Arsenal Technical High School - Arsenal Cannon Yearbook (Indianapolis, IN)
- Class of 1922
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THE ARSENAL CANNON, Volume XIX, Number 17, june 8, 1922, Magazine Number. Entered as Second Class Matter December 6
1921, at the Post Ofnce nt Indianapolis, Ind., Under the Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance for Mailing at Special Rate of Postage
Provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, Authorized january 23, 1922. Subscription rates Seventy-five cents per copy.
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THE ARSENAL CANNON 27
Seniors of June, 1922,our high school days are
ended, and as we leave the old historic gate for
the last time, we needs must pause a moment
to think of the days we have assembled here in
these buildings which have grown so dear to us
and of the many associations which cluster
around the campus.
The fall of 1918 is memorable for two reasons,
first, this class made its initial appearance as
students of Tech, and second, the world war
ended. During the Armistice Day parade many
members of our class witnessed or helped in the
placing of our school Hag on top of the Monu-
ment above the fiags of Manual and Shortridge.
This was the first time in our high school career
that we had seen our school in combat with
others, and do you remember the thrill it gave
us when we saw that our school had outwitted
its greatest rivals? As it is darkest just before
dawn, so was Tech in an uproar with soldiers,
celebrations, and flu epidemics just before this
largest and fairest of classes made its appear-
ance on the campus. VVe struggled through our
first semester without knowing whether to
be more in awe of the faculty, Captain Harding,
or the upper classmen.
VVe found that by the spring semester of 1919
the strangeness had worn away and that we had
dwelt long enough in this land of Tech to have
imbibed the Tech spirit and to have adopted the
Tech customs. We were taking an active interest
in the affairs of the school. XVe were glad to see
our band assume its rightful position as the best
school band in the state when it was brought
into prominence, at this time, by leading the
parade in honor of Admiral Sims and Secretary
Carter Glass. One of the outstanding events of
our freshman year was the Supreme Day cele-
bration in lvfay. hffost of the boys in our class
took part in the battalion review which formed
a part of the program.
The foundation on which to build had been
erected-and we returned to Tech in September,
1919, as sophomores, with added responsibilit-
ies and added dignity. We found that the
government had accepted the cadet corps as an
R. O. T. C. unit and that the armory was ready
for use. Some of us realized full well that as
sophomores we were no longer on the lowest
rung of the ladder and,1 am afraid, felt a little
vicious glee in lording it over some of our
freshman friends, Our second semseter of thiS
year seemed to be just one triumph after anoth-
er for Tech, as we won first place in base ball,
sectional honors in basketball and track, and
received the Rotary Club pennant for the music
memory contest. Next, many members of
our class took part in that beautiful and pictur-
esque pageant of the history of our school which
was directed by lWiss Shover. The mass-
ive trees and gorgeous natural suroundings of
our campus helped to make a greater success
of it. As a final triumph for so progressive a
semester, the cornerstone for our present Main
building was laid with much pomp and cerem-
ony, on June 7.
The fall of 1920 found us back and intereste-
dly watching our first football team annihilate
the other teams. At the close of the season the
entire school paraded to the monument where
the School Board presented us with a silver cup
for winning the city championship. Wie are
proud to say that several members of that
squad were members of our class: Bob
Nipper, Harry Hungate, Dick Klills, Brewer
Graham, Joe Geiger, and Niles Hiatt. It wasn 't
long until we again paradedgthis time to a
mass meeting at Tomlinson Hall to celebrate the
winning of the sectional for two consecutive
years. The last few weeks we spent in hard work
so that we could return to school the next fall as
One of the strangest fallacies to which the
human mind persistently clings is that there can
be nothing unusual or worthy of admiration in
one's immediate surroundings. That we were
not of this attitude when we returned to Tech
in September, 1921, but that we fully realized
and appreciated our advantages in going to
such a school was shown by the series of succes-
ses which marked our senior year. Early in
November we had a great Pep meeting in the
lunch room where we heard speeches by about
fourteen members of our class, sang some lively
songs, and had a general good time. Later in
the same month, we had our first class meeting
and after adopting the constitution we elected
Bob Nipper, president, Dorothy Griggs, vice-
presidentg Sherwood Blue, treasurer, and
Hilda Smith, secretary. Gur class motto 'Wie
Build The Ladder By 1Vhich We Climbflour
class colors, jade and maize, and our class flower,
Aaron Vffard rose, were selected at the begin-
ning of our last semester.
Thus strongly organized, we directed our ef-
forts toward the welfare of Tech. Our class
inaugurated the office messenger service which
will undoubedtly continue for some time. But
28 THE ARSENAL CANNON
not satisfied with just this, we started a street
car courtesy campaign, the result of which has
proved to the citizens of Indianapolis that our
school traditions of courtesy are sincere. A
number of our members were honored by appoi-
ntments to the CANNON staff. These pupils
have helped to make this a successful year for
our paper, the supreme effort is the Decennial
magazine number. During the fall semester,
Sherwood Blue was editor of Staff I, Harold
Van Bussum, editor of Staff I1 , Leonard
Pearson, circulation manager, and Mary Black,
co-editor-in-chiefof the January, 1922 magazine.
During the spring semester, Hilda Smith was
editor of Staff 1, Rebecca Pitts, assistant editor
of Staff 1, Mary Black, editor of Staff H,
Marybelle Baker, assistant editor of Staff 11,
Leonard Pearson, business manager, Louis
Fults, editor-in-chief of athletics, and Harold
Van Bussum and Sherwood Blue, editors-in-
chief of the June magazine number. These
have been ably assisted in their literary work by
Elsa Rottler, Jack Velsey, Harold Harris,
Kenneth Hoagland, and James Bell.
The horrors of facing the one-eyed monster,
sometimes known as a camera, nearly proved too
much for some of us, but after this ordeal we
bravely celebrated Rose Day in spite of the
attempts of the wind and rain to prevent us.
At our second class meeting we were given the
opportunity of estimating the genius of the
nominees for the remaining offices. As a result
of that election Al Knox became will maker,
Dick lkffills and June Cagwin, prophets, and
Charles Murphy, historian. HA Thousand
Years Ago" was given at the Murat, April 24,
and was a play worthy of the tenth anniversary
class of Tech.
And so we have reached the end of our high
school course. In a few days we shall leave,
but in our final parting we look back at the
January, 1923 class and say,"To you we yield
our place in Tech, to you we leave the duty of
upholding her in every wayf'
President .................... Robert Nipper
Vice-president. .. .... Dorothy Griggs
Secretary ....... ....... H ilda Smith
'Treasurer ................... Sherwood Blue
Sergeant-at-arms ............. Harry Hungate
Class Colors: Jade and lvfaize.
Class Flower: Aaron VVard Rose.
Class 1X1otto: "VVe build the ladder by which
we rise. "
Upon behalf of the members of the class of
June, 1922, who are about to "break camp at
Tech,', 1, being of mature age, and of unusually
sound mind, and being intrusted with this
mournful task, do hereby indict this, our last
will and testament.
The following may seem but trifiing bequests,
but we hope they may be accepted, not as worth-
less things carelessly given away, but as valu-
able assets to those who may receive them.
VVe give and bequeath to theJanuary seniors,
our knowledge of books, our pep, and our school
VVe also bequeath to the honorable January
class, our ability as office messengers. ,
VVe give and bequeath to our beloved prin-
cipal, lNffIr. Stuart, our sincere affection, our
heartiest gratitude, and the unlimited wealth
of our eternal memory.
To the faculty, we give our heartiest appre-
ciation and thanks for their helpful instructions.
They have all done their duty, and now shall
they have their well-earned reward.
Harry Hungate and George Curran leave
their unequaled ability as milk drinkers to
Vlfillard Dunbar and Henry Devaney.
James Hatton requests that his spring fever
be left to Robert Nelson.
hfartha Sillery bequeaths her charming and
gentle voice to Dorothy Drake.
Doyle Jessup requests that his bean pole
corduroys be left to his brother, 1Xf1onta Jessup.
Dorothy Ryker, Josephine Rogers, and Helen
Lauter leave their 'fmake-upi' tleft from the
senior playj to the school in order that the long
porch of the Barracks may be painted.
Olin Hatton requests that his success in
breaking into line in the lunchroom be given to
any one who can get by with it.
Charlotte Lewis leaves her great quantity of
love letters to Sarah Kimmick.
Laura Fessler, Iris Hopper, and Ruth Hulse,
all A+ students, leave their zeal for work to
every individual remaining at Tech.
Robert Hiner, Loren Clouds, Amert Clifton,
and John Yancey will their playful habits to
Darrell Davies, Harold Bailey, Fred Huffman,
and Edward Ragland.
Hilda Smith requests that her cunning and
attractive smile be given to Catherine Phipps.
James Pebworth requests that his arguing
personality be left to Virgil VVilliams.
Francis Sommer wishes that his unusual gift
of kidding the girls be given to Donald Bruce.
VVe are glad that this is so for Donald is such
THE ARSENAL CANNON 29
an innocent little boy that we feel he needs more
education in that line.
Niles Hiatt wills his superfluous avoirdupois
to Mae Turner.
Sara Frances Downs, our popular social lead-
er, bequeaths her auburn hair and worn-out
pink sunbonnet to lylarion Baden.
Joe York requests that his bashfulness with
the opposite sex be given to Frances Spahr.
Frances frankly admits that she likes the boys.
To Harriet Stout, Dorothy Griggs leaves her
Velma Slack and Catherine lXlcCoy will their
ability of getting dates with pretty boys to An-
nette Van Sickle, and Emma hlueller whose
sole ambition in life is to have one date at least.
Robert Nipper, the boy wonder of Tech, be-
queaths his career as a "dumb-bell" to Parks
Harold Van Bussum's easy going and lan-
guid manner is willed to James Day, for we
have heard that at times James is quite rash
Hubert Garrison requests that the close shave
by which he gets through Tech be given to Ted
Nichols. He says Ted's mustache seems to de-
mand something of the sort.
To Rolla Willy is left the valuable pitching
arm of Carlyle Ewing.
To Helena Sieloff, the "laughing wonder", is
given the frivolous yet impressive, smile of
The naturally rosy cheeks and complexion
of June Cagwin are willed to Culasa Kinna-
man, for with the high price of chemicals we
fear that Culasa will go "broke"
Sherwood Blue requests that his love for the
ladies be given to hlorton Cox who, we fear,
is a confirmed woman hater.
Byron llioods, Noble Adams, Robert Schetter,
lylartha Lukens, and other "dumb-bells" re-
quest that their "ignorance is bliss" policy be
locked in an air-tight case and be placed on ex-
hibition at the Blind School.
Harry Ice leaves his coolness to Morris Sel-
Jack Velsey, who wears corduroy trousers
extremely belled, wills his false teeth to Frank
VVilson so that Frank may use them, in his
less active life, when he will have nothing to do
but to satisfy his unequaled appetite.
Glen Gray, the speed demon of Tech, will
give Nlvallace Reid a little competition in the
500-mile race this year.
Dick lNlills, a second Socrates, wills his ora-
torical mind to Lee Vlioods.
Shelby hlinter wills his vamping red Ford,
which has broken many a fair lady's heart, to
The black bowl derby hat of Arthur Gest is
given to Chester Peterson who will from now on
be decorated with this distinguished "nut-gar-
George Van Dyke and Louis Steinmetz, two
bookworms of Tech, will their spongy minds to
hlarcella Smith ls ability to use baby talk and
childish actions for the pleasure of the boys is
handed down to Virginia Patter.
Charles hlurphy, the well known politician,
wills his worn-out career to Vltlilliam Lewis. VVe
hope Bill will become a noted auctioneer.
Charles Goble's reputation as the cutest and
wildest boy inTech we will to Frederick Sanders.
Marybelle Baker bequeaths her literary abili-
ty to Edwin Plum.
Vernon Carlin and Harold Harris, two of our
brightest students, desire that a few A-l-'s be
given to Morris Selvage and Charles William-
Bradley Haight, Tech's "blushing rosew,
wills his unassuming manner to Kathryn Pangle.
To the future Choral Society is left the melo-
dious but not harmonious voices of John Rohm,
Charles Robertson, and Stewart Cline.
Brewer Graham, Paxton Unger, and hlorris
Greenburg, bequeath their athletic ability to
Frances Gray wills her spirit and loyalty to
all future Tech.
lYith this mournful task completed, this, the
will of the June Senior Class of 1922, is signed
sealed, and published upon this seventh day of
CSignedj Albert Knox.
"Wie build the ladder by which we rise, "
From our Technical campus toward the skies,
Upward and onward ever our aim,
To the unknown heights which we may attain.
As rung by rung we are building true,
lVe know, dear Tech, there is none but you
That could give us foundations so safe and
For our ladder of life that we travel on.
Students will come-year after year-
And honor our school which we hold so dear,
But none more loyal and none more true
To Tech, than her class ofjune, '22.
30 THE ARSENAL CANNON
June 7th, 19-14. Final arrangements for
broadcasting by radio, information concern-
ing the various careers of the illustrious mem-
bers of the June, 1922 class of Arsenal Tech-
nical high school, have been conpleted. The
news will be broadcasted from Station ATS at
nine o'clock tonight.
It was the reading of this item that electri-
fied the group of silent soldiers seated around
the camp-fire at Camp Tech. In an instant
someone was adjusting the 'phones of his head
set, was starting the tuning process in the re-
ceiving circuit, was varying the vario-coupler
to increase or decrease the inductance, was
throwing in the antenna condenser to obtain
correct wave length, was increasing or de--
creasing plate voltage in the detector tube to
varying plate voltage rheostat, was changing
transformer on first amplifying circuit to in-
crease sound in audio-frequency circuit, was
cutting out second audio-amplifying section as
signals were strong, ATS using large power
out-put, was changing filament current on all
tubes by varying battery resistance, was in-
creasing the impedance in ration to vacuum
tubes, was adjusting the set to his liking, was
getting the first news.
Robert Nipper, most exalted president of
June '22, is chief saxaphonist of the New York
Qur vice-president, Dorothy Griggs, has
become a second George Eliot, having devel-
oped a literary talent late in life. Her recent
publication, "Calib Baileyf' is a character
portrayal of the noted scientist whose name
entitles the novel. Catherine lNTcCarthy, her
efficient secretary, aided in the necessary re-
Harry Hungate, prompted by his tremen-
dous success as king in the senior play, has
made himself king of 'fAny South Sea Islef'
Glen Gray, who barely escaped the voracious
mouths of the cannibals by his fleetness of
foot, recently brought the message that his be-
loved cousin, Bob Gray, had been devoured.
Joe Geiger, the noted social reformer, has
been sent to reprove King Harry and to civil-
lize the natives.
Sherwood Blue is owner of the Star, the only
weekly paper in Hitchi Kee, Kansas. Leonard
Pearson is editor-in-chief. Features of this
paper are the disclosures made by Hilda Smith
on "The Development of Dramatic Art" and
the fiery articles on uThe Open Shopi' by
Louis Fults. Elsa Rottler writes articles on
etiquette for the farmers.
lXfladame Esther Dux has established an ex-
clusive shop on Fifth Avenue, New York.
Assisting her as fashion models are hffartha
Flowers, Tirzah Johnston, and Dorothy
Frank Atkins, owing to his pleasing per-
sonality and attractive appearance as well
as his experience as chairman of the pin and
ring committee, makes an excellent salesman
for Tiffany and Company.
The Broadway Theatrical station tells us
that Hazel Farris is making a circuit of Keith's
Theatres with her famous poem "I Gotta
Rock", that Leonard Swartz and Frances
Thrun have danced their way to world fame,
Leonard as a classic dancer, and Frances as a
ballet dancer, that George Curran, the great
female impersonator, has attained fame equal
to that of Julian Eltinge, and is now playing
the part of little Eva in the revised version of
f'Lfncle Tom's Cabin", that Jess Adkins, who
plays the part of Uncle Tom, dyed his curls
for the occasion, that Doyle Jessup and
lXlelville Lyman are making a great hit in
lhlutt and Jeff, that Tommy Greenburg now
holds the same place in the hearts of the fair
sex that Rudolph Valentino held in the days
of old-way back in '22, that Charles Goble,
due to his natural talents, has become chief
clown in Ringling Brother's Circus, that our
charming, dark-eyed Charles Robertson is one
of the social lights of Greenwich Village, that
James Hatton, after many years of toil, has
his name blazing on Broadway, that Loretta
Gtto, Helen Lauter and Alice Eberhardt assist
him in the chorus, that Noble Adams is
starring as lVallace Reid's double in 'fThe
Voice in the Fog."
Harriet Eakins is president of the Psychical
Research Society. Among those deeply inter-
ested in her theory are La Donna Lamb, and
Rebecca Pitts, professors of psychology at
Vassar and Vlfellesley, respectively.
After constant association with lNIiss
Thuemler, hffarcella Smith has chosen as her
career the position of Dean of VVomen at
Laura Fessler is a dashing young widow at
Palm Beach. Among those who golf and tea
with her each day are the millionaires,
Carlos Davis and Richard lylay.
Louis Steinmetz has established a record
THE ARSENAL CANNON 31
of fifteen seconds for the quarter mile dash.
Louis confides that he learned that the rate
of speed practiced at Tech would never do.
From the political station at Washington
we learn the following: Helene Cooper, as
We all knew she would, has developed into
a powerful political orator of the Republican
party of which Charles lNIurphy is the nominee
for president. Their activities are centered
against George Strassler, the Democratic
nominee, George Buxton, newly appointed
judge of the Supreme Court, has just made
the decision that all schools of the United
States must be co-educational.
Charles Shugert has accumulated great
wealth in the Advertising business. In his
recent article "How I became Successful",
published in the American, Charles attributes
his success to the excellent training received
at Tech. '
Albert Knox is a noted lawyer whose
specialty is drawing up wills. Al was infiuen-
ced to select this career by the great success
of the class will.
