Albia Community High School - Screech Yearbook (Albia, IA)
- Class of 1916
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FRED EVERETT ............. ....... P resident
C. W. SMALLWOOD .......... ........ S ecretary
Roy T. ALFORD ................................. .......... T reasurer
J. T. AVERY
S. D. THOMPSON
HARRY D. Kms,
GEORGE S. VVITTERS,
S. CECELIA GRAHADT,
English and German.
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Glass nf 1515
In a city famed for learning,
Stands the High School, large, imposing,
Stands beside the Wabash Railroad,
Stands where the trains roll by,
Stands where every day the whistle
Breaks upon the atmosphere
Interrupting studious classes
Hard at lessons to be learned.
September fourth, the sun shone brightly,
Shone alike on old and young,
Shone upon the reverend Seniors,
Shone upon the dreamy juniors,
Shone upon the gay young Sophomores,
Brightened up the teacher's eyes.
Then a band like Kelly's Army
Marched across the school house lawn,
Marched into the halls of learning,
Marched up to S. Find1ey's door.
Spoke he to them words of wisdom,
Spoke he to them words of warning,
Telling them that they must study,
Must not spend their time in loafing,
Must not hang before the lockers,
Must not irritate their teachers.
Then they registered as Freshmen.
Formed the class of nineteen-nineteen.
Strong they were in mind and body,
And they learned their lessons well.
Learned to Write long themes in English
Learned to factor Algebra.
Went they to their class rooms quietly,
Every morning, right on timeg
Did not linger in the hallways,
Did not hang upon the lockers,
Did not gossip with the Seniors,
Did not wrangle with the Juniors,
For the words of J. S. Findley
Sank into each Freshman's brain.
And they had a loyal spirit,
Took great pride in Albia High School,
Took great pride in games and contests,
Took great pride in being victors,
Loved to show their mighty strength.
Thus the spirit of the Freshmen,
Thus the class of nineteen-nineteen,
Entered into Albia High School,
Thus they made themselves well-known
And they soon will lose their verdure,
Lose their jaunty care-free air,
And they'll show by all their conquests,
The class of nineteen is "right there."
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In the Indian summer of 1914, a tribe of Indian braves and fair maidens joined the
Four nations of the great league of A. H. S. This tribe of youths was called Freshmen
by the other tribes and was not allowed to sit at the council fires of the league.
At the first assemblage of all the tribes, Chieftain Willett instructed and advised
all his people in regard to their conduct. He made it clear that if the Great Peace
should continue no rivalry nor jealousy should exist among the tribes. The Fresh-
men heeded the advice of the wise chief and profited much.
In January, 1915, a small band of half breeds was allowed to join the League.
These half breeds were looked down upon by the upper tribesmen but strove so hard to
learn the manners and customs of the Four Nations that some of them were adopted
by the Freshmen tribe.
In the spring of '15, the Senior tribe withdrew from the League and went to con-
quer new territories. In the same month the tribes people of the League were dispersed
for three moons. When they returned a new chief of chiefs was choosen.
The Freshmen tribe was now given the name of Sophomores, a name they honored.
A new tribe from an inferior league was given the name of Freshmen.
Chieftain Kies, the new chief, now permitted the Sophomores to choose from among
them, a Sophomore chief and other tribal officers. Pennington, a Sophomore warrior,
was chosen. This brave's sire was the chief of the Indians that claimed the right to
the large tract of land purchased by Wm. Penn. Penn dealt so squarely with these
Indians that the chief named his son Pennington. QThe word originally meant
"Wind," in the Iroquois languagej Patterson was chosen Councilor to the Chief,
Gray to collect and disburse the wampum of the tribe. Miss Lamey of the League's
nobility was selected as advisor of the Sophomores in their various camp-fire councils
The Sophomores furnished many warriors for the main fighting force of the League.
Five of them were rewarded with the emblem "A" for their brave deeds. The Sopho-
more Pow-wow, which was held at the Gray tee-pee on the old Hiteman trail, was
one that made the other warriors envy the Sophomores.
Three days were set aside for the annual basket-ball contest between the tribes. In
this the Sophomores were victorious, defeating all opposing teams by many points.
This Sophomore tribe still sits around the camp fires of the A. H. S. League where
it has gained a prominent place for itself. They are respected by all warriors and are
.always ready to fight for the honors of A. H. S.
Now when a young buck asks for a story he is told of some of the adventures and
brave deeds of the Sophomores of '15 and ll6. These stories will probably be kept
with the old legends of the League and perhaps in years to come these same legends
that make ideals for the Freshmen of today, will be repeated into the ears of the youths
of the Great A. H. S. League in the future generations.
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And it came to pass that in the land of plenty there was a city called Albia. Now
the Albians were a strong and mighty people and were great in learning, and they
had an institution of learning called the Albia High School.
And in the year 1913 came to this High School, a band of people thirsting for
knowledge. And the ruler of the school said, "Ye are welcome. Enter and be classi-
fied as Freshmen." And they did as they were told and they were called Freshmen and
did acquit themselves with honor.
And lo, when twelve months had rolled by they found that the name Freshmen was
taken from them and they were called Sophomores. Before the time of feasting, which
is called Christmas, they did make themselves famous by giving A's to the stalwart
athletes of the school. They did work hard and learn the tasks put before them and
when the next term, which is called the First Semester, came they were called Juniors.
Now it came to pass that the Juniors held a meeting and took unto themselves a
class advisor. And then they said one to another, "Who shall be named Presi-
dent ?" and with one accord they cried out, "Cessna! Cessna!" and it was as they
And in the third month of the Semester, which is called November, the Juniors did
give a play and made many shekels. They proclaimed that they would use these shekels
to buy gifts for the sturdy foot-ball players, who trained themselves and did neither
smoke nor stay out nights.
And in this semester, which is called the first, the girls did play basketball with the
Freshmen and the Sophomores and yea, even with the dignified Seniors. And when
they had played, the Junior girls were victors and their classmates were proud.
Then it came to pass that the leaders of the High School, which are called faculty,
did inflict examinations on the Juniors and with one accord they battled with uncon-
querable questions. And when the smoke and dust cleared away-lo, they stood as
victors and entered on the next semester, which is called the Second.
And it came to pass that the Juniors said to one another, "Come, let us gather to-
gether and make merry." A nd they did according as they said and did meet at the
home of Edmund lllorris. And the faculty did meet with them and they waxed
jubilant until a late hour.
And then said the juniors again: "Verily the Spring draweth near and its is fitting
that we make ready, for it is written that the juniors must give a banquet to the Sen-
iors who soon go from our midst. And again they did as they had said and preparations
were made such as they had never seen and they made themselves ready to feast with
Here endeth the Chronicles of the juniors.
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President ......... .........,
Vice-President ....... ......... M ILDRED WHITE
Secretary-Treasurer .. .......... MABEL EVANS
Hoher Immer Hoher
Maroon and White
Baccalaureate Sermon, Rev. J. P. White, May 21.
Class Play, "An American Citizen," May 23, 24.
Commencement Speaker, Hon. N. E. Kendall, May 25.
Football '13, 'l+, '15.
Basketball '14, '15.
Track '13, '15, '16.
Class President '15, '16.
Deutsche Gesellschaft '15.
Athletic Editor SCREECH.
".-Ind -wlnvz a lady is in flu' l'd5l',
You knofw all otlfrr flllllffi gi-'vw j1lan'."
Freshman Class Committee.
Glee Club '14, '15, '16,
Omega '13, '1-I-, '15, President '16.
Vice-President Class '15, '16.
Double Quartette '15, '16.
"But M'rf'.v Io Ihr gfirl fwillz zz hrarl and
Il'ho flnikm' Ibis lzublflr of lifr fworih
Alpha '13, '14, '15, '16.
Class Secretary and Treasurer '15, '16,
Assistant Editor-in-Chief SCREECH.
Glee Club '16.
"l"1'fw ll1'lU'f5 likf hrrs fwillz kimlrzzw
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FIVLU minds fwilh kIl0fl.L'll'llff1' .vo in-
"ll1' llllllki foo 7lIll!'l1,' surh mrn arf'
Omega '13, '1-1, '15, '16.
Glee Clnb '15, '16.
Booster '1-1-, '15, '16.
"Trll mr, prvlly nzaillrrz, aw' lhrrr
zmy mon' at lzomr likr you?"
Glee Club '14, '15, '16.
Omega, Corresponding Secretary '13,
'14, '15, '16.
Booster Club '15, '16.
Oskaloosa Declamatory Contest.
"D1'stinrd lo laugh and makf n11'x'ry."
"Good looks run in our family but
tlzfy run rlrar pas! mf."
"Hr gzzzws al fwofwlv fwitll a most su-
Omega '14, '15, '16,
".I quiwf dignity and a flmrm of
gffztlnzrss arf lll'l'5.U
Booster '1-1-, '15, 'l6.
Alpha '13, 114, '15, '16.
"Mill lo ln' nwal, still to ln' drrsf,
115 you fwfrf' yoing to a fain."
Omega '13, '14, '15, '16.
Glen Club '1-1.
Basketlsull CC'l:1ss Sc-riesj.
Booster '14, '15, '16.
UII1'fl".1' to Ihr' girl who is good, bu!
not loo gfood, for Ihr good div young."
Art Editor of 1916 SCREECH.
"pls luwznzr a nolzlz' knight, lm -was
grarioux lo all lat1n's."
llamiltou '13, '14,
Booster Club '15, '16.
"ll'i5r to rvsollzv' and jraiifnl lo fwfr-
Boys' Clulw '16.
"You ruff! lr!! fwhal lhwsf quid ffl-
lofws ara' lrkr, 'LCIIIVI thry'rz' no! undfr
"pl quid lassg Illrrf' arf 1111! fffw
lVho lvzofws lln' fffllfllfl' hid in you."
Alpha '14, '15, '16.
Booster '15, '16.
HTf1l'fl' is a gif! Ilryoml fin' rfafh of
Tlmt of lwirzg floqzuvztly .vilr11i."
Orchestra '13, '1-l.
"If: 'yw5'm' lo flu' latz'i1'5 and 'yfx .vir
Io flu' mon."
Booster Club '15, '16.
Alumni Editor of SCREECII.
"To ln' r"ffllt'il'lIf in Il qzzivl -way.
Tfmf is my aim f11f0llfjfl0llf Fllffl day.'
Basketball '1-l, '15, '16.
Football '13, '1-l, Captain '15,
"TIM l'0Il!,Illll'Ll quulilirs of ll man
and an alf1l4'lf."
Alpha '14, 'l6.
"I am wsolfwtl to gfrow ful, and look
young at forty."
DL-lmting '13, '16
lleulsrlme Clcsellscllzlft, President.
"Iliff flax nmny Il fzzrr,
lin! I ftlll furry my .slum
Avery '13, '1-lf.
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Ulee C'luh '13, '14, '15, President If
Alpha '14, '15, '16.
Double Quzlrtette '16.
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lfootlwxlll '15. 1 rg
"I funn! it Il!III5l'lI5I', if no! a fr:
To lmnyf arountf a 'U.'0lIItlll all Ifn
Ulee c'llll1 '1-l-, '15,
Alpha '1-l, '15, '16.
"So uminlzlr am! good and sfwvrf
So fworlzanly, llflllyll and nzwl
Alpha '13, '14, '15, President '16.
Glee Club '13, '14, '15.
Class President '13.
Booster '14, '15, President '16.
"To Jmilv and sigh and ffiri and .ring
Sl1r'.v not ffn' lrast afraid,
So Jzzpfrose' tlffrf is no danger
Of lwr Ilfillfj an 'old l11ai11."'
Hiteman '12, '13, '14.
'lIf'0lllziIl'f I molar a ffm' l'illian?"
Glee Club '14, '15, '16.
Omega '13, '14, '15, '16,
May Queen '16.
"IIT fwould noi flllflff' luv' 0fllff"bUi.1'P."'
Basketball '14, '15, '16,
"They say fn' is a quiet fvllomv, but
his fyws sprak mis4'l1iwf."
Alpha '13, '14, '15, '16.
Booster '14, '15, '16.
Literary Editor of Sckeecu.
"Cod madr ffm' small in order that
hz' 111151111 do a mow vfzoiff' bi! of fwork-
Booster Club '14, 'l5.
Omega '14, '15.
"lf .silrnrf -wfn' goldfn shf -were a
4'R1'.f0l"Uf'd to ruin or to ruin Ihr stare."
Glee Clllh '13, '14, '15, '16.
Alpha '13, '14, '15, '16.
Class Series Basketball '15, '16.
Booster '15, '16.
Humorous Editor SCREECH.
"fl furious mixfurf of romanrf, ray-
izmf, fwzl and things Sllhfllllhn
"pl good namf is rathrr fo be rhosfn
lhan gfrraf r1I'hf'J."
Classical Club Secretarv.
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Debate '14, '15, '16.
Football '14, '15,
Business Manager of SCREECII.
"To my 1'xIr1'mr mortififalion, I grofw
QLJISUI' ffvfry day."
Alpha '13, '14, '15, '16.
Glee Club '16.
"She is a fwaman :who dons hfr ofwn
Omega '13, '14, '15, '16.
Glee Club '14, '15, '16.
Booster '14, '15, '16.
