Armstrong High School - Purple and Gold Yearbook (Armstrong, IL)

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Y' : L In u 'll-'-In u-65 QIUQJQU1' 31315512 6 'Il KI 1l I V k .,4. A. Fr- u n 3gm,p1,,,,,hq5n1h C9 u n n ur i ..a 3. 5 DEDICA TION - Ax a zoken ofourajjfection, we, the clan' of '24, dedicale tlzzlr 'volume of THE PURPLE AND GOLD, to our Clan' Aa'fuz'ser, M rf. Nathan Dofwell. 1 TU--N 1124 ul n n af u Q 5 CO if" 1F 'A' lf' ' l la'A E WM-. AR -'PM-V 'N 1 V4 1 1 i -D ll Il Il Il Q agurlglg gnh Q Il II - ll lk ji :I OOL BUILDING SCH P HIGH TOWNSHI RONG ST ARM EI Q l-' LJ N +- Q :I :I L IL...--1 1 M ar- 4. In u -QD igurplc anhflgnlh G5 1L-- sewage If n Il BOARD OF EDUCATION Top Row: Truman French, Clarence Griiiin, William Warren : Lower Row: J. Wesley Creighton, Arthur Bass fPres.J, Dale Goodwine, Lewis Meitzler President, ARTHUR BASS - Deak is a farmer and banker combined 1 He rides in his coach and has a good time. F CLARENCE GRIFFIN Doc is the one who, when robbers come round, T Just sits tight, till they get out of town. J ur-n ll-ill'-:-'Q 1 9 2 4 Gillnnall - -no nr n -'ll -'itry nr 1 IITIF II ll ll Q qj.lll1'PlE21X'lh0l3Uih ll 'll ll Il' m 2 fr- TRUMAN FRENCH !' Truman's a man who works like the dickens, : And every fall sells four hundred chickens. : LEWIS MEITZLER - 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 DALE GOODWINE His description is quickly told, : "Man with hair and heart of gold." 2 JOHN WESLEY CREIGHTON ul 3 Then there's to our old friend Wes. " A model farm is the cause of his happiness. :J .. ' 1 F F In rvufh Il'l1l7V!l'l'1', 1u.',ni'1lrl if lu! raw Q rr il h ii' in n u ur'-:-11:3 1 5' 2 4 C3-u u ir-ai-1'-'lir 'ii 4-.-.4-.. .Q ll 1 H H ll Q urple zmh CEUIB Q ll ll U ll In 1 as 5- t ' ' "'- ' - .ar-ffffmffi - Top Row: Albert Lawrence, Ebba Dowell, Arvid Nelson - 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 3 l-I n n u ll u Q 1524 in n -u ll t II JI: .- - 1 3 5-'F L-'ll ll 'WU ll E53 Iflurple zmh f5uliJ fl nl ll Il ll 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- munity. 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 St. Louis. MISS ALEXANDER is the smallest member of the faculty. Her I'-ill ll -ll- 11 n :wi 1924 Ca n--u n u -u lu .ml ul u u n IIT qgurpl, wh flgnlh 9 'u'uV n up p ug' 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. 'Q 7710- madf NJ QUkt!f"lUP fm- mdav, ur hop tlzgyrf mmhfd. 1 W .n n n IFHKII Q 1924 lar' nr 'eng-::ui...n ...4.--,... f-s X N V ill Il 'iIF'i-HW mln!-P13 ann Qlgnlh Q ll II ll ll IA -2-1-X . --4 rnklronmr 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 school. 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 ill u u u ll aria 1924 G ll u n ll u 'll , W-wr-t"u+-u cn -'uc-Q 1 9 2 4 Qgnign F I'-""1l u LMT purple anhgnlh flfllll 'll in , 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." ll ll ll rl B n u u n Q glgurpjg mhggulg, 9 u u u n lu 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 were followed. 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, IF ll u u -ul-31:0 1924 G n n n ll- n 'T Ti.. B II Il H U Q Qlpurple zmh CEUID Q -9' N H H In 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 government. 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- field, Massachusetts. 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 hand. 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- tem. 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 IL-ll lIlll ll IF'-Q 1 9 2 4 Q'Fll"A'7:Jll g If 1 IF II 'F ,...1-e.a..x..... .i ll n ll n i u Q purple zmhqgulh C9 n u ll n 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. pl "flI'1'll u :ui 1924 Ca n u n ll um ll ll' ' 19' ll 1' Q illnrplc zmh Gjulh Q ll ll ll ll -1 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- Writer." 