Adel High School - Scarlet and Black Yearbook (Adel, IA)
- Class of 1916
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Text from Pages 1 - 132 of the 1916 volume:
Smrlei anim Mark
The Junior Class
Adel Higll School
Class of 1916
To MRS. JEANETTE JOY
Honored by Students and Faculty
alike, as one always ready
to help promote the
Adel High School
we, the Class of 1916
respectfully dedicate this volume
"Scarlet and Black."
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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-
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S. A. DOUGLAS WALTER E. SC
THE GRADES and DOMESTIC SCIENCE
Cora Lorenz, 8th Grade.
Mary Harper, 6th Grade.
7th Grade. Carolyn B. Newcomb
2nd Grade. May Richardson,
and Book Keeping
Mary Stacy, advanced 1st Grade
Hazel Ferguson, Przmary
Ruth Thomson. R. W. Fowler. Janet B. Ady.
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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,
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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.
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?
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
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fApologies to Kiplingjl
President - - Manley Storm
Vice President - - Martha Button
Secretary and Treasurer Georgia Clark
Raymond M. Button G. Clark
Freshman Rogues' Gallery
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Description: A swift walker flike a snaill.
Former Crime: l-le rrusi have studied once.
Present Crime: Feeding his face.
Description: Curly hair.
Former Crime: Living elsewhere.
Present Crime: Traveling.
Description: Peaceable blue eyes.
Former Crime: Studying.
Present Crime: Same.
Description: Short UI.
Former Crime: Studying.
Present Crime: Taking life easy.
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.
Description: A walking bellows.
Former Crime: Being funny.
Present Crime: Trying to be funny.
Description: Perpetual motion discovered at last.
Former Crime: Pounding a piano.
Present Crime: Hunting mice.
Description: So dark.
Former Crime: Working the teacher.
Present Crime: Working her Algebra.
Description: Calm and sedate.
Former Crime: Studying hard.
Present Crime: Getting E's in everything.
Description: Small and sprightly.
Former Crime: Writing notes.
Present Crime: Smiling.
Description: A star in the class.
Former Crime: Nobody knows.
Present Crime: She wants a maxim silencer
Description: T-a-a-l-l and slim.
Former Crime: Growing.
Present Crime: Wishing he hadn't.
Former Crime: Doing nothing.
Present Crime: Loafing in Senior rows.
ELIZABETH Ho1.- '
Former Crime: Laughing and smiling.
Present Crime: Whispering out loud.
Description: Lively, jolly.
Former Crime: None.
Present Crime: Too bright for classmates.
Description: Nothing like Thomas.
Former Crime: Being quiet.
Present Crime: Being a Freshman.
MAN LEY S'roRM-
Description : Non-descript.
Former Crime: Hunting a girl.
Present Crime: Still hunting one.
Description: Chewing gum.
Former Crime: Writing letters.
Present Crime: Writing notes.
Description: Tall. dark complexion.
Former Crime: Being good.
Present Crime: Being better.
Former Crime: Speaking when the teacher speaks to her.
Present Crime: Not speaking when the teacher speaks to her.
Description: Young and brilliant.
Former Crime: Getting lessons.
Present Crime: Trying to astonish you with wood-craft.
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.
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.
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President - Clarence Van Fussen
Vice President - Hazel Ulery
Secretary - - Ward Miller
Treasurer Leone Barngrover
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In Durance Vile
Adel's sun was slowly setting 4
O'er the cornflelcls far away,
Streaming through the high. school windows
At the close of one sad dayg
And its rays fell on the faces
Of a "Soph" and teacher there.
He with pale face all a-tremble,
She with red and glistening hair:
He with knock-knees, bumping loudly:
She with lips compressed so tight
That scarce the words could utter.
"You may stay with me tonight."
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
My size was in proportion to my wisdom, wouldn't I be big?
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.
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.
I had a girl I would be in my seventh heaven of delifzht,
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?
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.
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.
I didn't live in the country, I wouldn't have any topics for mv themes.
It wasn't for rry golden curls, I wouldn't be called Goldielrrlcs.
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.
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Vice President - Beatrice Harvey
Secretary-Treasurer Grace Claassen
Sarge-ant-al-Arms - Donald Eastman
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OPAL BUTTON "Irish"
Adelphic, Lyric Club
"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."
"She delights to dispense
of worldly wisdom as a
strong man to win a race."
SEC'Y and TREAS.
"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
Quill, Joke Editor
"I have no patience with
the blues at all."
