Alton High School - Tatler Yearbook (Alton, IL)

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 ✓ « iA A C |fc2." ✓ ifss I ♦ wX %. ✓ m • w . • 5 " • - Jj wl • « iMarfc pci jl proclaim the eTatler of 1927now complete. Merein fbtf recorded,lestpefor d, the dedt$ ot htri hts mti) thr pvi of ladies Tnithout number and thr quips of shirks and the wisdom of flappers.o the old school building if tnhfch, at the bc hmuig of its : t ment Tint tgeac$} ofseruice umo as c i| touch a s mibd of Sj! cdunitioal progress i Q$ as the neiu otic 3§r is to be, i$27 Waller is dedicated, umtl?r AdministrationAdministration ■— 1 XK”T- waiter o«= cx=r= o«= o Every visitor who inspects the new building is lavish in his praises of its beauty and convenience."—From the 1905 Tatler. L. T. Turpin, Principal Ph. B., Franklin College Wilbur R. Curtis, Superintendent B. S., Valparaiso College A. B., Indiana University A. M., Columbia University Page Seven  0 ,- v Carolyn M. Wempen Dean of Girls Algebra A. B., ShurtlefF College Bertha W. Ferguson, Ass’t Principal Latin A. B., ShurtlefF College A Scene of Many Ins and Outs Jennie Cates, History A. B., McKendree Ralph Baker, English A. B., Illinois College Bertha Imogene Bishop, French A. M., University of Chicago Margaret Vinot Cartwright, Latin A. B., ShurtlefF College Sponsor 1-2 Class , Wm. Franklin Clark, Shorthand and Commercial Geography B. S. in Education, Northeast Missouri State Teachers' College Hi-Y Club Harold Eugene Cooke, World History B. S. in Education, University of Illinois Dramatic Club, Sponsor of 4-2 Class« H Xk 'WK—SIW—MX ' MK—M 0 ©atlrr c« Irene Degenhardt, English A. B., University of Chicago Ethel Elk, Home Economics B. S., Iowa State College Adviser for Girl Reserves Dramatic Club, Senior Class Coach for Plays Philip Enzinger, English A. M., Washington University Tatler Loren K. Freeman, Chemistry A. B., Washington University Alice Mae Gates, Mathematics Ph. B., Shurtleff College Sponsor 2-1 Class Lydia M. Hackman, Typewriting A. B„ Central Wesleyan College Page Eleven Jane V. Henry, Home Economics Ph. B., University of Illinois Sponsor of 4-2 Class James C. Hostetler, Benchwork and Mechanical Drawing Illinois State Normal University Supervisor of Athletics in the Alton Junior High Schools Sponsor of 31 Class B. L. Johnson, Health, Band, Orchestra B. S., Otterbein College • Nancy Adeline Lowry, English A. B., Shurtleff College John E. MacWherter, Director of Athletics B. S., Millikan Coeina D. McPhail, Algebra and Sewing A. B., Shurtleff CollegeFrieda Grace Perrin, English A. B., Shurtleff College Beulah A. Mulliner, Zoology and Botany A. M., Cornell University Lauretta Grace Paul, American Literature A. B., Shurtleff College Supervisor of the Library John H. Porter, Commercial Subjects and Mathematics B. S., University of Nebraska George C. Ritcher, Supervisor of Manual Arts Illinois State Normal University Mary J. Maguire, Music Studio School of Music, University of IllinoisHarriet Rumsey, English, World History, Vocations, and Music Appreciation A. B., University of Illinois Mildred Rutledge, English Ph. B., ShurtlefF College Adviser of Red and Gray Dramatic Club Wm. M. Schaefer, Manual Arts Bradley Polytechnic Institute F. G. Schrantz, Physics, Chemistry A. B., Central Wesleyan College R. V. Smith, Commercial Law and Science Illinois State Normal University Warderman Pierce Stallings, Mathematics B. S., ShurtlefF College Page ThirteenPage Fourteen 9 Satlrr Eunice E. Vine, Physical Education American Gymnastic University Bernice Emily Williamson, Art A. B„ University of Illinois Sponsor of 1-2 Class Dinsmore Wood, Economics, Civics, Sociology A. B„ University of Kansas Adviser of Dramatic Club Dean of Boys Gladys Gates, Registrar Ruth Stamper Librarian Frieda E. Voss Librarian Ph. B., Shurtleff Walter Russell Benjamin B. Koch Edward Wagenfeldt IN APPRECIATION From early morning until dusk these men toil in the interest of the high school. Their task is never done. The janitors of Alton High work under serious handicaps. In the grade school, when three-thirty comes the building is cleared out and the janitor may go on with his work unhindered. But not so at the high school. In one room is a Tatler Staff meeting, in the next is a Red and Gray meeting, and in another is a class meeting; in the typing room are always a few students who remain to work, in the assembly is play practice, in the gym, band practice; upstairs is the Glee Club, in 9A is detention, and in countless other rooms are students staying for various purposes, preventing the janitors from doing their work. They cannot sweep the floor under the seats which are occupied, so they must find other things to do until practically every one has left. Don't you remember a janitor opening the door during a meeting, looking in at you, heaving a sigh, and shutting the door resignedly? From time to time extra work demands their attention. Alton High School is the receiving center for all Alton schools. The janitors unpack the books and supplies, put them away, and get them out again when they are called for. The high school, having an auditorium, provides a place ideally situated for entertainments, concerts, plays, and the like. For these events the janitors must be on hand. Our janitors are well trained for their positions; they have taken graduate courses in the subject of good nature. They have a smile for every one, a kind greeting for all. Although things happen sometimes which would cause most people's temper to become violent, they pass it off in the best way possible and smile. This is the lesson that we learn from you, Mr. Koch, and you, Mr. Russell, and you, Mr. Wagenfeldt. Leona Fundell Page Fifteen ) 1 ] ] 5 i 1LOOKIHG BACKWARD Now that our dream of a modern high school building is nearing real' ization, it is fitting that we record the facts in the growth of our school. The story begins with a high school conducted in the basement of the Unitarian Church in 1816. At this time there were only two small public schools here. Through the influence of Moses Atwood, bonds were issued for a new twelve room building. This building was erected; it was long known as No. 2, but it is now known as Lincoln School. Here one room was set aside for the high school pupils. The course covered only two years, but during Mr. E. A. Haight’s term as superintendent another year was added. Before this the high school was administered by the superintendent; now, however, a principal was found necessary. During Principal Wilkinson's term the course was extended to four years. The one room in the Lincoln School soon became too small, so two rooms were used. The number of students continued to increase, and another room was added. Before long the entire third floor and two rooms on the second floor were in use. When Lincoln School became too small for both high school and grade school, the people voted for a new building. $50,000 was authorized, and the construction was begun in 1902. On June 11 the corner stone was laid with elaborate ceremonies. In accordance with Masonic rites it was annointed with oil and wine, and wheat was sprinkled over it. This new building was an ornament to Alton; its structure was admired by all who visited it. Its capacity was 500. In the Lincoln School the enrollment in 1895 was 126. In the new building in 1905 it was 243. In 1920 the enrollment was 675, and now it is 983. In the years 1874 to 1878 the graduates numbered 127, but during the next five years their number fell to 69. Then came a gradual increase. Since the opening of the present building the number has grown considerably, until now about 380 are graduated every three years. Esther Quickert Page Sixteen(ClassesSENIOR OFFICERS Class of January 1927 Perry Edsall, President “He is greatest who confers the most benefits." Secretary Treasurer '24; President ‘25, ‘27; Vice-President ‘26; Student Council'25,‘26; Track 26; Tatlcr 27. Earl Hair (“Dink"), Vice-President "I have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken." Orchestra ‘24, '25; Band '24-’27; Drum Major 25,‘26; Basketball ‘26; Cheer Leader 25; Most Popular Boy 26; Home Coming Chairman ‘26; Senior Play '26, ‘27. Alice Russell, Secretary-Treasurer "She excels each mortal thing Upon the dull earth dwelling. ' Freshman Club '23; May Fete 23, 25. Leona Fundell, Secretary-Treasufer “Not bold nor shy, nor short nor tall." May Fete ‘24. 25; Basketball 24, 25; Radio Science Club ‘24, '25; Music Festival ‘25, 26, ‘27; Economics Debate 26; Peppers ‘27; Glee Club ‘27. Page Seventeen Class of June 1927 Melvin Gent, President “The force of his own merit makes his way.'' Student Council '25, 26; Red and Gray '26; Tatler 27; Quill and Scroll Gordon Kerr (“Bugs"), Vice-President . “It is a great plague to be too handsome a man." Secretary '24; Tatler '27- •On 5 k_1 " x— i atlrr C Class of January 1927 Ralph Bigham “Ignorance never settles the quest' ion." Band 23, '24, 25; Orchestra '25 '26; Saxophone Choir '26 Lucille Brown—(“Lou") “Condemn the fault and not the actor of it.“ Myra Chappee “Her radiant smile apparent warmth expressed. May Fete 23. 24; Senior Play 27; Chorus 24, 25 Virginia Coleman “Service is the keynote of success. Nellie Dietschy “Every woman should marry—and no man." Dorothy Emery—(“Dot") “Power is in nature the essential measure of right." Chorus 26 Warren Faris—(“Bill") “Messieurs, nous avons un maitre, ce jeune homme fait tout, peut tout, et veut tout." Freshman Club 23; Football 24, 25, 26; Band ‘24, 25, 26; Tatler 27; Senior Play 27; VicC'President 23, 24; Hi Y 26 Laverne Fichtel “Men's faults we write in brass, their virtues in water." Chorus 25, 26; May Fete 23, ‘24 Page EighteenRichard Lehne—“Dick" “What I am doing is what concerns me and not what people think." Page Nineteen Bernard Harlowe “Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers." Herman Gerdes "Come on show 'em what you can do." Helen Gotthardt “I must be myself; if he cannot love me for what I am, I will be the happier." Girl Reserves '23, '24, 25; Dramatic Club ‘26, 27; May Fete '23, '24, 25; Senior Play 26; Home Coming Committee 26 Russell Grisham "Our age yields no great and per feet persons." Martha Grady "The tree of knowledge is not the the tree of life." Radio-Scicnce Club 25; Chorus '25, 26, 27; Girl Reserves 24, '25; Music Festival '25. 26 Charles Hemphill—"Chic" "Let a man know his worth and keep things under his feet." Football ‘26. 27; Senior Play 27; Band 25, 26, 27; Orchestra 27; Hi'Y 25, 27 Lucille Lehmkuhl—"Eke" "Kisses kept are wasted." May Fete 24, '25; Senior Play '27; Dramatic Club '26; Peppers 26; Chorus '24, '25, 26, '27 % V.Geraldine McKinney—"Jerry" “Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment." Secretary ’23; Girl Reserves 24, '25, 26; Student Council 24, 25, 26; Basketball 23, 24; Chorus 23; 26; May Fete 24; Peppers 25; Jr. Play 26; Sr. Play 27; Tatler 26; Dramatic Club 26 Donald Malcolm—“Don" “The surest way to get a larger Slace is to make one's service over ow the place he occupies.' Football 24, 25, 26; Basketball 24, 25, 26; President 23 Alan Mather “His conduct still right tho his argument wrong.” Band 25, 26, 27; Orchestra 25, 26, 27; Football 26; Dramatic Club 26, 27; Senior Play 26, 27 Helen Misegades “He takes the greatest ornament from friendship who takes modesty from it.” Sylvester Mungall “A man who does not enjoy work cannot truly enjoy anything else.” Mildred Noble—"Mil" “Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.” Chorus 25, 26, 27 Celestine Noblitt—(“Cel") “The thing that counts is what we are and what we are doing.” Chorus 23, 26; Peppers 25; Glee Club 25; May Fete 25; Girl Reserves 24 Irene Parke—"Chickie"Louise Patterson—“Patty" “She doth, indeed, show some sparks that are like wit.” Freshman Club 23; Dramatic Club 25, 26; Radio-Science Club 24. 25; Basketball 24, 25; Girl Reserves 23, 24; May Fete 24, 25; Chorus 25, 26 Virginia Powell—“Powell" “Forethought and prudence arc the proper qualities of a leader.” Artcrafts Club 26; Student Council 24, 25; May Queen 26; Tatler 27 Herman Rickerman “The greatest truths are the simplest—and so are the greatest men. Sophomore Staff 22, 23; Prop. Manager of the Senior Play 27; Toastmaster of Senior Banquet 27 Elsie Roberts “I know what I am but I do not know what I may be.” Chorus 25, 26, 27; May Fete 24; Orchestra 24 Wallace Roller—“Wally" “His life is a progress and not a station.” Radio-Science 23; Freshman Club 23; Pep Club 26; Dramatic Club 26; Chorus '26, 27; Secretary of Class 26; Senior Play 27; Student Council 25 Alice Logan—“Al" “If I can make others happy I will be happy myself.” Dorothy Scherrer “The hand that follows intellect can achieve.” Chorus 25, 26, 27 Harold Schwaab “Bus"  Ada Spiceland “No law can he sacred to me hut that of my own nature. Harry Steck—“Steckie" “We must laugh before we are happy for fear we die before we laugh at all." Leroy Swain—“Doc" “The music of a Jew's harp is better than it sounds." Chorus '27; Senior Play 27; Peps 25 Everly Terry “He that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow." Senior Play 26 Marie Vogel “Nothing is more useful than silence." Chorus 25, 26, '27 Virginia Weil “Men are the cause of women not loving one another." May Fete 24; Chorus 24, 26 Beulah Wightman “He hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted." Chorus 25, 26; May Fete 24 Laverne Zaugg “Zauggie" “The modern girl is considered a good wife if she can put up with her husband's cooking.” Basketball 24; Pepper's Club '26; Dramatic Club '26, 27; Senior Play '27; May Fete '25; Chorus 25, '26, '21 Page Twenty Two Class of June 1927 Morgan Banta “No hurry no scurry, just life as it comes. ' Football 25, 27; Basketball 26 Francene Bartlett “Zealous yet modest." Girl Reserves 25; May Fete 25; Cornet Choir 26; Band 26, 27 Arthur Braun “A friend and a gentleman— What more can we say?” Adele Busse “Hear me for my cause, and be silent that you may hear.” Chorus 24, 25, 26; May Fete 24. 25; Peppers 26; Music Festival 26 Ben Byford “For he was studiou;—of his ease. ’ Elmer Childers “He was so generally civil that nobody thanked him for it.” Hi'Y Club 25, 26. 27; Student Council 25, 26; Football 25, 26; Music Festival 26, 27 Harriet Christoe—“Hat" “Laughter bubbles up as readily as water from a spring.” Basketball 24, 25; May Fete 24. 25; Band 25, 26. 