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ADA HIGH SCHCDQL
ADA - Qwlo
BERNARD WESLEY FREEMAN
DREN EDWARD DICKASON, JR.
E have tried to make this
yearbook a true chronicle
of the events of the school year.
We have tried to place the right
emphasis on each happening and
not to overemphasize any activity
or clique. We wish to thank all
who have helped us in any way in
making this annual a success. We
place this book in your hands with
the utmost feeling of confidence
that it is the linest one ever pub-
lished at Ada High School.
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BOOK ONE--T HE SCHOOL
BOOK TWG--SCHOOL LIFE
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I-IIITOIQY UF ADA HIGH SCHOOL
FUD TI-IE YEAIQ 1930-1931
EPTEMBER 8. Much to relief of parents, school opens. One manifesta-
tion of the vigor with which students began their work was displayed at the
football games when Captain Reese would start down the field for a touchdown.
All in all the football season was quite successful. .
This outdoor sport soon gave way to basketball. lt seemed the boys were
doomed to a series of unbroken defeats, but, alas, on Friday. February 13, they
defeated Wapakoneta, winning game number thirteen. What was that 1 heard
about superstitions? The girls had a gratifying season with three defeats and
twelve victories. But neither team added a tournament cup to our trophies.
Meanwhile other organizations about Ada High School had been heard
from: for instance, our new Band, which made its initial public appearance at the
Carey football game. The Glee Clubs and Orchestra also are to be commended
for their work during the year. At the Band and Orchestra Eisteddfod held at
Lehr Auditorium on March 27. both the woodwind and the brass ensemble won
Another new feature was the entering of the State Inter-High School Debat-
ing League. ln view of the fact that Ada has gained a year's experience and has
good material available for next fall, we may expect much development in that
Held of activity.
Among the outstanding entertainments of the year were the Grade Op-
erettas, the Junior High Minstrel. the Dramatic Club play "Welcome Home.
Jimmy," and concerts given by the musical organizations.
Students not only participated in extracurricular activities but also displayed
a commendable scholastic standing. Thirteen seniors went to Kenton on March
Zl, to take the State Competitive Scholarship Test. Out of the thirteen. six
rated among the twelve highest in the county, Glenn Clark ranking first: Virginia
Wilson, third: Lois Mitchell, Hfth: Max Huber. sixth: Ruth Loy. eighth: and
Alice Neiswander, twelfth. On April 8 a group of more than twenty went to
Kenton for a County Elimination Test.
The annual lnterclass Contest and Banquet took place on April 10 and 11.
respectively. This tradition of Ada High School was once more creditably up-
The Seniors came into the limelight with the announcement of those
awarded membership in the National Honor Society. They were Virginia Wil'
son. Alice Neiswander, Glenn Clark, Ruth Loy. Bernard Freeman. Wendell Bink-
ley. Bernice Reed, and Myra Lou Lowman.
The Senior Class Play. "The Path Across the Hill." having as leading char-
acters Alice Betz and Glenn Clark, was admirably given, May 1.
Other activities followed in rapid succession. On May 8 the maturing
Juniors feted the celebrated Seniors. Congratulations. Seniors!
Soon that eventful last week was at hand. The Baccalaureate Service was
held on Sunday, May 17. The following Tuesday evening the Class Program
was given. in which the following persons had a part: Alice Neiswander, Cora
McElroy, Oren Dickason, Catherine Gillespie, Myra Lou Lowman. Max Huber.
Cleo Tarr, Alice Ream, Virginia Wilson, and several musicians.
On Wednesday night came Commencement. After an inspiring class ad-
dress by Doctor Robert Williams. President of Ohio Northern University, the
members of the Class of 1931 were presented with their hard-earned diplomas.
And now "the day is done."
IBUAIQD Cf EDUCATIUN
HE Board of Education of the Ada Public Schools is made up of
five members. There is one prominent business man, a leading
college professor, two outstanding farmers. and a lady who is inter-
ested in public school work and the charitable enterprises of the town.
Mr. C. B. Moore is the clerk and Mr. T. H. Everhart. Superintendent
of the Ada Schools, is the Executive Oflicer.
Each member has particularly contributed to a certain line of
Mr. Earl Shadley, knowing the surrounding country as he does.
has been able to assume responsibility for planning the routes which
have been chosen for the busses.
Mr. H. C. Sleesman, besides helping to map out the bus routes,
has, by a long-continued interest in the school, aroused public interest
in school affairs.
Mrs. Cora D. Judkins is always ready to participate in any phases
of the school program. She has been of especial assistance in the activ-
ities of the Parent-Teachers' Association.
Mr. J. E. Stambaugh, through his training and experience, has
rendered helpful advice in the financial matters involved in the con-
struction ofthe present High School building.
Mr. E. L. Berger, himself a professor. has aided with the science
Our present School Board has worked diligently and given much
of their time to our needs. The school and community are grateful
for the way they have met the problems and performed the duties of
MR. T. H. EVERHART MABEL CRAWFORD
Ohio Northern. A.B. I
Ohio State. Ph.B.. A.M.
Superintendent at Good
Hope. Creston, and Ver-
Superintendent of the Ada
Instructor of Education and
Psychology in Summer
School at Ohio Northern
Denison University, Ph.B.
Instructor in Latin.
Sponsor of Latin Club.
Columbia University. M.A.
O. R. EINDLEY
Muskingum. BS.. 1922.
Ohio State, '27, '28. '20.
Principal of Lakeville High
Chairman of Athletic Board.
Treasurer of Student Activity
ISenior Class Advisorl.
VERA1- BARNES W. L. THEISEN CHARLOTTE BOSSERT
Ohm Northern Un'V'3"51tY- University of Louisville. Mt. Union College. A.B.
AB- I I Wittenberg College, Ohio State University.
Ohm State Umvqefslty' University of Michigan. Instructor in European Hisf
Instructor In French and Instructor in Mathematics tory and English.
Algcbm- and Physical Education.
Sponsor of French Club.
Bowling Green State Col-
MILDRED Dow C. E. DIGBY
Ohio Northern University,
AB. 1 B S
University of Michigan. egg' ' '
Instructor in English.
Sponsor of Purple and Gold.
Sponsor of Quill and Scroll
Muskingum College, AB.
University of Michigan, '29,
Instructor in English and
Sponsor of Senior Dramatic
Director of Senior Class
Sponsor of Radio Club.
Ohio Northern University.
Ohio State University, '29,
Instructor in Social Sciences
and General Scienze.
LILLIE M. GRATZ
Bluffton College, AB.
Instructor in I-lome Econo-
Sponsor of Household Arts
MRS. J. R. LONG
Ohio Northern University,
Ohio State University.
Instructor in Physiology,
Biology. and Physical
MRS. E. S. MCANDREWS WALTER WILLIHNGANZ LILLIAN BEAM
Ohio Northern University. Ada, Ohio,
Ohio Northern University,
ABA Chicago Musical COIICSQ' Dark Co. Normal School.
Cincinnati Conservatory of B, Mug, Miami University.
Music- Ohio NOYYIWFI1 UHIVUFSIIV- Instructor in Social Science.
Instructor in Science and Amgrimn Conggrvarory gf Sponsor of Junior Rcadcrs'
Commercial Courses Music, Club'
Sponsor Of Music Club. Director of Orchestra and
ALICE IVIOORE MARK EVANS IVIRS. ALBkRTA I-IAWIx
Northwestern University, Ada, Ohio, Mlqml UHIVCFSIFY- I E
B.M.E, Ohio Northern University. Ohio Northern University.
Instructor in Junior High Cgrng-l1Univgr-giry, BAS- I A I
Music. Instructorin Music- Instructor in Iznglish and
Sponsor of Junior Dramatic
I um' ilituelue
FREEMAN NIQISXVANDER ELZAY
CANT VERRALL OLSIZM
SHAMBAUGH GUY GANT
I' 1 lllI'14't'I7
TWELFTH GIQADE UIZFICEIDI
BERNARD FREEMAN .,....A..,... . . .,.,..,,.,,..,., . .President
It is indeed a pleasure to introduce our class president, Bernard Freeman. A big hand greets
him. Throughout the year Bernard has made an admirable show of his executive abilities and de-
serves such appreciation. Only someone who knows the value of time can accomplish what Ber-
nard has accomplished.
MENNO ELZAY ..........n... . . . ....., ..r. .i,... V 1 ce-President
Menno Elzay, one of our most popular Seniors and football heroes. was elected vice-president
of the class of 1931. Like most vice-presidents. he had no opportunity to assume full command
and had no famous battle cry. but we feel confident that his work would not have fallen short of
ALICE NEISWANDER ....si,r,i . . . . . .ee.. .Secretary-Treasurer
Lucky Seniors to have as their secretary-treasurer the girl who answers to the name of Alice:
for the timeworn injunction, "Pay your dues" became a beautiful theme song set to the music of
efficiency and dutifulness, and money came into our treasury with a cheerful jingle.
-MYRA Lou LOWMAN.
ELEVENTH IEIQADE CFFICEIQI
CHARLES GANT. . . ,.,,.s .,i.i ,,,,, . . ,,e,,,, . . .President
The Eleventh Grade this year chose a leader who has proved himself most capable and suc-
cessful. Charles has always taken an active part in school affairs. having distinguished himself
both in athletics and in the classroom, His well-rounded ability won for him the loyal support
of his cassmates,
RAYMOND OLSEM. . ....,.. .,.. .,..... . .......... V 1 'ce-President'
Ray. new to Ada High School last year, soon became a popular member of our group,
Though he had little chance to demonstrate his ability to preside at class meetings, he performed
other duties creditably. his latest function being that of cheerleader. No occasion finds Ray
MARGARET FERRALL. . . ......... . . . . ....... Secretary-Treasurer
Margaret. intimately known as "Speedy," is a small but mighty member of the Eleventh
Grade, She has exhibited her talents in both scholastic and athletic activities, By seeing that we
obeyed the old. old cry of "Bring your dues." she brought us through the year with a clean finan-
TENTH GIQAIDE DFFICEIDI
JACK GUY ..,..............,... .,............. ..... . P resident
The Tenth Grade chose as president. Jack Guy. who they knew would serve their needs
capably. When business problems arose, he was ready to discuss and settle them. Jack deserves
a rousing good cheer on behalf of the Glass of l933 for his fine work.
LUCILLE CANT. .........,....,.......... ...... .... V 1 ce-President
A very popular girl was selected for the ofhce of vice-president. Since she had been president
of the class last year, we all knew her abilities. Lucille is a very willing and dependable worker,
Her interest in class affairs and her cheerful service have been appreciated by the students.
MARGARET SHAMBAUGH. .......................... Secretary-Treasurer
It takes a good treasurer to bring in the dues. Margaret was persistent enough with each
person to receive the money, which enabed us to successfully meet our financial obligations. She
is to be congratulated for the manner in which she conducted the monetary matters of the class.
EVIZRHART SHANKS BURNETT
REESIQ CONNER RUNYAN
UNDIQRNVOOD BIENTIEY LONG
NINTH GIQADE DFIZICEIQI
ROBERT SHANRS . , . . . , . . QA.,.,. AA. , , . . . , . . President
The Ninth Grade had very competent officers this year. Robert Shanks. our president, is rap'
idly making his way into the Ada High School Hall of Fame. There never arises an occasion
which does not call forth excellent ideas from Bob. and his ingenuity enables him to make these
RICHARD EVERHART i..,ra ..lr,.,, ..,..,4a, . V ice-President
"Dick," a new but popular boy. carried the honors of vicefpresident. Time has made us
more conscious of the wisdom of our choice. Whether it be in the classroom or in school activities,
Lick always proved himself a real leader. He soon convinced us that he is an asset to our class.
ROBERT BURNETT . . . , . ...,.. . . ,,,..., Secretary-Treasurer
As a skilled banker handles his coin, so does "Bob" handle our dues, That he has more
talent than that of a mere "collector" is made evident by the artistic ability displayed in the "Pay
Up" signs which have often decorated the walls of our homeroom. "Bobs" accomplishments
have earned much praise for him.
EIGHTH GRADE UFFICEIDI
WILLIAM CONNER . . . , , . . . . , , . . . . . . President
William Conner. whom all of us call "Bill," is our president. He started his school days
with rare promise and certainly has justified the faith pla:ed in htm, ln previous years he has
held several offices such as the presidency of the Craft Club and a class editorshlp for the Purple
THOMAS RUNYAN . . . . , , . . . . . , Vice-President
Thomas Runyan. our vice-president. hails from Lima and is spending his hrst year with us.
He thinks we have an excellent school here. He has be.ome quite popular with the class and we
are expecting much from Tommy in future years in the line of leadership.
NORMAN REESE. . , . , . . , . , . . Secretary-Treasurer
Norman Reese. our secretary-treasurer. has worked efnciently and diligently in the interest
of our group. It requires a real mathematician to take care of the Hnancial matters of a class the
size of ours. By proving that he can do this well. Norman has risen to a high position in the
eyes of his classmates.
IEVENTH GIDADE UFFICEIQI
JOHN UNDERWOOD ,........,. . .,.. . . , President
John. the little and alert president of the Seventh Grade, has helped the class solve many
problems during the year. He is is a boy who won't give up. but he sticks with a job until it is
completed. NVe know that Jack will be a leader in school activities in the days which are to come.
PHILLIP LONG , . , . . . , . Vice-tPrest'dent
The vice-president of the Seventh Grade is Phillip I.ong, We should be proud to have se'
lected a boy like him for the office. He is a studious lad. who can direct a meeting whenever neces-
sary. John and his assistant. Phillip, have done much toward making their grade compare favor-
ably With the more advanced classes.
ANNA FRANCES BENTLEY ..,, ..,. . , , Secretary-Treasurer
In the selection of oflicers, we further displayed our wisdom by choosing Anna Frances Bent-
ley secretary-treasurer. lf anyone had not paid his dues, she was always reminding him of it. She
is a girl who is willing to shoulder responsibility, and she performs with eagerness any tasks as-
THE TITQUIDHY CASE
URING past years Ada High School has been recognized as the small school
with the mighty teams. And how true this is!
In almost every tournament We have entered, the people have prophesied that
we were sure to be defeated. Our team would then surprise everyone and win the
first game, then the second, and the third. By the time the finals came around,
the people from the towns whose teams had already met with defeat, were, in al-
most every case, praisers and rooters for our team. Thus, the boys from the
"Hick Town" of Ada have gained recognition for old A. H. S.
ln 1918 and 1919 Bluffton College began holding basketball tournaments.
ln 1920 Ada decided to enter. The cup that had been offered was one that the
winner held for a year: then the first team to win the cup three consecutive years
was allowed to retain it. ln 1918 Lima Central Won the cup. and in 1919 La-
fayette. In 1920 Ada achieved first place in the meet. They repeated their suc-
cess in 1921. A third consecutive victory in 1922 made possession of the trophy
permanent. Since then. we have turned out consistently good teams.
We have also added trophies to our collection through our prowess in musi-
cal and literary meets. Last year alone, four cups were gained by the school
through winning various contests. Ada High School is truly proud of its collec-
tion of trophies and has a deserved right to be.
Ada Grammar Schoolz
Class President '28: Travel
Club '28: Science Club
'29, '30, Secretary-Treas
urer '29, 80: Football
80: Basketball '30, '3l:
Athletic Board '31, Presif
History Club '28, Latin
Club '20: Dramatic Club
'50, '31, Orchestra '28,
'20, '30, lnterclass Contest
l'uqe I tuenly
BERNICIS REED MAX VJERTHEIMER JR.
Cadiz Grammar School:
Latin Club '28, '29: Dra-
matic Club '30, '31 1 Cho-
rus '28, '29: Band '3l:
Librarian '30, '3l: Office
Girl: Interclass Contest
'3l: Debate '3lZ Honor
Ada Grammar School: Sci-
ence Club '28: History
Club '20: lirench Club
Ada Grammar School:
English Club '28: lforum
Club '29: Football 80:
lnterclass Sign '28, X293
Chorus '28, '29,
Ada Grammar S c h o 0 l:
l.atin Club '28: History
Club '2fl: lnterclass Sign
Ada Grammar Sc h o o l:
English Club '28s Know-
the-World C l u b '29:
French Club '30, '31, Sec-
retary-Treasurer '30, Vice-
President '31 2 Orchestra
'28, '29: Librarian '3l,
Ada Grammar S c h o o l:
English Club '28: House-
hold Arts Club '29:
French Club '30s Quill and
Scroll Club '3l: Chorus
'28, '29: Orchestra '29,
Orange Township Gram-
mar School: Forum Club
'28: Travel Club '29L
French Club '30: Chorus
McGuffey Cira m ma r
School: Latin Club '28:
Know-the-World Club '29,
Science Club '30s Ra-
dio Club '31 3 Chorus '28,
Know -the-World C l u b
'28: French Club '30, '31 :
Club '29s Chorus '28, '29,
Art Club '28: Booklover's
Club '29: Dramatic Club
'30: Quill and Scroll Club
'31 3 Secretary -Treasurer
Chorus '28, '29, '30, '3l.
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ALICE BETZ JACK BUREAN RUTH LOY
Ada G ram m a r School:
Latin Club '281 Know-
the-World '29 : Etude Club
'30: French Club '31,
Chorus '28, '29, '30: Or-
chestra '28, '29, '30: Li-
Ada Grammar School: Hi-
Y Club '30, '3l. Sec.-
Treas. '3l: Science Club
'28, '30: Forum Club
'29: Radio Club '31, Vice-
Prcs.: Football '29, '30:
lnterclass '30, '3l: Inter-
class Sign '28: Chorus
'28, Orchestra '30: Debate
'31 2 Honor Society.
Ada G ra m m a r School:
Class President '29: Science
Club '28: English Club
'29: History Club '30:
Quill and Scroll Club '31 3
lnterclass Sign '28.
Ada G ram m a r School:
Latin Club '28, '29.
Alger Grammar School:
Class Annual Editor '30:
Class Secretary - Treasurer
'30: Booklover's Club
'29: Latin Club '30, '3l:
lnterclass Sign '29: Chorus
'29: Honor Society.
