Ardsley High School - Ardsleyan Yearbook (Ardsley, NY)
- Class of 1924
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Text from Pages 1 - 55 of the 1924 volume:
ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
THE 1924 ARDSLEYAN
Yearbook of the Ardsley High School
Published by the Student Council, June 1924 Price 25 Cents
BOARD OF EDITORS
Stanley Travis Grade 4
Alvine Knell Grade 5
Vito Barbieri Grade 6
Lillian Robertson Grade 7
John Santore Grade 8
Gardner Welch Freshmen
Thelma Hallahan Sophomores
Gardner Welch, Business Manager
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Picture of School -M
Editorial Section .....
Student Council Notes ---.
Honor Society Notes ....
Grade Section ...-.. -
High School Section ---
Alumni Notes ...a.
Athletic Section -U
Dramatic Section ---
Mr. Arthur W. Silliman
Mr. George C. Richter
Miss Grace Cuddeback
Miss Marjorie Willoughby
Miss Gladys Palmer
Miss E. Frances Reeks
Mr. Otis Gray
Miss Viola Van DeWerkcr
Miss Myrtle Simmons
lVlrs. Roger D. Flint
Miss Leah Strong
Miss Helen Smith
Mrs. Harry Ehler
Miss Anna Atwater
Mrs. Benjamin Ferguson
Miss Sarah Edwards
Miss Celia Conklin
Mrs. Arthur VV. Silliman
ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY
Mathematics - Coach
Eighth Grade Sz Libr
Ardsley, N, Y.
Geneva, N. Y.
Port Jervis, N. Y
Newburgh, N. Y
Hillsdale, N. Y.
Ardsley, N. Y.
Windham, N. Y
Ardsley, N. Y.
King Ferry, N. Y
Ardsley, N. Y.
Sayville, L. I.
Ardsley, N. Y.
4 THE ARDSLEYAN
This is the Hrst Yearbook of the Ardsley High School, and the most
ambitious publication ever assembled by the student body of this School.
In 1923 we had a school paper called "The Ardsleyan" which was published
four times during the year. On the whole, it was only the enthusiasm of
the Editorial Board and the Faculty Advisers, and the munificence of the
Student Council that kept it going. By the time the manuscript was trans-
lated to the finished magazine, the news was stale. Although the student
body from Grade 6 upward loyally supported the paper, there was usually
a deficit for the Student Council Treasurer to efface.
In September 1923 the problem of a school paper again came up to
greet the Student Council. On the advice of Principal Silliman they decid-
ed to publish a weekly newspaper of one or two sheets on the mimeograph,
which would furnish fresh news and a small revenue which could be devot-
ed to the publication of a School Annual at the end of the year.
These plans proved more successful than our hopes. The "High School
News" went to press every Friday noon and an hour later was in the hands
of the readers What metropolitan daily can beat that record? Extras
were published at critical times-as when the Mutts beat the .Ieifs in the
Subscription Contest and when Brown and Underhill won both first prizes
at the Greenburgh Speaking Contest. This Newspaper had a weekly cir-
culation of 200 to 500 copies, and expenses being light, and the publisher
generous, the Annual Fund reached EE70. by May 1st, 1924.
In the pages that follow we shall attempt to publish the pictures and
the news of the school year 1923-24 that are most worthy of permanent re-
cord, and to impress upon the reader the wonderful school spirit that ex-
ists in A. H. S.
THE AR DSLEYAN
THE STUDENT COUNCIL OF ARD
SLEY HIGH SCHOOL
This Council consists of presidents elected by each grade from the
Fourth through the four years of High School, and a Council Advisor chos-
en from the Faculty.
The members are as follows :
A. W. Silliman Ex-otlicio
Viola Van DeWerker Faculty Adviser
Theodora Brown Senior Class President and
President of the Conucil
Raymond Barnett President 3rd Year
Thelma Hallahan President 2nd Year and Treasurer
of the Council
Gardner Welch President lst Year
John Santore President 8th Grade and
Secretary ofthe Council
Lillian Robertson President 7th Grade
Vito Barbieri President 6th Grade
Alvine Knell President 5th Grade
Stanley Travis President 4th Grade
The object of the organization is to promote such activities as will be
of best interest and benefit to our High School.
The Council framed a Constitution and By-Laws which were unani-
mously adopted by the School in general session. Each member of the
Council is furnished with a copy of said Constitution and By-Laws.
