Adel High School - Scarlet and Black Yearbook (Adel, IA)

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V '7 V x I Smrlei anim Mark Published by The Junior Class of the Adel Higll School Class of 1916 1Hnlume Fine .A W Vi To MRS. JEANETTE JOY Honored by Students and Faculty alike, as one always ready to help promote the welfare of Adel High School we, the Class of 1916 respectfully dedicate this volume of the "Scarlet and Black." V ,V J v.. Y, v.. Y, v-nQ.cL.- -Y -- -. , Smlntatnrg For the Fifth ti-me the Jun- ior class of Adel High School presents to the public a brief record of the events of one of the most critical years of our school's existence. The contents of this book are in- tended in the spirit of fair- ness, with malice toward none and charity to all. As the years go by We hope that our schoolmates will recall many pleasant events which transpired during their High School days and are here re- corded. ? l 13 J if 'L l, sf gi lf 'L l, if gs if Ii lf Il 11 ll gl ll 1? l if l 1? gs gs l l 0 F wi Lil 5a L4 55 5-4 0 iff n-I Q. o -. -. ... D ci -fs E11 F-4 .2 CI GJ U1 .S .. S-4 O9 .Q E nv .cz U 15 C11 .ci cz. O rn F-4 GJ 5 O 5-4 bl: C! L. N CQ 'oi LTI -4-1 5-4 QC Pa GJ ,... E is cn p -YJ fs U2 rn 1 Ili 2 G5 n Q bn E' vi 5 D 72 -4 N -1 -1 -4 5 -1 5 -. cv an 3 ui Smith, Sec. and Trea ist D, an, Cartoon ndem d. Li keE Jo Brulport, ef Storm, Ed. in Chi Ed. Button, Junior 'ff if 4" 'Q' 'iff 'L 'zf if eff' M6 5 , T A f JW fe 5 Q .Q Q ,far " Ll' 'M' fa YDjM?5ijMMWM 536 My? 232135 is Qlwaxfmwyg- 'iinarh nf '-T huratinn 9- W YE E1 --1 -1 Y -- -1 -- 1 -- -V--1--Q if " 1 21 15 if 19 15 5 13 1? 1' 5' 1: 11 1" 5' 1? 1. I' I' 1? 1? fl 1 if 1 1 ,1 Qi 15 1 41 I 1 DE ER 1 . . LUTH 4 President Board of Education fi if 15 .-gg:-.av-.f-,:1.f4: 5.-g::s.f.a:-va-vi:-.Qfi2:. iBnm'h nf iihumiinn ILLIAM ROBERTS C. S. MACY S. A. DOUGLAS WALTER E. SC FRANK LINDEMAN Superintendent ELSIE AXTEN Pricipal-English MRS. JOY History, Economics and Civics 11 'Ng-1 THE GRADES and DOMESTIC SCIENCE Cora Lorenz, 8th Grade. 4th Grade. Irene Hiatt, Mary Harper, 6th Grade. 7th Grade. Carolyn B. Newcomb 2nd Grade. May Richardson, Hazel Clark, and Book Keeping conomics eE ' Hom 5th Grade Bertha Houghtaling, Mary Stacy, advanced 1st Grade Hazel Ferguson, Przmary Ruth Thomson. R. W. Fowler. Janet B. Ady. Mathematics Manual Training and Physics Latin and German MARY LUTHER 3rd Grade ' . Music MELLIE WARREN ZX IUJLUWUWW uwwwww w wwwww.w wvwwwnw 4 mum QF ufzfxMfi.g CQ ,Sl F 1 A Q UL TY F' I W X Xf K fl' MR. LINDEMAN MISS AXTEN Superintendent Principal X 1 VV VM V MISS ADY MRS. JOY X X MR. POW LHR MAS WARREN K ! x U U X MISS THOMSON MISS NEWCOMB If Dreams Came True. A beam from the skies shot swiftly down. And hit our professor right on the crown. "Why bless me," he cried, as he rubbed the spot. "I feel that with sunshine I've suddenly been shot. Quickly out of his oflice he jumped, And into the astonished principal bumped. Then into the assembly he went with a bound. Little Miss Axten following him 'round. "My dear pupils," he said, "you've worked so fine, A day off we'll have, now march down in line." Poor David so frightened he tipped over a chair, And Lloyd forgot to grin--this sport was so rare. The dignitaries flocked in to see what was doin' And Merritt came along, his thumb still a chewin'. "Miss Thomson." said the sage, "in math's your like's never been seen These Freshies so bright who were lately so green," Miss Thomson fell down in a faint on the floor, Miss Newcomb backed off and kept her eye on the door. "And Miss Ady," he said. "F or German you're a dream. Someone else has the milky we surely have the cream." Then back to his office he went with glee, "Behold what I've done, aren't you proud of me?" R C 'I 6 Some day we're going to study hard, Some day we'll write a decent rhyme, Some day we're going to graduate, At some far distant time. Aren't we? Some day we'll write our notebooks up, Sometime when the Annual is done, Then we can make a fussing date. Now wouldn't that be fun? Eh, what? E Class History of 1916. A school there was and she made her prayer. CEven as you or Ill To a real live bunch that was fair and square fWe called it the class of sixteen therel, But the school she called it her jewel rare fEven as you or Ill fApologies to Kiplingjl i intl! MQ L 1 ' -Q'f-43? FRESHMAN President - - Manley Storm Vice President - - Martha Button Secretary and Treasurer Georgia Clark J. Fidler Raymond M. Button G. Clark Fiske H01 M. Miller Young Mallory haw Cren s Huston 39 etter M M. Oberw Long McGriff Ross H. Fidler Beach Storm Spllers Sweeley Yeager Freshman Rogues' Gallery +- A ----- -- -- -- -- -- -- -A -- -- 1- -- 1- ae- ---A -- -- -A --A ee- -sf MERRITT Youwc- Description: A swift walker flike a snaill. Former Crime: l-le rrusi have studied once. Present Crime: Feeding his face. LiLLlAN YOUNG- Description: Curly hair. Former Crime: Living elsewhere. Present Crime: Traveling. VERGIE Housek- Description: Peaceable blue eyes. Former Crime: Studying. Present Crime: Same. RENA MALLORY- Description: Short UI. Former Crime: Studying. Present Crime: Taking life easy. GEORGIA CLARK'- Description: lnquisitive and popular. Former Crime: Wanting to be Freshman. Present Crime: Wanting to be a Senior. MARTHA BUTTON- . Description: Short, busy. Former Crime: Writing notes in English. Present Crime: Writing notes in German. PAUL YEAcER-- Description: A walking bellows. Former Crime: Being funny. Present Crime: Trying to be funny. MKEEL Ross- Description: Perpetual motion discovered at last. Former Crime: Pounding a piano. Present Crime: Hunting mice. CHRfsTiNE ANDERsoN- Description: So dark. Former Crime: Working the teacher. Present Crime: Working her Algebra. EVA RAYMOND- Description: Calm and sedate. Former Crime: Studying hard. Present Crime: Getting E's in everything. BERTHA BACKMAN- Description: Small and sprightly. Former Crime: Writing notes. Present Crime: Smiling. MAY HUsToN- Description: A star in the class. Former Crime: Nobody knows. Present Crime: She wants a maxim silencer DON CHAPMAN- Description: T-a-a-l-l and slim. Former Crime: Growing. Present Crime: Wishing he hadn't. DAVID CRENsHAw- Description: Freckles. Former Crime: Doing nothing. Present Crime: Loafing in Senior rows. ELIZABETH Ho1.- ' Description: Short. Former Crime: Laughing and smiling. Present Crime: Whispering out loud. ZELMA CONANT- Description: Lively, jolly. Former Crime: None. Present Crime: Too bright for classmates. FLORENCE FlSKE-- Description: Nothing like Thomas. Former Crime: Being quiet. Present Crime: Being a Freshman. MAN LEY S'roRM- MILDRED Description : Non-descript. Former Crime: Hunting a girl. Present Crime: Still hunting one. BEACH- Description: Chewing gum. Former Crime: Writing letters. Present Crime: Writing notes. ETHEL LONG- Description: Tall. dark complexion. Former Crime: Being good. Present Crime: Being better. ZOLA SPILLERS- Description: Glasses. Former Crime: Speaking when the teacher speaks to her. Present Crime: Not speaking when the teacher speaks to her. VERLIN SWEELEY- Description: Young and brilliant. Former Crime: Getting lessons. Present Crime: Trying to astonish you with wood-craft. VERNON MCGRIFF- Description: Short-light hair. Former Crime: Studying. Present Crime: Talking German. HARRY F IDLER- Description: Wliite haired-dignified. Former Crime: Killing time. Present Crime: Ditto. jo:-:N F IDLER- Description: Slim-dark hair. Former Crime: Loving his studies. Present Crime: Cursing them. MERLE MILLER- Description: So much of muchness. Former Crime: Growing. Present Crime: Still at it. A Half Minute of Horror Strange as it may seem, a death-like silence prevailed in the Assembly room, when all of a sudden an odd sound was heard. It was a loud ticking noise and came in jerks. The terror-stricken students looked into each other's questioning faces and trembled. Was it some infernal machine which might explode and send fragments of building and pupils high into the air? Could it be someone who had voted against the new school building taking this method to revenge himself upon the town? Was the world coming to an end? It couldn't be---, yes, it must be--. An excited train of thoughts passed rapidly through every mind and a hundred eyes were turned toward the southeast corner of the room, from whence this horrible rasping sound issued. The intense susperse had grown agonizing and was becoming unbearable for many. A shriek from the opposite corner aroused Harry Ficller, who turned around in his seat with a chuckle of satisfaction, finished winding his watch and placed it in his pocket. Freshmen in 1915. ive and twenty number us, reshmen class of A. H. S. unning the High School course with Efs, uling in number, if you please. ast and west our fame shall spread, And still live on when we are dead. ophomores and Juniors standing high, peed on, lest we pass them by. onest, darling, faithful and true, appy, hearty and ambitious, too. oonlight parties, songs and naps, ighty nice girls and classy chaps. gotistical like the Seniors, ach night called for misdemeanors. ever has such a class been seen, ow give three cheers for the class of 'I 8. Hail to our Prof., who in triumph advances As he comes to the front of the room. He clears his throat and buttons his coat And proceeds to tells us our doom. V I N-1 f I 1 1 I J , v 7,1 I4 ami! I1 X' M 'KVI MMJMWH-HHl'f1w M SUPHUMURE CLASS OFFICERS President - Clarence Van Fussen Vice President - Hazel Ulery Secretary - - Ward Miller Treasurer Leone Barngrover .Q - 11-4-f --14 .-lg-7. e- C-1. , 711- , 'F-EQQ ffQ -bf-Q? 1 -+7 " 1-:L-13, 'Ubi-eXXa. 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"l am tired of all this nonsense, And it's plainly to be seen That your German grades or Darwin's Are not what they should have beeng l want you to stop this whispering, Darwin, take this seat right here, For it seems that you can't study When your seat to Fred's is near. From the grades on your report cards It seems neither are so bright That you can afford to whisper, So you both may stay tonight." She again turns to her papers, Which she makes the Sophomores write, Who take Caesar and take German, And with the Belgians light. And she glances from the platform, Down upon the Sophomore rows, All intent upon their study, Or in listless, wearied doze. She remembers now those bright ones Who in Room Three oft recite- Some with fine imaginations Who must also stay tonight. Who would e'er forget those Sophomores. Both the poor ones and the bright, Both the "ornery" and the "angels," Who give answers wrong and right? Alma Anderson, the studious, With her bright and Haxen hair- When the "list" is read each evening, Alma's name's not often there: Ward, to whom she gives the front seat, And whose humor she don't like. For his very free translations Must stay with her. too, tonight. Leone is almost an angel. But is only lacking wings- She is one who shines in Caesar And in many other things. Rudolph is another Sophomore Who is interested in Caesar's military tactics, And who holds hair cuts a si These, the Sophomores, too, take English: Some, who failed their themes to write, Were informed by Elsie Axten That they must stay in tonight. H. There was Merle, who writes themes funn Spelling simplifiecl's his hit, And he fills your "sole" with pity At his grand descriptions-nit: There's Mabel Cook with curly hair, Whose home is o'er the sea, She tells of merry England, For an English lass is she. And next Myrtle McWhinney, Who gets all her answers right And who seldom hears Miss Axten Tell her to stay in at night. The next one going down the line ls charminfz Mistress Mary, Who crowns the King of Ortonville And does feats literary. Next romes our quiet Chrystelle. With her modest, winniryz ways, Who v-e'er "cuts up," but digs and digs And wins the teachers' praise. But in history the Sophomores Do outshine all others, quite. And for this Cif for no other, They don't have to stay at night. Y Cleta's one we all remember' In this class just before noon, For she tells us that Athenians Were suspicious of the moong And another that we'll not miss Is our sweet-faced Nellie Knoli, Who is always bright and merry, And whose name we all extol. Irene Black has grievous trouble Keeping up her notebooks trite, And she wonders if for whispering She will have to stay at night. Farther down the roll comes Lena, And her sister, Golda, too,- There is nothing in our textbooks That these two can fail to do. Next comes Bea, our missionary, Who will make fine Figi' stew, Who converts I. 0. U. Hfs 'Til they're Christians through For geometry in Room One When we don't draw figures right, Miss Thompson tells us sternly To stay in with her at night. Hazel, who made loveiy tatting With that pretty orange' cord That we used for making circles. and throng When we drew them on the board: Millie, goirg to the blackboard With an autocratic air, As she reads her proposition. With the pointer streaks the air. Harold, with his ruler fumbling As he tries the book to cite. Wonders if Miss Thompson'll make Stay a while with her at night. Mary Merryman, our brunette, Just can't get geometry, And the wav to solve her problem is one thing she cannot see: Clarence has a nice grade record That few can, if any. beat, But his very greatest failing Is in tipping back his seat, Ceometry's Myrtle's hobby. , And she turns with sudden fright When she sees the teacher writing Down her name to stay at night. hin: I-lark, the class bells call! Miss Ady Wakens from her reverie, ' Looks to see if someone's whispering, Writes a nameg each thinks "That's me! Soon the classes march in quickly, Then Miss Axten takes the stage, From the desk picks up the tablet, Glances down the fateful page: As she reads the list of culprits Who have not been "doing right," Sighs escape from high school members Whom she says must stay tonight. There is Darwin. Myrtle, Alma, Irene, Golda, Ward, Chrystelle, Cleta, Mary, Lena, Beatrice, Rodolph, Hazel, Mary, Nelle. Clarence. Millie. Merle. Marcella, There's Fred, Harold and Leone- When at last the list is ended All emit a wrathful groan, But Miss Axten says, "I want this Groaning all subdued