Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH)

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 RHHRHHRHHIHRHHHFff jforevvoi Q I Wfc' aite this opportunity to wank all those who have helped to make this, the nrhth Vohnne pf the “f‘iypfe rtnri Gol4,”132.1 mTDDUEHHimHHRRRF E e£ncation • i i - Thi« the Kiifhih Volume of tin n t — of tl e liistiry depd-tmej r 7F k iSleesman, Moore, Stambaugh, Judkins, Berger, Shadley BOARD OF EDUCATION of the ADA RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT J. F. STAMBAUGH, President Mrs. Cora I). Judkins, Vice President C. B. Moore, Clerk Henry Sleesman Earl Shadley F. L. Berger Progressive Outlook Businesslike A dministration Interest in School Affairs —That's Our School Board.Uo Hba iHicjb To A fin Hi(jh, 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, Well keep them ever up on high; To Ada High, our own school Well praise thee to the sky. For high school walls and high halls, We love thee best of all. For Ada High, our own school, Well 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, Well always stand the test; For high school ways and high school days, We love thee best of all. Sidney R. Boyd.Superintendent C. C. Crawford Executive Head Instructor in Bible Muskingum, A. B. University of Michigan, M. A. Superintendent Ada Schools ’22-’29 Instructor in Summer School at Muskingum and Ohio Northern Superintendent of Morrow County SchoolsPrincipal O. R. Findley Principal Science Muskingum, B. S. 1922 Ohio State, ’27, ’28. Principal of Lakeville High Hi-Y Sponsor Science Club Sponsor President of Student-Faculty Council Senior Class AdviserVioletta Thompson Bluff ton, Ohio Clul, C. K. Gray A tin, Ohio Ohio Northern University Instructor in History, Civics Science Faculty Manager of Athletics Sponsor of. Know-the-World I,. Bossert hinytonville, Ohio nion College in History Faculty Council History Club State, Summer of ’28 Crawford Mt. Gilead, Ohio Denison University, I’h. Columbia University Instructor in Lisbon High School Instructor in Latin Sponsor of Latin Club Faculty Librarian Mildred Doty Bruton Ridge, Ohio Ohio Northern. A. R. University of Mic w Instructor in Centerburg Instructor in English Sponsor of English Club rs. Edgar McElwain Ada, Ohio Northern hio State istructor in Perrysburg. Lake Township Smith-Hughes Instructor Sponsor of Health Club Vf.ka I. Barnes Arid, Ohio Jeannette Duncan Ada. OhioZo the jfacult Farewell to thee, dear Faculty, Our thanks to thee is tendered, For lesson taught and battles fought, For love and service rendered. Yon made us toil, you made us work, Yet cheerily you encouraged Our lagging steps, nor let us shirk The work you put before us. Full many a time you had to use Authority to quell us. For we were sure a lively bunch And liked to be quite zealous. And many times your patience tried By pranks we all enjoyed, And drew a frown and word of scorn At methods we employed. Well do we know at many times Your work has not been happy, And surely ’twas an hateful task To teach a class so nappy. And though we could not perfect be We think you have enjoyed A class as full of pep and glee A.s we to be appear. Dear Faculty, so kind and true, Alas! now we hate to go, But we must constantly advance For you have taught us to grow. Farewell to thee, dear Faculty, As a toast we pen this line,— It (re's health and wealth and many a smil From the Class of Twenty-nine. The Reed Sisters, G. E.Senior Officers “The meeting will now come to order,’ says “Ginty,” our illustrious president. “Ginty” is always right there when there’s any business on hand, and the Seniors have more than appreciated his efforts. Then there’s “Ray” Harding our Vice President. Although “Ray” has had no opportunity to assume entire responsibilities he has always been a cheerful and ready worker. “This is the last day for dues!” This is the famous battle cry of our Secretary-Treasurer “Liz” Raker. The Seniors always found finances on hand due to “Liz’s” efforts as our money gatherer. CLASS COLORS—Red and White CLASS FLOWER—American Beauty Roue CLASS MOTTO—Our aim success, our hope to win. [20]History of the Class of 1929 Four years of achievement have passed into time’s eternal discard, and the record for Ada High of the Class of 1929 is now complete. Four years of endeavor, four years of success, four years of progress, have made for the Class of ’29 a most enviable record, which should serve as an incentive for succeeding classes to follow on this established course of progress and accomplishment. The Class of ’29 has always been dominant in the activities of the school. The achievements of its students have brought honor and fame to the class and to the school. The contributions of this class to athletics, to dramatics, to literary and forensic enterprises, and to all causes for the higher development of the school, have been so outstanding that they make the history of the class an honor and a pleasure to unfold. Our class was organized September, 1925, with Royal Shanks as president, Paul Routson as Vice President, and Florine Baransy as Secretary-Treasurer. We chose red and white as our class colors and have carried them throughout our high school career. In our Freshman year we were well represented in school activities. Royal Shanks won the Franklin essay contest, and Josephine Conner received the first “A” among our girls for her ability in handling the basketball. We carried off the honors in the Interclass Contest and won the silver loving cup, with Royal Shanks winning the oration and Florine Baransy the short story. The Sophomore year found our class forging ahead with unabated enthusiasm toward a goal of progress. The Class of ’29 was organized in its second year with John States as president, Tom McGuffey as Vice President, and Lelrma Landon as Secretary-Treasurer. This year Royal was again successful and won the Lincoln essay prize. And again at Interclass we were successful and the cup remained in our possession. In addition to these scholastic activities, we also furnished our share of athletes in football, basketball, and track. Now comes the record of that illustrious year of the Class of ’29—its third year. The officers who directed the class during this year were George Hindall, president, Claudine Graves, Vice President, and Margaret Peterson, Secretary-Treasurer. During this third year, many of the classmen entered the ranks of football. Also in basketball the Class had capable representatives. Ray Harding, Harry Greenawalt, Miller Brown, “Johnny” States, “Cliff” Harding, Paul Routson, and George Hindall, all did their “bit” to make this season a success; and we were all justly proud of the purple “A’s” our class received. The Junior-Senior banquet was an important feature of the spring. We banqueted the Seniors royally, although it made our financial standing not so high. Again we won the Interclass Contest. We don’t want to be selfish but we would like to have it just once more. (Since the time of writing this wish has been realized. In winning the contest four consecutive years, we feel that the Class of 1929 has set a record that will not soon be equalled.) 1 inally we came to the rank of Seniors. Again we elected a very capable set of officers: Walter Routson, President; Ray Harding, Vice President; and Elizabeth Baker, Secretary-Treasurer. The annual play given by the class was entitled “Arnold Goes Into Business,” and was one of the greatest dramatic successes of the year. A capable cast of thirteen members presented the play. During the remainder of the year the worthv spirit of the Class of ’29 was evident in every branch of school life. A most splendid year was brought to an eventful close. Achievement was the keynote of the endeavor of the class. Now—Commencement—and the culmination of our high school career. With so magnificent a record behind us, and the world before us,— “Let us then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.” Margaret Bowers, ’29.Carl Deringer Ada Grammar School Science C Art Club Know-the Steadily ne With but He'll do big Without needle Ada Class Art Cl Pep Book Intercl Intercl Chorudl lizabet 11 Baker Ada Grammar School Current Event Club ’2d Pep Club ’27, ’28, Sec'y. Book Lovers’ Club ’29 Class Secretary-Treasurer ’29 Chorus ’26 An awful tease, a peel: of fun, A loyal friend, a jolly chum. “Liz” makes her way straight to your heart. We'll surely miss her when we part. Louise Ham mitt Box well Graduate . Current History Club '2(5, Treas. English Club ’27, ViceSPres. Latin Club 28, Pro. French Club ’29 Chorus ’27 Her health! And would on earth there stood Soon jn(he of such a frame That lift knig ft all he poetry And weariness a name. V lub 29, Pres. 7 and ’29 Sign ’26 and ’28 Cheer Leader ’27-’29 Seniorj,Class Play Here's Upree cheers for uHetr She's winy to talk with Sin 's yr tty to walk with— And she's surely hard to heal Hale Messenger Pippapass, Ky., Grammar- School Hi-Y ’28, ’29 Science Club ’26, ’27, and '29 English Club ’28 Boosters’ Club ’29 Interclass Sign ’27, ’29 Chapel Program Committee ’29 Of Worthy uDoctor” Messi nger I purpose now to tell. !L worketh hard at many things And iloein themcynU veu. [22JHarry Green aw alt Ada Grammar .School Hi-Y '28, ’29 Sportsmanship Club Science CBib[’29, Pres Football ’» 29 Basketball ] y ji Athletic Association 1 I'm all the soiMLwithin Ami nil the. (laugh terny i And tho I'm fhymtll (il My best )to ne t i ub bln LeIrma Landon Eileen 1 Cadiz 1 Pep Cl Historjl Boostej Intercll Chorus Public! Senior! Nation It’s her starry bright eyes Ami In smile that's so true Th a t in a kefr us fully realist How much she can do. ammar School '27, ’28 :iub ’29 Club ’29 I ’28, ’29 !6, ’27 leaking Flay ’29 ass Play-Honor Societyfnager Clarence Estill Ada Grammar School Science Club 26-’29 Presi fen Intend as Lighting Play Clare g sitwndt A scientfaidii There isn't ifi And he gre Lois Je Ada Activi “Pu Class Art C Latin Pep C French Booste Intercl Chorus Athletic; Senior C lie h)iilfIs hoo Josephine Conner Ada Grammar School Pep Club ’27, ’28 English 129, Secretary ’lub ’29, Secretary Sign ’20-'29 £6-’28 Board '29, is Play ATES ula grammar School Business Manager “Purple and bY ’27, '28, Pres; -’29 English Club ’26, ’27 jortsmanship Club '28 deuce Club 29 Boosters’ Club 29 Class Officer ’27 Football ’28, ’29 Basketball ’28, ’29 Interclass ’28, ’29 Student Council '27, '28 Senior Class Play National Honor Society Our “Johnny” looketh very wise Grades say he knowelh much. But he does other things besides. Blags basketball and such. Basketball ’27 2?f Captain ’29 Interclass Sign ’20, Athletic Board '29 it to “SkeeV' o pall the fmnl jokes W t-y fincyjjtl—80 sdg all tin An all agourufgirl, at work or at pUiy JjB L She'll suv( j takt' a herself soiiie ring Raymond Hardin name for Ada Gr«... Class Vice Cj School ’29 Hi-Y Club '27-’29 Current History Club ’2 History Club ’27 Sportsmanship Club '2$ French Club ’29 Boosters-’ Club '29 Laboratory Assistant T 9 Footl)all '28, ’29 Basketball ’28, Capt. ’2! Athletic Board '29 IfdenT Council ’29 The old Speak or Oar moa Spea naAm read forever hohi era Jud belt Bay' is sure fond oj ail. -s and At basket ball alwayt vorJs hard. Oar captain hale, and hel rtg teas he O- ; A mit-tv. liknimr jtarfBr[25] ADELBERT SHADLEY Mustard Grammar EngliAP sa Forurr Adelbcri He's ha cheer. JP mf w “The m School FlorineI Ada G Ass’t. Class Art C Latin Pep C Interc Public! Senior] NatioiT School “Purple and Gold' -Treasurer ’26 2C and ’28 freaking Play 29 Pass Play ! Honor Society face] i;n Luwma.n Ada Grammar Art Club 26 Pep Club ’27, ’28 Know-the-World Club Basketball ’28, ’29 Chorus ’26 Public Speaking Play ’29 Claudine Graves Granville Grammar School Ml. Gilead 'Mi Class Editor of- ititiS aj ’28 Class V'ice President ’ , ’28 Shakespearean Cluly ' 2f Pep Club ’27, ’28 fypok Lovers’ Club ’29, Vice Pres. W Hhterclass Sign ’28 - Ch trus ’27 riClass Play lit fe ctitc Zirl l so smart She'll eaJuyrjk Right into your {heart. George Ada Grammar School Sport Editor a wi Gold’ Class President Hat well we know her sinless mind § 7 27, 28, Is pure as the angel forms above Gentle and meek and chaste and kind Such as a spirit well might lore. It's not It It true It's just Flo vine that appeals to you. not p-rettg hoi, V not her smiles, tho they We M I . Pros. Football Manager 29 Basketball ’29 Interclass ’29 Interclass Sign ’26, ’27 Athletic Board ’29 Student Council ’26 Senior Class J Uy debates with prSf IaM such Del'shows much brain aid wit He’s friendly and we like JiiimM » rh His mischief even adds a bit.Royal Shanks Ada Grammar School Editor-in-Chief “Purple and Gold” Class President ’26 Hi-Y Club Forum Club ’2' Interclass Chorus, ’26-Orchestra ’29 fra tor in Essay 26 Winner of Lincoln Essay ’27 Class Basketball '29 National Honor Society Hank may bt quite tall—but any, ran he xoito'k? His chief love A talking, they say. Ami he p'hfS Up our classes with |many (fi ' ghten the day Manuel Schmidt Senior Class Winner Fra it1 Mary Wolfrom Ada Grammar School Art Club '26 -» English Club Pep Club ’28 French Club ’29 m Chorus ’28, 29 Havana, Cuba, Grammar SchooThe kind of a friend Science Club ’29 Ute end Schmidt comes front the Sunny ; pid South (r00 J (lt work W Via But we’ve found him a friendly Others may come and others may scout 00 And wish hint success where'er hc u Mary goes an for aye. goes. And helpibi « Donna v Havila Class Class English Current] French Chorus We We9 Yet strays For hapi LINGER rammar School ent '26 President ’27 ub '27 Club ’28, Sec’y helpful ways s gaht. er she fro 77”: Richard Michael Paulding Grammar School Hi-Y Club ’29 Paulding High School ’2C -’28 Class Sec’y.-Treas. ’26-’l 8 Science Club ’29 Football 27-’29 Football Manager ’26 Chorus ’26- 29 We introduce this stalwart lad Well built of bone and muscle An athlete—lies' not so bud T Vh o made our rival inistle.Gladys Jean Reed Cadiz Grammar School Bingham Literary Society Pep Club mu Latin Cl Chapel Senior Cl Intercla e National T1 Has ready t Always a p She brigiteii a jest 1 A nd entd vim an Charles Ada G: Science Art Cl Englis! Histor; Intercl Class Bachelort Bachelor We're su Single hi 8, 29 am Com Play Y rarv aoci and win IWL with yep, cs HER » mar Schoo ub ’26 ub 28 b '29, Vice President Sign ’27 tball ’29 lub L Roi’TSON Miller Brown Ada Grammar School Science Club ’26 Sportsmanship Club 27, ’28 Health Club 29 Football ’28, Capt. ’29 Chorus ’26 Athletic Board ’29 Senior Class Play The light, that lies in woman's eyes. He knoweth all about it. And Frances',ns milt rile is paradise How can you dare to doubt it? Ada Grammar School Snapshot Editor of “Purple and Gold” Class Vice President ’26 viany Science Club ’26, ’27 Sportsmanship Club ’28 Health Club ’29 Boosters’ Club ’29 Football ’28, ’29 Chorus ’26-’28 Vice Pres. Athletic Association Basketball ’28, ’29 Orchestra ’26-’29 The girls like Very and so do the boys, Are girls or music or football his McGuffev Grammar S' Margaret Bowers joys? We're sure he's a winner whichever it be Full of pep and mischief is he. ichool wd is freed( 7n lood is peart. he does not nnsh cease. Latin Club ’27 English Club ’28 Book Lovers’ Club ’29 Chorus ’27, ’28 Margy is quiet and shy a, With, curly hair and big eyes She'll make some one a wife quite sweet And bake good cakes and things to oi. - d nice Yrown [27]Robert Wallick Ada Grammar School Art UKib 2 Sciend Sportsma Football Interol ss Robert I At ever His oo Jfl His am what. Lima Central Junior Hidtl H-Y ’29 Science Club Sec’y. French Club ’2‘.) Football ’29gj . Senior Class Play Lester is slow as he can Rat like tortoise known of old He's steady and sure and full of 0° y lr He keeps on going with ardor bold Rutii Grirbens Arlington Grammar School Arlington High ScfeiCT Book Lover; Chorus ’27-’29 Operetta ’29 Just as perfume doth In 'the place where it is remembra , hearts u ) jT A FranckI Ada Art C| Fnglis Frencj Know{ Choru Interc Public un r •2( lub ’27 lub '28 World Club ’29, Pres. 26-’28 ;s Sign ’26-’28 peaking Play ’2! naidi n fair I ninth rhann Oh, F Has bin I quite r- And tlntyhc doesn't lire hi town Her favorn coTor still is w jrowi ire, Walter Routson Ada Grammar SchooM Ait Editor of “Purple and Gold’1 Class 'President 29 I History Club ’26 Science Club ’27, ’28 Know-thc-World Club Vico President Boosters’ Club ’29, 1 Xnferclass Sign ’28, Class Basketball •27-'1 There are two sides to t My side and the wrong Speaking of pride und p Oinny admits it, himself.] Pres. [28]Clifton Harding Mildred Rout well Ada Ci Sport sjSl, Science Foothill Class Cliff's e friend And a u| There'll (jood Whercv OMK School are haj s id are mmv Orange- Center-English C French Club Orchestra ’27, Public Speaking Plav School Monitor - Librarian Mi LI ER School Current History Club 26 Science ’27, President ’28 Rook Lovers’ Club ’29 Chorus ’27, ’28, ’20 Interclass Sign ’27, ’28, ’29 tor a nd forgetful ourself, E L'JifHht ■ftanj hind ft tr,n x Ever a a planner,.a help Ever the sajjxff t hat's yoy. Tho he isn't Til lie the Toiler IIY like him quite a lot. For scientific tilings and such He's always on the spot. Dorotiie Forest Travel House Choru Public Some fo Some fo But it's One that's more often glad. (). R. Findley ior Class Sponsor Basins Findley be liown as Fiffn Is our class sponsor He is a jolly good fellow outside of school A nd fo get i us try. h e makes y 129]Senior Class Prophecy Time 2000 A. D. Place—Hades. Persons—Plato and Spirit of Author Scene—A brimstone plateau on the wrong side of the river Styx. Pluto is seen attempting to place a frigidaire. His red cap is aslant between his horns and his red flannel suit is very dirty due to the stubbornness of the frigidaire in being installed. Pluto speaks, “Well, without a doubt this is a great improvement. Business ought to pick up. I must put something in the catalogue about cool refreshing drinks being served here.” “Yes, Mr. Devil,” I agreed. “It would be a splendid attraction for your business, but say, Old Top, let me help you.” And with a few experienced twists I had it perfectly installed. “Whoopee,” he cried, “I’ll give you your long wanted desire to visit the Cavern of Careers for that nifty piece of work. You sure know how.” We walked through several weird and algae overhung passages until we came to a larger boulder. He knocked three times and to my extreme surprise it moved away. There stood a grotesque dwarf, peering through long shaggy lashes straight at me. I was not long held in suspense and fear, for the dwarf drawled, in a low, rumbling sound, “Well, well, you came at last, did you? Now that you are here, I don’t mind telling you, you are the first spirit that has ever entered the Cavern of Careers.” I entered, prepared for most anything and was not surprised to see little people swarming around like so many bees. We approached one man who was weaving a sort of web of the sheerest material, as beautiful as the most fickle could desire. “A beautiful career as it appears at first glance, but look at it more closely,” rumbled on my host. I did so and was surprised to see on its surface many blots and disfigurations. So many careers seem enviable at first glance, but are to be avoided when understood. This only served to arouse my curiosity further, so I asked my host if I could look at the careers of the Prehistoric Ada High Class of 1929. “By all means,” he said, “I’ll be proud to show you that group. It is among my best.” He drew forth a long key, unlocked another door, and we entered another chamber. In the middle of the room I esp!ed a sign, ‘‘Careers of Ada High Class of 1929” and dashed wildly over. The first career was that of Frances McAlpin. It was unusually large but on closer inspection I found it to be united with that of Miller Brown who owned a chain of drug stores in Monroe. Next came that of Paul Routson, a musician of great renown, farming near Ada ip the summer months. Ruth Gribbens made a large fortune selling the record “My Last Love” by Forget Monott. George Allen and Charles Fisher were still wisecracking and had successfully filled the vacancy of Bud Fisher, the great