Alexis High School - Memoirs Yearbook (Alexis, IL)

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«i A a yiilHuij nut this Lunik, t W t Chi as 4jf IP l of Hit- llltrrr Umnl!Ir l r man hltHi?. All trtiuuancr a traycJiy. 4 « H t. " ?f3 ' c- c?c oy; ' ' .- The Future Building iltfi brauty is nnin aitrpasarh tlrr brauty of its jiurjioar. A High School The Alexis Ccmmunity Hig ' h School had been discussed for a num- ber of years in this community, but nothing definite had been done until the beginning of the year 1920. A petition was secured from County Superintendent Winbigler and a sufficient number of names secured asking the superintendent to call an election cn the 20th of Jfinuary, 1920. The people voted to establish a community high school by a vote of 534 for and 52 against it. Then a Beard cf Education was elected as scon as the law would permit. The first Board to be elected was as follows: W. M. Humph- reys, A. C. Bellinger, W. T. Holloway, Harry Bailey and Chas. And ar- son. Mr. Humphreys was elected as first president of the Board and Prof. I.ung as first secretary. Since the oganizaticn there has been two e]ecti(.ns and at each election the same members have succoeded them:elves. The Eoar-I row stands with W. M. Humphreys as pres- idem;, A. Beilinger secretary, Prof. Lung having resigned ai ' d Mr. Lellinger wn ■■ chosen to succeed him. We have been working continuously on perfecting the Commun ity High School. The building which we need has been planned by A ' .d- rich iiklrich of Galesburg and is a commodious building and when once com|)!eted will be a monument to the men and women who have made it possible. The Building will have enough room to accomodate all the courses that the best modern high schools of the day are maintaining. The year 1921 finds the school with an enrollment of one hundred rnd t:n str.- ' ents, seven teachers in the faculty including the Principal. Cv ' ng to complications of the Illinois school law we have been deby- ed in building. It seems that the Illinois General Assembly can not pars a law or make one legal, it must be passed in the supreme court and th:n by succeeding legislature. The new laws that are enacted in Illinois are very pecul ' ar to say the least. I he Beard hopes to begin work in earnest upon the new building and have it ready for school early in the coming fall. —Prof. J. E. Lung. Foreword The contents of this book is an expression of the life in our High School. As did the staff of the first volume of the Bee Hive we have tried to put forth a book that will be of interest not only to the students but to the Alumni of the old high school — for we are only a continued student body of that organization. To the student of today we hope this book will be a thriller and a recaller of happy days in the years to come. able of Contents Dedication Present Building • Future Building The Community High School Foreword Board of Education . ' Faculty Snapshots Seniors Juniors Sophmores " : Freshmen Literary and Organizations Music Orchestra Girls Glee Club Boys Quartet, Chorus Society Alumni Rumors and Romance .. , Athletics ■ , • Football Basketball Track . ; Snapshots Our Advertisers Advertisements ■ »■ " Bee Hive " Staff , ¥ ' » U k if A A BOARD OF EDUCATllON Mr. W. M. Humphrey ' ' r. A. C. Eelling-cr Mr. C. E. Anderson Mr. W. T. Holloway Mr. Harry Bailey (Not in picture) FACULTY A ' =2t John Ellsworth Lung, B. S., A. B., Superintendent. Eunice Emery, B. S., Domestic Science. Harold Gates, Coach, Chemistry, Manual Training. Helen K. Parrish, A. B., History, Dramatic Arts. John Ellsworth Lung, B.S., A. B., Superintendent — They were a long, long time in finding him, but at last their searches were awarded and now they say, " With relief you have paved our way and our worries are cast away. " Miss Eunice Emery, B. S., Lombard College, Natural and Domestic Science— Her domesticity really worries us — makes us quite ap- prehensive you know, what would school be without her? Mr. Haro!d Gates, Ph. C, Valparaiso College, Chemistry, Man-ial Train- irg and Ccach — He ' s the man that ' s up and doing and who made a real football team for our school this year. Mi-3 Helen Parrish, A. B., Northwestern, English, History, Dramatiq Arcs- — Her heart and hands are both open and free; she is a most sympathetic friend and instructor; what she has she gives and what what she thinks she shows. Louis McKelvey, A. B., Eiiglish, Public speaking, History. Lillian Treadwell, Music. Leo Doyle, Span ' sh, Lathi. Mr. Louis McKelvey, A. B., Knox, English, History — He makes US study, Oh so hard, and burn the midnight oil, but even then a better teacher than he would sure be hard to find. Mit s Lillian Treadwell, Adrian College, Music — They say " What mu- sic breathes so sweetly as a voice that ' s low and tender. " We know of none and all we wish is that she could come every day in- stead of twice a week. Mr. Leo Doyle, University cf Illinois, Latin and Spanish — If we were writing a song about him we ' d model it after " Some Little Bird. " The first line would be " You Little Birds, he used to call us, " and th e last perhaps " For all the Little Birds like you. " There ' s the idea. Roll your own. ► » • " 73 ee —ti- i Lb EDWIN ROHK " Eddie " ' (0b hnui bis tjriu iintb rrbmtuft frnm rbiu In rlnu 1 2, 3, 4 Member of Student Un .on; 2, 3 4 Football; 2, 3, 4 Track; 2, 4 Class Play; 4 President of Student Council; 1, 2, 3 Member of Clioni ' in I, terary Society. FERN ROBBINS " I slept au firramrb Ufr luaB brauty il uiakr aub fin that Ufr ta ftuty. " i, 2, 3, 4 Student Union; 1, 2, 3 Bndk- et Ball; 4 Calendar Editor of B.e Hive; 1, 2, 3 Philomatheon Society. LYNN WIXSON " Plug " " A fine uuUrii nf uinriJa a lO quickly Bl]Ot- " 1, 2, 3, Student Union; 1, 2, 3 Cleon- lan Society; 4 Class P.ay; 2, 3, 4 ' i rack. REBA LIKELY " Becky " " jpiraaitrr anb artinu makr tltr IpitrH sppm Btiort. " 1, 2, 3, 4 Student Union; 1, 2, 3 Class Basket Ball; 3 Secretary Philoma- theon Society; 4 Class Play; 4 Dele- gate of Student Council; 4 Circula- tion Editor of Bee Hive. MARCELLA FILLER ' Marm " " 3Jf xjuu rau ' i bv l]ajjtii|, lim ' i br aniitljt tg " 1 Student Union; 1, 2, 3 Philomatheon 2 Declamation; 1, 2, 3, 4 Glee Club; 1, 2 Class President; 4 Assistant Business Manager of Bee Hive. PHELIX NELSON " Plick " " e loagri ttitttl bwattip tl|itt attb altm " 2 3, 4 Basket Ball; 2, 3, 4 Track; 4 Football; 3, 4 Boys ' Quartette; 4 Class President; 4 class Play. HELENE FERGUSON " Pete " " S ualur atUnrt, nour ran prize it muir. 3t gtwa ttn tljouaanii mattura tu abnrr. " 1, 2, 3 Student Union; 4 Girls ' Glee Club; 1, 2, 3 Philomatheon Society. DOROTHY VELANDER " Dort " " i rrr ' fi tu tbr girl utitlj a brart anil a amilr, Hljo makra tl ia I nhblr of lifr uiortb uil ilr. " 1, 2, 3 Student Union; 1, 2, 3, 4 Girls ' Glee Club; 1, 2, 3 Philomatheon; 1, 2 Class Basket Ball; 2, 3 Declamation; i Literary Editor Bee Hive. ! e. 9 H » - . , . f ALLIE SHAVER " Toots " ■ rr air. brr maimrr. all mini aain a mil•r : (Tmtrtrnuii tluntuh cin . au yrutlr tluntnb rrtirr . 1, 2, 3 Student Union; 1, 2, 3 Philo- matheon; 4 Class Play. KOY EDGAR " Lucky " " Mixxh of AtliruB. rrr lur }.tart, (Stiir. (ib gtur mr. bark mg brart. " 2, 3, 4, Student Union; 2, 3, 4 Cleon- ian; 2, 3, 4 Football; 4 Captain Foot- ball Team; 3, 4 Basket BaM; 3, 4 Track; 4 Class Play. MARGARET MELLENY " Mag " " iKUlHHtt a uub . g ' lir ' a a ijaoh olh Brnut. " 2, 3 Philomatheon Literary Society; 4 Society Editor Bee Hive. EARL SIMCOX " Simmy " A Btamtrli brltnun- in mumnt Buffragr 2, 3 Football; 3 Track; 2, 3 Cleonian Society; 2, 3, 4 Boys ' Glee Club; 3, 4 Chorus. WILLIAM FARRELL " Bill " " JEIjr lab mifo put ptp in tt tngs. " 1, 2, 3, 4 Member of Student Union; 2, 3, 4 Football; 1, 2, 3, 4 Senior Class Play; 3 Orat on; 4 Business Manager of Bee Hive; 1, 2, 3 Cleonian Literary Society. DORIS ROHR " Skinny " " Aa true an M)c ntthlv to tl)t pair; or tljr iiial lo tl t hum. " 1, 2, 3, 4 Member of Student Union; 2 Girls ' Basket Ball; 3 Class Presi- dent; 3 Essay; 1, 2, 3 Member Cleon- ian Literary Society; 4 Class Treas- urer; 4 Editor of Bee Hive; 4 Secre- tary-Treasurer of Student tjnion. CLASS ROLL 1921 Roy Edgar Fern Robbins William Farrell Edwin Rohr Helene Ferguson Doris Rohr Marcella Filler Allie Shaver Reba Likely Earl Simcox Maruar t Melleny Dorothy Velander Phelix Nelson Lynn Wixson Sfarruirll to olh A. (£. , S " . JJtglit anJi buii, tl nugl) far amay ®ur brar ol A. (C. % S-, We ' ll httm of A- 01, % , r , r- " i - - Senior Class Colors — Orange and White. Motto — No Steps Backward. President — — — Phelix Nelson Secretary-Treasurer — — — Doris Rohr Delegate to Student Council — — — . — Reba Likely HISTORY Listen! My comrades and you shall hear Of the wonderful Senior Class career. We entered this building- in ' 17; Remarkable minds were plain to be seen. We joined the ranks with twelve in our class And semester exams were easily passed. We helped send the Sammies over the pond Bv buying a great big Liberty Bond. Our service flag with its stars of blue Signified that our school was loyal and true; And altho ' none of the Freshies could volunteer, We did our best till the end of the year. Hurrah! We ' re here at last as Sophmores Our first year ' s trials are finally o ' er. Three strangers on our roll, how great! In geometry we are all first rate. In all activities from the start Our class has taken a leading part. English teachers were plentiful indeed. " One half dozen was our share to heed. In October the " flu " raged very severe And we closed our school in dreadful fear. We have grown strong; we ' ll break our fetter And stay right on to something better. We are Juniors now, and oh how queer, We can ' t really believe that we are here. The Seniors seem to be uneasy, too. For fear they meet their Waterloo. Our professor worked with might and main To secure a school that would win us fame; The great election day came at last, The people could hurry none too fast; In thsir autoes they came in crowds to vote For the Community High School. You all must note Will bring us new honors, as the first class Of its alumni — first but not last. Th ' s year we sit in the Senior row. Very dignified, as you already know. We are looked down upon no more. But envied by Juniors and Sophmores. Tlie Fii2rhies meekly their eyes oft raise And stare at us with wondering gaze. This year our class won glory and fame l ' cr m football we lost only one game. We are satisfied from the very start • That we have endeavored to do our part. Much talent has been shown by our work. And I ' m sure our duty we ' ll never shirk. — Helene FergTison. «k A a IN THE YEAR 1940 The morning sun shone brightly on the white sandy path leading down the mountain side. As I started down from my cozy mountain cottage to the mail-box below which was only visited once in two weeks, Helene Ferguson called to me to wait a minute un- til she could get her sun hat and go with me. Then we started together and as we walked slowly along waiting for the lazy mailman we talked about our past and future Chautauqua work. After our College graduation we had begun our platform work as the " Velson Entertainers. " Now we were resting in our mountain cottage away from the world and its troubles. A big fat letter immediately attracted our attention because of the Australian post- nark on it. Who could possibly be writing io u.s from Australia? When we fpcned the letter we found that " Madame Guffonber ' . ' rr " (alias Doris Rohr) had started a chain of letters which she wished to circulate to all the members of the Alexis graduating class of ' 21. Happily the letter came to us last so we had the vrivile-ive of bearing from every member of the class before we returned it to Doris. She, our ever ambitious sec- retary, had gone to Germany to school after that country had reconstructed itself to a normalcy in the eyes of the rest of the world. Here she had become intimately ac- quainted with Count Guffonberger and had made herself famous by marrying that celebrity. She had sent the letter directly to