Armstrong High School - Purple and Gold Yearbook (Armstrong, IL)
- Class of 1924
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Top Row: Truman French, Clarence Griiiin, William Warren :
J. Wesley Creighton, Arthur Bass fPres.J, Dale Goodwine, Lewis Meitzler
President, ARTHUR BASS -
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Lew is quiet and doesn't say much, '-
But when the time comes, you can depend on 'Dutchf
2 WILLIAM WARREN 2
Bill is a farmer of no mean skill,
- His thoughts are deep, his tongue is quite still. 1
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: "Man with hair and heart of gold." 2
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3 Then there's to our old friend Wes. "
A model farm is the cause of his happiness.
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Lower Row: Florence Kapitan, J. R. Maxey, Catherine Alexander
MR. MAXEY is our principal. He is a man of great ability and will :
some day reach the heights of success. He has handled the awkward
situations that arose in our school with a great deal of tact and foresight.
Mr. Maxcy attended High School at Centralia, Illinois. Then he spent : N
one year at Carbondale Normal School, three years at McKendree College
at Lebanon, and one year and three summer terms at the University of
Illinois. After finishing school, Mr. Maxey taught two years at Central-
ia, and five years at Shattuc. At this time the World War came and Mr
Maxey answered the call of his country. He was in the air service for
eleven months, five of these being spent in action overseas. Mr. Maxey
had the rank of First Lieutenant. F or two years Mr. Maxey taught at
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Carrollton, and then last September he came he1'e to be principal of our
own A. T. H. S.
MRS. DOWELL has taught here four years. When 'she first came in
1919 we called her Miss Sigfridson or "Sigie." Perhaps her reputation
as a good cook and her blondeness are her most noticeable characteristics.
Mrs. Dowell was graduated from the Geneva Community High School in
1915, and in 1919 was graduated from the University of Illinois. She
managed a cafeteria in Frankfort, Michigan the summer of 1919. In the
fall she came here and taught three years. December 24, 1922 Miss Sig-
fridson became Mrs. Nathan Dowell. Mrs. Dowell stayed at home and
"kept house" during the years 1922-23. Last September she joined us
again as Domestic Science teacher.
MR. LAWRENCE is the agriculture teacher. His good nature and
ambition will carry him far in this world. He has the happy faculty of
making friends. I-Ie was graduated from the Paxton High School in
1906. He stayed at home a year then in 1911 he was graduated from
the U. of I. From 1911 to 1918 he taught in Minnesota. He was coun-
ty farm adviser for two years. In 1920 Mr. Lawrence purchased a farm
and became a permanent resident of our district. Two years ago he was
induced to become a teacher in our High School. We feel ourselves very
fortunate to have Mr. Lawrence as a teacher and neighbor in our com-
MR. NELSON lives in Rankin. Illinois. When in High School there
he came to Armstrong to play Basket ball. When anyone asked who was
that good player on the Rankin team was, he was told, "That's Swede
Nelson." Mr. Nelson was graduated from the Rankin High in 1921. He
attended the State Normal one year, 1922-1923, and two summer terms.
While there he was on both the base ball and basket ball squads. This is
Nelson." Mr. Nelson was graduated from Rankin High in 1921. He
sides his duties as a coach.
MISS KAPITAN. our English teacher, comes from Wisconsin. This
is her first year as a teacher.- She has proven herself a very able in
structor and helped us through a great many dry books that otherwise we
would have left on the shelf unread forever. Miss Kapitan attended the
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, High School and was graduated from there in
1918. She then attended Carroll College and Washington University at
MISS ALEXANDER is the smallest member of the faculty. Her
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home is in Danville. She came to our High School to teach last October.
Her classes will all tell you that she is more than a match for Caesar, Lat-
in composition, or any sort of history. Miss Alexander attended the
Indianapolis High School and was graduated from there in 1919. She
spent two yearsat Rockford Woman's College, and finished her education
at Depauw in 1923.
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A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION
by Mr. fllflxffy
Does it pay to spend time and money in securing an education? This
is a question concerning which there is a great varying of opinion. The
Deople opposed to education are rapidly becoming fewer and fewer in num
ber. People are beginning to see the need and to some extent understand
the value of an education.
Education is the production of useful changes in the lives of human
beings. It is the mark of civilization. It comprehends all that is worth
while in life and spurn those things which have no relation to the better
things of life. John Stuart Mills has said, "The most valuable thing in this
world is man, and the most valuable thing in man is mind. Therefore, it
seems to me, if this assertion be true, surely we are engaged in a worth-
while work trying to educate people.
There is a greater need for education today than ever before. Com-
petition is becoming keener and forcing greater preparation in most all the
avenues of business. The population of our country is steadily increasing.
It is becoming congested in many parts of the country. The land area of
the United States is now practically all settled. Uncle Sam has very little
land to be given to one almost for the mere asking. The result of these
conditions is that the opportunity for expansion has been lessened, and
consequently the number of people seeking the same employment has in-
creased. There are several agencies: the home, church, and school which
aid in the education of our people. The one of which we are a part and
with which this article has to deal is the school and particularly the high
Equal opportunity for all the children of all people is the watchword of
the modern high school. The modern high school embodies and reflects
the composite spirit that dominates American life, and is at once the most
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genuinely democratic and the most thoroughly representative of the insti-
tutions yet devised and established by American genius. Our ideals are
shifting from the vague, general, externally imposed standards of mental
discipline and college preparatory to those translatable into twentieth cen-
tury individual and sicial requirements, sound healthg the ability to use
the intellect upon the problems of ordinary social, civic, and commercial
life, taste and the observance of the demand for the beautiful in both per-
sonal and community concerns 5 a civic and moral consciousness which up-
holds, and contributes to the community ethics upon which social progress
depends, and a religious sense which assures loyalty to a permanent system
of values. If our one and a half million adolescents now in our high
schools acquire these things our nation's future is assured. If they do not,
it is doomed to decay and fall.
The realization of the above-mentioned values will necessitate constant,
patient labor and possibly some changes in our educational regime. The
supervisory programme ahead requires that we work out and put in opera-
tion a system of general principles of adolescent pedagogy which is clearly
based on the problem araising out of the age of the hibh school student and
his likely participation in the activities of his community. The best
teachers possible to secure are none too good to teach our boys and girls
Men and women who are in this work because they are really interested in
it-not because it offers a small salary, or can be used as a stepping stone
to othcr professions. Personally, I will welcome the day when require-
ments nor teachers are so high and exacting that such teachers for para-
sites? will be crowded out of our good work. The officers of our public
school system should be men and- women who hold these offices, not be--
cause of the popularity, frestige, and power that may be theirs, but be-
cause they are true exponents of education. They should visit the schools,
talk wth the teachers and supervisors, read current literature by the lead-
ers of the educational wor'd today on :choo's and the problems thereof. If
such were done, these persons cou'd possess hrst hand informat'on on some
of the rrobfems with which they must reckon, instead of guessing, or mere-
ly cuoting what they have heard. People who haven't time to do these
things to some cxtfnt at least. havcn't time to till the office as it should hc
Flccl, rcr lava they the right to expect the continued support of the tax--
paycrs of the community.
Fy ALL working together the boys and girls will have better schools and
the status of our community will he raised. So let us see to it that we are
doing crr drtv first lsefore we cr'ticize another Ever remembering the
meaningful phrase, "A House divided against itself cannot stand."
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AN EXPOSITION OF THE COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT
By A. F. Nelion
There are many people who think that the commercial subjects which
are taught in the high school, namely, Bookkeeping, Shorthand and Type'
writing are relatively new subjects. I mean by that, that they were just
discovered about a half a century ago. I shall in writing this article at
tempt to give briefly a history of the three subjects mentioned above and
the value that they contain for our future men and women.
It was nearly two hundred years before Christ, when people began to
live in communities, and industries were developed, it was found that the
people needed some means to keep a record of accounts.
I To the Romans the credit is given as having the first system of ac-
counts more scientifically developed than any other people. Books
have been found containing dates of 1406 to 1430. These books are re-
markable for their neatness, but do not show that any scientific principles
The first American text on double entry bookkeeping was published
by William Mitchell in 1796. He is also given credit for recommending
special columns for the cash book. Many books sets have since been
published but the Twentieth Century text and set used in the Armstrong
High School is one of the most. thorough and comprehensive text books in
the market for the high school student.
The invention of a calculating machine in 1890 by William Burrougn
a bank clerk has aided the development of bookkeeping because it tends
to lessen the work of the bookkeeper.
QA Brief History of Shorthandj
When Cicero the greatest of Roman orators rang for his stenographer
in the year 63 B. C., it was not a dainty maid who came tripping to this
desk with notebook and pencil but instead, however, a scholarly man came
forward with waxen tablets and styli, the writing tools of that time, and
sat at the feet of the great man and took his dictation. The shorthax d
writers of those days were Without paper, pen or pencil and only a crude
method of shorthand. A stylus was used for writing While the writing
was done on tablets that were covered with a layer of Wax,
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Some people may be surprised to learn that shorthand was used in
the time of the Caesars. Quintus Enniius the Roman poet in 200 B. C.
was the first to invent an abbreviated system of writing. He devised
about 1100 signs which he used for the purpose of writing more swiftly
than by the ordinary a phabet. The chief use of shorthand in Roman
times was made by the leaders in the church and by the officials of the
The onfy definite information that we have of the use of shorthand
is recorded by Piutarch who mentions that the famous oration given by
Cicero in the Roman Senate in 63 B. C. was taken in shorthand. Tiro a
highly educated man who received his freedom from Cicero invented the
method of shorthand used at that time. He later became the confi-
dential clerk of his master. We are much indebted to Tiro and his fol-
lowers for their ability to write and read shorthand.
There is evidence tiizt shorthand was used in this country within ten
years after the landing of the pilgrims. The shorthand notebooks of
Major John Pinchoni containing sermons which were preached by Rev.
John Moxon between 1637 and 1639 are found in the library at Spring-
A Weil known shorthand writer at this time was John Winthrop, Jr.,
Governor of Massachusetts in the year of 1633. Many of his letters
written in shorthand were sent to his wife Martha Winthrop who is the
first female shorthand American writer of Whom there is a record.
Charles Dickens, of whose works we American people are proud, was
a Ll.o1-thand writer, using the old-fashioned Guerney system and many a
time hls wife became provoked because he would write his Ltorlcz in snort
A great many systems were published by different msn beginning in
the year 1588 until the time that a system cailed "Stenographic Sound
Hand", was published by Isaac Pitman in 1837, and in 1840 published his
system of Phonography. Pitman's system was used to a large extent
and became somewhat popular but was soon supplanted by a better sys-
The system of shorthand invented by John Robert Gregg was Hrs:
published in Liverpool, England, in 1888, under the title, "Light Line Pho-
nographyf' The system was introduced in America in 1893 in the city
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of Boston by Mr. Gregg. The Gregg system is radically diiferent from
the geometric style which Pitman used, the characters being based upon
the movement used in longhand writing. The Gregg Shorthand is the
standard shorthand system of America and is used in about 90 percent
of the high schools and colleges today and is readily the best system in
use because it is easy to learn, easy to read, easy to write and superiorin
speed. Ithink the people should be proud to think that the Board of
Education adopted the best system for their school.
Regardless of all that has been said. the use of shorthand did not be
come general. I think the difHculty was due to the fact that the older
systems were so hard to learn.
Along with all these activities in the fields of shorthand and book-
keeping, comes another great invention, the typewriter. The first type-
writer of which we have any record was patented in England in 1714. In
1829, the first American typewriter, called a typographer, was patented
by W. A. Burt. The Remington Typewriter made its appearance in the
year 1873. When the great possibilities of shorthand in conjunction
with the typewriter were discovered. the introduction of these two sub-
jects into the schools of this country was assured.