Mutt and Jeff cartoonist. Margaret Peterson and Claudine Graves, being inseparable, had established a home for wealthy old bachelors and were reaping rich rewards. Lois Jean Ju kirs a Florine Baransy had recently visited “The Little Church Around the Corner” and bestowed eternal happiness on the lives of two of that Prehistoric Class. John States and Lester Evans. Walter Routron, with his witty tongue and amusing laugh, had made a name for Hr self and was now president of the I. W. W. Association with headquarters at Iloboken, Alaska. Robert Wallick. retaining his Ada High football ability had taken the place of Red Grange and was seriously contemplating accepting his last movie offer. =:------------------ L:i J INext came Eileen Reed, with her wonderful ability to talk. She was general adviser to the president of the U. S. and was said to be practically running the country. Clarence Estill had turned out to be a great wizard along electrical lines. His latest invention was an electrical device to do all the studying for the students of Ada High School. Harry Greenawalt’s long sought desire was at last granted. He was the proud owner of a large dance hall near Ada. Margaret Bowers and Mildred Boutwell were promising young debutantes just returned from Europe where they had been welcomed into all the royal society. Helen Lowman was a successful scientist and explorer and had given many valuable donations to the World's Museum after a prolonged hunt in the wilds of Africa. Donna vonKlinger was a famous model in one of the exclusive shops in Chicago. Lelrma Landon had successfully made her debut and led a life of leisure as all other great opera stars do. Next came a much blotted one. It was that of Lawrence Miller and Adelbert Shadley who had attempted to gain fame and money quickly by running a model dairy. They had gone bankrupt and were now rising young bond salesmen. Raymond Harding, the basketball hero of that prehistoric class, was still in the athletic business and had won world-wide fame in the 2000 Olympics held at Alger, Ohio. Dick Michael, after that famous Senior Class Play of '29, took a liking to French, went to Paris, married a “petite” French girl, and is now stage manager in a large theatre. Royal Shanks, the great prehistoric orator, was now a member of the Supreme Court, much envied by his former classmates. Carl Deringer surprised his friends and became a great vaudeville actor. I began to wonder if there were no teachers from that illustrious group, but looking closely at the next I found that Mary Wolfrom now filled the vacancy of Miss Duncan in the new Ada High School building, the third since that memorable building that passed out in 1929. Louise Hammitt had settled in Bucyrus and established a tea room much frequented by A. H. S. students. Eugene Hemphill and Dorothea Dome, after a prolonged courtship were married and seemed happy. Eugene was a rising young lawyer. Next came Clifton Harding, the great lover of sleep. Having fallen heir to several millions he had installed feather-backed seats in the old building and thus made school a pleasure. Manuel Schmidt had taken a great liking for dear old Ada and was now a professor at “Lehr’s Grand Mistake.” Elizabeth Baker had moved to Detroit where she owned a fancy lamp and drapery shop. It is patronized to a large extent by the opposite sex who find that her variety of selection always pleases them. George Hindall has been placed on the U. S. marathon team, due to his speed in covering the distance between his home and Kenton. Gladys Reed has secured a position as stunt rider in the Barnum Bailey Circus. She thought a college education the bunk and says she just loves her work. She is never lonesome or homesick because of her companion, Hale Messenger, general manager of lighting the tents and painting the zebras. I began rummaging around, peering into dark corners and throwing careers in all directions. My host, hearing the noise, waddled over to where I stood. “Oh-ho,” he chuckled, “Thou seekest thy own career but that you cannot see.” Being thoroughly satisfied with my investigation of that famous Prehistoric Group, I returned to Hades to get a cool refreshing drink from my friend Pluto. Josephine Conner, ’29.Senior Class Grumble Would anyone kindly tell me why this thing has to be written? If you can tell me that, perhaps you could tell me why they had to pick on me. It’s a wonder they couldn’t have done it during a season of bad weather instead of on the best day we’ve bad since last summer. Rut I suppose that is easy to explain. I’m a member of the class of ’29. We get all the tough breaks! Even the people of the town seem to have something against us and refused to build a new school building until we were out of high school. e never did anything to them except to bother them occasionally when we were somewhat younger. There is a possibility of course that they were simply afraid to let go of some of those 1890 sheckles that they have been nursing ever since they have laid hands on them. Rut we wouldn’t mind if that was all that was bothering us. Those insipid, bothering Freshmen, who are continually bothering us with their meaningless prattle about nothing in particular are probably our biggest worry. They wander about the corridors with that blank look on their foolish faces which is enough to get on anybody’s nerves and when they get on the streets they assume an air of importance that would mislead a stranger into thinking that they might possibly possess a minute quantity of the knowledge of life. Rut I suppose we will have to tolerate them during our few remaining weeks in Ada High School. Now to make things worse, all Seniors are required to take Civics which would be a very interesting subject if Mr. Gray wouldn’t try to make up a new kind of test every week. He’s sure invented more impossible kinds of tests than Seashore ever dreamed of. Rut he’s no different than the rest of the faculty, he simply chooses a different kind of torture. They’re a terrible lot; they stay up every night trying to think up harder questions to put in the six weeks’ tests. Rut we are told they are an evil that must be put up with (in high school). Once before in this useless narrative I mentioned the Freshmen. Rut they are not the only ones that bother us. The Sophomores are not much better. Just because they know where room 12 is they think they are experienced in all things of life. All of them think they are promising young athletes and insist on staying out for teams until they are automatically dropped from the squad. The Juniors are not much better than the Sophomores. They have the nerve to call themselves upperclassmen and try to play the part, but Oh, what a miserable failure. The old building can have a wider range of temperatures at one time than any other one spot on the globe. It contains more prehistoric caricatures than any museum in the United States. Rut what’s the use of going on like this? I’m not getting any place this way and the reader is probably r.ot being cheered up to any great extent so I might as well close my trap for a while. Lester Evans, '29.Class Will We, the Senior Class of Ada High School, being of supreme intellectual attainment, unusually retentive memory, and unprecedented physical ability, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be our last will and testament and do dispose of our property, both real and imaginary, to the small body of enlightened students yet remaining at aforesaid school, in the following manner, here to-wit: Section 1 1. To the faculty of said high school we bequeath our gratitude for its patience and unceasing effort in our behalf. 2. We leave the loving cup won for four consecutive years by our representatives in the Interclass Contest to whatever class may be of sufficient dramatic ability to triumph in next year’s contest. 3. We do give and bequeath in behalf of the entire high school, the old school building to the lower grades. May they tread reverently the halls once roamed by those who have “gone before,” and gaze in wonder at the intricate carving and delicate waxwork upon the desks. 4. All new French verb forms invented by Ray Harding we will to Miss Barnes. Section II To the Juniors we leave all the sedatenesfi and gravity of bearing befitting the rank of Seniors and other property as follows: 1. All Civics outlines that may have been left upon the front seats by Mr. Gray we give to the Juniors for future reference. 2. To the Junior class as a wdiole we will the job of issuing the next “Purple and Gold.” 3. To Bill Campbell we leave Perg Routson’s skill in playing the cornet. 4. Cliff Harding’s imperviousness to knowdedge we bequeath to Ben Gilmore. 5. To Paul Anspach w’e give Carl Deringer’s willingness to serve the school in such matters as taking tickets, counting ballots, and washing window’s. 0. To Lucille Rose we leave Frances McAlpin’s deliberateness of speech. 7. We bequeath Gladys Reed’s title, “Official Bookworm,” to Miriam May Smull. 8. Lclrma Landon’s mildness of manner we leave to Rowrena Smila with the hope that she may become a reserved and dignified Senior.Section III To the Sophomores we do give and bequeath the following: 1. Harry Greenawalt’s propensity for sitting on thumb tacks we leave to Charles Allen. 2. Skeet Conner’s skill in basketball we confer upon Virginia Wilson. 3. The devotion of Miller Brown and Frances McAlpin we bequeath to Paul Kiblinger and Margaret Petersen, with the wish that their romance may be as enduring. 4. To Wendell Binkley we bequeath Clarence Estill’s scientific bent. 5. To Oren Dickason we leave George HindalPs talent for clowning. G. To Bernard Freeman we give the oratory of Royal Shanks. 7. To “Skipper” Hetrick we bequeath Charles Fisher’s art of holding a cigarette. Section IV To the Freshmen we bequeath our love for our books and for our teachers. Also the following articles as follows: 1. To Frank Pumphrey we give Ginty Routson’s profound love for argument. 2. To Imogene Gant we leave Lois Jean Judkins’ musical talent. 3. To “Ichabod” Elzay we bequeath Tillie Miller’s “air-mindedness.” 4. A portion of Eileen Reed’s avoirdupois we leave to Kathryn Kelly. 5. To William Cunningham we bequeath Lester Evans’ reserved seat in the regular Thursday evening study hall. Section V We hereby nominate and appoint C. C. Crawford as the executor of this, our last will and testament. Done this 17th day of May, A. I). 1929. (Signed) THE SENIOR CLASS. The above and foregoing instrument was at the date therof signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Senior Class as and for their last will and testament in presence of us, who, at their request, and in their presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. I'M] (Signed) JAY E. PHILLIPS. (Signed) E. M. ROUTSON.Junior Officers The Juniors were indeed lucky this year to have as their president that piece of “good goods in a small package” which answers to the name of Fry. Johnny has made an admirable show of his executive abilities and has the well deserved appreciation of the whole class. Billie, our vice president of this year, has not had an opportunity to exhibit her wares, but we feel sure that she could do it with the success with which her undertakings are always blessed. “Here, you Juniors, when do you intend to pay your dues anyway?” It’s just the old, old story—but this time it’s Edna who broadcasts it. And we really are thankful for such an efficient “loud speaker,” for due to her efforts we can follow the time-worn custom of our annual banquet again this year. CLASS COLORS—Blue and Gold CLASS FLOWER—RoseJunior Class History One day as I was wandering in the country I came upon a band of gypsies—real, honest-to-goodness ones they were, too, with spangles and tambourines. As another proof that they were real gypsies—after I left them I found I had left my wrist watch with them. I was talking to one of the young girls, about my age, who said she could ‘‘tell fortunes” or anything I especially wanted to know about the faded past or misty future. I decided to test her and I said, “Are you sure you can tell me everything I can ask you?” She nodded her head so I asked her to tell me everything she could about the present Junior class. She remarked that it was rather hard but after I paid her well she told me the following story. Three years ago, last September, a large group of intelligent looking young people entered the old office of Ada High School to enroll. The Seniors called them greenhorns, freshies, and other such names, but they were not as green as they imagined. The Freshmen soon became a part of the high school organization and entered the various activities. As class officers Carl Kiblinger was chosen for President; Arden Candler, Vice President; Rowena Smila, Secretary; and Loine Ash, Treasurer. Charles Anspach, a member of the class, won his letter in football and Ted Arnold in basketball. Of course these poor innocents had much trouble with slips of all colors, Mr. Findley, Miss Crawford, and like things, but these were soon forgotten when they became elevated Sophomores. This year when Interclass time came around the Sophomores’ sign worked better than their “Old Oaken Bucket” of the year before. Wilhelmina Arbogast won the reading for the Sophomores in the contest. More letters were received, William Campbell’s name being added to the list of the wearers of the “A”. The class officers were for this year: Arden Candler, President; Ben Gilmore, Vice President; Wilhelmina A rbogast, Secretary-Treasurer. When they went out of the assembly room into the “Junior Home Rooms” you could just feel an air of pride around them. They, too, began speaking of the Freshmen as “under classmen” and they began to avoid being excited when asked to “perform” in chapel. The class officers were: John Fry, President; Wilhelmina Arbogast, Vice President; and Edna Bureau, Secretary-Treasurer. The class, in general, takes a great interest in the Chorus and musical contests and operettas. Rowena Smila won in Interclass, the short story for the Juniors.” Here the story stopped, “I am sorry,” she said, “But I have forgotten the rest.” I was sorry too, for I wished to know what the future would bring our class but only time will tell what worlds are ahead of the Junior Class of ’29 to conquer. [37]The Junior Class GIRLS Arbograst. Wilhelm inn Ash, Loine liaughman, Klla Baum, Helen Iiurvan. Edna Cornish, Mildred DeVault, Helen DeVault. Ruth Doersam, Kathryn Hunt. Isabelle Lindsley. Georgunna Long. Pauline Marshall. Donna McAlpin. Mary MeAlpin, Thirza McCleary, Golda McGinnis. Evelyn Moore, Grace Roberts, Waunita Hose. Lucille Shrider, Imogene Siiii la, Rowena Sinull, Miriam Tarr, Doris Welly, Lou el la Wilcox, Mildred Zimmerman, Madgr BOYS Anspach, Charles Anspach. Paul Arnold. Theodore llamberg, Charles Campbell. William Clapper, 1 Joyd Fry, John Gilmore, lien Hawes. Homer Johnson, Wilbur Kiblinger, Carl Long, James Me Elroy. Glen Meeker, Orval Meyer. John Phillips, Jay Rutledge, Jack Shively, Howard Spar. Floyd Strahm, Clair Thompson, LeRoy Wilson, Harold Webb. Alex [38]Junior Jottings y X- Another year has rolled around and we are Juniors. What a grand and glorious feeling! Since our class entered high school it has forged to the front quite noticeably and why not with so many illustrious members? We've contributed our share to athletics and next year we’re going to crash through in the biggest way possible with that “big mass of muscle” Bill Campbell captaining the forthcoming All-Ohio football team. The Almighty Arnold, triple threat man in the sport world, will assume command in the basketball sphere along with Evelyn McGinnis, who we grant is beautiful all right—but not so dumb. The year has been crowded with big events for the Juniors and the biggest yet to come, that annual affair, the Junior-Senior Banquet, when the Juniors send the Seniors off into the world at large. The banquet is well under way and it is going to be the best ever. The treasurer will readily enough verify that last remark. The Seniors can razz us all they want to but they are all the least bit jealous because the Juniors get to spend a year in the new building. While next year they are out working hard or plodding along at college just one out a thousand others, the Juniors will be in their element enjoying all the old high school activities in a marvelous new building. We managed that pretty well. “Oh-h-h-h!” Don’t tell anyone. What can it be? Rumor after rumor floats around the old corridors—everywhere the buzz of suppressed excitement. Pauline Long is married and no April fool about it. While we have partially lost Pauline we have, however, gained a valuable addition in Jay Phillips. When it comes to artistic ability that boy surely rates. And that reminds me that the window sign was a huge success, a triumph for the Juniors, for we can appreciate the lights not going out. We won’t mention any names but several well known seniors admitted after Interclass night that they lost a little of that ever present confidence and succumbed to anxiety when the Juniors came “to the front” as it were. Next year we’ll be satisfied with nothing less than the cup. We hope our sister class, the Freshmen, have noticed our prominent berth in high school affairs. We remember only too well the hard knocks of the “primary year,” our eagerness to make special reports and to do outside reading with a zeal prompted, as Mr. Findley would say, “bv the right attitude.” Last year marked quite an advancement in class room etiquette. A large number became adept at conversing out loud in place of the customary whispers. A few of the more radical members attempted—I say attempted—sleeping in class and gum chewing became an art. Whatever there remained to do has been adopted and done this year. Non modo expectamus orbes novos vincere. Miriam Smull. 139] Hi — ■■■■ —The Junior A B C’s A—stands for Arnold, our illustrious Ted, Who can run real fast and stand on his head. B—stands for Babe and Billie, too, Who are both quite peppy and appeal to you. C—stands for Clair, the Latin shark, Who in the world will make his mark. I)—stands for Doris, our flapper fair, Who wears short skirts and curls her hair. E—stands for Evelyn, our basketball queen, And when it comes to looks—Oh boys! she's keen. F—is for our own small Fry Who despite his size is quite some guy. (1—is for Georganna and Golda Mae Who are both good-natured and very gay. H—is for Helen, our movie fan, And also for Howard the ladies’ man. I—is for Imogene pleasantly plump Who in a French classroom you never can stump. J—is for Juniors of whom there are many But the faculty wishes that there weren’t any. K—is for Kibby our plastered sheik Who visits Ada’s hennery at least once a week. L—is for Lucille our own sweet rose Who has lots of friends but very few foes. M—is for the McAlpins—two sweet milkmaids Who love a good time better than grades. N—stands for nuisances, which we all are, For in this one thing we rate above par. O—is for Orville with the unruly hair But when it comes to brains Orville’s right there. 