We of the Purple and Gold Staff appreciate the co-operation of the Senior class who have greatly helped us in publishing this book. We also appreciate the help given us by the other classes of Ada High School and the faculty who have at all times complied with our wishes and have done much toward publishing this book.
—The Staff.This is the Foreword How lovely.
Our hope is that this volume may be able to bring back fond memories to those who have spent happy days in A. H. S. in the past, and in later years we shall be able to turn back to those pages and dream of our High School days.
We issue this book in hope that it will meet your approval. If the results of our labor in any way may serve to rekindle your love for A. H. S., we feel that our efforts have not been in vain.
—Senior Class.John: Betty:
This is the order of contents. How lovely.
ORDER OF CONTENTS
Book 1—FACULTY, 9-14
Senior, 15-32 Junior, 33-38 Sophomore, 39-44 Freshman, 45-50
Book 3—ORGANIZATIONS Athletic Board, 52 Interclass, 53 Dehate, 54
Senior Class Play, 55 Orchestra, 56 Pep Club, 57 Chorus, 58
Book 4—ATHLETICS Football. 60-63 Trophies, 64-65 Boy’s First Team B. B., 66-68 ('.iris B. B., 69-71 Boy’s Second Team B. B . 72-73 (Mass Teams, 74 Track, 75 Yells, 76 Cheerleaders, 77 Purple and Gold Paper, 78
Book 5—SNAP SHOTS, 80-84 Calendar, 81-83
Jokes and Advertisements, 87-100 Finis, 104Willi Sincere Respect and Honest Admiration We Dedicate to
Supt. C. C. Crawford All That May Be of Worth In This VolumeBOARD OF EDUCATION
The broad outlook and clear vision of the Hoard of Education have provided Ada with a school system second to none. The past few years have seen the equipment of the school materially strengthened and the scholastic standards steadily advanced. For the last three vears the High School has been on the accredited list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In view of the fact that the North Central Association
maintains the highest requirements of any standardizing agency in the United States, A. II. S.
can justly boast of her distinction.
Not only has the Board of Education fostered a policy of scholastic attainment but a vigorous, business-like financial program has been executed. Although the operating expenses have greatly increased in the past few years, the bonded indebtedness has been steadily reduced. If all goes according to schedule the close of the ensuing school year will find the district free from debt.
I he Board of Education now can look forward in the not far distant future and see a modern, up to-date school plant that will be the pride and delight of Ada and the surrounding community While the Senior class is passing through the portals of Ada High without
realizing the advantages that a new school building can provide, we express our desire for
the success of the project for the sake of the classes yet to graduate.
May the good work of the Board of Education continue and the highest hopes and possibilities of the Ada Schools be realized and appreciated.Principal Russell E. Kessler
A. B. Ohio Wesleyan University 1919 Miami University 1917 Ohio Northern University 1923 Prin. Ansonia II. S. 1920 Instructor Greenville H. S. 1921, 1922 Faculty Advisor “Purple and Gold” 1923, 1924, 1925 Science and HistoryMABLE CRAWFORD
Mt. Gilead, Ohio Ph. B. Dennison University 1917 Instructor Lisbon II. S. 1921, 1922, 1923 Latin
CHARLOTTE L. BOSSERT
Washingtonville, Ohio A. B. Mt. Union College 1923 History ami English
EDITH M. SNYDER
A. B. Ohio Northern University 1924 English and Geometry
OR IN R. FINDLEY Millershurg, Ohio A. B. Muskingum College 1922 Prin. Lakeville H. S. 1923, 1924 Science
SIDNEY R. BOYD
Quaker City, Ohio
A. B. Muskingum College 1921 Instructor Barnesville II. S. 1922, 1923, 1924
French, History and Athletic Coach EDGAR M. McELWAIN Ada, Ohio
B. S. of S. C. in Agr. Ohio State Univ. Ohio Northern 1917
Prin. Perrysburg H. S. 1918 Supt. of Lake Twp. Schools 1919 Instructor Vaughnsville II. S. 1921, 1922 Vocational AgricultureTOAST TO THE FACULTY
Seated one day in my study
I was weary and ill at ease And my fingers wandered idly Over the typewriter keys.
I was worn with work on the annual And had one more thing to write And this was a poem to the faculty If I had to sit up all night.
I knew not what 1 should write them For tny mind was far away,
And my thoughts were running wildly From the work that before me lay.
I saw the commencement before me
And 1 came to myself with a start; Then 1 remembered this is the ending When we from the faculty part.
So there passed through my mind the duties Performed by the faculty well
Which if I wrote ‘till morning
Not half of them all could 1 tell.
How often, oh, how often
We accepted their work without thank .
And instead of appreciation
We returned them only fool pranks.
Then before we leave for vacation Let’s a measure of gratitude say
To the Superintendent and teachers
Who have helped thus far on our way.
Who have striven and wrought for our welfare Filled the “Lamp of Knowledge’’ full
So all together we toast you
Best faculty of the best school.
CLARA M. BIRKY Bloomington, III.
A. B. Bluffton College 1924 English Lit.
VELMA J. BYARI)
Pub. Sc. Mus. Valparaiso University 1923 American Conservatory of Music, Chicago 1923
Darke County Normal
Music VERA I. BARNES
A. B. Ohio Northern University 1924 Mathematics
and Domestic ScienceStanding'. Florence Barnes, Robert Jameson, Louis Berger, Mr. Kessler, Mark Warren, Charles Moore, Dorothy Detrick.
Seated: June Davis, Mildred Friedly, Lei and States, Walter Ferrall, Ruth Mustard, Trola McCurdy.
PURPLE AND GOLD STAFF
Editor-In-Chief......................................................Leland States ’25
Business Manager....................................................Walter Ferrall ’25
Assistant Editor........................................................June Davis ’25
Athletic Editor.....................................................Robert Jameson ’25
Humor Editor..........................................................Ruth Mustard ’25
Snapshot Editor....................................................Dorothy Detrick ’25
Calendar Editor....................................................Florence Barnes ’25
Organization Editor................................................ Trola McCurdy ’25
Art Editor...............................................................Mildred Friedly ’25
Junior Editor..................................................... Charles Moore ’26
Sophomore Editor Mark Warren '21
Freshman Editor.......................................................Louis Berger ’2$
Faculty Advisor....................................................... Mr. R. E. KesslerCLASSESSENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
President, Robert Wilson
Sec'y Treas., Clarence Gray
Pice Pres., June Davis
CLASS MOTTO Sail on, Sail on, and on.
CLASS COLOR Purple and White
CLASS FLOWER Rose
SENIOR CLASS POEM
The day was gloomy and dark And a storm was on the sea Twas then that I did recall Memories hack to me.
Twas near a desolate shore
That a Captain and her crew Tossed on the waves aft and fore
And the end was near they knew.
The life boat was run out on the shore And pushed into the sea And nine men at the oars did beseech
To save the Captain, crew and me.
Four long days the storm lasted ’Till it came to an end When the spirits of the air
Calmness to the sea did send.
The day was gloomy and dark
As I strolled along the shore And realized the ship called the Seniors Bounced on the waves no more.
HELEN ASIRE “Finn"
Allen County Public Schools ’21; Glee Club 21 22; Class Basket Ball 22- 23; Junior (lass Play 24.
“Impulsive, earnest, prompt to act.
And make her generous, that’s a fact.”
JOE BRECHEISEN “Breck"
Ada Grammar School 21; Football 21- 22- 23- 24; Inter-class Debate 22- 23; Class President ’22; Class vice-president ’23; Senior Class Play 25; Basket Ball 22- 23- 24- 25; I rack
“An all around athlete of renoun,
‘Red’s’ the best that can be found.”
ALICE ALLEN “Socky"
Ada Grammar Schools '21 ; Varsity Basket Ball 22- 23- 24; Glee ( lub 22, Pep Club 25, Senior Class Play ’25.
“Then she will talk—ye gods! how she will talk.”
CHESTER BAUGHMAN Ada Grammar School ’21 ; Class B. B. ’24-’25.
“I know it is a sin for me to sit and grin,
I really never dare Be as funny as I ‘kin’.”
FLORENCE BARNES “Tib"
Box well Graduate ’21; Glee Club 22; Chorus ’24-’25; Patricia 24; Debate ’25; Annual Staff; Class B. B. ’22.
“Sweet and winsome is our “Flo”:
Knowledge and laughter with her go.”
GEORGE BINKLEY Owlsburg Grammar School ’21; Senior Class Play ’25.
“Every man has his hobby.
His is—Farm and Shop.”
Ada Grammar School ’21 ; Glee Club ’22; Pep Club 23-'24- 25; Class B. B. ’23. “Be thou fair, mankind adores thee,
Smile and the world is weak before thee.”
JOHN CLAYTON "Jack”
Ada Grammar School ’21 ; Class Basket Ball ’24-’25.
“Talk of Physics and Chemistry sharks.
‘Jack’ in this line will make his mark.”
ELINORE CAMPBELL "Ray”
Box well Graduate 21; Varsity Basket Ball ’22-'23- 24-’25; II. S. news reporter; Senior Class Play ’25.
“Virtue is her only reward.” ........
MARY CAMPBELL "Sid”
Ada Grammar School 21 ; Class Basket Ball '22-’23; Junior Class Play; Athletic Board ’25; Senior Class Play ’25.
“There's nothing ill that can dwell in such a temple.”
ARTHUR COI NER “Art”
Ada Grammar School ’21; Class Debate '22; Class Basket Ball ’24; Senior Class Play ’25. “Quite an inspiration to Civics Class,
For what he does not know.
Somebody else does.”
RUTH CHURCH Ada Grammar School ’21; Class Basket Ball ’22.
“This jeweler’s daughter is a Pearl,
And, by the way, she goes with Earl.”LUCILLE DANNER
Ada Grammar School ’21.
“A faithful worker, a good student, and a good friend.”
DOROTHY DETRICK "Dot"
Ada Grammar School ’21; Class Cheerleader 24; Ada Hi Cheerleader ’24; Junior Class Play 24; Pep Club 25; Class Will 25; Annual Staff 22 and 25; Senior Class Play ’25. “Dorothy is so little, so cute and so smart,
She’ll easily fit right into your heart.”
McGuffcy Grammar School ’21; Appolinarian Literary Society ’23; High School Play ’24; Graduate of McGuffey ’24.
“Reserved and shy is Freda,
But she's there when you need her.”
Union Grammar School, Seattle, Washington ’21; Class Basket Ball 22- 23; Chorus 24; Junior Class Play ’24; Pep Club ’24; Junior Associate Editor ’24; Asst. Annual Editor ’25; Vice-President of Senior Class ’25; Girls’ B. B. Manager ’ 25.
“She’s never serious, save when she sleeps, and even then she’s not serious.
CRYSTAL CONLEY Pembervillc Grammar School ’21; Pemberville High ’22; Entered Ada High 23.
“ ’Tis good, that makes intelligence.”
MARJORIE DETRICK "Marie"
Ada Grammar School ’21 ; B. B. '22-'24-25, captain ’22-’23 ; Interclass ’22; Pep Club ’24- 25; Orchestra ’25; Senior Class Play ’25.
"It’s not her face, though that is fair,
It’s not her eyes, nor pretty bobbed hair,
It’s not her laughter, though that rings true.
It’s just her whole self that appeals to you.”1
MARGARET FRY "Shelly"
Ada Grammar School; Interclass contest ’22-’24; Class Historian ’22-’23; Chorus ’24-’25; Junior Class Play ’24; Patricia ’24; In Old Louisiana ’25; Class Basket Ball ’22; (dee Club '22-21; Pep Club; Senior Class Play ’25.
“Beauty, talent, personality plus—
We are proud to have her one of us.”
VIRGINIA EARL "Snooks"
Ada Grammar School 21; Freshman Basket Ball team ’21.
“Not afraid of work but not in sympathy with it.”
ROELIFF ELDREDGE "Roily"
Mansfield Grammar School ’21; Orchestra ’22-’23 ’24-’25; Class Basket Ball ’24-’25; Junior Class Play ’24; Senior Class Play ’25.
“Worry kills men. Why die?”
MILDRED FRIEDLY "Mid"
Ada Grammar School 21; Class Basket Ball ’22-‘23; Pep Club ’24-’25; Girls’ Basket Ball ’24; Art Editor Annual ‘25; Senior Class Play ’25.
“Alack! much peril lies in thine eyes, especially for red headed men.”
MARIE ESTILL “Shorty”
Ada Grammar School ’21 ; Girls’ Glee Club ’25.
“A merry giggle is worth a hundred groans in any market.”
ALDISA FREEMAN "Al"
Ada Grammar School ’21; Glee Club ’22; Class President ’23; Orchestra ’23-’24-’25; Debate ’25; Senior Class Play ’25.
Class Basket Ball '22-’23-'24-’25; Debating team ’24-’25; Class Play ’24; Class Secretary-Treasurer ’24-’25; Hi Y Club '23; Ada Grammar School 21; Orchestra ’24-’25; Interclass Contest Debate ’23. “A happy smile, a cheery disposition and a good student.
What more docs one wish from a boy.”
Hancock Countv Public Schools, Van Buren Township ’21; Freshman Dola ’22; Glee Club,
Ada High School ’23-’24-’25.
“It’s nice to be nice, when you’re naturally nice.”
WALTER FERRALL “Fancy"
Lima Grammarr School ’21; Class Basket Ball ’22-23; Second team '24; Football ’24; Basket Ball '25; Class sign ’22-’23-'24; Debate ’23-’24-'25; Business Manager Annual; Business Manager Class Play 24; Athletic Board ’24 25; Basket Ball Manager ’25; President Athletic Association ’25; High Y '23
‘‘Eternity is brief compared to managing this annual.”
BEATRICE LANTZ “Bet
Ada Grammar School ’21; Literary Society ’22; Varsity Basket Ball '22-’23-'24-’25, captain 24-’25; Pep Club ’24-’25 ; Athletic Board ’24-’25.
‘‘Three cheers for Betty, For she’s witty to talk with,
And she’s pretty to walk with, And pleasant to look upon.”
ROBERT JAMESON “Jamie”
Ada Grammar School '21; Willing Workers '22; Class Basket Ball ’22-’23; Class sign ’22-’23-’24-’25; Second team Basket Ball 24 ; Football ’23-’24; Basket Ball ’25; Athletic Editor Annual '25; Senior Class Play ’25.
“A little nonsense now and then, Is relished by the best of men.”
Ada Grammar School ’21; Freshman Girls’ Basket Ball ’22; Glee Club '22-'23; Interclass Contest Music ’22-’24; Chorus ’24-’25; Girls’ Glee Club ’24-’25; Junior Play ’24; Patricia ’24;
In Old Louisiana '25; Pep Club '25; Class Historian ’25; Senior Class Play ’25.
“Her friendly smile and cheery face, Will carry her far in life's long race.”MILDRED McGINNIS "McGinni”
Ada Grammar School ’21; (lice Club ’22; Class Basket Ball ’22; Literary Society '22; Pep Club ’25.
“A bright, happy-go-lucky girl, Who is always ready for fun,
Friendly to all those about her And loved by everyone.”
Ml Pleasant Grammar School ’21; Marseilles High School ’22; Class Basket Ball 24-’25; Football 24; High School Glee Club ’24-25; Operetta ’24-25; Senior Class Play ‘25.
“He’s a quiet sort of a fellow, But then, if ‘Speech is silver, Silence is Golden’.”
TROLA McCURDY “Toady”
Ada Grammar School '21; Pep Club; Literary Society ’22; Interclass ’22-’23-’24-’25; Class Treasurer ’23; Chorus ’24; Annual Staff '25.
“Tho Trola hasn’t bobbed her hair, She’s just as sweet and just as fair,
A good student, always kind, Another Trola will be hard to find.”
RUTH MUSTARD “Runth”
Ada Grammar School '21; Glee Club '22; Mgr. Class B. B. '22; Pep Club ’24-’25; President ’25; Class Cheerleader ’23; Snap Shot Editor ’23 ; Junior Class Play '24; Annual Staff ’25; Senior Prophecy ’25 ; Senior Class Play ’25.
"Pretty and peppy, it is indeed a pleasure,
To have in our class such a bright little treasure.”
RAY McCLEARY “Red”
Marseilles High School ’21-’22; Class Basket Ball ’24-’25; Operetta ’24-'25; Football ’24; Junior Class Play; Senior Class Play ’25; Track Manager '25; Glee Club ’24-’25; Athletic Board '25.
“A cheerful Lad with a friendly smile; Who makes your school worrh while.”
DOROTHY MOORMAN “Dot”
Ada Grammar School ’21; Pep Club '25; Junior Class Play ’24; Interclass ’22-’24-’25; Debate ’23-’24; Oration ’25.
“A reader of great ability, Possessing charm and personality.”
Ada Grammar School 21; Secretary Freshman Class ’22; Interclass ’23; Class Basket Ball ’24; Second team 25; Interschool Debate ’24-’25; Junior Class President '24; Editor of the “Purple and Gold” '25.
“The world knows nothing of its greatest men.”
Boxwell graduate 21.
“In simple manners all the secret lies.”
McGuffey Grammar School '21 ; McGuffey High School ’22-'23-’24.
“From McGuffey, the land of the onion.”
Marsh School 21 ; McGuffey Hi ’22-’23-’24.
“A son of the soil, stout of heart, and strong of limb.”
BEATRICE ROCKWELL “Bra"
Ada Grammar School ’21; Glee Club ’22; High School Chorus ’23-’24.
“In maiden meditation fancy free.”
