Annunciation High School - Annunciator Yearbook (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Class of 1936
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6 THE ANNUNCIATOR Q
JUNE, 1936 ANNUNCIATION HIGH SCHOOL PITTSBURGH, PA.
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In order that the graduates from our high school
may take their place in a fitting manner in the world
without being of the worldg that they may be trained
for the battle of lifeg that they may be provided with
the equipment for heart and mind so necessary in
these perilous daysg that they may be strengthened
by a knowledge, reverence, and control of self to
cope with the moral and intellectual dangers before
them, that they may be prepared for the puzzling
questions ahead before they are thrown into their
midst, it is necessary to instill into the hearts of our
pupils a keen sense of duty to achieve courageously
the following ideals:
Be prayerful and place yourself under God's care
and His Blessed Mother's.
Be proud of the Faith that is in you and cling
Be true to God and to yourself.
Be sincere in all your social relations.
A Be willing to share the burdens of those who need
Co-operate with others in work that is to be done.
Have faith in yourselves and in those with whom
Have greater confidence in God, more love for
men, and a kinder attitude towards all.
Strive for mental efficiency that you may always
be guided by right principles.
Endeavor to build up physically that you may
bear your share of life's burdens.
Determine to make your life work a service to
Be courageous in assuming responsibilities in
your parish, in your home, and in your nation.
If you make these ideals dominant in your life,
they cannot help but bring "Success"
Write injuries on sand, but engrave benefits on
Hatred exists in hearts which are too weak to
We do not count a man's years until he has noth-
ing else to count.
" 'Tis thus that on the choice of friends, our good
or evil name depends."
The Curtain Falls
The final act of "High School Days"
Draws swiftly to an end,
And on this thrilling play of plays
The curtain must descend.
It was a most exciting treat '
For everyone concerned
To act the play without defeat
Until it was well learned.
All scenes were laid at A. H. S.
The time-four years of school,
And every actress met success
By making "work" her tool.
There were some heartaches great and small
With tears throughout the playg
But laughter sought to conquer all
And friendship paved the way.
The skill which every star displayed
Was pleasing to behold.
Beneath the garb of every maid
There lay a heart of gold.
But all four acts have ended now,
The last one fades away,
And every star comes forth to bow
On Graduation Day.
Dorlores Miller, '36.
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It is with deep regret that we bid you farewell.
We shall indeed miss your cheery smiles and your
kind, generous deeds.
No longer will the halls echo with your gay
laughter. No longer will your beaming countenances
be seen in the classrooms. Your wit, your dramatic
skill, your artistic temperament-everything will be
sought for in vain.
Others will join us during our remaining school
days, but they will never fill your places. We must
continue without you.
As you go into the world, may God's choicest
blessings be showered upon you, and may every
success attend you.
The Junior Class-Mary Kirby, '37.
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OAIQJ .f EDITORS ,
. The Annunciator
Published in the interest of Annunciation High
Virginia Kram .,.....,.......A.,,A,w,.,.,,,,...,..,,..,,. ........ E ditor
Jeanne Richardson Dorlores Miller
Margaret Campbell Helen Donatelli
M. Carita Brown Rita Callahan
M. Helen Madden Mary Gordon
Margaret Munsch Thelma Apel
Patricia Phelan Angela Briggs
Lois Dotterweich Veronica Brunner
This issue of "The Annunciator" is dedicated to our
Seniors who have befriended and encouraged us
through our Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years.
We appreciate the example of industry and courtesy
that they have giv-en us and are sorry that they will
not be with us next year.-The Juniors.
We are pleased to announce that our school has
charter and has been admitted to "Quill
and Scroll," the International Honorary
society for high school journalists. This
society includes over 1,000 chapters in
every state of the Union, in England,
Canada, British Honduras, Hawaii, Alas-
ka, Philippine Islands, and China.
"The purpose of 'Quill and Scroll' is to instill
in students the ideal of scholarship, to advance the
standards of journalism by developing better jour-
nalists, and to promote exact and dispassionate
thinking, cl-ear and forceful writing."
The society's work includes research and surveys
in the field of high school journalism to determine
types of publications best suited to high schools.
Other tasks engaged in are the organization of state
press associations and the criticism of manuscripts
According to rules, members chosen must meet
the following requirements: CID They must be of
at least Junior standingg C23 they must be in the
upper third of their class in general scholastic
standing at the time of their electiong CSD they must
have done superior work in some phase of journal-
istic or creative endeavorg C45 they must be recom-
mended by the adviser who governs the publica-
tionsg C55 they must be approved by the national
No active members have been elected as yet,
but honorary members include all those now serv-
ing on the staff of "The Annunciatorf'
Virginia Kram, '37.
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When we returned to A. H. S.
Our last year to complete,
We had a number of events
No other school could beat.
Some bingoes, parties, movies, shows,
A candy sale, and such-
All filled the program with success
,Twas mighty Seniors touch.
But these enjoyments we did leave.
Retreat next claimed full sway,
And afterwards our mission drive
For lands so far away.
On rushed the flood, with all its force,
Vacation with it came.
Alas! free time We had to pay
Before we could win fame.
Then back to school and our events,
The Prom, a huge success,
Was held in May, and on that night
We surely looked our best.
But now the saddest part has come,
Our high school days are through,
'Tis time to leave dear A. H, S.
So we must bid Adieu.
Marv Howley, '36.
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f SIX CHARMING EDITORS BID ADIEU
Top row, left to right-Jeanne Richard-
son, Rita Callahan, Dolores Miller.
Bottom row-Carita Brown, Margaret
Campbell, Helen Donatelli.
The lively articles of these brilliant and up-to-
the-minute editors appear for the last time in this
issue, for within a few days these Seniors will be
graduated from Annunciation High School, thereby
severing their connections with "The Annunciatorf'
Rev. P. J. Graney, pastor St. John's, Scottdale,
Pa., will deliver the baccalaureate sermon to the
graduates on June 11 at 8 o'clock.
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THE REV. CHARLES .I. DEASY, A.B.
THE VERY REV. JOHN J. GREANEY, S.T.L.
