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Published by the JUNE CLASS OF 1924 and the FEBRUARY CLASS OF 1925
Page One -Drtoratum
To Miss Bertha Ferguson, we, the Tatler Board of 1923, dedicate this edition of the Tatler. We do this not simply because we think it is due Miss Ferguson, but there are reasons. Was it not Miss Ferguson who supervised the publishing of the first number of the Tatler in 1905? Has it not been she who has ever since then taken an active interest in the Tatler? And even if these things were not true, in view of Miss Ferguson’s efficiency as Principal during the past year, should we not dedicate this Tatler to her? All in favor rise! Fellow students and faculty, the vote is unanimous.MISS BF.RTHA FERGUSON
Foreword implies what goes before. There is | nothing that is quite such a hypocrite as that word.
I It is a no such thing. Instead of going before any
j literary work it is always the last thing done in
1 a great literary work such as this. Good head
I writers on newspapers write the captions last, to | make them fit what is in the body of the article.
« That is what we have done here. Otherwise we could
I not be boastful. Did you ever read a Tatler fore-
| word that could have been written before the book
| was finished? Now we look it over and we say
J that this Tatler is the best that ever decorated
| white paper with printer’s ink. Others have said
j this before us, so pardon us for taking the same
Aside from doing a bit of what may seem boasting, but to us seems only pardonable pride, we are trying to make this issue really original. Each of our forerunners has claimed the same in the years gone by.
We hope in this issue to have set a pace for the future, and one when we have become aged, soured critics of all else in the world, in which we will still take that, excuse us, pardonable pride.
Other Tatler staffs thoughts the same of their efforts, but we can compare ours with all others and assume to have positive knowledge. Ours is the only genuine best Tatler that has ever been issued. It bases its claims on originality, interest, and above all, high quality of the subjects treated photograph ically.
We believe we have set a mark toward which our successors may scramble, using every effort to reach, but baffling the ambitions of editors of the future. It will stand, we believe, as the unattainable peak of Mt. Everest which naught but ! the winds and the sunlight has ever touched.
1 It is something to have made a mark so high
| that others, aiming at it and missing, have still
j risen beyond what they could have hoped to reach
1 without that mark luring them on to try for I higher things.
Page FourSUN PHILOSOPHY
This advice is worth a pile— Beats ter blazes strikin’ ile; When yer blood begins ter bile, Jes’ you smile!
Let the other feller cuss.
’Taint your biz ter make a fuss; You can clear away the muss With a smile.
When things go tarnation wrong Buck your courage with a song; Luck can’t lose you very long Ef you smile.
’Til the bluey heavens shine thru;
An’ ole Sol winks down at you;
Thinks you are a sunbeam too,
’Cause you smile.
Florence M. Pierce.
V. KOCH. Social Editor PAUL COUSLRY,Editor WALTER SCHKNKK. Athletic Editor
A. DEAN, Circulation Manager HAROLD BROWN , Business Mgr. ALLEN HASKETT. Adv. Mgr. CLIFFORD PAUL, Art Editor HOWARD WHITESIDE, Snapshots SWAIN BENEDICT, Art Editor
ROBERT TYNER, Jokes
Page SixA LOOK INTO THE PAST OF THE TATLER.
In 1905 the first Tatler was published. This Tatler was printed and compiled under the direction of Miss Bertha Ferguson. As this was the first Tatler, it might be interesting to see who composed the staff:
Assistants—Lucia Bowman, Lucille Ewers.
Art Editor—William Koehne.
Business Manager—Clyde Porter.
It is very interesting to compare the number on the staff then and the number on it now. Five on 1905 staff and ten on 1923 staff.
Some of the other well-known people who have been on Tatler staffs are: Elden Betts, who was killed in action during the world
war; Paul Zerwekh, Carl Hartman, Walter (“Punk”) Wood, Talket (Bud) Wells, and last but not least, Joseph Dromgoole. We say “not least” because we are very sure that you will all know Joe.
In 1911 the Tatler almost suffered a discontinuance. It seems that in 1908 a monthly magazine named the “Piasa Quill” was published by the Seniors. The school decided that it could not support both of these publications, so it was resolved to have only one. The only reason, probably, that the next issue of the Tatler went to press, or wherever they went in those days, was that it was three years older than the Piasa Quill.
But anyway, this number of the Tatler has been issued, and as students of Alton High School, it is your duty to support it, and all the other issues that may follow it while you are in school.
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A CONDENSED HISTORY OF ALTON HIGH SCHOOL.
The first Alton High School, the one which some of our grandfathers attended, was opened in the basement of the Unitarian church in 1858, Yes, it was A. D., but the present needs of this school make it seem like 1858 B. C. About 1866 the need of a better High School was felt, so the pupils were moved to the newly built Number Two, or, as we call it, Lincoln School. The man who had the honor of being the first principal of Alton High School in history was a man by the name of Mr. Raimend. Mr. Raimend must have had a tough job being principal of the first Alton High School as he stuck it out for only two years. At about that time the curriculum was extended to the astounding length of two years. Later, under the reign of Superintendent Principal E. A. Haight, in 1870, the two year term was stretched to three years.
As soon as the High School pupils were established in their new building they evidently began elating so loudly and so much that no principal could stay very long. Figures don’t lie, and figures show that from 1866 to 1875 no principal did stay for more than two years. In 1875 R. A. Haight became principal and held that position until 1880 when he was elected superintendent of schools. After that the jinx seems to have been broken, for the shortest stay of any principal thereafter was two years. During Mr. G. E. Wilkinson’s term of office (1893-’96) the present four-year curriculum was introduced.
On June 11th, 1902 ,the Masonic fraternity of Alton laid the cornerstone of the present Alton High School building. At that time the enrollment of the school was less than two hundred for, according to old timers, the seats in front of the transverse aisle were not even filled. From that time on the number of pupils in Alton High School grew rapidly until in the year 1914 the annex was made necessary due to the overcrowding. Then a few years ago the still more rapid increase necessitated the buying of the old Boals homestead, now called the Commercial Building.
At present writing we are on the verge of voting for money to build a new, bigger, and better Alton High School. Will we go through with it, or will we go through it—by the fallen bottom route? All together now, louder! We’ll go through with it!
Page Nine©ur faulty
As its name suggests, this part of the Tatler is going to be about our faculty, especially about the new members. Now, be it known, ye editor is going to be in deep water immediately upon beginning this article for the simple but very good reason that he doesn’t know very many of the newer members of the faculty.
Mr. Weisert seems to be the “peppiest” member so we guess we will start off with him. As you all know, Mr. Weisert teaches science. Everybody likes him, in fact, ye editor is going to fight to get him again next year. “The Philosopher,” as he sometimes calls himself, is exceedingly interested in the school athletics, which he supports at all times. Among his achievements, Mr. Weisert may number his organizing of the Freshmen Club.
Next we come to Mr. Pancok. Mr. Pancok, like Mr. Weisert, teaches science. All the girls like him because he has such a pleasing way and such nice, plump, rosy cheeks.
But 0! Now we come to a fellow about whom we know almost enough to fill this book, so we will not say much about him. Bet you can’t guess who he is. He’s short but active, has nice, rosy cheeks of the Pancok tint, is good looking, ’never’ thin’. He doesn’t teach anything over here at High School, but as he is our coach, he gets counted as a member of the faculty family. Oh, gee! I gave it away. Yes, the man on the right guessed right, it’s Johnny MacWherter.
Now we come to Mr. Manhart. He’s the fellow who teaches the boys and girls to do arithmetic problems. No. not the little easy ones like we had in the grades, but arithmetic anyway.
Mr. Dougan teaches ancient history, but not from experience. Not at all, in fact, he did his bit in the world war, so you can see that he’s not at all ancient, even if you don’t know him.
Next on the program we will have a song, “Ave Maria,” sung in Latin by Miss Colgate. Lately we have heard a rumor around High School that she is some relative of the far famed tooth paste manufacturer. Be that as it may, the words of a song flow forth from her throat quite as easily and smoothly as the gritless tooth paste flows from the tube.
Oh yes, and we almost forgot Miss Dewing and Miss Yoxall, Miss Dewing is a good cook, all right. That’s natural though, for her subjects are cooking and sewing. She also has charge of the “caf”. All the girls like her.
Miss Yoxall is the little lady who keeps the girls in trim and close hauled by teaching them gym.
And speaking of gym teachers, we mustn’t fail to mention “Heinie” Harkless. His real name is John, but, as he told us when he first introduced himself to us to call him Heinie, we do. All the fellows like him, for, as they used to say in the days before Mr. Volstead became so popular, “he’s a jolly good fellow.”
Now Miss Esch comes to our notice. If we didn’t mention her in this number of the Tatler, after all her work in coaching plays, especially the Junior play, we’d sure be—well, we don’t know what to call ourselves. Say Miss Esch, we hope you’ll be with us again next year and for many years to come.
Then there’s Miss Felts. She teaches French, but she’s so quiet that we never hear anything to crack on her. We will say though, that if she’s still teaching French when we get out of High School, we’re sure coming back to take a postgraduate course in that subject.
Mr. Wood, we believe, has the honor of being the infant of the faculty. He teaches wood-work.
So be it! Now go ahead and look at the remaining of the handsome, and otherwise, maps strewn throughout the rest of the book.
Page TenPage ElevenCAROLYN WE1WPEN, A. B.
(Shurtleff College), Algebra
GEORGE C. R1TCHER
(Illinois State Normal), Manual Training
BERTHA BISHOP, Ph. B., A. M.
(University of Chicago), French
VINOT CARTWRIGHT, A. B.
NANCY A. LOWRY, A. B.
(Shurtleff College), English
LAURETTA PAUL, A. B.
(Shurtleff College), English
Page TwelveIRA OERTLI, B 5.
(Northwestern College), Chemistry
FRIEDA PERRIN. A. B
(Shurtleff College), English
E. R. SAYRE, M. A.
(University of Illinois), Science
BEULAH MULLINER, A. B., A. M.
R. V. SMITH
(McKemlree College), Agriculture
Page ThirteenMARY MAGUIRE
(University of Illinois), Music
(California University), Stenography, Typewriting
COEINA McPHAIL, Ph. B.
(Shurtleff College), Algebra
(Central Normal University), Stenography, Typewriting
ALICE GATES, Ph. B.
(Shurtleff College), Algebra
ADA COLGATE, A. B.
(Hanover College), Latin
Page FourteenIRENE DEGENHARDT
(Illinois State Normal), Commercial
W. M. SCHAEFER
(Illinois State Normal), Manual Training
MANONA KENNEDY, A. B.
(Western College), English
PAULINE JOHNSTON, A. B.
(University of Illinois), History
MILDRED RUTLEDGE, Ph. B.
(Shurtleff College), English
W. P. STALLINGS, B. S.
(Shurtleff College), Geometry
Page FifteenSARAH DEWING, A. B.
(University of South Dakota), Sewing-, Domestic Science
LOUIS PANCOK, B. S.
(Wisconsin University), Science
RUTH ESCH, A. B.
(University of Chicago), English
RICHARD WEISERT, A. M„ M. S.
(Washington University), Science
(Indiana State Normal), Commercial
GENEVIEVE FELTS, A. B.
(University of Wisconsin), French
Page SixteenD1NSMORE WOOD
(University of Kansas), Manual Training
VIRGIL DOUGAN, A. B.
(Univei'sity of Ohio), History
(Sargent School), Physical Education
JENNIE CATES, A. B.
(McKendree College), History
Page SeventeenCONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO MILTON DISTRICT INHABITANTS.
“Wa-all Joe, I hear ’at thar’s goin’ to bee a mighty big Senior class graduate from th’ High School this Spring.”
“Wall.Boaz, seems like that’s mighty like th’ looks o’ things, by gum. An’ y’ know, them thar remainin’ pupils is a goin’t’ miss a good many o’ th’ fellers in that thar class. Now ye take George Duncan, f’r instance. Now thet boy hes gone out f’r perty nigh every branch o’ athaletics in th’ course. An’ not on’y that, he’s been a star in all of ’em.”
“Yeah, an’ there’s that Eddie Wyckoff, th’ basket ball star, and theie’s Steve Dickenson, too. Then there’s thet Davis feller what got his ankle busted playin’ football, what promised to be such a star at th’ b’ginnin’ o’ th’ season, and a whole passall o’ other guys ’at ’ll be missed. Why come t’ think ’o ’t, th’ Seniors hes went an’ furnished over half o’ the teams this year.”
“Yeah, an’ maybe they didn’t turn out a swell number o’ th’ Tatler last year when they’s Juniors. But my boy says (he goes up there y’know, T I wouldn’t be able t’ tell y’ all this) ’at ’tain’t goin’ t’ be near as good as this year’s number, cause th’ business manager got up on th’ announcement platform an’ told ’em so. Wall, Boaz’ guess I’ll hev t‘ go home an’ milk now. ’hear th’ cows bawlin’. So long.”
