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'4 In sincere appreciation of his Work for our school, the staff dedicates this first Senior number of the "Arsenal Cannon" to Tech's principal and friend, Milo H. Stuart. n N , if imma. ' The above is a copy of Mr. Otto Stark's picture, "The Arsenal Bell," which took the Holcomb prize at the Indiana Art Exhibition this year. It represents the Bell on the Tower of the Arsenal. Mr. Stark is the Head of the Art Department of Manual Training and Technical High Schools. The Arsenal Bell This is the Arsenal, from whose gray tower Like a huge tocsin hangs the brazen bell Whose giant throat with loud yet mellow power Has many times awakened its messages to tell. Ah, what a time was that when wild and eerie Its echoes first resounded through these hallsg And when the soldiers dwelling in their fortress dreary Were Iirst awakened by its cheery calls. But all is changed, no more the soldiers drilling, N0 more the thunder of the morning gun, And look the many rooms below are filling With merry studentsg for a school's begun. And now the bell, its happy anthem pealing, Seems but to cry, "The Arsenal has passed. Where once there was the home of warlike feeling, The hand of progress beckons forth at last." Wallace West. Th Arsenal Cannon Technical High School :: Arsenal Grounds :: Indianapolis, indiana Vol- V c . IL ....LMVE.1fQL.c,,e,..-Y, cm, Q92 Farewell To Seniors: A Dialogue THE SENIOR The goal of my life-ah, what shall it be? The future-oh, what does it promise for me? What road shall I take, what way o'er the sea? The route to success, will it open to me? YOUR WELL WISHER The goal of your life? Place it high, place it true. No aim is too high or too noble for you. With Visage that's clear look aloft from the deck, Be calm through the storm, you're a pioneer of Tech. THE SENIOR But life is so big and the world is so strange- I tremble at thought of the quick- coming change That sends me alone, full of doubt- ings and fears, To mark out my way through the tenderest years. YOUR WELL WISHER It is true, life is big, and the world sometimes cruel, But heart that was faint never won in a duel. Press on in the fight and surmount every check. Keep always in mind, you're a pio- neer of Tech. THE SENIOR But look! To the east, north, south and the west As far as the dimly-lined horizon's crest Temptations allure, and I fancy I see The pitfalls of life open Widely for me YOUR WELL WISHER Where, then, is the courage with which you have met The studies of years without Worry or fret? Start straight from the line, shun the evils that wreck Remember, again, you're a pioneer of Tech. THE SENIOR But the Way is so crowded, the race is so long That I fear it's a struggle alone for the strong And I falter-success seems so far, far away, With nothing to cheer me but hope's faintest ray. YOUR WELL WISHER Look around and about you, perchance you will find That many have failed, that you've left them behind And perhaps at your side, keeping pace, neck and HECK, You may find an old classmate-a pioneer of Tech. THE SENIOR A classmate of Tech! ah, if such I might meet As I grope on the pathway with fast- failing feet, We would summon the spirit of school days long past And capture the goal running sure, running fast. YOUR WELL WISHER And reaching your goal may you never forget The day that you left us, where often we metg So put up your light, be it only a fieck, To guide those that follow the pion- eers of Tech. Farewell to the Seniors, farewell pioneers, Best wishes go with you bedimmed with our tears If fame should be yours as the toll of the years, Put your ear to the ground and you'll catch the old cheers. T. F. and H. F. 4 THE ARSENAL CANNON. Prize Winners A Look Into The Future Prize Story. Group A. English Idll. As I look through the Periscope of Life, I concentrate my mind on one object, "Dear Old Tech." I see the old buildings all covered With vinesg the trees are just budding into life, and the grass, lend an added shade to make things still more beau- tiful. I add another Tense on the huge problem before me, and behold, there is a transformation. The old buildings are replaced by beautiful, modern, up-to-date structures. There is a new gym with a half-mile track around it, new study halls, and best of all some shower baths. But what is that wonderful medley of sounds I hear. Surely not! Im- possible! Yet, there can be no mis- taking Miss Kaltz's leadership in chorus work. I listen until the song is finished, and sit spellbound for a few minutes. finally am released from the spell. and continue my research. I iind Miss Houser, with the same old smile on her face, still teaching Algebra- Mrs. Baker has her History classes and Mr. Anderson is still watching for the mischief-makers. Miss Harter still presides as Queen of f'Twenty' and still has her troubles, controlling the talking the third hour. I see Miss Davis exhorting her lazy English I and II classes to Write a story for the Arsenal Cannon, which is being published once a week. Mr. Meseke, our unforgotten, goofl-natured German teacher, is still teaching Ger- man script to newcomers, and last but not least, the dream of our future Tech has blossomed, and there is no crowding. From an architectural standpoint, our look into the future, is not a pipe dream, but a future possibility, and from an educational standpoint, a blessing to Indiana. Jonas Miles Complaints We Never Hear. From a basket ball player-The committee awarded me a monagram, but I didn't deserve it. From a base ball playerfwho was called safe on a close playl-Umpire, I was out. The Clock And The Cottonwood Tree Prize Story. Group B. English III-IV. "It's high time you were waking up," called the Cotton-wood Tree to the Clock as it struck six one morning late in April, 1915. "My how lazy you are!" "Not as much as yourself," retorted the Clock. "Now, just see how old I am! I've been here many years and yet this last winter is the first time I've taken a chance to restg still you are younger than I, but sleep every year." t'Humph! Old? Who said any- thing about old? Oh, well, so far as that's concerned, I'm just as old as you." "Is that so?" contemptuosly re- plied the Time-keeper. "Why, trees like you grow so quickly that who knows that you're not only ten years old?" HI wouldn't show my ignorance if I were you", retorted the poplar. "It takes years to acquire such a size as mine. Moreover, I can well re- member when that building where you are, was made into a school called the 'Winona Technical Institute,' and that was in 1903, more than ten years ago." "Chl I know what you're thinking about," responded the Clock. "Three years ago, in 1912, a High School called 'Technical' was started here. Yes, that's it! Only a few years ago! No wonder you remember so well." "How useless to try to convince such a know-it-all clock!" thought the Tree with a feeling of disgust. "I might as well give up arguing with anyone like he.' However, the Tree busied himself trying to find some argument with which to convince the old Clock that he had been there in 1903. "How can I do it?" he pon- dered. At last a bright idea came to him and he immediately shouted his reply. "No wonder I remember so well, I was-" "Remember what?" interrupted the Clock who had allowed his thoughts to wander. fC07lff'Y71lQd on Page Twenty-Three? THE ARSENAL CANNON. 