To make a book like this a reality three agencies are needed. They are: a photographer, an engraver, and a printer.
The 1928 Tatler has been made possible by these agencies:
The Kopp Studio
Central Engraving Company
Melling and Gaskins Printing Co.
To the teachers of Alton High School, who are our friends and companions, who guide us patiently in our endeavors, who inspire us to lead and create, and who devote their lives to the task of making our lives better and happier, this book is dedicated.
In order to assemble a record of school life during 1927-’28 that may be kept and that will become more valuable as years roll by, we, the Senior Class, have given you this book.
Hark! With uncovered heads,
Hear those notes to the dead—
For us notes of grief; for angels, rejoicing.
Sadly the doleful bell
Sounds forth its mornful knell—
—Heartfelt and painful, the grief it is voicing.
ADMINISTRATION Pages 11—22
ATHLETICS Pages 65—78
ORGANIZATIONS and FEATURES Pages 79—100
ADVERTISERS Pages 101—125
“Tribute to the Old High School”
Farewell, old building of so fond memories. Farewell, old building, home of our high school dreams and tragedies; witness of so many of our secrets. It is with long anticipated sorrow that we leave, for the last time, thy portly portals. It is with true sorrow in our hearts that we descend, so permanently, thy time-worn stairs. No more shall these stairs creak under the heavy, rough tread of seniors of serious mein and freshmen of awed. These same stairs shall now be graced with the careless tread of the many light feet of playful children—children whose tread has not yet been made heavy with Latin’s trials or love’s tribulations—children whose tread has not yet learned that indifferent shuffle caused by the pangs of first lost love. Yea, thy load is to be infinitely lighter. Thy days are to be many sad hours shorter. But, old building, it is with jealous reluctance that we at last release our long held sway over thee. It is with a decided pang that we unroot the thongs which extend from thee to the very bottoms of our hearts. It is with a feeling, a dread, that there will always be a void in our hearts where once were thou.
Rise high, old building! Stand erect! Be proud! For indeed thou, the home of so many thousands of sweet memories, art noble.“Tribute to the New Building”
Greetings proud structure! Well can thou afford to be so proud! With awe and fear do we first approach thy proud countenance. With a noble swelling of our hearts do we first enter thy bright halls. It is with a more erect, more austere, demeanor that we first dedicate these shining floors with our unsanctified feet.
We come to thee with a real charge. With a grave countenance do we present to you this great responsibility of fostering to so great an institution as the Alton High School. How may we impress upon you the gravity of thy position? How are thy untried walls to stand such greatness? Can such youth, such inexperience, stand such glory? Yes! We know thou can! Power, in its superb degree, is spoken of by thee in each and every phase. Wonder, glory is proclaimed in its highest note by thy very presence. A sense of supreme confidence eminates from thy portly being. It is with implicit faith that we now bestow upon you our sincere confidence. It is with proud joy, indeed, that we now accept thee as our new Alma Mater.
Our Board of Education
Without a doubt the members of the Board of Education of the Alton Community Consolidated High School exemplify “Not for Self—But for Others” in the services they render to this community. Few of us are able to realize how much time, labor, and patience are given by the members of the Board of Education in the up-keep and operation of our school. The new high school stands as a most fitting marker of work well done. As the years roll by the names of the members of our present Board of Education may be, more or less, forgotten. However, the work they have done and are doing will never be forgotten. These men exemplify “Well Done, Thou Good and Faithful Servants.”
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
H. L. MEYER J. T. CORBETT
J. B. MAXFIELD J. J. BEEBY
HARRY HALTON LAFAYETTE YOUNG
GILSON BROWNL. T. TURPIN, Principal Ph. B., Franklin College A. M., Columbia University
BERTHA W. FERGUSON, Ass’t Principal Latin
A. B., Shurtleff College
CAROLYN M. WEMPEN Dean of Girls Algebra
A. B., Shurtleff College
DINSMORE WOOD, Economics. Civics Dean of Boys Advisor of Dramatic Club A. B., University of Kansas
R.V. SMITH, Commercial Law and Science BERTHA IMOGENE BISHOP, French Illinois State Normal University A. M., University of Chicago
JAMES C. HOSTETLER, Benchwork and Sponsor of 4-2 Class Mechanical Drawing Illinois State Normal University
LUTHER L. MYERS, English, History Tatler
Advisor of Dramatic Club Hi-Y Club
A. R., Indiana State Normal
LAUREL A. ENOCHS, Bookkeeping, Arithmetic
B. S., Commerce Finance, Indiana University
NANCY ADELINE LOWRY, English A. B., Shurtleff College
COEINA D. McPHAIL, Algebra and Sewing
A. B., Shurtleff College
JANE V. HENRY, Home Economics Sponsor of 4-2 Class Ph. B., University of IllinoisBERNICE EMILY WILLIAMSON, Art Sponsor of 2-1 Class
A. B., University of Illinois
NORMAN R. D. JONES
World History, Assistant Coach
B. S., Eureka College
IRENE DEGENHARDT, English, and Arithmetic
A. B., University of Chicago
ETHEL ELK, Home Economics Advisor for Girl Reserves Dramatic Club, Coach for Plays B. S., Iowa State College
F. G. SCIIRANTZ, Physics, Chemistry A. B., Central Wesleyan College
LYDIA M. HACKMAN, Typewriting A. B., Central Wesleyan College
ELLA H. MILLER Sociology, Science (Second Semester)
B. S., University of Illinois
PAUL G. MILLER Physical Education A. B., Shurtleff College
ALTA J. DAY Shorthand, Commercial Geography A. B., Lawrence College, Gregg School
ALICE MAE GATES, Mathematics Sponsor 2-2 Class Ph. B., Shurtleff College
WARDERMAN PIERCE STALLINGS, Mathematics B. S., Shurtleff College
MARY SUTTON Physical Education
B. S., Central Mo., State Teachers College (Second Semester)
Page FifteenBEULAH A. MULLINER, Zoology and Botany
A. M., Cornell University
GEORGE C. RITCHER, Supervisor of Manual Arts, and Mechanical Drawing Illinois State Normal University
FRIEDA GRACE PERRIN, English A. B., Shurtleff College
MILDRED RUTLEDGE, English Advisor of Red and Gray, Dramatic Club Ph. B., Shurtleff College
WM. M. SCHAEFER, Manual Arts Bradley Polytechnic Institute
LAURETTA GRACE PAUL, English Supervisor of the Library A. B., Shurtleff College
HARRIET RUMSEY, English, World His- JENNIE CATES, History, Civics tory, and Music Appreciation A. B., McKendree
A. B., University of Illinois
LOREN K. FREEMAN, Chemistry A. B., Washington University
RALPH BAKER, English A. B., Illinois College (First Semester)
MARGARET VINOT CARTWRIGHT, Latin
Sponsor 1-2 Class A. B., ShurtleSf College
EUNICE VINE ORGAN Physical Education American Gymnastic University (First Semester)
PAUL MOORE Health, Rand, Orchestra B. Ed., Illinois State Normal University
MARY J. MAGUIRE, Music Studio of Music, University of Illinois
MRS. JOHN McCORMICK Sociology, Civics Chicago University A. B., Northwestern University (First Semester)
RUSSELL A. CONN, English Director of Boys’ Glee Club A. B., University of Wisconsin (Second Semester)
FRIEDA E. VOSS, Librarian Ph. B., Shurtleff College
DOROTHY GATES, RegistrarWalter Russell Benjamin B. Koch Edward Wagenfeldt
Long before the doors are open to pupils the janitor has been discharging his manifold duties. Early in the afternoon his broom begins to swish busily along corridors and later through empty rooms. Often the sound ceases for a moment while the worker stoops to pick up waste paper and other articles. Soon the furnace needs attention. Also, there are the thousand and one unexpected tasks in a day’s work. The routine is the same for every janitor, and the hours are long. Throughout the school day he must be at the beck and call of everyone.
It is with sincere regret that we part with Mr. Russell. His cheerful countenance and pleasing personality have been a genuine asset to the school. We hope to keep Mr. Koch with us indefinitely. His sterling integrity has a marked influence for good, particularly among the boys. He is a friend to all. Most of us, too, have been happy in our acquaintance with Mr. Wagenfeldt, a kindly, patient man.
Page NineteenMrs. Davis Mrs. Jewell
A signal rings. A crowd of hungry boys and girls hasten to the lunch rooms and cafeteria. Some of them get only an ice cream cone in the cafeteria, while others buy a “square meal.” All of them demand service, which they get from our capable cooks, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Jewell. The former has been with us a number of years, and the latter three years. We who frequent the cafeteria admire both these ladies.
It is no trival task to prepare appetizing meats, vegetables, salads, and desserts five days in the week for finical youths and lasses. They expect variety and quality. In addition to getting ready what the menu requires, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Jewell serve all the cooked foods. Their neat, attractive appearance and pleasant manner have established an agreeable relationship with the students. We feel confident of their ability to satisfy critical tastes in eating.
“TO THE FACULTY”
To you, 0 instructors of knowledge fine,
We give our humble thanks for all you’ve done To help us gain the laurels we have won From freshmen dullness to a senior’s shine.
As on the fruits of knowledge we now dine,
We can but harken to the memory Of your deft giving us the light to see The rareties of art, all works divine.
Now that we’ve reached the goal of our desire We see the value of your worthy aid,
Admire you for your curbing of your ire,
And thank you for the sacrifices made To give us wisdom. May conditions dire But never yours, your glory never fade.
A. RiehlGRADUATES—ALTON HIGH SCHOOL 1903—1928
June 1903 26 Graduates January 1918 — 22 Graduates
June 1904 — 20 June ” — 51 99
June 1905 20 January 1919 13 99
June 1906 40 June ” 51
June 1907 43 January 1920 26 y •
June 1908 45 June ” — 59 99
June 1909 — 62 January 1921 — 12 99
June 1910 40 June ” 76 99
January 1911 5 January 1922 14
June ” 41 June ” 82 91
January 1912 12 January 1923 32 11
June ” 68 June ” — 94 1 •
January 1913 12 January 1924 20
June ” 46 June ” 90
January 1914 18 January 1925 41 1 f
June ” 52 June ” 66 99
January 1915 19 January 1926 33 11
June ” 50 June ” — 72
January 1916 19 January 1927 — 43
June ” — 44 June ” 72
January 1917 17 January 1928 52
June ” 62 June ” 96
Page Twenty-TwoCatherine Haberer, Pres. Orville Thies, Vice-Pres. Louise Seabold, Sec.-Treas.
Catherine E. Haberer
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever”
May Fete 24 25. Student Council '24 25 26. Class President 24- 26 27 28. Latin Play 27. Tatler StafT 28. National Honorary Society 28. Senior Play 28.
“Only the best is good enough”
Band ’24-’27. Hi-Y ’26-’28. Class Vice-President ’2fl-'28. “Charm School 28.” Dramatic Club ’27 '28. Tatler '28. Quill and Scroll 28. National Honorary Society 28. Grumpy 28.
“Won’t you walk into my parlor said the spider to the fly”
Class President 27- 23. May Fete 25. Chorus 27- 28.
“All wool and a yard wide
Vice President 26, 27, 28. Football 24, 25. 28, 27. Track 25. 26. 27; (’lass Meet ’28. Dramatic Club ’28, 27, ’28. Hi-Y 27. 28: Senior Class Play ’28.
“One of the few among many”
Chorus 25-’27. May Fete ’25. Basketball ’24. Red and Gray ’24. Latin Play ’25 ’28. National Honorary Society '28. Class Officer ’24-28. Senior Play ’28. ,
Edna Allen Reiser
“There’s no such word as fail”
May Fete ’25. Secretary of Class ’28. ’27. Latin Play ’27. Red and Gray 26, 27. Quill and Scroll, National Honorary Society, ’28.