“Guess I’ll go too, Joe. S’long.”
FEBRUARY CLASS, 192 3.
WILLIAM STORK, President
To be a great orator.
His distinguished air.
Writing his next speech.
CLYDE BOWERS, Vice-President
Hasn’t any that we know of.
Popularity with the fellows.
PAULINE HORN, Secretary
To be Pola Negri’s successor. Chief Accomplishment:
Page TwentyHARRY NEWMAN
To be a second Dan Webster. Distinguishing trait:
To be fat.
Chief accomplishment: Driving the Dodge. Hobby:
Shunning H. S. boys.
To win athletic fame.
Making all around her happy. Hobby:
GU1LBERT VAN CAMP
To be a lady’s man. Distinguishing trait:
Deterioration of the belt-line. Pet pastime:
Getting up a crowd of girls and going “autoing.”
Chief accomplishment: Quietness.
Being on time.
Maybe it’s to be an opera singer.
Well, he’ll get there yet. Distinguishing trait:
Page Twenty-oneRUSSEL WALTER
To be a student. Distinguishing trait: Cheerfulness Pet pastime:
Seems to be studying.
To be a choir director in London.
A model in the eye of all faculty.
To be a good horse-back rider. Chief accomplishment:
To go faster than the rest of the crowd.
To be a good dancer. Chief accomplishment Her chatter.
“Oh! My dod,” etc.
To be a miracle.
“Me and Bill and the Dodge.”
Page Twenty-twomyrtle carter
Queen of Greenwich V.llage.
Rolling her eyes.
To follow his dad’s footsteps. Distinguishing trait:
His ability to play the violin. Pet pastime:
Playing the violin.
To be an engineer. Distinguishing trait: Handsomeness Pet pastime:
GRADUATING CLASS A
Hix, Lulu................. 28
Mitchell, Dorothy......... 32
Sims, Lewana.............. 2G
Chaplin, Lela............. 15
GRADUATING CLASS A
Colonious, Dorothy........ 57
Merkle, Virginia.......... 51
O’Neill, Margaret............ 49%
Leech, Virginia........... 51
Fecht, Edith................. 45%
Bittick, James............ 40
Johler, Helen............. 38
Frohock, Omah.. 34 %
Hunt, Grace............... 34 %
Scovell, Alice............ 34
Raith, Rosena................ 31%
Wilder, Margaret 29
Elwell, Hewitt............ 29
Brown, Lora............... 27
Parker, Robert............ 24 %
Richardson, Louis......... 22 %
McGaughey, Hattie......... 20
Whitney, Ann.............. in A
Droste, Alma.........-.... 12 s
Clevenger, Marie.......... 11
Bennet, Eleanor........... 10
OF JUNE, 1923-
17 23 22%
18 22 27 17 21
33 26 32 31%
17.3 19.6 17
18.6 16.1 18.75
BERNARD DERWIN, President
Chief accomplishment: Cheer leader.
HELEN KABLE, Vice-President
To be fat.
Chief accomplishment: Disposition.
JOY CORBETT, Secretary
Seems like this boy is modeling himself after Bill Tilden.
Joy is sure a joy to the football coach.
Page Twenty-fourHATTIE McGAUGHEY
To teach school?????? Chief accomplishment:
A well-trained brain. Hobby:
To be vivacious. Chief accomplishment: Marcel wave. Hobby:
To be practical. Chief accomplishment.
Being a good sport. Hobby:
W. M. A.
To write poetry. Chief accomplishment: Reading.
We’ll tell you later. Chief accomplishment: Virgil.
To be loquacious. Chief accomplishment: Grades.
Page Twenty-fiveELEANOR BENNET
To teach school. Chief accomplishment: A’s in everything. Hobby:
To make first team. Distinguishing trait: Hair.
Athletics of all kinds.
To be a chemist. Distinguishing trait: Pep.
To be a solid geometry teacher.
Getting out of “gym”. Hobby:
See same thing under Horace Gladden.
Everybody says it, so we have to say it too. “That line.”
Pet pastime :
To be tall.
Athletics—chiefly basket ball.
Page Twenty-sixHEWITT ELWELL
To be a good fellow Distinguishing trait:
Talking with the fellows.
To have much talent Chief accomplishment: Her marcel.
To join a side show as the human skeleton.
To be a little shorter. Distinguishing trait:
Length: Width: 100; 1.
To live anywhere but Grafton.
All-star basket ball team. Hobby:
Correcting that cute brogue
To be a traffic cop.
Checking up on Gladys M. Hobby:
Page Twenty-sevenMAURICE HULL
Wow! Here’s another “seat buster.” Bet he wishes he ha.I a shape like Miles.
The way he plays football.
To be the best dressed girl in America.
To be willowy.
Chief accomplishment: Questions.
To be good looking.
To raise the best crops in the U. S. A.
To be a wizard of science.
Harold knocked ’em all cold on the gridiron. You have to hand it to the boy too, it was his first year out.
To regain those 25 bucks.
Making an impression.
Her weekly allowance? Well, maybe.
Page Twenty-eightTOM COLLINS
To be the exclusive owner of the world’s greatest jazz band.
“Aggravatin’ Papa” and the rest of ’em.
To be a second Bill Tilden. Chief accomplishment:
The way he has advanced toward his ambition.
To be dignified.
Chief accomplishment: Being a good sport. Hobby:
A. H. S.
Never to be tardy. Chief accomplishment: Clothes.
To find a place to sit down. Chief accomplishment:
Working hard so that some day he won’t have to think about work at all.
To be an old maid. Chief accomplishment: Giggling.
Page Twenty-ninEBEN RODGERS
To some day own the brick yard.
Graduating from A. H. S Hobby:
Having a good time.
To be sedate.
You can search us. We don’t know.
That way of his.
Being a good fellow .
Well, he’ll have to follow in his father’s footsteps if he keeps up with his bills.
To be a New York society belle.
Saying: “Oh! Isn’t that
To be an opera singer. Chief accomplishment: Charm.
To be a grand actor. Chief accomplishment: Individuality.
Impress the teachers. Chief accomplishment.
DWIGHT KORTE __
We know it’s something serious.
A good husky frame.
To be tall.
To be fat.
Chief accomplishment: Hiking
To be a business man.
Chief accomplishment: Being serious.
Locating bank books.
Page Thirty-oneKATHARINE ZIMMERMAN
To be tall.
A cute giggle.
“Doc” has made quite a tall boy of himself.
To succeed Mary Garden.
Passing without studying.
To be a credit to myself.
Showing my teeth.
To be able to “bust” some of the guys that “kid” him.
George was quite a little hero awhile back. Ho beat one of Steve’s cops to finding a robbed safe.
Page Thirty-twoHARRY WELCH
To be a sport.
She never longs.
Keeping quiet during assent bly.
To be the best dressed woman in the U. S.
To be a movie star. Chief accomplishment: Smiling.
His ever-present grin.
To speak in assembly period.
By the grades he gets, we should think it was studying Maybe we’re wrong, but????
To be an engineer, or some thing mechanical.
Page Thirty-thrc ?KATHRYN BRUNNER
To see a microbe.
A date a night.
Dancing and clothes.
Basket Ball Star.
Yelling at Helen O’Toole.
To be a wonderful journalist.
Writing poetry and saying cute things.
Fixing her hair.
To be Miss Wempen’s successor.
To have beautiful rings.
Getting her lessons.
Talking to Eleanor B.
To be a chorus girl.
Acting cute and coquettish.
Page Thirty-fourRAY BRYANT
“Dirty” hasn’t had any yet. Chief accomplishment:
Oh, how that boy can play football.
To be in the movies. Chief accomplishment: Modesty.
Not to resemble her twin.
Chief accomplishment: Disposition.
We all know so well that it doesn’t need to be told.
Calling on Ann.
To be frisky.
A’s and B’s.
“To be in Granite.” She’s hard now.
Being a chatter box.
Page Thirty-fiveRUSSEL DALE
To be a good all-around athlete.
A large circle of pals.
Teasing my sisters.
To drive that car to school.
To astound Europe with her music.
Basket ball games.
To do everything well.
To be a member of a jazz band, we’ll bet.
Bein’ with the “fella’s”.
To be an author. Chief accomplishment: Chemistry.
Page Thirty-sixMARY WALTON
To be valedictorian. Chief accomplishment.
To have the longest beau list in H. S.
To see Hi-Y grow.
His distinguished air.
Living up to the Hi-Y ideas.
To be a champion horsewoman.
Using her beautiful eyes to the best advantage.
To be a detective.
To burn the mid-night gas.
Athletics—he goes in for all branches of them.
We’ll bet he would sure like to be on the first football squad next Fall.
A place on the track team.
Going out for the different athletic teams.
Weve heard that Eddie has a job in a drug store down in Pie Town.
Schwabby took the part of the dog in last year’s Junior play.
To make things hum when he’s around.
“Punk” has sure become popular in the last few years.
To live and to learn.
Chief accomplishment. Popularity.
Page Thirty-eightLEROY ARNOLD
Mister Arnold seems to never want to be separated from his pal and chum, “Horse” Gladden.
Sticking to his “Horse” so far.
Reclining against the front of the handiest drug store.
To be an office girl. Chief accomplishment: A’s in everything. Hobby:
She keeps it to herself.
Chief accomplishment: Being sweet.
To ride a circus horse.
Chief accomplishment: Chemistry.
To be “loud.”
Chief accomplishment: Classes.
As Ralph is a quiet lad, we didn’t quite get his ambition.
Getting his necessary credits for graduation.
Page Thirty-nineMARIE LAUX
To kidnap all W. M. A. Chief accomplishment: Politics.
To be in the movies. Chief accomplishment: Using her eyes. Hobby:
To make something of himself.
Paulie has succeeded in making himself liked by all the fellows in Alton High.
This boy is too busy for a hobby.
To be a boy.
To be Valedictorian. Chief accomplishment: High grades.
To be a journalist. Chief accomplishment: Studies.
Page FortyCARROL PETERS
To become a good salesman.
Working part time and absorbing knowledge the rest of the time.
Looks like Walt’s slated to become a contractor.
Did you ever see some of those things he made in the manual training department?
Your brains were put on the top of your anatomy; see that they get top consideration.
“A stitch in time” may save embarrasment.
A person who will not be punctual should be punched. t
Punctuality is the first rung on the ladder of success.
A mind of your own is worth four of those of your friends.
Don’t lie. The truth is short, simple, and final; a lie goes on forever.
Page Forty-oneACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE JUNIORS.
Seniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, we come before you not to brag but to tell “Nothing but the Truth” about what we have done as a class since we entered Alton High School. Beginning at the first, we had the best exercises for graduation from Junior High School that had ever been held in Alton High. We also had, we believe, the largest class that had ever entered the portals of this school. We grew and developed as normal Freshies do, and if a member of outclass does not make the American Olympic rifle team after all the paper wad shooting we did, we’ll all be surprised.
As Sophomores we were “hot stuff”. Our class team won the inter-class track meet for the last time since then.
And now we have won another inter-class track meet. We have also just turned out the best Junior play that has ever been presented in Alton. Of course, part of the credit goes to Miss Esch, who coached the play.
But, ah ha-a-a, as the villian says, we are coming to the climax of our existence as students of Alton High School, namely, the production of the best Tatler that has ever been edited in the history of Alton High School. For more particulars about this astounding accomplishment see the Foreword on page four.
In one more year, those of us who receive all the credits that we are counting on, will leave you, Sophomores and Freshmen. We now take this chance to say that we hope you will all be much better off for our having been here.
CLASS OF JUNE, 1924.
ALLAN DEAN, President
Allan’s quite a lady killer He’s short of stature and black of hair;
When he smiles at them and says a word,
They start building castles in the air. •
MARY HUGHEY. Vice-President
Mary had a little lamb,
We do not know his name,
He surely is a “Lovin’ Sam”
That fact is very plain.
WALTER SCHENKE, Secretary
Walter Schenke come and play, Baseball season’s on its way, Batting average running high You’re a regular baseball guy.
Page Forty-fourPAUL WINKLER
This boy sometimes leads our cheering;
He does it with pep and vim.
For cheerfulness and good sportsmanship Few can surpass him.
Jibber jabber all the day This is all she has to say. This the tribute that we pay To little Florence Short.
He that fears a rosy cheek And wavy hair and vamping eye; Where ere he sees this maiden meek
Must still his beating heart and fly.
Here’s a boy named Marlowe Shrigley
He’ll make some stores like Piggly Wiggly;
In a few more years when he’s a man
A thousand men he will command.
Arthur’s hair stands on end He says it’s made that way,
In Algebra his hand does bend, And bi-ings him forth an “A.”
Helen with her short bobbed hair Doesn’t wear a haughty air.
