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■ADA HERALD PRESSIforfuiori
IT IS OUR DESIRE to express the fullest appreciation to the members of Ada Hitfh School and to the citizens of this community who have
contributed to the success of this, the
Seventh Volume of “The Purple and —
We wish especially to extend our
thanks to Principal O. R. Findley,
who has so admirably sponsored this I I
work. Also the Senior Class for its invaluable support.
It has been our aim to make this the best edition of “The Purple and Gold” published by the Senior Class.
The determined success of our labors we will leave to the readers of this book.
Cbis tbc seventh volume of tbc
“ purple ant Golt ”
is bebicatcb by tbc Senior Class of 102S to
Principal ©. 1R. jftnbles
wbo, through bis untiring efforts aub ability? as a leabcr bas bone much towarb tbc cause of B. iH. S. anb more especially tbc Senior Class whose sponsor be bas been for tbc past two yearsTo Ada High
You’re not so much to look at,
Dear Old Ada High.
But you mean a lot to us,
And to serve you we do try.
We honor you and praise you,
We’ll stick until the end,
And when we pass without your doors Into higher paths we will ascend.
In every game between the schools,
Our players always fight.
They fight to win for Ada High,
And they always fight for the right.
Each student tries to back them
With a yell and a cheer for thee,
And when we’ve left you, dear Ada High,
How we have loved you, then you can see.
Then let us take off our hats to thee, While our colors float in the sky.
Now stand erect, yes one and all Three cheers for Ada High!
Ruth M. Ingledue, ’28.To Ada High
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 halls, We love thee best of all.
For Ada High, our own school,
We’ll always fight to win;
We do our best to beat them Where’er we enter in;
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.Traditions
Man came from some place back in the past but we have little to tell of his past existence or ancient history today. From carvings on stones and what few weapons he left we know some of his past. Somewhere back in the dark past the citizens of a peaceful village deemed it proper to erect a school building. We know little of the early inhabitants of this building, for it is so far back that we can hardly comprehend the length of time from then till now. From the carvings on these ancient desks we are now able to trace many traditions.
The first things noticeable are scores of past athletic contests. Those are traditions. Go to the office and notice the various cups won by Ada High teams. There in the center stands the Miami Valley Football Championship Cup, won by a team that averaged not over one hundred and forty-five pounds per man. A light but hard-fighting team. The size of opponents made no difference, for they even beat Stivers of Dayton, supposed to be the all-state Class A team. There are many basketball cups won by both boys and girls. Our teams have always been light but fighting Our basketball team of 1923 was defeated by the Class A, state championship team of Lorain, by one point. The basketball team of 1928 has not dropped below the standard and defeated Kenton on their own floor, something that has not been accomplished for quite a few years. In fullest appreciation of the spirit, fight and power of our athletic teams, we adopted the bull dog as the symbol and mascot of the high school. The bull dog symbolizes the reason for our well-filled trophy case.
One spring in some year B. C. when all students of the aforesaid institution of learning had shed their winter apparel and were feeling in a rather jovial mood a day was set aside for general jollification. Under the label of “Bum’s Day ” this has become an annual event. The jolly but somewhat subdued Sophomores, the’ rising Juniors and even the dignified Seniors, cast aside all titles and all having dressed in “glad rags’’ join in a day of real sport, much to the annoyance of the Freshmen who by an unwritten clause of the constitution or by custom (I never did get those terms straight) are not permitted to join the fun.
“In the spring a young man’s fancy,” well it’s just human nature. When the robins are back, the prehistoric flies are sunning themselves about the old building and the air is warming up without the fruitless effort of the janitor, to err is human The call of nature is too strong and a group of merry students will throw classes to the wind and go swimming in “Grass Run.” Then comes the reckoning, evidently the office force is not divine, for they refuse to forgive and a dejected file of young men parade about the hall with blue slips (three per cent off all grades) “sic vita.”
In order to give those possessed with dramatic intelligence, an opportunity to display their powers, the Interclass Contest was introduced into the high school and that is where classism shows itself in the fullest degree. It is one time you can razz another class without getting mobbed. Along with this some member of the faculty (probably single) proposed an Interclass banquet. This was heartily approved by the young sheiks of the school and so it was.
Of all traditions there is one that exists still and will continue to do so indefinitely. That is the spirit of loyalty to our High School. Our school days are our best days of youth, and as we go on we will appreciate more and more what our high school days have meant to us. As long as this spirit exists the success of the high school is assured. It is the moral of the school, let’s keep up the fight.
RUSSKLL LONG, ’28.
Sleesman, Mooro, Stambaugh, Judkins, Berger, Shadley
Board of Education
It is a truism that no stream can rise higher than its source. And it is equally true that no school system will elevate its scholastic standards above the educational appreciation of its board of education. A prosperous, up-to-date school always has behind it a progressive board of education. The advance steps taken by the Ada schools the past few years reflect credit upon the forward look, breadth of vision and keen insight of those who determine the policies and sponsor the ideals of our local schools.
The past few years have witnessed a forward march of our educational accomplishments. Many new departments have been added to the organization, new courses have been offered and modern methods and policies of administration have been inaugurated. As a result of this persistent principle of “better schools,” we have an enriched curriculum, an outstanding high school faculty, a high character of student-ship, and a future prospect beyond the hope of the most optimistic five years ago.
The Board of Education, whose likeness appears above was elected last November, pledged to a progressive and constructive program. A bond issue of $210,000 for the purpose of erecting a new junior-senior high school building was also voted favorably at the November election. It, therefore, becomes the responsibility of the board in the next few months to carry to completion the building project. We have faith that these five public-spirited citizens who compose the Board of Education will bring to a successful conclusion the work already well begun.
The members of the Senior Class of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight regret that they could not have had the advantage of a larger and greater Ada High that is sure to come with the new building, but we extend our gratitude to the superintendent, the teachers and the community for benefits received. We throw the torch to the underclassmen and may they hold it high, profiting from the wider program and improved conditions of future promise.2
SUPERINTENDENT C. C. CRAWFORDPRINCIPAL O. R. F1NDLKY
 . L. THEISEN
University of Louisville Wittenberg: College Athletic Director Instructor in Algebra, Geometry. Biology Sponsor of Sportsmanship Club
Here's “Dig Bill” or "W. Dee” Indeed a fine treat for the eye to see.
He coaches our football and basketball teams.
Which make fine scores, so it seems.
He's made our teams just what they are.
Deserves the credit for raising them to par.
ERA I. BARNES
Ohio Northern. A. B.
Instructor in French, Algebra
Student-Faculty Council Sponsor of French Club
Here we have a little maiden Her heart, always is joy laden.
She teaches French and demands our attention Of her mathematical ability we must make mention.
She never gives up till her work Is done.
And has a word of gladness for everyone.
Ohio Northern. A. B. Diploma in Expression Instructor in English, Public Speaking Student-Faculty Council Sponsor of Forum Club Director of Senior Class Play
With charming eyes and pretty hair.
Who has seen a lady so fair? Her speaking is an accomplished art.
She gives us good grades if we do our part.
She teaches Sociology and English, too. is well liked by all, not just a few.
CHARLOTTE L. BOSSKRT
Washingtonville. Ohio Mount Union College Instructor in History Student-Faculty 'Council
When we look into such dreamy eyes
Our thoughts flit swiftly through the skies.
The clouds all break and float away.
Then all is happiness throughout the day.
Her manner and character combine in one
We know that she is full of fun.
I). W. COI)l l G
Ohio Northern, A. B. Westminster High School Prin. '2 J Instructor in History, Civics. Science Faculty Manager Athletics Sponsor of Current History Club
He’s all for business in the class room.
Jf we’re not good we meet our doom.
A long face, as he says, is out of his reach.
But quite often In class we get a speech.
Back of this all his traits are good.
We get a square deal if we do as we should.
Mt. Gilead. Ohio Denison University. Ph.B. Columbia University Instructor in Lisbon High School Instructor in Batin Faculty Librarian
A Latin shark, she most certainly is And never gives an easy quiz. But we don’t mind such things so small.
For she has a friendly attitude toward all.
Two cents for a book every once in a while In her bank it is deposited with a smile.
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lien ton Ridge, Ohio Ohio Northern. A. I University of Michigan Instructor in Centerburg High School Instructor in English Sponsor of English Club
For her we hold a spot in each heart.
And all are sorry that we must part.
She likes us and we like her.
She teaches the Seniors liter-atu re.
Beyond comparison is her
knowledge of English
And what we start we must always finish.
KI GAI I EI.WAIN
Ada, Ohio Ohio Northern Ohio State
Instructor at Perrysburg, Hake Township. Wood County. Vaughnsville, O. Smith-Hughes Instructor Sponsor of Travel Club
From Sears. Roebuck he orders his speech.
When Montgomery. Ward is not within reach.
He's kind, he's jolly, and he's
He's an all 'round good fellow in every way.
He has talent along the agricultural line And his workmanship is very fine.
N IOIJ0TTA THOMPSON
Rluffton. Ohio 1’.luffton College. A. li.
Ohio State, Summer '27 Carnegie Tech, Summer '2-1 Whitehouse High School Instructor in English. Home Economics
So tiny, so pretty, and very graceful.
Her eyes glimmer brightl and are never dull.
She’s a wonderful cook as weal I know.
In cafeteria the eats are always just so.
We learned to like her from the start
And like her still, though we must part.
E. 1. ROUTSON
State School for Blind Director of Orchestra and Band
He's been our janitor for several years.
Just speak to him and a smile appears.
Before the crowds he stands Just So.
And swings the baton to and fro.
With musical rhythm his orchestra plays.
He’s been patient with them many days.
ALEEN K. MO WEN
Idma, Ohio Cornell University University of New York Music Instructor Ada High School
Her voice trills out like the birds of spring
And floats through the air with ever a ring.
The sound is carried far and wide
O'er hills and dales it doth glide.
She leads the Glee Club with always a care
Is happy and good natured when met anywhere.
ScniorSTo the Faculty
“Time hastens by on his steed so bold;
Our parting is near, so we are told.
He rides so stately and swift, too,
And leaves only pleasant memories of you.
Memories of hours spent in play and work,
When often our duties we would shirk.
You’ve labored and given us ceaseless aid,
And to you, now, our respect is paid.
You’ve led us thus far to the successful road,
And you’ve helped us to bear our heavy load.
Time loiters not a second to explain to all The tasks you’ve done both great and small.
For we realize what friends you’ve been,
In lessening our difficulties whene’er they entered in.
Dear Faculty, perhaps you’ve often thought The things you did we appreciated not.
But though we were trying and misbehaved at times,
Chewing gum, throwing paper, passing notes were our crimes. We’ve loved you all through each high school day,
And we appreciate your kindness in every way.
Now on his steed, Time has flitted by,
But our memories of you will never die.’
RUTH INGLEDUE, ’28.
Perhaps the sentiment is prevalent among the high school students that our faculty is an invincible force that are just there merely for the sake of keeping us busy and have no personal concern whatsoever. We’re sure if one could but read the inner most thoughts toward us at such times we should discover quite a different condition. Instead, the fact that they are our instructors does not alter the fact that they are one among us. As time wears on they become a part of our lives and extend their sympathies in our troubles which they share. With this in mind we should be considerate of differences, if it were not for these, wouldn’t this certainly be an ideal place of satisfaction and contentment for all?
What bunch of high school students could claim a more illustrious faculty than that of which Ada High School can boast? With Mr. Crawford and Mr. Findley as pilots everything is kept in perfect running order. Such able co-workers as Miss Crawford, Miss Barnes, Miss Bossert, Miss Doty, Miss Zeigler, Miss Thompson and Mrs. Mowen on the lady staff and Mr. Theisen, Mr. Codding and Mr. McElwain insure success of our institution on every hand.
It is our desire that following classes in Ada High School may be so fortunate as to have a set of instructors that will compare with these under whom we shall graduate.
“I’ll say the Seniors are lucky” in having as their president this year, Frankie Smith, our Editor-in-Chief of “The Purple and Gold.” Frankie is our most popular Senior and has a personality that none can forget.
“Small but mighty,” that’s “Splint,” our Vice President. He, too, is liked by all, and is a ready and willing worker.
“Pay Up,” this we hear from “Socky” on the first of every month, and believe me she gets the dues, too. The Seniors are all grateful to her for the work she has done.
FRAN K1K SMITH
Ada Grammar School Kditor-in-Ctatef of “Purple and Gold”
Class Vice President 25, ’2 Class President 28 Pep Club ’26. ’28 Varsity Basketball 27 Inter-class '25, 27 Chorus ’25 Senior Class Play National Honor Society Valedictorian (tie)
Frankie is studious, her personality is a charm Her winning smile never did any harm.
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Ada Grammar School Snapshot Editor “Purple and Gold-
Senior Secretary-Treasurer Latin Club 26, Secretary Pep Club ’27. ’28 Librarian '26. ’26 Chorus '25 Senior Class Play
Her thoughts peer out of her big brown eyes.
She's studious, witty and very w i se.
JA 1 FS FFRR l.l,
Ada Grammar School Sport Editor of “Purple and Gold-
Treasurer of Junior Class Vice President Senior Class Science Club ’28 History Club '27 Sportsmanship Club '28 Basketball Manager '28 Athletic Board '28
Here is Ferrall with muscle and brawn.
At the football field it’s good to look on.
FI ICE 1.0 WM N
Ada Grammar School Class Viet President '26 Pep Club '27. 28 Basketball '27. '28
Another wizard in basketball Eunice is a friend to one and all.
Cl.l HE VI COFF
Ada Grammar School Art Editor of “Purple and Gold"
HI-V Club '27. '28. Sec y. '2S Forum Club '28. '28 Vice Pres. '27. Pres. 28 Class Editor of Annual '28. '27
Inter-class Sign 25, '28 Chorus '25
Handsome, original and jolly. To be his friend is not folly.
Ada Grammar School Business Manager of “Purple and Gold"
Hi-Y Club '27. '28 Sportsmanship Club '27. '28. Vice Pres. '28 Football ’27. '28 Inter-class '27 Athletic Board '28. Pres. '28 Student-Faculty Council 27 St. John’s Military Academy ’24. '25 Senior Class Play National Honor Society
What Bob doesn’t know isn't worth knowing.
But what he does know is well worth showing.
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Ada Grammar School Organization Editor of "Purple and Gold"
Latin Club '26, Pres.
Pep Club 27. 28. Pres. ’28 Chorus ’25 Senior Class Play National Honor Society
A personality that will never fall.
Her goodness requires respect from all.
I IGI1T II I LUNI N'S
Ada Grammar School Science Club 26 Current History Club ’27, ’28, Pres. 28
After Douglas, Dwight comes first.
For jokes and pranks he seems to thirst.
( MINA mt sir:
Kenton Grammar School Joke Editor of "Purple and Gold"
Hi-Y Club ’27. ’28 Forum Club 26 Sportsmanship Club ’27. 28
Cheerleader 24-’28 Chorus ’24-’28 Senior Class Play
Here's our cheerleader, little but mighty.
He can make us yell and is very sprightly.
NIILDItKI) S PEE It
Mustard School Current History French Club '27, Chorus '24- 28 Orchestra '24-’28
Club ’26 '28
Another violinist we have In the class And her vocal attainment will more than pass.
Ada Grammar School Calendar Editor of "Purple and Gold"
(’lass Pres. '26 Latin Club 26 Pep Club 27. 28 Chorus ’2f
National Honor Societ Valedictorian (tie)
Quite accomplished than one art.
In high school activities does her part.
Ada Grammar School Assistant Editor i,f "Purple and Gold"
(’lass Pres. ’25 Hi-Y 26-'28. Pres. '28 Sportsmanship Club ’‘ui-’2S, Sec’y.-Treas. '28 Inter-class Orator ’2.r». '26 Interclass Debate 27. '28 Orchestra 24-’2S Student-Faculty Council ’26, '28
Lincoln Essay Winner ’26 Senior Class Orator National Honor Society Here is Rug and he knows his stuff.
Just refer to his grades and you'll find it’s no bluff.
K A IIIOSSEn
Ada Grammar School English Club '26 Pep Club 27. 28 Vice Pres. '28 Chorus 25
Of all the good sports Eva is one.
And a jollier girl, we could find none.
MoitoTin ro kn i i iti-:
Ada Grammar School Class Pres. '27 Sportsmanship Club ’26-'28 Pres. '28 Football '27. '28 Basketball "27, '28. Capt. ’28 Athletic Board '28 Student-Faculty Council '28
To John, our basketball captain this year We all should give a ready cheer.
Ada Grammar School Class Sec'y.-Treas. '26 Current Events Club 26. Pres.
Current History Club "27 Sportsmanship Club 28 Football Manager 28 Athletic Board '28 Interclass Sign '24-'28
Pi is one who loves them all No matter whether they're short or tall.
Ada Grammar School
Batin Club '26
Pep Club '27. '28. Treas.
