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The Annual Board .
STANDING-Storer, joke Editorg Vogenitz, Athletic Editorg Adam, Assistant Editor
SEATED--Tobias, Assistant Editorg Mertz, Business Managerg Cunningham, Editor.
To the Class of l9l6, Ada, O.
It seems to me but yesterday since this class of excellent
young men and women were the boys and girls of the eighth grade,
the last class of that queen of women, Sadie Kirkpatrick. Now
you are the graduating class of the Ada High School and we trust
with as pure a life and as lofty a purpose as that of your eighth
No more do we look upon school as a preparation for life:
it is strenuous life itself, a type of survival of the Httest. ln this
life we intuitively seek happiness and success. In our seeking
some look above, some look belowg some look in the grandeur
of the soul, some in the grossness of the senseg some look and reach
into a heaven of purity, some stare and fall into a hell of licenti-
ousness. And the height to which they rise or the depth to which
they fall is determined by their I deals of life and the energy used
in the prosecution of those ideals. We trust only right ideals
have been presented to you: certainly you will adopt only "the
good, the true, the beautiful," through life.
Again we thank you for your every courtesy, thought and
kindness. Again we renew our pledges of faith and fellowship,
and bid you a God speed in life's work, happiness and success.
E. H. BROWN,
:- HE year book of the largest Senior Class in the history
x of the county schools IS completed and we submit to the
public what we consider the best book ever published
by a Senior Class of the Ada High School-The Cn Yor
Hi of 'I6. It has been a laborious task but as we now see what
we have accomplished we feel fully repaid for our effort. As the
book is the work of amateurs all errors we hope will be overlooked
by the criticising public. You, dear reader, may notice a few
repetitions of customs from past volumes. Here we let tradition
influence us and leave them remain unchanged.
It would be impossible to portray all the works of the Class
of 'I6 within its covers. Furthermore we have tried to relieve
as much as possible the egotistical idea that this book is a strictly
Senior publication by making it of general interest to all concerned
with the school.
It is with a feeling of gladness that we finish our Public
School career. We have weathered twelve years of storms and
calms on the sea of knowledge. But as we realize we are look-
ing out on a new world there comes a twinge of sadness, for we
will in a sense be caused to become more independent. This new
world holds only unknown things for us both good and evil. We
will miss our school friendships,-our fellow-students, the fac-
ulty and familiar scenes and places about the building. As we
separate this May to go Cod alone knows where,- the class of
'I6 will suffer its first worldly sorrow. It is highly improbable
that its sixty-six members will ever be assembled with all present
It is for that reason that we have undertaken the publishing
of this book. ln years to come we may dispel hours of gloom with
its pages. It will be a treasure coveted by the fortunate owners.
As a class we wish to thank all who have in any way made
possible the publishing of this book: the faculty, the under-
graduates, the cartoonists, and the public. For without this aid
we would have been helpless and the book a failure. It is a large
undertaking but we advise every Senior class to publish an annual.
And we of the Class of 'I6 as alumni pledge our unfailing support
to the class or classes willing to assume the responsibilities.
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WILLIAM A. STAGE, B. Sc.
Superintendent of the Ada Public Schools
American History and Civics
We don't know whether we have put up with Mr. Stage or
he with us. Nevertheless, we have learned more of treaties, acts,
dates, and compromises connected with American History than
we ever did before. His long suit is perfect order and this com-
bined with his earnestness makes him a good type of instructor,
and school man.
MARY HICKERNELL, A. B.
Our acquaintance with Mrs. Hickernell
began in our Sophomore year and we are
sure that our friendship has been mutual.
Mrs. l-licl-:ernell isa lady of sterling worth.
She has enlightened many in the peculi-
arities of Caesar, Cicero, and Virgil.
H. T. O. BLUE, A. B.
In our Sophomore year we also became
acquainted with a man who hails from
that awful and most hated burg called
Kenton. But he was far above our ideas
of a "Kentonite." With all his work he
was always pleasant, kind and above all
square. Success to you, Mr. Blue, and
we thank you for the benefit we have
derived from your unceasing efforts.
No, dear reader, it is not a vision but
only the fair features of the High School
English teacher. We Seniors as a body
do not have the privilege of being in any
of her classes altho some of the Senior
boys wanted to take English seven periods
a day. Miss Hauschildt is a teacher far
above par in her chosen work.
HOWARD D. HARVEY
Here is a man that is brimful and run-
ning over with x, y, z's, triangles, poly-
gons, parallelograms, etc. The only place
we can account for such a ready supply
of knowledge is the long, bushy, curly
hair. Sampson's strength was in his
hair, why not knowledge? Mr. Harvey
is a well informed and well educated
FLOYD M. ELLIOTT, B. Sc. Ph. B.
Once again has he been the unfortun-
ate. It has been to our delight that we
Seniors have two studies under Mr.
Elliott. The only real objection is he
knows his subjects and it is nearly im-
possible to get away with anything but
work with him. He is best of all good-
natured and an excellent instructor.
ALBERT F. DARBY, B. S., A B.
Mathematics and Economics.
Mr. Darby is doing only half time on
the teaching force, he himself being in
school at the University. We have not
the pleasure of Mr. Darby as an instruc-
tor but from reports he is thoroughly
fitted for his work.
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Nxuzs PAUL ADAM VIVIAN GERALDINE Toams MATHEW A. ROBENOLTE.
Boxwell Graduateg l. C. C. fDebateD 'I 5 Ada Grammar School 5 Beaver Dam Grammar Schoolsgrfreasurer
President Class of '16 Vivian, better licnown as "jake," is a B Class I6 d
- fine musician an secretary Class 'l6g eing a good shot an a good hunter,
A Sturdy Son of the soil' also noted for her ability to skip classes. he qualined as a "junior Gunmanf'
MERLE H. MERTZ RUTH C. SPELLMAN ' J. T. CUNNINGHAM
Ada Grammar Schools: Football, '15g Ada Grammar Schoolg Basket Ball '13, Ada Grammar Schools: Editor of Cn
Basket Ball, '15 and '16: Baseball '14, 'I5g Prophet Class of '16 Yor Hi, '16
'15: l. C. C., '15, A H , . . .
Business Manager, Cn Yor Hi,'I6 I n ezccellent example of Woman s We refuse to lncrlmlnate ourselves and
Rights. remam neutral as to our good or bad
Very apt at blushin . ' '
g q ualx tles.
R055 E, SANDERSON ELIZABETH IVICELROY PAUL D. SELLS
Ada Grammar Schools Ada Grammar Scilacqofls: Historian Class Ada Gramma6lSchoc2:ls: Vice-President
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Sanderson serves theclass as "Official . O ' Q l H U I ass
Nut," Especially noted for his ability Elizabeth is a quiet, unassuming little Dunk is the lucky owner of a fine
to "kid" the faculty. body and a Fine student. voice. We can safely predict a great
future for him.
WARREN K. STORER MARTHA MAY MINSHALL VERNER 0. VoGENn'z
Ada Grammar Schools: I. C. C., 'l4, 'l5: Ada Grammar Schools: Class Poet, '16 Westside, Iowa, High School: Football,
Football ,'I5: Joke Editor . . 'l5g Basket ball, 'I5 and I6
Cn Yer Hi '16 i Martha is capable of asking more fool- D l 1
' rsh questions per minute than any other Athletic editor Cn Yor Hi, '16, and a
He loves the ladies. girl we know. good pal.
MAUD GER-1-RUDE OGDEN- Eu E.. MAIN CLEAH VONDALE HENRY
Roanoke, Va., High School Boxwell Graduate: Football, 'I4 and 'I 5: Ada Grammar Schools
Maud is a good student, very quiet, Baseball' -1145 21:5 -liz: I' C' C" Cleah does not fall under the giant
but Willing to oblige. She is one of our class in stature, but nevertheless she is
glass pgetsl He picks out the little ones. lelapahli of expressing herself and securing
er ng ts.
DEAN S. FIELDS LAVONNE KATHRYNE Cox DATE Bonsu.
Benton Lake School , Mont.: Football Ada Grammar Schools Harrocl High School: Football, 'I5
"Sub," 'I5 . . . . .
I..aVonne is one of our tall Semor girls Keep your seats, please: it s only
Fair warning is hereby given for all to seldom known to be on time but very Boclell: he can't help it, neither can we.
flee when "Biskit" says, "When I was in active once there. -
MARIAN EDNA FRANKLIN CECIL M. RIDGEWAY MURIEL ELLEN FRANKLIN
Ada Grammar: Schools: l. C. C., 'I4 Ada Grammar Schools Ada Grammar Schools
Here is a rare combination of fun, good "Link" is the long end of our hunch. Muriel is a very pleasing and enter-
fellowship and mischief. From all indications Cecil has a bright taining reader. Success to her in her
future as an engineer. chosen field for she aspires to be a trained
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DAYLE D. SPAR FERN FREED MERWIN J. SMITH
Boxwell Graduate Newstark Schools Ada C'rammar.'?gh?fgS: Basket Ball'
Here, ladies and gentlemen, is indeed a F ern is the for sure short one, measuring "Smitty" is no laower in the physical
rare type of the human race, a modern a scant five feet. Fern is a good student sense of the word. But just let him get
Archimedes. and well liked by all. hold of a "Ford."
LAVAN WINKLER DONALD C. FRIEDLY EUNICE MCGUFFEY
McGuffey Schools Ada Grammar Schools: Football Sub, 'l5 lVlcGuffey Schools
Lavan came to us in our Senior year. Donald is a good musician and death Eunice is another of lVlcGuffey's fair
She is jolly, good natured and a loyal on the ladies. daughters. She has proven herself very
popular since her coming.
MARGARET FAYE MOORE LESTER CANDLER RACHEL IRENE HUGGETT
Boxwell Graduate: ,Basket Ball, 'l3, Bluffton and McC-uffey Public Schools Boxwell Graduate
I4' I5 ' Lester is another of our Senior year Irene is a daughter of the soil. Her
Faye is out for a good time and Ohl additions. Very quiet, and a student. kind ways have won for her a place in the
those eyes: they just won't behave. memories of all.
MABEL LEOTA LANTZ RALPH C. WILLIAMS EVA IRENE Pouwo
Ada Grammar Schools Raymond High School Bremen and Ada Grammar Schools
Mabel, alias "Dutch", is one of the prim Willie is the high-life model of ' l 6. l-le This blue-eyed golden-haired damsel
maidens of our class. From all indications has been by turns "Gunman," " Lady- will ease the pain of many for she intends
she would be a helpmate worth while if fusserg' and an expert repairman of "Big becoming a nurse. Success to you, Eva.
called into a. home of her own. Bens.
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HARRIET VERGON SMITH PAUL REED FIELDS HELEN MARIE Tx-xoMPsoN
Ada Grammar Schools Great Falls H. S., Mont., Football, '14, .Ada Grammar Schools
'I 5. Basket Ban '14 '15 1,6 Helen is an accomplished reader. She
Harriet is one of the mainstays of the ' - , ' ' expects to pursue this line as a life work.
Senior Class. An excellent musician, a An awful lady killer. Who knows but what we have a modern
true friend. Sarah Bernharclt among us.
ESTHEK ANNE MCELROY WARREN Z. LEONARD RUTH CLARK
Ada Grammar Schools Amity, O., High School i Boxwell Graduate
Don't worry about Mac, she'll be there Leonard was a stranger and we took Here is the heavy end of the female
despite the fact, "Oh, l've got so much him in. He is friendly and a booster but aggregation. It is impossible to be blue
work to do l clon't know what to do first." the way he treats a trombone is a shame. in the presence of Ruth's sunny face.
IVA LONG MILTON DEWEY SLussER EVA MARGARET WELSH
Boxwell Graduate Newstark High School 5 Baseball, '14, 'I5 Boxwell Graduate
Iva is another one of our fair country Dewey picks out the small ones. But Q Eva is a friend Of H.lakC,S" 0119 and
daughters. We are sure we have profited then valuables come in small packages. IHSCPHYHHC- This WO'-lld be a happy
by her agquaintanceg she is a true blue world if we could all be as goocl naturecl
Senior. and see the sunny side as Eva does.
Rossa R. DUNLAP BERNICE IRENE THUT Fosrlzn D151-11.
Ada Grammar Schools Newstark High School Newstark High Sfhool
Football, I4, I5
Roger is one of our main backers. Bernice is a good student, but my, how Foster was a power at an end on our
When problems of Hnance and work come flustered she can get in a recitation. .gridiron squad and sure death to math-
up, he is never lacking. ematics.
