Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH)

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We PURPLE AND GOLD Published by the Senior Class of the ADA HIGH SCHOOL With the aid and assistance of the Students of the Ada High School Volume II May 1923DEDICATION 'pO MRS. MARY H CKERNELL, who, during the ten years spent in Ada High School, has by her good will, cheerfulness, and efficient teaching, won the admiration and love of every student. In appreciation of her unswerving fidelity to the school, and of the influence of her character upon the many students whom she has taught, we dedicate the 1923 Purple and Gold. “Omnia amor vincit.’’ Four-------—-- AND GOLD MRS. MARY HICKERNELL. M. A.p- ■ ■ ■ - - = PURPLE Table of Contents Page Foreword .... 7 Ada High School - - - 8 Annual Staff 10 Faculty 11 Seniors 17 Senior Class History - - 29 Senior Class Poem - - 31 Snapshots .... 32 Senior Class Prophecy - - 33 Snapshots 37 Senior Class Grumble - - 38 Snapshots 39 Senior Class Will - - 40 Juniors 41 Sophomores 45 Freshmen 49 Snapshots 54 Athletics - - - 55 Student Activities - - 69 Jokes and Advertisements - 81 PURPLE FOREWORD YU E, the staff, with the help of the ’’ faculty and students, have tried to make this book better than the books of the preceding years. We have tried to represent the events of the school year of 1922-1923, without personal or class prejudices. The staff wishes to thank the students for their co-operation and the advertisers for their patronage, and the faculty for their suggestions and assistance. The Editor wishes to thank the Staff. They have worked hard and have done their work well. This book is an emblem of our best efforts and if we have accomplished what we have tried to do, we feel justly rewarded. CLARE DAVIS, Editor-in-Chief SevenBoard of Education J. F. STAJIBAUGH, President Mils. J. I). JUDKINS, Vice President II. E. HUBER C. H. FREEMAN A. E. WARREN, Eight PURPLE AND GOLD ADA—A REAL SCHOOL THE Aims of Education have changed from time to time all down through the centuries. The original conception of Education was that of a process for maintaining class distinction—priests or knights received special education that they might be recognized as a privileged group. Out of the caste idea grew the so-called culture theory—classical erudition regardless of its usefulness. When the caste theory became impossible and the culture theory became untenable, there arose the informational type of education—gorge the mind with facts, the meaning of which was not deemed essential. Next, as a sort of outgrowth of the culture and informational theories appeared the doctrine of disciplinarian education—the mind is kept in condition by doing hard, dry disagreeable tasks. Culture, informational and formal discipline should be factors in any scheme of education but neither of them alone constitutes the goal. Education is now defined in terms of “social efficiency.” Whatever else social efficiency may signify, it certainly implies poweii—power to think straight, power to control ones self, and power to work effectively. It is this power which the Ada High School seeks to develop in the lives of its students. The young man or young woman who completes the prescribed courses of study and receives his diploma should approach the next step in his career with confidence, conscious of the fact that he has acquired the necessary power to successfully meet the issues. To the end that our High School may serve its real purpose in the community, a modern curriculum and progressive program have been adopted. The present course of study definitely emphasizes English, Science, Mathematics, History, and Foreign Languages. Careful attention is also given to Vocational Agriculture, Domestic Art, Social Science, and Commercial subjects. During the current year extensive improvements have been made on the basement rooms in the north building; the entire building rewired for electric lights; nine thousand dollars of bonded indebtedness liquidated; a new course of study adopted; a Smith-Hughes Agriculture School launched; the library and laboratory equipment increased and standardized; and last, but not least, the High School placed on the accredited list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. This means that any graduate of the Ada High School will be admitted to any College or University in the north central part of the United States without being required to take an entrance examination. Plans are already under way for the installation of equipment for a modem department of Domestic Science. This department promises to be ready for operation September first, nineteen hundred twenty-three. Many other accomplishments and plans might here be catalogued but suffice to say that the success of the Ada High School during the school year of 1922-1923 is credited to the spirit of aggressiveness exhibited by the Board of Education, the spirit of progressiveness demonstrated by the Faculty, the spirit of loyalty dominating the students, and the spirit of cooperation displayed by the citizens. With a continuation of concerted action and united effort on the part of all concerned, the Ada Schools will rapidly forge to the front, and will be the pride of all the country round. NinePURPLE BOTTOM ROW—Mildred Cole, Grace Dickson, Thelma Hull, Hope Charles, Lois Wilcox, Harriet Carter. SECOND ROW—John Law, Richard Long:, Jesse Long:, Ralph Crates, Ned Jenningrs. TOP ROW—Haydn Raabe, Mr. Kessler (Faculty Manager), Clare Davis. THE STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BUSINESS MANAGER SNAP SHOT EDITOR- HUMOR EDITOR SOCIETY EDITOR ATHLETIC EDITOR — NEWS EDITOR .JUNIOR EDITOR SOPHOMORE EDITOR FRESHMAN EDITOR- TYPISTS FACULTY ADVISOR --- CLARE DAVIS --- HAYDN RAABE GRACE DICKSON RALPH CRATES --- THELMA HULL ------JOHN LAW ---LOIS WILCOX -----JESSE LONG ---NED JENNINGS RICHARD LONG HARRIET CARTER MILDRED COLE HOPE CHARLES ---R. E. KESSLERPURPLE and GOLD ElevenC. C. CRAWFORD, A. B. Ohio Northern University Muskingum College ENGLISH SUPERINTENDENT TwelvePURPLE — GOLD AND ThirteenG. A. RICKARD, B. S. Ohio Northern University Phillips Bible University Indiana State Normal School SCIENCE AND HISTORY MRS. C. B. HICKERNELL, M. A. Ohio Northern University LATIN AND FRENCH FourteenCHARLES D. MOREHEAD, A. B. Muskingum College ATHLETICS AND MATHEMATICS MARGARET AIKIN, A. B. Muskingum College Lyceum Arts Conservatory 1921-1922 ENGLISH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FifteenEDGAR McELWAIN, B. S. in Agriculture Ohio State University VOCATIONAL. AGRICULTURE ELLA R. BALL, A. B. Ohio Northern University HISTORY AND MATHEMATICS SixteenSeventeenSENIOR CLASS OFFICERS PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER CLASS COLORS Purple mihI White CLASS The World HAYDN RAABE CLYDE DANNER LEWIS SHELLY CLARE DAVIS c CLASS FLOWER Purple Violet MOTTO Is Our Field EighteenTheodore Huber Lima Public Schools Sign Committee, Interclass He who loves neither wine, women or song, Remains a bachelor his whole life long:. Verona Northrup Ada Grammar School ’19 Interclass ’23 Class Basketball ’22 When sage Verona Rose, From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows George Richards Ada Grammar School ’19 Glee Club ’22 An excellent young man. Moneta Marshall Boxwell Graduate Class Basketball ’22, ’2d “She is jest the quiet kind Who’s nature never varies.” Holmes Nineteen— PURPLE AND GOLD Howard Browns Boxwell Graduate Defiance High School Quiet, reserved ami studious Harriet Carter (“Heck”) ’19 Ada Grammar School 19 Interclass ’22 Triangle Music Club Glee Club It’s nice to be natuial it you're naturally nice. Lawrence Freeman (“Jim”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Football '21, ’22 Class Basketball 22, ’23 Never early, never late. Always just on time. Lillian Herr (“Billie”) Ada Grammar School T9 Senior Class Play Interclass '21, ’22 Class Basketball ’22, '23 Class Historian Triangle Music Club “Goodness is beauty in its best estate” Marlowe TwentyPURPLE AND GOLD Ralph Crates (“Taler”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Class Basketball ’22, ’23 Senior Class Play Purple and Gold Joke Editor "He said. Or right or wrong. What came into his head" Shakespere Anna Phillips (“Red”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Interclass ’20, ’21, ’22 Senior Class play Triangle Music Club Class Basketball ’22, ’23 "Yet graceful ease and sweetness void of pride; Might hide her faults, If bells had faults to hide.” Pope Ted Koons Boxwell Graduate Class Basketball ’23 Track ’22 "Wisdom he has, and to his wisdom courage. Temper to that, and into all success.” Dry den Lelia Coiner (“Fuzzy”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Class Basketball ’22, ’23 Senior Class Play A mighty huntress, and her prey is man. Twenty-onePURPLE ----- AND GOLD Fordyce Adams (“Sleepy”) Boxwell Graduate Football ’20, ’21, Captain ’22 Class Basketball ’22, ’23 Athletic Board ’23 Upon the field of football He faileth not to smite For he was captain of the team. And played with all his might. Lois Wilcox (“Betty”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Manager Basketball ’23 Athletic Board ’23 Triangle Music Club Class Basketball '22, '23 "Good humor only teaches charms to last. Still makes new conquests and maintains the old." Pope Lewis Shelly (“Lou”) Ada Grammar School T9 Football ’22 Basketball ’22, Captain ’23 Athletic Board ’23 Secretary Senior Class His feet are large and so is "Lou.” But his playing is larger than any cwo. Marguerite Poling (“Peg”) Ada Grammar School ’99 Basketball ’22, Captain ’23 Athletic Board ’23 Senior Class Play “Do I tell you I rather guess. She is a wonder and nothing less.” Holmes Twenty-twoPURPLE % ‘AND GOLD 35 Hayden Raabe (“Raven”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Football ’21, ’22 Basketball ’22, ’23 President Senior Class Purple and Gold Business Manager Athletic Board ’23 You hear that boy laughing. You think he’s all fun But he's the "great Raabe.” And look what he’s done. Alice Baughman Ada Grammar School ’19 Class Basketball ’22 "Does well, acts nobly Angels could do no more.” Young. Clare Davis (“Davy”) Seattle Public Schools Football ’21 Basketball ’22 Athletic Board President Treasurer Senior Class Purple and Gold Editor Cheer Leader Would 1 could win some rest and a little ease. Gladys Davenport Boxwell Graduate Class Basketball ’22, ’23 Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. Twenty-three-——---— PURPLE Harry Hatties Ada Grammar School '19 Glee Club Senior Class Play "Tho he looks as cheerful as he can His waist is ampler that his life For life is but a span.” Holmes Lourlla Sleesman Ada Grammar School We see not half the charms her modesty conceals. Willis Winkler McGuffey Public Schools Senior Class Play Class Basketball ’23 “I dare do all that may become a man Who dares do more is none.” Shakespere. Evelyn Smith (“Evie”) Ada Grammar School 19 Orchestra '22, ’23 Class Basketball ’22, 23 Triangle Music Club Interclass ’20, ’21, ’22, ’23 "And there’s a nice girl of excellent pith Fate tried to conceal her by naming her Smith.” Twenty-fourAND GOLD John Law (“Warpy”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Football ’21, ’22 Basketball ’22, ’23 Purple and Gold Athletic Editor A fellow of brains and brawn for many things. Thelma Hull (“Tommy”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Interclass ’20, ’21, ’22 Orchestra ’22, ’23 Purple and Gold Society Editor Class Basketball ’22, ’23 Triangle Music Club Class Treasurer ’20, ’22 Musical fingers and a golden tongue Clyde Danner (“Stony”) Ada Grammar School T9 Football Manager ’21, ’22 Vice President Senior Class Class Basketball ’22, ’23 Athletic Board ’22, ’23 Senior Play Manager once. Manager twice. Manager at least with Rickard’s advice. Hope Charles (“Brownie”) Hillcrest Grammar and High Schools Orchestra ’23 "A lew can touch the magic string And noisy fame is proud to win them.” Holmes. Twenty-five— PURPLE 4923: - — AND GOLD I ■ William Bosse (“Bill”) Ada Grammar School ’19 His motto—Farm And Fire Side. Grace Dickson Ada Grammar School ’19 Treasurer Athletic Board Purple and Gold Snaps Editor Senior Class Play Interclass ’22 Debate Team ’23 Basketball ’22 She’s the worker. She's the thinker, She’s the backbone of the class. Glenn Moore (“Gee”) Ada Grammar Schhool ’19 Senior Class Play Football ’22 Orchestra ’23 Dignified, dandified and silent. Loene Webb (“Tiny”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Basketball ’23 Class Basketball ’22 Oh what is the little one thinking about Very wonderful things, no doubt Twenty-sixEugene Branstetter McGuffey Public Schools Senior Class Play Class Basketball ’23 "Those Thousand decencies that flow. From all his words and actions.” Milton Gertrude Law Ada Grammar School ’19 Class Basketball ’22, ’23 She stands acknowledged—a student. Austin Church Ada Grammar School ’19 Orchestra ’23 "O greatly learned but— On so many things.” Pope Beatrice Loper (“B”) Ada Grammar School ’19 "Oh that simplicity and innocence Its own unvalued work so seldom knows.” Goethe Twenty-seven——---- PURPLE Clyde Moore (“Dumbell”) Ada Grammar School ’19 Football ’21, ’22 Manager Basketball ’22, ’23 Class Basketball ’22, ’23 Cheer Leader Senior Class Play Athletic Board ’22, ’23 "Hercules be thy speed young man.” Shakespere. Pantelia Twigg (“Pam”) Wayne County Grammar School Class Poet Interclass ’20 "Rising merit will buoy up at last.” Pope ■ Y'HE SENIOR CLASS has done its best. We have made mistakes, and in leaving the halls of this dear school we carry with us only happy and pleasant thoughts. Twenty-eightA PURPLE and GOLD CLASS HISTORY T has been said that “History Repeats Itself,” and, according to this axiom one would think it unnecessary to record our history. But this Class of ’23, being such an illustrious one, we have sufficient reason to believe that its deeds, high ambitions and aspirations shall be written on the pages of the history of the Universe. During the twelve years of unceasing toil, intermingled with