Ruth Moore, Pres. Chas. Hacke, Vice-Pres. Edna Allen Reiser, Sec.-Treas.
Page Twenty ThreeMary Esther Reed
“Twinkle, twinkle, little star”
Basketball 24. Student Council '25. Girl Reserve ’24. 26. Chorus ’25, ’27. Social Committee ’27.
“One of the Minutemen -always a minute slow"
“Charles, when it comes to size you’re all there”
Chorus 24. ’25, ’26. ’27. Band ’25. ’27 ■
“Full of fun and full of mischief, so she never fails to please"
May Fete '25, Radio Science Club ’23; Girl Reserve ’23, ’24. Freshman Club '23. Senior Play ’28. Chorus ’23, ’27.
“Who said she couldn’t play the part of a flapper?”
“A hand to do, a head to plan, a heart to feel and dare”
National Honorary Society ’28.
“Her modest looks a cottage might adorn"
“As sweet as the morning dew” May Fete ’24; Chorus ’26, ’27.
Page Twenty FourRobert Gardner
“Rather quiet, studious and a good fellow" Band ’24. '26, ’26. '27. Orchestra 26.
Elvia May Hellrung
“There’s nothing neither ( good or bad, tut thinking makes it so"
Chorus ’26, ’27.
"When it comes to hiring a steno.. Dot’s the girl to get"
“I’m trying to make others think as much of me as I think of myself"
“The only way to learn Public Speaking is to speak on all public occasions" Student Council ’26. Chorus ’26, 27. May Fete ’24.
“A willing worker”
“Mild—and yet he pleases”
“Dorothy, you are much sought after, for you are always followed by a hunter”
Page Twenty FiveClarence Dunn
“I shall sit down now, but the time shall come wh n you shall hear me”
Hi-Y ’27, 28.
“My what an orator from the weaker sex” May Fete ’26. Chorus '25. 26, ’27.
“None know her but to praise her”
"I know every trick of the game"
"He’s a self-made man. Yes—and he worships his creator”
‘‘A virtuous soul” Chorus ’27. ’28.
“The fairest garden in her looks, and in her mind the fairest books”
Tatler Staff ’28. National Honorary Society '27. '28. Quill and Scroll ’27, ’28. Chorus ’25-'28. Senior Play ’28.
“Loyalty, work, and truth’
Page Twenty'SixPaul Kortkamp
OIL 1 V» ---------
"If the class president had gotten any money for her job we would suspect him of playing politics”
Thf. Charm School
"Her radiant smile apparent warmth
Student Council ’21. Chorus ’26, '27. Baccalaureate Committee ’28.
Helen Elizabeth Leonard
“A woman’s heart is like the moon. It is often changing but there is always a man in it”
“Fair of face, with the map of the country his name represents upon his countenance”
“What hair tonic concern does he represent with his wavy black hair?”
“Marjorie, you are a young lady of great vivacity in school activities”
Chorus ’26, ’27. Girl Reserve ’24, '25, '26. “Green Stockings” “Oh! Fudge,” “Grumpy,” May Fete ’24, ’26. National Honorary Society '27. The Charm School '28.
"I have a stock of pleasant smiles for
May,Fete ’25. Peppers '26, '27. Chorus
“A tall stately boy was he1 Football ’25-’27.
"F IT 1 Mr f
"Viola, your painstaking truthfulness and open frankness win friends wherever you
Chorus 26, ’26, ’27. Music App. '27. National Honorary Society ’28.
"The fairest garden in her looks, and in her mind the fairest books"
Tatler Staff '28. National Honorary Society 27. 28. Quill and Scroll 27, 28. Chorus ’25-’28. The Charm School ’28.
“I will get me away to the woods!” Chorus 26, 27.
"You have won a place in every heart with your friendly spirit”
"Which is the greater? What he did do, or what he didn’t do?”
Hi-Y club. Dramatic Club. The Charm
“Friends, beauty and charm”
"One exciting night”
Catherine Mae Konold
“Gentlemen prefer blondes”
“He is so bright, his mother calls him son" Football '27. 28. Quill and Scroll '28. Tatler Staff ’28. Senior Play '28.
"Virtue is like a rich stone”
Student Council '24, ’25. Girl Reserve ’25, '26. May Fete '25. Dramatic Club ’26-’28. Tatler Queen ’27. Chorus ’27, ’28. “Green Stockings,” “Grumpy.”
Gertrude Kolkmeyer, “Gert’
Orchestra '24, ’25. ’26, ’27. Hand ’25, ’26 ’27, ’28. Saxaphone Choir 25.
“Modest and shy"
Chorus ’27, ’28. Music Appreciation ’27.
“Labor omnia vincit”
Football ’25-’27. Basketball ’26.
“So tall you are"
“Music is well said to be the speech of angels”
Music Appreciation ’27. Chorus ’27, ’28.
Chorus ’25-’28. Orchestra ’27. National Honorary Society ’28.
"John, you conduct yourself like a true gentleman, and you are esteemed everywhere"
Chorus 27, ’28.
"She’s neat and sweet from her bonnet to her feet"
May Fete 25. Chorus '27, '28.
“Ruth, a beautiful character is more to be desired than a beautiful face. You are doubly blessed"
May Fete ’25. Chorus ’26-’28.
"Worry kills men; why die?"
Football and Basketball ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed"
Margaret E. Spaulding
"A rosebud set with little willful thorns” May Fete ’24. Chorus ’27, ’28.
"She has such winning ways"
Student Council ’25. May Fete ’25. Dramatic Club ’27, ’28. Honorary Society ’27, '28. Chorus ’27, ’28. Orchestra ’26. Peppers Club ’26.
Anna Louise Beatty
“When she laughs all nature wakens" Basketball ’24, ’25. ’26. Chorus ’25, ’26. May Fete ’25. Art Club ’25. Pepper Club ’26. Dramatic Club ’26-’ 28.
Page ThirtyGoldie Newberry
"Your jokes and giggle always amuse” May Fete ’25. Chorus ’27, ’28. Gir Reserve ’27, ’28.
"Ma, may I be a dude?"
Walter K. Stobbs
"It’s never too late to learn but if you know it all. that settles it”
Band '25-’28. Orchestra ’26-’28. Cornet Choir ’26.
“A friend of all"
May Fete ’24. Chorus ’26-’28. Peppers '26. National Honorary Society ’28. Girl Reserves ’24, 25.
Pearl Mae Haynes
“Your smiling face and kind words are always at hand ‘round Alton Hi”
May Fete ’25. Chorus ’27, ’28. Student Council ’24. Band’27. Saxaphone Choir ’27.
“Oh, if it be a dream, let me sleep on”
Chorus ’27. '28. Hi-Y Club 25-’28. Orchestra 27.
“Mild, yet she pleases” Chorus ’24-’28. Girl Reserve.
“Our blonde vamp”
Chorus ’26-’28. May Fete ’25.
Page ThirtyOneJames Graves
“The doctor says he’s overworked”
“Quiet but forceful”
“Anneka you are a very attractive young lady”
Chorus '25-’28. Peppers ’26. Glee Club ’26. ’27.
"He was a man, take him for all in all; I shall not look upon his like again” Football ’27. Track ’28. Chorus ’28. What Happened to Jones ’28.
“Pensive, devout, and pure, sober, steadfast, and demure”
Chorus '27, '28.
“A sweet enticing maid”
Chorus ’26-'28. Red and Gray ’26, ’27. Quill and Scroll ’2'., ’28. National Honorary Society ’27, ’28. Glee Club ’28.
“Great men are dying and I don’t feel well myself”
“The greatest gem in your makeup is modesty”
Chorus ’27. '28. T. O. G. A. ’28.
Page Thirty Two
“I am quite proud of my red hair”
Band ’21, 25. '26. 27. ’28. Orchestra
’25, ’26. Hi-Y '27, ’28. Student Counci 24, 25. Class Vice Pres. 25, '26. Hi-Y play '28.
"A jolly, attractive one man girl”
Chorus ’25-’27. May Fete '25. G. A. A. '28. Peppers '26. Band '25.
“Her hair is like spun gold”
“I begin to like school—there’s nothing like getting used to a thing”
“His greatest ambition is to be acknowledged a good student”
Band '25, '26. '27. '28. Hi-Y 26. '27. '28. Art Club '24. Latin Play '27. Bed and Gray '26. '27. Quill and Scroll '27, ’28. Hi-Y Plav '28. Senior Class Play ’28. Tatler ’28.
"You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again”
Chorus 2t-’27. Music Festival 24, ’25.
“A quaint little maid”
Art Club '25. May Fete 25. Chorus ’27, '28. National Honorary Society '28.
“Charter member of the order of Romeos”
Page Thirty Three
"Batchelor by name, bachelor by nature” Band 25-’28. Orchestra ’26-’28.
"One man she adores” Senior Class Play ’28.
"I hear the wedding hells afar” Chorus '26. ’27, ’28. I. O. G. A. ’28.
Band ’26. ’27, 28. Chorus ’26. I. O. G. A. ’28.
"I’m glad I am a little boy”
Mary Edna Peters
“So sweet is she”
“I. bor hours have limits”
“Frailty, thy name is woman” Chorus ’26, ’27. May Fete ’25.
Mary Grace Allen
“She is jolly and gay. Knows both how to work and play”
“As studious as he is long”
“Then he will talk, ye Gods! how he will talk
Tennis ’27, ’28. Senior Class Play 28.
Mildred McCombs, “Millie”
“A little girl just full of fun”
May Fete ’25.
"A smile is the same in every language” Dramatic Club 27, ’28. Quill and Scroll 27. ’28.
“Wise men say nothing at dangerous times”
Bernice Lee Ernst
“Deeds not words”
Student Council ’25, ’26. Girl Reserve '25, ’26, ’27. ’28. Dramatic Club ’26, ’27. ’28. Peppers ’25. Latin Play ’27. Red and Gray ’26, ’27. Quill and Scroll ’27, ”28. National Honorary Society ’27. May Fete ”25. Art Craft Club ”26. “Grumpy” ’27, “Green Stockings” 27.
“Slow in talk and gesture” Chorus '28.
Page Thirty Five
“Every inch a lady"
“He has a one-way ticket to success” National Honor Society '28. Quill and Scroll '27, '28. Red and Gray '27. Student Council '25. Rand '25. '26, '27. Orchestra ’25-’28. Cornet Choir 26. Hi-Y "26-’28. Tatler '28.
“If I were sawed into quantities. I should make four dozen such others of my class”
Helen Virginia Sloat
"Her gentle ways are known the world over"
May Fete '25. Chorus '27, '28. Music Appreciation '27, '28.
“As pure in thought as angels are. To know her is to love her”
Chorus '26, '27, '28. I. O. G. A. '28.
“In name and quality—Sterling”
“She is a quite little girl until necessity demands otherwise”
Chorus '27, '28.
Nanci Lou Swain
“Her chatter is like the brook; running ceaselessly with occasional splashes”
May Fete '25. Basketball '25, '26. Girl R« serve ’25-’27. Art Club '25. Peppers Club '26. Chorus '26. Senior Class Play '28.
"Come and trip it as you go, in the light fantastic toe"
May Fete 25. Chorus 27. Band 25.
“Dark brown eyes whose glances seemed too thoughtful for her years”
Dramatic Club 26, 27. 28. May Fete 25. Chorus 26. Girl Reserves 25, ’26, 27, 28. Peppers 26. G. A. A. 28.
"He must be a descendant of a King’s Jester of the Middle Ages”
Dramatic Club 26-'28. Senior Class Play 28.
