Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH)

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f1".l'L f 1 Q X f x f HbS22de 3 C5016 v N W Q Cgyx 4 W ef X K N ff A 0 X5 10 R ! 0 RN fy XX C -9 h D Q 4 r r 5 21 - X COPYRIGHT 1927 Q4 Q I FJN 10 XX 0 x f K f XX 0 N 4 N 4' R 5 Wx E ' A 9 1, ' -ls, 3 4, 1 N ia 6 paw'-'PV , 'I P 1' EQITUR 9+ f 4. 'r Q, Za! We C, Q Bas. frave - 4, ' Vx ij x Y fs Q if w K4 I f Q f X Q X f Q ,W R fy Q 4 lf . 4 x ,f Q fy F XXX B! Y C X9 WE OF THE STAFF w1sh to ex press our slncerest grat1tude to all w1th1n the H1gh School and w1th out who have contrlbuted 1n any manner to the success of th1s, e Slxth Volume of The Purple an Gold To the Sen1or Class, wh1ch as g1ven such commendable fmanclal support, to the three under classes, and last, to Prxnclpal Fmdley, whose a rough spot, we extend our hearty appreclatlon It has been our a1m to make th1s the best Annual ever publlshed by an Ada graduatlng class and 1f we have left a f1tt1ng monument to the Class of 27 our work has not been 1n va1n ' th ' d I . ' f h. I 1 1 Q V f sound advice has helped us over many . . u I . . 1 ' . . I T fi 4' xx I 1 X , - X V P X r, KA ff. ' x f ef X of YN 0' N ,f Q ff K 0 x ff XX 9 to lllbisa lllbabel Grawforb 'nil l'6C0gI1iff0!1 of bel? fOLll' 268125 85 fI15tI7llCfl'655fl1 the latin DGDHIIITIZHY, 8110 111 appreciation of the l118I1ifOlD services which she DH5 t6l1061.'6D TDC 'lbigb School 85 8 whole, WZ, the QFHOIISIUIIQ class of 1927. bo With all 01.16 DOIIOY HND respect Deoicatetbts, TDC Sinn volume Ofltbe IDNYDI6 anb 6010 N V Q4 Q fix Q YN 1 R f XS 0 Ng Wx xx 0' Tx S df Xxx Mber of JBoohs ADMINISTRATION ACTIVITIES ATHLETICS FOOLOSOPHY f - X 5 XS Lf' X C 9 1 r L 3 II. CLASSES V K A I III. IV. 41 V. S I . I, ' I H S C H 0 0 L "PURPLE AND GOLD', STAFF All of the members of the editorial staff of the Sixth Purple and Gold have done their best to make it the best one ever published. From the Editor down to the Freshman representative, the only aim of their editorial work has been to put into the book what they expected to get out of it. Much hard work and many strenuous hours have been spent in the accomplishment of their purpose and every staff member can feel justly proud of their production. We know that this book will be criticized by future Editors, even as the previous volumes have been criticized by this Editor, and we hope that it will be, because the only means to progress is to make good where others have failed and to profit by the mistakes of others. Editor-in-Chief Business Manager Associate Editor Activity Editor Sports Editor Calendar Editor Joke Editor - Snapshot Editor Art Editor - Junior Editor - Sophomore Editor Freshman Editor Ass't. Activity Editor Russell Barnes - Rush McCleary Ruth Dailey Mark Warren Charles Peterson Lenore Stemple Bill Messenger Harold Shelly Marvin Baransy - Clyde Wycoff Elizabeth Templeton - Loine Ash Irene Kennedy Faculty Advisor - - Orin R. Findley PURPLE AND GOLD J-I-K. A A Zio Elba ilaligb To Ada High, our own school, We raise our song today, We praise thee now, we serve thee In all our work and play. Our colors always flying, We'll keep them ever up on high, To Ada High our own school We'll praise thee to the sky. For high school walls and high school halls, We love thee best of all. For Ada High, our own school, We'll always fight to wing We do our best to beat them Where'er we enter ing Our players always fighting, For victories they do their best. For Ada High, our own school We'll always stand the test, For high school ways and high school days, We love thee best of all. -Sidney R. Boyd .74-'TT,'3-qgkh F ' ,VK f .. ' Zvi - .i ' " NJ lh 3 Elbministration i l ADA HIGH SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Ada Rural School District J. F. STAMBAUGH, President -,,. A. LEWIS KLINGLER, Vice President ISRAEL LONES MRS. CORA D. JUDKINS PROF. H. E. HUBER C. B. MOORE, Secretary-Treasurer Upon the Board of Education rests the educational leadership of the Public Schools. The educational standards and facilities of any community will be just as high and opportune as the combined vision of the individuals who compose the Board. Since the educational life of a community so vitally depends upon the Board of Education, the position carries with it a tremendous responsibility not only to the present genera- tion but to posterity as well. To a progressive Board of Education this stupendous responsibility becomes a golden opportunity for service. , To the Board of Ada Rural School District-greetings! Through the vision and tireless efforts of our Board of Education, the High School Program during the past years has constantly widened and strengthened. Smith-Hughes Agriculture, Domestic Science, Social Science, Music and Bible have been added to the curriculumg the Science laboratory equipment, library and general equipment have been carefully standardized to meet the requirements of the State Department of Education. For the past four years the High School has been on the accredited list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The time has come, however, for a greater step forward. This advance movement was begun in 1925 by the consolidation of Ada Village and Liberty Township School Districts for school purposes. The consummation of this movement can be fully realized by erecting a new High School building prepared to accommodate a six-year, junior- senior high school. It is the hope and prayer of the A. H. S. student body that this plan may be materialized in the not far distant future. The efforts of our Board to keep the schools of the community abreast of modern trends in the field of education deserve our sincerest commendation. May we never retreat, but always advance. The Senior Class of 1927 expresses gratitude to the Board for benefits received, and pledges faith for the future. .4 W G' sg, .3A!RuEA- .cg - -- -asses, F . A . p "4 Y Jw-.-.Q-5"-. i ,,,.Jse vp U01 if LW ii7if1ii3lifE MXN 13 Gio L if l ' t M411 ,rf K ,Gr-.......Yin NM fb A A ,V fa VS if 4.4. -as ,V 5 Qu 62 fe: " R ' f fra n l 3 4 I lm ...am l'RlN. ORRIN R. FINDLEY Millersburg, Ohio A, B. Muskingum College '22 Prin. Lakeville H. S. '22-'24 Ada High School '24-'27 1'rin. Ada High '27 Science Sponsor Science Club Faculty Advisor "Purple and Gold" '27 " l Sig Brother Findley" llrother Orrin is tall and gaunt, VVith a dimple in the midst of his ching He loves a joke with an occa- sional taunt, And hands out blue slips with a wicked grin. SITPT. C. C. CRAVVFORD Ada, Ohio A. ll. Muskingum College '22 University of Michigan, graduate work Morrow County Supt. Instructor Muskingum Suni- mer School Instructor O. N. U. Summer School Superintendent Ada Public Schools '22-'27 Sponsor Forum Club Bible " Fath er Craw ford" Unlike the most of other large families, Dad in this one is boss: He's doing his best for a new domicile, And he sees not a second is ASS"I'. PIIIN. NIABEL CRAYV- FORD Mt. Gilead, Ohio Ph. B. Denison 'University Columbia University Instructor lberia H. S. Lisbon H. S. Ada High School '23-'27 H. S. Librarian Sponsor Latin Club Latin and History "Aunt Mabel" Now a maiden aunt is a thing interestin' When she is stately and tall, And passes her time pursuing Latin Instead of advisin' us all. lost. L...- X v -182 .f l w "X -'KNEE' 'R 'H I Ll' if Avia ffl- H g . W. .445-.Y ' Gsm.. -'P ' .'---""- ,. W C llll ADA HIGH SCHOOL 5 5 . Q' A V f ii... -in .iii M ,L . im f',f'Mnf 5 if, si? Grand lmdgc, Miohipgan A. ll. Hillsdalv Coils-go Univvrsity of Michigan Coach and Instructor Ada High School '27 History :lull Sovinl Scicure This latvst addition to ou1' Would malw a dandy news- Hifs always talking' of tho big' Or sonic fcat of athlotics that's latf-ly hmln done. CHARLO'I"l'E L. BOSSERT lV:tshing't,onvillc, Ohio A, ll. Mt. Union Collcgv '20 Ada High School '23-'27 History, lillliliill, Algebra Sistor Uharlottv is quite culti- And corrccis all of our blun- lt's whispcrcd about that hm' To bc spout in dreaming of Y W' -- Yfff -W4--MA .W---M.. .., M.W,..M .,.. W ,W..,...,c,....- YERA I. BARNES l"Ii0Yll L. llA'l"l'IIfE Ada, Ohio A. ll. Ohio Northern Univvr- l sity '24 xiiciiig-mi slam l Ada High School '24-'27 Sponsor Fre-nch Club Ohio Stato Student Council Program Committee French, Muthonultics "Little Sistcr Vera" "C'ousin Floyd" You could hardly call hor baby family group, And yet shefs not a maidg NVQ: all know he-r d0tt'1'l1liIlUd pups-r scoopg naturv llut her virtues bc-at hor homo run stature. ALEEN K. BIOWVEN Lima, Ohio Public School Music, Por- ncll University '18 NOW York University Sponsor Pop Club Public School Music Instructor Studs-nt Council Adu '25-'27 "Tho Music TeaChc1"' "Histor Charlotte" XVl1e-n tll0l'0'S a family ot' such largv dimcnsions There's always a tcacher to Vail-rl 1-.l give thcnl their lvssons. She sings with fervor and dvrs. M A easy grace, f f' And has a pcrt bearing that life- is fatcd, in assures her of place. NVondvrs. A .C 'Lg --11 J' 'ii-3-wQ9fyi4V , - Eli JW- '1, ' 7.- V -4Eum-, 4- E121 PURPLE AND GOLD J! M i i 1 3 'gf . . .Xk. .Mfg EDGAR NI. NIQEIAVAIN EDITH SNYDER Ada, Ohio Ada, Ohio Ohio State University A. B. Ohio Northern Univer- j Ohio Northern University sity '24 Principal Perrysburg H. S. Ada High School '24-'27 Supt. liake Twp., NVood Co. Program Committee Vaughnsvillc H. S. Secretary Student Council Ada High School '22-'27 Sponsor English Club Agriculture English "Uncle Ed" "Tiny Edith" Uncle Ed Mcllllwain we seldom Miss Snyder comes in the saw junior size liut quite often he could be 'VVith curls all over her head: heardg She can charm or repel with Pottering about with a ham- hor big brown cyes, mer or saw, And equal all that's said. And raising chickens in herds. EARL D. IRICK Lll,l.lE MAE unmrz Ada, Ohio Bluffton, Ohio ll. S. in Ed. Ohio State Uni- A. B. Bluffton College versity Columbia University Miami-Jacobs Business Col- Salt Creek Twp. H. S. lege Ada High School '25-'27 Leader Hi-Y Club Sponsor Travel Club Sponsor Current History Club Amcrim-:un Literature, Domes- Faculty Manager Athletics tic Sviclu-e, Biology Science, Bookkeeping, Geom- "Mother Gratz" etry She's the chief cook and bottle "Tom lloy Earl" washer, You soc she takes care of the This Winsome lad with shiek- larder: ish hair Q Yet even she has lost her ls really "all right now"g - ., aesthetics, But Wait a few years till he's M9 To show her proud head to burdened with care, 'E' i the barber. And he won't raise such a A' .a row. , 1 L,,154T-vigil? i 1 'W ? . gl Jeb? f A ! X E131 1 ADA inch SCHOOL TRAGEDY Charlotte was a fresh-faced country lass. The rouge from the corner drug store was yet fresh on her lips and cheeks. The breeze that kissed her chiffon-clad ankles was as fresh as the wind in the corn field back home. She was a freshman in Mount Union College in a still larger city of Alliance, situated midway between the corn and gravy belts. Her pansy eyes, fanned by their inky black lashes, bespoke the very innocence of her soul. Charlotte was about five blocks from the dormitory. To be excruciatingly definite, she was about to cross the square at Jackson and Madison, when a large automobile drove up, think it was a Rolls-Royce, or maybe it was a Pierce-Arrow-je ne sais pas -but the policeman thought it was a Marmon. The car stopped. A handsome youth alighted. "Oh!" said the fresh-faced Char- lotte, "Ig must be Galahad himself." fDeceived by the knightly shave and the lengthy hair cut. The policeman wearing his usual facial expression, similar to that of the A. H. S. Bulldog, but with a somewhat kinder look in his eyes fthe bulldog, I meanj, took the number of the car as it sped away in the dusk or the dust. Frantically, he tore up the street, and now issuing from a nearby doorway, there came a frantic reporter in hopes of securing a story. He attached himself to the policeman and together they sped up the avenue. After running for four blocks, they breathlessly rounded the square on which the Freshman dormitory stood. Behold! They ran no more-for at the entrance to the dorm they saw the youth bidding adieu to the fair Charlotte. "Where is my story?" said the reporter with tears gushing down both cheeks. The policeman, who was good at heart, sank to the pavement. He spoke: "He said,- he said, that he was going to take her home." "And my God, he did!" groaned the reporter. -Eleanore Freeman '27 DID YOU KNOW ? ? That C. C. C. stands for Carey Curtis Crawford? That Orrin Rastus Findley used to play basketball? That Miss Crawford once went to the trouble to speak to a young man in the window of the Leader Store in Lima? fNo wonder she goes to Lima so oftenj. That Mattice has a girl in Toledo or at least if he doesn't have one, he seems to enjoy himself in the big town. Where's Irick's girl? All right now? He knows. We "Wander" what Miss Bossert's pin which she wears so faithfully means? That Miss Snyder has been riding to school lately in a rather nice appearing -7 roadster . iil That the M. 8a R. Co. stands for McElwain Kr Routson Poultry Company? That Miss Gratz has a friend in Kentucky and that she went to see "her" a week F end not so long ago. is Q That Miss Barnes owns the Ford you see her driving once in a while? 23? That Mrs. Mowen drives like greased lightning when she starts wheel' d th N road? fDon't tell the copsj. mg Own e ' I' H - F 2 ' Q -,, , 'le ff -... Fra" vc' , l -M. ""!, - Y , Y A ill E141 QM-QP' 3' S53- 3 7g:Yi:'?1fiu" f gin - ' v Q K. ? 5 RWM Jkei..-'mv RNZMHQM, f QQQ I X Q - L X Cm HD ss X Glasses Q 1 . f if D E n-X12 , 1 v " N.. ",-"ig, ADA HIGH SCHOOL POETICAL ATTEMPTS A Song When you and I were Freshmen free, 'Twas in the year of 19235 Our superintendent great was he, You see his name was C. C. C. Next year it went from bad to worse, The Sophies heart night onto burstg They shoved on us a man named Finn, We learned Biol'gy under him. Next year it went from worse to bad, We lost what little brains we hadg With Irick, Gratz and all the rest We thought we had the very best. This year they thought they had a clue, Gave us a Socialist through and through, He sure believed in women's rights. So he walked the floor both day and night Our janitor is very good, We have no heat whene'er we shouldg For "Lookie here," says he to me, "I belong to the Faculty." Kind friends, right now our song's most done We hope we have offended noneg But when you call on us to sing, I guess We'll sing most anything. Kind friends, our song's right now complete We really think you've had a treat, Please understand we had to sing, So we just sang most anything. -J. J. Jlngleheimer Reveries c-E-a Bulldog DEDICATED TO THE A. H. S. BULLDOG Oh me, Oh my, I'm proud of me For picking out A. H. S. to be My home for now and eternity. I've done first rate for my first year, In making others shed a tear, For victories they've lost to us here. My voca1izing's spoken of often, Indeed I stood up well against Bluffton, I growled till they all thought I was a tough one In muscular feats I'm also strong, And if some scores did go wrong Remember I ain't been here long. Why I ain't nothing but a youngster yet, Wait till I'm grown and don't forget What a reaction those other dogs'll get. I'm sure a high class bulldog too, With high ideals in all I do, So come along and all be true. -Class of 27 if N l J . A- L N iw- X ' "- CQ. " A O v ,- ,. . -,"' " , If16l NKSMLQZ fkfs Seniors K--.. -. env., r -,W ADA HIGH SCHOOL Senior Class Officers J-I-K, President, PAUL WERTHEIMER Vice President, HAROLD SHELLY 1 l ll T...ll 1 - . I Secretary-Treasurer, MILDRED BATTELS CLASS MOTTO "The Past Forever Gone, the Future Still Our Own." CLASS COLORS Purple and White CLASS FLOWER Tea Rose Senior Class Poem The lofty ship of Seniors is anchored In the great harbor of fast fleeting life: We look to the left and then to the right, And see on all hands signs of earthly strife. Four years have we labored within the walls Of the school house which to us is so dear. Four year have we patiently, gladly toiled, And now the time for departing is near. Those years are now gone no more to return, We turn from the door of the knowledge tower To the world Where life's lesson We'11 learn, Of happiness, of sorrow, and power. Full well have our many lessons been done, And our talent, and sportsmanship, too: Many trophies of honor have we won, Since to Ada High we have proven true. We now look to thee, oh Faculty true: In all the years of our High School career, You have done the very best you could dog So we wish you joy for each coming year. Oftentimes We have failed to do our best And tried your patience in classroom and hall, But let not these mistakes your minds molestg Remember the good done by one and all. Success stands waiting in the open door, She beckons you to strive higher and see Ambitions which lead to fame evermore, And retain for you always, friendship's key. Farewell, Seniors, and memories sublime, Farewell, Oh Scenes, that to us will be dear, As we depart on our journey with time And yearn for school days to return each year. .fl .., 51,7 --A -A- Q L N ""'3if,?r'9-.., 1 E181 , . I PURPLE AND GOLD ROBER'l' ALLEN Athletic Board '25 Football '23, '24, Capt. '25 Sportsmanship Club '25, '26 One of our famous poets GLADYS E. ANSPACH Chorus '24, '25 French Club '26, '27 This curly-haircd maid is hard to beat, KENNETH M. ARNOLII Bluffton H. S. '24 Hi-Y Club '26,'27 French Club '26 Sportsmanship Club '27 states, For at Doling's she makes us Like Abraham Lincoln re- All things come to him Who sweet. nowned, waits. His legs only reach to the ground. , l MILDRED BATTELS JOSEPH E. BAKER EDNA J. BEUHLER 1 Ada Grammar School Ada Grammar School Ada Grammar School Basketball '24, '25, '26, Capt. Class B. B. '25, '26 Chorus '24, '25, '26, '27 '27 , l. C. C. Electrician '24, '25, Latin Club '26, '27 Class Sec'y.-Treas. '27 '26, '27 Athletic Board '27 French Club '26 She's not a coquette, we al- Pep Club '25, '26,' 27, Treas. Current History Club '27 low, '26 . llut she holds a place in our There 1sn't much .Toe can't re- heart anyhow. She's studious and easy to pair, look upon, He's our Edison, of abilities ls she a descendant of the rare. Amazon? L...... be , 7 U.,-4,,. if 1 '4' .faq mb ,. ' N , Tiff' ' l " X - R in-...A Ck - -1' XM-ff-: '--, rags., E191 l ADA HIGH SCHOOL saaaaa -I-K. DIARVIN BARANSY Ada Grammar School President Freshman Class Art Editor, "Purple and Gold" Football '24, '25, '26 Athletic Board '27 Basketball '25, '26 Sportsmanship Club '26, '27 Musician, cartoonist, and ath- lete as well, The boys like Baransy, the gilrs say he's swell. PAULINE CU Nl M INS New Hampshire H. S. '26 English Club Pres. '27 This lassie has ways that are winning, And ideas that make her well liked from the beginning. GLADYS C0'l'NER Ada Grammar School Cheer Leader '25 Bedford High School '26 Pep Club '27 Tho she's much smaller than most of her sex, To keep track of her admir- ers, she needs an index VVALTER BA'1"l'EL5 ljoxwell Graduate Current History Club '26, '27 Don't judge by the capers or airs he puts on: There's a lot more in Walter than he ever lets on. IIUSSELL BARNES Boxwell Graduate lflditor-in-Chief "Purple and Gold" Hi-Y Club '26, '27 Chorus '24, '26, '27 Orchestra '27 Forum Club '26, Pres. '27 Class B. B. '25, '26 lnterclass Debate '26 Vice Pres. Junior Class '26 Class Orator liright country lad, his sing- ing comes natural, He's jack of all trades and master of several. RUTH DAILEY Ada Grammar School Chorus '24, '25, '26 '27 Orchestra '26, '27 lnterclass '24, '25, '26 English Club Sec'y.-Treas. 26 Pep Club '27 Athletic Board '27 Assistant Editor "Purple and Gold" She dabbles in verse, books go to her head, Her looks might be worse 'nuff said. - un? ,w,K A QW X 'K . - U - IN C K V lnml i'f J- 'Qi-f'-'l4G'?s1lI"--,.' .-. E201 PURPLE AND GOLD MARVIN BOSSE PAULINE DERRINGER RIIBERT COTNER I Boxwell Graduate Boxwell Graduate Ada Grammar School Current History Club History Club '26 History Club '26 i , Travel Club '27 Forum Club Treas. '27 Like the wise old owl who sat in an oak, As a shy country girl she Robert, the witty, sagacious The more he saw, the less he never says much, and brave, spoke. But her grades respond to her Still cannot make his emo- studious touch. tions behave. HELEN ELZAY WVILLIS CUDIMINS DORIS EPLEY Boxwell Graduate Kenton Grammar School lloxwell Graduate Chorus '24, '27 History Club Vice Pres. '26 Travel Club '26, '27 French Club '26, '27 Art Club Pres. '27 ' Thought is deeper than all of She's Lavawn's sister, but that lndeed hc's a man of acknovv- speech, isn't all, ledged success, She lives in realms where we For we all like Helen and she ln affairs of the-well We'll cannot reach. likes us all. permit you to guess. 1...- .Q , ,N-...gkx gs-Q-MK , ., T if Ci - I .... wvfi' ff' i ' X 'III' .4.,.4avM."1'i'-,.f.i:4k,,Q..4l-sa. -'GPX ' 'sf V-'R CQ ' X if 'M 'Mfr '-...xy-+..,-5 i211 N li i ...-i :R ADA HIGH SCHOOL 'V are can ,nt Q LAVAVVN ELZAY Boxwell Graduate Chorus '24, '27 French Club Sec'y. '26 Travel Club Pres. '27 Quite pretty and possessed of personality- To describe her would tax our originality. ZADA GRAY Ada Grammar School French Club '26, '27 Not half so sober as her name would suggest, She enjoys a good joke and al- ways does her best. AUDREN DERIN GEII lioxwell Graduate Travel Club '26, '27 His is that of a gentleman clear through, His manners and words are always true blue. IIARYEY GALLANT Ada Grammar School '23 Class Basketball '24 Varsity Basketball '25, '26, .97 Football '24, '25, '26 Class President '26 Hi-Y Club V.-Pres. '26, Pres. '27 Sportsmanship Club '26,'27, Y.-Pres. Orchestra '24, '25, '27 Athletic Board '27 Harvey's a man our class may take pride ing A firm, steady backer in all that's undertaken. fii+K4'wf,- , 'W , K N V .C 'fy , ' x 2,7 -UWM- fx Y t - ,fp 2,1frf?q'-21, , , fm- .... e A m -x ww-.5 ELEANOR FREENIAN Ada Grammar School Pep Club '26, '27, Sec'y- Treas. Brainy and Witty and a bit contrary: Do you s'pose she's related to the dictionary? LUCILLE G REENAWVALT l!oxWell Graduate Orchestra '25, '26, '27 History Club '26 French Club '27 Her talents in music are as well worth the mention As that friendly good Will that attracts our attention. E221 PURPLE AND GOLD .......... x J f, JANET HUFFIVIAN Boxwell Graduate Latin Club '26, '27 VVith pretty red hair and re- tiring grace, This industrious girl has won her place. ELEANOR KELLY Ada Grammar School Chorus '24, '25, '26, '27 Travel Club '26, '27 Of this likeable girl there's no evil to say, She's nice all around, and cheerful alway. LLOYD GUTHIIIE Ada Grammar School Class Basketball '25, '26 lnter-Class Contest '26 Hi-Y Club '27 Forum Club '26 Current History Club '27 V. Pres, A man of affairs, as by his history you see, Ts this jolly well liked Mr. Lloyd Guthrie, MICHAEL HANIMER Iloxwell Graduate History Club '26 Agriculture Judging Team '26 Travel Club '27 Bachelorhood is freedom, bachelorhood is peace, Bachelorhood is independence and a simple life of ease. v .IEANETTE JONES Sewickley, Pa. Travel Club '26, '27, V. Pres. lf you ever hear a joke that's the limit Remember Jeanette, and fig- ure she's in it. IRENE KENNEDY Hugh's High School, Cincin- nati, '25 Ass't. Organization Editor "Purple and Gold" English Club '26 Pep Club '27 Annual Staff '26 Student Council '27 Chorus '26 Program Committee '27 Thou hast Friendship's spell, and the power to draw All hearts to thine by love's sweet law. 5 -G '-aw fl- I I L...- MGLXIA ,A ,' ' X X x'75iL"Tfi-Dzagi ef" X hifi! ' :fir ,J-'51 CA ' ,uf " Y I , lf23l " "x..'i""-Q, ADA HIGH SCHOOL 4 s ANNA KIMBLE lloxwell Graduate Travel Club '26 French Club '27 Although she's quiet and a little grave, VVe'll remember her presence and the friendship she gave. DlAR.GARE'l' lVIcALI'IN Marshall H. S. '25 French Club '26, V. Pres. '27 VVhy, no, she'd never set the world aflame, llut she'd be there with her bucket just the same. X MARGARET ICLINGLER FRANK KELLY Boxwell Graduate lioxwell Graduate Art Club '26 Travel Club '26, '27 Travel Club '27 His eyes are dreamy but his If the handsomest curls that tie is straight: you QVSI' saw His mind may wander but Are the title to beauty, we that look is great. stand back in awe. l N VERA KLINGLER VANCE LEONARD W Boxwell Graduate Union Twp. H. S. '24 Chorus '24 Hi-Y Club '26, V. Pres. '27 Travel Club Sec'y. '26 History Club, Pres. '26 French Club Sec'y. '27 Forum Club, Sec'y. '27 When it comes to the know- From all we can see and all ledge of books, we've found out, Vera's on hand with intelli- We believe that this fellow is gent looks. a mighty good scout. il . ns? I Egl-'A-A ' "-Lrwg -is 1 . , 'lm 1 5 X 5 K3 K ,V X 7 A ,lr 'iff' fgvfksxi, , Cs Hal, A n"'5t' N' M ' Ami' vu -1 'n .X ,-"RA l24l X PURPLE AND GOLD , .......