27; Orchestra 26; Peppers 26; Dramatic Club 26, 27; Tatler 27; Quill and Scroll; Latin Plays 26, 27 Joy Coleman “Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chains of all virtues.” Chorus 26, 27 Don Cravens "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Student Council 26; Dramatic Club '26, 27; “Dulcy” 26, Football 26, 27; Chorus 26; Tatler Staff 27; Track 27 Betty Cresswell "She was divinely fair—fit love for gods.” Student Council 25; May Fete 24, 25 Lillian Crofton "A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye.” May Fete 25; Girl Reserves; Pep-pers 26; Chorus 25, 26, 27 Delbert Dean “Small, but every inch a man. Mary Helen Doyle “Neat and sweet And quite petite.” Student Council 25; Sax Choir 26; May Fete 25; Basketball 24; Band 26, 27; Latin Play 26, 27 Frances Eberlein—‘Panky" "Like a bit of jet she sparkles and scintillates.” Red and Gray 26; Tatler 27; May Fete 25; Chorus 26, 27; Student Council 26; Economics Debate 27 Carl Fors "The world knows nothing of its greatest men.” Football 24, 25, ‘26; Track 26, 27 Thomas Grigsby "Silence, that great virtue coupled with all the rest.” mmmm Gertrude Haight “Have you not heard it said full oft, A woman's nay doth stand for naught?" Chorus '24, '25, '26, '27; Girl Re serves '24, '25, '26, '27; Basketball '24, '25, '26; May Fete '24, '25; Student Council '25, '26; Class President '25; Class Vice-President '26; Red and Gray '25, '26; Editor Tatler ‘27; Dramatic Club‘27; Peppers '26; Glee Club 26, '27; Debate Club '24 William Harris “Talks as familiarly of roaring lions As lads of six do of puppy dogs." Student Council '25; Junior Play '26; HiY Club '26; Dramatic Club 26. '27 Frances Haynes “So fair she takes the breath of men away.” Radio-Science '24; Girl Reserves '24.'25; May Fete'25; Junior Play '26; Dramatic Club '26, 27 Russell Heiney “A Prince of Good Fellows" Sadie Jackson “Feast, and your halls are crowded; Fast, and the world goes by." Chorus '26, '27; Basketball '26 Lina Joesting “Gentle and modest and sweet A friend we always like to meet." Girl Reserves '24- 27; May Fete '25; Peppers '26 Gladys Johnson “She was not born to blush unseen." Radio-Science Club '24; Girl Reserves '24, '25; May Fete 25 Cordelia Kelley “Imagination rules the world." Girl Reserves 24. 27; May Fete '25; Latin Play '26; Economics Debate 26Page Twenty'Six I t I t I I t I 1 t I i ( i i i i | i Ci ®ati?r Nelson Laird “As silent as the night he stands." Charles Landiss “Hear ye not the hum of mighty workings?" John Logan “Surer to prosper than prosperity could have assured us." Dramatic Club 27; Football '27; Tatler '27 Band '25. 26; Orchestra 26; Tennis 25, 26; Hi-Y Club; Dramatic Club Dorothy Mann “Labor conquers all things." Girl Reserves 26, 27; Stick Togeth' er Club 26, 27 Forrest Marr “Words are women, deeds are men." Vernon Marr “And tho he was not great and tall His spirit twas gay withal." Football 25 Marjory Megowen “He is a fool who thinks by force or skill To turn the current of a woman's will." May Fete 24; Girl Reserves 24; Peppers 26; Orchestra 26, 27; Glee Club 26, 27 Nelson McBrien “1 am not in the roll of common men.”  Nellie Richey “Be happy—hut be happy through piety.” Chorus '26, '27 Elsie Schaefer “Humility, that low sweet root from which all heavenly virtues shoot.” Science Club’24, '25; Basketball 26; Girl Reserves '26, '27; Chorus '25, '26, '27; Peppers '26 Irene Schwaab “Modesty is the citadel of beauty and virtue" Page Twenty Seven John Miller “None but himself can be his par allel.” Basketball '25 Herman Oehler “Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” Football '26 Ellen Pfeiffer “When she laughs the world laughs with her For she's seldom if ever alone.” Student Council '25, '26; Basket' ball '24, '25; Red and Gray '26; May Fete 25; Dramatic Club '26, '27; Homecoming '28 Billy Pierce “As quiet as a grave around women, but a friend to all men.” Esther Quickert “And I will let things come and go; nor range For knowledge; but from moments pluck delight.” Debate Club '23; Student Council '24, '25; Radio'Science '24, '25 52  Marie Williams “Exhausting thought and having wisdom with each studious year.” Girl Reserves 25, 26; Stick Together Club 26; Latin Play '26, 27 Julia Willoughby “Her very frowns are fairer far than smiles of other maidens are." Tin Soldier ’24; May Fete 24, 25, 26; Chorus 26, 27 Page Twenty'Eight A i r ft Vi Louise Schwab “I would help others out of a fellow-feeling." May Fete 24 Louella Smith “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” Tin Soldier Drill 23; May Fete 23, 24; Girl Reserves 23, 24, 25; Peppers 26; Dramatic 26, 27 Eva Stork “In her eyes the charm of the Orient." May Fete 25; Peppers 25, 26; Chorus 26, 27 Edgar Tipton “The march of a human mind is slow." Debate Club 22, 23; Orchestra 23, 24; Radio-Science 24; Junior Play 24 ‘26; Red and Gray 25; Band 25, 26; Track 25; Student Council 26; Dramatic Club 26, 27; Cheer Leader 24- 27 Virginia Lee Tonsor “Simplicity, Sweetness, Stillness— She.” Radio Science 24, 25; May Fete ‘25; Chorus 25, 26, 27; Girl Reserves Josephine Weingand “Dark brown eyes whose glances seemed all too thoughtful for her years.” Basketball 26; Girl Reserves 27Theresa Zigrang “Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit." Chorus 26, 27 Russell Draper "Another ‘Collar Ad' on the signboard of life." Track '25; Basketball '25; Football "25, '26; Student Council '24. '25 Edward Worden "A jest loses its point when the jester himself laughs.” Hi-Y Club '26. '27; Band '24. '25, '26; Class Vice-President '25, '26; Student Council '26 ‘i P'V HONOR ROLL, CLASS OF JANUARY 1927 June 1926 Martha Grady, Lucille Lehmkuhl, Alice Logan, Celestine Noblitt, Irene Park, Virginia Powell. January 1927 High Honor: Mildred Noble, Herman Rickerman. Honor: Nellie Dietschy, Perry Edsall, Warren Faris, Celestine Noblitt, Virginia Powell, Alice Russell, Dorthy Scherrer, Virginia Weil. CLASS OF JUNE 1927 June 1926 High Honor: Francene Bartlett, Paul Close, Frances Eberlein, Leona Fundell, Gert- rude Haight, Ruth Hobson, Lina Joesting. Honor: Joy Coleman, Helen Doyle, Mildred Noble, Herman Oehler, Elsie Schaefer, Irene Schwab, Josephine Weingand. January 1927 High Honor: Francene Bartlett, Frances Eberlein, Leona Fundell, Gertrude Haight. Honor : Paul Close, Joy Coleman, Melvin Gent, Ruth Hobson, Lina Joesting, Cordelia Kelley, John Logan, Nelson McBrien, Dorothy Mann, Vernon M.trr, John Miller, Irene Schwab, Bramlette Swain, Josephine Weingand, Nina Williams. Page Twenty-J ineCharles Hacke, Vice President Now our Uncle Charlie's a pretty good scout. He's always right there when you need helpin' out. Edna Allen Keiser, Secretary Treas. This sister writes jokes for our High School paper. Her job's to record each bright deed and cute caper. JUNIOR OFFICERS Our family album tells quite a long story. Look through it with us and learn of our glory. Class of January 1928 Catherine Haberer, President Our cousin Kate is a worthy lass. She makes a fine officer for her class. Orville Theis, Vice President This little brother is surely a scamp. We all hoped he'd be the new tennis champ. Louise Seabold, Secretary'Treasurer "Music hath charms," says Cousin Louise, Her music, we're sure, will everyone please. Class of June 1928 Ruth Moore, President Here's our sweet cousin, the dear Irish Pat, She's not much for studies, but who cares for that’  Charles Brown Our Uncle Charlie was chunky and fat, But a jolly good fellow he was at that. Harriet Butler Little Aunt Harriet used to he shy But she snapped out of it bye and bye Edison Campbell Here's a young cousin who sure loVes to work. He may have some faults, but he never will shirk. Charlotte Cannel This little girl was a plaything of fate, She had to refuse her very first date. Mable Card Little cousin Mable was a quiet lass. She got A in conduct in most every class. Alyce Chappell Our sister Alyce brings all of us joys. She fills up’.the house with all kinds of boys. 1 f f ( i Class of January 1928 Bessie Ash Here is our sister who liked lots of fun. She left all her work 'till her playtime was done. Marjorie Benner Now Marg's one ambition was to get a man I'll break some girls heart however I can. John Bowden Now brother John looms into view’ He thought more of himself than most people do. Gladys Bradshaw Here's another picture we've put in our book. Of a certain young lady with a studious look. re  Newton Harris And let's not pass up our old man. Newt, He was built from the plans of a large parachute. Esther Clevenger We find in our album our dear maiden aunt Whose motto my dears was, “Never say can't." Josephine Curdie Then comes cousin Jo—she's surely a dear. Her high school ambition was to make people cheer. John Darling The favourite son Johnny; a big “athalete For virtue and courage he couldn't be beat Harry Dickinson Now most every family has one talented son. Our family is blest with this noble one. Velma Drulard Dear grandma Drulard was surely a case. She kept talking so much her mouth's out of place. William Drummond Our brother Billy was a medium lad. He wasn't so good, and yet not so bad. Bernice Frey Dear Aunt Bernice has beautiful eyes. And her good disposition should take the first prize. Robert Gardner And then Uncle Bob was a good sort of fellow. Perhaps a bit green, but surely not yellow. Gordon Gerard Our family is proud of his curly brown hair. Grant there will never be a bald place there. Ql wHomer Henderson He's not in our family, but a friend of the folks, A pretty bright chap, but he couldn't crack jokes. Dorothy Hunter This picture right here is of a near neighbor. Who did everything well with painstaking labor. Viola Jacobi The lady you see was our Sunday School teacher. If she’d been more solemn, she'd made a good preacher. Mary Lessner Here's sweet little Mary without any lamb. She's gentle and kind and ne'er known to "slam." Ruth McPhillips This little cousin looks angelic now. But you ought to hear her when there is a row. John Maguire Brother John says it's nice not to be tall. For whenever he trips, not far does he fall. Virgil Mareing This fellow looks solemn, but say folks, he ain't That Virgil's not jolly, is no true complaint. William Miller Take a look at Bill, he's the big clown. Where ever he goes you ne'er see a frown. Paul O’Neill Our small brother Paul is the family beau. In whatever he wears, he looks "just so." Marie Parker We've always been fond of our dear aunt Marie, It's a pleasure to go where she's sure to be? Page Thirty-Three( Lucille Pepmiller This is a picture of the "stenog" Lucille, Who has never been known to miss a good meal. Mary Esther Reed Here's a good picture of our cousin Susie, Who speaks truth when she says, “I'll do as I choosey." Gerald Schauerte "Exercise while you're young" says our cousin Shorty. “Or you'll be an old man before you are forty." Raymond Schindewolf This boy is so bright he shines all the day. He's so much like a sun we all call him "Ray." Pauline Stiritz We love this girl, she's our sister Pauline, She has to be good for she couldn't be mean. Joe Stork Joe surely shines in w-hat Enzinger teaches. You just ought to hear him declaim public speeches. Bramlette Swain What's in a name some people ask. To be a "swain" is not this man's task. Dorothy Teamer Dorothy, folks, is a "dishwater blonde." Of her old typewriter she surely is fond. Helen Weishaupt This little maid is sweet Alyce's friend, They will stick by each other to the very end. Leroy Wilkinson And last but not least, Leroy Wilkinson, When you've finished with him. our album =»«© (itatirr © = = 0—■ f f f f f i f - f [ i I Class of June 1928 and their Characteristic Songs Alma Ahe "Sweet and Low" Ruth Ahe “Smiles" Josephine Armstead "Way Down Home" Webster Ballance "Knave of Hearts" Louise Bartlett "Home Sweet Home" Anna Louise Beatty "Vanity Fair" Paul Beneke "Whose Izzy?" Lawrence Berry “I'd Like To Call You My Sweetheart" (To Jane) William Black "Sweet William" Gerald Brown "I've Got Th" Girl" (Again) Page Thirty-Five Ida Brown “Fair One" Ralph Bryant "Waiting For The One Girl Of All" Marie Budde “I'd Rather Be Alone" Robert Burns “Ah! 'Tis A Dream" Lucille Busse “Brown Eyes" Gladys Byron "Pretty Cinderella" Marion Cooke "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down On The Farm" Orin Cope “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow" William Crawford “Everything Nice About Him" Helen Curdie "Mighty Lak A Rose" Page Thirty-SixKenneth Close "I Said I'd Never Come Back, But Here I Am" Charles Coleman "I'm Sitting On Top of the World” Melvin Connor "Mingled Melodies" Elberon Dauer "Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses" William Day "Hi Ho The Merrio As Long As She Loves Me" Alice Deem "Sweet Adeline' Genevieve Dempsey "I Love My Baby" Lucille Dodson "When Lights Are Low" Louise Doerr "MyiHeart At Thy Sweet Voice" Clarence Dunn "Saxaphobia" Virginia Haggerman “Dance and Sing” Georgia Hale "Ya Gotta See Mama Every Nite' Edward Hayes "Oh Hel—Oh Hel—Oh Helen I Love You Kenneth Harlowe "Love’s Old Sweet Song Pearl Mae Haynes “Sleepy Time Girl" Norman Edsall "Show Me The Way To Go Home" Bernice Ernst "Joy To The World" Glenda Evans "Who’s That A-Calling?" Helen Gilart "Ain't She Sweet?" Louise Goulding "Precious" 1Evelyn Harris "Baby Face" Mable Herdina "Whispering Hope" Irene Hovey "Irene" Lawrence Hunt "Sleepy Head" Walter Johler "Loyalty Song" Celesta Karnes "Sweet Child" Wanda Kassincer "Everyone Was Meant For Someone" Lucille Kirk "Then I'll Be Happy" Maurice Klebolt "St. Louis Blues" John Knottnerus "Oh No, John!" Page ThirtyAJine1 f I [ t i i i f I i i i i ( MK___«0 Salter Pk Gertrude Kolkmeyer "Hard To Get Gertie" Lydia Luken "Speed Up" Mather Luly "Ten Greatest Men In History" Edna Lyons "You're Always A Baby To Mother" John McAdams "I'm Just Breezing Along with the Breeze" Herschel McCalley "Sonny" Mildred McCombs "Let Us Be Schoolday Sweethearts" Edward Meyer "Honor Bound" Lucille Miller "Where'd You Get Those Eyes?” Eugene Montgomery "Tonite’s My Nite With Baby" Page Fortyc « )K- x9 Sunshine Newell “My Sunshine" Irving Ohlev "Keeping Up With Lizzy (Betty)" Mary Edna Peters "Pal Of My Cradle Day" Davona Randolph "Lullabye Time" Leona Renken "Sweet Forget Me Not" Helen Rhodes “Why Do You Roll Those Eyes? Herlinda Rios "It's All The Same To Me" Joseph Sauvage "Collegiate" • Bruce Shepard "At Peace With The World" Helen SloatMargaret Spaulding "My Wonder Girl” Louis Stamper "Somebody Loves Me" Walter Stobbs "Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover" Anneka Theen "The Hope Carol" Beniamin Tyler "Coming Through The Rye" Nestor Venardos "Always" Marian Vogelpohl "Roamin' In The Gloamin'" Katherine Watson "K-K-K-Katy" Herberta Whittleman "I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight" Delia Willoughby "Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland" Page Forty-TwoFloyd West "Give Me Just A Little Bit" Dorothy Wiseman "What's The Use of Crying?” Edna Wuellner "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For" Jane Wyckoff “You're Just A Great Big Beautiful Doll" Wilma Logan "La Paloma" Victor Carter "I'm Full of Love For Her" JUNIOR HONOR ROLL « June 1926 High Honor: Catherine Haberer, LouiseSeabold, Alma Ahe, Bern-ice Ernst. Honor: Allyn Brandt, Charlotte Cannell, Paul Kortkamp, Virgil Mareing, Dorothy Teamer, Orville Thies, Ruth Ahe, Edna Allen Keiser, Wilma Logan, Herschel McCalley, Sunshine Newell, Helen Sloat. January 1927 High Honor: Louise Seabold, Dorothy Teamer. Honor: Louise Bartlett, William Black, Jewell Corn, Bernice Ernst, Lucille Kirk, John Knottnerus, Feme Miller, Sunshine Newell, Leona Renkin, Louis Stamper, Charlotte Cannell, Esther Clevenger, Catherine Haberer, Homer Henderson, Viola Jacobi, Walter Johler, Edna Allen Keiser, Paul Kortkamp, Pauline Stiritz, Orville Thies. Page Forty-ThreeI [ I [ Class of January 1929 First Row: Helen Schuette, Florence Hand, Gertrude Cole, Doris McDow, Suzanne McKinney, Virginia Young, Dorothy Jenkins, Allyn Schneider, Clara Rundell, Florence McLain. Second Row : Dennis Flynn, Arther Koch, Wesley Percival, Everett Turner, Cecil Griesbaum, Harvey Sidener, John Hughey. Third Row: Richard Cousley, Ralph Byron, Herbert Hack, Eugene Wenzel, Hibbard Brown, Robert Tolley. Fourth Row: Ernest Rose, Carl Kramer, Claude Reed, Elbert i Page, Eugene Weindel. [ Fifth Row: Lawrence Abington, Howard McKinney, Stephen Owsley, Josiah Freeland, Leslie Schwartz, Jack Heskett, Leonard Stocker. HONOR STUDENTS, JUNE 1926 High Honor : Dennis Flinn, Dorothy Jenkins, Suzanne McKinney, Daisy McMurtry, Leonard Stocker, Kathryn Wilson. Honor: Mary Grace Allen, Orin Cope, Hazel McKinney, Goldie Newberry, Wilma Robertson, Ernest Rose, Nancy Lou Swain. Page Forty-FourCLASS OF JANUARY 1929 (continued) First Row: Elizabeth Heuser, Wilma Robertson, Kathryn Wilson, Marjorie Maupin, Nancy Swain, Wilma Beiser, Claretta Evans, Katherine Griffee, Hazel McKinney. Second Row: Alma Gernigan, Flossie Naville, Dorothea Ryan, Lillian Newman, Mary Reid, Daisy McMurtry, Marie Starkey, Goldie Newberry, Emma Russell. Third Row: Rose Hellrung, Elva Neuhaus, Dorothy Penning, Agnes Smith, Juanita Poore, Eunice Marshall, Lillian Wortman. Fourth Row: Mary Grace Allen, Lucille Marshall, Pauline Wilson, Glea Hicks, Carolyn Hilton, Alice Gissal, Gladys Pierce, Dorothy Hoppe. HONOR STUDENTS, JANUARY 1927 High Honor: Dorothy Jenkins (now classified 34), Daisy McMur- try, Leonard Stocker. Honor: Mary Grace Allen, Webster Ballance, Dorothy Bierbaum, Dennis Flinn, Katherine Griffee, Glea Hicks, Carolyn Hilton, Hazel McKim ney, Suzanne McKinney, Parke Morgan, Claude Reed, Wilma Robertson, Nancy Swain, Virginia Young. Page Forty Five(. ( f f f (' A ( f f Class of June 1929 First Row: Carl Handler, Cloyd Hamer, Ray Grisham, Francis Landis, David Little, Fred Hoppe. Second Row: Lola Buzan, Statira Brainerd, Virginia Mook, Lois Marr, Mary Glass, Mary Morrison, Dorothea Lintz, Wilma Bowles, Lela Kruze. Third Row: Alice Minton, Imogene Morehead, Jeanette More' head. Opal Hamilton, Wilma Mills, Pauline Mottaz, Evelyn Mueller, Harriet Buchanan, Bernadine Groves, Wanda Gibson. Fourth Row: Martha Koukl, Hershel Jones, Elvira Bruegman, Pauline Hale, Mary Juttemeyer, Catherine Jungk, Vlasta Koukl, Gola Harper, Helen Hutchinson, Helen Groshan. Fifth Row: Wm. Hechler, James Frazier, Harry Gustine, Bernard Hammond, Lee Roy Deucker, Glenn Gisy, Rayburn Knight, Sylvia Henry, Louis Elfgen, Anna Mae Dorris, lone Gisy. HIGH HONOR STUDENTS June 1926: Spencer Brown, Opal Hamilton, Virginia Mook, Alice Reed. January 1927: Spencer Brown, Leslie Crawford, Opal Hamilton, Wilma Mills, Virginia Mook, Ellen Oetken. Page Forty-Six f f f i [ CLASS OF JUNE 1929 (continued) First Row: Harold Kasten, Thomas Corbett, Robert Graul, George Hewitt, Vernon Brickey, John Brockmeyer. Second Row: Jack Challacomb, John Burns, William Cress, Merle Hunt, Paul Faris, Spencer Brown, Glen Davis, William Ashlock. Third Row: Erma Bond, Sadie Corey, Ailsie Freeland, Rosebud Fletcher, Lois Doyle, Eloise Doyle, Nancy Cousley. Fourth Row: Emma Denother, Pauline Brooks, Naomi Linder, Elizabeth Harris, Thelma Chapman, Verla Lampert, Leslie Crawford, Marion Coppedge, Mary Lucille Bell, Chester Franke. Fifth Row: Eddie Johnson, Ervin Fichtel, Alfred Fullagar, Ewell Atterberry, Percy Lauck, Earl Crowson, Vestle Kelley, Emil Eisenreich, La Verne Emerson. HONOR STUDENTS, JUNE 1926 Howard Armstrong, Thelma Chapman, Sadie Corey, Leslie Craw' ford. Rosebud Fletcher, Glenn Gisy, Dorothea Lintz, Gladys Means, Wilma Mills, Mary Morrison, Virginia Newland, Helen Noblitt, Ellen Oetken, Warren Sparks, Aline Stiritz, Jack Woltemade, Darlene Wuthenow. Page Forty-Seven ) ) s I 1 5 i I j 5 5 1 1 1 1f ( [ [ CLASS OF JUNE 1929 (continued) First Row: Clara Ryan, Ama Roemer, Juanita Souers, Darlene Wuthenow, Alice Reed, Alma Turner, Helen Noblitt, Florence Secor, Helen Noble, Gwenda Evans. Second Row: Helen Hamilton, Grace Welling, Evelyn Schelm, Hallie Show, Aline Stiritz, Alice Rice, Melvin Vogel, William Walters. Third Row: Adele Welch, Bernice Scott, Ethel Neal, Ellen Oetken, Mary Roades, Sophia Prager, May Pendergrass, Warren Sparks, Robt. Graul. Fourth Row : Jack Woltemade, Eugene Meisenheimer, Paul Nicolet, Harold Roberts, Howard Wilderman, Robt. Miller. Fifth Row: Sylvester Woodfork, George St. Cin, Glen Scroggins, Howard Longacker, Jack Tonser, William Beiser. HONOR STUDENTS, JANUARY 1927 Elvira Bruegman, Thelma Chapman, Sadie Corey, Nancy Cousley, Rosebud Fletcher, Bernard Hammons, Elizabeth Harris, Vlasta Koukl, Verla Lampert, Dorothy Lintz, Dorothy Luer, Gladys Means, Pauline Mottaz, Ethel Neal, Virginia Newland, Sophia Prager, Alice Reed, Aline Stiritz, Jack Woltemade, Darlene Wuthenow. I 1 i 3 i 1 i 3 i Page Forty-EightClass of January 1930 First Row: Herbert Hamer, Gerald Dalton, Walter Stillwell, John Osborne, Ray Borman, Paul Gary. Second Row: Dorothy Ash, Margaret Hoefert, Virginia Bramlette, Noel Gearing, Dorothy Whittleman, Angeline Mather, Cora Moore, Frances Barker, Mary Evers. Third Row: Aaronetta Brueggeman, Margaret Clements, Helen Brunner, Verda Colston, Margaret Gauntt, Harriet Benedict, Sylvia Bruce, Blanche Baker, Dorothy Bunyan. Fourth Row: Edward Stephenson, Earnest Silk, Alfred Burjes, Elvera Clark, Leora Bauer, Freida Wells, Frank Schneider, Joe Hawkins. Fifth Row: Oliver Bryant, Olin Lagemann, Tracy Delfo, Howard Allen, Herman Brueggeman, Ben Dorsey. HIGH HONOR STUDENTS June 1926: Ruth Smith. January 1927: Ruth Smith, Carolyn Swain. Page Forty-Nine ] 5 1 I i 1 i i i i 9 umtlrr ©- CLASS OF JANUARY 1930 (continued) First Row: Frances Fulford, Alice Faris, Naomi Howard, Ruby McNeil, Vera Welch, Mary Seehausen, Vina Mae Presley, Helen Gillespie, Hilda Hankins. Second Row: Leah Keirle, Ruby Greer, Ethel Richey, Bernice Ford, Grace Roller, Mildred Nowatne, Ruth Smith. Third Row: Dudley Wardell, William Kaeser, Oscar Forrest, Edmund Beall, Billy Holland, Tracy Delfo, Elmer Fedderson. HONOR STUDENTS, JUNE 1926 Leora Bauer, Alice Faris, Mildred Harlow, Roberta Kinzel, Ivan Kortkamp, Marjorie Logan, Ruby McNeil, Dorothy Show, Carolyn Swain, Eloise Swain. Page FiftyCLASS OF JANUARY 1930 (continued) First Row: Dorothy Mather, Marian Worden, Eloise Swain, Roberta Kinzel, Dorothy Show, Mildred Harlow, Ora Sidener, Carolyn Swain, Marjorie Logan. Second Row: Forrest Short, Charles Gibson, William Westbrook, Crowe Reed, Willard Wilson, Cooper White, Harry Gehrke, Ray Johnson, Walter Stillwell. Third Row: Don Fensterman, Ralph Cowgill, Herman Rust, Harold Schoeffel, Donald Powell, Vernon McCalley, Hiram Smith, Ivan Kortkamp, William Stujnpe, Charles Sotier. HONOR STUDENTS, JANUARY 1927 i Howard Allen, Leora Bauer, Floyd Bennett, Alice Faris, Marjorie Logan, Mildred Nowatne, Vina Mae Presley, Forrest Short, Eloise Swain, Marian Worden. Page Fifty-OneClass of June 1930 First Row: Estella Seeger, Martha Wilken, Lucille Doyle, Freida Bryant, Ima Bacus, Ada Fletcher, Dorothy Lake, Lillian Burk, Dorothy Curvey. Second Row: Evelyn Johnson, Dorothy Misegades, Vivian Darr, Stella McCormick, Ruby Smith, Helen Bown, Minnie Wilken, Hazel Meyers, Betty Stevens, Mildred Montgomery. Third Row: Wilbur Ellis, Hubert Knight, Ernest Chappell, Robert Siglock, Earl Turley, Urban Gubser, Piersel Penning, Curtis Kinder, Lee Crowson, Raymond Maupin. Fourth Row: Edward Markley, Carl Jones, Robert Bennet, Melvin Benecke, Woodrow Shinpaugh, Joe Hoehn, Virgil Foster, Dean Love, Warren Scroggins. HIGH HONOR STUDENTS, JANUARY 1927 Gwendolyn Blazier, Emma Hazelwood, Mildred Nisbett, Alice Parker. Page Fifty-Two CLASS OF JUNE 1930 (continued) First Row: Mildred Nisbett, Mary Bierbaum, Edna Mae Bowen, Helen Ross, Mary Parker, Dorothy Randolf, Delphine DuBois. Second Row: Helen Pierce, Catherine Clower, Evelyn Hacke, Dorothy Dean, Roberta Stamper, Jane Joesting, Susana Gerard, Mae Harris. Third Row: Frank Modglin, Dudley Giberson, James Glen, Leland Maupin, Earnest Deucker, John Hausman, Oscar Schumacher. Fourth Row: Harry Taylor, Earl Gill, Chester Clark, Andrew Fretz, Lucian Hunter. HONOR STUDENTS, JANUARY 1927 Dorothy Dean, Glenda Fink, Ada Fletcher, Dudley Giberson, Evelyn Johnson, Nellie Noble, Mary Parker, Roger Ruedin, Roberta Stamper, Lillian Swofford, Paul Titchenal, Victor Titchenal, Joseph Austin Vincent, James Watson, Gladys Wehrman. Page Fifty-ThreeCLASS OF JUNE 1930 (continued) First Row : Elizabeth Baker, Ruth Watson, Helen Young, Margaret Karns, Gladys Wehrman, Margaret Warner, Nora Meade, Alma Jean Faris, Irene Weeks, Reba Watts. Second Row: Lucille Besterfeldt, Rena Landon, Lillian Sotterman, Lillian Burk, Dorothy Curry, Dorothy Chappee, Jessie Bryant, Glenda Fink, Gertrude Glennon, Myrtle Batchelor, Marjorie Kane, Alice McAdams. Third Row: Lawrence Sanders, Richard Heskett, Austin Vincent, Edward Vedder, Carol Roper, Clarence Herndon, Benjamin Lawson, Roger Ruedin, Virgil Burris, Edward Hogue, Thomas Heffron, Earl Wightman. Fourth Row: Raymond Edsall, Leroy Sheff, Paul Titchenal, Ellis Kemp, Gordon Walker, Donald Duley, Noble Tolley, George Smith, Norman Whyte, Francis Daugherty. Page Fifty-FourCLASS OF JUNE 1930 (continued) First Row: Gwendolyn Blazier, Roberta Windsor, Ruby Hood, Amy Bates, Hazel Payne, Clementine Wallendorff, Hilda Blair, Helen Yeager, Nena Fields, Geraldine Rives. Second Row: Victor Titchenal, Orville Farrel, Ward Boettger, James Watson, Lee Harlow, Aletha Wittles, Charles Allen, Mitchel Taggart, Joe Davidson, Mary Zarecor, Eleanor Laville. Third Row: James Anderson, Jewel Smith, John Goebble, Paul Hubbard, Bertrude Kinney, Thelma Hindman, Rosa Jones, Lovey Rutledge. Fourth Row : Earl Hill, Herbert Williams, Charles Evans, William Cannon, Margaret Pitts, Earl Carter, Lerty Windson, Myrene Thorton, Lucia Scott, Dorothy Burns. Page Fifty-FiveClass of January 1931 John Anderson Charles Evans Lester Layton Harold Schindewolf Marion Bacus Lucian Evans Mary Landreth Lily Schueler Mary Bailey Dorothy Everett William Laumeyer Warren Scroggins Earl Baker Stanley Fields Dean Love Goldie Shanks Mary Baker Gregory Flynn Evelyn McCalley Esther Simmons Mary Barry Winfred Fones Helen McCarroll Thelma Simpson Virginia Benecke Fern Gamble Margaret McCarthy Rosamond Sinclair Helen Bennett Ralph Gent Melvin McMannus Hilda Smith Beryl Blythe Frank Gere James McPherson Mabel Smith Glaunda Bond Ermia Giberson Edward Markley Sophie Smith Mildred Brickey Anna Gotler Everett Maxeiner Lurline Springman Juanita Brooks Martha Gotler Curtiss Merriman Mary Springman Mildred Brown William Graul Onor Meyers Virgil Springman Sarah Brown Millard Gray Fannie Middleton Carl Starr Weir Brown Freda Greeling Mike Mikoff Bertha Stevens Jessie Bryant Rose Hallam Christeva Miller Betty Stevens Cloyd Burris Fred Haper Frederick Miller Bertha Stumpe Marguerite Burris Bruce Harper Esther Minor Robert Sweeney Virgil Burris Audrey Harris Christina Moseley Elliot Taylor Dorothy Bush Hugh Harris Stella Myers Arthur Theisen Charles Byford Robert Harris Verna Meyers Lucille Tillery Edith Card Harry Haynes Harold Neuhaus Noble Tolley Cleida Chappee Thomas Heffron Virginia Noble Opal Trolinger Dorothy Chappe Loretta Henry Wilma Ohley Betty Van Home Neoma Connour Ruth Hicks Nils Ohlsen Leonard Vaughn Mildred Cohagan Earl Hill James O'Neil Harold Ventress Forrest Cook Maurice High Grace Osborne Louis Voss Mary Cornelius Thelma Hindman Abe Osipe Cale Walker Lucille Couch Joseph Hoehn Oattes Little Dorothy Walker Katherine Cousley Edward Hogue Fred Owens Gordon Walker Nancy Crawford Ruby Hood Eula Owens Watson Wardle Lee Crowson Francis Howell Harriet Pfeiffenberger Dorothy Watkins Alice Cruze Elizabeth Hughey Mary Pfeiffer Eva Whittleman Marcus Curd Virgel Jackson Frank Pickard Nelson Whittleman Rosalie Darnell Murrel Jacobs Madeline Pryor Howard Whyte Albert Doerr Freda King Geraldine Rain Herbert Williams Alice Du Bois Gertrude Kinney George Reid Aletha Wittles Ray Duffey Marjory Kirk Herman Rios Delphine Wittles Donald Duley George Kittinger Lovey Rutledge Helen Worden William Ellis Lucille Koehne Nellie Saunders Matilda Wright Mildred Emerson Mary Langley Herbert Sanders Janet Young Page Fifty-Six AthlrtirsCoach MacWherter returned to Alton High athletic leadership this year after a year’s absence. His coming carried with it the prophecy that an athletic record would be made which could be looked back upon with satisfaction. Starting with fair material and keeping an eye on the future, he moulded teams which amply realized this prophecy. A season in which a football team collects a total of 109 points against its opponents’ 61 and a basketball team attracts attention in two arduous tournaments, is hardly to be set down as a failure. Coach MacWherter’s personal effect on the morale of the players and the confidence of the student body is a signify cant factor in his achievement. Page Fifty-SevenFOOTBALL SQUAD First Row: Schauerte, Rose, Campbell, Oehler, Malcolm, Darling, Cravens, Percival, Hacke, Fors, Brown, Childers. Second Row: Coach MacWherter, Hamer, St. Cin, Allen, Beiser, Tolley, Jones, Bryant, O'Neill, Bacus, Yoder, Collins, Maguire, Dean, Johnson. Third Row: Freeland, Brown, Frazer, Sheff, Abington, Burns, Mather, Orr, Kelley, Young, Worden, Faris, Logan, Rhiel. CAPTAIN JOHN A. DARLING 1926 John Alphonse Darling is considered by many critics one of the fore' most tackles in the South Western Illinois High School Conference. He began his athletic career at the Cathedral High School in Alton and made the football team in his freshman and sophomore years. He entered Alton High School in his junior year and immediately won his way into the front ranks as an athlete. He has played with Alton High for two years and during that time has distinguished himself as a player of remarkable ability and courage. He was unequaled both at offensive and defens-ive work and his unparalleled leadership had much to do with the success of our 1926 team. Page Fiftyfime[ 1 Bryant, Quarterback Yoder, Fullback Fors, Quarterback The return of Johnny MacWherter as mentor of Alton High athletics worked the expected effect on the morale of the football men. The team of "26 showed a complete reversal of the form shown in the disastrous pre-vious season. Mac built his successful combination around the letter men of 1925, Captain Darling, Cravens, Brown, Fors, Maguire, Malcolm, and, Captanvelect Bryant. All these men played well during the entire season and formed a strong nucleus of concentrated attack for the rest of the squad. Most of them rose to their greatest heights during the Western battle, when Alton held the Prep League Champions to a scoreless tie. At the beginning of the season, Mac was quick to see that he would have to find three or four capable linemen to fill the places left by those of Percival, Tackle Hacke, Guard Oehler, GuardBrown, Halfback Maguire, Halfback Collins, Halfback the past year. This was no easy task, but after much careful experiment' ing he discovered the desired articles in the persons of Hacke, Oehler, and Dick Percival. These three men played throughout the season in a very impressive manner, and we are glad to know that we have Hacke and Perci-val with us again in "27. Mac not only produced a winning team, but built up one for next season. It was evident throughout the year that he was looking into the future, for he worked carefully with subs and lowerclassmen all season. In nearly every game the capable subs on the sidelines were given a chance. Some of the men in this group were Jones, Campbell, Rose, Rhiel, and Orr. Mac is confident that thes? players will make things bright the coming