I will mention a few of our most famous men who give credit to their
busineis training for a measure of their success. Ex-President Wilson.
Frank A. Vanderlip, Ex-President of the City National Bank of New
York, Judge Landis of Chicago, Hugh Chalmers of the Chalmers Detroit
Motor Co., Governor Cox of Ohio, Senator Lenroot, of Wisconsin, Edward
Bok, Irvin S. Cobb, Edward Everett Hale, and many' others have made
their start with a knowledge of shorthand. '
Commercial Education used in connection with high school training
is the process of equipping the normal youth of high school age, who pur-
sues it with such knowledge, skill and power as he can reasonably be ex-
pected to find useful in his immediate endeavor to earn a living in 2,
recognized business activity.
Commercial educationin the high schools of today should share with
general education the responsibility of determining the place and efficiency
of the individual in society. I think our high schools are meeting the de-
mands of modern business. I may even go further and say that the
frraduates' of our commercial schools. public and rrivate. are better Quali-
fied technically for business service than the graduates of few years ago.
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Some people bring up the argument that the commercial schools to-
day are not fully meeting, all the demands of modern business. Now
that is not a just criticism, because the same may be said of the medical
schools, the law schools, and all other schools of technical or professional
training. The schools of medicine are not fully meeting all the demands
cl the medical profession. Can we say that the law schools are meeting
al tlie demands of the legal prolesslon? If the graduates of these pro-
QGSS,Ol'lHl schools who spend several years in intensive training for their
profession do not measure up to the highest standard of professional pro-
ilclency, we surely then may expect that some of the graduates of our
commercial schools or those who take commercial subjects in high school
to 1a-l short of tae highest standards of business service. How can we
expect at this stage of development of the commercial work, pew:-
iectlon irom all. But I do beneve that graduates of our commercial de-
partment of our high school are as well qualified or better qualified than
graduates of other departments. This year there will not be a failure
an the commercial department unless some students radically fall down in
their work between now and graduation. ,' Reports from commercial de-
j citniciits of other schools can also be shfown that do not have a failure.
This is not true every year, but contrast commercial work with other sub-
jtets and note the failures. Some think commercial work rather easy.
but I urge all who think it so to enter into the Work and I know that they
will change their minds.
We commercial teachers are frequently accused of not being famil-
iar with nor teaching cultural subjects. I do know that some higher in-
stitutions of learning that give full value and credit for basket making
and not even recognize such subjects as shorthand or typewriting. But
I believe that any subject is cultured that will develop a person, make
him better, make it possible for him to enjoy life to the fullest, and make
him a citizen of the highest type.
I sincerely trust that the commercial subjects may be able to get the
recognition that they deserve. Show me a man or woman who will not
use a knowledge of bookkeeping during their life, even to the smallest ex-
tent. Shorthand is becoming more popular every day, while in nearly
every home you will now notice a typewriter and many times I have
heard this remark by men and women, "I wish I could operate a type-
Commercial education is just coming into its own. As to how rapidl-
ly it will continue to develop, depends upon the students and upon those
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who are engaged in teaching commercial work. Let me say this to the
: parents, see that your children take commercial work while in high school
and let them get that commercial education which you were not
able to secure, thereby fitting your sons and daughters for better citizen-
: ship in this business world of which we all must take a part.
2 THE VALUE UF AN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
By Albert l.au,rence
From its earliest beginning, Agricultural Education has been ridi-
E culed by a class of people who do not believe in anything progressive, or
showing improvement. The easiest thing in the world to do is to criti-
cize. Anyone can always point out flaws in every move or action, no
: matter how useful or praiseworthy it may be.
It is a significant fact that in the majority of cases in every commun-
: ity, it is the children of the most progressive farmers who attend High
School and take Agricultural as well as other subjectsg while those young
people from the farm who do not attend High School are more commonly
: the children of farmers who are satisfied with the customs and practices
that have been common for a generation or twog and do not care to change
their mode of farming until compelled to by force of circumstances. As
: Agricultural Education becomes more common and well fixed, this opposi-
tion is rapidly disappearing. '
: Agricultural Science has done much to change the farmer's prac-
tices many of which ideas are laughed at until their values are proved.
The inoculation of alfalfa and soybean seed is an example. The idea of
: coating the seed with soil from a field where the crop has been grown
successfully was considered ridiculous at first. But no progressive far-
mer today doubts the soundness of the practice on fields where the crop
has not been grown previously. r
In our Agricultural Courses we take up three main lines of study.
2 One is the work of Agricultural investigators and Experiment Stations in
their efforts to improve farm practices by better seed, better stock, con-
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trol of plant and animal diseases, better methods of feeding, improved
means of maintaining and building up the fertility of the soil, etc.
A second is the study of the farms-soils, crops, live-stock and build-
ings of the different farms in the neighborhood, both good and poorg
noticing especially why some farms and farmers are more successful
than others. In our visits to various farms as a part of our class work we
request the suggestions and opinions of the farmer himself as to what he
considers best in the different breeds of stock, varities and methods of
raising crops, as well as general points of management.
A third line of study which is not entirely separate from the two just
explained but which, in part, is to a certain extent a summary of the above
mentfoned points is Farm Management. This is a comparitively new sub-
ject, but is rapidly gaining in importance.
There are two main divisions of this subject. The first is the study
of more economical methods of production of crops and raising of live-
stockg and in this connection making better use of man, horse and tractor
labor. This is studied in the same manner as the points previously men-
tionedg namely, the reslgts of Experiment Stations, articles in Farm
papcrs, and the different practices common in this community. As an
illustration of this point, the class in Farm Management during the pres-
ent school year made a detailed study of Illinois Bulletin 231, "The Horse
and the Tractor," which is a study of horse and tractor labor on 112 typi-
cal cornbelt of Illinois.
A second illustration is that of the project records which are required
of every student taking Hgh School Agriculture. In the project the
boys keep exact record of cost of production of a field of wheat, oats or
corng or of the costs and returns of several sows, cows, chickens, etc.
These project records show for example, that where the yield is low per
acre, as in wheat, the cost of production is 5.80 to 51.00 per bushel. But
where the yield is good-from 25 to 30 bushels per acre-the cost is usual-
ly 5.65 to 5.80.
The second 'mportant division 07 the work in Farm Management is
the study of Farm Marketing. We feel that the Agricultural High
Schools can and should furnish a real help in this regard for the farmers
of this country. In the past the knowledge of marketing factors and the
information available as to the influences affecting the rise and fall in
prices as regulated by Supply and Demand and other economic conditions
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has been very limited. There is no doubt but that a man with scarcely
any schooling can plant and harvest average crops by observing and
Watching carefully what to do and what happens both on his farm and
also on his neighbors. Yet we believe that he can do this much better,
more efficiently and intelligently, if his farm experience has been "topped
off" by an Agricultural Education.
But when it comes to markets andnrnarketing probably not 5 per cent
of the farmers know the influences affecting pricesg such as Labor con-
ditions in this countryjg the buying ability of our customers in Europe
the effect of harvests in Argentine, India, Australia and other parts of
the world on our pricesg laws affecting farmers in the past, up for pas-
sage at presentg the status and force of the Cooperative movement, etc.
Our aim is to get these factors affecting prices and markets before the
boys so they will see the complexity of the farming businessg and after'
they get out of school will continue to study the conditions affecting the
success of farming. T L p U
One reason why other lines of industry, including the professions,
business world, transportation and labor have been able to get such uni,-
formly high prices for their merchandise, labor or other service is be-
cause of organization and a' certain amount of agreement as to prices.
The professions, business and transportation industries consist of. men
and women uniformly educated, trainedfto study their business in rela-
tion to othersg and capable of developing leadership where necessary.
If labor organizations do not consist of such generally educated people,
their brotherhoods are so strongly dominated by men fighting continually
for Labor's interests that their position in all public matters is highly re-
spected. The recent vote of Congress on the Immigration bill is con-
c'usive prooff e - -
The farming industry needs to wake up to the idea that it lacks and
needs leadership. Independent acton will accomplish nothing so far as
markets and prices go. Neither will constant kicking and grumbling get
results. The farming industry requires trained loaders who study world
conditions aiecting the farmers' markets and pricesg and who can con-
scientiously lead the farmers through organization to their 'place among
the industries of the world-men here and there doing actual farmfwork
in the different' communities yetlwithisuflicient training and understand-
ing to act as leaders for their fellow farmers. Theffarming industry
very seriously needs such men and it is the dutyoft the Agricultural High
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Schools and Coileges to serve the rural communities by fitting and train
5 ing young men for these responsibilities.
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Top Row: Frzxnk Andrews, Lowell Crviglifrm. Bert Fisher, Wm. Czmstor.
' Middle Row: Lena Ashcraft, Arleene VVrig'hf, Olga Beck, Hosezella Miller
Bottom Row: Mable Evans, Thelnm Miller, Louise Frye, Jean Smith, Vera
Jolly, Mae McLaughlin -
FRANK ANDREWS WADDY
' Basket ball 2-3-4 fl
Base ball 1-2-3-4
I Foot ball 3-4
: President Junior Class 3 :
Treasurer Athletic Association 4
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'llhat make for joy and llappingrs
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Tho she is a modest lass,
She is liked by all the class.
- Home Ec. Club member 4
You can just tell by her smiling face,
That Beck's heart is in the right place.
He's the berries altho shy,
He's a dandy all round guy.
: WILLIAM CASTOR
' A Mother's pride, a Father's joy,
A great bigbouncing rollicking boy
: MABLE EVANS
Home Ec. Club member 4
: As merry as the day is long.
Ii Home Ec. Club member 4
This flapper's innocent wiles,
: Are her funny jokes and smiles.
Basket ball 2-3-4
Base ball 4.
Student council 3-4
: A boy so good and kind,
The best you could ever find.
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Of all the flappers flapping 'round,
Ne'er a better sport is to be found.
Member Home Ee. Club 4
She looks so modest and shy,
But Oh! the twinkle in her eye.
Member Home Ee. Club 4
Ever loyal ever true,
To the task she has to do.
Member Home Ee. Club 4
Vice President 4
Of all the little vamps,
She sure can wink her lamps.
President Home Ee. Club 4
Student council 3-4
Editor Annual 4
Assistant Editor Beacon 3
On her face the sweetest looks,
And in her mind the wisest books.
ARLEENE WRIGHT Cwithdrawnj
Some are right and some are wrong,
But We've a feeling she Won't be W
The Senior year is o, sleep in which we dream mostly
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"History repeats itself," so says a well-known and oft-quoted adage,
so do not be surprised if our history happens to be in some respects much
like a great many other class chronicles you have read. There, is still
enough difference to give us a personality of our own.
In the year 1920, early in September, there set sail over the Sea of
Knowledge, a magnificent fleet, proudly bearing aloft, floating banners of
gray and crimson. This fleet, proudly bearing aloft these banners, was
headed for a far distant land called Graduation, which could be reached only
after a long voyage of four Fong years over this much travelled, but to
them, unknown sea. Among this magnificent fleet of twenty-two voyag-
ers were Olga Beck, Vera Jol'y, Louise Frye. Rosezella Miller, Jean Smith.
Lena Ashcraft, Lowell Creighton, Bert Fisher, Frank Andrews, Thelma
Miller, Mable mvans, Margaret Kitts, Sadie Kitts, Nellie McAdams.
Arleene Wright, Reva Cook. Cleo Hamer, Ethel Weber, Carrie Rayburn.
Verna Banks. and Donald Vannatta, each firmly resolved to succeed or
go down with the ship.
Mr. Brown, Mr. Bass, Miss Galster, Miss Patton, Miss Sigfridson and
Miss Dove started us off on our voyage. Miss Folk came after Christmas
and finished the unexpired term of Miss Dove, who left.us. Late in Sep-
tember we organized as a class, electing Thelma Miller as President.
The first social event of this class was the annual Christmas party
for our superiors. We had a Christmas Tree 'n' everything.
