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 ®5i UJ O —— - in?im EmliSDROBERT A. HAIGHT, Superintendent, Public Schools. Alton, Illinois.DEDICATION 7JT0 Superintendent Robert A. Haight of the Alton Public Schools, who for thirty-seven years has given his undivided attention to the progress of education in this city; who has been so uniformly successful in his many undertakings directed toward that end, and for whom we wish many more successful years of service, we, the Tatler Board of the Junior Class of 1913-14, do respectfully dedicate this volume.Faculty - PAGE - 13 Honor Roll ... - - 18 Commencement 1911 - - 20 Mid-Winter Commencement - - 22 Classes - - - 29 Athletics ... - - 83 Dramatics ... - - 109 Societies ... - - 123 Music .... - - 143 Contributors - - - 149 Roasts ... - - 150FOREWORD |E MAKE no apology for this, our work. Our drawings are the best; our athletics the greatest, and our jokes the funniest. We have learned some from other annuals and now and then have had an idea of our own. We are just as certain as you are that you could have done better with your eyes closed, and you have our sincere sympathy because of the fact that the opportunity for so doing was not presented to you. We ask hut one thing. If any slam herein found hurts, remember that a famous man said, “If the cap fits, wear it.” 11Alton High Schooi 12IThe Faculty Principal, B. C. Richardson, A. M., (Syracuse University). Assistant Principal, R. L. Bird, A.B., (Missouri Valley College). Helen A. Dobbs, A. B., (Cornell University). Bertha Ferguson, A.B., (Shurtleff College). Maude Gillham. Josephine Gillmore, Ph.B., (Northwestern University). Sara Hudson. J. Genevieve Jepson, A.B., (McKendree College). Alice Jones. Estella McCarthy, A.B., (University of Illinois). Nellie Meiser, A.B., (Indiana University). C. A. Metz, Ph.M., (Syracuse University). Helen A. Naylor, A.B., (University of Illinois). Carrie G. Rich, (Illinois State Normal). G. C. Ritcher, (Illinois State Normal). C. P. Steward, A.B., (BatesCollege). Carolyn M. Wempen, B.S., (Shurtleff College). Alida C. Bowler, A.M., (Illinois University), resigned. Upper Alton Department. Principal, R. L. Lowry. J. G. Fertig. Eusebia Martin, A.B., (Shurtleff College). “Oh, Reader, be merciful to me, a fool”—Editor. 16For High Honor, no grade, in four regular subjects, below Excellent, and no demerits. For Honor, no grade, in four regular subjects, below 85, and not more than three demerits. SECOND SEMESTER—1910-1 1. High Honor. John Ryrie Elisabeth Dormann Ruby Sidwell Helen Joesting Harold Smutz George Walter Honor. Dorothy Browne Eula Green Walter Burns Marie Fitzgerald Thomas Haycraft Grace Little Agnes Powell Ernest Rennebaum George Smith Ethel Waltrip Vera Greeling Adele Strubel Eunice Whitney Alma Armour Alice Joesting Rudolph Knight Gladys May Emily Nixon Paul Scott Mamie Snyder Theodore Kohlhepp Russell Stewart Adolph Wuerker Alice Gates Helen Hudgens Elizabeth Rose Daisy Smith Edward Stafford Marcus Wei ton His only thought is that he never had one.”—Oliver Pratz. 18FIRST SEMESTER 1911-12. High Honor. Frank Morfoot Gladys May Ruby Sidwell Eunice Whitney Florence Rose Alice Joesting Rudolph Knight Helen Joesting Mary Eunice Caywood Honor. Helen Boals Walter Burns Thomas Haycraft Florence Hurley Grace Little Agnes Powell George Smith Robert Bradshaw Elisabeth Dormann Ada Hemken John Lemp Blanche Peters Ernest Rennebaum Ethel Waltrip Vera Greeeling Adele Strubel Blanche Denny Emily Nixon Mamie Snyder Elvira Gormley Paul Scott Bessie Stallings Casper Jacoby Edward Stafford Bert Russell Henry Kramer Bertha Zimmermann Elizabeth Rose Helen Hudgens George Walter Erwin Koch Marcus Welton Gould Hurlbutt Eugene Walter Harry Snyder Thomas Wimber Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith."—George Smith. 19Alton High School Class 1911 Class Day Program, June 15, 2 p. m. Piano Duet—Valse Brilliant Mildred Rutledge . Moszkowski Helen Holl Class History ..... Edith Tonsor Oration .... The American High School Rex Gary Music—Class Trio—Song of a Shepherd . . Fox Helen Holl Ruth Dorsey Rosalie Zaugg Class Poem .... Carl Hartmann Recitation .... A Rose of Rome Josephine Waldrip Vocal Solo . . . Sing, Smile and Slumber Gertrude Maul Class Will Class Prophecy . Class Song President’s Address Toy Symphony . Class Orchestra Flora Glen Edith Lowe . Class of 1911 Joseph McMullen Romberg Our hearts today are far away." ( W. M. A. closes)—0. A. K. 20(Enmmrumnrut txprrtsrfi (Class of HI 11 .Alton Uuitli school High School Auditorium, Friday a.m., June Sixteenth, Nineteen Hundred Eleven. ■J3roiiram Poetic Scenes, Godard In the Woods—On the Mountains —In the Village. High School Orchestra. Invocation. Piano Duet, Overture to Der Freischutz, Weber Hazel May Eaton, Elizabeth Ryrie Caldwell. Salutatory, Grace Elizabeth Kelsey Vocal Solo, Happy Days, Streleski Helen Edith Holl. Address, Scaling Life’s Matterhorn, C. Frank Vreeland. Song, The Miller’s Wooing, Faning-Spicker Girls’ Glee Club. Valedictory, Dorothy Anne Browne Presentation of Diplomas by J. W. Schoeffier, Pres, of Board of Education. Song, The Time of Roses, Berwald Girls’ Glee Club. “ You, Degie, have a lean and hungry look." 21Paul Zerwekh, Lucian Taylor, Martha Stanley, Officers: President Vice President Secretary and Treasurer Motto: Vive et cogita. Colors: Black and Yellow. Committees: Program Lucian Taylor Martha Stanley Sidney Gaskins Ring Lillian Gaddis Martha Stanley Lucian Taylor Invitation Mary Ryrie Martha Stanley Lillian Gaddis Motto Mattha Stanley Mamie Sydney Frank Morfoot “A mind quite vacant is a mind at peace."—Eugene Price.Paul Zerwekh, “P. Z.” Illini Pres. ’10. Vice Pres. ’ll; Class Pres. 09. 10. 11. 12; Asst. Bus. Mgr. "Tatlkr" ’10; Football ’10, Capt. ’ll; Vice Pres. Sodalitas Latina '10. Pres, ’ll; Capt. Illini Debating Team '10 and ’ll; Pres. Athletic Assn, ’ll; Class Basket Ball, Team ’10; Junior Play ’10. Martha Stanley. “Mart.” Illini Pres, ’ll; Asst. Bus. Mgr.” Quill” ’ll; Secy, and Treas. Class ’ll and ’12; Junior Play ’10: Class Program. Lucian Taylor, “Lu.“ Helen Didlake, “Did.” mini; Class Vice Pres. ’ll and ’12; Treas. Sodalitas Latina ’10; Class Program. Illini '10; Drill to Junior Play; Class Program. Lillian Gaddis, Sidney Gaskins, Eula Green, Frank Morfoot, “Ann.” “Sid.” Illini Secy, and Treas. 11; ‘Scipio. Pushmataha Pres, ’ll; Pushmataha. Class Program. Pushmataha; Vice-Pres. of Class ’09; Kditor-in-Chief of Piasa Quill Junior Play ’10; ’ll: Class Program. Prts. of Sodalitas Latina TO. Salutatory. "Up in the air about nothing ”—“Splish” Busse.Mary Ryrie, Mamie Sydney, Illini; U. A.: Secy, of Sodalitas Latina ’ll; Illini Debating Team ’ll; Drill to Junior Play 10; Valedictory. Class Program. Vernon Wade, George Walker, 'Red.” Pushmataha; Pushmataha; Class [ roKram Class Program. "He was ever precise in promise keeping—Tom Haycraft. 24 3n Hfemnriam The news of the death of the Mid-Winter class of '12 did not come as a shock to the public at large. For, as all logical thinkers had long ago concluded, how could such a class as this meet any other end? The end came in a peaceful slumber, entirely characteristic of their entire career. For nearly six years most of them had been permitted to pass their time at the Alton High School, but just as a policeman rudely awakens a peacefully slumbering Weary Willie, so Principal Richardson was at last compelled to awaken this class to the fact that they must do something. It appears that they perceived that the only thing possible for them to do was to effect their decease. So here we pay our respects and place a few laurels on their last resting place. “In men this blunder still you find, They think their little set, mankind."—Push.Mid-Winter Class Alton j cfyool Class Day Thursday, January 25, 1912. Music High School Orchestra Class History Martha Stanley Class Poem Helen Didlake Essay—“Our Yellow Neighbor," Mary Ryrie Violin Solo George Walker Recitation—“The Prince of Illusion,” Lillian Gaddis Oration—"The Hidden Power,” Vernon Wade Class Prophecy Eula Green Piano Solo Lillian Gaddis Class Will Lucian Taylor President's Address Paul Zerwekh Music High School Orchestra What! Wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice?"—Sid. Gaskins.Gkaftaaiing 1Exmia?a ittiitHiuln (Clasfi uf 1012 .Alton lliiitlt School High School Auditorium Friday Evening, January Twenty-six Nineteen Hundred Twelve Music, Program High School Orchestra Invocation, Rev. S. D. McKenny Salutatory, Francis George Morfoot Vocal Solo—“Rapture” Emily Louise Hoefert Address—“The American High School,” Dr. John W. Cook, Music, President of the Northern Illinois Normal School. High School Orchestra Valedictory, Mamie Louise Sydney Presentation of Diplomas by J. W. Schoefiler, President Board of Education. Music, High School Orchestra “Oh, if man were constant, he were perfect.” —Hilda Straube.E WISHED to say “respected’’ Seniors, but how could we when we knew you so well! “Familiarity breeds contempt.” It is the custom that the Seniors set the example for the other classes, hut we are glad to state that the Juniors of 13-’14 follow no such example, as that would mean destruction to the glorious old High. Do not think. Seniors, that we will sympathize with you on your glaring shortcomings, but, on the contrary, we will hold them forth to the gaze of all, so that your end may not be the lot of any other class. Look further in this book. Seniors, but only at your own peril! 28SENIOR CLASS Officers. Taylor Hyatt. Thomas Haycraft, Dora Bennes, Lyle Harford, President - Vice President - - - - Secretary Treasurer Colors. Moss Green and Old Gold. Taylor Hyatt. Thomas Haycraft. Dora Bennes. Lyle Harford. “Tate.” “Tommy ” “Doelie.” Pushmataha; Pushmataha. Pushmataha: Pushmataha; Basketball ’12; Class Treas. ’12. Vice-Pres. '10, ’ll; Class Pres. ’09. ’10. 11. ’12; Football ’ll; Class Basketball ’ll; Mgr. of Football team ’ll; Treas. Athletic Assn, ’ll, ’12; Bus. Mgr. of “Tatler” ’ll; Junior Play ’ll; Baseball Mgr. ’12. Pres, of Sodalitas Latina ’10; Vice-Pres. of Sodalitas Latina ’ll; Class Vice-Pres. ’12. Sec’y and Treas. ’12; Sec’y and Treas. Alton Arts Club’12: Class Sec’y '12. ‘ 7 never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles me.'' —Arnold Rosebery. ;joEmma Ballinger. Lelia Bauer. Grace Beecher. Anna Benecke. Illini. Pushmataha: U. A.; “Ann.” Sec'y and Treas. Class TO: Illini. U. A.; Junior Hay 'll. Illini. Helen Boals. “Bugs.” Illini; Sec’y and Treas. 12; Junior Play ’ll. Karl Bockstruck. Illini; Der Deutsche Verein. Robert Bradshaw. "Bullion.” Charles Braun. “Browne.” Pushmataha. . Illini. "His head is as firm as a stone."—Barnett Yaeger. .51Calanthe Brueggeman. Walter Burns. Bert Busse. Vivian Carter. Illini. Pushmataha. “Splish.” Illini. Pushmataha; Sec’y and Treas. ’ll; Football ’10. 'll; Class Basketball ’10, ’ll, ’10; Basketball '12; VicePres. Athletic Ass’n. ’ll. Dell Dahlstrom. Vera Dick. Mildred Dietiker. Kathleen Dodson. Pushmataha; Sodalitas Latina; Junior Play ’ll. u. A: u. A.; Illini. Pushmataha. U. A.; llli "All scattered together."—Freshmen. 32Elisabeth Dormann. Cora Draper. Illini; U. A.; Vice-Pres. of Der Deutsche Pushmataha. Verein 'll. Pres. '12; Literary Editor of Out '10, ’ll. Valedictorian '12. Cera Elder. U. A.; Pushmataha. Ruth Few. U. A ; Pushmataha. Marie Fitzgerald. Evelyn Ghent. Pushmataha. U. A.; Illini. Vera Greeling. Pushmataha. Alton Arts Club. Alvira Haley. Illini, Vice-Pres. ’12; Debating team ’10 and 'll. “ Yet once more, oh ye talcum, and once more."—Adele Strubel. 33Ada Hemken. Claire Herzog. Harold Hoppe. Frances Hurlbutt. Pushmataha. U. A : U. A.; Pushmataha; Illini. Pushmataha: Vice-Pres. of Class 10; Class Basketball Team ’ll; News editor of Quill ’ll; Basketball Team ’12; Junior Play 'll; Baseball 12. Treas. Sodalitas Latina ’ll. Florence Hurley. George Juttemeyer. “Sister.” Edith Lageinan. John Leinp. Illini. Illini. Pushmataha; Pushmataha; Sodalitas Latina; Treas. Deutsche Verein ’ll; Junior Play ’ll; 'Asst. Art Editor of Tatler ’ll; Alton Arts Club. Alton Arts Club. “.4 monumental heap of simplicity and good humor."—Karl Bockstruck. 34Grace Little. Gladys May. Pushmataha. Kanawha; Literary Editor of Quill ’12; Kanawha Debating Team ’ll. Rheba McDow. U. A ; Pushmataha. Torrey McKenny. Illini; Pres. Alton Art Club '12; Art Editor of Tatler 'll; Junior Play ’ll. Vera Megowen. Blanche Peters. U. A.; Illini. Illini. Upha Peters. Pushmataha; IJunior Play ’ll. Agnes Powell. Illini; Class Vice-Pres. 10. "A young man void of understanding."—Malcolm Harris. 35Clara Randolph. Pushmataha; [ Editor-in-Chief Tatler 11; | Sodalitas Latina; June Play ’ll. I Ernest Rennebaum. Pushmataha; Alton Arts Club: Sodalitas Latina. Ruby Rosebery. Pushmataha; Sec’y. and Treas. 11; Vice Pres, of Class T9. Reba Russell. Illini; Sodalitas Latina; VicePres. Alton Arts Club ’12. Mildred Scott. Pushmataha; Alton Arts Club. John Shine. Pres. Pushmataha ’12: School Debating Team; Baseball ’12. Track ’ll. George Smith. Adele Strubel. VicePres Pushmataha: Pushmataha; Class Mgr. of Quill 10. ‘11; Alton Arts Club. Sec’y. and Treas. of Class 10. ’ll; Football 10. ’ll; Asst. Editor Tatler ’ll; Track ’ll; Captain ’J2. “Even a fool, if he hold his peace, is counted wise."—Lyle Harford. 36Elliot Taylor, “Nuts.” Illini Debating Team '10; Football 10 and ’ll. Capt. Basketball Team ’12; Class Basketball Team ’10. 12; Class Baseball 'll: School Debating Team: Baseball '12. Julia Thorn. Pushmataha; Sodalitas Latina: Der Deutsche Verein; Junior Play 'JO. Irene Trilby. U. A.; Pushmataha. Elden Walker. u A : Pushmataha: Baseball '12. Ethel Waltrip. Illini. Eugene Webb. “Red.” Pushmataha. Lillian Weber. Pushmataha: Der Deutsche Verein. Bessie Williamson. U. A.: Pushmataha. “She wouldn't subscribe for the Tatler."