Senior ('lass Play
Curly locks, curly locks, wilt thou be mine?
Povey's a good sport and is always on time.
Ada Grammar School Pep Club 26-’28, Sec'y. '27 Basketball '26-'28. ('apt. ‘28 Athletic Board 28 Chorus ’27. '28
A curly-headed maiden, full of fun and cheer.
She's a star in basketball, also
Ada Grammar School Art Club 26 French Club '27. '28 Interclass Sign '24-’28
Of all the clothes you ever did see.
He's friendly to all and quite handsome is he.M AHt.lKIUTK TRKMAIN
Ada Grammar School Katin Club ’26. Vice Pres. Pep Club ‘27. 28 Chorus 25. ’20 Senior Class Play
A pretty lassie, so refined And in her studies she’s never behind.
VIt A ES ' . I K AFOOSE
Box well Graduate Art Club ’20 French Club ’27. 28
Kind-hearted and every one’s friend.
Her knowledge of hooks has no end.
V l.l. A '10 CKOl SK
Scott’s Crossing: Grammar
Current Events Club ’2U Art Club ’27 Forum Club '28 Chorus ’26
He drives a Ford each day to school.
The grirls all ride and he’s nobody’s fool.
MAIHiE FA It I.
Ada Grammar School English Club ’20 French Club ’27. ’28 Basketball ’27 Orchestra ’24-’28 librarian ’27. ’28 Chorus 26
RALPH KHAN Fin
Ada Grammar School English Club ’2H French Club ’27, '28 Senior Class Play
He is happy with a keen sense of humor,
Devotion to his books seems to be the rumor.
OTIIO MOOIt E
Hostler School Science Club 20 Art Club ’28 Forum Club ’27
A country lad with a farmer’s thought He likes his work in the farm shop.
Madge is pretty, graceful and courteous.
In high school work she does not desert us.
M AI) I.INH T A YI.OK
Owlsburg School Art Club 26. Pres.
French Club 27. ’28. Pres. •28
Orchestra '27. 28 Chorus ’26-’28 Accompanist 28 National Honor Society
Her musical ability is such That she holds our attention very much.
GRACH ANNA WOOD
Ada Grammar School Current Event Club 2f» Eatin Club '27. Sec’y.-Treas. 27
English Club ’28 Chorus 25, ‘26
If ever a girl nicer could be. Bring her on for us to see.
1)01 Cl.AS Ill'll MON
Ada Grammar School English Club '26 Forum Club ’27 Art Club ’28
For circus maneuvers and mon k ey -shines He’s well developed along those lines.
Ada Grammar School Eat in Club ’26
French Club 27, 28. Treas.
’27. Vice Pres. ’28 Athletic Board 28, Sec’y.-Treas.
In this great world she’s won her place.
We can’t describe her in such little space.
IIOW Altl) FA HI.
Ada Grammar School Science Club ’26. ’27 French Club ’28
This Titian-haired lad hasn’t much to say.
But he’s prompt at school every day.
II A HOI.I) REAMS
Rhinehart school Current History Club ’26-’2N
A quiet chap with manners not a few.
Hi takes an interest in whatever we do.FLORA MfCVKDY
Ada Grammar School Gatin Club '26 Pop Club 27. 28 Orchestra ’24-’28 Chorus 2f
lake Zimbalist her violin she played.
By her dramatic ability we aie dismayed.
1.1 101.1. A IIII.TV
Reed’s Corner Grammar School Gatin Club ’26, 27 Pep Club ’28 Librarian ’25, ’28 National Honor Society
A Kiri with a knowledge of each of her books.
We all admit she displays good looks.
Ml 1.1.ICR WARD
DeGraff Grammar School Forum Club ’27 Sportsmanship Club ’28 Football ’28 Senior Class Play
Oh! you shiek, you’re the ladies' man.
If anyone can win girls, you surely can.
RI.I .ARKTII Kl.lVGI.F.K
Ada Grammar School English Club ’2G-’28. Pres. ’28
One of the jolliest around this bu rg.
She seems quite interested in a boy named "Perg.”
Ada Grammar School Sportsmanship Club ’26-’28 Football ’2fi-'28
Sandy’s at home on the football field And his art of playing is not concealed.
Ada Grammar School English Club 2fi-’27 Spotsmanship Club 28
A happy, handsome frivolous k night.
Put any way Dick’s all right.
[22 jRUTH INGLBDUE
Woodlawn Crammar School Current Event Club 26 Travel Club ’27 English Club ’28 Annual Poetry 28 Chorus ’28
Her poet gift, and virtue of fun.
Reveal her happy character to everyone.
II A ItOLI) HARE
Owlsburg Grammar School l atin Club 26 French Club '27, '28
Harold knows a girl named Imogene,
Wherever one is. both can be seen.
Wood’s Grammar School English Club '26 French Club '27. '28
He loves his teachers and liis books.
He’s very good when teacher looks.
WALTER III l LEY
Ada Grammar School French Club '26 Travel Club '27
Ada Grammar School Current History Club '26 Latin Club '27. '28
By honest effort she’s made her way And now what more do we need to say?
M A X IXE FLETCHER
Findlay Grammar School Latin '25. '26 French Club '27. '2S
She can’t take study as serious as some.
She's all for a good time and plenty of fun.
31 AM MORRISON
Ada Grammar School Art Club '26 English Club '27 French Club 28
Another big: joke we find in this boy.
When a prank he can play, his heart leaps for joy.
Ada Grammar School Current History Club 26 Travel Club ’27. 28, Treas. '27
Interclass Sign '27. '28 Hi-Y Club 27. '28
He says very little and is rather shy.
But back of this his thoughts are sly.
Ada Grammar School Forum Club 26-’28 Freshman Editor of Annual High School Reporter '28
In life and works he does excell.
A teacher he’ll be—you never can tell.
O. It. FIM)|,EV
Ada Grammar School Current Events Club 26 Travel Club 27 Seience Club '28 Hi-Y Club '27-’28 Orchestra '24-'28
Always willing to do what we ask.
Nothing seems too hard a task.
Ada Grammar School l atin Club '26 French Club '27. '28 French Club '27. '28, Sec'y.-Treas. '28 Interclass Debate '27
A studious girl again we’ve found.
Her thoughts are always facts so sound.
Senior Class Sponsor
We've liked him so well up to this date.
So to him. this annual, we dedicate.
He knows science like none of us do.
He also knows some good jokes too.
We’ve found that we can oe-pend upon him
No matter what we enter in.
The Jewels of a Senior Crown
What do we mean by a beautiful jewel?
A ruby, an agate, a diamond, or a pearl ? Crowning the proud head of a queen or a king Who makes the laws and rules o’er the world ?
The fourth, and last, is a beautiful jewel, The Jewel of Excelling Love,
A love of teachers and all about us Who were equally created by the Father above.
A ruby as red as a glass of wine;
An agate as green as the grass we see grow; A diamond as clear as a crystal fine;
A pearl as white as a flake of snow .
These are the jewels so costly and rare That adorn a king of renown,
These are the jewels we see everywhere— But not the Jewels of a Senior’s Crown.
No! the Jewels of a Senior’s crown Mean far more than a wonderful stone, Stones cut from the earth far below Stones which are made by Nature alone.
The Jewels of a Senior’s Crown are priceless, Can neither be bought nor sold.
The Jewels that will still be of value Matters not whether new or old.
The first, is the Jewel of Knowledge,
Gained by ceaseless effort and teacher’s aid By which far beyond doubt,
Many a great man has been made.
The second is the Jewel of Happiness, Obtained by holding a good spirit.
A winning smile will cheer anyone,
A gain is made by those who wear it.
These are the Jewels of a Senior’s Crown,
Four most precious gems.
Knowledge, Happiness, Personality, Love;
All good, no evil, which the world condemns.
If we’ve done our best, as most of us have; Been loyal to teachers and friends as well;
If we’ve spent our time in work—not play, We’ve climbed the ladder and few of us fell.
If we’ve held in our charms, the four precious jewels,
The Jewels we prize so dearly,
If we’ve held them fast in darkness or light We’ve gained our world and gained it clearly.
As we walk the paths of our future life,
Our Jewels will shine out like a gleaming star. We’ll need no torch to light the way,
Whether we wander near or far.
As we look in the distance, a figure approaches A prince with diamonds and a brightly jeweled gown,
Beautiful, ah yes! but we are much happier With the Jewels of a Senior’s Crown.
The third is the Jewel most precious of all. The greatest Jewel of Personality.
Those who possess it will profit
RUTH INGLEDUE, Senior ’28Senior Class History
In the early part of September of the year nineteen hundred twenty-four, there started in at Ada High School the most illustrious class it has ever known. This was our own famous class of 28, which is well along; on the last lap of its high school career.
With seventy members we early elected Russell Long, President; Frankie Smith, Vice President; and Marguerite Tremain, Secretary-Treasurer. In the athletic program of this year our candidates achieved no especial success, but, however, they prepared themselves for future fame. Interclass came around. We were ably represented in this contest by Russell Long, orator, Frankie Smith, short story writer, and Elizabeth Klingler, reader. We didn’t win but we made a fine showing, especially at the banquet the following evening. The last of May, finally, and vacation. We left school never to return again—as Freshmen.
Sophomores! and with a decrease in our number until we were fifty-five in all. Clona Brame was elected president, Eunice Lowman, Vice President, and Allan High, Secretary-Treasurer. We won much more distinction in the field of athletics this year. Luther Fisher and Sanford Wright received A’s for their services as members of the team. Betty Conner received the first “A” among our girls for her ability at handling the basketball. In Interclass Dorothy Povenmire took the laurel for the reading.
In September of ’26 we came back to Ada High as Juniors. It was then that Bob Cole and Miller Ward joined our ranks. We organized with John Allen as President; Frankie Smith, Vice President; and James Ferrall, Secretary-Treasurer. In athletics this year our athletes distinguished themselves, a fact which is proved by another fact, namely, that all the captains for the succeeding year were chosen from the athletes of the Junior class. John Allen, captain of the boys’ basketball team; Luther Fisher, captain of the boys’ football team; and Betty Conner, captain of the girls’ basketball team. Numerous members of the team sported “A’s” also. In Inter-class contest we were represented in the debate by Russell Long, Robert Cole and Kathryn Welty, and in the short story contest by Frankie Smith. Frankie won the short story, but the Seniors won the debate. The Junior-Senior banquet was an important feature of the spring. We banqueted the Seniors royally, although it made our financial standing not so royal.
Last September we came back to A. H. S. for our last year of high school life. We could scarcely realize that we were Seniors and that only one-fourth of our high school education remained before us. As President we elected Frankie Smith; as Vice President, James Ferrall; and as Secretary-Treasurer, Alice Gesaman. The football season is over in which our representatives played an important part, and the basketball season is well on its way.
Farther into the history of this great and illustrious class, this history dare not probe, because it is a history and not a prophecy. However, I would venture the hope that the remaining history may be as illustrious as the past has been.
LUELLA HILTY, ’28.
Senior Class Grumble
Aw, why does this have to be written anyway? What do we have to go to school for and get the lessons for the teachers? It’s a crime to have to go to that old building in the winter and sit there all day in those narrow miserable seats, chilling and killing our intellects. Just think we have to spend three-fourths of every year just going to school to be boxed and kicked and cuffed around.
The teachers must have to sit up nights thinking of ways to make assignments larger and more research work with which to pester us. Whenever a breeze is stirring the windows rattle and bang so loudly that the sound waves vibrate and clash together so teriffically and with such force that by the flashes they make it is not necessary to turn the lights on, on dark days.
The torrid heat of nigger heaven, or more familiarly known as the balcony, is beyond all human comprehension. The abominable hole has no fire escape but as far as we are concerned the building could burn down on the night of Interclass contest and no change of temperature would be noticed. When the windows of the assembly are closed they stand ajar wide enough that a wagon could be driven in.
The dampness that characterizes the walls of the laboratory is beyond all stretch of imagination and it is just like a dirty window, you couldn’t see through it, so I will not explain further. One thing I have forgotten to mention is the jolly good times we have during Physics Laboratory, while Codding’s general science class is expostulating of their mental fatigue in so laborious a manner.
What a deuce of a day to be writing such an article. A feller don’t know from one minute to the next whether there will be a cyclone, a tornado, or a hurricane, that might toss you through a window and place you astride a barbed wire fence. This rotten high school that I am about to be kicked out of is the best of all the wise cracks this side of nowhere. That idiotic student body can’t cooperate any more than a crowd of mules.
I am certainly glad to say one thing for that shack in the north end of town, and that is that the history of the school is written on the desks and walls in various manners. Often when I am in the “house of torment” and bring my optics to gaze upon these master carvings I am reminded of this sentiment:
“Lives of Alumni oft remind us That we can make our name sublime,
And departing leave behind us Carved on the desk of ancient times.”
These green, rollicking, foolish Freshmen, who are so full of so much misdirected energy have ruined the whole morale of the school. They insist on keeping up a continuous chatter that develops into a mumbling and thence to a mighty rumbling while out of their loud speaker their ignorance flows freely.
The Sophomores are just the Freshmen advanced. To hear their line of hot air one would think they owned the high school. The Juniors know they are upper class-men and even go so far as to admit it. They are a silly bunch of wise-crackers. They go blustering around so you almost think they are some one.
We next come to the Seniors. Although last, they are not least in their egotism. They imagine because they have been exposed to knowledge from four to six years that some of it has soaked through their thick crusts of indifference.
Somebody is always yipping about his pep. That High School hasn’t enough pep to get out of a fire. That gang is as slow as the seven-year itch.
O well! such is life in a small town anyway! I’m disheartened and disgusted with all forms of order and organization. In the first place I don’t see the advantage of
school. Lincoln didn't go to school and yet he proved himself a great man. so why couldn’t we be given the same chance?
Now I hope you will take the right meaning of all this which 1 have said, for it is meant in all sincerity. It is my desire that all future grumblers will seek to bring about reform in our downtrodden institution.
“The evil men do lives after them,
But the good is oft interred with their bones.”
MOSTON WOOD, ’28.
Now we are about to go out into the cold, cold world. For four years we have striven to do our best for Ada High School, but now all is finished. We can only try to enhance Ada High’s fame by boosting her as we go. Our labors are to be taken over by others, with full realization of its importance, we declare this to be our last will and testimony.
To the faculty we bequeath our sincerest appreciation for all they have done for us, those who have assisted us so cheerfully these past four years not only as instructors, but as friends and advisers.
, ,To the Juniors we bequeath all our dignity as Seniors and all that goes with it, the home room, even unto the chewing gum and names on the desks, and as follows-
1. To Miller Brown we will John Allen’s ability to hit the line.
2. To Johnny States we bequeath Bob Cole's business ability.
3. To Tom McGuffey we leave the greatest portion of Malcolm Morrison’s dumbness.
4. For the Great and Mighty Hindall we leave Howard Battel’s smiles and giggles
5. Raymond Cummins’ cheer-leading ability we will to George Allen, with the hope that he will be as successful as Ray.
6. To Dona Klinger we bequeath the basketball ability of Betty Conner.
7. To “Perg” we leave his beloved Betty.
8. Handsome Main’s ability as a bench warmer we bequeath to Lester Evans.
To our sister class, the Sophomores, we bequeath:
, sending colors, “Blue and Gold,” which we hope they will protect and love
henceforth and forever.
2. Clona Brame’s additions to recitations to Rowena Smila.
t 1®se beloved ones we also bequeath our supernatural ability with books that they may in turn render themselves objects of awe and amazement.
To the baby class of this high school we will our reverence for the “Old School” along with the good behavior displayed while within its walls. In addition to the above we leave the following:
„ th,.,?aroW Bame's ability to w«te love letters will be willed to our little friend, Paul Kiblinger.
2. To Cleo Tarr we bequeath Eunice Lowman’s art of applying the rouge.
3. To Charles Allen we leave John’s art of handling himself on the basketball floor.
MILLER WARD, ’28.-AWD COIt)
Senior Class Prophecy
The book I had been reading lay unopened in my lap, my hand toyed unknowingly with the dials of the radio. The murmur of a voice, then I became conscious of what that voice was saying.
“Send in your request for the world’s greatest and most famous prophet or foreteller of all future events. What does life hold for you? Riches, marriage, happiness, sorrow' ? Why not have the questions answered by Madam Goofer, who will broadcast from this station tonight?”
What fun 1 thought. Why not have this mystic goddess tell me all about my old classmates ? The idea conceived, I sent a telegram to this station, one I had never heard of before.
Minutes seemed hours, especially to one as excited as I was, but finally the familiar voice welcomed me again, announcing Madam Goofer prophesying the class of '28.
A voice rich and deep rang in my ears and already a mysterious air seemed to envelop me.
