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Alprfen J meteen JIunbreti anb l olume i me PUBLISHED BY Class of 1928 lexanbria cfjool iaicxanbtia. ' icgmia Property Gf The Library of V ' ii inia " ichmoiicl, VA ALEXANDRIA HIGH SCHOOL ALE CKO ALEXANDRIA HIGH SCHOOL Tune; “Washington’ ' " oices raise in a son£ ' of praise For the school we all love so, In a Imildino- tall, rising- high o’er all. Worthy classmates come and go. A. LL S., of all the rest, Yon are the best ’e know And w-e will stand by yon, in wdiat e’re yon do, As yon strong and mighty grow. Alexandria High School, W’e love thy name ; Alexandria High School, Long live thy fame. Down thy great corridors Onr classmates go. Heart of all the rest Yon are the best one we know. -Jj I Page Three ]| - PorclMorii N otljing neto unber tljc s!un- sb back to tbe anctentb toe go efaen in ebucation; but toe, tfje staff of ' 28 , hope that tbe baps pictureb toitbin these pages toill neber become ancient to pou. • ?[ Page Four fTc, flic class of nineteen twenty-eight, dedi- cate this book to onr dear friend and teacher, Mr. Tavenner, for his willingness to help, his pleasing personality, his interest in ns and our athletic affairs, his fatherly advice, and above all onr true love for him for being fast zvhat he is. ■»![ Page Five ]! ■ • [ Fage Six ]} ■ he ALE CKO THE ROMANCE OF ALEXANDRIA Alexandria is a romantic old city. Around her ancient homes and churches hangs a haze of dignified tradition, and figures famed in history have traversed her streets of cobhlestone. Let us sto]i to picture it when the streets were crowded with lovely old coaches, when the southern sun was .shining on heautiful yellow and white jasmine and roses in high-walled gardens, and when Lafayette, in coming from Mt. Vernon through Alexandria, said: ‘‘The City of Alexandria! May her prosperity and hap])iness more and more realize the fondest wishes of our venerated Washington.” The Carlyle House, which was erected on an old fortiheation in Ho2 hy John Carlyle and was used as headquarters in 1755 hy Cenerals Washington and Brad- dock, has been the scene of many romantic as well as historic events. Every Alexandrian holds his head a little higher when he thinks of the conference held in the old j aneled drawing room — a conference to make plans for the proposed hostilities of the English against the French and Indian allies. And how he is fascinated hy the picture of General Braddock sitting in the huge old high-hacked chair with Governor Dinwiddie, DeLancy, Morris, and others around him. , nd again how he is fascinated hy the apj)earance of the wonderful old house at the hall given by the Carlyles, with groups of ladies, splendid with trains carried on their arms, with their jiiowdered locks, and gay laughter. And now let us turn our thoughts to the old tower of Christ Church, which casts the same shadow over us that it cast over George Washington as he dejiarted from the Sunday morning seiwice on his way to take dinner at the old Ramsay House, the home of his witty and patriotic cousin. The old cannon on Braddock Road also brings its reminiscence of the past, for it marks the trail taken hy General Braddock when he left on y pril 20, 1755, to defend the western frontier against the French and Indians. This cannon, mounted on cobblestones taken from the streets of Alexandria, stands ready to fire at anyone who dares to say anything hut praise about those brave soldiers. The Masonic Temple forms a link between the I’resent and the Fast; within the walls of this beautiful modern structure are treasured relics of the past. It stands as majestic and commanding as Washington, the one whom it commemorates. Although people nowadays do not ride in coaches and wear powdered wigs, a historic atmosphere pervades this beloved city of ours, and these monuments of the past will remain with us forever. Mary Saunders, ’ 28 . ■»|[ Page Seven Ihe ALECKO YE TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Ye AdM I X ISTRATIOX 11 . Ye Cl.asses III. Ve Hall of Fame IV. AY Society y. AY Dramatics VI. AY Athletics VII. AY Staffs MIL AY Last Lap IX. AY Fix is i [ Page Eight ALECKO R. C. Bowton, Superintendent Page Nine Henry T. Moncure, Principal Page Ten )| - Miss Mary Monroe, School Nurse •»|[ Page Eleven ]| - “Still sits the schoolhotise by the road. A ragged beggar sleeping ; Around it still the sumachs grow. And blackberry vines are creeping.” — U’hitticr. Page Twelve Ji - - [ Page Thirteen ]S«- Miss Andujar Miss Carver Miss Cox Mr. Aylor Miss Bretz Miss Childress Miss Cobbs Mr. Millican Miss Dickert •H,[ I age Fourteen ]| -| S he ALECKO Mrs. Elgin Miss Green Miss Ryland Mr. Tavenner Mrs. Kirk Mr. Wilson Miss Ficklin Miss Reardon Miss Wiley ■ [ Page Fifteen ]s«- ALECKO “The Play is over. ’hile the light Yet lingers in the darkening- hall, I come to say a last Good-night Before the final Exeunt all.” — tiolmcs. • [ Page Sixteen ] H- Page Sivenleen ]! • flfc. , nrhe ALE C K O CLASS OFFICERS President Harry BarxKTT llce-President Iarshall vSmith Secretary X ' irgixia Lkary Treasurer CarolixE KrEuttxer MOTTO Give to the loorld the best that ou have, and the best ' leill come back to you. COLORS ( " ireen and Gold. HONORARY MEMBER Captain Sweeney. FLOWERS American Beauty Roses. MASCOT “Stray” ■♦ir Page Eighteen ]|«- SIDNEY ABRAMSON Athletic Association Football, ’28. Baseball, ’27, ’28. Spanish Club. “iloo Hoos.” “Sidney” is a very suitable name for one so full of wit and humor. Did you ever see Sidney when he didn ' t have something witty to say to make you smile in the deepest trouble? And the bor)ks he used to read for English book reports — were they weird? And how! May you see life through rose-colored glasses. Best o’ luck ! RUBY REDMAN ANDERSON French Club, ’26. Spanish Clul), ’28. Athletic Association. Pep Club. It is no wonder that Ruby is always smiling. We should, too, Ruby, if we had pretty dimples. Ruby always works out all her problems for herself. She has a host of friends. She was loyal to the teams, too, always at every game. She was even going to Portsmouth in an aeroplane to see the game, but, alas, it rained. We see that you are going to be successful. We shall say best o’ luck, anyhow. Ruby. MARTHA VIRGINIA RAGGETT ( " Marty”) Spanish Club, Treasurer, ’28. Pep Club, ’26, ’27, ’28. Assistant Manager, Basketball, ' 28. Literary Society, ' 28. Martha is jolly, good-natured, full of so ciability and friendliness, and takes life smilingly, no matter wbat comes her way. Martha is one of the few of the fair sex who has not succumbed to bobbed hair. She is very pretty and has plenty of pep, too. Good luck and adios. • ![ Page Nineteen ]| - ROBERT FRENXH BALDWIN Manager, Football, 27. Treasurer Junior Class. Spanish Club. ' 28. Athletic Association. Advertising Manager, Alecko. Has anyone ever seen a more loyal lad than Robert? And don ' t we admire his persistency in working out all of his prob- lems? He usually gets good results. ’e are positive you will succeed in your busi- ness career, Robert, for you have shown us your sterling (piality as Advertising Mana- ger of The Alecko this year. What better proof could we want? Good luck. Baldwin, ole boy ! HARRY THEODORE BARNETT ( " Mike”) President, Senior Class. Goldsmith Ring. Literary Society. Student Athletic Council. Football, ’2o. ’2( , ' 27; Captain, ' 2b. Monogram Club. Athletic Association. “Hoo Hoos.’’ Behold, the President of our class, who fills the chair top-notch in more than one way. Fat people are usually jolly and that certainly applies to Tubby, although he can be as serious as he wants. He made a great football captain, and also a star player. Many a “rat " has been scared to death by his approach. It is no wonder he is the most popular in his class — one so jolly and good-natured just couldn ' t help but be. Good luck, Harry ! JOSEPH SCOTT BLACKWELL (“Joe”) Circulation Manager, Last Laf , Alecko. Athletic Association. Track. ‘25. ' 2( , ' 27, ' 28. Hascball, ' 27. Dramatics. ' 27, 28. Literary Society. .Monogram Club, Treasurer. How on earth docs Joe always manage to be so happy? Can ' ou imagine him with- out that grin? M ' e wonder, Joe, will you ever he anything but a big hoy, loved by all? Joe has certainl_ - made a host of friends during his high school davs, and, best of all. he has kept them ! It is hard, indeed, to put into words what we think of Joe. He is a friend to everyone! . nd docs he rate with the teachers? mysten,- still un- solved ! When it comes to being a success, we ' ll put our money on Joe. • [ Page Twenty ]s«- 4 he ALECKO LAWRENCE HOWARD BRAWNER (“Larxey”) And what do we know about Lawrence except that he was a good friend to every- body? Lawrence has not taken part in the social activities of school ; he was surely missed. His smiling attitude and hearty laugh, which goes to show he was full of fun, made everyone desirous of his company. Good luck, Lawrence, ole hoy. MARY RAMSAY BUDUIN ( " Buddie”) Pep Club. Spanish Club, Secretary, ’28. Athletic Association. Dramatics. " Buddie " has had plenty of pep as well as love affairs during her four years at A. H. S. Isn ' t it just a crime at this high school? " Buddie " certainly knows her stuff, though. What on earth would we have done without her and her clever remarks? Separate Mary and her remarks and, alas, we’d have no Mary. That’s all right, " Buddie,” even with all your thrills and love affairs, you pulled through those horrible things called lessons, and we know the top of the ladder will claim you before long. Best luck, " Buddie,” and don’t dare forget your old friends. ERNEST BAXTER CARY Joke Editor of Last Lap. Baxter has been with us only a year ; we are sorry that we didn’t have him before. His name is rather perplexing, but we all have it straight now. He is a perfect gen- tleman, with this motto: " Have a smile for everyone you meet, and he wil l have a smile for you.” He was quite a " radio bug, " too. Every morning he would sing or whistle what he heard over the radio the night before. Tune in on your old friends some time, Baxter. • 11 Page Twenty-one Jl ALECKO XAOMI MADESSIA CLATTERBUCK French Club, ' 2(i. Yas, siih ! Xaoini means real sho’ nuff business ! She may be small in stature, but she makes up for this in mentality. - nd is there a book she hasn ' t read? She was a valuable member of the cooking class this year; she did her full share, and then some, at getting lunches out every day. Three rousing cheers for Xaomi ! Ve all wish you success in whatever you undertake. TRGIXIA LOUISE COFEMAX Literary Society. Pep Club. ' irginia may be quiet when a crowd’s around, hut we’re willing to bet she can be just as lively as the next one when the occa- sion demands. If we should stop to sum up all of the merits of ' irginia, it would take too much time and space. We know you will succeed, though, ' irginia. Our hearts are with you, honest ! AGXES LEE COOKSEY ( " Cooky”) Pep Club. Home Kconomics Club. Spanish Club. French Club. Athletic Association. .