joy, there are only eight graduates who have labored, played and ascended together to the topmost beam ol that great tower of knowledge. Four of these, namely, Evelyn Smith, Loene Webb, Austin Church, and Lillian Herr, began their educational career under the guidance of Mrs. Rhea Welsh Stambaugh at the North Building. The other four, Alice Baughman, Marguerite Poling, Haydn Raabe and Lawrence Freeman started at the South Building, taught by Miss Edith Bowers, joining the others in the sixth grade. The year 1919 was a memorable one, not only to us, but to the A. H. S. because of the entrance of such a worthy class. We then numbered forty-three but through gaining and losing a few each year, we now have thirty-eight graduates, nineteen girls and the same number of boys. The one great event of the Freshman year was our first appearance at the Inter-class Contest. We were elated over the talent exhibited by our contestants, Anna Phillips, reading and Ruth Smith, short story, especially when the judges announced us victorious in the short-story. It was during our Sophomore year that, with the aid of Miss Spellman, we put forth all efforts toward a high school paper, first publishing, “The Sophomore Bugle,” which soon became known as “The Purple and Gold.” But, in spite of all the enthusiasm and pep of our class we lacked the spirit and cooperation of the rest of the high school and the paper was issued but one short year. Ruth Smith was chosen as our President, but, on account of her departure for California it was necessary to reelect our chief officer and she was succeeded by Glenn Moore. As Juniors, we were always known as the peppiest, also the noisiest class in high school: having several times required the strong rule of both Mr. Hindall and Mr. Balmer to restore peace and order in room No. 10. Thelma Hull’s short-story won the favor of the judges at Inter-class and our girls basket-ball team gained the championship in the Inter-class games. The Junior-Senior Reception was a decided success although the Juniors were almost too tired to enjoy it, after working until the last minute planning and decorating to royally entertain the honorable Seniors. This, our last year in A. H. S. has been perhaps our busiest, yet cur happiest, for we have at last gained that goal for which we have been striving four long years and it is with deep regret that we say farewell to dear old A. H. S. and turn to face that vast expanse just ahead, the Future. As we, in thought, relive the past four years we are filled with unlimited joy and happy memories, and are reminded that seven of our classmates have left us to join the matrimonial ranks. We have this year greatly aided athletics by furnishing seven foct-ball letter-men and three basket-ball lettermen, including both captains. We again won the girl’s basketball championship and also the boy’s championship. The annual Foot-ball Banquet given by the Senior girls was voted a success by all those present. Never will we forget the Senior class play, “The Country Cousin,” and especially will the participants remember, with a smile, those seemingly tiresome yet enjoyable practices. We have chosen the modest violet to represent us in the flower world and the royal purple and white as our class colors. As our motto, “The World is our Field.” we aspire to live up to this our highest hope and ambition, making the class of ’23 gleam above all others in the educational heavens. In presenting a brief resume of the class we would first consider our class president, Haydn Raabe, a worthy leader, star athlete and a true Senior, as long as the Junior girls are absent from school. Having left us in 1918, Hope Charles spent five years in China, returning this year to graduate with the class of ’23. We are not only glad of her return because of Twenty-ninePURPLE AND GOLD her pleasing personality and happy smile, but she is also an excellent violinist. Luella Sleesman, also a violinist, joined our ranks this year and, like Alice Baughman, is pleasant, friendly and a good student. Clyde Danner, alias “Stonedog” or “Runt,” is good natured and always in for a good time. The class couldn’t very well survive without Stony’s live jokes. Beatrice Loper, quiet and unassuming is a good student and always faithful to her class. Pamelia 'l’wigg having joined us in our Sophomore year, is faithful to all her duties, good natured, and a regular shark in Physics. When we hear a masculine voice simply raving over the quality of a certain Senior girl we may rest assured that it is Fordyce Adam, ‘saying Grace.’ He is a wonderful foot-ball player, being skipper of the Red Eleven. John Law is also a star athlete in both foot-ball and basket-ball. Don Welker is our cartoonist and we certainly appreciate his art work for the class. Closely connected with him we think of Austin Church and Theodore Huber who exhibited such fine electrical talent on the Interclass sign. Marguerite Poling, the vamp, was Captain of the Varsity Girl’s Basket-ball team and a star guard. With Peggy, we generally see Loene Webb who was always known for her cleverness and jolly good nature. She was also a member of the Girl’s Basketball team. Anna Phillips, our elocutionist, held our colors high for three years at Interclass. Although she is the smallest in stature and has red hair she is’undeniably the pride of our class. George Richards, William Bosse, two Boxwell graduates, and Howard Brown, who joined us last year, are three studious lads always working for the betterment of our class. Ted Roons having taken four years in three, becoming a Senior this year is a diligent worker and commendable student. Verona Northrup and Harriet Carter, the inseparables, are quiet, ye.f full of fun and always ready to help the class. Harriet has a beautiful voice and the class was duly proud of Verona’s talent as a reader at Inter-class this year. Gladys Davenport and Moneta Marshall are two Boxwell graduates who entered our class four years ago. They are both splendid students and ready for a good time. Yes! we have our musicians too; Glenn Moore, Ralph Crates and Lawrence Freeman are leading tenors; Glenn and Ralph having sung “The Little Tin Soldier,” so splendidly in chapel; Evelyn Smith is an accomplished violinist and when we think of “Evy” we always think of her violin. Thelma Hull has been known to break several hearts of the sterner sex, with her charming voice. Clyde Moore, alias “Dumb-bell” is our silver-tongued orator and Grace Dickson, our debater, having represented the Seniors in the Inter-scholastic Debate. Grace is also class orator, having second best grades while in High school. Leila Cotner, the flirt, has really been known to have a date every night in the week. No one will forget her curly-hair and her happy smile. Lois Wilcox is a friend to every one, jolly and full of fun. Lewis Shelly is our champion basket-ball player, being skipper of the squad. “Lew” actually made a speech in pep-meeting, once, without stuttering. Harry Battles is almost too broad a subject to even try to discuss but we may say this much, he is the fun of the Senior Class. Clare Davis admitted to the class as a Junior, has been a great asset to the class, showing such splendid ability as Editor of the Annual. Willis Winkler and Gene Branstetter, the Damon and Pythias of the class, hail from McGuffey, the land of the onions. Having absorbed all the knowledge there, they drifted to our class this year to increase their education. Last, but indeed not least, is our valedictorian, Gertrude Law. Always quiet and studious meant good grades to her. Now, as these mammoth iron gates close behind us and we depart, one by one, to make our individual histories in the world, we loiter long enough to thank the faculty for their interest and patience to endure us for four long years, and especially Mrs. Hickernell who has been our kind friend and guide throughout our existence here, and to whom our Annual is dedicated. May we ever consider our lives within the four walls of A. H. S., the foundation of our work in the years to come. Lillian Herr ’23 Thirty— PURPLE and GOLD ft SENIOR CLASS POEM How happy on a fall day bright. We came to school to learn aright. That was a grand and glorious hour To ascend the steps to the knowledge tower. Bach member with a smiling face Hooked to the teachers for helping grace. Indeed we were a jolly bunch At noon when we had finished lunch We’d scurry back at high pitched rate, As Freshies, we were never late. We chose for our colors the pure, yet bright The radiant banner of purple and white. The modest violet’s purple hue; Show how our thoughts and patience grew. Our motto covers a vast wide space "The World is Our Field," the human race. We hoped that during four years of school That we would become a useful tool. In revealing some of the unknown things, And brighten the world in many things. That one glad year soon passed away The Sophies were not half so gay. We labored hard without a doubt, And you remember, we won out. As Juniors, we were the snappy class And often the teachers would have to ask The overseer of all the school To come and promptly enforce the rule. Time flew, and these three years sped by; Our days were numbered in Ada Hi. Quiet and calm, without a fear, Wc faced the duties of the Senior year. We mastered all; with steadfast will At last we’ve reached the topmost hill. Now as we stand on this summit bright Hook to the left, look to the right. We see the high hills with paths untrod And up the top is a Golden rod. Engraved on the rod is the word Success. We all shall reach it, we can do no less. Tonight we leave old Ada Hi With aching heart, and say good bye. Farewell to thee and those happy hours Spent in thy walls, our learning towers. But as we part from thee tonight. We’ll never forget these lessons of right That our wise instructors gladly gave In order that we our paths might pave. We have to take up a bigger work; For we hear the call and will not shirk. Pninelia Twlgg. ’23 Thirty-onePURPLE Miipr u ' tt Dorothy m oo r Luther — o i» h orn or ns Oa viv." W, ,s Thirty-twoSENIOR CLASS PROPHECY May 20, 1943 Dear Diary:- I am writing in the twilight of the evening; and I must tell you what happened to me today. Perhaps you will think I am silly for recording such a trivial accident, so seemingly unimportant to you, but which bears quite a different aspect to me. I was hurriedly walking to my studio this morning; and when crossing Washington Avenue (you know, Diary, where the traffic cop is so pleasant) a sudden gust of wind came along and lifted my hat right off of my head and sent it whirling down the street. Now, Diary, I valued that hat immensely; in fact, I paid thirty dollars for it at Madame Bernard’s just after my return from Paris. I was so disgusted at seeing a mere hat getting out of my reach that I started running at full speed after it. I dodged taxis and street cars, and then my heart leaped into my mouth; for I saw that that hat was headed for the gutter. Just a few more seconds and I would reach it. Then suddenly I struck something hard, or something hard struck me. For a few minutes I thought that day had lapsed into night. Blackness prevailed. As quickly as it had appeared it vanished. I was in an entirely different scene and among different people. I reveled in the sunshine of the beach at a popular summer resort. Two men were swimming toward a woman in response to her frantic appeals for help. They brought her to land; and the smaller of the two employed artificial respiration. The other masculine member paced up and down the beach wringing his hands and exclaiming, “My dear, my dear, what if I had lost you! Oh, doctor, do all you can to restore her to me.” “She’s coming out of it all right,” declared the doctor. The husband knelt beside his beloved wife. He was the largest man that I had ever seen. Three hundred pounds? At least that. “Lillian, oh Lillian, sweet-heart, do you feel better?” “Yes, Harry dear.” A companion stepped up to ask, “Dr. Richards, was that a serious case?” “If you consider their devotion, I should say that it was,” George replied. Then I seemed to be lifted off the earth and to be sailing through the air. Doesn’t that sound absurd, Diary? Well, finally I landed-plop, right in the middle of a big road. Looked up and saw a large building bearing the imposing sign, “Old Maids’ Home.” I arose to my feet slowly, 1 must admit, for I hao landed hard. I really expected to be an inmate there myself some time, and there was no harm in investigating the place. I started down the hall and came to the door marked “Office.” I listened outside and heard two women talking. One evidently was not in a very good humor; but the other one giggled quite frequently. I knocked and received a pert response, “Come In.” I did, and immediately I Thirty-threePURPLE — AND D GOLD a recognized the black-haired lady who looked and laughed like a school girl. “Loene Webb,” I exclaimed. “Tommy,” she cried. “Loene,” the other woman harshly reprimanded,” is that the way you receive visitors ? 