"Short, 5fLU1'1'f, and mary."
Nloravia '13, '14.
Omega '15, '16.
Booster '15, '16.
Basketball '15, '16.
"IVIy mimi io mt' a IBIIIIIIIOIII 15.
Class Basketball '15, '16.
Assistant Business lVIanager SCREECH.
Double Quartette '16.
"Wi1h a nrrkliz' bright and happy
II1' you his fw1'1'hlyf?j fall Io makz'."
Chairman of Freshman Committee.
Debating Team '13, '14, '15, '16.
Football '14, '15, '16.
"Had I Izrfn P7'I'5f'7lf at Ihr frfaiion
I fwould hafvz- gi-'urn somr useful hints
for the hvttrr ordrring of the unifv1'rse."
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The wise Mr. Willett with a broad grin,
Hailed us all, "Freshmen," and ushered us in.
Each teacher said, with a wise little nod,
Fortune has favored us, thanks to the gods!"
As an all-round Freshman bunch we nothing did lack.
i Mighty athletes we furnished for football and track.
O, the praise of the Sophomore year long will be sung!
Unequaled stand most of the deeds that were done.
S ay, but we did have a fine Sophomore class!
Couldn't be beat from the Erst to the last.
Likely you've heard of our orator's fame,
And debaters who won an enviable name.
S ome of our classmates, with spirits high,
S uggested the time for a party was nigh.
Out at Bill Pabst's a big crowd did gather,
F easted and cut hair"', well, I guess rather!
Now when we were Juniors we had lots of fun.
I n the basketball series, the championship won.
N eedless to say, we were proud of our team,
E very junior was happy, Coach Ulich did beam.
Talk of the scholars-to most of our tribe
E ach day brought grades beyond power to describe.
E ats for the Seniors, as the custom has been,
Now were served by the juniors, some banquet was given
S 0 now our victorious past is quite o'er.
I n our dear A. H. S. we can dwell nevermore.
X equals our future, we trust ' twill be bright.
T ruly we'll strive with all of our might,-
E Fficiently, too,-to stand for the right.
Even in the annals-of history you'll find
N one who to greater honors have climbed.
Editor's Note-We fear that some of our readers will not understand this
What meter is this? Kilometer? No, awful.
Seninr Gllwaz will
We, the Seniors of Albia High School, City of Albia, Troy Township, County of
Monroe, State of Iowa, being of various ages and of sound minds, memories and un-
derstandings, do declare and publish this our last will and testament.
Item I. We, the Seniors, do will and bequeath to the underclassmen our spirit of
loyalty and devotion to the interests of Albia High School.
Item II. I, Mabel Pharis, bequeath my general good nature and happy do lucky
disposition to all over-worked and mistreated Freshmen.
Item III. I, Mildred Wood, will my ability to conduct a case on strict and well
defined principles to Lois Griliin.
Item IV. I, Mabel Evans, leave my excessive height and smiling countenance to
Item V. I, Clay Chidester, leave my ability to flirt with all the Senior girls to Alfred
Item VI. I, Edyth Adey, leave my timid manner to Lorren Fouts.
Item VII. I, Blanche Spears, wish to divide my A-I-'s among flunking under-
classmen. J .
Item VIII. I, Blaine lVIiller, bequeath my hearty and frequent giggles to Bernice
Item IX. I, Hugh Gray, leave my realization of my inestimable value to Albia High
School in particular and the world in general to Bob Pennington.
Item X. I, Beatrice Reddish, will my air of confidence to the timid shrinking Sophs.
Item XI. I, Sadie Lewis, bequeath my knowledge of Latin to the Freshmen and my
amiable disposition to the High School in general.
Item XII. I, Theo Morris, bequeath my stature to "Shorty" Reynolds.
Item XIII. I, Brown, leave my experience in blulfing to Jimmy Wilson.
Item XIV. I, Faye Dietrich, bequeath my position as assistant instructor in German
Department to Willis Phillips, with the earnest request that he never refuse to read the
lesson for some poor "Bunker" just before class.
Item XV. I, Helen Cramer, leave my reputation as a graceful dancer to Nellie
Item XVI. I, Claude Ewers, will my position as a hustling salesman of high grade
shoes to Gerald Smiley.
Item XVII. I, Susie Griffin, bequeath my willingness to help Freshmen with their
Algebra problems to Martha Eschbach.
Item XVIII. I, Murl Douglass, leave my love for football to Donald Kester.
Item XIX. I, Isabelle Graham, will my daily joy ride on the I-locking street car to
Item XX. I, lNIyrtle Smith, leave my vivacity and general noisiness in the hallways
to Helen Gutch.
Item XXI. I, Naomi Hinton, leave my interest in Ford automobiles to Helen
Item XXII. I, Leona Williams, wish to leave my position as Counselor to the
underclassmen girls to Alberta Giltner.
Item XXIII. I, Edith Grant, do will and bequeath my "gift of gab" and general
popularity to the quiet sober bunch of Junior girls.
Item XXIV. I, Marian Shoemaker, do make an offering of several beautiful black
curls to Professor Kies.
Item XXV. I, Mary Sharp, leave the time I spend on my studies to Charlie Dalin
with suggestions on how to concentrate on lessons during quiet study periods.
Item XXVI. We, Osa Coulson and Opal Carter, will and bequeath our strict at-
tention to work in the Laboratory to the Physics class of next year.
Item XXVII. I, Herbert Merrick, leave my wavy locks and genial grin to Mr.
Item XXVIII. I, Lois Hobson, leave my ladylike behavior and serene expression to
Item XXIX. I, William Gray, leave my brilliant record in History class to Abe
Item XXX. I, Hazel Fuller, bequeath my sweet and gentle tone of voice to Mildred
Item XXXI. I, George Wood, bequeath my reputation as a good sport to "Zeke"
Item XXXII. I, Percy Smith, bequeath my proficiency in typewriting to Joseph
Item XXXIII. I, Marcia Smith, bequeath my ambition to wear pink to Margaret
Item XXXIV. I, Viva Freed, leave my habit of having a well prepared German
lesson to Jennie Coady.
Item XXXV. I, Mildred White, bequeath my cheerful "Hello" in the halls to
Item XXXVI. I, Carl Hickenlooper, will the use of my car to Carl Hartsuck
when his car is in the garage.
Item XXXVII. I, Vernie Gibson, bequeath my splendid work on the football team
to the Captain for 1916.
Item'XXXVIII. We, Bill Pabst and Will Morrissey, will and bequeath our friend-
ship to Edmund Morris and Joe Gibbons, with the hope that they will be as good pals
as we have been.
Item XXXIX. I, William Booth, will my desire to see the funny side of every
situation to Lenore Jolley.
Item XXXX. I, Ray Darby, leave my energetic manners to Russell Dotts with theta
suggestion that he take his time.
Signed, sealed, and delivered in our presence on this the nineteenth day of April in
the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen.
FRED SYLVESTER. fSEALJ
F. M. HUNTER. fSEALJ
BLANCHE Comss. CSEALJ
Senior Clllaaz Hrnpherg
ALBIA SIGNS O' TIMES
llfliss Marian Shoemaker who is traveling for the new furniture Polish "Darby
Wood,,' is home for a short visit. -
Murl Douglass who has recently been elected Congressman from this district leaves
Albia next week to take up his official duties at Washington.
Miss Edyth Adey, who is recognized as one of the best stenographers in the city,
has obtained the position of private Secretary to Congressman Douglass.
Carl Hickenlooper has given up his trade as chauffeur for the Ford garage, and has
become a "shoe-maker" as that trade is more to his liking. He intends to retain his
car, however, for jolly, joyful, jolting, joyrides.
Misses Opal Carter and Osa Coulson leave this evening for New York, where they
will meet a party of college girls to chaperon them on a trip abroad.
Wm. Pabst and Will lvlorrisey, have opened up a "chum" stand on the northeast
corner of the square. They are 'very enterprising business men and the "Signs 0'
Times" wishes them success in this new venture.
Dr. Hugh Gray, the renowned surgeon, is abroad for a few months doing some re-
search work along medical lines.
The Grand Opera "Uncle Tom's Cabin" appeared in Melrose last evening. It
was considered a grand success. Mabel Pharis starred as "Little Eva," while Her-
bert Merrick was equally popular as "Uncle Tom." '
The Signs O' Times announce the marriage of Miss Lois Hobson of this city to a
wealthy ranchman in Montana.
Bliss Blanche Spears is meeting with fine success in her "Collegian Tea' Room"
opened for the summer at Clear Lake.
judge Brown, the great Corporation Lawyer, has recently been trying a case, which
has been pending for some time, for a Lady "And her sonf,
lilisses Mable Evans and Faye Dietrich are conducting a private school during vaca-
tion months for football ineligibles.
The Chicago Tribune announces that one of the greatest attractions on the lake
front is the "Laughing Gallery" operated by Edith Grant, formerly of Albia, Iowa.
The last number of our splendid Lecture Course will be Thursday of next week
when Doctor Theodore Morris B. S., IW. D., will deliver his address on "The Ori-
gin of Spring Fever." We anticipate an inspiring and helpful discourse, for Dr.. lVIor-
ris has been instrumental in fighting this dread disease which is so prevalent among
high school students.
George Wood of this city left this morning for South America where he has the
contract for the construction of a great canal.
Clay Chidester who is still at Chicago University has given up his art course and
is studying to become a minister.
The Civic Reform League met last evening in the new building erected by Vernie
Gibson, the great finQcier. The league elected the following ladies delegates to the
convention in Boston, Mary Sharp, Viva Freed, Myrtle Smith, and Hazel Fuller.
Miss Leona Williams, since receiving her uncle's large fortune, has purchased a
beautiful summer home on Long Island. She is entertaining a group of her old High
School friends over the week end.
bliss Isabelle Graham has been appointed on the World Peace Commission which
will meet at The Hague in the spring of 1927.
Miss Marcia Smith has accepted a position as teacher of physical training in the
Jacksonville College for women.
We notice in the New York society columns the announcement of the marriage of
Miss Helen Cramer to Mr. lVIulti Millionaire. The young couple leave immediately
for Paris on their honeymoon.
lvliss Mildred White, who has been abroad for several years studying, returns this
fall to take the chair of modern languages in Wellesley College.
Mr. Claude Ewers has added to his famous chain of shoe stores, another store in
Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Ewers now owns a store in almost every large city in the
union. Albia has reason to be proud of his success. '
William Booth has been nominated President of the United States on the Socialist
ticket. He received this morning a note of congratulations from Senator B. Miller.
The chances for Mr. Booth's election appear to be very good.
Miss Naomi Hinton, who is in New York designing fashions for the Ladies' Home
Journal, intends to come to Albia the last of this month to assist in arranging for the
Fall Style Show.
Miss Sadie Lewis has accepted a position as Domestic Science teacher in Tuskegee
Institute. She is well fitted for the position and we are sure she will fill it creditably.
' Miss Susie Grifhn who is playing leads in "Filmland" will appear at the King The-
ater in "The Great Silence" Thursday and Friday nights. Don't miss it.
FOR SALE: 160 acres of fine Iowa land-Wm. Gray. "The Signs o' Times" re-
grets to announce that Mr. Gray is leaving Iowa.
Miss Beatrice Reddish is conducting a Ladies' Exchange in Moon's Grocery.
Mr. Percy Smith received today a Carnegie Medal for bravery in risking his life to
avert a wreck near Denver, Colorado. Mr. Smith also received a reward from the
Rock Island R. R. for his distinguished service.
The main social event of next week will be a reunion of the famous class of 1916.
Ten years out of High School have wrought many changes in the lives of these young
people. A few of them will find it impossible to return for this celebration, but those
who cannot be present in person have sent messages, assuring their old friends that they
have not forgotten the happy days spent in Albia High School.
Birednrg nf the Glass nf 1515
AvIs ANDERSON-Teacher, Derby, Iowa.
GENEVA ANDERSON-Student, Jackson-
RUTH ANDERSON-Student, Iowa State
EVE BEARDSLEY-TCaChCf, Randolph,
BLANCHE BURDAN--Teacher, Blakes-
GLADYS BARNWELL-Teacher, Lockman,
RUTH CREswELL-Student, Monmouth
EUGENE CAMPBELL, Albia, Iowa.
ELIZA CARR-Albia, Iowa.
LILLA CLARK-Rural Teacher, Albia,
MARY COMES-Albia, Iowa.
HANNAH CoADY-Albia, Iowa.
MERLE DALE-Albia, Iowa.
CLAUDE DESKIN-Albia Interurban Co.,
GLENN EwERs-Iowa City, Iowa.
EDYTHE ELEM-Teacher, Kensett, Iowa.
VINCENT FREw-Student, Creighton
ESTHER FREED-University Park, Iowa.
PEARL F oRsYTI-IE-Albia, Iowa.
VERNIE GAILEY-Avery, Iowa.
FRANCES GRIFFIN-Albia, Iowa.
BURNICE GRooMs-Student, Iowa Wes-
LOIS GRAY DAVENPORT-Leon, Iowa.
WELLER HoLBRooK-Student, Leander
KATHRYNE HINToN-Albia, Iowa.
BEATRICE LOEB-Drake University.
ELTON MILLER-Albia, Iowa.
BOYD MILLER-Stenographer, Des
JAMES MILLIGAN-Hiteman, Iowa.