Mr. Lynn Wixson who at that time was in France ro ceivrng a nobie prize for calculating the distance and successfully sending a man to Mars. In his part of the letter he mentioned having met Reba Likely who after being di- vorced twice had finally settled on traveling in large cities as an advertisement for " Djer Kiss " face powder. Ferne Robbins made her part very brief because she was working on a paper en- titled " The Bright Side of Matrimony, " which was to be read at the next Woman ' s Club. William Farrell modestly made it known that he was " some political boss " and that he was . itpecting to run for President at the next election. Allie Shaver was running a very exclusive " gown shop " on Broadway. She mention- ed that hei ' beauty parlor " was one of the most popular in New York. Margaret Melleny was at the head of an orphan ' s home in Kentucky. She was great- ly interestfc 1 in the chiidrens ' cause and was doing her best to give them proper care and protection. Earl Simcox was the manager of an electric light plant in Tokio, Japan, but as his wife was dissatisfied with the climate he expected to return to United States shortly. Edwin Rohr, our class cutup, was making a tremendous success on the stage in playing the role of " One Lamp Louie " in the movie " Going and Gone. " Marcella Filler was a manicurist in Chicago. She had been disappointed in love and as a result was bitterly opposed to men. Phelix Nelson was creating a sensation in the world by performing great miracles as a surgeon. He was experimenting with a serum to prolong the life of white mice to two hundred years. Then the last letter was from Roy Edgar. His explained the Australian postmark. He was successfully running a coffee plantation in Australia. As a side line he was train- ing kangaroos to jump the rope. Doris had kindly requested that no person should keep the letter longer than was necessary and so Helene §.nd I added the story of our " entertaining adventures " and mailed the interesting chain to the charming countess at once. Dorothy Velander, Cla.s.s of ' 21 oemor Class Will We, the class of 1021 of the Alexis Community High School, City of Alexis, County of Warren, State of Illinois, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and declare this to be our last will and testament, by hereby revoking all former wills and testaments made at any time by us, do bequeath Earl Simcox ' s ability to make four credits in five months to Frank Mathers. We bequeath to Ruth Donaldson, Phelix Nelson ' s ability to become skinny. We bequeath Lynn Wixscn ' s ability to bluff his way through to any one who wishes to loaf on the job. To Helen HoUoway, we leave Reba Likely ' s wonderous love for the boys— of other schools. We bequeath Dorothy Velander ' s and Helene Ferguson ' s studious and upright habits to simple Freshmen. We leave Edwin Rohr ' s ability at football and track to Dan Sedwick, hoping he will fulfill the position as faithfully as Eddie. We bequeath Roy Edgar ' s ability to captain the footbal team and win the fairer sex to Howard Bail ey. We leave Bill Fairel ' s love to quarrel with the fairer sex to any hen pecked man in school. We bequeath Fern Robbin ' s habit of " slipping by " in English to any one who is bothered with said subject. We bequeath Margaret Melleny ' s quietness to fastest talking girl in school. We bequeath Doris Rohr ' s unlimited knowledge to be equally divided among the Junior class. We bequeath Allie Shaver ' s ability to be studious in Gates ' assembly to Dort Greenwell We bequeath Marce ' .la Filler ' s numerous suitors to any girl in the Junior class who needs them. We appoint Prof. John Ellsworth Lung sole executor of said will. ' Witnesses: Signed: Jesse James and Saint Peter. Senior Class Written by Roy Edgar •n e, JUNIOE €LA TcTD Rcw: Frank Purlee, Charlotte Donaldson, Dale Wixson. 2nd Row: Ina Cooper, Marth-v Palmer, Harold Blayney, Gladys Reem. 3rd Row: Annabell Driffill, Helen Hcllowav, Vivian Sedwick. 4th Row: Madaline Lung, Glen Algren. 5th Row: Made- line Simc-ox, Mare-aret Houston, Caroline Enderline. 6th Row: Mary Downer, Frances M Kelvie. 7th Row: Frances Farrell, Elsie Pendergast, Esther Simms, 8th Row: Louise Burns, Marcia Page, Dorothy Greenwell, Lawrence Line. 9th Row: Winifred Smith, Merle Melleny. Clarea-e Patterson. junior Class Hi ory Once upon a Septembsr morning, while we sat there weak and shaky, Steadily gaz ' ng toward the Seniors — dignified as those before — While we studied, often gaping, suddenly we heard a whispering. As though some one soon forgetting what the schoolroom was for, " Only seme Senior, " we thought, breaking rules within the door. Msrely this and nothing more How well do we remember when in the cold mid-winter. Each peppy Freshman warmly clad with caps pulled low, Swiftly coasted down the hillside — eagerly thinking of the morrow. Our hearts beat joyously — joyously for the coming honors. For the rare and radiant medals which the judges would present. Only this and nothing more. Then behind the rose and golden curtain lay our Sophmore H. S. years; We were thrilled and filled with fantastic terrors of Geometry; Then to cheer our toil worn faces; the Freshies gave a hard time party. Famous and numerous were our athetes; First and foremost was our chorus. When we were Sophmores. Presently our high school days were fewer we were Sophmores no longer As the Juniors of 1920, truly we wished to be a credit To the new Community High, so our athletes joined in making A winning football team, winning honors o ' er and o ' er; Scarce could we believe twas true — till the season was all through. This we did and lots more too. Peering deep into the darkness, long we stood there,wondering, fearing Dreaming dreams of our Senior year that no class Ever dared to dream before. — Ina Cooper Junior Class JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS President . . . ..... Secretary-Treasurer Delegate Marcia Page Clarence Patterson . . Harold Blayney CLASS POEM My Ens:lish teacher is so grand, He pumps and pries to beat the band; I sometimes wonder if its true, If he knows as much as he wants me to. He gets me up before a class so large. And although I look quite wise. He pumps and pries at me so hard, That when he ' s through, I think I ' m some one in disguise. The lessons I had learned so hard Before my class time came, : Al ' vani.=hed before his piercing glance, In blue smoke and flame. • . lie n ks me many questions hard. And has me do a ' lot of real stiff things; And it makes me wonder if it ' s true, Whether he knows as much as he wants to do. — Esther Sims. CLASS ROLL Frank Purlee Charlotte Donaldson Dale Wixson Ina Cooper Martha Palmer Harold Blayney Gladys Reem Annabel Driffill Helen Holloway Vivian Sedwick Madaline Lung C enn Algren Madaline Simcox Margaret Houston Caroline Endcrline Mary Downer Frances McKelvie Frances Farrell Elsie Pendergast Esther Simms Louise Burns Marcia Page Dorothy Greenwell Lawrence Line Winifred Smith Merle Melleny Clarence Patterson a 4 4k A « EYEKYrHING TTY WORDS; NOTHING m IDEAS Sophmore Class Top Row — Ruby Ashley, Earl St George, Gladys Dean, Violet Carson, Elizabeth West, Evelyn Foster, Avis Bridger, Edith Simpson, Catherine Shunick. Center Row — Emma Krey, Mildred Sharer, Cecil Bair, Ruth Donaldson, Hazei Simp.son, Frances Macki ' n, Louise Bengtson, Don McKelvey, Beatiice Lauivbtad. Bottom Row — Gayle Brown, Dale Laughead, Howard Bailey, Harry Mann, Jeff Strode, Frank Mathers, Robert Burns. SOPHMORE CLASS HISTORY Up to the High School Building of fame, We the Fieshmen in " nineteen-nineteen " came. On that pleasant morn of the early fall, We entered that academic hall. Over the stair steps, winding down, boys and girls from Alexis town; Fourteen girls, with books and slate; thirteen boys, some often late, Cams to the old brick school. We Freshies that morn looked down and smiled on one, For President Evelyn, that Freshmen dear, led us through our first High School year. Up rose our president, and firmly said: " Let ' s give a party to the class ahead. " " All agreeing may please answer T, I ' m sure we can, but we may all die, For the Scphmores are strong and reckless, too, Lets ' s show them hard times — Do you think that will do? " So we gave them a party f wonderful kind And the Sophs all said " they ' d a beautiful time. " And then came the happiest time of our life. Our president declaimed and won the strife. Thus ended our struggles in Freshman land. We take up our studies, for now as Sophmores we stand. Now We ' re in harder lessons and more to do. But were sure to learn, and we know she ' s true — Who ? Do tell me. I failed to mention That we chose a new president — Frances Mackin — Who ' ll help us through our sorrows and trouble. Like any good leader, she ' s willing and able. On October twelfth, Cafatera day arrived. We Sophmore girls all worked and strived With the help of others, we were loyal and true. And gave all our money to football dues. Later to the Freshmen we gave a weinie roast, But some didn ' t come and could not boast; For a few stayed away and failed to find Where the Freshies had their wonderful time. Still later an oyster stew we gave For the football boys; the proceeds we saved. Thus ends semester one of the Sophmore class. We hope the second may be as happily passed. Since we always tried to do our best We ' ll not be defeated, but stand the test. —Elizabeth West, ' 23. • 4 4 Sophmore Class President — Secretary-Treasurer Delegate — Frances Mackin Herbert Brown Frank Mathers HIGH SCHOOL LIFE Everything new and exciting At the beginning of the year, Everything ' s going on nicely Until examinations begin to appear. The teachers forget to get easy As they liked their teacher to do, And they give us a lot of hard questions Instead cf the usual few. But we must suffer in silence, Strain our nerves till we ' re nearly dead; Till it comes our time to reign over Some other poor students head. — Hazel Simpson CLASS ROLL Ruby Ashley Gayle Brown Ijerbert Brown Cecil Bair Avis Bridger Howard Bailey Robert Burns Louise Bengtson Dale Laughead Frank Mathers Gail Patterson Harry Mann Frances Mackin Donald McKelvey Emma Krey Violet Carson Gladys Dean Mildred Sharer Hazel Simpson Edith Simpson Kathryn Shunick Jeff Strode Ruth Donaldson Evelyn Foster Beatrice Laughead Elizabeth West Earl St. George An emptj rattle wags on Freshman Class Top Row — Florence Selmon, Lawrence Reynolds, Marie Bair, Clark Brown, Tay ' or Downer, Helen Atk:nson, Richard Edwards, Elizabeth Ballinger, WiiLam Allen, Thurlow Page, Leslie Enderline. Center Row — Mabel Otten, Hope Holloway, Aileen Anderson, Bertha Line, Willard Hall, Viola Meeker, Dan Sedwick, Pauline Denniscn, Noah McFarland, Oileitha Downer, Gladys Sharer. Bottom Row— Dale Greenwell, Leonard Criswell, Samuel Meeker, Harland Edwards, Clifford Reem, Harry Oliver, Beryl Stover, Cecil McKelvie, Clifford Algren, Kenneth Bellinger. Freshman Class FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS President Noah McFarland Secretary-Treasurer Beryl Stover Delegate Thurlow Pu-e HISTORY Have you heard of the wonderful Freshman class, Which no other could possibly surpass? Merely reciting four lessons a day, And then of a sudden, Ah! but stay, I ' ll tell you what happened without delay. Rejoicing the Freshman into fits Frightening Seniors out of their wits. Have you ever heard of that, I say? Four and thirty of us did come; And by us great things were done. Through our Center and our Left End, Many of the enemies lines did bend. And then again you must confess. Our box social was a grand success. CLASS ROLL Helen Atkins Willard Hall Eileen Anderson Ray Loquist Willam Allen Bsrtha Line Clifford Algren Cecil McKelvie Kenneth Bellinger Viola Meeker Elizabeth Ballinger Noah McFarland Marie Bair Mabel Otten Clark Brown Harry Oliver Leonard Criswell Harold Pittard Pauline Dennison Thurlow Page Oileatha Downer Clifford Reem Leslie Enderline Laurence Reynolds Har ' and Edwards Gladys Sharer Richard Edwards Beryl Stover Dale Greenwell Florence Selman Hope Holloway