Schools, which existed at that timeg
he also attended several summer sessions at the Millersville State Normal School. During
the winters of these years he taught school in the rural districts of York County.
ln l888 he entered Clarion Normal school and graduated from this institution in
I890. His teaching career as supervising principal of borough schools then began. l-le
spent ten years in this line of worl-z at the following places: Boiling Springs, Cumberland
County, one yearg Mount Joy, Lane County, five years: Hummelstown, Dauphin County,
The next two years he spent at Steelton, Dauphin County. as a ward principal,
For several years, Mr, Arnold had been contemplating and preparing himself for giving
up academic work, and taking up commercial work as a more remunerative and pleasant
field or work.
After preparing for this work at the International Business lnstitute of Newark, New
Jersey, and Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Mr. Arnold was elected to a position at Greens-
burg and one at Erie at about the same time. l-le accepted the Erie position. This was
in the year l902, and he held it until February l, 1926, at which time he was compelled
to resign on account of ill health.
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The Academe Popularity Contest
The i926 Academe Popularity Contest is the second of its kind to be held in
Academy. The First was a feature of the '25 Academe. This year the school has also
chosen the most popular boy in th'e school as well as the most popular girl.
From a group of five boys and five girls, previously nominated, the winners were
chosen by ballot, by the student body.
Louise Weschler, voted the most popular girl in Academy, has been an active and
well-known member of the class of '26 since it entered high school. Her charm and
personality have won for her a wide range of friends, as well as the title of most popular
girl. Besides her excellent academic work she has shown remarkable dramatic ability,
Clarence Meyer, voted the most popular boy in Academy, has been active along
athetic and dramatic lines. It is needless to say that he is well-lcnown and is a general
favorite. Perhaps the primary reason for his popularity is his happy, good-natured, easy-
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In past years Academy has always turned out tennis teams of high calibre. Among
other victories our teams hold the scalps of East, Central, and Rayen High of Youngstown.
Our most outstanding triumph is that registered by Byron Baur's team over Cathedral
Latin High School of Cleveland. In this game the Latinites failed to win a match and
consequently went down to their first defeat in several years. Robert Whiting, an
Academy graduate, has offered a cup for this year, which is an added incentive for the
three local schools.
With several veterans remaining from last year's squad the Academy team has a
Fine chance of winning the championship. Not only are there several veterans back but
the new material is the most promising in years.
The squad started.worl-ting out in the Girls' gym, rather earlier than usual and will
go outside as soon as weather permits. No matches have been played as yet but Acade-
my is solidly behind its tennis team.
Alvin Schainer, the manager, has already arranged home and home games with
outside teams, besides the series for the city championship.
Altogether this year's representatives are about the livest outfit in years to carry
Academy's colors in tennis.
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Year after year Academy has shown herself to be more and more appreciative of
good music, and this year she has reached -the highest pinnacle of her appreciation,
Our four musical organizations are the best of their kind in the city. Under the
direction and careful leadership of Mr. W. S. Owen and Mr. M. Luvaas, we have come
to possess four fine groups of musical students.
The Girls' Chorus has been an outstanding feature of this year's social activities.
Sixty girls, clad in brilliant gold and blue costumes, have banded together in an effort
to heighten Academy's musical standards.
The Boys' Clee Club has been a source of satisfaction to the student body because
of the splendid work done this year. They, as well as the Girls' Chorus, have charmed
Our band and our orchestra deserve special mention because of the fine music they
have been rendering during the past year.
Next to school spirit and athletics, music touches the hearts of the students, and
makes them realize that shool is much more than text books and hard work.
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The class of I926 dedicates this volume of the
LOWELL C. DRAKE
ln gratitude for keeping the Gold and Blue waving on
high, for upholding our honor and for inspiring us physically
and morally, we dedicate this volume with the sincerest hope
that in years to come he will reveal to our successors the same
fine spirit that he has revealed to us.
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The Academy High School Band, under the direction of Prof. W. S. Cwen, has be-
come an organization more worthy of sincere praise than any former Academy band.
The instrumentation has been increased until we have a band equipped with over sixty
pieces. The boys have made creditable appearance in concerts, and it was they who gave
our boys their inspiration on the gridiron, and on the basl-:etball court.
We hope the long-looked-for and coveted trip to Chicago, to compete for national
honors with other bands from all over America, will be realized this year. We are very
sure that our band is capable of winning laurels if it competes in the contest.
The personnel is:
Director: Prof. W, S. Owen
Student Director: George Yochim
Theodore Bauer, clarinet
lVlerwyn Bogue, Cornet
George Carr, clarinet
Melvin Carpenter, French horn
john Colligan, saxaphone
Raymond Cole, clarinet
Stuart Deaner, cornet
William Conwell, cornet
Fred Dipple, snare drum
Bert Epp, saxaphone
Dennis Erhart, saxaphone
Nathan Cabin, trombone
Lloyd Gardener, cornet
George Ciesler, Hate
Willard Greener, cornet
Carl Cuyer, drum
Milton Harding, saxaphone
joe Heintzl, clarinet
Wilkes Hill, cornet
Austin Hotchkiss, trombone
Carter jones, tuba
Edward Kaltenbach, cor:'et
Jacob Karp, trombone
Neil Kennedy, solo clarinet
Tom Kennedy, trombone
john Konnerth, trumpet
Raymond Kuhl, clarinet
lrvin Lang, Hute and piczolo
Charles Lanigan, sa:-:aphoae
Bennie Leviclc, baritone
Philip Levick, tuba
John Loesch, saxaphone
George Lyons, clarinet
C-aya Major, cornet
Carlton lVlay, baritone
Kenneth lVlcArdle, cornet
Nervin lVlcKee, saxaphone
Howard Moore, cornet
William Morey, French horn
lsador Pinslci, tuba
Russell Plumb, cornet
Albert Ruadni, saxaphone
Willis Reiser, clarinet
Gordon Robinson, tuba
Henry Russell, clarinet
Douglas Sawdy, clarinet
Alvin Schafltner, clarinet
Russel Seachrist, French horn
Frank Senger, alto
Harold Shank, saxaphone
Bernard Smith, oboe
Coston Towns, trombone
Vernett Voorhees, snare drum
Henry Wiesbauer, saxaphone
David Wells, clarinet
Harley Werren, cornet
George Yochim, cornet
Everett Zurn, trombone.
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With Professor Owen again leading our orchestra it has become an organization more
highly skilled musically than ever before. The instrumentation has been steadily in-
creased, and we now have an orchestra that can easily compete with the finest in the
city. The members have l-:ept before them the ideal of a symphonic orchestra and have
been benefitted therebyf
The orchestra has been in great demand and has rendered its fine music at almost
all of the school activities. With the aid and co-operation of the Girls' Chorus and the
Boys' Clee Club, it has given a number of successful concerts in and out of the city,
The personnel is as follows:
Dir-ector: Prof. W. S. Owen
Student Director: George Yochim
Melba Almhagen, violin
Charles Anderson, violin
John Birkner, violin
Doris Burger, violin
Melvin Carpenter, French horn
Harold Crandall, bass drum
Lucille Crotty, violin
Stuart Deaner, bass violin
Donald Dieter, violin
John Duclenhoeffer, violin
William Duclenhoeffer, violin
Harold Dunbar, violin
Bert Epp, saxaphone
Stanley Fuller, bassoon
Abe Cabin, violin
Richard Gebhardt, violin
George Ciesler, Hute and picco
Sigmund Gorny, 'cello
lrma Grace, violin
Dorothy Hale 'vt 1
Hilda Hawley, cornet
Marie Hawley, viola
joe l-leintzl, clarinet
Clifford Hickox, violin
Scott Hoffman, violin
Austin Hotchkiss, trombone
Rebecca Kamerer, violin
lsador Kaufman, violin
Neil Kennedy, solo clarinet
Tom Kennedy, violin
Harold Klibes, viola
lrvin Lang, flute and piccolo
Bennie Leviclc, cornet
Philip Levick, violin
Milton Lovewell, violin
Richard Lovewell, 'cello
Lawrence Marks, 'cello
Lorenz Martin, violin
Stanley McArdle, trombone
George Melhorn, oboe
Clarence Myer, tympani
William Morey, French horn
Margaret Munk, bass viol
lsador Pinski, violin
Elsie Robinson, violin
Gordon Robinson, bass viol
Pearl Rubin, violin
Henry Russell, clarinet
Rose Scalise, piano
Beatrice Taft, saxaphone
Bruno Vangeli, violin
Aloysius Waldinger, violin
Thelma Way, violin
David Wells, clarinet
Charles Williamson, bass viol
Edwin Wolf, saxaphone
Harry Woolhandler, violin
George Yochim, cornet
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The Girls' Chorus
Isabel Glass ........ ............. P resident
Katherine Graf ...... ............................ V ice-President
Lucille Evans ...... ....... S ecretary and Treasurer
The Academy Girls' Chorus, under the efficient direction of Morten Luvaas, has
won even more praise this year than last.
Publiework during the year has consisted of concerts given for Erie business clubs,
and also, with the Boys' Clee Club, entertainments in different churches. A very enjoy-
able program was given at the First, Methodist Church of Union City. The girls will sing
at Chautauqua and Conneaut Lake later in the year.
This year's chorus, consisting of fifty-five voices with Charlotte Withrow as soloist
and Thelma Tate as accompanist, has risen to a position of musical achievement.
Our most sincere hope is that in the future, as in the past, the Girls' Chorus may
continue its active interest in musical work and so bring Academy the honor and fame
that is rightfully hers.
The personnel of the Girls' Chorus is
Angeline De Mark
Betty Van Geem
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Boys' Cvlee Club
The Boys' Clee Club, under the direction of Mr. Morten Luvaas, began its first
year, September, l925. Last year the club gained little recognition, but since reorganiz-
ing this year it has become one of the most popular organizations in Academy, rivaling
the Girls' Chorus for vocal supremacy.
It is a group of thirty boys who have banded together forthe purpose of cultivating
their voices as well as to furnish enjoyment and pleasure for their audiences.
The club has sung at several of the cityis most prominent civic clubs, and has re-
ceived favorable comment wherever it has gone, It accompanied the Girls' Chorus ,to
Union City, where the two organizations combined their forces to present a perfect musi-
The Lions', Rotary, and Kiwanis clubs have been entertained by this group of talented
male singers. '
Some of the churches of the city, as well as the civic clubs, have been favored with
the boys' singing, for they have sung at the First Baptist Church and the Glenwood U. B.
The club is planning to sing at Conneaut Lake Exposition Park on June 22.
The personnel of the club is:
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This page is dedicated to Victor Patterson, Boys' Work Director of the Y. M. C. A.,
who is the benefactor and advisor of the Hi-Y Clubs of the three high schools: and to
Everett Zurn and the officers who have served under him.
The Hi-Y Club is an association of high school fellows, endeavoring to create, main-
tain, and extend throughout their school and community high standards of Christian
The platform is clean athletics, clean speech, clean habits, clean scholarship and con-
tagious Christian character.
When the club started out in 1925 it was composed of five members. During the
next few weeks, this number increased by two or three. The distribution of the Academy
Hi-Y Handbooks among the lower classes seemed to arouse interest so that just before the
Christmas vacation there were twelve members interested. Shortly after the beginning
of the year the first initiation was held and soon the club numbered twenty. The club
meets during the home room period every Wednesday to discuss live issues of interest to
every high school fellow. lr has been favored immensely during the last year by having
the ablest speakers talk on interesting topics.
During the year one second degree was adminsitered to members of each club of
the three high schools. The Academy members who tool: the degree are distinguished
by the sweaters they wear.
The oflicers elected for the coming year are as follows:
Vice President-Linson Jennings.
The activities of the year were concluded at a Mothers' Night Banquet, in the dining
room of the Boston Store on May 4.
The banquet was a huge success and was a most fitting conclusion for a successful
year. The installation of the ofhcers previously mentioned took place at this gathering.
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Following the good example set by the Journalism class of last year, the class of
l925-26 settled right down to work, under the instruction of Mr. C. C. Radder, and has
produced good results, such as the "Academy Starz" especially the "Boost Erie" edition,
the "Radder Press," and many "stories" for the daily papers.
The class First won honor last fall by placing William Getty, editor-in-chief of the
i'Star," in the position of editor-in-chief of the "Kids' Edition" of the Erie Daily Times.,
Also by placing on the staff of that edition Louis C-ersman, writing the "What D'ye Known
column of Tom Sterrett, and Rose Gawiser, reporting.
The "Star," which is now issued monthly by the class, has been enlarged and made
much better than that of last year in the hands of the following staff: William C-etty.
editor-in-chief, Harlan Lancaster, sports editor: John C-rasberger, circulation manager,
and Martha McMahon, advertising manager.
The "Boost Eriei' edition of the "Star," which was circulated throughout the city
and far beyond, won Commendation wherever it went.
'Storiesn for both Erie newspapers were written by all the members of the class, and
Academy has been represented very frequently on the Times School Page by the writ-
ings of Dennis Erhart and Bernard Connors,
Great hopes are held for the journalism class of next year, now Journalism l, which
will soon take over the "Star" and other projects which this year's class has success-
The members of the class are
First row, from right to left: Marie Gertson, Autumn Fritts, Hazel Lang, C. C, Radder
flnstructorj, Helen Moot, Isabelle Loutenhiser, Anna Mae Weschler,
Second row, from right to left: Rose Gawiser, Meta Cehlken, Dennis Erhart, Bernard
A Connors, William Getty, Harlan Lancaster, Minnie White, Evelyn Seib.
Third row, right to left: Lea McMahon, Milford Jacobson Carl Cuyer. Robert Weschler,
john Crasberger, Eugene McManus, .lohn Steinmetz, Adolph Agresti, Harry Cohen,
also Martha McMahon and Wilbur Foht.
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Standing fleft to right,--Donald -Hamot, Robert Shelnk, Fred C-ardner, Harry Leamy
Carl Held, Edward Van Zandt, Clyne Austin, Richard Speuzher, ,lohn Shoemaker
Donald Parsons, Arthur Schwartz, George Gott.
Sitting Cleft to right,-Wilbur Flick, Allen Johnson, Marshall Burd, Mary Buchmann
Ruth Shattuck, Miss Lockwood flnstructorj. Adelaide More. Mildred Van Dusen
Warner Sheldon, Max Tannenbaum. Russel, Adams.
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Le Cercle Francais
President .................... .... ................. . ......... ............. D o r othy Eclcard
Vice President ....... ......... Nl artha Backstrom
Secretary .............. .......... L ouise Weschler
Treasurer . . .... ....... C harlotte Withrow
President ................ ....................................... ..... D o rothy Eckard
Vice President ...... ......... D orothy Weaver
Secretary ........... ............... L ouise Clayton
Treasurer . ............. .......................... ................ C h arlotte Withrow
Anna S. Hunt, Faculty Advisor
Motto: Mien ou tout rein.
fDo things well or not at alll
Although Le Cercle Francaise is still in its infancy, it is fast becoming one of the
social lights of the school.
The club, which consists of students who have had a year or more of French, was
formed to stimulate interest in French by studying French music and literature.
The club's First social event was held on December Z0 in the form of a Christmas
party. At this party, the club entertained the other French students ot the school. A
very interesting program consisting of a talk on French music, a piano selection and a
short playlet in French was given. At the conclusion of the playlet, presents were taken
from the brilliantly-lighted tree and distributed among the members, and their guests.
ln February, a membership campaign was held which swelled the club's ranks,
About the middle of March, the Club sponsored a cinema entertainment in the audi-
torium, admission five cents. Our treasury increased noticably.
The meetings of the Club have been very interesting because of the splendid material
from which they have to choose. Par exemple, Academy's prima donna, Charlotte With-
:ow: lsabel Glass, an accomplished speaker, Everett Zurn, who made his very successful
debut in "Agatha's Auntng Anne and David Cold, accomplished actors: and many other
One of the most interesting programs of the year was as follows:
La Rosarie fln Frenchl ........ ................ C harlotte Withrow
Russian Rhapsody ..................... ......... D orothy Weaver
The Mad Man ............. ........... .......................... ................ I s a bel Glass
The club members are now working on the first act of the humorous play "lVlonseiur
Perrichonf' which they hope to present before the club shortly.
Arrangements are also being made for the framing of several pictures which will be
left in the French Room.
Although this is the clubis first year it has made, with the guidance of its advisor, a
fairly good start toward becoming a success.
The personnel of the club is:
Back row-Ruth Lynch, Louise Clayton, Dorothy Weaver, Aileen Austin, Marjorie Stitt.
Middle Row-Mary Alice Whiting, Anne Gold, Everett Zurn, Dorothy Eckard, Charlotte
Sitting--Helen Bruell, Paul Rumbol, Miss Anna Hunt fteacherj, David Cold and Isabelle
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Miss Susan Tanner
The College Club started its second year of activity September, 1925, and has in-
creased in numbers surprisingly since that time. The club is composed of girls who are
contemplating entering college after they have Finished their course in high school.
ln early spring the three high school clubs held their annual banquet in the Academy
gym. The dinner was followed by dancing and other entertainment.
The club holds interesting meetings where the girls tell of their reasons for attending
The personnel of the club is:
Standing fleft to rightjz Adelaide More, Katherine Perry, Florence King, lda Schneider.
Miss Tanner, Margaret Maynard, Helen Liebau, Margaret Franz, Ailene Cox, Lucille
Sitting Cleft to rightl : jane Mock, Mildred Van Dusan, Isabel C-lass, Jean Stewart, Barbara
Kimmel, Annebelle Schneider, Mildred Schludecker, Jean Chamberlain, Dorothy
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ERIE, PA., MONDAY, JUNE. 3l, I936.
LEUTHt AB PHANTOM
FIRE UESTHUY3 h hhh hhhhhhhhh EHIE'S LARGEST
Damages resulting from a Iire
which started last night in the An-
derson pretzel factory, 242 West
Twelfth Street, were estimated this
morning at approximately 525,000
by Fire-chief Leonard Pasqualicchio.
The fire, which raged a good part
of the night, and practically de-
stroyed the entire factory, is be-
lieved to have had its origin in a
pan of pretzels left on the fire, when
the proprietors, Doris and Dorothy
Anderson, stepped out with two
former classmates, William Frame
and Eugene McManus.
The factory, which was almost
totally destroyed, will be rebuilt in
the fall on a larger scale, as Academy
High school orders have increased a
Dorothy and Doris Anderson, were
formerly students of Academy High
school, who were well known in the
cafeteria of that school as the Pret-
GREET ERIE PROFESSOR
Professor Robert Weschler, holder
of the iron medal for the invention
of laughing gas which will be used
in the next argument between the
nations, was greeted at the train
this morning by a gust of wind and
music by the Alligator Scale Club.