A town, no a village, Ada, and on a sign before a huge building, “Allen’s Barber Shop. ’ Yes, John Allen following his father’s profession is busily giving a hair cut to Charles Streets, a very prominent dealer of men’s clothing. Voices. A beauty parlor is in the rear, very pretty and neat, due to the excellent management of Eva Hesser. Miller Ward is in the chair, poor boy, his face being lifted so he can play the double for Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
A fine looking man, Lewis Berger, editor of the Ada Herald, after a hard day’s work goes into a quaint little tea room, “The Orange and Black”, where Dorris Ellis, the cashier, Madge Earl and her partner, Grace Wood, all rush forward to wait on him. Lucky man!
Such confusion. Oh, it is the morning after the Ada High Bull Dogs beat the Kenton Wildcats. The teacher, Luella Hilty, is scolding her Current Historv class. Ah, she forgets her crossness when a pupil gives an editorial stating that Robert Cole, a famous scientist, has made some very valuable discoveries in the world of Physics.
Maxine Fletcher, as snappy as ever, is gym instructor, trying to make a bunch of girls toe the mark. Kathryn Welty and Alice Gesaman are among the sufferers.
No other than— Oh, Frankie Smith acquired a sudden love for Springfield in her Senior year and last year settled down to marriage there, happy and contented.
Soon after the passage of school days, Marguerite Tremain and Miller Ward formed a troupe and did fancy ice skating stunts at Welcome Park.
A big steamer is pulling out of New York harbor, our ambassador to France, James Ferrall, is on board.
“I attribute my success to my early training at Ada High School,” he said in his last address.
A large court room. On the judge’s bench sits Ray Cummins. Summoning the court to order, Officer Morrison brings forth the first case, it is no other than Dick Main, fined for speeding. But Dick couldn’t help it. The play “Four Minutes” was waiting for its leading man. In the adjoining room Juanita Hesser, judge of the juvenile court, is handing out sentences, always very lenient with little boys. Wallace Crouse has given up farming and is helping his wife study the conditions of children in the slums.
Burdened by the ponderous weight of duty, Allan High, the chief of police, laid an elaborate network to catch Betty Conner, but she slipped through his hands into his arms for life. He could not bear to see a woman in tears so he saved her from the transitory restraint of prison that she might wear the eternal bands of matrimony. They slipped to Europe to avoid legal complications and haven’t been heard of since!
’’Fighting Red,” Howard Earl, has achieved great fame in his pugilistic career.
The picture section of the Sunday newspaper is almost entirely devoted to African explorers and hunters. One picture shows Douglas Hermon, who with his partner, Dwight Baughman, and the cook, Harold Bame, are chasing wild game.
Ah! A program appears with the names of Clona Brame, Dot Povenmire and Flora McCurdy, performers for the lyceum bureau, and booked for a week in Lima. Their artistic designer is none other than Francis Zickafoose.
Oh, and so “Bug” Long has carried out his schoolday romance and has acquired a lasting love for the country, or to be more exact, a country girl. Last year he settled down to marriage with Kathryn Reese, and though he had quite a time with the “whys and wherefores” of such a life, he wears overalls and smokes a corncob pipe.
And poor Clyde, starving in the attic, striving to be an artist while his wife takes in washing to support the family.
Madaline Taylor and Mildred Speer are making a world tour to advertise certain cosmetics to which they claim they owe their beauty.
A young real estate dealer, Moston Wood, but he has become so rich that he hires as his assistants, Howard Battels and Ralph Kennedy.
Ruth Ingledue has long ago fallen aside in her ambition to become a school teacher and has become a housewife instead for some lucky O. N. U. student.
Elizabeth Klingler is in the stage circles reviving those old dances such as the Charleston, Kenton Hon, and the Black Bottom.
The “Two Black Crows” are even more popular since Harold Reams filled the place vacated by “Muck.”
Otho Moore and Forest Mertz both proposed on a girl’s ticket for life, but she did not choose to run. Poor bachelors.
Silence, I was waiting for Madam Goofer to continue but the voice that seemed to have hypnotized me was gone. In vain I tried to get the same station, but it is only lost to me and the world till perhaps the next generation.
EUNICE LOWMAN, ’28.
We now bring to a close the last act of our play. All during the play we have been applauded by the faculty and greatly encouraged by the desire to make our play better than any other ever presented in Ada High. Our cast is composed of a vastly varying group and one that is ever changeable.
The “Silly Seniors” are led by Douglas Hermon, who is the champion “court fool” of the cast. He is always cracking wise to amuse the “queens” of the faculty.
Frankie Smith and Russell Long lead the group of the Studious Seniors, also Serious. But nevertheless a joke always brings a smile to their brows wrinkled with cares.
Betty Conner, our champion basketball player leads the Sarcastic Seniors, who always have a quick reply to all thrusts aimed at them.
The Socialist group is led on the fast chase by Bob Cole and Eunice Lowman in the glorious round of auto rides, dates and parties.
The Sentimental Seniors are capably generaled by Wallace Crouse and Juanita Hesser, accompanied by Ray Cummins and Dot Povenmire, whose beauty is never appreciated.
The Sleepy Senior group is well filled under the leadership of “Sleepy” Mertz.
Dick Main, easily and quickly excited, adds just the right touch to our cast by being the Stammering Senior.
Eva C. Hesser, one of the best dressed girls of the class, leads the Stubborn group, who seem so easily and quickly insulted.
Miller Ward with his winning way with the girls, is the Shiek of the cast. All the hoys can receive hints from him on receipt of ten cents.
With such a leading cast how can we help but make a fine showing? The Grand Finale is about to commence, and won’t we receive the grand applause then, for others want to be all the show. Willingly we will give them our places. But with such a showing who can fill our places? Just who?
CLONA BRAME, ’28.
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II unior 5 -A very peppy, lively, and popular Junior has served the Junior Class exceedingly well this year in the office of President by guiding them in their school year of ’28.
Yes, “Pooder,” has always been ready and willing to act in the absence of the President and deserves credit from all.
The Juniors are proud to have as their Sec’y.-Treas. for ’28 one of our most popular Junior girls. She is liked by everyone and has performed her duty much to her credit.The Juniors
Baker, Elizabeth Baransy, Florine Baughman, Mildred Boutwell, Mildred Bowers, Margaret Conner, Josephine Dome, Dorthea
Graves, Claudine Hammitt, Louise Judkins, Lois Jean Klingler, Dona Landon, Le Irma Lowman, Helen McAlpin, Frances
Peterson, Margaret Reed, Anna Eileen Reed, Gladys Jean Stevenson, Dorothy Wolfrom, Mary Zimmerman, Madge Cheney, Alice
Allen, George Brown, Miller Deringer, Carl fistill, Clarence Evans, Lester Fisher, Charles Fisher, Luther Greenawalt, Harry
Harding, Clifton Harding, Ray Hemphill, Eugene Hindall, George Klingler, Keith McGuffey, Tom Miller, Lawrence Richards, Paul
Routson, Paul Routson, Walter Shadley, Adelbert Shanks, Royal States, John Wallick, Robert
[ 33 ]sembly which we were to share with the sophomores. We did not quite realize what was to come about and so waited eagerly for something to happen. The first few days were quite exciting but we soon learned to find our way around the building almost as well as those who had had two or three years of experience. Everyone seemed to regard us as “little green freshies.” We really organized our prestige when the Inter-class Contest came and we copped the cup. The upper classmen could no longer look upon us in the same attitude for we had proven that we were “not so dumb.” In athletics we also came up to the standard with “Cliff” Harding and Harry Greenawalt as subs on the football team and “Skeet” Conner on the girls’ basketball team.
Sophomores! The second period of our high school careers. We began this year right by giving the high school two of the snappiest little cheerleaders it has ever known. George Allen and Margaret Peterson (Pete) certainly did their best to give old A. H. S. the right spirit and if the team didn’t “do their stuff” it wasn’t due to the lack of effort on their part, for when it comes to “pep” they have it. During the football season we find Greenawalt and Harding very essential to the team and Wallick, Clum, Brown and Routson as subs. Josephine Conner is some basketball player and can she shoot baskets? Not much! Ray Harding and Harry Greenawalt have their places on the 1926-27 basketball squad. We did hate to monopolize all the honors but in order to maintain the record we had set for ourselves in our Freshman year it was necessary for us to keep the Inter-class Contest loving cup. We don’t wish to be selfish but we would like very much to have it just twice more.
Juniors! Now we begin to feel like we really are some one. The football season was not so bad and the Juniors are justly proud of the purple “A’s” the fellows in our class have rated. Miller Brown is captain-elect for 1928. The basketball season is now at its greatest point of interest. Ray Harding, Harry Greenawalt, “Johnny” States, “Cliff” Harding, Paul Routson and George Hindall are doing their “bit” to make this season a success. Josephine Conner and Helen Lowman are also into the “stride.” The Junior-Senior banquet has not been staged as yet but a huge success is anticipated. As for Inter-class Contest we are ready to put our best into it again to win. Next year we will be sophisticated Seniors and we are planning to lay aside our foolishness. Imagine Elizabeth Baker sophisticated! Well, anyway we hope we shall have done something before we graduate so that we won’t be forgotten as soon as the diplomas have been given us.
LE IRMA LANDON, ’29.Junior Boast
We are the Juniors of ’28, the finest and best. The Freshmen think we’re kind of peculiar but then you can’t blame them too much. They are young in High School life and have only known us for such a short time. By the time they become Seniors they’ll realize what a jolly bunch we Juniors were way back in ’28.
The Sophomores have learned with experience and although they are pretty “cocky” they are beginning to believe most everything we say, especially when it comes to searching the far gone cells of our cerebral cavity and bringing out such antiquated things as how to prove the Pythagorian theorem in Geometry, or helping Caesar swim across the Rubicon to cast the die.
The Seniors are about ready to quit, and of course, they have taken it upon themselves to instruct us into the “whys and wherefores” of Senior life, but why should we care about their admonitions! They think we are very inferior to their own imperial selves—hence the high-mindedness. They think we lack experience and haven’t as much education as they. From a physical standpoint they even go so far as to term us childish because on an average we are one year younger than they. In athletics they think “we play way back.”
We don’t know what the faculty think of us. We never ask them, but we’ll give
them the benefit of the doubt. After all they are good fellows. We know they see us
as a hard-working group of young people, striving to gain that prestige of being a Senior. The end of the toil of the Junior year comes like a climax in a story. After all, the Senior year is merely the conclusion. The faculty generally devote most of their time to the Juniors; the coach always expects the most and best material from the Juniors and we Juniors have not failed them, being worthy of the efforts of the faculty as well as having a good representation in both girls’ and boys’ athletics.
We ourselves know that we are earnest and hardworking and without a doubt
we carry out our standard of being jolly. To begin with we are at a moderate age—
most of us “sweet sixteen and never been kissed? ? ?” We are neither old seniors nor young and green like the Freshies. Intellectually we have no equals let alone any superiors. Now don’t take me wrong. We are not over boasting. Why should we? Just take a look at the teachers’ grade books, having first looked at us, and draw your own conclusions.
“Then here’s to the Juniors of ’28! The finest and the best.
Jolly, vigorous, jesting, yet sedate, We’ll always stand the test.
Then hail to the Juniors of ’28!
We sure do hand a line
For don’t you see we’re sure to be
The Seniors of ’29!
E. AND G. REED
What Price Fame?
The future of every individual has always been of more or less interest to himself. Each Junior has spent much time pondering on this subject. We have gathered from their conversation what each expects to attain and shall present them according to their own light in 1938.
For the benefit of the authorities, namely C. C. Crawford and O. R. Findley, who are endeavoring to compile a directory of the separate classes at that time we write thus:
G. Allen .............Cheerleader ....
M. Brown .............Agriculturalist
E. Baker .............Cowgirl ........
F. Baransy ............Novelist ......
M. Boutwell...........Matron .........
M. Bowers...............Aviatrix .....
A. Cheney .............Designer ......
J. Conner.............Coach ..........
C. Deringer ..........Warden .........
D. Dome ..............Stenographer ..
Latin Prep School, Jacksonville, Florida
............................... Ada, Ohio
........................ Denver, Colorado
.................... Saratoga. New York
.......... Old Maids’ Home, Kenton, Ohio
....................... Detroit, Michigan
............................. Akron, Ohio
Smith College, Poughkeepsie, New' York
...... State Penitentiary, Joliet, Illinois
C. Estill ...........Radio Engineer ....................... WEAF, New York City
L. Evans .............Engineer on “slow” freight ...................... Pittsburgh, Pa.
C. Fisher ............Messenger from Mars
H. Greenawalt ........Athlete ........................... Leland Stanford University
C. Graves ............President Matrimonial Agency ........... Kansas City, Kansas
R. Harding ...........Bachelors’ Club host .................................... Chicago, Illinois
C. Harding ...........Prohibition Agent ........................... Portland, Oregon
E. Hemphill .........M. D.............................................. St. Louis. Mo.
L. Hammitt............Tea Room Manager ........................... Des Moines, Iowa
G. Hindall ..........Hot Air Artist ....................... Schine’s Ohio. Lima, Ohio
D. Klingler .........Nurse ......................... Home for Aged. Indianapolis, Ind.
L. Landon ............Musician .......................... Odeon Theatre. Ada. Ohio
H. Lowman ............Beauty Specialist .......................... Detroit, Michigan
F. McAlpin ...........Wife of Agriculturalist ................................ Ada, Ohio
H. Messenger .........Associated Press Representative ........... Washington, D. C.
T. McGuffey ..........Commission Merchant of Onions .................. Philadelphia, Pa.
L. Miller ...........No Record.
M. Peterson ..........Divorcee ................................................... Reno, Nevada
G. Reed ..............Public Speaking Teacher ............................... Nashville. Tenn.
E. Reed ..............Selling Gold Bricks ..................................... U. S. A.
P. Routson ...........Salesman ...................... Klingler Stock Farm, Ada, Ohio
W. Routson ...........Comedian ......................... Keith Circuit, New' York City
A. Shadley ...........Bellboy ........................................... New York Hotel
R. Shanks ............Professor of Latin .......................... Columbia University
J. States ............Pastor.......... “Big Church on the Boulevard,” Houston, Texast
The Sophomore Class chose as their president this year Arden Candler. He has served his office very capably and deserves commendation from the rest of the class.
The Sophomore Editor of “The Purple and Gold,” Ben Gilmore, has done all in his power to faithfully execute the office of Vice President of the Sophomore Class.
Wilhelmina has just joined the ranks of the Sophomore Class for the first year in Ada High. We can easily see that she is well liked from the fact that the Sophomores unanimously elected her for their Secretary-Treasurer.
Arbogast, Wilhclmina Ash, Loine Baughman, Ella Baum, Helen Bodell, Lucille Burean, Edna Cornish, Mildred DeVault, Helen DeVault, Ruth Doersam, Kathryn
Hunt, Isabelle La Rue, Evelyn Lindsley, Georganna Long, Pauline McAlpin, Mary McAlpin, Thirza McCleary, Golda McGinnis, Evelyn Marshall, Donna Moore, Grace
Roberts, Waunita Rose, Lucille Shrider, Imogene Smila, Rowena Smith, Jeanne Smull, Miriam May Tarr, Doris Welty, Luella Wilcox, Mildred
Anspach, Charles Anspach, Paul Arnold, Theodore Bamberg, Charles Bame, Burnell Betz, Miles Bowers, Richard Campbell, Argyle Campbell, William Candler, Arden Clapper, Boyd Doty, Lowell
Fry, John Gilford, Carl Gilmore, Ben Hawes, Homer Holden, Francis Hull, John Johnson, Wilbur Kiblinger, Carl Long, Glen Long, James McElroy, Glen Meyer, John
Rutledge, Jack Shively, Howard Spar, Floyd Strahm, Clair Thompson, LeRoy Wank, John W’ebb, Alex Williams, Lawrence Wilson, Harold Anspach, Otis
Sophomore Class History
The renowned class of 1930 started its high school career in the fall of 1926. Many of the teachers looked down smilingly when they saw the “little innocents” come tripping lightly up the steps. But it was not long until they were scolding us just the same as if they had known us all our lives.
We started the year aright when we chose to pilot us the following officers: Carl Kiblinger, President; Arden Candler, Vice President; Rowena Smila, Secretary and Loine Ash, Treasurer. They all filled their offices most efficiently and effectively.
There were those among us who were destined to make their mark in athletics. Some of the big men were Campbell, Arnold and Anspach. Among the girls were Smith and Long.
In a great many things our class fell short—especially when it came to the stature of our members. There was Floyd Spar and Schuyler Young, both good examples. Although Floyd was short he certainly could reach up and pull down good grades. But Schuyler—well, I’d rather not talk any more about that.
When it came to the mid-year exams our class turned out “en masse,” for those who were exempt because of their high grades had to take them anyway because of their low deportment. For as yet we had not learned how to behave ourselves, as this special knowledge comes with age and experience.
