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 ACn fifliss J tra Jz. Intbsmt, In token of our appreciation for her undivided attention to the advancement of art, and the invaluable aid which she has so ungrudgingly given to a long succession of “Tatler Boards” in their Art work, we, the Classes of 1917-1918, respectfully dedicate this twelfth volume of the “Tatler.” CONTENTS Faculty, ..... Class Day and Graduation Programs, ’ 15, ’ 16, February Graduating Class, Classes, Recognition Honors, Honor Roll, Wearers of the “A”, Football, Basketball, Track, Societies, Intellectual Teams, Music, Beauty-Popularity Contest Dramatics, Calendar of Events, Literary, Satire, Pane 13 14 18 21 63 64 66 67 79 87 93 104 107 110 111 119 121 131 M im QaaiiiTii it moirn i m01 r OREW ©RD In dear old Alton High School are found boys and girls, young men and young women, of all creeds and classes, playing, working, fighting side by side. For the four years that we are here a common spirit of play and industry is engendered. And when in years to come we shall again be separated—if then this book can bring back memories of undergraduate days, too fine indeed for paper and ink to catch, which to some are the sweetest, to some the saddest, but to all the dearest days of life—most fittingly will this volume of the “Tatler” have accomplished its mission. Assembly Room A. H. S. Alton High School.iFarultg fill afls?g iSimtor Soil Sfcrogmttim i rmnrflFaculty R. A. HAIGHT, A. B., Pd.D., (Shurtleff College), Superintendent of Alton Public Schools. B. C. RICHARDSON, A M., (Syracuse University), Principal. English. C A. METZ, Ph.M., (Syracuse University), Assistant Principal. Geometry. BERTHA E. BISHOP, Ph.M., (Chicago University). German, Latin, Pedagogy. M. VINOT CARTWRIGHT, A.B., (Shurtleff College). English, Latin. BERTHA FERGUSON, A.B., (Shurtleff College). German, English, Latin. JUDSON GAMERTSFELDER, A.B., (Northwestern College of Naperville, 111.) Boys’ Physical Culture. MAUDE GILLHAM. Stenography, Typewriting. HANNA A. GUNDERSON, (Bradley Polytechnic). Domestic Science. L. S. HAIGHT, A.B., (Shurtleff College). History, Astronomy, Civics. CLAYTON H. HOUTS, A.B., (Oberlin). Physics. SARA HUDSON. Drawing. GERTRUDE KELSEY, A.B., (Smith). English. J. GENEVIEVE JEPSON. A.B., (McKendree College). Geometry, Botany, Physiography. NANCY L. LOWRY, A.B., (Shurtleff College). English. MARY MAGUIRE. Music Supervisor. HELEN A. NAYLOR, A.B., (University of Illinois). Latin, Bookkeeping. IRA OERTLI, B.S., (Northwestern College of Naperville, 111.). Physiology, Chemistry. ANNA PECK, A.B., (University of Illinois). Girls’ Physical Culture. LAURETTA PAUL, A.B., (Shurtleff College). History, English, Physiography. CARRIE G. RICH (Illinois State Normal). Commercial Arithmetic and Geography, Penmanship and Spelling. G. C. RITCHER, (Illinois State Normal). Manual Training. CAROLYN M. WEMPEN, B.S., (Shurtleff College). Algebra. UPPER ALTON DEPARTMENT. ROBERT L. LOWRY. Algebra, Geometry. C. L. PARKER, A.B., (Shurtleff College). History, Sciences. FRIEDA PERRIN, A.B., (ShurtlefT College). English, German, Latin. 11June Class ALTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS DAY Thursday, June 10th, 1915 at 2:00 p.m. Music—Piano Trio—Girard Gavotte...................Fondey Eugene Walter, Elmer Schwartzbeck, Gould Hurlbutt. Alton High School, Past and Present.Mary Eunice Caywood Oration—The Man of the Hour................George Walter Piano Solo—Marche Militaire...............Schubert-Lisst Beulah Munger. Pen Pictures of Who’s Who...................Edith Daniel Recitation—Swing Low, Sweet Chariot..........Anna Clyne Vocal Solo—At Dawn...............................Cadman Florence Rose. Trialogue........Hazel Crouch, Lucile Lehne, Harriet Burnap President’s Address.............................William Stewart Vocal Trio—The Picnic................................Waldtenfel Ulla Gissler, Mildred Chappel, Emma Sullivan. 14Commencement U’.vereives; (Class of 1 ‘115 5V11 o n it) i g If § c i} o o I Ifiiitl) School Auldtorium JfriJiaji, tJjunc 11, HI 1.1 Invocation..............................Rev. J. T. Baker Music—“Water Lilies”.............................Linders Girls’ Chorus. Salutatory..........................Lois Marguerite Hile Music—Violin Solo—“Hungarian Rhapsody”............Houser Mitchell Petruzza. Address—“The Shield of Education and the Battle of Life.” Rev. Leslie Willis Sprague, Pastor of the Wellington Avenue Congregational Church. Chicago. Music—“The Violet’s Fate”............................Abt Senior Girls’ Chorus. Valedictory—“A Plea for Peace”.....Eugene Julian Walter Presentation of Diplomas— By J. W. Schoeffler, President Board of Education. Music—“A Slumber Song”..............................Lohr Girls’ Chorus. 15I$Uft-HHntcr ©lass IVltcm IjHgfy Ji School CLASS DAY Thursday P.M.. January 27. 1916 Class History.... Mildred Goudie Piano Duet—Witches Dance MacDowell Elizabeth Koch, Alice Twing. Oration—Democracy Harvey Calame Recitation ....Evangeline Voorhees Vocal Solo—The Swallows.......................Cowen Mildred MacDonald. Oration—Peace Wallace Colonius Class Prophecy Phyllis Gaskins Instrumental Trio—Serenade Rubenstein Arthur Horn, Cyrus Daniel, Mr. Richardson. Class Will Eugene Hochstuhl President’s Address Arthur Horn 16Graduating Exercises MID-WINTER CLASS 1916 ALTON HIGH SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 28. 1916 Invocation Rev. Edward L. Gibson Music—Lovely Night ...........................Offenbach Girls’ High School Chorus. Salutatory.................................John Dresler Music—Henry VIII Dances......................E. German (1) Morris Dance, (2) Shepherds’ Dance, (3) Torch Dance. Prof. W. D. Armstrong’s Orchestra. Address— H. S. Magill, Jr., Supt. Schools, Springfield, III. Music—A Twilight Revel......................Ferraris-Elliot Girls’ High School Chorus. Valedictory.................................Marian Goudie Presentation of Diplomas— By J. W. Schoeffier, President Board of Education. Music— («) Spring Song............................Mendelssohn (b) Traumerei............................... Schumann Prof. W. D. Armstrong’s Orchestra.February Class, 1916. ARTHUR HORN, President— “Art” Kanawha. Trio. Orchestra. Junior Play, ’14. Class Vice-President, ’12-’13. Class President, ’14-’15-’16. Class Day Program, 16. ROBERT GADDIS, Vice-President— “Bob” Pushmataha. Class Basketball. Class Vice-President, ’14-’15-’16. HARVEY CALAME, Secretary— “Pete” lllini. Class Treasurer. ’13. Class Secretary, ’14-’15- 16. Junior Play Com., ’14. Class Basketball, 15-’16. Class Day Program Com., ’16. WALLACE COLONIUS, Treasurer— "WallJe” Kanawha. Vice-President, ’15. Class Treasurer, ’15-’16. Extempore Representative at Southern 111. Conference, ’15. Chairman Class Day Program Com. “Frosh"! Obey them that have the rule over you and submit yourselves. I am one that is a laughing stock to his neighbor.—Ward Dale. 18 A either have I obeyed the voice of my teachers.—Mitchell Petruzza.GEORGE BRAUN— “Tanglefoot” Pushmataha. Football, ’14-’15. Class Track, ’13. Class Basketball, ,12-,13-’14,-15-,16. Captain, ’14-’15. Basketball, ’14-’15. JOHN DRESSLER— ‘Jonn’e” Pushmataha. Salutatorian. LEONE ELWELL— “Cutie” Pushmataha. Class Day Program Com. MARION GOUDIE— “Meg” Kanawha. Valedictorian. MILDRED GOUDIE— “Mid” Kanawha. Class Day Program. EUGENE HOCKSTUHL— “Gene” Push mataha. Class Day Program. Miss Naylor to II Latin Class) — “Remember, there is no ‘fur’ in Latin —it’s too warm a country.” Mr. Metz (to Caldwell, who came into class whistling)—“Nelson, if you want to hear music, listen to the band on your hat.” 19 CHARLOTTE HUMMERT— ‘Hum” Pushmataha. ELIZABETH KOCH— “Bessie” Kanawha. Secretary, ’15. Class Day Program. MILDRED MCDONALD— “Mike” Ulini. Orchestra. Girls Basketball, 15. Class Day Program. ALICE TWINO- i«tp» Kanawha. Class President, 12. Vice-President, 13. Associate Art Editor “Tatler,” ’14. Class Day Program. EVA VOORHEES— “Eve” Pushmataha. Class Day Program. To all students who failed to have their pictures in this, their school annual. we dedicate this space in disgust. Mr. Oertli—“Can you tell us what pasteurized milk is?” Bright Young Freshie—“It's milk from a cow which has been fed on a pasture." In Physiology.—“If a red-headed father had a red-headed son, would it be a case of hair-red-i-ty?" Mr. Oertli (in Chemistry)—“Anna, what is the formula for nitric acid?" Anna—“NO." Mr. Oertli—“NO?" 20SENIORS June Class, 1916. NIORS CARL MEOOWEN, President— HELEN GEORGE, Secretary— “Nellie” “Sunny” Pushmataha. Pushmataha. Vice-President, ’15. Class Secretary, '15-’16. Captain Class Track, ’15. Class Basketball, 15-’16. EDWARD MERIWETHER, Treasurer— Basketball, ’1C. Junior Play, '15. U. A. Class President, ’13-’14. Circulation Manager “Tatler,” '15. ELDRIDGE LEMEN, Vice-President— “Doc” Illini. Junior Play, '15. Class Basketball, '15. Class Track, '15. Football, '15. “Tubby” Pushmataha. President, ’16. Captain Negative Debating Team, 16. Junior Play, '15. Advertising Manager “Tatler,” '15. RAY BRATPISCH— SOPHIA CALAME— “Dash” “Zoff” Illini. Pushmataha. President, '16. Associate Art Editor “Tatler,” ’15. Class Track, '15. LUCILLE CARTWRIGHT— “Skinnay” Pushmataha.ELEANOR CRAIN— “Bill” Illini. HEDWIG DORMAN— “Heidie” Illini. Der Deutsche Verein. JOSEPH DROMGOOLE— “Joe” Kanawha. President, '15. Kodalitas Latina. Debate, ’16. Chairman Athletic Petition Coin. Editor in Chief "Tatler, '15. Land Master, '14. Extempore Representative at Southern Illinois Conference 14-’l 5-’l 6. Champaign, ’14-’15. "Jubilant Jubilee," ’16. A. H. S. Boys’ Quartette. Chairman Junior Play Com., ’15. Junior Play, ’15. Class Track, ’14-’15. Class Basketball, 15-’16. Class Vice-President,’14. Manager Football, '15. Chairman Class Day Program, '16. BESSIE GASCHO— "Bess” Kanawha. HAZEL GASCHO— “Gash” Kanawha. CLEDA GENT— “Shorty” Pushmataha. Miss Bishop—“Philip, was bist du?” Philip Jacoby—“Ich bin ein Made-hen.” Cy Daniels—“How do fish breathe?” Mr. Haight—“I don't know. I’m not one of them.” 23MELBA GREEN— “Irish” Illini. Secretary-Treasurer, '16. Girls’ Basketball, ’16-’16. mckinley Hamilton— “Kid” Kanawha. Class Track, ’12. Junior Play Com., ’15. Class Basketball, ’12- l 4. Captain, ’12. Class Secretary-Treasurer, '13-'14. Class Day Program Com. LORETTA HOLL— “Retta” Illini. Vice-President, ’16. Play, 16. “Jubilant Jubilee,” ’16. Junior Play, ’15. Junior Play Com., ’15. Class Day Program. JULIA JAMESON— “Jimmie” Push mataha. ELLEN KITTINGER- “Walter” Pushmataha. WILLIAM KOLB— “Bill” Kanawha. President, ’16. Art Editor “Tatler,” ’15. Junior Play, '15. “Jubilant Jubilee,” ’16. A. H. S. Boys’ Quartette. Manager Debating Team, ’16. High School Band. Class Day Program. Oratorical Representative to Southern Ills. Conference. ’16. He hath seat me to bind up the broken hearted.—A dele Nicolet. 24ALICE LEESE— ‘Maypole” Pushmataha. ANNA LYNN— “Freshman's Darling’’ Pushmataha. BEULAH McDOW— “Micky” Pushmataha. U. A. ELIZABETH MADDOCK— “Bee” Illini. Salutatorlan. FLORENCE MATHIE— “Flossie” Kanawha. Secretary-Treasurer, ’16. HENRIETTA MAXEINER— “Heinie” Kanawha. Miss Lowry (in English)—“Anyone who uses slang will ‘get a calling.’ ” Marion Goudie (in speech for Woman Suffrage) — “Why, for one thousand years women have stayed at home rocking the cradle with one foot and sewing with the other!” Miss Lowry—“I don’t see anything uplifting about the discovery of gunpowder.” Edwin Schurckhardt — “Gunpowder in itself is uplifting.” 25MARIE MEYERS— “Little One” Pushmataha. Patrons' Night, '16. STELLA MILFORD— “Steeks” Pushmataha. Secretary-Treasurer, '15. Junior Play, '15. President Philomathean, ’14. U. A. ADELE NICOLET— “Hercules” lllini. MATHEWS QUIGLEY— Mike” Kanawha. ELEANOR RICE— “Pete” lllini. ELSA SCHAPERKOTTER— “Els” Kanawha. Class Secretary, '13. Class Treasurer, ’14. Class President, '15. Valedictorian. A mind quite vacant. —Nelson Caldwell. I bear a charmed life—Joe Clyne. t True as steel—Edith Challacombe, 26MARGARET SCHWAB— "Marge” Illini. WALTERSTAPPOED-"Suckle” Kanawha. President, ’16. Class Basketball, ’13-’14-’15-’16. Class Track, 13. Class Secretary, '13. Debate, ’16. Associate Editor "Tatler,” ’15. ETHEL STRONG— “Yeayiteki” Illini. WARREN TIPTON— "Tippy” Pushmataha. President, ’15. Sodalitas Latina. Class Treasurer, ’13-’14-’15. Class Track, ’14-’15. Class Basketball, ’15. Track, ’15-’16. Patrons Night, ’16. Basketball, ’16. Football, ’14. Representative Piasa Quill, ’12. Junior Play, ’15. Business Manager "Tatler,” '15. Class Day Program Com., ’16. LUCILLE UNTEBBBINX— "Honey” Pushmataha. Girls’ Basketball, ’13-’14-’15-’16. Patrons Night, ’16. Class Day Program Com., ’16. ALMEDA WEINDEL— "Molecule” Kanawha. Mabel Henthorne (to a girl friend) —“Joe told me that the reason Bill was ‘sore was because 1 did not appreciate his affections.” 27February Class, 1917. WILFRED OATES, President— “Bub” Pushmataha. Vice-President, ’16. Basket-ball, ’15-’16. Captain, '16. Class Basketball, ,13-’14-,15-’16. Captain, ’15-16. Football, ’15. Class Secretary, ’13-’14. Class President, ’15-’16. Associate Editor ’’Tatler,” ’15. EDWARD MORROW, Vice-President— “Red” Pushmataha. Class Vice-President, ’15-’16. LEON SOTIER. Secy-Treas.— “Dutch” Kanawha. We are “tippy”—All who did not buy ‘'Tatlers.” The lips of the wise disperse knowledge.—Juniors. Out of his nostrils goeth forth smoke.—Marion Basse. I stand up in the assembly room and cry for help.—Schmoeller. Children of an idle brain.—Wm. Munger and Lucille Osborn. He was a man of unbounded stomach.—Robert Kelsey. 289 EARL ARMOUR— “Professor” Kanawha. MERRITT BAILEY— “Girlie” Pushmataha. MARIE BOYD— “Bashful” lllini. LILLIAN BRECHT— “Sue set” Kanawaha. FRANK DODGE— “Doggie” Pushmataha. Football, ’15. Class Basketball, ’16. Basketball, 16. U. A. MAE FAULSTICH— “May” Pushmataha. Miss Lowry (in English)—“Oscar, what is a paraphrase?” Oscar—“Well, some people chew it for gum.” Mr. Haight (in Astronomy Class)— “'" hat is the shape of the earth:” Student—“Round.” Mr. Haight—“How do you know that it is round?” Student—“All right; it’s square, then. I don’t want to start any argument about it.” 29ALLYN GASKINS— “Oaiiy" Pushmataha. Class Secretary, ’15. CHARLES GILLHAM— “Fatima” Pushmataha. ELEANOR JUN— “Norah” Illini. SAMUEL LINDLEY— “Race Hobs" Illini. Vice-President, ’15. MARY McPHILLIPS— “Gabble” Pushmataha. Girls’ Basketball, ’14-’15-16. Junior Play, ’15. Junior Play Com., 15. U. A. HERBERT MUELLER— “Habbie” Kanawha. Captain Debating Team, ’16. Debate, ’15-’16. Class Basketball, ’13-’14-’15. A mighty mouth hath he. —William Mtinger. A 07C' I lay me down to rest Looking to to-morrozvs test, If I should die before I wake, Then I'll have no test to take. 30MART PETERS— “Pete” Illini. “Jubilant Jubilee,” ’16. ELIZABETH ROBINSON— “Jack” Illini. IDA RUBINSTEIN— “Economy” Illini. CECIL STAHL— “Stall” Pushmataha. MINERVA WHITLOCK— “Nervy” Pushmataha. REID YOUNG— “Skinny” Kanawha. Deac (in 4 Chemistry)—“Ida, which would you use—iron or zinc, in making hydrogen for balloon?” Ida—“Iron.” Deac—“Why?” Ida liubenstein—“It's cheaper.” Crawford (in 3 English)—“When Mrs. Noah boarded the ark, after considerable difficulty, she ‘beat up’ Mr. Noah.” 31June Class, 1917. ARTHUR SCHMO ELLER “Wop” President “I dearly love to publish books, I think it‘s worlds of fun, I hope I flunk this year, so I Can write another one.” ROSS SHERWOOD “Sclirieve” Vice-President Who of the girls can e’er resist This handsome, dashing youth? Yet Beulah is the favored one If we should tell the truth. HELEN KAUFFMAN “Sally” Secretary and Treasurer Helen is a winsome lass, To this fact all agree, You’ll travel far before you’ll find Another sweet as she. 34 VERNA ANDREWS “Andy” In Cicero class she triumphs, In Physics class the same; And nothing stands between her, And a life of greatest fame. GEORGE BENNES “Simon” “A clever lad indeed,” you’ll say, When thru this book you glance; For George is surely great in art, His fame is not by chance. WALTER BENSINGER “Walt” He’s very quiet here in school, But when he’s on the field His youth and vigor held in check Are forcibly revealed. JOHN BEAIR “Jonathan” He’s large in stature, large in brain. Now what more would you ask? Since John has such good qualities. He ne’er neglects a task. ROBERT BURNS “Bob” Bob’s going to be a lawyer. But talking’s not his forte, For there’s not a girl in High School That we can make him court. LUCY CALAUE “Loose” She is always willing to help you, In anything she knows— From Physics, the most difficult. To easy (?) Batin prose. Condemn the fault and not the actor of it. A skirmish of wit. —Ferneta Bierbaum. 