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 ll' n n :Il II If--Q 1 9 2 4 G-:ur-an n ll ll E Q 5 H H H ll Q isufpieimnceuin Q H H H H F 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,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- Tltlr n ll'-"'lF-'-'1I"Q 1 92 4 Gill'-4-II u --u- nj E-fuiu n u T agurpj, ,mn 45,45 VII u u u -TH 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 l' 1 u,- u +I!-lr-'Q 1 9 2 4 Qin n u u IE -lil ll l ll Il Il Q is Q ll ll ll ll In 71 A3 LPM -Tm nrple ami! 055121 in V V Y 3 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 in n u All! it mrzg 1 924 Q, IVIV u i u -ul n lil UT-A :ini-n n Q igurpl, emi, 45,515 cfm: n n u In Schools and Coileges to serve the rural communities by fitting and train 5 ing young men for these responsibilities. a Tl iii i 5 A rorking l1or.rr mukef mnlinn hui III! prf4Qrr.r.f. min n -lll'lI l1C'D 1 9 2 4 LII Il n ll I I ,. -Jn Q .l"' l!i"ll ,I Q lpn!-P19 ang Qgglh i LH T lSF1'0"5 I " 'I I l ll E Top Row: Frzxnk Andrews, Lowell Crviglifrm. Bert Fisher, Wm. Czmstor. L. ' 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 - l. - FRANK ANDREWS WADDY ' Basket ball 2-3-4 fl Base ball 1-2-3-4 I Foot ball 3-4 : President Junior Class 3 : Secretary-Treasurer 4 Treasurer Athletic Association 4 LJ - -I - FI Il ll ll ll! HQ 1 9 2 4 Q H H ,H .4 In H H H ll Q Purple ami! USUID Q ll ' ll Many of the Vll:flll'H he doth posses 'llhat make for joy and llappingrs 5 LENA ASHCRAFT i Home Ec. Club member 4 Tho she is a modest lass, She is liked by all the class. OLGA BECK - Home Ec. Club member 4 You can just tell by her smiling face, That Beck's heart is in the right place. LOWELL CREIGHTON Football He's the berries altho shy, He's a dandy all round guy. : WILLIAM CASTOR Salutorian h ' 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. n LOUISE FRYE Ii Home Ec. Club member 4 This flapper's innocent wiles, : Are her funny jokes and smiles. BERT FISHER Basket ball 2-3-4 Base ball 4. Student council 3-4 : A boy so good and kind, The best you could ever find. E 'T'-ll'T1I"fll n ll"Q 1924 Gel, ,,,d,:5, ll H ASHY BECK CAI' BILL PUNCH IBRIDGET BERT ll- H rl JJ U U U H Q Purple :mir KEUID Q VERA JOLLY Librarian 4 Home Ec. Club member 4 Of all the flappers flapping 'round, Ne'er a better sport is to be found. THELMA MILLER President 1 Member Home Ee. Club 4 She looks so modest and shy, But Oh! the twinkle in her eye. ROSEZELLA MILLER Member Home Ee. Club 4 Ever loyal ever true, To the task she has to do. MAE MCGLAUGHLIN Member Home Ee. Club 4 Vice President 4 Of all the little vamps, She sure can wink her lamps. JEAN SMITH 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 President 4-2 u n BOB THEL ROSE MAYMR JEAN IE SWEETHEART 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 u u n u n C9 1924 Q n u I right long. of Commencement dresses I: ll H In ll li In Tilfltll ll ll Q purple mm bulb 9 15-5115 Il' ' HW .L 9. l W i ci. s f 1sToRY "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 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 fall. 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. Il n-wr u at up-Q 1924 u 1. :ilu-lil lu u n ui , ll Q jigurplgmhgnlh Q n no n u dl 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 90. 