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THE CN YOR HI Published Annually by the Senior Class ADA HIGH SCHOOL Volume Vlll 19161FOREWORD 1CCORD1NG to custom we the class of Nineteen Hundred sixteen have so far as is in our power attempted to chronicle and graphically show the various phases of four years of High School life as seen from behind the scenes. Feeling that in a large measure we have succeeded in the task we set for ourselves we submit to your approval "The Cn Yor Hi" of Sixteen. The Annual Board Standing—Storcr. Joke Editor; Vogenitz, Athletic Editor; Adam, ssistant Editor. Seated—Tobias, Assistant Editor; Mcrtz, Business Manager; Cunningham. Editor. rjr To the Class of 1916. Ada. 0. 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 grade teacher. No more do we look upon school as a preparation for life; it is strenuous life itself, a type of survival of the fittest. In this life we intuitively seek happiness and success. In our seeking some look above, some look below; some look in the grandeur of the soul, some in the grossness of the sense; some look and reach into a heaven of purity, some stare and fall into a hell of licenti- ousncss. And the height to which they rise or the depth to which they fall is determined by their Ideals 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. Cordially. E. H. Brown, Supt. Schools. Napoleon. O. 6Editorial 1 year book of the largest Senior Class in the history county schools is completed and we submit to the ITlSBLI Public what we consider the best book ever published by a Senior Class of the Ada High School-The Cn Yor Hi of 16. 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 16 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 looking 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 faculty and familiar scenes and places about the building. As we separate this May to go God alone knows where. the class of 16 will suffer its first worldly sorrow. It is highly improbable that its sixty-six members will ever be assembled with all present again. It is for that reason that we have undertaken the publishing of this book. In 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 undergraduates. 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 16 as alumni pledge our unfailing support to the class or classes willing to assume the responsibilities. The Editor. 78William 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 combined with his earnestness makes him a good type of instructor, and school man. 10Mary Hickernell, A. B. Latin Our acquaintance with Mrs. Hickernell began in our Sophomore year and we are sure that our friendship has been mutual. Mrs. Hickernell isa lady of sterling worth. She has enlightened many in the peculiarities of Caesar. Cicero, and Virgil. H. T. 0. Blue, A. B. History 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. Katherine Hauschildt English 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. 11Howard D. Harvey Mathematics Here is a man that is brimful and running over with x. y. z’s. triangles, polygons. 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 teacher. Floyd M. Elliott. B. Sc. Ph. B. Science Once again has he been the unfortunate. 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 impossible 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 instructor but from reports he is thoroughly fitted for his work. 12 13{ Ti-aAM-i v $v -t£- oaJ! MvnaA ftu U £- (f c£tOs 6 ''-C Otouv- ' o£- p ty t- Ij as tJL S s -ryts nJ 0 UA vt4.Q 0 •VL VU. ofO. ZXs aJrtXA- H ! tX or j, ■YVJ -yjo - r fc e-t-e-orf CXi m ££ yit -fl JJuIl fijtXusv i%4 fflzoc u 6 €s ofa' C aJL Xc J tZZesfat. ?ewA«3— MJLoi,JLus I6aj JL s. cr £— - t- 9 s in J UvJ S 02 %) ks )c- o? v. frf . f) pt •H e . y u 9 yy r ■CA '! S. c7'X Of. HA«n 3 - f if-V l-' P ' C r a- 1AJ o- tu ■' ' y 'f yyx L - .4"»-i»- 15 c£) t-iau' O adJOuf 0? hvir£ yyOOj yy?y ‘%yo 'Vjarc jo yy aAs s$yL d£ y. y yy sr?7 y? ‘sNiles Paul Adam Boxwcll Graduate; I. C. C. (Debate) ’15 President Class of ’16 A sturdy son of the soil. Vivian Geraldine Tobias Ada Grammar School Vivian, better known as "Jake,” is a fine musician and secretary Class ’16; also noted for her ability to skip classes. Mathew A. Robenolte Beaver Dam Grammar Schools; Treasurer Class ’16 Being a good shot and a good hunter, he qualified as a “Junior Gunman.” 16Merle H. Mertz Ada Grammar Schools; Football. ’15; Basket Ball. 15 and ’16; Baseball •15; I.C.C.. 15. Business Manager. Cn Yor Hi,’16 Very apt at blushing. Ruth C. Spellman Ada Grammar School; Basket Ball ’13. ’14, 15; Prophet Class of 16 An excellent example of “Woman’s Rights.” J. T. Cunningham Ada Grammar Schools; Editor of Cn Yor Hi. 16 We refuse to incriminate ourselves and remain neutral as to our good or bad qualities. 17Ross E. Sanderson Ada Grammar Schools Sanderson serves the class as ' Official Nut.” Especially noted for his ability to "kid" the faculty. Elizabeth McElroy Ada Grammar Schools; Historian Class of ’16 Elizabeth is a quiet, unassuming little body and a fine student. Paul D. Sells Ada Grammar Schools; Vice-President Class ’16 "Dunk" is the lucky owner of a fine voice. We can safely predict a great future for him. 18Warren K. Storer Ada Grammar Schools: I. C. C.. ’14, ’15; Football ,’15; Joke Editor Cn Yor Hi. '16 He loves the ladies. Martha May Minshall Ada Grammar Schools; Class Poet. 16 Martha is capable of asking more foolish questions per minute than any other girl we know. 19 Verner 0. Vogenitz Westside, Iowa. High School; Football, ’15; Basket ball. ‘15 and 16 Athletic editor Cn Yor Hi. ’16. and a good pal. Maud Gertrude Ogden Roanoke. Va.. High School Maud is a good student, very quiet, but willing to oblige. She is one of our class poets. Eli E. Main Boxwcll Graduate; Football. 14 and ’15; Baseball. ‘14 and 15; I. C. C.. ’15 and 16 He picks out the little ones. Cleah Vondale Henry Ada Grammar Schools Cleah does not fall under the giant class in stature, but nevertheless she is capable of expressing herself and securing her rights. 20Dean S. Fields Benton Lake School . Mont.: Football ‘•Sub:' 15 Fair warning is hereby given for all to flee when ' Biskit” says, "When I was in Montana, etc.” Lavonne Kathryne Cox Ada Grammar Schools LaVonne is one of our tall Senior girls seldom known to be on time but very active once there. Date Bodell Harrod High School; Football. ’15 Keep your seats, please; it’s only Bodell; he can’t help it. neither can we 21Marian Edna Franklin Ada Grammar: Schools; I. C. C.. ’14 Here is a rare combination of fun. good fellowship and mischief. Cecil M. Ridgeway Ada Grammar Schools "Link” is the long end of our bunch. From all indications Cecil has a bright future as an engineer. Muriel Ellen Franklin Ada Grammar Schools Muriel is a very pleasing and entertaining reader. Success to her in her chosen field for she aspires to be a trained nurse. 