Kenton Grammar School:
Hi-Y Club '29, '30, '31,
President '3l: Latin Club
'29: Dramatic Club '30,
'3l: Football Mgr. '30:
lntcrclass Sign '29: Ath-
letic Board '3l: Public
Speaking Play '29: Man-
ager Magazine Subscription
Campaign '30: Debate
'31 : Honor Society.
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IVIYRA LOU LOWMAN LOWELL REESE
Ada Grammar School: Ac-
tivity Editor "The Purple
and Gold" '31 3 Class
Treasurer '28: Latin Club
'28, 'Z9: French Club '30:
Dramatic Club '31, Vice-
Pres.: Athletic Board '31,
Sec-Treas.: Student Coun-
cil '30, Librarian '29, '30,
'31, Ofhce Girl: Boosters
'29s Honor Society,
Ada Grammar School: Hi-
Y Club '29, '30, '3l:
Vice-Pres. '31: Current
History '28, Latin Club
'29: Booklover's Club
'30, Sec.-Treas,: History
Club '31, Sec.-Treas.:
Football '29, '30, Captain
'30, Basketball '30, '31,
"Ginny" RALPH HETRICK
Ada G ra m m a r School:
Class Vice-Pres. '30g Latf
in Club '28, '29, '30, '31,
Vicefpresident '30: Presi-
dent '31 3 Basketball '29,
'30, '31, Captain '31: In-
terclass '28s Athletic Board
'31 3 Valedictorian: Honor
Ada Grammar School: Sci-
ence Club '28, '30, Treas.
'28: French Club '29:
Basketball Manager '31 1
Athletic Board '31,
Ada G r a m m a r School,
Latin Club '28, History
Ada G ra m ma r School:
Calendar Editor "The Pur-
ple and Gold" '31 : Travel
Club '28: Household Arts
'29: Booklover's Club
'3O: French Club '31,
President: Interclass '30:
Interclass Sign '27,
Jon COTN ER
Ada Gra mma r Schooli
Forum Club '28, '20,
Dramatic Club '30, Vicc-
Prcs.: Radio Club '3l: In-
terclass Sign '28, '20:
Chorus '28, '20, '3l: Or-
chestra '28, '20, '30, '3l:
Band Drum Major '3l.
Kenton High School: Girl
Reserves: Home Economics
ut' I tuvrulu four
Port Clinton Grammar
School: Class Vice-Pres.
'28: Class Sec,-Treas. '20:
History Club '20, Secf
Treas.: Boolclovcr's Club
'30, Pres.: Chorus '28,
Ada Cirammar School: Hif
Y Club '30, '3l: Current
History Club '28, Vice-
Prcs.: Science Club '20:
lfrcnch Club '30: Football
'20, '30: Basketball '30,
'3l: lntcrclass Sign '28,
'20, Orchestra '28, '20,
Ada Gra m m a r School:
Class Vice-Pres, '3l: His,
tory Club '28, '20: French
Club '30: Radio Club '3 l,
Sec.-Trcas,: Football '30:
Interclass Sign '28, '20:
Chorus '20, '30, '3l:
MARX' RUTH RAABE
Ada Grammar School: Art
Editor "The Purple and
Gold" '3l: Art Club '28:
Know-the-XVorld Club '20,
Sec,-Trcas.: Music l.over's
Club '30: Dramatic Club
3l: Basketball Manager
3l: lntcrclass Sign '28,
20: Chorus '28, '20, '30,
District No. 6 Grammar
School: English Club '28:
Household Arts '29: Music
Lover's '30: Quill and
Scroll Club '31 3 Chorus.
Owlsbu rg Grammar
School: Latin Club '28,
'30, '3l : Know-the-World
Club '29: Lost and Found
Sidney Grammar Schools:
Radio Club '3l: Chemis-
try Lab. Ass't. '3l: Or-
chestra '30. '31 1 Band '3l.
Lima Grammar School:
Travel Club '28: Science
Club '29, '30: Dramatic
Club '3l 1 Debate '3l.
WILNIA R. WOOD
Ada Gram ma r School:
English Club '28: Booltf
lover's Club '29: Drama-
tic Club '30, '3l: Chorus
'28, '30g Librarian '3l.
Orange Twp. Grammar
School: English Club '28:
Household Arts '29: Dra-
matic Club '30: French
Club '30: Chorus,
Ada G ra m ma r School:
Household Arts '20: l.atin
Club '28: French Club
'30, '3l: Chorus '28, '20,
Ada G ram mar School:
Travel Club '28: Science
Club '29: laboratory ASA
School: Travel Club '28:
Science Club '29: French
Club 'SOL Dramatic Club
Ada Grammar School:
Current History Club '28:
See- America - First C l u b
'29: Latin Club '3O: Quill
and Scroll Club '31,
Orange Center Grammar
School: Freshman Class
Sec.-Treas, '28: Girl Re'
serves '28, '29: Quill and
Scroll Club '31,
Ada G ra m m a r School:
liorum Club '28: Book-
lover's Club '20: Science
Club. WO: Radio Club
'31 : Debate '31,
I I 1 I I I I
l 1 l ,-
ELSIE Sl-IADLEY BRICE DANNER MILDRED SOUSLEY
Mustard Grammar School:
Art Club '28: English
Club '29: French Club
'30: Quill and Scroll Club
'llc Chorus "S0.. '3l:
l.ost and Found Dept.
Power, Mont. Grammar
School: Orchestra '30,
'Eli Band '7sl.
Ada Grammar School: Hi-
Y Club '30, '3l: History
Club '28, '29, '31, Vice-
Pres. 'Els Dramatic Club
'30: Football '29, '30:
Athletic Board, Vice-Pres.
Ada Grammar School:
Latin Club '28s Know-
the-World Club '29:
French Club '30, "Sl:
Chorus '28, '29, '30, '3l.
Ada Grammar School:
English Club '28, Music
I,.over's Club '29: Book-
lover's Club '30: Quill and
Scroll Club '3l3 Chorus
Ada G ra m mar School:
French Club '28, '31 1
English Club '29: Music
Lover's Club '30: Boys'
Glee Club '31,
NAOMI BENGE BURNELL BAME Lois MITCHELL
Latin Club '3l: Chorus
Bowling Green Grammar
School: English Club '28:
Household Arts Club '29s
Booklovers Club '3O:
Quill and Scroll Club '3l:
Public Speaking Plays '20,
History Club '28, '20:
Science Club '3O: Orchesf
tra '28, '20, '3O: Band
Ada Grammar School: Sci-
ence Club '28: History
Club '29: Etude Club '30:
Radio Club '31 : Orchestra
'28, '29, '30, '3l: Band
'3l: Public Speaking Play
'20: lnterclass '31,
Sidney Grammar School:
French Club '3O: Dramatic
Club '3l: Basketball '30,
'3l: Librarian '3l.
Scotts Crossing Grammar
School: Art Club '28, '29,
Household Arts Club '30:
sic l,over's Club '31 : Cho'
rus '28, '29, '30, '3l.
Ada Grammar School: Ed-
itor-in-Chief "The Purple
and Gold" '3l: Class
Pres. '31: Hi-Y Club '29,
'30, '31, Treas. '31: Eng-
lish Club '28, Vice-Pres.:
History Club '29, '3lC
Book1over's C l u b '303
Football '28, '29, '30s
Basketball '30, '31, Capt.
'31: lnterclass '28, '29,
'30, '3l: Athletic Board
'31 1 Student Council '28:
Boosters' Club '29: Honor
O. R. FINDLEY
Senior Class Sponsor.
Ada Grammar School: As-
sociate Editor "The Purple
and Gold" '31 1 Class Vice-
Pres, '29s Latin Club '28,
'29, Pres. '28: Booklover's
C 1 u b '30, Sec.-Trcas:
Dramatic Club '30, Pres.:
Basketball '30, '31: Stu-
dent Council '29: Class
Annual Editor '29: Libra-
rian '28, '29, '30, '31 1
Salutatorian: Honor So-
Ada Grammar School:
Radio Club '3l: Science
Club '30: Music Lover's
Club '29: History '28s
Current History Club '29:
Football '29: Band '3l:
Orchestra '30, '31,
Ada Grammar School,
Bus. Mgr, "The Purple
and Gold": Class Vice-
Pres '28: Class Pres. '30,
Hi-Y Club '30, '31: Cur-
rent History '28: History
'29: Science '30: Radio
Club '31, Pres.: lnterclass
Music '28: lnterclass Sign
'28, '29, Orchestra '28,
'29, '30, Class Annual
Editor '28: Band '31:
Senior Class Sponsor.
SENIUIQ CLASS IDIQUIDHIZCY
ADA, OHIO, May 1. 1931.
E surely do miss you around school and Wonder whether you still think
about old Ada High School once in a While. There is no excitement
around here and consequently not much to write about. Maybe you remember
that we have rather healthy imaginations and so have decided to let them run
wild for a while and try to tell you what the Class of 1931 Will be doing as
individuals ten years from now. 'Spose you can stand it?
Well, here goes-let's take you first. You are the very efficient teacher of a
commercial course in a large high school in Cleveland. the Superintendent of
which is no other than Bernard Freeman.
A loud drone is heard overhead. That looks like Alice's plane. It is. Alice
Neiswander. crack aviatrix and holder of several records. is now trying for the
endurance flight record. Surely you have heard of her. The newspapers have
been giving her quite a bit of publicity. especially the Cleveland News. whose
star reporter is Max Huber. He has been putting out good Writeups and as a re-
sult is in line for a promotion. In all probability he will be editor in a year
Another of our air-minded Seniors Who is making a name for himself is
Charlie Allen. He has been chosen by the President to head the newly-created
Department of Aeronautics.
On a certain street in Chicago, there is a very attractive Beauty Parlor run by
Dottie Betz and Wilma Wood. They are making a success of it, too. largely be-
cause of the patronage of Cleo Tarr, and Helen Morrison. who have positions as
stenographers with a large firm there.
Just around the corner is a dainty tea shoppe managed by Jerry. Evelyn. and
Cora. Of course. we knew that they would stick together. Quite a bit of dis-
turbance is created once in a while by the appearance of Max Wertheimer. young
man about town.
The other day we saw in the Window of a store a volume of poetry written
by Gladys McKean and Catherine Ciillespie. Right beside it was another impos-
ing-looking book containing the orations and baccalaureate addresses of Wendell
Binkley. The frontispiece shows that he has foregone the sideburns of his high
school days. Both books are making a big hit and are netting the publishers.
Simon, Hubbell '55 Co., quite a neat profit. Carl and Franklin have located their
main oflices in New York with branches in San Francisco. London, and Toronto.
We met Oren Dickason in a store down town the other day. He is a traveling
salesman for the Elzay-Burean Novelty Company. "Jinx" ought to be a good
salesman. Remember what a bluffer he used to be? As for the novelties. you
could depend upon Jack and Menno for something unusual.
When you buy your next College Humor. look closely at the cover. Mary
Ruth Raabe is a commercial artist and usually designs it. Remember. she was
Art Editor of the Annual. By the Way. Bill Doling is editing that magazine
Bernice Reed is frequently heard over the radio. speaking in favor of co-
education. Of course, you have heard her: in fact. it is rather diflicult to tune her
out. The announcer at the station is Lowell Binkley. Naomi Benge. popular
soprano, is often heard from the same station accompanied by the staff pianist,
Lowell Reese has succeeded Knute Rockne. Reesie Junior. five years old. is
mascot and assistant coach. l-owell's next game is with Purdue and Brice Danner
is coach there. lsn't that just great? We are all proud of them.
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A case which had attracted much attention was tried in one of the courts in
Illinois. On close examination. it was found that Lois Mitchell was the judge.
Now don't laugh-that isn't really so surprising. is it? Her brother, Howard,
is frequently brought up for speeding and causes her no little embarrassment. You
certainly haven't forgotten how he used to drive that Buick, have you? By the
way, he recently received the Nobel Prize for his scientific achievements as a
A widely advertised and very exclusive lady's apparel shoppe in Philadelphia
is owned and managed by Joe Cotner. He employs as his personal buyers, Caro-
lyn Sleesman and Myra Lou Lowman. As you may imagine, Cart and Myra
simply revel in the trips to Paris.
Glenn Clark is State Y Director and has as his secretary Geraldine Under-
wood. According to the Ada Herald he gave a talk in chapel last Tuesday under
the sponsorship of the Hi-Y Club. I wonder what memories it recalled.
"Skipper" Hetrick is one of our favorite radio announcers. He has relayed
to us a play-by-play description of all the big baseball games of the past season.
He is as popular as Graham McNamee.
Alice Ream is to be found in a big gymnasium, trying to teach a big class
how to reduce. ln the same building Mozelle Tallman is instructor of fine arts.
She recently wrote a book entitled "The Appearance and Interpretation of Great
Cartoons." This book has been so successful that it is generally recognized as
As you might guess there are a few more teachers: Mildred Wilcox is teach-
ing Home Economics and Virginia Rodgers the ninth grade at the old North
Building. Mildred Cronbaugh, who was such a shark at Solid Geometry, is now
teaching it at the High School. They are planning to tear down the North
Building and replace it with a new one. Frederick Cribley is the contractor.
John Berger. following in his father's footsteps, is now teaching physics at Ohio
State University. His scientific discoveries are giving him fame.
Gladys Purcell and Elsie Shadley are as inseparable as ever. They together
own and manage a gift shop in Lima.
Homer Hawes is fast becoming one of our most popular song writers. He is
famous for the theme song for the Metro-Goldyn-Mayers' latest production.
Gertrude Robnolte is Registrar at Ohio Northern University.
Bill Rutledge gave us all a surprise by his latest discoveries among the Aztec
ruins of Central America.
Delbert Hammer graduated from an agricultural college and is now success-
fully managing a farm southeast of Ada.
Wilbur Johnson is a rising young bond salesman. At the present time he is
working in New York City.
Wanda Curry is employed by the McCurdy Manufacturing Company as a
Of course all of our senior girls have not taken up business careers. Both
Louise Meeker and Mildred Sousley are married and live in Ada. They seem to
be very popular with the younger married set.
I suppose you wonder what ever became of Burnell Bame. He is out West
now, employed as a mining engineer somewhere in Colarado.
Margaret Petersen took a course in business administration and is employed
Richard Bowers is at the present time a customs inspector on the Canadian
line, at Blaine, Washington.
Well, our imaginations have gone on quite a spree, don't you think? It is
about time we were coming back to earth. How about answering this and telling
us what you think of our predictions? We must stop now, for we are still in
the Ada High School, and you remember how that faculty likes to pile on the
work. Your class mates,
RUTH AND VIRGINIA.
SENIUIQ C ASS HISTUIQ
HEN school opened in September, 1927, a most bewildered group of
Freshmen wandered about in the halls. It was no uncommon sight to see
them walking about during most of the period. still hunting their classes. When-
ever the teachers saw them, they shook their heads in dismay. However. it did
not take these Freshmen long to prove to their teachers that they were there to
After we had adjusted ourselves to the situation, we organized our class with
Charles Allen, President: Oren Dickason, Vice-President: and Myra Lou Low-
Five of our members won places on the basketball teams. Bernard Freeman
won the oration in the lnterclass Contest.
This year soon ended with these bewildered Freshmen much wiser and quite
ready to become "silly" Sophomores.
Our oflicers during the Sophomore year were: Jack Burean. President: Alice
Neiswander. Vice-President: and Margaret Petersen. Secretary-Treasurer.
Virginia Wilson and Mildred Main won places on the girls' basketball team,
while Bob Stumm represented our class on the boys' team. We are also proud to
say that in the Sophomore year our class won the championship in the boys' inter-
class basketball. In the lnterclass Contest. Bernard Freeman again won the ora-
tion. Our class was also well represented in chorus and orchestra.
Although this was only the second step in our high school career, we were
steadily gaining the reputation which we still retain as Seniors.
Then came our Junior year and the new building. It was almost like being
Freshmen again-wandering about and wondering where to go next. But we
had the consolation that everyone else was lost also. and it didn't take us long to
again find ourselves. We elected Oren Dickason, President: Virginia Wilson.
Vice-President: and Ruth Loy, Secretary-Treasurer.
We did our part this year toward athletics. contributing Charles Allen, Max
Huber, Lowell Reese, and Bernard Freeman to the boys' team, and Virginia Wil-
son, Mildred Main, Lois Mitchell, and Ruth Loy to the girls'.
As this was the first lnterclass Contest held in the new building, we were very
proud to win the cup. Catherine Gillespie won the short story. And with Mary
Irma Tighe. Wendell Binkley. and Bernard Freeman as the debaters, we won the
Everyone was looking forward to vacation and his Senior year which would
follow it. When this year closed, we were convinced that while we had played
a prominent part around the school during our Freshman. Sophomore, and
Junior years, as Seniors we would come back to do our best for Ada High School.
The year 1930-31 opened with a willing group of Seniors. We have one of
the largest Senior Classes and one of the best Ada High has ever known. This
year we elected Bernard Freeman. President: Menno Elzay, Vice-President: and
Alice Neiswander, Secretary-Treasurer.
As it is the duty of every Senior class to publish the annual, we have elected
Bernard Freeman as editor-in-chief, to be assisted by Oren Dickason as business
Both basketball teams were largely made up of Seniors, Our class is also
well represented on the debate teams for lnterscholastic Debating. a new Held of
activity which our school has entered.
In the spring of this year, the famous Seniors of '31 will be leaving Ada High
but I am sure that it will be a long time before any of us will be willing to forget
our high school or let her forget us.
May you wish Success to this Senior Class,
May fate be kind to each lad and lass.
May ever fame by them be won,
For they are the Seniors of '31, LBERNICE REED-
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Top Row: Robert Wilson, Howard Ferrall, Forrest Orr, Wayne Freeman
Edward Anspach. Wayne Tripplehorn. Joseph Thompson. Richard Peterson,
Richard Wolfrom, Justin Carey, Carlos Sleesman, Frank Pumphrey, Alvin Doer-
sam, Charles Cant, Robert Main.