BERYL MARTIN-Student, Drake Uni-
LOUISE MERCER-Albia, Iowa.
BRYAN MITCHELL-Stenographer, Des
CHRISTINE MooN-Teacher, Bussey,
MARGUERITE MUNSELL-Albia, Iowa.
DON MCVEY-Student, Drake Univer-
WARREN MOSER-NCWVS Office, Albia,
HAZEL MCCLURE-Telephone Co., Al-
RUIE NEIL-StUdCHt, Iowa State Uni-
RALPH NELSON-Rural Teacher, Albia,
ARTHUR OLLIVER-Student, Iowa Wes-
FLORENCE PORTER-Albia, Iowa.
IVYLE PHINNEY-Albia, Iowa.
CI-IAS. PALMER-TC3ChCf, Lockman,
EDNA PHILLIPS-Bookkeeper, Oskaloosa,
FRANK PARRY-Albia, Iowa.
EVA PETTIT-Albia, Iowa.
EDNA PARKER-Teacher, Bussey, Iowa.
RAY RoBINsoN-Marion, Iowa.
THEODORE RoIaERTs-Albia, Iowa.
EDNA STEWART-Rufal Teacher, Albia
LETA SPENCER-Rural Teacher, Albia,
MARIE SPENCER-Rural Teacher, Albia,
EMMA SMITH-Teacher, Buxton, Iowa.
GRACE SHAW-Albia, Iowa. '
N ELLIE WALSH-Albia, Iowa.
VELMA WILKIN-Albia, Iowa.
DAVID WATERMAN-Student, Ames,
HARRISON WATERMAN-Student, Ames,
HAZEL WAITE-Nurse, Ottumwa, Iowa.
WILSON WILKIN-Albia, Iowa.
Fourteen years ago, do you say? Some one must be trying to make a Rip Van
Winkle of me. It seems impossible that so many years have come and gone since the
immortal class of 1902 made its bow to the world. I for one do not feel so old. I feel
as gay and frolicsome as any young person who graduates this year. It is often said of
old people that they remember the happenings of fifty years ago better than those of
yesterday. Take my word for it, that is true of other people besides the aged. The
days I spent in the Albia High School are most vivid recollections.
In all honesty I must admit, however, that there are times when I do not feel so
young. One time I want to tell you about. It was when I visited the new High
School building in Albia. I walked through that commodious structure from cellar to
garretg I saw all its conveniences and comforts, its scientific apparatus and its up-to-the-
minute improvements and I reached up to stroke my long White beard, for surely the
high school I attended was a half century behind this one.
But did I sigh for the good old days? Not for the tiniest fraction of a minute.
Those were good old days but these are better. We had a good time-too good, no
doubt-and we learned a little, you have perhaps as good a time and learn three times
as much. Shall we stop the procession? No, let the procession move forward. Sin-
cerely do I hope that you of 1916 may look back in 1930 on even greater developments
in the schools than I have seen. That is possible too. We are not anywhere near the
end of the chapter. In fact no one knows how far away the ideal is. Meanwhile I
want to be ready for all that is best in our schools, because the best is none too good.
And so with everything else. There is nothing we need more than to go about our
business of living in just that spirit-expecting and working for the best. Each day
ought to be a better day than its yesterday. Everybody knows 'fThe Chambered
N autilus" by Oliver Wendell Holmes. In it there is a couplet that illustrates what I
want to say-
"Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast."
To know a little more today than I did yesterday, to find new sources of happiness and
discover hidden depths in the old ones, to live each day a wider, richer life-that is my
ideal. What is yours? F. R. ELDER, 'O2.
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E112 Pupils nf the 2-X. 1-1. S. gn in the Glitruz
On "May" the lst, 1916, the "Crowell,' circus came to the town of Albia, where
the Albia High School is located. As it was a half holiday the pupils of the A. H. S.
decided to go to the circus. About 1:00 o'clock they passed through town on their
"Long" "Wachs,' to the circus grounds. As they passed through town they stopped
at a "Booth" and bought some "Lamb,,' some "Brown" bread, some "Schneider's"
pork and beans and some "Graham" crackers for lunch. They also stopped the "Apple-
many' and bought some apples. The circus ground lay a mile west of town and they
had to cross a long "Trusselll' to reach it. They all stopped and watched the water
rushing underneath them and gathered the "Wild" flowers which grew along the
"Greene" bank. Among them were Sweet "Williams," "Ferns," and "Myrtle."
They soon had their arms full and they started on. As they passed through the "Wood"
they could hear the birds "Carroll" sweetly among the trees and they could distinguish
the notes of the 'fMartin" and the "Bob"-o-link above all the rest. ln a deeply wooded
"Glenn" they ran across a bed of "VVild" straw-"BerrCyjies" and filled their pockets
full. It had rained the day the before and the "Rhodes" through the "Wood" were
still muddy and as they were of "Clay" there were many large "Clauds" in the road.
One of the girls stepped on a "Sharp" stone and she said it felt like a hundred "Spears"
were running into her foot and it gave her great "Payne." They were a "Jolley"
bunch as they drew near the grounds and excitement seemed to prevail. They arrived
just in time to buy their tickets and get in to see the "Major" performance. First a
dainty creature as "White" and fair as a "Lily" came into the ring and did many daring
feats on horseack. She then spoke to the man in the ring and said, "Now 'Lamey' down
and the horse will step over me." After her performance Cwhich they all greatly ap-
plaudedj several cages of "Wild" beasts were wheeled into the ring and the beasts
were made to do many tricks such as counting "Dotts" or "Marks" and jumping over
a "Brackett." Next came a chariot race in which the pupils of old A. H. S. became
greately excited and gave vent to their excitement by saying Oh pf"Shaw"j and other
such phrases. '
All the while an orchestra made up of "Combs" had been playing and now a
"Young" "Porter" came out and sang a few songs, among them "Just a little 'Ray' of
sunlight" and "lN'Iy fairy 'Fay.' " The act which caused the most amusement was when
a clown came into the ring leading a donkey and said he would give anybody a "Tisue,'
paper "Rose" who could stick on the donkey two minutes. Several of the school boys
tried but without success. "Now," said the man, "if you are good and quiet he 'Nlafyj
Brfajyf " And he sure did.
They then left the big tent and came upon a smaller one in which they found a
"Shoemaker,' who made shoes to order and sold them for one "Bone" After looking
at all the side shows they ate their lunch and everybody declared they felt 'fFuller"
than ever before and as it was getting dusk they started for home. Soon they came
upon a "Stout', "lWiller'y who told them they were on the wrong road for home. At
this the girls became frightened but the boys were very "Gallant" and cheered them up
by saying, " 'VVilsoCoQn, be home." Soon they stumbled upon a bunch of "Keys
Cliiesy' which one of the boys had lost on the way to the circus and they then knew
they were on the "VVright" road for home. A little later a f'Gray,' mist seemed to
envelope them and they knew they were approaching the "Trussell." Crossing the
"Trussell" at night was a very dangerous thing and they were very careful but one of
the girls more bold than the rest started quickly across it and they had to "VVarner" of
the risk she was running.
They then arrived home without any "Moore" accidents and although they were
very tired they all concluded it was well "VVorth" their while to have gone.
By NELLIE GRAY.
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A woodpecker sat on a Freshman's head
And settled down to drill
He bored away for an hour and a half
And Finally broke his bill.
A woodpecker sat on a Sophomore's head
And settled down to work
He bored away for one long hour
Unsuccessful-he did not shirk.
A woodpecker sat on a Junior's head
And still he did not go
And he bored away for a half an hour
And an opening began to show.
A woodpecker sat on a Seni0r's head
And alas 'tis sad but true
He bored away for a minute there
And then-it went clear through.-Ex.
Ellie 1-Innur Fin
"Hello, everybody. How do you feel after the glorious victory of last night?"
Ruth Buchanan, from the open doorway, smilingly surveyed the happy faces of the
"VVell, I for one feel like a jolly little spread would be in order about now," said
Jane Andrews, in whose room the girls collected.
The Girls' Basketball Team was at its best this year and the college of Forton al-
ready had three games of the six to its favor.
The star player on the team was Ruth Buchanan. Ruth was very popular with the
girls and was always in the midst of their good times.
Tonight Jane's room was filled with merry chatter and light-hearted laughter as the
girls discussed the victory of the previous evening.
No one was more happy over this victory than Georgia Trinton. Georgia played
substitute in Ruth Buehanan's place but she was not popular with the girls and was
usually absent from their merry-makings.
As the girls were talking and eating Georgia stopped in to inquire about a book
Jane had borrowed the day before. A few of the girls spoke to her in a cold tone but
the majority ignored her entirely. She asked for the book and was told where it lay.
On the table lay a small pin. It was gold and a small "F" was the only decoration on
it. Only those students who had won the pins were entitled to them.
"Oh, jane, is this your 'F' pin? I haven't seen any of them yet."
"Yes," said jane. "I expect you'll get one next year if you keep on as well as you
have begun, Georgia."
Two weeks later the fourth game of the season was to be played, but in the mean-
time disaster had crossed the path of Forton. Ruth Buchanan was ill with the scarlet
fever and was moved to the infirmary so of course she could not play in the coming
The Coach put Georgia in Ruth's place and the game was begun.
It was the hardest game Georgia had ever played and the sarcastic remarks of the
girls made it seem all the harder for her. But at the end of the game Forton was vic-
torious again. Ruth did not recover immediately and the fifth game was also won
with Georgia as the right forward.
Georgia rejoiced at this new turn in affairs and decided to give a spread. The first
girl she invited declined and likewise the second. From the third invited guest Georgia
learned that she was suspected of taking Jane Andrews' "F" pin.
The night of'the sixth and last game finally arrived and the Coach against her will
put Ruth into the game. Ruth was badly in need of practice and the Coach thought
Georgia could fill the place better but the girls all favored Ruth. j
The game started and Smith, Forton's most dreaded rival, kept the score even
throughout the entire first half. In the second half Ruth saw that she was not playing
as well as Georgia played and begged that Georgia be put in her place.
The score was ten to ten at the beginning of the second half. The ball flew over
toward Georgia but her guard tossed it to the center, then to the opponent forward
and from thence to the basket. The score was ten to twelve. The ball was tossed up
and again came into Georgia's territory. She evened the score. The score was kept
even almost throughout the second half. The timekeeper raised the pistol and Georgia
snatched the ball from under the very hands of her opponent. But as she turned to
throw, her foot slipped and she fell. She was up in a minute and with her left hand she
whirled the ball over her shoulder and through the net. The game was won and
Forton College was jubilant.
The girls gathered around Ruth and sympathized with her for not getting to play in
the game while only a few of them spoke to Georgia. She could scarcely keep back the
tears. She had won the game for Forton and yet the girls blamed her for a theft she
had not committed. The hot tears came to her eyes as she went bravely on towards
the dormitory. On the steps someone put out a hand to stop her but she evaded it and
"Bliss Georgia, Oh Miss Georgia, does this bit of jewelry belong to you or perhaps
to someone you know ?"
Georgia turned toward the maid and in her hand she saw a small gold pin, engraved
with the letter UF."
"Where did you get this pin, Mary ?" Georgia's voice was cold and hard as she
took it from the maid's hand.
"My sister, who is very, very fond of jewelry, found it underneath a table in Miss
Jane's room. She hid it in her room and did not speak of it until this morning when
she learned what trouble she had brought you, Miss." Mary's tone was pleading.
By this time a large crowd of girls had gathered about Georgia and the maid, and
several meaning glances were interchanged by the different ones in the group. "I say,
Georgia," said one of the girls impulsively, "the whole crowd is coming over to my room
tonight. You'll come with us, won't you? Don't make us feel any smaller than we do
now by refusing. Do come, Georgia."
But it was Ruth Buchanan who filled Georgia's cup of happiness to overflowing.
She came dashing down the steps after the company and caught Georgia excitedly by the
arm. "Oh, Georgia Trinton! Georgia Trinton! Do you know what is going to
happen tomorrow at chapel? They're going to give them away to the Basketball girls,
and both you and I are entitled to one. What? VVhy, the AF' pins, of course. just
think, we will get to wear our college honor pin !"
To Georgia it all seemed too wonderful to be true, but she and Ruth soon were in
the midst of the group of girls who were strolling slowly over the campus singing their
famous college song:
"Here's to dear old Forton,
Drink her down.
Here's to dear old Forton,
Drink her down.
O, here's to Forton College,
lt's the place to get your knowledge,
Here's to dear old Forton,
Drink her down, down, down."
-e CHARLOTTE A.
flbmega Eiterarg Snrietg
BLANCHE L. OWEN
F LO ULLEIXT
The Boys' Debating Team was unfortunate in losing its coach this year just when
the work was fairly started. This necessitated a discontinuance of interscholastic de-
bating. The debate with Ottumwa ended in a two to one decision against Albia, who
upheld the affirmative. The question was "Resolved, That a minimum wage for un-
skilled labor should be established, constitutionality conceded."
The best work accomplished by this year's debating season was the development of
some surprisingly good debaters. Prominent among them were Homer Abegglen, Abe
Teitel and VVilbur VVhite. We expect to hear much of them next year under the able
leadership of the veteran, Robert Pennington.
