Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH)

 - Class of 1922

Page 1 of 100

 

Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection, 1922 Edition, Cover
Cover



Page 6, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collectionPage 7, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection
Pages 6 - 7

Page 10, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collectionPage 11, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection
Pages 10 - 11

Page 14, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collectionPage 15, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection
Pages 14 - 15

Page 8, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collectionPage 9, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection
Pages 8 - 9
Page 12, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collectionPage 13, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection
Pages 12 - 13
Page 16, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collectionPage 17, 1922 Edition, Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection
Pages 16 - 17

Text from Pages 1 - 100 of the 1922 volume:

HOOKS ARE THE REST OF THINGS. WELL USED; AN INSPIRATION TO M AN KIND. —EM ERSON-o PURPLE AND GOLD THE YEAR BOOK OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF ADA HIGH SCHOOL Volume One 1922Table of Contents I. DEDICATION II. EDITORIAL STAFF III. HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING IV. FACULTY V. SENIORS VI. JUNIORS VII. SOPHOMORES VIII. FRESHMEN IX. LITERARY X. INTERCLASS XI. MUSIC XII. ATHLETICS XIII. JOKES XIV. ADVERTISEMENTS Sevenpurple aito (Soto[Purple anb 3olb DEDICATION TO PROF. C. I). HINDADU WHO BY HIS TIRK-EESS KNKRGV AND HONEST EFFORT HAS RENDERED GREAT SERVICE TO ADA HIGH SCHOOL. THIS ANNUAL, THE YEAR BOOK OF THE CLASS )E NINETEEN HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO. IS RES DECT El 1.1 A' DEDICATED.(purple anb 5olb --------------------------u d Editorial Staff RICH Alt l WARNER '22 EDITOR CLIFFORD DICKSON '22 ASSISTANT EDITOR I WIGHT SOLOMON 22 1 lUSINESS MANA IER HELEN KELLY '22 SS'T BUSINESS MGR. M I LUCENT WARREN '22 LITERARY AND MUSIC ROY MATHENY '22 ATHLETICS CAREY LEMMON ’22 ART AND CIRCULATION CAROL POLING ’22 SOCIAL LY MAN BRANST1TTER ’22 JOKES GRACE DICKSON •23 JUNIORS LELAND JUDKINS ’24 SOPHOMORES NED JENNINGS •25 FRESHMEN Foreword MAN has his limitations and his faults. No single person or thing is absolutely perfect. So this book has not attained perfection, but it represents the best efforts of the staff. Love’s labor is never lost, and if, in the years to come, when the burdens of life are heaviest, this humble volume shall aid in recalling to mind the activities and friendships of youth, our labor shall not have been in vain, and the work in publishing this annual will be repaid. (f ADA HI(rH SCHOOLfcr-fr- 1P tuple ani) (Soto ThirteenIPurple anb Go lb The Faculty SUPT. C. D. HINDALL (To whom this annual is dedicated) Hiram College, 1907, A. B. Ohio Northern University, 1913. B. Ped. PR IN. J. E. BALMER Carnegie Technical Institute, 1911 - 12 Ohio Northern University. 1918, B. S. in Ed. GEORGE A. RICKARD Indiana State Normal School, 1911 Phillips Bible Institute, 1916, B. BE. Ohio Northern University, 1921, B. S. MARY HICKERNELL Ohio Northern University, 1874-76, A. B. and A. M. Ohio State University, 1878-79 Columbia University, 1920 RUTH SPELLMAN Ada High School, 1916 Ohio Northern University, 1919, A. B. Ohio State Summer School, 1920 HELEN EWING Ada High School. 1913 Ohio Northern University, 1917, B. S. MRS. W. LOY JOHNSON Bluff ton College, 1913 Miami University, 1916, A. B. H A ROLL CO URTRIG H T Heidelberg University, 1920, A. B. Coach, Ada High School, 1922 MRS. HAROLD COURTRIGHT DePauw University, 1917-18 University of Michigan, 1920, A. B.7 J Ipurple anb (Sott PRIN. J. E. BALMER MARY HICKERNEEE GEORGE RICKARD RUTH SPELLMAN FifteenIpurple anb (Solb SixteenIpurple anb (3olb Seventeen(Purple anb (Solb Senior Class Officers PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT S E ’ R ET A R V -TR10 AS P R10 R RICH A RD W A RN10 R DWIGHT SOLOMON - ROY MATH ION Y CLASS COLORS—Red and White CLASS FLOWIOR—Red Rose CLASS MOTTO—To be rather than to seem to be. EighteenIpmvple anb Golb I [1 W AI T ER .1AMESON—“Lu ke” Ada Grammar School, 1910 Vs or Other V’s Literary Society (). X. U. Summer School, 1920-21 “At each step I feel my head knock a star out of heaven.” FRA NCI S SH AD I iEY—“Fran k i e” Boxwell Graduate. 1918 P. E. P. Literary Society Class Poetess “She invokes the Muse of Poetry at will." EVERYN lv ING—1 Evy” Ada Grammar School, 1918 Vs or Other Vs Literary Society “Labor finds its just reward.” NINA WELLS—"Betty” Boxwell Graduate, 1918 .Jeffersonian Literary Society Triangle Glee Club A. H. S. Glee Club “Her. feet are moved by a sweet concord of sounds.” NineteeniPurple anb (Soto er -%-• W. OTTO ELZAY Loudonville Grammar School. 1918 Delphic Literary Society Secretary-Treasurer Athletic Assn A. H. S. Glee Club "A modern Beau-Brummel. PA I’LINE CASE- •Tolly" Ml. Gilead Grammar School. 1918 Jeffersonian Literary Society interclass, 22 A. H. S. Glee Club Triangle Music Club “A sweet and quiet disposition." EARL VAN HOUTEN—“Little Mike." Ada Grammar School, 1918 Delphic Literary Society Senior Basketball A. H. S. Glee Club "A son of the soil, stout of heart, and strong of limb." ELIZABETH HERMON—“Betty” Ada Grammar School, 1918 Deltonian Literary Society Interclass, ’19 “Her modest mien and quiet dignity proclaim her a thoroughbred." Twenty(purple anfc (5olb DONALD BROWN Ada Grammar School, 1018 1 E. P. Literary Society Senior Basketball "A word for the wise is sufficient. ZELMA ROCKWELL—”Z Z” Ada Grammar School. 1018 Deltonian Literary Society A. H. S. Glee Club “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is fairest of us all?” DON H ESSE R—4 Fr ggy' La Rue Grammar School. 1017 P. E. P. Literary Society Senior Basketball A. H. S. Glee Club “The source of all mischief; a king; • demerits.” RUTH LAND F AIR— ‘Ch u c k 1 e s" Tfarrod Grammar School 1018 Harrod High School. 21 V. I. M. Literary Society “She bubbles over with good cheer. Twenty-one% Ipurple a nb (Bolt VI KOIL POLING- "Virgo" Ada Grammar School, 1917 Jeffersonian Literary Society "Slow hut sure." MABEL ROGERS Byhalia Grammar School. 1918 P. 10. P. Literary Society "Silence is golden." CLIFFORD DICKSON—"Skipper Dick" Ada Grammar School, 1918 V. I. M. Literary Society Football, 20, ('apt. 22 Basketball, 20. 21, ('apt. 22 Interclass 20, ’21, 22 Athletic Board Associate Editor Purple and Gold Northwestern Ohio Oratorical Contest, 1922 Class Orator "Silver tongued and lithe of body." I RENE SMITH—"Happy" Mt. Pleasant Grammar School. 1918 Deltonian Literary Society Triangle Glee Club A. H. S. Glee Club Orchestra — "She of the incessant giggle." Twenty-twoIpmrple anb (5olb J AMICS IJOWERS—’‘.I iinniv” New Stark Grammar School. 1018 Y’s or Other Vs Literary Society Class Grumbler “When duty calls I go to Findlay. HICL10N K 1CLLY—“Margie” Ada Grammar School, 1018 Jeffersonian Literary Society Class President, 1021 A. H. S. Glee Club Asst. Pus. Mgr. Purple and Gold Valedictorian “Our little Margie, she’s about all 'Insky now.” .). KILLY KINXKAK Middle Point Grammar School. 10IS V. I. M. Literary Society “livery man has a hobby: his is Radio." MILLICICNT WARREN- “Milly” Ada Grammar School, 1018 Y’s or Other Vs Literary Society Interclass, 22 Triangle Glee Club Orchestra Girl's Basketball ’22 Literary ICditor. Purple and Gold Class Prophet "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast." Twenty-threeIP tuple ant (5olJ I, Y M A N 1 i HA NSTITT E R_ B ra n n y ’ McGuffey Grammar School. 1918 McGuffey High School. ’21 Deltonian Literary Society •Joke Editor, Purple and Gold “A studious lad, quiet and refined.” 11ST ES 1 »OW ELI j—"Betsy” Boxwell Graduate. 1918 V. I. M. Literary Society Athletic Board Girl’s Basketball, '20, ’22 “Her temper oft creeps forth, keen-edged as a sword.” .) A Y SLEESMAN—“Doggy” Ada Grammar School, 1918 V. I. M. Literary Societv Senior Basketball “The chores are done And homeward wends the country lad ” HELEN STONEHILL—“Stony” Dally Grammar School, 1918 Y’s cr Other Y's Literary Society "Work well done is not in vain.” Twenty-fourRICHARD WARNER—“Dick" Warren Grammar School. 1918 P. E. P. Literary Society Class President, ’22 Class Historian Editor Purple and Gold Orchestra "Wearily the editor betakes himself to bed. Too tired to write his epitaph." MIRIAM EWING—"Mir" Forest Grammar School. 1918 Delphic Literary Societv Triangle Music Club A. H. S. Glee Club Salutatorian •♦A beautiful and happy girl. With step as light as summer air." RALPH WOLFLEY "Shorty" Ada Grammar School, 1918 Deltonian Literary Society Senior Ilasketball “Yes sail, boss.” ADA CAMPBELL—"Dor- Roundhead Grammar School. 1918 Roundhead High School. ’21 Y’s or Other Y’s Literary Society A. H. S. Glee Club "I think Ohio Northern students are just grand." Twenty-fivepurple aitb (Bolt DWIGHT SOLOMON—••Red" Ada Grammar School, 1018 Y’s or Other Y’s Literary Society P.usiness Manager, Purple and Gold Football, ’21 Senior Rasketball Interclass, ’20, ’21 ('lass President, 1920 Vice President, ’22 “An all around good fellow and good sport.” DORIS COOK -"Cookie” Lima Public Schools. 1918 V. I. M. Literary Society "A face of lily-beauty. With a form of airy grace.” .1. CAIUCY LEMMON—"Goofey' Lima Public Schools. 1918 Delphic Literary Society President Athletic Association Football, ’21 Rasketball, 22 In tore lass. ’21 Art Kditor. Purple and Gold "There are two sides to every question. mine and the wrong one." MIGNON SCHtTRTZ- "Rah" Ada Grammar School, 1917 Delphic Literary Society A. H. S. Glee Club "Variety, and lots of it. is what I like.” Twenty-six[purple anb (5olb FIiAN K HAMM10R— Prof ” Ada Grammar School, 1017 Special Student O. N. U.. 1021-22 "Perseverance conquers all.” RUTH KIOLLY—"Rutha .lane.” Ilo.wvell Graduate, 1018 P. 10. P. Literary Society "She has a smile for everyone. II A RR110T SLlJSSI0R—"Mack- Box well Graduate. 1918 V. I. M. Literary Societv A. H. S. Glee Club “Impulsive, earnest, prompt to act. And make her {generous thought a fact.” CAROL POLING "Kid” Ada Grammar School, 1018 V’s or Other Y’s Literary Society Interclass, ’10, ’20, '22 Triangle Music Club A. H. S. Glee Club Social lOditor Purple and Gold "Oh! For a glance into those dazzling eyes. "And the sound of a voice that is never still.” Twenty-sevenIpmrple anb (Solb HOLLIS HITNSICKER—“Pete" McGuffey Grammar School. 1018 McGuffey High School, ’21 Jeffersonian Literary Society "From the land of the onion." RACHEL LEMMON Lima Public Schools, 1917 Delphic Literary Society "The keynote of character is truth.” ELOISE LENTZ—"Ted" Perry Grammar School. 1918 Deltonian Literary Society Girls' Basketball, '22 Athletic Board A. H. S. Glee Club "A maiden, comely, good, and fair. With deep blue eyes, and red. red hair." EDNA POLING—"Eddie" Box well Graduate, 1918 Vs or Other V’s Literary Society "She delights in the cool of the evening. when lovers fond and fair— Twenty-eightIpuvple anb (5olb ROY MATHENY—"Teeny” Ada Grammar School, 1918 P. K. P. Biterary Society Class Secretary-Treasurer. 22 Athletic Editor Purple and Gold Athletic Board Football. 19. ’20, '21 Senior Basketball Class Will "The quintessence of mirth." RUTH LOPER —"Rufus" Ada Grammar School. 1918 P. E. P. Biterary Society Vice-President Athletic Assn. President Triangle Music Club A. H. S. Glee Club "Her voice is like the thrush at eve." OGUE BAUGHMAN—"Irish" Ada Grammar School, 1918 Jeffersonian Biterary Society Senior Basketball "The Shamrock forever.” Twenty-nine Ipurple anb (5clb joij;y seniors Thirtypurple anb (3olb Thirty-oneThirty-twoIpmvple anb (5olb JUNIOR CLASS ITU PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT S EC R ET A R V - T R E A SIJ R EI i SPONSOR CLYDE MOORE LOIS WILCOX THELMA HULL RUTH SPELLMAN COLORS: Purple and White. MOTTO: “Stick Together.” CLASS Eordyce Adam Harry Hatties Alice Baughman Howard Browns Harriet Carter Leila Cotner Ralph Crates Austin Church William Bosse Gladys Davenport Clyde Danner Clare Davis Grace Dickson Reba Ewing Lawrence Freeman Lillian Herr Thelma Hull John Law WHO IS— The Independent The Dignified The Best Hearted The Quiet The Sport The Good Little Devil The Always Late The Bashful ROLL Gertrude Law Beatrice Loper Clyde Moore Glenn Moore Moneta Marshall Verona Northrup Anna Phillips Marguerite Poling Hayden Raabe George Richards Lewis Shelly Ardena Slusser Evelyn Smith Pamelia Twigg Loene Webb Don Welker Lois Wilcox Thelma Hull Glenn Moore Evelyn Smith Beatrice Loper Lois Wilcox Clare Davis Lawrence Freeman Howard Browns JUNIOR JOTTINGS Mr. Rickard—“Davis, sit up in your seat. It’s a pity you can't get enough sleep. Why don't you stay at home a day and rest up?” C. Davis—“A day wouldn't do it.” Mr. Rickard—“Sit up! Don't rest on your collar button.” C. Lemmon—“Collar buttons are cheaper than pants.” Fordyce—“Oh, Loene! Your hair is so wavy!” Loene—Hope it doesn't make you sea sick.” Miss Spellman (in Anna's absence)—“Does anyone here know whether Anna expects to go to the Interclass banquet?” “Stoney” Danner—“I'll say she does.” Mrs. Hickernell—“Au diner la domestique servit deux poulets.” C. Moore—“What did you say her name was?” We wonder— What Junior boy's necktie is never in place.