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 I n 3l' ll' L-'CAD 1924 G-n sir -ir-Turin WI dl n u n n Q lgurplnanhqgnlg, Q u u n an li ourselves ready for any test that may be put to us, if we live up to our motto - "Be Good, Do good, Make good." FRANK ANIJREWS LENA ASHCRAFT - 'll 3 9k :IF rl 3 X - - E T "UTI ll L'll'Q 1 9 2 4 6'1Il1Il -n IlT'lllm GHAHAIJTER 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 William Castor Good natured 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 SKETBH 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 Spaghetti 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 AAL - -. nl il- ll ll ll Q 33111-P12 anh Qgulh 9 ll H ' Il Il IL GLASS PIJEM 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." VERA JOLLY MAE MQGLAUGHLIN rl :ll ll ll ll 117-6 1 9 2 4 Q-'H H in :JI-I I l ITI ll ll Il ll h n --n n --H79 iam-P18 anbfgnlh Tu-imc u me I 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 class activities. 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. 1 u-Q 1 32 4 Q'-152'-1: -are ur' ur'-In ' 131113312 3312: Qfsplh , an ll, H In 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 Year. 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. I-11 an .gm E-ii:-:ii-Q 1924 Q,,,n.,,:iis.-:sis ng-ga ': L Vll'iilf"'7 ' ll ' +ll Q Igurplg ugh 6515 fll' 1lf "'Il Wil . h f ir 2 P r ' W eg , 11 'iii S I P F L Top Row: Virlon Juvinal, John Courtney, Dwight Riee, Charles Booher. : Bottom Row: George Hollet, Grace Evans, Mary Carter, Edna Miller, Dallaa Sprague. 4 L: 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 Yates. f - Early in the school year, a class meeting was held and the following offi. - cers were elected: , E : W H H II 'I in 65 1 9 2 4 n n?r-'ll All ',., , Fr u n purple ,mb fgum Q u u u n -i 4. 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 .- .- L Content to follow 'where we lead' the way ll' gn an . :ai time E u E Q 1924 Q-an :ll .n :ng D ll lil ai 14 l: E: In n ll All .4-Q qgmple alih Ugulh new - X ,cy X S YCQK C 5 , 6 z z .W .... W 'i i : :I 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. E lT'+ur-+r'ur--' n wr-Q 1924 Ca an e n ur :.lI1'll ll L - to select them for us-in some eases to our sorrow. Then we did not know - 1 'l " " Q Purple m1bik5ulh Q9 'lf 'L H 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 Algebra. RUSSELL ENGLE Freshmen are the warts on the hands of progress: Exams are like the poor. We have them always with us. Q .- .- - E 5 u -:ral-?n.g-1r-Q 1924 QCII---n:1L Jug eng 'ur WI 71 4 5 -1 If 'D 7 ,., '1 ,.. L .. - - .... .-. ..4 ..4 i-4, W ,1- XM'--3 33.1 123.4 :,-:iv --2 "H-4.. :A fi 4,-. -. 4' 2,5 254 -ip iz? 'n-'L ..,- .."Z VV ' :T-E 'rf'-+: 5--n--'-F rv,. 'bg Shy :zh- ..-az ' .21 22-4 12' 4' JZ '-I 5 -5- :.." 1.47 ,Q- -Ly A727 .J 1 fS!.L ... 1 nfl :--: 37:34 -'44 -.,z ' 5 z EC L...-4 -7:1 5:1- y...,'f U-QVVP M, :e,,,, EFL' .' -4 A -4," aw -AQ -112 5.,ve ...-.1 A11 -... U14 it .-42v :cj Q-14 57:1 --,...... :isr- .LW " ,J P, , ,v - xr:-I-1 Taq "4-e -gr.. .,,g: .im N... Af: SZ? -:NT 'Y' -' -Sw? fbi-: ,.-.' -r ,,:.:IP -W-,. .. H - .. '15,-. L1'Z' H ,- Z'-Lf: ...Q -PA, u-v-' r .4 in-4' mg, 'leff 12N 1-7 2:74 ll ll ll l l Q AFI ' - urple anh f5u1h GJ ll IL IL ll LH 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 elected. 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 .........................,.............,,.... ...........Adaline Meitzler ..,......,.Graee Blackford Thelma Miller .........Dorothy Miller 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 Jokes ......,...................................,.....,,.....................,..,....................... Solo: "Garland of Old Fashion ed Roses ........... Louise Frye Rosezella Miller IT' n H an oo il ku Q 1924 lrwifitmolgilnoo n u l ul ll . ll, ' f ki ll' EQ. ll Q Purple ann ll i1,Yll,, f VIL f IL dl 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 house. 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. DOROTHEA MILLER ll .::f:11e...z1rel'ilsQ 1 9 2 4 - -an . G9 ui at .n n n WI :L CJ ,-4 ,-. --4 s-4 6 E CJ U E E 's 5 'T f-4 -- C -1 F-1 .,-4 K if f-7 v- C 4-I .-1 F- ED .-1 9' 'L -72 CJ ,-1 S-4 G' ,-'TQ Ke fx f-1 v-- U CU 'C Q Q SI o fl' Z 1 ? ,. 