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Public Schools, Alton, Illinois.
O Superintendent Robert A. Haight
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his undivided attention to the progress
of education in this cityg 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
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HONOR ROLL - - 18
COMMENCEMENT 1911 - 20
MID-WINTER COMMENCEMENT - 22
CLASSES - - 29
ATHLETICS - 83
DRAMATICS - 109
SOCIETIES - 123
MUSIC - - 143
CONTRIBUTORS - - 149
ROASTS - 150
E MAKE no apology for this,
our work. Our drawings are
the bestg 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 but one thing. If any
slam herein found hurts, remember
that a famous man said, "If the cap
fits, wear it."
ALTON HIGH SCHOOL
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2.Assistant Principal, R. L. Bird, A.B., CMiss0uri Valley Collegel
Q, Helen A. Dobbs, A. B., CCornel1 Universityb.
4z.Bertha Ferguson, A.B., CShurtleff Collegel.
jf Maude Gillham.
b.J0sephine Gillrnore, Ph.B., CNorthwestern Universityb.
7 Sara Hudson.
9. J. Genevieve Jepson, A.B., 1 McKendree Collegeb.
9. Alice Jones.
fQEstella McCarthy, A.B., CUniversity of Illinoisl.
l1.Nellie Meiser, A.B., C Indiana Universityl.
f2.C. A. Metz, Ph.M., fSyracuse Universityb.
f3.Helen A. Naylor, A.B., CUniversity of Illinoisb.
! f, Carrie G. Rich, Klllinois State Normall.
l4'G. C. Ritcher, Q Illinois State Normall.
MC. P. Steward, A.B., I Bates Collegeb.
f7,Carolyn M. Wempen, B. S., CShurtleff Collegel.
ffAlida C. Bowler, A.M., Clllinois Universityl, resigned
Upper Alton Department.
I7 Principal, R. L. Lowry.
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21 Eusebia Martin, A.B., fShurtleff Collegeb.
"Oh, Reader, be merciful to me, a fool."-EDITOR.
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For 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-19 10-11.
His only thought is that he never had one."-OLIVER PRATZ.
George Smith V
Mary Eunice Caywood
tried to conceal him by naming him Smith."-GEORGE SMITH
Alton High School
Class Day Program, June 15, 2 p. m.
Piano Duet-Valse Brilliant . . . Moszkowski
Mildred Rutledge Helen Holl
Class History ..... Edith Tonsor
Oration . . . The American High School
Music-Class Trio-Song of a Shepherd . . Fox
Helen Holl Ruth Dorsey
Class Poem . . Carl Hartmann
Recitation .... A Rose of Rome
Vocal Solo . . Sing, Smile and Slumber
Class Will ..... Flora Glen
Class Prophecy . . Edith Lowe
Class Song . . Class of 1911
President's Address . . Joseph McMullen
Toy Symphony ..... Romberg
"Our hearts today are far away." CW M A. closesl-0. A. K.
Qllass uf 1911
Alton 'fhigh Srhnnl
High School Auditorium, Friday a.m., June
Sixteenth, Nineteen Hundred Eleven.
Poetic Scenes, Godard
In the Woods -On the Mountains-In the Village.
High School Orchestra.
Piano Duet, Overture to Der Freischutz, Weber
Hazel May Eaton, Elizabeth Ryrie Caldwell.
Salutatory, Grace Elizabeth Kelsey
Vocal Solo, Happy Days, Sirelcskz'
Helen Edith Holl.
Address, Scaling Life's Matterhorn,
C. Frank Vreeland.
Song, The Miller's VVooing, Faning-Spz'rkcr
Girls' Glce Club.
Valedictory, Dorothy Anne Browne
Presentation of Diplomas
by I. W. Schoefiler, Pres. of Board of Education.
Song, The Time of Roses, Bcrwald
Girls' Glee Club.
" You, Degie, have a lean and hungry look."
Lucian Taylor, -
Martha Stanley, -
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- - - - President
- - Vice President
- Secretary and Treasurer
Vive et cogita.
Black and Yellow.
Lucian Taylor '
"A mind quite vacant is a mina' at peace."-EUGENE PRICE.
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Class Pres. '09, '10, '11, 'l2:
Asst. Bus. Mgr. "TATl.ER" '10g
Football '10, Capt. 'llg
Vice-Pres. Sodalitas Latina '10,
Capt. Illini Debating Team '10
Pres. Athletic Assn. 'llz
Class Basket Ball, Team '101
Junior Play '10,
' Martha Stanley, Lucian Taylor, Helen Didlake,
'iMart. " HL11. " "Did, "
Illini Pres. 'l1: Illini: Illini '10g
ASSY- BUS MHI'-" QVILI-" '111 Class Vice--l'rl-s. '11 ancl 'l2: Drill to Junior Plavg
Secy. and Treas, Class '11 and Treas, Soclalilas Latina '10: Class Program.
122 Class l'roltr:un.
Junior Play '10g
Pushmataha Pres. '11g
Vice-Pres. of Class '091
Junior Play '10:
Sidney Gaskins, Eula Green,
6 ' 1 Illini Secy. and Treas, '11:
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"Up in the air about nothing."-"SPL1sH" Bnssn.
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Pres. of Codalitas Latina '10.
Secy. of Sodalitas Latin
Drill to Junior Play 'l0g
Mamie Sydney, Vernon Wade, George Walker
U. A-L S SRGd., , Pushmatahag
a 'llg Illini Debating Team 'llg I C1355 Program,
He was ever precise in promise keeping."-TOM HAYCRAFT.