In June we left school in a most carefree spirit, anticipatingthe va-
cation, and most of us fooking forward to becoming Sophomores in the
We found the Sophomore year very hard. But Mr. Brown, Mr. Bass
Miss Folk, and Miss Sigfridson were still at the helm assisted by Miss
Glenn and Miss Tumlinson. Miss Glenn succumbed to the call of the Fijii
Islands and under the protection of her newly acquired husband left us in
April for the Philippine Islands. Mr. Lawrence then came to our rescue.
The biggest social event was a party given for the school. The result
was that we learned how to drink punch out of a cup with he aid of our
fingers as they do in Texas. We didn't seem to amount to very much for
the upper classmen scarcely noticed us.
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Our Junior year was one of study and meditation as the long honor
rolls of that time bear witness. Miss Sigfridson felt she couldn't take
care of us and the depot at the same time so she took a leave of absence
for a term. announcing her marriage to Nathan Dowell of Dec. 24, 1922,
in July. Miss Palmer took her place. Miss Cottingham and Mr. Sterl-
ing were the other new teachers. Mr. Bass left us for a banking career
and Mr. Lawrence took his place.
The greatest social events given during the year were the Junior and Sen-
ior Banquet in compliment of the graduating class of 1923, and the ban-
quet given in honor of the football team. The coach of the team, Mr
Jim Sterling, was also our class adviser. A kindred spirit had grown up
between the two classes of Juniors and Seniors since our rivalry as Sopho-
mores and Freshies, and it was with downcast spirits that we watched
them depart and leave us behind to step into their places as leaders of the
school. After this year of training in the social whirl we felt ready to
shoulder the responsibilities and dignities becoming to a senior.
We are now fourteen in number, Mae McGlaughlin and William Cast-
or coming from Penfield to grace us with their presence. And now we
have come to the portal leading out into life. This last year in "High
School" has been one of combined study and pleasure. Mrs. Dowell came
back to steer us into port as our class adviser. Mr. Maxey, Mr. Nelson,
Miss Kapitan, Miss Alexander, and Mr. Lawrence completed the crew.
Our class oiificers are Arleene Wright CPresidentJ, Mae McGlaughlin
CVice Presidentl, Frank Andrews CSec. and Treaaal, but Arleene Wright
left us in April to finish in the Urbana High School, so Mae was her suc-
cessor. Several having dropped out during our voyage, some to teach,
some to get married, and some to work in other lines, we are now only 11
of the original number, but with Mae and Bill there will be 13 to reach the
end of our voyage.
Under their leadership we have grown somewhat beyond the grind of
the Junior year into the larger freedom of the Senior. On December 20
we gave our play called "Come Out of the Kitchen", under the direction of
Mrs. Dowell. At the end of the fourth year a list very creditable to the
Seniors was made out telling who had absorbed the most Knowledge dur-
ing the voyage, thirteen in number. Jean Smith, outclassing us all by
receiving an average of almost 92, was made Valedictorian and Bill Cas-
tor, running close, became salutatorian with an average of a fraction over
And now the four long years have passed, the Freshmen of 1920 are
the Seniors of 1924. We have had many experiences during our voyage,
of which the most enjoyable ones far outweigh the unpleasant ones. As
we Seniors scan the horizon from the stepping stone of Graduation, we
see many conquests to be made and many rocks and detours in our high4
way of life, but we believe that in the future, as in the past, we will show
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ourselves ready for any test that may be put to us, if we live up to our
motto - "Be Good, Do good, Make good."
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Name Favorite Saying Disposition
Vera Jolly My stars Jolly
Rose Miller I'm hungry G00d
Louise Frye Hot dog Hardboiled
Jean Smith Don't ask me Sociable
Frank Andrews When do we eat Lovesick
Mae Mcffvlaughlin That bird is a minus quantity Tame when tained
Olga Beck I've got to tell my old man good-by Loving like person
Mable Evans Oh! shoot Tough
Thelma Miller Say is this right Hard
Lena Ashcraft I don't understand this Quiet
Lowell Creighton Let's see Foolish
Bert Fisher Let's go Wild
Favorite Pastime Favorite Dish Life's Ambition
Acting a fool Mush and milk Certified Public Accountant
Driving a Ford Ice cream Commercial teacher
Horseback riding Beans Nurse
Eating Apple sauce To dance well
Driving with one hand Pickles Play with the white sox
Watching the K. K. K. and K C play
To tame cave men
Playing pool Chop Suey Telegraph operator '
Sleeping Tooth picks and water Musician
Swimming Limburger cheese Be a bookkeeper
Ford riding Onions Get a man
Reading Hash To sail the Atlantic
Loafing Dill pickles Teach school
Playing ball Tomatoes 'Fisherman
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On what far voyage do we Classmates, now depart,
To what remotest verge of fairland,
To seize, with A. T. H. S. memories in our hearts,
Our real life that awaits ua on the strand!
Long, long the journey, tedious the time
That we must spend in sailing those far seas
That wash, with those turbulent waves
Which remind us of Ar-mstrong High School days.
But We'll not fear the length 'n'ing Weeks and days,
Nor once despair the age worn seas to roam,
For Success sits by and holds us fast and prays
That We may bring our treasure safely home.
But dear Classmates when We came
To old A. T. H. S. to learn to play the game
Little We realized how quickly the years would fly,
How soon to our schoolmates and friends we must say good-bye.
And now the days have come when we must part,
May each one '-s name in Golden Letters be engraved in our hearts.
And may We be able to say that true to our motto We stood
"Be Good, Do Good, Make Good."
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Top Row: A. G. Maury, Orville Warreii. Emil Foster, Charles Creighton Joe
Booher, James Downing, Harold Newtson.
Bottom Row: VValter Davis, Vilauneta Creighton. Mary Smith, Bertha Wer-
nigk, Dorothea Miller, Adaline Meitzler, Glenn Miller.
In the year 1921, twenty-five students from the vicinity of Armstrong,
stared into High School. This was what we, as Freshmen, considered the
greatest time of our life. We thought we were promising students, but we
appeared Hgzreenu to our other classmates. Thcv did not only tell us that
we were "green" but they showed us by our initiation. The first few days
ot' school was like a circus, hut when Mr. Brown, then Principal, explained
to us what our duties were, we changed our opinions of High School Life. VVQ
cannot say that Mr. Brown only made us work, for he also helped us ini our
During the first Week of school our classmates gave a "Weiner Roast"
in our honor. At least we considered it in our honor as Davey and Dorothy
really ate eighteen weiners a-piece.
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Our -class got together in the month of January, and held a class party.
with invited guests, at the home of Margaret Reece. This was the real be-
ginning of our class activities.
It seemed that the Freshmen were especially busy that year and found
little timel for amusements, until the last week of school when the students
and teachers joined together in another XVeinei- Roast. VVeiners seemed to be
the favorite dish that yea1'. With this weiner roast we ended our Freshmen
When, the class started in as Sophomores in the fall of '22. we were not
so large in number. During the year we lost several of our class mates, bc-
cause of the changing of schools. As a class, we were proud to say that.
those who departed from us intended to attend schools at different places.
School rolled by with nothing taking place in the class with the exception
of the class Tournament. In this tournament the Sophomores received third
place. We took the honor and were determined to do better the next year.
Time passed and we were soon ready to go for another vacation, Before the
Faculty would entitle us to a vacation they gave us a picnic dinner in the
woods the last day of school and then they set us free.
In the fall of '23 with a change in teachers and course of tstudy, we
entered the Armstrong High School as Juniors. The Junior year seemed a
very busy year to begin with. Towards the end of the year the Seniors in-
formed us that they thought it would be still busier as they wished a banquet
from us. This we planned out with our own heads and hands with the help
of the teachers. Before it was over we found out that the Junior year was
a very busy one. We hope that in the fall of '24 we shall enter the Armstrong
High School as Seniors.
Let us give a last word to the Seniors:
To the Seniors of twenty-four,
We have spoken of this before,
We bid you good-bye
And part with a sigh
At the Armstrong High School Door.
Adaline Meitzle,r ,25
Where ignofrance is bliss, it is folly to be wise.
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Top Row: Virlon Juvinal, John Courtney, Dwight Riee, Charles Booher. :
Bottom Row: George Hollet, Grace Evans, Mary Carter, Edna Miller, Dallaa
The Freshmen class of 19222-23 consisted of fifteen members, Charles
Booher, VVilbur Cook, Leo Downing, Harriet Dunean, Grace Evans. Alfred
' Ferdaninson, Clarence Fletcher, George Hollett, Virlon Juvinall, VVillie Me- :j
Adams, Edna Miller, Mabel Moore, Dwight Rice, Dallas Sprague, and Ruby
- Early in the school year, a class meeting was held and the following offi. -
cers were elected: ,
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Dwight Rice. Presidentg Edna Miller. Secletary and treasurerg Harriet
Duncan and Yirlon Juvinall, student council, Miss Palmer. class advisor.
Near the end of the school year, we gave a party which was very much
enjoyed by all.
The Sophomore class of 1923-24 was niuch smaller than that of 19212-23.
Many of the members of the class moved away from Armstrong, and others
were forced to quit school for various reasons. Now our class consists of
: eight members, Charles Booher, Mary Carter, Grace Evans, George Hollett,
Virlon Juvinall, Edna Miller, Dwight Rice, and Dallas Sprague.
: George Hollett did not become a member of our class until the beginning
of last semester. Harriet Duncan, who was a member of the class the first
semester is now in Indianapolis.
: In the early part of the school year a class meeting was held and the
following officers were elected:
: Virloni Juvinall, President, Harriet Duncan, Vice-President, Mary Car-
ter, Secretary and treasurerg Dwight Rice and Edna Miller, student council,
Mr. Nelson, class advisor.
In the early part of the school year, we helped the upper classes in en-
tertaining the "freshies" at a Weiner roast.
- EDNA MILLER
Content to follow 'where we lead' the way
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Top Row: Byron Howell, Rennell Howell, Gilbert Kinzer, John French.
Middle Row: Russel Engle, Lawrence Stodgell, Rosa-oe Ilutson, James Koster.
:, Merle Selsor, Clinton Fisher. :
Bottom Row: Charles Smith, Edward C2ilpt'l'1fP1', Grace Hopkins, NVilma Kny-
kendall. Grace Blackford, Harold Miller, Delphian Lee.
At the first of this school year all of us who are i11 the freshman class
4-ould he easily picked out by our actions. Many of us stood around looking
- at each other's clothes Hllfl wondering when our time would come to be put L:
under the shower. Nearly all of the boys were put u11der from two to at
dozen times and all who got off at. one were eonsidered lueky.
' When we were asked what subjects we wished to take with the ext-eption Tl'
of English and Algebra we didtnot know so were forced to allow our teachers
whim-h room to go to or at what time. so to make it more eonvenient, Mr. Maxon'
put a schedule of classes on the blackboard in front of the room and this
helped us a great deal for a few days.
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Most ot' the freshman boys entered fall training for football. Harold
Miller. Roscoe Hutson, James Foster, and Russell Engle being ehosen to help
make up the eleven.
The class at the first of the year boasted twenty-three membersg now it
has been reduced to sixteen.
Late last fall the Freshmen gave a party for the rest of the school, the
refreshment eonunittee being Wilma Kuykendall, Faye Hutchinson, and Grave
Blaekfordg the decorating committee, Grace Blaekffml, Grace Hopkins and
Wilma Kuykendallg and the entertaining eommittee Charles Smith, Gilbert
Kinzer and Delphian Lee. The gymnasium was decorated in purple Hllil gold,
the sehool eolors. Everyone said they enjoyed themselves immensely.
Quite a few boys from the freshman class came out for basketball. Coach
Nelson having quite a large squad decided to have at second team, consisting
of four Freshmen and one Sophomore, Clinton, Fisher, Harold Miller, Lyle
Frye, Russell Engle and Virlon Juvinall respectively. VVe played nine regu-
lar games and were defeated in three.