Having made no special laurels at Inter-class Contest, and possessing no especial distinction—except that we were the dumbest class that ever entered Ada High, according to many of the faculty, we thus ended our Freshman year—unheard of and unsung, with little money, perhaps none, in our treasury and less knowledge in our heads.
But last fall we re-entered the old building viewing life in general much more seriously than we had the previous year. We had gained great age and maturity during the summer and were no longer the green, giggling Freshies we had been the year before.
We chose for our leaders for our Sophomore year, Arden Candler, President; Ben Gilmore, Vice President; Wilhelmina Arbogast, Secretary-Treasurer.
We are to attempt to make this year much more successful than last. We may even win the Inter-class Contest, who knows? They gave us the merry laugh last year, but you know, “he who laughs last, laughs best.” So here’s to the class of ’30. May the prospects of her future be better than the memories of her past.
The “pony” is my helper, I shall not flunk,
It maketh me shy of my teachers,
It leadeth me into secrets, it restoreth my grades,
It leadeth me in path of temptation for its easy translation.
Yea as I walk through the halls of A. H. S.
I do fear evil for thou art with me, but thy words and thy readings they comfort
Thou preparest a better recitation for me,
Thou helpest me in exams, my grade card looks better; Surely thy helping goodness shall follow me all my life And I will remember thee and A. H. S. forever.
[ 40 jThe Psalm of Geometry
Mr. Theisen is my teacher, I shall not pass.
He maketh me to prove dense propositions,
He leadeth me to expose my ignorance before my class,
He maketh me to draw figures on the board for my grade’s sake,
Yea, tho’ I study till midnight,
I shall gain no Geometry.
The propositions bother me, and the originals sorely puzzle me,
He prepareth puzzles before me in the presence of mine enemies,
He giveth me a low grade, my work runneth under,
Surely zero and condition shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the class of Geometry forever.
FLOYD SPAR, ’30.
“How far along in school are you, dear?” some long absent friend of your mother’s you’ve never seen or never want to see, gushes enthusiastically. You say something in-audibly, probably gnash your teeth, and prepare to reply. After assuming that all-important attitude you impart the news. “A Sophomore, already? My, how fast you children do grow up. A Sophomore, well, well! Just think of that! You’re just the age of my little Reginald, etc. etc.” (Until far past dinner time.) Sometime in the next half hour you take it upon yourself to hear Jimmy Jones, your neighbor boy, calling and make a hasty departure.
In some safe retreat “far from the maddening crowd” you think over the fact that you are a Sophomore. Funny you never thought of it before. You have vivid recollections of looking forward to your Sophomore year when you were a Freshie. How big and important the Sophomores looked then. You had dreams of being just such a person some day.
That day has come and do you feel any more grown up? Of course you enjoyed to the utmost the privilege of belittling the Freshmen to the best of your ability, but how did it feel, I ask you, when that big Senior, you know—the one with the nasty jaw and the evil glint in his eye, reminded that you were Freshmen only last year and added that you hadn’t staged a recovery or something to that effect. You forgot your love for your sister class but not for long. He was such a big Senior. You finally decided that he was right but naturally you wouldn’t admit it. It seems Daniel Webster was right, too, for Sophomores are only one step higher than Freshmen. Like Peter Pan, they never grow up, particularly Floyd Spar, Jack Rutledge, Harold Wilson,
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and Boyd Clapper. Oh, how can we forget Miss Barnes? You know she was home room teacher first semester but then no introduction is necessary. You’ll positively never forget that time you asked Helen DeVault for a pencil and as she failed to produce aforesaid article, seeing supposedly another Soph approaching you blurted out, “Hey, you got a pencil?” Who could forget it? You had the sympathy of the whole class.
That wasn’t the only memorable day in the annals of the Sophomore class of ’28 by any means. Along about Christmas time our own little Argyle chose to blossom out in one red sock and one green one. We hear that Argyle doesn’t believe that “there ain’t no Santa Claus.” He’s without a doubt looking forward to the annual visit of that creature the Easter bunny, a delight of all kiddies. Speaking of Argyle makes us think of Miles. We’re sure they’re destined to make a hit in vaudeville sometime. And then there’s Theodore Arnold. (Nuff said.) He has just made known his intentions to give up track and study voice. There are rumors abroad that he may begin with Jeanne Smith. We wish him luck. We wouldn’t be surprised if Burnell Bame took up the piccolo. It is a source of wonder to us why Arden Candler, Doris Tarr and Howard Shively persist in falling out of their seats. They surely are way out of Burnell’s class. It seems as though the only thing they ever learned to play on was the linoleum. Seriously, it is quite a problem, but at that a rather pleasing distraction any time, any place. Arden, particularly, seems incurable, but wisecrackers predict that he may outgrow it.
We recently heard a good one on Carl Kiblinger. Two aspiring and incidentally inspiring young Freshmen were viewing Carl with signal admiration. “Gee, I wish I had hair like that,” came from the first. The admiration of the second waned a little and he grew disgusted as he drew a fine mental picture of his own obstinate locks. “Awe, mine’d stay put, too, I guess if I did to it what he does to it. Why he don’t do nothing but fix it all the time.” The first, though slightly crushed, yet with an admiring gaze, watched Carl sauntering nonchalantly out of sight, apparently unaware that he was the subject of discussion. We have our good points.
The Sopohomore class it seems has that much to be envied reputation of being dumb. Never mind, our looks are deceiving and furthermore we believe with Eddie Guest—
“Some that seem the wisest Will in the dust have rolled; Some that seem the dumbest Will rise to heights untold.”
Floyd Spar:—“Now that’s all settled; What day of the week is this?” Harold Wilson:—“Half past eight.”
Floyd:—“My mistake, I thought it was November.”
One of our peppiest Freshmen, Charles Allen, pilots the Freshman Class. He has proven efficient in performing every duty of a president and has led his class through a successful year.
The office of Vice President of the Freshman Class has been faithfully filled by Oren Dickason, who has always been willing to perform the task assigned to him.
The Freshman Class was fortunate this year in having as their Sec’y-Treas., Myra Lou Lowman, one of our most popular Freshmen. She has further proven her popularity by her managership of the Girls' Basketball Team.
I 44 ]The Freshmen
Betz, Alice Cook, Ruth Corbett, Geraldine Cronbaugh, Mildred Cunningham, Anna Curry, Wanda Epley, Beatrice George, Margaret Gillespie, Catherine Klingler, Mary Lowman, Myra Lou McElroy, Cora
McKean, Gladys Main, Mildred Mohler, Kathryn Mathewson, Marie Moorman, Gladys Morrison, Helen Neiswander, Alice Raabe, Mary Rambo, Anna Reed, Bernice Robinolt, Gertrude Rogers, Catherine
Rogers, Virginia Runser, Evelyn Shadley, Elsie Sleesman, Carolyn Sousley, Mildred Tallman, Mozelle Tarr, Cleo Tighe, Mary Irma Wank, Mary Wilson, Virginia Wood, Wilma Morris, Betty J.
Allen, Charles Baker, Harry Berger, John Binkley, Lowell Boutwell, Robert Burean, Jack Clum, Carey Cotner, Joe Cribley, Frederick Danner, Brice Deming, Willis Dickason, Oren Doling, William
Elzay, Menno Fisher, Ralph Freeman, Bernard Hetrick, Earl Hubbell, Franklin Huber, Max Johnson, Lavern Kiblinger, Paul Mankey, Orville Motter, James Hetrick, Ralph Reese, Lowell Roberts, Olaf
Simon, Carl Sousley, Edward Stonehill, Paul Stumm, Robert Tighe, Andrew Wertheimer, Max Wolfley, Harold Wood, Floyd Hammer, Delbert Tarr, Kenneth Binkley, Wendall
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Freshman Class Activities
The first week of September, 1927, a group 0f green looking Freshmen wandered aimlessly through the corridors of Ada High School. Bewildered of this strange and new life, we met with confusion and embarrassment the first few days, but soon, how-ever, grew accustomed to it all. In all the high school activities we have striven to do our best. We have attempted to add to the spirit of A. H. S., both in athletic feats, and within the school itself. Our musicians have responded to the call of Mr. Routson for orchestra members so exceedingly well that it would be quite incomplete without them.
The Freshman Class also found its way into the “athletic realm,” taking part in the Class Basketball Tourney and placing five girls on the girls’ team. The manager of the girls’ team, Myra Lou Lowman, also was selected from our class.
The organization of our class resulted in the selection of the following officers: Charles Allen. President; Oren Dickason, Vice President; Myra Lou Lowman, Secretary-Treasurer. These officers have performed their duties faithfully and efficiently. We are proud of the effort and class interest they displayed.
Our Freshman Class has shown marked ability during the past year. We may have been green and fresh at the opening of the year, but we must‘live and learn. We hope in our three coming years to make a record of which Ada High School can be proud, and we hope to be the best class that ever, and will ever graduate from the high school. We shall strive in every way to carry out these desires and to become a class of superior intellect by the vear of 1931.
ALICE NEISWANDER, ’31.
Those Latin Sharks
Miss Crawford in Latin Class: “Bernard, give the principal parts of the verb
Bernard Freeman: “Flunko, failere, suspendi, expulsum.”
.Toe Tot nor:—What’s the score ?
I O well Binkley:—Nothing to nothing, doe —Good game?
Lowell:—Hasn’t started yet.
She was sweet and simple. He married her because she was sweet. He divorced her because she was simple.
Hoes she belong to the 400? Yes, she is one of the ciphers.
Wagganer Wins His Game
It is said that news is carried on the wings of the wind. The news that Bob Wagganer would not be allowed to play in the Hamilton-Atson tilt was startling. Hamilton High’s hopes for victory over Atson were ruined. Wagganer was the star forward and had come to Hamilton after starring for three years on a nearby high school basketball team. To the enthusiastic Hamilton fans he was a marvel, his speed and dash always firing the rest of the team to greater action. Hamilton had so far kept a clean slate; but now, right at the time when Hamilton wanted to beat Atson so badly, “Wag” would not be there.
Some of the discouraged Hamilton fans sought to find the reason why. For their information they hurried to “Slim” Sutton, one of Wagganer’s friends and the “fellow who knew everything.”
“Well,” began Slim sharply, “he slipped out to a dance last night and never got home till two o’clock. One of the faculty members caught him. You can imagine the rest. Wagganer had to quit the team, partly because of that and partly because he failed in a subject. He sure is a dumb-bell. We’ll lose the game now just because he was too interested in a dance to stay at home and study a little.”
That night a large crowd of disappointed fans left the gym after seeing Atson hand Hamilton a disastrous defeat. The school’s admiration of Wagganer faded and disgust took its place.
“Wag” took their attitude indifferently, but when he entered his room he faced another barrier, Slim’s scorn.
“What in the heck’s the matter with you,” he asked sharply, “didn’t you realize how badly we wanted to win last night? You certainly left the team and the school flat.”
“Well,” Wagganer remarked carelessly, “if they wanted me badly enough they wouldn’t have put me off. It’s their own fault.”
“Own fault nothing!” Slim answered scornfully, “It’s your fault we lost last night. Hamilton won’t forget that very soon, either.”
After Slim had left he had to admit to himself that Slim was right in everything he had said. That night he resolved that he would play the game in the tournament with Atson and beat them. The next morning he sought out the superintendent, Mr. Norris, and asked him if he could play providing he raised his grades. Norris hesitated but finally consented. He knew that if Wagganer played that Hamilton would have a big chance of winning the tournament.
Again the night of the Hamilton-Atson clash came. This game was the deciding factor of who would be the champions. The gym was full of enthusiastic fans who hoped and prayed that “Wag” would “do his stuff.” His former attitude was forgotten by everyone. As for “Wag,” he was not only going to fight to win the game but to win back the respect of the school.
The game proved to be one of fastest ever played on the Hamilton floor. Wagganer led the team on, and time after time he tied the score by his crafty playing. With one minute to play and the core tied, “Wag” took the ball down the floor in a dribble and put it through the basket. The enthusiastic crowd jumped to their feet when the final gun sounded and joined in—
“Wagganer Rah! Wagganer Rah! Rah, Rah! Wagganer.”
“Wag” had won his game.
Between You and Me!
“Mid” Main: “The coach is a wonderful conversationalist.”
Harry: “He ought to be, spending the whole football season improving his line.”All time gettin’ mah lessons Then don’t know nothin’ at all.
Jes’ git three months o’ summer,
Then start in agin next fall.
Jest the same old drill again Makes me sad and blue.
But boy! think how much I’ll know When I’m finally through!
’Course I loves all mah teachers,
Miss Zeigler de best of all.
And I’se hope they’s still ateachin’
When we come back next fall.
Day in, day out, all I gets done Is learnin’ all sorts of bunk,
And when exam-time comes around I know I’se sure to flunk.
And I loves all my classmates,
Mah heart won’t hold no mo’
And when the yeah am ovah I spects I’ll pass thro the do’.
CATHERINE GILLESPIE, ’31.
Miss Zeigler to Edward Sousley: “Edward how many days are there in each
Edward: “Thirty days hath September,
All the rest I can’t remember,
The calendar hangs on the wall,
Why bother me with this at all?”
The Wise Duck
Charles Allen to Mary Raabe: “Mary, how do you swim?” Mary: “Just like paralysis.”
“Three strokes and its all over.”
( 48 ]Bandon, Judkins, McGinnis, Smull. Baker, J. Hesser, Povenmirc, E. Lowniun, I . Conner, E. Hesser. Brume, Peterson, Baransy, J. Conner, Miss Bossert, McCurdy, Graves, Smila, Reed, Hilly, Tremaln, Wolfrom, Burcan, H. Bowman, Smith, Gesamun.
The Pep Club of ’28 has carried through one of its most successful years since its organization five years ago. The club chose as President, Juanita Hesser; Eva Hesser, Vice President; Dorothy Povenmire, Secretary; and Elizabeth Raker, Treasurer. It was the hearty cooperation of Miss Bossert, who is sponsor of the club, that really led the club to its success. To her the club wishes to extend its appreciation for the services she rendered so willingly.
The purpose of the club is: “To encourage loyalty and activity, uphold honor,
scholarship and a high moral standard; to promote good fellowship and to enter heartily into the activities.”
The club as is the custom sold things at the games and purchased sweat coats for the basketball girls during the season of ’28. It is the desire of the club that it may continue to be a benefit and an inspiration to the student bodv.
The Hi-Y in Ada High School is to the boys what the Pep Club is to the girls. However, its purpose: “to create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character,” is more clearly defined.
This club, with a membership of from fifteen to twenty from the three uppei classes, devotes its time in weekly meetings to Bible study, and character training. The club has endeavored to arouse pep in the school by sale of arm bands, bull dog emblems, and promoting mixers before important athletic events.
Our creed is: “Clean living, clean speech, clean scholarship, clean athletics.”
The club members try to the best of their ability to set an example for the lower classmen, in order to make Ada High School a school of high rating. The Hi-Y Club is not a club for the few; it is a club working for the betterment of school spirit and existing conditions, but its membership must be kept within certain limits for the size of the school.
The Ada Hi-Y Club is a member of the Affiliated Hi-Y Clubs of Ohio, and carries on practically the same work as the Y. M. C. A. The club as a whole appreciates the help and advice of its sponsor, Principal Findley and voices its thanks for the time he
First Row: Sousley, T. McAlpin. Tallman. Wood
Second Row: G. Moore, Mathewson, I . Welty, Roberts. H. Morrison, Stevenson. Freeman.
Third Row: Manky, G. Wood. Wertheimer, Rowers, Ingledue. Boutwell, Baum, Klingler,
Smith, Ash, Fisher. Tarr Fourth Row: C. Fisher. Miss Doty, Johnson
The English Club was organized at the beginning of the year with a membership of twenty-seven, all of whom did their best to make the club successful. Our President, Elizabeth Klingler, has always been ready to do anything the club wished and has very capably filled her office. The Vice President, Bernard Freeman, has never had an opportunity to act but we feel sure that he would fill the position well if the occasion called for it. The Secretary-Treasurer, Ruth Ingledue has bee: ready at each meeting with an account of the preceding one, and at almost any time can be heard with the usual cry for dues.
The club is composed of a lively group of students and we have many good times in our work as well as in social activities. Through the hospitality of Ruth Ingledue, a Hallowe’en party was given to which each member brought a guest, and a pleasant evening was had together.
All year the meetings have been very interesting and the programs have been well given. Each member has contributed to the club programs, which shows that all take an interest in the club activities. When everyone takes part it creates in the mind of the sponsor a feeling that her work has not been in vain.
The purpose of the club is to learn and advance things that will increase our knowledge for future life, and each member has satisfactorily lived up to the creed.