ALBERTA MARY GILTNPIR
Never before since the Albia High School became a member of the lowa Declamatory
Association was so much interest taken in the Annual Home Declamatory Contest.
For nearly two months, over twenty contestants worked hard and faithfully, under
the direction of lliss Olive VVilliams, in preparation for this great annual event, and
when the night came never before was such an array of strong declamatory talent pre-
sented to an Albia audience.
Perhaps one thing which helped to stimulate the interest was the throwing open of
the three different classes. On account of the number of contestants, it was necessary
to hold several preliminary contests, in order to select the twelve best to compete in the
home contest. No one had a "walkaway" but every place was fiercely contested. gl.
Brown with the oratorical selection "The NVandering jew," was given first in his
class, Alverta Quarton, who gave "lX'Iandy's Organ," was awarded first place in the
humorous classy Alberta Giltner, for her splendid rendition of "Helene Thamrcf' won
first in the dramatic class and first over all. NVe were conhdent that in Alberta we
had a sure winner in the state contest, so we journeyed forth to Knoxville, to the Sub-
District Contest, confident of victory, but when the decision was given, Albia found
herself in second place. It was hard to lose, but then we were not the judges. How-
ever we were all proud of Alberta and realized that she had put forth her best efforts.
like Gllazsairal Glluh
The Classical Club is composed of members of the Virgil class. It was organized for
the purpose of promoting interest in the classics, to study and learn about the myths of
the ancients, to learn more of Roman customs and religious beliefs, and the effects of
Roman literature upon the literature of the present time.
At the meetings papers written upon these subjects are read and discussed. The
oflicers elected for the year are: President, lklartha Eschbachg Vice-President, Ham-
ilton lllabryg Second Vice-President, Ruth Beardsleyg Third Vice-President, Philip
lllillerg Secretary, Sadie Lewisg Treasurer, Harry Grantg Critic, Jay Browng Elictor,
The motto is: "Possum qui posse videnturf'
Bin Beutzrhe Gesaellzrhaft
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft ist die feinste Verbindung in der Ganzen VVelt. Sie
besteht aus achtzehn Gliedern, vier schiinen jungen llliinnern und vierzehn reizenden
Friiiulein, und diese Glieder sind die allerbesten, die allcrfreundlichsten und die aller-
kliigsten Studenten in der Hochschule. Sie kijnnen alles machen. Sie k6nnen spielen,
sie kiinnen singen, sie kiinnen lachen und tanzen, und wenn es Not tut, dann k6nnen
sie auch sogar arbeiten.
Die Gesellschaft versammelt sich gewijhmlich alle drei VVochen und dann wird viel
auf Deutsch gepaudert. Die Glieder erziihlen sich viel Interressantes iiber der
deutschen Vergangenheit und auch iiber der Gegenwort. Sie besprechen alle
Neuigkeiten und iiberlegen sich manches sehr genau und deutlich. lVIanchmals wird
gesungen und allerlei Spasz gehalten. Viele vornehme Leute wie Herr Merrick und
Herr Booth haben dieses Jahr die Gesllschaft besucht und haben sich sehr dariiber
Prifisidentin ..... ......... C GEORGE Woon
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Programm Komite: Lois HOBSON, MABEL EVANS, ANNA WACHS
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Girlz' 6122 Glluh
At the organization of the Girls' Glee Club under the leadership of Nliss Heiserman,
Helen Cramer was elected president. The membership of the club reached forty.
The club decided to give an operetta, "The Japanese Girl," to help pay for the new
grand piano. Their production of the operetta was very creditable.
A. BH. Sv. Bnuhle Quartntte
The Quartette for 1915 consisted of: Sopranos-Nellie VVa1sh, 1915, Ruth Brack-
ett. 19175 Altos-Avis Anderson, 19153 hlildred VVhite, 1916, Tenors-Vincent
Frew. 1915, Boyd lliller, 19155 Basses-Harrison VVate1'man, 19155 Byron Nlitchell,
The meet and contest were held in Knoxville Saturday, hlay 15, 1915, the evening
being devoted to the declamatory and music contest. The A. H. S. Quartette com-
peted with "The Vikings" by Sproecel, and were fortunate enough to carry off first
place. Indianola taking second.
This year the Quartette is made up of: Sopranos-Helen Cramer, 1916g Ruth
llrackett, 19173 Altos-hlildred VVhite, 1916, Edna Taunton, 19179 Tenors-
Homer Abegglen, 1918, Ray Darby, 19165 Basses-blames VVilson, 19175 Hamilton
lllahry. 1917. This year the Quartette is to compete with "The Storm Fiend" by
G. A. Veazie, at Oskaloosa on the Hfth of lNIay.
61112 matters nf the "A"
VERNIE GIBSON, '16
J. BROWN, '16
HERBERT NIERRICK, '16
MLTRL DOUGLASS, '16
HUGH GRAY, '16
BRYAN VAN CLEVE, '17
JESSE RECTOR, '17
ELMER WILLIAMS, '18
HARRY GRAY, '18
ARTHUR ADKISSON, '18
GLENN JONES, '18
PAUL TRUSSELL, '18
BRYAN DEVEREAUX, '18
DIEDRICH GENEVA, '19
VERNIE GIBSON, '16
BILL PABST, '16
WILL MORRISEY, '16
EDITH GRANT, '16
MILDRED WHITE, '16
OLIVE WRIGHT, '17
BRYAN VAN CLEVE, '17
HAMILTON MABRY, '17
JESSE RECTOR, '17
ELMER WILLIAMS, '18
DIEDRICH GENEVA, '19
RUTH WIGNALL, '17
MARY ANGELL, '17
ANNA GRAY, '17
ELMER WILLIAMS, '18
HERBERT MERRICK, '16
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CAPT. VERNIE GIBSON
Capt. Gibson never shirked his duty at
left end. He was the pep instiller of the
team, especially when everything was go-
ing against us. One could hear "Gib"
say: "Let's go, boys!" "Fight 'em!" He
will be greatly missed next year.
BRYAN VAN CLEVE
"Van" never quits, he is always ready
to hit the line. He has the "old fight" that
makes a player valuable to his team. He
was a consistent trainer. Best Wishes go
with him and his team next year.
Redys smashing the line in the Knox-
ville game showed that he would have
helped the team win more games than it
did if his knee had not gone bad. At that
he showed the grit of a bulldog. Red's
voice will be among the missing next year.
Little "Docy' showed what he could do
in the Knoxville game by running back
punts and using good headwork. He
showed that a small man can make just as
good a player as a large one providing the
small man has a little nerve and is not
afraid of work.
"Doug," though not a "grandstander,"
proved an awful annoyance to the visitors'
backfield when they tried to get thru our
line. He is an earnest worker and a
mighty good guard. This was "Doug's,'
first year, so F reshies take a lesson from
this, come out in your first year and see
what you are your last year.
"Perty" showed us that a head in the
line was as essential as a head in the back-
field. He followed the ball and never
failed to be in the way when the opposing
team came through any place in the line.
His large build and experience made him
valuable to the team. He is another man
who will not be with us next year.
"Pig" was a second-year man. He
played well in any position in which he
was placed. He probably would have
made right end had there been anybody
for his place in the backfield. He will be
with the team next year.
"Dev," our faithful tackle, was with us
again this year. He always made a hole
when he heard his signal called. His man
was generally rolling on the ground after
"Dev" had charged the line. On account
of ineligibility he did not get to play in
the last two games of the season. Here's
hoping he is with us again.
"Art" was late in coming out for foot-
ball and did not get into trim until nearly
the end of the season. Altho he had a
good man's place to fill, he filled "Dev's"
place very well. He is a hard worker and
his year's experience with his weight gave
him an advantage over the lighter candi-
dates that tried for tackle.
"Shorty" was another of our "small
but mighty men." He showed the big
Centerville end up on his home field by
outrunning him for two touchdowns after
receiving the ball from forward passes.
He is remembered by all his opponents as
fast on his feet and a sure tackler. He
will be with the team for a few years.
"Truss" was our pivot man this year.
Although he did not play every game on
account of ineligibility, he did splendid
work when he did play. Early in the sea-
son he received a "charley horse" which
gave him much trouble when "practicing"
or "tackling the dummy." He could be
depended upon to place the ball anywhere
it was wanted at the right time.
- Right Tackle
"C. F." played a good hard game when
he was compelled to and he sure did like
to crab with the end. He was like a stone
wall on defense and a snow plow on of-
fense. As he is only a second-year man
he should be a whirlwind next year.
"Crab" is another of the tardy mem-
bers of the squad. He didn't show up
until after the Knoxville game. I wonder
why? It took him a little while to get in
shape, but he soon played stellar football.
He could carry the ball and run inter-
ference as well as any man on the team.
This season taught "Peck" to never try
to chew gum and call signals at the same
time and expect his teammates to under-
stand him. He was a good open-field
runner and could be depended upon at all
times. "Peck" is only a Freshman. In
the future we hope to hear of the good
work he is doing.
Altho "Ham" was unable to play on
the gridiron, he led the rooters with
mighty yells which many times saved the
team from defeat. He was always ready
to make the chapel walls resound when
called upon to do so.
GEORGE S. WITTERS
Coach Witters came to us from Grin-
nell College with an endless number of
excellent plays. He gave these to the
team as fast as they could be absorbed.
"Coach" by his hard work and loyalty
was the cause of the success of the team.
He showed that he understood the game.
Everyone hopes that it will be possible to
secure the Grinnell star as football coach
FLOYD M. HUNTER
Coach Hunter, an East High star, was
Coach Witters' very able lieutenant. He
coached the line into a stone wall. He
was always ready to help and give advice
when it was needed. His clean, straight-
forward manner in dealing with his men
won him their loyal admiration and every
athlete considered it a distinct honor to
have been coached by Hunter.
lieuiew nf the Swann
On September 7th the call of the gridiron was given. It was answered by a squad
of about twenty-five youths aspiring for places on the team. They were divided into
two squadsg Mr. Witters took the end and backfield men and trained them to handle
the ball, and to catch punts and passes, while Mr. Hunter took the linemen and taught
them how to block and how to plunge the opponents' line.
All were shown how to body-block, guard, run interference, and a few more tactics
for use on the other fellow.
After about three weeks of strenuous work, the team journeyed via the "Burlington
Route" to Knoxville. They arrived there at about 10: 30 and walked over the city so
that they would have good appetites for dinner.
After dinner they were hauled in autos about two miles Cmore or lessj into the
country. Here the team met and defeated Knoxville H. S. for the first time in a num?
ber of years. The score was 20 to 0.
When they came home they were met by a large crowd which marched up the
center of the street and around the square. The crowd dispersed after about twenty
minutes of demonstrating their elation over the victory.
On the next Monday the team began to prepare for our old enemy, Chariton. Next
Friday morning beamed bright and everybody was happy. Chariton came down on No.
6 via C. B. 85 Q. At 3:00 p. m. the team met them on the City Park gridiron. After
a slow and crabby game, out team came off the field victorious with a score of 6 to 0.
In this game, I believe the team learned to never be asleep and to keep an eye on the
ball, because Chariton nearly made a touchdown by a fake time-out play. Our next
game was with Corydon. This was the game of all games that the whole school for
numerous reasons wanted to win. The Corydon team was the first to come on the
field, then the Albia team trotted on the field wearing the new red and blue sweaters
that the Booster girls had presented them.
The game started with Corydon receiving the ball from Brown's toe. From then
on until the end of the game it was a hard fight. The "farmer" boys were too stout
for Albia and carried home our team's scalp to the tune of 12 to 0.
The next Friday everybody came to school at 8 o'clock so that they might go with
the team to Centerville. The team went down on the l : 10 car and the rooters went
on the special. Again our team met defeat from a faster and heavier team. The
game was fast altho a good bit of time was lost in reading the rules on different plays.
Albia came back in the second half and made two touchdowns from forward passes,
but Centerville tightened up and let nothing more go over her goal. The score at the
end was 32 to 18.
The rooters did their part by instilling A'pep" into the team with words of encourage-
ment and school yells.
The team rested the next Saturday while the teachers were in Des Moines.
On November 18th Moulton came here. Theirs was a lighter team than ours. How-
ever, they made one touchdown on us. They really had more fight than our team.
If we judge by their playing, our fellows were over-confident.
They did play good football in the last quarter and ended the game with a score of
34 to 6 for Albia.
The end of the season was only nine days off and the team had two of its hardest
games to play.
After the Moulton game the most of the team realized that they must work to make
a showing with either team.
The next Saturday the team played at Oskaloosa. Bluey! Bluey! Nuff send! It
reminded the older members of the team of their game with Grinnell the year before.
My, my, how that Shoemake did hit our line! Our boys played a fine game but all to
no avail. Rector and Geneva carried the ball to the "Osky's" safety man once or twice
on end runs but the ball was soon lost on downs.
The game ended with a score of 46 to 0. The goose egg for us.
"Beat Centerville" was the battle cry everywhere after that.
On "Turkey Day" Centerville came from the south to repeat what they had done
earlier in the season. Everybody was excited. All weather prophets promised that we
would have good weather, but about noon the skies began to cloud, and by the time
the game was called a rather heavy shower was in progress, and at the end of the first
half it was coming down in torrents.