The Council has raised, through different means, a total of 326972,
and has already expended 850. for Honor Awards and 824. for a cornet for
the School Orchestra.
This Council is the chief point of c t
and the F
on act between the Student Body
aculty and Board of Education. The Council makes rules, sub-
ject to the approval ofthe Principal, governing student action. The Coun-
cil makes recommendations for improvements thiat seem to be needed. At
the request of the Student Council, the Board of Education took up the
matter of shower baths. They will probably be installed before fall. At
the monthly meetings, each Class President makes a report of the condi-
tions in his room, and any necessary im ' f
considered b '
pros ements. The suggestions are
5 the members of the Council and the decisions reported to
the Student Body at the Monthly Honor Assemblies.
The Student Council, during this past school year, has made the High
School News a success, supported the Honor System, acted as Editorial
Board for the 1924 Ardsleyan, and cm'f1'ilntt'ed larf lv '
rise in school spirit.
ge, .o the wonderful
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THE HONOR SYSTEM OF THE ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL
To give public recognition to those pupils whose services bring honor
to our School, and to enlist their active aid in the betterment thereof, the
Student Council devised an Honor System which has functioned with in-
creasing success for the past two years.
Honors are based upon three-month units, and call for the development
of all round proficiency in scholarship, attendance, athletic ability, and ser-
vice. These requirements are within the reach of almost any pupil who will
The first award is an emblem, representing three months perfect at-
tendance, good scholarship, and athletic ability. The High School award is
a monogram, and a service requirement replaces the athletic test.
Six months of perfect attendance, good scholarship ,and a service to
the school result in the award of a service ribbon. The High School award
is a service bar. Having completed the service, they take an athletic test
The final award is a sterling silver Honor Medal, mounted on a ribbon
bar pin for the girls, and a watch fob for the boys. This represents nine
months of scholarship, attendance, school service, and athletic ability, and
entitles the holder to membership for one year in the A. H. S. Honor Soci-
ety, which will be described later.
The second year awards are made on the same basis. In 1925, gold
medals will be awarded to the pupils who have qualined for medals for
The Honor System is financed by the Student Council, which has de-
voted to this purpose the proceeds of the annual Physical Training Exhibi-
tion so successfully conducted each year by Miss Willoughby. The athletic
requirement may be waived by the Council in case of physical disability.
The Honor Awards are made by the representative of the Board of
Education at the Honor Assemblies held in the Auditorium at nine o'clock
on the first Friday of each month. Mrs. Goehren has been present at every
Honor Assembly to make the awards.
During the school year 1922-23, 127 emblems and monograms, 70
service awards, and 28 medals were earned. During the school year 1923-
24, 124 emblems and monograms, and 87 service awards had been earned
up to May 15th, and at least 50 medals will be awarded this June.
ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL HONOR SOCIETY
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ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL HONOR SOCIETY
The Honor Society of Ardsley High School was organized in Septem
ber 1922 ' h ' '
G 0 wit 26 members, each of whom had earned an Honor Medal the
previous year. The meeting was called to order by Principal Silliman, and
the following officers were chosen :
President, Raymond Barnett, '25,
Secretary, Gardner Welch, '27 .
Faculty Adviser, Mrs. A. J. Flint.
The purpose of this society is to provide for the general good of the
School. Th ' ' 'Q '
e meetings are held at 2 .00 on the first Friday of each month,
with the following procedure :
Call to order by the President.
Roll call and reading of minutes.
Report of committees.
Appointment of new committees.
Discussion of business.
The Playground Committee looks after the school property and keeps
it clear of papers and glass, and watches over conduct on the playground.
The Washroom Committees keep these rooms clean and reprimand dis-
The Auditorium Committee makes ready for assemblies and takes care
of the song books.
The Refreshment Committee feeds the members, serving ice cream,
cake, sandwiches, punch or cocoa. The members of this committee are very
10 THE ARDSLEYAN
WHY YOUR CHILD SHOULD GO TO KINDERGARTEN
Every child should have the privilege of beginning school in a Kinder-
garten. The Kindergarten is made for childreng it makes the step from
the home to the school a naturaltransition from a more or less happy-go-
lucky existence to the ordered life of the school community. No child can
be educated alone. The social life of the Kindergarten is the very best way
for a child to begin his school experience. In the Kindergarten the children
learn the give-and-take of social life, also valuable habits of cooperation
and self-control ,through their work and play. The Kindergarten saatis-
fies a child's need for comanionship, directs his untrained will, and at the
same time, respecting his developing personality, establishes right habits
and attitudes in the most formative period of his development.