Hope Carter is the stern, overpowering
chief of women police in Chicago. Two of
her most excellent aides are jeannetta NVatson
and XVilma Nlikesell.
After many years of experimenting Bob
Hiner recommends his improved brand of
Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Bob has establish-
ed a large factory just outside of Pittsburg
and is rapidly accumulating great wealth.
The Board of School Commissioners of
Indiana have recently adopted hIelvyn lXIc-
Coy's'fHigh School Algebra" for use in the
Katherine IXIcCoy, whose voice has such
volume, ably fills the place of the long be-
Fred Marschke still continues to take life
easy. He may be seen at any time lunging
in one of the Meridian Street clubs.
Jack Velsey has hurdled and Brewer
Graham has pole-vaulted to dizzy heights in
the business world.
Pauline Sellers is a stern and strict professor
in Zoology at Butler University.
joy and gloom in the guise of Clin Hatton
and Nfiles Vance, respectively, are still globe
Sarah Downs married Lord "IVhat-you-
call-itf' of "NVhat you-call-it lXIanor," a
beautiful ancestral castle in England where
she leads in society.
Franklin Booth has decided that it would
be to his advantage to join forces with Lewis
Dunkin, another Indiana Artist.
Edward Troy has established "The Unique
Troy Cafeteria f' in Gosport. IXfIargaret Karst,
the noted dietitian, is his able assistant in
preparing chicken dinners for tourists. james
Bell hangs around because, as of old, he has
nothing else to do.
Coach Pax Unger of Purdue sends his orders
for athletic equipment to Schetter and Garri-
son Sporting Goods Company.
Stuart Cline who raises swine in Iowa
received the prize for the best hog in the
country. lNIarie Huber, the scientist, who
found a cure for cholera, got her specimens for
study from hlr. Cline.
Herman Dlsen after many years of patient
practice at last receives first ranking in golf.
Robert Cook, a ladies' tailor, is much patron-
ized by the "-LOU".
lXlary Black has toiled long and arduously
on her preparation for removing freckles and
finally has received a patent by showing the
wonderful results obtained by Merle Scott.
In spite of the fact that inclement weather
was the cause of postponing Rose Day, several
times, when the exercises were held they
proved very successful and enjoyable.
Cornet Solo, Flower Song Guffavf Lang
Dorothy Swift, LaPosa Boles,
The Rose, Legends
Leonard E. Pearson
Junior Glee Club
Dr. O. S. Coffin
The Rose of lNIay
Planting Roses presented by Dr. O. S. Coffin
Robert Nipper, President
Flute Solo, Serenade Tit!
lXIilo H. Stuart, Principal
Brass Quintette Spring Serenade
XVayne VanSickle, Irvin Carlin, Frank XYhite,
David Wilkinson, YVendell Hickman
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Prologue. ........, ..,.......,.. F rank Atkins
Ye who have read with keen pleasure the tales
of the ljast long ago,
Ye who love romance and beauty, the trial of
friend and of foe,
List to the tale of the princess, and note well the
grace and the charm,
The frolic, the deep mystic orient, nor feel for
the suitors, alarm,
For this lightsome, fantastic old tale, hailing
forth from fairies' own air
Brings beauty and youth and adventure, bespe-
aking this orient fair.
Calaf, Prince of Astrakhan . .. . .Sherwood Blue
Barak, his servitor.. .......,. .... J ohn Rohm
Vaga- J Capocomico ..... Klorris Greenburg
bond I Pantaloon ..... ...... D oyle Jessup
players J Scaramoche ......... Robert Cook
from 1 Punchinello. ....... Robert Nipper
Italy J Harlequin .... ..... 5 Jack Yelsey
Altoum, the Emperor.. ........ Harry Hungate
, . . . . . . . .Hilda Smith
Turandot, his daughter
Zelima, servant to Turandot. , .Helene Cooper
Chang, chief guard. ,. ...... lYilliam Holtzman
Beggars: Carlos Davis, Richard hlay,
Peasants: Wilma Klikesell, Katherine
Fillmore, Gertrude Binder, Helen Lauter,
Soldiers: Edward Troy, Robert Hiner
Kenneth Hoagland, Harry Bolton, James Bell?
Roydon Van Kleter, Harry Ice, Richard Wiilkins,
Ferdinand Krentler, Francis Summers.
Slaves: Donald Demree, Noble Adams.
Turandot's Attendants: Sarah F. Downs,
Dorothy Ryker, Jeannette Xlany, Josephine
Altoum's Attendants: Charles Robertson,
Lewis Steinmetz, Leonard XVinklehaus,
Charles Shugart, Frank Atkins.
Dancers: Hazel Farris, Xlarcella Smith,
Tirzah Johnson, Daisy Folkerth, hlartha
Flower, Frances Thrun, Josephine Buenting.
Singer: James Hatton.
Business Rlanager ........... Leonard Pearson
Assistant ..... .............. K James Pebworth
Advertising Klanager .......,. Charles Shugert
Assistant Advertising llanager ........
.................Sarah Francis Downs
Klistresses of the 'Wardrobe ..........
.... .Gertrude Binder, Klarybelle Baker
Klasters of the Wardrobe .......... .
Harold Yan Bussum, Kenneth Hoagland
Properties ..... Richard hlay, Charles Klurphy
Play Committee... . .Robert Sherer, Chairman,
Gladys Bell, Klilford XlcDonald, Nlarian
Hurst, Caleb Bailey.
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Each year the senior play, we all agree, is
the best one that has been given and this year's
was no exception. It wasn,t a rollicking play
such as the January seniors presented, but a
play whose charm and subtlety, well inter-
preted, made it enjoyable.
The story tells of a young princess, Turandot,
who falls in love with a beggar to whom she
throws a rose. Later on, rather than marry
anyone but her lover, she begs permission of
her royal father, Altoum, that she may require
of each suitor an answer to her three riddles.
Failing, the suitor loses his head. Time passes
and the beggar has not reappeared: Turandot
grows unhappy, more heads are lost. When
the year has all but passed, there appears at
her father's court a jester, Capocomico, with
his vagabonds, who, to a distracted ruler,
promises the return of health to Turandot if
Capocomico may reign one day. AThe king
agrees, and Capocomico promises to find
Turandot's lover and happiness.
As it chances, the beggar with another of his
clan,was then outside the gates and as Turandot
passes they recognize each other and promptly
swoon. Capocomico scents a secret. The
beggar, really a royal youth and a one time
enemy of Altoum, decides to try his skill at
answering riddles. Through Capocomico's aid,
he answers the riddles and thus wins the right
to wed her. She, still loving the beggar and
not knowing that the beggar and the successful
suitor are one, refuses and begs a release from
a marriage against her will. Calaf agrees to
release her if she can learn his name. Through
help, Turandot learns it and tells Calaf his
name and sends him away. But fortunately
she learns that Calaf and her beggar of the
rose are one. Capocomico yields the throne to
the Emperor, again Turandot and Calaf love
as only romance would have them.
Capocomico, Harlequin, and the other vaga-
bonds, with their eternal spirit of youth,
leave Cathay in search of further romance,
content with the whimsical pay-the happiness
Truly it was a delightful evening, with all
the pleasureamake-believe world could pro-
vide. Each member of the cast deserved so
much credit that it is difficult not to mention
the girls who were lovely ladies-in-waiting,
the martial-looking soldiers, the graceful
dancers, James Hatton, the singer, the
beggars, Harlequin, Punchinello, Scaramouche,
and Pantaloon who especially delighted the
audience with their antics.
The parts of Turandot, the Emperor, Calaf,
Capocomico, Barak, Chang, and Zelima were
splendidly taken as the following clipping
"The outstanding stars in the large cast were
hfliss Hilda Smith as Turandot, daughter of
Altoum, an oriental emperor, the story being
laid in Cathay, Sherwood Blue, a remarkable
facile, though youthful, lover in the romantic
part of Calaf, hflorris Greenburg as Capoco-
mico, and Harry Hungate as Altoum, the em-
slack Yelsey as Harlequin, Robert Nipper as
Punchinello, Robert Cook as Scaramouche, and
Doyle -lessup as Pantaloon, all comrades of Cap-
ocomico in a band of vagabond players, sup-
plied a large part of the comedy, and carried
their amusing parts with a freshness and gusto
that delighted the audience. hliss Helene
Cooper, as Zelinia, added a quiet touch of
wit and comedy in her running dialogue with
her mistress, Princess Turandot.
John Rohm was good in a minor part, the
faithful servant of Prince Calaf. Vllilliam Holtz-
man was adequately solemn as Chang,an ex-
tremely elongated 'chief guard., Blames Hatt-
on sang an incidental number with good effect".
Those of us who comprise the audience at a
Tech play and marvel at the scenic effects
rarely appreciate the fact that the spectacular
setting so furnished in detail is a home product.
For this last play, all the stage properties,
settings and everything were designed by hir.
Chelsea Stewart. The wooden properties were
made under the direction of hlr. Jones by
Earl Springer, Elba Castor, Harold Hager,
Robert Gregg, Edward Strack, Paul Glaubke,
Robert Burt, and assisted by the 1 and 2,
and 3 and -l hours woodworking classes.
The swords, spears, and the metal pieces
were made by hlr. Schaefer. The elaborate
costumes were made and designed by the Art
department who, with the assistance of a sew-
ing woman, were able to have all the work done
at school. The following teachers designed and
developed the costumes for the following: Nliss
Bard, the Emperor, Nliss Stebbins, the
Prince, Mrs. Allen, the Princess and Zelima.
The dancers' costumes were designed by
hliss Stebbins and executed by hfliss Hirsch and
hliss Roberts. The girl attendants' robes were
done in like manner. Peasants and beggars
wore costumes by hliss Jasper.
Miss Kaltz selected music particularly
appropriate for the various scenes in the play
and for the dancing, which was beautifully
given. Miss Abbett had trained the dancers
whose steps were very lovely.
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36 THE ARSENAL CANNON
Q Suzhou!! Zllirahitinmz
"No school is a rfal school unless it has
traditions." How often have you heard that
quoted. f'Tradition" suggests a e-years of
service and stability. It makesgone picture
moss covered buildings in which pranks of all
lsgorts,bstatefly ceremonies, and old time customs
ave een eatured.
Tech has the traditional buildings, but the
school itself is only ten years oldg it has not
had much time in which to develop traditions,
it has used all of its time and energy simply in
But in spite of its lack of age, Tech has
traditions, as these histories will prove, so
Tech can lay claim to being a real school.
The Zfaistutp of Uliecbnital Suite
The events by which a beautiful wooded tract
of approximately 76 acres has become the per-
manent site ofa high school constitute a story
filled with historical and legal interest. The
preservation of this beauty spot of nature in the
heart of Indianapolis and its transformation
from a military arsenal to a peaceful high
school is certainly a triumph.
In 1861 Governor lX1orton established a state
Arsenal on this tract for the purpose of supply-
ing munitions to Indiana regiments in the
Civil iVar. However, on July 11, 1862,
Congress passed an act providing for a National
Arsenal at Indianapolis. Consequently-"A be-
autiful tract of wooded land, one and one-half
miles east of the city of Indianapolis, containing
75.14 acres was purchased for 835,000"-as the
record says, such was the direct origin of our
present Technical High School site.
On April 8, 1864, the government took over
what was the Indiana Arsenal and immediately
began to make improvements on the grounds.
The main building, known as the Arsenal or
Storehouse, bearing the date 1865, was built
first, and the building of the oHicer's residence,
artillery building, and powder magazine follow-
ed. The barn, the west residence, the guard-
house, gateway, and power house were erected
from 1869 to 1893. All these buildings were
made of the best materials, pressed brick and
limestone. The present fine condition of the
buildings after years of use is due to the excel-
lent materials and workmanship put into them.
A After the Spanish-American war the Arsenal
declined rapidly until in 1902. it was offered for
sale at the price of 8154,000. On March 27, 1903
the property was sold at public auction to five
trustees, and the last gun was fired from the
Arsenal at sunrise, April 3, 1903. On Novem-
ber 8, 190-1, a school ,the lVinona Technical
Institute, was established. This organization
failed in a few years, however, and a receiver
was appointed in March, 1910. At this time,
the Board of School Commissioners expressed
their wish to conduct a Technical School on
hfluch trouble arose in lawsuits, but the judge
awarded the property to the Board of School
Commissioners to conduct a school on the site.
The Supreme Court of Indiana, which had to
uphold this decree, did not give final, favorable
judgment until lXfIay 22, 1916, now celebrated
as Supreme Day.
Students had been going to the Technical
School since 1912, in more or less disorder, but
when the final decree was given the Board of
School Commissioners immediately began to
make improvements to make Tech a permanent
And so our Tech became the great, wonderful
school We have now instead of a National
Arsenal. Brandt Steele.
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Euilhing Growth at Zllietb
Tech was originally used as a school for the
overflow from the other high schools but it soon
became an independent school and grew so fast
that it has been almost impossible to construct
buildings fast enough to provide for the increas-
ingly large enrollment. In 1912 when the old
Arsenal grounds were purchased by the School
Board there Were, on the estate, but six build-
ings suitable for school use, the Barn, the
East Residence, the Arsenal, YVest Residence,
the Artillery Building, and the Barracks.
In the year 1912-13, the first year of Tech's
existence, the enrollment was but three hundred
forty-seven pupilsg by the year 1916 to 1917 the
student body had grown to the size of two
thousand twentyg and by 1921-1922 the enrol-
lment was over FOUR THOUSAND.
Accordingly, it became necessary for the
School Board to erect the first new building,
the Annex, which was completed in the spring
of 1917. This building, having twenty recitat-
ion rooms, was originally intended for a shop
annex, but at the time it was built, class rooms
were in such great demand that it was planned
in such a way that it could be used for that pur-
pose. However, the fact that it was supposed
to become, some day, a shop annex was kept in
mind in its construction so that with a minim-
um of remodeling, it could become a thorough-
ly equipped shop.
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At about the time that the Annex was built
the school had added to its six buildings another
most important building, the firstlunch room,
which gave the students, as well as the faculty,
a very desirable place to dine. For several
years this building has also served as an audito-
rium. For four years the student army grew
and expanded until it included in its ranks
THIRTY-EIGHT HUNDRED students. The
R. O. T. C. boys had to be housed, so they were
given a splendid new Armory. About the time
that the Armory was completed and ready
for use it became known that Tech was to be
given more up-to-date, beautiful school build-
ings. In 1920 the ground was broken between
the Barn and the East Residence, and after a
year the NIain building costing very near to
51,500,000 was added to the nine buildings.
It included ONE HUNDRED recitation
rooms, a new OFFICE, and a HOSPITAL.
This building will be used for the teaching of
applied science, household arts and drafting.
To the west of the quadrangle a 31,000,000
Shops and Gym building was erected. These
new buildings have made Tech one of the larg-
-est and best housed schools in the country.
In addition to our buildings we have our own
athletic field. The football season of 1921-22
initiated this 215,000 athletic field, which not
only gives to the boys a splendid place to train
and to hold meets, but gives to the whole school
an open air gathering place.
In 1920 the government held the Arsenal
grounds and fixtures at only S15-1,000 while the
School Board in 1922 estimates the value of
Tech in MILLIONS of DOLLARS. Is this not
enough to prove that our grand Tech is march-
ing on and that some day not far off TECH will
be the LARGEST and BEST SCHOOL IN
THE LAND? Ferdinand Nferhlich.
In the forefront of this historical campus,
the buildings erected by the federal government
stand as a monument to commemorate the
loyal devotion of Indiana to the cause of the
Union in the Great Conflict of the sixties.
These buildings, once devoted to the manuf-
acture of instruments that symbolize destruc-
tion, are now dedicated to good will, hearty
co-operation, and the arts of peace, found in
their present service to our country, in the edu-
cation of its youth.
Beginning with 1912 these Civil YVar build-
ings, by becoming institutions of learning,
took on their new aspect. Now we find them
used for the following purposes.
The Arsenal houses the United Typothetx
School of America, the Domestic Art and Com-
mercial departments, the library, bicycle room
and book store.
The Barracks has the Home Economics,
science, and music departments.
The Artillery building houses the faculty
and the student lunch-rooms, the institutional
cookery department, the pattern shop, foundry,
and shops for building trades.
The Barn is the home of the Latin and agri-
The east Commandant's residence is used for
The west Commandantis residence is the
headquarters for the hffilitary department and
for the school paper, the ARSENAL CANNON.
The Guard House is now the Night school
The Powder lXfIagazine is used for the storage
of military supplies.
The Electrical building has the electrical
In 1916, the Annex, an emergency building
used for class purposes and for the mechanical
drawing department, was added.
In 1920-22, two new buildings and an athle-
tic field were added. These complete the first
unit in the plans for Greater Tech.
The lXIain building houses the officesg the
health and hygiene room, laboratories for bota-
any, zoology and physiography, the art dep-
artmentg a department for trade extension, and
The Shop building has three sections. CU In
the power house is a battery of three boilers,
sterling type, 2-100 horse power, and a coal
breaker with a capacity of twelve carloads.
This plant gives heat, power, and light for the
present school system, with enough power for
future expansion. C29 The science wing has
seven large, modern physics and chemistry
laboratories. C35 The centre section has a boy's
and a girl's gymnasium, vocational shops in
machine shop practice, auto-construction,
sheet metal work, forging,and plumbing classes.
The athletic field was built by the athletic
association without public help, at a total cost,
to date, of 515,000 In the preparation of it,
twenty-seven hundred yards of dirt were used
for the gridiron, and forty carloads of cinders
for the one-fourth mile Cinder track which has
a two hundred twenty straight-away, thirty-
two feet wide. Permanent bleachers, with a
seating capacity of five thousand,are built
along one side of the field. The entire field is
enclosed by a substantial iron fence.
