Arsenal Technical High School - Arsenal Cannon Yearbook (Indianapolis, IN)
- Class of 1914
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Then and Now
Many, many years ago, in 1865, IV.
When from war and evil strife our
country did revive,
This Arsenal stood, a storing place
Fierce lions of war, used in past
The flag staff towered toward the sky,
And at its summit did old glory fly,
That banner which fills many hearts
That banner loved throughout our
The gates were by large cannon
These buildings strong, storage
A keeping safe, for cannon, sword and
For. bravest soldiers, who great
But now the Arsenal's history is
No more the soldiers and the can-
Instead' our thriving school now
Whose record is not equaled
throughout many lands.
Our school has now but two years
Yet it has great progress shown,
And some day we'll make Tech the
The greatest school in all the West.
And now instead of holding arms and
This Arsenal to each boy and girl
A better chance to prepare for life,
To conquer foes in war and strife.
We hope the patriotism which once
built these walls,
May never leave our rooms and
That our lives be made better far,
To wield more power than arms of
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What an Outsider Knows About
"Hurry William! bring those arti-
cles here," said Miss Shover, as she
seemingly sailed out of "21" on her
way to the office. This is one of
the peculiar sights that are to be
seen when the "Cannon" is being put
into form for the printers. Boys are
seen disappearing through the door-
ways, with extremely long sheets of
paper fluttering in the wind. Girls,
with stacks of paper piled in their
arms, run through rooms interrupting
classes. Every one takes it good na-
turedly because each knows that all
this hustle and bustle is for their
benefit. Students come straggling in-
to their classes, one by one, and
when asked for a tardy slip they
declare that Miss Shover said that
they did not need any. However the
admit is not asked for the second
time when the teacher discovers that
the pupils had spent their time on
the precious little paper. Neither do
they say, "Why do you come to class
without your lesson to-day?" For
they know that to have a good paper,
lots of time must be spent on it.
If on some Friday morning a visi-
tor would come to "Tech" he would
readily come to the conclusion that
the students were "a loud bunch."
Every one grows restless, and cries of
"Hurry up with the paper" issue from
different parts of the room. At roll-
call they grow still louder, but as soon
as the papers come, every one quiets
down until the room sounds like a bee
hive. Some child in reading a hu-
morous article snickers, and before
long the whole session room is en-
gulfed in laughter. As soon as the
bell, announcing that roll-call is end-
ed, you would hear," Say May! did
you read the things Mr. Thomas
found? l' think that powder puff is
mine, and I heard Helen say that she
lost a nail file and a small mirror
exactly like the description of those
in the paper." "Did you see the
schedule?" yelled a boy as he dove
under his desk after his books. "I'll
bet you two-bits that we'll beat Man-
ual every game, cause I know their
team isn't nearly as good as ours."
"Sure," issued from another corner
of the room, "I think that our gar-
dening is just the thing." On the
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The teachers of tech are going to
spend their summer in various ways.
Miss Atwood has a million little plans
none of which are Very definitely
worked out. One thing she's positive
of though that she'll be at her home in
La Grange, Illinois enlarging her
wardrobe and making calls. Mr.
Anderson intends to be at his home,
Anderson Indiana, on the farm. Miss
Abel has planned to attend Columbia
University if nothing interferes.
When asked where she was going
to spend her vacation Miss Bard
said mysteriously, "I'll be in Pennsyl-
vania but Iwon't tell you any more."
Miss Davis sails June 18 for France to
study French and travel. Miss McLau-
ghlin anticipates a veryenjoyable sum-
mer on a ranch in northwestern Mon-
tana. Mr. Hanna has decided to spend
one half of the summer in Chicago
University. Mr. Sanders thinks he will
probably be employed by the school.
Mr. Mills will probably spend his vaca-
tion here. Miss Frick sails in July to
be gone a year. This time will be spent
in Bonn University. Miss Jasper knows
she will not be at home and will prob-
ably study. Mr. Collins has not deter-
mined a portion of the summer, but
th'ere's one thing settled: apart of it
will be spent loafing Cas he expressed
ith in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Wedek-
ing leaves Montreal June 20 on the S.
S. Cassanra. Before going to Germany
to study, he will travel some in Eng-
land, Scotland and Holland- Miss
McCullough will spend the summer in
the lake region of Minnesota. Miss
Binninger thinks she needs to be more
enlightened, therefore she will attend
Wisconsin University. Miss Payne said
she's going to keep house in Kansas
while the others go on a vacation.
Art, metal work and jewelry are to
occupy Mr. Craig's time 'luring the
summer months. Part of his vacation
Mr. Burckholtz will be at his home in
Chicago. Mr. Mueller will probably use
his time working in a shop in the
drafting room. Mr. Stewart has made
up his mind to stay in Indianapolis
this summer. Mr. Spear said he had
been pegging away in Bradley Poly
Technic Institute at Peoria, Illinois and
Stout Institute, located at Menomonie,
Wisconsin, for some time. His efforts
are to be awarded this summer by
receiving two diplomas. Mr. Richard-
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Seemingly our English Classes are
all live wires. Miss McLaughlin's
seventh hour English I class read
Longfellow's Masque of Pandora very
well before a fine audience composed
of Mr. Mill's seventh hour English
I's and those students from 35 and 37
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To the Latin Students
Now listen, my children, and you shall
A story, l'm sure, will please your ear.
Of a wonderful spirit that hovers
That dear old beautiful Arsenal
It seems to be stirring about in the
When the girls eat their luncheon
under the trees.
We feel its presence 'most everywhere,
Flitting about now here and now
It enters the classroom, holdingfull
Conducting a class with the teacher
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The history department of Techni-
cal is surely studying. The first
term of our school found Technical
with three history classes, Miss
Binninger's two history IA classes
and Miss Shover's History I of thir-
teen pupils. This last term found
the history department with nine
classes and a total of 237 pupils.
There are two IA classes, three IIA
classes, two I classes, one II class
and one IV class.
The history IA's this term studied
the industries of the United States
dealing especially with the Fisheries,
Lumber, Fur and the domestic prob-
lem. These people make promising
pupils for the history ZA.
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Did it ever occur to you, after you
had studied one solid hour on an
algebra problem or on a geometry
proposition what arithmetic in gen-
eral was really good for. Well, this
is it. Algebra is tlre first step of
mathematics that freshmen take after
leaving the grade school. In one way
algebra is preparatory for the courses
that follow. The graphing work leads
indirectly to that kind of workin geom-
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Der June ist gekommen
Spring fever shlagt aus
Da bleibt wer der chance hat
For a good time zu haus.
You see the fish wander
In wasser so blau
Und wish you could be there
Gleichzeitigs, right now.
Sie ist eine lehrerin, Fraulein Frick
If you your lessons nicht hast
She is sure to kick
But when dein lesson ist bereit
Why then alles ist all right.
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VVork in the Art Room
The work done in the art rooms for
the last semester has been Very inter-
esting and has been cleverly handled.
Some of the classes put the work they
did to very practical useg for instance
the costume designing classes. At the
first of the term they took up the
study of stripes and plaids, and de-
signed such' textiles themselves. This
work was to enable them to recognize
good designs in materials. After that
came the tuck and hem problem which
was on the same order as the other
only carried out farther. Then came
the question of what the tall and slen-
der girl should wear. They drew fig-
ures to enable them to discriminate be-
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The Army History of the Arsenal
The history of our Arsenal is very
interesting. This enterprise of es-
tablishing the Arsenal was headed by
Governor Morton. Just before the
Civil War, by an act of the United
States Congress, the Arsenal was es-
tablished in Indianapolis. The site
was selected by General Buckingham.