Dan Sedwick ' ' Dad " Dorland " Dad " Dorland, a fine old man is he. He has now entered upon h ' s sixth year of service for the Alexis school and is probably better known among Alexis psop;e and " kids, " than any other person connected with the institution. It is " Dad ' s " job to see to it that our class rooms, campus and things in general are kept " spick and span " , and the fact that he is always on the job is evidenced by the frequent way in which the visitors speak of the cleanliness of our campus. The writer feels all to weak to say what ought to be said about " Dad " and what he has meant and is meaning to each generation of Alexis students. He is acquainted with the present student body, and many of the old " grads " recall with pleasure the acquaintanc and interesting talks they have had with this grand man, who swings ths dust pan and broom. " Dad " has welcomed many a group of green, grassy, repugnant Freshmen to the halls of this school life, only to sit in assembly four years later to see them, young and gay, leceive their diplomas and pass cut into life ' s school, there to take their place in the world. Because of " Dad ' s " willingness to help everybody and to do his share of work and give the right service, he has a warm place in the heart of every Alexis student. There has been a bond of friendship formed which shall never be broken. We are proud of the fact that he is " Our Dad, " and we hope that he will live to see many more generations of students come to the Alexis Community High School in wliich he has seen fit to invest his life. e Student Council Edwin Rohr Rsba Likely Phelix Nelson Marcla Page Harold Blayney Frank Mathers Noah McFarland Frances Mackin Thurlow Page Self government was instituted in the school this year with the ehction of a stu- dent council, a representative group of students from the different classes, headed by the President eltcted from school at large. Throughout the year this organization has conducted pep meetings, cooperated with the faculty in maintaining order and student discipline and striven to promote school spirit and student welfare. A splendid record of accomplishment marks the first year of it ' s beginning. THE MAIL-BOX " Jake Hockinberry went out to the mail box just as scon as he had finished his dinner. That morning he had noticed, with indignation, that his name had been almost erased from its tin sides. He gather, ed his brushes and paints together and sat down on an old soap-box. The mail box needed an entirely new coat of white paint. This went on quite easily. Then he began laboriously to paint his name in red. While he was painting the first letter he began to chew vigorously en his wad of tobacco, making his goatee bob up and down with a motion similar to that of a rabbit ' s nose when he nibbles new clover. He divested himself of his coat after he had finished the second latter. The next letter, c, curved itself into a queer looking, hunchbacked figure. Jake eyed his work thus far ruefully. It was a mess and he knew it. He brushed some white paint over it and then, after adjusting his spectacles to a dangerous angle on his nose, he began again to paint the red letters. When he reached the fourth letter for the second time he sat back and grinned fatuously. It was entirely sat- isfactory this time and so he finished his work with pa ' nstaking deliber- ation. Then he called Mandy, his wife, tc have a look. She came to his side and viewed it critically. Then she stepped back a little ways and gazed at it again. " Blessed, if I know what ' s the matter with it, but somethin ' s wrong " she said after she had cocked her head sideways and stood in every direction from it that she could find. " Here, Trix, get out of that paint. " The dog, who had been unnoticed until now, went over to his mistress and fondly rubbed his coat, which was full of paint, across her apron. With a shriek of rage, she kicked him away and went in the house. Jake picked up his belongings and went to the barn. Later his neighbor while coming home from town remarked to his wife: " Well, look there, Maggie, if Jake ain ' t gone an ' painted his name on his mail-box. " " Yes, " replied his wife, who had sharper eyes than the rest of them, " and he has made the i look like an 1 and called himself a huckleberry. " — Dorothy Velander " AN UGLY DUCKLING A group of five girls were sitting beside the open-place in the living room of Edith Hall ' s country home. Four of them were enthusiastical- ly planning a party which Edith was giving. Amy Martin sat as usual and just listened. Now and then she gave a little sigh as some one of the girls related some incident which took place at the last party they had gone to. They were trying to decide what boys they could depend upon to be there. " There is a perfectly stunning young man comes out of that house across the street every morning, but he simply will not look at one of us, " said Edith in a hopeless voice. " He was to the social at the church the other night and I was introduced to him. I met him the next morn- ing on the street and I thought surely he would speak to me but he didn ' t even look at me. " : Each of the girls had some story to tell about their adventures with the ' perfectly stunning young man ' except Amy. Amy had not said a word since the girls had begun talking about the party. She got up and excused herself when the other girls began talking about the young man across the street and hurried for home. Arriving at the gate she foiand that she had forgotten her rubbers They were on the hearth in the room where the girls were. Amy turn- ed and went back for them. As she reached the door of the dining room she heard Molly Brown saying, " I suppose that Amy will have to be included? " " Yes, but I don ' t suppose she w 11 come. You know how afraid she is of the boys, " answered Edith. Amy did not go in after her rubbers. She went home without them. So that was what the girls thought! They thought she was afi-aid of fellows! Well, she would show them something. She would go to their party and she w ould go with a fellow, too. Yes, she would go with Allen Warren, the young fellow who had moved in next door — the fel- low all the other girls had tried to attract and had failed. But she would not fail! Then perhaps they would change their minds and she would be the ugly duckling no Jonger. The next thing to decide was how to meet him. It was Tuesday and the party was to be Thursday. She spent the rest of the afternoon and evening in thought. That day the sun had shone brightly, the snow on the walk in front of her home had melted. " If it freezes to-night I can do it, " she told herself as she dropped off to sleep. It seemed as if Fate was with her for the next morning was cold and windy. She was up early and stood, hidden from view by a curtain which was drawn partly aside. She watched the people as they passed picking their way along the frozen walk. Suddenly the curtains were drawn to-gether and Amy Martin came quickly out of her home just as a young man across the street came in view in front of his own home. They both reached the end of Amy ' s at the same time and he looked up from his feet and spoke. As Amy turned the corner her foot slipped on the ice. With a low cry she fell forward. Allen Warren caught her and held her long enough to bring a blush to the girl ' s cheek. " All right? " he asked, simply. She thought she was she told him, and after thanking him she tried to frse herself from his grasp. But he had mistaken the quiver in her voice for cn3 of pain and had kept a firm hold on her arm. As she stepped forward she swayed a little then sank back in his arms. " You had better let me help you back home, " he offered, and with an arm supporting her, he led her back into the house. He made sure that she was resting comfortably before he left her, with the casual remark that " he would drop in that evening to see how she was. " As soon as she heard the front door close she rose and went to the w. ' ndow where she watched him until he was out of sight. " WeEl, " she declared, " if all young men were like him I would soon loose my reputation for being afraid of them. " True to his promise Allen Warren rang the bell of Amy ' s home at eight o ' clock that evening. He was surprised when Amy, herself open- ed the door, and invited him in, but a still greater surprise was waiting Amy ' s girl friends, for before Allen left that evening he had promised to accompany her to the party. The following evening no one enjoyed themselves any more than Amy unless, indeed it was Allen Warren. As she presented him to the others Amy smiled mysteriously as if she had found out some thing that the others had not meant for her to know. The girls were unable to wait until they should have Amy to them- selves and one more impatient than the rest whispered enviously, " Amy how did you ever do it? " The answer came in just three -words. " Just vamped him, " and she refused to tell any more. — Mary Downer » • IP k oems TO MARCIA When the days are rather lonesome And the nights are dull and blue. Just think of Phelix Nelson, For he surely thinks of you. Very well do I remember The night I met you; That ' s the night when all my longings And all my dreams came true. Very well do I remember The things you said to me; So let us cease to worry C ' f what +h( ' future may be. You ' ve brought sunshine into ' my life. And the sunshine has hit the spot. So last, but not least, I hope there ' s a chance For " The Man That God Forgot. " — M. L. " ANY PUPIL TO ANY TEACHER " The hours I spent within your class r Can mean naught but exams to me. I think of them, and saddened, sigh They ' re tragedy! they ' re tragedy. Each hour a test, each test I ' d flunk. In quizzes still my thoughts are flung. And always fail to satisfy. If I fail more my swan song ' s sung. Oh futui-e test that terrify! ■ . Oh puzzling questions, asked in class! Before each test I cram and strive Only to pass, teacher, only to pass. A. C. H. S. Orchestra standing — G. Brown, Howard Bailey, Lynn Wixson, H. E. Robinson Jr., Don McKelvjy Samuel Meeker. Seated — Viola Meeker, Beatrice Laughead, Edith Simpson, Elizabeth West, Hazel S mpson, Harold Blayney, Harry Mann, Harry Oliver. Owing to the fact that this organization was not started until the second semester of this term, it has not yet reached the touring or jazz stage. However, the few mem- bers who have had the grit to stick with the work, and who have faithfu ' ly met each Monday night, are progressing nicely and promise the nucleus of an orchestra for 1921-22 that will be the pride of old A. C. H. S. As is a ' ways true with every new school organization, many members promised to take active part in the orchestra but conflicting attractions, etc., played havoc with many good intent ' ons and the orchestra as it now stands is Dale Wixson, Violinist; Harry Mann, Cornet; Harry Oliver, Cornet and drum; Elizabeth West and Hazel Simp- son, Piano. Just keep your eyes on the A. C. H. S. Orchestra next year and make up your mind to be part of it now. I H. E. Robinson, Jr. Girls ' Glee Club Ton Rcw-Helene Ferguson, Viola Meeker, Elizabeth West, Hope Holloway, Dorothy Top Kcw g « ;; fi ;|j3i n ' Holloway, Winifred Smith, Esther Simms. Center Kow- Edilh Simpson, Hazel Simpson, Louise Bengtson, Evelyn Foster, Ruth Donaldson, Frances Mackin, Charlotte Donaldson, Beatrice Laughead. Bottom Row-Caroline Enderline, Dorothy Velander, Margaret Houston, Martha Palmer Oileathe Downer, Mary Downer, Marcella tiller. Although the Girls ' Glee Club have been working under difficulties it has done sur- prisingly well. They have been unable to have a set hour for rehearsal during the day but have given part of their time after school. They hope next year to appear before the public as well as they did before the Literary societies this year. First Soprano Elizabeth West Dorothy Greenwell Esther rfimms Louise Bengtson Frances Mackin Charlotte Donaldson Margaret Houston, Martha Palmer Marcella Filler Mary Downer Second Soprano Hazel Simpson Evelyn Foster Oileathe Downer Viola Meeker Alto Helene Ferguson Hope Holloway Edith Simpson Ruth Donalson Dorothy Velander Director — Lillian Treadwell. Se:on:l Tenor Second Base First Tenor First Base bale Wixson Frank Purlee Pheiix Nelson Lynn Wixson The most popular organization of the new high school is the boys ' quartet. They have made a big hit with the school. Their part in the school functions and society meetings is looked forward to with enthusiasm. This is the first year that Alexis has had a boys ' quartet and we are all pleased with their efforts to please us. Chorus The chorus under direction of Miss Lillian Treadwell, is perhaps the most active group among the musical organizations, this year, rehearsal being held once a week. The group has sung at different times before the schoal in assembly and Literary pro- grams. The real success, however, is hoped for at the end of the year. •4 CAFATERA DINNER On Tuesday, October the 12th, the Donestic Science girls under the supervision of Miss Emery servel a cafatera dnnner to the public. About noon there seemed to be a magnetic force drawing the passerby into the school house and directly into the domestic science labratory where the girls were serving a ' ' swell feed. " As usual the girls were given the hearty support of the public and they cleared $67.10 which they turned over to the school to be used for football benefit. On the night of December 3rd, the pub ' ic was generously entertain- ed by the !