- x Q l MILDRED DIcELl-IAN EY Ada Grammar School French Club '26, '27 For the past four years she's RICHARD McAlil'lN Ada Grammar School Chorus '25, '26 Latin Club '26 English Club '27 LORENE IVIUELIIOY Ada Grammar Schools French Club '26 Travel Club '27 been prompt at school, This slip of a miss must come l With never an absence, punc- Yes, Dicli's a nice chap, happy in our list tuality's her rule. and handsome, As one who is Willing, in all, And his love for books is past to assist. all comparison. l MARY DIcLAUGl-ILIN Rl'Sll NIUULEARY RUTH MILLER lnterclass '24, '25, '27 Mt. Pleasant Grammar Roundhead H. S. '25 Chorus '24 School Art Club '26, '27 Art Club '26 Business Mgr. "Purple and . English Club '27 Gold" Her honest efforts command Forum Club Treas. '26 our respect, Your faculty of reading has Sportsmanship Club Treas. YVe're glad for her place in won you renown, '27 our class elect. Xvhile your smile would repel Hi-Y Club Sec'y. '26, Treas. the darkest frown. '27 Football Mgr. '27 Class H. R. '25, '26 Athletic Board '27 mainly -The Torch" '26 l How could We live Without ' Irishman Rush, His business acumen, his fun, or his blush? . ,Qt 1, . ll-H.-.jkg '-.-"-L.A..- 52. , 1 'kj' in 'K ' ' x R L24 A ' ff" i 1 ' C - u.t9 l- of ,.,-A ,fm Q - -"' W4:-if -xv' -N., E251 N i I l ADA HIGH SCHOOL i i GLA DYS LUUILLE M0'l"l'Ell lloxwell Graduate Class Sec'y.-Troas. '24, '25 Pep Club '26, '27, V. Pres. Now here is a maid who has power to allure, A mind and a charm that make popularity sure. CHAUDINE PHILLIPS Ada Grammar School Travel Club '26, '27 lt takes some tact to fit in anywhere, Yet she can do it, in a way GEORGE MCELROY Ada Grammar School Class B. li. '24, '25 Asst, B. B. Mgr. '24 IS. LS. Manager '25 Athletic Board '24, '25 Sportsmanship Club '26, '27 Football '25, '26 Varsity 13. 13. '27 Now we don't want none of you sass, llut what's the par value of l'0opl0's gas? PAUL MAIN Boxwell Graduate Class li, 12. '25, '26 Orchostra '27 History Club '26, '27 Such a lad brings out our Ell I Z A BETH M EYERS Ada Grammar School French Club '26 Pep Club '27 In life, in letters, in art, or Whore Can we find a damsel so fair? RIf'l'H POLING Hoxwell Graduate Chorus '24, '25, '26, '27 French Club '26, '27 'Tis not just those who excel in speech, Who lessons of help and sym- pathy teach. that's sure. point: That country boys do not dis- appoint. l l 1.1 .5 , z , 'ws '? 4 ii 1 'v 4. Y 1 N 'IFB 4. - X ,f X X- ' Misa. ' 2 -K ""'S-1.f"'--.,. E261 ,PURPLE AND GOLD P MILDRED RUNSER BILL MESSENGER DIARY SANDERSON Ada Grammar School Pippapass, Ky. Grammar Ada Grammar School g Travel Club '26 School Chorus '24, '25 7 Pep Club '27 Pippapass High School '24 Travel Club '26 Basketball '27 'Wayland and Louisa High French Club '27 School '25 One fell glance from thy lim- Ada High School '26 A cordial personality has its pid eye, Travel Club '26 recompense And at thy feet thy courters History Club Pres. '27 In the esteem of all for what lie. Football '26 it represents. Joke Editor, "Purple and l Gold" My name isn't William, just call me "l3ill." l'll get sober when I'm older, but not until. HELEN SCOTT CHARLES PETERSON DOROTHY SLEESDIAN Ada Grammar School Ada Grammar School . Chorus .24 Sports Editor "Purple and ??3ng'1IagfGnba':2Ec"?70' French Club '26 .G0ld" ' Pep Club ,27 Vice Pres. Freshman Class Through all the days of her A 34, schoolcareen ' Intelligence and coyness com- PFGS-ldellf SODHOITIOTG Class She's proven loyal and mad bine in Helen, '25 y ' . herself dear. e To make a character that is F'00tball 24, 25. CHIW3-lT1'26 sweet and compellin'. Basketball '26, '27 Class Basketball '24 Athletic Board '27 Sportsmanship Club '26, '27 1 This modern Sampson is quite l--- all right, , L'-""" Except his arm since the foot- -E , ball fight. vm. .g '.-N ... 1 ,L 1 VW- ' X N 'llill - VLjLA'T'5f.L' L - ' Y ff' ,, . . Job' ' 'x:',."'5's Q Q-.,,:,.1-, .-n.5t- if YMQQEWDQNBQI E271 i ADA HIGH SCHOOL 1 A... ... GERALD ROCKVVELL Ada Grarnniar School Class Basketball '24, '25, 26 Forum Club '26 English Club '27 1 His is the gift to inspire con- fidence, Dy his kindness, his smile, and common sense. CAROL STRAHNI Ada Grammar School Ada High '24 LENORE S'l'EMl'LE .Jackson Twp, Schools Pep Club '25, '26, Pres. '27 Chorus '24 Calendar Editor "Purple and Gold" It takes a bi-ainy woman to make a man happy, And keep him contented, but l,eno1'e's snappy. HAROLD SHELLY Ada Grammar School Class Basketball '24 l Iberia High '25, '26 Sign Committee '24, '25, '26, French Club '27 '27 Valedictorian Class of '27 Football '24, '25, '26, '27 Varsity B. B. '25, '26, '27 In the golden realm of silence, Sportsmanship Club Pres. in its knowledge laden cell, '27 Thou dwellest by a brook that Hi-Y '26, '27 doth its wisdom tell. Class Vice Pres. '27 Annual Staff '27 1-Jl O me, O my, he's such a big N boy, av. And filled with power and ' , simple joy, gi--s-.AAS . 1 ,ll Q ' K " A . . N V7 - , 5511554 CL C X. ' ,A V GQ X A .,m,,S"- W " " 7 -'M o 'mx f"-..,, FHARIIES RUNSER Ada Grammar School Class B. lj. '24, '25 Varsity 2nd team '26, '27 Football '26 Class Vice Pres. '25 Chapel Program Committee '26 Hi-Y Club '26, '27 A mirthful heart and a gal- lant sword Add many a friend to this knight's reward. HELEN WAGNER Boxer Graduate Travel Club '26, '27, Sec'y. Kind Words, like chickens come home to roost, That's the secret of her like- ableness-she boosts. f28l PURPLE AND GOLD X f MARIi WVARREN EYELYN VVILCOX PAUL WVERTHEIHER Ada Grammar School Doxwell Graduate Ada Grammar School ' Activity Editor "Purple and Chorus '24, '25, '26, '27 Senior Class President Gold" Art Club Sec'y. '26 Class R. ll. '24, '25, '26 Interclass '24, '25, '26, '27 French Club '27 Class Cheer-Leader '24, '25, W Student-Faculty Council '25, '26, '27 '26, '27 To play and sing are accom- Head Cheer-Leader '25 Orchestra '24, '25, '26 plishments, Sportsmanship Club '26, '27 Forum Club '26, '27 That enhance her beauty and Annual Typist Hi-Y Club '26, '27 studious bent. Sophomore Editor Annual T would not Weep, no, not T: '25 Always grinning, l never sigh. Serious thoughts my brain cn- gage! I feel at home on the orator's stage. INEZ WVULFLEY HAROLD WVUUD FLORINE ZIUKAFOOSE Ada Grammar School Boxwell Graduate lloxwell Graduate French Club '26, '27 Travel Club '26 Class Poet History Club '27 English Club '26, '27 Pretty, peppy, cheery, three: By my giggle, ye shall know l'm rather quiet and not out- VV'ith quiet and dignity, she me. spoken, makes no boast But that doesn't say I'm ad- Of poetical gifts that deserve verse to jokin'. our toast. I L...... is , .I i f..-. Y f 1--K-AAS gg p mm... , as , -c , 'W .f ' N , ,X f , X f' y,A?l,,1" 'N' X i L' Q . , .fbf ' "1-...ll N Y Jani-., .,u.,,Wyj..,,-sh l29l ADA HIGH SCHOOL in 3 in ,KE M51 I "fi X 0 OA ,Jam 2' :U GT' it 'I A", ' , IIARY ZICKAFOOSE N Boxwell Graduate Latin Club '26, '27 Chorus '27 Although sho's the least of the three Ziclcafooses, Her Charm is such that sho needs no excuses. l ll L KYAKEFIELD KVRIGHT Ada Grammar Schoul Hi-Y Club '26, Sedy. '27 HAYNE ZICKAFOOSE Boxwell Graduate Travel Club '26 Spurtsmansliip Club '26, '27 English Club '27 Football '25 Basketball Manager '27 Athletic Board '27 The greater the task, the greater her gift: Sn fi-uni her path all obstacles XVith my strong arm and flit. manly chest, l'v0 done the most for A, H S. gi! J , 4 i . f are qf'Qs'sN " 'fiQfNfsL 2 e' s 2 Cs ,H 411- xx 'MMHI X467 M15 A "Amb- .,-4 , '-'s.Lg""..,.,-Q E301 PURPLE AND GOLD Prophecy of the Class of 1927 It is the spring of 1937. Since my graduation from Ada High School I have been 'elmployed in the office of a Cleveland law firm. My work had been very heavy so my employer granted me a six months' rest. Consulting a physician he advised a trip abroad, so I chose the Orient as the place to spend my vacation. It seems that all the beautiful and interesting things I have ever read about are centered in this queer yet wonderful land. But I must tell you the most interesting coincidence which happened during my visit there. I awakened early the second day of my stay, in at little Chinese village, to find the earth wet with dew and the birds singing merrily in the trees outside my window. I decided that I would visit the busy section of the town that day. So, after a simple breakfast of rice and tea, I started forth. Reaching my destination, I stood gazing and admiring all the different costumes and places that one finds inla foreign land. But suddenly whom should I see but one of my Chinese friends that I had known While going to Ohio Northern University. As he glanced at me, he stopped and stared, and at once his visage brightened for he remembered and recalled our meeting in the far off village of Ada. At once We started conversing and, after talking for some time he volunteered to accompany me on my walk and to show me the places of interest. The morning was spent in visiting many odd and interesting places. Soon it l was lunch time, and I suggested to my friend that I must return to my room. As we were about to leave each other a disappointed look came upon his face, and the cause was soon understood, when he told me he had failed to take me to the famous "Revela- tion House" which was situated in this village. I was eager to go and at once agreed. X Walking for some time we came to a small building and upon entering found it to be a very dark and ghost like place. We sat down and waited, and soon a weak voice spoke, asking us whose present, past, or future we wished to hear. After sitting quietly for some time, I summoned my courage and weakly asked if it could tell me where my old Senior Classmates were at the present time. We were told to watch directly in front of us and as we did a bright light appeared. We saw before us a large stage on which the members of the class of 1927 were to appear. As I looked I saw through the misty veil an office and heard the click of a typewriter and before it saw Lavawn Elzay. She had become the private secretary of a Wall Street broker. Now I perceived a Tea Shoppe on Fifth Avenue, owned and operated by the three Zickafoose sisters, Maude, Mary, and Florine, which is known as the "Three Z Shoppe." Li. .si . Sl ' x in ,I - '- 5 pa ' Cv. Ami--fG3r?'l',Yv ' 4' N e 'lrffaa Q 1 ""xFi""i"'-.. E311 i N l ...J it ADA HIGH SCHOOL Another similar scene was that of my classmates, Gladys Anspach and Inez Wolfley, running an exclusive confectionery in an Eastern city and no other than Claudine Phillips is the cashier. A - Next appears a large high school building in St. Louis, and we see our old high school basketball star, 'Mildred Battels, coaching the winning team. She is receiving as much praise as ever. We are carried into a small Western town and as we look closer we see Harvey Gallant, Lenore Stemple and Gladys Motter walking down the street. We learn by their conversation that Harvey and Lenore are the owners of a drug store there and Gladys is only visiting them. She is busy making tours over the United States as a politician, but soon is going to retire and make her home in Kenton. Before our eyes appear the widely famed engineers, no other than Joe Baker and his assistant, Vance Leonard, who had just finished a large bridge in Texas. A scene of merriment is shown featuring Marvin Baransy and his popular dance orchestra opening a large summer resort. As we peer at the crowded floor, we see Ruth Dailey at the piano. Then we see Michael Hammer and Walter Battles, managers of a large dairy. They are assisted by Doris Epley, Anna Kimble, Margaret McAlpin, and Edna Buehler, who are dressed entirely in white uniforms. Why are so many handsome fellows at the same counter in a large music store? Well, that's easily explained when we see Margaret Klingler selling the latest Victor Records. I know that you'll like to hear about what I saw next. Russell Barnes and Lloyd Guthrie are now successful lawyers in Chicago, just as ambitious as they used to be in old Ada High. Above, a loud noise was heard, and as we looked we saw Kenneth Arnold and Marvin Bosse seated in a large airplane. They are now in the government air service. Hark! what beautiful music. In the singing of a grand opera in New York, we see Vera Klingler, Mary Sanderson, and Evelyn Wilcox taking leading parts. They have studied in Europe and are now world- famous soloists. The next scene takes place in Paris where we find Elizabeth Myers as a professional model. However, that seems no more than natural. In a large hospital we find Lorene McElroy, Helen Wagner and Ruth Poling as trained nurses. All three seemed very much interested in a patient who proved to be Ruth Miller, who is suffering from a nervous breakdown. We can hardly recognize the two people in the next room, but after a few minutes we discover that it is Harold Wood and Willis Cummins. They are the chief mechanics in the Ford garage located in Alger, and are unusually covered with grease and oil. The curtain rises and the spot light is thrown upon Gladys Cotner, graceful little toe dancer in a musical comedy. Oh, surprise of surprises! There is the old Ada High School building in all its pomp and glory. Robert Allen is superintendent and Wake- field Wright,,principal. It was once asked what Ada High would do without them. .- ...Ai . , ., 1 X ' X 'faCLw,5aQ Q - A 4.. -A V SX N ,.,:2.- , -nv--'21 '- -R -ian? .,u,,h.s:'..,q.i, - E321 PURPLE AND GOLD Yes, that is a small farm near Bluffton, Ohio. I do not recognize the man in the field, but the lady standing in the door of the cottage is Helen Elzay. I find the career of the next very interesting. Our friend Eleanore Freeman has won for herself a great name as an authoress. As we gaze in astonishment, we are shown a World Fair. We find it time for the auto races and the crowd is wild with excitement. Janet Jones wins the race. Her mechanic we find is no other than Zada Gray. Talking! Talking! Talking! Oh, so fast! But it is only George McElroy and Paul Wertheimer, agents for a new book entitled, "What to Say--and When to Say It." The following scene seems very familiar, for it takes place in our nearby city of Lima. Charles Runser is living very peacefully here with his wife, Gwendolyn. While still in Lima we see Eleanor Kelly and Lucille Greenawalt working at the Woolworth. Just as we expected, some of our illustrious classmates are in Congress. I see Gerald Rockwell and Rush McCleary sitting in the Senate looking very proud and wise. Next We see Mark Warren, the editor of the Chicago News. As we glance at the headlines we see Walter Binkley and Audren Deringer have made a successful Alaskan expedition. Pauline Derringer and Janet Huffman are the owners and also the managers of a first class theatre. In the movie comedy we see Bill Messenger and Paul Main as en- tertaining as ever. Dick McAlpin and Mary McLaughlin have never left Ada. Both are in the gro- cery business and are great competitors. The scene that we next see takes place in Hollywood, California. Robert Cotner now lives in that city. He has made millions by managing cut-rate drug stores. In his up-to-date store in Hollywood we find Pauline Cummins demonstrating Golden Glint. Sure enough, that dignified gentleman is Lester Scott, sitting at the desk of a modern hotel. Those two gentlemen registering are Harold Shelly and Charles Peterson, pro- fessional football players. ' Last but not least we see Helen Scott and Irene Kennedy as missionaries, upholding the good end of their class by traveling over the world and spreading the good word. Again all is dark, and thanking my friend for such an opportunity, I left him Won- dering if what I had seen was true. -Mildred Runser '27 1. nb? l ,l I! I I-. ...re yi-A--figs geus-we -5,- .W I X 'l ' fikljb f- X ,f,2ATs5"" I 4 - lf A ' .PF .' ff- ,Mil .fair - .,f 'in' Q-'W-...,i'-f-...,' l33l l K l ADA HIGH SCHOOL Ju History of the Class of 1927 It was on the sixth of September in 1923, that the present graduating class of '27 started its High School career. We will have to admit that we were green, in fact, we cannot realize the number of mistakes that we made, for a freshman in the wrong class- room was not an uncommon thing for the first few days, and things were all strange to us who were destined to become the far famed class of '27, the largest ever grad- uated from the Ada High School. There were eighty of us and there was not one out of the eighty who did not get somewhat excited during the first stages of their High School life. However, we soon got under way and elected the officers who were to handle the class in its stages of infancy. Marvin Baransy was elected President, Charles Peterson, Vice President, and Carmien Black, Secretary-Treasurer. As to the progress of the class during the year, little is to be said except that at the termination of the year most of us had completed the Freshman course and were looking forward to larger worlds to conquer. The next September we returned to take up our work as A. H. S. Sophomores. By this time we knew that we knew everything that was to be learned, in fact, we believed the teachers to be slightly inferior to us in intellect. However, before the close of the year we realized our great mistake. Now that we were Sophomores, we could laugh at the mistakes of the Freshmen and look at them with the grandiloquence that comes when one is an upper classman. This, thesecond year, was the big year for the Class of '27. We placed a number of men on both the football and basketball teams, and it was a great source of satisfaction to us to see Mildred Battels holding a regular berth on the girls' team. Besides our athletic achievements, we won the Interclass Contest in spite of all the opposition the other classes could put up. The pilot of the class this year was Charles Peterson and as assistants he had Charles Runser as Vice President and Gladys Motter as Secretary-Treasurer. We returned the next year with but seventy of the original eighty members of the class, and after careful consideration we elected Harvey Gallant, President, Russell Barnes, Vice President and Ruth Dailey, Secretary-Treasurer. This year we again contributed to the various sports in a never to forgotten manner and as a crowning achievement of the year, we gave to the Senior Class, what has been known as the best Junior-Senior banquet ever put on. Finally we came to the rank of Seniors and a more dignified aggregation was never seen in the school. By the election of Paul Wertheimer as President, Harold Shelly as Vice President, and Mildred Battels as Secretary-Treasurer, we chose as the administration of the class the peppiest and most efficient of officers. Then we chose as Editor of the Annual, Russell Barnes, and as his Business Manager Rush McCleary. The annual bids fair to be the largest and most complete of any ever published. We wish well to everyone who has in any way contributed to the success of the Class of '27 and we are sure that the present graduating class has done its share in upholding the high standards of the school. Now as we leave we are about to bring our high school life to a close, we wish to thank the Faculty for the interest which they have taken in us and we are indeed greatly indebted to them for any success X with which we may meet in the future. -Vance Leonard '27 .il .ti I 3-M-Jlxssl I., , ' their, xt- X 'fl' X X E Ill cm,-0431134-A.. K - k -4n l34l PURPLE AND GOLD CLASS WILL Let it be known that we, the Senior Class of Ada High School, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, nearing that fatal day when it will be neces- sary for us to sever our scholastic and social ties with the said Ada High School, do, with full realization of its importance, declare this to be our last will and testament. SECTION I. To the faculty of Ada High School we will many thanks for having extended a guiding hand to us through our four years of scholastic life as students of Ada High School. SECTION II. To the Sophomores, our sister class, we bequeath: 1. Our cherished colors, the "Purple and White", with the hopes that you may cherish and protect them with all the zeal and earnestness, which we have a right to expect. 2. To Charles Fisher, we bequeath a part of Richard McAlpin's numerous blue slips, the remainder we will to our ever-faithful janitor, Mr. Ernest Routson, as a reward for having swept our chalk-besprinkled rooms during the four years of our high school career. 3. To Florine Baransy, we will Ruth Dailey's talent as a shorty story writer. 4. To Royal Shanks, we will the oratorical ability of Mark Warren. SECTION III. To the Junior Class, we bequeath our two home-rooms, which include the beautiful view afforded by the large well-kept windows, whose beauty we are well aware has enticed many a well-meaning student from his labors 3 furthermore, we bequeath to you fall our earthly possessions, which should be rightfully yours, yea, even unto the chewing gum beneath our desks, which has remained in a remarkable state of preser- vation throughout the past year. 1. To Louis Berger we leave Harold Shelly's ability as a wise-cracker. 2. To Malcolm Morrison we will Paul Wertheimer's knowledge of French. 3. To Betty Conner, we bequeath Mildred McElhaney's latest book, "Aids to Vamping". ' 4. To no other than Walter Crouse we bequeath George McElroy's meekness of speech. ' SECTION IV. After due consideration and deliberation, we have decided to will to the infant class of Ada High School many thanks for having passed the waste baskets and we allow them the privilege of resigning their position if they so desire. 1. To Loine Ash, we bequeath the dramatic ability possessed by Mary McLaughlin. 2. To Miles Betz, we will the latest popular book of Robert Allen, entitled "Journal of My Five Years in Ada High School", hoping that Miles will follow a worthy example and publish a similar work. 3. To Theodore Arnold, we leave Harvey Gallant's ability as a basketball player and we hope that he may develop Harvey's consistency. ax? I J l l s l-.1 Nga- '--A I , W' kv .fm ' X K ,f eff..