• gncs has that gentle, sweet nature which you expect dainty people to have. She strives to do well ; she always succeeds. Have you ever heard her say a mean thing about anyone? And what better thing can you say than that ? She was an indispen- sable member of the Home Economics Class, where she learned to live up to her name. She is a gocxl pal : she has a store of fun for those who know her well. • |[ Pagt Twenty-two ]|e K ' l • lie ALE CKO MARGARET LUCILLE CRAIG Pep Club, ’28. Spanish Club, ' 28. Athletic Association. Margaret doesn ' t talk enough for us to know very much about her, but we know tliat she is a good student, and goes through her studies with flying colors. How we like to look at her neat work in Home Economics Class, and how we like to hear her make speeches in Civics with the little quaver in her voice. She has been very much interested in athletics, too. We are sure that you will remember Margaret among your souvenirs. ANNE FRANCES CRITZER Spanish Club. How on earth does Frances manage to have such a smooth, even temper all the time? She never seems to get excited over anything, just takes matters as they come. And does she know her lessons? Always! Preparedness for classes and the best discip- line ever was certainly the motto of Frances. Best of luck and everything good in life for you, Frances, ole girl ! ALLAN LITTLETON DENNIS (“Casey”) Basketball, ’28. Football, ' 27, ’28. Baseball, ’2b, ’27. Secretary of the Mono jram Club, ’28. Dramatics, ’27. Athletic Association. “Hoo PIoos.” B. D.’s. “Smile and the world smiles with you” surely must be Allan ' s motto, as you never see him without a cheery grin. And he is an athlete — football, basketball, and when it comes to baseball, why, he is a regular “Casey at the Bat.” We thing Allan would make a good chemist, as he is such a good mixer. You have made many friends; we all like you; may you always meet life with the same sunny attitude that you did in A. H. S. Page Twenty-three J| - ALECKQ JOHN LIVINGSTON DONIPHAN (“Jack”) Track, ' 24 , ’25, ’2(1, ’27, ’28, Football, ’25, ’2(1. Basketball, ’25, ’2(1. Cheer Leader, ’2(1, ’27, ’28. Debating Team, ’2(1, ’27. Literary Society. Monogram Club. Jack was so fond of A. H. S„ or perhaps he found so much time for fun that he stayed with us an extra year. Jack was right there when it came to cheer leading, and anything else that he undertook ! Re- member the interesting programs he got up for the Literary Society? Jack is also a famous track man; he won his letter. Don’t run away and forget us with the speed with which you flew around the track ! BEULAH GRACE DUBORG Pep Club. Spanish Club. Athletic Association. Dramatics, ’28. Advertisement Committee, Alecko. We almost believe in ghosts after seeing Beulah impersonate one so well in the senior play. How she made shrieks come forth from the audience! She may be quiet in class, but get her at a rehearsal and she’s “The Last Word. " She was one of the many unbobbed who has come out victo- rious with long hair, thanks to her will power. And did her report ever show an “E " or “F " ? ’e’ll say they didn’t, for she got grades of which to be proud. May your smiles and success in A. H. S. con- tinue throughout life. JAMES WILLIAM FRANCIS EIRE (“Jimmy”) Literary ScKiety. Latin Club, ’28. Dramatics, ’28. News Rei orter, Last Lap, ’28. Writers Club. He seems a quiet, gentlemanly sort of fel- low, doesn’t he? Remember these lines in the play? Well, they just seem to suit James. He’s just that — and more. He’s quiet and gentlemanly, but when the occa- sion demands can talk as fluently as the next one. And he is always ready for a good time. He has never been able to go out for athletics because that train for Occoquan just had to be caught in the eve- nings. He has made up for everything in his lessons, however. Good luck to you, Jimmie ! ■»|[ Page Twenty-Sour ]| - ALECkO AGNES STUART FAIRFAX Pep Clul). Domestic Science Club, ’2b, ’27. Athletic Association. Did you ever see Agnes when she wasn’t talking ? We tliink she must talk even in her sleep. Agnes has been loyal to A. H. S. She is always ready to have a good time, and- to help you if she can. The last year she and Naomi were each other ' s shadows. Good luck, Agnes, and don ' t forget us. BENJAMIN FREIDSON Basketball, ’27, ’28. Athletic Association. Spanish Club. “A still tongue makes a wise head.” Such may be said of " Rennie,” for he is a rather quiet student. He is bright in his classes, but that does not necessarily mean that he studies hard, as we have seen him find time for fun as well as athletics. Too bad you didn’t make the first team, " Rennie.” Ole boy, we’re watcbing you. Remember the sky’s the limit. But best of luck ! CLARA MAE GOLDSWORTHY Literary Society, Vice-President, ' 28. Thrift Club. Pep Club. Athletic Association. Hats off to the “Speed Demon”! Clara has certainly made us all feel small when it comes to typing. How on earth does she get her fingers to work so fast? Sometimes we wonder, Clara, if there isn’t a certain someone whom you think of constantly? There’s always a soft, far-aw ay look in your eyes. Well, if there is, he is indeed fortu- nate, for Clara has certainly shown us that she is every ounce true-blue to whatever or whomever comes within her sphere. ■»![ Page Twenty- file || - ALE CKO CLARA ELIZABETH GROVES (“Tarwar”) French Club, ' 2( . Spanish Club, ’2S. Athletic Association. Economics Club, ' 25, ’26. Pep Club. Basketball. ’26, ’27. Isn ' t Clara just the wittiest sort of a girl? And such good company! If Clara can’t drive the blues away, you ' re ho]xdess. A. H. S. will certainly miss you, Clara, especially when it comes to supporting the games. You could always count on Clara to be right in the cheering line. Good luck, Clara ! Don’t run off and forget all of us. MARGARET LOUISE HAYDEN Pep Club. Domestic Science, ’25, ’26. Athletic Association. If " still water runs deep,” then Margaret must be a regular old owl, and there must be gold at the bottom of the river. Just once in a while do we hear a tiny giggle. We do not know Margaret very well, as she has her own little circle of friends, but we de- light in having had her with us. We hope that she will change in name only. Good luck and good-bye. HORACE EDWARD HENDERSON ( " Eddie”) Latin Club. Banking Council. Edward would be a preacher. He is just the type! How we liked to hear him spiel off his lessons, which he always knew — that is, if he didn’t laugh. He and James surely made a pair — one the direct antithesis of the other. In (jeometry Class Edward got so he could draw circles almost as well as Miss Cox. We know you are going to succeed, Edward, and may you always be as happy-go-lucky as you were in A. H. S. • i( Page Twenty-six J|«- 3Hw. he ALE CKO ADELINE BERTHA HORTON (“Addie”) Athletic Association. Adeline is one of our quiet, shy little misses, but when she opens her mouth many words of wisdom drop out. She has been indispensable to Mr. Moncure in the office this last year. And how she can make the typewriter talk ! We are sure Miss Bretz would have been at a loss without Adeline’s quiet and capable assistance in the commer- cial room. We wish her success. WALTER TRAYNHAM HOUSTON (“Ham”) Track, 24, ’25; Assistant Manager, ’ 7. Literary Society, President, 28. Athletic Association. Can’t you just see the very devil dancing in Traynham’s eyes? Yep, Ham is always in for a good time, and somehow usually manages to have his pockets filled with oranges, apples and bananas — in fact, every- thing his pcKkets will hold, especially around noon time — we wonder ! We have to hand it to him, though ; he certainly has taken an interest in the Literary Society. Traynham, ole boy, just hook your wagon to a star, keep your seat, and dar you are. CECELIA ANN HUFTY Pep Clul). Athletic Association. Spanish Cluh, 28. Dramatics, 28. Stop! Look I Listen! A riddle! Why does Cecelia Hufty remind one of a phono- graph? Three guesses, and two of them don’t count ! That’s all right, Cecelia ; that tongue of yours is usually wagged for sen- sible reasons — and how ! Cecelia is a valu- able member of the Pep Club, which she has proved every year at the football supper, and by never missing any games of the sea- son. Will she be successful? Of course! How could she help it ! ■ [ Page Twenty-seven ]!«• f he ALECKO HELEN JAFFE ( " Jeff”) Pep Club. Basketball, ’25. ’2(i, ’27, ‘28, Athletic Association. Here’s to the fellah Who over you holds life’s umbrella! May the very best in life be yours, Helen, for you certainly deserve it. You have al- ways stood as high as the next one in class, and usually managed to join in all our dear frivolities, also. We wish you luck, Helen, dear, and ask you not to forget us. JAMES OVERTON JONES Track, ’25. ’2b. Football, ’27. Baseball. ’28. This young man has indeed been welcome in our midst. He is a loyal student to both studies and school activities. We are afraid Jimmy wouldn’t make much of a cook, as he hasn’t been much of a mixer. We recognize his qualities, however, and realize that A. H. S. is certainly losing a prize when we bid him good-bye. Here’s all the luck in the world to you, Jimmy. BRIDGET AGNES KELLEY ( " Bridget”) Pep Club, Chairman Entertainment, ‘28. Dramatics, ‘28. Athletic Association. Eiterary Society, Secretary, ‘28. Miat would Mr. Moncure have done without “Bridget” to tease in Economics Class? It is hard to imagine, although she took it gcKxl naturedly. Agnes is always willing to help and wears a smile which makes you feel better for having seen her. Didn’t she take the part of Aunt Lizzie in the Senior Play just fine? And she has won her way into the heart of Miss Ficklin. Just hitch your " Irish luck " to a star and you’ll land on top, Agnes, old dear. Best o’ luck. • 1 Page Twemy-eight ] • ALE CKO EDNA .lARIE KENNEDY (“Peg” — “Eddie”) Athletic Association, ’28. Pep Club, ' 28. Edna, the girl with the curls — and what famous curls! W ' ouldn’t we just love to pull them? She has been with us but a year, so we haven ' t had time to get very well ac- c|uainted, but what we know abi ut tier, we like. She is anything but a bad student, and she dances divinely. Edna has not entered any of our clubs, but maybe she was shy. We wash her all the luck in the world. DONALD SHERWOOD KING Football, ' 26, ’27. Manager Track. ’27. Monogram Club. Donald is everybody ' s friend! And take it from us, that is some honor to hold. He is an exceptionally good student, whose hobby seems to be to tell us all that he hasn t looked at the lesson ; yet when lie is called upon he never fails to give a perfect recita- tion. We must not forget to say something of his dramatic ability, which certainly de- serves praise. And is he a lot of fun to have around? Everyone who ' knows him says, “Yes, we like you, Donald, and we hope you ' ll never forget us.” CAROLINE KREUTTNER (“K. K. " ) President, Pep Club, ' 28. President, Literary Society, ’27. President, Sophomore Cla.ss, ' 26. Editor-in-Chier, Last Lap, ' 28. Treasurer, Senior Class, ' 28. Latin Club, ' 27, ’28. Athletic Association. Domestic Science Club, ’2 ». Dramatics, ’27, ' 28. Reading Award, ’27. Writers’ Club, ’28. Hail, the orator! Caroline just couldn’t help but be an orator, as talking is her hobby. In spite of all her talking, she has edited the Last La ' to her credit, made good grades, and held down the position of Presi- dent of the Pep Club. .She has been inter- ested in everything ; she has put Pep into the Class of ' 28. School spirit is the main part of Caroline ' s make-up. We extend our best wdshes for the future, Caroline. Page Twenty-nine ]!?«■ r VIRGINIA SMILLIE LEARY (“Sally”) Pep Club. Literary Society. Secretary, Senior Class. Last Lap Reporter. Athletic Association. Dramatics, ' 28. Adv. Committee, Alecko. Editor in-Chief , Alecko. Dear old Sally — deep down in onr hearts, is there anyone we love more? Your will- ingness to help, your ability to do things as they should he done, and your sweet per- sonality will always be remembered by the class of ’28. And didn ' t you and Hilda make one pair? ’e could never praise you too much, Sally, for you certainly de.serve praise. Resides being a bright student, Sally is also an accomplished actress. May you have everything which goes for happiness in your future life. EDWARD KIRK LINDSEY Riisiness Manager, Alecko. Dramatics, ' 28. Track. Captain, ’27, ’28. Athletic Association. Spanish Club. Class Officer. And what do we know about Kirk except that he was a little bashful? Why, he was the Business Manager of student publica- tions. What could the . lecko have done without his managing ability, his ease in get- ting over difficulties, his anxiety for this book to be the best ever published, his will- ingness to help? .And didn ' t he make a great highwayman? He has stolen our hearts. Who will be the next one? To those who know him there is no one who is a better friend. Don ' t forget us, and God bless j ' ou ! JOE LOEB Asst. Advertising Manager, Alecko. Football, ’27. Joe would argue, because he dotes on it. That ' s all right, Joe; we admire your spunk. You have done much towards the publication of this book ; we thank you for it, also for your interest in all of our affairs. May you always be as successful as you were in A. H. S. Don ' t forget us. So long, Joe; we ' re watching you. - [ Page Thirly HILDA GREGG LYNN (“Lynn”) Literary Society. Pep Clul). Dramatics, ' 28. Athletic Association. Advertising Committee, AlECKO. Associate Editor, Alecko and I.ast Laf. Here ' s to tlie prettiest, here ' s to the wit- tiest, here ' s to the truest of all who are true. Behold Miss A. H. S. Hilda is a valuable member of the Leary-Lyiin Co. She has more than just looks. She has made good grades, impersonated a dashing widow m the Senior Play successfully, assisted with the Last Lap and Alecko, and taken part in all social affairs. Because she is interested in everything and liked by everyone, Hilda will indeed be missed. KEITH LLOYD MARTIN ( " Mutt”) Athletic Association, ' 25, ’20, ' 28. Baseball, ’27, ’28. Didn ' t Keith love to tease the teaehers? But they liked him just the same, as we all do. Keith, you worked harder than you really appeared to, and you showed your caliber on speech day in Civics Class. We hope that you will enjoy life, and that you will have a host of friends as you did in A. H. S. LESTER EDGAR McMEN. AIIN (“Mac”) Football, ' 25, ’20, ’27. Basketball, ' 20, ’27, ’28. Baseball, ’20, ’27. Track, ’25, ’20, ’27. Vice-President, Monogram Club. ' 28. “Hoo Hoos.” Literary Society, ' 28. Alecko Staff, ’28. Athletic .Association, 27. Dramatics, ’27. If “Mac” means versatile, then we think it could easily be applied to Lester, as he is an all-around athlete, student, and heart- breaker. What would our teams have been without him? He was the star and idol of many a game ! He has played many tricks on the teachers, but has always been for- given because of his personality. “Mac” is to be commended for striving to make his scholarship surpass the standard necessary for participation in athletics. You are an all-around good fellow, and will be remem- bered by all of us. Good luck, “Mac.” ■i [ Page Thirty-one FRIEDA MENDELSOX (“Eritzi " ) Fep Club. French Club, ’2( . Spanish Club, President, ' 28. Rasketball. ' 27. 