41 If c FY-1 Q4 c 5' ence Newtson. LEWV 1' S Frank Andrew 11-y G. M211 QC :-f as ,ST U2 'P'4 L14 'P F4 cv CQ .25 P ff C3 Lo Walte VV Ro YT! Botto :E '11 5'7- Vw :p -+ :- : v...- dv Z 4 ..... fu 'Z Z S4 -4 7 ,-- L I Z .- dv -E -rf VI' 4 II' 'E - A ,.. .- '1 -r 'f Z 41 1 -r 'C -: -. 6 2 I, p- n-1 "1 ...- Z 'Z : 4 1 3 - .., A .. M ..f H ,-. 'D Z A 6 'TG , .J -Q- f-. V v-1 ,.4 -A 4 .Z .4 -4 -.1 I 4 -4 ,-4 2 A ...4 ? 1-1 Q Q 15 'T- n-4 y-1 ,- is ..- A4 :5 5 -:- . , 9 1 ... "1 '1 4 4 z 'P -1 4 ,.4 Z L. YJ C f-N A A ...f .. . ,f 4 .-1. 'Z A Q4 ,.. ...f C -. ... -. ..- L-4 rv .S wJ : L. -4 n-4 A 4 'I u-4 uv 4 '1 A .1 HJAXUII nl Il If J: :O I ' " f " BPNQ 15m-ple mlb Guin e fe " U '?"Tl :I STUDENT GUUNBIL h - Top Row: John French, Dwight Rice, Joe Booker, Bert Fisher. ll Bottom Row: Wilma Kuykendall, Edna Miller, Dorthea Miller, Jean Smith ' -- V .I 1 I -1-Q 1924 ln ll ll V all ,. ,"' 'fl purple gmh Ggplh , I 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 21' X , v3 X w ev " K T5 P A .a-'V its-gf 9 Xyyu '-, Sfaygr' Egfr? .. .Z Q T w f v A - X ,, 6 al 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. Wl'?a-Q 1924 L1I"""'ui"'t,.zl 'lBi:n. ll 3 - - - L L. ll: 'll .f,Qjl, Q anh 9 ' ll':,v Y llnrmv- ,ll' , ' ' ll dl 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. 'FS -. PASK BALL ki ' - " 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 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. A ALL . p r 51 4 'vw ji K n T'2"5tEL5 :hug 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. I ll--41:2-Qln.4-an-4151129 1 9 3 4 Co Ilia,-,JE springs so o '-wg:-1v B I -J' " -'l Q f'IHurpleanhQ5ulh Q U U ll' ll In -Q ' II I Ls . e1ii! , T THE FISHER-MAN'S STORY 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 in trouble." 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. W n env as-u ana ll Q 1524 C9-lv 'll u- u 4 I 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 winter. A ll -I' -J H .ul G 1 9 2 4 Q iff. gf. ., Y-fl: -' f , H 'll B n cr n GD lgmple anhgnlh C9 u u n n IL DADDY HIDDE 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. P n n 'ala it 112.2311 Q 1924 G IV?---il giarun' fe ug 1 'D n-fin :JI-Q agmylzmmgugh QW an s n n an 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- . nyson, "Classes may come, and Classes may go, but Daddy stays on forever." JEAN SMITH 'f 'n ll' II n s.nlur+r:Q 1924 Q u sir r.n u n 'll 31111111 1" 7 T11 'Z 112' ,.: X ia? :Ei gf! 1 U5 51: .XX ' 71 A 1111 , 1 !11XX' 1 X F 11' I.. . , ' 1 WP lj X1 'Mg :M1 1 ' IW?-11' WT ' I 1-511 1' 1'1 1 1 -' 11' A .11w,3: 1 1,111 X 11': fu 'Sm 1111 1 1. 4'1- A ' "wp XX X , lf. M: 1,,Q'T 'f' 5 1 113' 1. gk. ' 3-0 1311 1, ' M 1 gp' '5 1 ,.1'1 XG 21111315 XV .111 be-sh:-3 1 f-1 XfX.X1 1 ' ' . 1,5 vfsfmf.. V 31" ,111 fffffg-11111 1 3511? ' ' 'NW' 1 :X XXXXXXX 1' 1X 41: . -1 1- - 11- 1 Mx ' 1 ,V ,. 1 .41 11 1 E? 1 1 1 1 - 91111 1 -..1,,fX '11' 1 " 1 1-E 1 M AUX 1 X ?le6EP1'XX51 ' '-1311111114: ' 24.311211 " if ' g?,gv1'1 1' 11,1 ' '.1171.' . Q 2, 1 . 11? 1 XL XXWX 5 F ff TU V21 111, 1 11 111 1 1 1' Uv. , ' 11 r 1 ' 11:s1r1? ' ' ' PM-1111132 , .1 . 11' Glu' . -111. 11' 1,3511-Q g 111. 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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. -1 30 Monday and A. G. has his lesson. Bring on the smelling salts. OCTOBER : 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 marshmallow roast. 7 Extension work by Mr. Laurence. 8 Bertha drinks the milk in cooking class. 9 Davey takes a vacation from En glish. I '-n Q 1 9 2 4 Q-ar:-, p.n'c-...x S ooi A c F-'II n -11 M GD murpleauhrgnlh C9 I u-'-N L 10 Exams. The teachers are the only ones who do not seem to be worry- ! mg. 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- : son. 