35GRACE CONNER LET “Grade” Grace is fond of Chemistry, And studies with a will. She’s very reckless tho’ in Lab.. And owes a monstrous bill. DORIS COTLE “Colls” I’m trying hard to graduate; If ever I get thru, I’ll be so glad to leave this place I don’t know what I’ll do! GEORGE CRAWFORD “Jake” Now George is a studious lad, Who does all his wrork with a will; He never finds time to be bad, For he has no time to kill. CYRUS DANIEL “Cy” This marvelous musician. Of delving disposition, sprinkles his work with fun, From dawn ’till setting sun. HAZEL DAUBMAN “Shipman” Some one living in Shipman, Fair Hazel would love to see; If he were with her at A. H. S. How happy she would be. MART DAWSON “Love” I used to hate the Physics Lab., And wish September, June. But now I dearly the place And leave it all too soon. Three very good axioms for a Freshman: One ounce of study is worth a pound of excuses. It is a wise Freshie zvho knows composition, after it is corrected. To flunk is human, to pass divine. 36f CLEMENT DEEDS “Dago” Clement is a man of “Deeds,” He’s busy all the day. Yet stops to be a man of “words” When ladies pass his way. DOROTHY EWAN “Dot” “Dot’s” a quiet and winning lass; One of the best girls in our class. In conquering lessons one by one, Many a victory has she won. ELEANOR FINDLEY “Norah” Eleanor knows just how to play In a very pleasing way. Notes don’t bother her a mite, At first glance she reads them right. GLADYS GATES “Gatie” Just how fast Gladys’ tongue can go, We don’t pretend to say. We only know she uses it. On each and every day. CLINTON GENT “Pewei” He won his “A” in football, Richly deserved it, too, If Clinton Gent should quit the team I don’t know what we’d do. HELEN GEYER “Venui II” Oh, how the “M. E.” choir has grown! No wonder this is so; For when she asks the boys to come Somehow, they can’t say “no.” “Sculpiono” cleans, scours and polishes. Better than Dutch Cleanser.—Wm. Kolb. 37NINA OOUDI1 “An-na-tanomy" This darling little lass Just sweet sixteen. Has the prettiest dimples You've ever seen. ALICE HALTON “Brown-eyes’' She’s quite reserved in school time. Her mind it NEVER strays. If she doesn’t get her lessons It’s not because she plays. CLAEA HAUSER “Bed” "I don't quite understand The ways of this old school. So 1 try to be real quiet And I’m sure I’ll break no rule." ERWIN HEBNEB “Dutch” Everybody’s fond of “Dutch.” You can’t blame them very much. For he’s always full of fun, Cracking jokes with everyone. DOROTHY HORTON “Emmy” I’m very fond of Alton High, For here is where I met with Joe; And don’t you think that that’s enough To make me say U. A. is slow? AZELDA HUNT “I like to play in seven sharps, That’s such an easy key,” You’ll often hear Azelda say— She’s sharp herself, you see. Girl—“Mr. Metz, why did you take off 5 on this question?’ Metz — “Because you haven’t the right figure.” Girl (sobbing)—“But I can’t help that.” 38% HARRIET HYNDMAN “Skeet” Harriet is a tiny maid Full of laughter and of wit; In whate’er she’s done or said She has always made a hit. JESSIE JAMESON “J. J.” Jessie loves to help Those less strong than she, So she’s loved by ev’ry one As all would like to be. ALVA JOESTINO “Aik” If for each bit of knowledge, A wrinkle there should be; How wrinkled, oh how wrinkled, Poor Alva’s face would be! ROBERT KELSEY “Bob” As business manager this year Bob surely plays his part, We know our finances will be Correct, right from the start. ALMA KOCH “Al” Alma does in German excel Her translations they are quite swell, So we will collect a fine big purse And send her to Germany to be a nurse. ELMER KOCH “Kochie” Elmer is a fine debater, A credit to Alton High. We’re sure to hear from him later For fame cannot pass him by. Who chooscth me gaincth what men desire.—Georgia Patterson. Not in the roll of the common herd. —Perley Gaddis. 39WILLIAM KRUSE “Bill” A grass blade is my war-like lance, A rose leaf is my shield, Beams of the sun are everywhere My chargers for the field. HENRY LENHARDT “Pinkie” Ilis magic tricks have helped us much In publishing this book. His poems, too, are present here. At which you’re sure to look. JESSIE LOWDER “Louder” Jessie delights in teasing Bob, Or telling Clinton some funny Joke. She’s also known for her lovely voice. Of which let all take note. HARRY LUES “Liver” He starts out in the morning. Before the rising sun, And kills the pretty wild things With his old breech-loading gun. EDITH MATHER “Duff” Edith's lair to look upon, And so are all her grades; In fact, in viewing them at times, Her color slowly fades. WILHELMINA MECtOWEN “Pine” Willie’s hair is very straight, But she wouldn’t fur- and fool, And stay up half the night To fix a curl for school. “I cannot find one wise man among yon."—“B. C." to 16 Class. A cither have I written these things, that it should be done so unto me. —Compiler of “Tatlcr” Quotations. 40WILBERT METZOEB “Rip Van” Wilbert doesn’t like the girls, “Such horrid things with all their curls," He’d sooner work Arithmetic Or comb his hair down very slick. HELEN MILLER “Shorty” This nnss so slow, but steady; Studies with all her might. When called upon she is ready Her lesson to recite. HELEN MITCHELL “Bed” This girl has brighter hair Than anyone in her class. But brighter still are the thoughts Which through her mind do pass. THELMA NUNN “Ma” Thelma evidently thinks She does us all surpass; But 1 am sure it merely is Just in her weight or mass. MARGARET O'DONNELL “Marge” Margaret loves to help her friends On every occasion; When scolded for the aid she lends, This is her explanation. SPENCER OEIN “Spence” The bright young man called “Spence" With study will never dispense; Nor was he ever known to cheat. Or in golf or tennis to be beat. Interpretation will misquote our looks.—Tatler Pictures. “As the door turneth upon its hinges so does the slothful upon his bed ” 41JAMES PARKER “Jinx” Jim runs so fast in track each night, I jump up from my seat To see if he by hook or crook, Has wings upon his feet. GEORGIA PATTERSON “George” This sweet little maid, With curly brown hair, Is never burdened, With books or with care. LAVERNA RUDDY “Vernie” She’s very small and light complected, And as everyone knows she’s quite affected, She rises at six, this LITTLE girl, So that she’ll have time her hair to curl. HERMAN SCHALLER “Stub” Herman’s friends are numbered Not by a ten or a score, For they are, at least, a hundred. And then perhaps still more. OSCAR SCHOEFFLER “Ock” In everything he undertakes, Success does crown his work. In Algebra or G’ometry, He never tries to shirk. EDWIN SCHWEICKHARDT “Windy” Altho’ his name is very long. In stature he’s not tall; He has no peer in this whole world In knowing how to “stall.” Forbes—“Something smells.” Mr. Oertli—“That's your imagination.” Forbes—“No, my imagination does not smell.” 42CHARLES SMITH “Smitty" Charles is by fate a carpenter, And not a man of knowledge, For if Latin is a requisite. He’ll never get to college. LEO STURGEON “Patrick Henry” Leo’s a fine ball player, A crack debater, too; We haven’t time to number The things that he can do. HELEN VAHLE “Hercules II” She doesn’t study very much; But I have heard it said, She dearly loves to sweep the floor Or bake her mother’s bread. WILLARD WATERS “Hard Water” “I tell you, school is tough, And it’s mighty hard to get The grades that ‘dad’ wants me to have, For things just won’t stay set. HORACE WESTON “Felix” Horace, we know, is destined by fate Some day to be great; For with genius and mind of such size. How could he then be otherwise? HELEN WILKINSON “Wilkie” She’s a puzzle to Mr. Metz, With her vacant, absent stare; It’s there when she knows the lesson. It’s there when she doesn’t care. “I uster be good onct:' —Arthur Horn. The only original physics faker. —Wilfred Gates. 43February Class, 1918. HAROLD STAMPS, President “Cookie” Harold’s quite an athlete, A hurdler tine is he; Without him in the class track meet, Where would we Juniors be? CHARLES OEHLER, Vice-President “Dutch” Since ‘‘Dutch’s’’ girl has gone away He studies day and night; If some one doesn't stop him soon He’ll he unearthly bright. KATHERINE KOCH, Secretary “Katie” They say she’ll take the honors Of the February class. For she always has her lessons And her grades none can surpass. CARLINE GOUDIE, Treasurer “Car-line” Though not a great prattler. She is a great writer; Her work on the “Tatler,” Could scarcely be brighter. JOHN BAILEY “Johnnie” His face is of the Roman mold, His heart is gentle, kind and true; Ambition’s call or weight of gold Will never make him false to you. VERNON CHIDES. “Big Boy” As a splendid player in football. In basket ball the same, This lad of whom our class is proud Has won his way to fame. MARION BUSSE “Strings” The “Tatler” is indebted To Busse. tall and slim; These drawings show his genius, We all do envy him.BICHARD CLAYTON “Dick” This lover of baseball sport. Can either “catch” or “pitch,” And play a hard and tiresome game Without a single hitch. NINA CORBETT “Betty” Altho’ she’s very quiet, She studies with a will; She always has her lessons And has no “time to kill.” EDITH CULP “Snooks” Edith’s very fond of sweets, And dearly loves to bake; But fairly hates the subjects Her mamma makes her take. CICELY EVANS “English” She is often heard to say, "That is not the English way,” Nor remembers that to-day She’s from England far away. ELINOR FLAGG “Norah” Elinor’s a quiet girl, And good as she can be; She’s first to help in everything, A friend worth while is she. CHARLES FORBES “Infant” Mike says “Charles is such a dear!” And if she don’t know, who does? For the telephone line between them Is always on the buzz. Hallelujah, Vm a hobo! Hallelujah, Vm thin; Hallelujah, give us a handout And revive us again. —Jailbird Chorus. 45LEONE OIBERSON “Lonie” Patter, patter, hear her feet. Across the assembly floor; Now she’s talking, now she’s giggling; Never such was seen before. ADALINE GILL “Addle” The height of my ambition. Is to gain a fine position High in the branches of a tree Which is called “Society.” MABEL HENTHORN “Mabs” She’s made a “hit” at Alton High, ’Tis easy that to see; For even our Editor’s fond of her; That’s “POPULARITY.” LAZELL KESSSINOER “Sally” I’m glad that I have lots of hair; It must be hard these days. To dress the little some girls have In all the latest ways. VELMA KEYSER “Shorty” She’s as quiet as a mouse. As she goes across in school, Always tries to do her best And never breaks the golden rule. MILDRED LINFOGLE “Millie” Singing, singing, singing Onward thru life she goes; Always humming some popular song Or a rag from the Hippodrome. Who think too little and talk too tn uch.—S' ophomo res. 46MORRIS MAYPORD “Wumpus” This little (?) boy called “Wumpus,” On the football field raised a rumpus; His opponents just fell in their traces When he made such funny faces. CAXLA MEYERS “Cal” Every day she walks the floor. With that broad and patient smile; She makes “Deac’s” cheeks turn rosy red As she prances down the aisle. EARL OSBORN “Curly” Earl’s so very popular, He’s always on the go; There’s no girl sees him but concludes He’d make a dandy beau. HENRY PACE “Hank” In History he does delight, In English he is great, Hut Physics Lab.—quite safe to say— Has surely sealed his fate. MARGARET RUEBEL “Reed;;” Margaret is a perfect "dear,” And also dark complected; In all her ways you plainly see She’s not a bit affected. CLIFFORD RICHARDS “Tickle” He sees a joke in everything. From nine 'till half-past three, And when he gets the slightest chance He laughs with greatest glee. Mr. Haight—“How did the Norsemen get into France?” Pupil—‘‘I don’t know.” Mr. H.—“Well, they didn’t have trains or automobiles.” Pupil—‘‘But they might have had a Ford.” Mr. H.—‘‘Yes, they had to ford nearly every stream they came to.” 47 vHELEN RINTOUL “Beam" A giggle, and then a silence: And we know by her merry eyes She is plotting1 and planning in secret, A wonderful surprise. NORMA SCRIBNER “Scribby” Things worry Norma ’most to death Yet—very strange to say— The things that worry her the most End in a pleasing way. WILMA WEBB “Bill” "The best part of education,” Pays Wilma with great animation; MTs having the wonderful chance To star in ‘The Bachelor’s Romance.’ ' RUTH WEBER “Ruthie” She’s quite at home in Latin, She never has to bluff; For “Ruthie” from experience Has learned to dig enough. MART BELLE WIMBER “Sadie” Altho’ in stature she is small. She makes her presence known to all, If perchance a muffled (?) joke you heal Vou may safely guess that she is near. WALTER YACXEL “Walla” Unusually quiet. Unusually bright In everything he undertakes He is usually right. Full many a lady I've eyed with best regard.—Earl Osborn. To throw away the dearest thing he owned, as 'twere a careless trifle. —Ain't no sich Animal. 48June Class, 1918. OFFICERS Leland Winkler - President Ward Dale .... Vice-President Carrie Dependahl ... Secretary Harold Wright ... Treasurer Nelson Caldwell, Vern Miller, Leland Smith, Alice Nixon Grace Miller, Glen Rankin, Wilford Queen, Archie Riehl, Gertrude Luer Loretta Jun, Paul Kopp, Mabel Lorch, Francis Manning Albert Mozier, Margaret Johnston, Charles Lamothe, Mamie Melling, Clement Meriwether 50William Brandeweide, Amos Kirchoff, Margaret Campbell, Edwin Stillwell Ward Dale, Carrie Dependahl, James Chiles, Maymie Collins, Katharine Gratian Viola Voss, Norma Riehl, Harriet Rumsey, Flora Rust Harley Caywood, Helen Rose, Thula Mathus, Tess Smith, Roy Winchester "Junior Plax practice is ‘war’ when it coincth on Wednesday night.”— Basse. “Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face.”—Clayton H. Houts. 