GLADYS LUCILE BRESLER LESTER D. LoNc 1 BLODWYN JONES
Dunkirk Grammar Schools: l. C. C. ,'l3 Boxwell Graduate McGuffey and Kenton Public Schools
"What we said in Physics will be little We used to have lots of fun punch- I' C' C" I3' 14'
remembered but what Gladys said can ing Lester in the ribs to see him Bloclwyn, tho clemure in stature, can
never be forgot." make faces. He is a friend worth having. certainly handle a " Henry."
CLEO ANNA SHANKS W. VER11. BALDWIN DAISY GAYNELL PORTER
Boxwell Graduate McGuffey A Crafton, Pa., High School
Cleo is an excellent stuclentg we could Veril is new to us but easily clisting- Daisy is exceedingly quiet but as a
profit by her example. As a teacher we uishecl by his high voice and his faultless result is always ready to make a reci-
are sure of her success. attire. tation.
CORA E. WoLF1.EY HAROLD E. BENNETT HAZEL SOLOMON
Newstark High School LaFayette, High School Ada Grammar Schools
She hails from Newstarklbut we like Bennett evidently goes on the theory of She, ladies and gentlemen, is a fiend
her nevertheless. She has been a val- "Wise little owl that lived in an oak for psychology, philosophy, and the var-
uable asset to the class. The more he saw the less he spoke ious Uologiesf' so beware.
The less he spoke the more he heard.
He is our student.
RUTH MAE CANTRELL JAMES HERBERT .IAMISON FRANCES LEONORE SHANKS
Ada Grammar Schools Ada Grammar Schoolsg Football, '13, 'l4g Boxwell Graduate
Ruth is our usphinxgu She is a, Very Baseball' 13, The other of the nSl'lB.l'1lCS SlSteI'S1H
able student and loyal to her class. He's the most "ornery" thing we pos- Frances is a Latin shark and ultimately
sessg and a gunman. will be a rival of Homer.
MABE1. WOLFROM H. CLAY lVlcGUFFEY FRANCES RUSSELL
Ada Grammar Schools McGuffey High School Ada Grammar Schools
M b I is a brunette and fair to look Another of lVIcGuffey's proud sons, the Frances is a genial companion. In
a Etudious uiet and unassuming town where that aromatic bulb, the fact, conversation is never lax if she is
upon' ' q ' "Onion" is cultured. r near. .
CARL V. I-IOLMAN ETHEL BARDELMEIER DELMAR J. SHADLEY
Ada Grammar Schools: Football, 'IQ '13, Ti 'i :Antwerp High School Alger High School
14' '53 Basket Ball' 13' 14' I5 She is a minister's daughter, but alas! Another lengthy Senior year addition.
An athlete of no mean ability. she has formed an uncanny desire for red Shadley is jolly and witty and we all like
Vmcn. M. MAY SARAH LOUELLA PHILLIPS MAURICE E. ELDER
Boxwell Graduate Beaverdam High School Ada Grammar Schools
Virgil is of the sterner sex but very Unlike the majority of her kind, Louella Elder is a son of the soilg he is not
quiet: he finds comfort in music for he is does not talk unless she has something to afraid of work and can be depended on,
an excellent violinist. say. A good violinist. I-le. too. is a violinist.
To the Class of 'l 6
lt has been my good fortune to be associated with the class of l9l 6, in the Ada
High School, for the past three years. During this time this class has not only
increased in numbers until it has become the largest class ever graduated from the
Ada High School, but it has also won the very highest regard of the High School
Faculty, for its good sense, devotion to duty, and its undaunted determination to
The call to the class room has been as a call to battle in the struggle for knowl-
edge ancl as a preparation for life.
l feel that l have been honored in having the opportunity to be one of the
teachers of this class for the past year. That your success in the future may be in
harmony withlyour record in school, and that all good things in life may come to the
class of I9l6 is the sincere wish of your superintendent and teacher.
WILLIAM ADD1soN STAGE
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History of Class of 1916
By ELIZABETH MCELROY
I t is impossible to look back on the star-lit vista of our class
I class History without realizing the immense value of those
radiant human lives that have gone to its making. And
indeed no class is more worthy of praise and admiration
than the class of l9l6--the largest and most brilliant class that
has ever graduated from Ada High School.
We began our school work, in the first grade under Miss
Bowers. The first few years of our school life were uneventful and
only the dim and happy memories of those days remain with us.
Having successfully finished our work in the eighth grade
under the guiding hand of that "ministering angel" Sadie Kirk-
patrick we entered High School: ever keeping in mind our
eighth grade motto, "We aim for the highest."
Our numbers were greatly increased in our Freshman year
by the entrance of the "country club"-Boxwell graduates of
whom we were justly proud. New links were formed in a golden
chain of friendship that was to extend throughout the years.
The first three years of our HIGH SCHOOL life were very
similar. The lnter-Class Contest was the most important event
of the year and a time of great rejoicing. We looked forward
eagerly to these contests and entered them with much joy, and a
little fear: how could we suffer defeat when the representatives of
our class were numbered among the most brilliant pupils in the
entire High School? Our success was varied but never did the
beloved Purple and Green suffer total defeat. In our Freshman
year we won the recitation but lost the short story. The next
year we tied in the recitation but lost the debate. As juniors
we won the debate but lost the oration.
Our Senior year was perhaps the happiest year of our school
life. We had reached the goal for which we had been striving
twelve years. Sanguine as youth is-still our fondest hopes did
not stretch onward to such a year. Class meetings, parties, and
commencement intensely occupied our minds practically ex-
cluding all other thoughts. Still as we worked hard we accom-
plished much, and probably did more this year toward spelling
that "mystic charm to knowledge" than we had in any of the
previous years of school life. V
A valuable addition to our class this year was the "McGuffey
quintet"-Lavon Winkler, Eunice McC-uffey, Clay McGuffey,
Lester Candler, and Veril Baldwin. Having absorbed all the
knowledge loose in McGuffey they decided to come to the larger
grazing ground of "classic Ada."
Date Bodell, the Charley Chaplin of our class, joined us at
the beginning of our Senior year 5 Date never allowed anything
to dampen his spirits.
ln addition to these we became acquainted this year with
Verner Vogenitz, Warren Leonard, Delmar Shadley, and Maud
Ogden. They immediately won the friendship of all the students.
Ethel Bardelmier-fun loving-Ethel, flitted into our midst
in our junior year. You would never suspect that she was a min-
ister's daughter. f
Merle Mertz has proved his business abilities by his efficient
management of our Annual. A more chivalrous young man could
not be found.
Tom Cunningham, the editor of our Annual, deserves much
praise. Tom made a striking figure as a ladies mang for when it
came to quantity Tom was all there.
Ruth Spellman or "Spots" with her black eyes and sunny
disposition, was without doubt the "idol" of our class.
Cleah Henry-bright, good- natured, and with a keen suscep-
tibility to joy will always remain enthroned in the hearts of her
Harriet Smith, besides being an excellent student, was one of
our best muscians. She usually spent her evenings with the clerk
of a local drug store.
Faye Moore, with her blue eyes and auburn hair, has inno-
cently been the cause of more than one heart break among the
Lavonne Cox is best remembered for the fact that she never
entered the class room on time: and like one other member of our
class, Martha Minshall, she never wanted for something to talk about.
Daisy Porter and Irene Hugget have been the best of friends
from their childhood on. We never saw one of them without the
other. The same can be said of Ruth Clark and Cora Wolfley.
Lester Long, Maurice Elder, jess Klingler, and Dewey Slusser
were four " sturdy sons of the soil " who crept likesnails unwillingly
Dean and Reed Fields, two cheerful, fun-loving students,
have made bright more than one dismal moment. Both loved
the out-of-doors better than the school-room.
Dayle Sparr was our artist. We never saw Dayle without a
camera or some kind of photographic apparatus.
Harold Bennet was a studious lad: and one need only to have
glanced at his countenance to know that his mind with its clear
strong intellect was habituated to patient, laborious study.
Virgil May and Louella Phillips were two excellent scholars
and accomplished violinists. '
Warren Storer educated in all the branches of "sociology"
was the modern "Paderewski" of the class of l9l6.
Herbert Jamison and Matt Robenolte were two happy-go-
lucky boys who determined even at the expense of five dollars and
and ninetyffive cents to keep the honor of the junior class. Need-
less to say, they entirely succeeded in their object.
Foster Diehl has done excellent work on the foot-ball field.
Golden haired Eva Poling and her inseparable friend, Esther
McElroy, were girls noted for their happy smiles and peace-
Ross Sanderson, express agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad,
was our dignified, personified, interrogation point.
Fern Freed, Bernice Thut, and Iva Long were three valuable
additions to our class from the "country club." '
Then there were the Franklin twins, two beautiful girls, who
have been known to talk fifteen minutes and not say anything.
The class of l9l6 has its story writers, rnost prominent being
Donald F riedly and Gladys Bressler. We would not be surprised
if Donald and Gladys would wake up some morning and like
"Byron" find themselves famous.
Ruth Cantrell, quiet, modest and with a wealth of black hair:
Mable Lantz, tall, dignified, and blue -eyed: and Mable Wolfrom,
friendly and handsome: these are girls who never talked much but
whose eyes have swept the whole horizon of duty, and whose po-
sitions'have been as stable as Gibraltar by the sea.
Cleo and Frances Shanks were two black-eyed rural maids
whgse well earned pre-eminence in their classes could not be de-
Frances Russel, unselfish, kind and cheerful was a fine mu-
sicianand beautiful singer.
Eva Welsh was a Boxwell graduate and came from that famous
place called "Crystal Lake." They say Eva still likes to play in
Helen Thompson, black-eyed and charming in every particu-
lar, enjoyed immense popularity among the students.
Paul Sells was a fine singer. He possessed a majestic and
sonorous voice that was the envy of all who heard him.
Rodger Dunlap joined our class in the seventh grade. He
always preserved a calm and impenetrable exterior that defied all
attempts to judge him.
Hazel Solomon, demure and dignified, was beyond doubt one
of the most admired and loved of our class mates.
Merwin Smith was a moderately studious, fun-loving, boy.
It would not be an untruth to say that he would rather do any-
thing else then study.
Vivian Tobias, handsome and high spirited, was a muscian
of no mean ability and one of the best liked girls in the entire High
ln a class of sixty-three members we had nearly everything re-
presented, so there was Blodwyn jones and Eli Main, the "long
and the short of it. " Blodwyn and Eli were warm friends.
Cecil Ridgeway joined our class in the seventh grade. I-le
possessed a strong intellect and a genial personality.
Last but not least was Paul Adam, our distinguished junior
and Senior class president. Paul goes down in History as one who
has always been upright and conscientious in handling all the dif-
ficulties thatarose in adjusting a class of sixty-three members.
Such is a very brief History of our class. Twelve years of
school life have flitted by-years full of happiness and the joy of
living. Youth will pass: its charms will vanish, but memory shall
not fail, when the years have passed by and we look back over the
path we have trod, we will then realize as we compare the past with
with present- that no years of our lives have been so happy as
those four years spent under the protecting banner of the Purple
and the Cold.
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The Power of an Ideal
By ELI MAIN -
6 Y! E are all Pilgrims joumeying toward the new and beautiful
C , city of the Ideal." Ideals, and not contentment, are the
wal of this life. Today's achievements and triumphs dic-
"" tate new struggles for tomorrow. The students of the Ada
High School, together with all the young men and women in this
great land of ours, can recline in the tent of satisfaction for one
night only: when the morning breaks we must fold our tents and
push on to some new achievement. That man is ready for his
burial robes only when he lets the present day laurels satisfy him.
The world is not built for sluggards. In it the lazy men are
kept constantly aroused, the dull men made active and the low
flying, miserable. Ideals above are the principal stimulants for
growth. The boy or girl who would succeed must establish high
ideals as guiding stars: without them their journey through life
will be but a mere wandering from one thing to another. Columbus
was impelled into the new world, rich in tropical treasures, by the
floating branches, the driftweecls, and the strange looking birds.
So by ideals, God lures men on toward the soul's undiscovered
Character is the greatest of all ideals. If we are to live an
ideal life our character must be irreproachable. The desire to seem
rather than to be is one of the faults of the age. Appearance too
often takes the place of reality. The stamp of the coin is' there,
the gold glitters, but after all it is worthlesswash. That person
who appears to be your best friend, may prove to be your worst
Men are daily escaping from the arms of the law, because they
appear to be what they are not. Many a poor, wretched, downtrod-
den soul is made to suffer the farthest extent of the law, while his
adviser, the real criminal, mingles with the best of society and is
looked upon as a respectable citizen. Reputation is often taking
the place of the ideal. Yet the latter has lost none of its worth and
is yet a priceless gem.