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. 5 - NOVEMBER: 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 L 18 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 school. - 22 Still having a vacation. ' 25 Exams. True it 's sad, but sadder still it's true. 26 Teachers are enlightened. Day after exams. lilill"""'t'll"'lEl no 1, Q 1 9 2 4 Us ll ll n .1-'-'n It C9 1 23' Q purple amh fgnlh l 9 ll I-I ll In 1 1 27 VVonder if we will have turkey tomorrow? ll 28 Thanksgiving. 29 No school. Boo! Hoo! DECEMBER: .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. 7 10 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. 13 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 JANUARY 1924: and maybe Santa Claus will re- too niueh. 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 top. 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. 21 minute book reports. 22 One more day of grace. We have semesters this week. There is a mad rush to make up last 9 2 4 Llllillb ,JI EJ ul ll in n ' :Il GD qgmygswhqgnlh . F M, lf"'m 'Xu 'i 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. J FEBRUARY : " -Qcuuwi-I-r-1 axgzg r-1-'-" IS,-hym,-. 'Dm i-411 Vw-' rrgmlg ga's.e.g ffl E'EE:'G - Ltqq 5:2 .... v:...g :IE 45'-' .L Am'-f ca U' min CQ FP : so m 5 . I D.. ENE rig? v .UQ 59511: CD5 2' ' ,- O E E4 rr' - P+ los! I: I f5 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 on them. 14 Roses are red, 4 -. M :J-A-AH waoocui E+ v v -ESFLEQS 5:3--OH"o .--J QJUQ,-, 555553: Egg xgmew ...m 'o'-12"DP1 In: cagzi. we .E C-.Eg sm .wg -4 56--1 zzgdfj QE an -H 1-P ." O J, ra Qflf air! Em: EE S'-'22 rPr-I 'IT :sm 2-5 o sr HE-' :-7.. FDL :E is EQ. '4 no 5 2-I if CD CD so B o C3 ei-I 4 i 4 ': 20 Jean brings some new music to school today. 21 Mr. Laurence is cross today. I guess the twins had the colic last 5 night. 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. : .l VL n n nl' o info ':1l CD 19 2 4 i l.:-S-...JL -ia. i l 77..- :ll ll ' F-520 CD aah Q ll ' ll ' H Ib I MARCH : 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. 7 Tournament. 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 and ever'thing. 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. APRIL : 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 year. 7 Arlene is wearing a new wrist watch. A. G., we need a wrist watch too. ll' n it .4 .n in CD 19 2 4 Q. !E:illQ-' ..3v1 f ui . aa - -ni Lu ll u n :ln qgurplemhfgnlh Q I n H an 8 Election day. Polly Ticks fill the air. 9 Don't bother us. NVe're cramming. 10 Examinations. 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- nual. 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. MAY: 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. 18 Baccalaureate. 21 Exams. 22 Exams, 23 It 's all over, but the shouting. 24 Graduation. Finis EDITOR ll' u n ml il.-"ill Q 1924 IIE il- ,JI u u 'll n :zu are :sf CD qgurplgmmgngh 9 ir-S2 u : ww n T FAMILIAH SAYINGS 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 E it. 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! CHARLES SMITH P n n .I o :no 'lu Q 1924 Q--f!E'IL-A-- .n or lbiai, ,QW lu u u 'll Hsll Q qgurpleanhggnlhl ll-'f+ll GLASS FLUWEH 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. W -H111-en in ru Q 1924 Q.:1E:1r....,'Jl i 'snag n Vu' n qgurpla ,mh,g,,1h 9 ll: u -u n 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. ROSEZELLA MILLER E J Y 3 Q l n 'll i l ll' u n-1 e.n n n GD 1924 G n IL Jn u u 'll 'fu n -nr . :sn Q purple anhgnlh GJ-n e n n n il UUH GLASS UULURS 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. : XVILLIAM CASTOR Ll i 1. I L. l Il .Jr -"-u-in-Q 1924 G 'wp u ,Jn n u l li ': '!'Tll"lll'-"""ll , Q ian!