22Dayle D. Spar Box well Graduate Here, ladies and gentlemen, is indeed a rare type of the human race, a modern Archimedes. Fern Freed Newstark Schools Fern is the for sure short one. measuring a scant five feet. Fern is a good student and well liked by all. Merwin J. Smith Ada Grammar Schools; Basket Ball. ’15, ’16 "Smitty” is no power in the physical sense of the word. But just let him get hold of a " Ford.” 23La van Winkler McGuffey Schools Lavan came to us in our Senior year. She is jolly, good naturcd and a loyal supporter. Donald C. Friedly Ada Grammar Schools; Football Sub, ’15 Donald is a good musician and death on the ladies. Eunice McGuffey McGuffey Schools Eunice is another of McGuffey s fair daughters. She has proven herself very popular since her coming. 24Margaret Faye Moore Boxwcll Graduate; Basket Ball. ’13. •14. 15 Faye is out for a good time and Oh! those eyes; they just won’t behave. Lester Candler Bluffton and McGuffcy Public Schools Lester is another of our Senior year additions. Very quiet, and a student. Rachel Irene Huggett Boxwell Graduate Irene is a daughter of the soil. Her kind ways have won for her a place in the memories of all. 25Mabel Leota Lantz Ada Grammar Schools Mabel, alias ‘Dutch' , is one of the prim maidens of our class. From all indications she would be a helpmate worth while if called into a home of her own. Ralph C. Williams Raymond High School Willie is the high-life model of ’16. He has been by turns “Gunman.’’ " Lady-fusscr.” and an expert repairman of “Big Bens.” Eva Irene Poling Bremen and Ada Grammar Schools This blue-eyed golden-haired damsel will ease the pain of many for she intends becoming a nurse. Success to you. Eva. 26Harriet Vergon Smith Ada Grammar Schools Harriet is one of the mainstays of the Senior Class. An excellent musician, a true friend. Paul Reed Fields Great Falls H. S., Mont., Football. ’14. ’15; Basket Ball. ’14. ’15. ’16 An awful lady killer. Helen Marie Thompson Ada Grammar Schools Helen is an accomplished reader. She expects to pursue this line as a life work. Who knows but what we have a modern Sarah Bernhardt among us. 27Esther Anne McElroy Ada Grammar Schools Don’t worry about Mac. she’ll be there despite the fact. “Oh. I’ve got so much work to do I don’t know what to do first." Warren Z. Leonard Amity, 0., High School Leonard was a stranger and we took him in. He is friendly and a booster but the way he treats a trombone is a shame. Ruth Clark Boxwell Graduate Here is the heavy end of the female aggregation. It is impossible to be blue in the presence of Ruth’s sunny face. 28I va Long Box well Graduate Iva is another one of our fair country daughters We are sure we have profited by her acquaintance; she is a true blue Senior. Milton Dewey Slusser Ncwstark High School ; Baseball, ’14. 15 Dewey picks out the small ones. But then valuables come in small packages. Eva Margaret Welsh Boxwell Graduate Eva is a friend of "Jake's" one and inseparable. This would be a happy world if we could all be as good natured and see the sunny side as Eva does. 29Roger R. Dunlap Ada Grammar Schools Roger is one of our main backers. When problems of finance and work come up, he is never lacking. Bernice Irene Thut Ncwstark High School Bernice is a good student, but my, how flustered she can get in a recitation. Foster Diehl Ncwstark High School Football. ’14. ’15 Foster was a power at an end on our gridiron squad and sure death to mathematics. 30Gladys Lucile Bresler Dunkirk Grammar Schools; I.C. C. .’13 "What we said in Physics will be little remembered but what Gladys said can never be forgot." Lester D. Long Box well Graduate We used to have lots of fun punching Lester in the ribs to see him make faces. He is a friend worth having. Blodwyn Jones McGuffey and Kenton Public Schools I. C. C.. 13. 14. Blodwyn. tho demure in stature, can certainly handle a "Henry." 31Cleo Anna Shanks Boxwell Graduate Cleo is an excellent student; we could profit by her example. As a teacher we arc sure of her success. W. Veril Baldwin McGufTey Veril is new to us but easily distinguished by his high voice and his faultless attire. Daisy Gaynell Porter Crafton, Pa.. High School Daisy is exceedingly quiet but as a result is always ready to make a recitation. 32Cora E. Wolfley Newstark High School She hails from Newstark but we like her nevertheless. She has been a valuable asset to the class. Harold E. Bennett LaFayette, High School Bennett evidently goes on the theory of “Wise little owl that lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. He is our student. 33 Hazel Solomon Ada Grammar Schools She. ladies and gentlemen, is a fiend for psychology. philosophy, and the various “ologies;" so beware.Ruth Mae Cantrell Ada Grammar Schools Ruth is our “Sphinx;” she is a very able student and loyal to her class. James Herbert Jamison Ada Grammar Schools; Football. 13. 14; Baseball. 13, '14 He’s the most "ornery” thing we possess; and a gunman. Frances Leonore Shanks Boxwcll Graduate The other half of the “Shanks Sisters; Frances is a Latin shark and ultimately will be a rival of Homer. 34Mabel Woi.from Ada Grammar Schools Mabel is a brunette and fair to look upon, studious, quiet and unassuming. H. Clay McGuffey McGuffey High School Another of McGuffey’s proud sons, the town where that aromatic bulb, the 'Onion'’ is cultured. Frances Russell Ada Grammar Schools Frances is a genial companion. In fact, conversation is never lax if she is near. 35Carl V. Holman Ada Grammar Schools: Football. 12. ' I 3. ’14. 15; Basket Ball, ’13. 14, ’13 An athlete of no mean ability. Ethel Bardelmeier Antwerp High School She is a minister’s daughter, but alas! she has formed an uncanny desire for red hair. Delmar J. Shadley Alger High School Another lengthy Senior year addition. Shadley is jolly and witty and we all like him. 36Virgil M. May Box well Graduate Virgil is of the sterner sex but very quiet; he finds comfort in music for he is an excellent violinist. Sarah Louella Phillips Bcavcrdam High School Unlike the majority of her kind. Louella does not talk unless she has something to say. A good violinist. Maurice E. Elder Ada Grammar Schools Elder is a son of the soil; he is not afraid of work and can be depended on. He. too. is a violinist. 37To the Class of ’ 16 It has been my good fortune to be associated with the class of 1916, 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 achieve success. The call to the class room has been as a call to battle in the struggle for knowledge and as a preparation for life. I feel that I 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 with your record in school, and that all good things in life may come to the class of 1916 is the sincere wish of your superintendent and teacher. William Addison Stage 38History of Class of 1916 By Elizabeth McElroy t is impossible to look back on the star-lit vista of our class class History without realizing the immense value of those I radiant human lives that have gone to its making. And indeed no class is more worthy of praise and admiration than the class of 1916—the largest and most brilliant class thar 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 Kirkpatrick 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 Inter-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 it inds practically excluding all other thoughts. Still as we worked hard we accomplished 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. A valuable addition to our class this year was the "McGuffey quintet"—-Lavon Winkler. Eunice McGuffey. 