“Her gentle fairness fairly grows”
National Honorary Society 27, 28. Quill and Scroll 27, 28. Tatler Staff ’28. Chorus ’26- 28. Music Appreciation ’27. 28. Orchestra 28.
“What winning graces, what majestic mien"
Student Council 25. Chorus 27, 28.
“Thou hast the patience and the faith of Saints”
National Honorary Society 28.
“Coolidge is a silent man: thou art a silent woman which is even more remarkable’
"Arm’d strong in honesty”
Page Thirty Seven
“Your merry laugh sounds like the tinkle of silver bells o’er newly fallen snow” Chorus ’27. ’28. Tatler Staff ’28. I. O. G. A. 28. Quill and Scroll ’28.
Herschel McCalley, “Mac”
“He is similar to a clock, but not the same. A clock has to be wound occasionally” Band ’24. Council ’25. Hi-Y ’27, 28. Tatler ’28. Quill and Scroll ’28. Senior Class Play ’28. Hi-Y Play ’28.
“Our future senator!” Chorus ’27. ’28.
“Even greater than her charms is her art of tickling the ivories”
National Honorary Society ’28. Chorus ’27, 28.
“Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare and l eauty draws us with a single hair” May Fete ’25. Latin Play ’27.
“Give me more music”
May Fete ’25. Chorus ’25-’28. Basketball '25, ’26. G. A. A. ’28. Music Appreciation ’27, ’28.
“Why worry? I may live another year”
Page Thirty'EightVictor Carter
“Fools rush in when impels fear to tread’
“Has sighed to many, though she loves but one’”
Girl Reserve ’24, ’25, ’26. Chorus ’26, ’27. ’28.
“He that winketh the eye causeth sorrow’’
“I despise ancestors and monkeys. That’s why I don’t like men”
“Solomon in all his glory”
National Honorary Society ’27, ’28. Quill and Scroll ’27. 28. Tatler ’28.
“His history to him is blank verse’’
Page Thirty Junior Class Officers, Class of January 1929
PRESIDENT “Knowledge seeketh wisdom"
VICE-PRESIDENT “I love the sweetest girl in the world—my mother"
SECRETARY-TREASURER To be great is to be misunderstood”
Junior Class Officers, Class
of June 1929
Pauline Hale Thelma Chapman
“A little learning is a dangerous thing" "Two arms! Two arms! Fall in!"
Class of January 1929
“Most Fortunate and Chosen Ones"
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it"
“Why aren’t they all contented like me?”
“Large musing eyes, neither joyous nor sorry"
"Silence is more eloquent than words"
“Ambition has no rest”
“Small in stature but numerous in words”
“Those dark eyes so dark and so deep”
“Beware, I may yet do something sensational”
“With music she will play her way into the heart of man”
"The more you know him the better you like him"
Page Forty OneHazel McKinney
“None but herself can be her parallel”
“Football demon and dancin' fool”
“Not very big but very jolly”
“She shrinks not from study’’
“There is no other like her”
“Feet that run on willing errands”
“The ladies call him sweet”
“A light heart lives long”
“Always honest with herself and others”
Claude ReedWilma Robertson
“The faithful are certain of their reward”
“The only way to have a friend is to be one”
"She is pretty to walk with and witty to talk with”
“Sir , your wit ambles well, it goes easily”
“Improving each moment as it flies”
“Mildness ever attends her tongue”
“To a young heart everything is fun”
“A pleasant companion”
“So much one man can do whd does both act and know”
“Coolness and absence of haste are fine qualities”
Class of June 1929
“T ext to the most fortunate ones"
“What ancestors she must have”
“A man of affairs”
"A girl with an honest complexion"
"Come on! Let’s go!"
"I am not in the roll of common men"
"To bo merry In'st becomes her"
"Knowledge comes’ but wisdom lingers”
"It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends"
"A pleasing countenance is a silent recommendation"
"My kingdom for a man"f
“Wit and humor belong to a genius alone”
“Fame is what you have taken. Character is what you give”
“My wealth is health and perfect ease”
Anna Mae Doris
“Who said life was a serious business”
“I care not for fame"
“Fame hath sometimes created something out of nothing”
“Care once killed a cat, I am not bothered”
“When I think—I must speak”
“Such joy ambition finds”Wilma Mills
"Words. Words, Words!”
“To love her were a liberal education”
“A tiny, witty, charming, darling, she"
"His family is his success”
"The cautious seldom err"
“She goes her own way and asks for no advice”
"The only jewel which will not decay is knowledge"
"Some day he will be with Sousa”
“Corridors were made to walk in, and not for little girls to talk in”
“I have never found the limit of my capacity for talking"
"Can you imagine him without a girl or two?"
"She smiles sweetly and says nothing"
"Nothing ventured nothing gained”
"Thy heart is true as steel"
"Never worries—is never sad"
"Speech is great; silence is greater”
“Life is short; so am I"
"How far the little candle sheds its light"
"She talks, and talks, and ta'ks!"
"A man of excellent taste"
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“The best is yet to be”
“Dated up every night”
“Thy pathway lies among the stars”
"Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so and now I know it”
“We live in deeds, not years”
“Noisy? Well, if speaking little is that”
I ONE GlSEY
"Talks little, but says much”
“Mindful not of herself”
What sweet delight a quiet life affords”
A graceful maiden, with a gentle brow”Alice Gissal
"Happiness comes from activity”
"Even though vanquished, he could argue still ’
“A smile that wins the heart”
“A lovely girl is above all rank”
"Nothing worries me”
“Friend of many, foe of none”
"A lover of sports"
"A stalwart four-mea! person”
"Never smile once, but always laqgh twice”
"As true as the dial from the sun”
“Real worth requires no interpreter”
“Her ways and words are winning”
“She must be wound up to talk so fast”
“As quiet as the grave around women, but a friend to all men”
“Tomorrow comes and we are where? Then let us live today”
“Silence, more musical than any song”
"I chatter, chatter as I go”
“A quiet person has many friends”
“It is the tranquil people who accomplish much”
Mary Lucille Bell
"As merry as the day is long”
THE CLASS of 28
At last our time has come to bid farewell
To all our schoolmates, to the building old Where first learned we of wonders manifold.
Now that we’re gone we miss the rousing knell Of our old signal; gone now is the spell
That held the bearer as it sharply tolled.
No more shall we in these ranks be enrolled,
No more shall we in wisdom’s mansion dwell.
Our aspirations have been great, our deeds
But few in number. Now we are to leave Our friends in wisdom, though our heart still bleeds For our companions. Aye, these thoughts bereave Our inner spirit. Though we see the needs Of parting, still ‘tis quite hard to believe.
THE CLASS of ’29
We of the third year class are leaving too The building old of memories so dear.
We dread the parting with a sigh and tear,
As to our minds those mem’ries come anew
Of golden schooldays. All seems hardly true— Our parting from the mansion of good cheer.
The coming of our fourth and final year,
Yet future comes as all things mortal do.
Ne’er shall our class forget the stately halls Of our old building, nor its gentle charm
In new environment. Though the beauteous walls Of the new building beckon with an arm Of learning, still our inner spirit calls Out for the old one, through all wind and storm.
Christena Miller Dudley Giberson John Hausman Gladys Wehrman Marion Shelle Irene Weeks Eva Fortschneider Carl Jones Mitchell Taggart Anita Stewart
Marion Shelly James Glen Rena Landiss Delphine Du Bois Helen Young Ethel Richey Alfred Burgess Irene Weeks
Dorothy Whittleman Ewell Atterberry Margaret Gauntt Herman Bruggeman Mary Juttemeyer William Beiser Noel Gearing Woodrow Wilson
Dorothy Bunyan Donald Fensterman Marion Worden Olin Laggeman Florence Secor Herschel Jones Mary Juttemeyer Dudley Giberson Virginia Meyers Jack Challacomb
Alice McAdams Austin Vincent Marjorie Kane Reba Watts Cooper White Angeline Mather Ina Bacus Blanche Baker Ben Dorsey Dorothy Curvey
Vera Welch Wesley Percival Eloise Doyle Melvin McManus Erma Giberson John Burns Adeline Sheff Nena Fields
Louis Misegades Katherine Clower Oliver Bryant Stella McCormick Hubert Knight Margaret Hoefert Crowe Reed Jane Joesting
Urban Gubser Francis Barker Roger Reudin Dorothy Randolph James Anderson Ruth Watson Roberta Windsor
Vernon McCalley Martha Koukl Eloise Swain Charles Sotier Naomi Howard Dorothy Show Roy Kortkamp Carolyn Swain Dorothy Mather Ernest S
Lucille Doyle Mildred Montgomery Charles Allen Paige Munger Lillian Swofford Helen Brunner
Marion Wolf James Walker Lucille Besterfeldt Dorothy Misegades Edward Vedder Mary Parker Lillian Sotterman Tracy Delfo Hazel Payne Harold Schoeffel
Alice Parker Laverna Karns Juanita Sours Dorothy Dean Elizabeth Baker Mildred Nesbitt James Watson Evelyn Hacke
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Hiram Smith Martha Koukl Mildred Harlow Fredrick Hoppe Ora Sidner Verna Sloan Kenneth Close Mildred Nowatne Margaret Gauntt Rayburn Knight
Helen Ross Charles Sellers Ada Fletcher Carol Roper Lois Doyle Joseph Wheeler Mildred Moore Gerald Dalton
Howard Allen Ethel Bloodworth Margaret Clements Betty Stevens Elvira Clark Edward Stephenson Virginia Bramlett Donald Powell
Suzanna Gerard Lee Harlow Geraldine Rives Virgil Foster Roberta Stamper Reilley Ashlock Mary Bierbaum John Osburn Ruby Smith Robert Miller
First Row: Gene Gere, Lucille Tillery, Gordon Walker, Janet Young, Weir Brown, Dorothy Walker, Robert Sweeney, Evelyn McCalley, Francis Howell, Grace Osborne, Hugh Harris, Virginia Noble.
Second Row: Betty Van Horne, Alvera Middleton.
Third Row: Sophia Smith, Hilda Smith, Jessie Bryant, Verna Myers.
Fourth Row: Harriet Pfeiffenberger, Mary Lee Baker, Rose Marie
Hallam, Virginia Benecke, Christiana Mosely, Nellie Saunders, Helen McCarr-oll, Bertha Stevens, Martha Gottler, Eula Owens, Virgie Springman, Matilda Wright.
Fifth Row: Stanley Fields, James O’Neil, Gregory Flynn, Leonard Vaughn, Ray Duffey, Abe Osipe, Louis Voss, Virgil Jackson, Allen Doerr.Freshmen
First Row: Harold Hill, Evelyn Waggoner, Robert Haviland, Hilda
Threadway, William Coal, LaVerne Maxeimer, Fredrico Elizonda, Hazel Feltman, Howard White.
Second Row: Anna Lee, Lydia Bruggeman, Sarah McManus, Mary
White, Mildred Forard, Gail Strunge.
Third Row: Bernice Tenipe, Edward Armstead, William Armstead,
Parker Nicholas, Charles Young, Edward Jordan, Russell Bradshaw, Edward Hawk.
Fourth Row: Ruth Miller, Lucille Wenzel, Marjorie Muesel, Myrtle
Norvelle, Charlotte Hoehn, Marie Weisenfluh.
Fifth Row: Charles Howard, Kenneth Olson, Frank Haley, Lawrence
Hale, Benjamin Belcher.
First Row: Charles Young, Jane Rutledge, Jesse Bryant, London Cannon,
Maurice Havner, Oliver Owens, Glenn Pruitt.
