Arcata High School - Advance Yearbook (Arcata, CA)
- Class of 1922
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Text from Pages 1 - 70 of the 1922 volume:
AHVHSVI 'IOOHOS HSIH VLVOEIV
T0 IRVEN W. DAVIES
and students of the Commercial Department in
sincere appreciation of their untiring services in
printing this book, We dedicate this edition of the
THE A YA NGE
Stanley Pine '20 Joseph Paroletti '23
Kenneth Menzies '23 Philip Brandt '21
James Baldwin '12
"Sweet as love,
Or the remembrance of a generous
The S. O. S.
The Romance of a Ghost
The Coming of the Desert
What Can We Do?
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ALBERT O. COOPERRIDER, B.A. - - - - University of Colorado.
GEORGE RIEBEN, B.S. ----- Oregon Agricultural College.
Agriculture, Manual Training, Mechanical Drawing.
GRACE K. GALLAGHER, B.L. ---- University of California.
NINA J. GRAHAM, B.A. -------- Stanford University.
ROSABELLE AMES HILL, A.B. ---- University of California.
Physics, Biology, General Science. .
ALLEN M. HAM, B.A. -------- College of the Pacific.
History, Physical Training.
IRVEN W. DAVIES, Special Certificate, - University of California.
MARY H. ACHESON, A. M. PP4- Stanford University.
English, French, Public Speaking.
MAJ ORIE M. DUNTON, B. A. A f -H University of British Columbia.
Latin, Music, Physical Education
ANNA CATHERINE TAYLOR, B.A.,M.A. Park College, Missouri.
Chemistry, General Science, Algebra, Geometry.
KATHERINE J. STIRRING, Ph. B. -P PA University of California.
English, Spanish, Drawing.
WALTER N. WOOD, Orchestra and Band Instruments, Violin and
Theory. Preparation in Boston and New York.
DOYLE C. BARNETT, A.B. PP -P --Y University of New Mexico.
Part Time Instruction. '
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President ------ Bernice Stokes.
Vice President-Thelma Cole.
Sec. Treasurer-Alson Brizard.
But eight short weeks, my school, my friend,
Within thy wall, and then the end.
Yet two more months and they'll be gone,
Those four short years of work and song.
We hate to leave your joyous halls, U
We've learned to love your red brick walls.
But we must leave your sacred soil,
And launch on the sea of work and toil.
How oft While on life's turbid sea
We'll all look back and dream of theeg
And when We've reached our journey's end
W'ell wonder if you're still our friend.
Now noble guide we're leaving thee
To the Junior class of twenty three.
We trust they'll love and cherish all,
E'en study rooms and red brick wall.
Motto - Something different
Flower - - Purple Sweet Pea
Colors - Purple ani Gold .
Fav. EXp.-- "Oh, is that so?"
Fav. Exp,--"Come here, I've got
something to tell you."
Fav. Exp.--"Meeting Will please
come to order. "
Fav. Expra 'Well now, letls see!
Fav. Exp:e"Hey, wait for me?
Fav. Exp.--"WhenI was in Mexico.
Alias- ' 'Totsy"
Favorite Exp.--"Listen, Kids."
Catherine Armstrong .
Alias-- ' 'Caty' '
Favorite Exp.--"Open the window."
Alias-- ' 'Fire"
Favorite Exp.--"What's the lesson
Fav. Exp.--"Tell me too. "
Alias-- ' 'Gracie"
Fav. Exp. "Don't tell anybody?
Favorite Exp.--"Oh chowder. "
Alias---' 'Pat' '
Favorite Exp.---"I don't know."
Favorite Exp. ---E
"Now, Mrs. Achesonf'
Aliase- ' 'Hempy' '
Favorite EXp.d"I'm nobody's dar-
Pete r Brundin
AIlHS'v' F ' 'Petei'
Favori ue E xp. -ee "Hey, "
Alias-e ' 'Bettyi'
Favorite Exp.- ' 'What did you get?"
Miss Gallagher--Class Teacher
Favorite Exp. "Now For Tomorrowi'
Feeling rather lonesome, one day in gay Paree
I wandered down a boulevard to see what I could see.
I had not wandered far, when what should greet my ears
Bug a band of noisy instruments, and a hundred thousand cheers.
I was a little curious to find out what it was about,
And so I gathered speed, and continued on my route.
I wen: a ways then stopped--there was a parade a coming,
And all along beside it, the joyous crowd was running.
I listened to the music, and heard the tramp of feet,
And as the band came closer I discovered that their leader, straight,
The people cheered and shouted, as he proudly passed
A second Sousa he'd become, a hero in every eye.
Then came the circus coaches, drawn by horses grand,
With animals of all descriptions, some from every land.
As I watched the cages pass filled with monsters grim,
I noticed in a lion's cage, a maiden, dark and slim--
She sat upon a lion's back, and stroaked his tangled mane,
I looked closer--it was Laura, and taming lions was her game.
I rushed to the circus tent as fast as I could go,
I wanted to be the first one there, and sit in the formost row.
But the tent was very crowded, they woulden't let me in,
I told the ticket agent what I thought, and said it with a Vim.
And while I raved and sputtered, I bumped into a clown--
He laughed at me, then calmly asked: "Well, when did you hit
the town?" ,
And as I stood and glared, the crowd came 'round to see the fun,
But with another look I knew that it was Roy Sorenson.
We talked about the school days, and all our classmates too,
And wondered where they were, and wished too that we knew, --
When Roy stopped to think. "Why not try the crystal gazer?"
So off we went, he introduced me to Madam Consume de Razor.
I asked her about my classmates, where they were, or what they did
And then she slowly turned her crystal, and this is what she said--
"I see a pretty maden in Orental garb,
She sits on silken cushins, and is Madam Stephnapoulis Lard.
Her husband is a Turkish count, of undisputed. fame,
And to her former classmates, Geraldine is her name.
And now the scene is changing, another girl I see,
She's dressed in a red bathing suit, for a dip into the sea,
You used to call her Lois, but she's Mrs. Hemphill now,
She's won the swimming title for all the world around.
'Annette Kellerman isn't in it, when Lois is on deck,'
So says her husband Wallace, who is now an architect.
The scene is changing once again, my crystal looks on fire,
I see a red-headed girl, yes, 'tis our Sophia.
A home she's founded for babies far and near,
But only little red-heads can be admitted here.
Bernice has become a milliner, on Broadway has her shop,
Her wonderful creations have started Paris into talk.
Betty now is famous, an opera star is she,
She takes her audiences by storm, in 'Sausages ond Cheese!
Thelma is a football coach on the biggest eastern teamg
While Harland is a soda clerk, and his sodas win him fame.
Catherine Plant is now a radio operator,
And in her Honolulu home, to private messages she caters.
Grace Davidson is the speaker in the legislature now,
While Margaret is a farmer's wife, and helps him milk the cows.
Francis is a junk man on Broadway, in New York,
And sells the people everything, from rouge, to ice-cream forks.
He took for him a wife, several years ago,
And calls her, 'His Loleta', and all like that you know.
Grace Aggler is a suffragette, in foreign lands she roams,
Telling a l the native women, that a man breaks up the home.
But no iny friends, the crystal bri hnensg sweet music do I hear
It is no one but Alson, who is now an organ grinder.
He travels on from town to town, with his monkey on a chain,
And right at present you can find him, down in sunny Spain."
I left there lighter-hearted, since I heard of class-mates dear,
For I had not seen or heard of one for nine or ten long years.
I'll settle down contented now, ne'er again to roam,
In a little cottage by the sea, which I shall call my home.
Catherine Armstrong '22.
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1918-19 Aug. 12
1919-20 Aug. 11
I arose about5o'clock this morning, having passed a
sleepless night. Started to school early, where I
entered as a Freshmen with 45 others.
Came down the stairs this noon six steps at a time
and found Mr. Cooperrider waiting at the bottom
for me. My first calling-down.
Duly initiated by the Sophomores. Managed to
get through without any serious mishaps.
Amid great' excitement we moved over to the new
High School and suffered the many indignities the
upper classmen imposed upon us.
The Freshmen picnic was a grand success and was
the last time we gathered together as Freshmen.
Entered school as a Sophomore and found that our
class had dwindled to about 25.
Initiated the Freshmen, but had rather bad luck
because the lights went out. The dancing afterward
was fine as light was furnished by four candles and
The Hallow'en Dance by our class was a howling
success. Somebody kissed Miss Boudinot.
Our class gave a benefit dance and realized a neat
School let out to-day. Tomorrow we have our picnic.
Grand picnic at Moonstone. A good dose of sunburn
has imprinted this remembrance on my brain. No dou-
bt some of the teachers would like to know that fact.
Walked lazily to school and looked with great dis-
dain on the lower classmen. I am a Junior now. Our
class now numbers but 22.
Our class pins and rings arrived and were much ad-
We had a fine Candy Pull to-day. The Seniors had
a party, but it will be our turn next year.
Great agitation at roll-call this morning. It was
raining and we had to entertain the Seniors. Rush-
ed over to Eureka and secured the Auditorium and
then hurried back. The machine I was in took over
all the eats. Gee some of the girls are going to be
fine cooks. The party was a great success and one
that will be long remembered. On the way home I sat
in the back seat with our teacher. We hit a big
bump and the teacher lost her dignity for a few
moments. Guess they are human after all.
The last day of school. Only one more year.
Came to school from force of habit. I am now a
mighty Senior and enjoy the privilege of sitting in
the south-west corner of the assembly hall.
Jan. to Apr.
Freshies and Sophs had a big fight to-day. Some of
the Senior boys interfered. Mr. Cooperrider gave a'
little talk to the Senior boys on "How to behave
when the lower classman are having a slight conf lict. '
Wonder where all the faculty members were.
These months have been filled with graduation plans,
personal and commencement cards, pictures and
work on the annual Advance. The Juniors ought to
be entertaining us pretty soon. Our class pennant
arrived and is being much admired. Out of our class
of forty-five four years ago there remain but fifteen.
Others have come in, so' now we number twenty.
Alson Brizard '22
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W e, ,he Senior Class of 1922, know-
that our days among you are num-
bered, make our last will and testament
To the Juniors, we leave our ability
for perfect U. S. History lessons.
To the Sophomores, we bequeath our
love for "something different."
To the Freshmen we leave our old
notes and our ability to play baseball.
We do here and 'now bequeath our
personal property as follows:
I, Grace Aggeler, do leave my fond-
ness for Eureka boys to my sister Mar-
I, Catherine Armstrong, do give my
love for opening windows to the next
fresh air fiend.
I, Alson Brizard, do leave to Frank
Gehrig my fondness for chewing gum in
English, with the hope that he will get
away with it better than I did. '
I, Peter Brundin, do bequeath my
oratorical ability to Chester Groom.
I, Thelma Cole, do leave, but do not
bequeath, my Junior Partner to the Juni-
I, Grace Davidson, do bequeath my
love for "jazz ' to Julia Townsend.
I, Loleta Ford, do hereby bequeath
my love for English to Lillian Olsen.
I, Francis Furber, bestow upon Will-
iam Lundberg my ability to memorize
passages from Shakespeare.
I, Janet Goodwin, do bequeath my
ability in argumentation to Elaine Hamil-
I, Margaret Graham, do give to
Mary Smith my love for undferclassmen.
I, Wallace Hemphill, do hereby be-
queath my dimples, which have been the
curse of my school life: to Cecil Ripley
I, Geraldine Hunt, do leave my fond-
ness for playing ,Cinderella in U. S. hist-
ory to Helen Pritchett. '
I, Lois McAtee, do hereby will and
bequeath my tendency for asking ques-
tions in Senior English to Sarah Cristie.
I, Harland McDonald, do hereby be-
queath my ability to mind my own busi-
ness to Frank Davis.