The Freshmen are now looking forward to the Sophomore year hut. it
what Mr. Maxey predicts is true, some of us are doomed to another year of
Freshmen are the warts on the hands of progress:
Exams are like the poor. We have them always with us.
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VUGATIIINAL HUME EUUNUMIUS GLUB
VVe, the girls of the Armstrong Vocational Home Economies Club. are
striving through this organization to form a closer connecting li11k between
our home a11d school. We feel it is our duty to train ourselves to be efficient
leaders and workers in our community.
All the girls enrolled in the Home Eeonoinie Classes of our school at thc
present time and those who have been in former years are eligible as active
members. Any high school graduate is eligible as associate member.
We olganized our club on January 14th. The following officers were
President .......................................... .,..................,, J ean Smith
Vice President ....... ..................... .i............ B e rtha Vllernigk
Secretary and Treasurer ........... .................. A daline Meitzler
Advisor ...........i....i............................................ .............. ll Irs. Nathan Dowell
Entertainment Committee .......... .................................... X 'era Jolly
Entertainment Committee ..............,,..... ,,,.,,................,,.......................... D orothy Miller
Enertainment Committee ..............................,......................................,........ Grace Hopkins
We have our meetings the first Tuesday afternoon of every month. On
February 5th, we had our first program which was as follows:
Reading "Put It Offs" ..................,.....
Pianologue t'Old Friend VVife" .....
Discussion on Fabrics .....................................
Discussion on Fashions .........................,.............,,....
Reading "The Tribulations Of Biddyl' .. ........... Mable Evans
Interlude ......i................,...........,..........,,...........ii................... ...,... . .Mrs Dowell
Song "Last Years Roses" ....,.....,,..... ............,...... T hree girls
History of Stars and Stripes ...............,,,,,, ...................... J ean Smith
YVhat Our Club Might Do ......................,........,..,. ............ B ertha VVernigk
Election of Custodian for Scrapbook ..................,....................... Dorothy Miller
Song "America" ........i.,....., . ,..,......,..,..........................................,.....................,............i.... By All
The second meeting was held on March 4th. The program was similar
to the first. It was as follows:
Song: "Wearing of The Green' '...... . ............................ By All
Lesson on Stitches .................................... ....... D orothy Miller
Monologue ............................................ ..........,.. L ena Asheraft
Prophecy of Club .............................. ......., A daline Meitzler
Demonstration of Exercises ...... ............................. 'X 'era Jolly
Reading ................................................... ,......,.......... G race Evans
Lesson on Etiquette ......................................................... ........,... X Vilma Kuykendall
Solo: "Garland of Old Fashion
ed Roses ...........
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Story ,,.,,A,.,,.,..,,..,,A,A,,....,.,..,,,,,.....,,.. ,,.A,...... N Vauneta Creighton
Seventeenth of March ...........,..,,....,. .............,......w., ll Irs. Dowell
Monologue ........vw...vw............v...............,.............., ............ O lga Beck
Song "Battle Fry of Freedom" ...,,.,...............ww.w,...,.Y...,.......,ww.......,......,,............... By All
Criticism .................A.....,...........,.......,...,.,...,.,,,.,.......,........,......................,,.....,............. Mrs. Dowell
The meeting for the month of April was an open meeting given at the
High School on April the lst. The following program was given:
Song "Club Song" ..,......,,...........................................,...............,..w...............,...,.............. By Club
Reading "She Says She Studies" .,,......,.,........................... Mary Carter
Solo: "Lonesome" ...............,.............,...... ,,... ..., .........w....,,...... ll I 1 me McGaughlin
Cross Talk .................,..i..,,.................,.,........... ,..,,... l louise Frye, Mable Evans
Vaudeville Stunt ................................. ,..................................,,,....,.. E ight Girls
Orchestra .....................,.......................... .........,... ..........,..,..,. E i ght Girls
Reading "In The Usual VVay" ,...,....e,..., .,,...,,w..,,,,.............,..,,....... T helma Miller
Impersonation of Faculty ..,,,.. .....,. .....................,....................................,,.,.....,..,,,. S i x Girls
Campfire Scene .......,..,.,............,..., Vera Jolly, -lean Smith, Adaline Meitzler
Faery Queena ............,........... .........,...,,,...,.,............. ....................,.,.......,,.....,.......... F o ur Girls
Colonial Dance ....,.wY.,,.,,.........,.............,............,.,.....,...,...,...,......,.......,....,.....,...,............. Eight 'Girls
Play. 'tThe Revolt" ..................,...... ....... , ...........,.,,...............,...........,...........,..,, E ight Girls
Song 'tSome Little Bug VVill Get You Some Day" rrrrr,rlr,e,e,,,.,,,,,,,,,,t,,,,,r,,,,,,,,
Mary Smith, Rose Miller
The program seemed to be appreciated by the audience. Although We
heard that some thought it was to be an April Fool program, we had a full
VVe are now planning a picnic to he held at Barlow Park on May the
17th. We have invited the Alvin Home Economics Club as our guests, W'e
are all looking forward to a good time.
Let's hope that this club will do more next year' and in years to come.
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Top Row: John French, Dwight Rice, Joe Booker, Bert Fisher.
Bottom Row: Wilma Kuykendall, Edna Miller, Dorthea Miller, Jean Smith '
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AN ATHLETIC REVIEW
The value of Athletics has always been questioned by some people. We
must admit that Athletics, as carried on by some schools and by some pupils
has very little value. These instances are very much in the minority. It is the
opion ofthe Writer that the good. in Athletics far outweighs the bad, and
that clean Athletics should exist and be encouraged in High School. The old
adage, Hall work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," never had more
significance and meaning than it has in this connection.
The value of Athletics was early realized by the Greeks and Romans. Of
the three assets-development of mind, development of soul, and development
of body. the latter was regarded as the most important. He who has no
physical constitution will never attain the heights in the intellec-
tual world which. otherwise would be possible. For this reason physical edu-
cation was encouraged and considered a necessary basis by the Greeks and
Romans for future progress.
Athletics in 'all distinguished High Schools of Illinois are tmder State
rules. Each athlete must attain a certain standard before they are permit-
ted to enter into Athletics. No one can participate in Athletics unless they are
doing passing work in three subjects and have not played any professional
ball, not been in school more than eight semesters, and not over twenty one
years of age.
The major sports in High School afre: football, basketball, baseball, and
track. These sports will be discussed in the order which they occur Qlggflllg
the school year. V 'i
Football being the first ,according to the season. This year football.
was in its infancy in this school. Altho we were not victorious we do not
consider our time and coaching completely lost, for it will benefit,in future
years. Many hard knocks are received in football and also
in life so we must learn to be prepared to meet them.
Each man on the football team is merely one eleventh of it,
X A this influences him in after life, for the first thing he dis-
covers when he goes out into the world is the fact that he
is one of a mighty host. Each man on the team has to work
under' a hard strain, if he can learn to do this when in
school he can work under the strain later in life which
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it takes to be successful in the world. A football player learns to make de-
cisions quickly and correctly which will be of uso to him in later life.
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Next in line ofthe High School Athletics is Basket-
ball. We had better success in basketball than in football
for the coach had more material to pick from. Our parti-
cular handicap was the ability to shoot baskets. The team
had the team-work to go thru very firm opponents. but
after they got through they seem to fail in skill to put the
ball through the loops.
- " D ft The members of the first squad were: Capt. A. G.
Maury, Frank Andrews, Bert Fisher, Vifalter Davis, Lawrence Newtson.
Charles Creighton, Glen Miller, Virlon Juvinall, and John Courtney. VVe
won seven games out of the nineteen played, including the tournaments.
For Baseball there were about sixteen candidates. I
Several of the old players from last year were back, but C ' '
some new men had to be trained to fill certain vacancies. 1 5
The main draw-back this season is lack of an able pitcher. i -
Next year this place can be filled very well, as some young amd- ff "i
prospects are looming up. , It
As Track was new there were very few out this spring. E 5
There were a few cntercd in the County meet held at Dan- L -
ville May 3. Although no one won anything it was consid-
ered a good experience. More attention may be paid to
track in future years.
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Athletics during the past year has been under the dir-
ection of Mr. Nelson tSWedej. Wllile we have met many
defeats, we have had a number of victories. We feel sure
that anyone venturing an opinion for ans unbiased point of
be 5 -P view would consider-our Athletic season a decided suc-
cess. In spite of the fact that Coach Nelson refused to let our girls accom'
pany us on Athletic tours, We, the Athletes of Armstrong High School. are
grateful to him for his patience and interest in us.
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By Rorfzella Millfr
One day there was a great commotion in the city of EVANS-ville. .5
famine was sweeping the land. "Oh! what shall I do." wailed the MIL-
LER, "there is not enough fiour to go around." At this point a JOLLY
FISHER made his appearance. "MAE I assist you?" You seem to be
The king, a FRANK handsome fellow said, as he ran his hand into his
JEANS and drew forth a dollar WILLIAM, "Money is worth nothing, I
wouTd give half my kingdom to save my country from famine." "If I
saved your country would you give me your daughter?" the FISHER-man
asked. "Gladly," exclaimed the King. So the FISHER-man set out in his
ASH-CRAFT with only a few other men. In the meantime the gold-SMITH
was preparing a wedding ring. As the ASH-CRAFT neared the other
bank, the FISHER prepared to alight. He BECK-oned his men near, say-
ing. "We must save the king's country and win the king's daughter." So
saying he stepped from the boat. The JOLLY FISHER prepared his nets
and called, "C AST-OR we lose the king's ransomf' They cast the nets ine
to the water ANDREW forth thousands of fish. Dumping their fish into
the ASH-CRAFT they sailed back toward EVANS-ville.
When the people saw the MACK-eral how much shouting and LAUGH-
LIN there was. The MILLER whistled a tune as he prepared his flour for
bread, for there was plenty of bread with the iish. The king's FRANK
handsome face shone with joy as he saw the men CREIGHTON the fish up
the bank. "My ransom," the FISHER shouted. "Oh. yes," said ,the
king, so saying he BECK-oned his daughter. The FISHER was VERA
tired, but he hastened his step as she approached, fair as a ROSE, AN-
DREW her into his arms.
"We will FRYE the fish and have a feast while the gold SMITH fin-
ishes the wedding ring," exclamed the happy FISHER.
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THE UNE HUNDRED IJULLAH BILL
By Louise Frye
Well, it was gone. They had searched the house from garret to cellar.
The family sat down and gazed at each other in despair. For a year they
had longed for a radio. The profits from the little farm had not been suf-
ficient to feed, clothe and educate the four hearty, growing youngsters and
leave much money for luxuries.
At last their wishes were about to be fulfilled. Good Uncle John, who
had nconey, but no family of his own, generously gave them a hundred dol-
lar bill to be used for the benefit of the family. What better Way to spend
it than to buy the longed for radio? Mother thanked Uncle John with
tears in her eyes, and went to put away the money, and father promised to
see Mr. Smith on his next trip to town about installing the radio.
Arrangements had all been completed and Mr. Smith had telephoned
that he would be out the next day to put it in.
Mother went to her own private box to see if the precious money was
safe, but it was not there. Where could it be? She could not think.
Surely she put it there as she always did everything else' of which she
wished to take special care. '
It was not in the box. neither could it be found anywhere in the house.
So father had to notify Mr. Smith that they could not take the radio.
Spring passed, a busy summer followed and all were happy except
when thoughts of their great disappointment came.
The leaves were falling when, one day Willie, the youngest, asked
mother if he might climb up in the apple tree and get the robin's nest
which he had watched all summeer from his, bed room window unstairs
but which mother said he must not disturb until the little birds were gone.