Just get acquainted and you will
What a good pal she can be.
Page Forty-fiveJOYCE BROOME
From the lone star state this maiden came,
And here in Alton won her fame.
She’s gentle, honest, meek and mild
And mother’s dear little angel child.
Dolly is a druggist;
Howard is his name,
Serving sundaes keeps him busy
Which day by day ads to his fame.
Of all the girls in Alton High We have one sweet tempered lass. This one is bashful and is shy And never late to class.
Eddie Sawyer, bright and gay, Strolled to town, one fine bright day;
As he passed old Alton High My, Oh my! How he did sigh. (?)
Clifford is an artist,
You can tell that by his looks In his family he is the smartest For he always studies his books.
Alton High would be mighty dead If it wasn’t for Erlene,
And all around her joys are spread
By a smile that is serene.
Page Forty-sixMARK WILLIAMS
Bring on the girls by the flocks
’Cause I need someone to mend my socks;
Red haired, black haired, any kind at all,
But just remember, they can’t be tall.
Harold Brown is a business man
If he doesn’t make a success, no one can;
He says people have many funny crazes
When they have pictures taken of their faces.
Lorraine Wilton, short and snappy, Always at our games is peppy.
In the classroom he is happy;
Over him the girls go daffy.
Johnny Berner, broad and short, Is really a very good sport.
When he works and when he tumbles,
Other of us does he humble.
A valuable girl was Virginia Koch In arranging the news in our Tat-ler book,
She worked all night, she worked all day,
Still she smiled as though it were play.
Oh, Albert’s tall and handsome, But he doesn’t like the girls a bit, If one would dare to speak to him He’d probably have a fit.
Page Forty-sevenJEAN HENLEY
Joan Henloy is terribly rushed; Each night she has a date.
If this procedure does not cease, What will be her fate?
Spark Plug, Barney, Andy Gump, Don keeps the foot ball team on the jump.
How he does it none can tell,
But he sure makes them play like —everything.
They sent their son to High School, When he came home, alack!
They had spent a thousand dollars And got a “quarter back.”
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, Never saw a girl that’s sweeter, Put her in classes with the best She’s sure to keep up with the rest.
Did you ever see “Bernie’ with a frown?
Did you ever see “Bernie” cast down?
Did you ever?
No, you never!
John never gets demerits For he is always good.
He never plays or whispers, We don’t believe he could.
Page Forty-eightMARK LEHMKUHL
Although he is quiet In many a way,
He Was sure a star In the Junior play.
Little and modest, dainty and sweet,
She trips along on her tiny feet.
And when you meet her on the street,
She strikes you as one you would like to meet.
This charming little lassie Some day will have fame,
But take advice from the Tatler And never become vain.
Ever hear of Franklin Smith ? You’ll answer, “I hope so.” There’s another boy he’s always with,
His brother, Gordon, you know.
He’s a true gentleman,
An accomodating man;
He’ll help you if you need his aid, And do all that he can.
Maiden with the flaxen hair, Iluried up the H. S. stair. Said, “My grade may be a B But ne’er as low as C or D.”
Page Forty-nineLUCIAN SCHULENBERG
Lucian usually is friendly And in a cheerful frame of mind. He’s the biggest little chatter-box That you could ever find.
Esther has beautiful eyes, And such a winning; way.
As a scholar and a student She will win fame some day.
A voice so thrilling never was heard;
It sounds just like a singing bird. If you want to hear her anytime, Just whistle a tune and give her a dime.
Marion is quite a stepper; Quite a curious little dame, Sometime in the future A “Gent” will change her name.
Ethel is a little??? dear;
So small we scarcely know she’s here.
Until she stands us on our ear, Then we know she’s very near.
Little Olive Grabbe came Here four years to stay,
To liven up old Caesar And drive the gloom away.
Page FiftyALMA DUESSE
She is a very lively lassie She talks and giggles all the day. She has bobbed her hair an 1 curled it up,
“Quite the berries,” we will say.
Just call on this “boy wonder”
If you want some melody,
He’ll take a piccalo from his pocket And pipe a tunc for thee.
Marion likes it better at Alton High She likes the racket and the noise, We wonder if she doesn’t like it too Because here there are some boys.
Quiet anti shy as a daisy,
As bright as a buttercup, When other folks feel lazy, She is sure to wake them up.
Raynor never breaks a rule,
And so he’s always late for school. He made this rule himself, you see, And thinks it’s fine as it can be.
Richard! Richard! What makes you so smart ?
Really and truly, you’re no bigger n
But listen my readers and you shall hear, . , ,
All the girls in A. H. think he s a dear.
Page Fifty-oneMILDRED LIVELY
Peaches anti cream complexion, Lots of golden hair,
That descirbes Mildred’s appearance,
Her disposition’s just as rare.
Cows like lettuce Pigs like squash,
I like to show off, Yes, by gosh.
Little Almyra Alexander Had a fight with a great big gander,
Altho’ Almyra is rather small She vamped the old goose and that was all.
In order to appreciate her One has to know her well,
Of all her traits and characteristics We never coultl tell.
Sing a song of sixpence A pocket full of rye,
I will never leave here No matter how hard I try.
Wilma, Wilma, why do you flirt so With every fellow that comes your way?
You drive all flappers into distraction,
So tell us your secret, I pray.
Page Fifty-twoED. HULL
Altho’ in athletics He hasn’t won fame,
The girls all adore him So he’s still in the game.
Shy and timid,
Ye't very sweet,
In her studies,
She is hard to beat.
Mildred Henny Lost a penny Now the poor child Hasn’t any.
First one on the “Honor Roll,” “A’s” has he by the score,
And at the beginning of every term,
He starts out to get some more.
Here’s a manly lad for you,
He’s afraid of nothing,
He steps right up and says, “What next?”
And you’d better not be bluffing
Maude is a girl just awful tall But beauty also has she,
And the bovs for her most always fall,
In ones and twos and threes,
Page Fifty-threeSWAIN BENEDICT
This boy has many hobbies;
He’s chiefly interested in track work,
Tho’ he’s absent from school a great deal,
Never from his work does he shirk.
Another member of the Taller Board,
A very hard worker is he,
He attends all our games in his Ford
And is as loyal as one coul 1 I c.
Robert is a nervous wreck;
In his affairs don’t try to mingU. The cause is, Tatler work, by heck; He talks in rhyming couplet jingle.
Policeman, calling on Mr. Isaacstein at 5 a. m.: “Your store
was broken into last night and half your stock was carried off.”
Isaacstein: “Sufferin’ cats but ain’d 1 lucky? I shust marked
everything down 25 per cent yesterday.”
Willie had swallowed a penny, and his mother was in a state of alarm.
“Helen,” she called to her sister in the next room, “send for a doctor; Willie has just swallowed a penny!”
The terrified and frightened boy looked up imploringly.
“No, mamma,” he interposed, “send for the minister.”
“The minister?” asked the mother incredulously. “Why the minister?”
“Because papa says he can get money out of anybody.”
A little chap was offered a chance to spend a week in the country, but refused. Coaxing, pleading, arguing, promising of untold wonders, alike brought from him nothing but the stuborn ultimatum: “No
country for me!’
“But why not?” some one asked finally.
“Because,” he responded, “they, have thrashing machines down there, and its bad enough here where it’s done by hand—Interior.
PAUL COUSLEY, President
One of the members of our Tat-ler Staff Is our worthy Editor Paul If it wasn’t for his work and jolly laugh,
There wouldn’t be any Tatler at all.
Of Cornelius Grabbie There isn’t much to say; Having reached High School, He intends to stay.
DOROTHY HOPKINS, Secretary
Does she love “him”?
Or Does she not?
She told us once But we’ve forgot
Page Fifty-fiveROBERT LULY
Robert Luly is fond of “gym” Because it helps to make him thin; His motto is, as you shall hear, “Get thin by music” so never fear.
Will die before she’ll Hunk What a brave maiden Is this Helen Junck
When you get married And go to the shows,
Keep your eyes on the picture And don’t look at your former beaux.
Talk and giggle, giggle and talk Forever, ever, and ever;
Most people have to stop for breath,
But Lucia stoppeth never.
In future years When this you see, 1 wonder what Your name will be.
Oh, what a noble lawyer This lad will make,
Only, never stutter,
For it will never take.
Page Fifty-sixZ1ZZIE AUGUSTUS
When you get married And Clarence is cross,
Pick up the poker
And show him you’re boss.
Alton Hildebrand is bashful and shy,
On him many girls cast a wicked eye;
But little Alton they cannot bluff,
For like his brother, he knows his stuff.
When Ann is at a W. M. A. dance, No one else ever has a chance; She gets many “bids” but sends regrets
Because she can’t be bothered about cadets.
’Tis Lloyd who makes her heart beat,
She says he loves her some;
He makes her heart go thump, thump,
Just like a big bass drum.
I asked several what to say about her
And this is their reply,
“Olga has a very fine title, as ‘The cutest girl in Alton High’.”
You’re noble, you’re witty, You’re single, what a pity; Alton’s single for your sake, What a couple you’d make
Page Fifty-sevenVERNA BUNYAN
I thought and thought And thought in vain;
At last I thought 1 would write her name.
II. Windsor is a studious boy;
He loves to come to school,
He always obeys the teacher’s command,
And never breaks a rule.
They call her a “vamp”
But she don’t give a lick, ’Cause she’d rather be that Than to be called a “stick.”
Eleanor is your name, Alton is your station; Happy be the little man That makes the alternation.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue; Virginia picked a lemon When Harry she drew.
Shes’ a mighty good sport And she sure is sweet,
Just the kind of a girl We all love to meet.
Page Fifty-eightIRVIN QUICKERT
Irvin is a model boy;
He never laughs for fear A teacher whom he hasn’t seen May suddenly appear.
She is a good girl She leads a good life; She’ll get a good husband, She’ll make a good wife.
She’ll neveY B She’ll never B She’ll always B
Naughty little vampire Cunning little lass And yet you are always At the head of your class.
Children should be seen, not heard, Is what my teachers say,
And so I never make a sound Unless they say I may.
Myra is a quiet lass She doesnt’ have much to say; Each day she recites in class So the “10th” hour she won’t stay.
Page Fifty-nineHARRIET BLACK
When you are married And live upstairs, Don’t get stuck up And put on airs.
This boy isn’t much;
But his purpose is such, He’ll get there, no question, By auto-suggestion.
Mary takes her sister’s advice On how to treat young gents;
If she’d disobey once or twice, She’d have a lot more sense.
She is sometimes late for school But never gets a “blessin’ ”, Because you see she’s privileged, She takes her violin lesson.
O, here, O, here, comes Helen Foval,
You know she is always late;
But I think after this she’ll make a new rule
And try to get up before eight.
Why is Franklin so very sad,
He always was such a cheerful lad. The dreadful game of tiddle-de-wink
Put his pocket-book on the blink.
Page Sixty-oneSOPHOMORES, JUNE, 1925SOPHOMORES, FEBRUARY, 1926FRESHMEN, JUNE, 1926Page Sixty-fivey
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FEBRUARY, 1927HONOR ROLL
SECOND SEMESTER, 1921-1922.
Alice Gerson Alex Whitefield
Anna Margaret Cole Paul Cousley
Coralice Clark Ethel Culp Inez Fessler Mary Louise Gissal Charles Lessner Adele Oetken Alverna Rausch Ethel White
Ella Feddersen Caroline Haberer
Homer Duffey Lydia Feddersen Ethel Glanzel Dancey Smith 4-1 Class
Dorothy Colonius Margaret O’Neill
3-2 Class Edna Bauer Eleanor Bennett James Bittick Lora Brown Alma Droste Edith Fecht Virginia Leech Alice Schreiber Alice Scovell
3-1 Class Grace Hunt Dorothy Meisenheimer
Louise Campbell Oliva Dependahl Leola Dougherty Lydia Schaperkotter Egon Siegerist Dixon Voorhees Jack Voorhees
Mary Brown Lulu Hix Virginia Merkle Rosena Raith Lewana Sims
Marie Clevenger Thelma Duffey Hewitt Elwell Letitia Freeman Virginia Gent Philip Gissal Horace Gladden Helen Johler Hattie McGaughey Joe Marston Paul Miller Robert Parker Ailsa Purdy Louis Richardson
3-2 Class (Cont.)
Mary Walton Ann Whitney Margaret Wilder
Ruby Harris Pauline Knapp Roger McBrien Mildred Rich Ethel Smith Paul Winkler
Harold Brown Lawrence Brown Edward Carr Allan Dean Chester Hatfield Mildred Henny Allen Heskett Bernadette Merkle Raymond Montgomery Ruby Moore Mary O’Neill Erline Owsley Melba Owsley Edward Sawyer
2-1 Class Wilma Buck Virginia Corbett Olga Fors
2-1 Class (Cont.)