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 ; Date never allowed anything to dampen his spirits. In addition to these we became acquainted this year with Verncr Vogenitz. Warren Leonard. Delmar Shadley. and Maud Ogden. They immediately won the friendship of all the students. Ethel Bardelmier—fun loving-Ethcl. flitted into our midst in our Junior year. You would never suspect that she was a minister's daughter. 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 man; 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 susceptibility to joy will always remain enthroned in the hearts of her class mates. 40Harriet 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 innocently been the cause of more than one heart break among the sterner sex. Lavonnc 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 forsomething to talk about. Daisy Porter and Irene I lugget 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 Wolflcy. Lester Long. Maurice Elder. Jess Klingler. and Dewey Slusser were four "sturdy sons of the soil” who crept likesnails unwillingly to school. 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. Daylc Sparr was our artist. Wc 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 1916. Herbert Jamison and Matt Robcnoltc were two happy-go-lucky boys who determined even at the expense of five dollars and and ninety-five cents to keep the honor of the Junior class. Needless 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 peacemaking qualities. 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 1916 has its story writers, most prominent being Donald Friedly 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; Mablc Lantz. tall, dignified, and blue -eyed: and Mablc Wolfrom. friendly and handsome; these are girls who never talked much but whose eyes have swept the whole horizon of duty, and whose positions have been as stable as Gibraltar by the sea. Clco and Frances Shanks were two black-eyed rural maids whose well earned pre-eminence in their classes could not be denied. Frances Russel, unselfish, kind and cheerful was a fine musician and 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 the sand. Helen Thompson, black-eyed and charming in every particular. 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 anything 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 School. In a class of sixty-three members we had nearly everything represented. 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. He 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 difficulties that arose 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 Gold. 42The Power By Eli -JJ71I arc all Pilgrims journeying toward the new and beautiful city of the Ideal.” Ideals, and not contentment, are the wal of this life. Today’s achievements and triumphs dic-■ t;itc 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 driftweeds, and the strange looking birds. So by ideals. God lures men on toward the soul’s undiscovered country. Character is the greatest of all ideals. If we arc 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 worthless wash. That person who appears to be your best friend, may prove to be your worst enemy. Men are daily escaping from the arms of the law. because they appear to be what they are not. Many a poor, wretched, downtrodden 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 of an Ideal Main 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 sec but one road to immortality; 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 eyesof orphans and widowed mothers. Talent, genius. 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 of these can give character. Character is a slow but sure growth to 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. 43and 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 them; both early became acquainted with the responsibiltics 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 stimulation 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 that will be a fit surface upon which to inscribe the noblest deeds and achievements. a character which can bring nothing but success, perhaps not in the material things of life but in a broader sense, that which elevates mankind far above the selfish, pleasure-seeking, immoral drift of society.Prophecy Class of 1916 By Ruth Spellman |HIL year 1926 finds me a librarian in the city of Chicago. Daily many persons come and go. some never return, others to come again so often that I 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 ' Penetrating 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 determination 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 distant people. 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 concentrate all my faculties both conscious and subconscious on the ball and what I was to see. I looked in. For a lortg time I could sec 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 Mcrtz. 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 arc noted for their famous debates. The scene changes to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City and I behold Paul Sells, singing before an admiring audience. He is accompanied by two violinists. Louclla Phillips and Maurice Fldcr. 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 45able 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 sec 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 Robcnolte, 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 arc 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 between races talking over their crops and stock. This hurly-burly scene changes gradually to one of solemnity a°d order. In a great tabernacle Date Bodell is holding evangelistic meetings and by his uncommon powers of speech is having great success; he is being assisted by Veril Baldwin, singer, and Clco Shanks, pianist. At a Farmers’ Institute in Ada. Ohio. Paul is presiding. ergil 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 Flazel 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 doctor’s wife. The familiar scenes of Ada change but not so quickly but that I catch a glimpse of a sign which reads. "Carl Holman. Physician Surgeon; Ross Sanderson. Funeral Director. T hen 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 capturing 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 one. On a farm adjoining. Iva Long is living a contented life as a farmer's wife. Eva Poling also lives not far away. In southern Ohio I sec Ethel Bardelmier at a big circus showing two redheaded 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 magazine 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 Breslcr. live in a little bungalow, inspired by their beautiful surroundings. Here too. Roger Dunlap is rivaling Luther Burbank in his wonderful plant productions. In Utah. Cora Wolfley is doing home missionary work among the Mormons. In Chicago Eva Welsh is typist for Henry Clay McGuffey 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 fireplace 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 McGuffey. A great stretch of snow and ice appears in Alaska. Warren Storer is constructing a tunnel under Bering Strait. As I watch, a nrinister of the gospel approaches clad in heavy furs. From inside the fur collar. I make out the face of Harold Bennet, our class professor. 