Ardmore High School - Spectrum Yearbook (Ardmore, OK)
- Class of 1912
Page 1 of 100
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WHAT WILL You GIVE FOR
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TO OUR DEVOTED AND BELOVED SECRETARY OF THE
ARDMORE SCHOOL BOARD
FOR SEVEN YEARS
Grnrgr Nmrg Brute
WE RESPECTFULLY DEDICATE THIS
GEORGE HENRY BRUCE
vo1..vu1. NO.'3. Anmvions, OKLA., MAY, 1912 Price zsc
George Henry Bruce
Mr. G. H. Bruce, to whom this volume is dedicated, was born in Orange County, Vt., April
23, 1841. When he was 18 years of age he and his brother, R. Bruce, came south and settled
in Gonzales County, Texas, where they lived until the opening of tl1e Civil War.
True to their adopted home, he and his brother espoused the cause of the Confederacy,
and joined Terry's Texas Rangers, Company E. With this company he saw active service
throughout the entire war, and fought with three of the greatest cavalry leaders this country
has ever seen: John H. Morgan, Nathan Bedford Forrest and Joe lllheeler. Following such
leade1's as these necessarily took him into 1nany of the fiercest battles of this terrible war.
He was wounded twice-once in tl1e left arm, and once in the left leg. Tl1rougl1out the entire
struggle he was brave and loyal, as is evidenced by the fact that on one occasion, when he had
carried l1is brother off tl1e field, who had been wounded by a grape shot, they fell into the
hands of the enemy, who offered to pay their transportation back to any point in the north,
but he sternly refused to accept anything at their hands.
lt is quite a coincidence that he and his brother, S. R. Bruce, we1'e combatants throughout
tl1e entire war on the Confederate side, and had two other brothers who went all the way
through the war in the federal army. -
Just as the war was closing, this brave young Confederate cavalryman met, wooed and
won Miss Mattie Reeves of Oglethorpe, Ga., whom he married on April 14, 1865. Possibly
tl1e1'e has never been a happier union than this one. They have four children today, two
sons and two daughters: C. P. Bruce and Stanley R. Bruce of Oklahoma City, Mrs. S. M. Tor-
bett of Ada, and Mrs. H. E. Foster of this city.
After the close of the war Mr. Bruce came to Hunt County, Texas, where he lived until
Feb. 1-L,1890, when he moved to this city. For a number of years he engaged in the saddle
and harness business. About ten yea1's ago he accepted the city clerkship of this city, at the
earnest solicitation of 111any of the principal city otlicials, and has held the office continuously
from that time to this.
He was a member of the Iirst board of education ever organized i11 this city, and has been
a member continuously from that time to this. He has assisted in building up from a mere
beginning one of tl1e ,greatest systems of schools in the southwest, and has contributed largely
toward its rapid and successful development. Possibly there is no other person in the entire
city who knows all the details in connection with tl1e schools as well as he.
Possibly there is no one in this city who is so gentle, uniformly courteous and kind and
sympathetic with every one as he. In fact, these qualities have won for him the love of the
entire city, and every one feels so kindly toward him that he is affectionately known as Uncle
Besides his work for the city and the schools, he is secretary of nearly all the lodges and
every other organization with which he is connected, and no man is more careful about the
details of his work than is Uncle George.
The faculty and student body, with one accord, wish for him many more happy years
filled with pleasure and kindly rninistration.
THE' CRITERION many
NEIV HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. .
BOARD OF EDUCATION: FACULTY:
R. A. HEFNER, P'7'6.9TIl6'l'I't. C. IV. RICHARNDS, Superintendent.
G. H. BRUCE, Sem'etm'y. GENTRY HODGES, Principal.
HAROIJD VVALLACE, TI'8C1'SlH'Gl'. H. H. MEAD.
A. C. YOUNG. O. D. BRIGGS.
C. L. ANDERSON. MRS, W. C. MCCIJINTOCIQ.
J. H. SH1NHoLsEn., CLAUDINE VVILKINSON.
T. L. SMITH. MARTHA C. MOFFET,
C. L. BYRNE.
MAUDE WITJBOBN, Chief.
ALLIE IMAE GWINN.
19121 THE CRITERION 9
Some Marks of Growth
Another sehool year is ending. And as it
passes into history, one naturally asks Whether
any progress has been made. If there have
been any victories, any triumphs, what are
they? In these times when iinprovenient and
has contributed its full quota to the growth of
previous years. ln the following paragraphs
reasons for this belief will be stated as tersely
No school ean be better than its teaching
C. NV. R101 IARIJS
growth are going' on in every other depart-
ment ot' human aetivity, the school and the
sehool system whieh stands still is not doing
the Work to which it is called.
For several years the people of Ardmore
and others who have eoine to look in upon the
schools have believed that our sehools are see
ond to 11one in the state. VVC believe this year
statt. And a new plan in teaeher improvement
has been tried. ltlaeh week oi' the year the
teaehers ot' the various wards have niet to-
gether for professioiial study. A -l-volume set
of books, t'l'ublie Sehool Methods, has been
used as the basis ot' this work. Une ehapter has
been seleeted by the superintendent ot' sehools
for eaeh Week's study, and an hour given,
tCoutinued on page SSD
10 THE ORITERION
Issued by Students of Ardmore High School
This issue of THE CRITERION is the last
under the present' management. It will be
henceforth under a different and a more coin-
petent editor. In looking back over the year's
work, the editor now sees many places where
improvement could have been inade, yet our
ability will be judged, 11ot by what we could
have done, but by what we have done. If we
have been able to put out a magazine of which
you are proud, then good and well, and we
deserve no credit other than that given to any
one who 'does his duty. But if we have not
given you a paper which is a credit to our
school, then we deserve the censure which al-
ways follows uncreditable work. However, we
have no apologies to make, nor excuses to give.
The work has been a pleasure. The editor
has had no reason to complain at any time,
for the members of the staff have worked long
and faithfully. Pleasure has been given up
for their editorial work. The work has, indeed,
been a pleasure and a privilege.
In behalf of the staff, I want to thank the
students of the high school for the interest
they have continuously manifested in our
work. You have been behind the undertaking,
and made it a pleasure for the staff to work,
for they felt that it was something worth
while. Also, I want to thank the faculty for
the interest they have shown in our work. No
one person, no set of persons, however coin-
petent, can successfully carry through this
work without their help and encouragement.
Just one word more: IVhen this paper is
under the new management, next year, feel,
as you have never before, that THE CRITERIQJN
is yours and published for you. Push as you
have never before pushed, make for higher
and nobler things in the school life, and say
that your school journal shall be better each
year, by helping all you can.
The final, word: I thank you for the great
honor you have given me during my school
lifeg I thank the staff for the advice and help
they have given, and the teachers, for their
patience with me, and the public in general
for their many encouraging words.
The monarch may forget the crown
That on his head so late hath been:
The bridegroom may forget the bride
XVas made his own but yester e'eng
The mother may forget the babe
That smiled so sweetly on her knee,
But forget thee will I ne'er,
And all thou hast done for ine.
19121 THE CRITERION
GEORGE AN DERSON
FORD ELEANOR BARRY
FREEMAN GA LT
19121 THE CRITERION 13
Journey to City of Knowledge CLASS HISTORY H 2311
Now it came to pass in the ninth
month of the year of our Lord nine-
teen hundred and nine, that a certain
class of peoplel, led by certain disci-
ples2, began a journey which would
lead them to the wonderful City of
Now it happened that these chil-
dren had, in years before, been led
by other disciples by smaller pathsii.
some filled with stonest, but others
with Howers. The pathi which they
now followed was so new and beau-
tiful that the children would fain have
gone alone, but the disciples smiled
among themselves and called the chil-
dren Sophmoreites. And because
they followed diligently the teachings
of the disciples, their way was pleas-
ant and their number large and the
disciples loved them greatly.
And they continued in the walk the
next year, and the disciples called
them J uniorites. And lo! many were
the thorns and rocks in the road, and
they were sad in spirit, and tl1e dis-
ciples reproved them often and spake
Known as stu-
:Known as teach-
In the grades
A, H. S,
Better known as
Two new senior
' mGc0imetry, Latin,
harshly to them, and many fellf' by
the wayside, and some took other
roads where they could journey on
more slowly, and still others turned
back. And those that were left wept
often, and no one comforted them,
and they feared they would never
reach the City Beautiful.
The students were brave and good,
so they kept on their journey, and the
disciples called them Seniorites, and
they were happy, because they knew
that they had almost reached the City.
Now it came to pass, since their
path was winding, that sometimes
from the top of the mountains of
Duty? they caught glimpses of the
And from the valley two virginss
came and joined them, and all were
But alas! they came to rivers widen
and deep and stony paths1 , where the
thorns met, and they could not have
gone on, but for the loving help of
the disciples. And the disciples
crowned them with laurels sometimes.
14 THE CRITERION flllay,
2312 CLASS HISTORY Ye good and faithful
And the peopleu who followed not
in the path envied them and said dark
things among themselves, but the hap-
py students heeded them not.
As they neared the gate, the disci-
ples spake to them, saying, Ye good
and faithful servants, ye have done
well, and now choose one among your-
selves to be your leader, for are ye not
drawing near to the time when the
disciples will no longer be with you?
And they chose one, Ernestw, known
for his class spirit and earnestness,
and they were well pleased.
Then the disciples gave each stu-
dent a piece of parchmentlit, on which
the events of the journey were in-
dead and buried
scribed, and by this they could enter
the City of Knowledge.
And the disciples warned the stu-
dents thus: Verily, I say unto you,
some there be who wish to come into
the City, and cannot, for the gate is
narrow and it may perhaps be closed
before you can squeeze through, but
go joyfully, with your parchment in
your hand, and meekly walk through.
Inside the City is eternal joy.
Then, bidding the disciples fare-
well, with their robes drawn around
them and singing, they passed through
the gate and traversed the streets of
the City of Knowledge, and were
B. G., '12.
Reflections of a Senior
The days are long and bright and cheery,
But they drag and the hours seem so weary.
The pupils try the lesson to tell,
But, alas, they don 't succeed so well,
For the day is bright and cheery.
Be still yet a while and try to hear,
For exams., like vacation, are drawing near.
Learn a few more lessons and you will be
From all such worries and cares quite free,
And the day will be bright and cheery.
19121 THE CRITERION 15
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XVALTER DREW.-Nelnber of boys' glee club,
'12, historian of Currnuion, '11, valedietorian.
He is a quiet boy and an excellent pupil.
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Lois Gorr.-Member of girls' glee club and
senior girls' sextette, '12, She is just a nice,
sweet girl and in for a good time.
Gonm BOWMAN.-V106-l1l'6SldQ11ti of class
and Philoniatliezin, '12, member of girls' glee
club, '11, '12, and senior girls' sextette, 123
class historian, Winner of silver medal in ora-
torieal contest, '12, president of girls' glee
club, '1-, secretary of Philomathean '11, To
see her is to love ll91',2lI1d love but her forever.
JOE FIiANIi VVILLIAMS.-Meinber of high
school 01'Cl16St1'U, '11 and '12, member of
boys' glee club, '11 and '12, l119111lJ8I' of Ard-
more high school play, '11 and '12, football
team, '11 and '12, track team, '11 and '12,
God bless the man who invented sleep.
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HELEN TERRY.--,lllgll .school pianist. Her ROBERT CRITTENDEN.-H8 is at Very basliful
life is in her- music. V1 teach my lips to boy around the girls, and yet is very fond of
sweetest smiles. ' . , s 1 p- tliem.
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LELAND MCNEES.-Vice-president of class
'11.g vice-president, of Pliilomatliean, '11g
president of Pll1lOII12ltll92l11, '12g niemlier of
boys' glee club, '11 and '12g member of sen-
ior boys' quartette, '12g member of A. H. S.
play, '11 and '12g Winner of gold medal in
oratorical contest, '12g Winner in S. E. ora-
torical contest, '12.
Xl My ,
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Never saw 1 mien or face
In which more plainly I could trace
Benignity and homebred sense
Ripening in perfect innocence.
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Rorcn KRUEGER..-Member of editorial staff WILLIAM FRAME.-Member of DOVS7 S5199
'11 and '12s me111be1'0f11ig11Scllovluvlzw, ,12a Club, 'll and 125 nwtlialli '10 and 'ng base-
member Of bers' glee Club, '12 HH S018 de- ball, '10 and ,11. Billie is especially well liked
sire is to make others laugh. by the girls.
GEORGE ANDERSON.-Member of track team,
'11 and '12g member of boys' glee club, '11 ICARL NVEITH.-BTQIIIIJQI' of boys' glee club,
and 'l2g member of boys' quartette, '12g rep- '12, He is noted for his blushing. And when
resentative in oratorieal contest, 'llg member he laughed, We thought of a Rocky Mountain
of A. H. S. debating team. He's a fine ath- nightingale.
lete and admired by all.
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Lois BRADFORD.-Studies her beloved text- VVILLIS BYNU
M.-There's a lot of common
books from morning until night. sense behind that bold exterior.
MAMIE WHITE.-Came from Tennessee and ADDIE LOU MORGAN. - Came to Ardmore
entered the senior class of 19123 member of from Mississippi and entered the senior class
girls' glee club and senior girls' sextette, '12. of 1912. A mild, meek maiden, with deep
She is reserved and very digniiied in manner. and soulful eyes.
19121 THE CRITERION 19
Essm WINSTON. - Beauty born of mur- JACK BLEAKMORE.-He's the smallest in the
muring sound shall pass into her face. class, and the mascot of the seniors.
HAROLD DITZLER.-Member track team, '11 CLAIRE DYER.-TPQHSUFGT and secretary of
and '12E member of high sohool play, '12g class '12g society editor of CR1TER1oN, '12.
CRITERION staff, ,l2. He thinks more than he She is just a modest little maiden.
20 THE URITERION fMay,
WALTER PITTMAN.-iW6I11b9I' of track team, JAMES B1VENS,-HA greater mind than
'11 and H6 is jHSi1 21 HUG fellow. HLQt tong-119,77 and Hthou 31-t 3, fgllow of g-00d re-
the World slideg I'l1 not budge an inch. Specify'
PHILIP NEILSON.-Member of track team, JENNIE SMITH,
'11 and '12, Philip is a fine athlete and a Her very frowns are fairer far
friend to every one. Than smiles of other maidens are.
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ELIZABETH GWINN.-She is fond of books, AI.PHEUS RINGER.
a great talker and an amiable and pleasant And still they thought, and still the wonder
girl. grew, ,
How one small head could carry all he
CONSTANCE LIANSFIELD.-66M96k loveliness GLADYS HOLT.
is round thee spread, a softness still and If she would just tell all she knew,
holy. She'd teach. a lot to quite a few.
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FAY NVILLIAMS.- Sl1e is just a wee little LIARY RUSSINGTONU-Her life is made
thing, and dear to all who know her.
joy and merrimentf'
GENEVIIEVE NIVUCHE.-Meinher of girls' glee club,
'11, and '12: member of senior girls' sextette, ll2Q secretary
of girls' glee club. 'lrlg representative in oratorical contest,
'10, winner of gold medal in Carter County declamation
contest, '12g member of high school play, '11 and '12g poet
of CRITERION, 'llz assistant editor of CRITERION, '12g clerk
of house of representatives, '10g clerk of senate, '11, salu-
tatorian. Even darkness does not hide her smile.
ERNEST HENDON.-President of class, '11 and '12g
member of boys' glee club, '12: member of high-school play,
'Ilg president of athletic association, '113 assistant editor of
CRITERIUN, fllg editor-in-chief of CRITERION, '12g president
of senate, '12g president of Philomathean Society, '11g rep-
resentative in oratorical contest, '11, member and captain of
liighrschool debating team, '12. He is a fine fellow and the
favorite of the class.
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MARGARET VERNOR.-Member of girls' glee
club, '11 and 'l2g member of senior girls, sex-
tette, '12g vice-president of girls' glee club,
She is not fair to outward view, n
As many maidens beg
Her loveliness I never knew
Until she smiled on me.
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Oh, girls! did you ever see a lovelier
day? Why, the sun is shiningso bright, tl1e
buds on the trees are peeping their heads out
of their tiny green coats and the birds are
trilling their songs here and there, until it
seems as if spring, in all its glory and splen-
dor, has come at a single bound. And look
at this lilac bush, with its fragrant blossoms
all covered with glittering drops of dew.
Isn't it a shame we can't have spring the
whole year round?
But look, girlsg here comes the postman,
and hels coming right in here, too. I wonder
--I wonder who it's for. I took the letter.
VVhen, where have I seen that handwrit-
ing? Its delicate lines and shading. Still
musing thus, I read:
Miss Lois Goff, art supervisor, University
Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
Opening the letter, a delicate fragrance
arose from within. But what was on the tiny
card which had fallen out?
Miss Connie Mansfield, primary teacher,
Manila, Philippine Islands.
t'Well, I should say it's time she is an-
swering 1ny letter, but then I suppose she is
so very interested in the development of those
young Philippinoes' minds, that her time is
well taken up.