• re--hman Class when they gave a Box Social and Operetta in honor cf i he foocball boys. Much competition was aroused between the bidders cn the boxes and caused " lots of fun. " After this siHcess the Freshmen were considered royal i ntortainers and loya ' . f tudnts as they donated their proceeds which amounted to to the Stuflent Union. Thr Sophmores, under the direction of Miss Emery and Miss Matson served an Oyster Supper in the Masonic Hall, November 18th, 1920. The class cleared $29.50 which they gave to the school for football bnefits. Early in the fall the Sophmores entertained the Freshmen at a weinie roast. Each Sophmore brought his or her " best friend " and all enjoyed themselves. Mr. McKelvey surprised them with his ability to smg so many funny songs and Miss Parrish led a snake dance which proved highly entertaining. About five car loads of the said party got lost and caused much excitement until their " return to camp. " The verdict of the evening was — " A Swell Time. " FRESHMAN BOX SOCIAL SOPHMORE OYSTER SUPPER SOPHMORE WEINIE ROAST JUNIOR— SENIOR BANQUET Thursday evening, April 28th, the Seniors and Faculty were guests of the Juniors at the annual Junior-Senior Banquet. The Seniors vow that never before was a more royal banquet given to any class. Arriving at the school house the guests were shown to the checkroom where they were assisted in removing their wraps by two handsome maids (Frances Mackin and Evelyn Foster). From here they were ushered into the cozy parlor where Vietrola music was enjoyed until dinner was announced. Then they were taken to the Hotel de HeMu- Armonville (the assembly room) where their hearts were immediately lost to the Juniors for their clever and artistic manner of arranging their dining room. The tables, seating four people, were beautifully decorated and lighted by candles. The room seemed an " earthly paradise " with its big floor lamps, palms and orchestra music during the serving of dinner. The menu was as follows :- Fruit Cocktail Potatoes La baronne gravy Roast foula La Dressing Buttered Peas Tea Biscuits Combination Salad Wafers Cream of Kisses Ma poupee Mints Clarnet After the dinner appropriate toasts were given, Miss Mary Downer acting as toast mistress. Upon departure the guests voted that the Juniors were the most elaborate entertainers of any Junior class that ever chanced to pass through the schools of Alexis. SENIOR CLASS PLAY The Class of 1921 presented their class play, a four-act comedy drama at the Melba theater. May 3 and 4. It was entitled " A Southern Romance. A large and attentive audience was present both nights. It was a drama of the reconstruction period following the Civil War and a very interesting play. The cast was as follows :- Howard Emery, the hero, from the North Roy Edgar Colonel Howard, Soutern Colonel, father cf Barbarra. . .Phelix Nelson Barbarra Howard, heroine, a daughter of the South, . . Marcella Filler Caroline, the colored Mammy Doris Rohr George, her " narvous " husband William Farrell Mrs. Riggs, strong for borrowing Dorothy Velander Martin, the villian, who held the mortgage Lynn Wixson Miss Martin, his sister, an old maid Alhe Shaver » The Alumni The object of this Association is cultivation of social relations and the perpetuation of fellowship among the Alumni and former students, the advancement of the interests of the High School and the extension cf its influence. It has been through the efforts of this wide-awake, live organiza- tion that the Community High School has been made a reality and the opportunity for education in the High School of Alexis has been ex- tended through out 53 sections. None will take more interest this summer in seeing the erection of the new Community High School, nor more pleasure in knowing that the future students will be able to enjoy privileges which were denied the Alumni. The social relation of the Alumni organization is established by the Alumni Banquet which is held each year. After which a business meeting and election of officers is held. The officers which were elected for 1920 were: Secretary — Marguerite Mackin President Rose Edgar Vice President Bruce Purlee Advisor Mary Thompson — Frances Matson «i A A OurA - B-Cs — stands for Alexis, our good little town. P — stands for Bee Hive, we all like to read. — stands for cases, we all do get. . P — stands for Doyle, our intelligent Spaniard. F — stands for Emery, our some classy cook, p ' — stands for Fame, that we read of in books. — stands for Gates, our superior coach. J-J — stands for History, in which many turn pale. — stands for Index, we students use much. J — stands for Joking, we all dislike. — stands for Kicks, which are made now and then. J - — stands for Lung, our some smart Prof. . - — stands for Mac, who we wouldn ' t call short. — stands for Notes, a student ' s great folly. Q — stands for Orations, which are given with ease, p — stands for Parrish, who we all like to see. — stands for Quietness in the students study. J - — stands for Roads, which are sometimes muddy. 2 — stands for Student, of which we have none. " P — stands for Treadwell, who sure can sing some. U — stands for the Union, to which all students belonj. — stands for Victory, which we always get. --stands for Work, we all like so much. — stands for Xmas, when we get a vacation. Y — stands for Yelling, we all do so well. 2 — stands for Zeal, which we have nix. What Do You Think About This 111 Information has been received that Mrs. Brown, who was spend- ing a vacation of several weeks in Colorado, was killed in an auto accident over long distance telephone by her husband. Lynn Wixson — " My ancestors came over in the Mayflower. " Bill Farrell — " Yes, but the immigration laws weren ' t so strict then as they are now. " Mr. McKelvey — " Have you ever done any public speaking? " Roy Edgar — " I once proposed to a girl over the telephone in my liome town. " A Negro ' s Prayer " Oh Lord, give Brother Jones the eye of an eagle, that he may see sin from afar. Glue his ears to the Gospel telephone and connect him with the central skies. Illuminate his brow with a brightness hat will make the fires of hell look like a tallow candle. Nail his hands to the gospel plow and bow his head in some lonesome valley whsre prayer is much wanted to be said, and anoint him all over with the kerosene oil of thy salvation and set him on fire. " Too Late Frank Mathers to Photographer — " I don ' t like those plates at all. I look like an ape. " Photographer — " Ycu should have thought of that before you had them taken. " Phelix Nelson — " Ed, what ' s your favorite wild game? " Ed Rohr— " Football. " Polite Hint Mr. Gates — " I say, do you ever play anything by request? " Delighted Musician — " Yes, certainly. " Mr. Gates — " Then I wonder if you would play dominoes until i finish my lunch. " Mr. Borland — " Was your garden a success this year? " Mr. Lung — " Very much so. My neighbor ' s chickens took first prize at the poultry show. " Just Overhea rd Mr. Doyle (coming into office) — " Good moning. Miss Treadwell, and what are you going to do? " Miss Treadwell — " Oh, I ' m going to keep house. " Mr. Doyle — " Oh! I didn ' t think you would take me up so quick. " In Physiology Miss Emery — ' T mma, what are the three parts of the brain? Emma — " Cerebrum, cerebellum and maeduUa oblongata. " Miss Emery — " Now are you all sure that you have them? " Dale Wixson in History — " Offices are given to men who are vacant. ' l e, Mistook I waited for her on the porch; The sky was black as ink. The roses red breathed incense round; The tree birds chirped, I think. Soon came she softly to the door And groped to find the light. I did not want the darkness spoiled; I love to love by night. I clasped her in my eager arms — Our lips met one another. She screamed, and pushed the button on. Ye Gods! It was her mother. Phelix — " Well, Doc, did you get the dime cut of the boy that acc-ideiit- ally swallowed it? " Doc — " Yes, and two and a half out of the father of the boy. " " How do you like it here? " asked the Cape Colony girl to the new girl next door. " I like it. We got crematsd cellars, cemetry plumbing, elastic lights and a hoosit. " " What ' s a hoosit? " " Oh a bell rings. You put a thing to your ear and say ' Hello ' and then some one says ' Hello ' and you say ' Hoosit ' . " Mr. Farrell (With Newspaper) — " Do ycu know William, that every time you draw your breath some one dies. " Bill — " Wel l I ' m sorry; but I can ' t help it and if I quit drawing my breath I ' d die too. " " How is it, " demanded Mr. Lung, " that I scarcely ever find you fel- lows at work when I come in? " " Well sir, " replied Mike, " It ' s on account of those rubber heels you wear. " Miss Parrish— " And then the knight ' s heart was filled with joy, for he saw by the wayside a beautiful damsel. Now you all know what a damsel is don ' t you? " Ralph Johnson — " Yes, teacher. — a small plum. " Sorry -« » M WOMEN When Eve was full of woe, Adam called her " Woeman. " But when she began to woo him he called her " Wooman. " Now men have so many whims that they call them " Whimen. " A LATIN POEM (Found in some one ' s Caeser bo ok.. Lightibus outibus in parlorum, Boyibus kissibus sweet girlorum; Dad ' bus hearibus louda smakorum, Comibus quickibus witha cluborum Givibus boyibus harda spankorum; Boyibus landibus cuta the doorum, Getibus upibus witha limporum, Swearibus kissibus girli nomorum. A mother entering her boy into a new school said: " Little Frankie he is so delicate, und so if he iss badt — und he wall be badt sometimes — joost lick the boy next to him, und dat will frighten him. Phelix: " We had a contest to see who was the prettiest girl in the Senior class. " Marcia: " How did it come out? " Phelix: " One girl got two votes. " Mrs. Greenwell: " Why don ' t ycu wear your calico dress any more? " Dorothy: " Oh, I just hate to see myself in print. " SO BE IT Cotnposed by a Freshman Poet Am she gone Or is she went Has she left me all alone Will she never come back to I ? Or I ever go back to she ? It cannot was. SIGN AT OCCULIST P— X — Y — O — Q N — R — Z — S — I Dr.: " Can you read that? " Y — B — O — E — T Dale Laughead: " Sure, but I can ' t pro- nounce it. ATILETIC CONCERNING THE SEASON The year of 1920 proved to be a recaller of memory. The A. C. H. S. foot ball team matching the old A. H. S. team of 1912, who held their own against Burlington, Moline and Galesburg. Like the old 1912 fighting machine the boys of 1920 were unable to secure a game with their old opponents— the Maple City. If it could have been