The game was called off because the coaches hadn't trained their teams to play water
polo and besides some of the boys couldn't swim.
It was a hard-fought game on both sides, our team playing to redeem themselves and
Centerville trying to repeat what they had done the previous year.
As neither team had made any points the score was called a tie, O to O.
As we review the season and note that we won 50 per cent of our games, we realize
the team has played better football this season than for several seasons past.
We sincerely hope that it may continue to improve and that Albia High School will
turn out a winning team next year. HERBERT MERRICK.
VERNIE GIBSON ....,,, .,,,, "Gib"
JESSE RECTOR .....,.,., ,,,,,,,,, ' 'Pig"
ELMER WILLIAMS ...... ...... ' 'Sh0rty"
WM. MORRISEY ....... ...,. ' 'Red"
WM. PABST ................ ..... ' 'Bill"
DIEDRICI-I GENEVA ,.,,,,.. ....,, ' 'Peck"
G. S. WITTERS ............................................ .... ' 'Coach"
"BRIEF OF THE CAST"
VERNIE GIBSON-Center '
"Gib" plays a star game at the pivot station. He leads in scoring and is good in
team work. After this season he will never be seen on the H. S. circuit although he
may be seen on some college circuit. Good luck to you, "Gib".
"Pig" plays two parts in this melodrama, sometimes he plays at guard and some-
times at forward. In either place he does his part well.
His basket shooting act is very good although not very spectacular. Last year's
troupe showed their appreciation of his work by electing him Captain for this year. As
he will be with the troupe another year we hope to see still better work.
NOTE-JuSt as we are going to press we are told Capt. Rector has been reelected
for next year. Good luck to you, "Pig",-EDITOR.
"Bill" played his part so as to bring credit to himself. His splendid work at guard
"saved the day" in several games. He will be greatly missed when the troupe starts on
its tour next season.
"Red" was never known to do much talking before or after a game. He let the
other fellows do that. He was the fastest and surest forward in the troupe. He could
nearly always be depended upon to make a basket when he had a half chance to do it.
"Red" will be missed more than any other man next year.
Don't tell us a small man can't play basketball, if you are of the opinion that they
can't just "blown yourself to a twenty-five cent ticket and watch "Shorty" Work the
floor next year. He is only a second year man and if he improves as much next year as
he has this year he will be a whirlwind.
Here is another of our Freshmen who made good the first year out. "Peck" didn't
get to play the whole season on account of ineligibility. But when he did play he did
good work. The chances for his opponent making baskets were very slim, when he
was on the job. He was very quick and did valuable work in carrying the ball to his
own goal. We hope to see "Peck" play a full season next year.
A Zkeuieur nf the Swann
The season opened January 14 in the A. H. S. Gymnasium by a two-act drama en-
titled "The Moravia-Albia Game." The final score was 39-27, Albia's favor. Vernie
Gibson, the star of the game, led in the scoring for the home team while Jepson, of
Moravia, made the high score for the visiting team.
The game was characterized by personal fouls, which necessarily made it a rather
rough game. But at that the boys showed that a real coach was training them.
The next place the Albia troupe played was in Knoxville.
On account of train connections the show was given as a matinee. As usual "Gibby"
was the matinee idol. He did most of the scoring. Rector also did good work in
"playing the floor," while Bill Pabst uirinkled his brow and received a couple of per-
sonal fouls because he "accidentally" ran into his man. It was a close game ending 21-I9
On the next Wednesday, January 26, we played with the Eddyville H. S. Here
the boys met their first defeat. Eddyville had the advantage of knowing the stage
fwhich was by the way no more than a box used to keep chickens in during the fallj.
Anyway our boys showed much improvement over the last game and made Eddyville
work for every point they registered.
Then on the following Friday the troupe was billed to play an engagement at home
with Corydon as the visitors. The Corydon boys played a fine game but were beaten
by a score of 23-10. Morrisey seemed to be the star at basket shooting in this game.
Who said, "Beat Centervillen? The team has asked me to inform next year's team
to be sure to wear football regalia instead of the clothes generally worn for basketball,
because they certainly will need them at Centerville. When the team returned from
the south on February 4 they looked as if they needed to be admitted to a hospital.
When the whistle blew for the end of the second half the score was against Albia.
After a three day rest, the troupe met Eddyville at Albia, February 9.
Eddyville came on the Hoor confident they were going to make another killing.
Albia had a different opinion on the subject, however. They were equally determined
to win. So it took forty minutes of good, hard playing to tell the tale. Albia was a
little slower than her opponents but they did better teamwork and were more sure of
making a basket when they got a chance.
Eddyville came back strong in the second act, but to no avail. They were outplayed.
The game ended with a score of 37-28 against Eddyville.
Then on Friday, February ll, the troupe journeyed down to F airfield, accompanied
by the team representing the fair sex of the A. H. S. Here the boys met their "Water-
Gibson didn't play the game he generally plays. Altho Rector did exceptionally good
work at forward and Peck did star work in playing the floor, Fairfield was too much
for the boys at at the end of the second act the score was 27-17 in favor of Fairfield.
Saturday, February 19, the Knoxville team played here on their way home from a
two-day trip. Gibson started the points rolling up by making a basket in the first
minute of play. Then Captain Neiswanger made the only basket made against Albia
in the first act.
Knoxville seemed to be lost on the floor. They did not know where the ball was
most of the time.
Altho Gibson played part of the first half and all of the second half with a sprained
ankle, he came out of the game with the brightest star, making the first ten points him-
self. At the end of the game the score was 39 to 8 Albia's favor.
The end of the season is growing near and only two more games to play.
The next game was at Corydon February 25. Everybody worked hard before this
game. Even Rector did a little extra work. All wanted to make the trip. I wonder
why? Sh-h, that's a secret. If you find out don't tell anyone. Anyway all the boys
wore their best "Sunday-go-to-meetin' " clothes and Bill Pabst added an extra white
collar to his kit. It hath been rumored that he and Will M. had dates.
That evening Albia met Corydon on the Y. M. C. A. floor and played "ring around
a rosy" or gave' an imitation of a Hllflaypole dance." At least that was the way it felt
to the boys when they were dodging around the iron pole in the center of the floor.
Everybody played a fine game. The teamwork was of "A" quality. Corydon played
better than they had a few weeks before, maybe it was on account of them being on
their home floor. The score was against Albia at the end of the first act. But "Coach"
Witters bunched his men in one corner where he could look them in the eye and spoke
a few magic words to them, which the spectators were not allowd to hear. But the
actions of the troupe the next act showed that "kind" words have their power. The
second half ended with a score of 34-32 in Albia's favor.
Last, but not least, comes the game with Centerville, our old enemy.
VVhen they landed they had trumpets blowing. All were confident of taking home
the "bacon." The Albia boys said nothing, but they were all equally sure that Center-
ville would have to work for every point they made.
The game started by the visitors making the first basket. Then Williams, for Albia,
made a basket. At the end of the first half the score was 15-14 in favor of Albia.
After ten minutes' rest the teams came on the Hoor once more.
The score seesawed back and forth until Miss Gillard designated that the game was
at an end by shooting off a .44 calibre cannon. The score, which was 31-30, was once
more in Albia's favor.
Williams and Gibson were the stars for Albia. Berry, the pivot man for the visitors,
starred for them. It was the fastest game played on the home floor during the whole
Now for the tournament. But alas! all our hopes vanish when Mr. F indley an-
nounces in chapel that because of several reasons fand one in particular, namely, that
the association is brokej, it will not be possible to send the team to Grinnell.
But the old saying is, "Where there's a will there's a way," and, as usual, the Bus-
iness Men's Association came to our rescue and played the part of the good Samaritan
to the poor crippled pocketbook that lay by the wayside.
Here, I would like to express the appreciation on the part of the H. S. athletes for
what the business men of Albia have done for them.
Now we'll go back to the tournament and see how the boys are doing. Well, welll
We drew our old friend Centerville! This time tells the tale, for each team has de-
feated the other once.
Ah! Up goes the curtain! The ball is in play. Centerville has made a basket, then
Morrisey made a basket.
lt was a dandy game, altho Gibson was somewhat outplayed by the long, lanky Berry
of Centerville, who played opposite him and made more points for Centerville than all
the other players together.
Wait till next year, maybe they'll not find another "dark horse" as good as Berry."
The game ended the season and this also ends my story.
Girlz' Bazkethall Gram
Olive was captain of the team and
played left forward. Her long reach and
ability to cover the ground combined with
her knowledge of the game to make her a
most aggressive player. We are counting
on her for next year.
Edith was the first "man at the ball"
and generally got the tip-off. She always
knew where the ball was and kept it
going in the direction of our basket. In
the Chariton game their forwards didn't
even get to see the ball. Her laugh and
pep will be missed next year.
M ILDRED WH ITE
Mildred was right forward. With her
speedy shifts, she played loose around her
teammate, Olive. She had an accurate eye
for the basket and threw most of our
fouls. We shall miss her next year.
Illary, our midget guard, comes from
Avery. She seemed to know from instinct
just when and where her forward was
nioving. Then she clung with a bulldog
tenacity. She did her best work against
the famous "Jerry" from Ottumwa. She
has another year of service.
RUTH WIGNALL I
Avery furnished us another player, our
side-center. Ruth was "Johnny-on-the
spot" throughout the game. She kept her
opponent guessing just what she was going
to do next. Even when she was stepped
on she came up smiling. We hope that
she will not be a transient next year.
On account of sickness, Anna was late
in beginning the season. However, her
infirmities of the flesh didn't affect her
spirit and she made good. She was the
guard who picked the high balls and broke
up plays for the other folk. Her best
games were Ottumwa and Corydon. She
will be with us another year.
The year 1915-1916 marked the beginning of a new phase of girls' athletics. For
the first time in the recent history of A. H. S. the "powers that be" gave their consent
for the girls to play out-of-town basketball games. Accordingly a number of inter-
scholastic games were scheduled.
Intense interest was manifested by the girls and a large number resolved to try for
the team. The first games of importance were the interclass series. The Seniors de-
feated the Sophomore and Freshman teams, and the Juniors did likewise. The final
game for the championship was played by the Senior' and Juniors and was won by the
juniors with a score of twelve to fourteen. At the close of the season the losing teams
celebrated in honor of the victors.
The prospect for a winning school team was, at the beginning, not very encouraging.
Lack of experience and self-confidence were not conducive to good teamwork. How-
ever, with the rather unpromising material, Miss Stewart's coaching worked wonders.
By the end of the season the girls' team had developed from a loosely organized group
into a compact, well-trained team.
Olive Wright made an efficient and popular captain. The squad, in turn, loyally
supported her in practice and in "pep" 5 and it was not without real effort on their part
that the following formed the team: Edith Grant, center 3 Ruth Wignall, side centerg
Mildred White, right forward, Olive Wright, left forward, Anna Gray, right guard 5
Mary Angell, left guard, Mary Sharp, Nellie Burdan, Martha Eschbach and Ruth
Commencement will take two from the team, but to fill the vacancies are those
faithful folk whose names are Hunhonored and unsung" but who were always at prac-
tice to work out on the first team. With the material that we have and the experience
of this year we are hoping for a more successful season next year.
january 21 Albia Ottumwa Albia
February ll Fairfield Fairfield Albia
February 25 Ottumwa Ottumwa Albia
March 17, Albia Chariton Albia
March 25 Albia Corydon Albia
Zieuiew the llnier-flllwasa Basketball Series
A few days after Thanksgiving Mr. Findley decided that the boys should play their
The Seniors and Sophomores were picked to have the first battle. So after school
on December 9, the boys assembled in the Gymnasium prepared to meet their fate.
As Mr. Witters had the use of the referee's whistle, the boys were sure of a square
The special feature of the game was the roughness of Brown of the Senior team and
Gray of the Sophomore, which was due to the new rules and the lack of practice.
The Sophomores won 33 to 13. While the Seniors and Sophomores were resting,
the Hrst half of the junior and Freshman game was played. But as in the other games
the lack of knowledge of the new rules was the only special feature. The game ended
in favor of the Freshmen, 24 to 17.
The lower classmen had a playing average of l.000, while the upper classmen had
After a few days' rest the Seniors played the Freshmen. Seniors- had improved since
the last game, altho Merrick only played about ten minutes. He seemed to forget that
he was on a gymnasium floor and not on the gridiron. Fouts starred for the Freshmen
while Morrisey made the most points for the Seniors. The final score showed the
Seniors the winners, 27 to 12.
As before, the Juniors and Sophomores played their first half while the Seniors and
Freshmen were resting. Mtxch rivalry was shown between the two classes on the side-
lines as well as on the floor. The girls had paid the small tax of a jitney imposed by
llflr. Findley, so they proceeded to root for their respective classes.
"Little" Nellie Gray led the yells for the Sophomores. With a little practice she
may be able to land the yell-leading job for A. H. S.
The boys in all four teams showed a great deal of improvement over the last games.
The score of the Junior and Sophomore game was 37 to 13 in favor of Sophomores.
On the sixteenth the boys were called together to finish the series. The Juniors for-
feited to the Seniors, which gave the Seniors second place in the series. The Soph-
omores proved themselves unbeatable by defeating the Freshmen 34 to 8.