I opened the letter and read:
Dear Lois: Am so glad that your vaca-
tion is drawing near. My school will be out
in two Weeks, and oh how glad I will be! l7on't
forget to let me know as soon as possible on
what day you intend to leave Toronto. Am
making preparations for your visit, and know
we will have the best time ever. Will see you
soon. Love from C0NNIE.H
il had Written Connie some time ago that I
would spend the greater part of my visit with
her in the Philippines, but would make, how-
ever, several stops on my way. According to
my plans, I would go to Chicago and visit my
old friend, Mrs. Morris, and from tl1e1'e make
a short visit to San Francisco, after wl1icl1 I
would take the trans-oceanic aeroplane for
But perhaps you do not k1lOW whom I 1116311
when I say Mrs. Morris. .Do you remember
a little timid madcheu, named Essie VVinston,
but whom every one called lleacon ? Her
Deacon has even gone higher, and is pastor
of the largest Presbyterian church in Chicago.
A week later found me seated on her cool
shady veranda. VVe were discussing the sen-
ior class in general, when she suddenly ex-
Oh, do you remember .lack Bleakmore,
who used to go by the name of l'om 'l'humb'l?
NVell, last week I picked up tl1e paper and, to
my surprise, I saw on the first page a large
photograph, over wl1icl1 was written in glar-
ing red letters, 'Bl83kIl10l'9, the World's
Champion Prize Fighter, at the Bynum Thea-
ter, .Iune 12, 19201
If you will but recall tl1e looks of .lack
Iileakmore when he was a senior, you may
imagine how surprised I was at this sudden
statement. And could the Bynum 'l'heater
belong to our 'tfunny man, lVillis'? Yes,
that was exactly who it was, but he is not
alone in this cruel world, and has taken as
his able helpmeet and adviser, our old friend
and classmate, Jennie Smith. A'
lVe were indeed so deeply interested in our
conversation that we had not noticed a lad of
10 years, who was by this time at the steps, and
who handed us a bill and departed. Look-
ing' over it, our eyes suddenly rested on the
cast of My Irish Pal, to be played on the
following night by the McNees-Krueger Stock
Company: Pat O'Flanigan, leading man.
Royce Krueger: Judy 'l'illhast, leading
lady, Lillian llustong Sir .Ioseph Tillhast,
Harold Ditzlerg Aunt Phoebe Castaway,
Golda Bowman, Sally, the maid, Helen
26 THE CRI
Terry. Still scanning the page, I read:
Twenty-five 1253 chorus girls, among whom
will appear the well-known ballet dancers,
Gladys Holt and Fay Williams.
It is needless to say that, after seeing this
entire cast was made up of members of the
class of '12, the following night found us seat-
ed in our boxes when the curtain rose. The
play was a success from beginning to end, and
I found that my friend, Royce Krueger, had
even a larger scope of wit than he had when
After a delightful four days' visit with Es-
sie, I made ready to continue my journey to
San Francisco, where I would remain a few
days. On entering the aeroplane, a lady carrie
up to me and introduced herself as Mrs. Hen-
don. She had recognized me, but, try ,ll ever
so hard, I could not place her. As I stood
looking at her, I saw a peculiar smile Hit over
her face. That odd smile could belong to none
other than Claire Dyer, our old geometry lover.
I learned that she also was going to San Fran-
cisco, and I was assured of her company all
the way. She spoke of her husband several
times throughout the journey. Ernest had be-
come a civil engineer of great distinction.
As we were quietly talking, we were sud-
denly aroused by the ery of the newsboys:
Chicago T'l ttI'll,'Hi6id0Il,t fail to read the new
serial story by Genevieve Nivoche, entitled,
'Consoling Wo1'ds to Old Maids!
But who was that gray-haired gentleman
directly across from us? How familiar his
face looked. Ile was peacefully sleeping, with
an open book in his hand. After a few hours
of undisturbed slumber he opened his eyes,
looked around him as if wondering where on
this earth he was, and we saw that it was
Speedy Williams. Later he came over and
talked with us and told us the whereabouts of
many of our classmates.
NValter Pittman was posing for the car-
toonist of the New York Herald. It is said
that he is quite a leader of the socialist party.
Gertrude Alexander and Margaret Vernor
had gone abroad to cultivate their voices and
would no doubt return with world-wide fame.
Philip Neilson was making good and lead-
ing in athletics at the University of Oklahoma.
James Bivens was traveling with a carni-
val and had the distinction of being the fattest
man in the world.
Bessie Gwi11n had become president of the
IVomen's Federated Clubs of America.
Our conversation was cut short only too
soo11 by our arrival in San Francisco. Never-
theless, we had enjoyed our discussion of old
times. How strange it seemed to be coming
in contact with so many of our classmates.
The next day found me in San Francisco.
My friend and I were walking down tl1e street,
when we met a woman who wanted to know
if we would not like to buy a box of face paint.
Yes, it was Mamie White, selling to other peo-
ple the very same kind she used in the eleventh
The next morning we went to a little sub-
urb just out of the city. As we were nearing
this small village, sweet strains of music Hoat-
ed upon our ears. As we neared, we discov-
ered it to be a hallelujah bunch. There stood
Mary Rossington, Maude VVilborn, Robert
Crittenden, Carl IVeith and Addie Lou Mor-
gan, singing their songs till they echoed over
hills and valleys. But who was the man stand-
ing before them and leading them in their
songs? Well, well, if it wasn't Alpheus
WVe passed on. On the next corner was a
man who seemed evidently to be the center of
attraction, for there was such a crowd around
him that we could hardly get a peep. Then I
heard a somewhat musical voice:
Now look pleasant-see this little bird,
and then he would yell: Right this way, la-
dies and gentlemen, right this way to have
your pictures taken. Have your picture made
while you wait. '
VVe made our way through the crowd, only
191,21 THE CR
to behold George Anderson! But who was the
man in blue overalls who was having his pic-
ture taken? Why, it was Walter Drew, of
course. Well, I might have known those eyes.
I had been in San Francisco for four days,
and had indeed had a delightful visit. I was
to take the trans-oceanic aeroplane on the
following morning and sail for the Philippines.
The next day was an ideal one for my
Hight. On this trip I did not meet any of my
former classmates, with the exception of one,
Billie Frame, who had become an aviator of
I spent the remainder of my vacation with
Connie. I-Iow often did we sit talking together
of those many happy school days, which would
never return. I had heard of every member
of the senior class except one. Yes, I had
heard of them all, for Connie had informed
me that Lois Bradford was in Switzerland,
studying art, and was making quite a success.
I returned after two months to my home
in Toronto, with new zeal and vigor and ready
So here's to the class of 1912,
Thirty-live in number,
WVho at their work so hard did delve,
The people looked in wonder.
Through all these many years
VVe've drifted far apart,
But may we for each other
Have a warm place in our heart.
And when life's journey is ended,
And you have gone above,
May all the seniors greet you
lVith the same old steadfast love.
L. V. Gr., '12,
We, the senior class of 1912 of the Ard-
more High Sehool, conscious of the uncertainty
of earthly glory, realizing that the end of our
high-school career is near at hand, possessed
of our usual unsoundness of mind and defi-
ciency of memory, laying aside all worldly
vanity that doth so easily beset us, do hereby
make and declare, publish and proclaim, re-
voking all other wills heretofore made, and
doubtless their name is legion, this to be our
last will and testa111ent.:
I, Ernest Hendon, president of the class
of 1912, do hereby will and bequeath to the
junior president all of my official belongings,
consisting of one ton of patience to be used
during the class wranglings, one threadbare
smile and a little sack of hair snatched out
in my wildest excitement.
We, James Bivens, Bessie Gwinn and Al-
pheus Ringer, will our entire knowledge of
geometry, together with our knowledge of as-
tronomy, to our junior friends, Pauline Hall
and Roe Ikard.
I, Helen Terry, do hereby will to Mae Rob-
erts, my fellow sufferer in music, my ability
to please Mr. Richards by playing ClilS5'1:Ullf
marches for the lower grades to leave chapel,
and 1ny melodious outbursts of ragtimc to be
used in her chosen profession of Hpounding
VVe, Mary Rossington and Claire llyer, do
bequeath the senior dance hall to any junior
desiring Mr. Hodges' scorn and displeasure.
I, Royce Krueger, do hereby bequeath my
editorship of the famous Line-o'-Type and
my dunee cap to the third-year Gorman class.
We, Margaret Vcrnor and Maude VVilborn,
will and bequeath our dawning interest in
the visiting football teams to our similarly
interested friends and school mates, Ruth
Blake, Elise Potterf and Norma Lawson.
IVe, Billie Frame and Jennie Mae Smith,
28 THE CRITERION fMa.y,
do hereby will to our unsuspecting history fol-
lowers, our extraordinary assignments, and
our ability to write special reports after
months of agonizing effort.
I, Joe Frank lfVilliams, will my ability to
sleep through any recitation, disregarding sub-
ject. place or teacher, and my title of
speedy, too, to any one.
We, Fay Williams and Gladys Holt, here-
by will our faculty for knowing how to seem
to be the meekest and most dignified girls in
school, to our ardent admirers and perpetual
imitators, Lucy Jones and Callie Thompson.
I, Leland McNees, do hereby bequeath my
unlimited knowledge of my good looks, also
one can of midnight oil, used in acquiring my
information on Roberts' Rules of Order, to
VVe, Essie lVinston, lValter Drew and
George Anderson, do hereby bequeath that
entrancing study, physics, upon which our en-
thusiastic professor waxes eloquent, to any
one who invites gray hairs, furrowed brows
and a final resting place in an insane asylum.
I, Mamie VVhite, will to the junior girls
my recipe for making and preserving a beau-
W'e, Lois Virginia Goff and Robert Critten-
den, bequeath our most faithful guardian and
overseer, Miss Moffet, to the juniors, with the
hope that she
I, Constance Manslield, will and bequeath
my diary of 'l'efldy, one box of faded flow-
ers, one package of gushing sentimentality,
one basin of crystalized tears and o11e bag of
heartaches to the senior who shall occupy my
desk next year.
We, Golda Rowman and liois Bradford, do
hereby agree to bestow upon Georgia Simpson
our propensity for street flirtations, our devo-
tion to dime novels and our mischievous ways.
VVe, Genevieve Nivoche and Lillian Dus-
ton, bestow our great personal charms, our
will make their study periods
and exciting as she has made
catchy jokes, our luxuriant hair, to our less
fortunate schoolmates, Cora Donaldson and
I, Gertrude Alexander, do bequeath to Mat-
tie Aston, who has been my faithful under-
study through my high-school life, my role
of flirting princess.
We, Philip Neilson, Karl Weith and Wal-
ter Pittman, do bequeath our peerless records
for breaking up stoves and chairs and break-
ing out windows of Carnegie Barn, also our
numberless demerits, our reputations as
know nothings, to our accomplices in crime,
Raymond McCoy and Jess Pate.
I, Jack Bleakmore, most solemnly bequeath
to Parson Brown my sunny disposition, my
readiness to disregard authority and my
knowledge of Shakespeare.
We, Addie Lou Morgan and Harold Ditz-
ler, do hereby will, devise and bequeath our
matchless records as seniors, our Hstickabil-
ity to work through all these years, our vast
knowledge of things on the earth, above the
earth and under the earth, to the members of
the class of 1913 who may hereafter desire
to be posted.
lVe, the entire senior class, do hereby will
and bequeath to the city council two tons of
dirt and one of assorted rubbish gathered
upon our apparel during our sojourn here,
to be returned to the streets of Ardmore and
again used in lieu of pavements.
Samoa Crass or 1913.
I. ANNAIS, Notary Public.
WIT.l.lAM Ji. BRYAN,
WVe, the seniors, on this the 30th day of
April, leave to our successors. one dozen di-
lapidated erasers, one box of chewed-up pen-
cils minus the lead, what is left of the waste
1912j THE CRITERION 29
basket and the whole windows and chairs of
Cn this the 19th day of May, 1912, I, Royce
Krueger, bequeath my title of Count de Butz,
my castle, seat No. 2, Funny avenue, to Roe
May 24, 1912, we, the seniors, do will and
bequeath to the juniors the title of SENIORS.
, ,.. T.-
Having this day read the will of the class
of 1912, parts of which will are so heart-rend-
ing, so full of kindness and consideration, as
to have caused Percy to weep, Maud, the mule,
to refuse to express displeasure by a gentle
kick, and have also caused the digestive organs
of Billy, the goat, the refuse to send any more
tin cans sizzling through his diaphragm-we
deem it only fitting and proper to show, in
some measure, our appreciation.
First, we were gratified beyond measure
to read that you were revoking all other
wills heretofore made, and doubtless they are
pigeon. Such forethought on your pa.rt was
entirely unexpected. In behalf of the presi-
dent of the class of 1913, we accept with plea-
sure the one ton of rations, to be used when
wrangling Maud and Billy.
We, Polly Hall and Roe lkard, accept with
many profound thanks the knowledge of gas-
tronomy and doxology, hitherto owned and
controlled by Baines Jivens, Gessie Bwin and
I, Mae Roberts, agree to perform to the
best of my ability, the task given nie tthat of
reviewing all popular rags, such as Alexan-
der's, Chinese and niysteriousj, for the de-
light of Mr. Richards. The rcco1'd made by
Short shall be kept up.
We, the juniors, hereby agree to takc
charge of Carnegie Barn, better known as a
dance hall, and solemnly promise that we shall
never dishonor its fair name by allowing any
such vulgarity as waltzing to be carried on.
We, Ruth Blake, Elise Potterf and Nor-
nia Lawson tOlive Cline includedj, consider
it the crowning moment of our lives to be per-
mitted to fill the place so admiringly filled by
Margaret Vernor and Maude Wilborn.
The unsuspecting history followers of
Minnie Joe Smith and Fillie Brame have
worked on our essay. From what we have
learned, after careful avoidance of any men-
tal injury, that the many Hantagonizingn
hours you spent were in a good cause, that
of attempting to prove that all great women
painted tnot sketchesj, and no great man
ever combed his hair.
NVe, K. C. Jones and Callie Thomason, feel
sure that, in the role of dignity and meekness
personified, even greater success awaits us
than ever favored Say Filliams and Princess
de Hoi 'to 763111.
As for the midnight oil, well, was it needs-
foot, used on a midsummer night?
The to-be physics pupils look with joyful
anticipations to see our professor chew wax
so elegantly, and invite the gray hairs.
The junior class gives a vote of thanks
to Miss 'White for her beauty recipe.
We, Selen liayre and Dora Conaldson, are
profoundly grateful for the luxuriant arms
and personal jokes and catchy air, bestowed
upon us by Nenevieve Givoche and Dillian
I, Seorgie Crinipson, have been greatly hon-
ored by Golda Bowman and Brois Ladford, in-
asmuch as they have bestowed upon me their
30 THE CRITERION Hilary,
inveterate propensity for street ways, mis-
chievous novels and dime flirt-ations.
The role of Hspurting princess, formerly
taken by Gertrude Alexander, has been as-
sumed by Cheesy Aston, and bond has been
given for the faithful performance of her du-
Well did you think, when you left your
all to Moses McCoy, Marc tsometimes known
a.s High-patches l, Pate Parson. Brown
feels that such a sunny disposition as pos-
sessed by the lamented Tom Thumb Bleak-
more, is a great asset. Therefore, conse-
quently, in view of that fact, notwithstand-
ing any previous assertions, I feel that to em-
ulate the example of my worthy predecessor
is a. hard task. Therefore, I avoid it. Office
hours, morning, night and noon, every junior
pledges itself to acquire all knowledge
hitherto possessed by the seniors of 1912, on
one condition: As for any knowledge below
earth, we have no use. And where did you
find any knowledge of any other place?
Again thanking you for your kindness,
consideration and liberal patronage, wishing
you all tl1e joys of a happy Christmas and a
happy new year, we are, not yet, but shall
soon be, THE SENIORS or 1913.
In chemistry we have conquered the dead-
dly H2SO,, but have been forced to retreat at
the approach of H2S.
In history we have assassinated presidents,
Written messages to congress, fought battles,
suffered defeats and won victories.
We have resurrected the ancient night-
mares of Galleo in physics.
In Latin we have enjoyed Cl? J the orations
of Cicero, and are now preparing ourselves
for the poems of Livy to read in our old age.
In German we have gone through the
mystic maze of verbs, syntax and translation,
and have emerged alive.
lVe have learned that all senior math. est
divisa in partes dues-plane and solid geom-
NVe have associated in English literature
with such men as Chaucer, Sliakespezire, Mil-
ton, Pope, Burns, Johnson and others of note.
G. A., '12.
ARDMORE IIIGII SCHOOL SCHEDULE.
Frcslmmnl Ycffr.- Comedy of Errors.
,Sophomore Yca1'.- Much Ado About
Nothing. ' '
.Junior Year.-t'As You Like It.
Senior Year.- All's NVell That Ends
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JUNIOR CLASS, 19
19122 THE CRITERION 33
As a debutante feels on her formal presen-
tation to the world, so we come before you
with our hearts a-quiver and our spirits
aflame with anticipation of life and the full-
ness of life before us. life stand at the thresh-
old, prepared and trained by our worthy and
considerate teachers, who have spared not
themselves in fitting us thus for the race. How
will we sum it and who will win the prize?
VVill we go forth in the strength and as-
surance of untried valor in this our maiden
voyage, forgetting to heed the warnings of
our guides and counselors that the race is
not always to the swift, nor the battle to the
strongm? Or will we go, remembering that
a helping hand extended to a weaker brother
and an encouraging word and a cheering smile
is as so much more power and strength
stowed up for us in the hours of emergency
To our Senior friends we extend thanks for
the privilege of being the first class to gradu-
ate in the new High School building. lVe hope
that our work will not only be a credit to the
class, but it shall be in proportion to the fine-
ness of the building in which we work, and
commensurate in value to the geneuous plans
projected by the voting taxpayers.