Third Row: Imogene Ciant. Martha Allen, Golda Clum, Sarah Yount,
Viola Ellis, Beulah Church, Beatrice Epley, Hazel Cronbaugh, Lillie Henry
Dorothy Welty, Mary Preston, Helen McKinley, Evelyn Johnson, Dorothy
Second Row: Dorothy Hilty, Margaret Ferrall, Kathryn Kelly, Aida Al-
varez, Hazel Morrison, Norma Fisher, Ruth Ramsey, Mamie Wolfe, Klee Bot-
kin, Madge Candler, Marvel Romick, Catherine Povenmire, Helen McAlpin.
Bottom Row: Robert Strahm, Robert Everhart, Omer Snyder, Park Man-
key, Raymond Olsem, LaVerne Johnson. Roy Moore, Bernard Hemphill, Homer
Snyder, George Clapper. Harold Marshall, Wilbur Lee. Lee Ellis.
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Top Row: Russell Ream, Charles Crouse, Carl Basil, Richard Binkley,
Dean Moore, Lake Messenger, Kennard Wallick, Charles Ash, Owen Snyder,
Alfred Turner, Virgil Klingler, Merwin Rockwell, Richard Wolfe, William
Third Row: Mable Carmean, Velma Mankey, Opal Binkley, Altabelle
Brannan, Catharine Pinney, Irene Jones, Thelma McElroy, Ruth Guider,
Sarahbel Klingler, Margaret Boutwell, Rosemary Mohler, Bettye Runyan, Isabel
Motter, Clarice Stearns, Helen Taylor, Margaret Long, Miriam Tremain,
Dorothy Cribley, Margaret Shambaugh.
Second Row: Helen Doersam, Lucille Oant, Gertrude Richardson, Mar-
jorie Tallman, Elizabeth McBride, Mildred Simon, Eleanor Baum, Helen Under-
wood, Mary Miller, Ruby Houchin, lvaleen Epley, Velva Oldham, Agnes Baker,
Evelyn Wagner, Velma Slusser, Madeline Irwin, Helen Hull.
Bottom Row: Hubert Sleesman, Dale Gardner, Harold Peterson. Milo
Turner, Kent Klingler, Richard Etherton, Ross Klingler, Neil Moore, Jack Guy.
Dalles Wilcox, Paul Underwood, Max Pugh.
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Top Row: Vinton Brame, Harold Huber. Richard Everhart. Robert
Shanks, Gerald Benge, Charles Burriss. Bernard Epley, Elmer Binkley. Jack
Tripplehorn, Robert Runser, Philbert Mathewson, Robert Lindsley, Ralph
Baughman, Carl Gardner, Robert Burnett.
Third Row: Clarence Piper, Rhea Gray, Annabell Price, Martha Cole.
Edith Cotner, Marie Karrick, Bonnie Henry. Elfreda Rusher, Mary Matthews,
Josephine Boutwell, Eunice Cotton. Mary Sautter, Pauline Gant, lotta Epley.
Kathern Purcell, Mildred Pratt. Maxine Jarvis, Eugene Kerr, Robert Goble,
Second Row: Richard Longworth, Cora Goddard, Avalon Danner. Ruth
McBride, Kathryn Brown. Lucille Firestone, Opal Taylor. Ruth Phillips. Ger-
trude Orr. Gertrude Rodgers, Mildred Van Atta. Velma Romick. Marie Hover.
Lucille Shilling, Harriet Sousley, Verda Ream. Luciel Cornish. Elossie Battles.
Wade Boutwell, Charles Slane, Andrew Yount.
Bottom Row: Robert Larue. Robert Gillespie. Paul Neiswander, D. O.
Betz, Charles Eerrall, Ray Molder. Stanley Fender. Warren Lones. Roland Ho-
man, Albert Candler. Glendole Rambo, Orvil Jordan, John Doling, Leland
Smull, Joe Carey,
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Top Row: Paul Petersen, Dwight Dome, Earle Hoyt. William Mowery,
Willis Poling. Marion Tremain. Lester Binkley, William Conner, Oliver Fox.
Richard Sheets, Russell Reese, Luclwell Binkley, Paul Strahm, Charles Eisher.
Thomas Runyan. Robert Plant, Carey-Bob Hindall, Gene I-Iuber, Galon Gal-
lant, Justin Shadley.
Middle Row: Marciel Engle, Margaret Sleesman, Mary Mohr. Erma Jean
Longworth, Phyllis I-louchin, Mildred Wright, Isabell Tremain, Annabelle Tre-
main, Mae Diltz, Frances Huber. Eunice Ellis, Virginia Read, Brittie Mathewson,
Wilma Binkley, Helen Pugh. Grace Harshe, Dora Luft, Dorothy Hemphill. Janet
Hare, Norma Gray, Virginia Eoss, Gertrude McBride.
Bottom Row: Dale Farrar, Earl Welty, Robert Payne, Delmore Williams,
Kenneth Tressel, Robert Smith, Willard Van Atta, Eugene Everhart, Carl Estill,
Charles Elbin, Wilbur Wilcox, Robert McElroy, William Tallman, William
Ream, Jack Needy, William Brewer, Norman Reese, Richard Rutledge.
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Top Row: Thomas Wolfrom, Ross Patton, Cieorge Snyder, Donald
Moore, Everett Epley, Loyd Eisher, Walter Rusher. Richard Underwood, Harry
Williams, Robert Tipple, Phillip Long. Park Shrider, Charles McElroy.
Third Row: Helen Willey, Annalene Taylor, Margaret Stambaugh, Ruth
Weir, Margaret Long. Genevieve Jenkins, Betty Dilts, Ruby Goble, Rosamond
Burnett, Hazel Hover, Maxine McElwain, Betty Doling. Elsie Jarvis, Leila Mae
Baum, Nettie Dew, Maxine Eender, Marian Kerr, Annabelle Snare, Maxine
Zickafoose, Evelyn Neiswander.
Second Row: Betty McGinnis, Sylvia Wilcox, Catherine Zickafoose,
Vivian Moore, Novelda Rhodes, Marjorie Huber, Laura Battles, Ross Epley
Elmer Eisher, Earl Bosse, Jane Deming, Mary Ellen Eerrall. Evelyn Benge, Le-
nore Kimble, Rachel Cornish, Anna Bentley, Robert Berger, William Lenhart
Russell Brown, Evan Huber, Barbara Weber. Jeanetta Read.
Bottom Row: James Turner. Joe Wertheimer, Jack Baker, Horace Bass,
Jack Stearns, Wayne Boutwell, Dale Simon, Emerson Eirestone, Herbert Jame-
son, William Cronbaugh, Richard Eulks, Chester Doersam. Edgar Cook, Wade
Philpott, John Underwood. Robert Pease.
SCHUUL Ll flf
ANNUAL STAFF UI: 1931
DICKASON, Bus. Jwgr. MISS DOTY. fufulfy Advzser FREEMAN. Editor
NLISWANIJER. fxSbOL'lvCHO HUBIER. Athletics LOWMAN. At-llL'lI1,6S
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Top Row: Danner, l-luber, Basil, Ash. Kerr, Dickason, Wilson, Burnett, lfverhart.
Third Row: Johnson, Everhart. Brame. Burriss, Underwood, Shanks, Coiner. Moore,
Second Row: Betz, Olsem, Burean, Marshall, Cant. Rockwell, R. Peterson. l.. Blnkley.
Bottom Row: Turner, Reese. Freeman, Clark, Mr. Findley, W. Binkley, H. Peterson. Smull.
Glenn Clark. President: l.owell Reese. Vice-President: Bernard Freeman, Treasurer: Wendell
Our Purpose: "To create. maintain and extend throughout the school and community.
high standards of Christian character."
The Hi-Y Club is a group of young fellows who have a definite purpose in their
lives. We are deeply concerned about Christ's law of love and the Christian prin-
ciple of service-not necessarily service that can be bought with money. but service
that comes from within and receives no outward reward.
With a spirit of sincere humility. we feel that we have high ideals. which
every member can be proud of and which can benefit the school,
Our service program was broadened out remarkably this year.
We tripled our membership so that a greater number might mutually
stand more firmly on the four-square basis of clean living, clean
speech, clean sportsmanship. and clean scholarship. Every
Monday night we assembled for religious services. Vkfe en-
tertained our dads so that they might share our experi-
ence with us.
As financial projects, we bought furniture
needed to complete the boys' rest room. and
the radio for Ada High School. We want
the school to en-joy our work and
to benent by it. That is our
'lop Row: Robnolte. Yount. Ciillespie, Hetrick. Sleesman. Beti. Johnson.
Bottom Row: Alvarez, Morrison. Miss Barnes, Curry, Helen Morrison, V. Rodgers.
E CERCLE DE FRANCAIS undertook something new in club work this
year. We studied Literature of the Middle Ages, became acquainted with
the various writers and their works, and learned of what value such a study is to
us. We all found our program for the year so interesting and so educational that
each did her share cheerfully and faithfully.
To add variety to our programs, we had musical numbers and played games.
Stories read aloud in French and discussed by the group helped us to better com-
prehend spoken French.
We have given a number of French plays, both for entertainment and for
promotion of a wider and deeper interest in the French language itself.
Catherine Gillespie was our president: Carolyn Sleesman. our vice-president:
and Wanda Curry, our secretary-treasurer. Since French is given only in the
last two years of high school. only students of the eleventh and twelfth grades
were admitted to the club.
We feel a sense of gratitude to our club sponsor, Miss Barnes, who has made
our work interesting and helpful. She is always ready to encourage and aid us in
any difficulty and to applaud us in our success.
Though the majority of the members will not be here next year. we who
leave are proud to say that we have been helpful members of Le Cercle de Francais.
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Top Row: Rockwell. Underwood, Turner.
Middle Row: Gant, Long. Cronbaugh. McKean, Miss Crawford, Wilson, Mottcr. Mohler,
Bottom Row: Baum, Hatfield, Richardson, Loy. Underwood, Bcnge, Hilty, Baker.
CUST DES LAMDADIS
HE Custodes Lampadis had an enrollment of twenty members. Only those
who had studied Latin for two or more years were eligible to join the club,
The twelfth year students were called Senatores: the eleventh year students,
Equites: and the tenth year students, Plebeians.
The following officers were elected: Virginia Wilson, Consul Primus
fpresidentl 1 Lucille Gant, Consul Secundus fvice-presidentl 3 Gertrude Richard-
son, Scriba et Quaestor lsecretary-treasurerl 2 and Paul Underwood, Sergeant-at-
The program committees, elected every six weeks, provided interesting pro-
grams, the aim of which was to teach the customs, superstitions, and beliefs of the
ancient Romans. They attempted to show the relation of Latin to everyday life.
By the faithful work of the committees and of all those who participated in the
meetings, we learned much about Rome and its former inhabitants. Plays, rep-
resenting such subjects as 'AA Roman School" and "A Day in Rome," were writ-
ten by members ofthe club. Reports, readings, and games, given by various stu-
dents, fostered the development of talent.
Our club sponsor, Miss Crawford, won our highest commendation because
she was always ready to offer us suggestions and help us in carrying them out.
The club owes much of its success to her and to its efficient Consul Primus.
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Top Row: Carey, Freeman, Danner. Gant.
Bottom Row: Olsem. Gardner. Carmean, Miss Bossert, Main, Reese.
URPOSE: None, just to be different: apparatus: one crazy wis2-wise-
cracking president, Ray Olsem: one blond Swede vice-president, Brice
Danner: one efficient and most worthy secretary-treasurer. Lowell Reese: one
charming sponsor, Miss Bossert: and seven other historians???
Drawing: No drawing of this group could be supplied though we
possessed much talent along such lines. In the first place, it would be too funny:
besides there is no use for one with the picture above. By looking at that picture.
you may see several of the best minds of Ada I-li. We could have placed a large
drawing of our officers or sponsor here. but then, kind reader, you might have
gone no further.
Procedure: As per usual. Olsem presiding fleaning back on a chairl. Ol-
sem: "Answer roll call with a current event." Then Secretary-Treasurer Reese
proceeds to call the roll from his wonderful memory. All there are present, and
all absent just aren't there by this unusual system devised by Reese. A few will
answer, "Here," and some of the more astute and learned will tell about Scarface
Al's latest doing or Rudy Vallee's getting the raspberry in Boston. Having
roused all from slumber by roll call. Reese, at Olsem's request, will recall what
happened at the preceding meeting-if anything did: that is, he will read the
minutes. After this opening agony Cfor Mr. Reesel, Olsem's next victim is the
helpless Program Committee Chairman. Usually he has forgotten all about
clubs till that day, "We will now read about our country." says our Prexy.
Then we may have our club paper for again we may notp and often some guests
artists entertain us. Usually we are through early and ready for business.
"Wharf no business? Well, then since most of you have been studying all
Club period, keep on until the bell rings. Any remarks from the sponsor?"
"No. Thank you."
Results: A pleasant time was had by all.
Top Row: Klingler. Welty, Tallman, Miss Doty. Henry, Cronbaugh, Mohler, Sousley.
Bottom Row: Meeker, Kelly, Ream, Everhart, Bureau, Shadley, Purcell, Hull.
QU ll AN SCI20 CLU
We, the members of the Quill and Scroll Club, deem it wise to record the story of our
We acknowledge our gratefulness to all who have aided us in doing this.
The purpose of this club is to give its members an insight into some of the best literature
of the past, some of which may have been written by a quill in the hand of renowned men and
women, and probably on scrolls.
- The Creative Urge
They tell us every individual is a potential artist. Everyone feels a certain inexplicable pleas-
ure in embodying in some concrete form-a drawing, a painting, a poem-his own experiences.
Our club gave us an opportunity for developing the creative side of ourselves.
We Learn of Great Authors
Often we devoted our meetings to the discussion of great authors and their works. We
especially enjoyed reading the lives and works of men who are living today.
Social Side Ou!
At Christmas time we had a party, The evening was given to contests, games. and a gift
Again in March the social urge manifested itself in a party held in the gymnasium.
The year's work proved to be a conscious awakening of the powers within us. Shakespeare
said that every man's name is a scroll. Let us hope that the names on our scroll will instill ideals
in the future generations as old scrolls have instilled them in us.
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Top Row: Sousley. Romick. Brown, Henry, Mathews, M. Jarvis, Binkley.
Middle Row: Read, Goddard. Tremain, Dilts, Phillips, Miss Gratz. Long. E. Jarvis, M.
Zickafoose, Cole. Cotner.
Bottom Row: McBride, McGinnis, Weir, Longworth. Benge, Ferrall. Cornish, K. Zicka-
foose. Doling, Arbogast, McElroy.
Tl'lIf HUUIEHCLD AIQTI CLUB
Ingredienls: Z8 fun lovers.
l cook i,,, , . , .Miss Gratz
l president ,,,, . , Edith Corner
l vice-president .,..i .,,, R uth Phillips
l secretary-treasurer . , Avalon Danner
l table of fine eats.
l bag full of fun.
Procedure: During the fall we made Christmas gifts-a scheme whereby
we saved money and added a personal touch to the things we gave our friendsl
We spent the latter part of the year planning miniature homes and doing creative
Other events of the year were a demonstration of candy making by Miss
Gratz and the giving of a play, "Correct Costumes" for chapel.
Finished Product: We, the twenty-eight members, through the House-
hold Arts Club. have learned the art of living together: the art of family rela-
tionship: and the art of doing everything well, whether it is cooking, sewing,
cleaning, or entertaining. We have striven to fulfill John Ruskin's idea of a good
cook. "To be a good cook means the knowledge of all fruits, herbs, balms,
spices: of all that is healing and sweet in fields and groves: savory in meats. It
means carefulness, inventiveness, watchfulness, willingness, readiness of appli-
ance. It means the economy of your great-grandmothers and the science of mod-
ern chemists: it means English thoroughness, French art, Arabian hospitality: it
means in truth that you are to be perfectly and always ladies iloaf giversl and
are to see that everybody has something nice to eat."
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Top Row: Mitchell, Tarr, Raabe, Miss Duncan, Jones, McAlpin, Boutwell.
-Middle Row: Neiswander, Moore, Hammer, Clark, Peterson, Hubbell, Runyan,
Bottom Row: Alvarez. Wood, Lowman, Reed, Wagner. Cribley, Tallman.
TH E DIQAMATIC CLUI3
MISS DUNCAN ,..,, ..,..,.,.... . Sponsor
ALICE NEISWANDER .. , . . . . President
MYRA LOU LOWMAN, . . ..,,.. Vice-President
RICHARD PETERSON ,.,,,,. . ,....,.,,..,.,. ,,......, .,,.., S e cretary-Treasurer
Seventeen other Villains, Heroes. Heroines, Butlers.
The first meeting of the Senior High Dramatic Club occurred on October 27th. Tryouts
were held at that time, with Miss Duncan as the judge of the qualxihcations of the members.
Twenty-two of the thirty-two candidates obtained membership in the organization.
Short plays were given in club to develop the dramatic ability of the members and to aid
them in overcoming what is known as "stage-fright." We were fortunate in having the audi-
torium as a meeting place because that gave the group an excellent opportunity to practice plays,
and to reveal their peculiar aptitudes for acting.
The club prepared several short plays, one of which, "Not Quite Such a Goose," was pre-
sented at the High School Carnival on Friday evening. November twenty-second. Later in the
year another comedy, "Welcome Home, Jimmy," was given. This presentation proved to be quite
a success, with Myra Lou Lowman as a pretty school teacher, Aida Alvarez an attractive and
vivacious farm girl, Glenn Clark a prosperous young lawyer. and Robert Wilson a member of the
elite and idle rich. lt was quite evident that most members had overcome their "stage fright."
Top Row: Corner. Berger. Pugh, Lindsley.
Middle Row: Dickason, Wallick. Mitchell, Elzay.
Boltom Row: Smull, Messenger, Mr. Digby, VJ, Binkley. I-. Binkley.
Cq. attention, hello! Cq, Cq, this is Station W8DLJ, official station of the
Radio Club, Ada High School. We are one of the newest clubs in the school and
about the most interesting. We have purchased much needed equipment. We
possess a federal short Wave operating license. and We have the high aim of learn-
ing more concerning the inner secrets of short wave radio. We have as capable
officials of our group: Oren Dickason, president: Wendell Binkley, vice-presi-
dent: Menno Elzay, secretary-treasurer. We are extremely fortunate in securing
the services of Mr. Digby, a keen and interested student of radio and a most likable
and hard-working sponsor. Again for the benefit of those persons who have just
hooked in, I repeat this is Station W8DLJ-W as in Wyoming, the 8th District,
D as in Denver, L as in Louisiana. J as in January. sending from the Radio Club
Workshop located in Ada High School, Ada. Ohio. Menno Elzay is your
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Top Row: Tressel, Firestone, Cronbaugh, l-loman, NV. Boutwell, Hindall, Plant, Fisher.