I, Elizabeth Messinger, do leave my
ability to vamp normal school ,boys to
I, Laura Patenaude, bequeath my
quiet, modest manner to Genevieve
I, Catherine Plant, do hereby leave
my love for wireless operators to Lucille
Keller. . .
I, Roy Sorenson, do hereby will and
bequeath my liking for red-haired girls
to Frank Gehrig. A .,
, I, Berniece Stokes, bequeath my
ability as yell leader to Paul Crawford,
and my job as business manager of the
Advance to the next victim. '
I, Sophia Turner, do hereby bequeath
my intellectual ability in French II to
In Witness Whereof we set our hand
and seal this third day of June, the year
of our Lord, the one thousandth nine-
hundred and twenty-second. A ' Q
Class of 1922
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Class of 1897
Clara Hanna fM1'S Doraisj
Bessie Lord QMrs. Sarn Lytlej
Jessie Bohall fMrs, R. Fergusonj
Class cf 1898
Class cf 1899
Katherine Campbell LMrs. Forsythj
Class of 1 901
Class of 1902
Gertrude Cooper 1Mrs. C. Connickj
Martha Anderson fMrs. Dinsmorej
Ola Putman fMrs. Fred Dodgej
Bertha Myers QMrs. John Heffernenj
Class of 1903
Fred Newman fdeceasedj
Edwin C. Barnes
Jonn D. Newman
Class of 1904
Jessie M4-Cormack QMrs. C. Hunnj
Clarence H. Newman
Mary Kjer fMrs. H. Minorj
Olga Sherman fMrs. C. Petersonj
Class of 1905
Grace Campbell CMrs. Leo Seidellj
Jessie Dodge CMrs. Wm. Gloverj
Dr. James A.Hadley
Mae Stock fMrs. M. F. Fountainj
Elizabeth Olsen fMrs. C. Spetzj
Georgia Spaulding CMrs. M. Campbel
Class of 1906
Mary McMillan fMrs. T. Petersonj
Class of 1907
Daphne PartonfMrs. R. J. Bordnerb
Margaret Haugh fMrs. Henry Stauerj
Eva Houda ldeceasedj
Loleta Chaffey fMrs. Jos. Wepsterj
Class of 1908
Mary Bull fMrs. J. Ziegfriedj
Class of 1 909
Class of 1910
Atlant Roberts fMrs. R. Dolsonj
Pearl Garcelon QMrs. Arthur Brownj
Everett Quear ldeceasedj
Lettie Dunham fMrs. C. Ensignj
Lydia Blake fMrs. S. Short.J
Class of 1911
Ruth Kimball fMrs. D. Sargent.J
Zella Graham fMrs. Shaw.1
Verna Hansen fMrs.L.Smith.J
Eleanor Dodge QMrs. Edwin Boightj
Winifred Barter fMrs. Oscar Edwardsj
Class of 1912
Gwendolyn Gaynor CMrs. Roberts.J
Eva Quear fMrs.V. Hunt.J
James Baldwin fdeceasedj
Mildred Graham CMrs. I. R. Hesterj
Vera Morrell fMrs. S. Fosterj
Sarah Graham fdeceasedj
Mae. Denny fMrs. McDorentj
Minnie Boyd fMrs. Frank Eisnerj
Mary Foster fMrs. W. Baldwinj
Ernest Stock fdeceasedj
Class of 1913
Ella Ericson QMrs. l".Bryanj
Charles Mahoney fdeceasedj
Ruth Horel fMrs. C. R. Caskeyj
Elaine Moxon fMrs. A. Andersonj
Laura Myers QMrs. A. Matthewsj
Ana Averell fMrs. L. Johnsonj
I ois Trumbell fMrs. J. Trottj fdeceasedj
Grace Bloemer CMrs. E. Rydanj
Christine Bonnikson fMrs. Ferriany
Valera Preston QMrs. Milo Rayj
Class of 1914
Gertrude Harlan QMrs. Armstrongj
Eunice Engle fMrs. J. Skinncry
Alice Haugh fMrs.J
Marie Dodge CMrs. Ray Chaffeyj
Class of 1915
Ella Teal CMrs. R. J. Westlyj
Gladys Hanson QMrs.J oe Crawfordj
Katherine Carroll QMrs. Pattenj
Hazel Roberts fMrs. F. Andersonj
Lola McCready fMrs. Hansenj
Anna Ford fMrs. Underwoodj
La Verne Preston
Irma Jones fMrs. Carrollp
Georgia Campbell QMrs. Will Browny
Clan o f 1916
N. Myrtle Teal QMrs. V. Moorej
Mary Parton fMrs. McGowanj
Maude Davis 1Mrs. Irishl
Rosella Barter fMrs. T. Chamberla
Annabel Matthews QMrs. G. McCre
Marie Bruns fMrs. H. Bucky
Class of 1917
Esther Lindstrand fMrs. S. Smithi
Walter Baker fdecezsedj
Dee Armstrong Cdecezsedj
Margeret Matthev s
Elsie Ensign QMrs. S. Porell
Ruth Christie fMrs. Johrzsonj
Class of 1918
Alena Gastman lMrs. J. Stoverl
Christina J ogansen
Class of 1919
Lois Everding CMrs. Carl Zamlockj
Margaret Green fMrs. R. MacMillianJ
Violet Grotzman QMrs.
Gladys Moorehead fMrs. W. Barnwellj
Class of 1920
Norma Foster fMrs. R. McLarenJ
Ila Mathews fMrs. E. Byardl
Janie Le Veque
Amelia Hart QMrs. MacBrideJ
Emma Ensign fMrs. Edward Lawrencej
Amy ChaffeyfMrs. M. Grossl
Charles Le Veque
Ethel Derby iMrs. A.
Brousse Brizard Jr.
Helen Mohn fMrs. R.
Edyth Pec k
Mildred Seely fMrs. O. Gustafsonj
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First Semester. Second Semester.
Dorothy Zehndner - - President - Dorothy Zehndner
Cecil Ripley - - Vice President - - - Joe Bonacina
Elaine Hamilton - - Secretary - - Robert Ray
Charles Vanoncini Treasurer - - Robert Ray
Class Colors - Pink and Green
Class Flower - - Pink Carnation
Class Advisor - - Mrs. R. A. Hill
No other class has been represented
so well in school activities as the class of
'23, Our boys and girls were very active
in athletics and were found on every
team and in every phase of athletics. In
interclass contests we were never at the
bottom, but always near the top of the
ladder. Two of the most influential stud-
ent body positions, those of Treasurer
and Athletic manager, were held by Jun-
In class activities we also have been
with the leaders. On the closing day for
the Christmas Holidays, we enjoyed a
candy pull in the Science room. Later in
the year a party was given which was
attended by Seniors and Juniors.
The Juniors hope, with cooperation,
to make the coming school year when
they will be Seniors a banner year in
the history of the class.
Joe Bonacina '23
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First Semester. Second Sernester.
Clemens McClaskey - - - President - - - Lorna Cochrane
Michael Pontoni - - - Vice President - - - Ruth Brown
Alexia Devlin ---- Sec-Treasurer ----- Alexia Devlin
Class Advisor ----- Irven W. Davies
At the beginning of the year plans
were made to initiate the Freshmen.
Later the plans were carried out to the
great amusement of the Student Body,
faculty, and guests. A mock marriage
was staged and Miss Taylor, the blush-
ing bride, was given away by her state-
ly mother, Alyce Spetz, to the groom,
Claude Rose. Mrs. Acheson took the
part of a chorus girl, dancing a few
graceful steps, accompanied on the
piano by Miss Dunton. The wee Fresh-
men were put through various stunts,
a number being wheeled around in baby
The Sophomores also gave a Hallow-
e'en party in the gymnassium. The hall
was prettily decorated with evergreens,
black and gold streamers, and variously
colored balloons." Games and dancing
occupied most of the time, after which
a yelling contest was held by three
groups, each yelling A. U. H. S. yells.
The group yelling the loudest received
asa prize a bag of stick candy.
The Sophomores have creditably
taken partinthevarious school activities.
They gave a candy sale to raise funds
to help one of the Red Bluff School
students, the only survivor out of
thirteen injured in an auto-bus accident
at a railroad crossing while on their way
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On August 15, 1922, eighty timid
Freshmen entered the Arcata U.H.S.
halls of learning. We patiently waited,
while the upper classmen and sophmores
tried to torment us, until the bell rang
and then wt were put under the guidance
of Miss Dunton, our class teacher. We
elected the following officers:
President - - Thomas Murphy. D,
Vice President - - Newell Dixon.
Sec-Treasurer - Vincent McClure.
In September came the initiation
night. 1 The Sophomores were full of
pranks .to play on us unsuspecting,
innocent Freshmen. , '
By theitime Christmas came we
were welliestablished in the ways of
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high school and were loyal members of
the Student Body. After the holidays
were over, we again elected officers for
the second semester:
President - Dymae Baldwin.
Vice President - William Touhey.
Sec-Treasurer - Daven Devlin.
We also planned a party to be held
February 10, to which we invited the
sophomores and faculty. Everybody had
a good time.
As for the games, who could be
more enthusiastic or interested in them
than the Freshmen? This is shown by
the fact that several of our class have
received A's for their part in athlctif.
Lois McDowell 15.
Assistant Business Manager
Assistant Business Manager
We have this year awakened to the fact that too much money has
been spent on our annuals. In recent years it has cost the Student Body
approximately one thousand dollars to put out a book worthy of the
school. That is entirely too much money for a school of our size to spend
in publishing an annual. Considering these facts, there were but two
ways open for us to follow. We had either to print the book ourselves
or not put out a 1922 edition of the "Advance" We decided to attempt
We have worked hard to accomplish our task, but, having finished,
we believe it is worth the time we have put on it. It is our book. All the
printing, including half tones and headings, we did ourselves on our
own printing machine. We have endeavored to publish a book as good
as, if not better than, any put out before and to cut the price in half.
We have accomplished the latter, and we leave it to the reader wheth-
er we have succeeded in the former.
We take this opportunity to thank the Board of Trustees of the
Arcata Union High School for purchasing the printing machine which
has made this edition of the "Advance" possible. The printing of the
"Advance", however, is not the only thing which can be accomplished
by the machine. From time to time we need to have printed posters
for games, advertisements for plays, tickets, etc. All this can be done
on the printing machine and expenses thus lessened. When we consider
the reduction of expenses and the satisfaction derived from doing our
own work, we are certain that the Trustees made a thoughtful and a
very wise move when they purchased the printing machine for the
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It was one of the perfect nights
known only in the tropics. The "South-
ern Cross" hanging low in the sky, the
pale moonlight peeping inquisitively into
the huts hidden in the banana grove, and
the air heavy with the scent of flowers
betokened the arrival of summer. A soft
breeze stirred the trees, and carried the
pungent breath of the purple Passion Flow
er to the nostrils of Bartolo Gomez, lying
in his hammock.
Night life hummed softly on, broken
only by the angry snarl of a tiger foiled
in his hunt, or by the scream of some
animal caught in the strong enveloping
coils of the boa-constrictor. There was
nothing to fear in this cool beautiful
night, Bartolo tried to tell himself, but
still he was stricken with a horrible fore-
boding. One cry from him would waken
the whole finca, and there, in his gent-
ly swaying hammock, lay his brother
peacefully sleeping. Indeed, of what
was there to be afraid?
His fear grew, however, with every
little sound. His body was taut,, and he
strained his eyes into the shadows about
him. The pale moonlight resting on his
face showed its ghastliness, the swarthy
skin appearing almost white. His hands,
holding the serapa covering him, shook,
and perspiration stood out on his fore-
head. It was the third night he had been
unable to sleep: the third time this hor-
rible fear had possessed him--a dread of
something undefinable--some phantom of
his mind. He put out his hand as tho to
push the fear from him, and touched a
small hard package. Ah! That was his
goldeeHhis pesos. He was the richest hom-
bre in the finca, why need he worry?