Endowed with a perception keen enough to discern the plans
of opposing generals, Napoleon could see but one road to immor-
tality: the path which led through battle-fields and marshes wet
with human gore: over rivers of blood and streams of tears that
flowed from the eyes of orphans and widowed mothers. Talent, gen-
ius, power, these he had but character he had none. Character is
the gift of an unseen power. In this respect we are not creatures
of circumstance. Special genius and talent may be the gift of
nature, position in society the gift of birth, respect may be bought
with wealth: but no one nor all 'df these can give character.
Character is a slow but sure growthto which every thought and
action lends its aid. We are daily forming the channels in which
our purposes are to flow in after life. There is character formed
by our associations with each other, by every aspiration of heart,
by every thought which flies on its lightning wings through the
dark recesses of the brain. "Young man, as you start in life,
regard character as a capital, much surer to yield full returns
than any other capital, unaffected by panics, and failures, fruitful
when all other investments lie dormant, having as certain promise
in present life as in the life which is to come," '
Stand by your own character and others will come to your aid.
Successful men owe more to their charaacter than to their natural
powers, their friends or the favorable circumstances around them.
There cannot be better examples of true manhood than a study
of the characters given in the lives of our two patriots, whose
names are on the lips of every true American citizen, the one the
father of our land, the other the preserver of her dignity, welfare,
and honor. What inspiration must need thrill the ,hearts of all who
speak the names of Washington and Lincoln. Both were born
of Providence for the great work entrusted to themg both early
became acquainted with the responsibilties and hardships of life,
and both founded a charatcer whose foundation was laid deep
in the purest truths of morality. A character which was strong
enough to withstand the terrors of war and the tranquillity of
peace. Thus did they win the hearts of a grateful people and an
undying respect of ninety millions of true worshipers of the
faithful. Such are the men whom artists and sculptors have
striven to portray on canvas and in marble for a perpetual stimula-
tion of American ideals.
Let us each day gather some new truth and by so doing es-
tablish our lives more firmly upon principles which are eternal.
Let us be loyal to our friends and sincere in all our actions so that
when we at last come face to face with our Maker we will not be
found guilty of double dealing. Let us guard every thought
and action that they may be pure and let us mold our lives more
nearly in the likeness of that Perfect Model who taught us "Do
unto others as you wish to be done by."
We will then be forming a background will be a fit
surface upon which to inscribe the noblest and achieve-
ments, a character which can bring nothing success, perhaps
not in the material things of life but in a sense, that which
elevates mankind far above the selfish, pleasure-seeking, immoral
drift of society. I
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By RUTH SPELLMAN
' HE. year I926 finds me a librarian in the city of Chicago
Daily many persons come and go some never return
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alfa others to come again so often that.l would learn to know
them. In this position I came in contact with many
different types of people, the frivolous and the serious, the novelist
and the scientist, and meeting these different types every day
I had learned to know their different characters and the different
books they would want.
One day my attention was drawn to a little grayhaired lady
dressed in plain black silk, who asked for the book entitled "Pene-
trating Another World." I was greatly surprised at her choosing
this book, for the book itself, its author a famous medium, was
never called for and besides I had fully suspected the old lady
of wanting Pilgrim's Progress or some book of that kind.
The old lady came again and again for similar books until I
grew curious and wondered who she really was and where she
lived. I became so interested that my interest grew into a deter-
mination to know who and what this little old lady was, with her
queer taste for books. I actually read some of the books which
she had called for and which explained how certain persons who
possessed the faculty of placing themselves in relation, thru the
intermediary of some object, with unknown and often very
One day when she came I drew her into a conversation and
found her well-read and exceedingly intelligent along metaphysical
questions. We had many little talks after this about divine
power of seeing visions and in time she revealed to me much of
her lonely and visionary past.
"I think by this time you will be interested in a treasure
I have at home, "said the old lady on one of her visits to the
library, after I had been telling her how interested I had been in
one of her books, "and if you will come tomorrow," she continued,
"I will show it to you." And now I thot the time had come when
I would know all about my strange friend.
The next day I called on my queer friend in her little home
around the corner and discovered her treasure to be one of those
wonderful crystal balls thru which she as a medium was able to
see visions of the future and the present.
I was anxious to know if I could see anything in the ball, so
when she had related to me its history and had told me to concen-
trate all my faculties both conscious and subconscious on the ball
and what I was to see, I looked in.
For a long time I could see nothing: then dark objects began
to appear and to form a picture and I beheld the Congressional
Hall filled with men eagerly listening to a debate between two
men. The man just finishing speaking is no other than Merle
Mertz, and who seems to be making his old time remonstrance,
"Just wait a minute please." I recognize the other by his size to be
Tom Cunningham. The two are noted for their famous debates.
The scene changes to the Metropolitan Opera I-louse in New
York City and I behold Paul Sells, singing before an admiring
audience. I-Ie is accompanied by two violinists, Louella Phillips
and Maurice Elder. Their fame is so great that kings and queens
beg them to play for them. .
In the next picture I behold a great multitude of people all
straining their necks to gaze at a small black speck in the sky,
The speck grows larger and larger and turns out to be Merwin
Smith, the wonderful inventor of electric wings, on which he is
able to fly anywhere. I recognize another familiar face, Dayle
Sparr, a photographer taking pictures of Merwin's flight.
The white, sanitary walls of a hospital rise up and I see
Dr. Cecil Ridgeway performing an operation: he is attended by
two nurses, Muriel Franklin and Frances Russel. To my horror
I discern the patient to be Mathew Robenolte, who while working
in his chemical laboratory had been seriously wounded.
A mining district of Montana appears in the ball and two
miners approach carrying canary birds in cages and with miner's
lanterns fastened to their hats. The miners are Reed and Dean
Fields who are rejoicing over having just discovered gold.
The next scene is one of wild disorder, confetti is being
thrown, whips and balloons are being waved about, and Hoky
Poky Ice Cream Candy is being sold by the hundred dollars
worth, I perceive Delmar Shadley selling Kracker jack at the
Hardin County Fair. From another quarter Eli Main has just
won the prize for having the largest pumpkin in the lot, and he
and Blodwyn, now his wife, are carrying off the prize. Donald
Friedly, champion jockey, is seen coming in first in the horse race
while Foster Diehl, Warren Leonard, Dewey Slusser, and Lester
Long are looking on cheering at the tops of their voices and be-
tween races talking over their crops and stock.
This hurly-burly scene changes gradually to one of solemnity
and order. In a great tabernacle Date Bodell is holding evange-
Iistic meetings and by his uncommon powers of speech is having
great success: he is being assisted by Veril Baldwin, singer, and
Cleo Shanks, pianist.
At a Farmers' Institute in Ada, Ohio, Paul is presiding,
Vergil May is delivering a lecture on "Electric Implements for
the Farm," He is followed by an address by Mrs. Dewey Slusser,
who used to be Fern Freed.
At the university I find Hazel Solomon directing a large class
of girls in domestic science. Cleah Henry is teaching mathe-
matics and is considered one of the best authorities on the subject
in the United States.
In front of a leading Drug Store I see three of my old class-
mates, all of whom are now happily married: Harriet Smith,
who has given up her musical career: Vivian Tobias, who is home
from Chicago visiting her parents, and Helen Thompson, now a
The familiar scenes of Ada change but not so quickly but
that I catch a glimpse of a sign which reads, "Carl Holman,
Physician 6: Surgeon: Ross Sanderson, Funeral Director.
Then something awful happened in the ball. I behold men
and women fighting in the street, blows are being struck, stones
are being thrown. Policemen arrive and stop the fight by captur-
ing the leaders, Faye Moore and Ruth Clark, suffragists running
for office in Kenton.
A small country church appears out of the scramble and I
behold Ruth Cantrell entering. She is to be married for the
fourth time and doesn't seem to be very much excited over this
On a farm adjoining, Iva Long is living a contented life as
a farmer's wife. Eva Poling also lives not far away. In south-
ern Ohio I see Ethel Bardelmier at a big circus showing two red-
headed children the elephants. Inside the big tent I discover
Lester Candler starring as Slim jim, and Verner Vogenitz the
leading acrobat, still smiling his inimitable smile. The picture
blurs and he seems to be falling but as I see clearer he is simply
making a great jump.
In the East again I discern LaVonne Cox entertaining a large
party of friends at a theater party. The party is in honor of her
old friend and class mate Bernice Thut, now a well-known maga-
zine writer. On the big electric sign in front of the theater
Marian Franklin's name is emblazoned as the leading lady.
Among the flowers and sunshine of California Maude Ogden,
sculptor and artist, with the play-wright, Gladys Bresler, live
in a little bungalow, inspired by their beautiful surroundings.
Here too, Roger Dunlap is rivaling Luther Burbank in his wonder-
ful plant productions.
In Utah, Cora Wolfley is doing home missionary work among
In Chicago Eva Welsh is typist for Henry Clay McC-uffey
who is the president of a great syndicate controlling the great
onion marsh south of Ada. While I look a slender red-haired
woman enters the office and by her actions I recognize Lavan
Winkler as Clay's wife.
A great house appears, fireplaces, tapestries, and I see
Martha Minshall seated before the Hreplace in a huge leather
chair. Martha has married that fellow whom she said a long time
ago, was just lousey with money. She is entertaining her rich
neighbor Eunice Mccruffey.
A great stretch of snow and ice appears in Alaska. Warren
Storer is constructing a tunnel under Bering Strait. As I watch,
a minister of the gospel approaches clad in heavy furs. From in-
side the fur collar, I make out the face of Harold Bennet, our
In an uprising in the Philippines, Herbert Jameson is restoring
peace and gaining a name of hero for himself.
At a teachers state convention in Ohio I discover Daisy
Porter, Esther McElroy, Mabel Wolfrom and Mabel Lantz.
Following close to this picture I see Elizabeth McElroy as a
settlement worker among the poor whites in Tennessee, dearly
loved for her loving and quiet ways. '
Farther south Irene I-Iugget is the owner of a big cotton plan-
tation and is living in ease and luxury. Frances Shanks is becom-
ing wealthy as Irene's manager and superintendent.
Then the picture and everything goes black, I seem to be
falling thru space, till with a crash I regain consciousness still
standing before the crystal ball. It is the same as before only
looking in I can see nothing. The old lady is beaming at me, with
loving eyes, thinking now at last she has a sympathizer and
friend, and I smile back at her, glad that I have had the pleasure
of seeing my old classmates, and of knowing what they are doing
but I know that never again will I be able to see anything in the
ball: my power is gone.
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V1 E the class of l9l6 being in sound state of mind and body,
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possessions while strength remains, do hereby make,
k publish and declare this our last will and testament.
First: To future generations we will and bequeath the High
School Building, together with out best wishes for their success
in years to come.
Second: To our eldest sister, the Class of l9I 7, we will and
bequeath our position as Seniors in Ada High School, trusting
ghat they uphold the honor of the place as we heretofore have
Third: To our best loved and sympathetic sister, the Class
of l9l8, we will and bequeath the valuable experience which we
attained during our strenuous High School career.
Fourth: To our dear baby sister, the Class of l9l9, we will
and bequeath our ardent desire to be Seniors, also that which will
be the best for their general good and welfare, the motto, "Work,
Fifth: To Classes of the future, we will and bequeath our
musty and antique High School Library, which in past years
has been more seen than read. If they should have no use for it,
it shall revert to the Chicago Art institute to be displayed as a
Sixth: To the Board of Education, we address an earnest
petition that they purchase some badly needed supplies for the
A. H. S. laboratory, namely, three test tubes, a Bunsen burner
and four ounces of mercury.
Seventh: To H. T. O. Blue we return his progressive philos-
Tlphy of life theory as it is the only other valuable possession we
Eighth: To our three sister Classes we will the love of our
Superintendent, Wm. A. Stage, which he showered upon us in
And now having disposed of our most valuable property, we
hope all heirs, assignees and others will be content and not revile
Signed and sealed by the class of l9l6 this 3d day of March,
Nineteen Hundred and Sixteen.
To the Class of l9l6:
It is a pleasure to greet you at this season of your lives.
You have arrived at your High School Commencement. Do
rrany of us realize how truly it is a commencement for you?