5 The Victory Prize Story Group C. EnglishV-VII Ruth felt sure that it was wrong for her to go to Technical, she, of all girls, who desired to attend a private school. Mother and father had such queer ideas about learning to mix with people. She dreaded to think of going to Technical. She was sure it was mostly for boys because she had heard of so many things going on for boys. And besides, it was a new school without all con- veniences. She had to go, all because brother Tom, two years older, had come home with tales of Technical and had really hypnotized mother and father into sending her there. Any- way, she determined she would not enter into the school life at all. Ruth heard a familiar call and hurried to answer. She found her bosom friend, Anabelle, seated on the porch talking to her mother, Mrs. Ward. Anabelle's face had a very blase look and she was fussily dressed, and in very poor taste. Anabelle was Ruth's ideal at that time, although they were entirely different. Ruth's mother, understanding her impetuous nature and believing that the fascin- ation would soon wear off, wisely held her council. As Ruth came out, Anabelle looked up, smiling affectedly. "I just came over to see," she drawled, "if you could persuade your mother at the last moment to let you go to Briarwood with mef' Mother smiled with her lips but her eyes looked grave as she saw the discontented, stormy look, which had become so familiar lately, pass over Ruth's face. She felt sure that it was Anabelle who was putting the thoughts against Technical into Ruth's head. "I fear your mission is in vain," she answered quietly, "Father VVOlllCl never give in even if I should." Ruth said nothing but her lips trembled and she picked up a maga- zine and began idly turning the pages. Anabelle soon left, much to Mrs. Ward's relief. The next few days Ruth was touchy and cross and avoided everyone, CCoHlir1nr1I nn l'ugc Tuw-nty-Tu-ol Patagonia First Prize U. Patagonia, white with snowg Thy stern peaks now few men will know. Thy shores that held Magellan's bravesg first they saw Paci1ic's waves, XV1ll ring no more with conqueror's tread, Where once flowed commerce, every- thing is dead. Thy cruel rocks the knell that tolleci Of Spains galleons iilled with goldg Thy crags that more majestic grow with age, Are all forgotten like a faded page. Gone are thy glorious days of fame, Thy land's a desert and thy sei, a name. Thy natives now a silent craft will Spy Where ten great ships once swiftly passed them by. Tliysell' forgot, thy grandeur is .or- lorn, The world is changing, Panama is born. Wallace West To My Mother Second Prize How dear to me the name of Mother seems, I feel her loving presence always near, And note her kindly voice serene and clear. And dearer yet to me it clearly seems To have her always near me, in my dreams. Before my eyes a vision doth appear And brings my childhood back to lne as clear As though 'twere yesterday, a life serene, Her perfect influence helped me thru my life. To lead the way that I should always take For good, and good alone, not for her sake So did I try to follow in her wayg And through my life to have less strife And thus to end with happiness each day. Mildred Smith 6 THE ARSENAL CANNON. Standing. left To iight: Bcincce Jones, Harold Goldberg, Alice Avery. Helen McPheeterS, Erlnah Jacobs. Guy Monihun. Hazel Daues. Lucile Mower. Mary Ferris, Robert Lowes. Catherine Carr. Kneeling, left to right: Elinor Carpenter, Lehman Holliday. Esther L, NVooxl, Ruth Bond, Herbert Bowers, Thelma Lavender. Charles Richart. Gladys McNinch, Martha Updegraff. Wolfreel, Earl Stephenson. Rosalie Blue, Marguerite Miss Shover. Sitting, left to right: Katharine Vogt, VVaIlace West, Helen Fisher, Winters Fehr. Bertha Gelman, Earl Wise, Mary Lawler. Edward Hartlauf, Katharine Kelly, Garry Long. A History of The Year This third term of Technical his- tory has been one of progress. In September the remodeled Barracks accomodated the new group of Fresh- ies. The basement, however, requir- ing more changes so that it might oe- come a lunch room, demanded six weeks of half day sessions before it could accomodate Techites during lunch time. In February, as the barns proved to need too many repairs to use immediately, the House, hasti- ly made ready, provided the necessary additional rooms. Several new courses have been add- ed to our list this yearg Physics, Agri- culture, Printing and English VI in the fall, and Physiography and Eng- lish VII in February. The chorus has sung at many of the regular Parent-Teachers' Asso- ciation meetings. It also sang at the special evening meeting in the Wood- rut? Baptist Church. The music for the May Fete, held May 4th, under the direction of Miss Kaltz included her chorus and Orchestra. The Or- chestra furnished music for the sen- ior play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," given by our June Seniors, the first class at Technical. The ath- letic side of our school has been very active and successful. Tech made her initial appearances in athletics at the Franklin Basket Ball Meet and in the State Track Meet held in this city. The teams 'did Tech proud' on both occasions. The Commencement Exercises will be held in Murat Theater on June 8. The first class of Tech Seniors, num- bering sixteen, graduate. This class has had to establish numerous school customs. Their pin and colors have been adopted by the school for the alumni pin. The "Tech Acorn" form of the pin was used in the design for the Tech armbands of green and white which both the June '15 and Jan. '16 Seniors helped to make. The orches- tra and chorus will both supply music for the commencement exercises. The Chorus received an invitation to sing at the Teachers' meeting at Shortridge on Wednesday, May 26. The entire chorus met on that morn- ing for the first time. This year has been filled with suc- cesses. The average attendance dur- ing May was eight hundred forty. C. A. C. THE ARSENAL CANNON. 7 The Arsenal Cannon Published semi-monthly by the pupils of Tech- nical High School and printed by the U. T. F. C, A. School of Printing, Indianapolis, Ind. FIVE CENTS PER COPY Twenty-five Cents for Eight Issues. OFFICERS. VVinters Fehr, Editor-in-Chief Lehman Holliday, First Assistant Alice Avery, m Managing Editors Edward Hartlauf. I Catherine Carr, Copy Count and Head Lines Bernece Jones, Proof Ednah Jacobs. Second Assistant Guy Monihan. Exchange and Filler Wallace West, Circulation and Proof Marks. Earl Vilise. Katharine Kelly, Secretary I-jsther Fay Shover, Advisor ' Cubs l of ix MALAYAN: r N Rosalie Blue. l g Marguerite Bond. X 9 Harold Goldberg. 4-S- Ernestinzi Brown, SYRIAN: Elinor Carpenter, Mary i'xUl'l'lb. Carry Long, Ruth Wolfred, POLAR: Hazel Daues, Thelma Lzivcndcr. George Olive. CAVERN: Mary Lawler, Gladys McNil1Cl1. Charles Ricbart. GRIZZLY: Helen McPheeters, Lucile Mower. Earl Stephenson, Esther L. Wood. TIBET: Martha Updegrarf, Katherine Vogt, Herbert Bowers. KAMCHATKAN: Bertha Gelman. Helen Fisher, Robert Lowes. SHOP REPORTERS. ELECTRICAL: I. La Von Miller, II. Clifford Cameron. MECHANICAL: William Wacker. PRINTING: John Broderick. June 4, 1915. Staff No. 3 sends greetings with this issue of The Arsenal Cannon, Editorial Credits Many people have aided the staff very much in putting' out this, the June Issue. Those who notice the special art features may be inter- ested in learning their designers: Harold Stedfeldt - Cover Mr. Stark - "Arsenal Bell" fSee note on page 25 Mr. Brunkow - Setting' for the Senior pictures. George Lawler - Heading for Shop Notes. Helen Drake - Heading for Academic work. A. A Poem Contest Thirty-seven pupils tried for the Poem Contest. Those reaping re- wards were, first prize, "O Pata- gonia," written by Wallace West, sec- ond prize, "To My Mother," by Mil- dred Smith. Those receiving' honorable mention were, "A Dream of Poetry," "Grad- uates Fai-ewell," "To A Nightingale," "Gold Rush on Porcupine Hill," and "I have the La Grippe". The com- mittee of judges was, E. J. Murphy, L. J. Mills, M. McLaughlin. K. V. Don't Miss It Miss Isor's interior decorating class of M. T. H. S. is going to give an ex- hibit, in the bay window iooin of the House on June 7, 8, and Sl. This class is composed of twelve members, and each student or ,group of students has made designs for the decorating of this ioom. The judges of- this contest will be Mr. A. H. Brown from the Art Institute: Mr. Buhoin fiom L. S. Ayers, and Mr. Otto Stark from the Art llepailtinent of Tech and M. T. H. S. The successful student will be the one who gets to cariy out his plans. This exhibit ought to show the possibilities of putting the House- hold Art in the east Residence. So f'on't forget to go over to the exhibit. H. D. Next Year As we remember, last year, Tech had six weeks of half days. This delay was due to the unfinished improve- ments. It will be pleasing to hear that Tech has already started on its plans for the coming year. The barn will be added. The stable will be changed into an auto garage, the carriage house will be converted into two class rooms, and the hay loft will hardly recognize itself when it's made into Mechanical Drawing Rooms This will help Tech to begin sooner with her improvements. When you come back to school in September don't forget to notice the barn in its new fall suit. H. D. Pattern Making The p ittern making- department has found that the boys are wasting' al- most as much wood as they use. Therefoie the teacher has asked them to save their scraps