Still the fear remained. It seemed to
draw him to the pesosg it seemed to
speak and curse him and his gold. His
fingers closed convulsively on the sack.
Again he lived over the actions that had
brought him his pesos,-the ,dark wet
night-a horse coming down the trail-f
a leap and a gleam of something white
and cruelva cry-the clattering hoofs of
a frightened horse-silence-and then,
his payment, his reward which now lay
close to his heart. Bartolo closed his
eyes and smiled. He lost his fear and
It seemed but a second when he felt
himself hurled from his hammock and
found himself standing upright, staring
into the unseeing eyes of that night
rider. His hair was matted with blood,
and his glassy eyes looked through
Bartolo. Bartolo's mouth opened to
scream his terror, but no sound came.
He put out his hand, but where the man's
pointing finger had been was only ashaft
of pale moonlight. The man turned and
walked through the grove, and, drawn
bya power stronger than he, Bartolo
Piestro woke with a start to see the
figure of his brother walking down the
moonlit path, his money clasped close to
him. He called to him softly, but
Bartolo did not heed. Slipping out of
his hammock, wonderingly, he followed.
Out of the grove floated the man,
his dead eyes staring ahead, his gaping
wound ever bleeding, his face white and
lifeless. Behind him, mechanically
walked Bartolo, frantically clutching his
gold, and, closely following Bartolo, trod
his brothter, Piestro, across corrals,
through the pastures, and into the dark
menacing forest. The air was damp.
Each step along the path crushed some
delicate flower whose aroma filled the
night air. Here a snake, going on its sly
hunting, glided across the path, and
there, two large eyes gleamed menacingly
from the darkness.
On walked the three--on and on--
deeper and deeper into the dark scented
gloom. Then ahead the moonlight
streamed on the "Campo", a well known
swamp and fever spot of the tropics.
The man paused on the edge of its
dark grass-crested mud flats, then float-
ed on across it. Without hesitation, Bar-
tulo followed. Piestro stopped abruptly
on the edge and in sudden terror
tried to call to Bartolo, but his
choked. Bartolo walked onward,
ing deeper and deeper into the
death, until at length he stopped
the center, looked frantically about
and, with a long terrified scream,
slowly into the dark murky depths,
arms upraised beseechingly towards that
blood-covered figure hovering silently
That was long ago, and to-day the
Mexicans speak of it in awed tones, and
Guadalupe, the old guide, is the only one
who will lead you to the spot. After pro-
mising many pesos, I persuaded the old
native to take me there. The swamp
is gone now, and in its place is a small
clearing covered with the luxuriant
growths of the tropics. In the center of
this clearing, stands a stump strangely
like a human figure bathed in the warm
atmosphere of the south and covered with
age-old moss. As I stood looking at the
weird spot, Guadalupe leaned forward,
and, crossing himself, whispered ina
cracked, awe-stricken voice, f'That
stump, Senor, see, it is the body of Bar-
tolo, encased in its tomb of mud, and see,
in his upheld arms, the sack of pesos."
I looked more keenly and saw, clutched
in the arm-like branches of this weird
stump, an object, which, in the pale
moonlight, glittered strangely like gold.
The air was still. This was indeed a
place of death, for even the Niyaca, the
most poisonous of snakes, slipped silent-
ly away from its deadly edge. As I looked,
I could almost see the stump transform-
ed into Bartolo, his hands raised beseech-
ingly to heaven, his face distorted with
fear. Silently I turned from this place,
and, feeling strangely as though this
queer tale were true, went back to the
trail, Guadalupe cringing behind me.
Catharine Plant '22,
Uhr Sv. GD. SP.
The U.S. Shipping Board freighter
"Alaskan", plying between San Diego
and Vancouver, British Columbia, was
steaming out into the Pacific with a cargo
of fruit on board for a merchant in
Seattle. Captain Henderson, or "Old
Man Henderson" as the crew called him,
was standing just aft the foremast with
the usual angry scowl on his scarred and
homely face. He was feared by the entire
crew and his law was "might makes
John Prescott, the chief wireless
operator, was just going to relieve the
second operator when he had bumped
into the captain as he was coming up
the companionway. The captain had been
unusually cross, and as Prescott hurried
to his set, he again wondered over the
conversation he had over-heard that morn
ing. "We could run her onto Muscle
Shoals," the mate had said.
"Sh, not so loud, "the captain had
exclaimed. " I just saw that wireless guy
go down below, I'm afraid he'll spoil our
fun if he gets suspicious."
But the mate had scoffed, while
Prescott pressed his ear against a crack
in the wall. "Pooh, never mind that
fellow, he's perfectly harmless. Those
wireless guys don't know anything, ex-
cept sparks and dots and dashes. I'll
take the wheel at ten or when it gets
good and dark, and you have the boat
ready. When you signal I'll lash the
wheel and head her for the shoals. After
that we'll strike out for land. It's only
twenty miles east, and then we'll hit for
South America or Alaska. Easy as fall-
ing off a log, I call it."
The captain had aquiesced, "Sure
that'll be fine, I'm expecting foggy wea-
ther in a few days and then we'll turn
the trick. You see that the wireless is out
of commission in case that Prescott fel-
low should get wise to us."
Prescott laughed to him self as he
thot of it. "Going to sink the ship and
then beat it with the money. Well, I'll
see if I can't have a little fun out of this
too. I wonder whose money they have on
board. It must belong to the company.
That old crook of a captain will get sal-
vage off the Alaskan too. I'd like to send
him up for this."
He sat down in his chair and put the
receivers on his head. The air was empty
and after he had given his position to
K.F.S., the Federal Telegraph Co's sta-
tion in San Francisco, Prescott threw
over his antenna switch for transmitting
and called N.P.G., the station at Mare
Island, and asked for the U.S.W.B. N.
P.G. gave him the report and Prescott
took it to the second mate, who had the
watch at that hour.
"I guess we are due for some foggy
days," the mate replied to his query
about the weather.
"Yes and I bet something is going to
happen," answered Prescott.
Two days later, after slow progress,
the "Alaskan" was off cape Mendocino
and the barometer was falling. About
eight o'clock that night Prescott gave his
position to Radio N. P. W., Table Bluff,
as 256 miles north of San Francisco.
A dense fog was coming in from the
west and soon the ship was enveloped in
a grey mist. One could not see ten feet
The mate called the captain and
said, "Everything is ready to turn the
trick tonight. "
"All right," the captain said, "I'll
get the money .and lower a boat and
send the crew below, on some pretext,
and you go and cut the wires so as to
stop any messages Prescott might send
In the meantime Prescott was at his
set calling Table Bluff for radio compass
hearings. As he signed off he noticed
the antenna ammeter drop to 1 ampere,
and finally his set went out of commis-
sion. Generally the ammeter read 18
amperes with a 2 k.w. and Prescott won-
dered what had happened. "Ah ha,"
he exclaimed, "I bet it's the mate trying
to cut my lead in. I'd better go out and
He stepped out side the door and
looked at the antenna. The lead in was
dangling in the air and he knew that the
mate had done his trick. He stepped a-
round the corner of the radio room
where the lead in enters the wall through
a large bushing insulator, and at the foot
of the bridge steps he saw a man lying
prone on his face clutching a pair of wire
cutters. Prescott turned the body over
and the outline to the third mate's face
could be seen distinctly. What a sight!
The electrical shock had turned the face
purple and his hands were badly burned.
Prescott tried to take the cutters from
his grasp but the cold hand held them so
tight that he could not move a finger.
Leaning down, Prescott put his hand over
the mate's heart. He did not feel a pulse
or any sign of life. Suddenly steps were
heard behind him, and Prescott saw the
captain carrying a satchel. Quietly he slid
out of sight.
Hurreidly fixing the lead in, Prescott
ran to the wireless room, and, throwing
over the antenna switch for transmitting
started to send out a distress call. "Dit--
barked the quenched gap as Prescott
cautiously and breathlessly formed the
dots and dashes and sent this message:
"U.S.S. Alaskan heading for mussel
shoals. Captain and mate attempt to sink
boat and escape with money on board.
As he finished the message a sudden
jar of the ship knocked Prescott off his
feet. A sound of a ship's hull striking
sand was heard. The ship shook from
stern to stem, and he knew that the
crash had split the bow in two. Frantically
he sent out another S.O.S.
"Alaskan hit Mussle Shoals and sink-
ing fast. Bow under water and crew im-
prisoned below. All life boats smashed."
The ship was now sinking rapidly.
Prescott ran to the port hole and saw
that the water was covering the ship. He
knew that immediate help was the only
thing that could save anyone. Running
back to his set, he heard the British Ship
"Peebles," She was coming to their res-
cue. He breathed a sigh of relief, and
cz refully picking his way below, Prescott
planned a way to free the imprisoned
crew. As he reached the last step of the
ccmpanionway, he came face to face
with the captain. Suddenly the Alaskan
gave a mighty shake. She rose up on her
nose, and, with a last effort to right
herself, she slid silently into the sea,
making the innocent suffer for the guilty.
When the English ship "Peebles"
reached the spot in grey dawn an expanse
of undisturbed sea greeted the captain's
eyes. Somewhere there at the bottom
lay the Alaskan and her crew. The real-
ization that he had come to late surged
thru the captain and he turned away
from the bridge to go below. As he did
so, a dark object, bobbing persistently at
the ship's very side, attracted his notice.
Quickly ordering the crew to investigate,
he hurried to the lower deck and stood
waiting by the rail. The object proved to
be one of the Alaskan's victims, and as
the sailors lifted the half-conscious man
to the deck they found, tied about his
neck, a sack of money in which was the
treasury record kept by the ship's com-
pany. The name found in the wallet was
that of John Prescott, chief operator of
the U.S.S. Alaskan.
Charles Vanoncini '23
I was sitting half asleep in a rocking
chair, petting the Persian cat and trying
to study my history. Her purring was so
loud and different from that of other
cats that I began to wonder. Suddenly
the purring took on a new note and be-
came more like a foreign language, then
it changed into good American. This is
what she said:
"You say I am a cat. Well, Iam and
also the Princess Hathu.You know that
the Egyptians, thousands of years ago
believed that when a person died his soul
was transformed into the body of some
"I lived thousands of years ago in
Egypt. My father's palace was near the
delta of the Nile among tall palm trees.
You have no idea of the splendor of the
palaces built by large numbers of slaves
taken captive in the wars waged by my
famous father. Many times with him I
have ridden on expeditions to discover
unknown countries. The results of these
expeditions were all carved on the walls
of the temple.
"As a child I was instructed in
geometry and arithmetic. Iabominated
both, but loved the music of the pipes
and harp in which I was very excellent."
"We had beautiful boats rowed by
negro boatmen, andI was attended by
negro women on my pleasure trips. On
such occasions we often gathered the lo-
tus flowers to decorate the palace and
"We had large glass manufacturing
plants, and colored glass much better
than can be done to-day. All the nations
came to Egypt to get treasures of glass
and brightly polished stones.
"We had no paper like that which
you have now, but used papyrus man-
ufactured from a reed which grew in
the marshes along the Nile.
"There were three forms of writing:
the hieroglyphics or picture writing, the
hieratic, a simplified form used in man-
uscriptsg and another form which was
still more simple.
"Our cloudless, brilliant skies at
night sparkled with stars: hence many
men studied the heavenly bodies and
could tell by their movements the times
of the annual overflow of the Nile.
These men were the ones who divided
the year into 365 days of twelve months.