28. Athletic Association. Here ' s to one of oiir champion basketball players! Erieda has shown up her opponents when it came to tossing them. This last year she has been much interested in corre- sponding with a Spanish sehor (sheik). And you can always see her pounding away on the typewriter before school. She was one of the valuable members of the Pep Club. She attended every game and was an ardent rooter. Success is yours, Erieda. Just hang on to the ladder and you ' ll reach the top. LYLITH ELIZABETH NICHOLSON ( “Lil. ”) Pep Club, Secretary, 2( , 27. Pep Club. Athletic Association. Banking Council. Here is one of the very attractive mem- bers of the Senior Class, who has let her raven tresses grow. We have all been hold- ing our breath for fear Lila would elope with ou r currency with which we entrusted her, as banker of Room How often we have heard iUiss Ficklin say: “My good friend. Miss Nicholson, " and we all know what that means. Lila hasn ' t any particular friend: we are all very fond of her. Best o ' luck, Lila ; we ' re watching you ! CAROLYN ELIZABETH PEAKE Literary Society. Pep Club. Athletic Association. • Can you ever remember the time when you saw Carolyn and did not see Clara Mae? We doubt it. Despite Carolyn ' s bashful way, she has managed to pull through all her classes successfully, as well as to join into anything of general interest. And can ' t she make a typewriter talk ! Good luck to you, Carolyn ; we know you ' ll he successful. • [ Page Thirty-two he ALECkO HARRY DOUGLAS PEYTON (“Duck " ) Pi Omega Nu. Athletic Association. “Hoo Hoos.’’ It always will be a mystery to us just how Douglas manages to know his lessons so well every day. Preparedness certainly must be his watchword. And were his speeches en- joyed in civics? We ' ll say they were. Don ' t, forget us, Douglas, when you get away up there in the business world. So long 1 EVELYN LEWIS PICKETT (“Ebbie " ) Pep Club, Treasurer, ’28. Dramatics, ’26. Athletic Association. Advertising Committee, AlECKO. Literary Society. Writers’ Club. Class Prophet. She’s the cutest, the sweetest, the nicest, the neatest — what more could be said of a girl? Evelyn really has a goodly amount of all of these traits, which you no doubt already know without our telling you. And can she dance? , ' nd how! Evelyn has really been so taken up w ' ith a particular “pet " of hers that she hasn ' t had much time for the rest of us. However, those who know her find in her a true blue friend, all of which makes us hate to part with her all the more. GLADYS AUDREY PIERPOINT (“Shorty”) Literary Society, ’27. Pep Club. Athletic Association. Could we ever forget Gladys, that little bit of feminism ' , no longer than a minute? Well, hardly ! How on earth she always manages to recite for Miss Ficklin is be- yond us. And as a typist, she — well — to make our side sound good, she must have been lucky. Why do some girls have all the luck? There is no justice! •»|f Page Thirty-three ]|«- DOROTHY AXXE RICHTMEYER (“Dotty " ) Spanish Club. Pep Club. Athletic Association. Latin Clul), President. 27 ; Secretary. 2fi. Dramatics. 28. Literary Society. Rehold Miss Dignity! Dotty never laughs without thinking the matter over, and then she laughs heartily. And. oh how pretty she is! She is very firm; she knows what she wants to do, and she usually does it, regardless of the consequences. Will we ever forget on speech day in Civics when she said like a bolt out of a clear sky : “Gee, I ' m nervous !” Her grades have been excel- lent, and sbe has scored in math. What bet- ter start could anyone wish? Good wishes, Dotty, ole dear ! MARY BARBARA ROAT (“Bobbie”) Pep Club. Athletic Association. We will always remember your sweet, smiling face, Barbara, and your contagious personality. You were an excellent student, and after all, that’s what counts, doesn ' t it? If hard work and a buoyant humor spell suc- cess, then it is yours ! CATHERIXE VIRGIXIA ROBEY ( “K itty”) Hasketliall, ' 2(i, ' 27, ' 28. Pep Club. Athletic Association. “.■ in’t that grand? " Yeh, that’s Kitty, we know, the minute we hear it said. These seem to be her — er — that is — well — er — fa- mous last words, we’ll call ’em. Kitty has plenty of pep, and has been an indispensable member of the basketball team. A. II. S. is losing a loyal supporter with lots of school spirit in her. She was always on hand in her little brown car to help. We know that Catherine will succeed in whatever she un- dertakes. Page Thirty-four ]| - i . he ALE ' CKO MARGARET EMMA RUDD Pep Club. Athletic Association. Behold fargaret, an essential member of Coffman-Riidd, Inc. Margaret is a quiet, sweet, unobtrusive sort of person ; we ad- mire her for it. Margaret has always been behind A. H. S. in all her endeavors; she has done much to make our dear school a success. Lots of luck to you, Margaret, and don’t " forget your old schoolmates. JAMES WHITING SAUNDERS Latin Club, ' 26. James is Miss Ficklin’s own dear little boy, for he sure does shine in English. He is a quiet, reserved youth, who has made good marks during his time at A. H. .S. He is a gentlemanly sort of a fellow until Edward comes along and whispers some- thing in his ear. Then the fun begins. We wish you plenty of luck for the future, James ! MARY ELLEN SAUNDERS Pep Club, Vice-President, ’28. Athletic Association. Dramatics, ’2fi, ’28. Latin Club, ’2f . Lasi Lap Staff, ' 28. Literary Society. Class Officer, ' 27. Mary is just so full of wiggles that when you look at her picture it, too. seems to wiggle. She is the other member of the Pickett-Saunders, Inc., two such distinctive types, but such lovable lassies ! Mary al- ways wears a smile and has something witty to say, making it fair weather, when she and her friends get together. .She is also an accomplished actress. How our ears have pricked up when we heard her name on the assembly program for a monologue! And can she dance? How about it, boys? Best of everything for you, Mary ! • i[ Page Thirly-five || - LENA SHAPIRO ( “Lee” ) Vice-President. Freshman Class. Pep Club. Secretary. ’28. Basketball. ’25, 26, 27, 28. French Club, ’26. Athletic Association. Lena is a real athlete and a real dandy, isn’t she, boys? What could we have done without you, your pep, your personality, your school interest, and your ability to put tbingrs over? A. H. S. is certainly losing a good sport and pal, but, please, Lena, don ' t crawl into your shell and forget us. Promise ? ELIZABETH WOLLASTON SMITH (“Betsy”) Spanish Club. Athletic Association. Pep Ciub. Literary Society. If “silence is golden,” then Elizabeth must be a millionaire. But wait until lunch, when she and Ruby get together ; then she just bubbles over. Elizabeth was unable to take a very active part in school activities, as she hails from Pohick, and the train just had to be caught. We find, though, that Pohick has at least one pretty girl. Best o’ luck, Betsy. Don’t forget us. MARSHALL WASHINGTON SMITH (“Smitty”) Athletic Association. Vice-President. Senior Class. Monogram Club, Secretary, 28. Football, ’25. 26. 27, 28. Basketball, 27, ’28. Baseball. 27. ’28. Track. ’25, 26. ’27, ’28. He’s a peach, he’s a dream, why. he’s one of the best athletes on the teams ! Mar- shall may be bashful and a wee bit shy, but when it comes to athletics he has it. Mar- shall has done more than his share to hold up his family rep ; he deserves praise for it. We know you are going to succeed. Mar- shall, but we’ll say “Best o’ luck.” Adios. Page Thirly-six ]|fr iBL he ALECKO HELEN MILDRED STAPLES Athletic Association. I atin Club. Literary Society, Treasurer, 28. Writers’ Club. Pep Club. Dramatics, ’27, ' 28. Associate Editor, Last Lap, Alecko. ’ill we ever forget Helen ' s incessant talking? " What beautiful eyes you have” and " I love you” just seem to bubble out. Too, hav ' e you noticed the cunning little way she has of hanging her head when she has nothing to be ashamed of? Helen has been with us only two years, but she has been a credit to our class. She is good along lit- erary lines, and as leading lady in the Senior Play she just couldn’t be beaten. We just know you’re going to inake a great journal- ist, but we’ll say best o’ luck, anyhow ! GILBERT LAWRENCE ST. CLAIR Athletic Association. Football, ’2G, ' 27, Spanish Club, Vice-President. W ' e have never known Gilbert so ver} ' well : he seemed satisfied with his own circle of friends and never pushed himself. But we admired him from a distance. Could anyone find a better pair than " Gilly” and “Kirk,” we ask you? Hardly! We know you will succeed, " Gilly,” and wish you loads of luck for your future happiness. GORDON OLIVER STONE ( " Beanie”) Athletic Association. Ohicer, Banking Club. Spanish Club. Literary Society. “Hoo Hoos.” Will we ever forget the time the tornado politely carried a roof about a block or two, then suddenly decided to leave it on Gordon ' s car, which had pranced up onto the sidewalk in front of school? Never! And never shall we forget you, Gordon. Your ability as a student is unsurpassed. He is rather distant to those he doesn’t know so well, but those he does know — ! Isn’t he just the dandiest sort of a fellow? Here’s wishing you luck in the future, Gordon, ole boy! • 1 Page Thirty-seven ||«- ALECKO CHARLES BRINK STRAUSS (“Tevis”) Football. ' 20. Dramatics. ’28. Spanish Clul). Hail to a true son of A. H. S. ! No mat- ter what has I)een undertaken, Charlie was always right there to back it up, and his dra- matic ability can’t be beat. Anyone who saw him in " Out of the Stillness” as the vil lain who sheiked the widow will vouch for that. Charlie has heaps of personality, and has made many friends in A. H. S. If he only likes us as well as we like him, then everything’s all right. The best of luck to you, Charlie, and success in all your en- deavors ! CLARENCE FRANKLIN SWEELEY Cheer Deader. Diterary Society. N. C.’s, President. Meet our cheer leader ! He sure can put the pep into us and the team. Sweeley didn’t lose weight from studying, as he was too fond of fun. He always has something bright and clever to say, for separate .Swee- ley and his renxarks — no Sweeley ! And he is a divine dancer. May you dance through life as lightly as you did through A. H. S. Cood luck, ole boy. ERNEST TAYLOR (“Erxie”) Literary Society, ’28. Dramatics, ’27. Glee Club. ’27. Ernest hails from the Fort. He believes in living up to his name, as he is so earnest about everything. He is very stylish and good looking. But most of all he quickly won Miss Ficklin as his friend. What your future life is to be, you have never told us, hut we mark it a success, anyhow. HI Pagt Thirty-eight Jj«- ALECKO DOROTHY VIRGINIA THOMAS Pep Club. Athletic Association. Latin Club. If the old saying, “Silence is golden,” is true, then Dorothy should be a millionaire. Dot always seems to be fighting some little battle all of her own, but in spite of this she has pulled through tire four years of high school with grades to be proud of. Her sweet disposition makes her everybody’s friend. She has been loyal to school organi- zations and interested in every phase of school life. With such a disposition any- one could succeed in life. Dotty, you will indeed be missed. PARK EDMUND TIGER Athletic Association, ’2G, ' 27, ’28. Dramatics, ’28. Literary Society, ’28. Track, ’25, ’27. N. C.’s, ' ice- President. We just can’t help but think Park had quite a bad case of heart trouble this year, and it may last, too, if we’re not mistaken. But despite this, he has made good grades, entered all activities at school, and showed much interest in general. Will we ever for- get how wonderfully well he took the part of Henry Jerome in the Senior Play? For such a little person. Park certainly has his share of personality and sense. We wish you luck an’ everything. Park ! WILLIAM