Seven buildings were erected in 1873.
The Arsenal and all the buildings re-
main as the government built them.
The magazine was used to store
powder in. In the central easTe1Tn part
of the Arsenal are the stables. With-
in a stone's throw from the stables
stands the barracks. There were
three of these houses planned, al-
though only one was built and used
as quarters for the men. Our main
school building was originally used
as a storage for rifles and cartridges.
The small building with the two
porches, between the school building
and the barracks, was used as an
oflice. The shops were used to store
artillery, and for machines used to
cut out knap sacks and tin cups for
use during the Spanish-American
War. Altogether the Arsenal was a
very formidable looking affair. It
was built as a first class Arsenal cost-
ing about a half million dollars.
Later the Arsenal was reduced to a
third class Arsenal.
Many fine ofhcers have served and
commanded at the Arsenal. Capt.
Sturm, who was promoted to a Lieut.
Colonel in 1862, was the Hrst com-
mandant. Since then the changes
were frequent and hard to keep track
of. In 1899 the last change of com-
mandants was made, and General
Shaler was put in command. General
Shaler was in command of the Arse-
nal when it Was closed and evacuated.
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Within our city's boundries there is 21
place well known
Which is likened to a robin's nest
after the mates have flown,
And the sparrows seeing the empty
place have seized it for their
And this place is the Arsenal o'er
which a change has come.
No more the soldier stalwart who
guarded gates shut tight
No more the sunset cannon which
welcomed in the night,
No more the countless firearms held
firm with lock and key, ,
No more the dreary barracks where
soldiers used to be.
The Arsenal abandoned was left here
But, as you know, these modern
times installed the schools today,
And we will do our country a greater
Than Arsenals and soldiers or fire-
arms ever would.
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Campus at Noon Hour
Tech has never had the lunch room
facilities of which both Shortridge
and Manual can boast, but so far, Mr.
Jay has succeeded very well in cater-
ing to the wants of our appetites.
However, we have a privilege which
neither of the other high schools has,
one which makes up, in a way, for
our small lunch room, and one which
we all thoroughly enjoyg that of
lunching on the grounds.
Immediately after the ringing of
the second bell at 11:25. there is one
grand rush for the lunch room. Af-
ter purchasing their lunches, the pu-
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The Arsenal Cannon
Publisbed bi-weekly by the'Pupils of Tech-
nical High School, Indianapolis,
Five cents per copy- .
Twenty-live cents for eight issues.
Lois Stone ----.----.-,, ,,,,. E ditor-in-Chief
F1-ancig Wilson --,,,,,,... ..... F iI'Sl'. ASSlSl58nt
Bertha Gelman ..... .... S econd Assistant
Bertha Ruby .,,.. ....... M anaging Editor
Luella. Aggar, Alice Avery, Max Baker.
Ruth Brown, Lucile Carson, Henry Cochrane,
Fay Douglas, William Ervin, Newell. Hall,
Robert Hamlin, Aired Hanner, Louis Heitkam,
Agnes Henderson, Martha Holland, Lehman
Holliday, Bernice Jones, Mary Jordan, Julia
McClelland, Maisie McGowan, Wayne McMeans,
Marguerite Mahoney, Ned Nichols, Zelma
Owen, Ivan Raines, Maurice Ryan, Wallace
West, Josephine Wooling. .
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To Our Subscribers
Perhaps you will be interested in
knowing that we have received 305
subscriptions for "The Arsenal Can-
non." With the funds from these sub-
scriptions, and from the sale of ex-
tras, we have met all the running ex-
penses of the paper, and have not
been forced to depend upon the sale
of a single advertisement.
Your support has been balanced by
that of the members of the staH.
These students, coming from each of
the four classes whfich have, thus far,
entered Tech, have combined all school
knowledge and interests, and there-
fore have made a genuinely represen-
tative group. They volunteered their
services, and have stayed with their
guns. fPerh'aps I should say, with
their pens and "The Cannon."j If
our paper has in any way pleased
you, it owes that pleasure to the un-
usual co-operation and conscientious
work of the staff, and to their willing-
ness to do their best regardless of
time or work.
It is with pleasure that I offer this,
the report of these eight numbers of
"The Arsenal Cannon."
ESTHER FAY SHOVER, Adviser
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From present indications the staff
will have ,an over supply of students
who will be willing to do some hard
work ofiltht-3 paper next term. In all
the English classes a census has been
talcen- of ihow many students desire to
be connected with the "Arsenal Can-
non" next term. On this list one
hundred and seventy one names have
come in. We also count on some of the
Freshmen who will enter next term.
Out of this number seventeen of the
present staff are candidates for offices
next year, and of the entire number
about twenty five will be chosen to
sit in the editorial room. From the
remaining number, reporters will be
chosen. We are sorry we cannot use
the entire number. Those students
not elected this time may qualify as
reporters and so prove their righfts to
become staff members in January.
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During the past term allof the
Tech classes have been represented
through the columns of our paper.
Many articles have come from people
who are not on th-e staff. This is
certainly pleasing. Although the
staff has written many articles, twelve
of the longer contributions of this
June Issue have been written by out-
i Rooms twenty and thirty-seven led
in the number of contributions from
session rooms. Of the staii' members'
articles, Newell Hall, Bertha Ruby,
and Lehman Holliday have written
the greatest number.
Watch the i Birdie
The people who hold sway in the
editorial room filed, like so many
geese, through Miss Atwood's room
Wednesday morning on their way out
to the campus. The march occured
during that mysterious time known
as editorial hour.
"Where can they be going? Surely,
thirty-five members of the Cannon
staff are not going to pose for a pic-
ture?" "Yes, it's so, they're going
right toward a bright, sunny spot on
the campus." So the exclamations
could be heard.
The place chosen for the posing was
under a heavily foliaged tree near the
Of course the girls had to fix up
just a tiny bit, but more protests
about looks were heard from the boys.
One insisted that he wasn't going to
have his picture taken, but soon con-
sented to the pleadings of a very
charming young lady. Another gen-
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The agriculture course last summer
comprised of Botany, "Bugology" and
Gardening. The things which were
to be emphasized in Botany were giv-
en to different members of the class
for class talks. The subject of one
talk was "Harmful Weeds in Indi-
ana." We collected weeds which we
studied carefully. In our note-books
we sketched seeds in their different
stages. One experiment I especially
remember was the test of soil. We
found what percentage of water was
held in each kind of soil. The soil
being clay, humus, silt and loam.
In "Bugology" we learned many
different birds. We also found what
insects and beetles were injurious to
plants. The collection commonly
known as the bug collection proved
interesting in its three different stag-
esg catching, killing and mounting.
As for the gardening' it was done sys-
tematically as well as other parts of
the course. The gardens were
ploughed, but the ground had to be
thoroughly pulverized before any
planting was done. The rows in each
garden all ran one way. The vegeta-
bles were plated in pleasing arrange-
ment andl not a bed of onions next to
a bed of iiowers.