51 February Class, 1919. OFFICERS John Bauer Roland Brownhill Edith Challacombe - President Vice-President Secretary-T reasurer Elsie Barnhart, Gerald Gould. Emma Sawyer, Morris Rintoul Maud Rust, Charles Black, Margaret Rogerson, William Munger, Edna McClure Jesse Laird, Gladys Garstang, Harold Wright, Willard Kamp Charles Halsey, Perley Gaddis, Alberta Brown, Anna After, Robert Paul 52June Class, 1919. OFFICERS Manley Winkler ... President Gertrude Horn ... Vice-President Helen Keller - - - Secretary Hugh Kauffman - Treasurer Edwin Cox, Helen Pahrig, Lena Fischer, Harold Chappell Emma Harris, Josephine Gascho, Edna Bailey, Ruth Dale, Helen Goudie Gertrude Horn, Lucille Wright, Eugenia Joesting, Helen Keller Jack Hind, Helen Miller, Gladys Nixon, Hugh Kauffmann 54Margaret Zeltman, Leslie Yungck Olga Schoeffler, Lillian Wutzler, Elsie Schmoeller, Helen Shrigley Lucille Osborn, Dancey Smith, Bertha Schippert Harold Stafford, Mary Russell, Ben Vine, Manley Winkler, Edith Nitsche ■g Josephine Templeton, Edith Challacombe Jesse Weller, Dorothy Will, Emil Kehr, Loraine StampsFebruary Class, 1920. Helen Pfeiffer Harold Hart Earl Trent mel OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer Thelma Steck, Wilber Halsey Mildred Lehne, Harold Hurt. Helen Pfeiffer, Rose Rice Viola Bierbaum, Robert Goulding, Mildred Ash, Louis Stiritz Anna Cobeck, Irwin Green, Elizabeth Chiles, Clarence Bensinger, Ferneta Bierbaum.Ralph Wilhelm, Leon Tenis Mildred Wenzel, Evelyn Nicolet, Lester Parker Edward Levis, Lillian Kolb, Helen Corbett, Philip Jacoby Verena Flach, Raymond Henderson, Velma Deeds, Charles Luft, Violet Graff “So faithful in love."—“Nellie" Alegowen. “livery man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends."—Henry Ward Beecher. “When a man begins to study he begins to grow."—Better Iowa. 57Scenes Janitor. Conch from, Pu-i con'd llitjht Gur Is! On Si Pat's Sirthdatj Tnt "LprestlersGordon Green, Raymond Wenzel, Ava Karas, Lester Culp Irma Hecker, Kathrvne Pates, Roy Deem, Bernice Williamson, Ida Benish Upper Alton Sophomores. Mary Seely, Nina Herrick, Evelyn Morris, Mary Allen Mahala Wachter, Edward Ohnsorg, Martin Hile, Joseph Clyne, Sophia Hull Upper Alton Freshmen. Archie Stahl, Eunice Todd, Neil Travis Martha Williams, Harry Howell, Harry Worden, Helen WyckoffFlorence Mumford, Beatrice Welch Israel Streeper, Dewey Bradley, Lola Windsor, Charles Wightman Vernon Dehner, Susie Slocum, Ross Milford Thelma Schmerge, Gladys McReynolds, Viola Luer, Adele Hildebrand Theodore Franke, Myrtle Heinemann, Edmond Hord, Ruth Flory Theo Boyd, Irwin Dinges, Eva Everson, Mark Maley, Mary ElbleRecognition Honors Arthur Horn, ’16. —Kanawha; Trio; Orchestra; Junior Play, T4; Class Vice-President, '12, ’13; Class President, T4, T5, ’16; Class Day Program, T6. Joseph Dronigoole.—Kanawha; President, ’15; Sodalitas Latina; Debate, ’16; Chairman Athletic Petition Committee; Editor-in-Chief “Tatler,” ’15; Band Master, ’14; Extempore Representative at Southern Illinois Conference, ’14, ‘15, ’16; Champaign, ’14, ’15; “Jubilant Jubilee,” T6; A. H. S. Boys’ Quartette; Chairman Junior Play Committee, ’15; Junior Play, ’15; Class Trade, ’14, 15; Class Basketball, T5. T6; Class Vice-President; Assistant Manager Football, ’15; Chairman Class Day Program, ’16. William Kolb.—Kanawha; President, T6; Art Editor “Tatler,” ’15; Junior Play, ’15; “Jubilant Jubilee,” ’16; A. H. S. Boys’ Quartette; Manager Debating Team, ’16; High School Band, ’14; Class Day Program; Oratorical Representative to the Southern Illinois Conference, ’16. Carl Megowen.—Pushmataha; Vice-Persident, ’15; Captain Class Track ’15; Class Basketball, ’15. ’16; Basketball, T6; Junior Play, 15; U. A. Class President, 13, ’14; Circulation Manager “Tatler,” ’15; Class President, T6. Edward Meriwether.—Pushmataha; President, ’16; Captain Debating Team, ’16; Junior Play. ’15; Advertising Manager “Tatler,” ’15; Class Treasurer, T6. arren Tipton.—Pushmataha; President, ’15; Sodalitas Latina; Class Treasurer, '13, '14. '15; Class Track, ’14, ’15; Class Basketball. ’15; Track, '15; Patrons’ Night. ’16; Basketball, T6; Football. T4; Representative Piasa Quill, ’12; Junior Play, ’15; Business Manager “Tatler.” '15; Class Day Program Committee. 63SECOND SEMESTER. 1914-15. Requirements: 4-2 Coultas, Cecile Dawson, Lucille Walter, Eugene High Honor No grade below Excellent, 92, and no demerits. 4-1 Goudie, Marian 2-2 Daniel, Cyrus 2-1 Dependable, Carrie Honor Requirements: No grade below 85 in four regular subjects and not more than three demerits. Bauer, Clara Browne, Marjorie Browning, Blanche Caywood, Mary Eunice Daniel, Edith Gissler, Ulla Hile, Marguerite Goudie, Mildred Hochstuhl, Eugene Maddock, Elizabeth Schaperkotter, Elsa 3-1 Mueller, Herbert 4-2 Hurlbutt, Gould Landon, Ralph Maley, Mary Mawdsley, Eleanor Rose, Florence Snyder, Harry Stamper, Charlotte 4-1 Horn, Arthur Twing, Alice 3-2 Megowen, Carl Andrews, Verna Calame, Lucy Goudie, Nina Joesting, Alva Evans, Cicely Goudie, Carline Nunn, Thelma Olin, Spencer Schmoeller, Arthur Weston, Horace 2-1 Wimber, Mary Belle1-2 Benish, Ida Meriwether, Clement Collins, Mamie Rose, Helen Green, Gordon Rumsey, Harriet Hile, Martin Stillwell, Edwin Karns, Ava Williamson, Bernice Luer, Gertrude Winkler, Leland Wright, Harold 1-1 Garstang, Gladys FIRST SEMESTER 1915-16 High Honor Colonius, Wallace Dressier, John 3- 1 Andrews, Verna 2-2 Dependahl, Carrie. Honor. 4- 2 Goudie Marian Hochstuhl, Eugene Horn, Arthur. Bratfisch, Ray Dormann, Hedwig Gascho, Hazel Gent, Cleda George. Helen Maddock, Elizabeth 4-1 Mathie, Florence Maxeiner, Henrietta Megowen, Carl Nicolet, Adele Schaperkotter, Elsa Tipton, Warren Unterbrink, Lucille. Armour, Earl 3-2 Mueller, Herbert Calame, Lucy Daniel, Cyrus Ewan, Dorothy Gates, Gladys 3-1 Goudie, Nina Joesting, Alva Lowder, Jessie Patterson, Georgia Sturgeon, Leo Evans, Cicely 2-2 Goudie, Carline Benish, Ida Hile, Martin Jun, Lauretta Karns, Ava Lobbig, Viola 2—1 Meriwether, Clement Seely, Mary Voss, Viola Williamson, Bernice Winchester, Roy Winkler, Leland 1-2 Phillips John Flory, Ruth Goudie, Helen Hind, jack Horn, Gertrude Keller, Helen 1-1 Luer, Viola Rich, Hilda Russell, Mary Windsor, Lola Wyckoff, Helen Zeltmann, Margaretha.FOOTBALL. J. Parker, Captain W. Gates H. Stamps, Captain-elect E. Lemen G. Braun M. Mayford H. Chappell C. Oehler V. Chiles H. Schaefer F. Dodge H. Trout C. Gent L. Winkler S. Lindley BASKETBALL. W. Gates, Captain F. Dodge R. Clayton, Captain-elect C. Megowen G. Braun J. Parker M. Busse W. Tipton. TRACK. Parker DEBATE. H. Mueller, Captain E. Meriwether, Captain E. Koch L. Sturgeon W. Stafford J. Droomgoole EXTEMPORE. J. Dromgoole 0. Schoeffler ORATION. W. Kolb Tatler goes to Press before County Meet, so that we are unable to publish com-plete list. 6(5'I'jiTAf.BTj'.1 ■■ ' m,'.D:,T.i»'fn'rintiii't-ii»ijt1 BOOK TWO football Saakrtball Cttlaaa AtlfUttra Atlfbtira u jtt- LoniZLcttntj. Sa.ll Saua-d.. Cookie. Joe. flashing the Cun' tar. LoneFootball Team The football team of T5 was extremely fortunate in having as their captain one of the finest centers in this part of the State. Parker’s experience was invaluable to the players and himself in meeting the extraordinary conditions which prevailed throughout the season. He played a good, steady game and gave A. 11. S. the best football that was in him. Should “Jim” return next year, our opponents would do well to watch him. Stamps was not a fake grandstand star, hut contented himself by always playing a reliable, steady game at left half. He was a swift, sure tackier and was specially successful in breaking up forward passes. Under “Cookie’s” able leadership, the team of 1916 should establish a record of successes which shall go ringing down the corridors of Time with those of many other football heroes. 69“Tanglefoot”! “Who is he?” Why, he is the fellow for whom forward passes were invented. He just “gobbled them up”; in fact, he ate one every morning for breakfast to keep in practice, lie played a praiseworthy game at right end, even if he did get his feet tangled once in a while. Braun was a regular speed demon and a thorn in the side of many an opposing team. Although discouraged at the beginning of the season, he finally decided that “Bud” could make the team, and make it he did. Chappell was a specialist in speed and breaking up forward passes. He played a good game at guard and his weight and determination were always important factors in the game. Harold still has several more years to play and, with his ever-increasing speed and weight, should develop into a star for Alton. Although it was only his first year out, “Big Boy” proved that even comparatively new material could be developed to play real football. Chiles was one of our best line men and a big stone wall in the path of many opponents. Next year the “Old Rock of Chicka-mauga” will give many good players a merry race for a position on the ’16 team. 70Dodge, with whom football is hereditary, played his position as pilot of the ’15 machine with the ease of a veteran. “Doggie” was always the objective of any rough playing on the part of our opponents. 1 Le always ‘ kept his head ’ ’ and displayed remarkable skill in guiding the team through its many tight places. Dodge readily deserves the title—“One of the best quarter-backs that ever wore the ruby red and silver grey.” “Bub” was little, but if he lacked “beef” he certainly made up for it with his nerve, lie was greased lightning personified. Gates always put up a plucky fight and seemed to wiggle through almost any hole in the opponents’ line, regardless of its size. Gates was a jolly good fellow and worked with both coach and teammates without a hitch. Probably the smallest and lightest man on the team was Gent. However, that didn’t make any difference to him ; he worked all the harder and put everything he had into the play. After the best game of the season (East St. Louis'), the East Side coach asked for an introduction to Gent, whom he thought was the best player in both teams. 71Lemen, as “general utility man” for the 1916 team, had one of the hardest jobs on the field. He played successfully at quarter, half and end. Whenever a change was made, “Doc” changed without hesitating, lie did his best for the school and certainly deserved a letter. “Race Hoss” certainly did plow-through the line when playing fullback and held like a stone wall when in the line. Whenever anyone made a mistake he excused everybody but himself. He has another year to play, so that Alton will hear from him again. Probably one of the heaviest and fastest players on the team was May-ford. “Wampus” always played a good clean game and put everything into it. When he played against an extra strong tackle he scared him half to death with his many funny faces. Morris should assist materially next year with his ever-increasing speed and weight. 72Handicapped by ill health, Oehler was unable to return to his own form of game displayed last year. Dutch was a fellow, though, who could always be depended upon in a tight place and invariably opened a hole big enough to move a house through it. lie will be with us for several years yet, so that with past experience and good hard work he should become a good back-field man. The position at right half was held down the greater part of the year by Schaefer, who played a fast, clean game. “Dosie” was a “scrapper” in every sense of the word and when he hit somebody they usually became aware of that fact, lie is built for football, and if he returns next year he is going to make our opponents “sit up and take notice.” “Shorty” played better football while playing defensive full than when he played left half. He is short and heavy, so that whenever Alton wanted several yards Harry was called upon. Ducking his head to avoid the rush, he Avould sail into the bunch and presently be seen running fo all he was worth toward the opponents’ goal. How he got through that line always will be a mystery to everyone but Trout. 73“Weine” came out this year for the first time, hardly expecting to play on the first team. Hard, fast playing won the position at right end which he readily deserved. He will be an excellent man to take Braun’s place, and we have every reason to expect him to play much better football next year than he played this year. Coach Houts tried hard to develop a winning team, but, because of some misunderstanding, he met a little opposition from the players, which was in part the reason for an unsuccessful year. When given a freer hand toward the end of the season, and using a new method, the results were noticeably better. This is Houts’ last year as coach of football, as the new physical culture instructor, Mr. Clamertsfelder, has been given full charge of all forms of athletics. A oa i was six hundred years old before lie knew how to build an ark. Don't lose your grip."—Elbert Hubbard. “A lover and a lusty bachelor."—“Deac.” “And sweetly can dispute, In the heavenly matters of theology."—Herbert Mueller. 74The 1915 Football Season After four days of practice. Oct. 2, Alton met Whitehall on W. M. A. field. Our boys were outweighed and handicapped by loss of Quarterback Dodge, w'ho wras laid out in the first quarter, but the boys played the game wdth snap and “pep" so characteristic of the regular Alton team. They w-ere obliged, however, to take the smaller end of a 7-0 score. Or. Oct. 23, Alton journeyed to St. Louis to meet McKinley, the interscholastic champions. LTpon our arrival, our boys w'ere treated to a real ( ?) “feed.” In the afternoon they returned the compliment by allowing the “Mound City” boys to wrin to the tune of 94-0. The feature of the game occurred in the fourth quarter when “Troutie” gathered in a forward pass and raced seventy-five yards only to be downed one yard from goal. A week later General Houts led the Alton forces in an attack upon our rival, Edwardsville. In the afternoon, under the able leadership of Captain Parker, the boys attacked the enemy's lines but because of superior artillery in the form of a heavy backfield, were unable to make appreciable gains. We retired with 7 prisoners and 13 w’ounded. Score 7-13. Perhaps Edwardsville deserved the victory, but in the interests of good sportsmanship they could have given Alton a fairer deal and yet have won. More might be said, but suffice to say that athletic relations have been severed, for the present at least, as a result of the treatment. On Nov. 6, Alton played one of the best games of the season 'gainst East St. Louis High. The way in which Alton "sailed into them” would make the great battles of Europe insignificant in comparison. The game wras a succession of perfect forward passes, brilliant end runs while the line held like a stone wall. After three quarters of scoreless playing East St. Louis got the ball on a blocked punt and tallied the only points of the game. Score, 6-0. The following Saturday, Alton stopped at Carlinville long enough to receive the small end of 13-6. Alton, though outweighed, lacked the “pep” displayed in the East St. Louis game. Carlinville was met and vanquished November 20. Score 9-3. Alton “sailed into them” from the start and even with several substitutes wno played the first half and demonstrated their abilities for ’16 football, we were able to keep them from crossing the 35-yard line. 75Although not marked by any “grandstand” playing, the fellows played a good clean game and certainly deserved to win. The last game of the season was played against Western second team. Although they had defeated us in practice games, Alton showed Western how to play good, clean football. The first half Alton carried the ball to Western's five-yard line almost at will, but could never make their weight felt sufficiently enough to cross the opponent’s goal. In the second quarter Alton scored a touchback. The second half Western's superior weight and experience began to tell. The ball see-sawed back and forth across the field, Western having a little the better of it. Finally near the close of the game they drop-kicked from the fifteen yard line. Alton was unable to score again. Score 3-2. A winning team is invariably a good one, but it does not follow that our team, which won very few games, was not a good team. When, howeve -, we take into consideration the facts, that the team got a late start because the “Board” did not definitely decide to finance athletics until the season was several weeks old; that the scores, with the exception of the McKinley game, were all close; that only two football “A” men returned and the team had to be chosen from comparatively new material; and, finally, that the team was one of the lightest in the history of A. H. S. football, the season of 1915 can readily be called a success. The team officially disbanded on January 13, 1916, with one of the finest banquets ever set before a team. The “board” was plentifully heaped with the season's delicacies of which all heartily partook. After numerous speeches from the members of the team, coach and cheer leader, the boys retreated to the parlor where they were treated to some ragtime by the various musicians. When all were thoroughly satisfied, and after transacting the usual business, the team disbanded to meet next September under their newly elected captain, Harold Stamps, as “The scrappiest little team that ever wore the Ruby Red and Silver Cray.” “If ignorance were bliss, some of us would be so happy we should choke.”