Altoona High School - Horseshoe Yearbook (Altoona, PA)
- Class of 1925
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Text from Pages 1 - 162 of the 1925 volume:
"The Horseshoe" ,
Altoona High School
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CHARLES M. GRIMMINGER
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WHOSE kindly phil-
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body of the Altoona
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CHARLES M. GRIMMINGER
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ITI-I the passing of each year a new Annual
it comes to take its place as a small but
important part of the school we love. It is our
sincere desire that this Annual, the particular con-
tribution of the Class of 1925, may fill its own
particular niche as a chronicler of the life and
activities of the school.
There are- those who look with disdain upon
innovations of any kind. The Annual this year
represents radical changes both in name and con-
tent. Our departures from the well trodden path
have been made with the hope of producing a
more attractive book. How well we may have
succeeded it is not ours to judge. For our short-
comings we can only beg your humble pardon.
Keeping these thoughts in mind be ye pleased
to survey the 1925 Horseshoe.
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The Dean's Own Page
Members of the Graduating
Class of 1925.
My Good Friends:
CICERO said, "Long life is
denied usg therefore let us
do something to show that
we have lived."
Yours very sincerely,
G. D. RUBB,
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EQ TABLE OF CONTENTS
! BOOK IV.
Literary - 99
' BOOK V.
1Wusic - 119
W5 Athletics - 127
Y BOOK vu.
Alumni - 149
Jokes - - 153
Faculty of Altoona High School
GEORGE D. ROBB, Principal
E. C. HARE, Attendance Director
English Department History Department Mathematics Department
Mabel E. Mulock, Hear?
Marion R. Bancroft -.
Jennie R. Brenneckc
Annie C. Campbell
Mildred E. Orr
M. Florence Rollins
Mary V. Turner
Marjorie C. Woodward
Minnie F. Stockton, Hcml
E. Marie Lentz, Henri
Jessie Davis 1 L
Sylvester P. Koelle
Marie N. Lauver
Francis A. McFarland
Mary E. Phillips
Angella A. Unverzagt
G. B. Williams, Hemi
.Ella G. Burley
Joseph N. Maddocks
Carolyn A. Miller
Mary G. Ross
Bertha A. Swartz
Elizabeth E. Taylor
Nell J Thbn'1as
Household Arts Department
Zitella Wertz, Head
Florence E. Gray
Grace Swan '
Anna M. Young
Modern Language Department
Charles M. Grimminger, Head
Mary E. Dunbar
Helen L. Johnston
M. Marie Ritts
Physical Education Department
Richard C. Madison, Boys
Elizabeth K. Eyre, Girls
Harold Compton, Daircctor
R. E. McCauley, Hcacl
Ethel J. Angus
Louis P. Helmbright
Harry A. Jones
H. W. English, Head
H. C. Craig
Zella K. Mortimer
Art Department '
Charles C. Sadler, Dizwvfor
VV. A. Fickos
S. VV. Hoover
R. G. Huber
Charles G. Plummer
C. S. Romig
Faculty of Lincoln High School
CLIFFORD R. HALL, Principal
English ' History Algebra, Science
Ruth Collins Anders M. Myhrman Marion E. Taggant
Richard C. Madison Mathematics Art
T.'D. E. Dillman Florence L. Harrison
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'Senior Class Committees
JOHN HESS, Clla,i1'1rm1'1,
JAMES ORE, Clmmmnw,
CIIEISTINE KTIIBSIUS, Cfldlf7"77ltl7l' LAWRENCE STITT, C1,,,f,.,,mn
JUHN HESS ,LXLGER GEARY
HELEN GIBBONS NIAHTHA D. PEAIICE
JAMES GROVE ELIZABETH SCIIIMIVIINGEK
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l'IIOMAs GOODI-LIILOW MIKIAM W ILLOUGHBY
Mn. LIUCAULEY HARRY Commy
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CLASS OFFICERS, 1925
JOHN MESS Cu1:Is1'1xE liI.ESIl.'S HELEN GIBBONS .Tunis Gmvr:
President Vice President Secretary Trcasurez'
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CLARA AIKEN C'C1ara"J SAMUEL BARTLEBAUGH
MID-YEAR CLASS, '24Vg
Commercial W l , f"S2fm"D
A quiet girl in school, but quite active
in her own set.
ETHEL BAHN CHI-Iaiiie"J
What would we do without Haiiie? Grac-
iousness and unselflshness combined with
consideration for others spells Haffie.
HELEN BAKER Q"Petite"J
Vice President Social Service Group '25,
Helen is a pretty, popular, beloved
LILLIAN BARCLAY C'Winnie"J
Girls, Glee Club '24,
A jolly good pal and much sought at a
The village strong man. He often plays
football between meals.
HAROLD BINGMAN C'Bing"J
Boysf Glee Club ,253 Mountain Echo
Bing is an industrial student and an
industrious one at least.
BETTY BLOCK 4"Betty"J
Betty is a sweet combination of brains,
good looks and sociability.
FLORENCE BOLLINGER Q'Tlo"J
A striking olive brunetteg a member of
the commercial class. Flo Likes her
studies but shines especially in social
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LINDA BRYAN C'Linnie"J "'4 RUTH DENTON C'Rruth"J
P President Social Service Group '25.
Linnie is the eflicient President of the
Social Service group.
ALEAN BURKHART C'Alean"J
A girl who has true friends among the
teachers for her studiousness and among
the students for her pleasantness.
DOROTHY CRIST 1"Dot"J
How could she help being bright and a
favorite when her head is the very
essence of brightness.
NATRONNA DELOZIER C'Nat", "Ned"J
A quliet miss Who doesn't need to make
noise to attract friends.
A girl who can hold her own in any
argument and has marked ability as an
DONALD ELDRED C'DOnnfe"J
Donnie always manages to have a lot of
fun. but how could such a l1appy-go-
lucky fellow help it?
DAVID EVIN Q"Dave"J
Dave is The Perfect Student. His most
successful periods are lunch, study, and
AROLD CAUM f"Pete"J
1,l'OSlliCl1t Radio Club 25.
Pete is President of our High School
Radio Club and quite a shark at ping-
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BETTY FAIR 4"BetW"J rnzen GEHRET Q--ri-nm
Student Council '24, '25, Girls Glee
Club '23, '2-lg Chorus '23, '24g Drarnatics
'23, Annual Staff '25g Social Committee
A demure miss with winning ways. If
you Want a jolly time call on Betty. Nuf
CHARLES PARIS C'Cha1'1ie"J
General 'I 5
Student Council '24g Mountain Echo
Stal? '24g Junior Debate '2-15 Editor
Annual '25g Executive Committee '25g
Reserve Basketball '24, '25, Toastmaster
Mid-year Banquet '25.
The credit for the publication of this
book goes to Charlie and his executive
ability as Editor-in-Chief.
EDITH GAOK C'Ed.1.th"J
A fun-loving little girl with a. big heart.
ALGER GEARY f"A1ger"l
Program Committee '255 Annual Staff
To describe his general excellency
would necessitate an enlargement of the
Annual, so We'l1 only say "Here's a
As a football player, Fritz makes a good
LOUIS GETZ C'Louie"J
Radio Club '23, Mountain Echo Staff
A determined young man who will
surely make good in the world.
THOMAS GOODFELLOW C'Tom"J
Varsity Basketball '24, '25, Ring Com-
mittee '25g Executive Committee '25g
Mountain Echo Staff '255 Student Coun-
cil '25. ,
A basketball star and literary genius.
He's busy now, improving on Shakes-
peare. And a poet!
MABEL GLASS C"Mabel"J
Orchestra '22, '23, '24, '25, Mountain
lfleho Stai '25,
A pretty jolly blonde with lots of per-
sonality. And oh-her reeitations in
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RUTH G-REENLEAI' 1"Ruth"D
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Speaking of shining lights have you
seen Ruth? And she's a good spurt, too.
CATHERINE HARTSWICK C'Kay"l
Mid-year lianiqiivt ,25.
A sweet little brunette.
And hard to forget.
LOUISE HETRICK Q"B00ts"J
f,I'l'lll'Stl'H '22, '23, 72-I-, '252 Social Fum-
mittoo '25, Anim:-11 Staff '25.
Louise is quite a popular member of the
school orchestra. Maybe it's because of
her Ways or of her violin music-
they're both good.
W. JOHN HILL Q"-T0hnnie"J
Mountain Echo Staff '25, Mid-year
Although he has a propensity toward
extravagant embellishment of the English
language, his personality-plus overcomes
Mnuntziiu Emilio Staff '25: Girls' Bzirakvt-
lm-ill '94 '05
Parthenia is a good Petunia. a good stu-
dent, a good athlete. and in fact, good
in almost everything she attempts.
ISABEL KEARNEY f"Izzy"J
Girls' film- Club '2-lg Ulmrus '22, '23, '24.
Irish and proud of it! And we like it.
WALTER KEARNEY C'Wa.1t"J
An embryo dentist with a special int-
erest in his feminine patients.
JOSEPH KNEPPER C"J0e"J
Band '23, Orchestra '23,
Joe plays a MEAN trombone and is
popular with the ladies.
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FLOYE LUSE C'D1dy,'j A JEAN MILLEISEN C'Jean"J
Here is one who can discourse at length
on anything you Want to hear, from
"How to Make Love" in four issues to
"The Way to Drive an Auto" and "The
Latest Dance Steps".
CHARLES MCCORMICK C"Mick"J
Another Romeo with a Weakness for
Sophomores. Watch thy step, Ohartless
LESTER MCCRACKEN C4Les", "Mac"j
Mid-year Banquet '25g Chorus '23,
This curly-headed personage says he is
going to manage a shoe store in the near
future. May he do as well with it as
he does With his trombone -if not
MARIAN MELOY 5 'AX C'Satan"p
A young lady accomplished as a pianist
and dancer, and extremely fashionable
Girls' Glee Club '25g Chorus '25.
She doesn't raise any dust but she gets
there just the same. You'l1 find Jean
good-hearted and willing to help.
MARLYN MILLER C'Mar1yn,'J
Ladies and gentlemen, I next Wish to
introduce our prominent friend and col-
league, Mr. Marlyn Miller-orator, stu-
MARTHA MINICK Q'AMartie"J
Mountain Echo Staff '25.
Marty is one of those dainty little
blondes that always gets half-a-dozen
bids to a dance.
JAMES MUSSER C"Jim"J
Mid-year Banquet '25.
The Woman-hater. We expect to hear
great things of Jim as an electrical en-
gineer. CHe hasn't yet guessed there's a
spark even in electricityh
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SUSAN PETERS C'Suds"3 MARION RIGG C'Mazie"J
She's pretty, likeable, and charming, and
anything she likes to do, she does well.
She likes to dance.
MARJORIE RAUGH C'Ma,rgie,'J
Annual Staff '25, Social Connnittcc 225.
The eighth wonder of the world! How
can one be so pretty, so popular, such a
good dancer, and still come to school with
ROY RENNER Q"Cur1ey"j
Curley has captivated many of our fair
ladies with his Winning Ways and his
GEORGE RIGG Q"IE'at"j
lllid-yozu' Banquet 325.
Behold his cherubic countenance! His
popularity with the fair sex speaks for
A petite golden-curled girl. a very de-
lightful personality, with a penchant for
AMELIA ROBB C'Bil1ie"3
Annual Staff U55 Mi4l-your Banquet 25.
A jolly good pal and a good sport con-
tinually to be found in a whirl of good
JOHN SHAW CfJohnnie"l
Orvlnostra 22, 7223, '2-Lg lllountain Echo
Staff '25g lst Prize Uity ll1llISllIQ' Cun-
A friendly good natured boy. .He seems
to be quiet but his friends know he is
PEARLE SHOOP f"Pear1e"j
SOC1'Ot21l'.V in English DGIJ2Ll'tlllCllt '25.
Pearle is our happy-go-lucky girl, al-
ways ready for a good time. This, plus an
original giggle, has made for her many
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FRED SMELTZER CTred'lj
Rallio Clulr '24, l25.
A disciple of Steinmetz. We're glad the
Mid-year Class has turned out one scien-
tist at least.
MELVIN SMITH Q"Smitty"D
Chorus 722, 72335 Boys' Give Ululm '2Ii.
One of the coming florists of Altoona.
He has gained quite a reputation already.
MILDRED STULL Q"Millie"9
Girls' League Honor Roll 723, '2-l.
She has many nice qualities, but best of
all is her ability to keep her friends.
EDNA THOMPSON qflnanam
A rather quiet miss who has a pleasant
smile and Well prepared lessons.
ELAINE TOBIAS C'E1aine"j
One of those girls who make education
romantic. She's a favorite with the
MARY TYLER C'Mary'lD
Chorus '23, '24, '25g Girls' Glue Ululu
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A girl with brains and yet delightful.
FRANK WALKER Q'Trank':'y
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A popular young man with mathemat-
ical and social ability. I
MARGARET WAMBAUGH clreggyrp
Treasurer Social Service Group '25.
Peggy is supposedly quiet, but really is
surprisingly gay after one gets ac-
quainted With her.
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fl,r'f1 In I Q11 lj ANNA WARFEL C'Anna"J
'c-lnvstm '22, '23 '2-lg Band '23 '24:
A clever blonde, quiet but popular with
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Bob is a good sport, quite a business
man, and has the reputation of being
fond of the ladies.
HELEN WEIL q"Heck"J
Annuzll Stuff '25g 'llranmtivs '2Z1: Girls' MARY WILLIAMS culvlaryny
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. . . Mary has that kindly, good natured and
PM twmkhng eyes' helpful smile that has Won her many
Then a ,rosy blush, friends.
Then a sudden laugh-
DOROTHY ZEIGLER f"Dot"y
01'c,l10st1'a '22, '23, '2-1.
Dot With her fingers sure is handy,
And with that fiddle she's a. dandy,
Fritz Kreisler thinks he reigns sue
But now there is a rival seen.
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HILDA ABELSON C'Higgy"J
Cl ASS 20
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BETTY AMES 4'-Benuyvp
Co m mereial
Higgy would rather be sleepy than
peppyg but she is an adorable dear.
ALBERT ,ADLHR C'Dl1tch"j
Rudy Valentino never had anything on
this fair sheik of ours. Dutch simply
cou1dn't exist without the weaker sex,
and vice versa.
WALTER AKERS ' C'Tubby"J
Tubby likes to play baseball, they sayg
and rumor is rife that some members of
the Girls' League think Well of him and
think it often.
ANNA ALLOWAY C'A1111a"j
Girls' Baskctllall ,2-1, '25.
A smile for all, a greeting glad,
An amiable jolly way she had.
Lady Duff Gordon has nothing at all
On our Miss Betty Amesg
She anticipates the latest style,
This loveliest of our dames.
ROBERT ANTHONY Q"Tony", '4Bob"J
Annual '25g Dranmtics '25,
Bob is one of Miss Stockton's star lia-
bilities, and "he has a Way wid 'i1n".
LORENA ARMSTRONG f"L0rena"J
Chorus '22g Girls' Glee Club '21
Lorena always has a good time,
N 0 matter Where she ,isg
She seems very happy but will never
Just what's the cause of this.
PAUL AYERS q"Paul"J
Those who don't know him, might think
that Paul has little to say or do, but
there are those who really know.
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ESTHER AUKER QHESHQ FLORENCE BARNARD
Commercial G6,,C,.al i"Bamey,,'
"Never do today what you can put oil'
until tomorrow," is this young 1ady's
GRACE BAKER C'Grace"J
Girls' Loaffuo Honor Roll '24,
She's quiet and gentle, good-natured
So superior a student is a very rare
HAROLD BAKER UO Haro1d"J
Annual Staff '25, 'First Prizm' Junior
Dm-hate '24. L
Haroldjs good natured, happy and
His friends will all tell you that he
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HELEN BALSLEY 4-fHen"p
l Chorus '22 '23 '24 '25' Girls' Gloe Club
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'22, '23, '24, '25, t'1lik:11lo" '22, "Bliss
Cherry Blossom" '23.
A Wonderful voice, a wonderful smile,
A dandy girl, and quite worth while.
Barney took special interest in the
football games this year. We all know
MELVIN BARTO C'Me1vin"j
He's energetic so we say-
"He's sure to meet success some day."
FRANK BASLER C'Frank"J
Orcliostra '23, '24, '25, Band '23, '24g
Mountain Echo Staff '24, '25, Annual
Staff '25, Radio Clulm '24, '25.
Even Frank fell victim to the radio
fever. But that is not as bad as Cross
PAULINE BATHURST C'Pauline"J
Chorus '23, '24, '25, Girls' Gloo Cluli '23,
'24, '25, Orchestra '24,
Anxious to be learned and friendly,
Kind, and willing to Work,
Never a one of her studies
Was she ever known to shirk.
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CATHERINE BEATTIE G-ENEVIEVE BEST QHG-en",
G'i"f"'f'7 f'l1m'us 'Zig Social Cillllllllttfxlx '24.
Oh Where is our Catherine Beattie,
Who would scorn at acting simple?
One of her cleverest charms
Is her sweet enticing dimple.
GEORGE BEBBINGTON 1"George'J
It is not every sheik who can be so good
in class as he.
NAOMI BEECH Q"Naon1i"p
Her virtues are many, her faults are
Unto those who know her she'11 ever
MARY BENN Q"Mary"J
This charming miss looks as if she had
just stepped from a fairy book.
A pretty brunette who is exceptionally
popular with the opposite sex.
KAHLE BICKEL f"Kah1e"l
To borrow a pet expression from one
member of our faculty, with apologies,
Kahle is one of our "sterling mental
athletes". We Wish him luck.
ELEANOR BICKBRT Q"Ti11i6"j
Yo'u'd never guess from her mild air,
The soul of an artist is hidden there.
EDNA BINGMAN f"011l'1iB",
Even though she has gone to Oklahoma
to make her home, we shall ever consider
her one of us.
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MITCHELL BLACK WILLIAM BOYER C'Bi1l"J
G',7"Y"f'7 Orl-.lmstm '22, '23, '24, '25.
He hails from Huntingdon but it hasn't
seemed to hurt him much. We all agree
that he is all right.
MARTHA BLOOM Q"Ma1't"J
C0 Nl mr rein!
She may be more quiet
Than others We meet,
But at book keeping,
Mart cannot be beat.
CAROLINE BOLTZ f"Cal"J
Annual Stuff '251 Stmll-nt Ufvllxlflil '24,
'JT' l71"lm'1tic's '23
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You hear that girl laughing?
You think she's all fun,
But the angels laugh too
At the work she has done.
DOROTHY BOYER f"Dot"J
Annual Staff '253 Junior Debate '24:
Girls' Leaglu' Honor Roll '23, '24.
As pure as a pearl, and as perfect,
A noble and lovely girl.
Bill was never noted fcr knowing his
lessons. But you should see him with the
ISABEL BRADY Q"ISabe1"l
Isabel is so conscientious a Worker that
we predict success for her.
MABEL BRANDT 1"Ma,bel"j
lfhorns l22,'25ig Gi1'ls'illm-v Club ,22,'2I1.
PGTSGVSTHIICG is 3 virtue. That's Mab9l.
EDNA BRANNEN Q"Edna."D
Edna is so quiet we seldom notice her,
but when she is away she is sorely
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Orchestra '22, '23, '24, '25.
We're going to hear of Breisacher's
drug store some day. Jugs says he's go-
ing to handle a spiffy line of vanity cases
CLAYTON BRENNEMAN C'Clayt"J
Social Committee '25g Mouirtaiu lflrflm
Staff '23, '25, Annual Staff '25,
The stupendous prolixity of the vocabu-
lary of this academic luminary in-
frequently discovers an auditor of suin-
ciently copious comprehension to dis-
AULDON BROWER Q"A1"D
Orchestra '22, '23, '24, '25.
.Automobiles are this senior's delight,
He thinks of motor cars day and night.
GLADYS BROWN C'G1ad"j
Some day Glad will make a fine cook
even if she did put salt in the doughnuts.
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DOROTHY BRUBAKER C'Dot"j
Dramatics '24-, '25, Girls' League lloum'
The red and blooming rose,
The brilliant poppy gay,
Are nought to Dot's blush
Which makes the night like day.
IRA BURKET f"Kangaroo"J
F0,0lZlJall '22, '23, '24, '25, Stualvnt
Council '2-L, '25, Track '22, '23, '2-L.
Here's another football star who never
misses a good time.
WILMA BURNSHIRE Q"Wilma"j
G en eral
And still they gazed and still their
That one small head could carry all
JOSEPH BUSER Q'fJ0e"J
Radio Club '25,
As a humorist, We vote Joe the best in
high school. As a good felloW-noth-
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LOUISE CARTER qHL0u1se"y
This blue eyed lassie and her smiles are
never far away when Mart is about.
MARIAN CANTY C'I'at"j
Annual Staff '25.
Ma,rian's personality is as vivid as her
hair. It is always customary, if a per-
son's hair is red, to write in a book like
this, something about that head.
Pat's Irish smile is one of the things we
could not do without.
Ol'l1ll0Stl'a '22, '23, '24, '25, Baunl '22,
'23, '24, '25, Chorus '22, '2C3.
You should see that boy dance. Kit
is also some musician and when he says
Orchestra '22, '23, Girls' Basketball '23,
A sweet disposition, a sunny smile,
Makes her friendship a thing Worth
MAX CHAPMAN C'Max"J
There are two periods in the day that
Max likes best. They are lunch period,
and his commercial period land all who
go with ity.
WILLIAM CHRONISTER f"Bil1"J
Bill enjoys a good argument with Miss
MARGARET CLIFFORD C'Marg"j
This chic little lassie,
With her curly bobbed hair,
Ranks high in her classes,
And never has a care.
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ELMER COLYER QUEIIIISIUQ
Elmer's hobby is mathematics. He's
going to show Secretary Mellon how to
draw up a good tax plan.
CECILIA CONNELL 1"Cecile"J
Some girls have fat to keep them warm,
others have muscles to do the same.
Poor Cecile hasn't any weight at all, but
she gets theme just the same.
MAURICE CONRAD C'Maur11S"J
Orchestra 7255 Band ?25g Dran1atics,25.
Maurice has one terrible fault. He plays
the saxophone. But we'd even ignore
this fact to be in his company.
HARRY CONROY 1"Rebal'J
Football '23, '24g Progwim Uoniniittvo
Here's one of our heroes of the mud!
If he goes through life as he goes through
the line, he'll mane the World sit up,
flmfl fo Hifflffj
MARTHA COOK C'Mart"j
A modern little siren, far more bewitch-
ing than the fabled Lorelei. Man, watch
GEORGE CORNELIUS C'Ccrney"J
This mischievous young man is one of
the sheiks of the Industrial Class.
HELEN COSTELLO C'HeI1"J
Eat, drink, and be merry today.
For tomorrow you may diet.
This is her motto, and she always
The candy before she will buy it.
ARTHUR COX CiArt"j
Art believes in having a good time
iirst-but he get's there just the same.
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'IMP Huw llH'l"l'UNl Kun'
Ilmft To lfiglzfj flmfi 111 H'igI11j
TRUMAN CRIST Q"Tl"l16"j MARY DAVIS c1fM3,ry",
Gi lll"I'1II C07HIll6l'C'lll1
Boys' Glow Clulm '25g Uliorus '25g Font- Mary is always laughing, merry and
hall '23, '2-lg llI'L'O1'21f'0Il Cornnilttov '23: gay,
Mountain Echo Staff '25: Annual Stal? she reminds every one of the month
'25g 'l'1'eas111'01' of Student C.znnuil '24, of May.
This sheik pitches his tent Where me
shingles grow. In his spare time he plays
football and does it Well. EI-'WOOD DECKER i"DeaC011"l
WALLACE CURRY C"Wa,11y"J
.Xnnnnl Stan' '25g Rzulin Ulnlr '24,
Just a real good fellow with a talent
for drawing and a liking for adventure.
JEAN CURTIS C"Jean"J
l,iln'a1'y Vlvrk '25,
One of our most ardent students who
comes all the way from East End. every
EUGENE CUTLER Q"Gene"J
lllountain Helm Staff '25.
Who would suspect that back of this
young man's apparent indifference, the
makings of a literary genius are hidden.
f,l'i'lli'Stl'2l '22, '23, '2-L, '25g Bzunl '24,
'25: Annual Staff '24, '25.
Orpheus has nothing on him when it
comes to music, He sings bass. plays
bass. and eats scup bass.
DOROTHY DeGABRIELLE Q"D0t"j
Dot is as neat as a pin,
And surely has a darling grin.
ALEXANDER DEGYAN SKY C'Alec"J
Alec is said to have made many ac-
quaintances during his sojourn Within
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VL .AKG rJ1,'.l 1-W -
MARIAN DEHAVEN C'MaiSie"j
' TRANK DIBERT vrrankry
A little nonsense now and then, Orchestra '22, '23, '24, '25.
Is relished by the best of men.
ERMA DEIIBERT C'Enna"J
Erma was endowed with more than her
share of pep.
RAYMOND DEJAIFIFE Q"Ray"J
Even though Ray has been with us only
a year, he has made Alma Mater more
pleasant by his presence.
She is dainty,
She is sweet,
From the top of her head
To the soles of her feet.
In the near future We should be playing
records of I'rank's peppy jazz orchestra
featuring Frank himself and his banjo.
MYRA DIEHL C'Myra"J
Her speech is never foolish and she has
no room for doubt.
ERICH DIETZE C'Erich"J
I 'll dustrial
.Here's the chap to chase the gloom-
an advocate of fun and good cheer.
CLYDE DIVELY C'C1yde"J
He may not be a sheik,bu1t he can drive
a Willys-Knight all right. "Nicht war?"
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L ti R ll'
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MILDRED DODSON f"Mid"7 FREDERICK EBRIGHT
Underneath that mask of solemnity and Saimtfifia
Scbef bearing gleams a light of good If the teacher doefn't know just ask
humor and gayety. Fred L '
KENNETH DOUGHERTY C"Ken"D REGIS ECKENROD qffnckiery
Clwfus '24, 7253 F00tbPlll '33, 724- "I dared do all that may become a
Ken's popularity is Well deserved. His man, r H
Work on the gridiron is Worthy of Who dare do more 15 none'
LOUISE ECKLEY C"Wheeze"J
JAMES EARLY Q"Jimmie"J
Football '23, '24g l'31'an1ati1's '24.
Jimmie plays a good game of football.
That does not mean that his class record
is poor either.
PAUL EARNEST C'Jing1es"j
Football '23, i2-L
Paul is one of our dark sheiks-a
football player and a basketball fan.
Com nu rciul
Ullorus '23, '24g Girls' Gloc Cluln '23,'24.
Wheeze ani Worm are the twin mis-
chiefs, the fun and laughs of our Whole
TI-IELMA ECKLEY C'W0rm"J
Vim' Pros. Hl'1llrlll' l'Ollllll1'l'4'l2ll l'lulx,'25:
Chorus '23, 'Z-lg Girls' Glor' Club '23, '24,
Her eyes how they twinkle,
.Her dimples how merry,
The1'e's mischief afoot,
VVhen Worm's in a hurry.
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WILMA EMES CABi11"J HARRIET FERGUSON
flour rrlzwrifll GNN M7 cHDizzy",
fJl'l'llk'Stl'2l '25. q'1,,,1.u, 'gg'
Everyone who knows Wilma will agree
that she is in for all the fun.
DOROTHY ESTERLINE Q"Dot"5
Girls' Glw Club '25, Annual Staff '2-3.
If she isn"t yelling her lungs out at a
football game she is holding someone up
with her never ceasing chatter. Hail to
our chatter box!
RUTH EVANS f"R11thie"J
C0 Ill' Ill r ,rciul
Cflicwus '23, '2-lg Girls'Gl1w' Ululi '24, '25,
Hl't'l'0t3.l'.V of Social Hi'l'YlC'l' Group '25.
Ruthie you keep a twinkle in the very
tail of your eye.
THELMA FEATHER Q"The1ma"J
She's not very tall,
N or yet very small,
This energetic miss.
To strangers, a quiet girl-but how
did she get her nick name?
IVAN FLECK f"IVan"J
ldmrtlmll '23, '2-lg Track '24, Annual
Staff '25: Ulioor Lvznlm' '23, '24.
One of our cheer leaders. A perfect
clown -- and popular!
DREW FLEGAL f"IE'leg"J
Gr nz ral
Student f'lllllll'll '23, Drziniutius '23, '24,
'25, Buys' Glve Club '24g Mountain Helio
Staff '24, '25, Annual Staff '25, Sovial
Drew is our business manager,
The financier of this book,
And to see the Work he's done,
One only needs to look.
CHARLES FLICKINGER f"T6d"j
tll10l'llS '25, Tl'21t'li '22, '23, '2iQ Yalwilty
lizrsketlrall '25g Rc-serve Basketball '2-lg
Football '24, '25,
Our modest gridiron hero just can't
help being popular with the whole school.
KLeft to Riglltj
JAMES FOLCARELLI C'Jin1"J
fLfff ro Ilightj
ELDO FREY C"Eld0"j
Jim always acknowledges his friends
under any circumstances. Unfiinching
loyalty and tireless energy make all who
know him honor him.
WILLIS FORD C'Wiss"J
Mountain Echo Staff '25.
Wiss' life can be summed up briefly as
follows: - Syncopation artist, literary
luminary, and mighty good sport.
MARIAN FOX CTOxie"J
But when she does,
She never "knocks".
MILTON FREET C"Mi1t"j
Orchestra '22, '23, '24, '255 Band '25.
Milt has all the requirements of a
future Kreisler, hair 'n everything.
Annual Stull' '25,
Eldo is going to put Henry Ford out
of business some day. We wager he'll
call it a FRBY.
MIRIAM FRIEDLAND C'Mimi"J
C0 m 1m',v'f'iul
You can't feel blue when this little
gloom chaser is around.
ALFONSO FUG-LISTALER C'A1"J
Alfonso is a big husky, a good stu-
dent and a fine friendly chap.
WILLIAM GAILEY C'Bi11"J
fjl'4'lll'Sfl'2l '22, '2ZIg Annual Stuff '21
We have to hand it to Bill for manag-
ing the job of having all these photo-
graphs attended to.
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CATHERINE GALLAGHER SC0TT GEESEY
Qfcassv, Hgayvy C'IE'laming Youth"J
Mountain Echo Staff '24, '25, Girls'
League Honor Roll '23,
An unusually vivacious brunette, and
EDWARD GATES C'Ed"J
The most unceasingly good-humored
young man We know, he's smiling, cour-
teous, pensive, gentle, with a keen appe-
tite for education. His crowning virtue
is good common sense.
LORMA GEARHART C'L0rma"J
Girls' Glee Club '23,
"You walk and walk for mile and mile,
Oh what can be the use?"
But she replies with pleasant smile,
"I do it to reduce ."
NLIVIARIE GBE 4-'Geem
Social Coinniittee '25, Animal Staff
'25, Junior Debate '24.
She is as much in vogue about the
high school as her name is in the ,Ameri-
Mountain Echo Staff '24, '25.
"Hail to thee, blithe spirit,
That from Heaven or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated
DOROTHY GEIB C'Dorothy"J
Girls' League Honor Roll '23, Student
Council '24, Annual Staff '25, Executive
O'ur Dorothy, with the sweetest smile,
Was never known to shirk,
No matter how hard the lessons Were,
She always did her work.
MARGARET G-ERHARDT C'Margaret"Q
A very small girl, who helps do large
things in our high school orchestra.
HELEN GIBBONS C'He1en"J
Secretary Senior Class '25, Annual Staff
'25, Mountain Echo Staff '25, Chorus '24,
'25, Girls' Glee Club '25.
Dainty Helen-slender and slight,
A delightful and a joyous girl,
But we all insist that it d.oesn't seem
To see 'Helen without her curl.
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WINIFRED GILES f"WiI1nie"j ESTHER GOODMAN f"ES"J
We see little of Winnie, but we hear One of the disturbers of "Senior
a lot, and that is always good. Alley",
But we all like her, 'cause she's so
ELWOOD G-ILL C'E11ie"J
GWC"f'l FRANCIS GOODMAN qusinceop
4, Radio Club '25. Gcnwal
' Ellie comes all the way from Fairview ,, . .
for the sake of being with us. "What O'flhCSt'a 732'
X. you don't know won't hurt you," he says H6 has given UP fadifh and is HOW
as he enters class unprepared. ll1ld6I'S12l1dyil1g R-l1d01ph Va.16IltiI10.
q DORA GILMOUR, f"D0t"j GERTRUDE GOODMAN 1"TI'l1die"J
X i Scicntiio Gwwral
Dora shows excellent judgment in be-
ing more concerned in doing good work
than in getting friends, so of course she
MARTHA GOBRECHT f"Mart"J
Mart is studious, and has accomplished
four years' Work in three and a half.
She's a musician of note, besides.
Mountain Echo Staff '24.
Happy go lucky, easy go free,
Nothing on earth bothers me.
LOLA GOSS f"L01a"J
Lola joined our force,
Just early in the fall,
But just one thing about her,
She's loved by one and all.
fi XSS :Af
TOP Row Boiron Row
f,L6ft to Rlghlj KLQH fo Rigid!