Although I used at home what I
gathered, the profit proved to be more
than I expected. I had Howers. toma-
toes, lima beans, string beans. beets
and corn in mv garden. The tomatoes
and corn yielded the best. Of the high
school pupils who took the course, the
best gardens were those of Robert
I-Iainlin, who sold products amount-
ing to twelve dollars and twenty-four
cents, Paul Heath who realized ten dol-
lars and eight cents. Charlotte Milton,
ten dollars, and Ruth Rebolt nine dol-
lars and twenty-eight cents. The two
best gardens of those who were then in
the grade schools were those belonging
to Elinor Carpenter. who made five
dollars and forty-four cents, and Leo
Qamuals who made six dollars and
fourtv cents. The total amount made
was three hundred and one dollars and
seventy-two cents. The average for
the high school boys' gardens was four
fifllns and seventy-six cents. for the
high school girls, three dollars and
twentv cents. The average for those
from the grade schools was two dollars
fC0'VLt'i'VLued on page sevenj
Although Agriculture was a new
subject at Tech this year, it was
a great success. During the first of
the term, we had our work from our
text books. This was enjoyed by all
the class as it was a very interesting
subject. Some of the subjects that
we studied were fertilizing, insects,
and milk. During the time that we
studied milk, we took a trip to Polk's
Milk Plant. This proved to be very
interesting as everything was ex-
plained to us fully. After we finished
the work in our text books, we took
up some experiment Work. The base-
ment was made into an indoor gar-
den. We planted cabbage seeds in
some bins which were made on tables
down in the basement. We also plant-
ed pansy, phlox and verbenia seeds in
flower pots. One particularly inter-
esting experiment was with corn. We
took four flower pots and put saw-
dust, humus, clay and sand in the
respective pots. We then put corn
into each flower pot. This experiment
proved that corn came up first in
the saw-dust, second in the sand,
third in the humus and fourth in the
clay. As soon as this work was done,
and the weather was warm enough our
work was taken up in the garden.
Each pupil was assigned a garden
ten feet by eighty-six. We planted
this plot in lettuce, radislres, beans,
potatoes, corn, peas, and tomatoes.
We were allowed to select any
vegetables we wished. Many new and
practical things are to be learned in
this course. One of the chief reasons
for our liking this course is the
many privileges it affords over those
of the school room. Mr. Sanders
promised us we could talk and yell
as much as we wished when we got
out doors. We certainly made good
use of this privilege. We dis-
cussed every topic that would in any
way interest any one of the class.
When we were in a jolly mood, we
would discuss such silly topics as the
circusg but when we were in a more
serious one, we entertained ourselves
by talking of Latin and chiefly, Miles
Drake's future. During the first of
the Mexican trouble, our class was
very much distressed because we
thought we were going to have to
give up Paul Burns to go to Mexico
to settle the trouble, but very much to
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fContimwd from page three!
It reigns supreme in the Latin room,
Where all is supposed to be sorrow
But look at these students and then
Their happy faces a joy to seeg
For "can't" and "don't know," are
And the children grow stronger day
Inspired so much by this spirit of ours
They work on and on even after
school hours. D
While friends look upon them with
pitying grin, v
Believing these fine people "kept1n".
So dear boys and girls, in my verypoor
I'm taking this chance for the stu-
dents to say,
They are working late of their own
And working hard on a road uphill.
In spite of a late start to cover the
They are only moved by this spirit
Which now broadcast has gained such
That over our city bears the name
of Tech spirit.
Long may it live.
They have labored long and have
Such work as this will bring its re-
Then here's to Tech students, of wlrom
we are proud,
And daily we'll sing their praises
Vive La, Vive La, T. H. S.
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Work in Art Room
fContinued from page threej
tween the good and bad in dress. The
pose work was resumed-the students
drawing the whole figure. The pupils
in the class took turns in posingusually
dressed in some costume to represent
some definite character such as a
gypsy, a country boy, or a cowboy.
A few Water color sketches were tried
and also pencil and charcoal sketches
which were quite successful. Still
Life in time will be another phase of
the term work.
In the drawing I's class they had
furniture design at the first of the
term and they followed this in the
order given with Still Life, printing,
cast drawing and perspective.
Drawing II's put in the first six
weeks of the term designing projects
for the turning. They then turned
their attention to Still Life, printing,
cast drawing, and perspective.
Other drawingl classes have handed
in some artistic studies. The term
began with nature work. Flowers of
different kinds were provided, and they
were worked out in water color and
pencil. Then came designing. They
worked out border and all over pat-
terns. They did very well with this
work and the number of designs was
surprising and some showed a lot of
originality. Another phase of this
work was the Still Life done in pencil
outline. The students worked from
some interesting pieces of pottery for
this work. Later they took up cast
work and after that came perspective
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and eighty cents. The total number
of pupils that took the course last
summer was seventy-eight. The last
day of school in the course, there
was an exhibition of the best vegeta-
bles from different gardens. Through
fhe exhibition, people in the vicinity
began to realize how a course of this
nature was needed.
Mr.Yenne reports that about seven-
ty five pupils have taken gardens this
years. The plans for the course as a
whole will be in many ways as it was
last year. Although the planting has
been delayed some on account of the
rainy weather, onions, radishes, and
lettuce are making their appearance
in several gardens. The ground near
the Woodruff Place fence which has
not been assigned will be cultivated.
O . .ESTHER AMICK.
A certain man, when asked who
the three biggest liars in the coun-
try were, said, "Mark Twain is one
and Eli Perkins is the other two."
Library of Wit QQ' Humor
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who looked through the keyhole and
saw the Whole performance.
Mr. Hanna's English II's made some
fine "Mannion" books. The contents
were very interesting, being a list of
notes on "Marn'iion" written by the
children. The more artistic students
drew pictures in color in their books
and almost all made some very pretty
covers. Now Juniors, don't laugh,
these stale freshies are all right.
Miss Atwood's English III's, she
says, have made the work very enjoy-
able for her this term because of their
excellent spirit. They have shown
interest in their work. They certain-
ly enjoy their Oral composition days.
Students in 20 always know when
these recitations are "on" though they
have not previously heard the assign-
ment of the lesson.
Miss Davis' English IV Classes have
done some fine, interesting Work this
year. They have been trying to
imagine themselves as characters in
the books that they read. One day
they wrote Compositions, in the first
person imagining themselves as any
character in "Silas Marnerf'
Miss Shover's English V's conclude
this list of fine workers. They have
been studying rhyme and rhythm,
metrical feet, and figures of speech.
The girls refuse to talk about long
feet, and the ones that have fear of
getting a "D" always flush when this
subject is being discussed. I can't
decide whether they go to the Art
Institute to see the figures of speech
or whether they are some sort of geo-
Hurrah for the English Depart-
ment! We are sure such students
will come back to school next fall with
the spirit of Work and with their
thinking caps on.
Last September when school took
up again how glad everybody was to
see everybody else. It took everyone
about a week to find out if all of their
friends had returned. If they hadn't
returned the question of where they
were must be decided. Of course dur-
ing the course of the two semesters
each person settled down to his or her
Work and took it as a matter of course
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fContinued from page three!
Ich Weis nicht was is the reason
Herr Wedeking er ist so klein
And if ich das ausfinden konnte
I'd think I was doing fine
Er eates und er smiles und er singet
But sheint nicht zu Wachsen at all
But wenn er nur Wachsen Wurde
Er would be like Miss Hagely, so
Eine gute lehrerin ist Miss Binninger
An she certainly is some fine singer
Sie macht a fine leader fur die chorus
Which bald, ehe lang, 'l be the best
in the land.
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The history II's took up the study
of commerce, agriculture, manu-
facturing and tariif. On the latter
topic, Miss Binninger's II's gave a
deba.te. These pupils are becoming
interested in some of the big prob-
lems facing our country to-day.
History I and IV has interested
the pupils more this term than it
did last. Special stress has been
laid on the life, customs and art of
the ancients. The outside reports
on various characters such as Han-
nibal, Caesar and Pericles added to
the interest of the work.
