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THE CN YQR 1-11
, TI-IE. OFFICIAL ANNUAL OF TI-IE STUDENT BODY
ADA I-IIGI-I SCHOOL
I Published by th
CLASS of 1915
Volume VII May, I 91 5
This Book is hereby respectfully
dedicated to H. T. 0. Blue, who by
his noble character, frank manner, and
excellent instruction has ever been to
us an inspiring teacher and friend.
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SI Jai El VZ bil
,L J li PREPARING this Annual we have endeavored
to make it a truly representative book depicting
tg alike the many phases of High School life, and to
its c Q picture the serious as well as the humorous side. It
has been our aim to display through these pages the true
spirit and tone of our High School, to picture nothing that is
unreal, but to give the plain portrayal of our High School
through the eyes of the student. We have made no attempt
at the star-tling or artificial, for it seems to us this would not
be in keeping with the purpose of this book. To our fellow-
students, to our teachers, and to our many friends we present
this our Cn Yor Hi of Nineteen Hundred Fifteen.
The Cn Yor I-Ii
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Annual Board A
Editor-in-Chief ............ ........... W ALTER V. Acm
Business Manager ......... ..................... J EDD CORBETT
Athletic Editor ........... ........... G EORGE R. BOTKIN
joke Editor ......... ........................................... F RANK E. MERCER
ln our opinion a beautiful and artistic Annual is the
crowning achievement of a class of High School students. If
properly prepared and arranged it is a treasure to every
graduate as the product of his class. Realizing these things
the members of our class have always been unanimous in their
desire for an Annual. Early in our Senior Year we began
to plan for the Book: being inexperienced hands we made
little progress, and at times our cause seemed hopeless. After
much vain struggling, gaining a dollar at a time, we at last
gained a foothold, and now present to you the fruit of our
The Annual Board extends their heartfelt thanks to those
who, by their help and suggestions have helped to make this
book possible. We are especially grateful to Brice V. Mann
who, sacrificing his own time and energy, has drawn the fine
cartoons which appear in this book. The Annual Board has
pu-t forth their utmost efforts to make this book all that an
Annual should be. Being of only mediocre ability it is prob-
able that many imperfections have crept into our work. But
we ask that our readers be lenient in their judgment, bearing
in mind that it has been in the face of -the greatest difficulties
that this book has been produced.
Little did we realize as we congregated twice a day in
the senior room that the day would come so soon when we
would cease to he members of the Ada High School, and
would pass from under its roof forever as high school pupils.
It did not occur to us during those happy days that we were
so rapidly approaching the end of our High School career,
that only a few more days and we would he launched out on
the billow-tossed sea of life, where merriment and the joys of
youth would he forgotten in facing the stern problems of our
existence, that the time was so near at hand when youthful
hopes and tendencies would be laid aside and life would be-
come a stern reality. It is to he hoped that each one has real-
ized the rapid approach of the end of his High School career,
and has applied himself diligently to the tasks assigned him.
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WiLL1AM A. STAGE, B.Sc.
Superintendent of Schools, Ada, Ohio
American History and Civics
The Seniors will long rememl'er Mr. Stage as their in-
structor of American History. He will he particularly re-
membered for several things, namely, his apparent slowness to
see his own joke, his inability -to call the students by their prop-
er names, his diminutive chin, and his exquisite grace of motion.
Mr. Stage is kind, frank, generous and exceedingly earnest,
and as an interesting and instructive teacher he is scarcely
to he surpassed. It has been a source of both pleasure and
profit to the Seniors -to have come under his influence.
MARY HICKERNELL, A.B.
Mrs. Hiclrernell came to us in our Junior year.
With her we visited the Roman forum and listened
to those mighty orations of Cicero. Then in our
Senor year, we traveled with her from Troy to
Sicily and Carthage and thence to Latium over
the same route taken by Aeneas a short time pre-
vious. Mrs. Hickernell is loved and admired by
everyone in High School. Her sweet, gentle dis-
position has been an inspiration to all her pupils.
H. T. O. BLUE, A.B.
We thought no good could come out of Kenton,
but she has furnished us with a principal who has
now guided our good Ship of State fl-ligh Schooll
through two voyages on the Sea of Education with
a masterly hand. He seems to have an inlinite
capacity for work and is the personiftcation of
Patience. Mr. Blue never attempted to drive, but
always endeavored to lead. He is frank, consid-
erate and exceedingly fair. Mr. Blue has the
highest respect and good wishes of every Senior.
RUTH SOUDER, AB.
One of the most pleasing sights for the Seniors
this year has been the exceedingly tall and familiar
Hgure of Miss Souder Heating about the Senior
room, or seated at the little table whispering con-
fidentially to Mr. Elliott. Her love for .fun and
sunny disposition has won her'many friends in
High School. Miss Souder is something less than
seven feet tall and exceedingly slender-but cheer
up, Miss Souder, for 'ieven a hair may cast its
Howann D. HARVEY
This is Mr. Harvey's lirst year in A. H. S. and
only a few of the Seniors have been in his classes.
However, as he was on the morning relief as senti-
nel in the Senior Room his shining countenance is
familiar to all of us. We will especially remem-
ber Mr. Harvey for his beautiful bushy hair. Mr.
Harvey is a well-informed and well-educated
teacher in every sense 'of the word, and is held in
the highest respect by every Senior.
FLOYD M. E1.1.1o1'r, B.Sc., Pl1.B.
Mr. Elliott has been closely associated with the
Seniors this year, which we think has been to his
sorrow. It is true, there was a little tilt occa-
sionally but Mr. Elliott was so good natured and
considerate that we all admired and respected him.
Some of the Seniors may thinlc they are lady-
fussers but hats off to Elliott. Mr. Elliott is both
a refined gentleman and a scholar and his position
on the teaching force has been a credit to A. H. S.
ALBERT F. DARtsY,i B.S., A.B.
Mathematics and Economics
Mr. Darby is completing a course in Law at
the University, and has not been regularly em-
ployed as an instructor. He has imprinted indeli-
bly on the minds of the Seniors the fundamental
laws and facts of Economics. His profound ex-
pounding of the law has been a source of the
greatest benefit to all his pupils. One Senior has
said that it is worth being in Mr. Darby's class
just to see him smile.
GOVERNOR FRANK B. WILLIS
The people of Ada are proud that their town is the home
of the man who occupies the Governor's chair, and as a High
School we are proud of our village, and proud of our fellow-
citizen who has had the highest honor in the state conferred
Mr. Willis is a gentleman of fine education, agreeable
temperament, untiring industry, and noble character, and his
example and influence should inspire us and spur us on to
greater and nobler things.
STATE OF OHIO
March I6, l9l5.
To the Senior Class of the Ada High School :-
You ask me to say a word to my good young friends who
graduate this year and it is a pleasure to respond. Commencement
period is one of the happy events of a lifetime and while I should prefer
to add to the pleasure of the occasion rather than to add to its serious-
ness with counsel, yet there is much that may he said along this line.
Education and mental equipment are not the only requisites of success.
More essential than either is application. Success comes only through
earnest endeavor. Following the line of the least resistance will result
in small reward, while persistence and tireless effort coupled with initia-
tive and self reliance will inevitably bring triumph.
Be good natured and congenial. Do your work with a will.
Another great factor is friendship. Choose friends who will be
of help, but bear in mind that friendships must be mutual. To have
good friends you must he a friend. Have confidence in your friends
and win their confidence in you. You have the power but not the right
to break down confidence your friends place in you. E
Patience is a virtue to be achieved. Do not expect all things to
come your way at once. Keep on striving and never lose hope. Look
back over your past. Recall the great number of things over which you
worried that never occurred at all.
Keep clean, mentally and otherwise, keep busy, keep posted, keep
good company and keep faith. Keep close to the teachings of your
childhood days. Some one has said "that he who keeps on good terms
with himself and his God is safe."
Very truly your friend,
GOVERNOR FRANK B. WiLLis
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FRANK EUGENE MERCER
Ada Grammar School, l9l Ig I. C. C.,
I9I3-I4g Class Treasurer, I9l3-14, Class
Here is a very rare combination of class pres-
ident, lady fusser, store clerk, acrobat, comedian,
and what not. Blessed with an abundance of
mother wit at his very linger tips, he never
wants for anything to say. He has been
known to talk for many minutes without saying
a word. The senior class could not well have
done without him as their president as he seems
to possess an inexhaustible supply of push and
GERTRUDE CLEONE MERTZ
Ada Grammar School, 1911: I. C. C.,
19125 Class Secretary, I9l I-125 l9l4-l5.
Here is the short of it. The fact that Ger-
trude is very short doesn't prevent her from mak-
ing herself heard and expressing 'her candid
opinion on any matter of great or small conse-
quence. The number of Gertrude's beaux is
seventy times seven, but like the summer rose
they came and went. Her ever present smile
and sunny disposition has made her indispensable
to the class of 'l5.
JEDD J. CORBETT
I9I2-I3-l4p Basket Ball, l9l3-I4-l5. '
Behold the radiant countenance of our Busi-
ness Manager. For three consecutive years 'he
has been the invincible center on our football
team. On one occasion, to test his hardiness,
Pudd Clum ran his auto into a hitching post
and unceremoniously threw ,ledd over into the
graveyard, but even this failed to undo him.
Jedd is one of the several comedians for which
our class is noted and his antics would do jus-
tice to any stage performer.
Grammar School, l9l lg Football,
WALTER V. AGIN
Boxwell Graduate, l9l0g New Stark High
School, I9lZg I. C. C., l9I4g Football Man-
ager, l9I4g Editor-in-Chief, Cn Yor Hi.
Keep your seats, ladies and gentlemen, for it
is no one but our Editor-in-chief. Since Agin
came into our midst he has learned many things
to his own sorrow but to other people's evident
enjoyment. During football season he became
familiarly known as "Manager Aginf' In this
capacity he succeeded in losing all the balls and
bawling things up in general. He is also noted
for his extreme bashfulness, and his very serious
tum of mind.
Boxwell Graduate, I9I0g New Stark High
Mary is quiet and unassuming, yet a friend
of all. Mary is not only educated in books, but
in travel, as she left High School one year and
traveled extensively through the West.
"Her een sae bright, 'her brow sae white,
Her temple locks as brown's a berry,
And aye they dimpl't wi' a smile,
The rosy cheeks o' bonny Mary."
F RANK CUSSANS
State Normal School, South Dakota, l9l l-
I2g Co. G, O. N. G4 Class President, l9l2-
13g Class Treasurer, l9l4-l5.
"And still we gazed and still the wonder
grew that one small head could carry all he
"Cuzzie" does more work in one day than
the ordinary person does in three. He is sim-
ply bubbling over with life and ambition and he
seems to radiate that magnetic energy wherever
he goes. He has certainly been the shining
iight of our class and if dogged ,determination
will count for anything we are safe in predict-
ing for Frank a brilliant future.
MARY OLIVE WELLS
Ada Grammar School, I9l lg Class Secre-
Mary is another of our number who is espe-
cially noted for her diminutive stature. But
when we reflect that "it is the little things in
this world that count," we feel sure that Mary
has a life of useful service before her, if noth-
ing more than to cheer and brighten the life
of some lonely old bachelor. And we truly
believe that if Providence pointed out such a
course for "Wells" she would not shrink from
RALPH B. NEISWANDER
Boxwell Graduate, 191 l 5 New Stark High
School, l9l 3.
Here modesty reigns supreme. Ralph is one
of those quiet unassuming persons who can ever
greet You with a smile. If every one attended
as strictly to their own business as does our
friend Ralph, what a grand place this old world
would be. He doesn't seem to be bothered by
that subject which is of such vital concern to
most High School boys: namely, that of
"Girls" "ln this small body is lodged a mighty
ROSA MARGUERITE BETZEL
Boxwell Graduate, l9l2.
Rosa came to us in our Senior year, so we
are ignorant as to her past history, but judging
from the present it must have been of the best.
Rosa talks little, thinks much and appreciates
a quiet good time, but we have never known
her to engage in unseemly mirth. We have
heard it whispered that she aspires to become
the wife of a great college professor, but we
can not vouch for this.
NATE J. STOBER RI-IEA HENRY Hesse FLORIDA
Boxwell Graduate, 1911 g Class Treasurer,
Nate is one of our tried and trusty farmer
boys. He evidently bases his philosophy on
the theory that he will be kept busy tending to
his own affairs without mixing in other people's.
Nate has a virtue that is not possessed by cer-
tain others of his classmates: namely, the abil-
ity to remain quiet when he has nothing to say.
Nate is a loyal friend, a conscientious, faithful
worker and a good student.
Graduate Ada Grammar School, 1911.
Notwithstanding the fact that Rhea has quite
a bit of the scales in her favor, she is one of
the fairest of the class of '15, Rhea is a great
lover of fun, and her good natured, cheery
smile makes one feel that life is worth living-
at least it seems to have had some such effect
on Ralph. Her eyes remind one of the azure
skies of summer.
Ada Grammar School, 19IIg Football,
1911-I2-I3-14: Basket Ball, 1913-14-15.
Hesse has always been a loyal member of
his class both in the school-room and on the
athletic field. On the football field Hesse was
one of the strongest and steadiest of the back-
field men. Strength, good common sense and
a pleasant disposition are three prominent fea-
tures of this husky lad. The first he acquired,
the second he inherited, and the third just seems
to be natural for him. W
GRACE MARIE LEWIS
Boxwell Graduate, 191 l.
Here is another one of our rural maids who
hits town about 8:30 every morning. We have
always found Grace ready to do her part when
any work was assigned her. She is generous to
all her associatesg quiet, when she can think of
nothing to sayg faithful, when she has some-
thing to dog and devoted, when she has some
one to love.
Ada Grammar School, I9I Ig Chairman I.
C. C. Banquet Committee, l9l4-l5.
While Bill has never been a shining light in
the scholastic line, he is a gentleman of no mean
ability. This was shown by his successful man-
agement of the I. C. C. Banquet. Will is a
born lover of nature, as he seems to be irre-
sistibly drawn toward the "Forest." He has an
ambition for earning money and when that much
desired metal comes into his possession, it is a
captive for good.