—Helen Dobbs. 37Officers. Courtney Perrin, . - President William Stritmatter, . - Vice President Alice Green, - Secretary Eunice Whitney . - Treasurer Colors. Black and Gold. "A soft answer turneth away questioning."—Jim Forbes. 38 Courtney Perrin, William Stritmatter, Alice Green, Eunice Whitney, “Courtna.” “Bill.” Illini; Class Secy. 12. Pushmataha; Class Sec. and Treas. ’09. ’10. Illini Vicc-Pres. ’ll. Pres. ’12; Illini; ’ll; Class Pres. 10. ’ll, 12; Sodalitas Latina; Class Treas. ’12; Football 10. 11; Deutsche Y'erein; Asst. Editor ’Tatlbr’’ ’ll; Capt. Class Basket Ball Team Class Vice-Pres. '12; Junior Play ’ll; ’ll; Asst. Bus. Mgr. ’’Tati.f.k’’ '11; Junior Play ’ll; Secy. Athletic Assn. ’ll. Orchestra. Secy. Sodalitas Latina ’ll; Orchestra. Elmer Bierbaum, “Bierdy.” Pushmataha; Orchestra. Adelaide Boyle, Illini; Class Program. Coeina Donnelly, Illini; Alton Arts Club. Marie Floss, “Monk.” Illini; Junior Play ’ll. “ Tis better to have loafed and flanked than never to have loafed at ally — “Nuts” Taylor. 39Leo Grosh, “Skeet.” Illini. Lula Halsey, Illini; Class Sec’y 11; Junior Flay ’ll. Alton Arts Club. Malcom Harris, “Malx.” Pushmataha. Alice Joesting, Kanawha; Junior Play ’12; Salutatory ’12. Bessie McKee. Viola Miller, Illini. Pushmataha; Der Deutsche Verein. Flora Reilly, Ruby Sidwell, Illini; Kanawha. Der Deutsche Verein; "It is a wise father who knows his own son." (After the Troy game). 40 Ralph Smith. Russell Stewart. U. A.; Pushmataha; Pushmataha. Sodalitas Latina; Alton Arts Club. Marjorie Taylor. Illini. Carroll Wightman, “Bene.” U. A. Illini. Cecil Wightman, “C.” U. A.; Pushmataha. “A mere anatomy."—Torrey Thrift McKenny. 41iFlnra IrmUtr Born June 2, 1895. Died Auk. 12. 191l'. ‘There is no death! What seems so is transition; This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian. Whose portal we call death. She is not dead,—the child of our affection,— But gone unto that school Where she no longer needs our poor protection, And Christ Himself doth rule.” —Lonofellow.I FLORA BROGLIE....—' Senior Class History. ■ = -- J The class of 1912 entered High School with the determination to accomplish great things and they succeeded to a marvelous degree. Fitted in every way with material for accomplishing great things, all they had to do was to find the great things to accomplish. Great athletes such as Taylor. Busse, Smith, Perrin, Harford, Wightman, Walker, Bradshaw. Hyatt and Shine won the class eternal glory on many a gory field. Great orators such as Shine, Taylor and Haley made the class of 1912-’l.‘l immortal in the halls of forensic fame. Literary geniuses represented the class on famous editorial staffs. Such names as Randolph, Dorman, Smith and May can never he forgotten. McKenny and Juttemeyer rival Michael Angelo in their wondrous skill of portrayal. What yet there is to tell of this glorious class is so much that it would exhaust the ink of the honored writer. But we will leave a little more to tell on that day when they shall cease to honor these walls with their presence. “Mamma's Hopeful.”—“Sister" Jijttemeyer. 44June Class of 1913 Officers. Walter Wood,........................ James Forbes, -Lucile Wightman, - Clyde Schmoeller, - Colors: Black and Red. President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Walter Wood. James Forbes. Is a good, all-around fel- Can drive a car better than low. if he is in love. he can collect bills. Lucille Wightman. Clyde Schmoeller. Did you ever see an infant Much better actor than a that did not like to Latin bluffer, jabber? He that winketh the eno .4rv ,, „ causeth sorrow. — Dutch Hoefert. 46Leslie Alt. If he keeps on, he will surpass Harrison Fisher. Lucy Bailey. My father and mother are Irish and I am Irish too." Inez Buckstrup. She looked up to blush. She looked down to sigh: With a smile on her lips. And a tear in her eye. Marvel Clyne. Might become a student if she could talk louder. Robert Creswell. Harriet Daniel. "I am captain-elect of the She always says what she basketball team." means and says it promptly. Blanche Denny. Is sincere with a lack of affectation. Florence Dick. Will turn into a talking machine if she is not careful. “A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.''—Walter Burns. 47Irene Elder. She has the talent to become a primadonna. Edna Gerbig. Is famous for butting in and selling tickets. Harry Getsinger. Clark Gillham. He bluffs Mr. Steward into Is thinking of becoming a thinking he knows a little professor of scientific about physics. agriculture. Louise Gillham. Very tall and very good Icoking- Elvira Gormly. Is not daunted either by orations of Cicero or by the Pythagorean theorems. Tillie Guertler. You have to listen twice to make sure she is around. Mae Holley. Very quiet but a very good artist. little of everything and a whole lot of nothing. ” — “ Bullion. 48 “Knows aClarence Howard. Barbara Hull. The future Slim Sallee of Her voice is low and Upper Alton. He will sweet, be discovered by Uresnahan in 1915. Aeola Hyatt. She has a ready smile and a willing hand. Rudolph Knight. An expert electrician. He will some day be boss of the dynamo department of the General Electric Co. Grace Lavenue. Frank Leese. Surprisingly similar to Very brilliant in all kinds nothing known. of mathematics. Marie Lowe. Elizabeth Martin. She is very good at writing She wishes that her father stories; also at tell- was president of a ingthem. Talcum factory. Scarce half a wit, and more than half a clown."—John Shine. 49 4Nellie Mather. Exceedingly unostentatious. Ethel Megowen. "We feed in a parlor and that is Irish too." Katherine Meriwether. Katy did when she thought of it. Harry Moldafsky. He is Johnny-on-the-spot to improve his financial condition. Emily Nixon. Is good natured. but determined. Neild Osborn. Likes to argue but can’t see the other side of the question. Arnold Rosebery. Paul Scott. Does'nt say much but when Editorin-Chief. he makes up his mind, it Enough Said, can't be changed. “It is hard for an empty hag to stand upright"— Louise Bauer. 50Bessie Stallings, She is very proud of her talented relations. Hilda Straube, She is very good looking and very lovable. Mamie Snyder. Robert Streeper, She deserves all the good The better you know him. one can say about her. the better you like him (maybe). Lillian Talmage. Is going to open a hair bleaching establishment. Elva Weber. She intends to become a Shakespearean dramatist. Helen Wightman. Bernice Wright. A very sweet little girl. Is very well read and is very fond of W. M. A. “I marched the lobby twirling my stick.M —Harry Getsinger. 51ITS HI STORY IN TEN CHAPTERS WE WERE HATCHED BY FATHER TIME. A Q SEPT. 5 , I 909 AND SPENT A PORTION OF THE FIRST FALL I N THE SHOWER BATH BUT Pv-s v T _d§=P “The Dominant Tenth."—Miss Gillmore. 52GOT EVEN THE NEYTT YEAR BY BEING OQTJlf -NOT IN- THAT SAME SHOWER BATH AS FRESHMEN WE DEFEATED THE SOPHS IN BASKET BALL AS SOPHOMORES WE ORGANIZED THE SOCIETY AND GAVE A HAY RIDE "She wears the rose of youth upon her."—Miss McCarthy. 53Officers. Bert Russell,........................ Dwight Shaff,........................ Elizabeth Quigley, - Alma Armour,......................... President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Coi.oks: Purple and Gold. Bert Russell. The best man on the Tat-ler staff. Dwight Shaff. He greatly assisted the class by taking home "A Rose o’ Plymouth Town.” Elizabeth Quigley. She is a good German student, but she looks more like a somnambulist. Alma Armour. She has the rare faculty of doing what she’s told without try ing to improve on it. “His little (?) feet, like snails, do creep (?).”—Mr. Steward. 55Artimisha Getsinger. Carries a 1912 model of a shining brass hammer. Mary Caldwell. Much rushed of late by O. A. K. Isabelle Brooke. Lulu Ahe. She might profit by reading Rather inclined to be some good book on good communicative, horse sense. Ernest Jackson. Emma Horn. He might profit by modeling Rather inclined to be himself after his friend, reserved. Ru. Thomas Henry. Harold Harford. Just a wee bit fast, pap’s. The only original lady killer. “Slow as molasses in January!'— Emma Ballinger. 50Katherine Lindley. A walking fashion plate. Theodore Kohlhepp. Darwin’s missing link. Corida Koenig. Prefers fashion plates and "Top Notches” to her lessons. Casper Jacoby. Would like to debate on the subject. "Resolved, that the Boston Nationals will win the pennant.” Moreland Rintoul. Eunice Redman. A cardiac destroyer. Longs for letters from Springfield. May Nickels. The smile that won’t come off. Robert May. Needs plenty of time for his faculties to work. “Easily taken."— Daisy Joesting.Grace Van Preter. Edward Stafford. Adele Sotier. Doris Rubenstein. She’s just come from the country. Is springing into a chivalrous young carpet knight. A little less She plays the piano - affectation. after a fashion. Barnett Yaeger. Extraordinary. Adolph Wuerker. A good fellow in spite of his sphinx-like countenance. Lillian Wentz. Joseph Walter. Is somewhat accomplished. Has a wee bit of except in ticket selling. a pout. "Mat may I be a dude?"—Walden Levis. 58 tMaltrr j oprr Bom, August 14, 1897. Died, April 4, 1912. He lived among us for a fleeting day; He grasped our hands, walked with us on our way; We heard his voice, we caught his sunny smile, And all the world was lighter for a while. The days are dark, our heart’s are full of pain. But in this deepest loss there is a gain; For ere the shadows fell of that sad end. We learned to know him and to call him friend.June Class of 1914 Officers. Edgar Degenhardt,.....................................President Edwin Bauer, ■ Vice President Harold Hoefert, ... Secretary and Treasurer Fred Alexander Raymond Andrews Edwin Bauer Blanche Bell Clara Bennes Walter Blakely Bessie Bockstruck Margaret Brown Joseph Clevenger Linza Davis John Doxey Rogers Farley Samuel Findley Alvin Fitzgerald Helen Fitzgerald Mildred Ford Roll. Elma Frazer Alice Gates Pearl Hopson Grace Johnstone Oliver Kelly Henry Kramer Hilda Lenhardt Bertha Luer Marjorie McKenny Clarence McMullen Ora Marum Thomas Mayo James Morgan Hazel Parrish Bennie Powell Oliver Pratz Eugene Price Harold Raines Vera Reilly Minnie Reister Alma Robinson Elizabeth Rose Henry Schoeffler Jack Shank Theodore Smith Theodosia Taylor Emma Watkins Henry Werts Ruth Winchester Bertha Zimmerman “Methot I heard a voice cry. Sleep no more."—Board of Education.June Class 1914—Section I. June Class, 1914—Section II.Officers. President Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer George Walter, James Hearne, Irene Fries, - Nina Baker Hilda Bensinger Floyd Bolton Edgar Degenhardt Ernest Dietz Hattie Foster Edith Foy Viola French Irene Fries Myrtle Gent Edward Gratian Wilbert Hart Elsie Hartman James Hearne Roll. La Verne Hill Harold Hoefert Marguerite Hohman Helen Hudgens Bessie Jackson Helen Joesting Erwin Koch Esther Leeper Helen Lowry Helen Luer Lillian Luer Sadie Meriwether Harold Meyers Margaret Mohr Mae Ohnsorg Roscoe Poole George Rennebaum Nina Rintoul William Schaefer Gertrude Schaperkotter Herbert Schindewolf Harry Schlag Frank Sutton George Walter Marcus Welton Walter Wilson Elizabeth Zerwekh Pauline Zimmerman Children should he seen and not heard.''—Florence Dick. 65February Class, 1915—Section IFebruary Class, 1915—Section IIOfficers. Walter Ryan, Rowena Waggoner, Frances Richards, Helen Stamper, Cecilia Baker Marguerite Boyd Aloysius Budde Harold Cartwright Nathan Cassella Paul Dooling Louise Draper Roll. Minnie Henjes Mabel Howard Leona Koch George Lowe Cleo McDow Charles McHenry Archie Megowen President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Blanche Milford Jane Pace Elsa Schmerge Ethel Stahl Hazel Wenzel Dorothy Williams “Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.”—B. C. 68Upper Altcn, 1914.Sophomore Class. By A. FRESHMAN. See the boy. He is little. He thinks he is not little. He thinks he is big. His head is big. His head has swelled. But nothing is in his swelled head. His swelled head is empty. He says he is brave. He is not brave. He is afraid. He says he never cries. It is not true. He does cry. He will cry. He will cry hard. He walks hard on his shoes. His shoes make a big noise. His shoes are too big. He studies his lessons. Why does he study his lessons? Because he is afraid of his teacher. Is his teacher cross? Yes, his teacher is cross. He sometimes spanks his little girls and boys. The girls have very funny hair. It is not in braids or curls. It is all in a bunch. It is not pretty. I do not like it. The boy and the girl say I am green. They are yellow. I like yellow apples. They are good. They are good to eat. But I do not like yellow boys and girls. They are not nice. They do not talk to me. I think I will go home. I will not talk about those ‘ ‘smarty kids. ” Good bye. "A mistake."—Leo Grosh. “A joke."—Harold Meyer. 