Carefully he carried it down, and ran to show mother how nicely it
was made. "See how soft and downy it is lined," he said. Mother looked
and her eyes opened wide with wonder, there under the feathers was the
precious bill. All at once mother remembered, the day she went to put
the bill away, the telephone rang and she hurriedly laid the money down
and had not put it in the box at all. Mrs. Robin, who was busily buildin
her nest outside the open window, had used it to make her little home cozy.
lt not only made a cozy home 'for the robin but a happy home for the
family for they certainly enjoyed the radio during the long eveningsthat
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One morning when I arrived at the school rather early, I heard coming
from the gymnasium strains of music, sung in a clear tenor tone of unusual
sweetness and purity. As I made a greater effort to hear I caught every
once in a while the words "Swinging down the Lane." In surprise I
thought, "What! Daddy Ridge singing popular music?" for I only knew of
one "Swinging Down the Lane."
Deciding to investigate I went to the gym and asked Daddy to sing
again for me the song he had just been singing. Imagine my delight
when I heard a song with quaint old fashioned words all about Mary and
Johnny and Sally and Kate going out and "Swinging Down the Lane" after
school was out, sung in Daddy's inimitable best style. For who but he can
insert dramatic fif there is such a thing in musicl rests around through
the music and with a tremulo treatment, hold the high and low notes alike,
and "get away with it" ?
Daddy has still another accomplishment. If ever you see him draw
from his pocket a small wooden block with a smaller iron "contraption" at-
tached to it by literally miles of white wrappingicord, just settle back in
your chair and prepare for a treat. As soon as he cord is ceremoniously
removed, Daddy will tell you that he hasn't practiced for some time and so
won't be able to render the pieces in a manner up to his usual standard.
Then taking his Jews Harp, the one he has carried since he was a boy, he
will proceed to demonstrate in such a manner with first "Sweet Evelina",
and finally "Turkey in the Straw", that we suspicion him of having prac-
ticed just last night.
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When asked to play some more Daddy will say, "No, children-for he
always calls us children-I've got to go up town for Mrs. Dowell", or some
other member of the faculty. Soon then we will see him slowly walking up
town, hands clasped behind his back, and smoking his pipe.
uEight years ago, when our High School was first built there arose a
.eed for someone to tend fires and sweep and clean the building. For thia
need for some one to tend fires and sweep and clean the building. For
this purpose our first High School Board hired Daddy Ridge. He has
been here in that capacity ever since. He has become such a permanent
feature that we feel as if we can truly say, with due apologies to Mr. Ten-
"Classes may come, and
Classes may go, but
Daddy stays on forever."
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2 Labor day. Vile register and have a half day of school. Our Senior
class gains two members from Penfield.
3 Every one "sizing up" the new teachers.
4 Hot. Freshies got cooled off under the showers.
5 The next time We hear the word "conflict" we are going to scream.
6 Hot Dawgie! We hold our annual Weinei' Roast.
9 Drill practice in Typewriting class to music. Thel says she can't tell
whether the time of the music is sharps or flats.
10 Peeled tomatoes in cooking class.
11 Students discover Mr. Maxey has a brown spot in one eye.
12 School dismissed for Mr. Jolly 's funeral. Teachers and Seniors attend
in a body.
13 Friday the thirteenth. Unlucky?
16 Wonder why some people are always so sleepy on Monday?
17 Every body out for football.
18 Nothing exciting doing.
19 More nothing.
20 Mr. Maxey made speech this morning. Then Mr. Laurence made one
and then they let us sing.
23 'Nother blue Monday.
24 Chose the class officers and advisors.
25 Gilbert Kinzer late.
. 26 Student council met and elected Vera. Jolly librarian.
' 27 Every one is picking up small pieces of paper around their desks-
IT bv request.
30 Monday and A. G. has his lesson. Bring on the smelling salts.
1 New teacher arrives. Little but Oh! Boy!
2 Maury 's cat visited school this morning.
3 .Down with Etty Kettl Boys cau't wait at the door forthe girls to pass
out first anymore.
4 Country Gentleman contest over. Jeffs won. The Mutts gave them a
7 Extension work by Mr. Laurence.
8 Bertha drinks the milk in cooking class.
9 Davey takes a vacation from En glish.
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10 Exams. The teachers are the only ones who do not seem to be worry-
11 They are still examining in hopes that eventually they will find
something in our heads.
14 Tell me not in mournful numberg,
2 Physics is an easy stunt.
For the guy who all month slumbers,
VVakes up to-day to find he's flunked.
: 15 Oration by Mr. Maxey, "Thou shalt not pass."
16 "Where O where is my fur coat gone?"
17 Caesar class is dismissed to come to the assembly and study their les-
18 Report Cards.
21 It is the Day after the Night before.
ll 22 Daddy Ridge sweeps the rest room.
23 Move the library--mad rush.
24 Books repaired.
- 25 Seniors get their play entitled, "Come out of the Kitchenf'
H ' 28 lst. rehearsal of Senior Play.
29 Had onions in cooking class.
Q 30 Played "Big Fourl' on the stage this noon.
31 Halloween party tonight.
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4 Olga is lonesome. Virlon went to Danville.
5 Clinton Fisher comes to school at 10 :30-Beter late than never.
' 6 Mr. Laurence and Mrs. Dowell visit the country schools.
,p 7 Teachers take another car ride.
8 More stump speeches about the coming Fair.
11 Daddy Ridge puts a fire in the furnace.
12 Extension work-Mr. Laurence.
J 13 Freshman class meeting. Lots of noise.
14 Wauneta tries Walking down the stairs on her hands.
15 Another week gone.
. Menagerie in the assembly. A. Gfs cat and Delphin Lee's dog 'among
P those present.
19 Train late. Mae loafs at the depot.
- 20 Vacation tomorrow.
I 21 Teachers convention. Absence makes the heart grow fonder?- No
- 22 Still having a vacation.
' 25 Exams. True it 's sad, but sadder still it's true.
26 Teachers are enlightened. Day after exams.
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27 VVonder if we will have turkey tomorrow?
ll 28 Thanksgiving.
29 No school. Boo! Hoo!
.5 22 days until Christmas.
4 Freshmen want a party.
5 Girls in the art class make posters
for the Fair.
6 Subscription list started for 'money for prizes for Fair.
Day by day in every way the library is growing more popular.
Our duties for the Fair are told to us for the last time we hope.
11 Juniors are making candy for the Fair.
12 More candy. Wo11der why the watched pot never boils.
Arrival of Fair exhibits. More room ahead. Don't crowd.
14 More fun, more people. more kids, more eats. Juniors sell candy and
the Seniors have a sandwich and coffee stand.
17 Olga and Rose slide down the hanisters and almost get caught.
18 Cleaned out girls cloak room this noonaby request.
19 Senior Play practice. Dress rehearsal.
20 Senior class play.
21 Mr. Maxey tells us to be real good
member us. He also warned us not to eat
and maybe Santa Claus will re-
i11 a free for all. Ku Kluxers on
Economics Club and ordered pins.
2 Leap Year. Vllatch out fellows.
3 Debate-Should the Ku Klux Klan be tolerated? No decision.
4 Ku Kluxeis still fighting. Ends up
7 Girls organized a Vocational Home
8 Mr. Laurence came to school today on a sled.
9 Who snow-balled the teachers?
10 Harriet has her hair bobbed.
11 Adaline and Kathryn have their locks clipped also.
14 Arlene and Bertha have their hair bobbed.
15 Jean says that her folks Won't let her cut her hair.
16 Riot this noon. The Senior class rings 001119.
17 Pep meeting. We practice some new yells.
18 Mr. Brown was here at the ball game.
minute book reports.
22 One more day of grace.
We have semesters this week. There is a mad rush to make up last
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23 We are all ready for 'em.
24 Questions thardj and answers tsillyj.
25 Kathyrn and Jimmy say they are going to quit school.
28 Papers back. ,Nuff said.
29 Mr. Maxey delivers curftain lecture. It seems that we are about to
start with a clean slate and he wants us to be careful how we mark it up. 'l
30 Held a mock wedding this noon. Olga was bride and Mae was the
groom. The affair was quite a success.
31 Two Senior girls were told by Mr. Maxey that they were silly, fourth 2
period this morning in the library.
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11 The Faculty is going to give a play.
12 Lincolns birthday.
13 VVilma spent all day cutting out red hearts and writing tender verses
14 Roses are red,
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21 Mr. Laurence is cross today. I guess the twins had the colic last 5
L 22 VVashington's birthday, we had a short patriotic opening exercise.
25 A Mr. Kemple made a talk the third period this morning. Every one :
surely enjoyed it. Come again Mr. Kemple.
26 Physics class play with mercury up in the lab.
27 Sleet on everything. Miss Alexander fell down. 1
23 Still slick.
29 Here wie have an extra day, on account of Leap Year, and don 't know
what to do with it. :
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3 It 's come like a lion.
4 Home Ec. Club meeting. Mr. Maxey walks in on us. Please don't do
this again Mr. Maxev without giving us some sorft of warning. It's not fair.
5 Last night Wilma had a party. This morning the schol got a bawling
out for atcnding social events during school nights,
6 Tournament tomorrow. We all want to go.
10 Several girls are wearing bright colored "head-ache" bands on their
hair. WVhy for. Mary? What for Adaline? And WHO for Dorothy?
11 Tractor course is being held in the H. S. garage now.
12 Burlesque on "Home Came Tedl' by the girls this noon. The chief
attraction being the "moo-oon in Hono-loo-loo.
13 Jean invests in a new pair of galoshes this noon.
14 Class tournament. Seniors w011. H'ray.
17 Harriett quits school and moves to Indianapolis.
18 Springis coming. We saw a robin this morning.
19 Mrs. Dowell takes the Home Ec. classes to Danville. We visit the jail
20 Winter is leaving with a final snow storm.
21 Spring's hehe according to the almanac.
24 Senior class meetinig. We try to decide on class night.
25 Mr. Bowman of Danville took pictures today of the Home Ec. Club
and the Basket Ball team.
26 Bertha falls off her chair in English class. Mr. Maxey comes up to
investigate and bawls. out Laurence Newtson.
27 Extension work. Mr. Laurence. We 'd like to know what he does on all
these tnips he takes the boys.
28 Gilbert Kinzer late again. Would an alarm clock help any Gilbert?
31 Clock stopped over week end. Mr. Maxey waited till Joe B. came
and then set it 3 minutes till nine. Joe never varies a half a minute in. the
time of his arrival.
1 Home Ec. Club has an open meeting and gives a free program. The
assembly and hall were both packed.
2 Several Junior and Sophomore boys went to Danville today to hear
iram Johnson speak.
3 Rained all day.
4 Seniors decide to publish a class paper summarizing the events of the
7 Arlene is wearing a new wrist watch. A. G., we need a wrist watch
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8 Election day. Polly Ticks fill the air.
9 Don't bother us. NVe're cramming.
11 More of the same.
14 Mae tells Miss Alexander that she Cllliss Alexanderj is not half bad.
.lust what do you mean Mae?
15 Boys practice base ball out doors.
16 Report cards. Bad! Worse! YVorst!
17 Mr. Maxey went to church this noon and listened to a couple of the
Senior girls train a bunch of youngsters for thc Easter program.
18 Arbor day program. We planted six trees. VVe hope they will grow
and in years to come be a living memorial of 1924.
21 Olga, Frank and Jean go to Rankin and get advertising for the an-
22 Seniors decide to enlarge original plans for the annual.
23 Bill and Bert come to school all dressed up to have their pictures tak-
en but the man fails to arrive.
24 Vera and Jean solicit advertising at- Armstrong this noon.
25 April showers. Arleene, one of our most popular Seniors leaves us to-
day. She is to finish High School in Urbana. VVc Wish you good luck Arleenc.