Berea Grammar School, I9I I 3 Berea High
A marvelous mixture of mirth, music and
mischief. Helen is one of the slightly elongated
members of our class. She joined us in our
junior year and has ever since taken a promi-
nent part in all activities of the class. She is
a faithful friend, a most agreeable companion,
always ready for a good time, yet withal a
perfect lady. Helen is held in the highest esteem
and friendship by all her classmates.
MARION Josi-:PH FREEMAN
Ada Grammar School, l9llg I. C. C.,
Marion has grown up among us from a wee
striving twig to a tall, straight, slender sapling.
His greatest delight is in argument, he never
sees it like the other fellow. Marion's only
weakness lies in the fact that each year he is
smitten by some captivating little freshman girl.
l-le won the hearty gratitude and approval of his
classmates this year by winning the short story
in the Inter Class Contest.
AGNES LUCILE. SMITH
Boxwell Graduate, 191 l.
Agnes comes from the country where the but-
ier-cups bloom in the meadows, and paw-paws
grow wild on the hillsides. Finding such sur-
roundings ill-fitted to develop her extraordinary
mental capacity, she decided to come to Ada
and there drink of "The Fountain of Knowl-
"Cheeks that rival the roses,
Teeth the whitest of pearls,
She is one of those country maids
Worth a score of your city girls."
Boxwell Graduate, 1910, I. C. C., l9l4-
Behold our class orator. When Paul gets
started on a theme he converses in a confidential
tone of voice that can be heard for two blocks.
l-le represented his class in the Inter-Class Con-
test in l9l4 and again in l9I5, coming out
victorious on both occasions. He will repre-
sent A. H. S. in the Northwestern Ohio Ora-
torical Contest at Bluffton on May 7. fSince
above writingj Paul won lirst place with hon-
ors and a gold medal.
THELMA AILEEN STOPHER Liar-in MCKINLEY DAVIS BEULAH M1N1oN POWELL
Oakwood Grammar School, l9l l.
It would be hard to End a person who could
feel blue in the presence of Thelmals sunny
face. They say that beauty and brains are
never bestowed upon the same person, but here
is an exception. She is a most delightful per-
son, as ladly-like as a fairy, with a voice fit to
charm the angels: and if Madam Rumor relates
truthfully has already charmed several Moth-
Ada. Grammar School, l9lIg Football,
l9l3-14, Historian, Class of I9I5.
If there is anything in a name our friend
Lehr is destined to become famous. In strength
and build he is a modern Hercules. He is one
of those persons whom we characterize as "slow
but sure." Lehr showed wonderful ability at
the position of tackle on the football field. He
will no doubt soon acquire fame and distinc-
tion when he takes up his work in the field of
Boxwell Graduate, l9l l.
Beulah is one of our sure enough heavy
weights, who, although at all times retaining
her poise and dignity, is not slow to assert her
rights. We wouldn't advise you to oppose
Beulah in any way, or there might be trouble
with the result that you would be the leading
man in a cute little funeral. Beulah is a dil-
igent student, a willing helper and a faithful
RALPH KLINGLER HELEN MARGUERITE RUSSELL VON SPELLMAN
Boxwell Graduate, l9l0g Class President,
1913-14g Co. G, 0. N. G.g Baseball, l9l2-
Poor Ralph! We are afraid the lure of
politics will be the undoing of him. He is a
born politician and can't help it. Ralph ex-
presses the utmost faith in Woodrow, and to
him William Jennings is a patron saint. No
member of A. H. S. need be surprised if he
takes up the daily paper twenty years hence
and reads in large head-lines the account of the
Honorable Ralph Klinglefs eloquent speech on
the floor of the Senate.
Ada Grammar School, l9l l.
Helen has been somewhat of a shark in her
classes. She is very much interested in muni-
tions of warfare inasmuch as she displays large
quantities of powder. Helen is jolly and
sociable, having taken a prominent part in all
social activities of the class. We understand
that her aspirations run in the direction of being
a teacher of Domestic Science.
Football, l9ll-l2-l3-l4: Basket Ball,
1913-I4-15: Baseball, l9l2-I3-I4-I5.
Von spends his time as a man of leisure and
at odd moments studies a little. He is our star
athlete. He seems to take to athletics as nat-
urally as a duck does to water. His special
abilities are not conhned to any one game, as
he seems to play each one with equal slcill.
Vonis of such a disposition that, like the tea-
kettle, he is able to whistle though in water up
to his nose.
Boxwell Graduate, 1911: Carey High
School, 1913g Vanlue High School, 1914.
Modest, studious, lady-like, and pleasant are
some synonyms for Jessie. We made our first
acquaintance with her this year. All her asso-
ciations with the members of the class have been
of the most friendly sort. She has the best
wishes of the best class that ever graduatd from
Ada High School. i
"May there ever be roses in her pathway and
may her shadow never grow less."
Boxwell Graduate, 191 1.
Carey, the sport of the Senior class, is a
strictly guaranteed article in every way. Paul
can play the piano, Paul can read Virgil, and
Paul can write notes, but most of all Paul can
wiggle, and this he persists in doing a greater
part of the time. With the amount of knowl-
edge this young gentleman has stored up during
the past four years he ought to surprise the
ANNA TALMAGE HARSHMAN
Bowell Graduate, 19114 New Stark .High
School, 191 3.
"Everybody knows me by my laugh."
Talmage has stood well in her classes and in
this way she has won the respect of students and
faculty. Like a record on a phonograph, she
doesn't make much noise until she gets started-
but then, Oh, my! She is a beautiful singer,
a good student, and a faith ful worker. We are
told she aspires to the high position of a peda-
RUTH MAME WOLFLEY
Boxwell Graduate, I9l l : New Stark High
No, dear reader, it is not a vision but only
the fair features of our friend and classmate
Ruth. Ruth is another of those who comes
from that wonderfully distinguished and far-
famecl place they call "New Stark." Ruth
possesses wonderful powers as any one will tell
you who has seen her exert her wonderful in-
fluence over Elliott in Physics class.
JULIUS E. BARDELMEIER
Antwerp Grammar School, l9l l 3 Antwerp
High School,- l9l 3g Defiance Academy, l9l 43
Basket Ball, l9l4-l5.
Be not deceived for this exquisitely fine look-
ing young gentleman is not half so innocent as
his looks would imply. We are sorry that cit-
cumstances have prevented our being more
closely associated with Julius in High School,
as his extra work at the University has kept him
away from the building most of the time. As
a member of the basket ball team he showed
unusual ability, especially when it came to
tossing the ball through the ring!
DoRo'rHA CANDACE S1NK1-:Y
Boxwell Graduate, 19114 Hartford High
School, l9l 3.
"Thou art a woman and that is saying the
best and the worst of thee." While Dorotha
has never endeavored to make herself conspicu-
ous in one way or another, she has been one
of the quiet but faithful members of the class
"Sinkey" shows marked scholastic ability, but
if we are truthfully informed she aspires to
other fields than Scholarship: namely, that of
GEORGE ROBERT BOTKIN BERT1-xA PEARL STREET Ross D. ROSENBERGER
Ada Grammar School, l9l I g Football:
Basket Ball, l9l 3-I4-15, Class Prophet,
"Boddie" is a poet and philosopher-at least
he thinks so, but strange to say, others disagree
with him. In football he acquired the distinc-
tion of being the best High School quarterback
in Ohio. He was also a howling success as a
book agent. He is the steam, the noise, and
the fun of the Senior class. He is a rare speci-
men and well worthy studying.
Ada Grammar School, l9l l.
Bertha is one of our number who although
she has never caused a great stir, has shown
herself at all times to be a perfect lady, and a
faithful student. Not what you call a social
butterfly, not a. wonderful scholar, not a greal
musician-these 'she is not. What is she? just
quiet, genuine, steady, faithful, loyal, and such
qualities as mean happiness, enjoyment, and the
consciousness of work well done. t
Stow High School, l9l4.
Ross is one of our superfluous talkers who
always has an easy How of language, with
ample words to express his thoughts and some
to spare. In the classroom he has shown him-
self to he a diligent student, an active thinker
and an unusually well informed pupil.
"He to higher fields is destined-in a grander
plane his thought,
For in Thelma Stopher his every hope is
Boxwell Graduate, l9ll: Wharton High
School, l9l 4.
Vernice's quiet unassuming manner has lrept
us all guessing. She walks about with a digni-
fied mien, and attends closely to her own affairs.
If some one had heard Vernice laughing boister-
ously it would have caused a general alarm.
However Vernice always seemed ready to make
a recitation, and perhaps her grades would
make some of ours look rather small. Yve all
join her in the earnest wishes that she will never
become a cross old maid.
RUTH SINNA TR!-:MAIN
Boxwell Graduatei 1911.
"O saw ye the lass wi' the bonnie blue 'een,
l-ler smile as the fairest that ever was seen."
Ruth is one of the silent but faithful mem-
bers of our classf' She is jolly, good naturecl,
and ever ready to do ai favor. She never made
a great amount of noise, but then we are told
that "still waters run deep."
Last Will of Class of I9l 5
' ,rv E, THE. Class of l9lff, being mentally awake,physically
it 'E F l strong and morally straight, and being desirous of settling
our worldly affairs, while we can do so satisfactorily, do
hereby make, publish, and declare this our last will and
To the forthcoming generations of men we do bequeath our
heartiest regards "with malice toward none and charity for all," leav-
ing to them our absolutely unexcelled success in all matters pertaining
to our educational development.
To the warring nations of Europe, battling for racial existence,
we will and bequeath the marvelous superfluity of powder carelessly
applied in the preservation of youth and beauty by Senior Co-eds.
To George Kelly, proprietor of the gigantic "Kelley Paper
Mill,", we hereby will and bequeath the great hordes of the papers
that greatly assisted us in passing exams.
To the Class of l9l6 we will and bequeath an enlarged copy
of the constitution of the State of Ohio, placing special stress upon
the sections relating to the prohibition of the use of firearms within
the limits of our humble villageg furthermore, we bequeath to you,
eldest sister, our elaborate abode, the witness of our educational merits.
Thus this Senior room inherited by us from our recently deceased sister,
the Class of l9l4, passes from us to you.
To the Class of l9l7 we will and bequeath: firstly, our pre-
vious ardent ambition to become Seniorsg whether or not they attain
Secondly, we give our gigantic megaphone successfully used on
the night of the Inter-Class Contest, ,l9I5.
Thirclly, to the ambitious aspirants of your class for oratorical
honors, we liberally leave the babbling vociferosity employed by the
head of our financial department in the extortion of certain funds re-
quired to defray the expenses incurred by that worthy body.
To the Class of l9lS we bequeath to you, infant sister, an
unfailing fund of that virtue, "Stick-to-it-ivenessf' which is required
to scale the lofty barriers and unsurmountable obstacles encountered
in the quest of knowledge.
Secondly, to the weak-eyed members of your class we do will
and bequeath the nine pair of plate glass "optic-blinkers" shattered by
the piercing gaze of our worthy class president, during the four long
years of his high school career.
To our honored faculty we do will and bequeath our heartfelt
congratulations, on their physical and mental endurance and patience
to tolerate the imbecility demonstrated by us during our High School
Having distributed our chattels to the best of our ability, and
hoping we have forgotten none of our close relation, we close this
document as our last will and testament on this thirteenth day of April,
l9l5, A. D., legally endorsed by the Class of I9I5.
Witnessed by Ross D. ROSENBERGER,
PAUL C. MATHEWS,
JEDD J. CORBETT.
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dainty femininity. and he t1idn't
bother to cut out the singing.
l with unlimited funds, he
off on what is popularly known
a "binge" which landed him in a
and reports began to
in from London and Paris about
It was hinted that rt little bar-
Lonflon, with whom he had
friendly be-l'm'e the wexclcling.
was weziriilg' costly jowc-ls and
famiiiarly of royalty. Also
girls in Paris sc-omvd considerably
od up, and one story has it that
-. rose in the middle of :1 cafe and
uied, "Don't worry. Lulu, this
is on the Princcssll' This oratory
was punctuated by shots as tho
young Russian tired his revolver into
Vvhat, then, of the Princess? Nvus
she with her husband? She was not.
Instead she was at home, and she
may have been reflecting on the way-
wardness of youth. Certainly she
was utterly unable to control this
wild and exuberant youngster, and
manifestly she was also unable to
get his point of view.
Victoria and her husband still ap-
pear together in public. But they
travol in separate limousines and the
''VVe-are-very-liappy'' statement of
therwedding day sec-ms very far
away. A sad Princess has learned a
new and terrible lesson. The head
which wears at ci-ov.-n may not rest
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equally diilicult headgear to put
BY MARION FREEMAN
E E WAS a bugler for a certain French infantry company.
E Jean was the only name by which he was known to any
1 one. The captain fwho was a hero in more ways than
one, having won his cross of 'the Legion of Honor in
D Moroccan warsl, had picked him up from the gutter one
night, half-starved. It was a good thing that the company adopted
him, otherwise his earthly career would have been greatly shortened.
But the company did adopt him, and he became its pet and at the
mature age of thirteen became junior bugler. He had learned the
calls from the senior, who later left the ranks and jean became junior
in place of the one who had been promoted. On his fourteenth birth-
day his comrades presented him with a silver horn.
His two special friends were the captain and the gruff old first
sergeant, Raol Lambert. Lambert was gruff at the surface, but at
heart was kind. He it was who schooled the lad in the modes of the
One day like a bolt from the blue sky the call to mobilization came.
Germany declared war and the Uhlans began their now famous march
on Paris. The regiment of which Iean's company was a unit was
near the frontier and one of the first called into active service. After
several days of marching and nights of rain the enemy was located.
The hostile force was large, consisting of a strong cavalry screen of
Uhlans and a powerful offensive force of infantry and artillery. The
right wing of the German and the corresponding wing of the French
army lay in a small forest. Jean's company was in the forest. The
whole division began to intrench when they found the enemy, although
it was nearly night and they had marched a long way. In about an
hour a shallow trench was completed. At dusk the artillery on both
sides opened fire. But this was ineffective and in a short while had
practically stopped owing to the gathering darkness.