—Ask Martha Why so many High School boys go north.—Ask Leila Why George Rickard sometimes looks sour.—Call up Bluffton Whether Clare knows etiquette.—Ask Mildred How they make “Hems” in sewing class.—Ask Lillian Thirty-threeiPuvple anb (Bolb History of the Junior Class By Grace Dickson THE first Monday of September, 1919, was that memorable day when forty-three Freshies tripped, bright and early, up the steps of the Ada High School building. Most were coming for the first time, a few for the second chance, but all were determined and anxious to learn the right road to understanding and to education. No one knew at this time how many “dumb-bells” or how many geniuses might develop from the concealed depths of the hopeful, or perhaps hopeless class. Although we were rather small in stature and slow in those terrible Latin phrases, and the X’s and Y’s of algebra, we proved ourselves worthy during that first year of high school life. Our pep was first exhibited by the election of officers early in the school year with Lawrence Freeman as president. Our colors were blue and yellow. For Interclass Contest our first year, we chose Ruth Smith for original short story and Anna Phillips for the reading. With Ruth as our contestant we became the proud victors over the Seniors. All too soon came the close of that happy year, and we, at least most of us had stepped up the next round of the ladder of learning, and were no longer known as Freshmen, but as Sophomores. Ruth Smith was elected president of the class and the colors were changed to green and white. In November we became disconsolate over the departure to California of our honorable president, who was succeeded by Glenn Moore. Our second attempt at Interclass, although not a victorious one. was not altogether a failure, for the debate as well as the reading showed undeniable labor and talent. With the aid of Miss Spellman, the Sophomore English classes originated the “Sophomore Bugle” which was later known as the “Purple and Gold.” This high school paper was a great asset to the school and should be continued every year. Juniors!” Ain’t it a grand and glorious feelin’?” We now have an enrollment of thirty-five, nineteen girls and sixteen boys. At the beginning of the year we chose Clyde Moore as our president and Miss Spellman as our sponsor. We are still known as a peppy class, according to the principal and superintendent who have been called in several times at the first of the year to restore order. This year Thelma Hull won the short story in the Interclass Contest, and Anna Phillips was second in the reading. Although this, our Junior year has been the happiest year of our high school life, we are all striving to reach the goal of graduation next year. Thirty-fourlpurple anb (Sclb Junior Basketball THE girls’ basket ball tournament of 1922 was the first of its kind to be held in the A. H. S. Each team made a splendid record by their recently developed powers of basketball. The Seniors were very unfortunate in losing their coach, thereby having to forfeit all their games except the one played against the Juniors. The Sophomores and Freshmen teams were strong opponents and showed true sportsmanship in their games. This athletic contest between the classes terminated with a hard fought battle between the Sophs and Juniors the latter winning by one point. The lineup of the Junior team was as follows:— Forwards: Leila Cotner and Lillian Herr. Center: Gladys Davenport, Ardena Slusser. C. Guard: Thelma Hull, Alice Baughman. Guards: Loene Webb and Evelyn Smith. THE SCHEDULE OF THE SEASON Seniors vs Juniors 0-15 Sophs vs Juniors_20-2 Freshmen vs Juniors 8-15 Sophs vs Juniors 7-8 Thirty-fiveIpurple anfc (5olb Football Heroes of 1921 THE FOOTBALL SEASON of 1921 is one that will go down in the history of our class. The Junior Class is proud of her eight football heroes, who fought so valiantly throughout the season for the honor of dear old Ada High School. The first player of note is Fordyce Adam, a letter man of last year. He played a stellar role throughout every game. He is the only member of the team who played every minute of every game. The letter men of this year showed then-appreciation of his good work by electing him captain of next year’s aggregation. Clare Davis, better known as “Davy,” is another main support of this year’s team. He played right end throughout the season. “Davy” was a “bear-cat” at tackling, being the hardest hitting tackier on the team. This was his first year in A. H. S. and all wish that he will be back to play on next year’s “Big Red Eleven.” John Law, our dashing left half-back was another important feature of the team. It appeared as though everyone on either team knew “Bowey” had a weak neck, because nearly every time John was forced to leave the field it was on account of his neck. Lawrence Freeman, alias Jim, was the central figure of the Junior bunch. If, on trips, any of the fellows should become restless and wanted some excitement, Jim could always produce the dice from some unknown region with the dexterity of an expert. Lewis Shelly was our versatile guard. He was what you call in football terms, a stone wall. “Chief Bigfoot” as he was called, just planted his feet crossways and the opposing team was helpless. They had to use their brains to figure out a way to get around them. Clyde Moore, substitute half-back, was so fast he didn’t know what to do with his speed. However, he showed up well at Toledo, for he was the only one who could catch the members of the Waite squadron. Glenn Moore, our substitute end, was a faithful supporter of the team throughout the season. When Glenn was needed he was always present. Next year he will be a valuable asset to the team and to A. H. S. Now comes Hayden Raabe, our raving fullback. He never failed to get his supper before coming out to practice. His most conspicuous characteristic was the anchor which he usually had dragging so that at times it was almost impossible for him to move. Last but not least, the Junior class supplied one of the most efficient managers this school has had for many years. Clyde Danner, alias “Stone-Dog,” alias many other names too numerous to mention, has proven himself efficient along other lines of football as well as shoe-shining. In acknowledgement and appreciation of his work the letter men of the football squad elected him manager for next season’s team. We hope that next year these men will all be out for football and also wish them a more successful season than the last. Thirty-sixIpurple anfc (5olb Thirty-sevenIpurple anb (Solb 1 Thirty-eightIpurple anb 5oU SOPHOMORE CLASS CLASS OFFICERS PRESIDENT - JESSE LONG VICE PRESIDENT - - - BEN SMITH SECRETARV-TREAS. - DOROTHY WHITWORTH CLASS COLORS—Green and gold. CLASS ROLL Ray Baum Cloyd Bodell Paul Bowers Harry Burm n Ames Campbell Harold Chiles George Conner Kenneth Dearth Donnel Doersam Russel Elzay Carl Firestone Charles Hall Leland Judkins Elzay Klingler John Klingler Raymond Klingler Ted Koons Jesse Long Paul McCurdy hi Me Elroy Howard Nan Russel Poling Gale Poling Carl Sanderson Ralph Snyder Ben Smith Adelbert Whitman Irxin Freed liui.ai' Eckenrode J lizal eth Bamberg Madge Betz Margaret Bish Gladys Chiles Elizabeth Clapper Mildred Cole Martha Cretors Margaret Hilty Rachel Kelly-Mi Id red Keith Clea Klingler Elsie Klingler Martha Koons Heen Larue Ernestine Low man Kathryn Myer Girlandine Moore Esther McGuffey Margaret Newton Helen Peterson Anne Pugh Audrey Reams Alice Shuster Fairie Stonehill Dorothy Whitworth Margaret Wood Grace Wolf ley Dorothy Worl Eleanor Wycoff m Thirty-nine0 urple anb (Sclb Sophomore Class History By Jesse Long FEW AND FAR BETWEEN are the boys and girls who started to sehool in the fall of 1912. But these few were the founders of what is now the most promising class of the High School. From that number there are, in the Sophomore Class at the present time, Madge Betz, Russell Poling, Paul Bowers, George Conner, Agnes Kelly, Ira McElroy, Dorothy Whitworth, Ralph Snyder and Ben Smith. When we graduated from the eighth grade there were forty-one in our class, of whom twenty-eight still remain. In the fall of ’20 we entered High School as a glorious mob of seventy-three bearing the colors of pink and green. Jesse Long was elected president, Ernestine Lowman, vice president, Ralph Snyder, treasurer and George Conner, secretary, at our first class meeting. In the Interclass we won the reading from the Sophomores, much to their disgust. This year we have sixty-three in our class, and in looking over the roll it can easily be seen that we have much talent along all lines. This year our officers are Jesse Long, president; Ben Smith, vice president, and Dorothy Whitworth, Secretary-treasurer. Everyone knew that we were in the Interclass contest this year, because we won the main feature, the Oration, and also were awarded the most points, thereby winning the contest. Our aim is to become the biggest, best and most noted class that ever graduated from Ada High.” Ray Baum: ‘Martha, how would you like to go on your honeymoon in an airplane?” Martha C: “I should hate to miss the tunnels.” Ben Smith: “You always sit down on every joke that 1 write ” Mrs. Johnson: “I wouldn’t if there was any point to them.” Hindall (to bunch of students): “Yes, I am a self-made man.” Bright Sopnomore: “Are you boasting, or just apologizing?” “Of all the classes the one that’s best In Ada High, the one most blest The first in peace, and the first in war Is the gallant class of twenty-four.” —C H A F F— Forty[purple anb (5olb Sophomore Athletics THE EDITOR for this part of the Sophomore activities has been sorely pressed for a satisfactory alibi for one game during the year of ’22. We cannot however pass up the opportunity to congratulate the Freshmen upon that one game. This game which was a blemish upon our career, ended 9 to 5 with the Freshmen on the long end of the score. . The second game we snatched away from the Juniors by the narrow margin Then in our third game we trimmed the Seniors to the tune of 38 to 18. This victory earned for us the right to play the Juniors for the inter-class cham- pionship. The fourth and last game w-as played as a preliminary to that of the farmers and merchants. The poor Juniors met the same fate as before; Only the Sophomores won by a more comfortable score. The final count stood 32 to 17 in favor of the Sophomores. At no time was the result of this game in doubt, as the superior pass-work of the Sophomores prevailed throughout. Ernest Routson is deserving of praise for the attitude he took toward coaching our team. He generously gave his time and earnestly tried to make a winning team of the material at hand. Forty-oneIl urple anb 5olb Sophomore Snickers Rickard: “Now, Paul, what is a fathom? Give example.” Paul Bowers: “A fathom is six feet. A fly has fathom.” Old lady to Harold A.: “My, you don’t chew tobacco, do you?” Harold: “No, lady, but I can give you a cigarette if you want one.” Balmer: “John, who invented this piece of machinery?” John Klingler: “Well, I think it was an Irishman because it says Pat. Pending on ours.” Carl F.: “A liverfluke is a parasite living off of a host.” Leland J.: “Well, it wouldn’t be a parasite if it lived off of a host.” Bright boy: “If you wanted to take Benny Smith out of the room you would have to make two trips.” Snyder (at the close of a debate): “So far, ladies and gentlemen, we have been dealing with naked facts and now we must bring them to their close.” Madge Betz: “Late hours aren’t good for one.” Esther M.: “No, but they are just grand for two.” Ames Campbell: “That tune just keeps wandering through my mind.” Margaret H.: “Well, I don’t suppose there is much to stop it.” Mrs. Johnson: “Jesse, are you the teacher of the class?” Jesse: “No” Mrs. J: “Then please don’t talk like a fool.” Paul B. (tearfully): “Father that donkey kicked me.” Father B.: “Have you been annoying it?” Paul B.: “No, I was just trying to carve my name on it.” Erny Lowman (to Snipe): “I smell cigarettes.” Snipe Campbell: “I wonder if someone has been smoking.” Ode By Benny Smith In the parlor there were three, My girl, a parlor lamp and me. Three’s a crowd without a doubt, So the parlor lamp went out. Forty-two Forty-threeIpuirple anb Golb Koi ty-fourf If K ifi (Purple anb (3olb rir FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER JOE BRECHEISEN ADDIS A FREEMAN LELAND STATES ROBERT WILSON COLORS—Green and white CLASS ROLL Alice Allen Helen