—Bay State Magazine. Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.”—Mark Twain. 'A man is himself plus the books he reads.”—Dr. Cadman. 70F10. Rush Before Qfter. Jimmie o.ntf tfte. Coach iVtiod a. th.u.nk. it. A.U.S. Lined lip. A H. 5. Squad. Zne Brickfield.High School Songs and Yells Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Alton! Alton! Alton! Leader. Who? Answer: Alton! Leader: Who? Answer: Alton! Leader: Who? Answer: Alton! Alton! Alton! Ker flip! Ker flop! Ker flip, flop, flam! Ker flip, flop, flippy, and a flip, flop, flam! Ker flaw, ker flaw! Get beat?? Naw! Alton! Alton! Rah! Rah! Rah! LOCOMOTIVE YELL. Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Alton! Alton! (Slowly.) Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Alton! Alton! (Faster.) Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Alton! Alton! (Very fast.) Hoe Potater! Hoe Potater! Half past Alligator! Ram! Bam! Bulligator! Sis! Boom! Bah! Alton High School! Rah! Rah! Rah! Allavevo! Allavivo! Allavevo! Vivo! Vum! Boom! Get a lot meet! Bigger than a track meet! Boom! Get a track meet! Bigger than a lot meet! Cannibal! Cannibal! Sis! Boom! Bah! Alton High School! Rah! Rah! Rah! Hulla-ba-ool-ya-ool-ya-oo! Hulla-ba-ool-ya-ool-ya-oo! Alton High School! Boom! Ba! Zoo! Alton High School! Boom! Ba! Zoo! THE CROW SONG. (1) There were three crows sat on a tree, Bully for Alton High! There were three crows sat on a tree, Bully for Alton High! There were three crows sat on a tree, Their hearts were filled with ecstasy. And they all flopped their wings and cried, Bully for Alton High! And they all flopped their wings and cried, Bully for Alton High! (2) Said one old crow unto his mate, Bully for Alton High! Said one old crow unto his mate, Bully for Alton High! Said one old crow unto his mate, Our track team can beat the State! And they all flapped their wings and cried, Bully for Alton High! Osk i! W o w! Wow! Skinny! Wow! Wow! Alton High School, Wow! EVER TO ALTON. See where the Alton banners fly, Hark to the sound of tramping feet. There is a host approaching nigh, Alton is marching up the street, Onward to victory again. Marching with drum-beat and with song, Hear the refrain as it thunders along. As it thunders along. Behold we come to view And wave our colors true Whose arms are strong, whose hearts are true Ever to Alton, Ever to Alton! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Team! Team! Team! 78Basketball Team 1916. Player Position W. Tipton_______________________________Center. R. Clayton______________________________Forward. F. Dodge-------------------------------Forward. M. Busse________________________________Forward. W. Gates (Captain)______________________Guard. J. Parker_______________________________Guard. C. Megowen______________________________Guard. G. Braun_______________________________Guard.’15-’16 Basketball Season At the beginning of the ’15-’16 basket-ball season the prospects for a successful year were indeed bright. After a series of very hotly contested interclass games, the team played their first game of the season with the Alton Division of the Naval Reserves. Although Alton played a clean, fast game, they were unable to shoot enough baskets because of the immense (?) bulk of their opponents. It may be of interest to note that two of the High School players played with the I. N. R. to make the game more interesting. Score 38—13. On the following Saturday, Alton played the fast Marissa team at the Y. M. C. A. “gym.” We got the short end of the score in the first half, but “came back” in that characteristic Alton way and “cleaned” them in the second half. The team work was good. Braun deserves credit for his splendid work. Score 26—17. Belleville was scheduled for Friday, but got “cold feet” and failed to appear. Granite City was given the surprise of their lives when, on January 22nd, they played Alton at the Y. M. C. A. Fully expecting a walkaway, they were rather surprised when Alton gave them “a race for their money,” and, although they did win, they worked hard for it. Dodge played a very spectacular and fast game. The following Wednesday, Alton played East St. Louis. Their team, or, rather, their center—who did all the work for the team— only had to stand on his tiptoes and drop the ball into the basket. Alton lacked team-work and was unable to shoot when a chance was given them. Determined to show G. ('. II. S. a real fight, the team journeyed to Granite City accompanied by a car full of noisy rooters. However, after the game started, it was the “same old story.” Superior teamwork, with the advantage of playing on their own floor, gave Granite a 44-13 victory. Alton fought to the last ball, but could not hold them. On the return trip the Alton sympathizers were allowed time enough to inspect the Federal Lead Company. After another special came from Granite, we proceeded homeward and we “didn’t get 81homo until morning.” (“Done” took several of his chemistry children home.) Tito second team defeated the Wood River team 36—8, February 12th. At no time was Alton in danger; but amused themselves shooting baskets. Jerseyville, Alton’s next victim, was defeated to the tune of 44 -28. Jorseyville put up a plucky fight the first half, but could not withstand the fast team-work displayed by Alton in the second. It was a good game which Alton certainly deserved to win. Confident that they would give some team a good race for the championship, Alton, accompanied by several rooters who traveled over as many different routes, left for Centralia, Illinois. Mt. Vernon was booked to defeat Alton, but, urged on by much cheering and singing on the part of the “travelers,” Alton plowed into them, and when the dust had cleared we were the victors. Score 36—19. It was at this stage that tin Alton rooters proudly marched in single fib' around the floor proudly bearing Mt. Vernon’s little black casket. This was something entirely new to the Southerners, who whooped for joy, and ever afterward the Altonians were favorites. Nashville, a team which was by far better than Granite, was too much for us, and, although Alton played hard to the last, we had to be satisfied with a 39—15 score. The best game of the season was played on February 10th, when Alton journey to Jerseyville High. Alton won easily. Score 29—18. Busse and Parker starred for Alton. W. M. A. played the last game with Alton. Our boys knew just as much about basket-ball as Western did, but a superfluous supply of beef gave them the advantage and victory. Score 44—20. Complete Record of Basketball Season 1915-1916. Date Opponent Score Team Score Place Dec. 23 Illinois Naval Reserves. 38 Alton 13 at Armory. Jan. 8 Marissa . 17 4 1 26 at Y. M. C. A. “ 22 Granite City 42 44 34 at Y. M. C. A. “ 26 East St. Louis _ 30 21 at Y. M. C. A. Feb. 4 Granite City . _ _ 44 13 at Granite City. 4 4 12 Jerseyville _ . 28 44 at Y. M. C. A. 4 4 25 Mt. Vernon..... . 19 4 4 36 at Centralia. 4 26 Nashville ... . . . _ 39 44 15 at Centralia. Mar. 10 Jerseyville .. . 18 4 4 29 at Jerseyville. “ 18 Western Military Academy 44 20 at W. M. A. Opponents, Total, 319 251 82Girls’ Basketball Teams When the T5-’16 basket-ball season opened, a large number of girls from each class came out for practice. Their interest and enthusiasm as first displayed continued throughout the season; in fact, the players were so faithful in appearing for practice that it was a problem for the coach to give every girl an opportunity to play. As no games were to be played with outside schools, it was decided to organize four teams, one for each of the classes, instead of one team to represent the High School. After many hotly contested games, the teams were chosen as follows: FRESHMEN. Elsie Schmoeller, F. ((’apt.) Verna Foreman, F. Anna Cobeck, C. Helen Miller, G. Margaret Walls, F. Marion Dines, G. JUNIORS. Alva Joesting, F. (Capt.) Mary Belle Wimber, F. Helen Kauffman, C. Harriett Hyndman, G. Anna Schwab, G. Jessie Jameson, G. SOPHOMORES. Ora Boland, F. Lillie Moyer, F. (Capt.) Gertrude Luer, F. Edna McClure, (’. Mabel Lorch, G. Ward Dale, G. Millicent Kundel, G. SENIORS. Elsa Kchaperkotte, F. (Capt.) Loretta 1 loll, F. Melba Green, C. Lucille Unterbrink, G. Margaret Schwab, G. Stella Milford, F. The girls entered the games determined to win, with the result that there were many “spills,” etc., much shrieking and cheering for their respective teams. The first evening the Seniors won from the Juniors and the Sophomores won from the Freshmen. The following Friday the Seniors won from the Sophomores and therefore the championship of the school. Although all teams played their hardest, the Seniors were noticeably the best team. They were well organized and won the championship through regular practice, excellent individual playing and consistent team-work. Miss Peck, the coach, certainly deserves credit for the interest she aroused among the girls and the successful showing made by the teams. S3Seniors. Juniors.Sophomores. Freshmen. Ki Mi -J| 4 v The Track Team, 1915. The team was undoubtedly one of the most remarkable and at the same time one of the most successful teams that ever wore the ruby red and silver grey. It was remarkable in that, with a comparatively poor start, they were able to develop into a team to win the championship of Madison County, and successful, inasmuch that Alton was able to place in every event. The members of the team who placed were: Captain Archie Megowen, lames Parker, Eugene Walter, Warren Tipton, Harold Stamps and Ralph Webb. Score: Alton, 33; Granite, 23; Collinsville, 22; W. M. A., 18. The victory w'as fittingly celebrated by one of the greatest bursts of school spirit ever witnessed in A. H. S. The students assembled at the Y. M. C. A. and then proceeded through the downtown district, solemly (?) bearing the caskets of Granite, Collinsville and Western. Amid a flow of oratory they wrere laid to rest, after which the entire assembly proceeded to Upper Alton to serenade Western. It was a jolly good time and a fitting celebration for such a well-earned victory. 88The Track Team 1916. On April 29, Tipton, Parker, Stamps and Megowen journeyed to Lebanon, 111., to compete in the Southern Illinois Interscholastic track meet. Megowen sprained his ankle while jumping and could not complete the finals. Stamps failed to place in the hurdles while Tipton, who won his heat in the “220,” got a bad start in the finals and failed to place. Jimmie Parker, one of the best distance runners in this part of the country, carried off a silver and gold medal. He won second in the half-mile and first in the mile. After a week of hard practice, Alton met Carlinville and Western in the annual triangular meet. This is not an alibi or a hard luck sob, but luck certainly was against us—our star high jumper out with a sprained ankle and our best man in the 100 yard dash stumbling at the start. The cause of our defeat cannot, however, be altogether laid here. 89YVe slightly overestimated our own strength and woefully underestimated that of Western. Parker took second in the high jump while Ohnsorg of U. A. took third. Tipton stumbled at the start and almost finished third with Dromgoole right behind him. In the pole vault we were treated to a pleasant break in the monotony of defeat by the excellent work of Ohnsorg. who took second. With practically no training he cleared the bar at ten feet in good form. Osborn jumped in hard luck and three times scraped the bar off after clearing it. Stamps took third in the “440" and although he took many chances of tiring himself for the hurdles, he ran a hard race. Our greatest disappointment came when Captain Parker lost first in the “mile" and the “half" in two of the closest races ever seen at Alton. Our weight men failed to place, but did the best they could. The “Tatler" will have gone to press before the annual county meet takes place, but it is indeed safe to say that with good, consistent practice, Alton will make a much better showing at Western on May 20, than they did before. Alton’s Entries for the 16 Madison County Meet: 100 Yard Dash—Tipton, Dromgoole, Trout. 220 Yard Dash—Trout, Tipton, Dromgoole. 440 Yard Dash—Stamps, Mayford. 880 Yard Dash—Parker, Zoll. Mile Run—Parker, Zoll. 220 Yard Hurdles—Stamps. High Jump—Megowen, Ohnsorg. Pole Vault—Ohnsorg, Stillwell, Megowen. Running Broad Jump—Tipton. Shot Put—Oehler, Ohnsorg. Discus—Lenten, Kolb. Relay—Dromgoole, Tipton, Stamps, Trout, Mayford. Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.—Mac Faulstich. When thou hast eaten and art full.—After Football “Feed. My heart is smitten.—“Bud" Chappell. I am poor and needy.—“Spenc” Olin. 90Lebanon - Opr-z.0- f) Close Race Parker leachny it ttlile at Lebanon- Ornsory - (koCut) Up P)t OouJcn. StampsBASKET-BALL. The first game of the series was played between the Juniors and Sophomores. Both teams were about evenly matched, but, true to “dope,” the Juniors won after a hard fast game. Score 16—12. Immediately afterward the Seniors won easily from the Freshmen, 54—11. The following day, the Freshmen, reinforced by a new “find,” played a much better game against the Juniors, but were unable to “stem the tide of our onslaughts.” Score 34—3. The Seniors were rather surprised when the Sophomores, also greatly strengthened, defeated them to the tune of 17—12. Fighting bravely against odds, the Freshmen lost their third game to the Sophomores. Supported by the loyal spirit of the classes of ’17, the Junior team slowly but surely fought their way to victory and the championship of Alton High School. Score 26—15. 