The French made a great mistake in not placing their searchlights
immediately, for in the morning they found that the Germans had
advanced and were strongly intrenchecl within nine hundred yards.
At once a heavy rifle fire was opened up all along the French line to
cover the bringing up of the reserves for a charge.
Jean was awe stricken by this, his first battle. l-le felt a strong
impulse to run away and ducked unconsciously as the bullets whistled
past. Suddenly Lambert, near whom ,lean was lying, was struck in
the head by a fragment of shrapnel. Then, terrihed, the boy got up
and ran as fast as his legs could carry him. But a long lean arm
reached out and grabbed him. The captain ffor it was hcl slapped
Jean square across the mouth with his gloved hand and spoke two words.
With that, disdaining to look at the boy, he ran up to the trench.
He crawled into some underbush nearby and lay there, sobbing.
At noon the French charged. But the terrific countercharge of
the Uhlans bore them back to the trenches with frightful loss. There
with stern doggedness they held the enemy in check until night, that
great assuager of sorrows, closed over them with a blanket of peace.
Soon the rifle fire had entirely stopped and nothing showed that two
warring armies faced each other but the intermittent booming of the
nine centimetre guns, the arc described by a great searchlight sweeping
over the sky, or the groans of the wounded and dying. ,
At night jean crept out from the copse and sought the captain.
The ofhcer would have nothing to do with him, however, considering
him a disgrace to the company. So the lad turned and ran, not know-
ing where nor caring, only desiring to get away from the sorrowful,
accusing eyes of the captain. As he crashed through the woods, his
bugle on its long cord twisted between his legs at every step. Sud-
denly a great pair of arms opened out in front of him and he stopped
with a jerk. Looking up, he saw that the man was one of the hated
Germans. Then he tried to break loose. He bit and scratched and
kicked but the iron grip just held him tighter. Finally, out of breath,
he subsided. Then the German spoke, in good French.
"Ah, you little cat! My, how you scratched. l've captured
the first Frenchman, and he's a bugler, too." The soldier pressed a
tiny whistle to his lips. ln a moment two others came through the
undergrowth. One spoke.
"What have we here, Hans?"
"I've been lucky, Johann. I just caught this little scratch-cat.
You may see that he is a bugler and so quite a prize. You will have
to take him to the guard-house."
The newcomer picked Jean up and carried him along in spite of
his renewed kicking and scratching: but before they had gone very
far some one stepped out in front of them.
"Whom have you there?" demanded an authoritative voice.
"A little French bugler, Herr Captain."
"A bugler, eh? Well, some prize, I must say."
The men saluted and walked on. At last they came to a rude
hut with a guard before it. One of Jean's captors opened the door
and shoved him in.
"Pleasant dreams," said the German as he went out. Jean
crawled back into the corner on some straw and tried to go to sleep:
but he could not as many tales of the dreadful Uhlans had come to
his ears. So, restless, he waited the long night out.
In the meanwhile the German captain who had met Jean while
in the arms of the soldier, lit: a cigarette and through the smoke wreaths
tried' to think of some way to help his country and incidentally himself.
Presently he clapped his hands and spoke, half to himself, half to the
fog that enveloped him.
"That's the thing! What is the life of one French gamin to a
Then he turned and went to his tent. '
ln the morning the French reopened fire on the enemy. When
the battel was hottest fabout nine o'clockJ the German captain went
to the hut where jean lay, seized him roughly and pulled him aong
until they were well in the wood. They were so near the French lines
that they could hear the officers giving the commands. The German
suddenly jerked his automatic out and pressing it to Jean's head, said,
"The retreat! Blow me the French retreat or you shall die!"
Jean looked at him as if he did not understand. The officer
took out his watch fa fine gold onel and spoke again.
"Blow me the retreat and you shall have this watch."
There was a faraway look in the lad's dark eyes. He raised
the bugle to his lips. The German cried:
"There, there, that's it-what?" The heavy bullet crashed
through the boy's brain for he had blown the charge!
In the French line his old captain cried:
"Comrades, it is ,Iean's bugle. Forward along the whole line."
After a herce charge the enemy was driven back. Then in a
lull in the fighting the captain stumbled over Jean's body. Sobbing
he kneeled and pinned his own medal of the Legion on the boy's breast.
Then raising he cried in a broken voice:
"Comrades-Jean was no coward. He won the battle for us.
History of Class of l9l 5
Br LEHR M. DAv1s
CAV? l America since that time has been raised to the highest
esteem among all nations. ln l903 a certain primary
- fr fr-' teacher discovered something almost equally as great-
namely, the future famous Class of 1915. So many little tots, with
no cares of life and with little realization of their future prominence,
began their duties that year.
Time rolled onwardrbut no one realized the importance of the
fact that this class would be the far-famed Class of l9l 5.
So matters were when we entered the Educational Palace on a
gloriously bright morning of September in the year I9l l. We had
already begun to think of our prominence, and now thought we were
brilliant. But alas! Others saw differently. The class, although
I still say it was bright and talented, was green, and so we 'chose our
colors, "green and yellow"-a perfect symbol of our brilliance.
We also chose Von Spellman as the first President of that "bunch
of greeniesu as others saw us. But other people know not the ad-
vantages in being a Freshman.
This year marked the arrival of a few more students, who were
to share the honors in l9l5. As Boxwell graduates six personages
entered our midst-namely, Paul Carey, Crrace Lewis, Paul Mathews,
Beulah Powell, Agnes Smith and Nate Stober.
' 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered America, a land
5 of much -promise-for wealth and ' a battle ground
All the aforenamed were welcomed with pride, for we knew they
would not seek admittance if they were not worthy.A This year also
brought to us Thelma Stopher from Oakwood. She is one who can
always be depended upon.
This year we were represented well in football for we sent three
good men to the squad-Botkins, Florida and Spellman. This year
aso brought to view a class basket ball team which has since made
many fine records.
Our teachers this year were Mr. Brown, who gently reminded
us several times fwith his happy smilej of Crooksville and the natural
phenomena surrounding that place: Mr. Hill, under whose stern guid-
ance and efficient leadership we were almost not worthy to beg kind
Miss Beiler, who gently poured out the Essentials in Latin upon our
benumbed senses, and gentle Miss Galbreath, ever and anon persistently
endeavoring to get us to spell our words correctly or to construct a
In January we were reminded that the Inter-Cass Contest was
not far off, and that we should begin preparation for it. Accordingly
we met in a distinguished assemblage and decided that our talented
class should be represented by Irene Wilson, recitation, and Gertrude
lVlertz, short story. They immediately began to prepare for the fatal
The evening of the contest came and a great flock of Freshies
thronged the High School Hall at an early hour, to await defeat or
glorious victory. One spectacular scene was the southwest window
decorated gorgeously with latticedgreen and yellow crepe paper. How
it attracted the attention of the upper-classmenli ' V 1
The program began and was carried out.-in saeprofound manner.
The judges' report came last on the program and 'afterward--ah!
yes, afterward-"sed quid ego haec antem nequiguem ingrata revolvo?"
Now comes our 'second year. We were Sophomores. Oh!
how we had aspired to become such. Now we were able to look
down upon under-classmen we had crossed the opponent's forty-yard
line and were getting in shape to make an end run.
This year we as a class became acquainted with Bertha Street,
Ross Rosenberger, Frank Cussans, Homer Vanica and Dortha Sinkey.
But as sorrow follows gladness we found to the extreme disappointment
of all that Miss Galbreath had withdrawn -her lovely face from the
corps of teachers. She' was replaced by one whom we at first thought
was the ghost of Abraham Lincolng but afterwards discovered it was
the tall lengthy frame of V. T. Sheets. Another face was added
alsog that of Mr. Hinkle, who was always liked by everyone, and
his kind and efficient teaching thrilled the class with that indescribable
power which made each one wish to always be present in his classes.
This year we were well represented on the gridiron, for we sent
four members to the squad-the three of the previous year with the
addition of Corbett. Our-cass began to shine in athletics and some
people began to think that was all the way it did shine. But when
the Inter-Class Contest came again they soon changed their minds.
This year the classvgelected the newcomer, Frank Cussans, as
President of the class. 'When it came time to think about the Inter-
Class Contest, we began to look around for clebaters and finally after
long deliberation we selected Frank Mercer and Homer Vanica. Irene
Wilson again represented us with a recitation. Being rather more
experienced we were much more successful in our decorations and not
only that, for we tied for the recitation, losing the debate to the Juniors.
All our contestants did splendiclly and their best and we appreciated
their work very much., i
Now we were prepared to enter the Junior year. We were
Juniors at last. Now we belonged to that organization to which we
had fwhen Freshmenl looked up to with awe and suspense. Now
we could look back and see our foolishness and greenness.
This year we missed the happy smile of Mr. Brown and the
stern countenance of Mr. Hill, also in a few weeks' time we lost the
kind and gentle Miss Beiler, who was replaced by many until finally
Mrs. Hickernell consented to take permanent charge of the Latin de-
partment. Mr. Brown was succeeded by Mr. Stage, 'a veryi com-
petent gentleman, to serve as superintendent. Mr. Blue took Mr.
Hill's place as principal, and we soon found him to be the very best
kind of a teacher and principal. Mr. Sheets and Mr. Hinkle were
still with us. , .
This year was the banner year. for the admittance of new stu-
dents, for our class took up the cases of the New Stark graduates.
This delegation was made up by Walter Agin, Mary Blosser, Talmage
Harshman, Ralph Neiswander, and Ruth Woliley. These, together
with Helen McCreery. Harry McElroy and Ralph Klingler, com-
prised the addition to the class.
We now began our year's work by -electing Ralph Klingler
President. He served us faithfully to the end.
Again we furnished a great number to the football squad. Almost
half the team was made up of Juniors. The same four who had
served the year before again offered their services. We also found
our help greatly appreciated for .Iecld Corbett was unanimously elected
captain of the eleven.
The greatest event in this year of our school life was the Inter-
Class Contest for the most ecitement was created over this than any
other thing. As the class's representatives in the debate we elected
Frank Mercer and Walter Agin and for the oration, Paul Mathews
received the honor. The contestants went to work with a vim and
vigor that surprised us all, and justly were they rewarded for their
persistent efforts and sleepless nights, for when the judges' report was
announced we were raised to such a high standard that we even looked
down upon the Seniors and we had just cause to do so for we had
defeated them in the oration and defeated the Sophomores in the
debate and made the highest average of any class. Did I not tell
you the same some time previous-that this class of 1915 was bright
and talented? '
When May came and the grade cards were .passed out, Ol
What joy filled those faces. Darkness and sorrow found no home
there. We had almost attained the goal. We had become Seniors,
an honor to which we had aspired for the three previous years.
Through the summer every one was wondering if we would have an
annual, who would edit the annual, who would be president of the
class, and who would be this and who would be that. Time told, for
after school had begun and we had become settled we elected Frank
Mercer, our last president, and- Walter Agin as editor of the annual.
Now we had reached the highest department in the building.
Others looked up to us as an example. We shouldered the responsi-
bility and trudged onward. Now we began to realize that this was
our last year together. We began to think of the trials and tribula-
tions we would encounter in life's pathway. Then it was that we
understood why the Senior is much more dignified than other classmen.
Rosa Betzel, Vernice Kimmerly and Julius Bardelmeir com-
prised the addition to the class this year. Our new teachers were Mr.
Elliott, Mr. Harvey and Mr. Darby, while we lost- Mr. Sheets and
Mr. Hinkle. i . -
In January' we. elected our contestants for the Inter-Class Con-
test. Paul Mathews was unanimously elected as our orator, and
Marion Freeman was chosen to represent us with a short story. They
immediately began their work of preparationi
Nights of endless worry and days of eternal toil haunted them
persistently. Peace was not with them until the night of the contest,
when Freeman with a story not to be equaled and'lVlathews with an
oration which was a masterpiece in itself, not to mention the matchless
eloquence with which he delivered it, won a victory which will go
down in the history of the Inter-Class Contests as one of the greatest
in importance and thus constituting the second great victory in oiir
High School career. -
And now as we put our shoulder to the'wheel of life and push
we find things come .as older folks have told us-that life is not all
made up of laurels. '
Thus it ends and I sincerely hope that we may all be happy and
prosperous in our future life, and that thishistory may be the source
of much enjoyment to my classmates in after years. ,,
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BY GEORGE ROBERT BOTKIN
i Oh sweet summer day,
So beautiful, so gay,
If I were your equal in beauty
I'd ne'er fail to do my dutyg
And make myself a man,
As I do wish to beg
But I'll do the best I can
To dream this prophecy.
S I AIWOKE., I caught a glimpse of sunlight through the
iii battering lids of my eyes. I raised my body from the
rest gotten through the warm night, but still remaining in
a sitting posture on the ground with coat in my lap, I
--W - 4 rubbed my eyes, then stretched with my arms extending
their full length from my shoulder, and over my head in a lazy sort
of a wayg but nevertheless the desired effects were accomplished.
Now, feeling myself ready for breakfast, I proceeded to unrap-
my light lunch which consisted of two large pieces of bread, spread
with a thin layer of butter. This is my breakfast, all that I have in
the world, with the exception of these old ragged clothes, hat with
more space in holes than felt, but which furnishes good ventilation:
and shoes that possess peep-holes for my toes. And still I consider
myself lucky because I have a little spark of life remaining in my body.
"It kinda looks as tho' the Lord has some respect and love for
me or I would have crossed the bar long ago. Here I am, nothing
but a bum, a tramp, come from somewhere but going to no place in
"When I was younger, I was on the road to some goal, and I
guess I've reached it. Yet I did not realize this future then,-but I
am all alone in this world,-just guess I'll travel on."
As the shades of eve were falling, I plodded on Westward across
the great prairie-like plain of South Dakota, nearly thirty miles distant
from the beautiful spot left that morning: I was growing very tired
when I saw just ahead of me a fine lay of grass, that was richly colored
with a hue of deep green. This spot looked inviting to my weary
bones, and with coat under my ami, increasing my stride I reached
this fertile spot of the universe.