You have just completed your so-called Preparatory Educa-
tion. Has it prepared you for anything? Have you made the
best of it? Can you use it?
No class of young people ever had more glowing prospects
than you have at this time. Most of this particular class will
have the opportunity of attending a University. What does that
mean to each of you?
The world never needed trained young men and women more
than it does at this time. Every field of endeavor is open before
you. There are no limits to your chances. What are you going
to do with your talents?
You will receive all kinds of advice. You will hear all kinds
of warnings. You will feel all kinds of influences. When all
is said, you must decide what advice you will accept. You must
choose to which warning you will listen. You must recognize
your greatest opportunities. You must determine what influences
you will heed.
Your class is to be congratulated upon your achievements.
It is no mean task to complete a High School course. Your
diploma really represents four years of earnest, faithful work.
Again l congratulate you upon what you have done, and wish
for you only the best during the remainder of your lives.
joe H. HILL.
4 Spoon Oration
By M. A. ROBENOLTE
W ONORABLE Juniors Classmates and Friends- lt 's
, Q, with a feeling of both gratitude and responsibility that
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I attempt tonight when the class of l6.1s in the act
"'t""" of bidding a final farewell to the Ada High School, to
present this new but honored spoon to the honorable class of
'l7: and to dedicate it to this new year of its wordly existence
in the possession of the Senior Class of the near future.
This strange device of honor should be handed down from
senior class to senior class with the utmost sincerity and feeling,
taking into consideration the magnificent and noble class of 'I6
which caused its origin and famous existence, for the good of the
classes which leave the noble palace of education to continue
upon life's wearisome journey.
This honored spoon may well represent the long wearisome
journey because it will witness defeat, victory, hardships and
luxury during its long weary travels, and it should always be
cherished as a real instrument by which education is given in
With the utmost sincerity at heart of this occasion we should
compare the abilities, triumphs, and defeats of these two classes,
but to take such a step implies strong contrast to emphasize the
differences existing: in fact, to speak plainly, they may be com-
pared as the weakness of stunted mentality is compared with the
impregnable strength of Gibraltar. But to speak of specific
instances. We will take the mental capacity of the juniors they
being slow, mentally, and dwarf-like physically resting upon an
unstable basis. Next we may compare them as to their athletic
ability. Their representatives upon the gridiron have been few
indeed. They lending but three men as their share, while the
Seniors can boast of nine strong and sturdy warriors who helped
to preserve upon the athletic field the honor of our much cherished
institution, the Ada High School. Upon the basket ball team
they could boast themselves of one lone man while the class of ' I 6
supplied four regulars and two substitutes to the noble cause.
Does not this answer the question as to who has taken the initia-
tive and actually delivered the goods in preserving the honor of
Probably the only thing which the junior class can recall
with gladness is the surrendering of this spoon, this emblem of
education to more worthy classmen than themselves: and if ever
a class was in need of such a device it is certainly the junior
aggregation. In truth, it may be used to administer some solutions
which are necessary to help them out of a mental stupor to which
they are subject. These solutions may be soothing syrup, malted
milk, or the elixir of real mentality, I know not, But then it
is very doubtful if any such material should remain to do any
good considering the make up of the class as a whole.
After considering all this, we may go on much farther to
say that the year l9l6 will be one of the most noted in the history
of the world, for soon we will see the establishing of peace in
Europe, the mighty steps in our preparedness plan and the grad-
uation of the Ada. High Seniors from the portals of the local seat
of learning. How can one conceive of three more noted and
remarkable events in any historical epoch.
But friends, listen to meg the secret of this pleasing con-
dition is practically the spirit and make up of the great class I
have the honor to represent tonight. There are many individual
stars, whose deeds will someday be regarded as positive authority
and of kingly distinction. If the class of l9l6 is already noted
for such great events, what will be our record in a few years?
In the history of the whole world there has never been a greater
call for Men and Women of great ability than at this time, but
I say that the deficiency will soon cease when the members of the
class of '16 go out and grasp the opportunities offered them. We
cannot herewith mention the great ability of our Senior girls,
because every one is a marvel along some particular line.
In going this far I have only considered the differences of
these two classes but now let us consider the connections. It
would be against all rules of popular majority to call ourselves
sister classes, but why not call ourselves brothers? We have
received essentially the same common training and have all been
benefited by the ardent labors of our teachers, we have pulled
together against all common enemies: all supported and been
cheered by athletic victories. It is said a divided house cannot
stand, thus we in common have been the closest friends, because
.a friend is our greatest and most costly possession. He must be
won by a true heart and an attitude for the good of one another:
especially is this true with some of our Senior boys toward our
lower class women. Enemies are made in seconds while friends
must be made in a whole lifetime, therefore the losing of a true
friend would be a costly sacrifice from our noble personality.
Think of the great strife that is existing across the sea, brother
against brother and friend against friend. Would it not be a step
in advance for the welfare of both Cod and man, if they were all
friends working for the common good of one another? Then,
Brother Juniors, let us be friends while we have the great oppor-
tunity: and then considering ourselves as friends, our relationship
should be the closest possible. We should all work for the com-
mon cause of one another. Encourage our fellow man and help
our brothers solve their problems, which come before them on
every hand. Honorable opponent, let us here upon this eventful
day of our life, which time we can sadly say is one when we are
about to pass out the iron gates of the beloved old brick edifice
for the last time, and still considering ourselves a part of that
noble institution, forgive and forget the deeds of rivalry on athletic
field and debating forum.
If I have caused any wounded hearts or infringed upon the
good will of any one here this evening, I ask that the occasion of
my speech make amends for such disorders as may occur.
Now to return to the predominating object of my speech,
this device of honor, and education, this dear old knowledge
feeder as the class of l9l6 passes forever beyond the Archways
of beloved old Ada High, let this spoon be a nucleus of love
centered upon you and also a reminder of the great class which
has led and exerted a great influence upon you in governing your
Ideals and also to inspire you and encourage you to accomplish
greater and more notable deeds keeping in mind-
That shame from no conditions rise
Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
By DATE. BODELL
HAKESPBARE once wrote a book entitled,' "As You
Ey..,35,l Like lt, but rny work has a name such as this, As You
Like It Not. ' When you come into the world you
' ' know not what you are here for and you do not know
when you will pass away. Why cannot such a world be regulated
so that some of the great and noble ones can live forever. If l
were to create a world it would be the same old world and not be
changing at all times. Some think that the greatest part of this
world is to live in Ada. It is like a well: the more you pump out
of it the drier it becomes. It resembles the man without a country
here because it had no place else to exist and the people stay in
it because they cannot get out of this place of solitude.
Although the town cannot be helped it has great things in
itg for instance, the Ada High School. Now this is classed as a'
High School but it is like the boy's grammar--it was wrong,
It is a huge structure composed of rooms, in one of which you can
End more kinds of animals than were ever seen at a circus. About
two hundred different species of the ape and the monkey, all to-
gether striving for the same thing, education. I never saw such
a Ventilating system. They blow hot air up 'through large pipes
into this room. No wonder the people are so hot-headed. If
cold air was only blown into the room, it would be better. Then
they keep the windows all shut for fear they will lose some of the
precious hot air, when it is available every place you go. To
secure an education you must roam upstairs, downstairs, here
and there, not long enough to get a good look at the rooms, but
nevertheless, you get your sheep skin and out into the world
you go knowing nothing.
But wait, consider the causes. First: the sweet little school
board, and Second: the over-estimated faculty. Glance at
our faculty for a few seconds. T. O. Blue, whose initials
actually stand for "Hurry Through Our Books." He is the
principal. The principal of note books and transcendental
philosophy which amounts to about thirty cents half spent. He
has an absent minded bunch of students. Can you consider the
cause? His new rules and laws will be published as soon as they
can be gotten together. W. A. Stage is our superintendent. He
is noble in stature but how about his teaching capacity? Some
great men use polished regularity. This, Mr. Stage uses in his
grammar but only forafew short sentences. He explains things
to the history class in such a way that they must believe them.
He talks about things which really could happen. Mr. F. M.
Elliott is the volcanic teacher. He makes a great eruption on
his classes but after that, he is the same as before he told them
that the earth rolled on wheels, and Physics and Chemistry must
be studied to be gotten. Miss Hauschildt who has the sweetest
and cunningest voice in school, actually holds her puplis' attention
for forty minutes straight hand running, but attention without
effects is nothing. The rest have either grown lean and thin,
curly headed or gray-haired, due to the methods by which they
try to act as teachers.
The teachers are not the sole cause, for the classes must be
thought of as a cause.
The Freshmen are crazy,
The Sophomores are insane.
The Juniors are thick-headed.
But the Seniors, they give pain.
Yes, the Seniors are the Birdies. There are about sixty-
five of them that are actually obnoxious, ridiculous, indiscreet
and irresistible. The class is made up of Cornfeds, City Brakes,
Parasites and Know-lt-Alls. Heredity shows up in this class's
work more than any of the former years. I mean in their work,
and afterwhile they become living parasites. Some are so smart
in this class that they have either quit until the teachers have
caught up or graduated on their own accord, but requirements
were insufficient and they returned to High for a thorough course
in "Back Work." It is said a poor beginning makes a good
ending. The teachers only hope that an end will rush to the
rescue of this class before many years to come. But this is the
simplest class and silliest bunch to graduate from A. H. S. that it
has ever turned out. If the class does not give the school a
reputation, I lose my guess.
When they leave this school they will be met by the great
college of N. U. It is actually large enough to cover a block
and is within distance of any one living in this part of United
States. It has a very thorough system as you can take anything
from chalk to lickings. It is the biggest little college in this part
of Hardin County at the present census. No guess about it,
it is the simplest and most irritating college with work everywhere
you go. I suppose you will have to patronize such a place but if
you can get to where there is a real college, I advise you to take
Class of ' l 6
By MAUD OGDEN and MARTHA M1Nsi-:ALL
We have come together here tonight
For the victorious closing of our High School fight,
A fight that was fought for the sake of learning,
The things that will help us in Life's long journeying.
But we alone have not won this great fight,
For our teachers have labored both day and night,
To clear up the path and make the way bright
That leads to the goal with an unwavering light.
Our superintendent, with stateliest mien,
Has molded our thoughts with knowledge serene,
And when in our lives we meet a great test,
His scholarly words will always prove best.
Our principal's ideals, we always shall find
Will be a great force in guiding our minds '
To things that are high and noble and pure:
By these lofty ideals our way is secure.
And by our Latin teacher's gentle hand i
We have wandered afar through many a land,
And from her we have gleaned a lesson so true,
That patience and kindness will carry u through.
Oh, yes, there is Elliott, we cannot forget,
For we have not mentioned his qualities yet,
just Mr. Elliott, that's all we can say,
He cheers up our school work in his jolly, good way.
When the raging waters round Noah's ark were o'er
God looked from heaven upon our dripping shore,
And that a hope into earth's waning life might gleam,
He sent an angel to paint a rainbow on the sky's blue screen.
When this was done, He saw its wondrous shades,
Perceived the fragrance from earth's refreshened glades:
He mixed the glories of the rainbow with the fragrance from
And thus by a thought divine, created a flower fair.
This very flower which they called sweet pea, One-nine-one-six and
That it is best To be and not to seem.
then a teen
We have taken as our emblem and shall always t to be, Makes the best class that ever was seen
just as cheerful, just as radiant, and shall always deem For in years to come we all shall try
" " To live up to our standards of Ada High
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Closing Events of Our Senior Year
- J" ,- HE last lnter-Class Contest which we as a class will ever
Eg' Q attend now belongs to the things that were. This year's
alia contest was one of the best held here since its organiza-
' T D ' tion. Due to the class spirit and the cooperation on the
part of the faculty, the high school as a whole and the various com-
mittees, the success of the contest lies. The Seniors were especial-
ly fortunate in winning both their numbers this year, showing
a clean pair of heels to the Freshies for the short story, likewise
to the juniors for the oration. The remaining results are as
follows: Debate won by juniors while the recitation was cap-
tured by the Sophomores. Immediately following the judges'
decision a most abundant banquet was served to the students
in the basement of the building, this, of course, being the most
important item on the program. How much better it is to peace-
ably settle class differences with words than with the old time
degrading and dangerous class fights and flag days.