WILMA MYERS "Willie"
Adelphic, Lyric Club
"Liked here, liked there,
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"
"I like fun and I like jokes,
about as well as most of
Adelphic, Lyric Club
"She puts her worries
down in the bottom of her
heart, sits on the lid and
DWAINE SPILLERS "Tar"
Adelphic, Ass't Bus. Mgr.
And Io! in this child I see
For beneath the surface
lie many manful thoughts."
"A modest maid, yet self
Quill, Football '12, '13, '14
"A heart to resolve, a head
to contrive and a hand to
DORIS DILLON ' 'D2"
Quill, Literary Editor
"She would rather talk
with a man than an angel
HAROLD COFFIN "Colfee"
Adelphic, Football '14
"Just watch me when I get
out of here."
RUTH FINLEY "Ruthie"
Quill, Lyric Club
"No possession gratifying
without a companion."
DWIGHT SMITH "Dyke"
Adelphic, Sec'y and Treas.
"He, who would make
"Blessed are the meek
for they shall inherit the
FRANCIS BALES "Fussy"
Quill, Ass't Editor
"In thy face, I see the map
of honor, truth and loyal-
TIMOTHY HOL "Tim" ""'
Quill. Football '14
"Beware! I may yet do
THOMAS FISKE "Tom"
"Wouldn't I make a fine
Adelphic. Basket ball
"Who gained no title and
who lost no friend."
"Disguise our bondage as
'Tis woman, woman rules
"Keeping everlastingly at
it always brings success."
"Mostly mild and quiet is
And yet, 'neath all is mis-
DARREL WRIGHT "Dick"
Football. Ba sket ball
A never-say-die athlete.
IVYL BUCK MAN "Bucky"
"I am not only witty my-
-self but the cause of that
wit that is in other folk."
LOUISE CLARK ffseckyv
"You have such a happy
Such a very pleasant man-
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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
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,"
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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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
RUTH CHAMBERLAIN--This illustrious young lady was born under the sign
of an "E," which indicates Excellent on report cards and Easy in
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
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.
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5-Meeting of old friends in new school building.
6--Getting settled. These seats are horrible.
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.
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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.
-David spends music period on the road between office and the
25+Music class witness play, "Il Trovatoref' with Mrs. Joy as star
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.
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
8-Victrola concert. New mode of punishment for sinners.
9-Miss Ady springs another green dress.
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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?
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Vice President .......... Mary Fox
Secretary ..... . . . Forrest Mullins
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Vice President ........ Marie Jolley
Secretary .... . .. Lowell Smith
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Jolley M. Clark
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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
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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,
"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' ! !
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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.
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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
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.
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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
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
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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
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
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Some Facts in Modern History
fWith apologies to Mrs. Joyj
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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.
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High School Masquerade
October 30. 1914
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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
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"
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.
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The Inevitable Ending
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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
"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
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
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.
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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,
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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.
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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
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
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.
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Letter from Scott Snyder
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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
I know this to be a fact, for I was "The Other Member."
Perry, Iowa, February I5.
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Letter from Hazel Ferguson
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Miss Elizabeth Storm,
Editor l9l6 Scarlet and Black,
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
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
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
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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.
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.
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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.
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,
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
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
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
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
The favorite expressions of some of our dear teachers are: ".i"ow
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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
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?"
Professor Lindeman, in Physics recitation: "What is hydrostatic
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
Miss Ady: "What are the principal parts of the verb meaning 'to
Hugh: "Hugo, hugere, pressi, squeeze 'em."
Miss Axten, in Eng. XI.: "Wesley, what masterpiece have you pro-
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."
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
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
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
John D. can write a few words on a sheet of paper and make it worth
The editor of the Scarlet and Black can write a check for 5c and it
won't be worth a cent.
The staff burns the midnight oil to turn out a few pages for you to
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
Thru his mind the lessons slipping,
Will he pass?
. Will he pass?
Will he e'er a Junior be?
Let him one hard lesson see:
Learn to dig!
Learn to dig!
Young Men s and
New, Nobby Nifty,
Up to the Minute
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"
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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
THE QUALITY STORE
Clothing, Furnishings and Hats
. E. R. URR, Prop.
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S. M. LEACI-I, Pres. ROBERT LEACH, Cashier
Adel State Bank
Oldest Incorporated Bank in Dallas County
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Buckman 8L Bales
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Adel Dallas Center De Soto
and Van Meter
makes coffee that is abso-
lutely perfect. Just turn
the switch and it will do - '
the rest. The latest in-
vention for domestic use. i. A
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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, .
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
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?"