LEE TRAVERS (“Bili.v”) Football, 25, 26, 27. Captain, Football, 27. Basketball, 26, 27, 28. Captain, Basketball, 28. Baseball, 20, 27, 28. Track, ' 27, 28. When it comes to honest-to-goodness hard work in the athletic field, none other could be found that fits in so perfectly as Billy. Although small of stature, he was one dandy football and basketball captain, thus making up in quality what he lacked in quantity. Billy is well liked by everyone, boys and girls, old ones, young ones, and even teach- ers ! We’ve searched in vain for something to scold Billy about, but, alas, nothing looms before us, except the fact that he doesn’t give girls, in general, a tumble. W’e’re heart-broken, Billy, but we forgive you this time and wish you luck. ■ 1 Page Tniriy-nine J|«- ALECKO JULIAN WHITESTONE ( " Whitey”) Football. Athletic Association. Track, Assistant Manager. Julian almost deserted us during the last half of the year. We shall never forgive him for it. How we did miss those wise cracks of his. that used to make us laugh, whether we felt like it or not. He bright- ened many a dull class iteriod. Miss Ficklin selected him for Jerry in the play. He took the part to perfection, but when he grad- uated in February and obtained a position, he had no time for such petty trifles. Best o ' luck to you, Julian, ole boy; just hold on to the ladder and you ' ll get there some day. BLANCHE WHITE Pep Club. 2b, ’27. ' 2S. Literary Society, ’2 “. Athletic Association, Blanche is the oldest but the youngest of the White Sisters. . nd she is also a darl- ing. You rarely see Mary Lee when Blanche is not in the background, and vice versa. She is such a little bit of a thing, but then good things always come in small packages. We must congratulate her on her loyalty to the school. She was al- ways on hand at the games and the dances. May you never need Dame Fortune’s Daughter. MARY LEE WHITE (“Bee”) Pep Club. Athletic Association. Literar - Society. Domestic Science Club. ’2r . ’27. Mary Lee is one of our sweetest girls. She is such a darling ! We don’t know what Miss Ficklin would have done without her as business manager during the Senior Play and the Endeavors. Mary Lee is al- ways ready to do something for you. She is indeed a true friend. We certainly hope that she succeeds in whatever she does. Good luck, sweet child ! ••J ' Pan Forty ]5 ALECKO STUART EVERETT WOOD (“Lopv”) Athletic Association. “Hoo Hoos.’ Although Everett hasn’t taken much part in school activities, he lias worked hard (?) and has come through with flying colors. We really can’t imagine what Ir. Moncure would have done without him in Economics Class. A. H. S. has certainly possessed a prize in you, Everett, ole boy. We hope you’ll, have plenty of luck, and as many friends outside as you did in school. MARY MAGDALENE WRIGHT (“Maggie”) Pep Club. Spanish Club. Can you imagine Mary without her cheery grin? Some day we fear her face will actually split with its width. Can you im- agine the class of ’28 without Alary ? Can you imagine the whole A. H. S. without Mary? Can you imagine — no, don’t try; it’s much too hard. Alary is so sweet and always is willing to help you out. She has always managed to come out on top of every- thing. Good for you. Alary; remember, the sky’s the limit. HELEN LOUISE ZINK (“Zinky”) Domestic Science Club, ’26. Pep Club. ’26, ’27, ’28. Basketball, ’27, ’28. What would our basketball team have been without you, Helen? What would Domestic Science class have done without your giggle? It is hard to imagine! As a country-city girl, you carry off the honors. And don’t you love to eat — especially apples? W’e think you must have as your slogan, “An apple a day keeps the dcKtor away.” We wish you a long life and success in whatever you undertake, old girl. ■ 1 Page Forty-one ]|«- ALECKO STATISTICS OF THE SENIOR CLASS I as voted on In ' its nieml)ers) GIRLS Most Popular .... Prettiest Most Stylish Best Dancer Best Pcrsojiality Most Athletic .... Cutest Wittiest Most Attractive Best All-Around ' lRGIXI. TyEARY Hild. Lyxx . ’lRGIXI. Lt ' .VRY Evelyx Pickett ... ’IRG1XI. Le.ary .Lexa Shnpiro Cecelia Hufty Mary Sauxders ’iRGixi. . Leary C-.viiOLIXE KreuttxEr BOYS Most Popular Best Looking Most Stylish Best Dancer Best Personality Most Athletic .... Cutest Wittiest Most Bashful .... Best All-Around Harry Barxett JosEni Blackwell Park Ticer Clarexce Sweeley Harry Barxett William Tr.wers James LiKE, Park Ticer (tied) Clarexce SweEley Marshall Smith Harry Barxett BOY OR GIRL Most Loyal Most Representative Most Ditcllcctual .... Helex Staples Caroli.xe Kreuttxer Kirk Lixdsey XoTE; ' I ' he “Hall of Fame " repre.sents and was originated from the class statistics. • |[ Fane Forty-two ]| CLASS PROPHECY Not long ago, Mr. Tavenner, a chemist of fame, Gave me a slee])inf ' jxjrtion — I do not knf) v the name. He told me if I to(jk it and went straight to l)ed, X ' isions of the Class of ’28 shonld jmss through my head. Of course, 1 was (juite curious to see what it would do, vSo I followed his directions and found that they were true. For as I closed my eyes and drifted into .sleep, Harrv Barnett was the lirst whom 1 happened to meet. This young man is the inventor great Of a wonderful compound — “How to Lose Weight.” His fame has grown both far and wide, Because the women are on his side. Hilda Lvnn and ' irginia Leary were the next whom 1 met. And whatever they want is just what thev get. These fair maids of ( )ccf)C[uan have acquirerl much wealth ; The former teaches school and the latter talks on health. IMary Buddin, still as in the days of yore, 1 saw quite plainly with her sweethearts galore. Edna Kennedy has married and settled down ; You can still meet her riding from the Camp into town. Kirk Lindsey and Gilbert St. Clair Are both mathematicians very rare. While Donald King and Everett M’ood .As actors are realK’ ver_ - good. Lester AIcAIenamin is quite a football star. And his name has traveled out afar. Billv Travers, too, has acquired much fame. In the game basketball he’s made (juite a name. Catherine Robey and Barbara Boat, sad to relate. Have realized their mi.stakes a hit too late. They marched down an aisle and under an arch To the tying tune of the Wedding Alarch. - [ Page Forty-three |l«- Joseph Blackwell, as an interior decorator, has made a hit. And he and a certain person are seen together (piite a bit. The two White Sisters. Mary Lee and Blanche, Have gone ont W ' est and own a huge ranch. Partners in business are ( lOrdon Stone and Charley Strauss ; Gordon does the buying and Charley is the boss. I ' m sure you’re all wondering of friend Joseph Loeb ; He owns a large theatre which is known as the Globe. Lord Minor, you’ll he interested to know. Has gone South where so many “peaches’’ grow. He and his little blue car have ]iarted — They had to. for — it just couldn’t he started. ’irginia Coffman and [Margaret Rudd Bought some land which most thought was just mud; Though in a way this was true, there is still more to say — For soon it was discovered that it was heautv clav. Abramson and Friedson own a clothing store fine; Whenever you go there you must stand in line. For the things that they sell have a value so great That when a sale’s advertised the peo])le can’t wait. Cecelia Huftv is a lady of great renown — She’s a librarian in her old home town ! Though Agnes Kelley has changed her name. It’s Irish still — and she’s just the .same. Ernest Taylor composes quite a hit ; “Why Be GockI?” is his latest song hit. Julian M’hitestone, you know well whom 1 mean. Is now a comedian — and they say he’s a scream. Caroline Kreuttner has won oratorical fame. As a woman suffragette she’s made (|uite a name. Hostess at a night cluh is Mary [Magdalene M ' right ; She dirts all the day and dances all night. Helen Staples (it matters not how she tries) Can’t resist the teni])tation of looking at people’s eves ; As an optician of fame, she’s satisfied now — She’s a sure cure for bad eyes — oh, my — and how ! Page Forty-four Baxter Cary, with a dignified air, Charms writhing snakes at a County Fair. While Robert Baldwin, I ' m glad to .say. In the political world is making headway. Clara Grove has gone West to regain her health. Which she lost in trying to obtain great wealth. James Eike, tired of the United States. Has gone to Africa and likes the “dates.” Edward Henderson has fulfilled his dreams — He’s a well-known preacher now, it seems. His friend. James Saunders, free from all care, Writes gruesome stories which are read everywhere. Lena Sha] iro and Frieda Mendelson, as in days of yore. Are always together — they now own a fine store. Adeline Horton will he world-famous yet ; She writes news items for the Alexandria Gazette. John Doniphan now talks to his heart’s content. And his words over many countries are sent ; As a radio announcer, his voice you’ve heard — And he says many things which are really absurd. Frances Critzer I need not mention. For with her fame came much attention. She’s given first place as a domino shark ; “I can win every game,” she’s been heard to remark. For some time Douglas Peyton has been “up in the air,” And we’ll soon hear no more of this l indv aftair. Doug’s fortune will he made when he flies to the moon — When asked when he is leaving he replies, “VRry soon.” The next whom I met was our friend Allan Dennis ; It seems he’s perfected a new ])lay in tennis. Agnes Fairfax is well known on the stage. And I hear that her acting is all the rage. Margaret Craig is a nurse over at Walter Reed, And folks say she’s a very good nurse indeed. Martha Raggett travels about here and there. Lecturing to the ladies on “How to Dye Hair.” •»ir Page Forty five ||«- he ALE CKO Marshall Smith is a famous track man. And can juni]) even higher than ( )sl)ourne can. A portrait painted I)v Jester’s hand Has won him fame in every land. Margaret Hayden is a t ' jiist of the highest rank; She holds a fine ])osition in the Alexandria Bank. The Misses Duhorg and Richtmeyer are cpiite society hees ; Every summer they go North to enjoying the cooling breeze. Naomi Clatterhuck and Helen Zink into mv vision then appeared ; Naomi’s husband is hald-headed and Helen’s has a heard. Elizabeth Smith owns a tea room to which I’m sure you’ve been. For everyone in X ' irginia has heard of Dew Drop Inn. Lylith Nicholson exhibits the latest styles. Her famous creations are talked of for miles. Keith Martin, the youth with the golden hair. Builds marvelous skyscrai)ers high in the air. Caroline Peake as a dancer leads the way. , nd her name stands out on ( )ld Broadway. Clara ( loldsworthy, her old school chum. Upon the death of an uncle received (|uite a sum. Traynham Houston has discovered a metal rare. And now gives his friends a haughty stare. Cdadys Pierpoint, .still as tiny as ever. Writes ads that are really very clever. A newspaper office then api)ears, XVithin 1 see a maiden in tears. Helen jaffe. new owner of the Washington Times, Has misplaced the write-uj)s of two thrilling crimes. Ruby Anderson has become quite slim. And in our Alma Xlater teaches gym. Her cousin, Agnes Cooksey, is a baseball fan. And attends every game that she possibly can. Mary Saunders has retained her wit. And at the Fox Theatre has made a hit. Clarence Sweeley is Clara Bow’s leading man — And the idol of many a movie fan. Pagt Forly-six J| - FlttL ' he ALECKO Alas, this magic sleep is leaving me. And my vision is blurred when I chance to see A man with a heavy frown on his brow — Park Ticer — a dignified Senator now. I awake with a start and jump out of bed, And a frantic thought rushes through my head; Sui)]K)se 1 again break the tardy rule — Perhaps Pll he sent to Miss Cox after school. E. P.. ’t. 8 -J -»?