here, quite. School's dismissed, and I want also All these to stay in tonight." L IPL I had my hair combed, my shoes blacked and could sit still, I would give the impression of being a strong man. Fred Weidner. My piano of speech was not out of tune, I might be able to sing. Leone Barngrover. My size was in proportion to my wisdom, wouldn't I be big? Marcella Lindeman. I study Caesar as hard as I chew my gum, I may astonish Miss Ady with a good lesson. Alma Anderson. The teachers would call on me more, I would get more practice in elocution. Millie Houston. Painting was taught in school, I would get more ideas in color schemes for mv clothes. Myrtle Mcwhinney. I would go out into the back yard and practice yelling, I might be able to make Mrs. Joy hear me in class occasionally. Lena Reeves. Donald wasn't so tall and I wasn't so short, we would be nearer the same size. Hazel Ulery. Caesar couldn't construct complex, compound sentence conro'tions, I don't know who could. Beatrice Miller. I didn't think someone was looking at me all the time, I could make a better recitation. Myrtle James. I'm not the most stylish young lady in high school. somebody's wrong. Cleta Harmon. I had a girl I would be in my seventh heaven of delifzht, Rodolph Valentine. I wasn't so slow, I would be faster. Harold Long. The teachers knew how much I dislike a front seat, they wouldn't persist in me occupying one all the time. Darwin Hubbard. Im' not a wise and witty child, who is? Merle Chance. "Well" wasn't in the English language, how could I recite? Ward Miller. It doesn't make me mad for someone to criticise my theme, when there is nothing wrong with it. Irene Black. I could understand my geometry, somehow. I would be glad. Mabel Cooke. Ninety-eight is a good grade, a IOO is better, so her'-'s where I work harder to get a IOO. Clarence Van Fossen. ,Toy and duty clash let duty go 'to smash. Mary Merryman. Une curl is becoming, then several curls must be most be-omi-W. Mary Harsh. I didn't live in the country, I wouldn't have any topics for mv themes. Nellie Knoll. It wasn't for rry golden curls, I wouldn't be called Goldielrrlcs. Golda Reeves. You do not think I am the quietest Sophomore. I will write you a lecture on the subject. Christelle Harsh. We're not the smartest class that ever went to Adel High School, we missed our guess. The Sophomores. 1 r , , W , ag, ',i .4- A-.Y ,Y -5 ,- , fe ve- e -:f5L- -ie -irc: ,c..., c c A., CLASS OFFICERS President - - Opal Button Vice President - Beatrice Harvey Secretary-Treasurer Grace Claassen Sarge-ant-al-Arms - Donald Eastman V fMg,'ji ,,,, ,Li W - f 'i -7?-32 g '34 - f 'iyfxmugflmr A X.4,vC'dr.-vwmvv PRESIDENT OPAL BUTTON "Irish" Adelphic, Lyric Club Class Editor "When she will, she will and you may depend on itg When she won't, she Won't and that's the end of it." VICE PRESIDENT BEATRICE HARVEY nBean Quill "She delights to dispense of worldly wisdom as a strong man to win a race." SEC'Y and TREAS. GRACE CLAASSEN Quill "I hold to mine opinions, go thou and do likewise." SERGEANT AT ARMS DONALD EASTMAN "Don" Adelphic, Athletic Editor "With a necktie bright and a happy smile, He goes his weekly f?J call to make." HARRY BRULPORT uliappyn Quill, Joke Editor "I have no patience with the blues at all." WILMA MYERS "Willie" Adelphic, Lyric Club "Liked here, liked there, liked everywhere." LLOYD CONANT "George" Quill, Football '14 "Better be a sinner than a cast iron monkey or a plaster paris cat." RUTH CELLEY "Celley" Adelphic, Basket Ball "A girl replete with a vivid imagination and a large store of ability." HUGH VAN METER "Doc" Adelphic "I like fun and I like jokes, about as well as most of folks." ELIZABETH STORM "Bess" Adelphic, Lyric Club Editor "She puts her worries down in the bottom of her heart, sits on the lid and smiles." DWAINE SPILLERS "Tar" Adelphic, Ass't Bus. Mgr. And Io! in this child I see great promise, For beneath the surface lie many manful thoughts." EDITH STEELE Quill "A modest maid, yet self possessed withal." tr 'f I ls., WESLEY CRONKWRIGHT 'fBi11" Quill, Football '12, '13, '14 Cartoonist "A heart to resolve, a head to contrive and a hand to execute." DORIS DILLON ' 'D2" Quill, Literary Editor Lyric Club "She would rather talk with a man than an angel any day." HAROLD COFFIN "Colfee" Adelphic, Football '14 "Just watch me when I get out of here." RUTH FINLEY "Ruthie" Quill, Lyric Club Art Editor "No possession gratifying without a companion." DWIGHT SMITH "Dyke" Adelphic, Sec'y and Treas. "He, who would make others laugh." ALDA HARKRADER ' Quill "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." ir- r FRANCIS BALES "Fussy" Quill, Ass't Editor "In thy face, I see the map of honor, truth and loyal- ty. H TIMOTHY HOL "Tim" ""' Quill. Football '14 "Beware! I may yet do something sensational." THOMAS FISKE "Tom" Adelphic "Wouldn't I make a fine villain?" NELLIE FOX Adelphic. Basket ball "Who gained no title and who lost no friend." FORREST MULLINS "Frisk" Quill. Football Business Manager "Disguise our bondage as we will, 'Tis woman, woman rules us still." BERNICE EASTMAN Adelphic "Keeping everlastingly at it always brings success." 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'ES pos Cdl!-1 Nellie Fox Donald Eastman Wesley Cronkwright Infancy heir Q -v-1 m. 3-4, Q -I-1 I 5 'D U -5 'nf F. 5.1 +- e -- e ----M ee -- A- -- he 4- ee ---- e--- ee -- A -4- A ---A--+ Class Prophecy 5-v-21: L-1 Lz:-Y F-.: azz: -asia:-.4-vfsq.. 7.1:-vnu.:-vane:-,:::..: A.::u::-.::u,. 'vain -li AVING received a word of encouragement and ten cents from ' Wesley Cronkwright, a wealthy banker of note in the financial 5 world, l boarded a car and, arriving at my destination, applied for and received the commission of traveling advertising man- 1--" ager for the Yum-Yum Chewing Gum Company. My first commission took me to Boston, where l was to try and induce the owner of a peanut wagon to add my chewing gum to his stock. My surprise can be imagined when l found the owner to be my old friend, Harold Coffin. l was glad to see Harold doing so well and l thought that now he could have all the peanuts that he desired to eat. Harold told me that Lloyd Conant was the manual training teacher in their largest school and we decided to visit him. We found him in the midst of his work trying to explain to sev- eral small boys how to make their tables look like the orc he had so much trouble over. While returning from our visit, we saw a medium-sized man running toward us at a great rate. "Save me, Mr, Coffin, save me!" shouted the fellow. "What from?" asked my friend. "I'm a fugitive from the law, l'm a thief," excitedly exclaimed the man. What have you stolen?" questioned Harold. Thirty-five cents and a case of sardinesf' shouted the stranger in reply. Well, come around tomorrow and l'll see what can be done," responded Harold. As the poor fellow turned to leave us l recognized him but did not speak, because I always knew him as a sensitive fellow. It was Dwainc Spillers. Having a few spare hours, we decided to attend a circus that afternoon and some theater in the evening. During the performance of the circus, l thought that some of the actors looked familiar. Moving to a seat near the ring, l perceived that three of the famous "Ladies' Bare-Back Riding Quartet" were our highly esteemed friends, Ruth Finley, Doris Dillon and Ruth Celley. To my high astonishment, Mr. Collin informed me that the popular young trapeze artist was our modest young friend of old--Alda Harkrader. After the exhibition we moved on to the menagerie tent and there we saw Beatrice Harvey busily engaged at her trade of charming snakes. Upon seeing us she smiled with pleasure and invited us to come and see her docile pets, but we proclaimed our willingness to take her word for her docility and in a short time took ourselves off to supper. There we met our newest schoolmate, Wilma Myers, waiting on tables. She started to talk to us but the proprietor came along and she had to leave off in the middle of a very interesting story of her life. After supper we decided to attend a picture show, with vaudeville, before the theater. Greatly to our relief, the pictures were soon over and the u as as I vaudeville-started. Our first surprise was in the form of Mutt and jeff, whom, by their unique construction, we soon deciphered as Donald Eastman and Harry Brulport. Poor chaps, they received enough vegetables to start a market wagon. We left at once, not wishing to see the worst, and made our way to the theater. The play on was "Madame X" and was proclaimed the greatest hit of the season, with Bernice Eastman as the star and our two friends, Hazel Dillon and Grace Claassen in the front row of the chorus. . Later, at the cafe, I noticed the cabaret dancers smile at me in a familiar way. They seemed to know both -Mr. Coffin and myself. Upon being informed that they were Edith Steele and Thomas Fiske, I lost all craving for food and sat, with opened mouth, to watch the graceful Thomas. It is surely wonderful what changes time can make. After bidding Harold a fond farewell and wishing him a long life of mental and physiral agony, I boarded a train for New York. Arrivirg at New York, I made my way to a boarding house on Twenty-third street, as I intended staying here for some time. I received the shock of my life when at my elbow I heard someone say, "Why, Ivyl Buckman, where on earth did you come from?" "This is certainly a pleasant surprise, Miss Fox. how are you?" was my reply. ' "I'm well, thank you," she answered, "but Miss Fox no longer." "Happily married, I suppose." "Yes, I run a boarding house up the street aways. Come and walk up with me and I'll introduce you to my husband," from our friend Nellie. "Agreed," I answered. , After a ten-minute walk we arrived before a neat, white-framed house, into which my Companion led rre. Standing in front of a large stove was a man of about thirty years, tall, slim and with a great abundance of dark hair fanging down over his shoulders. He was introduced as Mr. Wright, the greatest poet of the age. and I saw that he was none other than our school- mate of old, Dick. But I afterwards heard that there were only three poets on earth when Dick was the greatest. After a very enioyable chat of a half hour, we started for the business district to view a "Women's Suffrage Parade." At the head of the proces- sion, with a cane in one hard and a pair of gloves in the other, and wearing a gentleman's cap. marched Elizabeth Storm: and following meekly at the heels of this noble personage, carrying a large-sized banner, inscribed upon which were the words. "A vote for Women Suffrage will knock the Graft out of the State Politics," was a man whom I easily recognized as Tim- othy Hol. Mrs. Wright informed me that Forrest Mullins and Dwight Smith were staying at her boarding house, but she was sorry to say that Forrest was at the doctor's ofiice at the present time. It happened in this way. Forrest, who is chief of the New York fire department, was standing in the street, giving orders, when a brick wall fell on him, severely scratching his face. lt seems that Dwight, who was president of the Ash Wagon Association, was out of town attending a convention. From New York I was to cross the ocean and work a while in London. While on the liner I picked up a trans-continental paper and saw the name of Francis R. Bales, the great scientific farmer, living in Dallas county, way back in Iowa. It seems that Mr. Bales. after seven long years of patient study, has discovered a sure cure for the hoof and mouth disease. We felt 7' 7'- sure that Fussy would become a prominent man in the world of science and we now wish him the best of luck, for he was a great student in old Adel High. While in London I saw by the paper that Madame Opal Button was to sing at the Metropolitan opera house that evening, and so thought I would attend. I had been in my seat but a few moments when the curtain arose and there stool Opal, looking as happy and contented as of old. Her sing- ing, which I fear to describe, was greeted with loud bursts of applause. I was at first astounded at the audience's poor taste for music but a look at the program explained this. It read,-"Annual Entertainment given for the Deaf and Dumb Inmates of the Clearfield Institution for the I-lelpless." I sailed for home the next day and after an uneventful voyage arrived in Adel. My first stop was at a barber shop. Here I was completely astonished to flrd Hugh Van Meter busily engaged in cutting a gentleman's fair. Fmom him I learned that his wife and family were doing well and business was good. And so in the course of a few short weeks I had learned of the fate of. every niember of the Junior class of Adel High and I am glad to say that some of them, if not most of them, did their old class ical honor. i B 'l 6 Home Economics Kitchen i1lllr,J.dii , K e ,1 Q lvamsxsvx---. L- , u I J 1 , --1 rf ' fx,y,1-'11.f,.,1-,1-f,1q1,'- 'Y -- , Y -J-.11.1,g1a4-,.-'-'rf T -4 1 , 31- , 1 , 11,1 1 11 1 l 11 - 1' . 11I 1 .111 1 1', 1" ,QH1 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 '111 -l 1-.'f 1 1 11 l' 1 , !,1, 1111 I . ' 1 1 1' gl " 1"' 1 1'Iil11' ll 1 1 . 1 X 1 , 1 . V , W , 1 V 1 Y ' Y ,, -711, Y---YT Y-...df .YW -V ff -V ...M-.,--5-4, 4--le-' --7- WSL- l- ,, 5-xr V V YW V Y i M 77777,-,:f,n nv- W Y fi, .--L ' ' , ,,-,.,-.--V , - XY if-'H ' -1 ,..1-V1-,-.,- Eff- -'if-x " ' Y W, , V -V ,l-Q1 , , ,, , Y ' 2f- - Tnsnrv - - Y , .MX CLASS OFFICERS President - Golden Mitchell Vice President Marguerite Kinnick Secretary - Marvel Wright Treasurer - - Sidney Couch 'a --if ...Q i? -1- ..,, Y .. ..-V ' ,,-. ova c. etlo. yLwHeweavv if, , 'i 'S :Fl ,S gas .Ez D4 Cou M. Clark E -Q U McCarty Murphy Fox Oberwetter erlin 0 P 08 GJ 5 S1 as P P: as 5:1 o V1 2 .aa I! U Ross Wright Hubbard CY L. J oll ' t Chamb Y -A 7 -- 'A W- " -- " 0- 7 M- ' -- Y- 'f -- 7 -A---A--------A 'A -cfs Senior Horoscope off:-.Jazz-.::-,::-,xnxx '-.6 1:1-.1 'Lat1-.xt1-.::-::A.::i::-,::L::-.::-vzctfrx, ' 'vain www x as as Q, 4. 9 1 e .: f'f'w ' Q Q . f-j-NJ L: in .. W H E yy til-,l -5, ig, l 9 6, 9 . 5 be R' X0 ,Sq . . 