38 THE ARSENAL CANNON
The first ear at nb ilaigb bnbunl
By the spring of nineteen hundred twelve,
hlanual Training High School had become so
crowded that the demand for a new high school
became imperative. The school board selected
the Arsenal grounds, where the Vllinona Trade
School had recently been located, as the logical
place for the location of the new school. On
Friday before school opened, hlr. Stuart, then
also principal of Klanual, called a meeting of
the teachers of the new high school. Instead of
a regular meeting, hlr. Stuart brought the
teachers out to the Arsenal grounds. The
grounds were beautiful on that autumn day,
the grass untrammeled by human feet, formed
a background for numerous rose beds, clumps
of peonies, and lilac bushes. Flower beds
bordered the road from the gate.
The buildings on the grounds then were the
two residences, used as boarding houses, the
artillery building, housing a huge perpetual
motion machine, and the barracks, filled with
tile and junk. The barn was just as left by the
army. In the basement were the stalls for the
horses and above those a huge loft filled with
hay. The tiny windows which have since been
walled up were so covered with grime and cob-
Webs that it was almost impossible to look
through. The first floor of the Arsenal con-
tained the Print Shop, the third, the Pharmacy
School, while the second floor was to house the
new high school. Vlihat a scene met the eye
here! Dirt, lumber, tools, workmen busily
putting up partitions to mark off rooms, formed
a confused and chaotic picture. It seemed that
the high school could not start for weeks.
On hflonday morning, September eleventh,
one hundred and eighty-three eager boys and
girls assembled but found a school without desks,
seats, or blackboards. hrlr. Stuart sent them
all home and told them to come back in a few
days. Technical High School started with
three roll rooms A, B, C, now -I, 5, 6, and eight
teachers: hir. Anderson, hfliss Binninger, hlr.
Hanna, Nliss jasper, lVIiss lVIcCullough, lVIiss
Shover, Nlr. Spear, lXfIr. Yenne.
The school had eight periods the first year,
from eight-fifteen to three o'clock,with lunch
for everybody from eleven-thirty to twelve-
thirty. Wlhere do you suppose Tech's first
"Beanery" was? In the little guard house
near the entrance. Here was a small counter
where soup and sandwiches were dispensed.
VVith soup bowl in one hand and sandwich in
the other, the friendly trees offered shade and
shelter for the rest of the lunch hour.
The faculty ate around an old table in the
hall of the second floor of the Arsenal. lThat
with Bliss Binninger's inability to peel an
orange without blinding hilr. Anderson, lX'Iiss
jasper's spilling a bottle of milk in her lap, hfliss
hIcCullough's jokes, and Bliss Shover's hearty
laugh, those lunch hours were a joyousxoc-
The favorite sport of the students during the
lunch hour was hunting snakes. It was no
uncommon thing to see a dozen snakes brought
in as a result of the Nlonday hunt-some alive,
some dead. Wlith those that were captured
alive, frightened girls were chased all over the
campus. Woe be unto the girl or teacher that
showed the least fear! The boys took great
delight in hiding snakes in their pockets and
then producing them at the most unexpected
and inauspicious moment. Miss Shover
prayed for one hour of St. Patrick, when she
found a snake darting his head at her, on
opening her desk.
The Pharmacy boys who had the floor above
loved to play pranks, too. Their favorite sport
was to attach a piece of hose to a water faucet,
bring the hose through the ceiling and splash!
an algebra class was dry no longer!
At first Tech had no school paper. The
"NIanual Booster" devoted about a column to
Tech in every issue. But "Baby Techu Cas-
they called usl soon outgrew the single column
and started its own paper of which lNIiss Shover
had charge. On December ninth, 1912, during
roll call time, Edward Owen dressed as a
Colonial town crier and ringing a bell, sum-
moned all to room 4 with calls of "Hear Ye!
Hear Ye!" The first issue of the paper "Hear
Ye" was now read. Once a week after this
the paper, written entirely by hand, was read
to the entire student body.
INIr. Stuart was principal of both lNIanual
and Technical. He came to Tech once or twice
a week. At the Christmas party given by the
students every teacher received a gift. Mr.
Stuart's was a toy automobile with a note
attached expressing the wish that he would use-
this machine to come to Tech oftener. Mr.
Stuart took the hint and bought himself a
In those days the ofiice was nothing but an
old-fashioned roll top desk in the hall of the
second floor of the Arsenal.
THE IXRSENAL CANNON Q9
An orchestra was organized under the di-
rection of lXIr. A. hlontani. Due to lack of
room, this orchestra practiced at the homes of
the various members. Those of you who re-
member the diminutive size of Klr. Klontani
will appreciatea telegram sent by him to the
school signed, 'LA lXIountain.',
The second semester a few more rooms were
added to accommodate about one hundred and
forty new pupils and five new teachers, of
these hlr. Craig and hliss hlcloauglilin are
still with us.
One of the chief characteristics of the Tech
faculty at this time was their capacity for
celebrating bithdays and all other holidays.
On hfr. Anderson's birthday he was presented
with a doll dressed as a chorus girl, because he
insisted on calling the girls in chorus, "chorus
A never-to-be-forgotten event was the "kids"
party at Miss Shover's house. Bliss Jasper
and hflr. Stark proved unduly obstreperous
knocking down each other's houses built of
On another occasion the entire faculty took
Miss Binninger to the circus. Her education
had been sorely neglected because she had
never been to a circus! The crowd went early,
viewed all the animals, fed the monkeys, ate
peanuts and drank pink lemonade.
Again, the faculty visited Taggart's bakery.
Here lVIr. Anderson and Miss Binninger dis-
tinguished themselves by the number of dough-
nuts they ate. lVIr. Anderson even wrapped
one up and took it home. Miss Shover be-
came corrupted enough to take some crackers
from the cracker-barrel and stuff them in her
pocket. lNfIiss Jasper and hliss KIcCullough
blushed with shame at the greediness of the
Wlhen the faculty went through Lillyls they
carried off all kinds of samples, which unfor-
tunately were not edible. Miss Binninger had
mercy on the hungry crowd and invited them
to her house for a spread. They had "delicious"
candy stuffed with cardboard. It was April
In the spring of 1913 school closed for a few
days because of the flood. Wlhen Technical re-
opened April the seventh, it had a flood of
visitors, due to the fact that Tech had its own
water supply, it could reopen before the other
The students decided about this time to
enhance the beauty of the grounds still more.
Each class took some part of the grounds and
either took care of old flower beds or put in
new ones. The joy of this was that seeds were
planted, rakes and hoes were wielded during
class time! No wonder enthusiasm ran high!
The school gardens in the northwest part
of the grounds were divided into plots IZXIUO
feet and distributed among the students. Every
evening and Saturdays, boys and girls busily
tended their gardens and later had the pleasure
of selling their products. One fourth of the
entire amount sold went to the school, the other
three-fourths belonged to the pupil.
Though joy and fun marked the first year
at Technical, it was also marked by unusually
fine work, sincerity of effort and real achieve-
ment along scholarship lines. The Honor Roll
ranged from l5.3SQTQ, to 2892,-more than one-
fourth of the school on the Honor Roll.
The spirit that was developed at Tech the
first year would be hard to duplicate any
where. It was a spirit of loyalty, industry,
co-operation and good fellowship. The friend-
ships that have been developed both among
students and teachers have lasted to this very
day. In spite of hardships, handicaps, diffi-
culties, these pioneers in this great educational
experiment worked joyously and successfully.
Bday the spirit of joy in work remain at Tech-
nical always! NI. B,
Gut iBook Store
No story of TECH is quite complete today
without some mention of the Book Store.
It fills a need that is important. The students
may buy almost anything from a text-book
to a pen point or paper clasp, without leaving
Each semester the Book Store comes nearer
supplying the entire school than it did the
semester before, and for that reason the business
has grown at a rate even greater than that of
The Book Store at first was nierely a dis-
tributing station for the store at KIANUAL, but
like every other department of the school, it
was soon a rushing stream out of its banks, and
methods were changed to meet the needs.
Now we can boast ofa set of records and files
that indicate that the Book Store has become
not only a vital part of the school's existence,
but a real business institution.
live can no longer depend on student help
alone, but must have an assistant who is on
duty from the moment the money is put into
the cash drawer in the morning, until cash is
balanced at the close of the day.
At all times it is here to serve the school.
411 THE ARSENAL CANNON
Bu Eau Remember?
1Vay back in 712 when Tech had a guest
Xivhen white curtains graced the windows of
The first lXf'1ay when twenty-five girls and
twenty-seven boys wrestled with spades and
hoes and had regular gardens on the campus.
Wlhen Lehman Holliday was our first yell
Gr when the sewing department made all the
costumes for the class plays?
Wlhen Edward Owen gave a party for the
Senior boys? Wionder whose home would hold
all the senior boys of the '22 class.
How, in 114, the teachers used to celebrate
their birthdays-cakes 'n'everything?
The CANNONlS first slogan, 'fEverybody
Works for the paper"? YVhy not revive it?
VVhen Tech had a Parent-Teacher's Asso-
VVhen the tower clock stopped because a
bird had built its nest between the hammer and
The day the Nature Study Club planted the
trees in the old orchard?
The first CANNON contribution box which ap-
peared in Tower Hall?
Vlfhen Tech had no library?
The Indianapolis pageant which Miss God-
dard's English Class wrote, back in '16?
VVhen Roy Magruder was the Tech chicken
in the Educational parade in '16?
The perpetual motion machine in the ar-
1fVhen the agricultural department had an
egg show at Tech?
VVhen Harriet Kahler " busted out into print"
by having a poem "To the Classmen of Tech,"
printed in the CANNON?
When Harold Day and Earl Perkins starred
Vvhen there were fifty members on the
VVhen Hazel BarrOw's name appeared on
every honor roll?
1Vhen Mr. Stuart said, at the first Com-
mencement, "We have special pride in the
fact that the diplomas were printed in the
school's printing shop and are of original de-
Wlieii We journeyed to hfartinsville for the
The demand for another high school in In-
dianapolis was great, and without waiting for
the Supreme Court Decision which was pend-
ing, Mr. Milo Stuart and eight teachers made
it possible for Tech to come into existence.
lXIiss hlarie Binninger taught historyg IWiss
Shover and 1X1r. Hanna, English, INIiss iXfIcCull-
Ough, sewing, lVIiss Jasper, art, Mr. H. H.
Anderson, mathematicsg and hir. Spear and
Mr. Yenne, shop. The first year was full of
trials and tribulations for the faculty and lVIr.
Stuart. Nevertheless, they had time for play
as well as time for work.
In 191-1 the number of students was so large
a library was necessary, so Miss Harter became
Tech's first librarian. At present she has ,six-
teen apprentices and one assistant. In 1916
Miss Farman became the first expression
teacher, at present there are two, Miss
Kletzing and Miss Fogg. lXfIr. Park intro-
duced Public Speaking in 1919, and later
assisted Mr. Speicher in advertising. The Eng-
lish Department is composed of forty-one
teachers with 1VIiss Goddard as head of the
1XfIr. Morgan is head of the history depart-
ment and supervises fifteen history teachers.
In 1918 lXIr. Gorman ushered into the course of
study, American Government. Bliss Binninger
the first history teacher, is still a favorite among
I think the mathematics department must be
very important and busy for I have gone to the
hlathematics Office, R. 49a, 'forty-eleven'
times but alas, I have always found it vacant.
From several of the teachers I have learned
that there are twenty-nine teachers with 1XfIr.
H. H. Anderson, the first Tech math teacher,
as head of the department. During the World
VVar 1VIr. Anderson was a first lieutenant in
the army. VVhile hewas in the service, by
his marriage to lyliss Taylor, Tech had its
first Tech Wedding.
One subject which is of prime importance to
a school is Art. Miss Jasper was the first art
teacher. The art department boasts of nine
teachers and one assistant.
German was the language taught by IXIiss
Binninger in 1914, but Latin, Spanish, and
French are the present languages taught in the
school. The French department which is in-
complete, has only been in existence since 1918.
It has four teachers, one of whom, 1XIiss Jeanne
Badaire, is a native French woman. 1XIiss Stone
and lVIr. Twineham are chairmen of the Latin
department. The teachers of Spanish, another
THE ARSENAL CANNON 41
flourishing department, are lX1iss Aldrige, Miss
Baker, Miss Padou, Mr. Lageman, and Miss.
Physical training has been part of the course
since 1912. lNIiss Smith is still remembered as
the first gym teacher, and an efficient basket
ball coach for the girls. lNIiss H. Abbett and
Miss lNf1cKenzie are the present gym teachers.
Every few weeks we have demonstrations of the
excellent work which they are accomplishing.
Tech has an excellent music department
under the direction of lXfIiss Kaltz, who has
been at Tech since 191-1. The first two years
Mr. Antonio 1V1ontani came once a week to
Tech and taught chorus. Then came Nliss
Kaltz. Besides her, the present music teachers
are hflr. Percival, hlr. Barker, and the Orlofl
Trio, composed of Miss Fern Grloff, violinist,
Miss Genevieve Hughel, cellist, lN1iss Lenore
Sewing-Ah! that is the subject the girls
love, especially when they have such capable
teachers as lyliss h1cCullough, the first Tech
sewing teacher and the chairman of the sew-
ing department. Bliss Church, Miss Barrows,
who was in the first sewing class, Miss Murray,
Miss Ament and Miss Buschman, who also
teaches millinery, are the teachers in this de-
They say cooking is the way to a man's
heart. Tech has a splendid course in cooking.
The girls of Tech have had the privilege of
learning new and scientific methods of cooking
since the fall of 1914, when Miss Staendahl
took charge of both the lunch room and the
cooking classes. There are now four cooking
teachers with hfiss Drury as chairman of the
department. lX4iss Hooker has shown her abil-
ity as a cafeteria manager judging from the
most delicious lunches we may buy any day.
I have talked of the girls but now my thoughts
must turn to the boys. hflr. Yenne taught the
shop work in 191-1-. Now Mr. Grecne is head
of the department. The course has grown un-
til there are eight branches of shop work and
the number of teachers has increased to twenty-
three. The equipment for a Ford Shop has been
purchased by the School Board, but will not
be in operation until next fall, September 1922.
hir. Stair taught the first botany and agri-
cultural classes in 191-1. That first botany class
had twenty studenits enrolledg the ten botany
classes of this yvear have 280 students enrolled,
and four teachers, with lN1r. Cox, the chair-
man of the department. Nfr. Hugh Ackley
started physics and physiology in '19. Now
these departments have 21 teachers with hlr.
Charles Brasey as head of the physics lepart-
ment andrlX'lr. Arthur Hoffman as head of the
agricultural and general science department.
hlr. Amick has entire control in the chemistry
department in the new shop building. This is
the first year of its existence, and lX'lr. Amick is
the only teacher. Zoology, which was also a
1921 addition to the course, has Miss Sayle and
Miss Carringer as its teachers.
Mechanical drawing was taught by Mr.
Yenne in 1912. Now this department has eight
teachers with hflr. Craig as its director.
There are about eight subjects in the present
Commercial Course which was started in 1913
by hir. Everet Lett. Mr. Gillespie is chairman
of the department which has sixteen teachers.
lX1iss Struble was the first dean of girls and
safely guided many girls over diflicult paths.
She was succeeded by Miss Thuemler who has
introduced many splendid innovations which
have made the life of Tech run more smoothly.
lyfiss Hughes, our white gowned nurse, is our
Guardian Angel. Her white medicine chest has
a remedy for every one of our ailments, es-
pecially for the boys who have found her to be
a great necessity in their lives.
In 1912 it seemed a large undertaking for
Mr. Stuart to start a new school. During those
first few years he could give personal attention
to the teachers and pupils. The teachers of
today far outnumber the pupils in 1912. Then
there were 183 students, today there are 194
teachers and -1,322 students. This last year has
been full of new buildings, muddy paths, many
stairs for the students, and papers heaped high
for the teachers to grade. hir. Stuart has stood
at the helm through the years and now he and
the teachers are looking forward to many years
of happiness. VVhat will our present Tech be
like ten years from now? VVe can only wait
and see. Three Cheers for Tech's faculty and
lVlr. Stuart. Anna Ridlen.
just How Old Are They?
So many people have wondered just how
old our buildings are, which ones were built
first, which last. In hlr. Hatf1eld's day book
we found these dates for the completion of the
hlagazine December 1866
East Quarters june 1867
Office june 1867
Store House CArsenalQ August 1867
Barracks August 1869
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Top row: Borcn,BurxzeSS.BHfliQl'.Cl1cnowcth,H. Baker, Craig. Cow, Boggy. Second row: Bader, Anderson. Copple. Butler, Black, Barnett, Antrim,
Bard, Brosey, R. Auble. Third row: Cleveland, Browning, Brtdaire, Church, Bozell, Axtell, Allen, Braden, Clifford, Carrinpcr. Fourth row: Amick,
Beckington, Binninizer, Ament, Dolezal, Barrows, Bowen, Bryan, Brodby, E. Baker, Aldridge. Bottom row: Ahbett, Bentley, Bachman, Buschman,
R. Baker, Brown, Drury, Ashby, Crippen, Burnside
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Top row: johnson, J. Edwards, P. Edwards, Hinshaw, Hughes, Flick,Greene. Second row: Hirsch. Jasper, Eade, Glockner, Kaltz, Eliott, Jones.