MARTHA Goss q"Mart"p JAMES GROVE C'-Tim"J
Girls' Glcc Club '24. ,
Mart is sedate-every inch a lady,
but she's the best and truest friend in
BILLY GREEN f"Billy"j
Orchestra '22, '23, '2-L, '25, Band Drum
Major '23,'24,'25g Boys' Glce Club '23,'24g
Head Cheer Leader '24, '25g Mountain
Echo Statf'24, Editor Mountain Echo '25,
Junior Debate '24, Student Council '24,
Track Squad '22, '23, Drarnatics '24, '25,
Bill, besides being cheer leader, editor
of the Mountain Echo, and leader of our
band, is popular among students and
SEENA GREENBURG Q"See"j
Girls' Glec Club '24, '25, Chorus '25.
She likes tennis, she's got class,
She loves to dance and skate,
Her favorite expression, "Step on the gas,"
She doesn't like to be late.
GLADYS GROVE C'Booch"J
Girls' Glec Club '24, '255 Chorus '25.
Booch is a great little expert at repar-
tee, the very essence of jovial hilarity.
Confldentially 'tis bruited about that this
"Queen of Sheba" has a retinue.
Treasurer Senior Class 25, Ring Coni-
mittce '25, Executive Coniinittoo '25.
Jim is that ruddy faced fellow you see
chasing around the halls, always with a
smile and usually with - ? - '? ye-s, her!
GRACE HAMILTON C'Gracious"j
Silent-yes, until she-'s started,
For Grace is a package of surprise,
Studious - more than ever,
In shorthand hits the skies.
RUTH .HAMILTON C'Ruth"J
Constant as the changeless stars, Ruth
is unfaltering in her loyalty to her many
THORA I-IANSON CtTh01'a"J
A gay, fun-loving little mite is Thora,
always smiling and never sad. Optimism
is the secret.
TQP Row BOTTOM ROXV
fLcft to Ilightj KLGH fo Right!
CHARLES HARBAUG-H RUTH HENRY lnRfuthnl
Sviwiljlc They do say that she is a sworn ene-
Chorus '24 '25g Boys, Glee Club '24, 725.
And speaking of the Art Department,
as nobody is, does anybody know wheth-
er he ever helps draw posters?
CHARLOTTE HEACOX C'Bugs"J
Co m m 0 rcial
Mountain Echo St:1ffl253 Student Coun-
cil '25g Treasurer Senior Comniereial
Bugs always has her lessons done, no
matter how long the party lasts.
LE SLIE HELLER C'Les1ie"j
One of high sohool's foremost woods-
men and snake hunters.
ORA HENNINGER C'0'ra"J
We wonder where our school would be
without those quiet, reliable, and cheer-
ful girls that make the world go round.
my of the blues, for wherever she goes
even the pessimists warm up a few de-
JOHN HESS C'Johnnie"J
Football '23, 7245 Reserve Basketball
'23g Varsity Basketball, '24, '25g Baseball
'22, '23g President Senior Class '25.
An all around athlete and best of all
our President. Johnnie is always on the
ELIZABETH HESSER C'Ted"j
She is nice, she is fine,
Some day, some man will be glad
"I am proud she is mine."
SARAH HETRICK C'Sarah"j
She's quiet and retiring but she deliv-
ers the goods. Sewing is her specialty.
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J OSEPHINE HILL f"Jo"J MARGARET HOOVER CPeg"j
Chorus '24, '25, Girls! Glce Club '24,
Dramatics '23, Girlsl League Honor R011
A very quiet looking maid, but 'fyou
caaft judge a book by its o0Ver." She
has a taste for music, too.
MILDRED HIMES C'Mi1dred"J
Mildred, quiet though she is, is like-
HELEN HITE C'He1en"J
She is modest and quiet, too,
A friend she was to all she knew.
RICHARD HOFMANN C'Dick"J
Chorus ,255 Boys' Glen Club '24, '25,
Annual Staff '25.
Dick is modest of deeds and shy in
the presence of ladies.
Chorus i225 Girls' Glee Club '22, '23.
A jolly Commeroialite, always ready to
lend a helping hand. I
JANET HOUCK f"Jane"J
"A gracious maid, and debonairef'
MARTHA HUNTER C'Ma1'tha"J
Even though Martha has been with us
only a year, the class of '25 feels itself
fortunate to have her.
HELENA IRWIN C'Winnie"J
A willing heart, a friendly hand,
Always ready on demand.
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RUTH ISENBERG C'Rufus"J ALEX KARP C'Alex"J
Now she's peeved, again she's cheery, This sober yofung man sets an example
Changeable -that's the truth,
But it's for these little traits,
That we all love Ruth.
THELMA ISENBERG Q"Thelma"J
Chorus '24, '25.
"Silence is golden, yea,
'Tis folly to be Wise."
GERTRUDE IVORY 1"Geetsie"J
A girl of smiles, who likes to dance,
The hearts of all, she does entrance.
HERBERT JOHNSON Q"Herb"J
All work and no play has not yet suc-
ceeded ign making Herb a dull boy. But
then lessons are mere play to him.
for some of us who are more frivolous.
RAY KEITH C'Ray"J
Chorus '22, 323, '24, '25, Boys' Glce
Club '24, 225.
Unassuming devotion to duty and a
genuine good feeling toward all are the
secrets of Ray's popularity.
FRED KERSHAW 0-Preamp
When Fred signed up for his period in
the "Commercial Palace", he knew what
he was doing-we'll say.
AN TON KILDAY C'Anton"J
Orchestra '21, '22, '24,
Work holds no terrors for Anton, yet
he finds time for other things, too.
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CHRISTINE KLESIUS C'Chris"J ROBERT LARAMY C'Bob"l
. G Z
Girls' Basketball Captain '25 3 G11'l'S7 Bas- Hmm
ketball '22, '23, '24, '25, Treasurer Girls'
League '24, Secretary Girls' League '255
Vice Pies. Senior Class '25, Annual Staff
'25g Mount'ain Echo Staff '24,'25g Student
Couneil'25, Girls'Lcagu0 Honor Roll '23,
At basketball Chris is wondrous good,
And at other things as wellg
She ne'er has the weeps, '
We all like her heapsg
Football '23, '24.
Our silent hero ofthe mud. Bob is
truly a gentleman-and bashful.
LEE ANNA LAUBACI-IER C'Pat"J
President Senior Coininercial Club '25.
Her smile we always can tell. J
Pat's a good sport, full of fun and 5 'f'
WILFORD KNISELY Q"Wi1ford"J fun of pep' 'T
If we all were as earnest asWilford is, ,, ,,
We suppose our grades would be more GRACE LEACH K Grace '
like his. General
. There's something sweet about your
NATHAN KUNES q"Nate"p Way,
Soiwitific We like you better every day.
Chorus '22, '23, '24, '25, Boys' Gloo -
Club, '24, '25g Mountain Echo Staff '24, ,WLG,1Jvv'A'X-
'25, Annual Staff '25, KATHERINE LEAMER fffKittyH,
This handsome little chap with his en- G . Z
viable records is popular, always con- mem
genial, always entertaining. Oh a laughing good sport is our Kitty,
We think she is ever so pretty,
PAUL KURTZ cffpaulffy She swings through the hall,
G,1,,,,,-0,1 Not caring at all, '
Mountain Echo Staff '23, Annual Stall our ca're'freef a'd0Tab1e Kltty'
'24, '25, .lunior Dr-hate '24, Dramatics '25.
If all students were like Paul credits
would be no worry.
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MARGARET LEAR C'Peggy"j
fLeft to Plglftj
LULU LING-ENFELTER C"Lu"j
Everybody has a hobby and we be-
lieve dancing is Peg's-but dancing is
really more pleasant than studying.
HAROLD LEVINE C'Ha1"J
M0u11t3l11 Echo Staff '24, '25.
In physics just you take a peep,
He's nearly always half asleep.
MIRIAM LEVVINE f"Mim"J
Mim is quiet,
And she hates to be late,
She's always in a hurry
Around half past eight.
ERMA LINGENFELTER f"EI'1'll3."j
If silence is golden We are sure Erma
will be rich.
A cute little dame,
With a cute litle curl,
Oodles of friends,
And a very nice girl.
JOHN LOCKARD C'Jack"J
He's that blond. scholar, studious, but
not so studious that he isn't a good
BEATRICE LOTZ C'Bee'j
In sunshine and rain.
She Wears a smile,
A rosy cheeked girl
Is always in style.
MARGARET LUCKETT C'Marg"J
Did you say you were looking for an
all around good sport? This is the girl
fLeft to Rightj
HARVEY LYTLE 1"Harvey'fJ
Ueft to Rightj
tc 4 Su-Inu ,
Orchestra '23, '24, '25,
A little man with a big horn,
Plays in chapel every morn.
MARGARET MCCAULEY C'Peg"J
Eyes as bright as winter night,
Lips as red. as cherries ripe,
Here's to a girl whom We all like.
WINIFRED MCCLURE C"Winnie"j
Social Committee '253 Annual Staff '25.
To those who know thee not,
No Words can paint,
To those who know thee,
All words are faint.
CLEDA McCRACKEN C'C1eda."J
Though she pursues a scholarly way,
Much fun she finds from day to day.
She is merry and Witty,
Which is all worth while,
But what counts most
Is her ear-to-ear smile.
MILDRED MCGOUGH C'Mid"j
Chorus ,235 Girls' Glee Club l24.
They all call her Mid,
And they all say she did,
Just whate'er her teacher bid.
HERBERT MCKAGUE Q"Herb"J
S ei enii fi 0
Varsity Football '24, ,255 Reserve Bas-
ketball '24, '25,
Herb is another star, a wearer of the
moleskin. Not only that, but a basket-
ball player as well. Good luck to you,
ELIZABETH McKEE C'Libby"7
Annual Staff 7255 Girls' League Honor
Roll '23, '2-L.
The best of students in Latin,
The best of companions in fun.
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MARY MCKELVEY l"Mary"J CHARLES MARR cfcharlesry
Chorus ,22, '23, '24g President Girls'
League '253 Social Committee '25, Annual
Staff '25, Girls' League Honor Roll '23,
This girl is a model student,
With a wonder working mind,
And as President of Girls' League,
A better you couldn't find.
THOMAS McNALLY C'Tom"J
That curly black haired sheik. He has
a car 'n everything, consequently plenty
of girls. Good luck, Tom.
'NED MALOY C'Ned"J
Social Committee '24.
Ned is very popular in class and out.
He entertains us with droll remarks.
AUSTIN MARPING C'Austin"J
Austin is another studious representa-
tive of Bellwood.
Never very sorry,
Never very sad,
Smart, without a folly,
A most unusual lad.
JESSE MARTIN , C"Jess"J
Jess is a quiet fellow and is cracked
up to be pretty bashful with the girls.
A person doubts it though when he sees
him in his Moon.
I-Ie likes the fair ones of the Roosevelt
MARGARET MAUK C'Marg"Q
Marg is reserved, so we have heard,
But as friends we would like to know,
If those who know could ever think so?
fLeft to Righty
ROBERT MENCHEY Q"IBob"J
O1'Cll8St1'3. ,22, '23, '24, '25,
Quite a musician and a regular good
fellow, especiallywhen he gives you a
lift in his Lincoln.
DANIEL MENZA C'Go1d.ie", UDan"j
Dan has recently joined the ranks of
the inhabitants of the desert. Never
say woman-hater to Goldie.
FRANK MICHAEL c"I'1'8I1k",
Frank is interested in the confection-
ery business. He's going to sell special
sundaes and ladies' favorite dainties.
ALFARETTA MILLER Q"Dottie"J
Dottie is good at silent recitations.
fLeft to Riglztj
DORA MILLER C'Dora"j
Here's to a girl who can keep a secret.
DOROTHY H. MILLER C'Dot"7
"A toss of the head and a fleeting
DOROTHY M. MILLER C'Dot"5
Dot is sure to be smiling if she doesn't
have anything else to do. Between times
she is hard at work learning to be a
EMERY MILLER C'l.1m"3
Emery always studies, but he always
has time for fun.
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GERALDINE MILLER C'Jerry"J MARY MONTGOMERY
V t A. cHMary7!,
Is she sunny?
Oh, yes, very,
And just as funny.
KENNETH MILLER C'Ken"J
Chorus '23, '24.
Ken is one of the old standbys of the
RUSSELL MILLER Q"R.us:"J
Russ has two hobbies-one is doing
business, and the other is dancing and
RUTH MILLER C'Dolly"J
Girls' League Honor Roll '24.
Dolly is a lady,
But I needn't tell you so:
Sedate, her blue eyes shining,
Admire her as you go.
Mary is often laughing and talking,
But she has never been known to be
LORENA MOORE C'L0rena"J
A smiling little girl,
With black bobbad hair,
Going to her classes
With never a care.
THEODORE MOORE CiTed"J
Qrehestra '22, '23, '2-lg Banll '22, '23,
2-lg Chorus '23, Mountain Echo Staff '2l,
l25g Annual Staff '25.
"E Pluribus Unum", a friend of us all,
The best all 'round fellow that we can
PAUL MORSE C'Bus"J
Varsity Football '23, '2-lg Resvrvc Bas-
ketball '2-lg Varsity Basketball '25.
Paul is another football star,
As bright as the stars that shine:
Even if he does work hard on the
He always has a good time.
fLcft to Rzghtj
HAZEL MOUNTAIN f"Hazel"b
"GRAVE Alice, and LAUGHING A1-
And Edith with GOLDEN HAIR".
This is the only true formula for Hazel.
HAROLD MUSSER QHa,ro1d"J
Orchestra '22, '23, '24, '25.
Harold. is a littlew fellow, but big
enough to find a place in the orchestra.
JOHN MYERS Q"John"J
Orchestra '255 Dramatics '25
John has been with us only one year,
but has acquired many friends and a
violin in the orchestra.
ETHEL NALE C"Ethel"j
A cheery smile, a smile unworried,
Very seldom fussed or ilurried.
fLeft to Rlghtj
MARIAN NEFF f"Ma1'ian"j
Girls' Basketball 24, 25.
We'll say she's some basketball star.
JOHN NELSON C'I'at"l
Rather heavy, but watch it come off.
He's taking it off through football, hik-
HELEN NICODEMUS C'He1en"J
Helen believes that silence is golden.
VVhen speech isn't necessary she doesn't
FLORA NICKOLA C'IE'10ra,"b
Chorus '22 5 Mountain Echo Staff '25,
Flora belongs to the Royal Order of
Key Pounders, and sheis one of the twins
that got the MOUNTAIN ECHO copy
into type EVERY time it came out.
TOP Row BOTTOM ROW
fLeft to Riglltj fLcft to Rightj
GRACE NICKOLA q--Babevy p MINNIE NOTHNAGI-E a U
Colrmmrmlzzl ' Q Minnie ,
Chorus '225 Mountain Echo Staff '25,
Grace is one of our seniors who is ad-
mired by all for her pleasant personality
and her splendid scholarship. She is
also the other MOUNTAIN ECHO twin,
ETHEL NONEMAKER f"Ep", "Nonnie"j
Treasurer of Dramatic Section '24,
How could we have done Without her?
She's so sunny and so bright,
It always took our Ethel,
To set our wrong things right.
MAYNARD NONEMAKER 1"Nigger"J
Orchestra '22, '23.
Maynard, one of our geometry stars,
has a Wide reputation as a draftsman.
SAMUEL NORRIS f"S3.!I1",
Social Connnittoc '255 Mountain Echo
Staff '25g Annual Staff '25.
It adds a great deal to the force of an
opinion to know that a man of force and
integrity stands behind iz.
Minnie is always ready to smile, We
unite in wishing her success and happi-
GEORGE NOTOPOULOS Q"George"J
Track '23, '24.
The future motion picture controller
of the city. By rights he should be on
the screen instead of showing them.
KATHERYN 0'DONNELL C'Ka1:e"J
Co Ill Ill !'l'C'tCll
Kate may be little, but she's a big
ELEANOR OKESON Q"0kie"J
Chorus '22, Girls' Glce Club '22, '23.
Eleanor isn't from Kentucky, but we
She could pick a derby Winner any
TOP Row Bo'r'l'oM Row
mm to Riglztj fLeft to Riglztj
WILLIAM OLEWINE C'Bill"Q BERNARD OSWANDEL
Band '22, l23, I24, ,253 O1'el1estra'22, 'LLL
If every book were a history
Of men and deeds long passed,
Then Bill would agree with you and
'Twere a perfect World at last.
FRANK OLMES CiPunky"J
Social Couuuittoe '25g Reserve Basket-
Quite a basketball player, and if not
playing shows his spirit by his loyal sulp-
ELIZABETH O'NEIL f"Peg"J
"Eyes o' blue, come smilin' through"
Look out for that smile.
JAMES ORR C'J'i!1l"j
Orchestra '22, '23g Social Committee
'25g Mountain Echo Staff '25, Annual
So quiet and demure in the class room
That no one knows he's aboutg
But when his bunch wants a good time
They never leave Jim out.
Chorus l22, l23, '24, '25, Boys' Glee Cluln
'24, 7255 llrauiativs '23,
Bernie is unassuming and unpreten-
tious, but when he loosens up that rich
baritone we all sit up and take notice.
HERBERT OWENS Q"Herb"J
Boys' Glce Club '2-lg Mountain Echo
Staff '25, Annual Staff '25, Dramatics
Herb is our fair sheik,
Lessons never bother him,
He says, "They'11 keep".
EDITH PACHTER C'Edith"J
To hear Edith debate, in class or out,
you Would think Webster himself taught
LOIS PATTERSON ' C'Lois"J
Chorus '21, '22.
'Tis as easy for her ,heart to be true,
As for grass to be green, or skies to
0 H QL .
Toi' Row Ro'l"l'oi1 Row
fheft To IHQIIIIU fhc'-ft to liiglzfj
HOWARD PATTON C'I'a.t"J EDNA PHEASANT C'Ednai'J
Gmlcrul Gulf ral
Ham Hamilton has nothing on Howard.
His jollity has won him innumerable
MARTHA D. PEARCE Q"M3,It",
Muuntxtin Ifhelio '25g .P1'0g'l'f'L1ll Commit-
Her snappy wit, her clever pen,
Are liked by e'en the best of men.
MARTHA E. PEARCE C'Marcie"J
She is a charming miss with the latest
DAISY PEIGHT C'Daisy"J
Chorus 23, '2-1.
Rumor says that she is going to be a
schoolmarm. We all agree that she'll
make an excellent one.
Her voice is soft, gentle, and low, an
excellent thing in woman.
CHARLES PIERSON C4Char1ie"J
Charlie Pierson is quiet, good-naturezl
and not very big, but he can pull down
the high marks when he chooses to.
MARIAN PIPER C'Marian"J
i'Twink1e, twinkle, little star,"
Marian's eyes beat you by far.
DOROTHY PLUMMER C'Dot"J
Student Council '2-1.
Old man Pessimism never even gets
standing room in the crowd when she's
around. The commercial class is to in-
TOP ROW BOTTOM Row
flefl fo Right! fLcfl to Riglztj
. c6AMi,,, 1 ff cuzrohnn,
General , General '
A nice little blonde,
With nice little curls,
A friend of the boys,
As well as the girls.
DOROTHEA PUCKLE C'Dot"J
It's good to be merry and wfise,
It's good to be honest and true,
That is our friend Dorothea,
Known to most all of you.
ALBERT QUATRARA Q".A1"J
Albert is very bashful. Perhaps he is
setting an example for his classmates.
EMORY QUSERRY qunmor-yup
Orchestra '22, '23, '24, '253 Band '23,
'24, '25, Chorus '23, '24,
When it comes to arguing, Emory sur-
passes us all.
John is one of our little philosphers.
He is always seeking after truth.
GLADYS RANCK C'Bi1ly"p
Being always merry,
And never glum, D11
Makes Billy bright ,
And a cheerful chum.
MICHAEL RAPINO Q"Micha,e1"J ff
Lo! Another who is more at home on
the gridiron than elsewhere.
CHARLES RATH 1"Charles"J
Track '23, '24, Dramatics '23.
Charles is an authority on Economics
and he never lets slip an opportunity
for a debate.
4 A ' is :ii A
0 ,. '
Toi' Row BUT'l'OM Row
fleft 10 Riglllj flmft To Riglflj
MARGARET REFFNER C4Peg"J , MARGARET RICEDORI'
General Gencmz fHPeg"l
Little and pretty, but loyal and true, An unassuming missy yet she seems to
This best little girl, always helps you. have an abundance of good times-
To be at a. dance and be merry and Annual Staff ,25
50115' A . . . . ' .
Seems toybe Catherine's favorite folly. HIS hair 1S light, 1115 eyes are blue,
He's sociable, and studies too.
LEORA REINHART C'Leora,"J U H
General HAROLD RIGG Q Bud J
"A pleasing countenance is a silent General
Commendationf' cmrllesrm '21, ,22, '23.
Bud has two interests in life - French
and his sax. He expects to take the
KENNETH RENNER cHKenn7 place of the present Rudy Weidoeft.
Truck '21 U ,,
U FLORINE RILEY C Flo y
A good all around fellow is Ken, al- . ,
ways willing to do a favor. Ken is a, C0"l"w'0Wl
lion with the ladies too, and he enjoys it. Student Coumfil '23, 724.
She laughs and is gay,
In her own quiet way,
Who? Florine our blonde
Of Whom We're fond.
TOP ROW BU'l"l'OM Row
fLeft to Rlglztj fLc1ft to lligiztj
WILLIAM RITCHEY C'Bi11"J THOMAS RONAN CiTom"b
0l'C,1l0St1'21 '255 Boys' Glue Club '23, '24. Red-headed and good-natured. Sounds
Promises to become a great concert
pianist. He is an asset to the orchestra.
BEVERLY ROBISON X C'Bev"j
If charm would make the whole world
How plump our school would bo,
With girls like Beverly Robison
On either hand to see.
FRANK ROBINSON CTra,nkie"J
That nice looking light haired chap
who chases around in an Oldsmobile.
FLORENCE ROCK f"I'1od.ie"J
Flodie is one of those happy-go-lucky
people who get along beautifully with
everyone. She is not a suffragette or
impossible, but thatfs Tom, all right.
ELIZABETH ROSE C'Betty"J
Verily, this is the maiden "fashioned
so slendcrly, young and so fair."
THELMA ROTHRAUFIE' C'The1ma."J
Thelma, gentle, sweet anl mild.,
Really is a model child.
CHARLES ROTHROCK C'Cuippie"J
Student Manager Athletics '25, Annual
Staff '25, Mountain Echo Staff '25.
Cuppie, as manager of athletics,
showed good business ability. You'll find
he never works too hard.
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Tor Row BOTTOM Row
fLcft to Riglltj V KLG-ft to Riglltj
GLADYS RUDISILL 1"G1ad"j ELVERA SAMUELSON
We cannot say too much for Glad, only
enjoy the present, whatever it is, and
don't be troubled about tomorrow.
ELMIRA RUSSELL C'E1mira"j
The first thing you notice about her
X is her rollicking merrimentg and then a
' ANNA RUTTENBERG C'Anna,"J
A smile for every one, a frown for none.
HELEN RUTTER Q"Babs"J
A wide awake girl,
With dark bobbed hair, '
Going to her classes,
Saying, "I haven't a care".
And you never saw a brighter, more
Girls, Glee Club '24,l1Z55 Chorus '24, 25.
Oh how Sandy loves to sing, and often
sings for us. She's a star in the choius.
ANTHONY SANTELLA f"Anth0ny"J
One of Professor Compton's child "pro-
teges", who is having a hard time dezid-
ing whether to go into the sheet-metal
business or to follow a musical course.
CARMEN SANTELLA C'Carmen"J
Com mr :vial
Who is this girl with the big brown
eyes, and manner so sweet and demure?
A A GA.. JJ6Ilt0ofz21k
TOP Row ' BOTTOM Row
fLeft to Rightj . fleft to Rightj
RUTH SCHANDELMEIER LOUIS SEGMILLER Q"Louie"J
- cushandynl General
C0"'m'3'W" Louie has two hobbies, dancing ana
Shandy and -- what a pair, playing the saxophone.
You're liable to see them anywhere. .
.V b Z, f
M JOHN SEWARD c'Jack"3
CARL SCHEITER C'Ind1an"J
U U General
To those who know him only in school
he may seem quiet, but outside of school
hours he breaks loose occasionally, and
then his nickname is justiiied.
r -VV? L4,v," IRL,
FYELTZABETH SCHIMMINGER ' Q"Betts"J
Chorus '23, '24, Girls' Gloe Club '23, '24,
Mountain Echo Staff '24, '25, Annual
Staff '25, Cheer Leader '23, '24, Girls'
League Honor Roll '23, '24, Program
Committee '25, Draniatics '22.
A perfect student-and Worker too,
VVhose helping hand put this Annual
ROSALIND SCHVVAIRTZ Q"Bobs"j
Bobs is quiet and dignified-some
times, but when she's with the crowd a
better sport is hard to find.
This bright young man aspires to be a
soldier. Dick Barthelmess has nothing
,YEUSSELL SHAFFER C'G-reek"J
Orchestra '23, '24, Chorus '25, Band
'23, '24, Viee President Student Council
'24, Annual Staff '25, Football '23, '24,
Reserve Basketball '23, Varsity Basket-
Our ever popular football star, Greek
is lively, wide awake, sociable, and full
ESTHER SHOEMAKER C"ES17h6r"J
Esther, a quiet little girl,
Always does her lessons well,
Sure to get to school on time,
Be the weather rough or fine.
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TOP Row ' BOTTOM Row
fL6fi fo Right! - 2 fLeft to Righty
RALPH SHOENFELT 'MARGARET SHUTE Q"Peg"J
Ctshonieni . General
The only thing that Ralph likes better
than to be with a girl is to be with two
DONAL SHUG-ARTS f"D0n"j
. Chorus '21, '22, '23, '24, '25.
Don expects to own the TRIBUNE
some day. We hope he will.
DOROTHY SHUG-ARTS C'D017"Q
S eienti fic
Girls' Glee Club '21, '22, '23, Chorus
'21, '22, '23, Mountain Echo Stuff, '22,
'24, '25, Annual Staff '24, '25,
Never a. project on foot that Dot's
hand did not both help and grace with
posters beautiful and distinctive, even
as she herself graced old A. H. S.
HELEN SI-IULTZABARG-ER f"Shu1tzie"J
Shultzie is a. striking brunette,
Sweet as any we ever met.
Peg hates to hurry,
It's really not sedate,
But she arrives at 28 after
And is seldom known to be late.
EDNA SICKLES C'Eddie"J
Maiden with the meek brown eyes,
In whose orbs a shadow lies,
Like the dusk in evening skies.
EUGENE SIEGEL C'Gene"j
Orchestra '21, '22, '23, '24, '25, Band
21, '22, '23, '24, '25, President Orches-
Gene is a quiet young man in school,
but when he gets a comet into his hands,
"Oh boy, what a hot trumpet!"
WILLIAM SISLEY C'Bi11"j
Social Committee '25.
Bill's ready smile wins him many
friends. He is quiet, slow, and easy-
going, but he always gets there.
2 SLN ,1 'E QQ
Tor Row BOTTOM Row
flmft in lffglflj ffleft to Highlj
EDWARD SLATER f"Ed."Q ELIZABETH SMITH
Szfiwztific cuBettSH1 "Lab",
A concrete example justifying the
Senior's reputation for quiet dignity.
JOHN SLICK qf'Johnnie"y
Any enterprise in which Johnnie takes
part is sure to prosper.
WALTER SMELTZER Q"Wa.1lie"Q
Chorus '2-I-, '25g Buys' Glee Club, '24,
'25, Baml '25g Vivo l,l'C'SlLlCllt Radio Club
We all know Wally, the promising
young enthusiast in the Radio Club and
a number of other organizations.
ALICE SMITH C'Smittie"J
Here's to Smittiie, a ripping good sport,
Who takes part in fun of any old sort.
Chorus '23g Mountain Echo Staff '25.
Is it because of studies
That she burns the midnight oil?
Or is it just because
There's some "Ideal" in her toil?
FLORENCE SMITH C'I'10"J
Chorus '25g Girls' Gloe Club '22, '23,
,And here's to a dear girl of excellent
Fate tried to conceal her by naming
.TEANETTE SMITH C'Jeanette"J
Jeanette's chief Worry is some new
way to have a good time. Lessons sel-
Girls' Gloe Club '24, '25, Chorus '25,
A little girl with a sweet smile,
Always happy and always gay,
She does her best to make us glad,
Through the Whole long day.
Tor Row l2oTToM Row
fLeft fo Iiiglltj fhcft to lfightj
KATHLEEN SMITH RUTH SNYDER C'Ruth"J
G6W"Ul Not all good students come from Bell-
Kathleen must have her joke. She'11
laugh if you won't.
ESTHER SNAVELY C'Esthe1"'D
Girls' League Honor Roll '2-1.
A toast! To one who has withstood
the Wiles of "bolus",
CARL SNYDER f"Sheik"j
O1'cl1cst.1'a '22, '23, '24, 725.
Now that he has had a trial at teach-
ing French, he is undecided whether to
make teaching or liddling his life pro-
LOUISE SNYDER C'Wee-Wee"y
A chic little maid, with a chic little
A dancing fiend, and a very nice girl.
wood, hut some who come from Bell-
Wood seem to be good students.
GENEVIEVE SPENCER C'Gen"l
Smiling happy-go-lucky Gen is never
on time, but she gets there just the same,
and always will.
MARY SPITZNOGLE Q"Ma1'y" J
GP ll C ra-Z
Mary certainly can make clever post-
ers. She likes to let other people think
they help her.
HUGH STECKMAN Q",Archie"J
Mountziin E4-ho Steiff 'Zig xxllllllill Stall'
As a Willing student Archie ranks
among the leaders.
KLeft to Riglztj
3 fLeft to Rightj
EDWARD STONER 1"Ed"J
Jerry is a, jolly friend and true blue.
She is Willing to help anyone out of a
3 GEORGIA STEVENS fHG601'gi3,"j
Social Committee ?24, ,255 Annual Staff'
XX Her genius is versatileg anything that
she attempts she carries through.
ROBERT STIRK C'B0bby"J
Bobby is a real booster for the class.
Don't forget he was a JUDGE in the
' LAWRENCE STITT C'Larry"J
P1'0g'1'il.lll Committee '25g Mountain Echo
Edward is inclined to be stout but that
doesn't keep him from studying. He
takes life seriously and expects to be
HAROLD STULL Q"Haro1d"J
Chorus '22, T235 Track '23,
Harold Wants to be a, printer so he can
print nice things about his girl.
ALTON SUMMERS C'Alt"j
Alton isn't afraid of work. A better
trait is hard to iind. A
THELMA SWISHER C'Thelma."J
Thelma is one of the sweetest girls
in High School.
if Staff '25g Band 722, '23, '24, '255 Orches-
,Qi tra ,22, '23, '24 '25.
ii It surely is an honor and a privilege
f to know this young man who Writes the
i 1' music notes for the Mountain Echo.
2 -X 3555! 'L
. ,JSA - .- 0
fLeft to Rrghtj
CLAUDE TEMPLE C'Ike"J V
Boys' Glue Club '25, Reserva Basket-
Anybody here seen "Ike", the clown
of the '25 class.
EVELYN THOMAS C'Eve1yn"J
Chorus '23, '24,
We all know Evelyn Thomas, the tall
quiet girl who always knows her lessons.
MARIE THOMPSON f"Tommy"J
It's a question which would worry
most without the other, Tommy or the
HELEN TOBLER C'T0bie"J
Helen, Helen, Helen, '
How do your marks go,
95 - 95 - 95 -
All in a beautiful row.
fLeft To Rrghtj
EDNA TRUAX C'Edna"J
Edna is a. good student, and a. steady
and true friend.
ISABELLE URTELL f"Isabe11e"j
Work hard when you work,
Play hard when you play,
That surely is the way
To be happy and gay.
ELIZABETH VIDO C'E1iza'beth"J
One of our Commercialites who is striv-
ing to be a. good stenographer. Lucky
is the business man who get-s her.
PHYLLIS VOGT C'Phy1"J
Laughing Phyl, with dark bwwn hair,
She is here and she is there,
Always helping a friend in need,
Ever doing a kindly deed,
U ji., if gg.. ":i.-g-.. H O
TOP Row f Bo'rToM Row
fLcft to Rightj fLcfl to Rifglztj
BLANCHE WAHL C'B1anche"J ROBERT WELSH QBobby"J
First Prize Junior Debate '2-lg Chorus
Blanche's honesty and sincerity are
bound to carry her wherever she Wants
EVELYN WATTERS 1"EVe1yn"D
It is hard to tell what her hobby is,
but to all outward appearances it is
RUTH WEAMER C'Boots"J
This little blonde beauty is addicted
to dances and to chemical experiments.
JULIA WEBER C"Ju1ia"D
Her one stumbling block seems to be
Lating but even Napoleon met his Wat-
erloo. In all else she sets a high record.
Track '24g Chairman Junior Picnic l2-lg
Sorrows never seem to Weigh heavily
on jolly Bobby.
Christian is quiet and mild and We all
like him a lot.
PAULINE WERFT Q"Pa.u1ine"J
Ge ll C ral
Pauline compels our esteem by her un-
obtrusive application to work and her
WALTER WHISTLER C"Pete"J
Football '23, E245 Stnllont Council '25.
011e of our doughty heroes of the grid-
iron and also President of the Student
Council. A fiery temper and a good senie
of humor make Pete capable and pap-
T SLN: :Q xii O
Tor Row I5o'i"roM Row
KLeft to Htglltj flmft to Hightj
REGINA WHITE C'Regi.11a"J KATHERINE WILLS C'Katy"J
Orellestra '22, l23, 724, '25.
Regina is cne of the quiet effective
members cf our cla:s.
