The 1925 Tatler
Published by the
January Class of 1925
June Class of 1925
Alton High School
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N deep appreciation of his long years of faithful service to the school, of his loyalty to it through the years, of his constant willingness to help others, and of his genial disposition, we, the Tatler Staff' of 11 2.5, respectfully dedicate to him this issue of the Tatler.
as a our hope
that we have presented it truly. If the book fulfills its purpose, it will be a happy reminder, both now and after the passage of years, of the days when we worked and played together at Alton High School.
|E present this volume record of the life of school this year. We
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Tatler Staff...................................... 6
Board of Education.................................7
Juniors - -- -- -.....................33
Organizations - - -...........................57
Dale Oliver Editor • - chief
Wttley BaKer Boys' Athletics
Helen. Hamer. Girts’ Athletics
Leslie Nieolet Adv. Manager.
Arthur Wilson Bus. Manager.
Earl Zimmerman Cir. Manaocr.
Marie Chrlstoe Art Editor.
Aileen Dkk Social Editor
g. Laveme Brok sHfe Stenographer
i coke Editor
Dorothy Stamper. Eldest Orr
Junior Class Editors.
KW.HOARD OF EDUCATION
Lafayette Young W. R. Curtis, Supt. B. H. Bryant H. L. Meyer
H. H. Hewitt J. W. Schoeffler, Pres. J. T. Corbett
GLADYS E. GATES, Stenographer To this ever-smiling friend of the school we owe much. She helps everyone gladly and at all times. Our gratitude is hereby expressed.
WALTER RUSSELL BENJAMIN B. KOCH EDWARD WAGENFELDT We take this means of showing our appreciation for the services of those whose work begins when the day is new and who labor after our work is finished—our janitors.
Assistant Principal, Latin
“The noblest mind the best contentment has.”
“In earnest toil there lies success.’
“She is pretty to walk with
And witty to talk with
And pleasant, too, to think on.’
“And mistress of herself, though china fall.”
JENNIE CATES History
“She has a cool, collected look,
As if her pulses beat by book.”
“Much wisdom goes with fewest words.”
Manual Training, Mechanical Drawing “And when a lady’s in the case,
You know all other things give place.”
“Genteel in conduct, personage, and equipage.”
Stenography, Typewriting “They laugh that win.”
11ALICE GATES Mathematics
“The incessant care and labor of my mind hath worked many a mathematical problem.”
“Her voice was ever soft, gentle, and low—an excellent thing in woman.”
B. L. JOHNSON
Science, Music “Who shall decide when doctors disagree ? ”
NANCY LOWRY English
“One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.”
“O Music! sphere-descended maid, Friend of pleasure, wisdom’s aid!”
COEINA McPHAIL Algebra, Vocations
“Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast.
To soften rocks, or bend the knotted oak.”
JOHN E. MacWHERTER
“None but himself can be his parallel.”
GRACE MORRIS English
“She has a fat little laugh that is infectious.”
“For nothing is so productive of elevation of mind as to be able to examine methodically and truly every object which is presented to thee in life.”
LOUIS PANCOK Science “Duty before pleasure.”
LAURETTA PAUL English
“I state frankly my opinion.’
“Woman’s at best a contradiction still.”
Manual Training, Mechanical Drawing “Thought is the measure of life.”
“True as the needle to the pole, Or as the dial to the sun.”
“A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile—a.”
Manual Training, Mechanical Drawing “Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.”
R. V. SMITH
Economics, Commercial Law
“They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.”
W. P. STALLINGS
“He hath a never ending flow of conversation.”
“He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.”
CAROLINE WEMPEN Dean of Girls, Algebra “A perfect woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command.”
“Art is indeed not the bread of life, but the wine of life.”
“Just being happy is brave work and true.”
Economics, Vocations “A merrier man,
Within the limits of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour’s talk withal.”
FLORENCE YOXALL Physical Training “I have no other but a woman’s reason; I think him so because I think him so.”
SENIORS January Class, 1925
Class President. 24-‘25 Student Council. ’21-’24 Social Committee, ’24
"He’s the very pineapple of politeness.”
Field Day. ’20 May Day. 22
"Miss America”, '23 iMay Queen) Chorus. ’24-’25 Class Vice-President, ’24-’25 "A more winsome lady Never whispered, laughed, or talked.”
Class Secretary. ’24-'25 Valedictorian, ’25 Editor of Sophomore. ’22-’23 Red and Gray Staff, ’24 Dramatic Club, ’23-’24 Debate Club, ’28 Consolidated Clubs, ’23 May Fete. 23
Student Council, ’22, ’23, ’24, ’25
“So wise, so young, they say do ne’er live long.”
Basketball. '23, ’24 Football. ’23, ’24 Baseball. ’24
“Bound to succeed."
Field Day. '21 May Day. '22
Girl Reserves (President), ’21
“Her voice is small, but not her heart."
May Day. 21. 22. 23
“She has two eyes so soft and brown take care.
"I m sure care's an enemy to life."
Declamation, '22 Debate. ’22 Orchestra, ’22, '23 Band. ’23. ’24 Football. ’23
"Beware the fury of a patient man."
“This life is most jolly."
Student Council, ’22
“Brevity is the soul of wit."
“Sweet are the slumbers of a virtuous man.”
Clans Secretary. 22 Football. 21, 23 Science Club, ’23 Hand. 23. ’24
“It’s a great plague to be a handsome man.
"He said, or right or wrong, what came into his head."
Girls’ Chorus, 23. ’24
"The sight of you is good for sore eyes."
"Life is a jest and all things show it— I thought so once, and now I know it."
"A wit's a feather, and a chief’s a rod :
An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
Girls’ Chorus Mixed Chorus Consolidated Clubs, ’23 Dramatic Club, '23
"Whose little body lodged a mighty mind.”
"Little but, oh my!"
Student Council. ’24, ’25 Field Day, ’22 May Day. ’23 Girl Reserves. ’21 Chorus, ’24, 25
"Youth comes but once in a life time."
“A jolly good fellow.”
Girl Reserves. ’24
"She moves a goddess and she looks a queen.”
Debate Club. 22, 23 Mathematics Play. ’24 4-2 Class Program. ’24
“A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.”
May Day. 21. 22. ’23. '24 Dramatic
"Silence is the perfectest herald of joy.”
“The better part of valor is discretion.”
"Popularity is better than prosperity.”
Girls’ Chorus. ’21. ’23. ’24 Mixed Chorus, ’21
"Of all the girls that are so smart There’s none like pretty—Alverna.”
Glee Club Orchestra. ’23, ’24 Hand. ’24
Student Council, ’22 Debate Club, '23 Dramatic Club, ’23
"Capable in all he undertakes.”
Dramatic Club, ’22 French Club. 22. ’23 Student Council. ’24, ’25 Junior Play. 24 May Fete. ’23
”—the sunshine. I declare. Is but a golden jealousy Awakened by her hair.”
May Day. ’21. 22. 23 "Still water runs deep."
Football. ’23 Track. ’24 Iii-Y, 24 Junior Play. ’24
"Care is nothin? if only one be happy.”
FREDERICK J. WORDEN
Hand (Sec.-Trcas.), '24 Tatler Hoard. ’25 Art Craft Club Senior Play. ’25 Red and Gray, ’25
“Naught so worth the gaining as an apt scholar.”
“I must argue; what is, is not.”
May Day. ’20. ’24
"Friendship is the foundation of life.”
May Day. ’24 Hand. ’24
Art Crafts Club, ’24, ’25 Girls Chorus, ’24 Mixed Chorus, ’21 Radio-Science, 24
"Tall oaks from little acorns grow.”
Girls’ Chorus. ’24
"There buds the promise of celestial worth.
Girl Reserves, 21 May Day. 22. 23 Mixed Chorus. 21, ’22 Girls’ Chorus, 21, ’24 Senior Class Quartette. ’23
"The mildest manners and the gentlest heart. ’
ANN R. RUSSELL
Art Craft Club Rooters’ Club Science Club. 22 Girl Reserves Field Day. ’21. ’22. ’24
"Sober, steadfast, and demure."
THOUGHTS ON THE MOTTOES OF THE SENIORS
Class of January, 1925
“SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY”
A lesson of life in toil and strife,
An axiom all must heed,
Advice to fools and wise alike Which everyone must need—
From which is no immunity—
Just “seize the opportunity.”
Class of June, 1925 “HE THAT SEEKETH FINDETH”
“He that seeketh findeth”
Is an adage tried and true;
And ever seeking some ideal Will end in gain for you,
For striving onward, you will get To that bright goal which you have set.i
SENIORS June Class, 1925
Class President, 25
Class Vice-President. ’22
Football. ’22. 23. 24 Captain. '24
Basketball. ’23. ‘24. ’25
Baseball. 24, 25
Student Council, 23, ’25—President. 25 Tatler, 24, 25
“One who can meet all on an equal footinir.”
Class Vice-President, 25 Tatler, 25 Basketball, 24 Girls Chorus Orchestra
Art Craft Club. '25- President May Day. 22, 23
“Gentle words are always ifain.”
DALE R. OLIVER
Class Secretary-Treasurer. 25 Student Council, 21. 24 Sophomore Staff, 21 Tatler. 25- Editor Tatler Subscription Play. 25 Football, 23. 24 Hi-Y Club. 23 Baseball, 25 Track. 24
“Titles of honor add not to his worth Who himself is an honor to his titles.”
Football. 23. 24
Basketball. ’23. 24. 25 (Capt.)
Baseball. ’24. ’25 Track. ’24. ’25 Tatler, ’24. ’25 Student Council. ’25 Boys' Chorus, ’22
“He was a very gentle. perfect knight.'
“She is all that fancy painted her.”
Art Club. ’25 Debate Club
“What a spendthrift he is of his tongue.”
"A good man possesses a kingdom.”
Basketball, '24, ’25 Football, ’25 Senior Play, ’25
"Not to know me is to argue yourself undone.”
"Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt. And every smile, so merry, draws one out.”
MARY ESTHER BOWMAN
May Festival. ’23. ’24 Science Club
“Judge me by what I am.”
May Day. '22, ’23
"Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye. In every gesture dignity and love.”
Junior Play, 22 Student Council, ’22, 23 May Day. '21. '22 Tatler Board. 25 Girls’ Chorus. ’21, ’24 Tatler Subscription Play. ’25 “Oh. the little lady’s dainty As a picture in a book.”
“Blue were her eyes as fairy flax. Her cheeks like the dawn of day.”
Tatler. ’24 Band. ’23, ’24 Art Craft Club, ’25 Science Club, 22
“Tis folly to be wise.”
“He has a head to contrive, a tonRue to persuade. and a hand to execute mischief.”
May Day. ’22. ’23 Basketball, ’23 French Club. ’23 Dramatic Club Interscholastic (voice), '24 Senior Play, ’25
“Made up of wisdom and of fun.”
“It was only a triad “Rood morninR”, As she passed alonR her way.
But it spread the morninR Rlory Over the livelonR day."
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
MARY ELLEN COLLINGS
Class Vice-President, ’22 Class Secretary-Treasurer. ’23 Student Council, ’22. ’23 May Day. '23 Art Craft Club. ’25
“Neat as a pin from toe to chin. And calm in her demeanor.”
“Whate’er she did was done with so much ease. In her alone 'twas natural to please.”
“Friend of many. Foe of none.”