To our class president, 'Wilford Hendon,
we desire to pay a well-deserved tributef He
has already shown unusual ability in our de-
bating society, in presenting in a fearless and
clear manner the truth and reasons why the
causes he advocates should be judged most
worthy by the jury of awards. A' E
Another in our oratory class, Paul Frame,
has gained honors and earned medals for work
well done in tl1e contest of 1911.
Of the gentler sex, Allie Mae Gwinn de-
serves praise for proving herself a true class-
mate for the cause she espouses.
In athletics we are honored by having as
one of us, Claud Neilson, who was state cham-
pion of 1911, and we who know him are cer-
tain that his heart is as strong for right and
justice as his physical strength is to win the
prize for us.
The juniors are also honored by three of
34 THE CRITERION flllay,
their class, Claud Neilson, Roe Ikard and Ed
Winston, being the leading members of A. H.
S. football team.
In spelling the juniors are loud in their
praises for Ella Musgraves, the winner of a
prize in the county spelling contest.
Elise Potterf, another honored member
of our class, who was clerk of the house of
1911, and who proved herself a most worthy
and efficient officer for that body, was this
year elected to the high ofiice of clerk of the
The A. H. S. was represented in the piano
contest at Durant by Mae Roberts, who was
successful in her efforts to prove herself a
most worthy A. H. S. representative.
In the realm of art world we have Helen
Sayre, whose soul is attuned to respond to the
subtle harmonies of nature, and catch the first
flush of 'dawn and the fragrant perfume of
the rose, and preserve them for us in the last-
ing form of color and verse.
As a dramatic art scholar, we have Annie
Anderson, who demonstrated her ability with
the greatest ease and grace in the high school
play, Esmeralda, taking the part of Mrs.
This is to be but a brief sketch of the jun-
ior class, so did I attempt to give each one of
our thirty-five the mention they rightly de-
serve, it would be far too ,long for a first ap-
pearance. We merely want to show a little
of what we have done as juniors, for this is
the first time the juniors have been allowed a
space in the CRITERION. Our history as mem-
bers of the high school is yet to be written.
With all that is being done for us by the
liberal and generous people of Ardmore, in
giving' us a magnificent high-school building,
constructed according to the latest scientific
laws governing ventilation, heating, illumina-
tion, etc., fitting it with all necessary equip-
ment for research and reference, and with the
ablest body of teachers in charge to be found
anywhere-we feel that even more strenuous
efforts must be made by us to show our ap-
preciation and win for A. H. S. the place of
honor in our minds and in the educational
world. C. D., '13.
Be not alarmed, pray,
If any hour of night or day
You see a person rushing around,
With his hair mussed up and his face a frown.
He 's but trying to think of the easiest way
To study his lessons and practice a play,
Have his picture taken and write a rhyme,
And a few other things, all the same time.
He thinks he is busy. 4011, please don't laugh.J
Because he's a member of THE CRITERION staff.
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MARIE W EST
Sophomore Class History
1Ve, the members of the worthy class of
1914, do hereby consent to give you the rec-
ord of our progress since we entered upon our
dazzling high school career in 1910.
On the nineteenth day of the ninth month
of that year, as bright and healthy a collection
of freshmen as any school could boast began
to make history as high-school students. Oh,
how we did work! Of course, work and prog-
ress always go hand in hand. Literary soci-
eties sprang up, and every one profited by the
splendid opportunities afforded by these well-
Everything continued as it started. In-
terest was manifested everywhere, and an un-
usually large amount of work was accom-
plished. At the end of the term we were the
participants in many contests and entertain-
ments, among which the most interesting were
the musical contest and the Japanese operetta,
H Princess Chrysanthemum. Tl1e latter
closed a very prosperous and 'happy year.
September 11 we entered school again as
sober sophomores. Maybe you think We did
not enjoy our first blissful experiences as
members of the house of representatives in
moot congress! Thaddeus Baker was elected
speaker of the house, with Mabel Reed a.s
clerk, and under their direction we acquired
a great deal of knowledge in regard to all af-
fairs of government.
Did you notice that we next settled down
to good hard work? Yes, and under the able
supervision of the faculty, worked wonders.
In the annual oratorical contest of the city,
purple and white banners waved proudly-
sophomores know how to support their class-
mates. VVho would not be proud of the orator
who recently claimed the gold medal, as the
star speaker of the county? At track meets,
also, our loyalty to Ardmore soared aloft.
1Vait till you hear about the splendid times
our class will have this summer! The 11th
of April we assembled to organize a society
for the purpose of keeping up class spirit dur-
ing vacation. Noverta Cleek was elected pres-
ident, Thad Baker, vice-president, and Marie
1Vest, secretary. 1Ve realize that Marie, Thad
and Noverta know how to do things, don't We,
So we worked, so We played, and so We
are working and playing still. On May 24,
1912, the curtain will fall on the largest sopho-
more class in the history of Ardmore.
38 THE CRITERION flllay,
Year by year we grow stronger and greater, and year by year we grow larger and larger.
As the seniors of 1912 take their credentials and leave this field for others, there is one set of
pupils who are just ending their first year's work in high school, and who have just come to
the place where they can enjoy a few of the pleasures of high-school life. That class is the
freshmen of 1912. As some one l1as put it, The boys and girls of today will become the men
and women of tomo1'row, and upon them will fall the cares and responsibilities of life. Just
as true it is that the freshmen of 1912 will become the sophomores, the juniors and the seniors
in 1913, 1914 and 1915, respectively, and upon them will fall the responsibility of keeping up
the standards of the school and preserving the good name it already has.
If, in the past, things have been initiated which deserve to be kept up, it devolves upon
you, freshmen, in a large degree, to maintain them. If mistakes have been made, proit by
others' errors, avoid similar ones and raise the banner of A. H. S. higher and higher, until
it shall wave in unquestioned supremacy. ,
The present freshman class is larger than any previous one. The members have never
failed to respond when called, and can be depended on to do their part. Those in this class
Eula Mae Johnson
Minnie St. Johns
Forest W. Renfro
Lucy Lee Graham
James Harris Butler
Elvia Jane Pace
Eslie Nelson Elkins
Lucy E. L. Fraley
Sammie M. Alridge
Hadie May Hunt
J inks Berryhill
19122 THE CRITERION 39
Our school 'days seem short, viewed from
the close of the eighth year. These years may
have been ever so rocky in places, our teach-
ers were, of course, frequently unobservant of
genius, and our parents ever so insistent about
better grades in uninteresting subjects-but
what of that? Already, the past has lost its
roughness, the dim light of memory refuses
to illuminate unpleasant events.
Our years have been made up of joys and
trials, sinfilar to those of other classes, exami-
nations have l1it us as squarely, picnics have
pleased us as often, track meets have surren-
dered to us as seldom, mathematics has
floored us as completely, and grammar has
evaded us as cleverly as all these other gram-
Our claim to distinction lies not in our past
accomplishments, but in our possibilities. No-
tice our bonny group. If you read faces, pick
out our half-dozen artists of unusual ability,
note our musicians, here is a baseball nine
that has beaten every ward team in town-
what prophecy do we need? With even aver-
age intelligence we would succeed, for we pos-
sess an honest sense of loyalty to our school,
our friends and ourselves. Our courage in
facing failure or success must never lessen,
There is no failure save in giving up,
The seeming setbacks make the strong man
There's no defeat in Truth save from within,
Until we're beaten there, we're bound to
The days are growing darker,
The whole world is filled with gloom,
Before me in tl1e darkness,
Does an awful monster loom,
He stands with ink and paper
Glasped firmly in each hand.
From his lips fall awful letters
lVhich prophesy disaster through the land.
Finals, sa.ys he, finals coming-
Can you the shock withstand?
Under one arm, books unnumbered,
Under the other, that awful roll,
Upon which a few weeks later
Will be marked each lost, flunked
Who has not survived the battle,
VVho has not reached his goal,
And the monster grins and dances
As he marks each victim down.
Oh, say, will I be one of them,
Must I join his fateful town?
So the days grow longer, blacker,
Nearer draw the hours of doom,
When sheep and goats must be divided,
Each be given the proper room,
Long I pray that I may triumph,
Pray tests will not weigh me down,
Pray that I may win the battle, be victorious
O'er the monster of that fateful town!
FR XXKLIN FRESH RTE
19122 THE CRITERION 41
Last February I was summoned to Chi-
cago to attend a meeting of the Red Cross So-
ciety, of which I have the honor of being an
ofiicer. I went with joy, for I knew from the
newspaper reports that I would meet two of
my former schoolmates: Lucy Fraley, who
had just returned from China a missionary,
and the famous singer, Hadie Hunt.
Lucy told us that just before leaving China
she had 1I19t Earl Lewis, our ambassador to
that country. lVe were glad to hear of Ear1's
Being interested in school work, we visited
the Chicago University. It is seldom that any
one class can iill two chairs in one of our fore-
most colleges, but, nevertheless, at the head
of the department of mathematics we found
our quick-witted Emmett Key, and the depart-
ment of physiology and anatomy and histology
was presided over by our friend with the large
blue eyes, Kellie Shelton, who was discours-
ing eloquently on the reeeptaeulum chyli and
other parts of the lymphatic system.
That evening, while reading the Chicago
Record, edited by James Butler, we saw that
there was to be an aviation meet, at which
it was expected by some that an aviator from
Europe would wrest from the world's great-
est aviator, Clem Renfro, the championship
that he had so long held, but, being loyal Amer-
icans, we felt that it could not be done.
In that same paper we saw that Floyd Tul-
lus had been appointed secretary of agricul-
On our way to the auditorium, where we
were going to hear our former classmate, Sam-
lllle Aldredge, now a noted musician, we rec-
ognized in the window a likeness of our black-
eyed friend, Eslie Elkins, who was to speak
the next night at the auditorium on the subject
of the most importance to the American citi-
zens, How Shall Wve Regulate NVealth'?
A trip to the art gallery on Lake Shore
Drive 'showed us for the iirst time that our
friend, Forest Renfro, had become famous as
As all pleasant things must come to an end.
it came time for me to return to my home i11
Kansas City, but before reaching there I came
across my friend, Lucy Lee Graliain, who is
teaching domestic science in one of the schools
in St. Louis, and Elvia Pace, who is studying
to be a doctor.
At tl1e depot 'l saw a reporter for the Kan-
sas City Jouwml, who was no other than Ber-
nice Branum. 'llhe next 'day I' read in this
paper that I had returned from Chicago after
a. very pleasant visit.
The poets sing
Of joys of spring,
It's bright and shining weather,
But we would be
Most pleased to see
Three sunny days together.
OX FRESH M
19122 THE CRITERION 43
g May 24, 1927.
Special to THE Cnrrnnion.
A very interesting meeting was held this
afternoon at the old Third VVard school build-
ing of the alumnzr of the graduating class of
1912. This has been the most distinguished
and successful alumnae reunion ever held in
this city. Ardmore is honored by the pres-
ence of so many prominent men and women.
A delightful sentiment attached to the meet-
ing is the fact that the committee chose the
same room in the old ward building in which
they had all been so happy together, instead
of one of the more beautiful edifices erected
Mr. M. Ryan, the favorite matinee come-
dian, presided, opening the program with a
humorous speech of welcome.
Miss Annie Moore, the 1nucl1-noted and
well-loved missionary from Egypt, and Fraii-
lein Bush, the German instructor at Vassar,
each responded with short talks about their
lt was much regretted that llon. Wm.
Pfeiffer, ex-U. S. senator, was forced to be
absent. He sent, however, a paper, which was
a masterpiece of English. Greetings were
sent from Miss Dorothy Dickinson, who is
completing a post-graduate course in medi-
cine in Germany. Mrs. Horatius Chesterfield,
nice Jewell Banks, the widow of the well-known
the popular leader of
York, was also forced
the smart set of New
to be absent, due to an attack of nervous pros-
tration, following the
The absence of these
regretted by all.
A delightful violin
William Ringer, who has just returned from
a season at Berlin.
death of her husband.
members was greatly
solo was rendered by
Miss Elizabeth Dyer, the distinguished
portrait painter, and Miss Thelina Ramsey, a
favorite elocutionist, related many interesting
experiences of their work while studying in
Mr. Harrel Guilder, the world-famous in-
ventor of the Uyco-met-a-cab, which is rap-
idly taking the place of the auto and taxi, with
his manager, Mr. Folsom, were present and
talked on Modern Electrical Appliances.
Mrs. Frietz Reittrock tFay Franklini, the
poet, who is fast sprinting into prominence,
read a poem written for the occasion.
Earl Kelly, the world's champion prize-
fighter, gave a ten-minute talk, which was
greatly enjoyed, followed by Mr. Love, the
world's fashion leader, who gave a talk on the
Fashions of Today.
Miss Holz von Scheuler tMiss Alice Baumj,
the famous heroine of the Shakespeare trage-
dies, as played by the Metropolitan company,
read a pathetic monologue.
Monsieur Crittenden, the fashionable danc-
ing master, gave a11 enjoyable talk.
Miss VVarden, head of the girls' experiment
station of the southeast, and Miss Selma
Scholz, who has done so much to bring about
the consummation of woman's suifrage, each
gave a most enjoyable paper on their work.
Mr. Everett Krueger, the director of the
Krueger Orchestra, who was making a tour
of the south, was present with his orchestra,
and gave several classic selections.
The program was ended by a touching poem
read by Miss St. John, the author of which
was Miss Mildred Galt, a former member of
the class, who passed away a year since, a
victim of pneumonia. '
A banquet will be given the ineinbers this
evening at the Elks home.
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19122 THE CRITERION 45
ln the year 190-L, when inost of us entered
school for the first tiinc in the little fraine
school building known as the Carter School,
little 'did wc think of what a few years inight
b1'ing to us. Year by year, as We 1'eceived our
new building which is now known as the Jeffer-
son Building. It was then we received the
idea of progression. On our entering the new
building we at once began to beautify the
grounds. Under the supervision of the teach-
JEFFERSON FRESH M EN ' '
promotion cards, our hearts were filled with
delight and great anxiety for the next term
of school to begin.
By the tiiue we spent the second year in
school we began to realize what school life
really was. Again, we weut on our vacation
with hearts filled with the hope that the day
would soon conie when We could again enjoy
the happy hours in school.
It was then we had hopes of going into the
ers of the dif:f'crent g1'ades, we divided the
grounds in sections, each grade caring for its
portion. Both teachers and pupils took great
pride in endeavoring to have the niost beauti-
ful section. As a reward for our labor, we
have been awarded the prize a uuinber ol' tiincs
for having the niost beautiful cainpus in the
ln our efforts to beautify our g1'ounds We
didn't neglect our duty in the school room.
46 THE CRITERION fMa,y,
When we reached the sixth grade we had
for our teacher, Miss Tredwell, who was rec-
ognized as an excellent historian. The sev-
enth year we had for our principal, Miss
Blanche Higley, who was considered an excel-
lent disciplinarian. Owing to her ill health,
we were forced to have a substitute a number
of times tl1e last half year.
On Sept. 11, 1911, we took up the work of
the eighth grade in this school under Prof.
G. W. Coffman. We at once realized that our
duties were numerous and wearisome, but we
still retain the hope of success. Now, we
are nearing the close and looking forward with
great interest to tl1e night of graduation. NVe
are few in number, but we are proud of the
honor of being the first eighth-grade class in
this school. And we hope to carry the good
spirit of school work into the new high school.
We feel very grateful to our teacher and
to all who have endeavored to assist us in
any way. We desire to mention tl1e pleasant
entertainments given by the mothers of our
school and the good lectures by our superin-
tendent, O. W. Richards. Now, as we pass
from the grammar grade, we realize that we
are now just beginning to obtain an educa-
YVe hope, in tl1e future, when we see or
hear tl1e names of Zeb Murphy, Homer Car-
roll and Jinks Berryhill, that it may be said
of each that they also bear tl1e names of gen-
tlemen. Of Olemmie Brown, Bessie Nichols,
Vivian Pittman, Florence Oliver and Jose-
phine and Mattie Hays, we retain the fondest
hope that they and we will at tl1e proper time
graduate at the new high school, with highest
FRAN KLIN JEFFERSON
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Euxnsr UENDON Jon M, i,oNnoN eno. ANDERSON wimfonn 11nNnoN
llltill SUIHJOIJ DE I-EATING TEA M
The Shawnee Debate
For the tirst time in its history, the Ard-
1no1'e high school has entered the realm of in-
terscholastic debati11g'. And, be it said, the
interest and enthusiasm aroused has been so
satisfactory that three contests are being
planned by the principal for next year.
The contest this session was with the Shaw-
nee high school, with the lliion Store cup, a
state debaters' trophy, as the prize. Once bc-
fore, when Norman High held this cup, a de-
bate Was arranged for its possession, but for
some reason Norman declined, at the last ino-
inent, to nicet Ardniore.
The question discussed this year was,
'fWaiviug the Question of Constitutionality
and Eliminating the Judiciary, Resolved, That
the Recall Feature Should Be Adopted in State
and Local Government. The debaters were
chosen here in a competitive preliminary de-
bate. About ten pupils took part in this try-
out and every one niade a good showing. FF0111
these contestants three regular speakers and
one alternate were chosen, The team thus se-
lected was: Ernest Hendon, later elected cap-
tain of the teain, XVilford illendon, George An-
derson and Joe M. London, alternate.