-. C. ""v-gifts-... I351 l l ADA HIGH SCHOOL .nu Senior Class Grumble Some people who have never been inside the rickety walls of the Ada High School building say that it is a good enough school for the training of modern youth and that they went to a worse school, etc., etc. If they only knew the half of it they wouldn't say what they do about the old worn-out antique. The screechy floors and the swollen doors, together with the dirty walls are enough to drive anyone crazy. No wonder that you hear of so much discontent among the students. If some of the "old birds" would blow the dust off their pocket-books and get rid of their 1800 coins it would make a big difference in A. H. S. Of all the different climates and temperatures anywhere, Ada High has them all beat. No wonder the students are all the time sneezing and coughing. Why, in one room you roast and sometimes have to shed your coat and in the next one you.freeze. ll student has to carry an overcoah a pair of gloves and a fan with him all the time in order to keep up with the climatic changes Besides this, just recently a new colored slip was introduced. It is the latest ad- dition to our great collection, consisting of blue slips Cwhich everyone ought to know aboutj, pink slips, white slips, yellow slips and no-one-knows-what-colored slips. The latest member of the family is the brown slip and if they keep on adding slips they will run out of colors and then I suppose they will mix colors. There sure is a dumb bunch of Freshmen this year. If they knew just about one- half as much as they think they do they would be the smartest people alive. The Soph- omores are no better than the Freshmen, except that they are a little more cultivated in the art of chewing gum. By the way, chewing gum introduces a new subject, when Ada High students can chew gum without the teacher making him spit it out John D. will be broke and you know how soon that will be. Why, I never saw such a crabby bunch of teachers, they're always trying to get the best of you and are always bawling some one out, especially Harold Shelly, who never acts up. If you turn around in your seat, or look at some good-looking girl or whisper the least little bit to the person be- side you, you get cuffed down. When you wish to get permission to speak to some one it is like cheating a Jew out of a dime. VVho ever heard of such iU.treatrnent as the teachers give us. VVhy they even make us make up work if we are kept out of school on account of death, fire, cyclone, fishing, or some other equally important matter. They give us enough home work to kill any ordinary person and then pile more on in class in the form of exams, which are artistically camouflaged by the word "tests". Humph! They are always getting in our road when there is something important to do, especially when we have some important business to attend to. Why don't they do something beneficial for us like give dancing lessons, or give us picture shows instead of trying to put something which they call education in our heads, which comes in one ear and goes out the other. Some students of A. H. S. think they are real peppy, but when they get into a pep meeting half of them sit back in their seats and never open their traps. Pep, pep- why Ada High doesn't know what pep is. They are all dead from the heels up. They think they are pretty darned good coming to a game all sheiked up with a dame on their arm. Then, when it comes to yelling for the team, they think they are up in high life and that they don't have to do it. When Ada and Kenton play, 1 I x WMM -Y ' V N M x gf . x ' A S I 'XYZ-if Eff f- f' 351- 74, Cm n""5? l' V- L -m Jw., 'xff...,,e-, E361 , PURPLE AND GOLD the Kenton rooters make the Ada gang look sick from the top of the head down and their yells sound like whispers to the fellows out on the floor. They have to strain their ears to hear it and what good does that do, when they can't keep their mind on the ball. PEP, why they don't know any more about pep than a pessimist. In fact, I think they are a bunch of good for nothing pessimists themselves. Now another thing, the faculty have to make an effort every time they open their mouths to tell us something and they act as if they were paid to stand and scratch their heads and say, "All right now" to everything that we do, or rather try to do. They even think that they are big enough to take a Senior and hang him on the wall when we all know that a Senior's head alone weighs a ton. The best thing that could happen to this High School would be that the cupola would fall through the building and make it necessary for the town to build another. Then we might get something done besides stand around and look wise. We really think that the time spent in Ada High has been wasted, but we assure everyone concerned that we had a fairly good time while we wasted it. Well, I could write page after page of faults around Ada High, but I will leave some of them to the next grumbler. Maybe in some faraway day Ada High will be an ideal school ,run by the pupils and we add tohthis as a parting remark: "It won't be long now." -Charles Runser '27 The Transfiguration This great event took place in the Northern Galilean ministry. Leaving the city of Caesarea Phillipi, Jesus may have made a circuit of a' considerable region thereabout, or He may have gone into retirement with His disciples for the double purpose of in- structing them in their duties, which they must soon take upon themselves without His helpful presence, and also to escape the persecution of His enemies, who continued to menace His life. For at last six days, Jesus was practically withdrawn from the world, so far as the gospel narratives are concerned, for it is written that six days after these sayings QHis rebuke of Peter and declarations to His disciples and the peoplej Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and leadeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves, to pray." Why did Jesus show this apparent favoritism? Some natures blend while others will not assimilate, some are drawn irresistibly together, while between others there is the barrier of diffidence or repulsion, forbidding confidence, companionship for all His disciples, and this love was returned by them, yet some enjoyed a degree of affection much greater than others. Indeed, Jesus plainly indicated His special love for John and James, those sons of thunder, and for Peter, on more than one occasion. It is quite probable also, that James, John and Peter were better prepared to receive the testi- mony which was about to be given, for their spiritual insight, while not yet entirely clear, was greater than that of the other disciples who had not yet come to a realiza- tion of the spiritual kingdom which Christ was to set up. Having fully revealed Himself to His apostles as the Messiah promised, the time F ,L l ll. gg? .P . f "mn 4, ,.,,,f5glf X X lllll - ,merely .-'lu-H.-vsglf . an' 'A'-s.x7'-:.,h. E371 3 4 fi i l lil i ADA HIGH SCHOOL had now come for offering another testimony in addition to the miracles performed, to the complete substantiation of His claims in which God Himself was to be the wit- ness. Therefore, while Jesus was praying on the mountain peak, the proof of His divin- ity suddenly blazed up in a cloud of glory, to dazzle, bewilder the three disciples. "And as He prayed, He was transfigured before them, the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was as white as the light, glistening and shining exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller on earth can white them. And behold there talketh with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias, who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter, and they that were with Him were heavy with sleep, and when they were awake, they saw His glory, and the two men that stood with Him." Jesus had heretofore appeared to his disciples and the multitude as only a ser- vant so merciful, so kind and generous. They had seen Him pale and faint from pro- tracted exertion in His mission of immeasurable mercy. But now the everlasting testimony of that great trinity of which God himself stood at the head. His benign face shown like a blazing sun and His worn raiment scintillated, radiated from his precious body. Jesus had been praying until darkness had flung down the curtain of midnight, and the stars seemed to wink with drowsiness. But such flood of heavenly light flash- ed over the mountain top that midnight became as midday. The glorified one and the great lawgiver were bound in spiritual companionship with the great prophet, con- versing as in loving brotherhood, but in which compassion and sorrow told how all heaven was moved by the sacrifice that was soon to be made. Gradually the vision faded, and when Peter recovered from his overwhelming awe he said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be hereg and if Thou wilt, let us make three tabernacles, one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias." He would on this sacred spot have elaborate and adorned tents pitched, one in honor of Divinity, a second in honor of the Law, and the third in honor of prophecy. But, while he thus spake, there came a bright cloud, and overshadowed them, and they feared. As they entered into the cloud, and there came a voice out of the cloud, "This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased, hear ye Him". It was the glorious cloud of God's presence, the great light that illuminates all the shores of eternity. The three disciples fell upon their faces with fear, but in another moment the visitation was ended, the flaming cloud uprose, day broke over the mountain, and as the voice ceased Jesus touched the three, saying, "Arise, be not afraid." The gentle touch of Jesus' hand dispelled all fear from His disciples, and with returning trustfulness how they must have felt a worshipful impulse 5 and what flattery and exaltation they must have experienced at the remembrance of the glorious vision, and how anxious they must have been to tell their experience to their less favored companions and to proclaim to the people the heavenly manifestation made in their presence in demonstration of the divine sonship of Jesus. But as they came down from the peak of transfiguration, Christ especially charged them to reveal nothing of what they had just seen until He was risen from the dead. No narrative in the gospel has enjoyed a greater variety of interpretation than this. It is a witness to the greatness and uniqueness of Jesus. He had overcome the temptation to use spectacular means to bring in his kingdom or to make his appeal to the physical in any way. Evelyn Wilcox '27 fThesis submitted in Bible Classy. WH rs Q ,, W 1' ' x X' . . x ng? 47 .. ggzzgifxgjw n --.reef t - 'S,s.'y""'-...,,, l38l -W fi P11 NAV fbgwix 1 KK X'-'22 CD X93 p liuniors 1 .Ll . ,512 1 W, ' 1 1 ADA HIGH SCHOOL Allen, John Bame, Harold Battels, Howard Baughman, Dwight Berger, Lewis Cole, Robert Crouse, Wallace Cummins, Ray Earl, Howard Ferral, James Brame, Clona Connor, Betty Earl, Madge Ellis, Doris Gesaman, Alice Hesser, Eva Hesser, Juanita N ., .f,C'5 - The Juniors BOYS Fisher, Luther Harrod, Paul Henry, Leonard Hermon, Douglas High, Allan Kennedy, Ralph Klingler, Keith Klingler, Stanley Long, Russell Main, Richard GIRLS Hilty, Luella Ingledue, Ruth Klingler, Elizabeth Lowman, Eunice McCurdy, Flora Povenmire Dorothy Reese, Kathryn ,, YJ. , O wls, X M " -Y ' -'- L Hana- ' 'W-X,ff's'--. Marshall, Ben Mertz, Forest Moore, Otho Morrison, Malcolm Reams, Harold Street, Charles Ward, Miller Wood, Moston Wright, Sanford Wycoff, Clyde Smith, Frankie Speer, Mildred Taylor, Madaline Tremain, Marguerite Welty, Kathryn Wood, Grace Zickafoose, Frances +1- l40l PURPLE AND GOLD J-I-'L J-rx. JUNIORS In the long ago month of September of the year 1924, a number of "children" gathered in the Freshman home room. Those "children" make up the present Junior Class of said Ada High School. We had and still have with us such prominent pupils as Frankie Smith, Betty Conner, and others, who have made themselves famous in the game knovsm as basketball. Lou Fisher, Sandy Wright, Bug Long, John Allen and Bob Cole are well known in the football line. Besides these, the class can also boast a few track men such as Doug Hermon. Well, anyway, during the Freshman year things went nice as peaches and cream and only a few quit school UD. A few of our class took part in athletic contests but most of them were far too timid for such public feats. Interclass came around and we started our losing streak by failing to cop honors. However, we were on the right track. 1925-1926-Sophomores! We had dropped the bottles and high chairs and were beginning to eat out of the dish. And, Gee! did that dish have to be big. We were smart. Bug Long, Frankie Smith, Clona Brame, Lewis Berger, Juanita Hesser, and other high-ups were beginning to pull B's and A's out of the teachers' hands. Prospects- for a profitable year were rosy. The Interclass again presented itself and again we were defeated, but this time we had the consolation that we won the reading and that the Juniors won nothing. Oh well! two more years. Oh yes, we were in on the bum's day for the first time and great was the joy thereof. When the smiling month of May breezed around skating parties and evening walks were in vogue and in addition many other novelties were introduced. This year several Sophomores were out and on the teams. Many received letters, we are growing fast. Then came the fall of 1926. We are Juniors and can now look down upon the Freshmen as our baby sister class. Only one more rock to climb over and we will be through. The football season was not so good, but the Juniors got their share of big purple "A's". Lou Fisher is elected captain for the 1927 season. Bug and Frankie N loom up as high point students. If everyone studied as much as Frankie, this school of N ours would be the best in the state, but then the number of nervous breakdowns would l increase many fold. CThe writer doesn't mean to slam the good students, but is mere- ly stating factsj. Again the Interclass is fought and won-but not by ,the Juniors. One more chance. The Junior-Senior banquet is a big success. Wonder where the boys are going? Big Interclass track meet is in the offing and we feel sure that we can win if we work. Maybe. Let's go Juniors, we're Seniors next year. And, believe me, we're sure going to step because we have the stuff to make a big success. 11.1 QR El--...ings I-A 5 'V I w ,:fLS',.--f 72-"5 "' N l' ' .mx 1 -ef' I l h , s. - , .Al N E411 X l N ADA HIGH SCHOOL Our School Old Ada High School-dear to usg We praise thy name and make no fuss At mention of those dreadful days, When the sound of class-room seemed to phase Each one. But now we see and say: "We owe more than we can repay". We'll always think of our old school, To which we plodded slow as a muleg Dust covered desks, and old cracked walls, Oh, all of us have cursed your halls And rickety stairs. - But now, we say: "We owe more than we can repay". "Lest we forget", the dread of youthg ' The place that often seemed uncouth And useless then. There's now a change, Our thoughts have taken longer range. We see our faults-to you we say: "We owe more than we can repay". ODE To a little red school house, with its dirty old blinds, At the end of drudgery lane, Many Juniors are dragged, with that harsh law that bindsg Ain't it now, ain't it a shame? Where the little dogs roam, and the little birds sing, I ask this of death! O, where is thy sting? ' Darn the little school house, with its dirty old blinds, At the end of drudgery lane. CTO be sung if possible to the tune of "Little White Housei. SONG CWith apologies to Lewis and Youngj In a little one-horse burg, 'twas on a night like this, Many "studes" lay soused and drunk, 'Twas on a night like this. I gurgled, "Be true to me". And it foamed, "Ssss-sss." Many skies have turned to gray, because we never part, Many moons have passed away, it sizzles in my heart. That good old bottle went "Ssss-sss-sss-" -T-l In a little one-horse burg, 'twas on a night like this. -W . -Clyde Wycoff '28 ,.-NAS A E 'UI '-if " 1 ' X ' X , .fgfj , . .1 x "ff ' -'rllffgzfh fr 4 eff" -- e- Am- r -'MSI--.e. 'Q H21 PURPLE, AND GOLD 1 1 1 unior Class Officers l- I This year the Juniors are very fortunate in having as their President a fellow wvho has done a lot for the class and the school Ile has rnade a very capable Presi dent and we should give him all due credit for a successful year. John Allen, who has 4 distinguished himself in the two major sports, and is next year's basketball captain, deserves this commendation and we, the Juniors, wish to express our gratitude to him for a successful year. The Vice President also deserves much credit for the service which she has render- ed the class. Frankie Smith, one of the most popular Junior girls, is the holder of this office and has made a very capable officer. "Kale, kale-pay your dues 3 what is this anyway?" This is the favorite war cry of James Ferral, the Secretary-Treasurer of this, the famous class of '28, and a very efficient chancellor of the exchequer he has been. We know it is hard for an Ada High Junior to get a hold on some but it is absolutely necessary that we have it. l 1.1.- I l ff ' P W " ' Yi A . X7i3f:ffJ"'i 1-fu N - if iran Q X 1' -fM1.,s'X:f.-qs? H31 l u ll . 4.75 W, 1 X -' 1 x ADA HIGH' SCHOOL unior jokes Watt he made these steam engine, in nineteen forth-twog Them is one da' date we learn, these iss, me und you. There's another one, a dinger too, we got 'a learn by gee. Dat's da' one is seventy-six, where Lincoln crossed da' sea. We do'n learn one hech 'a lot in dis ole school, ya' know- All a' time got push-a-push-a-push before she'll go. Yes sir, got a-push-a-push. Uh huh, study I mean, T' hech wit' study, let 'im go! Wow, ain't dot a scream? -C. W. '28 Suspense Resolved Not so long ago a chauffeur was brought in after having run down L. Berger. "Dichyou lgnow tlhag if you struck this pedestrian he would be seriously injured ?" e ju ge as e . "Yes, sir," replied the chauffeur. "Then why didn't you zig-zag your car and miss him?" "He was zig-zagging himself and outguessed me, your Honor," was the answer. Morrison fgetting into taxijz "Home, James!" . Taxi Driver: "What d'ya mean, "Home James"? This is a public taxi." Morrison: "Oh, very well. Home, Jesse James!" Doug Qhorseback ridingjz "Hey, you! Don't stop your car in front of my horse." Howard: "Don't worry, I know the rulesg 'Don't park in front of a plug? " "The horn on your car is broken." "No, it's notg it's just indifferent." "What do you mean ?" "It just doesn't give a hoot." Or What Have You? Policeman Qproducing notebookjz "Name, please." Raymond: "Alogsiurs Alastiat Cyprion." Policeman fputting away notebooklz "Well don't let me catch you again." He: "J. Al1en's ears remind me of a pair of front fenders." She: "They are big, aren't they ?" It: "And they're on two sides of a vacuum tank." Traffic Cop: "Did you blow your horn?" Brame: "Nog why? Does it look like it needed blowing?" "Which is the quickest way to St Rita's hospital?" shouted Jaywalker Harrod, standing in the middle of the street as motorists tried to avoid hitting him. "Stay right where you are!" yelled back the traffic policeman. Marguerite: "What's all the racket down there ?" Betty: "Fella turned a corner." Marguerite: "Well?" Betty: "Oh, there wasn't any corner." T Cn N ,51g:' " "v-xv?-Y. U 'os F fry I lsJk,.-f' N - Y i,.. 'i l44l f? C 7' fb Wi 'K New Eopbomores ADA HIGH SCHOOL Allen, George Bean, Lester Brown, Miller Clum. Clifford Derringer, Carl Doersam, Judson Estill, Clarence Fisher, Charles Baker, Elizabeth Baransy, Florine Boutwell, Mildred Bowers, Margaret Church, Irene Connor, Josephine Fisher, Helen The Sophomores BOYS Greenawalt, Don Greenawalt, Harry Harding, Clifton Harding, Raymond Hindall, George McGuffey, Thomas Messenger, Hale Miller, Lawrence GIRLS Graves, Claudine Hammit, Louise Judkins, Lois Jean Landon, Lelrma Lowman, Helen McAlpin, Frances Peterson, Margaret Pugh, Floyd Richards, Paul Routson, Walter Routson, Paul Shadley, Adelbert Shanks, Royal States, John Wallick, Robert Reed, Eileen Reed, Gladys Stevenson, Dorothy Templeton, Eilzabeth Wolfrom, Mary ...l .Q , . -Z-N ,r:i2S.fr-Xi ,S L .WL ' N , .cp x -, 'Q f-,QQNI -Y Q. J, -gmrw J 5fr5 V ,tx "W'wsqw+m.,. f46l PURPLE AND GOLD Sophomore Class History The far-famed class of 1929 started its High School career in 1925 by electing Royal Shanks as President, Paul Routson as Vice President, and Florine Baransy as Secretary-Treasurer. We did not wait until our Junior or Senior year to become il- lustrious, but started off as soon as we entered school. We carried off the honors in the Interclass contest and won the silver loving cup, with Royal Shanks winning the oration and Florine Baransy the short story. Our class received still more honor by having one of its famous members, Royal Shanks, to win the Franklin essay contest. In addition to these scholastic activities, we also furnished our share of athletes in football, basketball and track. This year John States was elected President, Tom McGuffey was elected Vice President and Lelrma Landon was elected Secretary-Treasurer. We are endeavoring to repeat our performance of last year with the additions which being a year older would allow. The Sophomores have been very active in athletics this year, with Earl Clum, Clifford Harding and Harry Greenawalt, having made their letters in football. Many other Sophomores were candidates for positions, but were not successful in mak- ing their varsity letter. In basketball we were distinguished also. Although we were unable to place any on the boys' squad as letter men, we were able to place one girl, who was no other than Josephine Conner. There being no Franklin essay contest this year, Royal sought new fields and again was successful since he won the Lincoln essay prize. And again at Interclass we were successful and the cup has remained in our possession. We remember that last year Royal was heard to remark that he hoped that they would pass the cup aroundg that, "Just as the Freshmen had won it this year, I hope that next year the Sophomores may win, that the next the Juniors and the next, the Seniors." It seems that he has had it all his way and if they are not careful the present Juniors will have to get going or they will never win an Interclass contest. We are all proud to be Sophomores and we hope that in years to come we may be able to keep up the present good work and may improve as time goes on. Francis McAlpin: "Say, Bill do you know what your Ford needs?" Bill Campbell: "No. What?" Francis: "It needs a beard." Bill: "How's that?" Francis: "So that it will look like A. Lincoln." gi! 4 l' rl l A., ,-we , ., f 'W 2, K , L fs.. X T 1 lf' l fi X . - a....r-Q-..a... I .. 4. Q -ii .,Ag,..s M71 - A, ::r"H'-.5 l R N ADA HIGH SCHOOL Sophomore Defined stands for Sophomores. both sour and sweet. However, in all ways we're hard to beat. Stands for Others, our classmates and friends, With such good helpers we'll accomplish great ends. P stands for Pride which we possess, Will we part with it? Well I don't guess. stands for Honor students, so honest andnwiseg In all walks of life they're bound to rise. stands for Order and Orneriness, too 5 In our class are both of the two. stands for memories which we hold dear Throughout the days of our high school career. stands for the Objective of the class of '29g We aim to make the best use of our time. stands for rip, snort, and tear, If you don't believe it, just watch us rear. stands for Evolution or the growth of fame, Which is sure to make our class a great name. ' Daily Scripture Lesson-Psalm 23 My gum is my mouthpiece, I shall not talk. It maketh me spend my nickels, it leadeth me to make my mouth go faster, Yea, though I take my girl out riding, she will have some toog for I will have some, My girl and my gum, they comfort meg l Surely my girl will love me as long as I live and treat her to gum, and my gum shall dwell in my mouth forever. A blue-jacket, who was recently returning from a honeymoon, gave the following description of his bride and her apparel: My wife if just as handsome a craft as ever I left a millinery dock, is clipper built, and with a figurehead not often seen on small craft. Her length of keel is five feet, eight inches, and she displaces twenty-seven cubic N . . . feet of air, of little draught, which adds to her speed in the ballroomg full in the waist, l spans trim. At the time we were spliced she was newly rigged fore and aft with standing rigging of lace and flowers. George Clarence: "Hey mister, your back wheel is going forward." Irick: "That's all right, buddy, I'm on my return trip." Lois Jean: "What would a cannibal be if he ate his mother's sister?" Freshman: "I'm not educated, what would he be?" Lois Jean: "Why, an 'ant' eater, of course." -lil English history puzzles me, si ' I never could see why, A, - That after all those "reigns", H1 'N' It still should be so dry. .,, , 1 C Ill to 1 F. ms' Qi ' c A...-" '- " --AE L ,M l48l PURPLE AND GOLD E. V 1 CLASS OFFICERS CLASS COLORS: Red and White. YELL: Victory! Victory! Is our cry! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y Can we? Will We? Well I guess! We're the Sophs of A. H. S. The Sophomores are proud of having as their president, John States. He has always shown real leadership and has made a very creditable success of piloting the Sophomore Class. Vice President Thomas McGuffey has not had many chances to act, but he has always been ready with his assistance and ability. Secretary-Treasurer Lelrma Landon has performed her tasks to the best of her ability and with great competence. She has filled her office most capably and much 4 commendation should be given her for her services. , L a-Gi , ,eF.?r"X,.- if C , fy ' X N AY dw nhph. PCEPQTPISP f"f7',45l CgZEii?Zi:P,bN 'M'--gi'--.. l49l i'-F"' "' Q' ADA HIGH SCHOOL Soph Witticisms Mr. Mattice Un Anc. and Med. Historyjz "Who was Louis XIV?" George Hmdall: "I don't know but I think he made our library table." Miss Snyder: "Why are you always late to school?" Tom McGuffey: "Because of a sign I have to pass on the wa h " y ere. Miss Snyder: "What has that got to do with it?" Tom: "Well, it says 'School Ahead - Go Slow.' " Ambitious John George: "I heard you refused 'the job of being the president of the com an " P Y- John: "Yeh, there was no chance for advancement." "She done me wrong," wailed the geometry proposition as Margaret Peterson hand- ed in her paper. "Ginney": "'What is the date, please ?" ' l Prof. Irick: "Never mind the date. The examination is much more important." "Ginney": "Well, I wanted to have something on my paper." The English class was studyingexposition. Miss Bossert instructed Clifton to I write a paper directing a stranger to the College from the railroad station. When the I papers came in she was greatly surprised to find on C1ifton's paper the following: "Sorry, partner, but I'm a stranger about these parts, too." Yesterday we heard positively the last one on the absent-minded professor. He slammed his wife and kissed the door. "Pete": Do you know what they call lemons in Sioux City ?" "Pooder": "No. What?" "Pete": "Lemons." "Cliffe": "Say, boy I've got a peach of a girl now, a regular "Easter-egg" girl." Harry: "What do mean Easter-egg girl." N Cliffe: "Hard-boiled and painted." A N ii Helen Fisher: "Why do firemen wear red suspenders?" I! "Perg": "To keep their pants up." Lois Jean: "Do you know why I always walk backwards?" Miller: "No. Why?" Jean: "So that I can save my front steps." ........J .ti , w"1.t:"'X C A-F' -'- 6593 Exr - H --'ff '- S- fans?