This year after much debate and incidentally minor fusses
a new type of Class day exercises were adopted, in order to relieve
the formality of the occasion and not impose on a few the duty of
representing the class. It is only as the Cn Yor Hi goes to press
we have learned of this change which promises to be interesting
and a credit to the Class if all cooperate. With sixty-six mem-
bers and equally as many opinions any achievement of such a
body is really worth while. We are glad to see the Class of 'I6
shake off tradition and venture out for themselves. This world is
becoming truly more democratic and it is necessary that young
people be taught to mingle with the "motley throng," and put
the shoulder to the wheel of humanity. Other High Schools have
attempted and achieved success and renown for this type of
program. It offers a chance for originality and uniqueness which
if given the proper attention and support may be developed to
an unlimited degree of perfection.
Another event which has for the first time fto the writer's
knowledgel been brot to Ada is the annual meeting of the North
Western Ohio Oratorical Association in which are represented
seventy-five High Schools from fourteen different counties. The
winner of the contest, which as the name suggests, is mainly
Oratorical, must deliver an oration adjudged by disinterested
parties to be the best from all standpoints of composition, rhetoric
and public speaking. Three medals are awarded to those first
three having the highest grades. The contest being held in the
town represented by the winner the following year. It was our
good fortune thru the able oratory of Paul C. Mathews to have the
contest this year which will occur May fifth, nineteen hundred
sixteen. This is an honor of no mean worth sought by many and
obtained by few. Now, then, let the High School and Public
show the visitors a good time and our appreciation of their at-
tendance will not only boost Ada still farther but have an economic
effect upon the town and college as well.
A year ago this coming May an organization was perfected
known as the Alumni Association of the Ada High School. This
is a project worth while and should be given unfailing support
and encouragement by the old graduates and all possible should
be done to secure the support of the new graduates. This year
the association has taken steps to further perfect its organization.
The first annual reception to the Senior Class is to be inagurated
so that the new graduate is at once taken into the organization
which plan will steadily swell its numbers. This reception then
is to be followed by the annual banquet of the association. We
hope that a new lease on life may be granted the enterprise.
However trivial it may seem now, as the years roll by it will be
looked forward to with great expectation on the part of its mem-
bers who are far away from the old home and school. Let us
CONCERNING THE SENIORS,
Northwestern Ohio Oratorical High School colors, Purple and
Contest, May 5, l9l6. gold.
Baccalaureate Sermon, May I4,
Class Day Exercises, May l7,
Commencement Exercises, May
Alumni Reception, May l9,
Alumni Banquet, May 25, l9l6.
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Senior Class Colors, Purple and
Class Motto, "To be and not
Class Flower, Sweet pea.
Number of Senior Girls,
Number of Senior Boys, Thirty
lnter-Class Contest l-ligh School Auditoriuln
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Music ..... P ......... ........ . . . ....,. ..... H ICH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
Invocation ...... .................. A .................. , ..........,........
Music .......... , ..............................,. HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
Debate: Rerolved, That the United States Should Increase Her Naval Defense
Equal to that of the Greatest World Power.
Afiirmative .................... Roscos KLINGLER, HAROLD I-IARMAN
Piano Duet ,........ .............. W ILMA MCGINNIS, KATHERINE SPELLMAN
Negative. . . ........,.....,.... LOWELL SNYDER, MERLE AGIN
Trio .,.......,... .... E DNA RUNSER, EUNICE SMITH, NAOMI MCELROY
Short Story ..... ..............,................... R UTH BREWER
Piano Solo ...... ............ ................. D o ROTHY AMES
Short Story ..... .... .... . . . ............ LAVONNE Cox
Vocal Solo ..... ...........,.................. K ATHERINE DANNER
Reading .... ...................,..........,., ' ' ..... FREDA SPEER
Trio ....,, ..... H ARRIET SMITH, RUTH SPELLMAN, VIVIAN ToB1As
Reading .... ................................... L ors MATHEWS
Vocal Solo .... .............,................. L UCILLE ANSPACH
Oration ..... .... R ALPH WILLIAMS
Piano Solo. , ....... KHIVA HARVEY
Oration ......... .............. E LI MAIN
Vocal Solo ........ .............. P AUL SELLS
Music .............. ..,.. H ICH ScHooL CHORUS
Decision of Judges A
History of Ada High School Orchestra
HE High School Orchestra was organized in the year l9l6
with the following members playing their respective
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If M parts Director Hazel Dobbins Pianist Khiva Harvey,
First Violin, Louella Phillips, Lowell Snyder, Maurice
Elder, Virgil May, John Wellsg Cornet, Mark Shanklin, Carl
Klingler, Merle Agin, Paul Poling: Clarinet, Donavan lsham:
Second Violin, Mary Cotner, Mildred Ames, jesse Klingerg
Trombone, slide, Warren Leonard, Donald Friedly: valve, Roscoe
Klingler, Mark Myers: Traps, Stanley Miller.
At present the Orchestra is accompanying the chorus singing
of the entire High School at the regular chapel exercises. This
work from the Orchestra adds much "pep" to the program of the
hour. The public performances of the Orchestra thus far have
been limited to-The Washington's Birthday, Program of the
High School, The Reception at the Church of Christ, and The
Miss Dobbins-fafter reception at Disciple Churchj Virgil
won't it be awfully lonesome going Qhome all alone?
Virgil-fdoubtfullyj Why,-er-yes, rather.
After Inter-Class Contest-Orchestra bunch walking home.
The Girls-Well, here's the turn, we must take Louella home.
Maurice-Well, l've got all I can do to take myself home.
At a social gathering. A
One girl to another-What's the matter with your hand?
The girl-Why, Jesse squeezed it so hard.
Miss Dobbins-Say, automobiles are line things, arent' they?
When I get a man he'll have one. .
jesse-There, John, is your chance.
Qohn looks very favorable,
I Miss Dobbins-l should say not. l'm not ready to start a
kindergarten yetl' s
To the Class:
The graduating class of l9l6 of the Ada High School deserves
commendation for their record now nearing completion. It
requires effort and toil to acquire even a High School education
today, and while the public may never know or appreciate the
actual sacrifice and cost in time and work to each pupil who
completes a High School course of study, yet they do know what
a High School education stands for in American life today.
Too frequently an education is measured by its commercial
value and not suflicient emphasis is placed upon its power to
develop character, and promote good citizenship. More credit
should be given those young men and women of America, who by
being in earnest and having a sincere purpose have completed
the prescribed course of study. The graduate of a High School
at the present time will tell you he desired such an education,
because of its worth, not because he was compelled to conform to
some standard or law, before he was entitled to continue some
advanced course of study.
If this is not the spirit of the graduate it should be, and
members of the Class of l9l6, I am glad to congratulate
you for your fidelity and sincerity in thus passing a very im-
portant milestone in your life's journey, and just as you have
thus far attained this degree of success, my earnest hope is that
continued success may ever crown all the efforts of every member
of the graduating class of the Ada High School of the year l9l6.
H. T. O. BLUE.
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History of the Junior Class
By MArzJoRIE WARREN i
' '-' HE first Monday of September in the year l9I3 A D.,
V- -s, dawned bright and fair all Nature smiled and was glad.
The reason for this phenomenon was that on that sunny
' 5 day forty-six members of the Class of Nineteen Seven-
teen entered upon their High School careers as Freshmen.
So bright they were, and so very, very "freshl"
I Who could tell what great geniuses lay hidden in the promising
Perhaps here was a Patrick Henry, a George Washington, a
Henry Ford, or even possibly another Professor Stage?
It was in this year that Ruth Snyder revealed to the rest
of the world the hidden talent of the class by winning against
the Seniors the short story honors on the night of the lnter-Class
Contest. On that evening too the Freshman pennant was unfurled
athwart the dome of heaven, or rather let down through a hole
in the ceiling of the assembly room.
As this year drew to a close, we, the members of the Class
of Nineteen Seventeen, having stepped blithely up one more
round of the ladder of learning, became Sophomores. A few
members, it is truefmust have misjudgecl the distance of the step,
or else were looking the wrong way and stepped down, for the class
now numbered only forty-one.
Our Sophomore year was a memorable one from the fact that
the Sophomore Hag of red and green floated proudly over the
building. At least five members of the Class of Nineteen Sixteen
will agree that the best way to remove a Hag from the school
building is NOT by shooting at it. The only thing which was hit
was a town ordinance.
Qn the night of the Inter-Class Contest, Pauline Edwards
was victorious over the Freshmen in the, recitation.
Junior year opened however finding us all disconsolate over
the loss of our teacher, Miss Souder, who had so laboriously
taught us that "unity, coherence and emphasis" had some relation
to "English" What that relation was or is, not one member of
the class is able to state today. Maybe in another year we
might have learned. How sad! Altho we lost Miss Souder we
gained Miss Hauschildt who impressed upon us the importance of
being able to speak in public. For this purpose the "Current
Events" exercises have given us such ability that we are now
capable of addressing any audience. i
We learned this year under Mr. Blue that it is impossible
to make a century out of thirty years, and also that ua hint to
the wise is sufficient." A music class was organized this year
under Miss Dobbins, and a marked improvement is shown over
our singing of a few months ago. The forty-five members of the
present music class can sing "do" in forty-five different tones at
the same time, which is all that ought to be expected of any
class. The juniors also excel particularly in singing "rests."
By taking the average of the Junior Class it is found that
the model girl is a little over sixteen years old. She is five feet,
five inches tall, and weighs one hundred and ten pounds. Her
eyes may be gray, blue, brown or hazel. Her hair varies between
light and dark brown. The model boy is just a trifle older.
His height is Five feet, six and one-half inches. He weighs one
hundred and twenty-five pounds. His eyes are brown. blue, or
President . ............... HAROLD HARMON
V ice-President ......... ROBERT MCWILLIAMS
Secretary ....... ......... R UTH SNYDER
Treasurer .... .... ,I Essi: KLINGLER
Historian . . , . ..... MARJoRriz WARREN
Class Edilor ............... RALPH WILLIAMS
By RALPH WILLIAMS
Faye Moore-I smell tobacco smoke.
Orville Baughman-Maybe some one's been smoking.
A note confiscated by a smart Junior reads as follows: "For-
give me, Harold, and I will never do it again."
Everett Buchele-Ruth Snyder said she got 60 in Geometry.
Harold Harmon-l wouldn't believe one word she says.
What makes the Juniors Famous.
Roscoe Klingler is noted for his extreme avoirdupois,
manly brow and his scientihc rrarmer of appealing to Blue in
History class. Lucile Anspach, the class actress, who can make
everyone look when she walks up the aisle and who is also noted
for her chumminess.
Mr. Blue, in History class-Why are the Middle Ages know
as the Dark Ages?
Wise junior-Because there were so many knights.
Favorite Slogans of Class Members
Jennings Stambaugh-If I can't play football, I'll quit
Mark Shanklin-fhearing someone coughing? Too many
Von Schlester-By hen teeth, men, that gets my goat.
Robert McWilliams-The Freshmen girls are clear out of
Miss Dobbins, in Music Class-The next one that says a word,
I will send right out and you can go over to the office.
Fred Eckenrode-Then we can go over and see Mr. Stage.
Can you Imagine
Faith Shanklin riding in a Ford?
Orville Baugman keeping still five minutes?
George Fulks arriving at school on time?
Roscoe Klingler traveling with a side show?
Jennings Stambaugh studying his History lesson?
Kate Davenport talking for five minutes?
Dunlap not takinga snoozein Mediaeval and Modern History?
Pearl Thut in a hurry?
Raymond Welker minus the "makins"?
Levi Williams peaceably sharing his Modern History Book?
John Wells without a collection of empty pocket books?
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History of Class of I9I 8
By DOROTHY M. Fouav
9- fi OR the benefit of non partisan readers it may be well to
give a brief definitioh of the word history, so that they
Q, may not be mislead nor disappointed by the perusal of
this document. Therefore, history IS the record of
events-Past, Present and Future. Ah, the grandeur, pathos.
joy, of this mighty trio. It can almost compare with another
triumvirate ringing in our ears: namely, Unity, Coherence and
We began our career in i9l4. The first result of our bril-
liance had a world-wide effect and all creation underwent a sudden
and mysterious shock. Some thought their time on earth was short
and that the world was coming to an endg but others with a more
philosophical point of view knew that it was the advent of the
class of eighteen into the A. H. S. From that time until now,
and henceforward, the world will be brighter and mightier for
the efforts of this noble class. "The world will little note nor
long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what
we did here."
Our industrious class soon began to weave for themselves a
tender spot in the hearts of fellow mortals, and became an example
for erring members of the school who soon learned to travel in the
straight and narrow way.