[ Page For iy-seven 15 : Hast anb Testament OF THE Class of 1928 SENIOR CLASS POEM Though part of our life has passed away, On the threshold still we stand Ready to follow our destined way And obey the right command. Carefree davs of childhood have gone To leave room for maturer years. The day of life is at its morn: Now’s time to plan our careers. ’Tis sad that we classmates should drift apart To seek our separate ways. But always the memory is in our hearts Of our dear High School days. Vhen we have reached the goal of desire And attained the de]: ths of our will. In us forever will burn the fire Of a spirit that will not chill. This spirit we caught at A. H. S. And we’ll keep it through many a year; It will bring to us much happiness. That thought of the school so dear. O, teachers and chums, we hid you adieu ; Goodbye to the much beloved hall; In future years in whatever you do Don’t forget to remember us all ! C. K„ ’ 28 . Page Forty-nine J ' |«- “In some the genius is a thing apart. A i)illared hermit of the brain, Hoarding with incommnnical)le art Its intellectual gain . . — Lowell. ■ |[ Page Fifty ]|«- Page Fifty-one | ' e - Junior Class JUNIOR CLASS President Mkkcia Cash ' lee-President Marian Chadwick Secretary-Treasurer Mary Rkeves Adams, Roger Armstrong, Charlie Bachellor, Carter Bernhart, Helen Beal, Mae Bernheimer, Sam Blackwell, Howard Cash, Mercia Chadwick, IMarian Clinkscale, Clayton Cook, Bertha Cohen, Martin Cornell, Anahelle Cragg. Ruth Densmore, W’alter Devers, Oliver Devine, Mae Duhorg, Alary Foster, Clarinda Foster, i ' deury hloyd, Ruhy Gerher, Raymond Gorham, Robert Green, Rector Groves, Clara Griesemer, Ruth Hall, Catherine Haines, David Hicks, Ada Houston, Alargaret Janney, Jose])h Johnson, Julian Kelley, Julia Kleinman, Joseph Aliles, Thelma Alorris, Elgin AIcClelland, hDavid AIcGhee, Curran Aleeks, Frances Xelowitz, Jack Noble, (lordon Reese, Jack Reeves, Alary Sampson, hh ' ances Seahlom, Dorothy Schuman, John Schreiner, hVank Shaw, Cleveland Sisk, Garland Spear, Harry Smith, Rosalie Thomas, Zula W ' est, Nancy Walters, James Wayland, Clifford W igheld, Alaurice Wilburn, Eschol ■ 1 Page Fifty-three yr ALECKO “The past and present wilt — I have fill’d them, emptied them, And proceed to fill my next fold of the future.” — Whitman Page Fifty-four Page Fifty five Sophomore Class ALECKO SOPHOMORE CLASS JaMKS (tARVEV Gorman Rid( ' .ely M A R G A R E T vS C R ! V N E R Frcsideiit Vicc-PrcsidciU Secretary-Treasurer . Agner, Rol)ert Arniistead, Lynwood Ayers, ( ' .ibson Hagley, Sani FLackus, Curtis Backus, Franklin Rallenger, Catherine Berry, I yron Beverley, Carter Beverley, Marshall FFlake, James Brewer, Everette IFritton, Millie Briscoe, Bishop Brookfield, Eugenia Brown, Pauline Buddin, Frances Burrell, Fred Carr, W illiam Clifford, Charlotte Coffey, Christine Coffey, Iwndall Coffman, Mildred Colvin, Colhy Carjier, Russell Covington, Blanche Cragg, Virginia Davis, Wilson Dawson, h ' dith Darling, Isabelle Demaine, Itlizaheth Dodson, Ella Drury, Walter IDuncan, Guv Duncan, Boh Egghorn, IMargaret Ennis, I orene Fai rfax, Milton Frazier, Jeanette (Fallager, W illiam (Farvey, James Grinun, Aubrey Hagan, Mildred Hancock, Anna Haywood, James Harvey, Catherine Haines, Elizabeth Hill, Carey 11 ov, Dentf)n James, Marguerite lacohs, Andrew Johnson, Dorothy Jones, Louise Keys, Glena May King, Josephine Knight, Elizabeth Lanham, Howard Leadheater, IMilton Lindsey, James Loeh, iVhel Martin, John Martin, Charles IMankin, Ernest Morris, Elgin IMorrisette, drginia Moore, George Monroe, Virginia Aludd, Elmore Murphy, Francis E. McGowan, Richard Nicholson, Charles Noell, Alargaret O ' Neil, lAorothy Otley, Harold Parker, Richard IVvton, Carlin I’evton, George I itt, Frances Posner, Sam Reese, Eloise Ridgely, Nellie Ridgely, Gorman Riley, Adrginia Robinson, Ruth Sampson, (Feorge Shepherd, AVra Sinclair, John Sini])son, James vS])erling, Harry S] ' )erling, Jake ■Smith, Dorothy Al. Smith, Dorothy R, Smith, James Snyder, William St. Clair, Paris S])encer, Lois Tatsa])augh, Alary Thompson, Edith Thomas, James I ' urner, Gerald V ' ogt, Robert Welling, Robert White, Charlotte Williams, Charles Wiley, Richard hite, drginia Woolf, Robert Wilber, Alary Woods, Dorothy Walker, Flossie W ' est, Lindsey • ![ Page Fifty-seven jl«- ALECKO “Unbar the door, since thou the Opener art, Show me the forward way, since thou art g ' tiide, I put no faith in pilot or in chart. Since they are transient, and thou dost abide.” — Eiiicrso)!. 4 |[ Pase Fifty-eight ]| - Fifty-nine Freshman Class ALE CKO FRESHMAN CLASS President Bii.LV Smith ] ’ icc-Pvcsidcnt ....|. xE Xokford Sccrctar -T rcasitrcr XixA Bassist arnolcl, roherta clift. richard ervin. doris anderson. nellie may cook, julia ennis. willie mae appel. Stafford carey. aubrey ewald, Virginia a}’ers, edna may carr, malcolm fairfax, hilma ay res, rebecca claggett, wickcliffe florence, henrv alien, Isabelle clinkscale, dell fitton, bertram alien, paul carter, elmer fedder, bernice apperson, elizabeth carl ton. james fletcher, claude ayers, lena caton, mary fairfax, anna armistead, marye cash, valere finnel, f ranees bagget, Ida cohen, robert rioyd, kathleen barnett, marion cocbrell, marie foard, esther barnett, melvin cole, ] arker fones, evelyn bartlett, elmer cole, winton fonts, ruth bayliss, agues Clifford, gladys fulk, mary bachellor, jack cunningbam, margaret greenwood, margaret bender, robert cox, mary guckert, irvan bassist, nina cooksey, elvie gallagher, william bell, angela dark, lewis green, ida bernheimer, sigmund dark, william grillbortzer. fred berkow, ethel Cornell, fred griffin, arthur bishop, janice cox, evelyn grimm, courtland bladen, jean cook, celeste gaines, tilton book, randall delaney, Catherine grover, mary bolton, francis davis, haywood goodrich, joseph booe, alice decoss, mathew gorman, james broadbelt, evelyn denty, annie green, nellie brown, florene dienelt, doris Hancock, sidney bruin, eunice dean, ervin hoy, roherta brill, ruth davis, bernley haines, margaret buddin, nancy dobson, audrey Hawes, dorothy bohraus, louis decoss, Herndon hicks, margaret baumbach, helen entwistle, william Hayden, violet bray, ellsworth edwards, george hayner, mollie butler, Harriet evans, emma huftey, mallorv bingham, mary emerson, emma hardbower, william •»![ Page Sixty-one |i - ALE CKO hill, frank hammersley. frank horn, williani hepl)urn. frances Harrison . gertrude harrover, luther her rick, janies h(X)ker. sherman Harrison, anna hinton, inary Hepburn, evelyn Humphries, paul huinphies, pauline Higgin. henry Henrick, Harry hoeft. inagdalen Howard, esther Howard, jack Howard, el wood Humphries, rose jennier, roy jamison. russell Jacobs, lawrence jones, evelyn kirchner. mary kircHner. marguerite kelly, wilson kirchner, ella knight, lewis lindsey, robert langford. mary luckett, James lucas, thomas lamer, beverley lyons. william leadbeater. mary linton, florence lawler, frank major, lee moore. elizabeth moore. James mudd, clarence morris, Christine mankin, cHarles martel, margaret may, carroll mander, Helen major, alice moncure, marion miller, paul mclane, earl mcmenamin. alice mills, edward mumford. kenneth myers. earl moore, malcolm myers, Virginia mullin. Helen nails, archie nor ford, Jane nuttall. Stephen nattania. anthony o ' neil, david o’neil, treva lieyton. anna mae peck, evelyn pleasants, marie proctor, george jiarker, franklin l enn. Julian jdowman. Harry ] lowman. Ionise penn, dorothy park, sam padgett, leonard ])arker. blake pallant, edna ] allant. francis lieyton. wilbur pitts, margaret pullman. david pullman. fred painter. Josephine pride. Harriet pharr, george jienn. melvin jieyton, carl jnigh, Heatrice pul man. freida reid, mary register, eldridge roberts, eunice russell, william robinson. esther roliey, david ridgely, ellen robinson. william rock, oscar rawlette, evelyn reiss, teddy rogers, georgia reece, John ross, roselyn reid. franklin smith, william stump, cHarles spinner, william spurr, Helen scHelHorn, Ionise struder, mary simpson, anne sHapiro, ruth sprouse. henry six?rling, rose smith, douglas simpson, evelyn spinner, william shaw. margaret spencer, lois St. clair. paris scrivener, elsie schuman. alice scHuman, Virginia Schreiner, louis schelhorn. barbara simms, lambert simpson. lila snow, barbara studds, marshall Page Sixly-lwo ]| - stone, mercer schwarzman, harvey struder, willard stutz, janet suthard, f ranees Stanton, Caroline thomas, zula thomas, james thomas, mae trenary, francos thomas, mabel toms, arnold tatsapaugli, helen thomas, ernest travel ' s, hugh thomas, edgar thomas, earl trux, mary vozeolas, andrew vickers. elsie vernon, william vernon, thomas waiters, Catherine wells, raymond wilhurn, mary welch, John wells, manila wells, Sidney wakeman, elizabeth weaver, john wells, john wood, elizabeth Williamson, dorothy wilkins, lillian williamson, francis wilkins, kathlecn williams, audrey woolf, pattie williams, hattie • ![ Page Sixty-three ' he ALECKO THE HALL •»IC Page Sixly-four ]|«- ALECKO OF FAME Page Sixty-five JH SOCIAL EVENTS OF THE SEASON The first dance of the season was a huge success. It was given in the High School Auditorium, the night of ( )ctoher 7 th by tlie Senior Class. Many old graduates as well as non-graduates were there, and all seemed to have an enjoyable evening. Then, too, the George Mason team took full advantage of our invitation to attend the dance. The Sophomores were our next hostesses. They gave a very enjoyable dance on Xovemher 11th at old A. H. S. The floor was packed all evening. Everyone had a grand time. The Seniors e.xpressed uneasiness after this dance, because of the fact that our princijral, Mr. Moncure, attended the Soj)!! Dance and did not attend the one given by the Seniors. It did look suspicious, didn’t it ? To show the Alumni that we think of them often, the whole school got together and gave a dance in their honor just before the Christmas holidays. Practically all of the students attending college had returned ; they seemed so glad to get hack to their dear Alma Mater. Mr. Lindsey was a conspicuous figure and played his usual role. A ' e’ve certainly missed him here this year. Have you heard of our new Club? It is called the Monogram Club and is composed of hoys who have made their letters. This club joined with the Juniors in giving us our next dance, immediately after the Portsmouth game. The Ports- mouth hoys, for whom the dance was given, all seemed to have a big time. We certainly tried to show them an enjoyable evening. Of course, after the defeat they had just sufifered at tire hands of A. H. S.’s crack basketball team, we couldn’t ex]tect them to be in the best of moods. Mr. Moncure was certainly true to his j)romise when he gave us a dance immediately after the oratorical contest. Everything was done up in the inevitable Moncure style — and what more could we say? However, for those who aren’t accustomed to the good fashion in which our beloved princijial does things, we will add that the music was grand and everyone felt right at home. Words are mockery when we try to express our appreciation for such an enjoyable evening. One of the most unicpie and enjoyable swial affairs on our calendar was the Freshman Tackv Party, May 11th, given in honor of the Senior Class. Everyone entered into the sjfirit of the party, and long before the a] ]X)inted hour arrived, many foolish and tacky guests were on the scene, for they had been warned not to a])] ear in their Sunday best. It will l e a long, long time before the memories of May 11th have faded away from our minds. Page Sixty-;ix 4 || Page Sixty-seven ||«- Literary Society ALE CKO THE LITERARY SOCIETY The Theodore Ficklin Literary vSocietv has flourished this last year under the leadershi]) of Traynham Houston, its honored ])resident. Clara Mae ( joldsworthy served as vice-president, Agnes Kelley as secretary, and Helen Staples as treas- urer — distinguished officers, to say the least. Jack Doniphan, with the able as- sistance of Park Ticer and Helen Staples, has furnished some very entertaining and interesting programs. The subject of one of our earliest programs was Henry W ' oodfin Grady. His works and literary characteristics were discussed by members of the Society. Edgar Allan Poe, a favorite among the students, was discussed in due turn. Accounts of the lives of Lanier, Dickens, Abraham Lincoln, Washington, Sandburg, and a group of modern writers such as Zane Grey also held the attention of the Society at different times. At Christmas, an es])eciallv good program was had — refresh- ments were served! A debate on the indefatigable subject, capital punishment, proved exciting as well as interesting during one of our meetings. The Society pin. a new addition this year, is a small gold owl, representing wisdom, holding before it a book, bearing the initials T. F. L. S. The guard is a Gold A, attached by a tiny chain. Everyone is m uch pleased with these pins. The Society will continue its practice of giving letters to members for good and efficient work. Six points are required for a letter. These points are given for assistance on the program, filling an office, serving on a committee, taking part in dramatics, making a poster, or taking part in a debate. Many members will receive letters this year. W ' e are looking forward to several meetings. Some very interesting programs, and a delightful picnic are being planned by the members. It will not be j)ossible to record them here, as the Alecko soon goes to jmess. W e extend our best wishes for the prosperity of the Society in the future. |[ Page Sixty-nine J| - Pep Club he ALE CKO THE PEP CLUB The first meeting