season. Malcolm, End Rose, End Tolley, End Page Sixty-OneCampbell, Center Bacus, Halfback Cravens, Center On September 25, Alton got off to a whirlwind start by defeating Jerseyville. After the first quarter, there was no doubt of the outcome; all through, the Alton warriors completely outclassed the invaders. Mac gave everybody a chance in this game and got a pretty good idea who was who. All played well, but the end running of Collins and the plunging of Maguire stood out prominently. The final score, 27 to 0, would have been greater but for the numerous substitutions. Two weeks later the team played the “class of the conference,” Collinsville. They outweighed our men fifteen pounds to the man, but Alton balanced this with its fighting spirit. Collinsville’s star, Gallaspy, O’Neill, Halfback Jones, Halfback Page Sixty-Twogot off to many sensational runs, and Collinsville won 26 to 6, Maguire shoving one over the last line for Alton in the last quarter. The score does not indicate how hard Alton fought against the winners. The following week Alton regained its confidence to the fullest ex' tent by tramping on Wood River to the tune of 26 to 0. This game was a repetition of the conflict with Jerseyville. Alton’s superior play was evident throughout the game. Every man on the squad was given a chance to show his stuff, even Bud Hamer. It would have been difficult to pick individual heroes in this walkaway, for everybody starred. October 16 saw Alton travelling to East Side to play. Alton was weakened slightly by Collins’s sprained ankle, suffered in practice that week. All fought hard to make up for this and only after a stubborn battle admitted defeat on the terms of 13 to 6. This day marked East Side’s return to the conference football schedule, and an impressive return it was. Alton fans got their first real fill of football when Carlinville paid Alton a visit on October 23. They came with a big, husky gang of over' grown farmers who knew how to play football. The game was a struggle from start to finish, neither team getting within the four yard line. Easily the feature of the day was the stone wall defense exhibited by both teams, especially in the line. Percival, Cravens, and Darling stopped many of the enemy’s onrushes and hardly a time was there sufficient gain made around Malcolm’s or Tolley’s end. The result was a scoreless tie, although, use' less to say, local fans agreed that our boys outplayed the visitors. In the next week Alton' took two trips, one to Edwardsville, the other to Belleville. The game at Edwardsville was played in mud four inches deep. Throughout the game Alton was handicapped by Edwardsville’s superior weight, and as a result the local masons (they worked with clay) went down to defeat by the score of 13 to 7- They avenged this on the following Friday by defeating an old rival, Belleville. The final count was 12 to 9. Belleville scored its points in the last quarter after our regulars had been taken out. The next week Alton kept up its winning ways by conquering Granite City. The score was 25 to 0. In this game the backfield men, Collins, Brown, Maguire, and Yoder, all got off to long runs. The Jacksonville game, scheduled next, was not played on account of rain. The big game of the year was on Thanksgiving Day. It was better than all the rest put together. The dope was that Western would win by a topheavy score, but the fighting spirit of the Alton team had not been Page Sixty-Three considered by the dopesters; the result was the hardest fought, cleanest, most thrilling game of the year. Every player on both teams played won' derfully, but the two greatest players without a doubt were Cravens, playing his last game for Alton, and Collins, fleet halfback. These men gained almost all of Alton's yardage, Collins by his great runs through a broken field, Cravens by six intercepted passes, three of which required sensational leaps in the air. This game, which will long be remembered by all who witnessed it, ended with a scoreless tie. But this was looked upon by the Alton camp as almost as good as a victory, for the dope was upset, and a successful season creditably ended. John Bowden. THE FOOTBALL SEASON AT A GLANCE . Opponents Alton September 24—Jerseyville at Alton.................... 0 27 September 30—Alton at Wood River...................... 6 26 October 9—Collinsville at Alton 26 6 October 16—Alton at East St. Louis.................. 13 6 October 23—Carlinville at Alton...................... 0 0 October 30—Alton at Edwardsville.................... 13 7 November 6—Alton at Belleville........................ 9 12 November 11—Granite City at Alton.................... 0 25 November 25—Western Military Academy................. 0 0 Tipy and JoeBottom Row : Brown, Rose, Percival, Nicolet, Collins. Top Row: Bowden, Kelley, Jones, Campbell, McKinney, Schauerte, Coach MacWherter. BASKETBALL SEASON Alton opened the 1927 basketball season with but four letter men from the previous season. Practice was started by Coach Johnnie Mac on the the first day of December and about fifty candidates reported for the initial drill. Mac gradually diminished the unusually large number of aspir' ants to the minimum number of fifteen in the course of a week, and then practice was begun in earnest. Alton opened the season with a fighting victory over Belleville. This game was in doubt until the final gun. Next came Carlinville; they came with a determination to win at any cost and they did, but it was an unlucky break that decided the issue in the closing minutes of play. Alton had maintained a lead throughout the third quarter when with fifteen seconds to go a Carlinville forward threw a wild one through the hoop from mid' floor, cinching the game for the upstate visitors by the slim margin of one point. Alton soon found out that it had to get used to such unlucky breaks, for during the course of the season we lost four battles by one point as well as three by two'point margins. It was hard luck games like these that kept Alton from having one of the best records in its history. Seven minutes equally divided in as many games might have meant seven more victories for the Red and Gray machine, which would surely have put Alton on the top rung of the ladder. I i ) 1 3 Page Sixty-Five The coming of Bill Nicolet into the ranks of eligibility in February seemed to work a miracle on the team. The whole squad “pepped up” and started to play real basketball; consequently, Alton lost but three of its last twelve games. In this long string of brilliant victories the Red and Gray beat some of the best teams in this section of the State. Alton went to the District Tournament at Granite City and by hard playing worked its way to the finals. Playing four games in two days with no substitutions in three of the games, the boys became rather tired and as a result were nosed out of the district championship by two points. The Madison first team, having played only one previous game in the tournament, were rested and in much better condition to play than Mac's cohorts. In this tournament Alton defeated Bunkerhill, Edwardsville, and Chesterfield before meeting Madison in the finals. Because of the good showing of our team in the District Tourney it was invited by Washington University to attend its seventh annual in-vitation tournament. Alton, useless to say, accepted, and although the team had played strenuously the week before, it came back in this tourna-ment and captured fifth place out of thirty-six teams, defeating Herculaneum, Maplewood, and Beaumont, champions of the city league of St. Louis, only to be knocked off in the semi-finals by Witt in a hard fought game, won only in the final minutes of play by the score of 20 to 16. On the whole Alton had a successful season. Alton loses only two players by graduation. Brown and Bowden. The 1928 season is going to be one of the most successful seasons thus far because Mac is sure to form a strong combination of experienced players who, led by Captain Nicolet, should cop the conference cup. John Bowden THE BASKETBALL SEASON AT A GLANCE Opponents Dec. 7 Belleville Dec. 25—Carlinville Jan. 7- Edwardsville Jan. 11- E. St. Louis Jan. 14—Jerseyville Jan. 15— Jacksonville Jan. 20—Granite City Jan. 22- Wood River Jan. 29—Collinsville Alton 8 to 11 Feb. 1- 13 to 12 Feb. 5- 16 to 15 Feb. 8- 17 to 12 Feb. 11- 16 to 10 Feb. 19- 32 to 19 Feb. 25- 24 to 19 Feb. 26 22 to 20 Mar. 1- 24 to 11 Opponents Alton Belleville 18 to 17 Edwardsville 23 to 22 -E. St. Louis 34 to 19 Jerseyville 13 to 25 Jacksonville 32 to 22 -Granite City 15 to 20 Wood River 15 to 20 -Collinsville 42 to 12 County Tournament at Collinsville, Feb. 17-19. Alton 17, Wood River 19. District Tournament at Granite City, March 10-12. Alton 42, Bunkerhill 20 Alton 32, Chesterfield 24 Alton 20, Edwardsville 13 Alton 19, Madison 21 Washington University Invitation Tournament March 17-19. Alton 36, Herculaneum 18 Alton 25, Beaumont 23 Alton 19, Maplewood 13 Alton 16, Witt 20 Page Sixty-S o «rxKFirst Row: Walker, Crawford, Wilderman, Koch, Dean, Hacke, Bowden, Bryant. Second Row: Orr, Owsley, Eisenreich, Swain, Campbell, Fors, O’Neill, Cravens. Third Row: Coach MacWherter, Brown, Nicolet, Young, McBrien. 1927 TRACK The Class Track Meet, held the second week of April, aroused con' siderable interest among the aspirants. The Juniors won with a total of 47 points, the Seniors came next with 40, and the Sophomores last with 18. In the following week, the Granite City Relays were attended, McBrien winning second in the high jump with a leap of 5 ft. 8 in. As a nucleus for the team. Coach MacWherter has Brown, Hacke, Dean, Fors, and Walker from last year, and there is prospective material in many others. Alton's goal is to win the conference meet held May 28. SCHEDULE April 23 Granite City Relay Carnival. April 30 McKendree Meet at Lebanon. May 7 Quadrangular Meet at Edwardsville May 14 District and State Meet. May 28 Conference Meet. Page Sixty-Seven McBrien, Sauvage, Coach MacWherter, O’Neill, Bowden 1927 TENNIS The year 1927 marks Alton's appearance in the Southwestern Illinois Conference tennis schedule. Coach MacWherter decided that Alton would carry a four-man tennis team, and as a consequence a tournament was held in both singles and doubles. At the time of writing the singles tournament has not been completed, but McBrien and Bowden have won the doubles. McBrien and Sauvage are lettermen from last year; these, with O’Neill and Bowden, were chosen to represent the school. Alton seems to have a good chance to win conference honors, for in McBrien, Alton has a wonderful singles man, and Sauvage, Bowden, and O’Neill have vanquished all foes so far. The first match was with Edwardsville at the County Seat courts. McBrien won his match by the score of 60, 62, while O'Neill and Bowden conquered the doubles team 8-6, 61. Granite came here the following week and were impressively defeated in both matches. The score of the singles match, 60, 6-2, explains an overwhelming victory for McBrien; Sauvage and O’Neill, however, were pressed slightly harder before they won by the scores 64, 108. On May 2, at Belleville, McBrien tasted his first and only defeat of the season, losing a hard fought battle, 64, 7'5. Sauvage and Bowden, however, avenged this defeat by smashing to victory in two straight love sets. On the whole, the Alton 1927 tennis team bears watching. Page Sixty-EightCDrgattizatirms 1 , Guwtnnt ‘ , G«TJW)e Hwfr ..'« 'p. ‘ (j »» vE«xg§l ,v » Mr-1 r »- s,a -■ n W : Lo iAN Pa !V Ers«iL WAnteN Faps ■ -MpiVN'Ge j--j Umt BusiNtss Mgr. Dust« t4 f. Art. . s ' Wbttsj w , V.bokia Powt u ’ . fto t Ln..£« £!« OcwAlo Mai3(5oi_m •j? • '•■• ' - ' ■■ ' {France?, 6qp»£wi ■ .Gcafek W. . £ Athletic Editor....... Circulation Manager. Advertising Manager Joke Editor........... Editor-in'Chief....... Business Manager. . . Assistant Editor... . . Joseph Sauvage . . Edward Meyer . . . Walter Johler Edna Allen Keiser Bernice Ernst Virgil Mareing Wilma Logan PURPOSE To record the news and events of the school occurring within the school year. Page Seventy THE RED AND GRAY STAFF Left to right: Quill and Scroll Harriet Christoe Frances Eberlein Perry Edsall Bernice Ernst Warren Faris Melvin Gent Gertrude Haight Walter Johler Edna Allen Keiser Wilma Logan Virgil Mareing Edward Meyer When, at the suggestion of Mr. Turpin, a local chapter of Quill and Scroll, The National Honorary Society for High School Journalists, was established this year, an incentive was created for all future staffs of Red and Gray and Tatler. The Society, though young, already has chapters throughout the country, and election to it is a coveted honor. “The purpose of Quill and Scroll," says its Constitution, “is to instill in students the ideals of scholarship; to advance the standards of the profession of journalism by developing better journalists and by inculcat' ing a higher code of ethics; to promote exact and dispassionate thinking, clear and forceful writing.” As we go to press the charter members are deciding upon a name for the local chapter. The name in greatest favor is that of Elijah P. Lovejoy, the fearless Alton journalist martyred on November 7, 1837- Page Seventy-OneGIRL RESERVES First Row: Suzanna Gerard, Jean Faris, Dorothy Randolph, Mary L., Bell, Virginia Mook, Erma Bond. Second Row: Miss Elk, Alice Gissal, Nancy Cousley, Jane Wyckoff, Ruth McPhillips, Lucille Busse, Cordelia Kelley. Third Row: Mary Edna Peters, Darlene Wuthenow, Doris McDow, Alice McAdams, Elvera Clark, Bernice Ernst, Helen Curdie, Suzanne McKinney, Gladys Byron, Gertrude Haight, Lina Joesting, Verla Lampert. OFFICERS President...... Vice President Secretary .... Treasurer. . Ruth McPhillips Gertrude Haight . Verla Lampert .....Alice Gissal PURPOSE: To face life squarely and to find and give the best PaqcScventy-T woClark. Second Row: Wm. Ashlock, Mather Luly, Orin Cope, Raymond Schindewolf, Dennis Flynn,, Paul Faris, Ralph Byron, Everett Turner, Edward Meyer, Bruce Shepard, Irving Ohley, Edward Hayes, Walter Johler. Third Row: Gordon Gerard, Orville Thies, Lawrence Hunt, John Logan, Wm. Drummond, Wm. Day, Floyd West, Paul O’Neill, Edward Worden, Nelson McBrien. OFFICERS President...........................................Elmer Childers Vice President.....................................Edward Worden Secretary..........................................Nelson McBrien Treasurer.............................................Wm. Ashlock PURPOSE: To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community higher standards of Christian character. Page Seventy-Three1 I I i i 1 I 1 I i i I i ! I ! i THE BAND First Row: Orville Theis, Percy Lauck, Hubert Knight, Charles Sotier, Spencer Brown, Katherine Clower, Gladys Pierce, Harriet Chris' toe, Francene Bartlett, Gertrude Kolkmeyer, Mary Helen Doyle, Dorothy Hoppe, Hibbard Brown, Vernon Elliot, Piersel Penning. Second Row: Mr. Johnson, Ben Dorsey, Ralph Bigham, Charles Sellers, Orin Cope, Kenneth Harlowe, Kenneth Walker, Robert Gardner, Charles Hemphill, Charles Korte, Mather Luly, Edward Meyer, Walter Stobbs, Eugene Montgomery, Leroy Wilkinson, Wilbur Peters, Walter Johler. _______ OFFICERS Secretary, Band A.....................................................Kenneth Harlowe Secretary, Band B....................................................Francene