-ple ann 1155113 6'll-""'flIT""ll M GLASS PHUPHEGY 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. IT . 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 Q I! teaching but never dreamed she would ever become a Dean. lil ln n n .Ja ul ann Q 1924 Gap in ig' - out q ll 3... - V -45 gf" WW'-i""""E"Q Qilurpleanhfbnlh Q 'fn wr ogre c 'L M 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 SVCI' VVHS. 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 about her. 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- in u cr .1 al. -HPQ 1 9 2 4 .g.1niiif Li.. . I I . I Il do n u :xr Q glgurple ,mh,fg,,1h Q u n u u In versary of our graduation we should all be represented either by word or picture in one place again, and that place Italy. OLGA BECK THELMA MILLER JI H SF QF Sl' at W ,I ll i l P n u .n n u 3 1924 G9 u n ,Jr n u m -1... 1176 v' Lu u in ,rf lG?,,..,..,sff qglgrplg gmfggfmgp cg lL,mg.-Jl"'E?,- 15,1 our 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 Items - 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. H' .. .. .J .. 11-6 1 Q 2 4 Q...:,a....if ...aft . .L-.ana li' Bl 'LEU l J ll ll' If f.l Y V ll I-ue. . .311 utffngii-Fag 15438-11? ??F??'!,S5P1P Q' ll...,..,,.,,ll,,,-,, lL r l 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. will 6 1 9 2 4' Q:.Il. lL-1t:IE...L.....Il: l I ll II ll -. To Clinton Fisher, we bequeath a pedometer, so he can check up on his speed. 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 legal document. Signed CLASS OF '24 Attorney, LOUISE FRYE ll IL Witness, MABLE EVANS l .- 'H ll 3 J I ll ll uint-Q l 9 2 4 Q-wir-tn u n-'ll adn Q qpurple zmhgfgulh C9 u n n n nl .n 'I r'-1 L Lu II , ll , ElL,::::aL Q9 151111112 anhjgglh 1 ,ll,,m.1.,ll' ill! In U l 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 time. 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 attended. 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 W an n .ni Fun'-'Q 1924 Q::.IFgul5:..'.lF'a"'lll u M n n u :JI Q 3gurP12anh!6ulh C9 u u---ur: an In 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. MARY SMITH If 'I x: 'lf 42 :F if dl Tl 'I Actresses will happen in the best of families. "All the w0rld's a stage." ll ar u .n :ln u 63 1924 G eu emi ...Jn :nn n 'll 'F 1 J m Il ll .Il T .I,,Wm,.,,. , , lb in 1 u u an Q qg,,,I,1H,,,h,q5,1g, 6 IL u n ll lu GUMMUNITY FAIR . . 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. .err-in-Q 19 2 4 n ll u..l-2.uL.-f.--....1l.s...,..-uI'.,r.1es".'3-1Q illiurplg qnpggglg gP'f1E.,........JCmmr..::.ll. 'll . 3 , 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. BERTHA WERNIGK : 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. A DELPHIAN LEE 11 I in -u n 11 i IL-e l Q 1924 Q-ul:-ar:-1-:':u' r ce u W l Armstrong won the two banners, for getting the most points in the :un n :Eu--Q igurpgz mg,.qg,,m 9 an u an In IT SPRING FEVER 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. 1 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. - 'I MARY SMITH ll' n u Jn- n n-63 1924 G u IL Jn u n ln L LIT n S u "l"'-jl"" f--E agmpk mmwuu, g,-uF1-...:1l ll-1 n haiku!! r- . - 2 044,-P ' 'io 5 5 VM. .Zta lr., '., .nqgunr BOBBED HAIR 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. MARY SMITH 4 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." E .. 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. THE GUILLOTINE 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- ers?" Davey fnot understanding questionl "They wouldn't hold." i 3 .. Mrs. Dowell "Give me the definition of a good jelly." Mae McGlaughlin "It should stand up and quiver." l -u zu 1 :vEr:4'D 1 9 2 4 S -- - i :V-IL. 4 ' Ella...--JL'a'.:g:-.-EU 131131113 mth Qgglh Q 4?-,JL T-.