First Row: Kibllnger, Marshall. Lowman, Wank. MeElroy, Runser. I!etz. II. Reed. Long
Second Row: Raughman, Rose. Rogers. Hainmitt. (J. Reed, Robinolt
Third Row: Wilson. McKean, Nelswander, Tlghe, Ellis. V. Rogers. Rambo. Corbett
Fourth Row: Campbell. Miss Crawford. Stuniin
The Latin Club is one of the largest and most popular clubs of Ada High—having an enrollment of twenty-five members.
The purpose of the club is to better acquaint its members with the Roman customs, dress, and buildings; to learn of the history of Rome, and the language as well as the mythology and superstitions which so affect our understanding of not only Latin but English Poetry.
Programs are presented at each meeting which portray these Roman events to us in an interesting manner; and debates, as to the value of the Latin language today are frequently conducted.
Dues are collected each month which are used in purchasing various necessities which are needed to arouse the interest of the members of the club.
The officers elected at our first meeting were: Louise Hammitt, President; Carl
Kiblinger, Vice President; Mary Irma Tighe, Secretary-Treasurer. Each has very efficiently done his part to improve and help the club. Our sponsor, Miss Crawford, who has proven herself to be a very good supervisor for the Latin club, gives us many interesting ideas and discussions.
This club has greatly aroused the interest of Latin as a study in Ada High School and it is the desire of the members of this club that it will some day be the best and
First Row: Zimmerman, Reese, M. Karl, Fletcher, Zickafoose, Speer, McAlpin
Second Row: Boutwell, Battles, Hame, Welty
Third Row: H. Earl, Morrison, Miss Barnes, Kennedy, Streets
Le Cercle Francais
Le Cercle Fransais has spent a very profitable year due to the cooperation of every member and the interest manifested by Miss Barnes, our sponsor. The officers for the year have been: Madeline Taylor, President; Kathryn Reese, Vice President; Kathryn
Although small in number it is quality that counts and Le Cercle Francais is one of the liveliest in the high school. Perhaps it is due to our motto ‘Vouloir c’est poucoir” (where there is a will there is a way), which keeps before us a fundamental truth, and we usually accomplish what we undertake.
Through our club work, especially through games our French vocabularies have been enlarged. We have had reports on various phases of French life and industries, also on places of interest in France. Reading fairy stories in French has proven very interesting and amusing.
A meeting devoted to the club prophecy furnished much enjoyment. This meeting took the form of a reunion held fifteen years from now, at which each member told in French what he had been doing during this period. It was interesting to note that all had become rich and many had traveled abroad, especially in France. We agreed that it was a good thing all of us had made a study of French in high school.
Several parties have been held, including a weiner roast, at the home of Madge
First Row: Reese. Elzay. Simon. Tighe, Clapper, Sparr, Johnson
Second Row: Klingler, Hemphill. Wank. Dickason, Cronbaugh, Doty, Huber
Third Row: Rame, Klinger, Fisher. Tarr, Danner, George
Fourth Row: Ream, Raughman, Mr. Codding, Retz, Hamburg
Current History Club
Our Club is one, just like the rest,
Our Club, we think it is the best.
The Current History Club was organized at the beginning of the 1927 school year, with the following officers: Dwight Baughman, President; Donna Klingler, Secretary-Treasurer. There are twenty-five pupils in our club, ranging from Freshmen to Seniors. The meetings are held every two weeks. These are opened with roll call of some interesting current topic. Reports and world topics are given and discussed at our meetings. Ten cents a month as dues for general expenses is collected. The club has as its sponsor, Mr. Codding, to whom we wish to express our appreciation for his efforts extended toward the progress of our club.
As yet this club has held no social events but we fully expect to before the year is over. We hope to make our club a success and put it among the best in Ada High School.
Our club, we know, (proved by the rule), As one of the best that’s in the school.
First Row: Wood, Cornish, Mohler, Wilcox, Miss Thompson. Shadley, Arbogast. Rowers
Second Row: McCleary, Doersam. Long. Raabe, Rodell. Undsley, Hunt. R. DeVault
Third Row: Shrider. Hermon, Moore, Deringer, G. Allen. Hawes. Hull
The Art Club, under the able sponsorship of Miss Thompson, has been taking up the study of many different fields of art.
Do you take the word “art” to imply the drawing of some funny picture? But through careful study we find that the development of art in all lines is the highest activity of mankind. Webster says that the word “art” means the embodiment of beautiful thought in sculpture, painting, poetry, etc.
It has been correctly said that there is art in the study of history, science, and the like. In addition art may be found in music, literature and numerous other things.
Not only is there art in these fields, but there is an art in the writing of a good theme, a letter, or a short story. Little did the writers of many centuries back realize the possibility in the development of art in writing. Nevertheless, through the ages these different arts have been greatly developed in many ways.
What would we, the people of this modern world, do without our literature, music, painting and sculpturing?
The officers of this club are: George Allen, President; Kathryn Mohler, Vice President; Golda McCleary, Secretary-Treasurer.
First Row: Burean, Doling:. Kiblingrer, Messenger. Estill, Routson. R. Hetrick
Second Row: E. Hetrick, L. Binkley. Williams, Meyer, Richards. Gilford, Bong
Third Row: Wood. Motter, Strahm
Fourth Row: W. Binkley, Shively. Sousley, Stonehill, Clum, Wolfley
Fifth Row: Miller. Mr. Findley. Evans
When the Science Club first met together this year, it brought in contact a group of boys interested in scientific research work and study of scientific discovery. They elected as their officers: Lawrence Miller, President; Clarence Estill, Vice President; Lester Evans, Secretary-Treasurer.
Under the leadership of these officers and the sponsorship of Mr. Findley, this club held its meetings with a definite purpose: to stimulate thought along this line of scientific resarch of the past and present and to give its members a broader view along the different fields of science. With this object in mind the club held interesting and educational discussions and worked not only for the benefit of its members but of the entire school by supplying the library with science magazines.
Many scientists, such as, Newton, Watt, Pasteur, Edison, and Marconi have been discussed. This club also played an important part in the ticket selling contest and although we did not win, we feel that we have done all that was in our power to
Flint Row: Hubbell. Rutledge. Curry. Main. Gillespie, Baughman. Cook. Dome. La Rue
Second Row: M. McAlpin, Deming. C. Allen, Cunningham. Moorman. Rpley
Third Row: Mr. McKIwain. H. Baker. P. Anspach. Gilmore. Roberts
Fourth Row: McElroy, Thompson. Holden. Mertz
Do you wonder what a club that travels could do in the forty-five minutes given us every two weeks ? The real purpose of our club is to know more about the real joy and benefit one gets from traveling, both in our own country and foreign lands. Reports of interesting places of the city selected for study are given by the members. A committee of four together with the sponsor arrange the programs for each meeting. The success of our club is attributed to our hard-working sponsor, Mr. McElwain. The club has as its officers: Ben Gilmore, President; Olaf Roberts, Vice President; and Mary McAlpin, Secretary-Treasurer. We see room for improvement in our work which will tend to get the members of this circle more deeply engrossed in their work and to have everyone interested is one of the assets any organization can have.
MARY McALPIN, Secretary.
First Row: Cribley. Cotner, Berger, Wilson
Second Row: Shanks, Crouse, Berger, Wycoff, Shad ley
Third Row: Miss Zeigler
The Forum Club, although few in number, has many accomplishments to its credit. Early in the fall of ’27 we reorganized and elected the following officers with Miss Zeigler as sponsor; Clyde Wycoff, President; Lewis Berger, Vice President; Adel-bert Shadley, Secretary; and Harold Wilson, Treasurer.
The purpose of the Forum Club is to make a first hand study of parliamentary law and practice. This is carried out in several ways. First, special topics are assigned to different members of the club to report on in the meetings. Our sponsor reads and explains various topics from “Roberts’ Rules of Order,” which composes the second means of study. Third, each member is required to read carefully certain parts of “Roberts' Rules of Order.” Fourth, we hold short mock meetings in which each club member aids in bringing out the rules that have been discussed.
We wish to thank Miss Zeigler for her year’s work, which has been of utmost importance to the club. Through her efforts we have been able to put our theories into practice and get the most out of our club.
ADELBERT SHADLEY, Secretary.
[59 JFirst Row: Ferrall, Fry. High. Klingler. Hindall, Candler. Cummins
Second Row: Ward. Anspach. Cole. Mr. Theisen, Campbell, States. Walllck
Third Row: Brown. Allen. Bong. Wright. Main
Fourth Row: Routson. Harding. C. Harding. Greenawalt. Arnold
A sportsman is one who will play a clean hard game regardless of whether he wins or loses. There is glory in defeat if you go down fighting. The Sportsmanship Club is composed of those in Ada High who have a letter in some sport or are prospective lettermen. Under the capable leadership of Coach Theisen, one of the greatest Ohio Conference ends that ever jarred a halfback’s molars, we have accomplished much toward clean playing and school spirit this year. We have kept before the player the ideal of clean athletics and that the only way to benefit from athletics is to play the game square. Our influence toward keeping up the spirit has been felt throughout the whole school. We sent certain members of our club to speak to other clubs on school spirit and sportsmanship. Discussions on athletics and athletes create much interest and all members take part in the programs.
With John Allen as President and Bob Cole as Vice President, all have had a successful year. Perfect order is kept, due to the efforts of our chief bouncer, “Handsome” Main. Bug Long is thriving heartily and is keeping the “Hesperus” well filled with gas from the club dues. Here’s to the successful years ahead of the club.
RUSSELL LONG, Secretary.
First Row: Kiblinger. Miss Bossert. Miss Barnes. Miss Zeigler. Freeman
Second Row: Bong. Allen. Mr. Findley, Mr. Crawford. States
In order that the students of Ada High School may take part in the government of their school, a Student-Faculty Council has been arranged. Three faculty members are selected in addition to the superintendent and principal, who are permanent members of the council, along with two representatives from the Senior Class and one from each of the three lower classes. In the first year of its existence a code of laws was drawn up which was known as the “Standards of Conduct,” these being accepted by the student body as its guidance about the school.
It is hoped that as the school years progress the students of Ada High School will be more able and better fitted to assume responsibility for student government of the school.
Every student in Ada High looks forward to Wednesday morning, because that is chapel. On this morning the class room is forgotten and all the students are banded together in the assembly for forty-five minutes, devoted to devotion, announcements, and a program. This year we have enjoyed many fine programs. Therefore, we wish to thank those who were responsible for planning these. Each month a committee composed of one teacher and four students was responsible for the chapel programs of that month. The committees were as follows:
Miss Bossert Alice Gesaman Royal Shanks Golda McCleary Bernard Freeman
Miss Doty Russell Long Margaret Peterson Evelyn McGinnis Virginia Wilson
Miss Thompson Frankie Smith John States Rowena Smila Mildred Main
Miss Barnes Harold Reams Dorthea Dome Loine Ash Charles Allen
Mr. Codding Florine Baransy Madeline Taylor Jack Rutledge Mary Irma Tighe
Miss Crawford Ruth Ingledue Lelrma Landon Howard Shively Max Wertheimer
Miss Zeigler Miller Ward Elizabeth Baker Carl Kiblinger Bernice ReedFirst Row: Cornish, Reed. Spoor. Welty, Zickafoosc, Baughman
Second Row: Smila, McCleary, Hnmmitt, Boutwell, Wood
Third Row: McCurdy, Ash. Miss Crawford, Brame, Karl
With recent additions the total number of volumes in the Ada High School library has been increased to more than 1,300. Slowly the school is accruing a small horde of books which include the best of history, biography, science, poetry, fiction, and a few sets of new encyclopedias, aside from miscellaneous volumes.
Each year about thirty volumes are selected and put on the library shelves. Twice a year the books are gone over, re-arranged, and the worn numbers replaced.
Student librarians spend forty-five minutes each day at the table giving out books, receiving and taking care of them.
Miss Crawford has for the past few years very capably directed the care and selection of books.
Current periodicals are regularly placed in the magazine rack including fiction magazines, such as, “The American” and the “Woman’s Home Companion,” “Popular Science,” “Radio News,” “World’s Work,” “Current History,” “Nature Magazines,” and “The Mentor,” many of which supplement class work.
[«3]First Row: Morrison. Rodgers. Wank. Tallman. Sparr, Mrs. Mowen, George, Cook, Betz,
Second Row: Sousley. T. McAlpin, Arbogast. Judkins. F. McAlpin. Speer, Wilcox, V.
Third Row: Ash. Smith. Taylor. Kiingler, Zimmerman
Fourth Row: Hunt, Rauni, Bowers. Long. Epley, Rambo
Fifth Row: Johnson. Shanks, Cummins, Hawes
The completion of the school year of 1928 marks another year of success for the chorus clue partly to the efficient leadership of Mrs. Mowen and to the interest shown by all the members. The chorus was organized to meet regularly on Monday and Wednesday of each week with about fifty members in attendance.
Chorus work gives those students who are talented along musical lines an opportunity to display and develop their ability.
The first half of the year was devoted to the cantata, “Childhood of Hiawatha ’ given with much success on December 19, 1927.
Last year both ability and talent were displayed in the triangular meet at Fostoria. Much hard work was put forth in the preparation for the meet held on May 4, 1928, at Bluffton, which seems only a fitting climax for the chorus of 1928.First Row: Cotner, Huber
Second Row: Baum, Ghent. Betz, McAlpin, Tarr, Welty, Speer. Landon
Third Row: Taylor, Smith, Karl, Routwell, Mr. Routson, McCurdy, Reese. Binkley, Lons
Fourth Row: Wood, Campbell, Routson, Hawes, Bume, Dickason, Strahm
“Music is more than entertainment. It begets culture and refinement and builds character. It awakens the very depths of love, sympathy and harmony.” Thirty-two members of the Ada High School orchestra have increased their musical talent during the year, due to the faithful efforts of Mr. Routson and the cooperation of the members. The Orchestra has furnished music for various activities, including several meetings of the Parent-Teachers’ Association, the cantata, “The Childhood of Hiawatha,” and they have appeared before the High School assembly at various times.
The Orchestra is now entered in an “Instrumental Eisteddfod” to be held at Findlay, March 30. This will be the first appearance of the orchestra in their new uniforms. With new instruments, including a cello, horn, a baritone, a sousaphone, and a Marimbaphone, lately added to the orchestra, we hope to bring home the honors. The Chautauqua Association purchased the sousaphone for the orchestra. The picture of the orchestra will appear in “Jacob’s Monthly.” Mr. Routson is planning to call all the postgraduates back and give a concert annually.
[67 jpositions after which Miss Zeigler read the poem. Solo parts in the cantata were taken by Mildred Speer, Loine Ash, Lois Jean Judkins, Royal Shanks and Raymond Cummins.
The story is the childhood of a little Indian boy, named Hiawatha, who lived by the shores of Gitchie Gumie. He lived with his grandmother Nokomis. It was she who taught him of the mysteries of the forests and who told him the old legends. Hiawatha was a friend of all the forest folk and he played with them and called them his brothers. One day, Iagoo, a boaster and friend of Nokomis made bow and arrow for Hiawatha, telling him to go into the forest and kill one of the finest red deer. Hiawatha proudly took his new bow and arrow into the forest and killed a large deer. Then as he returned to his wigwam he was greeted by his people. They praised him, calling him Strong Heart and Loon Heart, and gave a great banquet in his honor. So ends the childhood of little Hiawatha.
Windmills of Holland
The operetta, “Windmills of Holland,” directed by Mrs. Aleen Mowen, was presented by the Glee Club on March 19.
The cast was as follows: Myrheer Hertogenbosch, a rich farmer, Homer Hawes; Vrouw Hertogenbosch, his wife, Loine Ash; Wilhelmina and Hilda, daughters of the Hertogenboschs, Mildred Speer and Jeanne Smith; Bob Yanker, American salesman, Raymond Cummins; Hans, a composer and lover of Wilhelmina, Royal Shanks; Frans, lover of Hilda, Howard Shively; and Katrina, a rich farmer’s daughter, Wilhelmina Arbogast.
Bob Yanker is a young American salesman representing a motor manufacturing concern. He comes to the Hertogenbosch's posing as a musician, asking for lessons from Hertogenbosch. Myrheer is flattered to think that an American would come to him for lessons and so declares that Bob Yanker is his life-long friend.
Bob finally gets Myrheer in the humor of signing the contract for the new machinery, but Vrouw says if the old windmill is taken down she will strike. Hilda, Wilhelmina and the chorus of girls also strike and Bob loses the sale. Hans’ latest composition, “Windmills of Holland,” has just been accepted bv the publishers and
168]Lost — A Chaperon
The Public Speaking Class presented the three-act comedy, “Lost—A Chaperon,” in the high school auditorium, February 13, 1928. The play took place in both a girl’s and fellows’ out-door camp. The characters were:
George Higgens .....
Jack Abbott ........
Fred Lawton ........
Raymond Fitzhenry .
Dick Norton ........
Tom Crosby .........
Marjorie Tyndall ...
Alice Bennett ......
Agnas Arabella Bates
Ruth French ........