The tca111 worked as hard as any football
squad and was followed by as much interest
among the study body as any athletic team has
ever aroused. On Thursday, April 19, the
teain was given a iinal round of cheers and
good wishes by the entire school, and left for
Shawnee. Accompanied by the high school
principal, they inade a call on Governor Cruec
at Oklahoina City. Friday inorning was spent
visiting the high school at Shawnee.
Friday evening at 8 o'clock the auditorium
of the high school being the scene of action,
cC01lli11UCd on page 675
19122 THE CRITERION
H. H. Mead
The accompanying picture
is that of Ardmore's athletic
coach and science teacher.
He came to Ardmore from
Valparaiso, Ind., where he
now lives. He completed
tl1e required work in the
Schedule -- 1912
Sept. 25-Hargrove Col-
lege at llargrove 0, A. ll. S.
Sept. 30. - Southeastern
Normal at Durant 15, A. ll.
Valparaiso Vniversity, ob- Out.
taining a bachelor of science School
degree. 1Vl1ile there he S. 0.
took active part in all forms UCL
of athletics. He is a fast lege at
baseball player, a good ten- 24-
nis and basket-ball man. and Oct.
a star football player. Wllofll
Ardmore High School se- S. 66,
cured his able service in Oct-
January of 1911. Since
coming to Ardmore he has '
developed one of the strong- Oct'
est football teams in the .
state, excluding only the
. . Nov.
Oklahoma University Zllld WIZOOI
tl1e A. K M., also a track S' 0
team, Winners of all south- HOV
east track meets for two vo School
years, Winners of state meet HARRY MEAD S. 5,
in 1912 and furnished tl1e
all-round state athlete in 1911. Hisinstruction as a science teacher is not
at Ardmore 0, A. H.
Ardmore 0, A. ll. S.
at Ardmore 0, A. ll.
llargrove 0, A. ll. S.
at Ardmore -LJ., A. II.
at Shawnee 8, A. II.
at Ardmore G, A. H.
equalledin the state.
But l1is greatest value to Ardmore is the influence which he exerts over the boys. llc is the
boys' friend, and they feel and know it. Many a boy has been made to desire to be nobler bc-
cause of coming in contact with him. He is now known throughout the state as coach, teacher
and a mam.. Ardmore is proud of him and his work.
50 THE URITERION fMay,
Carter County Meet
The track meet of Carter County, which
was held on Hargrove field, was a decided
success from every standpoint. Carter Coun-
ty's most energetic superintendent, Fred lil.
Tucker, a graduate of Ardmore High School,
deserves the highest commendation For this
progressive step in education which he has
taken. He was among the first county super-
intendents in the state to inaugurate this bene-
ficial measure. Both Dr. Martin, president
of Hargrove College, and our Superintendent
Richards were very instrumental in making
this meet a success financially, as well as oth-
erwise. The county meet serves the same pur-
pose in the county as does the state track
meet held at the university, that is, it gives
an impetus for higher education and training,
both mentally and physically.
On the evening of April 11 a spelling con-
test was held in the new courthouse. Some
wonderful spellers were heard. Ardmore was
not as successful in this as might be desired.
However, we are very proud of' our represen-
tative, Miss Ella Musgrave, who won third
The greatest division of all tl1e contest, of
course, was the field events held Saturday af-
ternoon, April 12. Ardmore High School Lad
a walk-over and easily won everything she
contested for, making a grand total of sixty-
two points. In one race our long-distance num.
Harold Ditzler, fell down during the final lap,
and then won second place. That's the Ard-
more spirit. The showing which Ardmore
made was really brilliant. The capital prize
was a 3375 loving cup, which now lends its
beauty to our assembly room. Not only were
there feats in physical prowess, but also there
was a fight among the young orators and read-
ers. In these we showed that we had some
who could also read and speak very fluently.
Ardmore High School succeeded in capturing
first prizes in reading and oratory through
the instrumentality of Genevieve Nivoche and
Thaddeus Baker. Thelma Ramsey won first
prize in expression in division B reading, and
John Thompson in division B oratory.
The track team began its triumphal career
by winning the southeastern track meet, held
under tl1e auspices of the Southeastern State
Normal School at Durant. Ardmore High
School had six entries in the field events: C.
Neilson Ccaptaini, P. Neilson, Anderson, Pitt-
man, McCharen and Ditzler, while London and
P. Neilson represented us in tennis. I
At this meet there were thirteen events,
making a total ot' 117 points to be won, and
of these Ardmore took sixty-seven, or consid-
erably more than all the other schools together.
Best of all, this victory made the silver loving
cup, won in 1910, ours for all time, this being
the third year it was awarded to us.
The story of the meet, in detail, follows:
The preliminary in the hundred-yard dash
was the first race to be run, and it at once be-
came apparent that C. Neilson had all his com-
petitors outclassedg for he came tearing down
the track, yards in advance of the nearest
man to him. P. Neilson also won in the pre-
liminary. The final was a very pretty race
indeed, C. Neilson winning in fine form, in 9
1912j THE ORITERION 51
4-5, according to the ofiicial timer, and P. Neil-
son being a close second, who proved himself
a good man in the sprints.
In the shot put, Anderson made 39,feet 8
inches, and took first place, Pittman took
In the 220-yard dash, C. Neilson made what
seemed an impossible record, running the dis-
tance in what the timekeeper said was 21 sec-
onds. It was a lovely race, and Bud was run-
ning some from the crack of the gun to the
breaking of the tape.
Pittman won tl1e high jump, clearing the
bar at 5 feet 4 inches. His final jump was a
fine exhibition of nerve. Twice he had failed,
jumping each time directly toward the grand-
stand and the combined hostility of the schools
represented there. For the third and last
time he took his place, measured his distance
carefully with his eye, made his run and rose
against the storm of hostile yells from the
grandstand. As he cleared the bar, the storm
suddenly subsided, and a murmur of admira-
tion took its place, followed by the wild cheers
of the Ardmore contingent.
Philip Neilson took the low hurdles in a
great race, running in fine form, time, 29.8
seconds. Claud and Philip Neilson then won
first and second places in the broad jump, the
distance being 19 feet 4 inches.
The brothers also took first and second in
the 440-yard dash, Claud winning in 56 sec-
Anderson l1ad no trouble in winning the
discus throw, hurling the platter 103 feet 5
inches. Pittman was second. In the half mile
Ditzler ran a great race, and though out-
classed, won a third place by sheer determina-
tion. This was the first event of the day in
which Ardmore failed to take first place. It
was won by Miller of Pauls Valley, with Kan-
naubbee of Armstrong Academy second.
The pole vault followed, and this 'was won
by Powell of Krebs, who cleared the bar at
nine feet. P. Neilson was second, and Mc-
Charen third. In the mile run we failed to
win a place, though Ditzler ran a good race,
in spite of his exhausted condition after the
half mile. It was won by Miller of Pauls Val-
In the high hurdles Ardmore made a clean
sweep, Pittman taking first, P. Neilson second
and McCharen third.
Ardmore did not enter the relay race, which
was won by Armstrong Academy.
In the tennis tournament, both London and
P. Neilson Won places in the doubles, and Lon-
don had no trouble in staying to the finals in
singles, but we lost both contests. But with
London and other promising young players
steadily developing, the outlook is bright for
a strong tennis team next year.
High School Fad
Old Ardmore High School has a fad
QOI1, this is known to be solj,
And quite a novel one it is-
Itls winning cups, you know.
52 THE URITERION fzizay,
Ardmore Wins State Track Meet
A few years ago the Ardmore lligh School
Last year, it is true, Ardmore sent her del-
sent a few of her representatives to the state egation to Norman, and came baek with the
traek meet, which is held annually at the state all-state championship honor upon the shoul-
university under its auspices. rlill21tl'li'SiItf-321111, ders of one of her athletes-C. Neilson. This
it is true, 'did not meet with much success, fail- wonderful achievement on the part of that
Harold Ditzler Claude Neilson, Captain Geo. Anderson Byron McCharen W'alter Pittman Philip Neilson
H. H. Meade, Condi
Gentry Hodges. Mazinger
ARDMORE TRACK TEA M
ing even to take a place among the list of
events. lt has been justly said, however, that
all tl1i11gs truly g1'eat have small beginnings,
and this statement is literally true with the
success of tl1e high school and her today's state
team acted as a spur to all athletic aspirants
within the school gates, a11d this spirit was
in full evidence as early as last fall, when the
football season began. This spring, as soon
as the weather would permit, tl1e followers
of the track donned the spiked shoes and track
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suits, and began the preliminary training
which has had such a large part to do in the
signal success of this year's team.
On the fith day of April the A. ll. S. bc-
gan the season by romping away with the Du-
rant meet. The following Saturday victory
again rested with the Ardmore squad, and she
easily carried off first honors in the Carter
County meet. Then came the several weeks
of even more strenuous training, until at last
the 26th arrived. Un that date the team jour-
neyed to Norman to again compete for the
state championship, and from the first call of
the starters for the 100-yard contestants to
come forth, it was plainly discerned that this
was decidedly Ardmore's year in state ath-
In the preliminaries Ardmore's bright and
shining star was beaten out for first place by
Floyd of Fairview High. The Ardmore dele-
gation in the stands was hushed, all breath-
lessly awaiting the call for the finals. Slowly
the minutes passed until at last the sprinters
were again crouched over the starting lines.
The starter slowly raises his pistol, then comes
the sharp report of his gun, and they are off.
Down the lane they come-eyes, muscles,
thoughts, in fact, their very beings, centered
upon the tape stretched across the track. As
they near the end, it is seen that Floyd is but
a step in the lead of Neilson, and both are
tearing away like mad, but, with all his ef-
forts, Neilson was finally beaten in a phe-
nomenal spurt for the finish.
Soon came the call for the 220, and the
Ardmore stands, which had been plunged into
deepest gloom, again went wild with joy when
Neilson came back and ran away from Floyd
in this race, making a new state record of
22 3-5 seconds, 2-5 of a second better than
Davenport's record made four yea.rs ago.
The 440 was likewise a repetition of the
above. In this event, it will be remembered
that Milne of the U. P. S. nosed Neilson out
at the finish last year, but Neilson obtained
ample revenge this year, when he left the
whole field at his heels, winning in 53 flat,
Milne even failing to place.
To complete his sensational work of the
day, Neilson carried off second honors in the
broad jump and was barely beaten out by a
tenth of an inch for first place, his jump he-
ing 21 feet 5.2 inches.
While these previous events were taking
place, Anderson, the high school weight man,
was striving, at the other end of the field, for
discus honors. Although he beat out all his
competitors in the finals, he was still forced
to take second place against a previous throw
made in the preliminaries.
In the high hurdle race Pittman of the high
school led the field up to the eighth or ninth
hurdle, but here he lost his step and was beaten
out of first place by a hair's breadth, although
he easily took second honors.
In the broad jump he also did great work,
taking third with a jump of 20 feet 8 inches.
In the last event of the afternoon's pro-
gram, P. Neilson fought for an hour or more
against the Whole field for honors in the pole
vault, and although the game little vaulter
cleared the bar time after time with a big
margin, his arm, aided by the strong wind,
carried the bar off, and he was simply out-
lucked from a place in this event.
,In summarizing the work of the team this
year, it would be a difficult matter to give
credit to all to whom credit is due, but one
of the biggest factors of success in this year's
work has been the loyal support, faithful train-
ing and undying determination of the squad
to fight to the last ditch for victory. That is
the spirit it takes to make athletics a success,
and with that spirit the enthusiasm waxing
stronger and stronger by leaps and bounds,
it may be many a day ere Ardmore is forced
to bow her head in defeat. Suffice it to say,
for the present, that today Ardmore stands in
a field by herself as the best and cleanest cham-
pions of the state of Oklahoma.
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Although this was l d's iirst season 'xt
football, ht has shown himself to hc
of stellar quality. Ile is a junior in
school, age 17. weight 152, His work
at guard coupled with the assistance of
the rest of the line, made it of stone-
wall quality. Altliough he began late
he made himself a record to he proud of.
VVALTFR PITTM AY
The big man was shifted from half
to tackle hecause of the need of him.
A'Pittic is I7 and weighs 168, and is a
senior in school. Pittman is one of the
valiants of the game. The shifty tackle
often gets down the gridiron under
punts and tackles the receiver in his
tracks at thc moment the oval hits his
arms. He plays a pretty game from eve
ery angle. and handles his foes in a
wav that makes thc hleachers come to
their feet with Cheers.
JOE FRANK VVILLTJXMS.
Jodie, right end, is playing his last
season on the Hank position. He is a
senior: weight, 12:03 age. ls. The lit-
tle end is always in the game and has a
natural lighting spirit. His end is im-
down and tackling under punts is the
delight of the high school rooters.
ireffnalmle, and his ability in getting
CHARLIE WORMS ER.
Charlie has had but little experience,
hut from the big fellow's work you
would take him to he an old veteran.
He hits the line like a I'ZllTl. His ability
to break up interference is known to all
high school pupils, He would time af-
ter time pull off forward passes with
such coolness and precision that the
grandstand leaped with joy.
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Left end, better known as Screw, is
playing his second year on A. H. S. team.
Screw weighs 137 and is 19 years old.
Although he is playing his last year he
has made a name for himself that he
can always look back to with just pride.
llis ability to run through broken lielfl
was the place he got his name.
Bud has one more year to shine his
lamp of football. that shone so brightly
this year. Neilson is a junior in school.
age IT. weight 158. The punting that
he did, coupled with his stone-wall
work at tackle, made him a valuable
man on the team.
. Quarter Back
see next pagel
lx ARL NVEITH.
lhe work on both offensive and dc-
ftnsne that Preacher did at guard
will long be remembered. The big man
is spending his last term on the team.
llVCllll is in example of the football
pl lytrs who succeed against apparently
Fonville is a heavy-built man, age 17,
weight 155, is playing his second year
on the team. The little heavy fellow
plays his position like a veteran. moving
with coolness and caution. and being es-
pecially apt at blocking plays and punts
and breaking up forward passes.
56 THE OHITERION flllay
fSee preceding pagel
Dutchie is awfully small to have the
ability of generalship in critical periods
that he has. He is a sophomore in
sehool, age 19, weight 107. Ile wrig-
gled through the opposing teams time
to down them for losses. lle has great
ability to keep youngsters together at
the needed time.
CI ORFT ANDI RQON
Andie started at full this year. This
is his second season at full. having
played in the line heretofore. VVt-ight
195 and is IS years old. He plays fast
hall for a large man. He is not alone a
football player. but is a very excellent
track man and baseball player,
ulkief' although a small man. was one
of the uerviest men that ever donned
H moleskiu. He breaks up interference
h i the prettiest of any man we have seen.
3 J' t r He would often break through the lield
. :Z 1 4 for long gain. Ikie', could always be
irlfl- Xe depended on for a forward pass. Noth-
- :WA ing equals his coolness of head in any
j?fQ,t-A 2 high sehool. He is a junior in school, -LL GA
Full Back welghs 130, age 16. Right Half
sub Half Sub Guard
good ground gainer and a
good drop kicker. He subbed at half
and had only a few ehanees to take wart
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out quality. He is tl stmon in sehool,
weighs 144 aqe IT
l7lob was sub guard and Ia ed in 1
'. , . . . p . y .
few games that made himself a name to
be proud of. He was especially good in
stopping line plunges at critical periods.
He is a soph in school, weighs 140, age
19122 THE CRITERION 57
Into the Jaws of Norman
I am a member of the band who follows
tl1e footsteps of Ardmore 's greatest aggrega-
tion, the mighty four? Tl1e loyalty of these
track disciples and their indication of vigor
and enthusiasm is shown when they are willing
to go through flood and fire, discomfort and
agony, bitter cold and tropical suffocation-
and poverty, in order to crane their necks at
the gladiators of tl1e track.
Escaped from school Friday afternoon and
succeeded in securing the necessary funds and
rushed for the station. After outdoing the pa-
tience of J ob, finally got to the window and
opened negotiations-round trip, 33.35.
As the train thundered in, I helped trans-
plant several hundred suit cases from the plat-
form to the train and finally succeeded in get-
ting comfortably fixed for my journey. All was
well when we arrived at Purcell, except several
members who were a trifle hungry. Foolishly
I voluntee1'ed to try to remedy this, and went
into the Harvey lunch stand, and finally har-
pooned a waiter after slugging him with a cat-
sup bottle, and in a meek voice I asked for nine
ham sandwiches. Ile gave me a I2-pound look
and staggered, but, however, soon recovered
and offered to make tl1en1. Although it took
all the ham in Purcell, they helped some.
Norman! and tl1e train slowed down.
Got apartments at The Agnes, and after
varied forms of excitement during the even-
i11g, finally hit the feathers. Sleep was un-
thought of, as No. 12 wa.s above the parlor,
and Casey Jones was played a greater part
of the night. Also several hundred-yard
dashes were run, using the halls for the course.
Lucille, the beautiful albino, served my break-
fast. Asked for a steak and a stack of wheats,
and was handed a platter of anything from
lumpy jaw to languid liver: iinally gnawed
the flank out of a bun. KNO, I was 11ot served
Soon after my repast, I left for the field
of combat, and after a stroll of about eight
miles down a beautiful shaded boulevard, ar-
rived upon the campus. Inspected the grounds
and equipment, and by chance wandered into
a small building. Before I could escape I
was in a whirl and never touched the floor
until I found myself in a balcony of the gym,
witnessing what I thought was a suifragette
caucus, but later found out it was only a girls'
basket-ball game. Hurriedly caught my breath
and started to take an inventory, but found
no bones broken. Met a scrambled victim with
all his coat buttons gone and a hat wrecked.