"You would like me to tell you about
the embalming, I know, but you would
weary of hearing about the long process.
The wealthy people were preserved by
costly aromatic and resinous substances
and wrapped in bandages of linen. The
face was sometimes gilded or covered
with a golden mask. Since this would
cost about 31,000 of your money, the
poor could not afford it. Instead, they
were salted and dried, then wrapped in
"I was condemmed to death because
I opposed the cruel oppression of my fa-
ther and his brothers who burdened his
poor subjects in building the immense
monuments of stone which had to be
transported for hundreds of miles. These
pyramids were fitting tombs for our
family, but my sympathies were with
the poor laborers.
"I was condemmed to die in spite of
all my prayers to the Great Osiris and
my soul entered the hody of a cat. My
mummy rested in one of the great Pyr-
amids which was ravaged by some sou-
venir-hunting Americans who took me to
a museum. I was hunting for this so that
I could enter the mummy again, for my
time has nearly expired."
Just then my book fell to the flcor
and I started up surprised to find I had
Here after, my cat will be Princess
llathu and I will treat her with all res-
pect. The daintiest morsels will be hers
and the softest cushions will be her bed.
Kathleen Anderson '24
Uhr llnmunrr nf ei tbhnut.
On my last tour through Spain I
stopped at La Manska. The little town
was in a turmoil. Every one whom you
met hastened to ask if you had heard of
the ghost which haunted the Alhambra.
My interest got the better of me and I
set out at once for the palace.
Upon my arrivalI was met by an
old Spanish lady who, with her husband
and daughter, occupied the Alhambra.
Others, she declared, were frightened
away by the ghost which, whining and
groaning, paraded every night through
the rooms and halls. She told me that
they had made up their minds to move,
but one night the ghost had swooped
upon them, and had declared that they
would be haunted the rest of their days
if they left the palace.
Entering the Alhambra, I was intro-
duced to the daughter, a beautiful Span-
ish maid who captured my heart at once.
She was not only most beautiful,but her
eyes were very sad and there were traces
of grief in every feature. Sorrow is not
usually a becoming garment, but she
wore it as a queen wears precious stones.
My first night in the palace was
terrible. The ghost rampaged wildly
shrieking and moaning in a blood curdl-
ing way. Itried to forget it and to fix
my thoughts on the Spanish maid whose
name was Jacinta. My admiration for
her was unlimited and I thought it a
shame for her to be in the palace where
this mad thing was tearing about.
The next day as I walked aboutl
ran into an old servant and soon was
hearing Jacintafs history. She had al-
ways lived in the Alhambra and at the
age of seventeen had fallenin love with a
dashing young Spaniard, but, because of
his poverty, her parents did not approve
of the match and the lover, heart-broken
had flung himself off a neighboring
cliff, and it was rumored that he perished
on the rocks below.
The second nightl determined to
speak to the ghost and find out what it
was, but I was spared the task, for as I
sat in the court of Lions, he noiselessly
appeared, robed in white. I was filled
with horror. Suddenly the robe fell
from the spectre and to my amazement
Ibeheld a handsome young man with
flashing brown eyes.
"Listen, " he said pressing a revolver
against my ribs. "Do as I say. Open
yonder door and you will find sme worn-
an's clothes. Put them on and pretend
that you are the daughter of the house
while we slip away."
As he finished speaking, .Iacinta
came out wreathed in smiles. I said
before that she was beautifulg now she
was exquisite. She was clad in man's
apparrel, and as I withdrew the two
started towards their horses.
As I left the room the parents, who
had found out about the elopement ,came
to meet me. Iquieted them and told them
how happy J acinta was and that Wealth
was'nt everthing. So effective were my
words that they begged their daughter's
forgiveness and welcomed the bridal pair
I greeted them on their return and
asked the man how he had escaped the fall
from the cliff. He half smiled as he said,
"I did not fall from the cliff but landed
on a little projection half way down."
I congratulated the two heartily and
then went out in the twilight to muse my
Margaret Pen '25
Uhr Glnming nf the Bmrrt
The Indian chief, a friend of my
father's, looked first at me, then at the
desert at our feet, and finally at the grey
clouds in the West with here and there
a banner of crimson among them. At
the foot of the precipice on the top of
which we had camped lay a desert stretch-
ing for several miles in every direction.
It was surrounded on all sides by moun-
tains green with the coming of spring,
but dull in contrast with the blazing
sands. After looking at all this, he an-
swered my question.
"The history of the desert is long.
Many years ago, in the time of my an-
cestors, long before the coming of the
white men, an event occured which
changed these plains from beauty to
"The men of the Swift Feet were war-
ring on a not far distant tribe, people of
the Red Horse. The Swift Feet were
conquering, and on one day late in
spring they ambushed all but several of
the enemy's men. The few left quickly
returned to the camp on the hill, and
warned it of the coming of the foe. Then
there was great distress, for the Swift
Feet warriors were fast, and their hearts
"In the camp there was one dearly
beloved by the Red Horse. It was Fire-
brand, son of the chief who was too old
to take active command. The son was
vnly about fourteen years of age. Where-
ever the people went, wherever the Ind-
ians hunted, wherever there was merry
making, Firebrand was always near.
Although so young, his word was law,
and he was loved by all.
"Early in life came to him all that
man covets, for he was loved by the Red
Horse. Riches, power and love were his.
Every favor of life was shown him.
But the men of the Swift Feet conquer-
ed, the child chief was captured, and
was to be burned at the stake. When it
was time for the boy's death, an old wom-
an came to the camp and pleaded for a
hearing from the victorious chief, Black
Eagle. Black -Eagle was eager for the
oncoming feast which was to celebrate
the victory, so he waited impatiently for
the old woman to speak.
"She told him that the Red Horse
was displeased and did not wish that
Firebrand should die. She stated fur-
ther that Red Horse desired that the
young chief should be given his freedom,
and promised that in return the Swfit
Feet should become rich and powerful.
. "As Black Eagle listened his heart
was angered within him. Who was the
Red Horse, that he should so command
him, chief of the Swift Feet? He ordered
his men to take the woman to her abode
and strode angrily towards the fire.
"The squaw paused before leaving
him. Lifting a scrawny arm towards
the west, she pointed with a bony finger
to the mounting clouds. 'Lookl Red
Horse is angered. Now will come pover-
ty and destruction to your tribe. Soon
shall it lose all its power, and its fair do-
mains shall wither. Thus decrees the Red
"In the West the Red Horse, never
before seen by the Swift Feet, thunder-
ed swiftly across the grey clouds. His
mane streamed out like fiery banners,
his long tail was like a flame, and his
massive shoulders were clearly outlined
against the pale blue of the evening sky.
Slowly the color faded, and where he had
been was only a gray cloud, but the
thundering of his feet could still be heard.
The sun set, and darkness came, but an
unrest was over the camp, and they did
not go to sleep as usual.
"In the night the hoof-beats were
often heard, and sparks driven from his
feet illuminated the sky. All night long
he marshalled his forces. Often they
rose to look for him, but he was never
"In the middle of the night there
was a low rumbling, sounding like a
herd of not far-off horses running at full
speed. The earth trembled, and all the
country shook. Slowly the noise died,
and again all was calm.
"The next morning no river ran by
the camp. The Red Horse had hidden the
stream. But the rain came down like the
waterfalls of small streams which cross
a broad rock and fall in showers to the
ground delow. Soon they were forced to
leave the plains and retreat to the sides
of the hills, for the plain was turned to,
a broad lake. The green grass was cov-
ered, and the buffalo and deer were driv-
en to the mountain feeding grounds.
"At length the water disappeared,
and the green things sprang up. The
tribe returned to the plains, and was
happy. But soon fear came for there
was no more rain, and day after day the
green withered and died, and turned to
a dull brown. The animals fled. Only
we remained. Every day the sun grew
hotter, and often at sunset was seen the
Red Horse. Soon we were praying to the
Red Horse for rain. The children were
sickened by the heat, and fell as the
leaves in autumn. All became feeble and
"Soon the once beautiful plains were
turned to a place of torture, the sands
brought by the flood blazed in the heat,
no person could cross the desert and
liveg summer and winter the sun shone,
and year by year our tribe dwindled.
4'It was ordained that Black Eagle
should die. The scorching sun of the
Red Horse did its work. It took life, bit
by bit, from Black Eagle, as the fire
had done from Firebrand. At the chief 's
death there was great mourning. The
Swift Feet would have left the plains,but
their feet were no longer swift as of old,
and they could not cross the mountains
with the women and children.
L'Their new chief sought to make
peace with the Red Horse. Soon it made
itsappearance in the evening less fre-
quently and often were the hopes of the
lndians kindled,only to die. Before. when-
ever clouds had appeared, the Red Horse
had come in the evening and command-
ed them to vanish. But now, clouds roll-
ed up unmolested by the Red Horse.
With rain on every side, with flowers
and grass appearing all around, vx i,h
green shrubs growing on thence parched
hills, the plains of the Swift Feet people
alone remained unchanged. No drop of
rain tuched the blistering sands, no
winter came to them, although on the
surrounding mountains the snow lay
thick. The plains have been, since then,
what they are now--a desert.
"Slowly the Swift Feet grew in
prosperity and size. Only occaisionally
did the Red Horse show himself in the
West to watch the desert. No longer
did his hoof beats make the earth trem-
ble. But the river did not return, and the
desert remained. And thus did Red
Horse remember and avenge the death
of Firebrand, boy chief of the Swift
Janet Goodwin 722.
I sat alone in the twilight,
When all was silent and still,
And watched the last faint rays of light
Slowly sink behind the hill.
I struck a choral on my guitar,
A melodious silv'ry strain,
Borne on the whispering kreeze afar,
1 heard it echo again.
And as I heard the silv'ry chord,
And while niy thoughts swept on,
It seemed a great rnan's deed and wcrl
Whose greatness goes on and on.
Lightly 1 touched the strings again,
And now a Llaintive wail
Rose to my li et'ning ears and then
Was swept softly down the vale.
"Too sad and longing," was my tk ought,
Sol tried the strings again,
This time the effort that I wrought
Proved not to be in vain.
It was a merry lilting tune
Poured forth in tones so mill,
Like a babbling joyous krook in June,
Or a happy laughing child.
I looked at the shining, twinkling stars,
Laughing in my delight,
And taking my beloved guitar,
Stole out into the night.
Constance Brett 'Z5.
what Glam mr En?
Every year, men go to that country
south of us, Mexico, to take to it that
factor which we have found so necessary
in our constructiong namely, Education.
Many times we have been reminded of
the lack of education and civilization in
that country through its nearness to our
borders and consequent effect on them,
and its many revolutions stirring up pol-
tical and commercial differences.
Mexico is not a disappointment to
the traveler, indeed, it is seldom repre-
sented to be as beautiful as it is or as
full of wonderful resources. It has been
held back by the many revolutions stir-
ring its people and by the upset condition
in which they live. Mexico is a country
which could be of great importance,
and will be, as soon as education has
prevailed. The fact that Mexico is un-
educated shows in every part---its gov-
ernment, its commerce, and its social
life. Where uneducated people are
found, revolutions and general unrest
are bound to occur, hence, the solution
seems to be to educate the people. Here,
however, a problem confronts us. The
Mexicans are not ready to be educated.
They must be prepared for education.
At the present time, their schools are al-
most pitiful in their inferiority, and often
the teachers do not know asmuch as the
pupils. In the cities, such as Vera Cruz
and Mexico City, the educational condi-
tions are better, but in an ordinary Mex-
ican village or town, they are poor in the
extreme. The little town of Salto de Aqua,
situated inland on the Tuleja river, is an
example of the orinary village in Southern
Mexico. Here, a few stucco buildings are
gathered about the jail, which is a low
rembling affair, also of stucco. The jail
is on one side of the main street, with a
small plaza beside it, and opposite it,
is the one store where everything is kept,
from sombreros to "cacao."