28 Juniors send out invitations to Seniors for Junior Senior Banquet.
29 Adaline brought sour milk to cooking class. Jean and Bertha were
very much disappointed so don't let that happen again. Adaline.
30 Ball game at Alvin. Boys ca.n't take the girls to the games any more.
Boo! Hoo! 1t's just too awful.
1 Only three more Weeks of school.
2 Took Penfield's scalp this afternoon at the ball game.
8 Burnt the bread in the cooking class. Mr. and Mrs. Dowell receive a
parcel post package. with three cents postage due on it.
6 Home Ec. Club met and planned picnic at Barlow Park for May 17,
excitement in the assembly the Seventh period.
8 Every one busy getting their articles for the annual.
9 All articles in today for the Annual. Hear Me?
10 The great social event of the season, the Junior-Senior banquet.
17 Home Ec. Flub goes to Barlow Park on an all day picnic.
23 It 's all over, but the shouting.
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Mr. Maxey: Now I don't want to be a crab on the subject.
James Foster: Now listen here son. J'
Miss Kapitan: 1What 's that?
Glen Miller: Confounld it!
A. G.: Well I'm a hot dog.
Russel Ingle: Ain't that the berries.
Bertha VVernick: Well girls you know what you can do if you don't like
Olga Beck: There's my old man.
Thelma Miller: Whats the matter with you?
Dwight Rice: Say you big nut. Whatdaya think I am?
John Courtney: Oh! it ain't ha'dly.
Mary Carter: That just about tickled me to death.
Frank Andrews: Oh! My Gosh'
Vera Jolly: Gee! I'm about starved to death.
Dorothea Miller: Well I don't care.
Rosezella Miller: Oh Davey!
Wilma Kuykendall: Aw, come on kid.
Mae McGlaughlin: May I speak?
Charles Creighton: I-I-I-I don't know.
Wauneta Creighton: Well it was the boss.
Mr. Lawrence: I don 't know-seeou old tight-wad.
Mr. Nelson: Loosen up a little, ye!
Mrs. Dowell: Oh Gee, don 't ask mnot!
Miss Alexander: A. G., see if you can be quiet for at least five minutes
Jean Smith: Vera, wait on me.
Louise Frye: Hot Dog!
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Freshened by the showers,
Strengthened by the sun,
'Fairer than the Lily,
The sweetest flower that grows
ls our Pink Tea Rose.
The rose has been chosen from all other flowers because of its symbol
of Love. As the rose first begins to creep from its shelter it sends out a
breath of love, and it keeps unfolding until it bursts out into a full bloomm-
a great symbol of love.
Our class resembles the rose. As Freshies we began slowly to unfurl and
to show the other classes we meant to develop into a full bloom class. To
develop properly nature alone must unfurl the bud, leaf by leaf until it be-
comesq a rose of beauty, full of the sweetest perfume. We, like the rose, know
the power of love. Love brings us friends, good and true, sending out an
appealing message to the world, asking to love and be loved in return. Love
has been our guide, love for our teachers and love for our class mates. The
rose sends its love and all it asks in return is love protection and apprecia-
tion of its beauty. The Seniors send out love and all they ask in return is love
and a square deal.
The rose is an emblem of perfection and power reigning. After gradu-
ation days are over, we must seek higher idealism. The class of 192-4 must
show the world the perfection of manhood and womanhood. "There are
races to be run, and goals to be won. There is a place for every one, our
work is to find our duty and our duty is to do our work. Our expectation
does not reach our duty in life. When we get out into the world, new duties
arise and new work is to be done. We will choose our own work and do our
duty to the very end. We will work for honors and fame, but in all our hon-
ors we must not forget that ever lasting Love which holds us in close com-
munion with each other.
The rose cannot speak, to tell its appreciation for love and aid given
it, neither can' we speak to tell our' appreciation to those loyal friends whom
we know love us, and have aided us in the struggle of life.
Some people do not realize the meaning of the rose, they see nothing
but the beauty and its richness. they do not A see love bursting forth.
Neiher can they see the desires and love, nor the beauty of soul. These peo-
ple are found every where they are blind to the meaning of life, they see
only the means of getting higher in life. Life means nothing unless one reads
deep into its meaning. and catches its messages of Love.
So in our last days of high school we proudly wear our rose, loving and
knowing the very message it breathes to us.
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We, like the rose, must bid adieu to our other friends, who have gone
through parts of our journey with us. Bid farewell hoping' to carry with us
: their message of love, and to leave i11 return our love and blessings.
Farewell! But whenever the bell chimes the hour
: That summons the students to Armtrong' class bower
VVill you think of our class that once hurried there too
And tried to be industrious my friends like you.
: Long may each room with our memories he filled
Though the sound of our laughter and voices be stilled
You may come, you may fill every place if you will
F But the scent of our class rose will hang round it still.
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Old Rose and Silver. '
. The colors we have chosen must be kept from every stain of selfishness
or wrong. We have chosen these unusual colors because we feel that we are
an unusual class, and We are stepping forward under no banner, and flaunt
no colors, but those to which We can swear our individual allegiance.
Old rose is the symbol of richness, value, depth of true culture, inspira-
F tion, and the true wisdom that is not of today alone but for all times. It is the
ancient symbol of eternal life and knowledge which endures thru-out the
ages in tones of philosophic lore, with no spot nor stain to mar or blur the
: perfection of its manifestation. All this is the old rose ta us.
Silver is the symbol 'of value, representative of ' the metallic
clink of many coins that show the price we must pay for all
2 life's gifts and the price life mulst pay back to us for what we have
to oifer at her shrine. Silver will buy nearly everything in the World, but not
quite all, There is likewise a ring of sincerety in silver coin as it is
: dropped to the floor or a table that speaks of truth and real value, beside
which a dull thud of lead or the clang of brass is a mockery and a snare. It
4 means all this to us: and after the passing years, silver threads begin to
sprinkle the locks of our hair. They speak of wisdom and attainment, and of
full life, rich with experience and achievement. and blend with the old rose on
the cheek that was once the blushing bud of some far-off Commencement Day.
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Its June 24, 1924, just ten years ago today since we graduated from
Armstrong High School, I find myself in a large theater in Venice. Italx,
where I am engaged to play the accompaniment for Miss Rosezella Miller
the great soprano soloist. Her phenomenal success being the sensation of
- the twentieth century.
. Before our performance tonight there is to be a special reel of movus
showing, who 's who and who 's going to be who in America and abroad Our
theater manager promised that it would be more sensational than the avfr
age run of movies for Mr. Lowell Creighton has perfected a movie attach
ment called 'tTalk O'Meter," which makes the characters speak in theii own
voices just as if they were on the stage.
Now the lights are off and the movies are ready to start. First come the
advertisements. They are always so tiring. The first is as usual a school ad
vertisement, but say, those requirements are unusual. I can 't see to read but
. that voice that is telling he requirements surely sounds familiar: He is sax
ing, "Fisher Business College, my course consists of stenography and tx pf
writing. No fees, My only requirements are that each pupil be able to dame
the two step and know all twenty-four verses of our College Song "It Ain t
Gonna Rain No More." Of course I know that is Bert Fisher who used to
- sit by me in Economics and talk so much. I'd know his voice anywhere
The next advertisement is on the screen, Truly that face looks famil
iar, but who could it be that I'd know in France. The talk o'meter is saying
-'tBeauty Parlor-Paris France, For the best of service and finest cosmetics
visit us here." Mme. Vera Jolly, can that be, is it my school mate Vera? Cer
tainly now I remember' her going to France and becoming proficient in tha
language. So thats what Vera is doin g. I knew she was fond of beauty md
always striving to beautify everything.
The next voice said "To maintain the very best of health fruit is neces
' sary. Try some of the California Sunkist Oranges, raised on a gigantic scale
on the very best land by Miss Thelma Miller.'l Can this be the Thelma of
I School days? Surely it is. There is her picture with one of the famous or
L anges. I remember now how Thel had always wished to live in California ko
wonder she took to raiseing oranges, she likes the peelings so well.
One more ad and everything is ready for who 's who. I am always glad
to get to the place when there is only one more ad. I donft believe I'll tw to
strain my eyes seeing it. I'll just listen. But that voice! It seems as if I should
know who that is. "If you Want your girls kept safely in school with tb
- very best of protection send them to "Rockford VVoman's College, Dean
Miss Lena Ashcraftf' So that is what Lena is doing. I knew she liked school
teaching but never dreamed she would ever become a Dean.
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Now everything is ready for NVl1o's VVho and Who 's going to be Wlirn
in America. I can hardly wait. I have been so fortunate to see the faces and
near the voices of many of my school mates that perhaps fortune has wing-
ed itself 1ny way and will show me the rest.
Whats this? "Miss Jean Smithf' I wonder if it is Jean of High
School days? Journalist for the Atlantic Monthly will publish a new book
entitled t'When the Worldfs Drifting," I am sure it is Jean whose literary
talent was expected, to send her to the top round of the ladder of fame. Yes
that voice is hers and she hasn't changed much in looks. Still as tiny as she
Miss Louise Frye, who was the best Red Cross Nurse during the war
is now being honored everywhere by everyone. She is now guest of the
president of U. S., where she is very popular. I knew Louise always wanted
to be a nurse and here's three rah's for her bravery.
But what is this? President Evans of U. S. is it, can this be Mable?
She was always strong for woman's right to hold office and now look
where she is, President! She tells us that first she was cook at the White
House for four years and here learned all the state's secrets and was
later elected unanimously as President of U. S.
Mr. William Castor, greatest telegrapher in the United States, now
operating a station at New York. I knew that Bill would some day make
good at telegraphy because it was his life's sole ambition.
But this person, who is it? I am sure I know who it is. Let me think,
yes, now I know. It's Frank Andrews. But what about him? What is it
that has made him so famous. It is the victory of the U. of I. over Yale
due to the coaching of the best coach in all the universities. It seems as
if the last time I heard of Frank he had returned from Africa, where he
had come into possession of the largest diamond in the world for which
all the sovereigns alive have bargained for and which he finally gave to a
one time Junior girl.
Now that Who's Who is over and I've found out about all my class
mates but one, I'll trust to fortune again that some day I may find out
The picture for the evening is "She Tames Them," Miss Mae Mc-
Laughlin being the leading lady. Do you suppose this can be Mae of A. H.
S? I can hardly wait until the picture starts. There it goes, is it Mae?
It is. She is now taking the place of Mary Pickford. It wouldn't surprise
me if Mae would have named this picture herself. She always wanted to
"tame the men" especially in the year of 1924.
Well the manager was right for this evening's program has been
surely sensational for me, at least. And to think that on the tenth anni-
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picture in one place again, and that place Italy.
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We the class of 1924 of the Armstrong Township High School having
come to our last hours, in our right mind and in peace with a.ll the world, .1
do hereby give, bequeath and devise all our worldly goods and possessions
to the following beneficiaries to wit
To the Library, we bequeath all reference books we have Worn covers
off and dog eared, in our eager search for knowledge. -
To the next year's Physics class we leave all the broken equipment
in the Physics Laboratory. -
To the Faculty we bequeath all the patience, forbearance, long-suf- ,
fering and self-sacrifice ever possessed by us. Also any startling infor-
mation they have received from our examination papers. i
To the Senior class '25, we bequeath our dignity to be disposed of as A
they see fit, all the tears shed in examinations and all wrong answers set -
down in a moment of weakness. '
To the Juniors of '25, we bequeath all our stupidity, that they may ll
become as dumb as is fitting to their station. f-
To the Sophomores of '25, we bequeath all our surplus brass and 'i
nerve for We are sure they will need it. gg
To the Freshmen of '25, we bequeath all our half-chewed "wads" of
gum that will be found in likely or unlikely places, such as chairs, on the :
banisters, and windows or wherever we had to rid ourselves of them in
our haste. '
It is always a pleasure to look upon a beautiful face, and that others 5
may not have all that plea.sure, we bequeath the mirror, to be found in
the girls cloak room, to Glenn Miller.