"I can surely have a peaceful rest here tonight, if the stars will
only shine down upon me. This is an ideal place and the day has
been a beautiful one, hence the evening ought to bless me with kind-
As the last ray of the sun casts its light in the blue of the horizon
on this beautiful August day, I lay down on the soft grass, in the still
warm air, with my coat doubled over a stone, my head resting upon
it, I fell asleep, with the twinkling stars my only admirers watching
over me. I soon clozed into a deep slumber and was lost to the world
of the living beings.
Ah! again I fmd a feeling of mental consolation creeping into
my brain, sort of an itching feeling, then a great light beams out from
the heavensg a ladder is being formed-Ah! the angels are descend-
ing-the ladder has finally reached the ground to where I am lying:
the host of angels coming down to meet me.
How strange-why is this? What am I to do? It's a beauti
ful sight, yet fear seems to rule my body. I am quite nervous, but I
must fear nothing and arise to greet the angels, hundreds of them-
as far as I can see. Gee! Heaven must be a glorious placeg I
wonder if the Lord will forgive me of my wrong-doing in the past, I'd
like to go there.
By the time all this passed through my brain, the angel in the
lead of the rest reached out her arms to meet me, and I immediately
accepted her offer to take me to heaven.
But how can I get to heaven? What good have I ever done
on earth? The Lord surely hasn't sent for me? But I'll go-dear
angelg no, I'll not refuse. I'm no account to this world, so I might
as well go to heaven while I have the chance. No, I won't argue,
I'l go. Come on, and I grabbing her by the arm, started up the golden
stairs toward heaven.
' We climbed up the broad stairs between two rows of beautiful
angels who were smiling and singing praises unto the Lordg which
made me feel that He was the greatest character and ruler that any
man could see. And here am I, a tramp, an outcst in the world.
to have the greatest honor of all,--that of being inheaven with the
As we reached the gates of heaven, they were flung wide open,
and St. Peter with his golden staff in hand, greeted me with a low
bow and with one of those beautiful heavenly smiles, said, "Welcome
to our home, but just a minute until we change your garments and
give you a pair of wings. We want you for an angel for several
reasons: first, because you have such a beautiful voice."
Yes, that's right, St. Peter, I have."
"Second, because you're just the right size."
"Yes, that's true, St. Peter, I weigh two hundred pounds."
"Third, because we figure that since you were such a bright lad
in High School you will surely make a brilliant angel."
"Yes, I was at the head of my class, St. Peter."
"Fourth, and last, because we need you to bring your old school-
mates up to heaven fwhen they dielg that's all you have to do."
"Well, St. Peter, I'll promise you that I won't have a thing
'Ohl by the way, St. Peter, I would like to walk over the
heavens to see where all my old schoolmates areg I've lost trace of
By this time I had changed garments and with my wings fastened
on to my shoulders, I felt as though I was something.
"Well, come on," said St. Peter, and grasping my hand he led
me down the glass pavement through the throng of angels who were
all noticing me, or at least I felt as though they were, because I was
a new angel. I was somewhat surprised when I looked through this
glass pavement that it greatly magnified the earth and I could plainly
see some familiar places in the Eastern part of South Dakota over
which I had just traveled.
We passed on over Iowa until we reached Des Moines, where I
saw my old schoolmate of the Class of l9l5-Paul Mathews-
yes, it was Paul not only posing, but really was a prominent judge
and orator of the times. St. Peter says that Paul is visiting the city
of Des Moines, but lives in Chicago. "He has a fine wife: she's at
home: let's go over because she also is a member of your old class."
'Tm quite anxious to see who she is, St. Peter: let's hurry over
to Chicago. Well, what do you know about that! Mary Blosser!
But I always thought Paul would win her heart and hand."
"St, Peter, isn't that Talmage I-Iarshman visiting Mrs. Mathews?
Why, it is as sure as the Heavens are paved with glass. You say
she is an old maid school teacher That's just what I thought she
It was night time clown on earth and darkness prevailed, but we
walked over to the largest theater of Chicago where I saw with sur-
prise Mme. Dorothy Sinkey with a large attentive audience before her,
being charmed by the beautiful voice which had given Dorothy the
honor of being the world's greatest soprano.
We then left Chicago and traveled all the way to Ohio above
the Pennsylvania R. R. until we reached Lima, when to my surprise
I saw another old maid from our class, but not a school teacherg in-
stead il was the cashier at the Boston store, this was Gertrude Mertz.
From Lima we turned our course toward Bluffton. When we
reached that place, I watched with a little envy one of my old friends
courting a Bluffton girl, Hesse Florida, who is a prominent merchant
tailor over in my old home town.
Again we changed our course--traveled south four, then east
three miles and here I saw a familiar face, that of Nate Stober, who
was washing his hands, getting ready for dinner. I was astonished
to recognize his wife as an old schoolmate, Grace Lewis. They
seemed to be happy, on their big farm.
From here we traveled on over to Ada. When I reached the
town, the old High School building seemed familiar and in the third
grade I saw Bertha Street, teaching the pupils some of the things she
had learned inside those walls. Over in the fifth grade I saw Vernice
Kemmerly as an instructor: both she and Bertha were successful
teachers. , ,
We then walked above Main Street to the Methodist church,
then turned one block east where I gazed down upon a magnificent
house. In this residence I saw a lady beautifully gowned, sitting
before the fireplace. "Well, well, St. Peter, there is Helen McCreeryg
you say she is married? Who could her husband be? He is a
grocer? Sure, we will walk over to his store, I want to see him."
We arrived at the old stand of Povenmire. As I stooped over
to see through the glass pavement, I saw Frank Mercer--sure enough.
'You know, St. Peter, I always thought Frank would turn back to
his first love: I just felt it in my bones that he would marry Helen.
How strange, it came true."
Just across the street, in the old Murray Block, I see Helen
Russell and Ruth Tremain as partners, being proprietresses of a beauty
parlor. "Did you know, St. Peter, that they can manufacture beau-
tiful complexions on earth? It's true, they can."
We walked on over to the Spellman home, where we saw seated
at the dinner table, Von, who had come home to rest up. "Did you
say, St. Peter, that he is a reformed baseball player, an evangelist
as Billy Sunday was? Is that right? I noticed he just asked the
blessing. Well, I'm glad to hear that, but it's news to me. But
yet there's a great many changes in the past twenty years."
There goes Agnes Smith by in an automobile. "Did she ever
get married, St. Peter? She didn't? So she's a rich old maid, owns
hve large farms? Well, good for her: she'll be able to catch a hus-
"Look, St. Peter, there goes Julius Bardelmeier, flying over town
in an aeroplane. There is another. What does that mean? Lehr
Davis and Walter Agin in a biplane. You say Walter and Julius
are in government service? Well, that means they can fly high. And
Lehr Davis a great historian? just what I expected, St. Peter."
We walked on over Ohio above Pennsylvania. In the con-
servatory of music in the University of Pittsburg I saw through the
pavement as an instructor Miss Mary Wells.
Then walking over Pennsylvania into New York, near Rochester,
I noticed Ruth Wolfley and Rosa Betzel, both married to dairy
farmers, their husbands being in partnership.
As we walked over New York City, I was very much astonished
to see how much the town had grown. "This is the place that they
have roof gardens. I never could see how they were able to raise
vegetables on the roof. Oh yes, there is one now: I see Paul Carey
is proprietor. I didn't hardly know him: he is so fat."
On over Wall Street. "Well, there is Jedd Corbett, a banker.
What do you know about that, St. Peter. But I thought he would
"And there goes Marion Freeman. You say he is editor of
tlhe New York Times and a great author? Well, I'm glad to hear
t at." -
As we walked over the residence section of the city, I got down
on my knees to make sure that my eyes were not deceived. "Ralph
Klingler-and he owns a large publishing house, did you say, St.
Peter? I thought he would some day and also believed he would
marry Rhea Henry--there she is-and laughing too."
From New York we waked over New Iersey and Maryland
to Washington, D. C. ln the House of Representatives I see Ralph
Neiswander, as sure as l'm in Heaven, and just across the room is
Beulah Powell, another representative. "l..et's walk over to the
Senate, St. Peter. Who is that dignified gentleman sitting there in
the Senate? Why, it is Will Wollam! a Senator from Ohio, sure
"And there is Ross Rosenberger, Vice President of the United
States. Married? Who did he marry, St. Peter? Why, I might
have known he would have tied up with Thelma Stoph-er."
We then walked out over the oceang I saw a large steamer going
toward New York from the southeast. As it passed under us I saw
Jessie King, who was just returning to America from India, where
she had been performing the duty of a missionary.
We walked on above the ocean and turned our course slightly
north. The icebergs made me shiver as I looked down upon them.
"Did you say there was a wreck over yonder? I see the life boats
filled with women. Who's that afloat on a life preserver? It's
Frank Cussans, my old schoolmate, and the one who deserves more
credit than any of our old class, adrift in the cold sea. So he has
become a great chemist and is known all over the world? Well, St.
Peter, I'm glad to hear thatg I knew he would be known sometimes
and recognized by all men as being of some great good. You say he
won the Nobel prize last year for Chemical discoveries? Oh! I
beieve he is losing hold on that preserver-he's sinking, St. Peter!
Did you say go down and bring him to Heaven? All right--I will
open the door here, then fly down to him. I'm nearly to the water
nowg I'll go down to the bottom and then return with him."
'BOOR-r-r-r-r-I'm lying right in a puddle of water and the
rain is pouring. I never thought it would rain tonight." I jumped
up from my damp bed, plunging through the blinding rain and the
intense darkness looking for shelter, but none was to be found.
But I being a tramp must not envy nature in her little tricks.
,fr Wren I
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Launched, But Whither Bound
ORAT1oN, BY PAUL MATHEWS
F I, HE great procession of mankind in its unnumbered millions
-- is ever sweeping across the narrow stage of life, issuing,
1 from a darkness in which they are not, and passing into a
'darkness in which they are no more seen. We watch that
'es ' " procession as it winds through the long centuries of history,
and we note its most striking figures. Some are Kings, who built
pyramids, and some are Poets, "with their garlands and swinging
robes about them," some are great Discoverers, who enlarged the
powers of man over the forces of natureg some are great Philosophers,
who widened the limits of human thought. But it is not of such as
these that the great procession is composed. Vast masses of it consist
of a nameless throng-the poor, the ordinary, the average, the undis-
tinguishedg men whose little lives gleamed for a moment out of the
eternities and then disappearedg men who lie in earth's millions of
nameless graves-the meaning and even the bare fact of their existence
is much obliterated from all human history and from every human
memory as thought it had been a speck of foam on the immeasurable
sea: men who had launched, but were not victors of their course, but
victims of the current, who were bound to destruction, not because
of purpose to fail, but from a lack of purpose to succeed.
Yes,-launched, but whither bound? What, I ask, will be the
final anchorage of those who live only to gratify the mean and sensual
egotism of a hungry, shivering self: of all whose lifelong example is
deepening man's feverish thirst for gold: of all those who have heaped
for themselves riches as for a day of slaughter by oppression, robbery,
or wrong: of all those who by the unlawful indulgence of their lowest
passions have contributed to poison the lifeblood of mankindg of all
whose words or writings have infected the stream of life with the
leprous distilment of polluted thoughtsg of all who have helped to
degrade life from its sweet and serious sanctity into vulgarism and
frivolityg of all who have flourished by the causes of human misery
and ruin, of all the idle cumberers of the ground whose root has been
as rottenness and their blossom gone up as dust-I again ask, what
will be their destination? They were launched at one time by some
one, on the sea of life, but whither are they drifting? The world
may give them fortunes or loud applause, but for the eyes of God the
thistles of human loftiness have no elevation, and molehills cast no
But, oh, with what unspeakable relief do we turn from those
bound for darkness, to individuals and nations who are bound in the
right direction. In them is the healing of the world.
History is brilliant with examples. But why should we go to
foreign lands for illustrations when our own country is rich in proofs?
just think of it! When on the fourth day of July, l776, thirteen
states declared their independence, a new country was launched upon
the world. The colonists hoped for the best, but would they their
hopes realize? What was to be the future of this country? Was it
to fulfill its mission or its destiny? No wonder that many a man and
ftmany a woman asked themselves, "Launched, but whither bound?"
Perhaps we can answer that question, at least better than the colonists,
whose country had no past. .
We are charged, I know, with being given to boasting but this
reproach must not deter me from speaking of the course the ship of
state has followed. Two hundred years have hardly passed over us
and we have redeemed from a savage wildness a realm with which
European 'countries are dwarfed into provinces, and through every
period of our history we have been pressing forward to an equality
of rights and a freedom of institutions nowhere else known in the past
or present times. The deliberate construction of a policy in which
the idea of liberty is realized to a degree not dreamed of in other
countries, is one of the grandest achievements of our history. Other
governments, the creatures of chance and obstructed by the abuses of
barbarous times, bear no such testimony to the energy and elevation
of the public mind. Through this clear, bright, practical develop-
ment of -the principle of liberty, the United States, an infant country,
growing up in a distant country has moved and quickened the civilized
world. This country has been launched by Providence for a two-
fold work, to spread civilization over a new continent, and to give a
new impulse to the cause of human rights and freedom. A higher
destiny has been granted to no people, and with all our imperfections
we have accomplished our task with a force of thought and will un-
surpassed in human history. In the progress of temperance, education,
and religious sensibility in our land is there no impulse among us to
fulfill the destiny the Father of Lights laid out for us?
But American institutions like everything else have in themselves
the seed of death if they are not properly exercised. When this great
body of our citizens becomes afHicted with paralysis it is the easiest
thing in the world for the strong and resourceful "boss" by careful
selection of his precinct committeemen-and other local workers all
over his state to seize power-legislative, executive and even judicial.
Where this has been successful the Republic no longer endures, the
people no longer rule, an oligarchy rules in the name of the people.
Where this is true the people deserve their fate. And so, young man,
get right into the "mix of things."
if you do not expect this fate to overcome the entire country, you must
Mark, I am speaking to you, young man, about to be launched
upon a life of activity and strife, I am speaking to you, my friend,
perhaps still doubtful about your career. I am addressing you, young
man, about to leave the schools and embark upon life's ocean.