This is the extent of the business and
residence districts of Salto de Aqua. The
main street, which is, by the way, the
only street, is a mere path, straggling
from the dense woods behind the build-
ings to the water's edge. Some' towns
boast of a church, but Salto de Aqua is
not large enough for that luxury. Here,
however, one may find a school, the only
one within a radius of many miles. The
classes are held under the shade of the
palm and banana trees of the plaza,
where the little barefoot girls and boys
sit on benches, and read their lessons
aloud, their voices mingling with the
drowsy hum of bees, and the soft "lap,
lap" of the river. The school is divided
into two sections: the boy's and girl's
divisions, with a man and women respect-
ively for teachers. These teachers are
often very ignorant, and Ihave known
cases where the children have stopped
attending school because they have learn-
ed more rapidly than the teachers were
able to teach them. Only the better class
of Mexicans can attend these schools, for
the ordinary peon is bound to his or her
"finca" or plantation. Thus there are
hundreds of children growing up who do
not know what a book is.
The elder generation is an example
of the utter ignorance in which Mexico
is living and still will be living until the
right method to introduce education is
found. They look with wonder on the for-
eigners who travel through the country,
and are utterly ignorant of all save their
own small affairs, and are capable of lit-
tle more. I can remember hearing my fa-
ther, who was manager of a plantation
there, discuss the situation. The Mex-
ican's world is his master's law, his hut,
and his work--picking bananas, curing
rubber, or whatever it may be. He
knows nothing else,and does not wish to
know anything else. He listens with in-
credulous wonder to stories of the out-
side world and in most cases worships his
master as would a faithful dog. The
treachery of the Mexican is not inborn as
many would believe, but arises mainly
from his ignorance. The peon is a mix--
ture of the Spanish and Indian, but is hat-
ed by Spaniards and Indians alike, and
has been a subject of their tyranny for
centuries. The hatred which has develop-
ed through their subjection by foreign-
er's often none too thotful for their wel-
fare, finds an outlet only through treach-
ery, which ignorance aids.
Not knowing what it is to be educat-
ed, the Mexican has no desire to become
so. He is like a little child, and when giv-
en opportunities or honors, boasts over
his fellow men as a child does over a toy
wagon which his neighbors do not
possess. Since the Mexican's life fills
such a small sphere, small things mean
much to him. The possession of a pink
silk "rabosa" has often caused great dis-
aster to a plantation family. I shall
never forget just such an occurence
which upset the finca on which I lived.
I was a very little girl, but I remember
the following incident clearly.
Chrysanthia was the back bone of
the village women. Whenever you saw
her bright-colored dress flash'across the
lane between the houses, you knew accord-
ingly that trouble was coming. With dark
laughing eyes, a wealth of glossy hair,
and a merry laugh, she led the other
members of the village into mischief,
whether it was slyly stealing some goods
or food from the store, or purloining an
extra bit of "aqua dientefl the Mexican
liquor. As I remember this particular oc-
curence, it was on a beautiful drowsy aft-
ernoon with crickets chirping lazily, and a
gentle breeze making the day fairly cool.
Ihad been playing with my dolls, and
was startled to hear loud screams rending
the quiet of the afternoon. Father and
mother hurried to the door, where they
met Chrysanthia and Felicianna, sobbing
aloud and dripping wet. On demanding
the cause for disturbance, peicemeal
they told father the story. Felicianna
had been washing clothes in the stream,
and was not harming anyone, when Chr-
ysanthia had swooped upon her, clutch-
ing her by her long braid, and had fur-
iously dragged her through the water.
Here Chrysanthia in a flood of enraged
tears declared vehemently that Felicianna
had scoffed at her new pink silk rebosa.
Such is the state of the peonls mind.
The care of a plantation is tremendous,
because not only must the manager look
after the plantation. but also after the
petty troubles which often mount to
something critical. The problems are
comical from one standpoint but from
the other, they are most serious. My
father believed that his men should be
free to a certain extent, that is, that
they should be allowed more privileges,
and more education, so he tried out his
theory by trusting the men with heavy
responsibilities. This, he found, worked
excellently. Then he decided to better
their conditions and allowed them to pur-
chase shoes. With this purchase, how-
ever, came trouble. Seeing themselves
clothed as the manager was clothed, they
immediately felt equal to, and better
than, the manager. They took matters
into their own hands and began to rule
in a high and mighty fashion. The re-
sult was a riot which forced my father
to use strenuous measures.
The Mexicans are not ready for
sudden elevation, and neither are their
children, nor will their grand-children
be much better fitted for it. Education
must come slowly to Mexico, and the
people must be taught to change their
viewpoint of life. They must be able to
look to the future, and come to the real-
ization of the importance of progress.
The Public Speaking class presented
the two plays "Spreading the News" and
"Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire'' as examples of
their work. The casts included:
Freda Bjorsen, Cecil. Ripley, Carl Mc-
Donald, Francis Furber, Lucille Keller,
Clemens McClasky, Phylis Brush, Wel-
ton Worthington, Alexia Devlin Gene-
vive Stover, Lorraine Davidson, Clemens
McClasky. Chester Groom, Francis
On February 26, the Music class gave
the Operetta "Polished Pebblesl' at the
Minor Theater. The main cast was sup-
ported by a chorus of twenty-four girls.
The cast was composed of the following:
Rosalie Lorraine Davidson
Mrs Oberion Elizabeth Messinger
Winnie Grace Aggeler
Uncle Bob Frank Davis
Minnie Phylis Brush
Martha Catherine Armstrong
Nick Carl McDonald
The Senior Play, "A Pair of Sixesf' will be given
2, 1922 at the Minor Theater. Following is the cast:
George B. Nettleton
T. Boggs Johns -
Krome - -
Sally Parker - . -
Thomas Vanderholt- -
Tony Toler - -
Mr. Applegate .
Mrs. George B. N ettleton
Miss Florence Cole.
Business Partner -
Business Partner -
on the night of Friday, June
- Harland McDonald.
- Cecil Ripey.
- Grace Davidson.
- Paul Worthington.
. Carl McDonald.
. Chester Groom.
We are glad to be with you again in
the Exchange Department. Because
this is the first time we have had such a
department since that in the edition be-
fore the Great War, our field is not so
large as we hope to have it in the future.
We have enjoyed reviewing the various
annuals and want to hear from them
"Redwood Chips", Del Norte Union
High: Your cover is very unique. Your
arrangement of class snapshots with
your class history is interesting. Call
"Ye Sotoyomanv, Healdsburg. Your
cuts are excellent, but why put your
Staff, Faculty, and Literary Department
before the Senior pages?
"The Boom' 7, Mendocino Union High:
The style of your athletic cuts is very
good. Why not have a larger Literary
g'Breath of Ocean", Fort Bragg: The
poems and jokes are well arranged. Your
Literary Department is excellent, but a
few poems would help it out.
"The Sequoia", Eureka: Your book
is well arranged and shows hard work.
"Wastebasket' ', Berkeley: Your pap-
er is very good for its size. Why not put
in a few snaps? They will add to the
appearance of your paper.
"Megaphone", Fortuna Union High:
Your book is interesting and is well ar-
ranged. The honor roll is a credit to your
"Sequoya", Redwood City: The
athletic cuts and snaps are good. We do
not fancy the advertisement on your
"White and Gold' ', Yreka and Branch
High Schools: We commend especially
the Senior pictures and snaps. Why not
have a separate book for your branch
"The Azaleaw, Sebastopol: The
Dramatic Department speaks well for
your school. Your poems are worthy of
Margaret E. Graham '22
Uhr Stuhvnt Enhg.
FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER
Rudolph Schreiber - President - - Harland McDonald.
Harland McDonald, - - Vice President - Margaret Graham
Margaret Graham - Secretary - - Thelma Cole
Geraldine Hunt - Treasurer - - - Cecil Ripley
Charles Pritchet - - Athletic Manager Charles Vanoncini
First Semster: Cecil Ripley, Thelma Cole, Charles Prichettg Second Semester'
Margaret Graham, Joe Bonacina, Charles Vanoncini.
Mr. Cooperriper and Mr. Rieben.
Besides the regular Student Body
meeting each month, several important
special meetings were held. On August
26, ameeting was called to make ar-
rangements for the freshman reception.
September 2 was the date agreed upon.
Throughout the year meetings were call-
ed in which much was accomplished.
Svnrk 211111 iiunkin Gllnh.
The Sock and Buskin club, a dram-
atic society of this school, first met on
October 24,1919, under the name of the
Dramatic Club, and was reorganized in
September 1922, under its present name.
The object of this club is to develop the
dramatic ability of the school, and to
present good dramatic art before the stu-
The officers for the first half of the
President . . . Frank Davis.
Vice President . Thomas Murphy.
Secretary-Treasrer . Elmer Hunter.
Three plays were given before the
student body during this semester.
They were as follows:
Uncle Peterls Proposal, with a cast
Uncle Peter . . Thomas Murphy.
Aunt Polly . .Catherine Armstrong.
Bob . . Frank Davis.
Emily . . Lois McAtee.
A Cloudy Day, a dialogue between
Phylis Brush and Alson Brizard.
Rosalie, aone act play with a cast of:
Mousieue Bol . Elmer Hunter fFrank
Madam Bol . .Catharine Plant.
Rosalie . Lorraine Davidson.
During the second semester little
dramatic work was accomplished, due to
athletic and operetta practices.
The doors of the A. U. H. S. opened
again to the students on August 15, 1921
after the regular summer vacation. The
total enrollment was 210, eighty-four
freshmen being enrolled the first week.
With such a great increase in the mem-
bership of the student body the question
of how to keep the interest of all in
school activities came up. Everything
possible was done to organize clubs and
to encourage such organizations. Com-
mittees from the several classes were
appointed to suggest and carry on the
School closed September 9, in honor
of Admission Day.
Wednesday, September 21, the first
rally of the year was led by yell leader
Davis to arouse spirit for the practice
game of football with Eureka.
Mr. Arthur Adler, an alumnus now
attending the University of Oregon, was
a visitor at the school, Friday, Septem-
ber 23. '
A short rally was held Friday, Sep-
The girls of the A.U.H.S. conducted
a dancing class in the gymnasium for
several weeks during the fall season.
The music was furnished by Messrs.
Davis, McDonald, and Worthington.
A few nights before the first foot-
ball game of the year, the A. U. H. S.
athletic field was the scene of a bonfire
rally. We formed a serpentine and wend-
ed our way through the streets of the
town to the plaza. Here we gave a numb-
er of yells and then adjourned.
After a short vacation of one week
for Teachers' Institute, school opened
again on October 17. Everyone seemed
glad to return.
A rally was held October 21 for the
games of football and girls' basketball
to be played with Ferndale.
On October 24, the students of the A.
U. H. S. were entertained by talks given
by Mr. Webster, County Y. M. C. A.
Secretary, and by Mr. Rimmer, Evange-
In honor of Rooseveltas birthday,
October 27, five short addresses by
members of the class in public speaking
were given as follows: Roosevelt in his
Youth, Chester Groomg Roosevelt's
Presidency, Francis Furberg Roosevelt
as a Naturalist, Lorraine Davidsong
Roosevelt's Activities During the War,
Sarah Derbyg Roosevelt, the Man, the
American, James Hunter.
A rally was held on October 28 for
the games with Fortuna.
On November 10, Armistice Day
was observed with the following program:
Maeterlinck's Day of the Dead, Sarah
Derby: Reading, James Hunter, Junior
Red Cross Work,Lorraine Davidson.
School closed for the Thanksgiving
vacation, reopened on the following
Monday, and continued in session until
December 23, at which time it closed for
the Christmas vacation.