Bartlett Chief Librarian, Band A.......................................Charles Sellers Chief Librarian, Band B..........................................Paul Faris PURPOSE: To create a better appreciation of good music and to extend the opportunity of music study to as many students as possible. Page Seventy-FourORCHESTRA Gertrude Kolkmeyer Glen Scroggins Alice Gissal Katherine Clower Jewell Smith Oscar Forrest Charles Sellers Virginia Newland Evelyn Hacke Elvira Bruegman Evelyn Johnson Dorothy Randolph Walter Johler Robert Gardner Kenneth Walker Ray Borman Charles Korte Walter Stobbs Norman Edsall Burch Batchelor Marjorie Megowen Robert Graul Chief Librarian....................................Robert Gardner PURPOSE: To create a better appreciation of good music and to extend the opportunity of music study to as many students as possible. j Page SeventyF ive | I I I i i i 1 i f I i i I I “THE GOD3E HANGS HIGH” by Lewis Beach The Senior Class Play, January 19, 1927 Cast of Characters Bernard Ingalls. . Eunice Ingalls. . . Noel Derby.... Leo Day......... Rhoda.......... Julia Murdock, , Mrs. Bradley . . . Hugh Ingalls. . . . Ronald Murdock Lois Ingalls.... Bradley Ingalls. . Dagmar Carroll. Elliot Kimberly. . . . . Wallace Roller . . . Lucille Lehmkuhl . .Charles Hemphill .....Allen Mather ......Alice Logan .....Laverne Zaugg .....Lucille Brown ......Leroy Swain .....Warren Faris .....Myra Chappie ........Earl Hair Geraldine McKinney . . . Charles Hemphill Advertising Manager.....................................Harry Steck Property Manager. ...............................Herman Rickerman Director...........................................Miss Ethel Elk Page Seventy-Six  f First Row: Anna Louise Beatty, Paul O’Neill, Josephine Curdie, Don Cravens, Ellen Pfeiffer, Jane Wyckoff, Thelma Chapman. Second Row: Leonard Stocker, Aline Stiritz, Helen Rhodes, Lucille Busse, Bernice Ernst, Charles Hacke, Gertrude Haight. Third Row: John Logan, Nelson McBrien, Harry Dickinson, Gerald Brown. OFFICERS President..................................................Josephine Curdie Vice President........................................Paul O’Neill Secretary'Treasurer...................................Don Cravens Sergeant'at-Arms................................................John Logan PURPOSE: To promote interest and ability in dramatic art among the members of the school and the people of Alton. Page Seventy-SevenTHE YEAR IN CLUB ACTIVITIES Our high school organizations have been very active in the field of drama this year. The Hi-Y Club staged a very clever minstrel in the Spalding Auditorium on February twenty-fifth. “Rudy” and “Art” from KMOX were special attractions. The Girl Reserves put on “Not So Bad” a month later. The play was directed by Mrs. U. P. Johnson and the Hi-Y boys helped in the male parts. The Dramatic Club produced a program of one-act plays including an original play by Leonard Stocker. His play, “Oh Fudge'” was chosen as the best one-act play submitted and the writer received the prize, two and one-half dollars in gold, offered by Mr. Cooke. The greatest undertaking of the Club was the three-act comedy, “Green Stockings.” The play was one of the best that have been given by Alton High School students in many years. The Dramatic Club plays promise to succeed the traditional junior and senior plays. The Club was not really organized until this year. Under the sponsorship of Miss Rutledge, Miss Elk, Mr. Cooke, and Mr. Wood, the Club has grown from a few struggling members to an active organization of thirty students, and there are a great many others waiting for a chance to “try out” for admittance. Rehearsing and producing plays, however, have not occupied all the time of our clubs. The Hi-Y’s gave a dinner for the football team and also a father and son banquet. The Girl Reserves entertained the faculty at tea at their camp which was given to them last fall by Mr. Charles Levis. They have also enjoyed hikes and picnics, and even have spent a week-end in their new camp. In speaking of our organizations, we cannot leave out our bands. Alton High School had two organized, fully equipped bands, known as “A” Band and ‘B” Band. Although “A” Band is considered the better, “B” Band often furnished able substitutes. It acts in the same capacity as our second teams. Under the direction and leadership of Mr. Johnson, these bands have accomplished a great deal during the year. They have furnished music for grade school concerts and socials. They have played for the high school assembly and on June 10 will give a concert on the lawn of the orphanage for the benefit of the children. Mr. Johnson also directs the orchestra, which he feels has done very well this year. For the most part, Alton High activities are carried on by a rather small group in the student body. The clubs, however, furnish types of training which cannot always be offered in regular classes. It should therefore be everyone’s concern to seek membership in at least one organization. Page Seventy-Eight Jane Wyckoff, Tatler QueenLucille Lehmkuhl Alice Logan Frances Haynes Helen Doyle Harriet butler Catherine Haberer Ruth Moore TATLER QUEEN CONTEST This year the dreary routine of subscription drives was relieved by the novelty of a Queen Contest. Each of the four upper classes elected two girls who became candidates for the honor of being named “Tatler Queen.” The contestants and their friends were furnished subscription blanks and sent forth to win their fortunes by selling Tatlers. They were given one month in which to sell subscriptions. Each receipt for one dollar and fifty cents counted as fifteen votes and each seventy-five cent receipt counted as five. Much interest was shown by the student body, which looked forward to the reports issued from time to time on the standing of the candidates. On Homecoming Day it was announced that Jane Wyckoff was the winner by a large majority. That the contest served its purpose is shown by the fact that three-fourths of all subscriptions sold during the year were brought in during the contest; most of these were paid in full, a matter of interest to the Business Manager, who was enabled to take advantage of cash discounts. Page EightyLAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE JUNE CLASS The semi-annual impoverishment of the student body caused by the departure of the Senior Class has long been deplored. It has remained for the June 1927 Class, however, to do something about it. Each member has agreed to perpetuate his dearest possession by bestowing it upon some deserving junior. The juniors can show their appreciation by displaying these gifts to the best advantage next year. Morgan Banta leaves a copy of The American Mercury to Norman Edsall. Francene Bartlett bequeaths to Alice Chappell her maidenly poise. John Bowden bequeaths to Sterling Brandt his talent for bluffing. Arthur Braun leaves his love for algebra to Ruth Ahe. Adele Busse bequeaths her height to Wilma Logan. Ben Byford wills his popularity to Clarence Dunn. Elmer Childers leaves his gentlemanly manners to Joe Sauvage. Harriet Christoe bequeaths her chewing gum to Edward Meyer. Paul Close bequeaths the brilliancy of his hair to John McAdams so that he won't have to use Stacomb. John Cobeck leaves his scholarship to Walter Johler. Joy Coleman leaves her happy-go-lucky nature to Anneka Theen. Don Cravens bequeaths his pugnacious tendencies to Elberon Dauer. Betty Cresswell wills her babyish tricks to Louise Goulding. Lillian Crofton bequeaths her golden voice to Jane Wyckoff. Harry Dickinson leaves one tiny bit of his vast knowledge to Charles Hacke. Helen Doyle surrenders her heart to Ed Hayes. Delbert Dean leaves his boldness to Sol Miller. Russell Draper leaves his perfect attendance record to Bruce Shepard. Frances Eberlein leaves her collection of A’s to Helen Gilart. Viola Eisenreich leaves the patterns for her hope box to Gladys Byron. Vernon Elliot bequeaths his chemical inquisitiveness to Mather Luly. Carl Fors wills his football to Ralph Bryant. Leona Fundell bequeaths her talent as a pianist to Ruth Moore. Melvin Gent leaves the class presidency to Victor Carter. Thomas Grigsby bequeaths his dimple to any girl who wants it. Gertrude Haight leaves a bit of ability for everybody. William Harris leaves his phenomenal dramatic talent to William Black. Page Eighty-OneFrances Haynes leaves all her worn out love notes to needy juniors. Russell Heiney bequeaths his seriousness of purpose to Floyd West. Homer Henderson bequeaths his mincing maidenly manner to Walter Stobbs. Ruth Hobson leaves her “It” to Anna Louise Beatty. Sadie Jackson leaves her baby face to Ruth Titchenal. Lina Joesting bequeaths her poetic inspiration to Margaret Spaulding. Gladys Johnson leaves her office practice to Sunshine Newell. Cordelia Kelley leaves her love for argument to Leona Renken. Gordon Kerr leaves his mastery of one-arm driving to James Fones. Nelson Laird bestows his manly physique upon Richard Percival. William Landiss bequeaths his diploma to Allan Rhiel. John Logan bequeaths his appreciation of farm animals to Quentin Dick man. Nelson McBrien wills his tennis championship to Davona Randolph. Dorothy Mann leaves her “crust” to Miss Elk for use in the cafeteria. Forrest Marr leaves his interest in school activities to Bernice Ernst. Vernon Marr bequeaths his good grades in physics to Frank Hedger. Henrietta Means bestows her beautiful finger nails upon Elden Hibbs. Marjorie Megowen bequeaths her downrightness to William Miller. John Miller leaves his ecclesiastical appearance to Herschel McCalley. Herman Oehler leaves his massive figure to Ernest Gnerich. Ellen Pfeiffer bequeaths her green stockings to Herlinda Rios. Billy Pierce leaves his innocence to Louis Stamper. Esther Quickert leaves her palette to Helen Sloat. Nellie Richey bestows her beautiful eyes upon Lucille Miller. Elsie Schaeffer leaves her lisping talent to Mabel Card. William Scherrer leaves his manly jaw to James Graves. Irene Schwab bequeaths her typing pins to Herberta Whittleman. Louise Schwab leaves her flapper vocabulary to Louise Bartlett. Louella Smith leaves her jokes to Alice Deem. Eva Stork leaves her extra pounds to Pearl Mae Haynes. Bramlett Swain leaves his love for hot stoves to any cold-blooded person. Edgar Tipton leaves his record breaking speed through high school to Ben Tyler. Josephine Weingand leaves her taste for clothes to Helen Curdie. Marie Williams bequeaths her talent in elocution to Helen Rhoades. Julia Willoughby leaves her curly hair to Irene Hovey. Ruth McPhillips bequeaths her gift of gab to Edna Wuellner. Harry Yoder bequeaths his trombonical talent to Orin Cope. Theresa Zigrang leaves her rapid gait to Lydia Luken. Page Eighty-Two, TIPY RIDES THE 0LUL GOO St ' V THE HOMlCOAMNb PRR fDL. fiCHT- - FI Z ICS FOUR' Contribution . x= o c i jk ' West Mtw 5 - 7h£ Ai£w tf' H School. ■--rgr T—r.—r DINK ENTERTAINS w rn ’LCAf Af fLEAM. Calendar SEPTEMBER 7 Hello everybody! Glad to see you back. Is that the new principal? Well, he looks like a good scout. 8 Lots of new friends and then some old friends in new forms: Mr. Wood with a moustache. Miss Wempen, Miss Cartwright, and Miss Paul with bobbed hair, Mr. Enzinger and Mr. Schaefer as married men. 9 More heat and less study. Everyone wants second hand books. 10 One week of school over. At last we are beginning to be able to tell the new teachers apart—at least we can tell the men from the women. 13 Heard in the halls, “Oh dear, I haven’t got my Latin for today”—of course she was a freshman. 14 The Girl Reserves hold their first meeting. A full program for the year is planned by the club. 15 The faculty gives a party for the new teachers and Mr. Turpin at Clifton Terrace. Miss Elk wins bridge prize. 16 First rainy day at school. The seniors have the freshmen looking for the underground passage over to Commercial. 17 Tatler staff made known to the general public. Send in your jokes and snap shots. 20 Miss Rumsey takes the World History classes to the Cahokia Mounds. A good time was reported but no additional relics were found by the pupils. 21 Hi Y holds its first meeting. Mr. Turpin is the speaker and he gives a fine address. 22 The usual Wednesday assembly held and the students stumble through “Love's Old Sweet Song” again. Mr. Johnson announces his plan for the three bands, the Regular, Beginner, and Military. 23 John Darling is Captain of our football team. Everybody getting pepped up for our first game Saturday. 24 The faculty has another party. This time the Board and Mr. Curtis entertain. We students feel neglected. 25 Alton defeats Jersey ville 27-0. Hooray—Collins made the first touch- down of the year. 26 Results of class election posted. Perry Edsall and Melvin Gent are senior presidents. 28 Red and Gray start subscription drive. Might as well pay your sixty cents now, folks, and rest in peace. 29 Gradually we are getting used to Mr. Wood's “cookie duster.” One of his feminine pupils told him that it “tickled” her. 30 It’s getting cold—oh well, that means Christmas is that much nearer.OCTOBER 14 Civics has an upsetting effect on Harry Fred. He fell over in his chair twice today, under its influence. 15 Well, I guess it was the atmosphere, not Civics. Gordon Gerard succumbed in French class today. 18 Johnnie “Mac” is reorganizing the team. It’ll be hard on either the boys or the tobacco merchants—which?? 21 Friends will be glad to hear that John Maguire suffered only slight injuries when he was trampled on in the Chemistry lab. this morn' ing. The cause of the accident was female panic due to an expected explosion. 22 Alton High has a new member. Miss Turtle made her bow to society in the sixth hour study today. 23 Alton ties Carlinville OO. We are proud of the boys. They played a fine game. 25 We are sorry to announce that Mr. Smith, guardian of the turtle, has decided it is not time for her debut and had returned her to the “fold.” 28 We had our regular sing this moring. Captain Darling gave us a talk during the pep meeting that followed. 29 Congratulations to the janitors. The windows are so clean that Jack H. thought they were open. Result: A cut head, and a broken window. 30 10 A. M. Jubilation! We get out at 2 o’clock to attend the Edwards' ville game. 5 P. M. Gloom reigns. We lost 13-0. NOVEMBER 1 A very unpleasant week-end just passed. Most inconsiderate of dear teachers to send out green slips on Friday. 2 Second issue of the Red and Gray out today. 3 Tatler program in Assembly this morning. Please omit vases. 11 Big day!! Holiday and we beat Granite. 15 Report cards out today. Many sad faces. Most of us are not going out tonight. 17 Two unusual phenomena: snow and an assembly. 18 We thought “Razz” was planning to climb the Rockies today but found out those high boots are all the style. Our mistake. 19 Don’t faint! Another holiday! Dear teachers visit St. Louis’ Schools. 22 Teachers trying to corrupt dear old A. H. S. with these new Soldan and Beaumont ideas. Fortunately we’re quite set in the straight and narrow path. 23 Ruth Mac suggests that Mr. Stallings might enter his Hup in the big parade Thanksgiving day and call it “The Wreck of Western.” 