Last but not least in importance
is Miss Binninger's History IV class.
There is only one class of IV's and it
is the oldest history class in the
school. This is a lively body of stu-
dents very much interested in their
history and teacher. They have
taken up the Modern History of the
European Nations and have found it
very interesting. An unusual fea-
ture of the Work is turning the Fri-
day class into a sort of Current
Event Club with President Wilson II
at its head and Miss Binninger as a
On a whole the history this year
has been a success and promises a
great deal more for the future classes.
How is a lunch paper like Bene-
Arnold was a disgracetothe coun-
try, and paper is a disgrace to the
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Campus at Noon
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pils go to their favorite places, and ev-
ery day you find just about the same
people in the same places. Mr. Jay
has put tables on the east porch of the
lunch room and a good many of the
boys seem to like this place better
than any other. They have a nice
time, to all appearances as they sit
there in the shade eating ice cream.
Another place where the boys con-
gregate during the lunch hour is un-
der the large old maple tree fthe one
Where the box is.J This bunch is very
active, for they are always running,
jumping, wrestling or sometimes kill-
ing snakes. They Gnd great sport in
stepping quickly behind some innocent
looking fellow and suddenly, without
the slightest provocation, knocking
him over. Great sport! The smaller
boys who stay there are Est fights
there are always interested specta-
tors, and foremost among those in-
terested is Harry Brown. He may
be seen almost any time during the
noon hour teling some small freshie
to "go to it" or something of the sort.
The girls almost all have some nice
grassy spot to which they go every
day. Lois Stone and Bertha Ruby
may be seen every day sitting on the
west residence steps, both talking ex-
citedly, probably about the paper. Fay
Douglas, Juanita Kendrick, Genevieve
Anthony and Martha Hufi' are four
girls who are almost constantly to-
gether. If you will look for them at
the noon hour, you will find them
about half way down the north walk.
Several freshies occupy the west
steps of the old office building daily.
Macy McGowan is always here, and
at any time that you happen to pass,
you can hear her urging the fresh-
man girls on to victory. She is, by
the way, talking about basket-ball.
As everyone knows, Newell Hall is
the bane of every girl's existance and
he eats his lunch upstairs in room B
solely for the purpose of dropping
chalk down upon the unsuspecting
heads of the girls who pass under-
neath the window, Newell is so small,
but so full of mischief, that it seems
strange that the girls have not formed
a union of some kind, having as the
height of their ambition the abolition
of Newell Hall.
The archway is always crowded
with boys who have great times.
Some of this bunch are Newell Jen-
fCont'inued on page fourteemj
The Difficulties of a Geometry
The tardy bell rings and Miss
Hagley gets up from her seat at her
desk and hands out papers across the
front of the room and says, "Pass the
paper back." Everyone digs their
head in their book to look at the last
proposition. Finally the papers are
all out and Miss Hagley says, "Books
closed." There is a closing and push-
ing aside of geomtrys and a general
search for pens and ink wells. Fin-
ally, the room becomes quiet as Miss
Hagley is writing out this or that
question and all over the room you
can see one or the other various pupils
staring blankly at his neighbor as
though it was the fifteenth problem on
page one hundred and eleven.
The propositions are well under
way when a late pupil to Mr. Mills'
algebra class bangs the hall door be-
hind him and saunters noisily across
the room banging the second door be-
hind him. The class then settles down
after the disturbance. "X minus two
equals what, Helen?" is heard from
Mr. Anderson's algebra class in the
next room. Then Mr. Anderson goes
on with the explanation of the day's
work. How can that test be worked
with all that noise?
There is some one started at that
piano now banging away at the latest
popular music while loud voices are
heard, then all is quiet while Mr. An-
derson's melodious voice is heard
again, "Come Fairies
sounds loud with the
paniment and the idea of the propo-
sition goes Heating off somewhere in
mid air as Mr. Montani's voice in loud
tones calls the class to order.
Again the class digs to work on the
problem and decides to master the
problem. There is a loud crash in
the hall and a chorus of voices laugh
out. There is silence for a moment
and a general out break and Mr.
Montani's voice above it in angry
tones mingle with Mr. Anderson
explaining a problem in the next
room. Everyone raises up from their
work chews the end of their pen and
their brows are knit in frowns. Then
there is a pushing of chairs in the
hall and the loud voices grow dim.
All heads are applied to the work
fContinucd on page eighteenj
10 THE ARSENAL CANNON
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Girls' basketball of this year, has
proven a grand success. So far six
games have been played, there being
two more to follow. Under the train-
ing of Miss Hagley and Miss Frick,
the girls have derf-loried some fine
team work. The standing of teams
on May 27 is as follows:
Lost Won Percent
Crimson ........ 1 5 .830
Purple --- --- 3 3 .500
Green .......... 4 2 .333
Orange ........ 4 2 .333
From this standing, it is thought
that the Crimsons will finish in the
The girls wish to extend their
thanks to Miss Hagley and Miss Frick
for their kindness to them during the
season. They hope that these teach-
ers Will coach them next year.
Don't forget to look at the bulletin
for the winners' pictures.
Tech baseball, when compared with
that of last year, has been very suc-
cessful. Last year Tech did not secure
a single victory, but this year four
games were lost and four Won. A
great deal of the credit may be given
to Mr. Sanders who managed the team.
The players played well in all games,
and the pitching was a great im-
provement over last year's twirling.
Gallahue in particular pitched Well.
Francis Wilson, captain of the team,
also played a very good game at third.
Butler. Harris, Kimmick, and Heit-
kam played Well too. Here's hoping
some of these players make the mono-
Basket Ball 1
For the first time basket-ball at
Tech', turned out very successfully
from a basket-ball standpoint. Not
only were the players and fans satis-
hed, but the earnings of basket-ball
left over thirty-five dollars in the
The reds won the pennant, largely
through the work of their star,Butler.
For a few games he could not play,and
the Reds, as a result made a miserable
showing. The race was tight, and the
Reds were forced to go at a fast pace
to keep down the Blacks and Greens.
The Blues and Grays played well at
times, but they often had slumps.
The monogram games proved a suc-
cess, and brought most of the money
to the athletic fund. The Blacks Won
this series from the Whites, taking
two straight games. Fehr, Butler,
and Nutt of the Blacks, and Ray of
the Whites received M. T's. As a
Whole the year proved to be successful
for the players
The faculty also developed a team
of Which Tech is proud. Besides
humbling the Reds, our Faculty team
defeated the Faculty team from Man-
ual. This game with Manual was
played during the time the monogram
games were staged.
The fans also declared the year at
basket-ball had proved a success.
Every night there Were games many
boys and girls stayed after school to
Witness them. Almost all the school
stayed to see the monogram games.
The money received from the mono-
gram games also gave Tech a start
on a much needed athletic fund.
So for the first year at basket-ball,
Tech has made an excellent start.
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A Rainy Day Scramble
When the matter had finally been
straightened out, Mary solemnly de-
clared, "Well, after this mixup, girls,
my wits feel like scrambled eggs."
You never saw three girls less
alike in appearance, though they
echoed Maryls words with feeling.
Mary's hair is very brown, and lrer
eyes brown, toog eyes that Wheedle
their way out of any difiiculty. So
naturally the other two depended on
her, though she generally started
the trouble. Funny and heedless,
sober Susanne was more to be de-
pended upon. Her hair she coaxed
to stay gold, cultivated her eyelash-
es, and worried days over a freckle.