sched- uled it would have been one of the scrappiest games in the history of both schools. The Maple City team was a smooth running machine that would have found sand in its gears playing the Alexis team this year. Herbert Brown, better known as " Brownie, " received a fractured arm the night before the initial game. This was a real loss to the team because " Brownie " proved to possess no mean ability as a foot ball player in the last few games of the season, in which he was able to play. This was the only injury to the team until the Abingdon game in which our full back (Mathers) received an injury to his knae. Frank ' s fighting determination would not let him be idle and he miss- ed only a few quarters during the whole season. Our fourteen-year-old center (Bellinger) right guard (Patterson) and right half (Likely) were the only men who played every minute in every game of the season. The season started with very little enthusiasm but soon the pep and fight were shown on the side lines at every game and overflowed to the field enveloping the players who answered with flashy and dar- ing playing. ALEXIS 117 — WATAGA 0. In our 1920 debut the squad of A. C. H. S. walloped the Wataga High School team by a score of 117 to 0. Their team had material for a good team but lacked experience. This game proved a disappoint- ment to Coach Gates as he wanted to pick the men for their various positions according to their playing but the game was such a walk-a- way that he was unable to determine their playing ability. » A A ALEXIS 27 — STRONGHUKST 0. The Noonan field was the scene of action when the Stronghurst team invaded our territory. The purple and white team matched us m weight and also in confidence. Stronghurst won the toss and chose the north goal. After receiving they went South with ever increasmg speed until Likely intercepted a forward pass which proved to be the turning tide of the game. Because Stronghurst failed to get close enough to the goal to cause any anxiety until the last few minutes Alexis fumbled. Stronghirst recovered the ball but could not pierce the remodeled steel line of Alexis in four smashing plunges. The game ended with Alexis ball on Stronghurst ' s 9 yard line, that team being penalized in her last effort " to snuck one over. " ALEXIS 53 — KNOXVILLE 0. The A. C. H. S. mainta ned their record of not having been scored on so in the season. Our team outweighed that of Knoxville yet they had a lot of fight and speed. The Knoxville team was crippled twice during the game. In the beginning their quarter-back was laid out and soon after on the kick- off the ball hit their center in the face, laying him out. Captain Edgar took advantage of the soft picking and gave the subs a chance of showing their ability. Dale Laughead showed up in fine form for a sub and promises to be a leader in the coming year. ALEXIS 14 — ABINGDON 13. We invaded Abingdon (much in distress) for Abingdon had gain, ed the name of " The Giants. " They were giants in size but not in grit. We fought an up-hill battle the whole game but joyously came out on top. We were handicapped by crippled members — Purlee was sick along with Capt. Edgar, who had in the previous game injured the muscles in his leg. Both boys were impatient to get into the game when they saw the rest of the boys fighting, not only against a bunch that outweighed us 15 lbs to the man, but the officials too. We suc- ceeded in " snucking " one over in the first three minutes of the game. The first quarter being entirely ours while the second quarter was in Abingdon ' s favor, and she secured her f rst touchdown, although she missed kicking goal. In the third they got another one over, this time kicking goal, giving her the lead 13 to 7. This put the old " fight to win spirit " in the boys and we smashed through " the heavy opposing line repeatedly. Then Mathers went through the line for 10 yd. and a touchdown. This was the best record of the season despite the fact iliai it was the first time we were scored on. ALEXIS 24 — ALEDO 0. Playing ten minute quarters on a wet field made fast foot ball treacherous. The ball was hard to hold our fourth shut out game of the season. A record breaking crowd stood in the drizzling rain, urg- ing us on with their repeated calls to make it " peppy. " Moorehead and Terry starred for Aledo while the whole Alexis team played at par. Aledo ' went steadily down the field, to within four yards of their goal. Here we held them for their four downs, after that we were never in danger of being scored on. Likely made the best play of the game running 46 yds. for a touchdown. 4 ALEXIS fi5 — ABINGDON 0. Playing the greatest game of the season we walloped the heavy Abingdon team again to the tune of 65 to 0. To try to pick stars for Alexis would be to slight the rest of the team for every player played a real game. Abingdon missed her only chance to score when she fum- bled near her goal. During the game Algren made three touchdowns, thi.s was duo to the good interference and invincible holding of the line. Alexis won a hard fought game when we went up against Aledo for a second time. Over confidence nearly lost this game for us. Likely made our lone touchdown and Mathers kicked goal. We received the finest of treatment and a square deal all through. The score even does not show how close this game was. The boys from Galva have always been a hard playing and well coached team. They were speedy and had lots of punch but we were out for their scalp and we got it. This, our first defeat of the season, was a severe jolt, but it brought us back to earth for our Thanksgiving game. The Toulon elev- en were " some huskies " and used their weight to advantage while we played the poorest game of the season. We could only smile and take our medicine, The Thanksgiving game was a real game with some real thrillers. It was a br lliant ending for such a successful season. Alexis played a mn-r-h better game than the one with Toulon. Lafayette went through cur line time after time for thair downs. They were near their goal and tried a pass which was intercepted by young Algren who ran 96 yds. for a touchdown. Edgar also pulled a thriller for the spectators when he picked fumble, tore through the entire Lafayette team without a man for in- terference and placed the pigskin behind the bars. After this game we were invited to ' the Masonic Hall where we .sure made up for our previous " fasting " . ALEXIS 7 — ALEDO 0. ALEXIS 7 — GALVA 0. ALEXIS 7 — TOULON U. ALEXIS 32 — LAFAYETTE 7. HAROLD GATES Coach With considerable raw ma- terial he worked out a machine before which the victims fell one after an- other. It is generally ad- mitted ' that he developed the best football team ever turned out under Alexis colors. We are hoping that we will be able to secure his services next year. ROY EDGAR Captain With two years ' experience and a level head, he was as good a leader any team could desire. With quick thinking wonderful passing and hard playing he instilled into ev- ery man on the team to play their position with the same grit and " never give up " feel- ing with which he played quarterback. His services ■will certainly be missed next year. G. Alg-ren— Left Half Back F. Mathers— Full Back I. Likely— Right Half Back W. Farrell — Quarterback K. Bellinger — Center E. Rohr— Right Guard C. Patterson — liight iackle. F Purlee — Left Tackle. C. A ' gren— Laft End. G. Brown — Left Guard. H. Brown— Right End. P. Nelson— Right Tackle. ue Th( Season R econ TEAM Alexis Alexis Alexis Alexis Alexis Alexis Alexis Alexis Alexis Alexis SCORE 117 27 53 14 24 65 7 . 7-- - ■ ,7 32 TEAM Wataga Slron-hurst Knoxville Abingdon Ahdo Ab ng ' don Aledo Galva Toulon LaFayette SCORE PLAYED 0 Here 0 Here 0 Here 13 There 0 Here 0 Here 0 There 0 Here 33 Here 7 Here Basket Ball Team standing— Frank Mathers, Glenn Algren, Coach Gates, Frank Purle?, Phalix Nelson, Roy Edgar. Seated — Robert Burns, Dale Wixscn, Thurlow Page, Gayle Brown. Although our basket ball season was not the success that our football season was we have hopes of showing our worth and ability next year. SEASON ' S SCORE TEAM SCORE TEAM SCORE PLAYED Alexis 27 Woodhull 13 Here Alexis 14 New Boston 32 There Alexis 20 New Boston 14 Here Alexis 5i» Viola 10 There Alexis 18 Kirkwood 41 Here Alexis 7 Aledo 57 There Alexis 12 Roseville 25 Here Alexis 7 Kirkwood 26 There Alexis 17 Aledo 21 Here Alexis 16 Woodhull 12 There Alexis 4 Roseville 29 At Monmouth Alexis 31 Orion 17 Here Track Last year the track team was made up of new men. They attended the Military Tract meet at Elmwood, the Lombard meet, the Gales- burg meet and Warren-Henderson meet held in Alexis. Bruce Purlee was the star winner of the squad. Capt. Harold Arm- strong was strong in discus and high jump. Others on the team were Frank Purlee, Earl Simcox, Roy Edgar, Edwin Rohr, Phelix Nelson and Glen Algren. The track team this year is a well balanced team. The team is weak in dashes but unusually strong in the field events. The first track meet of the season was a dual meet between Alexis and Rose- ville at that place. Alexis won with a score of 47-68. The team expects to compete in the heavy schedule of meets this year and have hopes of winning honors for the old A. C. H. S. The men who expect to compete are Capt. D. " Wixson, Purlee, Edgar, Mathers, Algren, Burns, Rohr, Simcox, L. Wixson, Nelson and Blayney. Second in Military Tract At the Military Tract Meet held in Knoxville May 6, the team won second place with 13 points. Purlee won first in discus, 101 ft., 5 in. Edgar won second in shot put and Algren broke the javelin record of the Military Tract, tossing it 142 ft., 6 in. for first place. Sixth at Macomb In competition with 26 schools at Macomb May 14 Alexis placed sixth, Purlee winning first in high jump, 5 ft., 5 in., Algren won sec- ond in javelin and Purlee second in discus. Dome ic Science standing — Mildred Sharer, Cecil Bair, Louise Bengtson, Emma Krey, Violet Carson, Ruby Ashley, Elizabeth West, Beatrice Laughead, Frances Mackin, Hazel S.mpson, Ruth Donaldton, Catherine Shunick, Avis Bridger. Seatsd — Miss Emery, Instructor. The Department of Home Economics embraces all phases of the life of the hom?, and it has been planned to fit not only the needs of the girl who will continue her training in college, but particularly the girl whose schooling will end with the high school life. The Food Classes teach the student the planning of meals while the Clothing Classes teach not only practical work in buying, designing and making of garments, but also theoretical work in textiles. Accidentals and Incidentals (Too Late To Classify) COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM Hold at Presbyterian Church, 8:00 p. m., May 31, 1921 Class March — " The Gladiator " (Sousa) Bessie Britton Music High School Chorus Invciation Rev. J. S. Pollock Vocal Solo Lillian Treadwell CLASS ADDRESS Dr. John Conger, Knox College Presentation of Class to Board of Education Prof. J. E. Lung PiCCitation of Diplomas W. M. Humphreys, President Board of Education Mu3ic — ' Woodland Call " (Rhys-Herbert) High School Chorus Benediction Rev. G. J. Cardy ? A Word of Advice Oh yes, we all laugh when we see an old lady trying to look like a ycung jady. Ihen if perchance you have met an old joke aM dressed up trying lo look like a new one just laugh. Ed — " Do you notice Reba wants her finger in everything? " Roy — " Yes, but she prefers an engagement ring. " Hazel — " Poor Swede, he has such bad luck. " Toots — " How ' s that Hazel? " Hazel — " Why didn ' t you hear that he broke the best records the Mil- tary Tract Association had ? " After The Duel Suffering from the blows of another ardent suitor Kenneth was tfvken to the Doctor s office. Upon regaining consciousness the Dr. askcci Kenneth, " What are ycu? " " Fm half Irish, " replied Kenneth " And what ' s the other half? " " Holes and bandages. " Bill ' s Legacy To whom it may concern: I hserfuliy recom-.nend my old girl to any undergraduate young man wanting a suitable dating companion for next year. She is a good dancer, She