ROBERT WICKER C'B0b"J
Student Council '25g Varsity Football
'22, '23, ,243 Varsity 'Track l22, '23, '24g
Reserve Basketlizlll '23g Varsity Basket-
ball '24, ,255 Captain Foutliall Team '2-1.
Strong in his frame, and of a mood,
Which 'gainst the World in War hath
MLADELINE WILLIAMS C'Ma.mie"j
Madeline doesn't believe in working
too hard, except at a good time.
MIRIAM WILLOUGHBY C'Mim"J
Orcliestra '22g Chorus '25g Dramatics
'2Zlg Social Commfttee '2-lg Program Com-
mittee '25g Annual Staff '25,
Mim is "the friend in need Who is a
friend indeed." She has a sense of
humor that bursts out when you least
A little miss who doe:n't neglect her
lessens for anyone.
HILDA WILSON f"Hi1da"j
Student Council '24,
Why do We all like Hilda? Because
she is frienlly, earnest and pleasant.
EDNA WISE C'EdIla"D
E.fna's circle of friends admit that she
is a ccnscientious student and quiet
SAMUEL WISE C'Sam"J
If it is interest in his lessons that
makes him so good in his classes, he
must find school a charming place.
Tor Row Bowfron Row
fLcft to Righty 5 fLcft to Jffgmy
IDA WOOMER C'Ida"J LOUISE YEARICK C'Louise"j
Gvncral n' "" Gmzcml
Ida. is quiet, gentle, and entirely
worthy to achieve her high ambition.
EDNA WYNEKOOP f"Eddie"J
Girls' G16-0 Ch1b'2-1,'25g Chorus '24,'25.
Edna is going to make use of those
toilsome days in the "Com.mercia,1 Pal-
Louise is the right sort of school chum,
friendly and agreeable.
LUELLA ZIMMERMAN C'Lue11a"y
We are sure that her unfailing good
humor will keep her happy and con-
RAY ZOOK C'Ray"D
Ray is an excellent studentg not very
big but filling a big place in our affec-
' e gg,g-Qip SX. o ..
History of the Mid-Year Class
In September 1921 a group of
about a hundred boys and girls en-
tered the portals of A. ll. S. for the
first time. They were Mid-year
Freshmen, and at first felt their posi-
tion greatly, but this feeling soon
gave place to one of humility.
You see, they had already had one
half-year of Freshman work in Cen-
tral Grammar, and they had ex-
pected to seem more than ordinary
Freshmen when they reached High
School. Instead, they were as green
as the rest, and did all the foolish
things that Freslnnen are apt to do,
and will do.
Then with the beginning of the
second semester, they realized that
they were Sophomores! Then the
same proud feeling came over them
again -for weren't they Sopho-
mores, while the rest of the students
who sought learning in the afternoon
session, were only Freshmen? This
feeling of bliss and pride lasted until
June, when they were allowed to re-
cuperate for a few months after their
strenuous first year in High Sehool.
The next September they came
back, slightly older, slightly wiser,
and slightly sadder tha11 the year be-
fore. They were back to work and
to learn, since they had spent so
much time the year before in becom-
ing used to High School work. They
worked hard, making good marks on
the whole. Some of the girls won
Girls' League honor pins for having
Again February marked a promo-
tion for them. They carried on their
Junior work with the same steady
power they had showed in their
Sophomore work. In May the Junior
class invited them to their picnic.
Quite a number attended, and had a
jolly good time. In a few days they
received their final grades, and
school closed for the summer.
Back they came in the fall,eagerly
looking forward to the time when
they would be Seniors. Their work
was rather hard, finishing the Junior
subjects in the hope of becoming
Seniors. Finally, after hard exams,
checking up of credits, and a lot of
fussing, most of them did become
Seniors. The long end in view was
reached at last ! Two members of the
2415 class made basketball teamsg
Parthenia Hudnall on the girls'
team, and Thomas Goodfellow on the
boys'. The Seniors invited the Mid-
years to their social affairs. A good
many went to all the socials, the
Senior picnic and the Junior picnic.
Nearly all the Mid-years went to the
Junior picnic, and the time that they
had that day will always be a pleas-
After a happy summer spent in
camping, traveling, or in various
positions, they came back to finish
the last lap of the big race. The
semester went quickly. Wlitiii the
Annual staff was selected, the office
of editor was given to Charles Faris.
The position of associate editor was
given to Alger Geary, and many
other positions on the staff were
given to other Mid-years.
During January the Senior elec-
tions caused quite a lot of excite-
ment. This was due to the fact that
the Mid-years proposed to elect one
of their members to the presidency.
Consequently, they nominated Tho111-
as Goodfellow. The whole class stood
solid and placed their candidate
among the leaders. Because of the
lack of a majority in the voting,
there were three elections. Thomas
Goodfellow held out through the sec-
ond, when he received the third larg-
est number of votes.
The Mid-year class closed its work
with a banquet. This banquet was
the first recognized Mid-year social
event, and was a glorious success.
After the class formally closed its
work, George Rigg, Lester Mc-
Cracken, VValter Kearney, and Jos-
eph Knepper, left school to take
positions. The rest have remained
in the school taking post-graduate
work. The Seniors have invited
them to take part in the social activ-
ities, an invitation they have enthu-
siastically accepted. On they stay
until June, when the sheep-skin will
at last be obtained.
History of the
For the past four years a company
of the youth of Altoona and vicinity,
known the Class of 1925, has been
banded together. They have strug-
gled long toward the goal they have
new gloriously reached, and without
fear or favor they endeavor to place
before you the history of the Class
In the year 1921, at that season
when Mother Nature was changing
her fresh summer garments for the
more gaudy hues of fall, there ap-
peared along the paths which led to
our abode of knowledge, a body
which, contrary to the color of the
season, was exceedingly fresh and
green. The great body advanced
with halting step, glancing timidly
in the direction of a dignified Senior
or shrinking breathlessly as a group
of sophisticated Sophomores passed,
hilarious over their new and exalted
position, It is hardly necessary to
say that this green and shrinking
group was made up of Freshmen, not
unusually fresh, but surely green in
the manners and customs of the
school. On entering the building
they wandered aimlessly about the
halls, looking upon everything with
open-eyed astonishment. Finally they
were rounded into the auditorium by
the teachers. After a rather short
but a very amazing conference with
the Dean, they were directed to re-
port the next day and were dis-
missed. Thus ended the first day.
Upon returning to school the fol-
lowing day they were assigned to
classes, directed to recitation rooms,
and given text-books. So began the
High School career, a life replete
with joys and with sorrows, but a
life with associations dear now, and
ever more dear, we believe, in retro-
The lf'reshman year was practic-
ally uneventful, the days arrived
with unerring and provoking regu-
larity and passed, some more, some
less, swiftly into oblivion, until the
end of the term arrived and every-
one exerted himself to pass the finals,
and thus enter happily upon the long
Early one September morning in
1922, a certain group of people were
awakened with the announcement:
'fTime to get up. School begins.
You're a Sophomore now." They one
and all tumbled out on this particu-
lar morning without the usual
amount of persuasion, and off they
hiked valiantly for school. No longer
did they cower and shrink. No long-
er were their efforts to be rewarded
with indifference. They were high
and mighty Sophomores.
Vklith a will they attacked their
old algebra, the languages, and con-
sidered with high hopes the new
Through the whole year of a rath-
er dull term the Sophomores worked
hard, and their efforts bade fair to
eclipse all records. Then as the sum-
mer vacation came round, with two
years of their course behind them,
they secretly adopted higher ambi-
tions and aspirations. v
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After three months ol rest and
pleasure, in 1923 the class returned
as Juniors to their post ot duty for
a hard year's work. A great change
had swept over them during vaca-
tiong from a group of backward kids
they had developed into a sociable
lot of young men and women.
The first 'few days, of course, were
spent in chatting, and in general in
becoming better acquainted with
each other. But the days wore on,
and chemistry ceased to be a fathom-
less mystery and the laboratory no
lllllglll' held the terrors of a powder
magazine, as plane geometry ap-
peared more plain, and the work of'
harvesting points continued, then,
profiting by the experience of oth-
ers, the Juniors "made hay while the
Their activities were of a studious
rather than a social nature, and 11ot
until the last of May did the lively
spirits of the class begin to stir. ,As
a result, early in June, the Juniors
had a picnic at Bland Park and a
glorified picnic it turned out to be,
everyone making merry in the danc-
ing, in contests, a11d in eating. Late
that evening the jolly crowd separ-
ated again for vacation.
In 1924 school opened unusually
early. Everything was in a bustle.
Naturally the Seniors took time to
greet each other and to swap a few
yarns, but they were too busy to de-
velop that head-expansion usually
attributed to persons in their posi-
Having disposed of the i'll'PSll11l6ll
in the new Junior lligh Sehool and
thereby having resumed the 8 :30 till
2:30 day, the first part of the 'term
passed quickly in hard work and
The Christmas vacation over, the
Seniors returned to school, keyed to
the highest pitch of expectancy, for
in a short time they would organize
and elect their officers. Finally one
morning they were called to the
auditorium. Dr. Robb opened the
meeting and announced that nomina-
tions were in order for the different
offices. Every Senior remembers, and
will long remember that eleetion-
algebraieally expressed it amounts to
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John Hess was elected President,
Christine Klesius, Viee President,
Helen Gibbons, Secretary, and James
Nor in the midst of all the social
flurry did the Seniors forget to work.
With a grim determination they
strove manfully to strengthen their
grasp on the coveted diplomas.
May passed with its finals and a'
that, with its festivities and a' that,
bringing in its wake the day of days,
the Commencement of the Class of
1925, and ai that. As they look baek
over the four years of joys and sor-
rows, of trials and tribulations, they
can say that theirs was a race well
run. VVhat they have done in the
past can no longer be held against
them. Wlhat they will do in the
future lies wholly with themselves.
They worked to the last, and never
lost sight of their ideals and stand-
ards. Then one fine day in June, in
the year of our llord one thousand
nine hundred and twenty-five, the
Ulass of l925 graduated and scat-
tered out into the world, where
Hman to man, the world o'er, they'll
brothers be for a' that".
MIRIA M L. XYILLO UGHRY.
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Who's Who in 1925
Hip, hip, hoorayl Three cheers for
Johnny! He's an all-round good
sport and some sheik. In a football
game, Johnny always saw the open-
ing some other fellow missed, and
pretty soon little Johnny filled the
hole. At basketball he's a mighty
good guard, and when he makes a
speech he carries the house. lle be-
lieves in doing well whatever he at-
tempts. Just now he has the job of
piloting a few hundred dignified
Seniors their perilous way to grad-
uation. VVe're sure he'll make our
functions a success-his cheerful
smile and good-natured banter are
always appropriate and enlivening
and his good sense will weather the
gales. And about his girl? Some
say she's a Titian beauty, the others
don 't know. Anyhow we're waiting
patiently to see her.
Who desn't know Helen? She's a
commercial student, and she's popu-
lar among the girls and boys. Shels
never intrusive, but always welcome.
Like Cinderella, she comes and is
gone again. 'There's nothing unusual
about Hel en, except that she just has
so many good qualities rolled up in
her heart that she fits everywhere.
She's just sweet and courteous and
ololiging and lovable. VVe're glad
shels our Secretary.
Mr. Robb said we wanted an ex-
ceptionally honest fellow for the job
of holding the money. Vlle picked
Jimmie. lle couldn't even tell his
teacher the tiniest iib without blush-
ing - that speaks for itself. But all
teasing aside - Jimmie's a fine chap,
likeable, even if he is liable to falter
and stutter if you hurry him. He's
there when it comes to dancing.
Here's to our Jinnnie. May his days
land our financesj live and prosper.
Slam, bang, "Hello everybody!"
Chris is here, and a great little old
Chris she is. A leader in girls' ath-
letics, and Miss Lentz's right hand
man in the Girls' League, Chris sure-
ly is kept busy just doing things.
Cheerful, good-natured, Chris is a
princess among us women. She
strives honestly and accomplishes
big things in studies as well as ath-
letic and social activities. She's cap-
tain of the girls' basketball team-
that's what her fellow-athletes think
of her, she's Secretary of the Girls'
League - that's what we girls think
'l'here's a tall, blond, good-natured
chap who reams these halls-I've
often wondered who he is, have you 'l
He 's a good student, and has quite a
perceptible leaning toward geome-
try. llc can give a satisfactory proof
always-satisfactory to teacher or
class, by the latter I mean he can
extend a recitation to the last signal
and save some unlucky fellow with-
out detracting from his own credit.
Maybe you've guessed- lim talking
about Charles Faris, Editor of our
Annual. You ought to see him con-
duct a meeting. It serves several
purposes -business and social. But
Charles is a mighty capable fellow,
broad-shouldered enough to bear his
burden of importance with modesty.
Ylle look for big things from him.
One of our associate editors, the
coppery-haired young man better
known as the Flaming Youth, is a
likeable chap, entertaining, and a bit
eeeentrie. llets a sort of poet, too.
Wlrites ambling verse, you know,
about fair ladies, the sun, the vain
mud-turtles, cabbages, and kings and
various other creations of Nature
and man. And girls! He's taking
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dancing lessons. Perhaps you've seen
him execute the latest steps. He's
tall and thin, and quite a stude, and
best of all, there 's a generous heart
under his coat -just ask a favor of
him and youlll see..
You all know this versatile young
chap, Billy Green? Of course! Vllhy
ask? He's skilled as a musician,
cheer leader, dancer, and he's the
Editor-in-chief of our Mountain Echo.
He knows how to work and how to
play without wearing a long face at
a party or cutting capers when
there's work to be done. He has the
proper attitude at the proper time.
He 's a friend to everybody. Did you
ever hear him knock on anyone or
anything around school? Did he
ever fail to do his bit? He's got
real school spirit. and the class of '25
is mighty proud of Billy, for he's
the sort of chap that docs big things.
He gives cheerfully of all that's in
him, and he doesn't expect anything
in return. Let's get his spirit and
make old A. H. S. proud of us!
Jim is tall and thin and has dark
hair and serious black eyes-until
he gets amused. Then watch 'em
shine. He's a quiet likeable chap,
and mighty efficient as business man-
ager. Courteous and gentlemanly,
hels liked by the fair ones as well as
by the fellows. .Ask any of the folks
Who know him, they'll tell you Jim
is a good sport. He doesn't say
much but he thinks a lot. Some day
he's going to act upon the dictates
of his brain, and his thinking will
eome in handy. Jim's of the steady,
determined kind that does big things.
Watch his dust!
Mary, as president of the Girls'
League, has on her hands a big ex-
ecutive job which she dispatches
with promptness and ability. The
better you know her, the better you
like her. She ls a good sport, a good
student, and a good actress. If you
don't remember "Daddy Long
Legs", drop in to see the Tuesday
plays some week. You'll see. If you
don't know Mary, get acquainted.
Her heart's in her Work. She's some
girl, this Mary!
You've seen the blond six-footer
with the glasses and the individual
walk. That's Claytl He's a good
student when he wants to be, al-
though Latin seems to be his Vllater-
loo, as he frankly admits. But he's
made our literary department what
it wasn't and is kept busy collecting
material and writing stories under
the pressure of blank columns. And
he's no slaeker when it comes to soc-
ial activities. Ylle hear he's an ex-
pert decorator, and a pretty good
dancer. And he's not a mean sport
when it comes to entertaining the
ladies. lle's got plenty of friends,
and is respected by his classmates
but he's not goody-goody. And oh,
what a vocabulary he has!
Our "Lady Fair" of the Mid-year
class is Betty. lille all love her. She's
a peppy young miss, and as sincere
a friend as one could wish. Her in-
variable 'tRo-o-a-dl" at the lock-
er, and Hllello everybody" and
"VVhere,s Mart?" are welcome,
familiar, and never failing sounds.
ller array of adjectives is marvelous.
She believes in doing things well,
and puts her heart and soul into her
Larry, the tall silent one, towers
some six feet. llc is a member of
the orchestra and very reliable with
his little clarinet. Naturally unas-
suming, Larry doesn't make a great
noise, but when he tried out for the
Junior Debate last year, people woke
up to his ability. He hasn't any girl
yet - he 's too bashful. Larry repre-
sents honor and Senior dignity.
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History of the Junior Class
Hear ye, hear ye, all and sundry!
Listen to us, the class of '26, while
we set forth the tale of our achieve-
ments and our failures, our joys and
our sorrows, our hopes and our reali-
On a beautiful afternoon in the
September of nineteen hundred and
twenty-two, about seven hundred
boys and girls tripped gaily to the
Altoona flligh Sehool- back of them
eight years of somewhat confined
sehool life, before them f the future
with its bigger opportunities, wider
aeqnaintanees, and greater happiness
We were one of those unfortunate
classes who had to spend their first.
year in High School after the two-
session day had been instituted. Nat-
urally we missed the Contact with
our austere elders-a contact said
to be a. boon to 1'll'0Sh1110ll. But in
spite of that loss we got settled after
a few weeks of wandering around
and getting lost.
Our first year we spent mainly in
trying to learn what the faculty with
some difficulty tried to hammer into
our young and inexperienced heads,
and in buying football, basketball,
baseball, and traek tickets, for we
are ardent supporters of our Alina
Mater in her athletics. That was the
year in which we all turned out to
see our football team beat Johnstown.
on a eold November day. This feat
has been accomplished but onee in
our high sehool eareer, and we are
trusting that it will be repeated next
VVe shall never forget that day,
it was one day when all high sehool
turned out, eheered and rejoiced to-
gether. Nothing else worthy of inen-
tion here happened that year, exeept
other vietories in basketball, base-
ball, and track, whieh we supported
very loyally, and the oeeasional an-
nouneeinent that we would have
chapel, the advent of which was the
cause of great rejoicing, for that
meant we'd miss a period. 'Thus
passed one year of our high sehool
Our second year started rather
differently, for instead of being ver-
dant little lflreslnnen we had at-
tained the dignity of Sophoniores.
Likewise and furthermore on aeeount
of our new eondition we were en-
abled to attend sehool with ithe
other upper elassinen, in the morn-
ing. XVe sat in the heights in ehapel,
and for onee were able to look down
upon our dignified elders. This year
passed almost as uneventfully as our
iirst year had, except for the faet
that we had established more of a
reputation for ourselves, seholastie-
ally, athletieally, and socially. VVe
must also admit that some of our
number had the privilege of rnateh-
ing wits with lllr. llare in the priv-
acy of a little oliiee that has beeorne
very familiar to us. Of course, we
fully realize that we might not have
had this rare opportunity had it not
been for the elevating iniiuenee of
our beloved elders. Days, however,
passed into weeks, the weeks into
months, and finally we attained that
much-hoped-for title -we were Jun-
In this position we learned more
tricks of the trade, too numerous to
be mentioned here. Vile learned too,
that "all work and no play niakes
Jack a dull boy", and so, believing
in it as we did, we naturally put it
in praetiee, mueh to the annoyanee
of our parents.
We have shown our prowess more
than ever in athleties by contribut-
ing some exeellent inaterial to both
the football and basketball teams.
Throughout this year we have been
very sueeessful when we haven't
fail ed, very joyful when not sorrow-
ful, and very hopeful even when we
hoped against hope. ,
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Upon the completion of this, our
Junior year, we shall at last enter
the Senior class. lt will be the cul-
mination of three years of hard
This ends our tale. We have tried
to tell it to you as aeeurately as
pos-- as we deemed necessary. We
trust you will take it for better or
worse. VVe know that the history ot
our past will color our future, but
we are nevertheless looking stead-
fastly and fearlcssly into that future,
ready for what it holds for ns. No
matter what it holds, we pledge to
thee, our Alma Mater, the best that's
H We will always sing thy praises,
XYork for thy success,
llail to noble Alma Mater,
Ilail to A. II. S."
Who's Who in '26
Hitt! Bang! Who's coming? Oh,
sure enough, you might know! 1t's
just Mary llenderson, our star bas-
The Junior Ulass is well represent-
ed on this year's Girls' Basketball
Team with Beatrice Ayers, Mary
llenderson, lflleanore Steckman, Mil-
dred Miller, Aunda Slack and Elea-
We wonit be a bit surprised to
hear our prima donna, Gladys Feist,
being proclaimed as a second Galli-
Uurei in the near future.
We are well represented too, when
it comes to forceful debaters. Among
the most noted are: Virginia Leader,
Caroline ltlekels, Paul Smith and Jos-
eph Findley, all of whom took part
in the Mid-year Junior Debates. And
listen, my friends, and you will hear
Mac VVilson's lusty voice booming
out in Congress some of these days.
Marion Wicker has played a prom-
inent part on the athletic committee
this year. Every time there are tick-
ets to be sold for any of the games
Marion is on the job.
Regina Meek has played quite an
active part in the work of the Girls'
lieague this year.
Charles Shingler, Raymond Koelle
and John Shugarts have made names
tor themselves on the football field
this year. VVC won't be a bit sur-
prised to see their names on the All-
American some day.
Raymond lloffman, lliarry Franks,
liynn Focht and John Decker eer-
tainly did a lot to put A. ll. S. on
the map in basketball. We expect
lots of them next year.
llilda Rodkey and llelen Pearce
are two of our dramatic stars. 'l'hey
added grace to the annual Girls'
Reba-Johnson is another outstand-
ing dramatic star, a second Mitzi.
Norman Campbell, llarold Stover,
lloward Schuler and Paul Smith are
some of the Juniors who help to
soothe our savage breasts with their
Harriet lloenstine is Vice Presi-
dent ot the Girls' League and we all
agree she has been a good one.
We'd like to see the day when For-
delia Uottey isn't pulling oft some
monkey business or llelen Faust isn it
up to some mischief. Helen, by the
way, is Yin-e President of the Enter-
tainment tlroup of the Girls' League.
History of the
In September, 1923, about eight
hundred and titty verdant souls en-
tered theAltoona lligh School. Those
were the days in which the upper
elassmen went to sehool in the morn-
Sophomore Class ,
ings and the Freshmen in the after-
After we had been assigned to our
classes we found our new lite just
suddenly and easily begun. XVe had
to learn the mysteries of algebra and
,lforeign languages. Vile often thought
how nice it would be to be a Senior,
revered by the Freshmen, and known
Vile had several brief and always
welcome reliefs from the school rou-
tine. Then the Mid-year examina-
tions came, and we anxiously waited
to know who would pass. Having
survived this ordeal we settled our-
selves down to another half-year's
toil. Those who were in the Mid-year
classes were now elevated to the dig-
nity of Sophomores, and how the rest
wished they too had arrived.
At last in June loomed the final
examinations, with vacation just
over the fence. Those who failed the
tests went back in September for an-
other half year 's sojourn in the
Freshman class. Those who were
successful finally became Sopho-
Now the Sophomore year began
but alas and alas, there were no
Freshmen to show our superiority to 5
they are in the Junior High and we
are still the lowest class in the Senior
High School. That, however, does
not depress us, we know we shall be
stately Seniors some day in the not
Cnc of our greatest days was Sep-
tember 12, 1924, Defense Day, when,
in a. grand parade, all the boys of
the High School turned out well, and
we were there, too, "Great 116314165
gentlemen - marching along l ' '
The school party held on Decem-
ber 19 for the boys of the A. H. S.
was a great success and the Sopho-
mores had the best time.
Our great hope is that all of us
will be Juniors next year in Sep-
tember. GUNNAR BEoKMAN.
Who's Who in '27
Louise Bard and Mildred Miller
were our two very snappy basketball
players. With two more years to
play these girls ought to do a lot for
A. H. S.
Anne McGuire, Thella Slick, Vir-
ginia Dunn, Nellie McCauley and
Helen Frisch are also promising can-
didates to hold up our basketball
fame. Don't take anything Thella or
Virginia say seriously for they are
On the Reserves the Brinkley
Twins and Joe Wilsoii were three
very useful scorers. They helped to
make the five Reserve games vie-
Any time you meet Frank House-
holder ask him how to compare a
The budding artist of our class is
Elizabetli Keagy. Perhaps you have
seen some of the portraits "by
Keagyn on yellow sheets of algebra
Howard Burd is the Sophomore
member of the Athletic Committee
and a valuable addition to the
The dramatic talent of the class
showed forth on the night of the
school party when Charles Miller and
Louis Waltoii acted in "Why the
Chimes Rang". Marian Howard
made a splendid aristocratic society
girl in the W3ShlHgt0117S Birthday
Gus Notopoulos is our famous his-
tory student. When he grows a little
taller we hope to see him out for
Jean McKerihan is a member of
the Mountain Echo Staff and popu-
lar with her classmates.
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Personnel of the 1925 Horseshoe
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Charles A. Faris
Alger Geary Elizabeth Schimminger Theodore Moore
G. B. VVilliams
H. Drew Flegal
James Orr S
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The Annual Staff
Time and Place - Any general meet-
Editor fslightly peeverlj H-HI think
it's about time we get down to
business. Some of you have been
treating this Annual as a joke, and
have been lying down on the job.
I'm just disgusted with the liter-
ary department. It seems I must
have made a mistake when I put
some of them on the staff. Marie,
have you any stories?"
Marie --- "Yes, er- that is, we have
a lot promised."
Editor- HPromised!" fGlares at
Marie, who glares at staff, who in
turn glare at the flooixj
Editor- t'Say, have you any jokes
J.Edit0r fwho until this time thought
johes plentiful Q-"VVhy-we have
a few. "
Editor-"VVell it seems to me you
had a fewthe last time. Nowlisten,
you got to get busy there!" KTO
one of class eflitorsj "What've
C. Editor - ' ' Why, er - I got an
idea. " fSubduecl laughteizj
Editor Kheaeily sarcasticj - "Well
I'm glad you got an idea. Now
listen everybody, I didn't take this
job with the idea of making
friends, and it takes a lot of my
time and means a lot of work and
I Want you to get busy." KTO per-
sonal editorj-"How is your work
P. Editor-"It seems that about
thirty-five were left off all thelists,
but I'm having a meeting to see
Editor-"All 1-ight, see to it."
K Turns to music editors 1 -'tSay,
I don't believe you know what
you're supposed to do. Now don't
be afraid to come around and ask
me questions. I ean't do every-
thing"-fa heavy tone of self-
pityj-'tbut I can tell you what
M. Editor-"We wrote up about
the band, and are going to ask Mr.
Compton about the classes today."
Editor-"All right, just so it's
coming along. Now does every-
body understand what he's sup-
posed to do?"- flloolcs arounolj
-- "It tha.t's the ease we might as
well adjourn. But listen every-
body, I didn't take this job with
Staif fhurriedlyj-"Yes, yes, we
know all about thati' fanrl they
beat a hasty retreatj
fAI1d that 'S thatj
Time -- Day Annual is given out
Place -- The staff meeting.
Editor fwho comes in laughing for
onee to an Annual meeting, grins
with surprise when he sees that
the literary staff who ordinarily
hunt back seats are up frontj-
"Well," floohs aronnelj "well, is
everybody here? You know I'm
getting surprisingly favorable
Comments on this Annual, and I
suppose I'm making the regular
editor speech by talking this way.
But when I think how disgusted
sometimes I got with everything
and how I talked to you all-why
now it just makes me laugh. Marie,
ftrying to glare in the olel wayj -
why did you lead me on with that
tale about not getting any stories
or any help from the staff? Ihlhat
did you mean by it?"
Marie K no hesitation here now, and
with an I-told-you-so air j-"Well,
I said I had a l-ot promised. You
ean't blame me if you took your
v t" 1:6 tx "t" 'I.IIIf."""""""'.,.......,.
own meaning. But really, I don't
think we did so badly if I do have
to say it myself?"
Ediitor- "Badly! I should say not.
And you, Anthony, saying you
hadn't any jokes?"
B. Anthony fthe successful joke edi-
torj-"Hum-Oh, Mr. Faris, sir,
your memory is failing. If I re-
call - I said I had a few."
Editor I laughing with the rest now
that the Annual is off his chest j-
"You win that one, Bob. And
while I'm passing around the
compliments I Want to say some-
thing about the photographs. Bill,
you're a wizard. Some of the pie-
tures aetually look like us."
B. Gailey--"Simply a matter of
using my extensive persuasive
Cries- "Down with hint!"
Editor-"And the music depart-
ment eame out well. I used to
thinksometimes I'd have to get at
it and write it myself. Now I'm
glad I didn't."
One of the Staff-"Say, Clialrles,
w11at's the idea of all this talk?
Don't you feel well, I never saw
you eating so much humble pie."
Editor fbelligerentlyj-"I'm not
eating a11y humble pie, understand
that. I'm glad everything turned
out all right, but I think that the
grouehings you got here did you
good. At least they didn't do you
One of the Staii' - HThat's the tone
to take. Now we feel at home.
Proceed with the rest. If you need
any prompting it begins-'Now
listen, everybody, I didn't take
this job with the idea of-"'
fEclitoi' makes toward him with
long arm outstretched and murdei'
in his eye.j
Voice from 113,11-"Have you seen
the Annual yet. Some book, I tell
you. Some editor, I tell youf'
Editor K squares his shoulders, wiizlfs
shamelessly at the stajffj -Hlletis
adj ourn. "
DOROTHY GEIB '25.
The Radio lub
On a gloomy day in March, 1924,
certain members ot that species ot
bacteria known as radio bugs inaug-
urated a radio club under the aus-
pices of the Science Department. A
eommittee was appointed to draw up
a constitution, and a membership
committee to entice other near-radio
bugs into the net ot the aneient or-
der. lt was unanimously agreed to
hold club meetings on Friday even-
The present li-adio Club inherited
equipment for a radio set from a.
radio club of tornier years. Al-
though the materials were generous-
ly stamped with the trademarks of
Father Time, they were still service-
able. Hur present radio set has been
built to give the elub experimenta-
tion in the various sidelines of radio.
.I-int after the club had put the radio
set in a iinished state, no aerial was
to be had.
"The paths ot glory
l.ead to the grave", murmurs
Thomas Gray. Nevertheless the path
of radio leads one into many plaees
not down, but up, and on occasions
when the club members ascended
to the roof they were not seeking
glory, but an aerial support. A sup-
port was loeated by dint of much
eticort, and iinally an aerial grace-
tully swayed in the breeze from the
flagpole to a corner ot the root and
the club members went on an orgy
of tuning for distant stations. This
debaueh eontinued for many weeks
until old Boreas put an end to it by
ripping the aerial down. Repeated
replacements failed to hold it. ln
addition to holding the aerial seeure,
it was hard to keep down the static
electricity because ot the height of
the aerial. Often the eleetrieity was
seen to jump a gap of a half ineh.
At last, in desperation an indoor aer-
ial was deeided on. Atter installing
the aerial a test was made and the
new aerial worked with great sue-
eess. During the installation of-the
indoor aerial the club members maar-
the aequaintanee ot dear old Min-
erva, the Goddess of Wisdom, who
used to guard the threshold ot this
sanctuary of knowledge, to say noth-
ing ot' sundry eobwebs that existed
Among the notable exploits under-
taken by the Radio Club was the re-
eeption of President t.Toolidge's in-
augural address. The school as-
sembled with the expectant hope of
hearing the address. The loudspeak-
er was switched on and a few
squawks and squeals were received
whieh sounded like the Jugo-Slavian
National Anthem. Net result f one
disgusted audience and 'one down-
hearted club. Cause - excessive sta-
tic which drowned out all broad-
The aim of the Radio Club is to
promote interest in Radio, and to
be ot service. Club members have
shown many amateur fans how to
tune their sets to create no disturb-
ance. Radio sets have been built for
people, who state that the construe-
tion of the sets has been entirely
scientific and satisfactory. The noble
post of president. was handed to Har-
old Uaum, the weighty office of viee-
president to Joseph Buser, thc time-
honored place ot' secretary to the
taeile pen of Frank Basler, and Mr.
Jones added the title of treasurer to
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The Student Council
Tha- t01'111 1924-25 is tho SOK'0ll1l
your that Altoona 'llipgh School has
haul IL Studvut lfouucil, 'Pho oHivo1's
for this term arc: l7l'l'Sltll'llT, VV:1lt01'
NVl1istl01'g Vice ,l'1'vside11t,l3ctty l'lillI'Z
Sc-011-ta1'y, l'l11'isti11o 'Klosiusg Treas-
111'01', 'l'l1o111z1s Cloodfvllow. Tlll'I'l' ill?
on-1' thirty 1110lIlb0l'S in tl1is ovgan-
izzltion who ai-0 1'op1'esv11tatiws from
tho 1'opo1'ti11g l'00ll1S. The 1ll0Illll0l'S
of tho Student Counvil arc to sw-
that 0I'dt'l' is 111ai11tai11Ed hy tho stu-
dc-nts of tho sc-hoolg to tako 0l1z11',q0
ol' tho distribution of thc- school pa-
por, the Mozmfuioz Evhog and to 111-
port to homo rooms tho docisious illlll
the action izllillll at lll9l'flllg.!S. 'Tlw
llll'0ill1gS arc hold aftor svhool Oll
The Stuclvut Council is 21 l'UlJl'l'-
sv11tativv 0l'f.ftllllZ21fl0l1 of thc Altoo-
11z1 High School. lf is only illl'0llgL'll
this o1'gz111izatio11 that c'o111plvtv co-
opc1'atio11 of tho SfllllOlliS and thn-
favulty is svn-1111-nl.
Mountain Echo Staff
Vice President ,...,.,.
Associzrte Editors .....
