Ardmore High School - Spectrum Yearbook (Ardmore, OK)

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EHHlilllilHHIlliilllillllllilllilliF1IHHlililllilIHi1llliiiffllillHHH!Iiii!iHilillilllilllillililliFlllilllilliiill 1 THE UlilTElflUN ElllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllIlllllllIllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIlIIlIlIlllllllllllllllllllllllllE WHAT WILL You GIVE FOR GRADUATING PRESENTS 33 Let it he something of service and you may rest assured that your gift E will he z1ppreuiz1'red. lf it's ax Fan, plain or fancy Parasol, a pair of Gloves, a pair of silk Hose or ai thousand other articles We haven't space to inention, you can get them af this store, - gg Any thing' you may wish in sheer white goods, einhroiderefl voiles, ds flonnc-ings, hives or lmnfls, can he found here. VISIT OUR SIHHC DEPARTMFINT L It will he to your interest as well as ours for you to visit this depart- gl ment hefore buying' your footwear for the COI1llIl6l10QI119l1t exercises. 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"Blue Label" Soups, E All work Qll?ll'2lllt99d Sz1tisfz1c't01'y. 2 Ketchup, Preserves. E 1 ,H E111 1son's Canned Veffetables E PHUNIF 'Jn n - X' - A ' ' ' E Loose-W 1198 Candles and Crackers. E lElHl1Ii1!!HlIi1D111WHIPIIHPIIHIHWIIMIllIHlWI'lI1IIIIHQI1IIIIEWIHIHHIIIIIIHHIHIIIIIHHIIIPIIVIIIIIIIIHWIIEI 1 1 1 .x11'1'111'11 ,xlmnls 1'11.1111E11 Almlsis Q2 For- 2 'l'l1e I'z1rtio11la11' Cook Ii n' The Modern Housewife : E The Diserilninatino' Taste E 1 Adams Bros. 5 " 5 E Brokers. F Q E Lzlnds, Loans, ll1V9St1llI?TltS, lnsurzu e H E E os mg PANTRY 3 'E V Al'd1l10I'9, Uklzl. Always f 1oe1-2 E. Mm sf. 11.1. afar F IIOUIIIS T-9,Potte1'f Mldgx. At e ea 0 eclass EHH'l1111111111HIHHIIIHUIWWIWWHHIHWIIUIWEVHNHNIHIIIIIIIHIHNHHHHHHHIHlHlHlIH'PIWIl!El Tl! lu' U If I 7' lu' If I U .Y KJ! ll y EllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllil W YOU WANT High Class Dentistry usp: 5 u g'Il2ll'2llllQE'9 every pieee of work I do to T Best on the lIl2ll'li9t. DR- H' ll- VUNINE Spoon eoupons in -If-I-pound sau-ks, i llfllff' UW' Hlfllfllm ,lufU'tul9 510112 1: i IUSVZ Iuznst Klzuu Street 7 ElillllllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllI!llElllIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllEl C' 5 n1,o7"ozii' YYIIII? IIOTEI, TlI?0II- E 1,1,1t,s IN ,41fm1o1f1, 151 E ? sv'o1f1'1N1: ,1 T 5 EliEU'l'IiIUAIi UUN'I'HAl"I7OIi E 3 , The RA DOL ll I ' - E 3 mm of 3 H. IV. RANDoi,, Prop. unrl Owner Quality wiring ge HI4Inierson" lllzxns, und the famous E 3s . TIIIG MUST MOIJERN IIUTEII IN "Hotpoint" I ron. 3 5: E b 'l'II'I4l CITY. 104 XV. Main St. Phone G01 Absolutely first class, Rates real- if : sonable. 5 Q ElllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllalllllllllllllllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllgl In I use only the liest grzule of nluteri- if nls in all of my work. I will do for you ,Q as good work as it would lie possible E I for you to olitnin EIIIYYVIIPIP, and for E less money than you would pay else- E where. I sterilize every instrument 2 L lnefore using' it, so you run no risk of - i11t'ee,tion. I use every rational metliocl S E known to tlie clentnl profession for the s 3 prevention ot' pain. I uneonclitionzilly ll' give perfeet sntisfnetion. l'l1ilclren's temporary teeteli extraleterl free. E Itixauninntions 10109. 2 TO OUR DEVOTED AND BELOVED SECRETARY OF THE ARDMORE SCHOOL BOARD FOR SEVEN YEARS Grnrgr Nmrg Brute WE RESPECTFULLY DEDICATE THIS ANNUAL GEORGE HENRY BRUCE The CRITERIO 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 George Henry." 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. 8 ff-vw A. 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. LIBRARIANS : MAUDE WITJBOBN, Chief. Domus WESTHEIMER. MABEL REED. 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 as possible. 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 I 9 O 10 THE ORITERION fMay, .im :QU A Ji x. i, The CRITERIO 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. THE EDITOR. 19121 THE CRITERION ROYCE KRUEGER Line-0'-Type V GENEVIEVE NIVOCHE Assistant Editor HELEN SAYRE Poet ERNEST HEXDON Editor' GEORGE AN DERSON Athlctirs 12 HAROLD DITZLER Hi5h11'i1111 THE CRITERION FORD ELEANOR BARRY Exclmngc MAIIEL REED D111111111 CLAIRE DYER Socidy FREEMAN GA LT Artist fblay 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 Knowledge. 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 3 7 s Known as stu- dents :Known as teach- ers In the grades Exams "A, H. S, F lunked Better known as ustudyu Two new senior girls ' mGc0imetry, Latin, science, etc. 