Members of the Kindergarten
Sarah L. Edwards, Teacher
Members of the First Grade
Mrs. Frances Ferguson, Teacher
Grace De Michele
Members of the Second Grade
Anna L. Atwater, Teacher
Members of the Third Grade
Mrs. Emily Ehler, Teacher
Louise Savino '
Helen I. Smith, Te
Nettie De Nicola
Leah Strong, Teacher
Members of the Fourth Grade
acher Stanley Travis, Class President
Christopher Chadwick Lawrence Chadwick
Daniel De Stephano
Angelina DeMuro it
Members of the Fifth Grade
:iAlvine Knell, Class President
N uzianto Leo
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Members of the Sixth Grade
Anna J. Flint ,Teacher Vito Barbieri, Class President
INTERESTING ITEMS OF YEAR
The Sixth Grade was the first grade to secure 10022, attendance for a
month and Was the first grade awarded the silver cup presented by Mr.
The Sixth Grade has had a iine Junior Audubon Club this year to pro-
mote the study and protection of birds. The following are the officers :
President, Frieda Welchg Secy., Edwin Gierszynski. Not only have we had
100 72' class registration in the Club, but we have been honored by the mem-
bership of Miss Edwards and Mr. Richter.
The Sixth Grade has upheld the School Paper--buying far more than
our weekly quota of 50 copies. It was one of the first Grades to pledge
1009? subscription for the 1924 Ardsleyan.
Members of the Seventh Grade
Myrtle D. Simmons, Teacher Lillian Robertson, Class President
EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATING CLASS
Class Motto :-Watch Us Climb.
Class Colors :-Gold and Black.
Class Flower :-Black-eyed Susan.
Class Yell :-Auguman, Durgamen,
Rip - Ray - Rah
Eighth Grade, Eighth Grade,
Zip - Boom - Bah.
Rah, Rah, Rah!
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Members of the Eighth Grade Graduating Class
Viola Van DeWerker, Teacher John Santore, Class President
Interesting Items of Year
The Class made and sent 200 booklets to the Grasslands Hospital for
Christmas. During Education Week, in common with the other classes, we
gave an exhibit of work done during the year. Many parents and friends
came to admire the work.
Our Honor Members are: Edward Aim, John Santore, and Tony Ter-
The following received honors during the year:
First Year Emblem: Bennett, Cimino, Howell, Reid, Geraghty, Teller,
Willsea, Llorence Brown, Pascone, Prechtel, McPhee.
First Year Service Ribbon: Paolucci, Bennett, DeRosa, Reid, Cimino,
DeNicola, Eder, Florence Brown, Prechtel, McPhee, Longmuir.
Second Year Emblem: Terico, Santore, Aim, Paolucci, DeRosa, Mollie
DeNicola, Jozzo, Cudney, Eder, Leo, Hunink, Lackman, Gertrude Brown,
Second Year Service Bar: Aim, Jozzo, Cudney, Leo, Brooks. Gertrude
Brown, Lackman, Hunink, Santore, Terico.
Those eligible up to May lst for a lst Year Medal: DeRosa, Paolucci,
Bennett, Reid, Cimino, Jozzo, Mollie DeNicola, Cudney, Leo, Hunink,
Prechtcl, Lackman, Gertrude Brown, Brooks.
Second Year Medal: Edward Aim.
Members of the Class who had a perfect attendance during this school
year are the following: Ann, Bennett, Brooks, Florence Brown, Gertrude
Brown, Cimino, Cudney. llellosa. Geraghty. H unink. Jozzo. Leo, McPhee.
Pascone, Santore, Willssea.
FRIVOLITIES FROM THE FRESHMEN
There are 23 members in the 1924 class of Freshmen. At the open-
ing of the school year the Class President was elected., After a close race
between Hazel Fellers and Gardner Welch the latter was elected.