U Scott Geesey
Thomas Goorlfellow John Shaw
'Fred Miller Mary Henderson
Martha D. Pearce
P. T. A. REPORTER
Martha Minick HILQGRAMS
JOKES Catherine Gallagher
Herbert Owens Eugene Cutler
Nathan Kunes VVillis Ford
JAMES ORR, Manager
Harold Levine Elizabeth Smith Eleanor Wilson
Drew F1ega.1 Truman Crist
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The Mountain Echo
There is perhaps nothing which
reflects to an outsider or in fact to
anyone, the life, pep, and activity of
a high school more than does its
official periodical publication. This
organ is the medium through which
students learn what has happened
and what is to happen. Above all, it
is the mirror into which the student
body may look and be either
ashamed or proud. 'That is why it
should be the resolve of every fair-
minded, school-spirited student to
contribute whatever he can of his
best effort, and to lend the best of
his abilities, to the success of the
A Our own .7lI0lHll'llt7l- Echo has had a
remarkably successful term. The
Staff was recruited as usual from
green timber, so to speak, and with
a Green editor launched its new ship
on a sea of the usual trials and tribu-
lations of a beginner. Hy the time
the initial edition had come off the
press the crew, however, had learned
to steer a straighter course, and
when the second edition was about
to go to press the efficient business
manager informed the editor that
they had a clear course before them.
In this new Echo the space formerly
occupied by advertisements was
filled with other material. Through
an enterprising move arrangements
had been made to have the paper
appear bi-monthly throughout the
year without any advertisements.
Since then the four pages have been
filled chock full of school news,
poetry, stories, athletics, radio do-
ings and jokes. The Moimtoin Echo
owes a great debt to our own Mr.
Nhlilliams, faculty business manager,
and to Mr. Hare who has kept our
finances straight. The editor also
wishes to extend his sincere thanks
to eachiand every member of the
staff and to every contributor,
whether his contribution. was printed
or not, for their loyal and until-ing
services in making the success of the
paper. Finally, let it be known that
without the helpful guidance and
careful censorship of Miss Mulock
the .lllozuzfuin Echo could not possi-
bly have been the success it has been
in the past term.
This season, be it known, has in-
cluded many a new experience for
both editor and staff. If you are one
of those persons who have, even for
one minute, envied the editor of a
school publication, listen if you will,
to a little inside dope on the subject.
True, the Editor it is who has his
name in large letters at the head of
the staff. It is he who presides at
the staff meetings with such a domi-
neering mien. But it is he who gets
the knocks, too. Did you ever hear
the criticisms, the complaints, and
the slams, that go buoyantly about?
VVhat is then the general consensus
of opinion?m"l"ire the editor."
First there is that pitiful appeal-
f'Material l" Then the careful plan-
ning of the departments-just so
there is something for each depart-
ment, it doesn't matter much what
it is. A little 'period of idleness comes
in which the Editor collects his wits
for the writing of some deep editor-
ial. But alas, when he sees it in
print, can this be the same aggrega-
tion of the various parts of speech
that he so laboriously compiled?
Vllhy yes, to be sure, merely a few
cuts have been made by the censor.
Then comes the last minute rush.
Gangway for the Editor, the steno-
grapher, the messenger boy, and the
dummy pasterl The Green Editor
Comes sputteringly into the commer-
cial palace and demands of his fair
typists whether they thought the
paper was coming out this month or
about July Fourth, He then yanks a
scared Soph out of his reposeful
study in, the library and mumbles
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something about Green Avenue-
Tenth Street-third tloor-Mr.
Spencer - excuse - Miss Mulock 's
office-+-hands him his hat and shoves
him out of the door. He telephones
a few thousand times and then the
all-important gallcys arrive. lie
grabs the envelope, pulls out the long
printed strips of paper, and leafs
'feverishly through them in search of
that news item of whose presence he
is doubtful. Not finding it, he sits
down to dash off an account of a
student who was overcome by too
extensive work in preparation of an
article for the paper. A head is
poked in the door and the cheery
question smites his ear, "VVhere is
that story I handed in three months
ago? You know, the one about
'Little VVillie's Birthday Partyf H
The Editor ruinples his hair a little
more, and mumbles without a flicker
of the eyelash,"S,up in the galleys".
The would-be author leaves in high
hopes and expectations, little dream-
ing that the said "Willie,s Birthday
Party" may have been cremated un-
ceremoniously in the heat-producing
plant of the school. Janitors are so
Then comes that boresonie ordeal
- yet the somewhat amusing experi-
ence for the associates-pasting up
the dummy. First, the three mus-
kcteers, the editor and his two asso-
ciates, "one for all and all for one"
climb the stairs to the art room in
quest of scissors and glue. After
finding this necessary equipment
there ensues what might appear to
be a kindergarten class on a ramp-
age. Every little movement has a
meaning of its own. Each little art-
icle is carefully marked with its gal-
ley number by each little boy. If
this marking is neglected there is a
general hunt for the missing inch of
a story or the last line of a joke.
His Majesty, the Editor, finally de-
cides on the arrangement of the front
page, applying glue and fitting in the
articles in a way that arouses the
admiration of his associates and
makes the pert red-headed one ex-
claim, "Gee, he'd make a successful
wall paper hanger". In the midst
of the fracas, a recess is suddenly
declared by the advent of the same
red-head with refreshments.
Finally after much indirect reason-
ing, scratching out,and pasting over,
the dummy is apparently ready for
the printer. Explanations and direc-
tions fairly overfiow the mind of the
editor as he climbs the stairs to the
office of the man higher up.
The printer assures him in a mat-
ter of fact, business-like way, that he
can manage to get all of the import-
ant items on the front page, and that
the papers will be at the school by
twelve o'cloek noon of the day of
distribution. Then this much occu-
pied and horribly busy person the
Editor jumps at the chance for a few
moments rest and seclusion, which
he generally finds by drowning him-
self in a quiet little coca-cola.
He goes to the Palace of Learning
next day-thinking "a little ease
and rest to spend" - and is greeted
by the censor who says- "Good
work! Better ask Dr. Robb to an-
nounce a staff meeting today to get
the next number started!" And
bang-he's off again -and it 'S all
on again. But nevertheless this ex-
perience has been both fascinating
and instructive. VVe trust that those
who shall succeed us will find it
equally busy, proiitable, and pleas-
BILLY GREEN, '25,
E ditor-in-Chic f .
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X Senior Commercial Club -'
The Senior Commercial Club,
whose object is advancement along
educational. and social lines, was or-
ganized on Tuesday, March 10, 1925,
among the senior commercial class
members, with the following officers:
president, LeeAnna Laubacher, vice
president, Thelma Eekley, secretary,
Flora Nickola, treasurer, Charlotte
Heacoxg sergeant-at-arms, Mr. H. C.
Craig, sponsor, Miss Zella K. Morti-
mer, school. reporter, Helen Sander-
The following committees were
also formed: constitution: Dolores
Campbell, Phyllis Vogt, Elvera Sam-
uelson, Grace Hamilton, Grace Nick-
ola, Bernard Cswandelg social: Paul
Earnest, Lulu Lingentelter, Kathryn
O'Donnell, Margaret Clifford, Louise
Eckley, Florine Riley, Miriam Fried-
land, program, Ruth Isenberg,Seena
Greenberg, Margaret Gerhardt, Ma-
bel Glass, Miriam Leivine, Charles
The meetings of the club will be
held on the last Thursday evening of
every month. At the first meeting,
March 26, 1925, Mr. Dan Slep of the
Altoona, Mirror spoke on a com-
mercial subject. A Dalton adding
machine demonstration was also
given by a representative from the
The commercial juniors, who will
automatically be members of the
elub when they become seniors, ,will
be initiated at 21 picnic to be held in
the near future.
Here's to the Commercial Club.
May it live and prosper!
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The Girls League
The third successful term for the
Girls' League, 1924-25, was opened
in the fall with an animated election
of officers. When the nominations
were over, clever and appropriate
posters were made by the girls and
hung in the halls, announcing to the
girls the various candidates and their
At the next meeting the candidates
were introduced to the girls by the
pupils who nominated them, and
were voted upon by the combined
classes. As a result of the election
Mary McKelvey was chosen Presi-
dent, Harriet Hoenstine, Vice Presi-
dent, Christine Klesius, Secretary-
and Winifrcd McClure, Treasurer.
The Tuesday morning chapel per-
iod is devoted each week to the Girls'
League meetings. The group meet-
ings of the different classes under
the direction of Miss Lentz, Dean of
Girls, were devoted this term in the
Sophomore year to talks on health,
in the Junior year to etiquette, and
in the Senior year to vocations.
The topics for the general meet-
ings were based on scholarship,
thrift, character and the work of the
At the beginning of the term the
subject of uniform dress was again
brought before the girls, and as they
had decided last year by a majority
vote in its favor, Miss Conley from
Gable's Store showed them many
different and attractive styles of
jumpers that might be obtained. The
first week of October was the date
set for the adoption of this plan, giv-
ing plenty of time to those girls who
were having their jumpers made at
home. So far the experiment has
proven very successful, the majority
of the girls are highly pleased with
the good appearance and satisfac-
tory style of our jumpers. Vile hope
that the girls from the Lincoln Build-
ing and Junior High School are find-
ing it to be just as satisfactory and
appropriate for every day Wear as
we have in our one year's experience.
.The program for the November
meeting was the presentation of the
Scholarship pins, provided by the
League and conferred by Dr. Robb,
who addressed the girls on standards
of scholarship. Our new president,
Mary McKelvey presided. 'Those who
received the silver pins Were:
of the bronze pins
Matliilrle Connell Betty Bing
Twenty-nine names appeared on
the Girls' League Honor Roll for
1923. The number increased to forty-
four for the year ending in 1924. The
honor roll is based on an average of
at least 90 per cent for the school
year in four solids. A bronze pin is
awarded to those who maintain this
standard for the first year, a silver
pin is given for those who maintain
it for the second year, and a gold pin
is given for the third year.
A talk on 'thrift was given in the
December meeting by Mr. Roelofs, a
representative of the Altoona Trust
Company, and formerly a teacher in
the history department. Mr. Roelofs
emphasized the importance of small
things in life, and pointed out the
many benefits of the budget system.
At the meeting of the Sophomore
Class in December, Miss Lentz for
the League, presented to the girls as a
Christmas greeting, cards containing
the Standards of Right of the Girls'
League. She expressed the hope that
the standards would be carried out
by the girls and become the ideals to
which they would closely live.
Christmas greeting cards were sent
to all the faculty advisors of the dif-
ferent departments of the League.
.At the January meeting the
League had the pleasure and privi-
lege of hearing Reverend Donald VV.
t'arruthers, of State College. Rever-
end Carruthers talked about a girl 's
relationship to boys and what a
beautiful thing friendship could be.
Ile also told of the wonderful power
of .prayer and how helpful. it can be
in our daily living. Many otherinter-
esting thoughts Reverend Carruth-
ers left 'with us, and we feel sure
that his talk will have had a good
effect on the lives of the girls.
The program for the February
meeting was a little play given by
several girls of the entertainment
group under the direction of Eleanor
VVilson, another member of the
group. The play was entitled "Truth
for a Dayl' and was very apropos,
being given just a day after the
celebration of George NVashington's
Q At the March meeting Dr. Hollis-
ter of the State Department of Pub-
lie Health spoke of the importance
of keeping our teeth clean, and told
us ofthe large opportunities afforded
girls who wished to study dental
X After discussion a Girls' League
pin for every girl in the League was
adopted. The design was drawn by
Dorothy Shugarts, and is to be made
up in gold or silver. This will make
a most attractive pin of which every
member of the League should be
very proud. ' '
'The scholarship fund carried on
by the League is a wonderful oppor-
tunity given to girls who show them-
selves both capable of and willing to
continue their education after finish-
ing the High School course.
The bases of determining this stan-
First: Individual interest and
creditable work in one of the depart-
ments of the League.
Second: A high standard of
Third: High. ideals expressed in
both language and conduct.
For the year 1923-24 three scholar-
ships of 34150 each were awarded as
Betty Lingenfelter, attending the
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music,
studying public school music.
Frances Ilrallier, attending the
Indianapolis Training School for
Rosie Corbin, attending School ot'
Industrial Art in Philadelphia.
This year has brought substantial
increase in the permanent scholar-
The April general meeting was a
business meeting devoted to reports
of officers of the League and the dif-
ferent departments, covering the
work of the year. The President.
gave a very interesting account of
the Senior girls' trip to Vifashington.
This closing meeting was featured
by the presentation of a new gavel
to the League. It is of fine wood
with a silver band around it, in-
scribed With the names and dates
of the past and present Presi-
dents of the League: Kathleen
Hile, 1922-233 'Virginia Skillington,
1923-245 Mary McKelvey, 1924-25.
The gavel was presented by Miss
Lentz and accepted by our President,
Mary McKelvey, and by her given to
the Vice President, Harriet Hoon-
stine, who in her turn will give it
next year to the new President.
The League wishes to express its
hearty appreciation for the help
given by the. various departments in
forwarding the work of the year.
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The Girls' League in Washington
in April 1925
On the morning of April 15, 1925,
in the corridor of our High School
groups of girls could be seen talking
excitedly and when the signal rang
for the first lunch period there was a
hurried donning of coats and hats,
cries of goodbye and good luck, and
then the hasty departure of more
than a hundred girls. In a few hours
we met at the Altoona station ready
to start on the annual trip to Wash-
ingtoii. .Finally at 3:30 the train
came and we hurried on to find seats
together with friends and to settle
our belongings in the special cars
provided by the Pennsylvania. Rail-
road. At last we were off, waving
goodbye to friends and schoolmates.
What fun we had with several ears
to ourselves, playing games, singing,
and having a. good time generally.
Our ehaperones too, Miss Lentz, Miss
Phillips, Miss Eberle, Miss Ritts,
Miss Minster, and of course Miss
Eyre, who always makes the life of
the party, entered into the fun. At
10:30 P. M. we arrived at Washing-
ton, and our first sight of its splen-
dor was the depot, all white and so
immense that we felt lost. 'The Union
Station is truly a wonderful intro-
duction to the beautiful buildings of
We were transferred immediately
to the Franklin Square Hotel. After
our rooms were assigned we were all
so tired that good-nights were quick-
We breakfasted at 7:45 the next
morning, and then. left for the Cor-
eoran Art Gallery. Here it was in-
teresting to see the art students who
with their stools and easels were
copying the statues, many of which
were familiar to us through our
study of mythology. Next we visited
t'ontinental Memorial Hall and the
White llouse, in which we saw a few
small rooms on the lower floor and
the large East room. In this room
is a gold piano at which We looked
with not a little awe, and a life size
portrait of Mrs. Coolidge.
In the executive offices the party
had the privilege of being personally
greeted by the President. Notwith-
standing the long line of visitors he
said that he was very glad to see us.
Another real pleasure was the visit
to the I'resident's private yacht-
thc Mayiiower. VVe explored the boat
from the upper bridge to the lower
deck and we understood why the
President's family has enjoyed so
much the week end trips they have
taken on it.
After lunch we boarded eleetrie
ears enroute for Mount Vernon via
Arlington and Alexandria, and at
George VVashington's home everyone
was delighted with the quaint build-
ings and gardens. In the mansion
proper we saw the 'First President's
low ceilinged room with high four
post bed and ruffled curtains. Vile
saw the kitchen laundry and the car-
riage house. In the kitchen there
was a, huge black kettle, blue and
white china, and dried berries hang-
ing from the rafters. lVe saw the
old and the new tombs of Vllashing-
ton. After admiring the marvelous
views from the front verandah of the
mansion, we boarded the steamer and
sailed up the Potomac. The girls
and teachers enjoyed the view from
the deck, every one enjoyed the trip.
VVe arrived in VVashington in time
for dinner, and in the evening we
went to the theater.
On Friday morning we visited the
new and the old National Museums,
the United States Fish Commission,
and the Capitol. We saw the Senate
chamber, the House of Representa-
tives, and the Supreme Court. Per-
haps we most appreciated the beauty
of the Capitol when we saw it at
night. Lighted by powerful lights
concealed at the top of the dome,
the spectacle of the pure white spire
rising against the black of the sky
was truly a beautiful sight.
After lunch we left the hotel in
sightseeing busses, for a tour of the
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city covering both the residential
and business sections.
'That evening we spent at the Con-
gressional Library, probably the
most beautiful building we visited.
We could sec the vast reading room
from the balcony. The huge stair-
ways are of marble, and the floor
of mosaic with inlaid signs of the
zodiac. In one room there were all
the principal newspapers of the
world, and in another illustrations
from Dickens. One evening was all
too short to see everything.
The morning of the last day we
spent at the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing, the United States
Treasury and the Washington Monu-
ment. Many of us climbed to the
top of the monument where from the
tiny windows one could see the en-
tire city. Some of the girls who had
cameras took snap shots of the view.
In the distance we could see the Po-
tomac River, the Lincoln Memorial,
and the cherry trees in full bloom.
On the other side there were the
Capitol and the White House, from
still another side the Congressional
The one aim of the girls of this
department is to bring happiness
and cheer to others. Flowers were
sent to pupils and to members of the
faculty who were ill, and to the
homes visited by death. Cards were
also sent to the shut-ins of the school.
A number of the girls from this
department assisted in the sale of
Christmas seals at the Post Office
and at school. At Christmas time a
group of twelve visited the Williams-
burg Homc, taking gifts, including
articles of clothing and toys of all
kinds, to the seventy-eight children
.Through the efforts of this depart-
ment several boys are helping an in-
valid boy who is unable to attend
school to keep up with his studies
and pass the spring examinations.
Many of the girls made scrap
books and a committee was appoint-
ed to distribute these books among
the children in the hospitals. At
Easter the girls sent potted flowers
to the patients in the hospitals.
Plans for a. revised handbook for
Library. We picked out the various the benefit of the under classmen l
bL1ildiHgS We had visited Bild had have been made. 'The purpose of this
come to know, then we went down book is to help thg new pupil to
in the 6l6V2it0I' and hl11'I'i0d to 11111011 understand the ways of the school
O11 .1110 Way f1'0111 1110 hotel to 'D110 and to assist students in adjusting
station we had our last glimpse at themselves to school life. It is hoped
VVaS11111gt011- At last 111 the 'C10111 that many questions naturally asked
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that We Gould not D0SS1b1Y have had authoritatively and with the least V
0 111010 011j0Yab10 time and that loss of time and effort. V,
Washington truly deserves the name Some of the features of the 1923- 'fl
of Beautiful City. Three Chairs were 24 Handbook were, the dedication to f
Suggested, and glveu fheaflillygfglfi Miss Lentz, the foreword by Supt. f'
if Washllagtonf f0neA 013 tse H S R. E. Laramy, school calendar, col- 1
eague, an one Of ' ' ' lege entrance requirements, schol-
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the Girls' League was organized Oc- Songs and Chegrsl
t0ber.29' 1924, under the lezldershlp This year has been a successful one
of Miss Phillips, at which time the for the department and We Wish to
fogeiigft Officers were an pass on to the Social Service girls
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Secretal-y --,-----.,--,4.,--,.,,A. N --,,-, Ruth Evans forward the ideal of service for
Treasurer .............. Margaret Wambaugh others.
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For the last few years in the li-
brary there has been student help -
one or two girls giving a part of
their study hour to library work.
This year the student help has been
changed to a library club in the
Girls' League i11 order that any girl
who thinks she may want to take up
library work, or who for any reason
wishes to acquaint herself with books
and libraries, may have the oppor-
tunity of so doing. The club is under
the direction of Miss Minster.
Many girls signed for the club,
there being six daily workers. The
girls go to the library for their
vacant period and if they have school
work that should be done it is done
first and the rest of the time is given
to the work in the library. Part of
the work consists in checking off
returned books. The average time
required for one person to do this
work in our library is two periods
a day. The girls learn the locations
of the various classes of books, and
return the used ones to their proper
places on the shelves. VVhen new
books are to be got ready for the
shelves, the pasting of pockets and
date slips is left for the girls. Stu-
dents misplace many books, which
makes it necessary to read the
shelves, or to go over all the books
carefully, taking out those which do
not belong and turning right those
placed upside down. Helping to col-
lect and make clippings is another
service, also the sending out of cards
for overdue books. Subjects left at
the library for reference are given
to the girls to locate material. The
girls assist students to locate books
Those in the club find the work
very interesting and of real cultural
value. They learn library classifica-
tion, how to use reference books
which had been unknown to them,
and receive in return for their
services an insight into the mass of
materials available for the untiring
The Vocational Department of the
Girls' League under the leadership
of Miss Eberle held its first meeting
for the year 1924-25 November 5,
1924. At this meeting the following
officers were elected:
President ...,...................... Dorothy Carter
Secretary .................... Harriet Hoenstine
Treasurer .................... Martha Thompson
It is the purpose of this depart-
ment to give the girls some insight
into the vocations in which they are
interested. The vocations scheduled
for discussion this year were, clerk-
ing in both the department and the
five and ten cent stores, teaching,
and nursing. These were studied
from every angle, including wages,
hours and conditions of employment,
and the educational requirements
necessary for undertaking these
kinds of work. The information ob-
tained in this way was recorded for
the use of the social science classes.
As a means of raising money for
the scholarship fund of the League,
the girls sold candy during the lunch
The girls of the Vocational De-
partment have had a very delightful
and successful year, and they extend
their sincere wishes for similar suc-
cess to those who will take up their
work for the succeeding terms.
The Dramatic Department
About the middle of September,
the Girls' League held a general
meeting in order that the girls might
sign up for the various groups. The
enrollment of the Dramatic section
for this year exceeded that of former
years and was also greater than that
of the other groups, proving the at-
traction that the Dramatic group
has for many girls, although not
every one can have the pleasure of
About the last of September this
group, under the direction of Miss
Ritts, niet and elected the following
President ...,.......................... Gladys Feist
Vice President ............ Dorothy Shugarts
Secretary .................... Pauline Cockerille
Treasurer ,....................... Virginia Va-rner
The try-outs for the plays were
held the first 'of October in the Cen-
tral Grammar Building.
At the Girls' League party, Dc-
cember 19, the Dramatic group was
busy again. Under the direction
of Miss Ritts, this section gave a
little play entitled Why The Chimes
Rang. The spirit of Christ prevailed
throughout the entire play and was
in harmony with the coming Christ-
mas season. Students and members
of the ffacuty made up the cast.
Holger, a Peasant Boy ..,. Charles Miller
Steen, His Brother ............ Louis YValton
Bertil, the Uncle ....,....... Mr. .McCauley
An Old Woman ...... Miss Carolyn Miller
The Priest .......,................ Mr. Maddocks
A Rich Man .......................... 'Tom Raugh
A Courtier ...,..... .,,.,............. M r. Koelle
A VVoman ....... ........ VW 'inifred McClure
A Scholar ....... ................ M r. Heddon
A Girl ....,,.... ........ M ary MeKelvey
The King ..................,....... Harold Levine
The Angel ,.................... Miss McCartney
January 30 was the date set for
the dramatic evening. The three-act
comedy, Come Out of the Kitchen,
was produced under the direction of
Miss Ritts. The following cast was
Paul Dangerfield, alias Smithfield ,,..
Charles Dangerfield, alias
Brindlebury .,...................... Billy Green
Elizabeth Dangerfield, alias Araminta
,,Q ..,,.....,.......,..................., Reba Johnson
Olivia Dangertield, alias Jane Ellen
Amanda, Oliviats Black Mammy ........ -
Randolph VVeeks, Agent of the
Dangerfields .................... .... P aul Smith
Burton Crane, From the North ........
Mrs. Falkener, Tucker's Sister ..........
Cora Falkener, Her Daughter ............
Solon Tucker, Crane's Attorney
and Guest ...................... Henry Bloom
Thomas Lefferts, Statistical Poet ....
.The play started With the four
young Dangerfields Cvvhose parents
were in Euriopcj'just're'ady to leave
their old southern home , for six
weeks. During these six weeks the
house was to be let to a Yankee,
whose strict instructions were that
there should be no colored servants.
Mlhite servants had been procured at
a. XVashington Intelligence Office, but
unfortunately at the last minute these
servants refused to come. 'The Yankee
was arriving at almost any moment,
so the only thing to be done was to
substitute the fouraristocratic young
Danger-fields until other servants
could be found. VVhen the Danger-
fields took the parts of the butler,
the upstairs girl, an all 'around boy
and a cook, the fun began.
Qllilda Rodkey very splendidly
typified the Irish servant girl, Jane
Ellen,While Drew Flegal represented
a typical American business man.
The humorous parts of the play were
Well represented by Billy G-reen,
Reba, Johnson, and Herbert Owens
and earned the general. commenda-
tion they received. Caroline Boltz
pleasingly typified a southern mam.-
my. Paul Smith and llenry Bloom
proved to be capital business men,
Florence Barnard impersonated a
haughty society lady, and Helen
Pearce, her sweet and agreeable
daughter.. Last but not least John
Weaver showed his poetical abilities.
The large and appreciative audi-
ence present at this play demonstrat-
ed that the work of the Dramatic
group is reeognized in the city. The
money secured 'through this play
went into the Girls' League Scholar-
ship Fund. The success ot the Dra-
matic evening was due to the time
and labor unsclfishly given by Miss
Ritts and the characters, also to the
High School. Orchestra.
At last year's school party this
section gave a one-act play called
Mrs. Pat and the Law. The cast was:
Mrs. Pat ............................ Hilda Rodkey
Pat ........................................ ,.Billy Green
Jimmie .............................. Charles Miller
The VVe1fare Nurse .... Helen McKinney
The Polieeinan ...................... Paul Smith
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such approval that it has been re-
peated this year several times.
On February 4 it was given for
the 'Womcn's Aid Society of the P.
R. R. at the Logan House. It was
repeated at the anniversary meeting
of the Blair County College Club Hlltl
also at the Curtin P. T. A. meeting.
.At the .February P. T. A. meeting
the one act play Confessional by
Oscar Wilde was given. This play
showed how the greed for money de-
stroys every spark of honor. The
Robert, Father .,,... .........,. l Drew Flegal
Martha, Mother ..... ........ I lilda Rodkey
John, Son ............ ...... li 'rank Dlbert
live, Daughter ...... .,,.... R eba Johnson
Mr. Marshal .........,................ Paul Smith
A Maid .................................... Betty Fair
l-lilda Rodkey personated a digni-
fied and refined mother as well as
she had typified an Irish girl in
former plays. Drew Flegal met the
approval of all as a modern Ameri-
can father. Reba Johnson and Frank
Dibert splendidly represented the
young folk of today. Paul Smith
and Betty Fair were strong support.
'The Dramatic Group of the Girls'
League has never been more success-
ful than this year.
Shortly after the general election
of officers, the girls of the Entertain-
ment Group, under the direction of
Miss Eyre elected the following offi-
President .............. ......... E leanor VVilson
Vice President ...... ........... l lelen Faust
Secretary ............. ....... N Virginia Leader
Treasurer .................... Lulu Lingenfelter '
This group was formed for the
purpose .of providing entertainment
not only for the girls but also for the
boys of the High School. The first
entertainment they planned was a
picnic for all the girls.
The girls started from school at
two-thirty one Friday afternoon late
in September and hiked to the picnic
grounds at Ivyside. When they had
arrived they found that Mr. Smith,
one of the owners of the park, had
already been there and had started
the fires, a kindness which everyone
As soon as everyone had arrived
games were started by Miss Eyre.
Dodge bali was the main feature. A
team was formed from each of the
classes, the Freshmen playing the
Juniors and the Sophomores playing
the Seniors. After several spirited
matches the Sophomores won. lt
may be recalled that these same girls
as Freshmen had carried off all the
honors at the annual picnic held the
year before at Lakemont Park.
After playing all those strenuous
games the girls were ready to get
in line for the weiners which Miss
lientz and the rest of the teachers in
charge of the Girls' lleague had
eooked for them. Everyone did jus-
tice to them and to the marshmal-
lows which had also been provided
for the occasion. About that time
dusk had set in, and the crowd
started back to the city with the
second annual picnic of the Girls'
League as just one more memory of
the happy times spent with the
League in A. H. S.
The next activity undertaken by
this group was the annual party tothe
boys of the school, given on Decem-
ber 19 in the Junior High School.
The committee in charge had worked
for more than a month completing
arrangements for it, but when it was
over they felt justly rewarded for
The evening of the party found the
Junior High crowded to overflowing
with high school boys and girls and
many alumni, eager to see what was
in store for them. At eight o'clock
everyone assembled in the auditor-
ium for the program. The orchestra
under the direction of Mr. Compton,
played a few selections before the
eurtain rose on the tirst number, a
pantomime, entitled The Christmas
Story, The east of characters in-
Sliepherds ...........,.. llarvey Knauer,
Robert Anthony, Robert Laramy
Angel .............................. Miss McCartney
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Herod ..,.Y............. ......Y..,. H arolfl Levine
Courtier ..........v....................,.... James Orr
Armed Guards ..,..,.,.... James Early,
Harpist .........,.......Y...,........ Alfred Craine
Salome ...........r.............. Christine Klesius
Magi ......,................,., Truman Crist,
VVallace Curry, John Myers
Scribes ........ Fred Ebright, Tom Raugll
Mary ...........,.......,........ W1111f1'6d McClure
Angells Seng ........ Miss Regina Gorrity
Christmas Carols ....,,.... Girls' Glee Club
The pantomime was beautifully
presented and was well received.
Several scenes were given particu-
larly well. The first scene in which
the Shepherds received the news of
the Christ Child's birth was re-
markable for its beautiful lighting
effect. The soft lights blended very
well with the reds, the browns, and
the blues of the Shepherds' costumes.
In this connection it is only right
that we mention the splendid acting
of Dan, an Airedale dog owned by
Robert liaramy, one of the shep-
herds. lfle added much to the effect-
iveness of the scene. The pantomime
was featured throughout by the
splendid interpretative acting of all
the characters and the dancing of
The next number was a play en-
titled Why The Chimes Rang, under
the direction of Miss Marie Ritts,
Director of the Dramatic Group.
After the program had been con-
cluded every one adjourned to the
halls for a surprise half hour, during
which the girls of the Entertainment
group distributed favors to the
guests---large bow ties to the boys
and hair bands to the girls. Each
class was given a different color, the
boys' ties corresponding to the girls'
hairbands. Dancing followed in the
girls' gymnasium which was taste-
fully decorated in the Christmas col-
ors. Music was furnished by the
High School dance orchestra under
the direction of Mr. Franz. It was
a pretty sight to see the varied col-
ors of girls' hairbands and dresses
as the dancers glided over the floor.
During the dancing program favors
in the form of caps, balloons and
parasols were distributed. At eleven
o'clock everyone left for home after
one of the most enjoyable evenings
of our high school career.
Another activity sponsored by the
Entertainment group this year was
the Friday afternoon dances. This
was a new venture for our group.
The dances were held in the main
corridors on Friday afternoons from
two-thirty until four o'clock. The
first one was given for the Seniors
only, followed by one for the Juniors
and another for the Sophomores.
The one requirement was that all the
girls attending the dances should
wear the regulation school dress. At
the last dance the boys and girls
from the Lincoln school were invited
to attend and made the largest crowd
of the year. Music was furnished by
the dance orchestra of the school,
and we wish to express our apprecia-
tion of the willingness of Mr. Franz
and the boys to contribute good
dance music for our parties. Differ-
ent members of the faculty were
guests of honor at each of the dances.
Refreshments consisted of candy
sold by the members of the group.
The Friday afternoon dances have
proved among the most pleasurable
social affairs of the school year.
One of the greatest opportunities
of our high school life is that of mak-
ing friends. The Entertainment
group feels that it has contributed
toward the realization of this privi-
lege. The parties and dances it has
given have brought together the boys
and girls of the whole school and
have done much to make us more
than mere acquaintances. The abil-
ity to make friends is a gift in itself
and the Girls' League has enriched
the life of the school by helping boys
and girls to cultivate the quality of
friendliness and by emphasizing the
potential value of changing ae-
quaintanceship into friendship.
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Sept. 2. And we all came back
once more. Opening exercises in
chapel. Mr. Robb announced that
single all-day sessions would be re-
established this year.
Sept. 3. Seniors and the new fac-
ulty members the chief attraction.
Books and assignments the chief
Sept. 4. Getting into the swing otf
school life again, after summer vaca-
tion, is hard for all of us, especially
when there are lessons to learn.
Sept. 8. The Girls' League held
tirst general meeting of the year.
Hand Books were put on sale.
Sept. 10. Class of 1925 assumes
Sept. 11. No chapel today, so
Sept. 14. Day of rest and worship.
Sept. 26. First pep meeting. Cheer
leaders appointed: Billy Green, Ivan
Fleck, and George Beech. May they
turn out well.
Sept. 27. Altoona wins first foot-
ball game at home. The opponents
-Roaring Spring. ,The score-59-0.
Sept. 29. Our football team ap-
peared in chapel for our applause.
Sept. 30. Mr. Grimminger dis-
missed a class on time.
Oct. 2. First meeting ot' the new-
ly elected Student Council was held
today. The following officers were
elected: President, Waltcfl' Vtlhistlerg
Vice President, Betty Fair, Secre-
tary, Christine Klesiusg Treasurer,
Oct. 4. 1lollidaysburg-Altoona foot-
ball game. Winners again, 43-0.
Our team is getting better.
Oct. 6. The High School Orches-
tra consisting ot 105 players is again
directed by Mr. Compton. The band
has Billy Green as drum major. Vile
ought to take pride in having such
musical talent within our midst.
Oct. 7. VVhat's this! Bright and
early the girls appear in navy blue
jumpers. Miss llentz must be on the
Oct. 8. Second meeting of the
Radio Club. Mr. Jones 'tells how to
get California with a crystal set.