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 City Beautiful. And from the valley two virginss came and joined them, and all were happy. 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- nThose mentally dead and buried 12Heudon 13Diploma 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 happy. 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 .41 .,, 1 s I' "' if XVALTER DREW.-Nelnber of boys' glee club, '12, historian of Currnuion, '11, valedietorian. He is a quiet boy and an excellent pupil. f , .4 .I E 'O 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 0 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." 16 THE CRITERION fMay ff ' """' -,.1"" -. f--s.. 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. . Y . ,,f' 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 , li i 1.7 fist- , , 5 . 'gr t MAUDE WILBORN. "Never saw 1 mien or face In which more plainly I could trace Benignity and homebred sense Ripening in perfect innocence." 1-9122 THE CRITERION 17 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. 3 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. 18 THE CRITERION fMf1y 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." i 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. x 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. Says. 1 ,, . 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." F I 1912j .THE CRITERION 21 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 knew." 'X 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." 22 THE CRITERION flllay, FAY NVILLIAMS.-"Sl1e is just a wee little LIARY RUSSINGTONU-Her life is made thing, and dear to all who know her." up of 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. 1912j THE CRITERION MARGARET VERNOR.-Member of girls' glee club, '11 and 'l2g member of senior girls, sex- tette, '12g vice-president of girls' glee club, '12. "She is not fair to outward view, n As many maidens beg Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me." ! N fMay be 33 SYM 'QE 1-U 0: '-4-Q wg .Eg 3205.-Bm? we Enom is-m mUmmb-GH mgw UE Macaw Biota Ewa 2 meds ,GENE 2:58 DNP Am V250 uwgoe EDP 230053 MCE-:Ez mggoh OEM BEEN gm :USE 3:2 :zz .NEO .QUOTES me-5 0 Q20 E0 H0000 I 86? 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C8-moz GMES 5 -.... mags? Bam I Euigg UUFHEBOU u . . ....... :SEV .... ENEZEN how-N3 :QED 3 U :mtg I :img I :Sung . I :El-U0 - I I . :img . ztonwi I ' ave? I.. In Aghgksuu vw n l g LEM: : : : : S Zgasgmm EES :ZIIZMEOU ECA Faust? HP-GMES zlgwcmm mgggq Mzucegw EUDNNWE 0 '-... .355 BEER HCUUEQSQU H-Enom 1:0055 Beam U . . -D.-UH SEZ ZZQOUEE Umvem :ZEMUEVH OUMOM :GOEQEN 03000 Zizzribkf :NM :zgegom N200 ZZQESWSQ Ewan .WEE-ES Minka OH -ZAMSZUE HEEQH I I 0 . Z Z , avgmz.: :Ecmvsm ECA l IENMEE M22 W4 2302! 2 . E302 SOA 2250 M2442 19121 THE CRITERION, 25 Class Prophecy "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 the Philippines. 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- claimed: "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 7 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 a senior. 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. TERION flllay, 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 grade. 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 Ringer. 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 great renown. 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 ITERION 27 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 for work. 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, Class Will 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 the ivories." 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 Paul Frame. 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- tiful complexion. 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 as interesting ours. 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 Helen Sayre. 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. CSignedl Samoa Crass or 1913. I. ANNAIS, Notary Public. Witnesses: 'l'HnonoaE Roosnvnixr, WIT.l.lAM Ji. BRYAN, GENTRY IIonGEs. CODICIL I. 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 Carnegie Barn. CODICIL II. 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 lkard. CODICIL III. May 24, 1912, we, the seniors, do will and bequeath to the juniors the title of SENIORS. , ,.. T.- y Answer 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 Ralpheus Singer. 