Shelby Co. Grammar School ’21; Sidney High School ’22-’23; High School Chorus '24; Orchestra 24-’25; Class Play '24; Senior Class Play '25.
“Slow but sure—and very tall The modest ‘Roman’ of them all.”“Walter will never sin—‘For he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.”
Rawson Grammar School ’21; Rawsoh School ’22-’23; Orchestra '24-'25; Class Basket Ball ’24- 25; Glee Club ’24- 25; Operetta ’24-’25; Senior Class Play ’25.
“Quiet, but full of friendliness and humor.”
DORTHA WALLAM Boxwell Graduate 21; Literary ’22; Class Basket Ball ’23.
“Pretty eyes, pretty hair,
Pretty smile you always wear All these things we plainly see When we look on Dortha.”
JESSE WELTY “Mickey”
Grammar School ’21; Chorus ’22; Literary ’22; Class Basket Ball '24-'25; Orchestra ’22-’23-’24- 25.
“The rest of you may toot the flute,
But I, the horn do play.”
Rising Sun Grammar School ’21; Rising Sun High School ’24; Entered Ada High '24; Glee Club and Chorus ’25.
ROBERT WILSON “H illy”
Ada Grammar School ’21; Class Treasurer ’22; Class Basket Ball ’24-'25; Interclass Debate ’24-’25; Class Vice-President '24; Junior Class Play '24; Interschool Debate ’25; Senior Class Play ’25; President of Senior Class ’25.
“Whence is thy learning.
Hath thy toil o’er books,
Consumed the midnight oil.”JOSEPH McCOPPIN
Hillsboro High School '24; entered Ada Hi ’24.
“A new but valuable addition to our class.”
Due to illness Rosamond Irey was unable to graduate with her classmates in 1925. Although we miss her, yet she will prove a valuable addition to the Senior Class of ’26.
Ada Grammar School ’20.
‘‘The moon becometh perfect once a month.
But the loveliness of thy face is perfect every day.”
cPictures of these persons were received too late to he sent in.
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
When H. G. Wells wrote his famous book entitled “The Outline of History,” he made several slight mistakes which he quickly and easily remedied in correcting the original manuscript. But in addition, he made one very serious error, and that was the omission entirely of the many and interesting events in the life of Ada High's Class of 1925. Whether it was done intentionally or by oversight on the part of the publishers, we don’t know. However there's one thing we re quite sure of and that is that had he given deep thought previously to the financial side of his literary efforts, he might easily have seen where, by devoting at least a page to such an incidental topic, he could have added at least 50 interested readers to the customer lists of our home town bookstores.
We, as members of the class, feel that we can’t allow such incidents to go by unnoticed, even if only 50 persons may be interested in them. Besides, here was a good chance to profit by another's mistake—something which we have been taught to practice since we entered the first grade of school.
Seventy-five was the number of students who entered the Freshman Class in the fall season of 1921. Part of them were from the neighboring rural schools; one—Paul Thompson— from Columbus, but the majority were graduates of the Ada Grammar School. Our school life was possessed of the usual hardships and humdrum of all Freshmen, always into the wrong classroom one day and out the next. So Miss Cady, our chosen sponsor decided to give us a thrill and something worth talking about by becoming the wife of the coach and changing her name to Mrs. Harold Courtright at Christmas time. A rather expensive gift for Corty, I tear! However, we did distinguish ourselves by winning the reading o.i our annual interciass program tnrough our contestant, Dorothy Moorman.
By the time we had reached the Sophomore stage, we had lost a little of the green gold glitter which had previous.y surrounded us, along with some of our number. I oo, we didn't hold our upper classmen quite so much in awe as before, and we had learned how easy it was to be able to get a low deportment mark. But since it's quality, not quantity, which counts, underneath the receding surface was a foundation and stamina which enabled us to win our second interclass Contest by our hort story writer, Trola McCurdy, and by our debaters, Leland States and Joe Brecheisen.
There’s always a period in the life of a person, when to all appearances he is big enough and old enough to assume responsibilities and, at least to a certain extent, entertain some dignity. So the Faculty had every reason to expect that we as the Junior Class would have subsided enough to be condensed in one home room, and that was how they arranged us at the beginning of the school year. But the one thing that marred our reputation was the division of our class, and its distribution between two rooms, in order to enable them to handle us better and with less confusion. YVe hate to have this said about us, but think it only fair to our friends that they should know our faults as well as qualities. At the beginning of the winter, the usual selection of class rings and pins took place to the satisfaction of all concerned, we hope. Perhaps the most interesting event as far as entertainment is concerned was the Junior Class play, "Anne W’hat's-Her-Name," successfully presented in April by a competent cast. This was the first time any of the classes other than the Senior had ever attempted anything in the line of dramatics, and we feel quite proud of our achievement. As a financial result of this, the reception which we gave the Seniors in the Spring was voted not only as a receptional success, but as a palatable one, too. Interciass again brought us victory by a reading, story and debate. The contestant for the story was the same as for the previous year, Trola McCurdy; ourSENIOR CLASS HISTORY— Continued
debaters were Joe Brecheisen and Robert Wilson, and Dorothy Moorman read for us.
1 suppose that the teachers thought it wise to take no chances, for at the very start of our Senior year they separated us—all from A to L in Room 11 ; M to Z, Room 7. But that didn’t keep us from co-operating or participating in most of the school affairs. Here we shall mention something which it would never do to omit, and that is those of our class who distinguished themselves in athletics. Among those were Joe Brecheisen, who has just about as many letters as they give, Walter Ferrall (Old Faithful), Walter Stemple, Ray and Ralph McCleary, Robert Jameson. Elinore Campbell, Beatrice Lantz, Marjorie Detrick and Alice Allen.
The Affirmative team for debating was composed entirely of Seniors even to the alternate, with Florence Barnes, Clarence Gray, Robert Wilson and Aldisa Freeman, and the Negative team could boast of two—1.eland States and Walter Ferrall. So I think as far as laurels are concerned, if cups had been given and the Athletic Association were going to discard the trophy case now in the office, we could fill it with cups all by ourselves.
At present, we’re working on the Senior play, “Aaron Boggs, Freshman.” We shall not be without regret when we leave the familiar red brick building which has sheltered us for o long, and in which we have been prepared to a great extent for our future duties in life, yet, we. like other classes before us, whether we have grasped the opportunities placed before us or let them slip by, are not without gratitude to the teachers and friends who have helped us on our way.
—Lucie Hayden, HistorianSENIOR CLASS PROPHECY
I called once more and my voice trembled. Slowly I realized that I was lost—lost in one of the various passages of the Echoing Cave.
The other members of my party had no doubt missed me by this time, and had begun to search for me, but would they ever find me in this secluded corridor? It was doubtful, since it was only a branch off one of the main passageways, and as a last resort, deciding to think the matter over carefully, in order to plan the best method of procedure, I sat down and soon lost myself in thought How foolish I had been to leave the party and wander off by myself just for the sake of adventure. I tried to console myself by the fact that they, too, had been to blame for letting me do such a thing.
Tired and half sick with fear I fell asleep and must have slumbered for some time. I was awakened abruptly by something tugging at my shoe. Mv first thoughts were of some animal that was near me and I became very frightened. I remembered reading at some rime or other, that when in close contact with a wild animal one should never show his fear but look right into its eyes. I determined to do so at any price. 1 took a deep breath and looked down at my feet. Then came the surprise of my life; for it was neither animal nor reptile which had awakened me from my sleep, but a dwarf—so very small that 1 could scarcely believe my own eves. As he spoke I noticed that his small stature did not indicate that he was young, for he was cpiite old.
Summoning my courage I asked him who he was and why he had aroused me from my slumber. Whereupon, he looked up at me and replied, “Never mind my name, but please move from in front of my home, as 1 am in a very great hurry." More amazement shown on my part.
“Your home," I exclaimed, for 1 was leaning against a huge boulder. “Yes, yes," the little man answered impatiently. ‘‘Get up and I'll show you.” I arose and the dwarf rapped three times upon the stone. Imagine my feelings when another small voice—seemingly inside the rock, answered saying, “Oh! do hurry. You are awfully late and we’ve almost spoiled one of the best ones." Who or what could possibly be behind the stone and what they meant by such a statement was far beyond my keenest imagination.
Then looking once more at the stone, I seeing that it was slowly moving to one side and revealing, little by littie, an opening into some unknown space I came to a sudden decision. I had come for adventure, and here it was before me.
The second dwarf, being in such a seemingly great hurry, had neglected to close the entrance, and 1 quietly slipped in and secreted myseir behind another stone in the cave (for so it proved to be).
After some moments I gathered courage to look around and was surprised to see the first dwarf looking right at me. I cannot say that the »tc;ing which came over me was one of fear, for it would have been foolish to have been in .ear of such a very small person.
“Well, well, so you came in too, did you? Wed now that you’re here I don’t mind telling you that you’re the first mortal that has ever entered the “Cavern of Careers," Since you are here, however, you may as well stay until you have seen our people at work."
I was growing more and more curious. Whatever could this little man have meant by the Cavern of Careers?
I was not to be kept in the dark long though, as it were. “Come along with me," said the dwarf friend, and he led me into a long and narrow passage. We walked for quite a distance in silence, and at length came to a small door at the end of the passageway.
Taking a small key from a string around his neck, the little old man opened the door and we entered another room. I was prepared for most anything so wasn’t surprised to see many little people swarming around like so many bees.
“Perhaps you are wondering just what our work is and what all these people are doing, so I'll explain before we go further. You see we are a very busy people. We make the careers of every person on earth, and 1 assure you it’s no easy job. Come now and I’ll show you our work from start to finish."
We walked over to the man nearest us and I noticed that he was weaving a sort of web of the sheerest material the most fickle could ever desire.
“A beautiful career as it appears at first glance; but look at it more closely," commented my host. 1 did so and was surprised to see on its surface many blots and disfigurations." So many seem enviable upon first glance, but are really to be avoided when understood."
Just then a bright idea came to me and I asked the old gentleman if he could show me the careers of some of my friends.
“Well," he said hesitatingly, “well, yes, 1 will upon one condition. You must not ask toSENIOR CLASS PROPHECX— Continued
see your own for that cannot he granted.” I promised and the little man went on—“You see our careers are made in a very systematic order, and if you will name a certain group of people whose careers you are interested in, I will he glad to show them to you.”
After a moment’s consideration I decided that it would he very interesting to see the careers of my classmates from old A. H. S. and 1 asked the old man if he could show them to me.
“Oho,” so you are interested in Ada?" exclaimed my friend. “Well, I'll he proud to show you that collection for it is among our best " And with these words he led me to another part of the room, where I noticed for the first time a small sign which read “Ada Hi Careers.” The first career I saw was that of Elinore Campbell, and 1 was amazed at the size of it, for it was unusually large. Upon examining it closer, however, I found that two careers were blended together. Then, suddenly it came to me that the career of one of our last year’s alumni members was blended with Eleanor's since she and Ray were to he married soon. His future was to he that of athletic coach, and Elinore played the part of the wife of a prominent coach. They were to live in the East.
The next was Mildred McGinnis’s. The first part of her career revealed her as a model in a large and exclusive Fifth Avenue shop. I was not at all surprised, for it seemed only natural for "McGinnv” to he forever trying on new clothes.
“Here is another similar to the one before you,” said my friend, as he placed another before me. It was labeled—“Flossie Cotner.” True, it was much like the one I had just looked at. It seemed that after Flossie had left A. H. S., she had gone to a near-by city and had become a professional model. I marvelled at the way in which the careers had been so ex-actingly made. Why, on this particular one I could even see the place (sad place, I might add) where Flossie had had the old fashioned measles.
The next three were also much alike. They were those of Mabel Gallant, Iarie Estill and Beatrice Rockwell, who were trained nurses in a large hospital. In a few moments 1 saw that Clarence Gray was the head surgeon in the same hospital. He was married and his career was a very promising one. Under him as assistant physicians were Frank Risner and Fred Williams.
The next one was marked “Alice Allen." Upon examination I found that she and Margaret Fry had joined a light opera company and were traveling all over Europe, increasing their fame with every performance.
When I saw Walter Stemple’s career, I understood why Margaret had joined this particular company, for Walter was the orchestra leader. Imagine "Walt” Stemple as an orchestra leader.
Walter Ferrall had turned out to be an architect of great ability and seemed t: be in demand everywhere. As far as I could tell, he was still the same old “Fancy" always ready for an argument. I later found that Jesse Welty and Joseph McCoppin were “Fancy’s" assistants. Joseph was married and seemed as happy as a lark, but Jesse was still in search of a spouse.
The next one was “Sid ’ Campbell’s. Here came another surprise for me. “Sid" had become the swimming champion of the U. S., and had been asked to enter the Olympics, but her husband, Ray McCleary didn’t want her to leave him for so long, so she of course refused the offer. Ray was a writer of short stories. 11 is brother Ralph, was traveling as advance man for a chautauqua. This didn’t surprise me much for Ralph always did have the gift of “gab."
Trola McCurdy’s and Aldisa Freeman’s careers were closely interwoven. I learned that they had rented a bachelor girls’ apartment in a large city and had both become writers of
great renown. t „
Robert Wilson came next, and with his career came another jolt for me. “Willy had founded a charm school for young ladies in the state of Tennessee. Soon I found that Mildred Friedly had just offered her resignation as teacher in “parlor etiquette" to marry a Wrall Street broker. I soon found that the broker was no other than our own Joseph Jacob Brech-eisen, of the class of ’25. 1 surely was becoming proud to ever have been a member of such
a notorious class.
1 moved on and found the career of John T. Clayton to be a very interesting one. I had expected him to be a noted radio fan or something of the sort, but instead of that I found that he had become one of the World’s greatest inventors, and his wife, Dortha Wollam, (who had been a stenographer before her marriage) was just as proud of him as she could possibly be.SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY—Continued
I began to wonder if the class of ’25 had failed to turn out any teachers, but 1 soon found that Edith Yeagley and Pauline Reese were upholding that end of the class.
Leland States was a great orator and had travelled all over the world delivering his inspiring messages.
Robert Jameson was a member of the Supreme Court and had become well known and much admired for his just decisions.
Byron Roman owned a summer resort and was making all kinds of money. Several society belles had set their caps for him but he seemed to be a confirmed “woman hater.”
Eugene Scott was an elecrical engineer and seemd to be unusually interested in his landlady, Freda Dorman. She kept a very select rooming house in a good neighborhood.
Virginia Earl was making a fortune as an interior decorator in Chicago. Her engagements were booked for two years ahead.
Dorothy Detrick, I learned, was the dancing instructor in a girls’ boarding school, and seemed to be very much infatuated with the distinguished looking French teacher of the same school.
Roeliff Eldridge was a rising young lawyer in the city of Chicago. I must confess that this was somewhat of a surprise to me since “Rollie” had never displayed his wares to any great extent in Mr. Kessler’s Civics Class.
I really do believe, though, that my greatest surprise came when I examined the career
of Arthur Cotner. I would not have been at all surprised to have found Arthur as a great
engineer, inventor, mechanic, wireless operator or the like, but when I found that he was a real-for-sure-POET-well-words can’t express my surprise.
I was becoming rather used to surprises by this time, however, so I took it as a matter of
fact when I found that Florence Barnes and Helen Asire had started up a “Home for Elderly
Maidens” or in plain English “Old Maids.” I decided that they must have both changed their ideas a lot since leaving A. H. S.
Chester Baughman was selling books and a “right smart" book agent he made, too.
Ruth Church and Crystal Conley seemed to be just as inseparable as ever. They were running a drug store in a mining town in the West. The Western fellows had taken quite a fancy to these girls from Ohio and they were both very popular.
Lucille Danner’s career portrays her as a dietitian in a fashionable tea room—one of the “400" kind, you know.
Dorothy Morman had had many offers to join Operas and play companies but had refused all of them to marry the golf champion of the U. S.
June Davis, it seemed was the society reporter on a large Eastern newspaper. I found
that she later married the editor.
Marjorie Detrick held a prominent place in New’ York society and was considered to be the leader of the “Smart Set” or better known as the “Four Hundred.” It seemed that she was very wealthy and had one of the most exclusive homes in the city.
Beatrice I.antz was the principle of a high school somewhere in Ohio. Her pupils all liked her because she had such modern ideas and didn’t hesitate to put them into action.
Lucy Hayden I found in the automobile business. She was not only selling cars but was
selling “lots” of cars.
I was just starting to look at the career of George Binkley when my little old friend spoke
to me and said, “I’m sorry but you’ll have to hurry for your friends are looking for you anti
1 don’t want them to enter our home.” So intensely interested had I been in the careers of my classmates that I had almost forgotten that I was lost. I had also forgotten, for the time being, my little friend the dwarf.
I hurried to see George’s career since it was the last of my classmates and found that George had taken up Forestry and had joined the mounted police.
1 thanked the old man for the opportunity of seeing the lives of my classmates and had barely reached the outsieje entrance of the cavern when I heard calls from the members of my party. 1 answered and they came running to the place where I had entered the cave. After much
explaining about how I got lost I began to tell them of the marvelous experience I had in the
mysterious “Cavern of Careers” but to this day they only laugh at me and claim that some strange dilemma must have affected me which caused me to dream of it due to being lost in the cave. I still know, however, that it was neither dream nor dilemma, but the most wonderful experience in my whole life.
—Ruth Mustard ’25CLASS GRUMBLE
Well at last we are out of that good-for-nothing place called Ada High School. At times we feared for our very lives at the hands of our blood-thirsty faculty, and due to the terrible condition of our school building, which was faced with total demolishhment every time a little gust of wind came along.