1 absolutely declare I won’t stay in partnership with you any longer.' She gave me one terrific look and marched from the room. My knees were shaking; for in that one look I had recognized Marguerite Poling. “Loene,” I asked, “What ails Peg like that?” “Oh, she has just refused Bob Ackerman for the twenty-fifth time and is disgusted with life in general.” “Would you like to see our home?” she asked. “I’d be delighted,” I exclaimed. As we walked down through a hall I perceived a tall man, clad in an enormous pair of overalls, chatting with two old maids. “Loene,” I whispered, “isn’t that Haydn Raabe?” “Yes,” she answered. “We hired him as our janitor; but we couldn’t get much satisfaction from him, because he spent all his time with the inmates.” “That sounds like Haydn,” I replied. “Women were his hobby even when he was in High School.” “Well,” Loene continued, “we thought we could get along nicely if we hired an assistant; so we secured the services of John Law. The other day one of the old maids commented upon John’s bow legs, and he was so mortified that he immediately resigned. We walked about the premises until we came to the laundry. There I saw a woman bending over a tub full of clothes. Her sleeves were rolled to the elbows, the soap suds completely hid her arms, her hair was disheveled, and drops of perspiration were chasing each other down her face. Then Pamelia Twigg glanced up from her work. Diary, I was so astonished that 1 walked out of that building backwards. That, however, was not all of the shocks I received. We proceeded to the bakery, where we saw a little figure clad in a white apron and cap. She was operating an electric bread mixer, taking loaves of bread out of a hot oven, and piling them on a cooling board, all at the same time. I had never seen such an automaton before, in all my life. As she accidentally dropped a loaf she muttered, “My Gosh!” “Evelyn Smith,” I cried, “how did you ever happen to land here?” “Walked, of course,” she calmly replied. “Didn’t I tell you when we were kids in Ada High that I never could land a man!” I rested my eyes for a second; and when I again opened them I stood before a large stone church. I uttered a sigh of relief, for 1 was so tired and this afforded a chance for regaining my strength. I entered the sanctuary and sat down. A very tall man who was just beginning to speak announced his theme, “How Barber Shop Gossip Ruined My Reputation.” The subject reminded me of the old barber shop by the side of the railroad, and I knew the speaker to be “Jim” Freeman. As soon as he had finished his sermon the choir rendered a very appropriate anthem, “I Believe In Him.” I noticed that the leader was indulging in some comical gymnastics. When the sopranos were singing high parts he would jump into the air as if he were grasping the notes from the sky, but when the basses had their turn he would kneel on the floor. When he Thirty-foursat down 1 saw that it was our old athlete Lewis Shelly; and he was evidently still trying to make baskets when he led the choir. After 1 left the church I came upon a little white cottage. In the dooryard were a number of tiny houses; and my curosity prompted inspection. I looked into number one and found a cat, into number two and found a cat, and so on until I had peeped into every house. Horrors! I never saw so many cats before in my life. Just then two women came around the house—Harriet Carter and Verona Northrup. “Say, for goodness sake, where did you get all these felines?” I demanded. “Why, we have started a home for unfortunate cats and are progressing very nicely,” they replied. As 1 had no contributions to make I resumed my stroll, but had not gone far when along came an automobile whose driver offered me a ride. “Sure,” I replied and clambered in. My companion, William Bosse, informed me that Austin Church and he owned a sheep ranch in Arizona; and that their woolen industry was so prosperous that they were planning to build a large woolen factory on the banks of Hog Creek, near Ada. When we reached the city I thanked Willy for the lift and started down the crowded street. Suddenly I dropped through a trap door and landed in a large room. A man immediately commanded me to get to work, and that aroused my anger. As I was just about to give him a piece of my mind a thought occurred to me that this was Clyde Danner. My appearance on the scene had taken place so quickly that I had not noticed my surroundings. In glancing around I saw a large group of girls following the instructions of a dark-haired man. Clyde explained that he was manager of a large vaudeville company, while Glenn Moore, the man whom I had just noticed, was instructor of the chorus girls. He further informed me that the tall dark haired girl was their leading lady, who in private life was known as Beatrice Loper. As I finished this observation objects began to whirl about me. When I had regained my footing I was gazing at the dearest little white Colonial house imaginable. A woman was entertaining about twenty-five youngsters on the lawn. As I approached the group I exclaimed, “Well, Leila Cotner, are all these yours?” “Goodness, no,” she replied, “but they are the cutest children you ever knew. I have charge of them each afternoon while their mothers attend the clubs.” She then told me that Anna Phillips had acquired a little cottage with her until the Prince of Wales had become so infatuated with her charming manners that he had married her and taken her to Wales. Now she is causing as great a sensation in the royal kingdom as she had in America. Upon leaving Leila’s residence I met a woman clad in tweed knickers, just returning from the golf links. I knew at once that smiling face to be that of Lois Wilcox. She invited me to go to California with her in her aeroplane and I readily accepted. I learned that Lois had inherited a large sum of money and lived in ease. On arriving in California I overheard two girls talking. “Oh, I am just ci'azy about him. He is my idea of a hero,” one of them was saying. “He is twice as good looking as Rudolph Valentino. His name even thrills me,” replied another. I followed her gaze to the announcement in front of a large theatre—Clyde Moore in “The Missing Shirt.” I then walked down to the ocean side to watch the bathers. I noticed a group Thirty-fivePURPLE — AND GOLD near me, the one masculine member of which was laughing- and chatting with a number of pretty girls. 1 heard a lady remark that the gentleman was Clare Davis, the swimming instructor, and that the younger members of society had made swimming their favorite sport since his appearance. I next took a stroll into the country to admire the California scenery. I perceived two figures digging potatoes. Discovered at last! The two farmerettes were Alice Baughman and Louella Sleesman. They told me they were becoming wealthy from their labors. Soon a car came speeding down the highway. It swerved around a corner and landed in the ditch. I hurried to the scene of the accident and found that the occupants were Fordyce Adam and Ralph Crates. They were just returning from an automobile race in which they had carried off first honors, and were somewhat too jubilant over their victory. I was sailing in the air again, winging my way back to Ohio. While I rested on a pretty veranda two women came up the steps and tried to sell me some hair tonic. When I examined it I found it was Cinnamon Oil; and I told the sales women, who proved to be Moneta Marshall and Gladys Davenport, that I didn’t care to purchase it. I needed a hat very badly; so I went to a store to seek one suitable to my taste. When I looked at the hats I was surprised to see “Winkler and Branstetter, Designers.” Observing my look of amazement, the clerk told me that the firm was one of the highest standing firms and that “Winkler and Branstetter” hats were quite popular. I picked up a paper while waiting for my change and read this advertisement: “An electrical spanking machine patented by Theodore Huber and Don Welker. The invention is a very practical one. It is now used in the Ada High School and is found very satisfactory.” When I reached the street again I heard a terrible noise. My first thought was that some one had committed murder. On glancing up I saw the sign, “Voice Culture. Come early and avoid the rash. Gertrude Law.” At last I realized that I craved food so I entered a restaurant, where two men were lecturing on and demonstrating the rules of etiquette. They certainly were experts. As one of them told me that I was holding my spoon at the wrong altitude, 1 recognized him as Ted Koons. He told me that his companion was Howard Browns. ’ Two women entered the restaurant while I was eating, one a blond, and the other a brunette. They attracted my attention almost immediately. They were dressed in the latest modes of fashion, and oh! the way they used their eyes made one shiver 1 asked the waitress who they were. She replied that they were two professional vamps, Hope Charles and Grace Dickson. After that incident every thing seemed to vanish from my sight. I opened mv eyes and found a nurse bending over me. “She’s conscious now, doctor,” she said. “My dear,” she continued, “you had quite an experience.” “I had the time of my life,” I answered. And that’s all for tonight, Diary. Thelma Hull ’23 SM Thirty-six—"" AND GOLD n. Chu.rt.h YY 'Sh KJ n one tt. « m f «i r or Wi.rf y . B u. ns V«-° IS m i tiA." Thirty-sevenPURPLE AND GOLD CLASS GRUMBLE—1923 SENIORS, about to graduate. What does that mean ? Well, to be to the point, it means you get a piece of paper which says that you have finished the course of studies successfully as laid down by the High School association. This diploma, as it is called, comes in very handy when you wish to waste a little more time by going to college. This diploma will also get you a fairly decent job in the big city. It seems funny that you have to ruin four years of your life by going to an old red brick building like ours, to be able to enter college or get a man’s job. They talk about a fellow well fitted for college after he has graduated from a first class high school. Mr. Crawford thru a few lucky stabs got us into the North Central High School association as a first class High School. Of course we don’t need a new building yet; the one we have will stand up a couple of years longer if handled with care. Say, have you ever seen our New Physics and Chemistry laboratories? (I mean laboratory; because they are both combined in one. We say laboratories so outsiders will think we are up to date.) We have new equipment in both departments. The Chemistry class received some new evaporating dishes last year and several new test tubes this year. The Physics class were presented with six new magnets besides the new laboratory manuals Mr. Kessler permitted us to buy, providing we had the cold cash. Also manual training was given to some of the more energetic members of the Physics class. They had to build up the old apparatus before they could continue with experiments. Athletics as well as the other departments turned out to be a failure. The football team was a fake. They only won five and tied one out of eight games. The high school were always telling how proud they were of their fooball team. At the end of the season the high school girls insulted them by giving them gold footballs which they said was to show their appreciation of their efforts. If that isn’t energy wasted then Abraham Lincoln was the Czar of Russia during the world war. Basketball turned out to be a failure as well as did football. You hear basketball fans standing around talking basketball until one of them blurts out, “Well we can be proud of the high school team anyway.” You walk away in disgust wondering what would happen that didn’t suit that guy. The team in playing one season lost two games. They only played thirteen games and lost two of them. If Ada High School would put out a good basketball team the death rate of the United States would increase ten per cent for that year. They have only won the Bluffton Tournament four times in succession. Isn’t that disgusting? They don’t seem to appreciate the team. Every time the team would come out on the floor the crowd would yell until you thought they had gone mad; then they would stamp their feet to make things sound worse. The Senior Class is certainly a fine bunch of oil cans. We are all certainly glad our Hi School career is over. Of course it isn’t the faculty we don’t like but because high school work is such strenuous work. Who is this class grumbler ? First guess, Haydn Raabe. Correct. Thirty-eigrhtThirty-nineSENIOR CLASS WILL We, the Seniors of A. H. S., on this first day of April in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and twenty three, feel ourselves sliding to the brink of the precipice where so many lives have been lost, being all unfit for the dangers and hardships about to assail us in the unknown world and are very doubtful of our return to this protected home of our youth. Therefore, knowing ourselves to be sound in body and healthy in mind we wish now to draw up in legal form and document our last will and testament which shall provide for the disposal of all our possessions, both inherent and acquired, of which we ai-e now the sole owners. If any heirs herein mentioned shall fail to comply with any provisions stated in this document, then will aforesaid document be null and void and all our property will be transferred to the Swinola Charity Association for Homeless Curs. Item I. To all future classes in our High School will be given the up stairs apartment of our palacial city residence. This includes five well lighted (?) classrooms, one commodious (?) assembly, one office, and a hall with special privileges of using three rooms in the basement when needed, provided the janitor is not molested. The rooms are elegantly furnished with antique furniture, much of it hand carved, of which we hope the heirs will take excellent care. Item II. To our friendly enemy and cousin, the Junior class, we grudgingly surrender the Senior home room with its adjoining boudoir, hereby giving up all title to same. We are offering the class great opportunities, by so doing, which even their ungrateful natures ought not overlook. The chances for developing a great interior decorator are unlimited if saying is true that “necessity is the mother of invention.” Involved in the upkeep of this room, the most expensive in the house, are the responsibilities to publish an annual, plan and pay for various graduation and commencement activities, and to stage a Senior play, and give a stunt at Interclass. Item III. To our favorite sister, the Sophomore class, we bequeath our most precious securities: (1) 750 shares of preferred Expectancy stock, which is guaranteed to sell above par in the third week of May, 1925. It pays big dividends semi-annually in hopes, as long as it is held. (2) . Our colors of the royal purple and white, a gift most