Second Row: Irma Vogel, Muriel Oglesby, Wilma Moore, Mary Cannon,
Hazel Bradshaw, Georgia Fuller, Nancy Shy, Helen Painter, Marguerite Huebner.
Third Row: Lurline Springman, Gloria Cannon, Dorothy Russell, Iris
Doyle, Virginia Wright, Hazel Shelton, Mildred Morgan.Freshmen
First Row: Mary Bailey, Marion Bacus, Winfred Fones, William Lau-
meyer, Curtis Merriman, Harold Schindewolf, Nils Olson, William Graul, George Kittinger, Forrest Cook.
Second Row: Margaret McCarthy, Glanda Bond, Rosamond St. Clair,
Mildred Brickey, Dorothy Bush, Alice DuBois, Alice Cruze, Katherine Cousley, Sarah Brown, Stella Meyers, Mary Cornelius, Margaret Warner, Esther Simmons, Dorothy Watson, Lucille Koehne, Lily Scheuler, Mildred Brown, Marguerite Burris, Nancy Crawford, Shirley Wittels.
Third Row: Elizabeth Hughey, Lucille Springman, Helen Bennet, Fred
Owens, Leroy McPherson, Loretta Henry, Mildred Emerson, Mabel Smith.
Page Fi ty-N'neFreshmen
First Row: J. W. Newland, Shirley Freer, Edward Berry, Harold Hill, Woodrow Gerdes, Maurice Goring, Chester Long, Glenn Borman.
Second Row: Jeanne Hale, Marguerite Turner, Dorothy Yerkes, Opal Kemp, Lucille Watson, Lela Springman, Lorna Newell, Rosemary Swain, Susan Olmstead, Edith Wilson, Eleanor Bond, lone Nickens.
Third Row: Eleanor Warner, Hilda Putze, Celeste Close, Olus Graves, Virginia Florey, Deloma Fettinger.
Fourth Row: Isaac Beach, Edward Fischer, Jack Thorpe, Nelson Ash,
Freddie Haper, Earl Smith, Fred Bachman, Henry Coffler, Paul Weiss, Harlan Metcalfe, Harold Smith, Howard Plager, Eugene Weisenfluh, Austin Leady.Freshmen
First Row: Shirley Jones, Lyle Brickey, Herbert Fullager, Henry Dres-
sel, Ellis Schreiber, Roger Sloat, David Nicholas, Webster Brainard, John Koehne, Rudolph Fisher.
Second Row: Clarence Foster, Kenneth Wolfe, Joe Mitchell, Glenard Clark.
Third Row: Paul McCann, Robert Pfeiffer, Earl Slover, Mamie Mered-
ith, Hazel Howard, Stella Rain, Eroe Schuette, Slester Bass, Ethel Decker, Billy Ranft, Bernard Blackard, Joe Curdie.
Fourth Row: Robert Henderson, Hal Elmore, James McCombs, Ken-
neth Cravens, Vernon Jones, Olin Crawford, Royal Baird, Robert Stockton.
First Row: Shirley Wittels, Helen Beall, Mary Elizabeth McKinney,
Jeanne Weber, Rose Rosenthal, Willmetta Groves.
Second Row: Granville Lemons, Ryrie Milnor, Louis Parica, A. Smith.
Page Sixty-TwoCOACH PAUL G. MILLER
Coach Miller came to Alton High last fall with an enviable reputation as a coach, having coached successfully at Western Military Academy and at Staunton High School, Coach Miller had ample experience with which to mold his teams. Being hampered by unseasoned material encountered by every new coach. Coach Miller got a slow start, but soon assembled a successful aggregation of football men. With the assistance of Coach Jones, Coach Miller gradually developed a stellar football aggregation, a team that rolled up 89 points to their opponents 66. Considering the adverse conditions this is a fine record. Coach Miller also developed a capable basketball team, one that was able at all times to make the best of teams hustle. His spirit, on and off the field, was optomistic and encouraging. His cheerfullness gave much inspiration to the men themselves.
COACH NORMAN 1). JONES
Coach Jones, another new arrival at Alton High, came to us last fall from Hopedale, Illinois, where he had been employed as principal and director of athletics. Coming to a new school, Coach Jones lost no time in making friends with all around him. He assisted Coach Miller in his work. Jones concentrated upon the teaching of fundamentals and the coaching of the second team, and soon showed his worth as a leader. His hustling spirit was instrumental in helping to develop the team, his coaching being evident in the playing of the men themselves. Coach Jones enjoyed a good season with the second teams in football and basketball. His creed of team play was a great help to the first squad also. His friendliness helped also in his success. His spirit and knowledge of games should be an important asset to the future of Alton High’s athletics.
Page Sixty-ThreeCAPTAIN BRYANT
“Razz,” Captain of our football team, was a shining light to his teammates. Going out for football his first year, “Razz” stuck with the game until he developed into a steady player. In spite of his small size, “Razz” was known as a hard man to take out, having the fight and grit. He played at various positions during his football career, being placed at quarterback at the start of last fall’s season. Coach Miller, however, saw the need of “Razz’s” spirit at end and placed him there. At end “Razz” rose to the greatest heights of his career, playing steadily in every game of the season. In the Western game “Razz” topped it off with probably the best game he ever played for Alton High. He was known for his clean sportsmanship and willingness to work on the field, and leaves Alton High with a clean reputation.
Bill Nicolet, our basketball captain and quarterback on our football team, was one of the best athletes Alton High ever had. Bill played a hard, clean game at quarterback, leading the Alton machine to many a hard fought victory. His educated toe gained many valuable yards for the Red and Gray, and his long passes were an important cog in the Alton offense. Bill was a steady worker on the field, and helped many of his teamamtes with their play. In basketball Bill was equally as brilliant, his “pop, swish” shots being famous throughout the entire conference. Bill was a faultless leader of the basketball team, being admired every where for his clean playing. Bill has played his last season for Alton High, but will be long remembered for his fine spirit of leadership.
Page Sixty-FourFOOTBALL SQUAI)
Reading from left to right:—
1st Row: Schwartz, Hacke, Schauerte, Kelley, Ashlock, Johnson, Brickey,
2nd Row: Coach Jones, Bacus, Riehl, Orr, Campbell, Jones, Bryant, Percival, Allen, Rose, Nicolet, St. Cin, Coach Miller.
3rd Row: Lageman, Heckler, Eisenreich, Schlansker, Hoppe, Walker,
Giberson, Childers, Haynes, Cravens, McCombs, Burns.
4th Row: Shaw, Bryant, Jones, Jackson, Merriman, Reed, Fones, McPherson, Misegades, Worden, Olson, Anderson.
Campbell Orr Riehl
Campbell: “Hump,” playing his second and last year of football, played
a fine game at center. “Hump” was under every play and was a capable opener of holes.
Orr: “Mary” may be a nickname for our man grabbing right guard,
but he never deserved the name in football. Orr was always alert and usually got his man. His spirit will carry on.
Riehl: Playing his last year of high school football, held down the left
guard position. Co-operation is the keynote of team success and here was a co-operator. Riehl’s consistent and heady playing will be missed but not forgotten.
St. Cin Schauerte Johnson
St. Cin: George was a first year man but was a very dependable one at
either guard or tackle. George played a “whale” of a game against Granite. Much is expected of him next year.
Schauerte: Schauerte was “Lu’s” running mate at half on last fall’s team. Schauerte made many valuable gains through the line and caught several long passes on his “sleeper” play.
Johnson: “Ted” was a main-stay of the second team and a dependable
utility man on the first eleven. Ted won praise with his bullet-like passes and speedy end runs. Ted will show his wares at Shurtleff.
Rose Percival Hacke
Rose: "Ern” played a smashing game at end and was right there when
it came to going down on punts. His election as captain of next year’s team proves his popularity as well as his playing ability.
Percival: Dick was a main stay in our line last fall, and was placed on
the all conference team. When a play was to be stopped, Dick stopped it. He impressed all with his fighting spirit.
Hacke: Hacke was a three letter man in football and was capable of
playing either tackle or guard. When a man was to be taken out Hacke took him out. His spirit in every game was remarkable.
Page Sixty-EightCollins Jones Nicolet
Collins: “Lu” was our fast man this year and got away for many long
runs around end. “Lu” is one of the many to leave us but we shall not forget his superb playing.
Jones: “Hersh” is one of our standbys for next year. Jones had lots
of fight as fullback and was a deadly tackier. He was admired by all for his sportsmanship.
Nicolet: Bill, our quarterback and kicker, was a valuable man, being placed on the all conference team. Bill leaves a great gap in the backfield and a need for his hard line-bucking.
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SCHLANSKER ALLEN ASHLOCK
Schlansker: Schlansker, a product of Grafton, played a fine game for
a first year man. His defensive work was brilliant, his lack of weight being made up for with his fighting spirit.
Allen: “Sleepy”, playing his first game last fall, showed up exceptionally
well. His defensive work was brilliant, and he shows promise of developing into a stellar linesman.
Ashlock: “Billy,” though one of the smallest of the letter men, had the
fight at end. Bill led the “mules” to many victories and did well in the Western game. Much is expected of Bill next year.THE FOOTBALL SEASON
Alton High’s football season last fall opened with a wealth of material. Coach Miller had eight letter men around which to build his team. The outlook from the first was brilliant, and practice was conducted with pep and vim. The team started its first game with high hopes, its opponent being East St. Louis. East St. Louis showed a bunch of hard hitting backs and line men, along with an all-state end. Alton came out of that game on the short end of a 12-0 score. In spite of the first setback the team kept its morale and journeyed to Granite City for the second game. There, in a sea of mud we were beaten 13-6. At that point the Alton machine began to Like more seriously its practicing, and with new determination played and defeated Belleville on the home field, 19-6. With this victory in its possession the team journeyed to Collinsville and defeated them by a score of 19-9, after being behind 9-0 early in the game. The team had begun to hit its stride at this point, but was taken into camp by Carlinville on the Carlinville field, in a game marked by hard, clean football. We lost on a 6-0 count.
Smarting from its last defeat the team next defeated Jerseyville, 19-0, using the entire second team at one part of the game. In another hard game the team defeated Greenfield, this being the first time in many years that an Alton team enjoyed that distinction. Here Alton’s hopes again soared high, only to be dashed down again by a defeat at the hands of Edwardsville, 7-0.
Being eliminated from the conference race the team decided to finish well anyway, and took Woodriver’s scalp to the tune of 20-13 in preparation for Western. Then on Thanksgiving Day, in the annual football clash the team held Western to a scoreless tie. The game was one of the best of the year. Alton, though out-weighed many pounds to the man, succeeded in holding her own. Western succeeded in reaching Alton’s ten yard line at one time but was forced back by Nicolet’s long punts. Thus ended a successful season, not in games won and lost, but in sportsmanship and competition. The team worked together as a unit and participated in few rough games. The record, considering the conditions, was good—the team having won five games, lost four, and tied one. Two players received places on the all conference eleven, Nicolet at quarter, and Percival at tackle. With five letter-men back next year and a capable second squad to choose from, the outlook for next fall’s season is a bright one.
FOOTBALL SEASON SUMMARY
Sept. 24—East St. Louis, here 0 12
Oct. 1—Granite City, there 6 13
Oct. 8—Belleville, here 19 6
Oct. 15—Collinsville, there 19 9
Oct. 22—Carlinville, there 0 6
Oct. 27—Jerseyville, there 19 0
Oct. 29—Greenville, here 6 0
Nov. 4—Edwardsville, here 0 7
Nov. 19—Wood river, here 20 13
Nov. 24—Western, here 0 0
Won 5 Ijost 4 Tied 1
Page Seventy OneFirst Row: Lucien Collins, Clarence Nicolet, Herschel Jones.