Second Row: Boutwell, Bass, Moore. Candler, Mr. lfverhart, Gallant, Cook. Shrider, l.ong.
Bottom Row: Bosse. Turner. Brown. Berger. E. Fisher, McElroy, Wolfrom. Jameson,
D. Williams, H, Williams, Philpott, Estill.
High School Building,
Ada, Ohio. March 3 l, 1931.
I am writing to tell you something about our club, which we have enjoyed
all year. We have a large number of interested boys. As officers we have Kenneth
Tressel, president: Russell Brown. vice-president, and myslf as secretary-treasurer.
Our Superintendent, Mr. Everhart, was our sponsor.
Our club functioned in a practical way. If any member desired information
concerning boats, the matter was discussed, with everyone taking part, until the
questioner was satisfied.
To keep interest high, every member had to bring in a project during each
six Weeks' period. All of us profited greatly by this, for we followed plans and
methods similar to those used in making the real article. Some of our projects
have proved useful to our parents and others made excellent gifts for our friends.
Our experiences in the club have made us better craftsmen.
I thank you for this opportunity to tellyour readers of our Work.
'lop Row: Ream. Kimble. Stambaugh, Shilling, Rusher. Miss Beam Goble Burnett Neis
wander. Fender. Kerr.
Bottom Row: Pease, Wertheinier. Wilctwx. Jenkins. Bentley. Hemphill Reid Deming
Foss. Huber. Underwood.
JIJNIUIQ ENGLISH CLUI3
Books are keys to Wisdom's treasure:
Books are gates to lands of pleasure:
Books are paths that upward lead:
Books are friends. "Come, let us read
II.-Sponsor and Officers:
Sponsor . . . . , . . . MISS BEAM
President. . . . . , ROBERI' PEASF
Vice-President . . JoE WERTHHMER
Secretary-Treasurer . . VIRCINIA Foss
read as much as possible.
choose only the best books.
learn how to obtain the most information and appreciation from rtiding
study the construction of books.
l, Readings, plays, book reports, and talks
2. Musical numbers.
'tltll' Ill fy
V.-Social Events :
l. Pot-luck Supper.
Z. Christmas Party.
Top Row: Smith, VanAtta, Brewer, Jordan, Doling, Binkley. Baker. Tipple, Runyan.
Middle Row: Conner. Brame. Huber. Burnett. Mrs. Hawk, Goble, Kerr, Rusher. Dome,
Botlom Row: M. Huber. Engle. H. Hover, F, Huber, Cant. Karrick. Gray. Mathewson,
Tremain, M. Hover. Cornish, Mohr, Dilts.
JUNIUIQ DIQAMATIC CLUB
COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL YEAR
As told by Rhea Gray Io Randy Brook. fConlidenI1iullul
Walking into the Junior Dramatic club-room, I introduced myself to Mrs.
Hawk, the club sponsor, and explained my mission, "I would like to get some
information about your club," I told her.
"Rhea," she said to a charming girl in the rear of the room, "this is Mr.
Brook of the Purple and Gold Staff. He would like to know about our club."
So Rhea sat down and having completed formalities, told me all about the Junior
"We elected as oflicers Eugene Kerr, president: Frances Huber. vice-presi-
dent: and myself secretary-treasurer," she told me.
"I see they placed you in an extremely trustworthy position-guardian of
the dollars," I remarked mirthfully.
Smiling a little at this, Rhea continued: "At our club meetings, we have.
monologues, dialogues, readings, character sketches, and other types of dramatic
work. We study stage technique and makeup. and criticize plays we have seen.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our work for the year. That's about all I can think
of," she concluded.
"Thanks," Mr. Brook said. "I have several interesting notes from our
interview and I assure you that it was a pleasure to meet you and to learn of your
" "Goodbye," I said, "and many thanks."
"Goodbye, Randy Brook, I'm glad to have helped you," came back the
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Top Row: Shadley. Burriss, Saulter, Benge. Shanks.
.Middle Row: Price. Taylor. Purcell. Mrs. McAndrews, Epley, Pugh.
Bo!1on7RotU: Luft. Elbin. Sleesman. Gray. Hare. Pender, Wright.
MUIIC LUVEIDI' CLUB
Talk of Neven. Beethoven, Bach.
Music soft and sweet.
Study of the iinest art-
Certainly this was a treat.
McAndrews ruled with her baton.
The president was Gray.
Sautter handled all the coin.
Shanks kept the "cops" away.
Members eager, programs spiced
With the best of art:
Love of music in our soul
Poured from out the heart.
Made the Music Lovers' Club
Another good attraction.
lf you heard the lovely strains
Of MoZart's composition.
You knew the Music Lovers' Club
Of artists, was in session.
-Slory by Mary Lois Sautter.
-Poem by C. G.
eel I ,
Top Row: Robnolte, Henry, Brown, Wolfe, Welty. Karrick, Epley, Raabe, Preston, Mc-
Kinley. Motter, I. Gant. lVlcAlpin. l-. Cant, Jones. Epley, Mohler. Johnson.
Third Row: Ream. Gray, Corner, Mohler. Shadley. Purcell. Orr, H. Taylor, Goble, Long.
Shambaugh. Burriss, Sautter. Cotton. Boutwell, Runyan. Cribley. Underwood. Baum, Rodgers.
Secom1'Row: Mankey. Pratt, Cornish, Shilling. Yount, Alvarez, Cioddard, Hull, Danner.
Mr. Evans, Director: Benge. Baker, Slusser, Richardson, O. Taylor, Wagner, Tallman,
Bottom Row: Hawes. Strahm, Shanks, R. lilingler, Kerr, K. Klingler, Cotner, Elzay,
Wallick. Betz, Neiswander, V. Klingler, Huber, Underwood, Everhart,
Anyone rambling through the corridors of Ada High at about three-fifteen
on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday afternoons would have heard-Shall I say,
music? Perhaps at first we did not attain a very true harmony, but aided by the
time and effort of our exceptional leader, Professor Evans, we soon showed signs
In December the Senior High School Chorus participated in a concert given
by the musical organizations of the high school.
In January the boys' and girls' choruses were formed. The boys assembled
on Monday, the girls on Wednesday, and the mixed chorus on Friday. With
everyone singing the part best suited to his or her voice. we began work on our
respective Eisteddfod numbers which were as follows: for the mixed chorus.
"Listen to the Lambsnz for the girls' chorus. "The Cabin on the Bayouul and
for the boys' chorus. "The Cossacksw.
Outside of school hours the participants in the duets, trios, and quartets
practiced for the coming event.
In April the Glee Clubs took part in the Eisteddfod held in Fostoria. They
made a remarkable showing. winning much commendation from those who at-
All in all, we believe that this year spent under the instruction of Mr. Evans
has been worthwhile for us and for the whole school. We feel that we have con-
tributed to the development of the chorus, and we hope this improvement will
continue in the years to come.
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Top Row: B. Rutledge, Richard Everhart. Strahm, Turner, Huber. Robert Exerhiit
Bame, R. Rutledge.
Third Row: Smull, Cotner, Kerr. Mitchell, Hawes. Burnett. Binkley.
Second Row: Smith. Richardson, Hatfield, I.. Cant. Motter, Mr. Vvlillilinganz, Conductor
Jones, P. Gant, Sautter.
BUIIOF77 Row: Kelly. Hover. Pugh, McAlpin. l. Cant. Baum. Morrison, Mohr.
Ha zel Morrison
Burnell Ba me
Mary Lois Sautter
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Top Row: Strahm, Cole. Jones. Bame. P. Cant. Huber. Kerr. Sautter. l.. Cant. Elzay.
Third Row: Hawes, Brame. Dickason. Robert Everhart. Poling. Rockwell. Richard EVCY-
hart, Turner. Mitchell. Burriss. Fender, Rutledge.
Second Row: Burnett, Tipple, Richardson. Reed, Karrick. Corner. Drum Major: Mc-
Elwain. Epley. Rusher, Smull. Everhart. Pease.
Bollom Row: Binkley. Smith. Etherton.
THE A. I'l. I. BAND
At last A. H. S, has attained another of her goals-the organization of a
band. The material for such an activity has been present in Ada High School for
years, but was not brought to light until the fall of 1930. Pit the beginning of
the present school year prospective members assembled. and after much hard prac-
tice, the organization Was soon developed into a Well-balanced group.
The Band was very active in its first year and, after making its public debut
at the Carey football game, made numerous other public appearances during the
year. They played at football and basketball games. gave several concerts. and
generally livened things about the school. T
The students of our school have a well deserved right to feel proud of their
Band. Forty strong. decked out in their Purple and Gold uniforms. they made an
Much deserved credit should be bestowed upon Joe Cotner. drum major:
Professor Willihnganz. director: and Professor Everhart, through whose interest
and efforts Ada High was able to organize the Band and thus compete its roster
of musical organizations.
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Hammer Clark Moore Binkley
Reed Mr. Everhart Berger Hilty Miss Duncan Hatfield
Debate teams were organized this year for the first time in several years at
Ada High. The negative team consisted of Wendell Binkley lcaptainj, Roy
Moore. Elizabeth Hatfield and Dorothy Hilty falternatel : while the affirmative
was composed of Cilenn Clark lcaptainh. Bernice Reed, Delbert Hammer, and
John Berger Calternatej.
The teams had several coaches to aid them in the preparation and the delivery
of their speeches. Miss Duncan took charge of the negative team. and Mr. Ever-
hart, the affirmative. Professor Binkley assisted the teams by giving them several
valuable suggestions as to content and organization, and Professor Deming di-
rected them in stage conduct.
The teams competed with several High Schools on the question, "Resolved:
That Chain Stores Are Detrimental to the Best Interests of the United States
Public." Although this was our first year in this type of work, we not only re-
ceived much commendation from judges, but the affirmative team scored a victory
over Hicksville at Ada. The judge complimented the Ada team on their ability to
refute the opposing arguments.
Other teams with whom Ada competed were Fostoria, Findlay, Bluffton,
and Lima Central. These teams. with the advantages of having been organized
longer and having had more practices than our team, were able to defeat us.
The criticisms given to Ada at various debates were that the work was not
sufficiently organized, that the speeches were too largely memorized, and that they
covered too broad a field. This latter fault was detrimental, especially when we
encountered Bluffton. They used only two main points and concentrated their
arguments on these alone-a move unexpected by our team.
Although there were few victories scored, it should be remembered that the
Debate Team was an entirely new organization. We look forward to the con-
tinuation of this activity and to greater success in the future as Ada High acquires
more experience in forensics.
Top Row: Underwood. Binkley, W. Ereeman. B. Ereeman, Kerr. Neiswander.
Bottom Row: Hilty. Cribley, Tarr, Reed, Hatfield, Alvarez.
The most cherished tradition of Ada High School is the Interclass Contest, originated twenty-
four years ago by the class of 1908. Since it is the preeminent literary event of the year, much
time is spent by the contestants in preparation for it.
The afternoon before the contest the auditorium underwent a complete transformation, the
stage changing from an aspect of severity to a veritable garden. Large "A's" erected on huge
pillars stood at either side of the stage. and facing the stage were the balcony signs designed by
the four classes in their own colors.
Each class rendered a musical selection, Richard Everhart and Robert Burnett, ninth grade.
played a clarinet duet: Margaret Shambaugh and Isabel Motter, tenth grade, gave a piano duet:
Mary Preston, eleventh grade, sang a solo. Menno Elzay and Howard Mitchell, twelfth grade,
played a cornet duet. Although these were not judged. they added much to the entertainment.
The contestants representing each class were as follows: Ninth grade: oration, Paul Neiswan-
der, and short story, Eugene Kerr: tenth grade: oration. Paul Underwood, and reading, Dorothy
Cribley: eleventh grade: short story, Aida Alvarez, and debate, Elizabeth Hatfield, Dorothy Hilty,
Wayne Ereeman: twelfth grade: reading, Cleo Tarr and debate, Wendell Binkley, Bernice Reed.
Bernard Ereeman. The winners were. short story, ninth grade: oration. ninth grade: reading, tenth
grade: and debate. eleventh grade.
Another interesting attraction of the Interclass was the stunts presented by each class. They
were judged and awarded prizes as follows: ninth grade. five dollars: tenth grade. three dollars:
twelfth grade, two dollars: eleventh grade. one dollar,
The president of the twelfth grade then presented the beautiful loving cup to the president of
the ninth grade.
It was indeed a year of triumph for the "green" class of A. H. S, and they can feel truly
proud of their record.
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Top Row: Dickason, Danner.
Middle Row: Eliay. Clark. Burean.
Bottom Row: Bet7, Neiswander. Mitchell. Miss Dun:an, Tarr. Shadley.
flfNl0lQ Cl.Aff DLA
"THE PATH Acinoss THE HILL"
Y he Cas!
Under the Direction of Miss Jeanette Duncan
Grandpa. . . . . . GLENN CLARK
Grandma Davis ALICE NIEISWANDER
Ruth Conrad. . . ALICE BIETZ
Jimmie Reed . . . OREN DICKASON
Zuzu . . . l.OIS lVlITCHH.L
Salamander A. J. H. Jones . . BRICE DANNIQR
Robert Post . . . . lVllfNND ELZKY
lilo Gray. . . . CLEO GIDARR
Walter Conrad. . JACK BUREAN
l,tlIiC.. . . . . . . . . . El.Sllf SHADLEY
"The Path Across the Hill." the best comedy drama Ada High School has ever produced.
was chosen for the 1931 Senior Class Play. lt was presented before a capacity audience on May l.
Ruth Conrad. a sweet old-fashioned girl. was engaged to Dr. Jimmie Reed. who wanted to
marry Ruth and move to New York. Ruth refused on account of Grandpa. a lovable old man who
was in love with Grandma Davis. Zulu was the colored cook who went to the city and brought
back a husband. Salamander. Together their antics furnished much humor for the audience
Robert Post. a New Yorker. rented a room at Ruths and thought that Grandpa was the man who
had embezzled 350,000 from his father. Before he was revealed Grandpa asked Ruth to marry
Jimmie Reed but in the meanwhile he had married Flo Gray. Ruth's modern and wealthy cousin
from the city. Walter Conrad, Ruth's brother. a ne'er do-well, was too lazy to go to college. so
he went with Jimmie and lilo to the city. Post was determined to expose Grandpa though he
loved Ruth. but Grandpa showed him a letter stating that it was Ruths father who had stolen
the money. Post left the farm determined never to return. Vwlalter got into trouble with a boot-
legging gang and Post helped him out. Post accompanied XValter back to the farm where he
promised Grandma to be a man and marry l.utie. a fifteen-year-old neighbor girl and Grandma's
granddaughter. Grandpa and Grandma had been married at Grandma's suggestion and Post could
not suppress his love any longer.
So just like characters in a storybook, all were happy ever after.
Top Row: Boutwell, Tremain. I.owman, Shambaugh.
llollom Row: Motter. Vv'ilson, Henry, Stearns,
THE TELEDHDNE IEIIQLS
A TISIISPHONE GIRIQS SOIILOQUY A HZNV MONTHS AVTIYR
You don't need to study, you don't need to think.
Theres nothing you have to know:
All you need do as a telephone girl
ls to pleasantly say "Hello"
Wluy a rhyme like that ever came into my mind when I was first asked to
be a telephone girl is more than I can understand now. Little did I realize that I
would be operating a general information bureau, not merely making and receiv-
Loud vociferations from the office come to me as I sit at my desk. A moment
ago I had to act as a connecting link between our administrator and a culprit stu-
dent. Hence the angry tones.
You ask me why the melancholy look on my face. At the beginning of the
period when Mr, Findley was busy. I had to make out a blue slip for A-
Ti. No doubt my feelings have unconsciously assumed the hue of that fate-
ful piece of paper. But duty is duty!
For a minute or two I have been disturbed by neither offenders nor telephone
bells. I pick up a book with the hopes that I may snatch a few bits of knowledge
which I shall need in class next period. My vision vanishes when I am inter-
rupted by an inquiry, "Is my pen here?" or "I-Iave you seen my hat?" Then I
rummage the drawer of my desk looking for the missing article-for the Tele-
phone Girls now operate the Lost and Found Department.
Buzz, buzz. buzz. "What's wrong with the bells?" I've been so absorbed
in my reverie that I forgot this is chapel morning, and that I must ring the bell.
'I op Row: Mitchell, Vxfilson, Cronbaugh, Vw'elty.
Middle Row: Hatfield, l,owman. Tremain. Miss Crawford, Moller, Boutwell. Richardson.
lioflonv Row: l,oy, l.ong. Betz, Neiswander. Reed, Wocad.
"'T1l.s working with Ihe heart and soul
Thu! mulzes our duttf pleasure."
The Librarians have passed a very successful year under the capable director-
ship of Miss Crawford, the faculty librarian. They have spent forty-nve minutes
each day in supplying books for some four hundred students, answering numerous
unheard-of questions, and attempting to maintain silence and discipline. They
have also tried to keep the library in good condition, and have always been ready
to aid students in locating material.
Our library includes the best volumes of history, science, poetry, Hction, and
biography. and several sets of encyclopedias. This year the school has purchased
many new books. which have already proved to be a valuable addition. Besides
these books, our library receives each Week or month many magazines such as
"National Geographic." "The American," "The Womans Home Companion."
"Popular Science," "World's Work," "Current I-Iistoryf "Time," and "The
Twice a year the books are checked, rebound, and rearranged. This year the
books were placed on the shelves according to their classincation number, an ar-
rangement entirely new to Ada High. This adjustment has greatly aided libra-
rians in locating books.
Those who have learned the real significance of the library have passed
periods of pleasure and profit there, Its volumes have afforded concourse with the
most brilliant minds of great men, living and dead. The Librarians have been
glad to act as a connecting link between the student and the book.