"A friendly look is a better book For precept than you’ll find ’Mong the sages wise, or the libraries. With their priceless wealth of mind.”
AUDRA BELLE CURDIE
Basketball. ’22. ’23 Cheer Leader. ’24. ’25 May Day. ’22. ’23 Chorus. ’22, ’24 Student Council. ’28 Radio-Science, '23. ’25 Art Craft Club. ’24
"Of surpassing beauty, and in the bloom of youth.”
Quintette May Fete
"She that was ever fair and never proud.
Had tongue at will and yet was never loud."
Tatler, 24. ’25 Senior Flay. ’25 Science Club. 25 Art Craft. ’25 Chorus, ’25 May Day. ’22. ’24
"Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are."
Mixed Chorus Boys’ Chorus
“Oh ! this learning—what a nuisance it is."
Student Council. 24. 25 Senior Play, 25 Class Secretary. ’24, ’25 Football. ’24
"He is rather backward about coming forward."
Student Council. 24 Class President, 23 Red and Gray, 25
"A tree is known by its fruits.”
“Up! Up! my friends, and quit your books. Or surely you’ll grow double;
Up! Up! my friend, and clear your looks— Why all this toil and trouble?”
Baseball. '24, ’25, Captain ’25 Student Council. ’25
'Men of few words are the best men."
’I am the very pink of courtesy.”
MARY LOUISE GISSAL
Art Craft Club, ’25
Science Club, ’23
Student Council. ’23
Basketball. ’23. ’24, ’25 -Captain. ’25
Field Day. ’22. ’23. ’24
"Her eyes are stars of twilight fair.
Like twilight too. her dusky hair.”
Radio Science Club. ’22, ’23, '24 Football. ’23. ’24 Track. 25
"Let me have audience, for I am sent to speak.”
Class Vice-President. 22 Radio-Science Art Craft Club Chorus. ’22. ’23. ’24 May Day. ’22, '23 "Those about her
From her shall learn the perfect way of honour."
May Day. ’23. ’24. ’25 Girls’ Chorus. ’25
"A light heart lives long.”
Football. ’24 Track. '24. '25
“Speak fitly, or be silently wisely.”
Basketball. '24. '25 Junior Flay. '24 Senior Flay. '25 Tin Soldier. ’23 Science Club Student Council.
Girls’ Chorus Orchestra Tatler. '25
Class Vice-Fresident. ’24
“There’s language in her eye. her cheek, her lips. Nay. her foot speaks.’’
Orchestra, ’24. ’25
“She was a fiddler and consequently a rogue.”
“A soft answer turneth away wrath.”
Basketball. ’20 Football. ’21 Track. ’21 Science Club. ’22 "O. O Captain", ’19 Student Council, ’21
“I’m as tail’s any man in Illyria.”
Art Craft Club, ’25 Senior Flay, ’25 Student Council, ’25
“Perseverance brings success.”
“An honest man possesses a kingdom.”
“The kindest man.
The best conditioned and unwearied spirit In doing courtesies.”
Basketball. ’25 “The truth is always the strongest artcument.
“She doeth little kindnesses.
Which most leave undone, or despise Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past.
“A little curly-headed, mischief-making monkey from his birth.”
May Day. 22. 23
“The secret of success is constancy of purpose.”
Football, '23. '24 Baseball. 24 Track. 24 Basketball, 24. 23 “I am not in the role of common men.”
“A short saying oft contains much wisdom.”
Football. ’24 Science Club. 24
“That same face of yours looks like the title page to a whole book of roguery.”
Radio-Science. ’25 May Day. ’22 Chorus. ’22, '25
“To see is to admire.”
'I am sure care’s an enemy to life.”
May Day. ’22, ’23. ’24. ’25
“She is beautiful, therefore to be wooed; She is a woman, therefore to be won.”
May Fete. ’22. ’23. ‘24
“A Rood reputation is more valuable than money.”
“He bids fair to Rrow wise who has discovered that he is not so.”
Student Council, 22 Debate Club. ’23 Dramatic Club, '23 Orchestra. ’23. ’24 Band. '24
”A merry heart doeth Rood like medicine.”
Class President. ’21 Student Council. ’21 Football. ’22. ’23 Basketball. ’23. ’24. ’25 Junior Play. ’24 Drum Major, ’24. 25 Hi-Y Club. ’22. ’23
"Then he will talk -ye Rods, how he will talk !”
CHARLES O. SMITH
"Happy am I, from care I’m free:
Why aren’t they all contented like me?”
May Festival. ’23. 24 French Club, ’24 Basketball, ‘24
"A friend the essence of pure devotion.”
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May Day. '22, 23
“But shy withal as the young antelope.”
EVA MAE STENGER
"He is a fool who thinks by force or skill To turn the current of a woman's will.”
"Be gone, dull care! Thou and I shall never agree.”
VIRGINIA SWETTENH A M
Basketball. '23, ’24, '25 May Fete. '23 French Club
"Her air, her manner, all who saw admired.”
Hi-Y Club. 23. '25 Junior Play. '24 Senior Play. '25 Student Council. 24
"He has a character of sterling excellence.”
Orchestra. '22. '23. 24 Shubert Trio, '24, '25 Band. '24. '25 Senior Play. 25 Student Council, '24, '25 Class President. '24
"All men think all men mortal but themselves.”
May Day. '22. 23. '24, ’25 Student Council, '22 Girls' Reserves, '22 Class Secretary, '24
"Of all the arts in which the wise excel, Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.”
Football. '24. '25 Baseball. '23. '24. '25 Basketball, '25 Student Council. '25 Tatler. '25 Senior Play. '25 Debate, '22 Chorus, '22
"All great men are either dead or dying— I don’t feel well myself.”
Debate Club. ’22. ’23 Orchestra. ’22. ’23 Football. ’23. 24 Track. ’22. ’23. 24. 25 Oration. 25
"For e’en though vanquished he could argue still.
"Modesty is the grace of her soul.”
Class President, '24 Hand, 25
Orchestra. ’22, ’23, ’24, 25 Tatler. 24. ’25 Student Council. '25 Student Athletic Manager, '25 Track, ’25
Science Club. ’23. ’24. '25 Hi-Y Club. ’23. ’24. ’25
"I am very fond of the company of ladies.
I like their wit. I like their delicacy. I like their vivacity, and I like their silence.”
Sophomore. ’23 Tatler. ’25 Junior Play, '24 Football. 23. ’24
“A child can ask more questions than a wise man can answer.”
"Always a witty saying.”
May Fete. 22. ’23 Basketball. ’23 Science Club, ’23
“Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts.”
May Fete. ’23
Tin Soldier Dance. ’24
“The fairest garden in her looks.
And in her mind the wisest books.”
“She has a voice of gladness and a smile divine.”
31ONE ACT IN THE PLAY OF LIFE
Scene: The charming white shop of Fern Bailey, manicurist and
hair dresser. Miss Bailey is flitting around arranging her shop to suit her artistic eye. She turns the red and yellow wigs on their stands, sniffs all the perfume bottles, and at the same time gives orders to her various helpers.
A customer enters. She is a tall, handsome woman, dressed in the extreme fashion of 1945.
Fern: Melba, darling! I’m so glad to see you!
(She rushes to greet her and they embrace one another fondly).
Melba: Well, don’t hug me to death; I’m in a terrible hurry. Have
you seen the papers? Senator Leslie Nicolet made a corking speech in Congress and it’s just about upset everything.
Fern: Really? I always said he’d make something of himself.
Aren’t you beginning to realize that the old Senior Class of ’25 was a mighty fine one ?
Melba: I should say so! Here’s an article about Pauline Bug, who is
singing with the Metropolitan. The critics proclaim her performance of last night simply marvelous.
Fern: She always had a fine voice.
Melba: And right in the next column is a criticism of Charles Town-
send’s presentation of “Hamlet.” It says: “Mr. Townsend shows a great deal of experience in his acting. His portrayal of the insane “Hamlet” is perfect.” What do you say to that?
Fern: I’m not surprised.
Melba: Helen Hameriski is playing the part of Ophelia in “Hamlet.”
Her husband, Fred Tuemmler, the great .violinist, is suing her for divorce.
Fern: That paper is certainly full of news. Anything else?
Melba: (scanning paper) I should say so. Abner Barr and Helen
Schuessler are at the “Loew” tonight in the tragedy, “Where Is My Old Girl?” I’d like to see that.
Fern: I should, too.
Melba: Look here! Inez Fessler weds Frank Worden, president of
“The United Toothpick Corporation.” Well, well! I think our old friends are really doing something, aren’t they ?
Fern: Yep! Hooray for the class of ’25!
Fern and Melba: Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
Class of January,
Everybody knows him—
We’ve known him quite a while. Hut we haven’t ever known him To be without a smile.
A jewel of the rarest kind You see her name expresses;
Now. whether she deserves that name You’ll only need two guesses.
When Clifford pores over his books He seldom away from them looks.
And if he keeps going this way He’ll be a professor some day.
Louise has a number of pals.
They’re together from morning till night; Just to see them so cheerful and gay Is always a happy sight.
Among our school musicians, In orchestra and band.
With violin and trombone Don lends a helping hand.
This lass is always smiling. Her ways are quite beguiling.
MARY HELEN FOULDS
As Floy she was a dear.
Her suitors came from far and near ; Young and old. shy and bold.
They made the offer ns of old.
Now, if you cannot guess The type of girl is she.
Just step into her classroom
And perhaps you’ll find the key.
Grace has a gentle voice We like to hear her speak :
Her voice is like a soft-toned lyre She must be mild and meek.
The Colonel’s a strange compound Of gravity and fun ;
At Sportsman’s Park and ShurtlefT Gym You ought to see him run.
Although my name is Haze (Hayes) I’m sure I am not ’’hazy".
I’m always snappy and alert— You’ll never find me lazy.
I like to argue.
I like to play.
I like to study.
I do it every day.
He’s quiet enough.
Though his eyes flash defiance: If you wish to gain knowledge Hear him talk about science.
Our Rolla is a speaker
Who now has a bit of fame: When he has grown to manhood He’ll have a famous name.
My books are my companions, I study all the day ;
The pathway to the honor roll For me is an easy way.
Here’s another fellow
We’ll now present to you :
As member of the Tatler Hoard “Peck” had a lot to do.
A whole-hearted fellow Well liked by all If you're in trouble
He'll come at your call.
She has such optimistic views.
You never see her frown.
She’s always so willing and helpful— She really should wear a crown.
A popular miss in high school Is this little girl of fame:
For pretty or ugly, rich or poor Are all to her the same.
Now Charles is a very nice fellow In school he has a high rating;
If you want something done, he will come on the run.
For he's always accommodating.
We wonder how our Vivian Keeps track of every date; There must be complications No doubt she’s often late.
Some say the girls follow Harold
And some that he drives them away. Hut which of these is really true We'll leave it to Harold to say.
Her talk is very, very slow.
She walks at that same pace; Why. we have even heard her say. "To hurry would be a disgrace.”
She really is good-looking—
Of that there is no doubt— She has dates in great numbers. The boys are always about.
Edith likes her girl friends.
And also likes the boys; But there is one in particular Who brings her all her joys.
Dorothy’s a mixture
She's giggly and she's gay: And yet, when in the classroom She always makes an "A".
As a student we fear
He won’t start many fires: But when you buy autos See Ed about tires.
It is very hard to know Exactly what she thinks : She talks so very little.