24 Big pep meeting this morning. Tribute paid to the grave of Western. Page Eighty-Hine 25 Home Coming!! The most exciting game Turkey and everything forgotten. Alton ties Western!!! Dink and his friends were in from the country. Between halves they entertained us with the antics of their Rolls Royce. 26 Holiday The day after the day before. 30 Explosion in Chem. lab. second hour. We're getting used to them now, though. DECEMBER 1 The orchestra entertained today—I mean they played for us—I mean they tried -Oh, you know what 1 mean. 2 Dramatic Club had a small meeting tonight. This is the beginning. 3 Jane Wyckoff named Tatler Queen. 8 Fourth hour chorus sang today assisted with solos by Anneka Theen. 13 Polish up your skates boys and girls; it’s getting colder. 15 Boys' chorus sang today. 16 Alton High's Economists aren’t lucky as debators. Our teams were defeated both in Granite City and at home. Better luck next time! 17 “Christmas is coming with its ice and snow.” 20 Everybody’s being good and hoping “Santy” won't forget him. 21 “Red” took Genevive home from school tonight. 22 No Assembly. Increasing excitement!! 23 We gave all our donations for the poor today. They amounted to $346 this year, which is more than ever before. 24 CHRISTMAS VACATION BEGINS!!! We all hang up our stockings tonight. 25 Merry Christmas. JANUARY 3 Back to school! Full of good cheer and good resolutions —“apple' sauce.” 5 We’re “Out on the Deep” again this morning. No final exami' nations just tests. 10 Welcome Miss Freida Voss. Miss Voss is to be our librarian during Miss Stamper’s illness. 11 Buy a ticket for the liquid air demonstration to be given in the assembly room tomorrow after school. It’s going to be good. 12 Mr. Vivian talked to us on “Public Utilities” in our assembly this afternoon. A packed house greeted the speaker. 13 Snow today. Dramatic Club tryouts after school. 14 Seniors practising hard for “The Goose Hangs High.” 17 Forgot to mention a very important event. “Razz” is our next year’s football captain. 19 “The Goose Hangs High” was presented at the Grand by the Senior class. 20 “Inward sunshine, outward joys, Dinsmore Wood, our dean of boys.” 23 Baccalaureate Service at the Evangelical Church. Page Ninety28 Good'bye old seniors. We’ll miss your beaming presences. Gradu' ation exercises tonight. 31 New Semester! We’re all going to be on the honor roll this quarter. Some shamefaced girls around. I understand they are mortified because the speaker Friday night gave them personal attention. How silly! I think that’s quite an honor. There are a lot of little children around school today. Is the kindergarten taking a tour through the high school? FEBRUARY 3 I can’t figure out whether one whose name begins with z is lucky or not. For him the evil is postponed, but he probably perishes of anxiety before he gets it—it, of course, being his report card. 9 Assembly this morning. Tickets for Freshmen on sale by all upper classmen. One actually bought. Well, “there’s one born every minute.” 14 Where did Genevive, Darlene, Helen D, Hatty C and all the rest of those girls get those lacy hearts? 16 Took our daily dozen in the assembly this morning singing “Star Spangled Banner,” “Loyalty,” and a few other patriotic songs. 17 Webster is recovering nicely from the bums he received in the Chemistry explosion the other day. 21 The Dramatic Club presented “Oh Fudge”! “The Trysting Place,” and “The Twelve Pound Look.” “Oh Fudge” was written by Leonard Stocker. The profane title is typical of Leonard. 28 Sorry boys, this isn’t leap year. MARCH 1 March certainly is coming in like a lion—snow and everything. 4 No Assembly this week- Nothing important happened. The poor dear Congress adjourned today. 7 Tatler drive now on. Buy a Tatler. 9 Mr. Dune sang Harry Lauder songs and Dr. Foster spoke to us in our afternoon assembly. He has spoken to more students than any other man in the United States. 10 Sign up for the bus to Granite City to the tournament tomorrow. 11 Tournament! 9:00 A. M. Beat Bunker Hill—Rah Rah! 9:30 P. M. Beat Edwardsville in a most exciting game. We're favor ites for the championship now. 12 4iX) P. M. Beat Chesterfield—only one game to go and good old Alton High will be--- 9:30 P. M. Played a good game with Madison. We were at the head at the end of each quarter—but were defeated at the end. 14 Back to the old grind. 15 “Tipy” arrived on his bicycle this morning. 16 Assembly. We sang, “In a Little Spanish Town.” The school is going to the dogs. Page H'nsty-One17 Tournament at Washington University. We beat both Herculaneum and Maplewood. 18 Beat Beaumont High School. Hooray! 19 Were defeated by Witt, Illinois. But we were proud of ourselves anyway. 21 Girl Reserves are practicing “Not So Bad.” There’s a budding romance in the cast. Guess who! 25 “Not So Bad” is successfully over but the romance is just beginning. 31 Holiday!! APRIL 1 Holiday!! The April fool’s on the poor dear instructors. They attend institute. 5 Big hail storm this morning. Weir B. rescued a strayed cat at his own expense. Going to give him an “A,” Miss Perrin? 6 Mrs. Agnes Teyburger, educational director of the St. Louis Sym- hony orchestra, talked, and played our new Orthophonic. 9 Wedding Bells are ringing. Miss Gladys Gates is now Mrs. Guy Cornwell. “Congratulations Mr. Cornwell.” 11 Our Ritzy new report cards are out today. Deportment and every- thing on them. They just don’t want Mother and Dad to miss a thing. Mr. Wood handed out tickets to be sold for the all day excursion May 5th. 12 Mr. Wood recalled the tickets today. The Excursion is postponed. Girl Reserves elect officers tonight. 14 Buy a tag and help the track team. 15 Nancy and Paulie to the Princess tonight. 18 Try-outs for the Senior Play. Beat Edwardsville in tennis. 20 Football and basketball letters are given out. A large gray “A” is to be the standard letter. 21 Joe Stork and some of his friends come prepared. They bring their roller skates with them. 22 “Green Stockings” a huge success. Ellen Pfeiffer basks in the sun- light of popularity. 26 An earnest young chap gives us a talk on the Forest Reserve of Illinois. Those who prefer spontaneous bunk to well prepared information are bored. 27 Girl Reserves have a picnic at Riverview Park. 29 Miss Ferguson’s Latin class gives a play in the gym during the third hour. MAY 3 Mr. Schrantz goes to play practice tonight. 4 Mr. Mitchell Petruzzi, accompanied by Mr. W. D. Armstrong, help us celebrate Music Week. A most inspiring program. When we come back to earth we find ourselves in second hour classes. Page Hinety-Two5 Mr. Petruzzi must have been an inspiration to Mr. Smith. A bottle of hair tonic was noticed on his desk today. 6 Big celebration. Exhibit, etc. Frank Eugene La Gere III makes his first formal appearance as the “imp” in the Dramatic Club play, “The Exchange." 10 The Calendar goes to press. The rest is based on imagination. 23 All day excursion. 27 Senior Play, “Mrs. Bumpstead Leigh.” JUNE 3 TATLER out. That boy Faris is clever. Staff members are saying that a leather cover would have cost a hundred dollars more. 10 Junior Prom. 12 Baccalaureate Service. 17 Graduation. (Add your own comment). JUST BEFORE THE BASKETBALL GAME Only fifteen minutes, and that game for which we have so anxiously waited will begin! We sit on a hard bench which might be a bed of clouds, for we are sublimely unconscious of it. Outdoors the air is still, and crisp, and cold. The moon and stars seem to be holding themselves far aloof from the hot and stuffy gym. Thoughts are running busily in and out our minds. Now the boys are coming out on the floor for practice. For a moment there is partial silence. Then the bedlam breaks loose. “Yea Team!” The cheer leaders remind one of band leaders, conducting a very stirring march. It seems as though all the noise comes from their bodies, the rhythm is so perfect. A whistle is blown. The effect is electrical! The noise stops instantly and a dead silence prevails. We become tense with excitement, every nerve concentrating on the scene before us. Thoughts of all kinds have ceased to flutter through our minds. We sit dumbly, insensible to the remarks made by that frivolous flapper just in back of us and the odor of grape chewing gum that issues from her mouth as she makes them, in' sensible to the atmosphere which with every moment grows hotter, closer, more stifling, reeking with the odor of the “Lady Betty” or the “O Henry” that is growing sticky and melting on someone’s fingers. Bang! Instantly our tense muscle is roused! The roar from the crowd is almost deafening! Our minds go racing along with each player. We feel as though we shall burst with enthusiasm. We shout to the players, the crowd, the world! “C'mon team, FIGHT ’EM!” Virginia Bramlette Page Ninety-ThreeEDUC'A'A'A'A'A'A'A'A'A'A'TION (It is not surprising, when one considers how few students really appreciate the benefit of public education, to find teachers regarded as taskmasters and spoken of only in uncomplimentary terms. With this in mind, the Editor includes the following sketch of what the writer calls her “ideal class;” it will do its bit in compensating for the carping criticism which is the sole conversational stock of most students.—Editor's Note) Mr. Babblemore enters the room in a great hurry after the tardy signal has rung. After much calling and pounding he brings his class to order. The students settle down for their fifteen minute study period and all is still. Mr. Babblemore looks through his book, deeply interested. All of a sudden he blurts out, “Where’s the lesson?” He is quickly answered, and then he begins, “You know, I believe Birger should be sent up for life. Did you read last night’s paper? Peaches Browning lost that divorce case against Daddy Browning." Jimmy, a rather bright student, speaks up: “Say, Mr. Babblemore, I am sure interested in that new Hupmobile they are putting out." Mr. Babblemore, grinning from ear to ear, hastily replies, “Yes, have you seen my old bus lately?” Someone in back, who is afraid he will miss an interesting discussion puts in, “Oh, I thought that was a new car.” Mr. Babblemore, pleased, begins to talk; the fifteen minute signal rings; he continues to talk. “Did you see me the other evening?” Jimmy, greedy for helpful information, answers, “Yes, over on Eighth Street.” Again Mr. Babblemore launches upon an instructive lecture. “Yes, you did. My fatherdndaw is ill with the flu. My wife and I were going over to see him. They live on Alabama Avenue.” Jimmy again offers encouragement: “Well, your car sure looked swell”. Mr. Babblemore delivers a lecture which is voted by all students as his masterpiece. “Well, you see I ground all the valves and took the carbon out of the spark plugs. The crank case was dirty, so I cleaned it out with bla'bla-bla. My piston rings weren’t knocking right, so I put in new ones. The body I was going to Duco, but I decided to use What’s its name? Oh, yes, Simonize. Those balloon tires are bla-bla-bla.” After forty minutes of this we have learned all that every boy and girl should know about a car. But just as the teacher is getting his second wind, Mary, one of those students who don’t take much to education, is found asleep. Mr. Babblemore storms in indignation. The signal rings. Dorothy Mann Page hlmety-FourWHAT WILL THE YOUNG MAN WEAR NEXT There seems to he a decided trend toward beauty in the attire of the young men of Alton Hi. What with Black Bottom sweaters, high laced boots, Kollege Kut suits, and awning pants, the marriage notices of some of these boys in about 1932 or 33 will probably read something like this: “Wednesday afternoon at three-thirty o’clock, Mr. Smytheson Beretreauve Smythe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Smythe of Sterling place, became the bridegroom of Fanny Brown. “The bridegroom was charmingly attired in ebony black trousers daintily striped in an attractive shade of old rose and a cutaway coat in delicate fawn gray shading down to shell pink. An air of studied careless' ness was attained by a splash of egg yolk on his cravat. For jewelry he wore a beautiful elk’s tooth suspended across his chest on a delicate golden cable. As he passed gracefully down the aisle a delightful aura of perfume was wafted in his wake, and it was whispered knowingly among those present that it was genuine essence of sloe gin. “The bridegroom was given away by his father, who in dress was hardly distinguishable from the son except for the negligent touch of one silken sock overlapping his shoetop. “The bride was also there.” Leonard Stocker TOLD IN SONG If you have any doubt about the imbecility of our popular songs, the following dialogue ought to dispel it. The participants, inadvertently overheard by the Tatler reporter, were, it seems, saturated in the diction of the day. He: Hello Bluebird! Put your arms where they belong (hugs and kisses). Sweet thing. I’d love to call you my sweetheart, cause I love you. She: Do'do'do, Mercy Percy, I never knew what the moonlight could do. Everything’s peaches. I’d rather be the girl in your arms than the girl in your dreams. He: Tonight you belong to me. Precious; I’ve grown so lonely thinking of you that I’m tellin’ the birds, tellin’ the bees how I love you Where’d you get those eyes? You're burning me up. Whisper, am I wastin' my time? She: I know that you know, Cherie, I love you. Who could be more wonderful than you? My baby knows how, that’s why I love you. He: That's a good girl. Sweetie Pie. There’s no maybe in my baby's eyes. I'm on my way home. She: Just a little longer. He: Some day sweetheart, we will meet at the end of the trail. There's a little white house on a little green hill, in a little Spanish town. She: Ain't we carryin' on. Bye bye. Blackbird. Virginia Powell Page Ninety-FiveOUR FUNNY PAGE Boots...................................................Lucille Brown Cora............................................Ruth McPhillips Salesman Sam.......................................Edgar Tipton Moon Mullins.........................................Sol Miller Jiggs................................................Mr. Turpin Maggie.....................................................Miss Maguire George Bungle...............................................Mr. Cooke Uncle Bim...................................................Mr. Smith Chester Gump..............................................Hiram Smith Min.............................................Miss Mulliner -Andy...............................................Mr. Hussong Winnie Winkle...........................................Lucille Miller Perry Winkle..............................................Cloyd Hamer Tillie The Toiler....................................Miss Elk Mac.........................................................Mr. Schrantz Elmer Tuggle............................................Everett Turner Mrs. Tuggle.........................................Miss Paul Walt........................................................Mr. Stallings Dumb Dora.............................................Josephine Curdie Ella Cinders.............................................Susana Gerard Boob McNutt.................................................Ben Dorsey Krazy Kat..................................................Paul O’Neil Little Orphan Annie........................................Alma Turner