Perhaps that was the reason Su-
sanne was never to be depended
upon, because a pensive expression
produces a dreamy mind. But Anne
was the Hower of the flock. Such
hair and such an imagination.
Hair, as red as fire curled and shone
on Anne's head, and vivid tales came
continually from inside. The other
two lost themselves completely while
listening to her stories, and watched
her in admiration. She was proud
of her hair, and her way of illustra-
ing' exciting parts. Pretty, winning,
fascinating, these girls didn't have
a level head among them.
Last Week when the rain poured
and sprinkled and drizzled, then
poured again, Anne started a new
story in the cloakroom, and put on
her wraps at the same time, thus
starting complications. Preoccupied,
but still generous, Mary fished out
what she thought was her umbrella
from those piled in the corner and
one just like the one she had left
the day before for Susanne. Su-
sanne, pensive over the trials of
fConti'nued on page twelve.J
Perhaps izo other incident of Jeff
Tracy's experience showed his tenacity
and persistency more than did his
quest for the title of "Tennis Champ."
His first games had been discouraging
but his persistency had shown itself
He was competing in the semi-finals
with, whom everybody proclaimed, the
strongest competitor in the tourna-
ment. Nor was this fact disproven
when to his extreme surprise and dis-
appointment he was badly beaten
"6-love" in three sets. The outlook
was indeed discouraging. Were it not
for the ever appearing streak of per-
sistency in Jeff, he would certainly
have given up.
His small but wise brother urged
him not to be despondent. As they
were passing through the back gate
which led to the chicken yard, Joe
spied a large overgrown "Rhode Island
Red" rooster fighting with Jumbo,
the little "game," After the fight
was over, he compared Jeff's game
with the cock fight. He said, "Now
Jeff that rooster fight reminds me to
the dot of your game of tennis. That
there old Rhodey was a lot better
fighter than our Jumbo 'cause I saw
him put it all over Mack's prize fighter
once, so also was that feller beatin'
you. Although you lost your game,
Jumbo Won his, he had his losses and
your gains. He lost a lot of good
feathers and so forth, but now here's
what you gained. You don't believe
you gained anything, but let me tell
you something, flrst, you know your
man better now and you'll soon catch
on to his serve, and second, you'll learn
to place your shots more carefully.
Now I noticed little "gamey" there
and how he Won his fight. If roosters
have such a thing as science, I'd say
fC07lff7L?l6d on page thirteenj
12 THE ARSENAL CANNON
A Rainy Day
fCo1zt'Z1mcdfrom page eleven.J
Anne's heroine, and the fact that her
curl was ucoming out," rather "go-
ing in" to its natural state, fished for
an umbrella likewise.
"Seizing the gold-hilted fairy
sword"-here Anne suited the action
to the word-"the Prince raced ahead,
pursued by his foes, come on, girls!"
With her umbrella in the sword po-
sition, Anne started the inspiring race,
which lasted till they were half way
to Susanne's house.
Will you believe it? They didn't
notice their mistake till they reached
"Why have you two umbrellas?"
asked Susanne. Then they discovered
the various exchanges. Mary found
herself possessor of a green cotton
umbrella besides her own, Susanne
had a wrong oneg but, as always,
Anne capped the climax. Hers was
of dark polished wood, with a beau-
tiful gold top, which had resembled
a sword to Anne's fancy. Mary's cot-
ton chance was amusing, Susanne
serenely passed the evening with a
freckle lotion, but Anne fretted over
her mistake. The owner might ac-
cept the explanation, or think Anne
had feared to keep the umbrella be-
cause of the initials on top.
Their extraction proved no easy
matter, as they soon found. Mary's
extra belonged to Cassandra Jones,
whose new hat became almost as a
thing of nought in the rain. The
damp morning helped its condition.
The long plume hung limply and
tickled her left ear and with the
flowers tipped it rakishly perpendicu-
lar to her shoulder. Susanne's at-
tachment had brought the wrong one,
but demanded her own. But Anne,
quite justly, the others thought, had
a far worse time.
"You-you are one thief !" Katrin-
ka stormed. Katrinka was fat, Dutch
and unimaginative. "I tell you again
a umbrella nefer looked like a sword.
Anyone with half an eye, to him it is
plain already. A relative of my
mother's cousin to her did give it,
and not for a sword. Liar, you see
am too bright so soon. You bring
it back. You think I believe you."
Anne's gray eyes snapped, her an-
ger mounted high. But I am sure
fContinued on page siosteenj
What an Outsider Knows
fContinued from page twol
way to the many classes students per-
sist in breaking the rules by standing
in the halls, talking about the paper.
Mr. Anderson comes fiying out of "20"
motioning and telling the students to
move on, and stop congregating in
the halls. But all in vain are his ef-
forts. No one seems to hear. During
the day "Cannons" are everywhere.
At the close of the afternoon classes
students leave the building with their
books piled disorderly in their arms,
while in their hand, are the papers.
"The Editorial Staff n-as succeeded
this term," said the parent of one of
Tech's most popular students, "in
collecting and handling all the Work
that is connected with the paper. The
editor-in-chief with' the help of her
assistants, does ample duty to
all things that are placed in
her care. The staff is composed of
twenty-seven, hard working boys and
girls, who are always alert and ready
to work diligently at anything that
will benefit the paper. The Work
which the members of the staff ac-
complish is the most important part.
For the convenience of the students
and the editorial staff, a contribution
box placed in the hall receives all ar-
ticles. The staff decides whether the
article is to be discarded, and if they
deem it necessary to leave it gut of
the issue, they return that article to
the author with a note thanking him
for his efforts, and reasons for its
non-acceptance. Every one on the
staff canvassed the different rooms of
Tech striving to raise the subscrip-
tion list to three hundred or more.
Many extras have been disposed of,
the proceeds of which went to the
fund for the enlargement of the last
number. I think that with the help
of the pupils, the work of the staff
was successful, and every pupil en-
joyed the paper."
ffioutinued from page eight.J
that no one was absent. Now, that
it's nearing the close of the school
term, how anxious each one is for
school to close. Is it because they are
tired of seeing each other or is it be-
cause they want a vacation? Never-
theless they'll probably be glad to see
each other again next September.
THE ARSENAL CANNON 13
The sewing classes of Tech: have
been prospering during the last term.
Miss Payne has the sewing I's. They
have made a number of useful things.
In the thread bags they made, ainum-
ber of different stitches were intro-
duced. The girls have learned to
hem napkins, patch garments, and
practice feath-er stitching. Also they
have made sewing aprons and caps
and now have finished their combina-
Sewing II classes have costume de-
signing. This is necessary for a g1rl
to know, for although she can sew
well, she may not be able to design
a dress suited to her individual fig-
ure This kind of work is taught in
costume designing. Every other
week has been devoted to this de-
signing and the rest of the time is
spent in the sewing room. Here each
girl makes a gingham dress which sh'e
Sewing III has about the same out-
line as sewing II but uses different
materials. The girls have made Wool-
en dresses and silk waists. They also
h-ave learned a number of helpful
stitches used in embroidry work.
Some of them are French knots, long
and short and the blind loop stitch,
which is used for edgings.
Sewing IV is last but best of all.
After one has finished Sewing III, if
she fails to take IV she misses a
great deal. Sewing IV appeals to
me because it is the grade where one
learns to design her own hat. I think
every girl is interested in this. First
we learned to line a hat. Then we
were taught to make rosettes, bows,
bandeaus,buchrum frames,smal1 wire
frames and different styles of crowns.