70June Class of 1915. William Stewart, Officers. President Ralph Webb, . Vice President Elizabeth Browning, - Secretary and Treasurer Florence Aderton Roll. Edmond Gill Elmer Nixon Victor Andrews Henrietta Greene Lottie Pfarr Lucille Appelquist Ulla Gissler Orville Pierce Clara Bauer Zina Harrison Florence Rose Louise Bauer Earl Heide Fay Scott Louis Beiser Harriet Herbert Eva Shearlock Lynn Beiser Esther Hill Irene Shine Lillian Bensinger Charles Heventhal Harry Snyder Hester Bramhall Lucille Hoffman Margaret Starr Jason Bramhall Ruth Hughes . Sophia Steiner George Braun Gould Hurlbutt William Stewart Hiram Bridges Daisy Joesting Walter Stiritz Marjorie Brown Myrtle Keyser Alois Strubel Blanche Browning Leolga King Emma Sullivan Clarence Brueggeman William La Mothe Lucia Taylor Louis Burns Eldredge Lemen Alma Tinsley Mary Eunice Caywood Mary Lewis Clamanza Topliff Mildred Chappell Robert Lewis Josephine VanPreter Russell Clark Eunice McFetridge Dorothy Volz Robert Cleveland Veda Magee Eugene Walter Burton Copley Eleanor Mawdsley Leona Walter Hazel Crouch Ruth Michelbuch Velma Walter Edwin Day Emmet Melling Archie Waltrip Mary Demuth Arthur Miller Ralph Webb Gordon Edgar Mabel Mohr Frank Weber Dorothy Ferguson Esther Mook Helen Williams Robert Gaddis Thomas Moran Thomas Wimber Phyllis Gaskins Margaret Morfoot Cleora Gent Beulah Munger “A woman’s nay doth stand for naught."—Beulah Munger.June Class, 1915—Section I. June Class, 1915—Section II.June Class, 1915—Section III.Walden Levis, Officers. President Dorothy Penrose, - Vice-President Virginia Taylor, - Secretary Harvey Calame, - Treasurer Viola Arnold Roll. Arthur Horn Dorothy Penrose Eugene Brucker Charlotte Hummert Ethel Rice Harvey Calame Douglas Johnston Franklin Rundell Walter Clark Margaret Kendall David Siegel Hildred Clevenger Orland Keyburtz Gladys Starr Wallace Colonius Elizabeth Koch Albert Swope Marie Geddes Joseph Lamm Virginia Taylor Marian Goudie Lucille Lehne Alice Twing Mildred Goudie Walden Levis Elizabeth Wade McKinley Hamilton Frank Lheureux Ernest Weber Helen Hemken Mildred MacDonald Virgil Wright Mamie Holocher Chesley McKee "A very gentle beast and of a good conscience."—“Froggy” Giu.ham. 7 ;February Class, 1916.Officers. Harold Dodge, - - - , - - - - President Charlotte Stamper,...............................Vice President Anna Clyne, ------- Secretary William Taggart, ------ Treasurer Colors, Scarlet and Black. Frederick Barnard Harriett Burnap Gladys Clark Raymond Clifford Edith Daniel Lucille Dawson Leonard Elble Roll. Leone Elwell Mattie Gustine Marguerite Hile Milton Lohr Ethel McKinney Mary Maley Lewis Pates Laura Prather Able Sargent Elmer Schwartzbeck Adda Seely Thelma Seitz William Wright “ am Sir Oracle, and when I ope mg lips, let no dog bark."—Alvira Haley. 77Upper Alton, 1915.Freshman Class. Freshmen, you have long enough been abused, in fact you have been made the victim of every stale joke that has ever been printed! Brilliant satirists have made you babies with abnormally little sense; have lost you in the halls; have had you holding your hands in the air until further continuation of the operation would have caused said members to become fixed in that position; have had you fleeing or cowering at the approach of every upper classman for so long that a credulous public has begun to to believe such libel and your character has been sadly damaged. But since this editorial staff contains neither an Ananias nor a satirist, we will neither leave you shivering in the hall nor holding your hand in space but will for once tell the public the truth. Therefore be it known unto the general public: The Alton High School Freshmen are as learned as the most learned could desire, in fact we very much doubt whether there is one member of the class who cannot say “He learnt me this” with as much ease as yourself. They find their way about perfectly, being neither blind nor scared to death; on the contrary their insatiable curiosity leads them to even pry open the door of the janitor's closet in search of some place they should not go, not being so ignorant as not to know that raising one’s hand necessitates the raising of the arm likewise, thus endangering the making of a rent in the fabric used in the construction of the sleeve or adjoining portions; they never raise their hands but merely open their mouths and articulate very clearly and distinctly. They flee at the approach of no one, not even Mr. Lorch, but even go so far as to request information of that gentlemen on the subject of a curled mustache. They are not Lilliputians, but are, on the average, of a goodly stature. General public, upper classmen: Make fun of our Freshmen no longer. Respect that famous saying, “You’ve gotta quit kickin’ my dawg aroun .” "If to her share some female errors fall. Look on her face and you ll forget them all." —Lucia Taylor. 80Manual Training Department.Recognition Honors. Awarded by a committee of five from the faculty to those who, outside of class room work, have most actively and efficiently engaged in the following school activities; Class Officers, Athletics, Literary Societies, Debates, Plays, Music, Publications. The names are given in order of their classes with the activities in which they have taken part during the last year. Paul Zerwekh: Vice-President Ulini ’ll; Captain Illini Debating Team ’ll and 12; Class President ’ll and T2; Football Captain T1; President Sodalitas Latina 'll; President Athletic Association ’ll. Taylor Hyatt: Vice-President Pushmataha ’ll; Class President ’ll and T2; Football ’ll; Football Manager ’ll: Treasurer Athletic Association T1 and ’12; Baseball Manager 12; Glee Club Double Quartette. Elliott Taylor: Football’ll; Captain Basketball T2; Baseball ’12; School Debating Team ’12; Class Program T2; Glee Club. Eunice Whitney: Pushmataha Program Committee ’ll; Chairman T2; Class Secretary and Treasurer ’ll; Treasurer T2; Assistant Editor Tatler ’ll; Junior Play ’ll. Secretary Sodalitas Latina 12; Operetta ’ll; Girls’ Chorus Sextette; Orchestra. Paul Scott: Captain Kanawha Debating Team 'll; Editor-in-Chief Tatler T2; School Debating Team 12; Chairman Junior Play Committee T2; Junior Play '12; Operetta ’ll; School extempore Representative at Carbon-dale and Champaign '12. Walter Wood: Kanawha Vice-President 'll; Foot- ball ’ll; Assistant Business Manager Tatler 12; Basketball 12; Basketball Manager '12; Baseball Captain '12. Junior Play '12; Vice-President Athletic Association ’ 12; President Class ’ 12. “Oh! what may man within him hide, Tho' angel on the other side."—Mr. Ritcher. 83Rah! Rah! Rah? ATHLETIC Bh t Alton i!iit}li i rltool Athlrtir ----□ Aosoriatum □---- Officers. Paul Zerwekh, - Walter Wood, ... Courtney Perrin, - Taylor Hyatt, ... President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Athletic Board of Control. Faculty Members. Mr. R. L. Bird, Mr. C. P. Steward, Director of Athletics. Coach. Student Members. Bert Busse Edgar Degenhardt Taylor Hyatt Captains. Managers. Paul Zerwekh Football _ ..Taylor Hyatt Elliot Taylor _ . . . Basketball Walter Wood Walter Wood. . . _ Baseball . .Taylor Hyatt George Smith.. Track. . ... Mr. Bird God made him, therefore let him pass for a man.” —Ed. Gill. 8tFootball. Zerwekh, Captain Wood, Captain-elect Taylor Degenhardt Busse Fisher Perrin Smith Alexander Dodge Henry Hyatt, Manager Basketball. Taylor, Captain Creswell, Captain-elect Wood, Manager Busse Hoppe Harford Debate. Taylor, Captain Shine Scott 1X7 HEN CAPTAIN ZERWEKH called the football candidates together early in September he found that of the ten “A" men of 1910 who should have been there, four were missing. Hope, Weber and Neff left school while we lost J. Heagler to Western. Smith, Busse, Fisher, Taylor and Perrin, besides Captain Zerwekh and Hyatt, who did not have a chance to earn his letter, but who had done good work in the latter part of the 1910 season, were there. This left five positions vacant. Of the new candidates were Degenhardt, Alexander, from Flat River, Mo., Henry, who entered school from.Upper Alton, Dodge, a member of the Upper Alton Department, and last but far from least Wood, who decided to play football. So that after all, the prospects were better than were first expected. On October 1st we met East St. Louis there. The boys fought desperately but the breaks went against them and this, coupled with insufficient practice, gave us the little end of the score when the whistle blew—6 to 2. Instead of discouraging the team, this defeat gave them the needed impetus and the next week they worked harder than ever. Being unable to get a game for the 7th, Captain Zerwekh sent the team in against ShurtlefFs second for the 10th to keep the team from going stale. They were no match for us, and we ran through them with little or no trouble. It was our first chance to try our fakes and trick plays and it also proved that the team had struck its pace, as was shown by the score—15 to 0. »iThe next game, October 14th, was with the Troy Giants at Troy. Here, without a doubt, the team showed what team work, what practice, and above all what fighting spirit could do. Playing against a team composed of four professionals and the rest miners, men of gigantic strength and weight, and playing before a crowd which waited eagerly for a chance to break up the game with a fight, the boys fought desperately, fought brilliantly, carried the ball to the enemy’s five-yard line, where the opponents secondary defense held like a stone wall, and slowly but surely forced them back down the field. How the score ended a tie no one, not even the team, could tell. Nevertheless it proved we had a team which deserved our best support. On Wednesday. October 25, we again met Shurtleff. Although the game was scheduled with the second team, Shurtleff, wishing to wipe out their defeat, brought a team composed almost entirely of first team subs, but we didn’t greatly exert ourselves and had the big end of the score—6 to 0. Saturday of the same week we walked all over Edwardsville, tried every play we had, tried some we didn’t have and took them into camp, 34 to 0. 87But a haughty spirit goeth before a fall. Saturday, Nov. 4th, we were disgraced for the first and only time during the season of 1911. We journeyed to Carrollton minus Henry, Alexander and Degenhardt—three valuable men—but we should have beaten them easily but for over-confidence, and even after they scored the first time, our play lacked that desperate gameness, that never-quit spirit which had characterized them all through the season. It was one of those inex-plainable offdays which come unexpectedly upon every team. The next week, Nov. 11th, we tasted of that revenge for which we had waited so long. East St. Louis was rudely awakened from the superior feeling which they had carried ever since the first of the season. With fast, aggressive play, magnificent fighting spirit, Perrin tore away with a forward pass and scored in the first three minutes of play. When it was all over we had 15, East St. Louis, 0. Just for a little excursion to break the monotony and incidentally to “show” Edwardsville, we chartered a special car the next Saturday, the 18th, and with fifty loyal rooters we traveled over to that little burg. When we got back, delight- Alumni Football Team. 88ed with the outing, also better acquainted with the school yells, we were incidentally able to relate to our friends that the score was 31 to 0 in our favor. Turkey day, the first annual game between the Alumni and Alton High School was played. A thaw the night before left the field a sea of mud and water. The Alumni, a team made up of the stars of Alton’s past star teams—a team which contained names dear to every true Alton rooter—entered the game, confident of winning. The game was desperately contested. The condition of the field made open play, our strongest asset, an impossibility, although it also hampered the use of the Alumni weight. In the third quarter Henry dashed through the line and went over for a touchdown. But by far the most spectacular play was Henry’s breaking up of the interference made by two men, and stopping Cuthbertson who had a clear field ahead of him. When the game was over it was almost impossible to distinguish one player from another, because of the mud with which they were covered. But the team was satisfied, the score being 5-0 in our favor. Thus ended the season of 1911 which, although some may dispute us, we believe was the most successful in the history of the school. Although the team of 1905 made a somewhat better showing in a smaller number of games, football is now played under such very different conditions that that team could not be classed above the team of 1911. 891911 Football Team.The Team. Henry, T4 Dodge, T6 Zerwekh, T2 -Taylor, T2 Fisher, T4 Degenhardt, T4 Busse, ’12 - Alexander, '14 Smith, T2 Perrin, T3 W(X)d, ’13 - Hyatt, ’12 Fullback Right Halfback Left Halfback Quarterback Center Left Guard Right Guard Right Tackle Left Tackle Left End Right End Subsitute Record. Oct 1 Alton 2 East St. Louis 6. Oct 10 Alton 15 Shurtleff 0. Oct 14 Alton 0 _ Troy 0. Oct 25 Alton 6 Shurtleff 0. Oct 28 Alton 34 . Edwardsville 0. Nov 4 Alton 0 Carrol ton 11. Nov. 11 Alton 15 Nov 18 Alton 31 East St. Louis 0. . Edwardsville 0. Nov. 30 _ . -Alton 5 _ Alumni 0. Games. Played 9. Won 7, lost 2, tied 1. Total points, Alton 108; opponents 17. Mg mind mg kingdom is."—Miss Ferguson. 