- iltii--ml! lu 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 ,liliiii Q Dear Doctor -A My pet billy goat is seriously ill from eating a complete leather bound set of Shakespeare. Answer 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 their cheeks." Bright one "And lots of girls use color in their cheeks to get dumb- -E ' 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 of war." 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 : lKYeS.!1 T "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 ii isg 1924 un... at -'ii 2 Ql-wu gsm-Pig appqgggp ' LEAKING Gastonf pouring watery milk in coffeel "Pierre, where you get this - milk?" Pierre "These milk she comes from my cow." e Gaston "Well, you had better get one tarpaulin for these cow. She " leaks." , 5 'I A Goon SENSE OF HEARING ' 'L - 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- biles?" : "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. lKH0wl?9! W "You see a pretty girly you stop, you lookg after you are married you L listen." 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 sal "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. -. .- 5 n-. - ll E . .i - in 1: u .n ul can Q 1924 u..-:U E .. just can't keep their feet still when they hear lively music." Va u qgurph, ang, fgnlh fIIiilI 1I in Tl 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' week." i. .- "CURRENT" HUMOR 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 friend approached. 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." 3 - 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." 5 IF HE HAD A CHOICE - i Pullman Porter to Traveler: "Do you wish to sleep head first or feet first?" '-2 "If the price is the same, I'd just as soon sleep all over at once." 3 LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE L - 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 .T 1 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. H . i msn an .J n an 69 1924 Qui-an-5.15. uri. in 'ii "Why, Mrs. Lufkinsl" she ejaculated. "What a darling baby! But you .., 2 fn 2 ll ll J ll I ., A lewis n WWI :KE qgurple any fgulh 9-u -n n n lu - 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 SOFTENIN G THE SONG ri 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 applause." : Mrs. Lawrence: "Applause! Why Albert, you deserve an encore!" YOU SAID IT F-ierce lessons. L-ate hours. U-nexpected company. N-ot prepared. K-icked out. 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. lf If Country-"Think about our forest preserves!" City-"How about our traffic jam?" l OLD RESIDENT "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. , .e 'Q I 9 2 4 Q,g,,,,fw Mizz?-,.,eWM'vl,4,I ,2-,, ,,Jl m u n n :ll Q3 igurpge anhgnlh C9 n n --u an 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." VVILLIAM CASTOR :lil 4? 9? Ili: ll 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. ll 1 l 4 F - -- -in E E. 3 ,--'l W u n .n n ll Q 1924 G ll JL .n u 11 I!-1 I II Q furple anh finlh Q H Il FRANK C. SEIDEL EMBALMING - FUNERAL DIRECTOR PI-IoIxI E I STORE l9I RESIDENCE OUR MOTTO A SQUARE DEAL EFFICIENT SERVICE MODERATE PRICES DAY AND NIGHT AMBULANCE SERVICE RANKIN, ILLINOIS THE FARMERS STATE BANK ARMSTRONG -:- ILLINOIS nr II C93 1944 Qgdrf 'IP 'II II II Il II Q purple whqgnlh Cq:II'II Il II ll Ross DONALDSON DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE ARMSTRONGI ILLINOIS D. EI GOODWIN E INSURANCE AI E. SUTHERLAND BUYER AND SELLER OF ALL FARM PRODUCTS 'I I ARMSTRONG - ILLINOIS FOR A SQUARE DEAL CALL ON ANDREWS 8: WILLIAMS DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE ARMSTRONG, ILLINOIS II' Il II II Il II C9 1924 LIITHI ' II: I II MI .