Ames High School - Spirit Yearbook (Ames, IA)

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AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY 000496957 FOREWORD C ' l ' he Aiiiiiial Stafl ' does not wish to present this volume as a product of literary genius, but as a m(‘ans of conveying to the readers the hap- jiicr, brighter side of high school life; of express¬ ing the things most characteristic of Ames High. With the hope that this book will give enjoy¬ ment to the students of Ames High now, and delightful memories of old days in years to come, we offer this 1919 Spirit Annual. THE SPIRIT ANNUAL Published by the Students of AMES HIGH SCHOOL AMES , IOWA BOOK OF THE CLASS OF 1919 Vol. 8 - June 16, 1919 - No. 14 RDER OF BOOK ItilMIMtllltllllllltlltlll IIIIIMIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIitttllllMiHMHIIMIIMIMMIflMillMlllltlllMIMIIIlit BOOK ONE THE SCHOOL BOOK TWO STUDENT ACTIVITIES BOOK THREE HUMOR In m ntoriant aymonb iBurkuiortt| - ’21 ?Soru .Hilly H, 1304 iDirO iilay 3, 1913 496957 DEDICATION LOUISE COSKERY Ill appreciation of tlic fact that she lias g:iven her time so devotedly, and that she has helped in every way for the betterment of our paper, the (’lass of IJllO dedicates this senior number of the Spirit. The Spirit Annual Page 7 ANCIENT HISTORY The beginning of this school Avas in lS7i», when the Independent District of Ames first came into existence and elected its first Board of Trustees. These Trustees were; G. G. Tilden, Isaac Black, H. F. Kingsbury, T. Weld, William West and H. R. Brad well. The first school was held in an old frame building which stood on the lots where the residence of Miss Etta Budd now stands. The next building was another frame building on the site of the present Lincoln School. These two buildings housed five different rooms where instruction was given and where some work in the “higher branches " or regular high school work was done. Here the first hign school class “finished " without diplomas or commencement orations. This class contained seven membe rs, of which our fellow townsman, J. J. Grove, ’was one. As the school was then so new and no regular course had been adopted, the records do not give an ac¬ count of this event, which was really the graduation of the first Ames High School class. This was in 1874. THE OLD BUILDING — NOW CENTRAL SCHOOL The next year, there began to be talk of bonding the district for the purpose of building a new school house. The voters of the district met and voted to issue bonds to the amount of ten thousand dollars, for the purpose of erecting a new school building. This building was started in 1880, and when finished was a very hand¬ some and commodious brick structure, which still stands as the old gabled part of what is now Central School. For a time, no other buildings were needed, but as the town increased in size, the school rooms became more and more crowded, apd so, with no very long intervals between, different ward buildings were erected, the Welch, Beardshear, and finally the Lincoln buildings. All this time, the high school, living in the second story; o Central Building, was growing and growing, until there was hardly room for brj more new student. Then, there was need of departments other than the regmar En¬ glish, scientific and classical courses then offered. The girls began to talk of other schools having courses in cooking and sewing, the boys wanted to exercise their in-, genuity in Manual Training, and the Athletic Association was crying aloud for a gymnasium. Through the efforts of enterprising citizens, and a school board .whicn had the ability to look ahead, it was voted to build a high school. This was in 1911, while F. W. Hicks ' was superintendent of schools, and A. B. Noble, president of the board. The school board visited other schools where there were modern high school buildings, consulted famous architects and used every means to make the new high school building the best that could be built. The building was finished ,and the furn¬ ishings put in, during the summer of 1912, and in the following September, the Ames High School moved in and took full possession of this handsome new brick SQhPol house. Page 8 The Spirit Annual The new building seemed very grand to the students that year. The corridors seemed so wide and straight, after the torturous passages of old Central, and there was now room for four or even six, to walk along and talk “of many things.” Free¬ dom was allowed in the halls now, the old rule of “no talking w ' hile passing from class to class” being abolished with the old building. There was now no teacher standing at the head of the stairs saying “Sh-h-h” to anyone who ventured to plan a picnic or make a date. It was not the freshmen who felt strange and “not at home” this year, but the seniors, who had spent the other three years marching primly up and down the winding stairs of Central. It would take too long to enumerate the teachers who have “ wept in and out” of the portals of Ames High, but some of the ones whom the present studenti all know, we will mention. Maizy Schreiner, w ' ho was principal of this high school from 1906- 1912, is now at work in the Colorado Springs High School, and often renews old acquaintances here during her vacations. I. J. Scott, who was in the high school from 1906-1909, served two terms as county superintendent, and is now a practicing at¬ torney in our midst. Maude Wakefield left her geometry classes in 1913, to take the office of county superintendent, a place she is still filling. Katherine Terrill, w ho taught botany here from 1907-1909. is doing Y. M. C. A. work among the lo’wa boys in France. And there are many others whom there is not space here to mention. THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING The first graduating class to have diplomas was the class of 1880. That year there were real graduating exercises and everyone in the class took part. The classes have increased in size from year to year. The class of 1907 consisted of thirty members and several classes of later years have had twice that number. The graduates of Ames High, w’hile not quite as numerous as the sands of the sea, are very many and are very differently occupied. There are bankers and merchants, farmers and college professors, generals and privates, teachers, librarians, and mis¬ sionaries, doctors and nurses, and wise and loving mothers of fine young sons and daughters. While w’e have had as yet no president who graduated from Ames High, we have had scores and scores wiio are filling the necessary and vital places in life, and filling them honorably and well. It is a notable fact that four of the members of the class of 1919 have mothers who graduated from Ames High, all being in the class of 1888. These four are: Robert Potter, Chevalier Adams, Priscilla Dodds, and Harriet Tilden. The four mothers are, respectively: Minnie Adams Potter, Lynn Chevalier Adams, Hattie Chrisman Dodds, and Ruth Duncan Tilden. So Ames High is “lo oking both w ' ays from forty” as Irvin S. Cobb says. She is looking backward wdth pride upon her growTh in building and equipment, her in¬ crease in number, her expanded courses, and her forceful and self-reliant alumni. She is looking forward with hope that her standards may be raised still higher, that the alumni of the future may increase in number and keep up the previous record in personality, and that her courses may be enlarged until there is w’ork for “all the children of all the people.” —Ida M. Boyd. r „ % f A ' S. " Page 12 The Spirit Annual BOARD OF EDUCATION DR. C. M. PROCTOR J. M. MUNSINGER Member of school board for three years Was elected to board in 1919 PROFESSOR MEEKER Member of school board for eight years President during year 1918-19 L. C. TILDEN PROFESSOR A. T. ERWIN Member of school board for eight years Was elected to board in 1919 The Spirit Annual Page 13 MR. BODWELL., Ames, Iowa Dartmouth College, B, S. Degree; First year here—Superintendent. “And thus he bore without abuse The grand old name of gentleman.” MISS MORELAND, Ames, Iowa Graduate Ames High School 1917 ; Second year here—Secretary to Mr, Bodwell. " The power behind the throne. " MR, STEFFEY, Ames, Iowa Northw’estern 1911. A. B. Degree; Third year here—Principal; Faculty advisor to business staff of Spirit ; Coach for debating team. “ is gentle And the elements so mixed in him. That nature may stand up And say to all the world, ‘This Is a man’. " Page 14 The Spirit Annual -y MISS BOYD, Grand River, Iowa Kansas State Teacher’s College: Emporia Collejje. 1903; Boyles’ Business College, Omaha; lu- Twelfth year here—Commercial. “Yet in herself she dwelleth not Nor simplest duty is forgot.” MISS JUNE MILLER. Mediapolis, Iowa Parsons College 1915, A. B. Degree; Second vear here—French; Senior advisor; advisor to Y. W. C. A. “She’s beautiful ; therefore to be wooed She is a woman ; therefore to be won.” MISS CURTIS, Wheatland, Iowa Iowa State Teacher’s College, one year; Brown’s Business College; Fifth year here—Com¬ mercial; Junior advisor; General Treasurer of High School. “How statue like I see thee stand.” MR. THOMPSON, Ames. Iowa Drake University ; Fourth year here—Physical Training. “Of soul sincere. In action faithful, and in honor clear.” MISS COSKERY. Des Moines, Iowa Drake University 1911, A. B. Degree; University of Chicago 1913, A. M. Degree; Fourth year here—English; Advisor to Editorial Staff of the Spirit; Sophomore advisor. “Make the doors upon a woman’s wit, and it will out at the casement; shut, and ’twill out at the key hole ; stop that—’twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney.” MISS FICKEL, Des Moines, Iowa Simpson College, 1006, A. B. Degree; Fourth year here—English; Coach for Declamatory Contest. “First in the council hall to steer the state. And ever foremost in a tongue debate.” MR. POLLARD. Montezuma, Iowa V ' olce, Piano, Harmony—Des Moines Musical College; Organ—Drake University Summer term, American Con.servatory of Mu.sic, Chicago; Graduate Public School Music N. E M C Bake Forrest. Ill., 1016; Fifth year here—Music; Director of chorus and orchstra. . “Of all the arts, great music is the art. To raise the soul abov ' e all earthly storms.” Page 15 The Spirit Annual MISS COOK. Leominster, Massachusetts Teachers Collej e. New York City ; Second year here—Home Economics. • " Skilled mistress of her art. " MISS RAYBURN, Grinnell, Iowa Grinnell 1917. A. B. Degree; First year here—Mathematics and History: Advisor to Y. W. C. A. : Coach for debating team, " To teach the young idea how to shoot. " MISS HARPER. Ames. Iowa Iowa State College 1918. B, S. Degree: First ye.ii- here—Science, " Her voice is ever soft, gentle, and low —An excellent thing in Wf)man.’’ MISS FRANKE, Cedar Falls, Iowa State University of Iowa 1910. A. B. Degree: First year here—English. " A daughter of the gods, divinely fair, and most divinely tall. " MISS NIEBS, Ames, Iowa Iowa State College 1915, B. S. Degree; Second year here—Mathematics: Junior advisor, “Not quantity, but quality. We would nf t have her otherwise. " MISS THORNBURG. Ames. Iowa Des Moines College 1912, Ph. B. Degree; Fourth year here—Science; Senior advisor. " Her merry ways have won our he.arts. " MISS FISHER, Springfield. Illinois Columbia Technical College, B. S. Degree ; Fifth year here—Home Economics. " A genial di.sposition brings to its owner many friends. " Page 16 The Spirit Annual MISS BLAZER, Chicago, Illinois University of Chicago. B. S. Degree; First year here—Home Economics. “May one like her he ever numbered among my friends” MISS CORA B. MILLER, Chicago, Ill. Beloit. Wisconsin. B. S. Degree ; Third year here—Home Economics. “The kindest manners, and the gentlest voice.” MISS McWilliams, Omaha, Nebraska Nebraska Wesleyan 191fi, A. B. Degree; First year here—Civics; Chairman assembly program committee; Freshman advisor. “I have no other but a woman’s reason. I think him so because 1 think him so.” MR. SINGER, Ames, Iowa Two years Iowa State College; Third year here—Manual Training. “The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute.” MISS MERCER, Dallas. Iowa Simpson College 1911. A. B. Degree ; First year here—Latin. “I hold my duty as I hold my soul.” MISS KOCH. Fullerton, Nebraska Nebraska University Advisor. 1918, A. B. Degree; First year here—Physical “One greeted her with pleasure rare. And left her with regret.” Director; Freshman MISS BALL, Stuart, University of Chicago two Forensic Club .advisor. years; Iowa City 1910, A. “I can’t be silent; I must Iowa B. Degree; First year here—History ; speak.” , oo ® H jTO ' f HLL D(TNE Page 18 The Spirit Annual MARGARET W. SLOSS Debating Team ’11 ; Literary Board; Spirit Staff ' 19; President of Forensic Club; . Aa . C. A. cabinet; Class Play. x. .. “Her ready tonKno flowed fair and free. ‘ Iowa State College RUSSELL H. BARKER Debating Team; Forensic Club; Secretary- Treasurer ‘19 ; Class Play. “From bis cradle he was a scholar ripe and good.” College MARIE C. MORTENSON “Morf- Spirit Staff 19; Y. AV. C. A. ; Class Play. “Life is one continuous round of contraries and misunderstandings. Pray for me. " Crinnell CAROLYN CROSBY ' Chairman Social Committee T7. ’IS. ' 19: Chorus ' 18, ’19; Social Board; Spirit Staff: Senior Girls’ Sextette: Y. AA " . C. A.: Reming¬ ton. Underwood, Smith Certificates for If words ; Operetta ; Class Play. “I like above all things to be loved.” Stenographer V. FERN GROVER Declamatory Contest ’16. ’18. ’19; AA ' inner Dramatic Class ’19; Spirit Staff ’17. ’19; Orchestra ’17, ’18. ’19; “A” in Gymnasium; I ' orensic Club ; Forty word award on Smith. Itemington and Underwood; Fifty word award on Royal ; Class Play. “Men give me credit for genius.” Northwestern FLORENCE E. GODARD Orchestra ' 17. ' IS, ' 19; Vice-President A ' . W C. A.: ' 19 Cabinet; Music Board; Class Reporter ' 17; Secretary of Class ' 18; Pro¬ gram Board; Simrit Staff ' 19. “She’s like nothing «)n earth but a woman.” WAYNE CUPPS Football ' IS, ' 19; Class Play, “Men of few words are the best men.” The Spirit Annual Page 19 VERNA LEE CLARK 4 Typewriting Diplomas; Gold Medal in Typewriting: Declamatory Contest T8 ; Y. W. C. A.; Social Service Committee; Forensic Club : Chorus T7. ‘‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” Iowa State College GERTRUDE ALMEDA REIS Class President ’19; Spirit Staff ’19; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet; Literary Board; Class Play. “Never i-eady, always late. But she smiles and so you wait. " Grinnell GEORGE GORDON POHLMAN Debating Team ‘19 ; Track ’18, ’19 ; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet. “In childhood still I roam. " Iowa State College HARRIET TILDEN Prize Editorial ’18: Spirit Staff ’19; Fin¬ ance Committee ’19 ; Social Board ’19 ; Y. W. C, A. Cabinet ’19 ; Second prize poem ’19; Senior Red Cross Committee ’19, " It’s nice to be natural when you’re naturally nice.” Grinnell GRACE LEONA IDEN Forty word award on Royal; Forty word award on Underwood: Forty word diploma on L. C. Smith ; Membership Committee of Y. VV. C. A. : “A " in Gymnasium ; Spirit Staff. “And e’en her failings lean to virtue’s side, " Stenographer ELEANOR MIRIAM MURRAY Spir it Staff three years ; Y. W. C. A. Cab¬ inet; Chorus two years: Basketball: Class Play. Certilicate on Royal 15 words. “Of what stature is she? Just as high as my heart. " Iowa State College LAWRENCE HOLSINGER Three years Jefferson High School ; Bas¬ ketball ' 19. “Giveth advice by the bucketful; taketh it by the grain.’’ Iowa State College Paj ' c 20 The Spirit Annual LYDIA TILDEN “Lycl” Vice-President T7 ; Class Reporter T8; Spirit Staff T9; Band T9: Y. W. C. A. Cab¬ inet T9; Basket Ball Team T9. " And still they {jazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all she knew. " Monticello OLIVE M. RUSTED Senior Girls’ Sextette : Y. W. C. A. “Happy am I. from care I am free. Why aren’t they all contented like me?’’ Iowa State College ESTEL.LA H. SILL Girls’ Glee Club ’17 and ’19 ; Gold Medal Typewriting; Three diplomas for typewrit¬ ing. " Those eyes, those eyes; How full of heaven they are. " PRISCILLA DODDS Secretary of Freshman Class; Chorus ’16. ’17. ’IS. ’19: President ’19; Membership Com¬ mittee Y. W. C. A.; Vice-President of Senior Class: Senior Girls’ Sextette; Music Board; Spirit Staff. " This nymph to the destruction of mankind. Nourished two locks which graceful hung behind.” Iowa State College RUTH ADELINE PRALL Spirit Staff ’19; Y. W. C. A. ’19; Type¬ writing Diploma. " Why don’t the men propose. Mama? Why don’t the men propose? " College ELVA LORAINE CAUL JOHN MARSH Chorus ’16. ’17; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet ’18, “The deed I intend is great, but what it Is ’19 Annual Spirit Staff ' 19 ; Forensic Club as yet I know not. " ’18.’’19; Debating ’IS. ’19; Business Manager Iowa State College Senior Class Play. “Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll. Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soph” Ames High School The Spirit Annual P?ge 21 CHEVALIER VICTOR ADAMS “Chev” Spirit Staff ' 19; Class Play; Class Basket¬ ball 18. “Behold the child by nature’s kindly law, Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.’’ Iowa State Collejje MAVIA EILEEN COOPER ‘P0g’f»-y ' ’ Winner of Short Story Contest ’IS, “Gaze into her eyes and you see a little anj?el. Gaze longrer, and you see a little imp.’’ DOROTHY BAILEY GRUWELL “Dodo” Chorus two years; Declamatory Contest ’17; “A” in Gym.; Annual Staff; Class Play; Membership Committee Y. W. C. A. " The proper study of mankind is man.” Iowa State Colleyre EDNA M. DRESSLER Remington and Underwood Certificates 40 words. “The most manifest sign of wisdom Is con¬ tinued cheerfulness,” Stenographer RICHARD W. BECKMAN Y. M. C. A. Cabinet; Spirit Staff 19; Track ’18, ’19. “Learning by study must be won, ’Twas never entailed from son to son.” Iowa State College WALDO E. McDowell Class President ’17, ’18 ; Boy’s Working Iteserve; Y. M. C. A. ; Class Play. “Ye Gods! Can it be she walketh with an- another? So let it be, then I must seek new fields to conquer,” Iowa State College GRACE A. POHLMAN “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” Iowa State College Page 22 The Spirit Annual MARY ERMINA REMAN Three years Delta HiH:h School, " Whatever is worth doinj at all, is worth doing: well.” GLADYS GRACE MYERS Y. W. C. A. Committee T8. T9: Literary Editor of Annual T9. " Black were her eyes as the berry that grows by the wayside.” AVA ESTHER KULOW Y. W. C. A. " Ye Gods! Forgive my literary sins; tn ? other kind don’t matter.” MARY VERONICA MORRISEY " Banc " tTce-President of Chorus. " Too pretty to frown, and too good-natured to want to.” College RAYMOND ROBERT BYRNES Basket Ball ’17 and ’IS; School Affairs Committee ’IS; Football ’IS; Track Team T9; Social Committee T9; Yell Leader ' 18 and T9. .. " Genius is the capacity for avoiding hard work.” Iowa State College ELIZABETH BEAL GLEASON " Betty” Y. W. C. A. " A quiet dignity ami charm of gentleness arc hers.” Iowa Slate College HARRY G. WILLIAMS Class Play. " And though he be but little he be fierce.” Iowa State College Page 23 The Spirit Annual ■ ' j NEVA FRANCES SNOOK LILLIAN E. BRENDELAND “Nev " “Of softest manners. unalTectecl mind. Captain Basketball team ’19: Y. W. C. A.; Lover of peace, and friend to all mankind.” Chorus ' 16: Volley Ball Team ' 18. “Let me be loved, and let who will be sreat.” University of Iowa EDITH MARYBELLE SUNDERLIN Senior Girls’ Sextette; Y. W. C. A. : Bas¬ ketball. “Pretty to walk with, witty to talk with, and pleasant to think of.” FRED JONES “Ted " Spirit Staff ' 17. “I hold the world but as the world Gratiano, A staj?e where every man must play a part, and mine a sad one.” Iowa State College LUCILLE MARIE NICKELS “Lucy” Three typewriting Diplomas, Spirit Staff 18. ' 19 : “A” In Gym. “And when once the heart of a maiden Is stolen. The maiden herself will steal after it soon.” DOROTHY M. OLIVER Y. W. C. A. “This from the time we first begin to know ' . We live ami learn, but not the wiser grow,’’ Nurses’ Training DAN McCarthy “The general prizes most the fort that re quires the longest seige,” Page 24 The Spirit Annual MYRTLE A. McCANNON " Innocent looks may sometimes be deceiving” Stenographer MYRTLE JENNIE JOHNSON y. W. C. A. . .. " We would not have her otherwise. College GEORGE C. PUFFETT Y. M. C. A. " The pain of one maiden’s refusal is drowned in the pain of the next.” University of Iowa GOLDIE B. JACOBSON “Skinny” Social Service Committee Y. W. C. A.: Un¬ derwood certificate 40 words. " A woman of cheerful yesterdays and con¬ fident tomorrow’s.” Stenographer ROBERT FRANKLIN POTTER " Bob” Spirit Staff ’10: President Y’. M. C. A. ’19 ; basketball ’17. ’IS; Varsity Basketball ’IJ); Track ' 19; Football ' 19 ; Class Play, " A clock serves to point out the hours. And a woman to make us forget them.” low’a State College MANNING HOWELL Spirit Staff; JM ' esident of Class 16 ; Class Basketball ’17. ’18; Class Football ' 17; Var¬ sity Football ' 18; Track ’19 ; Class Play. ■K’en though vanquished he could argue still.” JEANETTE BEYER “Jane” Program Committee Y " . W. C. A. ; Bas¬ ket Ball. “Her heart was true; lier purpose high; Candid, generous and just.” Iowa State College The Spirit Annual Page 25 FLORENCE MARIE SNOOK “Flip” Chorus ’16. ’17. T8. ’ll) ; Volley Ball Team T8; Operetta: Class Play; Typewriting; Di¬ ploma; Y. W. C. A. ‘On with the dance—let joy be unconfined.” DONALD ADRIAN CROOKS “Don” Boys Working: Reserve; Class Play. “Disgruise our bondagre as we will, ’Tis woman, woman, rules us still.” Iowa State College ROY F. HESS “Tug” Football ; Class Play. “Not long of speech nor stride. No sign of worry e’er marred his placid countenance.” Iowa State College JENNIE McCUSKEY " Babe” Forensic Club; Alternating in Debating Team, ' 19; Typewriting diploma, forty words per minute; Athletic “A.” “Beware of all, but most beware of man.” Baptist Training School F. NORDICA STOKKA " Short” Diploma on typewriter, forty words per minute. “Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit.” Stenographer JULIA NAOMI BRITTEN Chorus ’15, ’16, ' 17; Orchestra ' 17. “Her music toucheth my heart.” LYHLE G. GRIFFITH “Poodles” First three years in Mallanl High School. “He has no faults that the eye of woman can see.” Iowa State College The Spirit Annual ZOE VAN METER Three years in Trenton High School, Mis¬ “A wish—that she miglit touch the hearts oi men and bring them hack to heaven again. MINNIE E. LINDAUER y. W. C. A. Committee; Underwood Di¬ ploma. ,, “And she is a jolly good fellow. Iowa State College JULIA ALVINA ARRASMITH Senior Girls’ Sextette: Chorus T6 and ' 17: OpereUa ; Typewriting Diploma, “The nightingale dwells in her slender throat” IVADEL ELWOOD Program Board ; Forensic Club. “If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face and you’ll forget them all” Kindergarten Training School. CLASS FLOWER—Yellow Rose CLASS C( L()RS—Blue and Old Gold (djASS MOTTO—While We Live, Let Us Live. CLASS OFFICERS Gertrude Reis—President Priscilla Dodds— " ice-Presideut Russel B a r ker—Sec ret a ry-T r easu r er Miss Tlioi-n ' l ' i ' -S i Class Advisers ] Iiss Miller 1 The Spirit Annual Page 27 EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF THE ( LASS OF 1919 FRESHMAN Well hero we are PREPS they call us, (I’ll admit it ain’t a very dignified name for such swell folks) My diary is sort of mixed np so I ' ll go through it and tell yon some of the most important events that has happened this year. We come into high school with the motto, “Green but Growing.” Why the seniors treated ns perfectly awful, especially doe Wilkinson and Dorothy Proc¬ tor. That first morning will never be forgotten (now don’t that sound literary?) The first morning all the kids that lived at the college came down on the 7 o’clock car so as to not to be late and also avoid the rush. How those horrid seniors would stroll down the hall and we j)oor excited freshmen frantically hunting room 20. Those awful .senior boys actually made our prep boys get down on their knees and dig dandelions. So it went for two weeks and finallv Mr. Caldwell comes to one of us and .savs, “Why don ' t you freshmen get some pep behind you and .start out the year right by having a meeting?” Goodness we ' d nevei thought of that. So he up and says in assembly, “The freshmen will have a class meeting” and everybody looked at us and sort of smiled. (Just wait ’till I’m a senior.) So we had our meeting and elected the following officers: President. Gifford Terry Vice President.Warren Rinehart Secretary and Treasurer.Priscilla Dodds Class Reporter... Eleanor Murray We also decided to have a swell picnic the next Saturday. The boys promised that they would furnish the ice cream and hayracks. So we all got ready to go and here it went and rained and we never went. Later in the year we finally did succeed in having a masquerade party. Say there were some swell co.stumes there. There were grand prizes given too, only I didn’t get one. The boys all sat on one side of the room and the girls on the other. The boys are such manly looking fellows, Bernard Moreland and Waldo Mc¬ Dowell are the only boys that wear long trousers. This is about all that has happened this year. You know children are better seen and not heard. Just wait ’till next year, then we’ll make the prejjs step around. SOPHCJMORE Ah! we’re sophomores at last and didn’t we make the preps dig dandelions? My, I don’t believe 1 ever was (juite as green as .some of the freshmen this j ar. Some of the upper cla.ssmeii look on us as if to .say, “Poor Sophs, don’t they think they’re it?” Well, I we are the best class in school. No one tells us .so but we voted on it at our first class meeting this year. Gh yes we also elected some class officers: Waldo McDowell . President Lydia Tilden. Vice President Robert Potter.Secretary and Treasurer Florence Godard . CMass Reporter Oh, I nearly forgot to tell you about our St. Patrick’s Day party. We had it in the high school gym. Um, we had a swell time. We |)layed everything from Page 28 The Spirit Annual ring around a rosy to dro]) the handkcrehief. We also had .wme good music. Mis.s Thornburg and Fern gave .some pepi.y readings. Y t " ’ tie green flags for favors. 