Kistler. 'Third row: Johnston, Griffin, Hubbs. Harrison, Kahler, Howe, H. Howe, Hulington. Gorman, Fye. fourth row: jackson, Gilmore, Ewing,
Hoffman, Hendren, Finch, Fogg, Emery, Gillespie Housenfluck. Bottom row: Dutton, Gray, Hanks, Griner, Hornaday, Hasilup, Jungnitsch
Goddard, Hooker Harter
Top row: Nlilholland, Park, Reagan, RlCllliFdSf1ll,LZl1,!t'!Hllllll. Xlort, Klalott, Ireih, ll lXI.irtin, Klarkus, Roberts. Second row: Krickenlverper, Klaves,
Lampcrt, Oertle, Ries. McLean, Pearson, Schellschmidt. jones, Sayle, Percival, Scimenbcrger. Third row: Sanford, Rush. Scliaefer, lninczistcr, Noel
Renard, Medziry, McCullough, Murray, Morgan. Fourth row: Polley, LZLJJCIYI-lI1l'l,S?lY1dS, C. Martirl. Schafer, Louthnn, Pcllens, Lonushorc, Rives
Xlclienzie. Bottom row: Padou, Nfort, Remy, Nlorrow, Potter, lXIcDon.1ld, Robbins. Limerick, Rubf:rtQ, Nimlarid
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Top row: Shinn, Van Aronclonk, Young, W'elchons, Whitcraft, M. H. Stuart. Williams. Teetcrs, Speicher. Second row: Schneider, IQ. XYrir:ht. Tixir e
ham, Zinter, Turpin, Winger, Stewart. True-blood. Third row: Shelley, Shannon, Smith, Thomson, Slattery, Turner. Silver, Wilson. Welch, Skomp
Fourth row: Wlaters, Stone, W1 Wlright, Thatcher, Shaw, Tichenor, Turk, Traub. Thornton, Thuemler. Bottom row: Wlillis, Strain. Stebbins,W'ritl1t
Young, Yandivier, Sturdisvant ,Shover, Sprague. Traylor
Ulietifs Svthuul Paper
THE ARSENAL CANNON
During the ten years of Tech's existence,
her publication has made very great progress.
VVhen this school was first established, it had
no paper, so some of the students subscribed
to the Nlanual "Booster." For a while "The
Booster" set aside one column for Tech, but
later had to take it away, because there was
so much 1X1anual news. In addition to that,
the Techonians were not entirely satisfied
with one column in another schoolis paper.
VVhat they wanted was a paper of their own.
On 1N'1onday, December 2, 1912, Edward
Owen, dressed as a town-crier, read to the school
assembled in Room 4, a hand written paper,
which was called '4The Hear Ye." Since
everyone enjoyed hearing the paper, it was
given a place on the programs for 1N'1onday.
Cartoons for the paper were posted near the
door so that everyone could see them. A staff
was soon chosen and Bliss Shover was made
adviser for she was the originator of the idea.
The next semester a new plan for editing
the paper was adopted. The staff had twenty-
six members, two from each of the thirteen
English classes. Each class edited one number,
and all thirteen together put out a number at
the end of the semester. The two volumes of
the "Hear Ye" contain records of most of
the important events which took place during
the first year of Tech's history. The paper
was truly a complete success.
The next semester there were so many stu-
dents that they filled two assembly rooms.
This fact made it impossible to continue to
have the "Hear Ye" read aloud. But there
were not enough people to pay for the print-
ing of their newspaper. Therefore they had
no publication from September, 1913, to Jan-
But they could not stand to be long with-
out a paper. On February 20, 191-1 the first
printed issue was sold. Of course, the ap-
pearance of a real, printed magazine brought
with it a contest for a name. Of the one
hundred fifty-four suggestions which were
received, Ruth VValfred's "The Cannon" was
chosen. At 1XIiss Shover's suggestion the word
"Arsenal" was inserted. The first two issues
had question marks in the place of a name,
the third had the name "The Arsenal Cannon"
with a large question mark preceding and
following it. Each time, the question marks
became smaller, until, by the time number
six was distributed, they had entirely dis-
appeared. No longer was there any doubt,
Ruth 1Valfred's suggestion had been chosen.
A staff of thirty-four was chosen, and from
this number Lois Stone was elected editor.
The paper was an experiment, butit proved
to be a success, therefore it boomed every
other week for the next six years.
The magazine volume of number seven was
large and beautiful. Since the supreme court
had not yet decided that Tech should become
permanent, and since there was danger of
her being dissolved at any time, 1Y1r. Stuart
requested that an anniversary number, con-
taining summaries of the school's history, be
issued. The cover was ornamented with a
beautiful picture of the alumni pin. Inside
were many pictures of the campus and of the
students, as well as histories of the various
organizations. But on hlay twenty-second
the supreme court decided that Technical
High School fthe vocational schools had not
yet been establishedj should be a perma-
From year to year the CANNON grew
steadily, both in size and in the number of
Beginning with volume five, 1X1iss 1Vilson
became adviser. She was succeeded by 1V1iss
Sengenberger in September 1919. In 1920
the CANNON was made a weekly paper.
This semester, this, the tenth anniversary
number, is issued. It is to be the best and
largest number of the CANNON that has ever
been printed. The paper has grown very
rapidly in the last two years, now over two
thousand people read it every week.
Our paper has never been dependent, even
partially, on advertisements, but has always
been backed and supported by the students,
and the alumni, who still like to hear from
their alma mater, and it has always been printed
as much as possible by the students who are
taking the printing course. These are features
of which any paper should be proud.
It is obvious that Tech's school paper has
shown marked progress in the nine years of
its existence. May it continue to grow during
the rest of its life as it has grown in the first
decade. John L. Spratley.
Jessie Davis-a musical scholar.
Elva Davis is a coming hletropolitan Prima
1 acoustics Elf . IEII--1 -Il-1lli-1--IE!-2-1'.El
mbg lungbfggm A decade has passed and our Tech has
Dogs delight to bark and bite, amassed
And little birds to Sing, A sum total of four thousand stud-
But the joy of girl and boy
Is to eat most everything.
1912 llihen Technical began in fall,
September, nineteen twelve,
Of lunchroom there was not a chair,
So the students helped themselves.
Their lunches they brought every day,
And ate them L' up in Twenty",
For ice cream and pie they could only
But of plain "eats" there was
Then hurrahl hoorayl on one fine day
Began the first lunchroom of all,
In the Guard House wee, it was desti-
ned to be,
So hail our first mess hall.
191-1 But now alas, with such a big class,
hfore room there needs must be,
So a change was made and the lunch-
In the barracks basement, you see.
Now this advanced, the lunchroom
By a startling and fine acquisition,
,Twas a new silver set, mighty fine you
And new dishes and a brand new
1917 1Vhile this was going full tilt, there
was being built
On the Artillery a nice new addition,
And this I will say Qthough 'twas not
in my dayj
1Vas the lunchroom's new pet ambi-
1922 And now just look here, at the start of
The lunchroom just had to expand,
So the shop building was taken and
fixed up and shaken
To make room for the long line to
And the lunchroom so small, now the
best lunchroom of all
ls feeding each one of those students.
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TEcH's FIRST LUNCHROOM
The Behelupment nf ZEecb'5
Not the least important of a school's activities
is its lunchroom service. And surely there is
no finer lunchroom in the country than ours
here at Tech. Visitors are always impressed
by it, and consider it an excellent indication
of our school's size and importance.
The first pupils of Tech did not have the ad-
vantages of a large and improved lunchroom
as we have today. Their dining room was in
the Guard House, which is located near the
entrance of the grounds at Klichigan Street.
The management of this lunchroom was in
charge of a day watchman and his wife. As
there were not many students and teachers,
there were only two or three tables, one candy
counter, and one lunch counter. The food was
cooked in the small room off to the south side,
In a few years the students and faculty in-
creased, and this meant a larger lunchroom,
46 THE ARSENAL CANNON
so it was moved to the basement of the Barracks.
This lunchroom was under the management
of hfliss Drury.
The third lunchroom is the one we now call
Hthe old lunchroom." lt seats about eight
hundred students a period. The fourth lunch-
room is our new one. Both the old and the
new lunchrooms make up Tech's cafeteria
which is under the management of lVIiss Hooker.
The following is the amount of food that our
cafeteria sells each day: from ten to twelve
bushels of potatoes, two hundred pies, two
hundred pounds of meat, six hundred half-
pint bottles of milk, from eighty to ninety
loaves of bread, and from ninety to one hun-
dred gallons of ice cream. Everything sells
for three or five cents a dish. This cafeteria
requires the employment of fifty-seven students
and twenty-nine women.
About three thousand five hundred pupils
lunch in Techls cafeteria each day. The teach-
ers have a separate lunchroom at the north
end of the new lunchroom which is very con-
venient for them. Edward Koskey.
The original idea concerning class colors was
to have each class choose only one color and
to use that with cream. The boys used to
wear a knot of ribbon on their coats to distin-
guish them as seniors while all of the girls
wore middy ties of the class color. It wouldn't
be a bad idea to revive this custom.
Each Senior class used to have arm bands in
the class colors.
There used to be two gavels,one light colored
and one of mahogany. Thus, each Senior class
could have one. The outgoing class would
present the mahogany gavel to the incoming
class at the class day exercises, and the in-
coming class would, in turn, present the light
colored gavel to the semester class just form-
ing. These gavels and boxes were made by
CANNONS used to be distributed through the
roll-rooms by the CANNON agents.
One of the most interesting customs was
Clean-up Day. This would happen every
spring. On the day selected, the tower bell
would ring, all classes would be dismissed, and
each class would clean up the part of the campus
previously allotted to it. Everyone would work
fast and furiously to see who could get the
biggest pile of rubbish. Then, at the stroke of
the bell, all pupils would scurry back to class
and peace would reign once more.
The ffuuking Eepartment
The first cooking class was organized in the
fall of 1914. It was a small class, meeting in
the new laboratory in the Barracks building
and taught by the lunchroom director. The
work was almost entirely the preparation of
foods for the lunchroom.
By the fall of l915,there were two classes
of about eight members each. Those were
still taught by the lunchroom director, but
the foods were prepared individually, rather
than for the lunchroom. By mid-year
a student assistant was necessary.
In February, 1917, the cooking department
was separated from the lunchroom, and
hfliss Drury came to take charge. Atwo,year's
course was planned for the first year: a general
cooking course. The advanced classes fin
a laboratory in the old lunchroom's abandoned
kitchenj worked strenuously on problems of the
conservation of foods. About this time, too,
the home cooking classes CCooking HID were
organized. These classes, in groups, now as
then, have planned, bought, prepared, and
served meals. hlany teachers have taken
advantage of these meals, served in a quiet
dining room,on pretty china, and linens, and
entertained by a host and hostess.
By the fall of 1919, the department had
grown to require three full-time teachers, so
lXliss Huffington and Bliss hlcDonald joined
the faculty. The work of the conservation
classes had changed to more specific inten-
sified training, making each girl an intelligent,
skillful, dependable cook. These classes CCook-
ing IVJ fill orders, and are kept busy making
pastry, cakes, salads, breads, sandwiches, in
fact, anything. They are almost a delicatessen
The fall of 19217, hfliss Drury organized an
institutional cooking class. The laboratory,
to be equipped as an institutional kitchen,
is back of the new lunchroom kitchen, so that
these classes can eventually take care of the
faculty dining room. Due to difficulty in the
transportation, the equipment did not arrive
on schedule, so the institutional cooking class
discontinued. Now the equipment is here, and
these classes will be organized in the fall.
The present laboratories in the Barracks
are to be remodeled this summer. The din-
ing room and kitchen in the basement
will be moved to the first fioor. This will
make the department much more attractive
and will allow for larger classes.
THE ARSENAL CANNON 47
The first Iuhs anim Qwganigatiutts
Since the interest and life of every high school
is centered in diligent study combined with
recreation, it was only natural that this grow-
ing school should form some clubs and organ-
izations. Therefore the students, with the
assistance of the faculty, organized clubs which,
though of little importance then, have gained
considerable recognition throughout the years
of Tech's existence.
The first Latin Club was organized on lXIarch
17, 1913 in Room 2-1. The colors decided upon
were purple and gold and "Esse quam videri"
CTO be rather than to seemj was the motto. The
life of the club terminated in a picnic where
there were purple and gold tablecloths, and even
the eggs were colored purple and yellow.
In the spring of 1913 the students organized
a club to study the birds, fiowers, and trees on
our campus and to take hikes into the country.
On some occasions the students met under the
archway before the first period and tramped
campus jungles in search of new specimens.
The first chorus of Technical High School
under the direction of hflr. lhlontani occupied
the first five rows in Room 20. During the first
term under Mr. lXIontani's direction, Tech tried
to organize a band with eighteen members. The
practice, however, was never sufficiently good
to warrant public playing. A second and some-
what similar attempt marks the effort during
the second term. In the fall of 1914, Miss
Kaltz, proving the old adage that 'fthe third
time is a charm,"organized a successful band
of twenty-four members who most willingly
assisted in Tech's progress, thereafter.
The debating league of Technical High
School organized in November, 1915. With the
aid of lX'Ir. Anderson, the members prepared
several good programs consisting of speeches
and of debates on important current questions.
The Poultry Club was organized in the
spring of 1915 by Mr. Stair. A notice was posted
on the bulletin board to the effect that all wish-
ing to join would meet in the house. At the
first meeting a program was given on the care
and feeding of chicks from the first day up to
twelve weeks of age.
The Tech VVireless Club was organized dur-
ing Tech's third year. The construction of the
receiving instruments was started at this time.
The year the set was finished an aerial was
stretched between the VVater Tower and the
Barracks. Its length and height made it one of
the largest aerials in the state.
Cn the Friday before Christmas, 1912, the
thirty members of the German Club and their
friends had their first party. The faculty,too,
shared in the fun. From a large, brilliantly
lighted Christmas tree, the teachers received
their gifts. lXfIr. Stuart was the proud recipient
of a well known make of auto ften-cent store
brandi guaranteed to run two feet without wind-
ing . He appreciated the spirit in which it was
given, despite the faults of the machine. Plenty
of ice-cream and cake, decorated with holly,
proved to be a graciously accepted part of the
These various clubs were improved during
the following years of Tech, until now the
enrollment of some of them is so large that many
students are refused entrance. Ive owe our
thanks, for the clubs and organizations of
Technical High School, today, to the student
body and faculty of yesterday, whose patient
efforts paved the way for the successful organiz-
ations of today. Rebecca Sweetland.
be attire btuhp lub
Tech has always been proud of her wonder-
ful location. The little stream flowing through
the grounds, the woodlands, and the open
grassy areas, all lend variety to the landscape
and make it a suitable place for many species
of birds and wild liowers. Xiiide awake to the
wonderful opportunities of such a location,
lXIr. Stuart has always selected the teachers
of the faculty with a View to the development
of all these possibilities.
In the spring of 1918, after several talks
with Kfr. Stuart, hfr. C. F. Cox announced
a meeting for all interested in organizing a
Nature Study Club as a means of promoting
a greater interest in the natural beauties about
our school. All that spring about twenty-
five pupils and teachers met together once
each week and held round-table discussions
about the trees, the birds, and the flowers of
the campus. Early morning hikes were often
taken upon the campus before school.
The next spring these activities were dis-
continued for lack of some one to assume the
leadership in the work while hfr Cox was in
In the spring of 1920 the club took on a
more permanent form as evidenced by the
election of the following officers: Anna C.
Gardner, presidentg Harry Ice, vice president,
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Yivian Stevens, secretary-treasurer. Regular
meetings were held once a week and long
hikes on Saturdays were part of the weekly
program. The membership increased to about
forty, before the end of the term.
On account of their programs of classes the
officers who were elected in June could not
serve the next fall, and the interest lagged
until in the spring the following officers were
elected: G. K. hfIcKittrick, president, Vernon
Smith, vice-president, Sue Anna Engle, sec-
retary, and Lucille Pritchard, treasurer. As
the active members, now numbering more
than fifty, wished to be recognized on the cam-
pus, the colors of the bluebird, blue and burnt
orange, were chosen. In 1920 the club kept
a Bird and Flower Calendar which contained
the names of ninety species of birds and sixty
species of wild flowers. This calendar was
posted on the old office building, of which we
still see the remains on our campus. This
year it contains about one hundred species of
birds and seventy species of wild flowers.
This spring the Nature Study Club, assisted
by the botany classes, made it possible for
Tech to have a wild flower display with fifty-
five earliest wild flowers of lXfIarion County
represented. Afterwards, the club and the
botany classes planted the flowers on the camp-
us, thus increasing the number of wild flowers
and beautifying the grounds. The Wlild Flower
Show was visited by all the botany and science
classes, several hundred other students and
teachers of the school, besides many parents
and a group from the Indianapolis Teacher's
The purposes of the Nature Study Club are:
to protect and preserve the wild flowers grow-
ing on the campus, to label one of each species
of trees which are on the campus, and in gen-
eral to foster in the pupils of Tech a love for
the birds, the flowers, and the trees. It is
possible to make our campus one of the most
beautiful spots in Indianapolis if the students,
the teachers, and the friends of Tech will co-
operate in preserving the Tech Grounds.
This is the Gospel of labor.
Ring it-ye bells of the kirkl
The Lord of Love came down from'above
To live with the men who workl
This is the rose that He planted
Here in the thorn-cursed soilg
Heaven is blest with perfect rest,
But the blessing of earth is toil.
Emerson has said that organization increases
ability. A more modern statement would be to
the effect that two heads are better than one.
Wlebster defines organization as the consolida-
tion brought about to accomplish greater things.
The public speaking department, realizing this,
organized,-the first class in the history of the
school to have a student organization.
In the fall of 1920, the first public speaking
class of Tech elected the following officers:
president, Sam Ashby, vice-president, Leonard
Earhart, secretary-treasurer, Pauline Gallant-
ly. These held office for the duration of the
semester. The purpose of the organized class,
was, according to their constitution, to acquaint
themselves with parliamentary law and to
promote school activities.
The following semester there was again a
single public speaking class. Its constitution
was fundamentally the same as that of the
preceding class. This latter class, however,
believing that the officers should not hold office
for so long a period, accordingly divided the
semester into three administrations. The pres-
idents of this class in order of their election were
George Scott, Karl Fischer, and John Moore.