January 9 marked the begining of
the spring semester.
On Wednesday, January 11, Mr.
Ham addressed the students on Pat-
riotism. His talk was very much enjoyed.
January 17, thereports for the first
half year were issued and the students
made many pleasant CD remarks about
Clemens McClaskey and Ernest
Henry of the biology class completed a
balanced aquarium this year and have
been busy keeping it in balanced order.
The making of the balanced aquarium
was the biological project of these two
students for the year. ,
A representative of Wilsonis Athletic
Supply Company displayed his wares to
the students in the gymnasium on Feb-
Washington's Birthday, February
22, was observed with a short program
consisting of the singing of national and
school anthems by the entire school, led
by the singing class.
Rallies were held February 21, and
24 for the Basketball games.
February 23, the Junior girls gave
a candy sale from whicha neat sum was
School activities lagged during the
last of February due to the slight ep-
idemic of influenza which swept over the
On March 3, another basketball rally
On March 20, Mr. Seely photograph-
ed the four classes and also the football
and girl's basketball teams.
Some of the faculty members and
students attended the musical program
given at the Humboldt State Teachers'
College on March 21. A
March 24, wasa busy day for the
students because the operetta entitled
t'Polished Pebbles" was given on that
April 6, Miss Woodward spoke to the
girls on health. Mr. Ham also gave a
talk on the same subject to the boys of
the physical training classes.
The Monthly "Advance", edited by
the freshmen, was read at the regular
meeting of the students, April 7.
Yell leader Berniece Stokes led the
rally of April 13, for the baseball games
School closed on April 14, for the
The annual event known as "Senior
Freak Day" Was held April 17. the cos-
tumes worn by the Seniors were various
A motion picture entitled "The Last
Days of Pompeiih was shown on the
screen in the Assembly Hall on April 28.
Mr. Rieben and Harold Thornton operat-
ed the machine.
This picture was enjoyed by visitors,
faculty, and students.
Alrally was held April 28, for the
Fortuna baseball games.
The try-outs for the declamatory con-
test were held Monday morning, May 1.
In the afternoon school was dismissed in
order that all might participate in the
More team pictures were taken on
May 2. The Seniors received their com-
mencement announcements and the pupils
of the graduation class were very much
excited over the event. .
Senior Day was celebrated May 5.
The members of the class were kept
busy garding their colors from members
of the other classes.
The oratorical and declamatory con-
test was held on Friday afternoon, May
12, 1922, in the auditorium of the Hum-
boldt State Teachersi College. The speak-
ers were in the following order: Ora-
tion, Gratitude of the N ation--Lee Baird
of Fortunag Oration, Imperialism--Joe
Bonacina of Arcatag Oration,The Orient
of California--Helen Foster of Mendocino
City, Oration, Crossing the Bar--Howard
Ryan of Eureka, Oration, The Conqueror
Ellen Canty of Ferndale, Declamation,
"The, Liberty Bellw, George Lippard--
Walter Powell of Eureka: Declamation,
"A Few Bars in the Key of G", Osborne--Q
Grace Getty of Ferndaleg Declamation,
"Our Guide in Genoa and Rome, '1 Twain--
Ellis Armstrong of Fortunag Declama-
tion, "Saved by Fire Drill Discipline,'f
Daskam--Janet Goodwin, of Arcata.
Miss Helen Foster of Mendocino City
won first place in the oratorical contest,
while Miss Grace Getty of Ferndale tied
with Mr. Ellis Armstrong of Fortuna for
first place in declamation. Mr Howard
Ryan and Walter Powell of Eureka were
awarded second place in oration and dec-
In the evening, the guests at the
College were offered a rare treat in the
musical contest. The orchestras of Arcata
Fortuna, and Eureka each furnished
numbers on the programs. Fortuna was
awarded first place and Eureka second.
Previous to the contest Arcata had with-
drawn as a contestant. Vocal solos by
representativeS of each of the four high
schools comprised the second num ber
on the program. First place was attained
by Frank Davis of Arcata, and second
by Clyde Biord of Eureka. The third
number on the program consisted of in-
strumental solos. Leslie Clausen of Fern-
dale was awarded first place and Grace
Davidson of Arcata second. The last
number was ensemble singing. Eureka
qualified first and Ferndale second.
Not a quarter passed in this school
year without some improvements being
made in the surroundings of the school
or in the buildings. On the borders of
the gravel walks which lead to the main
building flowers were planted. The ath-
letic field also underwent a number of
changes. Diamond and track were pre-
pared for their activities. while the ten-
nis courts were coated with a quantity of
asphalt and were improved in other re-
spects, The most important interior im-
provement was perhaps the two-circuit-
program clock purchased soon after the
opening of the second semester and in-
stalled in the office. It has made possible
the accurrate ringing of all the warning
bells in the main buildings as well as in
the shop and gymnasium. Other interior
improvements were black boards and a
bulletin board for the biology room,
benches and a stove for the shower room,
and the fitting up of a room for the
mechanical drawing students.
The Commercial Department which
has given splendid aid to school activit-
ies since its first establishment in the
school has this year been a big help. The
monthly Advances edited by the classes
were at first mimeographed and later
printed when we purchased our press.
All tickets, programs, etc. have been
put out by the commercial department.
The number of students enrolled in
the commercial classes, which include
typing, bookkeeping, shorthand, and
commercial arithmetic, was large. A con-
siderable number was also enrolled in the
night school commercial classes.
The work accomplished by the stu-
dents was very commendable and many
were awarded typing certificates and
bronze medals. The following are the
names of students who have been a-
warded Underwood Typing Certificates
for trying 30 or more words per minute:
Ruth Howell, Wallace Hemphill, Al-
exander McMillan, Clara Parton, Lester
Spellenberg, Carl Miller, Mary Chaffey,
Lorraine Davidson, Helen Bjornsen,
Ethel Crain, Lillian Olsen, William Hale,
Rudolph Larson, Michael Pontoni, Clif-
ford Berry, Leslie Stromberg, Frank
Acorn, Harold Sundquist, and Andrew
The following were awarded bronze
medals for typing 40 or more words per
Ruth Howell, Clara Parton, Mary
Chaffey, Lillian Olsen.
Bookkeeping certificates were also
awarded as follows:
Harold Sundquist, Ernest Henry, Lillie
Gingg, Angelo Lavini, Grace Davidson,
Francis Green, Andrew Smith, and
The typing team was successful this
year in winning the county typing con-
test which was held at Eureka, May 5.
Ruth Howell of Arcata won the contest
making 45 words per minute on the Un-
derwood typwriter. Arcata was repesent-
ed in this contest by the following:
Ruth Howell, Mary Chaffey, Lor-
raine Davidson, and Clara Parton.
Svvninr Gllaaa Birvrtnrg.
By the faces she makes
By his loud socks
By her flixver
As a dancing doll
By her knowledge
By her chatter
By his hen-peeked expression.
By her curls.
By her tow-head-
By his disposition.
By her vamping eyes.
As a baby doll.
By the noise she makes.
By his quiet ways
By her hair.
By his grin
By her voice
By his dimples
By her brillant ideas
By her blushes
Talking to Miller's boy
At the piano.
In the window seat.
Dreaming of ---- ? I
With a country boy.
Causing a disturbance.
In a flivver.
With a freshman.
In Domestic Science.
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The first interscholastic athletic
event of the year was football instead of
track as in previous years. Soon after
the opening of the season, our football
captain, Alex Skee, left Arcata, and
Cecil Ripley took his place for the re-
mainder of the season. Much enthusi-
asm was shown for football and many
tried out for the team.
After several weeks of practice in kick-
ing, forward passing, receiving passes,
"spilling,H tackling, and various other
football tactics, Arcata met the Eureka
High School in a practice game which
was won by the latter, 6 to 0. Every
boy who was out for football was used
in this game.
The opening game of the interscho-
lastic schedule was played with Fortuna
on October 1. The Fortunans scored
heavily early in the game, while the Ar-
catans scored in the last few minutes of
play. The lone touch down was secured
only after a series of line plunges in the
The second game on October 8, was on
the home field with the "Red and Green"
eleven of the Eureka High School.
Arcata played one of the best games of
the year and won by a 9 to 0 score. In
this game the Arcata backfield men, with
the staunch support of the line, pushed
through the Eurekans like asteam engine
through a paper wall. The first three
points were made in an early part of the
game, as a result of a well placed kick
followed later with a touchdown. The
score was 9 to 0.
The following Saturday, October 22,
Arcata met with defeat at the hands of
the Ferndale High School eleven at Fern-
dale. The game was well played by both
teams. Ferndale gained ground easily
with end runs in this fight. Arcata only
scored once, getting 7 points. The final
score was: Ferndale, 13, Arcata, 7.
The Fortuna team invaded the Arca-
ta territory on Saturday, October 29, and
clashed for honors with our boys. Both
teams scored twice and the result was a
tie. The game was full of thrilling and
exciting moments, and both teams fairly
ripped up the turf in an effort to gain
ground. The final score was 13 to 13.
The A. U. H. S. football heroes
downed the Ferndale aggregation who
came to Arcata on November 5 with
hopes of repeating the performance of
the game at Ferndale, October 22. The
victory for Arcata was won by one
point. Both teams secured two touch-
downs, but Ferndale was unable to
convert, consequently the victory went
to the home team. The score was 13 to
12 in favor of Arcata.
The last game of the season was
played with the Eureka eleven at Eureka,
Saturday November 12. The Eurekans
were eager to retrieve the defeat that
they suffered from our boys on the home
grounds. The Arcata line was not able
to withstand the consistent attacks of
the "Red and Greenv, and the 'home
team lost the game, a 22 to O score. This
game gave the county championship and
also the football cup which had been
held by Arcata to Eureka.
With the closing of the schedule, the
captain for the following fall was elect-
ed, Charles Vanoncini receiving the po-
The standing of the teams was as
follows: Eureka, Championsg Arcata
and Fortuna, tied for second place,
Ferndale, ' 'Celler Champions. H
The A. U. H. S. line-up for the sea-
SkeefCapt.D, full back
Sechler, tackle and full back
Brundin, right half
Voiles, left half
Ripley, fCapt.J quarter back
Vanoncini, right end
Hemphill, left end
McDonald, right tackle
Gehrig, left tackle
Lundberg, right guard
Spinas, left guard
Subs. --Graham, McMillan, and Stevens.
The girls of ourschool, with renew-
ed energy and pep, again attemped to
put a fast team into the field this year.
Under Coach Dunton and Captain Ber-
niece Stokes a Hniftyl' team was picked
from the girls who had tried out for the
squad, but unfortunately the teams of
the other high schools were superior.
The girls suffered the first defeat of
the year at Fortuna on October 1, by a
score of 9 to 2. The game was interest-
ing to the Fortuna fans, but few realized
that the Arcata girls had failed to provide
themselves with step-ladders in order to
out play the tall Fortuna girls' team.
More ill-luck was carried by the
"Black and Gold" team when the Eureka
ball tossers presented them with another
defeat on October 8, on the local court.
While the Arcatans caged the ball well,
the Eureka girls, aided by good guarding,
succeeded in keeping in the lead. The
final score was: Eureka, 42, Arcata, 10.
The Arcata team made a much better
stand against the Ferndale team, on the
Ferndale court, Saturday, October 22.
Ferndale won the game, but our High's
team was on its toes throughout all four
quarters. The score was much more
evenly divided than those of the previous
games. Ferndale 293 Arcata 16.
The Arcata squad added another
defeat to its string when the Fortuna
girls, after two quarters of good team-
work by both squads, took the game by
an 18 to 15 score. This game was on our
local court, October 29.