Helen Frenz Thomas Harlow Irwin Quickert Franklin Smith Rose Willoughby
Mary Bowman Charlotte Brandeweide Laverne Brokaw Elizabeth George James Hull Anna Jungck Marian Maus Mildred Peters
Robert Faris Dora Harper Beulah Harris Melba Hayes Wm. Kaslick Opal Lessner Raloh Moslander Rolla Mottaz Dorothy Rice Herman Rickermann Elbert Ruyle A llan Scovell Chas. Smith Lois Stevenson Fred Tuemmler
Page Sixty-eightHONOR ROLL
FIRST SEMESTER, 1922-1923.
Dorothy Mitchell Alice Murdock Gilbert Vancamp
Dorothy Colonius Margaret O’Neill, Rosena Raith Alice Scovell Margaret Wilder Edna Bauer James Bittick Lora Brown Hewitt Elwell Edith Fecht Helen Johler Virginia Leech Hattie McGaughey
Almyra Alexander Marie Connor Grace Hunt Alexander Whitfield
Harold Brown Mary O’Neill
Wilma Buck Paul Cousley Charles Lessner Anna Cole
Inez Fessler Elizabeth George Alveme Rausch
Ella Fedderson Caroline Haberer Beulah Harris Herman Rickerman
Corrine Gideon Adelaide Horn Mildred Maupin Harold Montgomery Virginia Olive
Lynn Bratfisch Evelyn Brecht Lulu Hix Ralph Matthey
Omah Frohock Hope Jackson Virginia Merkle Ann Whitney Alma Droste Robert Parker Alice Schreiber Mary Walton Letitia Freeman
Pauline Knapp Dorothy Meisenheimer Ethel Smith Paul Winkler
Flora Adams Helen Christoe Virginia Corbett Raymond Montgomery Allen Heskett
William Burton William Dennison
Charlotte Brandeweide Marion Maus Adele Oetken Mildred Peters
1-2 Class Pauline Bug Robert Faris Melba Hays Opal Lessner Dorothy Rice Allan Scowell Charles Smith Frederick Tuemmler
Nancy Benedict Glenn Combs Lyman Dunn Jewel Goodnight Mildred Howard Richard Lehne Bernard Rickerman John Sanders Erma Vogelpohl
Page Sixty-nineRECOGNITION DAY
Wo have assembled this morning to show honor to those pupils of the High School who, through native ability and diligent attention to business, have won for themselves a place on the Scholarship Roll of the school.
Life would be a bare and barren thing indeed, if stripped of all the symbols about which cluster the memories and aspirations and ei motions of many generations of men. The symbol may be and usually is, a thing of little intrinsic value; but because of what it suggests, it is valuable and impressive.
The flag is but a bit of colored cloth, cheap bunting or more costly silk, never of very great value, not embellished with embroidery or crusted with jewels; but because of what it stands for, men gladly risk in its defense hardship and suffering, even mutilation and death. The cross, whether hewn out of stone or fashioned of gilded wood, is not a form of surpassing beauty, it has no architectural importance, yet because of what it represents, it awakens in the mind of the beholder feelings of reverence such as are aroused by no other form that the hand of man has fashioned ; even many who do not profess faith in it would not willingly see it desecrated. So with many other symbols which embellish and dignify life; they are precious and important because, at a single glance, they suggest to the beholder more than the tongue of the most eloquent orator can express in a long oration.
One of these symbols which has come down to us from remote antiquity is the triumphal arch. When the victorious Roman general returned to the imperial city, an arch of triumph was erected, decorated with inscriptions and carvings to perpetuate the memory of his victory; and through this arch of triumph the victorious general led his triumphant soldiers. Ever since those early days the arch has stood as the symbol of victory. When France was flushed and inspired by the victories of Napoleon, she set up in beautiful Paris her famous Arch of Triumph, the largest in existence. When in the World War our own great city of New York wished to do honor to the crusaders o. liberty, she set up in her busy streets a Triumphal Arch.
The victors have, of course, won their victory before they pass through iiie arch; otherwise they have no right to march through. But the arch stands as public recognition of the value of the conquest; and so long as men remain men, they will wish not only to win victories, but to have victory recognized.
So, on this Recognition Day, we have set up on this platform our Aic.i oj iViumph, decked in the school colors, the ruby red and the silver gray. Our honor students, like the victors of old, have already won tneir victory; but we ask them to march through the arch in puouc recognition o fthe fact that what they have accomplished is worth while. And this High School arch is more than a mere symbol
Page Seventyof victory; it represents a door wide open to larger opportunities; for students who distinguish themselves through persistent effort and steady attention to duty will find an open door where their fellow students may find the door shut, if not locked and barred.
We have heard very much of late years of the importance of a High School education. Every one knows how many doors are shut in the faces of boys and girls who have not at least a High School diploma. The High School diploma is not accepted everywhere at its face value, however. Take the matter of college entrance. Many colleges, it is true, accept the diploma of any accredited school. There are many colleges and universities, however, that scrutinize very carefully the school records of applicants. Some, like the University of Chicago, require that a High School shall certify to them only those students whose school average is about ten per cent higher than the passing grade of the school. In response to such requirements, many of our best high schools have established two standards, a passing grade, which entitles the student to a diploma, and a higher grade, called the certification grade, which entitles the pupil to certification to the college of his choice. This does not mean, of course, that a graduate of such school who fails to make the certification grade is excluded from college; but he does not find an open door; he must humbly knock and present credentials in the form of entrance examinations, successfully passed.
I know of no more mischievous bit of misinformation than the statement often repeated, that the honor men at school or college are likely to disappear from view soon after graduation, while the men at the foot of the class, who pride themselves on doing just enough work to get by, are usually brilliantly successful in later years. I do not know how such a fairy tale ever originated, for it has no basis in fact; it was conceived, perhaps, by some of those men at the foot of the class, who, as Caesar tells us, “willingly believe that which they wish.” Statistics show how utterly false are such statements about the unimportance of successful effort in school and college. I do not assert that all honor men succeed or that all men who do poor work in school and college fail in after life. But this I do assert and my assertion is amply supported by reliable statistics: if on this side we have 1,000 honor graduates, and on this, 1,000 men who ranked at the bottom of their classes, not all of the first group wil succeed in later life, not all of the second group will fail; but the per cent of success will be many times greater in the first group than in the second. College is but a small part of life, it is true; but the same qualities which make for success in college—intelligence, plus, willingness to use it, plus capacity for hard work—are qualities in demand the world over. And so, as we watch our honor students pass through this arch, we imagine we see them marching through the open door of opportunity. B. W. F.
Page Seventy-oneTHE WIGWAM
Helen Johler..............................................Laughing Water
Mary O’Neill............................................Minnie Ha! Ha!
Orton Wisegarver......................................Think’um Big Man
Virginia Lynn................................................Wahoo Dancer
Helen Hamer 1 XT T„
. T . ..............................Heap Little Papoose
Anna Jungk J
Alexander Koch............................................Sleek’um Hair
Abner Barr.......................................Heap Big Spitfire
Claude Megowen........................................Arrow Head
Helen Kable..................................Fairest of the Tribe
Dorothy Megowen........................................Dew of June
Allan Dean..............................Big Chief of Junnior Tribe
Miss Mulliner................................................White Owl
Mr. Schaefer.................................Last of the Mohicans
Mr. Pancok...................................Heap Big Pale Face
Mr. Oertli..............................Father of the Ninth Watch
Mr. Sayre....................................Heap Big Squaw Man
Horace Gladden............................Big Rider of Virgil Pony
Mr. Stallings............................................Feathered Warrior
Edward Schwab }
Howard Whiteside I................Chiefs of the Hollow Head Tribe
Robert Tyner j
Reginald Boyd...........................................Fleet Foot
Robert Luly.............................-........Rushing Tornado
Kenneth Schulenberg..........................Heap Big Book Digger
Bill Drummond...................... •-.................Hawk Eye
Tweedie Parsons...............-................Brilliant Blankets
Mary Walton..........................................Cooing Dove
Wilson Baker..................................................Open Ears
Katy Zimmerman.............................................Weeping Willow
Mary Gissal.................................................Little Beaver
Paul Cousley...................................................Red Fox
Ethel White.............................................Sun Beam
Lucille Young........................................Silver Moon
Homer Henderson..............................Heap Too Much Grin
Hazel Ash...............................................Two Trees
Page Seventy-twoPage Seventy-threeDEBATE CLUBPRO AND CON DEBATE CLUB
This year the debate club has been organized into two groups by the faculty advisor of the debate club, Miss Esch.
The name of one group is “Pro” and the other is “Con”. The teams from each side alternate in taking the affirmative and negative side of each debate. The side winning the most debates will be entertained by the losing team at the end of the semester.
We debate on questions concerning current problems, and school interest, such as: Resolved, “That the Norris resolution should be adopted.” Resolved, “That a bus line should be introduced between Chicago and St. Louis.” Resolved, “Separate schools for girls and boys should be maintained.”
We meet at 7 :30 p. m. on the first and third Wednesdays in each month. There is always a good program, and a social hour after the debate. The meetings are open to all pupils. The club is not entirely for ready-made debaters, but for would-be debaters.
The officers of the Debate Club are:
Delegate-at-large ................Edith Shaw
NOVELTIES WE WOULD WELCOME:
A non-leakable fountain pen.
A dictionary of gauranteed-to-be-asked exam questions with answers given in the notes.
A bundles of self-started themes on desired subjects such as descriptions, short stories, Wordsworth, etcetera.
An automatic knowledge absorber with attachment for the head. A season ticket to Gudells.
Desks with lounge attachments.
French classes “Sans Les Verbes.”
Latin minus syntax Dateless history.
An English course not requiring themes.
Red-inkless returns—(exam, papers).
Page Seventy-fiveDRAMATIC CLUBDRAMATIC CLUB.
The Dramatic Club is a club to which any student in the High School is eligible. Any boy or girl who is interested in dramatics can be a member. The club was organized in September, and holds its meetings every other Friday during the second hour. Its present officers are: Charles Lessner, president; Pauline Knapp, vice-presi-
dent; Robert Luly, secretary; and Lester Meyer, treasurer. Mary Walton is delegate to the Consolidated Clubs. Miss Rutledge is the adviser of the club. Each meeting several of the members take part in a short play. One play has been given during the assembly period. Pauline Bug, Mark Williams, and Charles Lessner, were the students in the play. By attending all the meetings, or all but one, the student is given one-tenth credit.
The Girls’ Student Council under the direction of Miss Doody, and the Boys’ Student Council under the direction of Mr. MacWherter, were reorganized at the beginning of the year. The councils have continued the work of former councils, thus creating a closer relationship between the faculty and the student body.
The Girl’s Student Council, with the aid of several boys of the High School, have endeavored to improve the appearance of the building, by cleaning up all waste paper. They have succeeded in being of great aid to the janitors.
The Boys’ Student Council undertook to guard all clothing left in the dressing room of the gym. They, too, succeeded in their work.
Miss Doody has proved a very capable and tactful adviser and is greatly appreciated by all the girls.
Mr. MacWherter has been, as usual, a real success in his work.
The officers of the Students Councils are: Girls, Virginia Koch,
president; Flora Adams, vice-president; Mary O’Niell, secretary. Boys, Donald Butler, president; Paul Vine, secretary.
Page Seventy-seven“SOPHOMORE” STAFFTHE SOPHOMORE
“The Sophomore,” which appears among us the first of each school month, is the handiwork of the Sophomore Class.
For three years, The Sophomore has set forth the news of the High School, and has presented the best work turned out by A. H. S. scribes.
After publishing “The Sophomore” on a subscription basis this year, the Staff feels that it is establishing “The Sophomore” as a permanent A. H. S. institution.
Assistant Advertising Manager..........
......... Inez Fessler
.......... Anna Jungk
....Mary Louise Gissal
Frederick Zimmerman Herman Rickermann Miss Kennedy
YOU SHALL KNOW THEM BY:
His Smile ... Dolly Whiteside
His Teeth ... Spence Cantril
The Part in His Hair - “Doc” McBrien His Chin - - - Walter Wuellner
His Dancing ... George Beall His Grin ----- Mr. Dugan His Freckles - - Clayton (Huck) Krug
His Dimples - - - Wm. Dennison
His Clean-shaven Face - Reynolds Marr
His Feet - Harry Hile
His Eyes - - - Harry Welch
His Ears - Ray Bryant
Page Seventy-nineFRESHMEN CLUBTHE CONSOLIDATED CLUB.
The consolidated System of Clubs was started in the High School to try to make the Clubs more interesting.
This System took effect at the beginning of the semester of 1923. Instead of each Club meeting when it felt like it, the Club met on certain days, this then kept the Clubs from conflicting with one another regarding meetinsgs. Then there was the problem, how often should they meet? Some met four times a semester, some nine, and another met eleven. This was remedied by having the Clubs meet eight times a semester, of which a pupil had to attend six to get his credit.
