Alameda High School - Acorn Yearbook (Alameda, CA)

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I . 1 I i E I L I mu. 'uivnngmf-n:.1Jw.1.u4.m:vmnk.: w if v'1,"-- v ., ma. -.-A ' 5wz.',in-J' 1-2, ...V V -X 1.12: . 2"w.4aP.',1.,vw' ..' S L,--Ji." , 1 .:J -A--'4.w:.m M A.. .:-.evzu.m . -url' J",-if 1,1 . ,nl ' zgqeq , 'x -Q. . ,, ,gn ,1 , :gf f, 'r naar, M. ---w - .224 -31 Pia E23 52 E E E E E E S FoREWoRD VVING to the fact that there was no Acorn last term, this edition will embody some of the interesting and pleasant incidents of last term. All of us realize the necessity of saving money during this great war and accordingly the Administrative Board decided to have the Acorn but once a year and that the total outlay to produce the book should not exceed 52600. Everyone must bear in mind that previous Acorns have cost from S750 to 8950, and accordingly the editor and manager have found it hard to meet difficulties, such as advances in paper and ma- terials. This book is not a High Senior or a Low Senior publica- tion. It is the school's book financed by the Low and High Senior Classes, the merchants of Alameda, and the school. The school, however, grants the Senior Class the privilege ot' publishing the Acorn with the understanding that it is not the book of the Senior Class but that it belongsi to every Class of the school. - V This issue is a patriotic one-' and the editor and manager, co-operating with the students, have striven on all occasions to keep in mind the ever timely motive of economy, hence this book represents not only that spirit, but also in part, the patriotic fervor of the Alameda High School. 'I I Dr. George C. Thompson ..,,.... Mr. Willis Minium ............. Miss May V. Haworth ........ Miss Hazel Abernathy .. Mr. Arthur Agard ........,.... Mr. John Carpenter ......... Mr. Chas. Coan ............... Mr. Chas. Daniels ............. Miss Emma Garretson .,....,, Miss Matilda Brown ....,.,.. Mr. Paul Evans ............... Miss Catherine Chace ....... FACULT Y .Principal .Vice-Principal Head of Science Dept. A lg ig i , . .Head of Mafhematics Dept. Vice Principal .Head of Art Dept. .Head of English Dept. .Head of Applied Science Dept .Head of History Dept. .Head of Latin Dept. .Head of Modern Language Dept .School Secretary .Head of Commercial Dept. .Commercial Branches Mr. D. Coughlan ................. ........ M athematics-Applied Science Miss Mary F. Connelly .......... ........ H istory Miss Blanche DuBois .......... ........ A lgebra, Geometry Miss Majorie Grinnell ........ ........ P hysical Culture Mrs. Gladys Hallett ........ ........ E nglish Miss Lucile Hevsiett ....... ........ M athematics-Applied Science Mr. McKenzie .............. ......... A pplied Science Miss E. Niles ....................... ........ E nglish Miss Hanna Oehlmann ...... ........ G erman-Algebra Mrs. Edna Partch ........... ........ C ommercial Branches Miss E. Peck ....,........... ........ M usic Mr. Richard Phelps ..... ........ M anual Training ' Mr. Ames Peterson ........ ........ E nglish Mr. Otto Rittler .......... ........ P hysical Culture Mrs. Helen Russ .......... ........ D rawing Miss E. Venard ......... ........ C ommercial Branches Miss I. Venard ......... ........ S panish E S S Q S. FE. E S S S S S S S 'H 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 44444444444 DEDICATION E, THE PUPILS OF THE I ALAMEDA HIGH SCHOOL IN APPRECIATION OF THE FORMER STUDENTS WHO HAVE SO GALLANTLY JOINED THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY, GRATEFULLY DEDICATE THIS ISSUE TO THEM G? Q C? Q 5 Q wa 5, is if is E S 'E Ei Pi, F., E 'S E S E F F Fe: SERVICE LIST HE ACORN publishes with pride the following list of 221 former students who are now enlisted and enrolled in the service of our country: Adams, Harry . Adams, Henry Baker, Robert Barnes, Alonzo Bates, Edward Bates, Leslie Bates, Norman Bates, Richard Baum, Charles Beach, Ed. Bean, W. S. Beggs, Alfred Beringer, Lawrence Birbeck, Tom Bissell, W. H. Boodt, William Borkman, Caroline Bosse, Henry Brommage, Ray Browning, George Brush, Edmund Brush, Spencer Bryan, Walter ' Buben, Rudolph Bussey, Henry Buttner, Robert I. Case, Valjean Cathcart, William Christy, Robert Clark, Morris Close, Frank Coffin, Bart Cooley, Edwin Cormick, Homer Cramer, Norris Cramer, Walter Croll, Walter Culver, Irving Davis, Sam Deas, Howard Delanoy, Jesse De La Mater, Leslie Dengel, Leonard D'Evelyn, Bernice D'Evelyn, Wright De Witt, Clinton Dexter, Philip Dickinson, Howard Dickinson, Ralph DiVecchio, Emil Durkee, Wilford Durney, Raymond Durst, Edward Eastman, Chauncey Eaton, Jack Estes, Frank Etter, Omer Everts, Edward Everts, Will Farrington, Bruce Faulkner, Paul Figg, George Fisher, Bernice Foster, Wm. Frost, Dudley Funke, Hall Gannon, Kent Ganzer, John Gay, Earl Gay, Elmer Gay, Frank Gill, Clark Gilliland, Albert Goldbaum, Harold Goodwin, Bert Gray, Floyd Gray, Leslie Griffin, Harold Griflitts, Vernon Hahn, Vincent Hall, Wilfred S. Hamilton, Dr. J. K. Hamilton, Malcolm Hardin, Andrew Harms, Theodore Haskins, Russell Haslett, Montgomery Hauch, Halvor Hauch, Wendell Herspring, Melville Hessemeyer, Werner Higgins, Ward Hobson, Joe Hohenschild, Reginald Hollywood, Leonard B. Horton, Merle Houck, Richard Howe, William R. Hunter, Lloyd Hurd, Lester Hurlburt, Forrest Hussey, Gordon Ilderton, Gordon Ilderton, Harold F. Ives, Lawrence Jacobs, Harold James, Richard Johnson, Chas. H. Johnson, Edward F. Johnson, Geo. W. Johnson, Harold Johnson, Holland Jordan, Albion Kassebaum, Henry Kelly, Edgar Kerr, Ronald Kerr, Douglas Kilham, Muriel Kiser, Chas. Kline, Harry sgssssssssssggsa SERVICE LIST tContinuedl Kramer, Edward lirusi, Le Roy La Follette, VValter Laidlow, Niel Larkin, Floyd Larkin, Mendell Larkin, S. H. Le Count, Elsworth Lion, VVilleford Littleton, Eugene Logan, Kenneth Long, Everett Lydecker, A. H. Lynch, Lawrence Macomber Henrv - , , W. Maguire, Ed. Mallon, John Manuel, Harry A. Margrave, Edw. Marshall, Robert Maslin, Francis Maule, Robert Maurer, Rix Medcraft, Daniel Mehan, Charles Meyer, George Mitchell, Alexine Mitchell, Marion Moffat, James Morris, Jack Morris, James Murphy, Charles Neal, Nat Newman, Leslie Nichols, Clifton Nolthenius, Rudolph O'Connor, George Oehlmann, Hilmer Palmer, George Pattiani, Alois Payne, Earle Pearson, Jack Pemberthy, Cecil Pittman, Harry C. Pltunmer, Philip Pollard, Frank Pond, Harry S. Rader, Ira Rattray, Arnold Rattray, James Redmond, Wm. Richards, Roy Rogers, Shelton Rowe, Roy Ryan, Tom Sanford, Warren Schmidt, Henry Seagrave, Edward Sepulveda, Harry Sharp, Bayard Sharpstein, Benj. Sharpstein, Randolph Shepardson, Clyde Sherrard, Robert Siegfried, Edwin Siegfried, Lester Silberberg, Irving J. Sloctun, Dwight F. Smith, Almer J. Spear, Albion Spence, Homer Stafford, Douglas lt. Steel, Van H. Stroup, Philip Stroup, Donald St. Sure, Pettes Sutherland, Harold Sutton, Edward Taylor, Elliott Terry, Fred ' Terry, Sam Thomas, J. Harold Thompson, Fred Jr. Thompson, Warren Tilden, Charles Traphagen, W'ilt'red Turk, Henry Vaughan, Kendrick Volberg, Weston Von Schmidt, Roland Weaver, Howard Weeden, Frank Weeks, Harold Weinstock, Lewis Whistler, Don Wieland, VVillia1u Williams, Carlyle NVilson, VVilliam Young, Frank Younger, Ernest Younger, Stanley ACORN STAFF REGINALD L. VAUGHAN ......... . F. CARROLL BOST ,.............. ASSISTANT EDITORS MARK MCKIMMINS WILLARD F LEMING ....,.. IRMA GUTCH ............. JANET BROWN ...,.... PAUL ST. SURE ..... LESLIE SMITH ...,......... WILLIS GARRETTSON ....., ANITA WEICHHART ,,.... LESLIE McIVER ...,,.....,,....,. CLARENCE NICKERSON ,....... MARSHALL LORING ....,,..... EILEEN NELSON ,..,.... ART STAFF Lewis Hoen Edwin Greaves ASSISTANT MANAGERS C. Anderson P. Lum C. Hopps C. Bost R. Lambonn W. Wells ' Page Eight ,........EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ..,....BUSINESS MANAGER Associate Editor .........High Senior ..........Low Senior .............Literary .......School Notes ...,........Athletics ........Athletics .........Joshes .........Joshes .......Snap Shots ..,........Snap Shots ,,,......Dramatics Lloyd Coombs J. Faulkner 1 TH E ACORN I RIGGINALTI L. VAUGHAN F. CARROLL BUST ldililor in Chief Business Manager HIS term The Acorn has undergone many changes. The first change was the decision by the Administrative lloard that the book had limits in price, the second was that the hook was to have a limited number of pages, and lastly, that the two Senior Classes should publish it. All of these changes consumed a long period of time, and the work was delayed. This meant hustling on the part oi' the Stail', which was done. The economy system adopted by the manager has aided materially the quality of this publication. In conclusion we wish to thank Miss Connelly and Mr. Coan for their help in furthering completion oi' this book. We wish also to thank the Harrington-Mclnnis Printing Co. and the Phoenix Photo Engraving Co. for their splendid advice and helpg the Star and Key Society for their storiesg the typing classes for their aid: the Administrative Board for its support, and the school in general for its interest and good will toward The Acorn. THE IilJl'l'OllS. THE ACORN Page Nine History of The Acorn N 1899, WHILE laboring under great ditliculties, in printing presses and poor engraving, The Acorn was nevertheless founded as a school annual. The editor and manager of this publication were Gus White and Gerald Anthony respect- ively. This edition, only twelve pages, was composed almost entirely of stories, making the sections of athletics and other school activities very small. This book more closely resembled "The Oak Leaf" of today for it was only twice as large and contained news which could now be found in "The Oak Leaf." In 1900 the idea of "The Oak Leaf" was started ,in that The Acorn was put out two or three times a term. Up to this year the cover designs of the editions were the same, when Florence A. Parker, as editor, abolished this custom. These editions had good cuts, such as those of the faculty, the graduating class, and those of our famous athletic teams. Then, by 1904, The Acorn was more like the present publications, being larger, and all school activities being well represented. In June, 1911, The Acorn was made a semi-annual book edited by the Senior Class, as before this date one issue was published by the graduating class and devoted entirely to the graduating class. Henry Allen edited the first semi-annual, and Frank Pollard managed it. From then on all Acorns have been edited by the school with the privilege to the Senior Class to publish them. The Acorn was first published without advertisements in December, 1915, and this class is complimented for being able to publish and finance such a publication. Last term there was no Acorn due to the war, and it is to the credit of the December 1917 class that they were patriotic enough to sacrifice their Acorn in order that they might give financial support to the government. A partial list of the past Editors and Managers is: Date. Editors. Managers June '11.f ..,... .,..,., H enry A. Allen Frank Pollard Dec, '11 ,,...... ...... H arold Levkowicz Irving Culver Dec. '12 ...,..., ....,.. Vt 'right O'Evelyn Ed. Joseph June '13 .,.,.... ........ I ,eroy F. Kruzi Austin Eimer Dec. '13 ...,,.,. .,,.... B . Kendrick Vaughan Samuel Terry June '14 ....,... ....... C Ilarence Nobmann Harold Etter Dec. '14 ,,...... ..,.... M orris Clark Henry Hinck June '15 ........ ..,..... K enneth R. Lynch Tom Ryan Dec, '15 ,.,,,,,, ...,4.. VN 'm, E. Vaughan, .lr. Mark McKimmins June '16 ........ ...,... R uth Eubanks Lester Souther Dec, '16 ,,,,,.,, .,,.... Vt Im, E. Vaughan, Jr. Rudolph Buben June '17 ....,.,, ....... P hilip T. Holden Wm. G. Gill June '18 .,..,.,. ....... H eginald L. Vaughan Carroll Bost Page Ten THE ACORN l'l1e-slay AHIl9l'SOIl l'mwfu1'4l Host .huwt Ilrown Lloyd Uomnhs .le-1-ry lfmlllcxxm- Willard Iflmninu' Willis G2ll'l't'lISOH Irma Gulf-I1 Ifldwin tll'eavf-s Ln-wis llue-n 1'lHll'l0S llopps Iiulvvrl lAlIIll10l'Il HE ACORN Pngr lilf'-zwz P21111 1111111 1.1-s1i1- :X1l'1X'f'1' A12l1'1i .X14'1f11ll1l11llS 1':11f'l'11 N1-H1111 lmslie- 81111111 1121111 Sl, Sunw- XX':11't11-111 XYMIS A111121 XYe'i1-I1I:z11'1 agz' 7vTl'l'l7'l' 'PHE Acamx .5 hitnriat.. OUR SCHOOL ORGANIZATION VERY ONE will admit that the school organization is probably stronger than it has ever been in the past. This term great interest has been taken in war relief work, and every student has gotten behind this type of work and has done their bit to help, through the organic spirit prevalent. The students have backed up the athletic teams this year, and taking the most important form of athletics, i. e. baseball in question, one can readily review'the games and see the splendid and large rooting sections of Alameda High. The student meetings have been successful, the desire of the fellows to cut is practically a thing of the psat, and student activities have been in their prime, if such a word may be used to describe them. The short introduction above shows what a school of but eight hundred stu- dents can do if the proper administration is in power. As editor of a publication, I take liberty to criticise the disorganization of Oakland Technical High School ami compare it with our splendid organization. One could briefly describe Tech's organization as a thing upon which no brain po-wer or real thinking has been used. Over there the military organization and athletic organization buck against each other and consequently litle is done. The student meetings over at Tech are poor. The yell leader is president and secretary literally, and he conducts the meetings from beginning to end. The president at Tech would not dare to attempt conduct- ing a meeting, for the I. W. VV. spirit prevalent there would surely either be dis- orderly or would take methods similar to those used by rowdies and "kick him out." N0 disorder or rowdyism is prevalent in Alameda High and every one is rooting and backing up the ofticers ot' the Student Body. The military companies cannot buck against the athletic organization merely because all the big athletes in A. H. S. take Military. We all hope the present good work of the administration will continue in the t'uture. "ARlEN'T HE CUTE, SALLY?" The above editorial illustrates in brief the strong organization of the past term. However, everyone did not back up the administration this semester. For instance, much discussion has been caused by articles in the issue of the "Oak Leaf" dated April 11, 1918. The editors of The Acorn feel that the policy of the "Oak Leaf," as apparent in the issue, is sadly at variance with the spirit prevalent in school this term. The spirit of the school, as has been pointed out before, may be shortly em- bodied in the word boost, and surely this is not the spirit shown by the "Oak Leaf." In the first place, the Low Senior Class and the Student Body at large received a decided shock in the uncalled for and inane criticism of the Senior Play. Pre- sumably this eriticism is a feeble attempt at cleverness or wit, but the objective is lost and only the blank, meaningless, and foolish comments remain. The writer ot' this article even went so far as to suggest that another play would have been more ,THE ACORN Page Thirteen suitable, dared to suggest such a thing after the play had been produced. ,' The play was a decided success and the least that the "Oak Leaf" could have done was to congratulate the Senior Class. In the second place, the paper published an editorial headed "Ain't He Grand, Mabel?" Before proceeding to attack this article, the staff of The Acorn will admit that it is foolish for a fellow, who has not the permission of his parents or is under 18, to smoke, but in any case we feel that the "Oak Leaf" should have in it articles which should not tend toward making it a paper representing a high school, where there are only religious services conducted. In this cutting satorical article the author in blazing words condemns the fools that smoke, he denounces the game of pool as sinful, he tears down with one literary swoop the reputation of every man who uses tobacco, he destroys with one scratch of the pen the entire school organization by claiming that all smokers are fools, cripples, chronics, or hopeless idiotsg he says that no officer! or school man of prominence smokes, that those who do indulge are merely show-offs and perform for 'Mabe1" merely to be called 'fGrand," and with more such childish prattle seeks to reform the wayward youth, who are destroying civilization by the use of the awe-inspiring cigarette. ln another set of editorials in the edition of May 10, the editor of the "Oak Leaf" practically defies the school organization. He states literally that no matter how his editorials are taken, he will nevertheless continue writing them Call prac- tically trashj. Fellow students, we elect the editor to put out a paper which will have in it news, that we will be interested in. Should we tolerate this any longer? Think it over, and act. The articles are prattle, foolish, with no objectives and merely stamplthe "Oak Leafi' as a paper with policy which, not only slipping its bonds to moralize, is missing the entire point of the present administration, and is wasting space in teare ing down where boosting is needed. It is easy to tear down, but difficult to build up. The administration under President Bishop, as has been before stated, is a solid foundation. Lets build up "Oak Leaf" and similar organizations of your type. Page Fourteerz THE ACORN O IJIHSBRT The Tapestry Forest HE LITTLE BOY was very tired. The long gloaming hour in which he had been accustomed to slip away to his tower-room, high up with the birds, and play softly on his violin, was a strange new time now, that slipped in through the half-open windows, filling the corners with grey ghosts, and sending him to croueh before the fire in the bleak library. The warm flames, leaping gaily in their cage, made the wierd shadows draw back a little. The shadows were only cowards, he knew, that the music of his violin sent flying away, but now he was unprotected, for his father had taken away his fiddle and told him to be off and study. Had he really burnt it? Or had he only threat- ened? But the Little Boy's heart was very heavy as he thought of how carefully he had searched without finding his violin. He had searched the whloe house, except- He scrambled to his feet and ran down the long hall where the shadows were so black. Who knew what the whiteness moving in the corner by the stairs might be? It might hide the goblin man that his nurse had warned him of. With his hands on the knob of the door he paused, casting a fearful glance back down the shadowy passage. No, the goblin was not coming this time. He might venture in, The little door creaked as his furtive hand pushed it open. The room was very grey and lonely in the winter twilight. His mother's study! How very seldom had the room been entered since the day his sweet, young mother lay white and still on the sofa, while the flames in the fireplace flickered lower and lower, and at last died away under the rush of the lonely shadows. The room was the same, but strangely different, he saw, as he looked about him. The tapestry on the wall still showed the same green forest, with the brown butterflies among the trees, the couch with its soft cushions was still drawn up before the fireplace, but the grate was cold and there was no nook big enough to hide his violin. He sighed and turned to retrace the long dark passage before his father eame to catch him there. But as he touched the door-knob, the faintest breath of rose-leaves reached him, bringing a sudden memory. He had been a very little boy when he had come into the study one evening just at candle lighting time, to find his mother lying on the sofa, all alone. The faint scent of roses hung about her as she put out her hand to him and smiled. He could feel the softness of the silk of her robe as he nestled down beside hen. ' "Little son of mine," she had whispered, "you'll be all alone, soon. VVill you find the tapestry forest, sweetheart, I wonder?" And he had run away to play, and when he came back the petals of the pink roses that had drooped over the couch lay in a fragrant shower on the floor and his mother would not answer him. The Vague perfume was gone again, but it left a great lump in his throat. He went across the room and climbed upon the sofa, snuggling down among the cush- ions. Some way it seemed to bring his mother nearer, and he missed his violin less. The big tears slipped down his cheeks without softening they ache in his throat. Gradually the mystery of the room wove a soft spell about him. He had watched the trees waving in the light breeze for quite a time before the brown butterfly came hovering past him. It sailed so slowly that he could not resist the temptation to chase it down the long forest aisle that opened so invitingly Page Sixteen ' THE ACORN before him. Despite its slowness, the butterfly flew high, and finally vanished among the tree tops. Forgetful of everything but the woods and the butterfly, the Little Boy ran on down the soft wood path, until, all at once, he found himself in a rose garden, pink with flowers, golden with sunshine, all a-flutter with gay butter- flies, and best of all, a little girl with yellow hair and a dress as pink as the roses, was filling her sunbonnet with the fallen rose petals. She looked up at him with- out surprise and smiledr. b "HelIo!" she said. ' ' Smitten with sudden shyness, the Little Boy could only stand and stare at her dumbly. She returned his crutiny with grave, brown eyes, until she was recalled to her work by a soft petal falling on her upturned face. Encouraged by her silence, the Little Boy came forward a few steps. "Can I do that, too?" he asked. "If you've got something to put them in," she nodded. . The Little Boy found his handkerchief and worked in silence for a few min- utes. Then curiosity overcame his bashfulness. A "What do you