I-Ie is staying at the Ehrheart Hotel,
which has recently replaced the
"If here your name you Find, E
And something dumb you've E
just say, 'Oh, never mind, Z
Because it's just for fun.' " 2
Due to the over crowded condi-
tion of the airplane parking space
on top of Academy High school.
where 'the students and faculty park
their planes, a petition was put in
before Principal C. W. McNary to-
day by the students demanding a
larger parking space.
The petition is believed to have
been started by Eugene Starosta
after his new helicouter model was
damaged when Miss Tanner bumped
into it with her Maxwell plane last
During the last two weeks the
students and some of the faculty
had been landing in the stadium in
front of the school but this was
stopped by the stadium committee
when they learned that the north
goal post was torn down by Mr.
Walter Detmers when taking off in
his plane yesterday, and that the
playing field and track were being
Nearly the entire student body is
behind the petition, as over two-
thirds of them are owners of planes,
and a larger landing space is in
to Be Popular
The mysterious phantom slayer
who has baffled police circles for
ten years by his daring and cruelty
has at last been caught.
The capture was made last even-
ing by Detective I-Iarold, Shipley
and his assistants, Elmer Hostettler
and Theodore Schaal, as the mur-
derer attempted to enter the home of
Mr. and Mrs. William Ehrheart on
Chief of Police Edward Murphy an-
nounced this morning that the arch
criminal is none other than Carl
Guyer. This discovery of the phan-
tom's identity was indeed a great
blow to society which has for years
acepted Guyer as an honorable gen-
tleman of unquestionable social
fContinued on Page ZH
MODEL REFUSES POSITION
just before this issue went to press
"Whitey" Sola told the reporter that
he had refused to join the New York
stage success, "Artists and Models."
Although he did not divulge the
salary he was offered, the reporter
inferred it was to be immense.
Unlike "Red" Grange, "Whitey"
Sola has decided to Finish his school
career, as he is adverse to notoriety,
and is of the mind that oneis school-
ing comes but once in a life time.
Lawrence in prominence. - tgreat demand at the hill school. lWe heartily congratulate Mr. Sola.
Senator Gorney Proposes New Amendment
Senator Sigmund Corny of Penn-
sylvania proposed the 23rd amend-
ment to the constitution in Congress
The amendment is based upon the
national school question. Since the
child labor law was passed in 1926,
there has been much discussion as
to labor of the child under eighteen
years of age in the secondary schools
and Senator Corny's amendment is
an outcome of the discussion.
The amendment is as follows:
No one is, or shall be, compelled
to attend any school or institution
against his or her will.
A school day shall consist of not
Iess than two C21 or more than six
fContinued on Page Zh
June 3I, I936
The Radder Press
Still owner by C. C. Radder
Editor-in-Chief ............... Marie Certson
Sports Editor ......... Harlan Lancaster
Music Editor .................. Dennis Erhart
Art Editor ............. ................ C arl Guyer
Society Editor ............... Autumn Fritts
Circulation Mgr ....... ,lohn Cirasberger
Advertising Mgr ....... Martha McMahon
Rose Gawiser, Meta Gehlken, Ber-
nard Connors, Harry Cohen,
Adolph Agresti, Minnie White,
William C-etty, Milford Jacobson,
Leo McMahon, Anna Mae Wesch-
Ier, Hazel Lang, Isabelle Loutzen-
hiser, Robert Weschler, Eugene
McManus, Helen Moot, Evelyn
SECOND ISSUE OUT
Our most learned reader! We
have as you see returned again. Our
motto last year was "Once is
enough." We haven't as yet mur-
dered anybody, and we think in or-
der to do so, we shall have to give
you two doses. This one is worse
than the first.
We hope that before this dose
finishes you, you will be able -to write
to us. We shall then have your
name, and publish it, calling you a
martyr to literature.
And our paper is literature. Say
what you will! The most intelligent
cats and dogs agree with us. So
will you, dear readers, for you can-
not help yourself.
One last warning before I depart.
Do not dare to class us with Shake-
speare or Milton. Their works are
as naught compared with our grand
and glorious paper, "THE RADDER
KUKU KAT KRACKS
The faculties sent me a card to
write you about histories, so here I
Somebody said Columbus discov-
ered America. He didnit. lr Was
Bull Run in a Spaulding seaplane,
with a load of mocking birds from
the Canary Islands, who alighted
here first. Columbus was a general
in the Civil War.
General Abraham Lincoln wasn't
in the Revolutionary War. He was
a private in the world fight. In the
battle of Concord, he captured a
Wright Brother's Submarine single
During the battle of the Argonne
Forest, which was pulled off at Lex-
ington in the Civil War, Pershing,
who was captain of "Old Ironsidesf'
sank the "May Flower."
I This Modern Generation l
l By Katherine Perry l
We see them dashing 'round the
Bobbed hair, rouged lip, and
These sisters of our modern day,
With powdered neck and beak.
And then the brothers, oh, what ties,
I With stripes and zig-zag turns:
'Their checkered sweaters, sagging
And hair with sleek sideburns.
And the things they ride to school in,
N Those were cars that used to be, l
lAre a never ending pleasure
, For a looker-on to see.
l "What's the matter with these Mod-
A reformer's wont to shout!
' "They're all right," we yell in
l "All O. K. without a doubtf'
J STUDENTS PROTEST
Can we, the Academy High school
students, have esculators installed in
the old alma mater? I ask you, can
we? Sure, we can. All we need is
lyour solemn word to uphold the
cause. We sure need them. Take
I for instance our fathers and mothers. Y
former students of Academy High.
lI..ook at them. They were burdened
down with work. Their mental and
physical faculties were overtaxed and
still they were compelled to walk up
and down the stairs to the study hall
-or the gym. They were forced to
rush down the stairs at the lunch'
bell, eat lunch and then walk or l
run up the stairs to classrooms again. l
Reliect, you students. Think
how they turned out. We are being
tortured in a similar way. Shall we,
stand for it? I'II say we won't.
l That is all but this-if you don't
lbelieve what I haven't said, see the
,English book. N
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IGORNEY PROPOSES ,
l NEW AMENDMENT
SLAYER PROVES SOCIETY MAN
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i ffll half hour periods.
All schools shall teach the follow-
ing subjects: Hoyle's Card Games,
Ping Pong, African C-olf, and the
manly art of self defence.
Students shall have full run of the
school at all times.
Guyer is being held at the county
court for further investigations.
Section V ,
Principals. assistant principals and
'other oflicials shall be elected to'
I Side Splitters
Carl Cuyer, winner of the Clar-
ence Myers drumming contest, is
signed up with the Crasberger Fol-
lies for a season on Broadway.
Miss Gertrude Gaggin has junked
her old Buick sedan for a "SpoiIs
Nice" purchased from the C. C. Rad-
Adolph Agresti invites the public
to attend the grand opening of his
new Finale Ploppers dance hall.
A new car, known as the -luddle
Pumper," has been placed on the
market by The Harry Cohen Rubber
Fired Velocipecle Corporation.
"Whitey" Sola is now posing for a
picture by Robert Joy. The picture
will be called "The Origin of Man."
Alberta Wetherbee has secured an
important position in the Ruth Clark
Bird Factory, teaching canary birds
Harlan "Bud" Lancaster appears
in his new picture, "The Beau
Brummel of WeigIetown," as the
passionate lover, "Rhubarb Vase-
A new book. "How to Teach
Greek in the Geometry Class," has
recently been written by Walter
"Daddy" Detmers, the well-known
Miss Laura Cramp, now a member
of the Yale Debating Club, won hon-
ors for her school in the debate
with Harvard on HResolved that the
United States Should Control the
"Bill" Dimorier has been sen-
tenced by the student council to
stay one hour after school for a
week. He was caught smoking on
the school grounds.
fContinued from Page I X
Cuuyer is indeed a superior crimin-
al and presented a perfect calm as
he answered the questions asked by
the judge. He admitted that he had
committed the various crimes at-
tributed to the 'iphantoml' because
he 'icraved excitement."
their offices by the popular vote of
the student body.
The students shall have six months
vacation twice a year. During this
time teachers shall be required to
plan parties, various Iuncheons. etc..
for the students upon returning to
The bill is seriously opposed by
Senator Eugene McManus. also of
Pennsylvania, who it is believer by
his fiery power of oratory will be
able to influence Congress to defeat
June 31, 1936
Non-politicians of Erie were
heartily surprised when Edward
Berry, a young man of the city,
stepped forward on a solid-wood-
and-no-brains platform, supported by
our esteemed paper, and made a
heavy bid for the position of gar-
bage distributor of the city of Erie.
Although defeated by the strate-
gic efforts of Harlan Lancaster, cam-
paign manager for the opposition, he
made a wonderful showing, by re-
ceiving nine votes compared with
the 9999 votes cast for the victor,
Now the dear public is again about
to be surprised when the "Radder
Press" will again put forward a can-
didate, this time for the position of
street-cleaner, which has lately been
made subject to popular vote.
Our candidate has recently re-
turned from an investigation of Sing
Sing prison where he remained vol-
untarily for three months fsince
there was no means of escapej. He
will make his stay there the subject
of one of his campaign speeches,
which will begin this week, and con-
tinue through the next two months.
A straight-forward, handsome
young man, William Cietty, is our
FACULTY WINS MEET
Upsetting the dope, Walter Det-
mers, ace of the Academy faculty
swimming team, defeated "Whitey"
Sola of the student team in the an-
nual varsity-faculty contest yester-
day and brought victory to the colors
of the faculty.
This meet, the biggest attraction
of the year, caused must excitement
and thousands of water fans were
disappointed because of the low
water mark in the old swimming
hole back of the school, due to the
lack of rain.
The dopsters were greatly sur-
prised when Detmers defeated Sola
by twelve feet in the 22-yard dash.
The only casualty of the meet
was the death of "Butch" Parsons,
who was attacked by a shark and
pulled down to a watery grave,
BELLE VALLEY GETS PEWEE
"Edmund" Pewee Thomas, cap-
tain of Academy High school basket--
ball squad in l926, has signed up
with the Belle Valley town team.
Along with Thomas will Hoat Mr.
Eugene Sheik Euphraneus lVlclVlanus,
who expects to coach the Belle Val-
ley Kindergarten golf team.
RADDER vs. -DETMERS
ln ten-round bout
C. C. Radder, heavy weight cham-
pion of the Erie School Teachers'
Association, has challenged Walter
Detmers, feather-weight champion,
to a I5 round bout to decide which
will hold the association title, it was
learned to day.
It is rumored that "Fighting Det-
mersi' has accepted the challenge
with "Kid" Radder and that the title
bout will be held soon.
The fight will probably be staged
in the arena and all ringside seats
will be sold to Academy students.
Detmers will probably have his
regular second, Dana Darsie, while
Radder will have to get another, as
his is in the hospital with a broken
Principal C. W. lVlcNary, presi-
dent of the Erie School Teachers'
Fighting Association, will probably
be the i'Kid's" second. g
Walter Lancaster, former graduate
of Academy High, l926, has recent-
ly returned from college where he
has been studying physical culture.
He has taken up quarters under the
Dew Drop lnn and has outfitted a
gymnasium with complete and up-
He has regular schedules for
working hours and will give private
and class instructions for reducing
and growing taller. He has already
two pupils: Cierry Sweet and Sher-
This will be a decided asset to the
athletics of Erie ,public schools.
A new era in tennis has started at
Academy High School since the in-
troduction of Fuller revised tennis
According to the new rules which
were introduced by Stanley Fuller,
a member of the graduating class of
l9Z7, each player must be equipped
with roller skates and a fan, the lat-
ter to replace the old fashioned
racket. The idea is widely approved
in Erie schools, and should make a
big hit all over the country.
Fuller returned from college to
ent is coaching the Belle Valley Col-
ithis city two years ago and at pres-
ilege football team.
JOHNNY AT PARK
john Grasberger, captain of the
Academy i925 football team, will
appear in the next week's burlesque
l at the Park theatre of this city.
Many boys are expected to go and
see their old chum, and a committee
has been formed to meet him, the
fchairman being Ted Eichhorn.
Hats off! To whom? Why,
Academy l'ligh's basketball team,
national high School basketball
champs of 1936. They won this
honor yesterday by defeating Ripley
High school, representatives of New
York State in the Chicago tourna-
For fifteen years Academy has
striven to enter the hall of fame in
basketball, by representing Pennsyl-
vania there in the battle for national
honors. This is the first year that
any Pennsylvania team ever won the
tin cup at Chicago.
All Erie is celebrating the victory
and C. W. lVlcNary, principal of
Academy High, dismissed school for
two days. fSaturday and Sundayj
The boys who helped bring the
cup to Academy are the sons of the
old team of 1926, Thomas, Wesch-
ler, Fuller, Grasberger and Pasqual,
These men did good work in l926.
but their sons are wonders.
During the intermission the Erie
boys were treated with great hospi-
tality. After the First quarter, they
were given hot dogs and pop. Dur-
ing the half each ate a big spaghetti
dinner followed by an hour of danc-
ing. After the third quarter they
held a smoker, and then after the
game each boy devoured his share of
a chicken dinner.
The boys left the next day, Febru-
ary 35, for Erie.
SWEET STARS IN DASH
During the annual lVlilkman's
track and field meet held in the
spacious stadium of Brocton College,
the long standing record for the
hundred yard dash was broken by
Cleno "Gerry" Sweet, of Milky-Way
University, when he crossed the line,
a winner in the phenomenal time of
twenty-two minutes flat. ln break-
ing the old record of 20 and I-32
seconds which had stood for tvfo
weeks, he had to nose out Fred
Feightner, star dash man of State
To get in shape for this meet,
Sweet ran every day against the fa-
mous race horse, Warhorse,
SETS WORLD RECORD
Robert Weschler, famous high
jumper of Academy in '25, has re-
cently broken the world's high jump
record held by Osborne at 6 feet,
ln this feat Weschler arose from
the ground to a heighth of 6 feet,
I0 inches. It has also been stated
that Weschler has been thinking of
representing America in all events
in the Olympics.
RADDER PRESS lune 31, 1936
Those who have been follow-ing
the career of "Tweedles" in the wilds
of Africa and the South Sea Isles
will be interested to know that the
renowned play will soon tour the
United States, starting at Kearsarge.
The show will open as soon as a suf-
ficient number of tickets has been
It is a vivid comedy-drama of the
trials of a young couple's love which
is hindered by the false idea of both
families: that the boy is not good
enough for the girl, that the girl is
not good enough for the boy.
"Tweedles" was first presented at
Academy High school in I926. Af-
ter the presentation at the school it
enjoyed a run at the Community
Playhouse, a rare distinction for the
high school sketch. Thus en-
couraged the players started on
their world tour, which has been a
FIND LOST CHORD
After ten years of hard work M.
J. Luvaas, director of the Academy
Girls' chorus, announced today that
he has found the lost chord, which
was first reported missing by the
chorus of '26, This is one of the
great accomplishments of this fa-
Mr, Luvaas is also director of the
Boys' Glee club of Academy, a pic-
ture of which appeared recently in
the "Whiz Bang" for being one of
the best in the school. Kenneth
Schauble, leading tenor of this or-
ganization, draws the cover designs
for this magazine,
The C-irls' Chorus and the Boys'
C-lee Club will be combined to make
a conglomeration during the next
DOWN WITH IT
The Misses Gertrude and Alice
Caggin have recently gained control
of the Wrigley Chewing Gum Com-
pany. They plan to present each
student in their classes with enough
Juicy Fruit to last for a week. The
gum will be given out the first Mon-
day of every week.
Alderman Rumbol just issued a
marriage license to Lauretta O'Con-
nell and Chester Drake. Mr. and
Mrs. Drake will spend their honey-
moon in Florida.
Find Three Guilty
A hearing was held today before
judge Milton Brown, in which three
men were convicted of smoking
cigarettes. They gave their names
as Everett Zurn, Pete Rumbol and
All were released with a light fine
except Everett Zurn. who was ac-
cused of smoking while driving a
car. The odor of smoke was de-
tected by bandit chaser "Red" Hos-
tettler, who immediately set in pur-
suit and captured the criminal.
Searching the car, Hostettler found
several packs of Camels neatly con-
cealed in the upholstery of the car.
Two packs of cigarettes were also
found on Zurn's person, and a faint
odor of smoke on his breath. He
was held without bail.
OE the three padlocks that were
placed on the so-called "cigar
stores," one is being protested on
the ground that Cubebs are not to-
bacco and hence cannot be classed
under the ninety-ninth amendment.
The question of legality will, in all
probability, be taken to the supreme
court for settlement,
RUSTERHOLTZ OUT ON BAIL
Wallace Rusterholtz was hailed
before judge Milton Brown this
morning by Motorcop joe Heintzel,
on a charge of speeding and disturb-
ing the peace.
Rusterholtz, it is charged, was
driving out Sixteenth street between
Sassafras and Myrtle, at a breakneck
pace when spotted by Heintzel, who
immediately gave chase. After a
long, exciting race, Rusterholtz was
caught and finally induced by Heint-
zel to tell the judge about it.
I-Ie was released on 5c bail byf
judge Brown and will appear for
trial some time in the future.
NEW REDUCING FORMULA
Gerry Sweet. noted chemist, has
completed a formula for reducing.
Mr, Sweet has always been burdened
with weight but now after using his
famous anti-fat remedy, he is but
a shadow of his former self.
When he attended Academy High
school he balanced the scales at four
hundred net, but now he weighs only
two hundred and ninety-nine.
Mr. Sweet's formula is this:
Run ten miles every day,
Work at all times, never
Eat no fat, but lots of lean,
Stick your head in water
to reduce your bean.
George Yochim, a well known Erie
musician, has just signed a contract
to conduct the Belle Valley Regi-
The band. considered one of the
best in this section of the country,
is made up of the following persons
and instruments: Jews harps-
Charles Cowley, Chester Drake and
Clarence Myersg mouth organs-
Carl Guyer, who is also very adept
in playing the player piano: Donald
Parsons: Joseph Heintzel, and "Pee-
wee" Thomas: sweet potato section
-Alvin Schaffner, Merwin Bogue,
Coston Towns, and Stanley Mc-
Ardleq accordions-Leroy Booser,
Bert Epp, Irvin Lang, and Edward
Berry. Edward will not be able to
play for awhile, at least not until
his new instrument comes. He took
the old one apart to see where the
music came from.
Entire stock of the Thomas-Rum-
bol company, declared bankrupt yes-
terday by private investigator Har-
vey Nelson, will be placed on sale to-
The stock included two bushels of
potatoes, depleted only by sales made
in the last ten years. The firm's
bankrupt condition has developed, it
is thought, as a result of the selling
to friends portions of the stock at
bargain prices. This failing has been
especially marked since Leo Mc-
Mahon, former classmate of the two
partners, moved into the neighbor-
hood five years ago.