Our first class meeting was an event that will go down in the
world's history, and when it was over, john Cochran stepped out
of room nine with the burdens of President upon him, The same
honor was thrust upon Lowell Snyder, but in a lesser degree for
he was elected Vice-President. We also chose for our colors
Maroon and Lavender which were fitting symbols of our bright-
Time whirled on and I. C. C. was among the passing events.
lt was our destiny to lose both reading and the short story,
not because of lack of talent, but of experience. Experience
is-a great teacher and this was our first taste of his instruction.
The remainder of the year passed in a hurry and in May our
reluctant footsteps bore homeward a piece of highly prized
cardboard bearing the magical word SOPHOMORE.
After passing through this ancient period of civilization we
spent three months vacation recuperating from our toils, and then
prepared for another sojourn in the Land of Delight.
In l9l 5 we had another class meeting of renown and presented
Merle Agin with the class presidency. The thoughtful members
of the class knew that he would need a stalwart aide, so they put
their heads together, also their ballots, and elected George Roth-
rock vice-president. We also changed our class colors to Purple
and White, ensigns of purity, royalty and valor, Thus the hub
of the Ada Hi was again set in motion.
One of the recent additions to the H. S. Curriculum is a
music course, but it has not been the luck of the Sophomores to
attend en masse. It was, however, our pleasure to hear their
warbling "in linked sweetness long drawn out," seeping through
the walls of room nine.
As yet nothing of vast importance has happened, except a
notorious class party, and there are more to follow in the near
future. There! my dear reader, is another event that will crown
a chapter in history.
President ...................... MERLE AGIN
Vice President .
Class Editor ....
, . ....... Lois MATHEWS
. . . . HOMER BARANSY
, . . . . .DOROTHY Fouzv
. . . .LOWELL F. SNYDER
RULES OF SOPHOMORE CLASS
No Sophomore is allowed to sleep more than forty-five
minutes in one period and more than seven periods a day.
No Sophomore shall refuse to sing in any study period for
the good of the Assembly Room.
No Sophomore shall knock the Faculty.
No Sophomore girls shall dance anywhere in the building.
No Sophomore shall play rhum in Caesar class.
If any girl is interested in the art of making dates, and
cancelling on the arrival of the man, especially college men,
inquire of Lorene Montgomery.
Helen Wright-Darn it, Oh, excuse me, Mr. Harvey.
Miss Hauschildt, dancing with--: "I don't mind your
stepping on my feet, but I wish you wouldn't loiter on them."
Leroy Cotner-Perhaps he'll grow.
Mr. Harvey, explaining Projections in Geometry--"lf you were
in Germany now and a cannon ball was coming toward you, what
would you see?"
Merle Agin-"Your death."
Missing from Ada about the third of next month, I780, a
tall complexioned young man about five feet six inches of age:
height, thirty-seven years: had on when last seen a pair of swallow-
tail sealskin trousers with sausage stripesg fashionable mutton
chop waistcoatg with cast iron trimmings: double barreled frock-
coatg with tripe collar and tobacco lining: water-tight canvas
boots, with deaf and dumb of one eye, and hard hearing of the
other: is slightly pock-marked at the back of his headg stoops
upright when he walks crooked: a slight impediment in his lookg
and wears a, Grecian bend on his upper lip: whiskers cut off short
inside, was carrying an empty carpet box in each hand and a
wooden bag in the other, containing Ocean steamers, Railway
tunnels, Krupp 'guns and Shoe blacking.
Anybody noticing such a person please capture and return to
the World's Famous Bushong Circus now travelling in South
A LEAP YEAR
One Saturday afternnon four Sophomore boys were called to
the telephone by a group of excited female voices. The following
conversation took place:
"Hello! ls this---Yes, may l call this evening?"
The surprised boys started to stammer a reply, but were cut
off by this:
"All right, I'll come at 7:30. Goodbye."
We are sorry to say that the girls lost their nerve by evening,
for we should have liked to have watched the embarrassed Sophs.
h Horner Baransy-l'm a stranger here Cbelowl Heaven is my
George Rothrock-Ma, may l go with the girls?
George Baughman-The Knight of Labor--QOn lessonsj.
l Mary McWilliams was nearly arrested the other day for
trying to mail a letter in a fire alarm box.
Mr. Blue, our Principal dear,
Who upon a preacher's life was bent,
But when examination times are near,
And well, "A hint to the wise is sufficient."
Mr. Blue-I don't care anything about the book, Silas
Marnerg what l'm after is the author.
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History of the Freshman Class
By RUTH BREWER
EBITEMBER 6, I9l.5, marks the great day when the
54311 Freshies, who will later become the graduating class
of l9l9, filed into the great High School of Ada, Ohio.
- ' These students as a class were no greener nor fresher
than the students of the former successive years who were Fresh-
At first the duties of High School. were new to us, but, like
many of our contemporaries, we had been prepared for our duties
by very able instructors and now feel confident that we will some
day become Sophomores, juniors and Seniors, in their turn.
Those who entered High School from the Eighth Grade were
exceptionally fortunate in having such an able instructor as Miss
Anna Kelly, who spared neither time nor labor in the preparation
of this class for High School work.
Part of our class came in from the country districts to take
a part in our High School work. From Scott's Crossing came
Marcellus Kimble, Vera and Carl Barnesg from Rinehart came
Warren Hammer, Errett Motter, Beatrice Long and Russell
Main: Harold Snyder came to us from Pumpkin Hook, Fairie
Halsey from Owlsburg, Mark Myers from Woodlawn, Ruth Long
from Woods, Paul McWilliams and Edna Runser from Kingsley,
Una Neiswander, Newstark, Florence Schroll and Freda Speer,
Buckeye Grove and Harold Markley from Cummins. From
Riley Creek school we secured Howald Galant and Clyde Williams,
Wayne Cooney joined us from Klingler school and from Oak
Grove came Ellis Stuart and Ernest Vanatta. Arcanum High
School contributed Delphine Marty at the second semester.
Our class now numbers forty-five. The forty-sixth member,
Bonnie Peoples, having gone to Lima to live.
While smaller in numbers we aim to make the other classes
of Ada High "sit up and take notice" of us. For our class Presi-
dent we have wisely chosen Mills Shanabarger, who came to us
from the second ward school of Morgantown, West Virginia, at
the beginning of the school year. With such an efficient "head-
light" why shouldn't we conquer this little "Freshie World" of
ours, and gradually soar upward and onward and when we have
reached a safe harbor in l9I9, we hope to look back at "Old Time
in his flight," with a proud and happy countenance and out-
stretch our hands and minds toward a greater education.-
For our Vice President we have selected Frieda Beuchert,
for Secretary, Hildred Reedy and for Treasurer Stanley Miller.
With so good a set of officers and an abundance of talent to
work on, there is no reason why our class should not graduate
with honors. A
Herbert Freeman Fairie Halsey Marcellus Kimble Una Neiswander
Florence Schroll Harold Schneider Paul Poling Stanley Miller
Dorothy Greer Rachel Shiverdecker Ruth Long Paul McWilliams
Frieda Speer Warren Hammer Harold Markley ' 'Mark Myers
Howard Gallant Donavan lsham Beatrice Long Delphine Marty
Marie Shanklin Ernest Vanatta Naomi McElroy Russell Main
Ellis Stuart Ruth Price Clifford Lantz Errett Motter
By DONAVAN p lsr-IAM
A FRESHMANKS WOES '
A Freshman's life is full of woe,
With other classmen he has no show.
He goes to bed at eight o'cIock
He cannot kick-he dares not knock-
But lo! On his card zeros appear-then
Holy jacob! He's a Freshman again!
One more year is all he'Il have,
Then to feed the next class salve.
' The worst of it is his studies are stiff,
English, Latin both need a lift.
Oh, welll Conditions may change-who knows,
But God have mercy on a Freshman's woes.
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE FRESHMEN CLASS
Dorothy Greer's collection of Foolish Questions.
Howard Gallant the Giant.
Wayne Cooney the Dwarf.
Fairy Halsey's Walk.
Icky lVIilIer's Marvelous Pugilistic Efforts.
Clifford Lantz and Paul Poling the Lady Killers.
The Numerous Grades above Fifty.
CARL BARNES TO HARVEY
"Say Mr. Harvey, what sort of a microscope do they use to
look at the Moon any way?"
to leave the faculty alone they will be hung in the Electric Chair.
The mere fact that these jokes were written by the Editor of
the Freshman Class, is enough to make up for the entire lack of
merriment on this page.
MR. HARVEY EXPLAIN INC TO HAROLD
SCHNEIDER WHAT CAUSES THUNDER
Harvey-Now, Harold, if you should take a stick and strike
a tub fthere he paused and waved his hand back and forth to re-
present vibrationsl what would make the noise?"
Harold-fafter thinking seriously for about half a minutej-
The stick, Mr. Harvey.
l Among Dorothy Greer's famous collection of Foolish Ques-
O Mr. Harvey, will the earth come to an end while I'm still
living? And will the sun ever run into the moon? And will the
moon run into the earth if it stops moving? And O Mr. Harvey,
do we look just like stars to other people? etc,? etc,? etc,?
CARL BARNES TO ALMA REAM IN PHYSIOGRAPHY
Carl-Say, Alma, if 320 is the freezing point, what is the
' Alma-I don't know, what is?
Carl-About 2 in the shade.
' OFTEN HEARD IN THE LATIN CLASS
I have been asked to remind some of the Freshmen who have
been tyrannizing the teachers of A.H.S. that unless they consent
ed, QA few seconds Iaterl I guess you all maybe seated at once.
Mrs. Hickernell--Now, all having this sentence may be seat-
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Football l 9 l 5
By VERNER Voasmrz
W 51 robably no Ada I-ligh team ever faced the opening of the
if gi, ggidgfagi season with more gloomy prospects than the team
, S..,1h 0 I
I The severest blow was in the loss of nine of last year's
veterans by graduation and removal. This made it necessary to
practically reconstruct the team from new and inexperienced men.
The following men were lost by graduation: Spellman, Florida,
Botkins, Corbett and Davis. Danner, Clum and Sells were also
absent from the line-up, leaving Holman, Stambaugh, Cummins,
Main, R. Fields, jameson and Dunlap as a nucleus for this year's
The call for candidates for places on the team brought out the
following new men: Mertz, Bodell, McCafferty, Vogenitz, Ridge-
way, Diehl, Eckenrode, Klingler, Cooney and Friedly. Later on
Storer, D. Fields and Williams reported for practice. But of these
Ridgeway, Jamison, Klingler and Cooney were forced to drop out
early in the season because of parental objections. Added to these
discouragements, there were injuries to players which deprived the
team of their services for the greater portion of the season.
But equally serious was the faculty ban on Ada High's par-
ticipating in the sport until all past debts of the Atheletic As-
sociation were fully met. It so happened that. the team of ' I4
after doffing their togs at the season's close made their last will and
testament bequeathing to their successors the accumulated debt of
four or five years, amounting to some one hundred and eighty dol-
lars. And then the faculty edict went forth, commanding that
this debt be wiped out: otherwise and in lieu thereof there would
be no gambols on the gridiron. Then there were indeed hurryings
to and fro and the entire student body rose in its might to take a
swat at that deficit. The pursuit of the elusive dollar was begun,
and it was tracked to its lair. Youthful financiers and "financier-
esses " budded and blossomed into enterprising promoters of movie
features, candy kitchens and Chautauqua pop and pop-corn
stands. Persuasive solicitors coaxed reluctant coins from the
pockets of alumni and students. Everybody worked-even father
-to such good effect that the debt was cancelled and the faculty
Taking into consideration all these adverse conditions the
showing made by the team is deserving of the highest praise. The
record of the season, of three games won, one scoreless tie and three
lost, does not measure up to the high standard set by the preceding
teams wearing the purple and gold, nor does it offer a fair means of
judging the team's real strength.
Individually and collectively the team was distinguished for
its loyalty, persistence and grit, and had there been a more even
break in luck it would have finished the season among the leaders.
The season opened at home on Saturday, Sept, 30th, with
Bucyrus taking the short end of a l3-3 score. This game was fea-
tured by the stone-wall defense of the Ada team and the ease with
which the local backs punctured their opponents' line. The show-
ing of the team in this game was such as to encourage the hope
of another championship record. Holman starred with his
brokenfield running and long punts.