do with them when you have' them all picked up?" "Take them to the Pretty Lady," replied the little girl. "She puts them into big jars, and when she has enough, she kisses them, and they fly away." "Where to?" "Out to the world, she says," answered the Little Girl, "and she told us once that they all made some great singer's voice." "Oh, won't she send some to me?" cried the Little Boy. "Then I won't miss my violin so much I" ' "Put your leaves in here and we'll go and ask her," said the the Little Girl. Eagerly the Little Boy took the pink bonnet string she held out to him, but his toe caught in the moss, and he fell, flinging the petals in a scattered shower on the ground. "Wake up, do wake upl What will your father say?" The Little Boy sat up unwillingly and looked at the housekeeper, with dazed evcs. "I spilled all the rose leaves," he said. But the housekeeper was half leading, half' dragging him down' the hall and did not hear. "You naughty boy," she scolded, "how could you go to sleep there, and scare us all so! It's lucky for you that your father didn't catch you there. Hurry and dress for dinner I" But despite her warning, the next evening found the Little Boy slipping down the long hall to the study. Scarcely had his eyes closed when he found himself running down the wood path. The Little Girl was waiting for him there, and they played hide and seek among the big pink roses, which were the golden notes of great singers, and chased the .,butterflies, that were the fluttering hearts of pretty ladies, and waded in the little brook, that was the laughter of children. Once he had learned the way, he went often, forgetting lost violin, and angry father in the joy of' playing there. But always hevwoke too soon! Always came back from the tapestry forest before he was ready. For the desire of his heart was to find the Pretty Lady and ask her to send hin1 the rose leaves. But he never could get beyond the last bend in the trail that led to her! He always awoke to find the dark creeping into the study and the big machine that brought his father purring under the window. And then, one day, his father sent fo1' him to come to the great library during 'PHE ACORN Page swenteen lesson time. It was an unheard of event and the Little Boy went fearfully, won- dering what he had done. There was another man with his father in the great room, a man with cold eyes that frightened the Little Boy. The man, it seemed, was the head of a school, a thing to be feared, as his nurse had told him, and he had come to see if the Little Boy could go to his school. So much his father told him, then the Little Boy gathered courage enough to speak out. "Would I never come home?" he asked. "Certainly," replied his father, "you will come home during the two weeks at Christmas time. In the summer you will go to a camp in the mountains run by the school, where I hope you will learn to be a man and stop this violin foolishness." The Little Boy did not answer. If he only came home at Christmas time he might forget the way to the tapestry forest. And how could be ever live for a whole year without going to the rose garden? With a little frightened cry he turned to his father again. Q "Oh, no," he begged, "don't send me away, please! I'll be as good as gold. Truly I will, only don't send me away !" "Nonsense," said his father, "it is an excellent school. You'll learn some com- mon sense there. Go back to the nursery and tell your nurse to come here." The Little Boy found his nurse just outside the door and told her to go in. Then, he turned and fled down the hall until he reached the closed study, and flung himself, sobbing, on the couch. "Oh, mother," he wept, "don't let them take me away!" The roses had never shone so pink before, he thought, the Little Girl never half so nice. She had even come part way down the path to look for him. All at once, as they wandered along, the Little Boy thought of something. "Oh, tell me," he cried, "how did you come to live here?" She looked at him with puzzled eyes. "Why," she said, "I fell asleep one night, and I think I forgot to wake up. That was, oh, a long time ago! "Do you think you could show me how?" he begged. "I want to come and live here, too. I'm so lonely and now they're going to send me away and I can't ever come any more! All at once he heard a voice singing, singing, about a boat on the sea of dreams, and he knew that it must be the Pretty Lady. "Hurry,' cried the Little Girl, "ask the Pretty Ladyli' He ran desperately, his breath coming in gasps. The path to the turn had never seemed so long before, but at last he reached it. A swarm of blue butterflies hovered over a garden, tall hollyhocks nodded over the paths, verbena sprawled over the borders. The Pretty Lady turned and smiled at him. "Little son," she said and held out her arms to him. Then he knew she was his mother, and all his lonely heart throbbed with joy. "Oh, motherf' he cried, "how beautiful you are i" And he ran into the safety of her arms. bk 2? 231 221 X 221 X The long, grey hall echoed the angry tread of his father, driving the goblin shadows back to the farthest corners. All the mystery of the room shrank back before the quick opening of the door, but the Little Boy lay fast asleep-too soundly asleep to waken as the grey goblins came creeping in through the open door to mock the man who knelt beside the couch and sobbed. By Janet Brown, '18. Page Eighleen THE ACORN U K 4 5 V Xxx WH- ' 5 F U Q J Wx ,X X Q AE radualing E lass .. Class History UNE '18 arrived in the Alameda High School about the time the Great War arrived in Europe. While the war made its appearance with a rush and a roar, June '18 came in as unobtrusive as the proverbial lamb. Yea, came in as the lowly despised scrub of the olden days. Now, as worldly wise Seniors they are about to leave their home of four years' standing. In the Low Freshman year the following officers were elected: President, Foster Adamsg Vice-President, Dorothy Deardorfg Secretary, Mark Mcliimmonsg Editor, Edna Littlejohng Representatives, Louise B. VValden and Douglas Osborn. Officers for the High Freshman were: President, Elizabeth Myallg Secretary, Thomas Bacon, Editor, Marion Hubbell, Representatives, Louise B. VValden and Douglas Osborn. When June '18 arrived at the Low Junior milestonei their pep came to the surface with a bang. During this year they selected the most original design for their class pin, a small Oak Leaf of green-gold with numerals raised in the center of the leaf. The boys were the first to get the class caps. On November 10th the class gave their "Low Junior Prom," and the proceeds were given to the Motion Picture Fund. The ofiicers elected in this term were: President, Robert Lamborng Vice-President, Dorothy Deardorfg Secretary, Rodney Reynolds, Editor, Ruth Jack- song Representatives, Louise B. VValden and Willis Garrettson. Under the administration of the following oflicers in the High Junior Term: President, Frank Reeve, Vice-President, Ruth Jacksong Secretary, Henry Shirekg Treasurer, Bernice Arnerichg Editor, Florence Sheldon, Representatives, Louise B. Walden and Willis Garrettson, the class showed unusual activity. One of their main activities was a lunch auction. This was a big success, and the proceeds were given to The Acorn. At last we became Low Seniors. Of course, the big thing of the term was the Low Senior Play. On October 8, 1917, "The Hallowell Haunt," by Janet Brown, a member of the class, was presented. The financial returns were most satisfactory and have assisted in making this Acorn a success. At the beginning of the term the Low Senior girls entertained the Freshmen girls in the form of an entertainment at the Freshman Reception. Before the close of the term the class invited the High Seniors on a picnic. Both classes had a most delightful time. The officers for this term were: President, Bertram Castrog Vice-President, Louise B. Waldeng Secre- tary, Willard Fleming, Editor, Janet Browng Repesentatives, Ruth Jackston and Leslie Mclver. Now, the te1'm of terms, High Seniors, Of course the most important activity of the term is the issuing of The Acorn, the success of which we leave to your judgment. On April 12, 1918, the class presented the most successful vaudeville ever given by the Alameda High School. The proceeds were given to the War Relief. The administration for the last term was under: President, Willard Flem- ing, Vice-President, Louise B. Walden, Secretary, Robert Lamborng Editor, Annie Ward, Representatives, Ruth Jackson and Leslie Mclver. The class of June '18 is about to leave the A. H. S. forever. Though many will undoubtedly come back to visit, the class as a whole will soon be a memory. It is with sincere regret that they will leave that building which has been a friend, a home and a help to them for these last four years. Pggg T1L'pnf-11 THE ACORN Ulms-S11-5' .'Xl141Pl'S0l'l Imuisv 1!v1'g'f-S Lasts-1' liislmp l:l'i!lllHIl llelxemlim-tsnll f'?lll'lJH Ilust l'1'uvvl'urd liust 'l'iIli1- lirzmxlt .Iunvl llruwn Marie ljusse IM-rl Fuslro lmuisv Urol! Alurllun 1':1llvl'lx1ul.- l -U:-11111 Un-y Save-lla t'lnucm'iL'I1 I uuiw Clark TH E ACORN Pagz' Tzcwzly-0111 XYilna IG4lsun XVillar1l lffleminu' Imrollny f:?ll'llllt-'l' XYillis l:3l'l'PllS0ll lvurotlny Gilvssm Helen llohltllwnite llhlwin Grvzxvvs .lslnnisun Hall Newell llzlrl fti1l'lUll2l He-ill Lewis linen Myra Homlprfls 2ll'l0ll llulmlwll llvfnwrf- Huarhes gr r11'lL'l'Ilf-1"f'1L'fI TH E ACORN Hlllll .Im-ksun .lessyl .lac-obs Alum. Kivlll ldclwauul Ke-nmblw Vlnra Kerslinu Rl2ll'H2l!'?l Kolhxlyvr Holm-rl I,:m1horn I-ltannle-y I,ivinL:s14m .KZIIIIIPK-'Il I.m's-ntze'n Edith Alan-Kewim-Iwx' lialwin Al2ll'l'iUl 'Flwlnm ll1ll'lil1lllli 411441411 .Xlaltllf-ws Iluhe-1-1 All'l'HHOC'Il Hli AACORN Pllyl' T'1l'l'IIf,1'-flll lmslie- IXIw'Iu-1' Mun-k M1-Kimmins tlillu-rl M1-urs l"1':1uk M1114-y 1lJll'!Ell'1'l .XIUIYIII l'IIiv:1lwllu .Xlyznll fllmlys Xummmll l'UllL1lilS17Slllll'l1 l'zl1'ulilw Pulnlvr Vyril ltuvslillx 1'l1e-1-lium Sim Ilufb lilllll S1llll'0I'1l lllgn SK'lll'llt'k'llI2lllIl llvnry Shin-Ii Prim' Ticwzty-fozzz' THE ACORN -, l-'rank Sl:l1'I'm-ql I':1lll Sl, Sm-v tlv-m'gs-llv Szukv In-S11-V 'I'lmn1psul1 ,lunullxzm 'Filnlvilts Iiulnrl lllxlln-x'l'm'1l YiI'!illi2l X'ZlI'H2lS Hvgillillil Yilllyhilll In-nv XX':xll:u'v lmuisv Walldl-n .Xnniv Wzuwl ,Xnilu xYl'ik'IllIill4l Iuslln-1' XYilli:1n1:4 PHE ACORN Pnyv 7vTC't'lIfj'-fl-'ZW Class Records Giving name, nickname, activities while in school designated as-Freshman Q15, Sophomore Q25, junior Q35, Senior! Q45, and future. ,' " S. CHESLEY ANDERSON-"Spike."-fn Entered as Low Senior from Lick-Wilmergingg treasurer of Debating Society Q45 3 Senior Play Q45 3 Senior Judicial Committee Q45 3 interclass basketball Q45 3 assistant manager of Acorn Q45 3 Debating Block A3 Senior Vaudeville Q45. U. C. BRIGHTON BENEDIKTSON-HBCHHCJ, Tennis Q353 basketball Q45. Business. LOUISE BERGES-Star and Key Society Q3, 45 3 Glee Club Q45. Normal School. LESTER BISHOP-"Bish." Football Team Ql, 25 3 manager Q35 3captain Q45 3 mem- ber of Star and Key Q45 3 A. C. A. L. all stars Q45 3 secretary A. H. S. Q45 3 President A. S. A. H. S. Q453 administrative board Q35Q basketball team Q45 3 Senior Judicial Committee Army. 2 -A - CARROLL BOST-"Bostie the First." Class editor Q35 3 assistantmanager of Oak Leaf Q35 3 first lieutenant Q45 3 manager of iAcorn Q45. U. C. Army. CRAWFORD BOST-"Bostie the Second." Class secretary Ql,r25 3 lieutenant, quarter- master Q3, 453 yell leader of A. S. A. H. S..- Q45 3 Administrative Board Q35 3 Senior vaudeville Q45 3 assistant managkfg of Acorn Q3, 45-3 Senior Judiciary Com- mittee Q45 3 class editor Q25. U. C.'lIArmy. '- 5 TILLIE BRANDT-Permanent member of and Keyg Senior vaudeville ,Q45. JANET BROWN-".Iane." Freshman vag,devill'e,lQl'51'g.permanent member oii.Star and Keyg class editor Q45 3 ExecutivggygemmitfeefjQ45.3RStar and Key editor Q35 3 cast Senior play Q45 3 Freshman reception Q45i3fvi3ce?president Star and Key Q45 3 cast of Senior vaudeville Q4533 Sinlor Judiciary Committee Q453 Acorn staff Q453 .Oak Leflf Staff Q45-Q3 Ui C.i'u'1 ff I l5fIARIE BUssE-"Weezi'ii" Elks'-High School vaudeville QI53 Star and Key Q453 Senior vaudeville Q4 . lVIunson's Private School for Secretaries. ESTHER LABAINA CAREY-"B.'.k:,"U. C. fr BERTRAIVI CASTRO-liBC'-Q.,, Pfresident of'class Q453 Senior play Q453 manager of Senior vaudeville Q'i'iLQ'I Oak Leaf staff Q45. Stage. lvl.-XRTHA CATTERMOLE-"Danny." Vaudeville QI53 Shakespeare festival Q35 3 per- manent member Star and Key3 Freshman reception Q45 3 Senior play Q45 3 Senior vaudeville Q45 3 Girls' Judiciary Committee Q45. U. C. SAVETTA LESLIE CHUCOVlCHfiiJCfIlC.,, Entered from Girls' High QI53 Freshman reception Q15 3 vaudeville Q45 fwMoving Picture Committee Q45. U. C. LEWIS CLARK-HL0l1lC.n Entered from Thirtieth Intermediate High, L. A. Q253 permanent member' Star and Keyg Low Senior play Q45 3 High Senior vaudeville Q45. U. C. LOUISE CROLL-"Hon." Business. VVILNA EDSEN-HBL1Cl.,, Freshman reception Q45 3 permanent member Star and Key: girls' tennis'Q45. U. C. NVILLARD FLEMINO-"Mabel." Entered frm Mission High' Q353 Oalz Leaf Q353 class secretary Q453 Senior play Q453 president Star and Key Q453 class presi- dent Q453 editor Oak Leaf Q453 ACORN staff Q453 Senior Judicial Committee .Q453 Senior vaudeville Q45. U. C. DOROTHY GARDNER-Entered from College of the Holy Name Q453 Freshman re- ception Q453 Senior vaudeville Q45. Mills College. WI1.LIs GRAY GARRETTSON--"Ike." Administrative Board Q2, 453 class secretary Q25 3 baseball Q3, 45 3 manager Q45 3 interclass basket ball Q2, 3, 45 3 tennis Q2, 35 3 Page Tfweniy-six TH E ACORN ACORN staff C415 secretary Associated Students C415 VVays and lleans Com- mittee C415 cast Senior play C415 track team C2, 3, 415 Star and Key C25 315 A Secretary Senior Judicial Committee C41 5 assistant yell leader C415 track block "A." Stanford. DOROTHY GIBSON-"Dot." Freshman reception C315 Star and Key C3, 41 Busi- ness College. HELEN GOLDTHWAITE-"Nellie" Permanent member Star and Key5 Glee Club C3, 41 5 Freshman reception C41 5 chairman Sports and Pastimes Committee C41 5 Senior vaudeville. U. C. NEWELL HART-LKJOC Corbett." Basketball C215 track C215 swimming C215 Ad- ministrative Board C21 5 captain 130-lb. basketball team5 Oak Leaf C41 5 Merritt marathon C215 baseball C3, 415 cast "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" C415 basketball C415 track C415 1918 quartette U. C. CARLOTTA HEID-"Tot." Entered from Mission High C41 5 Freshman reception C41 5 cast Senior play C415 Senior vaudeville C41 5 Star and Key C415 Oak Leaf staff C415 Girls' Judicial Committee C41. U. C. MARION HUBBELLLAII editor ACORN Cl, 21. Art School. GEORGE HUGHES-"Tickets" Basketball Cl, 2, 3, 415 second team football C315 assistant manager Senior vaudeville C41 5 assistant manager Senior play C41 5 per- manent member Star and Key. Undecided. EDWIN GaEAvEs-"Artist." Permanent member Star and Key5 art editor AcoRN C41 5 staff Uak Leaf C41. Art School. JESSYL JAC0BSTuJ3ZZ.,l Orchestra Cl, 2, 3, 41 5 interclass tennis C31 5 cast "South- ern Festival" C31 5 cast "Johnny Comes Marching Home" C31 5 Senior vaudeville C41 5 class editor C21 5 Star and Key C31 5 Oak Leaf staff C41. Undecided. RUTH JACKSON-HRl1fUS.H Permanent member Star and Key5 Glee Club C3, 415 cast Freshie reception C415 class editor C215 class vice-president C315 tennis team C315 Oak Leaf staff C415 Administrative Board C415 Senior Advisory Committee C415 Senior vaudeville C415 cast Senior play C415 Law and Order Committee C41 5 vice-president A. S. A. H. S. C41 5 Girls' Judiciary Board C-41. U. C. ALMA K. KEITH-ilAl.,' Freshman reception C11 5 Girls' Glee Club C41 5 Star and Key C3, 41. Business. EDWARD KEMBLE-"Ed." Manager Senior play C41 5 football C21 5 baseball C2, 31 5 permanent member Star and Key. Undecided. CLARA KERSTING-Business. MARGARET KOLLMYER-"Dusty Dome." Freshman reception C3, 415 Senior play C415 cast "Southern Festival" C315 Senior vaudeville C31. ROBERT LAMEORN-"Fathead." , Omitted by request. STANLEY LIVINGSTON-"Stan" Permanent member of Star and Key5 Oak Leaf C41. U. C. KATHLEEN LORENTZEN-ilTCd.l, Girls' rowing crew Cl, 21 5 Star and Key C3, 41 5 Freshman reception Cl, 41 5 High Senior vaudeville C41. U. C. ROBERT MCCULLOCH-nB0lJ.l, Military C2, 3, 41 5 first lieutenant C41 5 crew C41. U. C. THELMA MARTINONI--llThCl.,i U. C. LESLIE MCIVER-ilMaCli.,, Track team C115 interclass swimming C215 manager Junior prom C31 5 Lake Merritt marathon C3, 41 5 Boys' Glee Club C31 5 A. H. S. Band C41 5 Y. M. C. A. bean feed, president C41 5 Administrative Board C3, 41 5 AcoRN staff C41. U. C. EDITH MACKERRICHER-Entered Fort Bragg High C11 5 basketball C11 5 Glee Club C2, 31 5 cast "Trial by Jury" C31 5 tennis C21 5 swimming C21. Conservatory of Music. THE ACORN Page Twenty-sewn MARK MCKIMMINS-Assistant manager AcoRN Cl, 21 3 manager ACORN C21 3 presi- dent class C2, 31 3 secretary class C11 3 representative at large C21 3 manager Oak Leaf C41 3 captain A. H. S. cadets C3, 41 QACORN staff C41. U. C. GRACE ESTHER MATHEWS'-liSCtfCT.,, Glee Club C3, 41 3 Star and Key C41 3 tennis3 Freshman reception C41. Music. FRANK MELEY--Entered Trinity High C41. Army. MARG.ARET MORAN-"Peggy," P. G. GILBERT MEARS-i'Gil.,, President' class C313 president Bean Feeds C313 Senior play cast CC-I-1. U. C. H ELIZABETH MYALL-"Babe." Vice-president class C21 3 Senior Advisory Committee C41 3 Girls' Judiciary Board C41 3 permanent member Star and Keyj Senior vaudeville C41. lVIunson's Private Secretarial School. EDWIN FRANK MARRIOTT-"Ed."' Major A. H. S. cadets C41 3 track team C3, 41 3 football team C41 3 crew C41 3 swimming team C41 3 basketball team C41 3 all-star football team C41 3 track block HA." U. C. GLADYS NOBMANN-"Glad." Class editor C21 3 cast "When Johnny Comes March-I ing Home" C31 3 manager Freshman reception C41 3 corresponding secretary Girls' Association C31 3 vice-president Girls' Association C413 president Girls' Associa- tion C41 3 tennis captain C2, 31 3 president Hygiene Auxiliary of Red Cross C41 3 cast Senior vaudeville C41 3 Administrative Board at large C41. U. C. DOUGLAS OSBORN-iiDOUg.,' Administrative Board Cl, 213 A. H. S. band C213 Senior Judiciary Board C41 3 cadet major C41 3 president of A. S. A. H. S. C41 3 Orchestra C3, 413 Star and Key C41. West Point. CYRIL RoEsLING-"Rosy." Aviation corps. ROBERT RUTHERFORD-ilRCd.,, Tribune marathon C3, 41 3 track C3, 41 3 work track block UA." RUTI-I ELIZABETH SANFORD-"Betty." Tennis, Freshman reception3 Senior vaude- ville. San Francisco Normal. OLGA SCI-IEUERMANN-Star and Key C41 3 Glee Club C31. Mills College-Music. HENRY SHIREK-"Shriek." From Escondido High C31. Business. CHECK-Mo Soo-Hoo-"Duck," Business. PAUL ST. SURE-lKD3.g0.,, Class president C11 3 Star and Key secretary C21 3 class treasurer C31 3'permanent member Star and Key3 Sergeant military C31 3 ACORN staff C3, 41 3 1918 quartette C41 3 Tribune marathon C21 3 Senior play C41 3 Oalz Leaf C41 3 Senior vaudeville C41 3 debating "A" C41. U. C. Navy. GEORGETTE SZOKE-"George," A. H. S. rowing crew C1, 21 3 A. H. S. Glee Club Cl, 2, 3, 41 3 A. H. S. cantata C31 3 Senior play cast C41 3 Senior Advisory Board C41 3 Senior vaudeville C41 3 secretary Girls' Associaton C41 3 Star and Key. U. C. JONATHAN C. TIBBITS-"Jad." Senior play cast C41. Bowdoin College. LESTER THOMPSON-iiJOCk0.,, Second team foohball C31 3 basketball team C31 3 Lake Merritt marathon C3, 41 3 Bays' Glee Club. Stanford. VIRGINIA VARGAS-llGlHgCf.,, Entered from Miss Horton's School C11 3 tennis club C21 3 Ukelele Club C2, 31 3 cast Freshman reception C41 3 permanent mem- ber Star and Key. Mills College. R. L. VAUGHAN-iiKlliC.,, President class C21 3 Administrative Board at Large C3, 413 class C113 Debating Society secretary C213 president Star and Key So- ciety C21 3 permanent member Star and KCYQ manager Junior pins C31 3 A. H. S. vaudevilles C1, 2, 3, 413 cast "Johnny Comes Marching Home" C313 ACORN staff C31 3 editor ACORN C41 3 A. H. S. swimming team C31 3 Tribune marathon C31 3 Judicial Committee C413 1918 Quartette C41 3 yell leader A. S. A. H. S. C41. U. C. Navy. LOUISE B. WALDEN-ilLOU.,, Administrative Board Cl, 2, 3, 413 vice-president of Page Twenty-eight THE ACORN class CZ, 31 5 Glee Club5 Freshman reception C2, 41 5 Senior Advisory Committee C41 5 treasurer Star and Key C41 5 secretary Girls' Association C41 5 Star and Key Society editor Oak Leaf C315 Oak Leaf staff C415 cast of Cantata C415 cast "When Johnny Comes llflarching Home" C-I-15 A. H. S. vaudeville C215 chair- man Girls' Judiciary Board C41. U. C. IRENE WALLACE-"lVally." A. H. S.-Elks' vaudeville C115 rowing crew C115 tennis team C315 Committee for Belgian Relief C41 5 Committee Freshman Re- ception C41 5 cast, Freshman Reception C41 5 Welfare Committee C41 5 cast Senior vaudeville C41. U. C. ANNIE WARD-KiAHH.,y Star and Key Cl, 2, 3, 415 class vice-president5 VVelfare Committee C31 5 treasurer Star and Key C415 Senior Advisory Committee C415 president Red Cross Auxiliary C41 5 secretary Judiciary Board 5 class editor C 41. U. C. ANITA WEICHHART--ilNCCtS.,, Cast of Senior play5 vice-president of class C315 Senior vaudeville C41 5 Administrative Board C3, 415 Freshman Reception C41 5 Editor Star and Key C31 5 Star and Key CZ, 3, 41 5 Judiciary Board5 president of Red Cross Auxiliary5 staff of ACORN, Senior Advisory Committee. U. C. ESTHER WILLIAMS-"Veronica." Glee Club5Freshman Reception C41 5 Senior playg chairman Social Committee Girls' Association5 Senior vaudeville5 class repre- sentative C415 Oak Leaf staff. U. C. -- A ' - The Last Will and Testament of the Class of June '18 HE CLASS OF JUNE '18, of the Alameda High School, City of Alameda, State of California, in the name of my guardian, Miss Connelly, being sound of mind and memory, and not acting under any duress, menace, compulsion or coercionwhatsoever, do hereby publish and 'declare this to be my last will and testament, in the manner following, that is to say, to-wit: First-I do give and bequeath my earnest appreciation of the efforts of the faculty in bringing my intellect to its present high standard. Second-I do donate my superabundance of first sections and high scholarship in general to the classes 'to follow. Third-I do direct that all my worldly possessions be given in the following manner: V, Tillie Brandt's hair to a mattress factory. l Clara Kersting's elusiveness to Oliver Williams when he is not wanted. Lewis Clark. See R. McCulloch. Paul St. Sure's immovable counterance to Zingg's Indian. Douglas 0sborn's drumming to Nylander's piano. Marie Busse's blase air to Coghlan. Jonathan Tibbett's-Ccensored1. 