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
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
It appears that they perceived that the only
thing possible for them to do was to effect their
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, I7l61llklI1d.H-PUSH.
Alina Cilgiglf School
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,"
Oration-' 'The Hidden Power, ' '
Piano Solo Lillian Gaddis
Class Will Lucian Taylor
Presidents Address Paul Zerwekh
Music Y High School Orchestra
"What! WouId'st thou have a serpent sting
thee twice?"-Sm. GASKINS.
Cgrahnaiing 7 xvrriava
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High School Auditorium
Friday Evening, January Twenty-six
Nineteen Hundred Twelve
High School Orchestra
Rev. S, D. lVIcKenny
Francis George Morfoot
Emily Louise Hoefert
Address-"The American High School,"
Dr. John XV. Cook,
President of the Northern Illinois Normal School.
High School Orchestra
Mamie Louise Sydney
Presentation of Diplomas
by VV- Scllflellliff, President Board of Education.
High School Orchestra
"Oh, if man were constant, he were perfect."
To The Serniorfs.,
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, but 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 con-
trary, 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!
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- Vice President
Moss Green and Old Gold.
Taylor Hyatt. Thomas Haycraft.
"Tate," "Tommy "
Vice-Pres. '10, '11: Pres. of Sodalitas Latina 'l0:
Class Pres. '09, '10, '11, '12g Vice'Pres, of Sodalitas
Football 'llg Latina 'llg
Class Basketball 'llg Class Vice-Pres. '12,
Mgr. of Football team 'llg
Treas. Athletic Assn. '11, 'l2g
Bus, Mgr. of "Tatler" 'llg
Junior Play 'llg
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SeC'y and Treas. 'l21
Sec'y and Treas. Alton
Class Sec'y '12.
Class Treas. '12,
"I never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles me."-ARNOLD ROSEBERY.
Emma Ballinger. Lelia Bauer. Grace Beecher. Anna Benecke.
ruina. Pushmataha: U. AJ "Amr "
SeC'y and Treas. Class 'l0g Illini. U A .
Junior Play '11, mini"
Helen Boals. Karl Bockstruck. Robert Bradshaw. Charles Braun.
"Bugs." Illini: I "Bul1ion. " "Browne "
Illini: Der Deutsche Verem' Pushmataha. Illini.
Sec'y and Treas. '12g
Junior Play '11.
"His head is as firm as a stone."-BARNET1' YAEGER.
Calanthe Brueggeman. Walter Burns. Bert Busse.
mini. Pushmataha. "Splish. "
Sec'y and Treas. 'llc
Football '10, 'llg
Class Basketball '10, lll, '10g
Vice'Pres. Athletic Ass'n. 'l1.
Dell Dahlstrorn. Vera Dick. Mildred Dietiker. Kathleen Dodson
Pushmataha: U. A: U. A.g U. A.:
Sodalitas Latinag Illini. Pushmataha. Illi ,
Junior Play 'll.
' 'A ll scattered together"-FRr:sHMEN.
Elisabeth Dormann. Cora Draper. Cora Elder. Ruth Few.
U. A.g U. A.g U. A.g
Vice-Pres. of Der Deutsche Pushmataha. Pushmataha. Pushmataha.
Verein '11, Pres. '123
Liteaziry Editor of Quill '10,
Marie Fitzgerald. Evelyn Ghent. Vera Greeling. Alvira Haley.
Pushmataha. U. A.: Pushmataha. Illini, Vice-Pres. '12:
Illini. Alton Arts Club. Debating team '10 and '11
Yet once more, oh ye talcum, and once m0f8.',-ADELE STRUBEL.
Ada Hemken. Claire Herzog. Harold Hoppe.
Pushmataha. U. A.g U. A.g
Class Basketball Tea
Basketball Team 'l2g
Vice-Pres. of Class 'l0g
News editor of Qui!! 'llg
Junior Play 'llg
Treas. Sodalitas Latina 'll.
Florence Hurley. George J utterneyer. Edith Lageman. John Lemp.
Illini. A isistef. H Illini. Pushmatahag
Pushmatahag Sodalitas Latinag
Treas. Deutsche Verein 'llg Alton Arts Club.
Junior Play 'llg
Asst. Art Editor of TATLER 'llg
Alton Arts Club.
"A monumental heap of simplicity and good humor."-KARL BocKsTRUcK.
Grace Little. Gladys May. Rheba McDow. Torrey McKenny.
Pushmataha. Kanawha: U. A 3 Illinig
Literary Editor of Quill '123 Pushmataha. Pres. Alton Art Club 'l2g
Kanawha Debating Team '11, Art Editor of TATLER '11
Vera Megowen. Blanche Peters. Upha Peters. Agnes Powell.
U. A.: Illini. Pushmataha1 Illinig
Illini. 'Junior Play '11. Class Vice-Pres. '10,
"A young man void of understanding."-MALCOLM HARRIS.
'Junior Play '11, ::v.....a
Clara Randolph. iflirnest Rennebaum. Ruby Rosebery. , Reba Russell. A
Pushmataha: Pushmatahag Pushmatahag Illinig
Editorvin-Chief TATLER '11g'I Alton Arts Clubg Sedy. and Treas. 'Hg Sodalitas Latinag
Sodalitas Latinag Sodalitas Latina. Vice'Pres. of Class '09. Vice-Pres. Alton Arts Club
June Play '11. '12.
Mildred Scott. John Shine. George Smith. Adele Strubel.