Oct. 9. Mr. Frantz pleased the
students with a tlute solo.
Oct. 10. Mass meeting for the
Mount Union game. According to
our scouts we should win without
Oct. 11. Scouts are right and we
win to the tune of 88-0.
Oct. 13. First day of Institute
Week. All are ready for a vacation.
First meeting ot the Parent-Teacher
Oct. 17. First good concert this
year. Suzanne Keener and assisting
artists. Betty Fair was crying, not
on account of the music, but because
someone handed her an onion.
Oct. 18. Maroon gridders down
Oct. 21. At the fourth meeting ot
the Girls, League otiicers were elect-
ed for the year: Mary Melielvey,
President, Harriet Hoenstine, Vice
President, Christine Klesius, Secre-
tary, Winitred McClure, Treasurer.
Oct. 24. Mr. Allen played several
selections on the trombone. Girls
are more interested in the man than
in the music.
Oct. 25. First game away from
home. The team had stage fright
and lost 7-3 to Vtlindber.
Oct. 28. Miss Meliay of the State
Welfai'e Department spoke on the
question of child labor in the lfnited
States. She eontined her talk mostly
to Pennsylvania in order to give us
an idea of eonditions in our own
Oct. 29. Bill Sisley at last got to
ehapel on time.
Radio Ulub has nothing else to do,
so they eleeted oftieers, making liar-
old Uaum, President, Joseph Buser,
Yiee President, 'Frank Basler, Secre-
tary, and Mr. Jones, Treasurer.
Oct. 31. Ytiilliam Penn Day eele-
brated today in chapel. Big pep
meeting for ,Tech game. Mr. Jones,
Mr. Madison, and Charles Rothroek,
urged the student body to be pres-
ent at the game. Much enthusiasm.
NOV. 1. Glooml Teeh beat us 62-0.
Absenee of loose ehange noticed
among the boys. Many are not eat-
ing this week as a result.
Nov. 2. In chapel we won a moral
vietory beeause our team played a
Nov. 3. Seeond edition of the
Mozmirzioa Eelm appeared. llats off
to our staff.
NOV. 4. 'lflleetion Day. Republieans
make elean sweep in sehool eleetion.
Judges, inspeetors, and elerks are to
be eommended for their splendid
' NOV. 5. Student Couneil held its
third meeting of the year.
NOV. 7. Orchestra played for their
speeial number, "l"arandole" from
L'A1-lesienne Suite, by Bizet. It was
very well rendered even if we didn't
understand the name. A pep meet-
ing sent the team to l.oek Haven in
Nov. 8. Cripples from Teeh game
had not all recovered so we lost to
Lock Haven, 43-0.
NOV. 10. Mr. Bradford explained
the use of the new dial telephone
system. Many foolish questions were
Nov. 11. Armistiee Day. Rev.
Runkle spoke in chapel. He eertainly
ean bring tears to the eyes.
Nov. 14. Mass meeting for the
'l'yrone game. Charles Faris ealls
Annual Staff meeting so he ean talk.
Nov. 15. All happy. 'Tyrone 6, Al-
Nov. 17. lddueation 'Week. M r. R.
A. Henderson explained the Consti-
tution of the Ynited States, and we
tound out a lot of things we did not
NOV. 18. Meeting of the Girls'
Glee Club. Neighbors threaten to
Nov. 21. Greatest of all pep meet-
ings in honor oi' the game with
Johnstown. Cheer leaders out in full
force. Captain Vtlieker does not ap-
pear and the girls miss a thrill. 'Fri-
day atternoon danee for Seniors.
Great sueeess, all had a fine time.
VW hope to have another soon.
NOV. 22. Johnstown wins, 31-0.
Altoona fought hard but Johnstown
was too strong. Vile hope next year,
though we won 't be here, that our
team wins, and eontinues to win
till our ehildren are in our plaees.
Nov. 23. Sunday, nothing doing
as usual, exeept dates.
NOV. 24. Blue Monday. Bill Sis-
ley wakes up at nine o'eloek a11d
then deeides that he is siek and goes
to the movies.
NOV. 26. All restless and ready
for a vaeation.
NOV. 27. Turkey Day. Big toot-
ball game at Williamsport. Our team
loses,but they blamed it on too mueh
turkey and everybody is happy.
Nov. 30. Sunday, last day of va-
De.c. 1. Intelligence tests given.
Seniors rated high in their own
Dec. 2. A plea for basketball re-
cruits was put before the student
body. Beech gets out his gang for
Dec. 3. Cecil Arden appeared in
the Roosevelt Building. Many necks
will be stiif tomorrow.
Dec. 5. Reports were given out
today. That is the reason for somueh
Dec. 6. Saturday. Everybody
taking a rest.
Dec. 8. Dr. M. H. Lichleiter gave
a very interesting lecture. Keagy
fell asleep and had his conduct
Dec. 10. Chorus practice. Girls
want more of them because they miss
Dec. 11. Thursday, the day after
Dec. 12. Mr. Laramy led chapel
in the absence of Mr. Robb.
Dec. 16. VVhat's this? Yes, Betts
Smith was asked to leave the econo-
mics class. XVe wonder why?
Dec. 17. Just a week from today
until Christmas vacation.
Dec. 18. Charles Faris was at last
formally appointed Editor of the
Dec. 22. Mr. Jones surprises his
classes with exams and everybody
Dec. 23. We Wish the faculty a
Dec. 24. First day of vacation.
Dec. 25. Santa Claus visits us.
Dec. 31. All enjoying vacation.
Many resolutions made.
Jan. 2. Opening basketball game
dropped to Vtlilliamsport, 15-8.
Jan. 3. Ford City swamped by
Altoona passers. Score 41-12.
Jan. 5. School opens with much
confusion. Teachers surprise us by
giving after Christmas exams.
J an. 6. Important ,Annual Staff
meeting. lt this book isn't a success
it won't be the editor's fault.
Jan. 9.. Many Christmas gifts dis-
played. Special music in chapel.
Jan. 10. Indiana Normal loses,
Jan. 12. A mistake was made to-
day. Ned Maloy got up at seven in-
stead of eight.
Jan. 13. Reports are given out.
Just one more mark until midyears.
Jan. 14. Seniors are receiving
cards from the Shaeifer studio.
Beech gets his mug snapped and
Shaeffer has to buy a new camera.
Jan. 16. Altoona takes a win in
basketball over Tyrone, 33-10. Mr.
lledden, Director of Vocational Edu-
cation left our midst. Seniors hold a
meeting to decide who will be Presi-
Jan. 17 Altoona takes a loss in
basketball from Clearfield, 22-20. We
should have won but Vllicker and his
girl had a tight.
Jan. 18. Sunday, the day of rest.
Jan. 19. Mr. Jones, science in-
structor, has lately been very nice to
all his students. VVe have found out
that he is a proud daddy.
Jan. 21. Lots of work and lots of
reviewing for exams.
Jan. 22. Miss Phillips said in cor-
recting test papers that 'there was
more between the lines than on them.
Jan. 23. Last day before exams.
All students hanging on the fence
are seen biting iinger nails. Seniors
elected officers : President, John Hess 3
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Vice President, Christine Klesiusg
Secretary, Helen Gibbons, Treasur-
er, James Grove. Altoona defeats
Red Tornadoes from Laneaster,28-15.
J an. 24. Everyone prays for help
Jan. 26. Deep quiet. Exams start
a11d so do teachers to make out our
ilunk grades. Shaffer passes physics
with a high grade. How?
Jan. 28. All students exempt
from exams are home enjoying ai
Jan. 29. End of exams. School
seems pleasant. First day of the
Jan. 31. VVe again bow to Clear-
field after early lead is cut down.
Feb. 2. All celebrities not wish-
ing to see their shadows remain at
Feb. 4. Charles Rothrock says the
reason he is in favor of a Boys' High
School is because the girls detract
his mind from his lessons.
Feb. 5. Bum show at the Strand.
Hess shows up in corduroy trousers.
Feb. 6. Class Officers call several
important meetings. They must be
planning something. Tyrone again
Feb. 7. Maroon and White Boys
defeat VVindber, 28-18.
Feb. 9. Monday, the day follow-
ing Sunday as usual. Everyone feel-
Feb. 10. Girls' League plan trip
Feb. 11. Student Council up to
old tricks again. Mildred Stull and
Paul Morse have to clean up lockers.
Feb. 12. Mr. Sutton, State Orni-
thologist, spoke to us about the dif-
ferent speeies of birds. All are in-
terested -in getting out of 'the first
Feb. 13. Friday, the 13th. Lucky
day for A. H. S. Captain Beech and
his gang wallop Johnstown, 35-20.
Feb. 14. VVindber avenges former
defeat. Score, 28-20.
Feb.. 16. "Ken" Renner thought
the Four Horsemen were, "Bill"
Sheridan, Buffalo Bill, Paul Revere,
and Barney Google. Meeting of the
Feb. 17. Senior Class select iiower.
Poison Ivy selected by the boys, but
the girls win out with the Sunburst
Feb. 18. Jim Orr gets his com-
mittee together to plan the first
Feb. 19. Jimmie Grove busy col-
lecting class dues, but all are broke
so he can 't find any.
Feb. 20. Friday Afternoon Dance.
A dandy crowd and everybody had a
good time. Billtown overwhelms Al-
toona. Scorc, 43-20.
Feb. 21. Hurrah! Hats off to our
Girls' Basketball Team. "Chris',
Klesius, 'thc captain sure has lots of
pep. The girls defeated Lock Haven
24-21while the Varsity was humbling
Feb. 22. National Holiday for
tleorge. All go to church?
Feb. 23. Dues and Annual sub-
scriptions eoming in slowly so com-
mittees begin work.
Feb. 24. Girls'League gives a play
in general meeting entitled "The
Truth for a Day". A very appropri-
ate one as VVashington's Birthday
has just passed.
Feb. 25. Our old friend Mr. Yoder
of Juniata College appeared in our
midst again and entertained with
several vocal selections.
Feb. 26. Grove has a hard time
writing receipts quickly enough. Re-
member 10lll0l'l'0NV night is the big
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Feb. 27. First soeial a howling
success. Mary Melielvey and Marie
Gee planned the eats. Dancing,eards,
and lots of fun made everyone say
that it was a great evening. ,
Maroon Cyclones again down the
Lancaster Tornadoes, 34-32.
Feb. 28. Soeial eonnnittee clean
up after big party. Sisley takes his
Saturday night plunge.
Mar. 2. "-lolinniew Hess appoints
ring eonnnittee. We hope to ehoose
our rings by the last of March.
Mar. 3. Ned Maloy entertains
girls by putting his new tooth up for
Mar. 4. Charles Faris speaks in
chapel and urges subscriptions for
Mar. 5. Everybodyis ready for the
next social, March 27.
Mar. 6. Johnstown again bows to
Harold Levine peddles the Morm-
tain Echo to classrooms.
Mar. 7. Basketball team played a
fast game with Renovo. We won of
eourse, 29-24. Show us a team we
Mar. 9. Commencement announce-
ments are being voted on by the
Mar. 10. Annual staff burns lots
of midnight oil. '
Mar. 10. Tally Day! Reports are
the eause of many tears. Altoona
eagers down Lewistown High 21-17
in first game of State Elimination
Mar. 12. Mr. Koelle says "the
eheapest automobile makes the most
noise." Ile was speaking to Herbert
Mar. 13. Philipsburg loses elim-
ination seore game and Altoona ad-
vances to Distriet Six finals, 12-9.
Mar.. 14. VVe lost our champion-
ship basketball game to Lock Hav-
en.'s giants, 21-14.
Mar. 15. Annual Staff gets to bed
at 6 a. m. for book is to be shipped
to the printers.
First Senior Social
At last our antieipations ot almost
tour years were realized on the night
of the twenty-seventh ot February,
nineteen hundred and twenty-five
-our first Senior social! All
through our lligh School eourse we
had been envying the graduating
classes the joy of Senior soeials, and
when tinally the time eame for our
own, it all seemed too good to be
true. Everyone agrees that the soeial
was a success, and now we are look-
ing hack upon it with reeollections
as happy as our expeetations were
eight o'eloek on that memorable
night. The hall was transformed
into a tairyland of tuchsia. The eeil-
ing lights were all softly shaded,
easting over the oecasion a rosy
glow quite in aeeord with the glow-
ing eheeks and happy hearts. About
8 :15 we assembled in the auditorium
to enjoy an entertainment which
opened with a play under the direc-
tion ot Miss Ritts entitled Wooed
and Married and A'! The audience
was in an uproar from start to iinish
when the following east staged a
joyful. moek wedding:
The eonnnittees alluworked hard, Gmomummm-WU ,mm-Hamid Mussm,
but telt repaid lor their ettorts when Blqdt. A,,-VAl-,,--- lpprrn H Q,q..,, t1l,Sf,.11,,
the doors of old 'A. H. S. opened at Minister ........ .........' I ered Fields
Baby ........,........................,...... Bill Gailey
Mothiei' of Babe ................ Scott Geesey
Reject-ed Suiter .................,,. Paul Kurtz
Father of Groom ....... Eugene Cutler
Father of Bride ......,... Maurice Conrad
Mother of Groom ...... Mary llleKelvey
Mother of Bride..Catherine Gallagher
........Gertrude Goodman, Marie Gee
Flower Girls .............,,,,,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,
-...........Grace Hamilton, Ruth Miller
BPST Man .............. Clayton Brennemau
The Swastika Quartette, consist-
ing of Jim Orr, Drew Flegal, Herb-
ert Owens and Billy Green had some
original vaudeville acts which also
made a hit. Bill lfhronister enter-
tained with some "Breezy Bits" on
the piano, and Billy Green concluded
the program with more laughs oe-
easioned by his inimitable recita-
At about ten o'elock the High
School orchestra tuned up and al-
though the crowd was exceptionally
large, the dance was the best feature
of the evening. During the dancing
refreshments were served in the Sub-
terranean Gallery. It was not until
eleven o'cloek that the orchestra
played the home waltz. Everyone
could hear as the Seniors were leav-
ing: "Just to think - another Whole
month till the next social !" But the
twenty-seventh of March was soon
here, with another glorified social,
and the time goes on, flying fast
toward Commencement which is now
actually upon us.
The Faculty Advisors for our Soc-
ial were: Miss Ritts, Mr. G. B. Will-
iams and M r. R. E. McCauley.
'The following parents were kind
enough to act as ehaperones:
Mi and Mrs. Orr
M r and Mrs. Fair
Mr and Mrs. Sisley
Mr. and Mrs. McKelvcy
Mr. and Mrs. Gee
Mr. and Mrs. Raugh
Second Senior Social
Behold! The twenty-seventh of
March is here, and again our halls
are changed into fairyland-but a
fairyland more perfect and more
beautiful than the last. .As before,
the social began by a play at eight-
thirty and Elizabeth Schimminger,
Frank Dibert, Mary lllclielvey, and
Herbert Owens took the parts of
young married people who had a
little matrimonial difficulty but
it all ended happily most of
About nine-thirty the entertain-
ment was over and the happy Sen-
iors and guests left the auditorium
expectantly awaiting the advent of
the orchestra. The beautiful colors
as one looked up the hall seemed
alight with springtime, and the
gaiety and joy of it all had pepped
everyone up to the highest degree.
Suddenly the music had begun. Such
a circling and flashing of colors!
dancing and the fun
of the evening b .
The High School orchestra was play-
ing, and the music they furnish is
without doubt a credit to the leaders
and the musicians in our own school.
A thousand rolls of serpentine had
been given out and these strips of
bright colors made the decorations
still more entrancing. Everyone was
tangled in the serpentine and the
happy chatter of the joyful class-
mates made the social o11e that will
go down in the history of old A. H.
S. as a wonderful event.
Then again about 10:30 intermis-
sion was announced and delicious re-
freshments were served. The punch
bowl was especially popular.
The chaperones were Messrs. and
Mesdames Gibbons, Klesius, Vllalters,
Geib, Hess, Stitt and Weil.
The festivities ceased at l1:30, all
pleased and satisfied with the ocea-
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Mid-Year Seniors, Banquet '
A mid-year banquet forthe Seniors
finishing their work the first semes-
ter was held on January the thirty-
iirst in the Junior High School build-
.Tables for the banquet were ar-
ranged in a semi-circle, ferns added
a touch of green, while the High
School colors, maroon and white, en-
hanced the color scheme with a bit
The program rendered during the
dinner included several beautiful
vocal selections by Jean Milleisen,
with violin obligate by John Shaw
and piano accompaniment by Amelia
Robb. Thetoastmaster,Charles Faris,
after a brief introductory talk called
upon Dr. Robb for the first speech.
He briefly expressed his sentiments
concerning the departing class, which
has a membership of sixty-one, and
wished them all good luck a11d suc-
cess in the future. Miss Carolyn
Miller who has taught most of the
class during its' four years in High
School was called upon second to
talk to the class. Miss Mulock and
Miss fl?hillips were the other two
teachers who were present. Other
speeches were given by Tom Goodfel-
low, center on the varsity basketball
team, John Hill, chairman of the
banquet committee, and Betty Block,
who was to leave for liock Haven
'The turkey dinner was a real feast,
perfect in every detail, thanks to
Miss VVertz who arranged it.
After dinner a small school orches-
tra under direction of Norman Camp-
bell played for the dance till twelve
o'clock. Vile all left then, sorry to
think that January 31, 1925, was
probably the last time we would all
be united to spend a social evening
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A Gentle Reminder
Nestling 'inong the Alleghenies
Beneath a s1noke tleeked sky,
There lies our own Altoona fair
Vtfhere the flame of life burns high.
Men eall it the Keystone city
Of our fair Keystone stateg
lt lies beside the forged steel trail,
The one-time western gate.
To us inside 'these four stone walls
An honored task is given,
To stand steadfast for God and home,
And not like ehaif be driven.
So year by year we are prepared
For this great honored task,
And year by year we're taught to stand
Against life's fiercest blast.
These four stone walls give up their trust
The world lies at our feetg
The next great step will be our own,
Remember time is iieet.
These four stone walls have kept us safe
Throughout thesefew short years,
XVe've worked together side by side,
W'e've had our smiles and tears.
Treasured friendships have been Wrought
Of silver and of gold,
O may they stand the test of years,
And others li.ke them mold.
There's one great lesson hard to learn,
The greatest one in life,
Of serviee to our fellow kind,
Instead of endless strife.
This span called youth is all too short,
The hours fast are fleeting,
And ho-ary age comes all too quiek,
And all too soon the meeting.
When sands of time are near run out
And the sun of life is sinking,
As we near the end of the sunset trail,
And our tired minds cease thinking.
Then blooms the golden age of youth
In 1ne1n'ry's flower garden,
Where the flowers have the mystic charm
Of the fair woods of Arden.
A charm that ever brings us joy
A charm that lives forever,
A charm that lives in Heaven's realm
When earthly ties we sever.
But. the final reck'ning t-oo must come,
And a question will be asked,
The question to Him all important,
Were you faithful to your task?
So live that when this question's asked,
'That you truthfully can say
"I was assigned some work to do
And I d.idn't run away."
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The Senior Class Will
The last will and testament of the Senior Class, the only
remaining descendants of a primitive people known as Fresh-
men, ollscofvereol by Dr. Robb during a voyage through Chapel
in the year A. D. 1921.
To Whom it may or may not concern:
We, the Senior Class, the most
ancient, the most haughty, the most
noble inhabitors of this Ivory Vault
of the city of Altoona of the county
of Blair of the state of states, Penn-
sylvania, of the United States of
North America south of the Domin-
ion of Canada north of the Republic
ot Mexico and three doors right from
the corner. We,the awe of the Fresh-
men, the admiration of the Sopho-
mores, the patrons of the Juniors,
the mirth ot the faculty, and the ridi-
cule of every one else, being of sound
health, of gentle disposition, and of
tenacious memory toutside of classj,
do hereby make and publish this
last will and testament, and by these
presents we revoke and declare null
and void all other wills, codieils, and
testaments by us at any time made.
I Item: VVe direct that after our
decease all our honest debtsthat can-
not be dodged be paid, including all
funeral expenses, lyeeum courses,
and Mountain Echo subscriptions.
II Item: We devise and bequeath
to those who after us will decorate
the halls with their presence, our
dear Brownie, and all other movable
furniture to be found in the floor
corridor, including the clock and the
III Item: VVe devise and bequeath
to the navy department and the
bureau of standards jointly, the en-
tire light-well, not including the
dome, the railing upon the various
lloors, and the cement base, stipu-
lating only that 1925 torpedoes ot
the largest type then proeurable in
the United States be caused to drop
at twelve o'clock noon Eastern stand-
ard time in honour of the class of
1925. The light-well will include any
light or dust that may be in it at the
time of our decease, and may be paid
to the aforesaid parties in bulk or in
IV Item: Vile devise and bequeath
the dome and the flagpole to Who-
ever vvill wrap them up. The clock
upon the dome, however, we direct
to be hung by the neck and later to
be drawn and quartered for the
many wicked lies it has told.
V Item: We direct that the bells
above the clocks be cracked and put
on display in all parts of the world
as the true .American liberty bells.
VI Item: We devise and bequeath
our entire commencement bills to our
affectionate parents as a token of
our iilial duty and respect.
VII Item: VVe devise and be-
queath Scott Geesey's dancing, be it
Waltzes, minuets, gavottes, sara-
bandes, tangoes, jazz, or mere con-
tortions, or whatsoever dancing it
may be or whatsoever it may be
called to whoever admires it. Also
we devise and bequeath his hair to
the Soviet Government.
VIII Item: We devise and be-
queath our lamblike disposition to
the Freshman Class, lest as we grow
older we should become sheepish.
IX Item: NVQ direct that after
our deeeasc, an immense compila-
tion of excuses that we have used to
evade assignments be made. No ex-
cuse shall be entered in this volume
except after it has proved practical
011 one or more occasions. In this
volume the excuses will be arranged
in columns, and to add interest, the
truth of the matter will be published
on the opposite page. From the
profits accruing from the sale of this
volume, 5070 shall be deducted for
the purchase of other iiction for the
library, and the remaining portion
shall be employed in the publication
of the literary works mentioned in
the immediately succeeding clause.
X Item: lWe direct that after our
decease a very small pamphlet be
prepared on the subject What a
Senior Does Not Know, that a twenty
volume edition be prepared on the
subject What a Junior Does Not
Know, and that a pamphlet some-
what smaller than the first mentioned
be written on What a, Sophomore
XI Item: We devise and bequeath
our economies arguments to Eman-
uel Stein. Many of them are a tritle
frayed at the edges.
XII Item: We devise and be-
queath Robert Welsh's lectures on
Lessons I Have Not Got to Dr. G. D.
Robb. We believe that it is only
fair that these lectures go to the
aforesaid Dr. Robb, for Mr. Vklelsh
has so often discussed them with him.
XIII Item: VVe devise and be-
queath Elwood Decker's and Law-
rence Stitt's combined length to the
XIV Item: We devise and be-
queath Harvey Lytle's length to the
school year generally, and further
We devise and bequeath his entire
voice to charity.
XV Item: VVe direct that after
our decease all John Nclson's gum
shall be Worked into a pair of over-
shoes for Miss Stockton. Undoubt-
edly these overshoes will be quite
XVI Item: WVe devise and be-
queath all Marie Gee's geometric
ability to Euclid. Mr. Euclid is a
rising, though angular young man,
and We know what this bequest will
mean to him.
XVII Item: VVe devise and be-
queath the entire orchestra, includ-
ing the doodads they saw at and the
hit-key they Whack at and the what-
you-may-eall-its and all other cor-
nets, tiutes, gas-pipes and shoe-horns,
to J. P. Sousa. However, We stipu-
late that he must not be too hard on
his old band when he gets our or-
XVIII Item: We devise and be-
queath Miriam Willoughby's and
Elizabeth Smith's entire correspond-
ence to Postmaster General New, just
to show him what a real postal sys-
XIX Item: We devise and be-
queath our studious habits to the
faculty generally, hoping that if they
work as We ha.ve Worked, they too
may get out of school some day.
XX Item: VVe devise and be-
queath our Shifter Badges and all
other symbols of semi-civilization
to the Sophomore Class. This bequest
shall include both loud voices and
XXI. Item: We devise' and be-
queath our seats in chapel to the
Junior Class be they howsoevcr
cracked, broken, or mutilated.
XXII Item: We direct that this
last will and testament be executed
by Messrs. Pericles, Caesar, Jiggs,
Ford, and Giles. As a just remun-
eration for their labors we devise
and bequeath to them jointly Dr.
Robb's complete gavel around which
we have no doubt the Girls' League
will, at our parting request, tie an
immense bow of creamy pink ribbon.
Signed by the aforesaid Senior
Class as and for their last will and
testament in the presence of us and
at their request in their presence
and in the presence of each other,
and we have subscribed our names
as Witnesses hereto.
THE SENIOR X CLASS,
Miss E. Burley Mr. G. D. Robb
Mr. H. Jones Mr. C. N. Wenger
Duly signed before me this forty-
third day of September of the year
A. D. 1776, just three days after Mr.
C. Columbus discovered America and
just two days after he motored to
Akron, O., to hear Pocahontas sing.
PAUL KURTZ, Attorney-at-law
For the Senior Class of 1925.
Submitted to the reprobate judge, .
Jan. 1, 1925
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The Senior Class Prophecy
The seer drew back from his crys-
tal and permitted me to gaze upon
the wonders he had conjured. .At
first I could distinguish nothing in
the cloudy sphere, but gradually out
of the misty nothingness a picture
began to form, and a scene to be
enacted. I was beholding a wonder-
fully equipped opcrating room. A
group of white-clad figures was gath-
ered about a table. In the center,
immaculate in nurse's white, stood
Tommy Thompson herself, the effic-
ient right-hand of the acting surgeon
who, to my amazement, proved to be
Tom McNally. As the great man
triumphantly exhibited a pair of in-
offensive looking tonsils and stag-
gered back exhausted from his haz-
ardous task, I looked upon the face
of the inert patient. I could have
vowed it was Marian DeHaven, but,
before I could make certain, the
scene faded and another took its
This time it was the lobby of a
splendid hotel. Beverly Robinson
and Marjorie Raugh were just in the
act of sauntering away with two
men-need I mention them? Even
as I followed their progress they
stopped to exchange polite nothings
with Betts Smith, Martha Cook and
Georgia Stevens,handsomely gowned
as always. But this scene too faded.
As the intervening mists took
form, I gazed into a courtroom
where the prosecuting attorney, Billy
Green, was denouncing in vehement
terms Bill Sisley and Kenneth Ren-
ner, who were on trial for working
overtime. Three of the most sym-
pathetic spectators were George
Beech, Bob Welsh and Robert Stirk.
Scott Geesey, the court reporter, was
scribbling verses boredly on a pad
when a. whirl of mists obscured this
Now, the background was a huge
auditorium, filled, it seemed, with
hundreds of persons. I took fresh
heart at the scholarly appearance of
the gathering, for I knew that not a
few of my brilliant classmates would
be there. To be sure, the first per-
son to attract my eager glance was
the speaker, Clayton Brenneman, a
little more dignified, a little more
poised perhaps, but still old Clayt,
as we all knew him. And directly
below, in the very first tortoise-
shelled row sat Dorthy Geib and
Paul Kurtz with Winifred Mctllure
and Mary MeKelvey just across the
aisle. The speaker was succeeded by
a tall blond man, surely Charles
Faris! I was becoming quite elated
that here were more friends, when
the ball was suddenly obscured, and
I turned away reluctantly, thinking
my wonderful opportunity was gone.
With a quick gesture of his lean
brown arm the wise man brought me
A curtain was rising upon the
lovely shadowy stage of a darkened
theatre. As I bent a rapt gaze upon
the exquisite setting, a girl, swathed
in filmy garments, and wraithlike in
her slenderness,spun out - Christine
Klesius! No one else could have at-
tained such mastery of the terpsi-
ehorean art. It seemed but a mo-
ment when the performance ended,
and lights showed a delighted audi-
ence splitting its gloves enthusiastic-
ally. Most enthusiastic were Miriam
Vifilloughby, Susan Peters, Martha
Pearce, Florence Rook, Betty Fair,
and Caroline Roth, their gorgeous
frocks Cplease don't ask me to de-
scribe themj set off by the darker
attire of their companions, Herbert
Owens, Drew Flegal, Truman Crist,
Jim Orr, John Hess, Jimmy Grove
and Bill Gailey. Then the lights
snapped off. Madame Genevieve
Best, with her famous voice, was
weaving spells about her entranced
audience. But, now, the swirling
mists, darting to and fro, hinting
everything, but exposing nothing,
told me that my glimpse into the
crystal ball was ended. My Magic
Moment was gone.
4. Only a Dream
Yes, I was growing sleepy, I could
no longer force my drowsy eyelids
to stay above their glittering orbs
and so they gradually sank to their
nightly level while the book I was
reading slipped slowly to the floor
closing the pages on that chapter,
"Where to, Brother?" so glowingly
describing the advances of science
and making possible predictions as
to the future.
I do not know how long I enjoyed
that sweet state known as sleep or
by what means or cause I was awak-
ened, but awaken I did with the
strangest feeling imaginable. I did
not seem to be flying nor yet to be
walking, still all the time I was look-
ing straight at the sky whose stars
seemed to be rushing past me at a
great rate. This strange motion con-
tinued for the space of half an hour,
as well as I could judge, and then I
was deposited in front of a walled
cityso brilliantly lighted that I could
hardly see for a few moments, but
then I beheld a tiny man who stood
beside me motioning me to follow
him past the walls. I hesitated for
a second, and then impelled by an
irresistible force I went through the
Immediately inside the gate I was
confronted by a mass of electric
lights all skillfully worked out in
different colors, and spelling words.
So absorbed was I in these huge signs
that I had forgotten about my com-
panion, when imagine my surprise to
see him standing by my side fully a
half foot taller than I. I stepped
back in astonishment, but he merely
pointed toward the sign with a com-
manding gesture. Then I read:
The Kingdom of Genius
Home of Inventors
displayed in letters of large size at
the top of the series. Directly under-
neath appeared thc words, Rules and
Regulations, followed by a great ar-
ray of small lights. The rules thus
denoted were so numerous that I
shall mention only those that seemed
most important to me.
I. No one in this kingdom is per-
mitted to speak audibly to anyone or
anything until he has completed his
work, at which time he may utter
one shout, when he will be shown
from the city in order that he may
proceed to the inhabited region and
give to the people the benefit of his
II. Every one in this kingdom
must have about or near his person
the means of signs printed on cards.
III. Every one is permitted two
visits to the inhabited region before
his work is completed, for the pur-
pose of bringing means for the test-
ing of his work, on condition that he
assumes the size of a manikin upon
leaving these walls, and does not
again assume normal form until he
reenters these walls.
IV. Strangers brought here for
testing shall be treated respectfully
and shown the kingdom before they
are used for the intended purpose.
If said strangers are overcome dur-
ing the course of the experiment
they shall be placed secretly in the
safety vault forever.
V. All wishing to sojourn in this
kingdom must conform to all things
prescribed above. By order of
Ruling Genius-Master Mind
As soon as I had read the third
and fourth rules it dawned upon me
for what purpose I had been brought
to that strange place. A vague fear
elutched at my heart. I began to
wonder what the contents of the
safety vault could be like. My
thoughts were rudely disturbed by
my guard's seizing my arm, and
hurrying me forward.
6 Ego ' 5
'Behind the huge signs I had a View
of the whole city, or kingdom, as
they called it. Stretched out over
the territory enclosed by the walls
were numerous tracts of ground, all
of the same size and each containing
a stool and table and in some cases
a man busily at work. The guard
conducted me among these tracts
and by means of the cards carried
made known to me that I could stop
and investigate any work that inter-
ested me. - '
My attention was first attracted to
a large white screen, erectedby one
of the workmen, on which I saw
faintly the figure of a girl dancing
while strains of music came from a
curious box which proved to be a
radio. Attached to the set was a
small projector, much like those used
for lantern slides. Turning to a
smiling man who was manipulating
the set I nodded to him. Immedi-
ately he arose and by fast changing
of cards spelled out this message:
"This is a seeing and hearing radio.
It will be wonderful. I will be out
in two years' I smiled cheerfully.
llc bent busily over his apparatus
and I passed on.
I was interested in a small car
which I recognized as a Ford, with
broad wings on either side and a
mighty propellor in the front. As I
watched this vehicle from a short
distance the wings suddenly col-
lapsed and thepropellor disappeared.
I started toward it, but the inventor,
seeing us approaching, produced
cards which read: "This is only a
flying Ford. I have ten years to go.
'Don't bother me." I took the hint
and kept on.
I had not proceeded far with my
guard when my nostrils were assailed
by a sweet odor which seemed to put
new life into me and to make me
want to help every one. A whitish
seemed to be tl1e cause of this.
Tracing it to its source I sawa bright
little man working over a small cyl-
inder into which the gas was being
forced. I took it to be a war mach-
ine, but my fears were soon allaycd,
for with his signs the little man ex-
plained, "Peace forever! This is the
vapor of eternal brotherhood, one
bomb will stop a war. VVait twenty
years." I shook my head duhiously,
but in my heart I wished success to
Quite a distance farther on my
attention was drawn to a man
stretched out 011 his table, apparent-
ly asleep, who suddenly arose and
jerked a pair of strange phones
from his head and threw them vio-
lently to the ground. In reply to my
questioning glances he looked rather
sheepish, and with his signs said, "I
have the machine that will teach you
while you sleep, but I never grow
tired and therefore I do not sleep
and cannot test it successfully. But
success will come in thirty years."