The popularity and fame of the public speak-
ing department increased to such an extent that
the next semester-the fall of 1921-it was
necessary to organize two classes. Kenneth
Thorne was the first president of the fifth hour
class, while Sherwood Blue held the same office
in the seventh hour class. Gowdy Sunderland
and Dick hlills succeeded Kenneth Thorne, and
Sherwood Blue's successors were Leonard E.
Pearson and James Day.
The following semester-that is to say, the
semester that we have just completed-Public
Speaking was made a two semester course.
There are for werel three first-semester classes
and two second-semester. Of these former
classes, the first hour class elected as its presi-
dent, Ted Bedell, Harry Hungate hz-ld sway
in the second hour class, while Harold Harris
was president of the seventh hour class.
The second-semester classes have easily
become the most popular classes at Tech. The
whole school listens when someone tells of
George Strassler's convincing speech and force-
ful argument displayed in a debate in the fourth
hour class or of the attempt on the part of James
Bell to impeach the secretary of the fifth hour
class. At the beginning of the semester, the
fourth hour class, feeling that two presidents a
semester was enough for any self-respecting
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public speaking class, elected the famous Doyle
Jessup to rule over them. He was followed by
The fifth hour class adhering to the principle
of the more Cpresidentsj the merrier, according-
ly chose Sherwood Blue to deliver the initial
inaugural address. He was followed by james
Pebworth, who in turn was succeeded by none
other than Irwin Egan. lXIr. Egan had attain-
ed fame as treasurer under the preceding
These second-semester classes need never be
accused of being lifeless and uninteresting, for,
as a retiring secretary was heard to remark,
"If you have a grudge against anybody, elect
him secretary of the fifth hour Public Speaking
Among the school projects carried on by the
Public Speaking department since its origin
are: the Courtesy Campaign, the Clean-up
Campaign, the sale of football, basketball,
baseball and track tickets, the advertising of
the Senior plays, and the light operas,
and "The 1XrIaid and the lX1iddy',.
Thus the Public Speaking department has
assisted the school and broadened the education
of its students, and thus will it continue to do so
until the well known, "hir, President, I move
we adjournv, is heard for the last time.
The ifaisturp nf Qbur Qhrrbestra
Eight years ago one of the most useful and
important organizations of our school, the
Technical Orchestra, was founded. Under the
fine directorship of Bliss Elizabeth Kaltz the
orchestra has played for every senior play
and every commencement. In addition to
these events it has performed at banquets,
Class Day exercises, Arbor Day exercises, Print
Shop commencements, and at the yearly alum-
ni gatherings. The numerous difficulties
encountered and overcome by this loyal body
of devoted Techonians furnishes an interest-
The organization was effected by Bliss
Kaltz and a few musical enthusiasts, on the
third floor of the Arsenal building in November,
191-1. For nearly two years they met here
after class hours. At that time every hour of
the school day was taken for gymnasium work
or athletics, so the orchestra had to find quarters
elsewhere. There being no suitable place for
rehearsing they met in Room 65. Here a
majority of the members had to stand between
the desks during rehearsals. The conditions
under which the members worked were cer-
tainly not conducive to good playing but
nevertheless the orchestra progressed admir-
ably. In january 1921, they moved to the
liioodruff Club House, meeting there through
the semester. In the fall of 192l,ll'oodruff
Club being no longer available for school
purposes, the members again used Room 65,
until a locker room in the Klain building was
finished. As the girls' Glee Club met in the
room the hour before the orchestra assembled
much of the rehearsal time was lost in changing
the seating arrangements and distributing
the music and stands. Fortunately, when the
lockers for the room arrived, a room on the
second floor of the Artillery building was
found suitable for a band and orchestra room.
There, surrounded by the machinery, the or-
chestra has been rehearsing daily.
On several occasions the Technical orchestra
has joined forces with the hlanual and Short-
ridge orchestras. The first concert of the
three high schools was given in the State
House during the State Centennial in 1916.
The second program was presented during
the war at Caleb Klills Hall, Shortridge.
VVhen the three high schools graduated and
received their diplomas in the Coliseum during
the celebration of Indianapolis' one-hundredth
anniversary, a third program was presented.
The junior Orchestra was organized by
Xliss Kaltz in February, 1922, the purpose of
its organization being to supply players for
vacancies that occur in the advanced orchestra
through removal and the graduation of mem-
Besides the value in officiating at public
functions and so helping to popularize our
school, it has been of inestimable value to the
student members themselves. Its repertoire
has been built mainly of standard and classi-
cal music, although at banquets, occasionally
some of the better class of popular music has
been played. This has given an elevated tone
to the musical life of the school.
hliss Kaltz has, for a long time, had dreams
of a symphony orchestra for Technical. In-
dications are that it may not be many months
until the vision is realized. The school has
recently acquired a double bass, two cellos,
an oboe, a bassoon and a French horn. Pupils
are now studying these instruments and so
Technical will have a symphony orchestra,
as soon as the latest acquisitions are profi-
cient enough to be of value.
Then Tech will have better reason than ever
to bow in gratitude for the services that the
musical students render to her glory.
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The rapid growth of the vocational depart-
ment of Technical High School is quite worthy
of notice. This department has always ex-
panded in proportion to the growth of the rest
of the school, and the eiiiciency of the training
received in the shop has always been as high as
The divisions of the vocational department
which began with the founding of the school in
nineteen-twelve are the wood-working depart-
ment, the foundry, the printing school, and the
pattern making shop. At first there was only
one teacher in each of these departments, some
having only one and some two classes each day.
The wood-working department is a continua-
tion ofthe manual training, or shop work which
is given in the grade schools and also includes a
general course in carpentry and the care of
tools used in wood-working. The printing
school was. and is, a complete four-year's course
which teaches almost every type of ordinary
book and newspaper printing in existence. A
pupil can complete this course and take a posi-
tion as a master printer capable of doing
work anyone might want done. Thus the
vocational department has given one a thorough
training in the subject in which he
An interesting comparison can be made by
consulting the records of the years
twelve and nineteen-seventeen, thus including
a five years period. During this time the auto
shop and the machine shop had been added to
the curriculum at Tech. The former is a course
wherein all mechanical parts of an automobile
or gasoline engine are studied and explained.
Sometimes cars belonging to private families
were repaired in this shop, free of charge, for
want of material on which to work. This shop
was first located in the lower floor of the south
end of the Artillery building and was always
the scene of dis-assembled automobiles and
engines. The machine shop which taught the
boys to make gears, shafts, odd pieces of mach-
inerv was to be found on the second floor of the
The whole school, after nineteen-seventeen,
gradually has grown in size and as it has grown,
more vocational departments have been added
to it. The last to be organized are the electrical
shop and the agricultural department. The
electrical shop is located in the "electrical"
building, and in it is taught a general course in
electricity: construction of electric motors,
transformers, and controllers, wiring systems
covering all practical knowledge of electricity.
The agricultural school has its class rooms in
the East Residence, and the land used for
garden purposes is near Tenth Street and the
east boundary of the campus. Garden supplies
have been furnished the school's cafeteria at
cost. At one time the equipment included a
gasoline tractor and regular plows and harrows,
such as are used on a farm. A great many
students take this course, and one who masters
it receives a full knowledge in rotation of crops,
fertilizers, activities of bacteria, and properties
of the soil.
At present the vocational department includes
all above mentioned divisions but with most of
them grown to several timis their former size.
The wood working department now has five
teachers as compared with one at its beginning,
the foundry has one. The print shop has one
superintendent, one general teacher and several
mechanics and sub-teachers, the sheet metal
shop has one teacherg the Auto Shop has four
instructors, the agricultural department has
one: and the electrical department has six.
Tech is said to have the best vocational school
of any in the United States because of the var-
iety of subjects offered and the fullness and
completeness of each course taught. Her
department is also said to be the one which has
increased most rapidly in the number of stu-
dents attending it.
Herschel Van Sickle.
Good and Bad
If I was as bad as they say I am,
And you were as good as you look,
I wonder which one would feel the worse
If each for the other was took
Hats were first made by a Swiss at Paris in
1404 and in England by Spaniards in 1501.
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The Science department which has grown
from a small group in a small school to a great
department in a large school includes over
nine hundred students and about twenty
teachers. The first class in a subject of scientific
nature was a class in botany organized during
the spring term of 191-L with hlr. Sanders as
instructor. VVhen the fall term came, Blr. Stair
took the place of hlr. Sanders, and in the spring
term of 1915 he taught, in addition to botany,
classes in horticulture and soils. These
subjects gained in immediate favor because
of the excellent opportunities afforded to study
plant life at first hand in the woods of our own
campus. Their headquarters were in the old
building known as the East Residence. ln
lune 1915, the classes were three in number
but because of the limited space and adverse
conditions they were limited to two during
the next yearg then hir. Hoffman began to
teach botany, and hilr. Stair, agricultu'e. The
botany classes continued for sometime in this
cramped condition and in 1917 the number of
classes that could be accommodated was only
four with about eighty students.
However, when the plans for greater Tech
were submitted and the construction of the
new main building was begun the period of
oppression was drawing to aclose. ln Sept-
ember and by the second term of occupancy
the classes in their new quarters grew to include
about two hundred and seventy-five students
and four teachers. They now have large labora-
tories for study and lecture rooms where it is
possible to have demonstrations and illustrated
talks. Their equipment is fairly complete but
already they are seriously overcrowded.
As was mentioned above, horticulture was
taught in the spring term of 1916 and agri-
culture in the fall of 1916, by hlr. Stair. The
next year lXIr. Hoffman began teaching
agriculture and he has continued to do so.
His headquarters are in the East Residence.
The boys of that class have had some real
farming experience right here at school and, in
addition, have assisted in the agricultural
end of the landscaping done in connection with
the completion of the new building.
Physics was first taught in September, 191-1.
Prior to this time a course was offered in elect-
rical shop that included, among other things,
instruction in elementry electricity. Hugh
Achley was the first teacher, coming from
Manual Training High School, two or three
days each week. ln September 1915, he was
transferred to Technical and, together with
XV. S. Koontz, taught five classes. For several
years the class remained in the Barracks with
a fairly good stock of equipment and two
laboratories. ln the winter of 1921-22 they,
with the exception of the advanced classes,
moved to the new Shop building, completed
shortly after the Blain building. Here they
have spacious laboratories and additional
equipment. The classes have increased in
number and size until there are about four
hundred and thirty-five students and seven
Physiography had its beginning in the spring
of 1915 with Hugh Achley as instructor. That
fall hfr. Stoneburner taught it. After hlr.
Stoneburner left Bliss Dutton came to take
charge and under her guidance the course has
become quite popular. Needless to say, so
many students have wished to know about this
old world of ours that several other teachers
have been drawn into this department. ln
September, 1921, the classes were moved from
the Barracks to the Kfain building.
Physiology began in September, 1915. Kliss
Conover and Bliss Struble taught it in the
building now known as the East Residence.
These classes, like those in other sciences,
increased in size and are now located in the
new hfain building. Since the beginning,
physiology has somewhat widened its scope.
Besides these classes there are classes in Home
Nursing and First Aid. These are more for
students who may not go to college and yet
would like to have a practical elementary
knowledge of health preservation. Bliss Hughes,
a graduate nurse, besides being instructor
for these classes, attends to emergency cases
that from time to time occur among the
The subjects, zoology and chemistry, the
most recent acquisitions, were first taught in
September, 1921. Kliss Sayle was the first
zoology instructor. Her classes, in contrast
with those of some of the other sciences, were
not handicapped by limited space or lack of
equipment. The laboratories and lecture
rooms which are located in the Xlain building
adjoining those of botany are large and well
The chemistry classes were organized in
September, 1921, as mentioned above but
were not as fortunate as the zoology classes
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when it came to laboratories and equipment.
For one term Xfr. Amick taught three classes
in the West Residence, without laboratories
or equipment. But, in spite of unfavorable
conditions, the course proved very popular.
1n February, when the new Shop building
was opened, the chemistry department gather-
ed together its few pieces of equipment and
moved into spacious quarters on the second
floor of this building.
Now, in place of one small room, the depart-
ment boasts of several well equipped labora-
tories, lecture rooms, a store room, and an
office for Klr. Amick.
Roydon Van hfeter.
Ten years ago, the physical training depart-
ment for girls was organized under the direct-
ion of Bliss Smith. She met her classes twice
a week, in the old gym familiarly called
After two years of part-time work at Tech,
lyfiss Smith left us and from then on, devoted
all of her time to hlanual. Mfrs. Gilmore,
known then as lyfiss Patterson, came to take
charge at Tech. Under her guidance several
interesting and beautiful entertainments were
given on the campus.
VVhen lyliss Patterson decided to bid good-
bye to Tech, Nfiss Abbett left the history
department and took charge of the physical
training. Under her direction the department
has grown way beyond bounds. Classes have
become so large that it has been necessary not
only to have another teacher, Miss McKenzie,
but also to have several athletic assistants.
Miss Vandivier coached basketballand taught
one class,during the year 1920-'2l. lNfissHowe
has assisted in the coaching of basketball for two
years. Besides her work in physical training,
lgfiss hIcKenzie has charge of the indoor base-
During the last five years Nfiss Abbett has
staged many attractive programs which have
displayed the skill of her pupils. She has taken
an active part in all of the pageants, and at
every class play and opera the work in her
classes has been apparent. This department
has become a very popular one at Tech, with
the new gymnasium, greater results, if possible,
will be obtained next year.
Two butterflies, caught in Peru and de-
scribed as "rarest of all hforphosfi were recent-
ly sold in London for 55135.
The Qlinmmernial Bepartment
Can you imagine the large, hustling, busi-
ness-like commercial department situated in
the East Residence with just one class of thirty,
and that lonely class, studying Stenography I?
That would certainly be a sight for sore eyes
1Yell, nevertheless, that is the way it was-
at least, that is what they say concerning the
conditions back in the year 191-1.
A little later two more classes were added to
the list. These consisted of typewriting and
bookkeeping. The methods used at that time
with regard to teaching would probably be
termed unreasonable in comparison with the
modern methods. One teacher taught two
classes at the same time. She taught one class
in one end of the hall, in typewriting, and an-
other in the other end of the hall, in stenog-
raphy. I guess they decided that the teacher
did not have to train for track so they moved
the classes to the first floor in two adjoining
rooms that were probably used for the library
and drawing rooms of said palatial mansion
before it was made into a school. This helped
matters a little but at that the teacher taught
both classes, only this time she could stand be-
tween the doors and train her ears to catch
the word signs and phrases of the Shorthand
class and her eyes to watch the struggling
typists. Later, another teacher was added and
this simplified matters considerably.
VVe kept advancing until now we occupy the
third floor of the Arsenal, in rooms with walls
tinted with coal smoke and radiators that often
pop off like a steam engine, and added to this
are the strains of jazz from the Gym.
Our number at present is about fifteen hun-
dred students and fifteen commercial teachers.
This includes some duplication, as students
often take two or more commercial subjects.
Graduates have gone forth from this de-
partment, of whom all Tech feels proud. They
may be found in many lines of business:railroad,
insurance, law, real estate offices, and in govern-
ment positions. They have gone out to keep
the world going and to make a name for Tech.
Wie are back of them in every way and hope
they feel that the latch string is always in sight
at Tech. Pauline Adams.
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Unfolds not only in himself for if we scan,
The product of his hands we find therein
There shines the reflex of his traits that win.
So. if the actual man, himself, is sought,
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54 THE ARSENAL CANNON
The Ulbreah uf ima
As we sat out under the spreading maple
tree on the campus of "Our Tech, "our conver-
sation became incoherent, a fact which showed
that our thoughts were drifting away. Finally,
conversation died away and a quiet drowsiness
crept over us. Suddenly, a large figure loomed
up in front of us and roused our sleepy selves,
until we coi'l.l, at least, obtain a clear vision
of the stranger.
VVe saw that he was clad in a robe of pure
white, bordered with beautiful green, at once
we knew him to be connected with "Our Tech."
We listened with full attentiveness as he broke
the dead silence that had settled around us.
"In my left hand," he began, HI hold the
thread of the past, in my right hand, the thread
of the present and future. As I unravel the
thread of the past I weave it into the present
and future, and Time will talk with youf, So
saying, he pulled a small thread with his
right hand and as the spool in his left hand
unwound, a wee green elf, who seemed to have
been hiding behind the strangerfs robe, ap-
"Fm the youngest and most abused years
in the life of Tech's sewing department. To
begin with, during these first two years the
department was confined to one room in which
there were but four sewing-machines, no fitting
room, and, worst of all, no mirrorf' The little
fellow shook with laughter as he said, "I was
just wondering how on earth the poor girls
got their complexions on straight without a
mirror." We laughed too, but he must have
realized that we did not care for his jokes be-
cause he became serious again as he continued,
"Of course there was no need for advanced clas-
ses as the school had no one but freshmen
in it the Iirst year, so in 1912 there were just
three classes in Sewing I with a total enrollment
of sixty. lWiss .lXf1cCullough, who is still with
us, and as faithful now as then, was the first
and only teacher.
'4During the next two years, conditions were
not much better,"and as he spoke he seemed
to grow. 'We noticed that our tall, strange
friend was pulling the thread and we realized
that we were to hear of the happenings of
the years 1914 and 1915.
'fBecause of the need of teachers, we turned
to lylanual for help and just as a true sister,
for she was our sister, she responded readily.
She gave us Miss Payne who taught some
sewing classes during this period.
uThings began to look brighter for the
department in 191-1 for it was given another
room, Room 10. hlore materials were added.