'I'he members of the Junior team were: Gates, Captain; Parker, Dodge, Mueller, Osborn and Knight. TRACK. Because of the unfavorable weather conditions, the Inter-Class Track Meet was postponed until the end of the season. The “Tatler” will have gone to press, so that we are unable to state results. THE JUNIOR-SENIOR (?) FLAG RUSH. Unaware of the rule against class rushes, fights and the like, the Classes of ’17 challenged the Seniors to a flag rush. Preparations were made, and on the morning of November 16th the brown and gold flag of the Juniors was seen proudly floating in the breeze at the top of a large tree in the rear of the school. The Seniors failed to respond to the challenge and the flag remained unmolested until noon, when it was taken down by the Juniors. After proper explanation by Mr. Richardson, the classes agreed that hereafter the inter-class rivalry should be settled in the annual athletic contests. 92 Warren Tipton. Carl Megowen. Stella Milford. First Semester. Warren Tipton Carl Megowen Stella Milford Officers. President Vice-President Secretary Second Semester. Edward Meriwether Wilfred Gates Faye Davis Edward Meriwether. Wilfred Gates. Faye Davis.Pushmataha Verna Andrews George Austermann John Bailey Merritt Bailey Minnie Beiser Charles Black John Bockstruck Alberta Brown Verna Brueggemann Robert Burns Lucy Calame Sophia Calame Margaret Campbell Lucille Cartwright Edythe Challacombe Harley Caywood James Chiles Mildred Clevenger Grace Connerly Nina Corbett Ward Dale Hazel Daubman Faye Davis Mary Dawson Clement Deeds Frank Dodge Cicely Evans Mae Faulstich Elinor Flagg Ray Fredrickson Perley Gaddis Gladys Garstang Allyn Gaskins Gladys Gates Wilfred Gates Helen George Cleda Ghent Ethel Ghent Mildred Gifford Mark Goodman Grace Goodner Carline Goudie Nina Goudie Katharine Gratian Alice Halton Fred Hatfield Charles Halsey Clara Hauser Mabel Henthorn Leland Hoffman Dorothy Horton Harriet Hyndmann Jessie Jameson Alva Joesting Margaret Johnston Willard Kamp Robert Kelsey Lazell Kessinger Ellen Kittinger Alma Koch Elmer Koch Paul Kopp Alice Leese Mildred Linkogle Jessie Lowder Anna Lynn Edna McClure Beulah McDow Mary McPhillips Richard Martin Edith Mather Thula Mathus Walter Mawdsley Carl Megowen Wilhelmina Megowen Clement Meriwether Edward Meriwether Marie Meyers Stella Milford Verna Miller Edward Morrow William Munger Margaret O’Donnell James Parker Lelia Perrings Roma Reilley Archie Riehl Laverna Ruddy Margaret Ruebel Arthur Schmoeller Ross Sherwood Tess Smith Cecil Stahl Warren Tipton Ray Tomlinson Lucille Unterbrink Grace Walters Minerva Whitlock Helen Wilkinson Leland Winkler i)5Marion Busse. Samuel Lindley. Helen Kauffman Officers. First Semester. Marion Busse President Samuel Lindley Vice-President Elizabeth Wade Secretary Helen Kauffmann, Pro Tem Second Semester. Ray Bratfisch Loretta Holl Melba Green Ray Bratfisch. Loretta Holl. Melba Green.Illini Helen Applequist Ray Bratfisch Ross I’ratfiscli John Blair Elsie Barnhardt Ora Boland Marie Boyd Marion Busse Edith Culp George Crawford Eleanor Crain Nelson Caldwell Vernon Chiles Cyrus Daniel Harry Demuth Carrie Dependahl Hedwig Dormann Dorothy Ewan Eleanor Findley Clinton Ghent Ray Ghent Melba Green Howard Greene Adeline Gill Leone Giberson Gerald Gould Erwin Hebner Loretta Holl Eleanor Jun Gertrude Johnson Lucille Johnson Melvel Keene Helen Kauffmann Lillian Knight Velma Keyser Eld ridge Lcmcn Henry Lenhardt Sam Lindley Viola Lobbig Gertrude Luer Mabel Lorch Elizabeth Maddock John McKee Morris Mayford Lucille Montgomery Calla Meyers Grace Miller Mamie Melling Adele Xicolet Alice Nixon Earl Osborn Marv Peters John Phillips Henry Pace Georgia Paterson Bernice Price Emily Price Eleanor Rice Glynn Rankin Margaret Rogerson Mora Rust Maud Rust Ida Rubenstein Elizabeth Robinson Helen Rintoul Harriet Rumsey Helen Rose Norma Riehl Fred Scherrer Margaret Schwab Anna Schwab Edwin Schweickhardt Norma Scribner Leland Smith Ethel Strong Adelaide Tenis I lurry Trout Frank VanPreter Viola Voss Willard Waters Ruth Weber Horace Weston His name was a terrible name, indeed.—Judsov Gamertsfelder. I am become a fool in glorying.—“Tickle" Richard. Look down, ye gods! and on 'liis couple drop a blessed crown.—Marie Meyers and Marion Basse. ! 7 GWilliam Kolb. Wallace Colonius. Elizabeth Koch. First Semester. William Kolb Wallace Colonius Elizabeth Koch Officers. President Vice-President Secretary Second Semester. Walter Stafford Richard Clayton Florence Mathie Walter Stafford. Richard Clayton. Florence Mathie.Kanawha Earl Armour Anna Arter John Bauer George Bennes Walter Bensinger Effie Bitle William Brandeweide Lillian Brecht Roland Brownhill Richard Clayton Mayme Collins Charles David Joseph Dromgoole Margaret Fitzgerald Charles Forbes Bessie Gascho Hazel Gascho McKinley Hamilton Gerhard Hoffmann Irving Hull Azelda Hunt Lauretta Jun Amos Kirchoff Karl Koenig Katherine Koch William Kolb William Kruse Jessie Laird William LaMothe Harry Luer Tlinla Mathas Francis Manning Fred Mannsholt Florence Mathie Henrietta Maxeiner Wilbert Metzger Helen Miller Lily Moyer Albert Mozier Herbert Mueller Thelma Nunn Charles Odder Spencer (Min Robert Paul Mitchell Petruzza Wilfred Queen Mathews Quigley Clifford Richards Morris Rintoul Millicent Rundel Emma Sawyer I lermon Schaller Elsa Schaperkotter Leon Sotier Walter Stafford Oscar Schoeffler Charles Smith Harold Stamps Edwin Stillwell Leo Sturgeon Clara Thompson Helen Vald.e Almeida Weindel Wilma Webb 1 larold Wright Roy Winchester Walter Yackel Reid Young Lons he labored, Ions and well (Lor the "Tatler.")—Brathsch. M v strensth is as the strensth of ten.—Tipton. I never felt the kiss of love, nor maiden's hand in mine.—“Bill" Kruse. That ’twas a famous victory.—Junior-Senior B. B. game. 9t) Edward Ohnsorg. Sophia Hull. Roy Deem. First Semester. Edward Ohnsorg Sophia Hull, Roy Deem Officers. President Vice-President Secretary-T reasurer Second Semester. Edward Ohnsorg Lester Culp Israel Streeper Edward Ohnsorg. Lester Culp. Isreal Streeper.Alethenae Maggie Bantz Ida Benish Dewey Bradley Lester Culp Roy Deem Vernon Dehner Eva Everson Ruth Flory Theodore Franke Gordon Green Myrtle Heinemann Edmund Hord Harry Howell Sophia Hull Ava Karns Edward Ohnsorg Kathryne Pates Thelma Schmerge Mary Seely Archie Stahl Frederick Stahl Israel Streeper Neil Travis Beatrice Welch Bernice Williamson Lola Windsor Helen Wyckoff Her ready smile apparent warmth expressed.—Edith Chalhcombe. Full zvell the busy whisper circling round Conveyed the dismal tiding when he frozened.—Metz. Even his failings leaned to Z'irtue's side.—Bailey. IVe zoere also sometimes foolish.—Seniors. I abhor myself. — Leland Smith. “Full zeell they laughed zvith counterfeited glee, At all his jokes, for many a joke ( ?) had he.”—Louis Haight. Even though vanquished, lie could argue still.—Joe Dromgoole. “Oh, sleep, it is a gentle thing."—Editor, after “Tatler" has gone to press. 101Joseph Clyne. Mary Allen. Irma Hecker. Officers. First Semester. Joseph Clyne Mary Allen Irma Hecker President Vice-President Secretary-T reasurer Second Semester. Don Morrow Arthur Zoll Irma Hecker Don Morrow. Arthur Zoll. Irma Hecker.Philomathean Mary Allen Gladys McReynolds Theo Boyd Mark Maley Joseph Clyne Ross Milford William Dehner Evelyn Morris Irwin Dinges Don Morrow Nathan Edsall Florence Mumford Mary Elble Sue Slocum Irma Ilecker Eunice Todd Nina Herrick Mahala Wachter Adele Hildebrand Raymond Wenzel Martin Iiile Charles Wightman Viola Luer Martha Williams Arthur Zoll “Forest trees once asked the fruit trees: ‘Why is the rustling of your leaves not heard in the distance? The fruit trees replied: ‘We can dispense with the rustling to manifest our presence. Our fruits testify for us.”—The Talmud. “ 'Tis the coward who stops at misfortune; ’Tis the knave who changes each day; 'Tis the fool who wins half the battle, Then throzvs all his chances away.” “There's little in life but labor. And to-morrow may prove but a dream ; Success is the bride of Endeavor And luck but a meteor's gleam.” —John Trotwood Moore. 103“Negative” Debating Team T6 Edward Meriwether, Capt. Leo Sturgeon. Joe Droingoole. After considerable difficulty a double debate was arranged with Granite City for March 31. Each school kept an affirmative team at home while it sent a negative team to its opponent. Consequently our negative team journeyed to Granite to debate on the subject, “Resolved, That the Interest of Civilization Demands Disarmament Rather Than Armanent.” Dromgoole showed clearly, in a grand review of history, that all advancement of civilization was through armament and insisted, therefore, that we need armament to retain civilization. His speech was well written and very forcibly delivered. Captain Meriwether, the second speaker for the negative, furthered Dromgoole’s argument by proving that civilization (nationally) requires armanent for a police force, etc. Sturgeon, although a new man in this field of work, very fittingly closed the argument of his colleagues with the plea, that armaments are a necessity and not an evil. The rebuttal for Alton was given by Dromgoole, who was interrupted right at the start by a challenge from his opponent. The argument that followed gave Joe his point and he proceeded. Before he had finished the same point which was formerly under discussion, he was interrupted by the chairman (?) and told that he was getting away from the subject. Under such management it is not surprising when the decision was returned 2—1 in favor of Granite. Alton won the debate fairly and squarely, but was not given the decision. It may be of interest to say that the decision of one judge was withheld for about ten minutes until the returns were announced from Alton. Granite may have a few real sportsmen, but they surely are not in the majority by any means. Mr. Haight, who coached the team, deserves credit for the splendid showing made in Granite and we hope that next year, with unbiased judges and fair conditions, that Alton will be succesful. 104“Affirmative” Debating Team ’16 Herbert Mueller, Capt. Elmer Koch. Walter Stafford. The affirmative team remained in Alton and debated on the same question. The subject was treated, however, from an entirely different point of view. Captain Mueller opened the discussion for the affirmative and showed, without a doubt, that civilization could reach its highest development only in time of peace, and since armaments hasten war, therefore, that armaments of war are destructive to civilization. The first speaker for Granite contented himself with telling funny stories about Noah and his ark, and little innocent babies in Kansas. His stories (?) might have been interesting, but certainly not convincing. Koch surprised everybody with the ease and fluency with which he proved that disarmament is necessary for social and economic reasons, to maintain peace. Stafford concluded the arguments of his colleagues by showing that disarmament is practical, and when he finished, everyone in the audience was convinced Alton would get the decision. After a very poor rebuttal from the negative, in which they were apparently unable to answer very many of our arguments, Mueller, in a cool and final manner, closed the debate with one of the greatest rebuttals ever given in an Alton 1 Iigh School debate. Not a person was surprised when a unanimous decision was returned for the affirmative. Alton can and does claim a victory over Granite and although we did not get the decision in both debates, which we rightfully deserve, we won on points, 4—2. 105Joe Dromgoole. Oscar Schoeffler. William Kolb. The Oratory-Extempore Team. The annual clash of the oratorical and extempore talent of the Southern District of Illinois was held April 29th at Carterville. Alton pinned its hopes to William Kolb in the oration and sent Joseph Drom-goole and Oscar Schoeffler to compete in the extempore classic. As expected, and true to “custom,” our team came through in great style. Kolb took fourth place in oration, while Dromgoole was awarded third in extempore. Schoeffler was handicapped by a lack of experience in extempore work and failed to place. Despite this fact he made a surprisingly good showing. His topic was “Military Training in the Schools,” which he handled in a telling manner. Schoeffler has still another year and should “make good.” Kolb, although in his Senior year, was making his “debut” as an orator. His oration was a wonderful discourse on modern humanism. The three orators who took the floor before Kolb so electrified and hypnotized the audience with emotional war orations that the full weight and value of "A Plea for the Brotherhood of Man” was lost on them. As for the silver-tongued orator, several times winner of the district extempore contests, and a well-known man in debating circles, we take off our hats to him. We must attribute his defeat to cruel, cruel Fate, as he lost by only the smallest fraction of one point. His subject, “Mothers’ Pensions,” was an extremely hard one to handle, but he did his best and thus made a fitting finish of a brilliant school career in this field. 106 LEO STURGEON.Earl Armour Eugene Herman George Austermann Eugene Hochstuhl Nelson Caldwell Phillip Jacoby 1 Iarley Cay wood Robert Kelsey I larold Chappell Emil Kehr Vernon Chiles Paul Kopp Edwin Cox Charles La Mothe Ross Bratfisch William La Mothe Ray Bratfisch Henry Lenhardt John Bauer Edward Levis George Bennes Samuel Lindley Joe Dromgoole Harry Luer Ray Fredrickson Morris May ford Mark Goodman Clement Meriwether Gerald Gould William Munger Robert Goulding William Nixon Irwin Green Earl Osborn Charles Halsey Robert Paul Wilbur Halsey Archie Riehl Robert Hayes Harry Schaefer Raymond Henderson Arthur Schmoeller Let me not burst in ignorance.—Joe Melting. If you have tears prepare to shed them now.—Schedule of “Finals.”’ 