and use them. Be conservative! C E Math Report Although the mathematics classes have been affected by the short ses- sions last fall, they expect to complete the term's work. The algebra and geometry classes will easily do so and some of them are several lessons ahead. Some of the algebra III's however, are having trouble with their theorectical work, though all will fin- ish up-to-date. C. A. C. Our Commercial Classes The Commercial Arithmetic class- es taught by Miss Hagley and Mi. Anderson have covered all of the work in the book that is needed. The pupils found the Work of this semes- ter very interesting. The Book-keeping class which fol- lowed the arithmetic work, has cov- ered the required ground for this term. This class has for the last two months been keeping regular office books. At the end of the next semes- ter's work these pupils will be cap- able of keeping books of a small con- cern. The Stenography IV class has found the work very interesting as well as valuable. Miss Hayes dictates a certain business letter which the pu- pils write in shorthand. They repro- duce it on the typewriter. This class next year can easily secure positions in ofnces. The Stenography III are doing the same work of the above class except their exercises are not as hard. The Stenography II are ahead of the record left by former classes. The new principles taken up this year have added speed to their work. They can now take dictation at the rate of eighty to ninety words a min- ute. The Stenography I has taken up a Cuntinued t0 Pug: Hftrfn German Classes All the German classes except the I's have practically finished the Ger- man course of the year. The latter do not grasp the study of grammar well. The present literature studied by the German classes is of the best sort obtainable. Most classes have not finished reading these interesting books but it will be a profit to them to finish the reading outside of school. Miss Binninger's IIa class have es- pecially enjoyed the witty book "Der Schweigersonu because Miss Binning- er let them act some parts out. Miss Bachman's German Ia's have. found "Das Edle Blut" a typical picture of a boy's loyalty. Miss Kendall's IV a's, studying 'Herman und Dorotheaj and Mr. Meseke's V and VI classes combined, reading "Der Talisman," have found both booksjworthy of study. All other classes have been very much interested in the study of German lit- erature. The singing classeg have been the feature of the term, but the German chorus has not yet resuged. M. . History News The History VI class under Miss Binninger has, for the last few days, been discussing important questions confronting the civilization of today. The questions taken up have dealt seriously with political, economic, so- cial, industrial and scientific phases of life today. For instance, some of the questions being discussed are Science in the 19th Century, conducted by Earl Panghorn, Socialism by Fay Douglas, Problem of the Unemployed by Louverne Benedict, Who Shall Con- trol the Government by Edward Owen, Pasteur and the Germ Theory by Marjory Nutt. The students are taking a lively interest and show de- velopment along practical lines thru their training at Tech. G. L. THE ARSENAL CANNON. 9 a Shop Work The wood-working classes of i.-r. Spear and Mr. Johnston have been doing some splendid work this semes- ter. The designs made by the boys are of the highest class. Some of the pupils, in order to finish their pieces of furniture in time, find it necessary to stay after school hours and work on their projects. Nearly every evening the shop is filled with earnest workers each striving to get as much done in the time alloted as possible. The pieces turned out this year show an increase in the quality of furniture. The wood-turning classes under Mr, Craig have done exceptionally well with the exercises. The exercises are given to beginners in order that they may become accustomed to the different cuts and chisels, before starting on their projects. The pro- jects this year run in the same line as those turned out by last year's classes. Mr. Johnston can feel that he has accomplished something worth while with his pattern-making classes. The classes have been doing regular pat- tern-makers' work, and many of them could take up this line of work for a living. The work done by all of the shops has been of a higher grade and is farther advanced than that which was done in former years. E. J. H. Miss Shaw's Costume I Class Miss Shaw's Costume I Class has taken up the problem of hair dress- ing. This is the most interesting problem the girls have had this year. Each girl is given several pictures of people without any hair. The pro- blem for them to solve is to see how each woman can best wear her hair. This problem is to complete the course of this year's work. H. D. Geo- Lawler Sewing Classes The Sewing Classes this term have done good work. The Sewing I Clas- ses have made neat lace trimmed gar- ments. Very pretty, gingham dresses of every color are made by the sew- ing II Classes. Dainty, flower-sprink- led dresses were nicely made by the Sewing III Classes. When having costume drawing II, the girls of Sew- ing IV class designed woolen dresses to be made during the term. The materials used were of red and blue serge, green and blue wool poplin. tan and old rose wood challie, turquoise blue silk poplin. Some were lace and silk trimmed. The sewing IV Class also worked up the costumes for the Senior Play. Then silk waists were made, these also having been designed before in costume drawing. The ma- jority of each class Hnished the term's work successfully. K. K. The Electrical I Class The Electrical I class of twenty boys has found its work just hard enough to be interesting. The Eng- lish class has finished the autobiog- raphy of Benjamin Franklin. This book, which is very interesting as well as instructive, tells of some of Franklin's rules to cultivate virtue and of some of his experiments with electricity. The mathematics class has been solving the problems of parallel circuits. The theory class has stud- ied electromagnetism and the effect upon a compass of the lines of force set up by a wire carrying a current. The construction class has done the bell wiring in the main building. A few of the boys are making induc- tion coils. The first semester has given a good beginning for more real work next year. Anybody know what Paul Koehring did to Harry Tomlinson? 10 THE ARSENAL CANNON. Printers' Progress About one month after the regular courses began last September, Mr. Stuart organized a printing class The class at First called themselves "Printers Devils," and organized a literary club, accomplishing a great deal at their weekly meetings in B-3 the ith hour. Later monograms were chosen. the colors being red and gray. A basket ball team was organized, known as the "Greys" and although not very successful at first, it tinishezl as one of the high teams in the minor league. The math class met the third hour with Mr. McKenzie, to whom the class owes a great deal, because of his readiness to try out new things. Miss Atwood directed the club and proved that she knew how to manage twenty strange boys. tBut not strange at present.J Miss Shaw taught them to letter and design. Under Mr. McGrew the real work in the printshop was encountered and with his aid the class soon lea1'ned to set type or "compose" The next task was to learn to operate a press well and efticiently, but at first only a few were allowed this privilege. tC0nt1'nuc1l on Page Fiftccnl The Machine Shop Aniong the rapidly growing de- paitments here at Tech, none have exrandefl taste" or better than the course in Machine Shop work. This school, starting at first with a few boys, has become now a department with over thirty pupils enrolled. The growth in enrollment, however, is secondary to the complete change in syf-tem and handling of the work and the revision of studies to permit We course to develop the boy more broadly than before. 