Richard Speicher, 28, Erie-
Helen Forsythe, 27, Erie.
Coston Towns, 27, North Warren
-Eleanor Wertz, 26, Belle Valley.
Stanley Fuller, 27, Corry-Rose
Scalise, 27, North Girard.
NATURE CLASS TO START
Professor Leo McMahon of Kanty
College announced today that he
would start a class in Nature Study.
Mr, McMahon studied nature in
Wesleyville Normal School, and
after a year's loafing, he signed up
as a teacher of English.
His ,progress is doubtful, accord-
ing to his old school friends, as in
high school he was the "E" student
of Academy. and the "E" didn't
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' PRINTING CLASS
Standing fleft to rightj-Thomas Manning, Theodore Heany, Carl Zygala, Clair Cox.
Sitting fleft to rightj-Edward Angelotti, Howard Liebau, W. Thomas flnstructorj.
Ralph Martinucci, Burton Williams.
Standingfleft to right,-Walter Stankiewcz, Adam Borowicz, Raymond Tylman, Joseph
Andrews, Norman George, John Miccey.
Sitting fleft to right,-Emil Kloor, Norbert Winschel, Mr. McGraw, flnstructorj, Emidio
Cavicchio, Mahlen Salisbury.
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Back Row fleft to rightj-Vasco Baroni, Fred Bandecca, Ray Tormey, Harold Johnson.
Middle Row fleft to riglxtl-Gustav Michel, Fred Simpson, Merle Van Dyk, Lawrence
Sitting Cleft to rightj-Albert Fluegle, John Loesch, E.. C. Youngbluth, flnstructorj,
Albert Quadri, William Bartett.
Standing fleft to righti-Ray Crappy, joseph C-riesbaum, William Rose, John Seidl,
Sitting fleft to right,-Harry jones, Nelson Heise, Jonathan Bright, flnstructorj, Gilbert
Knoll, Charles Kezen,
First Row fleft to right,-Marvin Defft, Chester Pflrman, Mr. McNally flnstructorf,
Richard Carley, Elmer Meyers1
Second Row fleft to right,-Carl Meyer, john Fisher, Thomas Zimmerman, Virgil
Back Row fleft to right,-Donald Reiger, Eclwarcl Burger.
Back Row, fleft to right,-Cyril Krenz, Wayne Sedgewick, William Halcler, Joseph Metz,
Front Row fleft to rightl-Arnold Mink, Carlton May, Mr, Anderson finstructorj,
Dencil Hovis, Ward Briggs.
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"Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes" .................................... ....... C Iarence Wagner
"The Prisoner's Song" ................................. ............. D avid Murphy
"Love's Old Sweet Song" ....................... ....... E ugene McManus
"When You and I Were Seventeen" .............. Helen Moore
"Indian Love Call" ....................................... ........... R ose Scalise
"Song of Love" ........... ......... ............. ....... M a r garet Franz
H Bridal Chorusl' ...................,.............. ........ M ildred West
"All Alone" ................................................... ............ I-I arry Leamy
"Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" ....... Clarence Myers
"Marcheta" ................................................... ...... M ildred Wilson
"Show Me the Way to Go I-Iomeu .. ............. Dud Schaal
"O Solo Mio" .............................................. ..........., B ill Erheart
"Anvil Chorus" ........... .... ............. ......... D o n ald I-Iamot
"Seeing Nellie Home" ....................................................................................... ............. ........ E I eanor Felix
WHAT MADE ME FAMOUS
My black pipe-Gus -lerge.
My drawl-Kenneth Schauble.
My perpetual smile-Fred Geisler
My trombone-Stan McArdle.
My parliamentary manner-David Murphy,
My height-Max Tannenbaum.
My eternal giggle-Willetta Peplinski.
My Lizzie-Carlyle Ruhl.
My luck with the girls-Leo McMahon
My gymnastics on the stage-Clarence
WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
Does Helen Bell ring?
Does Marshall Burd have wings?
Has Earl Church a steeple?
Is Lucille Cotton cloth?
Is Chester Drake a bird?
Is Adrial Graham a cracker?
Is Donald Kane sugar?
What country does Florence King rule?
Did Ruth Lynch ever hang anyone?
ls Elbert Marsh a swamp?
Who puft the 'ipepn in Peplinsl-ci?
Is Thora Rath ever angry?
ls Walter Ray a sunbeam?
Is Annette Rider a horsewoman?
Is Carlyle Ruhl a yardstick?
Is "Dud" Schaal a wrap?
Is Harold Shipley a navigator?
Who put the "Cyn" in Cyntha?
Where did Helen Sinlc?
Who "stumped" Gwendolyn?
raven locks-Nathan Gabin.
azure eyes--Lauretta O'ConnelI.
art course-Edith Farsythe.
Latin-Mildred Van Dusen.
typing ability-I-Ielen Liebau.
aquatic stunts-Helen Bell.
crispy curls-Sheridan Shurrager
luminous eyes-Milton Brown,
"Dud" Schaal-Dodging skyscrapers.
Helen Bell-Drying her hair.
David Gold-Broadcasting. i
Katherine Perry-Joining clubs.
David Murphy-Keeping order.
Mildred Van Dusen-Studying.
Eleanor Wertz-Playing basketball.
Louise Weschler-Being charming.
Howard DeFoe-"Telling the world.
'Carl Guyer-"Painting the town red"
,lames Smith-Making "wise cracks."
infalliable ambition-Bernard Conners
Annabel Schneider-Wearing new shoes
Fred Geisler-Chasing rainbows.
Helen FaberLGetting thrills.
Lucia Burton-Making haste rapidly.
Is Dorothy Davenport a sofa? Clarence Wagner-Catching butterfli
MISS ALICE GAGGIN: MISS GERTRUDE GAGGIN: MISS BERST:
A little silver vase. A fme gold Chain A bit of Dresden china
An old-fashioned doll A Snatch of Beethoven A plumed carriage
MISS MAYER: F - - h - - Tiny slippers.
A college girl rosty air in t e springtime MISS HAKEL:
A senior prom MRS. BINNEY: Sunbeams through lace
A tennis racket An English gentlewoman Yellow organdy
MISS RIDER: Horse races at Derby. MISS HUNT:
Black velvet A lavender chrysanthemum. A bronze Heur'Cle'li5
A d ea of Virgil Blue Wisteria
A giieynioman urn MISS MARGARET BROWN: MISS WALTER:
MISS CRAMP: A pot of geraniums Efficiency
Finely-veiled mischief Christmas morning Mirthful dignity
Fire in a china cup A scarlet shawl Autumn leaves
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Mr. Knoll: "Now that everything is ready, run up the curtain."
Willis Simmons: "What do you think l am? A monkey?"
Mr. Waha: "No one is to leave her seat without coming to the desk for permission."
Miss Weber: "Did you see the Five Dollar William?"
Miss Hakel: "Why William?"
Miss Weber: "lm not familiar enough with him to call him 'Billf "
If you ran through the halls, down the wrong stairs, getting in gront of a little fellow
in the cafeteria line, then left you milk bottle on the table: started to class before your
bell rang, dropping your ice cream cone on the way up, and all at once spied Miss Tanner
walking toward you and as you turned to run found Demmy at your heel-oh, boy what
Mr. Wright: "Did you ever have psychology?"
Harry Laird: "No, only scarlet fever and bronchitis."
"Now that balances my mind," said Coston Towns, as he parted his hair in the
Mr. Davis: "Did you ever hear the tale of the frog?"
Gil Spath: UNO, what is it?"
Mr. Davis: "He hasn't any."
Mr. Morse: "And do you know that the law of gravity keeps us from falling off the
Red Geisler: "What kept us here before the law was passed?"
Bernard Connors complained to his parents that the teachers at Academy could
never remember his name. He says everytime they speak to him they say, "Silence!"
A lterary boarder fastened his eyes on the hash. "Pass the 'Review of Reviews', he
Mr. Shipley: "What time is it, son?"
Ship fjust getting inj: "One o'clock, sir."
Dad Cas the clock strikes'fourD: "My, how that clock stuttersf'
He: "Have you read 'Freckles?' "
She: "No, that's just my veil."
Mr. Morse: "Name an island near New York."
James Smith: "Blackwell's."
Mr. Morse: KGNOYV name someone on it."
Jimmy: i'My brother."
Everett fblissfullyj: "Just think of it. A few words mumbled over your head and
you are married."
Lucia fsarcasticallyj: "Yes, and a few words mumbled in your sleep and you are
Mr. Detmers: "What do you think of that senior?"
Visitor: "Well, if you want my opinion l should like to buy him for what he is
worth, and sell him for what he thinks he is worth.
Miss Mayer: "ln speaking of books, and literature, one should never say that they
are "dry." That is an inrorrect form of the word."
John Shoemaker: "No, you say they are 'arid'."
Micky McManus appears wearing a new shirt,
Pete: "How many yards does it take for a shirt like that?"
Mickey: "I got three shirts like this out of one yard the other night."
Miss G. C-again: "I'll now read you l-lood's 'Song of the Shirtf "
Erheart: "That must have been a musical shirt."
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IN OUR HALL
Wither goest thou you Freshman
At that awe inspiring rate?"
Yea, I head for Ancient History,
And I'm very nearly late!"
Where are you most lofty Soph'more
Bending your footsteps so prim?"
uNever mind-but if you must know
I'm to history-mocler-in."
"Hurry up, you poky Junior,
Making dates right in the hall:
Don't you know your class has started?
Have you no respect at all?"
As I thus ask each question,
One comes up and asks of me-
"Where, I pray, O noble Senior,
more you study the more you know
more you know the more you forget,
more you forget the less you know.
less you study the less you know,
less you know the less you forget,
less you forget the more you know.
So why study?
just take my word-don't stray far.
If for the truth you're seeking:
Generally speaking, women are-
Why're you here? Where should you be?"
I ask myself that noble question,
A frown o'erspreads my placid brow:
Seniors seldom know their own minds:
Where theyvre going-when or how!
We have written our jokes on glass so
The Song of our BuSineS5 Manager,
"How dear to my heart,
IS the ca5h of 5ubScription
When the generous SubScriberS
Present it to view,
But the one who wonit pay
I refrain from deifcribing,
For perhapi, gentle reader.
That one may be you."
you can all see through them.
Mr, Iams: "Can you tell me what makes the tower of Pisa lean?"
Gerry Sweet: Ulf I knew I'd take the same myself."
Miss Gaggin: Qdictating sentences to be correctedl "Number one. I wish I could
lie down." '
Allen johnson fwith deep sighi 1 USO do I,"
Miss Walter asked a small boy to describe an island. "It's a place, teacher." he
replied, "that you can't leave without a boat."
Spell "perfect" with six letters.
Miss Bateson: "Louise, that is a very good story. Is it original?"
Louise Diefendorf: "No, I just made it
We asked Dorothy Scobel how she toasted bread. She answered, "Well, I'-lrst you put
it on the stove, and burn it and then you take it to the sink and scrape it."
A Chinese truckman in San Francisco sent the following bill to a grocer for de-
Ar 50C a
Clarence: "I want to ask you
Miss G. Gaggin: "Yes"
Clarence: "What's my grade.
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a question regarding a tragedy."
Miss Berst: "Why was the period between 500 A, D. and I200 B. C. known as the
'dark ages?' U
Gwendolyn: "I cIon't know unless it was because those were the days of knights."
Miss Klingle fto pupil in biologyjz "Now you go to the board and draw another side
of your bean." --l--
Mr. Gaggin: "Allen, what is the plural of 'forgetmenot'? "
' Allen Johnson: "It must be for-get-us-not."
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The Parentfpfeachers' Association
The first officers of the Parent-Teachers' Association of Academy High school were:
.President ........... ..,..... NI rs. John Burton Arbuclcle
Vice-President ...... ....... IVI r. C. W. iVlcNary
S ecre tary ..,....... ....... M rs. Dale Hyner
Treasurer ...... ............ IVI rs. Branch
They carried the association along until this year when Mrs. Otto Myer was elected
They have tried very hard to co-operate with the teachers to malie this a worth-
while organization. If they have failed whose fault is it? Our Superintendent oi Schools.
Mr. C. Diehl, says that the Parent-Teachers' Association has a very honorable place
in Erie and has told of how it has helped in our schools.
Erie is the oldest organization in the state and we had the first P. T, A, Council,
Mrs. Kiernan, President of the Pennsylvania, P. T. A., says, "We are very proud of
The National Congress of Parents and Teachers, chartered under the laws of the
District of Columbia, is a volunteer organization actively engaged in certain special
lines of educational work. All those interested in its objects may become members.
On February I7, 1897, the Parent-Teachers' Association was organized under the
name of the National Congress of Mothers by a group of women led by Mrs. Theodore
W. Burney and Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst.
Prominent men, including Theodore Roosevelt, were proud to accept places on the
Advisory Council. Within a decade Mrs. Burney's .Beautiful Dream," regarded by
many at first as Utopian, beyond hope of realization, had been outrun and the National
Congress of Mothers had become a powerful influence throughout America.
We look upon the thorough training of children as the one hope of civilization.
The past is irrevocable: the present is difficult to reciteg but the future is largely within
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We, the students of Academy, wish to thank the Parent-Teachers' Association for
their wonderful help in our effort to make Academy High a school to be proud of.
Especially are we grateful for the beautiful pictures put in the halls by this organization.
We hope that they will continue to aid the students who come after us.
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A debating class under the able direction of Miss Laura Cramp, was organized at
Academy in February, 1926. From a group of thirteen students two teams af three
speakers each were chosen,
A triangular debate was held April I4, Academy, East and Central participating.
Our af'Hrmative met East's negative at East and our negative met Central's affirmative at
Academy. It was the first debate for either of our teams and in both instances we were
pitted against teams of two years' standing. We lost the decisions, but had the satisfac-
tion of knowing that both opposing teams were obliged to extend themselves to the limit
Plans are being made for a debating class at the beginning of the coming year and a
brilliant and successful season is anticipated.
Miss Laura Cramp, Coach
Nelson Hale Harry Barron
Rose Gawiser Catherine Mong
Bernard Connors David Gold
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HVEANGEANCE IS MINE"
By Kenneth Schauble
One night of quite recent date, I was sitting in my study in a rather satanic, if I
may so express myself, mood. I had just finished perusing an ancient, moldy, crumbling
copy of a tome on Black Magic by a long-forgotten monk, who, it seems, was called Per
Dantus. Manifestations, exorcisms, spells, transmutations, all were discussed in complete
if somewhat stilted language.
The book was absorbing to say the least, and my mood was very propitious, for it
was but a scant two days since my wife had taken French leave, bearing with her my
child of two years and my happiness, which she had hithehto held in the hollow of her
adorable hand. Search was unavailing. No trace had been found and they had vanished
into thin air as a wreath of smoke from a dreamer's pipe, and left me broken, embittered,
at outs with the world.
I had just relapsed into a brown study during which my thoughts were a shame to
humanity. I was devising ways and means to be revenged on all mankind. I could pic-
ture myself an avenging demon, smiting whomsoever and wherever I pleased, all with the
aid of a seemingly insignificant book.
A savage joy took hold of me. I rose, l felt inclined to shout to all Creation "Bow
down, you fooIs.' An insane desire to prove my power, to grind, to crush, to cause pain
wherever I wished, possessed me. I strode up and down the room with a short, sharp
cries and gutteral mutteringsg a fiend incarnate. I mouthed irzanely, gasped, choked,
fought for air, wrung my hands, with all the bestiality within me surging to the fore.
With a sudden muffled curse I seized the book, turned the pages feverishly, madly, reck-
lessly, paying no heed to the imminent danger of forever destroying the aged volume.
And then I stopped. I was in a quandry, for I knew not what form of retribution to
take. Should I, by some mysterious 'formula or incantation, cause sudden storms, floods,
an inundation of the world? Should fire be the destroying instrument, or should virulent
plagues, loathsome diseases wreck havoc and desolation on an unsuspecting Earth?
But stay! Might not such means place my life in jeopardy as well? I was but human
and shrank from such a method. It was no part of my plans that any hurt should come
just when it seemed my schemings must go up in smoke, I happened upon an idea
that took my breath away, so simpleit seemed. It was slow in comparison with the others
but infinitely more satisfying to my lust for blood, Blood BLOOD. The ingenuity of Per
Dantus would serve me well after all. I recalled that in the middle of the book was a dis-
sertation on the art of rendering oneself invisible. Into what places was it not' possible to
penetrate in the guise of thin air? The most secret, hidden nooks woud be easily ac-
cessible to one who could don the cloak of invisibility when he so desired. I-lad I but
known the effects, invisibility would have been my last resort, but my sense of bitterness
was stronger than any sense of caution, and I boldly prepared the preliminary steps to
secure the desired results.
The directions called for several potent drugs that were rather difhcult to obtain.
I-Iowever, I had small quantities of them all, with the single exception ef one that was
singularly effercescent in solution, namely mytoplin. Cast about as I would, no solu-
tion of this puzzle met my brain until I bethought be of an old chest of medicines that
belonged to my father and had descended to me at his death. Perchance this rare powder
might be found in it, for my father had a monomania for the collection of rare and curious
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With frenzied haste, for the night was wearing away, I rushed to the attic, rescued
the chest from the obscure corner in which it reposed, and carried it to the study. A
hurried yet thorough search revealed no sight of the drug and l was in despair. It seeemd
that an indefinite postponement was the best I could do. Finally in desperation, l de-
cided to use another of similar effervescent qualities. l quickly measured the ingredients
of the potion, stirred them vigorously and quaffecl it at one gulp.
A racking, tearing pain shot thru me, and a mighty flame enwrapped and consumed
my body. l felt as if l were in the grasp of giant hands: and terrible, disgusting voices
rang in my ears. The light grew dim, Hickered uncertainly. A fear, as if all the fiends
of Hell stood taunting, hung over me like a cloud. Beads of sweat rolled down my face,
and a palsy seemed to attack me.
Gradually the mists began to clear from by brain, and l rushed to the mirror and
gazed intently, but to all appearances the room was empty. I was invisible even to
Ar the thought of the vast power the black arts had given me, a giddy sense of un-
reality came over me, but I forced it down and took stock of my position. The power of
the draught was so tremendous that any article l touched immediately assumed the
minus quality of my own body, tho this phase of the experiment wore off after a while.
Part of the decoction had previously been rubbed on my apparel and thus my disappear-
ance was complete.