The Very Rev. J. J. Greaney, who is the head of our faculty and the pastor of Annunciation, has
won the esteem of every member of our high school by his untiring zeal in our behalf. Father has
secured for us every spiritual advantage, especially' the opportunity of receiving a Catholic education
in a truly Catholic atmosphere. In spite of financial burdens, Father has supplied us with an adequate
staff of teachers, has increased our scientific and commercial equipment, and has furnished a new library
f for us. The faculty and student body Wish to express
their gratitude and appreciation to Father Greaney.
From our earliest school days, The Rev. Father
Deasy has been our ideal of all that is noble and
dignified in one of Christ's anointed. Father has
spared no effort in helping and encouraging us in
our school activities. As commencement day ap-
proaches, every class looks to Father for valuable
4 suggestions for carrying out the graduation exer-
i cises with best effect. During two of our high
J school years Father Deasy has had charge of our
+ spiritual instructions. We shall strive ever to fol-
l low his salutary advice.
l Our faces brighten when we meet The Rev.
Father O'Connell, for he has always been a strong
support to us no matter what difficulties befell us.
We knew what interested us would also be of in-
I terest to him and that we could tell him about it in
our own natural way. Father has charge of the
' Blessed Virgin's Sodality and we are all sodalists
who benefit from the spiritual retreats that he ar-
ranges for us. Our recent one was conducted by
Dr. Jas. Carroll. As a mark of appreciation we
A i promise to remain faithful SODALISTS after
THE REV. LAWRENCE A. O'CONNELL, A.B. graduation.
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On June 9, the'Seniors will present in Norwood
Hall a striking play, entitled "lt's a Ming." The
comedy has three acts in which ten of our gradu-
ates will star. Margaret Campbell contributes a
montrous vase to the Schools "White Elephant Auc-
tion." A pair of practical jokers, Mary Gordon and
Patricia Phelan, start a rumor that the vase is a
valuable Ming. Dolores Schleich conducts a lively
auction, at which Margaret Munsch, thinking the
vase valuable, buys it. Miss Campbell learns that
her kind but cranky aunt, Miss Dolores Miller, who
had given her the vase, is coming to visit her. Miss
Miller brings an expert, Mary Helen Madden, to
decid-e whether the vase is a priceless masterpiece.
A young reporter, Helen Donatelli, does some ex-
pert maneuvering and acting until a crook is recog-
nized in one of the party. A sub-plot of two love-
sick girls, Ruth Gillen and Margaret Munsch, winds
through the main story of the vase. All the parts
in this delightful play of school days, including that
of the old Irish maid, Margaret Fersch, are very
attractive.-Mary Helen Madden, '36.
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CHARMING DANCERS! - SWEET MUSIC!
Thus was the atmosphere created on May 22 at
Norwood Hall, the scene of the Senior Promenade,
one of the most important social functions of the
The hall was beautifully decorated with large
balloons and class pennants of gold and black.
Large leafy palms offered a fitting background for
the orchestra of WiIl Kestner, which furnished the
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ley, and Mr. and Mrs. E. J.
L-ey, the chaperons, aided in making this social
event one that will always be memorable to the grad-
uates and their friends.
The following committee was in charge of the
arrangements: Mary Howley, Dorothy McSt,een,
Catherine Martin, and Cornelia Reister.
The Senior proms have established a permanently
cherished tradition in our high school.
Dorothy McSteen, '36.
The Sweet Girl Graduate
One of the most popular phrases in the English language is "the
sweet girl graduate." Although poets, orators, and authors have used
those words time and again, the public never seems to tire of them.
Tennyson, himself, wrote of "sweet girl graduates." Her pictures are
in the rotogravure sections of the newspapers and the "Sweet Girl
Graduate" herself is the subject of many editorials.
All this praise, while very sweet and gratifying, sometimes is mere
flatteryg but the happy Senior does not allow popular fancy to turn her
head. The "sweet girl graduate knows well her possibilities, limitations
"Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers." The high school Senior
is laying a good foundation of learning and culture. However, she needs
more than a mere accumulation of knowledge. She requires a resource-
ful, honorable, responsible and self-reliant personality. An ideal gradu-
ate should have serious views of life, good common sense and practical
judgment, but best of all, a good supply of humor. She must be able
to recognize true value, to sympathize with others, to cherish beauty, and
to understand and obey that little voice of conscience prompting noble
deeds which may require heroic sacrifices.
Her education does not end at graduation, which is rightly called
commencement day, for then life begins to test and train our "sweet girl
graduate," be it in a Christian home or in a peaceful, happy convent.
Jeanne Richardson 36
Congratulations and Best Wishes, Sweet Girl Graduates of A. H. S.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hergenroeder Miss Margaret Barry
Miss Lillian Sukits
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Briggs Dr. J. W. Miller Sylvia's Beauty Shoppe
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Lukitsh Mr. and Mrs. John Burke Mr. E. J. Kline-Barber
Miss Mary Packer's "Beauty Shop" Miss Phyllis Carr Dr. W. A. Remlinger
Miss Dude Vaugh Miss Alexis Mill Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wheeler
Miss Clara Schneider
The gradual development of commercial
'education in the last century is very interest-
ing. At first private schools offered courses
to students who had completed the grammar
grades. Bookkeeping was the chief subject
taught. Later typing and shorthand were
introduced. Business continued to expand
until today the necessity of commercial sub-
jects in every course is apparent. Originally
the schools aimed at training students to
become either bookkeepers or stenographers.
Then commercial education existed as a dis-
tinct unit. Today, however, the advantage
of some commercial knowledge to every stu-
dent is imperative. The prudent academic
pupil elects wisely one or two commercial
The student training for the commercial
world needs a more solid business founda-
tion than the academic student. Knowing
the techniques of business such as typewrit-
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cial education is the application of business technique, the student While in school endeavors to mas-
ter thoroughly these principles so that he may apply them later in the business world.
-Ruth Gillen, '36
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CARTOONS BRING FAME TO ARTIST
Miss Patricia Phelan wins renown in . . .
BAFFLING MYSTERY SOLVED
No detective ever equalled C. Martin . . .