3 ofv .7' l 636 r .wet LEWIS JOLLEY-Born under the sign of a Star. Your horoscope indicates that the Star of Knowledge is your highest ambition and ideals. As to fortune. it seems that you will continue your present mode of locomotion tlgrough life. There seems to be a tendency to let the world take care o you. RUTH CHAMBERLAIN--This illustrious young lady was born under the sign of an "E," which indicates Excellent on report cards and Easy in everything else. MARVEL WRIGHT-The Stars indicate a very brilliant future for you. Although you should always be watchful of easy things, your future seems rather mixed and strange. ' SIDNEY COUCH-This interesting subject is cast by the horoscope as happy. This characteristic, however, is not shown so much by his horoscope as by his mouth. Never is a laugh so entertainirg and such a "give away" to the owner. The future seems to be a yawning cavity wide and detp. ADA OVERWETTER-Born under the sign of a broad and pleasant smile, indicating a broad and happy nature. The Stars predict a long and happy life for both herself and those around her, unless she gets mad. The horoscope then reads BEWARE! MERRILL ROSS--Here is an ideal adherent of "Der Eseln and we cannot but rave over one so typical of her class. Although the strictly planetary influences refuse to show him a future, we haven't the slightest doubt but that he'll have one. His general makeup and style of hair cut seem to donate him as a likely candidate for the stage, probably in the role of a light-hearted lover to a clark-haired Juliet. MARY FRANCIS CLARK-Born under the sign of "Hot Air," yet if she will hearken to the advice of the stars and follow the wishes and instruc- tions of the wise, she will be happyg unless she encounters a janitor, in which case the horoscope looks cloudy. MARGUERITE KINNICK-The stars show her to have a great love for child- ren, especially of thestronger sex. Otherwise she is a perfectly normal fif slightly pugilistic in basketball, young lady. The stars give warning to her, however, on account of her fondness for boys, for in some cases kidnapping is a penitentiary offense. JEANETTE MCCARTY AND MARY Fox-The horoscope gives you the little schoolhouse as a sign of knowledge, also it adds some pleasurable pursuits such as basket ball. Whether it also means that you will be old maids or that you will always handle the three "R's" and be addressed by the title, teacher, we cannot tell. GOLDEN MITCHELL-The horoscope gives you a bright and shining future. There is a small blur in it which we are unable to discover whether it is an aeroplane or a cloud in your future. MARIE JOLLEY-Your horoscope is of so peculiar a nature that we have been unable to find its like in any record since the beginning of the seventeenth century. The future, if any, is dark and of a very doubt- ful character. ' LOTTIE GUTHRIE-Your horoscope seems a trifle broad and far reaching, though at present you are too shy and bashful. VIOLA VAN CLEAVE AND IRA MURPHY-The future seems bright and shining with Viola Van Cleave and Ira Murphy eternally together both in fancy and in fact, however, more the former than the latter. The stars predict for them a fairy tale existence with "and they lived hap- pily eiier after" as a good beginning, verily I say unto you, "You cante . ' EUGENE HUBBARD-The full moon is a sign of spooning according to the horoscope. This pictures a girl and Eugene, any girl and a full moon. Also, according to the stars, a long and sweet life promised for this individual. FLORENCE NEALE-Although born under the sign of an auto, her life was not influenced very greatly by it until about June. I9I4, when she began to drive it herself and "Jimmy" Marsh threatened to arrest her for speeding. The stars predict, however, a long life and a happy one, if she gets a strong arm to guide her car for her. M. C. F. 'I5 YJ' ln. ,, -.- ,. va. -. v.. Y. Y.. Y. .F .1 .alia--:tm -. vang.. -.licks 3. - A Few Great and Memorable Event ffhiavtrr- A1-F' M- wtsir- --- 'ltr' 'lillt0Q1 vQfviesQv5 fa, , - jn,Af NWOT , . ..... - M . rg Milli me X Q' M. .A Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. rr, 'L 1, 'T . if. ffl r r its l e we .1 -S NX!! RENEW NGO D VR NIM AT nu 5 5-Meeting of old friends in new school building. 6--Getting settled. These seats are horrible. 7-Still settling. 8-No excitement. 9-We notice teachers' voices are weak trying to make the people in the back seats hear. I2-Tunior class officers elected- l3-Musie day. Prof. sings his inevitable song on H. S. parties. I4-Eugene's canine visitor. He escorts him downstairs. I5-One period lecture by Prof. I6-Yell meeting. We can make some noise. I7-Half-day vacation for Home Coming Festival. 20-Normal students hear their fate. Zl-Miss ltxten finds better climates for several. 24-Football. Dexter afraid of us. 26-Dick takes an afternoon nap. L0 AR Oct. Oct. Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov N OV. N ov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov. Nov. Nov Nov Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Ilan. Ian. slan. Jan. Jan. Jan. I I A' I I f . ,gd Q ' ll -1: 4 ' A HJ' .....- 4, sonar -- ' S NIR Lmocmsn Llc 29-Prof. talks to ,Iuniors about Annual. Shy on Fives. 3I-H. S. masquerade, pumpkin pie and cider. 2-H. E. girls introduced to their new laboratory. 4-Florence N. falls out of her seat. 5--Creamed potatoes and electric shocks in l-l. E.. 7--Football game with North High. Adel victorious. 9-Prof. tells teachers to forbid pupils speaking. I I-Lowell says "Goodbye" to school. I3-Football boys go to Colfax on morning train. Woe be unto them. I 6-Lecture on girls and tobacco. , I7--Armenian gives a lecture. I9-Report cards out. Such expressions!!! 20--Miss Axten captures Bessfs notes. ZI-First program of year. Lots of visitors. 23-lvyl has a bad cold, so brings his spoon and cough syrup. 24 -David spends music period on the road between office and the assembly. 25+Music class witness play, "Il Trovatoref' with Mrs. Joy as star actress. 26--Vacation. 2 7-Continued. 30-Talk from short course people. A few attend the course. I-Fred W. takes up portraiture in German I. and Miss Ady fails to find out the source of merriment. 2-Chorus sings at opera house. Have their pictures taken. 3-Muffins. 4-Quill program. 7-Prof. has trouble believing that I I-Q-l9:23. 8-As usual, Miss Axten, "The following list of names has accumu- lated during the day. Will these people please meet me with- out fail in Room II?" I3-Forty degrees below zero. No fire. I4--Still nearly frozen. I7-Donald's seat collapses in Alg. class. 22-H. E. girls make Christmas candy. 24-Intersociety program with Christmas tree and Santa Claus. 4-Miss Axten requested to do away with 40-minute session. 5-Lowell spends a quiet hour in the office. 6-Jake quartette still bothered with headache. 7-"Boone" thinks Hugh will feel better outside the building at the noon hour. 8-Victrola concert. New mode of punishment for sinners. 9-Miss Ady springs another green dress. llvrnb HAZAN Annum - bEA'lL'T::M ' - We Sr t l LIN. I 9 f.v'?? "5'A1:5,'31'!gl! . .Q me . l lk 4 "?J1I?.' - mg.. Y. 1... ..L... ....,.......... use is... ...1.-.-.. . ,....:-.F WL Kwcvfiti firm' in Jan. l l-Loyd and Harry display new brand of powder-Gold Medal!!! Jan. I4-Ruth's green dress and Forrest's purple sweater harmonize beautifully in Eng. XI. Jan. l 5-Dick loses his footing on way to Eng. class. Jan. I8-Miss Axten finds an egg on her desk. Miss Newcomb rescues it for H. E. C. Jan. Zl-Lyric club party at Beatrice lVliller's. lan. 22-Sidney falls into waste basket during Adelphic meeting. Jan. 25--Gospel team visits H. S. Two Bible classes organized. jan. 26-Prof goes away. See how good OD everyone is. jan. Z7-We are unable to tell Opal from Martha. jan. 30-First basket ball game. Feb. 2-lVlerril's daily song continues "Ou du liber Madchenf' Feb. 3-Normal Training exams. Feb. S-Fred Weidner illustrates, "fallen, fell, gefallenf' in German l. Feb. 9 to I2-Semester exams. Feb. l5--Miss Axten springs a new pair of shoes. Feb. I6-Hair dressing during music period. Feb. l7-Last call for Junior baby pictures. "If you don't have one of yourself, bring your brothers" Feb. l8-Seniors go to Des Moines. Stewed prunes and fruit cocktail. Feb. 22-Lecture by Prof. Crowley, of Ames. Ag. and H. E. classes visit dairy car. Feb. 23-Union meeting of Bible classes. Feb. 24--More prunes. Feb. 25-Ruth and Merril run foot race in hall. Says Ruth, 'Tm sorry." Feb. 26--Quill program-Meister Singers. First debate this year. March 4-Did the boys steal their sister's perfume? rvwNxP.s IN 'STYLE 'rwy-so sa. 'sHvwINC:f llfx x STYLES f D.x+.caemsmw 'N N F. is PNMHER . 0. S ' G"E':'::-:Anus RUTH 1'-W"V f - Nx.aom.EJ 95- CASTMMI W5 C Q-Nxxvcnau. Wgskty Q' L "' N F-NXLJL-.LINS 'rm-nv-ay!-+. N '- J H,QoF,,,N D.E'As1MAN X' T.Fva.11a D- svlutns yo L--Qommvw L. QLVFTRE EX STEELE MIMNNIGK XD N u.,L.E7? 73.'BnoKMMf X b.7?Ar'Mof-LD V.,5we:a1.ey Z. 57J14,,z,fs1f5 V, MS.-CQRIEF V. ffaulscm, M.l.lN9E.MAAf Zi-if-IM4mDEHLA1 . V-STON l.B1..aeK HUFIDI-ER jVl,F-fCLA'RKf N W ,I n r: dllllfli H ' , ill I iiiuuw ' X f"l TU X" F ,Po ' X Vflxxig xxxxxxx WMNM ff XHZK b X ff 4 I XX fffff v 3 x. Xxx ' fx: fx . fi ll ' g f! KG M N l Xwfwyx w 4f M ' XCAT ff " I EY' in A W W M 5 X dlim. N" X"" L. Reeves James Fiske QDi1'ectorJ Warren ory Mall Raymond On Harm Myers ndeman Li Ulery Spillers Finley Dillon D. Miller B. Button rm M. Sto ,Q -4 0 -v-4 S-1 Q3 i Brulport Storm . 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Marie Jolley Secretary .... . .. Lowell Smith 'Um 0 P, and Dm 5a I-4 GJ 5 S 83 C Nm .-C1 O Va 5-4 O Z :B EH 52 :E .sm Sm U 2 Da an 5-14? NE E2 Em :G M 3 as .-C12 ,,.- gs 5-4 . Us C1 O -A-W ll! 5 me gi? .ffm 5-4 .E Cb. O4-P Gia E3 3.2 - ,E in 5- .-CI S1 S Q gg? U2 N 2 O QM NE E.-. :O U . NA CQ Cooke Mae Huston Jolley M. Clark Kinnick M. Fox G. Clark Steele Harkrader VanFossen right W c: 2 E5 ri Conant L. Smith Storm Brulport Yeager Mullins D. Hubbard Wright uill Literary Society Officers First Semester. President ..... .. Sidney Couch Vice President . .... Golden Mitchell Secretary .... . . . Cleta Harmon Officers Second Semester. President ......... Dwaine Spillers Vice President .... Ruth Chamberlin Secretary . . . . . . . . Leone Barngrover Tee, Hee! Tee, Hah! Tee, Ho! De Away we went in our coach and four. fFour mules, and a bob that held twenty or morel. Over fences we rode, deep down in the drift Till our poor southern coach really felt very muffed. "Look, there!" "Oh, stop!" "We surely shall spill!" And then, I declare, our driver we'll kill. At last with a yell and many a shout, We reached old De Sot' at the end of our bout. Then here's to De Soto and here's to Adel! !! The village was filled with yell after yell. Then to the gyrnn we went with great laughter And fourd that the game would follow soon after. Called our merry, true captain so neat and trim, Soto! "Play a strong, clean game, girls, and we cannot but win." The referee's whistle and the ball is tossed, De Soto strikes high, shall we say, "All is lost?" Look! Look! Mildred has it, to her forward throws high, "Catch it, Marguerite!" we yell as the ball whizzes by. To our captain she throws it--De Soto jumps high, But the ball went higher-hear that faint cry? "Will our captain catch it? Who dares ask it? A shout for Adel, Mary's made the first basket! ! ! And so, thru the game the ball went the rounds, What wonder. De Soto. that we should wear crowns? With Nellie so little, so quick and so spry, And Mildred on watch, the ball couldfft pass by, De Soto plavecl well, long-winded and hard, But Adel-it was plain-held the one winning card. Thus the game was won, every player played true, But to Mary, "Our Captain"-Here's three cheers for vou' ! ! H. R. C. 'I6 Cnc day we made some candy, 'Twas very sweet indeed. We gave to our dear schoolmates A grand and glorious feed. The Prof. he bought a boxful? And we the box did fill, But those who came and took it I know he'd like to kill. "She" makes us march up one stair, The other "He" makes the boys take, But they can yell across to us, "That was one wondrous cake." So we feed the "Labor" boys And feed their teacher, too. They say they'll make us footstools, We really hope they do. RC. '16 Y, f Q4 P Y F X s 1 j Di WE xx , Fx Q Q Crenshaw D. Hubbard Button E. Hubbard Storm Chance IIS ulli M H01 Cronkwright Coffin Wright Conant idler HF Jolley. nd tha i Sm Absent 4.5,-AJ: -2.5,--.,f,,f+.:f,, ,aaaG,-,?,,-2:-mfg:-,f,:-ifis-J:-if, gag. Foot Ball +5 e-Jfifgfifgfgfof-b:PimfiP6?ixc2fJri?iP6?i?i: A24- HE delay in starting school, caused by the building of the new schoolhouse, hindered greatly the football work and the team E had practiced only about two weeks before the opening game. which was played at Adel against Earlham Academy October - I7. Coach Fowler, however, had given the boys some good training and they gave their opponents a hard battle. Earlham had an exceed- ingly even and well-matched team and had been practicing for some time, but Adel held them to a score of 6 to 0. The next game was with the High School Alumni October Zl. Our boys fought hard but it was evident that the alumni had not forgotten any of their old tricks and used them to good advantage. The score was 6 to 7 in favor of the alumni. October 28 we contested Panora on their ground. The weight of their team combined with their excellent playing made it easy to defeat us by the score of 34 to 0. The following Thursday we defeated the North High second team, of Des Moines, by a score of 8 to 6. This was Adel': only victory during the season. On November I3 our team went to Colfax. Our opponents had an exceptionally heavy and fast team and their plays were well worked out. Our team held on doggedly, but against great odds. Mullins, one of our best players, was laid out with a broken shoulder, so at closing Colfax won not less than I9 points to our 7. The final game of the season was plaved on Thanksgiving day at lef- ferson. Here again we suffered defeat, 24 to 0. The misfortunes of the season, however, have not dimmed our hopes and we are already looking forward to next year's victories. But two of our team, Hubbard, our fo mer captain, and Jolley, will be absent through graduation, and with practice starting much earlier we have good prospects for a winning team. if Storm N. Fox M. FOX Jolley Kinnick Miller 1' M. Barngrove ey Beach Cell OH t Ulery B. Miller G. Clark Harm Eastman Wrigh Q3 T ll 3 t ke EIS 9 ls ir G J. Fidler Fiske Mitchell Cronkwright Fowler fcoachj Valentine Wright Button Smith Mullins D. Hubbard Storm Q., , ,A ,, ,, ... -. 