Later wandered into a tent a11d found it was
a cheap and speedy-type hmch counter. Sue-
ceeded in making off with two sandwiches and
a glass of iced tea.
Ran the gauntlet, and got a place on the
bleeehers. WVas feeling bully, when some
sight-seer must have wandered into the weath-
er department at the university, a11d meddled
with the shower lever, as a gentle rain com-
menced falling. All beat a hasty retreat sev-
eral ti111es, but finally blulfed the rain out.
Our gladiators were the wonder of the day.
and we soon had things einehed. For many
reasons, there was great demonstration after
the 220, when the announcer yelled, HU. Neil-
And so went the whole afternoon, Ardmore
generally getting first. lfVe rode from the
track back to the city upon a novel vehicle,
which deposited us in front of The Agnes in
Continued on page 70
5s THE CRITERION zany,
Progress in Public School Music
It,s the songs ye sing,
An' the smiles ye wear,
That's a-makin' the sun
The transforming power of scientific man-
agementiis getting into our school. The spirit
of progress is in the air. The limited time
given daily,to the study of music makes it
necessary that the best methods be used, so
that there is no waste of
made the most of
grade has accom-
plished the work planned for the year, and in
about half the time used in previous years.
Perhaps the most astonishing progress has
been made in the first three grades. The chil-
dren, in these grades, are reading rapidly by
sight. The primer has been introduced for
the first time in the second grade, thus giving
more advanced sight-reading in each
another year. '
In the third grade, where theory of music
is begun, the children have mastered six dif-
ferent keys, and can read well in any one ol'
them. When these children reach the high
school, they will be ready for work far in ad-
vance of that taught in tl1e state normals.
In the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, the
pupils have found this year that their music
is as important as any study, and just as
much attention must be given to it. No child
is excused from singing unless he is ill or has
lost control of his vocal chords, for the time
being, because the voice is changing.
In the sixth, seventh and eighth grades
much work in theory has been done. The
major and natural and harmonic minors have
been mastered in all keys.
Realizing this, ,we have
our time this year. Each
A prize was oifered to any grade that would
first learn these scales perfectly. A written
test was given, and the seventh and eighth
grades in the second ward won the prize.
Think how well prepared these children are
for any branch of music they wish to take up
outside of school.
Scale work is the important thing, and this
is brought out in every grade, by means of
vocal drills, ear training' Coral and writtenj,
dictation. rote songs, etc. Rhythm is the
'tsoul of music, and this also is developed
in every grade by means of games, drawings,
marching, clapping, songs, etc.
I wish to speak of the glee clubs in the
various wards. These organizations are com-
posed of children from the sixth, seventh and
eighth grades. They have studied more ad-
vanced music this year than ever before, read-
ing three-part songs as diihcult as those used
in the l1igl1 school.
I have had four very capable assistants in
thiswork: Mrs. vonWeise, Miss Edith Mor-
gan, Miss Nellie lkard and Miss Theta James,
each teacher taking up the glee-club work in
her respective Ward.
In the high school some time has been given
to history of music and musical appreciation,
but most of the time has been given to learn-
ing songs. The chorus work shows great prog-
ress. It is a real pleasure to hear the stu-
dents sing the Bridal Chorus by Cowen,
or Good Night, Good Night, Beloved, by
The girls' glee club has just finished the
Faust VValtz by Gounod. They have
Worked faithfully all the year, and have given
several splendid songs.
The boys' glee club has several 11ew mem-
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bers, and it is in better trim than ever to enter
VVe have a senior girls' sextette, and we
cannot praise it too highly. The girls are al-
T E R I O N 59
the grade teachers understand the training
of the ehildws voice.
The sueeess of this year's work is not due
to the supervisor alone, lint to the exeellenee
HIGH SC H01 ll. ORCH ESTRA
ways ready to sing whenever they are eallerl
upon. They never fail us.
l have been espeeially pleased with the
beautiful tone quality whieh has been devel
oped in all the grades. lt shows plainly that
of the grade teaehers, who have alevelopezl the
plans given them, and also to the liearty eos
operation hetween the supervisor anxl grade
The girls' glee elnlm has been quite a sue-
eessful organization. They have helped fur-
nish the delightful musie the entire year.
whieh Ardmore lligh is noted for. They have
worked together like a maehine, and the re-
sults ean readily he seen. They have never
teaehers. Miss. W. t'. Meth
failed, lint eontinue to giow stronger anxl
stronger, and A. ll. S. may well he lllllllil ol'
With the majoiity of them iemaining l'oi
another year's work, and llll.l0l' Mis. Nlet lin-
toek, it will he the lmest oiganization in the eity.
A. ell. S. 1loesn't Illilld so awfully uiueh for
60 THE CRITERION zany,
e1eLs , GLEE CLUB.
Senior Girls' Sextette
'I'he senior crowd is very proiul of their z1eeo111piis11ed much. They have been l'0l'1St2lllt
Swim. SUXh,tt07 and it might bc hinted that in their practice, and it has been El pleasure
to each of them. The 111011111013 of this ener-
getic erowd :ire Mamie NVhite, Lois Goff, Ger-
lqliis elulr to take :L little time in 1-hupel. 'Under nude Aloxmldcn Goma Bowman, Mm.gm.0t
the gUili2l11l'U of Mrs. McClintock, they have Vernor and Genevieve Nivoehe.
SENIOR GIRLS, SEXTETTE.
19122 THE' CRITERION 61
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GLEE CLUB
MISS MAYE ROBERTS.
Miss Roberts is a young girl of unusual
talent for niusie. She won the highssehool
musieal eontest, and competed in the inter-
high sehool eontest held at llurant .Xpril n.
Although she did not get the decision of the
judges, we feel proud of her and the able way
in which she represented Ardmore High
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
For the past three or four years there has
been in Ardmore a feeling of pride that she
is known as the musical eityf, Ardmore
possesses some of the very best niusieal talent
to be found in the state. The high school is
eontributing her part, and even more, to make
tlltltlsllillllfj known throughout the entire state.
The story has been ofte11 told of l1oW other
schools surpass us in equipnient, in buildings,
in 1llll11lJ0l'HQ but invariably it has eonie that
we beat theni when it eonies to singing.
No 0110 is surprised to learn that A. ll. S.
has a good girls' glee elub, but this year we
have surprised them beyond nieasure with the
excellent work of the boys' glee club. Mrs.
Net'lintom-la is well pleased with the work they
sl? is Y
l have a. hard time,
l earn all l spendg
l pay all sl borrow,
And lose all l lend.
Y' EE it
llail to the seniors of 1912!
May their fondest dreanis eonie true,
May their joys be many, their sueeess be great,
And their troubles and sorrows be few.
7 THE URITERION fjlay,
IEl l l'IliSON SCIIUOL GIJCIC CLUB
LINCOLN SCHOOL GLEE CLUB
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NVASIIINUTUN SCHOOL GLICIC K'l,l'l3
FRAN KLIN GLEE CLUB
ANNIE E. LITTLER CIIAUDINE WILKINSON
MHS. XV. C. IVVCLINTOCK
H. H, MEAD
' 'Ji ,.f J
GERMAN AND FRENCH
O. D. BRIGGS
66 THE' CRITERION fMa,y,
Ardmore High School has viewed with in-
tense interest the movements of her football
team when on tl1e gridiron, has looked on in
breathless anxiety when her track men were
working till every muscle was strained, but
never has there been such interest, such un-
bounded enthusiasm, sucl1 uncertainty as to
the outcome, in the whole history of A. H. S.,
as there was in tl1e oratorical contest held in
' if X.
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the Robison Opera House on tl1e evening of
Feb. 22, 1912. The house was full, and so
was every member of each classfof enthusi-
asm. The very atmosphere seemed to throb
VVhen tl1e first speaker, Mr. Leland Mc-
Neese, arose, a silence crept over the audience
until not a sound was heard. With the ease
and grace of an experienced orator, he be-
gan with a clear and musical voice, and as he
told us of our own dear southland, at one time
thriving and growing with its wonderful plant-
er aristocracy-afterward a scene of devasta-
tion and woe, the old plantation burned and the
old negro, who so often sat at evening, happy
and content by his little cabin, playing tl1e
tunes so dear to him-these all swept away
and blood running in furrows but yesterday
made-but now a south of union and free-
dom, with its numberless humming industries,
made possible by the indomitable courage of
tl1e footsore soldier who knew not defeat, who
turned his head from Appamatox toward his
ruined home and made the fields that ran
red in blood in November white with harvest
in J une -we realized that he would be hard
The next speaker of the evening, Wilford
Hendon, proved himself worthy of the honor
given him. It is seldom that a boy so young
will choose for an oration the subject, A
Tribute to American Motherhood. After
hearing such discourse on tl1e mothers of
LELAND M 'NEESE
America, every one present realized that
'tGladstone was not the mightiest of all when
martial music greeted his ears as he walked
in foreign lands, when the crowns of nations
were strewn in his paths as garlands, but that
tl1e simple housewife, sitting by her fireside,
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with no music save the chirp of the cricket be-
neath the hearth-stone, with no garlands in her
path save the love of a devoted husband, was
greater than he. The speaker reached the
climax of his power when he brought many to
tears by reciting Kipling's Mother o' Mine.
By Allie Mae Gwinn, the third speaker, we
were again reminded that, of all lands, of all
peoples, the south is by far the greatest and
the grandest in history. Although slightly low
in stature, she soared high in the realms of
oratory and praise. Sl1e showed that she was
a true southern girl, with a soul large enough
to appreciate the whole of our glorious nation.
The development of the south was traced from
the time St. Augustine became the home of
the seafaring men, down through tl1e dark
days of the war, and still darker days of re-
construction, to the present day, when the
south is a potent commercial and political fac-
tor in our national affairs.
VVe have often read of that one great man,
and wondered why the world loves, why tl1e
The Shawnee Debate
Qfontinucd from page 483
the fight was on. E. Hendon opened first fire
and completely demolished the castle of tradi-
tion, showing that tl1e recall has succeeded
wherever tried, and so complete was the cap-
ture that the enemy never attempted to regain
the position. After the echoes of the return
fire had died away, G. Anderson assailed the
favorite stronghold of the foe, that other
means will accomplish the same ends as the
recall, and after fifteen minutes of continuous
volleying left it little more than a mass of
ruins. The enemy responded with a somewhat
wavering fire, but soon seemed to withdraw.
Then VV, Hendon led forth all his forensic ar-
tillery against the fort of distrust of the peo-
ple's ability to rule. The fire was continuous
rapid and awful, and when the smoke of con-
people whom he fought against said, The
soil of Virginia may be his birth, the south
may have had his services, the soil of Virginia
may also cover his grave, what was mortal of
him they claim, but tl1e spirit and the soul,
the genius of the mighty man, tl1e immortal
man-these belong to his country and his
God. But we never realized before hearing
so forcible a speaker the worth of that man
among men, Robert E. Lee, whose virtues
were extolled by Thaddeus Baker.
The last on the program was Golda Bow-
man's discourse on Universal Peace. War
has many horrors, but peace is more like the
kingdom of tl1e gods. Miss Bowman, grace-
ful as one could wish to be, held tl1e audience
spellbound as she led them to see-yes, almost
to feel and enjoy-the times when we shall
have universal peace.
The contest was the closest in the history
of the school. The two seniors, Leland Mc-
Neese and Golda Bowman, won first and sec-
flict had rolled away, there was seen to be not
one stone of the once famous fort left upon
An unsuspected thicket, failure of the re-
call to put out an officer in Shawnee, had con-
cealed afew sharpshooters, and from this quar-
ter a somewhat irregular firing was kept up
for fifteen minutes longer. Again E. Hendon
led forth the batteries of his logic and this time
swept the entire field. There seemed not an
enemy on the field, and Ardmore retired to
her camp, confident the day had been won.
From a hillside far in the rear, the audito-
rium gallery, some refugees who l1ad taken no
part in the conflict, set up a shout that Shaw-
nee was in possession of the field, and was
therefore the winner, and, by a 2-to-1 vote,
the victory-though, as the general of the
Shawnee forces called it, a technical one-was
given to the enemy.
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LELAND AICNEESE . . l'1'c.sidc11t
Gown BOXVMAN . . Vice-I'1'csiu'c11f
CLAIRE .DYER . Sccrcfn1'y-Treasurer
.l he seniois of the high school and their
teachers were entertained on Friday evening
at the hoine of llr. and Mrs. Cox, by two of
their popular seniors, Misses Essie Winston
and George Anderson.
Mrs. Cox, Miss Essie and George received
at the door of the reception hall, which was
beautifully decorated in class colors-red and
white. They were then joined by live juniors,
the girls being led to the dressing rooni by
Misses Ruth Blake, Beatrice Fraley and
Gladys XVllllil1l1S, who assisted Miss Anderson
in entertaining, thence to the living rooni, the
boys being led to the living room by Ed NVin-
Mrs. Houghton gracefully presided at the
punch bowl throughout the evening, this being
among potted plants in a decorated corner of
the reception hall.
Many merry contests were indulged in,
with a touch of April fool,', causing much
The niost important contest was a Shake-
spearean ronianee, when many questions con-
cerning sanie were answered by naming some
of his plays.
The successful prize went to Mr. Royce
Krueger, Mr. Mead receiving the booby prize,
which was done up in a tin box, carefully
wrapped in white paper tied with dainty loops
of ribbon in the colors. He hesitated about
opening this, insisting there niust be some liv-
ing ereature to juinp out at hiin, but upo11 be-
convinced that nothing should hurt hini,
he tiinidly opened it, to find two innocent-look-
ing pickles awaiting their turn to add to a
Little Miss Helen Hodges favored heryad-
niiring friends by gracefully doing some ath-
letic stunts, which went to show that she in-
herited her honorable father's love for this
Next came a vocal quartette, called April
Showersf' by Kerchewsky, by Misses
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1912j THE CRITERION 69
Golda Bowman and Genevieve Nivoche and
Messrs. Leland McNeese and Ernest Hendon.
Miss Helen Terry played a most brilliant pre-
lude, toning down to the softest accompani-
ment, when the -quartette bravely cleared
throats, then opened mouths as for grand op
era and gracefully resumed their seats, leav-
ing a breathlessly expectant audience a little
They were then led to the dining-room,
where a buffet luncheon was served, class col-
ors predominating-all decorations gay-col-
ored festoons of ribbons running from the elec-
trolier in all directions, caught to the wall with
loops and ends, forming a canopy of the col-
ors, the table decorations were a cut-glass
bowl of white daisies and red geranimns, a
rich cluny piece, and small cut glasses with
mints on tiny pieces were scattered here and
The luncheon consisted of a salad course
and fruit sherbet, each article adding its part
to the colors, the sherbet being red and white,
the angel-food cake and the Watermelon cake
of red and white, with raisins for seed, adding
their part to tl1e color scheme.
The high-school students assembled in Oar-
negie hall one Friday afternoon in April at
2: 30 to enjoy a program given by tl1e sopho-
more class, who thought it was about their
time to share in the literary wr--- -1-2-11 is
usually inhabited only by seniors and an occa-
sional junior. Following was the program:
Piano solo, Invitation to the Dance -
Reading, Irish Astronomy -Dorothy
Violin solo, 'tThe Sigurdu-Mrs. Tietgens.
Reading, lVhen Ignorance Is Bliss -
Violin solo, Kinwiak -Marguerite
Reading, Little Boy Blue -Lucille Cook.
Piano solo, Rustle of Springt'-Joy
Piano solo, Wando -Madaline Colbert.
Selection-High school orchestra.
The program was enjoyed very much by
every one present, and every one voted it a
grand success. .
The Senior Burlesque
Once eve1'y year in Ardmore
The seniors give a play,
And imitate the faculty
In many a cunning way.
One morning we gathered at Carnegie-
It was on the longed-for day
When the seniors amuse their classmates,
Witli their annual little play.
Walter Drew was Mr. Mead,
Respected teacher of science,
Best known as yell leader fine,
To whom we may look for reliance.
A good counterfeit of Mr. Richards
Vlfas Joe Frank Williams-a boy
Who, if he studies faithfully,
Will be to all a joy. ,
Mr. Hodges himself does no better-
His walk, his stutter, his lectures,
Were imitated to the letter. OVER
Harold Ditzler, as Mr. Briggs,
Was appreciated by all,
I am sure the public speaking class
Is a credit to Carnegie llall.
Elizabeth Gwinn was a copy
Of Miss liittler, who can tell
Every word in Cicero's orations,
In that language we love so well.
Iiilly lhiston was Miss Moffet,
And a charming mimic was she,
IVl1o copied Miss Moffet's irritated,l'
As correctly as could be.
And kindly music teacher,
Well were you pictured, too,
When Miss Gertrude led your chorus,
I thought 'twas surely you.
Last, but not least, comes Helen Terryg
Miss Wilkiiison in her found a twin,
She was like her in every detail,
Yes, even to her grin.
Thus pleasantly the hours passed by,
'Mid laughter, jokes and fun,
And we think the day of the senior burlesque
Is a very happy one.