rare. We trust it will be cherished most highly, as it is a great heirloom, having been inherited by us from the third preceding generation. (3) . Our good will toward the class faith in each individual’s career. Item IV. To the baby we have left many marbles, to be found in the various teachers desks, and have provided some very interesting fields of amusement such as taking the screws out of the desks, playing basketball with paper wads in the assem-bly, using the holes cut in the upper right hand corner of our desk tops for baskets. We will assure them of our confidence (as much of it as possible considering the unpromising outlook) that they will grow up some time in the far distant future. We sincerely hope that such unusual faith will be received with all due thanks and appreciation. , . .I ®1® 0ur jewels which have adorned us on many festive occasions and made bright, dull moments will be dispensed as follows: . , . To Hubert Miller we give Glenn Moore’s pompous dignity to have and to hold in future years. To Margaret Hilty, I.oene Webb’s kiddishness, which however much it is desired cannot be taken with us to that other land. ... Klossiie Cotner, Gertrude Law’s studious nature with what extra grades and credits Gertrude leaves, as we think they might be of use to Flossie. To Pink Conner, Clare Davis’s flexibility in leading cheers. To Hugh McGonigle, Clyde Moore’s dramatic ability, which coupled with his own ought to start him on the road to fame and fortune. Item VI. To our beloved faculty we leave varied memories of the Senior Class, with unnumbered themes, compositions, and exam papers which were thought too much ot to be returned. Also we give them the privilege to keep the records of all admirable grades we made, but would sugp-est that they are put away and not shown to anybody on account of the jealousy which would be sure to arise in the hearts of underclass-m,eJV ”e have n,° unpaid bills with which to bless them; but if at any future time anv ot the bread we have cast upon the waters should return fourfold, we give the faculty the honor of disposing of it as they think best. Witnessed by Ella R. Ball. Lois Wilcox ’23Forty-twoPURPLE and GOLD Junior Class OFFICERS RALPH SNYDIOR ... PRESIDENT ERNESTINE LOW MAN - - VICE PRESIDENT DOROTHY WHITWORTH - SECRETARY-TRE AS. COLORS—Red and White CLASS ROLL ELIZABETH BAMBERG RAY BAUM MADGE BBTZ CLOYD BODELL JAMES BREWER HARRY BURMAN AMES CAMPBELL ELIZABETH CLAPPER MILDRED COLE GEORGE CONNER MARTHA CRETORS KENNETH DEARTH DONNEL DOERSAM HOMER ECK.ENRODE RUSSELL ELZAY IRVIN FREED CHARLES HALL MARGARET HILTY LELAND JUDKINS AGNES KELLY RACHEL KELLY ELSIE KLINGLER ELZA KLINGLER JOHN KLINGLER MARTHA KOONS HELEN LARUE ERNESTINE LOWMAN JESSE LONG PAUL McCURDY ROBERT McCOPPIN ESTHER MeGUFFEY IRA McELROY HUGH McGONIGLE KATHRYN MEYER GIRLANDINE MOORE HOWARD NAU. MARGARET NEWTON HELEN PETERSON GALE POLING RUSSELL POLING AUDREY REAMS HELEN RIDGWAY EMMET ROGERS CARL SANDERSON IZORA SCOTT ALICE SHUSTER BEN SMITH RALPH SNYDER FAIRIE STONEHILL DOROTHY WHITWORTH GRACE WOLFLEY MARGARET WOOD WILLIAM WOOD DOROTHY WORL ELEANOR WYCOFF Forty-threePURPLE AND GOLD WHY 18 A JUNIOR? You can see the advantages of being a Junior a mile off with one eye shut, but you need a compound microscope to find the disadvantages. Still they are there, and it is the little things that take the joy out of life, as the saying goes. For instance, when they get through wringing our pocket-book, it looks like a muskmelon run over by two steam rollers. It seems that the rings, pins, Senior banquet, dues, decorations, etc. etc. all help to twist so much tighter the noose that will in the end, strangle us financially. But on the other hand, when we look at our dear Seniors, in the melodious words of the well known poem,—“Our hearts leap up when we behold the rainbow in the sky.” It is our one consolation, our crowning joy, but also our mortal sorrow, for next year we will have to work all summer to pay our Senior bills. When we pass a Senior on the street, we move with down cast eyes and humble demeanor out of age-old custom, the laws of propriety, and the force of habit, but, as they move on with skyward look we think, in the words of the old adage: “Watch ye lest thee connect thy toes with a dornick,” for a high school Senior makes an awful green college Freshman. So, though they bother at times, we pass over their trifles with a smile and a snicker, for we realize that every class pays homage to those above, and all receive an equal share from those below. As we said before, the advantages completely fill the horizon. Room 7, A. H. S. is a center of industry, learning, energy and pep; a place of ability and willing workers; the home of mighty athletes and scholars; the Mecca of love-sick Seniors, indeed the center of all activity. Our mighty athletes are the pride of our hearth; eight football letter men, including three two-letter men; several who at the end of this season, will wear the basketball letter, and two letter men, who wear the official “A.” In brain as well as brawn our class excels. We have an enviable record from former Inter-class contests, debating contests and grades in general. But our biggest achievement is our ability to work with other classes. We try to help them, and they to help us. That is what won the Bluffton cup last year and made our successful football and basketball season this year. Our high school life has shown us that we must turn away from the care-free and irresponsible existence of former days and get down to work. This is a specimen of one of the outbursts from the now almost extinct volcano of bygone times. We’re slipping fast, and our better nature is getting the better of us, but still you will have to admit, we had a right to say all this and more. Jesse Long Forty-fourPURPLE and GOLD Forty-fiveSOPHOMORE CLASSPURPLE AND GOLD Sophomore Class OFFICERS ALDISA FREEMAN JOE BRECHEISEN TROLA McCURDY PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY-TREASURER COLORS—Green and White CLASS ROLL ALICE ALLEN HELEN ASIRE FLORENCE BARNES CHESTER BAUGHMAN GEORGE BINKLEY JOE BRECHEISEN ELI NO RE CAMPBELL MARY CAMPBELL RUTH CHURCH JOHN CLAYTON CRYSTAL CONLEY RAY CONLEY ARTHUR COTNER FLOSSIE COTNER LUCILLE DANNER JUNE DAVIS DOROTHY DETRICK MAJORIE DETRICK VIRGINIA EARL ROELIFF ELDRIDGE MARIE ESTILL HARRIET EWING BRICE FERGUSON WALTER FERRALL ALDISA FREEMAN MILDRED FRIEDLY MARGARET FRY MABEL GALLANT CLARENCE GRAY LEAH HAMMER OPAL HARSHE LUCIE HAYDEN HELEN HOLMAN ROSAMOND LREY ROBERT JAMESON NED JENNINGS BEATRICE LANTZ ROBERT LOWMAN TROLA McCURDY MILDRED McGINNIS HOWARD MAUK HAROLD MERTZ DOROTHY MOORMAN RUTH MUSTARD HELEN MUNK JAMES PUMPHREY PAULINE REESE I . B A TUI C E ROC K W ELL LELAND STATES ROLAND STATES HAROLD SHADLEY MACK TARR GERALDINE THOMPSON JESSE WELTY ROBERT WILSON DOROTHY WOLLAM Forty-seven PURPLE i AND GOLD The Sophomore Class The Sophomore Class began this school year with an enrollment of fifty-four students, some of our members having left us during the previous summer. Two new students entered our class, making fifty-six in all. The Juniors were then obliged to vacate their rooms in order to accommodate our large class. At the first of the year we held a class meeting and elected the following officers: Aldisa Freeman, President; Joe Brecheisen, vice President; and Trola McCurdy, Secretary-Treasurer. Our school activities have been very few. One party was given at the High School “Gym” during the Hallowe’en season which was enjoyed by all present. The members of the Faculty were our guests. Leland States and Joe Brecheisen were selected to represent our class in the Inter-Class debate, and Trola McCurdy to give the short story. Dame Fortune smiled down upon the Sophomore Class when both their contested numbers were won unanimously. Many clever and original yells were given which were received by the audience with much applause. Our colors “Green and White” were used profusely in our artistic window sign. Our balcony sign was declared by many as the best, “Green and White” showing out most beautifully. The Inter-Class Banquet was given on March 14, 1923. Many interesting and clever toasts were given among them, one, given by Florence Barnes, a Sophomore, to the Senior Class, “The Finished Product” Ned Jennings was chosen from our class as a member of the Annual Staff. Joe (Red) Brecheisen holds his place on the varsity and is just as successful as he was last year. The H. S. Girls’ B. B. team is practically made up of Sophomore girls, Marjorie (Marge) Detrick playing center, Elinore (Doc) Campbell and Alice (Socky) Allen playing as forwards and Beatrice (Betty) Lantz holding the position as guard. The Sophomore boys were defeated by the Freshmen on February 16 by a score of 7 to 5, by the Juniors on February 22, by the score of 13 to 6. The Sophomore girls have a rousing B. B. squad with June Davis as Manager and Ruth Mustard as Captain. Margaret Fry ’25 Forty-eight PURPLE AND GOLD Forty-nineFRESHMAN CLASSPURPLE and GOLD The Freshman Class OFFICERS mozelle Mcelroy ELIZA McKEE JACK MUSTARD CHARLES MOORE PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER COLORS—Blue and White CLASS ROLL ROBERT ALLEN CLARENCE ANSPACH GLADYS ANSPACH ROSS ANSPACH WILLIS ANSPACH FRED BAUMGARDNER ADOLPH BOSSE MARVIN BOSSE ELSA BOSSE MOZELLE BURNETT MILDRED CAMPBELL GAIL C ANN AN EUNICE CAREY EDITH CONNER OPAL COOK ORVILLE COOK LORAINE CRAWFORD ERNEST CRIBLEY LESLIE CRIBLEY GENEVA DANNER L1LLO EWING MARY EVANS WALTER FISHER FRED FLORIDA FORREST GILBERT RUTH HELDMAN MARY HUBBELL CECIL HUBER LUCILLE KEITH ANNA KELLY FRANK KELLY CORA KIMBLE ESTHER KIMMEL DONNA KUXGLER LESTER KLINGLER IRENE KOONS OTIS LANTZ SUZANNE LANTZ FLOYD LATIMORE IRVIN LONG RICHARD LONG mozelle Mcelroy cleola Mcelroy GRACE McGUFFEY ELIZA McKEE CECILE MCWILLIAMS Winifred McWilliams PAULINE MAIN ELIZABETH MATHEWS MARGARET MATHEW'S LEVI MARQUART HUBERT MILLER HELEN MOFFETT CHARLES MOORE GEORGIA MOORE RALPH MOORMAN MABEL MOTTER JACK MUSTARD MYRON MEYERS CLAUDINE PHILLIPS LEE RAYL OWEN SCOTT RUSSELL SHADLEY GENEVA SOUSLEY ANNABELLE STOBER ROY TUCKER HAROLD WOOD WAKEFIELD WRIGHT ARTHUR WYCOFF MARY YOUNG DOROTHY ZICKAFOOSE Fifty-onePURPLE ITn flfoemoriam IMOGENE HETRICK Of the Clm of 1920 BOHN .Il’N E 10, 1907 DIED DECEM llRK 21, 1922 CATHERINE HULL Of the Class of 1026 BORN MAY 11, 1008 DIED DECEMBER 21, 1022 Fifty-twos PURPLE AND GOLD Freshman Class History IN looking over the enrollment of the Freshman class we find that only a few of the valiant sons and daughters, who entered the Ada Public School in 1914, still remain in the celebrated class of ’26. Of the present class, Mozelle McElroy, Gladys Anspach, Suzanne Lantz, Cleola McElroy, Edith Conner, Eliza McKee, Mary Young, Otis Lantz, Jack Mustard and Richard Long started together in the Ada Pub- Going up the ladder of the grammar grades we made the acquaintance of Elizabeth Mathews, Hubert Miller, Pauline Main, Forest Gilbert, Lillo Ewing, Floyd Lati-more, Grace McGuffey, Robert Allen, Margaret Mathews, Arthur Wycoff, Mildred Campbell, Wakefield Wright, Fred Florida, and Owen Scott. With the beginning of our Freshman year, a bunch of green looking scholars came to the High School building. As they stood lined along the stairway, all the other classes looked and wondered, but they soon learned that they were Freshmen, the most promising class of Ada High. Although it was not publicly known at first, it was soon found out that there was hidden talent in those green looking “dubs.” This was plainly seen when Interclass came around, for Suzanne Lantz won the reading, and Mary Hubbell contended for the short story. It is our highest ambition and desire to become the best and most honorable class that have ever graduated from Ada High School. Owen Scott (looking at Latin Book)—Gee this is easy, wish I had taken it,— Why listen,—Forte dux in a row (Forty ducks in a row); Passus sum Jam (Pass us some jam); Boni legis Caesaris (the bony legs of Caesar); Caesarsie de cat unde cureggessi lictam (Caesar sicked the cat on the cur I guess he licked him). Eliza Me.