The idea that we are out at last and to think that we have escaped for four years with our lives, brings great relief—such a relief that cannot be equalled by that felt on the return of the Prodigal Son of Biblical times—even Bunyon's relief after twelve years of imprisonment, could not have equaled ours.
How come all this relief: You would have thought we would be sorry to leave this First Class High School—cream of Ohio High Schools. Say, that high school makes me sick—there are enough things in A. H. S. to keep one grumbling forever. For example, the Senior Class, those would-be bright Juniors, those dumb Sophomores, and those tender-green Freshmen. Oh well, the whole blasted school is on the blink.
That Senior Class always was a flat tire, continually quarreling among themselves, even in preference to quarreling with lower classmen. Then when their Senior year rolled around, and every Senior was all set to make it the best and biggest year of their school career—then that faculty or someone else divided us into two rooms. Think of it—put half of us in one room and half of us in another room. That terrible act drove the most peaceful of the Seniors into a frenzy, but little good it did. So after going thru three years of torture, success, and failure together, the Senior Class was doomed to spend their last year in separation. All hopes we had had at the beginning were blasted and we gave up the ship.
However, the Seniors cannot be wholly blamed for the terrible conditions existing in A. 11. S. The Juniors ceme in on their share. Say, those silly Juniors remind you of overgrown Freshmen, in fact that is what they are. That class has been wanting, trying (but failing. thank goodness) to run the High School ever since they turned up as Freshmen on that u ducky Monday morning of 1922 Next year that bunch will be Seniors, and if there is anything left after that bunch gets thru with it—well William Jennings Bryan has a good chance o. being our next President.
The many faults of A. H. S., cannot be blamed wholly to the Juniors. Look who they are compelled to associate with. Those dumb Sophomores are a fright, they don’t know why they go to school, unless it is to pass the time away—they think that A. 11. S. means “A Home for Sophomores." They are almost as bad as the Juniors about trying to run the High Schoo1. Just wait, in two years they will be Seniors, and if there is anything left after they get thru, the class of ’27 will sure finish the job of destruction.
Who do the Sophomores associate with? You guessed it—why the Freshmen, of course. Both classes in the same room, and you can hardly blame the Sophomores for their action and contribution to the good of our High School. In fact, they must be given credit—for any class must be complimented that can even exist for one year in the same room that the Freshmen do. Just babies they are, most of them probably skipped all eight grades of elementary school. Their proper place at the present time is in the kindergarten. If the Freshmen ever live to be Seniors, there probably will not be anything left of Ada High School, and if there is, I sure pity what’s left.
That faculty is all right. The only thing wrong with it is that every member seems to think that just because you go to High School you’re supposed to work and study, ami believe me, you do or flunk.
If it hadn’t been for the good work of the faculty Ada High School could not have been pulled through with such rotten classes.
Pep—say, I’m ashamed to associate that word with Ada High School. When connected with this institution it should be spelled p-e-e-p—that’s the way the yells sounded at the pep meetings—instead of yells, they were just mere peeps. Pep meetings were so rotten that the teams, no matter how confident of winning before they attended the meeting, were sure to go away in a downcast attitude and the belief in their hearts that they were due for a terrible walloping.
I have dwelt on just a few of the faults of A. II. S., their whys and wherefores, and hope in the succeeding years that the grumblers who follow will take up this work to eventually make the students of Ada High wake up (they might sometime) and make their school a high school that is a high school. H'altrr Strmple ’25CLASS WILL
We, the Senior Class of 1925, nearing that fatal day when each shall take his place in the mysterious realms of life, do make this our last Will and Testament upon departing from the walls of Ada High School.
He it known to all men that we, the Seniors of ’25, do hereby will, devise, and bequeath all our earthly possessions numbered as follows:
1. To our faithful Sister Class, the Sophomores, we do bequeath:
(a) The ‘‘Standing Colors of Fame,” the Purple and White, which we hope they will cherish henceforth and forever more.
(b) The preferred 750 shares of expectancy stock, this year selling at pai value, having been willed to us by the Class of 1923.
(c) Our good will, the class faith in each individual’s career.
2. To the Juniors we leave our realms of happiness, the Senior’s Home Rooms, and all their contents, even unto the dust on the floors.
3. After due consideration, James Humphrey has decided in the behalf of the Senior Class to leave Charles Moore his 9,999 blue slips, accumulated this year.
4. To Harvey Gallant we take great pleasure in leaving James Brewer’s latest installment
of chewing gum. only 2-years old. and in spite of its age still holding a delightful flavor.
5. To Paul Wertheimer we will Joe Brecheisen’s silken blue beard as a final tribute to our last Red-headed Mascot.
6. To Lewis Berger we are grateful in presenting the famous Eld ridge blush accompanied by his fluency of speech.
7. To Hubert Miller we are happy to contribute “Fancy” Ferrall’s power of persuasion.
8. To Roberta Shroyer we are happy to leave the greatest treasure of the Senior Class, “The
Mustard Gift of Gab.”
9. Upon Malcolm Morrison we bestow Jack Clayton’s school girl complexion and his tinkling laugh.
13. To Grace McGuffey we leave three-fourths of Trola’s smiles.
II To Ruth Dailey we leave Lucie Hayden’s composing talent, which with her own musical talent, will make her twice blessed.
12. To Edna Beuhler we are indeed happy to leave Mildred McGinnis’s latest volume c: titled “Spontaneous Wit and Humor.”
13. To Eunice Carey wc take great pleasure in leaving Dorothy Moorman’s “superb pronunciation.”
14. With the permission of Mr. Boyd, Mildred Friedly has at last decided to give Mildred Campbell her ability to swear in French (At least we think it’s French.)
15. Fo the Freshman Class we donate a kind word of mention in order to avoid ill feeling.
16. Last but not least, to the faculty we bequeath:
(a) The remainder of the Senior Debts, which we hope they will ever cherish in remembrance of the class of 1925.
(b) Our everlasting love and respect for those who gave their better lives to a
good cause. Dorothy E. De trick, '25JUST A SONG OF SENIORS
I boast a band of students strong and true—
'Tis the Senior Class of which I sing to you.
Her sons are loyal, with their kindness free;
Her daughters’ beauty far exceeds degree,
And lacking naught the graces can bestow,
They would amaze you by the store they know.
Then let us sing together, every lad and lass One more swelling peon for the Senior Class.
Let us pledge each other with a Senior’s might
To raise on high the standard of the ‘Purple and the White.’
When we meet as oft we've met before,
Then many a tale we’ll draw from memory’s store
Of victories past, and many a contest won For his Alma Mater by each loyal son.
For on the field, in class and basket-ball.
Old ’25 has stood above them all.
So one more song together, for the parting’s near;
One more parting handshake, one more lusty cheer;
’Tho we all be scattered, ’tho the world be drear,
We ll ne’er forget the classmates of our Senior year.
Now let us laud our class’s worthy fame
Great is her glory, wondrous is her name.
Freshmen and Sophomores, even the Junior Class Stand by in awe and let the Seniors pass.
And when the world shall welcome her bright band,
None else shall attain to where each one shall stand.
So just a song together with a smile or tear.
We will stand together, while we’re living here.
Thro’ the years before us let us ever strive
To keep green in our memory the Class of ’25.
June Davis ’25JUNIORS
There’s a high school in our town And it has a far renown;
For it has a Junior Class
Which for brains you can’t surpass— When you take them in a mass.
There’s the crowd of jolly boys, They are manly, brave and true Loyal—energetic too And thoroughly' their work they do, THE JUNIORS
We must not forget the girls
With their rosy cheeks and curls They are lovely, bright and fair,
You must take a little care Or your heart they will ensnare; They have always done their part From the bottom of their heart.
So to them we give our praise For their loyalty always To the school and all class days THE JUNIORSJUNIOR CLASS
President, Jack Mustard Vice Pres., Richard Long
Sec. Treas., Mildred Campbell
Robert Allen Ross Anspach Fred Baumgartner Adolph Bosse Loraine Crawford Leslie Cribley Walter Fisher Fred Florida Findley Herring Frank Kelly Floyd Latimore Irwin Long Richard Long Levi Marquart Hubert Miller Charles Moore Jack Mustard Lee Rayl
CLASS COLORS Blue and IVhite
Floyd Rodabaugh Owen Scott Russell Shadley Harold Wood Wakefield Wright Arthur Wycoff Kolter Ziegler Donnel Doersam Elsa Bosse Mozelle Burnett Mildred Campbell Eunice Carey Edith Conner Opal Cook Geneva Danner Mary Hubbell Lucille Keith Anna Kelly
Suzanne Lantz Cleola McElroy Mozelle McElroy Grace McGuffey Eliza McKee Cecile McWilliams Winifred McWilliams Pauline Main Elizabeth Mathews Margaret Mathews Georgia Moore Roberta Shroyer Geneva Sousley Marie Young Dorothy Zickafoose Cora Kimble Donna Klingler“POOR JUNIORS’ ALMANAC”
(Humble apologies to Poor Richard’s)
The above words “Poor Juniors” do not refer to our mental of physical ability, but our financial burden, viz.—to blow the bloated Seniors to a banquet. (Ye Editor's note.)
O, Vc School Bell did ring, could be heard for miles,
Calling Ye Juniors to matriculate, and do so with smiles.
Ye class in members is fifty-seven, the year of thy birth we record no time.
As ye girls when older thy age won’t tell,
So ’tis the month and the day that’s used in this rhyme.
“It is when you come close to a man in conversation that you discover what his real abilities are.”—Samuel Johnson, born Sept. 18, 1709.
On the fifth Wright was born, just in time for school—
Geneva Sousley registers the eighth on the natal book.
Thirteen Scotty, Twenty-one Campbell,
And the twelfth serves doubly both I. Long and Opal Cook.
“The Eye of a Master will do more Work, than both his Hands.”
—So sayeth Poor Cranford, C. C.
"Better be faithful, than famous.”—Theodore Roosevelt, born Oct. 27, 1858.
Now on the first of this month, Cecile Me. was born,
Eliza the thirteenth is lucky for you,
The Misses Bosse and Shroyer the fifteenth choose,
And Charles on the twenty-seventh is calling—C-Q—.
“Experience keeps a dear School, but Fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.”
So sayeth Poor Kessler
TOAST TO YE FRESHMAN GIRLS —Ye are the very reverse of thy mirrors—Ye talkest without reflecting, while thy mirrors reflect without talking.
“People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.’
—Oliver Goldsmith, born Nov. 10, 172S Close to Thanksgiving day, figure Anspach, Cook and Marquart Birthdays respectively twenty, twenty-two, and twenty-six,
Reva Graham’s fifteen, and the eighteenth for Georgia,
The second, that’s Harding’s, and our letter man Dick’s.
“A fat Kitchen makes a lean Will.” —So sayeth Poor liirky
“Beware of how you say more than you mean; better mean more than you say.”
—William Ewart Gladstone, born Dec. 29, 1809 Margaret Matthews's is the sixth, twice that is Jack Mustard’s But no one claims Christmas day—
Fin Herring can and will boast the eighteenth;
The twenty-first is Pauline’s and closest, I say.
“Now I have a Sheep and Cow, Everybody bids me Good Morrow.”
—So sayeth Poor Mctlwain TOAST TO YE SOPHOMORE GIRLS “Second only to the press in conveying the news.”
"When ranting ’round in Pleasure’s ring, religion may be blinded;
Or if she give a random sting, it may be little minded ;
But when on life we’re tempest driv’n, a conscience but a canker—
A correspondence fix’d wi’ Heaven, is sure a noble anchor!”
—Robert Burns, born Jan. 25, 17 »9
The New Year has a birthday,
And Geneva the honor does share—
Flick’s late on the eighth, and Lucille the fourteenth,
Twenty-three for Bob Allen, he don’t care.
“For Age and Want save while you may; No Morning Sun lasts a whole Day.”
—So sayeth Poor HarriesFEBRUARY
‘‘In vain we call old notions fudge,
And bend our conscience to our dealing;
The Fen Commandments will not budge,
And stealing will continue stealing." —James Russel Lowell, born Feb. 22, 1819
Twins—!! Lorain Crawford and Les Cribley,
Same initials, both born the tenth day;
If Kolter had one day later arrived,
He’d now be a four year old jay.
“For a Word to the Wise is enough, and many Words won’t fill a Bushel.’’
—So sayeth Poor Boyd
TOAST TO YE SENIOR GIRLS Ye nobly strive to make it known, “’Tis bad for man to live alone.”
“Public Office is a Public Trust.”—Grover Cleveland, horn March 18, 1837.
Eunice Carey the lamb, on the fifth she came—
The ninth smart Mary Hubbel,
Arthur Wycoff eighteenth, Lee Rayl the same,
Floyd Rodabaugh the nineteenth—and no lion's double.
“We may give Advice, but we cannot give Conduct.”
—So sayeth Poor Bossert
“My son. observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until he gets there." —“Josh Billings" Henry Wheeler Shaw, born April 21, 1818. “Best men are moulded out of thoughts.”—William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1616.
Marv Young, auburn hair, born on the third,
Grace the seventeenth, she sure can debate—
Floyd Latimor thirteenth, the lucky bird,
For Adolph Bosse, why twenty-four is the date.
“What is a Butterfly? At best
He’s but a Caterpillar dres’t.” —So sayeth Poor Snyder
“Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson, born May 25, 180? The ninth is Harold Wood’s, the eleventh Winifred Mc.’s;
Susanne our star, seventeen can shout,
Donna Klinger’s date is the twenty-third While Doersam’s twenty-fifth—and school’s out.
“Lost Time is never found again.” —So sayeth Poor Byard
TOAST TO YE LOVELY JUNIOR GIRLS Ye act upon the prudent plan,
Say little and hear all ye can.
“If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you, and what people think of you.”
—Charles Kingsley, born June 13, 1819
Vacation time, says Anna Kelly the second,
Cora Kimble twenty-one, and Edith scores twenty-three;
Russel Shadley the twelfth, Lester Klinger eighteen;
And the twenty-eighth is the birthday of our Hu-BEE.
“Dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time, for that’s the stuff Life (and music) is made of.” —So sayeth Poor Ernie
“I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people."—President Calvin Coolidge, born July 4, 1872.
Two Mozelles this month lists in its rhyme,
The fifteenth Burnett, and Mc.’s the day before,
Dorothy Zickafoose, long name, born at nine;
Frank Kelly the eighteenth, and Walter Fisher two more.
“He that riseth late, must trot all Day and shall scarce overtake his Business at Night."
—So sayeth Poor FindleyAUGUST
Sportsmanship—“To brag little, to show well; to crow gently if in luck; to pay up, to own up, to shut up, if beaten.”—Oliver Wendell Holmes, born August 29, 1807.
Those born in this month, should the sardonyx wear,
Married happiness is their lot by this myth—
Cleola, born on the second, fills a poet’s chair;
Baumgartner the tenth, and fourteenth Elizabeth.
“Little Strokes fell great Oaks.” —So sayeth Poor Crawford (Miss Mabel)
O Ye School Marins ami Masters!
Thou who teachest the young ideas And spankest the erstwhile,
And maketh him the National Emblem—
RED, WHITE and BLUE—
Thou mayest not get much pay, here below’,
But will get thy reward in Heaven;
While we who remain here below Will miss you—like thunder—
O Ye Juniors, these lines are dedicated To thee, in the hope of a double service,
Amusement and interesting data.
—So sayeth Ye Poor Editor Moore
Miss Bossert (scolding): “This is the third time you have looked at Charles’s exam papers.”
Hubert: “1 know it. He doesn’t write well.”
Mr. Hayden (calling from upstairs): “Isn’t it time for that young man to go home?’’ Zeigler: “Your father must be a crank.”
Mr. 11. (overhearing him): “Where you don’t have a self starter a crank comes in very handy.”
J • • •
Miss Barnes: “Eliza, you and Opal haven’t proved a theorem for weeks.”
Opal Cook: “Well, 1 for one have decided it’s better to permit the impression that you’re taking time off to do a little thinking.
• • •
Mr. Boyd ordered that no English be spoken during the lesson in French I. the next day.
On the following day as Pauline arrived, Boyd greeted her with, “Bon Jour.”
Pauline hesitated, but answered, "Mah Jongg.”
Mr. Boyd (to F. H.): “Give me the meaning of “Tue voyez-vous dire?”
Findlay (hesitatingly and worried): “What do you mean?"
Boyd: “Correct.” Then, “Tus est-ce que c’est que cela ?”
W. Fisher: “What’s that?”
IT WASN’T THAT KIND OF A KITTY
The Physics class in March went on an early morning expedition about one and one half
miles north of Ada. After breakfast Fat Wright came running up to Mr. Findlay and asked
for the Red Cross kit.
Mr. Findlay: “What’s wrong?”
Fat (between puffs): “I just caught the cutest little black and white kitty and I think it has halitosis and 1 want the Listerine.”
“JUNIOR CLASS ETHICS”
Miss Birky: “Why don’t you wash your face? I can see you had eggs for breakfast.”
Pupil: “Y’ou’re wrong—that was yesterday." r »
Freshie (walking home with sedate and stern Junior): “Now I’ve walked home with Alice
three times and carried her books, bought her ice cream twice, a soda once. D’ya spose I
oughta kiss her?”
Junior (pondering): “Nah, you don’t need to, you’ve done enough for that girl. ’SOPHOMORES
Standing at the open door
There is written ‘Sophomore’;
Let us take a little time,
Just enough to tell in rhyme A little story.
In the mellow autumn days
Through the golden yellow haze
You could see them talking loud,
Some of last year’s Freshmen crowd.