107hrr? CIRL5 CHDRU5 Pj LJ Virginia Aclams Marie Amrhein Verna Andrews Lillian Arnold Anna Arter Edna Bailey Ixrnise Baner Fernita Bierbaum Viola Bierbaum Leona Bissinger Effie Bitle Viola Blakely Ora Boland Marie Boyd Lillian Brecht Alberta Brown Lucy Calame Margaret Campbell Lucille Cartwright Edith Challacombe Elizabeth Chiles Hildred Clevenger Anna Cobeck Grace Connerly Helen Corbett Nina Corbett Doris Coyle Eleanor Crain Ruth Dale Hazel Daubman Della Davis Faye Davis Velma Deeds Carrie Dependahl Marion Dines Hedwig Dormann Alice Leese Mildred Linkogle Cicely Evans Dorothy Ewan Mae Faulstich Eleanor Finley Lena Fischer Margaret Fitzgerald Verena Flach Elinor Flagg Perley Gaddis Gladys Garstang Josephine Gascho Gladys Gates Mildred Gifford Adaline Gill Helen Goudie Carline Goudie Nina Goudie Marian Goudie Katherine Gratian Melba Green Lucille Grigsby Emma Harris Loretto Hall Gertrude Horn Azelda Hunt Edith Hyatt Alva Joesting Eugenia Joesting Lauretta Jun Helen Kauffmann 108Helen Keller Ellen Kittinger Elizabeth Koch Katherine Koch Mabel Lorch Jessie Lowder Elizabeth Macldock Edith Mather Nina Mather Florence Mathie Thttla Mathus Edna McClure Mildred McDonald Beulah McDow Mary McPhillips Wilhelmina Megowen Calla Meyers Marie Meyers Stella Milford Helen Miller Vern Miller Lucille Montgomery Lillie Moyer Adele Nicolet Evelyn Nicolet Edith Nitsche Alice Nixon Thelma Nunn Margaret O'Donnell Lucille Osborne Georgia Patterson Emma Pfeffer Margaret Penning Mary Peters Eleanor Rice Rose Rice Norma Riehl Helen Rintoul Elizabeth Robinson Margaret Rogerson Lillian Wutzler Thelma Roller Helen Rose Ida Rubenstein Laverna Ruddy Harriet Rumsey Millicent Rundel Mary Russell Flora Rust Emma Sawyer Elsa Schaperkotter Bertha Schippert Elsie Schmoeller Dorothy Schneider Olga Schoeffler Helen Schrigley Cordelia Schuette Margaret Schwab Anna Schwab Norma Scribner Lois Simpson Tess Smith Myrtle Springer Loraine Stamps Ethel Strong Clara Thompson Lucille Tingley Alice Twing Lucille Unterbrink Verla Utt Helen Vahle Eva Voorhees Margaret Walls Grace Walter Ruth Weber Almeda Weindell Mildred Wenzel Minerva Whitlock Dorotha Will Mary Wohnlich Lucille WrightElected by the Subscribers of the ‘ ‘Tatler’ ’ as The Prettiest Girl The Most Popular Bop In Alton High School. no9 H“A Bachelor’s Romance.” “Yes, without doubt it was the best play ever presented by High School students in Alton.” Such was the opinion of the greater part of the audience who braved the weather and packed the Temple Theater on Friday evening, May 12th. to see the comedy, “A Bachelor’s Romance.” Marion Busse, the “bachelor,” Mr. David Holmes, played the lead with the air of an “old-timer.” The development of character was plainly evident and his rejuvenation led to a very happy climax. The part of Gerald Holmes, David’s wayward brother, was played by Charles Forbes, who entered the spirit of the play to such an extent that, in the third act, when he was slightly under the influence of liquor (?), he was given a round of applause that went up from all parts of the house as he made his exit. Wilma Webb, as Harriet Leicester, who played opposite Gerald, acted the part of a society girl with a haughty air. in a very realistic manner. She responded to Gerald’s words of love in such a way that “they lived happily ever afterward.” The play could not have been complete without the two ardent suitors, Harold Reynolds (Henry Lenhardt) and Savage (Horace Weston). Henry’s interpretation of a man whose head had been turned by the winning of a $10,000 literary prize was indeed good, while Weston’s love for Mrs. Helen Le Grand was, as she put it, “oh, so natural.” As a woman of the world who at first was “soured” on everything and later in the play one in “whom Nature had awakened her heart and cured her heartache,” Mabel Henthorne played a difficult part in a very pleasing and clever manner. “I’m old enough to take care of myself at any time, sir!” said Miss Clementina—and she surely did look the part, too. A more realistic old maid with a sharp tongue could not have been found other than in Leone Giberson. She deserves much credit for the way in which she handled her lines in the very heavy parts throughout the play. Mulberry and Martin Beggs, two bookworms and the latter David’s secretary and confidential man, played their parts so well that, to use the vernacular of the street, the old maids just “fell for them.” Not once did the younger element in the two boys become evident. They lived their parts and the audience lived it with them. 114Harriet Hyndman’s part was perhaps the shortest in the play, but while she was on Annie Pettingill was a living character. The most pleasing character in the play was Sylvia Somers (Helen Kauffman). Her interpretation of the type of American girl whom we all know, and like to meet, was indeed good. Her quiet, natural manner captivated the audience while she was slowly but surely winning “the man she loved.” She was ably assisted by Elizabeth Flynn in playing the part of Sylvia Somers at the age of 4. Many people have tried to select the “star” of the evening, only to reach the inevitable conclusion that the entire cast were “stars.” The cast enjoys the distinction of presenting one of the biggest, heaviest plays without prompting or even so much as a “hitch.” 'I'he cast cannot be praised too highly, but there are others who deserve equal credit. Thanks are due and freely given to Miss Nayler, who coached the cast, and Miss VVempen, who superintended the finances. Cast ok Characters. David Holmes, literary critic on The Review..........Marion Busse Gerald Holmes (his brother—pleasure-loving, a man of the world) ..........................................Charles Forbes Martin Beggs (David’s secretary and confidential man) ..........................................Arthur Schmoeller Harold Reynolds (on the staff of The Review).........Henry Lenhardt Mr. Mulberry (a literary man with a classical education which he cannot turn into money)......................... Robert Kelsey “Savage” (a modern literary man).....................Horace Weston Miss Clementina (a maiden lady with a sharp tongue)...Leone Giberson Helen Le Grand (David’s sister, a widow and woman of the world) ........................................Mabel Henthome Harriet Leicester (a society girl).......................Wilma Webb Sylvia Somers (David’s ward).........................Helen Kauffman Assisted by Elizabeth Flynn Annie Pettingill (Miss Clementina’s maid)..........Harriet Hyndman The Musician (who does not appear)........................Adeline Gill Know vc not IIml they that run in n race, run all, but only one recciveth the prize?—“Taller” Beauty-Popularity Contest. They die without knowledge.—Clunkers. Violence shall no longer be heard in this land.—"B. C.” after Junior-Senior (?) Flag Rush. 115Patrons’ Night, 1916. The attendance at the exhibition of High School work was undoubtedly the largest, and the interest displayed was the most enthusiastic, since “Patrons’ Night” was made an annual event. The several exhibitions and the program given in the Assembly Room surpassed all expectations and previous attempts. During the past year, under the able supervision of Mr. Ritcher, the boys in the Manual Training Department were able to turn out a display of woodwork which can hardly be surpassed anywhere. It attracted more attention than any other exhibit and cannot be commended too highly. The drawing exhibit was a work of art and was enjoyed by all. It will in all probability capture several prizes at the State exhibition. A guide to the Domestic Science Department would have been impractical, because to get there one only “had to follow his nose.” A class of girls were at work making a variety of good things and a large quantity of cookery was on exhibition. The course is very popular this year, due to the fact, perhaps, that this is Leap Year and the “girlies’ ” thoughts lightly turn to “love” and housekeeping. The boys’ physical culture classes, and the folk dances by the girls under the supervision of Miss Peck, were novelties in the way of entertainment. The playlet entitled “Economy” was cleverly presented by the following cast: Alexander Dabbelton. Ray Bratfisch ; Lila Dabbelton (his wife), Marie Meyers; Mr. Plover and Mrs. Flover, friends of the Debbeltons, William Kolb and Helen Guyer; “Doctor,” Joe Drom-goole; “Maggie,” Lucille Unterbrink. F'aye Davis and Marion Busse gave a very amusing and delightful interpretation of “A Pair of Lunatics.” William Kolb played several selections on the xylophone which were very highly appreciated by the audience who went home well pleased with the evening’s entertainment. HORACE WESTON. Even Solomon in all his glory teas not arrayed like one of them.— “Jubilant Jubilee” Minstrels. She is proud knowing nothing.—Faye Davis. The day’s disasters in his morning face.—Clayton H. Houts. 116“The Jubilant Jubilee.” On Friday evening. February 11th, the Senior-Junior Class presented one of the most successful entertainments ever staged in the Alton High School Auditorium, to one of the largest and most enthusiastic audiences ever assembled in it. The proceeds were used for the ’15 and ’16 “Tatler.” “Bills,” a farce in one act. was cleverly presented by Charles Forbes as Mr. S. R. Jones, a lawyer, and Dorothy Horton and Marion Busse as Mrs. and Mr. Jack Davis. Henry Lenhardt, assisted by Harry Schaefer, was the surprise of the evening. Laurantski and Co., the only living rivals of the famous Laurant, presented a series of well executed tricks of magic which were well received by all. A sketch, “The Teeth of the Gift Horse,” was successfully interpreted by the following cast: Richard Butler..................................Clement Deeds Florence Butler, his wife..........................Mary Peters Marietta Williams, his aunt................Loretta Holl Ann Fischer ) Friends of ( .... Eleanor Findley Devlin Blake ) the Butlers. ( ... Edward Meriwether Katie, the maid.........................Leone Giberson The entertainment was brought to a fitting climax by the “A. H. S. Minstrels,” the first of its kind ever presented by 1 ligh School students. Many of the popular songs and parodies were sung by such renowned soloists as Dromgoole, Schaefer, Crivello, Kolb, Stamps, Busse, Degen-hardt and Caldwell, who were ably supported by Osborn, Oehler, Chappell, La Mothe, Trout, Gates, Munger and Schmoeller in the choruses. Collins at the piano and Kolb at the xylophone assisted materially in the success of the minstrels. Much credit is due Joseph Dromgoole, who coached the boys and took the part of interlocutor. After the entertainment the Domestic Science Department served hot chocolate and wafers in the lower hall, which was very prettily decorated. Candy of all kinds was sold and a considerable amount of cash realized. We are indebted to Wm. Joesting Clothing Co., H. M. Schweppe Co. and Davis-Sotier Furniture Co. for their invaluable aid. Much credit is also due and willingly given to Miss Naylor, Miss Wempen and Miss Gunderson, who so ungrudgingly gave up their time that we might stage an entertainment of which every High School student can justly be proud. Oscar Schoeffler. 118HOE d o czziorzz) c non CALENDAR non o c non SEPTEMBER. 23. 7. School opens. Freshmen look like spectators at aviation meet. 25 9. Dromgoole reads petition, which asks 20. for financial support of athletics by the 9-Board. Yells, freshmen scared, turn a OQ shade greener, and seem all eyes. 10. Haight in assembly room. “Gladys, ,()- move in front of transverse aisle." Gladys moves; Lucile Cartwright ditto. Haight: “If your conscience hurts you, 1- stay there." She did. 4. 22. Board appropriates several hundred for 6. athletics. “Thanks, gentlemen." g 23. Tatler Board elected. 24. Societies elect officers. 9. 25. (U. A.) Mr. Lowry “hates to see absent pupils." 13. 30. Parker elected captain of football team. 15. 16. OCTOBER. 19. 2. Football game with Whitehall. Score: W. H., 7; A. H. S., 0. 4. Yells and speeches. (U. A.) Football team organized. 5. Mr. Houts is twenty minutes late for 8:00 o’clock class. Moral: Don’t get married. 6. Freshman calls “headgear" a “helmet." 15. Edith Mather elopes with motorcycle friend at noon hour. 18. Hot debate on Woman Suffrage in Modern History class. 20. (U. A.) Society officers elected. B. B. team organized. Alton plays McKinley High. Disastrous results. . WHOOPEE! -1 Holidays. V Teachers’ Institute. First pictures taken for the “Tatler.” Game with Edwardsville. NOVEMBER. “Push" picnic. Illini picnic. Alton loses to East St. Louis, 6—0. Yells and speeches. Everybody happy, even Mr. Houts. Ruff-nek day. Ruff-neks entertain citizens with a parade. Game with Carrollton. Score, 13—6. Celebration; ragtime by Schaefer. Junior-Senior (?) flag rush. Houts talking of Alton chances of winning from Carlinville. “Of course, Car-linville hasn’t a REGULAR coach, like Alton has." 20. Clean-Up Day in Carlinville by A. H. S. football team. Score, 9—3. 22. Yells and speeches over our football victory. 23. Baby day, bobbed hair and curls. 25. Morning—Turkey game with W. M. A.’s second, 3—2. Afternoon—(U. A.) ties Alton’s second. 26. Holidays! 27. -{ More 28. I Bliss ! 11929. Team entertains A. tt. S. students first hour with songs and speeches. Football season closes. (U. A.) also celebrates over football game. Mr. Parker: “You sophomores must be good and set an example for the children.” 30. B. B. practice begins. DECEMBER. 6. Juniors and Seniors win from Sophs and Freshmen. 8. Juniors win championship of A. H. S. Score, 26—15. 15. Snow. “Boys, clean off your shoes; that’s what the mats are there for.” 18. (U. A.) Ice. Mr. Lowry fell and broke a leg—of the piano stool. 21. Preliminary debate. Mueller wins first place. 22. Forbes don’t like chairs in Haight’s room; brings his nursery chair. 24. Christmas program. Seniors wish all a Merry Christmas and Hapy New Year. (U. A.) Nina Herrick wants Santa to bring her a beau. JANUARY. 3. Misery! School starts again. (U. A.) Ted O. catches Miss Perrin under the mistletoe. Oh, awful! 7. Meriwether complains that father locked up the lawn mower and so he cannot shave. 8. B. B. game with Marissa. A. H. S., 26; M., 17. 11. Miss Cartwright causes quake; slips and falls on ice. Upon rising, says “No damage done.” 14. B. B. game called off. Belleville gets 17-cold feet. 20. Forbes wears a red carnation in memo- riam of his dead intellect (he says so himself). 30. 21. Wailing and gnashing of teeth. (Final 31. schedule appears). 22. Alton plays Granite at “Y. M.” 24. First day of finals. School sings “Lead, Kindly Light.” 27. Class Day. 28. Graduation. 31. Freshmen, freshmen, freshmen—and still more freshmen. FEBRUARY. 1. Cold, cold, awful cold. 4. First speech by “Jud.” Special car to Granite, returning car stopped to let students inspect “Federal Lead.” (U. A.) Alethena? give Kid program. 10. Everybody busy preparing for the Jubilant Jubilee. 11. Jubilant Jubilee a great success. 12. A. H. S. wins from “ Jerseyburg. ” 12. (U. A.) Ted celebrates Lincoln’s birthday all in his own way, by sliding down the drain pipe. 13. Football “feed.” 22. Washington Birthday Program. 23. Team begins a hard grind in preparation for tournament. 26. B. B. team leaves for tournament. 28. Students are told of the great games played at Centralia. MARCH. Team plays Jerseyville. Second team plays Woodriver. Celebration over double victory. B. B. game with Western. School rather lifeless. No athletics for a while. Indoor track is started, preparatory to work-out on the field. Extempore try-out. Dromgoole and Schoefiler are chosen. Kolb wins in oration. Alton loses to Granite, 2—1, and wins at home, 3—0, in Debate. 120APRIL. MAY. 3. Celebration over debate victory. Haight explains Granite's “punk deal.” 7. Morning—Excitement over approaching interclass track meet. Afternoon—Postponed because of rain. 10. Helen Wilkinson asleep in the assembly hall. “Helen, you had better tell him good night sooner next Sunday evening." 11. “Louder" Jessie has pleasant dreams. 12. “Red" Morrow demonstrates the method of testing the strength of the cloth in his suit by sliding down the steps. 13. Freshmen are getting as fresh as grass. 17. “Mabs" Henthorn informs us that she knows the Mexicans at Western. 18. Shurtleff finally refused to manage the county track meet. 19. Interclass meet postponed indefinitely. 24. A. H. S. tennis tournament starts. 27. Schoeffler, Kolb, Dromgoole leave for Carterville. Track team and the “travelers" go to Lebanon. 28. Patrons' Night. Everybody pleased. 6. Triangular track meet; Alton, Western, Carlinville, at Western field. 10. “The Bunch" stay at Temple all night to get tickets reserved for Junior Play. 11. “A Bachelor's Romance" by Junior Class a “howling" success. Best ever! 12. Forbes entertains cast during the early morning hours. Play pictures taken. Fellows leave for State meet at Champaign. 16. Mr. Metz tells about County meet. Shows loving cups. “Alton hosts to entire County." 