Soon our schools will launch thousands of them, whither are they
If I close my eyes before my mental vision countless legions of
stalwart youths pass in review, I see that multitude coming from our
high schools, colleges and universities, and thronging the busy streets
and villages throughout the land. Within a brief time they will be-
come busy and important actors upon the stage of life. Ch, that
each of them could clearly see his destination, that each of them would
be bound for a haven of safety, contributing in a greater or less degree
to aid in improving, extending, and perpetuating the civil, religious
and literary privileges which we enjoy.
Oh, my young friends, what more would we have if but through
a deep valley of humiliation there still lies a path to the summit. We
say that we are bound for a noble port. Let us then set our affec-
tions upon things above, not on things on the earth, for you see a life
thiat is proud of earth would treat it as the dust under their feet. A
life spent at the clerk's desk, a life spent in the narrow shops, a life
spent in the open field, a life spent in the laborer's hut may yet be a
life so ennobled with Cod's loving mercy that for the sake of it a
King might gladly yield his crown.
HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
Friday, March l9th, 7 P. M.
Chorus ....... .................... ........... S E NLoR GIRLS
Invocation ................................ ....... R Ev. BARDELMEIER
Piano Solo, Song of Gladness ........,,.,..,.,.,.,,,,,.......,. DOROTHY AMES
Debate-Resolved, That il is to the best interests of the Unitecl States
Government to maintain a low rather than a high tariff.
Aflirm .......... SCOTT MCCAFFERTY, RALPH WILLIAMS, Sophomores
Violin Overture, Henry Parker ............................ LOUELLA PHILLIPS
Deny. ....................... ....... M ERLE MERTZ, WARREN STORER, Juniors
Vocal Solo-Rose, R. E. Pagliara ...................... LUCILLE ANSPACH
Original Story ................. .,.......,.. KA THERINE SPELLMAN, Freshman
Original Story ........................................ MARION FREEMAN, Senior
Piano Solo-By the Mountain Spring, Carl Bohn KHIVA HARVEY
Oration ....... ,..............., E. LI MAIN, Junior
Oration ........................,,...,.,.... ........ P AUL MATHEWS, Senior
Vocal Solo-Love's Tomorrow ....... ......... G ERTRUDE TRESIZE
Violin Obligato ..,................ . .... ....,.....,.,....... L OWELL SNYDER
Reading ............ .. .......... LOIS MATHEWS, Freshman
Reading .......,. - .........,........,... PAULINE EDWARDS, Sophomore
DECISION OF JUDGES
Trio-Overture, "Lust Spielf' .................................. V on Keler Bald
GERTRUIJE MERTZ, MARY WELLS, RHEA HENRY
Vocal Solo, "Who'Knows?" ............. . ............................ Ernest Ball
Violin Obligato ,....... ....................... ......... M R . SILVERSTEIN
BOTTOM ROW--PAUL MATHEWS, Senior orationg
MERLE MERTZ, junior debaterg RALPH WIL-
LIAMS, Sophomore debaterg ScoTT MCCAFF-
ERTY, Sophomore debater.
MIDDLE Row-PAULINE EDWARDS, Sophomore read-
ing: KATHERINE SPEI.I.IvIAN, Freshman short
storyg LOIS MATHEWS, Freshman reading.
TOP ROW-WARREN STORER, Junior debaterg MA-
RION FREEMAN, Senior short storyg ELI MAIN.
LIMA, O1-uo, April IZ, l9l5.
Members of the Class of 1915:-
DEAR FRIENDS:-It seems but a short time since we
entered Ada High School together inrseptember, l9l l. It
is indeed a pleasure to recall those days that passed away
only too quickly and to congratulate you upon your gradu-
My acquaintance with you during your Freshman, Soph-
omore and early part of your Junior year was most pleasant.
I distinctly remember that the attitude of your class toward
its new work that first day was of the same earnest character
as of the rest of the High School. Each year brought us
work and its pleasures-pleasures, yes-we at once think
of the funny experiences in preparation for our first Inter-
Class Contest. But, "experience is a great teacher," and
your class could soon prove what it was capable of doing, both
in artistic and mental ability at Contest time.
I prize the association I have had with you and I am
now pleased with your splendid Senior class. Your work
that was done willingly and cheerfully was always commend-
able. Let me thank you now for your courtesy and kindness.
In entering upon your new work, have an ambition and
determination to succeed, always keeping before you only the
With heartiest congratulations, I remain,
A ET1-nil. E. BEILER.
History, Class of 'I6
By GLADYS Bnssuza
3' HE beginning of the school year, September, l9l2, marks
it the date of an important event in the history of Ada High
iw School. The present Junior Class joined the mighty throng
'zffitff' of strugglers along the flower path of knowledge! For
l u - as -y
3 some of the new freshies it was hard to find the class
rooms, but after drifting about for a week, attending wrong classes,
missing the right ones and numerous other incidents, the Freshman class
finally became established and began its course.
The inter-class contest which might rightly be termed the "event
of the season," was not entirely successful this year. We lost the short
story and tied in the recitation, but on the whole the contest was real
exciting. Our teachers this year, Mr. Brown, Mr. Hill, Miss Beiler,
Mr. Sheets and Mr. Hinkle seemingly approved of our work, for at the
end of the term they signed up our promotion cards and we were no
longer Freshmen but Sophomores! ' I
This year brought some changes in our faculty. With Mr. Stage
as superintendent and Mr. Blue as principal we started in on our new
term. Other members of the faculty were, Mr. Sheets, Mr. Hinkle,
Mrs. Hickernell and Miss Souder.
The enthusiastic class spiri-t shown this year made our Inter-Class
contest an exciting and enjoyable event, although it did not result en-
tirely in our favor. We lost the debate and won the recitation.. This
year passed quickly and at last we realized that we were juniors!
To write the history of our present is somewhat difficult, not be-
cause nothing of importance has happened this year, but because it is
rather hard to write about something to which a definite conclusion
cannot be givena So far in our High School career we have tried to act
in a manner becoming to the class and to be a credit to our school.
Our present teachers are Mr. Stage, Mr. Blue, Mrs. Hiclcernell, Miss
Souder, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Elliott and Mr. Darby. We are hardly in a
position to express our opinions of them until the end of the last
During our three years in High School we are glad to know that
our class was always well represented in athletics, and as we are all
aware of what our school is able to do along this line we are glad to
know that our class did not shirk.
Now in our advanced years of high school life' we hope that we
have benefited others as well as ourselves, and that at our graduation
next year our l9l6 star will shine out brightly among the other stars
of the Ada High crown.
The contest has occurred since the history was written, and as it
would not be well to omit anything so important, we will just add a
As Juniors we were supposed to represent our class in the oration
and debate. We won the debate and made a close run on the oration.
The contest was well supplied with class spirit which bubbled over quite
frequently during the contest, but at the banquet which followed, class
distinction was done away with and a general good humor prevailed.
Elmer Hammer ,
unior Class Roll
By Tom CUNNINGHAM
Chet ffalling over l..ong's feet, creating a great noisel.
Miss Souder-What do you think this is, a circus?
Hawey-What is meant by sidereal time?
Newt--Time in Siberia. g
Dunk-Csignalling to Willie across the rooml.
Elliot-Paul, this is no bugle corps.
Miss Souder-What do you think of Sir Roger?
Carl H.-He was a good sport.
Reminiscent Faye-After all, Clutter was the best friend I ever
YOU'LL KNOW 'EM
Blue-"That's the psychology of it!"
Harvey-"Cit the idee !"
jake and her frat pin.
Bennet without a bunch of hooks.
. Spots has a. boil. fBoyleJ
i SLOW. CRATHERJ
Dayle Spar as a witness in a damage suit against a Railroad.
,ludge--Now let's hear your side of the case.
Dayle-Well, your Honor, we were walking along the railroad.
I was on one -track, Ferris on the other. A train coming on my track
whistled and I got off. A train on Ferris' track whistled but on
account of the train passing on my track I didn't see Ferris get off.
Then I looked for Chet but didn't see him. I walked on a little piece
and saw Chet's hat lying on the ground. A little farther, I saw his
arm: and a little farther his head and I said to myself, "My Cawd,
sumpin must have happened to Chet." And that's all I know about it,
Your Honor. I
I went to the big Kenton Fair,
I saw Blue and Anna there.
Said she to Herbert "Where shall we go?"
"To the merry-go-round and the big side show."
Esther Mac to Thelma Stopher, "You know Thelma, I shall never
Marian Franklin talking to F aye Moore-"I didn't know Frank
Mercer's mouth was so big, but I like him just the same."
What is so rare is a day in June-Maurice Elder with a girl.
The great ornithologist, Harriet Smith, has just added to her
already extensive collection, a rare specimen of the heron family.
LATE BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Clum's hackline to Bluffton. ,
Ralph Williams has taken over lwalf interest in the U. 6: U. cigar
factory. Muscle Wollam serves as night clerk fespecially Saturday
and Sundayj at Phillip's Inn at Forest Ohio, having purchased an
interest in the same.
f M' -1
History, Class of 'l 7 y
' By RUTH SNYDER
N A bright September morning in, 1913 the doors of the
Qi il Ada High School-opened to admit a group of forty-seven
timid freshmen. With looks of awe we wandered from
the assembly room to the different class rooms, painfully
l3'549l'?fit conscious of the fact that we were only miserable, lonely
little Freshmen. We looked up to the big Seniors with the feeling of
reverence, for all the Seniors knew just when and where to find their
classes and often would direct us when we got confused.
Th first few weeks of those unaccustomed studies seemed very dif-
ficult for us but soon the difficulties seemed to grow lighter and the
tasks easier and all the bashfulness disappeared. The teachers seemed
to possess kind personalities and our minds were no longer mere machines.
New friends made the hours pass quickly and soon we felt as much at
home as the Seniors.
The other classes began to' realize that the boys and girls who
would make the "class of l9l 7" were not any greener or more bashful
than they themselves had been. They began to sit up and take notice
of us, to seek our advice and follow our plans.
Now that same bunch of students forms the noted "Class of
l9l7." We, the members of that illustrious class had not yet dis-
covered ourselves on that September morning in 1913.
Soon the football season came and our class sent two strong players
to the team. The team made the best record ever that season. Our
two men did some fast and skillful playing that helped greatly. One
of the fastest players in the basket ball team was a freshman boy.
Our class elected Scott lVlcCafferty, class president: Marian
Franklin, vice president: Dorothy Hayden, Secretary and Harold Har-
mon, treasurer.. Days and weeks flew like minutes and soon February
had come and the Freshman class would be represented by a reading
and a short story in the Inter-Class contest in March. So Marian
Franklin was chosen for the reading to compete with Blodwyn Jones,
a Sophomore and Ruth Snyder for the short story to 'compete with Ethel
Warren, a Senior. Both of our opponents were noted for much talent
so the enthusiasm of our class ran high.
Finally the long-planned-for night came and the auditorium was
crowded with enthusiastic pupils and their no less enthusiastic friends.
The freshman window was decorated in blue and gold, our class colors,
and a large electric sign reading "Freshmen" All the members of the
program acquitted themselves admirably. The contest was very close.
We were very proud of our reader who gave her selection in a pleasing
manner, only losing to the Sophomores 'by a small margin. The Fresh-
men were wild with joy when it was announced that they had won the
short story against such a formidable opponent as the Seniors. We all
thoroughly enjoyed the banquet that followed.
Time sped swiftly on and one afternoon in May, Mr. Blue
handed out the grade cards and we were Sophomores! When we
retumed to school the following September we found another bunch
of boys and girls who are now the "Freshies." Our class is composed
of forty-two members this year who have been doing very effective
work in the classroom. The Sophomores believe that variety is the
spice of life, so at one of our class meetings we changed our class colors
to red and green.
We contributed four men to the football team, whose work was
highly praised. There was one Sophomore, on the boys' basket ball
teamg also one on the girls' basket ball team.
For our contestants in the Inter-Class contest we have chosen
Pauline Edwards for the reading and Scott McCafferty and Ralph
Williams for the debate. We are all boosting our contestants and
hoping that they may be victorious. A
Since the above writing we won a victory in the Inter-Class con-
test by defeating the Freshmen in the reading. For two days before
the contest, three Sophomore flags waved over the High School Building.
President iResignedl .......
Rocca DUNLAP Treasurer ..,, ........ H AROLD HARMON
SCOTT MCCAFFERTY Secretary ......... .......... R UTH SNYDER
F rank Ferris
Ralph C. Williams
SOPHOMORE FOLLIES ,
By ScoTT B. MCCAFFERTY
A face wreathed in smiles is better Than a mansion wreathed in holly.
Exams are hard, Finals are worse. Use your book, SAFETY FIRST,
I i REMINDERS
George Fulks at Findlay vs. Ada basket ball game:-- Oh! did Faith Shanklin entering the Assembly room 1- with all sails set,
"Doc'f Donaghy make a basket? Everet Buchele. No he tackled the splitting the brine at about 60 knots an hour, she fires a salute from the
left guard, put out the catcher, roasted the umpire, sat on the referee, star-board guns, shifts her cud, and finally drops anchor before the
kicked goal, made a three-base hit, and ended the pole vault with a arch beam, in a safe harbor.
home run, and a touchdown.
Roger Dunlap ........ ...... ' 'I love the girls but they don't love me."
Roscoe Klinger ............. .......... ' '0h, you great big beautiful doll."
Jennings Stambaugh .............................................. "I love the ladies."
r THINGS WE HAVE SEEN
Watkins and Wells ......, ................ , .............. P rize Fight. Haines taking Pauline Edwards to the game ................................
Sophsg flags ....i........... ....... O n High School Building. ...... . ..........................................,....... And Jamison taking her home.
THINGS WE HAVEN'T SEEN.
Raymond Welker ......... ........ wi thout a Ford book in his pocket. Leonard Cummans ,..,.r,,,..,,.,,,,,,....,,. ...,. ....,... w h en he wasn't broke,
Orville Baughman .......................... ..........,........ i n a sanitary condition.
Now while there has been many funny things happened in this
brilliant nine months' career of the Sophomore cass there has also been
many serious things happened, for instance, three of its members have
suffered intense agony wi-th the mumps, namely Pauline Edwards, Scott
McCafferty and Hazel Carey.