When the football season’s o'er;
With a taste for ancient lore,
Here and there in cozy nooks
You find them last among their books— Studying.
When the winter’s chilling breeze
Whistles through the school ground trees
And the ground is white with snow Things with “Sophies” lucky go—
After winter comes the spring,
Girls and hikes and everything;
But the “Sophs" have not forgot If to pass well is their lot—
They’ll be Juniors.
So you see them in the spring,
Stepping high their trophies bring,
And winners of the contest come,
With the plum upon their thumb,
And become Juniors.SOPHOMORE CLASS
Kenneth Arnold Joe Baker Marvin Baransy Russell Barnes Walter Battels Walter Binklev Noah Blossri Marvin Bosse Robert Cotner Gerald Cribley Willis Cummins Audren Deringer Harvey Gallant Lloyd Guthrie Michael Hammer Vance Leonard Rush McCleary Richard McCoppin Cieorge McElroy Paul Main Ben Marshall Ross Moore Charles Peterson Floyd Pugh (Jerald Rockwell Charles Runser Lester Scott
Charles Peterson Vice President, Charles Runser
See. Trees., Gladys Mottfr
Red and White
Harold Shelly Vera Klingler
Victor Stevenson Evonda Liles
Mark Warren Mary Long
Paul Wertheimer Margaret McCoppin
Gladys Anspach Mildred McElhaney
Mildred Battels Lorene McElroy
Edna Buehler Mary McLaughlin
Pheoba Businger Gladys Mot ter
Trolis Carey Elizabeth Myers
Dorothy Cook Ruth Poling
Gladys Cotner Zelma Rodabaugh
Ruth Dailey Mi hired Runser
Pauline Deringer Mary Sanderson
Helen Elza; Helen Scott
Lavawn Elzav Dorothy Sleesman
Doris Epley Lenore Stemple
Corene Fisher Mildred Stonehill
Lucille Freed Ruth Van Schoik
Eleanor Freeman Helen Wagner
Zada Gray Evelyn Wilcox
Lucille Greenawalt Elizabeth Ann Williams
Goldie Harshe Inez Wolf Icy
Janet Huffman Florine Zickafoose
Jeannette Jones Mary Zickafoose
Eleanor Kelly Anna Kimble Margaret Klingler Maude Ziclcafoose
HATS OFF! THE SOPHS ARE PASSING BY
As simple Freshies, seventy-seven strong, we entered Ada High School held spellbound by the Seniors and upperclassmen who swaggered down the aisles. Like sheep we wandered from room to room, sometimes to the right classes, more often not. We were so fresh and bright, some of us bright and green, others just green, but all of us fresh.
At the first regular class meeting Marvin Baransy was elected president; Charles Peterson vice president, and Carmein Black secretary-treasurer.
About this time it was discovered that we possessed talent along the line of athletics, several Freshies going out for football and playing a great game. Likewise in basketball the Freshies were strong, the Freshie team being the runner-up in the Class tournament. The Class was well represented in the Chorus, Orchestra and other organizations of the musical department.
But it was as Sophomores that we made our real debut. The following officers were chosen to lead us through another successful year: Charles Peterson president, Charles Runser vice president, and Gladys Motter secretary-treasurer.
In the field of Athletics we placed men on both first and second squads of the football and basketball teams. The Sophomore girls in the Chorus made the girls of the other classes hide for shame, while in Paul Wertheimer and Gladys Cotner we produced the best cheer leaders of the school. In the Class Tournament fickle Lady Luck turned against us. Not satisfied with our achievements the “Static Teasers” orchestra was organized and played in chapel. In the play “In Old Louisiana,” several Sophomores played prominent parts. In the interclass Contest the Sophs again were represented by the contestants of last year, Ruth Dailey, Mary McLaughlin and Mark Warren. —Mar Cus ‘27
SO P HOM O R E ST AT I ST IC S
It has been said that “Happy is the class which has no annals,” but happier is the Sophomore class which has made, and is making a record which will be hard to beat. The Sophomores as a versatile, all around class have shone in all parts of ehe school life.
Sports in and out, the Sophs were not lacking in furnishing men on the football team, in basketball the Sophomores played in the style of veterans and gave their opponents plenty of fight. They were good supporters of rheir team, and showed good sportsmanship on all occasions.
In school work the class as a whole upheld a high average, with several individuals making the highest ranks of the school. A test of their ability was made when one representative of the Sophomore class carried off all honors in the Lincoln Essay Contest.
The Sophomore work in the chorus was of an exceptional nature and well done. Like her sister class, the Seniors, in other activities of school the Sophomores played an important part. While in the manual training class the Sophomores proved that their class led all others, ami had great knowledge in the art of woodcraft.
Thus if you can imagine----stars in one class you will have an idea of what the far-famed
Sophomore class was.
LITTLE BENNY’S NOTE BOOK
As Pa says, “Bad pennies always come back," so again I pick up my pen to write some more. This year I am a Sophomore, and “Oh, Boy," our school here is better than the one at Bit I town. Well, I went to the school here today and Mr. Findley, who is a teacher said, “Ben, what is the difference between electricity and lightning?" And I said, “Lightning doesn't cost anything," and he said “I can see that you are going to be an A-l pupil, Benjamin." 1 took that as being quite a compliment and said, “Thank you."
I thought maybe I would take manual training but I am promoted out of it. It was like this: 1 went into the farm shop room and began to whittle. Vlr. McElwain came in and says, “What are you making, Benny?" “Shavin s," 1 says. “Well, you needn t make any more, says he.
Wc had an election of class officers last night and somebody nominated me for president. 1 can tell you I must be getting popular because when I got up to make a speech everybody clapped, and they clapped so much that I had to sit down again without saying anything. Well, when we voted I got one vote. I think maybe some of those who clapped for me did not vote.
The girls in this class are swell. I wrote to one of them yesterday. 1 was always called a good writer at Billtown. They used to say that my poems were like Walt Whitman's. So 1 wrote her a poem which went like this:
“This lock of hare I once did ware,
I now present it to your care.
Perhaps when I am dead and gone, You may have this to look upon.’’
The girl does not appreciate poetry for she sent it back and besides she wrote on the edge of it, “Better stick the hair back. You need more weight on that end to balance up your feet.’’
1 think that was mean of her.
Urn A. DrramtnCAUSE I GOT TO GET MY LATIN
Latin seems to he as we would say,
A pest and an awful one too;
Why every time you want to go away,
There’s that Latin a starin' at you And it seems to say—
No, no, you can't go away,
Just stay at home and get your Latin.
So I have got to miss all that fun and laughin’ Just ’cause I got to get my Latin.
You know the other night,
When the moon was shinin' bright.
And everything seemed to he gay,
I heard someone say—
Let’s go over to so and so’s tonight.
Well, I was just ready to go.
And ’twould have been so much fun you know,
When I just happened to think
Instead of enjoying their fun and laughin'
I had to stay home and get my Latin.
But I fooled old Mr. Latin one day;
The night before I’d been away,
And 'twas late when I got home.
I went right straight to bed;
Next day when noon came 'round And I was feelin’ sleepy Every time I did a thing The Latin made me creepy.
I just felt it in my bones That a test was cornin’ our way And sure enough that very day Just a quiz on the vocabulary;
Oh, dear, it makes me weary.
But somehow I got a grade—
The first I’d got this year,
I don’t know and I don’t kear.
Then just yesterday we had another one And 1 studied ’till 1 had them all,
Then only two percent above the level,
But that is nothing at all.
I’ll do worse before the term expires,
For I have vowed that nevermore Will I give up fun and laughin'
Just ’cause I got to study my Latin.
—FI or i nr 7 ukajooseTHOUGHTS OF A FRESHMAN
Four more years in the prison.
Peerin’ thru the bars;
Watchin’ the leaves in breezes playin'
And by chance a passing car.
Memories came drifting back
Of the days since passed by,
And I sit here wandering, watching;
Passing thoughts as but a sigh.
The worst day of them all Is when we get our card;
If then, we a little studied,
Phis life wouldn’t be so hard.
As I live here on and on,
Markin' the days upon the wall;
I'm waitin’ ’till the day comes That shall end it all.President,
John Allen Daryl Baker Harold liaine Howard Battels Dwight Baughman Lewis Berger Wallace Crouse Raymond Cummins ludson Doersam Howard Earl James Ferrall Luther Fisher Paul Harrod Leonard Henry Douglas Hermon Allan High Ralph Kennedy Burl Klingler Keith Klingler Stanley Klingler Paul Law Russel Long
Russei. Long Vice President, Frankie Smith
Sec. Treas., Marguerite Tremain
CLASS COLORS Blue and Gold
CLASS FLOWER C hr ys anthem u m
Richard Main Forest Mertz Clarence Moore Gail Moore Otho Moore Malcolm Morrison Harold Reams Clayton Schafer Fa I ford Shroyer C harles Street Louie Wagner Moston Wood Sanford Wright Clyde Wvcoff Justin Klingler Roger McCoppin Clona Brame Betty Conner Madge Earl Dorris Ellis Trolla Gallant Alice Gesaman
Evelyn Goddard Wildah Heldman Eva Catharine Hcsser Juanita Hesser Luella Hilty Ruth Ingledue Elizabeth Klingler Eunice Lowrnan Flora McCurdy Dorothy Povenmire Mildred Ream Kathryn Reese Krankie Smith Mildred Speer Luella Stonehill Madaline Taylor Marguerite Tremain Kathryn Weity Grace Anna Wood Frances ZickafooseFRESHMEN ACTIVITIES
A. U. S. 1925
Dear Upperclassmen, Teachers and Friends of Ada High School:
Well, we have in our estimation, finished the year quite successfully. Some of you have accused us of being green and fre h. As for being fresh we hope we shall never grow stale.
Some of the classrooms were so hard to find that they seemed like the elusive four-leaf clovers. While we were not boning on the next day’s lessons, we were trying to get acquainted with the High School.
We were very fond of our teachers. It grieved us so much sometimes when one of them left the room that w e could hardly control ourselves. Thousands of little white aeroplanes went flying about the room. There would be an incessant buzzing, then somebody would give the signal—“Here comes Miss Crawford.” No more aeroplanes were in the air and the room was so quiet that you could hear the clock tick. We hardly knew what to think when we heard that Mr. Kessler had the mumps. We wondered who would teach our General Science and hoped fervently that no one would. Finally, after a lot of foraging we got Mr. McElwain. We liked Miss Snyder and Miss Barnes. They were always so smiling and so pleasant.
Of course we are just insignificant little Freshies, but sometimes we made you jump around some. We organized a boys’ basketball team and won the interclass basketball contest. When the call was issued for football men, the lowly Freshmen responded with a true school spirit. They must have been a sort of tonic to the good players with their refreshing vigor.
Well, we kept plodding on until the great and renowned turkey day came. Everybody went home and filled up on turkey, cranberry sauce, pie, and all other of the fine and delicious foods served on the various menus. Some even gorged themselves so much that they had the “tummy ache” and were not able to report for the daily grind the following Monday.
When Christmas came we went home and went to bed early like all good little boys and girils, so that Santa would be sure to come. There were rumors about that Malcolm Morrison wrote to Santa for a little train of cars that really runs on a track, but this has not been confirmed. Oh, yes, 1 forgot to mention our two great pugilists. One day, as rumor has it. Moston Wood and Malcolm Morrison thought that they would like to see which one was the best fighter. It seems that they agreed that the one who could knock the other through Crotinger's plate glass window first would win. Finally, with a heave and a great crashing of glass Moston hurled Malcolm through the window. We sincerely hope that Mr. Crotinger had the window insured.
When the call was sent out for contestants for the interclass contest we responded with that eagerness that only Freshmen can be privileged to feel. We chose that powerful and convincing writer, Frankie Smith, for the short story. For the oration we chose “Bug” Long, the second Everett. We chose Elizabeth Klingler for the reading.
Before long we will have to say goodby to our beloved title, “Freshie.” It is with regret we bequeath the title and all the popularity that goes with it to our successors. We hope that the title will prove as becoming to them as it has to us.
The FreshiesSCHOOL COURTESY
In the early days of our country’s history and even before that time in European countries, especially in France and England, great stress was placed on the rules of manner and etiquette. As soon as the children began their school work, the girls were taught to make a courtesy and ihe boys a formal bow upon entering and leaving the school room. The French have continued to put great emphasis on their recognized rides of behavior. Their customs have been copied to a greater or lesser extent by other civilized nations.
In our own country, in the days just following the Revolution, finishing schools for young ladies were opened in all the states. In these schools little attention was given to academic subjects but instruction was given in drawing, music, French and conventional deportment.
For many years the rank of a person was judged according to the strictness with which he adhered to established forms. In European countries social standing is still so judged. But during the rapid development of this country our people have learned that the real things that count in life are not superficial manners but kindness, honesty and sincerity.
Courtesy is an essential and people are coming to realize it more and more. It is one of the big factors in life. Little tots are taught it in the home. In the lower grades drills in polite things to do and say in public are given. Our school years are to prepare us for our life work. Since courtesy will be such a large factor in our success we ought to begin to practice it now.
Courtesy means politeness and:
“Politeness is to do and say
The kindest thing in the kindest way.”
Therefore it must be the keystone of any organization if it is to be a successful one. It is evident then, since the individuals must meet each other daily, a routine of work and interchange of thought be carried on, that courtesy is necessary in our school life on the part of the pupils, teachers and parents, that they may co-operate for the best interests of all.
Neither the pupils, teachers, nor parents are always as courteous as they might be. Most discourteous things are due to thoughtlessness. We neglect to think how we would feel if we were in the place of the other person. For instance, I suppose almost every pupil has been guilty of laughing and jeering when another pupil has made a mistake, asked a foolish question, or failed to understand a subject. We forget that once in a while we make mistakes and how embarassed we feel. Sometimes it makes us feel like not trying any more for fear we do make another mistake. Then the pupil becomes self-conscious and unable to do his best work. Often the matter is made worse if the teacher joins in the merriment or administers a reprimand. Pupils appreciate teachers who tell them of their mistakes calmly and answer their questions politely, not giving answers such as, “Did I say so?”
The teacher somethimes becomes justly angry, after she has taken time to explain a subject, to find some of the pupils, usually the ones who never understand anything, are not paying attention. When she reproves them severely, they say that she is a very cross teacher They never stop to think that she had a right to become angry, because there is nothing more impolite than this.
If the teachers and pupils are not polite it is particularly hard for new pupils. To he friendly to new pupils and to help them become acquainted with other pupils is to win their lasting friendship.. Courtesy goes a long way in winning new friends and keeping old ones.
The way foreigners are treated in the public schools is told in the "Americanization of Edward Bok.” When he entered the public schools of this country he could not speak English. At recess when the children went out of doors to play Edward and his brother were the center of their torment. Finally in desperation Edward singled out the leader and gave him a lesson in that language that all boys all over the world understand. He won the fight. After this occurance he had the respect of all the pupils of the school. Incidents of this sort prove that the public school pupils try to make things as hard as possible for foreigners instead of being kind to them and helping them to learn the ways and wonderful advantages of this country so that they will not long for their old homes.
When the teacher is not feeling well, some of the pupils misbehave just to aggrevate her and to hear what she will say instead of being as quiet as possible. Teachers have a great many things to remember and many difficult problems to meet, of which the pupils know nothing. We might be very sympathetic if we knew the nervous strain under which they work. We always feel like being polite to teachers who do not demand so much from us when we do not feel well.
A similar thing is for pupils to act uncivil when another pupil has taken charge of theSCHOOL COURTESY— Continued
class, because it is necessary for the regular instructor to be absent. This does not show courtesy to the pupil in charge of the class nor respect to the regular teacher.
Teachers and parents, because they are looking at things from different angles, often expect impossibilities of each other. For example, parents may expect a teacher’s individual help tc pupils who need it. They have a right to expect it but the teacher may have a porrly equipped school room, a large class, or a particularly unruly group of students and be unable to give individual help. This same teacher may hope that the parents will give the necessary help at home; but because of sickness in the home or incompetence on the part of the parents, who have not been trained for this particular kind of work, this may be impossible. This may engender unkind feeling between the parents and the teacher. A good motto for all teachers, parents and pupils would be, “Don’t get angry; find the cause.” Courtesy is an asset, never a liability.
This extract taken from a poem written by Hilaire Bellor, a writer who is half French and half Irish, ought to be an inspiration to us all:
“Of courtesy; it is much less
Than courage of heart or holiness,
Vet in my walks, it seems to me
That the Grace of God is in our courtesy.”
—Kathryn IK city ’28
(Prize •winning essay in contest inducted by Ada Kiwanis Club.)
To us it is true That this school is blue On Monday.
And it is a fright When we don’t seem right On Tuesday.
Our school is the “Apple”
If we don’t have chapel On Wednesday.
The atmosphere’s hazy When we feel lazy
But we all feel better When school is all over On Friday.
We always stay in bed As has always been said On Saturday.
But we don’t feel so funny To get our lessons for Monday On Sunday.
—Clyde IKycoff ’28JFHK ATHLETIC BOARD
The Hoard of 1924-1925 has been a hard working bunch. Theirs is possibly the greatest responsibility in athletics, that of handling the money efficiently.
The first of the school year found them with 98c and many unpaid lulls.
The annual association drive netted them $195.00 and since that time over $3500 has been taken in, most of which has been expended for equipment for all of the teams, light, rent, and other necessities. The whole interior of the gym was re-decorated, and the floor resurfaced.
A new constitution has been formed as the old one, made when the association was organized, has proved inadequate for our present needs.