Second Row: Vestle Kelly, Larrey Hale, Ernest Rose, Richard Percival, Marion Orr.
THE BASKETBALL SEASON
The basketball season last winter opened with much promise. Coach Miller had five letter-men at the start around which to build his team and many second team men from last year’s team. The squad was soon cut down to a reasonable number and the season prepared for. The first game ended in disaster at the hands of Granite City. Alton then retaliated with a defeat over Staunton and one over Collinsville, the latter victory being quite an upset in the conference schedule. Jerseyville was easily defeated, and then a tough game lost to East St. Louis. The team was functioning perfectly at this point and was given championship consideration. Edwardsville was defeated and then a drop in the standing began. Woodriver defeated us to start our descent. The morale of the team was not shaken however, as it came back to defeat Granite City. Here again were our hopes blasted, for Collinsville defeated us by seven points. We made up for defeat again by drubbing Jerseyville, then Belleville and East St. Louis.
A chance to finish in the running was again within our grasp, only to slip out again with a defeat at the hands of Woodriver. Then we again defeated Belleville, and ended with a long trip to Quincy, whom we defeated. This marked the ending of a season of ups and downs. The team hit the high spots and the low spots. They were the only team to defeat Collinsville in the conference race. They also lost two non-conference tilts to Gillespie. They captured the county title from Collinsville, only to be beaten back by Granite City in the district. Even at that, the high spots encountered made it a successful season. The team won eleven out of eighteen games.
Page Seventy-TwoSECOND BASKETBALL TEAM
1st Row: Schlansker, Owsley, Eisenreich.
2nd Row: Reed, McCombs, Haynes.
The second basket ball team of last winter enjoyed a good season. Under the direction of Coach Jones the team made a creditable showing against various barriers. Western’s second team was defeated once and lost to once. A hard game was lost to the U. A. Baptist Church team in the middle of the season. A hard game was lost also to the Woodriver seconds.
Pete McPherson, our manager, was one of the best helpers Coach Miller had. When help of any kind was needed, Pete was right there to give it. Pete helped a great deal in football by taking care of all the supplies and taking players to and from the field. He was always ready to bandage a hand or foot, and soothed many an aching joint. Along with this Pete was always on hand to help Coach Miller in marking the field before every game. His work in basketball, track, and tennis has surpassed his record of service during the football season.
Page Seventy-ThreeYell Leaders
John Maguire, Nancy Cousley, William Ashlock
Alton Score 14 .Granite City Score 23
Alton 18 Staunton 16
Alton 27 Collinsville 22
Alton 15 . Gillespie 30
Alton 32 Jersey ville 8
Alton . 22 . East St. Louis 24
Alton .... 27 Edwardsville 19
Alton 21 Woodriver .22
Alton 20 Staunton 24
Alton 20 Belleville 8
Alton 28 Granite City .22
Alton 17 Collinsville . 22
Alton 36 Jerseyville 13
Alton 15.. Gillespie . 28
Alton 29 East St. Louis.. . 22
Alton 15 Edwardsville 13
Alton 18 Woodriver 24
Alton 27 Belleville .22
Total- -Alton 401 Opponents 363
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Page Seventy-FourFirst Row: Hewitt, Sauvage, McAdams. Second Row: Nicolet, Corbit.
THE TENNIS SEASON The tennis season this year was one of the most successful Alton High ever enjoyed. The last tennis team of the old high school won the singles championship and did creditably in the doubles. Sauvage as singles man was invincible. Joe encountered little opposition in his first two games, defeating the Edwardsville and Granite City entrants with ease. Sauer of Belleville gave Joe his first real battle, holding Joe to two sets out of three. Schmidt of East St. Louis also held Joe to two sets out of three. Joe swept easily through his next two matches and finished the season unbeaten.
The doubles team also enjoyed a successful season being defeated by only two teams, those of Belleville and Collinsville The Alton team played a stellar game of tennis and drew much applause for their fine sportsmanship. Nicolet and Hewitt composed the team that held the championship Collinsville team to two sets out of three. Hewitt, though new to conference tennis played steadily with Nicolet, and gives promise of some real playing next
year. Results of ! Season:
Alton vs. Edwardsville
Singles Alton 6-2, 6-0 Doubles Alton 6-2, 6-4
Alton vs. Granite City
Singles Alton 6-3, 6-0 Doubles Alton 6-0, 6-0
Alton vs. Belleville
Singles Alton 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 Doubles Belleville 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Alton vs. East St. Louis
Singles Alton 7-6, 1-6, 7-5 Doubles Alton 6-2, 6-1
Alton vs. Wood River
Singles Alton 6-0, 6-0 Doubles Alton 6-4, 6-4
Alton vs. Collinsville
Singles Alton 6-3, 6-1 Doubles Collinsville 5-7, 6-1, 6-3TRACK SQUAD
First Row: Haynes, Wilderman, Riehl, Hale, Owsley, Orr, Hacke, Koch,
Second Row: C. Reed, Jackson, Nicolet, Heckler, Thayer, Sidner, Metcalfe.
The track prospects for this spring are exceptionally good. Many incoming freshmen are showing up well and there are several veterans. Coach Miller has two letter-men, Collins and Owsley, around which to build the team. Collins, Koch, and Wilderman are dash men, and Haynes runs the 440. The middle distance men are Hacke, Owsley, Riehl, Metcalfe, and Bryant, while Thayer runs the mile.
Alton is much stronger in the field events than in track events this year. Nicolet, Heckler, Riehl, Orr, and Owsley are showing promise in the weights. Koch, Schlansker and Owsley are coming along fine in the jumps. A meet was lost to Wood River in track events only early in the season, for which the team is expected to retaliate in the field events. Several meets have been scheduled, and the outlook is for a busy season.
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First Row: Nancy Cousley, Leonard Stocker, Richard Cous'ey, David Little, Virginia Mook.
Second Row: Vernon McCalley, Doris McDow, Glen Davis, Bernard Hammons.
Third Row: Jack Woltemade, Ernest Rcse, Alfred Fullager.
Doris McDow Alfred Fullager
Nancy Cousley _____________
Virginia Mook Richard Cousley
Stephen Owsley _ ....
Vernon McCalley ______________
Opal Hamilton, Jack Woltemade, Leonard Stocker
Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor Assistant Editor Society Editor Humor Editor .. Sport Editor Sport Editor Business Manager Circulation Manager Advertising Manager Ass’t Advertising Manager Reporters
Quill and Scroll
First Row: Edward Meyer, Louise Bartlett, Sunshine Newell, Bernice Ernst, Catherine Haberer, Edna Allen Keiser, Wilma Logan.
Second Row: Orville Thies, Bruce Shepard, Glen Davis, Allan Riehl, Bernard Hammons, Walter Johler.
Also Wanda Kasinger and Herschel McCalley, not on picture.
QUILL and SCROLL
President Edward Meyer
Vice-President Wilma Logan
Secretary-Treasurer Bernice Ernst
AIM: To instill in students the ideal of scholarship; to advance the
standards of the profession of journalism by developing better journalists, and by inculcating a higher mode of ethics to promote exact and dispassionate thinking, clear and forceful writing.
Page Seventy-NineGirls’ Auxiliary Council
First Row: Harriet Pfieffenberger, Rose Marie Hallam, Eloise Swain,
Jane Wyckoff, Verla Lampert.
Second Row: Grace Emery, Noel Gearring, Marguerite Hoefert, Alice Gissal, Ruth Moore, Alice Reed.
Third Row: Margaret Turner, Nancy Cousley.
GIRLS’ AUXILIARY COUNCIL
President _ Nancy Cousley
Secretary-Treasurer Jane Wyckoff
Membership consists of two girls from each class except the 1-1 class. They send notices to all girls who have been absent from school for three consecutive days, to find the cause and offer their services. The girls take charge of the freshmen when they enter, each member acting as a big sister to a group of the 1-1 girls for one semester.
First Row: Vernon McCalley, Curtis Merriman, Dudley Giberson, Donald Powell.
Second Row: Winfred Fones, James O’Neill, Warren Sparks, Hugh
Harris, Everett Turner, LeRoy McPherson. Also Spencer Brown.
President Dudley Giberson
Vice-President . Everett Turner
Secretary-Treasurer Vernon McCalley
Membership is limited to boys who will not be graduated from Alton High School before 1929.
AIM: To focus student opinion, to build school spirit and loyalty, and
to encourage direct beneficial activities.
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First Row: Virginia Noble, Sophia Smith, Sarah Mae Brown, Dorothy Randolph.
Second Row: Bernice Ernst, Goldie Newberry, Evelyn Hacke, Wanda
Gibson, Alma Turner, Marjorie Benner.
Third Row: Catherine Griffie, Elizabeth Heuser, Lucille Busse, Mrs. Emmons, Verla Lampert, Virginia Young, Alice Gissal.
President Verla Lampert
Vice-President Nancy Cousley
Secretary Virginia Noble
Treasurer Elizabeth Heuser
AIM: To face life squarely, and find and give the best.
First Row: Ben Dorsey, Richard Cousley, William Walter, Herschel
McCalley, Everett Turner, Cloyd Hamer.
Second Row: Walter Johler, Spencer Brown, Paul Farris, Edward Meyer,
Edward Hayes, Frank Hedger, William Black, Orville Thies, Raymond Schinde-wolf, Charles Hacke.
Third Row: Allan Riehl, Mather Luly, Kenneth Harlow, Dennis Flynn, John Harris, Irving Ohley, Eugene Montgomery, Bruce Shepard, Charles Coleman.
THE HI-Y CLl'B
______________________ Allan Riehl
Herschel McCalley Kenneth Harlow
AIM: To create, maintain, and extend throughout the high school and community higher standards of Christian character.
Page Eighty ThreeNational Honorary Society
First Row: Catherine Haberer, Orville Thies, Louise Seabold, Allyne Brandt, Charlotte Cannel, Walter Johler, Marjorie Benner.
Second Row: Alma Ahe, Sunshine Newell, Viola Jacobi, Lydia Luken, Bruce Shepard, Bernice Ernst, Wilma Logan, Edna Allen Reiser, Louise Bartlett.
Third Row: Suzanna McKinney, Lucille Kirk.
NATIONAL HONORARY SOCIETY
President Bruce Shepard
Vice-President Edna Allen Reiser
Secretary Bernice Ernst
Treasurer F. G. Schrantz
AIM: To create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire
to render serv ice, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in the pupils of Alton High School.The Senior Play
“THE CHARM SCHOOL”
By Alice Miller and Robert Milton The Senior Class Play,
Cast of Characters
Jim Simpkins ______________________
Muriel Doughty ___________________________________
January 23, 1928
Lawrence Hunt Orville Thies Joe Stork Edward Worden William Miller Paul Kortkamp Marjorie Benner Sunshine Newell Louise Seabold Mary Esther Reed Harriet Butler Catherine Haberer Louise Schwab Catherine Konold
Advertising Manager Property Manager Director_____________
Virgil Mareing Leroy Wilkinson Miss Ethel Elk
First Row: William Holland, Ben Dorsey, Walter Johler, Leonard Vaughn, Burch Bachelor, Paul Moore, Wm. Kaeser, Spencer Brown, Edward Fischer, Robert Gardner, Walter Stobbs, Forrest Combs.
Second Row: Oscar Sotier, Hibbard Brown, Lucille Kile, Mary Evers, Helen Honeyman, Dorothy Mather, Edward Meyer, Irving Ohley, Edward Hayes, Charley Sellers.
Third Row: Ephriam Green, Leroy Wilkinson, Kenneth Harlow, Orville
Thies, Percy Lauck, Bill Ashlock.