47 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 Hugget is the owner of a big cotton plantation and is living in case and luxury. Frances Shanks is becoming 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 sec anything in the ball; my power is gone.Class Will Ty E. the class of 1916, being in sound state of mind and body. FfjRL an being desirous of equally distributing our worldly jgyk possessions while strength remains, do hereby make, 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 1917, we will and bequeath our position as Seniors in Ada High School, trusting that they uphold the honor of the place as we heretofore have done. 7 hird: To our best loved and sympathetic sister, the Class of 1918, 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 1919, 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. Work. 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 curiosity. 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- ophy of life theory as it is the only other valuable possession we have. Eighth: To our three sister Classes we will the love of our Superintendent. Wm. A. Stage, which he showered upon us in American History. And now having disposed of our most valuable property, we hope all heirs, assignees and others will be content and not revile the dead. Signed and sealed by the class of 1916 this 3d day of March. Nineteen Hundred and Sixteen. WITNESS. Verner Vocenitz Eli Main Dean Fields 48To the Class of 1916: It is a pleasure to greet you at this season of your lives. You have arrived at your High School Commencement. Do many 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 docs 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? i 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 w'hich 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 I congratulate you upon what you have done, and wish for you only the best during the remainder of your lives. Your friend. Joe H. Hill. 9Spoon Oration By M. A. Robenolte ONORABLE Juniors. Classmates and Friends: It is with a feeling of both gratitude and responsibility that I attempt tonight when the class of ’16 is in the act of bidding a final farewell to the Ada High School, to present this new but honored spoon to the honorable class of '17; 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 ’16 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 large doses. 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 bo compared 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 ’ 16 supplied four regulars and two substitutes to the noble cause. Does not this answer the question as to who has taken the initiative and actually delivered the goods in preserving the honor of old Ada High? 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 arc necessary to help them out of a mental stupor to which they arc 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 1916 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 graduation of the Ada High Seniors from the portals of the local seat bOof learning. How can one conceive of three more noted and remarkable events in any historical epoch. But friends, listen to me; the secret of this pleasing condition 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 1916 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 arc 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 God 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 opportunity; and then considering ourselves as friends, our relationship should be the closest possible. We should all work for the common 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 1916 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.The Grumble By Date Bodell HAKESPEARE once wrote a book entitled. "As You Like It," but my work has a name such as this. "As You Like It Not." When you come into the world you know not what you arc 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 I 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 it; 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 find more kinds of animals than were ever seen at a circus. About two hundred different species of the ape and the monkey, all together 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. H. 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 for a few 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. 52The 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 Brokes. Parasites and Know-It-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 arc 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 5 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 O. 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 advantage. 3Class of ’ I 6 By Maud Ogden and Martha Minshall 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 We have wandered afar through many a land. And from her we have gleaned a lesson so true. That patience and kindness will carry us through. Oh. yes. there is Llliott, we cannot forget. For we have not mentioned his qualities yet; Just Mr. Flliott, 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 the air And thus by a thought divine, created a flower fair. 54This very flower which they called sweet pea. We have taken as our emblem and shall always try to be. Just as cheerful, just as radiant, and shall always deem I hat it is best “To be and not to seem.” One-nine-onc-six and then a teen Makes the best class that ever was seen; For in years to come we all shall try To live up to our standards of Ada High. 56Closing Events of Our Senior Year |HE last Inter-Class Contest which we as a class will ever attend now belongs to the things that were. This year s contest was one of the best held here since its organization. Due to the class spirit and the cooperation on the part of the faculty, the high school as a whole and the various committees. the success of the contest lies. The Seniors were especially fortunate in winning both their numbers this year, showing a clean pair of heels to the Frcshics 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-ablv 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 members and equally as many opinions any achievement of such a body is really worth while. We arc glad to sec the Class of 16 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 (to the writer’s knowledge) been brot to Ada is the annual meeting of the North Western Ohio Oratorical Association in which arc 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 attendance 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 56so 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 members who arc far away from the old home and school. Let us all boost. CONCERNING THE SENIORS. Baccalaureate Sermon, May 14, 1916. Class Day Exercises, May 17. 