Nlillinery was taught by hfliss Vi'illiamsg cost-
ume design by Kfiss Bard. As the classes grew,
so the faculty grew in proportion. Nliss Florence
Byrd was added, and in 1915 Klisses Josephine
Davis and Nlildred Bevins came to join the
ranks. Miss Laura Baner was called upon
when the tide grew too strong for the regular
"In 1916 1VIiss iXIcCullough had a leave of
absence for one year, so lfliss Baner took her
place, and was aided by the hfisses Davis,
Bigelow, and Murray, and in February, 1917,
by Miss Buschmanf'
As he spoke, he grew still taller, our mutual
friend was still pulling the thread. Vile were
traveling through the years, 1916 and 1917.
"The department was still confined to rooms
9 and 10. The students seemed to be coming
in armies now. Miss McCullough came back
in 1917 and Nliss Church, hfliss Stilz and IXfIiss
Webb were added to the sewing department
faculty for the school. The latter reorganized
the whole department, making sewing a three
year course in which Clothing I was included.
She taught some vocational sewing classes for
the women of the community. lV1iss lylurray
left for the cooking department in February,
1918" The thread was being pulled, the
little fellow in green was much larger than an
elf now, and we listened as he continued to
reveal the years of 1918 and 1919.
"The sewing department was moved to the
third fioor of the Arsenal into rooms 16 and 17.
The teachers now were Nlisses 1WcCullough,
Buschman, Church, and 1XfIrs. Percival, who
taught part time." g
The string was again pulled, and the lad,
Time, informed us boastfully that he had
grown much in 1920 and 1921. He told us that
more and more accommodations were coming
to light. In 1920 he told us hdiss Murray came
back to the department and hliss Barrows
was welcomed. Room 15 was granted the
department. VVe were wondering what he
would say next when the thread was pulled
and we saw that this time the spool that had
been in our friend's left hand was empty and
and had fallen to the ground. I-Ie was winding
the thread onto the spool in his right hand.
Time was now a good sized boy of ten.
"The year, 1922, was the department'
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tenth birthday as well as the birthday of the
entire school. It now occupies rooms 7, 8, and
9, 10. The enrollment of the department in-
cluding the girls in costume and clothing has
been five hundred ninety-five. There have
been classes in hlillinery, in Costume, and in
Clothing. The sewing faculty now numbers
six and includes Miss Church Miss Murra
Miss Barrows, hfliss Ament, hfliss hf1cCullough,
and Miss Buschinan.
"The materials are more adequate, but
still the department cries and begs for more
room. Its students ever increase in number."
VVe noticed that the boy .was gone and the
stranger himself was addressing us. G'The
department has beautiful dreams of our
Greater Tech 9 when no department will need
to cry for more room, but each shall smile and
say, 'The first ten years of my life were
sweet and I shall always have pleasant memor-
ies of the years that 1 suffered so of growing
pains, that our Tech might be the truly
wonderful school it has always been, is now,
and always will be., "
And so our dream was ended.
lhiildred E. Johnson.
iVith ideal and unusual surroundings, and a
type of cooperation and a spirit which is difficult
to equal, Tech has enlarged its enrollment from
183 in September, 1912, to 4322 in Feb., 1922.
Boys Girls Total
1912 .... ... 183
1913 245 185 430
1914 394 294 688
1915 597 483 1080
1916 846 682 1528
1917 1002 886 1888
1919 1589 1233 2822
1920 1861 1430 3291
1921 2091 1706 3797
Boys Cirk 'Total
1913 .... .... 142
1914 419 391 881
1916 682 564 1246
1917 987 762 1749
1918 1102 971 2073
1919 1480 1112 2592
1920 1593 1312 2905
1921 1926 1521 3447
1922 2417 1905 4322
Zlfibz Growth uf the Qtr
It would be much easier to tell of the future
of the Art Department than of the past for a
number of good reasons, for, while the subject of
Art draws from the ages, from the beginning of
history, the process of Art teaching and Art
application always depends upon tomorrow for
the finest results. However, since this is to be a
resume of the small part this department has
played in the first ten years of the life of this
great school, we must content ourselves with
recounting yesterdays tasks.
On the day that the new Tech opened oHici-
ally, the Art section opened just as ofiicially
with one room, one teacher and four classes.
Next semester, if ten teachers and fifteen rooms
can hold forty classes, the officials will have
nothing to worry about. But here we are talking
in the future again. Although not listed in the
archives, rumor has it that on the very first day
of school, a request came in to make a costume
for the new infant,"The Spirit of Techf'
Since then, this enterprising youngster has
attained a wardrobe second only to Queen
No one in the present department can rem-
ember the first pageant for to hark back means
to peer through a maize of two thousand cos-
tumes covering characters ranging from 6'The
Prince of Pilsonwto "Syncopation" and back
again. However, a few of the bright spots
gleam through the shadows and the remem-
brances attending the production of some of the
dramatic projects of this school have made the
efiort well worth while. The pageant of 1915
was one that will stand as a high mark of achie-
vement and a thing of beauty for a long time to
come. The June, 1920 class play "PrunellaH
established a precedent which cannot be permit-
ted to fall.
In these years, not all the efforts of the
department faculty have been expended on pro-
jects of the type mentioned. A strong course
of study has been developed. Primarily, Art is
a culture subject but treated as an academic,
it becomes almost valueless. Art is like the ivy
which needs the bare wall to cling to until it can
spread in the radiance and glory of perfection.
Art thrives on co-ordination and with the great
opportunity for co-ordination in the ARSENAL
TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, there is no occasion to
wonder at any achievements to date. The thing
to do is to keep an eye on the future.
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From the earliest days of lndianapolis,
when our campus was outside the city limits,
the name "The Arsenal Grounds " has naturally
carried with it suggestions of things military,
of sentries pacing their posts, of companies
of soldiers marching and counter-marching.
It was obvious, then, that when, in 1912,
Technical High School was started, Tech-
onians would sooner or later enjoy some form
of military training. But not until 1918 did
We have training which was recognized by
the school authorities as part of the regular
school curriculum. True, there were the
'6Arsenal Guardsf, but they were only an
organization of boys drilling in 1Voodrulf
Place and receiving no credit officially.
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lhlilitary training started officially here with
the appointment by the school board of Capt.
Hardin as military training instructor, in Sep-
tember 1918, after much agitation pro and con.
Captain Hardin immediately organized the
Cadet Corps and instruction started on
September 16, 1918. One period daily was
given to the training. The cadets drilled three
times Weekly and studied military history
twice weekly. The training was compulsory
and the cadet received office credit for it.
Then on April 7, 1919, Lieutenant-Colonel
Westmoreland, U. S. A., came to Indianapolis
as chief of R. O. T. C. instructors, accompanied
by lV1ajor Perry. Soon after-April 14, to be
exact-came Captain Miller. Our late in-
structor, Sergeant Amy, arrived lvlay 2 to
assist Captains Hardin and lvliller. With so
many good instructors our Cadet Corps,
then an R. O. T. C. unit, could not but be of
the highest grade. One disadvantage, which
was later removed, was the ruling made May
thirtieth that cadets must buy their own uni-
forms. The uniform, as will be remembered,
was then horizon blue in color and differed
greatly from the present O. D. uniform. In
the summer of 1919 the first summer camp
was held at Camp Custer. Sixty boys from
H. S. C.
Cn August twenty-ninth, news was heard
that 0. D. uniforms would be supplied to
the students free of charge, and on September
eighteenth the uniforms arrived and were is-
sued. Campaign hats and shoes were among
the equipment issued to the students. 1Vith
the free clothing every boy taking hi. T.
could have a uniform, and so the corps was
improved by being made a uniformed body.
On Nlay 30, 1920, Captain Miller was trans-
ferred. A regimental review was held, lXfIay
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nineteenth, at which Captain Ira Smith, lVar
Department inspector, said Indianapolis high
schools had the best R. O. T. C. units in the
United States. The usual camp was held at
Camp Custer, many Techonians attending.
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In the fall of 1920 Klajor Roche arrived to
take charge of all Indianapolis units, followed
lN4ay 3, 1921 by Colonel Lee, the present com-
mandant. Then, on July 25, 1921, Captain
Edwards arrived to command our unit. There
was no summer camp in 1921, due to a reduced
appropriation by Congress for training camps.
Training started as usual in September,
1921, but at the end of that month Sergeants
Russell, Amy, Hulse, Everett, and VVeaver
were transferred, leaving Captain Edwards,
Sergeant-Major Short,and Sergeant Pruett as
our instructors in military science. In the spring
came Captain 1NIacIntosh and Sergeant Ylrolff,
completing our present staff of instructors.
Thus our corps has grown from the nucleus
formed by 1NIr.hIorgan to the present well-
drilled organization that it is.
Foolish question number 7,685,910,23-1: Is
Alvis Huckleberry related to 1NfIark Twainis
Milford 1NIcDonald hates lXt1ath.
if-pisturp of Music
Xfusic is sometimes thought of as a subject
of minor importance in school work, and felt to
be unnecessary in equipping students with an
education. Ha4ven't we much to be thankful
for then, that there has never been such a feel-
ing abroad at Tech?
The history of music at Tech is intensely in-
teresting. It started away back in 1913, when
hIr. lfontani was the director of a chorus which
consisted of about twenty members. In those
days it met in what is now known as 'cSplinter
Hall," on the third floor of the Arsenal. hIr.
hIontani's attention was divided between Tech
and hfanual, and consequently, when in our
third year, hIiss Kaltz came, lXIr. KIontani left.
We may consider that third year our lucky one,
in so far as Miss Kaltz's coming was concerned,
because we are all aware of the great asset she
has been to Tech.
The enrollment of this first chorus class grew
from twenty the first semester, to seventy-five
the second, and at the present time, the classes
number from five to six hundred. Up to
that time, credit was given for Chorus I and
II. In 1916 lVIiss Kaltz was successful in
her attempt to establish a choral society,
which was really Chorus III and IV, but for
which pupils were given credit. Admission to
the organization is gained by try-outs, to which
the students of Chorus I and II, who have shown
ability, are eligible. The object of the Choral
Society is to help students to become acquaint-
ed with, and know some of, the world's great-
est music. The Choral Society has made sev-
eral public appearances, and their performances
have been such that we may well be proud of
Tech was the first of the Indianapolis high
schools to add harmony, on a credit basis, to its
curriculum. It was introduced in Tech by Bliss
Raltz, and its relation to music is the same as
grammar is to a language. It is readily seen,
therefore, how important it is, and especially
to students who have a knowledge of music.
In 1915 1NfIiss Kaltz introduced music appre-
ciation into the music department, Tech being
the first high school to make the addition to its
course. This wonderful subject has the same
relation to music, as has art to painting. It
makes it possible for one to enjoy the beauty of
music in its various forms, even though one is
not an accomplished musician.
The idea of the lXfIusic Nfemory Contest,
which is really an outgrowth of 1XfIusic Appre-
ciation, was introduced in the three high schools
by hir. Edward Baily Birge, then director of
53 THE ARSENAL CANNON
music in lndianapolis. The prize of the contest,
which was a banner, was given to the winning
high school by the Rotary Club. In 1920 Tech
won the banner, at the first of these contests
which were held at Caleb hrlills Hall, Shortridge.
hlanual won the banner in 1921. A team of ten
had been chosen from each high school and these
contestants had learned the titles of fifty compo-
sitions, ten of which were played in the concert
by the Orloff Trio. These were written from
memory, and the prize was given to the winning
Outside music has been a valuable addition
to our course of study for through this pupils
may obtain credit for music studied outside of
school. lyleetings are held monthly, at which
intervals reports are turned in by the pupils,
concerning their progress, and at the end of the
semester each student is required to pass an ex-
amination to get his credit. Beginning in 1917,
outside music credit was given. Credit may be
obtained in piano, voice, or any orchestral band
Our band, the pride of Tech, was organized
in the fall of 1915, under the direction of Miss
Kaltz. It was mostly made up of boys who
played in the Newsboy 's band. They surely did
have wonderful times on such occasions as the
tournaments, which were held in Martinsville.
It could not boast of a strutting drum-major,
and instead of uniforms, the boys wore green
and white sweaters and skull caps, and white
trousers. They played out on the campus on
our first Supreme Day celebration.
Wliile Miss Kaltz was on leave of absence
during the war, a great many changes took place.
In the first place, the band was put under mili-
tary direction, and from this time on, a credit
was given, and regular school periods were set
aside for it. Mr. Gillespie, who plays a cornet,
was in charge, from September, 1918, to June,
1920. 1V1r. Percival came to Tech in Septem-
ber, 1920, to take charge of the band. He also
organized the Drum and Bugle Corps and the
Junior Band which is open to all pupils having
a knowledge of some instrument, and it is by
means of this that admission is gained to the
advanced band. 1Ve all know of the thrilling
appearances of our band, headed by our strut-
ting drum major.
Everybody knows, and is proud of, our Girls'
Glee Club. 1sn't it the cleverest group ever?
Their popularity has become so great recently
that it has been necessary to organize a Junior
Glee Club. The Advanced Club now devotes
its time to the study of an operetta or, cantata,
while the Junior Club spends its time in the
creation of songs, to be used for the schoolls
entertainment. Supreme Day, the Advanced
Club gave a cantata, 'L Spring Rapture".
hliss Kaltz has conducted the Girls' Glee
Club ever since its organization in 1915, except
during her leave of absence, June 1918-1919.
lt was not until 1917 that a regular hour was
assigned and credit given for Glee Club work.
During hfliss Kaltz's absence the club was un-
der the direction of Bliss Sewell. Upon the re-
turn of hliss Kaltz this club, with the assist-
ance of the Boys' Glee Club, gave the operetta,
"Hiawatha's Viiooingf' in two night perform-
ances at Tomlinson Hall.
The Boys' Glee Club was organized by Miss
Kaltz in 1915. There was no assigned hour and
no credit was given, but the boys volunteered
and gave their time after school to practice.
Few of the Techonians of today have heard
them, but they sang at all the former class plays.
They gave a very good war program in June,
1915. It seemed that the Boys' Glee Club was
featured in more school activities than the Girls
but not so now.
1N'1r. Vliinslow became its director in Febru-
ary, 1920, and continued so until Klr. Percival
succeeded him in September, 1920. In Sept-
tember, 1921, hlr. Barker became, and has
since been, the director. Interest seems to
have been revived, from various reports, and we
are hoping to hear from them in the near future.
Nlr. Barker has also the sponsorship of our
Saxophone Quintette, which we all heard be-
tween the acts at the opera, "The hlaid and the
Middy," and at the January ,22 class play,
"The Rejuvenation of Aunt Maryf'
The Opera Club, organized by hlr. Frank
Percival, enables pupils who have vocal ability
to study operas and operettas. Admission to
the club is gained by try-outs. An opera is giv-
en once a year by them. They have given two
operas so far, "Pinafore," and, "The Maid
and the hfliddyf' 'Both were very creditably
The Campus Choir, composed of the alum-
ni of the Opera Club, was also organized by Mr.
Percival. This organization spends its time in
the miscellaneous study of choruses from the
various well known operas and other musical
works. The Campus Choir gave a splendid
program at the June, 1921 Commencement
at Tomlinson Hall.
'CDunno whatls the matter-couple of fellars
1 passed in the halls said hello.
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Did you ever stop to think of the value that
a library is to a school, especially to one with an
enrollment of four thousand? Did you? just
as no home is complete without a library so is
no school complete without one. It is the
source of all knowledge, the clearing house for
perplexing questions, the dispenser of many
hours of pleasure. It can and will help to start
a child on the right road to the best literature
through the reading of which he will be lead
into better and more useful ways of living.
Ten years ago when Tech came into existence
its library consisted of a set of encyclopedias
and a few gift books. As the school grew the
need for reference books became imperative.
In 1914, in room 27, the hopes of the students
were realized for carpenters built shelves around
three sides of the room, books and magazines
began to appear, and Miss Harter came to pre-
side over our new library. Under her guidance
this room assumed the air of a real library al-
though it was so very small and so inadequate
for the ever growing and pressing needs of the
student body. Its first big gift was a catalogue
file which was presented by the 1917 senior
class. This is now filled with newspaper and
magazine clippings and pictures which are
excellent material for class room and reference
In 1917, IXfIiss Kahler, a graduate of Tech,
was appointed as assistant librarian. But dur-
ing the next two years the amount of work in-
creased so much that Miss I-Iarter started the
custom of appointing apprentice girls and so
valuable did these assistants prove that they
continue to work in the library, their reward
being a credit for two periods of work each day
during the semester. These girls have as their
duties the charging and discharging of books,
keeping the books in order on the shelves,
looking up references for students, preparing
books for the shelves, and mending books.
The year, 1920, brought another great change
to the library for it changed its abode. Room
20, now room -1, became its new home. Again
carpenters appeared and built shelves around
three sides of this room. New filing cases
appeared, Kliss Hartcr claimed a desk as her
very own and Kfiss Kahler acquired a desk.
The next problem, now that there was plenty
of room, was to get enough books to fill the
shelves. The january '20 seniors took the
first step in the solving of this problem by
giving, as a gift, two hundred dollars which were
to be used to purchase books on the Iiiorld Viiar
in honor of the Tech boys who were in the
service. One hundred and thirty-seven war
books have been purchased and in each one is
placed a book-plate containing the names of
our service men.
The week beginning November the seventh,
nineteen twenty-one, was set aside for a book
drive. Cards requesting books were sent to the
alumni. Each student was asked to bring at
least one book. The donor of a book received
a tag which had been designed by Floyd Beeler,
and in his donation was pasted a bookplate
which had been designed by Frank Atkins and
which bore the giver's name. The goal was
four thousand books but at the close of the
drive the count was over seven thousand. All
of these books have not been made ready for
the shelves as yet but the library force is work-
ing every day on the classification and catalog-
ing of them so the shelves are gradually being
In 1918 the library boasted of six hundred
and twenty-five books. At the present, fifty-
four hundred books have been catalogued, class-
ified, and accessioned. Over nineteen hundred
cards are in use and from one hundred to one
hundred and seventy books are taken out each
day. iiihen the library first started the books
were given out for a day at a time but now they
may be kept out one week with the privilege of
renewal for one week more.