5 Louise Berges' smile to Irma Gutsch. Thelma Martinoni's classy dress to Elna Ramselius. Esther Williams' sweet young girlishness to Anne Allen. Ruth S'anford's ability to catch the mumps often to Miss Grinnell. Cyril Roesling's good looks to his brother. . Myra Hodges' giggle to Doris Durst. Lester Bishop's slender grace to Muriel Robinson. Brighton Benediktson's slick hair to Wallie Reid. THE ACORN Page Twenty-nine Janet Brown's retiring disposition to Otto Rittler. Bertram Castro's ambition to be a sign painter to Maxfield Parish. Louise Croll's manly stride to Jacky Lum. Lahaina Cary's good manners to Maud Naghel. Martha Cattermole, Irene Wallace, Savetta Chucovich and Kathleen Lorentzen's combine to the German Military party. Pay Jen Hall and Newell Hart to the Oaks to help them out of the cellar. Helen Golthwaite's brother to anyone needing assistance in Chemistry. Margaret Moran's assortment of sweaters to the army. Olga Scheuermann's kind heart to hall procters. Bob McCulloch's hair to the Gillette Razor Co. for demonstration purposes. Edwin Greaves' decorativeness to the Art Department. Willis Garrettson's collection of hose to the school for use in case of tire. George Hughes' sprightliness to Mr. Coan. Alma Keith's alarm clock to the next 8 o'clock Latin class. Ed. Kemble's "pony" to plow war gardens. Edith McKerricher's Castilian eyes to Jean Hunt. Mark McKimmins' curly hair to Mr. Minium. Grace Matthew's gift o' gab to the next student body president. Check Mo Soo Hoo's blarneying smile to late comers. Virginia Vargas' taste in novels to the Journalism class. Frank Stafford's exclusiveness to the writers of this document after publication. Ches Anderson's individual rooting section to U. C. to fill in the gaps. Crawford Bost's altitude to "Hank" Bishop. Carroll Bost's optimism to "Heine" McNutt. Wilna Edson's complexion to Pompeian Cream Co. Willard Fleming's affection for Mabel CU to Bacon. Dorothy Gardner's coyness to Elise Hicks. Dorothy Gibson's sharp tongue to the Keen Kutter Company. Marian Hubbell's "victims" to Tiny Naghel. Louis Hoen's military carriage to the livery stable. Carlotta Heid's ability to say the right thing at the wrong time to Bob Lauenstein. Jessyl Jacobs' adoration to Regina to bear her up in his absence. Margaret Kollmyer's aesthetic dancing to the Denishawn. . Bob Lamborn's prosperous appearance to Scott Baum. Stanley Livingston's blushes to Jessie Mott. Frank Meley's trig ability to Miss Haworth. Leslie McIver's jazz music to Fitzpatrick's orchestra. Gilbert Mear's violent language to Paul Lum. Edward Marriott's demureness to Arville Tuckey. Elizabeth Myall's self-confidence to Harold Vesper. Gladys Nobmann's amiable disposition to Gerald Beaver. Caroline Palmer's poise to Constance Balthazar. Annie Ward's frivolity to Midge Rodgers. Ruth Jackson's eternal immaculateness to St. Peter. Georgette Szoke's untimely slips to Miss Brown. Robert Rutherford's warm hair to the furnace room. Reginald Vaughan's big nose to any Palestinite. Anita Weichhart's adorers to the White Stutz. Louise VValden's grace to Hicky Vesper. Lester Thompson's freckles to the lifeguard at Neptune. Henry Shirek's punch to Benny Leonard. e Thirty THE AcoRN Leos S I-'algo If 9 of Fm-neu? Favor il ilmf Rf. Hours rw-is - W Pan 3. . . 7- Directo-1 ' i by . ll "'1' 'ummm 'Dee Rockin- by JV? . INMI Ihllum ties TT-Q1 TQ. .im C arroll, avford ua he Park 4... R.VAUGl-IN. an ' ' ' ,fn I-Us lhoyliool ' ambish ' Vfhy Nurs' Brown I-me in-ey hairf, Yen Yet Ee ,D. Proaucoil by T. Ihr fL.l-IOEN. M . , . . M Be ini 01.111 if fhovnn Ho 011 9 BCON 'mi lb Motor -lf 0 I1 TINUED. pukin- 9 PI' fn-CK' Bfdhte They appe once at the P3hfAQ29 'C' high tlayf 119 C flilffi 'gf' Fla' fv four ' ' 91' I .- ,CA Beach coxffbgr at Ncptuneu: an ilnteredin john. Per-can k2lhnQ vrl1o'9 an ' ' vfhl ' ' -vrh cl L Q1 3-photo new rn BY nary i la 'o lhf P1cl'v.u-e Co. . RT Q EMLP THY. BEER 'TH ik'!"' MADE NEPTUNE' ""'BY.RQH YHTJIQUSU Part 5.. LBISHOP. Lfle L Mter DPM-G 5 - Con. R school HQ wron the rope- jurnrlni QOH- kesu: - - - - xxx y FIOVI jlk h1Qk school she became a te nnis shark. Late Nice and cup won at the Macaroni Borer? Pilnif-. To-day he 19' fha qi' k ual Ofllhff 'he lnkev - ional 95? Shirt 'Park 8 r-usa Y: W Part 9 . . . 'E l"I.NeKimmins DA IALVA4 A Al kan years he wa? a ' 'vra'll 'hnowrn rcsudenk. 'XY Early Pkofo of Janet' . ' 'CHQIHQYI 'ln luis- youlh- - 'hc vas' A -- temp- MYYS di Ute lect- ark' vrfhlie lhgd Ak 1 , ,, , , of La:aminQ one ,4E?g-?q'r .H . an .nh-enumar plays, The Qlor- A, Q ' when one diy 9-gg Onigbnr A flll9l' Us X 1, A' or-mil v af yrs, I -S O ' agnmzlczzar . . . ,ref-xvved . the "J ' Par t 6 P1135 She began . hfairini -- - ob., 'ar Yi..- L 'Milla --f-- We .x,. Rr nah M-11 14, 1. . 1253: ' -L.,Q,4sJ:. vw-M ..,-I-A x 33'-V-Jw' 'mn xJUxx,,vx,A--",- H41 ic tho..-.. ov-Hain ako-r of' C1090-up of H-gg rneclhu-n ihru wrhich N' ' ITT dass-ics' Finis-'Z Bohhevfki ,XLS S -"g,.,..,- I-KAW YAME IN LATE K1NDLY 'p UN- REMAIN SEATh TIL. AISLES Ame WM R ,Mm 1? , N w -M0 X' 'wwf Q f f' , f if 'i 7 if E I I X ' Xp f 165 fl l 'Q U I X I xx X, fff-314' X 5 Y f x X X Xl 5 Class History OVV THAT the class of December '18 has climbed, perhaps with some diffi- culty, almost to the top, it does not intend to go down again on the other side of the hill. This class can look back with pride on the work it has accomplished for the benefit of the whole school. As Freshmen our class was unrivalled. The follownig officers were elected for our first tern1: Jack Birbeck .....,............,.............,..,.................,,............. President Felice Elliot ....,. .,..... V ice-President George Kellner .... ...,.. ...........,. S e cretary Audrey Durst ......,.. .,..,.....,...,..................... E ditor Erla Cooley ....................,,., .......... ....... A Q lministrative Board Reginald Vaughan ........,...........,............. Administrative Board The Seniors entertained the girls at the customary Freshman Reception with a very enjoyable program on January 28. They were welcomed to the school by Dr. Thompson, and Gladys Cole and Felice Elliott responded on behalf of the Freshmen. Later on a clever playlet entitled, "The Kleptomaniacf' was successfully given with a cast consisting entirely of girls. The class spirit was so high and directed toward such good purposes that even the Seniors took notice and gave space in their Acorn to remark upon it. The Sophomore and Junior years were passed successfully in every way, but, as is usual, quietly. When at last the Senior year was reached the following officers were elected to guide the class: Arthur Hieronymus ,..... ..,.............. P resident Eileen Nelson .........,.. .,,.,......... V ice-President lrma Gutsch ..... ...... ...,,...........,...,..........,. E d itor Isabel Saydcr .....,..i.....,,......,........,..,......... Administrative Board Leslie Smith ....,...,.......,,.,.......,.,,.,......,...... Administrative Board Great plans were started and wonderful things anticipated. The Girls' Fresh- man Reception was given in February, and at the Porter School for the first time. Everyone who was there can testify to it ssuccess. Almost immediately following the Freshman Reception the Senior Play, "The Late Mr. Costello," was chosen. Tryouts were held and suitable characters for every role were chosen by Director VVilliam Varcoe and our advisor, Mr. Coan. After many tedious rehearsals, the play was presented March 16th, and added still more laurels to our wreath. This undertaking is especially worthy of praise on account of the difficulties which had to be surmounted. The first one was encountered because of the excep- tional smallness of the class. A play with very few characters had to be chosen. This was a very hard task as plays of this sort are scarce, the roles usually very difficult and long. The second problem was the financial question, as only a small class was supporting the cast. With all these drawbacks the play came out well and can be counted as another success of the class of December '18. We take this opportunity to thank the teachers for their untiring interest and assure them that the care with which they have so thoughtfully guided us has not been in vain. Page Thirty-four THE ACORN Perry Adams Thomas Bacon Felice Elliott Irina 1:lIlS1'll Artliur Hieronymus Felix Koenig' Alice Km-1-ell Anim Lassen Paul Lum llillitli Nickerson Hex-alon Mn-Nutt Alvin lH0llfL1'0lIl1E'l'1' Helen Morey Elsie Alorgaui HE ACORN Paye' Tlliriy-ffv' . 1 I':ilP4'lI Nmllson l':Illfll'Y lim-wlvr Nm-lw1'l Ihwslillu' Viola SK'lHHilll lwaluel Snyzlm' Yyulu Spvnve .Xlildxw-cl Spire-S lmslir- Smith XYillinm 'l'aylm' Ile-11111111 XV9p:'iS Iivnm-lla XYl1ile yn' Tllil' THE ACORN A CLASS mono - SHOTS' ' " IF vE l?Of'fT"' i IT Ann' Possms! . . U is numolieo THA1' mi 1' u : ' SCHOOL YS T0 Ui E MWPED , U u - fx: Sifrmwcssg mf or .. on f r cow:-:nge up CERTAUTIEBYTHE n sul ff U sf-nfung, Q 7 - ' ' mf ' 2:2 'Fb " Lumn I ' fo' I , X - 4:3-En OCH - S - lx Q QQJ 3:4 venom mnnssa or Q 1, -9. X H ,' me simon PLAY-Q G -v . 75' RECQITLV BmS9:mEQ J 8 v 1 our un A NEV X Q sulr, A1-renPnneE. ,Q ,QX velfbk' T0 SELL mon! " ' f-. FORGET ""'E'sA'35f? 4 ? ww we ww ' ' '7 SENIOR VAIWY S5 Z NSHUABEARPI 'E -L 'DZ F - : xx x Tr.: f -9 , , xX ' Q N: ' H' I 1, -4 1' 6 - 1 -I-n Q iz - somione ' ""' A -... U, "L,'fQ2"I,',f:E'f1LQ,,,, GENERAL AN Avxs snmxngfcguuv menu my-wma. WEN TNP4 REmARxto mm' THEY NAD 'N SfH00'--3- nie 60101 sam "DUCKY" www Ac1uu.4.v vu A mf?-'5EEI'S'S-1154 5U'F5'z',.L':.... NLUSA ""'2"""N3f'v"f"'m To W1 2 - r WH vane. govep wwe mv senior: 6AN6- mm- Fw. ' wh- -- r-7 -i -11' .- X H I. in immune Q' N 1 H-21 nm was ' - -., mmm, Q ,,, -31. I - 'Y avi- eww N016 ' ', - jE12i5fE..j?fQ:f:1', ' ' fi uwuh A'-L ,Q W 44 ., , - wi M., Q S ww ... 4 - - p Wg 5,2 . ' 'l N ,. . HL, ml- . j V2b - - 4- .4 ' 'X ' AN H 1' nfnurr Ulu' worm I GOPHER SWITN U ENE L Gilt Tomugv eacm is so V. SEASONS HAVE BEEN VORKINS GJ AT THE- OAKLAND m0lE, FAST CA! Srame PRALULB nw 'HE 1' mg Knows wsv - Am: vorzmug Rv me """f"S "".W'vR T0 Keep TECHNICAL muses 'msv usE. 'Rom "W"1GN l..ow Senior Class Records Giving name, nickname, activities while in school designated as-Freshman C11, Sophomore C21, and future occupation. JAMES PERRY ADAMS-"Monk." Class treasurer C113 tenis team C21. Traveling salesman. l THOMAS EDWARD BAcON-"Toni." President Senior Judiciary Committee C-I-13 Administrative Board C2, 3, -l-1 3 class president C-l-1 3 advisory class president C31 3 class secretary C113 assistant manager Senior play C413 Freshman vaudeville committee Cl1Q football team C2, 3, 413 manager C31 3 captain C413 basketball squad Cl, 21 3 baseball team C4-1. U. S. Service. FELICE ALMA ELLIOT-"Fifi." Class vice-president C113 cast of "Kleptomaniac"3 Star and KCYQ cast Freshman Reception C41. Undecided. IRMA SIGLINDE GUTSCH-C1385 editor C413 Senior Advisory Board C413 Star and Key3 Glee Club Cl, 3, 4C3 Greek Theatre pageant C11 3 ACORN staff C-I-1 3 cast Freshman Reception C413 cast Senior play C41. Stanford. ARTHUR SHIRIVI ER HIERONYMUS-iiDOC.,, Class president C41 3 advisory class presi- dent C31 3 assistant manager Senior play 3 cast Senior play C-l-1. P. G. FELIx RUDOLPI-I KOENIG-'fF1icks." Tribune marathon C213 basketball Cl, 2, 31Q interclass basketball C21. Business. ALICE C. KORELL-Entered from Lowell High School C31. Undecided. ANITA LOUISE LASSEN-iiNCCtS.,, Entered from Oakland "Tech" C313 Star and Keyg cast Freshman Reception C4-1. Business College. ANITA CLAIR MARTINE-iiPCtC.l, Tennis team C21 3 cast Freshman Reception C-P1. Undecided. HERNDON W. lVICNUT'r-"Heine." Class president C333 Administrative Board C21 3 Senior Judicial Committee C41 3 baseball C31 3 football C2, 31. Undecided. ALVIN REIL MONTGOMERY-'ciMOHfC.,, Baseball C413 basketball C41. Radio Elec- trician. ELSIE A. MORGAN-Basketball C21 3 girls' baseball C31 3 cast Senior play C-I-1. Ste- norgrapher. EDITH NICKERSON-Left school. EILEEN NELSON-"Tacks." Class vice-president Cl, -I-1 3 advisory vice-president C31 3 Administrative board Cl, 313 ACORN staff C413 Star and KCYQ cast Freshman Reception C413 advisory chairman Belgian Baby Relief C413 committee red Cross movie benefit C41. .Kindergarten Teacher. EMORY C. ROEDER-UM." Military Cl, 2, 3, 41 3 secretary class C41. Undecided. VIOILET SCHMIDT-"Schniekle." Undecided. ISABEL SNYDER-"Teddy." Class vice-president Cl, 31 3Administrative Board C2, 31 3 cast Freshman Reception C-I-1 3 Star and KCYQ cast Senior play C41. College. VYOLA SPENCE-iiVy.,i Extravaganza C11 3 advisory treasurer Cl, 21 3 rowing crew C313 tennis club C313 Ukelele and Hiking Club C213 vice-president advisory class C31. Post Graduate. ' MILDRED RAY SPIRES-Star and Key 3 cast Freshman Reception C41. Trained Nurse. LESLIE A. SMITH-f"Gopher." Administrative Board, C313 football team C2, 313 manager C'l'1Q basketball C11 3 ACORN staff C-l1. Navy. WILLIAM WALKER TAYLOR-iiR0jO Bill" also 'lPeroxide Blond." Class editor C31 1 cast Senior play C41. P. G. HERMAN E. WEGIS-iiPCSI.7, Class editor C213 orchestra C313 interclass basket- ball C213 0111: Leaf staff C-l1. P. G.3 U. C. Page Thirty-eight THE ACORN J Q IIULJO L Lester Bishop Q Ruth Jackson XVil1is Garrettson President Vice-President Secretary Associated Students HIS SEMESTER, through the unc-easing efforts of the administration the Student Body was revived, the organization was as strong and probably stronger than others have been in the past. In the beginning of the term, President Bishop obtained permission from Dr. Thompson to have every other Thursday, student meeting period. By so doing all the students were forced to attend the meetings and the student hall has not been filled by the usual empty seat system. The fellows realized the seriousness of rooting and supported the yell leaders. Good order in meetings was obtained by the stationing of members ot' the Senior Judiciary Board around the study hall. Last term the compulsory student dues system was tried by the Board of Edu- cation in the High School. Being a great success the Board adopted this system to be permanent in the High School. Through this system, Mr. Evans and Secretary Garrettson have been paying off bills promptly, thus making good the standing of the school. During this semester the thrift stamp campaign was started by the government, and Mr. Evans' Advisory appropriated a 9550 Liberty Bond to the school, from which 33.75 was to he taken each week, and awarded as a prize to the student holding the lucky two-bit thrift stamp. So much interest was shown in the drawing that Dr. Thompson dismissed school at 2:50 each Friday in order that the students might be present at the drawing. The Student Body meetings have been good. Entertainment has been rendered by the June '18 Quartet, Misses Georgette Szoke, Hutt, and Hunt, and C. Tarleton. Good speakers were procured on occasions, who were greatly appreciated by the students. The Student Body was organized in 1899. The body was strong, but owing to the small enrollment of the school the body was not large enough to be great. The difficulty in the first few' years of the organization was the matter of finances. This was soon settled by giving shows and such famed productions as, "Ship Ahoy," "Chimes of Normandy," and the various vaudevilles are an out- growth of the financial system of those days. The Acorn was founded by VVhite in 1899. In 1914 the "Oak Leaf" was Page Forty THE Acokx founded by B. K. Vaughan. Since 1914 the "Oak Leaf" has grown rapidly due to the undying interest shown by Mr. Agard and the Journalism Classes. In 1914 the bank was organized by Mr. Evans, and since that time it has grown radiply. It is a branch of the Citizens and Alameda National Banks. It is the head bank over all the Grammar School Banks. This semester the matter of War Savings and Thrift Stamps has been ably taken care of by this organization. A few years ago Mr. Jesse Robinson, an old alumnus, offered two debating medals to the school in order to revive debating and public speaking in the schools. The school accepted his generosity and the debating society has since become a most important organization. This year we were represented in the State League of High School Debaters. The motion picture machine, which was purchased by the school a few years ago, has been giving many shows this last year, the revenue from which has gone to the Red Cross. Much is due to the efforts of Miss Haworth, who heads the committee. PAST OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS President Vice-President Secretary 1899 Gus White Milo' Wilcox Wm. Musgrave 1900 Wm. Musgrave Gordon Stewart L. R. Weinmann ' 1900 Chauncey Pratt Gerald Anthony Azro Lewis 1901 Gerald Anthony Jack Bliss Elizabeth Kent 1901 Gerald Anthony Harold Morrison Elizabeth Kent 1902 Chas. Lewis Chauncey Pond Elizabeth Kent 1902 Chas. Lewis Roswell Dague Dan Knox 1903 Frank O'Brien Ralph Marx Olive Dillon 1903 Frank O'Brien Ralph Marx Rose von Schmidt 1904 Roswell Dague Jerome Politzer Deane Tisdale 1904 Jerome Politzer Ralph Marx Marion Mitchell 1905 Russell Baker Edmund Brush Ida Spence 1905 Edmund Brush Harry Nason Ida Spence 1906 Wm. Everts Ida Spence Adele E. Ehrenberg 1907 Cary Troy Delores Bradley Russel McFarland 1907 Don Bailey Minnie Anderson Cory Troy 1908 Neil Wilson Dina Foveaux Harry Kassebaum 1908 Spencer Brush Alice Tellar Fred Greenwell 1909 Harry Kassebaum Martha Vaughan Byard Shangs 1910 Chas. Baum Marjorie Emmons Edwin Anthony 1910 Edwin Anthony Dorothy Tisdale Edward Seagrave 1911 Edwin Anthony Helen Sargent Edward Seagrave 1911 Chas. Kiser Anna Dodge YVilliam Howe 1912 Harold Von Schmidt Eugenia Vaughan Frank Pollard 1912 1913 1913 1914 Mendell Larkin Wendell Hauch Chas. L. Tilden B. Kendrick Vaughan Adeline Toye Dorothy Baum Charlotte Culver Ella Browning Jack Pearson Hans Lemcke B. Kendrick Vaugha Dean Perkins 1914 Samuel Terry Jean Sturtevent Harold Larkin 1915 Weston Volberg Gladys Cole Thos. Birbeck 1915 1916 1916 1917 Harold Etter' Harold Dexter Philip Holden Fred Terry Lillian Suydam Ruth Eubanks Helen Sanford Mildred Maurer Henry Bates Albert Gilliland Foster Miles Will Gill 1917 Douglas Osborn Edith Myers H. Davis-L. Bishop 1918 Lester Bishop Ruth Jackson W. Garrcttson ,PHE I f Acoxw ll Page Forly-one Top rowfKn0wland, Mclver, Bishop, Garrettson. Second row-Lovev, Moran, Vaughan, Lauenstein, Smith, Faulkner. Third row-Gamble, Tabor, Ross, Van Stan, Weichhart, Jackson, Bacon Bottom row-Jenkins, 1-iymle, Peterson, Snyder, Eulvunks, Nohman, AVIIIIHIIIS Administrative Board Pri-sident ...,r,, ..,............,. I .. BISHOP Vice-Presidellt ,............. RUTH JACKSON Secrct:1ry..,1 ........................ NV. GARRETSON Members at Large MARGARET HYDE REGINALD VAUGHAN TOM RACON R. LAUENSTEIN ANITA VVEIGHART GLADYS NORMAN Class Representatives IA Mg-lver ,,,,, HIGH SENIOR ......... ,....... E . Williams L, Smith ,,,,,,, LOW SENIOR ...,... ....,,.. I . Synder J, M011-U1 --,,-,, HIGH JUNIOR ......... ........ R . El1b3IlkS M, Lovey ,..,,,,,,4, LOW JUNIOR ,l............ l....... I na Van Stan H, Kngwland ,,,,,4 ,,,,..., H IGH SOPHOMORE D. THIJOI' XY, Allinger -,,,,,,, ...,.... I ,OAV SOPHOMORE ....... ....,.., I . ROSS J. Faulkner ,.,,,,,,.,,., ........ H ...... ........ R Ita JeIlkIl1S Hamilton Gamble Pagf' Forty-two LOXV FRESHMAN ...... ....... .Tova Peterson THE ACORN Top row-l"leminp:', Bishop. Middle row-Bost, Lum, Davis, Anderson. Bottom row+I,auensteiu, Iiac-ou, Garrettson, Vaughan, Senior judicial Committee Officers T. BACON ......,.,..,..,,..... .,..........,.... ..,...,.. I ' resident VV. GARHIiT'l'SUN ..... ..,....,, S eeretary MR. XV. MINIUM ...A..... ,..,............,.....,,... ,..,......Y...,..,.A.,. . X dvisor Members C. ANDERSON NV. FLEMING T. BACON XY. GAHIIETSON I.. BISHOP lt. LAUENSTEIN CHAVVI-'GRID BOST ll. I.L'M T. DAVIS H. MCNL'TT ll. YAUGHAN The Senior .Iudieial Board was seleeted by the Administrative lloard. lt is the duty of this body to keep general order in school. Cases of misconduct are taken before this organization. This Board also has other duties, for it represents the general feelings of fellows in the school. and reports these feelings to the faculty. The Fl't'SI'lIIl2lIl-S'0lJI10lll0l'C tie-up and other sueh functions are due to the aetivity of the Board. May it he il permanent body in the school. 'PHE ACORN Page Forty-fl1r4'i' in 1 'II-l' umm Illlvllnln ll v1.--:vn:uv1 u nnlln u lnlnl .I............,.........,......,.,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, V f it We will M THE' OM E M .W "rw rw- ffl, ml if !'fA.' li' Mfrs. A' . ............. U ................. .............................................................,.......... ' 'ff'-T ,. mm S THE ACORN presents a review of the school life of the term, so the Oak Leaf evidences school life as it manifests itself during the term. The policy of the Oak Leaf has always been to deal with the plans a11d prob- lems of the present and future rather than to review what has passed by. The Oak Leaf has taken the little interesting bits of school happen- ings and has published them for all to read. It has acted as a means of advertising deserving organizations, and has written up the school athletes, the officers, plays and benefits. In the Safety Valve columns the students' criticisms and suggestions have been published, and the problems of every day affairs have been considered in its editorial section. The financial side of the Oak Leaf is the real problem for the school. The paper receives a small amount of money from the school for its publication, but the main support must come from advertising. The soliciting of ads for a high school paper is a difficult and thankless work known only to the few who do it. The Oak Leaf is given free of charge to each member of the Student Body. The Oak Leaf though slightly larger than last term should be still more preten- tious and should have a greater number of issues. A school of the size of Alameda High School should be able to produce a larger paper, and it is to be hoped that the size and number of future editions will increase. The Editor and Manager, according to present arrangements, are elected by the Administrative Board. The staff is selected by the Editor from the Journalism Class and the school at large. The following were responsible for the publication of the Oak Leaf from January to June, 1918: Willard Fleming ........ ........ E ditor Thornton Davis ...... ..............-... N lanagel' Janet Brown ,,,,,,,, ...,...,. A ssociate Editor Bertram Castro ,,,.,, ..,..,... A ssociate Editor Carl Lauenstein ..... ......... A ssistant Manager STAFF Robert Lamborn, Edwin Greaves, Ruth Jackson, Anne Allen, Russell Bacon, Paul St. Sure, Esther Williams, Carlotta Heid, Stanley Livingston, Bill Townsend, Robert Lauenstein, Herman Wegis. Page Forty-four THE ACORN Debating OFFICERS President ..........,... ....,,.,..,.....,.....,.,. .......A. N I . Lovey Vice-President ...,... ,,....... . I. Moran Secretary ...........,...............,...,...A..........A.............,......,.. tl. Anderson HE SCHOOL YEAR 1017-1918 marked Alameda's active entry into inter- scholastic debating circles. With the exception of an occasional debate with another school, debating was confined entirely to competition within the school. While this was better than allowing the famous indoor sport to perish entirely, it was not conducive to any great development of interest except on the part of a few students. Meeting other schools, coming into conflict with outside opposition, is the very heart of all competition. All athletic and debat- ing coaches know this. Debating, confined within the school, is a good deal like a game of solitaire, and no one has ever been known to go wild with excitement about the latter. Last term Alameda decided to join the Interscholastic Public Speaking League, and we were matched for six debates, two with San Rafael, two with Napa and two with Berkeley. There was an abundance of good raw material, in such men as Jack Moran, Marshall Lovey, Paul St. Sure, Chesley Anderson, Jesse Levy, and others. All these men gave a good account of themselves in active competition, and bronze debating A's were awarded to Moran, Levy, St. Sure, Anderson and Melvin Mc- Kerricher. I In November, Alameda defeated San Rafael for the first time, and lost to Berke- ley in a close debate. In January, one Alameda team went to Napa, and the other remained in Alameda to meet the visiting Napa team. Alameda won the debate here against Napa, but the team which went to Napa lost by the score of 2-1'. Our last debate was held in March, when we overwhelmed San Rafael for the second time, but lost again to Berkeley. Out of a total of 18 decisions tthree deci- sions to a debatel Alameda received 10, thus giving us a percentage of better than .500 in the debating league. Considering this 'excellent showing for our first year of active competition, general school interest in the debates was surprisingly small. Another year, how- ever, when Alameda sweeps its district championship, there will be a different story to tell. There remain two debates this term. A prize debate on the question of the lnunicipal ownership of the city water supply, and the Jesse Robinson medal debate. What is the future of debating in Alameda High School? If we may judge by our success this year, with untried men, it should be a bright future that awaits usg yet when we stop to think about the lack of interest in debating, we are tempted to feel that unless a real awakening hits the school and revives its ancient spirit, we shall be left without representatives when the present teams are gone. It' younger members of the school come forward, to take these places, to work as faithfully as the loyal boys worked who make up the teams this year, Alameda will be the capital city on the debating map for years to comeg if not, we shall fall to that dull level of mediocrity, where the has-been and the failure lie sleeping side by side. 'PHE ACORN Page Forty-fiuve The Orchestra HE A. H. S. 0l'lCHliS'l'HA is making great strides. Perhaps the new Porter Auditorium with its fine stage and grand piano has been an incentive to the very early morning practice. The orchestra has reached a fine degree of ensemble playing. Practically all of the first violinists are good solo players and have shown their individual ability in assemblies, movies, con- cert wo1'k and church. The second violins, eight in all now, have improved greatly, too. With a much keener idea of intonation and rhythm they have made their -often very diflicult-parts beautiful and melodious. The clarinet and flute players are doing such enviable work that they are frequently sought by outside orchestras and schools, Now with the cornet doing splendidly and someone practicing hard on the trombone, another on bells, the happy find of the xylophone player, two excellent pianists, and a good drummer, our future is bright. The results this semester have been excellent, but there is a great need for the High School student to take up the more unusual instruments. This year the orches- tra has been playing compositions of Beethoven, Schubert, Hayden, in this way learning to appreciate the Symphonies and big overtures when they are heard. The department is gradually getting a fine library of interesting pieces and enough popular music now and then to make the Senior vaudeville stunts and the morning practice truly thrilling. In all its success, however, there is just that one degree of dissatisfaction, and it is this: In a high school with so large a registration there should be fifty members studying some instrument-cello, double bass, clarinet, flute, trombone, cornet. COIHG show your spirit, whether you think you are nmsical or not. l"ng1'Forty-six THE ACORN The Girls Glee Club IIE GIRLS CLEE CLUB have gone over "the tc The membership is larger than usual-iifty girls. They have a better repertoire ot' songs, and have appeared in public more times than ever before. We are proud of the reputation they have earned for themselves and the Alameda High. The. girls are to be congratulated on a most suc- cessful year. mp" this year lor ccrlalu. The Clee Club sang for the Congregational Church Song-Service the last Sunday in Februaryg for the Student Body, March 12g for Teachers' Institute, Oakland Audi- torium, March 27g t'or the Superintendeitts and Principals ol' California at Teclmical High, April 12, and for the Adelphian Club, May 2. Dorothy Anderson Beatrice Almond Henrietta Brandt Louise Berges Elaine Wallin Norma Hodges Genevieve Hohn Rita Jenkins Margaret Hyde Florence Barry Hazel Heal Thelma Burg Dorothy Thornhill TH E ACORN Dorothy Baird Mildred Fox Edith Nickerson Dorothy Tabor Virginia YValter Kathleen Basham- Alice Pouey Olga Seheurman Ruth Kiefter Florence Medan Georgette Szoke Helen Tank Phyllis Mears Crace Mathews .lane Cross Ruth Butterfield Eunice Roper Theo Larsen Ida Ross Hazel Haefner Grace Schaefer Ruth Sehenck Esther NVilliams Irma Gutsch Artha Bartels Lillian Smith Ruth Crane Constance Balthazar Maude Nickerson Helen Coldwaithe Thelma Nordlund Eleanore Ehrenburg Alice Teague Louise NValden Doris King Ruth Jackson Dorothea Federspiel Margaret Cunningham Rose Bangasser Elizabeth Garrett Page Foz'1-t'-.t'm'1'r1 The Bank U TO FEBRUARY 18, 1918, the Alameda High School Bank progressed rap- idly. The amount deposited was fifteen thousand dollars, there being over twenty-five hundred accounts averaging from two cents'up to over a hundred dollars. Then, on February 18, 1918, the Alameda City Schools Savings System placed its entire organization behind the Thrift Stamp and War Savings Certificate Campaign, the first duty of every loyal American being to raise money for the use of the United States in its fight for democracy. Mr. Du Four, Superintendent of Schools, said: "I feel that all further savings of the Alameda and NVar school children should be directed solely to the buying of Thrift Stamps Savings Certicatesi' Therefore, no further deposits were taken by the bank, and if it was desired to make deposits on open accounts, instead of purchasing Thrift Stamps and War Savings Certificates, it was necessary to make the deposits either at the Citizen's Bank or the Savings Bank of Alameda. Such deposits could not be less than 81.00. To encourage the buying of Thrift Stamps and War Savings Certificates a draw- ing takes placelin the Study Hall every Friday afternoon, at which a War Savings Certificate is given away. The Alameda City Schools Savings System will be resumed upon the completion of the Thrift Stamp and War Savings Certificate Campaign of 1918. Therefore, the students of the High School have been urged to buy Thrift Stamps and they have responded nobly, showing they are ready to do their hit for democracy. BUY A THRIFT STAMP A WEEK Tuesday Meetings AY BROTHER! what's going on to-day? Are we going to hear an army officer talk on the war? are we going to be taught how to laugh at anybody's jokes- cven Doc's unconscious ones? are we going to learn how to build ships? or are we going to have Bill Zingg tell us how to play the object ball with thc cue hall. s like paying a jitney in a grab bag arrangement, like they had before the war, and wondering what you'll get. It' Tuesday advisories make you wonder what you are going to get, but you always get it. The fellows haveheard talks and talksg model speeches, educational lectures and monologues and jokes, and they still come back for more. That in itself is proof enough that the system is a success, but the success does not stop there. The fellows try to make their advisory the first in everything and they try to put their room first by offering an interesting progam. n And it can be seenthat this is but the beginning. There are great possibilities in our plan which brings together all the fellows in the school and the idea of listening to speakers offered by advisories is merely the cornerstone for a great sctructure, which if properly built, must be permanent and pleasant. Page 1"orfy-figlzt THE ACORN une ' l 8 lartette OR HARMONY, jazz, and nerve there is one organization in the A. H. S. thait deserves credit. This is the June '18 Quartette. Four boys ot' the Class ol' .lune '18 decided that the school needed something to put a little "pep" into the meetings and other affairs of the school. This something they thought ot' was a quartette. Most of the high schools have themg why shouldn't Alameda have one also. With the very valuable assistance ot' Miss Mcliermott the .lune '18 Quartette was started. The following officials were appointed: V N. Hart, bari- tone, B. Castro, tenorg R. Vaughan, first bass, and P. St. Sure, second bass. After a few attempts the boys were able to strike a harmonious note now and then, but Miss McDermott was able to stand it, so they practiced with the idea that "practice makes perfect." While they didn't entirely reach the latter stage, they became proficient enough to sing at a student body meeting, where they were a "howling" success. - With such encouragement they proceeded to improve and sang at various meet- ings and entertainments. Their crowning glory, however, was "At Harmony June- tion," a sketch which they produced for the High Seniorpheum. This was really a hit, and the boys worked hard enough to make it so. As all the boys in the quartette graduate this term, the school will be minus a necessary part next term unless the Seniors have started the ball rolling and the other classes intend to keep it up. Conservation Cook Book HEN our High School sets out to do a thing, the result is sure to be good. This term our School has issued a Conservation Cook Book which groups the efforts of many departments. The greater part of the recipes were gathered by the classes in Cooking and Dietetics, under Mrs. Wardg the pub- lication was supervised by the Class in Journalism, under Mr. Agardg the cover de- sign was made by the Art Department, under Miss Abernethyg the typing done by the Class in Typing, under Miss Chaceg and the publication was financed by the Associated Students. The books are being sold by the Class in Salesmanship, un- der Mr. Evans, for the benefit of our Alameda High School Junior Red Cross. Here is something larger than a school interest, it reaches out to the needs of our com- munity and our nation. All the organizations in school should get behind this movement and push it through. lf this is done the results will be a good advertisement to the school ac- tivities. HELP KICIQ THE IIAISER BY BUYING WAR SAVINGS STAMPS 'THE ACORN Page Forty-nine Gladys Nohman Margaret Hyde Rea Euhanks Georgette Szoke President Secretary Vice-President Cox-r. Secretary The Girls' Association HIS TERM has been an active one for the newly formed Girls' Association. Under the careful guidance of our president, Gladys Nobmann, plans have been made and carried out arousing new interest and enthusiasm. At the beginning of this term, tactful and hard-working girls were chosen, form- ing the Senior Advisory Committee, the Entertainment, Welfare, and Ath- letic Committees. The Senior Advisory Committee consists of Senior girls whose duty it is to advise and direct new Freshman girls and welcome them to Alameda High School. The Entertainment Committee furnishes entertainment for all Associ- ation meetings. The VVelfare Committee is now working for a new girls' rest room, besides doing a great deal of welfare work for the Red Cross. OFFICERS President .....l...,.....,...,.......... ,,,.l... G . Nobmann Vice-President ....................... ....... R . Eubanks Corresponding Secretary ......................,..........l............,. G. Szoke A meeting is called every two weeks if possible, and this is when the things of interest are brought up and discussed by the girls. At one meeting near the begin- ning of the term, Miss de Witt, president of the Associated YVomen of the University of California, gave the girls an interesting talk on the work the girls can do now. Other speakers are to be asked, and interesting talks are being looked forward to. The girls have planned a big day to be held near the end of the term. It is to be a beach party. A big bonfire is to be built and wienies and potatoes are to be roasted. Girls t'rom different schools are to be asked and will give short speeches. Jinks are to be planned by the different classes, and an all-around good time is anticipated. It is sincerely hoped that the good work of the .Association will continue and improve every term. Pt 'gl' Fifzy THE ACORN l-'irsl row-I.. XValden, .l. Drown, lt. Jackson. A. XVard, Rl. Uattermole, tl. Nolvman Second row-C. He-id, A. Weicluluarl, li. Myall, lt, lint:-inks, Al. Hyde. Girls' Judiciary Board Chairman .,,,, ..... I ,ouise XValden Secretary .,.,........,..,.,. ............,1 X nnie XVard Gladys Nobmann Elizabeth Myall Rae Eubanks Anita Weichhart Carlotta Heid Ruth Jackson Martha Cattermole Janet Brown Margaret Hyde A Girls' Judiciary Board, composed of nine Seniors and two Juniors, has made its appearance this semester along with the Boys' Judiciary Board. Originally such a Board of control, called the Senior Advisory Committee, was composed of seven Senior girls who met with Doctor Thompson and Miss Haworth. Gradually as matters arose which concerned only the boys this board became exclusively con- trolled by the boys. Lately the girls have felt the need of such a committee, but it is only this term that definite action has been taken toward its formation. The purpose ot' this committee is to revise and control matters concerning the girls, and to act in co-operation with the lloys' Board in the management ot' school activities. 'PHE ACORN Page Fifty-one XVil1ard Fleming' Janet Brown Russell Bacon Star and Key Society OFFI C EHS President ,,,,..,,,,..,,... . ,....,. ,.,.. . Vice-l'resident ....,,. Secretary .,,,....,.,,. Treasurer ...,., Editor ,,,,,,,,, Louise Herges 'l'illie Brandt .lanet Brown Martha Cattermole Lewis Clark VVillard Fleming Helen Coldthwaithe ltuth Jackson George Hughes Edward liemble Gilbert Mears Elizabeth Myall Edith Nickerson Olga Schuerinann Paul St. Sure Reginald Vaughan Louise Walden Page Fifiy-l'zL'o l'EliMANEN'l' MER Carlotta Ileid Kathleen Lorentzen Virginia Vargas Annie Ward Hazel Sommer lflerndon McNutt Herman Flrichs Francis Graves Anita Claussenius Dorothy Conrad Ina Van Stan Felice Elliot Isabel Snyder Eileen Eyre Claribel Parshall Harriet VVarnecke Emily Laloge SERS ,....,.NYillartl Fleming ............lanet Brown ..,.,.,.Russell Bacon .....,Y..,..Annie Ward ,,,,,,,,l'l1ylIis lidgell Grace NYhite Il'Illll Gutscll Phyllis Edgell Grace Marion Elster Elinor Gutsch ' Frances Hitchcock Dorothy Tabor Sailna Koski Evelyn Mulvany Eileen Nelson Frances Cielow Elizabeth Xvlllllllllbl Carolyn Brady Herbert .lackson Robert Lauenstein XVillia1n Nankervis Christian Sneed Tn is Aeoax XValter Bishop Helen Fault Delwin lilfers Low Freshman Class NValter Bishop ....,..,.......A,,.,.......,.....,,..........,...,...........,.... President Helen Faull ,,.............,,,,,...,,,. Vice-President Tova Petersen ......., Class Representative Delwin Elfers .....,... .,,,,..., S L -eretary Hamilton Gamble ..... Class Representative Raymond Noaek ...., ,,,.,,.,,.,,,,.,,,..,. ' l'reasurer lack Lum ......,.,...,,,,.. .................. X 'ell Leader The most important event of the Freshman term was the Freshmen and Sopho- more tie-up. Although the Sophs won they had a hard light. Walter Bishop was a great help in keeping the Sophs' points down until the finish. Some weeks after the opening of the term the Class ot' Dee. '21 held their tirst meeting. There have been two meetings since, both having a large attendance. Hamilton Gamble Tova Peterson THE ACORN Page Fifty-tlzrer' Ulive-r Xviiilillllri Helen U't'onn9ll Malcolm Lamb Hlgh Freshman Class Oliver Williams ,... ..,,,.,,..,,, l 'resident liita Jenkins ...,...... .,,..Class ltcpresentativc Helen 0'Connell ,,,, ,,,i,, X 'ice-President .lerry Faulkner ,Y,,..,. Htllass Representative Malcolm Lamb ,,.... .,.. ..,,.,,,,. S e cretary Burgess Sorensen ...,,.,.,.......,..,,...,,i.... Iiditoi The class ot' June '21 has been organized, both last term and this term, with the preceding list ol' otlicers. Although we have had frequent meetings, no plans have been made for the future. , The one aim ol' the class is to have every member graduate together. lf this happens, we will be the largest class that so far has graduated from the Alameda High School. Few, il' any, classes are able to boast ot' this honor, which we hope will be ours. Rita Jenkins Jerome Faulkner Burgess Sorensen 1'11yc'l"ifIy-follr THiS Aconx I'I4lH'21l'll Kollme-yor Aurvlin XVu0rx Malwl l4lII1lPt'I1I2lll Low Sophomore Class lid liullillcyvl' .... A,,,,,A, ,,A.. I ' rcsiilc-nt Iila ltoss ......,..,....... .... . Class Itoprcscntativc Aurclia Wucrz ..,o,... ,,,,A, X 'icu-Prcsiclcnt Dorothy Anderson .... .,,,,oo,o,,,.,..,.,,,, I itlitoi Mable I.in1lci'man ...o. ,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, S 1 -crctary Mr. Pctcrson .,.,,., ,, ..,,...... A.,, , ,,,,, . Mtvisoi In January, 1917, Iloctor Thompson wclcomcml this class into thc Alamcmla lligh School. During the Low Fri-sliman ti-rm thc class gave- a sale, which was vary succcsst'ul. lfroshman-Sophomorc day was one ot' this tc1'm's prinvipal 1-vm-nts. Tho Sophs won thc tic-up after a clcspcratc struggle. The jostling anml tug-ol'-wal' wont to thv Sophs also. Dorotlmy .XmIv1'sm1 Ida Ross 'IIHI5 ACORN ljllffl' l"ij'f-1'-fffw' John McKean Xxfylllltfllll Spruanee l-ligh Sophomore Class Uliicers of Fall Term, 1917: John McKean ...........,,.. ...,..,.,..,, l 'resident Margaret Spruance .,..... ...... N 'ice-President George Clark ..........r.... .,,,.. ,,,,.,.,,,.,r S e cretary Kruger Dunbar ....., ......A............,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, E ditoi- Russel Knowland ..,,.. ..,.,,, C lass Representative Angie Perry .................r.,... ....... C lass Representative Ullicers for Spring Term, 1918: VVilliam Spruance ........... ..,.......... l 'resident Melita Hutt ...,...,..,.,., ,,..... N 'ice-President Colby Tarleton .........,. .,.,..... ..,. .,.,.......,.... S e c retary Margaret Spruance .,,..,,...,,....,.............,,.r.,.,,,.,,,,r,...,..,........ Editor During the Fall term the class had several meetings but were not organized thoroughly so did not do much. During the Spring term of 1918, the class has shown a lot of school and class spirit. They gave an entertainment and dance at Dorothy Tabor's house on the 22nd of February, and on that occasion they surely showed their class spirit. The affair was carefully planned to insure its success. Melita Hutt was made chair- man of a committee to arrange the program for the party, and she appointed the following to assist her: Carolyn Brady, Clark Spence, Kruger Dunbar, Christian Snead, Grace Marion Elster. At the beginning of the evening, the entertainment in which several pupils displayed their talent. The following people took part: Thelma Nordland sang, accompanied on the piano by Thelma Burgg Thelma Callas way and Dorothy Tabor sang a duet, accompanied on the piano by Elinor Gutselig Colby Tarleton and Margaret Spruance gave a ukelele numberg a skit was pre- sented by Grace Marion Elster, John McKean and Kruger Dunbarg and Russel Know- land showed a Victor Moore comedy with his moving picture machine. After the entertainment the evening was devoted to dancing, with refreshments, of course. The class has also planned a mnnber of other things before the end of the term. Page Fiffy-six THE Acoiw llalph liailey Harriet NVarneeke 'Pliomas llalerow Low unior Class llalph Bailey A.,........ ...,....,., I 'resident Ina Van Stan ..,..,... Class Representative Harriet Warneeke .. .w....,..,.. Vice-President Marshall Lovey .... Class Representative TIIUIIIZIS Halerow ...., .,Seeretary-Treasurex Anita Claussenis ....,,...,,..,,..,...ll.,,,, Editor Toward the end ot' last term a committee was appointed to get designs for .Iunior pins. This term another Robinson debating medal was won by? Marshall Lovey, making the third to the eredit ot' our class. For our Low .Iunior term the above otlieers were elected. After much eontro- versy between Shrevites and Clarkists, we selected a pin ot' original design, show- ing a tiny acorn and one ol' our elass colors in a sapphire. Tlirougli all our undertakings we have had the friendly eo-operation and adviee ot' Mr. Daniels. Ina Yan Stan Marsllnll Loxey Anita 1'lElllSHl'lllllS TH li Acoizx Page Ififty-sw-zwz Iiohert I.nuenstein Helen Gilliland Carl l,2llH'IlSf6'l!l l-llgh lunlor Class Robert Lauenstcin ..,...,,,,..,,.A,,....,...,,...,.,.,........... .,.A,, l 'resident llelen Gilliland ......,. ...., ,.., X ' ice-President Eileen Eyre ,. .. ......,..,,,,,,,,,,,A.A.,A.. Editor Curl Lauenstein ,... ...,...,... S ecretury .lack Moran ,,,. ,Y.,. 4 Iluss lieprescntutive Hcrmoine Rohr ...,.,.. .,.,,,,,,A,,,.,,A. ' l'reasurer lien liubunks ....,,.... Class Representative Unusual acliviiy has been shown by the class of June 'lil ever since their entry Freslnnan year-The boys bought watch fobs: and the girls held an eundy sale which netted a goodly sum for the A. H. S. Sophomore yezn'-Two class dances were enjoyed. Another candy sale was held for the benefit of the motion picture fund. The .lunior year as an whole has been very successful. NVe chose an very good pin in the Low .lunior year. 'l'hc High .lunior year was marked by the success ol' the J unior Prom. Eileen Eyre Hermione Rohr lieu l'llllb5lllliS .lack Moran Page lfifty-vigil! Tm? ,-Xeokx Rooting HE OFFICE ol' yell leader was made an A. S. A. H. S. olliee in 1919. L'p to that time the yell leader was the ablest arm waver in the bleachers or in 'the study hall, and there had been no especial seleetion. During the football season the fellows got behind Vaughan and Gar- rettson and the team was ably supported. This term the boys have sup- ported Bost and Phillpott and A. H. S. ean now boast many loud mouths. Past Yell Leaders are' June 1910 .lune 1911 lleeember Deeember .Iune 1913 December June 1914 lleeember .lune 1915 December June 1910 lleeemher Jnne1917 llOl'0l11lJL'l' June 1918 Tn I2 ACCJRN 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 mtieo. Mastiek .. .,.H. Adams Adams Ilurney ...Dean Perkins ...llobert Baker ,.,,,.Harry litter Sherman Asehe ..Wm. Vaughan Harry litter Kahn , Wm. Vaughan Meltae .. .lit-g. Vaughan ,,Crawt'ord Host Page fllff-1'-Illlll 1' Nw, N W WF Military Preparedness LAMEDA HIGH has something to be proud of. It is her gallant battalion of soldiers. This term military was started off in great form and has con- tinued in such a manner. Otto Rittler was made commandant of cadets by Dr. Thompson and through his efforts much has been done. One of the first things Commandant Bittler did was the selection of a new major, and Ed. Marriott fell into this position. Ed has had a great deal of good and prac- tical military training, having attended a military school and he also was a regulal' in the L'. S. Army until he obtained a furlough in order that he might finish high school. This semester there are three companies. They are the Senior company, headed by Captain McKimmins, the Junior company headed by Captain Bishop, and the Freshman company headed by Captain Loring. Probably through patriotism the cadets have realized the seriousness of drilling and have learned a great deal. In the spring vacation the State gave an encampment at Mt. Diablo and invited the Alameda High Cadets. Many responded and had a good time besides having experienced some real military training. The A. H. S. Cadets were organized in 1914 by Leland Sweeney. There was no period in school in which the cadets could drill and as a result drilling after school was the consequence. A few loyals were out but little could be done owing to the fact that there was no military equipment in the school. ln 1915 Harold Kahn was made major until a selection could be made. Captain C. P. Magagnos, N. G. C. Cdeceasedi, was called on and he selected Foster Miles. Miles was the man of the hour in this instance and a rapid stride was taken. The cadets succeeded so well that the State sent some manuals, sabers, chevrons, guns, etc. The next year the State sent to us Lieutenant Lamb fnow in Francel, who started the youthful soldiers on advance work. Such ceremonies as flag raising and lowering were performed, and the A. H. S. just missed being a military insti- tution. Our good fortune in having Lieut. Lamb was not for long, as in January, 1917, he was called on active duty. In the fall of 1917 the cadets, headed by Pettes St. Sure, went out to the State rifle range at Leona Heights and did some real shooting. ln conclusion, the fact that the cadets are members of the Junior Reserve Ofiicers' Training Camp should not be omitted. Should the Government call on those eligible, every one knows they are ready. Officers and Staff of the Alameda High Cadets Otto Rittler ................................................................................ Commandant Edwin Marriott ....... .................................... M ajor Carroll Bost ............ ............. B attalion Adjustant Crawford Bost .....,, ....... B attalion Quartermaster Thomas Halcrow ..... ...................... S eargeant-Major Scott Baum .......,.......... ........ B attalion Color Sergeant Reginald Vaughan ..... ................. .............. B a ttalion Trumpeter Co. 12 Mark Mcliimmins ........ ........,......,....... ................... C a ptain L. Hoen ................... ......... 1 st Lieutenant C. Lauenstein ..,., ........ 2 nd Lieutenant Page Sixty-two THE ACORN Co. 11 L. BlSll0D ...,,.. ,,,,..,,,,,,4,,,,A,, ,,4.,..-,-.-,. I I aptain T- Davis ---..-.A..... ..A.......... ......,.... 1 s t Lieutenant R- I-2lll0IlSl0ill ...... .........,...v...... ......... 2 n d Lieutenant Co. 49 M- L0l'iI1g ........., .................,.. ............,.,.. I I aptain R- MC'Cllll0C'h ....... ........... l st Lieutenant K. White .......................... .....,...,... 2 nd Lieutenant School Preparedness ODAY all our high schools are bigger and broader than before the war. In the Alameda High School, books and papers, classrooms and tories maintain their places as before, but in addition there is now a prac- tical and sincere effort to help in the war-knitting for the soldiers and' . sailors, collecting clothes for the Belgians, buying Liberty Bonds and labora- Thrift Stamps, saving tinfoil, preserving fruit in the summer, planting gardens in the spring, boosting for the Y.. M. C. A. in the fall, making surgical dressings and scrapbooks for the hospitals, with refugee and baby clothes galore, to say nothing of theatrical benefits and movie performances. For the good cause we have enjoyed plays and vaudevilles and the latest movie stars, Mary Pickford, Marguerite Clark, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, Charles Ray, Sessue Hayakawa, together with numerous patriotic films. Energy and work are needed for these activities which are not listed in the schedule nor counted for graduation. But who can deny that the aim of education is to develop responsibility with that capacity for hard work and efficient management that plans ahead and accomplishes results The service flag with its 220 stars that hangs in our entrance hall emphasizes the fact that service is the keynote of the student body and the faculty. To begin with, every student is a member of the Junior Red Cross. Headquarters for the local chapter have been at the High School since August to save extra clerical expense. There are now extension classes in food conservation, dietetics, first aid, hygiene, and surgical dressings. Since August we have raised over 535000 for war work. We have bought twelve Liberty Bonds and S3000 Thrift Stamps, given S5500 to Y. M. C. Ai., knitted S9400 worth of wool, sent S5100 for Belgian relief and S100 for French relief, with a drayload of warm clothes, socks, shoes, handkerchiefs, baby clothes and quilts, together with 670 letters to Belgian children. We have made comfort bags for the soldiers and 170 interesting and quite artistic scrap books containing pictures, stories and jokes to relieve the monotony of wounded soldiers in the hospitals. Just now we are busy on refugee garments for abroad and knitted sweaters for the Alameda com- pany to be in the field soon. No task is small or inconspicuous if it can be of service, and we try to 1'equests from gun wipes to four-minute speeches. The salesmanship class advertised and managed a newspaper drive. The High School Bank has 313,288.19 CApril 181 for War Savings Stamps. Spring plans indicate war meet all recently handled gardens will yield a valuable summer crop. We not only make money but we save it, and the thrifty Seniors have devised all sorts of means for curtailing expenses and simplifying class activities. We have a saying, "lf you want anything, ask for it," and we find that the students respond and "Go over the ton." THE ACORN Page Sixty-tin-we 'PIII-l Q ws The Hallowell Haunt HE CLASS OF JUNE '18 presented "The Hallowell Haunt" as its Low Senior Play on Friday evening, October 5, 1917, at the Adelphian Hall. This play, which was written by Janet Brown, a member of the class of June 18, surpassed all previous productions, because it afforded unusual opportuni- ties for fine characterizations, and was also a success from an artistic as well as from a dramatic viewpoint. The play "got over the footlights' from thc very start, and certainly this honor belongs to the author, Janet Brown, who certainly saw to it that there was lots of pep and jazz in the plot. The class may well be proud of this production, for its pretty scenery, stage settings, costumes, together with plenty of action, made the play, which was quite within the possibilities of amateur actors, who were exceedingly natural in their action, a success. These things showed careful coaching, for there were no breaks or awkward places in the whole performance. In the beginning of' the play we find Geoffrey Adams, during the progress of his house party, quarreling with Veronica Anne Hallowell, over her supposed flirtation with Bruce Mainwaring. During the evening they converse on the love story of Captain Geoffrey Adams and the Hallowell Haunt of Revolutionary times. Veronica Anne, it is said, walks once a year to fill her rose jar with petals. Falling asleep on the sofa, Geoffrey sees the Haunt and follows her back into the Revolutionary days when she, Veronica Anne, was a Toryg and he was Captain Geoffrey Adams of the Continental Army, and a spy in the British lines. Because he is being hunted by the British, in his dream he comes to Veronica and she hides him until the Page Sixty-six THE AcoRN British officers shall have left the house. lnto their plotting comes Peter and Betty, the gardener and the maid, who contrive to turn up at odd moments. 'When the British officers finally go, Major Bruce Mainwaring is left behind to await dis- patches, and to his surprise he finds Veronica and Geoffrey plotting their troth and saying good-bye over the rose jar. In the fight that follows Veronica drops thc jar, which breaks as Geoffrey kills Major Mainwaring. In the final scene Peter, the old butler, coming in to build the fire, wakes Geof- frey up. With the aid of his dreams of the Revolutionary Veronica Anne and Captain Geoffrey Adams, he mends his engagement with Veronica. As he begins to tell her of his wonderful dream, Veronica picks up the jar and finds that it has once been broken. Cast of Characters Geoffrey Adams ........,,.,...... 1 ....,,, Willard Fleming Veronica Anne Hallowell ....... ..... ..... E s ther Williams Bruce Mainwairing ................. ......,. C hesley Anderson Sally Bonnet .........,...................... ............... J anet Brown Mrs. Hartley Rutherford ...,...... ......,.. G eorgette Szoke John Hallowell ..........,........,.... ....,. Mrs. Crub ............. Betty ................. General Gage ..... . Peter .................... Polly Hamilton ....... Lettice Green ....,.. Messenger ...,..............,., .Jonathan Tibbets .Martha Cattermole ..........Carlotta Heid Sylvester Lamborn ......Bertram Castro ..........Ruth Jackson .......,..Anita Weichart .....Edward Kemble Leflennant Gardner ,..,,... ..,...... N Villis Garrettson I HE ACORN Page Szxly sei en The Late Mr. Castello HIC SENIOR PLAY, "The Late Mr. Castello," a farce in three acts, was presented by the class ot' December '18, on Saturday evening, March Ili. This play, the first to be held in the new Porter School, was a decided success from a dramatic standpoint, due to the excellent east, and through the unceasing efforts of' the manager, Paul Lum, a financial success. The selection of' this play, by Sydney Grundy, demonstrates the fact that the High School can produce the better class ot' plays and still have an appreciative and entertained audience. Great credit is due to Mr. William Varcoe as director. The plot deals with the love atlairs of' the charming and coquettish widow. Sadie Castello, and her numerous flirtationsg her sister, Avice l1ickerdyke's vain attempts to get a husbandg and lastly, Mrs. liickerdyke, who yearns for Sil' Pinto. The scene ot' this English comedy is laid throughout in the drawing-room ol' Mrs. l5ickerdyke's residence, near London. The time is mid-summer. Mrs. Bickerdyke, who buys stock with what little money she has, has not enough to keep both daughters and herself, so she decides Sadie must marry one ol' her ardent suitors. Although she desires Sir Pinto, Mrs. Bickerdyke is willing to sacrifice him to get Sadie out of' the way, and give the over-anxious Aviee a chance to marry. In the first act the scene is laid in the morning. The play opens with Mrs. Bickerdyke figuring her profit from stocks. Avice enters and argues with her mother upon her selection ot' stocks. ,Xvice has even 1"11gi'Sixfy-vigil! ,FHE ACORN been studying finances in order to interest Jack Uniacke, but despairs of any suc- cess with Sadie in the house. Her mother says she can do nothing with Sadie, because of her constancy to the late Mr. Castello. She met him on the way to South America and married him, but was most unhappy. Sadie returned to England in broken health and Alvarez went to the interior to shoot big. game and was never heard of again. ' Mr. Uniacke is the first one to be definitely refused. Soon after Sir Pinto pl'O- poses in a note, accompanying Sadie's birthday present. Captain Trefusis, who has been jilted by an unknown Beryl, calls and decides Sadie is going to marry him. He appears most successful, as before he leaves she already calls him by his first name, Douglas, and he has kissed her and been detected. Mrs. Bickerdyke says she is an expense and obstacle, so Sadie angrily accepts Sir Pinto. Mrs. Bickerdyke is overcome, for she receives a telegram saying she has made 50,000 pounds and now she has unnecessarily lost Sir Pinto. Act II is the same scene in the afternoon. ' Avice has some success with Jack. Sadie informs her mother she has no inten- tions of marrying Sir Pinto. The Captain succeeds in making Sadie admit that she cared nothing for Alvarez, and she makes him admit that he is free to marry her regardless of Beryl, and then tells him.she is engaged to Sir Pinto. The undaunted Captain plans to become the long-lost Alvarez and frighten Sir Pinto into marrying Mrs. Bickerdyke. The plan is most successful, for Sir Pinto, fearing the wrath of Sadie's supposed husband, admits the proposal was for Mrs. Bickerdyke. Sadie is pleased, but does not comprehend the situation. Act III is the same scene, after dinner. E Sir Pinto confesses to Mrs. Bickerdyke that his age is sixty-three instead ot' fifty-nine, and she tells him she has lost all her money and also admits that Alvarez is only the Captainf. Sir Pinto says he will propose to Sadie again, but the Captain says he is a witness that he proposed to Mrs. Bickerdyke. Sadie makes the Captain admit there is no Beryl and then refuses him again. Avice, who has taken the Captain's advice and dangled, informs her sister that she is engaged to Jack. The Captain now produces Alvarez, and Sadie becomes very excited and says she will kill herself before she will live with him. Sadie then tells the Captain that she really loves him and he promises to wait for her. Soon Sadie hears Alvarez arguing in Portuguese outside and as Alvarez is announced, the Captain walks in and she falls in his arms. When she regains consciousness she learns that the Captain is the supposed Alvarez, and says, "Thank Heaven!" CAST ' Capt. Trefnses .........,. .............. ....,.....,....... I I aul St. Sure Sir Pinto Wanklyn ...... .......... A rthur Hieronynms Jack Uniacke ..........,.. ........,.... G ilbert Mears Spencer ...............,... ........ VN 'illiam Taylor Mrs. Castello ........... ....... I sabel .Snyder Mrs. Bickerdyke ...,.... .......... I rma Gutsch Avice Bieckerdyke ....... ........ E lsie Morgan 'PHE ACORN Page Sixty-nim' l-li Seniorpheum HE Hl SENIOHPHEUM, presented by the class ol' June '18 on April 12 at Porter School, was a success, a big success. The production was said by many to be the best ever put on by the Alameda High School. The net proceeds ot' over a hundred and sixty dollars speak worlds for the linancial success of the entertainment. The entire proceeds were given by the class to purchase knitting wool. This wool is to be used by the girls of the High School to knit sweaters l'or the company ol' Alameda "Sammies" which will leave in the next draft. The program consisted ot' ten numbers. The entire length ol' the performance was three hours. The entertainment started with a good old-fashioned minuet, presented by eight girls ol' the June '18 class. The accompanying recitation by Carlotta Heid was well received by thc audience. The settings and quaint costumes made the scene a most charming one. Those who took part were C. Heid, M. Hubbell, B. Jack- son, H. Goldthwaite, M. Hodges, M. liollmyer, J. Brown, li. NVilliams, D. Gardner. Harmony Junction, a quartet sketch, proved a riot ol' laughter. Bertram Castro's characterization of a rube stationmaster brought forth roars of amuse- ment. Newel Hart, as a dandilied actor, caused quite a flutter in the audience. "Reg" Vaughan, "da blackest coon portaw what ebcr libbed," and Paul St. Sure, the "raggediest" tramp, provided enough amusement for several shows. The American lieauty Chorus, led by Georgette Szoke, captured everyone by their charm and grace. Indeed, this number was one of the big attractions on the program. Their "Powder Putt" song made a big hit. The chorus was presented by C. Szoke, M. Cattermole, l. VVallace, D. Gardner, E. NVilliams, S. Chucovich, M. liollmyer, K. Lorentzen, H. Sanford, M. Hodges, O. Scheurman. The Jazz Band, as presented by .l. Jacobs, I.. Mclver, I.. Berlin and C. Tarleton, Page Smwnfy 'PHE ACORN made one t'eel just like getting up and dancing. Indeed, behind the scenes those waiting their turn were dancing. The band played a great many of the popular songs, which are always well received. A comic dialogue, "Wise and Otherwise," was given by Georgette Szoke and Paul St. Sure. They exchanged quite a bit of lively chatter and rendered two or three songs. PaulfSt. Sure's recitation about an onion produced a good deal of mcrriment. Following two selections given by the A,. H. S. Orchestra, Robert Lamborn gave a spirited four-minute talk. His subject was the old slogan, "Buy a Bond." The last number on the program was a two-act skit. The title was "Let's All Get Married." Married life may be exciting, but not half as exciting as trying to get married to the girl one loves and also to annex two hundred thousand dollars by that marriage. Especially when there is a bogus burglar, a bogus minister and a bogus husband all working themselves into the general mixup. One can imagine the situations that would arise from such a plot. The skit p1'oved to be a real head- liner. Cast of "Let's Get Married." .lack Foster ..............,....................... ' ......, ....,...,. ......... 2 .... C . I. BOS! Ethel Carrington ....... ........ I anet Brown Miss Plum ,,,,,4.,.,,, ......... f Q. N0bI1laIl Dick Havens ..,., ...,..... R . Vaughan Mr. Payne ...,... ............... L. Clark Revf. Morris .......... ........ C . Anderson Max Carrington ....... ......... W . Fleming Biggs ,.,,,.,,,.,,,,,,.,.,.,,,,., ....... B . Castro Goldie McGrath ...... ........ E . Myall Marjorie Miller ..... .......... C . Heid THE ACORN Page Seventy-one "alFEEEfE,EEF2Ei!EE!2S Fighting Americans Now fBy Strickland W.,Gillilan.J Yes, Fritz, you are fighting Americans now, 'And the 'outcome is easy to guess. .A lively new foe has a hand in the row- Your chances for winning are less. For Sammie- has made his belligerent bow- He'll show you you're fighting Americans now! You're fighting a nation that's never been licked By foeman abroad or at home. By lie-propaganda she cannot be tricked- Her fighters are crossing the foam, Or fighting on farms with the harrow and plow- Yes, Fritz, you are fighting Americans now! You're fighting a nation that's waking at last To all the word "Prussianize" meansg As hero our part in the play has been cast In all the Great Dramatist's scenes. In all of your plans you will have to allow For the fact that you're fighting Americans now! You're fighting a nation that never has fought For aims that were selfish or baseg A nation that cannot be frightened or bought Or crushed by your brutalized race. The laurels must stay upon Liberty's brow- And will! You are fighting Americans now! You've striven with hordes of invincible France. You've striven with Tommies-you KNOW! - Italians have led you a dangerous dance, There's trouble wherever you go. Poor Fritzie-you'd better go home to your frau! Ach, himmel! You're fighting Americans now! 5 P i K i is FE FE. i FS. EE E2 E2 E2 Pie. E O O gi - ,JANUARY Q U'.'N1I'lA'!E'D V 7-Many strange faces at school but none stranger V N002 V than 0tto's poison ivy decorated visage. Pliltlbkllk, uv' 8-Levy strives to gain mention in the A. H. S. ,am-f-rf Mqpf ALL-av!! TIME 31.5-toon. 1... THE GRE51 Mvsreay STRANGE SIGNS APPEAR IN NUMEKOUS QJANTITIED ,..,- Q F . 