Extinguishing the light, l groped my way out of the house and headed for the down-
town section of the city. It was in my mind to test my disguise to the utmost. If l could
walk thru the crowds of the roof-garden and dance-halls without being seen, then indeed
could l expect vengeance in full. The first stop was at an all night cabaret. I sauntered
into the lobby, looked around, but caused no attention from the obsequious head waiter
nor the Hippant young woman at the ticket window. l passed the doortender but saw no
flicker of interest or change of expression on his face. I waved my hand and arm back
and forth only five feet from him but with no results. l was safely from the sight of man.
My exultation at the success of the venture was difficult to control. I felt like shout-
ing, dancing, anything to express my mad, terrible joy. l rushed wildly homeward, un-
seen, unnoticed, Hew to my room and gave vent to my emotions. Peal after peal of
clemonical laughter rolled from my lips. l was insane with derision of a world within my
grasp. No power on earth could curb me now, for l had the bit between my teeth and
was careening onward, God alone knew whither.
Slowly my frenzy subsided and l decided to return to visibility. Further destructive
plans could wait for the future. for Time was mine, all thru the learning of Per Dantus,
who little though, perhaps, that it would be put to such use when he recorded it on the
old parchment, then new and crackling, now worn, soft and pliable.
Dawn crept showly thru the chinks of the closed shutters and warned me that day
and day's activities were near. For some unknown, probably psychological reason, a
vague, goomy, forboding crept over me, and l prepared the antidote to Per Dantus' pre-
scription under a harrowing apprehension that lay like a pall over me. l seized it, gulped
it down and waited for the same painful experience, but nothing happened. I rushed to
the mirror but no sign of my presence moved in its clear surface. l cursed the monkish
fool for his false pratings, ranted, raved frantically, and then realibzation came like a Hash.
Due to the substitute for Amytoplin. which was not acted upon by the antidote, l was
doomed for the span of mv life. to walk the world, apart from men, companionship, all,
all, but revenge, FOREVER INVISIBLE.
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GIVE THE WORLD YOUR BEST
Don't ask has the world been a
friend to me
But have l to the world been
'Tis not what you get, but what
That mal-ces life worth while
'Tis a kind word said to the little
As you wipe its tears away,
And the smile you brought to some
That really lights up your day.
'Tis the hand you clasp with an
That gives you a hearty thrill:
'Tis the good you pour into other
That comes back, your own to
'Tis the dredge you drain from
That make your own seem sweet
'Tis the hours you give to your
That mal-ces your own life com-
'Tis the burden you help another
That malces your own seem light:
'Tis the danger seen to another's
That shows you the path to the
'Tis the good you do, each pass-
With a heart sincere and trueg
For giving to this world your very
lts best will return to you.
This space contributed by
Hays Manufacturing Company
ERIE IS FAST TURNING
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Mllclellallll Motor Sal!-28, lIIG.
Tenth and Holland Sts. Erie, Pa.
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818 French St.
Erie's most beautiful Flower Store.
"THE BEST IS NONE TOO
"75 YEARS DOING BUSINESS"
Lots of Style---Lots of New Values
BAKERS YOUNG MEN'S
3520.00 322.50 325.00
Extra Trousers to Match 34.50 and 35.00
Talk all you want to about clothes, but after all there's only
one Way to tell whether they have the real style and value or not.
You know how you want your trousers to swing over your
shoes you can't describe it very well You know how the
shoulxrs should clrape in front and Ht over the hips.
Bakers Young lVlen's Clothes have all these things ancl are
as The Store for the Young Man is
ISAAC BAKER ST SON
STATE AT SEVENTH
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FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Cham. No. 12
The Oldest Bank in .he County.
Capital .................. ss 300,000.00
Surplus ..... ........ 3 A,000,000.00
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DON'T BE A "QUACK"
The law protects you against fake doctors and lawyers.
The business world has no protection against fake Bookkeepers
and Stenographers. Don't depend on credits as a basis for com-
petency. The business man judges you by your true worth-what
you can do.
The standard set by business is the standard of the
ERIE BUSINESS COLLEGE
IF HE LIVED
If Father Time really
lived. he would be a
helpful old fellow. His
wide knowledge and
experience could prove
that nearly all discon-
tent, every want or need
exists because of the
unwise spending of time
PEUPLES BANK gb TRUST GU.
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PRINCIPAL C. W. McNARY
'ys X. ,f-' -- ---- W.-.
The largest stock of A thletic
Equipment in this part
of the State.
ln the selection of this vast stock of indoor
and outdoor Athletic Supplies, we endeavor
at all times to keep it representative of the
market's best and most suitable items as
applied to their individual appeal for the
various sports for which they are intended.
PALACE HARDWARE HOUSE
913-915 STATE STREET
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to buy your
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Radiola Loud Speakers STATIONERS AND
3,5 to S575 SIB to 3245 onfmcs EQUIPPERS
Convenient Time Payments
A. L. LEJEAL I
Music sToRE l
1023 STATE ERI E 729 STATE STREET ERIE, PA
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SUITS AND TOPCOATS-just what the college
fellows are wearing. Easy fitting garments with
broader shoulders and narrower hips. Trousers
are straight hanging and continue to be quite large.
Beautiful spring woolensg colorings and patterns
with lots of pepg hand tailoring, of course. Our
M-29 at S29 is a wonder value. Other fine suits
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in a great vaiirrietylsoll
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and patterns. A50
wide choice at
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NECKWEAR 1 College CAPS-l'lere's the acl-
stripes, dots, figures in 2-A
ment of pure
sillcs, all at
vanced university shape for
you: smaller top and nar-
S1 rower peak. Pat-
'erns you'll like at
i 535 540 45
SHIRTS-Fine white balloon cloth i
with long pointed attached collars:
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i-also in attractive color ll
models in fancy or plain
effectsg splendidly woven
for long service.
Reasonably priced at
MEYER 81 SONS
817-819 State Street
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'5Eat a Plate of Ice Cream Every Dayv
For your own Health's sake be sure lT'S "ECOMA"
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When considering ice cream, ECOMA l-leathizecl lce Cream
should be first in your mind, because it is the insigna of Purity
Bricks of all kinds, Sherbets, lces, lncliviclual Molds.
E. C. M. A. Pasteurized milk and cream COf Course, is
prescribed by most all physicians.
Give us a Telephone Call,
Our Service Department Does the Rest.
Erie County Milk Association
Office and Plant 21st and State Streets. Both Phones
D E V E L O P I N G
THE CAMERA MAN
24 W. 9TH ERIE
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Fine Diamonds and Watches a
"What Sieger says it is it is.
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Standard four bank keyboard, ten
inch roll, twelve yard ribbon and
variable line space attachment.
360.00 Cash Ctermsj
Erie Typewriter Emporium
9 W. 1211. Sr.
ADD TO THE JOY OF LIVING
To put a point on dull appetites
To duffuse the Spirit of Good Cheer
To make a Banquet of a simple meal
D R I N K
MEHLER'S PURE FOOD BEVERAGES
Brilliant, Sparkling, Effervescent,
with a racy, full-flavored twang
A delightful refreshment. lts piquant
Flavor adds zest to the regular meal,
and snap to the little lunch at odd
hours. It aids digestion, rests the
nerves and invigorates the whole
You surely are missing a real treat
if you haven't tried lVlE.l'll..ER'S
lVlll.-COA, the perfected ixlillc Choco-
late in Bottles.
Be Sure It's MEHLER'S. IE your
dealer is unable to supply you, order a
MEHLER BUTTLING WUHKS
Makers of Fine Fruit-Flavor Beverages
and Ginger Ale
Phones 72-100 and C-53-196
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Virginia Parker-Academy H. S. i925
Ellen McNamara-Academy H. S., 1925
Louise Nl. McCullough-Springhoro
H. S., i922
Anna F. Hartman-Central H. S., l9l6
Leo W. Schmitt-Central H, S. ex.,
William Robinson--Central H, S.,
Daniel P. Dougherty-School of Hard
Pays . 0
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Founded 1880 by Richard F. Gaggin,
father of Miss Gertrude and Miss Alice
Furniture Of Character--
Through your home you speak to
your friends. To them it repre-
sents your taste, your person-
ality, It is the furnishings of
this home that make it what it is.
And it is no easy thing to plan
furnishings which will produce the
effect which you desire. ln our
model rooms, full of spring sug-
gestions, you may see complete.
artistic room arrangements.
There you will find furniture that
is of distinct individuality and cor-
rect loy all the standards of good
taste in interior decoration. Come
in some day soon. Look around to
your hearts content and ask any
question you may desire.
LET EPPS' SERVE YOU FOR
EPPS' ARE NEVER UNDER-
EPP FURNITURE CO.
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SAVE YOUR 'FOOD
IN ALL WEATHER
UNIIIN ICE GOMPANY'S
QUALITY - SERVICE
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Cashier and Trust Officer
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LEO SCHLAUDECKER CO.
25 East Eighth St.
ERIE - PENNA.
,JOHN G. CARNEY
B UI L D E R
Now booking dates ill
Ready Sept. lst
Carney Bldg. llth and French St.
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Motor Trucking and Long Dis-
tance Hauling, Sand, Gravel
FURNITURE MOVING A
2208 Raspberry St.
Mutual 24-041 Erie, Pa.
THE MUTUAL TELEPHONE CO.
Now located in its new building on East
Tenth Street, with its enlarged facilities, is
giving a complete and efficient telephone
service throughout the City and County of
"Good Food Properly Cooked is
I the Foundation of Learning"
Compliments of it '
HENRY Al.THllF'S SONS COMPANY T You CAN BUY THE B T QUALITY
Member Erie Board Of Commerce l
Q Q CDOMESTIC OR IMPORTED,
ORNAMENTAL IRON AND ABLE DELICACIES
WIRE WORKS i LARD and T
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1 15-123 East 23rd Street PARADE STREET MARKET
ERIE. PENNA- ERIE, PENNA.
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tus univensn. un
SALES AND SERVICE
See us when you are ready for that new
or used Ford
AT YoUR SERVICE
24 HOURS DAILY
P. Leemhuis 8: Son
Sth and Holland Streets
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To supply Erie families
with quality furniture and
furnishings is our chosen oc-
We constantly are on the
lookout for new ways and
means of better serving "the
JONES FURNITURE CO.
Twelfth and Peach sts.
IT PLEASI-3 US TO PLEASE YOU.
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A. A. DEMING CO.
LUMBER, MILL WORK
Buffalo Road and East Ave.
Mutual 22-743 ERIE, PA.
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917 State St., Erie, Pa.
Longls Smart Clothes make Well-
TRY LONG'S FIRST
It Pays - -
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Fire destroys one out of every two hundred buildings. Rust
and rot attack every building.
Practical men will not only carry fire insurance but will in-
vest in paint and varnish also.
EMP Mildew Gia ss Cbmpany
Sta fe at Thi:-teenfh .S't1'eef
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.larecki Manufacturing Company
Pipe Fittings, Valves and Cocks, Pipe Vises, Pipe Threading
Machines, Compressor Governors,
Oil, Gas and Water Well Supplies.
The largest stock of Pipe, Pipe Fittings and Valves in North-
The Jarecki Products have been the standard of 74 years.
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Charles Messenkopf Kz Co.
ERIE TRUST BLDG. ERIE, PA.
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ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
December 16, 1925
Miss Harriet Merritt,
Editor-in-Chief of the Academe
Academy High School
My dear Miss Merritt:
The progress which your staff has made in plan-
ning the 1926 Academe and the promptness with which
these plans have been carried out to date are com-
mendable indeed. This, of course, is a tribute to
the Editor-in-Chief, Business Manager and the Fac-
ulty Advisers. I am sure that, with the present
leadership, the plans will continue to materialize
promptly'until the book is completed and distributed.
The responsibility of the Academe Staff this
year is slightly different from that of previous
staffs. For the first time the faculty has taken
a definate part in choosing the Editor-in-Chief and
the Business Manager. Not only does this make the
staff more responsible to the faculty but creates
an interesting question as to whether or not a
staff so chosen will produce a better volume than
one selected by the method formerly used. As your
plans have materialized so far, I believe that this
year's Academe will justify the change.
Tradition now dictates the entire completion of
all matters in connection with this publication
by commencement time. It is not necessary to re-
mind you of this fact, I know. You and the Bus-
iness Manager were chosen because you have a record
of carrying things through to completion in due
time. The Academe will be no exception, I am sure.
In closing may I extend you congratulations on
your success to date in choosing your staff and in
maturing your plans. I trust that the harmony
which has been characteristic of the staff under
your leadership will continue and that the 1926
Academe will be superior to any yet published.
Most sincerely yours,
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THE BE T TE TIMO TAL
A line of young men-all
applicants for an important
position, were waiting for
their turn to present their
testimonials to the President
of the concern. As the line
dwindled down a young chap
-well dressed and neat-was
"Where are your references"
asked the President.
"I haven't any-unless you
would consider this a ref-
erence"-handing him a well
worn savings pass book.
The President became more
and more interested as he went
over the pages, which showed
regular deposits over a period
of three years.
When asked why he chose
the only man in the crowd who
did not have testimonials he
"A man who knows how to
handle his own money is
not liable to be wasteful of
WE HAVE A SAVINGS BOOK FOR YOU
ERIE TRUST COMPANY
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Your Commencement- -
is an occasion of great importance i
your life. For many, this event means
the first real contact with the "Business
World". Your success, no matter what
your calling, will be aiclecl by an account
with this strong, progressive Bank.
Security Savings 80 Trust Go.
Capital and Surplus S800,000
That describes Weschler Shoes
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After months of hard wear they
go as strong as a peppy cheer lead-
er. Count the moment well spent
when you out your feet in-
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"Good 55065 but not bzgfn priced"
Weschlers eff Course
924 STATE ST. ERIE, PA.
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HILL IVIILL ICE CREAM CO.
f MAKERS OFi
VELVET ICE CREAM
CREAM OF ALL CREAMS
212-214 East 8th St. Erie, Pa.
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. A. K. D. PRINTING
. HIGH GRADE PRINTING.
CATALOGS, FINE HALF-
fx TONE Sc COLOR WORK,
SPECIALISTS IN SCHOOL ANNUALS
1507-I3 Sassafras Street
Telephone Nlutual 24-396
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, I PI lg ANKIND, with ignorance of the darkened future, has
always been careful to keep contact with its past.
When the luxurious tombs of the Pharaohs were being
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hewn from the solid rocks of the Nile Valley, there
developed in Central America a civilization with a
high culture that went down under the heavy tread of the Spanish
conquistadors. This people, on its feast years, erected stone
memorials, cut with tools of stone, to keep a record of its social
progress. Within recent years many of these tablets have been
unearthed and their messages deciphered.
Only the Mayan rulers and priests could keep such a diary,
and there was only one copy for the use of all. ln this present
day and age, millions of people keep a running story of their past
-and there are millions of diary books for them to use. The one
diary cut laboriously in stone has given way to millions made
possible by generous quantities of paper.
HAMMERMILL PAPER CO.
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GET A SOUND MUSICAL EDUCATION
FROM BEGINNER TO FINISHED ARTIST, AT THE
ERIE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Where there are no classes, except in the Department of Theory, and each student is
GRADE CERTIFICATES-GRADUATION COURSES-STUDENT RECITALS
You are invited to visit the New Conservatory Building. The up-to-date equipment
includes eight teaching rooms and ofliceg seven grand pianos, of which three are Knabe
Concert Grands, and a Two-lVIanual Farrand Sl Votey Grgan,
PRINCIPAL, PETER LE SUEUR
Bachelor of Music, Oxford Universityg Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, London:
Fellow ofthe American C-uild of Organistsg Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music.
lsondong Organist and Choirmaster of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Peter l.eSueur Charles LeSueur Paul W. Cleveland
Piano. Organ and Theory Voice Violin and Viola
'l9l""f' R- BVQYVV' i Mrs. C. A. Babcock-Ricart Mrs. H. M. Hilton-Hoffman
X iolin and X iola Voice piano
Mrs. L. F. Sawdey-Bowen
Piano Mrs. Winifred LeSueur Miss Doris C. Solomon
Miss Q. A. Masters Elocution Piano
Bwglglls 5235453231 Richard Storm Josef F. Nieke
Tenor Banjo' Mandolin. Flute and Piccolo Cello and Double Bass
Manclooello. Manclolgiass. Miss Edith A. Eldred O. L. Nutter
Eric Norboom Miss Gladys Solomon Saxophone. Cornet. Alto
Clarinet and Saxophone , Sec'1'eta1'1es , Trombone, Baritone, Tuba
Folders and all information on request. New students may enroll at any time
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CHOICE SINCE 1865.
"The Line that's Fine at Cooking Time"
The Griswold Mfg. Co.
12th and Raspberry Streets
JE: nf-F-XR Jewelry
We Q5" Silver
E. 8: A. DOUBET
11th and Holland
Expenses Low Prices Low
DIAMOND MOUNTIN GS
FINE WRIST WATCHES
H. C. GOEHMANN
Room 206 Lincoln Bldg, 2nd Floor
1033 State Street
EXPERT REPAIR WORK
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invited to get acquainted.
New Accounts are invited, appreciated and
handled with safety.
Organized in 1864
MARINE NATIONAL BANK
Erie's Dependable Lumber Dealer
JOHN F. KUHNS
Y Lumber and Mill Work
Mutual 23-756 335 E. 20th St.
Why? We can sell for less:
It costs us less to operate.
Say it with jflowers
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Custom lines with Open and Enclosed Body Styles
ROTH CADILLAC COMPANY
Cadillac Sales and Service Since 1903
Authorized Dupont DUCO Refinishing Service
Sales 20-22 East Sth St. Service 17-23 East 7th St.
ERIE STEAM SHOVEL CO.
H. F. Watson Company
Roofmgs, Building Papers, Coal Tar, and Asphalt Products
Factories ------ Erie, Pa., Chicago, Ill.
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AFTER YOU HAVE FINISHED
SCHOOL- THEN WHAT?
ln considering your life's work youmight like to
know that lndustry holds out wonderful opportunities
for young men of the right caliber.
As a stepping stone to the future-
Tlie General Electric Co.
at its Erie plant on East Lake Roacl offers exceptional
opportunities, through the medium of its apprentice de-
partment to learn the following trades: Machinist,
tool making, pattern making, molding, core making
If interested a letter addressed to, or an interview with the
Supervisor of Industrial Service will afford you the medium of
obtaining complete details regarding the plan.
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QUALITY - DAIRY - PRODUCTS
Qs the name Sterling means the highest and best quality in
SILVER is the name WATERFORD FARMS on every
Bottle of Milk or Milk Products your constant guarantee
of PURITY and FRESHNESS.