1 nearly forgot to tell you that " siteffev chaperones. We invited all the sophomore teachers but Mr. and Mrs. .At , Miss tllarke and Miss ' I ' hornbnrg were the only ones that appeared. e tiat to break up at !) :3(). (If we ever get old maybe we wont have to go to with the chickens.) Things went on same old routine day after day. Three-tourths ot t nearlv flunked Geometry and Ancient History. When Uncle Sam’s first call for men came lots ot our sophomores joined the coast artillery, others National guards and two the navy. (1 guess we re no such babies as the upiier classmen think we are.) Oh I musn’t forget to tell you about the new, ‘How to Study. thing is a bore it is. And to think that we sophomores have to take it. e hd e learned how to study long ago. We all started out the new year by being late to school, and a lot of ns had to go to Miss Fickle’s English class. Me went in with fear and trembling and she proceeded to tell us just what us. I believe Gen. Persh ing’s knees would shake if he went into Miss h ickle s Well that’s about all that has happened of imiiortance this year. Just think we’ll be upper classmen next year. We ' ll at least be nearer the seniors than the preps. JUNIOR Here we are dignified juniors. Wouldn’t it be fierce to be a sophomore again? My, they are so stuck up ' . They think they’re just it. Ah me! fooling children. Wait ’till they grow older and get a little more experience in life. Our class cer¬ tainly fills the requirement of being dignified. Our class is slowly diminishing. There are nineteen boys and forty-four girls. Lucky boys, they sure can have their pick About the first thing we did this year was to have a class meeting and elect the following officers: • 3 .l Waldo McDowell.. • Pr ' Sident Pern Grover. President Florence Godard .- • cretarv Harriet Tilden.. • • ... • • Reporter The first social event of the year was a picnic September ‘ 2 o. iMiss Miller and Miss Thornburg helped chaperone and a job it was too. They’re on to all our tricks, (evidently from experience.) We’d had lots more fun if our boys weren’t so shy and backward. All the boys went off in a group to eat and the girls in another. We had a big Red Cross campaign and ot course the Junior (. lass won; there¬ fore, it was up to us to publish the next Spirit. It came out February 13, and 1 guess we showed the school what hidden talents the Junior Class had. I’ll bet we can put out an Annual when we’re Seniors that will be worth looking at. We had our second class party IMay 1, in the gym., and everybody had a good time and oodles to eat. But the big event of the year was the Junior-Senior Reception at the Country (dub. It was some elaborate affair. Party dresses and everything. Some of the kids started to danee but Mr. Stelfey put an end to it all. (Just think of high school jieople dancing!!! Mercy that could never be.) We felt quite import¬ ant as we had a special car at 1:30 to bring us back to the fair city. Hurrah! next week is vacation. Three months and we’ll be noble seniors. Page 29 The Spirit Annual SENIOR I matriculated this morning. Now at last I can feel that 1 am far past tlio e d ] a t m liigh seliool career. As T look back over the annals of this lit¬ tle book, I am amazed and petrified at the ignorance of my former days. To think that I, a dignified and well-behaved senior, could have written it. Ah me! Our annual class meeting was held in the hall where lackadaisical freshmen, .sophomores, juniors, and studious seniors are wont to sit. Well, as I said, or was about to say, Gertrude Reis was nominated, or rather elected, or both, presi¬ dent. It gave me great pleasure to have it .so, although I had really planned to have the position. Oh yes, Priscilla Dodds is vice president, and Rn.ssel Parker, secretary and treasurer. We really have most brilliant officers—the kind that befit such a class as ours. The sad but notable fact was upon me that we have a history teacher. I proera.stinated night, and so my heart was chilled to the bone this morn¬ ing when I was asked to relate something that I remembered not. Oh, what a fall for my pride! How can I bear up under it? It will be a scar that will .sear my soul. It will rend my heart in twain. Oh, peace and joy! Can I ever again know them ? I went to the senior picnic today. It was rather sparsely attended but I was there. It really recalled my freshman days. Nevertheless a most enjoyable time was proclaimed by all. The freshmen’s idle chatter is becoming most obnoxious to me. They are the most obstreperous! It’s galling!!!!! Every noon now, we are allowed to ‘‘trip the light fanta.stic toe.” It is most kind and considerate of our dear teachers. I often conclude that we don’t fullv ft- appreciate them. Ah! At last someone recognizes the importance of the seniors. The girls rest room is to be given over to the senior girls to supervise. kSucIi honor! Such distinction! Indeed ’tis justly due such a remarkable class. Many of our brave and virile l)oys have returned home from the world war, and are still intact. Indeed we can rejoice for the fact that they do not seem to be contaminated by their contact with the vile Hun. They deserve to be drenched with honor. Here are five precious dollars that I am wearing on my little finger. Isn’t it beautiful? Oh little band of gold, how you glitter in the lamp light! How 1 have waited and longed for you, and at last you have come. Can anything meaij more to me than my senior ring? Oh Christopher Columbus, George Washington-Why didn’t I perceive of the fact that I should have gone to our own dear class ])arty. Ah, cruel world, grue.some fate-games, confetti, eats, and everything! And I missed it. To think I should ever have lived to be so dishonored. I really think that my teachers are most inconsiderate of us seniors. They surely must realize how inconsistent it is for us to work to such a degree. Why realCv, today I felt most exhausted. Their a.ssignments are terrific; only with a Herculean effort can 1 succeed in keeping rny head above water. I often dream that I am drowning. How despicable that I never learned to swim!!!!!! ‘‘Needles and Pins.” How intoxicating it sounds. It would have been such an honor to have been in it; I must bear up for others’ sake. Perhaps, it will turn out for the best. Ah, here it is day night, and now I must bid farewell to my happy high school days. After all there arc no days like onr yesterdays. Tomorrow I shall be cast out into the world. Fate be kind to me. I repent of all my former sins. Page 30 The Spirit Annual SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY Moscow, Russia, June 10, 1934. Mv dear Verna: . p . t i Since this is the fifteenth anniversary of our graduation School, I have been thinking about the members ot our class and about what t j “ ' ' ihnv ' is new ,,harmacy in Ames progressing? I hope by this time that vovi have finishe.l with good results your exi.eriment m T had such an interesting experience here yester lay that 1 . it Since I am still travelling the universe trying to hnd a suita.hle position with which 1 can be satisfied, 1 often have many interesting other evening when I attended the theatre here, whica is said to be one of th best in the world I found that Lyle Griffith was the manager. And I was still more surprised to find Dorothy Gruwell and Robert Rotter acting the leadii roles in the play that evening. Ye four siient an evening together and enjoyed ourselves ;ith remmiscences. Since some of us had travelled a good deal we had seen and heard ot n anN of the members of our high school class and were all interested in finding out about them. I know vou will be interested in some of them too. When I was in Egypt not long ago, 1 found that Margaret was the lester for the ruler and while there she told me about Ava Kulow, liiinie Lindauer, and Elizabeth Gleason who are now m issionaries in the wdds of Africa. Later, I learned about the sad death of Elizabeth who was killed by wild beasts who infest the region near their mission. Dorothy and Bob, while in England, found that Eleanor Murray who now lives in that country, had been appointed poet laureate on account ot the great literary work she has given to the world and liumaniD. We heard, too, about the interesting campaign that is now being conducted there in Iowa. Who ever would have thought that Richard Beckman would be running for Governor of Iowa? I understand that Zoe Van IMetcT and Lillian Brendeland are two of Iowa’s leading surt ' ragettes and are conducting Richard s campaign. . , , • tt i I recently learned that Neva Snook is the coach of men s athletics at Harvard. Her sister " Florence is travelling with a Chautauqua bureau lecturing against the teaching of American History in high school. Jeanette Beyer and Edith Sunderliii are running a nursery for the children of the working women of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Julia Arrasmith and Olive Husted are now rivalling Galli Curci and are fast winning over the music loving public. Dan McCarthy is an extremely prominent Physics and American History pro¬ fessor in Lelami Stanford University. He has also won much fame by his text books written on those subjects. It is said that they are comprehensible even to the dullest high school or grade children. Gladys Myers and Donald Crooks are famous Russian ballet dancers and are conducting a vaudeville together. It is said that they are always hoping for the public to become endowed with enough aesthetic taste to enable them to eke out an existence. Of Russell Barker, who is editor of the New York Yribune, it is said that he has become very corrupt in his politics, always yielding to money instead of up¬ holding the right. Who would have tliought it of Russell? We also have another journalist among our number. Harriett Tilden lias The Spirit Annual Pat»e 31 finally realized her ambition of beinj a literary notoriety and is the chief con¬ tributor of material to the Kelley Times. Marie Mortensen, after deciding that she could win more fame and fortune by leading a .single life, has charge of all the U. S. government ' s dairies in the country. She also is one of the chief members of the International Condensed 3Iilk Tribunal. Perhaps you would be interested to know that Fern Grover and Raymond Byrnes are going about over the country training minstrel shows. Miss Thorn¬ burg in her old age gets her chief enjoyment fro n life by going to hear the per¬ formances and feeling that by her work the world is now receiving such worth¬ while entertainments. oil know, too, P red Jones wondered much about his life work until the night of the Carnival in Ames High School in 191J) when he decided that the life of a policeman was his calling. Just a few months ago when I was in New York City I found our old classmate acting as chief traffic “cop,” since they wanted one large enough for everyone to see. Myrtle Johnson is now handling the Ford agency in Ames, Iowa, where her winning ways are doing much to the numbei of tin Lizzies upon the high ways rou n dabo u t. Manning Howell is the chief engineer at the electric light plant in Clarinda. l)o you remember how the teachers used to scold him for spending so much time in reading electrical magazines in school? It just shows that ttachers are in¬ capable of recognizing and appreciating the genirses they have the honor of knowing. Did you know that Loraine Caul had succeeded ‘‘Billy” Sunday in evangelistic work? They .say .she has converted many thou.sands by her original and force¬ ful oratory. ft Two of our able musicians have also received some fame. F’lorence Godard and Naomi Britten are now with the New York Symphony (Orchestra where they are said to be the chief attractions. When ill Australia last year I ran Roy Hess who is travelling the country on foot as an umbrella mender. But genius is bound to follow its leadings, we know. Then, later, when visiting in one of the Massachusetts convents, I found Lucille Nickels and Veronica Morrisey to be the two head sisters there. They are both very inspiring but .staid personages. Grace Iden had John Marsh’s old P ord (which doesn’t go) willed to her and in her old age she .seems to take much comfort and enjoyment in sitting in it by the hour. Two girls who could not bear to go far from home are now running a dance hall in Story City. They are Ermina Beeman and Goldie Jacobson and they are doing their part in making the cornhu.skers roundabout, graceful and at home in a ball room. Another establishment which is conducted by two of our cla.ssmates is a beauty parlor in Oralabor, where Mavia Cooper and Myrtle McCannon are doing their best to beautify the natives. Of course there were .some teachers in the class in whom we are intere.sted. Edna Dre.ssler is at the head of the commercial department in the Ca[)ital City Commercial College in Des Moines where she is doing justice to her training received in Ames High School. Upon the Ames High School faculty we have Jennie McCuskey succec ling Page 32 The Spirit Annual Mis,s Boyd and Bawr.nice ilolsiut?er replacing Miss Ball in the history depart- Another interesting personage is Borothy Oliver who is now running the street ear line between Ames is now the model for I must not forget to tell you about Harrj f’Pthiio ' Companv in New The Style Sh.nvs of the Hart. Shaftner and Senior York. (He was chosen because ot the hit he made in a suit Olass 1 lay.) v. Aines an .l Nevada and 1 Ruth Prall is eondueting a ]itne nis red that the reason she Ifpnr that she is piling up quite a fortune. It is ramorea iimt started this line was to save her Saturday " , " ’; ' ' ’ ' ' ? y ! Aevalier Adams and T suppose you have heard about the circus condiit pbcv” has be- i,„ .i., .c™ prise that AVinnie Hill is editing the her head Priscilla Dodds is running a farm up in Alaska and -Jolin .la Slokk. i. „o,v the Twi,. St.r Th»trk after having the S“,.g let . graaing gang in Tea., after Wing d p- ' " A£lt!XMta?i”;h.,.teen „i,..t„n Gerinp Grace Pohln,.., tvent where Gordon hecame manager of a large ranch in Myoraing. After gainii g place of best cattle indge in the state he ran for the legislature and is show mg Ids aldiU ts a pollHcian. His sister Grace is noted as a leading society woman and for using her brother s large fortune for civic welfare in the state. Fstell i Sill is in a sanatariiim in the south where sue is trying to regain hei troml he iS for she had a breakdown after leaving school. The doe ors said ft w!is heeanse she had too much typewriting knowledge which rather iinbalaneed ‘ ' AVakhtMcDowell is still in Ames where he is manager of the Forestry Depart¬ ment at the college. But T have heard that he expects to go to Canada soon, where be owns a large ])iece of timber laud, and bring back a fortune from liis f oi ost Tjydia Tildeii is married and lives in Oregon in a little ocean town wdiere her husband is manager of a large fishery. Ivadell Elwood is writing the eolumns of “Advice to the Lovelorn m the Oliicago Herald . She is a great success since everyone has so much conhdence in her word upon such subjects. . j -.i How interesting it is to feel again as though yon were connected with our dear old friends—even in thought. AVoiddii’t it be glorious to have a reunion? Do write often to me. The Spirit Annual Pay;e 33 CLASS WILL We, the class of lint), liaving stnij gled valiantly through American History aiitl beginning to feel the reaction setting in, do feel it necessary to file our last will and testament. All of our worldly possessions gained from this Hall of Fame and Knowledge have been won by much mental anguish and physical tor¬ ture. e, therefore, being of a kind and benignant nature do will to those who come after us what has us .so much: (1) To you all, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen, we will our four years of experience. (2) To the Juniors we will and bequeath our American history mapbooks, reference books, notebooks. Miss Ball and Fite. These are all in excellent con¬ dition, as very little has been taken (Tom them. (3 ) To the S phomores, who are reported to be very promising, we will our ability and hope that they may come up to our standard. (4) To the Freshmen we will modestly and humility, (lualities most admirable in Fre.shmen, and .so lacking in our present brood. (5) To Sataiij the English students will their copies of Adam Bede, to be u.sed as a source of mental torture for the “angels without wings.” We hoj)e they can finally come to a definite conclusion as to why Dinah preferred Adam. (6) The Chemi.stry and Physics classes will their laboratory bills to Miss Thornburg’s bank account. (7) To Pauline Thompson, Cleo ' Meredith and Zelma Holmes the Seniors in a body, feeling that they have dire need for such articles, will what brains they have left after finals are over. (8f To Garnett Ellett and Eber Sherman a cake of soap, not one betweem them, but each a whole cake. (9) To each and every one of the teachei s we will the ability, gained from contact with us to teach more adequately. 1 10) To Mr. Steffy we will a new book for announcements, (his old one seems to be growing worn and full) aLso more non-excuse slii)s as the coming genera¬ tion is reputed to be wild. (11) To all of the teachers with diamonds we will an honorable discharge and wish them in the future. (12) To Mr. Cramer, our beloved Agriculturist, we will ideas more befitting his age and position than some he now holds, especially concerning ])ictures. Some of our members, not being satisfied with a general will, desire to indi¬ vidually will and bequeath .some of their most loved and cherished ])osse.ssions. (1) Julia Arrasmith wills her nightingale voice to ' j’ed Kooser to him in prima donna parts in future carnivals. (2) Russell Barker wills his affections for A. H. S. girls to Eddie Rutherford. (3) Marie Morteii.sen wills her formula for making her hair curly to Norma Haverlv. A ' (4) Fickle wills her dignity and .sedateness to the youngest and most boi.sterous teacher in .school. Miss Wilma R. Rayburn. (5) Loraine Caul wills her brains and general literal ; ability to “Dodo” Wil¬ son. (6) Carol ui Cro.sby wills her art of gentle sarcasm to Co.skery who is .sadly lacking in this, especially the gentle part. (7) Manning Tb well wills his bluffing ability to the needy of the junior class. (8) Ivadell El wood wills Louie, body and soul, to his “prep” admirers. T The Spirit Annual Page 34 (!)) Jolinny Marsli wills his roomy (10) Gertrude Reis wills her coiffure to Myrl Smith. isjpva Snence (11) Fern Grover wills her ja zy metho.l ol piano .. lave (12) J.ucille Niekels wills some of her fashion hints to lola Rahe, the (‘llf’’‘Toot” Sloss wills some of her exeess voeal powers to Alvin Nelson. (14) Neva Snook wills her dancing ability to Nina Ldgai. cute (15) Chevalier A,lams wills his ability to kid the teachers and to make cute remarks in general, to Jonas lesdall. i. a m fn ‘‘Si«t” Tie) Dan McCarthy wills his lasting and lingering love tor A. H. S. to bis ’‘(T?) Gladys Myers wills several inches of her superfluous height to Walter To Mr. Singer, Donald Crooks desires to will his peaceable nature and ' ' aO) ' ' ' R ' miiond Hvrnes wills his ability to parlez-voiis to Helene Deane. (2(1) Elizabeth (ileason wills her grown-iii) and lady-like ways of dressm,, anfyictni| to D m several surplus, pounds of the stuff that tips the ' ( 22 ) °MNs Miller wills her popularity with the boys to Miss Niles. 23) Robert Potter wills his pole vaulting alnlity to Elhs bcovel. (24) Ted Jones wills his delicate blushes to Earl Elliott. (25) Edna Dressier wills a small portion of her dignity to era Grover. (26) Mr. Steffey wills his “assembly griiC’ to Miss Frauke to assist hei i flirting with the more ancient lioys in the study hall. ' ■ G27) Dorothv Gruwell wills her aiiti-fat solution to Melviua Allen. ■ Vnd now histlv and finally, we, the committee feeling our knees begin to trmu e and our teeth to chatter, lo hereby will the kind remarks and extra amount of wrath incurred by our feeble efforts to please, to anyone eapable of bearing up under such a burden. (Si‘ ‘ned) Ames High School Senior C lass ot IJIJ. o i Hon. Raymond R. Byrnes, ‘ Eleanor M. Murray (flunkie) Clievalier V. Adams, Esq. Attorneys not at law. Witness: Mr. Fisher, the wizard ot the broom. - , . . o Woodrow Wilson, President of the U. S. and honorary president ot the kScu- ior Class of Ames High behool, city of Ames, county of Story, state of Iowa, the vear of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. AMES HIGH SCHOOL COIMMENCEMENT PROGRAjM C ' lass of 11)19 Friday Evening, May 16.Senior Class Play ‘ ‘ Needles and Pins ’ ’ Monday Evening, June 2...Junior Reception to Seniors Friday Eveidng; dune 6.Class Day Program Sumhiv Evening, June 8..Annual Class Sermon Rev. F. C ' . Edwards Tuesday Evening, June 10.Commencement Program Address by Rev. L. 1). Young, Lincoln, Neb. The Spirit Annual Page 35 THE CAST Standing—Caul. Bus. Mgr.; Grover; Reis: Mortensen; Gruwell; Crosby: Sloss: Dodds: Snook; Murray. Seated—McDowell: Potter; Adams; Williams; Byrnes (Curtain); Cupps; Gray (Stage Mgr.); Howell; Hess; Barker; Crooks. SENIOR CLASS PLAY The A ' oiiiig thespians of the Class of 11)1!) were greeted by large audiences both in the afternoon and evening of May 16, when they pn sented the foin ' -act comedy, “Needles and Pins. " The play was staged by Airs. H. F. Clemnier, who in a surprisingly short time and with many difficulties to overcome, succeeded wonderfully well in giving the audience a very professional performance. The cast of characters was as follows: William Dupont Farrell {Artist and clubnicm) .Russell Parker Adele Cooper Farrell {His divorced wife) . .. : .Fern Grover Miss Selina Caruthers {Aunt of Mr. Farrell) .Margaret Sloss Jack Egerton (A civil cncjincer) .Robert Potter Elizabeth Crevering {(hccst at Farrell home) . Dorothy Gruwell Florence Reed {Huest at Farrell home) .. . Carolyn Crosby Airs. Dallas Rainey (truest at Farrell home) .Florence Snook Air. Dallas Rainey {Huest at Farrell home) .Waldo AlcDowell Scott Wallace {Guest at Farrell home) .Chevalier Adams e a I umse (tiuest at Farrell home) .Gc rtrude Reis Jean Blackwell {Guest at Farrell home) .Priscilla Dodds Alarjorie Randolph {Guest at Farrell home) . Eleanor ATurray Katherine West {Guest at Farrell home) .Alarie Alortenseii Lorin Haddoii {Guest at Farrell home) .Donald Crooks Ernest Lawford {Guest at Farrell home) . Marry Williams Health Officer.’ oy Hess Policeman . Wayne Cupps Burglar. Alanning Howell Especial mention should b(‘ made of the ex(. ' elleiit acting of the leading char¬ acters. AVe bear with Beth in her inability to cook, and agree with Dallas that Jack Eufcrton had some reason for letting his ( yes continually wander in her I ' ago 36 The Spirit Annual Standinjf-Crooks; Dodds; Williams: Potter; Gruwell; Barker; Sloss; Adams. Seated—Reis; Murray; Mortensen; Snook; Crosby; McDowell. direction. Bob took the part of Jack very well, and vve admire his fine ideals. Russell Barker should also be given especial credit for his extraordinary ren¬ dering of the part of Billy. It could not have been improved upon. Fern Gro¬ ver succeeded very well in showing us the caprices of a high-strung and selfish woman, who waited until it was almost too late to harken to the dictates of her heart. Margaret Sloss as Aunt Selina was doubtless the hit of the play. She took her part to perfection, and her eccentricities were over-shadowed by her whole¬ hearted genuinent‘ss. Waldo and Florence, C’arolyn and Chevalier, with the aid of the extras gave us a clear picture of the idle and fastidious life led by the New ork parasites. In fact everyone in the cast seemed made for his or her part, and their splen¬ did acting could not but be well received. CLASS SONG When we first came to this High School Freshman we were green as grass; Now we are the reverend seniors, of this wonderful ' 19 class. ( ' horus: Co-ca-che-lunk, che-lunk-che-la-ly, y ' o-ca-che-lunk, che-lunk-che-la Co-ca-che-lunk, che-lunk-che-la-ly, HI! this wonderful ' 19 class. We have studied hard together; We have struggled side by side Now the time has come for ])arting, we can say good-bye with pride. Chorus: Fare thee well dear Alma Mater As we la (inch our lives anew, We are leaving you forever, but out thots remain witli ou. Chorus: •—Fern Grover. There 3 a lonj , ■frai I au» incl Ihi " © the, land Our orennnS ' , Where ra d u exT ' ®r i 3 vx) a V11 . Rnd (X liJri hi ' u ' lurc beams. Wh oeve r moves this stone u ui ’ " ' ■ (imfKE l ■ 3e ne V ! t 1 - JUNIOR CLASS 1 Page 38 The Spirit Annual SOPHOMORE SOPHOMORE CLASS Page 40 The Spirit Annual (’I.ASS OKFK EKS Ijovvell llaiisor .. . ■ ' I ' t ' siiU ' iit Barbara Stanton . I’residcnt (iwon EdwarJs.Secretary and Treasurer thcMseli cs AsbtherS 5ce hc.r o. 1 f i i I % FRESHMAN CLASS Paj e 42 The Spirit Annual CLASS OPFK EHS Caul . I’lvsidoiit June l-iishoj). ’i 0 I ' l’osident Maurice Smith.Secretarv and Treasurer % The Spirit Annual Page 43 HONOR ROLL A COMPLETE LIST OF A. H. S. BOYS WHO WERE IN SERVICE Because we appreciate your sacrifice and because you have brought honor to us, we believe in you and we shall not forget you. (1) Leonard Deal—Enlisted January 1), D18, was overseas ten months; dis¬ charged March 12, 1919, at Camp Dodge. (2) Warren Rhinehart—Enlisted at Ames, April 4, 1917; was overs(‘as fif¬ teen months. Is now in a St. Louis hospital waiting for an operation before he receives his di.scharge. (3) Cecil Hamm—Enlisted June 3, 1916; wa overseas eighteen months. William Ives—Enli.sted at Ames in May, 1!)16; overseas six months. (No pic¬ ture.) (4) Ralph Lewis—Enli.sted April 30, 1917, was in Honolulu eight months; was di.scharged at Camp Dodge January 11, 1919. (5) Paul Hammond—Enli.sted at Ames, April 2, 1917; over.seas eleven months; di.scharged at Camp Dodge, January 21, Camp Dodge. (6) Vaughn Hunter—Enli.sted at Ames, October 12, 1917; was then .sent to California, then to the Philippines; was .sent to Siberia, December 5. (7) William Nelson—Enlisted April, 1917. (8) Frank Corbin—Enlisted June, 1917; eighteen months in France; dis¬ charged May 17, Camj) Dodge. (9) George McCoy—Erdisted at Ames, July 1, 1917; was over.seas eighteen months; discharged April 8, 1919, Carnj) Dodge. (10) Lyle McCarty—Enlisted April 30, 19P), was in Honolulu one, y(‘ar, was discharged at Camp Funston,, December 21), 1919. (11) Gifford Terry—Enli.sted April, 1917; in France. (L12) Bob Sage—Enli.sted April 13, 1917, overseas six months, di.scharged at Camp Dodge, February, 1919. Page 44 The Spirit Annual Page 45 The Spirit Annual (K12) Charles Nowlin—Enlisted April 13, PHT, was in Siberia six months; discharged at Camp Dodge dannary 1, (13) Biirnice Posegate—Enlisted at Ames, in April, PUT; overseas four months; discharged Jannaiw, PdPd, at Camp Dodge, Iowa. (14) Charles Shockley—Enlisted at Ames, March, IJDT; was overseas eighteen months; dis chai-ged at Camp Dodge, May 10, 1111!). (15) Harold Seymour—Enlisted March, 11117; four months in France; dis¬ charged January 22, at (Aimp Dodge. (10) Lawrence Muri)hy—Enlisted May 13, 11110, was overseas foui months: was discharged at Camp Dodge January 22, 111111. (17) John Taylor—Enlisted at Ames, March 2(1, 11)17; was overseas three months; was discharged at ( ' " amp Dodge, January 22, 11)111. (18) Douglas aitley—Enlisted in Ames, April, 11117; was overseas four months; di.scharged January, 10111, at Camp Dodge, Iowa. (10) Leonanl Stenerson—Eidisted at Des Moines, May 111, 11117: discharged at Bayridge, N. V., March 3, 1010. (20) ixiifus-Hoon—Enlisted at Ames, in April, 1017; overseas four months; discharged in January, 1010, at Camp Dodge. (21) Earl Quaile—Enlisted in, 11115, was in France four months; was discharged in Januarv, 1010. (22) Donald Soper—Enlisted in Ames, April 1017; overseas eight months. (23) Jay Elliot—Enlisted in Ames, April, 1017; overseas four months; dis¬ charged pjannary, 1010, (’am]) Dodge. (24) Ted Nowlin—Now at Camj) Pdeufley, U. S. N., Peirsacola, Fla. (25) Bill Ricketts—Enlisted at Ames, in Ajjril, 11117; overseas four months; discharged January, 1010, Camp Dodge. (26) McKinley Steigerwalt—Enlisted at Ames, July 15, 1017; has been over¬ seas six months. (2i) Harold Loughran—With the North Dakota bovs, Companv H, KiJth U. S. Infantry ' . (28) (jeorge Dunlap—Enlisted at Ames, April 12, 1017; was overseas si.x months; discharged at (.’amp Dodge, January 22, 1010. (20) Arthur Balinger—Enli.sted April, 1017; six months in France. (30) Orville Apland—Enlisted June, 1017; at ])resent in P ' rance. « (31) Louis Oray—Enlisted April, 1017, F. 8. N.; discharged December, 1010; was to F ' rance seven times. (32) Harvey Fitch—Enlisted in the Navy April 6, 1017. He has been to Italy four times, once to PVance and is now in South Wales. (33) Winfred Crabb.s—Enli.sted at Ames, April, 1017; overseas eight months. (34) Eldred Heffern—Plnlisted April, 1017. (35) Paul McNeil—Enli.sted April, 1017; .six months in F ' rance; discharged at Camp Dodge, January, 1010. (36) Arthur 8peer.s—Enlisted at Ames, March 17, 1017; was overseas three months; was discharged at Camp Dodge, P -bruary 14, 1010. (37) Clifford Mc(.’arthy—Enlisted at Marshalltown, April 30, 1017; was in .service in the Phili])pines until a few weeks ago when he receivecl his discharge at Fort Schos.sfield, February 8, 1019. He is now in (Government work in the Islands. (38) Sam Martin—Enlisted at Ames, March 8, 1016; was overseas eighteen months; di.scharged at Camp Dodge, May 16, 1010. (30) Floyd Mabie—no data available. (40) Elmer Jone.s—no data available. Page 46 The Spirit Annual First Row-15-iy: Second Row-20-25: Third Row-26-30; Fourth Row-31-35: Fifth Row-36-40. The Spirit Annual Page 47 (41) Caniie Diinkle—Enlisted May 2, ' 11)19, at Post Hospital in San Fran¬ cisco; discharged in Fehruary, 1919. (42) Earl Shull—Enlisted May 2, 1918; was at Port ot Embarkation when peace was signed. Discharged at Camp Dodge December 10, 1919, (431 Joe Anderson—Enlisted in August, 1918, at Des Moines, overseas four mouths; discharged January 22, 1919, at Camp Dodge. (44) Lester Hdbn—Enlisted in August, 1918, at Des Moines, overseas four months; discharged January 22, 1919, at Camj) Dodge. S. A. T. C. AVillie Olson. Harold Crosby—later .sent to Cami Taylor; received commi.ssion. Ro.scoe Dvorack. Harlan Harper. Bernard Trwin. Floyd Lerdall. Elmer Mathre. Lester iMoravets. Pre.ston Niles. Paul Potter. Charles Richter. Claude Scarhough. Marvin E. Sogard. Le.ster Johnson. Nevin Lines. Walton Goode. Barclay E. Noble. Le.ster E. Sauvain. Eugene W. Watkin.s—Officers Training (’amp, at (’amp Pike. Willis Belknap. William Sherman, Donald Finch. LeRoy A pi and. Harold j. Kooser. Earl Johiison. Tliomas Mussoii. William F. Winter. Gerald M. Ravness. JEST A SHORT TRIP 1 enlisted the tenth day of April, 1917, and thus got my ta.ste of army life. Wc were encamped west of Si.xtli street by the river. In a short time there were of us transferred to Des Moines fair grounds where we enter¬ ed the 168th Lif. We were here until after the fair when we entrained for Long Lsland. Upon our arrival there, we were stationed at (,’amp Mills, from the latter part f f, we drilled eight hours a day which was rather dull. Then on October 18, we walked up the gang plank of the U. S. President (Jrant which was docked at Hoboken, from which |)lace along about 10 o’clock we .started across the pond. The bnirth day out we could not keep uj) with the convoy so we turned aroujid back to New York finding out later that the ship had not been overhauled. Pa|»c 48 The Spirit Annual Vc v( rp cifjfriin tak( n to (’{imp Mills lor two weeks after w ' hich we arrived upon the (locks for t)ie second advcmtnre, d ' liis time we boarded the Celtic, an En¬ glish liner. We wmit by way of Malitax lyin over two days there. Then we took a Northern route all the way aci ' ddie few days were not so bad for me but in mid oceiin it was a rou h ride. Tlie worst thing was our lite preser¬ vers, which were just like pillows hanging in the front and rear and were very uncomfortable to sl( ep in. After staying a (b)Uple of days in P ellast, at hist we came to Liverpool vsiiere we loaded our baggage? on a train which took ns to Winchester. There we work¬ ed all night storing oui bai’rack bags after which we hiked three miles out to Morn Hill (’amj). Here we camped for two weeks, leaving in December enroute for South Hampton where we stepiied on an old side liner which was like a nut shell on tlie ocean, for the channel was very rough at this time of year. Finally we landed at Le Havre about noon, wet, cold, and hungry, but we did not get {inything to eat until the middle of the afternoon. Everyone had to have a meal ticket—one for bnmkfast, lunch and tea. Each meal was rather light but we managed to keep alive. ( ur first night on French soil we slept on cobble stones in open sheds which were used for feecling as they ])as.sed through. This was our first cold weather but by morning we were almost frozen stiff. Thank our stars we did not stay longer than three day.s Once more we bounced along on our toy trains enroute for Rimaucourt. Of course we did not learn the name of the town un¬ til we arrived, ( ne (pieer thing {about the army is that you never know where you ’re going or when, until you get there or start! Our Christmas dinner in France was swell but from the first to the twenty- fifth was quite a while to wait for a good meal. We drilled eight hours a day,, each night coming in with wet feet to no fire and not much to eat. We had a hard winter. Starting toward the lines we left for Mardeaux, fifty kilometers away, m{iking the journey in two davs. The first day was not so bad for we made half the dis¬ tance, staying {it Nogent over night. The next morning we were so sore and stiff we were hardly able to move. Every mile we went seemed longer than the pre¬ vious one. We did not stay long at Mardeaux, but hiked to Rialapoint and took a train to Moyen. We hiked nearly all night landing in Domp-tail-Badiiete which place was not far from Baccrat which is a fair sized town. Finally we moved closer to the lines. When we arrived at the trenches we found them very disagreeable on account of the mud and damp dugouts. Eight days is what each company has to serve but that is rather long. After leaving the Alsace Lorraine district we went to Champagne where we had the most violent bombardment we ever had or ever will get. We lost a few men among whom were Sued, Pat and Kimble. I happ( ned to be on guard that night so T was safe. Tf T had been in bed—well, good night, for my bed was blown to ])ieces. After the shelling had ceiised we lived in the trenches for nearly a week. At (.diateau Thierry we were in the hottest scrap yet. On the morning of the twenty-eight of July we crossed the Ourq river, attacked Sergy, but were un- {ilile to get a foothold on it. 1 was wounded before its capture but learned later that it was a hard egg. It took five assaults to cuipture it. 1 was taken to Mobile No. 2 which was the field hospitid of the IGbth. Here, also, for the first time for over a month 1 luid a chance for a bath. Water luid The Spirit Annual Page 49 been plentiful but we were nut allowed to use it. The Hoches j)()isoued nearly all the water as they retrt‘ated. After having a good ride in the hospital train, the best part of it being that 1 eould talk to a real American girl, I arrived at Base 34 on the third of August. There I remained until Januarv 20 on which day 1 went to St. Naziere and walked up the gang ] lank on to the American liner, Mongolia. This trip took but ten days while it took twenty-six days when we went over. I knew when we neared New ork for the fellows were nearly wild. I was taken to (irand Central Place L ebarkation Hospital No. 5, on 4Tth and Ijexington Ave., four blocks from Broadway. Here T stayed one week when I was transferred to Des Moines and taken to the Fort where 1 am at present. I will be transferred soon to Cape May, New Jer.sey, for an operation. on may not enjoy this for it is just a brief sketch of my trip. —AVarren Rinehart. FRANCE THROUGH THE EYES OF A PRIVATE Leaving the. United States May 10, 11)18, we had a very calm trip acrojss the Atlantic. Taking a zig-zag course, we were thirteen days making the trip. Our convoy contained sixteen transports and one cruiser and when out about three days from France we were escorted by twelve sul)-chasers. The convoy carried between sixty-five and seventy-five thousand troops. Not one submarine showed up or had the courage to attack us so our voyage was not exciting, although the day before we lande l the enemy subs were one degree north of iis or about sixty miles, we were told. On the morning of May 22, we sighted land and it was a pretty welcome sight too May 23, we docked about 10:30 in the morning and were taken tnru Brest to a place about five miles from town and here we camped in a cow pa.sture, sleep¬ ing in our dog tents for the first time. The next day we hiked back to Brest to old Ft. Burgone, where we camped between two old walls used in the old wars as a We left Brest the last of May and went to Calais wliich is twenty miles from England. On clear days you can see the English coast. The first niglit in Calais we were visited by the Hun in the line of an air raid. We had (piite an exciting time listening to the anti-air craft guns firing to keep the enemy too high to do any damage. While in Normandy or Brittany, which the northern part of France is called, I did not see any fences. The fields were all small acreage patches surrounded by a levee and on this grew a hedge of thorn or holly which is plentiful in France as is Mi.stletoe. Another pretty sight worth mentioning is the fields of red and white clover, not like our red and white clover. The heads were of the spiked variety and a dark red like the red in the poppies that grow wihl over in France. The clover is of great vahie for feeding cattle as it is a long stemmed variety. Every inch of France that was plantable was raising something in the line of food; a piece of idle ground was not to be found. After .some difficulty with the English we were removed from the English sec¬ tor and taken into the Americ ' an fighting lines. We spent half of dune and almost all of July training and in reserve l)efore we were .sent to do out bit for Ibicle Sam. After being hit with a machine gun bulbd in the right arm July 29, and on Page 50 The Spirit Annual tlie followintf day liy two |)ieces of liijiTli oxplo.sive, one of which severed the ten- dons ill my right foot, I let’t for the hospital. I arrived in Paris on the night of July but eonldn t sec much of the city lie- cause 1 was lying on my liack on a stretcher and looking out of an ambulance. I left Paris the morning of August first, and arrived at Base Hosiiital 67 that ev¬ ening. After spending six weeks in bed I managed to get around on crutches and one day to my surprise 1 saw Paul Hammond who had lain in the ward next to me for about a we(‘k. He left for the U. 8. the next day. t was going down to Mesves, a little town by the hospital, when 1 ran across Don Kingkade. 1 his was another liajipy day of my life while in France. in Octolier T saw Floyd Maine and another friend who were in the 10‘Jth Kn- gineers doing construction work there at the hospital center. The grapes w( re now ripening and as far as yo i could see there were French people picking grapes to make the so called wine; also there were several Amer¬ ican soldiers in the fields, helping themselves. This i)art of France, tlie southern central, is not as beautiful as the northern. The last day of Octolier, I was sent to Blois, France, to come home but not hav¬ ing a service record along I was sent to Bourges and put to work in the po.stal service. While in Blois, 1 saw some wonderfid sights pertaining to history; for instance the large Fhateau of Blois which overlooked the city and was a magni¬ ficent structure in which the Henry ' s I, II and III lived, also Louis X, XT, XII, XTV, and XVT. The rooms of the building and the floors were the same as the kings had them; only the furniture was lacking. I walked upon the same floors as the kings, visited the rooms in which the Car¬ dinal of Loraine and Duke of Guise were murdered and the door which Henry ITT stood behind when he witnessed the murders, also the cell room and dungeon with the hole in the center of the floor where the dead bodies were thrown and washed out into the Loire river. There were a number of historic Chateaux around Blois and in the Valley of the Loire river but I was sent from Blois before I had an opportunity to see them The day the armistice was signed we were not let out of the Casern ' till 5 o ' clock aiid then the French almost mobbeil us and nearly kissed us to death be¬ sides drowning us with wine and champagne. The French were a lot of happy people and they said that America had saved France. The streets of the French towns and cities are so narrow that in some places there is hardly room for two army trucks to pass. Some of the towns have no walks excej)t the cobble stones in the streets for walks. Almost all of the people, both young and old, wear wooden shoes on account of so much rain there. Another noticealile feature of France is that the hous e and stable are uiider one roof. 1 left 8t. Nazaire February 28, and landed at Newport News, Va., March 12, after a trip back by the Azores Islands. This was the greatest feeling of all— to be able to set a foot back on American soil. —Leonard C. Deal. EXTKAC’TS FROM A LETTER FROM GIFFORD TERRY Was glad to hear that school had started again and hope that it will continue undisturbed the remainder of the year. There is nothing that I like to think of better than the days in Ames High School. ' Phei’e is where my eyes were opened and I realized that to accom])lish anything at all in the world it would be necessary to have an education. You Know the There were days of hard work anti study at night and football and Page 51 The Spirit Annual all the other things to take eare of so yon see I was a busy boy. My only regret is that I am not in possession of a H. S. diploma. But you see I wouldn’t stay in school. The Stars and Stripes always fascinated me and when they were in dan¬ ger of being disgraced 1 just had to go and I’m not sorry that it happened. 1 thought much of my future but more for the future of my country. And, say, my love for the FLAG has increa.sed since coming to Prance. I have seen the Flags of many countries and the soldiers who served under them but the old Red, White and Blue is the best of them all. SALUTE ! to the most beautiful flag in the world representing the “Land of Liberty.” “There’s where my heart am turning.” Speaking of music, I want “The Rosary,” “Humoresque,” “II Trovatore” and all the rest of the real good ones. I don’t like ragtime at all. I guess I’m not t le )t " ler e Ic w s an way. Real thiiigs are what I enjoy—for instance music, opera, art and nature. What else is there in the world besides religion that has had so much influence on the world as those four. To a certain extent everyone can learn to like any or all of them. Oh Boy, wait ’till I get back in God’s Own Country. Slum? ? ? Not so you can notice it? Beans? I never want to hear the word again. Rice? I’m going to mark it out of my vocabularv. Canned Willv???? Wliat—“Thev ain’t no such animal.” Voila, Madanioiselle. A chocolate cake, four layers high or deep or whatever it is. I’ve forgotten it now. Pie? Oui, Oui, any one of the Species Americano will suit me. Question?—What is a two story BISCUIT? Say why would it be good to “kick the bucket” while one is happy? Tell all the folks hello. Corporal Giftord C. Terry, M. T. C. No. 13—A. P. b. 913 P. S. I was attached to the 1st Div. for some time, then was used as Army, troops, that is, no Division. Now I am in the Motor Transport Corps. No signs of coming home soon. Look for Anti-Aircraft Artillery Detachment in the list of sailings. This i the only way you could recognize my outfit. WAR ORPHANS IN AMES HIGH SCHOOL Last year when our country was at war, A. H. S. rallied nobly to the sup¬ port of the Red Cross and the Y. M. C. A. This year, although we arc not at war, our President and other great statesmen have asked us to continue our war work. So Ames High School has adopted two war orphans. The money for their support has been contributed by the Y. W. C. A. and Y. M. C .A. who gave their share of the carnival proceeds, and by the Spirit. However, every student in Ames High School should feel an interest in these war or])hans, because the loyal support of the students to the various organizations has made it possible for them to adopt two French children. The Y. W. decided to adopt Keine Degrusse’, a little girl six years old, father was killed. The Y. M. decided to adopt Raymond De’ Chanct, who is four years old. It costs thirty-six dollars a year for each child. Tliis amount will en¬ able them to remain at home with their mothers, when otherwise they would probably have been placed in some public institution. A. H. S. is to hoar from these orphans several times during the year. When the war clouds have all blown away and a great deal of the horror of war is forgotten it will be a pleasure for the present students of Ames High School to remember that they helped to make at least two grief stricken homes happier. Page 52 The Spirit Annual Tlie first class was graduated from Ames High School thirty-nine years ago, in 1880. This class, composed of five girls, went to school in what is now Central Building. The only one that now lives near Ames is Mrs. Lillian Berlin, who re¬ sides at Maxwell, Iowa, time having scattered the other four to all parts of the United States. The next graduating class was that of 1881. This class also consisted wholly of girls. Probably the best known of these are: Harriet Porter Haywood, a missionary in Porto Rico, and IMrs. Martha Wilson, Anies, Iowa. Class of 1883 No one graduated in 1882 and in | 1883 there were four bovs and four: girls. Two of the boys are wellJ known Ames men: L. C. Tilden. F. B. Spence. No graduating class in 1884. (dass of 1885 Frank Haverlv, Ames. Bernice Sheldon, Ames. Mrs. Katie Sargent, Boone. Irs. Lulu Ringham, Nevada. Mrs. Clara Manning, Ames. of 1886 Cena Thaver, Ames. Mrs. Lillie Loughran, Ames. Class of 1887 Annie Hemstreet Waltmire, Ames. ' Flo Fitch I )a trick Kimmel, Ames. Gertrude Morris, Ames. Myrtle Lanning, Ames. Sam Kooscr, Ames. Edward Kiddings, Marshalltown. Class of 1888 5 Mrs. Rutii Tilden, Ames. Mrs. Lynn Adams, Ames. Mrs. Ella iMorris, Ames. 5 Mrs. Hattie Dodds, Ames. 1 Mrs. Minnie Potter, Ames. Class of 1889 I R. H. McCarthy, Ames. I W. D. Rich, Sioux City. ? , Class of 1890 Mrs. Frank Allen, Ames. I i Irs. C. E. Holmes, Ames . ! No graduating class in 1891. I Class of 1892 I Only one person graduated in 1892, I Mrs. Alice Stuckslager, Genoa, Nebr. 1 No graduating class in 1893. I Class of 1894 j Harry Brown, Ames. : R. D. Goble, Jessie A. Kooser, Ames. Class of 1895 • Mrs. H. W. Gray, Ames. The Spirit Annual Paj»e 53 Class of 1808 Mi-s. Gus Martin, Ames. Raymond Wertman, Chicago, Ill. of 1807 Daisy Brown, Missionary in China. Bertha Epperson, Ames. 3Iinnie Perkins, Ames. Margaret Wilson, Missionary in India. Class of 1808 Thyra Hyland, Ames. 3Iyrtle 3IeQneal, Ames. Ml ' S. Will ITomstoek, Ames. Margaret Stanton, Mi-s. Ethel Underwood Sleeker, xVmes. Mrs. Lon (.ole, Ames. of 1800 Estella B. McCormick, Cedar Falls. Roy G ' Brien, Jefferson. Class of 1000 Jeannette Bartholomew Lincoln, Ames. ■: ' fJI ' 3Irs. Nellie Haverly, Ames. Rush Lincoln, Ames. Mrs. Roy Pranks, Ames. Class of 1901 L. J. Cole, Ames. 3Ionah Tabbott, Ames. Lena Newhard, Ames. Mrs. R. P. Webster. Dwight Davis, Ames. Blanche Johnson, Ames. Mrs. Belle Newlen, Ames. Class of 1002 Florence Brenneman Tilden, Ames. Minnie Cameron Allen, Ames. Pearl Clayton, Kelley. Ben Keltner, Ames. Leona Tabbott, Ames. Lnela Robb, Ames. Class of 1904 Mrs. Glendora Wallis, Ames. Ada Hayden, Ames. Mrs. Myrtle Beedle, Ames. Kate Lysinger, Ames. Mr. Benson, Iowa City. Class of 1905 George (?lark, Bainbridge, Mass. (Deceased.) Mrs. Sadie Clark Sch regard