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. to Will 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 Lunston. 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- ties. . 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. Class Notes 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- etry. 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 VVell." 19121 THE CRITEHION ' 'Tc-F-3z"?4 - -. -tt --,- -,L I Y . 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VVINSTON SECRETARY Class History 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 and peril? 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 gif- 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 senate. 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. Rogers. 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. 1912j TUE CRITEIZION L HJ Q -i- V E -i x. 2 E 3 gf .rx f- V Q 9 K all., J' 'cm 7 B W ffl Q, lg j QQ lil' -a far ,.,. . -m Nlllhni N , 'c 7 W. ,ggq 1 , ' 5 'llul ,- . ,. la, , if . re . sm --Y,w'if . 4 'f if ' ,ly 'Q " fhlltpl -' y .,,. N. . in-J f a2Q'a f.f'ie af J VY x J if A 'DW '- 1 +1 -, si vm A rv-ff ' -NNN l 'H'f.Nrl,x2xv:l l,1345r1f19ff115eAff2f',.fi5W'7"Lf5W' Y - AA" Thaddeus Baker George Bulard Burette Byrd Jimmie Chandler Harry Cline Bluford Davidson Peter Fonville Carter Hardwick Charles Holmes lan lkard Lloyd N oblo Oscar Pate John Wheeler Nelson Winfrey Millard NVinfrey Hulon Holland Ruth Batis Eva Brady Madeline Colbert Baird Gulley Trelma llarris Marguerite Hyden Regina Lindsay Keyte Madden Lorena Marston Joy Moore Pauline Pace Maggie Pittman Mabel Reed Dessie Reily Marie NVest Dorothy Smith Adam Alexander Louie Bastine Alvis Cathey Noverta Cleek Hobart Dolman Freeman Galt Raymond Hamilton James Harrell Claude Hines lVillie Hoffmann Joe M. London Robert Sayre Bert Simpson Olin Houser Reynolds Carnahan Bertie Baker Marguerite Baral Ford E. Barry Maudie Benton ,Helen Berry Helen Bostwivk Irma Bulard Saleta. Fielder Hazel Franklin Maggie Galt Ethel lkard Corabell Lindsay Georgie Mansfield Maurine Reed M. L. Reily Margaret Salisbury Eunice Smith Ethel Stong Minnie Stong Ruth Sayre Charlotte Wall Mabel Warren Doris Westheimer Ida Blanche lVilson Sallie Core 9 Q 3 'fl J N S E N N C Z 'X :- N :A Q SOPHOMORE CLASS l - x 1912j THE CRITERION 37 Z5 Nl IVERTA CLEE K l'Rl'1SlDlCNT MARIE W EST SFZCRETAHY 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- organized bodies. 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, sophs? 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, FRESHMSEN The Outlook 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 are: ' Arthur Dallas Dewey Crosthwaite Earl Brown Elmore Alexander Evans Curtis Eugene Curtis Herbert Harvey Pleas McGee Virgil Cruce Willie Roberts Tommie Carter Angie Osborne Attic Tackett Bryan Duston Calla Lilly Clara Lilly Clifford Hendon Dorothy Ensworth Esther McNees Eula Mae Johnson Jessie Hillis Kate Warren Laura Steakley Lydia Campbell Mary Parkinson Mattie Taylor Romia Moore Sallie Taylor Stella Crosthwaite Tell Folsom Harrell Gilder Everett Krueger Lorenzo Love lVilliam Pfeiffer Vance White Mike Ryan Jewel Banks Alice Baum Clara Busch Elizabeth Dyer Annie Moore Minnie St. Johns Thelma Ramsey Ira Ward Fay Franklin Blanche Walker Dorothy Dickinson lVilliam Ringer Forest W. Renfro Lucy Lee Graham James Harris Butler Kellie Shelton Bernice Branum Clem Renfro Elvia Jane Pace Floyd Tullos Eslie Nelson Elkins Essa Hutchins Lucy E. L. Fraley Sammie M. Alridge Hadie May Hunt Earl Lewis Zeb Murphy Homer Carrol J inks Berryhill Clemmie Brown Bessie Nichols Vivian Pittman Florence Oliver Josephine Hays Mattie Hays Beulah Chapman 19122 THE CRITERION 39 Franklin Freshmen Class Prophecy 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- mar-school graduates. 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, for- ' "There is no failure save in giving up, The seeming setbacks make the strong man wise, There's no defeat in Truth save from within, Until we're beaten there, we're bound to win " il..-il-1 Haunting 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?" Shadows 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? soul 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! S Z R1 Q N ?'V 'Nt S E 24 'Nc 3 Z 'N 'ra 'S N 2 if FR XXKLIN FRESH RTE -1 19122 THE CRITERION 41 Washington Freshmen Class Prophecy 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 progress. 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- ture. 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 an artist. 