The Athletic Board, this year, is hoping to leave a considerable sum in the treasury so that athletics of next year may have a flying start.
Walter Ferrall has proved himself to be a very able president. Other officers are, vice-president. Eleanor Campbell; secretary treasurer, Mary Campbell; and the faculty advisor, Mr. Findley. —Mary Campbell '25
Bottom ro«r, left to right: Davis, Lantz, Ferrall, Campbell, M. Campbell. Middle row: McElroy, Brecheisen. Boyd, Kessler. Miller.
Top ro it : McClery, Findley, Mustard.INTER-CLASS CONTEST
Inter Class Contest! The mere mention of the words arouses the spirit of every student in High School. The contestants were chosen and on April 3, the fatal night arrived. The windows w’ere decorated as usual with the colors of each class and the stage was topped with the latest cross word puzzle creation, done in Purple and Gold. The seats in the High School Auditorium were filled and the spirit of the contestants was kept up by the enthusiastic cheering by the High School students in the balcony.
Those who contested for the reading were Dorothy Moorman, Susanna Lantz, Mary McLaughlin and Elizabeth Klingler. The Seniors came out on top with Dorothy Moorman, whose record we are proud of, having won the reading for three years. Russel Long of the Freshman class lost the oration to Mark Warren, who had won the oration last year. The short story was won by Ruth Daily, a Sophomore. Others who tried were Trola McCurdy, Opal Cook and Frankie Smith.
The Juniors won the laurels of victory in debate. Loraine Crawford and Leslie Cribly defeated Fred Williams and Ralph McCleary, representing the Seniors. The music numbers were as follows: selection by the High School Orchestra and High School Octette; a piano duet. “The Poet and Peasant," by Marjorie Dietrick and Alice Allan; and violin solo by Aldisa Freeman. While the judges were preparing their decision, the Seniors put on a stunt entitled “Rejected Suitors." The judges rendered their decision. What a surprised bunch of Sophomores when they were announced victors. The Seniors had won the cup for two consecutive years and did not begrudge giving it to their sister class.
The following evening at 6:30 the Inter Class banquet was held in the Methodist church. All present appreciated the work of the committee as the food was excellent and the decorations were beautiful. Interesting toasts were given by the faculty and members of the school board and the various classes. —Aldisa Freeman ’25DEBATING TEAMS
Ada High School can well be proud of their representation in the battles of knowledge and wits. The teams of 1925 did well in living up to the reputation set for them by former teams.
With some experienced and some inexperienced debaters who all performed their parts well, the contest ended with one victory and one defeat. The question which was one of current interest was "Resolved that the Child Labor Amendment Should be Adopted to Our Constitution.” Our affirmative team met the Delphos negative team on the Ada floor and gave such a convincing debate as to warrant a three to nothing decision of the judges. The affirmative team was composed of Florence Barnes, Clarence Gray and Robert Wilson. Aldisa Freeman served as alternate.
The negative team attacked Upper Sandusky away from home and although they established a fine argument they lost by a two to one decision. The Upper Sandusky team has not lost a debate on their home floor for fifteen years. The negative team is composed of Grace McGuffy, Leland States, and Walter Ferrall. and Mozelle McElroy, alternate.
The teams worked hard and spent much time preparing themselves for the contest. However, to Superintendent C. C. Crawford, who coached the teams and gave much of his time in making of them convincing and well informed speakers, the debaters feel that the greatest amount of credit is due. —Robert Wilson '25SENIOR CLASS FLAY
On April 23rd the Senior class of Ada High School presented the play “Aaron Boogs, Freshman,” at Lehr of Ohio Northern University. The members of the cast presented their different parts with unusual ability.
Aaron Boggs (Byron Roman), a verdant freshman, while being hazed by the upper classmen is rescued by Lizzie (Ruth Mustard), the hoarding house waitress who proves to be an old town girl of his. She circulates around that Aaron Boggs comes from a wealthy family whereupon he is rushed by the students, and is elected president of the Freshman class. The students learn they have been tricked and Aaron at last finds his true place in the school world and Lizzie Maud waiting for him.
Around Clarence Gray as “Happy” and Margret Fry as “Cherry” a pleasing love affair is woven, while Robert Wilson as “Beau" and Marjorie Detrick as “Evelyn” delighted the audience by their aristocratic airs.
Aldisia Freeman as “Mrs. Chubbs,” was an ideal rooming house mother, and Lucy Hayden as “Mrs. Pickens,” a type who only knows what is going on around the whole town.
The remainder of the cast was well represented by Roeliffe Eldridge as “Pepper Jervis,” Arthur Cotner as “Mr. Chubbs,” Mildred Friedly as “Dolly,” the vaudeville actress; Ray McCleary as “Cad,” Dorothy Detrick as “Lois," George Binkley as “Mr. Boggs,” Ralph McCleary as “Abey,” the typical Jew; and Joe Brecheisen as “Casey Jones." Eleanor Campbell, Alice Allen, Ruth Church, and Mary Campbell as admirers of football stars and Robert Jameson and Fred Williams as the professors.
The Seniors feel that their play has been an unusual success due mostly to the coaching of Miss Margaret Fairchilds.
tHIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
“Music hath the power to charm the savage breast.” The old saying has not gone amiss with the type of music rendered by our High School Orchestra which charms not the wild beast, but instead the spirited young folks of our High School by the excellent interpretation of difficult selections.
lo Mr. Routsen most of the credit must be given for giving of his time and patience to make the orchestra a capable group of musicians.
The orchestra has made several public appearances before various organizations including the Kiwanis club, the Pa rent-Teachers Association, Franklin Literary Society of O. N. IT., and expects to play at several graduation exercises in nearby towns.
—Trola McCurdy ’25PEP CLUB
This is the Pep Club of 1925—so named because of their lively bunch of members, known among themselves as “the gang.” The “Pep Brownies" have had with the close of this successful year two long years of life. They were organized by Miss Hunter at the beginning of 1924 school year with the purpose to keep old Ada Hi in its right class. The year of 1924 was very successful and the High School body began to look forward to the tricks of the "Pep Brownies..... With the year the club left as a remembrance of them and their work a large clock for the study hall, presenting Ernie with the key, charging him never to fail to have it wound.
This year the club re-organized with Ruth Mustard as president and added many new members to their number. They have endeavored to make their group one never to be forgotten by their everlasting pep and school spirit. The social emblem of the Pep Club i the ever popular “pot luck.” To earn their money they have sold candy, pop-corn and frost pies at the athletic activities. This year they are leaving to the beloved school, a new desk for the assembly, and a small gift for each of the teams. —Dorothy Detrick 25THE HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS
One of the most important musical organizations in Ada High School is the Chorus, composed of fifty live wire members, making music a real and worth while success. The Boys’ and ('iris (ilee Clubs are separate bodies this year. They both meet together once every week. Each has appeared several times before the High School body and the Parents-'Teachers association, as well as before the Kiwanis club and the Franklin Literary Society of Ohio Northern University.
Each member is to be congratulated on his or her part in making the delightful romantic operetta, “In Old Louisianna, such a musical success. Miss Bvard, musical director and Mr Routsen who conducted the musical accompaniment must be given a great share of praise for their effort and patience. The members of the cast, many of whom appeared for the first time in a musical comedy, made eloquent lawyers and demure southern maidens and courtly southern gentlemen.John: This will he our Athletic section. Hetty: I’m sure it will he lovely.
ATHLETICSSIDNEY R. BOYD, COACH OF ATHLETICS
Under the able coaching of Mr. Boyd, Ada High ended another very successful year on the field of sport. Coach Boyd is a graduate of Muskingum College in the Class of ’21, where he had starred in Basketball and Baseball.
He came to Ada after coaching three years at Barnesville, Ohio. It was largely through the efforts of Mose Morehead (our former coach) that we were able to get Mr. Boyd to take charge of athletics in Ada Hi.
When Mr. Boyd came to Ada he had a great task before him and that was to put out a team that would stack up with the teams put out by Ada High in former years. To glance back over the past season we find that Mr. Boyd has accomplished his task very well as Ada has won 36 out of 50 athletic contests which is very good as there were only three letter men back in football and two in basket ball.
Mr. Boyd deserves credit for his untiring efforts in behalf of the teams and the school. We hope that he may have great success in years to come along the line of athletics.
ORIX R. FINDLEY, FACULTY MANAGER
At the first of the year the Athletic Association held an election for Faculty Manager, at which time Mr. Findley was given this high salaried position.
Mr. Findley came to Ada after being principal at Lakeville High School for two years. After being informed of his new office “Huck” got down to business and has been kept busy all year bv the duties of the office.
Mr. Findley fits well as Faculty Manager as he has new and clever ideas which he has put into use. such as painting different colored signs on the sidewalks to remind the town people of the coming game. This year the season was started without a cent in the treasury and
through the efforts and able management of Mr. Findley there is enough in »..«
start off next season.
On all trips and at all games Mr. Findley was present to help in any way and he was always in favor of anything to add to the appearance of the team. Throughout the year, Mr. Findley has proved to be a hard worker and an all around good fellow and is liked by everyone.
(Ada High School, 1924)
Sept. 26—Mt. Corey...Here
Oct. 4—Vanlue .......Here
Oct. 11—Carey .......There
Oct. 18—South .......Here
Oct. 25—Bluffton ....There
Nov. 1—Kenton .......Here.
Nov. 8—Lima Central Here
Nov. 15—Van Wert....Here
Nov. 21—Kenton ......1 here
Ada 1—Mt. Corey (forfeit)
Ada 74—Vanlue ...........
Ada n—Carey .............
Ada 14—Bluffton .........
Ada 3s—Kenton ...........
Ada 13—Lima Central
Ada .21—Van Wert
FOOTBALL SQUADFOOTBALL '24
The first football practice for the season of 24 was held on the first day of school, Sept, 8th. The prospects were not very bright and it was the task of Coach Boyd to build a winning eleven to compete with some of the best teams in this district. After three weeks of practice we took on the fast and experienced Mt. Cory team. The Ada team made a fine showing; but was unable to work together as it was the first game for eight men. Mt. Cory was able to shove across two touchdowns for a 13 to 0 count. (This game was later forfeited to Ada on account of ineligibility of the Mt. Cory players.) The first win of the season was chalked up against Van Luc High. The visitors lacked experience and were unable to penetrate the Ada line or run the ends and were overwhelmed by a 74 to 0 score. The following Saturday we journeyed to Carey, to do battle with the strong Carey High. The Ada eleven was unable to stop the end running Carey team and lost by a 34 to 13 score. The last half was very close, each team scoring one touchdown. The next defeat of the season was suffered at the hands of Lima South who received the breaks of the game and won by 13 to 0 score.
Having lost three games to date, the Ada eleven intended to get revenge at Bluffton. This game might be said to be the best game of the season and also one of the greatest comebacks ever staged by an Ada High School team. At the end of the third quarter the score was 13 to 0 in favor of Bluffton and in the final period the big red eleven put over two touchdowns and beat Bluffton by a single point, 13 to 14.
The following week the Kenton “Wildcats” were met at home and conquered by a 38 to 0 score. Kenton was unable to stop our one-man team and did not endanger our goal line.
On November 8th the Lima Central “Green Dragons" were met on the University Field. This game was very close and exciting but Ada was on the long end of a 12 to 13 score. The features of the game were Scott’s run for a touchdown on a recovered fumble and Brecheisen’s two long passes.
In the last home game of the season, Ada got revenge for the previous year’s defeat by trouncing Van Wert 21 to 0. Van Wert, who had a winning team was unable to stop our end runs and aerial attack.
We played the final game of the season at Kenton on November 21st in a downpour of rain and a muddy field. The weather conditions proved a hindrance to our famous pass system, so the local eleven were forced to resort to line plunges and end runs. In the first half the Big Red eleven annexed 16 points to Kenton's 0. In th last half the Wildcats were able to score via passes. The final score was 2S to 7 in favor of Ada. The feature of the game was Capt. Brecheisen’s interception of a foward pass and a 60-yard run for a touchdown.
A review of the season shows that Ada won 7 and lost 2 games, scoring 199 points to their opponents’ 79. The worst defeat of the season was suffered at the hands of Carey, who made a good showing against Waite High, who were national football champions. 'The other defeat was by Lima South, who had one of the best seasons in the history of the school. The chances for a winning team for next season are very bright, as only five men are lost by graduation and there are capable substitutes to take their places.
The night after the Kenton game the members of the football squad were guests at a banquet given by the Senior girls. The main event of the banqut was the presence of Mose Morehead, our former coach who had returned from New Concord to see us trounce Kenton. He wras pleased with our success and gave his best regards to Ada High. Robert Allen was elected Captain of the 425’’ team by the squad after the banquet. The graduating members of the squad wish next year’s team the best kind of success in the coming season.RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT
In looking back over the past year in athletics in Ada High School one would sav that it had been a success. If points of games won might be the standard it certainly would lie. for the varsity teams won thirty-one contests and lost ten. However, a season must not be judged always by the scorebook. As far as team spirit, loyalty, and co-operation are concerned we must lay claim to successful athletics. Without these a championship would not be a winner. Qualities must be built into the lives of the players, which will be as valuable as facts gained in the schoolroom, if athletics arc to furnish any educational values.
Not only should the players be congratulated for their good work but the school and fans as well for their support. Ada fans are hard losers but they are good losers. Everyone realized that many of the players acquitted themselves to the best of their ability.
We often think that when we lose some good athletes that their positions cannot be filled. In high schools that thing happens every year and is generally overcome before the season is ended. With a nucleus of experienced players available for each team next year, the other players can be developed. In basketball most of the substitute boys and girls got in a number of games, so that they will be able to work into the vacant positions. I here will be seven letter men eligible for football, considerably more than last year. Let us hope that the good team spirit and the loyalty of the fans will enable Ada High to carry on next year with continued success. —Coach Boyd
“Coach Boyd." Favorite speech: “If you win this game you can win all of the rest of them."
“Red" Brecheisen. “Our one-man team that Pugh was going to stop."
“Dick" Long. He made both of the touchdowns against Bluffton. He originated the saying, “A little bit of pep."
“Scotty." Stole the ball from a Central man and ran away with it.
“Bob” Allen. Had sweet dreams in the game against Carey and thought he was out in the porch swing.
“Din." After working all season he made a touchdown against Van Wert. On the trip to Columbus he was given the name of Yost.
"Pete" always postponed his fight until after the game and then failed to show up.
“Fat” was the only member of the team who was afraid of hurting his opponent.
“Bill's" Favorite expression was, “Did you see me hit that man?"
“Gilly" was able to make one tackle against Carey.
"Jamie." Did you see him lined up against the elephant from Y'an Wert?
“Stemp” ri11 wonders who it was who socked him on the head in the Lima Central game.
“Fancy." The fellow who got tuff to the lad from Van Lue.
“Blackie" played a bang up game against Bluffton.
“The Second Team" were known through the season as the “Four Horsemen of Notre Dame."TROPHIES
During the past years, Ada High School has made a name for itself throughout Ohio as a result of its numerous athletic victories. In the trophy case in the halls of Ada High may he seen many cups and trophies earned in athletic contests. When were they won? Who won them? And where were they won? are some of the many questions asked by wondering students and visitors. Back in 1920 Ada High was represented by a very powerful Basket Ball team. Phis team went thru the season with numerous victories and only one defeat. In 1918 and 1919 Bluffton college held a Basket Ball tournament In 1920 Ada decided to enter and see what it was all about. Ada's husky crew composed of Doc Lonas, Chic Smith. Bud Anspach, Laird McElroy, Herb Greer and Kip Brecheisen made a name for themselves. The first game was played with Lima South. It was said by Lima people that the winner of this game would win the tournament. South fell. 30 Co 2. Next in line came the defeat of Vaughnsville. 28 to 13; Lafayette 36 to 19, and Bluffton 33 to 13. ‘‘Hail!” Ada High was crowned with Central Champions. We were presented a large 3-year cup and a permanent cup. Lonas, Smith and Anspach were picked on the All Tournament Team.
During the fall of 1920 Ada High was one of the most favored football teams in Ohio. They slaughtered St. Marys, Kenton twice. Van Wert and Findlay on successive week en 1 games. Stivers High School of Dayton, long noted for their great athletics, were scheduled to play Ada. Everybody predicted defeat for the Purple and Gold warriors of Ada High. When the smoke of battle had risen, Ada emerged victors by a 13 to 7 count. Athletic officials of Miami University, upon hearing of the victory, awarded Ada the much coveted Miami Cup. This made Ada not only champions of Northwestern Ohio but of Southern Ohio as well.
Again in 1921 Ada High won the West Central title at Bluffton college. Ada ran away with Waynesfield 28 to 8, Fremont 23 to 11, Kenton 28 to 10 and won the title by defeating Rockford 29 to 13. Four members of the team were picked for the All I ournament I earn. They were: Doc Lonas, Chic Smith, Bud Anspach and Laird McElroy, captain. I hey were going to put the whole team on the all stars but thought that the runners up should have a little credit. Ada went to Delaware to compete in the State Tournament. We defeated Cleve-TROPHIES— Contitiued
land South, Euclid, Dennison, Gallon and finally lost to Mt. Vernon, the state champions. As a result of our win at Bluffton, we were again awarded the three-year cup, giving us two legs on it and were awarded a one-year cup.