2.5. Basket Ball ARLY in January our gymnasium was completed and practice ' in basket ball started in earnest. January 29 thei two girls' E teams played, the Black Stockings winning from the Whites by a score of I8 to 4. 1 On February 5 our boys played. with Redfield, their hrst game. They were defeated by a score of 434 to 7, but they received some valuable pointers which benefited them in later games. Two weeks later, February l9, the De Soto boys' and girls' teams came over and there ensued an exciting and hard-fought game. De Soto played hard and well but our team overpowered them and we were victorious by a score of I8 to 9. Our girls also played an exciting game and tri- urnphed over the visitors, I5 to 9. Mary Fox and Marguerite Kinnick trade excellent baskets. February 26 the high school team contested the town team and won by a score of I9 to I. The older boys fought hard but it was evident that practice would have helped out. The two girls' teams played the curtain raiser, the first team defeating the second. March 5 our team played a return game at De Soto, the first game away from home. The girls won by a score of 26 to I5, but the boys were defeated by a score of 23 to ZI. On March I9 took place two of the most exciting games of the season, those with Minburn's teams. Their team 'was noted for its ability but our boys put up a brave fight. Storm made a number of free throws and Wright threw some excellent field baskets, but Adel lacked team work so Minburn won 33 to I3. Our girls were rather confused in the first half by the use of side centers and made little progress. These side centers were dispensed with in the second half, so our girls raised their points till time was called and the score was 8 to 9 in favor of Minburn. Mildred Beache's skilful guarding kept Minburn from making many baskets. The season closed March 26 with games with Linden. Our boys won by a score of I9 to I6 and our girls by a score of I3 to 6. Our season was short, owing to the unfavorable conditions for laying the floor in our gymnasium, but we have a good start and next year hope to have two winning teams. Hero Stuff. Frosty has a broken arm, Ike, a fractured thigh. Dave's ankles are all out of true And Dick has lost an e"e. They're no good to their dear old Dad, But they're heroes iust the same. They worked right on, thru good and bad. And this is how they won such fame. Bill's head bears a two-inch dent, Chance's ribs are smashedg l'lub's spinal column is badly be"t And Racky's back is gashed. Not one is able to earn his keep, And often with pain thev sigh, But think of the glory they live to reap In the name of old Adel High. Hol lost an arm at the elbow, Cofhn has a broken nose. Button's head show effects of an awful blow, Also Young lost a finger or so. But we're for these youths with the flashing eye, And the foretelling jaw, Who swear they are loyal to Adel High And would die for the dear old town-Rah! Rah! F. K. M. 'I6 Geometry Problem. Theorem-Prove that what E. H. : C. H. D what P. M. : R. F PTOOP I . 2. 3. What E.. H. :C. H. is not less than what P. M. :R fFrom daily observations., What P. M. :R. F. is not equal to what E. H. :C H fFrom evening observationsj Therefore, what E. H. :C. H. D what P. M. : R. F Q. E. D "F or the Old Order Changeth, Yielding Place to New." -"IdyIls of the King," Tennyson. T was during the spring of l9l4 that it was decided by the ' taxpayers of Adel that we should have a new school building. Work was begun in the cellar and part of the walls raised before the spring term was finished. Only a short time after the new building had been given into the hands of the contractors, the old one was consigned to the hands of the destroyers. Day after day bricks fell from the walls: partitions were torn out, and floors of the old landmark were destroyed. One night when the moon was in full I passed by it and was astonished to behold the ruin wrought. The moonlight fell upon a roofless and jagged building, whose windowpanes from top to bottom were torn out, and around whose base lay confused, rugged heaps of stone and brick. The clear, mellow light lit up the bare stairway, which formerly led to the second story in the interior of the building, but just now spanned the space between the isolated, and as yet undestroyed, north wing and the older part of the structure. Light streamed through the paneless windows of the old assembly on the third floor, while a prophetic silence seemed to brood over all. My heart was burdened with sadness and sympathy for the old build- ing which was now falling at the ruthless hands of the despoilers. Did they only think of the money to be derived from their work, or did pictures sometirres arise in their vision of all the old school had been and of the memories that clustered about it? Could they picture it in its youth, the pride and admiration of its builders: the ambition of is tenants: and did they get an inkling of the hopes or ideals that may have been inspired or realized within its walls? In removing some scarred and initialed seat could they hear in immagina- tion the voice of a chiding teacher or the whispered approval of another pupil, because of the marring of the furniture? Was it possible for them to see in imagination a little child starting in the lowest gradeg slowly but surely making his way up the ladder of fortune, round by round, till he reached the top? Were the joys and sorrows encountered by the persever- ing ones again worked outg love for old teachers and companions recalled: sorrow for the loss of this or that one remembered? Did no visions of former classes or societies arise to recall long-forgotten lessors or program days? Instead of all these did only the bare, exprecsionlecs walls confront them with no tale of former grandeur or memories of bvgone years: was only the piece of work the occupant of their minds? Perhaps: who can say otherwise? Those floors will echo no more to tread of feet nor the walls throw back the sound of familiar voices. The building has now for long months been in ruin. The grounds are cleared and lie level and black in their newness, while just beyond the site of the older seat of learning stands a newer one, a more modern edificeg more spacious and pretentious, which may, with the succeeding years, encase its own cherished thoughtsg but they can never be the ones of the other building, for they live only in the hearts of the alumni and other members who have gone out from its doors forever, never to return except in thought. M. A. F. 'l 5 v!--W-1-Wv.-,....-...., ..--s-., ,....., v.., ,.rt,...,,.ai:L...-. Some Facts in Modern History fWith apologies to Mrs. Joyj .5--A A- ef -- -f -- e--- -f -- -- -- e --A -f -- -A 4- e- -- f -.- -- -4. l HE BOY, with brow wrinkled in deep thought, turned the pages of his Modern History. At last he found the lesson I assigned for that clay, from page 35l to 362 flihe Elizabeth- an Periodj. The worried look changed to one of black despair. The picture of the illustrious Queen Elizabeth in all her rufflles and jewels faced him with the invariable blank expression of all the old-time portraits of great people. Elusive dates and facts about her reign strayed over some ten pages of the book before him. "Then slowly The Boy closed his eyes. Lo, every feature of Queen Elizabeth's life and reign stood out clear before him in the following manner: "Elizabeth lived in the twentieth century in Adel High. ln her school days she was a member of the Girl's Bible Class, but when she ascended the throne at the age of twenty-five, all the goodness that had filtered through her brain at the prayer meetings 'only helped her to be treacherous, unscrupulous and ungrateful during her reign. "Her father, Henry VIII., was a folley good husband to at least six wives: the last one, Catherine, being discreet enough to outlive him. "Elizabeth's reign was the Colden reign of modern history. What she didn't gain by one method, she did by another, for, unlike the usual weapons of womankind, hatpins and tears, she used deception and falsehood. This made people call her "Good Queen Bess." "Queen Elizabeth never married, but it wasn't her fault, for, even though she did say she was married to England and wanted no other hus- band, she herself knew that it was only another lie. "The worst case she ever had was on Raleigh, one of her courtiers. who was born in Van Meter, a city at the far border of her possessions. His father was a poor Black-Srith, so the boy was put out to work when very Young. When he was only hfteen he went to the Queen to get work, for he thought her palace would be a mighty fine and easy place to live. "She gave him a job as Chamberlain, but later when she noticed what a cunning way he had of smiling, she promoted him to the position of courtier. Then he Long ed to go out and exploreg so, as Elizabeth was very much taken up with him, she gave him a Heet of ships. "He was gone a long time, so Elizabeth's heart told her, then one day great reioicing filled the court. Raleigh had returned. "Finally, because he insisted so, he was shown into the Queen's morning room. where "C-ood Bess" sat on a beautiful green velvet Couch, sunning herself at an east window. All her jewels and makeups were on a nearby table. Raleigh was sorry at first that he had insisted on being brought at once to her, then grinned softly to himself so that she didn't notice it. "He almost forgot to Neale at her feet while he told of his adventures across to the continent. He pulled out some Mullin leaves, Timothy hay and glass Opal s from the only two pockets his courtier suit afforded. The stones were probably used by sorre arcient Indian Queen as Button s for her Sunday Fox-skin dress. This wonderful land of great Coffins full of riches lay Wright across the waters due west of Elizaheth's domain. "Needless to say, she was very pleased at his find and thinking she would be extra good to him and gain what she wanted herself, she laid her hands on his head and said, 'You justly deserve, the greatest reward I can give youg so here is my hand.' "Raleigh sprang to his feet. Certainly he wasn't going to be led into a thing like that. 'No, anything else, but not that, thanks,' and backed out into the marble-pillared H 01 and rushed away. "Soon there was a Storm in the royal household and Raleigh was ban- ished. Queen Elizabeth, endeavoring to forget her hopeless love, crowded her court with a Cross of Merryrnen and Fidlers who thought up Bales of fun to make their Queen laugh, but she never did. It never shortened her life though, for she lived till she was eighty years old." H5 56 X 8 The Boy, who had extended his nap into the second recitation period, straightened up, loaned his knife to the girl across the aisle, picked up his English grammar and went to agriculture class, muttering, "Gee, wouldn't that have made a swell movie show!" "Nec Tacui Demensf' Why did I not keep silent? Why, oh, why? When Miss Axten, in a clear, calm voice Read the list that makes some rejoice, While I, filled with awe and dread, Go to Room Two, hanging my head. Why did I not keep silent? I wonder why. Why did I not keep silent? Why, oh, why? When going slowly homeward, forty minutes late, I stop and ponder, pausing at the gate. Trying to think of some excuse That will be of any use When mother asks we "Why?" I wonder why. Why did I not keep silent? Bi-:ATRICE HARVEY. '16. 4-- s -- s-- ef- fa- 1- A -- A A-A -e+--1--------------- sis High School Masquerade October 30. 1914 vs- as --------A -- ----- -- -A -----A H- -- 4- --- ------ ----4--1? A -4. P the stairs and into the hall came a Weird combination of characters-two little lndian girls, arm in arm, followed by a gaily-dressed Spanish couple led the way, with several old ladies hobbling slowly after them and good-natured clowns '1'-" danced in and out. They turned into tl'e Assembly Room, but even that was masked and disguised beyond recognition. The room, dimly lighted by grinning jack-o- lanterns and Japanese lantems, had an almost uncanny effect. ln one corner a group of ghosts were gliding slowly about, while clowns hopped around, peering into everyone's face, and a big "snake" threatened to send a Sweet Girl'Graduate into hysterics. Soon the room was filled and two nice little country "boys" gallantly escorted the wall flowers aroutd the room. A little girl went to the piano and started a popular ragtime while everyone else seized a partner and com- menced hopping and jumping. CI suppose they called it tangoing or turkey- trotting.J A clown tcok fcr l'is partner an old womang ghosts and nefgroesg witches and gypsies, coupled off ard were whirling and bobbing around, trying to dodge other couples, similarly engaged, while the Goddess of Liberty looked calmly on. Presently an old witch went to the piano and struck up a lively march, while the motly crowd paired off and paraded twice -around the room before judges. A prize was given to two little pigmies for having the best costumes. Much surprise was felt when the pigmies proved to be two "dignified" Senior girls. The usual exclamatiorts of surprise were heard as the general unmasking proceeded. Many of the ladies, young and old, happened to be boys: and two "model" young men were girls. Two of the teachers made fine Indian girls and the Sophomore girls seemed to be fond of "Lfttlte Red Riding Hood." After some of the confusion was stopped, games were started. Indians and Jews promenaded to the classical tune of "Pig in the Parlor," and a few couples vainly tried to keep the "Virginia Reel" going. After these games died out, a large ring was formed for "Drop the handkerchief" fwhich proved to be a red bandanal and the attempt of a fat clown to catch a light- haired gypsy girl was only one of the funny sights. Tiring of these games. tie boys and girls were given parts of black paper cats, witches and bats to match for supper partners. Some pieces refused to match so the owners did their best to find partners and all were served to a sumptous repast of pumpkin pie, popcorn balls, doughnuts, apples and cider, which last, however, was rather vinegary as to taste. At eleven o'clock, after everyone had eaten too much for comfort, the party broke up and the masqueraders went straggling home. B.I-l.'I6 f Y P sfo:-.rum -, va. ,, v.. ,, ,W Y ,., f ,., Y, ,W ,W Y, ,,. ,, v.. ,, ,,. v, ,., Y ,,,Q. The Inevitable Ending 'fn - vi -- -1- -vv- Y. -- -Y -.