Asire Florence Barnes George Binkley Chester Baughman .Joe Brecheisen Eleanor Campbell Mary Campbell Minnie Cheney .John Clayton Arthur Cotner Flossie Cotner Ruth Church Lucille Danner .June Davis Dorothy Detrick Marjorie Detrick Clara Dearth Roeliff Eldridge Virginia Earl Marie Estill Harriet Ewing Bryce Ferguson Walter Farral Aldisa Freeman Mi Id led Fried ly Margaret Fry Clarence Gray Lucy Hayden Leah Hammer Opal Harsh Helen Hover Helen Holman Arthur Hofer Rosamond Irey Ned .Jennings Robert .Jameson Beatrice Lantz Verda Leslie Robert Lowman Howard Mock Haro hi Mertz Trola McCurdy Mildred McGinnis Dorothy Moorman Ruth Mustard Harold Neu James Pumphrey Pauline Reese Beatrice Rockwell Marie Roth rock Leland States Roland States Walter Stemple Mack Tarr Paul Thompson Geraldine Thompson Jesse Welty Robert Wilson Dortha Wollam Bob. W. :“They tell me that your complexion is all made up.” Flossie: “That's false.” Bob. W.: “That's what they meant.” Teacher: “What is the Latin race?” Pupil: “It's a race between a Latin pony and a teacher's goat.” Geology Prof.: “Please give us the name of the largest diamond.” Student (the morning after the night before): “The ace, Prof.” Miss Spellman: “Leave the room, Pumphrey.” Pumphrey: “Well, do you think I want to take it with me?” She: “What would you call a man who hid behind a woman's skirt?” He: “A magician.” . Forty-fiveIpuuple anb Golb Freshman Class History By Margaret Fry THE greater number of the pupils of the Freshman class started in the first grade together, and thus far have continued to go through school together with a few exceptions. • In the sixth grade, taught by Miss Hutchinson, Mary Campbell and Dorothy Detrick came into our midst. In the seventh grade, taught by Miss Black and Mrs. McElroy, Minnie Cheney, Margaret P'ry, Dorothy Moorman, and James Humphrey entered our class. In the eighth grade, two more fair sons were added to our class enrollment; Clarence Gray, and Paul Thompson. At the beginning of the school year of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, the Freshman class hail an enrollment of sixty-five. The class organized and we elected the following officers: Joe Brecheisen, president; Aldisa Freeman, vice-president; Le-land States, secretary; and Robert Wilson, treasurer. We chose Miss Cady, now Mrs. Courtright, as our sponsor. The Freshman class has two basket-ball teams, one consisting of the boys and the other the girls. The Freshman girls won over the Sophomores 8-5, and the Freshman boys won over the Sophomore boys 9-5. During the foot-ball season all the girls had a meeting and decided to buy blankets for the foot-ball boys. The Freshman girls had a picture show at the Odeon. Through this they made enough to pay their quota and had enough left to buy basket-ball suits for the Freshman boys. The Freshman class contributed four girls to the High School girl’s basketball team, and one boy, Joe Brecheisen, our star athlete, to the high School boy’s basketball team, three girls to the Triangle Glee Club and quite a large number of pupils to the High School Glee Club. We have been very successful in our first Interclass, Dorothy Moorman taking the reading. Mrs. Johnson (to the butcher) “I want a chicken.” Butcher: “Want a pullet?” Mrs. Johnson: “No, I want to carry it.” Mr. Courtright (excitedly): “Some liniment and cement please1” Druggist: “Why both at once?” Mr. Courtright: “My wife hit me with a china cup.” Hindall: “My car isn’t running right. What shall I do’’” Mechanic A. Church: “Put some ink in it.” Hindall: “What will that do?” Austin: “Oh! It will make it write.” The word “Kiss” is a noun, but it’s usually used as a conjunction. It is never declined, and is more common than proper It is never singular, but is always used in the plural. It agrees with two. Teacher: “Some terrible things can be caught from kissing ” Senior: “That’s the truth! You ought to see the poor fish my sister caught that way. Jack: “How does a sailor come home from a home-brew nartv’” Straw: “I dunno.” Jack: “Souse by yeast.” Just so a dirty neck should make My face look all the whiter. As cloudy days and gloomy nights Make sunny days seem brighter, Forty-sixlPuiple anb (Solb THE SOCIETIES Delphic Deltonian Jeffersonian P. E. P. V. I. M. Y’s or Other Y’sflburple anb (Bolb The Literary Societies THE year opened with the organization of six enthusiastic literary societies, with about thirty-four members each. The program committees found willing workers and the interesting meetings began. The literary talent of the school was exhibited in the form of original stories and essays, together with heated debates and brilliant extemporaneous talks. The literaries have done more good probably, than any other organization of the school year. Each member had an opportunity to be on the program some time during the year. To name the societies was a very important undertaking. First came the “Deltonian”—worthy followers of such literary geniuses. Then the “Ys or other Ys.” The distracted committee finally decided this as the society’s name, since its members rejected the French name on the ground that only the committee could pronounce it. We’re sure they were “Ys.” The “Delphic”—a society named after the god of poetry and literature. Although this society gave no prophecies as did the ancient oracle of Delphus, yet many worthy thoughts came from the minds of such wise members. And here’s the “Jeffersonian,” named after our own patriotic American. Certainly he would feel flattered and pleased at the honor bestowed upon him by such a progressive literary assemblage. Then the modern “VIM.” Such energetic members here. They all live up to the meaning of their society’s name: V—Vigor, I—Industry, M—Merit. And now the “PEP.” With such an original snappy name, it is no wonder the members were so proud to have their names on its program. We mention the sponsers of the societies as willing contributors to make the meetings interesting and keep the members quiet. We’ll use our literaries, as Shakespeare says, “to the sticking place, so we’ll not fail.” Forty-eightIPurple an (Solb SOCIETY ONE of the most important functions of the Senior class of ’22 dates back to April the eighth, nineteen hundred twenty-one, when we as the Junior class were hosts to the graduating class of twenty-one at the annual Junior-Senior reception. This event was characterized by the very unique decorating scheme which was arranged to resemble an inn. A program including an interpretation of Senior activities called “See yourselves as others see you,” was followed by a three-course dinner. The reception then emerged into a brilliant whirl of light-hearted Juniors and Seniors until the close of a long-remembered event. The Hallowe’en party at the country home of Earl Van Houten when we were Seniors will ever be remembered as a night of ghostly revelry. Perhaps the most conspicuous feature of the evening was the baffling method in which the guests were conducted into the house by means of a long rope which led through the orchard into the cellar and up into the house. In the cellar sheeted figures served the guests with a mysterious liquor. A few of the members’ imagination was so easily aroused that the party resembled a drunken brawl until it was discovered that the supposed cider was a keg of rain water. The last event of the year was a great success as the guests pf the Junior-Senior reception of ’22 will insure. It was held at the K. of P. Hall, May fifth. The evening’s pleasure consisted of an interesting program and a luncheon. After the important event of eating was concluded the guests retired upstairs armed with confetti and serpentine while joy was unconfined in a merry little hop to the tune of Paul McCurdy’s jazz orchestra. One of the strangest sights the walls of the K. of P. Hall ever witnessed was the poverty party given in celebration of Hallowe’en. Grotesque bums with red noses and suspicious bottles in their pockets, assembled to be partners of equally unhandsome young girls who cast aside their customary finery and reciprocated to the whims of a faculty. That the party was riotous, is to say the least. Then the hungry children of the slums filed to an improvised mess-room where they were served with large dishes of mush with due absence of politeness and formality. Those who didn’t care for the refreshments did without, except when a successful attempt of stealing somebody’s wafers was carried out. At a late hour the fantastic company left and their drunken revelry was certainly a good imitation of the real thing. Of course there are many nice events to celebrate during a school year but the most select occasion is the banquet given to the foot-ball boys by the Senior girls. The Senior girls of ’22 showed their usual artistic ability in a cleverly arranged miniature football field which occupied the center of the table. The banquet was served in real cabaret style with orchestra music. Fordyce Adams received the honor of being elected foot-ball captain for the following year. The toasts of the foot-ball boys were not a bit dry, as toasts usually are. On December, twenty-second, when most of the students of 0. N. U. had gone home for Christmas holiday, the Sig Ep house was lighted and a high school party was held in the spacious rooms. Thanks to George Rickard, this party was enjoyeci more than many others for they let you have two slices of brick ice-cream if you wanted them. Can you imagine a more popular idea ? The evening opened with four original acts which were staged by the four classes. The Senior class gave a mock wedding of Miss Kady and Mr. Courtright which must have appealed very favorably to the two concerned, for the two became one shortly after. All the fun didn’t stop when the party was over for the icy streets necessitated much coupling off and rumor has it that several people counted many stars while lying on the slippery sidewalks. Mm Forty-nineFifty Top row: D. Cotner, Moore, Dickson, Snyder, Carter. .diddle row: Poling-, Hayden, Hull, Case, Moorman, Fry, A. Cotner. F'ottom row: Warren, Herr, Worl, Hetz, Whitworth, McCurdy, Phillips. Ipuii'ple anb (Mbflburple anb (Solb The Interclass Contest THE Interclass Contest of the Ada High School, an annual literary event, was originated during the superintendency of E. H. Brown, in 1910, for the purpose of holding mental contests between the various classes in place of the fist and color fights in which they had previously indulged. The program for the past years has been much the same, the Juniors and Seniors competing for the oration, Juniors and Sophomores for the debate, Sophomores and Freshmen for the reading, and Seniors and Freshmen for the short story. This year’s program gave a new form of contest, each class competing with every other class in four numbers, making a total of sixteen contestants. For some years each class contested in window decorating, the winner receiving a cash prize, but due to the lack of funds this contest has been eliminated. Nevertheless the windows and balcony have been decorated and this year’s surpassed all standards set in previous years, with a great deal of originality shown. The Freshmen had a green and white clock in their window, the Sophomores a green and gold triangle, the Juniors, a purple and white star, and the Seniors, a draped arch of red and white. Stage decorations were unique with purple and gold canopy, floor lamps and flowers. The Sophomore class won the honors of this year’s contest of 1922, scoring a total of one thousand, eight hundred forty-three points. The Seniors were second with one thousand, eight hundred thirty-five; the Juniors, third with one thousand, eight hundred twenty-two; and Freshmen, last with one thousand, eight hundred and ten. On the oration, Ralph Snyder, Sophomore, won first; Clifford Dickson, Senior, was second; Arthur Cotner, Freshman, third; and Clyde Moore, Junior, fourth. The short story was won by Thelma Hull, Junior; Millicent Warren, Senior, second; Trolla McCurdy, Freshman, third; and Dorothy Whitworth, Sophomore, fourth. The winner of the reading was Dorothy Moorman, Freshman; Anna Phillips, Junior, second; Dorothy Worl, Sophomore, third; and Carol Poling, senior, fourth. Pauline Case, Senior, won the music with a piano solo; the Junior vocal trio was second; Madge Betz, Sophomore, was third with a bell solo; and Freshman vocal duet fourth. Before the decision of the judges, who were Supt. E. H. Brown of Upper Sandusky, Superintendent Edward C. Bender of Bluffton, and Professor Elmer Elide, Bluffton College of Music; the Senior class directed by George Rickard, put on an original stunt, retrospect of the events of the school year 1922 as would be seen in the High School Annual twenty years hence. On the evening following the Interclass Contest, the high school students and professors attended the annual interclass banquet at the M. E. Church. The