Following are the names of the members of the Freshman Class :
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SOBS FROM THE SOPHOMORES
Class President, Thelma Hallahan Adviser, Miss E. F. Reeks
Class Colors, Blue and Gold Class Motto, Labor Conquers All
Oneita fNeets7 Jayne, the great anectdote queen, is famed for her hu-
morous speeches which she tried to tell in chapel. Her success in making
us laugh pleased her a great deal.
Elsie fJackJ Waddell, the world-known singer and dramatist, sang and
acted her best in chapel one morning. Since she never noticed her mis-
takes, she felt vry proud when we applauded her greatly.
. Alvina CMick7 McElroy is another great actress. She tries to be com-
ical and is very successful in making us laugh. Well, we all say, "Keep it
up, Mick. You'll be a great actress some day."
Mary fBeansj Cudney, still another noted actress, tries to outdo Mick.
Sometimes she succeeds and she is very proud.
Constance CConnieh Clayton, the celebrated sober star, conducts chapel
Well so far as it goes. She needs more practice, but she's all right.
Sophronia fFronyJ Glover, the great traveler, took a little of our time
to tell us where the HMysterious Hand" came from and where it disappear-
ed. She also was very proud of her success as an orator and walked to her
seat very bashfully.
John fRedJ Geraghty, called Red from the his hair is a great rider.
He related some of his hair-raising experiences out west on a horse. We all
enjoyed his speech very much and applauded him greatly.
Thelma fTubbyj Hallahan, the Sophomore President and Stephens
Speed Demon, spends her spare time persuading business men to advertise
in the Ardsleyan. They can't resist her.
The other twelve members of the class are as follows:
Nick name Favorite Expression
Gladys Eaton Eadie Banana oil
lrene Stagg Rene Holy Moses!
Elsie ljlimpton Plimpy lt's tluky
Grace .lanz Fido Darn it
Lillian Munck Toogic How do you know '?
Lydia Steffenhagen ln I hope to roast a peanut
20 THE ARDSLEYAN
Real Name Nick name Favorite Expression
Kathryn Blohme Kay Banana Oil
Kathryn Oakes Katy Jimiiiy Wickets
Marguerite Fellers Mugs B2.HaH3 Oil
Frank Vogel Footsie For the l0Ve Of Mike
Edward Leone Pope Leo For Crying Out 101141
Mary Jozzo Jozzo Darn it
JOTS FROM THE JUNIORS
Raymond Barnett, Class President
Lillian Bernat Kenneth Brown Kenneth McPhee
Thomas Roberts Charles Wilson Amelia Schroff
James Taylor Alpheus Underhill Viola Wille
The Junior Class of '24 boasts of being the best all-round class. They
hold, with the exception of the grinding Freshies, the highest ranks in
scholarship. Besides this, the Junior boys have a monopoly in athletics
and dramatics. Here's hoping for as good a year in '25l
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22 THE ARDSLEYAN
Anna Brosge is the only member of the class of '24 to have the honor
of receiving her education entirely from this school. She began school at
lgrdsley and has advanced from there to Ardsley's apex of education: A
Miss Brosge has taken an active part in all school activities. She has
the honor of having been a member of the Girl's Basketball team for four
years. She played guard, and because of her long and mighty passes, has
gained the name of f'Rainbow" from the rooters. She is a popular member
of the student body and, besides driving a f'flivver," has no known faults.
She has taken the part of the "red lady in a young dress" CKittyJ in the
Senior play called "The Arrival of Kitty." As a reward for her services to
the school, Miss Brosge has been given a letter and her numerals.
Theodora Brown, the President of our class, travels back and forth
from East View every day on the good old "Put."
Theodora's four years here have been active. Last year she was one
of Ardsley's representatives in the Interscholastic Speaking Contest, and
this year she carried oi the first prize for the girls in the competition at
Dobbs Ferry. She is President of the Student Council.
We all wish to congratulate "Teddy" on her interpretation of the part
of "Aunt Jane" in our Senior play.
Her many friends are sure to miss her after she leaves A. H. S.
' Vera Witkov entered this School in the second grade and has stayed
with us. She is the only one of our class to receive a Commercial Diploma.
Vera has always taken an active part in all the school activities. For
the past four years she has taken part in the Physical Training Exhibitions,
doing classical solo dancing. She has played on the Basketball Team for
the past three years, being Captain this year. She has well earned her
letter and numerals.
Last year she took the part of the maid in the Faculty play, and this
year the part of f'Jane" in the Senior play.