us, (Jolumbus, Ohio. Lyle Corlette, Schnectady, N. Y. Louis Doggett, Ames. Prank McCall, Valley Junction. T(mi 31cCall, Crookston, jMinn. Grace Powell, Ames. Ethel Perkins, Los Angeles, Cal. Genevieve Perkins. Ben Reed, Ames. Warren T. Smith, Los Angeles, Cal. Gene Underwood, Nevada. Mrs. Pleasant Fincham, Ames. Leslie Buchanan, Ames. Irene Buchanan, Nakima, Wash. Fred Randan, Ames. 3Irs. Frank Dragoiin, Ames. This class was characterized by hav¬ ing four pairs of brothers and sisters. They are: George and Sadie Clark. Frank and Tom McCall. Irene and Leslie Buchanan. Ethel and Genevieve Perkins. Class of 1906 Nina Madson, Ames. Robert Trullinger, Canal Zone. Truman Manning, Ames. Walter O ' Donnell, Ames. Dr. Graham, Lexingtop, Ky. Hilda Orland, Ames. Mildred Semmons, Ames. Howard Hill, Ames. Mary Templeton, Ames. Avis Cole, Ames. William Beardshear, Ames. Class of 1907 Max Hardin. Winter Paxtion. Emily Watkins, Ames. Harvev Taylor, Ames. Dr. Lou Willey, Ames. Pearl Banks Dawson ,Ames. Charles Beardshear, Ames. Class of 1908 Ruth Bariett, fjos Angeles, (Jal. Jennings Bauge, Ames. Lura Bnekton, Ames. Mrs. Nancy Long, Ames. Albert Fowler, Nevada. Ada (jJerbracht, Ames. Mable Kingsbury Clark, Ames. Earl Koo.ser, Ames. Joe Lewis, Ames. Page 54 The Spirit Annual Gilbert Hriiitiiall, Ames. Jk‘ssie Mel lor, Ames. Irwin Meltzer, Ames. N(‘va Nieliols, Ames. (:iass ot: 11)09 Harry ( ' ave, Ames. Floyd Wambeam, Killed in France. Cdias. jMcDonald, Ames. Paul Reis, Ames. David Edwards, Ames. Margaret Niles, Ames. Frank Roberson, Ames. Florence Willey, Ames. William Meltzer, Ames. CLASS OF 1887 The Spirit Annual Pajje 55 LITERARY BOARD Standing:—Faye Caul. Lowell Hauser, Fern Grover, Seated—Lura Woods, Gertrude Rei.s, Miss Coskery, Margaret Sloss Page 56 The Spirit Annual LARKSPUR Thru sylvan glades 1 wandered far Alone, not lonely, like a star. The violets smiled brightly up, ’Midst fragrant mint, the buttercup Displayed its chalice gold. Within a deeply sheltered nook ’Neath leafy trees, beside the brook, With nodding head, the sky-blue bell, Quaint, tinkling mysteries seemed to tell; And pealed tunes ages old. A vista opened to my sight, All bathed in sunlight, gold and white, Standing erect in royal pride, A purple army spreadiag wide. Flaunted its colors bold. Each larkspur spike a tall knight seemed; iiich on green-armored breast there gleamed A velvet vest of violet hue. And high aloft a banner blue Each warrior true did hold. And even yet on gloomy days. My memory strange fancy plays. In woodlands, seeming ever near, The larkspur army does appear. And charms again as old. —Helen Watson, ' 17. BLUFFING (Essay in Imitation of Lamb) After bluffing in English today, and getting by with it, and after thinking it over this evening I came to the conclusion that anyone who could suceessfullj’ accomplish such a literary feat was deserving of a higher grade than the one who studied and really recited. You know how one thought leads to another; so soon I was thinking of the first bluffs and of famous bluffs all over the world. Some were successful; oth¬ ers were not. The first bluffer that entered my head was Adam, who tried to bluff by laying all the blame on Eve for the eating of the apple, and ever since all of his numerous sons have followed the example of the illustrious father of the race. Later Noah bluffed when he sent the dove to find land. Coming down to more modern times I thought of Columbus and how he bluffed about the land and declared he was not frightened when in reality his teeth chat¬ tered. He, one of a very few, succeeded with his bluff. However, he never would have if the land hadn ' t been aecomodating enough to appear when it did, else his sailors would have fed him to the fishes of the briny deep. Then w’e might still all be “heathen Chinese " and America more than likely would never have been found. Everything would be different and probably such a creation as an essay wouldn’t exist. Columbus’ bluff was either exceedingly lucky or exceed- The Spirit Annual Page 57 infflv nnlnekv. Which ? No one can sit on the fence in tliis matter. Either it was lucky or unlucky. Getting closer home, think of the bluffs of various great men of tlie United States in recent times. All politicians and diplomats are bluffers. The proper name for a diplomat would be blufferino. Presumably then, if such were the ease, when America broke off diplomatic relations with Germany the news sheets all over the country should have announced in glaring, glittering headlines: “U. S. SEVERS BLUFFERINIC RELATIONS WITH GERMANY. And then speaking of Germany brought to my mind the greatest bluffer the world has ever known—“His Former Majesty Ex Kaiser Wilhelm Hohenzolleiii 11,’’ rider of Germany in most person’s estimation—ruler of the heavens, llio earth, the sea and all that is in each, in his own estimation. No explanation is needed for Bill. Everyone knows him now better than is good for his delicate constitution and intellect, and a great deal better than he wishes to have i)eople know him. ‘LJane,” called Mother, ‘‘you may be able to bluff’ in PAiglish but you can ' t bluff with me. You ' re sleepy. Go to bed at once and clear your brain out suf- ticiently so that you can study for tomorrow and won’t need to bluff.” —Eleanor jMurrav. THE WAR BREAD BALLAD A flour sack walked down the street, And he was partly filled with wheat, He tried to keep a smiling face. And also walk a rapid pace. He met his cousin, Sir Corn Flour, Who was just then the man of the hour, In tailed coat and a diamond iiin, And a somewhat yellow-colored skin. He greeted his poor cousin with surprise To see the color had left his eyes. “What is the matter, dear old cliaj)? come with me and take a nap.” “There’s nothing at all the matter with me,” Said White Flour with great courtesy, “But 1 have lost my old position And seem to be well out of commission.” “I know your trouble,” the other said, “No wonder you are white around the head, But 1 have lend, Which will put you well unto the end.” “You and I will get into a pan And make the best bread that we can. I’m sure we’ll make a great big hit, And also be doing our little bit.” — ' Fed Kooser. Pane 58 The Spirit Annual THE TINKEREH Ill the Tribune office, Jack Viiieeiit, a short husky young lad of sixtx en years, siuldenly ste|)j)e l back from a macliiue in tlie basement and with an expression of fright, dropjied the wrench from liis hand at the sound of the hai ' sh voice of his emi)loyer. “Get yourself away from that folding machine and stay away. If you don’t stoj) that everlasting tinkering with my machinery, you ' ll lose your job. Re¬ member that!” “I guess I know enough about this machinery to fix this little break,” retort¬ ed Jack in an undertone. “You may think you do, but I’ll not risk it. After this, keep your hands off the wrench and hammer. Ibiderstand ?” snapped the foreman, Fred Blakely. The printer’s devil suppressed a second retort for he not only despised to be ridiculed, but he hated the word “tinkering” from which he had earned the name “Tinkering Jack, » A few months before. Jack had made a few little inventions for use in the of¬ fice for which he had received no credit or encouragement except from his fast friend, “Dad” Clarion, who worked a linotype on the upper floor. “Something tells me that my chance must come sooner or later,” remarked the ajiprentice optimistically. “That’s right. Jack, my boy, you’ve got the right stuff in you. Don’t give it up. You’ll make good,” encouraged the old grey-haired printer as he looked closely at the uneasy boy from under his greasy, blackened spectacles. For weeks Jack continued to feel sorrowful over his continued tough luck, as he termed it, and to wait eagerly for an opportunity to prove his ability for un¬ derstanding machinery and for acting as a mechanic. After this country entered the war and there was more or less errand work for him to do about the city getting special news for extra editions, the foreman finally consented to buy Jack a motorcycle and side car to save time in making urgent trips. His mechanical knowledge had been greatly increased by the fact that he had kept the machine in perfect shape and had learned each part of it and its function. Breakdowns had many times been remedied by him in a remarkably short time and very efficiently, but he, himself, was the only person that knew and realized it. All this gave him more self-confidence in attending his hoped-for success. One day as Jack was working industriously, the boss came running in like mad and barked, “Hi! Tinkering Jack, run for some large type at Frank’s. Hurry! It’s important. We must scoop over the Capital. We’ve received some special war news on the start of a victorious drive for the Allies.” Jack was olf at the first word and bang! bang! he sped down the street. In a short time he was back with the type, but found that something very discourag¬ ing had taken place during his absence. Why were the linotypes and presses not running? Where was the usual crack and hum of the electric motors? It was easy to understand. The power was off. The linotypes must remain silent until the power came on. But it was worse than that for they said that the power house was partially destroyed by fire. Then that meant no more power that day, no paper, and no scoop for the Tribune. The rival paper was run by another plant so it woidd not be delayed. Then it would get the scoop, the honor, and the profit. He must find some way to keep the paper from failing. If it worked he would have proved his ability and if not,—well, we could risk that. The printers began their work of setting type by hand which was a slow, tedious job and even then by their working all the afternoon, the paper could not Page 59 The Spirit Annual be put out sooner than six o’clock instead of four o’clock. Still three hours re¬ mained. ‘‘I’m going over to eat a bite and think this over seriously. All of you stick to your work for all you’re worth. And vou, Tinkering Jack, work and don’t tin- ker,” commanded the foreman as he hastily departed from the scene. As soon as Blakely left, the boy whispered .something to “Dad” Clarion and then stealthily slipped down stairs and shortly the hand elevator came to a stop vith squeaks and squawks on the floor of confusion. Prom it came Jack, ham¬ mer in hand, dragging a crate-like structure at his side. He set this near the linotype and at right angles with it, then in he smuggled his motorcycle and with the aid of his friend set it on the frame free from the floor. “What’s Jack up to now?” sneeringly (pieried the workmen who were on the other side of the room out of view of the proceedings. Next the boy attached a belt from the drive of the motorcycle to the pulley of the linotype, nailed stakes at each side of the belt to ])revent its slipping off, mov¬ ed the crate and motorcycle forward until the belt was tight and then mounted his machine and started it at half speed. “All right, Mr. Operator,’’ hailed Jack to the astonished printers, as he proud¬ ly watched the linotype begin to operate. Instantly all hands began work on the machine which was of extraordinary size, and the familiar click, click, click was .soon heard. In came the boss with a down-hearted look on his face which instantly brighten¬ ed as he asked, “When was the power turned on?” “There is the power,” remarked “Dad” Clarion, as he pointed behind the machine at the motorcycle and rider. The boss simply stared. “Well, maybe that boy is made of the right stuff after all,” said the foreman, although Jack had not noticed his presence. At four o’clock the paper was turned out and everyone waited for the out¬ come. In came a reporter with a wild cheer. “We’ve scooped the Capital by twenty minutes,” he bellowed. “And you made it possible,” Blakely said to the boy, “Some tinkerer. Say, Jack vou can just use the hammer and monkey wrench any time you want to hereafter.” -Homer Tostlebe. HOW THE GRASSHOPPER BECAME THE BROWNIES’ RACE HORSE “The gra.sshopper, the grasshopper, 1 will explain to you He is the brownies’ race horse, the fairies’ kangaroo.” — Vachel Lindsay. Once upon a time when the world was young there li ed a gieat big colored grasshopper whom everybody knew as Snipper. He had gieat big Ion® ' horn.s which curled at the ends and two great big ej-es monstrous things they were—made up of thousands of little eyes. There was one on each side of his head and between them in front was one tiny little eye. He could see everything around him without moving a muscle. But his crowning feature was two beau¬ tiful rainbow colored wings which were his greatest pride. Snipper was the swiftest and of the whole insect tribe. No one could rival him in strength or swiftness, and because of this he became king of the insect tribe. But Snipper’s lieauty was only skin deep and he used his strength and beauty for himself and his family alone. Nevertheless, beeause of his ' strengtli and greatness he was worshipi)ed by the whole insect tribe. It was about this time that three Brownies came to the forest to seek a place Page 60 The Spirit Annual for their annual ])all. instead of a nice green forest and pretty flowers and shrubs what do you sui)i)Ose they saw? Wliy, there wasn’t a single green thing left. Not even a leaf on a tree or a blade of grass. No sir, not even one. Search as they would, not one eoidd they find. They did discover, however, a tiny hole right close to the ground in a great big dead oak tree. They decided to investi¬ gate and what do you sui)pose they found? Why, inside, that tree was all hol¬ low and in it was Snipper together with all the peoi)le of his kingdom fea.sting on the green things of which they had strii)ped the forest. The Brownies were so enraged to think that anyone would dare to take away from them their ball grounds that they jumped upon Snijiper and grabbed his horns and dragged him out of the tree away from the crowd of dazed insects, straight to the palace of King Hergo. Wlien they reached the palace doors, the watchman laughed so much at the sight that Snipper presented as he was drag¬ ged along carrying one of the Brownies on his back, that he almost forgot to open the door for them. But once within the i)alaee they proceeded straight to the front of King Hergo’s throne. When they reached there the Brownie who rode Snipper told the King of what Snipper Jjad done—of the bare forest robbed of all its green things, of the hollow tree, and the feast. King Hergo listened gravely until he had finished, then turned to Snipper and said, “Sipce you can not leave the forests alone you must go from them and here¬ after you shall dwell in and eat of the fields of man and be the most cursed of all insects. You shall no longer be able to fly but only to jump from place to place and your wings shall be covered from the eyes of men so that none may know vour beautv. And since vou so admirablv serve the Brownies for a mount 3 ' ou shall hereafter be their horse. ’ ’ As he spoke brown shields began to cover Snipper’s wings and instead of fl ' - ing from the room he could only jump with long, awkward jumps, the Brownie still clinging to his back. From that day to this. Snipper and his descendents have alwa.vs hidden their wings under shields and have jumped from place to place and the Brownies still ride the grass hoppers in their races. —Catharine iMorris. THE ARISTOCRACY “0 but I somebody’ would come and see upv mamma,” sighed little John- 11 } ' , as he seated himself, all freshly starched and shining, on the wide veranda steps. His dearest possession, his mother, was in the house feeling ver ” blue and lonesome. “If we only lived where we used to, down l v Pat’s house an’ old Mis¬ ter Wiggins’ an’ Panipv Smith’s, aii’ Heneiy Wilbur s—M—M—I’d be .so glad I could just—eat shirt! But mamma sa.vs now that daddj ' is head of the .store we can live here; ’s if it was the nicest place in town! I guess she don’t like it verv well but just sa s that, so papa won ' t think she’s lonesome. But .she can’t fool me! I heard ’er talking about ‘ ’istocratic’ and ‘ant hills,’ j ou bet! There’s Mrs. Bradlej across the street having a party; b’lieve I’ll go over anj’ see if she’s ’istocratic.” Johnnj walked across the street rather timidly, since six ladies were enough to make an .young man bashful. But the sight of little pink cakes urged him on, and so it was not long before he reached the large stone steps of Mrs. Bradle.v’s home. The ladies did not see him at first, as they were deep in a discussion about “The Absurdity of Pushing One’s Self Into Society,” but when Johnnj put his little foot on the step, the ladies all stared at the little intruder and then be¬ came suddenly silent. The Spirit Annual Page 61 So Johnny eontinned his ascent, not having understood that in their discussion they were referring to some one very close to his heart. By the time he arrived at the screen door, the hostess came to lier senses and fairly “fell all over herself” trying to make him forget what he had heard, if he had heard anything. “Come right in, my little fellow, but let me open the door for you,” she said, hastening to open the door. “Isn’t your name Johnny Silverton?” “Yessum,” Johnny weakly responded, thoroughly terrified by those six ladies, five of whom were looking at him with wide eyes and inwelcoming faces. “Would you like some cake?” ventured the hostess again, not quite knowing what to do with her little visitor. Standing on first one sandal shod foot and then on the other, crushing his snowy white hat into a thousand wrinkles, and feasting his frightened eyes on the little pink cakes, he again answered, “Yessum.” A delicate pink cake in his hand revived his spirits wonderfully, .so he asked his question at once, preparing to run as soon as he received his answer. ‘ ‘ Are you ’istocratic ? ’ ’ “Why, Johnny; yes—er—no! I think not!” came the answer. “0—0—o goody! I’m gonna tell my mamma!” and Johnny started to run out of the door. “Just a minute, laddie, I want to talk to you!” exclaimed his hostess, her face pink with surprise and confusion. “What will you tell your mother?’ ’ “I’ll tell her you aren’t ’istocratic a-tall ’cause you said so an’ I know you told me the truth because when I asked my mamma what ’istocratic means, my mamma .said it was people who thought they were nicer than anybody else an’ stuck up their noses. An’ you don’t do that, do you?” Johnny took the silence of the embarrassed lady to mean no, and continued: “My mamma said this was the first time she got lonesome since she left New York ’cause-” “Did you say your mother came from New York?” asked two or three at once. “Yessum—cause when we lived down on Oak street by Fanny Smiths’ and the rest of those folks my mamma never got lonesome ’cause she didn’t have time. But when we moved over here on your street we got Tillie to do the swee])ing and Hannah to cook ’cause papa had a big raise and then my mamma didn’t have any¬ thing to do and she got so lone.some, and she told papa once that she thought you ladies paid as much ’spect to her as an ant hill and she thought you must be very ’istocratic.” “0,1 see,” The ladies wished to hear more. So Johnny began again, not quite run down yet: “Well, an’ my mamma got so lonesome she wrote a letter to Auntie Abbottsfield in New York to come and see us. ’Smorning we got a letter from her an’ she .said she can come jus’ as soon as she gets through with a house-party she’s having. But that won’t be ’till way next month an’ my mamma-” ‘ ‘ Miss Ellen Abbottsfield ? ’ ’ “The society queen?” “Who, Miss Abbottsfield?” “Why, your future visitor is not THE Ellen Abbottsfield, of New York, by any chance?” come all questions at once from the surprised group. “Yessum, her name’s Ellen, that’s it!” exclaimed Johnny, amazed that the. ladies all seemed to know her. “She’s the most un ’istocratic lady 1 know of, an’ my mamma u.sed to be with her all the time ’fore she was married she tells me to call her ‘Auntie’ but she isn’t my auntie a-tall! An’ she’s coming to see us!” repeated Johnny, wishing to remain the center of interest as long as pos- Page 62 The Spirit Annual sible. But the ladies looked peculiarly beaten, and were not thinking ot him at all, so he went home. A week later, very aristocratic invitations, written on very aristocratic paper, were sent around l)y a very aristocratic lady to all ot the aristocratic ladies in the town ot Arborville, requesting their honorable [iresence at A Luncheon to be given at the home of Mrs. James S. Bradley in honor of Mrs. Edgar L. Silverton And so little Johnny’s mother liecame a member of the aristocracy. —Marjorie Beam. OF A CERTAIN GREEN-EYED MONSTER Charles gave Elizabeth a Dodo, He never even offered one to me, The loveliest lemon-colored Dodo, AVith the greenest eyes that one could Avish to see. Now, it isn’t that I’m doubting that CJiarles loves me, And I know that he would take me out to tea, But he DTD give Elizabeth a Dodo, And he never even off ' ered one to me. —Esther Lilian Duff. This short poem has practically a universal appeal because of the fact that very few of us have escaped a combat with that “certain green-eyed monster. ’ AVe can all appreciate that pang of jealousy that comes for no reason except that “Charles gave Elizabeth a Dodo and never even offered one to me.” The poem is also written in a vei v attractive way. AA e are naturally more in¬ terested in the example of Elizabeth and the Dodo than we would have been if jealousy had been treated in an abstract way. The ]»oem is also rather sug¬ gestive in Style for although the writer did not give her exact state of mind we can easily imagine it. The rhythm is also very pleasing and altogether we feel that Esther Lilian Duff has written a poem that is very worth while. —Harriet Tilden. AAHTH GREEN EARS “AYhat shall we do with Bobby? He tells more and more every day. Oh you can say it’s just imagination if you want to, but when he tells the minister that 1 intend to be a tight rope walker during the summer and that you are his step¬ father and beat him and—well, then 1 think it is time his imagination was curb¬ ed. ” Thus spoke Bobby’s mother. “AA ell, yes, if it’s getting that bad 1 really think something should be done. But-what?” said Bobby’s father. “Yes, what? I’ve scolded and pleaded but he firmly declares that every¬ thing he says is the truth, lilven that impossible one about the purple elepliant with whom he talks so often.” The door burst open and in came Bobby, rosy cheeked and panting, hardly seeming a subject for such .serious talk. The Spirit Annual Page 63 “Saw the ePphant again!” he annoiuieed, beaming at them sweetly. ‘‘The purple one?” (piestioned his father. “Do you know its name?” ‘‘Yes. It is-it’.s-John.” “John! Why, 1 saw an elephant, a purple one, named John, just this morn- iiur. Bobby ' s mother looked at his father aghast, but he winked at her—a way grown-ups have of doing when children are concerned. “John,” said his mother. ‘‘Oh, do you mean that one? Why, I know him.” Bobby was for a moment astounded. Then lie smiled at them both, with per¬ fect acciuiescence, and launclied fortli into wild tales ot ' what John had said and done. His parents looked at each other with a hopeless and conquered look. That night as his mother kis.sed him good night, Bobby looked up at her with a sleepy smile and said, “Mother, it has green ears like a-dog. And-he can wig-gle them. I) ' you ever see-a purple-?” And his voice trailed otf into silence as lie went to sleep to dream of the purple elephant named John. —Harriett E. Schleiter. ‘‘Sport that wrinkled care derides. And laughter holding both his sides.” How suggestive are these lines from Milton—young and old, rich and poor can understand and enjoy them. How well we can .see Sport, liappj’ and gay, and as bright and fresh as a May morning. He nimbly turns sommersaults and lightly and gracefully skips and dances. So entrancing is he, that those about him join in the fun, unconsciously throwing away trouble and shaking off dull cares. And then comes laughter, fat and jolly, whose sides shake like jelly. Children, especially, are fond of him. They love to watch his grimaces and antics. Per¬ haps he tries a sommersault or two, but he is not as niml)le and (piick as Sport, and so he to])ples over on one side or the other, because, you see, he is too fat, and besides he laughs too much. Perhaps you have never seen Sport and Laughter. Hunt—I am sure you can find them. And when they are found, acquire them, for troubles will end and cares fall away, joy and happiness taking their places. —Jeanette Beyer. SIGN BOARDS (An E.ssay imitative of Lamb) If we look in the dictionary we find that Webster defines the signboard as a post or sign bearing a notice. What this notice may be depends very largely on the locality in which it is found, its purpose being almost anything from an ad¬ vertisement for chewing tobacco, to a light reminder, placed on someone’s lawn, that the sidewalks are to walk on. Then there is ])owder which some females use as a sign that they do not think that their com[)lexions are perfect enough to be seen in public. Besides the aforementioned powder, there is another variety more deadly to men, although white powder along with the countenance under it has ruined the life of more than one young man. This black powder was u.sed quite extensive¬ ly in the present war and many men are lying under the soil of France because of its deadly effects. When we sit down and think of the thousands of men who have been killed in this great struggle we are likely to wonder whether, in spite of all our modern Pay;e 64 The Spirit Annual inventions and seeiiiinjjfly civilized exterior, we arc much advanced beyond that stage in the world when men fought eacli other with clubs and stones. But in spite of this great war we may be coming to a new and greater era in the League oF Nations.” In the Revolutionary times people said that a democracy could not possibly exist. The world is again starting out on something new, and things just born cannot be expected to have all the marks of maturity. Nothing wa.s created complete except a certain Grecian goddess and we sometimes doubt those tales that we study about in Latin. T? l-k n a 11 MY PHILOSOPHY There are times when you’re feeliiig And days when you feel (piite blue; But the world is all .so busy. It can’t stop to care for you. lonely Tho you ma} " feel dark and gloomy, Tho you may be cheery and gay, ( ' )f you, always, the same is expected. No matter the kind of a day. Then take up your task in earnest, Don’t bow to a varying mood, Ail ' d soon you will feel much better, And the world will seem full of good. Life cannot go on forever. In the same monotonous strain, Things are bound to change for the better. Like the sunshine which comes out of rain. •It’s a long road which leads to contentment. And for some it is very hard ; But to those struggle is hardest Will be given the greatest reward. —Russell Barker. CATALOGUING (Written in imitation of Addison) One evening as I was looking through the books in my library, I observed a book which I had not noticed before. It was located in an obscure corner of the bookcase, (piite covered with dust. Brushing off some of this dust, I found on the cover “History of the United States,” which I took to be the title. This book I trusted to have belonged to some of my ancestors, who, I have heard, spent much of their time perusing the pages of such volumes as this. This book was proliably used in about the year 1919. Upon close a])plication of my glasses, I found the color of this remarkable l)ook to be a dark green, but by the hard usage it had seen, and the many yeai s that had elapsed since, to the naked eye no color was visible. Amidst the pages of this ancient volume were many loose sheets of paper upon which was some .sort of handwriting. As it was very dim, I again used my The Spirit Annual Page 65 glasses, ai plyiiig tliem most liiligeiitly. By this careful scrutiny I discovered many small messages, concerning lessons, tlates, (a kind of fruit, I afterwards learned teachers, friends, et cetera. 