- -, v.. Tv.--of , -W -, -J -W v.- Y -.- , .--Qs ARJORIE OSBORN looked from the office window down on everybody seemed to be full of new life and vigor. Most of the women were looking at the gorgeous array of new hats 1'-"" in the windows or glancing sideways at the glass fronts to see how their own looked. But Marjorie's thoughts were neither with hats nor women. Her thoughts, rather, were completely and wholly with a group of children she had seen that morning. Barefooted and happy, they were as carefree as the birds and squirrels around them. As she remembered their joyful cries, she wondered if it were possible, if only for a little time, to go back to the realm of childhood. Her own childhood had ended abruptly on account of a sudden change in fortune, which resulted in the death of her father. Her mother died soon after and Marjorie now lived with her aunt, Mrs. Gray. All day she dreamed of wading in warm, sunny brooks, which tumbled cheerily through flower-decked woods. That evening she confided the whole dream to her aunt and that worthy woman, who was wise and experienced, listened gravely and marveled secretly at the fancies of youth. At last she said, "Well, I really see no reason why we shouldn't spend our vacation in this way. I know an exact spot." "Oh, tell about it quick, Aunt Marjorie," pleaded Marjorie. "Is it close to the woods, and is it vine-covered, and are there little children near?" "lt is all of that and even more," answered the elder Marjorie. And so it was settled. Marjorie asked for her vacation in May instead of July and a week later as the train stopped at a little station among the hills, she and her aunt stepped off and were seen shaking hands with an elderly man standing near by. "This is Mr. McLean," said Mrs. Gray to Marjorie, "and he has promised us his home up here for a couple of weeks while he is away." "I can't see, though, why you two women want to live there by your- selves, even for that short a time," remarked Mr. McLean. "Just a whim of Marjorie's," explained Mrs. Gray. ' About an hour later Mr. McLean stopped the horses before the most entrancing spot Marjorie had ever seen. just back of the vine-covered house were the woods and Marjorie could already hear the tinkle of a brook. That evening was spent in arranging their few belongings, but the next morning Marjorie was up early: in short skirts. barefooted and with her long brown hair in two braids down her back. First she explored the woods. waded in the brook, then she picked flowers to her heart's delight. That afternoon she met some children at the brook and then came the first of her disappointments. She tried in every way to make them treat her as one of the crowd, but always there was a questioning look in their eyes, as though she were treading on forbidden ground. , 1 the surging mass of people four stories below. It was spring and A number of days passed and Marjorie played alone. Then one day as she was sitting on the bank of the brook she heard someone whistling, and, looking up, she saw a tall, bronzed young man. Parting the bushes, he stopped short and stared at her fit seemed to Marjorie, for a full minute. Then he tipped his hat and said, "I beg your pardon, I didn't know anyone was near." Marjorie laughed. She liked the looks of this young man and decided to try once more to find her lost childhood. "Won't you come and help me?" she asked, 'Tm trying to find a place to build my playhousef' After this the days went faster. Marjorie told her aunt about it. and the older woman smiled queerly. He was invited to dinner and while there told them that he was home from college for the summer and that his name was Robert Burton, that he loved farming and he also related many other facts about himself and his neighborhood. Then one day the inevitable happened. When all was going smoothly, Bob suddenly ruflled the even current by asking Marjorie to marry him. "Oh, Bob," she cried. "Now you've spoilt it all and when I was having the time of my life. We're children, Bob, we can't" Marjorie was actually tearful. "Don't children play house?" he questioned gravely. "Can't we too? Please say yes." "Yes, but-" began Marjorie. "There, you've said it!" he cried, and so, hand-in-hand, they ran to tell Aunt Marjorie, who, wiser, than most mortals, didn't say, "I told you so." D. D. 'l6. I've taken quite a fancy to you, dear, And I'd like to paddle your canoe. And I fancy you could love me, dear, Or you wouldn't act the way you do. There's something in your style and manner, There's something seems to tell me true, It's just because you are my little dearie, You're the sweetest little girl I ever knew. H. V. M. 'l6. "Song of Hiawatha." All ye classmates, all ye schoolmates, All ye of the tribe of old Adelians, Every squaw and every warrior, ' Gather round the camp fire's circle, And your minds from books dismissing, l..ist the story of our Chieftain, This, the song of Hiawatha. vs as as First, the chief of all the chieftains, Lincleman, mightiest of the great ones, Always leader on the war path, Always speaker in Assembly. How the young squaws and young warriors Groan within themselves, some out loud, When forward he advances To the full light of the campfire. Tells them of their many evils, Of the numerous rules they've brokeng And to break up the bad feelings Tells some funny "That reminds me." He it is who has traveled greatly, Visited all the tribes for miles round, Shows us pictures from a lantern Of the numerous ways and customs ' Practiced by the people far off. But love we all Chief Lindeman, Our Prof., the mighty warrior. Next is Fowler, mighty Chieftain, Seldom smiling, always sober. Who but lately left his people, Left his tribe and old hunting grounds: Came to teach all the young braves How to tackle, how to run fast, I-low to jump high, how to strike last. Makes them live on meal and bear meat Will not let them eat the sweet roots, When the squaws do tempt them so. 'Thus it is they win OJ the battles, When they meet with other tribesmen. Also teaches the new tribesmen, Freshies they are well known as, How the Sun God, when he's well pleased, Smiles and shines his light upon us. To the older tribesmen of the great tribe, Teaches how to fit the arrow, l-low to carve the bow from hickory, l-low to make the arrow straighter, When and where to pull the bowstring. Surely he is a Great Chieftain. Many great squaws dwell among us, Winsome, smiling with much knowledge, First among these comes Squaw Axten, With Haxen hair like heap big dolly, With blue eyes like skies of summer, With the soft sound when she speaks. Takes the Chief's place in Assembly, When from our midst he travels. Reprimands the squaws and warriors When they linger in the hallways. Makes the fair squaws and young braves Search the book of the Great Spirit, All the dictionaries and great volumes, Looking for the derivation Of some word and for its meaning. Makes them point out all the figures, Etymology, Rhetoric and the Syntax. If they whisper, makes them linger Till the Sun God has rested long, Or if they're bad in classes, Makes them work till they no like it. Yet we love our dear Squaw Axten. Next to her is learned Squaw Joy. She has longest been among us, And has studied from her childhood, All the wonders of the heavens, All the happenings great and small Which occurred in the moons before us, In the time called pre-historic. Shares her knowledge to all students Who desire to know heap much more. Also teaches other students Of the speeches made by Vergil When in the heat of anger Of the tongue-fights he is famous. Often does the sun come up and go down, 'Ere her students have ceased working On the never-ending compounds, On the sentences and long verbs That are found in his speeches. Love we all our great Squaw Joy. Then comes Thomson, sweet and laughing, With the smile like bright sunshineg But four moons since she to please us Came to teach the squaws and warriors I-low to fight "Math," our greatest foeman. Makes them hand in notebooks monthly, Makes us all work like madmeng Drawing lines and making circles Which should meet in certain places. Let some who have yet small knowledge Play with A B Cs and numbers, Makes them take and give and borrow, When they play with such small triflesg I So that they rray gain much knowledge, Which will let them buy at bargains. fsmallj yet great is our Squaw Thomson Then is Acly, always smiling, With the hair like danger signals, Who but lately for our pleasure, Left her home and well-known people, Left her heart there for safe keeping, C50 the young braves have discovered., Came to teach us as Squaw Joy, Of the language dead and gone long, How friend Caesar made his marches, How he made his marvelous speeches, l-low and where constructed bridges, When and how he pitched his wigwam. She it is who makes the tribesmen Work and labor like the convicts, Giving all the derivations Of the long and lengthy adverbs, Learning all the conjugations Of the indeclinable adjectives. Thus the students falwaysl working Under mighty supervision, Have twice doubled their mental knowledge UD Till the Chief of all the Chieftains l-las expressed surprised opinion. But we love our dear Squaw Ady. Now comes Newcomb, always cheerful, Almost last, but least by no means, Thirteen cubits stands she skyward, Wears a belt of rarest Wampum, And this belt is just two cubits. Teaches squaws of the older classmen How to bake the bear meat browner, I-low to mix the meal more finely, When to stir the milk and honey, How to cook to please the warriors, Of the sweet roots, which are sweetest. Of the bitter, which is bitterest, Of the hot ones, which are hottest, How to mix them all together, Making food which tastes like bubbles, Which will please the chieftains greatly. Surely we love our magna Squaw Newcomb. Last of all our Squaws and Chieftains Comes Squaw Warren, very cheerful. She has a voice like falling water, Teaches how to give the war song, Leads the singing at our Pow-Wows, fWhen we have themj ?? ? ? ? 9 ? ? Waves the tomahawk to keep time by, Makes us open wide our voices, Down our tongues and up epiglottis. Heap fine singers we will yet be. CPI Teaches all this and heap much moreg How to play the tam-tams, Castanets and Indian war drums, I-low to play the piano: Hold the hands upon the keyboard, Strike the notes with Hngers just so. Great is Squaw Warren among the great Ends the song of Hiawatha. Now the great ones all are mentioned. Dismissed is the quick-called council, For the campf1re's glow is dying. Go tell other tribes around us Of our powerful Squaws and Chieftains, Who dwell, loved by all among us, In the tribe of old Adelians. 0l'lCS. R. V.'l7 i 'Y 4 z P A I P r P -9- - -- - -- - A- - -- - 1- - ---- - -- - ------------- - --i- Letter from Miss Taylor -r-- W ------ww.---.v--vv---Wvv--v-v---v--f----U g --ra Nanking, China, Feb. l2', l9l5. My dear girls and boys in the Adel High School: l hope you still consider yourselves at least partly mine, 'even though l must share you with a number of new teachers and in spite of the fact that you have moved into a fine new home since l was part of your high school life. I shall never give up my claim on you so long as any of you whom l had in my classes are still in school. I have heard so much about the beauty and usefulness of the new building that l am very eager to see it for myself. l am sure it must be a great joy to all of you and you must all feel like doing your very best in such splendid environment. I scarcely know where or how to begin telling you about my work and experiences in China. It is all so interesting and so absolutely different from anything in America that it is hard to select the things which you may lind most appealing. The University of Nanking is a union institution sup- ported by several American mission boards. It is different from an Ameri- can university in that it includes a complete educational course, beginning with the primary school and ending with the college. l have the English in the middle school, which includes what corresponds to our sixth, seventh and eighth grades at home, although the pupils are for the most part older than pupils in these grades usually are, because the majority of them have had very little opportunity at an education aside from what they get in their own little Chinese private schools and this doesn't Ht them for the kind of work we give in the middle school. So my boys range in age from ten or twelve to eighteen or twenty. As a class they are a very studious, earnest lot and the majority of them are very bright and attractive, though some of them are exceedingly funny. There is one little fellow who wears an earring in one ear. This means that he is either an only son or the oldest son and his parents are trying to protect him from the evil spirits by deceiving them into thinking he is a girl. No doubt they would all look extremely queer to you in their long robes and funny little round caps which they wear in the house as well as outside. Their clothes are all made exactly alike, though differing in material. They consist of a long, straight robe or "gwadzi," which fastens on one shoulder and clown under one arm and extends nearly to the ankle. The sleeves are cut in one piece with the body of the garment and there is a standing collar, open at the front. You can tell how many clothes a boy has by counting his collars. as every one has one and they stand up one inside of the other. These "gwadzis" are made of cotton, wool or silk and all who can afford it have at least one fur-lined one for cold