1 —is for Phillips and Pluto—good friends they are, One an artist, the other a football star. Q—is for questions reasonable and sound And in Loine the answers will always be found. It—is for Rutledge our own Romeo Who takes his Juliet where e’er he does go. S—is for Smull and diminutive Spar And each in his line is a shining star. T—is for Timer who seems very slow, But once he gets started—Oh Boy! watch him go. U—is for US the class as a whole Here's hoping we’ll all reach our goal. V—is for varsity, vicissitude, and vim. Now there’s Bill Campbell, you’ll find them in him. W—is for Webb and Wilson, too, Who do everything but what they should do. X—is for Xmas when Santa Claus is here And all little Juniors are filled with good cheer. Y—is for YOU who read this book And are thoroughly disgusted with just one look. Z—should be for something, but I don’t know what, I’ll agree—this here poem ain’t worth a whole lot. [40]Sophomore Officers A group of efficient hard workers guided the Sopohomore Class through its course this year. Jack Burean as “head man” served his class splendidly and displayed great ability. Alice Neiswander, has always been ready to do her bit whenever needed and did her best when called on to help. Margaret Petersen, although a new member of our class, has done especially well as treasurer. Through her ability the ledger has always been balanced. CLASS COLORS—Blue and White M. Tallman—What advantages has man in his upright position? Bill Lowman—He only has to buy two shoes. [42]1929 — Sophomores — 1931 Jack Burean - - - - - President Alice Neiswander - - - Vice President Margaret Petersen - - Secretary-Treasurer In 1927, we, as Freshmen, started on what seemed to us a new path—seventy-three of us with our aims high. As has been said and as always will be said, we wandered around the corridors during the first few days, seeking our respective rooms. We had as our home room sponsor the much respected Miss Crawford. 0 Those who contributed much to the success of the year were the officers: Charles Allen - - - - - President Oren Dickason - - - Vice President Myra Lou Lowman - - Secretary-Treasurer As the term wore on we were looked on more favorably by our upper classmen. Then came Interclass. Those from the Sophomores who took part were: Bernard Freeman, oration, and Virginia Wilson, short story. We won the oration, which gave us better hope for the coming years. There were five girls chosen for the basketball squad with Mrya I ou Lowman as manager of the team. Everyone can testify to the fact that those who took part in representing the class during the year certainly played their part successfully. Those from our class that participated in music, basketball, Interclass, campaigns, and the like, had attributed to the school what was expected of them. At the end of the term we had attained all that we had strived for. It was with greater assurance that we started upon our second year of high school life. This year we feel ourselves an important part of the Student Body, and ask no question of anyone but instead assist our fellow students. Our class now contains sixteen members less than at the beginning of the Freshman year. Virginia Wilson and Mildred Main represented our class in girls’ basketball this year. Robert Stumm carried the class colors in boys’ basketball. Many more members of the Sophomores came out for class basketball, and we are proud to say that they won the championship. The Sophomore class made up the greater part of Mrs. Mowen’s Chorus. Other members of the class assisted Miss Crawford in Library work, and several of them were in the high school orchestra under the direction of Mr. Routson. In Interclass contest Bernard Freeman again succeeded in winning the oration. Although Mildred Main lost the reading, she is worthy of mention. The close of school is nearing and we are looking forward to the time when we can look from the height of Juniors upon the next Sophomore class. Our leaving the Sophomore class is not all joy, however, for we will leave some of the teachers who have helped to promote our class and “put over” our class activities. During the years to come we will contribute as much to the school as is in our power, and we shall never forget our school days. For Ada High our own school, We’ll always stand the test. Myra Lou Lowman and Mary von Klinohr [43]The Sophomore Class GIRLS BOYS Betz. Alice Allen, Charles Corbett, Geraldine Bame, Burnell Cronbaugh. Mildred Berger. John Curry, Wanda Binkley, Lowell Gillespie, Catherine Binkley, Wendell bowman. Myra Bowers, Richard Loy, Ruth Burean. Jack Main Mildred Clark, Glenn Mathewson, Marie Clum, Carey McESlroy, Cora Coiner, Joe McKean. Gladys Cribley, Frederick Meeker. Louise Danner. Brice Mohler, Kathlyn Deming, Willis Moorman. Gladys Dickason, Oren Morrison, Helen Doling, William Neiswander, Alice Elzay, Menno Petersen. Margaret Fisher. Ralph Purcell. Gladys Freeman. Bernard Kaabe, Mary Hammer. Delbert Rani bo. Anna Hetrick. Ralph Reed. Bernice Hubbell, Franklin Robnolte. Gertrude Huber, Max Rodgers, Catherine Jordan. Harold Rodgers. Virginia Kiblinger, Paul Runaer, Evelyn Man key, Orville Shad ley, Elsie Orton. Roy Kleesman, Carolyn Reese, Lowell Sousley. Mildred Roberts. Olaf Tall man, Mozelle Simon, Carl Tarr, Cleo Stonehill, Paul Tighe, Mary Stumm. Robert von Klinger, Mary Tighe, Andrew Wilson, Virginia Wertheimer, Max Wood, Wilma Wood, Floyd [44]In Memory As the sunset fades into twilight My thoughts wander hack to the time When a lively group of students Were Sophomores of “’29”. They were all fond of athletics In studies ’most all rated fine And I’m sure Old Ada Hi was proud Of those Sophomores of “’29”. ’Course Geometry brought down the grades While Latin came next in line Hut tasks were comparatively easy To those Sophomores of “29”. Then too we were overgrown “freshies” Hut of greenness we showed not a sign Though the dignifed Juniors did make fun Of those Sophomores of “’29”. How they liked to tease the “babies,” I’m sure it wasn’t a crime And the Freshmen really fear Of those Sophs of “’29”. And then when Interclass came about, Gee, you should have seen their sign I know everybody will remember Those Sophomores of “’29”. So the twilight merges to darkness And my thoughts wander back to the time When a jolly crowd of students Were Sophomores of “’29”. Catherine Gillespie Pag es from a Sophomore Diary MONDAY: Blue Monday and lots of blue slips. Oren Dickason strolls in at 9:40 and “believes he ought to have a white slip, because he really didn’t know it was so late.” Max Wertheimer receives the usual, “Why didn’t you get that Latin?” from Miss Crawford in Latin class. I wonder why Max didn’t get it? Must be a girl out of town in the case! Several Sophomores were kindly invited to visit the waste paper basket to dispose of their gum. TUESDAY: Everything is unusually quiet in the old school building today waiting for those beloved tests on Thursday. Heard a good one in English Class today which went something like this: Miss Doty: “Mildred, you may decline the word kiss.” Mildred M.: “Kiss is a noun, more common than proper. It cannot be declined— it is always plural and agrees with me.” Wilbur Johnson spent the whole history period today writing verses. The results of it are these lines: “Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime And by asking foolish questions Take up all the History time.” WEDNESDAY: Chapel, Mr. Crawford lectures on the evils of “Gum Chewing.” The coming tournament at Bowling Green is announced. Several of the heroes tell us what they are going to do in the big affair. THURSDAY: Tests, tests, and more tests. The teachers know we love them so, that’s why they are so generous. Paul Kiblinger, on his usual hour wait for Margaret Petersen every evening, was kindly reminded this evening by one of the teachers that Margaret could probably find the way home herself. This illustrious class of ’31 seems to be noted for its wise cracks. Heard another good one in history class this morning, which went like this: Miss Bossert (tapping on desk) : “Order! Order!” Burnell Bame: “Ham and eggs, please.” FRIDAY: Last day of school this week! Miss Duncan became a little peeved at Charles Allen in home room today and said crossly: “Charles, did you whisper today?” “Yes, wunst.” “Ralph, should he have said wunst?” “No, he should have said twice.” Hurrah! A. H. S. defeats Lima South in first round of tournament and Findlay in second round. Wonder what the Lima papers will say about these games? The coach receives a letter of congratulation from “three ardent admirers.” SATURDAY: No school today! Life’s not so bad. Bad news again. A. H. S. loses to St. Rose in semi-finals. Oh, well, we have enough cups to last us for a while, anyway. SUNDAY: Several good little Sophomores go to church. Others walk up and down the street with the joyful thought of school the next day. Surprise of surprises! Several Sophomores have dates and stay out till eleven o’clock. Cora McElroy. Freshman Officers President Richard Peterson. After leading our class up through the grades we decided Dick would be the right one to start us on our high school career. Dick has successfully filled his requirements and led us through the hard bumps we have had. Vice President Richard Wolfrom. Next in our affection came Dick and he has always been on the dot to help Rig Dick out. Although his job was not hard he was able to take every small responsibility that was placed on his shoulders. Secretary-Treasurer Golda Clum. Even though Golda has had a hard time making us pay our dues she has managed to keep us level financially. Golda has been a very faithful leader throughout her few years with us. CLASS COLORS—Scarlet a ml White. LRU Freshman Class History About May the eighteenth last year a group of about fifty eighth graders were each presented with a slip of paper giving them permission to enter high school and leave behind their childish ways. Then came September and we strolled with pride up the steps and through the halls of the domicile of education. But as soon as we reached the second floor our pride left us and a greenish feeling seemed to take its place. The upper classmen looked at us and wondered how our class could be so green and forgot they weren’t over three years older. Mr. Findley soon comforted us when he said he had never seen as dumb a class as the present Sophomores were when they were Freshmen. A few weeks passed and we had elected our class officers. They served their positions well and we do not regret that they represented us. We also had become used to our schedule and could now navigate to our classrooms just as well as the Seniors could. We soon found that in leaving the grades some of our upper classmen had forgotten to put away their childish pranks, for in the study halls there flew missies such as erasers and pencil tops. We had a Hallowe’en party at the old High School Gym and some of the boys put yeast in the cider to try out science experiments but no serious results occurred. We were all glad when Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations came but sorry when they ended. We came back after New Year’s with some new resolutions formed, which most of us speedily broke. We worked hard for Interclass and enjoyed it very much, especially the banquet. The rest of the year we worked hard, and we hope we may be the best Freshman Class to leave old Ada Hi, and the best Sophomores to enter the New Ada High School. M. Allen—Do you believe in love before 20? Dick Wolfrom—Of course not! That’s entirely too big an audience. Science teacher—Now tell of the effect of the moon on the tide. Howard Ferrall—I don’t know what effect it has on the tide but I can tell you about the effect it has on the untied. Science prof—Name a parasite. Frank Pumphrey—Me? Prof —Yes, but another one. H»1The Freshman Class GIRLS Allen. Martha 1 um. Mildred Botkin. Klee Hontwell, Mary Husinger. Lois Candler, Madge Church, Beulah Cl urn. Golda Cronbaugh, Hazel Kills. Viola Kpley, Beatrice Ferrall, Margaret Fisher, Norma Gant, Imogene Hatfield. Klizabeth Henry. Lillie Hilty. Dorothy James, Dorothy Johnson. Kvelyn Kelly. Kathryn Long, Lucille McAlpin, Helen McKinley, Helen Morris, Hetty Morrison. Hazel Hovenmire, Catherine Preston, Mary Ramsey. Ruth Walls. Madonna Weber, Margrette Welty. Dorothy Wolfe. Mamie Zattau, Helen BOYS Anspach. ICdward Atha. Cletice Carey, Justin Clapper, George Cunningham. William Doersam, Albert Doersam, Alvin Kills, Lee Klzay. Howard Ferrall. Howard Freeman. Wayne Gant. Charles Guider. Robert Hemphill. Bernard Lee. Wilbur Main. Robert Man key. Park Marshall. Harold Moore. Roy Orr. Forest Peterson. Richard Humphrey. Frank Reese. Dale Sleesman, Carlos Strahm. Robert Tarr. Kenneth Thompson, Joseph Tripplehorn. Wayne Turner. Alford Wilson. Robert Wolfrom. Richard Wright. Harry [60]Freshman Frivolities A girl was in a field one day when a hull took after her. The only means of es cape was a tree near by. What did she do? —Golda Clum. Where should all people go on Sunday? —To Beulah’s Church. What does a traveling man do with all his suit cases? Makes Justin Carey them. When Mr. Findley gets angry about two boys arguing over some blue slips he says, There’s the Door, sons (Doersam’s).” Did you ever see a steer with Tripplehorns? Slavery is no more. Wayne is a Freeman. Flow could Martha Jean have been so very good as to keep the Wolfrom the door? Our class is quite historic. We have a McKinley, Wilson and Jesse James in the roll. As far as brains are concerned, they couldn’t have given “Roy Moore.” Were you ever out camping and cooking your meals and your “Pancake 1 urner came up missing? lie always is, in school. We wonder why Robert doesn’t live on Main Street. If you can’t row a boat when the waves are high, have Robert Guider with Forest’s Orr’s. If your roof leaks put some of Kenneth’s Tarr on it. [51]We Freshmen Its fun to be a Freshman, In Ada High School To study the whole day long, And practice the Golden Rule. We have a Latin teacher, That’s very fine indeed And if we can’t see clearly, She helps us in our need. Our English teacher is also wise In this she does excel She drills us on the many forms, Rut for this we like her well. We also study Algebra, With a teacher that’s very fair She tells us if we wish to succeed; We must be able to find that “square.” Mr. Gray’s our science teacher, He knows it from A to Z He’s married as you all should know With a responsibility. Mr. Crawford’s our superintendent He’s ever willing to act, By his faithful smile that’s always worth while. He makes the best of his tact. You surely know Mr. Findley He’s principal of the whole force Besides his jokes and merry tales Fie teaches the Science Course. Those days will soon be over, It’s best that we should forget, Rut somehow it seems in all my dreams, There are memories that linger yet. Dokotiiy Hilty. [52]The Eighth Grade GIRLS Baum, Eleanor Carniean, Mablc Carpenter, Ruth Church, Maxine (Mum. Zelma Epley, Ivaleen Gant, Lucille Hull, Helen Irwin, Madeline Klinger, Sarabel Long. Margaret Man key. Velma McBride, Flora McElroy, Thelma McGinnis. Xelouise Miller. Mary Delight Mohler, Rosemary Mot ter, Isabel Read, Elsie Richardson, Gertrude Shambaugh, Margaret Simon, Alice Simon. Mildred Tallman. Marjorie Taylor, Helen Treniain, Miriam Walls. Mary Whetsler, Edith Wilcox. Bonnie BOYS Ash, Charles Basil, (’arl Binkley. Richard Crouse, Charley Earl, Russell Etherton. Richard Fisher. Dale Gardner, Dale Guy, Jack Homan. Roland Larue. Robert Lowman. William Messenger. Lake Moore. Nell Peterson. Harold Ream. Russell Rockwell, Merwin Shinn berry, Emerson Sleesman. Hubert Turner, Milo Underwood. Paul Wallick. Kennard Wilcox, Dallas [54]The Seventh Grade GIRLS Barrere, Ethel Boutwell, .Josephine Brown. Kathryn Cornish. Lucille Cotner. Edith Cole. Martha Helen Danner Avalon Epley. Iotta Firestone, Lucille Gant, Pauline Goddard. Cora Belle Gray, Khea Hover. Marie Karrick. Marie McBride. Ruth Orr. Gertrude Price. Annabel Purcell. Mary Kathryn Rodgers. Gertrude Rusher. Elfreda Sautter. Mary Lois Shilling. Lucille Smith. Miriam Sousley. Harriett Taylor, Opal Tighe, Bessie Van Alta, Mildred BOYS Baughman. Ralph Betz. Daniel O. Burnett. Robert Burriss. Charles Brame, Vinton Benge, Garold Carey, Joe Candler. Albert Dale Cunningham. Wellington Dome. Dwight Estill. Carl Ferrall. Charles Fender. Stanley Gardner, Carl Gillespie, Robert Goble. Robert Huber, Harold Kerr. Eugene Lindsley. Robert Longsworth. Richard Neiswander. Paul Rambo, Glendole Runser, Robert Sclialip. Harold Shanks. Robert Sniull. Leland Tripplehorn, Jack Weber. William Whetzler. Marvin Zattau, HerbertEighth Grade Activities Nearly nine months ago fifty-three girls and boys entered room eight ready to assume duties and responsibilities of that grade. Four new names appeared on the class roll, those of:—Helen Hull, coming from the Cemetery School; Velma Mankey and Charley Crouse, from Scott’s Crossing; and Emerson Shinaberry, from Thayer School in Allen County. October and November found the class busy with contracts and projects. Each of the pupils made a booklet which contained data covering information of the representative cities of the United States. The class wrote personally to the different cities, asking for any material they might have, that would help in the study of their city. Each city responded, sending bulletins, pictures and leaflets, for which the class sent letters of thanks. When the books were judged, seventeen received the highest marks for content, while fifteen others were commended for book covers. At the Christmas Season, the Vision of Sir Launfal was written into a play. The class was divided into groups, and the one giving best interpretation was given the honor of presenting it before the High School Students at the Chapel Hour. When the second semester opened, the boys and girls were delighted with two new work books, one in Arithmetic and one in English, which were added by our Superintendent, Mr. Crawford, giving us new and interesting work up to the end of the school year. On March the fourth the class presented an operetta, “Aunt Drusilla’s Garden,” to the public, thereby adding a nice sum to the piano fund, a project started by Junior High the previous year. With commencement only a few weeks away, the students are busy with orations, short stories, solos and duets, but this does not keep them from discussing the coming school year when they will enter the new Junior and Senior High School Building. L. Messenger.—I had better be careful or I will say something sensible. K. Wallick.