1 carefully removed all of these, and put them away for future reference, not clearly understanding the meanings of these small epistles. Upon lii ' st opening the hook, 1 noticed many heavy sighs and deep moans, which increased in volume as 1 turned the leaves. These were, most probably, the groans of the j oor book under its heavy burden of learning. Indeed, the book was so fidl of knowledge that T was not surprised when 1 recalled that a great Jiumber of a.sylums had been b iilt at the time this book was in use. Throughout these moans and groans the name ‘‘Ball” breathed likv a lost soul. I took this to be the one mortal who had mastered all the knowledge this unusual book con¬ tained. T noticed that by this book, were several other books of the same appearance bearing the names—“English Literature,” “Civics,” “Geometry,” “Short¬ hand,” “Algebra,” etc., but upon discovering the lateness of the hour, 1 deter¬ mined to leave these until the next evening, when I could again resume my ob¬ servations of these ancient volumes. —Jeanette Bever. - WHEN PGRK MET SAUER KRAUT The turnip said to the cabbage i lant, “I’d hate to have such a head.” “AVell, with it I will feed the world, On saner kraut,” he said. Said a slender snake to a fat little hog “I’d hate to be such a pig.” “Well, I will feed some Yankee boys When I get good and big. And sure enough the cabbage fed The world on saner kraut; The Germans though they were the world, But soon the truth found out. h )r the Yankee boys that ate the pig Dili go right “over there,” And wii ed up all of Europe With mops of German hair. —Zclma Holmes. Some fish for a minnow and some for a whale. Some have success while others fail Be not content with the minnows that bite Fish for a whale—if you must stay up all night. —Margaret Sloss. Patje 66 The Spirit Annual OVER ' I’HE TOP (Jver the top into no man’s land. A liiindred Yankees go. Over the top into no man’s land To fight with a hellish foe. In each man’s hand is a rifle, On each man’s lip is a curse. For the hate for his “superman” rival, Could not be made any worse. Each Yankee’s eyes flash fire. Each Yankee’s heart beats fast. As he crawls through the German ' s barbed wire. And gropes his way through the gas. The Yankees at last reach the trenches. And clash with their terrible foe. And the Germans that leave those trenches. To the prison camps do go. —James Bissell. CARRY ON! Living always for toiuorrow, Let’s forget our yesterdays. Why be thinking of past sorrow When today we may be gay? Far ahead, there are in future Perfect davs of rosv dawn, If we’ll just make this our scripture, “Take the burden! Carry On!” Why should pique and worry master, Why be tried by petty things? They go fast, let us speed faster ; Soar above on eagles’ wings. Far behind let’s cast the troubles, No one’s sorry that they’re gone, ( ' ’ai ' e not who has pricked our bubbles. Smile! We’re ready. Carry On ! —Helen Watson, ’17. Page 70 The Spirit Annual ATHLETIC BOARD The athletie board is composed of the following; Ellis Seovel, president of the “A” Club; Earl Elliot, captain of the basketball team; Roy Bennett, cap¬ tain of the football team; and last, but not least. Bob Thompson, athletic direc¬ tor, who acts as the secretary of the board. Sam Carter acts as treasurer of the board and of the athletic fund. THE “A” CLUB The “A” (dub is comiiosed of fellows who have won their monograms in some phase of athletics, and who have been initiated into the club, together with Mr. Stelfey and Mr. Thompson, as advisors. The duty of the “A” (Jlub is to promote athletics in the Ames High School. The Cdub also has charge of the scheduling of games, bin ' ing and issuing of sweaters, and the electing of captains for the different high school teams. In addition to this the club also has a social purpose of uniting the fellows with one another for the interests of Ames High. The club being a new organization has not been very active, although it had a prominent part in the planning and giving of the Carnival, from the receipts of which money was taken by the club to buy sweaters for the men winning their monograms this year. The “A” Club has put off the election of the football captain for next fall iintil that time because there will come back to school next fall men who are. not in school at the present time, but who will be eligible for the team, ( )ach Thompson thiid s that these men should have a chance to vote for the man they want to j)ilot our victorious team next year. The Spirit Annual Pane 71 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR COACH THOMPSON fn view of the reeord made l)y the first scpiads in football, basketball and track, it is only appropriate and just that we honor our coaclc who has coriscien- tiously directed the practice work and insured the success of the teams. Al¬ though there was a scarcity of material esf)ecially for football the [last year, and a scarcity of gridiron battles because of the “flu” epidemic, Coach Th()mj)son built up some fii st teams that surprised and won the respect of the schof)ls with which they contended. - This is the fourth year that “Boh” Thompson has brought our teams to suc¬ cess. He lacks none of the essentials that constitute a good coach, having stimu¬ lated i epper, fight, and clean play in each player, and being cheerful, heady, earnest, fair, and resourcefid at all times. Trained by such a coach, our teams have left in the history of the school year a row of consistently successful seasons. Page 72 The Spirit Annual REVIEW OF THE 1918 FOOTBALL SEASON The football season of 1918 was one of upsets. No sooner was a game near at hand and the players trained and put into perfect shape to meet their opponents than the game was called olf on account of the quarantine for the “flu.” Since the ' material to form the squad was inexperienced, and light in weight, the team had no more than hit its stride when the “flu” epidemic shut the gate on it. Taken altogether, however, the two conflicts staged showed a game bunch of clever, clean fighters with the possibilities of a great team in 1919. All the regulars will return next year undoubtedly, with the exception of Cupps, our valuable lineman, who will receive his sheepskin this spring. At a call from Coach Thompson about twenty candidates cami out regularly for practice and from these he selected the team to represent us in the first game. Ames, 3; Webster City, 0. Meeting a team heavier and more experienced on a strange gridiron, Ames was unable to get loose for any spectacular runs or to make any great successive gains. On the other hand, Webster City was never dangerous, discovering their own inability to break through our line and hold their own, besides their folly in forward passing. Scovel, Elliot, and Gray were nearly always good for a gain and seldom thrown for a loss. The features of this game were the speed and remarkable dodging ability of Elliot in his carrying the ball through the line and around the end likewise—all eyes of the spectators seemed centered on him— and Thompson ' s perfect drop-kick from the 35-yard line vhich practically won the game. Our line easily broke up the shift plays or formations of their op¬ ponents and forced them to resort to end runs, or punts. Only once was the ball in Ames’ territory and then but for a very short time, w ' hich showed Web¬ ster City’s continual failure in gaining first down. When the final whistle sounded our eleven was nearing Webster’s goal by leaps and bounds, and smear ing our worn-out opponents by their fight in the final spurt. Ames, 14; Jefferson, 0. This was a struggle from start to finish. Ames was at a loss on account of the absence of two backfield men, Gray, because of sickness, and Captain Bennett because of ineligibility., Ames realized the value of having some first-class substitutes for these positions from the line and won the game through head-work and everlasting effort. The teams see-sawed back and forth down the field the first half until the Ames squad at last forced the pig-skin over the linei and kicked the goal. Toward the finish of the game the second lialf of the count was made when Elliott intercepted a forward pass and sped half-way down the field for a touch-down. Throughout the contest the Ames players showed the style of an open, running, and plunging kind of a game, characteristic of all of our plucky fighting demons. Jefferson High, however, fought gamely to the last, though defeat seemed in¬ evitable. 1918 Football Record: Ames, 3; Webster City, 0. Ames, 14; Jefferson, 0. To¬ tal score: Ames, 17; Opponents, 0. 918 FOOTBALL SQUAD The Spirit Annual Page 73 oO ’ s o ffl rt r i i: . =3 . U2 - . . O t- K c - X 5 3 SI® S ' ; . -H O-gJ c c . (i a 0‘n= • cq J db ' o ' H oi; . - ' - t- C ' rti OI CC 4 4 U O c 3=: 4 " fS I THE FOOTHAIil MEN Page 74 The Spirit Annual CAPTAIN BENNETT (( B.) Roy B( mi( tt i)lay(. a a good game at Webster (’ity, where he lield rlown tlie posi¬ tion ot (juarter ha( ' k and used good judgment in the handling ol the team. He was eaj)tain at tlie first (d ' the year but later was lost to the team on aeeount of in¬ eligibility. CORNELUISSEN (1.. E.) “Seooj)” (A)rnelnissen was an able man, being eapable of playing eiid, halt, oi quarter with e(pial ability. “Scoop” was full of “pep and never missed prac¬ tice, always being on hand to help the team, CUPPS (R. G.) Wayne Cu])ps was the only senior to hold down a regular position on the team. Chipps played guard and was a notable assistance to the line. He used his head and played a good, steady game. ELLIOT (R. 11.) Elliot, the s[)eedy right half was one of our best perff)rmers. It was “String” that saved the day in the Jefferson game and his so-called hurdling was the fea¬ ture at Webster City. He has one more year to spend in A. H. S. and will sure¬ ly help make a running team next 3 ' ear. GRAY (L. H.) “Bud” Gray is another one of our speedy bunch. He played left half and every time he took the ball it juit us a few yards nearer victory. It was surely discouraging to the students of A. H. S. when they heard that “Bud” had come down with the “flu” just a few days before the Jefferson game. GORE (R. E.) Howard Gore showed up well for his first year on the team. He played right end and was one of the new men who showed his mettle from the start. Howard is a freshman and should show up well before he leaves A. H. S. HESS (R. E.) Roy Hess also played right end. “Tug” is very light but he fooled all op¬ ponents as there was a great deal done up in a little j)ackage. “Tug” was one of the surest tacklers on the team and more men shouhl adopt his motto, “The bigger the man, the harder he falls.” MAYO (L. G.) Maybe glasses don’t helj) you play football but evidently they did not hinder Rali)h Mayo. He played left guard and was a good team mate for Cupps, the two of them handling everything they met. MATTOX (L. H.) “Shorty” Mattox was another little fellow with a big pull. He played left half and tackle and was on the job all the time. This is “Shortv’s” last year in A. H. S. POTTER (L. E.) “Bob” Potter played end and was one of the best men on the team at hand¬ ling the forward i)ass. Although he snatched forwards like a veteran it did not bother his foot as he developcul into one of our best drop kickers. The Spirit Annual Pat»e 75 8C0VEL (F. B.) No one on the team played a better game than “Eli” Seovel. He was always in the middle of the light and one of the best defensive men we have or ever had. Not only was he a good defensive man but he was an excellent full back and the best man on the team at punting. THORNBURG (C) t erhaps no other ] layer on the team tilled his position any better than the center, Alvin Thornburg. He was always sure of his passes on the offensive and he was a hard man to move on defensive. THOMPSON (R. T.) Ralph Thompson was a new man in our school when the football season be¬ gan. He had not had much football experience but he did know how to stick to it. He pLayed a good consistent game and was the only man to make a ])oint for A. H. S, with the drop kick. THE 1919 TRACK SEASON Track was taken up very enthusiastically by the high school boys this season, considering that it had been in the back-ground of importance in Ames High for three or four years and that all were inexperienced and in poor .shape for the events. The first few weeks were spent merely in training the boys for the dashes and .short runs which increased their endurance and speed and prepared them for the further training for any of the field events. The first participation in any inter-scholastic meet was at the Drake Relays to which Coach Thompson took a relay team composed of Byrnes, Elliot, Bennett, and Pohlman. The team competed in the shuttle race but failed to win a “coun¬ ter.” After a few weeks of .strenuous practice on the I. S. C. track, followed by the try-outs to size up the ability of each runner, a track team of fifteen men was chosen by Coach Thompson to represent us in the dual meet with Marshalltown, Mav 3. The team as a whole did well but did not succeed in taking the meet, Marshiill- town winning 71 1-2 points to Ames’ 41 1-2. Ames High gained five firsts: Potter in the pole vault. Carter in the discus throw, Seovel in the shot put, and Elliot both in the 220 yard dash and in the broad jump. Marshalltown copped eight firsts in the remaining events. Ames did not allo ’ their opponents to run wholly away with any race or field event but held down a place in every instance. Bowman and Elliot had the honor of being the individual point winners for their respective schools. -4 " " V- i ' iu ' kv., In the invitation meet at Iowa State (’ollege, a week later, Ames entered men in several events but all failed to place but Elliot, who gained Arrieis ' total 2 1-2 points by tying Stock of Algona for .second place U a broad jump of 19 feet, 9 inches. " AUhough Ames gained onl a few points it fared better than .several high schools who gaiiied a smaller score or failed to place, such as Marshalltown, Indianola, Fonda, etc. , Coach Thompson took our individual track star, EIliot-,’Ho the .state meet at Des Moines. Elliot took part in the broad jump but could not quite jump the • distance he made at Marshalltown or at the invitation meet so did not clinch a place. • On account of the material for the Annual having to be at the printers before June 7, the results and summary of the home meet must be omitted in this write¬ up. l age 76 The Spirit Annual REVIEW OP THE BASKETBALL SEASON Basketball praetice started with increased enthusiasm, promising candidates coming out regularly for scrimmage. Unlike football, the basketball season had a bright outlook with two former players back on the job and with captain-elect Elliot to lead the team, which he certaiidy did creditably. CoiLScientious prac¬ tice developed the ability of the squad favorably so that they set their pace at the first game by making it disastrous for their opponents. A valuable addition to the squad by two overseas men, McCarty and Hammond, during the latter pan of the season, made it possible for Ames High to win second place in the Indian- ola tournament and fifth place at the invitational meet at Iowa State College. With such material to rely upon in addition to some of the best of the scrubs and nil returned A. H. S. athletes from service, we ought to have a tearer of a team to represent us next season. A short summary of the games of this successful season follows: fTanuary 10. AMES 47—TOLEDO 11. Ames easily copped the first game from Toledo on their floor. Ability to handle the ball, Elliot’s floor work, and eye for baskets, besides the plucky and speedy guarding of Scovel is, in a nut-shell, the cause for Toledo’s down¬ fall. Nevertheless, Toledo was handicapped by having but one experienced player in the line-up and also by her poor team work. January 24. AMES 8—BOONE 34. Boone defeated Ames on the Boone floor mainly because of our boys being unaccustomed to a large floor and because of the fast floor work of the Boone five together with their smashing defensive. Elliot’s and Scovel’s ever lavSting spirit and fight, even when the Boone quintet had struck their stride, featured this game. January 31. AMES 15—JEFFERSON 19 Owing to the fact that the tiny floor caused constant fouling on the part of the Ames five and that their adversaries were accurate in making these for¬ feited points count, the Ames players were unable to pull ahead of them. In this hard fought game in which Ames was forced to continually relj’ on their tlefensive work, it was easy to pick out Captain Elliot as individual star and point winner. February 7. AMES 48—WEBSTER CITY 1 Ames easily and completely over came the inferior Webster City quintet, compelling them to carry home their meager one point in contentment. Ames out played their opponents in every stage of the game and won it more easily than a practice game from the scrubs. Each player rightlj ' deserves equal credit in this “shut-out.” McCarty’s return to the squad from service abroad remarkably increased the ability and endurance of our team. Many spectacular baskets were caged in the course of the game. February 14. AMES 13—BOONE 23. Ames was forced to take a second defeat at the hands of the Boone five in the hardest fought and most evenly-matehed game of the season. Since The Spirit Annual Page 77 each was confident of victory, a break-neck game was staged in which speed, strength and skill co inted alike. The first half came tc a finish with our team in the lead 9-7. After battling Boone to a stand still, Thompson’s plucky playei-s continued their tough work but tired badly under the constant, hot tormenting they were subjected to, and allowed the Boone aggregation to creep slowly ahead of them in the last few minutes of play. Each mau on both teams the locals for each player starred at his respective j)osition and gamely kneeled down to defeat. February 19. AMES 33—NEVADA 16. Nevada was the next victim to take a licking at the hands of the Ames team. We won the combat thru increasing our pep, aggressiveness and interest in the game. Never letting up on their remarkable defensive, the Ames five forced the Nevada battlers to rely wholly on long, difficult shots for their score. However, Nevada never failed to show “her teeth” in every movement of the game. El¬ liot’s unexcelled otfensive and defensive playing together with Scovel ' s “all- state” guarding and the plucky fight put up by Nevada’s midget standing guard, BoUer, were the outstanding features. February 21. AMES 59— PERRY 16. Perry offered no great resistance to the Ames Higli machine and gamely kneeled down to defeat. Because of the addition of Hammond al center, our squad gained confidence and fight and tore into the game with a telling effect. Perry, being swept off their feet by such playing, laid down on their fighting streak and al¬ lowed Thomp.son’s five to administer a much more shameful defeat on them. Potter and Elliot played rings around the Perry guards and tossed basket after basket with a true eve. February 22. AMES 26—INDIANOLA 25. On the following day our team made the trip to Indianola and reaped another victorious harvest. The spectators went wild over this battle for during every stage of the game the score was close or tied and the victor was uncertain. Ames owTied a one point lead at the end of the fii’st half. Ames High was up against strong opposition throughout the game and but for fast, heady, and steady she would certainly have been defeated. Scovel and Elliot both played stellar games because of their ability to smash in and bust up the teamwork of their opponents. Baldwin and Harned were the main spokes in the Indianola wlieel. February 26. AMES 27—JEFFERSON 10. The Ames five went into the game with a grim determination to take their re¬ venge out on the Jefferson team for spoiling their line of victories earlier in the season. Thompson’s men succeeded in registering early, thereby gaining a lead which they held throughout the contest. This ganu was clean and fast and fea¬ tured by the constant impregnable defense of both schools. Jefferson seemed to weaken near the close of the game and Ames, taking advantage of this fact, piled up a large decisive margin on the visitors. BASKETBALL SQUAD Pase 78 The Spirit Annual Top liow—Tosflebe, Louis (iJray. Molslnj er, Cornellussen (( ), Potter (11. l ' ), I eslie CJray. Bottom How—Gore, Alien, Howell, Scovel ( U. G.), Ciipt. lOlllot ( L. (i.), Bennett ( IL 1 ), Watson, Tlu ' mpson. Not in pleture—McCarty ( fj. t ' ). Mammon 1 (C.) The Spirit Aniiual Page 79 Februarv 28. AMES 14—DENNISON D! In another exeeedinj ly close game, the “Little Cyelones” subjected Dennison High School to defeat. The game was played on a very small flooi which rt- snlted in its being mainly a scrap to secure the hall and toss a basket. Trying to keep the Denid.son five from registering or atteinpting to register was the goal of the Ames team. However, jMeCarty and Hammond succeeded in kce])ing our scoring machine in action. The first half ended with the score tied and it continued nearly .so up until a few minutes before the final whistle when the count stood 13-12, Ames owning the latter. Then Hammond hoisted the ball through the net for the final clincher. March 7 and 8. INDIANOLA TOURNAMENT. In the tu’st round of the tournament Ames won from Perry the second time, this time to the tune of 38-11. In the next round our team met Pella, who was crushed under the force of the clash Ames made. Ames, outshining Pella in guarding and regi.stering goals, gained the victorv with the final score 26-8. Ames High was forced to play Ellston in the semi-finals whom they defeated with a count 36-21. Ellston had a strong team but failerl to stop the flashy offen¬ sive made by the Ames rei resentatives. In the finals, the players were too exhausted from continuous tugging to re¬ peat their plucky work. The boys, however, played a steady hard game and the that could be expected of them. Centerville won from usj ' 38-14. Scovel featured at guard in his everlasting scrap and in his ability, at jumping and meet¬ ing the ball and thus breaking up numerous plays. Elliot our shining light, was placed by sport writers on the first team as running guard and Hammond was the choice for center for the second .selected team. March 7. AMES 22—TAMA 23. The second team did their best to uphold the reputation ' bf the first during their absence, b} ' holding Tama’s team to but a one i)oint Ibad. It was prac¬ tically a draw, being won by a registered foul. The game Wfis hard fought, the second half ending in an 18 to 18 tie. This necessitated an extra five minute period from which the visitors emerged victorious. March 14. TOURNAMENT AT 1. C’. ' ;. Our team drew for the first game their old rival, Boone. ' Defeated by Boone twice already this .season, Ames felt this their last chance to fight tnem to a fin¬ ish. Nevertheless Boone proved herself the .stronger and defeatd us 16-11.. It was a .scrap royal for victory, being clean in every respect ajid free from stall¬ ing. “String’ ’ Elliot and his teammates moved the ball (Ipwn the floor with skill that meant remarkable team work. Potter fli[)pod jpf, the field goals for the locals. Scovel juit up a heady, stellar game at standing guard that earned for him state-wide fame as holding the position of all-state guard for which W(‘ are proud of him. AMES. .47 TOLEDO . AMES. . 