She’s almost like a sphinx.
There's something unusual about her.
Look closely and you will spy Oh yes. it’s those great I ong Curls of hers And a very bewitching eye.
Eunice has such pleasant ways.
She’ll never frown nor pout:
Her sunny nature’s just the kind We like to have about.
She obeys this rule to the very word— Children should be chiefly seen, not heard.
Class of June, 1926
Cecil the immaculate—
He always looks just so;
There’s not much about stylish clothes That Cecil doesn’t know.
She is very studious.
And yet she’s always Kay;
Hut chiefly she is loyal To the Red and Gray.
Small but miKhty is what they always say. And this was never truer than it is today.
Now Stewart, as you know.
Is a wonderful boy:
And the way he studies
Fills his teachers with joy (?).
As Editor of the Red and Gray
This Kiri works hard throuKhout the day. And still she always finds the time For lessons and for play.
From Godfrey to Alton He travels each day;
If they charKed by the pound He’d have a lot to pay.
Her name denotes anKelic ways.
We wonder if that's true;
Look closely at her picture
And no doubt you’ll find a clue.
I know a Kiri that’s miKhty nice. And Ruby is her name;
And everybody likes her,
Hoys and Kiris just the same.
Many memories of Bill In your mind will lodge.
But can you ever think of him Being minus his Dodge?
Good-natured and quiet Is Kenneth Chappee,
Fine qualities both
As I think you’ll agree.
She's a quiet little miss.
She hardly makes a sound;
Without a sight of her you wouldn’t know She was even around.
Margaret plays a trombone.
She's a member of our band :
She has many friends, too.
And is known throughout the land.
Like the noble Washington.
1 cannot, cannot lie:
And so. I now confess.
The lamp smoked on. and so did I.
MARY ESTHER COUSLEY
For her faithful work on the Red and Gray We give three cheers “Hip. Hip, hooray!" And for Ritu the maid in the Junior Play.
We give three more "Hip. Hip, hooray!”
Mary and Mildred Pieper Are almost twins, we say; They are so much alike.
Carefree, lots o' pep. and gay.
With his air sedate And his kingly pride. If you're a friend of his Be satisfied.
With his friendly smile And his winning ways.
We’ll all remember Lyman To the end of our days.
Oh Vernon, you’re a little boy Hut you must have some brains.
For right straight through your high school course
You’re making steady gains.
ELLA MAE EVERS
1 don’t see why these girls
Think so much about the boys.
When really they all seem to me Nothing more than toys.
Tall and slim, he has quite a “rep”. Filled brimful of high school “pep”.
A modern mother in the Junior Play.
She played her part to a "T”;
And that’s the way she does everything. Everything so say we.
Of all the young men
Of which this book doth speak.
We introduce Paul
As the original “shiek."
Her fate is sealed Her heart doth yield
There’s only one for Frieda.
Until we saw the Christmas Play We didn’t know that Hill could act. Hut that he is an actor great We all admit is now a fact.
Jewel always has her lessons.
As you can plainly see;
In geometry she has every theorem To the insignificant Q. E. D.
When Helen came to Alton High She made a noble start.
And since she came she always Doe; her best to do her part.
He is willing to help.
He is willing to do Anything he is able For me or for you.
A quiet little fellow
With a mop of curly hair— For him to have such wavy locks The girls say isn't fair.
From high or low.
From for or near:
When Robert sings People come to hear.
Homer will be a shiek some day And we all know that's true: Just now his studies hinder him. But wait a year or ewo.
Dark, sparkling eyes.
Brown, curly locks All ihe boys utter sighs When Moreland is about.
Aubrey studies long and hard To make a row of "A’s”,
And since he's on the honor roll He gets a deal of praise.
She's a happy little lass.
You never see her sad:
If she isn’t now, she soon will be Admired by many a lad.
A Doctor of Divinity Is her ideal, she claims;
I wonder what his name will be— Jack. George, or James?
Bernice can sin
And Bernice can play.
She often does both Without any pay.
To our hitch school social hours The Alton pupils stray.
We really are inclined to think. To hear this Allan play.
As member of the Red and Gray.
As actor of renown.
Our Alex made himself a name Within this pleasant town.
Roy is the fellow who
Makes all the tcirls’ hearts yearn. But he has eyes for no one Except for Laverne.
This very modest little lad.
So bashful and so shy. Could be a social leader If he would only try.
I like to study my lessons,
I like to dance and sing,
I like to take lontc country hikes— My pep makes all thintcs ring.
James the tall professor
Was quite sedate and grave. Hut just as Jimmy Malcolm You ought to hear him rave.
Now Robert has gone on a diet
And whether it helps him we'll see;
Hut if around Hott he'll be quiet
We’ll all be as surprised as can be.
If you ever are in need Of a good true friend.
We are sure that Walter Will stick to the end.
I chatter in the study hall Until it's a disgrace.
And all the girls around me Try to keep up my pace.
She is one of Sarah's friends And she can cut up. too;
They chatter, chatter all the time It's almost like a zoo.
A perfect flapper.
The American style—
You can see lots of ’em here Without going a mile.
Nevada is the nicest girl.
She never is a bore.
She is just right in every way— Now, what could she be more?
As quiet as a wee, wee mouse We like her just the same;
She studies long and diligently—• Some day she’ll win some fame.
This little message
Came to us on a breeze. That wherever John goe3, He goes with Louise.
Mary Sawyer is not lacking
When it comes to tulk and laughing ; When in the halls she makes such noise I wonder where she keeps her poise.
A little fellow’s Searsy
Hut he knows what he’s about.
As on the floor at basketball He dodges in and out.
Leah is a worker
She works both night and day:
And if the worker be worthy of his hire She’ll get a lot of pay.
We’ve found another high school shiek Who stole a maiden's heart :
I guess that Frank was badly hit By Cupid’s flying dart.
Fun’s what makes the world go round That's his creed of living—
When you give fun to other folks Then that’s what they’ll be giving.
He says that Alton High girls are wonderful, too;
Hut we notice that his is from Washington U.
We’re all of us prepared to state. You always see him with a date.
Vim, pep. and fun “Tippy” never lacks.
But he's better than ever When he has his "sax.”
“Prec’ous articles coni? in small packets."
We often have heard them say ;
That’s exactly the way with Susan.
She’s more dear, as a friend, every day.
A jollier person has never been found.
No one with a brain more true and sound.
She’s ever your friend But never your oe: Blithesome and free. She has never a woe.
Her name denotes that she is wise. May this be true until she dies.
One look at fair Alice.
And I'm sure you’ll ajjree. She fills all expectations To the last letter—Z.
Summer is here with its leafy trees,
Its cheery birds and busy bees;
Old mother nature bids us arise,
And play in the splendor of her paradise.
—Ye Budding Poet
45THE JUNIOR CLASS
When the members of the present Junior Class entered A. H. S. as freshmen, they gave all the classrooms and halls a verdant and springlike appearance. No doubt the upper classmen thought these were all descended from the Irish, for green seemed to be their natural color.
The Junior Class is not lacking the fair, nor the brave who deserve them. More than half of this year’s football team were Juniors, and the Captain of the track team is a member of that worthy class. It is well known that the prettiest girls in high school are Juniors.
As for literary ability—we took the old “Sophomore”, named it the “Red and Gray”, and made a winner out of it. It is twice as large as last year’s paper and has more subscriptions than ever before in its history.
Can we act? Well, I’ll just refer you to those who saw the Junior Play, the night of December seventeenth. They’ll tell you it was good, with a capital “G”.
The Juniors are always active in all movements for the betterment of the school. Nine of them are members of the Student Council, one of these being vice-president.
The following little ditty is typical of Junior Class spirit:
Oh, it’s fine to be a Junior And lord it o’er the rest;
Of all the classes in the school The Juniors are the best.
The Seniors are too dignified,
The Sophomores are a pest;
The Freshies are too timid (?)—
The Juniors are the best.
In all they’re called upon to do The Juniors stand the test;
They sing, and act, and write news, too—
The Juniors are the best.
If you want a bright and pretty girl Or a boy with a manly chest,
Just come to Alton High School,
The Juniors are the best.
They’re serious at the proper time They’re ready with jest;
Of all the classes in the school The Juniors are the best!
N. E. B. ’26.
4GClass of January, 1927
Donald Malcolm William Drummond Allen Mather Wallace Roller Raymond Stutz Perry Edsall
Dorothy Emery Virginia Powell Alice Russell Virginia Weil Julia Willoughby Helen Misegades
Helen Reed Myra Chappee Lucille Lehmkuhl Helen Turner Laverne Fichtel
We are building a foundation And it ought to be the best, For the structure of the future— Our success—on it will rest.Class of June, 1927
Joseph Stork Charles Landis William Miller Nelson McBrien Melvin Gent Edgar Cook Benjamin Byford Adele Busse Pauline Stiritz Virginia Tonsor John Bowden Carl Fors
Delbert Dean Herman Oehler Gordon Kerr Berneice Kauffold Geraldine McKinney Lucille Wenzel Louise Schwab Ruth Howard Ruth McPhillips Frances Haynes Leona Fundel Josephine Curdie
Gertrude Haight Harriet Christoe William Harris Nelson Laird Dorothy Mann Virginia Sawyer Grace Walker Eva Stork Frances Eberlein Lucille Wheeler Lina Joesting Helen Doyle Ellen Pfeiffer
A FEW HINTS ON CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE
A phase of etiquette that has been disgracefully neglected and seldom mentioned is that most important item of proper conduct in classrooms. Many pupils grope blindly through the difficult high school courses lacking even a most primitive understanding of classroom etiquette. This earnest article is a faithful effort to reveal these deficiencies.
Boys must wait outside of the classroom door until every member of the fairer sex has greeted the teacher and become seated. The teacher should greet each boy student with a cheery “I’m so glad you’ve come!” because perhaps this pleasure is not mutual. Then each student as he enters the room should bow and say in a most genteel manner, “Yes, I’m certainly glad to be here.” This must be said in as earnest a manner as possible, in order that the teacher may not detect the grave falsehood it conceals. This formality need not be observed by girls, because they must have this time to be discussing the general appearance of the classroom and the gossip of the day. When all of the students have entered the room, exchanged greetings, and inquired about the welfare of all the relatives, they should be seated. As soon as they are perfectly quiet, the teacher should suggest that the diversion for the period shall be reciting. The students, of course, must politely acquiesce. When the teacher very courteously asks a pupil if he, or she, as the case may be, should like to tell who was the King of Rome during Nero’s reign, that pupil must politely stand. If he (or is it she?) knows the answer, it should be quietly given and the pupil resume his seat. If this pupil, however, is unable to answer, he (if it is a boy) should blush behind the ears and remain standing until weakness in the knees automatically seats him. If a girl, she should diffidently powder her nose and then be seated. Or, if she so desires, a tear or two may be shed. This same formality must be observed in every recitation.
In case a boy in the room becomes restless and desires recreation, he should calmly ask the teacher if he may shoot paper wads. Of course the teacher will use her own discretion, but she really should grant this permission, with the suggestion that he shoot slugs instead of paper wads, because slugs “stay put.” When the pupil strikes anyone, he should yell “fore” to notify the victim that he has been hit. When this harmless pastime has become tiresome to the class, the teacher should send her monitor down the aisles with a hat; and paper wads, rubber bands, eyebrow sticks, safety pins, Colt automatics, and other harmless weapons should be placed therein, along with the more dangerous weapons like finger-nail files, jazz-bow ties, compacts, and the like.