This game ended the series, which left the teams ranked in the following order:
Sophomores ............................................ 1.000
Seniors ...... .... . 667
Freshmen ..... ..,. . 333
Juniors ...... .... . 000
Zilrark nf 1515
There did not seem to be much "pep" for track last spring. The fellows would
rather sit around in the library "studying" than to get out and train.
Those who came out did their best to make a good team under the leadership of
"Coach" Ulich. But there was no competition and Without this any activity will die.
We had Martin, Van Cleve, Merrick, Mabry and Whimpey from the year before,
and lived in hope that some of the other fellows would "jar" loose and come out.
Some did and did well. E. Williams developed into a fast little 100-yard man while
Adkisson worked on the weights.
Nlay the sixth, Mr. Ulich took a team composed of Martin, Van Cleve, Merrick and
Mabry to the Drake Relays. Altho they didn't win any medals they learned a good
deal from the older runners.
The team then went to Eddyville where nearly all who entered either won a first or
a second. Our next meet was the High School Conferenc Meet at Knoxville, where
We were entered against some fast men. Van Cleve won the bronze medal in the 100-
yard dash while Whimpey won the bronze medal in the mile while the relay teams won
second in each of their events.
We were invited to Fairfield, Iowa City and Simpson, but did not attend because of
This year the outlook is much better. The boys began to train early and there seems
to be some "pep." The boys hope to make a better showing at the Drake Relays.
We have more men out, which will make all work harder. We lose only Martin
from last year's team and we have a number of underclassmen taking an interest in
the work. Taking everything into consideration, we believe that the track team will be
heard from this spring.
Hurrah! ! School opens. Raincoats and rubbers late fall styles.
More rain! ! New members of the faculty can't say Albia is showing them a dry
The Freshmen are given a strenuous initiation into H. S.
Football team see what they can do in the way of practice.
There was a photo -found on Witters' desk. Riddle: Who is she?
Seniors start the ball rolling by organizing. Same old trusties elected.
The Inspector calls on us. I wonder-did we pass muster?
Chapel called. Mr. Findley insists on those inevitable announcements.
Glee Club girls decide to do things. They organize.
Seniors have a party. Hay rack rides are splendid frolics. lllembers of the
faculty develop bad cases.
juniors have a class meetingg everything satisfactory.
Mr. Epperson comes back to us. The Girls' Booster Club gives the football fel-
lows a lift by a little begging. Pep meeting brings up the close of the day.
What d'you know about Albia winning her first game from Knoxville?
Lo, it is a certainty! ! The girls can play interscholastic basketball.
Sophs have a meeting to go thru the formalities of an election.
First meeting of Glee Club.
423 years ago Columbus discovered America. Good for Columbus.
Football game with Chariton. Well! well! well! We beat them all to Well!
Bill Booth seen with a can of pears. Where did he get 'em?
"Weeping and wailing and gnashing of teethf! The cards are out. We passed.
We should worry.
Alta Woodcock finds out that if you tip back too far on your chair,-why, gravity
will have its own way.
School starts at eight this morning. Ho hum, l'm sleepy. Centerville game is the
cause of these unearthly hours.
Senior girls try ancient method of ostracism.
Ki Yi's have a party. Uninvited callers.
Miss Williams discovers a pony. We must learn to avoid the luxury that becomes
Oh! That Corydon game! Too bad, Albia.
Faculty go to Des Moines to attend school. Good enough for 'em.
If the average Sophomore knew as much as he thinks he knows there would be a
smaller market for encyclopedias.
Girls begin their gym work. Miss Stewart says making business of exercise is just
about as joyful as making love by mathematics.
Moulton and Albia play football. Good game. Albia wins.
First of girls' inter-class series. Seniors and Juniors the lucky ones. Annual Staff
Miss Lamey dolls up. Mr. Witters drops in. Was it an accident?
Another of those class games. Seniors and Juniors win again. Good work.
Rain! Rain! Rain!
Oskie wet blankets us on a foreign Held. What's the matter, Albia?
Breathe lightly, people, for this is the last one of the girls' basketball series.
Seniors defeated. How the time did fly!
Pep meeting. Lorrin F outs shows marked ability as fullback.
Thanksgiving vacation. lt's just too good to be true. Centerville and Albia
play the last game of the season. What d'you think, it rained.
Chapel. "A's" are given away in payment for which each fellow gave us a spiel.
Some of the speecks rivaled those of Aristotle.
Declamatory Contest and debates announced.
Oh you Junior class play! We'll have to give it to them, it sure was good.
Boys play the first game of their basketball series tonight.
Music girls take their exams.
Girls basketball captain is elected. Congratulation Olive.
Declamatory contest is a go. They had a meeting tonight.
Marcia in history: "New York was, is and always will be the largest city in the
Union." Mabel P. just you wait till Albia gets started.
The girls B. B. team played Avery tonight. Too bad but we made awful good
Did you notice that crack in the walk-well thats where Miss Graham fell.
Some of the Seniors try their skates.
Strange man seen talking to Miss Stewart. Who is he?
Prof. Findley trys to give different tones to the tuning fork, he hits it on the table,
"Now note the metallic sound." Then he hits it on his hand, "Now note the
clearness when struck on something soft," Why J. Scott we didn't think it of
Yes, sir, today is Mr. Steven's wedding day. Wouldn't we like to see her, tho?
The German classes give us a programme. Merry Xmas we're off for a good
Mr. Findley: What is Perpetual Motion? Helen Qin a whisper! Wm. Booth
writing notes to Mildred in history.
Jack Holsclaw comes to class with a raised umbrella. It was so cold.
Junior in chemistry lab.: "Boys, what became of my measuring tube? Grad-
ated I guess you call it."-Senior: 'KI 'spose its graduated and left."
Chapel. My how we adore them.
Exams. Oh that midnight oil!!! Some of the girls give an Opera party.
Declamatory contest. Why people, you did fine. But the lot fell on Alberta.
Senior girls give a spread.
Normal training exams!!!
Cards. I wonder if the war has anything to do with the high grades we all get.
Juniors have a party. My! we hope they have a good time.
Great doings, a debate and two basketball games. The boys rehearse before
Yes, they're going to give another play. They're practicing like mad now. '
Mr. Wilsey gives good advice. Pocket some.
The boys find out what it is to play hookey. The result was a party in Findley's
ofiice. Entertainment furnished free. Harry Gray gets practice throwing baskets.
Ottumwa and Albia girls meet in basketball. We lose.
Girls' Glee Club make its appearance in the Japanese Operetta.
Meeting of the staff.
Booster girls entertain Corydon after the basketball game.
Soph. girls have a Leap Year party. Haven't those youngsters got their nerve?
The Juniors and Seniors profit by the example and decide to go bobbing too!
We have chapel-Why do we sing those patriotic songs? It must be Lincoln's
birthday. There are some things in life to be thankful for. '
Both basketball teams go to Fairfield. They had a lot of fun even if they didn't
bring home victory.
Seniors have a class party at Douglass-'. Yes, and Murl, we'll come again if
you ask us.
Juniors practice. Ham: 'fMiss Williams mayn't Ruth and I practice again?"
Miss Lamey: "Why doesn't this class look up the articles I tell them to in the
Oliicial register ?"-Wm Booth: "Cause the hobos have them all out copying
Miss Lamey has a date.
Miss Lamey has another date.
22 Blanche L. Owens faints in agriculture class, Bill Pabst rubs her hands eHusively.
Whether he quit when she came to or not no one knows.
24 "Charley's Aunt" pulled off in grand style. Applause from the balcony.
25 The basketball girls go to Ottumwa to play. 'Twasn't so bad. Albia's awful
good, but Ottumwa's better.
2 Centerville and Albia play a game of basketball, and what do you know, Albia
6 Miss Williams: "Dates all repeat themselves in 28 years."
Diedrich: "Well, some of us have some pleasant evenings to look forward to in
our old age don't we ?"
7 Herbert has his class ring cut down. I wonder why.
8 Mr. Findley in physics: "I see several students who are not here today."
9 Pep meeting, in preparation for Grinnell Tournament.
10 They go, at last they go.
11 Ah, me, they return by rail.
142 This morning Edna Taunton was heard to say: "My, Oh! It took Carl and me
I, an hour to walk out to our house last night from the show."
15 Albia and Chariton have a game and true to their word, the girls win.
17 Test in Grammar. Let us pray for each others imagination.
20 And if the girls didn't win the game with Corydon!!
22Tarkio Glee Club here tonight-quite an ad for the college.
25 Two Juniors overheard in the hall. He: "May I have one word with you ?"
-She: "Just one."-He: "Date,"
26 Last day of grace. Civics examinations in the morning. '
27 Herbert: "J, what makes your nose so red ?"-J: "I suppose its glowing with
pride because it keeps out of other people's business."
29 Chapel-and we're oil for a good time. Vacation!!
13 Doctor Throckmorton lectures on "F1ies."
"So we'll have to keep on swatting flies
From morning until dark,
'Cause Noah didn't swat those two
That roosted in the ark."
16 A track meet at the park. Oh! how those fellows worked! Faculty, 445 Seniors
and Sophomores, 263 Juniors and Freshmen, 23.
22 Chapel. Rev. Goff gave us a talk,-one worth remembering, believe me.
P. M. Chapel again. We're going to have a May Party. Wonder who'1l be
Class play cast selected. There sure are some nervous people around here.
Leona Williams chosen May Queen.
Track. team at the Tri-State lVIeet at Fairfield.
Orton Bros. Circus. Oh! for a holiday! The parade was good. Did you see
Hero, the biggest beast in the world?
Hunter has a date.
Hunter has a date.
Alberta Giltner goes to the Declamatory Contest at Tarkio. Miss Stewart goes
May festival at the City Park.
Track Meet at Oskaloosa.
Also the Double Quartet.
Murl Douglass gets a date for the junior-Senior Banquet.
Theo Morris gets a date for the junior-Senior Banquet.
Some of the girls are nervous.
Blanche L. Owen gets a date.
"What color is your dress ?,'
Richey does a big business. junior and Senior boys buy white neck-ties and get
their suits pressed. jim lVIacros shines shoes.
The morning after the night before.
More of them.
Normal training students take exams at the Court House.
Budding teachers take exams at the Court House.
Embryonic pedagogs take exams at the Court House.
Baccalaureate service. Rev. White preaches.
Senior Class Play.
"The American Citizen."
We get our paper sheep-skins.
We get our report cards.
We get out.
SPELLS IT EVERY TIME
Monday-F-elt too tired to study.
Tuesday-L-ost my lesson on the way.
Wednesday-U-sed all my paper.
Thursday-N-0 I really couldn't say.
Friday--K-new it once but have forgotten.
RECIPE FOR FLUNKS
Take one pound of bluff, stir in excuses, add a party
Moonlight Strolls. Serve hot at the end of the Semester.
or two, an
NEEDS NO EXPLANATION
A small rubber band.
UTO the Office."
Result: Two Freshies canned.
SELECTED CTHERE'S A MORAL!
Chew! Chew! Chew!
On thy gum, behind your book
And I would that a Mirror could show you
The way your faces look.
Oh well for the lovers of gum,
That they're blessed with tireless jaws 3
Oh well for the looks of our school,
That we have some restrictive laws.
So a ceaseless trade goes on
And our orders they continue to fill,
But oh for a glimpse of a face in repose
Or the sight of a jaw that is still.
Chew! Chew! Chew!
Till your muscles are tired and sore
But the tender grace of a rosebud mouth
Will be yours, oh nevermore.
d flavor well with
Chapel bells, Chapel bells,
Calling us down wardg
Oh what a rush they made
Foolish Three Hundred.
Forward the Seniors led
Take the front seat they said
Into the Chapel room
Rushed that Three Hundred.
Forward did Findley stride
Silence! The Tyrant cried
Chapel no more shall be
With noise continually
Their's not to set and sigh
Through the announcements d
Sat that Three Hundred.
When the last songs were sung
And the last gongs were rung,
Out from that Chapel room
Surged that Three Hundred.
Some to their classrooms went
Some on their studies bent
Urged on by Hunkers unnumbered
After their cards they went
Leary Three Hundred.
All things come to those who wait
But here's a rule that's slicker
The man who goes for what he wants
Will get it all the quicker.
Miss Wiliams: "That reporter keeps looking at my nose."
D: "Well, he's supposed to keep an eye on everything that turns up."
Question in Physics: How much inertia would Mexico have if they ha
lution every month?
Miss Lamey, Cexasperatedj : "Harry, why don't you speak louder ?"
Harry Green: "A soft answer turneth away wrath.
ve one Revo-
Com. Geog.: Are you Hungary?
Then let me Fiji. g
Screech Editor: CTO freshmanj "I see you smiling at our jokes."
Freshie: "Yes, I always smile when I meet my old friends."
Mr. Findley: "Did the sealing wax have more or less electricity after charging the
Osa: "It did not."
CHINESE DEFINITION FOR TEACHER
All day teachie
Night look over papers
No one kissee
No one huggie
Poor old madie
No one lovie.
Miss Schneider: Cin Economicsj "What is consumption ?"
J. Brown: "A bad cold."
Mary C.: QThe first day of Schoolj. Say can you please tell me whether I'm up
stairs or down stairs.
Miss Lamey: f'Edith explain the steps in obtaining a patent."