Blanche Westcott ...
Mrs. Higgens .......
Mrs. Sparrow .......
Lizzie Sparrow .....
Mandy Sparrow ......
..... Russell Long
........ Bob Cole
.... Clyde Wycoff
...... Allan High
Lois Jean Judkins
... Juanita Hesser
..... Clona Brame
... Alice Gesaman
... Kathryn Welty
.. Grace A. Wood
Maxine Fletcher Mildred Boutwell
The play was deemed a success by all, much of which may be attributed to the patience and faithfulness of the director, Miss Zeigler.
The funds received from this play were given to the athletic association.
The Public Speaking department is a new feature in Ada High School this year. Through the efforts of Superintendent Crawford this course was introduced for the students’ benefit. It is hoped that some unseen power will be brought out in the individual through this course that perhaps otherwise would remain unknown. Miss Zeigler was placed in charge of this subject and has proved herself quite efficient along such lines.
The course takes up various types of speeches proper on all occasions and the pupil is drilled in extemporaneous speech making, which is very beneficial. Another subject matter is parliamentary law. The correct manner of handling meetings and participating in them is studied. The last part of the course deals with debating, each student taking part in two.
It is anticipated that this course will continue in its success and the interest in it will be increased from year to year as the students are brought to realize its value.
First Row: Wilson, Freeman. Reed, Kiblinger. Povenmlre
Second Row: States, Arbog st. Haransy, llerger
Third Row: Ward, Shanks. I ong
For once Friday, the thirteenth, was looked forward to because upon this date the annual Interclass Contest was to be held. The unlucky day was to be changed into a lucky day—at least for one class. This year, was of course, better than usual. The whole assembly was beautified, the classes decorating the various windows and balcony. The stage was very artistically arranged so that one would hardly recognize the old assembly.
The classes were represented by various contestants in the following program:
Reading, “His Grandfathers” .......................... Dorothy Povenmire, Senior
Short Story, “A Dormitory Escapade” .................. Virginia Wilson, Freshman
Oration, “The Present Time” .......................... Carl Kiblinger, Sophomore
Debate, “Resolved, That the United States Should Cancel the War Debts of Her Allies.” Affirmative—Royal Shanks, Eileen Reed, John States, Juniors.
Negative—Lewis Berger, Miller Ward, Russell Long, Seniors.
Short Story, “The Czar’s Favorite” ............................ Florine Baransy, Junior
Reading, “Penelope’s Christmas Dance” ................ Wilhelmina Arbogast, Sophomore
Oration, “The Sacrifice Hit” .............................. Bernard Freeman, Freshman
Musical numbers were furnished by Paul Routson, Caroline Sleesman, Miriam May Smull, Rowena Smila, Frankie Smith, Raymond Cummins and the High School Orchestra.
This year as in the two previous years the Junior Class of ’29 wron the cup, this class winning the short story and the debate, the Sophomore Class the reading, and the Freshman Class the oration.
A sumptuous banquet was served the following evening in the Methodist church. A clever program arrangement was carried out in the terms of an automobile:
Chauffeur ...................................................................... Mr. Berger
Self Starter .......................................................... John Fry
Solo ............................................................... Jeanne Smith
More Gas ............................................................ George Hindall
Harmonica Solo ................................................................. J°e Cotner
Speed Limit ......................................................... Mr. Theisen
Piano Solo ...................................................... Madaline Taylor
Stop and Go ...................................................... Mary Irma Tighe
Cornet Duet .................................. Paul Routson and William Campbell
On High ............................................................ Clona Brame
The banquet along with the contest was deemed a perfect success and all await for those which the future holds in store for them.First Row: Gesaman, Ward. Miss Zeigler. Cole, Hesser
Second Row: Cummins. Povenmlre, Kennedy. Smith. Tremaln
Ada High’s terrific storm! As a general rule one does not look upon a person with a “cyclone" temperament as desirable company, but “Cyclone Sally” proved quite entertaining. This was the name of the senior class play given on April 26, and was laudently received by the high school students and citizens of the community.
Under the capable direction of Miss Zeigler the success of the play was made possible. Her patience with the cast seemed inexhaustible and she was perfectly willing to do all within her power to insure its success.
The leading roles were played by Miller Ward and Alice Gesaman as Jack Webster and Sally Graham. Bob Cole as Reggie Manners proved quite a comedian in his winning of Juanita Hesser’s love, as Ruth Thatcher.
The other members of the cast were: Dorothy Povenmire as Effie Varden, a very gay and peppy little neighbor girl; Marguerite Tremain as Jenny Thatcher, a typical Irish housekeeper; Frankie Smith as Vivian Vernon, the wealthy society belle of Cedar Point; and Raymond Cummins as Jim Jerkins, who had been trying for twenty years to win Jenny, but does not succeed.
Reggie Manners is a young Englishman, who is an adept at plucking apples, but especially peaches. He is a constant companion to Jack Webster and while he is visiting at the Webster Estate, falls in love with the neighborhood school teacher, Ruth Thatcher.
Jim Jerkins has courted Jenny for twenty years but is not yet discouraged. He is Jenny’s “right hand” man and continues in his hope to win her someday for his wife.
Willie Clump is Sue Bascom’s beau and the world’s eighth wonder. He seems entirely incapable of remembering anything. Having proposed to some one he creates a great deal of excitement by not being able to remember who the girl is.
Sally Graham, the “Cyclone Sally” of the play, as the hot tempered little heroine, who raises cabbages next to Jack Webster’s estate, brings Jack Webster to his senses.
Jenny Thatcher, the object of Jim’s persistance. Much to Jim’s disappointment takes the matter lightly and puts him off with the “happy” thought that his band can take twenty years in composing the wedding march as far as she is concerned.
Ruth Thatcher is a young teacher of nineteen making her home with her aunt. An old friend of Jack Webster, she becomes friendly with Reggie and is a “peach” he finally succeeds in plucking.
Effie Varden is a cute little neighbor girl, interested in everyone’s affairs. Through her Sally and Jack are brought together.
Vivian Vernon, the belle of Cedar Point, who has nothing in mind but to win Jack Webster. With wealth and luxuries to her heart’s desire, but with a haughty spirit, she avails herself nothing.
The play occurs in the living room on the Webster Estate, near the town of Cedar Point, in the early fall.
The story is centered around two extremely hot tempered persons, Sally Graham and Jack Webster. Hearing of Sue Bascom’s recently falling heiress to a fortune, Jack comes to his estate, where Sue has been a servant. Sally, Sue’s half-sister, hears of the scheme and because Sue has left sets about to teach Jack Webster a lesson and so takes Sue’s place as maid. It is not so easily accomplished for Sally has to woo Willie Clump, who is Sue’s friend, but she does it cleverly, using it as a means to arouse the jealousy within Jack. However, her plan is revealed by Vivian to Jack, that she is not Sue Bascom, but Sally Graham, who is the rightful heiress rather than Sue. Jack discovers that he has fallen in love with Sally regardless of who she is and finally wins her.
The love affair of Jack and Sally is not the only one in the story. Reggie Manners, Jack’s English friend, falls in love with Ruth Thatcher. They are progressing beautifully with “cupid” when interrupted by Jenny. She discovers them in time to have the truth revealed.
The comical, yet sad love affair for Jim Jerkins is that of his attempt to please Jenny. Coyly she refuses him and does not seem to give him a bit of encouragement. If it were not for Effie, the little neighbor girl, Jim would be quite desolate. When the play ends he does not seem to have progressed a bit with his admiration for Jenny.
DESPITE the fact that this is “Bill's” first year as coach and that we had a slump season last year, we have had a successful season in all branches of athletics this year. Full credit can be Riven to Coach Theisen, for from very crude material he fashioned Rood teams.
Bill is a Rraduate of WittenberR and incidentally all-conference end. He's the kind of a fellow that will fit in anywhere. He has built up athletics so we can look forward to a Rood season next year. “His “W” doesn’t stand for Wesleyan, either!”
STARTING the year with a few dollars, throuRh the diliRent work of Mr. CoddinR we have completed the season with cash on hand. It has taken real work to manaRe these affairs and praise is due to the one who has accomplished the seeminRly impossible task. So careful is Mr. CoddinR with our financial matters that after one basketball game he went home with the “sheckle sack” in one hand and a brick in the other!
[75.,First Row: Cole, High, Reese, Conner. Ferial I
Second Row: Mr. Codding. Mr. Findley, Mr. Theisen. Allen
It is the purpose of this organization to manage the incoming and out-going finances of the athletics of Ada High School. Very little is really known of the Athletic Board, but, nevertheless, its function is of utmost importance in organized athletic activities. Through careful management we always come out on top and every cent is made to count. The old adage, “a dollar saved is a dollar earned,” can be appreciated to the fullest extent.
Rents, hire of officials, equipment, and transportation are financially taken care of by the Athletic Board. It is hoped that within another year we will have a new gym that is worthy of the athletic ability in Ada High, that will make possible a better program, and serve as an incentive toward higher ideals in sportsmanship.
Mr. Codding, as Faculty-Manager, has filled his place well and is deserving of much credit for the good work contributed free gratis to the association. Other members of the board are the Superintendent, Principal and the Coach, captains and managers of the teams. Robert Cole has served faithfully and efficiently as president. James Ferrall has filled the office of Vice President, and Kathryn Reese as Secretary-Treasurer.Cheerleaders
Ada High has been fortunate in having as her “yell instructors” for the past two years the same trio. Loyally they have striven to do their part in instilling enthusiasm into the athletic contests. The “little trio” could always be heard urging the high school to cheer its players on to victory.
To Raymond Cummins, head cheerleader for the past two seasons and wearer of the “A,” special praise should be given. Ray’s vocal cords have suffered an enormous amount of violence for the cause of A. H. S. Faithfully he has performed his duty wherever it might be and the Seniors are proud of you, Ray!
The Junior Class has the distinction of furnishing Ray’s two co-workers. Margaret Peterson and George Allen have achieved fame in the rank of cheerleaders. They’ve done their “bit” to infuse pep into the high school students.
When we think of an athletic contest we usually consider the players as the only participants. There are in reality two sets of players, those who actually take part in the game and those who loyally stand by the team. There would be no necessity of players were there not also spectators. As a captain heads his team, so the cheerleaders must do likewise. If they have no pep and enthusiasm, they cannot expect their teammates to have it. For this reason the liveliest and most capable students are selected to fill these positions. Ada High has placed her stamp of approval on Ray, Margaret and "George. She hopes in future years to be as fortunate in this department as she has in the past. The fact that Ada High’s teams have been victorious in these last few years may be partially credited to the excellencies of her
First Row: Houston, Cole, Greenawalt, Ward, Wright, Anspach. W. Campbell, Arnold.
Second Row: Hindall. Assi’t. Mgr.: Walllck, States. Brown. Allen. Ferrall. Klingler.
Motter, High, Mgr.
Third Row: Mr. Codding. Faculty Mgr.; Fry. Evans. Streets. Main, Betz, Mr. Thelsen.
Fourth Row: K. Klingler. A. Campbell. Fisher
Football Season of 1927
Out of the twenty-five men who reported for practice this season six were letter-men from the previous year. The twenty-five candidates decreased until sixteen remained.
After two weeks of fundamentals, Ada opened the season with a victory over Columbus Grove of 25 to 6.
The next week was devoted to correcting the weaknesses which showed up in the first contest and resulted in better form in the game with North Baltimore. The game ended 18 to 6 in favor of Ada.
The following game with Upper Sandusky was one of the speediest and most thrilling games of the season. Five times the ball was within ten vards of the goal and in the last period, two feet. However, the game resulted in a scoreless tie. ’
The Ada eleven met the lads from Kenton the following week. Although Ada brought the ball up to the fifteen yard line, she failed to score. A few long passes broke up the monotony of the game. Two of the Ada players suffered injuries during the contest, Wright a broken nose, and Ward a rib. The game ended 0-0
Forest proved an easy victim for the Ada Bull Dogs. Coach Theisen gave all the fellows a chance to prove what they could do. A record pass of the season from Allen to Cole was made in this game.
The contest with Lima South the next week was much more difficult Ada received the first touchdown and barely missed another when Routson intercepted a pass. South then received two touchdowns on long passes, winning by a 14 to 6 score
.,. henpre test de 5at la has suff T(1 for a lontf time was when Lima Central won a 66 to 0 victory. Ada, however, greatly outclassed and without her captain fought to the finish.
io .Tne,tr final1 gaoT:S 'esulte ‘ in ?uvi« ory °vf Bluffton, who went down to a 12 to 0 defeat, and a 26 to 0 score for the Kenton eleven.
[7 ]Review of Players
C. “Sandy” Wright. “Sandy” displayed plenty of nerve on the gridiron and was right there when needed.
L. G. Anspach. “Rill” Junior was noted for his fighting spirit.
R. G. Ward. Miller, although shiek of the squad was never known to know when to give up.
L. T. Campbell. “Bill” was one of the Sophomore trio and played his position well.
R. T. Greenawalt. Harry was the big man on the team and he always hit them hard.
L. E. Long. “Bug” entered the game with the same spirit with which he enters everything else and proved to be a good steady man.
R. E. Cole. “Bob” stopped many end runs and catching long passes was his favorite sport.
F. B. Allen. “Juan” was our plunger and was always there to put the pigskin across the line.
L. H. States. “Johnny” was a “fast number” and was very accurate at tossing passes.
R. H. Arnold. “Chub” was noted for his clean playing and his “cracking wise.”
R. H. Harding. “Cliff” was a good end runner and the user of the tape.
H. B. Ferrall. “Splint” was small but mighty and the largest of the players on the oppostion were not too large.
R. G. Wallick. “Bob” stopped many plays through his side of the line.Luther Fisher..................Football (2)
James Ferrall..................Football (1)
Miller Ward....................Football (1)
Russell Long...................Football (1)
Allan High.....................Football Mgr.
Ray Harding....................Football (1)
Harry Greenawalt...............Football (2)
Clifton Harding................Football (2)
John States....................Football (1)
Bob Wallick....................Football (1)
Miller Brown...................Football (1)
Paul Routson...................Football (1)
Basketball (1) Mgr.
Basketball (3) Capt. Basketball (2) Basketball (1) Basketball (2) Basketball (1) Basketball (1) Basketball (1)
Honorable mention might be made of the following in various sports:
Lester Evans Richard Main John Fry James Motter Argyle Campbell
Geo. Allen, Ass’t. Mgr.
Myra Lou Lowman, Mgr.
First Row: Ferrall. Mgr.. Harding. Allen. Itetz, Thelsen. Coach
Second Row: Hindall, States, Routson, Arnold
Twelve men were picked to represent Ada this season. With two letter men back Coach Theisen proceeded to develop one of the strongest teams in this part of the state.
The first two contests were easy victories for Ada with the resulting scores of
Ada 28, Dola 18; Ada ------, Alger ---. However, the battle with Tiffin caused Ada
to suffer defeat.
The Alumni defeated the High School 18-21, but the team made up for this when they beat Kenton on their own floor.
Three easy games followed in which Ada defeated Alger, Rawson and Forest. The victory over Tiffin did not prove so easy, but the Bull Dogs displayed their superiority by a score of 29-24.
Two defeats followed Ada’s streak of winning. Lima Central seemed the favored ones in the contest staged on our own floor, with a score of 20 to 30. Likewise, Van Wert the following evening.
The Ada-St. Rose game proved one of the fastest tilts ever plaved in the Ada High gym. Although St. Rose displayed a good brand of basketball, Ada secured the better end of the 22-21 score.
Bluffton offered little resistance to the Ada five so having handed them a defeat we continued in the winner’s column by doing the same thing to the “County Seat Lads.”
Ada seemed off their usual stride when we were defeated by Lima South at Lima. We are able to overlook this fact since the team handed Kenton two defeats in one season.
The last game of the season before the tournament was an alumni game representing the class of ’24. The old timers played well and the Ada five were going at full stride. The whistle blew with the score a tie. An overtime period resulted in a 25-24 victory for A. H. S.First Row: .1. Conner. Wilson. B. Conner. Lons:. McGinnis
Second Row: McBlroy. Tremain. Tighe, Neiswander, Baum
Third Row: Runser, Detrick, Coach. Bowman
Dola—December 9, at Ada.
Dola is ahead at end of half by a small margin but Ada wakes up and final score is 17-15, favor of Ada.
Alger—December 16, at Ada.
Alger tried to live up to her reputation of rough, tough and ready, but we decided to be tough, too, and walked off with the long end of the score of 23 to 16.
Alumni of A. H. S., December 22, High School Gym.
Ada High’s old stars were back, but their light hath fadeth. We carried the victory by a score of 15-13. (They outweighed us by at least 300 pounds.)
Rawson—January 6, at Ada.
This was not a regularly scheduled game. Ada lost first game to a team superior in physique and coaching. Score, 23-16.