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. EssA IIu'rcn1Ns. SPRING SENTIMENTS. 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. 'S m PII Q Sd N 'S PJ bd N O 22 'X CC Q EX OX FRESH M ASHIXGT YV 19122 THE CRITERION 43 Lincoln Freshmen Class Prophecy 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 since. 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 work. 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 multi-millionaire, and 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 Paris. 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. THE CRITERION fzvny Z Lil 5-4 A IE cn I-fl Q'-1 FY-1 5 F-4 O U Z v-4 1-J 19122 THE CRITERION 45 Jefferson Freshmen Class History 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- f 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 city. 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- tion. 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 honors. ,i LINCOLN FRAN KLIN JEFFERSON WASHINGTON 19122 THE CRITERION 47 lfiy.:?:,',-t .-A., X 3 f- 'V' L' U, - . ,.A:, .5 I x" w -.Gul I Z ' ' 'fa 5 X xnxx! I ' f4i?.p,""1 ' M ' QW! 5 , . 31. as . . 1 , TN- 'Inn 'fy' 'I . , Yguvmmovx oocuvevxue N Nw uxmaak ivacm YYNNX ak 'Dvvavd HQNEXS. . , , ,4 .. , . -' 1417 ' .- f"ll'V7lfa?i W eff: . ' :if . ' wi- "'.':.t:?7" 2119. .ui 5 f- f' w X 1'-14,5 iE?!7'1: N A , "L 1 1wu..'.1", '- f f .f 5 .- r' g,,, lrI..1,g2QL5,3, i ' If I! tx ! Lv If, F - 3 f-ai? .ies-sg:T":' .51 I ' '14 4- 4 f-f llff +3 YW?" 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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 49 ATHLETICS 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 FOOTBALL Sept. 25-Hargrove Col- lege at llargrove 0, A. ll. S. -13. Sept. 30. - Southeastern Normal at Durant 15, A. ll. S. 24. 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- lege at January of 1911. Since coming to Ardmore he has ' developed one of the strong- Oct' school est football teams in the . state, excluding only the S. 0. . . 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 7.-Chickasha high at Ardmore 0, A. H. 11.-Hargrove Col- Ardmore 0, A. ll. S. 1.33.-Oklahoma deaf at Ardmore 0, A. ll. 21.-llargrove Col- llargrove 0, A. ll. S. 27.-Norman high at Ardmore -LJ., A. II. 3.-Shawnee high at Shawnee 8, A. II. 26.FShaWnee high 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, Track Meets 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 place. ' 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. Southeastern 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. State Meet 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 third. 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- onds. 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- ley. 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 championship team. 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 19121 THE CRI 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- letics. 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 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 TERION 53 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. Right Guard Right End ' THE CHITERION fjllnq EDVVARD WINSTON. 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- U , 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. Right Tackle Left Half 0 THE' CRITERION PHILIP NEILSON. 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. PETER FONVILLIE, CLAUDE NIQILSON. "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. p 1 l . 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 l1llNl1I'lllOl1lllllJlC circumstances, 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 CLAUDE FREEMAN. 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, ROE IKARD. 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 H good ground gainer and a good drop kicker. He subbed at half and had only a few ehanees to take wart B ILLTE FRA M out quality. He is tl stmon in sehool, weighs 144 aqe IT THADDEUS BAKER. "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 lt' 7. 19122 THE CRITERION 57 Q 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. CHAPTER I. 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. CHAPTER, II. "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 turtle soup.j CHAPTER III. 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. CHAPTER IV. 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- son firstln 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 great style. Continued on page 70 5s THE CRITERION zany, Music Progress in Public School Music "It,s the songs ye sing, An' the smiles ye wear, That's a-makin' the sun Shine everywheref' -Riley. 