The government of the Consolidated meet once a month, and at that meeting the secretaries gi e a report of their Clubs, any new questions are brought up, and the officers of all the Clubs have a say in their solution. This promoted good will.
If a club should give an entertainment, the proceeds go to a common treasury, of which any Club has the privilege to use when it feels necessary. Thus the Clubs can be of more service to the school. Although so far it has not been time tried, this System has proven to be satisfactory. The officers are:
Vice President...................................James Hull
THE FRESHMEN CLUB.
The Freshmen Club of Alton High School was organized in February, 1923. It is composed of first year pupils and is to serve as a means of training the Freshmen to govern themselves. The officers are therefore all first year pupils.
Vice President...............................Erma Vogelpohl
Other purposes of the Club as abstracted from the constitution
are to set up and maintain a high standard of conduct in the school, to create a fellowship and help in all school activities, and to be of civic help to the community.
Page Eighty-oneRADIO CLUBTHE RADIO CLUB.
In October, 1923, a group of radio enthusiasts met and organized a radio club. The first semester they did not receive credit for their work and therefore did not do much.
The second semester they combined with the Science Club. The president, Jack Young, conceived the idea of organizing all the clubs in a consolidated movement. A special representative was to represent the Radio Club at the meetings of the Consolidated Clubs.
Then credit was given the members of the Radio Club and they started to work. Many interesting experiments have been performed, not only in radio but in all branches of science. Hereafter the Radio Club will be one of the leading clubs of the High School.
The officers for the present semester are:
Harold Powell..................................Vice President
Sophie Challacombe....Special Delegate to Consolidated Clubs
POPULAR AFFINITIES AT A. H. S.
Chewing Gum.............................................. Desks
Tardy Marks...........................................Tenth Hour
Pencils..................................Somebody Rise’s Locker
Triumphal Arch.................................. Honor Students
Crowds ................................................. Halls
Clock .....................................................Paper Wads
Fountain Pens............................................No Ink
Upstairs Hall...............Birds (Wise, Stuffed, and otherwise)
Page Eighty-threePage Eighty-four
JUNIOR PLAY CASTTHE TRUTH ABOUT “NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.”
SAVAGE’S CIGAR STORE:
“Say, Red, ain’t that Maudie MePhiilips THE Berries?”
“You said it, kid, hasn’t she got the lamps!”
“I’ll say so. She had some line. F'lora Adams is some kid, too!”
“You tell em, Bernadette was the fishes’ adenoids, what say?”
“Huh—no wonder Townsend wanted to give the play again, lucky dog!”
“Yep, Sherwood, it was rare stuff. How’d ya like to have a maid like Laverne around your joint?”
“Say, boy, I’d stay home a lot, sure stuff.”
“Old Franklin pulled off his work well. Glad I didn’t have to do it.”
“Well, so long, those girls sure were the bee’s knees.”
TEACHER’S CLOAK ROOM:
“Jean has such a sweet voice, I think.”
“Charming, she was too funny when she wept.’
“Miss Esch, you are to be congratulated on your cast. They were perfectly chosen.”
“Weren’t they? Allen is »o dignified, but Dorothy was quite his match.”
“Did you ever see any one so haughty and withering!”
“Really, 1 am still sore from laughing, and my nose pinchers persisted in falling off when I giggled.”
“Oh, Dorothy, wasn’t he too adorable!—anti when he just whispered, ‘ten thousand dollars, ten thousand dollars,’ I just trembled, I was so thrilled.”
“He was marvelous—”
“—Oh, and didn’t you nearly die when Mark stepped out in that cute little mustache—’
“I just screamed! He looked too darling for words.”
“—And so Frenchie, don’t you think?”
“Speaking of screams, I had convulsions over Harold Bug. The same old Harold, just as hard-boiled as ever.”
“That patent leather hair, I just fell fiat!”
“Girls, I’ll think of that play every time I hear those pieces the orchestra
“Say, I’m hear to tell you, we have SOME orchestra!”
“That ‘deucedly clevah’ little bishop. I wouldn’t mind Him tweaking my nose.” “My dear, he was killing.”
Partners of the bet
Robert Bennett, who will tell the truth E. M. Ralston, who bets that Bob can’t Dick Donnelly Clarence Van Dusen Bishop Doran -Gwendlyn Ralston, in love with Bob Mrs. E. M. Ralston, bewildered wife of E. Ethel Clark, friend of Gwendolyn Sabel Jackson |
Mabel Jackson t
Martha, the maid
Franklin Townsend Allen Heskett f Harold Bug
I Mark Lehmkuhl
Raymond Montgomery Bernadette Merkle Dorothy Colonius Jean Henley j Maud MePhiilips ij Flora Adams
Page Eighty-fiveHIGH SCHOOL
ORCHESTRAPage Eighty-sevenCOACH MAC WHERTER
In his second year as mentor of the Alton eleven, Coach MacWherter, better known as “Mac” showed his ability even more this year than last. He and his team missed by one game the district championship. With nine letter men and a reserve of second team men of last year, he produced a powerful eleven that beat the invincible Jacksonville and Normal U. Highs. These teams were considered the best two teams, excepting Champaign, in our state. Though there were many casualities this year, it did not smother Mac’s determination. Broken collar bones, broken wrists, broken ankles were just some of the handicaps the coach had to overcome. With his perseverance he was always capable of filling the vacant position with a fellow who did credit to himself. The graduation of nearly all of this years letter men will make the task more severe for coach Mac Wherter to produce an equally good eleven next fall. Next year we hope to grasp the championship which we missed by so narrow a margin. Do. your stuff, “Mac”, we’re for you.
Don (Fighting) Butler was pilot of the 1922 eleven and filled the captaincy like the veteran he is. This was his third year of football. From his position at center he directed his team to victory except the two defeats we received at the hands of the Carlinville crew and the Roodhouse champions. He was as alert and brainy as any center could be. Although his injured knee kept him out of a few games, his endurance while in was extraordinary. He played with grit and spirit which made him one of the greatest captains that donned the Alton High colors. We are sorry you left us and your absence will be noticed.
CAPTAIN-ELECT CANTR1LL, Quarterback
Spence was the brains of the team, and the coach could not have chosen a better leader. He could run, pass, and out-kick any of his opponents. In the Jacksonville game, he proved his ability as a punter. It was due to his booting that the game was won. In broken-field running, and carrying back punts, he was a necessity. His quick thinking, good judgment, and his accuracy in choosing the right play at the right time, were astonishing. As a reward for his brilliancy on the gridiron last year, he was elected pilot of the forth-coming eleven of next fall. May it be a good one!
Page Eighty-eightBOWERS, End
Graduation is the ruination of many good teams, and it has again paid us a visit, claiming Bowers, our star end. Clyde proved to be a reliable man for the end position, and helped to make Mac’s 1922 machine what it was. As last year, he again starred in the Jacksonville fray, making the only touchdown of the game. He is fast in running down punts and can tackle. Bowers plays hard and gives his all to gain a victory for the old Red and Grey.
LOST—A cog in last year’s football team. Finder return to Johnny Mac.
As a knight of the gridiron, Bryant has shown brightly. He is a low-running, hard-hitting line smasher. He made holes and tore his opponents’ lines to threads. He was very popular with his fellows and the fans; but just the opposite with opponents. In his second year of football Bryant proved to be a valuable asset to Mac’s great machine. Graduation will claim Ray.
At passing, Bell was a shark. His passing was accurate and reliable. He threw the ball with speed, and very few of his aerial attacks were intercepted. Bell was also a first-class broken-field runner. He could dodge and twist away from his opponents. He was fast, and convinced the fans that he could gain ground. It was his second and last year of football.
WANTED—Halfback for 1923.
Mac's Want Ads bring results.
Page Eighty-nineCORBETT, Utility Man
Small, but as mighty as Hercules, Corbett filled his position with brilliancy. He could play every position in the line to suit the occasion. lie was indeed a great comfort to the coach for he knew he could place him where he was most needed. He always played a good brand of football. He was filled with fighting blood, and was responsible in an indirect way, for many touchdowns. Joy is a natural born pigskin pusher. His presence will be missed in the ranks of next year’s squad.
HAROLD POWELL, Guard
Powell was the most reliable man on the team. He trained hard and practiced equally as well. His side of the line was as tight as a drum. No plays could be shoved through the Stonewall Powell side of the line. It was his first year and showed what determination will do. He possessed an ideal football physique and put it to use while on the gridiron. As graduation will claim him, all that will come back to us are memories of his brilliant playing.
JOHN “LEAD” COBECK, Tackle
Like Smith, Cobeck was also a valuable substitute. He has the size and everything to make a good man for next year. In the games in which he played he showed that he is capable of great things on future elevens. If he is eligible (?) “Lead” will certainly be one of the mainstays of the 1923 eleven.
Page NinetyWYCKOFF, Ouarterback
Eddie like Davis, had the bad luck to break his collar bone early in the season. As his position at quarterback was hard to fill, his absence at that station left the team without a director. Wyckoff started the season well, his passing; was excellent, and his ability to call signals made him a valuable man. He will not be with us next year. Too bad.
In his second year of football, Duncan displayed a brand of football not often played on High School elevens. He has the old fighting spirit and grit that a linesman should have. He was a stone wall on defensive and could hit hard and make holes on the offensive. As a tackle he always got his man if he came through his side of the line. He caused his opponents considerable worry. George has ended his career on the gridiron, a good one it has been. His loss will leave another gap in the line of 1922.
LESLIE “RED” NICOLET, Guard
Another fighting Irishman. Small but scrappy. His size did not prevent him from breaking through the opponents’ opposition. He always managed somehow to produce results. Mac always relied upon “Red” to do parts which he was capable of doing. This is “Red’s” first season anti his coming back will be welcomed as he is badly needed next year.
Davis had the misfortune to break his ankle in the the beginning of the season as to disable him all season. He was showing up well as a guard and was a tower of strenght in Mac’s line. He had the grit and ability to star this year, had it not been for this unfortunate accident. It was his second year of football and as he will not be back, his place must also be filled next year.
Dickinson is a hard-hitting, hard-stopping, line plunging fullback. If there is no hole for him, he makes one, or dives through the air over the top. He is more appreciated as a defensive player. He can tackle and tackle hard. His flying tackle is well known anti popular with the fans. At running interference his work is noticeable because of his speed and nerve. His absence by graduation will be another problem for Mac to solve.
“Creek” as an end was well in the front ranks. As a first year man, Stewart learned the game rapidly. He worked diligently and by perseverance overcame what he lacked in experience. At busting up interference Creek was a wiz, he did it again and again with astonishing regularity. With such possibilities, Stewart should look forward to next year.
Sayre had a more difficult job than a sub. He had the job that no one else would care to have. He sold the tickets and you could hear his plea: “Buy your
tickets,” “How many?” “Only twenty-five cents.” Buying equipment, making schedules, making arrangements for visiting teams, and seeing that they were comfortable, getting special cars, arousing school spirit, and last of all, subbing for Mac on the platform at pep meetings. With all these duties to worry him, his everlasting smile would greet you. His assistance in coaching the track team helps Mac, and gives him more time with the baseball team. He is a perfect manager, and the school appreciates his services.
BOYD, Fullba k
Boyd, another first year man was a great help to the team as a substitute. He is fast on his feet and can hit hard. He runs low and plays the game like a veteran. He should be a mainstay next year.
DEAN “LEAD” SMITH, Tackle
Dean, playing his first year of football, will not be found in the ranks next year. He was very valuable to our team as a substitute. He always showed his gameness, nerve and fighting spirit when in there fighting for the Red and Gray.
CHARLES “PEANUTS” HULL, Tackle
Misfortunes were with “Peanuts” during the entire season. In the Cleveland game he played with a wrist which he at first thought sprained, but after the game he was told that it was broken. He played with practically one arm but did not know what it was to give up. Three weeks later he returned to the team with his arm in a cast and started the Roodhouse game but was taken out with a fractured knee which disabled him until Christmas. While in there he played a whale of a game. We will surely miss Hull next year as he was a wizard at football.
Oetken is another first-rate player that made our line a stone wall. On defensive he was tough and ready and on offensive, he crashed through the enemy’s line, made a flying tackle and held them for a loss. He possessed nerve and grit, elements that make football players. His presence in the line was always noticeable by • the way he broke up plays. He never failed. As his second year of football is completed, Oetken will slam shut the old book of time.
“Bobby” is indeed a fast man, and played a stellar game at halfback. He can pass, tackle, line plunge, and direct a team with equal ability. At Carrolton, he showed rare judgment as director of the team. As this is his first year, we will expect marvelous things from him in the future. He will, no doubt, fill' one of the many vacant positions. We were sorry to lose him on account of injuries in the later part of the season.