91Captain Zerwekh, “P. Z.,“ was the first captain to have entire charge of the Alton High school team, and he filled his position to a degree far exceeding the hopes of the most sanguine. “P. Z. ” found himself at the beginning of the season of 1910 when he was placed at end. In this position he captured forward passes time after time for gains which were responsible for many a touchdown and many a victory. During 1911, as captain, he played left half. At this position, his end runs were spectacular. But most notable of all was his splendid handling of the team. Without a doubt his splendid generalship made the team of 1911 what it was: the best in the history of Alton High School football. “A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the best of men. "— Mr. Metz. “Punk,” the Idol of Alton High School Football, Basketball, and Baseball fans, has undoubtedly deserved all of the praise that has been given him. The lightest and smallest man on the team, his brain work makes him the greatest forward going. His swift, unerring tackling stops plays that start around the right. Football is to him as easy as living is to us. In fact he plays football just as he plays basketball and baseball: that is, without a peer. Great as has been his work this year, undoubtedly greater will be his work next year as leader. For 1912 we predict a peerless team with the peerless leader.Taylor started the game in 1910 under trying conditions. The dissensions, which nearly broke up the team, made a new quarter necessary. “Nuts”, without any previous experience and with but a short time to practice, went in behind a reconstructed team and averted the threatening disaster. In 1911 his handling of punts, his great forward passes, and above all, his headwork during the games, combined with Captain Zerwekh's work before the games, made the team of 1911 the great and perfect team that it was. Taylor’s piloting of the team through the stiffest battles was truly marvelous and without a precedent in the history of Alton High School. Do you know why Upper Alton was anil exed to Alton? There were just two important reasons. One was, that Tom Henry might play football for A.H.S. When “P.Z.” brought his material together in the fall of 1911, the place which needed filling the most was the middle position, in the back field. Did he find a fullback! No one who saw Tom puncture the East St. Louis, Edwardsville and Shurtleff lines like a Mauser bullet going through a lace handkerchief would ask a question like that. He had starred for Pie Town, but with the team mates he had here, he compared with the other fullbacks seen around here the last few moons, like a forty-eight candle power Tungsten light compared with a tallow candle. Watch Henry in 1912. “My man's as true as steel."—Helen Didlake. ! 3Now I’ll tell you the second reason why Upper Alton was annexed to Alton. It was that Dodge could play with A. H.S. Dodge is a Freshman of the Upper Alton Department and he surely is a credit to Upper Alton. First he tried center, but his size never fitted him for the line, so he discovered that the position for which he was designed was right half. The way he circled the ends and smashed through the line after his big running mate, Tom, and especially the way, when on the defensive, in which he bowled over men that out-weighed him forty pounds, made him a live wire on the 1911 team. Dodge has three more years. With his added experience and weight, he will be the backbone for several coming teams. Fischer is one of those big, solid men so necessary to football. His beef and muscle won him a place in the 1910 team in spite of his total lack of experience. But he overcame his greenness and made good with a vengeance. In 1911 he, like all other great athletes, after wandering around, found his place. Center was invented for men just like “Susie,” or else men just like “Susie" were invented for center. “Susie” could not only handle that little pigskin oval just right, particularly when Taylor called a punt, but at the same time he could hold out the line, or, when on the defense, he could break through before the other side could get a play started. “The Eagle suffers little birds to sing."—Miss Jones. 94The heaviest man on the team, “Degie,” held them out like a rock wall. Always on the job, he made it impossible for an opposing team to gain on line bucks through the left side of the line. When Taylor called a quarter back buck through the left, he merely secreted himself behind Degie’s ample dimensions and never stopped till somebody came around from behind and grabbed him. When there was about five yards to go for a touchdown on the third down, Taylor called “left guard back” and the rooters began yelling for the touchdown, because they knew it would come. And it always did come. “Degie” has two years yet, and with his ever increasing speed, he ought to make a great full back. Busse got his “A” for the season of 1910, but nobody knew then what stuff there was in him. But in 1911 “they were shown" amply and sufficiently. A physical giant, he stopped those line smashes all right, and when Alton sent a buck through on the right, it wasn't Busse's fault if it didn’t go there. He made holes in the other line that the men carrying the ball would either have to be blind or scared to death, to miss. Beside being a great guard it may be said of Busse, that if they had all been Busses, there would have been no disputes or dissensions among the players on the teams of 1910 and 1911, a rare and a great tribute to any player. “Better to smoke here than smoke hereafter—Ralph Smith. 95“Alex" entered Alton High at the beginning of last season. With his previous experience on the Flat River (Missouri) team, he was immediately seen to be a find. He was first tried at half, because of his great speed, but because of the fact that he lived out of town, which made it impossible for him to come to practice but seldom, he could not be used at half. He was next tried at end, but it was then discovered that a right tackle was needed. “Alex” was placed there and if ever a man played a great defensive game at tackle, “Alex" did it. If Flat River has any more men like “Alex,” we’ll be glad to borrow them. “Smithy" didn’t know what he could do till he tried. Although this isn't very strange, when Smithy tried something happened. He came out first in 1910, and his place was cinched after the first game. But good as he was in 1910, in 1911 he developed into the best tackle that ever played for Ruby Red and Silver Gray. The fastest man on the team, he could break up plays, and on the defense, his side was never broken through; while if a man got loose, ‘ ‘Smithy’ ’ could get him no matter how great the other fellow’s speed. But “Smithy’s” greatest worth was shown when we needed forty yards real bad. All that was necessary was to call tackle around, and the only trouble was George didn’t always stop at forty, but pretty often went on through for the touchdown. "Sweep on, ye fat and greasy citizens."—Illini. 96“Court” began his football career late in the season of 1910. But, by hard practice, be amply demonstrated to the coach that he was ready for use, and won his letter playing at left half in the closing games of the season. Coming out early in 1911, Perrin got his chance to show what was in him. So great was his defensive work that, before the season was very old, Alton rooters didn't worry when the opponents started a play around “Court’s” end, for they were indeed fortunate if they got the ball up to the line of scrimmage. A hard working man and always in condition, he is always to be depended on, and Alton’s followers expect him to be one of the greatest men of the team next fall. Hyatt held the difficult position on the 1911 team of being ready to fill any position without any notice. Hyatt practiced faithfully and trained conscientiously, and, if he had not been handicapped by his lightness, he would most undoubtedly have pushed some one for a position. But in the games in which he participated, he showed the stuff that he was made of. Hyatt earned his “A" just as much as any that played, although he didn't get a chance to show his ability just as often as the others. It’s a shame to let “Tate” graduate. "Mislike me not for my complexion."—Cecil Wightman. 97 7r-i3 (N£V MEMORIAM INHEMORYOF OUR behoved: § SKJ@®!L iPSKSIT BORN I3A.D. DIED 2380. GONE AND FORGOTTEN! LESLIE ALT.Following close upon the end of a most successful football season the basket ball practice began early in December. The first step was the election of Elliott Taylor, captain, and it afterward proved to be the wisest step that any team has ever taken. After hard practice, Captain Taylor took the team to Bunker Hill, December 31st. Here the opening game of the season with Bunker Hill Military Academy was won by the score of 16 to 14. Saturday, the 30th, Alton met Blackburn University at Blackburn. In the first half Alton was badly bothered by the strange floor, and apparently lost their heads, the score at the end of the first half being 15 to 6 in Blackburn’s favor; but in the second half the team got started, used some team work, scored 15 points, while the opponents could score only 1, but lost by a hair's breadth, 22 to 21. Considering the fact that Alton was playing a college team and in a strange gym. the result was indeed a surprise, and proved that we had a team far above the ordinary. The next week, the 6th, Alton played its first game at home and won from Christian Brothers' College second team by the score of 35 to 15. January 13th Alton went to Edwardsville minus Wood and Henry, and, playing with two substitutes, lost to the Crescent Athletic Club, 38 to 30. January 26th will undoubtedly go down in the basket ball calendar of every loyal Alton rooter as a red letter day. Alton had now most undoubtedly hit its pace, and, before a crowd that packed the Y. M. C. A. balcony to its capacity, met Blackburn University. With a 22-21 defeat to wipe out and a crowd that cheered the team in a way that made Alton believe that the much-talked-of school spirit had awakened from its sleep, the team played a magnificent game. It was “ 4 beast that wants discourse of reason.”—Aeola Hyatt. 99truly a game that kept the crowd on its feet. Nearly the entire game one or other of the teams led by 1 point Each basket brought either hope or despair. Finally with not half a minute to play, the score stood 45-45. But with a last desperate effort Alton got the ball in the basket and won 47-45. Winning from a university was going some for A. H. S. Tuesday, the 26th, Alton showed Edwardsville that we were not only their superiors in football but also in basket ball. The team had no trouble in walking all over them. The final score was 46 to 21. February the 9th, the team journeyed to Jacksonville and met Jacksonville High School before an immense crowd. The gym. was evidently built for seating capacity, not for a basket ball court, as even the baskets were not the regulation size and it was impossible for the team to hit the basket. Added to this, the team had one of those unexplainable off days and lost by the score of 25 to 8. The next week the team brought the Crescent Athletic Club to Alton and although the first half was desperately contested, in the second half they tasted of revenge, the score being 35 to 24, favor of Alton. Thursday, February the 22d, Alton High School, for the first time in the history of the school, entered the Southern Illinois Basket Ball Tournament which was held this year at Centralia. In this tournament are usually represented the pick of the Southern Illinois teams. Schools which do not have a football season and who begin basket ball practice in September, playing from twenty to thirty games a year, are represented in this organization. The contesting teams were: Granite City, Centralia, Mount Vernon, Duquoin, Benton, Robinson, Eldorado and Alton. Friday, Alton met Centralia, which had previously defeated every team of Southern Illinois, and, playing on a strange gym. and before an immense crowd, Alton completely lost their heads and lost by the overwhelming score of 60 to 16. Friday night Alton met Eldorado and, since a defeat meant elimination, Alton hit their old pace and showed the crowd what they could do. By splendid team work they won easily 41 to 11. Saturday morning Alton played Benton. The Benton team was confident of victory and, at the end of the first half, led 19 to 13. But in the second half Alton came back and, quoting the Centralia Sentinel, ‘ ‘with only five minutes to play, the game was practically won by Wood, the smallest man on the team. This plucky lad, always on the go, rushed in from his position as guard and threw two successive field goals. Benton, try as they might, could not overcome this lad and lost by four points, the score being 33 to 29 in favor of Alton. ’ ’ “ am not in the roll of common men.”—Mr. Bird. 100Saturday night Alton met Mt. Vernon to decide second place. “The Alton High School team defeated Mt. Vernon by a score of 25 to 20. It was quite a surprise, as it was not generally believed Alton would defeat Mt. Vernon. The latter team has been showing considerable strength, but in the last few games the Alton boys have displayed considerable playing ability and, although very small, seem to withstand the onslaught of the heaviest teams. The games, although quite close at times, always saw Alton in the lead. The first half ended with the score of 16 to 9, favor of Alton. Mt. Vernon took a brace in the second half and the game ended 25 to 20, favor of Alton. The standing of the teams at the close of the tournament was: 1. Granite City Gaines played. 3 Won. 3 Lost. 0 2. Alton . 4 3 1 3. Centralia 3 2 1 4. Mt. Vernon. 4 2 2 5. Duquoin 3 1 2 6. Benton _ _ 3 1 2 7. Robinson . . 2 0 2 8. Eldorado . 