Donor!-iv HAYDEN TO MARIAN FRANKLIN
"Say Marian do you think I really love Harry?" Marian :-"Of
course you do Dorothy it's as plain as the nose on your face."
Now in closing we think we could find nothing more fitting or
appropriate than the following little poem wntten by an unconscious
poet in a moment of ecstacy.
THE. POEM '
Geology is a science very new,
Taught first by Elliot and then by Blue.
ln a new red book is enrolled so bright,
Two fair girls and I4 young knights.
The boys are always meek and bright,
The girls are never out at night.
Now for each one l'll try to say,
Something that will mark his very way.
Leon and Jennings are never awake,
But somehow their grades they always make
Von plus John the currents resound,
And from a battery they make power rebound.
"Doc," coaxed "Fuz" to help fly our flag, 4
And up sprang trouble from those rags.
Ferris and Willard are Critics bold,
But their therios is said to contain mold.
svn N N
I K ,VEJLX
LY, ,,, , , N
History, Class of '18
By DOROTHY FOLEY
Q Q, I N SEPTEMBER l9l4, a class of world wide fame en-
t, tered the High School portalsf Noted for its w'isdom and
I ability, the pride and joy of all the teachers, this class
tw blossomed forth in all its glory. It was the famous class
VL s of 1918. -
The best author could not portray our history in a way that would
do us justice: no historian could reach the heights we have attained, nor
impart to others the vast import of our wisdom and knowledge: even
the haughty Seniors cannot compare' with us in solving the momentous
problems of today. W
This illustrious class is compoesd of about fifty-two staunch and
loyal members. Our class was represented by several athletes who
attained the position of regulars on the various High School Teams,
and these stars won fame for themselves and their class:
The class officers have managed very dextrously the class buiness,
and under the steady guidance of President John Cochran we are giving
the other 'classes a merry chase. ,
We have sent able contestants to the front to battle for -the Honors
of the Inter-Class contest and we hope for a sweeping victory, for,
"True worth wins." V
It is the aim of all to live up to our Motto and keep our banner
flying until we have reached the top rung of the ladder. We do not
study to gain literary education only, but general efficiency is our slogan.
If the history of this brilliant class was written in its glowing splen-
dor, several volumes would be necessary, but space forbids.
.We must portray our unconceivable deeds in the meagerest space
so we end this history with a cheer for the class of '18, the best class
that has ever been in the A. H. S. Long live the class of 1918!
- CLASS ROLL
Paul White -
Mr. Blue fin English history classl : "The English are
great people for ships. They have great ships now and are
building larger ones every year."
Howard Kirby: "Yes, and they've got a new steam-
ship now that's run by electricity."
as vs as
The other day as George Rothruck was playing "tin can
shinneyn on the ice, he fell clown and was hit on the nose.
An onlooker remarked that it couldn't have hit him any place
as 96 as
Miss Souder: "What figure of speech is this? 'My
hours in school are very pleasant'.'3
Merle Agin: ulronyf'
. as -'s as
Mrs. Hickemell: "What case is lacte fmilkj ?"
Mollie Cummans: "Smearcase." B
fEllis Stuart, on starch making, : "Starch making will
go on as long as the sun shines, but as soon as the sun stops
shining, starch making will stop."
Mr. Harvey fin Algebra class Inez you may ex
plain your problem now."
Inez McGlumphey: "Well you take 2 X plus 7 and
- and - 'O Shoot,' l canit explain it
George Rothruck - "That was a pretty one
Lowell Snyder- ul-le's a darb
Inez McClumphey - "O Shoot
Homer Baransy - "O, you're kidding me
Lorene Montgomery - "What
Scott Lantz - "Homer bothers me
Carl Klingler - "l should worry
Leroy Cotner - "Tee - hee ee
It is said that Harold Patterson s hair is turning white
from studying too hard.
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CLAss OF '79 C1.Ass OF '83
Kate Bal-:er fShanahanJ '5George E. Kelly E, E' H 1 D ' 1 G -
'l'Hattie Beans Retta Kidd Theresa 5:13 102211 Xxgmgilmore
'5Mina Cochran Emma Melhorn fCoolrJ N P '
Jennie Cochran QGarlingerJ Elmer Mosel ora Stumm cstewartl
Lillie Emery wing Stumm . ,
Millie Friedly CMosierJ Dora Thompson CLASS OF 84
Mattie Gardner Jennie Wooil Mabel Burton Madie Harmony fEnglish
":Franc C. Cunningham
No CLAss GRADUATED IN l88O
ClLASS OF 'Bl
Mason E. Cunningham
Alf D. Gill
E. D. Cool:
E. E. Helms
J. W. Hill
W. H. Kelly
E. E. Olaenour
S. W. Noggle
D. C. Nelson
Noah H. Stull
fsummersj llo Morris
' W. L. Poling
- Will Trump
P. K. Hanley
CLASS OF '85 .
5'Reilly Adams a5Abbie McKean
Lulu Black Carrie McElroy fSteimenJ
Maggie Botlcin Will Reece
'FFlorence Cunningham CMc- James Pomeroy
Coppin, Jennie Preston
Pet Dennison CShadleyJ F. Grant Porter
J. C. Hershey Hester Walters CHetriclrJ
3DeCeased Nathan Melhom
CLASS OF '86 A. H
F rank Davenport
,lohn T. Wiley
CLASS OF '87 .
Stella Huff fllracyj
Daisy Lowry fHornerJ
Orion E. Leinard
,l. D. Matthews
l. F. Matthews
Guy C. Stumm A
' . , CLASS OF '88
Hope Charles fWilcoxD'
M. Ross Charles
Lyman Conner .
Cora Grafton CEdwardsJ
May Kemp fTobias
Sadie Lehr Kennedyl
Lizzie Meyer fl-luntonl
CLASS OF '89
Ora De Witt fMcClintockD
'FF' rank Garwood
Florence Garrett fEwingl
Charles E. Hutchinson
Roland P. Rice
John E. Sharp
Maude Turner '
'5'Mollie Hill '5De
Mabel Lewis fShellyJ
Clara Willard CI
CLASS OF '90
"5Charles W. Cunningham
Laura Geesaman fMasonl
J. A. Huff
Ethel Park fGreggj
Samuel D. Povenmire
CLASS or '91
Jennie Anspach CSandersonJ '5lVlollie Hill
Ethel Atkinson A
Maude Croney CMcMahanD
Kittie Grafton fMathiasJ
Grace Landon lBinkleyJ
Berte Wells fMartyl
CLASS OF '92
Alice Anspach fDuff1eldJ
W. E. Dickinson
Alta George CLongeneckerl
Maggie Meyer CLazierl
Winnie McDermott fKell
Emma Walters fWiseJ
Vera McDowell fSt0cl45QilD
Mayme Noggle fMartyJ
Daisy Russell fHenderso
Rhoda McE.roy fwardl Roy Wallick
Bertha Darsr QStewartJ
Pearle Elberson Uohnsonl
E. L. Geesaman
John Franklin Allen
Benjamin F. Conner
Bertha Clum ffRunserj
Lelia Edwards fBeeryl
Lulu Young fMcAteerJ
CLASS OF '93
Berte Hutford fYoungj
Lulu Loyd I
Lizzie McLaughlin fpolingl
Lucinda Marshall 1
XB. L. Oberlin
Lulu Rice fNortonl
' Course extended in l894g on
graduating class that year. E
. CLAss OF '95 .
Bertha M. Landon
Mabel C. Laughlin
Ollie M. Leinard fSandersonJ
Mary M. McGregor
Mame C. Gerkey ,llo McDowell 'Tichnorl
Clara D. Gastinger
leannette Noggle fLampj
Carl 1. Griner 3Roy Park
Emma R. ' Hippenhamer
Rufo Henry A
Effie Kei fer
Daisy D. Stockwell fBodgel
Espy K. Shurtz
Lenora M. Turner fMotterJ
Ralph H. Woods' H
Carrie Young fffhompsonl
Della Yates fBaulchl '5Deceased
3 ' fLantzJ
CLASS OF '96
l-luldah Marshall flilinglerl
Sheldon D. Peterson
I. Franklin Ream
:5Grace Van Orsdale
Mary Luella Graham
Verda Marie Head
Letta Loyd fBabcockJ
Florence P. Lauer
CLASS OF '97 . '
Mayme E.. Gibson
Cora Kemp fsmulll
Cora L. Poling .
Hermae Povenmire CBlackD
Harlo M. Povenmire
Mary Schwint CMillerj
Marie Richardson fhlansonl
Elda A. Rice
Anna L. Ries
Bertha Dobbins fBrecheisenJ David Yoder
Harry Gray 7
' ' CLAss or '98 .-
'jay Leach A
Ona McElroy fBinckleyJ
Emmett G. Morris
Grace Nichols fMcLaughlin
Della Anspach , . A
Mark D. Bently
Laura C. Crist ,,
Anna M. Kelly . ,
Clifford F. Landon
Inez Rowles fDorrl
Frances Breen CEmeryJ
Jessie Campbell CBuchananD
Lilly Campbell '
Nellie Garwoocl ' 'slvy P. Rothrock i
Raymond Sharp ' V ":Virgil States H
Grace Hyndman flamsl Odessa Spangler '
'5Maude Hite ' Florence Schindewolf
Floy Henry 'fGaultj f V 'fM05er
Huber Lowry Nora Wallick
CLASS OF '99
Daisy Blosser fYoderj
Joe C. Conner
Madge Comrie fRhonemusD
Herbert M. Church
Cleone Eifert fBodgeD
Bata Harmon fKillenJ
Mary Huston flzeggj
Anna Huff fWycoffJ
Mayme Kanode ffaylorj
Nellie Lloyd fwalgamotj
Pearle Noggle CByerJ
Nea Patterson CRhodesJ
Fred C. Sells
Orchie Snyder fBealsQ
Fawn Wilson fPenderQ
Ruby Woodard flieeneyl
CLASS OF l900
Mary Ash Alma Montgomery
Edith Aldrich CMillerJ flxreshwaterl
Myrtle Aldrich fHannaj Frank McElroy
jesse Allen '5Ray Marty
Chloe Anspach CFarrelD
Maude Brewer fMooreJ
Emma De Long
Ray D. Welch
Jessie Hill fAllenJ
Jessie Hagerman fcregoryj
Minnie Kennedy lCryderQ
Mattie Boone fWilcoxJ
Bessie Cessna fDavisj
Frederick G. Charles
Lelia L. Degler
Lola Foss CRothrockJ
Anna Gastinger fAurandD
Edward C. Head
Myrtle E. Johnson
Harry B. Kanode
Edna Schindewolf fChristieJ
Luella Van Orsdale
Maude Yates QVan Vlerahl
Lloyd S. McElroy
Harold A. Neff
Ross B. Oberlin
J. Webster Patterson
Carrie Yates fKingj
Fred K. Russell
A. Dale Rothrock
Bertha Rothrock fTurnerj
Winifred Rutter fTaggartl
Walter A. Stumm
Anna Shanks fCronbaughJ
Zulu Schertzer fNicholsl
Mabelle Schwint fDouglassQ
Maude Turner fAlforcll
Zulu Patterson fSagerJ Effa E' Verma
john Rowles CLASS or '02
Anna Ream Paul Anspach Auda Johnson
Clifford Rutter Julia A. Ash Bertha King
Helen Reiley Claire Beverleigh Maude Kerr
Harry Rothrock Mabel Brewer fCampbellD Grace Lautzenheiser
Leo Routson Bessie Brewer fl..yonsl fPattersonl
Edith Smith CMcMichaeD E. Ray Blosser D. Edward Williams
Rebekah M. Coolidge
Edith Dearth fldouchinl
Zeph B. Campbell
l..eah H. Kidd
Jessie Amelia Eifert
Frances Fellter fHetricl:J
Edward C. Felabaum
A'Ruah C. High
Raymond C. Boone
Carl T. Bauman
Hazel B. Bentley
bl. Edwin Dobbins
Elsie D. Dearth
Sidney C. Elliott
Bertha F antz fDaviesj
Rhoda G. Hammer
'5Ada Kanode fCareyD
Floyd E. Logee
W. C. Meyer
Mary l. Mahan
Debritto Martin U"lindallJ
Verge Rothroclr fMarshallQ
Edythe M. Reilly
Loy E. Sneary
Maude E. Smith
Earl W. Templeton
Kernan B. Whitworth
CLASS OF '03
Grace Mann fAldriehl
Virgie Miller fEnterlineD
Elva M. Moore
Cleone Patterson CReifen-
A. Ream Cl-larel
Clyde E. Sidener
Fern Smith fArnoldJ
Mollie Stith fPricel
Marla Snyder fRuffel
Edith M. Stead
Anna E. Sherlock
Mae Wooley CVestalJ
Cr.Ass or '04
Flora McLaughlin QNeall
Mabel Moore flVlotterl
Elizabeth Ash fwhitej
Charles G. Aldrich
Ray Anspaeh Grace Neubert CWhitel
Heber L. Bales Ethel Obenour
Chloe Black Neil M. Patterson
Ilo Borden Viola Ream fPhilpottJ
Elza Clum Irma. Rutter
Flossie Rothroclt fl-larmony,
Charles E. Stumm
Ilo Dearth Opal Shuster
Hazel Dobbins Rose Stage
Myrtle Tumer CPayne
Leslie F oralter
Helen Hiclrernell fMeej
Ralph Hill Esther Wright
Joe H. Hill
Nellie Huston CDowJ
Eva Kindle fAlexanderl
The course of study was again
Maggie Mahan ' enlarged in l905 and no class
Ethel Meeker fhflorrisonl graduated that or the following
CLASS or '07
fLatin Course, Chloe Pratt -
Berta Ash Paul R. Price
Cloe Botlrin fBiclcertonl
Iva Clevenger V
Helen Campbell fFisherl
Nellie Fields flsindsburgl
Norman W. Freund
a'Rowena Johnston fSmilaD
Anna Loveland CRother-
Paul R. Rothroclt
Opal Welsh fldicksonl
mundl Warren Wagner
Roy Marty . '
Ruah Matthews CMcNealJ
Annabelle Mohr fRunserI
Carl Oberlin A
Helen Meyer fSmithl
Florence Mahan CCloydJ
Hazel McElroy Uamisonj
Ruth Woodard flrelanclj
Elta Rothrock frlwhurstonj
. fEnglish Course,
Dale E. Emsberger
s or '08
Beatrice Snyder '
C English Coursej
Frank Pierre Hill
Vesta Jennings fCrarnerI
Mayme Morrow fMilarQ
William E. Ream
CLASS OF '09
Don S. Cunningham
Floyd M. Elliott
Alden M. Elliott '
Esther Hawes ' '
Alma Miller 'fRepaszj
Mona Harmon fCurD
Elizabeth ' McC1uffey
Clara Mahan V '
A V Cflervenackl
, . CLAss or 'IO
Neil C. Anspach
Burl S. Brown
B. L. Beagle
Frank D. Henry
Howard W. McMillen
Paul Vergon Smith ' A
E. E. Simon g
Stella Steinmetz fFawcetl
Neal H. Deeds W
Harry E. Dobbins
Sylvia Mae Moore
Harry A. Myers V'
Ruth W. Parlette
Zelma Idella Borset
Clyde L. Deeds
Maude Wolfrom '
,Albert E. Warren
Zelpha May Briggs
Eugene C. Ewing
Charles W. Hickern
Harry B. Hill L
Russell Meyer I
Guy H. Moore
Ralph H. Mertz
Frank W. Sanderson
Dora Pearl Meyer
B. Scott Young
CLAss OF 'IZ
Dale A. Carey
Vergil G. Cook
Ralph Z. Etherton
William Forest Bowers
Howard R. Barnes
Elsie Lois Hawes
Pearl M. Baughman
Guillermo P. Clutter
Helen M. Ewing
Harriet B. Miller
Cora Belle Luft '
Elvin D. Matheny
Claud Revere Neiswancler
lone Claudine Price
Fern Lucille Rothroclc
Ella Kathryn Rothrock
Ruth Lillian Shaw
Margaret Agnes Welsh
K. Paul Abt
R. C. Amold
Edna Mae Cronbaugh
Lloyd B. Ernsberger
Ruth Augusta Fulks
Hazel Eunice Haines
Robert N. Landfair '
Justin Ward McElroy
James Nirum Main
Lela Marie McElroy
Neil R. Poling
Charles Eugene Sanderson
Elzie L. Adam
Alberto Brice Clutter
Noble Berton Hopkins
Charles Victor Huston
Bryce Vivian Mann
Harold Hurst Nlonteville
Winfield Randolph Scott
Zeno Wayne Adam
Alma Kathryn Ames
Laurel A. Anspach
Helen Mae Bames
Lola Olive Cotner
Neta Beth Dobbins
Harry F. Schoonover
Harold G. Short
Kathryn Shuster '
Norris Guy Byron Wells
Dean E. Wolgamot
s or '14 -
Ruby Ruth Dearth
Elda Amanda Ford
Harold Byms Freeman
Minnie Kathryn Klingler
Cyrille Margaret McDowell
Michael Edgar Neiswancler
Byron Eugene Neiswander
Cora Agnes Packer
Edgar Allen Park
Mary Clytice Phillips
Barton Feiss Snyder
Beatrice Kelsey Smith
Alice Jane Stout
Robert Dukes Wright
Nettie Irene Wooley
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Football, I9 I 4 g
F BY JEDD CORBETT AND LE1-IR DAVIS ' ,
HF. 1914 football season opened with an unusual
3251! 5 amount of enthusiasm. An excellent- schedule was
tifllwga . .