FOUND—A prospective football candidate for next year.
Page Ninety-threePage Ninety-fourFOOTBALL
The football season of 1922 looked great in the eyes of the people of Alton. With nine letter men back and a coach that had proven his ability the first year, there was indeed a bright prospect for a winning eleven.
The coach, John E. Mac Wherter, a graduate and football star of Milliken, has shown himself to be one of the best coaches Alton High has ever had.
Our captain, a star center, is no other than the fighting Don Butler. With his help “Mac” produced what looked like a championship team.
On September 30, the coach with twenty-two warriors journeyed to Edwardsville. There was no battle as the score, 61-0 readily shows. It was merely a practice game.
October 7t.h—This Saturday the Carlinville eleven sallied down to our fair city. When the game had ended the score stood, Carlinville 20, Alton 0. The day was wet and the field muddy, and Carlinville with the greater weight, made the better mud-hens. Our boys had to depend on speed and on account of the slipperyness, speed was impossible. This was our first defeat and it was sorely felt. Hard luck.
Outweighed 12 to 15 pounds to the man, Alton High on October 14th held Cleveland High to a 6 to 6 tie. The tie score does not tell the full story of the game, of the plucky fight made by the Altonians in the face of great odds. It does not tell that Alton outplayed Cleveland for three quarters. Cantrill’s playing was the feature of the game.
Playing one of the fastest games of the season, Alton High defeated Collinsville by a 27-7 score. Mac Wherter’s outfit punctured the miners’ line time and time again. Collinsville failed to score until the final whistle blew and the lucky touchdown was made on an intercepted Alton pass and a 50-yard run. Bryant, Bell and Cantrill played a fast game in the backfield while Dickinson, Boyd and Tyner played a great game on the defensive.
On Saturday, October 14th, no game was on the schedule and the team was given a much-needed rest, although practice was continued.
The game with Carrolton, although it promised to be a hard one, was the opposite for the local knights of the gridiron. The score was 34 to 12. Alton was compelled to use nothing but old fashioned football because of the presence of members of Roodhouse football team, whom we were to play on the coming Saturday. “Mac” instructed our boys not to display our trick plays. What would the score have been if we had been permitted to cut loose ?
With a record crowd of 1200 spectators Armistice Day was a big day for Alton High. The holiday crowd, which followed the parade, showed their spirit by attending the game. It was Rotary day, too,
Page Ninety-fiveand the members mingled with the young, yelling, cheering and happy crowd. The sidelines were for Alton and for the red-jerseyed boys donned in moleskins mowing down Webster Groves. Old Man School Spirit showed signs of awakening from slumber. The cheering was unified and frequent. Alton showed a well-developed forward-passing attack, with the short, fast pass featured. This, coupled with a good defensive, made the Missourians fall flat to the tune of 25-0.
Old Lady Luck was not smiling on Alton on this day of fate. The old girl frowned on Alton from the time the game began, until the final whistle. Although Alton played a whale of a game, outplayed, outgained Roodhouse through out, we were just defeated 6-0. It was indeed a lucky day for Roodhouse, who got a break in the game, but their team was indeed a contender for the championship. It took but a 70-yard run by Dill to carry the District Championship from Alton to Roodhouse. Oh bring back the championship to us—next year.
Saturday afternoon there came to Alton a proud and confident group of young men. They hailed from Jacksonville and had spread fame to the furthermost points of Illinois as a football eleven. For three seasons they had treated all opposition alike. What a record? The hard fight, determination and courage by our boys brought to Jacksonville their first defeat. The score was 7-0. Alton was playing a defensive game and kick, kick, kick was their slogan. Due to Can-trill’s peerless punting with Bower’s and Stewart’s running down punts won the game. Bower carried a fumbled punt over the goal line for the only touchdown of the game. This is what Johnny’s crippled team did. Outweighed, slated for defeat, Alton showed great fighting spirit and came out victorious.
The day was dark and stormy with frequent showers of rain. It was turkey and the day of the big game between the much famed Normal U. High eleven and our crippled fighting pigskin pushers. They were some tough birds, but our fellows easily digested them. Alton was the only team outside of Champaign to score upon U. High. Normal was also the only team to score on Champaign champions. Alton line smashing, thanks to Bryant, was a feature of the game. The broken field running, through the combined efforts of Bell and Can-trill was spectacular. With the concentrated efforts of the whole team, Alton gave Normal her second defeat of the season. U. High having defeated all teams in her territory was considered the best team in the state outside of Champaign. No wonder Alton rejoiced at the outcome.
Page Ninety-sixLETTER “A” MEN
BOWERS FOOTBALL. BOYD
DUNCAN BASKET BALL. WYCKOFF
CANTRILL TOM DRUMMOND
GELTZ BASEBALL, 1922. BAUER, Captain SMITH, C.
ANN WHITNEY TATLER, 1922 EDWARD WYCKOFF
EBEN RODGERS MARGARET WILDER
PAUL VINE BERNARD DERWIN
EDNA BAUER KATHRYN BRUNNER
GERALD EPPEL MYRTLE CARTER
Page Ninety-sevenBASKET BALL
Alton High basketball season of 1922-23 was an exceptionally good one. Winning 10 out of 14 games, Alton basketeers completed one of the best seasons the Red and Gray has ever known. With Tyner, Duncan, and Cantrill, letter men back, together with fifty new candidates, Mac had a good foundation on which he produced so good a quintet. Our team looked like champions, having defeated Collinsville, district champions, and Centralia, state champions, early in the season. The boys worked hard, and have trained more earnestly than last year, and were rewarded for their efforts.
Playing hard, fast basketball, our court stars opened the season with a brilliant victory over the heralded five from the Jerseyville Township High School, 21-18.
The second game of the season was a walk away for our basket ball warriors and we defeated Edwardsville by a 35-14 score. The boys looked good.
The Alton cagers were defeated for the first time by the Clinton aggregation, 25-19. Because of a very small floor our boys were at great disadvantages. They fought valiantly.
Alton closed its northern Illinois week-end jaunt by dropping a game to the University High School five at Bloomington, 25-17. Team in bad condition. Too much Christmas.
Mac Wherter’s crew, playing a guarding game, defeated the Collinsville Champs, 11-9. With diligent team work, our boys netted mostly close in shots. Fans said that it was one of the speediest and hardest neck-to-neck battles seen in many years. “Red” Nicolet saved the day by making a close-in with but one minute to play. Some
Mac’s warriors came through with flying colors last night, and defeated the Belleville crew on their own floor, 16-15. Our boys played a hard stellor game, and came out of the fray victors.
The following night, our baskteers upset the dope and trounced on Champaign. The fast passing and good shooting made the invincible Champaign team look bad, although they have not the team they had last year. Alton had the fracas won from the start of the game. Another victory added to our record.
The Alton tossers dropped a game to the packers, although our boys fought hard. The low ceiling handicapped us, and we lost by a 27-22 score. Due to the loss of two first team men, our team was weakened.
For the second time, Mac’s huskies defeated Jerseyville on their own floor after a game that was anybody’s game from the start to the last whistle. The fray was full of action, but Alton took the heavy end of the score, 31-37.
Being in excellent form, Alton trounced on Granite, 30-15. Playing a defensive game, the opponents could not get within scoring distance.
Old Man Bad Luck wavered over the ranks of our squad, and Wood River defeated us 14-8. The game was stiffly played. Close guarding featured the game.
The Alton cage artists gave Old Man Bad Luck his walking papers and trimmed Wood River 22-12 on our own floor. The Wood River aggregation was a sad one, and went home saying they would get us at the tourney. We shall see.
Our next game was with Granite at Shurtleff gym. We trimmed them to the tune of 21-15. Alton led the visitors in every period of the game. Large crowd and plenty of pep.
Alton, playing a better brand of ball, took Clinton to the count of 27-22. We were revenged our defeat on their floor. Clinton fought to take the game, but it was of no use.
Playing on a large floor, much larger than our boys were familiar with, Collinsville won a battle royal, 16-11. It is on this floor that the tournament was played.
Page Ninety-ninePage One HundredBASEBALL, 1922.
Last year the national sport, baseball, was again revived at Alton High. The season proved that the Red and Gray still possessed baseball players though the sport had been asleep for many years. With many candidates eager to fill the positions, Mac formed a nine that won five out of eight of its games. The pitching staff although weak, had two strong hurlers in Duncan and Osborn, who were the main factor of the team. We played Granite City, Wood River, Belleville, and East St. Louis nines. Our boys played like big leaguers against these well-organized teams, who have been having baseball year after year. As graduation has left only four letter men, Mac will have the task of building another nine.
The call for new candidates has been issued, and was well responded with forty or fifty ambitions lovers of the diamond. Although the games were poorly attended last year, it was all that could be expected the first year. We hope to have a larger crowd this year. Be loyal, fellow students, to your school.
WHY THEY COME TO THE GAMES.
The old grads, Harley Caywood, Sug Bensinger, Barkley Wyckoff, because they haven’t missed a football game in ten years, and because they like to inform everybody within fifteen tiers what marvelous teams the old school used to have.
The professor. Stallings, because he hated to accompany his wife on a shopping tour, and because he didn’t want to stay home and take care of the baby.
The co-eds, Margaret Wilder, Ann Whitney, Kay Brunner, because the pep rally made their hearts flutter with romantic yearning, and because everybody else is going to be there.
The fathers, Mr. Wyckoff, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Tyner, because they hope to see their sons win the game in the last three minutes of play, and because they remembered how reckless they themselves used to be, and are afraid their sons may be the same way.
The small boy, Joe Sauvage, because everytime he thinks of missing tne game, he is filled with a sickening sensation, and because he knows he can outwit the cops by crawling under the grandstand at nine o’clock in the morning.
The Old Story.
“Ah, Tweedie, you’re just as beautiful as you ever were and 1 have never forgotten you.”
“And you, Spence, are just as big a liar as ever and 1 believe you just the same.”
To Be, or Not To Be.
Sam: “What are those holes in that fence?”
Rand : “Those are knotholes.”
Sam : “Those are too holes.”
Page One Hundred OnePage One Hundred Two:
Page One Hundred ThreeCONFECTIONS
O. Henry...................Harold Bug
O. Mable...........Mable Bonnet
Gumdrops ...........Crec. Stewart
Sea Foam............Hazel Green
Root Beer..................Harry Hall
Peppermint Stick...Steve Dickinson
Mint O’ Ring....Dorothy Colonius
Cream Puffs........Mary Brown
Angel Drink........Maurice Hull
Lady Betty........Evelyn Waters
High Ball..........Louise Bieser
Sundae .....................Miss Lowry
Jelly Bean...............Gordon Smith
Butter Scotch. Harry Montgomery
Lemon Drops........Ethel Lessner
Red Hots............Red Derwin
Peanut Brittle......Miss Yoxall
Chewing Gum.....Dolly Whiteside
Cream Choc...........Mr. Smith
Animal Crackers....H. Dickinson
The Skin You Love to Touch..................Ann Whitney
Chases Dirt............................................The Janitors
Roll Your Own........................................Helen Madsen
It Floats........................................Bob Luly
Keep That School Girl Complexion..........Horace Gladden
On the Level...........................................Our Track
After Every Meal.......................Gudell’s Soda Water
Life Savers...............................Our Fire Escapes
Will not Turn White........................Miles Oetken
Don’t Shout................................Miss Wempen
Good to the Last Drop......................Cafeteria Soup
The Instrument of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,
Our Assembly Room Piano
99-44 j 100 per cent Pure................Virginia Koch
There’s A Reason............................. Tenth Hour
Built Like A Skyscraper....................Erline Owsley
His Master’s Voice.......................Deac to “Freshie”
Did you ever hear this:
Hot Dog!................................Peanuts Hull
My Deah !.........................Margaret Wilder
How Dumb!............................Flora Adams
And I just fell flat!........................Tweedie
Ye Gods!................................K. Brunner
Well, I’d leave town!
How thrilling!........................Mary Walton
I was thoroughly disgusted............Jean Henley
Harry H. has a book of these:
Confidential card. Between Ourselves.
May I Have the Pleausure of Seeing You Home This Evening.
If So, Keep This Card; If Not, Please Return.
Page One Hundred FourGood Reason To Faint.
An Irishman coming out of ether in the ward after an operation exclaimed audibly:
“Thank God! That’s over!”
“Don’t be too sure,” said the man in the next bed,” they left a sponge in me and had to cut me open again.”
And the patient on the other side said, “They had to open me, too, to find one of their instruments.”
Just then the surgeon who had operated on the Irishman stuck his head in the door and yelled, “Has anybody seen my hat?”
Youg Lady: “Were you pleased with the new school, little boy?”
Little Boy: “Naw! Dey made me wash me face an’ when I went
home de dorg bit me ’cause he didn’t know me.”