Arcata won her only game of girls,
basket-ball on November 5 from Fern-
dale. Arcata 293 Ferndale 16. Good team
work was the main factor in this tussle
and the one most important in winning
The following week. November 12,
The home team journeyed to the county
seat long enough to enable Eureka to
score a sufficient number of points to
win the game. The score was 33 to 3 in
favor of the Eureka High School team.
The Eureka High School won the
championship, with Fortuna second,
Ferndale third, and Arcata last.
The Arcata High School Girls' basket-
ball team was composed of the following:
Forwards --Alexia Devlin, Edna Minaker
and Margaret Thompson, Centers-Jean
Brett, Gladys Rose, and Janet Goodwin,
GuardsYBerniece Stokes fCaptD, Pearl
Brett, and Ruth Howell, Subs.HCath-
erine Armstrong, Dymae Baldwin, Sarah
Christie, and Loleta Ford.
The prospects for a championship
seemed very poor for the unlimited team
and good for the limited. The unlimited
squad had only one player left from the
previous year's championship team,
namely, Ripley, who played guard.
Around Ripley and Vanoncini, who was
the 120-pound captain last year and the
unlimited captain this year, Coach Rieben
built a strong, fast team.
The limited team, picked from boys
having fifty-eight or less exponents, in
accordance to the Decathelon Classificat-
ion of weight, age, year in school, etc.,
consisted of players of the urevious year's
squad. Leslie Stromberg, who played
guard the year before, was captain of
this yearls team. Mr. Ham coached the
limited team again this year.
Before the first games, the teams,
unlimited and limited, had preliminary
games with various aggregations of the
vicinity, such as the Humboldt State
Teachers' College teams, the Arcata Fire-
man squads etc. Several games in which
the honors were divided were also played
between the two squads of the school.
The games between the High School
teams and the Firemen usually resulted
in victories for the latter. The High
School unlimited also suffered defeat at
the hands of the Humboldt State Teachers'
College regulars. The limited squad gave
the "Teachersl' second team, a number
of defeats, however.
The opening games of the interscho-
lastic basketball schedule were played
away from home. Arcata wentto Fortuna
on Friday, January 20, and succeeded in
dividing the honors.
The limited won a very close and
hard fought game from the Fortuna
lightweights by a score of 13 to 12. The
unlimited eicnt went to Fortuna in the
same manner that the Arcata players
took the game from the Fortuna limited
squad. The score was 10 to 7 in favor of
On January 27, Arcata handed the
Ferndale teams adouble, decisive defeat
oi. the local court. The limited boys out-
played their opponents throughout. The
score of this game was 25 to 8 in favor
The unlimited game resulted in a
better showing for the Ferndale boys,
but the Arcatans succeeded in keeping
the lead. The final score was 23 to 14.
Up to February 4, the Arcata light-
weights had not lost a game, but on this
date they were defeated by a close score
of 10 to 8, by the Eureka High School
The unlimited, in spite of all handie
caps, defeated Eurekals fast unlimited in
one of the closest and hardest fought
games of the year, by a score of 16 to 15.
The result of these two contests
were of much surprise to the fans, for
everyone expected the lightweights to de-
feat the Eureakans, and the Eureka un-
limited five to win from the Arcata
"heavies" with ease.
The game starting the second half of
the season was played on February 18,
Arcata going to Ferndale and annexing
two easy victories from the somewhat
discouraged "cellar champions!" The lim-
ited score was 13 to 3, the unlimited score,
17 to 2. H
Perhaps the two most interesting
games of the year were reserved for the
home town fans when the Arcata teams
played the Eureka squads on February
25, before a good crowd of rooters. The
Arcata lightweight five easily defeated
their opponents by a 20 to 11 score.
The greater interest was centered on
the game between the two unlimited
teams, however, because, the outcome
practically decided the county basketball
championship. The home team lost this
game to the Eureka tossers, after four
quarters of hard playing. The score was
Eureka 27 3 Arcata 14.
The Fortuna games, which ended the
season, were played at Arcata on Friday
March 3. The limited team of the A. U.
H. S. annexed an easy victory, outplay-
ing the visitors in every stage of the
game. The score read: Arcata 25, For-
tuna 6. This victory gave our boys the
county limited basketball championship.
The Arcata unlimited repeated the per-
formance of the "midgets" and won by a
score of 28 to 2, giving A.U.H.S. second
place in basketball.
The line-ups for the year were as follows:
Arcata Limited-Mr. Ham, coach.
Stromberg tcapt.l, Center.
Nicholson and Ray, Forwards.
Green and Feurwerker, Guards.
Pittman, Miller, Berry, Spellenberg,
and Todd, Substitutes.
Arcata Unlimited-Mr. Rieben,
UNLIMITED BOYS' BASKETBALL TEAM
LIMITED BOYS' BASKETBALL TEAM
Vanoncini CCapt.J, Furber, McMill-
an, Forwards. Bittencourt, Hemphill,
Brundin, and Rose, Guards. Ripley, Cent-
Unlimited. W. L. Pct.
Eureka - - 5 - - 1 - -.833.
Arcata - 4 - - 2 - -.666.
Fortuna - 3 - - 3 - -.500.
Ferndale - - 0 - - 6 - -.000.
Arcata - - 5 - - 1 - 1833.
Fortuna - 4 - -2 - -.666.
Eureka - 2 - - 4 - 1333.
Ferndale - 1 - - 5 - -.166.
Although a new game in this coun-
ty, soccer ball, which is somewhat relat-
ed to football in the manner of line up
and number of men needed, aroused the
interest of followers of athletlics this
year. This game was treated asaminor
sport and was not included under the
regular interscholastic athletic activities.
It was introduced in Arcata by Mr. A.
Ham of our high school faculty and was
readily taken up by the physical educa-
tion department of the Humboldt State
Terchers' College. The Eureka High
School and Junior College also took up
soccer as a minor sport.
Afairly fast aggregation of eleven
men was picked from the Arcata High
School physical training squad. A num-
ber of games were played with the
Humboldt State Teachers' College, Eu-
reka High School, and the Eureka Jun-
Later in the year a brief schedule
was drawn up and a twelve inch loving
cup was presented to the team which
won the championship. The Eureka
High team won the cup, after defeating
the home team at Eureka, on February
21, by a score. of 4 to 1.
Tennis formed one of the chief ath-
letic attractions for the students this
year. Many students of upper and lower
classes tried out for the tennis team
and Captain Armstrong and Coach Ham
had no trouble in picking a good team.
The annual tennis tournament was
held at Eureka on May 20. The following
schools were represented: Eureka, Arca-
ta, Ferndale, and Fortuna. Eureka won
the county title, winning practically all
of the matches which were often very
interesting. The Arcata members played
in good style throughout.
The Arcata lineup for the 1922 sea-
son was as follows:
Boys? Singles-Francis Furber.
Boys, Doubles--Albert Lima and
Mixed Doubles---Catharine Plant and
Girls' Singes-HCatherine Armstrong.
Girls' Doubles-Catherine Armstrong
and Janet Goodwin.
The championship team of 1921,
which was composed largely of senior
boys, was greatly weakened at their
graduation, but it was hoped that another
winning team would be put out this year.
After a number of weeks spent in train-
ing, Coach Rieben and captain Francis
Furber selected a good team from the
large number of boys that were trying
out for positions.
The first game was to have been
played with Fortuna at Arcata on April
1, but it was postponed. "The Black
and Gold" tossers played the Humboldt
State Teachers, College team on that
day and won the tussle in a 10 inning
game by the score of 10 to 9.
The Arcata High ball players start-
ed out at a whirlwind gait in the early
stage of the game against Eureka,
April 8. The "Red and Green" players
letanumber of runs go through, but
took the game after a strong rally in a
late period. The score vias, Eureka 12.
Arcata dropped back another step
in the race for county championship
vvlzer Ferndale vlon the game played on
our grounds, by the score of 15 to 3.
The "Black and Goldi' team was
determined to viin the game from For-
tuna, played in that city. The contrary
happened again, for Arcata lost by a
score of 11 to 4. incidentally the A.U.H.
S. suuad was dropped from the race
for the pennant.
Our boys went to Ferndale on Sat-
urday, April 29, and won the game by
a score of 10 to 5. The feature of the
game was Francis fDutchD Green's home
run as a result of losing the ball in a
gopher hole. However, this victory en-
couraged our boys to greater possibilities.
On May 8, Arcata defeated the old
rival, Eureka, in the latter's territory, by
a score of 9 to 4.
The line-up for the A. U. H. S. Boysl
Baseball team of the 1922 season was as
Furber fcapt.D s. s.
Moranda 1. b.
Ripley 2. b.
P. Worthington 3. b.
Vanoncini l. f.
Hemphill c. f.
Stromberg r. f.
Utility: Acorn pg Bittenccurt cg
Lester Spellenberg 2nd base: A. McMillan
3rd base. ,
Girls, baseball held the highest place
in girls, athletics this year as it did in the
previous year. The prospects for a good
team were very favorable due to the
large number of girls who tried out for
various positions. Miss Dunton, with the
assistance of Captain Catherine Arm-
strong, coached the team. The games
were run on the same schedule as boys'
The Fortuna game, which was to
have opened the interscholastic baseball
series on April 1, was postponed, so the
first game of the season was played with
Eureka, April 8, on the home ground.
This game was interesting from start to
finish, in spite of the fact that the Eureka
girls won by a score of 14 to 7.
On April 15, the A. U. H. S. Girls'
Baseball Team administered an over-
whelming defeat to the Ferndale girls.
The Ferndale squad could not stand up
to the heavy hitting indulged in by our
girls, and retired early in the fifth inn-
ing, forfeiting to Arcata. The score
was 26 to 4.
Another victory was chalked up for
the home girls when they defeated the
Fortuna "tossers" at Fortuna on April 22.
The score of 8 to7 indicates the closeness
of the game which was hotly contested.
The following Saturday, April 29,
Ferndale, went down to defeat before
our girls, with ascore of 15 to 4. An
accident to two of the Ferndale players
interupted the game, but after it was as-
certained that neither injury was serious,
the game was concluded after the boys,
The second defeat of the year receiv-
ed by the "Black and Gold" players was
again at the hands of the old rival, Eu-
reka. The game was played at the coun-
ty seat and won by Eureka with the score
of 11 to 1. This game practically gave
the championship for girls' baseball to
The last game of the year which was
to have been played with Fortuna was
forfeited to Arcata. The standing of the
schools in the race for the championship
was as follows: Eureka, first placeg Ar-
cata, secondg Fortuna, thirdg Ferndale,
The following girls represented the A.
U. H.S. in besebaliz Pearl Brett--catcherg
BOYS' BASEBALL TEAM
GIRLS' BASEBALL TEAM
Marie Ennis-epitcherglJanet Goodwin--
pitcher and r.fieldg Jean Brett--1st base,
Mary Chaffey--2nd lgase: Margaret Gra-
ham--3rd base, Mae Moorehead right
short stop: Bernice Stokes--left short
stop: Grace Bittencurtecenter field,
Catherine Armstrong fcaptj left field.
Utility: Edna LeVeque fright short stopb,
Gladys Rose fright fieldj, Lillian Olsen
After many weeks of hard training,
Coach Ham and Captain Cecil Ripley
picked a track team which proved to be
a winner. It had been fifteen years since
the track cup was first awarded to the
winner of the high school contest and in
that time Arcata High School had always
made futile attempts to win the prize.
This year, howeverit was different. Each
track man was in the pink of condition
and each determined to do his best to
win. They did win a competition which
will long be remembered in this part of
the state. The following schools entered
men: Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna,
Ukiah, Mendocino City, and Covelo.
The field events were held on the
Humboldt State Teachers' College Athlet-
ic field, from ten o'clock until noon.