When the signal rings, the pupils should slowly arise and say in chorus, “We’re sorry, but we must be leaving.” Of course, the teacher must offer strenuous objections, but yield little by little. The teacher should then return all property belonging to the pupils as they saunter out of the room. Each pupil should delightfully exclaim what a wonderful period it has been. The teacher must beg them all to come again some time when they can stay longer. After they are outside, she should exclaim in disgust as she sinks back against the wall for support, “What a lot of bores! I’d be pleased if they’d stay away.” The pupils should mutter as they pass to their next classes, “Another period wasted!”
—Fred Worden, ’25.
50Class of January, 1928
Elva Hellrung Anne Sheppard Thelma Gent Alice Chappell Ida Miller
Leroy Wilkinson Robert Gardner Edward Worden Edison Campbell Raymond Schindewolf George Robei’ts
Charles Korte Gerald Schauerte Catherine Haberer Helen Weishaupt Bernice FreyClass of June, 1928
John McAllister Edna Allan Reiser
Irving Ohley Mabel Herdina
Levi Yager Sterling Brandt
Floyd White Nestor Venardos
Edward Hayes Marion Cooke
Charles Hacke Benjamin Tyler
Clarence Dunn Norman Edsall
George Bailey Ernest Gnerich
Oliver Lageman Ardell Chism
Charlotte Clark Ralph Bryant
Anna Louise Beatty Joseph Sauvage
Louise Goulding Delia Willoughby
Jane Wyckoff Ruth Hoehn
Helen Curdie Dorothy Morgan
Gladys Byron Evelyn Harris
Bernice Ernst Erma Mathey
Lucille Busse Edward Meyers
Hershall McCally Walter Johler
John Harris Thomas Harris
Class of January, 1929
Arthur Koch Dennis Flynn Eugene Rich Tanner Smith Ernest Rose Leroy Shuster Joseph Freeland Lillian Wortman Eugene Weindel
Alma Gernigan Claretta Evans Alyne Schneider Daisy McMurtry Glea Hicks Wilma Beiser Kathryn Wilson Suzanne McKinney Marjorie Maupin Dorothy Jenkins Goldie Newberry
Edward Johnson Walter Brown Marvin Fields Stephen Owsley Mildred Thorpe Lucille Tyner Melba Kunneman Wilma Robertson Mollie Burgan
Hazel McKinney Doris McDow Catherine Griffie Carolyn Hilton Alice Gissal Virginia Young Gladys Pierce Lucille Marshall Nancy Lou Swain
Rose Hellrung Mildred Dickerson Juanita Poore Ethel Fuller Emma Russell Helen Schuette Elizabeth Heuser Catherine Randall Justina Gottgetrun
Florence McLain Dorothy Hoppe Harvey Sidner Everett Turner Leonard Stocker Ralph Byron Walter Dick Hibbard Brown Richard Cousley Eugene Wenzel Carl Kramer
Second Semester, 1923-1924 4-2 CLASS—HIGH HONOR
Adams, Flora Buck, Wilma Burton, William Christoe, Helen Cole, Anna Margaret Connor, Marie Corbett, Virginia Culp, Esther Fors, Olga Koch, .Virginia Oetken, Adele O’Neil, Mary Smith, Mary Whitfield, Alex
Alexander, Almyra Brown, Elsie Caldwell, Myra Carr, Edward 1-2 CLASS—HONOR Cousley, Paul Gerson, Alice Me Phi Hips, Lucia Merkle, Bernadette Owsley, Erlene Short, Florence Smith, Franklin Teachout, Marian
Dennison, William Fessler, Inez 4-1 CLASS—HIGH HONOR Scovall, Allan Worden Fred
Faris, Armour Hancock, Mildred 4-1 CLASS—HONOR Harlow, Thomas Howard, Florence Worden, Frank
Coulson, Nellie Fedderson, Ella 3-2 CLASS—HIGH HONOR Flack, Mary Gissal, Mary L. Horn, Adelaide
Bug, Pauline Davis, Frances Harris, Beulah 3-2 CLASS—HONOR Lowe, Bertha Maus, Marian Oliver, Dale Smith, Charles Wilson, Arthur
Dunn, Lyman 3-1 CLASS—HIGH HONOR Haberer, Caroline
Christoe, Marie Lessner, Opal Mottaz, Rolla Olive, Virginia 3-1 CLASS—HONOR Nicolet, Leslie Rice, Dorothy 2-2 CLASS—HIGH HONOR Rapier, Yvonne Sondles, Geraldine Tuemmler, Fred Roemer, Ima
Ahe, Esther Cichlar, Marie Clower, Margaret Gideon, Corrine 2-2 CLASS—HONOR Harlow, Robert Holloway, Aubrey Maupin, Mildred O’Neil, Kathryn Sanders, John Vedder, Susan Wiseman, Matilda
Abraham, Jean 2-1 CLASS—HIGH HONOR Brown, Lucille Powell, Virginia
Edsall, Perry Faris, Warren 2-1 CLASS—HONOR Foster, Opal Osipe, Sadie Weil, Virginia Wightman, Beulah
Christoe, Harriet Eberlein, Frances Fundell, Leona 1-2 CLASS—HIGH HONOR Grigsby, Thomas Haight, Gertrude Noble, Mildred Walker, Virginia Watts, Ramona
Close, Paul Doyle, Helen Joesting, Lina 1-2 CLASS—HONOR Kerr, Gordon Logan, John Noblitt, Celestine Oehler, Herman Quickert, Esther
Benner, Marjorie Haberer, Catherine
Cannell, Charlotte Clevenger, Esther
1-1 CLASS—HIGH HONOR Sparks, Mary E. Weishaupt, Helen
1-1 CLASS—HONOR Gerard, Gordon Wilkinson, Leroy
Dennison, William Faris, Armour
Burgoyne, Lily Christoe, Marie Gissal, Mary L. Horn, Adelaide
Olive, Virginia Dunn, Lyman
Ahe, Mary Esther Clower, Margaret Cousley. Mary Esther
Abraham, Jean Grady, Margaret
Bartlett, Francene Christoe, Harriet Close, Paul Fundell, Leona
Brandt, Allyne Benner, Marjorie
Beatty, Anna Louise Byron, Gladys Hacke, Charles Haynes, Pearl
First Semester, 1924-1925
1-2 CLASS—HIGH HONOR Worden, Fred
4-2 CLASS—HONOR Harlow, Thomas Kolk, Esther
Harris, Beulah Rausch, Alverna
4-1 CLASS—HIGH HONOR
Flack, Mary Haberer, Caroline
4-1 CLASS—HONOR Oliver, Dale Peters, Mildred Poore, Lucille Sondles. Geraldine
Townsend, Charles Tuemmler, Frederick White, Ethel
3-2 CLASS—HIGH HONOR
3-2 CLASS—HONOR Hoehn, Moreland Montgomery, Harold
3-1 CLASS—HIGH HONOR
Gobble,, William Roemer, Ima
3-1 CLASS—HONOR Duncan, Samuel Rippley, Brainard
Patton, Harry Vedder, Susan
2-2 CLASS—HIGH HONOR Powell, Virginia
2-2 CLASS—HONOR Olive, Lolita Parks, Irene
2-1 CLASS—HIGH HONOR
2-1 CLASS—HONOR Haight, Gertrude Logan, John McKinney, Geraldine Noble, Mildred
Noblitt, Celestine Pfeiffer, Ellen Walker, Grace Watts, Ramona
1-2 CLASS—HIGH HONOR
1-2 Cl.ASS—HONOR Cannell, Charlotte Seabold, Louise
1-1 CLASS—HIGH HONOR
1-1 CLASS—HONOR Holland, Eugenia Johler, Walter Reiser, Edna Allan Logan, Wilma
Meyer, Edward Moore, Ruth Shepard, Bruce
5GIT-THE RED AND GRAY
The “Red and Gray” is the school paper which survives the “Sophomore.” The sophomore class formerly published the “Sophomore” paper.
The juniors took charge of the paper in September, 1924. It now became necessary to find a new name for the paper. Several names were suggested by students of the school. A vote of the school was taken and the name “Red and Gray” pleased the majority. A staff was elected from the junior class. Six new positions were added to the staff; a reporter from each class was appointed, whose duty was to report the various activities and accomplishments of the class.
The staff as a whole was exceptionally well chosen. Corinne Gideon was appointed editor-in-chief and Nancy Benedict, the assistant editor of the paper the previous year, was again chosen assistant editor. Corinne due to sickness, was forced to resign, leaving Nancy as editor-in-chief. Gertrude Haight then became assistant editor. Previous to this Nancy had had some work in this line and, being a talented journalistic student, she made a good supervisor for the staff. Alexander Koch and William Burt were old hands at their jobs; thus we can see that the staff was mostly composed of students who had had experience in journalistic work.
Over half the students in school subscribed for the paper. This is a record of support surpassed by very few schools.
58THE RADIO-SCIENCE CLUB
Tn October, 1924, a group of science enthusiasts met and reorganized the Radio-Science Club. The purpose of this club was to help those students who wished to learn more about science and its mysteries. To encourage better work, credit was given to those who qualified in their work during the meetings by doing the required amount of work.
Many interesting experiments were performed in several of the branches of science. The second Monday in October was the first meeting. It was well attended and officers were elected. Plans were discussed for an outing which was later held at Stanley’s Woods. This weiner roast was attended by the majority of the club and was enjoyed by all.
The officers for the first semester were:
Edith Shaw..................... Vice-President
Louise Patterson Secretary-Treasurer
Dale R. Oliver Sergeant-at-Arms
The second semester’s work was started during the second week of
February, 1925. The club held a meeting and elected new officers. A new program of procedure was discussed by the members. Mr. Weisert left us in March for a St. Louis high school. He will be missed very much by all students in time to come.
The second semester officers are:
Alice Goulding............................ President
Edith Shaw____________________________ Vice-President
Josephine Curdie Secretary-Treasurer
Dale R. Oliver______________________ Sergeant-at-Arms
The work of the club was sponsored after Mr. Weisert left, by Mr. Haddaway, who took Mr. Weisert’s classes as well.
69ALTON HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
An orchestra is one of the essentials of every large high school because it brings together those who have musical talent. Such an organization also cultivates school spirit and provides an opportunity for students to study good music.
The Alton High School Orchestra of 1924-1925 was organized the latter part of September with a beginning membership of twelve students.
The meetings which are held every Wednesday evening are very enjoyable. The orchestra has been studying selections which are especially appi'opriate for high school festivities.
Due to the fact that there are so many organizations in the high school the orchestra has not been very prominent, but nevertheless it has been keeping up its work and is able to respond when called upon.
The orchestra assisted in the graduation exercises of the January, 1925 class, as is the custom in Alton High School.
It earnestly desires to include all good musical talent in its membership and invites everyone who is musically inclined to attend its meetings.
The near future promises opportunities to accomplish a great deal under the supervision of its director, Mr. Johnson.
COVALTON HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Alton High School’s band is now one of the largest in the state of Illinois, and it has done practically all its growing since the beginning of the year, last fall.