We all know what a magnificent High School career Stuart Kamke
has had. His part in the Ardsley Baseball Team for four years, the Bas-
ketball Team for three years, with year '24 as Captain of the team, his won-
derful showing in the Speaking Contest preliminaries of '24 and his part
in the Senior play as old "Mr, Winkler," have touched our hearts deeply.
But the fact that Mr. Kamke is to graduate this year does not mean that
his splendid career is to be suddenly stopped because it is just about ty com-
mence. Stuart's chief ambition is to become a private secretary. Two
years from today Mr. Kamke will step into his first position of this kind
to James P. Morgan, the great Ancerican financier. He will not keep this
position very long, however, but will rise to a position far greater He will
become private secretary to Secretary Smith and finally private secretary
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to the President of the United States. The only great hardship he will
have to endure for the rest of his life will be his wife.
Asher Roberts, better known among his High School friends as "Ash"
is another member of our class. He is also known as one of the best sports
in the school. They always tease Asher because he is small, but he doesnlt
mind. He is one of our basketball stars and has won great praise for his
"long shots." Asher plays baseball too. He is a member of our team this
year. He was a member of the Minstrel cast. As one of the speakers in
the preliminary Speaking Contest he did well and took the part of "Ting"
very well in the Senior play.
Welll miss Asher and his ftHey, Stewiel' when he leaves A. H. S.
Columbus Arone '23, President of last year's class,
is still selling medicine and mixing sodas at Brook's
Pharmacy, when not at Columbia University studying
Angus McPhee '23 ,who formerly starred as bas-
ketball guard and baseball center iielder, has now en-
tered the business World. He is now engaged in the
plumbing business with his father.
Carmine Pascone, '23, who last year led the bas-
ketball team and pitched for the baseball team, is now
the proprietor of the handsome "Ardsley Chocolateriaf'
He helps his Alma Mater by helping to coach candi-
dates for basketball and baseball.
Lillian Quimby '23, our star forward, now plays
with equal success on the Girls Friendly Basketball
Team. She commutes to New York to earn her bread
Samuel Reynolds '23, has just finished the Short
Agricultural Course at Cornell, Winning a prize for
raising livestock. At present Sammie is back on the
farm helping dad.
THIS AIZDSLEYA N '
Irving Westlake '23, prominent last yeai '
ball and b '
. g 1 igently in a New York
broker's ofiice. He is seen at all school games.
Helen Zunser '23 star orfttoi f
, C 'o Ardsley, is now at-
tending New York U ' ' ' '
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nix ei sity. Helen'
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s school spirit is
e kind that sticks Sh h
. e as several plans to enlist N.
' t Y. U. talent to help our School.
Dot Underhi l
. cvage School of
Physical Education. She plays forward on the Girl's
Friendly Basketball Team. She has refereed a number
of League Basketball games this year.
l '22, attends the Sa
Bea Goehren '22, still wears the White dress and
apron of a nurse, and will soon receive her cap which
means she has com Jl t d ' ' '
1 e e hei course and is "ready."
Ruth Underhill '22, the better half of the happy
Ward family, looks after her little sister Dot by play-
ing on the same basketball team.
aseball is workin dl'
Billy Seger '18, who left Ardsley High six years
ago has changed from a gay schoolboy to a hustling in-
surance agent. Q
Art McCartney '16, and his wife Cora Glover Mc-
Cartney '16, are two members of our first High School
Graduating Class. Art is now a successful realtor.
Roland Brooks '20, following in the footsteps of
his father, proprietor of the Ardsley Pharmacy, is now
a licensed pharmacist.
Josie Nannariello '22 ,still chums with many of
the High School girls and is seen frequently at school
affairs. She is now keeping house for her father.
Floyd Stymus '20, rides free between Ardsley and
New York, for he is working in the New York Central
Oflices, striving toward the top of the ladder.