'Kjos iqx f K -A PoRTell schoon- Jurilol PRQM ,QELU HERE WITH 6REAT Sui- ccss. MANAegn sw' BK. 'DAv1S. ft I I 1, . 1 43, -4 at , ,-ii av- Svvow-MALL Nlv-' booucszs ousv Reuwvs Fnarq use-rnJa-. CAUGHT IM lNL1't0N f -N ,gig s Q' D Ju ,n"v ' gigvet is Z 394.906 '-. -mt M f X -ixxu SFS? ggxul ,O ogvq? sg f .Q 09,1 LA. Q 'L"fQ 12 A-H-s. C1-warvs D rnesuf-sen use T45 .mms W f'I-APITORML cow-res-rs AFTER HARD Flibqf - u f 5 S S5652 3 ' if Page Seventy-four 2 g 1 034 5 5. rv archives by breaking the banana special record of ten at one sitting. Pa Nylander cut his career short by a display of force. 9-The marvelous Sleuth Carpenter is on the trail ot' any miscreant without a hall pass signed by the powers that be. 10-Boost and Bost are the features of the installa- tion of A. S. A. H. S. oflicers. 11-Small edition of two lwatcrb gun Hart appears in yard and wounds Otto and ruins Wells' lavender tie. 14-Doc arrives an hour late and thus makes the Freshmen wait to be told that they should be on time. 15-Young Lum appears before the critical public eye and is passed upon as a worthy successor N of Bost for the boosters' job. Wells runs into an ambush with an umbrella. 16-Major Marriott appears to listen to Otto's or- ders and to give his own. 17-Not tcensoredb measles but Crane Wilbur is the cause of the many absences of members of the fair sex from period seven. Bee-oo-tee-ful o-range tickets at six bits a throw are put on the market. 18-Vaughan and Lamborn hold debate on, "Why get up at seven o'clock when you can stay in bed till eight?" ' 21-One Battling Boyce and Limpid Lamborn do battle at the Devil's Den at 9:03. 22-Lamborn reports there is no Devvil's Den in Alameda. VVe recommend that he try VValnut and Central. 23-Twenty odd, very odd, men turn out for base- ball. ' 2-l-Anderson and Vaughan are victims of the all- reaching propaganda, the german measles. How quiet it seems in school. 2.1-Mr. Coan and Mr. Peterson make themselves famous by -attending the Freshie reception. Honest, girls, they were invited. 28-Knowing Sophs pull the time-worn gag of Frosh rules. XVon't they ever realize that it's a waste of time, energy and argument with the faculty? Senior play tryouts. Some sure are very try- ing. fVVe don't like that one very much our- selves.-Ed.J THE ACORN QOL Simow. VLAY HANK' BY LUN pf1oVES A Bl NEA A,N.s. cn-DET5 Ho'-9 ANNUAL :LAMP- , A. . f 2 4 'i I I .' Q ' " .,ir..fZ Aqqg. RUOITURIUPW Annsluo DE Bacon: n THE GKEAY '5EAr.1'oNE smcvs ran-las STUUENT5 l TH E ACORN 29-Lieut. Sam Terry makes what the doctor might call a model speech. 31-Philpott, one bright young leader, with a movement like a regular bartender, wins hon- ors in Bishop's famous Columbia chorus elim- ination system. FEBRUARY 1-One whole month gone and no great change is noticed beside the fact that Anderson is still conspicuous by his absence. 2-Five pounds makes its how to the school. What is it? 3-A reel live free movie show for nothin'. Gosh! 4-Mr. Daniels objects to the noonday eraser bat- tle, not because someone is liable to injury but because so many erasers are lost. 5-Young Bishop elopes with someone's knitting bag. 6-Entire school excused at 1:40. Y. M. C. A. has big attendance. -Alameda High discovers that it has a baseball team when we win from Haywards in the first game of the season-18-5. --Hooray! VVhat next? Our hats are oil' to you, Mr. Lincoln, for this unexpected moratorium from school work. 13-Mr. Agard's friend appears in the "Pinch Hit- ter"-"an exquisite representation of baseball technique." 14-Two bronze block A's for Anderson and St. Sure are put in circulation. la-A. H. S. team wills second Hayward game- 6 5 7 19 16-The entire student body mourns the death of "Mattie" Vaughan Samuels. 19-Anderson tells Tuesday meeting how to win a block A. Very interesting. 20-Mary Pickford appears on the screen for the A. H. S. movie fans. 21-Eleven men spotted on corner ot' Tenth street. All have different alibis but all get away with them. How do they do it? 22-One whole, big, long holiday in honor of the boy who never told a lie. 23-"Yes, father, the bigger the number the higher the mark, etc., etc., etc." 20-The Senior bench is moved to higher altitudes by some daring young ruftians who are in turn apprehended by a bold policeman. - -A. H. S. team wins another game with the Deat' and Dumb School. Spence wants to know when they play the blind. 97 Page S1'1'1'!zfy-HW' 'HAL L VAUGNN AND RENT Dor'ucu.E. COST 1,L1l1- LINCOLN FARK 'TECHNICAL GIVES HJLS. SUGHT SEATING ,.1 11l-l-:iii if will QW w cg -3--' .Q - -- -' 30 L ax nf fl IN YRQ47 oF, Strdoon. 'THE ANAIFUL CRIME TNYENS FP-on NEAR ISY 'V iii ' 4 ii' 28-Misses Hutt and Hunt favor us. The subject of vacant gardens is discussed. MARCH 1-Alameda loses close debate to Berkeley and wins 3-0 from San Rafael. 2-Hurrah for our side. Alameda varsity defeats Phoenix second at St. Mary's. li-St. Mary's Phoenix 2 hold A. H. S. boys to 4 t0 4 tie. 7-Damp weather and dampened spirits prevail. 8-logol-litch plays the violin for benefit this own and othersl at Porter. 9-Exes for military commissions sadly deplete the ranks of high rankers. 12--Mr. Coan moves his audience and himself to tears ,with his plea for the Senior Play. 13-Lick can't seem to forget Lamborn so they call off a scheduled game. 14-The -nth wonder of the world. Doc declares a fifteen-minute recess after glee club concert at advisory. . Freshmen win Fresh-Soph game 4-2. 15-Freshman-Soph tie-up won by Sophs and the tug of war also. ' 16-"The Late Mr. Castello" is produced, but who wants to be a "late" person when he can have a part like St. Sure had? ,-X QVacation.l V 3 in 1-'Tis all fool's day and most oi' thelll show up QQWQFYQ ix X to begin school. 2-Home gardens are the order of the day. The , ' . 0 Government feels the need of strength-grow II" f :gil ffl 1" onions. Amr" I :Cl ' 1 v s ' " 3-Alameda varsity 1, lfremont 0. We re right evrmgn-sexe 'SUMM ER VACATION after you, Tech, after you but not behind you. 4-Ford Samuel makes the talk at student body THROWING AWA RUBDISH meeting. ' V. Third Liberty Loan drive to begin. Z l X 5-One week has passed and Mr. Minium is still 155: af ' ' among the missing. Get after him, Miss ff ' if' ' ' Brown, he's cutting classes. W 3 W 9-Our Miss Dyer is appointed to lead Red Cross V, my A I unit in France. I ' Miss Garrettson says Georgette's poster would I . make a good Neptune Beach ad. ' L- 10-Doctor Lum, known to us as father ot' J. and Page Seventy-six P. Lum, leaves for Francet THE ACORN 11-Someone pulls a low trick on Mr. Coan-the room has a queer appearance. "Ain't he grand, Mabel" appears. If he ain't the article is. 12-Seniorpheum-good stuff, June '18. Alameda varsity 6, University High 1. 14-On this day our Secretary Garrettson breaks the Sabbath by getting pinched for parking in the wrong place. 15-Garrettson appears in court. 16-Working reserve for boys begins campaign in school. We'l1 all be wearing overalls soon. 17-Swimming team turnout. Hutt enters back stroke. He believes he can make more head- way going in that direction. 18-Corsets, Tech Bannerg Flagpolesg Rally, Bochert singsg and finally big game lost 6-3. The story is not told by the score. 22-Vaughan and Castro sing at a lecture on dogs at the Episcopalian church. Quite appropriate accompaniment, we should say. 23-Mr. Robertson tells us that every man should cheer for his own country. 24-Alameda beats Oakland 8-5 when Nielson hits a home run with the bases loaded. -0-Grammar school track meet and half holiday for us. Let's have track meets often. Miss Dyer given splendid' send-off. ' 'Z' 26-Liberty day and Alameda shows her apprecia- tion of the holiday by going over the top. 29-Mr. Daniels announces that Spence has paid for his Liberty Bond. 30-The Acorn management argues with Mr. Coan for the money spent for lunches. MAY ' 1+"Call me early mother, for I am to be queen of May." Long live the queen, she gave us a half holiday. 2-Alameda loses all chance of Block A's when CJ' Berkeley wins 3, to Oyfrom our boys. - 3-Neptune has large high school populationg and Doc says it costs 40 cents every time they're absent. -l-C. I. F. swimming meet at Neptune. 5-Moran insists that 4th place wins a Block A. 7-Mr. Minium now has a strangle hold on the purse strings since Coan went away, and The Acorn goes supperless. 8-Miss Garrettson has everybody join the boys' working reserve so we will get a longer va- cation. T HE ACORN O x-as-icii:-K-r1::sf4::rrk:k 'P This space would look better 9' it filled with cartoons but Uncle W' Sam needs it. He desires that 't 4' you start saving your money and "' if prepare to meet the next drives if X for Liberty Bonds, Red Cross, if if VVar Saving Stamps and Thrift Y it Stamps. "' 4' OBEY THAT IMPULSE. it lk 41 BK lk lk Sk 231 Iii Pk P!! fir tk X 9-Doc announces that school will close June 7th, Seniors decide to have hot dog feed-daschunds barred. 10-And Mr. Poytress leaves, just as we begin to get on to his system. 13-Hoen discovers that the new teacher is from Sacramento and discusses old times with the prospect of getting a 1 in view. 14-Pete prepares for Green Major's Debate. 16-Nominations, Tom Bacon gets president. 17-Pink Papers-Old and Clown- ish Clothes-Barefoot Boys- Lunches - Senior-Junior con- tests result in tie. St. Sure wins 567.50 in debate. . y 20-Acorn goes to press. 23-Senior men's dry banquet. 24-Acorn out tmaybei. 27-Acorn out for sure. 28-Castro becomes leading man at Bishop. Hart sings with Jim Post at Columbia. . . JUNE 1-Only seven more days. Seniors, get nervous. 3-Exes start. 4-Parson Fleming opens evange- listic meetings at the Union Iron Works. 6-High Seniors get sheepskins. 7--Bumming ceases 'until school opens again. ' Boys leave to work for Uncle ' Sam. Page Sewnry-sewn X Freshman Sophomore Tie-up l "There's a reason." '1'here's a reason why the Student Bodyshould be proud of the Senior Committee, there's a reason why it should be proud of the classes of '21 and '22, and that reason is in the form of the Freshman Sophomore day. This day of organized roughhouse, as some of the faculty termed it, proved that if such days of organized roughhouse were to be held by the school, the Senior Committee were the fellows to organize it. ' The scores of the various events of the day were: Baseball-Frosh 4, Sophs 2. Tug-of-war won by '21. Tie-up won by '21. Jousting contest won by 21. unior Prom Mrs. Hallett and class of '19, accept the congratulations of The Acorn for your splendid Junior Prom. The prom has been a school custom for many terms, and the present Junior Class has done a great deal to keep that custom alive, by offering for the approval of the school a dance that will necessitate hard work to equal. The decorations in class colors, the good music, the crowd, and the peppy spirit of the class are surely all the necessary ingredients for a good dance, and the class of '19 had all of them. Miss Dyer Leaves Miss Dyer has told us that if we sing together we shall work together, and we believe her. VVe shall not omit, however, in the program of our singing the praises of one of our faculty who has answered not only the call of our government and of France, but the call of humanity in distress. To the great work which you, Miss Dyer, and the myriads of other self-sacrificing men and women had given every- thing that they possess, even the dearest of possessions, life, we pledge our efforts in the future, and we will pledge ourselves not only to sing but to work together. We can only echo the words of Doctor Thompson in wishing you God speed on your task for the benefit of mankind. Mr. Robert Robertson Speaks "I think I can-I think l can-I think I can." Fellows, will you ever forget things which will hold for all time. Mr. Robertson's policy is smile, and then let the crack break open. Just open your faces, and have a good hearty laugh, and you'll feel younger, peppier and freshier. But, don't save all the fun for yourself. Help other people to laugh and at the same time enjoy yourself. That is Mr. Robert Rob- ertson's plan, and he is putting his theory to practice. We'll leave to the fellows as to how well it worked. Mr. Robertson, your time was not wasted, nor your efforts, and the fellows, to a man, enjoyed their lesson in laughing and are now disciples of the School of Clean Fun and Laughter. Page Seventy-eight THE ACORN -2 L. V G 5-LL - ik Lg . aff bggfw J M N mu -f dr.. mlNNlVL..A Y 51? , ' omw Nlvlk- 75 P- ,:"'q-ix-X s K 27,-- -Q-X HQI' ".TEN" HALL Captain of 1918 Baseball Team 1 . ' A QI ,' ,LW F s Y Q 1918 BASIN-ZALL TEARI Stzlmlilm-Iiiltlvr tmwavlml, l:fElYf'l', Nielson, Lamhorn, Hall 1l'HlJlZlill5, llurl, Nalmkorvis. Sillinggtlar:-mtsull WIYIHIIIIQVIW, LHIIFIISXQHI, 13211.-un, Mc-Nutt, All!lltL14H1I4fl'1', OTTO RITTLER Coach l'H li AACORN Page Eigllfy-Inn? l 91 8 Baseball Season Alameda l-ligh School LAMEDA HIGH started her baseball season at an early date, our first game being played with Haywards High School, February 11th. VVe started the season with four of last year's players, Neilson, Lauenstein, Garrettson and McNutt, who was elected this year's captain. The rest of the team was made up of last year's second team, composed of Hall, Hart, Nankervis, "Fat" Lamborn and "Eagle" Montgomery. "Toni" Bason, "Jerry" Beaver and 'Heine" Schneider, were the new fellows out, and who showed lots of class. Captain McNutt had to leave the ball team for a month, and during his absence "Jen" Hall was elected captain. The team went through its practice games without a defeatg eight games being won while one was a tie. Our first game was with Haywards, and the C0llIll1l'y boys proved to be an easy mark for our fellows, the score being 18-3. VVe played them a return game the next week at Alameda, our second team was used until they had given Haywards five runs to their none. The first team was then sent in to save the game, which they managed to do, the final score being 7-5. The Deaf and Dumb School was our next victim, and we ran up a score ot' 8-0 in five innings, and then our opponents' dinner bell rang and we were left standing on the field wondering what had happened. Our next game was with Lowell. This resulted in a 5-1 vic- tory for us. St. Mary's second team was next taken down the line by a 4-3 score. On a return game a week later the best we could get was a 4-4 tie. On the 9th of' March the team journeyed over to Hitchcock Military Academy and inflicted a 12-4 upon them. The last practice game of the season was with San Jose High. I-lagged ball was played on both sides, but we managed to finish in the lead with a score of 4-2. Owing to poor weather conditions our games with Lick-VVilmerding and the California Freshmen game had to be called off. GAMES. Alameda 18-Haywards 3. Alameda 7-Haywards 5. Alameda 8-Deaf and Dumb 0. Alameda 5-Lowell 1. - Alameda 4-St. Mary's L23 team 3. Alameda 4-St. Mary's Q21 team 4. Alameda 12-Hitchcock 3. Alameda 4-San Jose 2. Alameda 1-Fremont 0. Alameda 6-University 1. Alameda 9-Vocational 0 fforfeitl. Alameda 3-Technical 6. Alameda 8-Oakland 5. Alameda 0-Berkeley 3. Page Eighty-two THE ACORN March 2. ALAMEDA 5-LOWELL 1. "Fat" Lamborn struck out the first three Lowell men to face him. Bacon started things for us in the first by singling to center, he was advanced to third by McKean, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nielson. Things went along slowly for Lowell throughout the whole game, they were not able to touch Lamborn's offerings. Ala- meda scored once against in the fifth inning, and to make things a trifle sat'er they scored three more in the seventh. Lowell seemed to come to life in the ninth, when three singles and a walk gave them their only run. 'Toni' Bacon's hitting featured the game, while "Fat" Lamborn with sixteen strikeouts against the city boys was also quite an attraction. Score: R. H. E. Alameda ......... .......,. .,.,.., .................. 5 E I ' 1 1 6 2 Batteries-Lowell, Maston and Pera, Alameda, Lamborn and Hall. Lowell .......................................................... March 9. ALAMEDA 12-I-IITCHCOCK 4. The team journeyed to .San Rafael on the 9th of March, and they sure took their batting and fielding eyes with them. Montgomery started the game for us and the Hitchcock players didn't know whether they were playing ball or doing military drill, when they faced our "Eagle" Montgomery. Our fellows started oft' the first inning with a total of four runs. Hitchcock never had a chance to score until the fourth when, due to the breaks of the game, they managed to get the bases "loaded." Lamborn went in to pitch at this stage of the game, and managed to get out with only two runs scored on him. Alameda's fighting spirit was then aroused, the whole team practically secured hits, and used inside baseball to the extent of getting six more runs. Hitchcock managed to get two more runs in the seventh, due to an error in the outfield. Hart featured the willow with four hits. "Ike" Garrettson robbed their catcher of a possible home run in center field. Lauenstein fielded the ball pretty in the infield with seven assists and two put outs to his credit. At the rate the boys went in that game things look fine for the league games. Score: R. H. E. Alameda ...,,.... .,............... .,..... 1 2 14 1 Hitchcock ....... ........................ ....... 4 5 4 April 13. ALAMEDA 4-SAN JOSE 2. Alameda defeated San Jose at Bay View Park on Saturday morning, April 13, in a very loose game. Alameda started the fireworks in the first inning when "Ike" Garrettson was hit by the ball, stole second and third, and was safe at home when, on the throw in, he was hit for the second time. San Jose scored in the third on a double and a sacrifice. We came right hack at them, when "Heine" McNutt was walked, stole second, and scored on Lauenstein's single to center. Alameda got their other two runs through ragged ball, and San Jose did likewise, obtaining their extra run. Alameda showed more inside baseball than her opponents and were able to show the public this, thereby winning the game without hits. Score: H. H. E. Alameda .....,............,.......,.....................,..... 4 1 1 San Jose ...,.................................................. 2 3 2 Batteries-Alameda, Montgomery and McNuttg San Jose, 'IQHE ACORN Page Eighty-three Il LEAGUE GAMES. Alameda won her first league game from Vocational by forfeit. Vocational was unable to get a team together in time for the game. April 3. ALAMEDA 1-FREMONT 0. Alameda made their first appearance in a league game when she defeated Fre- mont by a score of 1-0. Both teams played rather loose ball in some innings, but thc game as a whole was very satisfactory. "Tonii' Bacon singled to right in the first, Hart sacrificed and Bason went to third. Beaver made an infield out, Hall walked, Neilson grounded to the shortstop who fumbled, letting Bacon score. Schneider struck out. f Things looked bad for Alameda in the fourth when Wilson, the Fremont catcher, hit one to left for three bags with no one out. "Eagle" Montgomery showed his pitching ability when he struck out the next two men, and made the third man pop-up for the third out. Things looked bad for Alameda again in the sixth, when with a man on first and second, Falt, the Fremont pitcher, hit one togleft field that looked like a sure hit, but "Heine" Schneider was there a million when he turned a complete sumer- sault and came up with the ball in his possession, and doubled the man on second. Montgomery, our sturdy little southpaw, must be given a great deal of credit for the way he baffled the Fremont players, not only at the bat, but on the bases. Score: R. H. E. Alameda ....................................... ............ 1 4 1 Fremont ................................................,..... 0 7 1 Batteries-Alameda, Montgomery and Hall, Fremont, Falt and Haddelson. I April 12. - ALAMEDA 6-UNIVERSITY 1. "Bob" Lamborn pitched our third league game on April 12 at Lincoln Park, Alameda, and let University down with two hits. Although we only secured six hits ourselves, the team showed its baseball knowledge throughout the entire game. Alameda started the fireworks going in the first inning when we scored twice. Bacon was an infield victim. "Heine" McNutt singled to left, Beaver followed with a ticket to the same destination, which placed "Heine" on third. Nielson secured a walk, which filled the bases, Schneider grounded out to the infield, McNutt and Beaver scoring. Garrettson flew out to deep center. We scored two more in the third, with a walk, singles and an error. University scored its only run of the game in the third. Blackburn walked and stole second, and scored on two infield outs. University was completely outclassed during the game. They did not appear dangerous at any stage of the contest. Score: R. H. E. Alameda ........,............ ............... .......... 6 6 '0 University ...............................,.................. 