dinner was followed by a program of toasts. Members of the school board were guests of the school. Fifty-one iPuvple anb (Solb CLASS POEM By Frances Shadley Wo had our commencement in eighteen And when that excitement passed by. Upon a new field of labor Arose old Ada High. Pour long years we studied there; Now at last we are ready to go Out in the world to use our talent To make our good deeds show. The school house is made of massive brick. With musty halls of learning. Old A. H. S. our hearts for thee Some day will all be yearning. Our faculty was as wise a crowd As ever laid a rule; And knowing how they worked for us, It makes us love our school. They loved us when wre chewed our gum Or slept in classes daily; They loved us, though demerits gave For chatting very gaily. And when we’d stop on our way to class To admire the pictured wall. They’d give us demerits—five or more For loitering in the hall. We were always at the ball games With plenty of pep and fight, Vet while in school, we studied hard ’Neath our colors red and white. But we had fun as well As the daily grind and bore, And we don’t know whether to be sad or glad That our high school days are o’er. • Now as we pass on into the world. And leave this building glorious, We thank the school and teachers For the ideals set before us. Each may take a different path That leads to fame and success; But each is sure to progress well, Our class could not do less. Then after we’ve gone down life’s long trail And we've crossed the deep blue haze. We hope we’ll meet those we knew and loved. Back in our high school days. Fifty-two[purple anb (5olb History of the Class of 22 By Richard Warner HISTORY may be defined as the record of human achievement which has come down to us through the ages. Its pages are filled with the deeds of great generals, statesmen, kings, and the many gifted men and women who have shaped the destinies of nations. But how little mention is made of the vast millions who have composed the common class of people! Who knows anything of the hundreds of thousands of gallant men who marched under the victorious banners of Cyrus, Xerxes, Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon and Gustavus Adolphus, other than that they were just the armies of the great leaders? And yet they made history, for without them the great generals would have been helpless. In the last world war, thousands of unknown soldiers found lonely graves, marked only by a wooden cross, their final resting places. History will only record the names of a few who were the leaders, but these men who made the supreme sacrifice have left an indelible mark upon the world’s history. So it is that we, the class of ’22 realize that we are but forty-three out of the millions who have gone out into the world to mold its history. We realize that it will indeed be a hard struggle if we are to rise above the level of the average person, if we are to make our mark in the world. Our class may or may not produce men and women who will leave their impress on the world’s history, time will only decide that. But whether our names are emblazoned on the shield of immortality or lost in the dark abyss of oblivion, if we have done our work in life the best we know how and have tried to mold our lives in conformity with God’s teachings, we shall have placed our names forever on the history of mankind. Soon will our history in the world begin; our history in the halls of dear old Ada High, close. It was a beautiful, sunny day in September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighteen. To the casual observer it was no different than any other autumnal day but it was a red letter day in the lives of some forty-four boys and girls to whom the portals of higher education were slowly opening. And what a joyous welcome old A. H. S. gave us as we entered the venerable gates! The upper classmen kindly took our hands and initiated us into the mysteries of the high school building, while the faculty took it upon themselves to make us acquainted with the office. At our first class meeting we chose Herbert Greer to lead our class. We also decided on the unassuming colors of red and green which were afterwards changed to red and white. Our Interclass contestants, Elizabeth Hermon and Carol Poling acquitted themselves creditably, but suffered defeat at the hands of their more experienced opponents. Next year when we returned we entered into the activities of the high school with a vim and vigor unexcelled by any other class. We furnished several players on the football team which enjoyed a most successful season, winning every game and being scored on only once. The basketball team which made such a commendable showing at the Delaware tournament contained five members from our class. For Interclass, our worthy president, Dwight Solomon, and Clifford Dickson upheld our colors in the debate and after many heated words had passed, the judges awarded the decision to the Juniors by a vote of two to one. Carol Poling won the reading with a splendid production. Fifty-three■ lPurple anb (5olb Quickly the days and weeks sped by until we awoke from the drowsiness of summer days to find ourselves the Juniors. The girls controlled the election polls and Helen Kelly was elected president with Mignon Schurtz secretary-treasurer. Rings and pins were purchased soon after. This year was marked by the arrival and departure of various men who held the title of Principal of the Ada High School for short periods and then passed it on to their successor. The ninth period system introduced by one principal became quite popular with the students. Numerous insurrections also broke out which relieved the monotony of school life and gave the Board of Education opportunity to make long addresses. The class was augmented by the addition of Miriam Ewing, Riley Kinnear, Pauline Case, Otto Elzay, and the Lemmons, who came to join our ranks from other high schools. So much confidence did the sight of J. Carey Lemmon inspire that we chose him to represent us on the debate with Clifford Dickson. Nor did we make a mistake for our debaters won from the Sophmores quite handily. Perhaps the greatest event in our Junior year was the Junior-Senior Reception. Knowing full well the gastronomical capacity of the brilliant class of ’21, we indeed had a job on our hands to feed fifty-four hungry Seniors. How we did labor and toil in preparation for this annual occasion! But we were fully repaid for our efforts by the jolly good time enjoyed by all, Confetti and streamers were much in evidence and the Odd Fellows’ Hall resembled a snow scene the next morning. Time ever rolls its ceaseless course and lo! we were the Seniors. What joys, what sorrows, what triumphs and defeats, had we undergone to attain that pinnacle of fame! Nor could mere words express the exuberant joy of our attainment, but several members resorted to the paint brush. Our Senior year has been filled with many activities. We have been well represented in athletics, having four men, including the captain, on the football team, two men including the captain on the basketball team, and the captain of the track team from our ranks. We have been represented in the musical organizations and the athletic board. The class has been materially enlarged this year by the graduates of three-year high schools who wished to graduate from a first-class high school, so that our number of graduates is only one less than the number who entered as Freshmen; a very good record when we consider the number of students who never finish their studies in high school. The faculty have ever worked for our welfare and to them we owe the knowledge gained in high school. We were quite surprised when two of our illustrious teachers became as one at Christmas time. Another momentous event was the arrival of a nine pound girl at the country villa of our principal. Under the new system of grading, Pauline Case won the music in the Interclass Contest, and the Senior class was second in the total number of points scored. The Junior-Senior Reception held in the K. of P. Hall on May 6th was voted a great success by all who attended. The Senior Class Play, “Much Ado About Betty,” will be long remeiqbered especially by those who were in it and forgot their lines. Now with the publication of The Purple and the Gold, the first annual since nineteen hundred and eighteen, the Class of ’22 feel that they have left behind them an illustrious record. Where we have made mistakes we ask you to overlook them, knowing that we will profit by experience. As we go forth into the world to make our history there, we go with the spii-it of determination and courage which had its root in the halls of the Ada High School. Fifty-four[purple anb (Solb Democracy and its Foundations By Clifford Dickson PROVIDENCE has given peace. The mighty armies and navies of the world have discarded their weapons and have anchored in friendly harbors. The German Host has ceased to menace the civilization of the world with its horrible atrocities. The ambitious and selfish Kaiser is pacing away his lonely existence under the watchful eye of a Holland guard. Physical force has had its day. The world over is aflame with the fires of a new day. The theory of the Divine Right of Kings has been proven medieval and antiquated. The world has discarded the small sailing vessels of Autocracy and is now sailing in the great ocean liners of Democracy. America, a short time ago but a handful of colonists with the zeal of a new ideal, is today holding up the torch of Liberty as a beacon light to the civilized world. What does Democracy mean ? Is it a mere catchword ? No. It has been wrought out in the primitive school of the nations’ development. Democracy is a unit in the life of a nation seeking the highest point of development of self government, individually and collectively. When the successful dramatization of the theories of self government by the individual is achieved, then the theories of national government will become successful. Utterances made public during the recent war form a basis for the interpretation of Democracy. Ex-President Wilson plead for a fair dealing justice, the freedom to live and to be at ease against organized wrong, the right of those submitted to authority to have a voice in their own government, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world at last free. Such utterances form mental images of the early struggle of a mere handful of Pilgrims as they landed on a rough and rugged coast in mid-winter, their fierce struggles with the Indians and the fleets of prairie schooners as they crossed the deserts of western America. Such utterances recall the rough-hewn log huts which dotted the landscape during our colonial period. In general it was a titanic struggle for the survival of the fittest. The Democratic system of government had to be wrought out through years of constant struggle, but let us glance back to the spring of 1918 and notice the result. Suddenly the conscience of America was awakened and we saw men marching to battle for the ideals of their country. During that period, for Democracy’s sake, services were rendered to humanity which will be remembered forever. The spirit ef, sacrificial devotion so evident during that period speaks nobly for our once young end uncouth nation. The imperfection of our government is realized and always a struggle is going on to make it better, which makes the result so magnificent. There are three institutions in our Democracy which every true American holds dear. The influence of the home has long been recognized as a powerful factor in civilization. During the formative period of life, when the mind is pliable and can be easily molded, the home, more than any other thing, is a dominant influence. American hemes are built around the mothers. Over the forests and treeless plains and over the heights above. 