This is the explanation. A certain music supervisor of the Alton schools, Miss Mary Maguire by name, got it into her head that, as long as Alton High had an orchestra, a chorus, and a glee club, and a group of musically inclined pupils, a band might be, and ought to be, organized. That was over a year ago. Early in the fall semester, 1923, Miss Maguire began putting the “bug” into the ears of a few pupils she knew would be interested. The first thing anyone knew, early in the second semester, 1924, instruments began to arrive, and finally Miss Maguire announced that she had secured the temporary services of D. D. Strock as director of the band.
Then began the real action. Early in the spring, snorts, squeaks, and other equally melodious sounds began issuing twice a week from the school gymnasium as the band assembled for its bi-weekly rehearsals. Gradually the small group of musicians, destined to be the nucleus of the present large band, began to round into shape and to play the various easy selections in the beginners’ book which they were studying from. At that time the band was composed of about twenty pieces.When the spring semester of school ended the band crawled into its cocoon to think things over and to urge other students to join. In the fall a call was made for more members, and after a few rehearsals new members responded from all sides.
By the time the football season opened, the band, due to the able direction and leadership of B. L. Johnson, who had taken his place on the Alton High faculty that fall, was able to turn out thirty-six strong at the football games. Their uniforms at that time were composed of white (rousers or skirts, dark coats, and red and gray skull caps. Later on, as the band was seen and heard marching down the streets to the games, business men became interested; and the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs both “chipped in” to buy the band thirty-seven uniforms, composed of capes and caps. The biggest triumph of the season for the band came on Thanksgiving when it played the red and gray clad boys on to a thrilling victory over the W. M. A. cadets.
After that the activities of the band varied, and they appeared at many celebrations and programs of the school. On the evenings of February 12 and 13 the band reached one of the goals toward which it had been working the whole year, their first annual concert in the high school auditorium. This was to raise money to buy more uniforms for the band, which by this time had increased to about sixty pieces. This spring the band may attend the annual high school band tournament held in Chicago, at which all the high school bands in the country will gather to match their musical ability and organization with each other.THE ALTON HIGH SCHOOL GIRL RESERVES
“What are the Girl Reserves?”
“What kind of club?”
“What do they do?”
“For the good of all!”
On Tuesday afternoons a group of happy high school girls meet in a cozy club room, all their own, at the “Y” building. This jolly bunch makes up the Alton High Club. The purpose of the club is to face life squarely.
The saying is, “To be happy, keep busy!” This year all Girl Reserves have been kept busy. They have furnished Thanksgiving and Christmas donations, given parties for poor children, dressed dolls, made toys to help out poor old Santa, and hidden eggs to assist the over-worked Easter Bunny.
The East St. Louis and Wood River girls were the guests of the Alton Girl Reserves in an inter-city conference this spring.
The Alton High Club also gave parties, teas, dinners, hikes, and camping trips for their own pleasure.
All this has been done by the 1924-1925 club. The club belongs to all girls, so won’t you help us make it a success next year?
Those in the picture—
Mikesch Stevenson Benedict
Quickert Christoe Zimmerman
Townsend Haynes Brown
Koch Clark Lavelle
Tuemmler Wilson White
Foval Burt Schaefer
Cobeck Fedderson Kortkamp
Hildebrand Wyckoff Wilkinson
Nicolet Hamer Johler
Oliver Eberlein Shearburn
Owsley Parker Dunn
Additions at the second semester—
Baker Butler McClain Pfeiffer
Gideon Haberer McKinney Quickert
Edsall Hamer Robinson Peters
Steck Collins Cress well Byron
Faris Gobble Miller HornTHE STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council was formed last September in our high school for the purpose of improving the general school spirit, promoting the success of student organizations, and securing cooperation and mutual consideration among ourselves. Each first hour class elected one of its members to be its representative in the Student Council. It is through these representatives that the suggestions of the student body are brought before the council and the actions and undertakings of the council reported to the student body.
All the class officers, the captains of the athletic organizations, both the editor and business manager of the “Tatler” and the “Red and Gray”, and the presidents of the Hi-Y Club and the Girl Reserves are also members.
The president of the senior June class is the presiding officer of the Council, the president of the junior June class, vice-president, and the Dean of Girls secretary-treasurer.
The first thing the council did was to take over the management of the congestion on the stairs, due to the darkness and the narrowness of the east ones. This undertaking proved successful, owing to the hearty cooperation of the student body. A request for liquid soap and paper towels was presented to the council, and through its influence these conveniences were obtained for all the cloak rooms.
At the beginning of the second semester three lunch periods were made. When possible, home permissions were granted, as students returning to the building early caused noise and confusion in the halls. As classes were reciting, it was necessary that the halls be kept quiet. A committee appointed by the Council arranged and successfully carried out a plan whereby these early students should remain in special unoccupied rooms until the end of the period.
The next move of the Council was to take over the supervision of the halls during the entire school day. Officers appointed by the Council were stationed in the halls. All other students leaving their class rooms were required to show a pass card from their teacher to the officer on duty and to sign in a ledger kept by the office. Through this supervision the council hoped to trace and reduce the stealing in the high school.
The Council formed a court of honor for the purpose of bringing to trial all violators of the laws made by the Council concerning smoking and stealing on the school premises.
The Council gradually increased in strength and power during the past year; and, if it continues to progress in the following years as it has this year, we are sure to find higher morals, better student organizations, and more cooperation among the students of our high school.
President _ Marie Christoe
Secretary-Treasurer Aileen Dick
Faculty Advisor Miss Williamson
The Art-Craft Club was organized during the first semester of 1924 among the art classes of the high school. Membership was made open to anyone in the art classes who cared to join.
During the first semester, chopping bowls were decorated. The second semester Batik work was studied. Batik dyes and equipment were purchased and the history of Batik reviewed. Original designs were made and placed upon crepe de chine scarfs, handkerchiefs, and shawls. They were waxed and dyed the desired color.
Much benefit and enjoyment has been derived by the members, and the club is looking forward to an even more successful year next fall.
06THE JUNIOR PLAY
“Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!” was presented by the junior class December 17, 1924, at the Spalding Auditorium. The plot was that of a young girl who had to be engaged before midnight or lose her dead aunt' million , Floy (Mary H. Foulds) was a charming debutante, but was what might be termed a man-hater. Jack Crandell, (Steward Beatty) a handsome cowboy author, was a very determined young fellow who usually got everything he wanted. In the end, after many quarrels, he even won the vivacious man-hater Floy, for his bride.
Steve (Alex Koch), Floy's brother, was a regular match-maker. He even tried to push his college chum, Ted Stone, off on hi sister. Poor Ted (Holton Vorhees) knew only about football—nothing about proposals. The next in the line-up come Letitia Brown (Helen Hamer) and Professor Bartholomew (James Malcolm). Everyone said that they were the hits of the evening. Wasn’t Lyman the dearest old dad? Ami Corinne was everyone’s idea of an ideal mother. But say, boys, wouldn't you Ji e to have a maid like Rita (Mary' E. Cousley) ?
But stop! We have nearly forgotten the most important thing about the whole play. All hat off to Mi Burnett! For it was ho who pot the play through. Without her, nothing could have been done, So let's give three cheer for M is Burnett and the whole cast.
m“COME OUT OF THE KITCHEN”
“Come Out of the Kitchen,” the senior class play for the benefit of the “Tatler,” was very successfully presented at the Grand Opera House, April 22. The characters had been carefully chosen, and were well suited to their respective parts. Hard practice and the splendid coaching of Miss Burnett were manifested throughout the play. The audience roared in applause during the entire presentation, and everyone was well pleased.
Helen Hamer played the stellar role of Olivia Daingerfield in masterly fashion—she was a clever heroine and master of the Irish brogue. Charles Townsend took the part of Burton Crane, the millionaire hero, very successfully. The part of Randolph Weeks, the cautious real estate agent, was played in a splendid manner by Frederick Tuemmler. Arthur Wilson played the part of Solon Tucker, the conceited old lawyer, so well that the audience roared wdth laughter. Robert Faris delighted the audience with his impersonation of Smithfield, the inexperienced butler. Elizabeth, Paul’s outspoken sister, was portrayed in a very pleasing manner by Moreland Hoehn. Frederick Worden played the role of the boy, “Brindy,” in a lifelike and intensely amusing fashion. Pauline Bug’s impersonation of the stern matron, Mrs. Faulkner, proved very delightful to the audience. Aileen Dick was very successful as Cora, the flapper daughter of Mrs. Faulkner. Alvin Bott’s clever presentation of the part of Thomas Lef-ferts, Cora’s lover, was very pleasing. The impersonation of “Mandy”, the faithful negro mammy, by Adelaide Horn, was so successfully rendered that she proved a great source of fun for the audience. All of the characters are worthy of favorable comment for their splendid showing.
-JOHN E. MacWHERTER, Coach
To “Johnny Mac” goes the credit for the glory won by the athletic teams of this year. In all the years of Alton High no coach has had a better record. Several conference championships were won through his spirit, with which he filled his boys. He leaves us, but he will live long in the memory of the school and in the hearts of his friends and his teams. Good luck to him.
Edgar Tipton Audrabelle Curdie Earl Hair
Come on, folks, let’s go! and make it big!! A-A-A-L-T, T-T-T-O-N A - L - T - O - N
YEA - A - A - A ! !
The 1924 football season opened at A. H. S. with about thirty-five reporting to Coach MacWherter. Among these were five letter men from last year. They were Burt, Cobeck, Mikesh, Oliver, and Nicolet. The coach had to develop practically a new backfield. He tried out several combinations before he found one that worked. This proved to be a winning combination.
Alton 7, Maplewood 0.
Alton won its first game of the season from Maplewood, a team from St. Louis County. Maplewood was a hard running, hitting, and blocking crew. Alton played hard and made a touchdown in the first half. Maplewood -fought hard to come back but Alton held; and the game ended 7 to 0, in Alton’s favor.
Alton 0, Greenfield 13
Alton lost its second game in a hard fought battle with Greenfield. Greenfield came down with an experienced and fighting team. “Mac” had not yet found a good working backfield, which proved to be an important factor in Alton’s losing the game. The score was 13 to 0, in Greenfield’s favor.
Alton 14, Granite City 7
Alton’s next opponent was Granite City. Alton was playing in bad form but nevertheless came out as victors. In this game Oliver played his first game at end, with Wilson taking center.
Alton 32, Edwardsville 6
Next Alton played the county seat at Edwardsville. Edwardsville made a touchdown during the first part of the game on a break. When Alton got started, however, it could not be stopped; and when the final whistle blew, the score was 32 to 6, with Alton on top.
Alton 21, Belleville 6
Alton next took a trip to Belleville. The team was “rearing to go” and smashed Belleville from the start. Belleville was a strong contender for the championship this year; but all their hopes soon faded when Alton went over twice in the first quarter, finally winning 21 to G.
Alton 25, Roodhouse 3
On November 1 Alton met Roodhouse, here. Two years ago Roodhouse beat Alton 6 to 0, and last year Alton tied Roodhouse 6 to 6. This year Alton was out to collect old debts and ran over them by a 25 to 3 score. Roodhouse brought down a strong team and were confident of winning, but they found more opposition than they expected. The most spectacular features of the game were the numerous end runs made by Bui t and Medler.Alton 19, Collinsville 7
Friday, November 7, Alton went to Collinsville to play a game that would decide the championship of the Southwestern Illinois Conference. Alton did not “get a going” at the start and Collinsville got a touchdown. Alton finally got started and smashed through for 19 points before the game ended, giving Alton the best of a 19 to 7 score.