1 2 3 Batteries-Alameda, Lamborn and McNutt, University, McLain and Mohoncy. April 18. ' ALAMEDA 3-OAKLAND TECH. 6. Alameda went down to defeat for the first time this season when we met Oak- land "Tech," Their score does not represent the well-played game by the Alameda players. Giving all credit to "Tech," our boys should have won that game, which Page Eighty-four THE ACORN N2 would have practically cinched the championship. Our fellows had "Tech" scared to death by the fourth inning when we had them 3-0. "Tech." scored one in the fourth when Vivaras hit one to left, stole second and scored on a hit by great Gilesin. They scored again i11 the' fifth' on a walk, a' hit and' an' error., In their part of the seventh, with two outs, Rubin was hit by Lamborn, now pitching for Ala- meda: Montgomery had the "Tech." batters baffled while he was in the box, but lost his control, and our other pitcher, "Fat" Lamborn, went in. With Rubin on first, Vivaras got "peeved" and thought he had- better bust one, so much to our regret, he hit one to deep left for a single. Rubin scored on the play, whichf tied the score and on a throw to-second to catch Vivaras, Freitas' scored from third, thereby bringing in the winning run. "Tech," scored two' more runs by an error" and two hits. Alameda came back in her half of the inning determined to fight till' therlast man w-as out, but try as we would our fellows did not- get farther than second base. April 24 ' ALAMEDA 8, OAKLAND 5 Alameda defeated Oakland on April 24 at Bay View Park in a "slugl'est"' by a score of 8-5. Our fellows started the fireworks in the first inning by crossing' the plate three times. Bacon struck-'gout "Heine," McNutt walked, "Jerry" Beaiifer was safe on a fie1der's choice, they bbth scored when "Jen" Hall hit one to left for a home run. "Eagle" Montgomery pitching for us held Oakland helpless until' the third, when Witter singled, followed by another single by Sherman, 'tCapt." Thomp- son managed to get a long drive to right for two bases, scoring the two ment ahead of him. Bloomhart Scdred his "Capt" by a single over the infield. A Both pitchers seemed' to' have the batters well in- handQ but Oakland managed to "hop" in the lead in the fifth inning by a one-run l'e'a'd. Alameda started her attack in the sixth. Bacori- walked, was sacrificed by McNutt,- Beaver singled scoring Bacon, a walk followed by a deep smash to center by' "Krankie" Neilson' which went through the Oakland man for a home run. There was nothi1'1'g to it after that bombardment. Oakland scored one in her last trip to the plate but "Eagf6-'ll Mont- gomery had the boys well in hand after that one run.-- Score: A 1 ' R H E . Alameda ...............,....f.,....................................... ....... 8 5 1 Oakland ........,.............................,............... . ................. 5 7 2' Batteries-Alameda, Montgomery and Hallg Oakland, Martin and 'l'h'oJQgi'pson. 'fy May 2 " X' 5 ALAMEDA o, BERKELEY 3 l Alameda suffered defeat from Berkeley for the first time in three The game was featured by the pitching of "Eagle" Montgomery for Alamfeda, and Berkeley's one hope, their southpaw McHenry. McHenry had a good fellow back to the bench after their three swings. Berkeley' scored two of her runs on Ala- meda's unsuccessful try on a "cutoff" at second base. Alameda went- down to defeat fighting hard but the fellows couldn't seem to hit the ball when it would have counted. Score: R. H. E. Alameda ..............,..............................................,.......... 0 4 1 Berkeley .........,...............,...,........................................ 3 6 1 Batteries-Alameda, Montgomery and Hall, Berkeley, McHenry and Tcxdahl. 'PHE ACORN Page Eiylzly-ffw UNI" ILM 11,9111 l1!lNl4'nmIlvllI lr un Standing'--C. Lauenstein, Cundatl, '14arleton, Borchert, Tfishop fcantaint, Moore, Stafford, 'I'rapha.uen, Rittler. lineeling'-Ltllrarrio, Beaver, Hutt, Lum, Bacon tmanagerv, I.. Smith, U. Smith. Sitting-Marriott, McKean, R. Lauensteiu, Rosen, lXleNutt, ltaris. 1917 Football Team Illi l"OO'l'BALl. season of 1917, taken a whole, was very successful. The season opened with only tive veterans, and not u1ucl1 new material to pick from. But by steady and hard work Otto developed a team, which although light, was speedy and consistent. ' The season was opened by a victory over Cogswell 25 to 0, and from then on the team held their own with the other high schools of the bay cities, for just three high schools defeated us. They were, in the practice games, Lowell, and in the League games, Fremont and Oakland. Besides these three defeats by high schools, we lost only three other games, to outside teams. By defeating Cogswell Lick-XVilmerding, Oakland Technical and Berkeley, we certainly showed that Alameda had a team as good as the best of them. After losing the tirst two league games, the fellows did not quit, but worked harder and won their last three games. The team of ,17 has several things to be praised for. First, Berkeley was defeated much worse than the score indicated. Ever since Rugby has been played at Alameda High School, there has never been a team that could defeat Berkeley. They won the A. C. A. l.. championship from us in '14, '15 and '16. But the team of '17, by hard work and good playing, defeated Berkeley for the first time. The game was full of pep, and up to the last minute, when Tommy ltacon Priya' Eigllfy-eigllf THE ACORN scored the lone try of the game, it looked like a win for either side. After getting this advantage Alameda worked hard to keep it and the game ended, with Alameda 3, Berkeley 0. And the impossible had been accomplished. The second thing Alameda has to be proud of, is that five of the team were chosen for the Alameda County All Stars. They were all good players and deserved to be on the team. These players, Bacon, Bishop, Marriott, L. Smith and Beaver, all played a fast game when the Alameda County All Stars defeated the San Fran- cisco All Stars by a score of 11-3. The team was composed of: 1 L. Bishop 1captainJ H. Corsen L. Smith T. Hutt F. Stafford H. McNutt P. Lum E. Borchert R. Lauenstein T. Bacon H. Moore J. McKean 1.. Smith E. Marriott C. Lauenstein Substitutes. J. Obarrio C. Traphagen K. Lauenstein THE GAMES WERE: 25-Cogswell ....... ......... 0 Alameda .............,........ Alameda ........., ..... 0 -Lowell ....... ....,.... 1 1 Alameda .......... ..... 6-C ogswell ..,.... ..... 0 Alameda .......... ...... 1 1-Lick .............., ..... 3 Alameda .......... ..... 1 9-Hitchcock ........ ...... 1 l Alameda .......... ..... 0 -2nd Infantry ........ ,........ 1 9 Alameda .......... ...... 9 -Alumnae ...,...... ......... 1 2 Alameda .......... ...,.. 15- Alumnae ....V . .. ........ .12 Alameda .......... ..... 6- Stockton ....... ......... 3 Alameda .......... ...... 0 -Fremont ....... ......... 1 1 Alameda ......... ...... 0 -Oakland .,...,.... ...,.. 5 Alameda .......... ..... 3 3-University ....,,......... ..,... 1 l Alameda ..,..,.... ...... 1 1-Oakland Tech ......... ...... 1 l Alameda .......... ...... 3 -Berkeley ,...,........ ......... 1 l Total Alameda ...................... 129-Opponents ....................,. 70 The prospects for next term's football team are the best we have had for sev- eral years., Only four of last year's team will not be with us, as three are graduat- ing and one has dropped out of school. The remaining members form a strong neucleus for a championship team. The fellows we lose are Moore, Bishop, Marriott and Stafford. To fill the places of these four men there are several second team boys who, profiting from last year's experience, are going to show up well. All in all the 1918 football team should prove a winner. THE ACORN Page Eighty-nine Swimming Even though Alameda's team was not among the winners it prolnises a fine chance for next year's championship. The majority of the team are now Juniors and Sophomores. The Freshmen also look good. There were five points made by our men and they were made by good, hard work. John 0'Barrio swam a wonderful race, and he made Nauman work as he never worked before. Jack Moran took a fourth place in the back stroke and Donald Newmeyer a fourth place in the four forty. . We had a full team and every one did his best. The team was as follows: 50 yards: C. Tarleton-D. Eberly. 100 yards: C. Tarleton-K. White. 220 yards: N. Hart-N. Winslow. 440 yards: D. Newmeyer-H. Corson. Breast: J. 0'Barrio-K. Crandall. Back: J. Moran-T. Halton. Plunge: D. Newmeyer-T. Davis. Dive: N. Winslow-E. Marriott. 130-LB. CLASS 50 yards: L. Probst-T. Davis. 150 yards: F. Linderman-E. Kollmeyer. MARATHONS. Last term the Tribune Marathon Cup, for the most men finishing, was again won by Alameda. Led by Rutherford, Bailess, and Knowland, thirty fellows ran under the name of the Acorn Club and brought the cup home to Alameda. T his makes two years we have won the cup. Let's get it again next year. Dissatisfied with the outcome of the Tribune Marathon, some Fremont High boys challenged Alameda to a another Marathon around Lake Merritt. The fellows showed fine pep and got up a team that ran away from Fremont High. Those in the Tribune Marathon were as follows: TRACK. For the first time since Andy Hardin left Alameda High School, have we had a track team. This year three fellows got in and worked hard for the honors which they received. In the A. C. A. L. meet Alameda entered a track team but only three fellows showed up. They were Garrettson, Marriot, and Rutherford, These three fellows did their best and made 1316 points for Alameda High. This was a very good av- erage for three fellows. Garrettson won the shot put, Marriot finished second in the broad jump, seventh in the high jump. Rutherford ran to second place in the mile. In the California lnterscholastic meet these three fellows again entered and in this meet male 11 points. Rutherford won the mile race: marriot came second in the 100-yard race: and Garrettson won second in the shot put. Garrettson won his Block A in the A. C. A.'L. All three of the boys received Block A for making points in the C. I. F. These fellows certainly deserve credit for the way they worked and for the fine spirit they showed. Let's get behind the track team and make Alameda honored on the track and field events. These fel- lows did: why shouldn't more of us get our blocks next year? VVe can get nearer to the "most desirable" by at least turning out. Page Ninety THE ACORN X! OH, MARGARET! "There are some songs that will never die," said the Musical Enthusiast. "I guess you're right," said Mr. K. "My daughter sits down at the piano and tries to kill a few every evening, but it's no use." Bank Teller-That check is all right, but you'll have ta be identified, Bring in someone to introduce you. I Anita-I will not! If you're going to be so fussy, I don't care to meet you. " Warfield-Do you think it's possible to love two girls at the same time? Tom-Not if they know it. ' Ruth-It's beginning to raing you'd better stay for dinner. ' Chesley-Thanks very much, but it's not bad enough forthat. Marie Cadmiring a set of mink skins from fatherj-I can hardly believe that these beautiful furs came from a small sneaking, beast. Father-I don't ask for thanks, my dear, but I must insist on respect. Elmer-How would you like to have a pet monkey? Tiny-I'm sorry, I'm already engagedg but I'll be a sister to you. Ginral Rittler Qduring sentry dutyl-Halt! Who goes theme? Voice in Dark-Friend with doughnuts. General Rittler-Pass friendg halt doughnuts. Vaughan-Got an exam tomorrow? Bost-Yep. 'Ve you? Vaughan-Yep. Done any work on it? Bost-Nope. ' Vaughan-Aright. I.e's go to the movies. LUCKY STRIKES Willard fpantingl-I haven't got my-breath-yet. Carlotta fdrawing apartj-Well, I have. Jackie-Why does that man walk with a limp? Walter-I think he got shot in the army. Jackie-Looks to me like he got shot in the leggy. Little 0. W.-Do you serve shrimps here? Bartender-Yes, sirg we never turn anyone away. L. Bishop-After all, fools make life amusing. When all the fools are dead I donit want to be alive. G. Szoke-Don't worry. You won't be. ' Teacher-Cyril, use the word demur in a sentence. Cyril-De murmaid was some dame. Page Ninety-two THE ACORN lit-rt Castro has secured a he Sniper! ful-nishesm COMING: THE THE HELMET MILLENIUM THE KAISER JUNE 1918 lll Sllllll Vive L'Italia .Xn interesting debate took place last evening under the auspices of the Alameda Y. M. C. A. The question which gave rise to the hot dispute was. "lf the president. vice-president and all thc members of the cab- inet died, who would otiiciate-." Toney llacon won the discus- sion by putting forth the un- answerable argument that thc nndertakcr would otiiciate. New Position responsible position. lit-rt is now a detective. not the kind that wears ball-bearing rubber- sole shoes and a star, but the kind that does actual work. Castro is employed hv Xian. Zingg. spotting pool halls. Captain in France Our handsome Captain. Mark lilcKimmins has won new hon- urs. Ilr. Thompson of Alameda lligh School recently decorated him with the coveted double- cross. Mark was decorated for the marvelous manner in which his company avoided casualties. Mark modestly explains this as follows: "I simply told them to follow me and to have no fear. I told them that wherever they saw my sword they might he sure there was no rlangerf' At Camp A. H. S. Major Marriott reported that the cadets registered very poor scores at the last rifle practice, A mark had not been regis- tered for nearly 15 minutes and the Major found that the marker had been shot. Gross Negligence Anita Weichart reports that the soldiers' bayonets must al- ways be out of order. She says that every time she visits camp she hears the commanding offl- cer shout, "Fix hayonc-ts!" Tn E ACORN Iiftklktklifllllllliliklisif 'lt A HIT FOR EVERY 'F 3 SHOT 4' .1.. :- " Scientists claim that a 'l' 'l' dog laughs with his tail, but 'l' 'l' man is really the only ani- il' "F mal who indulges in cach- 'F 23' ination. 4' 'F Inability to laugh is a 'F i' sign of dull intellect. We 4' 'l' are told to beware of the "' 'K man who parts his hair in 'l' 5' the middle, tallrs from the 'V 'l' pit of his stomach, carries "' 'k his face lilfe a graven im- 4' 'i age, and looks sorry when 'Z' 'W' you try to be funny. "' ,F .. T . 4' you a new joke or two, or "' 'l' dresses up the old ones in " W' new garb, but its motto is. "' ff' "A HIT FOR EVERY 4' tl' SHOT." "' "' If you fear the deadliness 'l' 'l' of the missiles. if you are 4' 4' one of those who parts his 4' 'l' hair in the middle, or if "' tl' yours is a dull intellect. the 4' 4' only request "The Sniper" 'l' 'l' makes is that you put your "' 4' time to a more useful end "' 'l' and read elsewhere. 'Q' 5' Wit and humor, however, tl' appeal to more people than 4' 4' any other kind of literature. "' 'l' Folks will skim over the "' "' telegraphic news. some 4' 4' won't even read society and "' 'l' editorials, but EVERY- "' tl' BODY READS THE W il' JOKES. "' 552 Blifiililfklllililfiflifllfiiililllflitflf ....-,-., Bevo, Where Is Thy Sting? .X poetic young lady said to Mr. Peterson: "Have you never seen the sun sinking in such a blaze of glory that it swallows up the horizon with tire? Have von not seen the mist g liding from Mt. Tamalpias like a spectre? Have you never seen the moon struggling to shake off the ragged, rugged storm clouds? Have you never-" UNO. Miss." answered Pete. "lk-vo is the strongest stimu- lant that I use." Sees Good in Everything Brother Fleming led the llol- shcviki congregation in prayer on XVednesday evening. .Xfter the meeting llrotlnfr Fleming made a statement which bids fair to go down in the arcliires of the Alameda city hall as an immortal speech. Like General J, J. Pershing, Fleming spoke short but to the point. lie said: "llrethrcn- l can see good in everything--but the dark." . ...,g.-- Is Feeling lll Chcs. Anderson delivered a remarkable speech before the Shop Girls' Uplift Society on Saturday evening last. The text of the speech follows tthe pauses are Mr. .Xmlei'son'sl: "Ladies and gentlemen Lbrave- lyi. Lincoln is dead. Vi'ashing- ton is dead, and---andfand l'm not feeling very well myself." ? .lig Union Forever! The piano mort-rs' union is organized. llues and high signsg mysteries and handshakes, show the lower element that such a powerful organization ex- ists. Can you imagine anything more perfectly correct than liarrettson driving up to your house at the ultra fashionable hour of ll:00 a. in.. turning back the cuffs of his coat sleeves, ond ordering the gang lnreaning St. Sure! to move the piano. Then Garrettson would trip lightly into his Pe- wick and drive away. Next day Vaughan. the treas- urer, would present a hill of S500 for professional services by the association. The motto of the union is: Our prices may be high, but we move your piano by the methods approved by the 400 of Alameda. i,..-,. The First Steps Les Mclver has written a new book of piano lessons called, "First Steps in Music." The only criticism is that begin- ners don't step lightly enough on the keys. Page Zhlfllffj'-fIIl'F!' THE SNIPER Alameda High lintered at Alameda P. O. as tirst-class male and female mat- ter. News by ACCIDENT Edited by SHEER NERVE June '18 Acorn has Mask Free with every subscription. Saint Sez- If we must save daylight, why not conduct business in the night time? Its diihcult for a fellow who was born great to keep up with the expansion. Its all right to capitalize your business, but be careful how you capital Is your remarks. Many a fellow has chosen what he thought to be a nat- ural beauty who turned out to be a kalsominer and decorator. Anyone can be a successful hunter of trouble. Some girls would commit "sideways" if nature formed them as fashion makes them appear. A mule is a warning against kicking. The more he does it the more unpopular he gets. When people make spectacles of themselves other people see through them. The Kaiser has six sons be- hind the front. ' Many a child has cried 'for :in hour but hasn't gotten it. To steal a child you must catch the kid-napping. A strong cigar will break as easily in your pocket as a weak une. The two things that are eas- iest to find in the dark are a carpet tack and a limburger cheese. Money may mean trouble, but it's the only kind of trouble that's hard to borrow. Even a good idea will strike in fellow when he's down. Page Ninety-four Is a Lawyer Acme Bishop is a criminal lawyer. When asked, one of his friends confirmed the report by saying, "Very." i.l, "Why Do I Live?" A young lady named ,Ruth Jackson sent us a poem entitled, "O, Why Do I Live?" The reason that she does is because she sent it instead of bringing it herself. .34-1, Two Orders in Same Place George Hughes is a traveling salesman. George is making remarkable progress in his work. securing two orders in one place yesterday. One of the orders was to get out and the other was to stay out. Question Box If time will change every- thing, will it change a counter- feit dollar bill?--W. Zingg. If a man eats dates is he con- suming time?-W. Wells. If a young lady catches your eye is she obliged to return it? -L. Hoen. Does it hurt to crack a joke? fMr. Minium. ii.1-.-4 After First Aid A. ll. S. has a new course called second aid. It is for the benefit of those who are too slow to be able to use first aid. Those Gas Meters VVm. Taylor has been heard from in France. Taylor says that the Americans captured about three hundred metres which the Germans held and that this should help put a stop to the gas attacks on the other side. . ..l--4 BUY W. S. S. ll,Fi4 Advertisement J. JACOBS K CO. W'e have everything in the shape of automobile tires. In- cluding life preservers, invalid cushions, doughnuts and fare- well wreaths. Come and inspect our stock. It costs nothing to look! MUSICAL New Italian Song Newell Hart registered a howling success last evening while singing the latest Italian song hit, "Dago Wild, Dago Wild Over Mc." .-..i.. .. Touching Program Miss Georgette Szoke very touchingly offered the song, "We Love to Hear the Leaves Whisper, But We Hate to Hear the Grass Mown," before the Moore 8 Scott social club last evening. After the collection plate had been passed three times for the nail file fund of the boys behind the front, al- most every one present agreed that it was the most "touching" performance that they had ever attended. Bert Writes Song Bertram Castro recently com- posed a song which is bound to made a sensation. The name of the effort is, "What Do You VVant to Make Those I. O. U.'s For?" i1.--4 30 Miles in 10 Minutes A True Story. Payne, Lovey, Brooks, Mon- telius and a Ford. The Ford was wrecked along with the reputation of the fellows. At 11:40, in Niles, 30 miles from home, the sheriff told them to be out of town in 10 minutes, or he would arrest the whole bunch, Ford and all. But the Ford was crippled and couldn't leave so, although the rest es- caped, the Ford was pinched. The gang, minus the Ford, ar- rived in Alameda at 6 a. m., and at school at 8:40. All went to sleep in chemistry. Moral.-Never get far from home without a spare tire. .,i.. . Be Damned If I Will I'll hock my Little flivver to help Cross the pondg I'll hock my coat And shiver To help to Buy a Bond. I'1l hock my Razor, And my "gat," To make the Germans wiser, But dog My sister's Black cat If I would Hoch der Kaiser! THE Acoiuv SPORTS Tl'le8lZl'eS An Open Letter Under the Top Uur own litle sprinter, lid. Marriott. was last heard from in France. He was mentioned in the official German dispatches as follows: "General von Gal- lup made an American run tllarriottjg but the American couldn't catch him." .1-' -4 In Union There Is Strength The Alameda Union Iron XVorks has a strong football squad this year. lleaver has greatly added to the strength of the team by displaying the same steady types of boots that he offered during his season at third base on the A. H. S. base- ball team. The squad is seek- ing to add to their strength by dieting on onions alone. They eat alone, all right! 