A Small Matter.
Miss Paul: “What is the difference between ‘I will hire a taxi’
and T have hired a taxi’ ?”
Red Derwin: “About six dollars and a half.”
Donald Malcom: “I heard him running.”
Skip Sherwood: “You mean 3'ou heard his shoes.”
D. M.: “No, his pants.”
I wrote dad for more money;
His answer set me fretting;
“Jack, you’ll have to get along On what you have been getting.”
Now I am quite disconsolate,
And all my hopes have wilted;
Jack had no “jack” to blow on Jill,
And so poor Jack has been jilted.
—New York Sun.
The Old Nest................................ The Library
Fool’s Paradise.................... Assembly Hall any Hour
Queen of Sheba.................—--------- -.....A Been Dick
Why Girls leave Home......................... —.Harry Hall
The Christian_______________________________ James Bittick
The Flirt__________________________________ Smi tty’s Babe
The Shiek.............................. Franklin Townsend
Long Arm of Mannister...................... George Duncan
The Hottentot............................................Paul Winkler
Down to the Sea in Ships The Junior Excursion
Page One Hundred Ffa I. Miss Cartwright WHO’S WHO. VI. Miss Rutledge
II. Miss Degenhardt VII. Miss Perrin
III. Miss Kennedy VIII. Mrs. McPhail
IV. Miss Rose V. Miss Gates IX. Miss Esch
Page One Hundred SixA PUNCH AND “JUDY” DIALOGUE.
Setting: High School Steps.
Time: 7:00 o’clock any evening.
Scene I.—Knocking at the gates.
Judy (grunting up the front steps) : “You make me more bother
than any other teacher in this here buildin’. Can’t even eat my meals. Punch (impatiently) : “Sorry, but it can’t be helped.”
Judy: “Here 1 gotta worry about this buildin’ bein’ open every
night, and what do I get fer it? Nothin’! I got more work then any other fella over here. (Pause, while Judy fumbles with the lock, tries the wrong key and abuses the right one because it refuses to go in upside down) Waal, there ya are.” (grudgingly.)
Judy: “How long’s this here thing gonna last?”
Punch (Consolingly) : “Oh, we won’t be bothering you but a
couple more weeks.”
Judy (exploding): “Two weeks! Good land!!—Ain’t ya—”
Punch (cheerfully) : “That’s all.
Scene II.—Gates Ajar.
Judy: “Now-a- don’t ya let them there boys go ta openin’ any
of them windas. Th’ other night they was a coupl’ a fellas got in here an’ pulled ’em all up. Now ya gotta—”
Punch (on first step) : “Yes, yes. I’ll see that none are opened.’ Judy (persistenly) : “Waal, I gotta nuf to do. When somethin’
goes wrong, I gotta stay over here and work ’till after dark. You jest keep watch on them kids and don’t let ’em get ta foolin’ around.” Punch (second step) : “All right. Come on folks.”
Judy (accusingly) : “Ya, and doncha go monkeyin’ around with
them lights. Th’ other day I see two kids—”
Punch (on third step) : “Don’t worry.”
Judy (doggedly) : “An’ don’t go turnin’ on any more of them
switches then ya hafta, or the board’ll get after me, ’cause th’ bill’s so high. 1 gotta see—”
Punch (vanishing) : “Good night. You may lock up at eight.”
Judy (grunt) : “Aw right.” (Threateningly) “If them kids raise
The gates closed. And that’s that, ’till the next evening.
Mrs. Rice (during physical examination) : “Say aah.”
Lynn (not understanding): “Huh?”
.virs. R. (turning to recorder) : “Asthma.”
Miss Colgate: “Haec in Gallia est importantu.”
Steve, himself: “Hike into Gaul, it’s important.”
Page One Hundred SevenNellie F. likes to play hooky, but has the difficulty in getting away with it, because every time she is absent a notice is sent home. So one day she decided to see if she could circumbent this embarrassing proceedure. From Barth’s drug store, she got High School on the wire and disguising her voice as well as she could, said:
“I am calling you up to tell you that Nellie won’t be to school today.”
“Oh, alright,” replied Miss Gates. “Who is this speaking?”
And poor Nellie replied to the unexpected question, “This is my mother.”
Miss Paul (in faculty meeting) : “Miss Ferguson, I found in the
back of a magazine the words, ‘Miss Paul is a crank’.”
Miss Ferguson: “Well, if you don’t have anything worse than
that said about you, you’re lucky.”
“Did you ever see Oliver Twist, Aunty?”
“Hush, child, you know I never attend those modern dances.”
To be college bred means a four year loaf, requiring a great deal of dough, as well as plenty of crust.
♦ ♦ ♦
“Is your father home, little boy?”
“No, he ain’t been home since maw caught Santy kissing the cook.”
A discussion in punctuation was in progress in the first hour English class. Spence C. was asleep as usual.
“Now,” said Miss Pen-in, “If I say, ‘I must leave, as I have an engagement—By the way what time is it?’ I place a dash after engagement because the sentence is broken off abruptly.”
At that moment she caught sight of the dozing Spence. Of course she called on him.
He awoke with a start and said, “You were telling us you said ‘dash’ because your engagement was broken off abruptly.”
What They Said.
“Be on the level,” said the square.
“Never get unstrung,” said the telegraph line.
“Keep your tongue still,” said the wagon.
“Have a keen eye,” said the needle.
“Don’t break your neck,” said the bottle.
“Be sure to look things over,” said the telescope.
“Hold tight to what you have,” said the staple-puller.
“Never bum around,” said the bomb.
“Always hold your temper,” said the cold chisel.
“Always keep things smooth,” said the plane.
“Always hold your head high,” said the jack.
“Grasp at every opportunity,” said the pinchers.
“Always reflect on things first,” said the mirror.
Page One Hundred EightOne Hundred
ALTON HIGH MIRROR
NAME IS Want to Be Most Proficient In Will Be Cause of Death
Helen Kable Walter Schenkc Bernadette Merkle Reginald Boyd Virginia Corbett Franklin Townsend Lucia McPhillips Alton Hildebrand Eileen Dick Paul Vine Mary Hughey Robert Young Miles Oetken Corrine Gideon Harry Buck Edwin Schwab Helen Johler Katharine Zimmerman t Hary Hall Hope Jackson "Miss Esch = Ann Whitney jjjGvnn McCormick g Esther Carr •George Beall 2. Virginia Powell Robert Tyner § Jean Henley Harold Bug Talented Good looking Stunning Clever Adorable Conceited ‘The berries’ A puzzle Cute A “real fellow” Witty A noisy number Good sport Brilliant A. H. S. “cut up” Barin’ to go Popular Petite Willowy Sweet A “peach” A little scamp A live wire Lnusunl Interesting looking Little lass Independent Some actress knockout Speaker of the House Editor of ‘Tribune’. Dignified Hercules Sociable Woman hater (?) Syple-like Will tell you later In the movies Taller Musician ??????? In the Follies Different Let alone Druggist Musician Willowy Plump High brow Bed headed Demure Head of Montgomery Ward A boy More so Always dignified Sculptor Lindquist Angel child Friends Girls Studies Athletics Asking questions Basket ball Rapid flow of Speech Silence Raving Accommodating Kidding Bluffing Meditating Analyzing miror Grinning Flirtatious look Handkerchiefs Clothes line Smiles Sweaters Working Bangs Buick Basket ball Football High honor roll Everything Boys Disturbances Imposed upon Heartbreaker Married “Bacchus” Clothes model Beach hound Thin Proprietor of Monte Carlo Sec. ‘Irene Castel’ Foreign ambassador Fought for Out of school Shining light Her own cook Comedian Second ‘M’me Curie’ Heard Dignified On the stage Suffragette Her own sweet self Envied Right there Heartbreaker His own boss Rushed Authority on Mythology Cannon ball tosser A man Eloquent Elocution Scouts Junior play Track Curling iron Kid brother Tunny fish Reo Goloshes Athletics W. M. A. His line Height Water waving Freckle cream Gum Tennis “It was killing” Drum Giggles Same as B. M. Earrings Jelly beans Drawl “Skid” “Billy” “Shorty” Chemistry PhysicsLazy Mike: “I have a new position with the railroad company.”
Weary Rhodes: “What is it?”
Lazy Mike: “You know the fellow that goes alongside the train
and taps the axles to see if everything’s all right? Well, I help him listen.”
He tried to cross the railroad track Before the rushing train.
They put the pieces in a sack But could not find the brain.
Johnny came back from the “Zoo” very much excited.
“Oh, mamma,” he cried, as soon as he got into the house, “Kate spilt some peanuts and what do you suppose the elephant did ? He picked ’em up in his vacuum cleaner!”
Miss Paul (in speaking of the Quest of the Holy Grail) : “And
Gallahad saw it.”
Pupil: “Oh! Did you hear what she said? ‘Galla had saw it’,
isn’t that terrible.”
On First Looking Into Miss Lowry’s Class.
Much had we learned or thought we had,
And many good opinions of our minds we held,
But when we viewed Miss Lowry’s class, alas, we fell,
From former state so high but now so sad.
Oh’ Miss Colgate, sumus weary, tempus fugit—we must ire.
Que usque tandem—will you help us?
Hie est labor, hoc est opus—
Gratus nolus text and prose is But O temporal oh mores.
Iv. Z.: “Oh! Girls, we’re going to have a three-piece orchestra
in the assambly.”
H. B.: “Oh! Are they only going to play three pieces? All period.
Mr. R.: “Why are you always grinning?”
Miss L.: “If 1 frown, my glasses fall off.”
(Translating “Rex fugit”).
“The king flees.”
“What other tense could it be?”
“Translate it as perfect.”
“I don’t know how.”
“Why put a has in it.”
“The king has fleas.”
Miss E. “What is a synomym ?”
il. J.: “The word you use when you can’t spell the word you
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Page One Hundred FourteenCALLENDAR
Sept. 6—Ha, school opens and we are in for another year crammed full of such things as: Demerits, quizes, flirtations, foot-
ball games, tenth hours, slips from the office, pep meetings, Caesar lesons, chalk, paper wads, themes, walks to the store, notes, etc.
Sept. 13—I went to French class,
I was almost unprepared;
But so was the mass.
I went to French class,
I knew I’d not pass,
And besides I was scared;
I went to French class,
. I was most unprepared.
Sept. 18—Miss Mulliner: “I guess those are pinks—but they are too red to be pinks.”
Sept. 21—Even the Freshies join us in this little-song:
“We crave you in the springtime,
We crave you in the fall;
You’re a mighty popular fellow Athletics—loved by us all.
Sept. 26—Gleaned from a test—I. How is leather tanned ? By hanging in the sun.—II. What is the greatest known depth of the sea? Unknown.—III. What is a monsoon? A musical instrument.
Sept. 29—I wonder what we kids would do Without the Gudeil’s store.
That ice cream covered o’er with “goo”
And sandwiches galore?
Oct. 5—Jean H.: “Orton spoke to me in the hall this morning.”
Flora A.: “What did he say?”
Jean: “Get out of my way.”
Oct. 10—Did they, in their many lacy frills,
Their hoops, their pantalettes and curls,
Have all the fun and many thrills,
That come to us as high school girls?
Oct. 12—I bobbed mine tonight,
Will 1 rue it tomorrow ?
It is such a sight—
I bobbed mine tonight.
But the coming of light,
May bring pangs of sorrow.
1 bobbed mine tonight;
Will 1 rue it tomorrow?
This little song was sung by about 99 per cent of the Alton High School Girls.
Oct. 16—The Virgil class celebrates its beloved Virgil’s birthday with a test.
Oct. 17—Students passed to classes all day. (Thrilling!)
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Page One Hundred SixteenOct. 18—Bert Bell enjoyed a refreshing nap in the library the ninth hour.
Oct. 19—First meeting of the Tatler board today. We feel so important.
Oct. 20—Bud Davis’ new crutches afford much entertainment. He charges one cent a ride up the aisle.
Oct. 23—Man! Alton, 7; Jacksonville, 0. Everybody was at the game—Miss Kennedy and the janitor—Oh! No! I don’t mean together.
Oct.21—Fire drill. More fun and fresh air.
Oct. 25—Advisory—Heck !
Oct. 26—KatharineZimmerman (when her squirrel choker flew off) : “This must have been a flying squirrel.”
Oct. 27—First social hour—Jazz and fun and everything.
Oct. 30—The joke editor has a big boil.
Oct. 31—The boil becomes larger. It is no joke for the poor joke editor.
Nov. 1—Walter Schenke startles the student body with a brilliant new tie.
Nov. 2—First “Sophomore” comes out—a howling success!
Nov. 3—Friday. No school tomorrow! Ain’t it a grand and glorious feeling!
Nov. 6—Allen Heskett and Lois Stevenson star in a playlet for better speech week, “Please Pass the Cream.”