SOCIALITE AT PALM BEACH
Miss Howley, fiancee of baseball star . . .
HONORARY DEGREES FOR SCIENTIFIC WORK
Jeanne Richardson, leader in medical . . .
DEBS MAKE BOW AT FOX CHAPEL
Misses C. Reister and M. C. Brown presented . . .
WOMEN BRING RELIEF TO CITY POOR
C. Bonomo and D. Forrest smilingly help . . .
LAWYER WINS HARDEST CASE OF CAREER
M. H. Madden scores another victory . . .
COLLEGE PRESIDENT GIVES LECTURE
Miss M. Gordon, the eiiicient and popular . . .
YOUNG NURSES AID FLOOD VICTIMS
M. Ferch and D. Sehleich, distinguished . . .
FAMOUS TENNIS STAR RETURNS HOME
After winning the finals, Margaret Munsch . . .
PITTSBURGH DANCE TEAM CAPTURES CUP
M. Campbell and T. Apel, dancers, were . . .
POPULAR SONG COMPOSERS MAKE FORTUNE
Music-H. Donatellig Lyrics-D. Miller . . .
EDITOR OF "THE CHIMES" HONORED
Miss A. Briggs was guest at a banquet . . .
DESIGNS NEW COIFFURE FOR WOMEN
Miss Ruth Gillen has delighted the fair . . .
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Our sincerest laughter w.th some pain is fraught,
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest
HE word habit is in danger of
degeneration. It is inclined
to go the same way as that
one-time good word notorious,
' which, from meaning note-
worthy, now invariably means
We say, with a shake of the head,
'Tm afraid it's becoming a habit," or
"He's a slave to habit," meaning al-
ways a bad habit,
Yet habits may be good, they may
be beneficial, the very foundation
stones of orderly and beneiicent living.
To train a good impulse, which may
be fleeting, into a habit that is con-
stant is surely to strengthen and en-
The efficiency of a machine depends
upon the exact co-ordination and co-
operation of all its parts. There must
be nothing jerky, occasional, spasmo-
dic about any of its wheels, cranks or
spindles. They must all have the me-
chanical habit of working in unison.
We are not machines, nor do we
desire to become machines. But if We
are to be efficient, We must form cer-
tain somewhat machine-like habits of
regularity, reliability, punctuality, in-
dustry and thoroughness. We will then
work with the smoothness and effi-
ciency of a machine, whilst we need
not sacrifice our power of initiative,
forethought, and the adventurous spirit
There are nobler habits than these,
which are only habits of the mind.
Are there no habits of the spirit? I
think so. A man may be efficient, yet
erousg orderly in his work, but disor-
derly in his emotions. We have all
known men and women Whose habits
seemed to work perfectly in ordinary
circumstances but who lost control and
"crashed" when struck by adversity
and trouble. They have neglected to
form the habit of calm self-contain-
ment, which is something higher and
more spiritual than stoicism.
Good habits, carefully and deliber-
ately formed, often serve us better than
great natural gifts, for one bad habit
has often proved capable of rendering
the greatest gifts almost useless--"the
little rift within the lute which, by
and by, makes all the music mute."
Good habits are built to stand wear
and tear. Being slow of growth, they
are less liable to fall before "the slings
and arrows of outrageous fortune."
There is a note of warning which
needs to be sounded. We say a person
has become the slave of habit. It is a
true saying both for the good and the
bad. A man may become the slave of
a good habit. I have known men so
tidy that they got nothing done.
In its larger implications, it is what
Tennyson meant when he said:
"The old order changeth, yielding place
And God fulfils Himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt
So let us see that our good habits
ever remain our servants and do not
become our masters, for the spirit of a
man is h.igher than any habit he may
not patientg economical, but not gen- form.
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GRADUATES OF 1936
Dolores Miller, president class '36
Jeanne Richardson, vice president class '36
Mary Carita Brown, treasurer class '36
Thelma Apel, president "Modern Business Club"
Angela Briggs, circulating manager "Annunciator"
Cecilia Bonomo ta y "Moder B sine Club"
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Rita Callahan, associate editor the "Annunciator"
Margaret Campbell, president "Sigma Delta Chi
Helen Donatelli, literary editor "Annunciator"
Margaret Fersch, teacher in Christian Doctrine Con-
Dorothy Forrest, assistant librarian
Mary Gordon, business manager "Annunciator"
Ruth Gillen, teacher in Christian Doctrine Confra-
Mary Howley, teacher in Christian Doctrine Confra-
Catherine Martin-Manager Senior Promenade
Mary Helen Madden, president "Le Seance Fran-
Margaret Munsch, vice president "Le Seance Fran-
Dorothy McSteen, secretary "Le Seance Francais"
Patricia Phelan, class artist
Cornelia Reister, vice president "Modern Business
Gertrude Schrott, alumnae reporter
Dolores Schleich, librarian
"Captain January" and "The Widow From Monte
Carlo" went to the "Chatterbox." Here they met
"The Farmer in the Dell" and the "Special Agent,"
"The Count of Monte Christo," who told them "Char-
lie Chan's Secret." They questioned this, only to
receive the warning, "Don't Get Personal."
Then "The Two in the Dark" walked down "The
Trail of the Lonesome Pine" and bumped into "The
Unknown Woman." She was searching for the "Per-
fect Gentleman" with "The One Way Ticket" to the
"Rogue's Tavern" where "The Singing Vagabond"
and "The .Lady in Scarlet" were hiding "Desert
Gold." This being an "Exclusive Story," "The In-
former" went to tell the "Federal Agent," who was
in the "House of a Thousand Candles" putting "Fast
Bullets" into "Hair Trigger Cassy," the "Man of the
Hour" of "Modern Times."-Angela Briggs, '36,
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"How do you keep your children in at night ?"
"I have an inclosed car."
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Our idea of an optimist is the man who begins
a cross-word puzzle with a fountain pen.
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City Chap: "I say, is that bull safe?"
Farmer: "Well, he's very much safer than you
are right new."
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A seventh grade history class, which had just fin-
ished studying colonial life, was on examination. One
oi the questions was, "Discuss city life in colonial
times." One boy wrote: "There were not many cities,
and what there were, were out in the country."