of the Pej) Clnl) brought almost every girl in school who had bought an athletic ticket, into its membership. It boasts of the largest meml)ership it has ever had, the total number being IKi. The first business transaction was that of electing officers, who were : Caro- line Kreuttner, President; Mary Saunders, Vice-President; Evelyn Pickett, Treas- urer; Nellie Ridgely, Assistant Treasurer; Lena Shapiro, Secretary; Frieda Men- delson. Assistant Secretary; and Nina Bassist and Jane Norford, Cheer Leaders. The next event in the Club’s activities was the initiation of the Freshmen, who were required to wear their dresses backwards and to how at the snap of an old member’s finger. Some of the Rats enjoyed this immensely. (So did the old members.) The most important occasion on the calendar of the Pep Club social activities is the football supper. This year our annual hanc[uct was held at the Lee Camp Hall amid maroon and white festoons of crepe j)a]rer and red candles, and the High School Alumni Orchestra, . gnes Kelley, Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, deserves praise for her work in arranging the program. The only flaw in the event was the fact that the clock insisted on working over-energetically. Page Sevenly-one ALECKO Spanish Club SPANISH CLUB During the session of 19‘2T-28, Aliss Carmen Andnjar, the Spanish instnictor in Alexandria High School, formed a Spanish Clnl), the first known in the history of the High School. (Officers elected were: Frieda iMendelson, President; Gilbert St .Clair, ’ice-President ; Alary Bnddin. Secretary; and Martha Baggett, Treasurer. A constitution, containing laws that we saw fit to make, was drawn np. One of them is the eligible law, which makes a student of Spanish a member when his grade is a “C” or over. The object of this club is to create a greater interest and appreciation for the Spanish language and customs. Onr programs always have some Spanish con- nection — a song, a dance, a poem, or a reading. AA’ith the dues we collect we hope to leave some books to the Library. (dnr meetings have been well attended and the membership has increased nearlv one-half of the original number. We feel that the clnb has been a success and hope that it will continue. • !( I‘aiie Seventy-two he ALECKO Latin Club LATIN CLUB " The strong in Life is strong in Death.” ’ho dares to say that Caesar, Cicero, and Virgil do not live, that Latin is a dead language? ( )ne glance at these wide-awake students, and your convictions die a natural daath. As Caesar triuni])hantly entered Rome, so we triumjdiantly completed a suc- cessful year in our cluh. ' I ' he members have shown interest in our prcjgrams hy their willingness to participate in the meetings and hy their faithful attendance. We have discussed such writers as Cicero, ’irgil, Caesar, and Horace. ’e have devoted several meetings to the di.scussion of myths dealing rvith legends of the ancient civilizations. But we should like to kee] foremost in your minds the de- lightful and most fascinating accomplishment of our term, our Latin magazine, to which all members of the cluh contributed material. The enthusiasm of the workers gave pep and reality to long ' -famous personages and made them immortal in our memories. ( )fhcers for the year were: Dorothy Richtmeyer, President; iMercia Cash. vSecretary-Treasurer. Miss Cobbs’ untiring efforts aided us greatly in launching a successful year. We are hai)py that we had so many jdeasant times together. Although manv of our dear chums will say good-l)ye in June, we determine to work with renewed vim to keep our standard high in the years to come. 4 |[ Page Seventy-three I he ALE CKO Thrift Club THRIFT CLUB This year the best project ever known was started — the “Thrift Club.” At hist co-operation was easily gotten, but althougb enthusiasm died for a while it was soon revived. The teachers were right behind us, and at various times a good ])ercentage was obtained. ' I ' be Seniors were the largest depositors. They realized the need of money for graduation, and were only sorry that they had not a chance to begin when Freshmen. Mrs. Elgin was supervisor of our club; her position was a verv responsible one. She is to be thanked for her interest, co-operation, and labor in launching this project. One member out of each room acted as cashier. As their job was no easy one, they also deserve much credit. W ' e feel as if this club has done much to encourage us to .save. W’e ho])e that before school closes one hundred per cent of the students will be depositors. • |[ Page Seventy-four ]!«• ALECKO WEARERS OF THE “A” AND MEMBERS OF THE MONOGRAM CLUB President I ’ice-President Secretary Treasurer .(lARi.AND Sisk Park Ticicr Allan DivNNIS [oE Blackwell FOOTBALL Lester ] IcMenamin Alarshall Smith Julian Whitestone Donald King- Rector Green Robert W est Paul Travers Garland Sisk Allan Dennis Harry Barnett Charles Armstrong Robert Baldwin Pete W ' illiams Marshall Beverley BASEBALL Marshall Smith Lester McMenamin Joe Blackwell Allan Dennis BASKETBALL Paul Travers Marshall Smith Lester McMenamin Garland Sisk Pete W illiams TRACK Kirk Lindsey Charles Violette Marshall Smith Lester McMenamin (larland Sisk Jack Doni| han Blake Parker Pete W illiams Donald King HOKORARY MEMBER J. F. W’ilson Page Sevenly-jive he ALE CKO HlS v- igh yiebi nac. Hoo-Hoo K£ JL») sc. Turhea doK ' - Toy bettey « i Jor-Sfe p ce. nfs. Kictre h Asleep ■Bill-) CnL hn3 R a. W -iats tJron uainp - To-s-t- Us girls j 1 Page Seventy-six ]i«- WHAT WOULD HAPPEN “IF”— Helen Staples didn ' t look at eyes Joseph were an “inkwell " instead of a “Blackwell " Clara were a “forest” instead of a “Grove " Mary Lee were “Black " instead of “White " Mary Magdalene were wrong instead of Wright Miss Ficklin didn’t quote friend “Bill " Mr. Tavenner were not in a good humor ■ Robert were a “Pippin” instead of a “Jfaldwin " Donald were a “Prince " instead of a “King " Gordon were “Wood " instead of “Stone " Clarence Sweeley didn’t have a “bright remark” Arthur were a “major” instead of a “IMinor " Everett “wouldn’t " instead of “Wood” Mary Buddin were not “giggling” John Doniphan couldn’t argue Carolyn were a “mountain " instead of a “I’eake” Agnes Kelley were not Irish James Saunders were not with Edward Tdenderson Miss Reardon couldn’t he “witty” Joseph were “morbid " instead of a “ Jester” Mary Saunders and Evelyn Pickett were not together JOKES Baxter : London is the foggiest place in the world. Jack: I’ve been in a place foggier than London. Baxter : Where was it ? Jack; I don’t know, it was so foggy. A monologue is a conver.sation with a girl. Kirk; Have you heard the latest Ford joke? Joe: Heard it? Man, I own it. A Sophomore is a person who waits for a Freshman to come along and push the revolving door. He: What’s that on your neck? She : A mole. He : That’s funny. I never saw a mole crawl before. [ Page Seventy-seven “Out of the Stillness” ALECKO DRAMATICS 1927-1928 A nivsterv storv, “( )ut of the Stillness,” was presented on March Hi and IT by the Senior Class. It afforded much anuiscment to an overwhelmin ' audience on both nights. The class feels that a better ])lay has never been ])rodnced than “CTnt of the Stillness.’’ The im])ersonation of Helen Sta])les as a tv])ical .American (hrl, Joe Black- well as Sheridan Iflair, and Agnes Kelley as Annt Lizzie, couldn ' t he beaten. W ' e have to thank f(jr the success of onr ]dan onr never-failing friend and coach. Miss Ficklin, who selected and directed a very fitting cast, everyone of whom acted his ])art with ease, ])oise, and success. To review the cast and to ])icture in our minds in the future: “Out of the Stillness’’ CAST OF CHARACTERS ( Named in order of api earance ) Marion Deering — To whom there comes a great exjierience Helen Staiples Bohhv Deering — Her ne])hew ' ..Frank Schreiner Aimee Billy Virginia Bobby’s Aliles ; Birthday Marjory | Guests George Bettv - f .Annie Simi)Son David Robey Sidnev Wells I lack Batcheller Bernice F ' edder David CT’Neill . Dell Clinkscale [ Harrv T’lowman Dorothv Richimever jume I Jane Carroll — , n arli.si Ethel — A friend Ifthel I’erkow Lucy — A maid Cecelia Hufty Mrs. Deering — Mother a la mode Caroline Krenttner Bvrne Sevmour — .An artist Donald King .Sheridan Blair — 1 ' h.e man ne.xt door Joseph Blackwell Eileen Deering — The would-he reformer A’irginia Leary • ![ Page Seventy-nine Natalie Deering — A young widow Alfred Tevis — Who steals hearts and other things Aunt Lizzie — ho meets the highwayman Jerry — The would-he reformed Bess Roberts — A guest at the dinner dance Tom Morgan — Her escort Cecile Tevis — Quick of wit and wily of stratagem Henry Jerome — M ho arrives unexpectedly Hamilton Whitney — Of the Secret Service Scene of Action Scene — A Summer Flome Time — About Ten Years Ago SYNOPSIS OF SCENES ACT I The hall in iMrs. Deering ' s countrv home. summer afternoon. ACT II .Again the hall — Three weeks later. ACT HI Same as .Act II. The next morning. Note : During the act the curtain is drawn for a moment to indicate the ]iassage of time. Business Manager — Aliss Alary Lee M’hite Stage Alanagers — Alessrs. A’iolette, Shaw and Cohen Puhlicitv — Aliss Alildred Bretz . t the Door — Air. Harry Barnett Alusical Numher.s — Aliss Berkow and Alessrs. Erancis. Fletcher, A’ezeolas and Drury 1‘Tirniture — Loaned by Air. Frank Alichelhach Draperies — Loaned by Swan Brothers d ' he Coach and Cast most earnestly thank all who have in any way helped make " ( )ut of the Stillness” a success. Hilda Lynn -Charles Strauss Agnes Kelley .. .Kirk Lindsey Alary Saunders James Eike Beulah Duhorg . Park Ticer Charles AAolette Page Eighty “ENDEAVORS OF 1928” By The Juniors and Seniors (Under direction of Miss Ficklin) Consisting of two comedies : 1. Norah Mixes In 2 . Please Stand By THE CAST Rosalind Hensey. Miriam Barney... Fanny Idee Jessie Shenny Grace Paxton “Norah Mixes In’’ Students at Lancaster College on a vacation in the country Dorothy O ' Neil Ada Hicks Bertha Cook Zula Thomas ...Nellie Ridgely Norah Angell. their cook Julia Kelley Miss Bettina Bridges, a native Frances Bnddin Sophronia Hedges, an intruder ..Mary Duhorg Nelly Snow Village Helen Bernhardt Car’line Snow Youngsters Marguerite James Mandy Banker, a widow Elizabeth Knight Mrs. Shenny, Jessie’s mother IMercia Cash Neighbors Ruby Floyd and Virginia White Villagers Pauline Brown and Charlotte Clifford Pa Hawley Ma Hawley Honeysuckle The announcer Violinist Singer Dancers Joe Joy and Nell Cantsing. Krazy Kat “Please Stand By’’ Park Ticer Ellen Painter Catherine Robey Robert Nugent Radio Artists — Part I Jack Nelowitz Caroline Kreuttner Mary Bnddin and Barbara Snow Charles Stranss and Blanche Covington IMary Lee White Page Eighty-one J|« ALECKO 5 = Radio Artists — Part II Goldy and Dusty Old-fashioned girl in Pianologue A and P Gypsies Tony - Big Brother Little Brother At the piano Jews Harpist Margaret Rudd and Agnes Kelley Evelyn Pickett .Margaret Craig and Baxter Cary ..Joseph Blackwell Gilhert St. Clair David O ' Xeill Ethel Berkow Earl Thomas STAEE Business Manager Mary Lee White Stage Managers Violette, Shaw and Cohex Publicity Illiss Mildred Rretz At the Door Harry BarxETT Furniture kindly loaned hy Michelhach Bros. ; Draperies. Swan Bros. The Coach and Cast are most grateful to all who have heljied make “The En- deavors of 1928” a success. Page Eighty-two Page Eighty-three ]| - A FACTUAL FABLE OF FOOTBALL Once upon a time there came to Alexandria High School a handsome coach, who was of Fisher design, and bore the cognomen of J. “Prex” Wilson. He worked hard and produced one of the best teams ever known. ' erily 1 say unto you. these boys who worked so hard and showed so much ability will some day be professional stars in the football world, showing up their rivals like a tin can on a sunshiny day at a tourist camp in Florida. The warriors labored and were as active as colts. Their goal was the cham- ])ionship. But, alas, only three hurdles stood in the way ; the championship was lost to Washington and Lee. • [ Page Eighty-four ]|«- ' T:he ALE CKO The hurdles were : St. John’s 0 Alexandria .... 25 George Mason 0 Alexandria .... 25 Central 12 Alexandria ... 6 Fredericksburg 0 Alexandria .... ;i2 Washington and Lee i Alexandria .... (; Woodrow Wilson 0 Ale.xandria 0 Emerson 24 Alexandria .... 0 Swavelv 18 Alexandria . .. 