is a good looker, She is a good listener, She isn ' t too good. She is an excellent pedestrian, in fact, she will always say that she likes to walk, although she is not prejudiced against a car. She is a fairly light eater except on Sunday. It is advisable to eat table d ' hote on Sunday. Sho i , a woman ot deep emotions whom you only will be able to thrill. She has, to the best of my knowledge, absolutely no ideas of her cwn cn any subject, except you. My sole and simple reason for quitting her is that I am leaving school. Treat her right. She likes to be treated. ' he " ySee 4 A 9 1 ' uwm4 cope APPROXIMATELY CORRECT OCCUPATION Being Nice Keeping Busy Everything Smooth nig His Hair Locking for Ford Coups Talking Being Neighborly Shocking Seniors Playing Pool Powdering Nose Tormenting Teachers Washing His Car? Finding New Words Guarding Esther Having a Good Time Cutting Classes Teaching something to knownothings Watching Swede Talking to Florence Translating Cicero Making His Class a Paradise Helping Everybo ' dy Playing for Boys ' Quartet Looking Nice ] Assembly Entertainer | Doing for Others I Writing to Harold | Keeping Jay from getting lonesomei Keeping everyone busy | Smashing Hearts i Teasing the Girls Getting athletic record for A. C. H. S IS Small Dependable Model Girl Slender Dated Regularly Anti-Bee Hive Quiet Skinny A Bluffer A Coquette Ambitious A Speed Demon Very Exact Some Boy A Sweet Maid Undecided A Jolly good Fellow i Well Liked i Clever A Scholar A Lively Chap Tiny A Smart Girl Some Football Player A Caeser " Specialty " Fond of Giants Talkative Good Student | Fond of jokes — on other people A Vamp A Wee Lad Always Busy LIKELY TO BECOME Ex-Senior Efficient Teacher Some one ' s daughter-in-law Short and Fat? Cook for Two Prohibitionist School Teacher A Blonde? Don ' t You Know Missionary World Renouned Orator Remains to be seen Great Speaker Football Player We Wonder Pres. of C. B. Q. An Early Riser Just Guess A Heart Breaker A Nurse Famous Athlete Please don ' t ask us A Music Teacher Coach of A. C. H. S. Military Officer Can ' t tell that either An ideal Housekeeper A " hello " Girl Prof, at Knox College Second Theda Bara Tall as Louis Mc. A Benedict » • » M . H o r o s AS LOTTED BY THE STARS NAME Helene Ferguson Dorothy Velander Marcel la Filler Phelix Nelson Ferne Robbins Lynn Wixson Margaret Mellenny Doris Rohr Edwin Rohr Reba Liksly Bill Farrell Roy Edgar Helen Holloway Kenneth Bellinger Allie Shaver Fnrl Simcox Mr. Doyle Hazel yimpson Beryl Stover Louise Burns Frank Purlee Miss Parr ' sh E ' izabeth West Frank Mathers Don McKelvey Miss Emery Patrice L iugheid Margaret Houston Mr. McKelvey Winifred Smith Shorty Brown Mr. Gates WHERE FOUND With Dorothy In Her Place With Jack Dr. ' s Office Before Mirror At Home With B.ll Near The Bee Hive At Uncle Bob ' s I Everywhere Where There ' s Action In His 4d Most Everywhere At Sim ' s Among the Chickens On S. Main Most Anywhere On The Stairs In His Ford Wherever Marcia Is With The Junior Girls Never in Same Pla- e Twice Not far from Lynn | With Roy I Close to Avis | With Mac in the Chandler j I Somewhere in Alexis | I Wherever She ' s Needed f I Usually in Domestic Science Rsom I I With Sw° !e I |With anyone 3 ft. taller than himselfl I With Frank i DISPOSITION Busy Always the Same All That ' s Desired i Indefinable 1 Lovable I Ind pendent I Easy Going I Fiery ! All That ' s Desirable ! Nameless I Peppery I Innocent 1 Refin d 1 Alternating I She Should Worry I Venturesome I Flighty Sunny Like All Freshmen Serious Well I Don ' t Ca-e I I Kinda L ' ke You ! Quiet I Guess I Can if Anyone Can I Let ' s Have Some Fun I Lovable I Very Changeable [ Greatly Admired I Dignified Pleasant Mischievous Cheerful Our Advertisers Weed Lair, Alexis, 111. Dr. E. S. Winbigler, Alexis, 111. W. H. Farrell, Alexis, 111. W. J. Wixson, Alexis, 111. W. A. McKnight, Alexis, 111. John A. Donnelly, Alexis, 111. F. R. McLaughlin, Alexis, 111. . M. H. Cabeen, Alexis, 111. E. G. Richardson, Alexis, 111. F. L. Algren, Alexis, 111. Melba Theater, Alexis, 111. First National Bank, Alexis, 111. J. W. Britton, Alexis, 111. F. A. Springer, Alexis, 111. Meeker Elliotte, Alexis, 111. J. A. Johnson Co., Alexis, 111. J. B. Sage, Alexis, 111. R. H. McVay, Alexis, 111. T. R. Ferguson, Alexis, 111. Ed Bengtson, Alexis, 111. Ed E. Humbert, Alexis, 111. Dr. W. M. Crosier, Alexis, 111. Chas. H. Kernes, Alexis, III. Laughead Burns, Alexis, IV. C. R. Bohan, Alexis, 111. Wood Walker, Alexis, 111. E. Potter, Alexis, 111. Dr. J. H. Krichel, Alfxis, 111. W. P. Bohan, Alexis, I ' l. Edwards Hotel, Alexis, 111. Alexis Creamery, Alexis, 111. The Argus Printery, Alexis, JV. Duvon Brown Co. Galesburg, 111. J. H. Nelson Co., Galesburg, 111. Kellogg Drake Co., Galesburg, 111. 0. T. Johnson Co., Galesburg, 1.1. Atterbury Shoe Store, Galesburg, 111. Sinclair Bros., Galesburg, 111. The N. P. Nelson Co., Galesburg, IlL Lawrence Bros., Galesburg, 111. Wr ' ght Motorcyc ' e Garage, Galesbuig College City Ice Cream Co., Galesburg Continental, Galesburg, 11 Weatherbee Bros., Galesburg, IV. Jacobi Bros., Ga ' esburg, 111. H. F. Drury, Galesburg, III. McCullom Bros., Galesburg, 11. Carlstcn Sons, Galesburg, 111. E. B. Colwell Co., Monmouth, II!. Z.,-- A. J. Hughes, Monmouth, 111. Nelson-Martin-Co., Monmouth, 11. D. W. O ' Connor, Monmouth, 111. Strand Bros., Monmouth, 111. W. H. McQuiston Son, Monmouth John C. Allen, Monmouth, 111. Simon Son, Monmouth, III. Model Clothing Co., Monmouth, I 1. Geo. A. Howard, Monmouth, III. Hood-Powell Co., Monmouth, 11 ' . - E. E. Hawcock, Monmouth, HI. Monmouth Cigar Co., Monmouth, 111. Bunswick Shcn, Monmouth, III. Jahn Oilier Eng. Co., Chicago, IF. and prompt delivery ' Kave built for us one of the largest engraving and art establishments in the counti . Courtesy; co-operation and personal interest in our customers are additional inducements we offer in return for ybur business. JTAHN OLLIER ENGRAVING CO. 554 WEST ADAMS STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Wal j- offices t JT. ' frari prifxcipnl cities f (Si, i C. E. johnson, President C. A. Tubbs, Vice-President E. L. Beal, Cashier The First National Bank Of Alexis, Illinois The Bank That Service Built Capital, Surplus, Etc. $115,000.00 4 per cent interest paid on Time Deposits You are cordially invited to inspect this banking institution i A A CALENDAR September. Monday 6th — And we all came back to a beautiful, new Community High School, didn ' t we ? Please answer — we can ' t. A big rush for back seats. Tuesday 7th — Freshmen got lost in the halls, many a good upper class man played hero. Wednesday 8th — Teachers have learned what the bells are for and do not know which ones to ring for classes in the basement. Thursday 9th — Have you noticed Prof. Lung ' s hair turning white ? It ' s because he works on the program night and day. Friday 10th — The first week of school has come to an end at last. Every one expected to have their lessons for Monday. Monday 13th — Freshmen couldn ' t find Mr. Doyle, because they didn ' t know him from the rest of the boys. Tuesday 14lh — Senior ' " by word " — Have you got your physics ? Wednesday 15th — Miss Treadwell, our new music teacher arrived. Thursday 16th — Dan falls upstairs. (Hard on the floors Dannie.) Friday 17th— Prof, in Physics— " Why is snow white? " Ed — " I don ' t see any more sense to that than why there isn ' t any hair on a bald head. It ' s caused by freezing I guess. triHil ' TrtlfT -iltT lrntliTTirrtlrTTTltTTtitTfiltTTtlrT WEED LAIR Carry a complete line of Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery Toilet Soaps, Face Powder, Creams Everything in the line of Toilet Articles. Also Mixed Paints White Lead and Linseed Oil, Magazines, Daily Papers, School Supplies, etc. Come in and visit us. Dr. Lair will answer all Vetennary Calls WEED LAIR Laughead Burns Dealers in LUMBEl ADD BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS Lime, Sand, Gravel, and Cement Hard and Soft Coal Let us figure on that new building Phone Us, 176 Alexis, III. CALENDAR September Monday 20th — Chemistry test, (good beginning !???!) Tuesday 21st — Many practice Ford cranking in pencil sharpener. Wednesday 22nd — Peace in assembly — Lucky is absent. Thursday 23rd — Bill Page, " How old is that lamp, ma? " Ma, " Oh about three years. " Bill, " Turn it down, it ' s too young to smoke. " Friday 24th — Two Seniors joined for overseas service during prohibition. Monday 27th — Blue Monday. Tuesday 28th — Plick appears with glasses in order to keep up appearances as President of Senior class. Wednesday 29th — Foot ball game with Wataga — Score 117 to 0. Thursday 30th — Margaret Melleny has a felon on her thumb and is exempt from tests. We are all wishing for felons. October Friday 1st — Faculty peeved. They are starting out the month wrong. Monday 4th — Ticunced Stronghurst 27 to 0, thus proving the superiority we admitted all along. Tuesday 5th — Prof, said his Algebra I class could not see likeness of differences. Wednesday 6th — Wanted: A good listener. — Lynn Wixson. Thursday 7th — Doyle in Geo. Friday 8th — Game wath Knoxville — who said we didn ' t have some team. Put it over on Knoxville 53 to 0. Monday 11th — Dorothy G. taking a nap, catching up with sleep lost last night. Tuesday 12th — Cafeteria served by Domestic Science class. So much dinner no one felt like studying for a week. Wednesday 13th — Prof, decided the Physics class last year were extra smart when we found the capillary tubes had been sealed. Thursday 14th — If you can ' t laugh just giggle. Friday 15th — Bill had his lesson. 3 T. R. FERGUSON ? Furniture ' " House Furnishings mmmi pianos, victrolas and records RUGS ALL SIZLS, WALL PAPER. LINOLEUMS SEWiNG MACHINES, WINDOW SHADES, PAINTS VARNISHES AND VARNISH STAINS, PICTURE ERAMING AND REPAIRING. Let us figure on furnishing your home complete. ALEXIS, ILLINOIS Fred Algren TONSORIAl PARLOR Carrom and Pocket Billiards Fine Line Package Candies THE W ' ' ■ill III! I I I HiMM STORE Cvr S ' -ca of Exclusive Lines Speak For Quniity of this Store SPECIALIZING IN Rexall Remedies, Lee ' s Poultry Pre- parations; Sherwin-Williams Paint, Chinamsl, Varnishes; Eastman Ko- daks; Ligget ' s Candies and Nyals Family Remedies. As well as a com- plete lin e of Drugs, Dyes, Chemicals, Wall Paper, Paints, Lead and Oils; Stationery, School Supplies, etc. R. H. McVay, Prop. Tel. 2-200. Old Drug Store Stand •I- 4- •f 4 4- -h •h 4- 4- 4- 4 4- 4- 4- 4 4- 4 4 4- 4 4 4- 4- 4- 4- 4 4 4- 4- 4- Go To E. G. RICHARDSON East Side Restaurant For Quick Lunch, Ice Cream Fresh Bread W. B. Farrell 4 4- 4« 4 " 4 4- 4- 4 4 4- 4- 4 " 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- " » 4- 4- 4- 4- 4 4- 4- 4- 4 4- A fu ' l line of 4- 4« 4- Alexis, III. A full and complete line of t Staple and Fancy Groceries FRESH BREAD AT ALL TIMES Dont forget we do all kinds of Soldering Tin Work and Plumbing RED JACKET PUMPS on hand at all times. 4 l«4 4 " 4 4 4 " 4 4 ' 4 4 4 4 4 ' 4 4 4 ' 4 4 4 4 4 4 " 4 ' 4 ' 4 4 4 4 " 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 4 4 4 ' 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 ' 4 I ED. E. HUMBERT | y 4 ' t 4- 4 4« 4 Will sliDW you. If you will call on him. " f all the newest styles in 4« 4 4- X 4» t Gent ' s Furnishings, Hats | 4 4« I Caps, Tailoring, Ties | I Shirts and Hosiery. | t t 4« An excellent line of New Shoes, Ox- 4 4« 4 fords and Slippers for Ladies. Men and 4. 4 4» 4- Children. 