Pughmatahag Pres. Pushmataha ,123 Vice-Pres. Pushmatahag Pushmatahag
Alton Arts Club. School Debating Teamg Class Mgr. Of Quill '10, 'Hill A1f0I1 Arts Club.
Baseball 'l2. Sec'y. and Treas. of Class
Track 'l1. '10, 'llg
Football '10, 'llg
Asst. Editor TATLER 'llg
Track 'llg Captain 'l2.
"Even a fool, if he hold his peace, is counted wise."-LYL1: HARFORD.
' Elliot Taylor,
Illini Debating Team '10g
Football '10 and '11.
Capt. Basketball Team 'IZQ
Class Basketball Team 'l0,'l2:
Class Baseball 'Ill
School Debating Team:
Der Deutsche Verein:
Junior Play 'lll.
Irene Trilby. Elden Walker.
U. A.: U. A.:
Ethel Waltrip. Eugene Webb. Lillian Weber. Bessie Williamson.
Illini. "Red, " Pushmataha: U. A.g
Der Deutsche Verein. Pushmataha.
"She w0uIdn't subscribe for the Tatler."-HELEN DoBBs.
BNUARY CLASS 1413
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Courtney Perrin, ---- - President
William Stritmatter, Vice President
Alice Green, - Secretary
Eunice Whitney - - - Treasurer
Black and Gold.
"A soft answer turneth away questioning."-JIM FORBES.
Courtney Perrin, William Stritmatter, Alice Green, Eunice Whitney
' 'Cgurmgr " "Bill, " Illini: Pushmarahaz
Illini Vice-Pres.'11,Pres. '12q Iuinag Q'HSSSf'fy-12' Classffoand 'Yeas' 09'
Class Pres. '10, '11, 12:
Football '10, 11g
Capt. glass Basket Ball Team
Asst. Bus. Mgr. "TATx,I2R" 'llg
Junior Play 'llg
Secy. Athletic Assn. '11.
Class Vice-Pres. '121
Class Treas. '121
Asst. Editor "'1'A'I'I.ER" '1l1
Junior Play '11:
Secy. Sodalitas Latina 'llg
Elmer Bierbauiu, Adelaide Boyle, Coeina Donnelly, Marie Floss,
"Bierdy, " imma. nlir-ig "Monk. "
Pushmatahzii class Pmgmm' Alton Arts Club' Illini:
Orchestra, Junior Play '1l.
"'Tis better to have loafed and flanked than never to have loafed at all."
- ' 'Nurs' ' TAYLOR.
Leo Grosh, Lula Halsey, Malcom Harris, Alice Joesting,
"Skeet. " Illini: "Malx. " Kanawha:
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mlm' Junior Play '11. Pushmdmha' Salutatory '12,
Alton Arts Club.
Bessie McKee, Viola Miller, Flora Reilly, Ruby Sidwell
Illini. Pushmatahag Illinig Kanawha.
Der Deutsche Verein. Der Deutsche Vereing
"It is a wise father who knows his own Son." CAfter the Troy gameb.
Ralph Smith. Russell Stewart.
U. A.: Pushmatahaq
l'ushm:1t:1lm. Sodalitas Latina:
' Alton Arts Club.
Marjorie Taylor. Carroll Wightman
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Y THRU-'T MCKENNY.
Born June 2, 1895.
"There is no death! What seems so is transitiong
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."
V 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 manya gory field. Great orators such as Shine, Taylor and
Haley made the class of 1912-'13 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 be 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.
"Mammals Hopeful."-"S1sri2R" J UTTEMEYER.
June Class of 1913.
Walter Wood, - - - President
James Forbes, Vice-President
Lucile Wightman, - Secretary
Clyde Schmoeller, - Treasurer
Black and Red.
Walter Wood. James Forbes. Lucille Wightman. Clyde' Schmoeller.
Is a good, all-around fel- Can drive a car better than Did you ever see an infant Much better actor than a
low, if he is in love. he can collect bills. that did not like to Latin bluffer.
"He that winketh the eye causeth sorrow."-"DUTCH" HOEFERT.
Leslie Alt. Lucy Bailey. Inez Buckstrup. Marvel Clyne.
If he keeps on, he will "My father and mother She looked up to blush. Might become a student
surpass Harrison are Irish and I am She looked down to sigh: if she could talk
Fisher. Irish too," With a smile on her lips, louder.
And a tear in her eye,
Robert Creswell. Harriet Daniel. Blanche DGHIIY- FIOFGIICG Difik-
I am captain-elect of the She always says what she I5 Sincere with 3 lack of Wm tufnvlnffl 3 talking
basketball team." means and says it affectatlon- machme lf She ls
promptly. not careful.
"A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man
can answer in seven years."-WALTER BURNS.
Irene Elder. Edna Gerbig. Harry Getsinger. Clark Gillham.
She has the talent to be- Is famous for butting' in
come a primadonna. and selling tickets. thinking he knows a little professor of scientific
about physics. agriculture.
He bluffs Mr. Steward into Is thinking of becoming a
Louise Gillham. Elvira Gormly. Tillie Guertler. Mae Holley.
Very tall and very good Is not daunted either by You have to listen twice to Very quiet but a very good
looking. orations of Cicero or by make sure she is around. artist.
the Pythagorean theorems,
"Knows a little of everything and a whole lot of nothing."-"BULL1oN."
Clarence Howard. Barbara Hull. Aeola Hyatt. Rudolph Knight.
The future Slim Sallee of Her voice is low and She has a ready smile An expert electrician. He will
Upper Alton. He will sweet. and a willing hand. some day be boss of the dyna-
be discovered by mo department of the Gen-
Bresnahan in 1915. eral Electric Co.