'l'hc course as now in force, gives the boy two and one half hours ot' machine fitting, two hours of fne- chanical drawing and shop mathemat- ics and an optional course in vocation- al English. Several of the boys are also carrying work in high school algebra. It is now contemplated, al- so, to include in the course civics, mathematics physiology ttirst aid worki and American history as reg- ular required studies, next termg the iCv07lfI-7IIll'!l mi Page Fffffrnl Agriculture at Technical The Vocational agricultural school of Technical started with the begin- ning of the term in February. Thus far we have studied truck gardening and soils, taking up the theoretical side in the laboratory and the class room and doing the practical part, Such as making hot-beds, growing plants, pruning trees and grapevines on our campus, largely in form of demonstration work for the class. Since the latter part of March, practi- cally all of our time has been spent in planting and cultivating our gar- dens which range in size from a back yard to three or four city lots and which are scattered throughout the city. Outside of our regular work we have an agricultural society which meets every Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of discussing topics of interest to the members of the society. Our aim is to hold these weekly meet- ings throughout the summer in order that we may all get together at least that often and discuss our experiences as farmers. At the present time we are- devot- ing all of our energies to the cultiva- tion of our projects. Later on we expect to study practical methods of marketing which we will endeavor to put into practice by establishing markets on or near our projects. Altogether we a1'e finding the work of great practical value. R. M. What the Electricity II's are Doing The Electrical Il class is the pio- neer class of the electrical school and it consists of twenty-o"e real, live, wide-awake boys. The first two periods of the day have been spent in Mr. Harris' shop or in actual practice on some part of the grounds The hardest jobs com- pleted this term have been wiring the boards for the physics laboratory, and installing an alternating current in the shop. The boys have also made many things, from a simple electromagnet to a transformer and a wirelessset. The topics of Mr. Yenne's theory class have been meters and generators. tContim1e1l on Page Seventeen! Gonna subscribe next year? THE ARSENAL CANNON. 11 Excerpts-from Prophecy of june 1915 Class Perhaps it might be of some inter- est to the people of Tech to look into the future twenty years. The Class Prophet received at that time a Round Robin letter from the members of that old class of June '15- As the staff is not generous enough to allow copies of the entire letters, the prophet will give short sketches only. NEVVELL HALL, the timid, bash- ful, little boy, has, for the last nfteen years, been converting heathens in Africa. In other words he is a mis- sionary. It is remarkable that he has not been eaten by cannibals, for he would be one lovely, juicy bite. MAX BAKER, has become an ar- dent and devoted slave to wolnan suffrage. He is a speaker for the cause. FANNY WADDY, has established a line business called the "Waddy .litney Bus System." lShe uses the Ford car.J SHIRLEY WALKER is foreman of the Ford plantg he has been with that company for the last ten years. He is at the present time working on plans for a Ford aeroplane. IDA HERT, after having won high honors in impersonation of lions, has taken up that nerve-racking Work of a lion-trainer. DORA WORLEY is at work for the cause of uplifting humanity. She is chief of police at Muncie and seems to be very proud of her brass buttons and nickle star FAY DOUGLAS, owing to country inclinations, has become a Scientific Agriculturist. She says, "I love the cows and chickens. This is the life for me." HAZEL HERMAN, suprised us all and has become a darling wife. She married a college professor and has one son and one daughter in college. LOTS STONE, has become a fa- mous orator, taking for her one pet subject "The Betterment in Choice of School Teachers." MARY MCPHEETERS, that lively young girl, has settled down and be- come secretary to the President of the U. S. BERTHA RUBY, has become a ma- tron of an Orphan's Home in Texas. She seems perfectly satisfied among the many little kids. DOROTHY CAREY, has made quite a famous poitrait painter. Her one masterpiece is entitled "The June 1915 Class of T. H. S." If any one wishes to see it, the picture is exhib- ited in the American 5 and 10 cent store. FRANK SULLIVAN, is a success- ful business man. Why? He is the owner of several 5 and 10 cent stores. DONALD DURMAN, is a leader of a vaudeville troupe and says that he always did want to go on for vaude- ville. ARTHUR MARQUETTE, is the one leading movie star. He declares that he puts Charley Chaplin en- tirely in the shadows. GLENNE JOHNSON, alias John- nie, lias been editor of a New York paper, "Votes for Women" for the past ten years. Signel by class Prophet. G. E. J. Program for Commencement The first annual commencement of the Technical High School is to be held at the Murat Theatre on Tues- day, June 8. The invocation by Rev. J. Drover Forward will be followed by the Class Presidents Introductory Talk. Besides Fay Douglas' talk, four other class members, Donald Durman, Lois Stone, Max Baker, and Dorothy Carey, will address the audience. .The address of the evening will be given by Dr. VV, L. Bryan, Pres. of Indiana University. Wm. M. Taylor, Pres. of the Board of School Com- missioners, will present the Diplomas. The Tech chorus and orchestra, both under the direction of Miss Kaltz, will furnish the entire musical pro- gramme. The Tech song, "Our Tech," will be sung' in public for the first time. This programme for the Com- mencement exercises of Tech'g first Senior class, is a very notable mile- stone in our school's career. .. Consolation for the authors of the loosing prize stories- If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Did you see the jitney HJ show in Room 32 last week? 1 1 ,Sm ya 1 ,sv Ai X - yum 13 f7c1,.gd?51 1 ' ' + 1 fx w b X X2 5 . r if III 1 af 1 --VS? 8 S . -A-x?gh15A' dk x ' X1-XWX11 1 1x X Qwffhqxx ,f 1 f" K , 1, 1 Mx ' ., 4 1 11Qfq , ,Q 511 1 In i 1.1 1 X ,A ,., A xltilpyilj 1 1 111 3 1 1 , N11 111 , 1 , ' x ff 1 1 1 ' , 1 X f 11 1 . 1' X - XM.- 1111 , X 'X ' X. DQTQA 1i'X'f'O1ZLErf'A'!'1N 1 ' 1 Nw, Qxy L N1K7!!1l. X 1 'V I 11 ,lxx 11 1 1 44 'E' 1 1 11 1 X mb --' '1 1 , 1 1 I3 1 ,1' 1 1 1 ,I 1 1 'E " J Y 1' ,111 1 1 ,. 1 . , ,, 11N 'Y ji 1 1 1 2 211. ff-N X1 111 . ff fix 61 11 1 1 W 1 '1,. 1- . 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Senior Play No great number of words is re- quired to say that the play given by the initial senior class, was a grand success. Since "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was the first senior play at Tech, everything had to be built up. The first construction work was done on the grandstand. A more pic- turesque setting for the play could not have been found than the one beneath the tall trees east of the main build- ing. A murmur 'of content came from every member of the appreciative au- dience at the sight of the stage. The soft glow of lights from the trenches, hidden by masses of greenery cast upon the stage a soft shadow and one really felt that he was in a forest where the evening shadows were slow- ly lengthening. As each member of our senior class, costumed by our sewing department, came upon the stage, we knew that he would do the very best in his power. The orches- tra followed close suit and the com- bined efforts of seniors and orchestra were reflected in the audience which seemed to be roaming again in Fairy- land. But, hark! what was that? Yes, it was the sweet-toned Arsenal Bell, calling them from Fairyland to count its strokes, then dying away in the stillness of the night and allowing A Last Word Three years ago on September the twelfth, fourteen of our present sen- iors started in the then new Techni- cal High School. The fact that the school started out with a small num- lver did not mean much, for we thrived and grew. ln these years the four- teen seniors have obtained enough credits to graduate this June The third year Frank Sullivan and Shir- ley Walker entered Technical and brought enough credits to come into the senior class. They have shown their loyality to Tech and helped the seniors as well as Technical. The seniors of 1915 will be the first grad- uates from Tech. WVe have tried in every way to set high standards and customs for the future classes. We have worked for the sch0ol's, not for the class' glory. The success of Tech has been our one aim and ambi- tion. If we have accomplished any- thing we are glad. We will to you, the coming seniors, and to all Tech- ites, the spirit of our motto, "We can because we think we can." lla-r1lfm1.1l1f n QI fiffmflr mlzmnzl them to return to Fairyland and finish enjoying, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." A. E. A. THE ARSENAL CANNON. 