weather. Under this robe they wear queer little tight-legged trousers, bound in closely about the ankle with a wind band of satin or cotton. Their shoes are always low, made of cloth, with thick paper or leather soles, and their stockings are made of heavy white cloth cut to ht the foot. This is the regulation Chinese costume, but many of the more wealthy, progres- sive Chinese are now wearing foreign shoes, stockings and hats. and a few wear complete foreign costumes. The women's clothes are very similar to the men's, except that their "gwadzis" are shorter, extending only to the knee. and their trousers are not bound at the ankle. They wear no hats, though married women have a shaped band of black satin or velvet, often beautifully embroidered, brocaded or braided, which they wear in the winter time, across their foreheads and over their ears, fastening it in with their hair at the back. I think our costumes, with their multiplicity of styles and especially our hats, must look excruciatingly funny to them. I came across this sentence the other day in one of my boy's grammar lessons: "White women's dresses are very narrow around their waists." fIf he had said "around their feet" it wouldn't have struck me as so strange., But in spite of dress and other outward appearances I find these Chinese boys are very much like American bovs in many ways. They love fun and are especially fond of football, baseball and tennis. They have a very keen sense of humor and are quick to see a joke. At Christmas time they gave a play and their acting was as good as any amateur acting I ever saw. Indeed, they have a natural dramatic instinct which crops out constntly in their ordin- ary conversation. They are extremely polite and make me feel quite like a princess before her subjects when they all rise as I enter the room and remain standing until I am seated. I am already very fond of some of them and am hoping they may some day go to America to school. I must tell you some of their names so you can appreciate my task during the first few weeks of school, when I had exactly ninety of them to memorize. These boys are all in one class: Wei Shoh Run. Yuen Yung Kwan, Li Yas Fu, Tuan Chin Li, Lu Shun Yeh, Chang Pih Shang, Lo Tsing Lien, Djong Shui Fang, Uias Deh En, etc., etc. The first one is the surname, the other two given names. They are always called by all three. The Chinese have a queer custom regarding names. A child is gives' a name at birth, when he starts to school this name is changed and when he graduates it is again changed. When a girl is married she drops her given names entirely and is thereafter known only as So-and-So's wife, or. after she has a son, as So-and-50's mother. One day in a language on proper names my boys were to write the names of their father and mother. They wrote the first without any difficulty but when they came to the second they were puzzled and finally one of the braver ones said, "My mother hasn't any name." Flow would you like that, girls? I-lowever, if a Chinese woman's hardships were confined to this necessitv of going through life nameless they would be a very minor matter compared to what they really are. No American woman can live in China long without feeling eternally thankful that she happened to be born in America instead of here. According to the old Chinese custom, you know, parents betroth their children when they are mere babies and as soon as the little girl is able to work she is taken into the home of her future husband, where she is the virtual slave of her mother-in-law. Not only is she deprievd of all the love and care of her own mother. but is only too often beaten, cursed and imposed upon by the entire family of her husband. The woe-begone, neglected looks of some of these unhappy little "sec-fees," as they are called, are pitiful to see. This continues as long as the mother of the family lives. then the eldest son and his wife become the head of the household and dom- inate the younger ones. With the growing sentiment toward education for women this custom is losing ground and in many of the better families is no longer practiced. A Chinese wife is the property of her husband and has no rights before the law. In fact her only weapon is her tongue and she uses it freely enough sometimes on both her husband and children. Nanking is a city of about 350,000 It was built some time during the second century B. C. and has always been famous as 'an educational center. lt is surrounded by an immense wall twenty miles in circumference, from thirty to seventy feet high and thirty feet thick. There are twelve massive gates, constantly guarded by soldiers and closed every night at nine o'clock. There are places, at intervals, where one can climb to the top of the wall. It is a lovely place to walk and affords a fine view of the city and the surrounding country. The country around Nanking is very picturesque, with mountain ranges on every side and the broad, yellow Yangtze winding along the north and west. It is not at all the barren, desolate place I had always imagined China to be but is green all the year round, with rice and wheat fields, lovely groves of feathery bamboo and hundreds of clear little ponds fringed with willows and covered with lotus and water lilies. I wish I could picture for you the view from my bedroom window. On the horizon about five miles to the east rises old Purple mountain, one of the landmarks of Nanking. The Chinese name is Dzi Ging Shau, or Purple Gold Mountain, and it is happily chosen, for when the sun is bright the whole mountain is a mass of old gold color and in the early morning and evening or an dull days it is a deep purple. In the foreground just beyond the mulberry grove on the other side of our compound wall is a lovely green hill crowned with an old Buddhist temple, called Bu Dje Co, or North Star Temple. There is a steep, winding path leading to this temple, which is occupied by both priests and soldiers. The entire hillside is covered with graves, as indeed is every vacant space in Nanking. We are so accustomed to walking among graves here that we think no more about them than we would of a landscape of wild flowers at home. In fact, the footpaths and old narrow paved roads winding over the hillsides among the graves are our favorite walks. On the hill just back of our house is a little Chinese schoolhouse. It is a tiny, little place with a hard dirt floor and two infinitesimal windows, so high up in the wall that they let in next to no light. The only furniture con- sists of the high tables and benches without backs and an altar with a dust- coverecl Buddha and two or three incense burners upon it. Here the twenty little boy students spend every day in the week from seven o'clock in the morning until dark writing Chinese characters or shouting aloud long lists of characters whose meaning they do not know at all. The teacher is a long-haired, untidy, consumptive-looking individual who lives in the school- house and has a garden and a few chickens. When I looked in one evening recently he was smoking a long-stemmed pipe while the children wrote characters in that cold, dark, dingy room which we would consider unhealthy for even animals. I am at present having my winter vacation, the first I've had this year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days. It comes at this time of year on account of the Chinese New Year, which is the 12th this year. The government has officially adopted January lst as the beginning of the year but an age-old custom cannot be changed in a day and the people still celebrate the old date. The government schools have a three weeks' vacation so the mission schools conform and we have our holidays at this time instead of at Christmas time. The Chinese New Year is the great event of the year. Formerly business houses, schools and all public places were closed for the entire month. Now they are closed the greater part of the week, the people hold feasts and family reunions, all business accounts are settled, gifts and good wishes exchanged and the rites of ancestor worship are per- formed in the ancestral halls. The streets are gay with banners: flags and lanterns wave and the people are buying new clothes, having their heads freshly shaved and patronizing the public bath houses. I am invited to a feast on the evening of the l6th at the home of a Chinese doctor in one of the hospitals here. These Chinese feasts are no insignificant affairs, as the following menu will show you. These dishes were actually served at a wedding feast which one of my friends here attended. The classification is Chinese. Fruit: Pomegranates, pears, oranges: Dried fruits: Cand-ied melon seeds, sugared peanuts, green plums fsimilar to our olivesy, sandja ielly fthe sandja is a small, red fruit resembling crab apples, 5 Vegetables and meats: Shrimps cooked in oil. smoked ham, smoked fish, pickled tripe, salted duck livers, sea weed, ducks' eggs pickled in lime fthese eggs are buried in lime until they are black and perfectly preserved. They are considered a great delicacyj, sweet breads, Large bowls: Sea slugs, fried duck, stewed fish. winter bamboo with pheasants, eight precious foods fthis dish is a conco'tion, of lotus seeds, cypress berries, dates, barley, honey, sandja, lichees fa nutj and rice, all moulded together. It is most deliciousj, crabs, pork balls fried in oil, clear soup with chicken sinews and fish stom- achs: Small Bowls: Clear soup with shrimps without shells, fried kidney, shrimps with water bamboo, chicken skins, garlic sprouts with pheasant. Korean meat, pineapple, Dessert: Dark-cloud-covering-snow fa poetical name for rice with a covering of black seeds. Fortunately it isn't considered discourteous to refuse any of these dishes and it is rather difficult to overeat with chopsticks! One of my schoolboys asked me the other day if foreigners never ate with chop sticks. I suppose he thinks us perfect barbarians. I wish I could tell you of the interesting street scenes I see every day on my way to school. Many of them ludicrous beyond description and others pitiful to a painful degree. If you will come over to see me I'll take you for the most exciting ride you ever had, not in a Thomas Flyer, but in a rick- sliaw with a brawny coolie to pull you, through narrow streets so crowded with donkeys, wheelbarrows and pedestrians that your heart will be in your mouth most of the time for fear you'll run someone down or be spilled out in the mud yourself. . I would appreciate more than I can tell you, any letters you high school people or alumni might write me. I have heard from a few of you and should like so much to hear from others. It is sweet to be remembered any time, you know, but especially so when you are twelve thousand miles from home, With best wishes for all of you, especially the Junior class, and a hope that the l9l6 Scarlet and Black may be the best annual ever publish by the Adel High School, I am. Your sincere friend, A E.. GRACE TAYLOR. Qv- ' -- ' -- ' -- " '- 'Y -- ' -- " ---- ' -:L L::t."v.:1 Letter from Scott Snyder -af.. ..Av.-f.. ,fa Jn. gf C. J. -. -. v. W. ,. -.. ,. v. c. -. -. -.g. Editor Scarlet and Black: Your request for a story for the l9l 5 issue of the high school annual is an appreciated one, but I fear that anything in the nature of a reminiscence from a member of the class of IB93 will be ancient history to your present-day readers. The band of hopefuls released from the Adel High School in that year have not, so far as I have learned, set the world afire in the way their parents hoped, but they had their share of enjoyment while in school and accumulated the usual amotmt of knowledge from the text books and a corps of competent instructors. They were no better and possibly no worse than the average class. They gave Prof. Wilson and his estimable wife as much trouble and as much joy as any other crowd. In spite of the fact that we all thought our "graduation" was the main event in history that year, we did not command nearly so much attention as the world's fair in Chicago or as the birth of a number of Adel babies, some of whom are doubtless members of the class of l9l 5. I might tell you of the love affairs of Bert Byers and Kate Russell, of the achievements of Victor fCaesarJ Johnson in the Latin class, of the painstaking efforts of Millie Campbell and Viola Morey to fit themselves for teaching, of the sisterly efforts of Cora Marsh to help the rest of the class in their studies, of the many "dates" asked of Mame Crawford by the young men of her acquaintance or of the popularity of Grace Nye and the awe in which we all held her father, Rev. C. L. Nye, but that would be telling tales out of school. The only thing I have to offer is about the other member of the class of '93--how he came near shattering the hopes of his parents by failing to receive leis sheepskin. The "Other Member" was inclined to put in his time playing football and baseball, letting someone else figure out his prob- lems in geometry, or learning to play a horn in Verne Russell's band, rather than to become a shining light in the educational world. Things "broke well" for him as a rule and "tomorrow" was a day little thought of. All he seemed lo care for was three invitations to the dining room daily and a batting average of 300. When it came time for selection of final oration subjects and the attendant rehearsals. Prof. Wilson assigned the "Other Member" to his wife, who was the principal. Mrs. Wilson assigned him to her husband, and neither knew that he was not working hard to close his high school career in a blaze of glory and nine pages of Henry Clay oratory. The commencement exerrises were held on Thursdav and things went on smootl-ly until Monday of that week, when Prof. Wilson broke up a contemplated fishing party by casually announcing that he would like to hear the "Other Fellow" rehearse his oration. Because there was nothing else to do, a confession was in order. There was something doing in Mr. Wilson's private office right away. A subject was chosen, assistance given and on Thursday night the people of Adel were treated to a highly-elevating discourse on "The Modern Daily Newspaper." I am free to confess that they were told more about a newspaper that night than I have learned after working around one for twenty years. It was a grind to get the oration ready and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both put in some strenuous hours, but the "Other Member" finally squeezed through and accepted his diploma from President J. B. White as if everything had been carried out in the usual manner. I know this to be a fact, for I was "The Other Member." Scorr SNYDER. Perry, Iowa, February I5. +A - . - .