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Top Row: Mr. Gray. Mr. Fverhart. Mr. Findley, Mr, Theisen.
Middle Row: Freeman. Danner.
Bollom Row: Clark, Allen, Mrs. Long, Vtfilson, l,owman. Hetrick. Reese.
In recent years the entire student body of the High School has been included
in the Ada High School Athletic Association. lt has been the function of the
Association to select student managers for the various athletic teams. to stimulate
attendance at the interscholastic events. to look after the financing of his phase of
activity, and to take a first-hand interest in promoting clean athletics in the school.
ln order to more perfectly carry out this work, the Athletic Association has
created an Athletic Board which consists of the Superintendent, Principal, Fac-
ulty Manager, and Coaches from the faculty: and a President, Vice-President,
Secretary, team captains, and student managers from the student body.
The operations of this board are controlled by a constitution which was
formulated and adopted by the Association as a Whole. Its
activities in the past year have been expressed in planning
the demonstration prior to the Kenton football game.
awarding the "A" to members of the athletic teams, and
keeping a check on the financial status of our athletics.
W. L. THE1sEN-Coach
Height: 5 ft. lO in.
Personality: Extremely pleasing: Bill is quite a wise-
cracker and a likeable chap.
Full Name: William Lee Theisen.
Favorite Pastime: Making a hit with the girls.
Speed: Very fast.
Weight: I65 pounds.
Avocation: Raising rabbits.
Vocation: Coaching and teaching school.
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A Lowman Dickason, Head Cheerleader Clgem
Ada High has always claimed the distinction of having the peppiest cheer-
leaders in this part of the country, and this trio of "vocal cord strainersn have
added to the laurels of their predecessors.
Not every high school has been so fortunate as A. H. S. in owning three
"pep instillers" such as we have had to feast our eyes upon: nor have they had the
opportunity of being so proud of their cheerleaders as we are of ours.
No one will forget the immense amount of enthusiasm Oren Dickason
aroused when he stood before us and showed us a few pointers in cheerleading.
Ray Olsem and Bill Lowman made up the rest of the trio. Though the pres-
ent year has been their first in this field. they look like veterans when they are
rendering a few gymnastics to stimulate more pep in our student body.
We have the misfortune of losing "Jinx" this year, but we are looking for-
ward to next year when Ray and Bill will have an able assistant and will be devel-
oping their talent once more for Ada High School.
So let's take off our hats to this small group who have A
worked so hard for us. and have achieved a great success.
C. E. GRAY-Faculty Manager
Height: 5 ft. 6 in.
Personality: Gray has A'lt".
Full Name: Clarence Edwin Cray.
Favorite Pastime: Counting nickels.
Weight: 100 pounds of determination and brute
Avocation: Taking care of High School Athletics
money: and very competent he is, too.
Vocation: Teaching history.
'lop Row: Clark, Manager: D, Reese, Strahm. Carey, Ash, Doling. Hetrick, H. Peterson,
Mz'dtilt'Rt1tt': lilzay, Ellis. I.. Reese CCaptainl, Huber. Allen. Vifilson. Binkley. Vyfertheimer.
Bottom Row: Ferrall, R. Peterson, Wolfrom, XVallick. Danner, Freeman, Ciant.
REESE tCaptainJ-At quarterback Reese played in a manner that showed his knowledge of the
game and won him added recognition as quarterback on the all-league team.
ALLEN-Vsfhen yards were needed Allen's signal was called and you could count on the gain. A
great defensive fullback.
BINKLEY-A fast. fleet halfback whose specialty was sweeping end-runs.
HUBER-Best blocking half in this section, A halfback who could be counted on for yards in
XVII.SONvXVith another season ahead of him, Bob will be the mainstay of next year's back-
l7lfRRAl,l.4At end Ferrall showed lots of stuff, being especially adept at receiving passes. His
all round ability won him the captaincy of the 1931 Bull Dogs.
XX'OI.P7ROlNl-lfirst year of varsity football but to watch him one would think that he had played
FRlfEMAN-"Freedy" was one of the strong points on the Ada line both on offense and de-
fense, He nnished his three years of varsity football in a blaze of glory.
XVAl.l.lCIi-A new man to the team but his playing won him All-League Center.
PETERSON-A dangerous man to any opposing team.
DANNER-Fought in every game as only a Swede is able to do.
XVERTHEIMER-Noted for his ability to fill holes. Very few plays ever went through him.
CANT-A clever end who could be depended upon to bring to disaster any attempt around his
CAREY-Carey always played "heads up" football and was always fighting,
STRAHM-No one will forget the way this boy played in the Renton game. He allowed nothing
across the line of scrimmage.
EIZAY-Played either as end or tackle and filled these positions very capably.
CLARK tManagerJ-One of the best Ada ever had.
SEPTEMBER 27-OTTAWA, 0: ADA, 18
After three weeks of intensive training and practice, Ada's so-called "green" team came on
the Held for the first game of the season. They conquered their opponent. Ottawa. 18 to O. The
whole team performed well when put to the test. the work of the veterans, Captain Reese and Freef
man, standing out.
OCTOBER 3-CAREY. 12: ADA. l3
Having defeated Ottawa, the Ada grid men were anxious to make the game with Carey their
second victory. However, Carey not only scored nrst. but when only six and one-half minutes of
playing time remained, they had the commanding lead of 12 to O. Ada suddenly awakened to the
fact that they needed two touchdowns and a goal point to win. Captain Reese led the attack and
made two touchdowns. Binkley gained the extra point by an end run.
OCTOBER lO-KENTON, O: ADA. 19 A
The League games started off favorably for Ada when the team defeated Kenton l9 to 0.
Our squad outplayed their opponent from the start of the game. Ada more successfully withstood
the intense heat which hindered both teams. The backfield men. Reese, Allen, Binkley and Huber.
often referred to as the "Four Horsemen." ran wild. Ferrall. end, starred on the line.
oCToBER 17-CELTNA. og ADA, zo
For their fourth game. Ada journeyed to Celina. full of confidence and determination.
The result of this spirit was a victory of Z0 to O. Again Captain Reese scored the largest number
of points by making two touchdowns and a goal. ln the first quarter. Huber broke through the
line for a touchdown. The score does not indicate how clearly Ada outplayed the Celina team.
OCTOBER Z4-VAN WERT. 6: ADA, O
The team set out for Van Wert confident of victory, but returned much disappointed because
they received the first set-back of the season. The Bulldogs were outweighed eleven pounds to the
man on the line. The only touchdown of the game was made in the second quarter when Van
Wert's superior weight wore down our line. Allen at fullback and Huber at left halfback made
the greatest number of tackles on the defense.
OCTOBER 30-BLUFFTON. 36: ADA. 0
Bluffton, with the most successful season in their history. had an excellent passing attack
which defeated Ada. Each member of our squad showed indomitable courage, but Bluffton's su-
periority in everything except fighting spirit, was evident. Captain Reese and Allen were outstand-
ing in their work for Ada. Wolfrom played a good defensive game.
NOVEMBER 7-ST. MARYS. 13: ADA, 6
The possibility of Ada's winning the League championship vanished when the team met def
feat at the hands of St. Marys. The score is not an adequate representation of how Ada played the
game. The Bulldogs made eleven first downs to their opponent's eight. Three long passes de-
feated us. Ada scored in the nrst minute of the game when Freeman intercepted a lateral pass. and
Binkley went around the end for a touchdown. St. Mary's, in the last half. scored the winning
touchdown on a long pass. Freeman was the outstanding man on the Held. Wallick. center.
played his best game of the season.
NOVEMBER 15-WAPAKONETA. O: ADA. 13
To conclude the football schedule for the year, the team traveled to Wapakoneta where they
outplayed the men from Blume High. Captain Reese was the star of the game. Ferrall and Huber
played in an outstanding manner.
As usual, the final game meant much to the team. lt marked the culmination of a successful
season characterized by a spirit of fight and co-operation. Eight Seniors played their last game.
They are Captain Lowell Reese. Charles Allen. Wendell Binkley, Max Huber. Bernard Freeman.
Brice Danner, Max Wertheimer, and Menno Elzay.
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Mitldle Row: l.owman, Hetrick tManagerJ. Reese.
Bottom Row: Wcalfrom, Allen. Theisen tCoachJ, Freeman, Vy'ilson.
DY 9 BA KET BALI. 30-3
Although the record made in basketball for the season of 1930-H331 is not an enviable one.
yet the team a:complished a few things. XVith but six days of practice behind them, the Ada
squad entertained Dola at the High School gym in the first game of the season. Showing the lack
of practice. the team met defeat by the score of 2-l to IS. ln the next game, another defeat was
marked up on the score book, Ada losing to Upper Sandusky, ll to 8. The following Friday the
team journeyed to St. Marys where again fate seemed against them. Score 20 to l5. This was
the hrst league game.
lfor the first time in several years. the Alumni were able to defeat the High School team.
This year they didn't miss and the score was Alumni, 30: Ada, IZ.
The next week the team went to Van Wert. After leading most of the time during the
game, Ada lost by a score of lf? to l7, due to the rally staged by Van XVert in the closing few min-
utes of play.
The following week Kenton came over for what we hoped would be their annual drubbing.
but they won a close game by the score of lf? to l-l. The next night Ada played Bluffton at
Bluffton and again met defeat, this time by the score of 30 to 10.
Ada traveled to Wapakonet.i the following Friday and. after having had the game won until
the Hnal seconds, lost it by one point. Z-l to 23. Poor officiating cost the Ada team their first vice
ltary. Following this game. the Ada team went into a slump, losing to Celina 37 to 27: St. Marys
Z0 to I6 tovertime gamel: Van Vylert 35 to l9: and to Kenton Z8 to 18. on successive week-
The next week the team entertained Vsfapakoneta at home. Did they provide entertainment?
The Ada attack functioned perfectly. and the final score was Ada 33, XVapakoneta ll.
ln the last game of the scheduled season, Ada defeated Celina l4 to l l. The game was won
in the last quarter of play by three consecutive baskets made by Bill l.owman, diminutive forward.
Ada drew Yan XVert for the hrst game and lost a hard fought game hy a score of 13 to l l.
Van XVert then proceeded on to the nnals but were stopped there bv the l.ima Central Dragons.
Top Row: Loy. Neiswander.
Mzittdle Row: Wood. G. Purcell. Long tCoachJ, Ferrall.
Bottom Row: K. Purcell. Wilson. Mitchell, Allen.
GI DLI' IBAIKETBALL
Another basketball season has ended with the most successful team that Ada High has pro-
dticed for several years.
Luck seemed to be with us from the very beginning of the season, when we easily defeated
Dola by a score of 19 to l6, However, our captain had the misfortune of iniuring her knee, thereby
disabling herself for almost the entire season.
December IZ-We scored a Z0 to l-l victory over the Upper Sandusky team.
December l9-St. Marys there. We were in the lead throughout the game. and easily de-
feated St. Marys by a score of 3-l to Z6.
December Z3-Alumni here. The old stars had lost a great deal of their former skill, and
though the Ada team members were the recipients of many bruises, they were able to win l-l to 7.
January lO-Bluffton there. Our first defeat in the season. lost by a score of I5 to 24.
However, we won comment from the Bluffton coach that our teamwork completely excelled that
of the preceding year.
January 16--Wapakoneta there. Another defeat. Vhpakoneta led throughout the game.
and Ada did not wake up until the last quarter. The score was 17 to Z l. Not too bad.
January Z7-St. Marys here. Our old teamwork was restored. St. Marys, though conhdent
of victory, was easily defeated by a score of Z9 to l-l.
February l3-Wapakoneta here. "Revenge is sweet." Ada. leading throughout the game.
avenged their former defeat by a score of I7 to 15.
February 20-North Baltimore was afraid to play us, and as a girl's game was necessary to
enliven the High School spirit, a scrimmage with the Phi Chi sorority was scheduled. Ada won
by nine points. 27 to 18.
January 30-Mt. Victory at Ada. Victory of -l-l to 6. Game was too slow to be inter-
February Z7-Tournament. Dunkirk was defeated in a runaway game ending 46 to 6. All
predicted easy victory for Ada in semi-finals and hnals.
Febrtiary Z8-Tough luck. Ball refused to hit the basket. rolling off the rim in a few heart-
breaking shots. Lost to Alger by score of l 3 to 14.
This year witnessed the last girls' team which the Ada High School will sponsor. We are
glad to say that the last Ada High Girls' team provided a record Worthy of our school.
--LOIS lVlITCH ELL.
IBDYI' BAIIYETIBALI. DEIQIDNN El.
lfreeman. a Senior, played guard, forward. and center. Most versatile man on the squad
Played h s best games at Bluffton. Celina, and Vyfapakoiie a. fireedy, 1h:ug1i shfted about .1 great
deal. was at h vme at any posQt on on the floor.
Reesey was one of the best forwards who ever wore the Purple and Gold The leading Scorer
on the team, he looped the ball through the hoop regularly. His shooting wag exceptionally brilliant
against Vvlapakfneia at home,
Charley played a flashy game all season. He started the year at forward bui was later shifted
to guard, Segend high scorer of the team and full of ight, Charley was one big asset to the team.
Huber played good ball and was a skillful defensive man. During the latter part of the sea-
son, he found his basket eye. as is shown especially in the game agairst NVapakoneta when he scored
eleven points in eight minutes.
Wilson played most of the time at the other forward post and was a good scorer. Bob de-
veloped well and with the added confidence of a seasons competition. should make a better showing
Dick played back guard. lt was a pleasure to watch him on defense. Especially good was
his work on stopping men coming in under the basket. Dick also has another year in which much
is expected of him.
Bill at forward showed that he knows what it's all about, He played an excellent defensive
game and was a star on the offense in his first season. He should be the "big gun" in Ada High
basketball for the next two years.
Kek played a good brand of ball at center, developing rapidly towards the end of the season.
liek has two more years and with his great height should be a stellar player during the remainder
of his career.
Skipper was there with the stuff as a manager. He was nursemaid, father. uncle, doctor
sweetheart, and everything to the players. Skip is a real friend-we are all sorry to lose him as
ADA RECORDS OF LAST FOUR YEARS
Year Won 1.ost Tied Year kkfon leost
1027 4 3 2 1027328 . 13 7
1028. 1 5 - 1028320 , 8 10
1020 6 2 -- IOZOJXO. 10 10
1030 . 5 3 -- 1030-'31 2 13
Total . I T Total 33 30
ALLEN THEISEN. Coach FREEMAN
REESE WOLFROM WILSON LOWMAN
WAI.LICK HETRICK. Manager HUBER
Mary Ruth Raabe
lfour Seniors-Reese. Freeman
Vs'allick couldn't eat eggs or soup at
last year for Girls' Basketball at Ada
in football practice. The big brute! . .
interlocutor .... That team wasn'
a circus . . . only too pathetic. .
Western Football team .,.. Allen
, . . guard. forward and center . .
Allen. and Huber-have played together for six years ....
Van Vwfert so Allen tried to find some hay .... This is the
High ,... Danner. the Swede. was always hurting someone
. Ada had five end men in football. Mr. Theisen was
t a minstrel though ,... But the boys' basketball team was
. . Reese. l3errall. Wallick and Peterson made the All Midf
Freeman and Wilson played all three positions in basketball
. Oh. l forgot a fourth. they warmed the bench too .,..
Allen made the Second All Mid-Western football team. . . , Binkley was the fast man on the
football team . . . but Freedy kept the late hours .... Cant didn't know when football was
over, according to some of the boys
he tackled on the basketball floor .... lflzay, Xklertheimer
and Allen-all Seniors-earned their first letter in football this fall . . . Huber was the chief
user of tape in football .... Ada
possessed three or four good pool players on their football
team .... On the way to Van NVert they had a tournament .... The letters this year were too
large for the boys' sweaters .... Ada used a famous hooplefquadruple play in football prac-
tice . . , the master mind, Huber.
invented it. . . . The center of the line was Ada's strong
point in football ..,. Freeman personified lndustry and Allen, Ambition in football practice,
. . . Honorable mention in football
should be given Hetrick. Doling. Ash and H. Peterson ..,.
Reese played nearly every minute in both basketball and football .... Danner certainly en-l
joyed his football ..., XVertheimer was the hardest headeon tackler on the squad , . , Het'
rick was probably Ada's best basketball player ..,. Ada should have good teams next year.
YVHGTS WHO IN ADA HIGH
. Did Most for A. H. S.-Boys: Bernard Freeman, 125: Glenn Clark, 95:
Lowell Reese, 31: Oren Dickason, 19. Girls: Virginia Wilson. 105: Alice
2. Most Popular-Boys: Lowell Reese, 53: Glenn Clark, 50: Charles Allen,
46: Bernard Freeman, 36: Oren Dickason, 24. Girls: Alice Neiswander.
142: Virginia Wilson, 32: Myra Lou Lowman, 13: Martha Cole, 7.
3. Best Looking-Boys: Charles Allen, 115: Glenn Clark, 39: Max Wert-
heimer. 13. Girl: Margaret Petersen, 63: Alice Neiswander. 39: Ruth
4. Biggest Wise-Cracker-Boy: Oren Dickason, 63: Bill Doling, 45: Menno
Elzay, 1 1. Girl: Catherine Gillespie, 21: Martha Cole. 15: Sarah
5. Most Energetic--Boy: Oren Dickason, 45: Bernard Freeman, 34: Glenn
Clark, 20: Lowell Reese, ll. Girl: Virginia Wilson, 23: Ruth Loy, 14:
Alice Betz, 9: Alice Neiswander, 9: Myra Lowman, 9.
6. Biggest Bluffer-Boy: Bill Doling, 39: Frank Pumphrey. 17: Oren Dicka-
son, 14: Charles Allen. 8. Girl: Martha Cole, 9: Virginia Wilson, 7.
7. Most Devoted Couple-Freeman and Cole. 41: Wertheimer and Under-
wood, 36: Huber and Neiswander, 32: Clark and Wilson, 24.
8. Most Popular Freshmen-Boy: Paul Neiswander. 77: Robert Burnett, 52:
Robert Shanks, 26: Harold Huber, 22. Girl: Martha Cole. 134: Edith
Cotner, 49: Pauline Gant, 20: Rhea Gray, 10.