THE Al1l7Sl , i5 Y AN 27
June 1923 ended the most successful baseball season that Ardsley High
School ever witnessed. The team did not have 'ieasy sailing" with their
schedule, as each game won was by the small margin ot one run. The game
lost was also by one run. Every game was a thriller from beginning to
end. There were times when victory seemed almost impossible, but Coach
Gray and his Ardsley boys never gave up hope. it was at these times that
the calm and consistent playing. cooperation and team work of each mem-
lgjer of the team, brought to Ardsley, for the iirst time, the "Championship
Since the close of that victorious season, Ardsley has had the sad mis-
fortune of parting with seven of the players of the 1923 team, including
the pitcher and catcher. This indeed is a great handicap which would no
doubt cause many small teams to give up in despair: but no, Ardsley is de-
termined, more than ever, to keep possession of the Cup. The winning of
the Cup last year, the addition of promising recruitsg the persistent and
determined efforts of each member, serves to spur the team on to duplicate
the victory of last year, and establish another "leg" on this coveted Cup.
The following is an individual batting schedule of the Team of '2Zl.
Player Position A. B. l H. Percent
Pascone p 19 8 .421
McGah l. f. 18 7 .2388
Brown r. t. 18 7 -333
Blohme c 16 fi -3375
Westlake 2 b 17 6 .2352
Kamlie 1 b 15 rl -366
McPhee c. f 1b el .250
Fndney Z1 lx 16 l .250
Dehlardo s. s. 16 13
Total 151 -19 2324
28 THE ARDSLEYAN
Another eventful season has closed without bringing any laurels to
the boys. Although we have been none too successful, no one can say that
the Blue and Gold gave up without a iight. Our games have been both
close and exciting as anyone who witnessed them can tell you. The major-
ity of our material was new, the class of '23 having taken three or four
anchors. Then, too, our center, from whom we had expected much, inform-
ed us that he was leaving his f'Alma Mater." Nevertheless, the new ma-
terial proved itself sturdy and well seasoned. Each man gave his best and
"played the game."
The following is a brief survey of the team:
R. fCutieJ Barnett, a guard who plays with a tenacity that is extreme-
ly annoying to his opponents and extremely encouraging to his team.
K. CSquirrelJ Brown, an impenetrable, impregnable guardg the fear
of opposing coaches and teams. He was elected Captain of next season's
S. QSoupJ Kamke, Captain and guard-forward, was the only "regular"
from last year. He never lacked effort in trying to lead his team to victory.
He is leaving us this year and we wish him success. Goodbye and good
K. fRedJ McPhee, a hard working and hard fighting forward. In the
game just look for the ball and you will ind "Red."
A. fKid Speedy Roberts, a forward who earned his name on the floor
because of the metoric pace he set while playing. During the Christmas
holidays, while playing in a practice game, our star received a broken arm
which forced him from the game almost the entire season.
F. fFootsieJ Vogel, a regular grasshopper center, who outjumped most
of his opponents and followed shots with an accuracy that has scored many
points for old "Ardsley."
E. fPopeJ Leone, a forward distinguished for his speed and lightning
passes. He's no Pope on the floor.
A. fBuffaloJ Underhill a guard conspicuous for his flying tactics. Al-
though he animated his man considerably by his energetic and damaging
methods, his work was both effective and well done.
D Stick with them, Second team. You are Ardsley's future stars. Per-
sistent effort will prove your worth, and win for you a place on the team.
Bennett and Wilson loom up as promising material for next year's team.
Stuart Kamke '24.
30 THE ARDSLEYAN
GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
The Ardsley Girls Basketball Team is slowly but surely climbing to
the top. This is proven by the fact that they were tied with Dobbs Ferry
for second place in the Greenburgh Interscholastic League. They fell back
to third place, however, as the result of losing a hard fought game.
The girls played several games with teams not in the League, making
a total for the season of fifteen games. Of these fifteen, they won ten
games. In every contest the girls showed their school spirit to a marked
degree, as Well as splendid team work.
The members of the team are:
Vera Witkov, Captain Anna Brosge, Manager Lillian Munck
Hazel Fellers Ruth Brown Mary Cudney
Alvina McElroy Florence Brown
Elsie Waddell '26.
PHYSICAL TRAINING EXHIBITION
The Ardsley High School Annual Physical Training Exhibition was
held in the Auditorium on Friday evening, April 4, at 8:00 o'clock. Judging
from the audience and their hearty applause, it was a great success. The
proceeds, EE72., will be used to buy medals for the Honor Students.
During the months of preparation for the Exhibition the pupils vied
with each other to take part in it. The practice was very beneficial and
everyone taking part did his very best. Miss Willoughby, our Physical Di-
rector, worked exceptionally hard to make the affair a success.