0 61 94 The warriors were : Captain William Travers, quarter-hack, and one of the best football players that has ever attended A. H. S., will not he here to share honors with us in ’29. We do hope that Billy’s college career will be as outstanding as his athletic career at A. H. S. Charles Williams, end, certainly has had a line career so far. Pete has the typical fighting spirit of A. H. S. He played especially well in the Central game. Julian Whitestone, guard, was an outstanding figure in many games. W’hitey is one of the best linemen the High School has known. Martin Cohen — that dashing, slashing, half-hack! We could always count on a couple of yards gain whenever he was handed the hall. Garland Sisk is one of the best tackles that has ever attended our High School. Garland was fine at bringing long end runs — to he. to an ahruj)t halt. We are very glad that we will have him next year. Paul “Chunky” Travers, half-l)ack, is a fine player. We can look up the records and find that “Chunky " has always been one of the stars. Donald King, tackle. We are very sorry that “D” didn’t make the team be- fore ’2T. Because of his fine ])laying he gained great fame. Allan Dennis — the little end who always had just a little more fighting spirit than the rest. Ho]: eful “Casey” ! “Casey” certainly was an ace when it came to intercepting passes. Lester McMenamin, full-back, was one fine player. His kicking and passing have been responsible for many of the victories won l y A. H. S. Harry Barnett, guard. Uncle Mike was one of the “biggest” helps the team has had. “Mike” has been our mainstay in the front line for the past four years. ■ f Page Eighty-five ALECKO Charles Peple Armstrong. Charlie won considerable fame in the Portsmouth, Central, and St. John’s games. His playing has been unexcelled. The substitutes were : iMarshall Smith, Gilbert St. Clair, Rector Green, Charles ' iolette, Arthur Minor, Wilbur Peyton, Jimmy Jones, Joe Jester, and Jack Reese. Marshall Beverley was the Manager; he was one of the most successful managers that has ever gone to A. H . S. And it came to pass that each of these boys acquired success in his own way and lived happily ever after. YE PEP CLUB ECHO And when that A. H. S. team falls in line, W ' e’re going to win that game another time. And for the A. H. S. we’ll yell, we’ll yell. And for the Maroon and White we’ll yell. We’ll yell a yell ! And we will tight, tight, tight for every yard ; Circle ends and hit tliat line right hard. And we will roll our opponents in the sod. In the sod. Rah! Rah!! Rah!!! • [ Page Eighty-six ]| - at , HeALECKO played side center against George Mason, our old rivals ; Frieda Mendelson, the guard with reddish locks, whose rival just couldn’t make a goal; Catherine Kohey, our other guard, who kept our riv al from making baskets; and Helen jaffe, another center, whose topping and passing failed to make her rivals feel any too good. By the following you will see that the Champion’s playing speaks for them. A. H. S 25 George Mason ... 4 A. H. S 29 Washington and Lee 9 A. H. S 38 Lee Jackson ... 16 A. H. S 38 George Mason ... 12 A. H. S 15 Washington and Lee . 9 A. H. S 17 St. Mary’s 2 A. H. S 15 Warrenton ... 10 A. H. S 21 St. Agnes ... 8 A. H. S 25 Jefferson ... 7 A. H. S 41 George Mason . . 4 A. H. S 17 Alumnae ... 2 281 83 ■sfL Page Ninety-onf J| - TRACK, 1928 The cinder path was crowded with candidates this year, and there was a reason. Alexandria planned the most extensive season ever. To start the season oft ' we were represented in the Devitt meet in Washington. Donijdian took third ] lace in two of the hnals. Beverley won a place in the heats, hut lost out in the finals. Alexandria will go to Charlottesville on the fourth and fifth of May to compete in the Mrginia State Meet. The largest meet ever held on Haydon ' s Field will be on May 19, when all the schools of Xorthern drginia comj)ete. Prizes will he awarded. It will he a hig day, which will long he remembered. After these two hig events Alexandria will he represented in a meet every week until the close of the session. With plenty of gtx)d material in the track candidates, we can look forward to some lively times. ■ fl Past Ninety-two ]| - he ale c ' ko NONSENSE TO MY TEACHER I do not love her anymore, I love her not — alas ! I do not love her anymore, Because I did not ])ass. — By a Senior. Mary Buddin : What tree do you like best. Ernie Taylor : Yew ! An Annual is a great invention The school gets all the fame. The printer gets all the money And the Staff gets all the blame. Have you seen my noteljook floating around on Sir Walter Scott? Miss Ficklin : W ' hy is English known as the IMother Tongue? Class : Why ? Miss Ficklin; Because father seldom gets a chance at it. Sweeley : You are so attractive, how do you keep girls away from you? Park : I eat onions. Freshie: Is the editor of The Alecko particular? IMighty Senior: Yes, siree ! She raves if she finds a period upside down. Seen in a Washington newspaj er : “House Pas.ses on Dam Bill” We wonder whose house it is and if the hill is for graduation expenses. Joke editors may toil and work ’Til fingertips are sore. But there remains some fish to say I’ve heard that joke before. - [ Page Ninety-three |S«- THE ALECKO STAFF This year the Alecko Staff has tried to change the order of the hook entirely, and to give von some originalitv. Ihe historical im]X)rtance of Alexandiia has been emphasized hy carrying out the Colonial theme throughout the hook. You must rememher that Alexandria is a very historical place containing Christ Church, The Masonic Memorial, The Carlyle House, Ihe Old Cannon, and the Old Ramsay House. As “Alecko” means “Alexandria Ecko.” we are trying to re-echo Colonial times in Alexandria. First of all we must thank the teachers and our i)rincipal for their help on this hook, jiarticularly Miss ( ireen, literary and art adviser ; Miss Reardon, financial adviser ; and iMiss Bretz, whose department assisted in the typing. Next come the students who have worked harder than anyone else for the success of this hook. The student who deserves the most jiraise is our Business Manager, Kirk Eindsey. Kirk has worked hard; as you know the joh of business manag er is no easy one. Everything went along smoothly; his success is ])ossihly his greatest recompense. Robert Baldwin, as Advertising Manager; Joe Black- well. as Circulating Manager; and X ' irginia Leary, as Editor, share alike in honors for once more puldishing a Ixjok of which to he proud in the name of the class of ' 28 of A. H. S. -»|( Page N inety-four he ALE C KO The associate editors, Hilda Lynn, Lena vShapiro, Lester MclMenamin, Helen Staples, and Ruby Floyd have aided to the greatest extent in the publication of this book. Joe Painter, Ruby Floyd, and Samuel Bernheimer have done much to make our book attractive by their art work. They deserve esj iecial credit, as we have no art department in our school. The drawings, which carry out the theme of the book, are entirely original ; they re] resent talent and hard work. We wish to thank the Lynchburg Engraving Company for the frames in which we ])laced our separa- tion page drawings, and for the heading and Senior panels. We have all worked with the idea of making this book the best ever puljlished by any class of Alexandria High School, and above all to give a joyful remem- brance of happy High School days. Business Manager Kirk Lindsey Robert R.vldwin Joe Blackwell Advertising Committee Assistants. Advertising Manager Assistant Advertising Manager. Beulah Duborg Dorothy Richtmeyer Joe Blackwell Park Ticer Clarence Sweelev Robert P aldwin - - ,-JoE LoEb Hilda Lynn Virginia Leary Evelyn Pickett Kirk Lindsey Catherine Robev Subscrii)tion Committee Circulation Manager Beulah Duborg Dorothy Richtmeyer Howard Blackwell Doris Ervin Joe Blackwell Bernice Redder Helen Tatsapaugh Joe Loeb Irvin Dean Aliss Green Faculty Advisers Miss Reardon • [ Page Ninety-five ]?«■ THE LAST LAP STAFF The Last Lap Staft ' has worked diligently this year to place a newsy paper in the hands of its suhscrihers. We ho]: e that this labor has not been in vain. A number of teachers have shown their interest by helping the students to ])ul)lish a successful school paper. We wish to thank them for their co-operation and we want them to know that we ap] reciate it. Miss Green, faculty adviser for the Editorial Staff, has never failed to help us with our burdens or to help us solve our problems. Miss Reardon, faculty adviser for the business staff, has efficiently handled the tinancial side of our affairs. The success of the Last Lap de|)ended largely on our financial status. At one time we were afraid that it would 1)C necessary to print all of the editions on the dittograph, hut ] Iiss Reardon came to our rescue with more money. Before any of our material was sent to the printer it was necessary that it he tyjied. iMiss Bretz had entire charge of this. We wish to thank Miss Bretz for her ])art in our work. Caroline Kreuttner, the Editor-in-Chief, deserves most credit for the success of the paper. She has never failed to recognize that along with the honor of the ■ r Page Ninely-six ]|«- ALECKO position goes hard work. Not only did she write many good articles for the pa]:)er, hilt she also showed tact and executive ability in the way in which she obtained the co-operation of the faculty advisers, members of the staff, and students. Our circulation manager, Joe Blackwell, has been right on the job. getting subscriptions, collecting hills, and circulating the paper. He has always been smil- ingly ready to greet some of us with “Have vou brought vour dollar for the Last Lap?’’ . Another person whom we should like to thank is Bob Duncan, Athletic Re- porter, for always having his work in on time. Virginia Leary and Ruby Floyd were willing ' workers ; they contriliuted splendid writings on the assemblies. Baxter Cary and John Doniphan contributed a lot of fun and nonsense to our paiier. The joke column brings hack to our minds many an amusing incident that happened at A. H. S. James Hike was a first-class news reporter, especially for the Literary Society. Other students who have heljied our pajier to he a success are : klary Saunders, Alumni reporter; Hilda Lynn and Helen Staples, Senior re])orters ; and Mercia Cash, Junior reporter. We wish all the success in the world to future Staffs of the Last Lap. Page Ninety-seven || - Jlutographs The Last Lap PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OF ALEXANDRIA HIGH SCHOOL Volumes Alexandria.Va., May 29. 1928 Number 7 GRADUATING EXERCISES IN AUDITORIUM BACCALAUREATE SERMON IN CHRIST CHURCH During Assembly period the other day the Seniors met to discuss various matters about the graduating exercises. After much discussion the class de- cided that they would like to have the Baccalaureate Sermon at Christ Church. The school board announced that the graduating exercises would be held in the High School Audi- torium. SENIOR PROM The first steps toward preparing for the Senior Prom were made when “Out of the Stillness” was produced. Fifty dollars from the proceeds of this play will be used for the dance. Harry Barnett, the President, se- lected an entertainment committee composed of Evelyn Pitekett, Park Ticer, ' irginia Leary, and Jack Doni- phan, who W ' ill have charge of the “most-looked-forw ' ard-to " social event of the scholastic year. Our auditorium will be decorated in green and gold, the class colors, and the stage will be decked with palms and ferns. Novel favors will be given, and dainty refreshments will be served. Mr. Friedlander will furnish the music for those who will dance for the last time to the tune of " Wash- ington and Lee Swing.” MUSICAL PRACTICE FOR GRADUATING EXERCISES Miss Munoz has spent a great deal of time coaching the Seniors for the musical program for the Commence- ment. THIS YEAR’S VICTORIES FOR A. H. S. Alexandria High Scliocd has made a good record this year in its compe- tition with other schools along liter- ary lines as well as in athletics. We started off by winning the State championship in basketball for Class B. The other day at assembly " Nick” Altrock presented the medal to the captain of the basketball team. This medal wall be ours for one year, and it will be ours permanently if we win the championship next year. How ' ard Blackwell won honors for his school in the National Oratorical Contest by winning in the group con- test. Aside from this honor, How- ard won a twenty-dollar prize. Martha Baggett and Gilbert St. Clair won second place in the State Championship Chemistry Essay Con- test. Each of these students received a book and a certificate. A shorthand and typing contest was held at Richmond on May 5. At this contest Fleury Foster won third place and a medal for shorthand, and ’ir- ginia Leary won fourth place in typ- ing with the same score as the per- son who received third place; ' irginia had only a few more errors than the winner. Helen Staples was given honorable mention in the