Kenton, January 10, at Kenton.
Here’s the game we’ve been living for! Rut alas! our forwards find the big floor too much for them, and, though Kenton’s girls had a plenty hard time getting shots, they came through with more points than we. Score was 18-13. We were humiliated, but “revenge will be sweet.”
Forest—January 20, at Ada.
We had two new members in our line-up. They win 27-16. But the score doesn’t always show who played the best game.
Alger—January 27, at Alger.
After a hard fight they beat us by a score of 16-13. Coach says she is ashamed to face the crowd, but then as the crowd only came to see her, we can hold our heads up.
Van Wert—February 4, at Van Wert.
Went to Van Wert by train. Kept alive old custom of Ada’s tea party at Van Wert. Score is 18-5, favor of Van Wert. Arrived home at 1:30. Ha! .Ha!
Bluffton—February 11, at Bluffton.
It is to laugh! Handed “Waterloo” to the tune of 58 to 8.
Kenton, February 17, at Ada.
Tie game, 22-22—our favor!
Mt. Victory—February 24, at 0. N. U. Gym.
The winning six deprived us of more than the tournament when they downed us by a score of 23-17. Goodbye Annual cuts, sweat shirts, glory and party! But we’re mighty proud to say our captain made first all-star team—’ray for Betty!
Ada easily overcame Celina in the first tilt by a score of 43-23. The next opposition was the strong- Bowling Green team the following afternoon. Many Ada people witnessed the contest, in which Ada displayed its superiority by a score of 32-21. The game was good from start to finish. Harding was removed from the game on account of fouls. This gave Hindall a chance to exhibit his basketball ability.
On Saturday evening Ada met the Lima Central aggregation. Central, who worked their way up to the finals was considered to have one of the best teams in the state. Together with Ada “fans” and neighboring towns the Ada Six had plenty of backing. The game was close all the way through. Ada took the lead but for three quarters the score was very close. In the last quarter Central came back for the lead. Ada being afraid of fouling the Central forwards, let them secure a slight lead. The game ended Ada 19, Lima Central 24. Both teams were the recipients of cups.
Having defeated the “old timers,” the following week we went to Findlay. Ada’s first draw was with Fremont. Fremont with a much taller team was able to run up a large score in the beginning. The second half was played about even but the score was 17-37 when the final whistle blew. Fremont succeeded in being victors of the Findlay contest and was defeated in the State Tournament by the winners of it, Dayton Stivers.
In the Spring when everyone is dejected and tired of school it is best to have a day of recreation. The Hi-Y sponsoring, sets aside a day late in May of each year for this purpose. This day the Interclass Track meet is held. One class in 1927 with which I am well acquainted won by a point or two over the “Grand Old Seniors.” The “Jolly Juniors” of 1927 were a group of racing ramblers. The Seniors placed second, with the gay young Sophomores third. Last, also least, the Freshmen stepped in and placed fourth. As a reward to the winner each year, a wonderful silver trophy is presented to the winner and is retained until a new winner is proclaimed. This is a day of our school year that we do not forget, for it is a day when we can all get out of the “prison” and breathe May’s inspiring fresh atmosphere, as we race steadily around the cindered path.
We must not forget that we have some wonderful trackmen in our high school. Ada Hi “tracksters,” without any coaching and entering at their own free will, took second place in the sectional Class B meet. Theodore Arnold stepped in and took second in the mile which not only brought great honor to “Chub” but to A. H. S. as well.
What’s What in Class Basketball
For the purpose of arousing the athletic spirit in the high school, a class basketball tournament was staged. Each class organized its own squad and practiced forty- lve minutes one day each week, the Freshmen starting the practice on Monday and the Seniors ending it on Thursday.
These contests proved quite interesting. Each team played its opponent classes two games making a total of six. It was hoped that this tournament would promote to a greater degree the class spirit. However, were it not for a few faithful attenders each week the rooting end of the bargain would have been a “slump.”
The Seniors won the tilt by a total of five games won and one lost. Baughman of the “Flower Shop” and Ferrall of the “Lumber Company” strove hard to be heroes. But in the end the player wearing the uniform with the insignia K. O. T. M. was victorious. “Dicky” Main and “Lewy” Berger strove hard for newspaper publicity. Berger, a member of the Ada Herald Staff came out on top.
On the Juniors Allen and Routson were “the team.” However, it seemed to be of “mules” rather than of basketball players except that their ears were not long enough; but they’re only Juniors—give them time! They’ll grow.
The Juniors may have been “mules” but the Sophomores were the “goats.” Taking their percentage backwards they had a very successful season. Fighting Bill Campbell and “Pluto” Anspach were the outstanding football players of the squad.
“Von” Spellman with his Freshman crew achieved much success. With the aid of the “town barber’s youngest son” and the “milkman’s boy.”
The deciding game was a close one being played between the Seniors and the Freshmen. It was a hard fight but the older boys with the advantage of being able to loop the baskets in over the heads of the “youngsters” came out with the long end of the score. The “tin” loving cup was awarded to the Senior “basketeers” with due ceremony as an appreciation of their long and faithful service on the renowned “two-by-four” basketball court of Ada Hi.
Miller Ward John Allen Bob Cole
Allan High Douglas Hermon Clyde Wycoff
Bob Cole John Allen Harry Greenawalt
Eunice Lowman Evelyn McGinnis Betty Conner
Betty Conner Madge Zimmerman Lois Jean Judkins
Frankie Smith Eunice Lowman Betty Conner
Douglas Hermon Ray Cummins Clyde Wycoff
Eva Hesser Lois Jean Judkins Betty Conner
MOST POPULAR FROSH.
Charles Allen Alice Neiswander
Paul Kiblinger Mildred Main
Oren Dickason Virginia Wilson
MOST DEVOTED COUPLE Paul Routson Elizabeth Ivlingler
Miller Brown Francis McAlpin
Allan High Betty Conner
BIGGEST KNOCKER Allan High Betty Conner
Miles Betz Lois Jean Judkins
Clyde Wycoff Eva Hesser
Ray Cummins James Ferrall Ray Harding
Bob Cole Royal Shanks Russel Long
Bob Cole John Allen Ray Cummins
Luella Hilty Lois Jean Judkins Betty Conner
Frankie Smith Clona Brame Juanita Hesser
DID MOST FOR A. H. S.
Frankie Smith Alice Gesaman Betty Conner
Douglas Hermon Paul Anspach Clyde Wycoff
Rowena Smila Ruth Ingledue
MOST NOTED ANTIQUE
Miles Betz Homer Hawes Walter Binkley
Alice Cheney Catherine Rodgers Dorris Ellis
Royal Shanks Russel Long Bob Cole
John Allen Theodore Arnold Ray Harding
Forest Mertz Douglas Hermon Miller Ward
Frankie Smith Clona Brame Miriam May Smull
Josephine Conner Betty Conner Evelyn McGinnis
Dorris Ellis Mary Ruth Raabe Eileen Reed
Charles Street Howard Shively Miller Ward
Evelyn LaRue Betty Conner Margert Peterson
Facts You Ought to Know
The student body cannot realize the work connected with a contest of this kind. However, the “Purple and Gold” Staff is willing to stage this contest annually since it adds a very special feature to the book. Unlike in most schools the results remain unknown until the publication of the “Purple and Gold.”
In many instances the contest was very close. It was an interesting affair to count the votes for the most athletic girl. For a time ihe Staff thought both the Conner girls would come in for first place but finally Josephine won out. The interest in the wide variance of selection offset the monotony of counting the votes.
5. School opens. Arrangement of office changed.
6. Schedule day. Upper classmen as well as Freshmen get lost.
7. Chapel. Teachers give annual talks.
13. Must be 98 in the shade. Say gang, let’s go swimmin’!
26. C. C. C’s. birthday—kept quiet. ’Fraid of paddle?
27. Clubs assigned today. Coach seems to see a lot of Bossert. “Wander” why?
28. Let us pray, chapel today. Codding forgot to comb his hair. Party tonight. Saw notes flying in the air.
29. Speaker here. Magazine drive begun. Harry G. and Cliff H. look sleepy. Out late?
Findley must be getting childish. Saw him drink out of a bottle.
3. Unlucky day. Codding’s patience tried.
4. Cole seeks someone of an emotion. Who is the lucky or unlucky person ? 10. Got a laugh out of Codding. We’re progressing.
12. Mixer for Kenton game.
17. Monday, but not blue. Held Kenton to nothing to nothing score.
20. Novelty! Codding rode to school on a bicycle.
24. Beat Forest. With exceptions second team played entire game.
25. Specialty No. 2, “Finn” is wearing glasses. Wonder why?
27. Dictionary wanted Codding can’t spell Missouri.
2. Chapel Guests in balcony—seventh and eighth grades. Prof. Binkley speaker.
7. Today is big day, vote “yes.”
8. Hurrah! Bond issue passed—Chapel “wow”! Best feelings prevail.
14. Codding pulls a good one in History class. Happens once in a life time.
15. Coach comes to school dressed like a little boy in knickers.
16. Chapel-speaker straight from India.
17. Ray C. asks Zeigler who she likes to hear talk best, Coach or Crawford. Reply—“That is a very personal question.” (blush).
28. No one has lessons. Vacation too sweet.
30. Rain again—regular as Chapel. “Perg” serenades Betty.
2. 23 more days until Christmas.
6. Three groups of “We” seen strolling to school; the “We’s” have it.
14. Again we meet. Only ten more study days untii Christmas.
16. Coach and Ziegler sure seem good friends by now.
21. Chapel once again. Plenty of visitors. No school at College almost vacation.
22. Christmas vacation ! ! ! !
20. Even teachers get mixed up—Miss Doty got in the wrong class today.
21-25. Teachers got a spite against us—double dutv in text book
1. Allan’s got a new girl. What’s happened to Betty!
2. Ground-hog saw his shadow. Chapel Y. M. C. A. speaker from Columbus. Class Play, “Lost a Chaperon.”
10. Beat St. Rose by a one point margin.
17. Beat Kenton—hip! hip! hoorah! Hi-Y boys look worried. Did their dates turn them down?
20. Practice teachers bless this school now.
22. Washington’s birthday, also chapel. Address, “Lincoln,” by Russell Long, “Washington,” Luella Hilty.
29. Happens once every four years. Chapel, new songster, Theodore Arnold. Annual drive.
2. Everybody excited, big tournament.
5. Did we win a cup? Well I guess!
7. Pep Club chapel—wow! Did the coach get razed?
19. Our editor looks “all down in the mouth.” Joe must have gone home.
28. Chapel on a spring morning. Crawford gave a splendid talk. All faculty have spring fever.
Chapel. Two valedictorians with equal points. Those receiving honor of the new society were announced. Rev. Kennedy spoke to us, giving a splendid talk.
All boys rush girls for dates for banquet.
No school this afternoon. Seems fine to have a vacation. Interclass tonight. Nobody looks sick after the big banquet Saturday night.
“We” again approached the schoolhouse. Chapel.
Senior class play tonight. Grand rush for girls.
Goodbye! gone to press. See you by May 18 in print.
The Parent Teachers Association is essentially a partnership project. It must represent a fifty-fifty effort on the part of parents and teachers. The great function of the association is to bring together two different view points, to enable the school to supplement more efficiently the work of the school and home.
The Parent Teachers Association is necessary wherever the education of children is being carried forward, it functions to create the spirit which will undoubtedly manifest itself in works. The parents first contribution to education is to lay the foundations on which all instructions must rest and upon them to build the framework which must sustain the complete structure which the school and community shall build around those beams and girders. It is the first years of life and in the influence of the home that forces are set in motion which count for the most in the making or the marring of the individuals character and career.
By the association the attention is focused on the child and his educational problems. The parent becomes acquainted with the difficulties besetting the teacher by seeing the school activities, and by following the child into his place in the school organization. The parent is made to see the educational process applied to the child and a sympathetic interest is elicited. Teaching is one of the noblest of professions. It requires an adequate preparation and training, patience, devotion and a deep sense of responsibility. Those who mold the human mind have wrought not for time but for eternity. The obligation which we owe to those men and women who have given of their lives to the education of the youth of our country, is one which can never be discharged. They are entitled not only to adequate rewards for their service, but to the veneration and honor of a grateful people.
The teacher learns the mental and moral characteristics of the parental antecedents of the child and makes contact with the home atmosphere. She is getting a sympathetic understanding of the childs homelife, gets a clearer knowledge of the chi Ids mental habits and capacities. The clearer point of view by both parent and teacher sheds light on problems of school discipline and removes obstacles in the childs relations to schools authorities.
The pupil should be so encouraged that he sets a goal for himself, an intellligent incentive to do something worth while. He should be taught to have high ideals of character and good citizenship as character and good citizenship are in a large measure the by-products of the school but high ideals of citizenship can be successfully inculcated only in those who have themselves a high sense of honor and honesty.
Our association has financially assisted in the purchase of an encyclopedia for the seventh and eighth grades and have purchased two pictures each month for attendance prizes for the grades.
We have financed both the High School and the Grade orchestras, furnishing music for both organizations. And to our most faithful and efficient orchestra leader, Mr. Routson, we have given fifty dollars as a reward for his untiring efforts and have pledged ourselves to one dollar to him for each orchestra practice. We have added to the equipment of the Domestic Science kitchen and been able to carry on the milk lunches with gratifying results.
We have been holding most of our meetings at night and find the attendance is better, in many cases both the parents being permitted to attend. Much interest has been shown in all activities of the organization. Special mention is made of the first meeting of the year as: “Know your childs teacher.”
So let us strive to finish the work we are in. Thus through our pilgrimage shall we once more knit up our sinews and renew our vows of fidelity to education and the future of America as expressed in the training of its youth .
All change is not necessarily progress, but all progress is change. The individual or institution that remains static becomes stagnant, and stagnation is death. No red-blooded individual relishes the idea of being chained to a lifeless organization. To achieve its purpose a school system must occasionally experience growing pains.
The past few years has witnessed a readjustment and expansion in the school world of Ada and community. This growth and development has been necessary to the educational life of the community, if it would maintain a forward look in school affairs.
The progressive movement had its beginning November 10, 1925 when the Hardin County Board of Education united for school purposes the Ada village and Liberty township. This merging of resources provides a tax duplicte of six and one-half million dollars to operate an up-to-date school system. Through the intervening months, despite organized opposition, the school project has moved forward. The Board of Education passed the necessary legislation to submit a bond issue of $210,000 at the November election, 1927. The bond issue was passed and the school program was supported overwhelmingly by the electorate. A fine spirit of educational sentiment exists, and a new era of schools is being ushered in.
The architectural firm of Richards, McCarty and Bulford, Columbus, Ohio, has been retained to design the new building which will house the junior-senior high school The board is now solving the problem of a suitable site for the new building and it is expected that the ground will be broken within the next sixty days. The above picture is a good replica of the proposed school plant. F
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19 2 8of every great movement. Occasionally humanity becomes dazed and bewildered in the maze of growing complexity, and always in these periods of confusion and uncertainty, when mankind stands at the cross roads, a stalwart leader has risen to point the way.
In the midst of moral and mental dishonesty, Socrates pointed the way to truth; out of the intellectual lethargy of the Dark Ages, Roger Bacon indicated the path of scientific enlightenment; when the childhood of the British Empire was being crushed in the colleries, Lord Shaftsbury aroused the conscience of Parliament to the necessity of adequate labor laws to protect child life; Abraham Lincoln seized the helm of the ship of state and guided it across the tempestuous sea of secession and anchored it safely in the harbor of peace; Jesus of Nazareth broke the bands of ceremonial formalism and gave the world a new freedom, the philosophy of love.
The clarion call of the world today is for capable, courageous leadership. International policies, economic relations, political complications, and social injustices are demanding a superior type of leadership. Civilization, the past two decades, has been undergoing tremendous changes. And historians tells us that periods of transition do not produce great leaders. As we emerge from this present state of chaos, shall we expect an outstanding leadership that will pilot the nations to the star of hope? Or through lack of leadership shall grave issues continue to bo unsettled and serious problems be unsolved ?
We express the hope that out of the prevailing confusion of thought there will arise master minds of clarified vision to lead mankind to victory. If this superior type of leader is to appear, he will possess certain distinct qualities that are requisite to genuine leadership.
Every great leader that has left his impression on society has had courage. John Knox recognized no dangers in carrying out his purposes. Napoleon, more interested in actions than intentions, entertained no fear of obstacles. Throughout his whole life Roosevelt displayed a courage that is inspirational to all men. The famous charge of the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill, and his fight for reform of the government of New York City challenges our admiration. Human nature determines for a large part the qualities of lasting leadership. Men will follow only those who will not flinch in the face of danger and seeming defeat.