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 time. 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 grade 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 Pinsuiti. 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- 1912j THE CRI bers, and it is in better trim than ever to enter the contest. 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 Girls' 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 lee Club failed, lint eontinue to giow stronger anxl stronger, and A. ll. S. may well he lllllllil ol' them. With the majoiity of them iemaining l'oi 1 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, the gUili2l11l'U of Mrs. McClintock, they have Vernor and Genevieve Nivoehe. aa E SENIOR GIRLS, SEXTETTE. 19122 THE' CRITERION 61 7 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- MAYE 1iUlilili'l'S 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 School. 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 have done. 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 19121 THE CRITERION ' PU an A- NVASIIINUTUN SCHOOL GLICIC K'l,l'l3 FRAN KLIN GLEE CLUB THE CRITERION A GENTRY HODGES PRINCIPAL 611109, liigh Snrhnnl X'-5 ANNIE E. LITTLER CIIAUDINE WILKINSON LATIN HISTORY 19121 THE Zllarultg GX MHS. XV. C. IVVCLINTOCK MUSIC H. H, MEAD SCIENCE URITERION 65 xx. 1 ' Q i. I, f V! .Nl , :J ,r y' ' 'Ji ,.f""J MARTHA MOFFET GERMAN AND FRENCH O. D. BRIGGS ENGLISH 66 THE' CRITERION fMa,y, Oratorical Contest 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 4 ' if X. it ix gf 1 - -.,,., GOLDA BOVVMAN 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 with interest. 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 to defeat. 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, 1912j THE CRI 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- 9 TERION 67 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- ond prizes. flict had rolled away, there was seen to be not one stone of the once famous fort left upon another. 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. THE URITERION filing Philomathean ociety LELAND AICNEESE . . l'1'c.sidc11t Gown BOXVMAN . . Vice-I'1'csiu'c11f CLAIRE .DYER . Sccrcfn1'y-Treasurer Class Meeting .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- ston. 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 nierriment. 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 repast. 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 favorite sport. Next came a vocal quartette, called "April Showersf' by "Kerchewsky," by Misses i n g 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 "April fooled." 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 there. 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. SOPHOMORE PROGRAM. 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"- Keyte Madden. Reading, "Irish Astronomy"-Dorothy Smith. Violin solo, 'tThe Sigurdu-Mrs. Tietgens. Reading, "lVhen Ignorance Is Bliss"- Ethel Ikard. Solo-Julienne Westheimer. Violin solo, " Kinwiak "-Marguerite Baral. Solo-Miss Wilkinson. Reading, "Little Boy Blue"-Lucille Cook. Piano solo, "Rustle of Springt'-Joy Moore. 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. , Walter Pittman-well, Mr. Hodges himself does no better- His walk, his stutter, his lectures, Were imitated to the letter. OVER 70 THE 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. CRITERION finaly, 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 CHAPTER V. 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. CHAPTER VI. 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- looked-for southbound. CHAPTER VII. 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. Gentry Hodges 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. degrees. 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 it. 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. A CONUNDRUM VVhat starts your work And makes you mad, Then ends it all, An-d makes you glad? The bell! 72 THE UHITERION fjllny, OBJECT W , M01-To "THE UP'-'F""' ' " 0 "GET unnsnnslrrw' VOL- I Ammons, OKLA.. Mn 22,1912 No, 5 :e:i'1wvuitj"F , A , , fe - - i ' A 1 l'Q'g,31gx',2lq2,, ...W - L wa s 1, A A fa . 