You are always sure of quality-it's one time like another
be sure you get
WATERF ORD FARMS
CREAM TOP MILK BUTTER CREAM BUTTERMILK
CREAMED COTTAGE CHEESE
Fifth and Parade Sts. Mutual 23-206
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Schneider Hardware ALWAYS ACCEPTABLE
Dealers in l
S Q95 Sampler,
GENERAL HARDWARE L 1 . A gih N
Builders' Hardware, Tools, Etc. 5 . .- Salmagundi,
itffii w Pleasure Island
Telephone 23-381 I 'vty P'
1303 STATE sr, ERIE, PA, T i.,i XeY pink of perfection,
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- Nuts and Fruits
Rusterholtz Bakery Q
HOME MADE COOKIES FISCHER 8: SCHELLER
1033-35 West Eighteenth Street Reed House Pharmacy
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MR. W. E. DIMORIER
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MISS SUSAN TANNER gg,
Assistant Principal X
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HIRSCH CREDIT JEWELERS .
AND OPTICIANS S O L D
THE ' S E R V I C E D
STORE OF BETTER VALUES :
Will sell you on Credit at the same I IN ERIE
Price as Cash. Terms to 2
31.00 Down, 31.00 a Week. BY
I C ERIEZ STOVE 81 MFG. CO.
?EDgxNS City Sales Department
. loijswglfggre gErTr!1EE1' llth and Peach ERIE, PA.
A PAIGE JEWETT
ERIE FORGE CO' Q Paige Auto Sales
Q 2316 Peach Street
Mui. 22-957 ERIE, PA.
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Fitch Baking Co.
PURE AS HOME-MADE
Baked in one of the most modern bak-
eries in the U. S. A.
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Baur Floral Company
Marine Bank Building
I5 E-asr 9th Sa.
West Zlst and Washington Sts.
Established I 898
Richard H. Beyer
28 WEST 8th ST.
Mut. 60-366 ERIE, PA.
AIllBflG8Il MUll'll S3lBS lill.
519-521 French Street
Carl Weber P. C. Bauschard
President 5ec'y 51 Treas.
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Food that is cooked at its very best
Your patronage wiIl tell the rest.
THE NEW CHINA
806 State Street
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SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER
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Ala Carte at all Hours
Frank J. Butler
Plumbing and Heating
1926 Peach Street
Mutual 23-489 ERIE, PA.
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SANITARY AND HEATING
2027 State Street
Best for Students because of
Pure Ingredients Used.
Consumers Bread Co.
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Start right boys with the mostbecon- i :?ff?555fflT
omical transportation you can uyi 2 'W T S
a Forcl car. 2
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W. Riiitel' M0t0I' GENERAL ROOFING AND
Company SHEET METAL WORK
T Pipe and Pipeless Furnaces, Stoves and
Ford Dealers Ranges
162 West 12th Erie, Pa- 523 East isa. st., ERIE, PA.
Dress W ell and Succeed
And Hereis Howl
- It has been saicl, "Opportunity
THQ- selects the man who looks the part"
-and more often than not, he finds
p H ill.
F. I-low simple it is in these times to
look the part-how easy to clasp
hands with Opportunity and Success.
The store's own success lies in the
l ' ability to help men look the part.
5 1 Virgin Wool Fabrics are the first
l ' . I attraction. Then good style, plus
. l'!, 5 VL-.Lili -in . ., skillful tailoring.
1 . eg. 525.00 to 560.00
l ' I Some with extra Trousers
T Spring Topcoats 525.00 to 545.00
Dunlap Hats, Superior
CHAS. S. MARKS 81 CO.
914-916 STATE ST. ERIE, PENNA.
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THE SECOND NATIONAL BANK
In all its Branches
NINTH AT PEACH ERIE, PA.
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FOOD FOR THE BODY
The Book Shop
Getting the habit of visiting
the Book Shop when you're
young will build a habit you'll
be proud of later. And it will
add immensely to your enjoy-
ment and success in life.
The Candy Shop
Most High School people
donit need an introduction to
the Candy Shopg they already
know it as the only place in
Those who haven't met the
Candy Shop are clue for a de-
Established 1 888
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1401 Peach Street
22-032 ERIE., PA.
lVzitfJ D513 nmne on
the box amares you of
WATC HES J EW EILBY
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"l have given that fellow a whole course of
lessons in memory trainingf' said the Professor,
"and now he's gone off and forgotten to pay his
fee1and l can't remember what his name is."
It IS hard to remember the most important
things, sometimes, hence this reminder that
classified acls in the ERIE DISPATCH-
HERALD bring results.
Nearly Everybody Reads The
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To Teachers and Parents: ' H' J' CO'
You are urged to visit the : T H Z I N O F
"Shaw Laundry" on an inspection '
tour to see just how a modern tgp lmiiifwg i
laundry cares for your clothes. 2 'fs ,MSE '
Our guide will be glad to conduct '
you around any time. 5
"A Better Laundry"
llth 8: Sassafras Sts. Erie, Pa. General Offices Ariel Bldg
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ZACHOS 81 CQ.
Ninth and State Streets'
Milloy Lumber Co.
PLANING MILL PRODUCTS
HARDWARE AND PAINTS
Office and yards-lZth ancICas. St.
Every person young and old
should participate in Athletics of
some sort for health and recre-
TO FIND PROPER EQUIPMENT
THE SPORT STORE
ll E. 8th sr. ERIE
DRUGS AND TOILET GOODS
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The Ideal Graduation Present
ls a savings passbook which shows a deposit
in "Central Bank E-r Trust."
It is a gift that LAS-I-S, that grows steadily
in value, and will prove an enduring reminder
of the spirit of the season and of the giver.
CENTRAL BANK 81 TRUST CU.
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Mr. C. W. McNary ........
Miss Susan Tanner
Mr. W. E. Dimorier
C. L. Arnold
C. Pearl Badger
Mr. Walter Detmers
Lowell C. Drake
Mary Binney, Librarian
Academy High School
Miss Beatrice Edmonds
Mrl George M. Ericson
Miss Elizabeth Etter
Edna E. Fry
Alice E. C-aggin
Gertrude I-I. Gaggin
Anna S. Hunt
Merrill B. Iams
Margaretta C. Jones
Mr. jack H. Kamora
Anna R. McLaughlin
Miss Maude Sloan
Miss Nellie Reinhold
Mr. Raymond Waha NI
Mr. john Faber
T. B. McGraw
Mr. Morten Luvaas
Miss Josephine Mayer
Miss Edith Meyette
Miss Martha Mong
Mr. Melvin Morse
Mr. W. S. Owen
Miss Frances Finney
Mr. Carl C. Radder
Miss Ruth Rider
Miss Frances Roesch
Miss Hattie E. Sapper
Mr. M. V. Wright, jr.
Mary E. Suttelle
Miss Mabel C. Weir
Miss Jennie Williams
Mr. Claude McNally
john W. Thomas
Mr. Byron Whiteman
Mr. Edwin Youngbluth
Miss Margaret Weber
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"The Gold and Blue"
"High stands our Alma Mater
Overlooking lake and town:
High in our hearts we cherish
Her ideals and fair renown:
Noble in her grace and beauty,
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Training lives in truth and duty,
Honor, trust and loyalty,
Then we'll work and fight for her honor,
And we'll work and fight for her faim,
And we'll serve a right in the worlcl's big fig
We will ever uphold her name:
For her sturdy sons are so valiant,
And her maidens so kind and true,
Ol we'll "CARY ON" 'till the stars are gone
For ACADEMY Tl-IE. GOLD AND BLUE!
Strong are the ties that bind us,
And promote our friendship here:
Strong is the pledge of fealty
To our Alma Mater clear,
As we work in track and football,
ln debate or elasssroom test,
We will strive to raise her colors,
Higher far than al the rest."
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February Class History
The February graduating class of l926 was the second class to leave Academy
during the winter season. The number of students who were graduated was double
that of the previous year.
This class was fully organized having for officers: Elmer Hostettler, Presidentg Jean
Stewart, Secretaryg and Walter Lancaster, Treasurer, The commencement speakers were:
Elmer Hostettler, Edna Branch, William Miller and Jean Stewart.
The commencement exercises were held on the evening of January 29, l926.
The members of the class BYE
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Erwin hailed from Lincoln a couple of years ago, where,
it was foretold that he would make good. During his stay
at Academy he has not disproven the prophecy. If you
have not had the pleasure of knowing Erwin, get acquainted.
T-here is always room for one more link in the chain of his
Pretty "Kisses" how can we,
Ever hear to part with thee?
You whose smiling face has made
Hearts of brass turn soft and fade,
Can't you stay and be a jewel
Longer in our fine big school?
Eddie has never set the river afire while at Academy but
he is always ready to be a friend. Always good natured
and always working.
Mildred is one of our quiet little girls who graduated in
lfiebruary. She may be quiet in school but-I Putting all
joking aside, she is a good sport and a good student.
Eddie displays a marked interest in the ice business! just
why he chose that line of work we do not know. Ice does
not affect him apparently, for he is always warm and jovial
and friendly despite his cold profession,
Her voice is glad with silvery song,
Her mind is free from care,
Co where you will in -ten miles 'round,
You'll Fmd none so good and fair!
There is always room at the top-for top-notchers.
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"He is awfully quiet but he is awfully nice." Where
could we hnd a better description of the reputation he has
created while he was with us?
'iYou know 'the very road into his kindness and cannot
lose the way."
Vance is a fine fellow and worthy of our highest praise.
He is a perpetual surprise even to 'those who know him best.
Surely he can do nothing but succeed.
MILTON BROWN -
ln the classroom, on the gridiron, or anywhere, Brownie
reveals a marked capacity for perfection. 'We hope that he
will attain as great success as his oratorical ability indi-
cates. This youthful elocutionist has held our vast assembly
awe struck. Just recall that scientific demonstration.
Cecilia is the very essence of intelligence and understand-
ing. When the poet sang of 'lraven locks" and "cherry
cheeks" he must have had Cecilia in mind.
Jeanette is making her life as perfeot as she can. By lit-
tle words and deeds she has branded herself a real girl and
an honest friend. She has been submerged in the sea of many
subjects, but she has always come up smiling with a free
hand to help us.
Clara is known as quite a seamstress, being one of the
girls who designed and made their own graduation dress.
Although she has been very, very quiet during the last four
years we have found that she has been storing knowledge,
domestic and otherwise for future use.
"Don't get peevish: get busy
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'You hear that boy laughing? You think he's all fun?
Bu-t the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done."
Chowie's radiant wit is the life of the party. Besides his
enviable title of school jester, he boasts t'hat his earthly ex-
istence is much less than any of his fellow class-men. Figure
Merle, a quiet unassuming senior, is destined to become
the manager of one of Erie's leading theatres. Nevertheless
this achievement will not hinder him in his quest for knowl-
edge for Merle plans to attend Penn State in the near future.
, MARGARET DANKWORTH
Has Peggy become a geologist? Her interest in certain
"brooks" would tend to prove the affirmative. Whoever saw
her eyes Hash without -being prepared for a change in the
atmosphere? We have enjoyed knowing you, Margaret.
"Life is what you make it" is the adage Dot believes in
and i-t has proven true. Whenever you see her she is in
that adorable realm of cheery excitement. l-ler friendly
manners have made this little happy-go-lucky lady one of
the most loved of the senior class,
Although Leonard has graduated he is still Academy's
"bronze boy." Evidently he cherishes hopes of becoming a
linguist as he "tells the world" in three languages. The boys
a-t Oberlin will not know what he is talking about,
Bill was one of the stars, the very bright stars on our foot-
ball squad. He is the kind of football hero the girls dream
of. The kind that is really handsome under the layers of mud
rear seldom get a helping hand,
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Nate is Demie's main worry because he loves to stage
little tricks that invariably land him in the office. But then,
famous men are sometimes a bit eccentric, and Nate is that
without a doubt.
Blanche seems to be one of those "quiet" girls but from
what we can gather she has so many other virtues that her
friends quite forget this trait. Her studies receive her best
efforts and that is more than most of us have to our credit.
Carl's fondest ambition is to become a pro-golfer and at
his present rate of speed we feel certain' that his success is
doubly assured. If there is a book in town that he has not
read it is not published yet.
' ANNA GOLD
As bright and shining as her name, full of fun and a good
We are not sure that she is an advertising agent for some
Paris cloak house but she is, to us, a living example of the
Here is a maiden, coy and shy,
Who is brilliant, we know, for her marks are so high.
She ranks with the best,
Has time for a jest,
You ask why we like her? That's why!
"lVladalen, Madalen, tell us truly,
Why are you so shy?"
The pansy is bashful, yet loves life's glory,
Nladalen answers, M50 do ll"
The man who stopped at third base to congratulate himself failed to make a home run
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"YVarriors with their plumes and war clubs,
Flaring far away to northward,"
brings back -to us the Fighting spirit "Red" displayed as he
worked with the football team. I-Ie has advanced far into
the maze of athletics, and his viking blood and courage have
led us to admire him for the athlete that he is.
Gus enjoys the social side that school life offers, and he
also delights in absen-ting himself from class on various oc-
casions for no specified reason. He Ioyally supported our
athletics and other divisions of the school. We wish him
"He is wealthy in his friends."
As our manager of the track team for the season of I925,
Walter proved himself perfectly capable: and terminated a
successful series of meets. Not only this, bu-t he has also
bound many of our hearts in loyal friendship. I-Ie left us in
February and intends to study at Slippery Rock Normal,
Bennie intends to some day become the confidential secre-
tary of a famous man and perhaps he will be an accountant.
too. Those accounts will be good ones for he is rated as a
wizard at the work.
"If there be a devil in a man there is an angel too."
I-Ionor came to Bill as Commencement Speaker and he has
proven his superior mentality. The drums proclaim his
musicl ability. He upercolatesn a speedy Hup. A social,
mental and physical ideal, to be sure!
Academy will not forget a boy like Fred. No student has
become acquainted with him without being impressed by his
determination. He is a fellow worthy of our highest praise
and is to be commended for his grit. His motto must have a
"push" in it somewhere,
The rainy day brings sunshine to th: umbrella man and the farmer.
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We thought him quite a youngster until recently when he
suddenly grew up and became very much of a dignified
Senior. We do not know his intentions after he leaves
Academy, but we shall not be astonished if becomes famous.
Mercedes is a jolly good natured companion whose ready
sympathy and understanding is much appreciated by her
classmates. She is usually bubbling with fun and enthusiasm
which make her a bewitching pal.
He is a true friend in every sense of the word, and his
friendship is sought by all who come in contact with him.
Dwight Icee-ps a respectful distance from the girls but he may,
in time, fall to the lure of the "speaker sex."
uI'Iere's health to the Iass with merry black eyes."
I'Iere's riches and joy and success,
I'Iere's honor and fame to her who tries,
And that is our Jessie, I guess.
Here is another case of 'isee one, see the other." We of-
ten wonder if Sylvia could ever be found without Jessie.
She, however, is a dandy girl and is well liked by everyone.
Do you suppose that being a fine student and a dependable
friend has anything to do with it? t
Ruth is one of the most practical girls in the February
class, and we are sure We can rely upon her to maintain our
standards of good sense. She is the type we all admire: clean
spirited and sure of herself. She is out to win and it being
Ruth, she will winI
A "green" student is better than a "Blue" one.
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We admit that you've won:
And you still will be winning,
When life's race is run.
"l see her in the dewy flowers,
X. I see her sweet and fairg
l hear her in the tunefu' birds,
I hear her charm the airg
There's not a honnie flower that springs,
By fountain, shaw, or green,
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But minds me 0' my Jean."
Frances is two-thirds seriousness. We will admit that it
took us some time to get acquainted, but now we find that
she is there with a heart and a head, and a hand to give us
a boost when we need one.
"jo" is the typical buxom German fraulein. Were she
devoid of other charms her deep, smooth voice would carry
her over the ocean of life and even the waves would stop to
"Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare,
And beauty draws us by a single hair."
ln the wild rush for her favor the boys have lost count of
her swains. However, there are about two hundred and fifty
of her admirers graduating.
Two-thirds of Gerry's avoiclupois is jovial good will and
common sense. He has not been with us four years.
but the popularity he has piled up would shade the sun. It
is strange that the school does not suffer earth tremors when
Gerry mounts the stairs.
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Louie is rather small in stature but he cannot be excelled
in many things. His dramatic ability is remarkable. He is i
somewhat of a joker, too, we hear, and has surprised many
of us with his wit,
"ln thy dark eyes splendor,
Wlhere the warm light loves to dwell."
ln whose warm eyes we find frivolous fun and frankness.
There are other virtues to counter balance Nellie's over sup-
ply of humor.
KIMBER voUoHT '
Although Kimber was not fortunate enough to be num-
bered among those who go into our athletes' hall of fame, he
is one of Drakeis most earnest and enthusiastic disciples.
His efforts are not wholly confined to athletics as he is cap-
able of squeezing a clarinet to some musical advantage. Ask
Mr. Owen about that swinet.
Alma still retains her golden curls even though she has
done them up. She graduated in February and her average
was no mean mark. We liked her a lot, and we feel an
emptiness since she left but we know that out in life she is .
going to make others like her just as she made us.
A wholesome, friendly, kindly girl, Marion. She never
was known to be sarcastic or "catty." Such adjectives just
cannot survive in the same world in which Marion lives.
When there's music in the air,
We all know that Stella's there.
With her flute-like voice this curly haired miss can keep
her host of friends in spasms of laughter or, if she prefers,
in serious silence.
"The clock is safe. Don't watch it."
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'Alf l could draw as you have drew,
Like to jes' swap pens with you."
Alberta is an artist both in paint and in ink. Her spright-
ly lmanner and nimble humor make her always a desirable
It is not easy to summarize the sterling qualities of one as
taciturn as Bob, since he has made no effort to display his
favorable traits. He has been a faithful supporter of the
brass section of our orchestra and we hear that his class work
is exceptionally good.
If you were on your own pay roll would you raise your own pay?
VVe Literary Seniors
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Sweet Girl Graduate" .
Men of Iron" .................. .
The Fifth String"
Tom Sawyer" ....... .
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The Christmas Carol" ..... .
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Treasure Island" ......... .
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Seventeen" ......... .
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Ivanhoe" .................. .
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The Little Shepherd of King
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Anne of Green Cables" .
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The Pied Piper"
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Call of the Wild"
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Lady of the Lake" .
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The June Senior Class History
Four years ago we, the Senior Class, started our career as makers of Academy
history, as cheerful, carefree, and noisy a group of Freshmen as ever entered the school.
We took for our motto, "Watch Us Crow," and although Academy could hardly hold us
then, we lived up to that motto by gathering more students, more chums, and more
As we neared our Sophomore year we became less sure, less bold, and more serious.