'Tis ever the same, the heart of the home, is the throb of a mother’s love. Fifty-fivepurple anb (5olb If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother of Mine I know whose love would come up to me still, Mother of Mine. If I were drowned in the deepest sea. Mother of Mine, I know whose tears would come down to me, Mother of Mine. If I were damned of body and soul. Mother of Mine 1 know whose prayers would make me whole, Mother of Mine, O Mother of Mine. The socializing and refining influence of the home has been beautified and enlarged by the Christianizing influence of the Church. Since the dawn of the Christian era, no institution except the home has swayed the destinies of Nations as has the Christian Church. During the Dark Ages the monasteries served as places of refuge for weak, weary and sin-sick souls. Yet the Church was not the refuge of the weak alone, but of the strong. The world’s greatest leaders have been its most ardent exponent. Our fore fathers brought into this land the germ of Christianity. Then-aim was to establish a nation where men might worship as they saw fit. Those men who toiled side by side in the forest six days were the same men who sat side by side in the church on the seventh day, studying the science and teachings of the Lowly Nazarene. The third institution in our Democracy which every true American cherishes is our Public Schools. The illiterate person is unable to carry on the duties of citizenship, which is necessary in a successful Democratic government. In Europe, where kings ruled by Divine Right, education was not necessary. We are living- in a Democracy where each man is a factor in a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It is, then, in cur public schools that the seed of Democracy is sown which is to bear fruit. Devotion to country is a teaching found in every American schoolroom today. Thus the home, the church and the school are foundations in the monument of Democracy. America has not reached the Utopian age in government. There are many things that coming generations will make better; but as time goes on and Democracy moves forward and gathers momentum, the nations will indeed beat their swords into plough-shares and their spears into pruning hooks and the time will come when the lamb and the lion will lie down together in peace. Fifty-six(purple anb (Bolb Senior Class Prophecy By Millicent Warren A Spring morning in Vienna, 1932. I left my practicing long enough to answer the mailman’s whistle. Fine. A letter from my good friend Betty, postmarked Covina, California. I tore open the envelope in a hurry for Betty’s letters were extremely interesting in spite of the scribble. A snap-shot fell to the floor and I saw Elizabeth Hernion dressed in the latest American spring outfit, contented after her labor of the day as chief swimming instructor, high diver, reducing authority, tennis champ, etc., etc., was over. Betty was certainly leading a gay life in the West and looked as young as the day she wore her cap and gown from old Ada High. The thought of that cap and gown brought recollections of my commencement day. I carried my letter in together with the May number of the Scientific American. I sat down by the window to glance over what America had been doing along the scientific line. On page two, I stopped. A face with the look of a genius printed upon it. Something familiar there—why sure enough my old friend Riley. But I should say Mr. Kinnear, world famous inventor. His latest invention was certainly the most marvelous,—an apparatus accepted by ail the noted scientists of the world, “The Ouijagraph.” I became so absorbed in the article that I read it from beginning to end. To think of an invention that could answer any |uestion; could tell the future; could show the reflection of the answer to your question. And to think that anybody who was willing to pay the price, could give it a try-out. What an opportunity. It furthei read that Mr. Kinnear was to arrive in Vienna, May the eighteenth to exhibit it to Herr Leibling. Today was the eighteenth. Without more ado, I put on my hat and started for the offices of Herr Leibling. My ring was answered by an extremely thin young man—thin but very animated. “Why Jay Sleesman,” I cried, “Here you are, right in Vienna and I never knew it!” I must admit that I was somewhat in awe of Herr Leibling, but was soon put to my ease. He gave me permission to see Mr. Kinnear’s invention the following day at ten forty-six. Why the “six” I didn’t know but was willing to accept any hour. I was there exactly on time and was certainly pleased when Mr. Kinnear remembered me in his deep voice, “Well, well, if here isn’t one of my little class-mates.” He made me feel so small and insignificant. But what was so fine, he offered to give me a free try-out for auld lang syne. I was ushered into a small room just off Herr Leibling’s office. “Now what will you ask my friend Ouija?” said Riley. “Ouija, Ouija, can you tell me where my old class-mates are?” I began breathlessly. “Alright Ouija’ll do the rest,” said the proud inventor. As he spoke the little disc on the shiny table spelled “yes” and the mirror in front reflected a bright blue sky. A large gray bird was swooping towards the earth. But no—it wasn’t a bird at all. It was an air-plane piloted by some reckless person. After a series of crazy loops it soared to the ground. The crowds of people assembled, cheered as a girl stepped forth from the plane and doffed her little khaki hat. Why, who do you suppose it was? Evelyn King. The mirror changed and pictured a pretty little village with a back-ground of hazy hills. In the foreground stood a little red church. I seemed to enter the church and there much to my surprise, at the pulpit stood Don Hesser, reading the scripture lesson. By the door I saw, lying asleep on an old chair, the janitor, whom I recognized as no other than my old friend Red Solomon. Dwight seemed absolutely contented and was evidently having satisfying dreams, for his large mouth was curved smilingly. The picture changed and I recognized the main street of Ada, Ohio. A big Ford truck hurried over the Pennsylvania tracks. On the side was printed in bold white letters, “Baughman and Wolfley, Expert Baggage Transfer.” The car passed on amid a cloud of dust. Oh! what is this? The mirror reflected a stage. Out from opposite sides of the stage danced two girls dressed in light fluffy dresses. Then how they sang. In Fifty-sevenfl urple anb (3olb the bright lights 1 recognized Ruth Loper and Nina Wells, beauties of the nineteen thirty-two Follies. The bright lights faded, and in their place came that well-known walk at Atlantic City. A dark haired girl was posing before a camera; and no wonder, she set the styles for the board-walk,—my good friend, Estes Powell. But surely I recognized that young man standing there on the jumping board. What a dive. Ouija spelled, “The Lion of Atlantic City.” I might have expected Clifford Dickson to become so popular with his perfect athletics. The mirror showed a rolling landscape of neatly trimmed grass. A tall thin man had his golf-club poised in the air. One strike,—two strikes,—three—ah, at last he hit it. Pleasure beamed on his face and he accepted the congratulations of the young lady at his side. Then 1 laughed. Why it was Earl Van Houten and his wife, formerly Mabel Rogers. As they reached the caddy, I saw Earl speak to the little boy, and Ouija spelled “What’s the matter Willeke, couldn’t vou find papa’s ball ?” I left this scene of luxury with a sigh. A very small town was reflected. A pretty girl was sitting on the porch of one of the houses, conversing very earnestly with the lady of the house. Why it was Carol Poling. In one hand she held a little red can; in the other, a small aluminum pan. She poured some of the white powder from the can into the pan and stirred it with a spoon. Ouija talked, “My dear madame, this is absolutely the only baking powder on market. I will leave you a sample can and am now ready to take your orderj Only ten cents a can.” Well, Carol seemed to be touring the country very differently from what I had expected. The scene changed to the smoky city of Pittsburgh. A train was just pulling-out and a young man, loaded with bundles, bearing the familiar words, “Just Married,” on them was running in desperate pursuit. A girl, equally burdened, ran after him. As the man caught the car, and lay down his baggage, 1 recognized Lyman Bran-stitter and the girl at his side Zelma Rockwell. I wondered why the scene remained so long in the train. Lyman was mopping his brow with a handkerchief, when the conductor came down the aisle. I started. That good-looking face was familiar. Sure enough, James Bowers. He punched the tickets with an experienced air and passed on down the aisle. The scene changed to sunny Italy. The great leaning tower of Pisa loomed up against a bright blue sky. At its side with one long arm resting against it, an apparently supporting it, stood a familiar figure. His face was very serious and a trifle grouchy. Then it was I recognized Walter Jameson. Ouiia read “One of the seven wonders of the world,” but I didn’t know whether it meant Luke or the leanirt tower for Walter was as I had often thought he would be, one of the greatest wireless experimenters in the world. The mirror changed. A large gymnasium hall appeared. About sixteen girls of different heights and sizes were working very energetically lifting heavy iron weights up and down. The instructor, a very quick, peppy, girl led the class, shouting the time, one, two, three, four. Then I knew that head of red hair—Eloise Lentz. Suddenly one the pupils fell to the floor. Eloise rushed to her, fanning her with a towel—the rest of the class continuing under the time, one, two, three, four. Well I declare. The prostrate figure proved to be my friend “Chuckles Landfair.” Ruth certainly was trying hard to reduce. I left the gymnasium and prostrate Ruth, and the picture stopped in a little grove where a picnic dinner was laid out. The cloth was heaped with iello and sandwiches, pie and cake, ants and grasshoppers, and everything necessary to make a picnic successful. At this end of the array, sat a woman and a man. Near them were three rollicking children. One was extremely mischievous and the father and mother each took turns slapping his fingers. Ouija spelled, “Well Mack, can’t you tend Junior for a while, when I have everything else to do?” Then I knew Harriet Slusser and remembered that some 0. N. U. fellow was quite hvpnotized with her while we were in high school. A crowded city street appeared. Down the sidewalk, came three girls dressed in black. Little black bonnets adorned their heads and they were singing loudly to the multitude. Then the little basket was passed in and out the crowd and I recognized Miriam Ewing, Pauline Case, and Irene Smith, workers for the Salvation Army. The picture continued in this city, but stopped again, bringing into view aIPurple anb (3olb great crowd of people listening to a large big-voiced man. He was very earnest and animated in his plea, gesticulating freely. No one could forget that facfr—Roy Matheny, soap-box orator. I had hoped for better things. The scene changed to a large well-equipped city school-room. The teacher was standing in the front of the room with a large book in her hand. The room held an atmosphere of study, which is found where a competent teacher is in charge. Then I recognized Helen Kelly the teacher. Again the scene changed to Ada Ohio. More of my school-mates remained at home. Down South Main street a sleepy horse was pulling a little white milk wagon. A young man who had to stoop to get out of the cart, ran up to the steps of a house carrying several bottles of milk. “Why. that’s Donald Brown and the same old horse.” Then the scene changed to a big red brick building. On the plate-glass door was printed, “E. I. Poling, Exclusive Dealer in Beads.” The interior of the building proved to be a busy worshop of wax-bead making. I saw Edna herself, the proud owner of the establishment. Oh, this vain world. The mirror pictured a very chic beauty parlor. A girl with a perfect marcel was mixing some lavender-colored perfume in a large bottle. She turned and to my surprise I saw Ada Campbell. Ouija talked as Ada turned to two girls in her employment, “Oh Helen, you and Ruth each have a marcel to give at one o’clock,” and then I recognized Ruth Kelly and Helen Stonehill, the two inseparables. The picture changed to a place unfamiliar to me. Ouija said it was Hollywood. Men and women were rushing back and forth in a large court where artificial scenery was in evidence. My gaze was directed to a stage where a blond beauty was being forced to give up the old homestead by the villain. The hex-oine threw back her head very dramatically and stamped her foot. The villain pounded the table with his huge fists, when the door in the room opened—enter the hero, the handsome Otto Elzay—exit the villain, the glaring Hollis Hunsicker. Then blond Doris Cook fainted very gracefully while Otto rushed to the rescue. To think of three of my classmates among the movie stars of the day. The scene changed and I beheld an art studio in Paris. A tall blond man wearing a light smock and carrying an artist’s palette, was standing before a tall canvas. The picture was superb, especially the blending of colors. Then I recognized the dignified artist as J. Carey Lemmon, eminent painter-naturalist. The scene changed from gay Paree to an up-to-date ice-cream parlor. On a little sign on the wall 1 read “We Employ the Champion Soda Mixer of the United States.” Then I saw the champion. Speedy? I should say so. She fixed chocolate, cherry, vanilla, and raspberry sodas in rapid succession. And she was no other than Treva Wallick. We’re back to the city again. A girl dressed in a blue serge suit and