Beginning the season of 1922, Ada saw little hope of again winning the tournament as only one letter man returned from last year’s championship five. We did have a good season despite the fact that we were playing against great odds. Ada entered the Bluffton Tournament with all of their fight and determination. We nosed out a victory over New Bremen 11 to 9. The crowd yelled, ‘‘Fake Ada home,” and such. The first game, however gave us our cue, and we took West Liberty, Middleburg, and Spencerville into camp by big scores. The final game was Lafayette vs. Ada. Lafayette had already defeated us twice before that season. Ada played their greatest game that night. Skipper Dickson played the greatest game of all time and we defeated Lafayette 27 to 14. Ada was awarded the much fought over cup as a permanent trophy. We were also awarded the one-year cup.
The season of 1S22 was very successful for Ada High. We lost only one game but nevertheless we were doped to finish third in the tournament. We drew a bye for the first game. Our first game was with Lima Central. Not much scoring was done during the game, as the guards for each team were fine. Ada finally proved their superiority and when the game was over we were on the long end of an 8 to 7 score. Next came Lima South. This game was a duplicate of the first game with Central with very little scoring and close guarding. South led by one point up until the last two seconds of play, when a South man passed into Raabe’s hands, Raabe shot. Everything was as still as death. The ball hit the rim of the basket, rolled around and fell in. Just then the pistol cracked. Ada was awarded the cup and were again district champions for the fourth consecutive time. As champions of the district, we were given the privilege of entering the State Tournament at Columbus. We were defeated by Lorain 15 to 13 our first game. Lorain elated by their win over Ada Core through the tournament and emerged State Champions.
In 1924, after the first team was defeated in the Sectional Tournament, our second team, which was very strong, decided to win a tournament. They entered the class “B Hardin County Tournament at Brown Gym. After meeting and defeating the best teams there, our team was awarded a cup and given a title, “Hardin County Champions.” I he girls, not to be outdone, won the girls championship of Hardin County. They outclassed every opponent and smothered Mt. Victory in the final game, 35 to 1. They, too, were awarded a cup.
In 1925, the Ada High girls had the honor of being the only team from Ada to win a cup. They easily defeated their opponents in the Hardin County Tournament and were awarded a cup and the championship for the second consecutive time. Four girls were selected on the ‘All Star Team.” They were: B. I.antz, Connor, Battels and Campbell.
The class of 1914 decided that something should be done to make the inter-class contest more worth working for, awarded a cup to the winner of the contest for 1924. I he class of 1925 had the honor of being the first class to win the coveted prize. This cup will be awarded annually to the class winning the contest.
After turning back the pages of Ada High School’s history, and seeing how these many cups have been won, a person must wonder how Ada did it. 1 hey won through team work, their willingness to sacrifice for their school’s honor and sportsmanship. Ada High, although smaller than most of their opponents, year after year turns out teams that are successful against the best which Ohio affords. No wonder opposing teams arc filled with awe when they hear our old war cry, “Ada High is Known of Old.”Dec.
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13—Belle Center...............Here Ada
20—St. Marys .................Here...........Ada
3—Columbus Grove.............There Ada
16— Van Wert................There Ada
17— Mt. Gilead Here Ada
30—Lima Central.............'There Ada
13—Kenton ....................Here Ada
20— St Rose There ........A la
21— Bucyrus ................There Ada
26—South .....................Here Ada
Lima South .............................Ada
13-14—Regional Tournament Findlay
Toledo Waite ...........................Ada
11— Kenton .............26
30— Lima Central........22
12— Kenton .............16
16— South ..............15
31— Findlay ............19
17— Kenton .............18
SEASON SCORE ..............................Ada 367—Opponents 309
"Red" Brecheisen. As skipper of the team Red piloted his crew through a very successful season. After playing three years as a guard he was shifted to forward his last year. Red was noted for his snappy passing and good all around Basket Ball.
“Dick" Long. He was known for his ability to out-jump and out-smart his opponents. Dick’s specialty was shooting from the foul line. After playing as a regular for three years Dick was elected captain of the next year’s team.
"Bob" Jameson. 'This was Bob’s first year on the first team, having played on the
Championship second team the year before. He was in every play and helped keep the
opposing players from scoring.
“Walt” Stemple. He played the other guard position and literally burned up the hardwood with his speed. As his first year upon the first team he displayed fine form and held
his man in check at all times. . . ,
"Scott}'" Scott. Scotty played the other regular forward. This is his first year on the regular team. He always played a hard game. His specialty was shots from the side of the
floor in which he maintained a good average. ... , . , ,
"Din” Baransy. Altho not a regular this year he played hard in all games in which he performed. He has two more years to play and more will be heard from him in the next
seasons. . , .
“Foxy" Ferrall. As a manager he could not be beaten. He was always on the job and put in much time and labor in keeping the gym in good shape. "Foxy” also subbed on the first team and was a dependable player.VARSITY BASKET BALI
The Ada High Bovs' team, with only two regulars back from last year, had a very successful season, winning twelve out of seventeen games. Ada’s first foe was Belle Center who proved to he easy and Ada won handily 19 to 10. The next game with St. Marys was played during the Christmas vacation. St. Marys boasted that they were out for the State Championship, but Ada won 36 to 10. Columbus Grove was the next victim for the fast Ada crew, 22 :o
10. The next game was played with the “Wildcats" of “East of Ada." After leading during the first half Ada lost to Kenton when the “Cats" began using their “Big Bertha's" to a good advantage. Score 26 to 11. On Jan. 16th Ada journeyed to Van Wert. After Ada got a one-point lead the Purple and Gold hasketeers gave the greatest exhibition of stalling ever seen upon the Van Wert floor. Score Ada 13, Van Wert 12.
The next game was played with Mt. Gilead. They came here as unknown quantity. Ada won after a hard fight, 25-18. Delphos St. John’ , the team that gave Ada the drubbing in ’24, proved to he no match for Ada and lost 39-28. The team displayed one of their best games against Central at Lima. Ada started scoring at the tip off and they were never threatened by Central. Altho Central tried desperately to overcome our lead they were stopped in the attempt by the Ada guards.
Bluffton proved to be easy for the Ada hardwood artists, loosing 22-13. All of the subs were given a chance to strut their stuff in this struggle.
Kenton, Friday 13th, “Black Wildcats.” What was the result? Ada lost 16-12. Kenton piled up such a great lead that Ada was unable to overcome it altho we out-played and out-scored Kenton in the final period.
St. Rose, the team that was easy in '24, proved to be the toughest opponents of the season. St. Rose piled up twelve points before Ada left the post. The team played a whirlwind game and beat St. Rose in an overtime game, 24-23.
After leading the entire game we were nosed out by Bucyrus and lost the game 28-31. The team played a fine game and deserved to win. The last home game of the season was played at the Brown Gymnasium with Lima South. Ada playing the fastest and smartest game, won by a 17 to 12 score.
The next chance to show our wares was at the Sectional Tourney at Kenton. Ada drew Lima South for their first game. This proved to be one of the best games of the Tourney. It was very close and the winner was in doubt until the final whistle which spelled defeat for the Lima aggregation by a 16-15 score. Our next foe was the fast Findlay five. They were unable to stop our fast offense and lost 31 to 19. In the last half all of the subs were used in order to save the regulars for the final game.
The finals of the tourney was an Ada-Kenton affair. Ada started the game in true Championship style and led at the half-way mark. In the final period Kenton was able to beat us by an 18-17 score. This game has caused probably more talk than any other High School game. Ada should have won many say, but we did not.
The following week as a runner-up we entered the Regional Tourney at Findlay. We drew Waite Hi of Toledo. The team failed to show their usual form and lost to Waite 26-5.
Thus ended a successful season for Ada High. The team has done very well and is to be congratulated for its success.
GIRLS’ BASKET BALL
(Hardin County Champions) THE SEASON S SCORE
16— Van Wert
17— Mt. Gilead 24—Ridgeway 29—Dola
13— Kenton ..
14— Bucyrus .
27— Mt. Victory.
10 10 ... Here
2 . . Ada 24 Here
9 Ada 11 ... There
14 Ada 24 There
. 7 Ada 18 There
9 18 ...
4 ...Ada 33 ... Here
21 Ada 28 ... There
21 Ada 26 ... Here
16 14 ..Here
.22 21 ... There
4 45 ... Here
a 28 ... There
5 Ada 57 .. Here
. 4 40 .. Here
13 Ada 27 .. Here
TournamentGIRLS’ BASKET BALL— Continued
The Ada girls can boast of a very successful season during the year of 24 and ’25. They were fortunate to have six letter girls back on the team and several subs as excellent material. After a couple of weeks of strenuous practice, Coach Boyd proclaimed his team ready to challenge any. So on Dec. 19, in Ada's gym, they met Belle Center which ended in a tie score of 10-10. Due to a rule in Girls’ Basket Ball, a tie cannot be played off, but the Ada girls were anxious to do so, that they might have the feeling of victory instead of a tie.
The last game before rhe holidays was played at home with Forest, in which our girls showed just what professionals they were by winning 24-2.
After a glorious vacation in which every member insisted they trained, (Oh Yes) the girls journeyed to Columbus Grove to show their wares. The game proved to be a very exciting one, but Ada was able to put one extra basket in, making the final score 11-9.
The next week Ada went to Kenton to show them that we are not necessarily handicapped by their extra large floor, but that we would make ourselves “right-to-hoine,” we defeated them 24-14. Every Ada girl played as they never did before and each proved a star in her own position.
Next, the team traveled to Van Wert. They did not know just what kind of a sextet they were up against, because the Van Wert victory of 28-19 still remained in their minds. But they were determined to fight to a finish, and when the game ended, Ada was ahead by an easy margin, 18-7.
The following night Mt. Gilead met Ada in Ada's gym. Mt. Gilead had been playing boys’ rules all season but consented to girls' rules. Ada expected a team who played boys’ rules to put up a hard fight but never once was Ada forced to exert herself. After giving our subs a little practice, Ada won 18-9.
On January 24, Ridgeway came here to be entirely out-classed to the tune of 33-4.
The next game proved a real game, when Ada journeyed to Dola to meet Coach Jameson's team. While no one started for Ada, every girl was able to hold her own and after a good, hard fight, Dola went down to defeat, 28-21.
On Feb. 6, Bluffton came over to Ada, to again give our subs a little practice. Without any exertion whatever on Ada’s part, we were able to score 26 points to Bluffton’s 9.
On an unlucky day, as Friday, the 13th proved to be, and with a gym crowded to capacity, the Ada girls met their first defeat at the hands of the Kenton sextet. Ada, being handicapped by the loss of one of her best forwards, was forced to fight to the limit, and at times they lead the Kenton girls. This game should have been a cinch for Ada after a crushing defeat on Kenton’s own floor. Ada girls might have been over-confident because of their successful season so far, but, whatever it was, no one can say Ada did not put up a real fight for first place. At the final whistle Kenton led by 2 points, 16-14.
On St. Valentine’s Day, Ada journeyed to Bucyrus. With the defeat of the night before stowed away, Ada had an A-l chance to show Bucyrus that they must be “our’’ Valentines. Every player was in excellent condition, and Ada led Bucyrus every minute until the very last, when they dropped a perfect basket, making the score 22-21, just as the whistle blew. Ada girls want it known to the boys of A. II. S., that they were not on a “tea party.
The next week Coach Poling’s team from Roundhead came to Ada to be trounced to the tune of 45 to 4. This was another good chance for Ada s subs to show their striking ability.
The last game before the tournament also proved a good practice game for the localGIRLS’ BASKET BALL —Continued
girls, when they journeyed to Dunkirk to hold them to a 28 to 0 score. The referee said he was going to have Dunkirk make one point if it took all night, but due to their inability to make baskets or even fouls, they went down with a nothing score.
After a week of hard practice, Ada entered the tournament with bells on. Their first victim was Mt. Victory, over whom they were able to score their first score of the season of over a half a hundred. Mt. Victory went home with a defeat of 57 to 5 fresh in their minds.
In the semi-finals, the local girls were able to trounce Roundhead for the second time, at a 40 to 4 score.
In the final game, which was played on Feb. 28, in Brown gym, Ada proved themselves the Hardin County champions by defeating Dola 27 to 13.
After a very successful season, in which the Ada girls won 14 out of 16 games, we bid adieu to those members who graduate, and give a toast of good cheer to the five letter girls and the excellent subs who will be back to make next year as successful a season as this one was.
A great deal of the credit goes to Coach Boyd, whose untiring patience, pep, and ability put the Ada girls through nearly every game with the score in their favor. Credit must also be given to Manager June Davis, who arranged an excellent schedule for the girls and who was a booster of the team every minute.
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PERSONNEL OF GIRLS’ TEAM
Betty Lantz, better known as ‘'Bet," captained the successful team of A. H. S. She played excellent ball at all times and deserves the credit for holding the left guard position for four years. “Bet” was rewarded for her good playing by being made captain of All Stars Team at the Hardin County Tournament.
Mildred Battels, who answers to any nickname, played right guard. Her ability to send the ball down the floor won Ada many a basket. This is Mildred’s second year. May her last two be as successful as her first two. She also made guard on the All Star team of Hardin County.
Marjorie Detrick, or “Marge,” played her last year as center. After four successful years at the one position, she wills the position to any future center. As a jumper, “Marge” was hard to beat.
Edith Conner, who answers to “Eddie," proved to be faster than any other center guard
of any team which the Ada team met this past year. She has one more year yet to shine. She
won center guard on the County All Star Team of Hardin County.
Eleanore Campbell, or “Doc," winner of All Star forward position receives the credit for being a sure shot. Her scoring ability has been the envy of many girls.
Suzanne Lantz, or “Sue,” played a swift game at left forward. Her ability to get the bali and her all around pass work with Elinore, was the cause of many baskets. “Sue” deserves credit for putting a lot of Pep into the team. (Especially when out of town.)
Mildred Campbell, for whom no one as yet has been able to find a nick name (probably
Dick can,) was first sub-forward and played in many games. She is a splendid player and will
be able to hold first place next year.
Eunice Carey, or “Charlie," played first sub-guard and her excellent team work and guarding proved too much for many of her opponents.
Honorable mention is also due our four girls whoever fitted out in first team uniforms and who were always out to practice to give the first team good opposition. They are Helen Asire, Frankie Smith, Eunice Lowman and Betty Conner. Many other girls deserve praise for their efforts to help the girls out in their prictices.
With only three girls graduating, the team of 1925-26 should show some class and we are all looking forward to another successful season.ADA SECOND TEAM
SEASON S SCORES
Ada Seconds.......... 6...........................................Forest
Ada Seconds......12...........................................Mt Victory
Ada Seconds......12...........................................Ridgeway ..
Ada Seconds..........12...........................................1)ola ......
Ada Seconds...... 7...........................................Dunkirk
Ada Seconds...... 7...........................................Roundhead
Ada Seconds...... 8...........................................Forest .....
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.18 . 6 26SUMMARY OF THE SEASON
The Ada second team were again entered in the Hardin County League and played against some hard opponents.
The first game of the season was played against the strong Forest Hi. The team was unable to work together and lost. After Christmas, Mt. Victory was met on their own floor but they were too good on their own floor and won. The next week we met Ridgeway at home and easily defeated them 12 to 3. On the following week we were unable to stop the fast Dola five and again lost 12-15. In our next regularly scheduled we met and defeated Roundhead to the tune of 33-6. In the last game of the league we lost to Dunkirk.
In the Hardin County Tournament we drew Roundhead which were defeated after an overtime period, 6-7. In the semi-finals we were defeated by Forest.
The Season for the second team has been a success not in the number of games won but for the experience gained by the members of the team who will make up the first team next year.
MEMBERS OF THE SECOND SQUAD
“Gilly” Gallant. Was a hard player and was alwavs after the ball. He will be a goo 1 man for the first team next year.
“Pete” Peterson. Was a good guard and whenever his opponent felt like it Pete would play football. Pete also subbed on the first team during the tournaments.
“Bob” Allen. This was Bob’s first year at Basket Ball but he has turned out to be a good eager. He played the center position and got the tip-off most of the time.
“Lee" States. He held down one of the forward’s positions and tossed most of the baskets for the team.
“Zig" Zigler. He could always be depended upon to do his part and was at the right place at the right time.
“Klondike” Shelly. Played his best in the tournament and proved a thorn to all opponents.
“Lou" Fisher. Was very accurate in his shots and passes. He played well against his larger opponents.
“Mack" McElroy. Was an able substitute and was always ready to do his part whenever called upon.THE CLASS TOURNAMENT
This year a class tournament was substituted for the C'lass League. In the first round of the tourney the Sophomores met the Freshmen five. This was a very good game and in the first half the score was very close but in the final period the Sophies were unable to stop the teamwork of the Freshies and lost, 27-8.
The next game was the Juniors vs. Seniors. This was also a very close game but by pep and fight the game ended with Coach Findley's team on the long end of a 9-5 score.
The next day the finals of the tournament were played off between the Seniors and the Freshmen. This game proved to be closer than the others. At the half, the Seniors led by a single point; but in the final period, the Freshmen were able to nose out the Seniors by a 7-8 score.
The class tournament this year was a great success and was well attended by the high school. In the games a lot of good material was brought to light which will develop into valuable players for the first and second teams next year.
Since there was no All Star team picked after the class tourney it was decided by the Purple and Gold to pick the players whom they thought performed the best. The Team is:
Forward Forward Center Guard ... Guard ..
Ferall Allen .... Hermon
.... Senior Freshman Freshman ... Junior .... Senior
Honorable mention is given to the following players: Schafer, freshman; Wilson, senior; Doersam, junior, and Rockwell, sophomore.TRACK 1924-25
Track in Ada High is not as important a part of the athletic program as Football and Basket Ball, yet it is important because it is the only spring sport that we have.