We made a wire frame for a little
hat, covered it with straw and then
trimmed it. We then started on our
own hats. These were of any style
we desired, and made of any kind of
straw or goods we wished. So we
found Sewing IV very interesting.
There are many different styles and
colors. Hazel Barrows is making an
automobile bonnet. Genevieve Wiese's
hat is of a torpedo boat shape.
Others have ones that are turned up
on one side or else have a rolling
rim, some are white, some blue and
some black. All are very pretty.
We found Sewing IV very enjoyable.
fCo1ztinued from page eleve'n.j
he won it by fighting scientifically.
He kept watching for the weak places
of the big fellow, and when he found
one he'd go after it. That's just the
way now. You're going to win your
next game- You've got to watch the
weak places. After this speech Joe
remained silent and congratulated
himself for talking so long without a
This philosophic young Joe succeed-
ed in more than consoling his bro-
ther who was greatly inspired with
Joe's confidence and kept. this inci-
dent in mind. Jeff entered the next
game with a strong resolve to watch
his opponent'sweak places. Thisgame
started with much the same result as
the preceding one. Jeff was certainly
outclassed. Along about the middle
of the second set, he discoveed some-
thing. He had just received a swift
serve, and sent it back in the usual
manner-to his opponent's left on the
back line. He watched it drop exactly
at his antagonist's feet and also his
eagle eye detected that the other fellow
could not return it. Then he tried
placing a ball occassionally at the
fateful place. Every time he won his
point. He wisely let his game go now
that he had accomplished his one
point. Even with a worse defeat than
before his strong persistency kept him
This still showed in him When he
entered his last set of the finals with
two games to his credit and two
against him. This contest would tell
whether he was "Tennis Champ" or
not. The first game he easily won
because he always managed to Win his
own serve. Then the other fellow fol-
lowed suit by taking four out of five
points during his serve- This score
was kept even until the game which
would "tell the tale" was reached.
Jeff was a game to the good at that
time. He remembered all the prev--
ious experiences he had had, and
thought them over. He remembered
how his rival was weak on "feet balls"
and if he shot at the other's feet, he
was sure of his point. Out there in
the crowd, he saw little Joe, an ear to
ear smile on, and seemed to hear him
say, "Lively, old chap,you can do it."
Then the great game was on. His
rivalrs first receive was back to 'him
in no time, and Jeff returned it with
fContzlm1.ed on pwge fourteemj
14 THE ARSENAL CANNON
fC0ntinued from page twoj
son will attend the Terre Haute State
Normal during the vacation months.
Mr, Yenne intends to stay about
school all summer. Upon being asked
what his plans for 'the summer were
Mr. Montani looked wise and said,
"The trouble is I can't give out my
plans, they are a hideous secret."
Miss Shover is going to travel comfort-
ably th'is summer by sitting on the
porch and looking at her post cards,iix-
ing them in her album and reading her
diary from last summer. Miss Hagley
will be in Chicago this summer. Miss
Smith has planned to spend her va-
cation in New York. After going to
her home in Orange, Vermont. Miss
Williams will go to Maine. Mr. Schis-
sel will teach swimming at a naval
academy at Maxinkuckee. Miss Allen
goes to Lansing, Michigan and from
there to New York State. Mr. St. John
will be at his home in Muscatine, Iowa
this S2l7lYl'l7l67', But in September he
leaves for Oxford. In October, 1913 he
took an examination in Greek, Latin,
and Mathematics for a Cecil Rhodes
Scholarship. This scholarship holds
good for three years. After receiving
these scholarships the holders may
elect any subject they choose. Mr. St.
John expects to register in Merton
College in Oxford University. Doesn't
it seem queer that people who come
to the same place ten months out of
the year, want to scatter as soon as
the twelfth of June comes.
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CContinued from page thirteenj
much difficulty. Next he tried his
prime serve. Then to his utter dis-
gust, his opponent seemed to have no
trouble at all in returning it. The
other fellow just ate these servesg
he must rely on something else. By
good luck, Jeff made the score deuce.
Now his title hung on one thing--that
crack shot at his opponent's feet. If
it worked, he was "Champ"g if not, he
was sure to be defeated. After send-
ing a "hummer" over the net, he ran
up to receive the next ball. It came
back, straight and swiftg but it found
him prepared. Then with a quick
glance to find where to place his shot,
he slammed the ball straight at his on-
ponent's feet. It went true. J eff
Tracy won his title.
Campus at Noon
fCont1lnued from page nine.1
nings, George Schultz, Chester Gray,
Donald Davis and Robert Lowes. At
this place excitement is always at
the highest pitch, and all for this
reason: Several boys get upon the
landing of the printshop stairs, and
when they think no one is looking,
they jump off. Someone down be-
low tries to catch them, and they fly
around at top speed. They call this
tag, but whatever it is, they enjoy
Otto Gardener, who takes care of
the wheels, is very generous. The
other day, at the noon hour, Mary
Williams went around trying to bor-
row a penny from some one, but her
efforts were fruitless. You see she
had come away from home rather
hurriedly, and did not notice the fact
that she had only nine pennies in-
stead of ten. Well, she finally de-
cided that she could get along with
nine cents if it was absolutely nec-
essary, so she started down to the
lunch room. But when she arrived
at the foot of the stairs, a brilliant
idea suddenly popped into her head.
She would borrow a penny from Otto.
She went boldly up to him and told
him of her predicament He at once
produced the required penny and
Mary went joyously on her way.
There is one other lunching place
on the ground which has not been
mentioned, and that is under the cot-
tonwood tree. The machine shop
boys eat here, and as one is passing
a jumble of "four cylinders," "two
cycle engines." "wood turning lathes,"
and "motors," is heard all of which
are bewildering to most of us.
When the bell rings at 11:55, there
is almost as much commotion caused
by the pupils coming back into the
building as there was when 'they
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The history IV class gave a debate
last Friday the fourth hour. Half of
the class with Edward Owen as Cap-
tain took the positive side and the
other half with Lois Stone as Captain
the negative side, it being resolved
that The Canal Toll Bill should be re-
pealedg the positive side winning.
Miss Hagley, Charles Davis, and Leh-
man Holliday were judges, and all
history pupils having that hour va-
'cant came as visitors.
THE ARSENAL CANNON 15
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Mr, Buerckholtz spoke of the good
work in the Machine Shop. Each
boy has worked on a special problemg
George Burton's four cylinder two
cycle engine is one to be proud ofg
Emil Kottkamp's four cylinder engine
is also completedg Henry Butler's
lathe is the best that has been turned
out. All the boys who have "made
goodv and received recommendations
will get plenty of work this summer.
The other day, the class had a
pleasent visit to the Wheeler and
Schebler Carburetor Plant. The
gentlemen in charge explained every
detail of the C3I'bL11'StO1'7S workings.
The most interesting part was the
refrigerator room where a finished
automobile engine is left all night in
a temperature of about zero. After
the motor is "frozen," the carburetor
is tested. So the carburetors are
tested for cold weather even in the
summer. During the busy season five
thousand carburetors are turned out
in a month. The class felt the time
spent here to be well worth while.
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A pupil caught the mumps,
Before this he had the slumps,
And was sent home from school,
Thinking he had been a fool
For letting himself get behind,
All the rest of his pupils kind.
So he stayed at home from school
Knowing he was breaking no ruleg
The only thing he thought was break-
Was his jaw when it was aching,
And when he did try to eat
Both. his jaws commenced to beat.