—“Why do they call a football field a gridiron?” Eunice Carey—“Because they look like a pancake when they come off of it.” Mr. Rickard—“Miller do you believe that man descended from a monkey?” Hubie—“No sir.” Mr. Rickard—“Did you ever look in a mirror?” Mr. Crawford (first of year)—“Boys, who led the Americans across the Delaware on the ice?” (No reply). Mr. Crawford (sternly)—“Can no one tell me? You boy at the end of the row, who led the Americans across the Delaware on the ice?” Freshman (pale faced)—“It wasn’t me sir, I just moved here last week from Missouri.” Miss Aiken—“It pays to have an ideal and to hold this ideal ever and always hold it dearly.” Owen Scott—“I have one but she won’t let me.” Mr. McElwain (in chapel)—“Yesterday I attended the National Corn Show in Columbus.” “Fat” Wright—“Huh ?” Mr. McElwain—“You can always tell a pig when he hears anything about corn.1 lie School. Richard Long ’23 FRESHMAN FRIVOLITIES Fifty-threeAND GOLD PURPLE "T»r M co ! riCitty Fifty-fourATHLETICSPURPLE and GOLD PROSPECT ancf RETROSPECT 44 X DA HIGH IS KNOWN OF OLD.” Without a doubt we can add “Of Young”; for the foes of old Ada High are still remembering the battles of 1922-23 which they won after a hard struggle or lost by the same route. This year’s results are gratifying, in that seventeen contests out of twenty-two have been victorious and one a tie; also the games they lost were contested up to the last minute; Ada fights and Ada wins; but when Ada loses she wins by profiting by her mistakes. The football season furnished ideal weather for an ideal team. And the team responded by giving to the school a victorious season. Thirty men followed the pigskin over the gridiron during the season, nineteen of them reporting regularly. Of these, seventeen were awarded the “A” and certificate. Hard work and square play together with clean living and good school work characterized the work of the football men; and in all of these Captain Adam was an able leader. The high point of football was reached when we defeated Kenton, 20 to 7, after they had beat us, 6 to 0. From the moment that we defeated Bowling Green in an overtime game after trailing for most of the game, Ada High knew that the basketball team would “come through” in great style. The record of ten straight victories is eclipsed only by the winning of the Bluffton tournament toward which the school and town are always looking. Winning these tournaments was even more significant in that so many of our neighboring cities claimed victory prematurely. The fighting five from Ada High clearly demonstrated just what pail; team play has in winning games. Each game was won or lost not by individual starring, but by united effort. Led by Captain Shelly, the team piled up points in short order, no one player covering himself with glory as far as number of points is considered. Did you ever see a town behind its team like Ada High? Neither did anybody else. The presence of some four hundred rooters at Bluffton was sufficient evidence for that, strengthened by the large turnouts at the home games and at the Central game in Lima. Was there any “pep” among the student body? Yea, verily! You wouldn’t ask such a question if you had been in any “Pep” meeting of the year; for “Davy,” "Dum-bell,” and “Pinkey” could make ’em cheer any and every time. The yells before the Kenton football game and before the tournament were the “what” that spelled defeat for the enemy and victory for A. H. S. For next year, there remain ten letter men in football, five in basketball, and several in track, all men who will keep the Purple and Gold waving high. There are plenty of others who are coming out—in the true sense—to surprise themselves and adherents of Ada High. They have the “stuff,” too. Come one, come all, let’s go, let’s go. Mr. Crawford (looking at some history work on the board)—“I guess this is old enough that I can erase it, isn’t it?” Dumbelt—“Yes, that’s old. It’s the Civil War.” Absent minded Prof.—“Mr. Smith I want you to answer this question. Smith—“Prof. I’m not here today.” A. M. Prof.—“I beg your pardon sir; George you answer the question.” Lady—“I want something for my husband’s neck.” John Law—“Er-Er- would you like some rope or just plain soap?” Fifty-fiveBOTTOM ROW—Rois Wilcox, Mr. Morehead, Miss Spellman, Mr. Rickard, Grace Dickson, Maguerite Poling. SECOND ROW—Clyde Moore, Fordyce Adam, Clare Davis, Mr. Kessler, Ralph Snyder, Clyde Danner. TOP ROW—Deland Judkins, Haydn Raabe, Lewis Shelly. The Athletic Board The Athletic Board is an organization not often heard of around the school, but nevertheless it is the power behind the throne in athletic activities and deserves much credit for the many things which it has accomplished this year. Among the many things, it has exerted every possible effort towards diminishing the debt on the gymnasium and has been able to pay $600 on the $1125 debt that existed at the beginning of the year. Thru its efforts the question mark as to the rightful and legal owner of the gym has been erased in favor of the high school. Just as the Athletic Board is the power behind the throne, so Mr. Rickard is the power behind the Board. In the capacity of Faculty Manager of Athletics, he has unselfishly devoted his efforts toward the interests of the A. H. S. No music was sweeter or more melodious to George’s ears than the ring of nickels and dimes, dimes and quarters, quarters and dollars as they dropped into the Athletic coffers, and the bigger they came the more beautiful the music. In spite of his Pennsylvania Dutch, Mr. Rickard has won the admiration of the entire school by the labor, time, and enthusiasm which he has devoted towards his “Thankless” job. . The President of the Board, Clare Davis, is another hard worker on thankless jobs, and should receive much credit for the capable leadership he has shown this year. “Davy” has proved himself reliable at all times. The Athletic Board can boast that Grace Dickson, its efficient secretary-treasurer. can account for every nickel that has passed thru her hands this year, a record that cannot be boasted by many former treasurers. Fifty-six Ralph Snyder ’24PURPLE and GOLD WEARERS OF THE 44 A” HOYS FORDYCE ADAM FOOTBADE RAY BAUM BASKETBALL FOOTBALL CLOYD BODELL FOOTBALL JOE BRECHEISEN BASKETBALL-----------FOOTBALL AMES CAMPBELL BASKETBALL--TRACK----FOOTBALL CLYDE DANNER— CLARE DAVIS DONNEL DOERSAM LAWRENCE FREEMAN ELZAY KLINGLER JOHN LAW BASKETBALL--------- JESSE LONG CLYDE MOORE MGR—BASKETBALL---------- GLENN MOORE--------------------------- HAROLD MERTZ-------------------------- HAYDN RAABE BASKETBALL--------- CARL SANDERSON------------------------ LEWIS SHELLY BASKETBALL--------- BEN SMITH BASKETBALL TRACK RALPH SNYDER DON WELKER TRACK MGR. .BASKETBALL----------- FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL .FOOTBALL GIRLS ALICE ALLEN BASKETBALL ELINORE CAMPBELL BASKETBALL GRACE DICKSON BASKETBALL MARJORIE DETRICK -------------- BASKETBALL BEATRICE LANTZ BASKETBALL MARGUERITE POLING BASKETBALL LOENE WEBB BASKETBALL Fifty-sevenHACK ROW—Brecheisen, Klingler, Freeman, Campbell, Bodell. SECOND ROW—J. Long, Baum, Shelly, Raabe, G. Moore, C. Moore, Rickard (Faculty Manager). FIRST ROW—Morchead, Coach; D. Long, Law, Adam (Captain), Sanderson. Ans-pach, Snyder, Danner (Manager). IN ABSENTIA—Captain-elect Doersam; Mertz. Varsity Football THE SEASON’S GAMES Ada 0 . Findlay 32 Ada 0 . . 6 Ada 46 . 6 Ada 19 Mt. Cory 13 Ada 20 0 Ada 13 . 6 Ada 20 Kenton 7 Ada 0 . Bluffton 0 118 70 Fifty-eightI J , — PURPLE AND GOLD FOOTBALL REVIEW DA HIGH started the season of 1922 with the nine letter men on the grid. Also we had a new coach, Mr. Morehead, who came to us after three years of coaching at Washington Court House. After two weeks of essential tactics we played a practice game with Carey on their field. The Big Red Eleven then broke the ice of the season by journeying to Findlay, where we were compelled to submit to a defeat by the Golden-tornado, to the tune of 32 to 0. We then began to fortify the weak places, and to get ready for a hard battle with our ancient rival, Kenton, whom we met and held to a score of 6 to 0 on their field. The next week we found ourselves ready to do battle on our home field against the Crestline boiler-makers. They came Friday, October 20, with colors still flying from their victory of the previous year. We took honors and sent them home defeated by a score of 46 to 6. The following Saturday we gave battle to the fast team from Mt. Cory. This team had not been defeated by Ada for six seasons, but in the end of the game we sheathed the sword with a 19 to 13 victory in favor of Ada, “On to Galion.” “Win from Gabon.” The next Saturday we won a great victory there, making a great come-back after a rather poor start. Our boys were now fully prepared to meet the Kenton aggregation on our field. Being in good scrappy condition, they took the field to bring victory to A. H. S. Before the booster rooters from both towns and a mighty force of recruits, the “Red Eleven” of Ada fought with every sinew, emerging victorious to the tune of 20 to 0. “On to Sidney” became the battle cry. We met Sidney’s warriors on their field November 11, and a battle was waged right from the beginning. After a few minutes the score stood 0 to 6. From then on it was anybody’s game, until there remained only nine seconds to play. Then one of our swift backs intercepted a pass and dashed seventy yards to victory, with Raabe putting the finishing touches on with a field goal. Since the Tiffin game was cancelled, the last chance for the fighting eleven came in the Bluffton game at home. The wind blew cold and snapped the pep from the field. After a great defensive game by Bluffton and a mediocre offensive game by Ada, the score stood 0 to 0 on the team which had twice defeated us during the season before. As a whole the season was highly successful, since the team had only two defeats chalked up against it. The team was supported loyally by the student body, the entire season. At the close of the season the girls of ’23, three cheers for them, banqueted the squad and faculty in the K. of P. hall, where eats and fun were swallowed in big mouthfuls by those having been in training so long. These men are to be highly commended for the true sportsmanship they displayed during the entire season, especially because from different umpires came the homage “Never saw a cleaner squad on the grid.” Graduation claims several of these men. However with a strong nucleus we are expecting a winning team next year. There once was a goofey young swain Regarded by girls with disdain, Till at football he played, Kicked a goal while fans prayed, Now he can’t keep ’em off with a cane. Fifty-ninePURPLE 'AND GOLD WHO’S WHO IN FOOTBALL CAPTAIN Adam, living up to his name, was the first on the job all the time, injecting the pep into the fellows who represented Ada High on the gridiron. Adam was a bear and the opposition knew it. He was playing his last and best year. He made two touchdowns. Captain elect “Spivey” was the original greyhound in going down under punts. He turned the tide at Gabon and saved many a game by his speed and tackling. “Warpy” led the fighting eleven at quarter in most of the games, using his head, changeable voice, and also his bow legs. Oh, yes, do not forget the knee brace and other accoutrements. His best game was the home game with Kenton. “Dumbell” was the right end in the right place, especially in the Kenton game when he sat down and waited for that forward pass to nestle in his arms. He likes to run, and run hard. “Big Lew” can be proud of the record of never letting an opponent circle left end while he was on the job. Those long arms were just as much a danger signal as those big feet were a stumbling block. Lew is considered the inventor of the bow-legged sock. Jim usually had his cow taken care of in time to get to practice sometime before dark, if not after. He kept the opposing center on the jump by a very skillful use of those hands. Jim enjoyed the Gabon game most, so “she” said. Glenn says that the whole world loves the center and you know who is the whole world. The “fightingest” of the fighting was Glenn in the last game of the season. Joe was the hardest hitting player on the team; when he tackled, the other fellow went down to stay. As a ball toter he developed a twisting motion and stiff am which meant many an extra yard. Joe took care of halfback when not playing quarter. Two more years. Wow! “Dad” Baum never considered it a game until he had made a long ran and a touchdown or two. As a woman chaser he is not much; but as a pig skin chaser, Bang! He can elude the opposing tacklers and place the ball behind the goal in about ten seconds. Proof? Sidney game. “Hiko” was the originator of the saying, “To die or not to die, that is the question; but why should that mean me?” He loved to smile after he and Adam had hit the other fellow a little love tap. “Juddy” Long was always ready, thanks to a few doughnuts and a little tape, to take his place at half. He hit the line just as hard as he tackled; and that was “some” hard! Watch him as he uses his “noodle” in diagnosing the offense. He is a real pep injector. Elzay postponed his farm labor every evening long enough to give the boys a jolt or two; he smiled thru a football game like an ordinary boy laughs at a minstrel. Even the loss of his Adam’s apple in the Kenton game did not force him out of the game. Football is pie for him. “Snipe” guarded, ended, fullbacked, halfbacked, kicked, passed, and otherwise, if possible, played football on the “Big Red Eleven.” When he was not needed in one position, a place was ready for him some place else. He got off some nice kicks. “Fat” was the passing and kicking fool of the eleven, fulfilling his job in real style. While not carrying the ball, Raabe was making the way or gaining a few yards with a neat pass. Raabe to Baum was a sure ground gainer. He gained the most at Gabon. “Cork” believed in playing hard; for he was free of injuries the whole season until Elzay hurt his ankle. That boy can tackle hard and use his speed to good advantage. Watch him next year. Snyder in spite of a cracked rib kept the bunch in good spirits and the team on edge. He believed in work and plenty of it. “If you beat me out you have to go some.” He tackled; somebody fell; and that somebody stayed “put.” Sandy was the left foot artist, which means that he was strong all over. While not at halfback or fullback he kept ’em from going around end. He also lost a rib or part of one. Stony managed to manage the boys to their satisfaction, which means success, of course. Dick Long and Bill Anspach have three more years in which they can complete their football work so well begun. This year’s substitutes are next year’s regulars and don’t forget it.L PURPLE and GOLD 2 TOP ROW: Mr. Morehead (Coach), Mr Rickard (Faculty Manager), Clyde Moore (Manager). SECOND ROW: Ames Campbell. Ben Smith. Haydn Raabe, Lewis Shelly (Captain). BOTTOM ROW: Ray Baum, Joe Brecheisen. John Law, Richard Long. Varsity Basketball Ada 19 Bowling Green 17 Ada 21 Arlington 8 Ada 46 Marysville 13 Ada 25 Lima Central 24 Ada 37 Mt. Cory 16 Ada 25 Lafayette 17 Ada 20 Van Wert 13 Ada 26 Bowling Green 21 Ada 38 St. Johns 13 Ada 16 Van Wert 7 Ada 17 Lafayette 18 Ada 8 Lima Central 7 Ada 16 Lima South 15 Ada 13 Lorain 15 327 204 Sixty-onePURPLE AND GOLD BASKETBALL REVIEW ADA HIGH started her basketball season with six letter men, three of them Seniors. Many new men appeared on the court to try for places on the varsity. All of these men made good, among them a Junior and a Freshman. The others will be on the squad next year. By having our gym, few handicaps, and a coach of wide experience, the boys were able to swing into condition very rapidly. With only two weeks practice we launched into action against the bulwarks of Bowling Green on our home floor, December 22. That game proved to be a hard fought one; for when the second period