With a nod of finality he again set
the machine on his head and tried to
return to slumber.
As we were drawing near the en-
trance of the city I was startled by
a shriek of exultation directly to the
rear of us. Turning quickly we saw
a man dancing in high glee and wav-
ing a small article above his head,
together with a sign which said :"No
burglar will overcome this lock. I
am a. success. Goodhylu By that
time two other men whom I judged
were guards like the one accompany-
ing me, had hurried to the man and
were conducting him to the gate. I
wished him success but I remem-
bered other burglarproof locks.
But now the lights seemed to be
growing dim, or was it my imagina-
tion, and my guard with a peremp-
tory nod beckoned me to hasten.
Halfway to the gate we stopped be-
fore a group of men whom I had not
noticed before. They seemed to be
intently interested in a tiny box one
of them was holding, but upon see-
ing us they stepped aside and on a
sign, printed in red letters, I saw the
following: "The powder of electric-
ity. No shock received by the body
from any current is too great to be
absorbed by this powder. You will
form our first test."
.Then I realized their purpose in
bringing me to this place, and when
I saw "5,000 volts"printed on a card
which they passed around, my heart
sank to my toes and cold sweat stood
on my temples. VVould I submit? I
asked myself, and a small voice
answered, "You must!" Then I re-
membered reading about a man who
had been killed by a shock of four
hundred volts, I remembered the
significant statement at the end of
the article: "Nothing can or prob-
ably ever will be able to curb the
power of electricity." With my
nerves at the highest tension, I saw
one of the men start toward me with
two wires in his hand. Then I bolted.
I ran swiftly, my legs working like
pistons but with considerable effort.
I heard steps behind me, but no
voices. The steps were drawing
closer. I saw the gate. Alas! it was
closed. Could I even reach it? An-
other leap,I touched it and struggled
frantically to the top. I felt a hand
on my back, but a desperate east
threw me over the gate and flat on
the ground of the other side. I was
Slowly I regained my senses, the
ground had a carpety feel and I saw
the legs ot a chair on a level with
my eyes, but look as I might I saw
no gates. It must have been a dream.
I heaved a sigh of relief. The book
I had been reading lay at my side.
Idly opening it my eyes fell on the
words, "XVhere to, Brother?" and
with a feeling of relief I replied
aloud, "To bed".
America, canst thou not see
The handwriting on the wall?
Art thou so gold and pleasure mad
As not to see at all?
Thy gilded emblem tarnished is,
Thy high ideals are lost,
Thy Ship of State is near the rocks,
Storm wrenched and tempest tossed.
Storm clouds are marshalled up above,
They dim thy guarding stars,
The hand that guides .is none too strong,
Yet nought thy repose mars.
But chart and compass 'thou heedcst not-
What more canst thou expect,
Than turmoil and destruction and
Thy Ship of State a wreck?
The children of the devil toem
Where once the godly stood,
0, heed thy compass and thy chart
And change this bad to good!
God of our Fathers, thee we need
Now more 'than e'er beforcg
O, pray direct our troubled course
To Thy way evermore!
And bid 'Thy children wake and see
The handwriting 011 the wall,
And they, Our Own, will surely heed
And answer Thy great call.
America, thou whom we so love
And God to whom we pray,
Pray bring us from this troubled night
To Thy ne'er ending day.
SCOTT S. GEESHY.
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Emy Lou's Romance
"No mother, it isn't that. I just
don't seem to have a good time with
Stan." Painfully Emy Lou was ex-
plaining the circumstances to her
mother, who couldn't understand
Why Stanford and Emy Lou couldn't
"It does seem too bad, Emy Lou,
when his mother and I are such dear
friends. And Where could one find
closer friends than your fathers?
But there, dear, I don't want you to
think he's being forced upon you."
Mrs. Keeler, white-haired and digni-
fied, appeared to have let the matter
drop. But she looked questioningly
at her daughter as she hastened to
answer the telephone.
' ' Hello - yes, Nancy? "
"Yes, I've got the most scrump-
tious news! Stan just called me and
asked me to the hop and I accepted.
Listen,dear,I don't want to be catty,
but he's so nice, and I knew you
t'VVell, I should say not."
"Anyhow, you've probably turned
him down already. Now truly, didn 't
"Yes, but he just asked me be-
cause he knows how mother and
Aunt Em feel about it."
"Emy Lou, you're just precious.
I felt sort of guilty, even when I
knew he'd never have asked me if
he'd thought you'd have gonef'
"Wl1y Nancy, no such thing! He
likes you or he wouldn't have asked
"You'rc going, though Emy Lou,
aren't you? Please?"
"Think about it. Call you if any-
thing turns up. Or better, I'll drive
over, if I can fix that tire myself.
Dad has the other one, so if I can
fix it, I'll be over. Goodbye, honey.
And Nancy, I'm really gladf,
Thoughtfully Emy Lou made her
way to the garage, where after don-
ning a pair of old coveralls she set to
work on the tire. Between tugs she
kept reminding herself that she was
really glad, but she just couldnit
seem to get used to the fact that
Stan was 'taking Nancy and not her
to the hop.
She had been sitting on the run-
ning board for some time after she
had fixed the tire when her mother
again called her to the telephone.
Her heart began to beat queerly as
she hurried toward the house. Odd,
she thought, since she didnit know
who could possibly be calling except
"Hello -- Yes? Oh yes, Stan!" CI
must be very cool and distant even
though I am glad, she thought.j
"Hello, Emy Lou! Did you decide
not to go to the prom, or just not to
go with me? The latter, eh?"
"Nancy just called." CNow he'll
know I know.j
"Oh, yes! Then she told you, I
suppose? VVell, this is why I called.
You i121V0l1,I aecepted another bid,
have you? Gosh, 1'm relieved. You
know my roommate, at least you've
heard me speak of him? Well, he 's
coming home with me next week-end.
And-Emy Lou, are you there?
VVell, as I was saying, he saw your
picture, Emy Lou, and he wants to
take you to the hop. It's a bad case,
however o11e-sided it may be. I told
him I'd do my best for him, so Emy
Lou, you'll go won't you? Please ?
lIe's an awfully good sort, and-
well, you will go?"
"VVell, Mr. Falton,before I answer
would you mind telling me just ex-
actly who it is that you are raving
"Why, Emy Lou, you know Peyts
-Peyton McKenzie. He's really an
awfully good sort. Awfully good
looking - but say Emy liou, tell you
what. I've got his picture around
somewhere, and if it's all right, 1'll
bring it around tomorrowf'
'WVcll, I'll go, Stan, 'cause I do
want to go to that hop."
"Oh, I say, Emy Lou-1 -youire
not 'peeved about Nancy?"
"Don't flatter yourself, Mr. Fal-
ton. But really, Stan, I'm not
peeved. I'm really awfully glad."
"VVell, goodbye. See you tomor-
row then. ' '
"Oh, Mother, I am going to the
hop after all. Stan's roommate,
Peyton McKenzie, is taking me. You
know Stan 's taking Nancy." Brave-
ly Emy Lou strove to be easual.
"Isn,t that the sweetest name!
Sounds just like Burns. Oh Mother,
that dress up in La Shoppe! I think
I'll drive over for Nancy and go
right over for it before the shop
As Emy Lou changed clothes she
sang snatches of HAuld Lang Syne"
and "Afton VVaters". As she drove
over to Nancy 's she pictured con-
fusedly this young M acKenzie. Tletis
sec now, what is the Scotch type?
But vainly she racked her brain for
a typical Scotchman of twenty years
or perhaps younger, and by the time
shehad reached Nancy's house, she'd
not have been the least surprised to
see a man in plaid kilties strolling
down the street playing a bagpipe.
She found Nancy in the kitchen
making fudge. Emy Lou told her
the main facts and promised the
details on the way to La. Shoppe.
Katie was prevailed upon only with
much coaxing and a dollar,to finish
the fudge and wash the dishes.
VVhen Nancy had been told the
story without the omission of a
single detail, she hugged Emmy Lou
"Oh, honey, itis just too sweet.
I'd feel, terribly guilty to be going
to that hop with Stan, and you not
going at all. And youfll look sweet
in that dress", rapturously Nancy
HYes, dear, a11d I want you to
stay with me that night, too. Iid
stay with you, but Dad won't be
home and I don't like to leave
Mother alone all night. You don't
mind, do you? I know it's my turn,
but I'll do it for you sometimef'
When Stan called the following
day he bore with him a picture of
his Scotch friend. The picture must
have measured up to Emmy Louis
hopes, for she went to sleep that
night she had a confused vision of
brown eyes, smiling lips, and wavy
hair,"Not eurly",Stan had hastened
to explain, "and anyhow it 'S hardly
noticeable the way he brushes it."
As the week passed Emy Lou was
hot and cold by turns. She couldn't
help wondering if he were that
lueautiful-but-dumb variety so nu-
merous just then. Several times she
almost retracted her acceptance, but
in earnest discussions with Nancy
she was persuaded to go.
As a special favor to Stan, Emy
Lou and Naneb' were persuaded to
ride down to the train to meet him.
Breathlessly they donned their trick-
iest dresses, and when they were
ready to go each was well. aware of
her own charm.
As Emy Lou saw Stan alight from
the train she hardly noticed Nancy 's
breathless "Oooh" so engrossed was
she in the search, for his companion.
When at last she saw him she whis-
pered to Nancy, HWhy Nancy, he's
even nicer than his picturef,
ln what seemed to ltlmy Lou an
impossibly short time, the introduc-
tions were over and they were driv-
ing along chattering like old friends.
For a long time after they l1ad left
the boys at Stan's own door, the girls
were silent. And when they parted
at Naneyls door they kissed eaeh
other impulsively. That night at the
hop, 'there were no happier nor pret-
tier girls to be seen, and truth to tell
the boys seemed not at all displeased.
As the two girls lay in bed that
night, Emy ljou ventured, " Well, do
you like Stan?
t'Oh, Emy Lou, isn't he just won-
derful? 'l. was just so proud to be
with him. And Irlmy Lou, he asked
me to the Thanksgiving Fraternity
danee. But W- why Emy Lou, what 's
'tOh, T'm so happy, for Peyton
asked me too, and I was just dying
to go, but not without you. And
Nancy darling, he's con1ing up next
week with Stan," and, very low,
"and he said the fraternity pin I
should wear would be a lucky, lucky
pin. It's quite a good old world
after all, Nance?"
MARTHA D. PE ARCE.
The Spectre ot the
Along the old lndian Trail, a short
distance below Frankstown in the
Juniata Valley, lies the village ot
Geeseytown, a sleepy little place
boasting of one street, along which
straggle the few dilapidated houses.
About midway down the street is the
old town pump, around which the
wiseacres gather to recount their
experiences. Just beyond the village
is the cemetery, in which lie many
of the forefathers of the inhabitants,
not a few ot whom fought in the
Revolutionary XVar. The following
story centers around one of these:
Une dark, muggy evening, while
the customary erowd was gathered
around the pump, a noise like the
sound of a wagon drawn swiftly over
a. rough road was heard. In a tew
minutes a young boy came dashing
into the circle of people with eyes
agog and hair disordered. His story,
told between frightened gasps, was
that as he was driving past the eeme-
tery, on his way back from the mar-
ket, something suddenly appeared in
the middle ot the road and stopped
his horses. The apparition then
elambered up the side of the wagon
and sat down beside him, all the
while-uttering not a sound. 'The boy,
Old rankstown Road
aeeordiug to his own story, whipped
up his horses and drove with all
speed to the village, not taking an-
other look at the figure beside him.
VVhen he arrived it was gone.
By this time the whole village was
gathered to hear the tale, most peo-
ple laughing and saying that the
boy's imagination was getting the
better of him. Finally the crowd
dispersed and the incident was tor-
A few nights later a man and his
wife, driving home from a neighbor-
ing farm had the same experience.
Although not quite so frightened as
the boy had been, they lost no time
in getting home to tell their adven-
Two young men, upon hearing the
boy's story verified by the olde!
people, decided to see for them-
selves. They proeured a horse and
wagon, and at about the same hour
at which the spectre had been seen
by the others, set out tor the ceme-
tery. When they arrived at the up-
per end, they saw a small figure with
both hands upraised. They stopped
the wagon, the figure hopped up on
the seat between them with a celerity
surprising for one ot' his apparent
age. The two youths, bent upon sat-
isfying their curiosity and unravel-
ing the mystery, looked intently at
He was not over five feet high. His
dress was that of a Revolutionary
soldier, in buff and blue, with tar-
nished brass buttons. llis face had
the appearance of a dried up apple,
so wrinkled and yellow it was. His
long pointed white beard reached
below his waist, and on his head was
the tri-cornered hat of the Revolu-
tion-weovering the white hair which
was caught back in a pigtail and
tied with a faded red ribbon.
The young men asked him who he
was, but he made no answer. Again
and again they asked him, but he
made no reply. At last they rode on
silently toward the town. When they
reached the end of the cemetery the
soldier climbed over the side of the
wagon, and as his feet touched the
ground he vanished.
The brave young men whipped up
their horse and rode into town at
breakneck speed, in fact, if the wait-
ing townsmen had not called to them
to stop, they might have gone clear
through the town.
And to this day, when any of the
townspeople have to pass the ceme-
tery, they go before the shades of
night cast weird shadows on the
A Tale of the Pacific
lflrom the lips of a dying drunken
Kanaka in Singapore it came, a tale
of marvelous wealth, glittering
jewels, priceless pearls, heaps of
gold, all in the wreck of a Spanish
galleon somewhere in the dim, mys-
terious Pacific. lt spread like wild-
tire through harbor towns, and Sin-
gapore went wild with the news.
livery seaworthy craft put out in
search of this Eldorado, and every
man capable of service tried to get
passage, it was indeed a veritable
Among the multitude of wander-
ers and adventurers i11 Singapore,
there were two who knew the secret
-Patrick 0'C'onnell and Tsao Mat-
su. lt was they who found the Kan-
aka first, lying in a filthy gutter
with a Malay kris in his backwa
victim of the lust for gold. He had
told them, between fits of coughing,
of the wreck he had accidentally dis-
eovered while he was swimming. It
lay in a lagoon of an atoll, unarmed,
unclaimed by any country, lying
northwest of Tahiti. He had been
fishing and a. storm had blown his
canoe to the atoll, where it had been
wrecked on the jagged eoral reefs.
During his enforced sojourn on the
atoll he had explored it thoroughly,
and had located the wreck. It lay in
a. little inlet in the eastern part, in
twenty feet of water, and it had be-
come the haunt of the dreaded torni,
the octupus, and the murena. He
had dived and found a chest, and
after opening it and securing ahand-
ful of gold, narrowly escaping the
octupus, he had wandered about the
atoll until he was taken off by some
friendly natives. Vtlith his gold he
had sailed to Singapore, and he be-
lieved, incidentally to his death. He
paused i11 his tale, his lips covered
with blood Hecked froth, and shook
convulsively as he coughed. In his
broken English he continued that
there was a little hill on the east of
the atoll and a great jagged rock on
the west. But here his voice faltered,
and Pat and 'Tsao knew they were in
thc presence of the dead.
.Tsao Matsu was the son of a noble-
man of the old regime, highly edu-
cated but imbued with the spirit of
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-. -fgqlwmra in
Wanderlust. Pat was a happy, rol-
licking Irishman, as true a son of
Erin as ever loved a shamrock. Two
years before a half caste Hindu had
run amuck in Calcutta, and had tried
to cut short Tsao's life, because he
happened to be nearest, with an axe,
but a fist backed by a brawny Irish-
man had interposed, and the Hindu's
body was thrown into the sluggish
From Calcutta the two had trav-
eled the world over whither their
fancy led them. They were insepar-
able friends, and generally liked.
Pat had two outstanding faults,
drinking and talking. Separated
from Tsao for a few minutes, he had
become the center of a motley crowd
in Pamba Jake 's saloon in Singapore
and he told them a wild tale of
wealth. Tsao, returning, stopped the
story quickly before Pat had be-
trayed thc location, but what he had
told was sufficient.
For six long months they drifted
about the islands waiting for the
news to blow over, but one dark
night they stole a small sailing boat
from the little harbor of Tahiti, and
sailed away into the night. Carefree,
and with good sailing weather, they
headed for their treasure with all
speed, for the boat was provisioned
for a monthis cruise.
Two days northwest from Tahiti
they sighted an atoll, but there was
no jagged rock or hill to mark it,
and they turned northwest again.
On. the third day a little hill rose
out of the gently heaving waters of
the Pacific, on it were waving cocoa-
nut palms and a golden sandy beach.
Vilestward a great scarred black rock
rose abruptly out of the shimmering
golden sands of the beach, and the
treasure seekers knew they had
reached their journey's end. Care-
fully picking their way among the
many colored jagged coral reefs they
found the lagoon entrance, and a
half hour saw them safely anchored
in their harbor of promise.
It was an enchanting spot of clear
blue iridescent waters sparkling in
the sun. The waving nodding cocoa-
nut pahns, the dazzling goldensands,
the coral bottom of purple, yellow,
blue and pink coral among patches
of gleaming white sand, the blue
Pacific sky overhead, and the mild
cooling ocean breezes made it a Par-
adise of the Pacific.
The next day bright and early the
two men found the inlet and began
to look for the wreck. It was an
ideal day, the dancing waves lapped
musically against the sides of the
boat and the sunshine lighted up the
lagoon bed, making it an ocean fairy
place. Multi-colored fishes swam to
and fro as the boat moved along.
Suddenly Tsao cried out. There
among patches of white sand and
clumps of poisonous purple coral,
lay a ship, barnacle and coral
encrusted, but a sure-enough ship.
The boat was anchored. Pat stripped
to the waist, stuck a diver-'s
knife in his belt, and while Tsao
lowered a rope to the wreck, down
through the cool, translucent wat-
ers went Pat,-down to the wreck.
Millions and millions of fish, large
and small and of every color of
the rainbow, swam about him as
he reached the deck. Parts of the
ship were gone, forming numerous
caverns. Cautiously Pat made his
way to the cabin. Above the ruined
doorway, he saw the words, Santa
Through his mind flashed memories
-memories of a night in Lisbon, of
the music of guitars, the rose per-
fumed air, the whirling dancers, the
talking sailors, the tales of lost ships,
and particularly a tale of the lost
treasure ship, Santa, Brigida, that
had tried to return to Spain west
across the uncharted Pacific,to avoid
Drake. His lungs clamoring for air
roused him from his effort of mem-
ory, and he swam to the surface.
As he left the doorway he did not
see a dark mass slump back to the
cabin iioor and a pair of ghoulish
eyes search the upper waters. ,A few
minutes in the fresh air sufficed him,
and he dived again directly to the
Zi v fd
eabin and entered. There on the
warped and rotted floor was an open
ironbound chest from whieh gold and
jewels gleamed. He took a step for-
ward. As he did so a slimy tentaele
encireled his leg and he looked into
ghoulish eyes. Ile turned to flee, but
other tentaeles fastened themselves
upon him. The terrible eyes came
eloser. Pat drew his knife to fight
for his life. Already his lungs were
crying for air. His flesh burned like
fire where the tentacles had fastened
themselves. Grasping his knife in his
free right hand,he desperately sliced
at the tentacle about his left arm,
The keen blade severed the tough,
rubbery flesh, but another tentaele
took its plaee. Another thirty see-
onds would exhaust his breath.
Suddenly a shadow passed above
and the lithe form of Tsao appeared
at the doorway. Instantly compre-
hending the situation, he raised a
huge fish spear and thrust it squarely
between the ghoulish eyes. The oetu-
pus jerked eonvulsively, its head
loosened. Pat dropped to the floor
uneonseious. Grasping Pat about the
waist, 'Tsao swam to the surface and
in a triee was utilizing a Japanese
method of artifieial respiration. For
half an hour he labored. Finally Pat
tliekered his eyes and sat up. He
was so weak he eould not rise to his
feet, so Tsao dragged him into the
eabin and put him to bed.
The next day, a. trifle weak, but
wearing his usual smile, Pat -ap-
peared on deck. Tsao took another
fishing spear and tied a rope around
his waist, and dove down to the
wreek. Cautiously he entered the
cabin. A dark mass lay on the floor
beside the ehest. flle prodded it
gently with the long spear. It did
not move, the tentaeled killer was
dead. Tsao closed the ehest, tied the
rope about it, and rose to the sur-
faee. The ehest they pulled to the
deek of their boat and opened. There
before the astonished eyes of the ad-
venturers gleamed the treasure of
the Santa BI'ig'ida,-glitteringjewels,
gleaming heaps of gold, pearls of
purest lustreh-an untold fortune.
Three days later a certain A. J.
Marcia of Tahiti was agreeably sur-
prised by a grinning Irishman and a
smiling Jap who explained that they
wished to eompensate him for the
unpremeditated loan of his boat.
Later on in llonolulu the firm of
O'Connell and Matsu, dealers in jew-
elry, was established, and a happy
eottage in Ireland, and a family in
Tokio, eaeh rejoieed over the return
of a long lost son. Their thrill of
adventure over, East and VVest
settled down in harmony, satisfied
that they need never again be wan-
derers on the faee of the earth.
What a Station Clock Saw and Heard
li am an old station cloek with a
round kindly face. Spring, summer,
autumn, winter, through the short
seasons l run, never changing, never
changed. I have watched trains go-
ing east, trains going west, trains on
time,'and trains the day after time.
From young January until aged De-
eember I turn and wateh, my face
inserutable, my heart beating never
slower, never faster, as the erowds
eome and go.
"That old eloek says a quarter 'til
four and my wristwatch says it's
only half past three," announces a
bright blue eyed high sehool miss,
gazing quizzieally up at me.
" Well Peggy, I presume that since
the trains depend upon it, it just
might have the nerve to be right,"
drawled sareastieally Graee Des-
"Oh, don't mind that," comforted
Jane, Hrun along and get your
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schedules. Welre all in a hurry-
I'm never home on tin1e any more.
Being a Senior is more important
than I ever dreamed it would be."
"Don't take it so hard,little one,"
retorted Grace, "there've been Sen-
iors before us, although it does seem
that each year I do less and yet have
less time. Now where's the fallacy
in that 'V'
"Well Grace, if you walk as slow-
ly as you talk, it's a wonder you're
not late every day," laughed Betty,
a small dark girl with flashing smile.
You've just about exhausted your
excuse supply now, I'm afraid."
"Here, you kids, quit your squab-
bling, you're entertaining the entire
station. Besides I've got those pesky
schedules, so I'm ready," ordered
Peggy with the smiling confidence of
a leader in her crowd. 'tYour lack
of dignity is appalling. NVe were all
more prim when we were Freshies
than we are nowf'
"That's so--and at this rate what
will we be when we're through col-
lege?" asked Betty as they passed
through the door.
"I think so, I think so," mur-
mured a prim old lady who had
sternly Watehed their bright faces
without smiling. "'What's the mod-
ern generation coming to, anyhow?
-Why when I was a girl ..... " her
voice trailed off, and I laughed four.
'lk 'lf If 'IF
By their collegiate air I could eas-
ily guess that they were college fel-
lows so I listened to them.
"Well I'm darned glad to go back
to college," growled John to Howard
as they sat waiting for the train to
carry them back to Penn State. "All
the governor did was preach, preach,
preach, the whole Christmas vaca-
tion. 'You're spending too much
money. Do you think I'm a mint '?
VVhat are you doing with your allow-
ance that you're overdrawing like
this?' That's all I heard morning
and night, 'til I'm nearly crazy."
"How many nights did you say
you were home?', slyly interposed
"Aw, cut it out,'l snapped John,
"do you 'think a fellow comes home
to sit and entertain his kid sister?"
"No-usually somebody else's kid
sister,', grinned Howard. "But say,
that's a good looking bag-a pres-
"Mother got it for me," briefly
answered John. Howard glanced
down at his own worn bag--well, it
had to do him two more years. It
was such a good old pal that he'd
hate to lose it anyhow.
"VVhat d' you do all vacation?"
asked John, his grouch gradually
wearing off. .
"Oh Iworked. My old boss treated
me like a king. Guess I'm kind of
a novelty," laughed Howard. "The
money sure looks good to me, too."
"It is nice to be industrious",
agreed John. Then looking sheepish,
he said, "The governor got me a new
overcoat," and he looked at Howdie.
"VVell, out with it-you think I'm
pretty yellow to rail Father just be-
cause he gives me a just racking. I
know I deserve it, but darn it, I
wish money didn 't slip through my
fingers like water." 'Then with a
glance at me ticking away as if
utterly unaware of their existence he
grabbed his new bag, "Come on, our
train's due and we want a seat,"
and they left for the college which
meant so much to both.
its S? if ill
Her pouting mouth and black eves
attracted my attention at once. She
looked so young.
"But grandpa," this little Freshie
urged, as they waited for her mother
who had been'gone a long time,
"why shouldn't I be like other girls?
Vtlhy shouldn't I bob and curl my
hair, and wear my dresses as short
as the rest of the girls do J? Vllhy must
I wait until I'm eighteen before I
look cross-eyed at a boy 2? VVhy, I'll
be an old maid by then ln
"VVell," slowly answered grand-
pa, "your mother didn 't have all
those fool notions and she's been it
good daughter and wife and mother.
JA X, 0
Ireekon you'd do well to follow her
"But don't you see you're genera-
tions behind? Why, if I'd wear
elothes like those mother wore when
she was a girl-high shoes-oh my,
it simply isn't being done this year!"
"Here's your mother now,,'
soothed the old man as a sweet faced
woman came up. f'Well, Mary, your
grown up daughter her-e's been want-
ing bcaus and everything since
you've been away."
The mother kissed her daughter
for reply, and they turned to go, but
I heard her murmur as she looked to
me as if for sympathy, "Alas, I've
lost my little girl."
fr? :Xl it
And now I see my flligh School
Seniors again, Seniors no more, but
sweet girl graduates. ,Their iirst real
parting is near. Peggy is leaving
early for a western college. '
"Oh, Peggy, it doesn't seem poss-
ible that you're going so far away
and leaving us," sighed Grace. "To
think we've all been together for
four long years at High, and now .."
"Please shut up, Grace," ordered
Betty, "or I'll simply ruin my com-
plexion weeping. You're enough to
give anybody the blues. Peggy isn't
really dying, dontt you know!"
t'No, but seriously, kids, fri- wefve
had the time of our lives at? High,"
said Peggy, with tears in her eyes.
"I hate to break up our crowd, but
you'll all write niee long letters, and
Itll send you fascinating cards
nieverything. VVe'll all be home on
our summer vacations with so many
things to tell l
I sounded the hour. Their bright
faces lifted toward me as if I had
sounded their death knell. Silence
fell on the little group. "Your train
is here, Peg." Jane said it as if the
words were forced from her. Then
suddenly Peggy was assaulted with
damp kisses and fervent hugs. The
last goodbyes were sobbed. Peggy
disappeared, a courageous smile on
her sweet face in spite of her tears.
And gone were the days of happy,
close eomradeship. Gone were the
ehums so carefree and gay. Gone
were her teachers whom she loved.
Ilerclass was at last scattered. There
would be new friends, new interests,
and the happy youthful school days
would be a golden memory.
I ticked on, subdued by this part-
ing, by the youthful sorrow. I listen
and listen to many things and I say
nothing, but oh, I tick and tiekl '
It was one of those dreary foggy
rainy days that seem to drag on and
on interminably-a most uninterest-
ing and depressing kind of day. Poor
Pauline sat dejeetedly by the win-
dow of the train, her chin in' her
hand, watching the dripping scenery
swirl past. VVhat a poor beginning
for the week-end visit with her col-
lege chum,a visit that she had count-
ed on so much.
Oh, the rain--she yawned boredly.
Ordinarily when traveling she was
fascinated by the changing scenery
and interested in the types of people
of whom she caught a brief glimpse
at stations. But there was no beauty
in that gloomy grey mist, and the
only people to see were those hurry-
ing along, hiding nnder dripping
umbrellas. Oh well !-and the train
slowed up at another station, Pauline
revealed her state of mind in another
very weary yawn. ln the most un-
becoming midst of her yawn she
stopped short. lieaning against the
damp side of the station was an un-
deniably good-looking young fellow
in the unbecoming midst of the same
kind of a yawn. They stared at each
other in surprise-then burst out
laughing at the absurdity of the situ-
Their amusement. lasted only for a
moment, for the iron-hearted train
slipped swiftly away through the
mist. P'auline's eyes kept their
twinkle though, as she turned to look
at her schedule. Raleigh was the
name of the town at which she was
to stop. VVhere was Raleigh? She
ran her finger down the list of sta-
tions---Raleigh-Oh there it was. She
gasped! IVhy! llurriedly she called
"What was the name of that last
station ? " she demanded.
"Raleigh, miss," the conductor
"Oh dear,', she wailed, "that was
where I was supposed to get off.
What'll I do?"
The eonduetor assured her he
would let her off at the next station,
where she eould get a loeal back to
Raleigh. She spent a miserable hour
waiting in a damp little station be-
fore she finally boarded the smoky
poky local tor Raleigh. It was dark
when she stepped off into the rain.
There was no one to meet her, and
she had to start off alone. Ot all
horrid nights! She detoured minia-
ture ponds, waded mud, and jumped
puddles, until she was soaked. VVith
a reliet born ot discomfort and near-
exhaustion she finally saw the lights
from Eleanor's home.
' ' Poppy l ' ' cried Eleanor, horriiied,
as she saw Pauline standing drip-
ping on the door-step. "What in the
world has happened to you? I sent
Bill down to meet you, but when you
didn't come I thought you had missed
the train. You poor dear, eome right
in immediately and dry off! Bill"
she said, turning around, "here is
the belated traveler, Pauline Rhodes.
Poppy, this is my brother Bill."
Poppy smiled, "lim so glad to
meet ...,,,...... H She broke oft abruptly.
"Oh!" and for no apparent reason
began to laugh. The hearty laugh ot
Hill joined Pauline 's. Eleanor looked
stupidly from one to the other.
"Well, what's the joketn she
eoaxed. HWhere have you two met
It took a lot of persuasion on Elea-
nor's part to worm the story out of
them, and Poppy found it a little
hard to explain why she had passed
'They spent the evening betore the
glowing tireplaee in uproarious de-
light. Poppy and Bill found they
had surprisingly many interests in
eommon and they began eagerly to
plan for the next few days.
It rained steadily all the next day,
and the next and the next, and it
was still raining when Poppy hopped
on the train to go baek home. But
what a ditterent rain! Pauline had
never had such a wonderful time in
all her lite as she had those three
rainy days. The rain had merely
added graee to all their plans and
seemed to shut them off from the
rest ot' the world. She sat thinking
about it all as the train moved off.
Suddenly she heard-surely-her
name spoken. She looked up quick-
ly. Bill was standing there quite
red in the taee. She eould only gasp
in astonishment-"VVhy Bill!"
Bill looked at her-looked away-
looked baek again. "I-oh-er," he
stammered, "you see I-Oh darn it,
Poppy, will you?"
Poppy stared at him. "Why-
why, this is rather sudden don't you
think,-but I-oh Bill, what can I
Bill caught sight ot her eyes. "Oh,
-blame it on the rain," he laughed
happily, as he settled down in the
seat beside her.
IVINIFRED MeCL UR li.
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The Enchanted Forest A
ln all t.he good king's wide domain,
No other lord had won such fame,
As one renowned Sir Hector Wcmod,
Had earned by his great hardihood.
His lands embraced both plains and hills
And mountains high, with noisy rills
At dusk one balmy summer's eve,
The bold Sir Hector saddled Chief,
And seized his bow and arrows light,
To ride alone through the moonlit night.
The castle grim was lett behind,
With its solemn towers, stern but kind,
Projecting into the dark'n.ing dome,
That rambled far through pathless maze,
As if to reach the stars' vast home.
Yet ne'er returned the
sun's bright rays.
Behind the cold, forbidding crest
Of the greatest. nrountain's wooded breast,
The lingering shades of eriinson light,
Fast were thickening into night.
The moaning wind crept down the glade,
And whispered through the gathering shade
To 'the grizzled guardsmen, fading slow,
And swaying gently to and fro.
The wan stars brighten in the gloom,
To see the advent of the moon,
Gliding so shyly .into View
Above the top of the mountain blue.
And now she creeps caressing near
To the great wild woods, to her so dear:
And then begins the 'tattling breeze
To whisper its secrets to the trees.
Sir Hector rode in silent thought,
And mused ot battles long since fought,
Scarce giving heed whieh course he took
Until old Chief splashed through a brook
But now he looked into the green
Along the darks-ome, gurgling stream,
And 'then pursued that tiny track
That led deep into the 'Forest black.
Intent upon h.is quarry's trail, Atop the greatest mountain height
And stooping low from his eharger's back,
He studied with care the beaiiteous track
That was leading him on, he knew not
And in spite of reason he did not care.
If he might only see his quest,
He felt perhaps that it were best
To do no harm to such a being
Beyond the saerilege of seeing.
He did not see the darkness pale
As the sparser growth let in the light
Of the climbing orb that cheers the night.
His mount had paused ,in snorting fright
As he suddenly saw a wondrous sight,
And bold Sir Hector raised his eyes,
And stared in mute and awed surprise.
And now when man
That from his castle he could sight,
His quest had led him and his Chief
Into :L dark depression deep.