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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- kirno. "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. LIPINA 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 speech." "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. Staff: 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 class treasury." ing for? Your picture has been take Score, as the train left for Durant p. ni., 110 to 18, in favor of the gu cliewers. "Special": 5 p. m., 124 to 4. COMPARISONS. Sick-Worse-Dead. I-Iamburger-Hamlet-Ham. Hurry up, Willie, unchain the dog. COUNT de BUTZ and OKLAHOMA JO Northbound 6 Mr. Webb: "What are you still pos- n." ' , 3 ni- 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 The Lipina Jag- .., ......... I ...i ,f0fk- Ev EE-rm-1-. 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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 shows. ' Notice to the future editor: Please water and take care of it, so it will not wither, dry up and perish. HUMOR. "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- tle before." 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, P, !D 'Holy Moses, is that you. lyou see this proposition. I Mr. Hodges: "Miss Rossington, do P37 Mary: "Oh, yes! It's delightfully transparent." "But what of it ?" as Aeneas remarked to Dido. 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 discus? "Oh, Mr. Mead, what is sodium benzo- sulphoneparaminophenylarsenate ?" ADVERTISEMENTS. Dr. Paul Frame, CBeauty Specialistl The handy doctor with a butcher knife. 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 schools. Miss Moiifit: "Stop that laughing." Willis: "Can't I indulge in a little merriment ?" The oflicial kelly for Ardmore is the white knock-a-bout this season. Sherlock Holmes looked worn and haggard. "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. I I t Q 1 l l t I a N one I - l 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 south Are the tinkling abulations of my auto- mouthg 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 saw. Flop: "Hash!" "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 waiter. 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 ll U Miss Motfet: "Where is your note- book?" 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 track. 74 THE URITERIQN amy, ' " --12 l l l E. HENDON PRESIDENT SENATE i 1 . 1 ELISE POTTERF SECRETARY SENATE oot Congress 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 sophomores. 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. SENA TE. 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 THADDEUS BAKER SPEAKER HOUSE president, and in 1912 Ernest Hendon was elected to the chair. The membership has continually increased until new it numbers about eighty live and energetic senators. THE HOUSE. 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 Ward IVIABEL REED SECRETAR Y HOUSE Thaddeus 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. Notes J efferso 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 Il School 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 place. 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 year. 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- YYY 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. bow collar. ' 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 and consequent- 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 division. 1912j THE 01:1 Eighth-grade teacl1er: "Eslie, what is the plural of appendix?" Eslie Qwith great assurancejz "Appendi- citis!" il? if Y Teacher to pupil: "Carol, describe tl1e Nile River." Carol: "It rises at Alexandria, flows south and empties into tl1e Great Lakes." iff? 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." iliiiilr 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 full share. TERION 77 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- YYY 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. YYY 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. lowers. Franklin School 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 and patrons. 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 '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- rial exehange. 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 out! 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 B' iff? 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! -Hollandfs Magazine. 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. YYY "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 G-?77 ' ' Whiz ! ' '-Exchange. alfalfa! The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.-Exchange. 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. YYY 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. Y!! 