8 BOONE .. . ' } . . ' .... . . . 34 AMES . . 15 JEFFERSON .... AMES . ... 48 WEP.STER (’PI .. . 1 Page 80 The Spirit Annual AMES . 13 AMES . 33 AMES . 59 AMES . 26 AMES . 14 AJIES . 27 AMES . 22 AMES . 38 AMES . 26 AMES . 36 AMES . 14 AMES . 11 Total Score—AMES.437 BOONE . 23 NEVADA . 16 BERRY . 16 INDIANODA . 25 DENNrSON . 13 JEFFERSON . 10 TAMA . 23 BERRY . 11 BEJ.LA . 8 EELSTON .21 OENTERVILLE . 38 BOONE . 16 OBBONENTS .285 OUR BASKETBALL MEN EARL ELLIOT, CABTAIN (L. G.) As one “A” did not satisfy “String” he set about to get another one in basket¬ ball, and he surely earned it. “String” was captain of the team and played running guard. He received honorary mention at the State iMeet and was placed on the all-state team at the tournament in Indianola. Elliot has one more year in A. H. S. NORMAN CORNELUISSEN (C.) Norman pla ' ed center for us until Hammond returned from the army. He was an excellent center, out-jumping nearly everyone he met. Norman was a good basket shooter and a stellar performer on the defensive. ELLIS SCOVEL (R. G.) A great deal of the success of the team is due to- the superior guarding of Scovel. He was always on the alert and it took a good man to get past him. Scovel was picked to play standing guard on the all-state team. “BOB” BOTTER (R. F.) “Bob” was the only senior to make a regular place on the team. He played right forward and showed up well for his first year on the team. He was an excellent basket shooter and was also a good man at guarding. “HAP” McCARTY (L. F.) “Hap” was not with us the first of the season as he was serving for Uncle Sam, but when he did come back he surely showed what army training could do. “Hap” was not in the best condition but showed up exceptionallv well playing a fine game all of the time. The Spirit Annual Page 81 HAMMOND (C) Paul Hammond did not get back in time for the first of the season and was handicapped tlironghont on account of broken arches. Paul is considered on a par with colloire plavers and we regret that he has played his last game for A. H. S. ROY BENNETT (R. F.) Roy was one of the most consistent players at the first of the your but was handicapped during tlie latter part of the season on account of injuries received when he saved a child’s life. There was some class to his style of basket shooting. WATSON Bob’s eye for basket shooting and also his ability to move around on the floor made him a valuable man on the basket ball squad. He played a hard game from start to finish and always had fight. HOLSINGER Lawrence proved to be a good forward on the basket ball squad. He seldom missed a basket and he was also a good dribbler. He was always out for practice and always in condition. ATHLETIC TROPHY This was the first year such an award has been made. In the words of the rules and regulations governing the giving of this trophy, the boy receives it who “‘attains the greatest efficiency in athletics, coupled with consistent train¬ ing and high scholarship.” Norman Corneliussen was given this medal because, in the opinion of the [)rin- cipal and physical training director, he has shown the necessary qualities and ability both on the athletic field and in the class room. Norman has participated in nearly all athletics—football, basketball and track. Although he is not a brilliant performer, he is of the determined, steady, brainy type of athlete, who goes about getting results in a quiet way. Because Scoop has gotten results, and because he is a conscientious student, he has won this medal. We congratulate not only him but every athlete in school who is striving to put athletics in Ames High on a higher jdane, and who does his best in his stiulies as well as in his sports. The athletic board, track, and “A” Club pictures could not be taken because of the unsettled conditions at the end of the school year. We regret this very much, as this annual does not seem to us as being entirely complete with these pictures omitted. We have tried to make up for this, in some measure, by having good write¬ ups of each of the above departments. Page 82 The Spirit Annual GIRLS’ ATHLETICS WINNERS RUNNERS-UP When we started out this year the girls’ only sport was basket ball. They were promised a tournament and were working toward it, and as everyone knows, it was a success. It proved to A. H. 8. that girls know how to play basket ball just as well as the boys. The games that were played were very fast and exciting. The third ])eriod proved to have the team, which worked hard and showed good team work. The members of the team were: Edna Armstrong—R. F. (Captain) Alice Wilcox—L. F. Neva Gilbert—1st C. Ruth Preston—2nd C. Marjorie French—R. G. Harriet Schleiter —L. C. Substitutes: Cleo Merideth. Gertrude Murray. Margaret " an Patten. The subs and the students of A. II. 8. that were there kept tlie gym in a con¬ tinual uproar. We thiid it has been proved that the girls know how to play basket ball ‘‘where there is a hole in the bottom of the basket. ’ ’ We only hope that next year they can have a high school team and challenge the l)a.sket ball teams of other towns. The Spirit Annual Page 83 WINNERS OF THE A FOOTBALL Norman (’onieliusseii Wayne Cupps Earl Elliot Howard Gore Ralph Mayo Lowell Mattox Ellis Seovel Alvin Thornburg Ralph Thompson BASKETBALL Earl Elliot (Captain) Ellis Seovel Lvle McCartv Paul Hammond Roy Bennett Robert Pottc r Norman Corneliussen These boys will be eligible to memebrship in the “A’ ' CMub it they are not al- readv members. Page 84 The Spirit Annual RE( IIIHEMENT.S FOR ATHLETIC EMBLEMS I. The riglit to wear athletic emblems is granted to mc r.bers of school teams who satisfy the conditions stated below. II. Faithfulness in training and in j)ractice, loyalty to the team and school, are fundamental requirements which the student must meet in addition to pro¬ ficiency or ability in each si)ort. Sportmanship both in the game and out, and manly conduct are also demanded. III. KStudents are awarded emblems by a committee compo.sed of the i»hysical director, the captain of the sport in which the emblem is won and the principal. IV. Football. Each candidate must play three full halves in three different games with three different opposing teams in a single season; and two halves of which must be winning halves. In case any candidate plays all but live minutes or less of the required time, and is removed from the game on account of injury, the athletic committee may award him a monogram. V. Basketball. Each candidate must play 90 minutes, including three dif¬ ferent games in a single season, sixty minutes of which must be in winning games. In case a i)layer i)lays all but five minutes, or less of the required time, and is removed from the game on account of injury, the athletic committee may award him a monogram. DESCRIPTION OF EMBLEMS FOR DIFFERENT TEAMS General. All emblems are made of a combination of burnt orange on a black back-ground. A—Football. The official football “A " must be nine (9) inches in height with the letter stripe one and one-fourth (li 4) inches wide. An orange stripe on the left sleeve for each year’s service. B—Basketball. The official “A” must be six (6) inches in height and the .stripe of the letter one inch in width. The “A” should be worn on a black sweater coat. Also an orange stripe on the left sleeve for each year the con¬ testant wins his letter. The caj)tain of any team may wear a star in addition to the service stripe. The Spirit Annual Page 85 THE FORENSIC CLUB Does A. H. S. have a ForciLsie Club? Vell, T should say so, and tlie club has a good many members, too. Although this is the first year tliere has been such an organization in Ames High, it has done some very helpful work . The purpose of the Forensic Club is to afford an opi)ortunity for a large Jium her of students to become more capable along public speaking lines. Ames High needs trained peojde to take part in debate, declamation, and various other ac¬ tivities of this nature in the high school. The club includes as members, those who have taken part in any public sp( ak- ing trv-out and those who are recommended from the English classes as liav- ing some speaking ability. The meetings held each week consist of i)rograms, formal and iiP’ornud, given by ihe members. Among the numbers given are exteinporaneous speeches, de¬ clamations, talks on debating, practice debates, and stories. ery much bene¬ fit is also derived from the informal discussional meetings held at various times. Of course there is .something in the Forensic ( dub besides work. Although the schedule was interfered with by the closing of school, the club was able to plan one party. It was held at the home of Mr. 8teffey on the evening of St. A alen- tine’s Day. Each member invited a guest and everyone had a rousing goon time, (jther parties are being jdanned. The club was organized during the first few weeks of school, and elected the following officers to serve for 1918-19: President, Margaret Sloss; ice-Presi- dent, Fern Grover; Secretary and Treasurer, Gwen Edwards. IMiss Ball acted as the adviser. This is the first attempt at creating a permanent organization for the benefit of those who wish to get training in pid)lic speaking, and so far it has been a suc¬ cess. In order to keep it going, it will retpiire the int( rest, time, work ,and support of the various students in the high school. Everybody shonld boixst lor a succe.ssful vear in 1919-20. FORENSIC CLUB Page 86 The Spirit Annual Top Row—Murray, Caul, Cuiioton, Gray, Hoffman, Barker. Middle Row—V. Grover, Caine, Parsons, Sloss, Harper, Miss Ball, Clark. Ihuiser, Colburn. Bottom Row’—Ghrlst, Edw’ards, Solilelter, F. Grover, French, Dean. MoCuskey, Mettlln. The Spirit Annual Page 87 COACHES AND ALTERNATE Steffey McCuskey Rayburn AFFIRMATIVE TEAM NEGATIVE TEAM Ca,ul barker Curleton Pohlman Caine SI OSS Pa{»e 88 The Spirit Annual DEBATE Amoiif? the various activities of Ames High School in the last year, debating liad its place and was carried through (piite successfully. On account of the in¬ fluenza ej)ideinic debate was set back in the schools all over the state. A great many schools were not able to organize debating teams at all and a number were forc ' cd to drop out after they had started. Debate in Ames High School was not begun until about December 15, IIHB, when those who were going to try o ' jt were notified to start work. AViout twelve or fourteen j)upils commenced the work and it seemed as though we were going to have four or five teams for debating when work was begun in earnest. The question for the State League contest was, “Resolved: That the hederal Government should establish a permanent policy of price control for the r-o called necessities of life.” This question was of very great interest at that time and was being discussed very warmly in Congress. Each student trying out was given a temporary brief, after he had decided which side of the question he was going to argue, together with a list of refer- ences to be read and noted. After all the references had been taken the studcni was in a position to write his first sjieech. Each one wrote his argument and re¬ ported with it to the coach who corrected, rearranged, clipped, and added to it after which the speech was to be rewritten. This process was repeated several times until the speeclies were in fairly good shape and then they were committed to memory. Finally the tryouts were announced for Friday, December 27th, and seven students were ])resent to take part. Prof. J. E. Brindley of the Economics De¬ partment of Iowa State College, acted as judge and all seven contestants were accepted, thus making two teams and an alternate. Gordon Pohlman, Loraine Caul, Alford Carleton and Jennie McCuskey were placed on the affirmative team as that was the side which they had chosen. Mar¬ garet Sloss, Russell Barker and Carvel Caine were put on the negative team. About this time it became known definitely that Ames was to debate Cherokee in the preliminaries on January 10, 1919. Cherokee was to have the affirma¬ tive side of the question and Ames the negative, so that the home negative team got down to serious business. The affirmative team worked out an argument for. practice debates and a number of these were carried out. It was here demon¬ strated that it is a great advantage to have two teams so that each will have had experience before meeting its adversary. Both teams were drilled in delivery and the various points were workd out into sound affirmative and negative ar¬ guments. On Friday, January 10, 1919, at 2:30 p. m., Ames High officially met Chero¬ kee High School in the preliminary debate of the State League. The contest was a hard one and ver} close and interesting. The judges for this debate were Prof. L. B. Schmidt of Iowa State College, Superintendent J. R. Cougill of Nevada, and Principal C. G. Thorpe of Boone High School. Their decision was two to one for the negative which of course was quite encouraging. As stated the con¬ test was very close and Cherokee was a very even match for us. They were fully if not more skilled in delivery than Ames but we had a little the better of the argument. As a result Ames went on into the second round and Cherokee was eliminated from the running. The week following this debate was spent in practicing delivery and working the arguments into better shape. About this time it was definitely known that Ames was to have a practice de- The Spirit Annual t age 91 DECLAMATORY CONTEST WINNERS Fern Grover Vera Grover Joan Parsons ASSEMBLIES Because Mr. Steftey believed in the adage, “Variety is the spice of life” he appointed an Assembly Program Committee consisting of the chairman of the various Literary Societies—Doris Gray, Lowell Houser, Ida Thomas and Flor¬ ence Godard, as well as Miss Ball and Miss McWilliams to search out the “spice.” One Wednesday, the Rag Time Orchestra helped us “shuffle off this mortal coil” of work and worry for the time being by their melodious strains of music. Another week a Fire Prevention Program was put on by the Civics classes and so great was the impression made that “few matches” have been seen around here since. Then one day we were privileged to take a trip across the deep blue sea and catch a glimpse of the real life in war time, because of the graphic des¬ criptions given by the returned soldier boys—Harold Seymour, Bernice Posegate, and Louis Gray, and also by Miss Thornburg’s brother. Further variety was introduced into the assembly one week thru the kindness of Mr. Sloss who came down and read two very interesting Scottish poems— “The Cotter’s Saturday Night,” and “Tam O’ Shanter.” Then one day a national Y. W. C. A. secretary gave us an interesting talk and left with us a motto which, were we to make it a part of our lives would ren¬ der us great service. It was: “Violets blossom just where they find themselves and send out their fragrance no matter what their surroundings.” Another spicy program was the dramatization of two scenes from Julius Caesar by Miss Fickel’s English classes and we found several students who made good Roman conspirators. Calvin Ringgenburg entertained us one period with several musical numbers, Page 92 The Spirit Annual ami most of tlie seniors seeiiled to enjoy especially the piece depicting a moon¬ light night follo v(‘d hy a terrific thiinder-storjii. One of the most instructive of the speakers vve have had was a Chinese college student, who pointed out vei’.v effectively the relationship between China and the United States, and made ns i ' eel more kindly toward our sister country. The assembly whicdi i)robably appealed most to the boys was the athletic assem¬ bly where tlnj. foot-ball and basket-l)all boys were awarded their A sweaters and given an oi)portunity to l)eeome more skilled in oratory as they thanked the stu¬ dent body. Two different times the boys and girls had separate assemblies. A Y. W. C. A. secretary talked to us about Life in Korea in one of the Girls’ assemblies, and in the other Miss Miller and Miss McWilliams gave very beneficial talks to the girls concei ' idng girls’ ideals. On May 7th Mr. Singh, a liinda college student, talked to us concerning con¬ ditions in India. In the same assembly Chas. Smith, who has seen service in the front line trenches, gave us so ne ideas as to the part music played in the war, and sang some war songs, playing his own accompaniment on a steel guitar. The last few weeks of the school year were given over to the various classes who put on entertaining ami interesting programs. The last regular assembly of the year was Senior (’lass Day, which- was a joyful and yet sad occasion, as the seniors be(iueathed their industrious habits and pos.sessions to the under class- men. CARNIVAL The first event of the evening was the vaudeville which consisted of a num¬ ber of songs and dances put ly a group of girls with Buzz Lang as the premiere danseuse. Their numbers were very pretty and graceful and quite like the “Follies.” Ted Kooser also added to this production a couple of very pictor¬ ial feminine presentations. The vaudeville was followed by the Sophomore Stunt which consisted of scenes from the movies, with no less important personages than Charlie Chaplin, Fat¬ ty Arbuckle, Pearl White, Sessue Hayakawa, and the Dolly Sisters. In words of the stage, Vera Grover succeeded in “stopping the show” by her realistic char¬ acterization of Sis Hopkins. The Minstrel show was the next center of attraction and it proved to be a very clever and varied performance. The Juniors put on a very good little playlet “with variations.” Among the other places of interest of the evening were the Circus in the gymnasium where the more manly exhibitions of boxing and wrestling were the features; the Kat- zeiijammers House, a place full of thrills; “The Trip Around the World,” put on by the Freshmen wherein even the former Cro,wn Price was to be seen; the Freaks of Nature; and it was well worth ones while to visit the fortune-tellers even though the j)ath was rough. The evening’s entertainment not only furnished much pleasure for everyone participating, and in serving to show the public what talent Ames High School possesses, but the best part of all was its great financial success. As a result of the liberality of those in attendance the total proceeds amounted to two hundred and eighty-five dollars and after exj)enses were deducted there remained two hun¬ dred and twenty-six dollars to be divided among the three organizations, the Athletic Association in which it is to be used in purchasing equipment and sweat¬ ers, the . M. (. A. and the V. W. (’. A. who are going to spend it adontin«‘ Prench War Oridians. The Spirit Annual Page 93 MUSIC DIRECTOR MR. POLLARD With the leaving of the seniors this year, we will miss anotlier person familiar in the corridors of A. H. S. That person is Mr. Pollard, who for five years has been on the teaching force of our school. When Mr. Pollard came, we did not have an orchestra. Tii 1916 under his leadership an orchestra was started. Altliough small at first, it has grown-enor- raomsly until now the organization can count twenty players to its credit and may be reckoned an important factor in activities of the high school. To Mr. Pollard is due the for working up a full fledged orchestra with a promis¬ ing future. ' The glee club and chorus are also under his direct supervision. Thru his ef¬ forts the chorus gave an Indian operetta called “The Feast of the Red Corn,” which was most successful. The girls’ glee club has also ai)peared several times this year and has been greatly enjoyed. So thru the efforts of Mr. Pollard the high school has been enabled to hear and enjoy good music. Although we regret Mr. Pollard’s going we sincerely congratulate him am’ wish him the greatest in his new work. Although he leaves us, there will always be a place for him in the hearts of A. II. S. students. Page 94 The Spirit Annual MUSIC BOARD Florence Godard. Priscilla Dodds, liobt. Murray, Mr. Pollard. Homer Tostlebe. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CHORUS Linder Mr. Pollard ' s untiring- efforts the Girls’ Chorus has accomplished many things. It organized immediately upon the opening of school and elected its of¬ ficers: for president, Priscilla Dodds, vice-president, Veronica Morris.sey, and treasurer, Harriet Sloss. Mr. Pollard acts as secretary. The Chorus learned one suite of Peer Gynt songs and had them ready for performance but owing to the many quarantines there was not time to give them. This year the Chorus furn¬ ished the baccalaureate music, this being the first time it has ever done anything in that wav. ' • The most notable thing the Chorus has ever done was the giving of the “Feast of the Red Corn,’’ an American Indian Operetta, on Friday, May 2. Most en¬ joyable ])erformances were given both afternoon and evening. Julia Arrasmith, as Queen of the tribe, had the leading part. The plot of the operetta was centered around Imjiy Light, a miscliievous Indian in the person of Agnes Noble. Car¬ olyn Crosby also had an important role as the old Squaw. These chief charac¬ ters were supported by the soprano and alto parts of the chorus. One hundred and four dollars were taken in and part of the proceeds were used to juirchase song books for the assembly. The remainder is to be spent in buying something of permanent value to the school but just what it is to be has not yet been decided. A small sum of money is to be left over to be used by next year’s Chorus. The Spirit Annual Page 95 ORCHESTRA Top Row—Morrissev. Blackstone. Murray. Frasche. Godard. Middle Row—Knight. Cole. Taylor. Garretson. Grover. Grover. Tostlebe, Elliot. Gray. Bottom Row—McDonald, Houghan. Spence, Godard. Allen, Nunamaker. AMES HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA For the benefit of our readers it might be well to tell in the beginning just what our Orchestra is composed of. In the string section, there are five first violins, four second violins, two third violins who play viola parts, a cello, the piano, and the flute parts played upon the piano. In the wind section there are two cornets, two saxaphones, and a clarinet. Then the xylophone stands out in a class of its own. Last, but not by any means least there is our director. All in all the or¬ chestra is composed of nineteen members. We have many new members in the orchestra this year, whom we welcomed most heartily, and as we are losing only two of our old members we feel that we ought to make a brilliant showing next year. Owing to the influenza epidemic we, like everybody else, lost a great deal. At the beginning of the year, plans were made for the orchestra to make a good many public appearances in school activities but wc were forced to give this up. However, next year if we have the opportiuiities wc are going to make up what we lost this year, and are going to do real orchestra work. With what we have al¬ ready done and with the return of so many of our veteran members, we feel that we are going to make a success. Page 96 The Spirit Annual BAND Top Row—Blackstone, Glidden, Spence. Schleiter, Tilden. Middle Row—Durrell, Darlinj?ton, Spring, Frasche, Tostlebe, Durrell. Bottom Row—Fancher, Elliot, Noble, Tanner, Smith. BAND Before the “flu’’ vacation, Mr. Chennette talked in assembly, urging that a large number of students should join the band. At the first meeting of those interested in organizing a band about fifty were present. However, on account of lack of interest on the part of some and inabilit 3 to secure instruments on the part of other.s, there are onl ’ about twenU ' members at the present time. At a meeting held in January ' the following officers were elected: Yilliam Frasche, president; William Tanner, vice president; Neva Spence, secretar ' -treasurer; and Homer Tostlebe, student director. In spite of the fact that very few of the band members have had aii}’ previous training, the " have been able to make considerable progress under the splendid leadership of Mr. (’hennette. They meet everj Thursday ' evening, together with tlie high school orchestra and the Ames band, thus making a community band. If the improvement continues there are good pi’ospects for a better band next year—one tliat will be good enough to play at the games. The Spirit Annual Page 97 SENIOR GIRLS’ GLE E CLUB Hustea Arrasinith, Dodds, Sill Crosby, Sunderlin THE GLEE CLUB The Glee Club is eoiiij»osed of seni(n girls only aiul was organized so that we might have eomiiieneement music given by the seniors. They have also given a few selections at assemblies and meeting of the V. AY. C. A. and Parent-Teachers’ Association. Julia Arrasmith and Olive llusted are the soprano singers, Priscilla Dodds and (.’arolyn Crosby, second sopranos, and Estella Sill and Edith Sunderlin, the altos. Page 98 The Spirit Annual Y. M. C. A. Clark • Thompson, Beckman Bohlman Although tlie work of the Ames ' ‘Hi. Y.” Chih, this year, was somewhat haiuli- eapped liy the iiiflr.eiiza e])idemie daring the fall of 1918, everyone connected with tlie “V. " feels that it has really accomplished something. This has prob¬ ably been done in two wavs: bv its promotion of the social activities of the school and bv its staml for high morals among the bovs. In the so(dal line thei’c are two events that stand out prominently, the Y. M.