Once in that enviable class we "Lived to Learn," as the old saying goes, and it was then
that we began to realize what school life really means and we showed our appreciation
of it in our fine work, our co-operation with the other classes, and in our work in the
organizations. For who played the best instruments in the orchestra and the band if not
the Sophomores? Who attended, upheld, and managed the Science and the Latin and
Clio clubs, and the active Leaders' Class but the Sophomores? We were indeed ready and
prepared for the next step upward.
Another year found us nearer to the "privileged class," and we put forth a mighty
effort to merit the honor that would soon be ours. Our fellows gained recognition on the
gridiron, the track, and in the pool: our girls gave their time and talent to musical lines
and to the commercial work The Girls' Chorus gained fame and recognation every-
where. The chorus was made up largely of juniors. It was at this time, too, that the
"Smile Club" was started, and many smiling Juniors at once ioined to make this organ-
ization a success. lt was the juniors also who carried away the shorthand honors in the
Inter-county contest. We appeared but once socially, at the Junior-Senior Prom, but we
were "new at the game" and felt we could afford to wait until our Senior year when
social activities and good times go hand in hand with difficult academic work.
We left school that term feeling as if we had accomplished a great deal.
ln due time we were justly rewarded, and it was with the greatest dignity that we
assumed the long-looked-for title of Seniors. Here we were successful in sports, music
and scholarship. True, our ranks had decreased noticeably but the spirit of '26 flour-
ished still. True to our motto, we had grown surprisingly in four short years,
The main social event of the year was an informal get-to-gether party. This party
was one of the most largely atended gatherings that any senior class has ever sponsored.
The aim of the party was to get the members of the class beter acquainted and after a
very clever form of introductions, a series of old foshioned games were played. The
Boys' C-lee Club furnished several delightful selections, and the evening ended when the
refreshments had been srved. Financially and socially, the affair was a pronounced
When we won the Princeton Alumni Trophy cup: when we gained water-polo
championship: when we received recognition in basketball and were successful in track,
we lcnew our efforts had not been in vain.
And so, as we leave our Alma Mater. we feel that we have borne our joys and re-
sponsibilities well, and it is with pride and confidence that we enthrust them to the effi-
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There are smiling roses in her cheeks,
Beside her lips a dimple peeks,
The clay breaks on an earnest heart,
From girls like her, how can we part?
To know how to hide one's ability is said to be the great-
est skill. Madge has revealed but a wee bit of her ability
and that has been in the class room. Her card is covered
with "A's" and her friends vote her an "A" girl.
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He belongs to the suave Latin type and 'has all the poise,
and confidence of his race. He is quite a journalist, we hear.
We wondered why that profession was becoming so popular
at Academy. Now we know!
Fred's mastery of his mother tongue has won our admira-
tion ancl envy. It seems just as easy for him to explain the
workings of a great dynamo as a passage from Hamlet!
Have you ever succeeded in winning an argument with him?
Some brilliant students are endowed with temperamental
dispositions but Doris, though brilliant, has a pleasant nature,
Perhaps, she is one reason for the popularity of the pretzels.
Should you ever be in doubt about your Latin, go to
Dorothy. When one can take Virgil and Cicero at the same
time it is absolute 'proof that one's gray cells are efficient.
We might add that Dot is the second reason for the pretzel's
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Bertha is a cross-word puzzle. Hard to solve, but the
solution brings a feeling of satisfaction. We wish more of
our class hacl tried to solve the puzzle. She will "fit into
thig.world of ours with its hustle and lQ11iLl.ef-a'l1d strife."
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.rl I MARTHA BACKSTROM
"She is beautiful, therefore to be wooed,
She is a woman, therefore to be won."
And whoever wins Martha will find her a pleasing, attrac-
tive, capable and sympathetic companion. She has made
friends of us all.
One wiser than we are has said, Uconcluct has the loudest
tongue." We are convinced of that truth when we think of
Henrietta. Deeply earnest, wise, patient, honorable she
"could a tale unfold" of serious study and high ideals.
Very few boys are interested in oratorical work. but we
are glad that Harry is one of the few. More than debates
and arguments he enjoys newspaper work. With these two
accomplishments to his credit he will find a place in the
"Fortune evades the laggardf'
But we know it will not evade Marguerite for she always
keeps a few steps ahead of it. We admire her for her com-
plaisance, unassuming manner, and conscientious studying.
"lt's guicl to be merry and wise.
lt's guid to be honest and true."
Bertha is the kincl that chums with her crowd. gets her
lessons, has a good time and adds distinction to our class.
We bemoan the fact that there are few like her.
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Hot words cause coolness.
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Elizabeth has remained quite a mystery to some of her
classmates, but we End that one does not have to be a Sher-
lock Holmes to find the real Elizabeth. Have you ever seen
her without the two Maries? If so report the fact to the
ofhce. There is a reward offered!
HELEN BELL J y ,yi L y
Helen is an eternal comet in the sky of Academy swim-
ming, and her dives have attracted much attention. We
shall not bat an eyelash when, in a few years, we hear of her
swimming the Channel. At the speed she is travelling that
will be child's play to her.
"She excels each mortal th-ing, J,-rf' 'L
Upon the dull earth 'daelliigf XA
To her let us garlranf ing." "
We can say no more. Shakespeare voiced our thoughts of
Ruth in three lines. We shall not spoil the sentiment.
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Piloting the good ship "Academe" is not a task for a cabin-
boy. It requires the skill of a captain to avoid the rocks and
breast the tide, and Bill has brought us safely home. We
are on terra firma again and his steady hand has guided us
aright. As a hobby he loves his paint brush, and he guides
it as efficiently as he did the "Academe"
Always cheerful and gay, l..uella is well known for her
spontaneous giggle. She is a freshet of good fun and eternal
mirth. With her sunny temperament friends will always
rally around her.
"As beautiful as sweet!
And young as beautiful!
And soft as young!
And gay as sort!
And innocent as gay!"
A nation without women is a stag nation
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Who says Catherine is quiet? Well, you cannot deny that
she puts her lessons over with a resounding bang! She is an
especially fine girl and as especially hard worker. It is a
great thing to be a specialty. Loads of luck, Catie!
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players."
School has been somewhat of a stage to Helen for did she
not appear in one of the best plays given in 'Z6? To take
part in Academy's dramatics one must be a good student
and Helen is that.
Mary Hstoops to conquer." She is not any taller than any
of the other girls but nevertheless she "stoops" to our level.
Perhaps the reason that there are not more who know her
is that she lives in spheres above us.
In the course of four years, Stub has mastered a number
of things, such as an Auburn, trigonometry, himself and a
host of other things that go to make life successful. He is
one of the proud brearers of the tennis "A" for the season
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Whenever there is any dramatic ability needed Lucia is
always ready to do her share and a little bit more. We hope
soon to see her starring in some big production in Paris.
"What's the use of worrying,
It never was worth while,
So pack all your troubles in your old kit bag,
, And smile, Dun, smile!"
Chronic grumblitis kills more happy souls than a plague.
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"The hours l've spent with thee, clear heart,
Are as a string of pearls to me,
I count them every one apart,
My Rosary, my Rosary!"
That flowing melody seems to characterize Jeanette. She
keeps her lessons in her head and her songlets in her heart,
but as a hobby Ramon Novarro is her favorite actor.
. LEONA CHARTLEY
"Her face is not more sunny than her heart."
Leona has a sunny heart and her motto is, we think.
"smile the while." When all her neighbors have been bob-
bing their hair she has remained firm and has a nice lot of
'iwoman's crowning glory" to show for her firmness.
"Crissy" is our yellow butterfly. She is an airy, fairy
concoction of laughter and common sense. Can fairies
dance? So can "Crissy!" Can fairies charm? So can
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True to his name, Earl wants to be a minister. He has
taken great interest in religious matters. He served faith-
fully on the football squad, in fact he is quite well known
because of connection with the team. After considering his
upright character, his good card is a trifle.
To us she seems little short of feminine perfection and
as we, poor misguided mortals, are not in the habit of de-
scribing goddesses we can simply quote:
"Amazing brightness, purity and truth,
Eternal joy and everlasting love."
"Thought is deeper than all speech,
Feeling deeper than all thought."
We have noticed that Harry feels and thinks before he
speaks, which is the acknowledged proper thing to do. As
far as good sense is concerned, he reminds us of the "wise
old owl" that sat on the oak.
Salesmanship is the art of making yourself believe that a polite refusal is an excuse to go on arguing
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"Dutch" has chosen the stormy path of criminal lawyer.
In this endeavor the success that has been his during his
school days will stand him in good stead. According to the
Times' School Page he and Dennis Erheart are some jour-
"A nosegay of fragrant flowers,
A smile as soothing to behold,
As a misty violet face,
After the pranlcish April showers."
Lucille is a Girl Reserve and that means that she is a real
fine girfl. "-Though she has a rather serious aspect of life,
that saving sense of humor is lurking within hailing distance.
If she keeps on with her art of pleasing some day we shall
be reeling off the "l knew her when" line.
The prettiest of creatures, the daintiest of misses, Ailene
with her sweet and modest ways has captivated the hearts of
those who l-:now her. Keep smiling, Ailene, it is one of your
K ' LOUISE DIEFENDORF
"Benji" is a member of the school of mermaids who we
hear bask on the shores of our deep green pool, combing
their shingled locks in the stiff ocean breezes. She dons
civilian clothes occasionally and comes up to see how the
seniors are getting along without her, which is not very
well, it must be admitted.
Marie is just a dainty bit of humanity whose ready smile,
and cheerful outlook make her a real American girl. She is
a member of one of our cliques and is rarely seen without
the Mother Marie" and Elizabeth. We hear she is a "wiz-
ardetten at German.
p his word, when no one will take it.
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"Some think the world is made for fun and frolic,
And so do l."
Of our celebrated funsters, Chet is the original comedian.
Besides having a droll line, this good-looking youth is a good
student, a good friend and a good sport.
LAURA DURBIN ,,. -, ,,
"Sing a song io cheer."-NL-jf""'il'T l"
Maybe Laura does not sing it, but she most certainly
practices it with right good will, and lets the world know
that she is backing Euphrosyne in everything she does.
Whoever thinks he has seen Laura without her cheerful grin
better hustle down to the optician's.
Dorothy has collected laurels from the shorthand tree,
and has wreathed them into a crown for herself. She intends
to wear that crown when she goes into'an office that has
long been needing just such a well trained stenographer as
"He is complete in feature, and in mind,
With all good grace to grace a gentleman."
Bill deserves pages ancl pages more, but we feel that
everything is expressed in those two lines,
"Her very frowns are fairer far,
Than smiles of other maidens are."
She is the chum sort of girl. With no effort on her part
she lets us know that she can be a friend if there ever was
one. Martha and Eleanor and she might well be called the
HELEN F ABER
"Sing and the hills will answerg
Sigh, it is lost on the air:
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care."
"Fibby" is a valuable asset to the Girls' swimming team.
A ring is a hole with a rim around it.
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Some one has likened Eleanor to a flash of fire, and a
burst of flame and that comparison is true. The bonfire of
'26 just would not burn without her. Then, too, she is a
jolly sport and a lover of adventure.
MABEL F LICK
"Let me live in my house,
By the side of the road,
And be a friend to man." T
Mabel is a bouquet of cheery friendliness with the fresh
leaves of sympathy intermingled. She understands, she
cares. "A kind face is a beautiful face," and lVlabel's is
both kind and beautiful.
WILBUR F OHT
"Fohtie" has won honors on the swimming team. On the
dance floor he can do equally well. He also possesses the
notable merit of being able to navigate to perfection a Ford
Though Martha is a quiet maid,
We've often heard it romired,
She's full of life as she can be,
Kind, witty and good humored.
Has fortune favored any one
With beauty, or with grace?
Then surely it is "Hoot Mon"
For we love her pretty face:
And her smile and dainty manner,
Keep all others from the race.
MARGARET F RANZ
"She blooms a bonny lass,
Her blush is like the morning,
Her hair of gold and eyes of blue,
Frame dimpled cheeks that smile at you,"
A real man is one who is a hero in the eyes of his valet.
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E.leanor's friendship is the last word in fidelity and loyalty.
Moreover she can make friends with anybody, and that
alone 'is a gift straight from the gods. She stands well in her
classes, and high in the opinion of her friends.
Fred has a morbid propensity for weddings, newspapers
and, of course, the ladies. The three go hand in hand. What
is to become of him, no one may tell: but being Fred, it is
sure to be something nice.
She is one of our journalistic students, and happy and
prosperous will be the newspaper who finds her on its staff.
She is the original go-getter: she is out for big game and
nothing will stop her. That is the spirit! Success is only
next door to people like her.
If all the shining virtues,
Of all the girls that are,
Were moulded in together
And blest by every star,
'Twould be a mixture odd,
Yet oddly pleasant, too:
'Twould be just like a girl we know,
Why, lVlitz, 'twould be like you!
"Ch, the little lady is as dainty
As the picture in a book,
And her hands are creamy white
As the water-lillies look:
Her laugh's the undrowned music
Of the maddest meadow brook."
This is one of our girls whose dramatic ability has he-
come known to the school for its finess. Anne is a con-
scientious worker and consequently a good student. As for 7
the heart of Anne, it is just what her name implies.
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Another Gold! Cold by name and gold by nature! Ad-
mirable combination! Dave is a good sport and a good actor.
We have been convinced of both of these qualities in the class
room, and as we have watched him work under Mr. Knoll's
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Therefore Lena works with great fervor at everything and
comes out the better for it. A sincere, pleasant girl, deserv-
ing of praise.
Sigmund makes us think of the inspiring speeches made
by Webster when our country was new. History, science,
literature, philosophy, common sense, and Sigmund come
with a single thought. May his intellectual powers bloom
and produce great fruits.
r CATHERINE GRAF
Catherine belongs to the smart set of '26. ln fact, she is
smarter, academically and socially, than most of us. How
she manages her "engagements" and her lessons too is too
baffling for us!
They tell me, Addie, you are leaving,
Many friends will grieve to see you go,
But go into the great wide world, Addie,
Strive, Fight and win-you can, you know!
The ball sailed high in the air. The crowd gave a gasp
of suspense. Down, down, down came the twisting pigskin
and the hero-captain snatched it out of the atmosphere and
scampered across the goal for a touchdown. This is just a
bit of history in the annals of the '25 football team which
Ca-ptain .lohnny led to such a brilliant success.
The greatest miracle ever performed in lreland is waking the dead.
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"Give every man thy ear, but few th voice." Academy
has not heard much from Tom durin his four years here,
but that is no indication of idleness or inability. On the
contrary we find this young man has more than the average
share of useful brain matter.
MARY GREIDER .
"Her eyes are blue and dewy.
As the glimmering summer dawn,
Her face is like the eglantine,
Before the dew is gone."
That tinkling, rollicking, fetching laugh of hers has a far
Carl is a patron of all Academy's dances. Of course, he
is popular and well-liked by the boys, but, the girls seem to
think that he is Prince Charming himself. We hear he is a
good sport and a hearty loser. I
"Like to the damask you see,
Or like the blossom on the tree."
Margaret is our sweet girl graduate with her brown curls,
brown eyes and modest smile. Who would want a sweeter,
truer friend? -
"Tuffy" has rather a gruff appearance and some of us
think him quite belligerent. Well, he used to be but he is
not any more. Underneath his burly exterior he is as
thoughtful and courteous as Lord Chesterfield.
She likes the world best neat and trim,
Like the new-washed April air,
Her very heart so pure and prim,
Thoughts beautiful ensnare.
The heighth of folly is spending your last dollar on a purse.
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i'Fame is what you have taken,
Character's what you give:
When to the truth you waken,
Then you begin to live."
Irene finds "living" in this way quite a likeable and happy
Carl's chief virtue is his ambition. Combined with a keen
sense of humor and a willingness to work, this trait will
surely win honor and fame for him. We have also heard
many rumors of his ability as a mathematician.
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"Dale's" pet hobby is playing her uke, and she certainly
can make the string hum! There are other things she
plucks too, we speak of heart strings. We hear that many a
lonesome lad has been cheered at one of those uinformal
gatherings" that Dale sponsors at her cottage on the lake.
Henrietta is one of the few girls of the class who has jet
black hair and dancing brown eyes. After she graduates we
woncler what she is ever going to do without Mary, who
has been for some time her constant companion. We, also,
are wondering what we are going to do without her!
We like to hear him talk, We like to talk to him, we like
to hear him tell his tale, with dash and pep and vim. We like
him! Mother Earth is going to add her name to the long
list of his feminine admirers as soon as he chips this scholas-
"Come and trip it as you go,
On a light fantastic toe."
Edith can trip it, too, for she has the reputation of being
one of Academy's best dancers. We should all like to know
E.dith's recipe for beauty, charm and popularity.
A pessimist is one who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street.
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"Oh, call it by some better name for friendship sounds too
Friendship is expressing our degree of relationship with
Donald rather mildly. Knowing his clean cut character and
sincere nature we have grown to admire and respect him to
the nth degree.
IRE NE KARSH
Wit! Humor! Laughter! Joy! Irene! -lust a bunch of
happy exclamation, that. As a specimen for our curiosity
shop bring around the creature who does not know Irene's
cheerful grin as well as he knows Irene herself. From past
experience we know that out in Iife's highway she can laugh
a path through anything that gets in her way,
"Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as
thev really are." -
Daisy is even better than she seems and we envy her. A
girl with such courage and integrity will surely achieve
Tom has recently taken up the study of the trombone and
is mastering it to a high degree. Together with this, he has
had valuable experience with his fiddle. We have been en-
tirely unaware of the rise of this very young musician.
. FLORENCE KING
I know something and, contrary to rule, I shall tell: namely
Florence King made a very realistic society matron in
"TweedIes", even though she is just a senior in high school.
She is proficient in most sports, but swimming is her forte,
and just to prove it ask the wild waves.
Leona has chummed with her little clique, and has not
been caught in the social current. She is a fine girl and we
wish her Iots of luck!
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ln spite of the fact that Frances is very silent she has her
aims, desires, and wishes just like the rest of us. She cher-
ii , - ishes the fond hope of becoming a nurse, and we surely wish
7' her the best of luck in her chosen line of work.
i She isn't a goddess,
She isn't an angel,
She isn't a lily, a rose or a pearly
She is simply what's sweetest,
Completest and neatest,
A dear, little, sweet little girl!
We are sure l-lazel's pleasant smile will carry her far on
the road to fame. The Grinning Post, under her capable
management has become a very humorous and appreciated
feature of the Star. Some one has said that Mr, Luvaas is
proud of her, and justly so for she is a ripping little singer.
worthy of the schoolvs pride.