Grace Lavenue. Frank Leese. Marie Lowe. Elizabeth Martin.
Surprisingly similar to Very brilliant in all kinds She is very good at writing She wishes that her father
nothing known. of mathematics. stories: also at tell- was president of a
- ing them. Talcum factory.
"Scarce half' a wit, and more than half a cI0wn.' '-JOHN SHINE.
Nellie Mather. Ethel Megowen. Katherine Meriwether. Harry Moldafsky.
Exceedingly "We feed in a parlor and Katy did when she He is Johnny-on-the-spot
unostentatious. that is Irish too." thought of it. to improve his financial
Emily Nixon. Neild Osborn. Arnold Rosebery. Paul Scott.
Is good natured, but Likes to argue but can't Does'nt say much but when Editor-in-Chief.
determined. see the other side of he makes up his mind, it Enough Said.
the question. can't be changed.
"It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright."--Lonisis BAUER.
Bessie Stallings, Hilda Straube, Marnie Snyder. Robert Streeper,
She is very proud of her tal- She is very good looking and She deserves all the good The better you know him.
ented relations. very lovable. one can say about her. the better you like him
Lillian Talmage. Elva Weber. Helen Wightrnan. Bernice Wright.
ls going to open a hair bleach- She intends to become a A very sweet little girl. Is vcry well read and is very
ing establishment. Shakespearean drama- fond of W. M. A.
NI marched the lobby twirling my StiCk.,,-HARRY GETSINGER.
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Bert Russell, - - - President
Dwight Shaff, - Vice-President
Elizabeth Quigley, - Secretary
Alma Armour, - - Treasurer
Purple and Gold.
Bert Russell. Dwight Shaff. Elizabeth Quigley. Alma Armour.
best man on the TAT- He greatly assisted the class She is a good German student, She has the rare faculty of
LER staff. by taking home "A Rose 0' but she looks more like a doing what she's told with-
Plymouth Town." somnambulist. out trying to improve on it.
"His little CPD feet, like snails, do creep CD."-MR. STEWARD.
Artimisha Getsinger. Mary Caldwell. Isabelle Brooke. Lulu Ahe.
Carries a 1912 model of a Much rushed of late by She might profit by reading Rather inclined to be
shining brass hammer. O. A. K. some good book on good communicative.
Ernest Jackson. Emma Horn. Thomas Henry. Harold Harford.
He might profit by modeling Rather inclined to be just a wee bit fast, The only original lady
himself after his friend, reserved. pap's. killer.
"Slow as molasses in January."-EMMA BALLINGER.
Katherine Lindley. Theodore Kohlhepp. Corida Koenig. Casper Jacoby.
A walking fashion Darwin's missing Prefers fashion plates and Would like to debate on the
plate. link. "Top Notches" to her subject,"Resolved,that
lessons. the Boston Nationals
will win the pennant."
Moreland Rintoul. Eunice Redman. May Nickels. Robert May.
A cardiac destroyer. Longs for letters from The smile that won't Needs plenty of time for
Springfield. come off. his faculties to work.
"Easily taken. ' ' -DAISY J OESTING.
Grace Van Preter. Edward Stafford. Adele Sotier. Doris Rubenstein
She's just come from ls springing into a chivalrous A little less She plays the piano--
the country. young carpet-knight. affectation. after a fashion,
Barnett Yaeger. Adolph Wuerker. Lillian Wentz. Joseph Walter.
Extraordinary. A good fellow in spite of his Is somewhat accomplished, Has a wee bit of
sphinx-like countenance. except in ticket selling. a pout.
"Ma, may I be a dUd9?',-WALDEN LEVIS.
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Died, April 4, 1912.
He lived among us for a fleeting dayg
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 heartls are full of pain,
But in this deepest loss there is a gaing
For ere the shadows fell of that sad end,
We learned to know him and to call him friend.
June Class of 1914.
Edgar Degenhardt, - - - President
Edwin Bauer, - - - Vice President
Harold Hoefert, Secretary and Treasurer
Samuel F indley
"Methot I heard a voice cry, Sleep no more."-BOARD or EDUCATION.
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La Verne Hill
"Children should be seen and not heard"-FLORENCE Drcx.
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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 some-
times 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! '-Li-:o GRosH.
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William Stewart, ---- - President
Ralph Webb, ----- Vice President
Elizabeth Browning, - - - Secretary and Treasurer
Blanche Browning t
Mary Eunice Caywood
William La Mothe
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'A very gentle beast and of a good conscience."-"FRoGGY" GILLHAM
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Charlotte Stamper, -
William Taggart, -----
Colors, Scarlet and Black.
"I am Sir Oracle, and when I ope my
lips, let no dog bark."-ALVIRA HALEY.
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 hallsg have had you holding your hands in the air until further con-
tinuation of the operation would have caused said members to become
fixed in that positiong 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 your-
self. They lind their way about perfectly, being neither blind nor scared
to deathg 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
portionsg 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 y0u'1I forget them all."
'LNEIWLHVJEICI 'SNINIVHLL TVHNVW
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
Paul Zerwekh: Vice-President Illini '11, Captain
Illini Debating Team '11 and '12, Class President '11 and
'12, Football Captain '11, President Sodalitas Latina '11,
President Athletic Association '11.
Taylor Hyatt: Vice-President Pushmataha '11, Class
President '11 and '12, Football '11, Football Manager '11:
Treasurer Athletic Association '11 and '12, Baseball Mana-
ger '12, Glee Club Double Quartette.