1 The Exhibition was composed of drills and dances, each grade and
High School classes having some part in it.
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PROGRAM OF THE PHYSICAL TRAINING EXHIBITION
Dumb-bell Drill ---
Folk Dances ........... ..-
Solo Dance-"La Mancha" --
Singing Gaines ..........
Wand Drill .......
---- Sixth Grade
---- Second Grade
-----8th Grade and H. S. Boys
Indian Club Drill ...................,......,........- Seventh Grade
S010 D3UC9-"TWiI1kle, Twinkle, Little Star" ------Y,------ Edna Knell
Upetel' Rabbitf' ......W..............T .,-Alvine Knell, Dorothy Brown
Betty Bell, Raphael DeTerlizzi
Paul Waddell, Wesley Brown
S010 D2L1'1Ce - 'fGretchen" -U fm ---kK---- A- ---------- Qneita Jayne
Free Hand Drill -----------...... M........ S th Grade and H. s. cms
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THE MINSTREL SHOW
At 8 230 P. M., December 20, 1923, over three hundred people waited
eagerly for the curtain to be drawn, in order that they might see the pos-
sessors of those grotesque feet which protruded from beneath the stage
' The opening chorus began and the curtain was slowly drawn, reveal-
ing a Dixie Jubilee. As soon as the chorus had finished singing, lnterlocu-
tor Wilson called out in a solemn voice, 'tGentlemen, be seatedf'
The troupe then sat down, with the exception of "Tambo" Taylor.
When asked why he did not sit down, Tambo replied, in a mournful tone,
that he had a seat, but no place to put it. Then Tambo ordered t'Snowball"
Geraghty to bring him a chai1'.
The jokes between the end-men and the interlocutor were greeted with
howls of laughter and thundering applause. During each bust of applause
Tambo's gigantic diamond stickpin flashed and sparkled. Surely it was
due to the presence of a bright audience!
No, "Bones" Underhill never stood at the head of mule-raising. lf he
had, he would never have had those hoof-prints on the seat of his t1'ousers.
That was a magniticent medal Mr. "Cotton" Kamke had on hisrmanly
chest. Yes, and he had some race to get it. The owner and six policemen
were behind him!
'fBanjo" Roberts dreamed he died and was awakened by the heat. l
wonder why? Poor Banjo, that enormous necktie nearly strangled him.
When the pickaninnies started pulling each other's hair, Tambo got
excited, and pulled out a mighty razor and proceeded to sharpen it. Evident-
ly razors are used for other purposes than shaving. ln fact, a razor of such
a size might easily be used asa battle-ax or for chopping wood.
While the Chauncey Quartet was singing "Goodnight, My Sweetie,"
Tambo couldn't make his huge, black, shovel-like, bare feet behave. He was
almost forced to use his razor on them. CAnother use for razorsj.
Welch's striped stockings and loud vest attracted favorable attention
from the "shrill sex." In other words the noisy gender like noisy clothes.
Those who took part in this show are looking forward to the time when
they can act natural again, and surely those who were in the audience must
feel the same way about it!
- Taylor '25,
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THE INTERSCHOLASTIC SPEAKING CONTEST
This year the Greenburgh League held its lnterscholastic Speaking
Contest in Dobbs Ferry High School, on the evening of March 16, the
schools competing being Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Hastings, Croton, and
Ardsley. This contest requires intensive research work on the part of the
representatives of each school, for they do not know until one hour before
the debate begins which of the five sub-topics of the question they will dis-
On March 16, Ardsley High sent Theodora Brown and Alpheus Un-
derhill as its contestants. Both spoke calmly and confidently on a phase
of the question "Resolved, that the United States Government should em-
body in its foreign policy the recommendations of' the Bok Peace Award
Plan," and they were greeted with hearty applause.
At the conclusion of the speech of the tenth speaker, the Chairman,
Mr. Sheppard, Principal of Dobbs Ferry High School, announced the de-
cision of the judges. The negative had won. He then pleased the audi-
ence ,particularly the Ardsley rooters, by stating that Theodora had won
first prize, a gold medal awarded for the best speaker among the girls. He
next announced that Alpheus had earned the Hrst boy's prize, a similar
gold medal. The astonished Ardsley delegation, in which there were about
sixty friends, parents, and relatives of Ardsley's speakers, cheered till they
were hoarse and soon dispersed to spread the news of the double victory.