9, Most Ath1etic+Boy: Lowell Reese, 193: Charles Allen, 27. Girl: Virginia
Wilson, 175: Lois Mitchell, 22: Alice Neiswander. 13.'
10. Best Student-Boy: Bernard Freeman. 64: Glenn Clark. 32: Wendell
Binkley, 20. Girl: Alice Neiswander, 64: Dorothy Hilty. 24: Ruth Loy.
ll. Biggest Knocker-Boy: Bill Doling, 17: Charles Allen. 16: Oren Dicka-
son, 10. Girl: Sarah Yount, 16: Mary Raabe, 9: Myra Lowman, 7.
12. Teacher's Pet-Boy: Glenn Clark, 78: Bernard Freeman, 14: Bill Low-
man, 3. Girl: Virginia Wilson, 65: Ruth Loy, 24: Alice Neiswander, 6.
13. Dudiest Dude-Glenn Clark, 43: Max Wertheimer, 15: Wilbur John-
14. Flappiest Flapper-Cleo Tarr. 204: Helen McKinley, 4.
There were several exciting races in the contest this year. Virginia Wilson
beat Alice Neiswander by one vote for "Did the Most for A. H. S." However.
both girls have done much for the school. Lowell Reese beat Glenn Clark by three
votes for "Most Popular Boy." Bill Doling beat Charles Allen by one vote for
the "Biggest Knockerf' Alice Neiswander and Paul Neiswander were selected
"Most Popular Girl" and "Most Popular Freshman Boy," respectively-a fact
which proves that they are quite popular.
Oren Dickason won "Most Energetic" and "Biggest Wise-Cracker," and
Bill Doling the "Biggest Blufler and Knockerf' There seems to be no doubt but
that Charles Allen is the best looking boy and Peg Petersen the best looking girl.
Bernard Freeman led in "Did the Most for A. H. S." and "Best Student" by
Martha Cole ran off with "Most Popular Freshman Girl." won the "Biggest
Blufferf' and with Freeman, won "Most Devoted Couple," and collected votes
with other boys in the "Most Devoted." which proves that she is very de-
voted. Glenn Clark won "Teacher's Pet" and "Dudiest Dude," and Virginia
Wilson won "Teacher's Pet" and "Most Energetic," and ran off with "Most
Athletic Girl." The rest of the girls weren't in the running with Cleo Tarr in
the "Flappiest Flapper" contest. Her 204 votes were the most polled by any con-
testant. Catherine Gillespie won the "Most Energetic Girl." and Sarah Yount.
the "Biggest Knockerf' Max Wertheimer got a vote for "Most Popular Fresh-
man Boy"-mistaken identity. By the way. several of the "Devoted Couples"
are not nearly so devoted now. And to close-every vote was counted.
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Bottom Row: Freeman, Reese, Clark, Dickinson
-School again. Kenton gives us a break-the Underwood girls. The "Red Menace" also
appears on the scene.
-Coach Theisen gathers together would-be gridiron heroes.
Chapel. Rev. Bernard lireeman led us in prayer. Our new Superintendent given introduction.
Seniors humiliated by being placed in south pew.
-Band organized. Boom-Boomf
-Typing classes organized. Mr. Ciray very entertaining.
-Selection of Class Ofhcers. Bernard Ereeman seems to be the Seniors' weakness now.
-Chapel again. Seniors restored to proper pew. All smiling.
-"Tack" agrees that a Remington is O. K. but he prefers an Underwood.
-Publication of Annual in debate. Seniors display their oratorical powers. "Oh. there ain't
-Joey displays unusual hypnotic powers on a harmonica. Pree advice on study habits from
-Big pep meeting. Everyone urged to encourage squad.
-Pirst game of season. with Ottawa-l8 to fl-with the Bulldogs carrying off all honors.
-Professor Gray swims to school this morning. lsn't he a ducky little thing?
-Seniors forget seats in chapel. Many blushing. Mr. Pindley's attempts to lead us in harmo-
nious singing fail.
-Fire drill today. Mary Ruth takes a spill in Senior home-room.
-B. Freeman elected Editor-in'Chief of Annual. O. Dickason chosen Business Manager. Must
Sfilff SdVlflg p0I1l'llCS.
Carey game. Ada wins, l3 to l2.- Ada going strong. Good coach. A. H. S. Band makes its
bow to the public.
-Billy Doling has trouble controlling his wandering orbs in typing class. Hes so unusual.
-Chapel. Coach Theisen with a black eye. Embarrassing. perhaps. O. well. married life is
-Boys all losing heads over the charms of Aida.
-Kenton's funeral today. Ada wins. 19 to O. Mr. Gray painting the town white with snarl-
-Classes "sous le temps" today. Kenton certainly laid out. NVill need her wreath herself.
-School certainly rushing. Coach Stepleton plays a good game of baseball. Now "Babe" has
-Plans for Migration Day. George Rogers Clark being honored this week.
-Migration Day. Ada wallops Celina. 20 to O.
-Dramatic Club gives chapel program. Discover that A. H. S. has more song-birds than im-
agined. Hi-Y boys give memorial to the school.
-Radio Club to give bake sale. Imagine Vllendell Binkley and our own Oren elbow deep in
-Report Cards. Many leaving school with expressions of woe on their countenances.
-Bill D. going through fantastic operations to get a laugh from the dignified Seniors. Cant
be done. Bill.
-P. T. A. Mr. Everhart speaks. while the High School Band plays on., Q g
-Rain, Rain. it's so co7y in the rain. l.owell B. minus moustache. Might inquire at l.ost and
Pound Department. Perhaps he just sharpened his ra7or.
-Bluffton game. Captain Reese with a shiner. Must be catching.
-Oren D. tries to convince Professor Gray that John Hancock sold l.1fe lnsurance.
-Hooray, no school today, teachers went visiting. Oh. why does it come only once a year?
Bulldogs have new white bonnets.
No chapel today. Club pictures being taken.
Stop the stampede girls. l.ake's captured. Can it be serious?
HLY Club gives chapel. Mr. Dodge speaks. Oren Rastus has a new redfgold tie.
Big game with St. Marys. XVillie it be or won't it?
Heard H. M. went to the Ere last night in her evening gown.
Chapel. Armistice Day observed. Dr. lireeman gives interesting talk. New high school song
Education Week. Mary Ruth urges all the children to bring their old cast-off toys for the
Mr. Findley singing some forgotten melody from the "Lost Chord." Coach Theisen tardy.
Pass the blue slips. please.
Joey catches Gladys making eyes at him. J. looks regusted.
Winter is coming. Bernard is free from worry: he has his Cole.
Freshmen give excellent chapel program. They aren't so greeng the majority of them were
Wonderfull fall weather. Mr. Theisen went hunting Saturday. Poor bunnies.
Hi-Y Banquet. Lower classmen being rushed.
Big Carnival tonight, Imagine Mr. Everhart and "the family" munching ice cream cones.
Banquet for football boys. Another season completed.
-Everyone receiving letters from "Over There." French dictionaries in action.
-The nrst snowfall. Football boys receive letters. All blushing.
Headlines: "Turkey Defeated: Surrounded by Greece
School again. Everyone bringing bicycles to study hall.
-Mr. Findley doing the "Irish dance" under supervision of Miss Stepleton. Maybe he'll en-
tertain in chapel.
First basketball game. Girls win. Rahf Rah!
Teachers feted by Kiwanis.
Scene: History Class.
Mr. Gray: "What was the American Association?"
Voice from rear: "Baseball League."
Pep meeting for Sandusky game. Ray chosen new cheerleader. Gray gives a treatise on "Unf
patriotism of Senior Class."
Hi-Y boys present school with radio and Zetetic Club gives picture of Bolivar.
Sociology class visits Lima Asylum. Mr. Gray couldnt get back.
Saw T. E. wailing bareheaded in the rain. "I.et a Smile Be Your Umbrella."
"Those Wedding Bells Are Mating Up That Faculty of Mine." Betty smiling between
Inter-Scholastic Debaters chosen.
Miss Stepleton humming "It Will Be Long Now."
Vacation. Won't be back until next year.
School again. Everyone sporting something new. Even Findley looks sleepy.
Delbert Hammer gets a haircut and a blue slip. Findley advises him to get a shampoo and
let it shrink. Family lawyer?
Geraldine goes to Kenton game and roots for Ii-E-N-T-O-N. She calls it patriotism btit we
call it treason.
Dick W. and Helen Underwood attend church? ?E'
-Ted and Johnny give us their idea of "Barnacle Bill." Mr. Gray humiliated in the presence
of his enem-er-er-friends.
O. R. travels through the corridor carrying a large shopping basket. Whom is he in the
Clarence takes up prize-fighting. Wins by a right to the beak.
Ice. ice-even T. H. E. comes sliding home.
First debate tonight. Even Douglas and Vifebster sink into obscurity.
Miss Barnes loses her temper. She's so unusual.
-Miss Duncan has great plans for the orchestra. It would be more appropriate if she sang
"You're Driving Me Crazy."
Crazy Bull speaks this P. M. on the Indian. Rather novel. Thank you.
After receiving an incorrect reply in Bookkeeping. Miss Smith-er-I mean-Mrs. McAn-
drews-calmly drawled "Oh, Yeah?"
-C. E. G. spends entire period answering phone calls with "Thank You."
Jack and Ray indulge in a battle at Alger. Perhaps they thought it was all part of the war.
-Embarrassing moments: It can't be said that Alice comes to the Big House well-heeled.
Oh tottering womanhoodf
-History class receives goose eggs-all a part of the game-anyway it's a quack practice.
-O. R.-'We aren't dead by a jugfulf' O. Rastus bring on de still.
-C. E. G. recites poetry. And still we say. "You haven't heard anything yet."
Found in study hall-Dear Mr. Byers "You have the cutest dimple in your chin."
-Sausage Day. Mrs. Gray brings the family over. O. I am a working man now?
Aida honors us with a dietiese on "Nogales" and advises us to "sit on a cactus" just for the
4+Overheard in English Class: VJhen asked to give the hgures of speech. Jack responded
"2-4-8-etc." Howard M.-"And Longfellow was born in Portland Cement."
5-Inside information: Virginia presses Cilenn's topcoat. Watch for her shingle. .
6-Cireat minds at work, "And who does Alice go with besides Max H.?" Now you ask one.
7-Kenton pays us a visit and says it with eggs.
l0-Professor Whitted gives us an interesting discussion on Mathematics and its values. Me-
thinks he's dealing in figures.
IZ-Lincoln's Anniversary. By the by Freeman vs. Cole seems to be getting serious.
171-And Friday. too. Lois tells Miss Barnes they have a French pig because it says "Oui. oui."
I4-Boosting. belittling. prophecying. jeering-Results: Our boys beat Wapakoneta. Rah!
I6-XVinter's singing that old refrain of "Hail. Hail."
I7-Patriotic chapel program. Senior Class presents memorial. First time in history.
l84Annual Staff busy collecting photos. Howard agrees to lend the family album.
23-Findley springs a great minds at work in Physics class. Vifhy it isn't beets. beats him.
24-What if Bob and Max should get their dates mixed. According to the stars Friday and Sun-
day are Alice's lucky nights.
25-Forest beats our boys all around-even with the girls.
Z84Manager Gray exploiting merits of the Tournament,
Z-Mother Natures lamb is a full grown sheep.
3-Many fall asleep in chapel-it's as dead as Chicago.
-l-March shows the white feather. and out comes the flannels.
5-Findley's new formula: Baloney plus cheese I Hash: 1 Perhaps it's a lotta hooey.
6AProfessor Evans arrested for theft of his own lil car. Tell it to the Judge. Mark.
ll-Committees! Committees! One would think we were in Congress!
-Professor Smull has us almost convinced to invest in the Canal for Middle West Relief-
Wendell Hfiggering up" his profit.
15-Dramatic Club Play. Alice in the role of meek mother. Aren't casts deceiving?
16-Mary Ruth polishes the gym floor-sliding home!
I7-St. Paddy's Day! Shure. and were all awearin' of green.
20-Late Items-Court News-T. H. E. fined S for speeding the New Year in.
ZZAWhere has Huber gone? He's taking Alice 'ome. Funny thing. these crushes.
23-Clarence goes in for football-tackles Jack-no competition.
Z4-Rain. rain Y! Findley building plans for an ark. They'll turn out to be all wet.
Z5-Enlightening views of India. Tickets window at right!
Z64Digby looks worried. The old problem tgeometric?l of one plus one equals three?
Z7-Band Concert Contest. Willihnganz "waves his arms all about." Ada takes second in
clarinets. which isn't all noise.
30-Miss Barnes parle en petite voix. Ray! no Ubawling out!" Agreed life is just one sneeze
31-French Club give play in Chapel. And it was a lot of Greek!
l--Faculty all smiles-April Fool!
Z-"Professor" Wertlaeinier admits today that his "windows" give him a pain.
3?Mary Ruth and accomplice give the furniture a lift. Vvfhat will that girl try next?
5-Hiriam Garter will be taking our little Alice some of these days.
74Mr. Everhart acts as French "Perfesser." Seniors all "acquiver."
84Cireat plans for everything. Oren sits on a tack! Rather painful occupation.
lO-Interclass Contest. The young man would awooing go.
l l-lnterclass BanquetfGood chance to show off your best girl. Eating-favorite pastime.
l6-ln the spring a young man's fancy turns to the old swimming hole. VJ. B. admits its
I8-Volleyball Tournament in full session. May the best team win.
Z0-Dick takes violets to Bettye. "Got them right out in our woods." he sez.
l-Senior Class Play tonight. A series of laughs with tragedy thrown in-and Alice was grandf
8e4Junior-Senior Banquet. Another good evening of fun. Junior boys escort Senior girls and
l 2-Senior Chapel Program.
I5-Ray. Seniors given a break! No school again.
I7-Baccalaureate-all trying to look solemn! 'Tis rather important feeling.
l0JClass Day-now we know who has the genius.
Z0fCommencement. Dr. Williams. speaker. Good advice, if we follow it.
Pain' .S'eUent y -six
Showing Name. Favorite Occupation, llfhere Located, Future Occupation and Cause of Death
Charles Allen-Getting dates, Dunkirk, missionary, banana peel.
Burnell Bame-Making a hit, Newstark, in the Follies. choked on spaghetti.
John Berger-Smoking, Boston Store, having a steady, bigamy.
Lowell Binkley-Kidding girls, beauty parlor, champion pool player. laughed too much.
Wendell Binkley-Talking to Dottie. home Cstudyingb, dancing teacher, bit by a book worm
Richard Bowers-Never had one, railroad lafter paperl. beauty specialist, corns.
Jack Burean-Enjoying life, Cotner's. being sensible, heartburn.
Joe Cotner--Watching for Lois, Mitchell's, caveman, holding hands.
Fred Cribley-Stretching exercises. pig pen, singing a duet. swallowed a donut hole.
Brice Danner-Flirting, Podunk, dancing teacher, committed matrimony.
Oren Dickason-?, at the bar, in a convent, Coca-Cola.
Bill Doling-Trying to be funny, Y. M. C. A., president Girls' League. trick cigar.
Menno Elzay-Writing poetry. Scout Hall. in lover's lane, electric chair.
Bernard Freeman-Driving the Cole, Cole mansion, proud papa, cut with a razor.
Delbert Hammer-Running a blind pig, cow stable. on the stage, shocked.
Ralph Hetrick-Queening. pool room. with side-burns. mosquito bite.
Homer Hawes-Getting blue slips, in bed, singing teacher, religion.
Franklin Hubbell-Dramatics, on highway, bald-headed, haircut.
Glenn Clark-Listening to bedtime stories, church, editor Snappy Stories, near beer.
Max Huber-Keeping people waiting, Gratz and Althaus, riding tricycle, Miss Deal.
Wilbur Johnson-Reading Shakespeare, beauty shop, school superintendent, caught by a crab.
Howard Mitchell-Blushing, sorority house, with a stogie, too good for this place.
Lowell Reese-Digging fish-worms, in Chevy, proposing, oral explosion.
Billy Rutledge-Most anything, at school lsleepingi. shooting craps, bited by a bee.
Carl Simon-Being boisterous. Hog Creek, bell boy, too many peanuts.
Max Wertheimber-Stepping out. Forest, playing a harp, Stacomb.
Naomi Benge-Dreaming. lover's lane. prohibition lecturer. wood alcohol.
Alice Betz-Looking for Bink, A. U P. Grocery, fat lady in a circus, ran out of soup.
Gerry Corbett-Getting dates, T. N. F. Frat, old maid, society,
Mildred Cronbaugh-Curling hair, domino shop. blonde. primping.
Wanda Curry-Being dignined, at home, raising cain, stubbed her toe.
Catherine Gillespie-Looking cross-eyed. uptown, prima donna, lost in underbrush.
Myra Lowman-Shooting craps, most anywhere, a spinster, tongue-tied.
Ruth Loy--Books, Wilsons gambling. a chill.
Cora McElroy-Talking to boys. Balish's. washwoman, weinies.
Gladys McKean-Worrying, Sunday School. with gold teeth, caught cold.
Louise Meeker-Keeping quiet. at home, movie actress, disputed right-of-way.
Kathlyn Mohler-Reciting, Washington, D. C., acting a fool, indignation.
Lois Mitchell-Bragging. in a Chevy, high-batting boys, quiet too long.
Helen Morrison-Seeing the boy friend. Rawson. as a school ma'am. caught in trafiic.
Alice Neiswander-Search us, Old Maids Home, hermitress, late hours.
Margaret Petersen-Asking questions. Reno, hoop skirts, suicide.
Gladys Purcell-Grinning, farm, traffic copette, mouse trap.
Mary Raabe-Growing, Alger. cave woman, victim of T. B.
Alice Ream-Chewing gum, Hollywood, artist's model, swallowed her teeth.
Bernice Reed-Gossip, near the telephone. without her own opinion. strangled on a word.
Gertrude Robnolte-Talking fast, anywhere, with pink hair, stung.
Virginia Rodgers-Sitting with the boys. ?. Mary Pickford curls, late hours.
Evelyn Runser-Turning off lights. Y. W. C. A., teaching kindergarten, ran out of breath.
Elsie Shadley-Vamping. Punkin Center, refusing to talk. nightmare.