15 Printers' Progress iCU7lf1'7l7lCd from Page Tenl Second Semester. With a change of hours at the be- ginning of the term came a new feeling of interest and the class felt encouraged. The time of open- ing was changed from 9:45 to 8:00 A. M. and dismissal was at 3:00 P. M. instead of 5:00 P. M. By this time a feeling of being "devils" had been outgrown and the class felt as though they were actually doing and learning more than before. When the class was organized, one period of four hours was spent at work in the printshop. During the second semester Mr. McGrew thought of trying out periods of forty-three minutes each in the shop and it is much better. Some of the boys have typography while others have press- work, but all are together for the typography and presswork lectures. In art, designing of good looking book pages, cards and covers have been most worked on. Here the work has been enjoyed by all. In math, now, cost of composition paper stock and labor is being Iigured under Mr. McKenzie's direction. Miss Atwood and Mr, McKenzie had hopes of a printing library but nothing has been accomplished thus far. "Next year there won't be any math for the printers for they have accomplished it all this year," says Mr. McKenzie, but we printers hope to have him in whatever we get in place of math. The cover of this issue of the Cannon was designed bv a printer in this class. The work of this year has been very interest- ing and profitable for all. D. Curry. Our Commercial Classes lConf1'mwd from Page Eight! principle of brief signs which short- cn one's outline, adding speed. The Typewriting classes have gained ground this year. The advanced pupils have covered eleven to iifteen exercises. Between exercises these pupils have written letters for the various teachers. The beginning classes have, despite the delay at the beginning, covered five or six exer- cises. which is ahead of the record left by the advanced class. The teachers of these classes are well pleased with the showing the pu- pils have made. E. S. Machine Shop lCU7lfi1lIll'II from Page Ten! object of these additions being to make the boys good citizens as Well as good machinists. Most of the boys who enter this work have not had the advantage of high school training and, consequent- ly, when they are confronted with the problems which arise every day in the machine shop, the student often feels that the diiiiculty is insurmount- able. The solutions for these prob- lems are taken up with the boys dui' ing their work in the drawing room in such sequence that most of them soon become able to meet their emer- gencies and overcome them. The great things that the average boy must leai n in this course are to do things accurately, neatly and with- out undue delay. Also he must learn that "safety first" is much more im- portant around power driven machin- ery than in the school rooms to which he has been accustomed The projects in the machine shop are necessarily varied. The most im- portant is the construction of wood lathes. Six of these machines are at present installed in the wood turn- ing department. Three large, four cylinder' gasoline motors have been constructed this year and one mounted on a heavy wooden base. This one, mounted and belted to the shaft. devel- ops sufiicient power to drive the en- tire shop and could be used for such a purpose in an emergency. The whole end of this course is to make the boy more careful of him- self and his toolsg more exacting and accurate in his workg and much less easily discouraged by stumbling blocks in the paths which he will later pursue. This improvement is, in most cases as interesting as it is marked. and anv boy with a reasonable apti- tude for mechanical work. can find a great field for his energies and an unusual opportunity for self-improve- ment if he will spend the two years in this shop, necessary to complete the course. M. M. S. Senior: "Mr. Anderson, may Ber- tha go down to lunch now?" Mr. Anderson: "Why now?" Senior: "Cause we only have two more days to eat together." Mr. Anderson: "Well, then you had better eat them apart." 16 THE ARSENAL CANNON. Vacation Briefs The following are the plans of some of our faculty: Mr. Hanna: Chicago University. Miss Davis: Gearhart, Oregon, Expo- sition, Yosemite Valley, SanDiego Exposition and Grand Canyon. Miss Foley: Wisconsin. Miss Hagley: Rocky Mountains, Col- orado. Miss Houser: Western trip. Mrs. Polson: Camping, Wisconsin. Mr. Lindemuth: Antwerp, Ohio. Miss Kaltz: San Francisco and Detroit. Mrs. Baker: California. Mr. Craig: Bradley Polytechnic, Peo- ria, Ill. Mr. Buerckholtz: Chicago Ill. Miss Shover, Miss Kendall, Miss Smith and Mr. Ackley: Indianapolis. Mr. Mills, Mr. Murphy, Miss Abel: Chicago University. lVIr. Yenne: Ranch in Nebraska. Mr. Harris: Indiana University. Miss Binninger: University of Wis- consin. Mr. Anderson: Exposition and Cali- fornia. Mr. McKenzie: "To hibernate." Miss Bachman: Eastern trip and Michigan. Mr. Stair: Technical High School. Miss Bard: Pennsylvania. Miss Shaw: Michigan and Kansas. Miss McCullough: Catskill Mountains, Columbia University and Maine. Miss Byrd: Depauw University. Miss Hendricks: Lake Ontario. Mr. Spear: Ohio River Trip. Mr, Brunkow: University of Min- nesota. Miss Harter: California Trip. Mr. Miles Smith: Mechanical Drawing' Instructor at Texas University. Mr. Meseke: Chicago University. Mr. Richardson: Bradley Polytechnic. Miss Atwood: Northern Michigan. Miss Patterson: Girls' Camp in Wis- consin. Miss Bauer: Undecided. Miss Hayes: Appelton, Wisconsin and East. A new Tech boy by the name of Clarence Hanna, has been cutting classes. Any one seeing him about during class periods, please report the same to Mr. Stuart. Senior Gifts The Senior Class plans to present several gifts to the school with the proceeds of the Senior Play, about ninety dollars. This class being' the first to en- act a play, had to provide all new costumes with the aid of the sewing and art departments. It will leave it's property box, containing' all of the costumes used in the Senior Play. This Qjift will be of substantial aid for the future plays. Another gift, filled with dear mem- ories of the early terms of our school, especially for those here at that time, is the bound volumes of "Hear Ye". These are the two volumes of the paper written by the pupils and read to them during' assembly period- These papers have been kept very carefully. The articles have not lost any of their original quality and we shall be proud to exhibit the books as the first numbers of our school paper. The class picture will be hung in the hall and the remaining proceeds of the play will be ,invested in still another gift to the school. C. A. C. Senior Party Miss Binninger and Miss Hagley entertained the seniors at the home of the former, on Friday, May 28. The interesting programme for the evening included several amusing games and tricks. Miss Hagrley had written a very frivolous Class History, containing' jokes on most of the members of the faculty as well as those on the seniors themselves. The adjectives in this history were omitted, leaving blanks. These put in at random while being read, made a very ridiculous whole. The refreshments and table decor- ations carried out the idea of the class colors, green and white. The party will be remembered as one of the most pleasant events of the Senior year. C. A. C. Good Advice Boil down what you have to say, Then serve it with spice or caraway. Respect the grass on which you treadg 'Twill bloom above you when you're dead. THE ARSENAL CANNON. 