At last his mumps passed o'er,
And he found that he was lower,
Than he had ever been before,
He felt like fainting to the iioor
Because of the work he had in storey
But he learned to shirk no more.
In Mr. Spear's Woodworking class
the boys are much farther along this
year than last. They seem to be work-
ing with more zeal. The boys doing
the best work are: George Class, who
is making a tableg Clarence Long, who
is making a chair for the porch, and
Robert Kline, who is making a table.
These boys are nearly through with
their projects and fto use slangj will
have a litte time to "loaf" at the end
of the term.
Mr. Craig's Woodworking II Class
is also working. Several of them
have made more than one project.
Fred Ammerman has made several
powder boxes for his best girls and is
now working on a laznp shade for a
combination gas and electric lamp.
He hasthe standard done and has taken
it home. He is not the only boy who is
working, because several whose names
we could not get are working very
hard. All the boys are doing their
best. They are working the lathes
to the full capacity of their speed.
We hope that the next classes will be
as industrious in both Mr. Spear's and
Mr. Craig's classes.
Mr. Collins says that Everett
Hughes, Paul Ray, Winters Fehr, and
Rollo Warren are doing the best and
fastest work in the mill room while
Henry Cochrane, Everett Hughes, and
Rollo Warren are leaders in Architect-
ural Drawing. In addition he says
that his shop stars are Albert
Dougherty, George Lawler, Fred
Bakemeyer, Russel Durler, Neil
Brigham, and' Elmer Lindstad.
It is admitted all through the shops
that the boys are doing the best work
they have ever done.
Anofther New Teacher
There is to be another new teacher
at Tech. Mr Edward C. Stair of
Purdue is to take charge of the sum-
mer gardens. He is from the agri-
cultural department and is to have
full charge of the gardens. Although
all of us will not be here to welcome
him to Tech we are glad he is coming
and hope he will like our school.
16 THE ARSENAL CANNON
To Miss Shover Heat
v . t b- h f M' The hot sultry days have come again
Heres thlee greg' lg C eers or iss But we must stick to the book and
The best little teacher We have,
She's always ready to help some one,
With her medicine, cotton and salve.
She's always ready to ease your pain
If you are sick or feel bad,
She sure is the dandiest teacher,
That any High School ever had.
When anyone comes late to classes,
Miss Shover greets them with a smile,
"Please don't let it happen again,
ladf' she says,
QWon't her patience wear out after
She certainly is a fine teacher,
There's nothing she don't know about
She'l1 stop and explain to you always,
She never does leave you in doubt.
Tech would simply be lost without her,
She's ready for work and for play,
We are telling the truth, Miss Shover,
And we hope that you'll never go 'way.
Somehow you seem just like a mother,
You are helpful, and so patient, toog
If you ever leave us, please remember
That the students of Tech all love you.
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the dramatic qualities of the scene
appealed to her imagination. "You
remind me of a story," she said con-
temptuously. What ever it was, her
ability humbled Katrinka. She con-
descended to take her part in the Res-
toration, when in liew Marion Winters.
Oh, Katrinka, I've got your um-
brella and Anne has mine. They're
almost exactly alike. Th'at's your um-
brella, isn't it, Anne, the one Katrinka
has? Susanne, left yours at my
As the misused Katrinka moved
away she called. "You can tell some
stories, maybe, but you need a red
parasol already that don't look like
a sword." Then Mary said her wits
felt like scrambled eggs, and the
others thought so too.
lst Boy: "Must have brains."
1st Girl: "A sword."
2nd Boy: "Must be strong."
2nd Girl: "Big Head."
We are so thirsty and tired and hot,
We think we will faint on the spot,
But all I can say is, "keep courage
These miserable days will soon come
Just a few more days of this misery,
Then we'll be happy when we are
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lContinued from page sixj,
our delight he has been allowed to
remain with us. Some days Carl Har-
ris thought he could not stand to keep
his garden as it was situated between
Mary Jordan's and Glenn Johnson's
gardens. These girls delighted in
teasing Carl. He thought at first
that he could not keep the garden,
but he soon became used to it and
learned to tease the girls as much
as they teased him. It was not only
these girls and Carl that liked to
tease, but Mr. Sanders liked it as
much! as the pupils. Every chance
that he found he played some joke on
one of the pupils. So having these
things to cheer us up when we grew
tired, all of us enjoyed this term's
"John," said Miss Shover in one of
her English classes, "What is a
John hesitated then said, "I-er-I
:SNOW if you said, 'My hours at
school are bright as sunshine,' what
figure of speech is that?" asked she.
"Irony," responded John.
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fContinued from page fZ've.l
tleman said he always wore a sun
grin when pictures were taken but
his case too, was soon settled.
About six professional f???J pho-
tographers contested for first chance
to snap the group. One of the pho-
tographers had two chances, for after
CContin.ued on page wineteenl
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cause it Rhymes.
A little girl is Bernice Jones,
She mocks the teacher in saucy tones.
A lively person is Lois Stone,
VVhatever happens, she does not moan.
The other day, Dallas Crooke,
Another boy's luncheon took.
A pretty girl is Mary Jordan,
Especially with all her garden garb on.
A slim old gun is Edward Owen,
His long fingers should be good for
A tubby boy is dear Frank Hoke,
If anyone looks at him itfs "Aw go
A tall slim fellow is Wa1'en Stilfy,
All he does is done in a jiify.
A friendly kid is the Wilson "Pup,"
He ignores Miss Binninger when she
A pretty girl is Douglas Beulah Fay,
She is sure charming every day.
A freckled face has Arthur Hewitt,
He went to the lunch room and
A tall old man is Earl Wise,
His favorite food is well cooked rice.
Hurrah for good old Winters Fehr,
If he is quiet, it is rare.
A short little fellow is Houston Myers,
In playing baseball he never tires.
CContinued on page nineteenj
Our Teachers' Future
lf this isn't true it must be an illu-
Mr. Anderson is now state super-
intendent of mathematics in Missouri.
Miss Shover, now an ardent suffra-
gette, is leading a textile strike in
Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Hanna is run-
ning for deputy sheriff of Marion
County. Mr. Mills is now manufac-
turing black bags, and soon will be a
millionaire. Miss Atwood is perform-
ing the part of Rosalind in "As You
Like It." Miss Abel has saved 320,000
and was left 81,000,000 by a rich uncle.
Now she is buying up all the old Ro-
man pictures. Miss Jasper is now an
artist of great talent. Her cubist class
has Won renown all over the United
States. Miss McCullough has married
a man named John Brown and is liv-
ing in a bungalow with the most mod-
ern sewing room in America. Miss
Payne is teaching in Brown County.
She is principal of an exclusive mod-
ern school, built in the center of a
hundred acre plot of Brown County
Hills. The girls who graduate here
are not only accomplished but ex-
tremely competent. Mr. Wedeking is
the owner of a base-ball team in the
southern Michigan league. Miss
McLaughlin still teaches. She now
has such a wardrobe that she wears
no- dress more than once a month.
Miss Hagley married a man five feet
five inches tall and is treating him
roughly-five meals a day and no but-
tons off Mr. Sanders is now a golf
coach for Moores Hill College. This
golf course, under the supervision of
Mr. Sanders, who has trained three
world champions, has won an interna-
tional reputation. Miss Binninger is
the wife of an aeroplane manufactur-
er. She has herself become an expert
fCQ7lf'fl72l9d on page eighteemj
18 THE ARSENAL CANNON
Our Teachers' Future
fContinued from page seventeefrnj
and controls her private "fly about"
and "touring soarerf' Miss Frick is a
teacher at Bonn University, where she
started her course in 1914. Mr.