1916. Commencement Exercises, May 18. 1916. Alumni Reception. May 19, 1916. Northwestern Ohio Oratorical High School colors, Purple and Contest. May 5, 1916. gold. Alumni Banquet. May 25, 1916. Senior Class Colors. Purple and green. Class Motto. "To be and not to seem." Class Flower, Sweet pea. Number of Senior Girls. Thirty-five. Number of Senior Boys. Thirty one. 57Inter-Class Contest High School Auditorium March 24 High School Orchestra Music............... Invocation.......... •■••••• • Music ............................High School Orchestra Debate: Resolved. That the United States Should Increase Her Naval Defense Equal to that of the Greatest World Power. Affirmative ... . Roscoe Klingler, Harold Harman Piano Duct Wilma McGinnis. Katherine Spellman Negative Lowell Snyder. Merle Agin Trio Edna Runser. Eunice Smith, Naomi McElroy Short Story '............................................R”™ Brewer Piano Solo Dorothy Ames Short Story Lavonne Cox Vodal Solo. ..................................................Katherine Danner Reading..................................■• • • • ••.......Freda Speer Trio Harriet Smith. Ruth Spellman. Vivian I obias Reading , LoIS Mathews Vocal Solo......................................... • Lucille Anspach Oration..........................................................W'LUAMS Piano Solo Khiva IHarvey Oration...................................... Eli Main Vocal Solo.................... Paul Sells Music High School Chorus Decision of Judges 59tbo rh History of Ada High School Orchestra HE High School Orchestra was organized in the year 1916, with the following members playing their respective parts: Director. Hazel Dobbins; Pianist, Khiva Harvey; First Violin, Louella Phillips. Lowell Snyder. Maurice Elder, Virgil May, John Wells; Cornet, Mark Shanklin, Carl Klingler. Merle Agin, Paul Poling; Clarinet, Donavan Isham; Second Violin. Mary Cotner. Mildred Ames. Jesse Klinger; Trombone, slide. Warren Leonard. Donald Friedly; valve, Roscoc 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 Inter-Class Contest. “Humoresques” Miss Dobbins (after reception at Disciple Church) Virgil, won’t it be awfully lonesome going home all alone? Virgil—(doubtfully) 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. I’ve got all I can do to take myself home. At a social gathering. One girl to another What’s the matter with your hand? The girl Why. Jesse squeezed it so hard. Miss Dobbins Say, automobiles are fine things, arent’ they? When I get a man he’ll have one. Jesse—There, John, is your chance. (John looks very favorable) Miss Dobbins I should say not. I’m not ready to start a kindergarten yet! 61To the Class: The graduating class of 1916 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 sufficient 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 6 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 1916. I am glad to congratulate you for your fidelity and sincerity in thus passing a very important 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 1916. Sincerely yours. H. T. 0. Blue.History of the Junior Class By Marjorie Warren HE first Monday of September in the year 1913. A. D.. dawned bright and fair; all Nature smiled and was glad. The reason for this phenomenon was that on that sunny day forty-six members of the Class of Nineteen Seventeen entered upon their High School careers as Freshmen. So bright they were, and so very, very “fresh!” Who could tell what great geniuses lay hidden in the promising class? 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 Inter-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 true, must have misjudged 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 flag 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 flag from the school building is NOT by shooting at it. The only thing which was hit was a town ordinance. On 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 Soudcr. 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. We learned this year under Mr. Blue that it is impossible to make a century out of thirty years, and also that "a 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 gray. 65Class Officers President Harold Harmon Vice-President Robert McWilliams Secretary Ruth Snyder Treasurer Jesse Klingler Historian..... Marjorie Warren Class Editor . ... . Ralph Williams Harold Harmon Mark Shanklin Faith Shanklin Roscoe Klingler Jennings Stambaugh Khiva Harvey Everett Buchele Marjorie Warren Dorothy Hayden Von Schlester Ralph Williams Ruby Bowers John Wells Hazel Carey Goldie Cotner Jesse Klingler Opal Herr Elizabeth Conkle Levi Williams lone Ream James Benner Harry McElroy Pauline Edwards Ruth Benner Raymond Welker Ruth Snyder Catherine Davenpoi t Orville Baughman Lucille Anspach Robert McWilliams Ralph Williams Iva Sword Pearl Thut 66Junior Jokes By Ralph Williams Faye Moore I smell tobacco s moke. 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 I wouldn’t believe one word she says. What makes the Juniors Famous. Roscoc Klinglcr is noted for his extreme avoirdupois, manly brow and his scientific nanrer of appealing to Blue in History class. Lucilc 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 school. Mark Shanklin (hearing someone coughing) Too many cigarettes. Von Schlester By hen teeth, men. that gets my goat. Robert McWilliams The Freshmen girls arc clear out of sight. 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 taking a snooze in 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? 6769History of Class of 1918 By Dorothy M. Foley OR the benefit of non-partisan readers it may be well to give a brief definition of the word history, so that they 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 Emphasis. We began our career in 1914. The first result of our brilliance 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 end; 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 brightness. Time whirled on and I. C. C. was among the passing events. It 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 191 3 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. 