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Man in Elevator: "Fourth floor, please."
Operator: "Here you are, son."
Man in Elevator: "How dare you call me son?
1'ou're not my father."
Operator: "Well, I brought you up, didn't I?"
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Mrs. Newwed Cat dinner tableb : "I was going to
have some sponge cake as a surprise for you, dear,
but I confess it was a failure."
Mr. N.: "What was the matter?"
Mrs. N.: "I don't know for sure, but I think the
store sent me the wrong kind of spongesf'
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"How old is your little Lrother, Johnny ?" inquired
4 "Just a year old," replied Johnny.
"Huh! I've got a dog just a year old, and he can
walk twice as well as your brother can."
"Well, he ought to. He has twice as many legs."
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Johnny's Ma: "Johnny, there were three pieces of
cake in the pantry, and now there is only one. How
did that happen?"
Johnny: "Well, it was so dark in there I didn't see
the other piece."
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"My dear," remarked the young man, "did you ask
the milkman why there is never any cream on our
"Yes, darling, and he explained quite satisfac-
torily. I think that it's a great credit to himf'
"What did he say?"
"That he always fills the jug so full that there is
no room for cream."
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Teacher: "How is it you were not at school yester-
Johnny: "Please, sir, when I was coming to school
I saw a steam roller."
Teacher: "Well, what about it?"
Johnny: "A man tapped me on the shoulder and
said, 'Mind that steam roller, boy.' And I stood mind-
ing it all afternoon."
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Regina holds the record as the smallest in the class,
While Mary Schiegg, without a doubt, is quite the
Wherever pranks are being planned, Miss Houpt
of course is seen,
For helping in the mischief, Mary Osborn's very
Then too we're pleased with quiet girls, such as our
Lillian Glenn, I
And also our sweet Mary June, so here her name we
Now Blanche McBride has but one fault and that is
If 'twere Miss Carney we would say, "Last night she
had a date?
Virginia Kram, as editor, knows how the paper's run,
And Lois finds that hunting ads is really lots of fun.
Now Rita Joos, our president, has many pleasing
Miss Wagner, too, in this respect, is worthy of our
Where'er there is a tennis court, you'll always find
While volleyball is just the sport for our beloved
Miss Rooney-one may see e'er hugging a geometry,
But Mary Kirby says, "I've had enough--no more
Now reading is a hobby that's Veronica's delight,
Miss Ott displays domestic ways by knitting every
Romain, the genius of the class, must come by train
A hop, a skip, a jump, and here's Miss Pettay, al-
Expressive eyes and jet black hair-Miss Dax of
course we mean,
With pearly teeth, a lovely smile-Miss Stoeckle here
Marcella is the sweetest, in this group of twenty-
So now you've met the Junior class, the Seniors
soon to be.
Lois Dotterweich, '37.
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C. Brosnan-Our Cassy giggles day and night,
B. Voltz-And Betty dances with delight.
Mary H.-Some lessons wise can Herky teach
Mary McG.-While this wee lass is such a peach.
M. L. Dany-Lou in Math. wins admiration,
M. Balker-Mil reels off some fine translation.
C. Smith-Our Goog a microphone can face,
R. Lang-And first in class is this one's place.
Anna M. G.-This quiet lass can fun beging
T. Sabas-And make e'en Tillie start to grin.
Mary P.-In science Mary quizzes "Why?"
F. Mang-On answ'ring, Flo ne'er blinks an eye.
M. O'Brien-Our Margie's weird, uncanny tales
D. Curley-Will make Dot's cheeks begin to pale.
B. Mack-Handy is Bee with pins or thread,
Rita P.-While rips and tears cause Reets no dread.
Ruth C.-A magic pen our Lulu wields,
Audrey E.-But Audrey works in other fields.
K. Cleary-Our Tinkleis Irish as can beg A
G. Slatt-Mig Chatterbox-we hear and see.
Bella B.-This maiden sings a merry songg
J. Martin-For Jane to diet is all wrong.
Mary D. S.-Let M. Dee drive away your bluesy
Grace MCC.-And please tell Gracie all the news.
M. Malone-A girl like this is very rare,
Virg. MCC.-Her smile can banish every care.
Mary J. T.-Miss Jane is quiet and demureg
Sophs '36-Now you know our class, we're sure.
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"Glowing Embers," a comedy-drama of three acts,
will be presented on Class Day by the following
Seniors: Jeanne Richardson, Mary Carita Brown,
Cornelia Reister, Thelma Apel, Mary Howley, Rita
Callahan, Angela Briggs, Dorothy McSteen, Dorothy
Forrest, Catherine Martin, Cecilia Bonomo, and Ger-
trude Schrott. This play is a deep stirring drama
that will be remembered for years by those who see
it. Although the players are amateurs, they are pre-
pared to meet your exacting requirements for the
dialogue is such that the pupils love to play and the
audience loves to see. The sprightly comedy and
uproarious farces are so gratifying to all the listen-
ers that they justify this production in being called
a comedy-drama.-Rita Callahan, '36.
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He was an up-to-the-minute motorist, but had lost
his way. Suddenly his eyes brightened as he shouted
to his wife: "I think we're getting near a town. We're
hitting more people."
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Wiggs: "Sorry to keep you waiting, old man: but
I've just been setting a trap for my wife."
Wagg: "Heavens! What do you suspect?"
Wigg: "A mouse in the pantry."
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"How old is your son ?i' asked the visitor.
"Well," replied the dad, "he's reached that age
when he thinks the most important thing to pass isn't
his examination, but the car ahead."
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Kind Friend: "I did what I could, Tony: I told her
you had more money than sense."
The Victim: "And what did she say?"
Kind Friend: "She asked if you had any money."
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The teacher was giving a lesson on "snow."
"As you walk out on a cold winter day and look
around, what do we see on every hand?" she inquired.
"Gloves," answered the :edhaired boy in the rear
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"Sugar-what for ?"
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Patient: "Will the anaesthetic make me sick?"
Doctor: "No, I think not."