- M- .- .......,. -- H- .f .A -- --A -Psa., .21-,, ifn -vsxf-.ss Letter from Hazel Ferguson ref.,-1.-Gfgaefv, 2,521 -are'-6.5. Miss Elizabeth Storm, Editor l9l6 Scarlet and Black, Adel, Iowa. Dear Miss Storm: The one event which stands out above all others in the history of the class of '07 is the famous class scrap of l906, the year we were Juniors. Contrary to the usual custom, our class and the Senior class were the best of friends, likewise sworn enemies to the two lower classes. On account of this feeling of good fellowship for our Senior brothers and sisters, we decided that the Senior-Junior banquet should be an affair far superior to the banquets our predecessors had offered. We hired the Woodman I-lall, furnished it with all the rugs and rock- ing chairs that our long-suffering mothers would furnish, decorated with plants and pennants, secured the services of the Industrial Society to furnish the "eats" and sat up nights making hand-painted placecards fto the neglect of lessonsj. Meanwhile the Sophs and Freshies were just as busy making plans of an entirely different nature. The son of the county sheriff was inveigled into furnishing handcuffs and shackles, and a supply of white paint was secured. The evening of the banquet the girls arrived at the hall early. They waited and waited, but no boys. At last sounds of warfare arose from the streets below, and the boys dashed up the stairs, minus coats, hats and collars. bruised and muddy and one dangling a pair of shackles. The Sophs and Freshies had made their plans work. On calling the roll two were found missing and the boys went forth to their rescue, finding one hidden in a coal bin, the other still a captive. By this time the town marshal had been called to quell the riot and peace was once more restored. After thread and needle had mended rent garments, bruises dressed and fresh collars found for the crowd, the banquet proceeded, just an hour behind time. Next morning everything from the standpipe to the big rock at the corner of the schoolhouse yard boasted the '08 and '09 numerals, but what did we care. for in our possession was one pair of shackles, worth some five dollars. for which, in due time, the '08 and '09 classes had to pay. This explains why there was no banquet for the '07's. Of course this was a long time ago and such an affair in this present day and age would be entirely out of place, but-well, the members of the class of '07 still know where those shackles are. HAZEL T. FERGUSON, '07 ::f.a:- 'f -:- '- -- -f -- sf -- -- 0- -f -- -- -- .- .- .- .-- -- A- - -4, 1914 Commencement +P- 713:i1?1f1:2Qa0Le22.1:-vas-:rmsfvslfsni:sQ:2i::'-:sxss-v::L::-vs:-:GA-r:A.S1:Q' NOTHER class has been added to the already long list of those leaving Adel High School, and in one sense that of l9l4 was peculiarly prominent among the graduating classes. Their passing from the halls of Adel High School marked an era -"' in Iowa educational affairs. Their graduation was emphasized by the razing of the old home of the Adel schools, the three-story brick build- ing erected some years before. The destruction of the old building revived memories in the minds of many an Adel resident, and touched the hearts of all its graduates. But if any class had been selected by authorities for the particular honor of being the last to graduate from the honored old school house, it could have come no nearer perfection than that class, which by chance was to be thus rewarded, the class of l9l4. So high were the members of this class in scholarship, so valiant in athletics, so effective in their leadership of the school and so successful in their attempts to lift the institution to a higher plane, that their names will stand long in the annals of Adel High School. It is particularly significant, that coincident with the consummation of the class's school career of culture. the outgrown shelter of time-worn bricks that formed the bonds of conservatism should have crumbled to the ground and upon its site sprung a shelter of progress, typifying in its architecture. structure and atmosphere the hone and promise of knowledge and enlightenment. The commencement of I9I4 can be properly said to have begun on the night of May 25, when the annual banquet given by the Junior class was held. Gathered together upon that occasion were the classes of 1914 and l9l5. and the faculty of the year 1913-I4. Professor Lindeman, super- intendent of schools for the past four years, headed the faculty, which was composed of Miss Elsie Axten, principal of the high school then as she is nowg Mrs. R. E.. Joy, the veteran of the faculty: Miss Marcia Wilson, now Mrs. Ralph Hoffman: Miss Carol Conger, now Mrs. Van Storm, and Miss Catherine Alden, now Mrs. Brown, of Lincoln, Neb. Among the mem- bers of the class of l9l4 was Clark Biggs, to whose name a long list of high school titles could be added, a leader of the school for over three years: Lester Chance, supreme athlete for many miles about, and winner of many a victory for the Scarlet and Black. a true sportsman and gentlemang Geneva Wiles, perhaps the most popular young lady and greatest student ever attending Adel High School, at the head of her class and graduating with an extraordi- narily high standingg Ross Smith, noted as a musician of abilityg Mary Celley. who is now training for teaching, and a number of other talented and true young men and women who have matriculated in the school of life. In the class of I9I5 were Ruth Chamberlin. editor-in-chief of the school annual last year: Golden Mitchell and Marv Frances Clark, efficient business mana- gers of the annual, under whose direction the class expenses were cleared away almost before the annual was issued: Mary F ox, toastmistress of the even- ing and a host of other social and scholastic successes. The banquet was conceded to be the most successful ever staged in Adel. The next event of importance was the Baccalaureate, held in the Meth- odist church on Sunday evening. May l 7, the sermon, a masterly effort, being delivered by the Rev. Ira T. Hawk, of the Presbyterian church. Upon this occasion the class made its initial appearance in the cap and gown, being the first class in the history of the school to adopt the dress. This speaks volumes for the democracy of the class and the attitude of Professor Lindeman, who was the prime factor in establishing the custom. On the next Friday evening, May 22, occurred the final event of the year, the commencement, at the splendid Adel opera house. The building was filled to capacity. and the interest of the audience typified the spirit of the citizens, who, by their support of the schools, both financially and per- sonally, have made possible great progress in educational lines. After a few preliminaries, Superintendent Lindeman introduced Dr. Arthur McMurray, who delivered an excellent address full of inspirational messages. Dr. McMurray was enthusiastically received and his advice to the class was listened to with intense interest by the audience. A beautiful quartet of voices followed and presented Schumann's "Summer Song." The valedictory, a great piece of work, was then given by the honor student of the class, Miss Geneva Wiles. After a delightful vocal duet by Ethel James and Viola Buchanan, the president of the board of education, D. E. Luther, with an appropriate speech, presented each of the class with a diploma, tied in the class colors. With the class song, "Waltz and Chorus," from Faust, given in concert, the exercises adjourned. Immediately after the close of the evening's program, a meeting of the newly-graduated class was held and a temporary organization of Adel High School Alumni, with the members of the class as members, and the oflicers of the class as temporary officers of the alumni organization, was formed. Committees were appointed to plan for a general gathering of the alumni and to effect a permanent organization. This meeting, after much expense and labor on the part of the class, was held on the evening of July I4, when a permanent organization of the Alumni of Adel High School was established. A constitution was adopted embodying many of the ideals pre- sented by the class of l9l 4. A committee was appointed to act in co-opera- tion with the school authorities for the advancement of the school. The commencement of l9l4 was a fitting climax to the high school course of the class of l9l4. a commencement that will long stand as the most successful cver held in Adel High School. V. S.'l4 Charge of the Light Brigade. By the step, by the step, By the step, onward, Up the clay hill we climb, Climb the five hundred. Forward the High School, Everyone mind the rule, In the great doors Go the Eve hundred. Forward went every grade, Slowly was progress made, Not tho' the kids knew Everyone had blundered. Theirs not to make reply Theirs not to reason "why?" Theirs but to do or die. On thru the great doors Falter the five hundred. Teachers to right of us, Teachers to left of us, Teachers in front of us, Seems 'most seven hundred. They time us by a bell Never tell us we do well, But we don't care, We're kids from Adel! r We-the Five hundred. ' Handed us books up there, Shut out the sweet. spring air. While we studied and rent our hair All the town wondered. Every day cross "they" spoke, Every day rules we broke. But it was all fun For us-the five hundred. Teachers to the right of us, Teachers to the left of us. Teachers behind us, We're no more encumbered. We-the kids of Adel, All know we have done well. Let them our praises tell. We-the five hundred. When can our glory fade? O. the good grades we've made! All the teachers wonder'd. That's what the Juniors did. Pride of the five hundred. CELERY QUWURU 'Wuxi "MQW wQi"f'WQ ..SQ3?ff1,. , Mmll. 5 'fum A ' SL' Uwjl fl . Ni iq ,X WV 'I .vu Vx M X an c 1 ' . 'IQ - WV' Z ' 19' E E Q J-i'H' . 6 3 K If Q9 " wa- - A M L- k nr 1-, L -.g 'af ,, ' f":'--,,.- W .. ,- UE These sayings are jokes, of course you know, Written only for fun: There are many of them that may not be so: We cannot please everyone. So read them all, and laugh at them, too, While you are looking them o'er, But if you find one written on you. Be careful and Don't Get ' ' Sore. It may seem unfair, by no means just, But others may not think so: So swallow your close. don't think it a thrust, And don't let the others know. We hope you will like every joke that is here, Perhaps you might even want more. But if you find one that makes you feel queer, Be careful and Don't Get Sore. h PM?ry Fox fwhile teaching eighth gradel: uliggers, kids, here comes t e ro ." Lowell S.: "May I have that forty-four cents?" Mr. Lindeman: "I won't have it until day after tomorrow. I haven't the change." Mrs. Joy, in Med. History class. making use of abbreviations: "Can anyone here give the date of the period known as the 'Baby. Cap.'?" Miss Axten: "Harry, you may describe Jerry as Dickens makes us see him." Harry: "Search me, I can't do it." Art Editor to Forrest: "Have you any baby picture of yourself?" Forrest: "No, but I'll get some taken pretty soon." Merle Chance in Eng. X.: "The shoe factory burned down and five thousand soles Csoulsj were lost." Edith Steele must learn to notice Miss Axten's gaze before passing a note. We wonder why Miss Axten refers to the author of "The Tale of Two Cities" as a little bit of Dickens. Miss Ady, in German I.: "Opal where does your nie fkneel come?" What makes Manley so fond of cats? A Freshman translating "I-laec in Gallis est importanus" made it: "Hike into Gaul, it's important." Miss Ady to Merritt Young in German I.: "You're too soft, lVlerritt.'