Dutch: "First you have to invent something-"
Miss Williams: What case would 'Caesari' be in ?"
Blanche: "Egg case.',
LEAVES FROM PERTY'S DATE BOOK
16 Date with Jane.
18 Date in P. M. jane in good humor. .
19 She's not at school. Wonder if she's sick?
22 Worked today. Wish I could have a date.
23 Sun. Took pictures.
24 Saw her at the show. Sorry that she cut her finger.
25 Date tonight. Can't say that I enjoyed myself.
26 Oh goody! She's leading lady in the class play.
I can recollect when :-
We were in the old building.
We sat four in a seat.
We got lost in crooks and nooks.
School let out at 2:45 P. M.
Prof. Parker chewed gum in class.
Mr. Willett fell off the rostrum.
VV: had our Freshman reception.
Jack Massey made an inaugural address after his election as football captain
We had a real tennis club. Q
The 1914 girls painted the smoke stack.
HOW WOULD THEY LOOK?
Bill Pabst with a stiff collar?
Murl Douglass with a date?
Mr. Kies in a track suit? ,
Mary Wilkin when she isn't laughing?
Roy Patterson with an HA."
Ruth Beardsley without her lesson?
A spot where Jay Brown's name is missing?
Marcia Smith on time?
Harry Gray working?
Lorrin Fouts at prayer meeting?
Bill Booth in long trousers?
Herbert: "Does every pronoun have a case ?"
Miss Elmer: "Yes, certainly."
Herbert: "Do 'you' and 'I'?"
Mr. Stevens on his honey-moon trip stopped at a hotel and ordered rooms
Mr. Stevens: "I want rooms for my wife and myself."
Clerk: "Suite ?"
Mr. S.: "Sure, she's sweet."
AURORA BOREALIS CLUB
Club Flower-Night Blooming Cereus
JAMES WILSON, Headlight
JAY BROWN, Taillight
GRACE FLEMING, Arc light
"How dear to my heart is the thing they call Latin
When fond recitations present it to view.
The clauses, the phrases, all dressed in their satin,
And every loved ending that makes us feel blueg
The high-sounding doo-dads and outlandish diet,
The slave with a spear and the Roman who fell,
The verbal genendive, the noun crouching nigh it,
Are hidden in Latin which I love so well.
That time-honored Latin,
That iron-bound Latin,
That moss-covered Latin,
Which hangs on so well.
" Glfltat ilteminhz Bile"
MAEEL PI-IAR1s ,..A... ....... R eminds
BEATRICE REDDISH ...,. ....... R eminds
MYRTLE SMITH ..,.. ....... R eminds
PERCY SMITH ...... ....... R Cminds
MARCIA SMITH ..... ------- R Cminds
MARY SHARP ...... ------- R eminds
BLANCHE SPEARS .,...., ------- R Cminds
LEONA WILLIAMS ..... ....... R eminds
MILDRED WHITE ....,,. .....,. R eminds
GEORGE WOOD ....... ....... R eminds
MILDRED Wooo ..... ..,,... R eminds
MARIAN SHOEMAKER ..... ....... R eminds
ISABELLE GRAHAM .... .. ....... Reminds
EDYTH AIJEY ....., ....... R eminds
WILLIAM BOOTH ....... ....... R eminds
j. BROWN ...... ....... R eminds
OPAL CARTER ...... .,..... R eminds
CLAY CI-IIDISTER ....... ....... R eminds
OSA CoULsoN ...... ....... R eminds
HELEN CRAMER .....
BLAINE MILLER .....
RAY DARBY .....
FAYE DIETRICH .....
MURL DOUGLASS ....... ....... R eminds
Herself of a famous artist,
us of a cartoonist for "judge".
Herself of a shark,
us of a grind.
Herself of lessons to be prepared,
us of a good-hearted aid to flunkers.
Himself of Booker T. Washington,
us of Geo. H. Woodson.
Herself of a naughty truant,
us of a human Declaration of Independence.
Herself of a suppressed genius,
us of Mrs. Pankhurst.
Herself of the Class of 1914,
us of a mighty sweet girl.
Herself of the underclassmen,
us-f'Your cheeks are pink, your eyes are blue,
Sugar is sweet and-"
Herself of herself,
us of a good student.
Himself of a great debater,
us of "Daddylonglegsl'.
Herself of a Domestic Science teacher,
us-we withhold our judgment-ask Ray.
Herself of a famous elocutionist,
us of her hearty "Ha, Ha".
Herself of a writer of renown,
us of an A student.
Herself of a stenographer,
us of an advertisement for anti-fat.
Himself of a man who is leading a wild life,
us of f'Some" Comedian. '
Himself of Socrates,
us of sunrise, rosy dawn, etc.
Herself of a good cook,
us of one wedded to her art.
Himself of a minister,
us of a very naughty "flirt".
Herself of a farmer's wife,
us of one who never wastes her time.
Herself of a social butterfly,
us of her bewitching dimples.
Himself of a ladies' man,
us of a geneleman of leisure.
Himself of M. L. W.,
us of one of those fellows with surplus pep.
Herself of what a nice place the World is anyway,
us of how much better the world is for having her in it.
Himself of an eloquent man,
us of one who says little and thinks much.
CLAUDE EWERS ......
VIVA FREED .....
MAEEL EvANs ........
HAZEL FULLER . .... .
VERN GIBSON ......
SUSIE GRIFFIN ........
WM. GRAY .....
HUGI-I GRAY ........
EDITI-I GRA NT ........
CARL HICKENLOOPER ................ Reminds
LOIS HoBsoN ......
SADIE LEWIS ............
HERBERT MERRICK .......
WILL MoRRIsEv .......
THEO MORRIS ....
BILL PABST .......
Miss Elmer: "Bill,
Himself of a prosperous merchant,
us of one who minds his own business.
Herself of a German teacher,
us of a typical Swede.
Herself of others,
us of one with a guaranteed disposition.
Herself of a missionary,
us of a great sweet silence.
Himself of a football coach,
us of styles in hair combing.
Herself of her looking glass,
us of a Victor Talking Machine.
Himself of a good philosopher,
us of a prosperous farmer.
Himself of a man of affairs,
us of a pretty good bluffer.
Herself of a heart smasher,
us of one who takes life as a joke.
Himself of a speed demon,
us of a "Fully Equipped Chauffeur", eve
Herself of a school ma'am,
us of her golden tresses.
us of duty well done.
Himself of a man of dignified mien an
us of the boy with the "glad grin".
Himself of a speedy "Forward",
us of his true worth.
Himself of an Iowa farm,
us of a true son of Ichabod.
Himself of a poet laureate,
us of "Mamma's Angel Child".
At three o'clock Miss Schneider fair,
Saw nothing there amiss,
Both Mildred and Ray in distant chairs
Sat far apart like this.
At four o'clock Miss Schneider left,
And then,-Ye gods! what bliss!
Those dear ones sat till half past five,
parse 'Nothing' in the sixteenth sentence."
Bill: "I can't parse nothing."
n to the girl.
d haughty com-
ROMEO AND JULIET
Scene-Around most any locker.
Time-Most any day in the school year.
Juliet --------------............................................ A High School Girl
ROIIICO .....-.................................................... A High School Boy
Romeo fleaning on locker doorj-Fair Juliet, the master clock hath struck the hour
of one and soon a faculty will appear. Meet me here when the clock strikes three.
Juliet-I cannot, my Romeo, for my wicked teacher wilt detain me and watch me
until a late hour.
Romeo-Oh, wherefore Wert teachers made? Canst I not then Walk home with thee?
Juliet-Thou canst not.
Romeo-Ah. The teacher comes. I must away. But tell me, fair one, canst I meet
thee when the village clock strikes the hour of seven? This day my father gave me
four jitneys and I desire to spend them all on thee. Wilt thou accompany me to
the movie show?
Juliet-I will, kind Romeo. Thou shalt meet me. Hark the bell which summons me
to classes. Farewell.
Romeo-Farewell. Parting is such sweet sorrow I could say farewell until it be
Enter teacher. Exit Romeo and Juliet.
William Booth-Well, I've had eight months' vacation, I guess I'll study a bit.
AT PLAY PRACTICE
Miss Williams--On that word "auntie" go over to Cruger.
George-Oh auntie comes over here.
Miss W.-Yes, auntie over.
Mildred-Do I have to say "kiss me" to George?
SERVED 'EM RIGHT
Ham: A bunch of us guys got in a scrap with a cop out on N. Main street last
A girl: You did? What were you doing?
Ham Qin an injured tonej: Weren't doing nothing but singing.
A Sophomore ftranslating Caesarj: The River could be crossed in several places
by a Ford.
Founded-Garden of Eden, B. C.
Motto-"United we stand, divided we go to Reno."
GEORGE S. WITTERS
FLOYD M. HUNTER
MR. AND MRS. H. D. KIES
MR. AND MRS. C. C. STEVENS.
MR. AND MRS. FRED SYLVESTER
Paulme Chenoweth in Agriculture--"I'd like a Percheron because it is stylish."
Club Badge-Baby Ribbon
F. M. HUNTER
Qlllass of 1916
We are glad with you for the successful
culmination you have made of your High
In this season with its abundant object les-
sons of needs for Hpreparednessn it is especial-
ly gratifying to us to see the splendid company
of prepared young people going out from
good old Albia High.
Whether you are privileged to go on to still
better and greater degree of preparedness edu-
cationally, or go direct into life's battles just
as you are, We are confident thatyou have re-
ceived preparations that Will fit you for useful
and happy careers.
Coincident with talks on Upreparednessi' it is fitting to
say to the young lady members of the class that to be "best
possibly" prepared for the little conquests that may deter-
mine future careers, they will do well to look through the
splendid lines of Ready-to-Wear of all kinds, lVIillinery,
Dry Goods and all accessories, with which we are prepared
at all times. To the fellows we say simply that when
conquests referred to are accomplished facts, we can be of
genuine service to you in our big rug and drapery section.
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NANNIE MABRY, President ROY T. ALFORD C h
HERMAN SNOW, Vice Pres d THOMAS HICKENLOOPER A C h
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The Oldest Bank in the Country Good Service
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If journalistic English were correlated ANOTHER AWFUL ACCIDENT
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' .AVVFUL CATASTROPHE
Perpendicular Falls Headlong on a Point. VVAR NEWS
Line at C Said to be Completely Bisected.
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Olhcers of Lme Nlake Statement.
Angle Is Cut in Two by Bisector
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STARTLING DISCQVERY Two Lines Intersect
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Proportional Found by Little
Knoyyrn Explorer Acute Angled Triangles Spread Over
Euclid the Brave Discoverer BI-3Ckb0a1'd
FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT DAYLIGHT HQLDUP
Bisector Falls on Leg of Triangle Center Angle Intercepts Arc
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When it C5522 the Real
Rich Designs in l9l 6
Styles We are
We have them here-the
latest, the best, the most strik-
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in a Class by Ourselves
Can we Serve You? We serve
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Miss G. fin Business Englishj : There is too much repetition of an expression in this
Ruth B.: I know, I said I feel, in too many places.
IVIr. Kies fin Psychologyj: "Now just because a horse is a quadrilateral"-an
he wondered why they all laughed.
Alfred fin Physicsj "Don't sliding trombones have a little cap in the end to open
and thus Change the tone ?"
IX'Ir. Findley: "No that's to let the water out."
Bright One: "I clidn't know they were run by water power.,
IN'Iiss Lamey: William, you ought to have your voice cultivated.
VVm. Booth: What do you mean cultivated, ploughed or harrowed?
lN'Iiss Lamey: No, dear knows itls rough enough as it isl
The Staff photographer has been trying to get some pictures of Students at work
and play-no one working.
hese Young People
Rece1ved The1r Trammg for a Successful Bus1ness Career
IOWA SLCCESS SCHOOL
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THE IOWA SLCCESS SCHOOL, Ottumwa, Iowa
open today and you have an opportumty to commence your
preparatlon for a successful career as a hlgh class Stenogra
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States C1Vll Servlce Efcamrnatxon or to secure a posmon as
These four fields Stenography Accountlng C1v1l Ser
VICC Court and General Reportlng offer not only the best
salarles but the best opportun1t1es for great advancement to
the young man or woman today The preparatlon IS not hard
The necessary tra1n1ng IS mterestrng
WHY NOT DECIDE TO ENTER THE IOWA SUC
CESS SCHOOL THIS TERM? WHY NOT COME TO
THIS DECISIONT TO DAY?
Iowa Success School
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FRAIXR T ROBERTS V1ce Pres1dent
VIOLA E TOOIE Treasurer
ATTX N EVS TOIN W ROBFRTS Lecturer
Day and N1ght School Open All Year
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Collegiate Caps, Gowns and Hoods, Judicial, Clerical,
Baptismal and Choir Gofwns. We make a specialty of
renting Caps and Gofwns to graduating classes in both
High Schools and Colleges.
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You've often heard that the
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QQ of them, who wouldn't think of
Z buying anywhere else. They
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our best to please everybody who
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The Golden Eagle Albia, Iowa
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Graduates of Albia High School will be
interested in Tarkio Collegeis Commercial,
Musical and Collegiate Departments. Tarkio
admits both sexes and has dormitories for each.