was finished the score stood 17 to 17. A five minute overtime period was played during which our boys landed a ringer and saved the game for Ada. Time out for Christmas vacation. The new year came, and with it our motto, “23, skidoo,” to every team met during the season. Arlington came to Ada to play basketball the first Friday of the new year. The science of the Adaites was too much for them, causing them to lose, by a wide margin. On January 12 Tom Sawyer’s team from Marysville, strode across the floor, and they strode right back again. Referee’s decision, 46 to 13. With three victories to our credit, we motored to Central High, Lima, to meet their team which had not scheduled Ada for several seasons. Many fans accompanied the team. The game—“What! Hi! OOo-ee! Now again! Ahead! Let’s go! Central-Ada, Tie-Tie. The last moment came, and the gunmen pronounced in accents loud the inevitable result; Ada ahead, 25 to 24. Some game! On the following night Mt. Cory, with a team of only one year’s experience, lost by a wide margin. With five wins in our belt we saw gold, green, and snappy purple, males and females, half dollars, and fans from Lafayette enter our gym on the eve of January 26. Lafayette, Ada’s strong competitors, dropped in a few less cages that the Blue and Gold, falling behind seven points. “On to Van Wert,” “Beat Van Wert” in our first game abroad. “Bob” Moore and “Mose” were college classmates, and each was eager to win the laurels of that game. Both teams fought hard; but Ada took the lead and kept it, coming to the end of the game with seven points to the good. The next week we braved the snow storm and telephone poles to attack Bowling Green in their den. “Tex” stayed at home while the boys performed in mid-November style, giving the enemy 21 points and keeping the other 26. There were no casualties on either side. The referee escaped to Toledo. In place of Marysville, who cancelled, St. John’s of Delphos elected to play our live. St. John’s came to Ada the day after they had won the tournament at Spencer-ville, with a record including many wins. They too fell before our fleet basketeers. „„ Van Wert played a return game. “Bob” and “Mose” shook hands again, and Mose s” team added their tenth straight. The next night we journeyed to Lafayette and succumbed to their five men and their two by four floor, after the score had been tied. ’Twas our first defeat, a goad to hustle us at Bluffton. With high hopes we planned to take part—a big part—in the Bluffton tourney. Look on the “dope” sheet. Two ranks moved from the West, one from the South. We were a poor third or fourth, so it was wisely “doped.” We entered class A, not because of self conteit, but because of known strength and ability. Ada was the only team to change from B. to A. Sixty-two— PURPLE March 2—Ada arrived in Bluffton in time to draw for our first game. WE DREW A BYE. Then the boys bye-byed for home to practice. March 3—Two P. M. The gym is packed with Ada and Central fans. Lima’s rooters filled the air with “beat Ada.” Ada’s ramparts called back “Can’t do it”!!! Say! we were there, clatter bang! Yells! War gods! “Gods of luck”? The ball circles the basket; it bows to Lima Central, and .... falls for Ada! A truly great overtime game. Score? 8 to 7. The sun had gone to rest, but not so with those Ada boys and rooters. Her last golden rays rested on the golden tornado of Lima South and the royal purple of Ada, lor the finals. Five stalwart men, one side kick, and one inside kick were against five forces of might from Ada. As the final verdict the judge announced: Ada 16, South 15. Hooray! To Columbus went the sectional victors. But alas, we met our second defeat at the hands of Lorain, who, inspired by their great achievement, went on and won the state championship. We closed the greatest season of Ada High by winning from the Alumni, 23 to 10. The business men of Ada subscribed money and purchased sweaters for the “Conquering Heroes.” When you see those white sweaters with purple A, think of the boosters who helped to make the season a success—who are paying their respects to clean athletes for clean athletics. WHO’S WHO IN BASKETBALL Lew Shelly with his hop, step, and jump led the A. H. S. five thru a gi-eat season, made so, only thru the unity of effort led by Big Lew. Wai-py was the captain’s l-unning mate, playing a fighting floor game as well as adding an occasional basket. He won the Bowling Green game with that last field goal. Raabe was senior number to devote his services to the team, shooting fouls capably and getting his share of field goals, too. “The fleet Raabe.” Ben reminds you of a tall tree reaching out its branches to stop what should not go on. On the all star team at Bluffton was our Ben. Snipe delighted you with those follow in shots; weren’t they great? A shot from near the center was sure too. He played equally well at center and guard. Joe likes to remember the game at Lima; for fighting hard counted there. He does not forget the Alumni game, either, when he outscored big brother. Ray seems to be made of wire when playing; for he could stand any game no matter how tough. He was a bouncing l-ubber ball when jumping a tall boy. How about that dollar basket in the second Central game. Dick, the pride of the “biggest part of the Freshman class” has not played enough basketball yet, to hear him tell it. He means that he is ready right now to begin next season. He has a good basketball eye. Clyde Moore, as manager, did his share of the work and a little bit more. Whether as janitor, trainer, banker, or bodyguard he was “Johnny” on the spot. Mr.—“Didn’t some idiot propose to you before our marriage?” Mrs.—“Certainly.” Mr.—“Then you ought to have married him.” Mrs.—“I did.” Miss Aikin: “Robert, close your book.” Robert Lowman: (angered) “I’ve had it closed for a week.” Miss Aikin: “I don’t doubt your word.” Sixty-trreePURPLE AND GOLD BOTTOM ROW: Mary Young, Beatrice Lantz, Marguerite Poling (Captain), Grace Wolfley, Edith Conner. SECOND ROW: Elinore Campbell, Alice Allen, Suzanne Lantz, Loene Webb. TOP ROW: Lois Wilcox (Manager), Marjorie Detrick, Miss Spellman (Coach). Girls’ Basketball THE SEASON’S GAMES Ada 6------------------------Arlington 9 Ada 9------------------------Mt. Cory 6 Ada 34-----------------------Lafayette 11 Ada 19 Van Wert 28 Ada 12-------------------Bowling Green 6 Ada 19-----------------------Van Wert 18 99 78 Sixty-four -.........— PURPLE AND GOLD GIRLS’ BASKETBALL THE season of 1923 in Girls’ Basketball of A. H. S. was most successful. This is only the second year the girls have ever played and their game has much improved over their playing of last year. As there are only two Seniors on the team, the prospects for next year are rosy for an undefeated team. It is also hoped that the team will get started earlier next season and have a fuller schedule because they only had six games this season. The players remained throughout the season, almost the same six that started out. Marguerite Poling, Captain, was a very efficient guard, as the low score of the opposing teams show. “Betty” Lantz, guard, always played a consistent game and made a worthy partner for Marguerite. Marjorie Detrick, center, stood out as by far the best center of any team we played. Loene Webb, center-guard, was quick as a wink to get the signal and tip-off. Elinore Campbell, forward, had a good eye for the basket and played a hard game from start to finish. Alice Allen, forward, can make some pretty shots and is one of the fastest players on the team. Our “Subs,” Suzanne Lantz, Edith Conner, Grace Wolfley and Mary Young, were always faithful and will make excellent material for next year’s team. Miss Spellman was efficient and unselfish in her work of developing for Ada High a successful girls’ basket-ball team. She was loved and held in high esteem by all the players, and we cannot commend her too highly. JUNIOR JABBERINGS Worse and Worser Good English Week has came and went, I ’low I learnt a Lot, But somehow Right smart grammar. Is something I ain’t got. Pink Conner oft reminds us We should pity him, by heck, For his red hair gives us warning, Solid ivory ’bove the neck. Our father slipped upon the ice, Because he could not stand, He saw the glorious stars and stripes We saw our fatherland. Sixty-fiveBOTTOM ROW—Gladys Davenport, Delia Cotner, Evelyn Smith. SECOND ROW—Anna Phillips, Lillian Herr, Gertrude Daw. TOP ROW—Dois Wilcox, Thelma Hull. Senior Girls’ Basketball WE’RE the Champions of 1923. In spite of the fact that we lacked a coach we had a very successful season. Our forwards have astonished the crowds by their agility in evading their guards and the efficiency in making baskets. The competent guards have shown unequaled ability in preventing opposing baskets. But the team could not be victorious without the assistance of the centers. The centers guards have also won honors by their swiftness in passing the ball to our end of the floor. We have been acclaimed victors in our last year of basket-ball. Our girls have attempted to play the opposing teams fair and have received in turn good sportsmanship on their part. SUMMARY OF GAMES Seniors vs. Sophomores 18-6 Seniors vs. Juniors 18-2 Seniors vs. Freshmen 9-3 Anna Phillips ’23 Sixty-sixROTTOM ROW—Gene ISranstetter, Foidyce Adam (Captain), Don Welker, SECOND ROW—Clyde Moore, Willis Winkler, Ted Koons. TOP ROW—Clyde Danner, Ralph Crates. Senior Boys’ Basketball JANUARY saw the first official practice. A schedule thus arranged, “dope” rapidly spread to all conversations on “Who’s gonna win?” Juniors, “champeens of 22,” were again considered easily contenders. The Seniors, “runners-up in 22,” appeared for blood while the Sophomore element was dangerous to health and the Freshmen tribe, unknown. Preliminaries to the varsity game on Friday, January twenty-sixth were the first of the conflict series. The Freshmen Bone-Crushers cashed in a count of seven while the Sophomore Corns (so-called because they were at the foot) checked for five, lacking the sum of one plus one. The Senior Wise-Crackers in forty minutes of leather-tossing, won the second game of the evening, over-coming a 2 to 8 ratio in the last half. Tabulations: 12 to 13. This game later proved the deciding tilt of the tourney. The Friday night next in the future saw the Wise-Crackers with Senior assets 21 and Freshmen liabilities 8. The Corn-Crackers minus several star crackers because of “head” trouble in their studies delapidated the Corns for figures of 13 to 7. The week-end next in almanacial order viewed the Seniors as “champs,” the “Room-Eleven-Warmers” chastised the Sophomore Frollicking Colts for a count of 20 plus 5 and 20 minus 14. The “Class of 63,” dynamited the Freshmen Yearling Calves for a register of 22 to 2. In the brief, inter-class basketball among the boys certainly accomplishes a worthy purpose. The value of the training, physical and mental although perhaps not realized by many, cannot be estimated. May we hope to continue inter-class ball and make it better. Clyde Moore ’23CAGE TOURNEY VICTORY Both Locals Nosed Out By Single Point I ••'SOOj feUfctlbdU t »W. u Ut }n«m|noo.iui- rqouo. t ■vs W vo»" Ari.s. TkAMW -SSS5S. V 9 Jti ADA HIGH TEAM GOES TO BLUFFTON TODAY FOR ANNUAL TOURNEY 1 - »• c«im ,4, ADA WINS DISTRICT CAGE TITLE % Bows To Fast Team Of Ada High Players Last Minute Foul Decides Close Battle CENTRAL HI DROPS FIRST' Kenton High Fears Opposition of Team in the Bluff-ton Tourney. .“ ' ' -‘tU tegV. V CvrA ‘ S3?Aar,i‘B MM Sixty-eight} PURPLE £■ — AND GOLD STUDENT ACTIVITIES Sixty-nine— PURPLE and GOLD BOTTOM ROW—Verona Northrup, Jesse Long', Mozelle McElroy, Joe Brecheisen, Mary Hubbell, Izora Scott. „ , SECOND ROW—Evelyn Smith. Dorothy Whitworth. Suzanne Lantz. Ralph Snyder. Marjorie Detrick. Madge Betz, Elizabeth Bamberg. . TOP ROW—Martha Cretors, Clyde Moore, Thelma Hull, Leland Judkins, Leland States, Trola McCurdy. INTERCLA88 CONTEST ALL WAS ABLAZE with brilliance and good cheer as Old Daddy Time pushed the hands of the 1923 clock toward the eventful hour on the evening of March seventeenth. The barren old platform transformed into a canopied stage with purple and gold streamers, floor lamps and palms, was a suitable background for our brilliant contestants. As the hands of the clock arose, so did the class spirit. The roof of the old building shook with the vigorous cheering of the various classes. The window and balcony decorations showed much originality and by far surpassed the other years. Last year each class contested with every other class in all four numbers. This year it was decided that the program be changed to that of former years, with the exception of the reading and short story. Previously the Freshmen and Sophomores had competed in reading and Freshmen and Seniors in the short story, but it was agreed to reverse the arrangement this year. The Sophomores won the honors this year by winning both numbers. The subject of the spirited debate was “Resolved, That European Immigration to the United States should be restricted for at least, a period of five years.” Affirmative speakers Seventywere Joe Brecheisen and Leland States, Sophomores, Negative, Jesse Long and Leland Judkins, Juniors. Much enthusiasm was exhibited by the debaters, each side presenting strong arguments, interspersed by good natured thrusts at their opponents. The orators of the evening were Clyde Moore, Senior, and Ralph Snyder, Junior. The former chose “Temples of God” as his subject and the latter “Our World Aflame.” “Alls Well That Ends Well” by Mary Hubbell, Freshman, and “In The Valley” by Trola McCurdy, Sophomore, composed the short stories. Both stories showed splendid originality. The readings “The Lily of France” by Verona Northrup, Senior, and “Four Bars in the Key of G,” by Susanne Lantz, Freshman were two of the highly entertaining numbers of the evening. Musical selections were given by each class, Evelyn Smith, Senior, gave a violin solo; four Junior girls, Martha Cretors, Madge Betz, Dorothy Whitworth and Izora Scott composed the quartet; Mozelle McElroy, Freshman, and Marjorie Detrick, Sophomore, each gave a piano solo. Before the decision of the judges, the Senior class, directed by Mr. Rickard, presented a stunt in the form of a mock marriage, in which the Senior class was married to the world. They ended their entertainment by singing “We’re Seniors,” while confetti showered down upon them from above. The school was tense and listening while Mr. Crawford read the following decisions of the judges: Debate, Affirmative won by the Sophomores; Oration, Juniors; Short Story, Sophomores, and the Reading went to the Freshmen. As each dicision was read the class followed by vigorous cheering. On Wednesday evening following the Interclass Contest the High School and Faculty met in the dining room of the First Methodist Church to celebrate. The banquet was considered a celebration for our Athletic achievements as well as our fdterary progress. The room was tactfully decorated and the tables were transformed from mere boards to a grand banquet hail. The ladies of the Church served the feasters a scrumptious dinner and afterwards the banqueters were entertained by toasts. Mr. John Stambaugh of the School Board was Toast Master. Mr. Crawford gave a toast on “Salamagundi,” and Mr. Morehead followed with a toast on “This Year’s Athletics.” Marguerite Poling toasted the Basket Ball girls, and Hugh McGonigle, the Faculty. Mr. Kessler talked on “This Year in A. H. S.” Florence Barnes represented the Sophomore Class with the toast, “Finished Product,” Richard Long the Freshman Class, “Almost But Not Quite,” Margaret Hilty, Junior, “Wearin’ of The Green.” The toasts were all verp snappy and entertaining. Following these the High School Orchestra rendered a selection, and with the singing of “Dear Old Ada High School” the revelers adjourned after a joyous evening. Mildred Cole ’24 Ben—“That girl will make a great painter some day.” E. Me.