Some people are never so happy as when satisfying the inner-man i
in order that she might be happy, Jean Smith, bequeaths to Bertha a
bottle of milk which like the fountain of youth never runs dry. :U
To Lawrence Newtson, we bequeath an elevator to be installed in the
near future that will carry him from the English room to the Assembly, it
to save the wearing out of his shoe leather, when Miss Kapitan sends him 'I
out of class.
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The moist appropriate gift we could think of for Walter Davis is a
few spoons, left over from Alta's charavri, he will find use for them when
the engine gets too hot or in the parlor when the lights are low.
We bequeath, a pair of rubbers, judging by their size they must be-
long to Mr. Nelson, to James Downing to cherish, care for and wear for a
period of their life time.
Bill Castor does hereby bequeath to A. G. Maury, his Caesar book
with flowing "pony" language between the lines.
To Dorothea Miller, Mable Evans bequeaths' the box of powder, to be
found on the table in the girls cloak room, the quality of powder has been
too well demonstrated and needs no further comment.
To Orville Warren, we bequeath, a book of ten thousand answers and
questions, if he studies this carefully, we hope he will not occupy so much
class time arguing with the teachers.
To Joe Booher, We bequeath a bag of marbles that he might never
lack something to play with during school hours.
Vera Jolly, bequeaths to Charles .Creighton the sheet of music, "You
tell'er cause I stutterf'
To Wauneta Creighton, Mae McLauglin bequeaths, "Crakus," the
paper remover which has gained much favor in Art Class, with the under-
standing it is to be loaned to whosoever shall ask for it, regardless of
race, color or previous conditions of servitude.
To Emil Foster we bequeath some bells to wear so we may know when
he is near. V
To Mary Smith, We bequeath a barber comb, clippers, and scissors
and all necessary equipment for. bobbing bangs, that she might have
them even, if she can't have her hair bobbed.
To Adalin Meitzler, last but not least, Frank Andrews leaves a bottle
of "Lay Smooth," to use when her hair is so fluffy.
To Mary Carter, we bequeath a copy Qalmost as good as newj of the
music, "Does The Spearmint Lose Its Flavor On The Bed Post Over Nite."
To Dwight Rice, we bequeath a rattle box, for whether its a blessing
or misfortune to be rattled brained, we think that a rattle box would be
preferred to a rattled brain.
To Gilbert Kinzer, we bequeath an alarm clock, to be wound and set
every night before retiring, so he will get to school on time.
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To Clinton Fisher, we bequeath a pedometer, so he can check up on
To Grace Evans, Louise Frye leaves a sack of peppe1'mints, so that
she may use them when she becomes Hoarse.
To Edna Miller, Olga Beck bequeaths Virlon Juvinall and to Virlon
Juvinall, Lowell Creighton bequeaths Edna Miller, so they may talk dur-
ing the noon hours next year, and Will think of the many hours spent
talking this year. :
To Daddy Ridge, we bequeath a cake of Bon Ami, a pail of water and
a brush, to wash the windows in the assembly room. Also an electric suc- :
tion sweeper to pick up all the small bits of paper and notes discarded upon
the floor instead of the Waste paper basket.
Having distributd all our earthly possessions among our various :
teachers, classmates, and friends, we hereby affix our seal to the last
Signed CLASS OF '24
Attorney, LOUISE FRYE
Witness, MABLE EVANS
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For several years at the A. T. H. S. we have had an opportunity to
have a Lecture course. In the preceeding years, these have
been enjoyed by all, and everyone has looked forward to the time when
the next number would appear.
This year our lecture course perhaps has not been as good as in the
preceeding years, but it has been enjoyed nevertheless.
The first number was a lecture given at the M. E. Church. Mr. Low
a Chinese gave a lecture on "Conditions, Customs and People of China."
The lecture was instructive and educational and was appreciated by all
who were present.
The second number-a magician, was fairly entertaining. The Third
number "A musical number" given by the "Festival Entertainers," proved
to be the most enjoyable of the three. They entertained ufs by giving
readings, vocal solos, violin solos, and dialogues.
At this school, in a way of educational and entertaining line, the girls
under the supervision of Mrs. Dowell have organized a Home Ee. Club.
We have had several programs and meetings as a club, but had never
attempted to give a program for the public. On April 1, the girls of this
club gave an open meeting for all those who were interested and who
wished to attend. The Club gave just an entertaining program which
consisted of musical numbers, dialogues, and heaps of fun. As far as the
Home Ec Club has heard, the program was enjoyed by all and some have
stated it was the best program that has been given at the H. S. for some
TheiSeniors, as has been their custom, gave their Play entitled "Come
out of the Kitchen" Dec. 20, 1923. The Seniors spent several Weeks in
preparation and were Well rewarded by the large number of people who
On Feb. 10 occurred the Faculty Play. Who ever heard of a Faculty
giving a play? Well, A. H. S. has advanced that far. Their play was
called "And Home Came Ted." Of course the pupils enjoyed seeing the
teachers perform and as to reports so did everyone else.
In behalf of the Junior class the young people of Collison gave the
Play entitled "Anne what's her name" at this school April 25. The Juniors
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appreciated the presence of those who were there. The funds went for
the expenses of the Junior and Senior banquet.
During the coming year we hope the plays will be as successful as
they were this year.
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. . Not until the year of 1923 did the parents of this neighborhood have
an opportunity to see the works and duties of their children.
The Armstrong Board of Education was very fortunate in the year
of 1922 to find a teacher QMr. Lawrencel, who we might say started our
Community Fair. In the year of 1922 a day was set aside for our firlst
Community Fair. The day was considered a success, as many attended and
all of whom were well pleased with the exhibits.
Our busiest and most successful days came in' the following year,
December the 12th and 13th. Our teacher QMr. Lawrencel, started adver-
tising the Fair in October. He asked the pupils of the A. T. H. S. to help
make this Fair a success.
And so the days came.
A glorious sun hung high.
The people of the village,
Came in with their supply.
The teachers and the pupils,
With their duties to perform,
Worked until night did fall
And then until that morn.
That morning the doors were ,opened at seven o'clock. Mr. Law-
rence was superintendent of this Fair. Mr. Maxey superintendent of 'school
exhibits. Mrs. Dowell superintendent of cooking and sewing. Mr. J. W.
Creighton superintendent of farm departntent. Mr. W. K. Johnson super-
intendent of fruit and vegetables. Mr. Elmer Rickark superintendent of
poultry. Mr. J. C. Waldon, superintendent of hogs. Mr. Nelson, superin-
tendent of athletics. Mr. F. Beck, superintendent of horse shoe games.
Mrs. Charles Creighton, superintendent of bean bag throwing.
The main program was on Friday. In the morning the entries were
judged, and in the afternoon a program was given. Very much excitement
was shown during the athcletic games. Fwo were chosen from each rural
school to enter the-se games. The Home Bur eau held an open
meeting in the study hall from one to four o'clock. The subject was "How
to judge Good Cooking and Good Sewing," which was discussed by the
members of the Home Bureau and the lady judges. Miss Hall of Danville
gave a talk on how to care for babies and small children.
The evening program commenced at seven-thirty o'clock, with the
opening talk by Mr. Maxey. A number was given by each rural school.
Movies were given by C. S. Love on farming. The schools that entered the
contests were, Collison, No. 7, No. 10, Knights Branch. Foster Arm-
strong, Ellis Vanatta, and Pilot.
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exhibits and games of that day.
Juniors sold candy in order to raise money to banquet the Seniors of
1924. The Seniors of the A. T. H. S. sold sandwiches and coffee.
Prizes were given for various exhibits.
ll Irene Smith received greatest number of points for needle work, rn the
lf adult class and received a 4 lb. pail of coffee. '
" Mrs. Rickard received greatest number points for foods in adults
E class and received an oven thermometer.
Bertha Wernigk received greatest number of points for needle work rn
-h junior class, for which she received an appliqued apron.
Lavanna Rice received greatest number of points for foods in junior
class and was rewarded with a painted recipe box.
- Mrs. Glenn Davis received greatest number of points for needle work
I' and food in adult class and received a set of glass mixing bowls.
3 Lavanna Rice received greatest number of points for food and needle
work in junior class for which she received an aluminum double boiler
A Miss Kemp received the Swans Down Cake Baking Set for having
IT best Angel Food Cake.
ll Mrs. Pamela Kiser won second prize for Angel Food Cake.
We feel that the Fair was a success judging from the number who
attended, as our door keepers, recorded 1,000 being present. We hope
that these Fairs will be continued in the following schooll years with the
A success as of 1923.
: THE COMMUNITY FISH FRY
The Community Fish Fry Friday March 14, 1924 was a big success
L because it was free, the cost being made up by donations, there was a
" large crowd present. An enjoyable program was given consisting of Songs
Musical Readings, Vocal Solos and a Lecture on Community Welfare by
Mr. Lee. Coach Nelson intended to present the basket ball boys with their
E letters but they didn't arrive, so he gave a short talk telling the good
points of athletics and the good'and bad points of his players.
Rev. Gross of the Methodist Church at Armstrong led the crowd rn
2 and after that the people wene served with a fish supper.
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1.When the weather gets hot
And the water gets right
And the birds chirp around l
With fun and delight
Then it's spring.
2. When the flowers bloom
And the trees leaf out
And the Woods are smiling
And calling us out
Then it's spring.
3. When it's hard to study
And it's Oh! so dreary
And we think and think
And we get so weary
Then it's spring.
4. When the streams are full of fish
Full of perch, bass, and trout
And you always have to study
There isn't any way out
Then it's spring.
5. When you'd like to take a basket i
Full of pie and cake
And you'd fish and fish Q,
Till your back would ache U
Then it's spring.
6. Just as soon as it gets warm
And as soon as spring has come
Off comes our shoes and stockings
Gee! don't We have fun
Then it's spring.
7. Just a pair of overalls
And a big straw lid
To sneak away from school
And just be a kid
Then it's spring.
8. When you feel lazy and tired
And you hear the birds and the woods call I
You've got the SPRING FEVER sure enough
And you don't want to study at all 1'
For it's spring. -
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1. First it was wigs, and now its bobbed hair,
I want mine bobbed and I don't care,
ll Some say I'd look good, some say unbecoming,
I couldn't look woiise, perhaps I'd look stunning.
2. Short hair feels so good and cool,
Just give it a brush here and there
And when you are almost late for school
I'm mighty glad I've got bobbed hair.
Mrs. Dowell Qin etiquette classibz "What is wrong with this-"He
drank his toast in silence."
Bertha: "Nothing Ma'am only he should have eaten it."
Mr. Maxey "What makes the leaves turn red in fall
Grace Hopkins "They are blushing to think how green they have
E' been all summer."
Miss Alexander "How long does the National Convention last
E Lawrence Newtson "A month.
Miss Alexander "Oh! Not that long.
L Davey "Six weeks.
Miss Kapitan lin Englishl: "Did the poor queen get rattled when
Fl they sentenced her to death?"
Cha1'les Booher "Yes, indeed. She lost her head."
Miss Alexander fin Historyhz "What happened to Jackson's support-
Davey fnot understanding questionl "They wouldn't hold." i
Mrs. Dowell "Give me the definition of a good jelly."
Mae McGlaughlin "It should stand up and quiver."
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v W NIGHT HORSES
Q Mr. Nelson, waking up in the night, saw an apparition at the foot
of his bed. He reached out for a gun and perforated the ghost with' a 1
bullet. In the morning he discovered that he had made a target of his
own shirt. "What did you do then ?" inquired Mr. Lawrence, to whom A
' he told the story. "I knelt down and thanked the Lord that I hadn't been T
inside it," said Mr. Nelson. I
Q Dear Doctor -A
My pet billy goat is seriously ill from eating a complete leather bound
set of Shakespeare.