-5 E501 4 6 3 IX QXXQ C ' X 1 Jfresbmen ADA HIGH SCHOOL THE FRESHMEN l I BOYS Anspach, Charles Dearth, Jack Anspach, Otis Gilford, CBarl Anspach, Paul Gilmore, en Arnold, Theodore Hawes, Homer Bame, Burnell Hermon, Lester Bamberg, Charles Holden, Francis Banks, Richard Hull, John Betz, Miles Johnson, Wilbur Bowers, Richard Kiblinger, Carl Brown, Cleon I lilorag, JRHRES I C mpbell Argy e c ure, ef C:mpbell,, William McElroy, Glen Candler, Arden Meyer, John I Clapper, Boyd Mankey, Orville GIRLS Ash, Loine LaRue, Evelyn l Baughman, Ella Lemming, Olive Baum, Helen Lindsley, Georganna ll Bodell, Lucille Long, Pauline Cornish, Mildred McAlpin Mary Daniels, Gladys Mcmpiqj Thim DeVault, Helen McGinnis, Evelyn DeVault, Ruth McCleary, Golda Doersam, Kathryn Marshall, Donna Hermon, Faye Moore, Grace Hunt, Isabelle Rambo, Ruth . xml ' ,QA , W ' x - 1 C L ,Qfy , i , I ' "Q: ' Wf'f'3,gfh5.l N""'-,QFCQIH Fl... 3:4 ' - ,.,A Q' um.:- Motter, James Robinolte, Cloyce Runser, John Rutledge, Jack Shively, Howard Spar, Floyd Thompson, Leroy Wank, John Webb, Alex Wilson, Harold Wood, Floyd Wright, Harry Young, Schuyler Roberts, Waunita Rodgers, Kathryn Rose, Lucille Shrider, Imogene Slechter, Agnes Smila, Rowena Smith, Jeanne Smull, Miriam Tarr, Doris Welty, Louella Wilcox, Mildred E521 PURPLE AND GCLD Musings of the Old School Building Everyone around me has had something to say so I believe I'll talk a little and give you a small bit of history about the present Freshman class: I can remember when some of these same Freshies started to school. I remember when Helen DeVau1t and Paul Anspach pulled off Loine Ash's cap and she went crying home to her mother. ' Many the hard time Charles Anspach had with the hated multiplication table, as did Argyle Campbell with decimals. Otis Anspach, James Long, Arden Candler, and Bennie Gilmore received so many scoldings for tittering that I really thought they would never get over it. Then too, I remember the times when John Wank was tardy and asked to stay in after school to make up the time. I recall also, the mistakes Bill Campbell made in his comet solos and how I almost burst from laughing at his solemn expression. Homer Hawes has developed into a good singer and can impersonate a rube as well as he sings. This class of '30 can well be proud of its athletes. In addition to a large number of those who were contesting for a place upon the squad we have Charles Anspach as a letter man in that favored sport, football. Ted Arnold also has made his "A" in basketball. Besides these we have Jeanne Smith and Pauline Long on the girls' team. Every class has its sheik and Howard Shively surely fills the bill, Even though Evelyn LaRue was sent downstairs to wash off her powder when she was in the sixth grade, she still tries to be a flapper. I was very glad when Boyd Clapper, Floyd Spar, Cleon Brown and others joined this happy Freshman Class this year and I also remember how green Jack Rutledge, Wilbur Johnson and John Runser were on registration day. Every year they say that the Freshies lose their schedule and Ella Baughman, Helen Baum, Lucille Bodell and Mildred Cornish showed the truth in this tradition. I recollect that Mary and Thirza McAlpin and Doris Tarr cou1dn't find their class-rooms for almost a week after school had begun. I suppose I have forgotten a great many things that these Freshmen have done and are doing, but I'm getting old and very tired. I'm getting old, so very old, Even my furnace is usually cold, You surely ought to do your best To get a new building and give me a rest. .ax I I 4 n l Li ,-we J20ii, 1 1' 1.3 l ' X " M., fb TTT" J' I f-"fi X Y 'N'-s..Vi"A"g"'+ 5531 R l ADA HIGH SCHOOL A Freshman's Diary SEPTEMBER. Well, Diary, we have done it, registered, I mean, in High School. Really we hardly knew what we were doing. We had a terrible time finding our classrooms and not a single Sophomore would help us. I suppose that they forget that they were Freshies once. Gee! The third day was harder than the first and the second. It is simply too hard to find the correct classrooms and the correct period at the same time. I never know what period it is, but, oh well, even the Seniors were Freshmen once and that gives us a lot of hope. V OCTOBER. Diary, I think that I have found myself by this time. We Freshies finally are managing to get to our classrooms almost on time anyway. The hated grade cards came out today. We opened the envelopes with fear and trembling and when we saw the results we were much astonished, for we had not failed as we thought we had. NOVEMBER. Oh, joy! We will soon have a vacation and with all the fun that goes along with it, for Turkey Day is fast approaching. DECEMBER. Well, we are back from altogether too short a vacation, but we may be comfort- ed to think that we will soon have another one. However, this one will not be as happy because we will have to worry about those plagued exams which always follow. JANUARY. Back again, Diary. Everybody is talking about the basketball team and we wish for a glorious and successful season. About all the teachers were sick and we hoped without grounds, for the exams followed as per schedule. FEBRUARY. This month surely is a busy one. We all had to write an essay on Lincoln, but none of the Freshmen won any of the honors in it. We have played a good many basketball games this month and we have won our share of them. MARCH. . Diary I never saw such weather. One day it is raining and the next day the sun is shining. But, I guess most March months have been the same except for a little snow thrown in for good measure. Carol Strahm was announced valedictorian of the Seniors today, and I know that every one of us Freshmen feel that we are going to be honored ones four years from' now. Today was St. Patrick's day, and it was not the Freshmen alone that were green. This goes to show that no one is so far beyond the "green stage" of which we Freshies are accused. Well, Diary, I don't know when I will get to write again as school is nearly at its close for this year and I expect all of us Freshmen will be Sophomores before I find time to write again. Gee! Won't that be a grand and glorious feeling? ...l ..s , , .gli AAIAWYA .1 I X' v fig Avrwd ' JWs-,ssS? 2. ..,- ,..4i5: ::-. ' ""s?f""'-. E541 PURPLE AND GOLD ,, n Freshman Officers The Freshman Class being larger than usual this year, it was deemed wise that four officers be elected. For the Presidency of this green but peppy crowd, Karl Kiblinger was chosen. He has very ably filled this position. l For our Vice President we chose Arden Candler. Although he has never had an opportunity to act, we feel sure that he would fill the office very well if the occasion called for it. Rowena Smila, our Secretary, is one of our shining Freshmen who has fulfilled the duties of her office in a very admirable manner. ' "Say, you Freshmen, when do you expect to pay your dues anyhow?" This may be heard every now and then when our efficient Treasurer sends out the call for our sheckels. She is Loine Ash, who also happens to be our Freshman Annual Editor. I... :G , 1 l'- , V W -A ju ' N 4? lf "W'fg'D' 1 it qgzfbw - 1' 'Tfw-'fl Cs .,,..1.j,4 .17 'N'-,Spin , l55j K ADA HIGH SCHOOL Freshman Jokes WHAT IF ? ? ? 1. Ruth Rambo would learn to Charleston? 2. Helen Baum would be seen without "Bill"? 3. Harold Wilson and Floyd Spar would grow a little? 4. Alexander Webb would talk plainly enough to be understood? 5. Harry Wright and Miles Betz would have their Algebra? 6. Evelyn LaRue would lose her vanity case? 7. Thirza McAlpin would reduce? 8. Miss Crawford would get fat? 9. Lucille Rose would not answer another person's question? 10. Richard Bowers would have his Latin? 11. Francis Holden would turn out to be a sheik? 12. Miss Barnes would venture out without a slicker and shrink? Bill: "Gee, that was a muddy game, they'll have an awful time getting their uni forms clean." Helen: "Well, just what do you think the scrub team is for ?" Mr. Smith: "What did you do with that twenty-five cents I gave you ?" Jeanne: "Why I gave it to a poor man." Mr. Smith: "That's a good girl. Who did you give it to ?" Jeanne: "To the poor man that sells those peachy sundaesf' Foreman: "Are you a mechanic ?" Glen: "No, sor, I'm a McElroy." l . . Miller: "Where do you work, Evelyn?" McGinnis: "Oh, I'm a dairy maid in a candy factory." Miller: "Hush your noise, what do you do?" Evelyn: "Milk chocolates." I Spar: "What animal is the most out-of-luck?" ll Wilson: "A giraffe with a sore throat, I suppose." X Floyd: "Naw, it's a centipede with fallen arches." X Campbell: "Well, I think I'll repair homewardf' Frances: "Oh, you have a used car, Bill?" 'N AWFUL z SIMPLY AWFUL z ' X The wheat was shocked, The beets turned red, 1 The corn pricked up its ears, The squash was squashed, The mint was crushed, ll The onion moved to tears. t r The tater's eyes ope'd with surprise, "1 - The tickle-grass was tickled, 'V A The cause of all you may surmise- lgiitikix The cucumber was pickled. , W7 is - ' X N A M L14 - CW VAX, ,p sg .... . , X E561 - Kl um j ' -- 7 M... ,... Lifflw an M A v X F, 7 lx 'N A Q a w f M-T7 .5 IX ul Q X W QQmW 'h Q. -vmk Elctivities l l l l l I .1-1.4 W 1 ADA HIGH SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS Ada High School is a school of progress. Each year sees some innovation in methods of class work or in modes of government. Previous to nineteen hundred twenty-five there had been little provision for the social life of the students and the organized activities in which the young people took part were not directly connected with the school. Last season came the establishment of the ten clubs, the aim being to create a field of social work in which every individual could take part. The divers sponsors for the clubs were chosen from the faculty with a view to what the teacher was in- terested in, and also in what field they were most capable to lead. Pupils were given the opportunity of expressing their preference as to what club they wished to become affiliated with and the result was very gratifying because the pupils were thus able to express their interest in a place outside of class. Now we have ten groups consisting of about twenty-five pupils each engaging in studies of art, travel, science, history, French, Latin, English, parliamentary procedure, under the name of the Forum Club, and Current History, and we are sure that all are enjoying a fine time as well. These clubs seem to provide about the ideal mixture of work and play. Then there are those two organizations, the Pep Club, and the Hi-Y Club, taking up no particular line of work but emphasizing the developing of strong character and school spirit. These two organizations, the former composed of girls and the latter of boys, have had a large part to play in the general High School life. Doubtless many activities have been put on under their leadership which would otherwise never have been thought of. Another organization of similar purpose is the Sportsmanship Club which has as its members those who are most interested in High School athletics, the players themselves. They have tried in their meetings to imprint upon the minds of the players the need of goodclean sportsmanship in High School athletics. The approach to student government is evidenced by the establishment of such groups as the chapel program committee and the Student-Faculty Council. The move- ment is, of course, in its experimental stages, and it remains to be seen what the students of Ada High School will do in the way of self government. Each and every student should take a great interest in these two organizations since they were estab- lished for his benefit. These two bodies have performed very faithful work and should be more widely appreciated by the student body. Another group which must not escape our notice is the organization known as "Miss Crawford's Helpers" or more commonly as the Student Librarians. This is the first year that they have had recognition in the "Purple and Gold" but we hope that the "Purple and Gold '27" will have established a precedent and that all publications of the same name will act by a worthy example and at least give the Librarians rec- ognition in the Annual. The several clubs have given chapel programs, staged parties, given suppers, and have so helped the social life of the school that they have become almost as indispens- able as the classes themselves. L -F7-..,4-ssh-E it .23 xxll ,- S ' . " A . "' 0"-3Rh""'r' ""'4s. E581 JP K 1 fi X sw Iv ,- X v f w 1 sxvflwkf 'MN Gilubs i i I ll ffl to RUN his ADA HHHISCHOOL First Row: Dailey, Graves, Bossert, liranie, Smith, Motter, Hessei' Second Row: Stemple, Scott, Lowinan, lklciiurdy, llattels, Myers, Peterson Third Row: Gesaman, Runser, Conner, Conner, Imwrnan, Freenian Fourth Row: Tremain, Baker, 1'UYCHlllil't', Kennedy, Hussei- PEP CLUB The Pep Club is as usual composed of the peppiest, jolliest, liveliest bunch of girls to be found in Ada High and the members are all the name signifies. The purpose of the club: "To encourage loyalty and activity, uphold honor, scholarship, and a high moral standard, to enter cheerfully' into school service,', has been cheerfully lived up to by all the members of the organization. Among the numerous things that the Pep Club has accomplished are: the repair of the clock Qwhich a previous Pep Club purchasedb, selling of candy, Eskimo pies, and hot-dogs at the games in partnership with the Hi-Y Club, the putting on of a mock football game at the gym to stir up pep for the Kenton game. Through the hospitality of Elizabeth Baker, a St. Patrick's day party was given, to which each girl brought her boy friend. A pleasant evening and a good time was had by all who attended. Another social event was a Pot Luck held by the active members for the alumni. The officers of the Pep Club are: President, Lenore Stempleg Vice President, Gladys Motterg Secretary, Betty Conner, Treasurer, Eleanore Freeman, Sergeant-at- Arms, Eunice Lowman. -Betty Conner, Sec'y. at M A ,f6,m.,4HTf-"""'i1Aaz fpl V gh - F - ,K J- - .KCsjf fi cfbi in P"-S AM' r' ""4'-. l 6 0 J PURPLE AND GOLD HI-Y CLUB Two years ago W. W. Hall started in this High School an organization which has grown and prospered and has fulfilled his Wishes that we become a real Hi-Y Club. Hi-Y is a national organization and we feel that we are proud to be members of a worthy cause. Though we have suffered many handicaps during the year we have done our best to succeed in spite of them. ' The purpose of the Hi-Y is: "To create, maintain and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character." Mr. Findley, our leader last year, was unable to be with us this year because of his many new scholastic duties. Mr. Irick was unanimously chosen as our new leader and he has very capably filled the position. He has probably been thoroughly disgusted with his task on many occasions and the Club wishes to extend to him an appreciation of his services. In '25 several of the members of the Club attended the Older Boys' Conference at Middletown and the success of their journey was so manifest that again this year, with a few of the new members, they went to Lima to a similar conference and came back with the happy thought that they had helped to make the assembly of boys from all over the state a huge success. The Club has done much for the school and since we have not done in the past all of what we would like to do, we may hope for a great future for the Club. The Club's activities have affected nearly eveyone in the school, although some may not realize it. We hope for your good will and co-operation in all of our activities and we know that if we have your backing we will be able to accomplish wonders in the way of leadership. The officers of this club are: President, Harvey Gallantg Vice President, Vance Leonard 3 Secretary, Wakefield Wrightg and Treasurer, Rush McCleary. Y ' fkljld 42 .4 -CE-::fw nuff' Nifwk E611 l ll l l L.,.'-T. Ff W ."9Hii':' tj . if L in ... il of X ei W: W F' ww, i l .-:li D, dm "5 -X my -1, rl .ax If x,- Af NX A ' c"'3"':'A".-' iff. ADA HIGH SCHOOL First Row: Brown, Kiblinger, Long, Bowers Second Row: Campbell. Templeton, Landon, Miss Crawford, Ilaransy, Wood Third Row: Rogers, Zickafoose, Huffman, Beuhler, McCleary, Hilty, Baughman, Marshall Fourth Row: Daniels, Rambo, Judkins, Smull, Bowers, Ilodell, Ellis, Welty LATIN CLUB The purpose of the Latin Club is to become more fully acquainted with the Romans, their laws, government, dress, customs, and the Latin language. At our meetings we picture Latin scenes by means of plays portraying the life and legends of the Roman people. We sing songs in Latin and conduct contests which will help us in our knowledge of the Latins and their language. The Club is sponsored by Miss Crawford. The present officers of the club are: Florine Baransy, President, Lelrma Landon, Vice Presidentg Elizabeth Templeton, Secretary, Grace Wood, Treasurer, and Argyle Campbell, Sergeant-at-Arms. In the first year of the club they chose Juanita Hesser as President, Marguerite Tremain as Vice President, Alice Gesaman as Secretry-Treasurer, and Richard Mc- Alpin as Sergeant-at-Arms. For their chapel program they presented to the student body, the play, "Andromeda and Perseus". Elizabeth Templeton, Sec'y. ' KW, QA df, VKQJ' ' f ' 4 , ,XQ ' I 15-e'z: N- A HjiS2i:f.., QTTK E621 PURPLE AND GOLD First Row: Spar, States, Johnson, McGuffey, Messenger Second Row: Main, Smith, Cummins, Miss Snyder, Hammit, McGinnis Third Row: Cornish, Zickafoose, Boutwell, McAlpin, Rose, Zickafoose, Wolfrom Fourth Row: Devault, Doersam, McLaughlin, Klingler, Morrison, Rockwell, McAlpin, Long, Roberts, Larue ENGLISH CLUB l The twenty-eight members of this, the English Club, make it one of the largest and most capable of them all. Our President, Pauline Cummins, is always ready to do anything that the club wishes to do and has proved to be a most capable officer. The other officers, Louise Hammitt, Vice President, Jeanne Smith, Secretary, Evelyn Mc- Ginnis, Treasurerg and Richard McAlpin, Sergeant-at-Arms have efficiently and effectively filled their positions. We have had interesting meetings all through the year and every time, the pro- grams have been very well presented. One of the things for which the club is now working is the presentation of a play. For our chapel program we presented a short play, which was well received by all who heard it. Our motto is 'fLive and Learn" and it has been the purpose of the divers members of the club to learn all things during the club meetings which will increase their learn- ing power in future life. However great the success of the club, we feel that we owe it in a large manner to no less personage than Miss Snyder, our hard-working, conscientious sponsor. -Jeanne Smith, Sec'y. Liz:- ffl f 4,4 . 4-l':JNf"-v-. , i631 ' 'K' ,ni-.L i', 7 ., .. WTA , dlrffjt lx ADA HIGHggSCHO0L First Row: McAlpin, Klinglcr, Miss llarnes, Sanderson, Streets, Elzay Second Row: Speer, Taylor, Strahm, Battels, Kimble, Sleesrnan, Gray, Zickafoose Third Row: VVolfley, VVelty, VVilcox, Kennedy, llame, Poling, Earl, McElhaney, Anspach LE CERCLE FRANCAIS Le Cercle Francais is noted for its liveliness. It has sponsored many lively activ- l ides dunng the yeah The prograniis usuaHy rnade up of French reports Fmench songs, French stories and the like. A French play was presented in chapel, and, although the majority of the people could not understand what was being said, it was Well received by everyone. The regular course of meetings was at one time varied by the Writing of a serial story in French. This very interesting feature was carried out in thm rnanner: Several conunhiees were appohwed by the premdent and at each meeting the designated committee would add a chapter to the story. The club has been well directed throughout the year, since we have as President, Mary Sanderson, as Vice President, Margaret McAlping as Secretary, Vera Klinglerg as Treasurer, Katherin Reese, and as Sergeant-at-Arms, Charles Streets. These have all contributed in a large Way to the success of the club. i In speaking about the success of the club vve rnust not forget our arniable sponsor, WN Miss Barnes. It is certain that a club sponsor never gets too much credit, and it is seldom that they get enough. l Vera Klingler, Sec'y. l ll ff Y J .fan ,J .L 5.1 ,Ama . if , Qi X A ii F l 4lQF'i52fwfw 3 -A Ik., if' V . .i xXLX.,gg,,x ff".3'm""?-,-- xi .N E641 PURPLE AND GOLD First Row: Bean, Anspach, Deringer, Runser, Marshall Second Row: Hinkley, W'agner, Miss Gratz, lilzay, Mvrtz, Jones Third Row: Moore, liemming, VVood, Hammer, Kelly, Phillips, Mclillroy, liindsley Fourth Row: Smila, Deringer, Kelly, Slechter, Klingler, Herman, DeVault TRAVEL CLUB The Travel Club was organized at the beginning of this year with a membership of twenty-seven, all of whom did their best to help make the club a success. The officers f are: President, Lavawn Elzayg Vice President, Jeanette Jones, Secretary, Helen Wagner, Treasurer, Forest Mertzg Sergeant-at-Arms, Walter Binkley. The purpose of the Travel Club is to learn more of our own and foreign lands. Some of the very important as well as interesting places which the club has visited, through special reports, are Philadelphia, Yellowstone National Park, Chicago and California. A very interesting and educational debate was given on the subject, Re- solved, That more knowledge can be obtained through traveling than from books. The success of the club is largely due to the efficient help of Miss Gratz, who sponsors the club. She is worthy of much praise as she has aroused interest in the club's activities and has contributed much toward the advancement of the club. l Helen Wagner, Secretary. ' ,. ,. ff QW" 3: SAL" I " .mx 'J ,- X ,ue -N Ki, 3 as 'IX f ,QsJ,4Twfl' 'ff K X " .as n -c"Um'm2zxc4nMiaa,, gewbeff f' -s,.,W1 Vgsxi --S ,.1'5k!:w,:c ' x I 6 5 l -wg, ti l i ADA HIGH SCHOOL First Row: VVycoff, Barnes, Cotner, Mr. Crawford, Leonard, Ward Second Row: Rutledge, Berger, Hindall, VVarren, VVilson Third Row: Hawes, Moore, Shanks, Herman FORUM CLUB g of the clubs in numbers, it is, at least in the importance, so important that members are accorded the privilege of holding their bi-weekly meetings in the office. What they lack ability and capacity. With Mr. Crawford as Although the Forum is the smallest opinion of its members, the highest in in numbers they make up in per capita their leader, they feel that they have accomplished a greatdeal along practical lines. The purpose of the Forum Club is to make a first hand study of parliamentary law and practice. The common way of doing this is one of both theory and practice. Mr. Crawford instructs us along the line which he wishes us to follow during that partic- ular meeting and then the members with the president as chairman, go into parliamen- tary session and practice along the lines in which they have been instructed. A good deal of humor, as well as good practice, is brought out, as it is not always possible to think of appropriate business. ' The club presented as its chapel program, "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," and it was well received by the whole student body. It is the wish of every member that the Forum Clubs of the future may prove as successful as the present one. The club has been efficiently piloted throughout the whole year by its officers: Russell Barnes, President, Clyde Wycoff, Vice President, Vance Leonard, Secretary, Robert Cotner, Treasurer, and Miller Ward, Sergeant-at-Arms. 129 - w 7 . . - , i . If ,. s i 7 -at , If j N 'N -LS J v ' -x Hfimsls- 'Y-"44- E661 PURPLE AND Gllglrlgggg -A 4 First Row: McClure, Xvood, Gilford, Herman Second Row: VV, Routson, Shivy-ly, P. Routson, Mr. Findley, Shadley, Anspach r r Third Row: Estill, Meyers, Pughl Mankcy, llcarth, Richards, Greenawalt, Mutter, Miller Fourth Row: llc-rrgingpr, Hull, Mcllllroy, Earl, Rulmolte, XV1'ight, Vlfallick, Doersarn SCIENCE CLUB The Science Club was organized in November and completed a successful year's I work in 1925. Early last fall the club was reorganized with Paul Routson as president, Walter Routson, Vice Presidentg Howard Shively, Secretaryg Otis Anspach, Treasurerg and Adelbert Shadley, Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Findley is our sponsor and the success of the club is largely due to his efforts The purpose of the club is to broaden the minds of the members along scientific l 1ines.' This is done in several ways: The programs consist of reports from specific investigation upon subjects of interestg speakers talk to the clubg the Inost hnportant feature is the experimental work done during the year. Many of the experiments will be remembered after all else is forgotten. The club has placed in the library this year two magazines in order to stimulate more reading along scientific lines. I L ff g. '34 .JJ fin 'I 7 ,, Q lf -.