- V. W. Social and the Carnival. The Y. M.-Y. IV. Social was held during the lii st pai’t of the year and did much towards getting the boys and girls of the school acquainted. The Carnival, put on jointly with the Y. IV. and the ‘A Club, was even more of a success than last year’s in the pleasure it gave and the money it netted. Another thing that the “Y” did this year was to contribute to the support of a French War Orphan. This was directly made possible by the linan- cial success of the Carnival. As an aid to right living the “Hi. Y.’’ Club has held weekly meeting with a talk by some Christian man who knew what it meant to lead a really clean life in thought and habit. Talks by such men as Mayser, Rodgers, Horace Harper, Sayre, and others, showed the boys the value of living a really clean Christian The Spirit Annual Pai»e 99 life. Then after tlie talks came the Bible Study. This was not as peppy as it migrht have been due to the lack of a competent Bible study leader for some of the meetings. After the meetings, the boys who liked to sing gathered around Mr. Pollard at the piano while he turned on the “jazz.” Besides this the boys in the “Y” have done what they could to su|) the “dirty” and “smutty” talk in the locker room and in other places about the school. Although no intensive campaign has been carried on this year, for cleaner living, the boys of the high school at least know where the “Hi. Y” (.Uub stands in regard to smoking, gambling and the like. Two boys went to the state V. M. C. A. Camp, Camp Foster, on Spirit Lake last August. Here with about seventy-five other boys from all parts of the state, they enjoyed ten days of camp life, with many interesting talks which they will never forget. Ames also sent delegates to the district “Hi. Y” and Sunday School Conference at FT. Dodge. Five boys attended and heard a series of ad¬ dresses given by the leading Y. M. C .A. men of the state. The “Hi. Y” Club started the year with the following officers; Robert Pot ter, president; Ralph Thomp.son, vice-president; Harry Stewart, treasurer; Rich¬ ard Beckman, secretary. In November, Potter and Stewart resigned from respective offices. This change placed Thompson in the presidency while Gordon Pohlman and Tom Clark filled the vacant positions for the remainder of the year. The election of officers for 1919-1920, held in April, resulted in the choice of Tom Clark for president, Ralph Dove for vice-president, Sam Battell for sec- retarv and Carvel Caine for treasurer. ASSEMBLY BOARD Thomas, Godard .MLss McWilliam.s, Gi ' ay, Ball The a.ssembly committee has done its very best ami wish to thank all those who have helped in making these prograiiLs a success. The Spirit Annual Page 100 Y. W. C. A. Standing—Miss Miller. Tilden. Caul, Sloss, Godard. Seated—Reis, Miss Rayburn, Tilden, Murray. The high school Y. V. C. A. started in this year with a tour-fold purpose— to create a inon friendly and democratic spirit among the girls, to maintain a strong and high moral sentiment throughout the school, to bring students into closer touch with Jesus Christ as Savior and Friend and to make them loval to the church, in order to prepare them for future Christian service. The members of the Y. W. C. A. have tried to carry out this purpose in dif¬ ferent ways, but, for the most part, the girls were reached by the meetings which were held in the auditorium every Thursday after school. These meetings were of various kinds, some devotional, many discussional, and some entertaining. The Y. V. C. A. pledged ten dollars toward the support of a little French war orphan and also aided in putting on a Carnival, giving fifty dollars of the pro¬ ceeds to the United War Work fund. Ten dollars was sent for the support of a Y. W. ( ' .A. secretary in China. The Cabinet this year was composed of the following: Pivsident . Harriet Tilden Meinl.ershi|. Ohainnaii ( Eleanor Murray Secretary.IMargaret Sloss Treasurer . Gertrude Reis Program Chairman . Florence Godard Social Chairman . Lydia Tilden Service Chairman .Loraine Caul These girls have enjoyed theii- wtirk together, and with the help of Miss Mil¬ ler and Miss Rayburn, have tried hard to make the association a success. Paj;e 101 The Spirit Annual SOCIAL BOARD Thompson Crosby Spence Miller Tilden Welch ALL HIGH SCHOOL PICNIC At eight-thirty on a calm still morning (in fact, it was June 6, 1919, a memor¬ able date in the minds of all) everyone, teachers and students alike, assembled for roll call. Many felt like singing, ' ‘Dear Teacher If I’s Not At the Roll C-all Cll Be at the Picnic Anyway,” but thot better of this prchistorically inclined desire, as those little round O’s count up fast near the end of the year. As soon as this painful process was over the traditional mile long army of picnickers was formed to march valiantly to the fray. No one dares ride but all, alike, car-holders and earless must walk, else why did Nature so thoughtfully provide us each and all with two perfectly normal feet? As soon as the suburban portions of our fair city were reached and we began to draw nigh the rural division, our good shepherd, Mr. Steffey, proclaimed that we could act wild and did not necessarilv need to continue in battle formation. • Finally, the picnic grounds were reached without any serious casualties. In fact all that were reported, proved merely to be sunburn, freckles and mosquito bites. The mos(|uito ])ites proved very annoying if not serious. At twelve the good old fashioned picnic dinner was served and was enjoyed immensely by everyone, even “Pat” Livingston, who never eats very much. Both before and after the “eats” games such as Blind Man, Three Deep, Plying Dutchman, baseball, etc., planned by Mr. Thompson and Miss Koch, proved very entertaining and really much more educational than American History or Al¬ gebra. The track meet in which both boys and girls took part was a “howling sue-” Our girls certainly don’t care more for their looks than they do for win¬ ning a race, even if East High girls do. Page 102 The Spirit Annual EDITORIAL To our printers, “The Times Printing Company;” to our engravers, “The Jahn and Ollier Engraving Company;” to our photographer, Mr. G. T. Hart, to our advertisers; to Miss Wright, who so generously gave of her time and ad¬ vice to our art department; to our subscribers; and to everyone who has helped us publish this Annual; the Spirit extends its most grateful thanks. THE SPIRIT THIS YEAR On account of the school year’s being unavoidably broken into, the Spirit Staff was unable to juit out as many issues as it planned at the first of the year. It has, however, succeeded in putting out ten news sheets and three literary edi¬ tions, besides this annual. The staff this year has worked hard and has tried to do all in its power to make the Spirit representative and interesting. But it wasn’t the staff alone that put out the Si’iRiT, it was YOU who co-operated with the staff. This staff of 1919 can never issue another Spirit, but it sincerely hopes that the staffs to come will go on publishing a better and better paper as Ames High grows and goes forward. REGULAR SPIRIT STAFF The Spirit Annual Page 103 f u o tu (m o a t: - 4 1 ; .X V} 0 ; o .. Wd .. c k-l 1 5 ryj a c. Vj ■ - c o o c 0) — , 4-1 -l O M JUT- ' 3 3 rr w O 3 .CQ c 0 K T? v r ' 4 ) - ■ “’ t ' OI 2 5 Oi o m M 0 rt ' 3 K X M r ' t ci t—t • • —4 i- ' 1 ' •• s ' -3 0.0 O —H 4 - t if o9 o. . 3 « C O 4 O f -g o it • C ;; 5 it i-H W = » •- o . t-5 w O Vi K-ii t o H o 2 •: Kl .. -3 o Co: ci ci . M ' O C o crj t. . M JC ' O J " S cs P j?6 I o c: E-t ® K o !2 o c o •4.4 7i O Q u O £ Vi Vl o m o E o w W o DQ ANNUAL STAFF Page 104 The Spirit Annual The Spirit Annual Page 105 CLASS DAY The Class of 1919 gave the annual Class Day Program Friday ' evening, June 6. Such affaii ' s usually improve every year, but perhaps we flatter ourselves when we say that this was the best ever. I am sure that the seniors were surprised, if not shot ' ked, to hear Verna relate such astounding facts concerning their lives to come. Nevertheless they surely must have felt better when they, being a remarkable class, hard their remark¬ able will. Indeed, they sincerely trust that the whole school will profit by it. The History, of course, was another brilliant feature, although it is doubtful if it was. fully appreciated. The music—glee club, orchestra, duets, solos, etc.—spoke for. itself. Last but not least were the farce and the class song. “ Co-ca-che-lunk, che- lunk-che-la-le” rang clear and .strong through the old building, when with lusty throats .sixty boys and girls sang their adieu to the old high school. ' I tell you sister, he ' s in love with me ' ' “But I tell you, si.ster, he’s in love with J c!” ‘ Nonsense! ’ ’ “Stuff!” “Absurd!” ‘ ‘ Idiotic! ’ ’ But he wasn’t in love with either of them, nor Musidora into the bargain. It was the sweet little Rose who finally hooked the dashing officer. According to Rose. “ ’Tis maidenly reserve which always decides the important question, “WHO’S TO WIN HIM?” Following are the characters of the farce: C ril Dashwood (A ijoinig officer in search of a wife) .Raymond Byrnes Mr. Prattleton (A middle aged bachelor of an undecided turn) .Gordon Pohlman Squire Brushleigh (A country gentleman) .Lawrence Hol.singer Rose (Brushleigh ' s daughter) .Edith Sunderlin Sylvia (A young lady fond of ' ‘sport ' ’) .Mavia Cooper Minuetta (A young lady fond of “dancing ' ’) .Neva Snook Musidora (A young lady fond of “romance’’) .Jeanette Beyer Arabella {Their friend, a young lady fond of “flirtation”) . . Veronica Morri.sev CALENDAR FOR YEAR 1918-19 “Write it up real nice and jazzy. For the Spirit don’t vou know? I am sure that vou can do it. But do it quick and don’t be slow.” I’ve been thinking like the dickens What has happened all this year? I’ll refer now to my diary For ’twill help me—it’s a dear. Here it starts September third day It’s not reall} bad at all Lots of new kids and new teachers One real nice one—named Miss Ball. Russell Barker’s sure good looking. That Miss Koch is just a peach, 1 just love my dear old high school. When I get THRU, guess I’ll teach. Now there comes September twelfth day And goodness me what do we hear? All the frat boys to the office? How ' exciting! Oh, my dear! Few days later in my diary. There’ll be a dance soon if we can. And the girls must ask the fellows. Gee! I I had a man. Page 106 The Spirit Annual On tlie second of October Both the “Y.’s” a party gave, We all sure did have a swell time, Tho some teachers misbehaved. Little later 1 have written, “We beat Jefferson today. Score was fourteen to just nothing,” My, how our old team did play. Then there sure was mueh excitement GermaihV had sued for peaee. Whistles blew at about two bells. And we all did march the streets. But the next day people told us It was bosh, and not all so. But we hoped ’twould soon be over, Wished ’twould hurry, woe, oh woe. Then old “Fluzy” and his family Moved to Ames to make a stay. We were half glad and half sorry. But no school for many a day. Then—“Don’t congregate in bun¬ ches, ’ ’ And—“Don’t go down town,” they say, “Keep three feet apart—now mind that, ’ ’ So—The long hours dragged away. Halloween passed with no parties. We most wished for school to start, Then, Oh! Such a wonder happened, And from it we all took heart. For the WAR was REALLY OVER, And we sure did celebrate. Paraded afternoon and morning In the evening—bonfire late! On the twenty-fifth school started. No more sleeping mornings late. No more kidding the cute bridge guard; Such no longer was our fate. No vacation ’till Thanksgiving, Then just one small tiny day. And we went to school next Saturday, Our vacation time to pay. Then cpiite suddenly came more ‘flu,’ And again we all were out. Were we happy ? Should you say so ? On not a face was there a pout! Now, I’m really awfully sorry, 1 can’t write just what’s in here, ' Twould be interesting, no doubt. But it can’t be done, I fear. For if you would see my diary. All my secrets w’ould be told, And not even for the joke box. Would I my heart to you unfold. Now I guess this might go in here. New Year ' s dance at K. 0. Hall, Went with—Gee! I almost wrote it! But, anyway, it was some ball 1 Band has started up real peppy. Lots of people out for it; When we’ve learned a little ’bout it, ' Then we sure will make a hit. Now big events come—two of them, Beat Toledo and Cherokee, At basketball and in debating, Aren’t we proud, tho? Good me! Next week end we were defeated In the same two games. Oh, woe! It was Boone and old Sioux City, But the next we ' ll beat, I know! But now look at some other games Webster City, one; Ames—Oh, much! Ckin’t remember figures and names It don’t rhvme—well—life is such. Next week was the Ames and Boone game. But again they beat our team, If we just had had some more time! Oh, such luck—I just could scream. Next night the Forensic party ' Twas the nicest, nicest one— Mr. Steffey was quite shocking— We all had just packs of fun. Senior party on the twenty-eighth. All had lots of fun, I guess, And 3’ou know I heard some scandal Four girls said—“Like Harry best.’’ The Spirit Annual Page 107 Then the girls had a real tournament, Winners?—the YELLOWS made a rep, Showed the ones who came to see ii That the girls have much, much pep. Our boj’s played tine at state tourna¬ ment, Ellis got on first state team, Isn’t he just the finest plaj er? In our school he sure does gleam. Boone again right up and beat us, But they surely had to fight. For as always the dear Ames team, Played with all their strength and might. Then St. Patrick’s Day—So MUCH fun, Though we stayed in school SO LONG We raided mo ' ies and all that stuff, For all those things I’m sure some strong. For some weeks all was excitement, ‘AVhat’s to happen?” “Don’t you know ?” Whv the (’arnival of course, child. And it sure WILL be some show. It was oh, so nice and jazzy. Peppy, snappy, and all that, ' audeville and nigger minstrels Thev were rare, vou bet vour hat. Now I ve got to hand this thing in They won’t publish it, I s’pose. But 1 ’ll i)ut it in the joke box, it good-bve,—there it goes. —H. E. S. ONE STUDENT’S ACTIVITY CO ry fm (?5 Prof. -rne purer, arh « Al ' S 7 Uft Id lAnaryi n Page 108 The Spirit Annual SOME MORE STUDENT AUTTVITJES I I I I 7 [ [cgU-AlO 7 7 7 . 1 1 I - -- , f 7 J fr y — T hr 15 ( hs ' op rs on uyV o foon rHoons M It Tn " » f V C entorj ocompi -S. It Jploy " jP h ( Lyu Pt f 1)11 f’ ' 0 n or " ? h. r ■f • ■ ■ • ' -r ' ■ ■ . ■ i y. c Page 112 The Spirit Annual dl ertru I 0 The Spirit Annual Page 113 POPULAR SONGS ADAPTED TO FAiMOUS PERSONAGES 1. Miss Miller—“ ’Till We Meet Again.” 2. Chev’.—“Why Do They Call Them Babies?” 3. Harolil G.—“Alcholic Blues.” 4. Hap. McC.—“Sweet Genevieve.” 5. Ra mioiul B.—“Oui, Oui, Marie.” 6. Buzz—“In the Evening, by the Moonlight.” 7. Miss Rayburn—“I Am Always Chasing Rainbows.” S. M. Howell—“I Cannot Live Without You.” 9. Cleo Meredith—“Some Form.” 10. Bob. Potter—“It’s Never Too Late to Be Sorry.” 11. Carl Wilson—“Stick in the Mud.” 12. Pris. and Donald—“How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down on the Farm?” 13. Roy Bennett—“I Aint Got Weary Yet.” 14. Pris.—“Kiss Me Again.” 15. Steffey ‘ ‘ Tell That to the Marines. ’ ’ 16. Thompson—“They Were All Out of Stej).” 17. Eleanor M.—‘ ‘ Sweet ’n Pretty. ’ ’ 18. Kate Steele—“Can Y " ou Tame Wild Women?” 19. Frank Kulow—“I’m Waitin’ for You, Liza.” 20. Earl Rayness—“Bring Back My Bonnie to Me.” 21. Max Beman—“Til Say She Does.” 22. Donald Crooks—“Keep Your Eye on the Girlie You Love.” 23. Edson Jewell—“You Will Be the Same Sweet Baby.” 24. Alfred Carleton—“Those Charlie Chaplin Feet.” 25. Dorothy G.—“They Go Simply Wild Over Me.” 26. Robert Watson—“Long Live the Ladies.” 27. Miss Fickel—“Fond Memories.” 28. ArdeUa P.—“I’m Glad I Can Make You Cry.” 29. Sidney A.—“Chasing Chickens.” 30. Miss Ball—“That Hula Hula Girl.” 31. Mr. Pollard—‘ ‘ Smiles. 32. Seniors—“Where Do We Go From Here?” 33. Mr. Cramer—“Somebody’s Done Me Wrong.” 1st Floor hall—‘ ‘ Barnyard Serenade. 2nd Floor hall—“Chicken Walk.” 3rd Floor hall—“Cupid’s Garden.” Miss Ball :“1 hear that they have found Columbus’ bones.” Harry Williams: “Is that right? I didn’t know that he was a gambling man.” Toot, (staying all night with Lydia) : What s that undei me? Lvdia: “My arm.’ Toot: “Feels like a hair-pin.” Page 114 The Spirit Annual EXTRA! EXTRA!! EXTRA!!! TERRIBLE EPIDEMIC SWEEPS OVER AMES HIGH-— FRIGHTFUL LIVING DEATH. DESPITE PREVALENCE OF THE DISEASE, SCHOOL REMAINS OPEN. DAUGHTERS OP SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT FAMILIES IN TOWN ARE HARDEST HIT. NO KNOWN CURB. NOTED SCIENTIST, MISS LOUISE COSKERY, IN¬ STRUMENTAL IN FINDING REMEDY. An awful, terrible, horrible, hideous epidemic is sweeping through our school and cutting a swath as wide as Mae Adamson and as long as Glady Myers. Do you have it? Beware 1 It is highly contagious, especially among the female portions of the masses of dumb beasts who are w ont to haunt the corridors of old Ames High School. Even some of the teachers are afflicted, though it does not break out so quickly vith them nor do they suffer so severely as the girls. This terrible disease scourges young and old alike: the freshmen and the sen¬ iors ; the homely and the beautiful; the large and the small; the gifted and the giftless; the brilliant and the dense. The boys are wont to call it “silly” (pronounced as silly as it is, looks and sounds,) but we notice they come as near it as possible. Rubbing their ears to¬ gether, etc., don’t you know? Perhaps it is silly but no one is to blame. Just like the flu, this formidable malady does not stop to consult with a person whether he desires it or not, but just strikes with full and cutting force. It stops for nothing but mows down its victims like a machine gun or a German army. Though nearly everyone is afflicted with this grim, ghastly deterioration it is not so fatal as was tlie influenza. No one dies a natural death; it is more like a living death. One still lives on but suffers constantly with the horrific disarrange¬ ment. At one time it was thought advisable to close the doors of the Mansion of Education until the awful ailing was stamped out, but on account of the pre¬ valence of the disease and because it is not ahsolutely fatal this consideration was disregarded. There is no known cure. The great scientists of the Ames High School are vainly trying to find a remedy. The one most interested in accomplishing this is Miss Louise Coskery who has not yet been afflicted and who literally abhors what she, like the boys, terms as “silly.” She is taking her life in her hands and many are very much worried about her but she steadily refuses to hear the pleas of her numerous friends to leave the frightful disease alone. Do you wonder what this is? It is the gruesome disorder that is sweeping, but not cleaning, the lower halls. It is the hideous habit the girls have of “kissing”—each other! 9101 N1 SHOINMS The Spirit Annual Page 115 • I , i-J ome Preps! They sure look green. Page 116 The Spirit Annual MODKIJN PUKE VEIiSl-J One day in study liall A teaelier read an Announeenient. And it said, To pass when tlie first bell Kang. And to be In the next elass When the last bell Kang. it would save time She said. And we all thought It was a good j lan To save time. The bell rang And I began To look For my books. ft I hunted long And then I found them And went to elass And before 1 got there The bell rang again And.I was late. And I went Kaek to study hall And I got A slip. And then I went Baek to elass. Ami I thought These tiim saving •• 1 )evices Are surely Fine. CAN YOU IMAGINE? Winnie Hill with her hair eurled? Ijaurenee Holsing( r with his lessons 1 The Atwood girls alone? Louis Gray asleep? Florence Snook with a date? Kavmond Ryiaies with Marie Morten- ft ft sen ? Jennie MeCuskey in love? Verna Clark marrying a i)otter? Dorothy Gruwell fat? Eleanor Murray short ? John Myers in a white collar? Miss Ball talking to “Hap” Mc¬ Carty ? Pauline Thompson posing? Miss Coskery being sarcastic? Manning with the “Howell” left out? Miss Thornburg losing her temper? Miss Fickel at a dance? Miss Ball shocked at her students? PAKTS OF A FORD (Scattered about in A. H. S.) (Tank . liss Fickel Nuts . Freshman Cla.s.s Ste( ring Wheel.Faculty Klaxon . Toot Sloss Lamps.Jennie IcCuskey Ui)holstery . ... Arnold Li ingston (Jil.Easy Studies Brake.Mr. Steffey Fenders (mud guards) . . . Optimists Speedometer . “Spirit” Batteries . Textbooks Shock Absorber.Miss Ball Starter.Knowledge Spring (make it easier) . . Vacations Gasoline.Leslie Gray Tail Light (always disappear¬ ing) . High Grade PICTURENSIA A new and terrible epidemic of a mental disease has lately broken out in Ames High School. Among seniors, especially, it is very prevalent, though some juniors and even preps and sophs are afflict¬ ed with it . History tells us that there have l)een serious outbreaks among the stu dent body in jmst years, so this dis¬ ease is not altogether new— but nevei ' theless it is terrible to behold. In the first stages of delirium the patient seems terribly concerned over (pieer subjects such as Hart’s and Quade’s and goes around muttering to himself. He also has a strange de¬ sire to stand before a mirror turning his head from side to side, still mut tering to himself. In the next stage his mind turns to “piT)ofs. ” It is then best to humor The Spirit Annual Pane 117 a coTneth I IN (xo ' tve Vu ' t VhoM thot it. Vettr iTis. II See pages 124 and 126 for some more interesting SNAPSHOTS Page 118 The Spirit Annual the patient l)y admiring and flatter¬ ing Ids so-ealled “proofs ’ For some time after this the pa¬ tient seems to he improving. But then comes the worst stage of all. He has his pictures and with them there comes a terrible mania to exchange with everyone—anyone he can find. The whole building rings with the cries of the afflicted, “Have you seen-’ ’ ‘ ‘ Exchange with me ! ’ ’ “His are so-’’ “-more print¬ ed then-. Thus runs the delirium. No cure has yet been found though special¬ ists on mental diseases are studying the case and it is believed that the epidemic will die out if allowed to run its course. . Edward R.: “Were the Lord and ' Lady of the May killed?” Joe A.: “No, the} were married.” Edward R.: “Wasn’t Poe verv fond of women?” Joe A.: “Well, that was natural, . wasn’t it?” Miss C.: “Robert, name two epics and give the author of each.” Robert P.: “Beowulf, but I don’t remember the author.” Miss C.: “That should have been easy. All you needed to say was ‘author unknown.’ Name the other epic. ’ ’ Robert: ‘ ‘ Paradise Lost. ’ ’ Miss C.: “In what age was it writ¬ ten ?” Robert: ‘ ‘ Age unknown. ’ ’ “You college men seem to take life pretty easy.” “Yes; even when we graduate we do it by degrees.” “Here, Binks, T wish you’d take my garden seeds and give them to your hens with my eom[)liments. It will save them the trouble of coming over after them.” MY NIGHTMARE I had an awful dream last night, About a dreadful creature. It was made ux of little parts Of every Ames High teacher. It had Miss Rayburn’s wiggling face, Miss Pickel’s ceaseless talking. Ami as for how THE THING did move, ’Twas like Miss Ball’s (lueer walking. It had Miss Boyd’s lioring stare. Miss Coskery ' s cruel sarcasm, Miss Miller’s choicest line of grouch, (T’would put you in a spasm.) Like Mr. Pollard, wished to sing. But like Miss Curtis, couldn’t; And now ' and then announcements made Like w ' e w ' ish Stetfy w ' ouldn’t. I It had Miss Thornburg’s love for w ' ork McWilliam’s shining diamond, (Say don’t you think that teacher’s case As bad as Mort and Raymond?) The rest I can not tell you now ' , I’m sure ’t ' w ' ould set me crazy, And vou can tell from w ' hat I ' ve said The dream w ' as sure a daisy. But thank my lucky stars for this— The dream left out Miss IMercer, And Koch and Niles and Singer, too, Thev IMTGHT have made it w ' orser. Ardella, coming out of the door sees PYrn in the hall; “Listen, dear.” Mr Singer: “Were you speaking to me?” MissFranke: “Don’t you know ' that punctuation means that you must pause?” Bright Prep.: “Coui se I do. Dutch Griffith juinctuated his tire in front of our house and he paused for half an hour.” 4’ SENIOR DIRECTORY The Spirit Annual Paj»e 119 i Name Oeeiipatioii Ambition Ou lit to be Noted tor Page 120 The Spirit Annual Xaiiio Occupation Ajnbition The Spirit Annual Paj»e 121 iX mm T3 2 : O X a =3 a 2 ri n u. a o Ctt oc mm S X- w w H X a? cc C X CO » o = X X — i)£ X 3 •mm • X X X X 3 mm x X - 3 5 3 X W 3 3 tyo - 02 3 cr. 0 ' 3 !5 3 0 :o -• mm u. X -3 tn 3 0) X Ui r ' ) X 3 0 a: T i- « 2Q 5 l-U b£ Sj C X -4 W} C3 - I— , vij 5 o = u X ' o X c3 .C O O U4 — aj X CO CO 3 CO X mm mm - 3 3 3 X M 3 o 3 X X 3 3 X X X o o X X tti 3 5 O o 3 i- t ' 3 X » 5 -i 3 i S 3 X X X 3 X iyc T3 O 3 O O tJD X 31 ♦ • O ' 3 3 X 3 3 X o a X 3 3) O o X ® 3 3 X ' iC X COO H H H coo H E- H o o 3 m -3 O ca X X 3 mm X 6£ - X 3 M » — 3 X — 3 3 J 5 3-- tuo — — ' — 3 « W 3 iC •3 3 3 X u X X Ci£ O 3 tJD 3 3 tt) = S 3: 2 = W) 3 Xi ' s 3 o .= To 3 •-.::::: o o •— " x X Bf bJD 3 3 - 3 O 33 X X r. O. a c« Th 3 £ 3 rv X ‘x ii; X •c 3 o .S 3 .ii; « 0 mm 1? » 0 TU ' 0 3 •—• 0 C 3 M :3 m w 0 X 02 3 X 3 mm X ' p X 3 X mt •1 w ■ 0 33 0 X X H H 2 : X c X 0 3 mm X a C3 X ' C -4-1 H X H W 55 fcJD 3 •mm 1 4 mm pmrn ctf rt 3 sj; ffi w 1 r- O O (X H K X X O ? 3 : c 2 c X Paj ' e 122 The Spirit Annual THE TEACHER It was on a morning ' dreary, while 1 ])oiidered weak and weary, Over many a lon and lenj thy lesson,— ’twas an awful bore; While 1 nodded, nearly napping, siidderdy there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping, rapping on my nodding head, “ ’Tis some teacher there,” I muttered, “tapping on my nodding head. Ah! 1 would that I were de d.” Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each study-hallic member stared at me as ne’er before. Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly 1 had sought to borrow From a nap surcease of sorrow—sorrow for my dear lost grades— For those rare and radiant objects that are known to u.« as grades. Suddenly her yells grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, “Ma’am,” T said, “Miss Rayburn, truly, your forgiveness 1 implore: But the fact is 1 was napping, and so gently you came rapping. And so faintly you came tapping, tapping where 1 learning store That I scarce was sure I heard you”—and I looked at her .some more. She raved on—ah evermore. Straight into her mad eyes peering, long I .sat there, wondering, fearing, Dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before; But her anger did not slacken, and her eyes with wrath did blacken. And the only word there spoken were the screamed words, “Now go 1” And I went—but very slow. And Rayburn never sitting, still is flitting, still is flitting, ’Round the study hall in Ames High, up one aisle and down some more. And her eyes have all the seeming of a Demon that is dreaming. And the sunlight o’er her streaming, throws her shadow on the floor. And mv soul from out the shadow that lies floating on the floor— Shall be lifted—NEVERMORE 1 —H. E. S. SOLID GEOMETRY To prove that a rotten potato is a beehive: A rotten potato is a speck tater. A spectator is a beholder A beeholder is a beehive Therefore a rotten potato is a bee¬ hive. Miss Coskery : ‘ ‘ Marie, was Lucy an imaginary woman or not?” Marie Mortensen : “Why, AVords- worth saw her in a garden and fell in love with her.” Aliss (’.: “No, Marie, you must be thinking of Burn.s.” (Byrnes) Mildred Genies: “1 don’t see how Ted could have used a pony in physic ' test. Lucille N.: ‘ ‘ Don’t you know what a pony is?” Mildred: ‘ ‘ Whv, of course I do It ' s a young horse. ' ’ Wanted—A small bed, on which 1 may sleep in study hall.—John My¬ ers. Prof.: “What happens if you have too heavy a load for your horses ?’ ' Norman; “You get stuck.” The Spirit Annual Page 12i Cungratulatiuns llllllllllllllllllllllliniMMMIIllllllllllllllMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIlMItMIIIUtlllllllllltMllllllllllinilllllMIII for another year’s work—well cione ■iMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiililitiiliiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii The Tilden Store The Store of Quality Satisfaction IIIIIIIIMIIlllllllllllllllllllMllllliltlllllllMllllllllllltllllllMHIIItllltllllltlltiMiMItMfItItnfllJItIttlllK Fashionable clothes for young men young women. MIIIIMIIIIIIIIIItllllllllllllillllllMMIIIIIIMIIIIIMIMIIIIIMMIIIHIIIIIIIItllllllllllllllllUMMIIIIIIIIMIIMI Page 124 The Spirit Annual b t Look among the ads for the best jokes. 1.1 There ' s uo use Iryin f yoti con t beot those TJl A ST ‘4.H shows» The Spirit Annual Page 125 V? xf ' ■ f v v v$ v ' $ $ K$ $ $ $ s S $ $ $ J $ $ ' $ j Shipley-Black Co. SAY IT’S BOUGHT AT SHIPLEY’S IT MEANS QUALITY DRESSES COATS WAISTS and MILLINERY You are always sure to obtain QUALITY and EXCLUSIVENESS, • at the price of the very ordinary, when buying here. BRING YOUR Little Brother or Sister To our new Department of Infants Wear They will surely enjoy it. Here you will find Pretty Little Coats, Dresses, Saques, Bootees, Caps, Robes, Dolls, Rattles, most anything you can think of. SECOND FLOOR Page 126 The Spirit Annual G-Ootics 6a ' m. hithev )out 7. ■( ' •t a loTiq (irN 5U.TV - re- strs-G. 4 0’’ ' Eddie Rivth ? Whata yii huntin for?—The TWIIS STAR of coutse Page 127 The Spirit Annual FRESHMAN DITTIES [f I had the ear ' ‘Mike” Morris has, I ' ll tell you wiiat 1M do; I ' d take the girls out riding. As all good sports should do. If I had the “dough” that Maurice has, I’ll tell YOU what I’d do; I M treat a hunch of the freshman girls Instead of just one or two. If I was as short as Doris Gray, 1 ' ll tell YOU what I ' d do; I M grow as Doris McCauley did, Till I was six feet two. If 1 had the eyes that Parker has. I ' ll tell YOU what I’d do; I’d wink at all the girls in school, And make them blush—like you. If 1 could flirt as Pauline flirts. I ' ll tell you what I’d do; I ' d flirt with all the boys in high, And “Poll " and Stelfy, too. If 1 had the girls that Leonard lias I tlon’t know what I’d do; With some in France and Scotland, And England and America, too. If I luul the ponies Gladys has, 1 ' ll tell YOU what I’d do; I ' d take some girls out riding. And a couple of “prex)” boys, too. If I could wink as Willie winks, I’ll tell you what I’d do; I ' d wink at Dorothy Franke, And make her wink back, too. If “Max " were in the lion’s den Oh, what would Edna do??? She’d say, “Oh, Max, my darling,” And run right in there, too. Page 128 The Spirit Annual The Range That Almost Thinks It Saves Fuel It Saves Food It Eliminates Servants It Eliminates Guess Work Acorn Automatic Come in and see the out-of-the- ordinary Range ..Illlllllllllll.. IOWA PUBLIC SERVICE CO. A. H. S. is a tjretty good school, you’ll admit . HOWARD ADAMS’ is a pretty good place to get Candies and Soft Drinks of the highest quality, as you’ll find out if you try us once. 5 A. H. S. patronage of this business during the year i has been appreciated, and we will try by continuing our square-deal policy to hold it. • t HOWARD ADAMS “We back the Spirit — Why not back us?” Page 129 The Spirit Annual When you build that new home or repair the old one Specih’ HANSON LUMBER Let us figure your bills-large or small. Our plan book is at your service. HANSON LUMBER CO. Chas. M. Miller, Mgr. Phone 10 1 F you need a shave, hair cut, etc. SEE US Our shop is up-to-date in every respect No long waits Satisfactory Work W. H. GARRETSON Patronize Our Advertisers ' ‘Jack, 1 wish ymiAi give that “Whv on earth didn’t von tell me ft • ' voiing brother of mine a talking to. before ? ' ’ It ' s time he was-choosing a career.” “Because there was some then.” “Judging by the hours he keeps, • I though he was studying to be a night MEMORIES watchman. ” “1 see they are making shingles out of cement now.” “Please, mum, there ain’t no coal “Then 1 recall my wish to be a left in the cellar.” - • bov again.” ft “ Just tell ’em it’s at the TWIN STAR — that’s enough Duff Ave. Grocery 1). K. l». USO. S » H. A. REDLINGER Harness Auto-top Repairs. Groceries Bakery Goods Trunks, Traveling Bags, Notions Meats Page 130 The Spirit Annual CREDIT AND POWER Many of our most successful men ascribe their “start in life to the day they opened a bank account. Credit and power can be wielded in the commercial world by means of a Bank Account. We invite you to begin one with us. Story County Trust and Savings Bank Ames, Iowa THE STYLE SHOP For Everything s Wear New things always coming in The Latest Styles The Right Prices W. C. Hunter Co. Op. Sheldon-Munn Ames, Iowa “Were vou moved bv her music?’’ “Yes; it amounted to that . I think we should have kept the flat another year if it hadn’t been for her.” —Puck. BEST TONIC ‘ ‘ Did the doctor do an i:hing to ” hasten vour recoverv?” “Oh, yes; he told me he was going to charge me a dollar a visit,” He: “You’d better marry me. El¬ igible men are scarce.” She: “ I suppose I could offer that as an explanation. “Why is a doornail deader than a door?” “Because it has been hit on the head.” Say, do you know ifs nice and cool at the TWIN STAR? DRESS FOOTWEAR Look to us for the right styles in Footwear for all occasions We have the season’s newest creations AMES BOOTERY The Spirit Annual Pane 131 TO THE PUBLIC 41 In recording the fact that the Cadillac was officially design¬ ated as the standard seven-passenger car of the United States Army, we wish to lay emphasis on two important points. 4L was selected for its inherent ruggedness, and above all, for that permanence of value which minimizes adjustment and overhauling and spells economy in the long run. 41 The one outstanding fact about the Cadillac, apart from its splendid ease and beauty of action, is its unmistakable and most obvious value. 4L Always, Buick cars have been developed, not re-designed. And for nincteen-nineteon they reach the highest pinacle in its development. Each model has a certain scope, a particular range of usefulness. Enough models have been provided in the com¬ plete Buick line to enable any purchaser to select a Buick car that is exactly equipped to serve him to the utmost limit of his demands for utility. 4L Iri offering Dodge Brothers Motor Cars, we know that we are selling a machine that is made of iron and steel and character —a vehicle that must and does symbolize and maintain a price¬ less reputation built on honor. BOOST FOR QOOD ROADS MINERT AUTO CO. Phone 905 CORNER DUFF LINCOLN AMES, IOWA Page 132 The Spirit Annual MONARCH TEA AND COFFEE OUR SPECIALTY A. M. Norris, Cash Grocer 132 ’Main Phone 311 CHRIS SORENSON FRESH AND. SALT MEATS - t Fish and Oysters in Season Phone No. 9 Ames, Iowa Tliere is a young junior iia ivd Earl, Whose feet are more swift than a squirrel, In basket ball a woncfer, A genius, by thunder, This pe|)j)y young junior named Earl. Now Norman just eannot be beat He’s athletic from head to his feet, In looks he’s right there. So the girls all declare, This athletic fellow nametl Norman. “You can’t believe everything you hear. ’ ’ “No, but you can repeat it.’’ TRUTHFUL ERROR The doctor felt the patient’s purse and declared there was no hope. Say, that Show at the TWIN STAR today " is a bearT YEOMANS BROS. HIGH CLASS AUTOMOBILE AND SIGN PAINTING 107 South Kellogg Ames, Iowa Page 133 The Spirit Annual " . " ■■■■-■ ■ - r- E S ! iMtilinMiniftiniiiiiMiniiiuiiiii IIMMiniMllllHltlMllllMIIIIIIIIMIIIMIMlIlliniiniMMl IIIIIMHHIMIIIMIMMIMIIIIIIMMIM We have the niftiest ladies’ gar¬ ments in this vicinity. They all say so, so will you when you see them. And for the young men, the latest style Suits in very best shades, all at reasonable prices. J. Jacobs Co., Ames FOR SALE! Suits, Trousers and Cleaning, ReF airinjir Overcoats to Order and Alterations 6 room modern dwelling $3600. Many other dwellings, also acreage tracts, vacant lots, farm lands. All kinds of in- M. D. LAWRIE TAILOR and CLEANER surance. LITTLE BROS. Phone 196 Phone 49 406 Kelloprg: Ave. Ame.s, Iowa OUR SPECIALS Electrical Fixtures, Supplies, New Work and Repairs NELSON ELECTRIC CO. Phone 43 320 Main Street Page 1 34 The Spirit Annual IN ORDER TO START LIFE RIGHT You must start a Bank Account. The right place to start a Bank Account is at the COMMERCIAL SAVINGS BANK raw ' J THts p»croRt u u , 0 t-i OLI? ' n . f KT.rj,- nc T-WP Gif " FIEH HOv K H6 Oh Thf h S P B p v y RECcJG-rVlZff TH U gom to the TWIN STAR tonight? U bet. Mrs. Jeannette Franks A. T. LERDALL Exclusive Millinery College Properties Lands College Savings Bank Building 220 Main St. Phone 1141 Phone 395 Page 135 The Spirit Annual B. G. DYER, M. D. DR. SWDER Masonic Temple Dentist Practice limited to the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Ames National Bank Building Phone 362 BEX G. BUDGE D. M. GHRIST, 1. D. M. D. JENNIE G. GHRIST, M. D. Phone 107 Physicians and Surgeons Union National Bank Building Phones 33, 180 L. C. WIIaSOX Dentist Over Union National Bank Phone 182 DR. ADAMSON Osteopathic Physicians Physician DBS PROUTOH, and « ROBERTS ami ROBERTS Surgeon Office Phone 192 Home 238 Office Phone 240 Paj e 136 The Spirit Annual -O’NEIL’S- Velvet Ice Cream Is Made in a Modern Factory WE HAVE THE BEST EQUIPMENT made, and the result is a rich, smooth, DELICIOUS ICE CREAM - ASK US TO SHOW YOU - Harriet T.: “Isn’t Commercial Law awfully hard to remember?” Harriet S.; “I don’t know, I never tried.” Louie Gray was walking thru the lower hall with his usual number of feminine admirers when Miss Miller said, “There comes Louie with all his sidelights.” Eleanor M.: “Oh! Manning How¬ ell is always howling around.” Miss C.: “Yes, he ought to be a teacher. ’ ’ Bill: “It is said that Alexander the Great, when on a campaign ate the rations of a common soldier. Hill : “And did the poor soldier get nothing?” For Snap, Pep, Speed and Laughter, go to the TWIN STAR. Tr THE CITY BAKERY For Rich, A Delicious Velvety Pastries 1 ( Phone 178 E. G. RAYNES 136 Main The Spirit Annual Page 137 Capital $50,000 H. V. STAFFORD President L. B. SPINNEY Tce-President I. O. HASBROUCK Cashier CLAY W. STAFFORD Asst. Cashier Capital 25,000 Sljrift ?Sy Slirift Hip All •S’urrppft START A SAVINGS ACCOUNT TODAY AMES NATIONAL BANK and AMES TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK Get that Commencement Diamond Ring or Watch from L, C. TALLMAN Jeweler SAVE YOUR CHICKS Try a sack of our dried BUTTERMILK CHICK MASH We also carry a full line of Chicken Feed which is scientu fically prepared. AMES GRAIN AND COAL COMPANY Phones 6 and 7 J. M. Munsinger, Manager L. E. Munsinger, Ass’t Mgr. Page 138 The Spirit Annual FOR Fountain Pens Tablets Fancy Box Paper Pens, Pencils, Tablets Toilet Articles Kodaks and Cameras - GO TO - Judisch Bros. Drug Store A FAIR (QUESTION Don: ‘‘I dreamt I jmoposed to a very pretty }jrirl last night.” Priscilla: “What did I say, dear?” Miss Coskery: “Did you have something to sav, Fred?” Fred: “No.”‘ Miss Coskery: “Oh! I thought you had a bright idea aud you were merely stretching. ’ ' Miss C.: “Are we interested in the love story or in something else in this poem?” Lvle Me.: “I’m sure I don’t know ft what else we could be more interest¬ ed in than in a love story.” Some classy picture at the TWIN STAR today—Td say so. C. W. DUDGEON lEWELRY Watches Diamonds Page 139 The Spirit Annual Where all the Students go— WHEN THEY WANT The Finest Chocolates The Purest Ice Cream Most Courteous Service The Greatest Satisfaction LOWRY’S Pharmacy The Rexall Store Godard’s Gift SHOP YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to visit our store We will strive at all times to please When in need of something suitable for a Qift, come in. GODARD’S We Specialize in fine Confectionery The Durability, F. J. Olsan Convenience Comfort of our Sons Porch Swings and Lawn Furniture FLOWERS of all kinds Will begin to be apparent in the next few hot days. Come in and look over We always have the best our stock. Our Prices are reasonable ADAMS OLSAN’S Furniture Co. PHONE 8 AMES, IOWA The Spirit Annual Page 140 ATHLETIC DRVQ COMPANY Soda Fountain Candy Cigars Photo Supplies Stationery Views Block West of the Qymnasium At the College THE CAMPUS TOQQERY Outfitters from Head to Foot College Savings Bank 2526 Lincoln Way Building Phone 419 Miss Boyd : “Give me a word with ‘ar’ in it. ’ Ed ward : ‘ ‘ Margery. ’ ’ Comment of High School Girls on the Boys in High School. (Heard in the lower hall) Lydia T,: “ I like that little Cyril Barger best of any boy in high school. ’ ’ Harriet S.: ‘Sogy’ much better.’ Toot S.: “Well, I just hate all men. They are the most fickle things alive. ’ ’ Toot Sloss was trying to remove something from “Vic " Brunner ' s eye when she said: “I don’t see any¬ thing. Vic: .“Well, neither do 1; that ' s why I want it out.” “( h! No! I like little f it’s at the TWIN STAR it’s O. K.—I know. THE VARSITY SHOP Baseball, Tennis, Football and Basketball Equipment. Pa e 141 The Spirit Annual SAVING THE SMALL SUMS It is surprising how a large amount of money when kept near at hand can disappear. It is equally surprising how quickly small sums carefully banked can accumulate into a comfortable reserve. Our Officers invite you to open a Savings Ac ' count in this Institution and deposit therein those small sums that are so apt to “slip through the fingers.” The UNION NATIONAL BANK AMES, - - IOWA Ames Pantorium 11 Modern Cleaners Work Called for and Delivered 208 Main St. Phone 231 We Cordially Solicit Your Picture Framing We also carry a large stock of hand colored copies of nearly all the noted paintings. H. M. DUCKWORTH Page 142 The Spirit Annual TWIN OWL LUNCH Large main dining room now operated in connection with the lunch counter QUICK SERVICE AT POPULAR PRICES Try our special Sunday and Holiday dinners CHRISTINSON BROS. LYNCH’S A cool place for cool things daintily served Exclusive agents for Whiu man’s and Elmer’s. Candies There was a young lady named Beyer Who is wearing her dresses higher, So that now, her few clothes Come clear up to her nose This goddess like maiden, named Beyer. Edith S.: “ i think Arnold Liv¬ ingston is the image of Fatty Ar- huckle.” ■ ' Miss C.: “ Why, I think he looks like Mr. Pollard.” 1 have a funny feeling When it’s time to get a card I really wish I had been good And worked just awfully hard. I think perhaps I will reform But it’s too late just now So bravely I’ll submit to it And to my fate will bow. Dorothy G.: ” Tennyson wrote ‘ A Memorandum’ (In Memoriam). TWIN STAR shows are brim-jiill of Life, Action and Thrills. LOUGHRAN MACHINE CO. Farm Machinery, Buggies and Coal AMES GILBERT STATION Page 143 The Spirit Annual A RARE INVESTMENT Our Stock Is Varied and Complete “Munn’s Matchless Materials” H L Munn Lumber Co “We Deal IN HONOR, «« IN SE RVICE and FORDS DUNLAP MOTOR CO. AMES, IOWA Get Those S| O0S AT ROUP’S SHOE SHOP Page 144 The Spirit Annual THE FUEL WITHOUT A FAULT No Clinkers No Dirt Little Ash No Soot JUST CLEAN COAL We have the Exclusive Agency-Try a Load-Once Used Always Used SPAHN ROSE LUMBER CO. Phone 264 GENTLE HINT ; EYrn: “I’m afraid that bell means another caller.’ ’ - ‘ Marvin (imjdoringly) : “You know there is such a thing as vour not being at home.” Pern (suggestively) : “Yes, and there is such a thing as my being en¬ gaged. ’ ’ I I I The TWIN STAR is m EXERCISE AND REFRESHMENT Sign seen on lain street: “Cup of Coffee and a Roll Down-Stairs for 15 cents.” Mildred: “You can’t believe ev¬ erything you hear.” Marion : ‘ ‘ No, but you can rep-eat place—Klim on, let ' s go. S. OCHAMPAUGH A. L. CHILSON OCHAMPAUGH CHILSON I j PLUMBING and HEATING CONTRACTORS ! Phone 55 AMES, IOWA Page 145 The Spirit Annual Jahn Ollier Engraving Gb 54 WEST VDAMS STREET-CHICAGO HrtiBts Photo- ngratJprs Besides being the largest organization m the country specializing on mlity College Illustrations; handling iover 30 O ' annuals every year, including this one,, we are general artists and engravers. Our Large Art Departments create designs and distinctive illustrations, make accurate mechanical wash drawings and birdseye views, retouch photographs, and specialize on advertising and catalog illustrations. Our photographic department is unusually expert on outside Work and on machinery, jewelry and general merchandise. We reproduce all kinds of copy in Halftone, Zinc Etching, Ben Day and Three or Four Color Process; in fact, make every kind of original printing plate; also Electrotypes and Nickeltypes by wax or lead mold process. " At your service—Any time—Anywhere —for Anything in Art, Photography and Photoengraving. Page 146 The Spirit Annual The Home of Hart Schaffner Marx Good Clothes Society Brand Clothes of Supreme Style Unconditional Satisfaction Guaranteed W. H. JAMESON It’s better to buy of us than wish you had Interwoven Hosiery Packard Shoes Kingly Shirts Bradley Sweaters Schoble Hats Complete Full Dress 213 Main 2520 Lincoln Way Russell Barker was preparing for the street when Carolyn came down stairs: “ Oh! Doesn’t he look cute ? ’ There was a young lady named Mur¬ ray Whose head Twas her duty to curry But one day the comb stuck In, the Lord only knows what This curly headed maiden, named Murray. “John,” said a lady to her new coachman, as he w’as on his way to the polls to vote, “are you going to exer¬ cise the franchise today?” “Which of the horses is that. Mum?” inquired John. What Du Yu say, lefs go to the TWIN STAR—Oh Boy A BANK ACCOUNT Is the Seed from which a Fortune Grows Why Not Plant Your Seed in Our Bank Today? COLLEGE SAVINGS BANK Capital and Surplus $26,000 South Side Campus Ames, Iowa Page 147 The Spirit Annual C, We wish to thank the High School for its patronage this year, and trust that the quality of our work has been satisfactory. C. If we have succeeded in helping publish one of the best Annuals Ames High ever had, it will be in line with our everyday policy of doing the best work possible.’ C, We hope to merit the continued patronage of the school by producing the best in photography. HART STUDIO G. T. HART Page 148 The Spirit Annual The Coming Hot Days llllllllllllllllllll IIIIIIIIIIIIMIMIIIIIIIIItlllllllMMIIIIMIIIIIMIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIMMIIIII IMIlllMlllllllllllllllllltllllllll MMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDIIIMIIIIIIMIIIIIIII I Oxfords of Leather and Canvas and all cool ’fab¬ rics, in bothfi ' the ji I light weight as ' well as the sturdy styles for outdoor sports, are ready for you to see on ' display. Hi Shoes That Satisfy ' You’ll find exactly what you want and have been looking for in the i line of footwear in this store and in every size and width for the wholfe family. - ; ' .i i ■ V • BAUGE ALM So. Side Main St. li Gold and Silver Pencils Leather Bound Gift Books Cloth and Leather Memory Books Cameras, Fountain Pens, Pennants WE HAVE MANY APPROPRIATE QRADUAT NQ QIFTS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM AMES NEWS STAND REYNOLDS . IVERSEN, Props. The Spirit Annual Page 149 Gus Martin’s Clothing, Furnishings, Shoes and Phoenix Hosier for Ladies and Men PROPERTY OF ' AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY Down Town ColleKe—2816 West St HMtS PUBLIC library AMES. IOWA

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