Then a picnic-lunch was served on the
College grounds. The meet continued in
the afternoon at the Arcata High School
track before crowded bleachers and
before many athletic enthusiasts who
followed the athletes about the field. Not
until the finish of the relay race was
Arcata assured of the day's victory.
The score was: Arcata 58, Eureka 52,
Ukiah 30, Ferndale 20, Fortuna 17, Cov-
Frank Davis proved to be an un-
usual star in this meet. He led all the
individual contestants in the number of
points gained, scoring 20 1-4. As a result
he was awarded a silver medal by the
Humboldt State Teachers' College. Other
point winners for Arcata were Ripley
with 11 1-4 paints, Bittencurt with 7 1-4
and Nicholson with 7. McGrath of Eureka
broke four County records and was the
individual star for that school.
Those who officiated at the meet
were: Starter, Rodenberger of Fortuna,
Judges, Lloyd Webster of Eureka, Sid-
ney Nielsen of Ferndale, Referee, A. G.
Sly of Arcata: Clerk, R. H. Jenkins of
Arcata. These officials acted in a very
commendable and efficient manner.
The following composed the A. U.
H. S. track team:
50 Yd--Nicholson, Symmes.
100 Yd--Nicholson, Symmes.
220 Yd--Nicholson, Symmes.
High J ump-- Stromloerg, Berry, Henry.
Shot-8lb.-- Green, Henry.
Broad J ump-- Nicholson, Berry.
50 Yd.-- Davis, Ripley, Bittencurt.
100 Yd.-- Davis, Ripley, Bittencurt.
220 Yd -- Davis, Bittencurt. Gehrig.
440 Yd -- Davis. McClasky, Bittencurt.
880- McClasky, McDonald.
120 Hurdles--Ripley, Acorn.
220 Hurdles--Ripley, Acorn, Beach.
High J ump--Rose, Acorn.
Broad J ump--Rose, Davis.
Pole Vault--Acorn. W. Worthington.
Shot 12lb.--Bittencurt, Vanoncini.
Javelin--Furloer, Acorn, Buckley.
Relay--Ripley, Bittencurt, McC1asky,
GIRLS' TRACK MEET
Another interesting sport has come
into school athletic activities for girls:
namely, track. This event was held at
Eurka High School Athletic field on May
20, Eureka and Arcata being the only
contestants. Eureka won the meet with
BOYS' TRACK TEAM
GIRLS' TRACK TEAM
The following is a list of Arcatais
100 yd-D. Baldwin, L. Cochrane, Minaker.
75 yd--M. Graham, J. Brett, M. Chaffey.
50 yd--M. Graham, M. Moorehead.
Baseball throw--J. Brett, P. Brett, M.
Graham. M. Cbaffey.
Basketballthrow--D. Baldwin, M. Ennes,
Running Broad Jump-H-C. Rose, L. Kell-
er, M. Chaffey.
Standing Broad Jump----L. Davidson.
High Jump---L. Keller, P. Brett, S.
Relays-L. Keller, D. Baldwin, M. Min-
aker, P. Brett.
Run-step-and-jump J. Brett, M. Minak-
er, E. Minaker.
Formerly it had been the custom of
the school to carry on interclass athletic
activities by challenges made to one class
by another. This year, however, it was
found advisable to appoint a committee
to carry on the interclass contests. The
work of the committee was to draw up
schedules for the games desired and to
determine the standings of the classes in
interclass athletics during the year. The
committee, consisting of a boy and a girl
representative from' each class, acted
throughout the term. Through the work
of this committee a silver loving cup was
procured as a trophy and was given to
the class having won the highest per-
centage of interclass contests. Miss Dun-
ton and Mr. Ham acted as committee
advisors, while Joe Bonacina was chair-
man. The rest of the committee was
composed of the following: Seniors--
Dorothy Hill, Roy Sorensong Juniors--
Gladys Rose, Joe Bonacinag Sophomores--
Alexia Devlin, Leslie Strombergg Fresh-
men--Jean Brett, Thomas Murphy. A
The games were played according to
the schedules drawn up by the Interclass
Athletic Committee. The junior boys won
the basket ball championship after ab-
ministering two defeats, one to the
"frosh7' and the other to the Seniors,
in a three game series. The Seniors, who
had previously defeated the Sophomores,
achieved second place.
The sturdy little"frosh" girls com-
pletely ran away with the girls' inter-
class baseball series by defeating every
class. The juniors easily won second
The junior boy's nine was expected
to win the baseball series, but the soph-
omore hstickersw bewildered all the other
classes by handing them a severe defeat.
The juniors ranked a close second.
The interclass tract meet which was
held two weeks before the annual inter-
scholastic meet served as a tryout for
our team. Much enthusiam was shown
for this interclass event, and each class
was well represented with track men.
The result was a championship for the
sophomores, and placed them in the lead
for the interclass cup. The junior class
ranked a close second. Those who placed
in the interclass events were chosen to
represent the school in the big meet of
Interclass activities for the girls
began with girls' basketball. The seniors
came out as champions, while the fresh-
men girls took second place.
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Miss Gallagher fin English ID. "What insect
pretends it is dead to protect itself?"
Michael Pontoni: "A skunk."
Daven Devlin. "What is an optimist?"
Miss Dunton. "A boy who comes into Latin
with a smile on his face."
Carl McDonald freading from the "Merchant
of Venice"J. "Turn you where your lady is
and claim her with a loving kiss."
Mrs. Acheson. "That's very appropriateg go
Miss Gallagher fin English IIIJ. "What is
A bright junior. "A study of the stars."
It was rumored in U. S. History that Robert
Burns was an American poet of President Jack-
son's administration. We doubt it, but still a
senior said it.
Cecil Ripley, in a play, was required to wear
whiskers. Some time after the play had been
given, Thelma was heard to say, "Oh my! Ce-
cil's whiskers tickled me almost to death."
Miss Dunton. "Adverbs don't agree with
anything." Jamesfaside to Thelmaj. "Say, you
must be an adverb."
Betty Messinger Qin Eng 1V to Harland Mc
Donaldj "Can you give a sentence using similar
and the present tense of sing?"
H. MCD. "I sing similar to a frog."
Harland McDonald has invented this novel Way
for dividing decimals! "Shut your eyes and then
put down the decimal point."
The Visage of a Senior
The girls say is quite
For they make Hempy
Every once in a while
And he shows his sweet
fall . n
Advance, I know one."
Editor. "Sure, what is it?"
Senior. "The junior class."
'Ifyou want a good joke for the
Miss Dunton came into the library and ordered
Merriam Worthington out.
Merriam. "Gosh, I just had a smile on my
Miss D. "It must have cracked or made a
Francis Furber Qin chemistryj. Will nitric
acid work on ivory?"
Miss Taylor. "Try it on your head and find
Sorenson fin U. S. Historyj. "Silence in the
classroom the monkey Wants to speak."
Class. "Go ahead."
Miss Taylor to Cecil Ripley. "What are the
two most important forms of carbon?"
Cecil. "Diamonds and coal." fColeJ.
Berniece Stokes fwhen she heard Mr. Ham
coming into history classj. "Here comes Mr.
Ham kids, get into your books."
1. Mrs. Acheson fin French IIJ. "Harland, your
hair is singular."
2. Mr. Ham fin physical ed.J. "Everyone fall
3. Mr. Cooperrider. 'fWilliam, run down the
list on the blackboard."
4. Mrs. Acheson, noticing Chester Gro0m's ab-
sence from class, asked, "Has Chester flu?"
5. Mrs. Stirring. "If you have a sentence to
give, say it on your feet."
6. Mrs. Acheson. "Welton, don't talk to Mer-
riam, he's bad enough already."
7. Miss Dunton. fin Latin IJ. "What verb
shall we use? Oh yes, let's use amo.I like that
8. Mary Chaffey. "Now all line up in a circle."
9. Gladys Rose "I canlt see, the sun is in the
Miss Gallagher, giving out quotations in
Eng. IV, "'Poems are made by fools like
Laura Patenaude fin U. S. Historyb NI
Want Jefferson. 'l
Mr. Ham "All right, you may have him. 7'
Miss Gallagher said we might write an
essay On a Piece of Paper, if we wished.
We decided it would be advisable.
Oh Physics, snappy physics
Where our noble seniors play,
They must have some diversion,
So they take it there each day.
They have a snappy teacher,
The best you ever saw,
She returns their monthly papers,
With the mark O. K., R.A.H., R.A.H.
QR. A. Hilll
H. McDonald. '22,
Mrs. Acheson in French II after having
asked Michael Pontoni to write "La
Turkey" on the board: "Don't write that
turkey down till Janet finds it."
Life's a joke
The freshmen show it R'
Look at the Juniors
And then you'll know it. A
lWith apologies to Gayj Q
i. "A Junior"
Mrs. Acheson in French II to H. Mc-
Donald who was gazing out into the rain,
"Harland, "fait attention" you are no
duck, I hopef'
C. Plant. "Has the bell rung?ll
M. Morehead. "Surely, what do you sup-
pose it would do, blow?"
Mrs. Hill. i'Peter, please quit making
goo-goo eyes at me. "
C. Plant. "Will the secretary please read
the meetings of the last minute."
I thot, I pondered, I racked my brain,
I studied books of unknown lore,
To find for me a suitable plot
For my story for English Four.
When I tried to think my mind went
As it has done many times before,
So I failed to find that elusive plot,
For that story for English Four.
I looked at my classmates and wondered
They looked so angry and sore.
Then I remembered that despicable plot
For our story for English Four.
Now if I die before my time,
Don't question or wonder why, for
The cause will de that infernal plot
For our story four English Four.
Harland McDonald '22
Mrs. Achesonflistening to one of those
"Educated Seniors" trying to translate
in French II.J "This is very painful. It's
quite an ordeal for me. "
Claire Lindstrand. .Where does Lois
Evelyn Welbes. "She lives right over our
Roy Sorenson. "I am getting a little
Mr. Ham. "Well, as long as you don't get
a pony it's all right."
Geraldine Hunt. fin U. S. Historyl. "It
was the Anti-Sherman Trust act." .
Mr. Ham. l'You have Antifauntyj in the
C. Plant. "How do you spell extravagant?
C. Armstrong. ML-a-V-i-s-h'l
Francis Furber. "Yes, Lake county is full
of lakes and everybody rides themf'
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fnd SO I5 baseball CAN YOU IMAGINE
Paul Crawford as yell leader?
The "Annie and Mary" in Arcata on time?
Frank Gehrig getting five ones?
Janet being flunked? 1
Having an hour at noon?
Genevieve sitting still five minutes?
Francis Buckley flirting with Janet?
Lorna Cochrane quiet?
Martella Aggeler coming to school every
Alson Brizard not chewing gum?
Lois McAtee singing bass?
Grace Aggeler yelling Rah! Rah?
Grown up freshies?
Juniors forgetting their importance?
Mrs. Acheson not throwing slams at
Wallace Hemphill without dimples?
Welton without a Saxaphone?
Merriam wide awake?
Thelma said she had five junior pictures
coming next year-
Roy. "Huh, Cecil must be going to get
five different poses taken. 7'
I. Cold feet--a contagious disease that
attacks everyone but Seniors.
2. Excuse---something grabbedin haste.
5. Pony--ridden by many--seen by few.
6. Junior--something that isn't-
7. Office--a shock to one's grades.
1. Prof. on time, class goes fine--Prof.
late, flunks out eight.
2. Spare the brain and spoil the recitation.
3. All work and no play make a hit with
4. A chew of gum--and study gains
Miss Gallagher treading names of flow-
ers in Shakespeare's playsl "Love-In-
Idlenessf' Do you know what that isY'
Alson Brizard--"Oh yes, we have plenty
of that here.'l
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