Student Director_____ - r Walter Johler
Secretary___ - __________ .. ____ Forest Cook
AIM: To create a better appreciation of good music, and to extend the
opportunity of music study to as many students as possible.
First Row: William Kaeser, Catherine Clower, Jewel Smith, Paul Moore, Evelyn Johnson, Elvera Rruggeman, Rosamond Sinclair.
Second Row: Gladys Pierce, Mary Evers, Dorothy Mather, Norman
Edsal, Charles Seller, Ephriam Green, Walter Johler.
Third Row: Walter Stobbs, Charles Korte. Also Louise Bartlett and
Burch Bachelor not in picture.
AIM: To create a better appreciation of good music and to extend the
opportunity of music to as many students as possible.
Pugtf Eighty SevenGlee Club
First Row: Fones, Reed, Combs, Fullager, Little, Graul, Ellington, Mr. Conn.
Second Row: Silk, Kortkamp, Brockmeyer, Stevens, Hasket, Stocker, Nesbit, Schauerte, Turner, Hallam.
BOYS’ GLEE CLUB
First Tenors Charles Nisbett David Little Carl Ellington Robert Graul Second Tenors Everett Turner Gerald Schauerte Leonard Stocker John Heskett
First Basses Alfred Fullager Crowe Reed Forrest Combs Winfred Fones Second Basses
Ernest Silk John Brockmeyer Evan Kortkamp Ed. Stephenson Director, R. A. Conn —Accompanist, Rose Marie Hallam
The Boys' Glee Club is a comparatively new organization in the Alton High School. The club was organized during the second semester and made rapid progress, owing to the fact that a number of the boys had had experience in music of vocal or instrumental nature. The standards of the club are high and membership is open to all boys except graduating seniors. Several excellent programs were presented to the high school general assembly, in addition to the programs given at various civic and public affairs. The Glee Club has filled a long-felt need for such an organization for those who are interested in music as offered by the Boys’ Glee Club.
First Row: Orville Thies, Alma Turner, Gene Gere, Marjorie Benner, Chas. Hacke, Mary Cornelius, Leonard Stocker, Bernice Ernst, Ernest Gnerich.
Second Row: Thelma Chapman, Anna Louise Beatty, Doris McDow, Suzanna McKinney, Edward Worden, Lucille Busse, Jane Wyckoff, Mildred Harlow, Alice Gissal.
President Edward Worden
Acting President second semester, and Vice-President Jane Wyckoff
Secretary-Treasurer Thelma Chapman
Historian Bernice Ernst
Faculty Advisers: Miss Rutledge, Miss Elk, Mr. Wood, and Mr. Myers.
AIM: To develop interest in drama and dramatics, and furnish a nucleus
for the commencement plays.
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6 Off for a fast start. Through at 12:00 o’clock. Good for Mr. Curtis!
Mr. Jones absolutely denies being the twin brother of Mr. Cook.
7 Mr. Wood has gone out for Safety First. Even the seniors could not help
noticing the blue and white strips over his shoulers. We also noticed a belt but the pin must have been in his pocket. The new Dean evidently carries the added responsibilities in his pockets.
8 Coatless Principals, English teachers, and geometry teachers come into
vogue. Mr. Wood is disqualified.
9 Mr. Wood’s belt assumes added responsibilities and he may now go without a coat.
12 First assembly. Welcome freshies. Cheers for coach Miller.
21 Teachers outing. From what we are able to learn we think they must
have had a good time.
22 Overheard in 12A: Tunney Dempsey—odds- fighter—boxing
23 Red and Gray subscription drive is completed. The most successful one
24 First game of the season! E. St. Louis 12—Alton 0.
26 We are greeted with violent flashes of color as we enter the door. It is a relief to find that it is only a series of posters advertising “clean up week” instead of a fire as we first feared.
28 Assembly. Clean up halls! ! !
30 Teachers’ reception and circus. Mr. Myers is a great success as a clown.
1 Another game! Granite City 13—Alton 6. Tatler pictures started.
“Here’s my chance to skip the 8th hour.”
5 The band plays in the assembly. Mr. Moore sure knows his stuff.
8 At last! ! ! Something to celebrate. We win the first Conference game.
Tough on Belleville, tune of 19-6.
12 Mr. Towle speaks in the assembly. He is from Illinois U. but he recommends that everyone go to Shurtleff for the first year.
First Dramatic Club meeting.
14 Mr. Carl Pierce pays us a visit.
15 Collinsville is victim of Alton. Score 19-9.
18 Hi-Y initiation. Enough said.
19 Good for the Girl Reserves. They present the play in the assembly,
“The Truth About Jane.” Verla Lampert and Elizabeth Heuser prove to be excellent step-mothers.
20 Dramatic Club “tryouts.” Tatler Staff visits St. Louis and is well re-
ceived. Carlinville 6—Alton 0.
24 Everyone is off at noon to see the big game at Jerseyville. Jerseyville 0—Alton 19.
29 Greenfield game—we won, by George, 6-0.
2 EXTRA! ! ! Winsome young gym teacher is married. We wish you all
happiness Mrs. Organ.
3 Tatler Drive starts today. “Dad give me 75c.”
4 Edwardsville wins but we get out of school to see the game. Edwards-
ville 7—Alton 0.
Page Nxnety-Two9 Gee! The music appreciation classes get to go to St. Louis and we have to work.
11 A wonderful day. Of course it is a holiday then.
17 Nancy C. and Bernard H. leave for Urbana to the Press Association meet-
18 “Grumpy” is presented by the Dramatic Club. Well done. We enjoy
seeing Ed. W. frowning.
19 The Red and Gray again struts a victory. This time Woodriver is the
victim. Woodriver 13—Alton 20.
23 Gosh! ! If pep will win the game Alton will surely win the Thanksgiving
game tomorrow. The walls fairly shook when we yelled. Big bon-fire in the evening and the “Storming of Western.”
24 Good-bye turkey; goodbye home; goodbye mom and all the rest. Hello!
Western! HELLO! ! And say boy how we did fight! ! ! It was a tie but we sure made them earn it.
7 Music Appreciation class has a candy sale.
8 Today the Music Appreciation class goes to St. Louis. They certainly
break into print.
9 Football banquet given by the service clubs. The Coach accidently uses
his salad dressing on his potatoes instead of his lettuce.
16 Tough luck. Granite City takes the first basketball game from us.
Granite 23—Alton 14.
17 We avenge ourselves upon Staunton. Staunton 18—Alton 16.
19 Mr. Baker makes his debut as toastmaster at the Quill and Scroll Banquet.
20 Another game. Collinsville 22—Alton 27.
21 Gordon G. is a great success as a waiter at the dramatic club meeting.
Ask Mr. Wood.
23 Big program. Miss Ferguson recites some poetry to the assembly and
we are out for the day.
24 Mr. Myers is married.
2 Everyone is back to school—all the boys with new ties on.
4 Nestor Vemardos, still tired, sleeps in the fourth hour Civics class and
is almost late for lunch. Too bad.
5 Clarence N. succumbs to the effects of Miss Paul’s assembly.
12 Music Appreciation class goes to St. Louis to hear the Symphony. It
pays to “appreciate” music.
13 Red and Gray subscription drive. Everyone subscribes almost.
19 Belleville at Alton. Belleville 8—Alton 20.
20 Dramatic Club party. Where did Dick Cousley go afterwards? What
did he do?
23 Lawrence Hunt charms in the “Charm School,” the Senior Play. It was sure a hit.
26 Big Senior prom! ! ! Georgia H. teaches Mr. Stallings how to chew gum.
27 Commencement. Good bye Seniors. Granite City 22—Alton 28.
28 Mr. Baker leaves for California. Everyone seems to be leaving.
Mr. Conn looks like a good Fellow, but someone had better tell him about Mr. Smith or he is likely to get stepped upon and injured by much weight.
2 National Honorary Society holds its first meeting.
3 Jerseyville 13—Alton 36. Bring on the next.
8 Gillespie 24—Alton 13. There is an exception to every rule.
9 Music Appreciation class goes to St. Louis to hear the Symphony.
10 Wm. Ashlock elected new cheer-leader.
14 East St. Louis 22—Alton 29. Once more!
17 St. Patrick’s Day. Ask Ruth Moore about it. We beat Edwardsville,
15-13. Nothing green about us.
20 Woodriver 24—Alton 18. Oh!
21 Jeanne Hale sprains her ankle in gym, causing great excitement in the
22 Assembly! Another great thing to the credit of Washington and Lincoln.
24 Belleville falls under our strength, 27-22.
25 Miss Paul resigns after standing it for 25 years.
3 A wonderful finish! Quincy 17—Alton 22. The last game of the season. 3 Green slips are noticed in the hands of the teachers. How inconsiderate to send them just before the tournament.
7 Assembly. Lowell school speaks in its national tongues. Mr. Miller also speaks.
9 Whee! County Tournament begins and we beat Edwardsville 28-12.
10 We win the county tournament by beating Madison, 28-15, and Collins-
ville, 28-22. “28” is the magic number.
11 Poems of Gene Gere and Leonard Stocker are published after winning
prizes at symphony concert.
12 National Honorary Society sponsors an assembly.
15 Dr. Patrick Francis Cook speaks to the dramatic club and everyone is
excited. Ernest G. also had a speech, but it was necessarily postponed. 21 Spring arrives in full force. There are only about fifty absences. Rumors have it that the high school is moving into the picture shows.
26 Ed. Meyer added to Tatler Staff.
30 Tennis season opens and we score a big victory over Wood River.
2 We return to school and are dazzled by the newly shined trophies. Upon question we find that Hugh Harris and Donald Powell did it, sponsored by the Cabinet. A brilliant piece of work boys.
11 Mr. Wm. Levis presents a set of history books to our library.
12 National Honorary Society assembly. The Glee Club sings—and how!
Ernest Silk goes to sleep on the stage.
16 The girls’ cooking classes entertain the school board. We ask you,
doesn’t the Board deserve better treatment than this?
18 Again we win. This time against Edwardsville. We think that Joe can
20 Big Carnival. Sponsored by the Dramatic Club. Clowns, balloons, barkers, band, horrors, wild animals, popcorn, candy, Jack Heskett, etc. It was wonderful there was the most noise in this building that ever has been.
23 Sixth hour typing class goes on weiner roast.
29 “Hersh” Jones is elected Basket Ball Captain.
30 Tennis. We beat Belleville in singles but lose the doubles.
1 Big memorial issue of Red and Gray out.
2 Assembly. Allan Riehl talks about his trip to the Illinois Glass Company.
Grand Opera presented.
3 Walter Johler becomes Mayor of Alton. Ralph B., Spencer B., Ernest G.,
Vernon M. are also made city officials.
7 Tennis game at East St. Louis. We win both doubles and singles. Joe’s
fourth victory in succession.
Music week starts. We are to have an assembly every day this week. Mrs. Myers sings today.
The bookkeeping and typewriting class won the contests Saturday easily. We are proud of them.
8 Shurtleff Glee Clubs sing in assembly. We got out of first hour class.
It was a wonderful program.
9 Great musical program. All school talent. Lasted for two hours. The
best program of years. Mr. Wood has to carry Miss Perrin out of the assembly afterwards.
10 Mrs. McDow sings in assembly. Well received.
Calendar goes to press. We know or guess from here.
11 All day excursion! Jack Heskett said that he felt much more at ease
after reading that the life boats held twelve people with cubic feet.
14 Tennis game. Woodriver plays here.
15 “Clarence,” the Girl Reserve play at Spalding Auditorium.