The next game.of the schedule was with Findlay'l'ligh, at
Findlay. But, Oh, what a fall was there, my countrymen! High
hopes of another championship were blasted and the athletic
future was made to look dark and cheerless. After this game one
of the survivors sent the following message home:"Ada High led
into an ambuscade and slaughtered. Scapulas fractured, metacar-
pals splintered and jawbones jarred. Final score not yet compu-
ted, but thought to be 6600 to absolute zero." '
After a fortnight during which coach and team labored stren-
uously to strengthen the weak places, the team went to Van Wert,
but here again superior weight was the decisive factor and Van
Wert won, I9-0.
The next game was at Galion and here both teams battled on
practically even terms, each scoring one touchdown, but the game
was won and lost by a single point on Ada's failure to kick goal
from a difficult angle. Man for man, Ada High outplayed her op-
ponents, practically the entire game being staged in Galion terri-
tory, but luck broke in their favor and the game ended with a score
of 7 to 6.
Defiance High was our next opponent and a marked reversal
in form appeared, due in part to the fact that the game was
played at home and in part to the reappearance of Captain Stam-
baugh, whose work at tackle put new life and confidence into the
line which in preceding games had often failed to hold at critical
moments. Cummans, at right half, was the particular bright star
in this game, scoring three of the five touchdowns earned by Ada
High two of these being on runs of 40 yards or more. The Final
score was Ada 30, 'Defiance 0. ,
On Nov. l3th the team went to Napoleon, where they pre-
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sented the strongest line-up of the season, Holman returning to the
left half position, from which he had been forced by injuries re-
ceived in the Bucyrus game. Aggressive offensive work by the
forwards and persistent line pounding by the backs netted three
earned touchdowns for Ada, while their opponents were held score-
less. One goal was missed and the score stood 20 to 0 at the game's
c ose. -
The curtain was rung down on the season of 'I5 at Defiance,
where both teams fought desperately under most adverse con-
ditions, the Held being a sea of mud. Neither team was able to
gain consistently, with the results that the ball was never within
striking distance of either goal, The fact that both teams were
stronger on defense than offense was perhaps the chief factor in the
A review of the season would not be complete without a fitting
acknowledgment of Ada l'ligh's indebtedness to coach, justin
McElroy, for his labor in behalf of the team. Without promise of
compensation, or reward of any kind, he devoted himself to the
task of developing a winning team and was untiring in his efforts
to this end. It was due largely to his interest in the athletic in-
terests of Ada High that the campaign for clearing the association
of debt was pushed to a successful conclusion. His loyalty and zeal
will be gratefully remembered by the team of l9l 5.
While there was no formal organization of a booster's club to
stir up enthusiasm, Ada High had vigorous support from various
sources. The place of honor in this good work will be awarded
without question to the loyal high school girls who helped to put
the team on its feet financially and on the field cheered the team
to victory. Credit is also due to the Scouts Band for their ' 'pep"
inspiring activities on the evening of the Lyric benefit and at the
I ' The Team
' olman and Capt Stambaugh were undoubtedly the stars on
v the team and would have shown more had not both been
P32211 forced out of .the line-up for the greater part of the season
'4 "' because of injuries. Holman is the best punter and dr p
kicker Ada Hi has ever had andcould buck and back up the line
with the best of them. Captain Stambaugh was the most con-
sistent fighter on the team and merited his election to the leader-
ship of the squad. A stone wall on defense, hard to put out of the
way or to get around. Cummans was adept at picking holes in
a broken field and a sure tackler as well. His speed and ability in
receiving passes made him a valuable man. Main was one of the
most aggressive Back-field men of the past seasons. Fast and
shifty he could hit the line low and hard. Mertz, altho this was
his first season in football,showed he had the makings of a real
player in him. Small, but a good line plunger, and one who excels
in running back-punts. R. Fields at tackle, guard and center
showed his abilityfto play all these positions equally well. An
accurate passer, fearless and extremely fast. McCaH3erty did his
best work at guard and it can be said he always got his opponent's
"Coat", but he coulden't get by with his faked ball trick. Bodell,
the comedian of the team, was a very strong tackle, fearless and
aggressive, continually outplaying his man. Diehl, right end, was
fast in going down under punts and a deadly tackler. Dunlap,
the heavyweightof the squad, had much ability to open up holes
in opponents' linesand wasa, factor in adding many yards to Ada's
gains. Ridgeway was a center for sure and was just beginning to
hit his stride when forced to withdraw. jameson, Cooney, and
Klingler also gave promise of developing into valuable players.
Eckenrode, Storer, D. Fields and Friedly were of assistance to the
team by making others go some to beat them to regular berths.
Vogenitz, the editor of this section, and left end, refuses to incrim-
inate himself by recording any of his virtues. Cummans was
the individual point getter, scoring five touchdowns, Holman,
Main and Mertz being tied for second place with two each.
Top Row, Cummans, McElroy, McCafferty, Main,
Middle Row, Mertz, D, Fields, Storer, Diehl, Frieclley,
Bottom Row, R, Fields, Dunlap, Stambaugh CCapt,J, Vogen-
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' or -' he editor of this section has been sorely pressed to produce
f -5 a satisfactory alibi for this season s basket ball team The
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hard luck stories usually so serviceable for this purpose
fm must, alas, be cast away. The taleof a Jinx that remorse
lessly pursued the team, and threw dust in their eyes whenever
they had a good chance for a shot at the basket, must likewise be
put aside. We cannot even put forward the time-honored fiction
of a large hospital list, with its patter about strained tendons, torn
ligaments,cracked kneecaps, broken clavicles, dislocated shoulders
and fractured wrists.
On the contrary, we are forced to admit that the robust ath-
letes, who illuminate and adorn pages of this annual, suffered no
accidents beyond skin abrasions and lacerated feelings.
The team in the course of the season visited Bucyrus, Napo-
leon, Bluffton, Crestline, Galion and Van Wert. It had been plan-
ned to give details of the games, but the score book has been mis-
laid and the members of the team refuse to testify, on the ground
that they do not care to incriminate themselves. They say that
they are trying to forget. However, as to the general result of the
invasion of enemy territory, we would suggest a modified form of
Commodore Perry's famous "wireless" to Gen. Harrison after the
battle of Lake Erie: "We have met the 'enemy and we are theirs,
two forwards, two guards, and one center."
One of the three rays of light "amidst the encircling gloom'i
of a bad season shines out of smoky Crestline, where the team
snatched victory from the very jaws of-the referee. Again at
Van Wert after almost two hours of arguing and "rag chewing"
we managed to win by the scant margin of two points. Poor Van
Wert met the same fate when they journeyed to Ada, only A.H.S.
won by a comfortable score. '
Altho the season's record in games won is not just what the
team had hoped to make it, still there is every reason the school
should take pride in the showing made. The team worked under
a heavy handicap from the opening of the season. The most ser-
ious obstacle was the schedule itself opening away fromihome and
containing but two games on the home Hoor. However, the in-
terest in the sport here is such that it is financially impossible to
bring teams to Ada and make a success of it. Justin McElroy, our
coach, is deserving of praise for the attitude he took in furthering
the sport in A. H. S. He generously sacrificed his time and earn-
estly endeavored to make a winning team ofthe material at hand.
May there be other Ada Hi Alumni such as he.
Basket Ball Line-up, QSee Picturel
Bottom Row, Left to Right, Merle Mertz, Carl Holman, Cecil
Ridgeway. A A
Middle Row, Harry lVlcE.lroy,. Verner Vogenitz, Reed Fields,
Top Row, Coach McElroy, Merwin Smith. E
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Paul Adam 5
Vivian Tobias 5
Mat Robenolte 5
Merle Mertz 5
Ruth Spellman 5
j. T. Cunningham
Elizabeth McElroy 5
Paul D. Sells 5
Martha Minshall 5 3
Verner Vogenitz 5 I I
Maud Ogecln 5 5
Eli Main 6 I
Cleah Henry 5 I
Dean Fields 5 I0
La Vonne Cox 5 5
Date Bodell 5 9
Marian Franklin 5 6
Cecil Ridgeway 6 I
Muriel Franklin 5 6
Doyle Spar 6
Fem Freed 5
Merwin Smith 5 5
Lavan Winkler 5 6
Donald Friedly 5 3
Eunice McGufliey 5 6
Faye Moore 5 5
Lester Candler 6
Weight Color of Color of Favorite
Lbs. the Eyes the Hair Pastime
I I 5 Brown
I I6 Blue
I I6 Blue
I I0 Brown
I I5 Blue
I I6 Grey
College Expected Favorite
Highest Ambition to Attend Study Nickname Favorite Expression
Farmer Mathematics Adams l'lI bet you
Specialize in Music Notre Dame Music ,lake Oh, quit your kidding
Pensioned Bachelor Univ. of Paris Science Mat Ke tiff '
Financier O. N. U. Mathematics Mertz I bet chou
City Librarian O. N. U. Literature Spots Aint
Physician Rush Chemistry Taller Can't no '
To take john D.'s crown Univ. of Hard knocksScience lkey ln the spring
Teach O. N. U. Literature Lizzie Oh, dear
Middleton ll Boston Con. of English Lit. Dunk Wherever there's
Music two there's one
To do this, that or the West Point Am. Litera- Barney You know
Artist i O. N. U. and O.S.U. Music Mack Oh, my
To lick the Kaiser Annapolis Mathematics Vogie How you was
Artist Martha Washington Literature Utah Oh, shoot
Farmer O. N. U. ' Eng. Lit. Elie Jehu
Nurse O. N. U. Chemistry Henry Why
Member of Suicide Club O. N. U. Physics Biskit Gee Gosh
Domestic Science O. N. U. Am. Lit. Lala Oh, you know
Get a wife Physics Squirrely l'low's come
Trained Nurse O. N. U. Physiology Frankie Gee
Engineer O. N. U. Physics Link Oh, l dont know
Trained Nurse O. N. U. Astronomy Frankie Gee
Chemist O. N. U. Chemistry Dave Say
Missionary O. N. U. Chemistry Runt Dont you like it?
O. N. U. Physics Smithy Say now
Teacher O. N. U. i Biology Wink Makes it nice, don't it
Get a girl Correspondence Latin Pewee Squirrels
Miss Gladden's --Virgil Sis H I dont care, do you?
School for Girls
Teacher O. N. U. Science Moore Oh, dear
Pool Shark O. N. U. History Les Hey
Height Weight Color of Color of Favorite
Ft. In. Lbs. the eyes the hair Pastime
5 5 120 Blue Brown Reading
5 7 120 Blue Brown Reading
5 10 140 Brown Brown "41"
5 3 109 Blue Light "Hello"
5 6 123 Blue Brown Eating
5 9 150 Grey Black "41"
5 4 110 Brown Brown Eating
5 6 125 Blue Brown Croquet
6 165 Blue Black Studying
5 6 185 Blue Brown Whistling
5 4 120 Brown Black Reading
6 190 Blue Brown Reading
5 3 120 Brown Black Laughing
5 11 182 Brown Brown "Movies"
5 7 128 Blue Brown Music
5 5 135 Brown Brown Reading
5 2 125 Blue Brown "Lab"
5 I1 158 Brown Brown Roaming
5 1 78 Brown Brown "jitney"
5 5 112 Brown Black Reading
6 160 Hazel Brcwn Eating
5 4 105 Brown Brown Tennis
5 4 130 Blue Brown Tatting
5 10 131 Brown Brown Studying
5 7 150' Blue Brown Tatting
5 4 128 Brown Brown Reading
5 9 160 Blond Blond Chicken
5 3 105 Brown Black Croquet
5 6 126 Grey Brown Tatting
6 150 Grey Brown Eating
5 7 123 Blue Brown Talking
6 1 150 Blue Brown "41"
5 4 136 Blue Brown Tatting
6 160 Blue Brown Night Owl
5 6 124 Blue Brown Hunting
5 107 Blue Brown Music
5 5 140 Brown Dark Eating
Get out of Ada
To be a man
Teacher of Domestic
Teacher of Languages
Graduate in Music
A Rich Fat Man
Not to he an old maid
Help Vogenitz lick the
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Am. History Dude
Phil. of Life jamie
History Vir ie
That's the limit
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How are you?
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Did you get it? '
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VOLUME UOME No. I
I SEPTEMBER MORN.
I9I5, AFTER DARK
PRICE ONE SHEKEL
THE SENIOR TATTLER.
Our history class being the source
of most of our amusement it would be
unfair to humanity not to note al few
remarks heard by the sparrows.
Mr. Stage-"Now, class, during
this battle the South lost their greatest
general who was shot in the leg and
bled to death without knowing it."