Into the Jaws of Norman
Continued from page 57
After cleaning up and paying hotel dues,
thought I would try some other Hbeaneryl'
for supper. Iiooked them all over, but still
could not decide, as they all' looked so tempt-
ing-not. Got into a placeg my first impres-
sion was that it might be a place to eat, but
later found it was only a place to test your
temper. Sat meekly on a stool for thirty min-
utes, dodging pewter implements and near-sil-
ver, which was being thrown at a box near me.
One waiter finally realized I could not be scared
out and condescended to wait on me. Left
later in a sour frame of mind and with a dark-
brown taste in my mouth. Found the rest
of the band still at The Agnes.
Though all being tired, we managed to stay
up until time for the train, by operating the
electric piano and giving recitals. The time
grew very heavy, and the horrifying news of
one hour late wrought havoc, but the terri-
fying news of 'tit will be along some time in
the morning was a shock to the strongest.
The sample-room tables, parlor and sidewalks
helped some. VVas it cold after that illumi-
nated dew? O chatters! Raiding dismal dark
Main Street for some eats at 5: 15 a. m. is no
king of sports. Aroused the snoring coffee
bailer in one all-night lunch and got a
wedge of pie. Nothing ever looked more in-
viting than that era of red plush' on that long-
I earnestly second tl1e motion to erect a
monument to Fred Harvey, as it was his res-
cue station where we appeased our hunger,
thereby saving some thirty lives. From Pur-
cell the seats grew harder, the train slower,
and eyelids got heavier, and the first glimpse
of dear old Ardmore has deeply imbed-
ded itself in my mind for all time. Of
course, 10 a. m. is a little different from 4
a. m., but it is certainly more fashionable and
handy for those who wished to go to church.
So ended the great eventful trip, all of which
one must go through to see Ardmore have
twenty-three points put up to her credit on
the score board, and to be there when Ard-
more takes the state championship.
R. K., '12,
1912j THE CRITERION 71.
Three years ago, when our principal, NV. C.
Canterbury, left us, we thought that none could
be found to fill his place. But it was not so.
For in Mr. Hodges we have found a man who
has measured up to every standard, and has
even reached higher than could be reasonably
expected from a principal. An attempt to enu-
merate the many good things which he has
done for Ardmore High School would prove
very futile. .
He has come to us as well prepared as any
high-school principal in the west, and has a
record which has followed him, of which any
person could be proud. After completing a
full course in the University of Virginia, he
attended Johns Hopkins and did much post-
graduate work. NVhile in the former school he
won much distinction as a debater and speaker,
having won a very handsome prize given in a
debating contest. He graduated among the
irst of his class, and now holds A. M. and A. B.
Mr. Hodges came to Ardmore in the sum-
mer of 1909, and began his duties in Septem-
ber as principal and mathematics teacher.
Here he has remained every day since he be-
gan, continuously. As soon as he began his
duties he initiated a new system for manag-
ing our athletic sports. Ardmore, athletically
speaking, was dead, the people and patrons
seemed against it. The first season in foot-
ball was not so successful as the later ones,
but a renewed vigor and zeal were manifested.
The patrons began to realize that, after all,
athletic sports were essential to properly bal-
anced school life, and that under the manage-
ment of one so fitted, they began to encourage
In the spring he alone supported and fi-
nanced our track team and sent them to the
southeastern meet, where they won even
against the normal school. The next year be-
gan with bright hopes. Mr. Hodges demanded
that all who took part in football should have
a written consent from their parents. The
rest of our athletics to the present time is
known, not only to the high-school students,
but to all the state. NVith all due credit given,
Mr, Hodges deserves as much, yes, perhaps
more, than any other man.
The great and energetic work done by our
principal is not confined to the running, jump-
ing and playing of the boys and girls, but he
is a master in the schoolroom. His work there
is as thorough and complete and as practical
as any found anywhere. Nor is his influence
bound by the schoolroom walls, his energy
and entlmsiasm radiate through the entire city
and have affected the town wonderfully. He
is the pupils' friend and he makes them feel
it. No hour is too late, no work too arduous
to cause him to give up. and he always will
be found ready and willing to help and advise.
W'e are fortunate, indeed, in having such a
man to lead and inspire us.
VVhat starts your work
And makes you mad,
Then ends it all,
An-d makes you glad?
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Washington, D. C., May 20.-Snow
To senior girls: carry your niuffs.
ONE ON YE EDITOR.
Having finished his simple meal of
blubber, the Eskimo wiped his lingers
in his hair and sat down to read the
Midnight Sun. A slight crunching of
snow caused him to turn his head, and
he beheld a white man muffled in his
furs and wearing snow shoes.
And who are you? inquired the Es-
I am Ernest Henclonf' replied the
stranger, for indeed it was he. I rep-
resent THE CRITERIUN, and would like
an ad, setting forth the resources of this
country. How about a half page F
WEEKLY HEALTH HINT.
Try to snatch a little sleep if possible.
Will cure anything from
Rabies to falling hair.
Try our novelty,
' LITTLE SURPRTSES.
You had better get your thinking cap
on, as I ani going to call on you for
Didn't you say you were short a I
invitations? I would be willing to
you have tenf'
llere's a dollar refund. VVe tfou
TOWER OF REASON.
Founded Feb. 20, 19.11.
a Editor, Royce Krueger.
ew VVeather Forecaster, Prof. Will Rain.
let Cartoonist, Freeman Galt.
Huniorist, A. Clown.
nd Printer's devil. Jack Bleakmore.
we could not use all the money in th
ing for? Your picture has been take
Score, as the train left for Durant
p. ni., 110 to 18, in favor of the gu
Special : 5 p. m., 124 to 4.
Hurry up, Willie, unchain the dog.
COUNT de BUTZ
Mr. Webb: What are you still pos-
Poet, Bill Shakespoke.
IN THE PRESSROOM.
Ye editor received quite a shock last
week, when, on looking over a list of
the subscribers, only one of the two
could be located.
Our otiice boy, finding that we hated
a falsehood more than any other of the
minor vices, consequently admitted, af-
ter a third-degree sweat, that he had
wiped the ink roller on the oliice towel.
We lamentate the fact that, after
working years for a sheepskin, only to
receive and hide it in a drawer. Why
couldn't they be used for powder rags?
If it was raining soup, Jodie Wil-
lianis would be caught in it with only a
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MAY 22' 1912
ALINE-o'-TYPE on 'rwo
While the primary purpose of this col-
umn is to please the boss and our-
selves, we Coccasionallyj receive some
very spicy criticisms. We have recently
created a brickbat department, and
please address all slanderous messages
to this department, where they will be
given the absent treatment. U
Furthermore, I, Royce Krueger, shall
pay no more attention to threatening let-
ters from suffragettes, unless accompa-
nied by photographs.
All donations for another cuo to be
purchased for the Southeastern Normal
meet, sent to ye editor will be promptly
forwarded to the proper authorities, Ev-
ery cent for this is for old A. H. S., so
let the coin drop with a merry clink.
Receipts to date: Doc Skinny, Jr.,
hat check, cash, 10eg from an anony-
mous source, 10,000 shares of Ardmore-
New York A: R. R., par value, 3525,-
000,000, market value, S1 per roll.
It is with great regret ye editor, as he
grasps his quill, realizes this is his last
editorial he will write for this noble
organ which he started. Starting from
a mere vague idea, it has grown to a
now-tiourishing sheet, employing ten
men and occupying the spacious otiices
in our own building, as the above cut
Notice to the future editor: Please
water and take care of it, so it will not
wither, dry up and perish.
Had a fine sunrise this morning. said
Bill Bynum to Frame, Did you see it P
Sunrise? said Frame. Why, I
have been managing to get in just a lit-
Thousands for graduation, and 1l0t a
cent for vacation,
I guess I'm some pumpkin, said
Doc Son. A fellow in Durant asked
me if I wasn't 'Buddy' Neilson.
Pshaw! said Deacon Brown, a
guy over there came to me and said,
'Holy Moses, is that you.
lyou see this proposition.
Mr. Hodges: Miss Rossington, do
Mary: Oh, yes! It's delightfully
But what of it ? as Aeneas remarked
A fellow who won't get up when he's
knocked down is of no use.
, SPORTING NOTES.
Mead sometimes stands for medium,
but not our Harry H. Mead.
Floyd will have to grow to catch Budd
in the 220.
Q Come on over, Pitty.
! Phil certain climbs the fish pole.
I say, did you see Andy throw that
Oh, Mr. Mead, what is sodium benzo-
Dr. Paul Frame,
The handy doctor with a butcher
Funeral expenses prepaid.
Pudd McNeese, Assistant.
LOST-Suitcase, with contents, and
umbrella, in Norman. No questions
asked. Liberal reward if returned to
R. K., clo Line-o'-Type.
We certainly feel slighted, as we have
received advertisements from only 108
Miss Moiifit: Stop that laughing.
Willis: Can't I indulge in a little
The oflicial kelly for Ardmore is the
white knock-a-bout this season.
Sherlock Holmes looked worn and
I give it up, he gasped. I cannot
find an undecorated song book. Wat-
son, send for Burns.
Reaching for the hypo, he gave him-
self another coke treatment.
FUMES FROM THE LABORATORY.
Our Mary Jane,
She's gone to the silent hence.
She lit the fire with gasoline,
And hasn't ben-zine sense.
Sweeter than the breezes from the sunny
Are the tinkling abulations of my auto-
How I love its giddy gurgle,
How I love its ceaseless How,
How I love to set my mouth off,
How I love to hear it go.
We have for sale in our office an idea
which is as deep as a well, and as wide
as a barn door, and are willing to trade
it for a hand press or a meal ticket.
The Buck-Meat front restaurant of
Norman was preparing for a rush one
morning, when in walked Flop, Roe
Ikard and Leland McNeese. All being
hungry enough to eat a couple of safety
razors and chew the teeth off a buzz
Gentleman wants to take a chance,
shouts the waiter.
I'll have hash, too, says Roe.
Another sport, yells the waiter.
Oh, I'll take chicken croquettes and
a glass of milk, adds Pudd.
Foul ball, and let it rain, shouts the
It is said that an auburn-haired beau-
ty taught Roe Ikard how to operate the
electric piano at The Agnes.
A certain well-known young lady was
recently reprimanded by her mother, be-
cause her high-school beau stayed so
late the night before.
But, mother, he left at ten.
'Oh, no, but he didn't. Before he
closed the door l heard him say, 'just
Miss Motfet: Where is your note-
Boots: My head is my notebook.
Miss Moffett 'l'hat's a blank book.
As we dash to press, we might say,
we laid 'em down this year on the
74 THE URITERIQN amy,
lVhen former Superintendent Evans ar-
rived i11 1905, things began to move, and are
still moving in Ardmore High School. Ile
started many line organizations, which have
made the schools of the city recognized and
admired. Our new superintendent is keeping
them up to their standards, and they are
growing' stronger each day. Among the many
organizations that he instituted, none has done
so much practical good as the Moot Congress.
The pupils are taught and become accustomed
to think on their feet. Une prominent school
man of this state once said of the pupils of
Ardmore lligll School that they are easier
before an audience and are able to express
themselves more clearly before an audience
than any he had ever seen.
The organization of the Moot Congress is
based on that of the national congress. It is
composed ot' a senate and house of represen-
tatives. The senate is made up of the mem-
bers of the junior and senior classes. The
house ot' representatives is made up of tl1e
Annual elections are held, The president
of the United States is elected from the fac-
ulty, while the vice-president is one of the
senators. These elections are always of in-
terest, because the high school is divided into
two great parties: the libe1'als and conserva-
tives. Each party has nominees who are voted
on by the whole high school student body.
Presidential electors are chosen in eacl1 party,
and instructed to vote for tl1e party nominees.
The senate, as one division of the congress,
was organized in 1907, with Kelly B1'own as
president. Kelly is now a member of the law
firm of Brown QQ 'Brown in this city. The
next year the membership increased. Louis
T,-edbetter was elected president. Louis is IIOVV
a senior law student in the state university.
In 1909 Fred E. Tucker, present superintend-
ent of Carter County, was elected to the presi-
dency. The following year Allen Swan pre-
sided, and in 1910 Norman Clark, who is now
a pupil in Selvidge Business College, was
191,22 THE CRITERION 75
president, and in 1912 Ernest Hendon was
elected to the chair.
The membership has continually increased
until new it numbers about eighty live and
The house of representatives was organ-
ized at the same time as the senate. This year
the increase in population has necessarily en
larged the body until not less than seventy-
seven brilliant young statesmen are seated in
SECRETAR Y HOUSE
the north wing of the capitol.
Baker is speaker, and Mabel Reed is clerk.
Some good work is being done. Much good
is being derived from the work. Pupils are
encouraged to study the questions which are
presenting themselves to the American people
daily, and are attempting to solve them by
remedial legislation. In this congress ques-
tions pertaining to national, state, city or
school subjects can be discussed. Interest in
current events is aroused by this work, as
nothing else can.
The year's Work is nearly done, and Jet'-
ferson school finds herself 1no1'e ready for the
final test than ever before. Some pretty diffi-
cult problems have presented themselves, but
they have all been solved by the earnest
thought of a corps of zealous teachers, whose
every Waking thought has been for the better-
ment of the school as a whole or individual
grade. Principal Coffman has been heard to
remark, several times, that he wants the same
teachers with him another year.
The pupils, with a few exceptions, have
spent the year in serious study, and now be-
gin to see how much it counts. They have
seemed to realize that each day's work is an
important part of the year's work, and have
tried to make them all count for and not
against the iinal average.
76 THE CRITERION flllay,
Tl1e industrial work has proved to be very
popular, as well as very useful. Several pu-
pils have beautiful baskets to show for their
trouble, and blistered thumbs. Let us have
more of it another year. More people make
their way in the world with their hands than
their heads. Why not train the hands? A
trained eye and skilled hand have surely as
great a use in the world and as honorable a
Y Y Y
As usual, Jeiferson school glee club, with
Miss Nellie in charge, is the best in the
city. If a prize is offered this year, they will
be much disappointed if they dou't get it.
They have worked hard, and the 1'esults are
there to show it. Their voices blend well and
a chorus of strength and beauty is the result.
Y Y Y
Anybody that doubts the skill of little tin-
gers should look into the primary grades some
day and see the many beautiful and clever
ideas that have been worked out by the ef-
forts of the skillful heads of this department.
Y Y Y
Third and Fourth Ward teachers were very
fortunate in having two days each to visit the
other schools. There is nothing more helpful
to a teacher than to see another teacher's work.
This is recognized in most schools, and teach-
ers are sent to visit, at least one day in the
The May-day exercises this year were pret-
tier than ever before. More drills and games
were given, and tl1e pupils all showed better
training. A thing like this, of course, grows
better year by year.
Y Y Y
The subject of the negro population of the
state was being discussed. The fact that some
towns had many, some few and some none,
was mentioned, and Chickasha was mentioned
as having a large negro population. A boy
remarked: I know why they like Chickashag
it's because it sounds like chicken.
Y Y Y
Some very excellent sight reading is being
done in third grade. Under Miss Hopson's
good management they have become a band of
steady, cheerful little workers. Our own grad-
uates all make successful teachers.
Y Y Y
Children have really beautiful thoughts and
express themselves wonderfully well. One of
the teachers has a dress with a collar of bril-
liant plaid. A little fellow, begging l1e1' to
wear the dress, said, 'tThe one with the rain-
Our hearts were saddened by the tragic
death of little Pettit. Tl1e exercises planned
for VVashington's borthday were not given,
because of the shadow it cast over two homes
in the ward.
' Washington School
The best year in the history of the Wash-
close. The loy-
of the teacher
ington school is drawing to a
alty and conscientious work
force and the good attendance and punctuality
of pupils has created interest
ly worthy results. The support of patrons
and the mothers' club has helped greatly in
the carrying out of the work.
Lucy Fraley, in the eighth, and Charlsie
Granburg, in the seventh, have niade the high-
est average grades for the year.
Y Y Y
Clarence Smith, of third grade, is wearing
a gold medal won in the county oratorical
contest. He represented tl1e city in tl1e Hrst
1912j THE 01:1
Eighth-grade teacl1er: Eslie, what is the
plural of appendix?
Eslie Qwith great assurancejz Appendi-
il? if Y
Teacher to pupil: Carol, describe tl1e Nile
Carol: It rises at Alexandria, flows south
and empties into tl1e Great Lakes.
On being asked the cause of tl1e absence
from school of a little girl, this answer was
given by another pupil: Why, they took her
grandmother to the cemetery today tpausej
to be operated on.
Sixth grade, Second NVard, has won no
medals, developed no prodigies, but so far as
good, solid get-ready-for-life work is con-
cerned, we claim to have accomplished our
The fourth grade has made an especially
good record this year, both in attendance and
punctuality. Mabel Cline, one of our leaders,
has not missed a day nor been tardy for three
years. Georgia Brook and Alzada Carnahan
have also been perfect in attendance and punc-
tuality. Emma Wall and Russell Weeks have
been our class leaders, with a dozen close fol-
The per cent of attendance in tl1e fifth
grade of Washington school has increased each
month. Those who have been perfect in at-
tendance and who have not been tardy this
term are: Pernie Clowdus, Leon Daube, Wil-
lie Smither, Myrtle Smither, A. V. Labbait,
Ella Self and Minnie Walling.
Since Alva Sullivan and Cicero Smith won
first and second places in the 50-yard dash at
the Carter County meet, the boys of second
grade have renewed their interest in athletics.