1T......i- Tom Is in Training Thomas Hutt, former front- ranker on the A. H. S. team, is reported doing his bit in war work. Toni is training to be a tank. New Courses Utto Rittler, consistent coach thas a record of never winning a championship while at A. H. SJ, is offering his services to the high school athletes in n new line of work. Otto is teaching the boys the rurliments qt cow-pasture pool and Afri- can golf. The Tech Rally At the rally for the Tech game Ida Pike Garrettson made a model speech. He said: "Fel- lows and girls, in regard to my feelings toward the grand old school and our glorious team- l only wish that I had a win- dow' in my bosom that you might see the emotion in my heart." Just then a voice from the gallery broke in and some lowly scrub shouted: "Won't a pain in your stomach do just as well?" .T1, ... Cow Gives Ice Cream C. llost has become a scien- titic farmer. When last heard from he was trying an experi- ment, which, in theory at least, is sound. Bost is stabling his cow in the icehouse to make her give ice cream, TH E Acoiuv Carroll and Crawford Bost are appearoing at the Macdon- ough this week in a charming play. First nighters. enjoyed the performance immensely. The only criticism made was that the twins each learned half of the lines of the play, and in some manner or other both learned the lines of the same half. Eileen Nelson, the famous movie vampire, now playing un- der the name of Shesa Beara, is now offering an unique perform- ance to the public at the Tough and Dirty. lid Greaves, the artists' model, is now traveling the Orpheum circuit and showing a series of poses adapted from the Greek statues. Geaves' most famous post is called "The Disgusted Thrower." ..,g1... NEW FINDINGS OF SCIENCE New Invention Lewis Clark, the noted in- ventor, has perfected another machine which will be of great benefit to society. Clark's lat- est masterpiece is a delicate scale with very simple mechan- ism. The device consists mere- ly in a woden rail and a pile of stones. To weigh an object it is hung on one end of the rail and balanced with a pile of rocks on the other end. All that is necessary to find the weight of the object is to guess the weight of the pile of stones. Love and Size Herman Wegis, the famous Scandinavian philosopher, has made an astounding discovery. He has discovered that when people are in love they grow larger. 'The foundation of Wlegis' theory is the fact that being in love increases their sighs. ...-.-ala Legal Notice To whom it may concern: NVarField Wells hereby an- nounces that he has made ar- rangements whereby his credit- ors will no longer bother him. Above mentioned Wells further announces that aforesaid ar- rangement is not that he is go- ing to pay his debts, but that he is going to leave town. flfrom a Faculty memberl Alameda, California, April 16, 1918. The Committee in Charge Ala- meda High School, Alameda, Cal. Dear Committee: I have read the various com- munications addressed to me. at divers times, with feelings ol mingled surprise, curiosity, alarm and admiration. Disclos- ing as they did so intimate a knowledge of my private af- fairs aud couched in a language at once so lucid and ornate, I could not but wonder at the one, and laud the other. I must confess that the ques- tion of the identity of the au- thor has given me much per- plexity, resulting in the loss of many hours to balmy and well- earned repose, and their conse- quent dedication to the dread Goddess, Insomnia. Grieved have I been at this: yet all have I borne in a spirit of hu- mility. Ilaffled have been my many attempts at learning the author's dark secret. Now, however, you hold out to me the spray of olive, the branch of palm, the sign, emblem, and insignia of peace. Allah il Al- lah tmeaniug a little more of the same, pleaseb. To continue: The gracious news vouchsafed me as to a fortune left me by a certain time-worn member of the faculty, has upon close in- vestigation, proved falseg no- where have I been able to lo- cate the Ilarristers mentioned. Sadly, I needs must conclude that the firm mentioned is but an invention, a fiction. Alas, alas, the statements as to my account are also falseg I have but .98 left, not 53.50, as erroneously stated by you. Ehue, mea culpa, confiteor mihi, caveat emptor, I confess the debt you call ,to my attention in your last letter. But I sup- plicate you, I beseech you, by our mutual regard for the vir- tures of charity and Christian forbearance, grant me a modi- cum of credit. a little time, and 1 shall honorably meet all obli- gations. Refuse, there remains for me only Hari Kari. Yours in distress, The Suppliant. l'. S.-Night I suggest that you alter your barbarous spell- ing of the word "Immediately"? ...1.1v- Our Motto It's a wise joke that knows his own father. Page Ninety-five Personals lflsie Morgan has become in- fatuated with calisthenics. Iler father says that if she has her heart set upon him it's all right, but he wanted her to marry an American. Irma. Guts-zch had a spot on her coat the day and vrouldn't even try to clean it off with gasoline. The poor girl is so broken-hearted since the chauf- feur jiltesl her that she can't even stand the odor of gasline. "Eagle" Montgomery attend- ed a wedding' last evening and tells "The Sniper" about it as follows: "The church was dressed up in nevergreens and don't-yuu- forget-mes. The ushers had on longtail coats and rattan leather shoes. The brirlesmaids looked line in their swishy clothes and green earrings. .Xnd man! The bride, she was the swellestiu "But say," queried the ref porter," what did the groom look like?" "Oh, he didn't show up," re- plied Alvin, a look of gloom spiwmling over his face. Mildred Spires recently mar- ried Rufferson Rinks, Ph. D. Vtihen asked why she didn't re- main at college to gain her de- gree, she said she intended to hut didn't think she would get him so soon. Paul Lum says he feels very proud because he gave a quar- ter to the Red Cross, He says he's given his two bits. Mr. and Mrs. E. Roeder call their new home the "Ace" bc- cause it's the highest spot in the neighborhood. Perry Adams is a pereginat- ing pedestrian. castigating his itinerary from the classic Athens of America, tHe is a tramp beating his way from Boston.-1id.J Herndon McNutt has married his cook and at a dinner he gave the other evening his wife set with her hands on the table cloth-there was silence for a few momentsfand oneone said, "Awful pauseln "They may be," said Mrs. McNutt, "but yours would be like them if you had done half my workf, R. Vaughan is employed by the Espee company as a porter. Vaughan says that he has a rousing good time, because his Pullman comes into 16th-street station at seven o'clock every morning. ...Ti.1-1- New Reforms Vyola Spence, new lady Con- gressman, has had an insane asylum erected in her district. The inmates are raving over it. At the Auction "Kike" Vaughan went to a reading of poetry the other day and heard the "Ride of the 600." Vaughan stood up and shouted. "400, 450-I'll give 500 and not a cent more!" Advertisement Pies like mother made, Sc. 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'bgx . .V if r , , 'P . . fr mfg, lv 530, 2 V ."V : . 0- , ,.. M' Q 5 P I, I Eh Q 15.43 If A 1 ' ' i X l 9 K 1 Q PORTER Btviocu 'l O ,J HL, ' "- ' ' Aflu. um.. ll .ALI U r,i " " l Z, June '15 QQMAW1.. :mir - ' M l punts "is lr lll5'SE 5. I Miss sgnvpkgggg win. TNI WI - . 5 . T151 " 5 A.. " ' '54 'ms :nou n Tu: cu r. THE AMERICPN BEAUTY L S11.5uRE,Neuv, wrrn THE MISPLNFD RWGEF menus' mm l',-.- .. n jug'-AND Qgao swine uP THE C"-f-'ff' -nm ggngss. 2 Page Ninety-six THE ACORN After Graduation With graduation comes bigger opportun- ityg every ambitious boy or girl looks eagerly forward to the college course. W Many enjoy the advantage of a College education as a result of regularly saving dur- ing the four years of high school. Lay aside regularly a fixed amount in an account here at 4'k interest. Call at the Bank and open the Way to broadest educational opportunities. CITIZENS SAVINGS BANK Webster Street Branch Cor. Webster St. and Haight Ave. Margery-A month ago Grace Marian and I promised to point out all of our faults to each other. Scott-And how did it work? Margery-VVe haven't spoken to each other for twenty-nine days. REGAL BARBER SHOP Intelligent Ellort and Eflicient Work Results in Our Satisfied Customers SHOE SHINXING 1309 PARK STREET, ALAMEDA T HE ACORN Page Ninety-yawn FINE FIELD Muriel-Did you have anything to talk about at the club meeting Marian-Lots! On account of the storm there were only three of us present. Tommy-My love for you is like the deep blue sea. Eleanor-And I take it with the corresponding amount of salt. Waiter-Were you ringing the bell, sir? Louis Cafter long waitl-Ringing it! Great Scott, no! I was tolling it-I thought you were dead. I an I see you have your arm in a sling," said the inquisitive passenger. "Broken, isn't it?" "Yes, sir," responded Bud Lamb. "Meet with an accident?" ' "No, broke it while trying to pat myself on the back." "Great Scott! What for?" "For minding my own business." Saint Sure had just registered and was about to turn away when the clerk asked: "Beg pardon, but what is your name?" "Name!" echoed the indignant Saint Sure. "Don't you see my signature there on the register?" "I do," returned the clerk calmly. "That is what aroused my curiosityf Marie-When Didy proposed to you did he get down on his knees ? Babe-I should say not. Marie-Why didn't he? Babe-Well-er-probably because they were occupied at the time. "What is the meaning of 'alter ego'?" asked Mr. Daniels. It means the 'other I'," responded Irene. Give me a sentence containing the phrase." "He winked his alter ego." H cl NOT THINKING OF WILHELM What is the Kaiser?" asked the teacher. The Kaiser," said Soo Hoo, "is a stream of hot water that spouts up and dis- turbs the earthf' as it AND HE DID Waiter-Here is your soft boiled egg, sir. Is there anything else I can do for you? Osborne-Yes, beat it. " Mother-Crawford, did you whisper today? Crawford-Yes, wunst. Mother-Carroll, should Crawford have said "wunst"? Carroll-No, he should have said "twicet". Page Ninety-eight THE .ACORN I 42.41 LET EINSTOCK MAKE YOU A KLASSY SUIT J. H. VVEINSTOCK, Tailor Alaeda 25-l0XV 1351 Park St.. Alameda Marie and Anita were at a baseball game. "Isn't that fines?" said Marie, "we have a man on every base." "VVhy, that's nothing,' said Anita, "so have they." Chestnut Station MOTOR HOE REP IR HOP O. E. ROSE, Prop. Repairing While You Wait PHONE ALAMEDA 3472 A TERRIBLE ONE. Midge Rodgers-My father was shot in the Civil War and has a wooden leg. Scott Baum-Humph. That's nothing, my sister has a cedar chest. CITY, MARKET Phone Alameda 7 2317 Santa Clara Ave. T THE ACORN Page Nirzrly-ninf fx KODAKS Eg " FILMS I I' ,SA LB, ,xslwsvb PIATT PHOTO SUPPLY CO. V' W 'J Q- " '- is .,AL.NP 'T5gjE3g Q.,g,f. T5, T ,, 2410 Santa Clara Avenue Alameda, Cal. 1? I V . Q fiif lf, .fi JU' ' I ,if it -a. m a l J K N Y ' IN 2,15 Dewlofzing, Printing, Enlarginy I ,f lli 5 ?limi , 'iii u ffilw', '7 I 52414: Val I 'JL it 'Yll:4f4lf'lQii'x1 V A if , L3 "Well, Carroll," said Miss Haworth, "can you prove any of today's theorems? "No, ma'am," said Carroll, "but I can render some of them highly probable! Phone Alameda 66-VV Spaulding Sporting Goods Jgent J. F. HANSQN CIGARS AND TOBACCO-GUM AND CANDY 1431 PARK STREET ALAMEDA, CAL. Tibbitts-My aneestors came over in the "Mayflowei'." I. VVallace-It's lucky they didg the immigration laws are stricter now. CHESTNUT STREET STATION STATIONERY STORE Ice Cream and Candies-Books and Magazines Films Developed Pictures Printed Leave Your Orders for the Latest Novels F. B. KLEIN CHESTNUT ST., ALAMEDA Pagr Um' Hundred THE ACoRN 9 as u AIVIBROSE THE TAILOR Complete Line of Smart Summer Styles at Popular Prices -110 TXVELFTH ST. PANTAGES BUILDING Herbert-Sir, your daughter has promised to become my wife. 'l'hc.lma's father-Well, d0n't come to me now for sympathy. You might know something like that would happen to you, coming here live nights a week. Life is a joke and all things show it, Look at a freshman and then you'll know it. Eileen Lchewing rapidlyll-Oh, mother, I just love to come to this theatre. 'l'here's such delicious gum under the seats. Mr. Agard had written on the blackboard the sentence, "The toast was drank in silence," and turned to the class for them to discover the mistake. Edwin Greaves waved his hand frantically, and, going to the board, scrawled the correction, "The toast was ate in silence." THE ACORN Page One Ilundred and Om' 1 -I Learn Stenotypy The New Machine Shorthand Salaries .850 to S125 per month for Beginners Stenotypy is "Machine Shorthand." It is as plain as print and is capable of speed never attained by any of the old shorthand systems. Instead of writing with a pen or pencil the writing is done by striking keys, as in the use of the typewriter. As the typewriter supplanted longhand by reason of greater speed and legibility, so will Stenotypy supplant shorthand for the same rea- sons-speed and legibility-the two great factors which make for greater efficiency. Stenotypy in F our onths Stenotypy can be learned in four months' time-the best that can be done by the old systems is six months. This is a saving of two months' time, or an average of SIZO, estimating the average salary for a beginner at S60 per month. lllany Eastern firms are now employing stenotpyists exclusively, because of its superior efficiency in business. The Stenotype is in many ways the most wonderful invention in the field of business efficiency for the past 50 years. lt can bc operated by an expert to record in plain type words as fast as the human voice can utter them distinctly. New Stenotype Class Opens June loth A four months' course will cost S55 only. Monthly rates SIS. We invite all young people who desire to enter this new profession to enroll for this course. Come and investigate and be convinced that stenotypy is the coming system of shorthand. Every student will be given a few days' actual trial before enrolling if desired. Write for full information. Address Polytechnic Business College isa and MADISON srs., OAKLAND f Page One H1lnd1'ed and Two THE ACORN OSCAR'S BARBER SHOP Chestnut Station HAIR CUT A SPECIALTY 1903 Encinal Avenue "Kike" Bishop-Just think, Mischa Elnian gets S4000 a night for playing the violin. Why, what are you figuring out? Jacobs fto himselfj-554000-four strings-makes 251000 a string. VVhy doesn't he play a harp? Q. MAZZINI Hardware, Fishing Tackle Baseball and Tennis Goods Bathing Suits, Rackets Restrung 1515 PARK STREET. PHONE Ammsoi 480 VV. Fleming-When I first came to school I clitln't start to make a fool ol' mysell' at the beginning of my Freshman year. H. Gamble-Well, when did you begin? YLANDERS Phone Alameda S66 1427 PARK STREET ALAMEDA, CAL. rI1HlZ ACORN Page Um' H11111lz'f'd and Thru' HILL'S NValnut Station MILKSHAKES CANDIES ICE CREAM SCHOOL SUPPLIES A PSYCOLOGICAL STUNT Ordinary discipline consists in making a pupil feel as though he had just been licked, without touching him. tCoan to Garrettson in History.J CAPWELL an ideal shopping center for High School Students -Sixty departments, each one a complete store in itself, and a Bargain Basement filled with stylish and dependable merchandise at attractive prices. -The Men's Shop on the first Floor contains the newest in neckwear, shirts, socks and other furnishings for the young men. -Clever new styles in wearing apparel especially designed for High School girls. Suits, dresses, coats, separate skirts and dress accessories in great variety. CAPWELLS OAKLAND F. Meley-XVhen yau proposed to her why didn't you tell hcl' you were uu- worthy of her? That always makes a hit. Lamborn-I was going to, but she told mc first. Cutlery, Stoves, Ranges, Air and Water Heaters Agent for Combination Coal and Gas Ranges and Copper Coil VVater Heaters 1334 Park Street Phone Alameda 685 Page One I'1ll71l1I'l'd and Four THE ACORN YA S I-ll FLORAL STORE Basket Flowers Corsage Bouquets 2305 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda PHONE AIAMEDA 539 HEARD IN THE OFFICE Russell Bacon-Miss Brown, how many times a week docs the Friday class in food conservation meet? All good Athletes know I1 good Sporting Store That is why the Alameda High School patronize VValhington Street. OAKLAND Fourteenth Street SIMPLE BUT STRIKING E. Myall-What sort of a hat did Marie Busse wear? Mcliimuions-A simple thing-just a gardenia in front, and a gol-darn-yor behind. Phone Oakland -1-010 . . LAUFER OPTICIAN AND OPTOMETRIST 487 Fourteenth St., Oakland, Cal. THE ACORN Page Om' H1111111'1'11nr1d lfiw' ZINGG That's Me The only Wm. ZINGG in Alameda 1421 PARK STREET, ALAMEDA Louis Cafter a moment's eonversationl-Au Revoir, old top. Mark-What's that mean? Louis-It means "Good-bye" in French. Mark-Carbolic acid. Louis-VVhat's that mean? Mark-It means good-bye in any language. FQRD E. C. DICK Authorized Agent PARTS SERVICE 2424 CENTRAL AVENUE, ALAMEDA Pnoxs A1.AMED.x 2184 Miss Connelly IinclignantlyD-Stop this quibbling and answer either "yes" or 'nof' Who was King Henry VIII? F. WILLIS SHARPE J E W E L E R La Tousca Pearls, VVz1tehes, Diamonds, Silverware 487 Fourteenth Street Oakland, Cal. Page Une H11nd1'f1l and Six THE ACORN The very best of everything in Drugs, Medicines and Toilet Articles F. BI D ER S. VV. Corner Park and Central, Alameda, Cal. TELEPHONE ALAMEDA 442 PREPARED FOR THE WORST M. Linderman-Oh, Crawford, think of coming to ask papa's consent in such shabby clothes! Bost-That's all right. I had one suit ruined. Phones Alameda 458 and -I-S9 H. PATEY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS 4JlIlll1l'dll,.S' Illost Conzjvletr DfIir11I4'srf'n 136+ PARK ST. QCor. Central Ave.J ALAMEDA, CAL. PRETTY GOOD STUFF K. Lorcntzen-Is it true that bleaching the hair causes insanity? H. Goldthwaite-VVell, I know many a fellow who is simply crazy over a blonde. PEOPLEXS BAZAAR S. L. WALKER 85 CO., Proprietors 1409 Park St., Alameda, Calif. Dealers in HOUSEHOLD UTENSILS, CROCKERY, GLASSVVARE, TOYS, ETC. At the Very Cheapest Prices Possible ,PHE ACORN Page Um' I-111111111111 mm' Sewn Q Phone Alameda -I-283-XV BARKER BREAD BAKERY NO. 100 1357 PARK ST. ALAMEDA, CAL. HEARD AT MAX FRANKS Music Clerk-XVhat do you wish, madam? G. Szoke-"Sing Me to Sleep,', please. L. W. VOSBURGI-I ' HARDWARE Lawnmowers at Bargain Prices. Large Stock of Garden Hose and Garden Implements 1433 PARK STREET, ALAMEDA TWO IN ONE Clerk-What size hammock do you want? M. Hubhel-Oh, a small hammock, just big enough for one, enough for two. but-er-strong HENRY SCHNEIDER Stationery, Engraving, Printing 14-35 PARK STREET, ALANIEDA Cards Printed from Plate, 51.00 per Hundred Page Une I-Iundrnl and Eight THE ACORN Louis Scheeline 406 Fourteenth Street, Oakland The College Tailor EXCLUSIVE PATTERNS POPULAR PRICES LOCOMOTION "Her dress," said N. Hart, looking at her as she passed, "is so awkward she can hardly walk." "And yet her Complexion," replied R. Rutherford, "which is much tighter and thicker, is running." J. CALLENBERG TI-IE BO IERE Bakery and Lunch Parlor 1417 PARK ST., ALAMEDA PHONE ALAMEDA 7+ 'PHE ACORN Pngz' Um' HllIlI1l'!'I1IIlI1l Nim' SLlCCCSSfLll The men who fail in life and who move in the common grooves would have you believe that "circumstances make the man" and that "position" and success are the result of luck or good fortune. In some cases this is true, but the overwhelming ma- jority of the world's successful men are workers, not men with exceptional natural ability and peculiar and extraordinary talent, but simply workers and savers. They are men who make their time count, who have not sought ease and comfort as the best to be obtained in life. Let any of us look up at abler and more successful men, consider the time we waste in lazy ease and in uselessly expending energy and money. There we see the cause of our own inferiority. The workers, the persistent and intelligent plodders are climbing the ladder and passing while we are stopping to view the beau- tiful scenery from a round half-way up. Fortunately, the great majority of hopeful ones need only a start. We open wide the gate to the right road-the Saving Account and the Thrift Book. Ask about them. ALAMEDA SAVINGS BANK with its WVEBSTER STREET BRANCH and the ALAMEDA NATIONAL BANK tlistablished 1878i VVELCOME THE STUDENTS OFFICERS J. R. KNOVVLAND, President I. L. BORDEN, Vice-President J. E. HALL, Manager CHAS. E. TABOR, Cashier VV. H. MCKEAN, Assistant Manager VV. MERRIAM, Assistant Cashier THE STUTZ VVIMMIN Elna had gone to an art exhibit. Not that she cared for picturesg but every- one went. A friend saw her and told another friend. Friend number two met her a few days later. "VVhy, hello, Elna, I hear you're interested in artf' "Me? Art who?" H. OKERIVIAN, Prop. THE 'STAG B RBER HOP 1349 Park Street High Srhool'Stud1fnts' Hair Cutting rz Specially Page One Hundred and Ten THE ACORN Everything that one could reasonably expect to find in a metropolitan department store is shown and sold at Taft 81 ljennoyer COMPANY Oakland Quality Goods Courteous Salespeople Moderately Priced Efficient Service H AUC H' Best Goods at Right Prices GROC ERS Phone Alameda S56 Frozen Puddings Our Specialty MARTI J. ASTIZ Successor to HEIM'S Dealer and Manufacturer of FINE CANDI ES Parties Supplied with Ice Cream and Sherhets Ice Cream Delivered 1436 Park Street Orders Taken Until 8 p. m. Alameda, Cal. rliHE ACORN Page Univ Hundred and Eleven I C. P. MAGAGNOS Koomqs 1358 PARK ST. Phone Alameda 589-W 1 HEARD IN THE MOONLIGHT He had just seated himself beside her in the park, and as she did not move away, he gained some encouragement. "Do you-er-believe in these-er-kissing idea?" he ventured. "Are you eugenic?" Anita asked. "Why, no," he replied meekly. "Pm VVillis.D The most important event of your school life-Graduation-is surely worth a portrait Xllakr the appoinflmvzf to-day The Cockroft Studio 1812 ALAMEDA AVE. Phone Alameda 1542 I UNBEARABLE M. Moran-As long as there was another boarder at the place, you had some- body to talk to. D. Gibson-But as there were only two of us, there was nobody to talk about. I H. Shirek-Miss, I hope you will pardon me for so rudely colliding with you. 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