21 We play Collinsville in tennis at Alton. Last game of the season.
1 Red and Gray out.
7 Tatler out today.
8 Senior Play. At last we find out “What Happened to Jones.”
10 Baccaulareate services at Baptist Church.
12 Senior class to “The Highlands.”
14 Dinner dance.
15 Commencement. Dr. J. C. Maclvor of St. Louis speaks. Farewell!
— 192ft —SENIOR CLASS WILL
Whereas we, the graduating class of 1928, find certain divers articles on our hands—we will these to our heirs, the worthy Juniors, to help in making their’s a brighter future.
I, Mather Luly, bequeath my slim figure to Dorothy Mather.
I, Clarence Nicolet, will my skill in athletics to Opal Hamilton.
I, Ruth Moore, will my piano playing talent to Herschel Jones.
I, Walter Johler, leave my A’s to Hiram Smith.
I, Jane Wyckoff, bequeath my alluring smile to Thomas Corbett.
I, Margaret Spaulding, leave my tranquil spirit to Nancy Swain.
I, Bruce Shepard, leave my love of long walks to Vestle Kelly.
I, Allan Riehl, leave 1001jokes to Ernest Rose.
I, Bernice Ernst, will my literary genius to Mary Juttemeyer.
I, Frank Hedger, leave my success as a sheik to Ervin Fichtel.
1, Wilma Logan, leave my love of Pie Town to Doris McDow.
I, Joseph Sauvage, bequeath my tennis wizardry to John Harris.
I, Herschel McCalley, bequeath my dramatic genius to Wesley Percival.
I, Mildred McCombs, leave my Scotch nature to Pauline Hale.
I, Wanda Kasinger, bequeath my skill with a typewriter to Dorothy Luer.
I, Nestor Vernardos, will my love of hard study to George Hewitt.
I, Kenneth Harlow, leave my skill with a cornet to Harvey Sidner.
I, Edward Hayes, leave my love for jazz to Richard Cousley.
I, Lucille Kirk, will many dates to any promising Junior.
I, Georgia Hale, will my love for crutches to Erma Bond.
I, Norman Edsall, leave my skill as a gum-chewer to William Ashlock.
I, Victor Carter, leave a scholastic record for the whole Junior class to shoot at.
I, Pearl Haynes, will my unconcernedness to Verla Lampert.
I, Herberta Whittleman, will my love of red hair to Virginia Young.
I, Ralph Bryant, will my skill in the half-mile to Dennis Flynn.
I, Ida Brown, will my captivating glances to Cloyd Hamer.
I, Genevieve Dempsey, leave Norman Challacombe to some lucky Junior.
I, Louise Bartlett, will my knowledge in Economics to Vernon Brickey.
I, Robert Burns, leave the remaining I3c of my laboratory fee to Mr. Freeman.
I, Edward Meyer, bequeath my all-round popularity to Spencer Brown.
I, Lucien Collins, will my sex appeal to George St. Cin.
I, Lawrence Berry, leave it up to you as to whether or not I have anything to give you.
J“STUDY HALL GOSSIP’’
Martha G. How’d you like Assembly this morning?
Mary B. Oh it was dumb, hopeless. Don’t speak of it to me, I was never so disgusted. Nothing but singing, an’ Hank an’ Johnnie got up to strut their stuff—
Martha: Oh, yeh Hank’s all right tho. Say I tho’t she looked mighty
keen this morning. Wonder why she always wears that little gray sweater with the different colors mixed?
Mary: Oh I suppose she knows she’s cute in it. Well, did ya ever?
There’s Mary Kirk a smilin’ at Razz Bryant!
Martha: Aw that’s nothin’. He’s dated her several times, an’ they were at a house party together!
Mary: I hear Joe Sauvage is a bum basketball player because he smokes
so much. An’ I wouldn’t doubt but that’s the trouble ‘cause I always see a cigarette when I see him.
Martha: Why bring him up? Herschel Jones was at the dance last night, an’ he danced with some class too!
Mary: You should be in our Science 2 class, 1st hour. Sarah Mae Brown is always talking about the football heros, an’ basketball too! Herschel Jones and Vestal Kelly never rest when she’s around. I don’t believe they even notice a little kid like her d’ you?
Martha: Look quick, there’s a reflection of a mirror up on the ceiling.
Mary: Un huh an’ Weir Brown looks guilty, ’s a wonder he don’t get
caught by the teacher. Oh well, some people can get by with anything— that is maybe.
Martha: There now! That’s the signal an’ I’ve not started on my
Commercial Geography! Oh well, I haven’t had my lesson for a week an’ Mr. Smith’ll not know the difference. S’long.
“THE SENIOR PROM”
The Senior Prom, sponsored by the mid-year graduating class, was successfully promoted Wednesday evening, January 25, 1928, at the Elk’s Hall. Approximately sixty-five couples were present. The chaperones were Principal and Mrs. Turpin, Miss Wempen and Mr. Wood. Other faculty members were also present.
The dance hall was very prettily, though simply, decorated. Red and Gray streamers were extended across the room, and also placed around the lights. The feature of the decorations was the red and green spot-lights which shone from opposite angles, and as the other lights were turned off, cast soft, beautiful rays upon the dancers.
A committee of four, consisting of Edward Worden, Lawrence Hunt, Gordon Gerard and Orville Thies, all graduating seniors, made this dance a reality.
Page Ninety-Seven“OUR ED.”
Ed Meyer, in Miss Perrin’s seventh hour English 7 class was most dramatically reading these lines from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”: “But that I love
thee best, 0 most best, believe it. Adieu.” (Really, it sounded as though he had had experience.) But when he came to the mighty climax he burst forth with this word “Adeeoo” (Adieu). Instead of being greatly impressed by this pathetic passage, the class was sent rolling in peals of laughter.
“4-2 CLASS HAYRIDE”
“C’mon, let’s get going. This old 4-2 hayride will never come off if we don’t start.” General shouts from the multitude. “Anybody absent?” This from Miss Rumsey. Natural, of course. The party proceeds out the Godfrey Road. “What the—?” (Guess the rest.) Exclamations from a tomatoe showered group. Well-matured tomatoes too! Oh, well! it’s all in a life-time. Smith’s grounds, our destination, at last. “Let’s eat!” “How about some hot dogs?” Unusual remarks. “Get some wood, boys.” Mr. Wood’s contribution. Beep! Beep! Danger signals! “Get big clubs, men, don’t matter if some end up in a hospital.” Mr. Myers, of course. Defense, splendid. A chilly return. “Now young men, the girls aren’t cold.” Observing: “Yeh,
but they act like it.”
“SCENES FROM THE STUDY HALL”
Many people think the study hall is a place in which to get their daily walking exercise. There goes Mather Luly slowly making his way toward the door. Bill Kaeser is having quite a time locating somebody. He went to the pencil sharpener and back and still he lingers around before sitting down. My but Madeline has been at the library a long time, I wonder what book she is getting? I bet it isn’t a reference book. Gordon is having a terrible time getting settled, he has been to the pencil sharpener four times and to the library twice, and now he is smiling very sweetly at some girl. Here comes the girl with the list from the office, now I wonder what Percival has done this time. There goes Mrs. McPhail again, “Quiet girls!” I wish those girls would be quiet it interrupts me. My, but that boy is studying hard, or at least it looks like it by the frown. I wonder who that note is for that is going across the room. Oh yes—I see—Dorothy Show got it. I bet it isn’t about lessons either. Bill is still having a time, now he is trying to talk to Verla and he is about to fall out of his seat. “Bang!” there goes a book he has knocked off the desk. Well, there goes the signal and the first hour is ended.
Page Ninety-Ei ghtOUR HERO!
The Tatler Staff had been working fast and furiously. At last the shades of night began to creep o’er the lowering sky. The electric switch was pushed. Still they worked on, smearing the faces of their friends with a very sticky substance, called glue. “Ah” the Editor sighed at last, the task was completed. And, as women start all good movements, the young ladies of the Staff stepped toward the door. The door closed behind them. A hurried consultation ensued, after which the young ladies returned. It was very dark in the halls— far too dark for self-respecting young ladies to sally forth unattended. So the gallant Editor accompamied them. They stepped out into the great abyss of darkness. The click of dainty heels and occasionally a heavier footfall echoed and re-echoed throughout the empty corridors. The hero of the night strode on. His blue-grey eyes pierced even that dense darkness and found there the pearly buttons that would flood the halls with light. Then again the party went on. The hero again strode forth, this time to the very depths of that temple of learning. He stretched forth his mighty arm and even those depths were filled with light. The young ladies secured the wraps which they had thrown on as they entered the sanctuary of the learned in the early morning hours. The party issued forth again, only to be swallowed up by the ever-preying darkness.
A shrill whistle cut the crisp evening air. Darkness, heavy and suffocating, descended upon us. Flashes of brilliant light completely dazzled us with their brilliance. Brilliant halos of orange surrounded the leering faces of our tormentors as they closed in upon us. With all our strength we hurled ourselves upon our foes, only to be cast back, bleeding and spent, into the gloom. Completely dazzled by the vivid streaks of white light, we stumbled here and there, our crimson garments clinging dejectedly to our torn bodies. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion, and for several moments the flashes ceased and the orange dressed opponents disappeared.
Another shrill piercing shriek, and once now the gloom closed in upon us. Completely bewildered by the swirling orange spheres and blinding flashes we staggered around in circles, completely helpless. Shrill shrieks rent the air, along with deep muttering roars and wild yells, The thud of bodies was heard in our midst, but in the impenetratable gloom we were unable to see our opponents. The darkness, terrible and menacing, continued, and flashes of light and orange spheres could be seen. Powerless to resist we groped blindly through the darkness, while our foes harassed us at every move. Suddenly a crashing explosion was heard near at hand, the orange halo’s receded and the flashes disappeared. The gloom lifted, and Edwardsville had won!
Note: Edwardsville was dressed in black pants, black jerseys, with
white stripes in front, and orange head gears.
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Razz: “I’d make a dash after Mary.”
Our teachers tried to get their subject matter over. They succeed. It goes over.
Herman: “Do you use Williams’ shaving soap?”
Lucien: “Naw! The cheap skate keeps his locked up.
Sixty Four Years Continuous Service
The modest success which has been ours is attributed by us solely to the way we cling to these four sterling points of modern merchandising—Service, Style, Quality and Value; plus-the confidence in our judgment which men and women of this community have not hesitated to display.
Such confidence, we can assure you, is held by us in highest esteem.
ON Piasa St. at ThirdPhone 1348
At Brice Ryan
Richard L. Hudson Jeweler
WATCHES “Take It To Huddy” DIAMONDS
108 West Third St. Alton, Illinois
H. K. Johnston Hardware Company
State St. and Broadway
MEMBER florist telegraph DELIVERY-4
Altmt iflnral (Eampattg
Phone: Office - 180 - 426-W Leo Willis
2210 College Ave. Phone 210 Fourth and Belle
“The Home of Home-made Products”
FORD--The Universal Car Alton Automobile Company
Fourth and Piasa Streets
A. B. C. Bakery Products
Quality and Service
Alton Baking Catering Co.