The Track season of 1924 was a great success. In the triangular meet with Lima Central and Bucyrus we placed second with 48 points, only 13 points less than Lima Central, who won the meet with 61 points. In the sectional meet held at Ohio Northern University we placed third, and four members of the team qualified to take part in the State meet held at Columbus. Judkins was the only member of the team who took part in the meet and he won second in the Discus by throwing it 112 feet.
The members of the team were: Campbell, 220, Pole Vault, Discus, Shot and Broad Jump; Wood, Mile, Half-Mile; Huffman, Mile; Conner, Pole V’ault; McElroy, Discus. Javelin; Judkins, Discus, Javelin, and Brecheisen, Javelin, High Jump and 100-yd. Dash.
The track prospects are very good for this year as there were over thirty candidates out the first night. Coach Bovd has arranged for two meets besides the sectional meet. The schedule is, May 2, Pandora here; May 9, Central, there, and May 16, Sectional Meet at Ohio Northern University.
With experience and hard work the inexperienced members of the team will round into very good track men. Everyone wishes the team success in the coming meets and hope that the persons who went out to see what they could, are surprised at the natural ability that they possess, for it is only through work and determination that we are able to gain anything in this world. I.I.I.
WEARERS OF THE “A”
(oe Brecheisen Football
Richard Long Football ..Basket Ball
Walter Stemple... ..Basket Ball
Owen Scott Football. ..
Robert Jameson Football.... ..Basket Ball
Walter Ferrall... Football Basket Ball (Mgr)
Robert Alien ...Footbail
Marvin Baransy.. Football
Ralph McCleary. Jack Mustard Football Football (Mgr)
ror..» Basket Ball
iMM, Basket Ball
mi..., Basket Ball
. A : Basket Ball (Mgr.)
C heer LeaderTEN WINNING
Team! Team! ream!
YELLS FOR ADA HIGH
2.—Locomotive Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Ada Hi, Ada Hi, Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah—Ada Hi Ada Hi Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah—Ada Hi Ada Hi ADA!
Let’s go, Ada,
Let’s go, Ada,
Let's Go, Let's Go, Let’s Go. 5.
A-D-A Fight, Fight,
(spell) F-I-G-H-T Fight, Fight, Fight
Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah-Rah Team, Team, Team!
YEA TEAM Yea Team Yea Team
Yea, Yea, Team
E - - - ya, Fight,
Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, I'eam, Team, Team!
Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight, Team, Team, Team
Fight Feam, Fight Team, Fight
Fight Feam. Fight Team, Fight
Fight Feam, Fight Feam, Fight
Fight Feam, Fight Feam, Fight
10.—Hello to Visitors Helle—(name) —! Helle—(name)—! Hello! Hello! Heilo!
THE ADA HIGH SCHOOL CHANT
Ada High is known of old.
Ada High knocks them cold.
Ada fights and Ada wins Here is where the fight begins.
Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, Ada Hi, Ada Hi,
Rah. Rah, Rah. Rah, Ada Hi, Ada Hi.
Rah. Rah, Rah, Rah, Ada Hi, Ada Hi,
THE CHEER LEADERS
The pep shown by the high school in Athletic Contests this year has been very good. The cheering was ably handled by “Tack” and “Sue.” In all the tournaments and football games they were present to cheer the teams to victory.
This year through the co-operation of the Athletic Board, Tack was able to get a lot of new yells which were short and snappy and sounded good. They were able to discard some of the old and worn out yells and put more fight and originality into every yell.
At the tournaments Tack and Sue were the best on the floor in action and in dress. The school does not realize the usefulness and hard work of the cheer leaders and how they help out the school and it is only fair to give them some present, so this year Tack will be presented with the High School “A.”
I'ack and Sue were assisted by Gladys Cotner, Elizabeth Ann Williams, Raymond Cummin , Fred Florida, and Findley Herring.PURPLE AND (SOLD
VOL: I. December 31. 1924
PAPERWEIGHTS WIN BY TERRIFIC ATTACK
(SPECIAL TO THE PURPLE AND GOLD SPORT SECTION)
The Paper Weights defeated the Big Hod eleven here Christmas Eve, 99 to 98, in one of the greatest football games ever staged on a local tennis court. Led by the terrible Miller, rlo Paper Weights were able to win after he ran three inches around end for the final and winning basket of the encounter.
TEMPER LOSES GAME The break of the game came after Capt. Mope Welch ran through the Weights' left guard, and 'Lack Wertheimer, the Weights’ quarterback, in an attempt to stop the attack of Ferocious Mope punched him in the ribs. Mope is very ticklish and whenever anyone punches him in the ribs he gets very mad. He became very mad and said to Tack, “You ain’t right." And as he said this, he threw the ball into the hands of the opposing fullback Miller, who ran for the winning basket of the game.
FIRST SPASM Capt. Welch won the toss from Miller (because he was more experienced at matching pennies) and he chose to kick. Clayton, fullback for the Hods, booted the ball over the net. The Weights had exne ed this and had put Keith Klingler over the fence to throw the ball back over, which he did. This gave the Weights a slight edge and they carried the ball to the center of the court where they lost it on a fake fluke. On the next play Finn Herring caged a touchdown from the center of the court with the help of a couple of firecrackers donated by Fireworks Roman. (At this point of the game Referee McElwain called time out to watch a dog fight.) After the dog fight, the game was resumed. Roman was given the ball and fell half way across the court for a field goal. The attempted kick after the basket was blocked by Left End Barnes
of the Weights. The first spasm ended
shortly afterwards without any happenings
of great news value.
SECOND SPASM During the half the trophy “A beautiful engraved Liquid Baseball Bat,” was exhibited. Both teams entered the fray with the old fight and the old athletic spirit to do or die. The game started off with a bang. Wycoff threw a long pass but it was intercepted by the Fleet Burky Berger of the Weights, who dashed the full length of the court and tossed a basket. As the game progressed, the Hods line was weakenng due to terrible punishment given by the Weights’ husky line. (Time was taken out by the Paper Weights to get Splint Ferrall a bottle of milk.) The game from this point was a series of sensational plays by the members of both elevens. The only quarrel of the game came when Coach Ernie Routson of the Hods accused Lewis Berger, right guard of the Weights, of slugging the littlest man on the team, Bob Wilson. After much debate and argument it was decided to penalize the Weights one inch. Due to darkness they were unable to finish the game. It was officially stated today that there would be another game on the 4th of July. The trophy was presented to Capt. Miller of the Weights, who in his speech of thanks openly admitted that if it had not been for his brain work and genius the Paper Weights wou'd not have been able to trounce the Big Hods. »
THE LINEUP AND SUMMARY
PAPER WEIGHTS—99 BIG HODS—98
Hubie Miller (Capt.) F. B Q. B
Mark Warren R. II L. E Finn Herring
Howard Battles L. G Walt Fisher
Splint Ferrall Lewis Berger Stanley Klingler C R. G - R. T R. E Mike Hammer Bob Wilson Charley Moore Fireworks Roman
Referee—Mr. McElwain John: Hetty:
You will I'm sure
find most anything in the next section, it will be lovely.REMINISCENCES OF OUR SENIOR YEAR
8. Prospective A. II. S. students assemble. Freshmen wear their Sunday clothes.
9. Kooks gather; school begins. Mr. Kessler loses an entire class in Freshman General
Science; Seniors are often misleading.
10. First Chapel. Faculty give their introductory speeches. We have nothing else. School dismissed fifteen minutes late—long winded faculty.
11. Prof. Findlay tells his Physics class at the board, to “shift two to the right." Wide eyed stares; we’re ignorant.
12. Classes are going fine.
15. Monday is as yet too novel to be blue, but have a little patience—it will soon get you.
17. Mr. Findlay elected Faculty Manager of Athletics. Watch out for new ties, suits, etc.,
after games. Athletic drive nets $495. Seniors 100 percent “efficient."
25. Seniors please set example for school by chewing all gum you can in school. Annual staff elected.
26. Mt. Corey defeats our red eleven in a first game of the season. Mr. Findlay thinks Dr. Newton meant to keep outside the athletic field.
20. Sleepy atmosphere among students as result of first supervised study period. Many tardy, did not want to loose their beauty sleep.
30. Still unrecovered drowsiness. Miss Crawford tells Freshman “No caps in the schoolhouse. ’ She meant on your heads.
2. Seniors prepare for American Literature exam. We don’t know what to expect.
3. Our team defeats Van Lue 73 to 0. Sue Lantz, Elizabeth Ann and 'Lack elected cheer leaders.
6. First Physics quiz—found out how much we knew. High school hears Brooks Fletcher give “ginger snap" talk, all fear a psychological analysis.
7. Same quiz again today. Professor sorta tricked us. Had we studied? No!
11. Carey takes victory 34 to 14. Players somewhat scared.
23. Almost had a real fire drill when fire broke out in Keith Klingler’s pocket. Little boys must not carry matches.
24. Oh! horrors, we had a vacation today. Teachers went to Toledo for Teachers’ convention. Had better stayed there.
25. A close victory over Bluffton 14 to 13.
27. Pep meeting to celebrate victory. Speeches from spectators of that famous victory.
31. Many pranks played this night. Rousing pep meeting before the annual game tomorrow. Almost didn’t get any eats.
1. Defeat our old rival, Kenton, 38 to 0. Kenton bleacher almost empty when game ended.
8. Defeated by South 13 to 0.
14. Defeat Van Wert 21 to 0.
17. General appearances of golashes.
21. Again claim victory over Kenton 25 to 7.
22. Senior girls banquet football squad, good eats. Glad to see Mr. Morehead back. Several of the fellows were anxious to leave. Wonder why?
26. Musical program at chapel. Several pictures taken for 1925 annual.
27. Turkey day. Doctors have good practice.
28. All thankful for one day vacation.
1. Mr. Findlay begins his six weeks series of 100 questions by a quiz. Hot lunches begin.
2. Nell Thomas takes unto herself a husband.
3. Superintendent Crawford announces a prize of a counterfeit dollar for the best new yell, the cheer leaders to act as adjudicators.
4. Agriculture boys enjoy a feed at High School building.
5. Miss Crawford is delighted to see the Physics students run up the fire escape.
8. Domestic Science girls make up Escalloped Potatoes with too much pepper and not enough salt.
9. Margaret F. steps out with the owner of a Willys Knight.
10. Chapel. Mr. Crawford read selections from Edgar A. Guest; also a high school code.R EMIN ISCEN C ES— Continued
11. Entire A. M. consumed in finding out how much A. H. S. students know, viz. Intelligence tests.
13. First B. B. game. Defeat Belle Center 19-10. Girls tie their score. Good crowd.
17. Wakefield Wright received prize for the best yell but it wasn’t counterfeit.
18. A seige of Physics Laboratory work ends.
20. Defeat St. Marys.
23. Forest vs. Ada. Girls win by easy score. Second Team lose. 9 to 7.
24. Chapel, the last this year. Freshman girls sing Christmas Carols. Syncopated Five entertain
31. Good bye, 1924.
5. Return from vacation. Everyone seems to have been visited by Santa. Rumors that Mr. Findlay was married during vacation. This accounts for his good humor. (Not much.)
6. Bob Jameson willing to accept 65 percent of his grade in proportion to work.
7. Chapel. B. B. Schedule cards handed out. Torture us by news of exams. Fixes peddle of piano.
8. A wonderful night for strollers.
9. Friday again.
10. Kenton claims a victory over boys, 25 to 11. Girls win by easy score.
12. Seniors elect prophets, historian, grumbler. Many fall in front of school house. Ice. 15.-16. Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest of these, “Exams again." A few enjoy
a two-days’ vacation.
17. Our teams victorious over Mt. Gilead.
19. Last semester begins. A few new countenances among student body.
21. Farm shop boys display their wares at chapel.
22. Defeat Delphos 40-26. Another gay crowd journeys out with the jingles.
24. Are we downhearted? No!
25. Second team and girls win over Ridgeway. Mildred Battels is not able to defend herself.
26. Miss Bossert steps out with Big Ben.
28. Byron Roman gets vicious and breaks two thermometers within thirty minutes.
29. Seniors entertain in chapel.
30. Second team boys lose to Dola and girls win by a hard fought battle. Ask Miss Bossert if ice is slippery today.
31. Somebody decides to rob our library and take the key along. Win from Central, 30-32.
3. Ask Lee States when you want the library key.
4. Just discovered why Mr. Findlay spends so much time in his office. Ask the widow, queen, or perhaps Jack.
5. Juniors furnish program for chapel. Mr. Kessler forgot to feed his Henry this morning.
7. Sophomore girls wear ribbons. Oh, yes, Marcus Tullius W. did too.
10. Greeted with Physics test.
11. Dr. Winfield Scott Hall speaks to students. Sophomores and Mr. Breckenridge entertain in chapel. 'Lack—he’ll learn.
13. Both of our teams go down to defeat before our old rivals. Many didn't even see the Worlds series.
14. Defeated by Bucyrus. This is our week off in B. B. Valentine Day!
22. Washington’s Birthday. Sunday. No school; 1 mean no vacation.
23. Senior tryout for “Aaron Boggs, Freshman." Tack decides he loves June’s Night.
24. Accidently the sidewalk is broken.
25. Chapel. Two selections from the Operetta; High School octette and orchestra entertain.
26. Lima South goes West 17-12 at Brown Gymnasium. Findlay driving new Ford coupe.
27. School hours 8-12. County B. B. tournament begins. O! that gun of the timekeeper.
28. Close of tournament. Girls win cup, but second team boys are unsuccessful.
2. Operetta “In Old Louisiana.” A large crowd attended and every one went away well pleased. “Figs” afterward.
3. Class B. B. tournament begins. Findlay’s five defeat Juniors. Freshmen win easily from Sophomores.R EM INISCENC ES— Continued
4. Chape!. Gentlemen of tournament enlighten Us concerning approaching Class A tournament. Oh! that Kenton might see our cups!
5. The “Royal Tam” visits A. H. S. to sell tournament tickets.
6. School session 8-12. Many people journey to Kenton tournament. Defeat South 16-15.
7. Succeeded in defeating Findlay hut not so Kenton. Lost the cup by one point.
8. Steinple and Long walk home from Kenton on their “calves” this morning. Why?
9. Margaret Fry lost her voice.
.1. Lady members of the faculty give oration thought we decided we didn’t win the cup. 13. Lose to Waite High in Class A. regional tournament. Brecheisen's five didn’t show their stuff.
16. Mr. Boyd and Mr. Kessler take a forced vacation on account of a slight swelling in the jaw.
18. Chapel A little pep roused up for the approaching Debate.
19. 'I'ickets sold for Debate. Members of squad take a vacation in P. M. Many see “My Maid of the Bimboo Screen." pulled off.
20. Inter-scholastic debate. Aff. team win from Delphos 3 to 0. Negative loses to Upper Sandusky 2 to 1.
21. The first day of Spring.
23. Wakefield W. breaks a glass tube in Physics Lab., only cost Two Dollars. Miss Barns detains math, class.
24. Civics test given by Miss Crawford and hard enough it was too.
25. First Annual Drive.
1. April fool, French 11 presents “Blubeard.”
3. Inter Class Contest.
4. Annual Inter Class Banquet.
23. Seniors present “Arron Boggs Freshman.”
13. Our last chapel.
14. Senior Exams, Faculty try to find whether we are ready to be turned out in this cold, cold world.
17. Baccalaurate, Almost the end.
21. Commencement. Farewell, Ada High.ABRAHAM LINCOLN
We hear Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipator, spoken of as the greatest man in the history of our nation. What was there in him which made him so? What quality was it which made him a man among men, the leader of a nation? There is one inevitable answer, character. It is character which makes the man. Webster defines this somewhat mysterious quality thus: “The sum of qualities or features bv which a person is distinguished from others, the aggregate of distinctive mental and moral qualities belonging to an individual, the stamp of individuality impressed by nature, education or habit. But, for the better understanding of the world in general, Archbishop Manning's definition, “Character is what a man really is,” may be given.
Therefore, we say that it was what Lincoln really was, his innermost soul and being, which raised him from the level of a mere backwoodsman of the western frontier to the exalted position of President of our United States. All the little characteristics of a man are fused into one great whole, and the result of this fusion we designate by the term character. In the delineation of the character of Lincoln his characteristics may be divided roughly, into three groups, Social, Moral and Spiritual.
First comes those little habits and traits, pertaining to his everyday social life, but which after all, mean much in the long race of life. He was a plain man of the prairies, conspicuous for his unselfishness and serenity of temper although he did possess a masterful tact and force that made him assume great responsibilities and work wonders. His capacity for taking infinite pains was a great asset in his work. By nature he was simple and reticent, and sensitive in all matters which concerned himself. His aim in life was not to excite admiration in others, but to be understood. Humor and pathos, kindness, gentleness and good nature commingled in him to make him a man beloved by all, while his sympathetic disposition and tender tact enabled him to enter the lives of people and give them assistance without offense. There was not a heart so tender for the sufferings and sorrows of the soldiers and their families as his, and he was never so happy as when doing good. His patience and fortitude in time of trouble were remarkable and he had the power of caring for individuals even when most engrossed in the problems of the day. One of his best rules of life was this: Always see your way clearly before speaking. How much better we would be if we would but apply these social habits to our own lives.