Toots.....................................................Sadie Jackson Skeezix...............................................Gene Gere Casper..............................................Melvin Gent Uncle Everett.....................................Lawrence Hunt Major Hoople...................................Harry Dickinson Mrs. Hoople.................................Marjorie Megowen Freckles.................................................Vernon Brickey Harold Teen................................................Dick Brown Abbie......................................................Levi Yager Barney Google..............................................Jack Heskett Spark Plug...............................The 8:30 Middletown Sunshine.................................................Harvey Sidener Curly (the cowboy in “Out our Way”)........................John Logan Aunt Sarah Peabody........................................Doris McDow Page J linetySixINSPIRATION FOR ADS Time to Retire......................................Howard Allen That Schoolgirl Complexion...............................Webster Edsall 99 44 100% Pure.....................................Mary Reed It’s The Cut Of Your Clothes That Counts............Bill Kaeser 57 Varieties................................High School Co'Eds Quality At Low Cost..........................................Our Faculty Save The Surface And You Save All................Charlotte Mohr 4 Out Of 5 Have It..................................Boyish Bob Babies Cry For It (or Because Of It)................H. S. Band Constantly Changed But No Yearly Models............Student Body It Speaks For Itself................................Adele Busse What A Whale Of A Difference A Few Cents Makes Dorothy Luer It Fits—His Name............................................John Darling The Flivver (Flavor) That Lasts....................Steck’s Ford Always Good—Always The Same.................................Miss Degenhardt Pathfinders.............................................Freshmen Good To The Last Drop............................Cafeteria Soup It’s All In The Hump...........................Chas. “Hump”hill A Standing Order...................................Loyalty Song Too Good To Miss................................H. S. Excursion It Floats.............................................Bond Issue Body By Kohler..............................Mr. Stallings’ Car She’ll Never Pay This Fearful Price...........Tatler Advertisers He’s The Most Interesting Man I Know.................Santa Claus Say It With Flowers................................Lucille Kirk Hasn’t Scratched Yet..........................Exhibit Furniture EXTREME MODESTY Headline in the Telegraph: “High School Instructor Makes Speedy Job of Rescue, Then Catches Car to St. Louis.’’AN IDEAL TEACHER FROM A STUDENT'S VIEWPOINT So many of the teachers fall short of the expectations of the students that unless something is done soon to make over the faculty, the pupils are doomed to lasting disappointment. Thus after many hours of labor I have compiled this set of qualifications and virtues which are character' istic of an ideal teacher. No doubt with this guide to go by the Board of Education will have little difficulty in satisfying the students; and the teachers who fall short of the ideal standards can take exercises each morn' ing until they, too, are perfect. First of all nothing disgusts us students more than to hear of “The Town" or “The State” of “The Sister, Brother, Aunt, Uncle or Children” every time an illustration is needed in the class room. The ideal teacher must never mention his home town or state or even his immediate family unless to show how much worse they are than the corresponding local things. An important quality lacking in some teachers is sympathy for a healthy appetite. The ideal instructor should allow the eating of olives, candy and other dainties at all times. Under no conditions should the students be refused the right to chew gum, for chewing gum is a great aid to digestion. A very bad habit of some instructors is to have tests on subjects not emphasized in class. The teacher who wins favor with a pupil must by all means tell all the questions and then the correct answers the day before the test. If, on the day of the test, the pupil should forget the answer to the question, the teacher should not object if the student receives an inspiration from his neighbor's paper. Studying is tiresome when applied in too great doses. Thus the per' feet school master allows some time for recreation. The recreation most favored by the boys is archery (paper wads are preferred to arrows), and by the girls, gossiping. Besides having all of the good qualities mentioned, the model instructor must in addition be willing to subscribe to all school publications, buy tickets to all plays, socials, or other entertainments given by any club or organization of the school, go to all athletic meets, act as a liberal chaperone for all parties, hikes, hay'rides, or steak fries given during the school year. No student admires partiality in a teacher if it is unbeneficial to him' self, but all students like the benefits derived from being “teacher's pet.” The instructor also must favor any reform whereby the student gets out of work. By no means should the ideal send green slips home or detain a student after four years of high school life. Page Hinety-Eight Gertrude HaightIT'S FUN TO BE IN THE BAND Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 3:30 there is a meeting of the Alton High School Band. For the first five minutes, you can hear gruesome noises coming from the tuba, the bass, the baritone, and the trombone. Then suddenly every thing is deathly quiet. Mr. Johnson, the director, is at his place. This is Thursday, and I feel it in my bones that we are due for a long lecture on attacking notes. Yes, I’m right; he’s going to lecture the alto section. He walks down to the first alto and reprimands him for not paying attention. Mr. Johnson goes back to the platform (made for him to direct from), and he has all the instruments tune up. He finds that the third trombone is one-eighteenth of a tone pitch off. The following minutes bring up many interesting things. The Direct' or explains how he would play a cornet solo for a concert and then shows how he would play “Mary Lou” for a circus band. He wants us to play a selection from “Faust” concert style. We try it and have to play the introduction four times without progressing any. He soon becomes angry because our solo clarinet player made his instrument squawk, and bursts a baton by allowing it to fall upon the floor and accidentally stepping on it. With ironical anger, he suggests that we try to play “Honor Bound” rated as a beginner’s piece. This time the Director finds that the trouble all along has been due to the loose skin on the bass drum. Oh boy! It sure is fun playing in the band. Charles Sotier IT WAITS FOR NO MAN A teacher of shorthand named Clark Would mark students’ papers till dark: And then he would rise With an air of surprise And the great lapse of time would remark. VERSATILE There was a young teacher named Schrantz Who sought in his work to advance. In Physics one day He taught what to say When requesting a lady to dance. Page Ninety NineASK ME ANOTHER 1. In what city is it almost impossible to find a house number or a doorbell? 2. In what school do grades get better as conditions become more crowded? 3. In what town is the city dump one of the sights to see on a Sunday afternoon drive? 4. In what city of about 30,000 population does a circus parade make three-fourths of the student body too sick to come to school? 5. In what town does a railroad run through the busiest part of the business district? 6 In what school do the students think there ought to be more assemblies and then talk all through an assembly when there is one? 7- In what school are all the organizations always broke? 8. Why doesn’t the Mississippi flow past River Front Park? 9. What are they building up there on College Avenue? 10. When did you last see a Piasa Bird? A MISTERY We have been requested to print the following lists of names. We don’t know why, but do so merely because we like to be accommodating. When we say that we don’t know what this is all about, we are telling the truth. Perhaps only time will tell. Vic Carter Norman Challacombe Jack Challacombe Edward Hayes Irving Ohley William Miller Levi Yager Ben Rexford Howard McKinney Warren Faris Edgar Tipton Lucien Collins Edmund Beall Paul O’Neill John Bowden Paul Faris Orville Theis Eugene Montgomery William Crawford Charles Hemphill Frances Haynes Genevieve Dempsey Dorothy Hoppe Helen Doyle Betty Stevens Georgie Hale Frances Eberlein Lucille Marshall Mildred McCombs Gertrude Haight Helen Gilart Darlene Wuthenow Pauline Hale Nancy Cousley Virginia Bramlette Dorothy Show Naomi Linder Ida Brown Lucille Miller Helen Noblitt Page One-HundredOUR OWN MILKY WAY Pola Negri........ Betty Bronson..... Gilda Gray........ Mary Pickford..... Laura La Plant .... Bebe Daniels....... Douglas Fairbanks. . Tom Mix........... John Gilbert....... Constance Talmadge Lillian Gish...... Lew Cody........... Adolph Menjou..... Clara Bow......... Mary Brien........ Jonny Hines...... Douglas McLean .... Eddie Cantor...... Colleen Moore...... Harold Lloyd....... Ham Hamilton...... Gloria Swanson.... Wallace Beery..... Rin-Tin-Tin....... ......Ellen Pfeiffer ......Louella Smith .....Frances Haynes . . Vina Mae Presley .....Gladys Johnson ......Georgia Hale ........Don Cravens ...... Floyd Bennett .........John Logan Geraldine McKinney Catherine Konold .....Morgan Banta .......Jack Heskett . . . . Marjorie Benner .....Roberta Kinzel .......Perry Edsall .....Don Malcolm ...........Joe Stork .....Juanita Souers ........Earnest Silk ......Newt Harris Anna Louise Beatty .... Lawrence Hunt ...........We Quit TRY IT YOURSELF It has been observed that a quick way to find some of our broad' shouldered, two-fisted, red-blooded, he-man athletes is to walk into the assembly any period of the day and wake up the large-sized boys who have their heads on their desks. Page One Hundred One(Hatter o PURPLE PATCHES FROM SOPH THEMES Going To Sleep. The first thing I knew I seemed to be drifting slowly, sweetly, into a paradise, thinking how nice it would be to succumb to the temptation ahead, yet mindful of the terrible thing left behind in my journey which seemed to hamper my progress into dreamland and pull me back into its great yawning depths like a powerful magnetism. Vina Mae Presley A Cat. As Pussy passed me I faintly discerned with a little envy the dainty and yet grim way in which each padded paw was placed in front of the other. Ivan Kortfamp Steamed Windows. When the moisture becomes too thick, little drops form, which after some time begin to trickle down the window, leaving behind them a long wet streak " If you were to study them closely, you would find they resemble a crowded street of automobiles. Florence Stevens A Storm. Not a sound broke that uncanny stillness. The air pressed closer and hotter. At last the calm was broken, but only by the pat, pat, pat of large raindrops on the roof. The wind rose as if from nowhere. The sky was rent by a vivid flash of lightning which lit up all the space within my vision with a ghastly green glare. A violent crash of thunder followed which left me cowering closer to the bed for protection. Page One Hundred Two Ruth SmithTHESE, OUR ADVERTISERS, are the friends of Alton High School. Thank them with your patronage. Alton Automobile Co. Alton Baking and Catering Co. Alton Banking and Trust Co. Alton Box Board and Paper Co. Alton Brick Co. Alton Evening Telegraph Alton Floral Co. Alton National Bank Alton Tire Sales Co. Barnard and Williamson Frank P. Bauer, Barber Supplies Beall Tool Co. Henry L. Berger, Jeweler Black’s Confectionary Booth's Louis Brandenberger, Jeweler Central Engraving Co. Citizens National Bank Degenhardt Pharmacy Dietschy Grocery Co. Emil H. Dick, Druggist East End Sweet Shop Ernst Electric Shop Faulstich’s Federal Baking Syndicate First Trust and Savings Bank Chas. T. Flacheneker, Pharmacist Gem Theatre Goldfarb’s Store E. H. Goulding’s Sons Co. Hartmann Hardware Co. Louis J. Hartmann Heuser’s Garage Hoefert Brothers Illinois Glass Co. H. K. Johnston Hardware Co. Jungk Brothers Koch’s Market Krug Floral Co. Laclede Steel Co. Landau Grocery Co. Melling 6s? Gaskins Printing Co. Modern Systems Construction and Supply Co. Nitsche Drug Store Noll’s Baking and Ice Cream Co. Plummer'Kremer Piano Co. Princess Theatre Reiss Studio Robinson’s Beauty Parlor Geo. M. Ryrie Co. Geo. A. Sauvage Cigar Store W. M. Sauvage Amusement Enterprises Sessel’s Clothing Store Stanard Tilton Milling Co. Tuemmler’s Store Upper Alton Laundry Van Preter’s Venardos Walnut Grove Dairy Co. Western Cartridge Co. Young Dry Goods Co. Page One Hundred Four= OF INTEREST TO YOU = Blooming Mill—Alton Plant Rail Yard - Madison Plant In your own city is a steel plant making steel in Open Hearth Furnaces, and manu' facturing Blooms, Billets, Bars, Hot and Cold Rolled Strips, etc., for the automotive in-dustry, farm implements, and other like industries. Located at Madison, 111., is our other plant, rolling bars for reinforced concrete — The RAIL STEEL REINFORCING BARS in your new ALTON HIGH SCHOOL were rolled and fabricated at this mill, accord' ing to Federal and A. S. T. M. specifications We have complete warehousing and fabricating faculities to handle any size job at this mill. Laclede Steel Company Manufacturers of Open Hearth Steel Billets—Open Hearth Steel Forging Blooms—Hot Rolled Strip Steel —Cold Rolled Strip Steel—Hoops—Bands—Bars—Small Shapes—Bedstead Angles—Agricultural Shapes—Spirals—-Deformed Bars for Reinforcing—(Rail Steel and Billet.) WORKS: GENERAL OFFICES: DISTRICT OFFICES: Madison, 111. Arcade Bldg. Chicago, Detroit, Alton, 111. St. Louis, Mo. Kansas City for the Smaller Game! For quail, rabbit and all-round shooting, Xpert is the greatest shell of all. Loaded with a special smokeless powder. It is fast, dependable, uniform, with remarkably good patterns. For those high flying geese and ducks, shoot Super-X, the Shell with the Short Shot String. Bring down birds which are ’way beyond the range of ordinary loads. Western is also recognized as the leader in the rifle and pistol ammunition field. The new Western Non-Corrosive Priming ,22’s greatly increase the life and accuracy of your rifle. The deadly Open Point Expanding and improved Boat Tail Bullets, Lubaloy Non-Fouling bullet jackets, the accurate Marksman .22 Long Rifle these are a few of the many Western developments which have helped Alton become one of the chief ammunition centers of the world. WESTERN CARTRIDGE COMPANY, East Alton, 111. AMMUNITIONTo the Students--- Their Parents, Sisters and Brothers— The W. M. Sauvage Amusement Enterprises Has Always Something of Exceptional Entertainment Value in Store for You. VISIT ALTON’S BEST THEATRES : HIPPODROME GRAND Exclusive First Run Photoplay V AUDEVILLE ROAD SHOWS Attractions. First Run Pictures. Organ Concerts Orchestra and Organ Concerts RIDE THE STRECKFUS STEAMERS: Steamers St. Paul, J. S., Capitol and Washington ESSAY ON APPLAUSE The musical appreciation of Alton High School students