—If you did say something sensible it would be funny. The seventh grade, under the leadership of Miss Beam and Mrs. Hawk, is on the seventh rung of the ladder of education. During the year we have done many things worth mentioning. We have always done our part in the selling of tickets for the chicken dinner, operetta and school fair. During the fair we won the poster prize for the best “Good English” poster. This prize of one dollar was won by Robert Burnett. On the night of the eighth grade operetta we sold $18.75 worth of candy. Between acts a sextet entitled “Moon Mists” was played. Five of the players were from our room. There are eleven players from our room in the Grade School Orchestra and one in the High School Orchestra. Several of our students have taken part in the High School chapel exercises. The chapel exercises in our room have been very interesting. They have included readings, plays, duets and solos, both vocal and instrumental. At the first of the year we elected a student council. Robert Gillespie was the president; Charles Burriss, vice president; and Edith Cotner, Avalon Danner, and Martha Helen Cole were elected helpers. We are ready to start to the eighth grade in the new Junior High School. We will work for higher education in High School and College. We are all striving hard to win the merits of a good education. Seventh [561 Eugene KerrCoach Back in the fall of 1927 there came to Ada High a man we call “Bill,” a man who taught us that along with hard fight we must hold clean sportmanship above all things. Coach Theisen is a graduate of Wittenberg and after knowing him as we have learned to know him the past two years one can easily see why he was picked all conference end. He is the ideal of honesty and good spirit and besides teaching us to play football and basketball he has spread the gospel of clean athletics in Ada High, so no matter what teams we fall before, we may have lost a game, but still we have won a victory. Faculty Manager One of the rays of light “amidst the encircling gloom” of an athletic association deeply in debt was our faculty manager, Clarence Gray. For, with his appointment to this “coveted” place, the pursuit of the elusive dollar was begun, and it was tracked to its lair. No music was sweeter in his ears than the ring of nickels and dimes, dimes and quarters and dollars as they dropped into the athletic coffers. Mr. Gray is deserving of much praise, for he has generously sacrificed his time and earnestly endeavored to make our athletic association a financial success. [68]First Row: Mr. Gray. Allen. Judkins. Conner. Hindall. Mr. Thelsen Second Row: Mr. Findley. Greenawalt, Mr. Crawford. Harding. Brown Athletic Board The athletic board is an organization not often heard of around the school, but nevertheless it is the power behind the throne in athletic circles and deserves much credit for the many things accomplished this year. Through the careful management of our principal, coach, captains and managers of the teams, who comprise the board, there have been no rattling, noisome knocks, but everything has adjusted itself harmoniously, and every cent has been made to count. The players and students of old Ada High are very appreciative of the work done by this year’s board, who have helped to carry on the slogan “Ada High is Known of Old.”Cheer Leaders Ada Rah! Ada Rah! Rah! Rah, Ada! Was there any pep in Ada High this year? Yea, verily, for Pete, Smila, and Jinx could make ’em cheer any time and every where and these cheers were the “what” that gave life to our teams and enthusiasm to our rooters. Pete as head “cheer instructor” has certainly earned her “A” by her efficient and unselfish work in developing the vocal cords of the student body and we are sure that Smila and Jinx will carry on the good work for Ada High and these vocal gymnasts will still continue to play their part in cheering the teams to victory. When the years have passed and we look back over the path we have trod we will still continue to cheer for Ada High and know that no moments of our lives have been any happier than those spent cheering for the Purple and Gold. In this age of modern inventions and electrical appliances I am sure it would take an exceptional man to invent a cheering machine equal to that of our trio so come let’s go, let’s go, and give a cheer for our Cheerleaders, a trio that can’t be beat. They are ever ready to do their bit. So three cheers for Pete, Smila and Jinx. [60 JReview of Players F. B. “Cap” Brown, Brownie was a fine plunging hack. Remember “faw down’s” lied Grange stunt at Carey? L. H. “Chub” Arnold, You’d just ought to see our boy skirt those ends, no wonder he’s a champion miler. U. H. “Cl'ff” Harding, Another strong Carey man, played like a major all the time. Q. B. “Slicker” States, was that boy a slicker or no on a football field? C. “Pluto” Anspach, Only a Junior and a three letter man. L. G. “Ray” Harding, Big Swede can play basketball too. R. G. Harry Greenawalt, Could that man fill those holes or no? L. E. “Bill” Campbell, He speaks for himself, next year’s captain. R. E. “Perg” Routson, Settled right down and made a classy end. (for Liz) R. T. “Bob” Wallick, Worked hard and deserved his berth. I.. E. “Lee” Evans, Perseverance got Evans his berth. L. H. “Mick” Fisher. Little Mick couldn’t be seen behind the ball Hut ’at ’ere ball traveled. R. T. Bernard Freeman, Another young but mighty ’un he helped fill the line. “Del” Hindall, Our Player Manager.First Row: Evans. Routson. Greenawalt. Wallick, Anspach. Harding, Michael. Campbell. Krocman Second Row: Danner. Ilindall. States. Harding, Brown. Arnold. Fisher. Mankey, Stunnn Third Row: Coach Theisen, Wertheimer. Reese. Wolfrom. Klzay, Shanks. Peterson. Anspach. Binkley, Fry, Faculty Manager Gray Football Season, 1928 Hats off—some good man has mentioned that sturdy Ada High football squad: the bunch that made a score of 81 to their opponents’ 74. Not in games did we win but when we stop to consider that in three contests we made our points while in five our opponents went ahead, there are some few reasons why the big Purple and Gold eleven should be commended for their efforts to keep Ada Hi on the map. After two weeks of fundamentals Ada opened the season with a victory over Forest 20 to 0. The contest at Lima South the next week was more difficult and ended with Ada at the little end of the line 12 to 0. Still further down the line we went the follow-lowing week when Upper Sandusky made 24—Ada knew they had been taken in by the enemy. But on October twentieth we journeyed to Carey and came back renewed m spirit, having 30 to our credit while Carey held our former place. Our boys were working hard to beat Kenton on Northern’s field, and, being in good scrappy condition, we took the field and brought back the biggest score of the season, Ada 31, Kenton 0. The next week we played the husky Lima Central bunch who took the score of twelve back to Lima and left us nothing. The same thing happened for Tiffin for they took 20 home to our nothing. The curtain was rung down on the season of ’28 when on a muddy field we bowed to a 0 to 0 defeat. Individually and collectively the team was distinguished for its loyalty, persistence and grit, and if the players continue after graduation to tackle their problems and a:m for a definite goal, then the High School Gridiron has helped fulfill some of its obligations as a high school sport. [61]Track Track as a department in Ada High Athletics has never been in the “calcium glare,” due largely to limited facilities. The little recognition that has been received is due principally to the initiative of the students. That there is latent ability within the student body is proven by the manner in which we came through the county track meet, April 26, organized the day of the meet; we took eight firsts, four seconds, two thirds, and two fourths to win the meet. With the new school building nearing completion and a commodious athletic field in the process of construction we are looking forward to big things from Ada High Tracksters. Formerly our spring athletic events consisted solely of an Interclass meet, sponsored by the Hi-Y Club, and a sectional meet held on the (). N. U. oval, where our athletes “strutted their stuff.” This year our schedule was slightly diverse, for a county meet has been inaugurated and forms an important nucleus of our spring season. Ada turned out in force (twelve boys and one girl) to show the rest of the county what our untrained athletes could do; and “par consequence” really did. The first event chalked up was the hundred yard dash with “Swifty” States pulling down five points for first place. Long took first in pole vault with Stumm second for eight more points, Anspach fourth in shot put, Campbell fourth in javelin, States first in broad jump with Stumm third, Hindall second in high jump with “Mick” Fisher tied for third, placed us in the field events. Hindall took third in the 220 dash, and of course Arnold came through with three firsts, 440, 880, and mile run. Strahm came from behind to take an easy second in the 880, while “Flashy Finish” Evans gave us an outlook on his stamina by taking a fine second in the mile event. Both relay teams, mile and half mile, came through to clean up all events. Our half mile team with It. Fisher, C. Fisher, Hindall, and States, won after a hard struggle, while our mile team, Reese, Stumm, Evans, and Fisher, gave us a real exhibition of 440 running to easily take the meet. All the fellows showed fine form in all events, so we expect to give some of the teams in this oncoming sectional meet the full benefit of Ada ability, stamina, and labor. Future of Athletics This really could be expanded into a broad and varied subject, for according to many authorities, athletics as well as radio is still in its infancy, so in serving as a prognosticator of future athletics it seems probable that the immediate future would comply with the requisite of time and space for this article. But seriously, with the advent of our new school building and greater and more “beautiful” playing facilities, there should really be a great future for thee athletes as well as the athletics of Ada High School. First of all, our added facilities will make it possible to have the much desired gym class. Soccer, baseball, and track will also serve to steady the nerves after a hard day’s labor and the added curriculum will in all probability aid that ’ere old Ada pep. In fact, one eminent reporter obtained this confession from Coach W. L. Theisen, “I expect to make up for the loss of the class of ’29 by inaugurating such a prominent and outstanding brand of athletics in new fields of sports as to well overcome the loss of Ada High School’s most athletic class.” So you see with this view in mind and with the aid of an efficient and influential coach, the athletics of Ada High School should reach peaks never before dreamed of. 105]Wearers of the “A” Ray Harding........................Football Basketball, Capt. Paul Routson.......................Football Basketball Harry Greenawalt...................Football Basketball John States........................Football Basketball George Hindall.....................Football, Mgr. Basketball Theodore Arnold....................Football Basketball Miller Brown.......................Football, Capt. Clifton Harding....................Football Bob Wallick........................Football William Campbell...................Football Lester Evans.......................Football Charles Anspach....................Football Ralph Fisher.......................Football Bernard Freeman....................Football George Allen........................................ Basketball, Mgr. Josephine Conner................... Basketball Helen Lowman....................... Basketball Helen Baum......................... Basketball Virginia Wilson.................... Basketball Mary McAlpin....................... Basketball Evelyn McGinnis.................... Basketball Donna Klingler..................... Basketball Pauline Long....................... Basketball Loine Ash ......................... Basketball Margaret Peterson................................... Cheerleader Honorable mention should be given: FOOTBALL Royal Shanks Dick Peterson Brice Danner Max Wertheimer Captains-elect are: Football, William Arnold; Girls’ basketball, Evelyn McGinnis. [661 BASKETBALL Miller Brown Lester Evans Bob Stumm Lowell Reese Billie Arbogast Mildred Main Campbell; Boys’ basketball, TheodoreBoys’ Basketball It takes no boisterous or exaggerated remarks to voice the merits of our Basketball department, for appreciation of those merits has been consistently shown by our staunch supporters. We are glad to say that wherever Ada High’s team is playing, their rooters are the real sports of the crowd. With our team, the same as honest men in life, we do not seek victory through a lucky loop hole, but by true technique do we play the game. To this end all our athletics are directed and the joy of doing brings its own rewards, for joy is necessary—it is a concomitant of health-giving sport. With only two weeks practice we launched into action against Forest and defeated Baum’s team 14 to 9. The next week we hung the scalp of Upper Sandusky and the Alumni on our belt. On the following Friday our second team played I)ola, but took the short end of the score 14 to 20. Saturday night, Lima South traveled to Ada and found us well worth while for at the end of the second period the score was eighteen all. A three-minute overtime period was played during which Lima South landed a couple of counters to beat us by four points. St. Rose came next and we succumbed to the youngsters’ tricks, 32 to 20. Liberty, Hancock county class “B” champs, came to play Ada basketball but the science of the Adaites was too much for them. We sent them home, beaten by five points, 10 to 15. It is encouraging to know that there is victory in defeat, but great honor to beat a team on your own floor and when Kenton strode across the floor they strode right back again. Referee’s decision, 23-15. We found Tiffin at home and abroad worthy opposition, letting down both games to our neighbors. The next three games, Rawson, Kenton, and Bluffton, fighting hard to down the Purple and Gold. In each game until the last minute it was a tie; but in accents loud and inevitable, Ada took the 20, the other three teams 21. Some games! Playing Lima Central on their floor without our coach as a guiding hand resulted in our defeat, but the following week we traveled to Wapak and brought home a score of 33 to 16. Thus endeth the history of the 1928-29 basketball season. Five of our six letter men being Seniors, we are looking forward to an entirely new team next year, headed by Chub Arnold. 168]Girls’ Basketball The editor of this section has been sorely pressed to produce an alibi for this season’s basketball team. The hard luck stories usually so serviceable for this purpose must, alas, be cast aside. “The tale of the jinx” that remorselessly pursued the team and threw dust in their eyes whenever they had a good chance, must likewise be cast aside. We cannot even put forward the time-honored fiction of a large hospital list. It had been planned to give details of the games but the score book has been mislaid and members of the team refuse to testify. One of the three rays of light “amidst the encircling gloom” of a bad season shines out of our home game with Kenton—when the team showed its worth and remarkable ability in holding the score to a tie. Although the season’s record in games won is not just what the team had hoped to make it, still there is every reason the school should take pride in its girls, for individually and collectively the team was distinguished for its loyalty, persistence, and grit, and had there been a more even break in luck it would have finished the season among the leaders. [691Review of Players C. “Ray” Harding. “Cap” Harding was the main point getter. He won several contests all by his lonesome. F. “PERG” Routson. This boy showed fine form on the floor as well as off. F. “Del” Hindall. ’At boy could sink ’em ’ere long shots, as well as catch the opposing guards asleep. G. “Slicker” States. Our blond streak was all there when it came to holding down ’at ’ere opposing forward. F. “Chub” Arnold. Our three-letter man and only a junior. Next year’s captain speaks for himself. G. Harry Greenawalt. Greenawalt was always there at the appointed time, and not a better ladies’ man was seen on the floor. Sectional Tourney With high hopes, eight players, a coach, and a manager left Ada on the evening of March the second for Bowling Green. Conceded to have one of the best teams in the running, we planned to take part—a big part in the Sectional Tournament. Getting a good night’s sleep (especially room 20), we were prepared. We seemed a prime favorite among the fans that Friday morning, for at eleven o’clock the wearers of the Purple and Gold were scheduled to play Lima South. Lima was “determined,” but when the gunman did his bit, Ada seemed to have had the most determination. We had remained in the fray. After an afternoon of rest we played Findlay that night at nine o’clock and still our “ol’ determination” held out. Having defeated Findlay, we were ready to enter the semi-finals against Lima St. Rose. This game kept the crowd aroar from start to finish, but in the last few minutes of play we bowed to the stalwart Lima lads by five points. Having played one more game than any other team taking part in the tournament we were literally “all fagged out” when the consolation game with Celina was called at seven o’clock. We showed the strenuouse exercise we had taken part in the last two days and bowed in defeat to Celina. This being the last high school game for six of our eight men we were sorry to conclude our proceedings, but we were mighty glad to again give up our diet of toast and eggs and know we had done our bit for Ada High. [71]Interclass Basketball STANDINGS Class Won Lost Sophomores 5 1 Seniors 4 2 Juniors 2 4 Freshmen 1 5 'I he purpose of class basketball is to give more boys a chance to participate in athletics. It gives the boys who are not quite of high school caliber or will not be for a few years, a chance to indulge in some wholesome exercise. Soon after Christmas, Dr. W. L. Theisen issued the call for all would-be class basketball players. Kvery class responded enthusiastically and all the teams (including the Freshmen) were laying claim to the championship. After the first round in which the Sophomores beat the Juniors rather badly, and the Seniors showed no pity for the poor Freshmen, it was seen that the championship lay between the Sophomores and Seniors. The first time these two teams met, the Sophs conquered 11 to 8, the next time the Seniors beat the Sophs 11 to G, then everybody on the teams (that is, Seniors and Sophs) began talking play-off. There was still one more round to be played, however, but alas! the rejuvenated Juniors beat the Seniors 15-9, while the Sophs were finishing off the poor Freshmen. The Sophs clearly demonstrated their supremacy and (with Allen) were unbeatable. The Seniors with six members on the varsity squad have shown what kind of a class they had by placing five more men as runners-up in class basketball. The Freshmen and Juniors were poor excuses for basketball teams. They both contended fiercely for last place, but the Freshmen’s inexperience finally won for them. Roth teams seem to think last place more desirable than the first. All in all the season was a great success. Though only a few of the “old guards” were at the games, all the players enjoyed them greatly. Much credit for this success is due Dr. Theisen for his enthusiastic support, high caliber of refereeing, publicity (his weekly pep talks in chapel always carried the results of class basketball) and for the time which he gave freely. This was the last class basketball season on the old floor (honest it really is) and in the future with enlarged facilities it is our hope that many more boys may be able to take advantage of the opportunity to engage in this sport. 1 here still remains in the minds of many a doubt as to which team was really the best among the classes, and yet no one need be disappointed. Look at the scores. From them you can dope out whatever you want. The Freshmen beat the Juniors, the Juniors beat the Seniors, the Seniors beat the Sophomores. Therefore the Freshmen are the superior team. The Sophs were adjudged the winners. Yet the Seniors chalked up 19 points against their 17, why shouldn’t they claim supremacy? Rut here come the Juniors and knock off this big Senior team—a feather in their cap judging from the dope just mentioned. They must have the strongest team! Yet they lost twice as many games as they won! So on we go, if this circular motion doesn’t make you dizzy. For we are really going round in a circle, not getting any place. Take any part of this you want. We aim to please and hope we have. Rernard Freeman [72]First Row: Miss Kossert. Mr. Gray, Neiswander, Wilson. Miss Duncan Second Row: Mr. Findley, Routson, Mr. Crawford. Harding, Campbell Student Council Several years ago a great progressive idea filled the minds of the faculty. The result of this inspiration was the initiation of student government in the form of the student-faculty council. This, the fourth year of its existence, has seen no diminution of its power and influence. It is the Vox Populi about the school, the Advisory Council of the Administration. In the organizing of the student council, students from each class were selected to assume a part in the government of Ada High School. The membership of this body is made up of the superintendent and principal, whose membership is permanent, three faculty members elected by the students, along with two representatives from the senior class and one from each of the lower classes. The Council has followed as a constitution “Standards of Conduct,” the official organ of school government which was adopted several years ago by the student body. It is the council’s wish that in the years to come the organization will grow and assume a more vital part in the government of Ada High School. 