Yenne is a civil engineer. He now
has a scheme in his head to build a
bridge across the Pacific. Mr. Spear
is a contractor and builder. We un-
derstand that he has just been award-
ed the contract for the new govern-
ment building at San Francisco.
Mr. Craig is now a lieutenant in
the 6th infantry. Mr. Mueller is
still a teacher at Tech but he now
teaches a boys' cooking class. He in-
troduced the work as a side issue to
help boys who were going camping.
The course is so popular that he now
devotes his entire time to it. Miss
Fields is now the private secretary of
John D. Rockafellow. Mr. Richard-
son has retired with a big fortune,
which he made as a snake charmer
for Ringling Brothers. Miss Davis is
manager of a dainty lunch and tea
room. Reports have it that she
cleared ten thousand on it last year.
Miss Smith is physical director of
the Los Angeles schools. Her high
school classes are the best on the
Pacific slope. Mr. Stuart is still
principal of Tech which now has four-
teen buildings and over three thous-
and students. Miss Allen is book-
keeper for the Indianapolis Street
Cleaning Department. Under her
direction this department of the city
government has become so well or-
ganized that it is a pattern for all
other cities in the United States.
Miss Lees spends all of her time now
running her new auto. No person
has a better record for safe and care-
ful driving. Mr. Moutani is now con-
ductng the Indianapolis Symphony
Orchestra. After a successful season
in this city, he is to take his orchestra
to Lugano to fill an unusually good
contract. Mr. St. John who is still
at Tech has an Orchestra of seventy-
five. They practice four nights a
week and play in the Auditorum each
Friday. He has the best High School
Orchestra in the States. Mr. Buerck-
holtz is a German teacher in Monrova,
Siberia. His pupils write glowing
accounts of his work. Mr. Collins is
buildinng locomotives and planning
signals but instead of running lris en-
fCovztinued on page twentyj
iContiozued from page th'ree.j
etry. Arithmetic deals with definite
or known numbers, wlrile algebra
deals with general or unknown num-
bers. The unknown numbers some-
times are more than one, in a single
problem. Gradually from the deal-
ings with' letters in Algebra I and II,
the course runs into Geometry. Geom-
etry is given in order to develop clear
and logical thinking, by showing the
succession of events in their natural
order. This is the thing the geometry
classes have been taught in the past
semester. "Grasp the principle of
Geometry," is the slogan, even though
you donlt remember the various
proofs." If once the principle is
learned, the propositions though per-
haps forgotten during the summer,
will come back to the mind in due
course of time. With this in mind the
Geometry I and II classes have been
studying the book of Wentworth-
Smith. The Geometry I's have cov-
ered book one, while the 11's have
covered books two three, four and
five. Thus the course of Geometry is
completed. The next step in the
mathematics work goes back to
Algebra. This is a very indefi-
nite subject, and its results are seem-
ingly few. Great patience and per-
severance is required for this course.
The teachers of some of these various
classes are Mr. Sanders, Mr. Mills,
Miss Hagely and Mr. Anderson. So,
the mathemetics at Tech, with their
assistance, is accomplished.
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Technical at Crawfordsville
Technical was not represented at
Crawfordsville by any athletes but
instead by a few rooters and a few
musicians. Russel Cook. Paul Burns,
Everett Hughes, Merle Long and
Floyd Wrenrick played in the Manu-
al Band and represented the talent of
Technical. Arthur Hewitt, Ralph
Shimer, Frank Hoke. Darrel Montani,
Albert Dougherty, Mr. Anderson and
Mr. Wedeking were there represent-
ing the Technical rooting force. Al-
though Tech was not represented in
the athletic field, this year, it is hoped
that we will be in future
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THE ARSENAL CANNCN 19
A red headed girl is Ester Wood,
She wore a rusty colored hood.
With rosy cheeks is Rachel Todd,
Her best loved fish is the cod.
A quick briglrt boy is Jamie Scott,
A little argument makes him hot.
A little boy, Wayne McMeans,
Always studying, to me, it seems.
A great big girl is Barbara Pglen.,
To me, it seems she's always feed1n'.
Here's to good old Vernon Griffs,
Who does his Latin all in jiffs.
A quiet girl is Virginia Brackket,
Because she never makes a racket.
A knowing boy is Donald Durman,
He knows the difference between lec-
ture and sermon.
A jolly kid the Bakemeyer Fred,
When he falls down he hurts his head.
A nice maid is Alice Plank,
So she seemed sitting on Pogue's
A fine player is Victor Prange,
He played the piano while he sang.
Said Clarence Miller I'd "kill'er,"
With arsenic "I'd fill'er."
A chubby girl is Ida Hert,
In Latin she always is alert.
Much powder on the face of Marjorie
Goes a long way toward making her
Fancy skirts has Lorraine Free,
For they are draped as you may see.
Will she be an old maid, Dorothy
Or will she find a man and marry.
We all wonder why Martha Huff,
Is always hungry? Does she not eat
Aifancy boy the Pangborn Earl,
His cuff buttons are always set with
A funny girl Miss Erma Turk,
She often in the corrider did lurk.
It takes Mr. Samuel Newman,
To keep everything a boomin'.
A funny kid the Heathco, Frank,
At being sober he is rank.
At basket ball our George Mode,
Much resembles a little toad.
A math. star is Ezra Clark,
He works all night in the dark.
A smiling maid, Fernetta Mullen,
Shes never known to be sullen.
A giggly Miss, Elizabeth Scott,
But for friends she has a lot.
A base ball player, Lehman Holliday,
"Didn't have time," you oft hear him
An Irvington boy, is Paul Burns,
A half quart measure holds all he
A base ball Slayer, Carl Harris,
He does all t at he can for us.
The fat lazy boy, Max McVey,
Playing base ball is the way he spends
A German star is Marjorie Nutt,
In German she never hits a rut.
The Ostermeir girls, Frieda and
They are never in a sulky mood.
The biggest girl in Tech, Dora Worley
Has never known to be surly.
The Writer of this, Newell Hall,
Does hereby implore you, him not to
See the Birdie
lConti1zued from page sixteenj
he had exposed the rst film, the
editor-in-chief announced that she had
had her mouth wide open when the
film was snapped. And so on until
each camera man had had his chance.
This was the first chance all the
staff had been given to "Watch the
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Customer- "Yes, the nearest way
20 THE ARSENAL CANNON
A Sophomore was hastily going
down the steps with Miss McCullough
when she suddenly exclaimed, "Oh! I
forgot a package that is up stairs!
I shall hurry and perhaps I can catch
up Witha you." She ran up the steps
but it took some time to get the bun-
dle. When she came back she thought
she would not get down quickly
enough so she decided to slide down
the banister as she had done many
other times. Well, she started all
right but she was talking to another
girl. In her chat with the other
girl she forgot what she was doing
and as she reached the bottom, she
lost her balance and down she Went
on the hard steps. Miss McCullough
ran to her and helped her up and
now the Sophomore is suffering from
a sprained Wrist. I guess she will
use the steps after this.
In Case of Fire
Formula:-In case of fire in the
shop building. Quit your Workg put
your tools away neatlyg sweep up a
large pile of shavings and sawdustg
collect all the rags, paper etc. to make
the jump easyg carefully drop these
out the Windowg brush your hat thor-
oughlyg hang it on your earg and
keeping a stiff upper lip..--march
down the stairs.
The above has been thoroughly tried
and found satisfactory.
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