Alton 14, Normandy 0
On Armistice Day Alton played the heralded Normandy High team of St. Louis County on our own field. Alton scored two touchdowns and one safety, while Normandy was unable to score anything. The last half was played in a heavy rain with much wind. This did not seem to trouble the players to a great extent. Seven out of eight games. On to Western!
Alton 20, Jacksonville 0
On November 15 Jacksonville played here. They came down a team that Alton had never defeated more than 7 to 0. Their line was large and fast, but Alton’s was faster. Fine running of the backfield men featured. The final score 20 to 0, in Alton’s favor. This game made three victories in eight days.
Alton 13, Kirkwood 15
The team went to Kirkwood not thinking of the game that they were about to play, but thinking rather of Western. The players did not seem to be in the right state of mind to play a hard game. Oliver was out of the game with a bad leg, and Oehler was put out for unnecessary roughness. This all went against Alton, but the fellows fought hard and were only two points to the bad of the 13 to 15 score when the final whistle blew.
Alton 7, Western 6
Thanksgiving Day and the classic of the season was to be played at Sportsman’s Park. Twenty-seven hundred individuals were there to see Alton and Western clash in the big game of the season. Both teams went into the game confident of winning, and all of the players were keyed up to the highest degree when they went into the game. Western outweighed Alton about ten pounds to the man; Alton, however, made this up with fight. It was anybody’s game up to the last second of play. It was a game of thrills, and the spectators all said that it was a great game. In the latter part of the fourth quarter Baker of Alton made a touchdown and Nicolet the point afterward. Western sent in a team of fresh men and came back fighting as hard as any team could. They succeeded in making a touchdown but failed to make the point afterward when it was partially blocked by Wilson, Oliver, and Sanders of Alton. Their failing to make this point proved the winning of the game for Alton. The game ended with Alton one point in the lead, and the most of the spectators went home to their Thanksgiving feasts, satisfied.
Fichtel, who was injured, Oliver, Wilson, Cobeck, Mikesch, Sanders, Oehler, Baker, Captain Nicolet. Burt, Barnard, Medler, and Brown all played the greatest game of their lives. Most of these men played their last game for Alton High, and they will long be remembered.TATLER
LESLIE NICOLET Quarterback (Captain)
This was Nicolet’s third and last year. He played quarterback, and the way he managed the team brought many praising remarks. Whenever a yard was needed, “Red” was sure to make it by smashing the line.
WALTER MIKESCH Guard (Captain Elect)
Walter played his second year of football for Alton High and was a great factor in the team’s success. He was small but all there and always fighting. He will be back for another year of football.
WESLEY BAKER End
Baker started the year as utility man with varying success. He finally stayed at sub end. The Western game showed his ability as a regular. He will be missed next year.
DALE R. OLIVER End
Dale played his second and last year of football for Alton High. He started the season at center but later went to end, and it was very seldom that an end run was ever completed coming around his end. Dale will be missed next year.
WILLIAM BURT Halfback
This was “Burt’s” second year of football for Alton High. He made many spectacular end runs during the season and could hit the line hard and low. He’ll be back next year.
JOLLY MEDLER Halfback
This was Jolly’s first and last year of football for Alton High. As a regular he was fast and was noted for his end runs. He was a good man on the secondary defense.
ARTHUR WILSON Center
Art took Oliver’s place at center. He was a shining light on the defense and could make holes on the offense. This was Art’s second and last year of football.
RANDALL FICHTEL End
Randall played his second and last year of football for Alton High. He was a fighter and was good on the defense. (He sustained a fractured collar bone in the Western game, which was the last of the season.)
JOHN COBECK Tackle
John was big and heavy, and was dreaded by the opposing teams. It was not very often that a play was completed through his tackle. When it came to punting, John was our old stand-by.
JACQUE ASHLOCK Guard
Jacque alternated at guard and tackle. He was capable of doing a regular’s work at all times. Jacque graduated.
JOHN SANDERS Tackle
HENRY OEHLER Guard
Henry, at guard, was a stone wall and a battering ram in human form. His aggressiveness will be remembered for some time. He will leave us in June.
With one year of seasoning, John showed well as a regular. More will be said of him next year.
ALLAN BARNARD Fullback
A1 is big and could smash the line for a yard when it was needed. He was also “all there” in the defense.
GERALD BROWN Quarterback
As a member of the “pony” backfield Brown showed well as a sub-quarterback for the regulars. He will be with us next season.
WILLARD SEARS Halfback
Sears, as a regular member of the dimunitive backs, led many an offense to the foe’s discomfort. We expect great things next year from him.
FRED ZIMMERMAN Halfback
Fred, who graduates, was a member of the “pony” backs. He made up for his lightness by his ability to fight. His work in the Ed-wardsville game will be remembered.BASKET BALL
Alton started its 1924-25 basket ball season with only two letter men back. Nevertheless the Alton fellows had the “old fight”, and they started the season with a victory and “kept going” throughout the season. As the season progressed the team improved in pass-work and floor-work as well as in basket shooting. In February two valuable men, in the persons of Townsend and Schulenburg, became eligible and were added to the team. Alton lost only one conference game and ended the season with the Southwestern Conference title. Collinsville, having lost two conference games, was a close second. The game at Collinsville was the deciding game. In this game “Red” Nicolet was the outstanding star as well as the high point man for Alton.
The district tournament opened at Belleville on Thursday, March 5. Alton met East St. Louis Friday morning and defeated them in a fast, hard-fought game by a 21-7 score. On Saturday afternoon Alton met Collinsville. Alton could not “get a going” and lost by a 9-18 score.
Belleville won the tournament but, we are sorry to say, lost their first game in the sectional tournament.
The Season Condensed
December 12—Edwardsville There 9 22
January 9—Decatur Here 21 23
January 13—Wood River There 7 17
January 16—Collinsville Here 25 13
January 23—Taylorville Here 14 29
January 24—Granite City. There 13 32
January 27—Edwardsville Here 8 24
January 30—Belleville Here 21 25
February 6—Decatur There 29 12
February 7—Taylorville There 13 31
February 10—Western M. A. Here 21 16
February 13—Belleville._. There 8 12
February 18—Wood River Here 16 18
February 21—Mascoutah Here 14 33
February 24—Collinsville There 14 16
February 27—Granite City Here 8 40
At The Tournament
Beat East St. Louis—7-21 Collinsville—18, Alton—9
The 1924 baseball team started the season with many old men back, as well as several new men. Schenke, Geltz, Foval, Campbell, Collins, and Cobeck were the old standbys from the season of 1923. These proved a good infield, but “Johnny Mac” did not have the material to make a good outfield, and this proved to be the weak spot of the season for Alton. Nevertheless, Alton won seven out of eleven games and came out second best in the Southwestern Illinois Conference, Madison being first. No championship was awarded, however, as certain teams had not followed the rules of the Conference.
Results of the 1921 Season
Granite City at Granite City Mascoutah at Mascoutah Wood River at Alton Madison at Madison Belleville at Belleville
7 20 11
Granite City at Alton 12
Mascoutah at Alton 4
Collinsville at Collinsville_________________________________ 10
Madison at Alton Belleville at Alton Wood River at Wood River
Baseball Schedule for 1925
Wood River at Wood River
O’Fallon at Alton
Mascoutah at Mascoutah
Madison at Alton
Granite City at Granite City
Edwardsville at Alton
East St. Louis at East St. Louis
Collinsville at Alton
Belleville at Belleville
Opposing Team 0
14 9 1 3 7 9 3 7
THE OLD SCHOOL
Sing a song of A. H. S.,
The best school ever yet;
Sing a song of boys and girls, The finest I have met;
Sing a song of gay old times We had at Alton High And recall those memories That cannot ever die.
The 1924 track season was what might be termed a success. Alton lost its first meet of the season in a dual meet at Staunton. In a triangular meet at Granite City the Alton, Belleville, and Granite City teams entered ; and this time Alton came out on top. The big meet of the season was the Southwestern Illinois Conference meet at Granite City on May 17. Alton went through this meet with flying colors and came out with more points than any of the other contending teams. This gave Alton the second leg to the traveling trophy. If the 1925 track team does as well as the 1924 team, the traveling trophy will cease to travel and will quietly repose in Alton the rest of its days.
The Faculty Wax Facetious
One day Mr. Pancok was carting some White Gates for Mr. Schaefer. He met a Bishop, who said, “Great Scott! Whose cart is that ?”
Mr. Pancok quickly replied, “The cart belongs to Miss Williamson, and I’m taking this Wood stuff over to that Cornwall because I’m pre-Perrin to get Ritcher.”
The Bishop scornfully said, “Why don’t you Wheeler Cartwright? You’re Stalling.”
“All right, then,” sneered Mr. Pancok, “I’ll Burnett up, and raise grapes to make wine from.”
“Oh, I see,” said the Bishop as they parted, “you’ll be a Winegarner.”
NOW— AND THEN
School’s the place for lots of fun,
For frolic and for play;
And youth’s the time to have it,
When hearts are light and gay.
But school’s the place for study, too,
For honest work and true;
And youth’s the time to search in books For learning old and new.
For when we all leave school behind And find hard work to do,
We’ll see life asks both heart so gay And hand and mind so true.
—An A. H. S. Teacher.
Andrus, Patterson, Beatty. Modes, Capt., Tremmell, Coleman
Lowe, Hamer, Jungk, Gissal, Capt., Swettenham, Carpenter
Karris, Fundell, Lynn, Miller, Capt., Chappell, Weishaupt
Christoe, Pfeiffer, McKinney, McPhillips, Whittle.
GIRLS’ BASKET BALL
This year there was not so much enthusiasm about girls’ basket ball as there has been in former years. The trouble was that the girls didn’t really get started until after Christmas. The Senior Team had its five players back from last year, with Bertha Lowe as a new member of the squad.
The other three teams were not chosen according to their year in school. These three teams, the “Live Wires,” the “Nicks”, and the “Peter Pans”, were lined up for a tournament to be held April 24 and 27 in the school gymnasium. There are some very good players among the girls. Celestine Karns and Helen Tremmell are both good guards. Virginia Coleman and Anna Louise Beatty are whizzes at making baskets. Ruth Mac and Leona do not find it an easy task to jump against each other. Skid Miller is always on the spot when needed. The midgets, Alice Chappell and Helen Weishaupt, are as active as they are little. Of course, the captains of the teams know how to play and can always be depended upon. With such an able group of girls, it is not easy to predict the result of the tournament.
The May Fete this year is to be a novel performance. It is called “The Toy Shop.” Virginia Powell will be the fairy queen. She has as her guest Wanda (Ruth Ahe), who brings her rag doll Bethelinda (Marjorie Benner) with her. To entertain Wanda, the Queen takes her to the toy shop. The attendants are the twelve hours of the day. Each attendant brings in some toy or toys to perform before the Queen and Wanda. The Queen gives Wanda permission to select the toy she likes best to keep for herself. There are various toys from which to choose: blocks; clowns; and French, Spanish, Chinese, gypsy, Indian, novelty, character, and sailor dolls. But after seeing all these fancy toys, Wanda decides that she likes best her old rag doll, Bethelinda. Then the fairy queen passes her magic wand over Bethelinda, and she becomes a gorgeous beauty.
Mr. Armstrong of this town composed many of the musical selections which will be used on this occasion. Altogether, an unusually interesting program is anticipated.