Harry has the makings of a mathematician. With a
mind so keenly alert, and capable of wrestling with numeri-
cal problems of the highest order, he will not be harried by
uncertainties of future achievement and triumph.
Bubbling o'er with wit and fun,
Yet her work is always done,
She has words at her command,
And have you seen her write shorthand?
Clarence seems determined to win. When he failed he
retraced his steps until he was sure of his knowledge. Ac-
ademy needs boys who will plug and plod until they reach
their desired goal.
The ladder of success is not an elevator.
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A lady of the dainty set,
A pretty blossom, she,
A nicer girl we've never met,
So clever and so wee!
"To see her is to love her, ,lbfllk
And love but her forever, iv
For Nature made her what she is,
And never made another."
"El" is an exceptionally fine fellow as his many friends
will tell you. If you have not made his acquaintance you
have missed an opportunity to know a-real friend. He re-
ceived quite a bit of sympathy from the girls last semester by
temporarily becoming a cripple,
Lucy has succeeded in making her school life a happy and
profitable one. For who does not enjoy l..ucy's pranks and
Lucy's laugh, and yet appreciate the ability she shows on
- MARGARET MAYNARD ,I
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These we can judge just from her name, f
But more than this, she's proven it so
And we will be sorry to see her go. g 1
ls Stanley a woman-hater? Well, we had better not say.
He, as as accomplished trombonist, loyally supports our
orchestra. He is a member of the intellectual group and is
worthy of sincece praise.
Silence is apt to get wet when it reigns.
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We hear that she's to become a nurse,
ln the future, bye and bye,
Her smile's a proven, cure-all balm,
Fretting patients, do not sigh.
LeRoy has quite a bit to offer to the world in the way of
good looks and manners. We have not found out what he
expects to become, but we never worry the least bit for with
his personality it will incidentally be something worth while.
"Micky" loves to wander into class a little late with a
bored look on his face: and his hands thrust deep in his
pockkets, but nevertheless he is a good scholar and a real
athlete. The mere fact that he is a regular on the Erie
County Electric basketball team is enough to convince us of
his exceptional ability,
There are two sides to every body, a right side and a left
side. lVlarguerite's right is earnest and studious with lots of
vim and grit to attack Cicero and French or any old thing
that comes along. Her left is merry and mischievous with
lots of vim and grit to attack the grumpers and growlers,
and make them her friends just as she has made us.
George is a quiet fellow who uses most of his energy play-
ing the oboe in the orchestra. He belongs to the class of
superior students, is true through and through, and will
make good in any event.
HARRIET MERRIT L1
Harriet is the first girl to become edito in-c e of the
Academe and by her keen insight, ready will: g ss 9 ork,
and untiring patience she has certainly wb e e t of
her staff. dn
"To those who know thee not, no wordgcan paint,
And those who know thee, know all words are faint."
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Carl spent much time as a trade boy, and not until his
senior year did he come up to add to the distinction of '26.
He does not seem to be as grown up as some of us. Some
say he is interested in motion pictures, No, of course, not
as an actor. ls that the only interest the movies hold?
- CLARENCE MEYER
He does not seem to worry a bit whether he is popular or
not, and that is the reason he is so well liked and so well
known. Dramatics, athletics, organizations, everything the
school offers seems to reach out, and drag him in.
"A violet by a mossy stonea
Half hidden from the eye,
Fair as a star when only one,
Is shining in the sky."
Who is a leader kind and true?
Who is a friend who would die for you?
Who is the girl who banishes woes,
Scattering sunshine wherever she goes?
To be sure, 'tis our pretty Priscilla!
Dick neither grinds nor shirks but strikes a happy
medium which places him in good standing with both the
faculty and the students. The word "happy" is suggestive -
of his general self. Very few, if any of us, have ever seen
him in a sullen mood. Dick has decided upon Cornell as
his next school. -
- Her smiling dimples and lovely hair
I Y:A,re treasures rich and treasures rare
A giocglflttle business girl she'lI be,
This pretty miss who is named Marie.
"All who joy would win, Must share it 1 happiness was born a twin."
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A little pansy sweet and fair,
A dear little girl with raven hair,
Tells of our Jane, just as she is!
"What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And everything nice,
And that's what little girls are made of. .
Helen, laughing imp that she is, slid right into our hearts
years ago, and she has lived there ever since.
l Here's our typical modern maid,
l Who's future is already laid,
ln shorthand a shark,
' Always up to the mark,
And her beauty, the kind that won't fade.
"The brightest star's the modestest,
And more 'n likely writes,
Her motto like Adelaide's
According to her lights."
'Laugh and the world laughs with you."
Edna does not seem averse to this saying, and surely no
one can help but laugh with her. Life is one huge joke
anyway, dn , so k up the laughter and merriment.
David is a jolly, easy-going, likeable fellow, extremely
popular with his class mates. We hear he is going into poli-
tics some day, and in the meantime his term as class -presi-
dent will serve to get him in trim. Perhaps he will change
his mind and earn glory with his voice. We failed to hear
the "Prisoner's Song" but the Boys' Clee Club will miss him,
Living costs more these days, but it is worth more to live.
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"A creature not too bright or good,
For human nature's daily food,
For transient sorrows, simple wiles,
Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles."
V HARVEY NELSEN
Harvey has attained great heights-do you recall the day
he cleared the bar at Five feet, nine inches? Well, it took
plenty of training and hard work to perform that feat. His
accomplishments are not solely limited to the physical plane.
For direct and accurate proof, just ask any one of his
"What is beautiful is good, and who'is good will be
A sweeter girl than Florence is hard to find. Gifted with
a gentle disposition, her winning ways make us all admire
and love her. As for Ken, he is exceedingly lucky.
If he does not express himself vocally to any extent, sure-
ly his drum has a voice in his expression. He is another of
the "boys" who have become "men" in so short a while.
Since he has donned long trousers he seems a different
If you want fun look for "Cin,"
If you want pep look for "Cin,"
If you want wit look for "Cin,"
If you want a pal look for "Cin"
ln short if you want an ideal companion who has all the
qualities you have always adniired-look for "Cin!"
"Slight the subject but not so the praise."
Elsie is a bit small to be graduating but in the showdown
she seems to have lots more steadfastness than the majority
of our illustrious class. She excels in the commercial line.
When we say "excels" we mean "excels."
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Loretta is Academy's blooming blonde and has caused
many a young man's heart to go pitty-pat. We must not
forget, however, that her four years of high school life here
have not been tarnished by some of those little letters that
stand for "delinquent," As for her future-dull spots on it
are going to be as hard to find as equatorial eskimos.
Dom has spent most of his school days in selecting a
hobby, He has tried drafting and bookkeeping and music.
We wonder what he likes best. He has lots of friends but he
and Dundon seem to be inseparable.
EVELYN OSBORNE. .
"Courteous tho' coy and gentle tho' retired."
Evelyn's sweet, modest self and quiet manner are char-
acteristics which have brought her friends and happiness.
If a typing record of sixty words a minute means a private
secretaryship in the President's office, Evelyn will surely be
the lucky girl.
jEAN OVES ,
"A soul as White as heaven."
.lean arrived in our midst only last year but in the short
time she has been here we have found her splendid charac-
ter. Jean says, "Love me, love my accent." We do love
jean's accent. It is as pleasantly "different" as Jean her-
' LOUISE PALMER
"One touch of merriment makes the whole world grin."
This seems to be Louise's slogan, at least in American
History class. She came to Academy from Columbus. Ohio,
two years ago, and she has succeeded in winning a throne
for herself in the hearts of many of us.
L WILLETTA PEPLINSKI
"Pep," true to her nickname, is known by her vivacity
and pep. She and "Lorett" have graced our school for a
long time. She has the ability for keeping any typewriter so
well under control that there is no doubt of her becoming
some little nstenogf'
Improvement begins with "I"
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Her pep has boosted Katherine a Iot in he school career.
Everything which she enters goes over with a bangl-and
a big onel just keep that pep, "Caesar," and you are
bound to win!
"Nor hope to find a friend,
Who has not found a friend in thee."
Who cannot find a champion and a steely friend in Willis
may as well rest assured that there are no friends on this
green footstool. We have found him honest and upright and
' "I'Iark! hark the lark."
The lark must come second, however, rf he competes with
Marguerite, for her sweet voice has been of much help to
our chorus. Says Marguerite, "I do but sing because I must,
and pipe but as the Iinnets do."
Do you suppose Elma is always as lenient with transgres-
sors as she is with us when we enter the library without an
admit? Fervently, we hope so. She knows school life inside
out, and upside down, and those who do not know her are
rather a minus quantity. 'Bye, Elma, good Iuckl
F ERIS PRATT ' Q
"A sudden thought strikes me-let us swear an eternal
Some of us have silently sworn friendship with Feris, and
there are others who are glad to have him for an acquaint-
ance. He has laughed with us and wept with us over a
ghastly exam, and now when we must part we are giving
him our hand and promising him eternal friendship.
THORA RATH V
Always happy, always gay, 1
Thora's the kind we like every day.
Thora, though just a slip of a girl, is so gay and lively
that she takes the place of several girls of the tall, serious
type. We all hope that Thora will keep her sunny disposi-
tion, for she will need it during some of Iife's gloomy days.
Late hours are not good for one, but they are all right for two
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ln the spring a young girl'
"Intelligence and courtesy combined,
Pleasing manners and a noble mind."
Wally to a T.
"lt's got to be, and it's goin' to he!
So at least l always try
To kind 0' say in a cheerful way-
Well, it's got to he-Goodbye!"
Not many of us knew Annette until her senior year. Just
recently she blossomed, and we wonder why we did not know
her before. She is a rather diminutive bit of feminity and
she is one of our "listeners," but she is a pretty little pal and
we love her.
When Margaret regards us with that bland smile and those
wide-open eyes we sense a "kindred spirit." Some of
us only recently discovered her friendliness, but we are mak-
ing up for lost time.
Another of our best type of fellows. Paul is what every
boy wants to he-a good sport. But he does not stop there,
as his class room records prove. We also hear that he is
gaining popularity with the girls.
To satisfy our curiosity we must know where Lawrence
procured those red cheeks. He is very much the man since
he has become a senior. Some of his best friends tell us that
he is not a fair weather friend, but a pal who "sticks"
through thick and thin.
s fancy lightly turns fo thoughts of--clothes.
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"Curley's" good qualities are numerous and not hard to
find and his mastery of the piano is undisputed. Speaking
of his accomplishments, we must not forget that rattling,
good "Henry" of which he is chauffeur, mechanic and nurse-
Hail to upetelu He is one of the most brilliant of Acade-
my's football luminaries. Pete is one of those students who
has mixed football and studies and made successes of both
And the girls, oh, the girls!
GEORGE RYAN '
George left us before he graduated and we miss him. He
never has much to say but what he says means something.
We do not know what he intends to do, but whatever his
profession, he will surely succeed.
"And yet she's neither nymph nor fay,
Nor yet of angel kind:
She's but a racing school girl
With her curls blown out behind."
Rose is a member of the conscientious sect who works first
and then plays, and does both well.
A very charming little lass,
A genius in the shorthand class,
Whose pretty face and winsome air,
Have made her welcome everywhere.
Rose has an abundance of "those endearing young charms"
and is truly one of the sweetest blossoms in the garden of
'26, She, seated at her piano, can face any audience and
leave them awed with delight. Good bye, Rose, and good
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'Commonly known as "Dud" and navigator of the higher
altitudes, Ted is counted as one of our biological experts.
Some time ago he discovered a delightful species of poison
ivy, but after experiencing its results he classed at as "not
so good." Well, anyway, we hope his success is as prominent
as his heighth.
Abe is exceptionally brilliant in his classes, in fact, Dame
Rumor has it that his report card is to he retained, framed
and hung in the office so that we less spectacular students
may admire it, and perhaps be inspired to do better work.
A May-bloom face,
Soft, azure eyes,
Yet droll and wise!
Mildred is usually the center of the most mirthful group.
Her slogan, we should gay, is "Make others happy." As for
an art, there is nop e who can fnimyidcquite as well as
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A "live wire" has notlling o' .Armebelle who is noted for
vivacity and p p, from the glro nd floor to the third. Anne-
belle is truly 'f mining" as is isplayed by the fact that she
has "changed exinindn andlwill graduate with'us in June.
As a football man Ralph has our utmost appreciation and
profound admiration. He is mild and easy-going as plump
people usually are. We hear that the proverbial "friend
indeed" has not a claim on fame when Ralph is around.
lf you press forward you will get pushes to keep you going.
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Evelyn seems gifted with a remarkable ability for a quick
change-in the cafeteria. We promise a scholarship to
anyone who can beat her reciting, and million dollars to
her rival in good fellowship and cheer. H
Buelahbelle is one of Academy's star girl basketball play-
ers. Pretty and charming-is it small wonder that she is the
center of attraction at a game.
' RUTH SHATTUCK
The academic curriculum interests Ruth more than the
social whirl. The industrious bees make the lovely blossoms,
and it is industrious girls like Ruth that mal-ce the world a
better place because they have lived it it.
Ask Warner to analyse any chemical composition. He is
a veteran at the work. He is the type that attends strictly
to books and actually knows what a high school graduate
should know. To avoid giving our readers the impression
that he is super-human, we must admit that he Finds time,
occasionally, to crack a joke.
Harold is the Beau Brummel of Academy, popular with
the boys but more popular with the girls. He is a prominent
patron and indorser of all Academy's dancesfin fact if he is
not present the hop is not considered a social success.
John, the ever shining light of cleverness will soon cease
to shine in Academy. He will be sadly missed by the stu-
dents in his classes for he has saved them many a long and
hard lesson by arguing with the teacher the whole period.
Put off till tomorrow what you ought not do today,
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When we are putting forth a mighty effort to keep a
straight face in class, that is the time Jimmy choses for his
bright remarks. He could make an owl with lockjaw laugh,
Otherwise he's O. K,
"Lend a hand" was never really illustrated until Mary ap-
peared on the scene. She has lent so many hands that we
wonder she is still so smilingly capable.
Dick is one of our ablest students and although his ability
has not been used to any extent as yet, we are of the opinion
that when he is confronted with life's problems it will shine
in all its glory.
"Spuds" evidently has determined to divide his time be-
tween study and athletics. It has not been definitely decided
whether he will be a pitcher or a dashing football hero.
lce cream became suddenly popular with the girls when
Olin took his place behind the counter in the cafeteria.
There is a reason. He is interested in track and is a regular
Mercury when given a pair of track shoes and a long
stretch to run on.
The plump little darling of '26, perhaps a wee bit timid
and retiring, perhaps less ostentatious than some of us. but
she has riddetn over the bumps without a fatal spill, and that
Take things as they come but remember there are somethings it will pay to go after.
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Anna is good: she has a good card too. Someone has said
that her friends are so numberless that she has to catalog
them to keep things straight. That may be a little far-
fetched but anyway we know that everyone knows her.
Fred is inclined to be a little bit bashful but this charac-
teristic is by no means a handicap to him in his studies for
he has succeeded commendably well.
"Her eyes are stars of twilight fair,
Like twilight, too, her dusky hair,
But all things else about her' drawn,
From May-time and the fiery dawn."
She can be either "Peter Pan" or the original "Midsum-
mer Night's Dream." Suit yourself.
"Life is real, life is earnest."
Bianco accepts this as true and seriously applies it to her
studies. But after classes you can scarcely find a more fun-
loving girl than Bianco.
Mabel is a frisky little bit of femininity with enough ani-
mated electricity to run a dynamo. That pep is poured
forth daily in wonderous recitations. Many a time have we
sat in misery wondering just where she gets all the informa-
It can be truthfully said that Max is the life of any class
room. Although he is the "littlest" of us, his vivacious wit
enlivens many a dull recitation. Max is a splendid student
and can always give the right answer.
Occasionally gratitude is found elsewhere than in the dictionary
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We cannot understand why Catherine does not get into
the limelight when she has so many opportunities. She is
up and beyond when there are lessons to learn, friends to
find, or brightness to brew.
"Peewee" excels in the skill of brawn and brain displayed
on the basketball court. He has captained our team, and has
shown his rare ability in spite of difficulties.
Another of the bashful type! Some of our girls would
look adorable in hoop skirts and bonnets! Evelyn, for in-
stance. After all, modesty should be woman's forte.
Coston is one of Academy's best trombone players. He
plays in the band, and has acquired an enviable reputation
as a trombonist. He intends to become a professional player,
and we are sure he will shine with the famous.
Opal sits back and regards us with merry eyes while we
wonder what she is thinking about. Many a time we have
been loath to say, "A penny for your thoughts, Opal." Per-
haps some day she will concoct a book of character sketches
of her old friends at Academy.
Leona is the little kitten of her class. Her scholastic
record is as fine as her small self. As far as the Girls' Chorus
is concerned we all know that "like wind in summer sigh-
ing: her voice is soft and sweet."
said, "Save the surface and you save all."
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"Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How do your friendships grow?"
"Kind deeds and smiles,
Some love and some wiles,
And that's how my friendships grow."
Helen is a big yellow chrysanthemum with a personality
shading from pure white quietness to the brilliant gold of
witty humor. At least that is what many of us have likened
her to. Lest you do not understand, the chrysanthemum
is a beautiful flower: the metaphor still applies. Who, by
the way, ever saw her without "Dale" Hoffman?
MILDREN VAN DUSEN -
True, Mildred has a fair complexion but fair does not ap-
ply to Mildred's grades. She is an A-I student and has a
Hrm foundation upon which to build her temple of Success.
Many of us wonder at the odd things Sam says, but as like
as not he is talking "over our heads." He has extraordinary
good sense for one so small, and if we have not found him a
witty being it is because we cannot appreciate his wit.
CHARLES VAN TASSEL
Charles is a steady plugger who helps to support the
schoolis honor. He never says much, but he sees everything
that goes on around him, and catalogs it in his brain against
the time when he will rise up and show the world that
Academy has turned out another great man,
RUBYE. VOlGHTk K , N 1,
Somebody is always taking the joy oiirtsbf life butl ubye
puts it in again. Who was it that said woman's chief harm
was a pleasing voice? Well, Rubye, has it: to say nothing of
fluffy auburn tresses!
Some so-called open minds should be closed for repairs
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Clarence is a real man under that thin veneer of self-
consciousness that he has been sporting for the last year or
two. He is quite a salesman we hear. By the way he sold
a non-sinkable bathing suit to Adam Smith the other day.
"A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays
And confident tomorrowsf'
Tom left us before our senior year was finished and we
miss him much. He is a good student from what we hear.
and quite a mechanic from what we see.
"We meet thee like a pleasant thought."