-—“How can you tell?” Ben—“I can see it in her face.” Mrs. Ball: “What was the color of the wind and waves in the storm?” Hugh Me.: The wind blue, the waves rose.” J. Pumphrey reading: “I have brung.” Miss Aiken: (quickly) “You mean brang, James. Snyder says: “Even if it is cold in the assembly Miss Aiken always makes it hot for us.” Ray—“I thot you took English II last year?” Cork—“I did but Miss Spellman encored me.” Seventy-one£ PURPLE and GOLD i BOTTOM ROW—Madge Betz, Thelma Hull, Arthur Wycoff, Hope Charles, Aldisa Freeman, Evelyn Smith. SECOND ROW—Glenn Moore, Jesse Welty, Austin Church, George Conner, Jesse Long, Roland States. TOP ROW—Irvin Freed, Adolph Bosse, Paul McCurdy, Harvey Gallant. Mr. Routson (Director), ORCHESTRA THE orchestra under the competent leadership of Mr. Routson, is a valuable asset to the High School, and has proved itself capable of rendering their selections in a very commendable manner. There has been marked advancement among the members since its origin in ’21. Those individuals who have devoted more attention to their instruments have progressed more rapidly. This year’s success has been due in part to the concentration of the students. The Orchestra appreciates the interest and patience displayed by the director. It is not with little difficulty that Mr. Routson conducts the more inexperienced players over the troublesome phases of music. This year the Orchestra has participated in the Inter-class Contest Program, Farmer’s Institute, Parent-Teachers’ Association meetings, Lutheran Banquet, and at different High School affairs. Following is the personnel: Violins, Evelyn Smith, Aldisa Freeman, Hope Charles. Violin Obligato; Arthur Wycoff. Cornets; Jesse Welty, Harvey Gallant, Irvin freed, Saxaphones; Roland States, Austin Church, Glenn Moore, Paul McCurdy, Adolph Bosse. Clarinets; George Conner, Jesse Long. Pianist; Thelma Hull. Drum's’ Madge Betz. ’ Thelma Hull ’23 Seventy-two PURPLE THE HI-Y CLUB A HI-Y club was first thought of last fall when Mr. Byrum, state Hi-Y secretary, and Mr. Milne came and had a talk with Mr. Crawford concerning the club. Haydn Raabe, Ralph Snyder, Leland Judkins, and Jesse Long were sent to Akron to attend a state Hi-Y convention. On their return they reported very favorably towards having a club in Ada High. Mr. Byrum paid us another visit and with the help of Mr. Milne plans were made for the club. Ten members formed the original club. The club was given permission to use the Y. M. C. A. room in Lehr building. At the first meeting the following officers were chosen: Ralph Snyder, president; Jesse Long, vice president; Leland Judkins, secretary-treasurer. Mr. Morehead was given charge of the devotional service. At the next meeting a constitution, similar to the constitution of the state organization was adopted, with such amendments as were thought best. Meetings are held Monday evening of each week. At these meetings the business of the club is attended to and afterwards a general good time is enjoyed by all. One of the important events of the club was a poverty party given in the High School “Gym” for all the boys of the High School. It was well attended, and everyone proved himself to be a first-class bum. The entertainment consisted of such games and stunts as are familiar to all boys. Eats consisted of apples and hot “dawg” sandwiches served in a way suitable for the occasion. Membership in the Hi-Y club is limited to the three upper classes, not because Freshmen are not wanted, but because there is hardly enough room for them. Besides they will have three years in which to enjoy Hi-Y. The membership is open to those who can subscribe to the aims and principles, and continue to be boosters and workers. It is not the policy of the club to solicit members. On the contrary, it aims by its work well done, to reach out to those who could benefit and be benefited by the Hi-Y. One of the features of each meeting is a lively discussion of school and community problems such as school spirit, athletics, use of time, being a booster, and citizenship. From time to time we hope to have business men of Ada to meet and discuss with us. We welcome Alumni of Ada High, too, and hope to keep them vitally interested in old Ada High thru the medium of the Hi-Y. The purpose of the club is to promote high standards of moral and Christian character, clean athletics, and good scholarship. By living up to these principles the club is progressing rapidly and will continue to do so in years to come. In Memory of the Last Foot-ball Team Lives of fullbacks oft remind us We should hold ourselves in check; And, departing leave behind us, Footprints on each jaw and neck. Seventy-threeSeventy-four PURPLE AND GOLD VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE DURING the summer of 1922 the State Board of Education granted appropriations of money to be used in the teaching of Agriculture in the Ada High school. These funds were made possible at the passing of the Smith-Hughes bill early in 1917. Out of these funds a new department has been born, christened Vocational Agriculture, ready for its first service at the beginning of school September 5. The new department has been gratefully received by the farm boys, loyally entertained by the faculty, and materially supported by the school board. The business men have endorsed the work and the farmers have warmed up to a high appreciation. May this Freshman department grow as fast as our Senior departments and may its work be acceptable for promotion. Really there is a feeling that this department will grow much during the coming year. Like an individual this department cannot grow unless it functions properly, which means that all of its activities shall be balanced and meshing cogs not only with each working part of itself but in accordance with other related machinery. At the present time there are no rattling noises nor knocks that will not be adjusted without injury to the life of the department. Unlike some departments class room instruction is not nearly all, of teaching agriculture, and still the seventy percent of time allotted therein is as important. Rate memory used in learning data, classifications of plants, and animal records train the mind as much as facts in history, translations in language, and problems in mathematics. Such visual aids as: pictures, preserved plant and animal materials, objects on field trips, lantern slides, blackboard summaries, blackboard diagrams, ready prepared charts, plans, and special apparatus, have all brought the farm closer to the class room and intensified the boy’s attention back to his farm. The power of reason is excited in the class when the boy must apply biology, chemistry, geometry, or physics to actualities of farming. Ethics and philosophy are a part of farm business and accounting crawls from paper to things. Sawing boards, driving nails, or planing lumber in the shop develops kinaesthetic sense to a skill. Vocational Agriculture finds the young man on the farm who is not in school, and offers him Short Unit Courses during the less busy months of winter. The Poul- try Management and Farm Tractor Courses this winter are samples of what might follow in other lines. Vocational Agriculture accepts farming as its constituency and elbows up as close to that community life as possible. The instructor gladly accepts the invitation of rural organizations for co-operation. The State Department points to the farm bureau, granges, fair boards, cooperative organizations, local papers, business men’s organizations, and the county school system as field for labor. A closer touch comes with the parent-son banquet, fair exhibits, fanner’s institutes, project and club tours, window displays, club work, class projects, and agricultural societies. Our agricultural society meets once a month, one of the youngest but still one of the largest in Ohio. Class projects are extras. We have two running, an orchard for the Field Crops class and five hundred chicks for each of three Animal Husbandry boys. Then during the coming summer each of fourteen boys will attend a field as a project to their Field Crops. Thus when you do not always see the agricultural instructor, remember that he may be arranging references, planning a field trip, collecting visual aids, preserving materials, supervising projects, surveying dependent territory, giving short course work, functioning in some community organization, or even conferring with some farmer upon a vital farm problem. Seventy-five! PURPLE BOTTOM ROW—Ned Jennings, Esther McGuffey, Dorothy Moorman, Grace Dickson. SECOND ROW—Ralph Snyder, Miss Aikin (Coach), Walter Ferrall. TOP ROW—Leland Judkins, Jesse Long. HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE ADA HIGH SCHOOL this year has experienced the thrill of the real spirit of debate. The debate team did themselves proud and reflect great honor upon the school. AFFIRMATIVE DEBATE TEAM Ada 3, Crestline 0 The Affirmative is composed of Jesse Long ’24, Ralph Snyder ’24, Dorothy Moor, man ’25, speakers, and Ned Jennings ’25, alternate. Jesse Long, first speaker for the affirmative has quickly grasped the technic of debating and speaks effectively. Ralph Snyder, the second speaker is a quick thinker and a convincing orator. Dorothy Moorman, the third speaker is earnest and persuasive, and quickly wins the favor of the judges. Much credit is due Ned Jennings, alternate, who is a prodigious collector of facts. THE NEGATIVE DEBATE TEAM Upper Sandusky 3, Ada 0 After hearing our Affirmative team we were convinced that the Federal Government should own and operate the railroads, and nothing but the argument of our Negative team could shake our faith in this conclusion. The Negative team is composed of Grace Dickson ’23, Leland Judkins ’24, and Esther McGuffey ’24, speakers, and Walter Ferrall ’25, alternate. Grace Dickson, first speaker, with composed manner and forceful bearing, proved herself in every sense a debater. Leland Judkins, second speaker, is especially indispensable to the team on account of his keen grasp of the question and his logical presentation. Esther McGuffey, third speaker, is noted for her clear-cut analysis. She is ideally fitted for the presentation of the plan, and she leaves little hope for the opponents. Walter Ferrall, alternate, is an untiring worker, and an efficient debater. PURPLE and GOLD The Senior Class Play Urrr HE COUNTRY COUSIN,” presented by the Senior Class under the direction of S Miss Aikin, was a success in every way. Not only were the stage settings of a most elaborate nature, but the gowns and costumes of the players lent an air of reality to the setting. The actors and actresses with such beautiful and fitting properties were easily able to interpret the various characters so that the audience actually lived the story. In Act I. life in the small town of Centerville, Ohio, was portrayed. Anna Phillips as Eleanor Howitt, the ingenue, showed exceptional histrionic ability, portraying a girl of nineteen who longed to spend her fortune out in the world. Clyde Moore perfectly acted the part of the small town lover, Sam Wilson. The leading part, that of the Country Cousin, was artistically presented by Lelia Cotner. She is described as being the best looking intelligent girl in the United States, having just the broad shoulder needed for all the troubles of Eleanor’s mother, who is a very weak, faded woman. Grace Dickson did good work in this part. Nancy came east to save her cousin from marrying a member of the idle rich, George Tewksberry Reynolds, The Third. Glenn Moore interpreted his lines wonderfully well, showing much natural talent for this difficult part. The guests at the house party were: Archie Gore—Harry Battles; Maud Howitt—Marguerite Poling; Athalie Wainwright—Lillian Herr; Mrs. Kinney—Loene Webb; Cyril Kinney—Ralph Crates. Stanley Howitt, Eleanor’s worldly father, divorced and married again, was ably interpreted by Willis Winkler. With remarkable skill they handled difficult parts, portraying shallow would-be people of distinction, who lived for ragtime and highballs. Pruitt, the butler, Eugene Branstetter, and Blake the jewelers messenger, Clyde Danner, must be given credit for hard work and faithful practice. Much credit must be given our competent stage manager, Clare Davis, for his hard work, seldom appreciated. He made possible the play. Our efficient business manager, Clyde Danner, was the reason for the financial success. The property man, George Richards, light man, Austin Church, art manager, Don Welker, and costume mistress, Marguerite Poling, were essential factors in the success of the undertaking. Seventy-sevenSCHOOL CALENDAR 1922-23 Sept. 4—School starts. Sept. 5—More pupils arrive. Sept. 6—Schedule all mixed up. Sept. 8—End of first week . Sept. 11-—Schedule changes again. Sept. 18—Vocational teacher arrives. Sept. 20—Getting settled. Sept. 26—One can get used to anything. Sept. 30—First football game of the season at Findlay. Oct. 2—Hem’s spirits soar. Defeat can be forgotten. Oct. 3—Miss Aiken and Mr. Rickard, Miss Spellman, and Mr. Morehead go to “The Bonded Woman.” Oct. Oct. Oct. 4—Chapel—Mr. Crawford tells us kindly that he doesn’t approve of whispering in Chapel. Oct. 5—Miss Aikin decides to talk in a low voice. (She doesn’t like to). 