- W V-gg,-,ffzgs , " N ., LC ,451-,aitblw-Trqlpva v NS l",5mA"Tr' ""'-Q. I67l ADA HIGH SCHOOL First Row: Ferrail, Webb, Wank, Baker Second Row: Barne, Uaughman, Mr. Irick, Guthrie, McAlpin, Messenger Third Row: Henry, Church, Ash, Tarr, High, Clapper Fourth Row: Bosse, Main, liattels, Harding, Reams, VVood CURRENT HISTORY CLUB Many things are accomplished in the Current History Club which are useful to us in our classes and in other outside organizations. All of the members are interested in the work which we are doing and this is one of the greatest helps to any organiza- tion. The purpose of the Current History Club is to train its members to read current articles and thus keep in touch with the topics of the day. Our meeting plan is to have reports and discussions of current topics. The interest in this club is good and everyone tries to do his best. The officers of the club are: President, Bill Messengerg Vice President, Lloyd Guthrieg Secretary-Treasurer, Mary McAlping and Sergeant-at-Arms, Dwight Baugh- man. All of these have done their part to make the club a success in that they have planned and carried out interesting meetings. Another to whom much praise must be given is Mr. Irick, our sponsor. Last year the club was very successful and it has been our ambition to make this year's club even more so. Mary McAlpin, Secretary. Xi it ' 4 . p A A? X X -4 Y Llfx f . wx- X J' --,Kg ff rr fr3 r .-X A fn'-. 'T , ' - ,. ,,, pp"15Al2-TH, 'ink E681 PURPLE AND GOLD First Row: Retz, Cummins, Mr. McElwain, Baum, Allen, Klingler Second Row: VVilcox, Klingler, Stevenson, Gilmore, Shrider, Candler, McAlpin Third Row: Young, Miller, Fisher, Thompson, Fisher, Hunt, Crouse, Bamberg ART CLUB The Art Club, under the sponsorship of Mr. McElwain, is taking up subjects in many different fields of life. What does the word "Art" mean to you? You may take it to be a nick-name but when a thorough investigation is made one will find that "Art" is known as the highest activity of man. It is through the Art Club that we are taking up these Various activities such as English, History, Music, Radio, etc. There is an art in writing a good theme, a letter, l a short story, or any other literary accomplishment. There is an art to the correct method of studying History, and in fact We find that History itself is due in a large manner to Art. The different kinds of sculpture have l given us definite ideas regarding the culture and ideas of the age in which it was chisled. All through the centuries art has developed in music, even in the popular jazz of today. Radio is an art which is but now in its infancy. Artists know but little about this subject because of the extreme technicalities it involves. However, it is an art in the study of which one might profitably spend considerable time. In considering the importance of art we ask this one question: "Where would the world be today if it were not for art and the influence which it exerts upon the people ?" l The officers of this club are: President, Willis Cummins, Vice President, Miles l Betzg Secretary-Treasurer, Helen Baum, and Sergeant-at-Arms, George Allen. ll- -Helen Baum, Secretary. ,EM'3i i .QJ Q if J V .1 , 1'-J .T X X .-f..mM.f1'a"'-11-lfL..m-.4iks. EEZ' 'ffm--f's -X f',r'a5mm"'rf' """'u. E691 l l l ADA HIGHCSCHOOIQS M H - Jn First Row: Fisher, Anspach, Runser, VVerthein1er, Cummins Second Row: McCleary, Allen, Mr. Mattice, Shelly, Gallant, R. Allen Third Row: Clum, Cole, llrown, Campbellg Scott, Arnold, Harrod, Peterson Fourth Row: Long, Harding, Mclfllroy, Baransy, Greenavvalt, Holden, S. W'right, K. Arnold SPORTSMANSHIP CLUB The Sportsmanship Club is one that tries to produce better sportsmanship both in the school house and on the athletic field or floor. The membership is made up of letter-men or those who are contending for a letter. The meetings of the club afford a time when the different members may get together and discuss athletes and athletics. ll Many prominent men of marked athletic ability have been reported on and discussed. l Coach Mattice is the Club Sponsor and he has given us many interesting talks and has led many interesting discussions. Several outside men have been invited i to give talks and they were greatly appreciated by the members of the club. As their chapel program, the club presented a minstrel somewhat similar to the one last year. The feature of the program was the selection rendered by the Football quartet, composed of Shelly, Cole, Gallant, and Fisher, accompanied by Baransy on the banjo. Harold Shelly is president and he has capably filled this office throughout the whole year. Gallant has been a willing and efficient vice president and it seems that Charles Runser gets a big kick out of going around and collecting the sheckels. The secretary, John Allen is the hard working man, while his brother, Bob is pleas- antly occupied bouncing them. John is secretary and Bob is sergeant-at-arms. l"'l-'t John Allen, Secretary. ff D 'f m A If L N lx -S Wife pfg. vi v 4 -.5 N K Ykaijiu ff X'-Q.. N ,v X 4-"P-Nm"" r- 'ffm l70l PURPLE AND GOLD g First Row: Smith, Miss Snyder, Mr, Findley, Miss Barnes Second Row: Kennedy, Miss Bossert, Hindall Third Row: Cole, VVar1'en THE STUDENT COUNCIL "Take care in raising those seats! Keep to your right! Avoid pushing!" Do you feel like you would like to hit someone after you have heard those words for the twentieth time in one day? The Student-Faculty Council should be your victim. Perhaps, however, if you remember that you helped to elect this council and that you have approved itsissues as set forth in HStandards of Conductn youdl roH dovvn your sleeves and decide that you are not as ready to fight as you thought you were. In any institution there must be some government to make conditions favorable to the majority and just such an institution is the Ada High School, and just such a gov- ernment is the Student Council. It is the student's government, as the name signifies, and the students should supportit as such. There is no doubt but that any student vvould rather be rennnded of a fevv rules occasionahy than be bulnped into every thne he steps into the corridor. This the purpose of the organization,-to promote a better feeling of harmony throughout the school and to rnake the school seenq to the students like their school instead of a prison in which they are kept seven hours of the day. n 4 l L..... E i law. " , . .-- D K -sdhg M- - Y- H' sqmnndiiiiigigsgligisgri 'V df M, fl , .fam , J I I f . WA. L ways j P if 1 or .., Af ,few . .N T v. 4' E711 ADA HIGH SCHUOL i Left to right, bottom to top: Miss Barnes, Miss llosscrt, Alice Gesaman, Trene Kennedy, Leh-ma Landon, Jeanne Smith l THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE It is always a point of curiosity to the students of Ada High as to what i will make up the next chapel program. We always enjoy them and are always looking i forward to the one day of the week upon which the customary routine will be changed a little. Programs do not arrange themselves of their own accord so there must be X some guide by which they are planned. This guide is the program committee, which . consists of a representative from each class, plus two faculty members. Early in the year the happy idea of having the different clubs give programs was hit upon. This plan proved very successful and the various clubs have all shown amazing talent and originality. Frequently outside speakers have been invited to speak and the results have been gratifying to both the committee and the student body. More often our own talent, in the form of the "Smith Sisters", "Din", "Pete", "Miss Dailey", etc., has been displayed. i The chapel program committee has endeavored to make the Wednesday morning assembly more interesting and benefitting to the students and they wish to extend MJ their hearty thanks to all who have participated and helped to make it a success. flfusw Irene Kennedy 27 , -.faux ,JJ il A ' I it r x - .Cyl Q X I nelfvj:-QSAX-XJ K an' ra-.-f1'iXQ. -H .,,,.,. . 11- ,.:'gw'M, ,R E721 PURPLE AND GOLD First Row: Kennedy, Hesser, Miss Crawford, Greenawalt, Sanderson Second Row: Beuliler, Teinpleton, Reese, Tremain, Dailey Third Row: Mutter, Raransy, VVagnm', Klingler, Landon STUDENT LIBRARIAN S There is no harder-working body in the school, outside of the Faculty and the Annual Staff, than the Student Librarians. Yet they receive no pay and very little thanks. Under the directorate of Miss Crawford, the library has greatly improved during the past few years. She and her little band of helpers have given their service to a good cause and after a little consideration, I am sure that the student body would be only too glad to extend to them a vote of thanks for the good work done. This is the first time that they have been honored by a picture in the "Purple and Gold", but we are sure that it will not be the last time. It is but a small part of the honor that should be given them for giving up one of their already too few study periods in service to their school and to their fellow-students. The work sometimes becomes very tiresome to them, so we, as partners to them, should cause them as little trouble as possible due to books over-due and lost. The purpose of this little article is to express the opinion of at least a part of the students as regards the debt we owe them for the excellent service which they have lent to the High School as a whole. l l tl...- 'w - ff ,I 'yi-G s J s v ,J Q 1 S l -ad-W L., .-ob' " , T' ,.- 'S v. phi Q f i , - 4 J X is ,.f'iSMAJ,,.' N, mai l n .:-ll JU I E ADA HIGH SCHOOL W" ' ' l DOMESTIC SCIENCE DEPARTMENT "The art of using our ability to advantage wins praise and often acquires more reputation than real brilliancyf' -La Rochefoucand. The first weeks of the time spent in the laboratory were spent in canning fruits and vegetables. In addition to the actual preparation of foods, much time was spent in the study of their composition, and also in the study of those which were most bene- flcial to the body. To secure first hand experience, noon lunches were prepared and served by the students throughout the cold months of the year. During this preparation of meals, new methods of cooking were learned and the value of correct measurement was discovered by the pupils. Miss Gratz has more than proved herself a capable instructor and all will agree to this when they have tasted some of the delicious dishes which her pupils have pre- pared. We must not forget Mrs. Ash, our faithful assistant, and the Parent-Teachers Association, which has made this department possible. of . 51 - in I 'Al -'M A CL - is 4-"'-SQ-'-is -Q-Q., U41 I 1 ft, lllbusic anb Emma l O WADA HIGH SCHOOLM ! -- We get Jah l YW. , First Row: Brown, Young, States, Henry, Miller, Wood, Wilson, Rutledge Second Row: Speer, H. Elzay, M. Wilcox, Mrs. Mowen, L. Elzay, Marshall, Lemming, T. McAlpin Third Row: Vifolfrom, Zickafoose, Rogers, Beuhler, Smila, LaRue, Conner, M. McA1pin, Cornish, Welty, Tarr, Lindsley, Spar Fourth Row: Peterson, Hammitt, F. MeAlpin, Daniels, Templeton, Rambo, Judkins, Doersam, Roberts, Long, Baum, Dailey, Rose, Graves Fifth Row: Taylor, Tremain, Hawes, Bowers, Barnes, WVilcox, McGinnis, Kelly, Schletzer, Hunt, Fisher, Shanks, Smull, Ash, Smith THE HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS The Chorus this year is the largest that there has ever been in Ada High. There are numerous good voices among the girls, but the boys of the High School are rather poorly represented. It is hoped that interest in it may be worked up among the boys as well as among the girls. With Mrs. Mowen as their energetic and gifted leader, the members of this department have made it a very prominent one. Taking some of the best talent the Chorus went to Fostoria to the triangular meet held there April 29. Solo numbers were: soprano, Evelyn Wilcox, alto, Jeanne Smithg and baritone, Royal Shanks. A duet, trio, and a number by the girls chorus were also entered. The piano solo was rendered by Madeline Taylor. All acquitted i-.l themselves very creditably and made a good representation for Ada High. - Ruth Dailey '27 ff U tial ,JJ ' I 1 M . ll , A ff ' I ifxfx f ni' Ti' N253 Ai.. ,,. e'Jm"",- -Q-1, E761 g PURPLE AND GOLD First Row: Barnes, McCurdy, Greenawalt, Mr. Routson, Smith, Reese, Dickinson Second Row: VVelty, Dailey, Landon, Earl, lloutwell, Speer, Rhodes Third Row: Dame, Ward, Routson, Fisher, Harrod, Wood THE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Those of you who have loitered about the school building on Tuesday evenings have probably sensed the presence of some vociferous aggregation, which was nothing but the High School Orchestra. Under the spell of Mr. Routson's little wooden wand the violinists bow their sweetest and even the saxaphone pipes up in tuneful lay. The orchestra has made several out-of-town jaunts this season and has met with considerable success in its wanderings. It has played in Kenton, Lima and has been the means of musical entertainment at two County Teachers' Conventions. It has appeared before the High School Assembly several times and was also well received by the Parent-Teachers Association at various times. Music has been furnished for several activities including the Senior Play, the Interclass Contest, and the two operettas which were given by the Chorus. The orchestra is now entered in the triangular musical meet at Fostoria, and they hope to carry off the honors here as well as at other places. Through the faithful efforts of Mr. Routson and the cooperation of the members, the orchestra has made a great deal of progress toward the better class of music. With the addition of several new instruments this year, the future of the organization is assured. Ruth Dailey '27 an if I' -- Y Kxkfsafs-L,'w if 4-inf, -f' ' if' . iff".-'51 if Lf' . ui, .L . '1 F 1 wk e N 4 as .W-. X JJ I r"-fmt. lr- "x. U71 ADA HIGH SCHOOL aff ig INTERCLASS CONTESTANTS l,1-I'L to Ilipxhtz l'l'tl'l'S0!1, Pulp, Lum., Mel LUf,llllll Shlnl S -' Kcnmdx XYQIU l'CtIl'wUl'l qlilltll lxlhllnglil NNHICI1 'SIHIIL H-'I , T! ,. S 11 ' . - nf ' , ., f 7 lla .5-xx 3fjwmJ ' ' F- ww., ITSI Jim g -M g- ew- PURPTJE ATFID GOLD INTERCLASS CONTEST Another year has rolled around and again Interclass has become history. Rivalry was keen among the classes and the contest was, as usual, a huge success. Even the battle-scarred assembly assumed a gala look for the great occasion. Due to the hearty efforts of the faculty committee and the divers class committees, the walls took on the colors of the various classes. As usual the high school was given the privilege of occupying the choice seats in the balcony and, as the different classes began to appear, it began to take on a look not so drab as was its custom. As the contestants representing the various classes took their respective places, the audience for the first time looked at the programs with something more thanipass- ing interest. Here is what they saw: Oration: Royal Shanks, Sophomore. Reading: Margaret Peterson, Sophomoref' Carl Kiblinger, Freshman. Mary McLaughlin, Senior. Short Story: Rowena Smila, Freshman. Frankie Smith, Junior. Debate: Robert Cole, Russell Long, Kathryn Welty, Juniors. Charles Peterson, Irene Kennedy, Mark Warren, Seniors. The contest was very spirited, especially in the debate, which was conducted on the question, Resolved: That the primary system in Ohio should be abolished. The report of the judges was awaited with much suspense, especially in the balcony. For the sec- ond time in as many years the Class of '29 was victorious, capturing both the reading and the oration. Margaret Peterson won the reading with her production, "The Christmas Substi- tute." Royal Shanks gave the winning oration entitled. "The Rules of the Game." The Juniors were successful in the short story, Frankie Smith's "Rewards of Honor" taking the prize. The debate went to the Seniors, the Juniors being vanquished before the terrific onslaught of the Seniors' argument. As a fitting climax to this evening of contest, came the Annual Banquet held the following evening in the Presbyterian Church.. The room was appropriately decorated and a fine evening was enjoyed by all. A program, consisting of various musical numbers and toasts was given under the direction of Mr. J. F. Stambaugh, toastmaster. Taking everything into consideration, the two evenings were a decided success. -Clona Brame '28 Ro ...ff Q I l I l l l l 1... ul. aw ,J -, 1 , . If-.i v, '7W""'1f.iUEi gf- . Tx r"3"'ff'Mw- -fs. E791 l ADA HIGH SCHOOL "BE AN OPTIlVIIST" "Be an Optimist". This is not intended as a slam at the pessimistic students, but it is the name of the Senior Class Play which was so enthusiastically received on the twenty-eighth of April, by the members of the High School and the citizens of Ada. Under the capable direction of Miss Margaret Fairchild, the play was a huge success. Harvey Gallant played the part of the leading man and patiently retained his optimistic spirit, even in the uncomfortable guise of an Egyptian mummy. The plot centered around a love affair between him and Mildred Clinton, Irene Kennedy being the favored lady. Eleanore Freeman made an excellent would-be mother-in-law, being an aristocrat in the twentieth degree. Paul Wertheimer was in his native field in the role of a Hebrew antique shop proprietor. Rush McCleary and Mildred Runser, taking respectively the parts of the rejected suitor and a girl friend, made quite a hit. Other members of the cast were: Pauline Cummins, a typical Irish maid, Richard McAlpin, an Irishman, Mark Warren, an Italian workmang Wakefield Wright, a private detectiveg Gladys Motter, a fortune teller of unquestionable powerg and Lorene l McElroy, an interior decorator. l ,J ji ,KKK .E A 'y VI .f V .L is '- " 1 4, .C QQ! N x ni, J, .t-vlTjj,:f7XQA 'S ' .- ' A !ih.a-V l",3M:'N'7'r'- xii i801 I PURPL-E AND GOLD MUSICAL ACTIVITIES POLISHED PEBBLES The big event of January was the first operetta presented by the Chorus. Evelyn Wilcox as the sweet country maid and Jeanne Smith as her pompous, overbearing aunt, played strong roles as the feminine leads. The rich uncle in the negro masquer- ade was Russell Barnes. Comedy parts were played by Homer Hawes, as a country rube, Helen Fisher as the village gossip, and Leonard Henry, her henpecked husband. The remainder of the Chorus made up two choruses, one of farmer boys and the other of Sunbonnet girls, which were a very great aid to the production of the play. Mrs. Mowen must be given due credit for the part which she had in this very successful activity because it was her task to coach both musically and dramatically. BITS OF BLARNEY This typically Irish operetta called forth a goodly crowd even on the night of April 18, although the night was more fitting to ducks than to human beings. The part of Peggy, a pretty, coquettish Irish girl, was played by Ruth Dailey, while op- 4 posite her was Royal Shanks as the despairing suitor. Evelyn Wilcox, Wilbur John- F son, Lois Jean Judkins and Helen Baum were the supporting cast of young people. Homer Hawes was the life of the play in his able impersonation of Mike O'Noole, who acted as the match maker. The Chorus was made up of a group of youngsters out on an Irish holiday. The songs had catchy melodies, and all who were present think that this second appearance this year of the musical division of the school was a huge success. ' T I THE TRIANGULAR MUSICAL MEET r Ada participated in her first Eisteddfod at Fostoria on April twenty-ninth. Entries were not made in all the contests, but the results in the ones that we did enter were very gratifying. Madeline Taylor must be congratulated on the piano solo which she rendered with such dignity, and Evelyn Wilcox did exceedingly well in spite of the cold which troubled her vocal organs so severely. Royal Shanks brought home the only first prize in a solo number by his excellent rendition of "Little Mother of Mine." Jeanne Smith received a second prize with her number as alto solo, "What is There Hid in the Heart of a Rose." The trio composed of Ruth Dailey, Jeanne Smith, and Russell Barnes, walked away with the first prize in their division. The contest number was "Sundown" Other entries were in the girls' duet, composed of Jeanne Smith and Evelyn Wilcox, the girls' chorus and the orchestra. Considering that this is Ada's first attempt in this field and that we were entered in but seven of the events We did not do so badly as one might think. Bluffton received the cup, which was presented to the school receiving the larg- est number of points in all the events. Ada should feel complimented that she came off as well as she did, being the smallest and most poorly equipped of the three schools. The Fostoria High School band played several numbers and everyone present can say that he enjoyed a profitable and entertaining afternoon and evening. li- ff .ffm ,JJ if I 1 1 .. If T., 1' 1 .Jaw--.,. ar., IS1l w vw- 3,451-.gf .,l, ii x 5 ADA HIGH scifo2'6i7M?P V iChronicles from the "Ag" Department 1 l l bi--l i BOYS' PROJECTS. Orville Cook cleared 348.50 with eight acres of oorng Ben Marshall sold 3355.50 of potatoes off 15.8 acres, Otho Moore raised 675 bushels of potatoes on one acre, Marvin Bosse's eight acres of corn yielded 113 bushels per acreg Michael Hammer grew 875 bushels of corn on ten acresg In 1926 Ross Anspach's 41 pigs made him a labor income of 335925. CLASS PROJECTS. In 1923 the class picked 30 bushels of apples from the trees after pruning and spraying the Hawes orchardg in 1925 the boys' share was 30 bushels in the Fred Battels orchard. FARM SHOP. The boys built a brooder house in 1924, another in 1925, a laying house in 1924, and two movable colony hog houses in 1926. TRIPS. August 1923, a project tour, 1924, won second prize grain judging banner at the State Fair, plus several individual prizes, June, 1925, attended the Wheat Field Day at Wooster, judging teams at State Fair, 1926. SHORT COURSES FOR FARMERS. 1924, a feeding schoolg 1925, a shop school, 1926, a poultry school with an average attendance of 25 and with 125 present at the banquet at the closeg 1927, a dairy and poultry feeding school with an average at- yx tendance of 20 and with 100 at the banquet at the close. EXTRAS. In 1926 the department distributed 30 gallons of codliver oil, and made a germination test on over 100 bushels of corn for seeding purposesg also enough l......l codliver oil was sold in 1927 to correct the vitamones in 23 tons of poultry feeds. Ffh .' Lv: ,jj . yall Wifi? 9 x -., , 'fLC?ggggf wig- spggg .f ' ---. -g A- .-ii 'J ,LRLafyf- vJ,s- l82l N iw-NRA x g, 0 J IJ NQWSLHM Q, Eltbletics ADA HIGH SCHOOL L First row: McCle-ary, Mattice, Findley, Trick. Second Row: Dailey, llaransy, Gallant, llattc-ls. Third row: Peterson, VV1'ight. ATHLETIC BOARD The Athletic board of this season handled many delicate matters in a very satis- factory way. By good managing they contrived to come out on this season with a slight margin, although the season was very poor. The players and student body are very appreciative of the work of this year's Board. The president was Harvey Gallant, and a very efficient president he was. Not only a participant in athletics, he also was instrumental in the direction of them. The secretary's hard place was filled by Ruth Dailey, who proved to be very efficient. Her task not only entailed a lot of work but also received no honor and very little thanks. l ,.l ,. 'J i A W 1 gQCjfTf?51e"Xs1L aw.