2 0 2 Reviewing the tournament, it can easily be seen that the showing made by Alton was truly marvelous. Granite City played the easier teams first and defeated Centralia when they were in a crippled condition. Had Alton met Centralia after defeating some of the easier teams instead of the first game, the result would undoubtedly have been different. Also comparing the number of games played, Granite had played 27 games before coming to Centralia, and Centralia 30 before entering the tournament, while Alton had played but 8. The whole team deserves great credit, but too much praise cannot be given to Captain Taylor who had entire charge of the team during the season. It is a difficult position for a captain to hold when he must coach his team and take the entire responsibility, especially when playing away from home, as on the Centralia trip. Taylor took hold of a bunch of new players, no two of which had ever played together before, and without any assistance, whipped them into one of Alton's greatest basket ball teams. Second place in the Southern Illinois Basket Ball Tournament is a great achievement for Alton High. But one team in the history of the school can be compared with the 1912 team. The team was characterized all the season by splendid team work and a desperate fighting spirit which is always found in a well managed team. The basket ball season of 1912 is a proof of the fact that this year has and will have been the greatest in the history of the school. "Oh! wad some power the giftie gie ye, To hear yourself as others hear ye.” —Taylor Hyatt. 1011912 Basket Ball Team.Basket Ball Team and Record of Games. Hoppe ’12 L. F. Points Scored 100 Cresswell. . _ T3 L. G. Busse _.. '12 Lg. -C. 18 Wood . . _ _ '13 Rg.-Rf. 43 Harford . _ . _ ’ 12 C. 16 Taylor, Captain '12 Rf. Lg. 122 Complete Record of Basket Ball Season 1912. Date Team Score Opponents Score Where Played Dec. 21 Alton 16 Bunker Hill M. A. . 14 at Bunker Hill. “ 30 4 4 21 Blackburn University 22 at Carlinville Jan. 6 4 4 35 Christian Bros. College 15 at Alton “ 13 4 4 30 Crescent Athletic Club... 38 at Edwardsville “ 23 4 4 47 Blackburn University 45 at Alton “ 26 4 4 46 Edwardsville High 21 at Edwardsville Feb. 9 4 4 8 Jacksonville High 25 at Jacksonville “ 17 4 4 35 Crescent Athletic Club 24 at Alton “ 23 18 Centralia 60 at Centralia ... “ 23 4 4 41 Eldorado . 11 at Centralia ... “ 24 4 4 33 Benton 29 at Centralia “ 24 4 4 27 Mount Vernon . . 19 at Centralia Total, 355 Opponents’, 323 "Not worth mentioning."—Freshmen. 102Basketball Team Captain Taylor.—“Nuts” had entire charge of the 1912 Basketball team. He coached it and managed it on the field. He devised the plays and put them into execution and he scored more points than any other man on the team. “Nuts” is most undoubtedly the greatest leader that ever captained a basketball team for Ruby Red and Silver Gray. Manager Wood.—“Shorty” Wood is truly a marvel. Guarding men who outweighed him 40 pounds, playing the floor with lightning speed, dashing up from guard and winning games by his spectacular field goals, Wood was the sensation of every game in which he played. Hoppe.—“Hop” played the basket and he played it sure. When Busse or Wood shot the ball up the field, Hoppe was always under the basket to drop it in. A sure shot and heady, Hoppe won many a game for A. H. S. Harford.—Lyle didn't come out until the day before the team was to leave for Centralia, and it had been found necessary to get a new center. Big and fast, Harford played a great defensive and offensive game. Few men could get the jumps on Lyle, and although he had no previous practice, he played a wonderful game at Centralia. Busse.—“Splish,” the biggest man on the team, was the fellow that Taylor placed to guard the best opposing forward and never once was he shown up. No matter how the game was going Busse was guarding the basket and while Wood was playing running guard, Busse could guard his own man and another too. Cresswell, Captain elect—Although “Bob,” because of his inexperience, got to take part in but 1 ' v games, he never missed practice, always travelled with the team and was always ready when needed. That he demonstrated his worth is shown by the fact that the team unanimously chose him Captain for 1913. “I have a very unhappy brain for thinking."—Phyllis Gaskins. 104The baseball season of 1912 was not as successful as the football and basketball seasons had been, but undoubtedly would have been far more successful than it was if any support whatever had been given to the team, which worked just as hard and deserved support just as much as the other teams. The material was above the average. Captain Wood alone assured a fighting and a well managed team. Wight-man is undoubtedly a clever receiver, while Howard is the best slab artist seen around here for several seasons. Walker and Degenhardt also showed that they possessed the stuff, although they lacked Howard's control. Shine, Hoefert, Hoppe and Taylor played a good fielding game. Captain Wood’s work requires no comment, except that he is unsurpassed at short. Henry Beiser and Poole played well in the outfield. The hitting strength of the team was centered in Hoefert, Wood and Henry, whose stick work helped greatly. The first game at Belleville, April 6, was won by the score of 14 to 10 and seemed to promise a very successful season. But it was impossible for Manager Hyatt to get the team games away from here, without promising a return game. This was proven impossible by the Belleville game at Alton, May 4th, as the support was absolutely “nil”. Therefore the score of 17 to 12 against Alton was not entirely the fault of the team, which was undoubtedly off its usual form, but was chiefly the fault of the support. It was thought best by the management not to attempt any more games, so the team, which contained the material for a great baseball team, was disbanded with the record of one game won and one game lost. "Last in love, but not least in love."—Marjorie Taylor. 105r Names of Baseball Team L_ and Schedule J Record April 6th,---------------------------Alton, 14; Belleville, 10 May 4th--------------------------- Alton, 12; Belleville, 18 The Team Wightman, T2_____________ Howard, T3; Walker, T2; Shine, T2________________ Hoefert, T5; Hoppe, '12 Wood, T3_________________ Taylor, T2_______________ Henry, T3 .............. Beiser, T5_______________ Poole, T5________________ --------------------Catcher Degenhardt, 14____Pitchers ----------------First Base ---------------Second Base --------------- Short Stop ----------------Third Base ----------------Right Field --------------Center Field -----------------Left Field He did nothing in particular and did it well"— Clyde Schmoeller. ioc1912 Base Ball Team.The Track Outlook. Although when this is read, the second annual meet of the Alton District Inter-Scholastic Conference will be history, and we hope glorious history, we can not but say a word as to the outlook. The Inter-Class meet which took place May 2-3 resulted in a victory for the Seniors. The result was: Seniors 45; Juniors 41; Sophmores 32; Freshmen 8. But it can not be called a victory for the Seniors, but a victory for Smith who scored 29 out of the 45 points for his class. The result was a surprise in that it was expected that the Sophomores with Alexander and Schlag would take first place and that the Juniors would not gain a place. But the unexpected brilliant work of Henry, Wood and Howard upset the dope and nearly won the meet since the only reason for their loss was the fact that, having to participate in so many events, tired them out. The next step was the election of George Smith Captain, as his work in the Inter-Class meet had surely proved that he was the man for the place. The preliminaries were run off May 14, but as the track was in bad condition the time was below the average. Although Granite City and Edwardsville have practically the same teams as last year, while nothing is known about Collinsville, it is the belief of those best able to judge, that our chances for victory are high. Ed. Enos, whose name needs no explanation, is coaching the team, and that in itself is an assurance. The tentative team is as follows: Mile Run—C. Howard and J. Clevenger. 440-vard Run—T. Henry and H. Schlag. Hurdles—T. Henry and H. Schlag. Running Broad Jump—T. Henry. 880-yard Run—E. Gill and W. Wood. Shot Put—G. Smith. 100-vard Dash—G. Smith and F. Alexander. 50-yard Dash—G. Smith and F. Alexander. Pole Vault—A. Megowen. Discus Throw—C. Perrin. Running High Jump—A. Megowen. Ball Throw—L. Beiser. 108r V. The “Princess Chrysanthemum.” J “The Princess Chrysanthemum,” the operetta presented by the musical department of the Alton High School, was the most elaborate and spectacular entertainment ever attempted by the High School. The rhythmic swaying and bowing of the gayly costumed Japanese girls, the mysterious and weird movements of the sprites, the suggestion of elusive Fairy-land, the uncanny realness of the Court Chamberlain and the grotesque impersonation of the Wizard Cat, combined with music of a decidedly Oriental flavor to produce a most charming and haunting effect. The humorous situations which were interspersed throughout the performance, added no little pleasure to the enjoyment of the evening’s entertainment. It was not the first appearance of many of those who played the leading roles, so it was to be expected that they would show the naturalness and unembarrassment due to a familiarity with the stage from before the footlights, while those who were appearing for the first time reflected great credit upon those who so faithfully and untiringly expended time and effort in the drilling. Too much praise cannot be given the girls and boys of the choruses, for their splendidly concerted work. The ease, grace and unity of action appeared so simple and easy, that an audience made of people who have had no similar experience could scarcely appreciate how much tiresome practice is necessary to produce the simplest effects. The long hours of effort to produce a concerted floor sweeping Japanese bow, or to become familiar enough with the Japanese way of crossing the stage so as not to fail once, will undoubtedly have a lasting effect upon the girls so carefully drilled. Miss Gilmore, who drilled the characters for the speaking parts, for the first time showed Alton High School the talent she has for clever interpretation. Miss Jones, our able Supervisor of Music, has shown the public several times the ability she possesses in producing superior musical entertainment. And last, but not least, a profit of one hundred dollars, after paying for very expensive costumes, shows a very careful business management. "A Briton in love should be a subject, not a slave.”—Frank Morfoot. 110Girls’ Chorus.Sprite Chorus."cTltp JJrtnrrfifi (EhrgBatitbemum C. KING PROCTER An Operetta in Three Acts Presented by the Musical Department of the Alton High School at the Temple Theatre Friday, December 15, 1911 Characters Yum-Yum, Du-Du, Tu-Lip, I PRINCESS CHRYSANTHEMUM, the Emperor’s Daughter..Emily Hoefert To-To, ] f Upha Peters Maidens Attendant on the Princess______-{ Martha Stanley I Lula Halsey L Lillian Gaddis Fairy Moonbeam, the Princess’ Good Genius__________________Helen Holl The Emperor What-for-Why, a Merciful (?) Monarch______Earl Cuthbertson Attendants upon the Emperor____________Torrey McKenny; Sidney Gaskins Prince So-Tru.K Love with the Princess............_ JFred Weld Prince So-Sh, ) ) Clyde Schmoeller Top-Not, the Court Chamberlain__________________________Frank Morfoot Sing-Tu, one of the populace _ Saucer-Eyes, the Wizard Cat.. Hilda Bensinger Myrtle Boals Helen Boals Hester Bramhall Isabelle Brooke Mabel Coyle Vera Dick Helen Didlake Kathleen Dodson Ruth Dorsey Girls’ Chorus Marie Floss Louise Gillham Helen Hudgens Grace Lavenue Mary Lewis Marjorie McKenny Beulah Munger Emily Nixon Agnes Powell Minnie Reister Mary Ryrie Elizabeth Rose Florence Rose Marjorie Taylor Eunice Whitney Helen Wightman Lucile Wightman Bessie Williamson Matilda Yager Elizabeth Zerwekh Lelia Bauer Edwin Bauer Dora Bennes Karl Bockstruck Margaret Brown Irene Elder Sprites Dorothy Ferguson Harry Getsinger Lvle Harford Thomas Haycraft Esther Leeper Hazel Parrish Clara Randolph Paul Scott Hilda Straube William Stritmatter Theodosia Taylor Carroll Wightman Lillian Bensinger Elizabeth Browning Phyllis Gaskins Zina Harrison Fairies Elsie Hartmann Alice Joesting Helen Joesting Grace Johnstone Corida Koenig Adele Sotier 114SYNOPSIS. ACT I. Scene—Emperor's garden near the palace; time, afternoon. A great fete is being held in honor of the coming of age of the Emperor’s daughter, Princess Chrysanthemum. She is loved by Prince So-Tru and returns his affection; but he has a rival in the person of Prince So-Sli, who seeks the aid of Saucer-Eyes, The Wizard Cat, who carries off the Princess to the Cave of Inky Night, leaving the Emperor and Prince So-True distracted at her strange disappearance. SONGS “Strike the Gong and Sound the Cymbals”........................Chorus “The Golden Butterfly”.................................... Sing-Tu “Wave the Flag and Banners Gay”.............................. Chorus “Which Shall It Be?".........................................Princess “Long Live The Emperor”........................................Chorus “I Am The Emperor What-for-Whi”...............................Emperor “Lullaby Land"............................................... Tu-Lip “Haste Now Away”...............................................Chorus ACT II. Scene—Cave of Inky Night; time, later the same day. Princess Chrysanthemum, imprisoned in the Cave of Inky Night, with the aid of a magic ring summons Fairy Moonbeam, who is about to help her when she drops the ring and cannot find it. Fairy Moonbeam disappears at the loss of the ring, and the unhappy Princess is left to bewail her fate. Prince So-Tru manages to obtain entrance to the cave and finds the ring, which at once causes Fairy Moonbeam to return and aid him. At this moment the Emperor arrives with his attendants and takes Saucer-Eyes prisoner, bearing him in triumph to his palace. SONGS “Sprites of the Night”.....................................Sprites “A Kitten’s Tale”......................................Saucer-Eyes “The Path of Love”.................................Fairy Moonbeam "Love's Kingdom”...................................