As courage is indispensible for leadership, insight is of equal importance. The great leaders of the world have been the most brilliant of men. “Only with prudence and foresight can we achieve great ends.” When Socrates was put to death the soul of Athens died with him, lingering only in his proud pupil, Plato. Gladstone was the greatest of a long line of Victorian political leaders. Remove his name from English history and for a half century the pages would be lifeless. Shakespeare was an intellectual giant. Knowledge of human nature and skill in the use of the English language enabled him to write not for an age but for all time. It is fundamental that all leaders possess sufficient insight to comprehend a given situation. If a leader does not know how to meet a condition he is incapable of action.
The qualities of leadership are a chain and no leader is stronger than his weakest quality. Knowledge is basic and when coupled with a will to do results in accomplish-
ment. Will to do is determined action and is a vital chacateristic of leadership. Charlemagne, that dynamic German leader, aspired to and attained every sort of greatness, military, political and intellectual. He was an able warrior, an active legislator, and a hero of poetry; he towered aloft in a barren intellectual age. Roosevelt had a will to do that swept aside all opposition. He was one of the most energetic men the world has ever witnessed. The history of America for a generation is his biography. Achievement, therefore, is the ultimate aim of leadership. John Knox said, “I will not quarrel so much with the way, the doing of the thing is our greatest concern.”
Many men in the past have risen to seemingly great heights of leadership but due to the lack of that one quality called character they fell. Character makes leadership eternal. The influence of nobility of character lives on throughout the ages. It includes loyalty, sincerity, integrity, reliability and morality. Napoleon was a militaristic genius, but his ambition mastered his justice, his vanity overruled his humility, and his contempt for mankind neutralized his benevolence. Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Napoleon conquered empires, but lacking the finer elements of character they were unable to conquer themselves. He who would rule others must first govern himself. And the secret of this power is nobleness of character.
Only a leader who loves and respects his fellow men can endure. Real greatness in leadership can be realized only through the higher values of life.
“There is nothing so kingly as kindness,
There is nothing so royal as truth.”
The impact of circumstances often provide an opportunity for leadership. The leader expresses a revelation that the people cannot express for themselves. This doctrine is fostered in Carlyle’s “Heroes and Hero Worship” and in Emerson’s “Representative Men.” But the World War cut off this movement of leadership, and mankind has been groping in a wilderness of ideas. Transition, chaos, and confusion have marked the journey. Our leaders will arise to the occasion and conduct civilization toward the promised land of thought just in the proportion as they are endowed with the superior qualities of courage, insight, determination, and character.
“God give us men;
The times demand strong hearts and willing hands;
Men who have courage;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who are honest;
Men who will not lie;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men whom the lusts of office cannot kill;
Strong men, sun crowned.
Who live above the fog in public duty and in private thinking.”
Abraham Lincoln, the Man
There is not a better or greater man in all history than Abraham Lincoln. He lived a noble life and died a martyr. A Western farmer’s son and a self-made man, he early won public confidence and was entrusted with the people’s power. When President he tried to disregard traitors’ threats and serve his term in peace. He tried hard to evade the Civil War, which seemed almost evident, but his efforts were fruitless. For four years Lincoln was tried almost beyond endurance. Never was a man taxed with a heavier burden or a more difficult problem, but Lincoln, as no other man could do, endured all and emerged victorious.
He stood firm, trusting in God and the people in the dire disasters, desperate ventures and dangers that were a part of that great Civil War. The South was in arms against him and winning victories on the battlefield. The North was arrayed against him at the ballot box and organizing in secret societies to destroy his administration and aid the enemies of the republic. Despite all this, the patient Lincoln accomplished his mission and issued his Emancipation Proclamation, linking his name with the immortals. His devotion to the highest ideals combined with faith in men and his unfaltering trust in God made Lincoln what he was, “with malice toward none and charity for all.” He claimed no glory, crediting all to God. James Russell Lowell paid him a befitting tribute when he said:
“To front to lie in arms and not to yield—
This shows methinks, God’s plan And measure of a stalwart man.”
Lincoln likewise saw the recovery of the Mississippi valley, the defeat of Lee’s legions at Gettysburg, the American flag flying over the land of the South and North alike and even Lee’s surrender but he remained wise and modest, free from vanity. All the glory he gave to God and the army and navy. He shunned praise more than blame. Lincoln proved a wonderful president in every respect. He administered civil affairs so wisely no one could be found to take his place, so he was re-elected. Sane in all he did, he ruled his every act with common sense. He was a man of steel nerves, a great mind, firm conviction, and a strong will. Always gentle and kind, he was a friend to all, a true man of the people. His thoughts were always of the people and how he might serve them and in doing so, better the nation. Hon. J. E. Stevenson, of our own Ohio, said of Lincoln, that he possessed “true greatness, courage, wisdom and goodness—goodness to love the right and courage to do the right. Tried by these tests and by the touch stones of success he was the greatest of living men. He died for Union and Liberty, the savior of his country.”
Lincoln gave his sympathies to all men regardless of race or condition and thus endeared himself to the people. I like nothing better than that said of him by Emilio Castelar in the Spanish Cortes, “Abraham Lincoln was the humblest of the humble before his own conscience, the greatest of great before history.”
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Claudine Graves met a doughboy at a party.
Claudine: “And did you kill a Hun?”
“With what hand did you do it?” and Claudine seized his right hand and kissed it. A lieutenant standing by said to the doughboy: “Heavens, man, why didn’t you bite him to death?”
Ain't It So!
There’s law for this and law for that, The man in business sighed.
It keeps me guessing where I’m at And how my hands are tied.
My great concern today is not That I may shortly fail,
I have to give my every thought To keeping out of jail.
For profits that may comfort me No longer can I plan It’s taking all my time to be A law-abiding man.
Oh, sorry is the plight I’m in,
I have no path to choose,
The court will jail me if I win,
The sheriff if I lose.
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“You say Miss Ellis is desperate for a man?”
“Yes, she had twin beds put in her room, so that she’d have twice as many to look under.”
The constant drip of water Wears away the hardest stone. The constant gnaws of Towser Masticates the toughest bone. The constant wooing lover Carries off the blushing maid. And the constant advertiser Is the one that gets the trade.
F. Mertz: “Why did the foreman fire you yesterday?”
Moston Wood: “Well, a foreman is one who stands around and watches his gang work.”
Forest: “I know, but what’s that got to do with you?”
Moston: “Why, he got jealous of me.”
“I’m never going to get married.”
“Because you have to have sixteen wives. It says so in the marriage ceremony: four better, four worse, four richer, four poorer—and four times four are sixteen.”
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Red Earl: “My razor doesn’t cut at all.”
Dwight Baughman: “Why, Red, you don’t mean to tell me that your beard is
tougher than the oil cloth I cut this morning?”
W. E. Crouse: “Are you positive that the defendant was drunk?”
“No doubt,” growled officer Ralph Kennedy.
Crouse: “Why are you so certain about it?”
Kennedy: “Well, I saw him put a penny in the patrol box on Fourth street and
then he looked up at the clock on the Presbyterian church and roared, “Gosh! I’ve lost fourteen pounds weight.”
Betty Klingler: “Don’t you love driving on a beautiful night like this?”
Perg: “Yeah—but I thought I’d wait until we got further out in the country.”
Him: “I-I-I 1-1-love y-y-you!”
Her: “Say it again!”
Him: “M-my gosh! I-I said it t-three times t-the first t-time!”
“Sambo, where yo’ all gwine in such a rage?”
“Ah’s gwine to git dat doctah what sewed up mah operation with white thread.”
“Jimmie,” said his mother, “I wish you would run across the street and see how old Mrs. Smith is this morning!”
“Yes’m,” replied Jimmie, and a few minutes later he returned and reported: “Mrs. Smith says it’s none of your business how old she is.”
This is how experts tell—if their legs have seams, they’re stockings.
J. Hesser: “Do you file your fingernails?”
Dot Povenmire: “No, I just throw them away after I cut them off.”
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Teacher: “What is the “Order of the Bath?”
Paul Kiblinger: “Pa first, then Ma, then us kids, and then the hired girl.”
Manager of Accident Insurance Co.: “So you are positive that her accident was faked?”
George Allen: “Sure. She said her heel caught in the hem of her dress.”
The codfish lays a million eggs and the helpful hen lays one. The codfish never cackles to tell us what she’s done. And we scorn the codfish and the helpful hen we prize, because it indicates to you and me it pays to advertise.
Rowena Smila:—“Didn’t I see you in Oklahoma last year?”
Harry Greenawalt:—“No, I have never been there.”
Rowena:—“I haven’t either, it must have been two other people.”
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If your throat is dry,
If you can’t smoke or chew,
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Luella Hilty: “Do you know that Ruth DeVault has never spoken a hasty word
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James Ferrall: “How's that?”
Luella: “She stutters.”
Tom McGuffey: “There's a man outside who wants to know if any of the patients have escaped lately.”
Director of insane asylum: “Why does he ask?”
Tom: “He says someone has run away with his wife.”
Miller Ward:—I should like to try on that suit in the window.
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“Why does Howard Battels part his hair in the middle?” “Because every block has an alley.”
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Plumber: “I’ve come to fix that old tub in the kitchen.”
John Fry: “Mother, here’s the doctor to see the cook.”
Mr. Crawford (in Bible Class): “Can you tell me, Malcolm, what a hypocrite is?”
Malcolm: “Yes, sir. It’s a boy that comes to school with a smile on his face.” It’s darned easy to look pleasant When you’re feeling flip; But the man worth while Is the man who can smile With a cold sore on his lip.
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Absent-minded “Ginney”: “Say Dizzy, what time is it?’’
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Grandma: “Oh, Mary, darling, I am surprised! Aren’t you going to give your
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Mins Doty: “George I wish you wouldn’t whistle while you study.” George: “I wasn’t studying.”
Miss Bossert: “What is the duty of a petit jury?” Voice in the rear: “To pet.”
Coach: “How does it happen that all you boys get the. same answer to these
geometry problems?” ;c
Basketball Players: “Team work.”
Teacher: “Give me a definition for grapefruit.”
Harry: “A lemon that’s had a chance.”
Florine: “I told him that he must not see me any more Lelrma: “Well, what did he do?”
Florine: “He turned out the lights.”
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Miss Doty: “If you try to think of the author’s characteristics, you will be able
to answer the question. Just think of the man."
Margaret P.: But mother said 1 mustn’t think of men just yet."
A peach came walking down the street;
She was more than passing fair.
A smile, a nod, a half-closed eye,
And the peach became a pair.
Walter Routson:—“What keeps us from falling off the earth when we’re on the bottom.
Findley:—“The law of gravity."
Walter:—“Yes, but what did it before the law was passed."
Elizabeth:—“Do you think a girl should love before twenty?” Perg:—“No, that’s too large an audience."
If you can’t laugh at the jokes of the age, then laugh at the age of the jokes.
Bob Cole:—“My girl’s father is an undertaker. He has invented an automobile hearse and folks are just dying to ride in it."
Hush, little vampire, Don’t you cry;
You’ll get his frat pin Bye and bye.
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Freshman: “Are you trying to make a fool out of me?” Junior: “No, I never try to interfere with nature.”
Madge: “Have you graded my test paper yet?”
Miss Bossert: “I don’t have to grade yours, just the one that sits next to you.’
Modern girl (telephoning home at 3 a. m.): “Don’t worry about me, mother. I’m
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Miss Thompson: “What is the best combination of fruits?” Bob Cole: “A date with a peach.”
“Pudor”: “What’ll we do tonight?”
“Pete”: “We’ll spin a coin, heads it’s the movie, tails it’s Bolings. If it stands
on edge we’ll stay home and study.”
Waitress: “Is your cocoa hot, sir?”
Baldheaded Diner: “Oh, no, that’s just sunburned.”
Life is like a bicycle,
Keep moving or you’ll fall.
“What’s the fuss in the school yard, sonny?” asked Miller Ward as he passed a school.
“Why, the doctor’s just been around examinin’ us and one of the deficient boys is knocking h—11 out of a perfect kid.”
Molly Cassidy: “Shure, Pat, I had a certificate ov karacter, but I lost it cornin’
over. Phwat shall I do?”
Pat Murphy: “Niver moind, Molly, I’ll write ye wan.”
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“This is to certify that Molly Cassidy had a good karacter before she left the ould country, but losht it on shipboard coming over.”
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A student failed in an exam of all five subjects he took. He telegraphed to a brother—“Failed in all five. Prepare papa.”
The brother telegraphed back—“Papa prepared. Prepare yourself.”
Lady: “But don’t you find that horseback riding gives you a headache?” Instructor: “No, madam, just the reverse.”
A motor car with one horn can toss a man farther than a bull with two horns.
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A laugh is just like music It freshens up the day.
It tips the peaks of life with light And drives the clouds away. The soul grows glad that hears it And feels its courage strong. A laugh is just like sunshine For cheering folks along.
The quickness of the hand deceives the eye. That’s the reason there are so many black eyes.
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Allan High: “How come all the scratches on your face?”
Sailor: “The wife’s teachin’ me to eat with a fork.”
Doug Hermon: “Why hasn’t Daddy got much hair, mother?”
Mother: “Because he thinks a lot, sonny.”
Doug: “Then why have you got so much?”
Mrs. Hermon (pause): “Go-on-with-your-breakfast.”
H. Battels: “Do you believe in clubs for women?”
A. High: “Yes, if kindness fails.”
Our office boy calls his girl “Dandruff” because she’s always falling on his neck.
FOR UP-TO-DATE FOUNTAIN SERVICE AND QUALITY CONFECTIONS
J. O. TYSON
TAILORING, CLEANING, PRESSING AND REPAIRING HIGH GRADE SHOES
First Door North of Post OfficeSCHOOL SUPPLIES
Books. Tablets, Loose Leaf Note Books Moore, Conklin and Duofold Fountain Pens Kversharp Pencils
DANA E. WELSH
DRUGS ADA, OHIO BOOKS
R. Long: “Are you aware, my dear, that it takes three-fourths of my salary to
pay your bills?”
K. Reese: “Gracious, what do you do with the rest of the money?”
Wendell Binkley: “When can I shave like dad does, mother?” Mother: “Oh, not for a long time yet, dear.”
Wendell: “But why not? I know most of the words already.”
M. Taylor: “Why did you stop singing in the choir?”
M. Speer: “Because one day I didn’t sing and somebody asked if the organ had
An Oklahoma girl advertised for a husband and landed one in a very short time. The advertisement cost $8. She paid the wedding expenses, $9. In less than one year the husband died, says the Atchinson Globe, and left his widow an $11,000 insurance policy.
Now will you admit that it pays to advertise?
MCELROY’S EAT ARKET
FRESH AND SALT MEATS FLSH AND OYSTERS IN SEASON Phone I North Main Street We Deliver
ADA PLUMBING 8d HEATING CO.
DUNHAM VAPOR HEATING, FOR ECONOMY -FA+R»AN4tH-MORSE WATER SYSTEMS, FOR SERVICE ARMCO IRON SHEETMETAL WORK, FOR DURABILITY
Phone 370 Ada, OhioDR. G. S. WILCOX
Phones: Office 258, Residence 315 Ada, Ohio
YOU FURNISH THE HAIR AND WHISKERS AND WE DO THE REST AT THE
B. R. BURNETT, Proprietor
Nurse: “Whom are you operating on today?”
Surgeon: “A fellow who had a golf ball knocked down his throat at the links.” Nurse: “And who's the man waiting nervously in the hall? A relative?” Surgeon: “No, that’s the golfer—a Scotch gentleman. He’s waiting for his ball.”
Lady (visiting prison): “And how come you to be put in here, my good man?” “I’m unlucky,” declared the imprisoned wood alcohol vendor, who was in a confidential mood. “One of my customers didn’t go blind and he identified me.”
Mrs. Nut (handing her husband a saucerful of white powder): “John taste that
and tell me what you think it is.”
Mr. Nut: “It tastes like soda.”
Mrs. Nut: “That’s what I told Bridget. She declares it is rat poison. Taste it again to make sure.”
THE SUBURBAN POWER CO.
BETTER LIGHTING FOR THE SCHOOL AND HOME
218 North Main Street Phone 208
EUGENE R. HUBER’S PHARMACY
ADA 221 North Main OHIO1872 56 Years in Ada 1928
Best Wishes for the Class of 1928
J. T. CUNNINGHAM CO.
DKY GOODS, CLOAKS, RUGS, DRAPERIES AND FOOTWEAR North Main Street Ada, Ohio
First Darky: “What fo’ yo’ name your baby “Electricity Mose?”
Second Darky: “Well, mah name am Mose, and mah wife’s name is Dinah, and if Dinamose don’t make Electricity, what does dey make?”
Streets: “How is it that you are so lucky at cards and always lose at horse racing?” Dick Main: “Well, I can’t shuffle the horses.”
I often pause and wonder
At fate’s peculiar ways, For nearly all famous men Were born on holidays.
Willys-Overland Fine Motor Cars
Phone 63 114-116 E. Buckeye
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