17 Tech's Orchestra The Orchestra of twenty-six under Miss KaltZ's direction, have accom- plished a great deal this term. They worked under difficulties for the fi1'5t several meeting's. Since, however, they have been more fortunate. These boys and girls have not done this for a credit but they are very glad to hear that Mr. Stuart will give them a credit for this work should they continue until they grad- uate. The following are members of this term's orchestra: Violin. Oris Cunningham Elsa Caldwell Eva Moldthan Dudley Chambers John Broderick Russell Screes Helen Birchfield Fred Griggs Harold Stedfeldt Helen Tolin Clarinets, Paul Moffet Hugh Shields Cornets. Isador Harris Fred Campbell Theodore SampsonWilmer Bernloehr Ralph Pike French Horn. Roy Langdon Ruth Kiser Piano Victor Prange Mr. Ackley Flute-Donald Stedfeldt. Oboe-Everett Hughes. Saxaphone-Connie Stump. Drum-Arthur Stuart. They played for the May Fete, the Senior Play and are now preparing for the Commencement exercises. The orchestra has certainly been a great success and worthy of Tech- nical High School. C. A. C. Senior Scrap Book The June class has established a new custom, by having a scrap book. This scrap book is bound in black leather and was given to the class by W. K. Stewarts. It has a large T. H. S. on the front. This book will contain all articles that have men- tioned the senior class, in the "Arsenal Cannon," the nlndianapolis News," and the "Star," The four speeches to be given by members of the Senior Class at the Commencement will also be recorded. The class day program with full records of Class Prophecy, Class Will, History, Song, Poem, and all pictures that were taken of the Senior Play will also be in the book. All of the records of Senior Meetings will be in the book. H. M. The Senior Class of Jan. 1916 The senior class of January 1916 has in some degree organized for future activity. The colors and flower have been decided on in previous meet- ings as old gold and white with the tea rose. The motto has also been decided. It is very appropriate and shows very well the spirit of the class which has always been, "To be rather than to seem." The play has been selected and will be given on the school grounds sometime in October. The Constitution of the Class of Jan- uary 1916 has been gotten up and accepted. The various committees are as follows: Constitution Bertha Gelman-chairman. Gladys Hartmar Victor P1'21llg'G. Color and Flower. Winifred Bass-chairman. Alice Hill Esther Amick. George Lawler Motto Gertrude Ostermeier-chairman. Martha Hui? James Scott. Play Earl Pangborn-chairman. Genevieve Wiese Edward Owen Juanita Kendrick G. L. What the Electricity 11's Are Doing 1Cont1'71ucd from Page Tcnj When the generator subject is com- pleted, the boys will be able to design and construct a generator. Mr. McKenzie's class has worked on the mathematical side of generator designing. He has been teaching the boys the use of logarithms also. The work of the English class has been extremely interesting. For liter- ature, the boys have read Ivanhoe, some of Kiplingls stories, and some of Poe's stories. The last composi- tion has been one long theme on some such topics as: Marine Uses of Electricity Electricity in the Future A Modern Telephone Exchange The History of the Telephone Electric Block Signals Indianapolis Traction System The boys of the advanced class feel that they are getting a great deal out of their work, and their interest is evidenced by an unusual attendance record. The school offers much to the boy who is willing to work, and this class has many of this type. C. E. C. 18 THE ARSENAL CANNON. ' fx. ,cf- gi , ' ' L 1 aa ,..,. ., -..M , ,.., .. -.-.--....-..................... ,L .---.., , - . .... .... . L. .,.. .. ... ,..,,- sl... --......4 TECHNICAL BASKETBALL TEAM 1915 Standing-Mr. McKenzie lcoachl, Butler, Brown. Mr, Anderson Kcozichl Sitting-Wise, Daugherty, Fehr 1capt.l, Lawson, Nutt The Technical High School is proud of its first state basket ball team de- spite the fact that the quintet lost the only game it played. The team had hard luck in drawing Shelbyville as its first opponent. Shelbyville was one of the strongest HVQS that jour- neyed to Franklin and it had much experience. Our team, though it had the natural ability, lacked the exper- ience. Although our boys fought hard they were defeated 37-19. Only two players will be lost from the 1914-'15 team. Mr. McKenzie hopes to find capable players to fill these men's shoes and round out a good team for the season of 1915 - '16 Tennis at Tech The tennis enthusiasts at Tech formed an association and elected ofiicers in April. It was the intention of the organization to build a tennis court adjacent to the present one, but there will not be time enough to finish it this semester. The old court is in very good condition and the semi- finals and finals will be played upon it. Among those that entered are: Lowe, Lange, Koehler, Conner, McCoy, Daily, Daugherty, Meyer, Becker, Coxen, Baker, Brant, Davenport, Fehr, Argus, Heitkam, Conway, Kunkel, Woods, Walker, Kirshman, Crooke, McCul- lough, Cox, Williams, Erwin, Kellum, Brewington, Bowers, Schad, McCord, and Hartlauf. Those that have reached the semi-finals are: Walker, Erwin, Bowers and Daugherty. Be- cause of the weather, the tournamen+ has taken much more time than was expected and the full account will not be in this issue. E. J. H. THE ARSENAL CANNON. 19 'l'EL'1'YlCNl. TRXCK TEXM 12115 Stamlingfldr. Liiilnlimx' ic:-achl. l'e1ltins, Butler, Holte, Williams iattenrlantl SittingfCaldwcll. Rulviiisun 1capt.l, K1-cllring. Although this year was our lirst in track athletics, it. was a successful one. We had an unusually small team when compa1'ed to the squads ol' Manual or Shortridae. But the team made up in quality what it lacked in quantity. Henry Butler proved to be the best Indiana high school half miler that ever Wore a pair of spiked shoes as he broke the state high record for the SRU yard run. Butler's win- ning' in this event gave Tech live points and he caused our school to re- ceive state wide re.'og'nition as a result of his performance. Perkins, dash man, also did well, working' his way into the semi-linals of 100 yard dash and the finals of the 220 yard dash. Robinson ran a pretty race in the -140 yard run coming' in fourth. If he had gotten a better start it is thought he would have placed. He also ian the 1110 yard dash. Caldwell got fourth in the 220 yard dash. Because he was handi- capped by havina' a c1'amp in his shoulder, Koehring', miler, did not do as well as expected. Coach Brunkow must be congrratu- lated on his excellent handling' of the team. Taking' an iniexperienced bunch of candidates, he developed them into the best of the local high schools' track squads. Only one man, Butler, of this year's squad, will be lost and it is hoped that with the most of this year's team as a foundation, Mr. Brunkow will build one of the best track teams an Indianapolis High School ever had. Il. H. COURAGE THAT WINS In his tennis match with Daugherty, Walker showed Wonderful fighting' spirit. With set score 5-2 against him, Walker braced and took the set 8-6. 20 THE ARSENAL CANNON. Girls' Athletics Hockey appeared, perhaps, as the first sport on the girls' athletics' cal- endar for the past year. The game, however, was entiuely new to the girls. Then, too, cold weather soon prevailed, so very little was ac- complished. Miss Patterson's time was so occupied this spring that she was unable to coach the girls, hence, hockey was postponed until next fall. Many hikes have been enjoyed, not only by the girls, but by a number of the teachers since last September. The tramps that ofered the most frolic were those to Southport, Buzzard's Roost and Crow's Nest. A very ex- citing coincidence happened on the way home from Crow's Nest. Miss Houser's and Miss Hag-ley's groups of girls were misled about two miles. This not only afforded a much longer walk but made the hike more interest- ing. Violet hunting also added pleas- ure to this hike. Basket ball seemed to have been the most successful sport of the year. The Crimson team still rejoices over its victory. In all probabilities the girls on the winning team next year will get monograms- Henrietta Noonan, who was one of the strongest and most experienced players, and also captain of the Winning team, is no longer at Tech, nevertheless, the Crimsons have not forgotten her, as she was largely responsible for their having won the tournament. After the basket ball season termin- ated the girls were kept busy practis- ing for the May Festival. As their work for this activity did not prove to be in vain, a number of the gym girls participated in the Senior Play. The hygiene and gym girls did these gymnastics as regular class work. The girls have been playing outdoor games and base-ball lately. They also have been drilled in medical or corrective exercises. As the girls did not get to organ- ize a Tennis Club this year, Miss Houser spent her spare time in play- ing with them after school hours. The girls wish to thank all of the teach- ers who have helped them in any way this year