FIRST TRUST SAVINGS BANK
Third and Piasa Streets
Capital $100,000 Surplus and Profits $50,000
D. A. WYCKOFF, President H. E. BUSSE, Cashier
J. E. KELSEY, Vice President N. G. WYCKOFF, Asst. Cashier
W. H. CARTWRIGHT J. E. KELSEY EBEN RODGERS
D. M. KITTINGER GEO. A. SAUVAGE D. A. WYCKOFF
3% Interest on Savings Accounts
3% Interest on Time Certificates Safe Deposit Vaults
When you need Rugs, Draperies, Shades, Linoleums, Window Hardware
W. C. Clark and Company
Exclusive Rug and Drapery Store 319 Belle Street Phone 83 Alton, Illinois
Visit The Coney Island Lunch
For Famous Hot Weiners and Barbecue Sandwiches, Hot Tamales
22 East Broadway Alton, Illinois
The Home of the Sweets Soda, Fancy Sundaes, High Grade Candies, and Light Lunches 1652 Washington Avenue Alton, Illinois
Some Ideal Uses For Text Books
1. Carry it to disguise yourself as a high school student.
2. Throw it at your schoolmate when you can’t reach the ink bottle.
3. Make fine decorations in bookcases.
4. As a source of income for a week-end date.
5. Take them home for the children to sit on while practicing on the
Chas. B.: “I had an awful experience; went in swimming and a goat ate
all my clothes.”
Kenneth: “What did you come home in?”
Chas.: “In the dark.”
Alton Hardware Company, Inc.
Dealers In Hardware, Paints, Oils and Window Glass; Builders, Plumbers and Electrical Supplies
204 W. Third Street Phone 1 Alton, Illinois
Barnard and Williamson
W. D. W. Barnard “Student Drug Store” F. D. Williamson
2500 College Avenue Phone 643 Alton, IllinoisYOUNG’S
Always displaying the newest novelties and the most complete showing of Dry Goods, Notions, Ready-to-Wear, Millinery, Men’s Furnishings, Home Furnishings, Rugs and Draperies.
104-108 West Third Street
Ernst Electric Shop
Electrical Appliance’s, Radio, Contracting Phone 1170 26 East Broadway
The field trip party stood viewing the tremendous amount of water tumbling over a dam.
An enthusiastic sheik, to his latest: “Doesn’t the water go over that dam smoothly?”
She: “Very smoothly, I should say.”
Rich Men and Poor Men
Did you ever stop to think that the chief difference between the rich man and the poor man is the WAY EACH SPENDS HIS MONEY? The rich man saves and invests in safe and profitable enterprises. The poor man spends his money unwisely, often falling prey to the unscrupulous promoter.
No one person has monopoly on riches. Anyone able and willing to work, provided he will save and invest judiciously, can win a comfortable fortune in America.
Our officers will be glad to show you how quickly money piles up under a saving plan.
Alton Banking and Trust Company
Broadway at Third Street
Beall Tool Company
FAULSTICH’S SANITARY FOUNTAIN SERVICE
Baseball scores daily over Western Union Ticker. The Home of Good Malted Milk Drinks and Tasty Butter Toasted Sandwiches. Cigars, Tobacco, Billiards, Candies, Razors, and Sundries.
Store Phone 2106 U9-121 Market St.
Bill: “You should pull the curtains down when you kiss your girl. I saw
you last night.”
Abie: “The choke’s on you; I vasn’t there last night.”
Essay on Man
(By a School Boy)
Man is composed of three parts, his cranium, his borax, and his abominable cavity.
In his cranium are his brains, if he has any.
In his borax are his liver and his lights.
In his abominable cavity are his vowels, five in number, a, e, i, o, and u.
“I heard the absent-minded Prof. Jones driving his car into the garage at daybreak this morning. Where do you suppose he had been all night?
“Well, Mrs. Jones told my wife that he saw a red lantern beside that excavation down the street and had set there waiting for it to change to green.”
A question of etiquette: In case of an auto wreck, who should speak first?
And should the man precede the lady through the windshield?—
76 Years of Continuous Growth
A gift from Goulding’s is immediately singled out of the mass as a gift of Quality. The recipient knows it is new, distinctive, and of unquestionable fineness.
The Gift Store Established 1852
W. M. Sauvage Enterprises
Grand Opera House Hippodrome
W. M. Sauvage Adv. Company
Steamers: St. Paul, J. S., Capitol, and Washington
General Office-224 Front Street
Luer Bros. Packing and Ice Co.
'Sweet Home Brand”
Hams, Bacon, and Lard
U. S. Goverment Inspection Est. 331
701-719 East Broadway
Alton, IllinoisLARSH-BROKAW MOTOR COMPANY
420 Belle Street
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK
City Hall Square, Alton Illinois Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits $750,000.00 Resources Over $5,000,000.00 Member Federal Reserve System
Martha: “Nelson, you looked awfully foolish when you proposed to me.
Nelson: “I was.”
Wilma: “Do you love me like you do Aletha?”
Bud: “No, I use a different system on her.”
For Sale By All Alton Lumber Dealers
Alton Box Board and Paper Company
SAUVAGE CIGAR STORE
Sporting Goods Billiard Parlor, Ten Tables Phone 219
Athletic Supporters, Track Suits, Base Ball Bats, Cloves, Shoes, Cork Balls and Bats, Playground Balls, Complete Line of Tennis Rackets, Balls, Presses, and Tennis Shoes
Base Ball Scores By Western Union Ticker
“An Hotel of Distinction”
Alice Gates, (Before S. S. Class.) “Now all you little boys who want to go to heaven, stand up.” All stood up but Tommy.
Alice: “Tommy, don’t you want to go to heaven?”
Tommy: “Is that gang goin’?”
Alice: “Yes, if they are good little boys.”
Tommy: “I thought there was some catch to it.”
MIDLAND SUPPLY COAL COMPANY
Who Furnished Sand, Stone, Crushed Stone, Portland Cement, and Carney Brick Cement
In Your New Building
101 Spring Street Alton, IllinoisGINTER-WARDEIN COMPANY
Lumber - Mill Work - Roofings
Phones: 59 - 1659
Front and Langdon
A government clerk received an unexpected raise in salary. At the close of his day’s work he rushed to the telegraph office and sent this question to the girl of his choice: “Will you marry me?”
He prepaid the return fees, which permitted ten words. His suspense was brief. Back came every one of them: “Yes, gladly, willingly, joyfully, delightedly, gratefully, lovingly, yes, yes, yes.”-Outlook.
They don’t charge for the water in the coffee at the cafeteria—they just throw it in.
Wood: “Take Jane Adams, for instance—”
Lucius: “You take her—I gotta date.”
WALNUT GROVE DAIRY
Peerless Ice Cream Milk in Cream Top Bottles
ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH
Alton’s Only Daily Newspaper Reaches 11,000 Homes
Full Associated Press Service Full N. E. A. Feature Service
A Home Newspaper Newsy and Clean First in SportsHartman’s Sporting Goods
Tools and Cutlery
Headquarters for Sporting Goods
200 East Broadway
Temple Theatre Bldg.
Krug Floral Company
“We Telegraph Flowers”
31 East Broadway Greenhouses: State St., Godfrey Road
To many a Highschool girl the little red lipstick means more than the little red schoolhouse.”
Mr. Turpin: “Is that cup over there sanitary?”
Mr. Enochs: “It must be—everyone has been using it.”
909 East Broadway
PHONES: 172, 173Jungk Bros. Dry Goods Company
Alton’s Up-To-Date Store For Dry Goods and Ready-To-Wear Apparel
Chas. T. Flacheneker
518 Ridge St.
Red Cross Pharmacy “Try Us For Fountain Service” Phone 1945
Levi: “You say you flunked in Civics three times? I can’t understand
Nestor: “Neither could I; that is why I flunked it.”
Mrs. Jones: “I was ashamed of you Wilma, to see you dust the chair
you sat on at Mrs. McPhail’s. I saw her little boy watching you.”
Wilma: “I saw him, too. I am too old a fish to be caught by a bent pin.”
It takes a lot of intestines to restring an old tennis racquet.
See What You Buy - - Buy In GlassGeo. M. Ryrie Company
Piasa and Alton Brands
The Younger Set Approve Our Footwear Selections
Alton Headquarters For Quality Footwear
He kissed her on the cheek—
It seemed a harmless frolic;
Now he has been laid up a week— They say it’s painters’ colic.
“Photographs Tell The Story”
The Kopp Studio of Photography
Where Seventh Crosses Henry Street Alton, Illinois
“Photographs Live Forever”
Be Photographed This Year on Your BirthdayCorrect University Clothes
High School graduates planning to attend the Universities will find us prepared to equip them with the correct styles in clothing for College wear.
If she wants to be a sister to you, then, brother, look out!
Visitor: “Lucien, do you get good marks at school?
Lucien: “Yes’m, but I can’t show ’em.”
Some girls in this high school think a football fan is a cooling device for over-heated players.
William: “Forgive me, Paige, I know I shouldn’t have kissed you.”
Paige: “That’s not what made me sore. You wiped your lips on my collar after you did it. ”
A sock on your foot is worth three in the eye, which reminds us that loud socks keep one’s feet from going to sleep.
Melling Gaskins Printing Co.
Louis J. Hartmann
117 West Third St.
“When Quality Counts We Get The Work”
112 West Broadway
Alton, IllinoisSTRUIF FEED COMPANY
Flour, Feed, Seeds, Etc.
118 to 124 West Broadway
Save your labels from Majesty, Candy Kid, Pink Lady, and Every Day Food Products and exchange them for valuable premiums or Eagle Trading Stamps.
Landau Grocery Company
First Student: “Just think! Five thousand foxes were used in making coats last winter.”
Second Ditto: “Yes? Isn’t it wonderful how those dumb animals can be trained to do useful things?”
The Reiss Studios
“Where The Light Is Always Good”
Speed B. Kerr
The Careful Prescription Druggist 1664 Washington Ave. Alton, Illinois
ALTON NATIONAL BANK
ALTON, ILLINOISPhil Taylor, Hudson and Essex Cars
401 East Broadway Alton, Illinois
United Operating Company
Showing the Highest Class Productions, Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn, and United Artists Pictures. Providing Clean and Wholesome Entertainment to the Community. If it’s at the Princess, it’s the best show in Town.
Say It With Flowers 2506—Phones—599J
Dietschy-Henderson Floral Company
723 East Fifth St. J. V. Kinzel, Prop. Alton, Illinois
Freshmen say: “Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.”
Seniors say: “Do not calculate your juvenile poultry until the necessary
process of incubation has fully materialized.”
If You Need Building Construction Service
Our Ability Will Interest You
Modern Systems Construction and Supply Company
507 Commercial Bldg. Alton, Illinois
Upper Alton Laundry and Dry Cleaners
J. E. McConnel, Prop.
The All Press System, Also Rough-Dry, Soft Finish, and
2517 College Ave. Alton, Illinois
Alton Mineral Springs Hotel
Banquets Dances Parties
Nitsche’s Drug Store
Your Rexall Drug Store
WEEP OVER THIS
Freshmen Eleven o’clock—milk fed.
Infantile paralysis—nufT said.
Sophomore Big Strutters—never led.
Office call—nuff said.
Never study—widely read.
Whiz Bang—nuff said.
Quite judicious—great head.
Cranial fever—nuff said.
Faculty Deep wisdom—Holy Ned!
Cerebral hemorrhage—plenty said.
Bill: “She was at the dance last night, all dolled up—looked like a million, yet very few people talked to her and she sat out all her dances.” Harry: “How come? Halitosis?”
Bill: “No; bunions.”
She: “What is that player doing back there?”
He: “He went back to receive a kick.”
She: “My—my—isn’t he the dumbest thing?”
Tri State Coal Company
High Grade Domestic Coals
We Give and Redeem Eagle Discount Stamps
1005 East Broadwayw Kfj
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AUTOGRAPHS“THE RACE IS RUN”
The 1928 Tatler ends as must end all the works of human hands—not perfect, but yet the best which limited funds could provide.
To those dissatisfied we offer our regrets; to those pleased our appreciation; to next year’s staff our best wishes for a better Tatler.
Our work is finished and the end of the “Tatler Day” has come.
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