4. I ED. E. HUMBERT I t ALEXIS. ILL. 4 t Kerne ' s Cash Market The Home of Quality Meats Full line of CoIH Meats at all times. Kept in most sanitary storage Also agents for the Clinton Refrigerator Ice Machine 4- •i 4- 4- 4 4« 4« 4- • 4« 4 ► 4- 4 4- 4- 4- 4« 4 4« 4- 4 4 " 4- 4- 4- 4 4 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4 4 4 4« 4 4- 4- j.4i .j«.I.4.4«4«4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 4 ' 4 ' 4 4 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 4 4 4 ' 4 4 ' 4 4 4 4 4 ' 4 ' 4 ' 4 4 4 ' 4» 4- 4- 4« 4 ' 4 ' t 4- 4- 4 4- 4« 4 4 4- 4« 4« 4 4 4 ' 4« 4 4 4- 4- 4- 4« 4- 4» a I, F. R. McLaughlin e an Fancy G roceries Fresh Roils, Dread and Cookies Diiily EXCLUSIVE LINES BLUE RIBBON and FERNDELL Canned Goods CHASE SANBORN ' S Teas and Coffees OCCIDENT Flour Telephone 48 F. i SPRINGER : Prapriotcr cf City Bakery and Restaurant SINCLAIR ' S ICE CREAM ' l " Pleadquarters for everyting- usual- •I ly found in a first class restaur- H ant. 4. Vegetables and Oysters in season 4- • •J- • 4 YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED Telephone 4 w. A. Mcknight FOR QUALITY ' I ' •I- araware " 4 " j First Class Plumbing j Our same old motto: ' " The recollection of Quality re- mains long- after Price is forgot- ten. " UNDERTAKING A SPECIALTY Two Licensed Undertakers Mod:rn Equipment, Auto Hearse, Automatic Lowering device, Grave Lining PHONE:- 11 on 8 tor day calls. 4 on 45 for night calls. 4- -h 4- •I- •h •i- 4- CALL AT EAST SIDE TONSORIAL PARLOR For a nice smooth shave or a first class hair cut THE GENTLEMAN ' S GAME J. W. BRITTON. Prop. IK " 73 ee j-Je A a CALENDAR (October continued) Monday, 18th — Game Saturday with Abingdon. We won by a whisker — 14 to 13. Friday, 22nd — Robinson Crusoe was glad when Friday came and so are we. Monday, 25th — Aledo- ' s goat feeds in our pasture — 24 to 0. Wednesday, 27th — Miss Emery in Domestic Science, " Name the ai-ticles containing starch. " Pete Macliin, " Two cuffs and a collar. " Thursday, 28th — Margaret ' s felon gone and she is no longer exempt from tests. Friday, 29th — Prof, found his cow tied to schoolhouse door. NOVEMBER Monday, 1st — Game Saturday with Abingdon. Our colors were flying. We won 65 to 0. Tuesday, 2nd — New style of dressing — no ear puffs. Wednesday, 3rd — Some one looked a whole half hour before finding him in Miss Emery ' s roos. Why didn ' t they look there in the first place-he ' s usually there. Thursday 4th — Margaret Houston and Miss Parrish have new playthings. " Nice Kitty. " Friday, 5th — Rooters and football team at Aledo. Had a " peppy " game — Yelling does count. Score 7 to 0 — Why, yes, in our favor, of course. Monday, 8th — Allie Shaver started to school again. Tuesday, 9th — The Babcock Milk Tester discussed in physics this morning. X ' ednesday, 10th — Senior Class rings came tonight. Thursday, 11th — No school. Friday, 12th — Seniors sporting class rings. ■ , J. B. Sage Ed. Bengtson Higher Cash Price for Poultry and Eggs Telephone 2 on 22 Well Drilling Hand Pumps Wind Mills and Trad;ors Printing is an Art — I 1 Wedding Stationery, printed or Engraved. Name Cards Business Cards Fine Stationery Birth Announcements Announcements Club Programs Place Cards Letterheads Envelopes ; , We make an Art of it-- The Alexis Argus Statements Sale Bills Booklets Pamphlets Circulars Dodgers Stock Catalogues I If It ' s Printing - We Do It. Quickl --N3itly--Economically The Alexis Argus Printery H. E. Robinson, Jr. Prop. || Latest Releases and Be t Britton Lundgren 4» Feature Movies Proprietors I THE MELBA THEATER t .f. Seating Capacity 325 4 " t Alexis Illinois , ' iff iiTrtiy [?frTiff it7 [?frTijf;;irrRit airyin IS now ofita With prc-sent feed prices, probably nothing on the farm will pay as well as your cow- The Alexis Creamery V •I ' ARDS HOTEL 4« •A. ►I- ¥ ALEXIS, ILL. J. V We solicit your patronage Good meals Prompt service H 1 g, 43 97? e A a 1 DR. W. M. CROSIER Phones: Office 2-10. Residence 3-10. a 9-12 1-5 Office Hours ■■1 ■■J Phone 57 DENTIST m DR. M. H. CABEEN m Alexis, Illinois Office with Dr. W. M. Crosier m m i Meeker Elliotte SALE BARN Dealers in Horses Stock on hand at all times. RETAIL SALES A SPECIALTY Meeker Elliotte ii iMiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiimiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiii J. A. JOHNSON CO. General Merchandise Alexis, Illinois Up-to-date Merchandise at reasonable prices in Gents ' and Ladies ' Furnishings Piece Goods anrt Silks Ribbons and Notions Shoes and Oxfords Fresh Grocerips and Fruits Buyers of Country Produce A trial order will convince you. When you com3 to Alexis visit us. Phone 2-33 J. A. JOHNSON CO. ' |-i ' Hll:llllllllliiiiill.iiii;,liliiMi lliiJIIilMliiiMii I I Bohan Auto Sales Co. Velie Automobiles and Trucks W. P. Bohan, Mgr. Alexis, 111 inois. Tonsorial Artist Pocket Billiards for Recreation and clean amusement. W. J. Wixson, Prop. Alexis, HI. I 152-162 E. Ferris St. 125-135 E.Main St. CENTRAL fLLINOI r CiI?EATEST STORE ' ' Get It At is the way to satisfadtion in all your buying EVERYTHING TO WEAR EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME thbO.TJOHNSONco. Galesburg, III. «i A A 5; LAWRENCE BROS. Galesburg, III. Y Diamonds Watches y Silverware Cut Glass Largest Stock outside Chicago Y New Location — Corner Kellogg and Main CALENDAR November (Continued) Monday 15th — Game Saturday, Galva 0, Alexis 7. Majority of pupils late, especially those who attended Missionary Pageant last night. Tuesday 16th — Mr. McKelvey took his English classes to visit printing office today. Wednesday 17th — Don Me called on carpet — front seat near teacher ' s desk. Thursday 18th — Prof, said he could not be at Toulon game but Mr. Gates would be in charge of finances and Doris. Friday 19th — Big game. Toulon 33, Alexis 7. The only game we ' ve lost. Sorry we cannot say our team was undefeated. Monday 22nd — Oh the " lies " . Football boys raving — we lost the game anyway. Tuesday 23rd — Lecture to Girls — Modest girls should NEVER smile out loud. Wednesday 24th — Senior boys calling in office — to ask Prof, about Algebra? We wonder. Thursday 25th — New penant came just in time for game — the big Thanksgiving game. Surely you were there and watched us get Lafayette ' s turkey 33 to 7. Friday 26th— V— A— C— A— T— I— 0— N— Hurrah! (=3 T t t Y T T t t T T T t t T T T College City QUALITY ICE CREAM Every taste tastes better Ask your dealer for it 4t t Galesburg Illinois t T T T t t T t I t t t Footwear of Enduring Charm ATTERBURY SHOES Galesburg, Illinois. Most in ' ;-|»!e, in ami (Jalo hurii-, who ai-c i)artieLihir in clidosini fdiitwcai ' , ;: " iak( ' llicir sclrclioiiS Iiltc. Have you eaten a BUNNY HUG today? For sale at all up-to-iiate candy counters Manufactured by McCULLOM BROS. Galesburg:, 111. Aug. Carlson, J. H. Carlson, Wm. Carlson Carlson Sons DRY CLEANERS TAILORS 68 N. Prairie St. (ialesliui-j;-. III. CALENDAR Monday 29th — 25 minute lecture about report cards. Everybody studied hard for the rest of the day. Lyie Coffee started to school. Tuesday 30th — Signing up for track. Why does every one favor 50 yd. dash? December Wednesday 1st — " Marm " sporting a plain gold band ring ( ?) Thursday 2nd — In an English theme: " Alexis is noted for it ' s skilled teachers. " Mr. Mc- Kelvey earnestly — " That ' s so " . Friday 3rd — Freshman Box Social — Big success. Monday 6th — Mr. McKelvey told of his most embarassing moment. After checking his clothes he appeared before friends who were in full evening dress. We don ' t doubt that he was embarassed. Tuesday 7th — Margaret and Esther play tag one whole period. Wednesday 8th — Miss Parrish sharply — " Bill Farrell " ! Bil,l — " Here I am. " Thursday 9th — Dort and Martha at school on time. Mabe you don ' t believe it but it ' s true Friday 10th — Bill and Pete communicate across room in deaf and dumb fashion. Pro- gram and presentation of sweaters to fo-otball boys. Monday 13th — Only gossip — Not much truth. Tuesday 14th — Ed Rohr ' s deportment so good that we Seniors fear he will be made policeman over assembly. Wednesday 15th — Basketball Tournament. Thursday 16th — It never rains but what it pours — How true of tests this week. Friday 17th — New Boston slips one over, 32 to 14. Monday 20th — Miss Emery in Zoology — " Name 5 muscles of the Clam and their uses. " Frank Mathers — " The Protracter used to move the foot frontwards and forewards. Tuesday 21st — Chinese puzzle — Where ' s Plick ' s class ring. Wednesday 22nd — Free for a week and a coupie days — Merry Christmas. V 4- 4- 4« 4- Dm Good§ ExGluslvely 4- 4- 4 4« 4- •I ' 4- 4- 4 " Omit ©ntiip© ttinita amdl ©or rfy 5s diewotedl t® % X 4 %■ ■ % t YoM will fiEd th@ St®€lks aimdl Ass irtm emits 4 ►J. th© lairgisst niti Gaksbmirg. i t Mail Oirdleirs gw%m pir®inn ' pt gittsnntioiR, i 4- T 4 t 4 rw v m T tr m T 1 4- 4- 4- 4- j Galesburg, III. ? The N. P. Nelson Co. 4- .j. 4 4 4 4 4 4»4 4 ' 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ' 4 4 4 4 4 ' 4 ' 4 ' 4 4 4 4 4»4 4 4 4 4 ' 4 4 4 i CALENDAR January Monday 3rd — Vacation over. Seemed awfully short. Nice afternoon, a few girls went for a stroll to Gerlaw (3:15) EXPECTING (?) to ride back on train. Tuesday 4th— After the stroll— R-E-S-T— in the office. Wednesday 5th- — Reba ' s vocabulary increasing. Good or bad we wonder. Monday 10th — Swords crossed over love of one fair lady — Plick and Roy. Another duel all sanne day — Frank and Simmy. Tuesday 11th — Every one having pretties taken for Annual. Wednesday 12th — Dolled up for more pretties. Mac is back on his daily routine of send- ing pupils to office. Thursday 13th — If you want to know any thing about the fellows that " go around " ask Reba. Friday 14th — A short sleigh ride for those who had to walk back. WETHERBEE BROS. 39 N, Prairie St., Galesburg, III. ATMLETICAMD SPOraMS mms Write for our latest catalogue and wholesale prices. ;nini:iniHi.i:i:i;ii::inii:;:iiii:;:i:::ii;i;H;i: 4- 4- O t X 4. OPEN NOVEMBER 1st J •I f Regular nights— Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday % Private Skates— Mon., Wed., Fri., Nights, when desired. j ? We solicit your patronage C. R. Bohan, Mgr., Alexis, III. Kern; ene and G isolene Ail Kinds of Hard Oils STANDARD OIL. CO. Woods Walker Local Dealer Special truck service to tractors Lubricating Oils of all kinds PHONES 3 on 115 69 Member of A. V. M. A. I. V. M. A. Member of M. V. V. A. M. C. V. A. J. P. KRICHEL, D. V. M. Assistant State Veterinarian Alexis, Illinois. !■ E. POTTER + -J -I- General Blacksmithing Oxyacetyline Welding •J- 4 t Alexis Illinois 4 4.• •J. .J.4e. . .. .4.• 4•• 4•► • 4•• 4•4•4•4• • •4• H•4•4•4 ' 4•4 4• • ' • ♦ 4- 4« ' MM I I I I i i I i I I I 1 te®ini C®, 323=3gS East Mam SL, Saksbmrg, III. Arc sole distributors of the celebrated SOCIETY BRAND CLOTHES for young men and men who stay young. We invite you to see our new spring models J. H. Nelson Co. mmmmmmmmsimm CALENDAR (January Continued) Monday 17th — Pictures came. Those in line between Bill and Marm are kept busy dodg- ing notes. Tuesday 18th — Kids have lunch on pie left in the desks by some thoughtful person who attended the Pie Social last night. Wednesday 19th — Martha Palmer at home entertaining — no you missed your guess it ' s chicken pox, not Herbie. Thursday 20th — -Bill Page has scarlet fever. Marcia has new home and says Plick can come down every night now. Friday 21st — More " i-esting " in office after a stroll- — boys this time. Program in after- noon by Juniors and Seniors. Basketball game at Viola. Alexis 59, Viola 10. McnJay 24;h — Excuse the space — everybody cramming for exams. Tuesday 25th — Still cramming. Wednesday 26th — Exams!!!??? —Doris has chicken pox. Why didn ' t we all think of that? Thursday 27th — Still being examined. N 3 symptoms of knowledge. Friday £8th— Holiday. londay 31st — Some exempt from classes because of Book Reports, CALENDAR February Tuesday 1st — Senior class meeting. Friday 4th — Doris back on duty. Aledo B. B. game. 7-57. Monday 7th — No news calendar, editor off duty. Tuesday 8th — Roy sat in the Raspberry pie left in one of the seats in the assembly. Of course it was the farthest seat from the door and Ed had to walk " close up " to him when he left assembly. Simmy sat in the same seat and as a result got rest of pie. Wednesday 9th — Enjoyed a talk by Rev. Crombie this A. M. His theme was " Success. " Thursday 10th — Mr. Doyle asked in his Spanish class to whom the peninsula of Cali- fornia belonged. No one knew. He said: " I don ' t know either, but I do know that they have saloons there. " Friday 11th— Refreshments served by Ed in physics labratory. Electrified Plick until his ha ' r stood up. Monday 14th — Valentine day. Junior class pins came. Tuesday 15th — Mr. Regan from Monmouth honored us with a visit today. Wednesday 16th — No teacher in assembly from 3:20 to 3:25 — Erasers flying, ' n every- thing. Thursday 17th — The physics class were trying to electrify a vacuum when Ed thought if that was possible he ' d electrify Earl ' s head — Simmy refused to let ex- periment be put over. Guess he was afraid of results. Friday 18th — Reba and Doris only girls who kept appointment with Prof, for experi- ment with electricity at night. Honorable Senior girls! [ IH[©lsiiiim Is your Be Food Eat more Holsum For Sale By J. A. Johnson Co. E. G. Richardson FOR Stylish, Reliable-made YOUNG MEN S SUITS At correct present day prices, come to us. JACOBIBROS. NACK Galesburg, III. -H W e. 3 ■r -rr — y o t The Cemtiimainital It pays to trade at the Continental Galesburg ' s Largest, Livest. Leading Men ' s Store I ►I- ►I- •I- I SAY IT 4- •I H- 4- -I- •J- • • •I- •I ITH FLOWERS H. F. DRURY BROAD STREET GREENHOUSE Telephore 1219 Galeshm ' K 219 East Main Strset Iliini.i-; 4- 4» ►J..I•4«4.4.4»4 • 4 4•4• 4 4• 4•• 4•4•4• • • 4•• • • • 4• • • • •f •I- 4- •I- 4- 4- • •J- GET THAT BICYCLE GALESBURG CYCLE CO. (Fonneiiy Wrights) 181 East Simm- ns St., (, III We carry a complete line of I ' irey and Hepairs for your wheel. 