Ardsley, the smallest school in the League, had won both first prizes!
This success had its inecption in the enthusiasm of' Helen Zunser '23,
whose oratorical efforts were twice crowned with success. Last year Theo-
dora entered the lists. Although she won no prize, her speech was very
creditable. At that time she determined to try again this year. Her per-
severance, coupled with her desire to help Ardsley High, brought her well-
deserved success. Her fellow-representative, Alpheus, is new to the school
this year, but it is known that he had always taken a part in public speak-
ing when he attended high school in Buffalo. He, too, deserves praise for
his ability to organize arguments and to present them clearly and emphati-
The size, eagerness, and enthusiasm of the delegation from Ardsley
prove that there is an ever-increasing schcol spirit, and that Ardsley is out
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THE ARRIVAL OF KITTY
Owing to the fact that this article is written before the first actual
public performance, the author will merely comment on parts taken and
the general criticism of the play. A brief summary of the rather complicat-
ed plot will serve the purpose.
William Winkler with his niece Jane and sister-in-law arrive at the
Halycon House in the Catskill Mountains, where Jane is to be married to
a man whom she has never seen. This wedding must take place before six
o'clock or 510,000 will be given to charity instead of Winkler. He is also
to receive an additional 310,000 for securing a husband for his old-maid
sister-in-law whose name is also Jane.
Bobbie Baxter, the ardent lover of the younger Jane, arrives on the
scene. Winkler discovers him and threatens to have him forcibly removed
until he finds out that Bob knows of his relations with a New York actress,
Meanwhile, Benjamin Moore, the stipulated husband of young Jane, ar-
rives. Ting, the mischievous bellhop, allows the impression to overcome
Winkler that Moore is the man whom Winkler hired from the matrimonial
agency for Aunt Jane. At his friend Ting's suggestion, Bobbie Baxter dis-
guises as Kity. Moore mistakes him for Jane, and Bob leads him on and
causes him to fall in love. Then Bobbie makes love to the bewildered Wink-
ler, who fearing his sister-in-law's displeasure, emplores the false Kitty to
hide or flee. At Winkler's suggestion, Jane is led to believe that Bob is a
friend of Kitty, the actress, and while Bob is in disguise as Kitty she pours
out her tale of love for himself. She discovers her mistake and is much
Then the real Kitty Benders arrives and the mix-up becomes worse
thru the constant appearance and reappearance of first Bob in disguise
then Kitty. Finally the actress herself discovers the deception and by
means of intriguing schemes on all sides, Moore marries Aunt Jane. Wink-
ler, of course, marries Kitty, and Bob becomes the true companion of the
lovelorn Jane. All thru the play, life and humor are added by Ting's clev-
er suggestions to his friend Bob, and by the colored porter's search for the
owner of an unidentified trunk.
The parts were assigned and practice started about March 25. The
actors have worked faithfully and have been kept right down to work by
careful overseers. We have every reason to believe that it will be a tre-
mendous success when it is presented on May 16th.
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The characters are as follows, with names of students taking each part :
William Winkler, leading man --- --- Stuart Kamke
Jane, the young girl ...................... ...... V era Witkov
Benjamin Moore, the man from New York .... --- Alpheus Underhill
Kitty Benders, leading lady ............... ...... A nna Brosge
Aunt Jane, Winkler's sister-in-law --- .... Theodora Brown
Tinglepaugh, the bellboy ......... --- Asher Roberts
Suzzette, the French maid .... --- Lillian Bernat
Sam, the colored porter --- .... James Taylor
-----R---,--------- Charles Wilson
Bobbie Baxter, the boy ..........
We are very grateful to Mr. George Richter for his kind help and
suggestions in coaching us for the play. He deserves great credit for the
interest he took in directing us.
' Charles Wilson '25.
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store. The drug store must come into importance as such. It is the drug store, neigh-
borly in its aspect, convenient in its facilities, stocked with the needed health protectors,
that give Hrst odtice and best service to the vicinity. Everybody should combine to pa-
tronize their home town drug store, because of its value to the community, because it
is the essential institution that makes the town progressive, best protected in health,
and most capable of comfort and enjoyment. Consider the slogans broadcasted by John-
son 8x Johnson, the surgical dressing manufacturers, that "Your Druggist is More Than
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