and hope to have the same ones participate with them in next year's sports. E. J. Don't you think Tech's diplomas are worth working for? Greens Win First Monday, May 2-1. Greens 16-Whites 6. The first game of the monogram series was easily won by the Greens who hit Kimmick, White pitcher, hard. The winners did heavy work with the bludgeon, getting one home run, one triple, two doubles and eleven singles. Sherman, twirling for the Greens, did well after the first inning. The Whites scored five in the first round until the sixth, when the losers pushed over their final run. In this round, Harris of the Whites tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly- The Greens won the game in the third. Cooke led off with a single. Almost every other player that fol- lowed the rally starter got a hit. When at last the Whites had put out the third man, the Greens had rushed seven men across the pan. The next inning Meyer hit a home run with two men on. This performance boost- ed the Greens total to thirteen. The winners were banked in the fifth but they scored one and two runs respect- ively in the sixth and final innings. Score: Greens-1 2 7 3 0 1 2 - 16,15 4 Braves-5 0 0 0 O 1 O - 6 8 6 Batteries-Sherman and Holliday: Kimmick and Harris. Two base hits -Conner, Holliday. Three base hits-Holliday, Harris and Samson, Double plays-Conner to Cooke: Heitkam to Tomlinson to Firman. Umpires-Anderson and Yenne. L. H. T is for Tech, And students therein. E is for energy, And partly for win. C is for coaching, At which Mr. Brunkoxv is adept. H is for "Hercules," He's quite a pet. N is for nice, We use it for t'dear." I is for irksomeness, It's lacking here. C is for Craig A teacher of Tech, A is for all We get 'em in the neck. L is for "Lindemuth," He right there on deck. Technical! Technical! Get there by heck. C. R. THE ARSENAL CANNON. 21 Music Classes Under the direction of Miss Kaltz. the Music Classes have accomplished a great deal during the past term. Most of the Work, this semester, how- ever, has been preparing for com- mencement exercises. When the term first began, the chorus boys who were in the printshop, had to drop music. This loss proved disappointing, but after much trouble, they were allowed to come back. Toward the first of the term, the old chorus sang at the Woodruff Place Baptist Churchgonce for an assembly meeting,and later for a Parent-Teacher's Meeting. Since then, all energy has been bent toward the songs for graduation which are "The Miller's Wooingf' "Recessional," "Carmen Waltzes," and a Tech school song. The chorus had one hundred regular pupils, but a special boys class was added. However, this made so many boys, that a call for about twenty-five extra girls was made. This made about two hundred in all. H. A. M. Power Development from Pogue's Run Mr. Ackley, the physics instructor of Technical High School has said that the installation of a small con- crete dam in Pogue's Run on the Arsenal Grounds would afford a great demonstration in applied hydraulics. A power plant of this kind would give comprehensive instruction to the pupils who are interested in the sub- ject of hydraulics. Erecting a power plant of this kind would involve the subject of turbine water wheels. A plant of this kind would furnish low voltage electric energy for experi- mental purposes in the shops and school. Electric current of this char- acter could be handled safely by the amateur and would give the students practical lessons in hydraulic engi- neering. This work would benefit the carpentry and drawing classes. The class in shop science would get their share in practical wiring, all of which is in the regular course. The completion of a small power plant would prove very interesting and in- structive to the pupils of Technical High School. Wm. S. Cooke. Did you pass in German? Archi-Tech-Ture The Hrst architectural class of Technical High School was organized in February of 1914. This organiza- tion was run in connection with the class known as carpentry, and under the supervision of Mr. Collins. The period was forty-five minutes and the room was where Mr. Harris's electrical class is now held. Mr. V. G. Collins was in charge of the class. The work was slow and uninterest- ing, due to the poor conditions. The desks were toppley, the drawing lfoards rough and split, the T-squares crooked. In September, the class was re- organized under the supervision of Mr.Brunkow, a graduate of Illinois. Vile were moved to a new 1'oom, given new desks and better equipment. The semester lasting from Septem- ber to February found us planning and drawing houses of our own ideas. These drawings as a whole were verv successful. The latter part of the term we have spent in Studying building mater- ials and constructions. The "Chicken" Club A small but enthusiastic class of Technical teachers and students un- der the leadership of Mr. Stair, has met each Wednesday after school, for the study of practical poultry rais- ing. Different topics covering every phase of chicken raising were dis- cussed at each meeting. At one time the class visited the Indiana Refrig- erator Company in a body, and were shown the way in which fruit and vegetxbles as well as poultry and eggs are kept for months until ready to be Sold to the consumer. Two incubators and a brooder have been donated to the class, and the incubators were set for the second time. The first hatch was so small that the brooder was only used a few days. Each pup'l took his share of the baby chicks home. The members of this club are Miss Hagley, Miss Kaltz, Miss McLaughlin, Pauline Reister, Ruth Wolfred, Roy Magruder, Edward Klingstein, Leo Samuels, Albert Wittlin, Kensell Wil- liams and Mr. Stair. Be sure to study f?J during vacation. 22 THE ARSENAL CANNON. The Victory tCunLinued from page five! At last the day arrived when school began. Tom willingly piloted Ruth over the beautiful grounds about Technical, but Ruth shut her eyes and ears to its charm. She had made up her mind that she Wouldn't like it. and she didn't intend to. That night as the Wards were all gatherel about the table, Mr. Ward asked Ruth how she liked Technical. "I knew I wouldn't like it, father," Ruth answered. "None of the girls, so far as I saw are anything like Anabelle and I don't care to have anything to do with them." At that Tom shouted, "Do you think I'd go there if they were?" Ruth answered with dignity, "Anabelle is a lovely girl, so sweet and sympathetic, and much better than any you introduced me to." "If that's not gratitudefmumbled Tom, at a warning look from his mother, Heaving a sigh. Ruth left the room. Then mother, father and Tom held a council. Tom told them both that, unless Ruth was crazy, she couldn't help but like Tech. After that incident Ruth was ver' cool towards Tom and, in fact, to- ward the whole familv. Ruth intend- ed not to take an active interest in anything until father sent her to But the unexpected Briarwood- happened and the Ward family were at peace once more. there was no change several weeks. She seemed to take no more interest in the school than before: but there was a change, unknown to the rest of the family, and partially unknown to Ruth. The spirit of the school was getting hold of her. She admired the free and easy, democratic spirit, the determination to make the best of everything, no mater what odds. But her false pride was ever fighting it down. She was too proud to acknowl- edge that she had been mistaken and that she was as proud of Tech as Tom. One great event which was soon to take place was the talk of the school. It was the basket ball game. where Tech was to play a rival school whose team was very strong, and as yet no school had defeated them. Apparently in Ruth after But Tech was confident of its star team, of which Tom was captain. At last the day dawned. Almost every Techite went to see the game. Tech started out well, but their oppo- nent got the lead. The scores ran closer and closer. Both teams were doing fast playing and fighting to the last inch. Among the Tech fans the excitement was intense. It meant so much for a new school to win! Ruth, holding her breath, saw Tom glance up at her and set his jaw- She knew that look. It meant that Tech would win. A few seconds later Tech fans burst forth in cheers for Tom. VVard had carried the Techni- cal team to victory. The cheers, the shouts, the yells for Tech, filled Ruth with exaltation. She wanted to shout with joy. She was so proud of Tech. so proud of the team, and oh-so proud of Tom! A little while later Ruth rushed in- to the room where her mother sat sew- ing. "Tech won and Tom did it," she shouted breathlessly. Then she told her mother about the game. . "And the best of it all," she con- cluded. "Tom's victory made me forget my foolish pride." That evening as Mr. and Mrs, Ward were seated by the couch where Tom, the hero, lay resting, Ruth came into the room and sat down on the couch by Tom. "Father and Tom," she declared, her face fiushing, "I Want to thank you for not paying any attention to a sillv girl like me and sending me to Tech anyway. It's the best school in the universe. iSn't it Tom?" And of course Tom agreed. Mrs VVard was verv prourl of her boy and girl. Both of them had won a victory. Tom had defeated a good strong team and Ruth had defeated her own foolish pride. -- M. F. Emily Shugert,-"Russel, can you get this geometry problem for me? Russel Hammer-"Yes. Here's the answer," and he gave Emily a piece of paper. This is what it had on it: The bisector of the two squarest sides of the round triangular circle should conglomerate each other at the equidistant sides. THE ARSENAL CANNON. 