70Class Officers President Vice President. Secretary....... Treasurer Historian ...... Class Editor . Merle Agin Dorothy Ames Clayton Bushong Esther Blosscr Gaius Baumgardner Homer Baransy George Baughman Mollie Cummans I eroy Cotner John Cochran Robert Darnell Audrey Dally Lucinda Evcrsolc Lowell Snyder Dorothy Foley Hazel Elsay Edna Haley Howard Kirby Leo Klingler Sterling I ongcncckcr Bernard Kinnear .........Merle Agin . George Rothrock .......Lois Mathews Homer Baransy Dorothy Foley Lowell F. Snyder Scott Lantz Bernice Lantz Lorcnc Montgomery Inez McGlumphy John McElroy Mary McWilliams Arlic Matheny Wilma McGinnis Lois Mathews Alctta Parshall Lelia Rockey George Rothrock Fannie Shellcr Katherine Spellman Theresa Slusser Mary Slccsman Helen Wright Ilo Wollam Truman Wolgamuth Carl Klingler 71Sophomore Jokes 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--" If you were in Germany now and a cannon ball was coming toward you, what would you see?” Merle Agin—"Your death.” LOST Missing from Ada about the third of next month. 1780, a tall complexioncd young man about five feet six inches of age; height, thirty-seven years; had on when last seen a pair of swallowtail sealskin trousers with sausage stripes: fashionable mutton chop waistcoat; with cast iron trimmings; double barreled frock-coat; 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 head; stoops upright when he walks crooked; a slight impediment in his look; 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 Australia. 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! Is this-----Yes. may I call this evening?” The surprised boys started to stammer a reply, but were cut off by this: “All right. I’ll comeat 7:30. Goodbye." We arc sorry to say that the girls lost their nerve by evening, for we should have liked to have watched the embarrassed Sophs. Homer Baransy I’m a stranger here (below) Heaven is my home. George Rothrock—Ma. may I go with the girls? George Baughman The Knight of Labor—(On lessons). 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 arc near. And well. "A hint to the wise is sufficient.” Mr. Blue I don’t care anything about the book. Silas Marner; what I’m after is the author. 7274History of the Freshman Class By Ruth Brewer EPTEMBER 6. 191 S. marks the great day when the "Freshies." who will later become the graduating class vS? of 1919. 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 Freshmen. 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 Marccllus Kimble. Vera and Carl Barnes; from Rinehart came Warren Hammer. Errett Motter. Beatrice Long and Russell Main; Harold Snyder came to us from Pumpkin Hook. Fairic 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 Marklcy from Cummins. From Riley Creek school we secured Howald Galant and Clyde Williams. Wayne Cooney joined us from Klinglcr 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 President we have wisely chosen Mills Shanabargcr. who came to us from the second ward school of Morgantown. West Virginia, at the beginning of the school year. With such an efficient "headlight" why shouldn’t we conquer this little "Frcshic World” of ours, and gradually soar upward and onward and when we have reached a safe harbor in 1919, we hope to look back at "Old Time in his flight." with a proud and happy countenance and outstretch 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. Mildred Ames Vera Barnes Carl Barnes Ruth Brewer Frieda Beuchert Wayne Cooney Mary Cotner Alma Ream Hildred Reedy Edna Runser Kathryn Danner Mills Shanabargcr Fred Eckenrode Eunice Smith Herbert Freeman Florence Schroll Dorothy Greer Frieda Speer Howard Gallant Marie Shanklin Ellis Stuart Fairie Halsey Harold Schneider Rachel Shiverdecker Warren Hammer Donavan Isham Ernest Vanatta Ruth Price Marcellus Kimble Paul Poling Ruth Long Harold Marklcy Beatrice Long Naomi Me Elroy Clifford I intz Una Neiswander Stanley Miller Paul McWilliams Mark Myers Delphine Marty Russell Main Errett Motter MauriceMcKitrick T-'l ct 75Jokes By Don avan I sham A FRESHMAN’S WOES A Freshman's life is full of woe. With other classmen he has no show. He goes to bed at eight o'clock 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'll have. Then to feed the next class salve. The worst of it is his studies are stiff. English. Latin both need a lift. Oh. well! Conditions may change who knows, But God have mercy on a Freshman’s woes. SEVEN WONDERS OF THE FRESHMEN CLASS 1st. Dorothy Greer’s collection of Foolish Questions. 2nd. Howard Gallant the Giant. 3rd. Wayne Cooney the Dwarf. 4th. Fairy Halsey’s Walk. 3th. Icky Miller's Marvelous Pugilistic Efforts. 6th. Clifford Lantz and Paul Poling the Lady Killers. 7th. 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?" I have been asked to remind some of the Freshmen who have been tyrannizing the teachers of A.H.S. that unless they consent 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 EXPLAINING TO HAROLD SCHNEIDER WHAT CAUSES THUNDER Harvey—Now, Harold, if you should take a stick and strike a tub (there he paused and waved his hand back and forth to represent vibrations) what would make the noise?" Harold (after thinking seriously for about half a minute)— The stick, Mr. Harvey. FOUND Among Dorothy Greer’s famous collection of Foolish Questions. 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 32° is the freezing point, what is the squeezing point? Alma —I don’t know, what is? Carl—About 2 in the shade. OFTEN HEARD IN THE LATIN CLASS Mrs. Hickernell—Now. all having this sentence may be scat ed. (A few seconds later) I guess you all may be seated at once. 7677HOLD INGUP OUFL, FODTBALB REPUTA T ION 78Football 1915 By Verner Vogenitz robably no Ada High team ever faced the opening of the gridiron season with more gloomy prospects than the team of 1915. 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 team. 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 participating in the sport until all past debts of the Atheletic Association were fully met. It so happened that the team of ‘ 14 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- ars. 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 ban lifted. 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 I 3-3 score. This game was featured by the stone-wall defense of the Ada team and the ease with which the local backs punctured their opponents’ line. The showing of the team in this game was such as to encourage the hopeof another championship record. Holman starred with his brokenfield running and long punts. The next game of the schedule was with Findlay High, 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 computed. but thought to be 6600 to absolute zero.” After a fortnight during which coach and team labored strenuously to strengthen the weak places, the team went to Van Wert, but here again superior weight was the decisive factor and Van Wert won. 19-0. 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 opponents, practically the entire game being staged in Galion territory. 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. 