carrying a note-book, entered a large grocery store. Ouija explained, “Say Virgil do you have any news to tell me this morning?” So Frances Shadley was a reporter for a citv paper and Virgil Poling had a grocery store of his own. The next picture made me home-sick. It was the prettiest little place imaginable in the suburbs of some city. Then I saw a girl sitting in the porch swing and recognized Louella Sleesman. Married to some wealthy city man, I presumed. But what a new scene was this. A palatial brown-stone building in the center of a carefully planned landscape. I seemed to enter the door and was amazed at the splendor. On a library table was a stack of writing paper and I gasped as I read the words at the top of the paper—“R. M. Lemmon, Select Charm School For Men.” Well Rachel had picked a suitable occupation. I was further amazed' when I saw Mignon Schurtz coaching a class of perhaps ten men in the gentle art of proposing. Oh but this next scene was familiar. I saw the Capitol at Washington. Then the White house. My gaze was held at the sight of the great crowds of people cheering in front of the Capitol steps. Then the door of the building opened and a tall, young man stepped forth. You’d be surprised. It was Richard Warner. After the cheering had somewhat subdued, he began to speak, and Ouija carried his words. “My dear friends, I cannot begin to show my gratitude at the confidence you have placed in me, in having the constitution amended that I might become your president in spite of my years. I feel proud to be elected president of your great country on the Democratic ticket.” (Cheers and cheers.) Then the little disc on the table jerked nervously and the picture faded with one of mv classmates leading a country. I looked at the table. Ouija was spelling, “T-H-E E-N-D.” Fifty-nineIpurple aitb (5olb Class Grumble By James Bowers Through four long years of crabbing and growling this class of ’22 has survived. We know as little now as we did in T8 but that’s not our fault. We’re a grumbling bunch, but why shouldn’t we be with the accommodations this school offers us? While in the grades we played on a dinkey school ground, the proportions of which were scarcely large enough to afford sufficient pasture for a billy-goat. The children of today are still tramping the same cinders we trampled five years ago. Look at the danger your children are subject to while receiving recreation in such cramped quarters. Would it not be better to enlarge the playground so that the children, who will become the men and women of tomorrow, will be stronger both mentally and physically ? From the playground period of our lives we were ushered into the high school, the accommodations being about the same. The basement of that building shouv be the pride of the citizens of this community. Pay it a visit and look at the dingy rooms in which to have classes. Look at the half windows and hot air pipes. A good place for the heathen Chinese to hibernate. These are the rooms in which our science classes are held. The future of this nation depends upon science and invention and yet with our equipment—-which looks like it might have been rifled from the laboratories of Archimedes—how do you expect us to know anything? We have no manual training. How can we hope to become the builders of tomorrow ? The Domestic Science kitchen is defunct. And yet the beautiful sisters of the Senior class must know how to prepare food for their future husbands. They were brave, they tried to cook, but the fumes from the chemical laboratory were so strong that they had to float the white flag and give up in despair. We will have a Smith-Hughes man when the people wake up to the fact that the farmer plays an important part in the success of this great nation. We are enthusiastic over cloudy days because we do not have to study on account of the poor lighting of the rooms. The stage in the auditorium is perfect, it is so arranged that it is impossible to stage a play. The library is filled with musty books, the contents of which have not been seen for a decade or more. How can we be expected to get out our book-outlines with such a collection of ancient volumes? It is a wonder that we have existed as long as we have! Thanks to our noble teachers, who have helped us pull through this epoch of difficulties. Sixtyn Ipurple anb (Solb 171 ¥ Professor Hindall is doing his bit. We’ll have modern improvements some time according to his verdict. There are two things he loves; children and eats, especially the latter. He is noted for the amount of food he has consumed at High School Banquets. Balmer was a good scout until he became a Dad. Now his mind dwells on his little daughter so much that he forgets about his classes at school. Prof. Rickard the greatest man in the Senior Class, does too much outside work, preaching and performing marriage ceremonies. It would be all right if he’d do these necessary duties in school. Coach Courtright was a fine fellow before he got married. Now his temperament has changed and he is a wild one at giving demerits. His wife will be an expert flivver driver if she keeps on at the rate she is going. Sociology is her line. Miss Spellman thinks life is a game of chance. You are lucky to get a grade from her. We’ll forgive her this, however, if she ever gets over that everlasting grouch of hers. Helen Ewing vamps everything but the Sophomore class. Too bad for the Sophies, they should have something to waken them up. Mrs. Johnson’s vim is everlasting. The amount of work she assigns her classes is a disgrace to the high school. The greatest of all our teachers is Mrs. Hickernell. Through the long years of high school she has taught here; and we wish her many more years of happy teaching. The athletic season was punk this year, although we did have the misfortune of winning the basketball tournament, and losing the football championship. Probably the rotten pep of the Senior Class was the cause of it all. I hate to say this as I do not wish to misrepresent them. We’re in debt but we don’t care. We’ll all leave school and let our bills go “sky-west and crooked.” If an assessment were made to cover our indebtedness, the class would crab and refuse to hand over the jack. We’re pessimists, subject to such diseases as dyspepsia, bull-headedness, toothache, and grouch. We are never right, but always wrong. Our sentiments are here best expressed by a stanza from Longfellow’s Psalm of Life: Let us. not be up and doing With a heart for any fate; Not achieving, and pursuing; Do not labor—Hesitate. Sixty-one iPurple an (Solh CLASS WILL Be it known to the-world that the Senior Class of Twenty-two, being in sound state of mind and realizing that its days in the A. H. S. are few, do make and publish this last will and testament. ITEM 1 To further emphasize Louis Shelly’s beauty, we give, devise and bequeath, Dwight Solomon’s freckled nose in hopes that it will forever grace his worthy face ITEM 2 To Austin Church, we give, devise bequeath, with all due respect, Earl Van Houten’s gallantries. ITEM 3 To Ben Smith, we leave Millicent Warren’s surplus heighth. ITEM 4 To Reba Ewing, we bequeath with many sighs, Carol Poling’s wicked flirt. ITEM 5 To Agnes Kelly, we give ar.d bequeath Carey Lemmon’s fifty demerits in hope that the aforesaid will receive them with all due thanks in remembrance of Carey’s generosity. ITEM 6 To Moneta Marshall, we bequeath the gentle voice of Harriet Slusser. ITEM 7 To Flossie Cotner we give, devise and bequeath Jay Sleesman’s princely walk and permanent marcel to ensnare her humble suitors. ITEM 8 To professor Eddie Balmer we leave with very good intentions, Richard Warner’s exhilarating grin in hopes that his disposition to the future classmen will be improved. ITEM 9 To our dearly beloved parents, the Faculty, we leave our fondest memories for their untiring efforts in our behalf; also all unpaid bills. ITEM 10 To our sympathetic sister class of ’24, we leave our class colors, that they may be upheld with all due respect. ITEM 11 To the Junior class of would-be Seniors, we leave the Senior class room and all varieties of chewing gum stuck on the desks therein. ITEM 12 To the little freshmen class we leave our massive intellects, since we understand their critical need of a broadened mental capacity. We hereby revoke all former wills made by us, concerning the aforesaid property. Signed and sealed, by the Class of ’22, on this 19th day of May, in this year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-two. Witnessed by Roy Matheny Millicent Warren Richard Warner Sixty-twoflburple anb (Solb Sixty-three(purple anb (Solb Sixty-four Ipurple anb (Solb Sixty-fiveSixty-six HIGH SCHOOL. GLEE CLUB Case, Richards. Van Hoil ten. Battles, I lesser, Wilcox Phillips. Smith. Hull. Asire. Betz. Newton. McGuffey, McGinnis. Z. Rockwell Cotner. Kelly, lawman, Ridgeway, Schurtz, Herr. Lentz. II. Rockwell. Barnes. Fry, Ewing. Wells, Loper, Johnson (Directors) Palmer, Poling. Cretors IPurple anb 5ol6flbutple anb (Solb A. H. S. Glee Club THE GLEE CLUB was organized early in the school year. All classes were represented from Freshmen to Seniors. The Glee Club performed at various places. Nearly all the churches of the community heard the Club at evening services and expressed approval of their efforts. The Club appeared at times at the College Literary Societies, giving the entire program. During the Baptist revival meetings the Club aided in the noble work by lending their voices to the work of the Church. The annual Farmers’ Institute, which was held at Lehr Auditorium in February, had a chance to hear the boys and girls. Many of the farmers handed out beautiful word bouquets concerning the work. As we go to press the musical organizations are contemplating a joint concert which we know will be a huge success. Sixty-sevenSixty-eight TRIANGLE MUSIC CLUE n. I. Smith. Newton. Betz, Allen. Case. Wells. Whitworth. Lowman E. Smith. Fry, Poling:. Ridgeway. VVorl. Hayden, Herr. Carter Phillips, Ewing. Cretors. Johnson (Director). Wilcox. Hull Loper. Ipuvple anb (SolbIpurple anb (5olb Triangle Music Club HERE’S to Mrs. Johnson and the Triangle Music Club. Mrs. Johnson deserves unlimited praise for the organization of this glee club. It is one thing to begin a noble act; it is another to complete it. Mrs. Johnson has carried out an idea worthy of such an energetic music lover. Twenty-three girls have the honor of belonging to the Triangle. Ruth Loper was elected president for the year and Lois Wilcox, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Johnson designed the Triangle pin and gave the club it;; name. The Triangle girls will always be remembered in Ada High. Who will ever forget their warm hot-dog sandwiches ? The Triangle girls made their first appearance in a beautiful Christmas program given at the Presbyterian Church. Their ability was shown in the way their voices harmonized. They were received with enthusiasm at Dr. Lee Driver’s lecture at Lehr auditorium, at the Franklin Literary Society, the Old Folks’ Concert and at Interclass. Arrangements have been made to make several trips out of town. For many years attempts at glee clubs have been made, but none have succeeded as the Triangle. All credit is due the director.purple anb (Solb Warner, Church, McCurdy, States Wycoff, T. Hover. Sleesman, Routson (Director), Dong. Welt.v, Gallant Hull, H. Hover, Warren, Betz. K. Smith, Bisli, 1. Smith Ada High School Orchestra A I the beginning of the school year an orchestra was organized under the efficient leadership of Mr. Ernest Routson. Since then it has grown from twelve members to eighteen. The orchestra made its debut before the Franklin Literary Society of Ohio Northern University. Other selections were rendered during the year at the Adelphian Literary Society, Washington’s Birthday Program, Baptist Church Revival Services, Ye Old Time Concert, Dr. Lee Driver’s lecture, Farmer’s Institute and Interclass Contest, besides numerous meetings of the Parent-Teachers’ Association. Much credit is due Ernest Routson for developing such a fine musical organization from inexperienced players. Many members of the orchestra bad never played an instrument until this year. The violin section had the best technique and carried the major melody of the orchestra. Following is the personnel: Millicent Warren. rAelyn Smith, Irene Smith, Margaret Bish, first violins; Helen Hover, Truman Hover. Arthur Wycoff, Roeliff Eldridge, second violins; Jesse Welty, Richard Warner, Harvev Gallant, cornets; Paul McCurdy, Roland States, Austin Church, saxophones; Je.