-fd - g-s"""-f-+"'h -Q. ' l84l PURPLE AND GOLD ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FLOYD L. MATTICE The task of handling Ada High School athletics so effectively is due to the coaching of Mr. Mattice. He is a man of the red blooded type and is a good clean fellow toward all, advocating good, hard and clean fight to his teams this year. Mr. Mattice is a graduate of Hillsdale College, Michigan, where he was noted for his feats on the base ball diamond. As well as being a good coach, he was a soldier of the late war and served his country. This was his first year here and we look for him back again. FACULTY MANAGER l J EARL D. IRICK The financial success of the A. A. A. this year was due to the brilliant business management of Mr. Irick. Although a new man to this job, he stepped into his office in a very business-like way and hand- led it very successfully. This task of being Faculty Manager is one which requires timeless effort and receives little thanks. But the- High School student body as a whole, wish to thank Mr. Irick for the time and effort which he put into the effectual handling of his duties and we know that it was due to his interest in the welfare of the school. l..... !. ,rf ,A --FSA ,-- y iw- ""' ,ggewfffv N, E851 ' ADA HIGH SCHOOL CAPTAIN CHARLES PETERSON , This year's captain was unable to be with the team during the whole season, due to injury in the form of a broken arm which was sustained in the FOOTBALL ame with Upper Sandusky in the early part of the X g . season. His place was effectually filled by Baransy, Gallant, McElroy, and Fisher. Next year we have "Lou" Fisher back with us I as Captain and we wish him success. He is small but I mighty and has football brains to make up for what he lacks in brawn. MANAGER RUSH MCCLEARY Football management is a hard, trying task, and a position difficult to fill because so many difficult sit- uations arise during the course of a season. They have to be met by one who understands his duties and who knows how to carry them out. This season, nineteen twenty-six, was handled very successfully and satisfactorily by our manager, Rush McCleary. Rush is a senior this year and the high school should give him a vote of thanks for the time and interest he has put in his work. He is ambitious and is striving toward a goal of managing greater things. C ' W X , l l l l ..-:L C E ff VQI' 25,11 aft r5f""',,,, rm .gg l86l PURPLE AND GOLD First Row: Long, Gallant, Allen, Holden, Baransy, Wallick Second Row: Mgr. MCCl6al'Y, Brown, Runser, Routson, Capt. Peterson, Fisher, Arnold, Cl rn ll Third Row: Messenger, Scott, VV1-ight, Cole, Anspach, Campbell, Arnold Fourth Row: Greenawalt, Mciilroy, High, Shelly, Harding Fifth Row: Faculty Mgr. lriclq, Coach Mattice, NVright FOOTBALL, 1926 The 1926 football season opened with a brilliant display of teamwork, coaching and fine physical condition on the part of the fellows. Six letter men started for the Ada team. Gallant, Shelly, McElroy, Wright, Fisher, and Capt. Peterson. New fellows in the game were Scott, -Greenawalt, Harding, Cole, and Messenger. All got into the game with lots of fight and determination, and as a result Forest was van- quished easHy to the tune of 26 to 0. The next game was at Marysville and we went into the game with a slight change in the line-up. Baransy was now in the backfield. A hard fought game was lost by a 7-6 score. At Upper Sandusky, the next week, came the hardest game of the season. We went over expecting to receive at least half way fair treatment and received just the opposite, the boys eating just forty minutes before the game. Then in a rough, tough game, the boys were trounced to a 38-0 defeat. The loss of the game was not half what the loss to the team was, however, because Capt. Peterson suffered a broken arm which kept him out of the game for the remainder of the season. After this the boys suffered even greater hurndiation at the hands of Iienton, going dovvn to a 26-0 defeat after not having been beaten by the VVHdcats for eight consecutive years, during which time they played about sixteen games. At Bluffton the boys came back with some of their old fight and, with Baransy and Fisher out of the line-up, they held the lJortherners to a scoreless tie. Coach Mattice whipped those who were not hurt into shape for the Lima South game the next week. Fought on a muddy field, the game was a good contest during the first three quarters, the Bull Dogs holding the Dragons 0-0. During the last quar- ter, however, South came from behind to win 20-0. The following week another was dropped to Kenton, and again the next, Central won 26-0. The last game, played at home, was the event of a muddy, sleety day, and despite the fact that the teams were evenly matched, Van Wert, getting the breaks, won 6-0. . r 5 "XSD -' U' ' ,aah i4"4"--fziugg,,s..Qk-.., ,ew l 1.. 'Er .-' is I Lf., M. X . LX " VL? ' sl K ,SHWJJQAJNTV "-x.. E871 rf' W I Wt: ADA HIGH SCHOOL Review of Players F. B. "Gilly" Gallant. Gilly was a hard line hitter and could run ends with a sprint and dash. He was a line hitter with the ladies, too QN. B.-One especiallyj H. B. "Jaun" Allen. Jaun was the aerial pigskin catcher. We remember him especially from the Marysville game. H. B. "Cliff" Harding. Cliff is another tall boy who could pack the ball as well . as play end. Q. B. "Din" Baransy. Din was a musicale football player and could run a merry tune with the gridiron as a scale. . Q. B. "Lew" Fisher. Lew was the triple threat man of this year's team. Flying was his favorite pastime. L. E. "Bob" Cole. Cole was new this year and had a hard place to play, but l through his fight he filled it well. Q L. T. "Klondike" Shelly. Six foot one in his stocking feet, on the line he was hard to beat. L. G. "Harry" Greenawalt. Harry was big and fast and handy with his hands. C. "Sandy" Wright. All-American center and one man who can live up to that reputation. R. G. "Leek" Scott. Fighter Scott was the line charger, he always got the jump. R. T. "Mac" McElroy. "Flash" was a good line man and stopped all plays com- ing his way. R. E. "Bill" Messenger. "Wild Bill" was the tackler, yet he played an end. G. Earl Clum. "Oscar" was a hard fighter and deserved lots of credit. C. "Charley" Anspach. "Bill Junior", although new this year, stepped out and made the old hands look foolish. "1 455, .C CH ,.,, Y L 15-Nfzi '- . A-4i 2i:-.. Nl . .rsS"N'H"""' 1 E831 PURPLE AND GOLD Finals of the National Ticldlewink Tourney The tournament was held this year in the Ada High School assembly room. The first and second grades played the opening games at one o'clock on St. Patrick's day. The first won in a close winker by the score of 8 to 10 tiddlers. The semi-finals were between the men faculty and the second graders. The men faculty played a spec- tacular game and won by a tiddler margin scored by Mr. Crawford in a spectacular red tiddler shot from the far corner of the hall. The lady faculty drew a bye in the first round and easily defeated the third grade in the semi-finals. Miss Crawford was the outstanding star, having a slight advantage over the others. She ran up the high score of 14 tiddles and 98 winks, although she was later disqualified by Referee Routson on account of her unfair advantage due to her superior arm length. The game finally ended with the score of the lady faculty 98 winks, 22 tiddlers, to the third grade's 3 tiddlers. Miss Barnes and Miss Gratz played a wonderful defensive game. For the finals the assembly was packed and indeed, all the inmates of the school were there, except room twelve and they have been absent almost all year. Mr. Crawford and Miss Crawford were the opposing captains. QBy the Way, all people of that name are well known tiddlersj. Miss Crawford won the toss and im- mediately snapped it to Miss Bossert who in turn flipped it back-hand over the goal tender's, Mr. Irick's, head and into the bucket. Ladies 1 wink, men 0. In the next frame, Referee Routson disqualified Mr. Findley for putting perverse English on a high tiddler and he was forced to leave the game despite the weeping l and wailing of the spectators. There was no scoring during the second and third l periods of the game. Mr. McElwain snapped two tiddlers but Routson was fixing the thermometer and they were not counted. The last period began with the men one wink behind and if one of them could toss a single unassisted they would win by one tiddle. Mr. Mattice, noted for his use of strategy, suddenly yelled "Mouse", and all the women scurried for the high places, and Mattice started a swift snap toward the goal. Miss Snyder, however, noted the foul play and leaped from the balcony to catch the tiddler in mid air and threw it back up in the balcony, herself alighting on the stage. Every one in the room noted it and Miss Snyder is sure to get her picture in the "Fireman's Review" for it. All would have been well had not the ladies in the balcony thought that the in- nocent tiddler was a mouse and threw it far out over the assembly. Every one groan- ed in agony for Captain C. Crawford caught it neatly on his snapper and snapped it to Mac who threw it into the bucket. The game ended a tie and it was decided to match l quarters but no one had any and besides it was ruled out by the police, who would per- mit no gambling. So the game ended one wink for all. A g 1.4- E -xi .ff vp 'l AW' ff.-fr m f g 'ef-,,-sm l89l kept ADA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CAPTAIN HARVEY GALLANT Harvey Gallant, this yearls acting captain, had a hard job on his hands. He pulled the team out of many tight places and filled the position well. "Harve" is a clean, hard fighter in athletics and in every day life. He is of high standards and runs his team in that way. As well as being an able drib- bler, he was a good sucker-shot man and contributed his share to the total number of points. MANAGER WAKEFIELD WRIGHT spent quite a lot of time up there and not only "Fat" Wright filled his position this year very satisfactorily and much credit is due him for the good condition in which the gymnasium was kept. "Fat" the gym in good shape but also helped those Working on the bars with a ready good will that was so char- acteristic of him. He has efficiently and effectively taken care of his job this year and has in a very com- mendable manner done his bit for his High School. Fat was our official rooter and was at every game, rain or I shine. X . l 1 . I -' . A 'M .5 1 'J , 5 Jinx' . .C 'dj i .QWL-, V N xl 5 as--Riff' '- 1 Q .4n,,.. .H ,, :XS sw 'W' 'wx.. E901 PURPLE AND GOLD 1 4 T f' I I f Ji ,, I I .M , , ufwfx' "" ff if Am- ..-9 4' y:f,.J'- l . ",f'f,fw-1, NM WU pf' A 1 N ADA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Ada High's 1927 basketball team was a great success. We started our season with a sweeping victory over Dola on their floor. Our team of six-footers played away over their heads and when the last of the fray was over the score stood 26-13, Ada. The team repeated the performance at Sidney the following night, and, with the floor Work ofVGallant and McElroy and the superior guarding of Baransy and Clum, despite anything that the Sidney lads could do, a neat victory was won, 25-13. After the Christmas recess, the team came back with a bang and defeated Larue to the humiliating tune of 19 to 51. The next game was a very exciting issue and this time Sidney nearly defeated us. The fellows came out of it with a superior brand of basketball and took the game from the ashes with their customary tight, aggressive playing. The score was 12-13. Tiffin was the next victim and the boys made easy meat of them to the tune of 29-15. Van Wert! Enough said! The team played under some difficulties and lost 40 to 7. The next on our schedule was Kenton. The Wildcats came to Ada with every de- termination to win and we were equally determined that they should not win. The game was a hotly contested affair and at the end, the Wildcats had Won, but by the narrow margin of one point, the score being 22 to 23. The next week the team added another to the losing side of the ledger, dropping a hard game to Central, 38-19. The following night, however, our defeat was assuaged since we again met Van Wert, this time winning by a score of 19 to 7. It was a close, fast game and every man played in a way that was a credit both to himself and to the team. McElroy, Allen and Gallant made the majority of the points and Baransy played a bang-up game at the guard position. The boys lost the following engagement at Lima, the St. Rose aggregation winning on their own floor to the score of 28 to 19. The fellows came back in their usual style the following week, winning a great victory from Bluffton with the long end of a 32 to 21 score. This game was distinguished by its heavy scoring. In the third quarter the gang got hot and ran up just 17 points in the eight minute period. Lima South, the last team to be encountered before the Tournament, proved to be too strong for the locals, and another defeat was the result, 19 to 9. The fellows need not feel too badly over this defeat, however, for they played a tight defensive game as the score indicates. Lima South was supposed to be one of the strongest scoring combinations in the country and they only succeeded in making 19 over the Bull Dogs. The Ada boys were, however, unable to penetrate the Tigers' defense and the result was according. .-J ! 'J Ki..-L Q' A 1-..--.f ,- 'N wt.. X 'sm N' i921 PURPLE AND GOLD N I N I VVRIGHT fMiiHdgfxI'J, SHELIAY, MA'1'TIC1'l 1Coac:hJ , BICIGLROY, GRl'IENANN'Al.'l', HARIJING, FIGRRAL CASSiSlant lNI8.ng0l'J I'lC'I'I'lRSON, ALLICN, GAIALANT, RUNSER . UOLIC, ARNOLD F, ,ff .karl w'f5 ,- M ,La ,f- , Jlfxhn L' V ' ff ' , ", Amy., ' M., 19' ' 'ff , Jlgl r5HN'iLN'V l931 W il N .H ! , ma K l. A 1 9 ,-Ifsruflll-""'l"-sx.. ' ADA HIGH SCHOOL THE ADA BULL DOGS R. F. "GILLEY" GALLANT. Gilley is the emotional type, but he sure can play basketball. As captain he was sure a whiz. L. G. "MAC" McELROY. "Mac" was our main point getter and was the neces- sary link needed to win several hot contests for us. C. UKLONDIKEU SHELLY. "Klondike" was so tall that he didn't even have to jump, although he did always get the tip-off. L. F. JOHN ALLEN. "Dribbler" Allen was a fast man on the floor and he always showed fine form as a forward. R. G. "POT" PETERSON. P. L. was always there whenever he was needed and a better dribbler was not seen this year. L. F. "CHUB" ARNOLD. Chub" was as fast as the old hands, although he was but a freshman. He could sink the pill quite often. C. "RAY" HARDING. "Ray" was very good as a sub center and was one of our best sucker-shot men. L. G. "CHAS" RUNSER. "Chas" was all there when it came to filling a tired regular's position, and no man looked shiekier on the floor. He effectively filled "Fancy's" place. The District Tournament The district tournament for the northwest division was held at Kenton, Ohio, on March fourth and fifth. Ada drew St. Rose of Lima for the first game, which was held on Friday evening the fourth. It was a hard, rough game and although Ada made as many field goals as St. Rose, the Lima team was more lucky in the shooting of fouls. St. Rose won by the score of 10 to 19. Despite the fact that Ada was defeated in the first round, the tournament was very interesting to the people from Ada and a goodly crowd of Adaites witnessed the semi-final and final rounds. Wapakoneta and Bowling Green were the winning teams and both did credit to themselves in the sectional tournament at Findlay the following week. Van Wert, Lima South, Central, St. Marys, Bowling Green, Findlay, Wapakoneta, Lima St. Rose, Ada, and Kenton were the competing teams entered in the tournament. Van Wert was exceedingly strong and entered the last round, being beaten by Bowling Green in their final game. Kenton, in their usual manner, showed good form and were beaten in the final game by Wapakoneta. One of the most interesting games of the tournament was that on Friday evening between Lima South and Bowling Green. The teams were very evenly matched and showed great proficiency in their handling of the ball. Bowling Green succeeded, however, in getting the breaks and won in the last half by a fairly comfortable score. This game made the Ada people think of the exciting time which Ada had in their game with South last year, when three overtime periods were necessary to decide which was the better team. This contest was 'said to have been the best of the tournament, as Ada and South were both very strong contenders for the cup. One of the strange features of this tournament was that there was no cup offered. There being ten teams in the tournament, it would have been necessary for the winner and the runner-up to play four games in two days and it was thought that this would be too hard a strain on the contenders. Since both were to go to Findlay anyway, it was thought best not to play a final game. Charles Peterson, Athletic Editor .C , 'S ,g ' l94l Charles Peterson Harvey Marvin Harold George Shelly ...... McElroy ..... Robert Allen ..............,.. ....... Wakefield Wright William Messenger ......... ....... Rush McCleary ...... ....... John Allen ............ Sanford Wright ...... Lester Scott ...... Robert Cole ............. ....... Gallant .... Baransy ..... ....... Q PURPLE AND GOLD WEARERS OF THE HA" Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Louis Fisher ................. ........ F ootball Harry Greenawalt Clifton Harding Earl Clum ................. ....... Charles Anspach ......... ....... Theodore Arnold ...... Football Football Football Football Q21 Capt. Basketball Q21 Basketball Q21 Basketball Q21 Basketball Q11 Basketball Q21 Capt. Q31 Q31 Q21 Q21 421 Q11 Basketball Q11 Mgr. C11 r. Basketball Q11 Basketball Q11 Mg Q11 Q21 Q11 Q11 C21 Q11 Q11 Q11 Q11 Mildred Battels ..... Basketball Q41 Capt. Mildred Runser ..,.. Basketball Q11 Eunice Lowman ..... Basketball Q11 Frankie Smith ...... Basketball Q11 Betty Conner ......... Basketball Q21 1 Josephine Conner ....... Basketball Q11 Madge Earl ............. . Basketball Q11 l' I Honorable mention might be made of the following who distinguished themselves 1 l in the various major sports: il FOOTBALL BASKETBALL Charles Runser Miller Brown Russell Long Paul Routson Theodore Arnold Kenneth Arnold William Campbell Allan High QAss't. Mgr.1 Charles Runser Raymond Harding Harry Greenawalt Robert Cole James Ferral QAss't. Mgr.1 Pauline Long Jeanne Smith Lenore Stemple l The captains-elect in these above mentioned sports are: Boys' Basketball, John l Alleng Girls' Basketball, Betty Connery Football, Louis Fisher. A lv- -I .J .- 'iff Mn. Nefwflsm E951 ADA Hi C' H s C HooL L SN il I'Jl+1'l'RTCK fc'u,wHy -" l'I.XliI1, llUNSI'Ili, .1. SMITH, .L c'oNN1-11: lf. smyru, I2.X'I"l'l'll,S faux:-'1',x1Np, mmm 15. CQNNI-zu, l.owM.xN ff im: -17, , f- 1C3,givX-xv s N A if-M . m . x ,,5"""'J:J"""' 'x.. UNH A ,, ' PURPLE AND GOLD 1 Girls, Basketball After a couple of weeks of hard practice, the Ada Girls' Basketball Team opened their season at Dola on December 17. The team started with but two wearers of the "A", and for a comparatively green bunch they showed an exceptional brand of basket- ball. The team showed good defensive work, but Dola managed to win by a 24-21 score. As the score indicates it was a very close game and with a little of the punch which they lacked it might have been a victory. For the Larue game Ada shifted their line-up and added a couple of new players and the change resulted in a 31-15 win. The girls seemed to feel at home on the home floor and they rolled baskets almost at will. Everyone who was present at the game felt encouraged and the new coach, Marjorie Detrick, was given due credit for the victory. The following week the girls were slated against the Northern girls and facing a group of former Ada High stars, supplemented by N orthern's best, they were defeated by a score of 19-6. The first half of the game was fought on pretty even terms, but the terrific pace which the co-eds set told on the girls in the latter period and the result was as recorded. On a strange and slippery floor the girls were defeated by the fast Van Wert aggregation to the tune of a 28-7 score. In the Kenton game the girls showed a very different brand of basketball and although defeated they fought the game on almost even terms. A few slips, however, gave the game to the Kenton representatives by the close margin of three points, Ada scoring 10 and Kenton 13. The following week Van Wert again got the upper hand, defeating the Ada lassies by a comfortable margin. At the second Kenton game the Adaites played their best game. On a large and strange floor they forced the Kenton representatives to the limit, but they came out in the end with the one point margin of 11-10. This defeat went down about as hard as any of the others and the girls comforted themselves only in the fact that it had been an exceedingly good game. Ada was entered in the Hardin County Class B Tournament held under the auspices of Ohio Northern, and they drew Dola for the first game of the tournament. Here was another heart breaker and again the Ada lassies bowed to a one point defeat. In the first half of the game the Dola girls got away to a big lead, but in the last the ' upholders of the Purple and Gold cut down the lead and were in a fair way for victory when the whistle blew. The final score was 11-12. ' xl I 4,1 E .J 1 ..::4L:j n4KT fx giggvjgi X 64 ,. Ass? -sd, - uf- ...R E971 l lux .Q ' Qtr W7-1 , .fl I' 3 s A 4' ,f-s"'JiZf+w N A ADA HIGH SCHOOL Cheerleaders We have had it drummed at us ever since we entered High School that the athletic teams cannot win unless there is the pep of the school behind them. We, who sit on the side lines do not know the inspiration that a yell will give because we have never had the opportunity to serve the high school in an athletic Way. But to know that you have a living support is a help to anyone, no matter what he is doing. We have learned that pep is a necessity in anything which we undertake, be it for the personal benefit derived or for the good of some one else. The people are largely responsible for the pep which is manifested at the football and basketball games are the High School cheerleaders. Raymond Cummins as head cheerleader, has certainly earned the "A" which is granted the holder of this office. He has two very able assistants in the persons of Margaret Peterson and George Allen. Both are Sophomores and have plenty of time yet to win the coveted "A", which is a mark of distinction to the person wearing it. All three of these are known as jolly good fellows and they never come before a crowd without a ready smile for those who appreciate it. But, woe unto those who do not think cheerleaders and yells are necessary, for no more shall Margaret cast one of her winning glances your way. In past years Ada has had some of the best cheer- leaders ever seen in this part of the state and there is no reason why she cannot con- tinue to do so. Along with good cheerleading we must not forget that Ada has and has had some of the best athletic teams in the state and that they deserve all the support that the student body can give them. , N jiilffxm .K - --hi. 'rv-.-M ' .-dhAb- l93l PURPLE AND GOITD - l Interclass Track Meet One of the things which the Ada Hi-Y Club has done for the school is that they have established a series of spring athletics. Formerly Ada High had a track team, but the support of it was so poor that it was financially impossible to continue it. Consequently Ada was left without any spring athletics, with the exception that a few are entered almost every year in the Sectional Meet held under the auspices of Ohio Northern University. Then in 1926, as a good demonstration of the purpose and aim of the Hi-Y, the Ada Club started what we hope will become a precedent to future clubs. An interclass track meet was planned and despite the fact that the athletes were rained out on two occasions, the meet was a success and enough events were held that it was decided that the Juniors had won the meet. The trophy, which is shown at the top of the page, was presented to them by the Hi-Y Club and great was the joy thereof. Great compe- tition was had and a lively class spirit was stirred up. Because of the success of this meet another is being held this year and we hope that it will meet with more success and less wet, stormy weather. Besides the High School events, the grades were given events, in which much keen rivalry was shown. It was sure a pleasure for them to get one of the ribbons, which were awarded for first, second and third places. The trouble of the whole meet would have been more than paid for if one could have seen the youngsters strutting around with their ribbons. It was thought that this would be a good way to get the future High School students interested in athletics and that it would also tend to start that feeling of friendly rivalry, which is so necessary to the success of both the school and its athletics. The Hi-Y Club is putting on these athletic events, but it is up to the whole High School to support them. ' ,NV -xx rx ,.