After they had' called in the police
force to quiet the class, he resumed,
"Well, that is so, you needn't laugh
about it. During the same battle the
Union army killed half of the Con-
federate army, captured the rest and
the balance, escaped. fUnfortunate
Confederatesf Now, Mr. Fields. how
long has slavery been in existence?"
Mr. Fields-"Ever since it started?"
Mr. Stagv.?"E'zactly right. Now,
in speaking of Gen. Pickett's charge
at Gettysburg, that was a magnificent
thing: those soldiers swept down across
the valleys a mile wide of them. fThis
may seem doubtful but take our word
for it., Now, Mr. Sanderson, you
have been absent for about three weeks
and if you would like to have your
credit in history you had better come
to class more regular."
Mr. Sanderson-"Why, suttanly." 1
Mr. Blue-"Pupils, the duality of
the universe is the phenomenon of all 5
phenomena. Now, if there are annual I
editors present don't put that in thej
annual because I would hate to have
the people think I said such things,"
By a careful study we have at last
reached a definition for a philosopher.
He is a person who goes down in a dark ,
R cellar and looks for a black cat that
' isn't there.
Eunice McGuffey has a scar on her
cheek where she ran intoa barbed wire-
fence one day trying to get away from
a boy who was trying to kiss her. The
other day she casually remarked, "Oh,
how crazy I was then." But cheer up,
Eunice, may be the worst is yet to
Donald F.--Ruth, when will there
only be twenty-live letters in the
Ruth Snyder-Why, I don't know.
when will there be?
Donald-When U and I are one.
fWe didn'r think this of Donald but
you can never tell.,
Knees bag trousers, hold girls, and
at one time were used extensively for
Knees are also employed in footb -Il
and basketball. When used for this
purpose they are covered with h mir-
Knees come in pairs: as in poker
four knees usually beat a full house.
Every knee like most well ordered
kitchens have a pan, no knee is indeed
complete without this necessary domes-
Knees are also used by husbands
who plant them firmly in their wives'
backs while hooking them up, engaging
themselves meanwhile in merry songs
Every knee helps to tether the calf
of the leg to the thigh, if it were not
for the faithful knee the calf would
THE SENIOR TATTLER
wander off by itself and get in trouble.
Sometimes it does anyhow.
Knees will go on uncomplainingly
for a long time with heavy burdens,
but when requested to carry alcohol
they almost immediately begin to fall
out with each other.
They frequently have to hold up
a perfectly good person for many
years. Before the altar, however, or
during a dinner speech, they fequently
knock each other hard.
Sometimes knees are fond of lamp-
posts and will cling to one for a long
Knees are ambitious, s. pair will
begin by holding up one girl and end
by holding up a whole family.
Elliot-fin chemical laboratory,
What is the result when Antimony and
Chloride are united. .
Eva W.-Why, !Matrimony, of
Eunice Mc.-How much are your
Clerk-Five cents, madam.
Talking about the evils of the movies,
how's this from Life?
They met for the first time. She
bowed and smiled. He gazed at her
furtively. He saw that she was good
looking. He advanced. She re-
treated. He came nearer. He grab-
bed her before she could get away.
He threw his arms about her. He
clasped her close. He banged her
head down upon his shoulder. She
struggled. He persisted. She scream-
ed and made a mighty effort and tore
herself away. "What do you mean?"
she exclaimed. "How dare you? 'I
will have you arrested. I have never
seen you before. You are an utter
stranger. What explanation have you
to offer for your conduct?"
Suddenly he realized what he had
done. He buried his face with shame.
"Forgive me," he muttered. "I am
not to blame: I have been looking at
so many pictures lately that I forgot
where I was."
Date Bodell during basket ball game.
"Come on and let Storer shoot the
fouls. He is in the poultry business
and ought to be good shooting-fouls
Mary Sleesman-I am sick.
Mabel W.-I'Il bet I know what is
the matter with you, you are love-
Mary S.-Well, what is love-sick-
Mabel,-lt's a ticklish sensation
about the heart that you can't scratch.
Date B.-Vemer, have you heard
the story about two feet?-
' Vognitz-No: what is it?
Date-You have too Ctwoj, look and
Eliot-Marion, what is heat?
Marion F.-Huh: hot air. that's
Elliot-That' is but all heat is not
the same kind.
Waming to Senior Boys
My boys, beware the baby-stare,
Because, if it's a bluff,
She knows too much-and if it's not
She doesn't know enough.
fVersion by a Senior Girly
Mr. Elliot is my teacher: I shall not
pass. He maketh me to work hard
problems and showeth my ignorance
before the whole class. He causeth
me great sorrow. He commandeth
me to give rules and definitions for his
sake: yea, though I study till midnight,
I shall gain no knowledge, for elec-
tricity and magnetism sorely troubles
me. He prepareth for me very hard
tests and giveth me low grades. My
patience and good nature forsaketh
me. Surely zeros and failures shall
never leave me and I shall dwell in the
class of Physics forever.
Faye M.-Cleah, what would you
do if you were married and your hus-
band would come home late and com-
plain about his supper being cold.
Cleah-I would make it hot for him.
To Interested Parties
Even tho some dear you may be.
Nevertheless you are slung, do you
THE SENIOR TATTLER
President of Queen Esther Circle-
You may as well mark off the names of
those members who have been recently
Helen T., Secretary fmuch excited,
-Oh, can't married people belong?
Elliot-Gladys, what is a magnet?
fCladys immediately scratches her
head, Now scratch the other side.
Does any one know what business
firm under the head of A. N. A. of
Chicago from which "Jake" receives
so much mail?????????
Things We Can't Forget.
"Willie's "fervied oratory.
Vogenitz without a bunch of ques-
stions in history. V
, Bodell without a bunch of food for
, the squirrels. i
Mert'z blush and grin.
Faye Moore without'a giggle.
Blue without a new plan.
Harvey the JINX of the Freshmen.
Sells on time.
Elliot's remark that absence makes
the marks grow rounder.
Field's weekly appearacne at school.
Dunk: the J. P. Morgan and
Mr. Blue, after giving one of his
original explanations in ancient history
-Now, class, you can see by this
explanation how little a history student
knows of Ancient History, who knows
nothing but what is contained in the
Miss Dobbins-Vemer, do you know
you are singing tenor?
Vemer-Why, yes, I am the "Boy
Fat Mac-I wondered what was the
Mr. Blue-Oh, I don't care what the
text book says.
Mrs. Hickemel-Now, boys, if you
would only remember you are Seniors
instead of second grade children we
would get along a lots better.
In Mediaeval and Modern History
Mr. Blue-Now, class, one week
from today we will have an examina-
tion. A hint to the wise is sufficient.
Everybody come to class fully pre-
pared. A hint to the wise is sufficient.
Now, I have a new plan, which I think
will work out. CMuHled laughing,
You may laugh if you wish, but I
know what I am doing. I never do
anything without some definite aim in
view. A hint to the wise is sufficient.
Some of this class hint around in a
secret way about me giving too big
lessons, but I know what I'm doing
here all right. You can just hint
around all you wish for I won't take
the hint. A hint to the wise is sufli-
cient. Some of you boys may not
laugh quite so hard when you get your
grades. A hint to the wise is sufficient.
Now, when I explain some point, I
want everybody to sit up and take
notice and you had better jot down
on note paper the most important
points of information. A hint to the
wise is suflicient. Now, the examina-
tion will be an oral one on the points
I will explain today and tomorrow, so
you had better get busy. A hint to
the wise is sufficient. Now, fseeing
the telling effect his philosophy has
produced on the multitude, the rest of
the period you may get ready to take
notes upon auch subjects as I shall
talk. Clst bellj
Lucille-I have no pencil.
Mr. Blue-That is not my fault.
you should come to class, fully pre-
pared. ,Ienningsj wake up now, I
can't have loafers in my classes. You
must come here for Business! 12nd
HOW TO BEHAVE. AT A BANQUET
Etiquette at banquets is a. subject
that has been lightly treated upon by
our modern philosophy and yet it is
a subject which lies very near to every
American heart. Etiquette at ban-
quets, especially on the part of the
guests as well as on the host and waiters
is a matter which calls loudly for
For the benefit of the amateurs or
those who never have been permitted
to really enjoy life we wish to offer a
few suggestions which if followed will
THE SENIOR TATTLER
lead you into the highest rank of
society in one night at one banquet.
On approaching the table, heavily
laden with the fruits of the land make
a "running high jump" for your chair
vainly endeavoring to be the first one
seated. For this simple stunt you
will be rewarded with great renown
for your wonderful agility.
Beside your plate you will usually
find a small square piece of linen or
paper which is called a napkin. Tuck
one corner under your chin and grace-
fully drape your bosom with the rest
in order that no stray bits of eats will
find a final resting place upon your
new spotless evening dress suit. This
precaution, however, need not be
heeded while eating soup which in-
variably seeps thru in spite of your
earnest efforts to prevent the dribbling.
The next thing in order would be
to crack a few of those magnificent
jokes while every one is waiting for
the other fellow to start something.
Then everybody pulls his chair
closer to the table, placing their arms
in an advantageous position on either
side of their plates, and constantly
keeping one eye on your comrades.
When the pickled fish are brought
get busy, being careful not to let any
of your competitors get ahead of you.
XX' hen the soup is brought. grab the
biggest spoon on the table and quietly
sip the soup making a cute little noise
like a leaky faucet or if it should be
too hot just gurgle it in your throttle
for a short time, usually twenty minu-
tes being long enough.
Should the back bone, the ribs and
a few fish Hns become lodged in your
throttle, just modestly and quietly
remove the obstruction by a fork or in
eitrefne cases a derrick and cables may
If your plate should become over-
loaded, discard your fork and use the
knife the use of which re guires careful
manipulation and skill. If a piece of
me.it suddenly becomes animated with
life and attempts to flee from your
plate just cooly recapture it and throw
it into a far corner of the room.
Always try to make yourself at-
tractive and interesting. This may be
done by juggling a little water in your
throttle. lf you should bite your
tongue don't paint the air blue with
any illfitting remarks but hang your
tongue out of the comer of your mouth
until it becomes thoroughly cool and
Always take the last piece of pie
but always eat the hide and never take
it home for the chickens.
At this time you could easily gain a
world wide fame by a simple sleight of
hand performance. Knock a few
pieces of silver ware on the floor and
in the act of recovery be sure to put a
few pieces in your shoe, several under
the table, and return the rest to their
places on the table.
lf you spill your coffee in your neigh-
bor's lap. you should instantly assure
him that you didn't really care for the
When the feed is over a small dish
filled with water is brought. This is a
finger bowl. The fingers should be
dangled about in this, leaving the
thumb gracefully hanging over the
side. When the fingers are thoroly
moistened shake the surplus water off
on the floor and dry on the table cloth.
To show the host your appreciation.
tilt your chair back and slap your
neighbor on the back, bragging about
the feed in loud tones.
If by chance you have eaten too
much and you must unbutton some-
thing, ask to be excused and do it
behind the door, but-
lf at first you don't fill up,
Try, try again.
- By Sandy.
Did You Know?
All boots and shoes made in Austra-
lia are made over American lasts.
The first electric push button was
made by Benjamin Franklin who used
it in connection with a device for
charging the metal railing before his
house: much to the surprise of certain
leaning loafers for whose proximity the
great man did not exceedingly yearn.
The area of Los Angeles is two miles
greater than that of New York.
The human body produces enough
heat in twenty-four hours to boil five
or six pints of H,O.
Wage eamers in this country have
an annual sick bill of S680,000,000.
Life insurance was first introduced
in Japan in IBSI.
Russia has 400,000,000 gallons of
vodka she does not know what to do
The man who works in an ammuni-
tion plant has a good chance to rise in
Light travels l86,000 miles per
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Extends Congratulations to all Seniors of
the class and our Best Wishes go with
you. We thank you for all favors of the
past and trust to merit your future patron-
age by service and the quality of our
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range of styles from the less expensive to the better grades
A full line of '
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Special Attention given to the Developing and Finishing for the Amateur
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Sporting Goods Magazines
Make our store your beadquarlers for your needs
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Rhonemus' ls A Young Mans Store
We make a special study of the needs of the High School and
College Chap. The Leading makes of Clothing and Furnish-
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Hart, Schalfner 6: Marx Clothes Clothcraft Clothes
Stetson Hats Spalding Sweaters and jerseys
Arrow Collars Wilson Bros. Shirts and Underwear
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