Carolyn Sleesman-Looking innocent, Greenwich Village, with green hair, died by inches.
Mildred Sousley-Dramatics. farm, high-stepper, broken heart.
Mozelle Tallman-Reducing. at a dancing school. fat, fatty degeneration of heart.
Cleo Tarr-Who knows. picture show, without a diamond. swallowed chewing-gum.
Gerry Underwood-Looking sweet, Miami Beach. six feet tall, divorce.
Mildred Wilcox-Looking wise, Ladies' Aid Society, getting fresh, just passed away.
Virginia Wilson-Blufflng, Christian Endeavor, getting a bawling out, too much ambition.
Wilma Wood-Trying to be cute, at John Sciences. bigamist, overeating.
Page Seventy - seven
'Twas a fine day last Ociober.
November in July:
The moon lay thick upon the ground,
And the mud shone in the sky.
The flowers were singing sweetly
And the birds were full of bloom:
XVhen I went into the cellar
To sweep an upstairs room,
The time was Tuesday morning,
On Friday just at night,
I saw ten thousand miles away
A house, just out of sight,
The walls projected frontwards.
The front was at the back.
I looked right close and saw a fence.
And it was whitefwashed black.
It rained all day the night I left.
The weather it was lane:
The boys and girls used roller skates
On ice. most all the time.
Chl the old school boat keeps us afloat,
And a rollicking crew has she,
With her cabins full of fun and bull
And a sour faced faculty.
Rastus, first mate. who, if you're late.
Hands out you slips so blue.
"Cap" Tommy tall, with ears not small.
Tries to rule this boisterous crew,
Miss Crawford fine. with those Grecian lines
And a tongue with a I.atin swing:
Miss Barnes, demure. who would raise cain
If you'd call her, "Deah old thing."
Betty S- Ioh, that's wrong? changed her
name now to Long,
And "Jessie" is all that we hear:
Mrs. Mcfkndrews grins, but it "cramps my
So refrained from it all this year.
The Cook. Miss Cirati, loads up all the fatz,
And brews us a mighty stew:
Theisen. blond god. makes the boys hit the
As coach of the football crew.
Of Second Steward, C. If. Gray, I cotild talk
most all the day.
And still not say anything wise,
Cleo's a girl's name, but still. iust the same.
Digby's one of the dumbest of guys.
I'II finish: I'm sure l'll not say any more.
Ifor after all's said and done,
We got the best crew. and faculty. too.
That can be found this side of the sun.
And we'll say adieu to this schoolboat and
As we head for another main.
But all, I'm sure. will live o'er and o'er
Those schoolday memories.
Iirom Adams arrival in this wicked world
To the wonderful age we are in.
Cur wise men have shattercd some pretty harcl
And also commitied much sin:
But one of the problems that baffled them all.
And has put all their science to rout.
ts somelhing concerning the sex we adore-
XVhat a woman is thinking about.
Her eyes may be laughlng at something we
And her face be as solemn as death:
Her tongue may be wagging on forty-off
Till she's really gasping for breath:
But the wisdom and science of all the world
lsn't able to clearly find OLII
XVhat flits through her mind, or can even
Vv'hat a woman is thinking about.
Her lips may be saying a host of sweet things,
And her eyes with true love be enshrined:
Her lover may think that he knows every
In her subtle and feminine mind:
But the very next breath her mood is trans-
And she's having a myslical pout:
All, all of I.ove's I.ogic cannot make it clear
XVhat a woman is thinking about.
Simple Simon bought a diamon'
For a lady fair.
Simple Simon spoke of Hymen.
I,aid his heart quite bare.
VVhen at the diamon' of Simple Simon
The lady took a peek
She said, "Oh yes, a dollar down,
And fifty cengs a week,"
He took her out for an ice cream treat,
His pretty bluefeyed Sal:
But fainted when he read the sign.
"Cream ninety cents a gal."
I'd like to spank
Her black and blue
The girl who always
Rock-a-bye. Seniors. on the tree top.
As long as you study. yotlr grades will not
But if you stop digging, your standing will
And down will come Senior, diploma. and all.
XVhen I'm alone and have no date,
I think that every boy is great:
But when they rush me. keep me busy.
I think the whole darn bunch is di77y.
f-1. Isa Iflupper.
A EEW IQED LETTEIQ EVENT!
The lnter-Class Banquet this year was uniquely and interestingly arranged. The pro-
gram traced the flight of an airplane with Mr. Theisen. the toastmaster. as its pilot. "At the
Controls" was given by Ruth Loy. preparing for the trip, and "Contact" starting oil the flight.
was played by Joe Cotner under the supervision of Lucille Gant, "We Leave the Ground." and
soon sail "Among the Clouds" with Helen McAlpin directing the plane. The spirit of the banquet
soared higher. and likewise our plane went higher and gained "Altitude" under Roy Moore. We
then sailed along smoothly with "Speed and Rythmu by lrene Jones and Mary Lois Sautter, A
ninth grader of course, would give a little thrill to the flight by giving us a "Tail-spin." but with
a little aid from a level-headed teacher like Miss Doty we were abe to gain "Recovery," and as the
flight was over we soon safely A'Came down to earth" once more, having accomplished a flight of
"Victory," To express our appreciation we sang the school song and adiourned. declaring this to
be the best and tnost interesting flight we had ever taken,
The Carnival. held at Ada High in November. was quite an unusual feature in the year's
activities. since the practice of holding carnivals had been dropped some time ago.
The halls throughout the building were decorated with purple and gold. Booths and curi-
osity shops were erected. changing the straight scholarly halls into fairylands of amusement. Among
the various attractions were a fish pond the Seven Wonders of the Vyforld. a fortune teller. and a
miniature golf course. There were also athletic shows. several one-act plays. and a minstrel pre-
sented by the ninth grade.
The crowd came early to enjoy one of Miss GratZ's chicken dinners. and stayed late. Ending
every display worthy of their attention. The main feature of the evening was the Grand Finale in
which Glenn Clark and Alice Neiswander were crowned king and queen of the fete. According
to the funds collected. and the opinion of the crowd. the carnival was a complete success.
The Band participated in an Eistedfodd at Qhio Northern University on March 27. and the
Chorus at Fostoria on April l7, Both did well and deserve credit for their fine showings.
The commencement this year consisted of the regular Baccalaureate and Commencement Night
programs. A Class day was made an additional feature to the exercises. lt was decided that such
a program would give greater opportunity for the expression of individual talent than commencef
ment has formerly offered, The numbers of the program varied greatly in content with a validi:-
tory by Virginia Vsfilson. a salutatory by Alice Neiswander. an oration by Oren Dickason: class
prophecy by Myra Lou Lowman. class history by Cora McElroy. class will by Max Huber. hu-
morous reading by Cleo Tarr and serious reading by Alice Ream. lntermixed with these numbers
were several musical selections to add to the variety of the program.
We were very fortunate in securing Dr. Vifilliams. President of Ohio Northern University. as
the speaker for Commencement. His address, followed by presentation of diplomas. concluded
the commencement exercises.
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A. H. S. MARCH SONG
So march on to victory. Ada Hi.
Vv'e'll back the team and put them up on high
Youre the best in the land.
lor we know you've got the stand
So we'll back you to the end, Ada Hi.
So when the game is over. Ada Hi.
We can raise our colors up into the sky.
For the Purple and Gold. our boys will ever be bold
And we will back you as of old. Ada Hi.
Rah! Rah! -Hater-.s.
Here lies "Peg" Petersen.
Died of having too much fun.
Here is the grave of "Martyn H. Cole.
Stubbed her toe as she reached her goal.
Here rests Miss Bettye Runyan,
Who was hit in the head with an onion.
Here lies our dear friend Rhea,
Once too often she sang "Angel-a-Mio."
Here lies the body of Ruth Loy.
To have her around was always a joy.
Here rests Mr. Everhart,
He choked when eating a cherry tart.
Here lies our old friend "Freed,"
Who everyone knew was a swell "keed."
Here is the grave of NVendell "Bink."
NVho now we know is the missing link.
Here rests our schoolmate "Dot,'
Right here in this vacant lot.
Here is the grace of Miss "Cart,"
Died from the failure of her heart.
Here lies jolly old "Tack,"
Fell downstairs and broke his back,
Yonder kicks Will Dolinf
He was late to class 'cause his pants was stolen.
Here lies the body of Glenn Clark
I.ost in the suburbs of New Stark.
Here quivers the body of Oren.
His nose stopped up. while snorin'
Here is the casket of Richard Bowers.
He got all wet in April showers.
Here lies the little villain l.owell.
He's now down yonder poundin' coal.
Here is the body of drinker "Skipper,"
He drank too much from the old red dipper.
She murdered her sweetheart, this little Alice
Not with a rolling pin. but with malice.
Here lies beautiful Gladys McKean.
Shes not so fat. she's not so lean.
Here shivers Franklin Hubbell.
He wasn't all meat. just a bubble.
Here jiggles the powerful body of Brice.
His death was caused by fighting for dice.
Here lies our old pal "Rastus,"
Who tried to eat some red hot cactus.
Here are the bones of Delbert Hammer.
Caught in a squall on an old Windjammer.
Shed a tear for Wanda Curry,
She tried to get there in a hurry.
OUR HIGH SCHOOL
Just a little information concerning our ex-
isting romances, both actual and probable. It
seems that a few have escaped popular notice.
so we make known their mutual attraction.
For some time the vivacious Freshman.
Miss Cole. has charmed our honorable Editor-
in-Chief. The Burnett-Richardson and Mit-
chell-Motter coalitions were brought to full
bloom during the High School Band and Or-
Among our athletes. Reese and Allen still
decorate the bachelors table. though several of
their teammates have abandoned their ranks.
Binkley has chosen Miss Betz as his lady.
while XVilson and Huber vie for the affec-
tions of the fair Alice.
Ray Olsem is expected to receive good
grades from Mr. Gray next year. family pull.
eh? Among the old-timers which bid fair to
continue are Virginia and Glenn. Edie and
We wonder what Imogene has up her
sleeve? Surely not Robert. And say. do you
suppose that Dick NV. is looking for a job in
the medicine laboratory? The boss's daughter
-you know the old story. Oh heres a little
secret regarding our drum major. Joe. He has
been making frequent visits to the Xi Beta
Chi House on University Avenue.
XVC are not acquainted with the students of
the university who are rating our high school
girls. so we cannot attempt to enumerate them.
Now keep this little bit of information un-
der your hat, for we wouldn't want you to be
guilty of spreading such news.
While auto riding one evening last fall with
Martha Cole, Harold Huber had a very dis-
tressing accident. When turning a corner he
ran into a telephone post and smashed his
auto. When interviewed by our reporter at
I 130 A. M. at the scene of the accident, Huber
stated that he was going at a slow rate of
speed. but that the wheel locked. However.
this is not generally believed. It really is dim-
cult to drive with only one hand,
THE JOYS OF AN EDITOR
Getting out this book is no joke.
If we print jokes, people say we are silly,
If we clip things from other books, we are too
lazy to write them ourselves. If we don't, we
are stuck on our own stuff, If we don't print
contributions, we don't appreciate true genius.
and if we do print them, the book is filled
with bunk. If we make a change in the other
felIow's write-up, we are critical: if we don't.
we are asleep,
Now, like as not some guy will say we
swiped this from some magazine,
MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE
This organization was founded on the
morning after the night before. Its purpose is
to uplift society, to promote and finance more
banquets in Ada High. and to contribute to
the general downfall of the school.
QUALIFICATION OF MEMBERS
I. Must be between 2 and ZOO years of age.
2. Must belong to upper lOl W of class.
3. Must be able to sleep through classes.
4. Must be willing eaters.
l. Chief Cook-Mary Raabe.
2. Bottlewasher-Franklin Hubbell.
3. Chief Hash Slinger-Carolyn Sleesman.
4. Chief Purloiner of Funds-Oren Dicka-
5. Derby and Umbrella Checker-Myra Lou
6. High Muckety Muck-Charles Allen.
7. Most Austere and Illustrious Eater-Dick
8. Poppies Little Shoat-Bernard Freeman.
9. Head Glass Shiner-Bill Lowman.
THE TITLED GENTRY OF
A. H. S.
I. Overcome by the King of Dill Pickles-
2. Grand Major of the Ady Hi Squakers-
3. Big Chief Water Carrier of the Ada-
4. Royal Lemon Squeezer for A. H. S. "B.
5. Royal Robbet of the Athletic Teams-
6, The Illustrious Bean-Burner - Miss
7. Lord High Contortionist of Vocal-Cord
8. Past Grand Master of Static Producers-
9. Faculty Advisor of the Seventh Grade-
IO. Gray's Double and How He Undid Him
-Menno J. Elzay CAnd howl.
I I. Official Flute Tooter-Bill Rutledge
IZ. The Romantic Star Gazer-Mildred
13. Queen of the Eye Rollers-Jeannette
I4. Chief Bouncer of A. H. S.. Worthy Pa-
tron of Hink and Dink-Qld Man Find-
15. Most High and Honorable Grower of the
Royal Rabbits-W. L. Theisen.
I6. Most Devoted Admirer of Ruth at Van
17. High Moaner of the Lowly Sex-Cole,
IS. The Duke-Allen.
I9. Grand Master of New Stark Chapter of
the Lonely Lovers-Burnell Bame.
20. Most Lovely and Highly Respected Red
ZI. Madame Queen-Alice Neiswander.
ZZ. The Queens Husbands-Max Huber
and Robert Wilson.
23. Paul and Dale, Court Fool-Max Wert-
24. Court Poisoner and Mixer of Chemicals
27. Royal Chauffeur-Ray Qlsem.
Everhart-T. H. or Tom.
Theisen-Flash or Bill.
The Athletic Association. although few
high school students realile the fact, is com-
posed of the entire student body, and is or-
ganized forthe purpose of stimulating interest
in athletics. Officers elected for this year were
Charles Allen, president: Brice Danner, vice-
president: and Myra Lou Lowman. secretary-
In years past the high school students have
contributed to the Athletic Fund for the priv-
ilcge of entering the organization. Member-
ship is now free of charge, the only require-
ments being good sportsmanship. and either
an active participation in athletics or attend-
ance at athletic programs.
l've often wondered long and deep.
I've figured and I've worried.
l've sat up nights and lost my sleep.
And through my meals have hurried.
I've drawn on every known resource
For helpful information:
I've sought the aid of every force
Discovered since Creation.
But all I've done avails me not.
I stand on failures brink:
l can't find out if dudes have got
The faculties to think.
I've watched them as they walked the street.
Or swam the social ocean:
l've searched their heads and viewed their feet:
And studied every motion:
I've gazed into their vacant eyes.
And weighed each blank expression.
To solve the problem if I could.
And find the missing link
That might decide the claim for good.
That dudes have power to think.
But I've about made up my mind
To quit and go to farming:
The proofs against the dude. I find.
Are surely most alarming.
His words. his deeds, his apish airs.
Not only make me weary.
But teach me that nobody cares
A fig about my query.
In fairness. though. I must admit
tUnless he takes to drink?
The dude might make a social hit
If he could learn to think.
We go to far famed museums
And big menageries.
We take in every show that boasts
We go abroad to view odd things
And never grudge the price.
Then vote the palm to that queer freak.
Prof. who thinks he's nice.
We see wheresoe'er we turn.
In every phase of life:
Wherever social caste is known
This freak is always rife.
He bears his card upon his brow-
We know him in a thrice:
No mortal thing can vie with him-
Prof. -- who thinks he's nice.
We try to squelch his bold conceit,
We sit upon his airs:
We slit his gall with stinging thrusts.
We scorch him with our glaresf
But he's too "tough" to feel our wrath.
Too foolish for advice:
l.et's cage him up. and brand his cheek.
Prof. -i who thinks he's nice.
DOWNTOWN HIGH SCHOOL-
GRATZ AND ALTHAUS
The local school in the high art of shoe-
making announces the beginning of the spring
quarter with six members present. There has
been some fear in the minds of the boys that
their head coach might go to Notre Dame.
but much air pressure was brought to bear
and he has been induced to stay. He has issued
a call for new students as those in the school
have already reached their highest point of
development. "Doc," the well known fra-
ternity dog, has been elected valedictorian. and
"King Simonizn class orator of the graduat-
ing class. Class roll obtainable upon request.
Picture of children weeping because school
is out for the year. Note the sad look on the
little boy in the left hand corner.
Picture of the trophies Ada's boys' basket-
ball team Won this year. The big one in the
center is the State Championship Cup.
Here. ladies and gents. is a picture of Mr.
Theisen's prive rabbit. Cierry. That is. if it
were here it would be.
Picture of Bettye Runyan walking home
without an escort.
WAY BACK WH EN
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Kelly NVendell Binlxley "The Two Binks"
Two Corners and Huber, Martha and Charles Allen Shadley
Reed Max Huber Louise Meeker. Alice and D. O. Betz
The Great Scientific Remedy That's Making Ada Famous
Th Id 1 A ' t t Different
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Constant Struggle n m Of AUX Ofhef
For Your Health Medlcme
And Happiness In the World
Laboratories, Ada. Ohio "Remove the Cause--Nature Will Do the Rest"
YOU WOUI-DN'T KNOW IT
Miss Bossert: "I'm your new teacher."
Senior Boy: "Gee, I'd forgotten about that. I wondered who you were."
Old Lady: "You say you were the only survivor of twelve shipwrecked sail-
ors and all you ate for a week was your shoes. How is it you're alive. when all
the rest died?"
Glenn Clark: "Well, you see, lady. I wore bigger shoes."
Mr. Lowman: "I-low is it that I find you kissing my daughter? How is it,
Jud Carey: A'GreatT Great!"
Frank Pumphrey fell on the ice in such a manner as to render him uncon-
Dick P.: "I-las his mind left him ?"
C. Sleesman: "It would have but it's too weak to travel."
Advice to Freshman: Sleep with your window open and your mouth shut.
Keeper: "You can't ish here without a permit."
Carl Simon: "I'm managing very well with just a worm."
HARD ON BLACKBOARDS
Q Mr. Digby fteaching Geometryj 2 "Just watch the board and l'll go through
Findley: "A fool can ask more questions than a wise man can answer,"
I-Ioward Ferrall: "No wonder so many of us flunked our exams."