Elliott Taylor: Football '11, Captain Basketball '12,
Baseball '12, School Debating Team '12, Class Program
'12, Glee Club.
Eunice Whitney: Pushmataha Program Committee
'11, Chairman '12, Class Secretary and Treasurer '11,
Treasurer '12, Assistant Editor TATLER '11, Junior Play
'11, Secretary Sodalitas Latina '12, Operetta '11, Girls'
Chorus Sextette, Orchestra.
Paul Scott: Captain Kanawha Debating Team '11,
Editor-in-Chief TATLER '12, School Debating Team '12,
Chairman Junior Play Committee '12, Junior Play '12,
Operetta '11, School extempore Representative at Carbon-
dale and Champaign '12.
Walter Wood: Kanawha Vice-President '11, Foot-
ball '11, Assistant Business Manager TATLER '12, Basket-
ball '12, Basketball Manager '12, Baseball Captain '12.
Junior Play '12, Vice-President Athletic Association '12,
President Class '12.
"0h! what may man within him hide,
T ho' angel on the other side."-MR. RITCHER.
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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 workin the latter part of the 1910 season, were there.
This left five positions Vacant. Of the new candidates were begenhardt, Alexan-
der, 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
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.
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The next game, October 14th, was with the Troy Giants at Troy. Here, with-
out a doubt, the teailn 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 O.
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.
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But a haughty spirit goethbefore a fall. Saturday, Nov. 4th, we were dis-
graced 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, mag-
nificent 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, O.
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-
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ed with the outing, also better acquainted with the school yells, we were incident-
ally able to relate to our friends that the score was 31 to 0 in our favor.
V 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, con-
fident of winning. The game was desperately contested. The condition of the
field made open play, our strongest asset, an impossibility. although it also ham-
pered 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 inter-
ference 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.
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9 Henry, '14 ----- I Fullback
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1 1 Zerwekh, '12 - - Left Halfback
1, Taylor, '12 - Quarterback
jo Fisher, '14 - Center
l5Degenhardt, '14 - Left Guard
fl Busse, '12
5 Smith, '12 - Left Tackle
4, Perrin, '13 - Left End
if Wood, '13 - - - Right End
'Y Hyatt, '12 - - - Subsitute
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Oct. 1 .... - .... Alton 23 ,..... East St. Louis. 6.
Oct. 10---- ..... Alton 15g--- ..... - Shurtleff 0.
Oct. 14 .... .... - Alton 03 --- ........ Troy 0.
Oct. 25 .... - .... Alton 63 --.- ...... Shurtleff 0.
Oct. 28 .... ..... A lton 34, ........ Edwardsville 0.
Nov. 4 .--- - .... Alton 03 .......... Carrolton 11.
Nov. 11---- --.-- Alton 153 -----. .East St. Louis 0.
Nov. 18--- - - ---- Alton 31g ---- ---- Edwardsville 0.
Nov. 30 -... ----- A lton 51--- - ------ Alumni 0.
Played 9. Won 7, lost 2, tied 1. Total points, Alton
1083 opponents 17.
"My mind my kingdom is."-Miss FERGUSON. ,
Captain 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 him-
self 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 general-
ship made the team
of 1911 what it was:
the best in the history
of Alton High School
"Punk," the Idol
of Alton High School
and Baseball fans, has
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, un-
doubtedly greater will be his work next year as
leader. For 1912 we predict a peerless team with
the peerless leader.
"A little nonsense now and then
Is relished by the best of men."-MR Mrzrz
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 dur-
ing 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 prece-
dent in the history of
Alton High School.
D0 you know why
Upper Alton was an-
nexed to Alton?
There were just two
important r e a s o n s.
One was, that Tom Henry might play football for
A. H.S. When "P.Zf' 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 ag 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.
as true as steel."-HELEN DIDLAKE.
Now 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 dis-
covered that the position for which he was de-
signed 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 ex-
perience and weight,
he will be the back-
bone for several com-
Fischer is one of
those big, solid men
so necessary to foot-
ball. 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 be-
fore the other side could get a play started.
"The Eagle sufers little birds to szng Miss Jomss
The 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.
"Degie" has two
years yet, and
with his ever in-
creasing s p e e d,
he ought to make
a great full back.
And it always did come.
Busse got his
"A" for the sea-
son of 1910, but
nobody knew then
what stuff there
was in him. But
in 1911 "they were shown amply and suf
ficiently. 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 dis-
putes 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.
tackle was needed.
more men like "Alex,"
We'll be glad to bor-
know what he could
do till he tried. A1-
though this isn't very
strange, when Smithy
1 tried something hap-
pened. He came out
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 throughg
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.
first in 1910, and his place
"Sweep on, ye fat and greasy citizens."-ILLINI.
"Alex" entered Alton High at the beginning
of last season. With his previous experience on
the Flat River CMissouriD team, he was immedi-
ately 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
"Alex" was placed there
and if ever a man played a great defensive game
at tackle, "Alex" did it. If Flat River has any
"Court" began his football career late in the
season of 1910. But, by hard practice, he
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 himf 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 fortu-
nate 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 fol-
lowers expect him
to be one of the
greatest men of
the team next fall.
Hyatt held the
on the 1911 team
of being ready to
fill any position
without any notice. Hyatt practiced faith-
fully 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.
Mzslzke me not for my complexion."-CECIL WKJHTMAN.
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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, Decem-
ber 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 fioor, 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
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, play-
ing 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
"A beast that wants discourse of reason."-AEOLA HYA1'r.
truly 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 his-
tory 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
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 live 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."