Patient: "How long will it be before I know any-
Doctor: "Aren't you expecting too much of an
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Old Lady: "Oh, conductor, please stop the train.
I dropped my wig out the window."
Conductor: "Never mind, madam, there is a switch
just this side of the next station."
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The Fisher: "Is this a public lake?"
The Inhabitant: "Yes, sir."
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A man who was wanted by the police had been
photographed in six positions and the pictures sent
out to the state police.
In a few days headquarters received this from a
small-town chief: 'I duly received the pictures of six
miscreants wanted. Five of them have been captured
and we are on the trail of the sixth."
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Regina is a blonde: of her we all are fond.
A pet has Phyllis Clark, just listen to him bark.
Our Joan Wurdack shows that Freshman work she
Without that Grundler grin, no friends would Mary
A cheerful sort of girl, our Anne's a Freshman pearl.
When Latin comes around, Miss Gruber makes a
Miss Keenan's jolly nice, because she's full of spice.
Our Betty Dummar thinks that play with work e'er
Cecilia's pretty and sweet from head down to her
Our jolly Rosie Mack, a smile she ne'er does lack.
lf Helen lost her puff, she'd be in quite a huff.
Our sweet Virg'in,ia Joyce has a pleasing, winning
Tho' Madeline is small, her brightness beats them
A movie star to be points Ruthie Kleeb. Let's see.
Eulalia gets a star for patrons near and far.
Our tiny Dorothy Krah can sing and play and draw.
'Tis Anna L., wee lass, who often leads her class.
Inez is very true, I ne'er have seen her blue.
Our gentle L'ella Cox has fair and curly locks.
It is a mystery how Jane gets history.
Our little Betty B. has personality.
witty Eileen Flynn, who's always sure to Win.
Our Catherine has light hair, with which none can
'Tis Rose of Winsome charm, a lass who ne'er does
Angela Briggs .................................,.......... Not giggling
Mary Helen Madden ........ .........,.......... I n love
Jeanne Richardson ........ ....... N ot making A's
Patricia Phelan ......, .,,......... L ooking bold
Mary Gordon ,........... ......... S Corning paint
Catherine Martin ........ ....... B eing on time
Thelma Apel ............. ........,....... I n a hurry
Margaret Munsch ..,.... ....... P laying the piano
M. Carita Brown ....,. ...... B eing a tall blond
Dolores Schleich ..... ................ B eing silly
Helen Donatelli .......
Dolores Miller ..,......
Dorothy McSteen .......
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Ruth Gillen ,,,,,,,,.,,,.,... ....,... W ithout freckles
Margaret Campbell v....... ............... N Ot missing school
Margaret Fersch ........ ..................,........ W ise-Cracking
Mary Howley ............ ........ W ithout salt and pepper
Gertrude Schrott ,....... ...................-----.... N Ot skating
Rita Callahan ........... ...... N ot offering a Suggf-3Sti0n
Dorothy Forrest ...... ........ B eing an opera singer
Cecilia Bonomo ........ ............... B eing "high hat"
Cornelia Reister, '36
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'Tis true that in our science class
No freedom can I see,
For morning, night and in between
I'm doing chemistry.
That day I chose a science course
Was full of woe for me,
I never rest my weary bones,
'Tis always chemistry.
For day by day in busy Lab.
I test each property
Of metals, acids, bases, salts
While learning chemistry.
But if I know the formulas
And study zealously,
Then Write all my experiments,
I'll pass in chemistry.
Margaret Munsch, '36.
Dot Reichel is a gal, who proves a Worthy pal, '
Fair Grace is very shy, her blushes catch your eye.
Our blondie, Mary Kress, we could not love her less.
Next charming Dorithy Coll, whose red hair beats
Our Betty M's so sweet, her friendship's hard to
For silence Stella Brown, she'd surely win the
Our Peg has dimples two, I think they're sweet,
Two curls on either side, are Mary Frances' pride.
Our dark haired Josephine at school is seldom seen.
Our playful Dor'thy V., I'm sure can climb a tree.
Her name is Sophie B., she's over five foot three.
When Germy goes to school, she never breaks a rule.
Our Betty Sherlockis gay, what else is there to say.
Marge Kennedyys blue eyes, can twinkle and look
Miss Ann, since you are new, we girls all welcome
Attendance, Margie Yost, for it don't try to boast.
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"Rose Marie," "The Beautiful Lady in Blue," was,
"Lost" at "A Little Rendezvous in Honolulu." She
thought "Somebody Ought To Be Told," but calmly
said, "I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze," so "I'm
Gonna Clap My Hands" on these "Misty Islands of
the Highlands" while the "Red Sails in the Sunset"'
are "Building Up to An Awful Let-Down."
"At Five O'clock Tea" she met Mr. Otis, who said
"Let's Face the Music and Dance," while you are
"Breaking in a New Pair of Shoes." "I Don't Know
Your Name," said she. He replied, "Goody-Goody,
"I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'." Then he began
to "Sing an Old-Fashioned Song to His Young So-
Mary Howley, '36
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Mother's Day-Is it only one day in May? Oh!
no, every day is mother's day. We love, obey, help,
and pray for our earthly mother daily. God has
given us also a Heavenly Mother, His Mother, that
we might imitate her spirit, her virtues, her life,
which were ever in accordance with G0d's Holy Will.
She will be our help in need, our comfort in sorrow,
our strength in temptation, and a friend to plead
our cause with her Divine Child. Every faithful
cherishes, loves, and honors his mother, and
is happy to have others revere and befriend her.
How pleased then is our Lord to have us love His
Mother, how He delights to see us imitatlng herg
taking all our joys, sorrows, failures, and successes
to her! What a pleasure for Christ to hear us sing
her praises! We beg our Heavenly Mother to bless
our own dear mother on earth, to be a cause of joy
to her and to us "now and at the hour of our death."
Mary Gordon, '36
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Before we say our farewell to Annunciation High,
we shall join the whole student body and enter Our
Lord's banquet hall, for we have a standlng invita-
tion to the Great Supper, His Banquet, where H-e
furnishes the food, which is food indeed. This Ban-
quet is the outcome of a great love-His last invita-
tion, "Come, for all things are ready." We hope to
have the Alumnae present at the ten o'clock Mass on
June 14, to participate in His Banquet.