17. Miss Naylor entertains Junior play cast. 19. Yells for track team. Schmoeller elected cheer leader. 20. Morning—“Ah! (with a sigh of relief): the Tatler's gone to press."—Editor. Madison County Meet at Western M. A. Competitors: Western, Collinsville, Ed- wardsville, Granite City and Alton. The Lark. (With Apologies to Roe’s “Raven.") Noise by Gillham. Song by Stafford. Once upon a midnight dreary, while we wandered weak and leary Through the noble town of Brooklyn, near the Mississippi shore— As we wandered, far from napping, suddenly there came a tapping, And an old night-cop was rapping, rapping on my belfry door. “Who is this," I cried with terror, “rapping on my belfry door?" Fear I felt, and nothing more! Then a shining star and billy fairly knocked me stiff and silly, Dazed me, crazed me with fantastic terrors never felt before, Till I heard, above the beating of my heart, the cop repeating: “These are vistors entreating entrance at our city door— Some late visitors entreating entrance at our city door— These they are and maybe more!" Suddenly we heard a bumping, and that old 'bus came a-thumping, Thumping down the rough-paved street, with a rattling, banging roar. Down there jumped two sturdy coppers, who urgently called us whoppers, Cussed us that we came a-tapping, tapping at their city door. “To the station we will ride you!"—Here they opened wide the door.— Pinched were we,—alas! what more? 121Deep into the darkness peering, long we rode there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreading things no Seniors ever had to dread before. But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token, Till there came a word scarce spoken; 'twas the muttered word “Begore!” Merely this and nothing more. Soon before the captain stood we, and he started in to grill me, Searching through the many letters, letters from my Ellenore. “Surely,” quoth the captain to me, “surely, lad, but she must love thee; By the stars that shine above me, she's a girl you should adore; For such terms in true love letters never have I seen before— Never have I seen before!” Then when we were duly searched, into the lock-up we were lurched, And upon a bench we perched,—hard, it was, as bed of ore.— Soon we heard the wagon bumping, as again it came a-thumping; Then there was a sound of dumping, right before our prison door, And a “drunk” was thrust insiae, as they opened wide the door. Quoth the captain, “Bums gaiore!” As we 'round the cells went pacing, little things came out a-racing From the cushion's ragged lining, drove “Ham” thence onto the floor. “Sure,” we cried, “we're all agreeing that no living human being Ever yet did dream of sleeping, sleeping in this hole before. On the morrow we will leave here,—other bums have left before; We’ll return here?—Nevermore!” Soon approached a pompous turnkey, and a tread of thunder had he; Long we watched him through the grating, watched him sweep the corridor. Cold and hungry, yet undaunted in this hole by horrors haunted, Toward him then we boldly sprinted, wailing: “Tell us, we implore, Is there—is there eats in this shack?—Tell us truly, we implore!” Quoth the turnkey, “Not no more.” Hours we pined in that old hole, with beds so small we couldn't roll, While through the black darkness of the night we could hear our neighbors snore. Eagerly we wished the morrow; vainly we did try to borrow Cigarettes to drown our sorrow, sorrow for the coming morrow; But the only word there spoken was the turnkey's word, “No more— Was the turnkey’s word, “No more.” While upon my pallet turning, all my soul within me burning, Now again I heard a banging, heard a banging of the door. In there stepped a stately captain of the days of Civil War. Not the least obeisance made he, not a moment stopped or stayed he, But with grave and stern decorum hauled us through the prison door. Quoth the captain, “Scrub the floor.” Then at once our souls grew stronger, hesitating then no longer, “Ham” and “Red” seized each a broomstick, scurried dust across that floor. Gillham hastened with the water, swirling soapsuds quickly after Into dark and ill-kept corners of that jail-room's well-worn floor,— Corners into which much water never had been slung before. Aqua pura? Nevermore! Then the captain, without pity, shouted: “Get out of this city! Get you hence into the Altons, never let me see you more. Take no broom or mop as token of your lark so sadly broken.” At these words so wildly spoken, passed we out that station door, Passed we to the street-car waiting, scorning freights of the Big Four. Big Four freight-cars?—Nevermore! 122“Fits.” Weary Willie leaned heavily on his hoe in the small garden-square back of the Mackintosh cottage. He had been disturbing, in a way, the surface, or, rather, the very upper layer of the surface, with a spade. He had spaded about six feet in this fashion when he was overcome with the unwonted exertion and moodily soliloquized : “Trust a girl to have silly ideas! That old woman would have sniffed and given me a meal off of a tin plate; but no, that young’un must butt in—‘Will you spade in my garden for a meal?’ What a smile! I never was hoodooed into work before. But she’s sure a peach!” 11c began breaking the clods again as a door opened and closed and lie heard voices. “How deep do you think the soil should be tilled, mother?” “Now, don’t ask me, Drusilla! I’ve told you often enough, if you must have a garden, you must have it without my help!” said a high-pitched, supercilious voice. “But how can 1 learn to cook without decent vegetables?” came in fresh young tones. “Well, I’m humoring you and your father enough by coming out to this forlorn hole, just so you can carry out your new ideas of learning cooking and housekeeping. When I was young, girls were ashamed to do servant’s work. Now--------” The high-pitched voice was interrupted. “I’m awfully sorry, and all that,” Drusilla cut into the often-told plaint. “I can’t help it, I’m so different.” She sighed heavily and started off. “I’m going to see how my gardener’s getting along.” But when she reached the “gardener” the effect of her smile upon him had worked itself off. He dropped the hoe as she approached. “My grub ready yet?” he said with savage eagerness. “Yes, yes!” Drusilla assured him, and (led before his fierceness. Presently she returned, bringing a well-filled tray to him where he sat on the back steps. From the window she watched with awe and repulsion the disappearance of the food. How could a person cat so much and so fast? When every bit was gone, he smiled contentedly, gazed reflect- 123ively at the garden as though almost tempted to finish his task, then rubbed his aching arms, frowned, and carried the tray to the door. “Work sure makes a man hungry,” he said as he saw her glance at the empty dishes. “Work!” scoffed Drusilla, a few minutes later. “‘A man!’ An old hen with chickens could scratch deeper. I’ll have to plant lettuce here, for nothing else could grow. Dear me! I’m going to have a garden if 1 have to spade every hit of it myself, so I am!” And she began. She took great squares of ground at each spadeful, and gasped as she heaved each spadeful over. “Don’t you want some help?” said a man’s voice. Drusilla jumped so that she almost dropped the sharp edge of the spade on her foot, and looked up to see a strong, athletic-looking young man on the other side of the fence, lie wore blue jeans, but was clean-shaven and with barber-cut hair—two things noticeable for their absence in all the men here she had seen so far. “Why, yes, I do,” she said. “A spadeful seems so heavy to me.” “Take littler bites, see?” he advised as he took about a two-inch slice of soil, which crumbled easily as it fell over. “Oh, no; you can go on taking big spadefuls and I’ll crumble it up; then we’ll get through sooner. I’m afraid it’s going to rain, anyway.” And, well satisfied, she knelt down by the side of the spaded ground and began smashing the clods between her hands. Francis Malone gasped. He had thought himself green enough when he had come to the farm to try to get some strength into his feeble brother, subject to nervous fits; but this! Who could she be, anyhow? But Drusilla, blissfully unconscious, crumbled clods for some time before Francis conld frame a speech. “Are you going into the gardening business?” he asked. “Yes,, I am learning the art of keeping a home, this summer-----” She flushed at his quick look at her ringless left hand. “Oh—only in case of emergency,” she answered him; then went on —“And out here there doesn’t seem to be any way of getting fresh vegetables to experiment on, unless I raise them myself.” “Well,” said Francis, “my brother and I are running that farm where you see the white house, on that hill over there, and you— if you----” he floundered. It was hard to offer advice to one so hopelessly ignorant of the fact she needed it. As he paused, Drusilla looked at him, startled. “You know most people use a rake to clear out clods,” he went on. Drusilla jumped up, her face crimson. 124“I know I’m green—don’t try to keep from laughing at me,” she exclaimed. “I’m not laughing,” he vowed. A painful silence ensued. “Some women—lots of women, in fact”—he lied hastily—“do do it that way, but you looked as if you meant business, and that kind usually do as we farmers do—with a rake, like this.” Drusilla smiled at him gratefully, and was even more seriously affected than the tramp had been. He would gladly have stayed all day and spaded, but he thought apprehensively of affairs at home. He and his brother Ned had been attending Yale. But while he had gone in mostly for athletics, studious, ambitious Ned, who in his youth had been subject to tits,, had worried himself into such a condition that his old trouble,, which he seemed to have outgrown, came back. Their father, a doctor, in great alarm, had hurried them both to this farm, fifteen miles from Topeka, Kansas, in hopes of helping Ned by the life in the open air. Ned had felt very much depressed when Francis left that morning and he felt worried lest his brother might be ill while he was gone. He was trying to think of some excuse for leaving when the high-pitched voice came to them. “Drusilla,.are you still out there with that tramp?” “Oh, mother!” protested the girl. Francis picked up his big straw hat from where he had tossed it and made preparations for immediate departure. “I am Francis Malone. My brother and I keep batch over on the Hill. We’re your nearest neighbors and I’m a very neighborly neighbor’” he briefly summarized. “May I come around in the morning to see if any of the seeds are up?” “I’m Drusilla Mackintosh, and Mamma and I are out here— the folks homesteaded here before my time—because Dad and T believe it’s the only way to finish a girl’s education,” she explained in turn. “But it’s rough on Mother. As for seeds, I never thought about them. One has to have them, of course?” Hhe pondered. “Maybe I can find some at home; if I can I’ll bring them along tomorrow,” he promised. “Oh, you’re doing too much,” Drusilla objected. “But that’s the way to be neighborly—you can help us with the cooking in threshing time,” he assured her, as she hesitated. “Can I, really? What fun!” she cried. Francis laughed. “Then, till tomorrow!” And he lifted his straw hat as though it were a Panama, vaulted the fence, and strode away, leaving Drusilla staring. 125“lie’s no regular farmer,” she told herself. And she in turn pondered, “Who ean he be?” Then she went in to explain to her mother. Mrs. Mackintosh sniffed. “They looked just about the same. I should think a refined young lady---” But Drusilla had fled to the kitchen. Breakfast was scarcely over at the Mackintosh cottage the next morning when a cheery whistle was heard, and there was Francis Malone, in his farmer outfit, coming across the field. lie stopped in the garden and Drusilla went out to him. How strong he seemed! Where did he get that bearing? Somehow she just couldn’t think of him as a farmer. “Say, do you know, I’ve searched the farm over, and couldn’t find a grain of seed except these onion sets,” he began. They both laughed merrily. “But, seriously,” began Drusilla. “Seriously,” Malone interrupted, “it’s only about fifteen miles to Topeka, and if you like 1 will drive over with you in the morning. You can shop, we’ll have dinner there, and be back before dark. Will you? Wonderful scenery all the way, too.” “Why, why—I’d love to, but—let’s go ask Mamma, and if she doesn’t mind-----” Mrs. Mackintosh was duly presented. With her appraising eye, she judged him much as her daughter had done; and when he neither crushed her hand nor shook her arm out of its socket, she was very gracious. “Why, that will be very nice indeed. I’ve been wanting to do some shopping ever since we came,” she said. Drusilla gasped, and then was furious that she had given herself away. But Malone gave no sign of any change of plan. “And we’d better start early,” he was suggesting, and was gone before Drusilla had recovered from her surprise. She knew better than to suggest to her mother that three might be a crowd, but she was so afraid their farmer might be embarrassed for lack of a right-sized buggy. Mrs. Mackintosh was groaning with neuralgia the next morning. “You’ll have to go without me, Drusilla. I’ll have to have that prescription filled again, and I want you to get a whole lot of books to read and some more candy; and be sure that they’ve got our address right, at the post office. Xow, don’t do anything rash, and hurry home!” She sank back exhausted. It was about 6:30 when Drusilla saw Malone at the gate. He was in a light runabout with two prancing black horses. He had 120on a broad-brim mod folt hat and a suit that looked to Drusilla exactly the style the men at homo wore wearing. “Whore’s tho third party?” he called as Drusilla came out alone. “S-h!” warned Drusilla. “She’s taken some asperin and is trying to sleep off her neuralgia until we got hack with her medicine.” “Now isn’t that too had!” said Malone in a much sorrier tone than his eyes bespoke, lie helped her in. “See? Here’s where 1 was going to sit:” and he pulled a sort of narrow shelf out from under the middle of the seat. “I was just wondering,” said Drusilla. Then they started on what was to both a wonderful ride. When they reached Topeka at 11 o’clock, they felt like congenial old friends. They ate dinner and bought the seeds: then Malone left Drusilla in the dry goods store while he went to telegraph his father about Ned’s condition. For Ned had had another spell, just as Francis had feared. By 1 o’cloek Drusilla had finished her shopping and was waiting at the post office. She had just walked out to see if Mr. Malone were coming when she saw two men gazing curiously at her. She turned to walk back, but as she went she heard one say: “She came in with that Malone that has fits—the one that lives on the hill.” “She oughtn’t to risk that! Do you------” Drusilla lost the rest of the sentence, but a horrible chill settled over her. Was it true? She had thought such a wonderful farmer strange! Suppose he should------ “Well, if you didn’t get here first! All ready?” Malone called as he loaded her bundles into the back of the buggy, talking cheerily all the while. Drusilla cast wildly about in her mind for some plan of escape. But there seemed none. There was positively no way of getting to her mother except this. She reproached herself with not having thrown herself upon the mercy of those two men she had overheard talking. But as she recalled their rough appearance, she felt safer now. Oh, it was too horrible! She could not appreciate the beauty of the surroundings. Malone could not imagine what was the trouble. She had seemed so happy and spontaneous before, and now she was so self-conscious or embarrassed about something or other. “Are you worried about your mother?” he asked anxiously. 