Surely, if there is one thing in the history of
Tech for which our students should be thankful
it ought to be for this splendid library which we
now possess, and for the efficient force which is
ever ready to help a seeker to find just the right
reference for his essay or just the best book for
his outside reading.
60 THE ARSENAL CANNON
Each of the senior classes of Tech has a diff-
erent type of class day and a different way of
presenting the will, the history, the prophecy,
the poem and the song. 1
The success of the class days is probably
due largely to the teachers in charge. lyliss
Shover had charge of the first class day in
June 1915. lyliss Allen sponsored the exer-
cises in January 1916, and Bliss Goddard in
June 1916. Some of the exercises took place
at night and others in the afternoonj A few
were held in the open air on the campus while
others were held in the school buildings or
churches nearby. 1n 1915, 1916, and 1917
the girls wore white middy suits, but because
of the war this uniform dress was done away
The class day of June 1916 was held at
the Wvoodrhff Place Baptist Church. The pro-
gram consisted of a Senior lXf1ale Quartette,
a Senior Girlls Chorus, and vocal and in-
strumental solos. The history, will, and pro-
phecy were given in the form of a dialogue.
In January 1917 the exercises were held
on the campus. They were in the form
of a famous crystal-gazer who lived in a tiny
house way back of the campus. A man was
seen stealing from tree to tree trying to hide
his identity. He went to the crystal-gazer
and learned of his fate. The crystal could not
stop so it went on telling of the fate of the other
members of the class and of the history and
The program of June 1917 took place at
the VVestminster Presbyterian Church. An
interesting part of the program was a ukelele
orchestra made up of the senior members of the
Ukelele Club which was organized at that
A very novelplan was carried out in June
1918. The stage was arranged like a large
temple in China. A traveler was being taken
through the temple by a guide. They came
to a door which they were supposed not to
enter. Curiosity seized the traveler and he
opened the door. 1n a short time he was lying
on a divan in a magnificent room. He started
to Weep which caused a tear to drop on a jewel
in the floor. This gave him the wisdom of a
seer. The prophecy, history, and will were
In January 1919 the senior class had a war
program. The president of the class was seen
sitting at a table with his head resting on his
aps uf Girth
folded arms. He felt worried because the re-
sponsibility of the class rested upon him. He
called on the nations to help him and to his
surprise they responded. The members of
the class represented the different nations.
The historian was represented by England, the
poet by France, the will-maker by Belgium,
the prophet by America, and the song Writer
A fantasie, "In Klerrie Days of Robin
Hood," was the plan for the class day of June
1919. Two Robin Hood men were seen on
the stage conversing with each other. A
heavily cloaked person was seen stealing
through the forest. She was stopped by the
men and was carefully questioned. In order
to reveal her identity she gave the history of
the class. In a like manner were the prophet,
will-rnaker, song writer, and poet stopped and
forced to earn their way to freedom.
The January 1920, senior class had a very in-
teresting class day program. Theeprophet was
Father Time who had a mill which ground
out the future of the class.
The class day exercises of the June 1920
class were based on the sixth book of Virgil's
Hineid. The scene represented the land of
the Departed. Two spirits, who were stroll-
ing along, recognized spirits of members of
the class of 1920 and through the conversation
which ensued the history, prophecy, will, and
poem were brought out.
1n January 1921 the prophecy, will, and
history were shown by a "mind machine."
This was a very interesting and novel program.
The June 1921 class day was held at night
on the outdoor stage which had been artistic-
ally decorated by the art department. The
entire program was very informal. The proph-
ecy was read in the form of a newspaper which
made the program very original.
The class day of January 1922 was held in
the new lunchroom in the afternoon. 'clV1iss
Civilizationn a clever one-act play, was adapted
to fit in with the general class day idea.
Each class has carried out its program in
an original and successful Way. The question
which confronts us is, "Will the classes ever
run out of ideasfn Mary lV1errill.
Headline: 'cCarmen Davenport has just
patented a new kind of in-a-door bed bearing
THE IARSENAL CANNON 61
Seven years ago, June 1915, the first Tech
commencement was held at Tomlinson Hall.
Sixteen splendid girls and boys, Tech's pioneer
graduates, appeared on the stage that night.
Because they were so few in number the chorus
was banked behind them to balance the stage.
The class of the following year went to the
1NIurat to be graduated, June 8, 1916. The
group marked the graduation of the first unit
of Tech. The commencement exercises were
held as a celebration of the Indiana Centennial,
the program being an historical dramatization
of the principal events in the history of Indiana
which had a direct bearing on Indianapolis.
This was a program in keeping with the birth-
day of Indiana as well as a distinguishing mark
in the history of Tech.
A most unique commencement was held on
June 4,1920, when our three hundred and sixty-
three graduates, together with all the graduates
of lylanual and Shortridge, received their
diplomas at the Coliseum. The presentation of
this vast number of young people, ready to go
forth to greater things in life, was indeed in-
spiring. The diplomas were presented by NIL
Crippen, president of the school board.
In June,1921,Tech was confronted with a
serious problem. There was no platform in
the town large enough to hold its four hundred
and fifty graduates. The only solution for this
difficulty was to divide the class in two groups,
one section to receive its diplomas Thursday
evening, June the ninth, the other, Friday
evening, the tenth. The group which was not
on the stage, sat in a reserved section in the hall.
The commencement address was made by
William I-I. Kiekdofer, professor of Economics
at the University of Wisconsin.
This year, June 1922, the same difficulty
would have arisen if it had not been that at
last Indianapolis has a platform large enough
to accommodate Tech's graduates. This is
Cadle Tabernacle. So, on Friday evening, June
the twenty-third,approximately five hundred
students who constitute our largest graduation
class, will receive their diplomas in the presence
of a vast number of relatives and friends. IVe
feel sure the Tabernacle will be crowded.
In looking back over the different commence-
ments it is amazing to note the increase in the
number of graduates each year, sixteen in 1916
as compared to five hundred in 1922. If Tech
has made such rapid strides in the first ten
years of her existence it is diflicult to ascertain
just what she will do in her second ten years.
Gifts of Clinch beniurs
The custom of gift giving by the graduating
classes has grown out of the desire to perpetu-
ate the memory of the class and to impress in
some material way, their combined love for
their alma mater, and their interest in the fu-
ture growth and development of the school.
The individual gifts have varied according to
the tastes of the particular class and the out-
standing need of the school at that particular
time. As the school has, and is still undergoing,
a constructive period, the gifts have been con-
fined to those of the most practical value, divid-
ing naturally into two classes, money gifts and
Those leaving to the school the discretion of
the expenditure of their gifts of money were the
classes of June '16, January '17, June '17, June
'18, January '19, June '20, and January '22.
The class of January '21 gave money to be used
for the purchase of two bronze tablets to be
placed in the two closed window spaces at the
sides of the main entrance to the Arsenal. Cn
one is to be inscribed the creed of the school,
upon the other, the names of the Arsenal com-
manders are to be written. The growing need
for a trophy case and tablets for records of gifts,
was answered by the members of the class of
hlaterial gifts, both practical and ornamental,
were given by the following classes. The class
of June '15 left a property box containing the
costumes used in their play, "lXIidsummer
Night's Dream," bound volumes of "Hear Ye",
and a steel record cabinet. Seniors of January
'16 gave a steel cabinet for alumni records.
The January '18 class gave to the school a filing
cabinet for the use of the library. The mem-
bers ofthe class of June '19 procured a painting,
"The Arsenal Bell " done by Otto Stark. The
Seniors of January '20 bought books on the
world war as a memorial to Tech's boys who
were in the service.
Governed more, perhaps, by the actual needs
of the school, the field of choice for class gifts
has thus far been limited to these two groups.
However, as the pioneer stage of the school is
nearing its close, in the future there will possi-
bly be a much broader 'variety from which to
choose, and gifts may be ornamental as well as
practical. I-Iowever, as the first principle of a
work of art is its answering a specific need, each
gift up to the present time has fully complied
with the highest of standards.
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TXTIDSUMMER N1GHT's DREAM-1915
Since the organization of Technical there
have been given fifteen class plays. These have
included modern comedies, Shakespearian dra-
ma, and more spectacular plays where the scene-
ry and costumes had an important part in put-
ting the play across.
The first play, presented by the June ,15
class, was "A hlidsunimer Nights Dream,"
by lVilliam Shakespeare. The play was direct-
ed by Nliss Shover, Tech's beloved teacher. It
was given on the campus just east of the Arsen-
al building. The stage and bleachers were con-
structed by the boys in the carpentry shop while
the electrical shop had charge of the lighting.
The art department had to take care of the
scenery, and the sewing department had charge
of the costumes, so the play was exclusively
"Tech.,' There were only sixteen members of
the first class so some of the cast had to be
taken from the lower classrnen.
The leading parts were taken by Frank Sul-
livan, Donald Durman, and Lois Stone. The
night was ideal for the play. hir. Otto Stark
remarked as the moon came through the trees
that it seemed like a fairy place. The music was
furnished by the school orchestra. An inter-
esting thing to note was the absence of inter-
rnissions between the acts. The play was given
lfay 12, l9l5, before a very large audience. It
was a Tech success in every sense of the word.
The January '16 class gave "She Stoops to
Conquer," by O. Goldsmith. It was a delight-
ful eighteenth century comedy and was direct-
ed by Bliss Shover. The play was to have been
given in the same place as the first play but in-
clement weather prevented this, instead, it was
given at the old German House now known as
the Athenxum. The leading parts were very
well portrayed by Juanita Kendrick, Victor
Prange, hfartha Huff, Lehmann Holliday, and
June '16 was one of the high spots in Tech
drama. Instead of a class play, a Shakespear-
ian pageant was planned and carried out in
honor of the tercentennial anniversary of the
death of VVilliam Shakespeare. This pageant
THE ARSENAL CANNON 63
included all the important plays by Shakes-
peare. Everybody at Tech participated, from
freshmen to seniors. Each English class had a
play and the English teacher coached them.
Following is a list of plays and directors:
English l, The Tempest, Bliss Nlcldaughlin.
English lll, Coriolanus, Kliss Lanning.
Vocational Class, Julius Caesar, Kliss Bozell.
English Yl, Henry V, Kliss Foley.
English IV, Archery Contest., Kliss S. Leanard.
Senior Girls,Taming of the Shrew, hliss Godd-
English V, A VVinter's Tale, Bliss Patterson.
June Seniors, lluch Ado About Nothing, Bliss
English Vll, lylacbeth, Klr. Klills.
English VIII, Hamlet, Kliss Bridge.
The pageant was presented over by the pow-
der magazine. It was well attended and met
with great success.
"All of a Sudden Peggy," by Ernest Denny,
was given by the January '17 class and inci-
dently was Kliss Farman's first play at Tech.
Helen Drake and Roy hlcC1ruder had the lead-
ing parts. One performance was given at the
The class of June'17 gave"Pomander lYalk' '.
The play was presented at the old German
House now known as the Athenaeum. Qakley
French, Viola Swain, and Josephine Vllooley
had the leading parts. The play was directed
by Xliss Farrnan.
The play given by the January '18 class was
"Charley's Aunt," by Brandon Thomas. Rus-
sel Kirschman, Yivian Webster and Elizabeth
Yial had the leading parts. The play was pre-
sented with one performance at the Klasonic
Temple. lt was rehearsed in the attic of the
East Residence where many interesting objects
were unearthed. Kliss Farman directed the
A play by Dix and Sutherland was given by
the June '18 class, "The Road to Yesterday."
Bess Hartley, Usear Ries and Klarjorie Freeman
had the leading parts. Kliss Farman directed
the playand presented it attheKlasonic Temple.
By January '19, war plays were quite the
thing and so this class gave a war play, "lYlien
a Feller Needs a Friend," by Harry Higgins and
Harriet Ford. The proceeds of this play went
to French orphans, over two hundred dol-
lars being cleared for this purpose. This was the
first Tech play that was given at a legitimate
theatre. It was shown at English's, Kliss Far-
man again being the director.
"New Lady Bantock" or "Fannie and the
Servant Problem," by Jerome K. Jerome, was
the play given by the June '19 class. Ted
Campbell who had just returned from service
overseas was the dignified butler. Angeline
Bates and Frances Elmendorf had the leading
parts. This play was repeated at the Fort Ben-
jamin Harrison hospital for sick and convales-
cent soldiers stationed there.
A THOUSAND YEARS Ano-1922
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The next play was by gl. Xl. Barrie, f'The
Admirable Crcightonf, presented by the Janu-
ary '20 class. lt was a four-act modern comedy.
Kenneth Dynes was the big star of this play in
the part of the Admirable Creighton. The play
was the first Tech ever presented at the Rlurat.
At this time hlr. Park started with the direct-
ing of the advertising.
" Prunellan was the playgiven by the June '20
class. lt was a drama with many beautiful cos-
tumes and very beautiful stage settings. The
leading parts were taken by Betty Nunlist and
Lawrence Neidlinger. The play was rehearsed
in the lunchroom and was directed by Kliss Far-
man. This was the first play with two per-
"Captain Kiddn was the January '21 play,
a very delightful modern comedy with lots of
pep, action. and romance. hlinna hflargaret
Lauter and William Hackmeyer were the leads.
Thomas Leonard made a big hit as the village
constable. Others is the cast were Sam Ashby,
Alberta Kappler and Stephen Badger. Miss
Farman directed the play, two performances
June '21 class gave '4The Royal Family," a
rather spectacular drama. Paul Hodges made
a big hit as the Cardinal because the part was so
very different from '4Hobby,' himself. Shide-
ler Harpe and hflamie Clark had the leading
parts. This was lvliss Earman's last play at
Tech as she said "Adieu " the following summer.
A matinee and a night performance were given.
"The Rejuvenation of Aunt hlaryu, by Anne
VVarner, presented by thejanuary '22 class, was
the comedy chosen. Eleanor lVlcColloum had
the part of Aunt lvlary and couldn't have been
beat at it. Bob Drake and Josephine Healy
had the leading parts. This was Miss Fogg's
first play at Tech and for lots of color and ro-
mance it couldn't be beat.
The June '22 class gave "A Thousand Years
Ago," by Percy hflackaye. This was a very
spectacular play where the costumes and scen-
ery played an important part in putting the
play over. This had a cast numbering fifty.
Sherwood Blue and Hilda Smith had the lead-
ing parts. The comic parts played by Morris
Greenburg, Robert Nipper, Robert Cook,
and Jack Velsey were Very well done. An ori-
ental atmosphere seemed to pervade the whole
play. bliss Fogg directed the play, a mati-
nee and night performance were given.
Wiilliam VV. Drake
Vl7ise is the famous man who doesn't over-
work his popularity.
Glhe Qlumni Qssuriatiun
The Alumni Association of the Arsenal
Technical Schools was organized in June 1916,
under the supervision of Nliss Esther Fay
Shover, with Edward Troy Owen as president
and with a total enrollment of 146. Viiith
the association grown to 2000 in number? at
the present time it is very hard to realize
that the first meeting was held down in Room
60. Here a sumptuous banquet was served
after which hlr. Collicotte, then superintendent
of schools, addressed the association. A dance
followed in the old gym.
The meetings for the two following years
featured about the same except that the lunch
room was needed to hold the increased member-
In 1919 a new feature added much to the
interest, and that was a play directed by lVIrs.
James Steep, formerly Miss Florence Farrnan.
The carpentry shop, with a brand new floor,
proved more of an attraction than "Splinter
Hallu. This meeting was especially enjoyable
after the strain of the war. ,
Since 1920 the association has been under
the sponsorship of Kliss Hazel Pearson. In
that year the problem of space was partly
solved by holding the business meeting and
play out of doors under the trees. The use of
lanterns gave a very pretty effect but the
carpentry shop proved much too small for the
dance for so many alunmi wanted to attend.
VVoodruff Club was taken over the next
year and a carnival was added to the usual
attractions. Vlfith several hundred people in
attendance the walls of the club fairly bulged.
The first alumni paper, The Extex, came into ex-
istence in 1921 and was edited by Dallas Crooke
now president of the association. A prize of
five dollars which was given for the best name
was awarded to Alberta Keppler.
This year, 1922, the paper has been increased
from four pages to sixteen and contains
pictures of lylr. Stuart, alumni ofhcers, Tech's
letter men from colleges, and two new buildings.
This edition, edited by Ray Woods, shows
great progress for such a short time.
The meeting this year was the biggest yet.
A banquet was given in the new lunch room
with an elaborate program of music and toasts.
This was followed by basketball games in the
new gyms. Then came the dance and carnival
occupying practically the whole first and second
floor of the new shop building.
The Alumni Association is fast becoming
an active organization with more co-operation
and with more interest in the affairs.
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Supreme ups at atb
FIRST SUPREME DAY-1917
Following the custom established live years
ago, Tech celebrated Supreme Day on May 22,
1922.This day which is responsible for Tech's
existence, and growth, and forms a vital part of
Tech's beginning, should be known to all Tech-
onians. They should know how it came about,
how Tech has celet rated it, what it means,
and what the decision made by the Supreme
Court promises the citj: of Indianapolis.
The present site of over seventy-five acres,
together with some ground south of lflichigan
Street, was purchased by our government in
December of 1862. After the close of the Civil
liar the Arsenal was used as a store -house for
In September of 1912 Technical High School
opened for business with one hundred and eigh-
ty-three pupils and eight teachers. From 1912
to 1916 the school was in the hands of the court,
this made it very difiicult to conduct school.
The teachers and the pupils did not know on
Friday whether school would open on the fol-
lowing NIonday. Records show, however, that
even with this handicap the school went forward
for its enrollment increased from 183 to over
1000 pupils in the four years.