- EMPLoY CHI OPRAC c AS FIRST RATHER THAN A LAST RESORT THE BAKER 1 CH I ROPRATIC HEALTH OFFICES OTOMAC MoN. wED. A D FRI FROM IoTo I2 ossv LLE: TuEs. THURS D s T A. M. AND - EVERY EVENING 1 '3 P. E. RIEGLE lilumhing 8: Heating POTOMAC, ILL. I I II II II Il LQ qaln-F12 mth Qgulh C5'1l"i"'ll' II Ill-I YOUR TRAINING up to this time has been in the fundamentals. You should now be interested in things practi- cal. BROWNS BUSINESS COLLEGE Danville, Ill., trains young men and women to do the practical duties of business. ASK FOR OUR FREE CATALOG. H. M. JONES, Principal THE I POTOMAC NATIONAL BANK I 2 POTOMAC, ILLINOIS COME IN AND SEE US :I SERVICE IS ouR ALBERT RICE. PFES. IIII- 1924 POLICY JANET RICE sMITH, CAME Q JIz:B ll Il:: JI 4: k W- H- GOODWINE ALEXANDER at YOUNG ' THE FORD MAN - Headquarters for 'T GENUINE FORD sl FORDSON I , T POTOMAC, ILL. I . E u u ill-TTMIQ 3513-plganhfgulh Q n u n u lg- ' T MEAT MARKET PARTS - Meat delivered at Armstrong on ll: TIRES - AUTO ACCESSORIES Saturdays POTOMAC. ILLINOIS L FISK AND GOODYEAR TIRES AUTO ACCESSORIES POTOMAC AND VESTA BATTERIES : POTOMAC TIRE SERVICE E 2 STATION : ALVA MONTGOMERY, MGR. : EU VULCANIZING E, TIRE AND BATTERY SERVICE T 4' GASOLINE AND ou.s -I POTOMAC, ILLINOIS FLEET! E n 1924 Qgl l 1112234 lr:-III -Fresh Home Killed Meat- : TI M II II II - I' Q Qflurpk auth CEUID FII II II II ll -- Q WE SPECIALIZE IN SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS THE PICTURES IN THIS ANNUAL ARE FROM : BOWMANS STUDIO I DANVILLE, ILLINOIS :LI 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 CU. : 149 Vermilion Street DANVILLE, ILLINOIS I : l III I n n e n-u-Q 1 9 2 4 Qznlr-111:-agus-I.-uI::eT.IgLlL E l ll ll ll Q ig GRAND PIANOS PLAYER PIANOS UPRIGHT PIANOS VICTROLAS-EDISON PHONOGRAPI-IS RADIO OU TFITS Everything Musical Wmiamin Gfnnplv nf Munir 30-32 North Vermilion Street DANVILLE - ILLINOIS urple anhfgnlh E Q I' 1 I A I' H T. C. ALEXANDER Successor to P. H. Leanard SPORTING GOODS AND SUPPLIES Special prices to Schools and Colleges 155 North Vermilion Street DAVILLE - ILLINOIS WEDDING AND BIRTHDAY CAKES baked to order Phone 1304 VVINTH ERS PASTRY SHOP 123 North Vermilion Street DANVILLE - ILLINOIS PRETTY SHOES FOR THE OCCASION Shoes of merit that will meet your demands. 1-, -,.. '-in X --1-,Fr I -,X h e lll l , 3 We carry a complete line of Ladies' and Childrens' High Grade FOOTWEAR. PRICES Most Reasonable Hosiery in all Shades, Fifth Ave. CHIFFONS, and full Fashions Silks. KININGHAM BOOT SHOP 126 North Vermilion Street DANVILLE - ILL. Liilsiuhila--12:19 1 9 2 4 G n :IIHFI is QQESHQ lu II II II II Q lg In "II :II" II : BRlCKEY'S HARDWARE RANKIN, ILLINOIS --HOME OF GOOD FURNITURE" F. P. ROBEY .ilvmvlrr 149 NORTH VERMILION STREET DANVILLE, ILLINOIS urple mth GSUID Q II II II iq 'NOODBURY BOOK CO. INVITE YOU TO COME AND SEE US WHEN IN DANVI LLE J. VV. LAYTON THE REXALL STORE POTOMAC -:- ILLINOIS air-Q 1924 C0 PHON E ARM STRONG C. E. GRIFFIN, D. V. NI. G RADUATE STATE VETERINARY c M. F. BOSSART, M. D. PHYSICIAN an SURGEON OVER WESTBERY'S STORE RANKIN, ILLINOIS II II II I II 'II -FIV II 'I II Q lfiurplr zmh05nlh Q5 I' 'II SMITH BROS. LUMBER AND ALL BUILDING SUPPLIES ARMSTRONG -:- ILLINOIS C. J. KISSACK RESTAU RANT AND CONFECTIONERY LONG DISTANT TRUCKING ARMST.RONG -:- ILL. II II TD VVALTER N. VVOOD DEALERIN 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. -I 96.00 ARMSTRONG - ILLINOIS -T .. Tint-A ur EE nag, I I 63 1 9 2 'I Cl:Iu-ll-I-al: dl -:gn JUL..- 'FI I II II CD qpurplegnhfjfjnlh Q II II II II IL 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 I I ' I I I 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 I I I I""1l- H 'Il H IF'Q A 1 g 2 4 Q-II II II- Ill II QUIT WORRYING 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! MR. MAXEY i E E E 5 5 A ,. Q E z 2 e I 5 l 5 I 5 Q 1 3 5 -

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