THE MAY FETE
Leslie Nicolet Walter Mikesch Wesley Baker Dale R. Oliver William Burt Jolly Medler
Arthur Wilson Randall Fichtel John Cobeck John Sanders Henry Oehler Jacque Ashlock
Willard Sears Allan Barnard Fred Zimmerman Gerald Brown Sidney Wittels Nelson Gould
Boys’ Basket Ball Wesley Baker Cornelius Grabbe
Franklin Townsend Willard Sears
Leslie Nicolet Kenneth Schulenberg
Girls’ Basket Ball
Bertha Lowe Mary Louise Gissal Sarah Modes Alberta Andrus Virginia Coleman Louise Patterson
Helen Tremmell Ruth McPhillips Geraldine McKinney Harriet Christoe Gertrude Haight Ruth Whittles
Leona Funded Virginia Lynn Helen Weishaupt Alice Chappell Ida Miller Celeste Karns
Elbert Ruyle Fred Worden Allan Kane Walter Johler Frances Davis
“A’s” were “Tatler” staffs.
Wilbur Peters Edgar Tipton Earl Zimmerman Mather Lulv Ralph Bigham
Paul O’Neill Margaret Clower Leroy Wilkinson Aubrey Holloway Robert Arriola
also awarded to the members of the “Red and Gray” and
With summer comes the siren call, Of cooling stream and waterfall—
Of shady trees, so green and tall—
Of pretty woodland flow’rs, and all— Bidding us to go away To laugh and frolic, shout and play With nature, on a gladsome day.
2. Registration. Hello, everybody!
3. A few bring flowers for their teachers—poor green little freshies.
4. Lost—many good tempers during the locker rush.
5. Mr. Wheeler gives us his real welcome.
8. We begin work.
10. Excitement—someone fell down the steps.
12. Senior Class meeting. Officers were elected.
15. Girls Reserves meet and reorganize.
16. Student Council members chosen. They decide to hold their meetings
19. Tatler Staff chosen (they gave us this job).
22. The “Red and Gray” staff elected.
23. This evening the faculty will go boating (I should say barging).
26. First pep meeting. Baggie Miller, Audie, and Tipy lead cheers. Buy
your tickets today and avoid the rush.
29. Are we good? Oh my, yes! Alton defeated Maplewood 7-0 and at
Maplewood, too! Also, 2-2 class meeting today.
30. A birthday party was given after school at Rock Springs Park for
those who had birthdays in August and September.
2. The Senior Class had a meeting in the Gym and the class rings were
chosen. These will be the standard hereafter.
3. Tomorrow the first football game here—is everyone coming?
6. Reverend Townsend spoke to us this morning.
7. Don’t say Miss Scott isn’t a sport. Tonight she took her classes on a
weiner roast out to Smith’s Cabin.
10. The band gave a concert this afternoon. Everyone enjoyed it immensely.
13. Alton defeated Granite City Saturday. Maybe we were not proud!
14. The whole school feels sad. Why? Because dear old “Deak” Oertli
leaves today. It’s a terrible loss.
17. The Girl Reserves are going to camp Tanglewood this week-end. We
hope they have a nice time.
20. A. H. S. won the victory Saturday when they defeated Edwardsville.
21. The girls of the 1-2 cooking class served Mr. Wheeler a breakfast the
eighth hour. Oh yes, he’s still living.
22. Science club had a weiner and marshmallow roast at Stanley’s Woods
23. No school—Teachers’ Institute. “Ain’t we got fun?”
24. Same as yesterday.
27. Oh, how silly! Of course we won from Belleville Saturday—score
In sixth hour assembly today we found out John could not manipulate our new curtains.
It must be grand to be in love. Look at Leroy and Laverne.
Pep meeting today. Dr. Reid spoke to us. Everyone enjoyed it. Afterwards we yelled.
Helen Hamer entertained us this morning. Was she good? Well, I hope.
P. S. We won from Roodhouse. The score was 25-3.
Nothing happened today except that the members of the Tatler Board had their picture taken.
Today we had a visitor at school.
You all going to Collinsville tomorrow?
We won Saturday. Score 19-17.
Science Club must have been a success last night by the way the school looks today.
The “Red and Gray” staff had a steak fry at Rock Springs tonight.
The “Tatler” Board had an assembly program today. It was good— well, why shouldn’t it be?
Score of Jacksonville game 20-0 in their favor. Oh, pardon me—we won it ourselves.
We tried some new songs today during our weekly singing period.
Four members of the “Red and Gray” staff are attending the convention at the University of Illinois this week. No school today for the rest, either.
Mr. Wheeler and family spent the week-end in Urbana.
Whoopee-do—no school for two more days. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving. You’re going to the Western game, aren’t you? You’d better, after the big pep meeting we had today.
Oh! we won, 7-6. It was wonderful.
Senior Assembly today. It was very good.
Helen Schuessler had a new permanent. Pretty swell!
Group one of the domestic science department served group two a breakfast today. They (group two) said it was good.
Today Franklin fell for?—I wonder.
Group two of domestic science period served group one a breakfast. Were you there?
The Alton and Western football teams were guests at the Mineral Springs Hotel, at a banquet given by the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. The girls’ gym classes gave a program in the assembly today. Everyone enjoyed it.
Did you all go to the basket ball game Friday? Yes, we won.17. Junior Play tonight. I know that it will be good.
18. Junior Play was wonderful. Everyone in the cast did splendidly.
19. Senior Class picked out their colors and the church for baccalaureate
sermon and Inez Fessler is valedictorian.
22. Virginia Powell got first prize for the Christmas story. It was good,
23. French 3 class had a program in 3B second hour.
24. Christmas program and party in the gym. Merry Christmas and a
very Happy New Year!
24-January 4. Christmas vacation. How we do hate to miss school!
5. Back to the old grind. I wonder how long those resolutions about “A”
reports will last.
7. Don’t we wish we had a diamond like Miss Scott’s?
8. Ah! Soap and paper towels. Such luxuries!
9. Math, department gave a play—first of its kind here.
12. Miss Perrin cleared out the desks in her room and copied some of the notes, love letters, and such on the board—did you see it?
14. Dr. Harmon, president of McKendree College talked this morning.
His subject was “Playing the Game.”
15. Miss Yoxall sporteth a new diamond. Much speculation occasioned
16. Editor of “Red and Gray” resigns. We are all sorry, because Corinne
was very good.
19. Yesterday the commencement season opened when the baccalaureate
sermon was given.
20. Faculty will entertain the graduates at the Tllini Hotel tonight. For
the poor undergraduates, finals start today.
21. Finals! ! !
22. Graduation and a holiday.
23. Ten minute periods, during the afternoon only.
26. This morning there was a “How-do-you-do” assembly for the Freshmen.
28. Mr. Kammerer resigned. It’s a shame.
29. Just look, kids! Mr. Woods is back.
30. Fred Worden gave a program in the assembly today. He drew some
“awful” funny pictures.
2. Alice Logan is back after her long and serious illness.
3. Student Council reorganized today.
4. The Western Band gave a concert the eighth hour—was good.
6. Basket ball team left this morning to go to Decatur and Taylorville.
We hope they have good luck.9. All the vaccinations seem to hurt.
10. A special assembly was held today because of the game with Western
tonight. Everyone turn out!
11. More details. Western 22—Alton 15.
12. Band concert in assembly at 7:30 this evening. Tickets only twenty-
five cents. Coming?
13. Pep meeting this morning. All day little envelopes with valentines
(I guess) were being passed. For instance, Laverne and Leroy, Mildred and Dink, and lots more. Oh, yes—and Ada and Tipy!
16. Leah and Luella Smith have returned to school after being quaran-
tined for two weeks with smallpox.
17. Earl Zimmerman is recovering from the injuries he received in the
18. An Indian woman gave a talk this morning. We had to pay a dime.
19. Cheer leaders have their pictures taken today. Alton defeated Wood
River last night.
23. Fred Worden and Walter Mikesch gave a program this morning to
start “Tatler” subscriptions. Have you subscribed for yours ? Watch the barometer rise!
24. It still rises.
25. Assembly. We lift our voices in melody.
27. Senior play tryout this afternoon. Many aspiring young actors appear.
2. Senior play cast still unknown—but how much speculation!
4. At last the play cast is settled. Helen Hamer is to be the heroine and
Charles Townsend the gallant hero.
5. Tournament tomorrow. Much agitation about a special car—or shall
it be a bus ?
6. Many tears were shed today. Alton lost in the tournament in spite
of the special car that went over.
10. Ask Donald M. how he likes raw eggs.
12. An astronomer was supposed to speak to-day, but he didn’t come.
13. Friday the thirteenth. Any bad luck today?
16. There was much commotion on the down stairway after the fifth
hour. A certain person slipped and--------?
18. Social hour after school today. A big crowd, too. Was it because of the rainy day ?
23. Senior class meeting today. We chose our motto.
25. “Red and Gray”
8927. The school seems a bit sad today. A staunch friend and teacher leaves tomorrow. Yes, it’s Mr. Weisert. We hope he likes his new ' position.
30. Have you all seen the new teacher? His name is Haddaway, spelled H-A-D-D-A-W-A-Y. There, can you remember?
1. We play the usual jokes and have a few played on us.
2-3. No school. The teachers sally forth to institute. Poor dears!
6. Visitors at school today. The alumni were glad to graduate, but they like to get back sometimes.
10. The Student Council gave a program in the assembly today, a takeoff
on the little foibles of high school girls. Hats off to the boys-! They know us pretty well.
13. Social hour again.
14. Much attention was attracted by a horse and buggy in front of the
school building the eighth hour today. Who went riding ?
17. Helen Hamer read at assembly today. She always is good, isn’t she?
21. Arbor Day, and Mr. Armstrong gave a speech on “Birds and Trees.”
22. “Come out of the Kitchen” came off swimmingly at the Grand. Only - Fred lost his moustache!
24. The Girl Reserves gave a little extract from their play at assembly. They’ll give the rest of it Monday night at the Spalding.
1. “Tatler” goes to press—hurray!
15. The “Tatler” moonlight excursion. Was ever moon so luminous or
river so enchanting? Razzberries!
26. The seniors’ all day excursion. We all had a wonderful time, just as we expected to.
1. “Tatler” out and the best ever! !
6. The seniors are out today, that is, all except those who had to take
7. Baccalaureate sermon at the Presbyterian Church.
11. Faculty reception for the seniors.
12. Graduation day at last! It’s a long road that has no turning, isn’t it?
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Much to his annoyance they were late for the game, arriving at the sixth inning.
“Whats the score, Fred ?” he asked a fan.
“Nothing to nothing.”
“Oh, splendid!” she exclaimed radiantly, “we haven’t missed a thing.”
“Does your watch tell time, Eddie?” “No, you’ve got to look at it.”
He Knew The Place
Minister: “Do you know where little boys go that smoke cigarettes?”
Boy: “Sure—down in Flanagan’s alley.”
“Is there a word in the English language that contains all the vowels ?” “Unquestionably.”
“What is it?”
“I just told you.”
Thou Shalt Not Crib
First freshman in math, exam.: “How far are you from the cor-
Second freshman in math, exam.: “Two seats.”
Circus Man: “The leopard has escaped—shoot him on the spot.”
Guard: “Which spot ?”
The Easy Way Out A lady brought her little boy to school one day and said to the teacher, “Little Beenie is so delicate. If he is bad—and sometimes he is—just whip the boy next to him—that will frighten him and make him behave.”