-se Long, clarinet; Thelma Hull, piano and Madge Betz, drums. The orchestra will close a most successful season with a concert at Harrod and the Commencement Program at McGuffey. Seventy H urple anft (Bolb ATHcerrcs Seventy- [purple anb (5olb Kstill. Lemmon, Dickson Moore, Klza.v, Rickard, Matheny. Dong Spellman. Courtright, Doper, Hindall, Powell, Dentz Athletic Board ONE of the progressive steps taken in the direction of better athletics this year was the organization of an Athletic Board. A committee was appointed to . frame a constitution and nominate officers. Carey Lemmon was elected president, Ruth Loper, vice-president, and W. Otto Elzay, secretary-treasurer. The senior class is best represented having the president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, basketball captain, baseball manager, girls’ basketball manager and captain, and cheer leader from its ranks. Membership tickets were placed on sale enabling high school students to attend all games at a reduced rate. Membership in high school was approximately one-hundred per-cent, the Seniors being the first to reach that goal. The Athletic Board has made possible a better system of financing athletics: such an organization should be maintained every year in the high school. Seventy-twoIpmrple anb Golb The New Gymnasium A CRYING need of the High School for many years has been a suitable gymnasium. But not until Superintendent Hindall came, did anyone give the matter serious thought. The old Opera House had been standing idle for years, and its conversion from a useless, dusty room, into a modern basketball floor is one of Mr. Hindall’s greatest achievements. This means that hereafter the High School team can practice at any time rent free and that tournaments between the classes will become annual affairs. The only expenses as stated in the contract will be the heat, light, insurance and necessary repairs for the building. When we consider that heretofore the Athletic Association has been compelled to pay one to two dollars an hour for the practice of the basket-ball team, these items seem small in comparison. The work perhaps has cost the Association more than was at first expected, as most remodeling jobs do, but surely during twenty years this gymnasium will prove the greatest boom that the school has received in a long time. The total indebtedness was something like two thousand dollars but this is being rapidly reduced by various events staged in the gymnasium. Every student in the Ada High School is proud of our new basket-ball floor and believes it will increase the prestige of the school immeasurably. We are publishing the Article of Agreement in order that the terms of this arrangement may be better understood by students and townspeople. ARTICLE OE AGREEMENT This article or agreement entered into this thirty-first (31) day of December. Nineteen hundred and twenty one (1! 21), by and between Mr. Paul Abt, the authorized representative of the Ada Village Council and C. D. Hindall, Supt. of the Ada Village Schools, herein designated as the party of the second part and Mr. Paul Abt, herein designated as the party of the first part, WITNESSETH, First:- That the Party of the First part hereby agrees to lease to Party of the Second part, the second floor of the building known as the Ada Opera House, for a period of twentv years, for a consideration of One Dollar. ($1.00). Second:—The party of the Second Part hereby agrees to convert the aforesaid building into a Community House to be used by the Ada Public Schools for basketball and other activities and for community affairs in general. Third:—The party of the Second Part further agrees to finance the remodeling of the aforesaid building, to the satisfaction of the State Fire Marshall and Building Inspector. Fourth:—The party of the Second Part further agrees to take care of all upkeep on the aforesaid building, such as light, heat, insurance and the necessary repairs. Party of the First Part (Signed) Paul Abt Party of the Second Part (Signed) C. D. Hindall Seventy-three.1 m»j- A iu »A »s Danner (Mgr.). . Moore. Shelly, Rod dl. Rickard (Kac. Mgr.). (I. Moore, Snyder. Courtright (Coach) Davis. Solomon. Lemmon, Campbell. Adams. Mathen.v Raabe, Flrecheisen. Dickson ((’apt.). Law, Long C)O0 QUL Ipurple anb 6olb Football Review ADA HIGH SCHOOL started the gridiron season with but three letter men of the championship team of 1920 and a new coach, Mr. Harold Courtright. The first few weeks were spent in teaching the inexperienced candidates the rudiments of the game. They were a hopeless looking bunch at first, but gradually rounded out into a well-trained eleven. September 23rd, our team journeyed to Mt. Cory, where we were forced to bow to the Mt. Cory warriors. Our boys' lack of experience was largely responsible for the defeat. Playing a much better brand of football, the strong Crestline team was held to the score of t -0 in our first home game. Bob Fletcher’s crack Findlay eleven came to Ada determined to avenge defeats handed to them in the last two years, and they were successful to the tune of 20-0. ihis contest was a hard fought game, our team holding them scoreless in the last half. Then came the fateful 15th of October when the squad went to Toledo to assist in piling up the biggest score of the season. Our only regret was the fact that Waite was on the long end of a 162-0 score. The game was hardly fair for Waite scored about twenty touchdowns while six or seven of our players were lying around the lield dreaming of home and mother. The next few weeks were spent in constructing new plays and revising old ones, with the result that we gave Forest a good trouncing on their field. Our team put up a good fight and came off the field winners by a score of 23-6. Bluffton invaded our territory and took home the bacon. A return game was played there on a field of mud and snow. Both contests went to Bluffton by the same score 21-0. On “Turkey Day” the team had an ideal trip to Hamilton, and all was lovely except the game which was decidedly unlovely. Ada again received a shut-out. Fin;-score 75-0. The season was closed with a delightful banquet given at the K. of P. Hall by the Senior girls to the foctball warriors of 1921. Our boys are to be commended for the spirit shown. In the face of many defeats they remained cheerful and always played the game. Prospects for 1922 are bright as only four men are lost by graduation. GRIDIRON SIDE LIGHTS Long, Ada’s short man Hayden Raabe’s 3:30 lunch “Shorty” Lemmon and “Lengthy Snyder Matheny’s optimistic views of Waite game Adam’s pessimistic views of all coming games Solomon and Dickson, trained nurses at Toledo Hindall’s parlor car Raabe, Ada’s funny man Red’s proboscis stepped on in scrimmage Bluffton Spirits Snipe’s after dinner cigarette. The tragedy of Davis and the blanket at Hamilton The star archer, “Bow” Law Breck, the midget Seventy-fivef yf iPuvpIc anb 3olb 3 Moore (Manager). Courtright (Coach), Rickard (Faculty Manager). Dickson (Capt), Daw, Shelly, Brecheisen Raabe, Lemmon, Smith, Campbell Seventy-six[Purple anb (Solb Basket Ball Review OUR basketball season started with as small hopes as our football season, all but two candidates being inexperienced men. In two pre-season games during the holidays, we met defeat at the hands of Crestline and Delphos. Both were non-scheduled games. Green Springs also handed us a lemon, before we finally found our stride. Then we took two from the Tiffin J. O. U. A. M. Arlington was next defeated by a ten to nine score. Our next three games were total defeats, the first two by LaFayette, both close scores and the third by our most hated rival, Kenton. Ada again began winning, due to a change in our offense and the use of the five man defense. We won three games straight, Belle Center and Forest by large scores and Kenton by a score of 20-15. In this game Dickson starred for Ada, while Bill Young the plunging Kenton guard made several touchdowns for Kenton. Kenton as usual had alibis, sick men, baskets not the right size, etc. Confident from our victory, we determined to win the Bluffton Tournament and the last leg of the cup but our hopes were lowered by the serious illness of Raabe and Lemmon. The boys had the spirit and defeated all comers at the tournament. New Bremen, West Liberty, Middleburg, Spencerville and LaFayette were disposed of in order and the cup was ours for good. The feature of the tournament was the shooting ability of Captain Dickson, both from the foul line and the field. He was awarded a place on the all-star team. Brecheisen made-the second all-star team. Smith, Shelly, and Campbell deserve credit for their wonderful playing and Davis and Law were worthy substitutes. Ada High School may well be proud of her team of 1922 and of Coach Harold Courtright, who did much to turn out a successful team with his enthusiasm and coaching ability. SUMMARY OF GAMES A. H. S. 20 Crestline 30 A. H. S. 7 Delphos 24 A. H. S. 19 Green Springs 27 A. H. S. 41 Tiffin J. O. A. M. 24 A. H. S. 22 Tiffin J. O. A. M. 16 A. H. S. 10 Arlington 9 A. H. S. 21 LaFayette 23 A. H. S. 22 La Fayette 29 A. H. S. 6 Kenton 57 A. H. S. 41 Belle Center 13 A. H. S. 31 Forest 13 A. H. S. 26 Kenton 15 A. H. S. 11 New Bremen 9 A. H. S. 21 West Liberty 8 A. H. S. 20 Middleburg 8 A. H. S. 15 Spencerville 6 A. H. S. 27 LaFayette 14 Total 360 338 Seventy-seven[purple anb (3olb Team” “SKIPPER” Dickson, Captain. Dickson, throughout the season, played an excellent game. He was the leading spirit during all games and especially at the Bluffton tournament, his work helped very materially to bring back the cup. He was high scorer during the season and was chosen right forward on the all-star team at the tournament. “JOE” Hrecheisen This is only Joe’s first year but he has already made an enviable record. His aggressiveness won for him a place on the second all-star team. We predict a great future for him in the next three years. “BIG BEN” Smith “Big Ben’s” size and strength always proved scumbling blocks for his opponents. At standing guard he was the Jonah of opposing forwards. Benny will be one of next season’s head-liners. “LOUIE” Shelly At left forward, Shelly played a bang-up game. In the last game at the tour-ament he looped the ball for five field goals. “GOOFY” Lemmon “Goofy’s” highest ambition was realized when he made a long basket in the Kenton game at Ada. The team loses a valuable guard and center when he graduates this spring. “BEAR CAT” Raabo Raabe’s playing was a feature of the 1922 season. At roving guard, he scored frequently. Although too sick with pneumonia to play at Bluffton he was a great asset in winning the other games of the season. “SNIPE” Campbell “Snipe” could always be depended upon to cover his man, and played a steady-game at all times. “BOW” Law “Warpy’s” legs were surely no impediment to him on a basketball floor. Opposing forwards always had difficulty in getting around Johnny’s defense. CLYDE Moore, Manager. Clyde’s hard work as manager contributed largely to the team’s success. He was always on the job, ministering to the wants of the men. His efficient work will always be remembered by the players and student body. Seventy-eightpurple anb (3olb V ► ------- u Id Detrick, Wallick H. Lantz, Spellman (Coach), Poling Allen. Warren, Lentz (Capt.) Powell (Mgr.). Dickson Wilcox, Campbell Seventy-nineIpucple anb (5olb Girls’ Basketball I HE Girls’ Basketball Team of Ada High School won three of the five games A played this season, which is a very good record, considering their lack of previous experience and their late start in getting organized. In 1920-21 there wasn’t any girls team so that only one girl who had played before reported for practice. Some of the girls had never even seen a girl’s game. Early in the season, Estes Powell was elected manager and Eloise Lentz, captain. Four weeks after the first practice, LaFayette’s strong team which had played together for three years was met in the opening game. Although the girls looked fine in their new black and white suits (bought at a bargain!) they were as yet no match for their opponents and suffered a crushing defeat. In two weeks the defeat was repeated on LaFayette’s floor. Playing good basketball Belle Center was defeated by a comfortable margin, “Milly” proving the big star. Forest won a close victory over our girls and then the team closed the season with a win over Harrod. The members on the team had hardly found their right places when the season was over. Among the staunch supporters of the team are “Skipper” Estes, manager and guard. Estes was a good guard at all times but when she was angry she was a whirlwind. “Milly” Warren was so little and fast that it took a good guard to find her. “Milly” was the chief point scorer. “Slim” Allen after co-ordinating her muscles so she could hit the basket when she wanted to, developed into a real player. The team didn’t seem to go just right if Grace Dickson wasn’t in as center guard and when “Margie” Detrick got the tip-off, which she usually did, the ball was on its way to the loop because Grace was always there. “Bee” Lantz and “Peggy” Poling tied for the other guard position. Both could cling to a forward with unusual