The Franklin school May day was a grand
success. Even the day was perfect, tl1e sun
shining and only a slight breeze blowing. Of
course, all of First Ward was out, but we
also had visitors from other wards, both pupils
Tl1e evening started off with the May-queen
drill by seventh- and eighth-grade girls. At
the crowning of the May queen a picture was
taken. Following this drill each grade had a
folk game. At the close of each, smiles and
nods of approval ran through tl1e c1'owd.
Some girls from third and fourth grades gave
the Venetian flower drill. lt was a beautiful
drill and was perfectly given, showing a great
deal of grace and accuracy. Also a number of
tl1e fifth- and sixth-grade girls gave a Japa-
nese drill. This was gotten up well and was
pleasing to tl1e whole audience. A row of
funny clowns appeared with their antics, which
permitted and received plenty of laughter.
Next came a group of small girls in daisy cos-
tumes a11d sang a daisy song with gestures.
This was ve1'y pretty illld received its full
amount of applause.
An Indian-club drill by twelve boys was
beautiful. This drill was fully appreciated,
although the boys had no expectations of at-
tracting attention. After the day was over
compliments were given 011 every side. The
appreciation of the exercises was shown by a
Franklin mother, who sent a bunch of carna-
tions to the twelve boys in the Indian-club drill
and to tl1e only boy in tl1e Japanese drill. '
78 THE ORITERION muy,
'l'hat eommeree is the path-breaker of
eivilizationt' is proven by the history of every
primitive people whose surroundings make
eommeree essential for support. And why
does eonnneree so atteet the intellect of na-
tions? Because it is impossible to trade with
any people without an exehange of ideas, cus!
toms and learning taking plaee, wiheh results
in the faet that the seat'aring peoples of an-
eient times became the most eivilized. 'llhus
eommeree is an intelleetual as well as a mate-
One ot' the best examples that ean be given
to prove the value of eommeree is the history
of European eountries, as atfeeted by the
I'hoenieians. Ilad it not been for these daring
1'hf1-nieian soldiers and traders, it is doubtful
to say at what stage ol' eivilization the world
would have been today. Probably it would
have just reaehed the Atlantie, still trembling
for its safety from the ll2ll'llill'l2lllS. tlertain
it is that the progress and spread ot eiviliza-
tion would have been slow!
Oriental vulture in the time of the Plur-
nieians was nearly at its height, but its peoe
ple were neither enterprising nor eommereial.
Left to itself, the Orient would never have
reaehed a higher state ot' eivilization, and so
would have erystallized or have been blotted
out by the barbarian inroads. 'llhe proof of
this statement lies in the faet that the Orien-
tal world of modern times is very little in ad-
vanee ot' its ancient culture.
But while this danger ot' stagnation was
threatening the Orient, the Plioenieians had
been spreading this eulture throughout Eu-
rope and northern Africa. They seemed or-
dained to have this existing bit ot' eivilization
by transportation, though uneonseiously, to
newer and more vigorous peoples. In Greece
this eulture lived to be transmitted to the Ro-
mans, and then to the land ot' the Britons.
During all this time ot progress eiviliza-
tion had traveled westward, and today, with
the same swift but noiseless energy as in the
past, it is still pursuing its eourse. lt has
swept the western hemisphere and has again
reaehed the East, as shown by the awakening
of t'hina after eenturies of slumber and isola-
tion. So, as the trade winds of the earth are
turned westward by the motion ot' the earth
as they near the equator, it seems that eivili-
zation, swayed by the same indomitable force,
likewise turns westward.
Thus the world has been enveloped in this
ever-1nrogressing and enlightened present.
Never again shall eivilization be thwarted by
the war ery of the savage. Never again shall
it totter on the brink of sueeess. But let us
not forget that the cause of this World-Wide
19122 THE CRITERION 79
progress lies mainly in the fact that the Phoe-
nicians acted as the missionaries of civiliza-
tion, that would have otherwise been blotted
Trade, traffic, intercourse and exchange are
all synonyms of commerce. Hence we may
now turn our attention to a more earnest, yet
not less-interesting, point of view, known as
exchange, without changing the subject.
T This division of the paper has been fitly
termed the Flxcl1ange, in which we may
communicate our criticisms and ideas to each
other. The knowledge thus gained in this way
will remain with us, because it is printed, and
printed essence is ever ready for reference
and reltlection. '
But on account of lackof space, criticism
will be omitted and we bid you a happy fare-
well, awaiting your return next year.
5' Professor,', said the student, I can't
find the word 'appendicitis' in this dictionary.
Lookin the appendix, advised the pro-
fessor.-HollZ1nd's Magazine. 1
She is in the bathroom sprayin, out her throat,
Dad's hustled outdoors to fumigate the goat,
Ma's a-takin' tablets at the kitchen sink-
Perhaps I'd better wash-my-hands-
But I ain't scared, by jinks!
Y il? SE
THE PsALMIs'r 'ro His PoNY.
1. The pony is my helper: I shall not flunk.
2. He raiseth my standing, he leadeth me
in the paths of knowledge for credit's sake.
3. Yea, though I plod through the fourth
book of Virgil, I shall fear no evil, for thou
art with me, and thy phrases they comfort me.
4. Thou preparest my lessons for me in
spite of my teachers: thou crownest my head
with fame, my standing runneth high.
5. Surely applause and recognition shall
follow me all the days of my life, and my pony
shall dwell in my house forever.-Exchange.
That's right, said the teacher encour-
agingly to the very small boy who was labori-
ously learning his A B C's, what comes after
' ' Whiz ! ' '-Exchange.
The grand essentials of life are something
to do, something to love and something to
T El? if
Young lady fkindlyl: Maggie, I hope
you wash your teeth regularly?
Maggie tindignantlylz Brush me teeth?
Wot would I do that for? There ain't no hair
on me teeth! -Drnnwnerls Y ar-ns.
An old gentleman walked up to the pretty
girl attendant at the counting room of a daily
newspaper office a few days ago, and said:
Miss, I would like to get copies of your
paper for a week back. ' '
You had better get a porous plaster,
she abstractedly replied. You get them just
across the street. -Holla-nd's Magazine.
Mrs. Dearborn: You say that is Mrs.
Burke-Martin lf ' '
Mrs. Wabasli: Yes: Burke was her name
and Martin was her l1usband's name.
Mrs. Dearborn: But why does she use
the hyphen between the names?
Mrs. Wabash: To show that she is sepa-
rated from her husband. -Dallas N ews.
IN EVERY FEAST remember that there are
two guests to be entertained: the body and
the soul: and that what you give the body
you presently lose, but what you give the soul
80 THE' CRITERION filing!
CAST OF II IGH SCHOOL PLAY
The best 2llll2lt0lll.' I1Cl'l.0l'1l12lI1l'0 that 1'
have ever seen put mi, just 11e1'feetly
Q'1'0Ell?,,--W0l'l' the wmwls Wllll'll were llC2l1'll
l'V01'yWll0l'0, l'1'0lll interesteml s11eetz1t111's illlll
e11l,l111sia1stic' l1ig'l1-scflmol Sl.llil0lltS alike. It
was :1 great slim-ess 111 every wziyg lirst of alll,
the ulmiee oi' play z1111l tlmselef-tie11 el' the east.
ll'il.l1 :111 :ill-slzu' mist :1114l ll1lll0l the cli1'e1'tie11
nl' Miss t,'lz1111li11e XVlllilllS0ll, llllllllllg' short of
siivuess was expevleal, but sum-h 21, lf0lllIPlt'l,C sue-
vess we11l3 beyoml the ex11e1'tz1li011 ol' every 0110.
As Sllll0l'llll0ll1l0ll'L lilCllilI'llS 1111110111111-ml the
l'ollowi11g111o1'11i11g' i11 eliapel, The seliool play
lzlsli eve11i11g', Hlllllg' with our victory ill the field
meet and 0111- sple111licl S4'0l'll1g ill mlebute, 111z11'ks
the lll'0Q,'l'PSS of the seho11l.
The plot nl' the play, Fls111e1'z1lclz1.', een-
ters Ell'0lIllIl 2111 z1111biti1111s 1ll0lll0l' who vmisiels
ers herself 11 fl1'llllg'0 011 the olcl l1o111e l':11'111 in
North C:11'oli11z1, :uid 1ll2llil'S life llllSOl'2IlllU lllll'
he1' 11001' llllSlJ2lllLl z111fl little ESIIl6lI'2llll2l, who
both love their home 4le:11'ly.
The play o11'e11s with D11-W, il Slll'UWll busi-
ness lllilll, 1l!'l'0lllll2l,lll0Il by l1is l'1'ie111l, 11. lllilll
of polisl1e4l exte-1'io1', but g'CIlC1'0llS Zlllll w111'111f
ll0Ell't0ll, Zlltlllllllllllg' to buy the llUlll0 fm' :ll-
l1l0Sl1 llllllllllyf, z1ltl1m1gl1 he liIl0WS tll4'l'0 is 1111-
O11 the plzwe. lCs111e1'z1l1lz1,'s lover, with some
zxssistmiee f1'o111 Este1'l11'oolc, S110-C00ilS i11 ex-
posing' llrewv, and is 1'ewz11'decl by lli1VlI1Q,' his
ESllli?l'2llCl21 drugged off by her 1l10tll01' to Pziris,
where she at last will have QL CllilIlCC.H The
1912j THE URITERION 81
old man is in sympathy with Dave and Esmer-
alda, who has to leave the little house Dave has
built for her without even seeing it, but he
doesn't dare to stand agin mother.
As the play proceeds, we see Mrs. Rodgers
doing her best to marry poor little Esmeralda
to a marquis, and we find Esmeralda and her
father both dragged around, from one round
of society to another, although their hearts
are beating for North Carolina. But they
have gained warm friends in Jack Desmond
and his two sisters, who, with Esterbrook, fi-
nally succeed in bringing Dave-the same hon-
est and loyal Dave, who has followed them to
Paris-and Esmeralda together again, reveal-
ing the fact that the ore has been found on
Dave's land, instead, and that all the last
months he had been supplying Mrs. Rodgers
with money, as her royalties now were of no
value. While working in the interest of the
Rodgers, Esterbrook and Nora Desmond de-
velop a love affair of their own, which con-
cludes very happily.
Mrs. Rodgers now is in a very embarrassed
position, but good old Dave rises to the occa-
sions and old relations are established, only
this time mother sits back and listens.
Every role was excellently portrayed,
without a single exception. Those who had
comparatively only a few lines made so much
of their parts that they all measured up to the
same high standard.
Miss Annie Anderson, as Mrs. Rodgers,
carried off her difficult role with exceptional
success. Too much praise cannot be given her
Esmeralda, dear little Esmeraldy, won
the hearts of all of us, and her lines when she
at last made her stand against mother were
given in such a way as would have won credit
for any professional from exacting critics.
Helen Sayre, as Nora, and Golda Bowman,
as Kate Desmond, sisters of Jack Desmond,
the artist, were very girlish and natural.. IVal-
ter D1'ew, as their big brother Jack, so con-
cerned in their welfare that it was hard to be-
lieve that they really weren't brothers and
sisters, carried out his part well. Helen
Sayre's work in the role of Nora was espe-
cially clever. She made us appreciate warm-
hearted, impulsive Nora, feel grateful for the
help she gave tl1e Rodgers, and rejoice with
her when she discovered her love for Ester-
brook. Leland McNees, as Esterbrook, was
the polished, leisurely gentleman of ease, to
perfection. His attempt to propose and his
final success were presented very skillfully.
Thaddeus Baker, as Dave, was forceful and
manly. He portrayed Esmeralda's North Gar-
olinian lover as every inch a man. His beau-
tiful deep voice and Esmeralda's were both
ideal for the two parts. X
Royce Krueger, as old man Rodgers, could
not possibly have been better. His make-up,
carriage, dialect and interpretation of the lines
completely transformed him i11to a peace-low
ing, tender-hearted old man.
Harold Ditzler gave a very creditable pre-
sentation of the shrewd, calculating business
man, to whom money is of first consideration,
and Joe Frank Williams succeeded wonder-
fully in his role as the French marquis. His
accent and manner caused a great deal of
amusement. Besides the personnel of the cast,
the costumes and the stage setting were big
factors of success. '
Taking it all in all, the Ardmore High
School is very proud of the success of the play
and very proud of those who were instru-
mental in its success.
I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one,
But from the milk I get at lunch
I know that there must be one.
THE CRITERION fMay
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
LEE CRUCE, GOVERNOR
March 1, 1912.
Editorial Staff of Criterion,
High School, Ardmore, Okla.
I want to thank you for sending me a copy of
ebruary issue of The Criterion.
aper, from a splendid editorial
endid high school. Each member
It is a splen-
staff and from
of my family
it with pleasure and enjoyment.
1.9122 THE CRITERION 83
Casting Bread Upon the Waters
Away back in 1862, at the beginning of tl1e
Civil War, there was a large flour mill in the
thriving little village of Valley Mills, Mo.
People came from many miles to have their
corn ground by this mill, even though the price
was high, and in return they received meal
that was fine and very wholesome. Because
of his prosperity, Mr. Wilson, the owner, had
retired from tl1e daily toil of life and entrusted
the management to his friend, Mr. Stubles.
He was to exact high toll and neither sell or
give grain, and well did he fulfill his require-
Near the little village lived the prosperous
farmer, David True, and wife. Their only
son Charles had been among the first to enlist
in the army when the South called for volun-
teer. Mrs. Davis, a widow with a small child,
who had recently moved from Arkansas, also
lived near by. For, after her husband's death,
realizing her condition and being a true sol-
dier's wife, buried her sorrows deep in her
heart and went to work with a will, planted
her grain and awaited the harvest. But, alas!
we know too well what happened. The enemy
came through, and little was left. Scarcely
had the first frost of winter covered the ground
when l1er supply was exhausted.
It was then that she went to the manager
of the mill, who refused to either sell or give
her grain. What must she do? Her husband
had given his life for his country, her child
was sick from lack of food and starvation was
staring them in the fact. She was leaving the
mill, with a heart full of sorrow and distress,
when the farmer David True drove up with a
load of grain. Seeing her troubled face, he
'tMy good woman, you seem in distress.
Can I help you?
She told him her story, and the generous
farmer bid her cheer up, as he would give her
enough grain for two months, free of toll. The
woman was too full to express her gratitude,
but her looks repaid him for his kindness.
When Mr. True returned home, he told his
wife of tl1e widow and his gift. Mrs. True was
glad, and after a few moments said:
David, our boy is in yonder ranks, and
should he be wounded, some stranger might
care for him and nurse him back to life. Let
us do unto others as we would have them do
And, as a result, they took Mrs. David and
child to live with them. She was very grate-
ful for her new home and p1'oved her gratitude
by her continual thoughtfulness of their wel-
fare. But as winter merged into spring, the
child sickened and died, leaving Mrs. Davis
with a second sorrow.
About this time the enemy began pilfering
and plundering many homes, leaving destruc-
tion in their path. So, one day, while Mr. True
and wife were in the village, the enemy at-
tacked the True home and compelled Mrs. Da-
vis and the servants to flee for their lives.
They took what they could, hoping to meet Mr.
True and wife in town, but in this they were
disappointed, and were now forced to keep
moving. After reaching the Indian Territory-
Arkansas boundary and feeling safe, they
stopped to camp for a. few days. But they
soon heard the fire of guns, and, upon investi-
gation, found southern soldiers near them. As
their provisions were low, Mrs. Davis applied
to headquarters for relief. And, learning there
was an epidemic of fever, she tendered her
services as nurse. The offer was gladly ac-
cepted and in a short time she was at her post
of duty. She passed from cot to cot, bathing
fevered brows and cooling parched lips, and
was called an angel of mercy.
After a day of steady work in the hospital,
she took a short walk to rest her tired nerves.
84 THE UIHTERION Hilary,
And, to her great surprise, whom should she
meet but Charles True? He was indeed glad
to meet a friend of his parents and hear from
home. So, while they spent the time talking
of things most dear to a soldier's heart, the
dusk of evening began to fall, and she returned
to the hospital and he to his tent.
Days passed, the weather grew warmer, and
new patients arrived, many to fill a soldier's
grave. One day, when the weather was warm-
est, Charles True was stricken with the fever
and sent to the hospital. Mrs. Davis was very
sorry to see her friend sick, but determined,
if possible, to nurse him back to health. She
had not forgotten the kindness bestowed on
her by the True family, and with new zeal she
hoped and prayed for his speedy recovery.
With such care and nursing the fever slow-
ly, but surely, left tl1e patient. While he lay
on his cot, he realized that he owed all to the
good woman who had spared no pains for his
comfort and welfare. And when he attempted
to thank her, she only replied:
You are gathering the bread that your
parents cast on the water, so take it and be
But while sick, he had learned to love the
woman who was nursing him so well and pa-
tiently. So, ere he returned to duty, he told
her of his love and greatest wish, and, with
love light in her eyes, she ,promised to share
his victory or defeat, and help him rebuild
their country and home.
He returned to his regiment, while she rc-
inained at the hospital, relieving many, and
ever hopeful for the struggle to end. Days
passed, a month rolled by, and ere long a year,
and then two years. Oh, would it never end?
Ah, at last, it came, after the battle of Appo-
mattox, when the soldiers surrendered all and
started back to loved ones, to a defeated land,
a destroyed home and a ravaged country. But
to Charles True there was a light, a guiding
star, the hope of meeting the one awaiting him.