And .in the heart of this natural cup
A fountain clear springs blithely up,
But hor1'or of horrors! VVhat demons thest
Hush! Their voice like eveningds breeze!
goes forth at night
In old Sir Heetor's forest bright
'With peaceful moonlight midst. the trees,
He wonders what sad news the breeze
Is telling in such dolefnl 'tones
Accompanied by those deep-voiced groans.
He does not know that Hector VVood
Enchanted, from that day has stlood.
HUGH STEC KMAN.
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Ann Changes Her Mind
'fLet's go to the football game
Saturday, Ann. Oh, it's goi11g to be
exciting, for the teams are evenly
matched and such rivals!" Eleanor
Johnson coaxed Ann Hartley, who
had not, as she said, "much time for
H What do Iwant to go there fort?"
.Ann replied. HAH that you see is a
crowd of fellows running after one
poor unfortunate boy and throwing
him head foremost into the mud.
Then they all fall on him and stay
there till some man blows a whistle,
when they untangle themselves and
carry a few injured off the field with
the crowd cheering and calling for
more. l call that cruelty, I d0n't see
any sense in it. Besides, you freeze,
up there in the bleachers, and you
can't sit down for fear somebody
will step on you. l'd rather go to a
movie. ' '
H011 well, Ann, you can stand it
for once. Come on, we're going to
get up a crowd to go. VVe'll have a
good time. If you don't like it you
don't have to go again."
Finally, after much coaxing, .Ann
decided to go. She wore her new
white sweater and a pretty little
velvet toque that could not, however
hard it tried, prevent a few irresist-
ible brown curls from blowing
around her face. She had long rib-
bons of maroon and white, and ear-
ried a thin black eane with stream-
ers of the same color, for she said
she "wouldn't be outdone by any-
body, even if she didn't like the
At the field, Ann and her crowd
chose seats in the middle of the
stands and near enough the front to
see every play. lt was early yet, but
in a short time the crowd began to
come in by twos and threes and then
in great throngs. All wore school
colors, all carried some article of
the noise-producing variety, whistles,
tin horns, harsh rasping ratchets.
The noise increased as the minutes
passed, until with a glad cry of
"Here they come", the students rose
to their feet as one person and wildly
cheered while their team ran onto
After this outburst they settled
down and waited in suspense for the
kickoff. At last the signal came. The
home team kicked the ball.
VVith the first minute of action the
crowd broke loose, and as Ann looked
about her at the happy excited faces
and the ever moving pageant of life
and color she thought, " Well, surely
if a game of football can make them
feel like that, it must be worth some-
Suddenly Eleanor clutched her
arm in a frenzy of excitement.
t'Look, look," she cried, Hwelre
going to make a touchdown."
Ann looked but without much in-
terest. Then something wonderful
happened. VVhen Ann saw that her
friend Billy had the ball and was
running toward the goal with about
six others trying to trip him, she
Hflh, run, run, Billy, ' ' she shrieked,
Uhurry, you can make it. Only a
little more, a little more." And Ann
jumped up and down on the bleach-
ers and waved her be-ribboncd cane
"Well, that 's all very well,'y said
Eleanor, "but I know my arm will
be black and blue tomorrow where
you grabbed it, -- in"-she added
significantly, U- in your excitement
over a football game."
The game Went on with the home
team finally wresting a hard-earned
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victory from the opposing team, and
when at the end the tired boys were
being repaid for their bruises and
outs by joyous shouts from a thou-
sand throats, Ann turned to her
friend and said, "Say Eleanor, let's
come to the game next week. XVill
Eleanor, eharitably refraining from
saying what she would like to have
said, answered, "Why surely, Ann,
I wouldn't miss it!"
Playing the Game
In the struggle and strife of the game of life,
When there's everything yet to do,
When your signal is ealled and you get the ball,
What kind of a fellow are you?
Though the odds are great, and fickle is fate,
And the goal is far away,
Though your line won't hold, and the foe is bold,
What kind of a game will you play?
Will you smash right .in with vigor and vim,
And try to down the foeg
Will you do your best in the greatest test,
VVhat kind of iight will you show?
When to reach your aim and gain your fame
You -only fail by an ineh,
I ask you then, in this world of men,
What kind of a game is a cinch?
When the game is o'e1', and life's no more,
And everything has been done,
Then men will ask, "Did he do his task?"
And not if you lost or won.
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The orchestra, along with the other
musical organizations of the High
School, has grown to be a very large
department. It is supervised by Pro-
fessor Harold Compton, a student of
the Cincinnati and the New England
Conservatories of Music.
During lVlr. Compton's first year
in Altoona, he organized an orches-
tra, a band, a girls' glee club, and a
chorus of eighty voices. 'The orches-
tra this first year consisted of twen-
ty-one pieces, but by the end of the
year it numbered about fifty. The
next year, 1920, membership in-
creased to about eighty, and in 1924
the orchestra consisted of eighty-six
This year the orchestra has a mem-
bership ot over a hundred, which
constitutes a complete symphonic in-
strumentation. Of course some de-
sirable effects are impossible to ob-
tain with so large a group, so in or-
der to remedy this difficulty, the di-
rector has divided the orchestra. The
Symphony Orchestra with a member-
ship of forty-two is a division ot the
big orchestra and represents the best
talent available in the lligh School.
These players are selected from the
big orchestra on a basis of skill.
Vilith this group the director is able
to work out more delicate points of
technique and interpretation. This
orchestra also plays quite difficult
music. Effects can be obtained with
this group that are impossible with
the large orchestra. It is the ulti-
mate aim ot' the conductor to eventu-
ally produce the highest type ot
music possible with a High School
The recent organization of the
orchestra made Eugene Siegel, Presi-
dent, Norman Campbell, Vice Presi-
dent, Mabel Glass, Secretary, and
Robert Menchey, Treasurer. Under
this administration the group is pro-
gressing nicely. Arrangements for
several socials and a picnic are being
The annual orchestral concert was
given this year by the combined
orchestras of the Senior High School,
the Roosevelt High School, and the
Lincoln Buildings, on Friday even-
ing, February 6, in the new Junior
High School. ,A large and apprecia-
tive audience was in attendance to
hear the largest orchestra that ever
presented a program in Altoona, be-
ing made up of more than two hun-
dred members. The following pro-
gram was given:
J. a. Flag of 'Truce -
b. Bohemian Girl
e. Dancing Dolls
2. a. Mandy Lee ----
b. Love Thoughts Polka - -
Marimba Specialties by Billy Green
3. a. Sullivan's Operatic Gems - -
b. Concerto in A Minor - -
Cello Solo by Nozereno Santone
4 a. Hungarian Dance No. 3 and No. 6
- La-urevidea ll
- - - Balfe
- - - Scredy
. - - - - - Bra I1 mia
lm. Ciribirim - - - Pestalozzi
5 a. In't.ermezz,o Rocco - - Aletrer
G. a. Fair Maid of Perth - - W'Llld6l
h, United Liberty March - Losey
1. a. Merry YVives of VVindsor, Nicola!
b. Farandolc, L'Arle Sienne Suite, Bizet
C. Ernani ---- Verdi
d. Hienkehr Aus Der Tremde -
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Senior' High Orchestra
2. a. Mental Healing - - -
Reading by Billy Green
... a. Erwinn -----
Clarinet Sole by Lawrence Stitt
-L. a.. Culver Polka - - - -
Cornet Solo by Eugene Siegel
ai. a. At the End of the Rainbow -
ll. .Driftwood - - -
By Ernest Snowberger
6. a. S-chubert's Melody - - -
b. Bedouin Love Song - - Pinsmith
7. a.. Tyronbienne - - ITe1H'i-Rariflzu
Three Pianos - Twelve Hands
S. a. Robins Farewell - - - Artlzuv'
b. Poet and Peasant - - Von Suppf
e, Stony Point March - Lazzrcndeazz
Q, First Violin: Henry Bloom Clarinet: String Bass: Oboe: Paul Smitl
S Louise Herriok Dorothy Boyer Gwynne Dodson Er d D k Emory Querry Hosvarcl Burel
Bert Russel Ella' Mae Bradley Margaret Gerhardt lvqo ec 'er - Leslle Axe
G , B k William Whittaker Saxophone. A
Robert Stuart nnnal ee man George Howe Robert Bortz M rr e C 1. d Clifford Jwohn ton
Jolm Show Wilma Emes Anton Kildey ' Shall le Beg -al , Herbert brumbaker
Regina Wl1ite Guy. Steffen Evelyn Poole Sozusafphonet F elmfm ge y Flank Mays
Frank Dibert LOUIS EWU Howard Sehuler - mums Wood Heell Sallkel'
Carr Dunn Mollie Erin Lawmncc Stitt Leonard Harris Paul Van O1-man Forrest Smith
George Brorsaehor Robert McCoskrey Harold Stover Nefman Campbell Flute: Kenneth Walker
Auldon Brower Wesley Mecallen Stanley 'Truby Trombone: Reeve Epright Vwvrlliam Boyer
Albert Carson Chester MeTav1sh Nick Mento Christo her Schmsch William Walters
5 Mabel Glass Myrtle Melinlgllt Drums. John Hoke Frank li-338101, ' Eugene Zerbe
5 Bornadmo Bradley Florenee Meleher I '- Horace Menehey Edward Basra, French Hom:
5 Norman Cogarr Harold Musee William Bussman Michael Must Edwin Nami
r g Lina Crump John Myers J ack Hoover Alfred W iekes Cello: . LUV Bixrmr
f Q Arthur Dmm Anthony Santella John W. Houser Harold Ruth Robert Memmer -' ' f
i 1 Milton Froor Amber Sidler Roy McGough David White Anna Bohm ' Piano:
M R L. Adelaide Smith .I ' u Mu F. t Martla Gobreeht
Q ae ues ' Herbert Sehandelmeir Nolgsill cam bell VJ-Ola' 1 on lee William J. Ritchey
' Second Vlel-ln: Carl Snyder lj Eugene Moyer Trumpet: Dorothy Stewart
1 Ruth Bardell Ellaline Stephens Ma ' ba.: Elwood Tipton Eugene Siegel Sarah Tobin
1 , Anna Behm Pauline YVolfensberger Billy Green Joseph Stellabotte Harvey Lytle Minnie VVolfberg'
The Chorus was organized early
this year with about sixty-six mem-
bers and Miriam Willoiighby as ac-
companist. .They began working on
some very good and interestingnum-
bers among which was thc Christmas
Cantata "The King Cometh", by R.
M. Stults. This cantata was broad-
cast from the Roosevelt Junior lligh
School, Sunday afternoon, Decen1ber
21. The complete cantata is based
on the Kingship of our Lord. The
text is taken entirely from the Old
and New Testaments with the one
exception of a single stanza. HHark!
The Herald Angels Sing" is inter-
twined with the Angelic Chorus as
recorded in St. Luke. The cantata
is arranged in three parts: 1. HA
King is Promised", 2. "The Incar-
nation", 3. "A King is Born".
The complete program follows:
Cantata-"The King Cometh", R. M. Sfults
"Awake O Zion" - - - Chorus
Wllhe King Promised" - - -
Russell Shaffer, Chalmers Cree, and Chorus
"The Lord VVill Give a Sign" - -
Gladys Feist and Helen Sanderson
'tllnto Us a Child is Bornv - Chorus
't'l'hy Kingdom is an Everlasting
Kingdom" - - - Chorus
t"l'he Angel Said Unto Mary" - -
Francis Wood, Bernard Oswandel,
Chalmers Cree, Russell Shaffer, George
Hayes, Nathan Kunes, Frank Keirn
"He Shall be Great" - - - Chorus
"And the Wortl VVas Made 'Fleshv -
Helen Sanderson, Gladys Feist, Emma
Heiss, Reba Johnson, Bertha Heiss
UAnd Lo the Angel of the Lord" v
Russell Shaffer and Chorus
t'Silent Xightn - - - Chorus
'tAnd 'llhis Shall be a Sign" - -
Reba Johnson and Gladys Grove
HSleep Little Babe" ----
Lincoln Girls' Glee Club
f"'l'he Holy Cityl' - - - Arlanis
HGlory to God in the Highest" - Chorus
"O Come All Ye Fuithfuli' -
Audience :ind Chorus
The Chorus has spent most of its
time working up their numbers for
Commencement which are:
"Dry Yo' Eyes" - - LIIILI'-Yblllffl
'Nong of the Vikingsv Y - Ifnimig
- Loo-ni is
"Marionina" - - -
'tllow Lovely are the Messengersl' -
- f--- lMl'IIdf'l.YSOIIIl
t'lXIontezunia Comes" - - - LO'0'lll-'IIN
"Song of Victory" - - l'rfrey Flrtclnfr
An added feature of our Chorus
and Glee Club work is the memoriz-
ing of a great part of these numbers.
ln the latter part of the year the
Chorus and both Clee Clubs will com-
bine their eiforts in producing a
very beautiful opcretta, the Gypsy
Rover, to be done in costume in the
Junior Iligh School Auditorium.
The Gypsy Rover is in three acts
and is woven around the character
of Rob, later known as Sir Gilbert
lflowe, of linglisli nobility. Rob,when
an infant. is stolen by his nurse, Meg,
who later becomes the wife of Marte,
a gypsy. Rob grows to manhood
among the gypsies believing Meg
and Marto to be his parents.
It happens that one day while
Lady Constance Martindale is riding
with her fiance, Lord Craven, they
become lost in the woods, and finally
wander to the gypsy camp. Here
Constance and Rob meet. and fall in
love at iirst sight. Craven of course
objects to Rob's attentions to Con-
stance. llowever, in a rare comedy
scene with Marto and Sinfo he is
made to tell Sir George, who has
come in search of Constance, that
Rob is a very charming fellow.
In Act H Rob goes to the home of
Constance and serenades her. ,They
plan to elope but are overheard by
Craven who informs Sir George and
makes plans to capture Rob. Rob is
captured and thrown into prison.
Two years elapsc during which
time Rob has come into his estate,l1is
identity having been proved by Meg.
llc becomes a successful composer,
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a friend of the Prince, and a social
lion. Constance has remained true
to her love and when Rob returns to
England he woos and wins her for
his wife. As Rob says, "The good
fairies have led me to the beautiful
country after all, and our story, Con-
stance, can end in the proper way
'They lived happily ever after' ".
There are pretty love affairs be-
tween Nina and Captain Jerome and
between Zara and Sinfo, also many
comedy scenes involving Sinfo and
The Boys' Glee Club
This organization has been more
or less neglected until this year,
when it was organized with a mem-
bership of forty voices. The accom-
panists are llarold Bingman and
William Ritchey. 'This Glee Club has
planned to give a minstrel show the
latter part of April. In addition to
giving a real minstrel show, they
will sing at Commencement part of a
dramatic cantata entitled "On Shore
and Sea", by Arthur Sullivan.
As a subject not inappropriate to
a celebration intended for the honor
a11d advancement of the HArts of
Peace," the theme of this eantata is
the sorrows and separations neces-
sarily ineidental to war. A dramatic
form has been chosen lending
itself best to musical expressions.
The action has been centered in the
time when constant conflict was
waged between the Saracen settle-
ments on the shores of Northern
Africa and the Christian powers of
the Mediterranean, particularly the
Genoese. The scene changes from the
shore at the seaport of Genoa to the
sea Cfirst on board a Genoese vessel
and later on board a Moorish galleyj
and back to the shore again.
The cantata opens with the Heet
weighing anchor to the joyous song
of the sailors and lament of wives,
mothers, sisters and sweethearts left
sorrowing on the shore.
The scene then changes to the sea.
The thoughts and prayers of the
sailors go back to the loved ones left
behind, and invoke for them the pro-
tection of Our Lady, Star of the Sea.
Months pass and the scene changes
again to the shore. The fleet so long
and anxiously looked for appeals on
the horizon, and the crowd, headed
by the maiden whose fortune the
cantata follows, liocks to the wharf
to greet its triumphant entry. But
the price of the triumph must be
paid, her loved one has been either
captured or slain for he is absent.
She gives expression to her desola-
tion amid the sympathizing sorrow
of her companions. Her lover, how-
ever, is not slain, but is toiling at
the oar as a slave under the lash of
his Moorish captors. While those
on shore are celebrating their tri-
umph a11d mourning for their lost
ones, the captive in whom we are
most interested plans an uprising
against the rovcrs, secures a key to
the chain to which all the prisoners
are fastened and tells them to strike
for their liberty. They rise against
their captors, master the galley and
steer homeward. On entering the
portthey are welcomed bytheirloved
ones. As a result, the sorrow of
separation is turned to rejoieingg
and the cantata ends with a chorus
expressing the blessedness of Peace,
and inviting all nations to this, her
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The Girls, Glee Club
This organization has a member-
ship of about sixty voiees doing
three part ehorus work. Their ae-
companist is Sarah Tobin. ,They have
sung in chapel several times. 'The
tllee Club has added several new
numbers to their repertoire this year,
among them being:
f'The Nightsongw by Rio.
"The Whippoorwill" by Hahn.
f'To a XVild Rose" hy Maellowell.
"The Uhilian Folk-song".
Near Commencement time the
tllee t'lub will sing a dramatic can-
tata entitled "Fays of the Floating
Islands" by Paul, Bliss. The theme
of this eantata like many other musi-
cal themes draws exceedingly on the
imagination. The story opens with
an evening amid the floating islands
in the South. The fairies are all
dancing in the moonlight to the
eeaseless music of the cricket band,
when three fays, wearied with the
dance, run to the waterls edge and
there espy a coloweb reaching out
through the dark to a neighboring
island. Seeking rest, they hurry
across onthe gossamer web and sing
of the beauties of the new island.
Suddenly a storm arisesg clouds hide
the moon, and the fairies become
frightened. But the storm quickly
passes, the moon shines out, and
upon its silvery beam the fairies tip-
toe back to their home and the wild
dance goes on.
"The old order ehangeth,
Yiehling place to the new."
'The first band that ever played
under the Maroon and White was
composed of about sixteen pieces.
This band was organized in 1917
under the direction of Mr, George
When Professor Compton was ap-
pointed director of music in the Al-
toona lligh School, he immediately
reorganized the band, which was an
arduous task. The band was con-
fronted with the problem of the lack
ol' instruments, but the" orchestra
came to the rescue and gave several
eoneerts to raise funds with which
to purchase instruments. As a result
the band has grown from lti musi-
cians in 1917 to 65 in 1924. In 1922
our band was considered one of the
finest in Central Pennsylvania. lt
was then composed offifty-six pieces.
The first parade in which our band
was represented was in 1920 when
they took part in the Memorial Day
parade, and since then they have had
much experience in the art of parad-
ing. The first parade in which the
band took part this year was the De-
fense Day parade on September the
twelfth. 'The band also led several
student parades before the football
games last fall. Students will always
remember the fine showing the band
made at the Harrisburg Tech game
when they actually made the Tech
stands sitfup and take notice. Three
eheers for our band! May it con-
tinue to carry on the good work.
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Major -- Billy Green
Emo ry Querry
Paul Van Orman
Elwood Derker Drums:
Harold Stover Cymbals?
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N Cnr Athletics l
What is the present status of ath-
letics at Altoona High. For the past
twenty years the Maroon and White
has participated in basketball and
within more recent years in track
and football. During the greater
part of our athletic history our
teams, especially track and basket-
ball, have enjoyed a fair portion of
prosperity, but within recent years
the 'progress of athletics has been
greatly retarded because of the lack
of proper facilities.
'To remedythis situation the Board
of Education purchased grounds at
Maple Avenue and Twenty-fourth
Street and built the High School
Athletic Field, which was used for
the first time during the football
season last fall. As soon as our
finances permit we intend to make
some necessary improvements with a
View toward making our athletic
field more fit to take care of the out-
Vilith the completion of the
new Junior High School a well
equipped gymnasium, seating 2,000
spectators, was placed at the dis-
posal of High School athletics. Be-
sides ably taking care of High School
players and fans, this gymnasium
will be of inestimable value in devel-
oping future athletes for the team.
The .year just passed was in
many respects superior to previous
years. Although the football season
was only fair, our three basketball
teams were returned winners in
twenty-nine out of thirty-seven con-
tests, and prospects are very bright
for a record breaking track team.
The year has been by tar the most
profitable financially in the history
of our school.
The gradual awakening otAltoona
High to the importance of athletics
has been further demonstrated by an
increased school spirit. as shown
through the cheering. The school
wishes herewith to acknowledge the
work of cheer leaders Billy Green,
Ivan Fleck, and George Beech.
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RICHARD fDick5 MADISON
'tNow get in there a11d iight." 'To
the casual observer Dick appears to
be the most disinterested spectator
at the game. However, those who
have been participants in the little
conferences held in the "Inner
R-ooml' before each game, will ad-
mit that the above words sound
familiar, for during these moments
he is an entirely different Dick.
Although he takes victory and de-
feat without complaint, there is no
one who likes to win better than
Dick. After the disappointments of
a rather mediocre football season he
resolutely devoted himself to the
task of producing a winning basket-
ball team. How well he succeeded
is now a matter of general knowl-
edge. Suffice it to say that nothing
could have been more pleasing to
Dick than the two hard fought vie-
tories over his home town of Lan-
Dick is more than a coach-he is a
true gentleman. Moreover he has
the satisfaction of knowing he has
given his best for athletics in
. . ,
"Where's Cuppylll' Had you vis-
ited most any of our athletic teams
during practice this year you would
have been certain to hear this cheery
remark, for Cuppy and his liniment
bottle are very popular after a stiff
Guppy will tell you that the job of
student manager is no soft snap, but
we will tell you what he won't, that
he fills it very capably. The write-
nps in the Tribune are a product of
Cuppy's facile pen, although the sig-
nature, tf. F. Rothroek, is a foreign
name to most of us. It is contended
by some that he is deficient in the
art of rubbing, but be it said to
his credit that his faithfulness to
duty makes up for these shortcom-
There is one thing, however, that
we can't fathom, and that is, why
sueh a husky fellow enlisted in
the ranks of the Clommercialites.
'Possibly he thought the Commercial
Palace needed a guardian.
CHARLES qcuppyb ROTHROCK
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GEORGE qretep BEECH
Meet Pete Beech, three year basket
ball man and Captain of this year's
quintet. George becomes a streak of
greased lightning when he dons a
basketball suit and is about as easy
to stop. He led this year's tive
through the best season an Altoona
High court team has had for several
years. From the beginning of his
career three years ago he has been
a star. His playing alone many times
Won the day for Altoona. He had a
bit of hard luck last year, a game
leg keeping him out of the play for
Aside from athletics George is a
good fellow as everyone will testify.
Here's hoping Pete will always be
as successful in everything he does
as he has been in basketball.
Bob is Altoona lligh's premier
athlete, being an all sport man and a
big push in all athletic affairs. Start-
ing his eareer in sports soon after
his entrance to High School, he has
played on almost every team Altoona
has put out. lndeed so many times
has he won his letter that he hasg al-
most enough to start a new alphaibet.
Bob is greatest honor probably
came as captain of the 1924 football
team of which he was the main cog.
His playing on the basketball team
has always been above par and many
times has he been listed as a guard
on an all star state team. As a
track man he has very few equals in
the weight events.
VVick is very popular at school
being a member of the Student Coun-
cil. Bob is a pleasant, reliable, de-
pendable fellow. He expects to go to
college next fall having several good
offers in view. VVe are expecting
great things of him and do not an-
ticipate being disappointed. Good
luck to you Bob.
ROBERT tB0bJ WICKER
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Faculty Members - Mr. Jones, Faculty Manager of
Alhleficsg Mr. Helmbright, Mr. Koelle, Mr. English.
Student Members-Charles Rothroek, Student Man-
ager of Athleticsg Marion Wiclcer, Howard Burd,
Christine Klesius, Beatrice Ayers, Eleanor Wilson.
EX-officio Members -- M r. M adison, Mr. Wolf, Miss
Athletic Director, boys- Mr. Richard C. Madison.
Athletic Director, girls-Miss Elisabeth K. Eyre.
Football- Robert Vllicker, '25
Basketball - George Beech, '25.
Reserve Basketball-Herbert McKague, '25,
Girls' Basketball - Christine Klesius, '25.
Football - Charles F. Rothroek.
Basketball - Charles F. Rothrock.
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Wearers of the "A"
Thomas Abernathy, '25
Harry Conroy, '25
'Truman Crist, '25
James Early, '25
Paul Earnest, '25
Charles Fliekinger, '25
Carl Graf, '25
John Hess, '25
Raymond Koelle, '26
Robert Laramy, '25
Herbert Meliaguo, '25
Paul Morse, '25
Charles Rothrock, '25
John Schuehart, '26
Russell Shaffer, '25
Charles Shiugler, '26
Victor Speer, '25
NValter VVhistler, '25
Marion Wicke1,', '26
Robert Vllieker, '25
George Beech, '25 John Hess, '25
Charles Fliekinger, '25 Raymond Hoffman, '26
Lynn Eoeht, '26 Fred Miller, '27
Thomas Goodfellow, '25 Charles Rothroek, '25
Robert VVieker, '25
Arthur Cox, '25 lilraneis Semanski, '24
Charles Robb, '24 Robert Wicker, '25
VVillian1 XVinebrenner, '24
GIRLS ' BASKETBALL
Anna Alloway, '25
Beatrice Ayers, '26
Louise Bard, '27
Mary Henderson, '26
Parthenia Hudnall, '25
Christine Klosius, '25
Marian Neff, '25
Auncla Slack, '26
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60 ............,..... Roaring Spring ............... 0
43 .............,.,.. Hollidaysburg ..,,,,..,,,,,,,,., 0
88 ,................. Mt, Union ..,,,,...,,, ..,,,.,, , 0
20 ............,...... Clearfield ,,,,..,,,..,........ ........ 0
3 .................. Vtlindbei -......,.,,.....,...,,.........,...,. T
0 l..........,...... Harrisburg ,Tech ......,,,... 61
0 .......,,.,.....,. Lock Haven ,...........,..,......., 43
6 .....,..,,,.,..... Tyrone ...........,,..,.,,,, ..,.,,,,, 6
0 ......,.,.,.,,.... Johnstown .,......,...,............,. 31
0 ...............,.. Williamsport ,,,............,,..,, 17
220 ,.......... ....,,, T otals ..,,,,.,,, ..,....,, 1 65
Although the 1925 football season
was far from impressive from a
standpoint of games won and lost, it
was the most successful year we
have ever enjoyed in respect to scor-
ing. The records show that the team
emerged from the hardest football
schedule in the history of the school
with four victories, five defeats, and
one tie game. ,The Maroon and
White scored 220 points to 165 by
The team opened the season with
four straight victories by decisive
scores over Roaring Spring, Holli-
daysburg, Mt. Union and Clearfield.
Signs of decline were evident, how-
ever, when the team lost to WI11dbG1',
and then came Harrisburg Tech.
Tech's overwhelming victory not
only shattered our hard earned pres-
tige but crippled our team for the
remainder of the season. No more
triumphs were credited to the plucky
Altoona boys, although the team man-
aged to hold Tyrone's undefeated
warriors to a tie. VVe admit the
superiority of Lock Haven and pos-
sibly Johnstown, but we deserved a
better fate than to be unable to dc-
feat Tyrone and VVilliamsport.
A. H. S. SMOTHERS ROARING
SPRING IN ITS FIRST GAME
A. H. S.-60 Roaring Spring-0
'The Altoona High School football
team made a brilliant showing in its
first game of the season by defeating
the Roaring Spring High School by
a score of 60-0.
The Maroon and VVhite team
started off well, gaining power as
the game progressed, and in the last
quarter scored almost at will. The
Baretown boys must be given credit
for their pluck and sportsmanship,
though Altoona, with Captain Bob
VVieker hitting their line, gave them
little chance for scoring. To the rest
of the team goes much credit for
their admirable team work and
smooth execution of difficult line
plays. In the last quarter Altoona
overwhelmed Baretown, and scored
thirty-four points, VVicker making a
sensational ninety yard run.
HOLLIDAYSBURG DROPS ONE
A. .I-I. S.--43 Hollidaysburg-0
In the second game of the season,
on October 4, our fast Maroon and
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VVhite sent the ,lfollidayslnirg boys
back home with a defeat of 43-0.
Through the entire game Altoona
scored easily. Even in the last per-
iod with the entire second squad on
the field, a touchdown was made.
In this game, as in the last, the
team deserved the highest praise for
both its offensive and defensive
The line was like a stone wall and
the baekfield resembled a battering
ram. Altoona kept the upper hand
during the entire game, not once al-
lowing the .Burg to come within
scoring distance. More remarkable
is the fact that Altoona allowed her
opponent only three scattered first
downs. When the whistle blew Al-
toona was on the way to another
POWDERTOWN DIDN'.T HAVE
A. H. S.-88 Mt. Union-0
Altoona overwhelmed Mt. Union
on Oetober ll by a score of 88-0, the
highest score piled up on any team
for many years. The boys from
Huntingdon County were completely
Altoona scored touchdowns with-
out trouble exeept in the first period.
The team counted in all thirteen
touchdowns, The entire second squad
was sent in the last quarter, main-
taining the fast pace of the regulars.
,The only scoring done in the first
quarter was when Wicker received a
punt and ran 50 yards for a touch-
down. After this the team picked
up some speed and showed their riv-
als some real football. The half
ended with a score of 33-O in favor
The Altoona huskies came back in
the second half with a bang, rolling
up a total of 55 points. In the last
half Altoona blocked punts, inter-
cepted passes, and made long runs
Mt. Union must be praised for her
courage and good sportsmanship.
ALTOONA NABS FOURTH
A. H. S.-20 Clearfield-0
Before the largest crowd of the
present season the Altoona High
School football team defeated the
Clearfield High team by a score of
20 to 0. This game, the fourth played
on the High School athletic field, was
the hardest fought battle of the sea-
son up to that time. Clearfield stub-
bornly resisted the Altoona efforts
to pile up the score. Altoona made
her first points when the team
marched the ball down the field,
Wicker taking it over the goal line.
Altoona kicked off to start the
game. Clearfield got the ball but
failed to make their gain. Altoona
fumbled and Clearfield received the
ball. The first quarter ended with
neither side scoring. Altoona came
back strong in the second quarter.
They received the ball on the sixty
yard line and took it down the field
for a touchdown. The half ended
with a score of 7-0.
After the opening of the second
half Conroy blocked a punt and the
ball was rushed from the thirty yard
line for a touchdown. In this quar-
ter Sehuchart intercepted a pass and
raced sixty yards for a touchdown.
No points were made on either side
in the last quarter, and the game
ALTOONA DROPS ITS FIRST ONE
A. H. S.-3 Windber-7
In their first game away from
home this season on October 25, the
Altoona High team was handed its
first defeat of the season by Wiiid-
ber, 7-3. Altoona played its poorest
football. Instead of being on the
offensive as they had been in the
first four games, they played the de-
fensive. The whole Altoona team
was off form. The line was like a
sieve and the backfield seemed to
have lost its usual pep. All that kept
the Windberites from a large score
was their fumbles.
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During the first quarter neither
side scored, both doing a lot of
fumbling and making no gain.
In the second quarter Altoona got
the ball on Wll1dbCF,S twenty-yard
line and tried for a field goal. The
kick was good for three points and
the first half ended 3-0.
In the last half Windber put on
some steam and made an easy touch-
Through the rest of the game
Windber kept the ball in the Al-
toona territory, always 'threatening
HARRISBURG TECH .TOO HEAVY
FOR ALTOONA HIGH
A. H. S.-0 Harrisburg Tech--61
On Saturday, November 1, Altoona
played the strong Harrisburg Tech
team. Although Altoona was beaten
by the heavier and more experienced
team to the score of 61 to 0,they won
an everlasting moral victory. The
grit and fight and bull dog tenacity
displayed by our boys was remark-
able. Not for one moment did Al-
toona give up its fight, even to the
last second. The "never say die',
spirit not only filled the team, but
permeated the student body which
did not allow the cheering to dimin-
ish one iota during the gallant stand
of our boys.
fTech scored a total of nine touch-
downs, three in the first quarter, one
in the second, three in the third, and
one in the fourth.
Once only did Altoona threaten to
score. Through several clever passes
and a Tech penalty, Altoona gained
the opponents' ten-yard line, butwas
unfortunate enough to lose the ball
at that opportune moment.
AGAIN WE BOW T0 THE LOCK
A. H. S.-0 Lock Haven-43
Our own Maroon and White foot-
ballers, badly crippled by the loss of
Spear, Whis'tler, Hess, Crist and Ab-
ernathy, were once more defeated
by the Lock Haven State champions
who rushed through for a total of
six touchdowns. Our team had but
six regular players in the lineup
when they went on the field, and that
was not enough to hold Lock Hav-
en's fast backs. In the second quar-
ter Captain Bob Wickei' went out
when the bad cut which he suffered
in the Harrisburg game was broken
open. This further weakened the
'The team fought a hard battle
throughout the entire game. Shing-
ler played the greatest game he has
ever played, intercepting passes and
making beautiful tackles.
Time and again Lock Haven
plowed through for touchdowns
when our team was unable to stop
them. Only once did ,Altoona threat-
en to score, and then they barely
missed a field goal.
ALTOONA AND TYRONE PLAY
TO A STANDSTILL
A. H. S.--6 Tyrone-6
On November 15, Altoona clashed
in combat with the undefeated Ty-
rone team. Play was close through-
out the game, no one having a decid-
ed advantage at any time.
Altoona played a wonderful game,
in fact, the best since the Clearfield
win. All the backs made consistent
gains through the Tyrone line. Al-
toona's line worked well against the
opponents' baekfield men.