6— Kenton defeats us 6-0—that’s all. 9— Tag day receipts $122.13. Tag day was Saturday. Oct. 11—Miss Aiken calls together some students to organize a dramatic club. Oct. 12—First snow. (Barely perceptable). Oct. 15—We win our first football game. Crestline, 6; Ada, 46. Oct. 17—High School pictures taken. Oct. 18—Lecture on Philippines by Mr. Santos. Oct. 19—Pictures shown-also ordered. Oct. 20—Foot-ball game. Mt. Cory, 13, Ada, 19. Raabe made two field goals in one quarter. Oct. 25—Chapel. Mr. Rickard admits he’s a child. We knew it. Oct. 26—Miss Aiken orders G. A. R. out of the Assembly. Oct. 27—Miss Aiken’s Literary Society. Hard on teachers. Oct. 28—Galion game. 20-0 in our favor. Oct. 30—Junior Class Hallowe’en party. An organ was the only keyed instrument available. Oct. 31—Senior Class party at Hem’s. The best class party we were ever at. Mrs. Battles is a wonderful hostess. Nov. 1—Juniors present new High School Song. 3—Faculty goes to Bucyrus. Pep Meeting and Mixer at gym. 7— We glory over Kenton’s defeat, 20 to 7. 7— Seniors begin having pictures taken. 8— Athletic Board Meeting. 10— Our football team defeats Sidney, 13 to 6. Nov. 13—Seniors get proofs for Annual Pictures. Hard on eyes? I’ll say. Nov. 14—Boys meet in Assembly. Girls curious. Nov. 15—Football men have pictures taken. Nov. 17(—Miss Spellman’s literary society shows off. Nov. 21—Found—A note. From Haydn to Esther—“Queen of my Heart ’’ 23—Sophomore girls decide to wear hair ribbons. “Some Class.” Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Such “hot-dawgs.” Nov. 27—Snow almost an inch deep. Nov. 29—Senior girls serve dinner at school. Dec. 4—Blue Monday after vacation. Dec. 5—Juniors add artistic ( ?) decorations to the room. lights, or just not used to them ? Dec. 6—Football letters awarded. Dec. 7—Lecture to girls by Mrs. Burt. Dec. 8—Mrs. Burt lectured to the boys. Dec. 12—“While Satan Sleeps.” Dec. 13—Chapel address by Rev. Mink. Dec. 20—Scandal. Gertrude and C. Moore talk secrets Rec- A deeP tragedy befalls us. Catherine and Imogene are killed Dec. 22—Literary program, but no one feels like listening. Jan. 1—Everyone back from vacation. Stuffed with bushels of candy Were they ashamed of the Seventy-eiehtJan. 5—Basket ball games with Arlington. Too bad, girls. Jan. 9—Haydn,- “Miss Aiken, did you ever drink a glass of beer and then eat some limberger cheese?” Jan. 15—Prof. Crawford— “Take pains with your notes, it would give one a pain to read them.” Jan. 17—Chapel. Morehead presents the football men with their gold footballs. Jan. 18—Flossie is the Honorable Miss Ada. Jan. 19—Almost everybody goes to Lima, a wonderful game 25-24. Did we? I mean we did! Jan. 20—Double header. Girls win their first game from (Mt. Cory) 13-4. Boys ditto 37-16. Jan. 22—Celebration. Jan. 23—Elinore Campbell is added to the fold of bobbed haired flappers. Jan. 24i—Good manners play and Senior girls quartet. Rare stuff. Jan. 26—Another pep meeting. Results-victory. Who from? Lafayette. Score? Girls 34-11; Boys 25-17. Jan. 29—Flossie goes to Lima. Jan. 30—“Over The Hill.” What hill? Jan. 31—Chapel violin solo by Hope Charles, address by Rev. Shank. Half holiday for Dr. Lehr’s funeral. Feb. 2—Van Wert. The girls indulged too freely in a pink tea party, (according to the boys) so lost. But boys won 20-13. Feb. 5—Ray Baum is razzed at school. 1 wonder why? Feb. 6—“Manslaughter.” Feb. 7—Rev. Bayliss speaks in chapel. Margaret Fry gives a vocal solo. Feb. 9—Double victories at Bowling Green. Rare time coming home, just ask Edie. Feb. 12—It’s Lincoln’s Birthday. It says so on the board. Feb. 14—Valentine Day, the Freshmen miss their box, they will grow up by and by. Feb. 16—Big night at gym. Freshmen, Seniors and A. H. Varsity Boys team win. Feb. 20—First Senior play practice. Feb. 21—Chapel. Duet, Glen and Ralph. Reading, Dorothy Moorman. Interclass banquet committee appointed. Feb. 22—Program in afternoon. Feb. 23—We win again. Girls 19-18. Boys 16-8. Feb. 24—Gloom. Its the other way around tonight 17-18 with Lafayette at the rear end of the score as stated. Mar. 2—Boys go to Bluffton. They do not play today. Mar. 3—Champions!! Beat Central in the afternoon 7-8, and South at night in the finals 15-16. Nerve racking game for others besides the players. Mar. 7—Interclass. Also Senior stunt. Mar. 8—Boys leave for Columbus after big pep meeting. Mar. 9—Hopes rise and fall and finally fade away when score comes back 13-15 in favor of Lorain. Mar. 10—Lorain wins tournament. We’re mighty proud of our team! Mar. 14—Chapel. Pencils awarded for Ladies Home Journal contest. “The Shooting of Dan McGrue.” A real knock out. Interclass banquet. Mar. 21—First day of Spring. Big pep meeting for debates. Too bad Harding couldn’t come. Mar. 23—We win debate here but lose at Upper Sandusky. We had perfect teams both places. Mar. 27—“Who are My Parents?” We couldn’t tell you. Mar. 28—Chapel. Annual Boosters day a big success. Mar. 29—Pay your dollar now. Mar. 30 Senior play is advertised. Pray, who are the “georgeous girls and stunning men?” Apr. 1—Annual goes to press. Also Easter. Apr. 2—Why is Africa a dark continent? Why not ask Ralph Snyder in M. M History class. Apr. 15—Senior Class Play—“The Country Cousin.” May 13—Baccalaureate sermon. May 17—Commencement night. May 19—Farewell! Seventy-nine PURPLE THE WILLING WORKERS THIS ORGANIZATION was founded on New Year’s Eve, 1922. The purpose of the organization is to promote and finance athletics in all ways, uplift society, and help the school in general. The charter members are: Harold John Mertz; Robert William Lowman; Hugh Moore McGonigle; Robert Nathan Jameson; Frederick Wesley Florida; Roland Elmer THE CONSTITUTION—ACT 1. Scene 1. Scene 2. Scene 3. Scene 4. Scene 5. Members must be mentally awake, physically asleep. Members must be good Jews, when necessary. Members must be over 3 years of age and no older than 96 years of age. Members must loaf at the Purity Sweets. Members must know the “Shooting of Dan McGrew.” High Muckety Muck Rig Gun--------------- Chieftan Sanitary Commissioner. Janitor Mascot OFFICERS Mr. Hugh McGonigle -----------------------------Mr. Hico Mertz --------------------------Mr. “Bozo” States Mr. “Thumbsucker” Lowman -----------------------Mr. “Asero” Jameson -----------------------Mr. “Nanny” Florida This organization has endeavored to help the Athletic Association in liquidating the debt on the gymnasium. It has tried to furnish entertainment for the High School, at chapel and at basket-ball games. Under the leadership of Mr. Hugh McGonigle the club prospered both in reputation and in experience; and in future years it will be as much help to'the school as it has been in the past year. Hugh McGonigle ’24 In the Spring, Tra La. They were on the front porch at Campbell’s. So was the porch swing. The fragrant honeysuckle hid them from curious view. “Why! Ray, how dare you? Now you can just go right home, and don’t you ever, ever speak to me again.” Ray goes—as far as the steps. “Let me come back, please. I’ll be good, honest I will.” “If you’re going to be good there isn’t any reason for coming back.” “Oh, you little angel.” “Ray not so tight, I can’t breathe.” “Raven” stood on the moonlit deck, His head was in a whirl; His eyes and mouth were full of hair, And his arms were full of girl. G. Moore: Baum sure is a fine basket-ball player. He will be our best man next year. M. Cretors: Oh, Glenn, this is so sudden. EightyA- PURPLE AND GOLD • IIHIIMIIII I ■ ■ • ■ ■ 111111 • 11 ■ 111111 • I ■ 11 ■ 11 I ■ • I ■ • I ■ ■ I 11 • I ■ 11 ■ I ■ I ■ ■ I • I ■ 111 ■ • ■ • ■ ■ I M I ■ • • ■ I ■ ■ I OKE8 AND ADVERTISEMENTS .............. limn..... Raabe (while playing cards)—Queen of my heart, I love you. Esther McGuffey—Oh, you old Kidder. Miss Aiken—Where do we find the most Jews ? Stonedog—Pawnshops or Second-Hand Stores. Davis—I asked Adam what he liked best about football. The Gang—What did he say? Davis—The Eve after the game. Raabe—I am going to take a pair of scissors to school tomorrow. Warpie—Why Raabe—So I can cut classes. Dumbell—I nominate Jim Freeman for cartoonist. Freemie—Hey, take my name off of there. Pres. Raabe—Give us your reasons for doing so. Freemie—I can’t draw a good breath let alone a cartoon. Lois W —Yes! He was the goal of my ambitions. But then— Thelma Hull—But then what dear? Lois—Father kicked the goal. Mayor Sousley—You have been found guilty of exceeding the speed limit. Which do you want, ten days or ten dollars ? Warpie Law—I’ll take the money please. Eighty-oneThe First National Bank ADA, OHIO CAPITAL $50,000.00 SURPLUS $40,000.00 The Bank that serves [■Jl IIII Ml Itll llll I Mil Ml Mil till I Ml III Ml IIIIIIIIMIIMIIIIIIIIII......... i.mill Mr. Rickard—“What is a hopper?” Raabe—“A large basket in which the man who introduces a bill is thrown.” She—“I don’t care for men. In fact I’ve said “No” to several of them.” He—“What were they selling?” Mr. Kessler—“James, why are you late?” Brewer—“Spect the bell rung before I got here.” Adam—“What people of Europe settle in America?” Dumbell—“English, Irish, Scots, and Whales.” Mr. Morehead—“Why was Ada settled in a swamp?” “Lew” Shelly—“Good fishin’ I guess.” NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING GAINED TRY OUR HOME MADE ICE CREAM AND ICES PURITY SWEETS Eighty-twoNext time buy FISK TIRES For your car. Make our store your headquarters for Gasoline, Oil and Accessories. J. 8. MAIN, Prop. PHONE 63 (■'liiHiMiiMiiiniiniiiiimiitiiiiMiiiniiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinmimiiMniimiiiHinmmniiimninnHiiuiHiiiiiiinmimimiHUHnunminniiiMinfin CAN YOU IMAGINE— 1. Ben Smith in short pants? 2. Hubert Miller in long pants? 3. Harry Battles weighing just 75 lbs. ? 4. Raabe with his face shut? 5. Pink Conner with raven locks? 6. Adam without Eve? 7. How Lima Central and South felt after the games ? 8. Cecil Huber playing basketball ? 9. Mr. Rickard as cheer leader? or choir? 10. One whole day of vacation ? 11. Esther McGuffey with ink down her back? 12. The school house burning down ? “DQLING’S ALWAYS” FOR UP-TO-DATE FOUNTAIN SERVICE and QUALITY CONFECTIONERY iki...................................... a Eighty-threeEighty-four QmMMHMMMMMM....MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMIMMMMMMMMMMMMMI...MUM....hi.....Mil'll I.MMMIMM.MMMMMMMMMIMM.......................................................... MMlf] I . W. TI KXEH, President M. A. TlllNEIi, See’y-Trens. •IAS. W. HALFHILL, Director Operating under patents of pw.turner F. L. KINS MAX, 1st V. I Gen'l lKr. C. B. MOORE, Director. i’HOS J. SMULL, Consulting Engineer. INSULATING MATERIAL FOR Confining Heat or Cold. ESTABLISHED 1897 NEW ORLEANS BALTIMORE CHARLESTON ADA, OHIO Any character of Roof Recovered, without removal of original roof, and waterproof. No nails used. 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Snipe C.—“Down at Detrick’s.” Joe B.—“How much did it cost?” Snipe C.—“I don’t know, there wasn’t anybody there.” | SEE YATES FOR— | j Books Drugs ] Toilet Articles Kodak Films Photo Albums Fountain Pens Perfect Point Pencils } Magazines I YATES DRUG STORE I I Phone 68 221 N. Main St. | ............................ -H Allen’s Barber Shop i We cater to those who are j Particular SCHOOL SUPPLIES Fountain Pens Eversharp Pencils DANA E. WELSH DRUGS BOOKS ADA, OHIO Eighty-five Copyright 1923 Hart Schaffner Marx Good clothes—a great cure for spring fever Spring is likely to be a time of restlessness. All nature is putting on new clothes Fresh color, new life—you’re bound to feel out of step unless you get into new clothes, too We have them, lots of them, good ones—just in from Hart Schaffner Marx We’ll be glad to see you any day Detrick Michael Ninety-six------ PURPLE — — AND GOLD Bun ano 4 o£ ib‘n t j sjfcf ch'ifm —BrnmsfJn nc V y«u v j Eighty-sevenThe Bank of Service Resources $650,000 ! 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Lowman (with puzzled air)—“What would you do if you were in my shoes?” Stonedog—“Pd get ’em shined.” Crates (who is joke editor)—“I’d like to get off something sharp.” Davis (unsympathetically)—“Try settin’ on a tack.” E'" IIIMIIMIIIIIIIMIIMMIMIIIIIilMMMIItIMMItlllllMIIIIIIIIMIMIMIIIIMIII nil ill Ml ••••ill M mill tfa] SEE SPELLMAN at The Shoe Hospital for Fine Shoe Repairing j Can you feel Optimistic in a soggy suit of clothes? Very few men can. { Let us press your old one or j make you a new one. J. O. TYSON Tailoring | ONE DOOR NORTH OF P. O. {■Jlliniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii nniiiiininiiiiiniiiiiiiiniiiiiiuiniiimml l Kighty-nlneTonsorial Treatment Pleasant, efficient and Quick Service at BURNETT’S Where we swap yarns S. S. CLAYTON Furnishing Goods and Suits Made to Order. YOUR SUCCESS { mostly depends on your eyes See us to see better. At the Big Clock | C. E. 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