-........So-Tru "Called by Magic Ring We Come”............................ Fairies “Home Returning”............................................Chorus ACT III. Scene—Emperor’s garden; time, evening of the same day. Threatened with torture, Saucer-Eyes confesses the complicity of Prince So-Sli, whom the Emperor orders to instant execution. This is, however, frustrated by the appearance of Princess Chrysanthemum, accompanied by Prince So-Tru, and Fairy Moonbeam with her band. The Emperor pardons Saucer-Eyes and So-Sli at the Princess’ request, and gives her hand in marriage to Prince So-Tru, thus bringing everything to a happy conclusion. SONGS “Sad and Mournful”..........................................Chorus "Swiftly Home Returning”...................... ........—Chorus “Home of My Childhood”....................................Princess “Whether You Like It or Not”...............................Emperor “Jolly Little Japanese Sailor Man”—..........................Clyde Schmoeller "The Dawn of Love”-Duet........................Princess and So-Tru "Long Live The Emperor”.................-...................Chorus 115r L “Rose ’o Plymouth Town.” To be taken back to Plymouth in 1621, and to renew an old acquaintance with Miles Standish and the Plymouth colony is a rare privilege, and this the class of 1913 made possible for its friends April 12, by presenting “Rose o’ Plymouth Town". The play is a romantic comedy which admirably protrays the spirit of the time it was a crime, punishable at the whipping post, to pick a few ears of green corn; when the people lived in daily dread of Indians, and yet appeared outwardly calm and unmoved by the danger surrounding them. Although most of the players were absolutely without experience of the kind, yet owing to much work and careful drilling, they seemed entirely free from embarrassment on the stage, and the dialogue was spirited and apparently spontaneous. The characters were protrayed with a keen insight and understanding of the parts. Adele Sotier seemed actually to be the gay and sprightly French maiden, an exotic rose transplanted to a bleak and hostile soil. She threw herself into her part with remarkable enthusiasium. James Forbes, as the bashful younger brother, always raised a laugh by his clever interpretation of Philip de la Noye. Paul Scott was the “fearsome Captain of Plymouth” even before he appeared in armor and with the marks of battle upon him. The part of Miriam, the sweet, timid little Puritan maid, was very well taken by Alice Joesting, and Elva Weber was just what a calm and devout Puritan matron should be. Bessie Stallings, as Aunt Resolute, who “goes forth to take her daily frighting,” added many humorous touches. Walter Wood took a rather thankless part very creditably, though he isn’t cut out for a villain, and Clyde Schmoeller’s interpretation of Garrett Foster was good throughout. In fact the play showed exceptional ability and was the result of a great deal of patient effort and hard work. Adele and Clyde will assure you that a natural and concerted sneeze is not the easiest thing in the world to do, nor is it quite so simple as it looks to serve bean porridge and keep up a conversation at the same time. A great deal of credit is due to Miss Naylor, who was tireless in her efforts in drilling the players, as well as to Miss Wempen, who acted as business manager. Between the third and fourth acts, ten junior girls in Grecian costumes and carrying branches of blossoms, gave a very pretty and graceful dance called “The Dance of the Winds,” the success of which was due to Miss Bowler’s careful training. "Everything but what the name denotes."—Miss Meiser. 110ROSE o’ PLYMOUTH TOWN A Romantic Comedy by Beulah Marie Dix and Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland. PRESENTED BY THE JUNIOR CLASS OF THE ALTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TATLER AT THE temple (jTljimtrc FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1912 Dramatis personae Miles Standish, Captain of Plymouth Garret Foster, of Weston’s men . Phihppead?la°Noye } of the Plym0Uth Colonists Miriam Chillingsley, cousin to the Captain . Barbara Standish, wife of the Captain Resolute Story, aunt to the Captain Rose de la Noye, sister to Philippe . A Drill—Dance of the W Between Acts II and III. Place: Plymouth in New England. Period: 1622-1623. ACT I. Scene—Living Room in Captain Standish' Home. Time—An early morning in August. The value of corn is exemplified by the harsh punishment which is the penalty for stealing corn. Garret Foster, of Weston’s men, appears in a bad light. ACT II. Scene—Dooryard in front of Captain Standish’ home. Time —A late afternoon in October. The corn has ripened, and an attempt to follow the custom of the Indians upon finding the red ear leads to serious complications. ACT III. Scene 1—Same as Act I. Time—A night in March. Garret Foster, who has been banished, returns at the risk of his life to give warning that the Indians are on the war path. Scene 2—Same as 1. Time—The next afternoon. Garret, wearing John's red coat, saves the stockade. The Captain recognizes the coat, gives the credit to the latter, but Rose discovers the truth. Paul Scott Clyde Schmoeller I Walter Wood 1 James Forbes . Alice Joesting Elva Weber Bessie Stallings Adele Sotier Drill Girls Lucy Bailey Mary Caldwell Edna Gerbig Louise Gillham Aeola Hyatt Corida Koenig Marie Lowe Elizabeth Martin Hilda Straube Lucille Wightman Music by High School Orchestra. 117 Cast of “Rose o’ Plymouth Town.” Scenes from “Rose o’ Plymouth Town. “Drill to Junior Play.“Eether or Eyther?” On March 29th the Mini Society presented this very clever farce. The cast was under the direction of Miss McCarthy, and showed to excellent advantage. For the first time the Freshmen, instead of the other societies, were the guests of the Mini. Characters. Mrs. Turlington, Jr., Mrs. Turlington, Sr., -Mrs. Bray, Mr. Turlington, Jr., Mr. Turlington, Sr., Mr. Bray, Twitter, the maid, Simpson, the butler, - Kathleen Dodson. Helen Boals. Marie Floss. Carroll Wightman. Torrey McKenny. Courtney Perrin. Adelaide Boyle. William Stritmatter. Yama Yama Drill. February 6th the Seniors gave a night at the Princess, the special feature of which was a delightful drill presented between pictures by ten Senior girls. Dressed in yama yama suits, they moved in perfect unison, singing a very pleasing song. Frances Hurlbutt as leading lady and soloist, could not have been better. The girls were drilled by Miss Bowler and Miss Wempen, and showed that much time must have been spent in preparing them. The girls who took part were: Dora Bennes, Helen Boals, Claire Herzog, Ruby Roseberry, Clara Randolph. Frances Hurlbutt, Lela Bauer, Kathleen Dodson, Vera Dick, Julia Thorn, '‘A happy infant here I roam, Far from my dear paternal home." — ' ‘Susie’ ’ Fischer. 121Lecture Course r " J As has been the custom, the Alton High School gave another series of entertainments. The first number of the course was given by the Fisher-Shipp Concert Company, on the thirteenth of November. In this company were Miss Shipp, soprano and reader; Miss Ailene Pettit, violinist; Mrs. Etta Goode Heacock, contralto, and Mr. Lloyd A. Lowe, accompanist. Their entertainment was greatly enjoyed by all who heard it. On November the twenty-fourth, Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson addressed us on “The Destiny of Our Nation.” This was the second number of the lecture course, and the attendance was good. Captain Hobson, who is a naval hero, is also a very fine orator. The third number was given on the seventh of February by the International Operatic Company. In the company were Mrs. Telka Farm McKinnie, soprano; Miss Rose Heidenreich, contralto; Mr. Christian Mathesen, tenor; Mr. Burt P. McKinnie, bass, and Mr. Lawrence Meuhling, accompanist and piano soloist. Their program was composed of solos, duets and quartettes, which were enjoyed by all; but probably most enjoyable was their last number, the third scene from “Martha,” in costume. The fourth number was given on February the twenty-fourth, by the Castle Square Entertainers. In this company were Mr. LeRoy Hulbert, first tenor, who also played mandolin, banjo, concert horn, cornet, octavin and piano; Mr. Henri A. Keats, second tenor, who played violoncello, concert horn and is a pianist of marked ability; Mr. Pratt, baritone, who played violin, piano and cornet, and is an excellent dialect monologist; Mr. A. A. Kurtz, bass, who played the violin. This was one of the best attended numbers of the course. The fifth number was given by Dana Walden, the magician. He is certainly a master in the mysterious arts, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. He had with him a ventriloquist who caused very much amusement. As a whole, the course this year was attended better than last and was a success financially. 122□□□ Kanawha □□□ First Semester Clyde Schmoeller Walter Wood Minnie Snyder Lula Ahe Fred Alexander Leslie Alt Raymond Andrews Alma Armour Lucy Bailey Nina Baker Blanche Bell Walter Blakely Floyde Bolton Isabelle Brooke Inez Buckstrup Joseph Clevenger Linza Davis Blanche Denny Ernest Diez Florence Dick Irene Elder Rogers Farley Samuel Findley James Forbes Elma Frazer Edna Gerbig Clark Gillham Edward Gratian Tillie Guertler Harold Harford La Verne Hill Officers. President Vice President Secretary and Treasurer Roll. May Holley Emma Horn Aeola Hyatt Ernest Jackson Alice Joesting Helen Joesting Rudolph Knight Henry Kramer Grace Lavenue Katherine Lindley Marie Lowe Bertha Luer Hilda Lenhardt Elizabeth Martin Nellie Mather Ora Marum Gladys May Thomas Mayo Harry Moldafsky James Morgan Emily Nixon Ben Powell Oliver Pratz Eugene Price Vera Reilly Arnold Roseberry Bert Russel Dwight Schafl Second Semester Clark Gillham Arnold Roseberry Lucy Bailey Gertrude Schaperkotter Harry Schlag Clyde Schmoeller Henry Schoeffler Paul Scott Ruby Sidwell Mamie Snyder Edward Stafford Bessie Stallings Walter Stiritz Frank Sutton Lillian Talmage George Walter Joseph Walter Emma Watkins Elva Weber Marcus Welton Henry Werts Lucille Wightman Helen Wightman Ruth Winchester Bertha Wing Walter Wood Adolph Wuerker Bernice Wright Barnett Yaeger Grace Vanpreter “I am the Queen of Scott"—Mary Ryrie. 123□□□ Pushmataha □□□ First Semester: Lillian Gaddis Taylor Hyatt Bert Busse Edwin Bauer Lelia Bauer Dora Bennes Hilda Bensinger Elmer Bierbaum Robert Bradshaw Walter Bums Bert Busse Robert Cresswell Dell Dahlstrom John Doxsey Cora Draper Cora Elder Ruth Few Marie Fitzgerald Edith Foy Harry Getsinger Artitnisha Getsinger Louise Gillham Vera Greeling Lyle Harford Malcolm Harris Wilbert Hart Thomas Haycraft James Hearne Ada Hemken Thomas Henry Officers. President Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer Roll. Harold Hoefert Harold Hoppe Clarence Howard Frances Hurl butt Taylor Hyatt George Juttemeyer Erwin Koch Corida Koenig Esther Leeper Frank Leese John Lemp Grace Little Rheba McDow Clarence McMullen Harold Meyers Viola Miller Marguerite Mohr Mae Nickels Nield Osborn Hazel Parrish Upha Peters Roscoe Poole Harold Raines Clara Randolph Eunice Redmon Minnie Reister Ernest Rennebaum Second Semester: John Shine Thomas Haycraft Dora Bennes Ruby Rosebery Doris Rubenstein William Schaefer Herbert Schindewolf Mildred Scott John Shine George Smith Ralph Smith Russell Stewart Hilda Straube Robert Streeper Adele Strubel Julia Thorn Alma Tinsley Irene Tribby Elden Walker Eugene Webb Lillian Weber Lillian Wentz Eunice Whitney Cecil Wightman Helen Williams Bessie Williamson Walter Wilson Bertha Zimmerman "A too tender heart is the world's pin cushion."—Lucile Wightman. 127□□□ Illini □□□ First Semester: Martha Stanley Courtney Perrin Eula Green Emma Ballinger Nina Baker Grace Beecher Anna Benecke Clara Bennes Helen Boals Karl Bockstruck Bessie Bockstruck Charles Braun Margaret Brown Calanthe Brueggeman Mary Caldwell Vivenne Carter Marvel Clyne Harriet Daniel Edgar Degenhardt Vera Dick Kathleen Dodson Coeina Donelly Elisabeth Dormann Helen Fitzgerald Alvin Fitzgerald Marie Floss Hattie Foster Mildred Ford Officers. President Vice-President Secretary aud Treasurer Roll. Irene Fries Alice Gates Evelyn Ghent Elvira Gormly Alice Green Henrietta Green Leo Grosh Alvira Haley Lula Halsey Elsie Hartman Claire Herzog Pearl Hopson Helen Hudgens Florence Hurley Barbara Hull Casper Jacoby Daisy Joesting Grace Johnstone Theodore Kohlhepp Edith Lageman Helen Lowry Lillian Luer Robert May Marjorie McKenny Torrey McKenny Second Semester: Courtney Perrin Alvira Haley Helen Boals Vera Megowen Ethel Megowen Sadie Meriwether Katharine Meriwether Mae Ohnsorg Courtney Perrin Blanche Peters Agnes Powell Elizabeth Quigley Moreland Rintoul Nina Rintoul Elizabeth Rose Reba Russell Flora Riley Jack Shank Eva Shearlock Adele Sotier William Strittmatter Elliott Taylor Marjorie Taylor Theodosia Taylor Ethel Waltrip Carroll Wightman Elizabeth Zerwekh “lam evert; inch a queen."—Miss Naylor. 1290 o| 1 ic=ioi=D||cz=D||c=noi=Diic=ioi=)«o[| =ioi=r=r)| o INTER-SOCIETY DEBATE | O t ioi || lilt- ”ior " )||( ir»i 1 ' llr ■ ■ !! ini )| o KANAWHA vs. ILLINI December 12th, 1912 Alton High School Auditorium. Mr. B. C. Richardson, Chairman. QUESTION : Resolved, "That the Federal Government should Establish and Operate a Parcels Post. Affirmative—Kanawha Paul Scott, Aeola Hyatt, Gladys May. Negative—Illini Paul Zerwekh, Mamie Sydney, Alvira Haley. judges: W. P. Boynton, Professor Coolidge, A. B. WyckofT. Decision 2 to 1 favor of the Affirmative. Who thinks too little and talks too much "—Clyde Schmoeller. 