National Short Story Contest with her story, “Jimmy Turns the Tables.” Out of ten thousand stories submitted to the contest, Helen ' s was among the first threi hundred. Aside from these victories by our students, our last year’s graduates have also made a good record. Only 7 per cent out of 2.7 students who attended college failed during the past winter. This gives A. H. S. a ranking of eighth place out of the fifty-six high schools of Virginia. CHARM (The Best Essay Selected from “The Senior Review,” a Magazine pub- lished by Miss Ficklin’s English Students. ) “Why are some girls shy and self- conscious?” " Nobody loves me” — “I’m not popular, I am a failure, I may as well give up!” Such are the cries of more than one modern flapper. This old-fashioned attitude of false modesty will never win one friend. Tears are hopelessly out of date I The girl who is 100 per cent mod- ern in the l est sense of the word, has discarded the whining, complaining mental attitude once and for all. She believes in herself and her capacity for charm and success, and she lives up to her idea of herself. We can’t all acquire the same kind of charm, but there are certain traits underlying all charm, and these traits we may well cultivate. Cou ' -age — that’s the secret of the “grand manner” of modern youth! “I’m a very remarkable fellow!” exclaimed the hero of “Seventh Heaven” to himself. Then he pro- ceeded to live up to his own idea of himself. To charm others, you must have courage to believe in yourself, know hat you, also, can be attractive, fine, capable of winning and holding love — then prove it by your appearance, manner and character. It you wish to l)€ hopelessly old- fashioned. actually out of place among modern girls and young men, just whine about your troubles, wail, and weep copiously on slight occasion, and cultivate super - sensitiveness, which W’ill cause you to suffer “hurt feel- ings” on all occasions. {Continued on page 3, columns) THE LAST LAP EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief Caroline Kreuttner, ' 28 Associate Editors Hilda Lynn, ’28 Mercia Cash, ' 29 Ruby Floyd, ' 29 Helen Staples, ’28 Assistant Editors Athletic Reporter, Robert Duncan, ’29 Alumni Mary Saunders, ' 28 Joke Editor Baxter Carey, ' 28 News Reporter James Hike, ' 28 Faculty Adviser Miss Green Business Department Business Manager....Kirk Lindsey, ' 28 Advert’s’g Mgr Robert Baldwin, ' 28 Circulation Mgr Joe Blackwell, ' 28 Faculty Adviser Miss Reardon Subscription Rates Last Lap $1,00 ( Issued at intervals of three weeks, entered as second-class mail matter at the Post-Office of Alexandria, ' ir- ginia.) V olume 8 MAY 29, 1928 No. 7 FAREWELL As this paper goes to press, there are only a few days left before another school year will end and another class will have completed its high school course. Although these seniors will go their separate ways — some to col- lege, some to work, and some into mat- rimony, none of them will ever forget the many happy and carefree days and the atmosphere created by their friends and teachers at A. H. S. Many of them will look back on tliese days and have the same feeling about them that Thomas Moore expressed in his poem : “Let Fate do her worst, there are rel- ics of joy. Bright dreams of the past, which she cannot destroy ; Which come in the night time of sor- row and care. And bring back the features that joy used to wear. Long, long be my heart with such memories filled ! Like the vase in which roses have once been distilled ; You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang ' round it still,” The seniors are about to step aside for the juniors to take their places, but before they do so, they would like to tarry a moment to wish their friends whom they are leaving all the success and happiness in the world ! “GUESS WHO!” (Best Poem Selected from “Junior Review”) He was a conspicuous looking gent — With a straw hat on his head, I thought sure it was gran ' pa. But he was home ’sleep in bed. He was tall and somewhat skinny. And he never had a care, -And the only work he had Was chasing birds that landed there. I ha e often watched him standing In the field of yellow corn. And I have often wondered. If he were a man forlorn. He was faithful as a greyhound. For he never moved nor strayed. But .stayed right in our cornfield ' here my brother and I played. But one day before the Harvest I was glad, he let me know That he wasn ' t any human. Just a friendly old scarecrow! By Pete Wii.li.- ms. A SCHOOLBOY’S AMBITION ( Selected from Spotlights on English V.) I go to school to have some fun, • nd you’ll bet your life I have it some. 1 bother tlie teachers all the day. ' Cause I can’t have fun any other way; I never study, by the way, I guess I ' ll be sorry for that some day ; I go to sleep and lose my place -And laugh at the frown on the teach- er’s face. I’ll bet a dime that I’m never on time; 1 never hurry so why should I worry? Studying’s a joke, bj the way ; I ' ll feel differently some day. I throw spitballs all over the floor And hunt for paper to make some more. I never study any more. Studying to me was always a bore. And I guess if I would use my brain It would turn cloudy and surely rain. By Ch. ri.es -Armstrong. LOVELORN YOUTH (Selected from “Sidelights” on English V.) .As I sit here, my darling, and g aze up at the moon, ■Away down in my heart I wish that I might see you soon. I wish that I might gaze right now into your sparkling eyes. But, ah, I have to be content with the stars high in the skies. — By Everett Brewer. ( Poor " Speed” ; it must be terrible to be in love.) BASKETBALL TEAM ATTENDS THEATER PARTY Coach J. F. Wilson invited the basketball team to attend a theater party on May li)th. This happy crowd attended the Fox Theater, and had a most delightful evening. Those who went were Coach ' ilson, William Travers. Paul Travers, Charles Will- iams, Garland Sisk, Robert West, Bennie Friedson, Cleveland Shaw, Al- len Dennis. Marshall Smith, Richard Wiley, and Lester McMenamin. THE LAST LAP TRIANGULAR MEET HELD For the first time this year the citi- zens of Alexandria had the pleasure of seeing a track meet held between George Mason, Washington-Lee, and Alexandria High Schools. Coach Wilson made all arrange- ments for this event, which was held on Alay 35, 1928. It is understood that George Mason and Washington- Lee have the best track teams ever to represent their schools. In a test run the other day, C. P. Williams ran the 220 low hurdles in 27 3 5 seconds. This is the best time made on this track this year. CLASS NIGHT Every year the Senior Class sets aside one night for class night exer- cises. Harry Barnett, the President of the Senior Class, arranged the fol- lowing program ; Address Mr. Moncure Class Prophecy Evelyn Pickett Class Will Helen Staples Class Poem Caroline Kreuttner This occasion was the last informal gathering of the entire class. Al- though the members will meet each other individually, never will the en- tire class be assembled in such a friendly gathering just for the pur- pose of talking over their affairs with their classmates. PROGRAM FOR COMMENCE- MENT EXERCISES Address to Students Dean Wilbur, George Washington University Speech by the President of the Class, Harry Barnett Valedictory Mrginia Leary Salutatory James Eike Merry June Caroline Kreuttner, and Chorus of Girls Song — Farewell to Thee.. ..Entire Class Distribution of Diplomas These exercises will be held in the High School Auditorium on the night of June 8th. JOKES Friedson; “How does one get down off an elephant? " Abramson: “I’ll bite, how? " Friedson : “One doesn ' t get down off an elephant, but one gets down off a duck.” Mike: “Have you ever seen ‘King Lear ' ? " Itlack : “No, but I have seen his brother Chandelier. " Dennis : “What makes petrified trees?” Gundy Davis : “I have heard the wind makes them rock. " Joe Kleinman, talking about L’Allc- gro: “Everybody likes sunsbine and moonshine.’’ Well, we don’t know about the sunshine. “A boy ate frog legs the other day; They think that he will croak. " “Tve been eating fish for years. And I can’t swim a stroke.” Country: “Have a toothpick?” Jake : “Thanks, I left my nail file at home.” McMenamin: “Have you read Lind- bergh ' s book ?” Miss Reardon: “Oui.” Houston : “She’s hard as concrete, you say ?’’ Garvey : “Yeh. Fact is, I took her for a walk.” Hee : “Hey, give me that shovel.” Haw : “That snow shovel ?” Hee: “Sure, it’s a shovel.” He : “May I hold your palm, Olive?” She: “Not on your life, Buoy.” He: “Then I ' m out of Lux.” She : “You sure are Ivory formed.” FRESHMAN CLASS GIVES A TACKY PARTY On Friday night. May 11th, the Freshman Class entertained the entire school at a tacky party, held in the .-Vuditorium. The Auditorium has rarely held such a collection of freaks as came to that party. Harriet Butler captured the prize as tackiest lady, and Cleveland Shaw received the title of tackiest gentleman, although he was, as Mr. Aloncure said, also a lady! The judges declined to select the tackiest teacher. Refreshments of home-made cake and punch were served. The Freshman Class is indeed to be congratulated for providing such an enjoyable evening. It has been sug- gested that this party be made an an- nual event with the Freshman Class as hosts each year. CLOSE RACE FOR HONORS The race for honors in scholarship was very close this year. ’irginia Leary, James Eike, and Mary Saun- ders all have made splendid records. So close was the competition that it was difficult to determine the ’aledic- torian and Salutatorian. After very careful examination of the records it was found that Vir- ginia Leary had won the place as N’alcdictorian, and James Eike as Sal- utatorian. All three of these students deserve special praise, as they won their dis- tinctions through hard work and ability. (Continued from page i, column j) Qiarni dwells close to every hearth- stone, part of every-day life, although some of us are too blind to recognize and encourage this elusive quality, and seek it in vain in far-away places and ( ' ivers ways. 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B.ARTON PHILLIPS Compliments of J.AMES REECE DUNCAN COU N S E L L O R- AT- L AW Aiexandri.a X.ATION.AL B.ANK BlII-DING 4|[ Page One hundred and fourteen ]| - ALECKO Compliments of Moncure, Davis Budwesky Attorneys-at-Law POTTEREIELD’S The School Store EMPIRE DELICATESSEN B. H. After, Prof. 720 King Street C. PONNET CO. FLORISTS AND PLANT GROWERS Ferns a Specialty 1019 King Street Phone 921 Compliments of CHARLES HENRY SMITH Attorney-at-Law PREMIER VIOLINIST Individual Instruction PROF. LESLIE RIDER 407 St. Asaph Street HOEFMAN, THE TAILOR 602 King Street Alexandria, Va. Phone Alex. 808 MEN’S SUITS MADE TO ORDER SODAS CANDIES MILLER’S Corner King and Columbus CIGARS PERIODICALS SHUMAN’S Bakery and C onfectionery 516 King Street Alexandria, ’a. WARFIELD’S PRESCRIPTIONS Breyer’s Ice Cream Soda, Cigars and CigarettCxS, Candy Cut Prices Phone 1+3 When Thirsty, Drive by Nicklin’s Registered Pharmacy And Get an Ice Cream Soda He Serves You at the Curb BREYER’S ICE CREAM Compliments of HENRY P. THOMAS Attorney-at-Law Compliments of HANNON E. NORRIS Attorney-at-La v G. G. WOLT, Florist Designing and Decorating Phone 171 901 King Street Alexandria, V’a. VIRGINIA DARE LOWNEY’S PURITAN HOME-MADE CANDIES PURITAN CANDY KITCHEN 1 1 02 King Street We have all the fancy flavors and fruits that will surely tickle the palate of any high school boy or girl DIENELT’S DRUG STORE Brewer ' s Ice Cream, Bure Phosphate 1113 King Street Page One hundred and fijleen |’=s4’ ALE CKO Compliments of ALLAN’S GARAGE Guaranteed Repair Work Compliments of JOHN BROOKFIELD, JR. DAN’S BARBER SHOP Good Service Altcays 404 King Street Alexandria, ’a. THOS. C. HOY EST. SHEET METAL WORK Sunbeam Warm Air and Furnaces 600 King Street Compliments of DR. J. H. BITZER Phone 114, Office Phone 281, Residence “Say it tcith Flowers” DAVID G. GRILLBORTZER WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL FLORIST SCHARTZ BAKERY Bread, Cakes and Pastry 102 S. Fayette Street IDEAL SHOE REPAIRING GO. 1201 King Street Alexandria, a. J. SHAPIRO MEATS, GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS Phone 601 825 Duke Streei XIENDELSON’S HARDWARE The Best for Less 1 1 00 King Street Compliments of TANCIL’S BARBER SHOP OSSIE AND ODESSA SMART SHOPPE FOR LADIES Compliments of THOMAS ik BLUMENFIELD ’irginia Bondsmen Commitments of H. H. WATKINS Steam and Hot Water Heating Compliments of D. E. BAYLISS Contractor and Builder Established 1899 H. FRIEDLANDER STAR CLOTHING HOUSE 410 King Street Telephone 247 Page One hundred and sixteen J|«


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