Arsenal Technical High School - Arsenal Cannon Yearbook (Indianapolis, IN)
- Class of 1915
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Text from Pages 1 - 28 of the 1915 volume:
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.
, 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
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."
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Farewell To Seniors: A Dialogue
The goal of my life-ah, what shall
The future-oh, what does it promise
What road shall I take, what way
o'er the sea?
The route to success, will it open to
YOUR WELL WISHER
The goal of your life? Place it high,
place it true.
No aim is too high or too noble for
With Visage that's clear look aloft
from the deck,
Be calm through the storm, you're
a pioneer of Tech.
But life is so big and the world is so
I tremble at thought of the quick-
That sends me alone, full of doubt-
ings and fears,
To mark out my way through the
YOUR WELL WISHER
It is true, life is big, and the world
But heart that was faint never won
in a duel.
Press on in the fight and surmount
Keep always in mind, you're a pio-
neer of Tech.
But look! To the east, north, south
and the west
As far as the dimly-lined horizon's
Temptations allure, and I fancy I
The pitfalls of life open Widely for
YOUR WELL WISHER
Where, then, is the courage with
which you have met
The studies of years without Worry
Start straight from the line, shun the
evils that wreck
Remember, again, you're a pioneer
But the Way is so crowded, the race
is so long
That I fear it's a struggle alone for
And I falter-success seems so far,
With nothing to cheer me but hope's
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.
A classmate of Tech! ah, if such I
As I grope on the pathway with fast-
We would summon the spirit of school
days long past
And capture the goal running sure,
YOUR WELL WISHER
And reaching your goal may you
The day that you left us, where often
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
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.
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-
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
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.
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
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
"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
t'Humph! Old? Who said any-
thing about old? Oh, well, so far as
that's concerned, I'm just as old as
"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
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
"No wonder I remember so well,
"Remember what?" interrupted the
Clock who had allowed his thoughts
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THE ARSENAL CANNON. 5
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.
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
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
"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.
The next few days Ruth was touchy
and cross and avoided everyone,
CCoHlir1nr1I nn l'ugc Tuw-nty-Tu-ol
U. Patagonia, white with snowg
Thy stern peaks now few men will
Thy shores that held Magellan's
first they saw Paci1ic's waves,
XV1ll ring no more with conqueror's
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
Are all forgotten like a faded page.
Gone are thy glorious days of fame,
Thy land's a desert and thy sei, a
Thy natives now a silent craft will
Where ten great ships once swiftly
passed them by.
Tliysell' forgot, thy grandeur is .or-
The world is changing, Panama is
To My Mother
How dear to me the name of Mother
I feel her loving presence always near,
And note her kindly voice serene and
And dearer yet to me it clearly seems
To have her always near me, in my
Before my eyes a vision doth appear
And brings my childhood back to lne
As though 'twere yesterday, a life
Her perfect influence helped me thru
To lead the way that I should always
For good, and good alone, not for her
So did I try to follow in her wayg
And through my life to have less
And thus to end with happiness each
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
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
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
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.
VVinters Fehr, Editor-in-Chief
Lehman Holliday, First Assistant
Alice Avery, m
Edward Hartlauf. I
Catherine Carr, Copy Count and Head Lines
Bernece Jones, Proof
Ednah Jacobs. Second Assistant
Guy Monihan. Exchange and Filler
Circulation and Proof Marks.
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-
SYRIAN: Elinor Carpenter, Mary i'xUl'l'lb.
Carry Long, Ruth Wolfred,
POLAR: Hazel Daues, Thelma Lzivcndcr.
CAVERN: Mary Lawler, Gladys McNil1Cl1.
GRIZZLY: Helen McPheeters, Lucile Mower.
Earl Stephenson, Esther L. Wood.
TIBET: Martha Updegrarf, Katherine Vogt,
KAMCHATKAN: Bertha Gelman. Helen
Fisher, Robert Lowes.
ELECTRICAL: I. La Von Miller, II. Clifford
MECHANICAL: William Wacker.
PRINTING: John Broderick.
June 4, 1915.
Staff No. 3 sends greetings with this
issue of The Arsenal Cannon,
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
George Lawler - Heading for
Helen Drake - Heading for
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-
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-
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-
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
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-
The Stenography I has taken up a
Cuntinued t0 Pug: Hftrfn
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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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
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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
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.
What the Electricity II's are
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
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
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
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
FANNY WADDY, has established
a line business called the "Waddy
.litney Bus System." lShe uses the
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
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
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
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-
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
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?
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14 THE ARSENAL CANNON.
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
iCU7lf1'7l7lCd from Page Tenl
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
"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.
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.
lCU7lfi1lIll'II from Page Ten!
object of these additions being to make
the boys good citizens as Well as good
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.
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-
Miss Houser: Western trip.
Mrs. Polson: Camping, Wisconsin.
Mr. Lindemuth: Antwerp, Ohio.
Miss Kaltz: San Francisco and
Mrs. Baker: California.
Mr. Craig: Bradley Polytechnic, Peo-
Mr. Buerckholtz: Chicago Ill.
Miss Shover, Miss Kendall, Miss
Smith and Mr. Ackley: Indianapolis.
Mr. Mills, Mr. Murphy, Miss Abel:
lVIr. Yenne: Ranch in Nebraska.
Mr. Harris: Indiana University.
Miss Binninger: University of Wis-
Mr. Anderson: Exposition and Cali-
Mr. McKenzie: "To hibernate."
Miss Bachman: Eastern trip and
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-
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-
Miss Bauer: Undecided.
Miss Hayes: Appelton, Wisconsin and
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.
The Senior Class plans to present
several gifts to the school with the
proceeds of the Senior Play, about
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
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.
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
C. A. C.
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
THE ARSENAL CANNON. 17
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-
The following are members of this
Oris Cunningham Elsa Caldwell
Eva Moldthan Dudley Chambers
John Broderick Russell Screes
Helen Birchfield Fred Griggs
Harold Stedfeldt Helen Tolin
Paul Moffet Hugh Shields
Isador Harris Fred Campbell
Theodore SampsonWilmer Bernloehr
Roy Langdon Ruth Kiser
Victor Prange Mr. Ackley
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.
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:
Gladys Hartmar Victor P1'21llg'G.
Color and Flower.
Alice Hill Esther Amick.
Martha Hui? James Scott.
Genevieve Wiese Edward Owen
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.
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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.
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
20 THE ARSENAL CANNON.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Three base hits-Holliday, Harris
and Samson, Double plays-Conner
to Cooke: Heitkam to Tomlinson to
Firman. Umpires-Anderson and
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.
Get there by heck.
THE ARSENAL CANNON. 21
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
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
Wm. S. Cooke.
Did you pass in German?
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
"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. --
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
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-"
"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
"Well, as I was going to say, I
could well remember because I was
thirty-five years old when that hap-
"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.
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.
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
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-
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
Wednesday, June Ninth
Hoora l Vacation!
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