The Commercial Department offers prac-
tical courses in Bookkeeping, Commercial
Arithmetic, Commercial Law, Commercial
Geography, History of Commerce, Business
English, Shorthand and Typewriting. It
seeks high school graduates as students.
The hlusical Department offers courses of
at least four years each in Pipe Organ, Piano,
Singing and Violin. History and Theory of
Music is required in each course. The Con-
servatory has its own building and rents pianos
to students. It offers a course in Public
School Music for teachers.
The College offers four-year Classical, Sci-
entific and Literary Courses. Special instruc-
tion is offered in English Bible, Public Speak-
ing, Physical Education and Education. The
state of Missouri grants College Graduate
Certificates to teach to those who complete
satisfactorily its Work in Education as a part
of the college course. Athletics is supervised
and directed by a specialist.
Literature explaining all courses may be ob-
PRESIDENT J. A. THOMPSON,
When you want
Delft Send Out of T own for T hem
Come io Me
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Good Goods Nothing Els
To the Seniors of H1916 "
We Wish to extend to each of you
personally our congratulations on your
commencement, and our good Wishes
for your future, Which We hope will
always be as bright and full of happi-
ness as your school days in "Old Albia
High" have been.
Your home city feels proud of you,
and sincerely trusts that in the days to
come, this feeling will be still further
increased by the full measured success
of your future.
TEN GOOD THINGS
NM TH COLLEGE
EQVIPMENT. Monmouth College has a beautiful campus with a group of nine
buildings, five of which have been built within the past nine years. These will
enable you to do your work under the most favorable conditions.
STRONG AND VARIED COURSES. Monmouth's Group System will enable
you to select from nine different courses, in any one of which you will get a thor-
ough college training. Your degree from Monmouth will be honored everywhere.
THE FACULTY. One of the reasons for Monmouth's high standing is her well
trained and efficient faculty of 26 men and women, besides a number of capable
assistants in the various departments.
THE COLLEGE ATMOSPHERE. Monmouth is a College and puts the emphasis
on strictly college work. Her students are college students of an exceptionally high
grade. You will find a decided advantage in this feature.
THE LITERARY SOCIETIES. There are four of these in Monmouth, two each
for young men and young women. Each has its own hall splendidly furnished.
These have given Monmouth high rank in literary work. She has won seven out
of eight Inter-Collegiate debates in the past three years, taking 20 out of 24 judges.
SOCIAL LIFE. You will be associated with picked young men and women from
New York and Pennsylvania on the east to California and Oregon. You will form
life-long friendships of a choice variety, an exceedingly valuable asset for life.
MUSICAL ADVANTAGES. Monmouth College Conservatory ranks with the
best. You will have the opportunity of taking music along with your college work
and hearing the best of concerts and recitals.
ATHLETICS. Monmouth has practically every form of College Athletics, and
takes high rank in them, holding a number of championships.
ALUMNI. Sixty years of Monmouth's history have produced a body of almost
1700 alumni, a splendid company of well trained men and women who are render-
ing noble service in the world.
LOCATION. Get your map and look it up. See how near it is to the population
center of the United States. You find it on the main lines of the great Burlington
Route, North, South, East and West, also the Santa Fe, the M. 6: St. L. and the
Rock Island Southern Electric. A beautiful little city of 10,000 population.
Send for Catalogues to,
PRESIDENT T. H. MCMICHAEL,
The Home of
THE BELL CLOTHIERS
W. T. RICHEY HOMER RICHEY
Birbep jflural Qllumpanp
Superior Quality Reasonable Prices
512 N. 3rd St. Phone 194
Howard Cessna Cquoting from ShakespeareD-Ulladame, do you think that you
have fools to deal with ?"
llliss Stewart-"I am sometimes almost convinced of the fact."
Viva Freed in German-"Er kam selten-" then turning to llliss VVachs explained,
"that means 'seldom'.,'
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The Largest Stock and Lowest Prices
ALBIA, IA. So.-east Cor. U
GED. D. MILLER
Drugs and Kodaks
West Side Square
Magazines of any Kind :: Fine Candies
Saturday Evening Post
Ladies Home journal
LEC IC SCORE BOARD AND TIME TABLE
me C. G. SPARKS
E A V Class Pins Glasses Filled
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NORTH SIDE SQUARE ALBIA. lowA
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This Page is Affection-
alely Dedicated to the
Whole School for Fear
that Some Poor Nut
Would Feel Sore Be-
cause he was lejq out.
The nearest Standard College to
Albia High School Graduates
and as Good as the most distant
Write to DAVID M. EDWARDS, President
Peoples National Bank
Peoples Savings Bank
"The Bank of Personal Service"
We pay interest on We handle your
time deposits business right
Call and see us and be convinced
LAFE S. COLLINS, President E E. ELDER, Vice President
J. A. CANNING, Cashier
The college next year Will be under the management of the
Reformed Church. This assures it a bright and permanent
It will continue to hold its place on the list of colleges ac-
credited by the State Board of Examiners. Its graduates re--
ceive a State certificate Without examination, which is good
for tive years and renewable for the second term of tive years.
It will offer the regular four years, course in Liberal Arts,
and Will also continue to give Work in music, both piano and
voice, in business subjects, domestic science, and the four years
Tuition in the college department Will be 1320.00 per semes-
ter or 5540.00 per yearg in the Academy 515.00 per semester or
17930.00 per year. No other school of equal rank in this section
of the country has so low a tuition.
If you are going to college here is your opportunity.
Write for catalog or particulars.
J. W. BAILEY, PRESIDENT
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A GOOD PLACE TO COME IN VVARM VVEATHER
VVHERE YOU MAY BE SERVED WITH THE BEST
IN THE ICE CREAM AND SODA FOUNTAIN LINE
BY EXPERT DISPENSERS. FRESH BAKERY GOODS
EVERY DAY. ALSO A FULL LINE OF CONFEC-
TIONERY AND FANCY PACKAGE CANDIES.
S. E. Cor. Square Albia, Iowa
M. C. FALVEY J. D. FALVEY
Independent Lumber Yard
Lumber, Lalli and All Kinds of Building
Shingles PHONE NO- 1 Material
ALBIA , IO WA
For the Best Goods at the Lowest Prices look up the
National Clothing Co.
SUITS MADE TO YOUR MEASURE
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Have your clothes made to orcler, they fit better, wear better
ancl are cheaper than ready-made. Let Oswald tell you
about it. We clo the best cleaning ancl pressing.
Phone 345 The Tailor Near Opera l-louse
Mark W. Duncan
Solzoo! Books ooo'
A Full Line of Spaldingls Athletic
Wall Paper Goods a Specialty
Hertel's Department Store
THE GIFT STORE
A Complete Line of Fancy China
AT POPULAR PRICES
Mil? CHET ARMSTRONG
" Your Druggist ' '
T,HE NYA L STORE
Headquarters for Pennants, Baseball Goods, Koclaks and Supplies
N. E. Cor. Square ALBIA, IOWA
Stylzlvh Sooes L. B.
Siufdly S6065 East Side
SPN! SAM Sporting Goody
for the young folks D
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81 CO.'S Store
and Popular Books
East Side Square Cd!! and See Us
IT'S TCO MUCH
l. If she wants him to stop crying why don't she Patterson?
2. If she happened to have a flower garden would they Bloom Green?
3. VVhen the trees are green is the J. Brown?
4. If Ham went to Ottumwa would Beaulah Long for him.
5. If all the Seniors were French would Edith be "Dutch ?"
6. You can tease some people but you can't Guy Mosier.
7. When she fiunked in exams was Lenore Jolley?
Dir. Stevens: What animal lives on the least food?
Lorrin: The moth, it eats holes.
She: I sang and the critics called me a sweet voiced violin cello.
He: I said I could sing and the critics called me a lyre.
A Senior applying for a position: "Sir, I called to see if you have an opening for me
Business lllanz Yes, right behind you. Close it please as you go out.
Miss G. fin Com. Geogj "Where are the important Sea ports of Australia ?"
Doris T.: "On the Coast l"
W. H. KREGER
Pare lee Cream aaa Caaaiey
GRADUATION, PARTY AND EVENING
Coats, Sain, Mz'!!z'nery aaa all
other iiemy of Ladies' Ready - Ya - Wear
North Side of Square ALBIA, IOWA
SCIENTIFIC DR Y CLEANER
I5 N. Clinton St. Phone 214
Garments and Furmslungs of All Kmds
DR Y OR STEAM CLEANED
WE HAVE EVERY FACILITY
FOR DOING PERFECT WORK
Biggest, Busiest and Best
Klr. Stevens: "Philip what would you get if you added Sulphur to fermented
Philip RI: l'VVhislcey Sulphate."
VVanted: To form a class ii social conversation instead of Civics the fourth period.
VVanted: An invention to keep the Profs eyes off you when youlre writing notes.
lvantedz A few playthings to amuse me in l'listory.-lrlarold Bone.
VVanted: The ability of not getting fussed in Physics.-Osa Coulson.
VVanted: Agents to take orders for my new invention.--l-lerbert lllerriclc. For
particulars see Bliss Elmer.
VVanted: A teacher who, when we do not have our lessons will smile and say,
"That's all right, I'll give you an A."-
VVanted: The privilege of talking at all hours.-Al. Brown
Ham wants but little here below,
Hut wants that little long.
Bastian Bros. Co.
DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS
Class Emblems, Rings, Fobs, Athletic Medals
Wedding and Commencement Invitations and Announcements
Dance Orders, Programs, Menus
Visiting Cards, Etc.
Samples and Estimates Furnished
1074 Bastian Bldg. ROCHESTER, N. Y.
E. C. SLOAN
Insurance NW we Farm and
Abstracts SWR C1ty Loans
Albin 132112 Mz'!!5
FORTUNE 8L DAVIDSON
I' rst Class Worknzen Hgt and Cold Baths S ly S 3
U d First N ' nal Bank N. W. Corner
D. C. ANDERSON
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Northwest Corner of Square
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A SEAMAN-CLARK How. co.
THE KEEN KUTTER STORE
DEALERS IN DEPENDABLE
S. E. COR. SQ. ALBIA. IOWA
G. T. SCOTT
Fresh and Cured Meats y
W men's Exchange every Wednesday and Satu cl y
V76 HaVe it f01' Less
PHONES 83, l45 and 207
Flour, Feed, Fuel, Buggies
Harness, Wagons, Imple-
ments and Stoves.
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usp it was just printingg
but that time is past and a
new day has dawned.
Most everyone today has a
very highly developed sense
of what is right and proper
in all manner of printing.
It is one thing to appreciate
superior quality and another
to produce it.
To produce it requires men
of skill, industry and zeal
and a good equipment.
We have a corps of efficient
craftsmen who are schooled
in what is right and how to
get the best results.
We have a master printer
who will give your work his
Our equipment is ofthe best.
There is a glowing sense of
satisfaction in dealing with
people in whom you have ab-
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LAWYER ES ATTORNEYS AT LAW
ALBIA -..... IOWA E ALBIA ------ IOWA
DR. S. T. GRAY I JOHN F. ABEGGLEN
I PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON LAWYER
DAVID STRIEFF -1- T. J. AVERY, M. D.
'jg LAWYER 1 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
5 Office over Albia State Bank 2 Office South Side Square
C. W. SMALLWOOD gg T. E. GUTCH, M. D. 51'-
REAL ESTATE Z PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON .P
ALBIA ------ IOWA I Oaice Phone 39 2
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LAWYER iii ATTORNEY AT LANV
Office Townsend Block E ALBIA ------ IOWA
I H. C. ESCHBACH, M. D. I CIRCLE ELECTRIC
4, If! ANYTHING ELECTRICAL
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+ I Phone 371
I Office Ove' Golden Eagle Z HARRY FERKINS W. B. FERKINS
,,, S. D. WAIT, D. C. 3 DR. HYATT
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC -1-
Phone 460 Z PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
4, Over Anderson's Grocery fx:
3 ALBIA ------ IOWA 2 Over Hub
ilutnn Ernst 8: Savings Bank
of Qlhia, Zia.
Capital and Surplus 530,000.00
L. T. RICHMOND, President
lNI. C. FALVEY, Vice-President
GEORGE W. DASHIELL, Vice-President
R. T. BIASON, Cashier
O. U. CoNwELL, Asst. Cashier
32? Interest Paid on Time Deposits and Savings Accounts
Eiutna Title 8e iinan Cin.
Abstracts, Loans, Insurance
R. T. DIASON, President
CLYDE H. KISSICK, Vice-President
GEORGE W. DAsH1EL1,, Secretary
O. U. CONXVELL, Treasurer
North Side Square ALBIA, IOVVA
for this Annual were made
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When you think of Serviceable
and Stylish Clothes
Remember THE HUB
where you can buy
Satisfaction, Style and Service in
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Ralston Health Shoes
H ole Proof H oriery for Lzzdzifr and zllm
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Oh Nliss Graham, how we miss you,
Klore and more as the days must pass
N0 more can we bluff in German,
Or have good times in that class,
VVe must always have our lesson,
And learn every single word,
Or for that Seventh period
llliss VVachs books us by the herd.
lyliss Graham: "Glenn, give the principal parts of climb."
Glen: "Climb, climbed, cli"--1
Everett Shaw: UAW, why d0n't you scale it ?"
Teacher: VVhat is the capital of New Zealand?
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