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
Flour, Feed and Poultry Supplies.
Cash paid for Cream, Eggs aud Poultry.
West Side Square, Adel.
PHONE No. 109. RESIDENCE PHONE 155.
Of Every Description
C. A. FORRESTER
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.
It didn't fool us, -I 2 'Fa
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But it isn't. 5 3 S5
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
Heston 6- Stacy
Complete Line of
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries,
Wall Paper and Paints,
Spaulding Athletic Goods,
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?"
Miss Ady famid great laughterj-"Well, we will hope for the
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
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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
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
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- Oveilaud Model 80 .-
Adel Auto Company
J. W. BATTERSON, Prop.
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
And she believed.
lhe Sanitary Grocery
Walter E. Scott
Physician and Surgeon
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
Keeps the shop where every-
thing is done up right.
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.
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
J. W. Russell, President D. A. Blanchard, Vice Pres.
Wm. Roberts, Cashier L. R. Rokcrts, Ass't Cashier
WILSON'S LIVERY WM- D- VALENTINE
W' C' WILSON' Prop' Horse-shoeing, Plow, Mill and
T! Wagon Work
Team and Auto Livery
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
, 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
were going to."
Harry C. Irvin, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Diseases of Children a
Surgery of the Nose :md
Sylvia E. Morgan
First National Bank Building
Calls attended day and night
PHONE 102 ADEL, IOWA
Dr. R. C. Frush
FIRST FLOOR SANATORIUM
C. E. Mershon, M. D.
Hours-9 to 11 a. mg 2 to 5 p. mg
7 to 8 p. m.
Residence-Main Street, two
olocks west of spuare.
Dr. E. A. Witmer
Miss Ady-"Isn't your name
Miss Ady-"Well, I have a
Registered by Examination
D. G. Barkalovv
Office, Caldwell Block
Office Hours-9 to 11 a. mg
MRS. GUYER HANES
D I-l MILLER
A. J. GOODRICH, Prop
Attorney and Counselor
General Practice ln all State
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a ha f, p ease.
"Better Be Safe Than Sorry"
Only Expert Help Employed in Our Title Work. Modern Methods.
DALLAS 'COUN TY
ABSTRACT COMPANY .
JNO. G. REGAN, Manager
G. W. WILLIAMS J. W. SNYDER
DEALER IN GROCERIES, SHOE HOSPITAL
MEATS AND BAKED GOODS 3
We Operate Every Day
ADEL, IOVVA ADEL, IOWA
One day noon, Vernon McGriiT went home full of excitement.
"Oh mother," he said, "I got 100 this morning."
"That is nice," replied his mother, "but what was it in?"
"Fifty in German and fifty in Algebra," answered Vernon proudly
The Dallas County News
LARGEST PAPER IN THE COUNTY
Its quality is as big as its size
THE ONLY SMALL THING IS ITS PRICE
51.00 PER YEAR
Harvey, the Baker
Everybody must eat Bread. When you see the label of
HARVEY on a loaf you know that you are eating good,
clean, wholesome bread. His Pies, Cakes and other Bakery
Goods are above the Standard.
S D J . N U Z U M VVhile in town make the
A cti er FEED SHED
Your headquarters. VVe
And shell and grind feed,
Real Estate also sell Hay, Grain and
ADEL, - lGW'A .
Your patronage soh-
...FOR ALL KINDS or...
P H O T 0 G R A P H S
Also we run the best
That can be had every
X Tuesday, Thursday and Satur-
, day With Vaudeville.
Our Telephone Number is 169 Call Us Up
I. U. IKENBERRY
H. H. HUTZELL
Ihave a Universal Wood Working Machine
and am prepared to do all kinds of work.
Phone 161 Adel, Iowa
J. B. VVhite G. VV. Clarke
WHITE Sz CLARKE
Attorneys at Law
Office over Adel State Bank Caldwell Block
McKAY'S TRANSFER COMPANY
W. L. Keeney, Manager
GOODS CAREFULLY HANDLED
A. I. KULP, D. V. M.
Oilice and Hospital
Half block north of Opera House
Hawkeye phone No. 36
One block north of Arlington
Hawkeye No. 66, Mutual No. 20
Miss Axten-"Who can tell
some of the personal charac-
teristics of Tennyson?"
Ward Miller-"Well, he was a
lover of nature, and he liked
to walk in the timber by him-
self. and well-he was a good
ENGRAVED PRINTED BOUND
In one complete Plant
Under one Management
School and College
Quality and Service
Vlfrite For Estimates
Successor to Williamson-Haffner Co.
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