4« i ' ' QUALITY " ©OF Stogan The one principal FEATURE OF THE 1921 Displays in this store is the ab- solute Essential -QUALITY. " It matters not what you are buying or the price you pay you will find that our purchases are all made with a view ot obtaining Dependable Quality in our every offering. The New Home of Madewear You are invited to visit the Second floor The newly arranged HOME OF MADE WEAR for Women and Children. Here at all limes will Jje found The Very Latest in Garments and Millinery in modes that are Fashion ' s favorites in such assortments as to make selection easy. KELLOGG DRAKE CO. THE STORE OF QUALITY GALESBURG ILLINOIS n g, A a ATHLETIC GOODS For Every Season of the yeai ' — Phone us your order. Special price to all High Schools, when goods are bought as a school. We also handle THE NEW EDISON " The Phonograph with a Soul. " THE HOOD POWELL CO. Monmouth Illinois m BREAD IS YOUR BEST FOOD Eat more " CREAM OF ALL BREAD " Made by STRAND BROTHERS BAKERY W ' 1 Monmouth Mo m Smoke! The Monmouth Smoker Th3 Little Firm The Corn Belt Dan Huntington Two for M 15l- tel Society Brand Clothes BOYS SEE THEM! Dan Huntington — 10c straight. Sumatra wrapped Monmouth Cigar Co. Monmouth, Illinois M n Our high school models are hero. Batter pick your suit while our display is at it ' s height. Models, fabrics, colors are the lat- est. The style is there — -style has made these clothes famous and they are hand tailored. Nothing better. $30 — $35 — $40 — $45 The Model Clothing Co 2i i i ll J ; J i J • M P aH : 1 When in Monmouth X. V ■ . T . . ❖ t House Furnishings I Co ple.e £ Colwell I 4 Monmou ' .h, III P " t SHOP AT COLWELL ' S :| The Home of Better Merchandise T ? — — — = — • : — ITi X Coats Suits Furs % v. .. % Dry Goods Notions Corsets X % X Pianos Vidirolas A WHEN IN MONMOUTH MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE BRUNSWICK Brunswick Phonographs B runswick Records SHOP ISAL ECKLEY GARRETT, Mer. 106 East First Street Books Stationery WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR STORE W. H. McQuiston Son Monmoiith, 111. Y ' OU WILL ENJOY LOOKING OVER OUR STOCK Pictures Wall Paper A CALENDAR February Monday 21st — The Misses Kathryn Fox, Leota Cooper and Kathryn Gresnwell visited school this n. m. MiSh Jiimery tc;ri some of the students that all the enter- tainment was no t necessary. Ask K. G. who was ent3rtain ' ng. Tuesday, 22nd — Reba ;n Englsh, ouoting from Rev . Crombie, " Memorizing Hamlet wont get us to Heaven. " Wednesday, 23rd — Prof, gone to Monmouth. Mr. Doyle and Coach Gates late for school. Thursday, 24tih — Mr. Lung visits Civic class; Seniors appreciated his talk. — Saved. Friday, 25th — Tests! Tests! Tests! but then teachers are so inconsiderate. March Tuesday, 1st — March walked in like a lamb. H. S. Girls ' Sewing Club met last night. Wednesday, 2nd — Preparing for " Kid Party. " Seniors have nabiscoes served " right from box last period of day. Thursday, Srd — Esther completes her lessons in Ford driving — now gliding through Main street in the " coupe. " Fiday, 4th — Miss Treadwe ' l warns singing class: " Girls do not hold flag — nor boys for mors than one beat. Monday, 7th— Got HaU Columbia today (day of rain, wind and hail) Miss Parrish sick. Tuesday, 8th — Mr. Gates and basket ball boys at Kirkwood. Wednesday, 9th — Plick has started shoe shining parlor in assembly room — Fern was first. Thursday, 10th — Prcf., Miss Parrish and Mr. Doyle have been out wading with high topped boots. (Refreshment committee for " Kid Party " , wonder if they had any angle food cake along). Friday, 11th — " Oodles " of fun today. Prof, and Coach Gates in Galesburg with B B boys Monday, 14th — Hekne back after two week ' s illness. Lunch at 3.20 p. m. — " just candy. " Tuesday, 15th — Punk day. Chorus practice. Boys in track togs today. Wednesday, 16tih — Where was everybody last night? All spend certain periods " catch- ing up " lost sleep. Even the instructors seem drowsy. Thursday, 17 ' th — Prof, brought down dignity of Seniors by calling them " youngstes. " Friday, 18th — Marcella, Magaret and Doris in Monmouth taking teacher ' s exams. Monday, 21st — Wonder when spring vacation is due? Successful orchestra practice. Tuesday, 22nd — A telegraph line and two stations established in Physics Lab. " The shot and shell are falling. " Wednesday, 23rd — Thirty-six girls hike to the country for breakfast. Search warrants Arrests — Cross Examinations — Where does the shot come from ? Thursday, 24th — Wanted — a match by Ed, to set fire to Hamlet. Toots received a picture from Seaton. Yes we all saw it. Friday, 25th — The end of a perfect (?) week. Monday, 28 — Ed is displaying a Kewpie curl — and displaying his red socks to a fare- you-well. Tuesday, 29th — Anxious glances — a few of the flock missing. Wednesday, 30th — The boys who were among the missing yesterday are those present in the office today. Thursday, 31st — Evelyn staged one act comedy in last period. April Friday, 1st — Busy — doing everything but studying. Monday, 4th — " Local Bombardment " again. No end of shot. Tuesday, 5th — Nice quiet day — " most " everywhere with a few exceptions. Wednesday, 6th — Having " a few words " over Class play. Select new one. Thursday, 7th — Began practicing new play. Boys out for track in full force. Friday, 8th —Fish stories start the day. Seniors exempt from classes in p. m. to prac- tice play. Monday, llth — Physics class went down railroad track to try out a few experiments on sound. Tuesday, VJ-ih — More sound experiments — victrola music instead of recreation. Wednesday 13th — Class meeting called, but for some domestic troubles of the president he could not meet the class. H CALENDAR Thursday, 14th — Ed feeling nervous — asked to give toast at Junior-Senior banquet. Friday, 15th — Grade cards given out. Preliminary contest this p. m. Monday, 18th- — Miss Parrish to Piick: " For why are you leaning across the ai le? " Silence followed until some wild animal on the west side of the room escaped and then Plick went on talking. Tuesday, 19th — The sewing club girls can not study for laughing today. So many cur- ious things happened last night. Received invitations to Junior-Senior banquet Wednesday, 20th — Preliminary contest last night. William Farrell placed first in oration, Ina Cooper in Essay and Elizabeth Ballinger in declamation. Thursday, 21st- — Juniors ' resurrection day — they were not dead but sleeping and arose to advertise their benefit show. Did you say the Seniors haven ' t any so-called " spunk " ? You should visit one of their meetings. Friday, 22nd — Peace — after a week of continuous war. Monday, 25th — Allie and Miss Emery believe in mud baths — at least it looked that w,iy, when they went to dinner today. Tuesday, 26th — Lots of excitement over a Freshman boy ' s lost note, Ha. Ha. Thuisday, 28th — No scho-ol p. m. Junioi ' -Senior banquet tonight. Friday, 29th — Seniors can ' t praise the Juniors too highly today. They say there never was a finer recept:c,n given to any graduation class. May Monday 2nd — Practicing hard for the play. Tuesday, 3rd — Everybody going! Where? To Senior Class play. Sure. Wednesday, 4th — " A Southern Romance " to be given again tonght. Thursday, 5th — The Juniors! Are they dead or only sleeping? Friday, 6th — Big meet at Knoxville. Alexis won second place. Won three medals and broke the javelin record. Monday, 9th — Reba on the war path. Everybody looking forward to a day of peace. Taesaay, 10th — New Pet — a little turtle. Pheiix: " Is it a turtle dove? " Miss Parrish: " Well its a dove of a turtle, ' all right ' . " Wednesday, 11th — Avis seems so blue today. Thursday, 12th — Everybody getting straight in Book Reports. Friday, 13th — Oh such surprises the record book reveals in the way of credits. Exhibit Day. Monday, IBth — Review! Review! Prospect of Exams. Tuesday, 17th — Extracts from diary cf a Junior — woke up at 8 o ' clock, si pp:d on a cake of soap and went to breakfast. ' Wednesday, 18th — One of those " Just Days. " Thursday, 19th — Terrible odor in chemistry lab. Purlee got sick and threw up a win- dow. Friday, 20th — Everybody at Kirkwood helping Alexis to w ' n the meet. Monday, 23rd — Wonder where Harry got his " cackle " . There ' s no 5 and 10c store here. Tuesday, 24th — Songsters practicing " Three Blind Mice " in assembly regardless of study hours. Wednesday, 25th — Sam: My stock in trade is brains. " Bob: " You ' ve got a funny look ' ng sample case. Thursday, 26th — New perfume — moth ball. Friday, 27th— S-chool Picnic. Monday, 30th — Class day exercises. Tuesday, 31st — Wish us luck along with your best wishes for tonite we take w ' ngs and fly far, far away. Doctor: " Did you pay for this electric battery? " Pheiix: No Sir. You told me to have it charged. " Marm: " I think Roy is simply wonderful. " Feme: " Yes, but that is the trouble, so does he. " d ' e. Monmouth, Illinois •l-llliinill::;;:;:::;;;:!::::::;; ; Dr t. s. WinDiQiBr Phone Office 2 on 17 Res. 3 on 17. Alexis, Illinois. i-ii-iiii;:;!:!!;;:;:::::::;:::;::;;::!:!:!;::;::: " :;:!:::;. ii:i:i::::::;=:;::i:;ii:=n;:i=iii::;!;;:;:::;:::i;::i YOUR EDUCATION will be of practical use if you have learned that HUGHES IS A SATISFACTORY JEWELER i:;;:;;:;;::i::;;;;::;;;;:;;i:i;=i:i Monmouth, Illinois. I ALLEN ' S STORE % t . t I The Newest in COATS, SUITS, and DRESSES | X Awaits Your Inspection. % A NOT EVEN IN THE PRE-WAR TIMES COULD WE OFFER I 1 SUCH ASTONISHING VALUES. Y T T Even better than in 1914 is what every woman will say when she sees those remark- y ♦ « f ble values for the spring of 1921. Low price is the talk everywhere this year. It has always been our aim. As we kept down to the lowest throughout the war, we have no expensive habits to overcome. All that we ask is that you compare the I JOHN C. ALLEN CO. | Monmouth, Illinois Y T values we offer May we expect you to call. K t The ' Bee Hive " Staff Standing Fern Robbins Mike Blayney Reba Likely Ed Rohr Dorothy Velander Calendar Ed. Joke Ed. Circulating- Ed. Ass ' t. Adv. Mgr. Literary Ed. Margaret Melleny Social Ed. Finale Some th ' nlc it ' s all fun to put out an annual and to have a class period off now and ' then, but all we can say is, " Just try it. " For months it has been our chief v ork. To those who have helped us, by doing their best in their various departments, we we wish to thank in this manner; and to those members of the student body who real- ized our task and tried to nut some pep into things for us, we can say we appreciated your interest in the 1921 Bee Hive. To Dorothy Greenwell, Martha Palmer, Helen Holloway and Mary Downer we extend our appreciation of their work in the Art department. Doris Rohr. Editor-in-Chief, Wm. Farrell, Business Manager. life

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