prepared by the untirmg efforts of Manager Walter
The first game, Upper Sandusky vs. Ada High was won
by the enormous score, IO3 to 0. The second game was an
excellent exhibition of good football, and the Ada High
"Gridders" were successful. Score, Scott High, Toledo, 26,
Ada High School 33. The third game was Bucyrus vs. Ada
at Bucyrus. The field was in poor condition on account of
continued rains, but as usual Ada High came out victorious.
Score 58 to 0. Findlay came to Ada with a team that out-
weighed the local team at least fifteen pounds per man, but
nevertheless Findlay was the fourth victim of defeat at the
hands of the A. H. S. Score, Ada 33, Findlay 0. The
fifth team to meet their "Waterloo" by the efforts of the A.
H. S. "Gridders" was Delaware High. Score, D. H. S. 0,
A. H. S. 50. Summing up the five games that the A. H. S.
had contested in, it looked like a "clean sweepn to champion-
ship. But Alas! Not so.
On the bright morning of October 31, the gallant Ada
warriors accompanied by a crowd of "Royal Rootersn and
the Ada Boys' City Band invaded Fostoria on her own battle-
ground. Enthusiasm! Confidence! These terms do not ex-
press it. Ada High supporters and rooters from Findlay,
Bucyrus and Ada thronged the side lines, shouting intense
hopes of victory for the Blue and Gold. But no! Their
expectations fell short, Ada was swamped to the tune of 41
to 0, much to the chagrin of the Ada supporters. Let it be
added that the officiating was fair and square. Of course this
was a tremendous blow to' the Adaians, but nevertheless the
royal supporters are clinging to the meager hopes of overcoming
that gigantic defeat in the future.
The next game was played with Bowling Green. A
hard battle was expected, but owing to the conditions prevail-
ing at the end of the third quarter the game was forfeited to
Bowling Green at a score of l to 0, although the previous score
had stood I2 to l2.
Our next game was played with Vfaite -I-ligh. We went
to Toledo this time with brighter hopes and greater expecta-
tions. But alas! By the end of the first half i-t seemed to be
a complete runaway for the Toledo team. Nevertheless.
through the excellent advice of leiut. Hill, we gained ten
points and the game ended I2 to IO with Waite in the lead.
The next Saturday the team started out again. This time
to oppose a team that had been all season getting in shape
"to trim that Ada bunch." But their efforts were of no avail
for the final score stood, Lima l3, Ada High l9.
The team now began to get back their old-time spirit and
enthusiasm for the next Thursday on Thanksgiving day the
Ada High School team ended their l9l4 football career with
a record breaking game with Defiance. Score, Defiance High
0, Ada High 49.
Thus the season ended with 357 points in our favor to
90 points in the opponents' favor.
We attribute our sterling victories and financial success
to the support given by citizens and students: but most of all
to Leiut. Hill, fFrog Hill, to all football fansl, and Ralph
Mertz. Hill is known as a gentleman, a true sportsman, and
a lover of football. He is a "Sticker" and is admired by all
the "Fellows" The team can never repay his servicesg he is
surely the best authority on football that ever assisted the
A. H. S. He starred at half-back for O. S. U. in l902. He
captained West Point in I906g he came out regular every
evening although he was assured of nothing financiallyg he just
wanted to see us succeed. It takes a real, for sure, true, sports-
man to coach a team just for charity. Hill's kindness will
always be remembered by the A. H. S.
Ralph lVlertz must not go unmentionedg he too, has been
a great factor in our successg last year he had the honor of
coaching Ada High School to North Western Championship.
Mr. Raymond, fbetter known as "Bugs"J, Northern's
efficient coach, has greatly aided the High School teamg we
readily recognized his good authority on football. Mr. Stage
and Mr. Blue are adored bythe team, because they "have the
The Ada High School Band has surely did its part in
"stirring up" the "once dead enthusiasm" of Ada. But the
majority of High School pupils have yet to learn what real,
true support is. If the High School as a whole, had the spirit
Supt. Stage and Prin. Blue have, Ada High would never have
an "Athletic debt hanging on." So wake up! students, come
to the aid of your athletics, Ada High is on the map! It is
recognized by all of the big teamsg "so come out of that dead
state" and get some Hspizzerinktumf' fthe long word for
THE TEAM f
George Botkin is the shining light of the team, having
played a wonderful game season.
Holman, Spellman, and Florida have played the game
of their lives. Corbett played a good steady game all season
and was the backbone of the line. Main broke into football
this year and is "making good."
Stambaugh and Davis are right there. Clum and Cum-
mans are performing wonderfully. Danner, Sells, Jamison
and Fields are surely doing their part.
A word for the Subs. Don't be discouraged, a man has
to be persistent -to "Make Good" in football. The "Gridiron
Group" of 1915 will need your services.
A word of thanks must be installed for the business men
of Ada this year for their support has been wonderful. By
the aid of Mr. Duglass, Mr. Neal, and Mr. F rank Allen,
together with our doctor, Scott lVlcCafferty, Ada High has
THE LINE UP
Left to Right-Russell Clum, L. E.g Ralph Mertz,
Coaclig Harold White, L. GJ Herbert Jamison, L. G.g Roger
Dunlap, R. G.: Carl Holman, F. B.g Jedcl Corbett, C.: Lehr
Davis, R. T.g Eli Main, Sub. F. BJ Paul Sells, R. G.g
George Botkin, B.g Manager Walter Aging Leonard
Cummans, R. E.: fOmi-ttecll Von Spellman, R. l-l. B.: and
Hesse Florida, L. H. B.
RECORD OF GAMES
Season of I9l4
Sept. 26-Upper Sandusky at Ada ................ - ........... 103 0
Oct. 3-Scott High at Toledo ,,,,. E .,,,...,, .,,....., 3 3 26
Oct. l0-Bucyrus at Bucyrus ............,... ......... 5 8 O
Oct. l7-Findlay at Ada .....,...,,,,. ..,,,.... 3 3 0
Oct. 24-Delaware at Ada ........... ......... 5 0 0
31-Fostoria at Fostoria .............,......... - ...... 0 41
7-B. G. High at Bowling Green .................. 0 I
I4-Toledo at Toledo ............................ ............ l 0 I2
Zl-Lima at Lima ...................,.....,........ ............ l 9 I3
26--Defiance at Defiance ................ ........... 4 9 0
SEASON OF l9I3
27-Lima at Ada ..... - ................ ........... 6 0
4-Van Wert at Ada ........... ........... 3 l 7
l l-Toledo at Toledo .................... ...... 6 55
I8-Bowling Green at Ada .............. ........... 2 6 6
l-Findlay at Findlay ................. ........... 2 6 0
8-Fostoria at Ada ................. .. ...... 22 0
I5-Sidney at Sidney .................... ,........... l 9 0
22-Defiance at Defiance ................. ........... l 8 0
27-Van Wert at Van Wert ................ .........,. l 9 0
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A. H. S. Boys' Basket Ball
HE A. H. S. basket ball team has had a fine schedule
this year, having played eleven games in all, eight of
which were out of town. The team, under the direc-
tion of Coach Routson, has done fine work. Owing to the
fact that our score book was lost in the middle of the season
we are unable to state the season's score, also the score of the
individual players, but i-t is admitted that Spellman was the
star of the season. The team lost six of the eleven games,
but we are ahead in points as the games we won were won on
a larger margin and the games that were lost were lost on a
We played the following High Schools on their own
floor: Paulding, Lima, Napoleon, Defiance, Antwerp, Bluff-
ton, and Bucyrus. The teams we played on our own floor
were Bluffton, Findlay, and the Adelphian Literary Society
of the O. N. U.
BASKET BALL LINE UP
Left to Right-l-larry McElroy, F.g Hesse Florida, G.g
Julius Bardelmeier, G., Jeclcl Corbett, C.g Von Spellman, 17.3
Leonard Cummans, Sub. Gg fOmittedD "Doc" Donaghy, F.
By JULIUS E. BARDELMEIER.
.MERCER wamns- 'Hil-
THE SENIOR TATTLER
ln the Senior Tattler Love is Labor Lost.
all Things Are Told Probaoly Warmer
Il Model, 9th Exhaust WEDNESDAY, l9, l9l5 23rd Spark
"By their fruits ye shall know them." -
Perhaps many of the Tattler readers, who are not ac-
quainted with the High School will think the Editor of this
homely paper mentally unbalanced. Don't for a moment
think of i-t in this light for to make this paper a success, we
had only to observe where brains were leaking and so fix our
paper to catch the drip. But for a word of apology.
Psychology is a word often used to explain the mean-
ing of something we don't understand after it has been ex-
plained, and which, if we did understand, would not do us any
good. The art of writing jokes is like psychology. It means
some one who hasn't the ability to succeed at it tries to reduce
to. mental formula the method of those who like Luke Mc-
Luke, and Josh Wise do succeed at it. Therefore, like the
policeman after the fight who comes around after the deed is
done, swinging his club, looking wise all the while, these jokes
are mere smatterings of the real stuff which happen in school.
Speaking of cops reminds me, the village of Ada can well
be proud that they have such a cop, detective, criminalogist, in
the form of 1"l'len" Tremains. This famous man carefully
and with much strategy captured alive four Junior gunmen,
but although he may appear the greatest hero on earth to the
Freshmeng a Junior passing with a Senior sees only an average
sized man, while the Senior has to look twice before he can
seen anything at all.
Now it came to pass on a certain week as prophesied by
Blue, that those of the High School made ready a great cele-
bration and feast. And it also came to pass on the same week
that those of the Second Order, made ready their plans con-
cerning the floating of their Banner from the highest pinnacle
of the School Temple.
But William the Bold, being informed, forthwith, of -their
action looked with anger upon it, and together with the male
members of his faculty, held council. saying among them-
selves. Mwhy should this wicked deed be done?" "There
upon they made a decree saying, 'Beware all ye Orders of us
and the law! ' "
Accordingly -there rose up one "Doc" student of William
the Bold, who said, "We are not able alone to do this thingy
therefore let us hire mercenaries, and under cover of night hav-
ing drawn several of our warriors of the Second Order to
the base of the Temple by stealth let us send the mercenaries
up by -the back way to the pinnacle while we guard both the
front and the rear."
Thereupon, having consulted the Prophets, and having
made a sacrifice to Preparius the Elder, they succeeded in
sending the mercenaries up by a secret passage to the pin-
nacle. By the middle of the last watch as day was break-
ing the dreadful deed was done. And the evening and the
morning were the first day.