Then, there were his characteristics and thoughts from the moral and spiritual standpoint. Lincoln’s motives were always true and patriotic and he was invariably intensely sincere as if his whole being had been chiseled from the rock of sincereity itself. The best judge of all, conscience, was brought into everyday discussion. He never made statements not fair or true and had a wonderfully keen perception of right and wrong while he was continually inspired by principle rather than by public sentiment. Originality, fearlessness, and self confidence
wouldn't permit him to take the bad side of any case no matter what the price offered him for
his services. Honesty of soul would not allow him to make a pretense not well founded. He stood firmly for temperance and one of his famous statements along this line was "Reasonable men have long since agreed that in temperance is one of the greatest if not the greatest of all evils to mankind.” But in this, his moral code we find the keynote of his character from the moral viewpoint. You may burn my body to ashes and scatter them to the winds of heaven; you may drag my soul to the regions of darkness and despair to be tormented forever, but you will never get me to support a measure which I believe to be wrong although by doing so I may accomplish that which I believe to be right. As for Lincoln’s spiritual characteristics, although he never directly joined any church he had an acute conscience and deep religious sentiment. It was said that he was a true believer, entirely without guile and knew his Bible better than many clergymen. He often said that his religious creed was the same as that of an old man of his acquaintance, namely: "When I do good, I
feel good and when I do bad 1 feel bad, and that is my religion.”
But Lincoln was not perfect, as we may be led to assume. Like all other human beings he made some mistakes. These errors however, were very few and were due to mercy and not to malice, to prudence and not to thoughtlessness or pride, to deliberation and not to recklessness. His greatest fault was his inability to suppress his sympathies.
Lincoln was great, but his greatness consisted not in eloquence as an orator, or shrewdness as a lawyer, nor tact as a diplomat, nor his executive ability, but in his absolute self-control, his unselfishness, the full maturity of his wisdom, the strength of his convictions, his sound judgment, his absolute integrity, his unwavering adherence to the principles of truth, justice and honor, and his faith in humanity. He was without malice, spirt of resentment, envy or jealousy, and kept his passion suppressed. What else could you ask of a man, to make him great, in the truest sense of the word?
By observing his traits of character, we may apply them to our own lives and thusABRAHAM UNCOLN—Continued
strengthen our own character. We cannot all he Presidents or Presidents’ wives, but yet with Abraham Lincoln as our glorious example we may find higher riches in the wall of life. At any rate, we should all like to be as good, as beloved and as honored as Lincoln, and perhaps we may even be Presidents some day. Who knows?
—Ruth Van Schoik, ’27.
Prize winning manuscript in Lincoln Essay Contest.
ODE TO THE SENIORS
O! when it is coming spring And the birds begin to sing.
All cares and studies leave my mind,
All my lessons seem behind.
I could wander all the day In a careless, listless way,
But when graduation came I might be a little lame.
Only six more weeks and then We’ll be free as any man Through with Civics, French and Lit, So let’s work while we re at it.
So our motto is: to work And our duty never shirk,
Work with heart, mind and soul, Until we have reached the goal.
—Mabel Gallant, ’25.WIT AND HUMOR
A guy on the annual staff—
He ups and sez to me—
“Aw, these jokes don’t make me laff— They’re ancient as can he.”
But I ups and sez right hack at him,
(My gum in my holler tooth stored), “I know they’re good—I threw them inPOPULARITY CONTEST
Lee States Arthur Wycoff Kolter Zeigler
Dorothy Moorman Flossie Cottier Beatrice Lantx
1. Robert Wilson
2. Clarence Gray
3. Mark Warren
1. Aldisa Freeman
2. Ruth Van Schoik
3. Mary Hubble
4. Trola McCurdy
1. Paul Wertheimer
2. Findlay Herring
3. Owen Scott
Ruth Mustard Sue Lantz Geneva D.mner
1. Walter Ferrall
2. Leland Welsh
3. Leland States
1. Aldisa Freeman
2. Ruth Mustard
3. Florence Barnes
1. Arthur Wycoff
2. Kolter Zeigler
3. Joe Brecheisen
1. Dorothy Moorman
2. Flossie Corner
3. Mildred Friedly
1. Leland States
2. Walter Ferrall
3. Joe Brecheisen
BEST ALL AROUND
Lucie Hayden Ruth Mustard June Davis Geneva Danner
LADIES' MAN AND VAMP
1. Joe Brecheisen
2. Walter Stctnple
3 Roeliffc Eldridge
Flossie Coiner Helen Asire Margaret Fry
1. Leland Welsh
2. Walter Sternple
3. George McElroy
1. Flossie Corner
2. Mildred McGinnis
3. Mildred Campbell
WOMAN HATER AND MAN HATER
1. Leland Welsh
2. John Clayton
3. Walter Sternple
1. Aldisa Freeman
2. Mildred McElhaney
3. Mary HubbeilPOPULARITY CONTEST— Continued
1. George McElroy
2. Robert Lovvman
3. Joe Brecheisen
1. Mark Warren
2. Paul Wertheimer
3. Fred Florida
1. Joe Brecheisen
2. Leland States
3. Paul Wertheimer
1. Leland States
2. Walter Ferrall
3. Robert Wilson
1. Lucille Danner
2. Sue Lantz
3. Gladys Motter
1. Ruth Mustard
2. Trola McCurdy
3. Sue Lantz
J. Ruth Mustard
2. Dorothy Moorma
3. Sue Lantz
1. Ruth Mustard
2. Lucie Hayden
3. Dorothy DetrickTO A FRIEND
The world is full of trouble
Full of grief and full of woe.
But there is some joy that bubbles Trough all the grief, you know.
The loss of a friend in life
Puts out the light that seems To help us with our troubles and care By the radiance of their beams.
We may meet some other folks too,
But they shall never compare To those whom we used to know.
Helping us in our troubles and care.
MY CAESAR LESSON
I’m just tired of life, an’ I wish I could croak,
You may think I’m kiddin', but it ain’t no joke,
I mean it dog-gone it, I’m des’prate, by heck,
An’ the thing I long for i a rope round my neck. The reason, my friends, is quite plain to be seen, This Caesar (carn-sarn him) he sure was a scream, I fidge and I sweat, an’ I pull at my hair,
An’ finally, ‘most crazy, I get up an’ rare.
I rage, an’ I foam, but it just ain’t no use.
I make out my will, then I fix up the noose,
‘Bout then I get shaky, an’ sit down once more,
An’ over my Latin book gravely I pore.
I study an’ ponder, an’ gaze into space,
I moan an’ I groan, an’ I screw up my face,
An’ then, of a sudden, 1 pick up a clue,
An’ first thing I know, thank goodness, I’m through. It ain’t half so bad as it’s made out to be,
It all comes in time, if you work, don’t you see?
So let me advise you to study and wait.
An’ at last at the end you will say, “Ain’t it great?”
—Ruth Van Schoik,
“Rollie" went to the fountain with Dorothy, And met with an awful mishap,
For he emptied a bottle—
Of soda all over her lap.
But Dorothy was gentle and gracious,
(Few so tactful as she),
For, smiling with perfect composure,
Said sweetly, “The drinks are on me.”
A Freshman was held on an African coast,
Where the cannibals bold held sway,
And the Freshman was served on slices of toast— On the eve of the very same day.
But the vengeance of Heaven soon followed the act It’s very plain to be seen For the tribe with cholera morbus soon died— ’Cause that “Freshie” was so green. OLLEGE and High School Annuals have come to be recognized as an institution. Year by year they are growing in import' ance and number. They are growing, too, in beauty and character, so that many high school annuals now excel the books issued from colleges a few years ago. In this ad' vancement we have had no small part. For more than twenty' five years we have been helping create representative annuals for schools thruout the middle west and south and thru our help' ful cooperation have won a position of recognized leadership among annual engravers. Last year three of our annuals won four first and second prizes in state and national contests—a testi' monial to our service of which we are proud. This is one of 154 annuals, published in eleven states, that bear the Indeeco imprint this year. Not content to rest on laurels won we have worked out plans to make our service to 1926 staffs more helpful than ever. Editors, business managers or faculty advisors are invited to write and give us opportunity to explain how Indeeco Service can help them publish the best annual they have ever had.
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I sit alone in the twilight.
Forsaken by the best of men;
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Irish Captain to his men on the eve of the battle: “Will yez fight or will yez run?” “Men”: "We will.”
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Miss Crawford: “Marjorie, who was Cicero?”
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“I have such a dreadful cold in my head,” complained Paul Law. “Well,” answered Moston, “that’s better than nothing.”
Mr. Kessler: What can you tell me about nitrates?
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Clona: “Poor Alice! She’s so short sighted she’s working herself to death.”
Frankie: “What's her short sight got to do with it?”
Clona: “Well, she can’t see when the teacher isn’t looking, so she has to keep on working all the time.
Paul H.: Pass me the butter.
His mother (reproachfully): If what, Paul?
Paul: If you can reach it.
Clyde: So you didn’t go away for the New Year, Keith?
Keith: No, Clyde. The Smiths wrote and invited me to their place, and I’d like to have gone, but they forgot to inclose a stamped envelope for reply.
Miss Crawford: Dwight, I wish you wouldn’t come to school with such dirty hands. What would you say if I came to school with dirt and ink all over my fingers?
Dwight: I wouldn't say anything. I'd be too polite.
Malcolm: Last night I dreamed that I had died.
Leonard: What woke you up?
Malcolm: The heat, of course.
Miss Crawford (to Dwight entering class late): When were you born?
Dwight: On the second of April.
Miss Crawford: Late again.
Talford: How did you come out with your exams Stanley: Oh, I knocked them cold.
Stanley: Got zero.
Howard B.: I put a tack on teacher's chair yesterday.
Howard E.: Did you? I’ll bet he won’t sit down in a hurry again.
Howard B.: No; and neither will I.
Miss Crawford (in Latin class): What is the Latin race?
Luella: It’s a race between a Latin pony and the teacher’s goat.
First Freshman (putting up pictures): I can’t find a single pin. Where do you suppose they all go, anyway?
Second Freshman: It’s hard to tell, because they’re pointed in one direction and headed in another.
Miss Crawford: Well, what are you mumbling about?
Paul Harrod: Well, they say a soft answer turneth away wrath.
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Beggar: Won’t you give me a dime for my poor, sick wife?
Business man: That sounds like a bargain, but I have one wife already, and what would I want with another?
• • •
“Did you mail those two letters 1 gave you, Pauline?”
“Yes'm, at the postoffice. I noticed that you'd put the 2 cent stamp on the foreign letter and the 5 cent stamp on the city one.”
“Oh, what a blunder.”
“But I fixed it all right, ma’am. I just changed the addresses on the envelopes.”
LOOSE LEAF NOTE BOOKS,
MOORE, CONKLIN AND DUFOLI) FOUNTAIN PENS, EVERSHARP PENCILS
DANA E. WELSH
BOOKSTIME IS SHORT Improve it well.
Come to us for good time.
Improve it well. Come to us for good time. HAYDEN, Jeweler Optimistic
We wish to thank the High School students for their past patronage and are hoping to have their future business. Bring in your shoes and friends.
SERVICE SHOE SHOP
Women’s faults are many, Men have only two.
Everything they say, and— Everything they do.
Aunt Etty Quette says:
(1) Persons who play postoffice should never eat onions.
(2) Never take fruit to the poor, and then sit on the bedside and eat it.
(3) If you can’t smile, pretend that you have a cracked lip.
(4) Always remember that opportunity knocks at every man’s door, but it never kicks in any panels.
(5) It is always best to put off until tomorrow what you don’t want to do today.
Mr. Kessler’s classes are awfully hard. Why, on one occasion he actually gave us this list of questions:
(1) In what year was the War of 1812?
(2) Of what British army was Cornwallis the commander?
(3) How long did the 100 year's war last?
(4) During what season of the year did Washington spend the winter at Valley Forge?
(5) What was the name of the “War of Roses?”
“Dirty Shirt Dan” came tearin’ down the street of Cactus amid a cloud of dust. He was riding a panther with a cactus saddle, a wild cat was under his left arm and he was beating
the panther with a rattlesnake. He dismounted with a flourish in front of July and August’s, swaggered in and hollered in a deep dark voice, “Gimme my favorit drink: lye, sulphuric acid and a couple of shots of arsenic and some nitro-glycerine."
He downed his drink with a gulp. “W-where do you come from?” Quavered the bar keeper.
“Aw," says Dirty Shirt “I come from up on the hills. Them tough guys chased me out.”
Ralph McClearv: “Eleanor, do you want to go to the football game?” Eleanor C.: “Oh, sure."
Ralph: “Good. I’d like to have you buy your ticket from me"
EDISON MAZDA LAMPS
FOR GOOD LIGHTING
RADIO SETS AND PARTS
PHONE 208SUITS MADE TO ORDER
CLEANING, PRESSING AND REPAIRING
J. O. TYSON FIRST DOOR NORTH OF POST OFFICE
ALLEN BARBER SHOP
LADIES’ HAIR CUTTING AND SHAMPOOING PLACE
SOFT WATER USED
205 N. Main St. Ladies’ and Gentlemen's Hair Cutting
Miss Burley (in Domestic Science Class): “Well, how did you find the beef?” Mr. Kessler: “Well, I happened to shift a potato and there it was.”
Charles M.: “Will you give me something for my head?”
Druggist: “I wouldn’t take it as a gift.”
IN BUSINESS TO SERVE YOUSCANDAL
There were muffled sounds of a struggle in the other room, and “Sid’s'’ voice called out in a hushed squeal “Stop.’’
“Oh, please don't. Mother said—”
“Oh, wait a minute—please—”
“Let me go this minute."
“One more yank and I'll have it out,” consoled the dentist.
"Jack”: “Whew! I just took a test.
Chas. R.: Finish?
Jack: Naw, Spanish.
• • •
George Binkley: “Is this drinking cup sanitary?”
Chester B.: “It must be. Everyone uses it.”
“Mope" Welch: “Say, who’s this here guy Homer?”
“Turley" Lowman: “Aw, I guess he’s this guy Babe Ruth’s knocking out all the time."
Gladys C.: “So 1 told him he mustn’t see me any more.”
Mildred R.: “Poor boy; what did he do?”
Gladys: “Oh, he turned out the light.”
The parlor sofa holds the twain Miranda and her love-sick swain HeandShe But hark; A step upon the stair!
And pap finds them sitting there He and She
Mr. Kessler: “Judson, what is the odor of sulphur?”
“Juddy”: Er — sort of a brownish-black, I think."
Eliza: “Is he a go-getter?”
Grace M.: “No boy, He’s a have it brungger."
The country lad had just deposited his nickel in the pay station phone. Operator: “Number, please.”
“Hick": “Number heck, you’d better give me my chewing gum."
Miss Crawford: “What animal is satisfied with the least nourishment?” Tim C.: “The moth, because it eats nothing but holes.”
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Mr. Crawford: What do you mean by saying that Poe was crazy?
Jim P.: Why, didn’t you ever hear of Poe’s “Raven"?
Jamie: “Generally speaking, women are—”
Walt: “Are what?”
Jamie: “Generally speaking."
• • •
“Willie" Wilson: “Crystal, here’s a grammatical error in the anthology.”
Crystal: “Squash it right away, for heaven’s sake. I’ll bet that’s the very thing which hj been chewing on the bookmark.”
She was new as a driver. She just missed the fire hydrant, ran over the curb and brought her Hudson (must have been Carey) to a stop in front of the tilling station.
“Bring out the scales, please,” she said.
“Scales?” querried the tank tender, puzzled.
“Yes,” she replied, “See how many pounds of air I need in my tires."
Mr. Kessler (in American history class): “If the President, Vice President, and all the officiating members of the cabinet died, who would officiate?”
Dick L. (with inspiration): “The undertaker.”
Mr. Findley (in chemistry class) : “Who made the first nitride in the country?”
Jack M.: “Paul Revere.”LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE PURPLE AND
GOLD STAFF OF 1925
We, the staff, being in an unsound state of mind after putting out the year book, do will and bequeath the following treasures:
(1) To the Purple and Gold staff of the year of 1926, we do will and beqeath the Staff’s private office in all its splendor. The fourteen (14) typewriters are to be included in this donation. (Try and make them work.)
(2) To the Business Manager of ’26 we do will “FANCY” Ferrall’s gift of “gab” along with his Hebrew characteristics for jewing people down to one-half the price they first ask.
(3) To next year’s Snap Shot Editor we will Dorothy Detrick’s art(?) and nerve in “swiping” photographs.
(4) To the next Athletic Editor we wish to leave “Jamie” Jamison’s good “line” and his ready vocabulary of some 9,998 words.
(5) To the following Editor of Purple and Gold we leave our greatest treasure; namely: Lee States’ ever-ready line and his never failing energy.
Signed: THE STAFF
FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE PURPLE AND GOLD
Taken in for advertisements .......................................................$6,667 93
Taken in for sale of annuals ............... .....................................$ 14.98
Taken in from Senior Play ........................................................$ 798.49
Taken in from the Class dues $ 547.26
Total ...................................................................................... $8,028.6f»
Paid for printing ........................................................... $2,284.21
Paid for 1 suit of clothes for Editor................................................. 9.98
Paid for 1 sweater for “Fancy” ......................................................$ 15.00
Paid for 1 trip to Kenton ......................................................$ 10.00
Paid for Pictures ........................................................... $5,708.47
Total .............................................................................. $8,028.66
ODE TO THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND THE BUSINESS MANAGER
I am the editor in chief,
'The staff I oversee,
I do the work while they all shirk And put the blame on me.
They blame it all on me, they blame it all on me No wonder that my fotiner friends all call me Nutty Lee,
In spite of working night and day, without an hour free, The fact remains for all my pains, they blame it all on me.
This bird they call the manager,
An “honest Abe” they sa ;
For under Kessler’s eagle eye T’is best to be that way.
'They call him Finger Ferral;
The foolish, Foxy Ferral;
'The Fancy Finger Ferral;
He’s the keeper of the kale.
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