Early in the first quarter, Tyrone
pulled a. surprise when .Ammerman
broke through for a thirty yard run
and a touchdown. 'They failed to
make the extra point.
By hard drilling line plunges, Al-
toona pushed over a touchdown in
the second quarter, but missed the
The second half was without a
score, leaving the score 6-6 and Al-
toona the satisfaction of having held
such a strong team as Tyrone to a
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A. H. S.-0 Johnstown-31
Plowing through our line for five
touchdowns Johnstown Iligh snowed
Altoona under in their annual
struggle here, by a score of 31-0. The
heavy Johnnies using the famous
huddle system, tore through Altoo-
nals line almost at will. Altoona
fought hard but was unable to make
much gain through Johnstown's
stone wall defense.
Altoona's whole team fought with
fury, but was unable to do much in
the way ot scoring. Altoona played
straight football, not trying any
'Three of the opponents' touch-
downs came in the first quarter. In
the second and third quarters Altoo-
na braced up and held the Jawns to
The iinal period saw Johnstown
plunge through Altoona's wornout
line for two more scores, giving
Johnstown the game by a score of
31 to 0.
w1LL1A1v1sPoR'r WINS TURKEY
A. H. S.-0 Williamsport-17
Playing against the terrific odds
of having Captain Bob and a few
other first string men on the casualty
list, the Altoona High "mud heroes"
dropped the annual. Turkey Day
battle to the Millionaires of VVil-
liamsport by a score of 17 to 0. Not-
withstanding the fact that Wicker
was out of the game, our fellows put
up a great scrap and fought hard
for the school.
The aerial passes of Good of VVil-
liamsport were the chief factor in
our losing the game. In the first
quarter, as a result of a pass by
Good, Williamsport scored a touch-
down. A little later the quarter-
back added three points by a field
goal. Then again in the final period
Mutehart received a pass 'from Good
on the twenty-two yard line and
dashed through a broken, field -for
the final points of the game. T 1 I
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VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM
Varsity Basketball Review
8 w..,...,..,, Williamsport CHD .,..,l.,.l.,... 15
41 ,w,......... Ford City CHD .............,....... 12
28 ..w......... Indiana Normal CHD ,,,,.. 18
33 ............ Tyrone CHD .........,,,....,...,.,,,..... 10
20 ....,.,..... Clearfield CHD .,,,....l.,..w,ww.w..... 22
28 .....,...... Lancaster Cl-ID ............,.l.l.llw,., 15
25 ............ Clearfield CAD ..........,............. 35
21 .....,...,,. Tyrone CAD ......,,ll.l,wl,, ll.l....... 2 0
28 .,,......... Wll1dbtl1Q' CHD ....,.....l ..,,.,,,... 1 8
35 .....,....,. Johnstown CAD ....,,.l.l1.,1,.ww,,w 20
20 .........,.. Windber CAD ,.v.v...ww,,,,,ww,,........ 28
20 .,.......... Williamsport CAD ..........o,,o, 43
42 ....,....... Westmont CHD w.....,..o,..,o.,,....,, 13
34 ........,.., Lancaster CAD .............,.oo,.o..w. 32
23 ..........i. Johnstown CHD ..,,,,w,.,....o..,... 21
29 ,..,..,.,.,. Renovo CHD ,.................ii.,,,,.,o.. 24
21 C..........., Lewistown CND .............o..o,..o 17
12 ............ Philipsburg CND ,,w,,,w........... 9
14 .,.,...,.... Lock Haven CND ,i,.,,,,,...,..... 21
36 .....,,..o,, Hollidaysburg CHD .......o,o.. 25
30 .,,........, Hollidaysburg CAD w,.......... 18
548 .....,.,w, v.,..........,,... C Totals ,..,.l....,........o1,,, 436
Early in December the call for bas-
ketball candidates lured ninety men
to the new Junior High court. By a
process of gradual elimination this
number was reduced to twenty-two,
of which number the first ten formed
the varsity team.
The season proved to be the most
successful that Altoona High has en-
joyed in recent years. The team won
fifteen games and lost but six. Only
two games were lost on 'the home
floor and the team numbered among
its triumphs double victories over
Johnstown and Lancaster.
ln the first game of the season the
Maroon and NVhite boys, playing in
a new gymnasium, with a new ball,
and sporting new uniforms and a
new lineup, failed to pierce the de-
fense of the Williamsport visitors
and went down to a 15-8 defeat.
Close guarding prevailed during the
game, the visitors showing the ex-
perience aequired in four previous
The Billtown reverse served to put
the Altoona boys on their mettle and
the following evening a changed
lineup swamped Abe Sharadin's 'Ford
City team by a 41-12 score. Hoff-
man., who was sent to forward, and
Captain Beech, were the leading
The week following Ford City's
rout, Indiana Normal lost to Altoona
for the sixth consecutive time. 'The
final score was 28-18.
Tyrone 's cagers were our next vis-
itors and they returned to the Cen-
tral tfity with a 33-10 defeat. Hoff-
man further justified the faith that
shifted him to forward by his heavy
Hur second and last home defeat
was administered by Clearfield after
a hard iight. The Maroon passers
fought desperately to overtake the
visitors' lead, but the final whistle
showed a 22-20 loss.
Then came Lancaster. Our oppon-
ents,wh0 modestly styled themselves
the Red Tornadoes, blew into the
Junior lligh gymnasium with a ffash
of red, but after forty minutes of
fast basketball they sifted away like
a mild evening breeze, a. little blue.
Pete Beech's sixteen points helped
materially to pile up the 28-I5 seore.
The first game away from home
was our second loss to Clearfield.
The Altoona boys led at half-time
2l-14, but during the seeond half'
Clearfield's strong offense literally
swept our boys off their feet and
they returned home on the short end
of a 35-25 seore.
The team next invaded Tyrone for
a return game with the Central City
lads. Tyrone offered great opposi-
tion on the home court, but Millerys
field goal in the last half minute of
play deeided the issue, 21-20. It was
Altoona's nineteenth consecutive win
Un the night following the Tyrone
game the tall and rangy Windberites
paid us a visit. During the first half
the Coaltowners bewildered our boys
with a strange eriss-cross system of
passing whieh, with the aid of sev-
eral long shots, gave them a slight
early lead. llowever, Altoona soon
overcame this margin, to win 28-18.
"And the Jawns also ranly' Un
Friday, February l3, the Maroon
and White boys won their thirteenth
victory over Johnstown by a score of
35-20. The Mountain City lads led
by Captain Beeeh, were in tip-top
form, and after the first half the
Johnnies never had a chance. The
defense also was airtight. Harris,
J0lll1Sl0Wl1,S dusky idol, got but a
single field goal.
The night following our decisive
victory at Jolmstown our team re-
ceived a set-back at Windber. In this
game Altoona's usual second half'
rally failed to materialize, and Wind-
ber avenged their defeat in this city
by a 28-20 score.
The worst defeat of the season
was suffered at VVilliamsport on Feb-
ruary 20. The team started well, but
soon lost its enthusiasm and the bot-
tom dropped out of the defense. The
Millionaires have a team to be proud
of, but should never have won by a
Staging a eome-baek after their ig-
nominious defeat at Vt'illiamsport,the
Coaeh Madison quintet overwhelmed
Vliestmont, 42-13. The Vtlestmont
aggregation looked good in practice,
but after the first five minutes of'
play, the issue was never in doubt.
February 27 found our team in the
land of the Red Tornado. After a
vigorous skirmish with Lancaster's
Redmen we returned home with their
sealps again dangling at our belts.
Beeeh's seven field goals played an
important part in this 34-32 win.
In a heetie contest, played before
2,000 fans in the Junior High gym-
nasium, Altoona High again downed
its friendly enemies from the Friend-
ly City. The visitors gave our boys
a. real scare but when the team ral-
lied during the seeond half and
forged ahead to win, 23-2l, our joy
knew no bounds.
Renovo's speedy passers offered
plenty of opposition the next night,
but as usual Beech'sshootingbrought
us to the fore and the final tally was
ln the first round of the Distriet 6
P. I. A. A. elimination series our
team conquered Lewistown 21-17 on
the Juniata College Hoor at Hunting-
don. Altoona had a commanding
lead at half time but the Mountain
League champs greatly reduced this
advantage during the second half.
Two days later, in an elimination
game played on the Tyrone HY"
tioor, Altoona High won over Phil-
ipsburg High, 12-9. it was our sixth
straight victory and we advanced to
the District 6 finals.
Our championship hopes, however,
were rudely shattered the following
night when Lock Haven's giants de-
feated our boys in the district finals,
21-14. Lock Haven started off like
a whirlwind, and the half ended
1.6-4. Our team fought courageously
during the second half, in whichthey
outscored their larger opponents,
10-5, but the winner's early lead was
too much for them.
The last two games of the season
were week-end victories over our old
friends The Burghers, by scores of
36-25 and 30-18. Goodfellow, Wick-
er and Hess playing thcirlast basket-
ball games for A. H. S. gave a good
account of themselves in both.
Throughout 'the season the brilliant
work of Captain Beech at forward
was a feature. Hoffman and Miller
proved capable running mates. Good-
fellow at center has few equals when
it comes to jumping and managed
also to pour in his quota of baskets.
His equally dependable understudy
was Flickinger. 'The guarding of
NVicker, Hess. and Focht was mainly
responsible for the low scores of our
opponents, the latter 'two showing
considerable ability as scorers.
The scoring work of the Maroon
and Vilhite during the season follows:
4 G. F. F1. T.
Beech, f, c, g ......... 21 115 54 284
Hoffman, g, f ......... 20 29 15 T3
Goodfellow, c ......... 19 22 21 65
Miller, f ........................ 21 23 17 63
Hess, g ........................... 20 7 19 33
Wiclier, g, c ............ 18 2 4 8
Flickinger, c ............ 15 4 0 8
1f'ocht, g ........................ 15 2 3 7
Franks, f ..................... 9 3 0 6
Morse, g ..................... 6 0 0 0
Decker, f ..................... 5 0 0 0
Welsh, f ........... ........ 2 0 0 0
Faris, c ........................ 1 0 0 O
McKague, g ............ 1. 0 0 0
RESERVE BASKETBALL TEAM
Reserve Basketball Review
A. H. S. OPP.
18 ............ Jerry Crists .........,.................... 15
16 ............ Jr. Mechanics No.376 ...... 11
47 ............ Martinsburg High ......,....,,,. 18
40 ............ Hollidaysb'g Reserves,..14
18 ............ Swastika Club ............,....,....... 17
139 ..........,,.......,,..,... Totals ..,,.... ........... 7 5
Much of the eredit for the fine
showing of our Varsity this year-goes
to the daily practice tilts furnished
by the Reserves. Aside from the
daily task of losing to the Varsity
this team, the Reserves, many of
whom will be in the regular lineup
next year, won five games during the
The opening game of the season
was an 18-15 win over the Jerry Crist
Five, 21- fast independent team with
a11 enviable record. The Junior Me-
chanics No. 376,winners of the Civic-
Mereantile League, were the next
victims, 16-11. Martinsburg High
felt the ax in the third game, 47-18.
In the preliminary to the Johnstown
game, the Hollidaysburg Reserves
were completely outclassed, 40-14,
and the final game was won 18-17
after a hectic struggle, from the
Decker, who was later promoted
to the Varsity, Faris, and the Brink-
ley twins, were the leading scorers
on the olfense, while the guarding of
McKague, Wilson, and M. Wicker
left little to be desired.
The scoring of the Reserve players
G. Fd. F1. T.
Decker, f .,....,.,,,..,...,...... 2 11 7 29
Faris, c ............,.............. 4 9 3 21
H. Brinkley, f ,........ 5 7 5 19
D. Brinkley, f ......... 4 5 6 16
VVilson, g ...................,. 3 8 0 16
M. VVicker, g ............ 4 4 5 13
Welsh, f ...........,............... 2 2 4 8
McKague, g ,.............. 4 3 2 8
Morrison, g ...........,..,... 3 2 1 5
Morse, g ,,......................... 2 1 0 2
Olmes, g .....,.,..,.,,..,........., 2 1 0 2
Shingler, g .................. 2 1 0 2
Winners, c ...................., 1 1 O 2
Owens, c .......... ......... 1 0 0 0
5 4. . ,g.Q..,-.Q. ggi.. ,, Q- 'SFU' 'fl Z
GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
GIRLS' BASKET BALL SCHEDULE
Jan. 24 Altoona 28 Cresson High 2 Home
Jan. 31 " 18 Coalport-Irvona High 13 H
Feb. 6 " 42 Mount Aloysius Academy 11 Away
Feb. 7 H 24 Lock Haven Normal 21 Home
Feb. 13 K 37 Lewistown High 10 "
Feb. 14 16 Philipsburg High 11 "
Feb. 21 H 37 Mount Aloysius Academy 15 H
Feb. 27 12 1Villiamsport High 19 Away In
ltlar. 7 ' 253 Lock Haven Normal 27 "
Mar. 13 4' 24 Philipslourg High 8 H
Mar. 21 ' 16 Williamsport High 18 Home
The Altoona High School Girls'bas-
ketball team, coached by Miss Eyre,
has had a very successful season,
winning nine out of eleven games,
The girls opened the season January
24, 1925, winning from Cresson lliglr
by a score of 28-2. From then on
they had seven straight victories
until the team met Vtlilliamsport at
Vtlillianisport. Here the fast scrappy
Altoona team sutfered defeat for the
first time, to the score of 19-12. Still
feeling this defeat, and that their
record was broken, the girls put up
a stiff iight at Lock Haven Normal.
This game ended in a tie 26-26, but
at the end of the extra five minute
period the Maroon and Mlhitc lassics
had a 29-27 victory tucked away to
bring back to Altoona. The next
week, on Friday the Thirteenth, the
girls travelled to Philipsburg only to
bring home another game, with a
24-8 score. Then followed the last
week of practice, and all was made
ready to receive the only team who
had spoiled their record - Williams-
port. Saturday evening, March 21,
the Altoona High maidens put up a
fine game, but the visitors succeeded
in surpassing the A. H. S. sextet,
18-16. VVith tliesc two games the
only losses, Miss Eyre and the team
consider the season very successful.
The team played the otlieial girls'
rules, with two forwards, a center,
side center, and two guards. For
these rules the floor is divided into
three spaces in which are the for-
wards, centers, and guards respec-
tively. Only the forwards can shoot,
while the rest of the team plays the
passing game. Christine Klesius,
captain and forward on 'the team,
headed the list with 72 goals and 36
out of 94 foul shots. Parthenia Hud-
nall, her running mate, was second
with 48 goals and 1 foul. Louise
Bard, a substitute, took third place
with 6 goals. The forwa.rds were
assisted by the center, Marian Neff,
and side center, Mary Henderson.
Marian did good work at jumping
center with Mary who thought her
middle name was "Fight", Wlieii. it
comes to guards, Eleanor Wilsori,
Beatrice Ayres, and Anna Alloway
ean't be beat. Much credit must be
given to every player because each
did her best for the team.
The following players were par-
ticipants in all eleven games: Cap-
tain Klesius, Parthenia Hudnall,
Marian Neff, Mary Henderson, Elea-
nor NVilson and Anna Alloway. Oth-
er players who saw service in the
games were: Louise Bard, nine,
Beatrice Ayers and Aunda Slack,
eight, "Mid' 'Miller, seven ,' 'Midge "
Miller, six, Eleanor Steckm an, three ,
and Thella Slick, one.
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220 Yard Dash
440 Yard Dash
880 Yard Run
2 Mile Run
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The real test of the standard of a
high school is the record of its
alumni. In looking over the list of
those who have graduated from Al-
toona High School, one notices how
many are citizens of unusual promi-
nence and ability in the community
in which they live. ,Among those
whose careers are interesting are:
Miss Elda Fair, now located in
Kongo Ppelgoe, Africa. This is Miss
Fair's third trip to Africa and she
expects to remain there seven years
before returning to America. She
heads a party of the Bible Institute
of Pittsburg and was ordained min-
ister before leaving there. Her work
in both medical and missionary fields
is carried on among the natives in
Central Africa. Miss Fair intends to
make missionary work her life occu-
John McCullough, '93, is a chemist
and rnetallurgist in Maywood, Illi-
nois. After graduating from Altoona
I-Iigh School, Mr. McCullough took
the chemistry course at Penn State,
graduating there in 1897 and receiv-
ing the degree of B.S. He then ac-
cepted the position of chemist with
the American Steel Foundry Com-
pany in Granite City, Illinois. After
holding different positions with the
Latrobe Steel and Coupler Company,
he undertook his present position,
Metallurgist and Open Hearth Sup-
erintendent of the National Malle-
ablc and Steel Castings Company.
The career of Milton M. Cohen,
prominent attorney in Los Angeles,
California, is of unusual interest.
Mr. Cohen graduated from Altoona
High School in '99 and entered the
University of Pennsylvania. After
practising law in Philadelphia for a
few years, ill health induced Mr.
Cohen to move to California where
for twelve years he has been an at-
torney, several times serving the gov-
ernment as special counsel. In the
motion picture world, Mr. Cohen
represents Gloria Swanson, Pola Ne-
gri, Mae Murray, Constance Tal-
madge, May Allison, Elaine Ham-
merstein, Corrinne Griffith, Renee
Adoree, Clara K. Young, Roscoe Ar-
buckle, Mabel Normand, Gaston
Glass, Governeur Morris, Rupert
Hughes, Frank Mayo, Lew Cody,
Earl Williams, and Buster Keaton.
For three years he has been attorney
for the sheriff's office and has also
represented in various capacities the
Frank H. Remaley, '94, is assist-
ant superintendent in the Allegheny
County Schools. Mr. Remaley liked
Altoona High School so well that
after graduating he remained there
as teacher for four years longer. IIe
then taught in McKeesport High
School for seven years and in Pea-
body High School, Pittsburgh, for
six years. After filling the position
of supervising principal at Edge-
wood Mr. Remaley became an assist-
ant superintendent of the Allegheny
County Schools. Closely associated
with this work is Mr. S. H. Rcplogle,
a former teacher at the Central
Dr. F. Bloomhart, '90, holds the
rank of Lieutenant Colonel and has
been in medical service at Fort Mc-
Kinley, ten miles from Manila. He
will probably sail to the United
States in the near future. Mrs.
Bloomhart was Nellie Moser of the
class of '94.
Mr. John E. Laughlin, '96, is a
prominent lawyer in Pittsburgh. He
is assistant city solicitor and vice-
dean of Duquesne Law School. After
leaving Altoona High School Mr.
Laughlin attended Georgetown Uni-
versity and also University of Pitts-
burgh. In 1904 he was admitted to
the bar and has practised law in
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Pittsburgh ever since. In 1921 Mr.
Laughlin received the degree of Doc-
tor of Laws from Duquesne Univer-
Mr. Raymond Fuoss, '22, now a
Senior at Harvard entered Altoona
High School in 1920 and graduated
there, receiving a scholarship to Har-
vard. He won an additional scholar-
ship in his entrance examination, the
best among six hundred candidates,
and is now graduating from Harvard
in three years at the age of twenty.
Mr. Fuoss has been offered an assist-
ant professorship at Harvard for
next year, and has won a year's
scholarship at Heidleburg.
Mr. E. L. Farabaugh, '98, is super-
intendent of the Ingot Mould Foun-
dry,Bethlehem Steel Company, Beth-
Mr. Charles Bechoeffer, '83, for
many years a prominent lawyer in
St. Paul, Minnesota, has recently
been elected for his second term as
Judge of Ramsay County,Minnesota.
Mr. VV. H. Clingerman, president
of the H. C. Friek Coke Company,
has a career of great interest. After
graduating from Altoona High
School in '85, he became apprentice
in the machine shops in Altoona. In
1889 he took up the occupation of
mechanical draftsman and in 1897
was made assistant general superin-
tendent of H. C. Frick Coke Com-
pany. From this position Mr. Cling-
erman rose to be General Superin-
tendent, and in 1915 took the office
he holds at present, President of the
H. C. Frick Coke Company.
Dr. Harold B. Haines and Dr. Mer-
rill H. Long, both graduates of Al-
toona High School are starting their
professional careers in Altoona this
winter. Dr. Haines is a graduate in
dentistry of the University of Pitts-
burgh. Dr. Long graduated from
Hahnemann Medical College in 1921,
and since that time has been taking
post graduate work and serving in
hospitals. For some time he was
chief resident physician in the Met-
ropolitan Hospital in New York City.
Leo Sutton, '21, is graduating this
year from Allegheny College, Mead-
ville, accomplishing the four year
course in three years. Mr. Sutton has
been a member of the college debat-
ing team each year and has the rec-
ord of having won all but one of the
Fred Elder, '08, after leaving Al-
toona High School, went to Annapo-
lis where he graduated in 1912 as
lieutenant commander. He now
teaches electricity and chemistry at
the Academy there.
Joseph Nhfilliams, '09, graduated
from the University of Pennsylvania
as a civil engineer in 1918. At the
present time he is in business for
himself in Philadelphia.
Mitchell MacCartney, '15, is now
a lawyer in Altoona. Mr. MacCart-
ney studied four years at Lafayette
College. He then took a law course
at Harvard for two years and at
Columbia for one year.
Alfred Vtfillianis, '11, graduated
from the University of Pennsylvania
with the degree of Ph.D. At the
present time Mr. Williams is Profes-
sor of Industry and Director of the
Industrial Service Department at the
Wharton School of Finance in Phila-
John MaeCartney, '20, graduated
from Lafayette College last year.
Now he is engaged by the Pennsyl-
vania Railroad as a mining engineer
Howell Cover, '15, is special ap-
prentice and electrical engineer for
the Pennsylvania Railroad in New
Harry YanSeoyoc, '98, and Albert
YanSeoyoc, '08,have interesting posi-
tions. Harry, after graduating from
the University of Pennsylvania took
up work as a civil engineer. Now
his headquarters are at Montreal
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where he is continuing this Work.
Albert is assistant superintendent of
the Kokomo Rubber Worlrs, Koko-
VValter Gaines, '08, after leaving
Altoona High School, took up the
engineering course at Penn State. At
present he is connected with the
United States Foil Company, Louis-
Margaret Scherer, '14, holds an
enviable record. Miss Scherer grad-
uated from Wellesley College after
winning a scholarship each year for
the succeeding one. She is now do-
ing literary work in Philadelphia.
Phil Hollar, '21, a Senior in the
Purdue University, has recently re-
ceived a great honor there. Mr.
Hollar has been appointed to the re-
sponsible offiee of first lieutenant of
the cadet Held artillery brigade at
Elizabeth Scherer, '12, is a gradu-
ate of Wilsoii College and a former
history 'teacher at Altoona High
School. At present she is secretary
of the Y. W. C. A. in Germantown.
Thomas Peightal, '08, has a most
interesting career. After leaving Al-
toona High School, Dr. Peightal
entered Franklin and Marshall Col-
lege graduating there in three
years and receiving the Phi Beta
Kappa Key. He received the degree
of Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Where
he graduated in 1915. Then followed
twenty-three months of surgical
Work in France. Upon returning to
the U. S. A. Dr. Peightal remained
as an interne in Roosevelt Hospital,
New York City. Later he took up
another surgical course and now is a
prominent doctor in New York. His
headquarters are at Roosevelt Hos-
The following graduates are now
practicing medicine or dentistry in
C. Bowles, '97
D. Hogue, '98
. Keagy, '98 Taylor, '11
lVIcCa1'thy, '98 Downing, '12
E. Miller, '02 Magee '12
L. McKee, '0-L Pennoek, '13
Jones, '05 . Jones, '14
. Kyper, '05 S-hope, '14
E. Hoover, '06 VVeest, '14
N. Snivcly, '06 Burkct, '15
Mogtlit, '10 Luddy, '15,
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TheW0r1dWou1d Come to an End if:
"Ted" Moor-e's hair lost its wave.
A 'Betts" Sehimminger would vote for
Harvey Lytlc grew up.
Mr. Robb grew hair on his head.
"Bob" Wicker quit smiling.
Paul Kurtz forgot to study.
"Greek" Shaffer came to school
"Pete" Beech lost his basketball
High School girls forgot their vanity
Ralph Shoentfelt would be valedic-
MissVVaite forgot to make an assign-
Paul Earnest and 'fTrue" Crist quit
Helen Sanderson bobbed her hair.
Johnny Hess would grow tall.
"Dot" Esterline would stop talking.
Harry Conroy weighed 200 pounds.
HBob" VVicker made a perfect at-
Kitty Leamer's hair was straight.
Mary McKelvey got her hair bobbed.
Paul Morse didn't get at least three
ice cream cones a day.
Harold Baker failed to recite in
Helen Costello would reduce.
t'Pete" Whistler didn't loom above
all the other fellows.
"Flody" Rock had a shiny nose.
Martha D. Pearce would get a per-
A street car or auto didn 't pass dur-
ing a recitation.
All Seniors liked the same ring.
Every student knew all his lessons
for one day.
A young lady whose name was Geilm,
Her lessons at' length did imbibe,
She studied so long,
She is fabled in song,
Just wait for the next of the tribe.
Wet Wonder -
Can Wallace Curry?
Is James Early?
What does Martha Pearce?
Can Martha Cook?
Is "Pete,' a 'Whistler?
Is Francis VVood?
Can 4'Vic', Speer?
VVhere is "Pete's" Beech?
Where is James' Grove?
Can U,l'ete" Graf?
Is Paul Earnest?
Is Scott Geesey?
Is Billy Green?
Vklho did Dean Robb?
Is "Bohn Wicker?
Is Thomas a Goodfellow?
ls Regina White ?
Is Clyde Black?
Where is John's Hill ?
A fellow whose name was Buser,
VVas known as a veteran snoozer,
XVhen told in class
Vlfhy l1e ne'er dill pass,
UI should worry," he yawn'd "I'm the loser".
"Have a sardine sandwich, Bob?
"Do you mind if I count the gold-
Mr. Jones -"'What was that noise
Maury Conrad -"That was only
Bill falling asleep."
He Auto Know
Betty Fair-"I see in the paper
that three persons were killed in a
Jimmie Grove -"Those little cars
sure are dangerous." I
A young lady whose name was Sehim,
VVas granted e'cn her slightest whim,
She asked for her Clayt,
But alas 'twas too late,
Another young damsel had him.
' Wulf!! 'ZZ
Al Geary- "Who is the smallest
man in history?"
Charles Faris-"I give up."
Al -"VVhy the Roman soldier who
slept on his watch."
A young man by the name of Zook,
Was known as a veteran crook,
He tried to steal a kiss,
From a pretty little miss,
But s-s-sh, 'twas the last he e'er took.
Bill- "May I hold your hand for
Marie -- "How will you know
when a second is up?"
Bill - "Chl I'll need a second
hand for that." '
A boy by the name of Nate lxunes,
VVas a ,trainer of fierce baboons,
A beast in great rage,
Jumped out ot' his cage,
'Tis said Nate's been missing for moons.
CTaken from Seniors' English papersj
4'Their eyes met for a breathless
moment and swam together." -
"He drank all of her in with
dancing eyes."-Gene Cutler.
"VVith her eyes she riveted him to
the wall."- Billy Green.
"Often she would remove her eyes
from the deck and cast them far out
to sea."- Scott G.
"As he dropped his eyes a look of
intense agony shrouded his feat-
urcs."- Betty S.
"His eyes met hers and fellfi-
"Her eyes rose from under the
table at the spell of his commanding
voice. ' '- Mary McKelvey.
"And-tlieir eyes clashed and
Chris uttered a piercing shriek."-
A boxer by the name of Lytle,
Set out to win a world's title,
VVhen asked ot his height,
He said he was slight,
But really you know that's not vital.
ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED
"Is this the speedometer?" she
asked as she tapped the glass which
covered that instrument.
"Yes, dear," I replied in a sweet,
"Don't they call this thing the
dash light ll" she queried, fingering
the little nickel-plated illuminator.
t'Yes, honey," my words floated
out as softly as before.
"And is this the cut-out? sie in-
"Yes, doodles," as I took my foot
off the accelerator. Not more than
200 feet away our course was blocked
by a fast-moving train.
"But what on earth is this funny
looking pedal ?"she said in a curious
tone, as she gave the accelerator a
vigourous push with her dainty foot.
"This, sweetheart, is heaven," I
said in a soft celestial voice, as I
picked up a gold harp and flew away.
The best sport we've ever yet seen,
Is of course our own Billy Green,
He's a versatile man,
And an athletic fan,
As a student he's far from mean.
In chapel, the speaker orated ter-
"He drove straight to his goal. He
looked neither to the right nor to the
left, but prest forward, moved by a
definite purpose. Neither friend nor
foe could delay him, nor turn him
from his course. All who crossed his
path did so at their own peril. Vllhat
would you call such a man?
"A truck driver l" shouted a voice
from the bored student body.
The main difference between a
girlie chewing her gum and a cow
chewing her cud, is that the cow
generally looks thoughtful.
There was a young man from Paris,
Who claimed his name was Charles Faris,
He went to the dean,
VVho said he was Green,
IVhile the others they just called him Harris
.Jgqlloona L A
A good story is told about a boy
who left the farm and got a job in
the city. He wrote a letter to his
brother who was on the farm, telling
him of the joys of city life, in which
"Thursday we motored out to the
country club and golfed till dark
and then we autoed to the beach and
.The brother on the farm wrote
back and said:
"Yesterday we buggied into town
and baseballed all day. Today we
muled out to the corn field and gee-
hawed till sundown. Then we sup-
pered and then we piped a while.
After that we staireased up to our
room and bedsteaded until the clock
A man by the name of Kurtz,
'Fell for dames by the name of ffskirtsl'
Tho' .once very meek,
He now is a sheik,
In short the greatest of flirts.
Manager -"What are your quali-
fications for the post of night watch-
Vic Speer- "Well, Sir, for one
thing, the least noise wakes me up."
The following is the concluding
sentence of Pete Beech's Writeup of
the murder of a rich manufacturer:
"Fortunately for the deceased he
had deposited all his l-oose money in
the bank the day before, so that he
lost practically nothing but his lite. "
Mother- "Here's a letter from
Mary at College. She says she's in
love with ping-pong."
Father- "She is, eh? VVell, she'd
better give him upg we aren't going
to stand a Chinaman marrying into
HHOW many shirts can you get out
of a yard?"
f'That just depends on whose yard
you get intof,
"What would you do if I turned
you down?', she asked shyly as they
sat on the parlor sofa.
The young man looked straight
ahead but said nothing. After a few
moments of silence she nudged him
with her elbow and said: "Didn't
you hear my question?"
He looked around and said, "Oh!
I beg your pardon. I thought you
were addressing the gas."
Elizabeth Schimminger-"Do you
Clayton Brenneman-"Yes, but I
like the next letter in the alphabet
The motorist was a stranger in
Boston. It was night. A man ap-
proached. "Sir," he said, "your
beacon has ceased its functions."
"What?" gasped the astonished
"Your illuminator, I say, is
shrouded in unmitigated oblivion."
"I don't quite-H
"The effulgence of your irradiator
"My dear fellow -"
"The transversal ether oscillations
in your incandescer have been dis-
continued. ' '
Just then a little newsboy came
over and said, "Say, mister, yer
A young man by the name of Drew,
Tried to show how much he knew,
Tho, the work was not manual,
He'd a job on the Avlmm-Z,
But alas, he sold only a few.
A colored man complained to the
store-keeper that a ham which he
had bought there was not good.
"That ham is all right, Zephf' in-
sisted the store-keeper.
"No, it aint, boss," insisted the
negro. "Dat ham's shore bad."
"How can that be," continued the
store-keeper, "When it was cured
only last week?"
The colored man scratched his head
retlectively, and finally suggested:
"VVcll, sah, then it must have had
Uomedian twith pessimistic airl
-"My partner here saysf Henry
Ford is in the audience. VVill Mr.
Ford stand up?" tN0 one ariscs.l
Other Comedian Coptimisticallyl
-"VVell, I thought he was here. l
saw his car out front."
Bill -"What would a nation be
without women 'Z
Russ-"A stagnation, I guess."
Betts Schimminger -'4Chris is a
nice girl, but rather loquaciousf'
Betty Fair -"Yes, and besides
that, she talks too much."
At the Banu uet
Marjorie Raugh- "You certainly
Russ Shaffer-"I ought to, I've
practised all my life."
Miriam-"Were you hurt while
on the eleven?"
Russell- "No, while the eleven
were on me."
Lulu- "How come you is always
lookin' fer a job an' neber tindm'
Jimmie'-"Dat's skill, woman,
A student of value and merit,
Is none -other than little Fritz Gehret.
He studies so hard,
For a record uninarred,
We don't see how he can bear it.
Sambo - H Were you very sick,
Rastus'-"Siek? Man, ah was so
sick I looked in the death list mos'
ebery night to find mah namef,
Teacher-'tHow does the water
get in the watermelon?
John - "I guess it 's because they
plant the seeds in the spring."
Doctor Cat the phonej-"What's
wrong '? ' '
Servant -"Uh, Mrs. Smith's boy
is sick with a. stomach aehef'
Doctor-t'W'ell, tell hcr there is
nothing to be afraid of until Icome".
Mr. Jones once chalked this notice
011 the blackboard: "The professor
is unable to meet his classes tomor-
A waggish student removed the
"c" leaving the "lasses".
XVhen the professor returned, he
noticed the new rendering. Equal to
the occasion, he quietly removed the
Drunk-HShay, oshifer, where's
Officer --"Why, you're standing
Drunk-"Sat so? No wonder I
couldn't find it."
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