“I’d walk a mile for a camel”, murmured the hungry lion, as he watched a caravan crossing the Sahara.
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“I have been on this train seven years,” said the conductor of a slow-moving southern train proudly.
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“My boy,” asked the school inspector, “what is the plural of mouse?” “Mice,” said Jimmie.
“Right,” said the inspector, “and now what is the plural of baby?” “Twins,” said Jimmie.
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on Piasa Street 31 East Broadway
W. M. Sauvage Amusement Enterprises
HIPPODROME GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Open 11 till 11 Twice Daily
DAILY 2:30 and 8:15 P. M.
Vaudeville, Pictures, Exclusive First Run Feature
Orchestra, Pipe Organ Productions
Excursion Steamers Chautauqua
St. Paul, J. S„ Bathing Pool
Capitol, OPENS JUNE 15
MAIN OFFICE 221 FRONT STREET, ALTON
Photographs of Quality
Portrait and Commercial Photographs—W. M. Reiss
322 Broadway Alton, Illinois
Luncheons Frozen Dainties
Clean, Dainty Service Quality Unsurpassed
24 West Broadway
“Where have you been ?” “To the cemetery.”
“Is anyone dead?”
“Yes, every one of them.’
Miss Winegarner: “What hour do you usually study your English
Arthur Koch: “At the eleventh hour.”
He: “Your eyes remind me of a star.”
She: “What star?”
He: “Ben Turpen.”
Mr. Weisert (after a strenuous period): “We have just a minute left
before the bell rings. I want you people to take paper and pencil, and write all you know about chemistry. When you have finished, you may study until the end of the period.”
The fountain pen—a chief reason for profanity around Alton High School.
A football banquet—a masculine gathering for the purpose of furthering the culinary art, where the faculty members show that they know as many keen jokes as we do.
Staunch Captain: “Now then, my hearties, fight like heroes till your
powder’s gone—then run! On account of this rheumatism in my leg I’ll have to start now.”
The height of painlessness is a splinter in a wooden leg.
“Over the fence is out,” said convict No. 10970, as he dropped on the outside of the prison wall.
R. I. I .
Under this sod
Lies Benjamin Green;
Bounced off his bean.
102Alton Tire Sales Co.
F. J. STOBBS
Championships are only won by careful planning, persistent effort, and loyal co-operation of all concerned. The many national and world’s records which have been won with WESTERN ammunition are a credit, not only to the Western Cartridge Company but to everyone of the hundreds of employees and thousands of loyal Alton citizens whose assistance and support have made them possible. It will pay all of us to boost for
Kelley Springfield and Federal Tires
Majestic Candy Kid and
Pink Lady Can Goods
and get a rubber apron free
Landau Grocery Co.
Butter-Krust and Family Loaf
Velvet Ice Cream
“At All Good Dealers”TATLER
At a college examination a professor asked, “Does the question embarrass you ?”
“Not at all, sir,” replied the student, “not at all. It is quite clear. It is the answer that bothers me.”
Old Lady (visiting State Prison): “I suppose, my poor man, it was
poverty that brought you to this ?”
Counterfeiter: “On the contrary, ma’am, I was just coining money.”
Courteous To The End
“Is there anything you would like to do before I press the button?” asked the warden at Sing Sing to the murderer in the electric chair.
“Yes,” said the latter, “I would like to get up and give a lady my seat.”
He: “China has a standing army of 1,500,000 men.
She: “Don’t they ever get to sit down ?”
Sunday School Teacher: “Bobby, how often must I tell you to keep
your eyes closed during prayer?”
Bobby: “Yessum; how’d you know I didn’t?”
Lady: “Why have they let all the monkeys out of their cages?”
Zoo Attendant: “Holiday, mum. This is Darwin’s birthday.”
Thin Lady: “You’re a coward—You’re even afraid of your own
Fat Lady: “Well, why shouldn’t I be? It looks like a crowd fol-
“I hear that Jones left everything he had to an orphan asylum.” “Is that so? What did he leave?”
Prof, (in Latin): “Did Caesar win that battle?”
Student: “Of course, Caesar wrote the book.”
—Penn. Punch Bowl
Prompt Service, 7 Chairs
Ladies and Children Hair Bobbing a Specialty
Frank P. Bauer, Barber Supplies
FAULSTICH’S Central Shaving Parlor
CIGARS. TOBACCOS, AND BILLIARDS
Eight of the finest pool and billiard tables 638 E. Broadway
in the city
A complete line of high grade smoking tobacco and cigars Edw. Dalton, Prop.
A. B. C,
“Quality and Service”
Alton Baking and Catering Company
ALTON NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus, $400,000.00For Concrete Reinforcement Use
Laclede Rail Steel Bars
HOOPS AND BANDS HOT AND COLD ROLLED STEEL
LACLEDE STEEL COMPANY
Works: General Office:
Alton, Illinois Arcade Bldg.
Madison, Illinois St. Louis, Mo.
You wreck ’em Company
We get ’em And fix ’em Everything Musical
Latest Records, Rolls, and Sheet Music
Heuser’s Garage Finest Collection of Brass and String Instruments Obtainable
18 East Broadway Phone 399-W
Alton Evening Telegraph
Alton’s Only Daily Newspaper Reaches 11,000 Homes
Full Associated Press Service Full N. E. A. Feature Service
A Home Newspaper
Newsy and Clean
First in Sports
In A Freshman’s Eyes A Senior stood on the railroad track, The train was coming fast,
The train got off the railroad track And let the Senior pass.
Stranger: “Sonny, can you tell me how to get to the packing house?”
Sonny: “Sure, just follow your nose.”
The Great Jam
Packed in the huge bowl was the colorful crowd, jammed in with scarcely room to breathe------row on row-------layer on layer-----the crushing crowd was packed in-------------------------------------------packed in, as someone said like sardines-
sardines. And the funny part of it was that they WERE sardines!
“If I go to the movie I’ll have to cut two classes.” “That’s all right; you can make up the sleep any time.”
Aviator: fall then.”
“Half of the people down there thought we were going to “So did half of the people up here.”
M. I. T. Voo Doo
An awful row was heard in front of a movie the other night. Two half sisters were trying to get in on a single ticket.
Southern Calif. Wampus.
Mr. Smith to late pupil: “Young man, when were you born?”
Pupil: “April second, sir.”
Mr. Smith: “Well, late again!”
A co-ed who owned a Corona Sat typewriting, in her kimona;
As each line she did write
She would stop for a bite
Of a sandwich of bread and bologna.
DRY GOODS COMPANY FORD
The Universal Car
l adies’ Slylish Apparel Alton Automobile Co.
4th and Piasa Streets
Sauvage’s Cigar Store
Ten Hilliard and Pocket Tables
217 Piasa Street Alton, Illinois
First Trust Savings Bank
102 West Third Street
CAPITAL, • - - $100,000.00
I). A. WYCKOFF, President H. B. BUSSE, Cashier
J. E. KELSEY, Vice-President N. C. WYCKOFF, Asst. Cashier
W. H. Cartwright, D. M. Kittinger, Geo. A. Sauvage, J. E. Kelsey, Eben Rodgers, A. B. Wyckoff, D. A. Wyckoff“It’s an ill-wind that blows nobody good.”
“Yeh, when business is falling off with the steeplejacks, it’s picking up with the undertakers.”
Said the chamber maid to the sleeping guest,
“Get up, you lazy sinner,
For we need the sheet for the table cloth And it’s almost time for dinner.”
He: “An awful accident up the street.”
She: “What happened ?”
He: “A car ran into a garage.”
Storekeeper—“I don’t like the ring of this half dollar.” Customer: “What do you want for fifty cents—a peal of bells?”
The shades of night were falling fast. The Guy stepped on it, and rushed past, A crash—he died without a sound,
They opened up his head and found— Excelsior!
Prof: “You can’t sleep in class.”
Student: “I know it; I’ve been trying for half an hour.”
“Out for the team?”
“Yep, cross country.”
“Say, drop me a postcard from San Francisco, will you?”
Johnson to Pancok: “How do you pitch a tune ?”
Pancok: “With a tuning fork, of course.”
“Johnny, I wouldn’t slide down the banister if I were
Johnny: “Wouldn’t? Thunder, you couldn’t!”MRS. A. M. BANTA
THE ALTON BOOK SHOP
Graduating Presents, Cards, Journals, Mottoes, and Memory Books Kodak Albums 16 East Broadway Sporting Goods
HARTMAN HARDWARE CO.
HEADQUARTERS FOR SPORTING GOODS 127 West Third Street
W. H. GRIESBAUM EMIL H. DICK
The Popular Priced Dry Cleaners and Dyers Everything in Drugs
304 Washington Ave.
24 East Broadway Alton, Illinois Phone 1762 Postoflice Station No. 2 Phone 33 Alton, Illinois
Diamonds and Watches on the Deferred Payment Plan. Small Payment Down Secures Whatever You Select.
The new enlarged store has been equipped with modern fixtures accommodating larger stocks, which affords an unusual choice. Special service is given to graduates in their needs, especially in our tailoring department.
H. K. JOHNSTON HARDWARE CO.
W. L. DOUGLAS SHOES FOR MEN SMART NOVELTY SHOES AND HOSIERY FOR WOMEN
OUTFITTERS TO HIGH SCHOOL MEN
For three generations this store has outfitted Ah«i High School graduates—most of whom are slifl her valued friends and customers.
State Street and Broadway
655 E. Broadway
Louis J. Hartmann
117 VV. 3rd StreetREFLECTIONS OF A SENIOR ON COMMENCEMENT DAY
Diplomas in hand the seniors stand And proudly gaze upon the land—
They’ve studied hard and now they’ve won And all their school work now is done—
They’ll all go win their daily bread,
For think of what is in each head—
A senior on commencement day Sat all alone and still;
He heard his classmates cheery songs, Which made the air to thrill;
And then he sighed in modest tones Scarce heard amid the din,
“I haven’t done my best at all— Think what I might have been!”
We’re leaving our old Alma Mater,
The days of her training are past,
We come to the hard days of manhood And stand there, expectant, at last.
Our school days were pleasant and friendly. The future seems misty and dim,
We leave the old school with reluctance And onward pass, ready and grim.
The Freshman thinks he’s very wise, And knows ’most everything;
The Sophies are not quite so sure,
But in self-praises sing;
The Junior very little knows,
Yet seeketh everywhere;
The Senior has an empty head,
That’s only good for hair.
And so, throughout our entire lives, As wiser we all grow—
The less we find we’d really learned— How little did we know!
We cannot close this volume of the Tatler without first thanking the teachers whose efforts have done so much to make possible this book. We owe much to Miss Winegarner for her work as general advisor. To Miss Williamson, who supervised the art work; Mr. Kammerer, who was business manager the first semester; Mr. White, who took this work the second semester; Mr. Wood, who directed the advertising campaign; and Miss Burnett, whose able play coaching gave substantial financial help to the Tatler, we express our gratitude.
There are those among the students who, although not on the staff, have been willing and able helpers to us in many ways. We want to thank you, too. Perhaps some day, when you yourselves are on the staff, you will know how glad we were of your assistance.
The preceding pages We hope you have read And enjoyed all the things
Which we’ve pictured and said.
To the faculty, contributors,
And subscribers, we send Our very best wishes
As this “Tatler” we end.
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