-..'Wf,. 1 ,f 7 'L' 'K K -N .,, -4mah-H ' M- 15, " TAM' I I., 'Q-r ,ff .R I f vw, l sw. JN N M f.:-'qs mx,- E991 l l ADA HIGH SCHOOL 1 A. H. S. Fight Song Fight on for Ada, do your best! Fight on for Ada, we'll do the rest! Winning Yells You show them how, we're with you now, Fight on for Ada High. fRah! Rah! Rah!! Show them that you're tried and true, Show them that Ada spirit, too. Purple and Gold will always Win, And here's where we beging Rah! Rah! Rah! for Ada High. 3 Bulldog Locomotive Grr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rah ! Grr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rah ! fight, Ada fight! Bulldog Grr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rr-rah ! Grr-rr-rr-rr-rr--rr-rah ! Who fight? ? ? We fight ! ! ! AAAAAAA-DDDDDDD-AAAAAAA 5 Let's go Ada! Let's go Ada! Let's go, Let's go, Let's go! '7 Yeaaaaa! Teammmmm! Yeaaaaa! Teammmmm! Yea! Yea! Team! ! ! 2 A. H. S. Locomotive Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Ada High, Ada High Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Ada High, Ada High Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Ada High, Ada High A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A?DA! 4 Team T-E-A-M T-E-A-M T-E-A-M Team! Team! Team! 6 S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S Boom! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ! CW-h-i-s-t-1-ej Aaa-Ddd-Aaa. 8 Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Team! Team! Team! 9 The Chant Ada High is known of old, Ada High knocks them coldg Ada fights and Ada wins, Here is where the fight begins. Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Ada High! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Ada High! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Ada High! AA-A-A-A-A-A-A-DA! Ada High! Ada High! Ada High! ,..!-l E 'J Wzx" X an-ff S- " x ,-s""'3-f"'h ' If100l jfoolosopby ADA HIGH SCHOOL H Popularity Contest BEST LOOKING Boys Girls Charles Runser Mildred Runser Harvey Gallant Elizabeth Myers Miller Ward Lenore Stemple BIGGEST BLUFFER George McElroy Betty Conner Harold Shelly Lavawn Elzay Sanford Wright Elizabeth Klingler MOST POPULAR Harold Shelly Mildred Battels Marvin Baransy Mildred Runser Paul Wertheimer Lenore Stemple MOST INFLUENTIAL Russell Barnes Ruth Dailey Harvey Gallant Mildred Battels Charles Peterson Frankie Smith BIGGEST WISE-CRACKER Douglas Hermon Elizabeth Klingler X Paul Wertheimer Jean Judkins X Bill Messenger Betty Conner l MOST POPULAR FRESHMAN l Howard Shively Jean Smith Carl Kiblinger Rowena Smila William Campbell Pauline Long N MOST DEVOTED COUPLE l Harvey Gallant - Lenore Stemple l Willis Cummins - - Helen Baum Russel Barnes - - Clona Brame BIGGEST KNOCKER George McElroy Jeanette Jones Louis Fisher Mildred McElhaney Paul Harrod Lavawn Elzay J OLLIEST Paul Wertheimer Betty Conner Bill Messenger Mary Sanderson A Harold Shelly Mildred Battels I ' i Mosr ENERGETIC r XX Russell Barnes Ruth Dailey Mark Warren Frankie Smith Wakefield Wright Irene Kennedy g 'I CD, ,G!, wiggif 55,5335 , P s 11021 PURPLE AND gGOLD DID MOST FOR A. H. S. Wakefield Wright Ruth Dailey Russell Barnes Mildred Battels Harvey Gallant Lenore Stemple MOST ORIGINAL Douglas Hermon Ruth Dailey Paul Wertheimer Irene Kennedy Paul Anspach Gladys Motter MOST NOTED ANTIQUE Wakefield Wright Mildred McElhaney Marvin Bosse Ruth Rambo Robert Allen Edna Beuhler BEST STUDENT Russell Barnes Mark Warren Russell Long Ruth Dailey Frankie Smith Irene Kennedy X. WOMAN HATER MAN HATER i Kenneth Arnold Mildred McElhaney l' Forest Mertz Eleanore Freeman Miller Ward Doris Ellis BIGGEST DUDE FLAPPIEST FLAPPER Charles Street Mildred Runser Charles Runser Evelyn Larue Miller Ward Margaret Peterson Facts about the Contest I i I Did you know that Ruth Dailey and the Editor worked night and day for a while counting the ballots of this contest, and that for once the results are as the people voted. . Some of the results were startling too, as you will soon see. George McElroy received 150 votes for the biggest bluffer and the closest second was Harold Shelly with 9. Maybe you think that he isn't the biggest bluffer? Eh. Wot? Also, Kenneth Arnold, Forest Mertz and Miller Ward were pretty close in the race for woman-haterg the vote was 16, 14, and 13. Besides this, George McElroy polled the biggest vote in the contest with his 150 for the biggest bluffer. It seems to be pretty well decided that Jeanne Smith is the most popular Freshman girl and likewise Howard Shively is the most popular fellow because of his quite sub- stantial majority. l L., X 9 D ei? 59,99 4, f fllyli 2' i, Of Z- L41-fwefh - ,P Ak g if , ,i Lf...-L asa. d p l103J ADA HIGH SCHOOL N x N N X H HS Q , - Eg? ls, L 51041 by 'vw 'i'1.5Lg?PflP"ii5T.7b vi -.3 . ?"f7. PURPLE AND GOLD Calendar SEPTEMBER 6. Labor day. Everybody starts laboring. School in forenoon only. 7. Get our schedules. Run through periods. Out at two-thirty. 8. Seniors show Freshies how to act in chapel. Something unusual. 10. Last school day in week. Hot dog! 13. Freshies are getting in their right places now. Profs. start spring tests on us. 14. Test papers back. Not so good. 15. Chapel. Students given special seats. 20. Blue Monday. Again treating us with a shower. 21 Every one given list of book outlines. Yes, we have more work now. 7 22. Chapel. Elected cheerleaders. Signed up for clubs. l ' Hi-Y boys entertained their girls at the gym. Every Q ' one thinks Prof. Irick would make a good athlete. Wonder why? 24 Big game at Forest. Every one excited. Lewis Berger rides his two-wheeled Ford to the game with a road map close at hand. We won 26-0. Hurrah for the Bulldogs! 27 Blue Monday so soon? Greeting us with more rain. 28. Seniors have class meeting. Elect Annual staff. 29 Chapel. Bulldog emblem introduced by Hi-Y's. Ratified by the school. Dwight Baughman prefers special seat with Miss Crawford in the seventh period assembly. 30 Start campaign for Annual. First fire drill. Freshies take great pleasure in gazing from the fire escapes and taking their time while the Seniors and teachers nearly get burned. OCTOBER 1. Big game with Marysville. The win 7 to 6. 4. Another fire drill. Didn't come so near burning as we did before. Guess the y Freshies took in all the views before. 'I l I 6. Chapel. Nothing unusual happens. Several O. N. U. students visit us. 8. Clubs start. Plans for big Kenton game. 9. Lose to Upper Sandusky, 31-0. Get our boys in good shape for Kenton game. 11 Mark Warren has a chance to leave home room, but prefers it to the little adjoining one. Guess it isn't so bad after all. 12. Annual Editor breaks the sad news to the Seniors to have their pictures taken. Poor Bill's camera, bet it Z 13 bei bugted, after vie getdtlgrouvglli. d h - . ape. ig mixer p anne or ' urs ay nig t. df 14. Big Pep meeting at gym. Every one peppy for the ,, X big fight. l a 15. All Kenton comes over for the big game. A. H. S. 7 1 I students march to the athletic field. Bulldogs defeat- lf ,l ed 25-0. Better luck next time. fffflllff 1 ffflf 'W 19. Doug Hermon entertains the people in the back of the assembly in the first period with his ten cent purchase -a toy pipe. 20. Chapel. Mr. Crawford gives the good news that the faculty leaves town Fri- day, which means NO SCHOOL. No one's again' it either. t 21. Help! 1Help! is the flilantic cr? from the fufnace room, where Mr. Irick is I found ocked in w ie unting or wooden sp inters for his Freshmen. He's rescued by a Senior. 4-1- 1 Ol' ,Qi saga get 'lib 4 P .f ' 1 ,fwlglf 4,1 l 1? 6 f 'kTr...-il ' , ' l105l ADA HIGH SCHOOL , V Y .I X , Hi H H f S 4 p An-1+ -- , f 51061 915 mga -K Q9 'Q' , QM L- A q 1 -H Lwfxfsl PURPLE AND GOLD No School. Hurrah! Teachers on a tour to Findlay. Every one makes up lost sleep, especially some Juniors. Bulldogs hold Bluffton 0-0. Good work. More Annual stuff. The Supt. starts new style of wearing his vest-it isn't wrong side out either. Vance Leonard makes his second attempt to run up the stairs, but fails again. Hallowe'en parties begin. Every one seems sleepy. 27. The young Freshmen get thrown out of Concentration Room. I NOVEMBER 1. Rain as usual. Our bright Freshmen propose some wonderful inventions to Mr. Irick in General Science , class. 51 2. Alas, another flapper added to the list. Ruth Ingledue DCP tfllfi i j has her locks shorn. Physics class determine their ' horse power by running up the fire escapes. . Q' 3. Dwight Baughman shows his zeal in Chapel as Count of Bohuncus. .M , P!! 4. Doug Hermon sings his regular song in the first period 'ilwl 72 if f assembly. Mark Warren gives some more of his wonderful ideas to the Physics class free of charge. 5. Every body getting ready to lick Lima Central. 8. Every one gets a snap for the Annual. All the Faculty get their pictures taken except Coach Mattice, who shows us how fast he can run. Clubs have their pictures taken. 9. Freshmen are used to sliding down the banisters and since it is impossible 15 16 19 to do so going to General Science class they prefer falling down. Rather hard lighting. t Chapel. Serenaded by orchestra. Dr Freeman speaks to us. Miss Bossert leads school in singing America. P. T. A. gives big chicken dinner. N Every one has to get up early. School at 7:55. Watch us beat the Wild Cats. Unlucky day for us. Kenton wins 35-0. Irick and Mattice leave for big i State game. Every one out to Sunday school. flncluding Prin. Findleyj. Back to the old drag. Rain of course to greet us. Some go rabbit hunting. Several blue slips received for going rabbit hunting. Too bad some one forgets to bury the clothes that they went hunting in. They weren't rabbit hunting either. Chapel. Old rival of Bill Frederick gives us a stunt. Visitor's day and OH! My! are the Freshies scared? 7 7 No not much. Alas, a new fad has been started by the new Freshmen. A sunshade to keep the light from his eyes. Another coat of snow. Freshies got out their sleds-also their HEAVIES. l Book outlines due. Defeated in last game of season by Van Wert. Big feature of game is Young vs. Spar FIGHT. Neither wins. L,- Q 1 Q Q We? 4 P Y -V ,gs -uf klgb 4,-J A xr? M071 H ' -c-Q, 5 H' .P 11,4 ul X Ps 4 5 E 7 L P P 1 il 4 -Q V25 ,pf age ,953 P 1, K ADA HIGH SCHOOL 22. Heat, Heat, is the cry of every one. Guess they're try- If ing to freeze us out. Miss McAlpin keeps a pupil awake Qi' in the fourth period assembly by snoring. Peppers 50' have first pot luck. 23. Getting ready for vacation. ' 24. Out at 2:30. Z'-L-.'9 Gr 25, 26, 27. Vacation. ""a ' ' 30. Miss Crawford has her hair bobbed. DECEMBER 1. Only twenty-five more days till Santa comes. Spend morning in showing intelligence. French club show theirs by performing in chapel. - 2. Senior Girls preparing for Football Banquet. 3. Football banquet at 6:00. 6. More snow fchildren come to school on sledsl. Some also prefer sitting down and resting awhile. The Faculty Walk on grass. Sportsmanship Club display their wares in Chapel. Everybody busy selling Basketball season tickets. 10. George McElroy orates to Miss Gratz im Senior Home Room. 13. Weather getting colder, teachers getting icier. 15. Chapel. First Basketball game with Dola announced. 16. Heat! Heat! is what we want and we get everything but it. No wonder the Seniors are so icy. 8. 9 17. Clubs meet. Seniors in room 7 have to stay in. Still in the kiddish state. Play Dola: Girls lose 24-213 Boys win 24-5. 18. Play Sidney, we won 23-13. 19. Mary goes to church without her lamb. 20. Just five more days till vacation. Whoope! 21. Mr. Crawford says no Bean Shooters and Miss Snyder says no Gum. 22. Chapel. Santa Claus visits us. Treats Faculty only. Hi-Y have big celebra- tion. 23. Big Alumni game. Boys win 22-243 Girls lose 12-14. 24. School out at twelve, we're all glad for vacation. 25 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Vacation. , 31. Miss Bossert goes to Bucyrus-We wonder why? ng-if F lll IIEESI 9 2? 5331. ?'4 ..a 3 J!!L JANUARY 1, 2, 3, 4. Vacation. 5 Chapel again. C. C. breaks the news to us that next week we have EXAMS. Now isn't that nice. Nothing new, same old story. At rest with all at 3:20. Blue Monday-of course-every body sleepy, these late hours sure take you down. More work. Poor us! Every body talking about exams. Some sad-some glad. Mostly sad. Sniff! Sniff! Chicken dinner downstairs for two bits. Hurrah! Football fellows given letters. Christmas comes twice a year for them. EXAMS. fOh, my! "I know I've failed"! ! Why didn't the teachers tell us what they were going to ask? Oh dear.J General moaning of students. 1. I ., Jw... -fe Q . l1081 Lkvpl PURPLE AND GOLD More Exams. Irick uses force in study hall. Poor boy. Of course not Mr. Irick. Snow! Snow! Snow! more Snow! Who cheated in the exams? General question between faculty and students. Miss Crawford returns, Hurrah! Watch out for the ice. General change in schedule of students. Kitchen chosen for class room of Bible study. Chapel. C. C. talks on Temperance. Chemistry classes receive the shock of their lives. Findley tries Electricity on the class. Every one thrilled. Grade cards. General 'cussing of grades received. Every one slips to school. Some receive blue slips after they slip. Chapel. Miss Crawford attempts to SNEAK five dollar bill from Cafeteria fund-Mistake of course. ' Meet old rival, Kenton. Fate against us. Kenton girls win 13 to 10. Kenton boys 23-21. Just wait until we go to Kenton. Big operetta tonight. Only 20 cents for public school children. Now can you beat that-calling US children. What next will they call us. FEBRUARY Seniors have class meeting for Annual drive. Russell Barnes chosen as orator. 2. Annual staff display their wares in chapel. Chapel at 8:30 from now on. Hi-Y's entertain their girls. 1. .,. r O Q I ln I J 3. Hold up periods 35 minutes. That's fine. M ei 4. Some of the kids that eat down in the Domestic Science M A room aren't very good cooks. They think you can Y fn 1 make noodles out of salmon juice. It Wasn't a Fresh- 1 lu' K man either. i I 7. Rev. Turley speaks to us in chapel. I 8. Same old drag. N fx 9. No chapel. P. T. A. gives big chicken dinner. Every one stays. 10. Signs of spring. Irick found eating cookies in the Science room. 6th period. Big game with Bluffton. Girls lose 52-17. Boys won 32-21. St. Valentine day. Freshies sending valentines. McElroy, Shelly and Coach "SO SLEEPY". Receive new song books. Alas! A new flapper, in the Senior Class. Every thing shows that spring is approaching. Even the students are sleepy. Chapel. We hear Irick's favorite piece. "There Ain't No Maybe in My Baby's 1 Eyes." Play Kenton. Bad luck as usual. Tam was grinning at the first. Cold as usual. Paul Main gives another one of his original orations in Physics class. Pep Club shows the Faculty how they are seen through other people's eyes. l 1... X Q Q E ii l sgalbb 1 1 O in l109l ADA HIGH SCHOOL K N i 1 I N KS as 4 P fffkilr ' Y Z Q A oo ,D Qs 9? wg? 6 ' -, . CL- D ng-:1" M P x H101 ,, .bww i PURPLE AND GOLD MARCH 4. Tournament. St. Rose beats us 20-10. Q, 1. EQ X. lx 5. Kenton gets beat. We don't yell for Kenton, either. VXA ' X 8. Several blue excuses for forgetting grade cards. Sev- .l XX eral howling for better grades. xx- W 9. Another sign of Spring. Chas. Runser removes side x X Nd. curtains from his lizzie. xl: C 10. Valedictorian announced. Entertained by Miss Fair- . X X X child. I ,xl 11. Coach Mattice takes a spill, while taking his daily X V x X X run. F- ' 14-18. Every one has the spring fever. gi- 17. Pep Club Party. Every one dresses in green. O. R. F. shows his stuff with the ADA DRIBBLERS ? 'Z ? 23. Shooting of Dan McGrew is staged in chapel by Forum Club. Basketball - boys and girls received letters. 24. Seniors try out for play. Oh what fun. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. "Same old Drag." APRIL 1. Nearly every one is a fool today. Not forgetting the faculty. - 4. Change to Eastern Time. Every one is sleepy. 1 01239, 5. No lecture. Are we glad? Mistake in dates. l :lil 6. Chapel. Latin Club gives "Mock Interclass". ' 8. Interclass. Sophies win the cup. Miss Gratz gets her 1 hair bobbed. I 9. Banquet at Presbyterian church. I A K 13. April showers, but no signs of May flowers. Hi-Y I club entertains in chapel. Shelly has a date with I "Slick," X 1 ' 14. Seniors still change cards. Shelly has a date with i Ii' "Slick", V ll 15. Shelly has a date with "Slick". POOR GIRL ! ! ' " 18. Blue Monday. 20. Chapel. Scientific Club entertains. 21. Snow-and here we thought spring was here. 27. Fellow students of former years return to show their talent. 28. Senior Class Play-Peterson Wore his SHORT PANTS and had a date. 29. High School musicians journey to Fostoria. I MAY 4. Hi-Y's entertain their girls at a big banquet. Honorable guests there were our friends of the Lower Halls-MICE AND RATS. 5. Every one sleepy. Guess they thought we didn't have school today. BUM'S I DAY at Ada Hi. 7. Junior-Senior FEED. Plenty of eats and lots of fun. i 9. Last Monday for the Seniors. HURRAH! What a GRAND and GLORIOUS L-.ill FEELING. X 10. Start cramming for EXAMS-Seniors. 11. Seniors have charge of Chapel. '44 g 12. Field Day-no school in afternoon. Q Q 13. EXAMS. W.g.W M 542fv3:SD3L' f- 41 lk f in-iam ' -.., I X -'f l111j ADA HIGH SCHOOL J-I-L JA, The A. H. s. Bulldog Throughout this entire book we have seen pictured the face of an animal most familiar to us of A. H. S., but outsiders who pick up this book to view its grand pages may not understand it, so we must here set down why this particular face is so much more important than any other. So, let us here proclaim the glory of the Bulldog by relating a scene which made him much feared and admired by all. One day, the Ada Bulldog was walking down the street, rather leisurely we ad- mit, since he had nothing to do, and he determined to find some foe which he might vanquish from the face of the earth. When before him there suddenly appeared a fine wildcat bedecked in the colors of red and white, Cmuch like Kenton appears to usl, proudly advancing down the street apparently oblivious to creatures so small and insig- nificant as our Bulldog. Immediately A. H. S. Bulldog decided in that wise head of his that he would in some way engage himself in conversation with the stuck-up thing before him and would so show his ability. "So," says the A. H. S. Bulldog to the Wildcat, bedecked in his gaudy ribbons, "Pray tell me where thou art going." The Wildcat elevated his head somewhat higher x and responded in a very educated tone of voice, "How dare you speak to me, thou in- , significant pup ?" Now being called such so enraged the A. H. S. Bulldog, that forgetting the man- ners always taught him by his fond parents, he angrily replied, "I found my authority on the law of equality among all, and demand where thou art going." l "Well, if you thus speak to me and are so inquisitive, I must say that I am going l to meet that A. H. S. representative to agree upon the date for the conflict between me and that miserable Bulldog in order that I may show him a thing or two," responded , the other. "Oh, ho! So thou art the one who will fight against me are you? I am the A. H. S. Bulldog, himself. Look me over if you please. You need not go any farther, be- cause I always make my own dates and I mean to show YOU a thing or two right li now." With this remark the conflict was on and such a fight ensued as has never , been viewed nor written of in history. A crowd composed of all sorts of mongrels gathered around to cheer the contestants, but no one attempted to put a stop to it, for X all were too frightened. For a time it appeared as though the red and white would win, but out on top of it all appeared the victorious A. H. S. Bulldog. At the close of the contest the Wildcat looked a much bedraggled figure. His bright and shining rib- bons of such a short time ago, were shining no more but lay trampled in the dust. 1 From that particular time on, all those belonging to this species have feared the Bulldog as well as have the people. Hence, what more suitable mascot could We choose to make people fear us? Although, we of A. H. S. are not really ferocious, yet such a mascot inspires us to greater deeds of bravery to honor our school. So we do not fear the Bulldog, but uphold his methods for outwitting our opponents. H So-Hats off to our hero- -.I A. H. s. BULLDOG. S ' Clona Brame '28 c a EEE 4 ' P , l ,. I g '- f- AI A I -FW I1121 PURPLE AND GOLD A .- EA ' I ABRAHAM LINCOLN , There are many epithets that have been applied to Abraham Lincoln, but, in my opinion, "Lincoln, Man of God", more fully expresses the character of this remarkable man than any other. Every year as his birthday approaches, we get a new view and a new understand- ing of the real greatness of Lincoln. However, as these many different viewpoints come up, they do not contradict one another, but merely go together to show that this great leader was not as other leaders. In him there was such a combination of the good characteristics, that one does not think of Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president, as he does of the others in that long list. It seems that he was predestined to come to the helm of this nation to guide her through the trying period of the Civil War. Many another man would have failed under like pressure. The fact that Lincoln came from a humble family of pioneers to the highest position in the land in the most chaotic period of her history would help to substantiate this belief. This man, developing in this way from a humble family, made himself a mountain of strength and vigor, which stored up energy he well needed in his presidency with its trials. One of his most important characteristics was his humility. With all the clash of opinion and strife about him he could retain his composure and could put the interests of his country before his personal desires. He called to his aid a cabinet that was utterly hostile to him with the same spirit. This is surely a test of the unselfishness and bigness of the man. His simplicity aided him in like manner. He had a way of making himself un- derstood. He was a man of the people, and talked so that the people could understand him. His address at Gettysburg was a masterpiece and is exemplary of this trait. Self-reliance characterized Lincoln all through his life. He had to rely on himself from the first and did not have any chance to lean on anyone else's shoulder. From the time he started out in business until he entered the presidency he had a good deal l of difficulty, but by persistent efforts, he came out on top. A partner in business i failed and Lincoln took the responsibility. He could have resorted to bankruptcy laws, but they were not for a man like him. He himself said that he was not free from debt until after he became president. Lincoln had a keen sense of humor. He had a fund of homely tales and a knack of telling the right story at the right time. This added to his list of friends and often- times helped him in his contact with other people. Lincoln believed that all men are created equal, and when the chance came he struck the shackles off the negroes and gave them opportunities hitherto denied. At many places throughout our country, splendid memorials are erected to Lin- coln's memory, but the real memorial to him is the love in the hearts of a grateful people. In one of the biographies of Lincoln an interesting cartoon appears. The rude i birthplace of Lincoln is depicted at the foot of a steep cliff. A ladder leads from the i door to the White House at the top. These words appear below, "The Ladder is Still There." . -Royal Shanks '29 7. 3 'I l' 9 9. 5,55 55,35 1 I U, if' N' V ,l H131 ' Tiki?