-' llnoud laughter from class.J Miss Ady fblushingj : "Well, you are, your voice is so low." The Seniors gain wisdom. Golden M. tells us that Silas Marner wrote "Adam Bedef' Harry B. fafter a new division had been made in the German classjz "ls this our class or the other?" Miss Axten, in Eng. XI.: "By scansion you may tell where the end of the line begins." Mary, as she climbed out of the buggy: "Thank you, Edith, for the ride." Edith S.: "Much obliged." Miss Thomson fAlg. XIJ: "By our method of limitation we change our determination and get our simple equation." Miss Axten: "Look at the note on page 437 in your appendix." Miss Newcomb: "Manley, please keep your seatg David, also your head." The favorite expressions of some of our dear teachers are: ".i"ow ' Y! li ' Ol ask yourself the question: Now, frmstanceg and--. Mr. Fowler: "Merritt, what are you worth?" Miss Axten, after hearing Ruth Celley's description of a beautiful moonlight night: "Did you see that all by yourself, Ruth?" fSudden burst of laughterj Miss A.: "Well, I meant, did you think that out yourself?" Miss Ady, after someone had laughed at her for nearly falling off her seat: "It takes very little to entertain some folks." Mr. Lindeman, speaking to Freshies: "Now, don't waste your time by looking at the pictures in your Algebras." Miss Axten: "Give a part of the vow that Arthur's knights took." Dwight: "Love one maiden only, cleave to her." "Button, Button, who's got the Button?" ulvyl has." Professor Lindeman, in Physics recitation: "What is hydrostatic paradox?" Ruth Chamberlain, whispering to neighbor: "Say, is that something like an artesian well?" Miss Ady: U Thomas, did you throw that chalk?" Tom: "I don't remember, but I don't believe I did." Soph: "Did you know Julius Caesar had an Irish girl?" Junior: "No, where did you hear that?" Soph: "lt says in my Caesar pony-'Caesar came to the Rhine and proposed to bridge it.' " The night was dark, The air was sweeter, The 'lightning flashed And killed a moskeeter. E x. Miss Ady: "What are the principal parts of the verb meaning 'to gather in'?" Hugh: "Hugo, hugere, pressi, squeeze 'em." Miss Axten, in Eng. XI.: "Wesley, what masterpiece have you pro- duced today?" Bill C.: "Handsome Harry." Sidney C.: "I have been still for a solid minute now, and it has been the longest minute I ever passed in my life." Miss Thomson in Geom.: "Why doesn't OE lie in AB?" Ward: "Because it lacks about an inch." Mrs. Joy Ctranslating Vergill: " 'Infelixf Oh, unhappy man." Ruth Chamberlain: "Well, where did you get your man?" Mr. Lindeman, when passing around picture-show tickets: "Now, any of you who aren't here--" Everyone: "Did the boys borrow their powder of Miss Ady or Cleta?" Green Freshie, as one of the Juniors' best dressers advanced to the front: "No wonder it's so noisy in here, just look at that dress." We wonder what the critic meant at the Quill program when he said that "all speakers should stand on their own feet?" Miss Ady: "Ward, you have an exaggerated sense of humor. you act perfectly foolish and your incessant giggling has worn my nerves to a point where I can't stand your babyish actions any longer." Miss Newcomb: "David, you are a great way behind in your lessons: you can't spare a minute." Lowell: "He'll 'ketchup.' " In Physical Geography class. Mr. Fowler: "Zelma Conant, what are the names of the two thermometers?" Zelma fthinking very hardlz "Well-er, the kind the doctor uses, and--er, I don't know the name of the other." Miss Axten: "What does insistence mean?. Use in a sentence." Ward: "I know what insist means, but not insistence." Miss Axten: "Try using it in a sentence." Ward: "She insists that I tell her what ins'stence means." Miss Newcomb, in Sewing Class fannouncing the next day's lessonl: "Girls, tomorrow we will finish dyeing." Umpire fin basket ballfs "Foul." Cute Scrub: "Oh, where are the feathers?" Nearby Senior: "This is a picked team, little one." FAMOUS ALIBIES I. No, I don't want to subscribe, my sister fmaybe brother, cousin. uncle, aunt or anybody else, , takes the Scarlet and Black. 2. Oh, why I wrote that, then forgot to bring it to school. Will. it be all right if I bring it tomorrow?" 3. I didn't hear you assign that lesson, I thought the lesson wast- 4. I really can't stay after school tonight, I have an appointment with the dentist!!! 5. I have a terrible headache, I must go home. - Miss Axten fin Reading classlz "I..itttIe children will like this little poem. Read it to us. Marvel." Did you notice Opal blush when Edith Steele said "that baker's bread always tasted sour?" V! hy not at least try to defend our friends? Miss Ady: "Get the verbs even unto the third and fourth conjugationsf' Nellie F.: "You said so." Miss Newcomb: "I'm not the only one who says so. All good authorities do." Mr. Fowler: "If all the money in the U. S. was divided up, we'd each have about S35." David C.: "I'll take mine now." Miss Ady: "What does Schneider mean?" Lowell: "Pork and beans." I-larry: "Naw, catsup." Miss Axten: "I'll raise the.window." "No," shrieked Ruth C., "It's too cold." Miss A., raising window: "Then sit over by Timothy, Ruth, he'll keep you warm." Mrs. Joy: "Won't it be funny to be looking down on the earth a thousand years from now?" Fred W.: "Yes, or looking up." Now, why aren't we, the Junior class, the most important class in A. H. SQ "We make more noise." "Cause more trouble." "Furnish more music." "Get more high grades." "More low grades." "Cause more tardiesf' "Are the only class in high school that can publish an annual." "'I-low could the H. S. get along without the Junior class?" Recipe for Kisses ffound in Ruth Ffs H. E.. C, notebookjz To one piece of dark piazza add a little moonlight: take for granted two people. Press in two strong ones a small, soft hand. Lift lightly two ounces of attrac- tion, one of romance: add a large measure of jolly, stir in a floating ruffle of silenceg dust in a quantity of hesitation, one ounce of resistance, two of yield- ing. Place the kisses on a flushing cheek, or two lips, flavor with a slight scream, and set aside to cool. fThis will succeed in any climate, if directions are carefully followedj Tennyson could take a worthless sheet of paper, write a poem on it and make it worth 325,000 That's genius. John D. can write a few words on a sheet of paper and make it worth 35,000,000 That's capital. The editor of the Scarlet and Black can write a check for 5c and it won't be worth a cent. That's tough. The staff burns the midnight oil to turn out a few pages for you to criticise. That's the Scarlet and Black. You can get to work and hand in a story, a poem, or a joke. That's school spirit. Dainty little Soph. goes tripping Into class, Into class, Thru his mind the lessons slipping, Will he pass? . Will he pass? Will he e'er a Junior be? Junior big? Junior big? Let him one hard lesson see: Learn to dig! Learn to dig! 1 'W' V I 'Q 4 , . -g"'l Hcwdquiiteis U Young Men s and Boys New, Nobby Nifty, Up to the Minute Clothing and Furnishings We are successors to J. O. Carter at the old S. T Smith store on the west side of the square and have put in complete new lines in all departments. we Quanw Store" f A' fr., y in ff. R 1. "'7Ei - l r 1 1 I 5 lion Shirts and Collars. We are exclusive agents and wc specialize on this line of goods. Every Shirt bearing the "Lion Brand" label is guaran- teed as to color, Gt and service, and in Collars We have the new thIng3 first. THE QUALITY STORE Clothing, Furnishings and Hats . E. R. URR, Prop. , w l t ll wa U l f 2 t l V xl 1 S. M. LEACI-I, Pres. ROBERT LEACH, Cashier Adel State Bank Oldest Incorporated Bank in Dallas County UAPn1oTALnii31l?QlL92 ADEL, IOWA J l M ' 1 t w l H BTABLISHED 1878 Buckman 8L Bales Hardware Implements Heating And Plumbing ADEL IOWA , I ,X 1-A Y , ia 1: I c 6 sa.. ,,,' 'Q , ADEL IOWA LIGHTS POWER and ICE Adel Dallas Center De Soto and Van Meter f"" 'X del lightiPowerCo. ,mini .cj Xb.. Electric Percolator makes coffee that is abso- lutely perfect. Just turn ff 1 1 the switch and it will do - ' the rest. The latest in- vention for domestic use. i. A X Z' fig fl ,1 f! fy fl If ,fi N. if, f fi ij! ix . fit ff Heating or Warming Pads with long cord and attach- ment plug. A 3 heat switch near the pad. Heat can be reg- ulated from just a warm pad to one almost hot enough to burn. Unexcelled for the sick room and just right for the bed room. Let us order you one now. "El GrilIo," ItBgil51 mg, C Broils, Toasts and Fries. 'ii ' i ' ' ' ' Could you conceive of a more f , g 'Q desirable, handy gift? Ev- . 'JH ' QS-7 ery family should have one. - -' ff" Can be used in any socket in any room of the house Unex- celled for Quick Lunches on hot summer evenings. Let as show you oar Electric Fans, Time Saving Iron, Handy Toaster and other Electric Devices. A SUPERIOR QUALITY Rugs, Linoleums, Carpets, Cloaks, Lace Curtains, Window Shades, Corsets, Shoes, Rain Coats, . Underweay, Sweaters. EVERYTHING IN DRY GOODS. E. S. SHULTZ. RALPH E JOY, PRES. S. M. LEACH TREAS. J S JOY SEC Y Oldeil and Mo l Com lrle Sei of Books in the C ADEL ABSTRACT, LOAN W LAND CO. SUCCESSORS TO J. R JOY 8: CO. CAPITAL STOCK 510,000 ABSTRACTS LANDS LOANS INSURANCE Office, Court House Phone ZZ Adel, Iowa Miss Axten tells Dick he may go to another seat for exam. Very innocently Dick asks-"Will I need my book?" Miss Axten, blandly-"You may need it but you won't be allowed to use it." A certain Freshie had an English theme returned which he had not numbered. To call his attention to this Miss Axten had written across the back of the paper, "Number, Please." The Freshie gazed in utter bewildermentafew minutes and then said, "Well, I wonder what she thinks I am anyway, a telephone girl?" JEWELRY There is much to admire in our display of Sparkling Gems and Attractive Novelties for the simple reason that our assortment is remarkable. It's only necessary to look at what we have to see that this is the case. Your eyes must describe it to you, as we cannot attempt the task. Seeing is knowing, and in this case knowing is almost equivalent to buying. Our prices are reasonable. C. B. Cnzad BEM G. W. CONANT Produce Station Flour, Feed and Poultry Supplies. Cash paid for Cream, Eggs aud Poultry. West Side Square, Adel. PHONE No. 109. RESIDENCE PHONE 155. nmeto Us Of Every Description C. A. FORRESTER The Store DRUGGIST AND JEWELER Drug Store Goods of a Dependable Quality at reasonable prices. Full line Watches and Jewelry. Edison Diamond Disc Class Pins and Rings. Phonographs. The Rfxall Stores are Americn's Grenlc-st ll rug Stores. 3 O 6 I-I-I P va 5 0 It didn't fool us, -I 2 'Fa We bet that you Q 5 as Think this is going E 2.9 4 lu To be a poem, 5 O But it isn't. 5 3 S5 LI-4 5 , rn cu W 5-5 'S :ws Q f-l L' 5 The Picnic Dinner Is fully supplied at our store. We always have the choicest Fancy Groceries, Fruits and Confectionery that money and experience can secure. We take pride in the excellence of our service. Lon B. Smith, The People's Grocer J. F. TAWNEY GOOD THINGS TO EAT. Fancy Groceries and Fresh and Cured Meats No deal with us is complete until you are satisfied. Heston 6- Stacy Up-to-Date Pharmacists Complete Line of Drugs and Druggists' Sundries, Wall Paper and Paints, Spaulding Athletic Goods, Gunther's Chocolates. Try Our Ice Cream s The Best is Most Desirable. An industrious Junior brought a fly swatter to assembly, one day, which quickly received a place of honor at the 'tcacher's desk.' Very soon the Junior was laughing heartily. "Well-" asked "Her Honor" "what is so funny?" "O teacher, really I didn't mean to. but I couldn't help it, A Hy tickled me." And teacher gave back the swatter. Miss Ady Cto Francis, who was giving a declension in GermanJ- "Which way are you going?" Francis-"Down." Miss Ady famid great laughterj-"Well, we will hope for the best." What is Home Without Music? Z g g Music-the one thing that ' im banishes home monoton t tttil -H -me Y' V care and trouble- tj Q l e- that brings amusement, , Atttll ull pleasure and refinement. 'Vt 5 tl LUTHER at SON Milf: J Ewa J, My F fh, can furnish this music and tt- ' f t t ua tltltw ,gt my . 1 . at W the mstrument to p ay it on. ll? Come in before buying and see our fine line of PIANOS and MUSIC, and let us figure with you. D. E. LUTHER Sc SON The home of Fine Furniture, Pianos. Ruis, Linoleu nl, etc. H. H. CRENSHAW Real Estate Farm Loans Insurance Adel, Iown IISHYHIICB Fire, Lightning and Tornado Time tried and Fire tested Let us write you a Policy on Farm or City Property Russell Loan Sc Title Co. C. B. Dawe , Manager Insurance Dep't ff ', 1 L ' ' 321, sill Q41 of 'WX - Oveilaud Model 80 .- Adel Auto Company J. W. BATTERSON, Prop. DEALER IN Cadillac and Overland Cars Storage Supplies Repairs Miss Axtcn see'ng Fred Wiodncr throw a large quantity of unused paper in the basket-"Fred, dont you realize that is wasteful. If you keep up suzh extravagant habits, you'll die in the poor-house." Freddie -':MQght as well die there as anywhere." Miss Ady-"Lloyd, if you can't quit talking, you had better move up to this vacant seat here." Lloyd Conant, with an innocent look flooding his face and a voice all seriousness-"I beg your pardon but I wasn't talking that time." ' And she believed. lhe Sanitary Grocery Walter E. Scott Physician and Surgeon CHINAWARE EE ir We can supply any of Also your needs in this line by EYE the set or piece. EAR We are Adells headquar- NOSE ters for Fancy and Sta- And ple Groceries. THROAT. l 8 l Spectacles Fitted Adel, Iowa. E Groceries, Chinaware, ADEL, IOWA Work Clothes. Herbert Floyd BARBER Keeps the shop where every- thing is done up right. ADEL, IOWA C. V. 1VIcGriff You will always look well if you get your Barber Work done at my shop. A customer once surely a customer always. ADEL, IOWA J. F. BOMBERGER G0 TO MERCHANT 'rA1LoR THE PALACE and enjoy the evening. Nothing but the very best Cleaning Pressing pictures Shown. Repaifing Carl Hodson ADEL, IOWA Mfmagel' The First National Bank Capital 550,000.00 Surplus and Undivided ' Profits 58,000 l J. W. Russell, President D. A. Blanchard, Vice Pres. Wm. Roberts, Cashier L. R. Rokcrts, Ass't Cashier i ADEL, IOWA WILSON'S LIVERY WM- D- VALENTINE W' C' WILSON' Prop' Horse-shoeing, Plow, Mill and T! Wagon Work Team and Auto Livery PROMPT SERVICE Ph N . 28R2 Ad l. I , one 0 e owa Satisfaction Guaranteed The Ford car is built to serve and to save. It is low in first cost, but its greatest economy is in the after cost of operation. No ex- travagant upkeep charges-no heavy tire and repair bills-just the satisfying day after day ability to go anywhere, over any kind of roads-in any kind of weather-and get back again-less than two cents a mile. More than seven hundred thousand Ford owners are enjoying Ford service and experiencing the reality of Ford Economy. Buyers of Ford cars will share in profits if we sell at retail 300,000 new Ford cars between August, 1914, and August, 1915. Touring Car S490g Runabout S4401 Town Car S690g Coupelet S7503 Sedan 5975, fully equipped, f. o. b. Detroit. On Display and Sale at Burkett Auto Co. Adel and Dallas Center DINGWELL 86 CLARKE LAWYERS , ADEL, IOWA Miss Ady in German class- "Thomas, will you please keep Still?" Painting and Paper Tom-"I never said nothin'." , Miss Ady-"Yes I know you Hanglng' didn't, but you looked like you Ph 198R OHS were going to." Harry C. Irvin, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Diseases of Children a Specialty. Surgery of the Nose :md Throat. ADEL, IOWA Sylvia E. Morgan Chiropractor Ofiice in First National Bank Building VISITORS WELCOMED Calls attended day and night PHONE 102 ADEL, IOWA Dr. R. C. Frush DENTIST FIRST FLOOR SANATORIUM Phone 85R2 ADEL IOWA C. E. Mershon, M. D. Office--Caldwell Block Hours-9 to 11 a. mg 2 to 5 p. mg 7 to 8 p. m. Residence-Main Street, two olocks west of spuare. ADEL, IOWA Dr. E. A. Witmer DENTIST ADEL, IOWA Miss Ady-"Isn't your name Harry?" Fred W.-"No'm." Miss Ady-"Well, I have a Harry somewhere." Frank Baldwin Jeweler Optometrist Registered by Examination ADEL, IOWA D. G. Barkalovv M. D. Office, Caldwell Block Office Hours-9 to 11 a. mg 2to4p.mg'7to8p.m. ADEL, IOWA MRS. 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