St. Luke relates that many invited guests found
excuses for not attending the Great Supper. Let
other plans and projects not hinder us from accept-
ing Christ's invitation and satisfying His desires-
"My delights are to be with the children of men."
- Gertrude Schrott, '36
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.The Heroism of Kate Shelley
RANSCONTINENTAL passengers speeding
east or west in luxurious limiteds now cross
the Des Moines river, if they travel over the
Nl Chicago and Northwestern Railway, on a fine
:-' r . new span of stone and steel, one of the long-
' W est and highest of its kind in the west. It is
situated between the towns of Boone and Ogden and
at almost the exact geographic center of the state of
Iowa. It has been named the Kate Shelley bridge,
and while perhaps few of the transcontinental tourists
know or care, it is a monument to an outstanding act
of heroism of an Irish section foreman's daughter.
-While the newspapers were filled with stories of
the brave deed of Kate Shelley forty-six years ago, it
has been made a part of the archives of the Iowa State
Historical Society, and the grateful railroad company
has perpetuated her name with its bands of steel and
piers of stone, few of the younger generation stop to-
day to think of what the name means.
The Shelley family lived in 1881 in a cottage be-
side the tracks in the valley of Honey Creek, about
half a mile from the Des Moines River. It consisted
of the widow and several little children of Michael J.
Shelley, an immigrant from Tipperary, who had died
three years before.
The family, poor and fatherless, continued to live
on in the home provided for its section foreman by the
railroad company, doing its best to keep the wolf from
the door. Of the little flock of children, Kate, then
fifteen, was the oldest.
Late in the afternoon of July 6, 1881, a violent
storm swept through the Des Moines Valley. It had
been raining for days, but this downpour was heavier
than the rest and accompanied by terrific thunder and
Honey Creek became a raging torrent. The rising
waters threatened the Shelley stable half way down
the slope, where the cattle had taken refuge. Kate,
who had been watching the storm from a window,
dashed out, let out the horse and cows to shift for
themselves and rescued the little pigs.
There was no sleep for the Shelleys that night.
The creek was filled with uprooted trees and fence
posts and kept on rising. It must have been 11 o'clock
when Kate 'and her mother heard the rumble of a train
crossing the Des Moines river bridge.
It was a pusher engine, with a crew of four men,
which helped heavy trains up the grade on either side
of the river. The pusher had been ordered to run
between Boone and Ogden and look out for trouble
where embankments had been undermined and bridge
The locomotive came backing down the track to
the eastward, brakeman and section foreman standing
on the running board of the tender peering into the
gloom, the engineer and fireman on their boxes. Kate
heard the bell toll as the engine slowly went on its
way, then suddenly a horrible crash and a fierce hiss-
ing of steam as the engine plunged through the broken
Honey Creek bridge with its crew into twenty-five
feet of rapid, swirling water.
The midnight express from the west was due in
less than an hour. Against the entreaties of her
mother, Kate, attired in an old skirt and jacket and
ltraw hat, improvised a. lantern by hanging a little
miner's lamp in the frame of an old railroad lantern
and started out into the night. Unable because of the
fiood to go directly to the tracks and thence to the
fallen bridge, she climbed the blui back of the house,
made a semi-circular detour, struck the wagon road
through a cut in the bluffs, followed it to the tracks
and then ran to the broken bridge.
There she saw by the lightning fiashes two men
of the engine crew clinging to treetops. The other
two had gone down to death with the engine. So she
turned westward and hastened toward Moingona, a
mile and a quarter away, to fiag the express. But the
long wooden bridge across the Des Moines, trembling
with the rush of waters, lay between her and the
Kate ran, stumbled and crawled along the track in
the rain and darkness, wondering if she should be
caught on the bridge by the express, or if the engi-
neer should fail to see her tiny light and rush on to
destruction. The gust of wind threatened to put out
the lantern every minute.
When she reached the bridge the water was swirl-
ing among the ties, almost up to the rails. She
dropped to her knees and crawled slowly and laborious-
ly over the ties, spaced far apart and studded with
spikes to discourage pedestrians from using it as a
Now and then her dress caught on a spike or
gouged her fiesh. Halfway across a huge tree was
dashed by the current against the structure, its roots
sweeping a spot where she had passed a moment be-
fore. Every minute seemed an hour, but at last she
felt the solid ground beneath her. She stopped a
moment to recover her breath, then set out on a run
to the station, a quarter of a mile away.
How she got there she was never able to tell clearly
afterward. "The girl's crazy!" she remembered hear-
ing someone say. Then someone recognized her as
Mike Shelley's daughter. The whistle of the express
from the west was heard as it slowed' up to enter the
yards outside the town. The train, not scheduled to
stop there, was Hagged, and the conductor and engi-
neer heard her story. A crew with ropes and rigging
went to the rescue of the two trainmen in the tree.
guided by Kate Shelley.
The excitement kept up for several days. Kate
was overwhelmed with gifts from the grateful passen-
gers on the express. Reporters came from Chicago,
Des Moines, Omaha and elsewhere, and the story of
her deed was flashed far and wide. Then several days
later her strength gave way, the strain had been too
great, and for three months was confined to her bed.
Poems were written about her and she was show-
ered with letters in praise of her heroism. The school
children of Dubuque gave her a gold medal. The Chi-
cago Tribune raised a fund for the Shelley family.
The Iowa legislature of 1882 passed an appropriation
to give her a gold medal suitably inscribed and S200
in cash. A drinking fountain dedicated to her war'
erected in a Dubuque park. The employees of the
Chicago and Northwestern presented a fine gold watch
and chain to her and the company gave her 2 .pass
for life over the road. The trains always stopped to
let her off at the humble cottage in which she lived
until her death. The company provided for her funeglf
Convent of the Blessed Sacrament
Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania
Feast of the Ascension
My dear graduate:
So you want to have a career! Well, I certainly
hear that. I suppose, you are going
through volumes of catalogues and
papers to get information on all kinds
of work open to one who intends to
devote her life to a cause. You won't
lose sight, I know, of the fact that the
best sort of career is that in which
one's neighbor is most benefited.