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. YYY 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 remains forever.-Epictetns. 80 THE' CRITERION filing! CAST OF II IGH SCHOOL PLAY Esmeralda "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 work. 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 OKLAHOMA CITY March 1, 1912. Editorial Staff of Criterion, Gentl the F did p a spl read LC-LW High School, Ardmore, Okla. emen: 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. Yours truly, 255121. 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- ments. 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 said: '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 unto us." 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 glad." 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." JF' 4 X -,x 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- ation. 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 lil!IlHHllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIllllllillllllIllllllllllElllllllllllllllllllllllIllIllllllllllllllllllllllllIIIIIIIHIIHIQ 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 lil!llllll14IIIllIllllllll!llllllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllgllllllllllllllllllIIIHHlllllllllllllllllHlllllllllllllllllllgi 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 good feeling. QlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllQlllllllllllllllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllIllllllllllllg 5 ROYAL 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 Manager 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 lfjllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllfilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllil 1,22 THE CRITERION IEIHNIININIIVIIIHHHWIINHIIIIIPIHH!llliillllfllllllilIEIIHIIHIHHVIIHI1IIIIHHHFNIHIHIllillillllllilllillllliEl BIC MA Y SALE Is Now in Full Blast Economy is the stepping-stone to success. Begin to economize by attending this big sale where Dollars Do Double Duty H The greatest opportunity of the season to save money. ' Everything now on sale at Sweeping re- ductlons. 1 ll 'Z9'i i Q I ' n .aff Jaap: J WdAV!fV.?" azfrf7rrf,P.s Envy D, ,,y,y.. wil H .,, .. ,y...,MU. 1lliHHNH1iiliiHIiIllMMWINMIMHnI1NWllElN.llNWlWlMM 3HHN!HKIWiimlHl!l1llW!Hl 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. -E.1'1-lmugc. 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. llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllg 'i l 2 CHICKA SA W FURNITURE co 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- g,- 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 'l'he llruQ'g'ist -li-llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllfEllllllllllllllllllllllll'l'll'.llll'Illllll'llll"l'lllllllllllil N ' X I, ldj THE UliI1'Eli1ON BilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll QillllllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllaj Modern Merchandise 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 MADDEN'S 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 ,.- ' -4"' I '--., "'- --.W I "M The , ',el E INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE 11'a"ie"f cl UST E AND LOANS "i11:?.'33g,,::.1Zf . . 1 . - 09 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 this store. HAMiLToN's SHOE STORE S S ' lillfllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllWENlllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllil llllllliil H Tll 1 1 lu' 17 lf I 7' lu' lf I U .Y ll M Ml WHIWWVW WW M H N WH EWWWWIWWMIMWWHJWJIIJHWHHMH W WN lE ETH Qb 704'-I' ,,, . , Q, f-W" ' , , - '-'-'i"'-.sw INGSOfT!1li ummisr QUALITY EERVI E VERY BE ST ENCRAVING co. TEXAS IQ JHH?HHHHHHHIIHHTHHTYHTTHW, WWHIHIWIEIWH M U MY 'SW VWMWM W IE JIIJQ THE UlflTElilUA' lilllllllllllllllllllllllflllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIHIHQMIlllllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllll LET US HELP ..Y1111 to selevt YOIII' "llliAl3l'A'l'lUN FUO'l'WFlAli' 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 appeal to y0l11'HQI1SQ ' 9 . 171 4 .,,vE I gf X ol s1g'l1t- ' '11': if ? 1 1 ,V ,12' Qs' -,,, ' V11111' love i ' oi the . . 