176]First Row: McAlpin, H. Lowman, Reed, Judkins, Hunt, Ash, Long, Cluin, Wilson, M. Lowman Second Row: Messenger, Shively, States, Harding, Freeman, W. Routson Third Row: Mr. Theisen, P. Routson, Phillips Boosters' Club Boosters! The peppiest bunch in the school. And why shouldn’t they be? They’re the bunch that sees that everything goes over, and looks after the pep when matters seem lagging. In case you don’t know the origin of this society, we’ll tell you that the club was organized to fill the vacancy created by the dissolution of the Pep and Sportsmanship Clubs. Each club is represented by two members whose duty it is to voice the expressions of that club regarding school spirit or anything that might be beneficial and upbuilding to that spirit. The Boosters Club sponsored the Basketball drive and under the leadership of Coach Theisen it was a most successful campaign. During the football season the Boosters staged a parade to arouse enthusiasm for the game with our old rivals, Kenton. And, believe it or not, the pep was not left behind, for the next day the county seat lads went down to defeat at the hands of the Bulldogs. The Boosters had done their part to successfully open the athletic season of 1928-1929. The club selected as officers: Paul Routson, President; Walter Routson, Vice President; and Lois Jean Judkins, Secretary-Treasurer. This club has won many worthy commendations and we regret that the first year of its history must end. May the years that follow be as successful and prosperous as the one just past. Lois Jean Judkins, Secretary.First How: States, Shanks, Hindall. Campbell, Messenger, C. Kihlinger. Findley Second Row: Qreenawalt, Miller, Harding, Arnold Third Row: Michael, l ong, Fry, Routson, P. Kiblinger. IOvans, Reese The Ada Hi-Y Club The Ili-Y Club of Ada High School under the leadership of Mr. (). R. Findley has in the school year of 28-’29, scored a bigger success than previously. The purpose of the Hi-Y Club is to create, maintain, and extend throughout school and community, high standards of Christian character. This goal may be accomplished by cleanliness:— C lean living, clean speech, clean athletics, and clean scholarship make up the four planks of the platform. Many important accomplishments were carried out by the club. Basketball cartoons were displayed and a combination of basketball schedules and score cards were given away as a means of establishing a greater school spirit. Several evening church services were sponsored and carried out by the members of the club. Concerning social activities of the club, Royal Shanks entertained the club in the form of a Hallowe’en party. George Hindall entertained the club on February 11, and in conclusion a Hi-Y banquet was given near the end of the year. The club members entertained their lady friends upon these occasions. Club meetings were held in the High School, in which about forty-five minutes was given over weekly to Bible study. The Hi-Y Club carries on practically the same work as the Y. M. C. A. It is not a club of a few but is a club working for the betterment of the existing conditions of the school. Its membership must be kept within certain limits, according to the size of the school. Officers of the year were: John States, President; Royal Shanks, Vice President; George Hindall, Secretary; William Campbell, Treasurer. Lawrence Miller. [78JFirst Row: Second Row: Third Row: Fourth Row: Hemphill. Wood, Turner, Gant, Rowers. Meeker, Betz, Routson, Ferrall Rodgers, Cmnlmugh, Povenmirc Gilmore, Slcesman, McAlpin, Cribley JOpley, Raabe, McKean, Lownian, Church Deringer, McElroy, Mr. Gray, Roberts Know-thc-'World Club The Know-the-World Club devotes its time to the study of travel, as the purpose of our club is to broaden the student’s interest and knowledge by giving him contact with customs, traditions, peoples, institutions, buildings, and scenery of other countries as well as his own; to teach appreciation of these countries; and to give him some practice in planning a trip of his own. The boys are interested in camping and hunting in the Northern woods, while the girls are interested in style excursions to Paris and other nearby villas. The improved facilities of transportation,—rail, water, automobile, and air; and communication,— mail, telegraph, telephone, and radio, make it possible for our club to make wonderful progress. The officers elected at our first meeting were as follows: Frances McAlpin, President; Walter Routson, Vice President; Mary Ruth Raabe, Secretary-Treasurer. We attribute our success to the efforts of our sponsor, Mr. Gray. Mary Raabe, Secretary. [79]First llotv: Second Row: Third Row: Fourth Row: Simon. Huhhcll, Jordan. Loo. Rcene, Hetrick Wolfrom, Gant. R. Strahin. Kiblinger, Ferrall. Doersam, IOstill. Messenger, Meyer Thompson. Huber, Carey, Allen, Rambergr, C. Strahin. Humphrey, Hammer Harding, Michael, Greenawalt. Mr. Findley, States. Anspach, Klzay Science Club The Science Club held its first meeting September 28, 1928, and was organized as follows: Harry Greenawalt, President; Clarence Estill, Vice President; Charles Allen, Secretary; and Ralph Hetrick, Treasurer. As to the work of these young men we have no complaint. The Science Club consists of a group of boys who are interested and who wish to have their minds developed along scientific lines. Under the sponsorship of Principal O. R. Findley we have succeeded in producing such a program. It should be the motto of every club to “Get the best out of what it has,” and we have tried to do so. Our programs have been carried on by reports on different branches of science. Demonstration of some scientific ideas and happenings have proven the most interesting. Some of these were Electricity, Steam as Power, Heat and Its Uses, and we had many others of such character. The clubs are to be considered a regular class for the students, so it has been our aim to make all our discussions and works beneficial to the club as a whole. The Science Club is honored this year in having in its enrollment Manuel Schmidt, a native of Cuba, and we wish to say he has proven himself a worthy and efficient member. Carl Kiblinger.First Row: Second Row: Third Row: R. iJeVuult, Judkins, Wolfrom, Miss Barnes. Shrider. Hanimitt. H. DeVault Johns m, Anspach. PoutwHI. Klinger. W’elty. McAlpin, Hemphill, Harding Schmidt, Evans, llindall, Arnold Le Cercle Francais Le Cercle Francais with a membership of seventeen has proven itself one of the most popular clubs in the school. Our first meeting was held for organization, at which time the following were chosen for officers: George Hindall, President; Ray Harding, Y'ice President; Lois Jean Judkins, Secretary-Treasurer. Throughout our club activities our aim has been to develop and increase interest in French life, language, customs, traditions, and history; to improve facility in speaking French; and to put in use, in a French atmosphere, the French learned in the classroom. Although our club was one of the smallest in the school we feel that what we lacked in quantity we made up in quality. Through the efforts of the club several placards were placed in the French room to lend atmosphere, by which both club and classes profited. Our program consisted of reading French stories, reproducing short French plays, singing of French songs and reports on various phases of French life. Miss Panics, our sponsor, through her efforts and efficient service has been largely responsible for the success and attainments of Le Cercle Francais. f81] Lois Jean Judkins, Secretary. First Row: Second Row: Third Row: Fourth Row: Berger. Loy, Marshall, IAndsley, Mohler, Graves, Peterson, Wood, Sleosmaii Shadley, Rodgers, Cornish, Miller, Peterson, Rose, Raker, Souslcy Rpberts, Rambo, Powers, Ash, Klinger Gribbens, Shively, Thompson, Miss Doty Book Lover’s Club The Book Lover’s Club, one of the most interesting and lively in the High School, started this year with a membership of twenty-two. Officers chosen by the members were: Margaret Peterson, President; Claudine Graves, Vice President; and Ruth I,oy, Secretary-Treasurer. For representatives on the Roosters’ committee we elected Loine Ash and Howard Shively. The purpose of this club is: To create and promote greater interest in the best books of the world, and to teach analysis of plot and character. Some activities were: Talks and reports on books; a study of what literature can do for us; great books as life teachers; stimulation of interest in the biographies of great writers; a study of bookbinding and repairing; how to judge a good book; the development of the novel; the history learned from novels; criticisms and evolution of modern novels. Other programs consisted of reports on some of our best present day poets and literary men. Also programs of readings, musical numbers, and plays were enacted by members of the club. A more efficient sponsor than Miss Doty, for a club like the Rook Lovers, could not have been chosen, for who could have been found with a better knowledge and appreciation of literature than this instructor? It has been through her untiring efforts, and the cooperation of the members, that the club has terminated a complete success. To those who follow as members, we sincerely hope they may gain as much value and appreciation as we have. Margaret Peterson, President. [82]First Row: Clapper, Marshall, (rtiidcr, Mankey, Wilson Second Row: Fry. Moore, Baum, McAlpin, Docrsam, Stonehill, Allen Third Row: Routson, Brown, Anspach, Mr. McBlwain, Campbell. Stunim, Clum Health Club The Health Club, although few in number, has proven a very interesting and beneficial club. Each of the sixteen members as well as the sponsor has done his part toward making this club a success. The purpose of the Health Club is to teach tho student the importance of good health and how to care for his physical machine. For each meeting a program committee consisting of three is appointed by the president. They in turn give as many topics as can be presented at a meeting to club members. These topics usually have to do with certain parts of the body, their work, and the care which should be given them. Special notice has also been given to the health habits of Roosevelt, Pasteur, Florence Nightingale, and others. These have added much interest to the club programs. Mr. McElwain, our sponsor, is one to whom much of the success of the club is due. The club chose as members of the Roosters Club, Thirza McAlpin and Paul Routson, who have proven to be real boosters. The club officers for this year are: Wm. Campbell, President; and Grace Moore, Secretary-T reasu rer. As members of the Health Club, we hope that it will prove even more interesting and beneficial in the future than it has this year. Grace Moore. Secretary. 183]First Row: Second Row : Third Row: Baum, Botkins, Main, Weber, Tarr, Ramsey, M thewson, Candler. Morrison, Purcell, Meeker Wolfe, Doersam, Hunt, Tallman, Robnolte, James, (Mum. Johnson Kllis. Gillespie, McCleary, Miss Thompson, Dome, Wilcox. Cronbaugh Household Arts Club The Household Arts Club was organized with a membership of twenty-six, all of whom have done their best to make the club a success. Our President, Mildred Main, has very capably filled her office and has done everything within her power to make the club successful. The Vice President, Golda McCleary, although she has never had to take charge, has ably assisted. The Secretary-Treasurer, Dorothea Dome, has been ready at every meeting with the record of the past meeting and with the plea of “Pay your dues.” At every meeting, variety is given to the program by answering the roll call with “a practical gift,” “decorating my room,” or “my favorite dish and how it is prepared.” The club elected Golda Clum and Hazel Cronbaugh as its representatives on the Boosters' Committee. The purpose of the club is to make a study of the home, including foods, clothing, household management, and shelter, and the family from the following standpoints: Health, economic, aesthetic, and social activities. We attribute our great success to the never-tiring efforts on the part of our sponsor, Miss Thompson. Golda McCLKARY, Vice I resident. [841First Row: Second Row: Third Row: Fourth Row: TTilty. Morrison, Curry, Neiswander, Wilson. R. Reed. Lowman. Fisher Baughman, Burean, Zattau. Tigrhe, McAlpin, Kong, Welty, G. Reed Tarr, Allen, Preston. Miss Crawford, Morris, Corbett, McKinley, Henry Kiblinger, Freeman. Reese Circulus Romnnus Club The Circulus Romanus Club has passed a very profitable year in the study of ancient Roman customs, superstitions, and beliefs. The club was divided into three sections according to the classes of Roman people in Caesar’s time: The Freshmen, Plebeians; the Sophomores, Equites; and the Juniors and Seniors, Senatores. Each member has willingly contributed his part for the success of the entertainments, thus manifesting his interest in the club. The officers elected for this year were as follows: Alice Neiswander, Consul Primus (President); Paul Kiblinger, Consul Secundus (Vice President); and Mary Irma Tighe, Scriba et Quaestor (Secretary-Treasurer). Rowell Reese was appointed Sergeant-at-Arms. These officers have endeavored to perform their functions well and have capably filled their positions. Some changes have been made in the Circulus Romanus Club this year. Only two program committees were appointed, one for each semester. This was done in order that the programs might include a greater variety and to avoid monotony. The program committees have spent much time deliberating upon the constituents of the entertainments. The officers formed a new constitution for the club. It has provisions for the difficulties which occur. In doing this they have endeavored to secure the interest of the members in the club activities. The greater part of the interest has been maintained by the efforts of our sponsor, Miss Crawford. She has proven herself to be an excellent supervisor by her interest in our undertakings, and has never ceased to contribute to our success. Mary Irma Tighe, Scriba. Alice Neiswander, Primus Consul. First Row: Spar, Moore. Kelly. Cottier, Wilson Second Row: Long. Smilu. Miss Duncan. Snuill, Arbogast Third Row: Webb. Kills, Doming, Wertheimer, Rutledge Fourth Row: Shanks. Phillips, Shadley. Binkley The Forum Club Early in the fall of 1928 a group of eighteen eager hoys and girls got together and pushed the Forum Club into action. Officers were elected as follows: Royal Shanks, President; Billie Arbogast, Vice President; Rowena Smila, Secretary; and Miriam Smull, Treasurer. An excellent constitution was drawn up, under the principles of which we have been governed through this most successful year. In former times this club has consisted of masculine members only, but this year the “fairer sex” has been granted the privilege of belonging. As a result the club has increased somewhat in size. Our aim is to become more familiar with parliamentary law and the procedure in conducting assemblies of all kinds. We have as guides to this aim our worthy sponsor, Miss Duncan, to whom we wish to extend hearty congratulations for her success in club work, and a little, thin, brown book, on the back of which is written in gold letters, “Roberts’ Rules of Order.” We often have short mimic meetings with different members of the club acting as chairman and we also have an occasional “get together” with plenty of eats. These things make our work very interesting as well as beneficial. Billie Arrogast, Vice President.■v First Row: Second Row: Third Row: Main, Clapper, Binkley, Umdun, Reed, Miss Bossert, Runser, McElroy. Petersen, Flzay, Burean, Doling: Fisher, Long. Orton, Danner, Dickason, Bame, Tighe Freeman, Mankey, Fisher The History Club The purpose of the History Club is to afford opportunity for the student to widen his historical interests, and to acquaint him with methods of research, sources, and scientific judgment. During the past year our club has tried to the best of its ability to accomplish these purposes. In order to widen our historical interests we have reviewed the lives of great men such as presidents and generals and have studied the most outstanding events concerning American history as related to the history of other nations. To acquaint ourselves with the methods of research, sources, and scientific judgment, we have composed and given charades and dramatizations of different events in history, such as “The Making of the First Flag,” “A Roman Marriage Ceremony,” “The Boston Tea Party,” and scenes depicting the life of the negro, taken from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Current topics have held an important place in our work this year, and this has been accomplished by a newspaper, composed by members of the club, debates, and discussions upon the subjects of present day interest. We have had a very pleasant year of work and it has been through the kind cooperation of the members of the club, the sponsor, and the officers that this is true. It can be truthfully said that the History Club has had a very successful year. LeIrma Landon, President. P. S. The officers of the History Club as were elected at the first meeting are: LeIrma Landon, President; Charles Fisher, Vice President; Margaret Peterson, Secretary-Treasurer; and Ralph Fisher, Sergeant-at-Arms. Our members in the Boosters’ Club are Eileen Reed and Bernard Freeman. C 87 JFirst Row: Second Row: Third Row: Haughnuin, Smlla, Neiswandor, Baum, Welty, Tighe, Runser, Curry Hammitt, Cornish, Ash. Me Cleary, Boutwell Wilson, Miss Crawford, Tarr Student Librarians Knowledge is found in volumes: “Seek and ye shall find.” Knowledge can he gotten in Ada High School from the 1,350 volumes of history, biography, science, poetry, and fiction in the hook cases. Thirty or more hooks have been selected and added this year. The hooks have been gone over, re-arranged, and the encyclopedias rebound. The magazine racks are always well-filled with the best of magazines for the student’s use, such as: “The American,” “The Mentor,” “Radio News,” “World’s Work,” “National Geographic,” “Popular Science,” and “Current History.” Under the direction of Miss Mabel Crawford, our library is still improving. She helps in selecting the new books and in caring for the old ones. The student librarians cooperate with her in efforts to keep the library in good condition. These students have given their time freely, and have been very courteous to their fellow students throughout the year. They believe in the motto, “Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” They have always been ready to help other students to locate material. Hooks, of the type found in the high school library, can exert a great influence on the reader. They help to instill high ideals in the minds of the students. These things being true, ought not the student librarians to be proud of the part they have in checking and caring for the books? Louise Hammitt.fsna Left to Right: Miss Thompson, Curry, Candler, Petersen, McAlpin, Shrider Johnson, Baum, Ash. Epley, Mohler. Foods Department We may live without books—What is knowledge but grieving? We mav live without hope—What is hope but deceiving? We may live without love—What is passion but pining? Rut where is the man that can live without dining? The foods class is the hardest working class of all. The purpose of this class is to study foods, their selection, preparation, and use, from the following standpoints: Health, economic, and social. During the first two weeks of school we studied in the text book on the subject of foods such as fruits and vegetables, and their preservation. Then we started canning vegetables and fruits for a part of our winter supply. I think we can say the class enjoyed this very much for it relieved us from the monotony of study. As the time neared for cafeteria, we studied how to bake and then proceeded to try these methods out. We all finally learned that accurate measurement was the most essential thing for success. The week following Thanksgiving we started in to serve lunches to the faculty and students of the school. We served anywhere from twenty to eighty a day. The folks seemed to enjoy the dinners and especially the chicken dinners we served occasionally. We quit serving at the end of the first week in April. We also did our part for the school fair. We made several attractive dishes and put them up for sale. We hope that the classes following will appreciate all that is being done this year to make it easier for them next year. In the near future we will have the privilege of serving the annual banquet for the Hi-Y Club. We, as a class, wish to thank Miss Thompson, our capable instructor, for her kindness and help to us during the past year and we also owe a great deal to Mrs. Ash, our faithful “server.” IMOGENE SlIRIDER. [89] First Row: Second Row: Thrid Row: Staff of the Purple and Gold” John States, business Manager; Royal Shanks. Editor; Mr. O. It. Findlev Faculty Adviser; Florine Baransy, Associate Editor; Walter Routson. staff AriiMi Lois Jean Judkins. Activity Editor; George Hindall. Sports Editor Raul Routson. Snapshot Editor; Le Irma Landon. Calendar Editor. George Allen. Joke Editor; Rowena Sniila. Junior Editor; Alice Neiswander, Sophomore Editor; Frank Pumphrey. Freshman Editor. [90]First Row: Second Row: Third Row: Fourth Row: Fifth Row: Sixth Row: Moore. Miller. Doming, Klzay, Kibllnger. Johnson. Spar Mrs. Mowen. Cornish, Curry, Loy. Welty. Gant, Sousley, Morrison. Ferrall Rodgers. T. McAlpin. Smila (Accompanist). Mohler, Ramsey, Tollman, Johnson. Mathewson, Betz. Wilcox, Weber McKinley. M. McAlpin. Petersen. Rambo. Zattau. H. McAlpin. Povenmire, Long Preston. Allen. Ash. Cronbaugh, McCleary Gribbens, Robnolte, Raabe, Dome The Chorus The Ada High School Chorus is a very important part of the school. It is continually working on some cantata, operetta, or other kind of musical program. Mrs. Mowen has proven herself a faithful and helpful instructor. The Chorus gave a typical Japanese operetta called “Princess Chrysanthemum,” on February 4. The principal parts were taken by Ruth Loy, Golda McCleary, Paul Kiblinger, Homer Hawes, Wilbur Johnson, Lawrence Miller, Loine Ash, Ruth Ramsey, Hazel Mae Cronbaugh, and Ruth Gribbens. The Chorus is also planning to take part in the district eisteddfod again this year. Wo can not predict what the outcome will be until the time comes, but every other year the Chorus has shown up well. It is hoping to do as well this year. The group is planning to help furnish the music room in the new building with pianos, victrolas, and such other things as will be needed. 