"I am not in the roll of common men."-MR. BIRD.
Saturday 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 sur-
prise, 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:
Games played. Won. Lost.
1. Granite City ............ 3 3 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 Ma- 1,.. ,,,.. , 2 0 2
8. Eldorado M-- ..... ..... 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 un-
doubtedly 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 with-
out 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 achieve-
ment 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.
"0h! wad some power the giftie gie ye,
To hear yourself as others hear ye."
1912 BASKET BALL TEAM
Team and Record of Games.
6 Hoppe ....,,e, '12 L. F. 100
J Cresswell, ..... '13 L. G. ---
,3 Busse ..... - 112 Lg.-C. 18
4 Wood -.... - '13 Rg.-Rf. 43
f Harford ....... '12 C. 16
QQ' Taylor, Captain '12 Rf. Lg. 122
Complete Record of Basket Ball Season 1912.
Date Team Score
Dec. 21 Alton 16
" 30 " 21
an. 6 " 35
" 13 30
" 23 47
" 26 46
Feb. 9 8
" 17 35
" 23 18
" 23 41
" 24 33
" 24 " 27
Bunker Hill M. A. -- --
Christian Bros. College
Crescent Athletic Club
Edwardsville High .--
Jacksonville High- ---
Crescent Athletic Club---
Centralia -------- - - -
Mount Vernon ------ -
OPPONENTS, , 323
"Not worth mentioning."-FR1:sHMEN.
at Bunker Hill-
at Carlinville --
at Alton ------
at Alton -..- --
at Alton --.-..
at Centralia -- -
at Centralia ---
at Centralia - - -
at Centralia - --
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
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 inex-
perience, got to take part in but 12 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 Gksxms.
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The baseball season of 1912 was not as successful as the football and basket-
ball 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 com-
ment, 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 sup-
port 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 IOU9.,,-MARJORIE TAYLoR.
Names of Baseball Team
April 6th,---- .... Alton, 14, Belleville, 10
May 4th.-,- U--Alton, 125 Belleville, 18
2, Wightman, '12r ...... ,H7 ..i,....11,, .,.. - Catcher
Howard, '13, Walker, '12g Degenhardt, '14---Pitchers
9 Shine, '12.---n- c,........c,.... - ,cH.... First Base
IA Hoefert, 'l5g Hoppe, '12 --- 1Second Base
Y Wood, '13e ..1e...11 to --.. Short Stop
7Taylor, '12, -Third Base
C Henry, '13
J Beiser, '15,
5 Poole, '15 1-
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- Center Field
- - - - - Left Field
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A 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 413 Sophmores 323 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 RUHAC. Howard and I. Clevenger.
440-yard 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-yard 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.
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"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
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 Iirst 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.
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An Operetta in Three Acts
Presented by the Musical Department of the Alton High School at the
Friday, December 15, 1911
PRINCESS CHRYSANTHEMUM, the Emperor's Daughter--Emily Hoefert
To-To, ll I Upha Peters
Yum-Yum, 2 Maidens Attendant on the Princess ........ 4 Martha Stanley
Du-Du, I I Lula Halsey
Tu-Lip, J L Lillian Gaddis
Fairy Moonbeam, the Princess' Good Genius ...... 4 ........., ,,,,,, H eleii H011
The Emperor What-for-Why, a Merciful GJ Monarch ....... Earl Cuthbertson
Attendants upon the Emperor .............. Torrey McKennyg Sidney Gasking
Prince Soxrru' In Love with the Princess ......... ......, F red Weld
Prince So-Sli, Clyde Schmoeller
Top-Not, the Court Chamberlain ,.,,,-..,.. . ,,,., Frank M01-foot
Sing-Tu, one of the populace ....... ..... ,,,, H a 1-Qld Hoefeft
Saucer-Eyes, the Wizard Cat ............ ...... - ,.,, C our-triey Pei-rin
ACT I. Scene-Emperor's garden near the palaceg time, afternoon. A
great fete is being held in honor ofthe 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 dis-
SO N GS
"Strike the Gong and Sound the Cymbals" .... .,.., C horus
"The Golden Butterfly" ........,....,,...... ....., S ing-Tu
"Wave the Flag and Banners Gay" ..... ....... C horus
"Which Shall It Be?" .......,.......... ...... P rincess
"Long Live The Emperor" ...... . ...- ..--.Chorus
"I Am The Emperor What-for-Whi"., , ..... Emperor
"Lullaby Land" ..,..,,.............. ..... T u-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 ofa
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.
SO N G S
"Sprites of the Night" .... ..,..... , .- ., ........... Sprites
"A Kitten's T ale" ...... ........ S aucer-Eyes
"The Path of Love" ,.....,........ ..... F airy Moonbeam
'tLove's Kingdom" ...........,,.,., ........... S o-Tru
"Called by Magic Ring We Come" .... .... F airies
"Home Returning" ..........,....... ...., C horus
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.
SO N GS
"Sad and Moumful" ....... ..... ........ .... C h 0 fl-IS
"Swiftly Home Retuming".,- -..Chorus
"Home of My Childhood" ......,,. ............., P rincess
"Whether You Like It or Not" ..... ................ E mperor
"Jolly Little Japanese Sailor Man".--,, ...... Clyde Schmoeller
"The Dawn of Love"-Duet ....,... ...... P rincess and So-Tru
"Long Live The Emperoru... ..... .............. . Chorus
"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 corny when the people lived in daily dread of Indians, and yet appeared out-
wardly 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 spon-
taneous. 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 Stal-
lings, as Aunt Resolute, who Hgoes forth to take her daily frightingf' 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 train-
"Everything but what the name denotes."-Miss MEISER.