111 urtisficl 11 , 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 IQI1lllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllflllllhlllllllllll llllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllllilllllllllgl 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 right, D9llN'Pl'yIll'0l11lJt. EAT ' "DIAMOND AY' W- J- Y E 111111 calimxl. Ifllhf Silllt' Ifl'0f'1'l'. Qualify. Phone 350. Maile by "l7lAlNlUNl7 A" ICE l'R1EAM K UHEA M ERY CO. lil lllll!llllllllllflllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllElllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllil lllllllllllllllllllg 2 Illia' Ulil1'11,'1ilU,Y f,ll1j ElllllllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllEl 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. oy 5 lb' A BIQUCKHEA IJ IS MA DE UF 'PHE RIGTVI' KIND UF NIATFIHIAIJ you Cilllit allways find fault. Heczilise good Lumber 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, Smith-Fraley-Barringer Co. filllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllElIllllllllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllIlllIlllllllllI'lIEl 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, Phono 204 ..: -7 , i l ill!Illlllllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll5llllllllllilillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllll I 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 Ellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll'lllllllll'lllll'llllhllilllllllllllll'llll'llilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllil 11, l 1' ll E U lil 1' E lil U N " EIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllIQ!IIlllllllllllllIIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllil l 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 llllllllllllIllllllllllllllllll'lllllllllllll'lllllllllH513llIlllllIllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllffl . 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 lillllllllIlllVllll4llllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllIlllllllllllhlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll hiugton, Phone 21. l THE GRITEIZIUN KH J IQIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEI A Valuable Lesson to 'I, 9 ill ' i 4 VVII.I. IiA'I'I.II"I Saving Money E 1 O 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 IEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIlIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIQ O O 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 ' I -, We want your business, realizing th t a customer always a customer. F. J. RAMSEY The druggist that ma es a noise i 8 k lk th 5 h th k RS 6 stoc . IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIV' Colonials are the new ones Black Velvet White Buck 51531. 33.50 the Shoe Man V ' 1 ' 1 Shoes, Hats, llotlnng, Staple Dry Goods. Flstzllrlisliecl l8?I-I. o. I.. nENNEs, filifllllflllp, on-zu. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Buy your 'l'Hl'NK, GRIP or SIIVI' VASE for your Vtllfiltlllll trip from HYDEN :Q ADAMS EQIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIQ lzj THE CRITERION 1 EI!llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllQlIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llo to ' gi: E IF l'l' COMES FROM- Vanllenberg 8: Kembel 5 Lumber Co. 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. lglllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.llllllllllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllfil 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. IQ llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllil THE URITERION fHuy, El!IIIIHIIIIIHIIIIIIINLIIHIIIHIIIHHHIHIHHiINIIINIIIHEHVHNHHIHHIIHIII1I!INlI!llHIIIIilllIl1lHl.HHHllllll4Q SELVIDGE BUSINESS 'COLLEGE G. P. SELVIDGE, A. M., M. ACCTS., PRES. 'THESCHOOLTHATGETSRESHIS' 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, Ardmore, Okla. IHHHIIIIIHHIIIHIIHHIITIHIMHHHili!WWUElw!MNliEHIHIi!lII1!Hi!1Hi!H!!IlHNHIlll41NNlE 'I Pu 4 glIIIIHIIHIHHIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIHIIIHIQIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIHIHIIHIIHIIIHIIIIlllllllllllllllllllllg 2 Soda Fountain f-WE ARE THIRST QUENCHERSH HNUF snuff CITY DRUG STORE li Cor. Main and lVashington. .s.smnhs1c0. 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 erty. E Quick service and courteous treatment. E See us if interested. lillllllllllllHllilllllillllIIllIHlilllllllllIllllllllllllllIIEIIHHIIHIIIIIIHIHIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIHHIIIIIHIQ 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 EllilllllllllllilllllllllllHHHIHIIHlllllllllHH!HIHIIIHIIIIlllllllillllilllllllillllllllllHHIHll?lllllilllllllilllllllfflu STATESMAN, u s Annmomz, OKLA.

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