192] Loine Ash.First Row: Second Row: Third Row: Fourth Row: Kelly, Carpenter. Tallman. Tarr. Mr. Routson. Boutwell. Welty, Baum Morrison, Strahm. Cronbaugh, McAlpin, Burnett, Gant. Richardson. Cotner Huber, Arnold, Smull, Campbell. Sleesman, Bame, Betz Hawes, Shanks, Routson, Dickason Ada High School Orchestra Music resembles poetry: in each Are nameless graces, which no methods teach. And which a master’s hand alone can reach.” The Ada High School Orchestra of the school year of 1928-11)29 was unusually entail as compared to previous years, hut the twenty-eight members have worked faithfully and with the untiring efforts of Mr. Routson have had a successful year. The organization has called forth the resources of the grades as well as the high school, having five grade students as members. The public appearances of the Orchestra have been few this year. They have played for the Parent-Teachers Association, the school fair, Interclass, the Ohio Northern University chapel, high school chapel, the Senior play and Commencement. Several Seniors will leave the orchestra, who have been with it during their high school career. They with the other members can look back at the tin e spent in the orchestra of 1928-1929 and feel that it was not spent in vain. Mildred Boutwell. [93]“Princess Chrysanthemum” This year the Chorus concentrated its efforts on one master production, a three act Japanese operetta entitled “Princess Chrysanthemum.” It was presented February 4 to a large and appreciative audience. A great celebration was decreed for the occasion of the Princess coming of age. She had two suitors, and when she decided the one that was to go with her in the procession, the other became jealous and with the aid of a wizard cat, kidnapped her, carrying her off to the cave of Inky Nieht. She was rescued by her true suitor and taken back to her father’s court. The false suitor was captured along with the cat and they were made to stand trial. After being condemned to death they were pardoned and set free by special request of the Princess. As a reward for his kindness and faithfulness the Princess married So-Tru, the true suitor. The part of Princess Chrysanthemum was ably presented by Loine Ash. Wilbur Johnson took the part of So-Tru. The Emperor What-for-Whi, father of the Princess, who poorly pretended mercy in all his dealings, was Homer Hawes, an old favorite. The part of the treacherous suitor, So-Sli, was played by Paul Kiblinger. Golda McCleary was Saucer-Eyes, the wizard cat. Ruth Loy played the part of Fairy Moonbeam, who assisted the Princess while in captivity. Lawrence Miller was the court executioner. Choruses of Japanese girls, fairies and sprites appeared at different times. Minor parts were taken by Ruth Gribbens, Ruth Ramsey, and Hazel Cronbaugh. The operetta was directed by Mrs. Aleen K. Mowen. “Sauce for the Goslings” The Public Speaking Class, directed by Miss Jeanette Duncan, gave three one-act plays this year. This is the first attempt at such plays and we feel that it was a success. “Sauce for the Goslings” came first with this cast: Mr. Taylor, Miller Brown; Mrs. Taylor, Florine Baransy; Robert, their son, Harold Wilson; Elizabeth, their daughter, Rowena Smila; James Ward, the guest, Paul Routson; Mrs. Lee, the grandmother, Louise Hammitt; and the maid, Pauline Long. Robert and Beth, much to the consternation of their parents and grandmother, persist in using slang. They are expecting James Ward, a college friend of Bob’s, to be a guest at their home for several days. The parents, driven almost to distraction, plan to use the slang their children use and to affect their mannerisms. Then the fun begins. The grandmother turns into a regular flirt and resembles a giggling schoolgirl rather than a sedate grandmother. The refined Mr. and Mrs. Taylor become breezily slangy and quite amuse James Ward. Robert and Elizabeth soon see their mistake and make their apologies. Mr. Ward understands the situation, and everyone is satisfied when he asks Mrs. Taylor to be a patroness at the Junior Prom, and Elizabeth gets the coveted bid to it from the football hero. DM] l“The Cuckoo’s Nest” Human nature is alike the world over. We all want the people from home to think we are successful, even if we are penniless. A pride which all of us possess and which often Rets us into trouble is the theme of this short play. Gately is a struggling young lawyer who is unable to find work in the city. His wife Julie becomes acquainted with Hilda, maid to the Henrys. Hilda is unexpectedly called away and since the Henrys are out of town, she asks Julie to feed Mr. Piper, the parrot. Thus the trouble starts. Julie calls Gately into the beautiful home, and then Mr. Tubb and Catherine, his wife, an old sweetheart of Gately’s, stop to visit when they see them standing in the window. Gately makes a mistake and asks them to stay for dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Henry arrive home very unexpectedly and to save the intruders from embarrassment, offer to serve as maid and butler. The day is saved for Julie and Gately and when their guests leave they offer to do the same for the Henrys, who receive a telegram that some relatives are arriving that evening. Mr. Henry offers Gately a position in his office so that next summer when they have company from home they will have a nice home in which to receive them. Eugene Hemphill played the part of Gately; Frances McAlpin, Julie; Ben Gilmore, Mr. Tubb; Helen Baum, Mrs. Tubb; Walter Routson, Mr. Henry; and Waunita Roberts, Mrs. Henry. “The Ugly Duckling” “The Ugly Duckling” could take place in any small town. Some people delight in talking about the village school mistress and these ladies are not exceptions. Molly, the teacher, stays at the doctor’s home. While here she and Dr. Jim become very good friends. Hattie, the doctor’s sister, resents the fact that this modern girl should win the affection of her brother. Hattie and Dr. Jim continually quarrel about Molly and Hattie is jealous because her daughter Emmy is not the teacher. Molly is accused of smoking and wearing indecent clothing. Dr. Jim stands up for Molly and to prove that he believes in Molly asks her to marry him. Then to surprise his sister and the gossipy neighbors he says that he and Molly are going to Europe. Eileen Reed effectively portrays the character of Hattie; Howard Shively is the doctor; Dorothea Dome is Emmy, the daughter; Helen Lowman is Molly; and Lucille Rose is the neighbor who relays all of the choicest gossip.First Row: Main. Arhogust, KcpiI, Smilu, Petcrwo ■ Second Row: States. Freeman, liilty, Phillips. Ilindall Third Row: Fry, Moore Interclass Contest The unheard-of has happened. For four years the Class of ’29 has won the Interclass Cup, which was given by the Class of 1914 to he presented to the winner of this annual classic. Rack in 1926, when this class was just a bunch of freshies, they surprised the audience by walking off with the prize. When the cup was presented to their president, Royal Shanks, a little speech of acceptance was given that has followed the class through four years of high school life. He said the class didn’t want to be selfish with the cup and so it was their wish that in ’27 the Sophomores should win it, in '28. the Juniors and in ’29 the Seniors. They did. Rut we have dwelt too long on the exploits of this class. Let us turn to the rest of the contestants. It does not mean so much just to win, the real end of the contest is dramatic development. It is grand to win but it is better to say, “I did my best.” The contestants were friendly rivals and that is what makes our Interclass Contest the best and biggest event of the year. Then, too, we must not forget the services of the musicians. Although these were not judged, they deserve to be complimented. Each class chose their representatives, who were as follows: Freshmen: short story—Dorothy Hilty; oration—Roy Moore; Sophomores: reading—Mildred Main; oration-—Rernard Freeman; Juniors: short story—Rowena Smila; debate—John Fry, dhelmina Arbogast, and Jay Phillips; Seniors: reading — Margaret Peterson; debate—George Hindall. Eileen Reed, John States. The music numbers were given by Carolyn Sleesman, Oren Dickason, Paul Routson, Robert Strahm, and Theodore Arnold. After the senior stunt the judges gave these decisions: to the Seniors, the reading and debate; to the Juniors, the short story; and to the Sophomores, the oration. The Inst InterclnsH in the old building.” How that has thrilled us and made us produce the best one of all. The stage was transformed into a garden; the windows were myriads of lights and the old balcony could not be recognized. In all, who can cay that Interclass was not a success? [96]Interclass Banquet Balloons! Balloons! Rang! Rang! Rang! The last chord of the High School Song rang through the room and the annual Interclass Ranquet came to an end. The climax of the weeks of preparation had passed. The banquet was part of our school history. Never before was the excitement so great, the crowd so joyous. To tell you about the banquet is a difficult task, for only by being there could you really enjoy it. Suppose we take an imaginary journey to the banquet. We go to the Lutheran church and lo! a regular fairyland greets us. After finding our names on the programs, we start to eat. There isn’t much noise during the next few minutes, but just as soon as our hunger is appeased, the fun begins. Such yells! Our throats are dry from cheering when Superintendent Crawford- as tabulator, begins the program. Each class responds with a toast on some type of test. Retty Morris tells of the multiple choice, which seems to be a favorite with the Freshmen. Wendell Rinkley, representing the Sophomores, gives us a test which he has just received from Columbia University. Some of those false and true questions he asks us stump even Miss Crawford. Alexander Webb, that Junior poet, then gives us a matching test which is very short and very sweet. Gladys Reed, the dignified Senior, tells about the completion test. We might add that she rivals Longfellow in her ability in writing Psalms. Miss Doty is not so hard on us. She gives us a test and aswers it herself. Rut this is not all of the program. Mary Preston, Edna Rurean, and William Campbell, our musicians, give us a varied program. Last, but not least, comes the unusual part of the gala affair. “Not Quite Such a Goose,” a one-act play, is given by Harold Wilson, Helen Lowman, Frances McAlpin, Lawrence Miller, and Louise Hammitt. The whole plot centers around a “dinky little rose” and we all laugh when the hero becomes quite a goose. Next, the High School Song—and it is all over. We must go. Our trip is finished. [97]Chapel Program Committees The regular chapel period on Wednesday morning is a high spot in school life. It is something that is looked forward to by the entire student body. Coming as it does in the middle of the week, it breaks the monotony of the long siege of study and classroom work. This is the one place where the whole student body meets as a unit. Interesting programs are presented and members of the high school are given an opportunity to display their talent. But these programs do not spring forth spontaneously. They are the result of hard work and careful preparation. Following are the committees who are responsible for the programs of the year: First Six Weeks Miss Bossert Lelrma Landon James Long Bernard Freeman Mary Preston Second Six Weeks Mr. Gray Royal Shanks Miriam Smull Margaret Petersen Robert Wilson Third Six Weeks Miss Doty Elizabeth Baker Alex Webb Alice Neiswander Robert Main Fourth Six Weeks Miss Duncan Lester Evans Golda McCleary Joe Cotner Imogcnc Gant Fifth Six Weeks Miss Thompson Hale Messenger Evelyn McGinnis Max Huber Dorothy Wclty Sixth Six Weeks Miss Crawford Gladys Reed Jay Phillips Gladys McKean Roy Moore lysjSenior Class Play “ARNOLD GOES INTO BUSINESS” Arnold Miller marries Irma Kemp after an arrangement with Mrs. Kemp, all unknown to Irma. Mrs. Kemp desires social standing in Milburn and believes she can get it by marrying her daughter into a prominent family. She furnishes the house, buys the wedding presents, and pays off the mortgage until Irma, advised by her sister Marie, refuses to live on Kemp money. She persuades Arnold, who believes he has a weak heart, to fight his depression and go into business. Mr. Epps, the grasping financier, has in his possession a formula which was left by Arnold’s father for making complexion mud. Larry, Epp’s son, who has just returned from prison, finds half of the formula and so Arnold enters into business with part of the formula, with the financial backing of Kittridge, the butler, and the help of Aunt Mattie, Johnny Pringle, Irma, Marie, Larry, and Violet. Mr. Le Grande comes to Milburn to see why the shipments of mud have stopped and then the plot begins to be solved. Epps is forced to give up the rest of the formula and pay for the mud he has sold; Marie gets to marry her fish boy, Johnny Pringle; Larry and Violet plan the details of their wedding; and K'ttridge gains Aunt Mattie’s consent to consider the matter of marriage. The business is a success, Arnold’s health improves greatly, and Mrs. Kemp declares that she is the one who encouraged Arnold to go into business, for it certainly was not Kemp, she says. The cast included John States as Arnold Miller; Lois Jean Judkins as Irma; Eileen Reed, Aunt Mattie; Florinc Baransy, Mrs. Kemp; Eugene Hemphill, Mr Kemp; Margaret Peterson, the daughter Marie; Lester Evans, the fish boy, Johnny Pringle; I!aV Messenger, Kittridge the butler; Gladys Reed, Mrs. Lavina Flower, the town gossip; Claudme Graves, Violet, her daughter; George Hindall, Larry Epps; Miller Brown, Ambrose Epps; and Richard Michael as Mr. Le Grande, the Frenchman. The play was under the direction of Miss Jeanette I uncan, public speaking instructor of this high school. [99]Fostoria Eisteddfod April twenty-sixth dawned bright and clear, a big day in Ada High’s curriculum. There was a great deal of bustle and excitement. An eisteddfod doesn’t come every day. All morning before classes Mr. Crawford was busy signing parental excuses. Mr. Findley, with a great deal of wisdom, had decided to take down stage scenery at this particular moment. It looked for all the world like a bread line in the office but with a somewhat nicer aspect. Everyone enjoys a vacation now and then. One o’clock! Nearly all the cars intent on going to the afternoon contest had left Ada; nearly all the pupils intent on going to school that afternoon had left home— poor unfortunates! Despite a detour at Findlay, those eisteddfod-bound reached Fostoria more or less intact and without further difficulty found the high school, one such as we hope to have next year. The eisteddfod began promptly at three-thirty P. M. in the auditorium which seemed admirably suited for the occasion. The superintendent of the Fostoria High School was the “conductor of the day” and Prof. C. C. Robinson of Ohio University at Athens, the adjudicator. Fostoria, Bowling Green, and our old rival, Kenton, were the other entrants. Those very names spelled keen competition but we weren’t in the least disarmed—that is some of us weren’t. There were five numbers in the afternoon of which Ada entered three, with Loine Ash, alto soloist; the vocal trio consisting of Loine Ash, Billie Arbogast, and Royal Shanks; and Theodore Arnold, tenor soloist. Rowena Smila and Betty Morris were the accompanists. Ada was not represented in the violin number or boys’ chorus. Arnold was justly lauded and came through with second prize, Bowling Green taking first. The adjudicator indulged in some very favorable comment on Ted’s voice. We wonder if those throat lozenges helped. Although Ada remained at the bottom of the list, everyone’s hopes soared high for the evening contest. If is needless to say that the contestants of the afternoon breathed easier. Theodore told us that sprinting and football were nothing compared to the ordeal of singing. The knees of more than one aspirant kept time to the music. Eats were next in order and it didn’t take anyone long to find them. On the way back to the high school we saw more Ada people. There was not a very large number in the afternoon. Suddenly the chorus appeared in the Northern bus which created quite a stir in Fostoria. That gave us some prestige and confidence to begin with. The United Brethren Church which was placed at our disposal was visited frequently for last minute practices and then the evening session began with the baritone solo. Royal certainly did credit to old A. H. S. by bringing home the much coveted ribbon signifying first place. The adjudicator liked, especially, the feeling with which he sang. Nuff said! Didn’t he take his inspiration right along with him? Billie and Loine contested in the girls’ duet. Of course Kenton would win that, just one more thing to fight over. Undaunted, Mary Preston added to the score, capturing second place in the soprano solo. Bowling Green won the piano number but not without close competition. Lelrma played very nicely. Then the boys’ quartette, content with nothing less than first place! And oh, what harmony! The boys—to elucidate, Theodore Arnold, Paul Routson, Royal Shanks, and Homer Hawes—never sang better. A Kenton girl admitted that she could listen to them all night. Wasn’t that a concession and a compliment? The girls’ and the mixed chorus looked and sang well but we kind of missed out on the prizes. Better luck next time. Bowling Green and Kenton carried off the trophies. Both received silver loving cups presented by the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs of the city. Although Ada did not place among the winners, the competition was close at all times, as those in attendance will testify. All these musicians need is a little backing. The contestants went home tired but certainly not downhearted—the day a success. Miriam Smull I i«oi“Peace” General Robert E. Lee voiced the true spirit of patriotism when he said, “Duty is the sublimest word in the English language.” It is that word duty that challenges the youthful citizenship of America to difficult tasks. The future of the world depends in a very large measure on how youth shall answer its call. Several ancient wonder stories of our race picture a knight coming to a magician or god to ask some great treasure—perhaps a jewel or magic sword, or cup, or an elixir of life. “Ah, yes!” the magician says, “You may have it. I give it to you freely. Rut it is guarded by yonder fiery dragon, whom you must overcome before you can take it.” That looks as if it might be a gift with reservations. But it is not. In every story of that type the knight overcomes the dragon, whenever he tries, and secures the coveted treasure. The dragon seems to be there merely to keep the cowardly and unworthy from taking the treasure. The history of the human race reveals this same truth. The treasure we would seek is the peace of the world. The path thereto has long been blocked by selfishness, ignorance, and inhumanity. The times demand patriotism as never before and the call of duty strikes us squarely in the face. But, linked as we are by the ties of kinship, friendship, commercial relationship to all other nations of the world, can patriotism be other than world wide? We must meet the challange of world-wide patriotism. Rather than for selfish advancement we must strive for the betterment of civilization. That peace is preferable to war has been in all ages an axiom for religious teachers and moralists; it is a conception that roots back in the earlier civilizations. Even war with its devastation and destruction has shown the efficacy of peace. Peace is, indeed, the only foundation on which a civilization can be built. What else is the history of civilization but the story of human nature constantly changing, constantly suppressing its instinctive impulses, toning down its egotism so as to make life in common possible? When savagery reigned, force was law and the fittest survived. But civilization is not alone founded on the principles set forth by science. Rather it depends on the suppression of savage instincts, the assertion of the equal value of every human life, and the subjection of the individual to the universal. If we look forward to a warless world, the thought of peace must be stressed. Mankind must be made to think of peace instead of war. It is interesting to note, as we read about India, that in five thousand years of that country’s literature there is no use of the w'ord “liberty.” Small wonder, then, that Great Britain, with a mere handful [101]of men, can govern three hundred million Asiatics! One can not help thinking of the contrast between this condition and the state of affairs in Britain’s American colonies during the eighteenth century. To attain an end, we must think, talk and write about it. Observe Germany in the period just preceding the World War. Those Prussian war leaders recognized the impelling power of an ideal. They so firmly fixed the idea of superiority in the German mind, that Germany rushed into the World War, confident of her ability to overwhelm the world by sheer force. She came dangerously, uncomfortably near it. Instill an ideal in the mind of a generation and its immediate accomplishment is insured. One nation, by such a process, very nearly upset the whole existing order of things. Nothing is impossible with a concerted international effort. However, the great challenge to lovers of peace is to produce a substitute for war’s disciplinary function. War develops courage. Some say it is human nature’s best protection against its weaker and more cowardly self. But is there not a higher courage? Physical bravery we share with the lower animals, but moral courage belongs to man alone. It is the power to decide on a course of action and follow it resolutely to the end, despite adverse criticism, despite our own personal desires. The battlefield may require physical courage, but everyday life demands courage of a still higher order, “courage to do the right as God gives us to see the right.” It is said, then, that war, offering as it does a protection against the weakness and cowardice of humanity, is indispensable. But is not war between man and man useless, when we are called to those vastly more desperate struggles between man and those natural forces which are destructive? The war against famine and flood and pestilence can well enlist a standing army the size of that we sent to France a few years ago, and even more resources of hardihood, skill, and daring. Such a conquest brings life and happiness to humanity instead of anguish and despair. It is a nobler war, more worthy of the efforts of mankind. Steadily, a step at a time, we are moving toward international peace. Mankind is listening to a new' note. It is the note of mutual understanding. The recent Kellogg pact, renouncing war as an instrument of national policy in settling international disputes, gives promise of peaceful adjustments of international difficulties. It is another page in the superb record of America in her ambition to lead the world to higher levels. Peace is a world problem. It concerns every nation and every people. But fundamentally it is a personal as well as a national problem. Intelligence, education, and sympathetic understanding will banish the spirit of war and develop the spirit of peace. Let us individually and socially inculcate the ideals of good will, and be apostles of universal peace. Its accomplishment will require effort and demand sacrifice, but it is worth the cost. The principle of peace is vital to a growing civilization. The cause of peace is just and calls to its defense “Strong men, who gladly give their strength and hours, Who sacrifice themselves and all their powers.” Royal Shanks 11021  ■ih»lc f Popularity Contest No event around the school excites more interest or brings forth more comment than the annual popularity contest. That much is true in any school. Rut the contest at Ada High has several unique features that make it still more outstanding. In the first place it is never announced ahead of time. That prevents politics from taking a part. Every individual votes exactly as he (or she) thinks. No one is influenced by the opinion of anyone else. In this way the real choices of the school are picked. And another thing—this is the first time the results of the 1929 contest have been presented to the public. They are always reserved for publication in the “Purple and Gold.” We herewith present them and we know that you will not be disappointed, for the will of the school has been done and we have faithfully tabulated the votes. There are some interesting facts in connection with the contest which we feel that you should know. Cliff Harding was far ahead in the race for the biggest bluffer, when Shively started piling up votes and emerged victorious after a thrilling race. There were 49 nominees for the most noted antique. Strange to say, nobody nominated the school building! Brown and McAlpin polled 139 votes for the most devoted couple, the biggest vote since George McElroy ran for the biggest bluffer several years ago. DID THE MOST FOR ADA HIGH BOYS GIRLS 1. Rjyal Shanks 1. Josephine Conner 2. John States 2. Lelrma Landon 3. Raymond Harding 3. Lois Jean Judkins MOST POPULAR 1. John States 1. Margaret Peterson 2. Harry Greenawalt 2. Josephine Conner 3. George Hindall 3. Claudine Graves BEST LOOKING 1. John States 1. Evelyn McGinnis 2. Paul Routson 2. Ruth Loy 3. Miller Brown 3. Margaret Peterson BIGGEST WISECRACKER 1. George Allen 1. Lois Jean Judkins 2. Walter Routson 2. Rowena Smila 3. George Hindall and Harry Greenawalt 3. Elizabeth Baker MOST ENERGETIC 1. Royal Shanks 1. Lelrma Landon 2. Eugene Hemphill 2. Florine Baransy 3. John States 3. Rowena Smila [105]MOST ORIGINAL 1. Paul Anspach 1. Rowena Smila 2. Walter Routson and George Allen 2. Lois Jean Judkins 3. Bill Doling 3. Billie Arbogast MOST ATHLETIC 1. Raymond Harding 1. Josephine Conner 2. Theodore Arnold 2. Evelyn McGinnis 3. John States 3. Helen Lowman BEST STUDENT 1. Royal Shanks 1. Lelrma Landon 2. Eugene Hemphill 2. Glad s Reed 3. John States 3. Eileen Reed WORST WOMAN HATER WORST MAN HATER 1. Eugene Hemphill 1. Virginia Rodgers 2. Adelbert Shadley 2. Mary Raabe 3. Clarence Estill 3. Ella Baughman DU DIE ST DUDE FLAPPIEST FLAPPER I. Howard Shively 1. Margaret Peterson 2. George Hindall 2. Cleo Tarr 3. Paul Kiblinger 3. Rowena Smila BIGGEST BLUFFER 1. Howard Shively 1. Lois Jean Judkins 2. Clifton Harding 2. Josephine Conner 3. Walter Routson 3. Lucille Rose MOST DEVOTED COUPLE 1. Miller Brown 1. Frances McAlpin 2. Paul Kiblinger 2. Margaret Petersen « Hale Messenger 3. Virginia Wilson JOLLIEST 1. George Hindall I. Lois Jean Judkins 2. George Allen 2. Thirza McAlpin 3. Walter Routson 3. Rowena Smila MOST POPULAR FRESHMAN 1. Justin Carey 1. Martha Jean Allen 2. Robert Wilson 2. Imogene Gant 3. Richard Peterson 3. Dorothy Hilty MOST NOTED ANTIQUE 1. Charles Fisher 1. Catherine Rodgers 2. Robert Wallick 2. Ruth Gribbens 3. LeRoy Thompson 3. Anna Rambo 1. 2. 3. BIGGEST KNOCKER George Allen Harry Greenawalt John Fry 1. Josephine Conner 2. Helen Lowman 3. Margaret Peterson and Lois Jean Judkins [107]Calendar SEPTEMBER 3. Everybody registered. First football practice. 4. Books bought and business begins. Boys show off new football jersies. 5. First chapel. Teachers give annual get-acquainted talks. 6. Rules and regulations explained forcefully to Seniors by Superintendent Crawford. 7. Friday—first week gone. 10. Freshmen feel at home—a week’s experience! 12. Chapel. Rules of conduct reviewed. 13. Girls appear in suspenders. What next? 18. Seniors have class meeting. Annual staff. Royal Shanks, Editor-in-Chief. 19. Chapel. Peterson elected head cheer leader. 21. Fire drill. No one burned and school building still standing. 24. Miss Duncan falls up assembly steps. Shall we paint them white? 25. Latest fad, black hats—75c per. 26. Chapel. Seniors find way to Bill’s studio but lose way back. Strange! 27. Clubs revised—and how! 28. First football game, score 20-0. Good beginning. OCTOBER 1. Wonder what time it is? Ask Benny Gilmore or some of the other Junior fellows. Anyway, they inquired enough times last night. 4. Magazine drive ends. Red Flashes win. 5. Clubs meet and organize. 8. We see Mr. Crawford here today. I guess he wasn’t left on South’s football field after all. 9. Bouquets are suggested to brighten up the old schoolhouse. 11. Club pictures snapped. 12. Six W’eek tests. Oh my! 19. Clubs meet. First grade cards. 25. Big parade and Kenton’s funeral—Beat Kenton! 26. Kenton game—31-0. We won. 31. Chapel. Prizes awarded for magazine drive. W’alter Routson holds high score of 43 subscriptions. NOVEMBER 5. We are all anticipating who will be our next president. 6. National election. Everyone wishing he were twenty-one. 7. Hoover elected. Too bad election returns aren’t reported earlier. However, Seniors don’t look any more sleepy than usual. 12. Gray is married. Science class refuses to work without customary cigars. 14. Chapel. Entertained by “Harold and Fritz.” 19. Blue Monday. Where was the Coach this morning? Wonder if the Stutz wouldn’t start or what? [10S]22. First basketball practice for girls. 23. Senior girls entertain football boys at Baker’s. 28. Chapel. Alumni program. 29. Thanksgiving vacation. DECEMBER 4. Student monitors appointed. 7. Basketball game at Forest tonight. 11. Howard Shively wears his P. J.’s to school. Absent-minded or no? 12. Chapel. Football letters given. Seniors go over 100 per cent in basketball ticket drive. 17. Christmas shopping going good. Several A. H. S. boys seen in at Woolworth’s in Lima. Probably buying something for her. 20. The common topic of the day: How the flu affected me. JANUARY 2. Christmas vacation. 7. Temperatures very low. How we long for those old-fashioned long flannels! 14. Still very cold. 17. Very icy. Several fa’ down and go boom. 21. We beat Kenton but Dickason seemed to be celebrating before the game. 30. Chapel. Principal topic: How to choose a vocation. Talks by several men experienced along this line. 31. Mental tests to find how much we don’t know. FEBRUARY 4. New romance—Michael and Lowman. 5. “Flash” Theisen stars at Alger. 6. Small Hi School boys, such as Billie Doling and Alex Webb resort to pleasant pastime of throwing snowballs. 7. Coach on sick list. 12. Lincoln’s birthday. Presented painting by Frank Estill. 14. Found: A valentine on which was written, “To Margaret P. from Paul K.” 22. Washington’s birthday. Girls’ tournament. 25. Public Speaking Class plays. MARCH 1. Tournament at Bowling Green. Ada wins first two games. 4. Inauguration Day. Radio installed. 5. “Perg” is singing, “I’ve Got a Woman Who is Crazy for Me.” What is meant by that? 8. History Club entertains Latin Club in room 10. 11. Preparations for school fair. 13. Annual Staff Stunt. 14. Michael and Rose in room 12. What is this? 15. School fair goes over big. 20. Basketball letters presented. Coach delivers a long speech on the meaning of the “A”. 22. Play practice begins. 26. Chapel. Eugene Hemphill receives first prize in editorial contest. Members of National Honor Society chosen. [100]z y School Fair A total of $716.56 was cleared at the school fair conducted by the P.-T. A. here jn March 15 and 16, 1929. Total receipts were $794.70 including a contribution of $250.00 from Mrs. George Stambaugh. The fund will be used toward special equipment for the new high school domestic science department. In attendance, enthusiasm, and quality of exhibits and entertainment, the fair was the most successful event of its kind ever conducted here. Displays and programs evidenced the high character of the work being done in the public schools of the town and township. The fair was planned and operated by the Executive and Finance Committee of P. T. A., teachers of the Rural, Grade, and High Schools, Superintendent Crawford, and Janitor Ernest Routson. The general work of all the pupils was on display in the various rooms in the building, and a home-made candy sale supervised by the teachers and parents of the pupils. Several added attractions were sponsored by the various grades. The first grade contributed a toy orchestra on both afternoons, directed by Miss Bowers, Mrs. Aleen K. Mowen, and Miss Wehe. The second and third grades had a poster display, the second prize being won by Travers Baker. Mrs. Gray, Miss Peterson, and Miss Kelly were in charge. The first prize in the third and fourth grade poster display was won by Othal Orr. A style show was given at stated times both afternoons and evenings by the pupils. This grade received the special prize for having the largest visitation during the fair. Miss Eley, Mrs. Tallman, and Miss Reese were in charge. The fifth grade sponsored a miscellaneous program and a display project of pupils both afternoons, directed by Mrs. Cummins, Mrs. Dorsey, and Miss Hutchinson. Mrs. Irey and Miss Norris were in charge of the sixth grade exhibit which consisted of pets, project work and hand made articles. The seventh grade under the supervision of Miss Beam an'1 Mr. McCleary contributed much amusement with their kitchen orchestra. The first prFzc in poster work was won by Robert Burnett. A minstrel show was the chief attraction in the eighth grade both evenings, second prize in posters won by Elizabeth McBride. Mrs. Hawk and Mr. Motter directed the production. A large part of the High School exhibit consisted of project work by all classes. Exhibits were sponsored by departments of languages, science, history, home economics, mathematics, English, and agriculture. Special attractions were the fortune telling booth, sale of High School song and science newspaper, and two plays given by the public speaking class under the supervision of Miss Jeannette Duncan. The essay contest was won by Eugene Hemphill and second prize by Rowena Smila. The Better Speech Poster and Essay Contest was sponsored by the Federation of Women's Clubs. Judges were Mesdames Webb and Newton and Barton Snyder. The pupils of the second and third grades of North Building gave a flower pageant Friday evening and the second and third grades of South Building Saturday evening. High School and Grade orchestras and several selections from rural schools were added attractions each evening. Chairmen of booths were: Cafeteria and Market: Mesdames Ash, Elder, and Reed. Balloons and Pep: Mesdames Eddy, Meredith, and Pettit. Fish Pond: Mesdames Judkins, Deming, and Foss. Pop Corn: Mesdames Weir, Huber, and Stambaugh. [no] The Value of Better English In these ultra-progressive times young people often get the idea that to speak in pure English is either “old fogy” or “highbrow.” Our high school students indulge in slang and loose speech and even some of the old folks who carried Harvey’s Grammar under their arm all their school days have fallen into that derogatory habit— they would not have any one believe they were behind the times. But while youth speeds merrily away from cultured and refined language followed by a few envious and babbling elders, the quiet men and women who love their mother tongue too well to abuse it are managing our government, running our business and controlling our industries. A brilliant young man, high up in a large New York firm, was heard by the president of his company to end a telephone conversation with—“And How!” The employee resigned his position immediately—upon request. The other common form of poor English, sometimes even worse than slang, is the use of faulty grammar. One of the worst of bores is the person who through change in circumstances finds it expedient to speak in a manner befitting the elegance of her limousine. She imagines that the only thing necessary to polite speech is to speak loftily, attempt any form that doesn’t seem common and never to use a little word when a big one is in reach. As a result she makes one absurd blunder after another and is readily recognized for what she is by those who really know. Fine speech is not acquired over night. The majority of high school students can be said to have one or both of these faults. Most of us use slang and many make plain grammatical errors. A great number think English of secondary importance, some even take aversion to it. When a teacher exercises her knowledge by using subjunctive mood a poorly suppressed t'tter runs through the room. Boys are likely to think English a study for girls and apply their masculine minds to mathematics and the sciences. They do not see that English is becoming more practical every day—more essential to business. Engineers of the future cannot hope to rise high with nothing but technical knowledge. A salesman who presents his goods, however meritorious they may be, in faulty speech, is lost. People will not put their faith in a doctor who makes mistakes in conversation—he might in something else too, nor will they employ a lawyer who argues a case in slang for there might be a college professor or two on the jury and all would be lost. They will not read a newspaper that presents its views in a slipshod and ungrammatical fashion. The world is demanding better educated men. “The best trained man gets the job.” Instruction in the English language should be no small part of that training. A man may be an excellent accountant yet does he know how to ask for a position? English is training in securing the place; it gains an employer’s respect after the place is obtained. The most important way of learning to speak with clearness and meaning is to completely master English grammar. Other things can help—reading widens our vocabulary and gives us