is in direct proportion to the amount of time it can keep them out of classes. AN UNCERTAIN FACTOR Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast, but at times there’s no telling what it will do. Power DODGE BROS. MOTOR CARS“GIFTS THAT LAST” Our name on the gift package is recog' nised as an assurance of its quality. Diamonds Watches Jewelry Silverware The Gift Store Gouldnifif S Established 1852 A GREAT ADVENTURE Miss Rumsey: John, what did Magellan do? John Osborne (who had been making funny faces for diversion): Oh! he sailed down the Mississippi River. IS THIS A NEW ONE, EVA? Eva Stork to Leona Fundell: Where were Irish potatoes first grown? Leona: Why in Ireland. That’s why they're called Irish. Eva: No, in the ground. Compliments of H. 40. iSriaa 322 East Broadway EMIL H. DICK Reliable Druggists Everything in Drugs 304 Washington Ave. Post Office Station No. 2 Phone 33 ALTON, ILL. Tou Can Say It Better With A Photographmilling $c (fiaakuta printing (Co When Quality Counts We Get The Worl(' 112 W. Breadway - -Alton, Illinois HITS FROM HISTORY Alice Reed: (to Mr. Cooke who had been absent the day before): Oh! Mr. Cooke, we missed you so yesterday, and we were so hoping we'd get to miss you again today. Mr. Cooke: From whom were the Japanese descended? George Hewitt: From their ancestors. Mr. Cooke: Mary Elizabeth, compare the Swiss Navy with that of France. Mary Juttemeyer: The Swiss Navy is about a fourth as large as that of France. Mr. Cooke: Are you sure? Mary: Yes Sir, I looked it up just before I came to class. Mr. Cooke: If I catch anyone using powder, lip-stick, or rouge in this class, I will confiscate the vanity case and give it to Miss Wempen from whom it may be recovered. George Hewitt: How about Palmolive Soap?M —T 0 c KTTWK—MK-- Federal Baking Syndicate FAULSTICH’S Federal System of Bakeries request the pleasure of baking for your next party, The Home of Good Malted dinner, or entertainment where baked delicacies are a part of the occasion. Milk Drinks FEDERAL Party Parkerhouse Rolls AND Party Cloverleaf Rolls Party Macaroons Butter-Toasted Sandwiches Party Opera Squares Party Patte Shells Federal Wedding Cakes, $3.00 to $50.00 Federal Birthday Cakes, $1.00 and up 121 W. Third St. Phone 2067 Alton, 111. FASHIONABLE DISASTER Leroy Wilkinson: Did you hear about Tip's terrible accident last night? Lawrence Pryor: No! What happened? L. W.: He got drowned in a permanent wave. DOES HE THINK HE'S A CONGRESSMAN? Newton Harris (in first hour assembly): May I go to my locker? Mrs. McPhail: No permissions are granted to go to the lockers. What did you want' in your locker? Newton: I want to get a drink Mrs. McPhail: That's a queer thing to keep in your locker. You may sit down. BUILD WITH BRICK PAVE WITH BRICK 'The Safe Material ALTON BRICK COMPANY Plants Alton, Illinois Dow, Illinois Edwardsville, Illinois Maryland Heights, St. Louis County, MissouriSave Them Princess Theatre Showing the Highest Class Productions Save your labels from Majestic, Candy Kid, Pink Lady and Every Day Food Products and exchange them for valuable premiums or Eagle Trading Stamps. Providing Clean and Wholesome Entertainment to the Community Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn and United Artists Pictures Save Them If Its at the Princess, it's the best show in Toum BEAT THIS ONE IF YOU CAN Miss Rumsey: Herbert, what is the Renaissance? Herbert Hamer: Ah. . uh. . It’s. . . .uh... Wm. Cress (in stage whisper) Revival, rebirth. Herbert Hamer: The Bible reversed. Mr. Johnson: What are hysterics? Frances Fulford: Oh, anything pertaining to history. Ora Sidener (in a talk on “When Mother Was a Girl”): Girls nowadays can’t cook water without burning it. Yes, Ora, but they can burn a lot of gas without doing any cooking Leslie Schwartz to James Walker (on way to Alumi basketball game): Say, Jimmie, where is Alumni, anyway—near Granite City? at all. Sporting Goods Billiard Parlor SAUVAGE CIGAR STORE A Full Line of TENNIS AND BASEBALL SUPPLIES Phone 219 Geo. A. Sauvage, Mgr. 217 Piasa St., Alton, 111.Tuemmler’s Store BROADWAY AND RIDGE Plummer-Kremer Piano Co. We give Special Values in Shoes and Hosiery at Popular Prices Everything Musical Latest Records. Rolls, and Sheet Music Finest Collection of Brass and String Instruments Obtainable Trade with Us and Save Money 18 E. Broadway Phone 399-W FIRST TRUST SAVINGS BANK Third fe? Piasa Streets Capital $100,000. Surplus 6? Profits $50,000. officers: D. A. WYCKOFF, PRESIDENT H. E. BUSSE, CASHIER J. E. KELSEY, VICE PRESIDENT N. G. WYCKOFF, ASST. CASHIER DIRECTORS W. H. CARTWRIGHT J. E. KELSEY EBEN RODGERS D. M. KITTINGER GEO. A. SAUVAGE D. A. WYCKOFF COMMERCIAL BANKING 3% INTEREST ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS 3% INTEREST ON TIME CERTIFICATES TRAVELLERS CHECKS SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS GEO. M. RYRIE COMPANY Wholesale Grocers PIASA ALTON BRANDSPhone 220 DIETSCHY’S GROCERY COMPANY Staple and Fancy Groceries 500 Ridge Street Alton, Illinois 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 J cwsy and Clean First in Sports THAT PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASS Louise Schwab (in an outburst of eloquence): “A patriarch is a father of a whole flock of people.” Marjorie Megowen (attempting to be explicit): “In the party there were only three of us who desired to go swimming. They were my brother and I, and by three of us I mean us two and two little kids that only counted as one. A fine way for any teacher to enliven a senior class is to breathe the words “caps and gowns.” WALNUT GROVE DAIRY PEERLESS ICE CREAM Milk in Cream Top Bottles Phone 601Our continued increase in business has proven that the people of this community appreciate good clothes. Increased facilities for service coupled with quality has made this store the place to buy your clothes. Especially, styles for college men. Third and Piasa A BUSINESSLIKE ROMANCE A Young Sargent named Clark was wandering over Noll and Dale searching for the Belle of his heart. At last he found her in a telephone Booth. “Ozier you are,” he cried. “Come, dear, let's go to the Princess.” “Oh, that would be Grand,” she replied, “but I promised Mather I’d go the Hippodrome with him; Sessel go with you though, for she was just saying this morning how thrilled she would be if you asked her for a date.” “By Jove,” he exclaimed. “Can Luly like that? Such Jungk! I’ll bet you right now if I Arsht her to go she'd give me the Gately ickity split.” (continued on page 117) Goldfarb’s Store Citizens National Bank UPPER ALTON City Hall Square, - - Alton, Illinois Capital, Surplus and Success to the Gang Undivided Profits - $700,000.00 Resources Over - - - $4,500,000.00 JOE Member Federal Reserve System BARNARD WILLIAMSON PHARMACISTS W. D. W. Barnard F. D. Williamson STUDENT DRUG STORE Phone 643 2500 College Avenue Alton, Illinois A. B. C. BAKERY PRODUCTS ICE CREAM QUALITY AND SERVICE ALTON BAKING CATERING CO. Upper Alton Laundry and Dry Cleaners Jungk Bros. Dry Goods Co. The All-Press System ALTON’S UP-TO-DATE STORE Also Rough-Dry, Soft Finish and For Dry Goods and Wet Wash Ready-to-Wear Apparel 2517 College Avenue SPECIALISTS IH HIGH CLASS SCHOOL CLOTHES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Always find the newest things in furnish' ings here'—correct styles sponsored by the leading universities. LOUIS J. HARTMANN 117 W. THIRD STREET (continued from page 114) “You are a Hartman to deal with,” she said reproachfully. “You are almost Sauvage at times.” “Well,” he said regretfully, “I'm sorry, hut if you prove Faulstich, Clark, it will break him all up. Maybe I am a Kerr, but when I am Degen' hardt for your love, you shouldn’t turn me down. I get so worried some' times I can’t eat my Wittles. McKee to your heart just seems to be lost.” “Oh, be your age,” she exclaimed laughingly. “The Morrissey of you the funnier you are. Why, I wouldn’t Threde fellow like you for the Prince of Wales.” (continued on page 118) Alton Floral Co. FLOWERS Delivered Anywhere Greeting Cards, Bird Supplies and Pottery LEO. WILLIS Phone 180 Residence 426-W East End Sweet Shop Confections and Lunch Room All Kinds of Home Made Candies and Refreshing Drinks EXCELLENT SERVICE 1603 E. Broadway Hartmann’s Sporting Goods Distinctive Gifts Booth’s Tools and Cutlery 201 W. 3rd Headquarters for Sporting Goods 200 E. Broadway Temple Theatre Bldg.ALTON BANKING TRUST CO. 620 East Broadway Capital.......................$100,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits. 125,000.00 Aug. Luer, President Herman Luer, Vice-President W. F. Loellke, Secretary OFFICERS W. C. Gschwend, Cashier E. L. Wyss, Assistant Cashier Geo. Wilhite, Assistant Cashier DIRECTORS Aug. Luer Wm. Netzhammer Herman Luer J. P. Callaghan W. J. Luer Casper Horn J. P. Streuber Ma e Your Will Today and Place It in Our Safe-Deposit Vault at a Cost of Less then H cents per Day. (continued from page 117) “Oh, Sotier ol’ man!" he argued. “Why, only last night I tried to kiss you and you said, ‘Nitsche, nothin' doing.” “But I do mean it," she said again. “I'd rather Koch for you than for anybody else I know.” “Gosh!” he cried, all but embracing her there before every one, “but you are a brick. Challacombe out tonight? Maybe they’ll be throwing Rice at us yet.” “Yes,” she replied, “and in some sweet Bauer we’ll Picard darling little home in Walnut Grove and live happily ever after.” The End. Alton Tire Sales Co. 555-557 East Broadway Distributors of the FAMOUS GENERAL CORD TIRES F. J. Stobbs Proprietor Black s Confectionery The Home of the Sweets Sodas, Fancy Sundaes, High Grade Candies and Light Lunches 1652 Washington Ave. Alton, 111. Diamonds Watches : LOUIS BRANDENBERGER Your Jewler 215 Piasa Street Buy on our convenient payment plan j Fine Repair Department Silverware Clocks Shampooing Facial Massage Manicuring Eyebrow Arching Chas. T. Flacheneker Robinson’s Beauty Parlor Red Cross Pharmacy Temple Theatre Bldg. PHONE 1945 239-J. 202 E. Broadway Permanent Waves Scalp Treatments 518 Ridge Street Alton, 111 1 Water Waves - Marcel Specialty j Visit FORD 3 VENARDOS Fine Candies i Refreshments and Delightful Lunches THE UNIVERSAL CAR ! Piasa St., near Third Alton Automobile Co. Telephone 2122-J. Fourth and Piasa Streets j YOUNG’S | 3 Always displaying the newest novelties and most complete showing of 3 Dry Goods, Notions, Ready-to-Wear, Millinery, Men's 3 Furnishings, Home Furnishings, Rugs and Draperies 3 104'106 W. Third Street Alton, Illinois 3 J Compliments of ALTON NATIONAL BANK Alton, Illinois CALL FOR MRS. MALAPROP Edgar Tipton (in Commercial Law): “Mr. Smith, if you were a deep sea diver and you dived to the bottom of the ocean and found a Spanish guillotine with a whole lot of gold in its hold, would the gold be yours?" Is “Spanish galleon,” perhaps, what Edgar was thinking of? A TERRIFIC BAWLING OUT Mr. Enzinger (to Helen Doyle, who has been talking in class): “Helen! You are a very nice little girl to have such bad manners.” Ernst Electric Shop Henry L. Berger Electrical Appliances, Radio, Contracting Diamonds, Watches, and Jewelry Phone 676-J Phone 1170 26 E. Broadway Luer Building Alton, Illinois FRANK P. BAUER For the Best in Photoplay Entertainment attend Barber Supplies and Barber Shop The Gem Theatre UPPER ALTON 210 Piasa St. Alton, Illinois CAHDT TOILET GOODS Established 1874 KODAK SUPPLIES GOVERNMENT INSPECTED — MEATS Degenhardt Pharmacy Telephones, 1903 and 303 Broadway, at Piasa Koch’s Market The Best Wishes of The Modern Systems Construction Supply Company Frank A. Voorhees Victor C. Volz Compliments of BEALL TOOL COMPANYStyle Is Distinction Distinction is that short period between creation and imitation. Van Preter’s frocks ordered for one week’s delivery, assure you the distinctively different in style and the authentic mode beyond competition. Van Preter’s frocks also offer you same day delivery from a collection that is continually being refreshed. VAN PRETERS Always Smart, Novel and Distinctive Compliments of ILLINOIS GLASS COMPANY ESTABLISHED 1873 Alton, Illinois SEE WHAT YOU BUT BUY IN GLASS IN MEMORIAM To those jokes which died a natural death before this Tatler went to press. Requiescant in Pace. Krug Floral Company 31 East Broadway Greenhouses: State Street Godfrey Road H. K. JOHNSTON Hardware Co. STATE ST. AND BROADWAYNitsche’s Drug Store Ilu. woman mho is proud ' “ 0 har Cake— ! C7 5 Pounds 40c Your Rexall Drug Store f always Insists on StOflOrd'S Royal Patent Alton, 111. Phone 121 Cake Flour HEARD IN THE SEVENTH PERIOD ASSEMBLY “Daugherty! Stop talking!” Dorothy Hoppe (who has a guilty conscience): “Why doesn't he learn to pronounce my name?” ORIGINALITY IN MUSIC Mr. Johnson (to Piersel Penning in band practice): Piersel, when I call for a tom-tom on the drums, I want a tom-tom. If you can’t find what you need for it, improvise something—use your head.” Heuser’s Garage Downtown North Side Telephone Telephone Main 18 1; Main l IS.W Day or Night Towing Service Butter-Krust and Family Loaf Bread Repairs, Accessories, Oils Velvet Ice Cream STEAM STORAGE HEATED 321-23 E. Broadway ALTON, ILL. "At All Good Dealers” North Side Branch: State at BelleAUTOGRAPHSt AUTOGRAPHS iDistinction Distinctive ideas in annuals are a priyne factor in a successful book- of course service and quality can not be overlooked cfhe sign of the trade mark means- EnqraVinq Service Plus Close Co-operation between Stairand Annual Department, Pptifral engraving V CIllIcil COMPANY CALUMET BUILDING ST. LOUIS. MISSOURI College Annual Builders of AmericaYOU MAY HAVE THE LAST WORD A fact which the peruser of an annual is likely to overlook is that there is a very definite connection between the quality of the book and the amount of money spent on its production. Every staff, quite naturally, wants to outdo all previous staffs. But as the contents of a yearbook cannot vary much if its real purpose is to be adhered to, the improvement must be largely in the matter of appearance; and appearance, since it depends on the kind of cover and on the amount and excellence of the art work within the book, has an unpleasantly intimate relation to the funds available. It may therefore be imagined what difficulties the 1927 Tatler Staff faced when it determined to publish the book with less money in sight than any recent staff has had; the Staff was not to have the proceeds of the Senior Play, and that meant a trifle of about three hundred dollars. Yet, in spite of the necessity for economy, a book has been made which, in appearance, thanks to the art work produced by Warren Faris under the supervision of Miss Bernice Williamson, will disappoint no one. Criticisms, however, will no doubt occur even to the most charitable subscribers; but may our critics remember that probably this Tatler has few faults with which the Staff, who have worked with the book, are not already painfully familiar. The Staff wishes to thank all who have in any way lightened its task. Special mention is due the English 8 class which met in 8B the fourth hour; here, when help was needed, it could be found. John Bowden, a member of this class, rescued the athletic section after it had long been neglected. The Staff The Faculty Advisor Page One Hundred Twenty-Seven i lit ff V » 


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