' You must not allow the rosy glow of
romance to shine too persuadingly over
your ideals. Everything looks perfectly
grand in that light. That is why it's so hard to dis-
regard it. Don't mistake me, dear graduate, for a
practical old bore. I want you to be enthusiastic
about your future work. I haven't much use for
anyone who can't be alive and very interested in an
important thing like this. Just don't forget the Lord
-that is what I am trying to say.
You see, God never, never thrusts Himself for-
ward. If you want Him, you must ask Him to come
to you and help you. Let me be explicit. I wonder
if you've ever had a lump in your throat when you
of some masterpiece,
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heard an excellent rendition
or at the strains of the "Tantum Ergo"? Do you
know why? I'll tell you. God is in everything that
is exquisite and beautiful and grand. You look up
to the great vast expanse of blue sky and then realize
the truth of the words, "What is man that Thou art
mindful of Him?" God lets you see how wonderful
He is. Saint Augustine meant that when he said,
"Our hearts are restless till they rest in Thee" for
then we know that only God can fill the awful void
Will you let Him do it? Are you going to let His
love fill your heart? I always think of the passage
of the Bible that states that when God had fashioned
man, He "breathed" into the form He had made.
Our souls are God's breath. So are the souls of His
neglected onesg and He wants to come to them. Is
God asking you to make your career the bringing of
souls to Him that He might fill them with Himself?
Won't you think it over?
There are thirteen millions of colored people who
are waiting to be taught to love God. Several hun-
dred thousand children of the Red man are without
Him, too. The Lord of heaven and earth is looking
down on you. When you turn your gaze upward and
see His face,-God's face-what will your answer
God love you and bless you.
A. H. S. Alumna.
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We Sophomores think that Biology is the only
subject. This is our first year for science. Regular
trips to the laboratory are made, during which visits
we dissect everything from fishes to grasshoppers.
The work is delightful, but it's a mystery how we
endure the handling of dead specimens and the odor
of formaldehyde. We frequently take our uniforms
along with the fishy odors, to the cleaners.
Catherine Smith, '38
The Childhood of Jesus
"Out of Egypt have I called My Son" QOsee xi-ID
The Royal Psalmist sings: "Thou art beautiful above
the sons of men!" From these two quotations and
from Jewish customs we have to surmise the beauty
and the peace that surrounded the Child Jesus after
His return from Egypt until the incident of His being
lost and found in the temple. At Nazareth under
the care of His young mother and Saint Joseph, His
limbs grew strong and His young lips learned to
speak. Like other mothers, Mary taught Jesus His
first lessons until He had reached the age of seven,
at which time the Jewish child was handed over to
the father for training and educating. The -child-
hood of Christ must have been marked by health and
vigor. During those years, no doubt, Jesus thanked
His mother for her loving care of Him while a help-
less babe. The neighbors and His relatives, when
they beheld the beauty of His face and His gentle
ways, could not help loving Him. While His parents
silently adored Him, they treated Him as their son.
The artist may picture the child Jesus amid the in-
struments of the passiong but I do not think His
childhood days were ever saddened by thoughts of
the sufferings awaiting Him.
Dorothy Forrest, '36
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"Where age nor tears nor pain nor cruel care
Can harm her now, or enter Memory's Hall
She that we loved so beautiful and fair
Shall come to us still radiant when we call.
From all Life's dangers now, secure is she
Lovely she was and lovely she shall be."
The announcement of Dorothy Carr's death came
as a shock to her school day companions and to all
of us who loved her so tenderly. Were it not for
our strong faith, we might be tempted to say that
it was sad that one so young with a promising,
bright future should be called from our midst. God,
who does all things well, has taken her to Him-
self and we trust, has placed her among His chosen
friends to enjoy the unending delights of Paradise.
Catherine Martin, '36.
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Mother-M -Lo e
O Mother-My-Love, if you'll give me your hand,
And go where I ask you to wander,
I will lead you away to a beautiful land-
The Dreamland that's waiting out yonder.
We'll walk in a sweet-posie garden out there
Where moonlight and starlight are streaming,
And the flowers and birds are filling the air
With fragrance and music of dreaming.
There'll be no little tired-out boy to undress,
No questions or cares to perplex you
There'll be no little bruises or bumps to caress.
Nor patching of stockings to Vex you.
For I'll rock you away on a silver-dew stream.
And sing you asleep when you're weary,
And no one shall know of our beautiful dream,
But you and your own little dearie.
And when I am tired I'll nestle my head
In the bosom that's soothed me so often,
And the wide-awake stars shall sing in my stead
A song which our dreaming shall soften.
So Mother-My-Love, let me take your dear hand,
And away through the starlight we'll wander,
Away through the mist to a beautiful land-
The Dreamland that's waiting out yonder!
THE BOYHOOD OF JESUS
The title of this picture is "The Boy Christ." He
is about twelve, the age when every Jewish boy was
obliged to fast and take part in religious ceremonies.
Accordingly He, with His foster-father and His
mother, goes to Jerusa'em. The divine Boy is thrilled
with recollections of H.s Jewish race as He visits the
synagogues. His Father's interests are now fore-
most in His mind. H-e remains in Jerusalem after
the feast and hunts out the doctors and teachers to
expound for them the prophecies and the doctrines.
Among this learned group, Mary and Joseph find
Jesus, the center of admiration, answering questions
and astonishing the puzzled doctors. Mary draws
near and mildly reproaches Him, "Son, why hast
Thou done so to us? Behold, Thy father and I have
sought Thee, sorrowingf' From the gentle lips of
Jesus fall the first words that the Bible has recorded
that He spoke-"How is it that you sought Me? Did
you not know that I must be about My Father's busi-
ness?" These sentences express the Divine Sonship
of Jesus and the object of His mission on earth.
Having respectfully explained His conduct. "He
went down from Jerusalem and was subject to them."
He, the Creator of the universe, the Christ whose
wisdom had astonished the doctors helps St. Joseph
at the work bench. His years at Nazareth ran on in
quiet, uneventful ways during which time our Lord
communes with His Father and prepares Himself
for His public life.