better means of expressing our thoughts; conversation with people of intellect may improve our use of words; composition may serve to polish our speech; but the basis of clear simple discourse is a knowledge of the underlying principles. Without this knowledge we could never be sure of ourselves. Like the players in a ball game we must know the rules. Eugene Hemphill. muParent-Teachers’ Association The Parent-Teachers’ Association is a necessary organization wherever the education of children is being carried forward. The great aim of the association is to see the children reach success, that is, to get the best out of life that there is in it and to leave the world better for having passed this way. We are putting forth every effort to help the pupils prepare for citizenship and equip themselves to meet the personal challenges of the years ahead, to make them understand it is not the battleship but the school house which is to become our greatest means of national defense. It is in 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 marring of the individual’s character and career, and it is the teacher and parent who are responsible for the training and the moulding of the child, until it has reached the age of self-discovery and self-realization. Through this organization the parent becomes acquainted with the educational process applied to the child and a sympathetic interest is elicited. Through the vision and tireless efforts of our president, Mrs. Moore, the program of the organization has constantly widened and strengthened. The other officers who have been striving to make the organization an asset to the school are: Vice President, Mrs. J. A. Needy; Secretary, Mrs. C. R. Pease; and Treasurer, Mrs. Charles Hawk, and the Financial Committee: Mrs Arthur Brewer. Mrs. J. L. Ferrall, Mrs. Mark Ramsey, Mrs. J. V. McAlpin, Mrs. D. Kerr, Mrs. E. Huber, Mrs. C. W. Campbell, and Mrs. J. Weir. Program Committee: Mrs. J. D. Judkins, Mrs. L. C. Povenmire, Miss Edith Bowers, and Miss Helen Peterson. Our goal for this year was a thousand dollars to equip the domestic science room in our new school building A school fair materialized from our plans whose receipts with the dinner of the west section met our call with gratifying results. The high school and grade orchestras under the direction of our most faithful and efficient leader, Mr. Routson, have been financed by this organization. Thus to fulfill the obligation we owe to the coming generation, shall we once more knit up our sinews and renew our vows of fidelity to education. Mrs. C. R. Pease. Compliments of ROBERT KELL Plumbing and Heating Contractor Piqua, OhioEUGENE R. HUBER’S PHARMACY Phone 68 ADA 221 North Main OHIO Mr. Findley: “Is the telephone working?” Mr. Crawford: “I guess so, I can’t get central.” Mr. Crawford: “What is your daughter taking in high school?” Mrs. Judkins: “Oh! She’s taking everything I’ve got.” During the Waltz Florine B.: “How divinely some men dance.” Dick M.: “And how sublimely some women talk.” Florine B: “Oh! I’ve got a copyright on my line.” Dick M.: “Well, I’ve got patent leather on my feet.” Not All Wet “You can go bathing now my daughter, So long as you don’t go near the water.” “No fears, Mother, you know my condition, I haven’t touched water since prohibition.” Gladys R.: “Do you play the piano?” Eugene H.: “I don’t know. I never tried.” Sam: “Bo, ah got a big load off ma shoulders!” Bam: “Huh? Wha’s matta, wash yo’ neck?” “DOLING’S ALWAYS” FOR UP-TO-DATE FOUNTAIN SERVICE AND QUALITY CONFECTIONScELROY’S EAT ARKET FRESH ANI) SALT MEATS FISH AND OYSTERS IN SEASON Phone 4 North Main Street We Deliver Best Wishes for the Class of 1929 CRATES SON 126 South Main Street Charles Bamberg: “Ben Gilmore has a peculiar look in his eye.' Olaf Roberts: Sober again!” Charles Anspach: “Is your roommate a sound sleeper?” Jay Phillips: “Yeah! and such sounds.” Customer: “There’s soap in this food!” Miss Thompson: “That’s all right. It’s to wash the food down.” He: “Would you accept a pet monkey?” She: “Oh, this is so sudden, I’ll have to ask father.” Miss Bossert: “What is the Order of the Bath?” -----------------: “Pa first, then Ma, then us kids, and then the hired girl.” He: “I dreamed last night that I proposed to the prettiest girl in town.” She: “And what did I say?” PALMER CHIROPRACTOR J. T. JOHN, D.C., Ph.C. Neuruciilometer and X-Ray Service Phones: Office 114, Residence 125 Upstairs in Crotinger Buildingy N. B. CROTINGER 8C CO. VARIETY STORE WE AIM TO PLEASE Captain (frenziedly): “All hands on deck, the ship’s leaking.” Sleepy Voice (from the hold): “Aw, put a pan under it and come to bed.” Dick M.: “Let’s get under way.” lorine B.: Let’s get way under ” Regarding Osculation A kiss in time save nine----------miles of walking. What’s Wrong Here Mr. Gray: “What law prohibits adulteration?” Hetty Morris: “I’m not sure, but I think it’s one of the Ten Commandments.” He: “What noise annoys an oyster?” She: “A noisy noise annoys an oyster.” First voice on the phone: “This is Miller. Do you love me Frances?” Second voice: “Of course, dear.” First voice: “You two-timer! This is not Miller, it’s Perg.” Second voice: “You double crosser! This is not Frances, it’s Liz.” The Only Way to Get It Geo. A.: “You must be careful about politeness at the movies nowadays.” Walter R.: “What now?” Geo. A.: “Last night I stood up to let a woman pass me and she slipped into my seat.” Sorry About This She was only a washwoman’s daughter, but she took me unaware. Harry G.: “Let’s have a party. I’ll get Mary.” Dick M.: “Suits me—I’ll get merrier.” Chas. F.: “Do you know the Hawk brothers?” Robert W.: “Naw, who are they?” Chas. F.: “Mo and Tommy.” J. O. TYSON Tailoring, Cleaning, Pressing, and Repairing High Orade Shoes First Door North of Postoffice WALTER SOUSLEY Phone 96 DEALER IN HAY AND COAL Ada, Ohio Earl H. Dome V. E. Templeton To the Class of 1929 We Extend Greetings and Best Wishes POME TEMPLETON AGENCY Brewer Block Ada, Ohio Mr. Gray (Civics class) : “What measures would you take to repeal the Volstead act?” Walter R.: “Heroic.” The jealous lover (passionately) : “Lie to me if you wish, but swear that you have been true to me.” Alice N.: “My mother-in-law is staying with us this week.” M. I.: “She’s your house guest?” Alice N.: “Sure did you think she was staying in the garage?” A Love Game I bet her she wouldn’t marry me and she called my bet and raised me five. Mr. Findley: “Can you name me a star with a tail?” John Fry: “Sure, Rin-Tin-Tin.” “Just one more glass, boys, then we’ll all go home,” said Doris Tarr at the Midway, as she finished washing the dishes. Daylight Savings “We’re getting in awfully late last night this morning.” “That’s all right. We’ll sleep until this evening tomorrow. Mamma’s Pet They call him a mother’s boy, but wait until a mamma really gets hold of him. DR. A. L. TIPPLE DENTIST X-RAY SERVICEDr. C. W. BRECK DENTIST General and X-Ray Work Skeet: “Do you know that George Allen hasn’t been up to see me for three weeks?” Margaret P.: “Oh! Has he turned over a new leaf?” Skeet: “No, turned over his Dad’s Buick.” On a Dew-Dew-Dewey Day Ruth Gribbens: “I see they are going to have umbrellas made square. Mildred Boutwell: ‘‘What for?” R. G.: “Because they’re not safe to have round.” A Sweet Revenge A Bible Student: “Why is it that most vaudeville artists are Jews?” Mr. Crawford: ‘‘Well, you see, at one time the Christians used to persecute the Jew’s, and the Jews are getting even now.” Mr. Gray (In General Science Class): “Martha Jean, wrhy is the water below’ the falls green ?” M. J. Allen: “I’ll bite.” Mr. Gray: “It just came over.” !lu' IWssliU' ;StuiUo PORTRAITS OF EXCELLENCE Special Equipment of the Highest Order Covering all Branches of the Science Photographera For PURPLE AND GOLD and Other Annuals 115 4 South Main Street, Ada, Ohiot. - sS COMPLIMENTS of RICHARDS, McCARTY 8C BULFORD Architects THE JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING Ada, Ohio L. 7 ----- ----------------- --------Our Motto— BUILD WITH SAFETY When we build, let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay on stone, that a time will come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them “See! This our fathers did for us.” —John Ruskin Compliments of WENTZ LUMBER COMPANY DOVER, OHIO Contractors of the Junior-Senior High School Ada, Ohio1872 57 Years in Ada - 1929 Best Wishes for the Class of 1929 J. T. CUNNINGHAM CO. DRY GOODS, CLOAKS, RUGS, DRAPERIES, AND FOOTWEAR North Main Street Ada, Ohio A Scotchman was so tight he wouldn’t give up when anybody asked him a riddle. Pete: “Oh, it’s raining.” Pooder: “Well, let it rain. Pete: “I am.” Matrimonial Walter It.: “What are you doing now?” Coach T.: “Looking for a wife with a steady job.” Sign on a Butcher Shop “Fresh pork sausage, from pleased pigs, that made perfect hogs of themselves.” Florine: “Don’t be afraid of that clog. You know a barking dog never bites.” Harry G.: “I know, but you can never tell when he’s going to stop barking.” MIDWAY RESTAURANT IN BUSINESS TO SERVE YOU GOOD EATS For years we have satisfied the most particular with well cooked meals. We give you all night service FRANK IRWIN, Prop. THE ADA HIGH SCHOOL “PURPLE 8c GOLD” 19 2 9 Printed by THE ADA HERALD Quality School Printing Since 1885THE HANK OF SERVICE Resources $700,000.00 See and Hear TALKING PICTURES at THE ODEON Lester: “So you loved and lost?” John Fry: “Well, no, I didn’t exactly lose. When she returned my presents she put in some of the other fellow’s.” Florine: “Oh, Pete! What’s in the package?” Pete: “Insect Powder.” Florine: “Insect powder? Well, who’d have thought that bugs knew enough to powder their little noses?” Hale: “Say, did you get rid of any moths with those moth balls you bought?” Claudine: “No, I tried for five hours but I couldn’t hit a one.” She: “I see you have a hair cut.” He: “No, I washed it and it shrunk.” Ada Plumbing and Heating Company General Plumbing, Healing, Electrical and Sheet Metal Work Phone 370 ADA, OHIO ADA, OHIODR. G. S. WILCOX Phones: Office 258, Residence 315 Ada, Ohio DON'T THINK FOR HOURS....... “JUST SAY IT WITH FLOWERS” .......MOHLER'S FLORAL SHOP She: “Would you put yourself out for me?” He: “I certainly would.” She: “Well, then please do. It’s after midnight and I’m awfully tired. Lester E.: “I have an honest face.” Charles F.: “Whaddya mean?” Lester E.: “Honest to goodness, it’s a face.” Clarence E.: “Which is more valuable, a five dollar bill or a five dollar gold piece?” Lawrence M.: “Why, the five dollar bill, of course, because when you 'put it in your pocket, you can double it.” C. E.: “Right truly, and when you take it out you will find it “increases.” THE MAIN GARAGE COMPANY WILLYS-O V ERL A ND FINE MOTOR CARS Phone 63 114-116 East RuckeyeSCHOOL SUPPLIES Books, Tablets, Loose Leaf Note Books Moore, Conklin and Duo fold Fountain Pens Eversharv Pencils . . . DANA E. WELSH Drugs Ada, Ohio Books Mr. Findley: “Ray, go to the store room and get some ammonia, but be careful and do not get pneumonia.” Ray Harding: “But how am I to tell the new from the old?” Howard S.: “Were you ever crossed or double-crossed in love?” Rowena S.: “Neither; criss-crossed.” A Chicago policeman shot a robber the other day, but he was just a new’ policeman and didn’t know any better. Dick Wolfrom: “It is rumored that Yuletide sledding parties are responsible for many girls being sled astray.” She was only a physician’s daughter but she sent the blood surgin’ through your veins. Jack B.: “Has your brother come home from college yet?” Alex W.: “I guess so, or else the car’s been stolen.” Office Hours, 1 to 4 P. M. Office, Tressel Block L. C. NEISWANDER, M. D. Phones, Office 218, Residence 180 Ada, Ohio “THE YARD WITH THE STOCK” Telephone 77 THE SLAGLE LUMBER CO. LUMBER AND MILLWORK 111) West Buckeye Street Ada, OhioWhen High School Days are Over and you must make your own living, go into the Poultry Business and equip your poultry farm with McCURDY FEEDERS AND FOUNTAINS McCurdy Adjustable Chick Feeder for Baby Chicks Supplies for Baby Chicks arid the Laying House THE McCURDY MANUFACTURING CO. ADA, OHIO Mary Preston: “I’m cold.” Charles A.: “Let’s try the cover of darkness.” Cop: “How did this accident happen?” Jinx D.: “Hie—I saw two bridges—hie—and ran over the wrong one.: John States: “I’m going to marry a pretty girl and a good cook.” Royal Shanks: “You can’t. That’s bigamy.” It was a clear moonlight night after the Junior-Senior banquet. A car came down the road lurching dizzily............... had one arm around and drove with the other. The car gave a great swing and then straightened out on the road again. “Oh, .............,” cried ,” “Please use both hands.” “Can’t,” replied ............ grimly, “Gotta drive with one.’ THE SUBURBAN POWER CO. BETTER LIGHTING FOR THE SCHOOL AND HOME CALL US 218 North Main Street Phone 208P. W. Turner, President F. L. Kinsman, 1st V. P. and Gen’l, Mgr. M. H. Turner, Sec’y.-Treas. T. J. Smull, Consulting Engineer A. C. Earl, Sales Manager Factory and Main Office, Ada, Ohio OFFICES Cleveland Pittsburgh New Orleans Philadelphia Baltimore San Francisco Charleston London, England Seattle Any Character of Roof Recovered Without Removal of Original Roof and Made Absolutely Waterproof Our system of canvas and paint cement is being used from the Atlantic to the Pacific and throughout Europe. Farmers: Try our special paint for silos OLD ROOFS MADE NEW Insulating Material for Confining Heat or Cold Our composition is a complete insulator and especially adapted to Dry Kilns, Cold Storage Plants, etc. WATER PROOF FIRE PROOF FUME PROOFHARRY PRATTE AUTHORIZED FORD SALES AND SERVICE ADA, OHIO Phone 299 LINCOLN FORDSON 120 East Buckeye The latest Russian son ? hit is: ‘When It’s Honey Blossom Time In Moscow, I Moscow back to Moscow.” Donna: “Isn’t it funny the way things turn up?” Louise: “Yes, especially noses.” Walter R.: “They tell me that high school boys can’t work their way to Europe on cattle boats any more.” Ray H.: “Why’s that?” Walter R.: “The cattle objected.” She was only a drill sergeant’s daughter, but she knew when to call a halt. A. W. REAM HARDWARE Electric Wiring and Plumbing 231 North Main Street Ada, Ohio “WE ARE READY TO SERVE YOU ALLEN’S BARBER SHOP and BEAUTY PARLOR Phone 256 116 South Main StreetKAHLER C. PFEIFFER INSURANCE — ALL KINDS Representing the World's Leading Stock Companies ADA, OHIO I Liked Her She was good looking and had a fine shape. They told me she never smoked, and in times of need she was just a good pal. But I liked her. They told me she was fast, and she was. She was not painted in a vulgar way, just a bit of red here and there to give her a sparkling appearance. She was easy on your pocketbook. When you took her out you were sure of a good old time. But I traded her in and bought a Packard. Soph: “I wonder why that senior carries a cane? Prosh: “Because it can’t walk.’’ Latest Song Hit “You May Be a Cowpuncher, but You Can’t Pinch My Calves.” Dempsey vs. Tunney Birds of a leather sock together. Mr. C.: “Your wife looks very nice with those gray hairs.” Mr. Findley: “Yes, I gave her those.” Harry G.: Yes, I always thought a yard was three feet until 1 started cutting the grass.” JACK PUGH BARBER SHOP LADIES’ SHINGLE BOB 35c to All MEN’S HAIR CUTS 205 North Main Street E. E. McALPIN ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE Phone 73 Building Ix an Office Ada, OhioBALISH CONFECTIONERY UP-TO-DATE FOUNTAIN SERVICE ICE CREAM CANDY Neckwear SUCCESS TO THE CLASS OF Hats J. G. DEMING Shirts Made-to-Measure Suits a Specialty Hosiery Lois Jean: “What’s faster than a racing car?” Josephine: “A parked auto.” Francis Me.: “L o you know anything about necking?” Miller R.: “Well, 1 don’t no.” His mother called him Louie—he was the fourteenth. Pauline L.: “Is he hot! Say, see that suit he is wearing? Helen R.: “The dark one?” Pauline: “That was a light one but it’s charred.” C. E. G.: “How did you find the women in Paris?” W. L. T. (returning from Paris): “You don’t have to find them; they’re out looking for you.” Dick M.: “Do you pet?” M. Cronbaugh: “Yes—animals.” Dick: “Go ahead then, I’ll be the goat.” HUBER FURNITURE COMPANY for UP-TO-DATE FURNISHINGS Phone No. 1 North Main Street HARDIN COUNTY'S LARGEST FURNITURE STORE Ji frr y ri Hr flth Good Fi h line J )’ F4U th fa UoTcr x;FRANK DETRICK CLOTHIER EXCLUSIVE BUT NOT EXPENSIVE Coach T.: “Have you seen one of those instruments which can tell when a man is lying?” Mr. Gray: “See one! Say, I married one.” Geo. A.: “Say, what became of that new car your father’s company was talking about putting out? Mildred M.: “They had to give it up. Nobody could think of a new idea for a radiator Paul K.: “Have you ever kissed a man before?” Margaret P.: “Y-Yes.” Paul K. (excitedly): “Tell me his name so I can thrash him.” Margaret P.: But—but he might be too many.” “Save With Safety” — AT — YOUR REXALL DRUG STORE BURKE GARDNER School Books DRUGGIST Athletic SuppliesTHE FIRST NATIONAL BANK ADA, OHIO “Every morning when I come to work my boss kisses me. How can I avoid this?” Come to work in the afternoon.” Skeet: “Do you really like me?” Jay P.: “I think a house and lot of you.' O. R. F.: “I look forward every Sunday to the after dinner nap.’ C. C. C.: “I thought you never slept in the afternoon.” O. R. F.: “1 don’t, but my wife does.” Let’s run over a few things together,” said the automobile instructor to his student. QUALITY ABOVE ALL” HERFF JONES COMPANY DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS of HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE JEWELRY and COMMENCEMENT INVITATIONS Official Jewelers to Ada High SchoolWHEN IN NEED OF GENERAL HARDWARE Implements, Gas or Coal Ranges, Electric Washers Furnaces, Heating Stoves, Etc. See CRETORS TIETJE He: “I once knew a prirl that made a fool out of me.” She: “What a lasting impression some girls make.” Herman: A kiss speaks volumes. Ruth S. : You must be collecting a library. Newspaper Man: “Have you had any previous newspaper experience?” Royal: “No, but I was editor of the High School Annual.” Newspaper Man: “Oh, I’m so sorry, but we’ve got an editor.” Cliff: “There are several things I can always count on.' Harry G.: “What are they? ” Cliff: “My fingers.” “Great Scott, I’ve forgotten who wrote Ivanhoc,” whispered Smull to Smila on examination day. “I’ll tell you if you’ll tell me who the dickens wrote “The Tale of Two Cities,” Smila whispered back.” 1 1 N (rood to See Through — Good to Look at r .Jl Our Made-to-Mensure (Hanses HAYDEN Jeweler Optometrist THE CENTRAL MARKET STAPLE GROCERIES AND FRESH HOME-KILLED MEATS LONG CLUM Phone 29 123 S. Main StreetHelen L.: “Why don’t men give up their seats to girls on trolley cars?” Dick M.: “Because they forget themselves and think they are at a burlesque show.” “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” says the surgeon. William Campbell (at a dance): “My shoes are killing my feet.” Billie A.: “They’re killing mine, too.” He loved that girl—Anne Howe! There was an absent-minded professor who gave his finger nails an examination and cut his class. Perg: “How are you getting along with your girl’s folks?” Miller: “Great! They’re already beginning to treat me as one of the family. Last night they even bawled me out for using the guest towel.” From One Who Knows Small Boy: “What is college-bred, pop?” Pop (with son in college): “They make college bread, my boy, from the flour of youth and the dough of old age.” SCHOEDINGER’S ROOFS AND SHEET METAL WORK are Standards of Quality Other Items in the FOSCO include the following Galvanized Sheets Armco Galvanized Sheets Black Sheets, Tin Plate Copper, Zinc, Monel Metal Eaves Trough, Conductor Pipe Standard Skylights Puttyless Skylights Structural Skylights Fire Proof Metal Windows Tin Clad Fire Doors Lock Joint Metal Ceilings Rotary Suction Ventilators Syphonic Ventilators Radiator Shields and Enclosures Aseptic Metal Hospital and Surgical Furniture F. O. SCHOEDINGER, Manufacturer 322-358 Mt. Vernon Avenue Columbus, Ohio 

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