The news of the defeat was received with sor-
row at the hospital, yet in Mrs. Davis' heart
there was joy, as she awaited the soldiers'
coming with anxiety.
In the meantime, Mr. and Mrs. True had
rebuilt their home, and learning where Mrs.
Davis was, went at once to bring her back,
for they had become attached to her. But
just before their return trip Charles True ar-
rived at the hospital to claim and fulfill his
long-cherished wish. After a few words of
greeting, Mrs. Davis said she had a surprise
for him, and led him into the tent, when he
found his parents. What a happy reunion!
How proud the parents were to know that
Mrs. Davis was to be their daughter. Then
Mr. True, after thanking God for the protec-
tion and safe return of their son, said:
Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou
shalt find it after many days.
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X' x x
191,2j THE CRITERION sa
Some Marks of Growth
UONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
after careful preparation, to the recitation.
Monthly meetings of all the city teache1's have
followed these studies, when the best things
learned have been brought out by the individ-
ual teachers. This course has been more than
the equal of a short summer normal, for it
gave an opportunity of bringing theory into
immediate practice. As a direct result, Su-
perintendent Richards declares, the teaching
has improved 100 per cent during the year.
In addition to the above, the teachers have
singly and then collectively worked out a
course of study for the Ardmore schools.
This has brought home to each teacher the
special needs of the work as nothing else could
have done. This will form the basis of an en-
tirely new course for the city schools, which
will be put into operation next session.
Another innovation of the year is the keep-
ing in the superintendent's office and in the
office of each principal a card file of every
pupil in the city system. Besides being a full
scholastic record, this card has on the reverse
side a complete physical history of tl1e pupil,
noting any bodily defects which might impede
his progress. This card-file index, of both
teachers and pupils, has been a great conven-
ience, and has already given large results.
Again, blanks for daily reports to the prin-
cipals have been furnished the teachers, and
these have been faithfully made out from day
to day. By these, the principals and the su-
perintendent can know just what each teacher
does each day, and where they are in the vari-
ous itexts. All this has meant much of work
and time, but the teachers have done it cheer-
fully and in the spirit of growth.
Another plan which is to be put into opera-
tion in the Ardmore schools is that of dividing
the calendar year into four terms of twelve
weeks each, with promotions at the end of
each term. This will have the advantage of
allowing no one to fail on more than three
months of school work until opportunity is
given of making good the failure. It will
mean, too, that the long and too-often danger-
ous, summer vacation will be turned to good
account. The plan has many strong points to
offset tl1e relatively few disadvantages.
Another feature of the work is the inser-
tion of another full year's work above the
eighth grade, thus making the school in every
sense a full four-year high school, with a mini-
mum requirement of sixteen units for gradu-
A new high-school building has long been
needed. Bonds for its erection and equipment
were voted some three years ago, but nothing
more was done till the present session. Superin-
tendent Richards has been untiring in agitat-
ing the matter, with the result that the bonds
have been sold, the site selected, the contract
let and actual construction begun. This 33100.-
000 building will give to Ardmore the much-
needed equipment, and will place her on a
Q Tarver 8z Dorrah 2 . SEE
E Jewelers 2 E
E ' NVe do fine watch repairinzatiif- E Fred W. Horn E
2 We do fine watch and jewelry E E
E repairing, E ' FOR THAT SUMMER SUIT. E
E TTY US- E Correct Fits. Latest Styles. E
5 7 North iVashington Street
R6 THE ORITERION fjlny,
level with the very best schools in the state.
Some of the greatest improvement has been
seen in the high school. An enrollment of
172, almost half of them boys, sets a new rec-
ord. In the senior class of thirty-five there are
almost as many boys as girls. There has been
a gradual increase of attendance of boys for
the past three or four years, due to the put-
ting into the schools those things which appeal
to the boy. The proposed manual training and
domestic science courses will be a new force
for holding students in high school.
Athletics has reached a stage a long way
in advance of anything even dreamed of three
years ago. Our victo1'ies in football and track
have attracted statewide attention. lnterseho-
lastic contests witl1 the leading l1igl1 schools
of the state were unknown until three years
ago. A small beginning was then made, and
the growth has been wonderful. Only bonu
fide students are allowed in any contest. These
must be absolutely amateurs, must be making
passing grades in four subjects and must show
themselves worthy of the school's approval.
No member of any team can continue to use
tobacco in any form. This year saw high school
competing with Norman, though iinally defeat-
ed, for the state championship in football, it
has witnessed the third winning of track and
field supremacy in southeastern Oklahoma,
and has seen the state meet at Norman won
by a handsome margin.
lnterschelastic debating has been initiated,
and has aroused as much interest as any game
of football ever played here.
This has indeed been a good year, a year
marked with general kind feeling on the part
of all. Teachers have worked faithfully and
wellg pupils have rallied to the work with a
unanimity never before equalledg the citizen-
ship of the city has shown a larger interest
in the work of tl1e schools than ever, and the
year seems to be closing in a. general cm of
3 THEA TER
i G Sllfe GfYlUS8l'l'lelIf
E SIX YEARS if
5 Without a Kick
Z 'llhat is our record in Ardmore with :
the famous - - E
2 The show that gives you the
2 most and best for the money.
E Commence coming.
E H. LOWENSTEIN
E i a HARRlSON'S .
. 'Fl l WN AND C0 UNTRIY - E
PATNT - - i
Everything for the builder. A E
- Hudson-Houston Lumber Co. E
Broadway and VVashington. Phone 32 E
1,22 THE CRITERION
BIC MA Y SALE
Is Now in Full Blast
Economy is the stepping-stone to success.
Begin to economize by attending this big sale
Dollars Do Double Duty H
The greatest opportunity of the season to
save money. '
Everything now on sale at Sweeping re-
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.aff Jaap: J WdAV!fV.? azfrf7rrf,P.s
Envy D, ,,y,y.. wil H .,, .. ,y...,MU.
88 T11 ln'
AS WE SEE THEM
Our superintendent, Mr. Richards,
Has all the get up and go ,
He makes the pupils do their hestg
His training' they all do show.
Mr. Hodges, the principal,
This year to us came back.
He teaches mathematics,
And helps in field and track.
Mr. Briggs, the English teacher,
Teaches public speaking, too.
Y0u'd like him if you knew him-M
People always do.
Lords of exams., erstwhile divine,
Beneath Whose glance our grades decline,
Leave with us our text-books yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.
U li I 1'La'ltlUA' fill ll
POOR MARY !
Mary had a little bookg
She studied it one day,
And when the teacher found it out
She tainted right away.
4? Y if
'llhe l'lI'9SlllIli-'H are a merry bunch,
As sweet as sweet can beg
Very bI'l,Q,'llt and blooming,
'l'hey're fresh and green, you see.
?f' it Q-'F
Willie studied chemistry,
Studied long and late:
Willie breathed chloride gasee
He'll never graduate.
ffl? ae Y
llail A, ll. S. at work or at playg
Wie get what we try for any old day-
At an oratorical contest or baseball game
Or at a track meet-Mit's all the same.
2 CHICKA SA W
2 nEP13NnABi,n Linus.
E MonnRA'r1+: P1-nuns. E
l in., . l
I Y OU know the place Where pure
E drugs are sold. Vllhere up to date
E wall paper is shown and Where the
E best smoke in the city can be bought.
VVhile the teachers and pupils are
S enjoying their much-deserved vaca-
ii tion, we will he preparing' for their
fall work, with a full line of' school
E supplies. i
E 'l'ell us your troublesg we are here
E to relieve.
5 Ti N COLEMAN
' X I,
ldj THE UliI1'Eli1ON
Ucmlleare smartness for girls in ready to wear garments. New dainty nov-
elties in Neckwear, Gloves, llanflkereliiefs, Fans, Parasols and new Foot-
wear. - '
Buys of the knee-pant age as well as the eollege chap will find swagger
1-lothes here. Sliirts with soft, detachable collars, swell Neekwear, Half
llose, Spring Hats in soft and straw, that are right. ' -
SHOES WITH CLASS
and men who know, to fit them
l . 1 , l
Tlu' STORE flmf IS JUST HlGll'l'!
YVI HRK lilIiKl'A'l'RlUK HUNTER HINKLE
Shoes P K -.. ku :A
'.l St fo., t
ll 11,1 Q' H in
gil leee- 'ffi- A A
226' ie MARK KIRKPATRICK 8z C0
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I M The , ',el E INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE
11'a ie f cl UST E AND LOANS
i11:?.'33g,,::.1Zf . . 1 . -
'l'reatment ' liz'
.lust Vlgillt lfiJTlf.lif.iff We are on the juli all the time.
ln fact we are ever striving to make
EVEHlY'l'IllNG .lllS'l' RIGIVI' at
HAMiLToN's SHOE STORE S S '
lu' 17 lf I 7' lu' lf I U .Y ll
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VERY BE ST
IQ JHH?HHHHHHHIIHHTHHTYHTTHW, WWHIHIWIEIWH M U MY 'SW VWMWM W IE
JIIJQ THE UlflTElilUA'
..Y1111 to selevt YOIII'
STYLES exclusively our own.
l I7' g11z11':111tee1l 11e1'fe1't.
QVA LITY all that can luv clesirenl.
I'Ii'If'lf-1-11111111119 0111's with others. fi
J. W. KR UEGER
lVr1ff-I1 our lVi111ln1rs.
An IN VITA TION
L mne 111 ' if illilj ilil i
and see q s 'LT
our new 1-ii i,
sz111ita1'y :-3 . : '
Fm 1 ll I1 ta 1 11. .i. X
lt wlll 7
9 . 171 4 .,,vE I gf X
ol s1g'l1t- ' '11': if ? 1
1 ,V ,12' Qs' -,,, '
V11111' love i '
oi the . . 111
, gay 51, 1 ,,. ff 4
From this new fountain we offer you soda
water that is pure and healthful, soda that
PLEASES the EYE ond tickles the taste.
Sw' ll. FRED SNYDER, 103 W. Main
WI ill? ll92ldllll2lI't0l'S for 0V0l'yllllIlg Get the
in be litllllld in 21 FIRST CLASS L .
11R111'EH1' s'1'111m. 111115 1,111-.11 ill'0 Healthy Hdblf
W- J- Y E 111111 calimxl.
Ifllhf Silllt' Ifl'0f'1'l'. Qualify.
Maile by l7lAlNlUNl7 A ICE
l'R1EAM K UHEA M ERY CO.
2 Illia' Ulil1'11,'1ilU,Y
lots. Builders approve of our dc-ziliu
just right. For host lumber, quickly
E always deal at our luiulwr yards.
E Builders' lizirdwzire and paints.
lb' A BIQUCKHEA IJ IS MA DE UF
'PHE RIGTVI' KIND UF NIATFIHIAIJ
you Cilllit allways find fault. Heczilise
is not to ho despised :my hour of tho
day. 'lllIElt,S wlmt you'll think when
going over the Contents of our well-
filled luiuhe-r yards, whore seasoned
wood is always 2lV?lll2llDl1J in ull size-cl
s :mud will testify that our prives zirv
deliverorl :uid :lt l'P?lSUll2llll0 pricws,
I l l l
Pugh cQ F oster
Fruits, C'oufectioue-ries, Fresh Straw-
berries. High Grade Cliocolzites
i n Spec-iulty.
Fresh Fruit of all kinds.
lVPst Main St. Ardmoro, Ulzlzi.
A' V ll. ll
E J. lVl, BATRD SAM BAIHD
E Baird Q Company
E Dealers in
1 ' 1 ' i lflooil ljltlllllllllltlgl2ll'li-
E Lum, 1 oiuout, ,
E smith Foul, Stezuu and llo-
E uwstic' Fuvl,
-7 , i
Good shoe rvpuiriug SEIVOS lots oi'
luonoy for you. ll'f' do it.
S Cross Electric Shoe Shop
E iW0 do the best repair work in the city.
E 16 N. NVash. Opposite postoftic-0
E 'l'oM li. XVILKFIS, Propricfo1'.
E viimxixo Axim Pimssmo
E liudios' work El spevialty.
E Phono 202
E Goods Oallc-rl for and delivererl
l 1' ll E U lil 1' E lil U N
W. M. J. LEMP. JR,, l'I'r'S, L, P, ANDI-:lmoN, Vi1'e-l're.9,
H, E, Fosw-zu, Sec,-Tr'f'1Is., Hen, Mgr,
Ardmore Ice, Light Q Power Co.
ELEf l'Rlli' LIGHT IS CLEAN,
SAFE, HEALTHY AND
U1 INVENI ENT.
Uf'f'lce phone 156 'Power House phone SP9
. lr... rl .
We extend greetinksfto 1912 grad-
. uating class. A A A
Brown 81 Brloman A
Fumlrul IJirm'tnr.w and I.if'e11.wr'r1 Em- Co'
lm1m,,,.S Bonded Alnstrnlcters
W. S. VVULVERTON K SON, Managers
Big line of Picture Frames, Sheet 3
Pictures and Moldings. lusurance of all kinds.
-E Life, accldent and health.
Live stock, bonds, title guaranty.
E Farm and city loans.
Next to postoffice
. Ardmore, Okla. ' N- WHS
hiugton, Phone 21.
THE GRITEIZIUN KH J
A Valuable Lesson to 'I,
' i 4 VVII.I. IiA'I'I.II I
Saving Money E
lVl1y not begin by opening and account E P M
. with the 2
0 E P Ilezllers in
Ardmore National Bank? 5
ll. S. 'Depository i
E ALI, KINIJS UF FHICSII MIIIATS
G. VV. STUART, Pres. I
P. IJ, MAXWRHH Uuslz. E 102 FI. lllillll St. Plione 657
Pride and Profit 5 O, L. DENNES
A druggist who places pride in his profession i
'll invariably consider quality Imcfo f AGENT FOV
TI1:it's why our prescription :mil drug I FACTURNY LINES ONLY
has been suci 21 success A A '
We want your business, realizing th t
a customer always a customer.
F. J. RAMSEY
The druggist that ma es a noise i
k lk th 5
h th k
RS 6 stoc .
are the new ones
the Shoe Man
V ' 1 ' 1
Shoes, Hats, llotlnng, Staple Dry
Goods. Flstzllrlisliecl l8?I-I.
o. I.. nENNEs, filifllllflllp, on-zu.
Buy your 'l'Hl'NK, GRIP or SIIVI'
VASE for your Vtllfiltlllll trip from
HYDEN :Q ADAMS
lzj THE CRITERION 1
llo to ' gi:
E IF l'l' COMES FROM-
Vanllenberg 8: Kembel 5
for linilfling' Blzxterizll and Lowe J' D'
Bros. Pzlillf. N
Uno lloor north ol' Uilv llzlll
I VVS GOOD TO EAT
S. lYilSlllllQ'l0ll Sf., Arflmoro, Ukln. ?
rt-1 Full Sl mul COI1l'I,lH'C yourself.
NEI' FOUL tl 'rl - H. V. ll. ' E
K ll' 1 0' ff ' P 1:.m1mmR1z l l
5 . tl0UIl0l',S white out .lilosf-A 5
V-f-I l sl.-. . 1' -ll qu, 5 .
U0 1 I mlm m S Uwe eu' I ig rc urn fllfl ff,m:l11.s11'c agents for
short slvovvsg also full l0llg'tl1 Zlllll
long- slq-pws in knit goods, muslim STEFFENS QVALITY
Swuszltvv and ofllvr 1ll2ll0l'l2llH :ll
5 ICE CREAM, SIIlCHBE'l'S, ETC.
500, 750, 51.00, SFL50, 2142.00 and 2-l42.50 ?
Thom, Priwg also apply to Uoopmk Norris lliglmst Graflo Candies.
' A H .' rm . .
hm lm M Sm S if Also il nwo lmo of school peuanfs.
llloro vou'll liml llml SUIIIHIPI' suit ii
Just Tlglll. Q
J. J. STOLFA ,S HoffmannDrug Co.
THE URITERION fHuy,
SELVIDGE BUSINESS 'COLLEGE
G. P. SELVIDGE, A. M., M. ACCTS., PRES.
Ardmox e, Okla.,
SPECIAL OFFER TO THE CLASS OF 1912.
To all members of this year's graduating class
of the A. H. S. we will give a 201 ,discount on any
scholarship purchased before June 15. A High
School graduate with a thorough knowledge of Book-
keeping, Shorthand and Typewriting is always sure
of something good in the way of a job. Investigate
the success of former A. H. S. graduates who took
a course with us and then enter our school at once
SPECIAL OFFER TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
101 discount on all scholarships purchased before
June 15, 1912.
We will give you three months in either depart-
ment for 3525 this summer and then let the 3525 apply
on a scholarship next summer.
SELVIDGE BUSINESS COLLEGE,
2 Soda Fountain
f-WE ARE THIRST QUENCHERSH
CITY DRUG STORE
li Cor. Main and lVashington.
Real estate, loans and investments. E
Choice city property for sale. -E'
Good farm land and farms for sale. E
A number of good homes for sale on
installment plan, with a small amount E
paid down. E
Money to loan on farms and city prop- E
Quick service and courteous treatment. E
See us if interested.
at Qu- wi so we rf wi in- in I
IF after examining this Criterion you feel that the E
printing of THE STATESMAN quality will lit E
Ei consistently into the scheme of your business we will :
3 be glad to have your patronage. r:
E The STATESMAN g
Phone 130 Opposite P. 0. E
STATESMAN, u s Annmomz, OKLA.
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