F Am sending a "Literary Digest" by return mail.
IS THERE A CRANK IN YOUR HOUSE?
When the clock struck 12 the other night, father came to the head of :
the stairs and in a rather loud tone of voice said, "young man, is your -
self-starter out of order tonight?" "It doesn't matter," retorted the
young man, "as long as there is a crank in the house." 2
Freshie Cvisiting hospitalj : "How is Sam today ?" ,
Nurse "Why, he is convalescing now." 3 .1
Freshie "Well, I'll just wait here until he is through." I I
. . GYM BRIGHTNESS
Gym Teachers to girls "Lots of girls use dumbbells to get color in
Bright one "And lots of girls use color in their cheeks to get dumb-
' bells." f'
H. BACKFIRE R, ,
' "It is a wonder you're such a sissy," declared the bad boy. Your pa :
and ma were married by the Justice of the Peacef' '
Well," retorted independent Mary, "from the noise I ,hear coming I
E from your house your pa and ma must have been married by the secretary S
L LIZ-OTE - ,
S Two students on a train were telling about their abilities to see and
hear. The one says "Do you see that barn over there on the horizon ?" in
"Can you see that fly walking around on the roof of the barn '?"
"No, but I can hear the shingles creak when he steps over them."
: Mr.. Beck "The lights in this house go out at ten o'clock." A -4
Virlon "That suits me all right." I
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Gastonf pouring watery milk in coffeel "Pierre, where you get this -
Pierre "These milk she comes from my cow." e
Gaston "Well, you had better get one tarpaulin for these cow. She
" leaks." , 5
A Goon SENSE OF HEARING '
Father: "Son, did you ever hear a cat cry ?" '
Son "No, dad, but I heard a moth ball."
E A CALANDER NEEDED E
A gentleman, waiting for a train which was late, looked at
his Watch and said to a porter "How long is the train overdue '?"
: Nate Dowell "A watch ain't any good sirg you want a calanderf' -
A SAVING STYLE
: She was trying to reason with the poor boob on the day the monthly g
bills came in. E
"You see, I simply had to have all these new things. Everything's
3 Egyptian now that they have dug up Tutankhamen, and-" J
' "Yeah ?" growled the brute. "Well, all I gotta say is, I hope they dig "
up Adam next-that's all I gotta say."
:li HIS GIRL'S A DUMDORA I
Dwight "Does your sweet mamma know anything about automo-
: "I should say not. She asked me last night if I cooled the engine by V-
stripping the gears. ir
BUT SOME DON'T AT CROSSINGS in
"Stop, look, listen!"
The reflective man stopped to read the railway warning.
"Those three wo1'ds illustrate the Whole scheme of life," he said.
"You see a pretty girly you stop, you lookg after you are married you
I EVERYBODY'S DOING IT
Several traveling men in a Chicago hotel were one day boasting of
i thed business done by their respective firms, when one of the drummers I
"No house in the country, I am proud to say, has more men and Wo-
, men pushing its line of goods than mine."
"What do you sell ?" he was asked.
"Baby carriages," said the drummer as he fled from the room.
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i A PERFECTLY NATURAL IDEA
- Nelson: "Barber, have you ever shaved a crazy man?" :
Moffett "No, but climb in the chair-Illl do my best."
- "Mom," said little Bobby, bursting into the house all out of breath, -I
"there's going to be the devil to pay down at the grocer's. His wife has
got a baby girl, and he's had a "BoyvWanted', sign in the Window for a'
Katherine Moffett "Some of the things said over the wires," said
the girl at the long-distance board, to the lineman making repairs, "are 4-
not fit for me to hear."
"AW, gwan," replied the lineman, "you can't expect to work around
electricity and not get shocked." 2
' ' OVERDOSE '
J A sad-looking woman of mature years appeared on the street pushing :
a baby carriage, in which was a fine, healthy infant, howling lustily. A
i haven't any children. Whose is it ?"
"You're Wrong, my dear," replied the sad-faced one. This is my hus-
I band. He went too far with the gland cure."
li Old Negro Mammy: "Ise wants a ticket foh Florence."
Ticket Agent fafter ten minutes of weary thumbling over railway 3
ff guides! : "Where the devil is Florence Y" V-
Old Negro Mammy "Settin' over dar on de dench."
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i Pullman Porter to Traveler: "Do you wish to sleep head first or feet
'-2 "If the price is the same, I'd just as soon sleep all over at once." 3
LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE
Edna M.: "While you are asking papa for my hand I'll play something '
lively on the piano."
Lowell C.: "Pd rather you wouldn't dearest. You know some people
Mr. Moffett fbarberj: "Good morning Sir. I haven't seen your face
for a long time."
Orville W.: "That's funny. I left most of it on your razor the last
time I was here.
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"Why, Mrs. Lufkinsl" she ejaculated. "What a darling baby! But you ..,
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inner tubes are all O. K. and thank the Lord, they stay that way, your
spark plugs never miss and fuss, your motor never makes us cuss. Your
frame is good for many a mileg your body never changes style. Your 2
wants are-few and easy met. You've something on the auto yet. 1
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Co-ed-"Your new overcoat is rather loud."
Frosh-"It's all right when I put on a muffler."
A BAD HOUSEKEEPER
Jean: "In Turkey a woman doesn't know her husband until after she
has married him." '
Mrs. Dowell: "Why mention Turkey especially '?"
MORE OF THE SAME 1
Mr. Lawrence Chanding his wife a S10 checkl "There, Frances, is 3510, 'L
and it has cost me no little labor to get it for you. I think I deserve a little
Mrs. Lawrence: "Applause! Why Albert, you deserve an encore!"
YOU SAID IT
WHICH IS WORSE I
The keeness of Seniors when they're keen, '
or the greenness of Freshies when they're green, -
or the meanness of Teachers when they're mean. A
Are late hours good for one? L
No, but they are good for two.
Country-"Think about our forest preserves!"
City-"How about our traffic jam?"
"Is this town 1ealthy?"
"I should say so. When I came here I hadn't the strength to utter a
word. I had scarcely a hair on my head. I couldn't walk across the
room, and had to be lifted from my bed."
"You give me hope. How long have you been here?"
"I was born here.
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If you think these jokes are old
And should be put on the shelf,
Just loosen up, you critic,
And hand some in yourself.
"He who laughs last has to have the joke explained."
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Laugh and grow fat.
Giggling girls and cackling hens come to a bad end.
Laugh and the world laughs with youg cay and you cay alone.
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FRANK C. SEIDEL
EMBALMING - FUNERAL DIRECTOR
PI-IoIxI E I STORE
A SQUARE DEAL
DAY AND NIGHT AMBULANCE SERVICE
THE FARMERS STATE BANK
ARMSTRONG -:- ILLINOIS
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D. EI GOODWIN E
AI E. SUTHERLAND
BUYER AND SELLER OF ALL
ARMSTRONG - ILLINOIS
FOR A SQUARE DEAL
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EMPLoY CHI OPRAC c AS FIRST
RATHER THAN A LAST RESORT
CH I ROPRATIC
OTOMAC MoN. wED. A D FRI FROM IoTo I2
ossv LLE: TuEs. THURS D s T A. M. AND
- EVERY EVENING
P. E. RIEGLE
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up to this time has been in the
fundamentals. You should now
be interested in things practi-
Danville, Ill., trains young men
and women to do the practical
duties of business. ASK FOR
OUR FREE CATALOG.
H. M. JONES, Principal
POTOMAC NATIONAL BANK I
2 POTOMAC, ILLINOIS
COME IN AND SEE US
:I SERVICE IS ouR
ALBERT RICE. PFES.
JANET RICE sMITH, CAME
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k W- H- GOODWINE ALEXANDER at YOUNG
' THE FORD MAN
- Headquarters for
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- Meat delivered at Armstrong on ll:
TIRES - AUTO ACCESSORIES Saturdays
FISK AND GOODYEAR TIRES AUTO ACCESSORIES POTOMAC AND VESTA BATTERIES
: POTOMAC TIRE SERVICE E
2 STATION :
ALVA MONTGOMERY, MGR.
E, TIRE AND BATTERY SERVICE T
4' GASOLINE AND ou.s
-I POTOMAC, ILLINOIS
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-Fresh Home Killed Meat- :
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WE SPECIALIZE IN SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS
THE PICTURES IN THIS ANNUAL ARE FROM :
BOWMANS STUDIO I
IT'S NOT ENOUGH I 'T
to have a clean mind and clean , E
thoughts when you Commence Ig
to look for a new job. Your
suit or dress must be perfectly Q :
cleansed and pressed- I S M I I H S ,
Can save your old clothes until
you can buy new ones- THE FLORISTS :
ILLINOIS DRY CLEANING
149 Vermilion Street
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS I :
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RADIO OU TFITS
Wmiamin Gfnnplv nf Munir
30-32 North Vermilion Street
DANVILLE - ILLINOIS
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T. C. ALEXANDER
Successor to P. H. Leanard
SPORTING GOODS AND
Special prices to Schools and
155 North Vermilion Street
DAVILLE - ILLINOIS
WEDDING AND BIRTHDAY
CAKES baked to order
123 North Vermilion Street
DANVILLE - ILLINOIS
FOR THE OCCASION
Shoes of merit that will meet
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We carry a complete line of
Ladies' and Childrens' High
Hosiery in all Shades, Fifth Ave.
CHIFFONS, and full Fashions
KININGHAM BOOT SHOP
126 North Vermilion Street
DANVILLE - ILL.
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--HOME OF GOOD FURNITURE"
F. P. ROBEY
149 NORTH VERMILION STREET
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INVITE YOU TO COME AND
SEE US WHEN IN
J. VV. LAYTON
THE REXALL STORE
POTOMAC -:- ILLINOIS
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PHON E ARM STRONG
C. E. GRIFFIN, D. V. NI.
STATE VETERINARY c
M. F. BOSSART, M. D.
PHYSICIAN an SURGEON
OVER WESTBERY'S STORE
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LUMBER AND ALL
ARMSTRONG -:- ILLINOIS
C. J. KISSACK
RESTAU RANT AND
LONG DISTANT TRUCKING
ARMST.RONG -:- ILL.
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VVALTER N. VVOOD
GRAIN AND COAL .
DR. GEORGE HOCKMAN
EASTERN KENTUCKY COAL. OFF CAR DENTIST
57-00 OFFICE HOURS ARMSTRONG
SPRINGFIELD LUMP COAL ON FRIDAY I2 M. TO 4:30 P. M.
ARMSTRONG - ILLINOIS
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WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN SELLING MORE CARS. WHAT WE
WANT TO DO IS SELL MORE SERVICE, EVERY ONE WHO HAS PUR-
CHASED A CAR FROM US KNOWS HE WILL GET HONEST, SATISFAC-
TORY SERVICE. WHAT MORE COULD ANY ONE ASK?
REDERICK 8: UTZ
- RANKIN -
: WILLYS-KNIGHT AND OVERLAND CARS
JESSE STONE f J' 'NAMES' M-D'
2 D! I-IENNING, ILL.
DEA'-ER 'N OFFICE I-IouRs DAILY
HARDWARE, LUMBER 8: COAL I 8 TO 10 A. M.
- I EVENINGS. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND
-POTOMAC - ILLINOIS SATURDAY
I 7 -ro a P. M.
:I OFFICE CLOSED THURSDAY
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The hardest work you ever do
Is Worrying about itg
What makes an hour resemble two
Is Worrying about ity
Fhe time goes mighty slowly when
You sit and sigh, and sigh again,
And think of work ahead, and then
Keep Worrying about it.
Just buckle up and buckle in,
Quit Worrying about itg
By Work, not Worry, you will win,
Quit Worrying about itg '
A task is easy, once begun,
It has it's labor and its fun,
So grab right hold, and soon 'tis done-
Quit worrying about it!
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