130Inter-Society Debate. On Tuesday evening, December the twelfth, in the High School auditorium, the Illini and the Kanawha Societies met to debate upon the question: ‘ ‘Resolved that the Federal Government Should Establish and Operate a Parcels Post.” The Illini Society, represented by Captain Paul Zerwekh, Alvira Haley, and Mamie Sydney, argued the negative, while the Kanawha, represented by Captain Paul Scott, Gladys May and Aeola Hyatt, argued the affirmative. Both teams showed that, in the short time allotted them for preparation, they had worked hard and accomplished much. Although it was the first attempt of the Kanawha, and all three debaters were inexperienced, they proved that they were not lacking. Paul Scott, the first speaker on the affirmative, laid clearly the plan which the affirmative would use, and proceeded to prove that the parcels post is a necessity. Paul Zerwekh, the first negative speaker, plunged headlong into his speech, and spoke as if to make all believe, no matter what their former belief had been, that the parcels post is not necessary, would not benefit the United States government, and would drag the government farther and farther into debt each year. Gladys May, second affirmative speaker, spoke with just as much determination that the parcels post would be an economic advantage. Alvira Haley, second speaker for the negative, gave her speech against the post with ease, and her former public speaking stood her in good stead. Aeola Hyatt, third affirmative speaker, in her speech proved to the judges that the federal government could operate successfully a parcels post. Mamie Sydney, third negative speaker, spoke clearly and distinctly and laid her points well. The negative rebuttal was given by Paul Zerwekh, in which he was able to answer one of the three challenges offered by the affirmative. The affirmative rebuttal was given by Paul Scott. It was concise and to the point, but even at that he refuted so many arguments of such importance that he had to speak like a gatling gun, and finished just in time. The judges’ decision was read amid breathless suspense. It stood affirmative, 2; negative, 1. Clyde Schmoeller, ‘13. “Some people are born beautiful, some have it thrust upon them, some acquire it."—May Ohnsorg. 131Elliott Taylor. John Shine. Paul Scott. Alton High School vs. Manual Training High School. March 29th, 1912, Alton High School Auditorium. Mr. B. C. Richardson, Chairman. Question: Resolved, “That Co-education is Undesirable in Secondary Schools.” Affirmative—Alton: Negative—Manual: Elliot Taylor John Shine Paul Scott H. C. Brown F. H. Morse J. C. Lewis Judges:—W. P. Boynton, Professor Castle, C. H. Doris. Decision: —3 to 0, favor of the Affirmative. Alton, State Champion in “Extempore Speaking.” [Unknown to the Editor-in-Chief this notice has been inserted]. Paul Scott won the district championship in Carbondale, April 19th, and on Friday, May 17th, was victorious in the state finals held at Champaign under the auspices of the University of Illinois. Scott’s subject was “The Value of the Study of Agriculture in the High School. ’ ’ This is a great accomplishment for Paul, and a great victory for Alton High, as this is Alton’s first attempt in this work. “That indolent but agreeable feeling of doing nothing.' ’—Waiter Wood. 132Inter-Scholastic Debate r In the days of ancient Rome, brave gladiators came forth to battle with fierce, wild animals, sometimes to fight and win, sometimes to sacrifice a human life to mere brute force, while breathless audiences crowding the coliseum amused themselves by watching the outcome. But in these civilized days of modern high schools, we have contests wherein, unlike those of old, boys willingly fight to maintain the honor of their high school, not to amuse but to instruct, making the contest not one of physical prowess, but of mental skill. Such a contest was held in the assembly room of the Alton High School on March 29, when three representatives of Manual Training School for Boys, of St. Louis, met Capt. Elliott Taylor, John Shine and Paul Scott, chosen to represent Alton High School, to debate the question, “Resolved, That Co-education is Undesirable in Secondary Schools. ’’ Alton took the affirmative, St. Louis the negative. The struggle, however, was like that of a lion and a lamb, so docile did Alton’s antagonists proved to be, and the judges’ unanimous decision for the affirmative wasthe universal verdict of the interested audience. In fact, the best argument for the negative was our boys, products of a co-educational system, for they proved their superiority in address, oratory and thought. Their debate was keen and well organized, while each speaker backed up his statements with proofs or disproofs. Paul, the first speaker of the affirmative, proved conclusively that co-education is undesirable intellectually; Elliott, by clear, forceful arguments, proved that it is undesirable physically; John, with eloquence, proved that it is undesirable morally; while, in rebuttal, Paul was so exhaustless, so fluent and so convincing in giving the final word in refutation to each argument that he won the epithet—the invincible. The coaches for the debate were Mr. Ritcher and Mr. Richardson. The effect of this contest was felt in renewed effort and enthusiasm for debate in the literary societies and more loyalty, in general, to Alton High School. "A Melliris Food Boy.”—George Walter. 133 I $ Torrey T. McKenny, Reba Russell, Karl Bockstruck, Officers. President. Vice President. Secretary and Treasurer. Roll. Nina Baker Lelia Boercher Mary Caywood Earl Cuthbertson Coeina Donnelly John Doxsey Gordon Edgar James Forbes Edith Foy Louise Gillham Miss Olive Gillham Ethel Greeting Vera Greeling Lula Halsey Elsie Hartmann Marguerite Hohman May Holley Emma Horn Miss Sara E. Hudson Helen Joesting George Juttemeyer Eunice Lavenue John Lemp Earl Linkogle Katherine Lindley Lillian Luer Max Masel Robert May Mrs. S. D. McKenny Neild Osburn Ernest Rennebaum Elizabeth Rose Bert Russell Mildred Scott Paul Scott Hilda Straube Adele Strubel William Stewart Virginia Taylor Alice Twing Mamie Snyder Estella Weber Robert Wetzel Elizabeth Zerwekh How far a little candle throws its beams!"—Blanche Denny. 135 Officers. Elisabeth Dormann, Helen Boals, -Adele Sotier, Lillian Weber, - President. - Vice President. Secretary. Treasurer. Roll. Helen Boals Bessie Bockstruck Karl Bockstruck Elisabeth Dormann Edna Gerbig Emma Horn Aeola Hyatt George Juttemeyer Marie Lowe Viola Miller Clara Randolph Nina Rintoul Adele Sotier William Stritmatter Lillian Weber Walter Wood “ The bloated millionaires.''—Athletic Association. 137S0DALITA5 LATINA Thomas Haycraft, Officers. President Clyde Schmoeller, Vice President Eunice Whitney, Secretary Francis Hurlbutt, Treasurer Lelia Bauer Roll. Gladys May Blanche Denny Vera Megowen Mildred Dietiker Elizabeth Rose Kathleen Dodson Clyde Schmoeller Cora Draper Paul Scott Ruth Few Russell Stewart James Forbes William Stritmatter Alvira Haley Lillian Talmage Thomas Haycraft Eunice Whitney Frances Hurlbutt Lucille Wightman Grace Little Bernice Wright Elizabeth Martin "I am the very pink of courtesy.''—Miss Rich. 139The Pi as a Quill Staff.Slip pasa (f mil. Eight issues, published monthly by the students during the school year, in the interests of the Alton High School, Alton, 111. Editor-in-Chief, Literary, News, Athletic, Editorial Staff. Frank G. Morfoot, '12 Gladys May, ’13 Frances Hurlbutt, ’12 Elliott S. Taylor. ’12 Business Managers, Business Management. Alvira Haley, ’12 Helen Boals, ’13 ................Bessie Stallings, ’13 - Bert Russell, ’14 Edwin Bauer, ’14 Helen Hudgens, ’15 ................Edmund Gill, ’15 Marguerite Boyd, (U.A.), ’14 Edith Daniels, (U.A.), ’15 Entered as second-class matter, February 24th, 1908, at Alton, 111., under Act of Congress of March 3d, 1878. Subscription Price, 50 Cents the School Year. For the first time in many years the "Piasa Quill" will close the season entirely free from debt. Too great credit can not be given to Miss Helen A. Naylor, whose skillful management and whose untiring attention has made this possible. Miss Naylor took charge of the “Quill” two years ago when it was in a very bad financial condition, but by her ceaseless labors it its behalf, she has put it on an excellent basis. The Tatler Board can easily appreciate the work that this must have necessitated. Miss Naylor will ever have the gratitude of the Alton High School. 141Officers. Mr. Charles M. Yager, - Mr. Carl Hartmann, ... Mrs. B. C. Richardson, - Mr. Paul B. Cousley, ... Miss Bertha Ferguson, - Miss Maud Gillham, - President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Historian Assistant Historian Executive Committee. Mr. George M. Ryrie, Chairman. Mrs. H. M. Schweppe Miss Minnie Boals. The Upper Alton Alumni Association is now merged with the Alton Alumni Asssciation, so that the largest class that ever graduated from Alton High School, the first class from Upper Alton and Alton combined, will be greeted by a larger and better Alumni than has ever greeted any new members. “A rose with all its sweetest leaves vet folded." —“Butch” Wilson. 142Members. Florence Aderton Lulu Ahe Alma Armour Viola Arnold Nina Baker Clara Bauer Louise Bauer Clara Bennes Dora Bennes Lillian Bensinger Helen Boals Bessie Bockstruck Hester Bramhall Isabelle Brooke Marjorie Brown Margaret Brown Elizabeth Browning Calanthe Brueggemann Inez Buckstrup Vivienne Carter Mary E. Caywood Mildred Chappell Hildred Clevenger Marvel Clyne Hazel Crouch Dell Dahlstrom Mary Demuth Florence Dick Kathleen Dodson Hisabeth Dormann Irene Elder Dorothy Ferguson Helen Fitzgerald Marie Floss Hattie Foster Edith Foy Elma Frazer Irene Fries Alice Gates Marie Geddes Edna Gerbig Artimisha Getsinger Louise Gillham Marian Goudie Mildred Goudie Vera Greeling Men delight me not”—Miss Wempen.Tillie Guertler Alvira Haley Lula Halsey Elzina Harrison Elsie Hartmann Ada Hemken Helen Hemken Harriet Herbert Esther Hill Marguerite Hohmann Emma Horn Ruth Hughes Barbara Hull Charlotte Hummert Florence Hurley Helen Joesting Grace Johnstone Myrtle Keyser Elizabeth Koch Corida Koenig Edith Lagemann Esther Leeper Lucille Lehne Mary Lewis Katherine Lindley Grace Little Bertha Luer Lillian Luer Veda Magee Ora Marum Nellie Mather Eleanor Mawdsley Eunice McFetridge Bessie McKee Majorie McKenney Vera Megowen Ethel Megowen Katherine Meriwether Sadie Meriwether Ruth Michelbuch Viola Miller Esther Mook Beulah Munger Mae Nickels Emily Nixon May Ohnsorg Hazel Parrish Dorothy Penrose Blanche Peters Upha Peters Agnes Powell Eunice Redman Minnie Reister Ethel Rice Flora Riley Moreland Rintoul Nina Rintoul Alma Robinson Elizabeth Rose Florence Rose Ruby Rosebery Doris Rubenstein Fay Scott Mildred Scott Gertrude Schaperkotter Eva Shearlock Irene Shine Adele Sotier Gladys Starr Margaret Starr Sophia Steiner Hilda Straube Emma Sullivan Lucia Taylor Marjorie Taylor Theodosia Taylor Alice Twing Grace Van Preter Dorothy Volz Elizabeth Wade Velma Walters Ethel Waltrip Elva Weber Lillian Wentz Bessie Williamson Eunice Whitney Helen Wightman Lucille Wightman Ruth Winchester Elizabeth Zerwekh “ They have a plentiful lack of wit.”—Physics 3’. 145High School OrchestraLeader. B. C. Richardson Piano. Eunice Whitney First Violins. Emma Horn Henry Schoeffler William Stritmatter Barnett Yaeger B. C. Richardson Second Violins. Oliver Pratz Erwin Koch Herbert Schindewolf Thomas Moran Double Bass. Robert Bradshaw. First Cornets. Samuel Findley Elmer Bierbaum Second Cornets. Casper Jacoby Clarence McMullen Flute. Frank Sutton. “A pain.”—Dave Seigel. 147 Fred Alexander Roll. Thomas Henry Clyde Schmoeller Leslie Alt Harold Hoefert David Siegel Edwin Bauer Clarence Howard Theodore Smith Elmer Bierbaum Gould Hurlbutt Harry Snyder Floyd Bolton Taylor Hyatt Edward Stafford Hiram Bridges Casper Jacoby Russell Stewart Eugene Brucker Henry Kramer William Stewart Harvey Calame Joseph Lamm John Shine Russell Clark William La Mothe Walter Stiritz Burton Copley Walden Levis Alois Strubel Edwin Day Emmet Melling Frank Sutton Edgar Degenhardt Harold Meyer Elliott Taylor Gordon Edgar Harry Moldafsky Eugene Walter Rogers Farley James Morgan George Walter Samuel Findley Elmer Nixon Joseph Walter Edmond Gill Courtney Perrin Ralph Webb Clark Gillham Oliver Pratz Walter Wilson Edward Gratian Harold Raines Cecil Wightman Thomas Haycraft Walter Roper Thomas Wimber James Hearne Arnold Rosebery Adolph Wuerker “ Thinking that you are thinking is no sign that you are thinking."