23 The Clock And The Cottonwood Tree lCO7lfi'IZ1l6d from page fourl . "When the 'Winona Technical Insti- tute' was started, of course, just what we were discussing." "Oh yes! Why I-" interrupted the "Wait a minute," Cotton-wood in his turn, "I was be- ginning to tell you a very important fact, when you interrupted meg but I'll allow you to talk first." "Oh!" exclaimed the Clock, sup- prised at his opponent's politeness. Then in a resigned tone, "I've forgot- ten what I wished to say, so you may continue." "Well, as I was going to say, I could well remember because I was thirty-five years old when that hap- pened." "Thirty-five!" exclaimed the as- tounded Clock. "How does that hap- pen? Surely you're not that old? I realy can't believe it. I wish the sunset cannon were here to decide for us. He would surely know." "Yes, either he or the fiagstafff' answered the Tree. "I never think of either the flagstaff or sunset gun without remembering a story my Uncle used to tell me. A long time ago, this district about here was en- tirely covered by trees and under- growth like that which is now at the other end of the grounds- In 1863, as well as my Uncle could remember, Adelbert R. Buffington came here and chose these seventy-six acres as a site for government buildings, which were immediately begun. The arsenal was to be used for storage of guns- The artillery building was this one here by me, and is now used for shops. Velry early one morning, about a month after the completion of the buildings, Mr. Hatfield, the general caretaker of the grounds, was walk- ing on the road from the Arsenal toward the Artillery Building. As he passed near the flagstaff, he hap- pened to notice a small shoot of a Cotton-wood Tree, which he had never before seeng he decided to protect it and allow it to grow. Then he went on toward the old sunset gun where he was to meet an officer. It happens that I myself am that Tree, and to be thus connected with relics of the past, makes me, in truth, nearly as old as the Arsenal, itself." "Quite true," responded the Clock, "If thats the case, as I was new when I was placed here, you are nearly as old as I." So now, as the Clock and the Cot- ton-wood Tree had discovered how close they had been these many years, they agreed to always hold a strong friendship for each other. H. M. Wonders One thing is finding the distance of the North Star from the earth. Since it is known that light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second across the earth's surface, and that it takes a beam of light 40 years to travel from the North Star to earth, we may compute the distance, which is found to be 8,098,581,600,000 miles. Probably the most inconceivable fact is that a wave, sent out by a wireless station, can go around the earth seven times in one second. The latest invention "Wireless Tele- phony," is the most Wonderful of mod- ern day inventions, if it becomes per- fected as the inventor, Peter Cooper Hewitt, says it will. Imagine a cap- tain of a ship, in midocean, going to a telephone, taking down the receiver and communicating to land, not by code, but talking with his own voice. G. M. O. Fishin' Time When the soft winds start to blowin', And all nature seems so fine, Then a feller starts to huntin', For his good old fishin' line. Just hear the birds a'singin', And the skies are all so blueg And the boys are playin' hooky, They're goin' fishin,' too. And they get their traps all ready, And the day turns up just right, With not a chilly wind ablowin'g Not one gray cloud in sight. Now when you get to feelin' bad, And don't know what to do, Just get your hook an' line together, And go afishin', too. L. N. School again in September. 24 THE ARSENAL CANNON. Almanac of The Year Note.-The editor of the treasured column regrets to announce that nothing of importance has happened since Miles Drake received 3 A's. This was in January. FRIDAY MARCH 5. Forcast.-Increasing cloudiness in the vicinity of Franklin, breezes blowing toward the north. MONDAY MARCH 8. The weatherman leaves the city for one week. He will travel the sub- urbs of Brightwood and Haughville. THURSDAY MARCH 17. The honor of this day was shown upon the faces of the "assets of Techf' the Freshes, WED. MARCH 23. Two punk basketball teams under the name of Red and Green, with the Mutt and Jeff of it as captains, alias Houp Myers and Stiify Warren, met on this day. The aggregation with the Irish here knew as much about playing basketball as Lehman Holiday does about hurdling. MONDAY MARCH 28. The best players in this Red-Green gang received Monograms. Jeff got one, but Mutt refused to show his ability and he even retired to the floor in the second game. Charley Wheat also received a monogram. People say he was once the property of a Brown county farmer serving as a protector of his crops. THURS. APRIL 1. Weather increasing warmer, nearly all Algebra and German books are being lost. The tennis bugs start mowing up the courts. FRIDAY APRIL 9. Four punk baseball captains select- ed nine other men of the same dis- tinction. Beef Harris called his aggregation the "Braves," probably because they were brave enough to stand up against another team. The Indians act like a bunch of Indians. The Cubs have a few good players. The Techfeds are so rotten that the men even run the bases backwards. MONDAY MAY 3. Don Durman must have an excellent constitution as he has been seen for the last two weeks rolling and kicking on the school campus. TUESDAY MAY 4. The May Fete or in other Words May Fete was given. No person was overcome by the heat. THURSDAY MAY 6. Lehman Holliday, would-be hurdler, baseball player, basketball player, "rough neck," determined to break his neck, leg or something. So he tried to hurdle, in his graceful manner while going at full speed, over a wire fence 2 feet 6 inches high. He got over safelyg but alighted wrong. He descended as gracefully as an English areoplane after being struck by a German cannon ball. After the re- mains had been picked up it was found that he had, through his dexter- ous movement of his left knee, made a new air hole in his trousers. Also something red was fiowing profusely from the injured member. The leg was about as much use to him as a tennis racquet is to Ed Hartlauf, Tech's renowned exponent of the net game, who won one game out of two sets. TUESDAY MAY 11. All are in sympathy with Winnie Fehr, who, according to Herr Meseke has more love and loyality for the school than for his thumb and Ger- man. WEDNESDAY MAY 12. Mr. Yenne had a wonderful section gang working on the bleachers. Among them was E. Hughes who doesn't know a saw from a hammer. WEDNESDAY MAY 12. Afternoon. Stiffy Warren, Bill Chandler and Arch Brown, who are generally seen the first hour with their faces glued to the interesting pages of an ancient history came to Miss Jasper and implored her to per- mit them to show their loyality to the seniors by working on the stage. Later Stiffy solved a great question, that of getting a horse. Stiffy showed that he was as good a horse as a human. Bill who acted as driver or- dered thig poor "dobbin" around like a mule. Wednesday, June Ninth Hoora l Vacation!

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