After we have parted, Lucille will still be a pleasant
thought as a girl friend whom we cared for and liked. High
school days should be crowded with happy memories and we
like to think that Lucille has helped us to make our mem-
ories even more happy.
ln this fast age you will not find many girls with bobbing
curls, but Eleanor is individual in almost everything. Be-
cause we lack words to describe her we shall lapse into ex-
clamations. Such a student and such a friend! Leave it to
"Music hath charms." Here is one of Academy's most
popular and attractive girls. She contributes greatly to the
success of the Girls' Chorus. Louise is also as good a
stenographer as singer. , V
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Bob will be missed on Academy's basketball court where
he has shone brilliantly for two years. Although he is one
of Mr, Radder's star journalists, we hope he will go into the
shoe business and keep "Weschler's-of Course," famous.
The road to success is full of ruts and puddles, but there is no detour sign.
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She can sing and she can dance,
She can hold us in a trance:
For her eyes are like the stars,
Anal her teeth as white as pearls,
No fault her beauty mars,
She is queen of all the girls.
Morris is not in sympathy with the theory that he who
works, wins. Work or play, he is graduating with us so
there is no doubt of his being a trump,
When Wilmur smiles he is none vast substantial smile"
but, unfortunately, when he is cross he is quite the opposite.
Now he may be cross and cranky but we have seldom seen
him so. The girls especially will vouch for this. Now,
girls, is he not quite an Adonis?
'Tis hard to part when friends are dear,
Perhaps, 'twill cost a sigh, a tear."
Bernice favors the commercial section of Academy, but
we cannot say what she intends to do when she leaves high
school. However, in any field we wish her good luck!
The invigorating, salt sea breeze has nary a chance to be
called refreshing since we have discovered the fresh liveli-
ness Mildred instills into the atmosphere. We have spent
time wondering just what kind of caper she will cut in her
Harry studies hard and although one does all he can Harry
can always do a little bit better. lt is that l-:ind of men the
world wants, and so Harry's success is assured. He ficldles
the fiddle quite finely,
"With all thy getting, get understandin
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Wilhert served in the print shop for some time and for
that reason we have not become very well acquainted with
him. However, he is well known to the trade class boys.
We are glad he is graduating with us and we wish him tons
Chet is another of our blond men who has discovered the
path that leads straight to the hearts of the girls. He has no
mean musical ability and is a good student, too. He and
Fred and Bill can rightfully claim the title of Academy's
' Three Musketeers."
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Believing it is better to Fight for the good than to rail at
the ill, Emma reveals the qualities of a good mixer, being
ever ready for a jolly time though quiet and retired at the
LOUIS BE NACCI
Will anyone ever forget that assembly day when Louis
first proved his remarkable ability as a "Charleston-er?"
His nimble feet and happy nature have brought friends to
his door. If he goes through life as well as he dances we are
sure of his success.
HOWARD DE FOE
Howard belongs out "in the great open spaces where men
are men." The school room is too quiet for him. He
dresses, looks and acts like a true westerner. He has a
large supply of useful knowledge that puts many of the best
of us to shame.
LOUIS DI NICOLA
Louis decided late that he would graduate with us. He is
such a youngster that we are surprised at his presence in
Not doing wrong is not doing right.
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Johnnie has no outstanding characteristics, accomplish-
ment or hobby, but you have often heard it said that "lt is
the little things that go to make the great." Thus it is that
all his good traits help to make him a fine fellow and a
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Italy has her poet-warrier, Morocco has her priest-war-
rior and Academy has her musician warrior, joseph Heintzl.
He punts a mean pigskin, and toots a wicked clarionet. Be
that as it may Joe has his good points and ought to "bring
home the bacon."
just this last semester the fresh east wind brought into our
midst a pretty little girl in the person of Helen Henderson.
Helen has come from Dunkirk to graduate with us and we
are very glad to have her. We hope she likes our school a
lot because-well, every loyal Academician knows why!
We think of the glory of football and of Sherman simul-
taneously, for he played a major part in our victorious sea-
son. ln' school he loses his fighting spirit and becomes the
smiling fellow whom the boys admire and the girls whisper
Howard has the entire feminine population of Academy
at his feet. We wonder who could resist the force of his
personality-to say nothing of the charm of his wavy black
hair! Among the boys he is known as a "hail fellow well
met." Of course, he is a good scholar.
Howard, with his thoughtful look and retiring ways, is
an ideal type for a preacher. But his secret ambition is to
become a politician. May success follow and precede you, I
Fair weather comes out of the north.
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"My heart is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure."
He is a skillful athlete as well as a competent "thinker"
There is not a girl in the class who does not adore those
golden curls and steady blue eyes. Good luck at Muskingum,
Bob is a puzzle to the modern age. He gets his studies
and has a good time too. As yet there is but one solution
in present day psychology which can account for this fact.
The answer is that he knows how to use his precious time
aclvantagiously. A -
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jgv' uYoung inveigler, fond in wiles,
,N Prone to mirth, profuse in smiles."
The boys seem wont to "linger yet awhile" when Helen is
within speaking and seeing distance.
What do we care if we seldom hear David's voice? "A
man's a man for a' that." David is a man in every sense of
the word, and not only a man but a good student, and not
only a good student, but a true fellow along with his fellow
If they were all like Dot-but they are not! We should
like to see just how many of her virtues we could set down
here, but since our space is limited we have to be content
with saying that she has proved herself to he unalloyed gold.
"My tongue within my lips l reign,
For who talks much must talk in vain."
We have a sneaking feeling that Gladys is not quite so
quiet when she is away from school. Of course, one cannot
always be serious. The friendship of Gladys and Helen Sink
is like that of David and Jonathan.
l "Learn to labor and to wait."
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Of course it is not proper to be openly curious but, frankly,
we wonder how Harvey acquires those stiff, little curls which
he wears for a pompadour. Some one said his favorite
sport was hunting: bunnies or girls, we wonder!
Chet is perfectly at home on a good tennis court in com-
pany with his trusty racket. Most of us can vouch for his
ability in this sport. As a matter of course, the girls deem
him very good looking.
HELEN REID 1
This dark haired girl is an artist on the typewriter and a
willing worker at all times. We are sure she will gain suc-
cess in the business world.
There are three departments in Academy that Ken sup-
ports, the art department, the musical department and the
swimming department. He has made enviable records in
everything he has taken up. He is manager of the boys'
swimming team, a well-known member of the Boys' Glee
Club and it is he who usually contributes the posters for our
Ignorance is not bliss at exam time.
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De Santis, Archie
Van Zandt, Edward
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Of the girls who have died since our class entered high school
and also the wife of our Principal
MRS. MARIAN MCNARY
CROSSING THE BAR
UNSET and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When l put out to sea.
For such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home
Twilight and evening bell,
E And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When l embark:
For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
l hope to see my Pilot face to face
When l have crossed the bar.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
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ln the dusk, when the shadows lengthen and grow,
When the stars peep out, and the Sandman calls:
'Tis the time, then, dear children, as you may well know,
When the ear grows dull and the eyelid falls,
Falls like the softest of rosebud petals
That drop in the dark of the moon.
Then stealing, yes, stealing comes the sly old Sandman,
On his back is his pack of dreams that he gives
To the kindest, yes kindest, of kiddies he knows,
So he goes on his toes, and he gives to them all:
Gives to the greatest and smallest, no difference he shows.
Thus dreams follow after, nor care where he goes.
Thus, dear ones, remember that the rich or poor,
Humble or lofty, penniless, starving or weak,
That nothing, no nothing, makes Happiness sure,
Save kindness, sweet kindness, both early and late.
Kindness, the beacon that flares on the hill,
And guides folks thru darkness to havens quite still.
THE SENIOR LEGACY
We, the class of '26, do
Here bequeath our full possessions,
To our friends, the underclassmen,
With the hope that they will use them,
To benefit our Alma Mater.
We bequeath the Juniors knowledge:
We bequeath the Sophomores bravery:
We bequeath the Freshmen friendship.
May they use the gifts we leave them
To benefit our Alma Mater.
To the Juniors we give knowledge,
Knowing they will soon be Seniors,
Seniors, dignified and settled,
Seniors, who will need their knowledge,
With the hope that they will use ir
To benefit our Alma Mater.
May these Juniors bloom as fairly
As we, the class of '26, have
May they use the gifts we leave them
To benefit our Alma Mater.
To the Sophomores we give bravery,
Knowing well the strife and struggle
ln the class and on the gridiron,
On the court and track and diamond
With the hope that they will use it
To benefit our Alma Mater.
May these Sophomores fight as bravely
As we, the class of '26, have
May they use the gift we leave them
To benefit our Alma Mater.
To the Freshmen we give friendship
Knowing well the love and honor
That has come to life among us
ln the four years we have been here,
With the hope that they will use it
To benefit our Alma Mater.
May these Freshmen love as truly
As we, the class of '26, have
May they use the gift we leave them
To benefit our Alma Mater.
THE RIVER AT NIGHT
Oh! the river in the night,
When the sun is out of sight,
With its rambling, roaring, rolling,
Till it sets my ears a-ringing,
Like the whippoorwill a-singing.
With its washing, dashing, splashing,
Till it fills my heart with passion:
Sets one's 'heart to solemn thinking,
Sets the poet's heart a-singing.
Seems to set one's heart repenting,
Seems to set one's soul repenting,
Then the river seems to soften,
Then as silent as a coffin,
Off one floats to dreamland.
But the river onward sweeps,
For it cannot wait for sleep.
Oh, what do we learn as we go through life
As the bright days dawn and die,
And the years bring rest or the years bring strife
And youth's rainbow dreams pass by?
Some follow the marsh lights of pleasure afar,
Or the bubbles of wealth drifting past,
The secrets of nature some seek to unbar
Or explore truth's ocean so vast.
Life's purpose is lost and its wisdom is vain,
And vain falls the light from above.
And hopes fade away at the end of the lane
lf we have not learned to love!
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Edward Berry ....... ............. V ree Prrsrdrrrr
Harry Laird ....... .............. 5 ecre r ary
lsabel Glass ........, Treasurer
The juniors opened the season at top speed with a football dance in the girls' gym,
after the Academy-Tonawanda game. The gym was brilliantly decorated with our colors,
blue and gold, and Brown's lsle of Pines orchestra furnished the snappy music.
On February Sth. at Kahkwa Park lnn, the Junior class held the annual junior-
Senior Prom. There were beautiful decorations and clever favors. The Alpha Gamma
Dictators furnished the music and all in all the Prom proved a great success.
The junior boys represented us well in football, basketball, and track. ln dramatics,
music and debating we also demonstrated our ability.
All through the year the entire class has been behind activities and ready to help
at any time. This assures us of having the Best Class ever next year.
We are sure that as Seniors we shall uphold, in every way, the honors of our school.
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Del Porto, Daniel
Di Cecco, Edmund
Eller, Raymond A.
St. George, Harry
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Weschler, Anna Mae
Whiting, Mary Alice
De Marke, Angeline
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Margaret Nickel .................
Nile Green and Silver
Spokesman: Jeanette Verdecchia
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Rogerson, Thomas, jr.
Shank, Harold W.
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ln introducing athletics at Academy for the years l925 and l926 we can
truly say that we have i'Fought a good fight" and for the most part we have
been victorious. We have taken our motto of "Carry On" to the gridiron,
track, court and the pool and above all Academy has cherished the highest
standard of good sportsmanship.
Our football season will stand out boldly in high relief in the annals of
Academy, for in that season the long-contested Princeton Alumni Cup became
ours forever. The Cup is ours by right of hard-won victories for three con-
secutive years. Our football team is, indeed, Worthy of sincere commenda-
tiong the students also are to be commended for their enthusiastic support.
Our basketball team served faithfully and although we failed to reach
our goal of city champions, we have gained valuable experience, and we hope
for victory next year.
Track was not abandoned as We feared it might be, but was ushered in
with the spring with as much enthusiasm and victory as ever. Although the
season is not finished yet the team bids fair to retain its title of city champs.
The swimming and water polo teams deserve special mention for their
fine Work in gaining for Academy the first water polo championship.
The girls' basketball teams, swimming team and the Leaders' Class are
unique groups of girls which have attracted considerable attention because
of their unexpected progress.
To lVlr. l... C. Drake, lVlr. lVl. V. Wright, lVliss Edith lVleyette and Mr. Jack
Komora is due the praise for our achievements in athletics.
ln closing We wish to give the school's approval and sincere praise. Our
boy and girl athletes have, indeed, Ucarried on till the stars have gone."
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Donald Parsons, Capt.
VVearers of the "A"
Edward Berry, Mgr.
Harlan Lancaster, M
Fred Geisler, Mgr.
Charles Van Tassel
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Assistant Coach ........ ........... . M. V. Wright
Captain . ....... ..... .,..... 1 o hn Crasberger
Manager V. Edward Berry
Donald Parsons ......................
Gery Sweet ..........
William Frame ......
John Little ........ ........
Sherman Hickey .......
Paul Rumbol ............
joseph Heintzel ..........
Harry Goodman ........
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Herbert Myer ........ ....
William Erheart ........
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Leonard Pasqual ........... ........ Q uarter Back
Sheridan Shurrager ,... .............. F ull Back
Ralph Schneider ....... ............ G uard
Milton Brown ........ ..
Kimber Vought ........
Eugene Starosta .......
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Academy's football team opened its season at Kane on September l9, with a l3-0
victory over the mountain town's combination. The team came through without an in-
jury: probably due to their superb condition gained at the fall camp before the opening
of school in September. With this auspicious start it was hoped that Academy was
launched into her best season of gridiron sport.
Lady Luck was not with Academy when we played the strong Lakewood team on
their field in Ohio. Lakewood defeated us by a score of l9-6. Captain johnny scored
the only touchdown for us, which was the first touchdown scored against the Lakewood
City champions in the past two years. l.Jater in the season the game was forfeited to us
because of the ineligibility of one of their men. We declined the forfeiture.
On October third Academy High gridders made a most spectacular home stand by
uwallopingn Nleadville before a large and colorful audience. The game was held at the
Athletic Field. The score was 23-2. A break in the Final quarter allowed the Meadville
team to score its only two points of the game. It was a brilliant game and kept the crowd
of spectators in continual suspense. Coach Dralce's machine worked in splendid fashion,
gaining ground through the line, and around end in the first half, and resorting to a sharp
aerial attack in the second session.
On October tenth the celebrated Steam Rollers, otherwise known as Massillon High
School, invaded our town, followed by a contingent of loyal rooters. and won only in the
last minutes of the game by a score of I7-IO. lt seemed that Fate was called to take a
hand, but it was no dishonor to lose to a team like Massillon, especially so, when we recall
how narrowly it was won.
Our boys rested the 'following Saturday, but resumed their work on October 24,
when they emerged on the long end of a I4-0 score. ln this game we "ran away" with
our opponents, North Tonawanda. This team, prior to its game here had not been de-
feated cluring the season. lt will be admitted that our group of pigskin heroes was vastly
superior to the visitors. Although Hostettler was submerged in a sea of mud and Water,
he came through with his usual two points after a touchdown.
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When the day of October 3I dawned upon Erie, hundreds of students and eager
grown-ups awoke with one thought foremost in their minds: who would win the game?
East High had a good team but so had Academy: both sides possessed that grim fighting
spirit which is so nobly put forth in high school youths. Moreover, East's rooters seemed
to be in possession of a large portion of that confidence which points toward victory.
he game itself was a real treat, and was marked by frequent gains, losses, and penalties
which made the blood tingle in the veins of the spectators. The pinnacle of excitement
was reached when "Pat" Goodman registered a touchdown after the pigskin was blocked
by "Pete" Rumbol. This bitter 6-0 defeat has been indellibly written in our opponents
history and only time is capable of erasing it.
On November 7 we played Tonawancla on our home field and got the short end of
the score, l2-6. Tonawanda labored under the impression that our team was a group
of gridders not difficult to conquer but our fighting mein and good playing convinced them
that they were very wrong. Hubman was the sensation of the Lumberjacks. He made
two touchdowns, one from a long pass and the other by a 65-yard run, Then it was
that Academy showed she was efficient. Fuller made a 60-yard run down the mud-
soaked field, slipped like an eel between two Tonawanda tackles and crossed the line.
This was the only touchdown that was made for Academy that day.
November I4 Academy took a long and tiresome journey to Dayton, Ohio, to play
the strong State High of that city., Newspaper dope put Academy on the short end once
more, but when the smoke of the battle had cleared away Academy was found to have
come through on top, giving the opponents the small part of a l7-0 score. Academy won
that game because she was at her height physically, and because she played a school who
was ignorant of her ability. Bill Erheart was quite seriously injured and was taken to
the hospital during the course of the game.
Thanksgiving morning dawned Ubrite and fair." The shining sun transformed the
field that had been covered with snow into a sea of ice-cold mud. Both schools were
represented by rooters in vast numbers. The Red and Black, and the Gold and Blue were
bitter enemies. The Academicians and the Centralites were hostile camps.
Like most athletic meets, the game was spectacular. The bands with their stirring
marches sent thrills into the hearts of the loyal supporters of the two schools.
A perfectly-timed kick from the right foot of sorrel-'topped Hostettler in the opening
moments of the play decided the margin of victory by which Academy defeated Central
in the Stadium. We won by a score of 3-0.
It was a particularly brilliant and animated group of Academy students that left the
Stadium that evening. We were the victors: we had exhibited our strength: the cup was
So the season finished and we are proud of it. We have set a standard for good
sportsmanship and endurance for other years to follow. May teams-to-come bear in
mind that on the gridiron Academy stands for "Carry On."
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Ar the call of the '26 Basketball season Coach L. C. Drake, mentor at the Hill School,
found his material to be inexperienced, with a very hard schedule to follow.
ln the first game Academy defeated the Demolay by a score of 37-I2. The Blue and
Gold players had such a tight defense, that the Demolay failed to score during the first
The second game saw the strong Alumni bow to defeat by a score of 32-l0.
The third and fourth games Academy played in Cleveland, where she defeated
Cathedral Latin, Catholic champs of Ohio, by a score of 21-IS. The next night we lost
to the fast Lakewood champs of Ohio by a score of 29-l8.
On january I5 Academy went to Buffalo, where we met the champions of New
York State in the strong Lafayette team. We were defeated by this team by a score of
33-l7. However, on the return game, it took this mighty aggregation three overtime
periods to hand the Blue and Gold a 24-2l beating,
This was our first defeat on our home floor. Hutchinson High, also of Buffalo, came
to Erie on january 22 and proved to be the fastest team ever to meet an Academy team.
Academy showed herself to be in top form and handed the Hutchinson team an unex-
pected defeat by a score of 24-Zl.
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