ROSE 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
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1912
. Paul Scott
Miles Standish, Captain of Plymouth . . .
. Clyde Schmoeller
. Alice Joesting
Garret Foster, of Weston's men . . .
Philippe de la Noye
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 ....
of the Plymouth Colonists
A DRILL-DUHCQ of the Winds,
Between Acts Il 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
peigalty for stealing corn. Garret Foster, of Weston's men, appears in a bad
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 Ending 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 recog-
nizes the coat, gives the credit to the latter, but Rose discovers the truth.
Music by High School Orcheslra.
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"Eether or Eyther?
On March 29th the Illini 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
Mrs. Turlington, Jr.,
Mrs. Turlington, Sr.,
Mrs. Bray, -
Mr. Turlington, Jr.,
Mr. Turlington, Sr.,
Mr. Bray, -
Twitter, the maid,
Simpson, the butler,
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:
"A happy infant here I roam,
Far from my dear paternal home."-
As has been the custom, the Alton High School gave another series of
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 readerg Miss Ailene Pettit, violinistg 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 Nationf' 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, sopranog
Miss Rose Heidenreich, contraltog Mr. Christian Mathesen, tenorg 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 monologistg 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
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,Q Taylor Hyatt Vice-President 34 Thomas Haycraft
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KANAWHA vs. ILLINI
December 12th, 1912
Alton High School Auditorium.
Mr. B. C. R1cHARDsoN, Chairman.
Resolved, "That the Federal Government should Establish and Operate
a Parcels Post.
, Paul Scott, Paul Zerwekh,
Aeola Hyatt, Mamie Sydney,
Gladys May. Alvira Haley.
W. P. Boynton, Professor Coolidge, A. B. Wyckoff.
Decision 2 to 1 favor of the Affirmative.
" Who thinks too little and talks too much "-CLYDE SCHMOELLER.
- Inter-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: i'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
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
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.
23 negative, 1. CLYDE SCHMOELLER, '13.
"Some people are born beautiful, some have it
thrust upon them, some acquire it."-MAY OHNSORG.
ELLIOTT 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.
Resolved, "That Co-education is Undesirable in Secondary Schools."
Elliot Taylor H. C. Brown
John Shine F. H. Morse
Paul Scott 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."
lUnknown to the Editor-in-Chief this notice has been insertedl.
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 H0fhiHg.',-WALTER Woon.
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 Unde-
sirable 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
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 Mellinls' Food Boy."-GEORGE WALTER.
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THE PIASA QUILL STAFF.
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Eight issues, published monthly by the students during the school year, in the
interests ofthe Alton High School, Alton, lll.
1 Editor-in-Chief, ---- FRANK G. MORFOOT, '12 I
Literary, - - - GLADYS LIAY, '13 I6
News, - FRANCES HURLBUTT, '12 7
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Entered as second-class matter, February 24th, 1908, at Alton, Ill., 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.
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Mr. Carl Hartmann, - Vice President
Mrs. B. C. Richardson, - - Secretary
Mr. Paul B. Cousley, - Treasurer
Miss Bertha Ferguson, - - Historian
Miss Maud Gillham, - Assistant Historian
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.
'LA rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded."
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Sept. 5th-For the first time on record
school began on September 5th, 1912.
Sept. 14th-Note. CApology. 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.j
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. tApology. 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
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 Qthat being made by the presid-
ing oflicerb 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-Where 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. fSorrow and
Nov. 25th-Greenfield turned yellow.
Dec. 12th-Kanawha defeats Illini.
Dec. 15th-Miss Gillmore gives the
jan. 15 -The Board of Education
adopts a progressive policy. They order
first departure at once. Order the assem-
bly room ceiling retinted.
jan. 30th-Note. fApology. Nothing
happening but sleigh rides and they hap-
pen in the dark, not on paper.J
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 Illi-
nois 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
May 1st-Book goes to press.
May 17-Alton wins State Champion-
ship in extempore speaking.
The following are yet to come, although
some will be history when this sees light of
May 18th+Track meet.
May 29th-junior Circus.
june 7th--junior Excursion.
"Cursed be he that moves my bones."-Hizarmc PLANT.
Editor in Chief, - - William LaMothe, A.B., CAlways Batsl.
Business Mgr., - - Leo Francis Grosh, B.S., CBaby Sisterl.
fThe following are a few sample definitions to be found in the Altonianj.
Cheat-The name applied by some few old fogies to the sensible and pro-
gressive 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
Excuse-A true CFD explanation of absence, always brought from home CU.
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
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 donlt know? " Gill Ca Freshmanb 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 onels meals. There is no place
like home to spend one's evenings Cprovided it is her homej. There is no place like
home to sleep Cprovided you have a latch keyb.
Teacher--This species Cit has not yet been decided whether they are human
or notl 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 Ca most skillful giver of fitting namesb. 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-4to 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.
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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. Clt pays to advertisel. If you
have been slammed too hard, rejoice
that your faults were so glaring as
to attract the attention of the TAT-
LER BOARD. If you don't like our
slams, why read them? N 0 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'll 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
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Pure Candies and Ice Cream.
l We manufacture and guarantee
all our goods.
Kinloch 972-R. :: 24 W. Second Street.
We favof 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,
Ninn Smringa Eank.
Capital - S 100,000
Surplus - S100,000
Corner Third and Belle Streets,
One Dollar will start an Account with This Bank.