I. C. UNDERWGCJD
NORTH SIDE GROCERY
Fancy and Staple Groceries
Phone 61 z : 1 Ada, Ohio
THE FRANK BAKER BREAD CO.
PRESCRIPTION EOR ONE WONDERFUL EVENING
Take one sofa in a secluded spot. Have light either greatly subdued or entirely
out, as best results are obtained in semi or total darkness. To the sofa add one
lovable girl and yourself. Fold in carefully. Don't stir.
To the thin: Don't eat fast.
To the stout: Don't eat. Fast.
Myra Lou: "What do you mean by washing your hands with my new sixt
"Hawaii, gentlemen? You'se must be Hungary in a dump like
cent tube of tooth paste?"
Dot Betz: "It says on the tube Eorhans. don't it?"
LEAGUE OI: RATIONS
Olsem: "Yes Siam and we can't Rumania long either Venice."
Waitress "I'll Russia to a table. Will you Havana?"
Qlsem: A'Nome. You can wait on us."
Waitress "Good, Japan the menu yet? The Turkey is Nice."
Olsem: Anything at all. but can't Jamaica little speed,"
Waitress "I don't think we can Fiji that fast but Alaska,"
Olsem: Never mind asking anyone. Just put a Cuba sugar in our Java Y"
Waitress "Sweden it yourself. I'm only here to Serviaf'
Denmark your bill and call the Bosphorus. He'll probably Kenya
I don't Bolivia you know who I am?
Waitress: "No I don't Carribean youse guys."
Boss' "Samoa your wise cracks is it? Dont C1 l
. i . enoa tue customer is always
right? What's got India? You thinks this arguing Alps business?"
Other Customer: "Canada racket. Spain in the neck."
"Exclusive But Not Expensive"
Your Patronage Has Been Greatly Appreciated and We Want
You to Feel at Home in Our Store
GIQATZ 84 ALT AUS, ne.
THE STYLE SHOP
ADA. ---- OHIO
Father lto Max W. leaving for schooll z "Now don't let me hear any bad
reports about you."
Max W.: "I'll try hard, dad. But you know how those things leak out."
Ralph Hetrick: "Will you give me something for my head?"
Druggist: "I Wouldn't take it as a gift."
Pindley: "What is a vacuum ?"
Charles Ciantz "I have it in my head, but I can't explain it."
"I'm very temperamental: I have the soul of an artist."
"I can tell from your face that you are a painter,"
Editor: "This isn't poetry, my dear man. it's an escape of gas."
Menno: "Ah, I see: something wrong with the meter."
Catherine Ci.: "Why do they call Wilbur Johnson 'maple sugar' ?'
Wilma Wood: "Because he's such a refined sap."
Charles A.: "I'd he Willing to work if I could get the kind of job I want."
Reesie: "What would that be?"
Charles: "Calling out stations on an Atlantic liner."
CHAS. A. PATTERSON
Candy Ice Cream Cigars
DR. S. C, SMITH
Oflice Phone: l39 Residence Phone: 57
RAYMOND G, DECKER
Expert Shoe Repairer
North Main Street ---- Ada, Ohio
V. E. TEMPLETON
Supervisor Ohio National Life Insurance Co.
'Al-ley. you," yelled the traflic cop at the amorous driver, "why don't you use
"l'm afraid to let go the steering wheel," grinned Freeman at the wheel.
Margaret Shambaugh 4 talking rapidly to storekeeperl 1 "l-low much are
lemons? Wlaat do you charge for oranges? How deep is the river? When does the
next train leave?"
Storekeeper: "Two for a nickel, three for a dime. up to your neck, and half
Findley: "Wlaat can you tell about nitrates?"
LaVerne J.: A'They're cheaper than day rates."
"Dear Lord." prayed Cora McElroy, UI don't ask anything for myself. but
do give mother a son-in-law."
Oren D.: "ls there an opening here for an energetic young man?"
Business Man: "Yes, and close it as you go out."
Wlaere "moonshine" comes from is a secret still.
Bill D.: "Lend me a five. old man, and I'll he everlastingly indebted to you."
Charles Ap "Yes, that's what l'm afraid of."
P. W. ROOT W. E. KING
ROOT-KING LUMBER CO.
Lumber and Mill Work
Phone 77 ll9 West Buckeye St. Ada, Ohio
When High School Days Are Over
And You Must Make Your Own Living, Go Into the Poultry
Business and Equip Your Poultry Farm with
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THE McCURDY MANUFACTURING CO.
Wilbur J.: "Waitress, do you serve lobsters here?"
Waitress: "Yes, sit right down and you will be served at once."
Martha Helen C.: "This auto won't climb a hill, and you gave me your word
it was a fine car!"
Harold H.: "I said. 'On the level it's a line car'."
"How did Kennard Wallick make his millions?"
"He put fenders on grapefruit spoons."
Willihnghanz: "Why were you silent for five minutes,
Hawes: "That was a request number."
A GOOD STORE FOR MEN AND BOYS
115-ll7 West Market Street
CLOTHING HATS FURNISHINGS
BEST WISHES EoR THE CLASS OF 1931
CRATES '65 SON
126 South Main Street Ada, Ohio
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Bakers of Fine Bread
LIMA, - omo
Mrs. Long: "Wl1at are you doing back there. Billy? Are you learning
Billy Brewer: "No, Mam, l'm listening to you."
Miss Doty: "Charles, who Sits behind you?"
Charles Ciant fvvho has just moved up a Seatj 1 "Nobody, I sit there."
A WOEFUL LACK OF IGNORANCE
Miss Duncan: "Hubert, this composition is terrible. lt should be written so
that even the most ignorant could understand it."
Hubert Sleesman: "l'm sorry, but what part of it couldn't you understand?"
Variety Store School Supplies
McCLEARY'S MEAT MARKET
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THE BAND. EOOTBALL TEAM, AND SOME SENIORS
KAI-ILER C. PFEIPFER
Representing the World's Leading Stock Companies
Ada. ------ Ohio
THE SUBURBAN POWER CO.
Better Lighting For the School and Home
Zl 8 North Main Street Phone 208
Franklin H.: A'Why are your socks on wrong side out?"
Burnell B.: "My feet were so hot I turned the hose on them."
Glenn G: 'lVIay I have the exquisite beatitude of escorting your corporeal
system over the space intervening here and the edifice erected for the develop-
ment of our physical anatomies. after the great luminary sphere has resided behind
the western horizon?"
Virginia W.: "Yes" -+-
Miss Doty gave her classes a test in which she asked them to name live of
Shakespeares plays. Among the titles received were these: King Liar. A Mer-
chany of Venus, Old Fellos. lVlcBath, and Omelet.
Mr. Gray: "If there are any dumb-bells in this room, please stand up."
A pause, then Hnally Richard Wolfe stood up.
lVIr. Gray: "What, Richard, do you consider yourself a dumb-bell ?"
Richard: "Well, not exactly that, Mr. Gray, but I hate to see you standing
DR. A. L. TIPPLE
DENTIST X-RAY SERVICE
BY TRADING HERE YOU TEACH YOUR DOLLARS
TO HAVE MORE CENTS
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North Main Street Phone No. I
Authorized Ford Sales and Service
120 East Buckeye Street Phone No. 299
Mr. Digby lin a lunch roomy : "Do you serve any cheese with apple sauce?"
Waiter: "Yes, sir, we serve anyone here."
Alice Betz: "We're going to give the bride a shower."
Wendell B.: "Count me in. l'll bring the soap."
Joe Thompson: "l really am an author-l once wrote a book called 'One
l-lundred Ways to Earn Money '."
Lady: "Then, why are you begging?"
Joe T.: "Thats one of the hundred ways."
Miss Crawford: "Paul, name a collective noun."
Paul U.: "A vacuum-cleaner."
Virgil K.: Ulf a man marries a widow named Elizabeth with three children,
what does he get?" '
Ross K.: "A second-hand Lizzie and three Runaboutsf'
Porter: "l-low would you like to sleep-head first or feet first ?"
Kent K.: "lf it's all the same to you, l'll sleep all the same time."
Office Hours :-1 :GO to 4:00 P. M. Office, Tressel Block
L, C. Neiswander, M.D.
Office Phone, 2l8 Residence Phone 180
1872 Fifty-nine Years in Ada l93l
Best Wishes for the Class of 1931
J. T. CUNNINGHAM CO.
Dry Goods, Cloaks, Rugs, Draperies and Footwear
North Main Street Ada, Ohio
Allen's Barber Shop
116 South Main Street Phone 256
Lima, - - - Ohio
VJINE OR BEER?
Myra L. Lowman: "I hear you fainted at the party last night and they
brought you to."
Oren Dickason: 'AYes, and then I fainted again."
Myra: "Good gracious and waht happened then?"
Oren: "They brought me two more."
Tl-IE SOLICIIOUS SUITOR
Helen M.: "So you had a letter from the boyafriend ?"
Gleo: "Yes, he wrote and asked me did I get home all right from the dance he
took me to."
Theisen: A'Take your feet off the chair, you can't sleep in hereY"
I-I. Ferrall: "And how I know it. I've been trying for half an hour."
Isabel Motter: "Gee, you ought to have seen the accident on the street car
Gertrude R.: "Gosh, what happened?"
Isabel: "A woman had her eye on a seat and a man sat on it."
Visitor: "About how much milk does the old cow give?"
Franklin I-I.: "About eight quarts a day, mum."
Visitor: "And how much of that do you sell 7"
Franklin: "About twelve, mum,"
E. E. McALPIN
All Kinds of Insurance
BUILDING AND LOAN OFFICE
PHONE 73 ----.. ADA, oH1o
M. B. Underwood
North Main Street Ada, Ohio
Don't Think for Hours ....
"Just Say It With Flowers"
. . . . MOI-ILER'S FLORAL SHOP
THE CENTRAL MARKET
Staple Groceries and Fresh
W. A. CLUM
123 South Main Street Phone No. 29
Jack B.: "Well, I sure knocked 'em cold in my course."
Menno: "Yeah, what ja get?"
John Berger: A'Did you ever see a cootie weep?"
Lowell B.: "No, but I've seen a moth ball."
O. R. Pindley fspeaking to Pete Freggb 1 "The stork has brought you a
Pete: "Aw g' wan! Stork nothing. It was the milkman that brought it.
Doesn't it say on the wagon, 'Families Supplied Daily' F"
Max P.: "Dad, how do they catch lunatics?"
Father: "With face powder, beautiful dresses and pretty smiles. my son."
One day at the zoo, Miss Doty overheard Marjorie T. say the following:
"I gazed upon the camel and wondered at his humps."
"Well that's a funny place," says I,
"Por mules to have the mumps."
THE LIBERTY BANK
The Bank of Service
Capital and Surplus, SlO5,000.00
The Varsity Book '55 Drug Store
Sellers of Text Books and Athletic Supplies
C. R. WILSON, Proprietor
Jack Pugh Barber Shop
205 North Main Street
Ladies' Shingle Bob 35C TO ALL Men's Hair Cuts
Merwin R, was proudly displaying his new puppy: "Why, that's a line
doggy." said the lady who lived next door. "What kind of a dog is he?"
"Well," confessed Merwin, "I just don't know exactly. His father was an
airdale and his mother was a female."
"My sister is awfully lucky," said Pauline Cant to another.
"She went to a party last night where they played a game in which men either
had to kiss a girl or pay a forfeit of a box of chocolates."
"Well, how was your sister lucky ?"
"She came home with thirteen boxes of chocolates."
"Sir," said Margaret Petersen haughtily, "either take your arm from around
my waist or keep it still: l am no ukelelef'
Teacher: "You seem to be a bright little boy. l suppose you have a very good
place in your class?"
Kennard W.: "Oh, yes, I sit right by the stove."
Mark: "Here comes Henry. a friend of mine. He's a human dynamo."
Mark: "Yes, everything he has on is charged."
Sympathetic Isabel M.: "Banged your linger? Dear me. I always think that
hurting one's finger sets one's teeth on edge all down one's back."
J. T. JGHN, D.C., Ph.C.
Neurocalometer and X-Ray Service
Upstairs in Crotinger Building
Oflice Phone. l 14 Residence Phone, 125
EARL H. DOME V. E. TEMPLETON
To the Class of 1931
We Extend Greetings and Best Wishes
DOME 8 TEMPLETON AGENCY
Brewer Block ------ Ada, Ohio
Dr. G. S. Wilcox
Office Phone, 258 Residence Phone 315
Jack Burean: "My father is an animal trainer
Edie Cotner: "Can you do any tricks?"
Clerk: "Yes we have a Latin text . . . That will he 51.50"
Dorothy 1-lilty: "Any amusement tax?"
lT'S A WONDER
Olsem: "1-laven't 1 run across your face before
Waiter: "No, 1113 always been like this."
Nurse: "Good morning. l'm the new nurse."
Dickason: "You a trained nurse?"
Nurse: "Yes, ofcourse l'm a trained nurse."
Dickason: "Then let's see you do some tricksf
Rhea Gray: "You say you worked forthe Van Twillers. Can you prove it ?"
Shanks: "1 can show you some spoons and things with their initials on
Eugene R, l-luher's Pharmacy
"IF THIRSTY, VISIT OUR FOUNTAIN"
221 North Main Street Ada, Ohio
SCHOOL SUPPLIES ...,
Books, Tablets, Loose Leaf Note Books-
Moore, Conklin and Duofold Fountain Pens-
DANA E. WELSH
DRUGS ADA, OHIO BOOKS
Dear Bettye: "Do you carrot all for me? My heart beets for you and my love
is as soft as a squash. But I'm as strong as an onion. for you're a peach. With
your turnip nose and your radish hair, you are the apple of my eye. If you Canta-
loupe with me, lettuce marry anyhow, for I know Weed make a pear. Dick
Touon oN PoNTiAc:s
Bettye R.: "I hear you're learning to drive?"
Martha Cole: "Yes, I've learned to aim the thing."
Bill Lowmanz "What's worse than biting into an apple and finding a
Jack Guy: "Couldn't be anything worse."
Bill L.: "Couldn't hey? I-low about biting into an apple and finding half a
CALL FOR MISS LAURIE
Menno Elzay fsinging lustilyjz "And for Bonnie Annie Laurie. I'd lay me
down and die."
Bill Doling: "Is Miss Laurie in the audience?"
Professor Gray: "Theres a student in this class who is making a jackass of
himself. When he's Hnished, I'll commence."
J . O. TYSON
Tailoring, Cleaning, Pressing, and Repairing
HIGH GRADE SHOES
First Door North of Postoffice
HARRY J. SOUSLEY
Dealer in Hay and Coal
Phone No. 96 Ada, Ohio
Students of A. H. S.
We Wish You a Happy and Successful Journey Through Life
and Enterprise You May Enter
N. B. CROTINGER 3 CO.
Variety Store We Aim to Please
Style Note: The latest thing in bracelets is a girl's arm.
Ed Anspach: "What are you taking up in school F"
Virgil Baker: "Oh, space."
Lois Mitchell: A'What a pity it is that handsome men are always conceitedf'
Max Huber: "Not always. Lois. I'm not."
"It's the little things in life that tell," said Alice Neiswander as she yanked
her kid brother from under the sofa.
Visitor: "How did this town receive the name of Cowan ?"
Hubbell: "Wal, it used to be called Cow-and-Calf, but the calf died."
WHO WOULDN'T BE AGAINST DISARMAMENT?
Bernard E: "Do you believe in disarmament?"
Martha Cole: "Well, I don't mind being in arms."
Digby fafter long-winded proof? 1 "And now we find that XID."
Ralph H.: "Gosh, all that Work for nothing."
Max Huber: "I'll teach you to kiss my girl, you sap."
Robert Wilson: "Too late, old top, I've already learned."
L. C. Povenmire
FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES
Phone No. 43 Ada, Ohio
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Max Wertheimer: "Where is the best place to hold the world's fair?"
Charles Allen: "Around the waist."
Miss Crawford: "What is the Latin race?"
Merwin Rockwell: "It's a race between a Latin pony and a teachers goat."
Old Lady: "My, you don't chew, do you ?"
Bill Doling: "No, lady, but I can give you a cigarette if you want one."
Joe Cotner: "Would you marry an idiot for the sake of his money?"
Lois Mitchell: "Oh, this is so sudden."
Neil Moore: "Do you believe in the saying, better an hour with the doctor
than a year with a nurse?"
Lake Messenger: "Not if I could pick the nurse."
John Science: "Bill, where was the Declaration of Independence signed?"
Bill Rutledge: "I'm not sure but I think it was on the dotted line at the bot-
tom of the page."
JIM'S PRESS SHOP
Phone No. 97 Ada, Ohio
A. W. Ream Hardware
ELECTRIC WIRING, PLUMBING AND
SHEET METAL WORK
231 North Main Street Ada, Ohio
We Are Ready to Serve You
Page One Hundred One
Dr. C. W. Breck
General and X-Ray Work
By this time you have finished this yearbook. We hope that it has fulfilled
your expectations and that you will cherish the memories of the events recorded
here throughout your lives. We ask your pardon for Whatever small errors may
have crept into this Work: we have tried to make it as perfect as is humanly pos-
For whatever measure of success this annual may achieve, We feel especially
indebted to Miss Doty. who has worked patiently with us and devoted much of
her time to this publication. Most of the write-ups in this book have been done
at least eight times. As you can easily see. this has required a large amount of
We also wish to take the opportunity to thank Menno Elzay. who aided in
gathering advertising: Margaret Petersen, who helped us greatly with the typing:
also Richard Bowers, Virginia Rodgers. l-lelen Morrison, Cleo Tarr. Bill Doling.
for their typing work.
We firmly believe that we have the best staff possible and have enjoyed our
year's work with them. r
We are extremely grateful to everyone who aided us in the least and sincerely
thank you for your excellent cooperation.
Designers and Manufacturers of School College Jewelry
Jewelers to Ada High School
The Paeszler Studio
Portraits of Excellence
Special Equipment of the Highest Order Covering All Branches of the Science
Photographers for "Purple and Gold" and Other Annuals
11512 South Main Street Ada, Ohio
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