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Page 55 text:
Mrs. Lucy Cook
Arthur McDonald, Everton Watson, Engineers
Monie Hohnebehn, Rexford Smart: O. B. Iones, Head Custodian:
Emil Budde: Bert Tackwell, Custodians.
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The neat and attractive ap-
pearance of Alton High is due
in no small part to the efficient
custodial staff under the direc-
tion of Mr. O. B. Iones. The
sweeping and scrubbing of
flcors, dusting, wash room
maintenance, floor polishing,
cafeteria, gymnasium, and shop
care are only a part of the
harried duties of the staff. The
members of the staff are busy
all day, until noon on Satur-
days, and during the three sum-
mer months. As a result of
their efforts the school is usu-
ally spic and span and ready
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Page 54 text:
Perhaps no office force has more varied
duties than one which has charge of a
high school office. Here a continuous
parade Of students, teachers, and visitors
are before the counter to receive attention
of some kind while the workers themselves,
at the same time, are attempting to carry
out duties to which they have been as-
signed. Under the leadership of Mrs.
Taylor, in spite of frequent changes in
office personnel, the high school office is
operated efficiently and pleasantly.
MRS. DORIS TAYLOR, Registrar, Qseatedl is ex-
plaining some points of procedure to the office
assistants MRS. DOLORES R005 and MRS.
Seated: BEULAH STRADER, JOSEPH-
INE BROOKS, ELIZABETH PENROSE, AMY
IEWELL, ANNA KUHN, OTILDA PuR-
Standing: ANN MOUNDS, BERTHA
CARTWRIGHT, DOROTHY COX, HILDA
RICHARDS, CLARA LEWIS, EDNA Huon-
SON, ANNA EWING, LIDA WHITTLE-
Without any doubt the busiest place at Alton High between' the
serving hours Of eleven to two o'clOck is the high school cafeteria.
Serving students from both the junior and senior high schools makes
this department big business. Therefore, for the efficient operation of
the cafeteria a large staff of competent women employees is necessary.
Page 56 text:
IANUARY CLASS OFFIICERS
CARL IONES, President: AUDREY PARIS, Vice-President:
TOIVI STROMSKE, Secretaryffreasurer
Once, upon an evening dreary:
I was wrestling, wrestling, and weary
With some geometric problems
I had never seen before:
Problems that all toil resisted,
Though I gropingly insisted,
And all mental powers enlisted,
As I never had of yore:
But the problems, all unravelled,
Lay there calmly, as before - -
Only this, and nothing more!
Quite distinctly I remember:
It was in the bleak December,
And I was a humble member
Of the Senior Class of yore:
Eagerly I wished the morrow
When I hoped that I might borrow
Demonstrations from a classmate
When in swampy paths before:
"Yes", l whispered, "just once morel'
As I sat, some rule repeating,
All my brain in madness beating,
While my heart and throat were meet-
And my wan eyes scanned the floor,
While I wearily sat napping,
Suddenly I heard a tapping,
And I knew someone was rapping,
Rapping gently at the door:
"OhI" I cried, "if some assistance
Brings this stranger to my door,
He is welcome, evermorel"
ln he came, on invitation:
HHere," I thought, His my salvation:
He will have the demonstration,
As he always has, in store!" -
For 'twas he whose kind assistance
Helped me often in the distance,
Though I half feared more resistance
To my plea than heretofore:
And I shrank from it on seeing
What a troubled brow he bore,
And the wearied eyes he wore!
But at last my soul grew stronger:
Hesitating then no longer,
"Friend," said I to him, 'Amost truly
Your forgiveness I implore,
But it is my one salvation
That I make this application,
So have you the demonstration?" -
Here he bent his head and swore,
"No, I came to get assistance
On those problems, too," he swore
"Only this and nothing more!"
Long I sat there, madly yearning,
All my soul within me burning,
Longing, thinking things no student
Ever dared to think before:
"O begone all demonstration!
How I wish my education,
And the hour of graduation
Were a memory of the yore!
How I long to look back, thinking
They will bother me no more 1
Free from care forevermorelu
E. P., '52
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