Late Engagements for the Coming Season.
Miss Nobody from Starlandf'
"A Woman's Way, " -
"The Common Law, "
"The Heartbreakers, "
"The Girl Question," -
"For Her Sake,"
"Way Down East, " -
"Three Twins, "
The Tie that Binds," ------ Charles Metz
Courtney Perrin, Harry Moldafsky
- - - - Harry Getsinger
Walter Wood, assisted by Louise Boals
Christian Patterson Steward
- Antoinette Juttemeyer, Angelica Mclienny,
The Girl of My Dreams," Lucia Taylor assisted by Clyde Schmoeller
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
The world's famous Contralto,
Cleopatra Martin, assisted by the
famous Basso, Leontine 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 Brooke, two of the world's
greatest artists in portraying "The
Taming of the Shrew."
The Benbow City Odeon will pre-
sent 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."
E. P. WADE, President. C. A. CALDVVELL, Cashier. H. H. HEW'ITT, Asst. Cashier
CAPITAL, . Sl00,000.00
SURPLUS ITUND, ..... 3200000.00
ALTON NATIONAL BANK
James Duncan Samuel VVade,
Geo. M. Ryrie, C. A. Caldwell,
E. P. VVade.
, , 0 BANKING AND TRUST
ilitrzt Ernst amh Svztnrngn CGMPANY
Hank GHPHHL, SURPLUS HND PHUFITS. .... -3l25.000.U0.
INVITES YUUR BUSINESS' Second and Weigler Streets.
WESTERN AXVIXVI UNI Tl ON
The Western Cartridge Co., East Anon, lzmmfs.
P lRE F0 0 D P R 0 D U C TSA Glitizmui National Bank.
9 Second and Piasa Streets,
Total Resources, . . 5B1,500,000.00
"'5?f'?i :il 1,AA,.. ..A:.V:. ' 23W Interest on Savings Accounts.
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keep on turning.
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634 East Second Street. J. J. REILLY, Manager.
THE STORK LAUNDRY
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Kin1och401 - - PHONES - - - Bell 616
Sylvester.-"I had an aeroplane steak for dinner this morning, don't
Luke.-"And what kind of flesh is that, my dear?,
Sylvester.-"XVhy, it was aviation meet."
Luke.-"And where did you procure that?"
Sylvester.--H Wfhy, at the 'Porterhousef "
ALTON LAUNDRY COMPANY
66 Clean 99
WHEN YOU BUILD
BR I C
ALTON BRICK COMPANY.
Tell your grocer
ARROW BRAND FLOUR.
SPARKS' BCEREFSE eo.
Motor Boats and Engines,
Motor Boat Supplies. 2: ::
ALTON, - - - ILLINOIS.
The Drury-Wead Co.
Candy from us is always fresh
:: Ice Cream ::
Everything of Sweets.
VENARDOS CANDY CO.
Morro:-"If you can't pay the price, use Hour."
205 East Second St., - Alton, Illinois
C. E. Newman Floral Co.
721-723 E. Fourth St. 11 31 2: Both Ph
and INSURANCE. .
2509 College Avenue, - - ALTON, ILL.
Bell Telephone, Main 510
HORATIO J. BOWMAN
17 East Second St., ALTON, ILLINOIS
FRANK P. BALJER,
Barber Shop and Bath Rooms.
Kinloch ' p 210
The place where all the 1-ngn School teuows come.
The Chinese Republic will pay 31,000 reward for the arrest
and conviction of either of the following persons:
B. C. RICHARDSON CAlias Dead Eye Dickb.
R. L. BIRD CA1ias Casey Jonesl.
Embezzling excuse blanks.
You will get careful attention at
Sanitary BARBER SHOP
Ph e ,S Shop, Kinloch 86-R I
OH SZResidence, 1063-R 215 Piasa Street
I DR. F. O. LANDON DR. A. W. RUE
ROOMS 303-304 - COMMERCIAL BUILDING No. I0 West Third Street
ALTON, ILL. ALTON, ILL.
FRANK C. HOPKINS G0 To
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ALTON, ILL- Commercial Biiililiiig Alioii, Illinois
W hen Quality flllrlling, Sc Oankinz Idrinling
We Get II2 lllrsi Scrnnh Sturt, Allan, jlllinnis
the Work. Both Phones
" The Tatler" is a sample of our Work
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COMMERCIAL JOB PRINTER SWVUHPYQ
AND STATIONER Pictures and Picture Frames,
School Books, Blank Books, Etc. Cameras and Supplies-
Both phones 214 Piasa Street
SEELY'S BOOK STORE
For all School Books, Novels, Stationery,
Sporting Goods, Periodicals, Office Supplies.
212 State St. Kirlloch 162
THE PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE ALWAYS GONE
E. W. Houser, President
1 1th and Locust Streets,
SAINT LOUIS, MO.
We KNOW HOW to make
printing plates that WILL
PRINT. : : : : : : :
Notice the quality of those
in this book. : : : : :
WE MADE THEM.
BRANCHES IN FIFTEEN
We K . s -
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Studio Corner Seventh 8: Henry Sts
HAT YOU THINK, we do IIOI
know. What you ought to
"f'f-E' 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. Richard-
son, Who has kindly acted as advisor
and criticg Clyde Schmoeller, who has
been untiring in his help of the Editor-
in-Chief, the Art Editor and the Busi-
ness Managerg and to James Morgan,
whose services in securing advertise-
ments 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.
MELLING dn GASKINS, ALTON
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