Ya ain’t catchin’ me a’writin’ nothin’ this week, I’m here to tell ya.
Nov. 7—Science Club had a hike as their hay-ride was postponed.
Big bon-fire—Big weiners—Big moon and and Big squeezes in the dark.
Nov. 8—We wondered why the fellows were all dressed up in their Sunday suits. A football banquet was given at the Mineral Springs by the Rotarians—nice Rotarians—lucky boys.
Nov. 9—Thelma Duffey (after gym) : “I’ve sprained all my ankles.” The young centipede!
Nov. 10—Helen J. has her first date tonight and is gratefully receiving advice from experienced sisters.
If. . (excitedly) : “Is it really true that they always kiss you goodnight?”
Nov. 13—Webster,0; Alton, 25. Gee, wish we hadn’t beaten ’em so.
Nov. 14—Report cards today. Mr. Pancok kindly furnishes water to revive fainting pupils.
Nov. 15—We all plan to make A pius next quarter.
Nov. 16—All the teachers in a terrible mood—better be good kids!
Nov. 17—Eleanor Montgomery discovers that Mr. Manhart is a member of our faculty.
Nov. 20—Physical exams being given! Fatty Lessner is put on a diet.
Nov. 21—No Venus found as yet.
Nov. 22—Fatty is very faint from lack of food.
Nov. 23—Baby! No school tomorrow! The teachers are going visiting.
Nov. 27—1, 2, 3—Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday—before Turkey day. Gobble, Gobble!
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Page One Hundred EighteenNov. 28—Everyone is fasting in preparation for Thursday. The cafeteria is going under.
Nov. 29—Big pep meeting with a jazz band and everything in honor of the game and tomorrow’s dinner.
Dec. 4—No one is laid out by his Thanksgiving dinner and all return merrily to school (?)
Dec. 5—Why did the English class laugh ?
Miss Perrin: “Who was Plutarch, Lucian?”
(Sweetly): “The devil.”
Dec. 6—Wilma’s mother: “When Don comes, keep saying, ‘spruce’
to yourself so your lips will be pretty.”
(later, when Don arrived) Wilma wildly whispered, “Hemlock, hemlock,’ to herself and couldn’t understand why Don left so soon.
Dec. 7—Rain, rain, go away—come again some other day.
Dec. 8—The place of joys The place of woes,
The place where everybody goes —Assembly Room.
Dec. 11—The first hour English class is serenaded by a small cat with a big meow!
Dec. 12—Tests, tests, tests—how I do De Test them.
Dec. 13—Fatty Lessner announces that she has lost ten pounds. Condition reported very weak—a few bones begin to show.
Dec. 14—Since the Student Council campaign it is a common sight to see Monitors crawling around on all fours picking up paper.
Dec. 15—Girl’s Student Council meets. Miss Doody gives a little talk on St. Louis schools. Aren’t we lucky to have her for an adviser?
Dec. 18—New rules for passing are tried. Great confusion as everyone does everything wrong.
Dec. 19—As Mr. Pancok fell up the stairs today he blushed a ruby red and a violet blue—dear man.
Dec. 20—Scandal! Miss Bishop and Rand Rodgers have the cutest case!
Dec. 21—Miss Perrin (reading description of dawn by Milton): “Of what is this a description?”
Walter Schenke: “Some—farm—”
Dec. 22—The High School pupils observe “White Christmas” and bring gifts of money and food for the poor. Miss Esch presents a clever little play entitled, The Lovliest Thing," that quite takes us by storm. Miss Ferguson reads us the story of the first Christmas from the Bible.
Jan. 2—We all feel so out of place and strange at school after our holidays. A few tests will be given to make us feel more at home.
Jan. 3—I’ve flunked every day
Will I flunk al semesters?
My teachers all say I’ve flunked every day!
I was told I should pay If my acts were mere jestures I’ve flunked every day Will I flunk all semesters?
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Page One Hundred TwentyJan. 4—Our tests have begun. Every scrap of ink paper has been stolen or borrowed and fountain pens have become the “Belle of the Ball.”
Jan. 5—Mr. Pancok (in advisory) : “Dale, what are you taking this
Dale S.: “Oh, Latin.”
Mr. Pancok: “How will that prepare you for any vocation? It is a dead language.”
Dale: “I am going to be an undertaker.”
Jan. 8—LaVerne B.: “Orton, how do you spell your last name?”
Dorothy Z: “You don’t spell it—you just sneeze it.”
Jan. 9—Exams are a bore
But we gain at their taking Through books we all pore—
Some not seen before;
Some we dread to see more.
They vanquish all faking Exams are a bore,
But we are again at their taking.
Jan. 10—Mr. Curtis gives us questionaires asking our past, present, and future history.
Jan. 11—First Freshie: “What is snoring?”
Second Freshie: “Letting off sleep.”
Jan. 12—Friday. How can we ever wait until Monday with so many pleasant tests and studies (?)
Jan. 15—Helen M.: “Who is the brightest fellow in school?”
Orton W.: “I’d tell you but my teachers tell me not to
Jan. 16—An airdale visited this place of learning today—much to the annoyance of Miss Wempen.
Jan. 17—Tests! an. 18—Tests!
Jan. 19—More tests!
Jan. 22—Alton, 11; Collinsville, 9.
How is that?
Jan. 23—James Bittick goes out for basket ball!
Jan. 24—Would any day be complete without this familiar phrase: “James Malcolm report a demerit.”
Jan. 25—Two whole holidays after three weeks of exams! It’s an undescribable feeling really.
Jan. 29—School opens with loads of fun and freshies. We love all our new teachers dearly.
Feb. 1—Bright sayings from the English exams that make the teachers feel that they have missed their calling:
“A morality play is a play of the morals of man—no women were in the play.”
Milton’s poetry was descriptive, musical, beautiful and COMICAL, while the rest of the poets of his age wrote poetry that was merely musical, descriptive and beautiful.” Characteristics of early Anglo-Saxon poetry were very hard to understand. They had a strong imagination. It was brought out plain so the public would like it.”
“The dramatic unities are the writers who wrote the main character who is killed at the last of the play.”
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Page One Hundred Twenty-two“Shakespear was more up-to-date than the other writers and better explained. He was a writer who did not look very far ahead but made things easy to understand.”
Feb. 5—Several Freshies step out in long trousers. Upon examination it was found that they were also sporting regular men’s socks—the little dears!
Feb. 6—Our new teacher, Mr. Wood, has been mistaken many times for a new freshman. Miss Perrin bawled him out for being in the halls, and Red Derwin gave him a brotherly shove— both of which created quite a commotion.
Feb. 8—Wood River, 14 ; Alton, 7.
Much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Feb. 9—Deac: “Class, we’ll now run over the lesson.”
Mark L.: “Honk, honk!”
Feb. 1-—A loafer must feel funny when a holiday comes around.
Feb. 13—Reginald B.: “Do you like talkative girls or others?”
Tom D.: “What others?”
Feb. 14—The Virgil Class translates the story of Dido’s love for Valentine Day.
Feb. 15—lor. Koop: “Do you want a large or a small picture?”
Eddie W.: “A small one please.”
Mr. Kopp: “Then shut your mouth.”
Feb. 16—Miss Yoxall: “Name something that will increase your
Gym class: “Molasses will.”
Miss Yoxall: “Why?”
Girls: “ ’Cause it sticks to your ribs.”
Feb. 19—Little rows of zeroes,
Not so very quaint,
Make your graduation Look as tho’ it ain’t.
Feb. 20—“So this is the end,” said the quarterback as he pushed him in the face.
Feb. 20—“Without, in the churchyard,
Waited the women. They stood by The graves, and hung on the headstones,
Garlands of autumn leaves.”
As Harry W. interprets the punctuation:
“Without, in the churchyard waited the women. They stood by the graves and hung on the headstones.”
Feb. 22—Birthstones—Freshies: Emerald.
Feb. 23—Mr. Sayre: “What do magnets draw?”
Bob T.: “Pictures.”
Feb. 26—Happy over our defeat of Granite City and East St. Louis, we can think and talk of nothing but the tournament.
Feb. 27—The library:
Ponderous black volumes,
Tiny red and blue booklets,
Books, brown and green,
Gilded letters Row above row.
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Page One Hundred Twenty-fourFeb. 28—All set for the tournament at Collinsville!
March 1—Just tears and more tears today. You know why!
March 2—Reginald Boyd: “The only “A’s” 1 get are for being ab-
sent.” You don’t mean it, Reginald!
March 15—Mac keeps the fellows on the jump. Spring football and baseball are now in vogue.
March 1(5—Orton: “Don’t you admire ‘Locksley Hall,’ Ruth?”
Ruth: “Well-er-I don’t know as I have ever seen that
March 19—Miss Esch: “What is the significance of the name ‘Satur-
day Evening Post’ ?”
Dolly Whiteside: “It comes out on Wednesday.”
March 20—“Thy voice is on the rolling air—” Lucia McPhillips.
March 21—“Her mirth the whole world required.”—Katy Zimmerman.
March 22—“Earth has not anything to show more fair.”—Katherine Brunner.
March 23—Margaret Wilder is enjoying a couple of weeks of the mumps.
March 26—Several former A. H. S. students visiting at school. Among them are: Charles Barnard, Emily Hewitt, Virginia Hayes.
March 27—Mr. Curtis gives us an excellent talk on high school problems.
March. 28—The primary class of Garfield School entertained us with some little songs and dances.
March 29—The Dramatic Club presented “Bills,” an amusing incident in the domestic life of the Jones’s. The play was just one big laugh with Charles Lessener spilling flour over himself. Mark Williams heating scrambled eggs and Pauline Bug’s fainting.
Pauline Bug....................................Mrs. Davis
Mark Williams...................................Mr. Davis
Charles Lessner - - Lawyer Mr. Jones
April 2—At an unhappy moment, Lawrence Weingand writes a love (?) letter to his girl. He spent some time at the post office today, trying to recover it.
April 5—Delightful! No school tomorrow.
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B: “The word of an honest man.”
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Flapper: “Are those binoculars very powerful?”
Sailor: “Miss, these glasses bring things up so close that every-
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Page One Hundred Twenty-nineTelephoning.
Robert Tyner: “Do you still love me?”
Shorty Clements: “Yes, of course.”
Robert: “I’m coming up tonight.”
Shorty: “No, come tomorrow, Bob’s coming tonight.”
Robert: “Why, who did you think this was?”
An old negro, who for years had conducted a still among the Kentucky mountains, fell victim to the vigilance of the revenue officers and was brought before the court.
“What’s your name?” inquired the judge.
“My name is Joshua,” said the frigthened negro.
“Ah!” returned the Judge. “I suppose you are the Joshua who made the sun stand still ?”
“No sah, no sah!” was the prompt reply, “I’s not dat Joshua at all, I’s de Joshua what made de moon shine.”
A man struck a match to see if the gasoline tank on his auto was empty. It wasn’t.
A man patted a strange bulldog on the head to see if the critter was affectionate. It wasn’t.
A man speeded up to see if he could beat the train to a crossing. He couldn’t.
A man went to a cheap shop to get a good job of plumbing. He didn’t.
Elder Watkins, just back from the city, was telling his wife of the church he had attended.
“Did you know any of their songs?” asked she.
“No,” replied the elder, “they didn’t sing anything but anthems.” “Anthems!” exclaimed his wife. “What on earth is an anthem?” “Well,” answered the elder, “I can’t tell you just exactly, but if I’d sav, ‘Betsy, Betsy, Betsy, the cows, the cows, the Holestein cow, the muley cow, the spotted cow—all the cows are in, are in, the corn, corn, corn. Ah-men!’ why that’d be an anthem.”—Congregationalism
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A man from the country one day came to town and put up at a first-class hotel. He went to the office and asked the clerk what were the hours of the meals.
“Breakfast, seven to eleven,” answered the clerk; “lunch, eleven to three; tea three to six; dinner, six to eight; supper eight to twelve.” “What!” shouted the astonished visitor, “When am I going to get time to see the town?”—Literary Digest.
I. Miss Cartwright V. Miss Gates
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IV. Miss Rose VIII. Mrs. McPhail
IX. Miss Esch
Page One Hundred ThirtyTHANK YOU.
There are a few, or rather quite a few to whom the Tatler staff, and for all that, the whole school is indebted for help. To Miss Esch, who coached the Junior play, will go a large portion of our thanks. Miss Esch turned out what is said by many to be the best Junior play staged in Alton for many years.
Then, of course, since the Tatler could not have gone to press without a lot of cash, we thank those who attended the play and those who went on the High School excursion.
There have also been a few who, altho’ they didn’t belong to the Tatler staff, were a great help to the staff in giving you, who may read this, a greater Tatler. To these we take this golden opportunity of extending our heartiest thanks.
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