-,Zu .,: S N ADA HIGH SCHOOL PARENT-TEACHERS' ASSOCIATICN The combined powers of the parents and teachers to train the youth of today, who are to be the citizens of tomorrow, has been recognized by the educators as an asset to the public schools. The teachers are training the pupils to understand that it is not the battleship but the schoolhouse which is to become our greatest means of national defense. They are putting forth every effort to help the pupils prepare for citizenship and equip themselves to meet the personal challenges of the years ahead. The teacher and the parents are responsible for the training and the moulding of the child until it has reached the age of self-discovery and self-realization. It is their aim to give the child the best that can be had in moral, spiritual and educational advantages. It is esential that we as an organization understand the needs and challenges ahead of the modern youth, that we may adjust our educational objectives to meet realities and thus reduce the vast number of young people who are compelled to succeed in life in spite of their education. It is our obligation to fix it so that more of our graduates will be able to succeed in life to a greater degree because of their education, instead of in spite of their ducation. So, it is our aim to see the child reach success, that is, to get the best out of life that there is in it, and to leave the world better for having passed this way. Many able speakers have been brought to us who have studied the problems of education and child welfare. Their talks have all been beneficial to us as parents and teachers as well as to the child. The meetings have been well attended and much interest has been shown, due to the co-operation of the parent and the teacher. Under the leadership of Mrs. C. B. Moore, who was re-elected president of the association, and other officials, we have been able to maintain our high standards, to develop our plan and to assist in carrying out the school program. By the adopted method We have been able to continue to furnish the milk lunches, and this has been' done with gratifying results. With our financial aid and with the direction of our most capable leader, E. M. Routson, a high school orchestra, which has been the pride and admiration of the school, has been maintained. Besides this, the association has assisted in the purchase of books for the library and has added to the equipment of the domestic science de- partment. The association has 'been financed largely through the four dinners which the mothers of the four sections have put on at the North school building. So after all, to succeed in this business of lending a helping hand, we must our- selves become as little children to enter into the realm of their understanding, and thus to fulfill the obligation we owe to the coming generation. -Mrs. C. R. Pease 1 i C Z ' ' - -f I W I "gxv:M ,,f.'5 4' M -ans , . h if ' v--lah ' .Fir N lx l I ...l 4 P P k I1141 PURPLE AND GOLD f z X QM. Q Q H151 i N ADA HIGH SCHOOL J-I-K. HBRIDGING THE GAP" "Where there is no vision, the people perish." The truth of this declaration 1S just as tenable today as it was in the day of the Wise Man. Vision, or imagination, is the bridge that spans the gap from the present to the future, from desire to achievement, from the ideal to the real, from failure to success. Ancient Rome affords a striking example of political power and influence, but greed and corrupt living closed her history in one century. A clear vision of the efficacy of moral values could have saved her to civilization. America, with her cre- ative imagination and clarified vision of ethical standards, has endured one hundred and fifty years and has not yet reached the noontide of her splendor nor the zenith of her power. No government can rise higher than its source. The truth of this statement is far more generally acknowledged today than it was five centuries ago. The people have found from bitter experience that no permanent and satisfying government could grow from the seed spread by a tyrant, nor could a peaceful people be held in check by a fastidious, power-seeking group. The only successful governments have been evolved from an extended vision of a glorious future with a government of, by, and for the people. The spirit of progress is always manifested in such a government and it is the part of the statesman to determine new laws to govern the conduct of humanity. The statesman relies upon his political judgment for his strength but this judgment is based upon imagination and is inspired by a clarified vision. Euclid gave civilization geometry, Aristotle, logic, Copernicus, our theory of the solar system, Newton, the law of gravitation, Homer, "The Illiad" and "The Odessy"g Milton, "Paradise Lost", Poe," "The Raven", Watt, the steam engine, and Marconi, the wireless. All of these discoveries, inventions and productions have required inten- sive thinking, but back of a giant intellect was a keen, constructive imagination, bridging the gap from the ideal to the real. Facts are static, but imagination is dynamic. The whole progress of the human race can be attributed to vision. The extent of the scientific field is almost wholly unexplored and, to any progres- sive individual, this sphere of action offers countless possibilities. The truth of the l Gallilean's words: "And nothing shall be impossible to you," is viewed more clearly dur- ing .this age than in any preceding one. To look into the future without inventors would be to look into a future devoid of progress and stripped of every ideal which we have been taught to hold sacred. The inventor alone holds the key which will open the 'doors to a great and glorious future. He alone can open up new vistas of knowledge which would otherwise be left untouched. This is a scientific age, an age of tested thought, but behind it all there lies the urge K of a creative imagination and the terrific impact of vision. ' A Thomas A. Edison, acknowledged the world's greatest inventor, as a boy was laughed at for the seemingly futile contraptions with which he delighted to experiment. His vision, however, succeeded in overcoming this irritation and today no one enjoys fi greater distinction in the scientific world that the world's greatest electrical wizard. ca, 4 P " ' --Q. , rx . I . ,,,M.m1, ,h . ' Li If116fI PURPLE AND GOLD - -we-e .fam In the fields of art and literature, as well as in the field of science, we are again confronted by the cold stream of reality and again it is the imagination which must span the stream. Anyone in the ordinary walks of life is able to see something which, in his estimation is beautiful or magnilicent, but to the artist alone is accorded the power to unite the superior qualities of several landscapes into one harmonious blend of color which is to arouse the admiration of many. The case of literature is very similar, in that the author portrays in his characters what he sees as an ideal life, and fills his production with the throbbing impulses of real life. In the field of imagination we are all richly endowed. It is a field to which en- trance is barred to no one. Some, however, are more liberally supplied with this vital necessity than others, and these are the people who bring about the rapid steps in progress which lead upward to the peak of the mountain of prosperity and success. Success is not a question of having reached our goal, but rather, has our vision set before us an ideal of success which has been the object of our tireless and unceasing effort. One of the tragedies of humanity is a highly gifted imagination which lacks the stabilizing elements of knowledge and judgment. But the supreme tragedy is a highly trained intellect which is unaccompanied by a strong imaginative power. The real Wealth of any people, or nation, Ts not, therefore, primarily dependent upon its natural resources or monetary values, but upon the clarity of its vision. Bonds, bank-stocks, gold deposits, and all commercial wealth, have their impor- tance, which we would not attempt to deny. But, if the world's problems are to be solved, and the growing complexities of civilization successfully met, men of vision and insight must point the way. The Great War left the world in a state of chaos and confusion, and, despite the fact that more wealth is recorded today than ever before, unrest and chaos still pre- vail. The crying need of civilization the past decade, has not been for greater ma- terial wealth, but for the leadership of vision. The time is at hand when the national issues and international policies demand the constructive vision of a Gladstone or a Roosevelt to lead us out of the maze of economic and political uncertainty. May there be such an impact of public sentiment, that the future will produce a strong, virile leadership blessed with vision and conviction. "God give us men, times demand strong hearts and willing hands 5 who ,have vision, who possess opinions and a will, The Men Men Men who are honest, Men who will not lie, Men whom the spoils of office will not buy, Men whom the lusts of office cannot killg Strong men, sun-crowned, Who live above the fog in public duty and private thinking." -Russell Barnes '27 fThird Prize Oration at the Northwestern Ohio Oratorical Contest, Carey, Ohio, May 6, 1927.1 I ,il 1 47 ,'., fly? ,rvg,:' if-1 . A. A ,ah -A - - , 11171 4 T ,I I I 1... Z-A 459 Z ZF Q Q MW p x1 I The 1927 Purple and Gold Printed by THE ADA HERALD Quality School Printing Since 1885 RUNSER, GETTING A HAIR CUT Enters barber shop. Takes seat in chair. Catches himself looking in mirror, glances panic-stricken away. Looks out of window with attempt at boredom. Agrees with barber that weather is rotteng hopes Ada High wins tourneyg so does barber. Catches silly simper of face in mirror. Notes that man in next chair is watching him in mirror. Blushes. Wishes lady in third chair would pull her dress down. Tries to look away. Tells barber. No he believes he doesn't want it washed out. Is sure barber is looking at comb with a suspicious eye. Remembers he hasn't washed his hair in a month. Decides he won't have anything put on his hair, as he has some stuff at home. Compromises by taking a lemon juice and vinegar scalp massage. Barber combs hair, shows him mirror. "Yeh, that's fine." Stumbles as he gets out of chair. Pays bill for dollar. Exits hurriedly. Recovers composure two blocks away. Decides he'll never be so self conscious again. Repeats performance two weeks later. Office Hours, 1 to 4 P. M., 7 to 8 P. M. ' Office Tressel Block L. C. NEISWANDER, M. D. Phones, Office 218, Residence 180 Ada, Ohio 1872 55 Years in Ada 1927 Best wishes for the Class of 1927 J. T. CUNNINGHAM CO. Dry Goods, Cloaks, Rugs, Draperies and Footwear North Main Street Ada, Ohio HART SCHAFFNER 8: MARX CLOTHES GRIFFON CLOTHES STETSON HATS EMERSON HATS WILSON BROTHERS FURNISHINGS INTERWOVEN HOSIERY Boys of Ada High: You won't make a mistake by selecting this store to do your clothing shopping. The merchandise we sell speaks for itself. FRANK DETRICK ADA,OHIO Dr. C. W. BRECK DENTIST General and X-Ray Work Tackhammer-"Fat had to have his tonsils removed." Miss Barnes-"Why'?" Tack-"Well, you see, he got 'em sunburned in Detroit looking up at the tall build- ings." Nig-"Does Miss Bossert know anything about school athletics?" Din-"Naw, she thinks a pole vault is a bank in Warsaw." Miss Crawford fto "Doug" in Latin classy: "Douglas, I'm afraid that you are getting into deep water." "Well," replied Doug, "They always say that there's where you can swim better." Coach: "Was there much tea used in Boston?" Dwight: "I don't know but I read where Paul Revere got mired in the tea grounds when he tried a short cut through my great, great grand-father's back-yard." Shiek Runser: "Pd like permission to marry your daughter." Mr. Would-be: "What's your business?" Runser: "Pm a radio announcer." The same: "All right, you're accepted. You're the first one to say good night and mean it." Dumb: "Pm troubled with a rumbling in my stomach." Bell: "It must be that truck you ate for dinner." THE CENTRAL MARKET STAPLE GROCERIES -and- FRESH HOME-KILLED MEATS L O N G 86 C L U M . Phone 29 123 S. Main Street THE FIRST NATIO AL BANK Ada, Ohio Betty Conner--"Was Robinson an acrobat?" Miss Snyder-"No, not that I know of, why do you ask?" Conner-"This book says that every time he got tired he sat on his chest." Visitor, on Runser farm-"Charles is a very polite boy, he opened the gate for me." Charles-"Never mind that, I do the same for the cows." After South Game Helen Baum-"It'1l be a hard job to clean those uniforms won't it?" Bill-"Just what do you think the scrub team is for?" Gladys- "You know that old vase that has been handed down from generation to generation?" Mrs. Motter-"Yes, why?" ' Gladys-"Well this generation has dropped it." Mrs. Kennedy-"The applause is deafening, Irene go out and say your piece again." Little Irene-"No, I said it right the first time." "Gosh, that's tough on the school," said Bob. "How?" asked Miller. Bob-"All that trouble over a false alarm and Miss Bossert didn't get burned up." Charles Runser-"How was that Kenton gin you had last night?" Shelly-"Oh, nothing to write home about." ALLEN'S BARBER SHOP and APPLE BLOSSOM BEAUTY PARLOR Q 116 South Main Street Q FRESH AND SALT MEATS, FISH AND OYSTERS IN SEASON ARKET Phone 4 North Main Street We Deliver Nfl uf. S , We Wish to thank the High School students for their pa- tronage and are hoping to have their future business. Feel- ing that you will have a prosperous future, We remain yours for SERVICE, CRATES 86 SON I am the man who doesn't refuse to half-sole and heel your shoes. My leather is fine, my work is quick, when the work is done I give no tick. And when I die I fear no coals, for I have saved so many soles. Mr. Winkle QSocio1ogyJ-"The rapidly increasing divorce rate 'proves that America is fast becoming the land of the free." McElroy-"Yes, but the continuance of the marriage rate shows that it is still the home of the brave." Helen-"Here's your ring. I can't marry you. I love another man." Coach-"I'd just like to know who the man is." Helen-"I won't tell you. You might hurt him." Coach-"Then tell him if he wants a good ring I will sell him one cheap." Crawford, eating at Restaurant-"Charles, bring me some unopened oysters and take this soup back." Streets-"What's the matter with the soup?" Crawford-"I want something you can't stick your thumbs in." "What are you doing, Lenore," asked her mother. "I am knitting, mother," came the reply. "I heard Harvey say he ought to get a new muffler for his car and I thought I would knit one as sort of a surprise." Irick-"I have to go home, I forgot something." Bug-"What?" Irick-"To stay there." Graves-"Will you buy me an ice cream sundae?" Rockwell-"I won't be here Sunday." Mr. Crawford--"Keith, why don't you tell the truth? When Washington was your age he never told a lie." ' Keith-"When Washington was your age he was President." i rrt i C , . ff .nslse ff? 7-LUOQQQOOU , , 2 Al up . ,, - AEAQ THE BANK OF SERVICE Resources S'p700,000.00 REED 86 RABER Plumbing, Heating, Electric Wiring, Sheet Metal Work Electric Appliances, Washers, Irons and Sweepers SERVICE IS OUR WATOHWORD Phone 370 Ada, Ohio Crouse-"Would you like to go driving Sunday?" Eva-"Sure." Crouse-"Here's a nail, go get yourself a hammer." Mr. Irick, as he entered the asylum-"Yes, I am the new manager for the summer." Dick McAlpin-"Aw heck! They will take that out of you, I was Napoleon when I came here." Dot-"What did Sir Launcelot say?', Allen-"He said, "Ho, Squire, bring me a can opener, I have a flea in my night clothes." id- Guthrie-"How much do you think that truck tire weighs? I'll guess that it weighs forty pounds." Main-"Y0u're all wet. I just saw a. fellow put 70 pounds of air in it." OVERLAND I Wh wwf MAIN GARAGE COMPANY WILLYS OVERLAND FINE MOTOR CARS FOR INSURANCE THAT INSURES See V. E. TEMPLETON Office, Brewer Block Ada, Ohio fp: Old Lady-"Why does my paper get wet so often Joe Baker, Lima News Boy-"Must be because there is so much due on it." Miss Snyder, after feeding a tramp-"And are you sure you have plenty?" Tramp-"Oh, never mind I'll go down the line until I get enough." Freshman CCampbellJ-"Now honestly what would you do if you were in my shoes '?" 0118 Senior fMcElroyJ-"I'd get a shine." Barnes and Brame were walking down the street. Barnes had a chicken under arm and a small tub under the other. Suddenly Brame started to run away. "Hey," yelled Barnes, "What's your hurry?" Brame-"I'm afraid you might kiss me." Barnes-"I can't with this chicken and tub." Brame-"Well you might put the chicken down and put the tub over it." When High School Days are Over and you must make your own living, go into the Poultry Business and equip your poultry farm with MCCURDY FEEDERS AND FOUNTAINS B h 1 F edgy Bar Chick Feeder 3 us e e For Laying House For Brooder House Supplies for the Baby Chicks and the Laying House McCURDY MANUFACTURING CO. ADA, OHIO THE HUBER 86 SON For GENERAL HARDWARE, STOVES, IMPLEMENTS RADIOS AND ACCESSORIES, ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINES, AND FURNACES STUDENTS OF A. H. S.-We wish you a happy and successful journey through life and enterprises you may enter. N. B. CROTINGER 8: CO. "Variety Store" "We Aim to Please" Myers-"The man I marry must be brave as a lion, but not forward-handsome as a Greek god, but not conceited-wise as Solomon, but meek as a lamb and his fortune must have six digits in it." Pete-"How lucky we met, my fortune is all digits." "Everything helps." 'Sure, you can even make a lemon aid." Harding-"I'll bet a dime you don't know the Lord's Prayer." Bug-"Now I lay me down to sleep, etc." Harding-"Here's the dime, you win." Findley fin Chemistryh-"What is the formula- for water?" Wycoff--"H I J K L M N O." Findley-"Where did you get that idea?" Wycoff-1'Why you said yesterday it was H to O." Mildred McElhaney-"Really you canyt break that date to the game tonight." Bob Cole-"Why." Mildred-"Because I have a long account of it already written in my diary." SCHOOL SUPPLIES Books, Tablets, Loose Leaf Note Books Moore, Conklin and Duofold Fountain Pens Eversharp Pencils D A N A E. W E L S H DRUGS ADA, OHIO BOOKS ! SAVE WITH SAFETY AT YOUR REXALL DRUG STORE BURKE GARDNER School Books DRUGGIS T Athletic Supplies MIDWAY RESTAURANT In business to serve you good EATS at all 'times as "Andy" says. Frank Irwin, Proprietor Instant Service is Our Motto HOUSEHOLD HINTS By Miss Gratz 1. Never throw away old doughnuts, they make good napkin rings. 2. A moth ball dissolved in pancake batter will keep the pancakes from rusting. 3. Dandruff may be removed easily by rubbing the scalp with an old horseradish grater. 4. A coat of shellac on the bottom of a cherry pie will keep the juice from leak- ing out. D ' s with a can opener. 5. Never open soft boiled egg Seen in the paper: Lost-a balloon by McElroy, half full of gas. "It is not always a goat that butts." I he Paeszlrr whine PORTRAITS OF EXCELLENCE Special equipment of the highest order covering a ll branches of the science PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR PURPLE AND GOLD AND OTHER ANNUALS 1151f2 S. Main St. Ada, Ohio PALMER CHIROPRACTOR J. T. JOHN, uc., Ph. c. NEUROCALOMETER AND X-RAY SERVICE Phones: Office 114, Residence 125 New Location Upstairs Crotinger Bldg. DEO Consistently The Best HEATRE States-"I hear "hard drinks" killed his old man." Hindall-"Yes, poor fellow, a cake of ice fell on his head." Leck-"I hear he is dumb." Bob-"Yes he thinks a stepladder is used to adjust overhead valves." Practice Teacher-"Fisher, who was the father of the Black Prince?" Fisher-"Must have been Old King Cole." Teacher-"There are going to be a few F's this six weeks, in fact there are only three who know anything at all about today's lesson." Kenneth-"And who are the other two?" Juanita-"Meet me on the corner at seven." Clyde-"What time will you be there?" "THE YARD WITH THE STOCK" Telephone 77 THE SLAGLE LUMBER CO. LUMBER AND MILLWORK 119 West Buckeye Street Ada, Ohio 25c any place in town. No charges for extra passengers. U-DRIVE IT Dodge sedans 15c per mile, with 352.50 as minimum except Friday Saturday, and Sunday nights and holidays 55.00 REAM'S GARAGE PHONE 223 DR. A. L. TIPPLE DENTIST X-RAY SERVICE Miss Bossert: "Do you have to rush to catch your morning train '?" Coach: "Oh it's about an even break. Sometimes I am standing at the station when the train puffs up, and other times it is standing at the station when I puff in." Fisher: "What's the matter over by the animal tent?" Allan High: "The fire-eater just drank some corn and is burning up." A One Act Play 6:00 P. M.-Tramp: "Madam,I'm starving, can't you give me something to eat ?" 6:01 P. M.-Eileen Reed: "Kiss me and I'll give you a swell feed." 6:30 P. M.: Tramp starves to death. Miss Barnes: "My grandfather lived to be ninety and never used glasses." Bright Student: "Well, lots of people prefer to drink from a bottle." E. E. McALPIN All Kinds of Insurance Phone 73 BUILDING sl LOAN OFFICE Ada, Ohio PFEIFFER and FAIR INSURANCE AGENCY Successors to L. A. McElroy ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE WORLD'S LEADING STOCK COMPANIES Office over Home Savings 8z Loan Co. Phone 105 Ada, Ohio WALTER SOUSLEY Dealer In Phone 96 HAY AND COAL Ada, Ohio DR. G. S. WILCOX Phones: Office 258, Residence 315 ADA, OHIO HOT STUFF He struk her, but she uttered no sound. He struk her agin, butt no wurd eskaped her lipz. Once moore he hit her on the hedg brav thing that she wus, she did not even whimprr. Then enragged beyond awl regons at herr unkuncern of his akshuns, the brute uttered a loath and began raining blos on her pretee litle hedd, even skratching her in his maddness. Even thru this she remained silent. Butt finally, not being able to stand it any longer shee heved a reluktant sputer and berst into flame. For you see shee wus only a match. WATER, WATER Finn: "Will someone tell me why We have water analogies in the study of electricity ? " Dick McAlpin: "The reason for having water analogies is so the subject will not be so dry." Fisher: "Isn't love grand ?" v Graves: "I don't know as it is, it's just a tickling sensation of the heart that can't be scratched." Lavawn: "Stingy, you even walk backwards." Paul Main: "Why, how's that ?" Lavawn: "So you can save your front steps." Bill Campbell: "I'm glad to meet you." Frances McAlpin: "I'm pleased to let you meet me." Floyd Spar: "Why do firemen wear red suspenders?" John States: "To hold their pants up." THE TOGGERY FIRST WITH THE LATEST IN MEN'S WEAR 121 South Main Street Ada, Ohio P. W. Turner, President F. L. Kinsman, 1st V. P. and Gen'l. Mgr. M. H. Turner, Sec'y.-Treas. T. J. Smull, Consulting Engineer A. C. 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Charlie Streets bending his back. L. G. Judkins without something to say. Miss Gratz, swimming the English Channel. Walter Battles, National Golf Champion. One Sunday after Sunday school Harvey and Lenore were coming through a field when a bull spied Harvey's red tie and gave chase. "Oh! Harvey," said Lenore, "let's pray." "Well, er, no," replied Harvey, "Let's pray while we run." "Am I made of dust?" asked Schyler. Mr. Crawford-"No, or one little boy I know of would soon dry up." Warren to Mrs. Findley-"Does Mr. Findley do much work around the house?" Mrs. Findley-"Oh yes, he keeps the eight day clock wound." "I'll show Mr. McElwain," said one of his hens as she kicked a porcelain nest egg out of the nest, "He can't make a bricklayer of me." "DOLING'S ALWAYS" FOR UP TO DATE FOUNTAIN SERVICE and QUALITY CONFECTIONS TAILORING, CLEANI J. o. TYSON NG PRESSING AN , , D REPAIRING, HIGH GRADE SHOES First Door North of Postoffice GOOD TO SEE THROUGH GOOD TO LOOK AT OUR MADE TO MEASURE GLASSES J eweler HAYDEN Optometrist FINANCIAL STATEMENT Assets Rec'd. from Annual Sales ................ .... A,,,,,, 3 3 3,71 Rec'd. from Advertising ,............... ,,,,, 7 77,62 Rec'd. from Clubs .............................. , 1,01 Rec'd. from Athletic Association ....., ,... 2 13,99 Rec'd. from Senior Play ...i..,............ ,.,,,, 3 ,86913 Total ....... .......................... ........ 3 4,895.46 Liabilities Printing and Engraving ...................................... ...,.,, SB 4,321.89 Salaries of Editor and Business Manager ...... .... 5 73.00 Total .. Surplus ......... 4894 89 Total ...,.. 394,895.46 ORA DERRINGER BARBERSHOP 205 N. Main Street Ladies' and Gentlemen's Hair-Cutting WHEN IN NEED OF General Hardware, Implements, Gas or Coal Ranges, Elec- tric Washers Furnace H ' Remington Portable T , s, eatlng Stoves, Etc., See CRETORS ac TIETJE ypewriters fraternity, Gollege and Glass Sewelry COMMENCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INVITATIONS Qs ., ,QV L55 Aw Q JEWELER TO THE JUNIOR CLASS and STATIONER TO THE SENIOR CLASS of ADA HIGH SCHOOL EL. QE. Balfour Go. MANUFACTURING JEWELERS AND STATIONERS ATTLEBORO, MASS. ASK ANY COLLEGE GREEK r 4 v .r PHS Q N 11fC , XAVMW f ' n X, XJ!! K If A 5 1? h ? Q L -w 5 1 w 51 i, E a 3 5 3 E Q s X 5 S F 5' r 5 yt s 2 Q 2 E A f I R S i 5 E I 1 2 2 5 2 P5 s 5 E 5 E 2 2 af l -4 ,, Q. n. n FI 414 .f


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