13th the team went to Napoleon, where they pre- sented the strongest line-up of the season. Holman returning to the left half position, from which he had been forced by injuries received 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 scoreless. One goal was missed and the score stood 20 to 0 at the game’s close. The curtain was rung down on the season of ‘15 at Defiance, where both teams fought desperately under most adverse conditions, the field being a sea of mud. Neither team was able to gain consistently, with the results that the ball was never within striking distance of cither goal. The fact that both tcami were stronger on defense than offense was perhaps the chief factor in the scoreless tie. A review of the season would not be complete without a fitting acknowledgment of Ada High’s indebtedness to coach. Justin McEJroy, for his labor in behalf of the team. Without promise o. 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 interests 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 1915. 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 Bucyrus game.The Team 3J?T|olman and Capt. Stambaugh were undoubtedly the stars on the team and would have shown more had not both been ftjr forced out of the line-up for the greater part of the season 11,1 because of injuries. Holman is the best punter and drop kicker Ada Hi has ever had and could buck and back up the line with the best of them. Captain Stambaugh was the most consistent fighter on the team and merited his election to the leadership 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 tackier 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 foot ball.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 ability to play all these positions equally well. An accurate passer, fearless and extremely fast. McCafferty did his best work at guard and it can be said he always got his opponent’s "Goat", 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 tackier. Dunlap, the heavyweight of the squad, had much ability to open up holes in opponents’ lines and was a 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. Eckcnrode. Storer. D. Fields and Fricdly were of assistance to the team by making others go some to beat them to regular berths. Vogcnitz. the editor of this section, and left end. refuses to incriminate 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. The line-up Top Row. Cummans. McElroy. McCafferty. Main. Fcken rode. Middle Row. Mertz. D. Fields. Storer. Diehl. Friedley. Bottom Row. R. Fields. Dunlap. Stambaugh (Capt.). Vogen- itz, Bodell. Record of Games Ada vs Bucyrus. at Ada.......... 13—3 Ada vs Findlay . . ..... .............................0 66 Ada vs Van Wert, at Van Wert............................0—19 Ada vs Galion .at Galion............... ..................6 7 Ada vs Defiance, at Ada . . ...........30 0 Ada vs Napoleon, at Napoleon.............................20—0 Ada vs Defiance .at Defiance.......... ...................0—0 8284Basket Ball he editor of this section has been sorely pressed to produce a satisfactory alibi for this season’s basket ball team. The hard luck stories usually so serviceable for this purpose must.alas, becastaway. "Thctalcof a jinx” that remorselessly 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 athletes. 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. Napoleon. Bluffton. Crestline. Galion and Van Wert. It had been planned to give details of the games, but the score book has been mislaid 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 Eric: “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’ 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 serious obstacle was the schedule itself opening away from home and containing but two games on the home floor. However, the interest 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 earnestly endeavored to make a winning team of the material at hand. May there be other Ada Hi Alumni such as he. Basket Ball Line-up. (See Picture) Bottom Row, Left to Right. Merle Mertz. Carl Holman. Cecil Ridgeway. Middle Row. Harry McElroy. Verner Vogenitz, Reed Fields. Top Row. Coach McElroy. Mcrwin Smith. 86 Height Weight Color of Color of Favorite Ft. In. Lbs. the Eyes the Hair Pastime Paul Adam 5 9 146 Brown Black Tinkering Vivian Tobias 5 4 140 Brown Brown Motoring Mat Robenolte 5 9 146 Brown Dark Nature Merle Mertz 5 6 128 Blue Light Athletics Ruth Spellman 5 5 140 Brown Brown Skating J. T. Cunningham 6 1 220 Grey Light Motoring Ross Sanderson 5 II 150 Blue Brown Work Elizabeth McElroy5 4 105 Grey Brown Reading Paul D. Sells 5 8 172 Brown Black Poker Warren Storer 6 141 Grey White Hunting Martha Minshall 5 3 104 Blue Brown Skating Verner Vogenitz 5 II 165 Blue White Eating Maud Ogedn 5 5 130 Brown Dark Riding. Driving Eli Main 6 1 165 Grey Black Jones' Ford Cleah Henry 5 1 100 Brown Brown Talking Dean Fields 5 10 135 Blue Brown Reading La Vonne Cox 5 5 115 Brown Brown Talking Date Bodell 5 9 160 Blue Brown Athletics Marian Franklin 5 6 116 Blue Light Talking Cecil Ridgeway 6 1 160 Blue Brown Trapping Muriel Franklin 5 6 116 Blue Brown Talking Doyle Spar 6 160 Brown Brown Experimenting Fern Freed 5 100 Brown Brown Tatting Merwin Smith 5 5 120 Black Black Basket ball Lavan Winkler 5 6 120 Brown Brown Tatting Donald Fricdly 5 3 110 Brown Brown Rhum Eunice McGuffey 5 6 115 Blue Brown Motoring Faye Moore 5 5 116 Grey Red Whistling Lester Candler 6 145 Grey Black Baseball Who’s Who Highest Ambition College Expected to Attend Favorite Study Nickname Favorite Expression Farmer Mathematics Adams I'll bet you Specialize in Music Notre Dame Music Jake Oh, quit your kidding Pensioned Bachelor Univ. of Paris Science Mat Ke tiff Financier 0. N. U. Mathematics Mcrtz 1 bet chou City Librarian O. N. U. 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Mathematics Dimples Latin Wise Physics Cute Physics Slats Literature Solie Mathematics Silent Phil, of Life Jamie Latin Shank Literature Noisy Geology Hank Astronomy Slim Geometry Newt Botany Siss Menu Lengthy History Virgie Vergil Phillie Physics Deacon Good-night Yes Hey. there Did you get it? Oh Yes Wow I got that Now. honest O. shucks Petey Dink You are Jake Hey Scratch me Yes it is Say Hair in snoutBig Praire Fire Page 23 200 Cowboys Discharged The Senior Tattler SPECIAL RATES TO LATIN PONIES A Pithy Fact -King George Has 300 Cousins VOLUME UOME No. I THE SENIOR TATTLER. Our history class being the source of most of our amusement it would be unfair to humanity not to note a 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 Uhion army killed half of the Confederate army, captured the rest and the balance escaped. (Unfortunate Confederates) Now. Mr. Fields, how long has slavery been in existence?" Mr. Fields "Ever since it started?" Mr. Stage—"Exactly right. Now. in speaking of Gen. Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg, that was a magnificent SEPTEMBER MORN thing; those soldiers swept down across the valleys a mile wide of them. (This 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 cluss more regular." Mr. Sanderson "Why. sultanly." Mr. Blue "Pupils, the duality of the universe is the phenomenon of all phenomena. Now. if there are annual editors present don’t put that in the 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 1913. AFTER DARK cellar and looks for a black cat that isn’t there. Eunice McGuffey has a scar on her cheek where she ran into a 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 come. Donald F.—Ruth, when will there only be twenty-five letters in the alphabet. Ruth Snyder Why. I don’t know, when will there be? Donald—When U and I are one. (We didn't think this of Donald but you can never tell.) PRICE ONE SHEKEL KNEES Knees bag trousers, hold girls, and at one time were used extensively for praying. Knees are also employed in footb-ll and basket ball. When used for this purpose they arc covered with h ir-mat tresses. 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 domestic article. Knees are also used by husbands who plant them firmly in their wives' backs while hooking them up. engaging themselves meanwhile in merry songs and persiflage. Every knee helps to tether the calf of the leg to the thigh, if it were not for the faithful knee the calf would iK $ 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 almoat 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 time. Knees are ambitious, a pair will begin by holding up one girl and end by holding up a whole family. From Life. Elliot—(in chemical laboratory) What is the result when Antimony and Chloride arc united. Eva W. Why. Matrimony. of course. Eunice Me.--How much are your nickel dolls? Clerk Five cents, madam. THE SENIOR TATTLER Talking about the evils of the movies, how's this from Life? Purely Phsycological 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 retreated. He came nearer. He grabbed 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 screamed 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 un utter stranger. What explanation have you to offer for your conduct?” Suddenly he realized what he had th ne. 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 (fowls). Mary Sleesman—I am sick. Mabel W. I'll bet I know what is the matter with you. you are lovesick. Mary S.—Well, whut is love-sickness. Mabel.—It's a ticklish sensation about the heart that you can’t scratch. Date B.—Verner. have you heard the story about two feet? Vognitz—No: what is it? Date You have too (two), look and see. Eliot Marion, what is heat? Marion F.—Huh; hot air. that’s easy. Elliot—That is but all heat is not the same kind. Warning 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. Twenty-third Psalm. (Version by a Senior Girl) 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 electricity 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 husband would come home late and complain 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 see. 91THE SENIOR TATTLER President of Queen Esther Circle You may as well mark off the names of those members who have been recently married for— Helen T.. Secretary (much excited) - Oh. can't married people belong? Elliot—Gladys, what is a magnet? (Gladys immediately scratches her head) Now scratch the other side. Where’s Hawkshaw 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 questions in history. Bodell without a bunch of food for the squirrels. 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 (diamond king)? 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 textbook. Miss Dobbins—Verner. do you know you are singing tenor? Verner—Why. yes. I am the “Boy Marvel.” Fat Mac—I wondered what was the matter. Mr. Blue Oh. I don’t care what the text book says. Mrs. Hickernel -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 Class Mr. Blue -Now, class, one week from today we will have an examination. A hint to the wise is sufficient. Everybody come to class fully prepared. A hint to the wise is sufficient. Now. I have a new plan, which I think will work out. (Muffled 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 sufficient. Some of you boys may not laugh quite so hard when you get your grades. A hint to the wise is sufficient. Now. when 1 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 sufficient. Now. the examination 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. (seeing the telling effect his philosophy has produced on the multitude) the rest of the period you may get ready to take notes upon such subjects as I shall talk. (1st bell) Lucille—I have no pencil. Mr. Blue—That is not my fault, you should come to class, fully prepared. Jennings, wake up now. I can’t have loafers in my classes. You must come here for Business? (2nd bell) 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 banquets. especially on the part of the guests as well as on the host and waiters is a matter which calls loudly for improvements. 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 92THE 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. I3eside 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 gracefully 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 invariably 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. When 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 minutes being long enough. Should the back bone, the ribs and a few fish fins become lodged in your throttle, just modestly and quietly remove the obstruction by a fork or in extreme cases a derrick and cables may be used. If your plate should become overloaded. discard your fork and use the knife the use of which re |uircs careful manipulation and skill. If a piece of meat suddenly becomes animated with life and attempts to flee from your plate just cooly recapture it and throw it into a far comer ol the room. Always try to make yourself attractive and interesting. This may be done by juggling a little water in your throttle. If you should bite your tongue don't paint the air blue with any illfitting remarks but hang your tongue out of the corner of your mouth until it becomes thoroughly cool and then proceed. 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. If you spill your coffee in your neighbor’s lap. you should instantly assure him that you didn't really care for the coffee anyway. 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 If at first you don’t fill up. Try. try again. By Sandy. Did You Know? AH boots and shoes made in Australia 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 HtO. Wage earners in this country have an annual sick bill of $680,000,000. Life insurance was first introduced in Japan in 1881. Russia has 400.000.000 gallons of vodka she does not know what to do with. The man who works in an ammunition plant has a good chance to rise in this world. Light travels 186.000 miles per second. Ice is cheaper in Iceland than in Brazil. 9’..7 v k ay9m i JM iU$94

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