127“Yes—oh, that is—of course. Will we be home soon?” she queried. “We’ve come about six miles,” he answered. “Nine miles more!” She sighed and sat upright in the seat, her fists clenched. Malone strove to get her interested in something else. He talked of her little garden. “I know of a little boy you can get to weed your garden when it needs it; only,” he confided, “he has fits sometimes.” “I wouldn’t think of such a thing!” said Drusilla emphatically. “No? Well, of course, I’m sort of used to them, myself.” He spoke as though she understood. Drusilla gasped. I low could he talk so? “Do you feel sick, Miss Mackintosh? We can take this road to Farmer Lane’s if you want to. Shall we?” lie was filled with anxiety and started to turn the horses. “No, oh, no, please! It’s nothing. I’d rather hurry on home,” she assured him. So they drove on. Francis began to grow weary. “Yes, it is pretty hot. I believe I feel tired, too.” He mopped his brow and heaved a deep sigh. “Horrors!” thought Drusilla. “He’s worrying over me. It’s a wonder if I don’t precipitate him into one by my queerness!” She looked straight at him for the first time in their homeward drive. “Can 1 do anything to make you more comfortable?” she asked, sympathetically. Malone’s cheeks reddened. What had made her ask that— did she think he was complaining about their trip? Then he spoke: “If you’d sit back in the seat, unclench your fists and smooth out that wrinkle in your brow, I’d feel much easier.” With a supreme effort, Drusilla did as he suggested. “Now,” said Malone, “how can I make you more comfortable?” The tears suddenly came into Drusilla’s eyes. “Make the horses run!” she implored. Malone squared his jaw and reached for the whip. Then silence —a miserable silence—ensued, broken only by the sound of the hoofs of the galloping horses. In about two hours they were home once more. “I’ll look at your garden while you see how your mother is,” 128said Malone; he could not bear to leave until he had found out what was troubling her. Mrs. Mackintosh was feeling much better, was even sitting up in her Morris chair, crocheting. “Poor fellow!’’ though Drusilla. “It must be dreadful to be that way. I must be kind to him.” She was almost to the garden before she saw him. He was stretched full length on his back, under the tree at the rear of the garden. Tt had come! She started to scream, then thought of her sick mother. She tried to remember her “College Emergencies.” She dashed back to the kitchen, grabbed the bucketful of water, caught up a dish-towel as she rushed out, and ran pellmell to poor Francis. lie raised his head and gazed wildly as he heard her rapid approach. But he was not quick enough and the very wildness of his look went against him. Splash! went the bucketful of water onto his upturned face. Bling! She stuffed the dishcloth into his gaping mouth. “Frank! Frank!” came a call from the other side of the fence. “For the land’s sake, what are you two doing? Come out of it!” And a freckle-faced boy vaulted the fence, jerked the dishcloth out of the mouth of the person supposed to be having a fit, helped him up and slapped him on the back. “Ned’s havin’ a fit, you nut! Can’t you understand? A fit! Worst one he’s had yet! Beat it! Don’t stand there like a dummy!” he fairly shrieked. For Francis could only gaze at Drusilla. What possessed her? She lrad acted like a wild person. She seemed calmer now. Her mother was hurrying toward them, and, without stopping for explanation, he rushed to his brother’s assistance. Could she have insane spells? Had it been the thought of one coming on that had made her so taciturn and anxious to reach home? Was it possible? Then all thoughts of her faded from his mind as he saw Ned’s coii-dition and began administering all the remedies he knew of. It was twilight before he had gotten Ned resting easy. Then he set out across the field. Mrs. Mackintosh might need him if—if what he feared were true. As he was leaving, he met a tramp. “Give me a bite to eat, Mister?” said the intruder. “I’ll give you a square meal,” said Malone, “if you’ll promise not to bother the people in that cottage over there. Sick girl, there.” “Sick, is she?” said Weary Willie, remembering his former experience at that cottage. “Crazy, T call it!” And he rubbed his arm tentatively. 129Francis started off again, feeling no more cheerful because of the tramp’s remarks. Drusilla—a very humble, anxious Drusilla—saw him coming, and walked across the field to meet him. Francis had never seen anyone quite so lovely, he thought, as she appeared just now. His heart almost broke at the tragedy of her affliction. “Mr. Malone, what must you think of me? Let me tell you: When I was waiting for you at the post office I overheard those two men sitting there, talking. And they said you had fits. T was nearly scared to death that you’d have one on that lonesome road home. Then, on the way— don’t you remember?—you said you were used to fits? After we’d gotten here, and 1 saw you stretched out there, I never thought but that you had one. That was the nearest to the treatment T could remember. But when that boy spoke about your brother having a fit, it just began to dawn on me.— Don’t you have fits, really?” she demanded. “My, no! And you don’t have insane spells, either? I couldn’t think of anything else, and I met a tramp who was rubbing the muscles of his arms and declaring there was a ‘crazy girl’ here,” Malone said in a relieved tone. “Oh, I know why! Mamma was going to give him a meal free and 1 asked him to spade some for it,” explained Drusilla. “Isn’t it lovely not to have fits,” began Malone. “Or to be crazy,” interrupted Drusilla. “Father’s coming tomorrow to take care of Ned.—Oh, Drusilla---” There was a pleading eatch in Malone’s voice. “Oh, Fr-----” Drusilla started to mock hack, then stopped. “Go on, go on; say it!” he begged. “We’re farmer neighbors and surely we’ve earned the right to each other’s first names today, and more. Please!” He came nearer. “Mother’s coming!” Drusilla warned. “Francis!” CYRUS DANIEL “A man severe lie was and stern to view, I knew him well and every truant knew.”—B. C. Richardson. I am become a fool in glorying.—“Tickle” Richards. To know her is to love her.—Helen Kauffman.VOL. I. JUNE, 1916. A. H. S. “HORRORSCOPE Published by Profs. “CURLY CO.” NAME Wants To He Favorite Pastime Distinguishing Trait Joe Dromgoole...... Morris May ford.... Lazell Kessinger___ James Parker_______ Faye Davis......... Harry Schaefer_____ Frank Dodge _______ Warren Tipton______ Helen Kauffman_____ Adeline Gill....... William Kolb------- Henry Lenhardt----- Melba Green________ Eleanor Rice_______ Harry Trout-------- Richard Clayton____ Arthur Schmoeller .. Robert Kelsey______ Ross Sherwood------ Charles Forbes_____ Velma Deeds....... William LaMothe... Harriet Rumsey----- Sam Lindley-------- Wilfred Gates------ Ray Bratfish_______ John Dressier______ Loretta Holl_______ Marion Busse_______ Edward Meriwether Edna McClure....... Thelma Steck_______ Dorothy Ewan_______ Georgia Patterson... Great Orator...... Teacher___________ Famous Musician .. College Professor... Suffragette Orator.. Ragtime Pianist--- Funeral Director .. Oil Magnate ______ Fashion Plate..... Movie Actress..... Cartoonist________ A “Chas. Chaplin” College Lassie____ Pretty Stenographer Circus Clown______ Big Leaguer_______ A Lawyer__________ Agriculturist_____ Mechanic......... Coffee Magnate____ Married Soon! ____ Druggist ......... Female Paderewski Politician________ Ladies’ Man (?)___ Artist........... “Dorm.” Matron... Chorus Girl....... Barker for Circus .. Artist s Model____ Popular.......... Just a Girl....... Good______________ Popular.......... Probably Will He Street Squawker--- Preacher__________ Dairy Maid________ Straw Boss________ Old Maid__________ Unsuccessful______ Undertaker-------- Water Boy_________ Cloak Model_______ Ticket Seller..... Bill Poster ______ Penitentary Chap'ain.. Married Soon------ Librarian_________ Banker (Clay) ____ Bat Boy___________ Liar______________ Garlic Raiser_____ Maniac____________ Peanut Vender ____ Disappointed______ Poisoned......... Organ Grinder_____ Nothing___________ A Gardener....... Kalsominer________ Retired Farmer____ A Police Matron___ Weary Willie______ Joke______________ Disliked__________ Pretty____________ “Naughty”......... Married Soon _____ Dancing____________ Eating ............ Hair Dressing______ Talking____________ Movies_____________ Shoveling Coal_____ Football.......... Playing Pool_______ Dancing____________ Movies_____________ Singing............ Hobnobbing ........ Basketball_________ Doping_____________ Fussing____________ Baseball........... Dancing------------ Tennis (?) ________ Playing Horse______ Writing Notes______ Getting a Date_____ Mixing Drinks______ Primping.......... Flirting with Girls.. Looking for Pens .. Skating------------ Entertaining(?)OlherS-Acting Dignified ... Getting into Trouble Oh! Anything....... Talking____________ Dancing____________ Studying___________ Singing (?)-------- Big Mouth____ Grin_________ Brilliancy (?) -Long Speeches Complexion — Freckles_____ Walk......... Simplicity___ Smile (?)____ Whispering ... 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A new principle, patented by Hudson, has added 80 per cent to motor efficiency. This size of motor, at its best, used to deliver about 42 horsepower. Iu the Super-Six it delivers 70 horsepower. No other type—Six, Eight or Twelve —approaches the Super-Six in efficiency. BEST PERFORMER The Super-Six will out-perform any other car that’s built. It has done what no other car has done. It has climbed hills on high gear which never before have been climbed on high gear. It excels in quick acceleration. Never was a car so flexible. Never a car with such bird like motion at high speed. You can prove these facts in 30 minutes by a ride in the Super-Six. Unrivaled Records Made by the Super-Six All made under A. A. A. supervision, by a certified stock car or stock chassis, and excelling all former stock cars in these tests. lOO miles in 80 min., 21.4 sec , averaging 74.67 miles per hour for a 7-passenger touring car with a driver and passenger. 75.69 miles in one hour with driver and passenger in a 7-passenger touring car. Standing start to 50 miles an hr. in 16 2 sec. One mile at the rate of 102.53 mi. per hr. 1819 miles in 24 hours at average speed of 75 8 miles per hour. Over 3800 miles at speed exceeding 75 miles per hour without evident wear on any engine part. Phaeton, 7-passenger_________$1510 Roadster, 3-passenger_________ 1510 Companion Roadster, 4-pass. __ 1560 Cabriolet, 3-passenger________ 1810 Touring Sedan_________________ 2035 Limousine_____________________ 2785 All Prices at Alton. The Hudson-Phillips Motor Car Co. A. C. BROWN, Manager. fprepDKrazie Joques. PH USSER’S PHULISH PILLUSOFY. There’s nuthin’ worser’n a phusser. We’d jest as leaf or leaver be a stage lover as to love a gurl at skuul. Archy Bawldup my frend sez to me, “Less git us a girul tonite at skuul.’’ “Norsiree" xclaims we, “we never yet jumped to that bush league.” Sez Archy, “Cmon you can have a tine time. Make a date and bee a sport!” Yes we got wreckless and desided to bee a regeler sp-nort, so we went two the telemfoam to times 2 look up the no, and we wuz so nervvous that we didn’t have nerve nuff to look the mouthpiece in the face. Then Archy who had excited cum in again and sez “wattsmatter Fig aintcha done it yet?” and sez we “no knott yet butt we feel ourself slippin.” So as then we went 2 our housekeeper and got a home made muster plaster so as 2 muster up enuff courage to call up thet there girul. From then on things happened fast. They had to happen fast cause we’d got a sure hot box if we’d stopt to give thet there plaster a breathin spell. Well we finly called up and Mrs. Willyums called down the girul we wanted and then what we sez we don’t reconlect only that we ast fer a date and she said sure with an xcla-mashun mark after it so we should worry what else she sez. We then hung up as is the usual custom feelin as tho we’d signed an aliby-hek. Well 4 we noad it evening wuz hear and we wuz git tin nervvous again. We felt the need of another muster plaster but took a bath instede. After a short time possibly to hrs we wuz ready for the debutt and partook of a little xerseize buy walkin around the block several times until we saw am-pel commoshun inside the dorm 2 certify that sumbody wuz up and spectin sumthing. We then went up and nocked and wuz greeted at the doar buy a girul that could read minds fer she new jest who we wanted without no tellin her. It beats us how she does it but she do. Well you no we went into the lobby and waited on the girul near on 2 hrs it seamed butt guess it werent. Well you no she cum down them stares all dressed up with a scarf over her head and it reminded us of thet queen cumin down stares in thet Queen Quality advertyesment. She bein so queenly like pert near made us take off our coat and let her put her big ft on it like Sir Rowlee did onct. After she had landed on the mane floor we hesitated—and then we thot of the “no hesitashun” rule at the dorm so we up and sez, “Less go to the Habit or the “Hip.” You see we had 2 go sum place cause we new that the only ones thet staid at the dorm on Fri. nite wuz the ones thet had got so fer along in ther a tensions thet the girul didn't want to go no place norn as how she did thet he was savin his money fer thet happy day thet wood cum as soon as he wuz out of a graduashun—butt the which probably wood never cum At least its a savin stunt if you can get buy with it. Stung. In the darkness last night I met her And from her took a kiss. And the sweetness of the nectar O’erswept my soul with bliss. But today I have a feeling, A taste that’s clear and keen. And it tells me that the nectar Was cold cream and glycerine. “WITTY WONES." New Scholar—“Beg pardon. Could you tell me where 1 could find someone in authority?” Bill M unger—“What can I do foi you?” Teacher, to Smart Seniors: “Some students desire to go to college to be able to spend pa’s ‘dough.’ They ‘loaf around for four years and come out college ‘bread.’ ” First Premise—War is H--- Second Premise—There is no H-- Conclusion—They must be playing tiddle-de-winks in Europe. We sat looking out of our window when A Long Came A Dog. We looked again---- Doggone. “Alton should do good in the hurdles this year.” “Why so?” “It’s leap year.”LAire u,. iprerc c j Corc rcv r ds A-H-ervfiorv LOOK back over the past years and ask yourself what other Engraving Institution, specializing in college annuals, has wielded so wide an Influence over the College Annual Field? 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