The boyhood of Jesus is expressed in a few
words: "And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and
grace with God and men." I, too, must advance in
wisdom and age and grace as I grow to womanhood.
I must try to perfect myself spiritually and intellec-
tually that. I may become fit for my life's work-
whatever it may be.
Patricia Phelan, '33
ST. JOAN OF ARC
The members of the Catholic Crusade club chose
St. Joan of Arc as their patron saint. It was she
who strove to free France from the tyranny of the
English and who attempted to preserve the Catholic
faith in that country. This young girl of seventeen
was appointed by messengers from God to do this
work. Because she fought boldly and courageously,
she was captured and charged with sorcery. After
an unjust trial, she was burned at the stake for her
church and country.
This great saint, the "Savior of France," is hon-
ored and respected the world over.
Mary Hergenroeder, '38
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We, the Senior Class of '36, are looking
forward to June with eager anticipation.
Do you wonder why? If brings for us our
GRADUATION DAY-a day full of inspir-
ing thoughts, the climax of events in every
student's life. We shall have reached the
parting of the ways with LIFE'S DUTY
summoning us. We must bear our part in
life's great work. These are for us days
of serious reflection-days when we, who
wish to succeed, must find out our short-
comings in order to correct them, and real-
ize our advantageous points so that they,
too, may be developed. Our characters must
be strengthened and rounded out if we are
to attain the highest ideals of womanhood.
If we neglect to enter into ourselves, life
will become aimless and ambition for things
worthwhile will die. Our success in life de-
pends upon the wise selection of our voca-
tion and this can only be made by knowing
ourselves and our apptitudes and then seek-
ing wise counsel. Now is the time to be-
-Mary Carita Brown, '36,
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To the Clergy-We leave the desire that all future
Senior classes will be as virtuous and well-behaved
as that of '36.
To Sister Florence-We leave our sincere thanks
for help and guidance during the four years of our
high school life.
To Sister DeChanta1-We leave our gratitude and
To Sister Geraldine-We leave the job of finding
the platinum wiresf' and also new "Chemists"
To Sister Baptista-We leave our love and the
task of reorganizing "Le Seance Francais."
To Sister Lucille-We leave a pleasant memory.
To the Juniors-We bequeath the esteemed title
of Mighty Seniors."
To the Sophomores-We bestow the job of being
To the Freshmen-We slip a few good methods
foi dodging work.
To the whole Student Body-We leave a record
hard to beat. Each member makes the following
Apel to R. Haffner her cunning dimple.
Howley to M. Osborn her ready wit..
Campbell to M. Stoechle her curly locks.
Fersch to M. Marshall her ability to handle a
. Bonomo to M. J. Tyler her height.
. Gillen to V. Kram her cheerful ways.
. Miller to G. Lane her poetic talent.
. Forrest to R. Joos her quiet ways.
. Richardson to L. Dotterw-eich her engraving
. Donatelli to R. Guehl her hobby of asking
M. H. Madden to M. Rooney her task of running
D. McSteen to J. Dany her hundred dance steps.
M. Munsch to B. McBride and M. Petty her ready
. Callahan to M. Shiegg her plump figure.
. Schrott to D. Ott her reguiar skating dates.
. Gordon to V. Brunner the job of getting ads.
. Briggs to M. Carney her taking ways.
. Brown to M. Kirby her love for work.
. Schleich to M. Dax her good sense.
. Reister to E. Houpt her dignity.
. Martin to M. Wagner her zeal in hunting or-
We affix our signature this first day of June, nine-
teen hundred thirty-six.
Margaret Fersch, '36
Cecilie Bonomo, '36 Senior Class A. H. S.
Drawn up by Helen Donatelli, '36
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MAKE A WISE CHOICE
Q, Q OMMENCEMENT Day! What a
thrill, what expectations those
words bring to the heart of the
graduate! A day filled with
varying experiences: greetings,
heart throbs, joys, regrets, am-
bitions, desires, farewells. A day never
to be forgotten.
Friends, teachers, companions are
parted, never to be associated in the old,
happy way. The heart wells
with sadness when the fare-
wells are said.
But these feelings soon
pass. Life and its adven-
tures stretch before. There
is the excitement facing the
future, the joy of Winning
success, the expectation of
building a glorious life.
Ahead is the school of life.
Success in this school is not
made wholly by book knowl-
edge, though it certainly
contributes, but is largely
determined by the strength and develop-
ment of character.
The graduate by this time should
have learned to be persistent and stead-
fast, and to think clearly. If a prob-
lem or a question cannot be answered at
once, the student has learned to go pa-
tiently over the various points, to apply
the light of clear thinking, and so to
reach his conclusion from an unobscured
mind. He has achieved other things,
also 3 among them perhaps a strong,
healthy body, and proficiency in some
art or trade. But more than these are
The character, to assure one's suc-
cess, must be broadly developedf' The
graduate should express kindness and
consideration. He must build on a con-
structive foundation. He needs to be
able to distinguish the desirable from
the undesirable in life. '
To build this foundation he must se-
lect his words carefully. Negative words
will never build a constructive founda-
tion. Just what are negative 'vvords?
They are words of sadness, of failure, of
sickness. They are the op-
posite of joy, success, health,
strength, enthusiasm. The
graduate will know, when he
stops to think, that words do
produce after their kind. If
one continually talks about
failure and unhappiness,
failure and unhappiness in-
variably result. The person
who makes life worth while
sees success in the face of
apparent failure, and dis-
cerns a life of great hap-
piness, joy and well-being.
On graduation day it is Well that we
should stop and think a while on the
possibilities of life. We must decide
what kind of life We desire to lead,
whether it is to be the Wide road of
pleasure, or the narrower path of great
purpose. The giant tree, as we all know,
has resisted rains, Winds, and storms,
it has held to its purpose to be a good
tree. In our purpose to be good citi-
zens, we resist all negation, holding
firmly and steadfastly to the higher
principles of life. We choose to ex-
press only the good, only the true.
Commencement Day is the end of one
span of our life's activities and the en-
tering into a greater one.
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