—Eugene Webb. 148j;)»imimuiillliliuaiB Literary. Gladys May Clark Gillham Emily Nixon Bess Stallings Clyde Schmoeller Alice Joesting Adele Sotier Leslie Alt Art. Clyde Schmoeller Photographs. W. H. Wiseman James Forbes 149□□□ CALENDAR. □□□ Sept. 5th—For the first time on record school began on September 5th, 1912. Sept. 14th—Note. (Apology. Since it has been an unbroken custom to lose someone or something—although it was never stated whether they were recovered or not—before this date we must apologize for the fact that either because the editor does not know his business or because of some other unexplainable error no one has been either lost, strayed or stolen.) Sept. 19th—Three fair freshmen decide that mother needs them and start to leave when tickets are being distributed. Being called back amid great laughter they feel that embarrassment is the proper thing and blush most becomingly. Sept. 24th—Note. (Apology. Since it has been another unbroken custom to have several Freshmen raise their hands— although it was never stated whether or not they lowered them—before this date, we must apologize for the fact that either because the editor was near-sighted or because of some other unexplainable error no hand has either been raised or lowered to date.) Sept. 25th—Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bird, a daughter. Congratulations. Oct. 1st —Freshmen class meeting. Although there was but one nomination for President (that being made by the presiding officer) ballots were distributed and they vote as usual. Oct. 6th — “Push” won’t risk their imaginary “rep” against Kanawha. Oct. 15th—We are sorry to announce that Mr. Steward was confined to his room all last night, having sprained his index finger in pointing at a rebellious Senior. Oct. 20th—W’here does Jim Forbes get so much to eat? Answer: At the table, of course. Nov. 15th— People of Alton sorely shocked when it is announced that the team will play the ladies of the Alumnae. Nov. 23d—B. C. leaves. (Sorrow and mourning.) Nov. 25th—Greenfield turned yellow. Dec. 12th—Kanawha defeats Illini. Dec. 15th—Miss Gillmore gives the Operetta. Jan. 15 — The Board of Education adopts a progressive policy. They order first departure at once. Order the assembly room ceiling retinted. Jan. 30th—Note. (Apology. Nothing happening but sleigh rides and they happen in the dark, not on paper.) Feb. 4th—Granite City yellow. Feb. 14th—Miss Hyatt entertains the Tatler Staff. Alton wins second place Southern Illinois Basketball Tournament. March 1st—School is still standing. March 15th—No special holidays as yet. March 29th—Alton defeats Manual. April 12th—Rose o’ Plymouth Town. Boys of cast have nerve racking day. April 19th—Alton wins Southern Illinois Championship in extempore speaking. April 30th — C. P. S. heard singing. When asked what the ditty was, he replied that it was a new song hit called “Casey Jones.” May 1st—Book goes to press. May 17—Alton wins State Championship in extempore speaking. The following are yet to come, although some will be history when this sees light of day: May 18th—Track meet. May 29th—Junior Circus. June 7th—Junior Excursion. June 14th—Commencement. “Cursed be he that moves my bones."—Heating Plant. 151Encyclopedia FAltonian. Editor in Chief, - - William LaMothe, A. B., (Always Bats). Business Mgr., - - Leo Francis Grosh, B.S., (Baby Sister). (The following are a few sample definitions to be found in the Altonian). Cheat—The name applied by some few old fogies to the sensible and progressive persons who use the most new, up-to-date, scientific and safe plans for allowing some other lazy individual to save their tired overworked brains the danger from nervous prostration likely to be brought on by doing just that particular lesson. Excuse—A true (?) explanation of absence, always brought from home (?). It saves further questioning from over-inquisitive persons. Fudge—The term applied to a heterogeneous conglomeration of unhygienic fodder, united by unsanitary methods for the express purpose of promulgating dyspepsia. Girl—The only word in the Engligh language impossible of analyzation. Experience counts for nothing unless it teaches the student to stop the course. Many have entered the girlology course but the wisest have failed to graduate. Even Solomon failed here, and therefore is it to be wondered at that such men as Gaskins, McKinney, Perrin and Juttemeyer have been forced to exclaim, “The more we learn the more we learn we don’t know? ” Gill (a Freshman) handed in a 500 page description of his prospective experiences. The Altonian wishes to thank Mr. Gill. His contributions will be found on page 2313 of the 1323rd volume of the Altonian. Home—There is no place like home to eat one’s meals. There is no place like home to spend one’s evenings (provided it is her home). There is no place like home to sleep (provided you have a latch key). Teacher—This species (it has not yet been decided whether they are human or not) has probably more other names than any other. It is known as pedagogue, crab, old man, old lady, instructor, etc., but it is usually designated either by a special nickname peculiarly fitted to its habits or by the last name allotted to it by nature (a most skillful giver of fitting names). This species does not exactly resemble any other species, having a much fiercer and more determined look, probably gotten by the habit they have acquired of having their own ways. They can usually be distinguished by spectacles, and a formidable weapon in one hand, often a ruler. They will fight if not cornered. The best advice that can be given in regard them is—to avoid them whenever possible. Note.—The full edition of this encyclopedia appears on pages 1323-2313 of the Tatler. Don’t miss it? Look for it. '"Paps."—C. P. Steward. 152Alton High School Alumni Blue Book. Name. Location. Business. Married. Happy. Wife’s Maiden Name. General Character. Taylor Hyatt _ _ Jacksonville. Padded Cell. Divorced. Yes. Was Julia Thorn. None. James Forbes. Santa Monica. Racing. Yes. Yes. Margaret Morfoot. Fast. Clyde Schmoeller _ Paris. Clothing Model. No. Yes. Yet to come. Effeminate. Thomas Haycraft Benbow City. Bartender. No. No. Not enough nerve. Bad. Bert Busse North Alton. Ladies’ Tailoring. Yes. Yes. Florence Dick. Industrious. George Juttemeyer Hamburg. Gossip. No. No. Couldn’t get one. Retiring. Harold Harford Sing Sing. Breaking Rock. Was. Never. Was Beulah Munger Lost. Torrev Me Kenny Monte Carlo. Roulette. Several. Always. Too numerous to name. Risky. John Shine. St. Louis. Priest. No. Yes. Not allowed. Excellent. Leo Grosh 1 _ Vassar. Instructor. Yes. Yes. (Mormon.) Steady. Courtney Perrin Alton. Flirtation. Often. Yes. Latest not living. Changeable. Lyle Harford Chicago. Sport. Yes. Yes. Fun. Reckless. George Walters- Alton. Tax Collector. Yes. No. Marie Floss. Henpecked. Elliott Taylor. Mexico. Revolutionist. Yes. Yes. Kathleen Dodson. Abusive.UNPOPULAR. NEVER AGAIN MAGAZINE Volume 0. JUNE, 1912 Number 1. The fundamental purpose for the publication of this magazine was to knock, because every knock is a boost, and we desire to boost. If you are a knocker, read this because we want your boost. If you aren’t a knocker, read it anyway and see what you have escaped. If you haven't been slammed hard enough, we are sorry. If you haven’t been slammed at all, get busy and get some notoriety and by next year you will attract the attention of the Tatler Board sufficiently to get a slam. (It pays to advertise). If you have been slammed too hard, rejoice that your faults were so glaring as to attract the attention of the Tatler Board. If you don’t like our slams, why read them? No one asked you to. Look at the pictures and if you don’t quit slamming our slams, you ought to be slammed. If you could have done better, we are sorry that you weren't in our place. We haven’t tried to please. We have tried to displease. If your feelings are injured and you are a lady, don't speak to the magazine editor; he’ 11 be sorry. If you are a man and can spell able, beat him up. His name is Sylvester De Lacy, and his office is in the Knocker’s Exchange, sixteen stories below ground. If you are pleased with our slams, report it to the complaint department. It will be remedied immediately. And last but not least, if you don’t like the ads, we do and we have the say this time. 155PRINCESS CONFECTIONERY. Pure Candies and Ice Cream. We manufacture and guarantee all our goods. Delivery Free. Kinloch 972-R. :: 24 W. Second Street. we favor Reciprocity. Buy from those who advertise with us. One good turn deserves another, therefore turn the next page. O. S. STOWELL. President, E. P. WADE. Vice-President. FRANK A. BIERBAUM, Cashier. W. P. DIDLAKE, Asst. Cashier. Alton fairings lank. Capital - - $100,000 Surplus - - $100,000 Corner Third and Belle Streets, ALTON, ILLINOIS. One Dollar will start an Account with This Bank.THE STAGE Late Engagements for the Coming Season. “The Tie that Binds,” “Miss Nobody from Starland, “A Woman’s Way,” ‘ ‘The Common Law, ’ ’ ‘ ‘The Heartbreakers, ’ ’ “The Girl Question,” “For Her Sake,” “Way Down East,” “Three Twins,” ............................Charles Metz Beulah Munger Estelle McCarthy ................................... B. C. Courtney Perrin, Harry Moldafsky Harry Getsinger Walter Wood, assisted by Louise Boals Christian Patterson Steward Antoinette Juttemeyer, Angelica McKenny, Annabelle Gill. “The Girl of My Dreams,” Lucia Taylor assisted by Clyde Schmoeller Comments. It is a pleasure to announce to the play - going public that the management of Madison Square Garden has booked Doris Ruben-stein and Malcolm Harris for the coming season. The world's famous Contralto Cleopatra Martin, assisted by the famous Basso, Leon tine Grosh, to whom she was recently united by the bonds of holy matrimony, will run a hundred nights at the Biograph. Sothern and Marlowe have been exceedingly fortunate in securing the services of Leslie Alt and Isabelle B ooke, two of the world's greatest artists in portraying “The Taming of the Shrew.” The Benbow City Odeon will present next Saturday night to the public for the first time, Mae Ohnsorg and Barnett Yaeger in the one act farce, ‘ ‘I Will Love You When the Silver Threads are Shining 'mong the Gold.” 157E. P. Wade, President. C. A. Caldwell, Cashier. H. H. Hewitt, Asst. Cashier. Capital, ..... $100,000.00 Surplus Fund, ..... $200,000.00 ALTON NATIONAL BANK James Duncan, Geo. M. Ryrie, DIRECTORS: E. P. Wade. Samuel Wade, C. A. Caldwell, ALTON BANKING AND TRUST iFinst (Trust auit fairings lank COMPANY CAPITAL. SURPLUS UNO PROFITS $125.000 00. INVITES YOUR BUSINESS. Second and Weigler Streets. WESTERN AMMUNITION made by The Western Cartridge Co., East Alton, ttunnis. PURE FOOD PRODUCTS frmours Koch’s Market, 634 East Second Street. dittermi Nattimal lank. Second and Piasa Streets, ALTON. ILL. Total Resources, . . . $1,500,000.00 % Interest on Savings Accounts. “One good turn deserves another"— keep on turning. The PRINCESS MSB" theater AbsolutelylSafe and Eire Proof and the most Sanitary Auditorium in Alton. Guard your health and patronize the Princess. J. J. REILLV, Manager.THE STORK LAUNDRY WILL HANDLE YOUR WORK WITH Kinlocli 401 PHONES - - - Bell 616 Sylvester.—“I had an aeroplane steak for dinner this morning, don’t you know.” Luke.—“ And what kind of flesh is that, my dear ? ” Sylvester.—“Why, it was aviation meet.” Luke.—“ And where did you procure that ? ” Sylvester.—“ Why, at the ‘Porterhouse.’ ” ALTON LAUNDRY COMPANY ALTON, ILLINOIS. WHEN YOU BUILD USE BRICK Alton Brick Company.Tell your grocer to send SPARKS’ ARROW BRAND FLOUR. QDADtfQ’ BOAT and OrAKIVO ENGINE CO. Builders of Motor Boats and Engines, Motor Boat Supplies. :: :: ALTON, - - - ILLINOIS. The Drury-Wead Co. Lawn Mowers, Rubber Hose, Garden Tools. ( andy from us is always fresh and pure. :: Ice Cream :: Everything of Sweets. VENARDOS CANDY CO. Talcum Qkdbo Motto:—“If you can’t pay the price, use flour.” Practicing Members: ADELE STRUBEL MORELAND RINTOUL ADELE SOTIER ADELAIDE BOYLE ELIZABETH MARTIN ADA HEMKEN LEO GROSH HARRY GETSINGER JOSEPH KRUG FLORIST 205 East Second St., - Alton, Illinois C. E. Newman Floral Co. The House of Quality 721-723 E. Fourth St. Both Phones JOHN LEVERETT Bell Telephone, Main 510 Real Estate. REAL ESTATE HORATIO J. BOWMAN and INSURANCE. Farm Lands Notary Public. Industrial Property 2509 College Avenue, - - ALTON, ILL. City Property 17 East Second St., ALTON, ILLINOISFRANK P. BAUER, Barber Shop and Bath Rooms. Kinloch Phone 927 210 Piasa Street The place where all the High Softool ienows come. The Chinese Republic will pay $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of either of the following persons: B. C. RICHARDSON (Alias Dead Eye Dick). R. L. BIRD (Alias Casey Jones). Wanted for Embezzling excuse blanks. You will get careful attention at RUSSELL’S Sanitary BARBER SHOP ( Shop, Kinloch 86-R Phones 'j Residence iq63-R 215 Piasa Street uDr. F. O. Landon •Dentist Rooms 303-304 - Commercial Building ALTON, ILL. Dr. A. W. Rue DENTIST No. IO West Third Street ALTON, ILL. FRANK C. HOPKINS GO TO STAFFORD ZAUGG •Dentist THE No. 102 West Third Street Ton so rial Artists ALTON, ILL. Commercial Building Alton, Illinois Charles Holden H. G. MATHER COMMERCIAL JOB PRINTER Stntinnerg AND STATIONER Pictures and Picture Frames, School Books, Blank Books, Etc. Cameras and Supplies. Both Phones 214 Piasa Street GO TO SEELY’S BOOK STORE For all School Books, Novels, Stationery, Sporting Goods, Periodicals, Office Supplies. 212 State St. Kinloch 162 THE PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE ALWAYS GONEBarnes-Crosby Company E. W. Houser, President 11th and Locust Streets, SAINT LOUIS, MO. □□□ □ L,. b. kopp PHOTOGRAPHER Studio Corner Seventh Henry Sts. Alton. Illinois. We KNOW HOW to make printing plates that WILL PRINT. Notice the quality of those in this book. : : : : : WE MADE THEM. □□□ □ BRANCHES IN FIFTEEN PRINCIPAL CITIES.FINI HAT YOU THINK, we do not know. What you ought to think, we will not say. What you say, we do not care, Remember, every knock is a boost, so keep it up. There are three persons to whom the Tatler Staff wishes to extend its heartiest thanks: Mr. B. C. Richardson, who has kindly acted as advisor and critic; Clyde Schmoeller, who has been untiring in his help of the Editor-in-Chief, the Art Editor and the Business Manager; and to James Morgan, whose services in securing advertisements have been invaluable. Our purpose in the publication of this book was to make it a credit to the A. H. S. Whether or not we have succeeded, we leave to you. MELUNQ GASKINS, ALTOf 


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