tenacity, “Bee” probably having lots of practice along this line before the season. Eloise Lentz, Lois Wilcox. I reva Wallick and many other girls deserve praise for their support of the team. Not a little credit should go to Miss Ruth Spellman who proved a very competent and efficient coach. With only Estes, Millicent and Eloise Lentz leaving this year, and with all of the good material developed in the class teams, the High School should have a star girls team next year. EightyV JOKES ancf ADVERTISEMENTS Hindall’s Play H ouse GRAND OPENING! (Either Today or Tomorrow) LOCATION: One block north and two doors west of Burnett’s Y. M. C. A. THEATER ICE COOLED in season. Air changed every leapyear by Hindall airifiers. MAMMOTH PIPE ORGAN with three and one-half pipes formerly owned by Jim Pumphrey. The company has an efficient corpse of ushers and attendants who are at your service. Report any discourtesy to management and we will discharge him. Please don’t flirt with the ticket agent! Extra Attraction for Opening Week Only! ERNIE ROUTSON ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE PIECE SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA, assisted by the following soloists: COUNTESS NINISKY WELLSKY, the Prima Dona from Preobras-chenski, Russia. PRINCESS SAIL-LING LOPER from Changsooey, China. LADY EWING OF C ORK, IRELAND Programmy for Week MONDAY Paramount Pictures presents CAROL POLING The famous continental star supported by Clifford Dickson In “TWIN BEDS” TUESDAY Pathos presents J. GOOFEY LEMMON In a rustic mellerdrammer “THE BAREFOOT BOY” WEDNESDAY Cecil B. DeMille super-production ELIZABETH HERMON AND OTTO ELZAY in “SOCIETY’S PETS” Eddy Balmer will render two base solos, “How You Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm” and “When The Moonshines On The Moonshine.” THURSDAY “JAZZER” SLEESMAN” and “DIZZY HESSER” in “THE MISSING LINK” The question that has baffled science for years. See this picture and decide for yourself. FRIDAY Theater closed all day out of respect. Hindall’s Wooden Wedding Anniversary. SATURDAY MAGAZINE NEWS Rickard’s Illustrated Sermons, “HELL’S FIRE and DAMNATION” Scenes of the famous loving cup and star basketball team. Star pitcher Eaglebeak Solomon in action. Mack Sennett Comedy RUTH LANDFAIIt RUTH KELLY in “THE OLD SWIMMING HOLE.” Eighty-twoIpurple anb (Solb CHEMISTRY CLASS Conducted by George Rickard Enter George, shuffling cards. Johnny Law first victim. Prof. “John, where do we get acetic acid?” John: “Grapes and hard cider.” Prof.: “Very good. Give formula for borax.” Crates: (sleepily): “Who?” Prof.: “I’ll who you. Now, Carey, where do we get cream of tartar?” Carey: “From the bakery.” Prof: “Fine. Browns, where is the source of tartaric acid?” Browns: “From persimmons, saur-kraut and other tart fruits.” Prof: “For to-morrow we will take the next ten chapters in the text, the research questions in the manual, ten experiments in the laboratory, and if we have any time left we will have a written lesson. Meeting “adjourned.” Who’s Who in the Senior Class The prettiest girl The handsomest boy The modiste The doughboy The baby vamp The orator The singer The farmer The dancer The onion king The hot tempered The democrat The brainiest girl The milk man The stylish girl The radio nut The skyscraper The little minister Pauline Case Otto Elzay Elizabeth Hermon J. Carey Lemmon Carol Poling Clifford Dickson Miriam Ewing Earl Van Houten Ruth Loper Lyman Branstitter Estes Powell Dwight Solomon Helen Kelly Donald Brown Doris Cook Riley Kinnear Walter Jameson George A. Rickard Miss Spellman! “Dwight what are you doing in that seat?” Dwight (in wrong seat) —“Sitting here.” Eighty-threeMEMORY JOLTS BY TIMOTHY TUGMUTTON Rachel in the tub Pinkey’s greetings Elizabeth on time Goofey studying his civics lesson Harriet without the powder Matheny with his mouth shut Estes when Doc comes home. Rickard on the streets of Bluffton Clifford with Flossie The last scene in “Much Ado About Betty” Richard with Evelyn Smith FRESHMAN POETICAL FLIGHT Oh! how my heart leaps up. When I behold a rainbow in the sky. So was it when I was a child. So be it when I am a man So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die. The child is father of the man And I should wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety. —Author unknown (lucky for him) Roy M.: “I’ll teach you to kiss my girl, you sap!” Lyman B.: “Too late, old top, I’ve already learned.” “Froggy” Hesser: “Where is the best place to hold the world’s fair?” Otto Elzay: “Around the waist.” Senioretta: “Why, you even had your name put on the speedometer, didn’t you?” Senior: “No that was put on by the Stewart-Warner Speedometer Co. Astronomer: “Nothing has ever been found on Venus.” Artist: “No nothing.” Visitor: “And who is this poor inmate?” Asylum Keeper: “She was a book-keeper and lost her balance.” Miss Spellman: “Elizabeth, name Riley’s great farm poem.” Elizabeth H.: “When the frost is on the pumpkin and the fodder’s on the corn.” ■ ? Eighty-four [ji.......................................................... ■••in n ■ i mi............ 111■ 11 ■ i ■ ■ ■ i■ ■ ■ i ■ ■ 11 ■ ■ ■ ■ 1111 ■ i ■ ■ ■ i ■ ■ 11 ■ 111 ■ i imiiiii mi 11111111111 in hi Min hum 11111111111111 ii mi ii i in n ........min min ii ii ii 11 ii i hi ii imi iiiliiiiiiiiiiiillliiniiiiii j OPERATING UNDER PATENTS OF PW.TURNER l V. Tl'HXER, President II. II. TVKNEIi, Sec’y-Tren . .IAS. V. UALFHIIili, mreetor F. L. KINSMAN, 1st V. I Gen’l l r. C. II. MOORE, Director. TIIOS. .1. SMl'LL, Consulting Engineer. INSULATING MATERIAL FOR Confining Heat or Cold. ESTABLISHED 1897 ADA, OHIO NEW ORLEANS BALTIMORE CHARLESTON OFFICES PHILADELPHIA SAN FRANCISCO SEATTLE Any character of Roof Recovered, without removal of original roof, and made absolutely waterproof. No nails used. Our system of canvas and paint cement is being used from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Farmers: Try our special paint for silos. OLD ROOFS MADE NEW INSULATING MATERIAL FOR CONFINING HEAT OR COLD. M ri er r - Our composition is a complete insulator, and is especially adapted to Dry Kilns, Cold Storage Plants, Etc. FIRE PROOF, WATER PROOF, FUME PROOF ...................................................iiiiiiii 1111111111,11111111 him mu him 11111111111111111111 lll•llllllllllllllllll•ll••llll•Mlll,llllMl 11,in iiiimii0' Hit Hrmouncemcnt IN the policy which governs our relations with our customers, there arc three principles which we believe are vital. PRICE: The honest pricing of merchandise, to allow a fair profit, and no more; QUALITY: Dependable goods, backed by the responsibility of a national manufacturer; SERVICE: A sincere attention to the individual which subordinates selling to service. In putting these principles above all others, we must depend for success on your appreciation of fail-dealing. Will you not give us an opportunity to vindicate our policy? r 1 ADA, OHIO. 13......... Eighty-six|T|ninni IIIIHIIIIHHHIttlMIMIHIII IMIllllMIIIIIMIMMIIIIIIIIinil iiiniMimiiMiiiniMmiiiniiiiiiimiDinniMiiiniiiiti ..0 DRYGOODS We carry a complete stock of dry goods, notions and furnishings for Men, Women and Children. Call us and we will mail anything you need by Parcel Post. If you have forgotten to buy thread, pins, needles, buttons, etc., we deem it a privilege to serve you. WE FEATURE MUNSING U N D E R W E A11 KAVSER ITAI.IAN SILK HOSE WAYNE KNIT SII.K HOSE PONY STOCKINGS ARROW COLLARS AND SHIRTS MINERVA YARNS BEDDINGS SILKS AND SILK THREAD HULL UMBRELLAS AMERICAN LADY CORSETS HENDERSON CORSETS DE BEVOISE BRASSIERS Lowest prices consistent with good quality Ream 3"tntT Cu. 110 S. MAIN ST. PHONE 10T ADA, OHIO WILLARI) BATTERY SERVICE STATION Titanic Tuthill Springs Carried in Stock Full Line of Overland Parts Goodyear, Fisk and GOODRICH Tires MAIN GARAGE J. S. Main, Prop. Eighty-seven0' BUY A FORI) AND BANK THE DIFFERENCE Some .features of ©ur Service Combination Confectionery and Delicatessen. Lunches put up for banquets, parties and picnics. Candy in baskets, boxes, bulk; assorted varieties Ice cream and ices packed and delivered. All prices reasonable. Authorized Sales Service, Ada, Ohio. flMirttv Sweets “HOME of QUALITY” Ada, Ohio. 0.......... Eighty-eight 0The First National Bank with its connection with the Federal Reserve System offers the best banking facilities obtainable; no account too small to have our attention. 4% PAID ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS FIRST NATIONAL BANK Ada, Ohio. WHY BE SATISFIED WITH ANYTHING BUT THE BEST? CLEAN, UP-TO-DATE Prompt and courteous service The Midway Restaurant Dean O. McElrov, Prop. School Supplies Eversharp Pencils, Moore | and C o n k lin Fountain j Pens, Loose Leaf Note j Books. ©ana E. Melsb Drugs —Ada, Ohio— Books•EJ The Liberty Bank Ada, Ohio “THE BANK OF SERVICE Resources $600,000.00 YOUR BUSINESS APPRECIATED FOR GOOD WORK At the Right Price See Spellman. £» si -jt FOR THE GIFT YOU OWE. Electric Shoe Shop T. E. SPELLMAN, Prop. 0. ■0 NinetyEl' DRY GOODS CLOAKS SUITS DRESSES RUGS DRAPERIES FOOTWEAR ]. T. Cunningham Co. ADA, OHIO. Cits- 'j.lm.'szh'r Portraits of Excellence Enlargements of Quality. IN ANY FINISH KNOWN TO THE SCIENCE Special equipment of the Highest Order Hand carved frames of special design 115 1-2 SOUTH MAIN ST., ADA. OHIO a....................................................... Ninety-i....................................................... BASTIAN BROS. CO. -- rrrr77Z77 - -ggSKm..- Manufacturers of Class Pins Class Rings Athletic Medals ENGRAVED Commencement and W edding Invitations Announcements Christmas Greeting Cards Calling Cards 815-BASTIAN BLDG. ROCHESTER, N. Y. SEE YATES FOR— Books Drugs Toilet Articles Kodak Films Photo Albums Fountain Pens Perfect Point Pencils Magazines ®rug ; 3 tnrv Phone 68 221 N. Main St. 5. 5. Cl Dealer in Men’s Furnishing Goods and Suits made to your measure; a fit guaranteed or no sale. South Main St. Ada, Ohio E3......... Ninety-twoQiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimimiiiiiiiiimimmiiiiiiiiiimiiiiii.m.i iiiiiiiiii»i»»imi»i«miii»im»im»iii.nnnmmininmnnimmmnffl GOD - CHURCH - COUNTRY HOME - SCHOOL are great words in the English language. “ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOI).” Jesus went about doing good. Finally He died to save sinners like you and me. We would feel much better at night, if we could think of a good deed we have done during the day. Probably a friend or an acquaintance of yours has lost a loved one. Show him that you’ve a heart inside of you. Here is a widow in need. Relieve her suffering. Here is a man so engrossed in saving lifeless dollars that his soul is starving. Say a word to him as brother to brother. Don’t be selfish with your religion. The more you give the more you’ll have to give. If your religion is bringing you any joy or comfort or peace, some one is sure to want a religion like yours. See if your religion is worth anything. If it isn’t, “chuck it.” The kind of religion that will stand the test of time and eternity is the religion of Jesus. TRY IT. The real concern of man is neither wealth, appetite nor popularity. IT IS RELIGION. That which deals with the future dwelling place of the soul. The Church has always been interested in and stood by Education. Gratitude demands the student to support and adore the Church and its founder Christ Jesus. The CHURCHES OF ADA INVITE YOU and your FRIENDS to Christian fellowship. BAPTIST CHURCH—Rev. A. L. Roth DISCIPLE CHURCH—Rev. L. 0. Mink LUTHERAN CHURCH—Rev. R. A. Albert. METHODIST EPISCOPAL — Rev. W. N. Shank. PRESBYTERIAN—Rev. John W. Slack. ($0 to Cburcb E Christian Is a follower of Jesus. jfirst Believe then jfollow. Ninety-threeXLhc Engravings in tins bnnk toere tttabi' bg ftbc Canton Engraving Company (Atnttml (6ngr?tln?rs (Haitian, ©htU Ninety-four •V.  0 I f


Suggestions in the Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) collection:

Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection, 1915 Edition, Page 1

1915

Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection, 1916 Edition, Page 1

1916

Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection, 1918 Edition, Page 1

1918

Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection, 1923 Edition, Page 1

1923

Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection, 1924 Edition, Page 1

1924

Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH) online yearbook collection, 1925 Edition, Page 1

1925

1985 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1970 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1972 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1965 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
FIND FRIENDS AND CLASMATES GENEALOGY ARCHIVE REUNION PLANNING
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today! Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly! Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.