Now as the following day passed by the members of the
Third Order did council among themselves, saying: "Why
should this haughty and overbearing people be allowed to float
their banner before our very eyes?" ,
Thereupon, being faint in heart of scaling the high and
dangerous pinnacle decreed among themselves that certain
warriors of this Order should arm themselves to the teeth and
having drawn all their warriors to the base of the Temple by
a pretense of battle proceed to storm the Temple. There-
fore, the warriors of the Third Order did put on their coat of
mail, helmets, and greaves and taking their rifles did assail
Thereupon, "Doc" and his trusty band of warriors re-
turning -to the held of battle and finding their supplies in the
hands of the enemy said among themselves: "What shall we
Then William the Bold, who stood head and shoulders
above his fellows, arose and said: "Let me exhort you, oh.
childreng hear me: Let us cease firing and end the trouble."
And -those of the Fourth Order did cheer the noble William
and all, as one man, did hail him a Henry Clay.
Thereupon, William also sought mercenaries who did gird
their loins, and in the middle watch, notwithstanding the steep-
ness of the roof, seized upon the awful banner and did cast it
under foot, saying, "Dust thou art, to dust returnethf' And
the members of the different orders did bow before the great
William the Bold, and did sue for peace. Then there was
great joy among the members of all the orders and the maidens
sang to the victors with light hearts.
And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Now it came to pass. in the beginning of the fourth day
that a great cloud arose in the heavens which brewed further
trouble for all the orders, and about the middle of the first
watch Tremain, the mighty, did appear at the gate of the
Temple bearing papers of a higher and more statelier order.
Thereupon four members of the Third Order did bow
themselves and endeavor to humble themselves but it availeth
them nothing, for Tremain was still with them. His hand
and his grip.
Thereupon 'the warriors of the Third Order again put on
their coats of mail, helmets and greaves and leaving their spear
behind advanced with measured tread toward the Mayor. And
it came to pass that they were made to testify before the elders
and made to pay 5 dollars and 95 cents.
A proverb is known today among the sons of Ada High
that reads thus: Verily I say unto you, stronger is he of the
big order who persecuteth and fmeth than he who scaleth the
pinnacle and hangeth or taketh a High School Banner.
"Wl1at! You say you never heard nothin' about that
good joke what was played on two of them High School Boys
that you see galloping to and fro around this here town trying
to edicate themselves so as to live without workin'? Wal, for
the land sakes, jest come right here and set on this box and
rest awhile and I'll tell ye all about that ther joke, but don't
you ever tell it for -these boys are still swearing vengence on
those that played ther trick. This joke was played on that
smart aleck of a Senior president of this year's graduating
class. and his good for nothing "Pal" who wuz noted prin-
cipally for his orating on these fool Inter Class Contests what
causes so much trouble and 55.95 and costs and 'all such
things. You don't know them? Sure and you do! This
smarty Senior president that I am going to tell ye about is a
tall, lean sapling, kinda deplected lookin' with his specks and
what thinks he is the whole cheese in and about the High
School. The young fellow always imagined he had many
charming loves but he allus had some sort of bad luck in
keepin' and gettin' 'em to care for him. And that "Pal,"
why you know him well for you would always remember him
if once you ever se'ed him. He is kinda fat like, looks like
a butcher. Sure I thought you knowed him. Wal, he too
thinks he is a ladies' man, but somehow most of the ladies dis-
agree with him on that subject. He wuz as I have said before
a splendid orator and it has often been sed if the class of 'l 5
could have had a few more like him it would have been noted
fore somethin' besides overcome with love. But to go on and
relate to you about this terrible sad story connected with these
here boys. Wal, yes I will tell you all about itg just sit a
spell longer and wait until I get started. As I was remarkin'
these chaps never tried to go with the gals a lot, but they al-
ways had a hankerin' that they could go with almost any gal
in this here -town, and in fact in their Senior year they actually
condescended to take one or two around some, but they allus
bragged they never bet on any strange thing and got "stung."
No, they never got "stung" they allus "stung" the gals
first. Wal, now I will spit, and tell you how by a deceitful
tragedy these boys received a jolt and the hole school voted
them the booby prize.
This tall, smarty fellow always seemed to have a job
clerking somewhere where there was no work to mention but
big pay, and so he put in his' -time at a book emporium across
from the Ohio Northern University what you read about in
the Dapers when a building burns down or "Prexy" gets a
Wal, as I was saying were this young fellow works there
is a krokino board placed there for the benefit of those college
fire side athletes' that are not so awful persistent in gettin' an
edication. Wal one evening sometime in February this tall
slim fellow and this short dutchy fellow were playing their
daily game of krokino. As they were busily engaged in play-
ing the silence of the room was broken by the "Ting a ling"
of the telephone. Wal Frank he up and grabbed the receiver
and the following conversation tuk place.
"Varsity Book and Drug Store."
"Yes this is Frank talking."
"Come down to Bartlemeier's? Wfiy, I don't know,
you see I work until 8 P. M."
"At 8 o'clock then, sure I can come, but is it a dress
"It is, alright, and you say to bring someone along for
your lady friend too?" fWe will be only too glad to go
won't we Paul?J We will be there prompt at 8 o'clock
sure. Good bye!"
Then my friend that ther phone fairly shook that store
foundations, the Senior slamed that receiver on the hook so
durn quick that central was almost deafened. A wise bene-
ficial smile broke over his face as he calmly announced to the
still wondering "Pal," "Ah, we're going down -to Bartle-
meier's." You see this Bartlemeier place my friend was a
parsons home and this parson had a perty good l-o-o-k-i-n'
darter what all the boys wuz stuck on, but wuz somehow
linked to a red headed jay bird who sang in the parsons quire.
Wal now you can't blame these here boys for bein' all fussed
about this affair so they called the game at once.
All was hustle and busel as they both argued and mapped
out the difficult task which lay before them.
"By George, Paul, all is lost for my collars are all in the
laundry, oh, great is my misfortune! What will I do?"
"Aw, come on shut up the store and let's beat it for
Suiting the action to the word the two boys shot out of
the store and down the street to Rhonemus, it was a narrow
escape but not in vain for as he was just closing he was sud-
denly startled by the appearance of two excited customers.
"Two MM collars, any style, but get them quick."
"Here's your 2 bitsg don't take time to wrap them," and
in like manner many such preparations were made.
Prompt at 8 o'clock my friend these boys were seated in
the parsons parlor, but oh! how changed -their appearance from
that of a short time previous. But now comes the BIG JOKE
the boys wuz there in their best bib and tucker but no Ethel
'wuz to be seen for that red headed jay bird had taken her for
a sleigh ride.
Wal, them -two smart Senior boys wuz awful bored and
the affair completely GOT THEIR GOAT.
Wal, my friend keep this tale of woe under your lid for
them boys are still on the warpath for them what phoned.
The Class Roll n
WHO IS? ? 9 ?
always late I0 A. M ............ ................... H elen Russell The guy .....................................,.... ...........,.. J ulius Bardelmeier
thinnest, 90 lbs .........,............. .............................. M ary Wells The good little devil ................ ......,............. H esse Florida
tallest, 6 ft. 2 in ......,...... ................ R oss Rosenberger The neatest .............................. ..................,. Th elma Stopher
shortest, 4 ft ....................... ...........,,.. G ertrude Mertz The giggler ..................,.,.... Talmage Harshman
baby U5 yearsl ....... .. ............. Marion Freeman The jolly bachelor ......... ....................,......... N ate Stober
best natured ....,............. ............ P aul Mathews The only student ............. .,.Ralph Neiswander
hero ....................... - ..... ............. P aul Carey The politician .............. ...,.,..... R alph Klingler
best actor .....................,. , ................ Jedcl Corbett The big bluff ................ .......,,..... F rank Mercer
stoutest, 200 lbs ............... .........,,.... B eaulah Powell The Editor's wife ............... ............ l-l elen McCreery
class philosopher ........ ..,.....,........ W alter Agin The politician's wife .......... ................. R hea Henry
"hifi" ...............,................ ..,.......... V on Spellman The coquette ..................... ............. R uth Tremain
class prophet .......,....,.. ..........,. C eorge Botlcin The most sociable ......,... ............... M ary Blosser
most dignified .............. .............. ,.... .... B i l l Wollam The merry maid .............. .............. R uth WolHey
best sleeper .,,........... ............... l.. ehr Davis The rather modest .............. ..,............. B ertha Street
most silent .......,......,. .............. V ernice Kemmerly The earnest worker ................. .................,.... I esse King
talker ........................... ................. F rank Cussans The most independent ................ ................ A gnes Smith
most modest ................. ..........,...... G race Lewis The dear ...................,..................... ............. D ortha Sinlcey
HEARD IN CLASS
Elliot: Class do you know it is very dangerous to stand
tall objects. Such obiects attract lightning very much
quicker than objects closer to the ground.
Thelma Stopher fvery nervously glancing at her beloved
Ross stuck her hand in E.lliot's facel: Is it so dangerous as
you say to stand near tall people?
Elliot: "Mr. Florida, explain the difference between
physical pitch and musical pitch
Florida: Musical pitch is determined by the number of
vibrations per second, while physical pitch is the black sub-
stance they put on the street.
Elliot: Very good Mr. Florida, I see you have a good
general knowledge of things. Now where would you go to
Florida: Only in the slums, my dear sir.
Stage: "ML Mercer name one advantage of country
Mercer: "Lots more to eat." fThe last named is very
important to Mr. Mercerj
Stage: Do many farmers own automobiles?
Mercer: Very few: most of them have Fords. QUp-
Stage: Mr. Mercer, l wish you wouldn't make such
hairspli-tting distinctions. l.et's have better attention: this is
not so funny.
Mr. Carey, if you will put away that plaything and give
me your undivided attention I can get along better, your grades
haven't been the best the last few months. Now to proceed:
Miss Mertz what can you say in regard to city life? .
Miss Mertz: VVhen a village can have two trains a day
and three blacksmith shops and a hose cart it -then becomes
Stage: Correct, very good, now class you see Miss
Mertz is well infonned. Now if I was in doubt about any of
you girls I would pop the question to you at once. fGeneral
ha ha.D Very well boys laugh, bu-t I can do it with a great
deal of grace for I have done the like before. fMore laugh-
ter.j Now boys I say again, you may think that is funny, but
when you come up to that point in your life, you will think of
it in a more serious way. But now to go on, Mr. Clum, what
is home rule?
Mr. Clum: When a man comes home drunk and his
wife hits him over the head with a broom, that' is a home rule.
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Watch Lady De Vore do the Loop-dc-Loop on a Motorcycle.
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The company features the following special acts:
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Human Contortionist ...................................................... FRANK MERCER
Original "Funny Graphi' ................................................ JEDD CORBETT
World famed petite and graceful Russian ballet dancer ......
The Human Skeleton .........................,............................... BILL WOLLAM
The Fat Lady ................,....................................................... MARY WELLS
Tubby and Marcys, the laughing and barking hyenas un-
surpassed in their special lines, possess the most remarkable
substitute for brains known in existence. Marion Freeman
and George Botkins.
Buy one for the children
Picture of Ross Rosenberger taking his first shave. Very
attractive. Girls look for hours at his charming face and
symmetrical ligure. Boys delight in imitating him. Only
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We went into the garden,
We wandered o'er the land:
The moon was shining brightly,
I held her little-shawl.
Yes, I held her little shawl,
fl-low fast the evening Hiesjg
' We spoke in tones of love,
I gazed into her-lunch baslcet.
I gazed into her lunch basket,
I wished l had a taste,
Here sat my lovely darling.
My arm around her-umbrella.
Embracing her umbrella,
This charming little miss,
Her eyes were full of mischief,
I shyly stole a--sandwich.
fThe above lines tell a pleasant story and no doubt is
a correct interpretation of a High School boys' unusual expe-
rience but we wish our dear reader to overlook the nature of
the subject matter and to notice what a delicious story full of
spirit and daredevil romance and humor, and written with a
likeness which entertains always while there is a constant ten-
sion of suspended interest to the lend.--Ed.,
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DICTIONARY OF DARNFULIA
Arithmetic-A manipulation of figures.
Broke-The condition which applies to the High School
Chemistry-A study of hits and misses.
Dance-A device of Satan.
Flunlc-A knockout blow.
Grind-One who has no ability for bluflingg the knock
I-Iypocrite-One who comes to school with a smile on his
I-lilari-ty-Jollity in the Assembly Room to the nth
A Pull-A successful substitute for brains.
Stung-The result of a well directed lemon.
Voice-A modern instrument of torture.
Trouble-Getting out the CN YOR HI.
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"Boyibus kissibus sweeti girlorum,
Cirlibus likibus wanter somorum,
Pater Puellae enter parlorurn,
Kickibus boyibus, exibus dorum."
"It has been remarked and most truthfully, that the A.
H. S. is becoming a center of learning. The Seniors never
take anything away, and the Freshmen bring a little."
When Agin first went to see her
He showed a timid heart,
And when the lights were low
They sat - this far apart.
But as their love grew fonder
They learned to love this new found bliss,
They knocked out all the spaces
QF or further episodes of the above inquire of Helen
Gertrude Mertz frather weary at ll:30 p. m.j-I
don't know a thing about baseball.
Frank Mercer-Let me explain it to you.
Gertrude-Very well, give me an illustration of a home
"Say, Cussans, what is the Knight of the Bath?"
"VVhy, Saturday, you poor boneheaclf' '
Paul M.-May I have your permission to call this
Mary B.-I shall be very pleased, but don't forget that
father switches off the light at IO o'clock.
Paul-That's kind of him. I'll be there prompt at IO.
' THE SENIOR
I -thought I knew I knew it all,
But now I must confess,
The more I know I know I know,
I know I know the less.
Only good looking people are to read this:
'paiiaouoo os sq giuoq
The Annual Board on their trip to Columbus, to de-
liver their Annual to the prin-ters, met with many queer ex-
periences, among which was the following: Agin, Corbett
and Mathews, after waiting in an up-to-date restaurant, were
addressed by a shy waitress as follows: "Have you gentle-
men been served?" Mathews promptly replied with a sour
voice, "No, we've been waiting forty-five minutes." There-
upon she haughtily replied, "This is a self-serving restaurant."
Of course the Annual Board about this time, -to be plainly
distinguished, had to be viewed with a microscope. l
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