On May 22, 1916 the Supreme Court decided
that the school board could buy the present
grounds of over seventy-live acres. The anniv-
ersary of this decision, so vitally important to
boys and girls of today and of the future, is
celebrated by devoted Techonians.
The hrst celebration of Supreme Day, a pat-
riotic affair, was held on 1NIay 22, 1917. A band
concert followed by a series of drills given by the
girls of the gym classes, was one interesting
feature of the program. The iron Hagpole
which stands near the artillery building had just
been erected in place of the old wooden pole
which had been blown down that spring.
Around this new Hag-pole the audience
assembled to witness a pageant depicting
the making of the American flag. At the close
of the pageant Old Glory was raised in honor
of the one unfurled by the government in 186-1.
The Supreme Day of 1918 was celebrated
with dances.drills,and pageants.
Goddess of Spring, given in 1XfIay 1919, was a
very beautiful pageant. The costumes were
very pretty and full of bright colors, some repre-
sented butterflies, flowers, leaves, autumn, and
The eighth birthday of Tech, 1X'Iay 22, 1920,
was celebrated with a very elaborate pageant in
honor of Supreme Day. The pageant portrayed
the history of Tech from the time the Indians
roamed over the grounds to the present day.
It also showed the gift our arsenal gives to
Indianapolis. This pageant, written and directed
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by Miss Shover, gave those who witnessed it
some idea of the big gift Indianapolis is receiv-
ing from Tech.
The main feature of Tech's next Supreme Day
celebration was a huge birthday cake holding
nine candles. When the cake was cut, out step-
ped students symbolic of Tech activities.
The tenth anniversary was celebrated with a
pageant depicting, "The Spirit of Tech." In the
afternoon a band concert was given with 'fpepn
songs between numbers. A Cantata, 6'Spring
Rapture, U was given on our Athletic field by the
the Advanced Girls' Glee Club. Following this
came the pageant, "The Spirit of Tech."
The people of Indianapolis should realize
what a supreme decision was made by that
Supreme Court, May 22, 1916. Of course the
school is not yet complete, by any means, but
when it is finished according to the idea of our
worthy principal, Mr. Stuart, Indianapolis will
possess the finest high school in the United
States. Tech will have a beautiful natural park
where wild flowers and trees of all kinds belong-
ing to this part of the country will be allowed to
grow, a large auditorium whose seating capaci-
ty will be 10,000g a Greek theatre, and a large
athletic field. Such an institution, to be real-
ized for Tech during the next fifty years, coupled
with the fellowship of such a student body as
the school now has, promises wonderful things
in the way of citizenship to Indianapolis, to
Indiana, and to the United States.
Scraps From Tech's Scrap Books
Vllhen Tech first came into existence there
was a great controversy over the name of this
new school. Some wanted to call it Winona
High. Then, in the News, September 11, 1912,
appeared an article, signed "Old Timer," in
which our present name-Arsenal Technical
High School-was suggested.
During Tech's first year the enrollment
passed two hundred and twenty-five.
On October 7, 1912, Tech held its first Riley
program. On this occasion the students sent
two dozen roses to Mr. Riley.
The names of William Erwin, Nlildred Gold-
berger, Wiilliam Kinkel, Arthur lylarquilte,
Dorothy New, Edward Owen and Genevieve
VViese appear on Tech's first honor roll.
Tech's first faculty party was held October
11, 1912. The Manual faculty was included
in this celebration.
hfildred Goldberger, Louis Brady, Earl Pang-
hom and Loraine Tree were the first contribu-
tors to Tech's first school paper.
The Tech squirrel used to be the much talked
of and constant companion of the pupils.
The Arsenal squirrel in his height of glee,
Chattered and played in a neighboring tree.
Little thought he that I could see,
The pranks that he played, from my session
The second semester, January '13, one
hundred and forty-three freshies came to Tech.
One of Our First Yells
Rahl Rah! Rahl
Who is best?
We are-VVe are!
T. H. S.
1NIay the twentieth, 1920, the Arsenal clock
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Back in the spring of '13 the lilac blossoms
were so bountiful that Thomas Jay, the cus-
todian, spent two days picking bouquets of
the blossoms for the pupils. Even then the
supply was not exhausted.
Indianapolis News, Oct. 13, '1-1. The old
Guard House at Tech which has been used as
a lunchroom, has been closed. It has probably
seen the last of its usefulness as far as the school
1X'Iarch the eleventh, 1915, a group of thirty
teachers and thirty pupils met to decide
three momentous questions-the school colors,
arm-band and alumni pin. Green and white
were chosen as Tech's colors, an acorn shaped
arm band was selected, and the Tech pin was
to be acorn shaped. The names of the pupils
who voted on these questions are: A
THE ARSENAL BELL - BY Orro STARK
In 1916, hir. Otto Stark won the Holcomb
prize at the Indiana Art Exhibition for a pic-
ture representing the view from the top of the
Arsenal tower and showing the bell in the fore-
ground. The original now hangs in hir.
Stuart's new office.
The class of January '16 presented hir.
Stuart with the original arm band which was
adopted as the ofiicial one at the special meet-
One of the first city advertisements recog-
nizing Tech was in the days of the Friendship
bracelet. Julius C. 1Valk 8: Sons, the Jewellers,
ran the ad.
was repaired and the bell on the tower was
raised in order to increase the volume of sound.
Herman Olsen would like to know if the
chairs in the ofhce are going to miss him, while
Wilma 1XIikesell can't understand how Tech
will get along without her-or maybe is it how
she will get along without Tech. Savez-vous?
As a permanent memorial to the Technical
High School students who entered the service
of their country during the Wvorld VVar, a grove
of trees was planted on the school grounds
almost in the shadow of the old clock tower.
Two hundred and forty-two trees were
donated by the park Board, one for each
student in service, and planted by members of
the January 1920 Senior Class.
The dedicatory services, held on Armistice
Day, November eleventh, 1919, were so
beautiful and impressive that they will never
be forgotten by those fortunate enough to be
present. hlusic for the occasion was furnished
by the school band, and an interesting feature
was a drill by the R. O. T. C. in full uniform.
Girls of the class, dressed in patriotic colors,
decorated each tree with a flag. Four of the
trees, in memory of Paul Burns, Franklin
Burns, Ralph Gullet, and Alfred Sloame,
who made the supreme sacrifice on their
countryis alter, were decorated in a special
manner. The president of the Park Board
formally presented the trees. hir. Stuart ac-
cepted the gift in the name of the school paying
a fitting tribute to those whose memory they
are to perpetuate. The Reverend Kfr. O'Dell
of the Second Presbyterian Church delivered
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the oration of the day, and the formal program
closed with patriotic music by the band.
As a further tribute by the class a book-
plate was designed on which appears the name
of all the boys who were in service. This
plate is now used in about two hundred books
in reference to the war, which were a gift
of the class to the school library.
This was all a fitting and lasting tribute
to those who heard the call to service. This
Grove will, in years to come, be a temple 'knot
made with handsw to keep their memory
green and fadeless. As Joyce Kilmer says:
"I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet loving breast,
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to prayg
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair,
Upon whose bosom snow has lain,
VVho intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree."
DEDIC.ATION Or I.iBERfrx' GROVE
more Qhuut liberty Grub:
Perhaps the most touching part of the
Liberty Grove ceremony was the decoration of
the trees, planted for the boys who had made the
" supreme sacrifice. " There were four of them,
all of whom left school to enlist: Alfred Sloame
who died of spinal meningitis at Fort Huston,
Texas, Ralph Gullett, who was killed in his
first engagement, Paul Burns and Franklin
Burns, both of whom were killed in action.
Kliss Harter, after much hard work, has
managed to procure the records of one hundred
and twenty-three of our boys. These show that
forty-five went over-seas. Seven of those were
wounded. In the S.A.T. C. fStudents Army
Training Corpsl we had fifty-four represenativ-
es. Eighteen chose the artillery, sixteen the
navy, while eight left the friendly earth behind
and in the air service, explored the sky. Six
more carried on the good work of engineering.
Tech has also to their credit four marines and
four infantrymen, and three more who became
heroes of the ambulance. Three did honor to
Miss Kaltz's training by keeping up their music,
two as band members and one as a bugler.
One more 4' carried on 'l in the Red Cross.
There are a few especial heroes. Lucy E.
Ervin, a Private in the Marine Recruiting Ser-
vice, was the sole representative of the Tech
girls. Rush 'Williams, who, by the way, is the
brother of our Rlarguerite, received the Cross
of XYar and the Distinguished Service lvfedal.
Kenneth Jeffries was one of the selected Marine
Guards for President Wilson when he went to
Not a bad showing for so young a school,is it?
And as for faculty-of course the faculty was
there. Thanks to Kfr. Anderson, who enlisted
the aid of Nfrs. Harrison,we have a record of
each present member of the faculty who served.
It is very interesting to note that, with but
a few exceptions,every teacher was an officer.
Cf our three or four privates one was a wireless
operator connected with the heavy artillery,
another was connected with the medical depart-
ment and the chemical warfare department.
Then we had one secretary of the Y. Nl. C. A.
and a member of the C. A. C. B. D. S. H.
Chester A. Amick has the unique record of hav-
ing enlisted twice, once as a bugler on the hflex-
ican Border, again in the Army of Occupation.
Another of our teachers, F. L. VVilson, was in
turn, a mine sweeper, mine layer, converter of
Russian travelers into sweepers and an oflicer
in the transport service.
In regular branches of the Service, we had six
infantrymen, four in the field artillery, and
three in the air service. The navy, the marines,
and the medical corps each had two men to
their credit, while the coast artillery, ordinance
department, engineers and S. A. T. C. each
lledals? Vvell, they didn't say they had any,
but we fear that faculty of ours is most terribly
modest, and we are quite sure that somewhere,
hidden safely away, are some medals and cita-
tions for their bravery.
Here is a list of those men and boys, students
and teachers, who put on uniforms for the
honor of Tech, of Indiana, and of the U. S. A.
C. A. Amick
H. H. Anderson
H. L. Browning
VV. E. Cleveland
R. V. Copple
C. F. Cox
Charles Brandt. Jr.
George Baker DeVan
J. C. Edwards
H. F. Fyc
P. XV. Kistler
C. C. lX'Iartin
E. S. Klartin
P. R. lXIort
D. C. Pirk
XY. F. Reagan
O. C. Ries
KI. P. Schaefer
XV. L. Schneider
Hugh Fischer, -Ir.
G. F. lXflcConnell
Charles lvl. Richar
C. E. Trueblood
A. Xl. Wlelchons
F. L. XYilson
XY. XY. XYright
D. S. Young
J. C. Sampson
Leo T. Samuels
blames Patrick Scott
Alva hlorris Tuttle
George Yarney, Jr.
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Tech's decennial year! Ten years of athletics
at Tech-ten years of successes and failures,
failures that have been met with grim deter-
mination to better the record next time, suc-
cesses which have been met with smiles.
During the first few years of Tech's growth
the records of the teams did not flourish but
the desire to be successful was ever present and
courageous endeavors have resulted in many
victories in all branches of athletics. The
athletes have been plodding along in spite of
poor equipment, strengthening each year's
record, until now, any Tech student is proud
to point to these proofs of their energetic and
ambitious athletes. Following is a history of
Athletics at Tech since 1912:
History of Baseball
Baseball fiourished in a small manner dur-
ing the first year of Techg that is, during that
time, those who wished to play reported at
the diamonds where scrub teams were chosen
and these men formed the nucleus of succeed-
ing teams. hilr. H. H. Anderson had charge of
Then, during 1913, league teams were or-
ganized, these seemed always to inspire a large
amount of enthusiasm into the players and
fans, for the scores were fairly even, considering
the materials used, and conditions.
1n the spring of 191-1 one Tech team entered
a lN1anual league, and Tech's representative
finished with an average of 333. During this
year a certain uPup" 11iilson showed exceed-
ingly wonderful ability on the diamond. Klr.
Sanders was the coach.
League teams were again organized this year.
This is what appeared in the CANNON in the
spring of 1916. "Tech, now at the end of its
fourth year as a high school, is at the forefront
in nearly every branch of secondary athletics.
Athletics, during the past four years, have been
invaluable in the development of Tech, in
maintaining a wholesome and loyal spirit among
The spring of this year witnessed one of the
best baseball teams ever turned out at Tech.
Coach Carroll had to give up his coaching job'
when he answered his country's call and left
for the Officer's Reserve Training Camp at
Fort Harrison on Nfay eleventh. His duties-
were taken hold of by Klr. Gorman and l1f1r-
Spence, who continued the good work started
by Carroll. And then it was that Tech walked
away with the first state championship that
she ever held. On lX1ay twenty-fifth and sixth,
a state tournament was held at Lafayette
under the auspices of Purdue University. The
results of the games follow:
Tech C 91 Anderson Q01-Forfeit
Tech Q 71 Nfanual C31
Tech C121 Kewanna Q21
Of all the games that were played the-
1X1anual-Tech affair was decidedly the best of
the tournament. 1Vith air-tight pitching'
and fielding our team managed finally to ease
over a victory.
The Kewannas barely offered any resistance'
to our unbeatable team.
These games were umpired by Harry C..
Geisel of lndianapolis, who stated, after the
game, that Tech presented one of the strongest.
and fastest high school teams he had witnessedl
for several years.
This state championship team was composed.
of the following players, some of whom are
now stars elsewhere: Screes, Wvagner, Ash,
Sherman, Sheppard, 'X1olls, Kimick, and
During 1918, much to our sorrow, Tech did
not have any baseball team. "Blame it on the
1n this year we won the city league cham-
pionship over Shortridge and Klanual by a
large lead. Our state team also beat 1X1anualf
and Shortridge by the scores of 25-12 and 12-7,.
The baseball team was started early ini
April, by hlr. Crandall, who organized a state
team. A city league was also arranged withi
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Manual, each school entering four teams. In
spite of all effort on the part of the coaches
and many faithful players, this league did not
Nineteen hundred and twenty-one proved a
banner year indeed, in baseball. A state team
was organized under the tutelage of Mr. Cran-
dall and, this team captured every game on
its schedule including a forfeit game from Edin-
The History of Basketball
Basketball at Tech, was first played in the
year 1913-1-1. League teams, such as still ex-
ist, were organized among the students.
These teams played only among themselves
and did not compete with outside schools.
It is interesting to note that the faculty had,
at this time, and for several years afterward,
a team which competed yearly with one of
the student teams. lXfIr.Anderson, lXfIr. Richard-
son and lNIr. Lancaster of our present faculty
have been stars of the faculty teams of other
Tech entered her first sectional tournament
in the year 191-1-15. This tournament was
held in Franklin in the spring of 1915. The
team which Tech sent had been organized
but a short time before. As a result, they had
had but little practice and experience. Further-
more it was the first time that a Technical
basketball team had played against an out-
side school. The boys put up a great scrap
against Shelbyville in their first game, but
it was in vain. Their handicaps were too great
and so they were forced to bow in defeat.
The score of this game, the first with an out-
side team, was Shelbyville 37, Technical 19.
The season of 1915-16 found league basket-
ball still occupying the center of the stage.
Tech again sent a representative team to the
sectional, this time at Nfartinsville. This
team made a splendid showing, beating Uak-
landon to the tune of 22 to 12. They then
trounced Castleton 27 to 23 in the second
round before bowing to the strong Southport
team in the semi-finals, 37 to 15.
Up to the spring of 1917, more attention had
been given to the league teams than to the
state squad, the latter team being organized
only a short time before the tournament.
The school year of 1916-17 saw the beginning
of the end of this condition. The candidates
were practicing under coaches Lancaster and
Carrol, by the first of the year. Interest among
the student body was at a much higher pitch
than it had ever been before.
The sectional tournament was again held
at hflartinsville. Our boys won their first
game which was an overtime affair with Broad
Ripple, 25 to 22. They then lost their second
game to Martinsville after a hard scrap,
27 to 16.
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FIRST STA rs SQU A D
In the season of 1917-18 we find state squad
aspirants coming out still earlier. In this year
also, Indianapolis high schools received per-
mission from the school board to hold inter-
scholastic basketball and baseball. This proved
to be a great boom to both sports. A schedule
was arranged with some of the strongest teams
of the state. Tech launched upon her real
basketball career. The first part of the sched-
ule resulted in a series of defeats. The tide
turned in the latter part of the season and the
team annexed a number of victories. Among
the victims were our present day rivals,
Columbus, Kokomo, Shelbyville and Broad
Tech entered the sectional at Blartinsville,
this year, with the highest hopes of carrying
away all the honors. They were doomed to
disappointment, however, as our boys dropped
their first game to llooresville to the mourn-
ful tune of 17 toll.
In the fall of 1918 basketball started late
because of the delay in opening school. The
team breezed along, breaking about even in
victories and losses. The names of Hawkins,
Drayer and Griggs were always quite prominent
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in the lineups for the games of this season.
The sectional tournament was held in Indi-
anapolis for the first time in the spring of 1919.
The tournament was held in Tomlinson Hall.
Tech won her first game from Fisher's but lost
her second to Shortridge in a hardly contest-
ed game in which Tech held the lead for the
most of the game, Shortridge forging ahead in
the last minutes of play. This tournament,
the first held in Indianapolis in Tech's life
time, was won by Manual.
Never before had such a collection of stars
worn the Green and VVhite as in the season of
1919-20. Nipper, Griggs, Slaughter, Hawkins,
Drayer, Van Arsdale and Hay were the prin-
cipal reasons why our team established such
a record of victories over the strongest teams
of the state. The unfailing good spirit of our
players gained the team our reputation of
being the most sportsmanlike team in the state.
Tech entered the sectional tournament,
which was again held at Tomlinson Hall, a
big favorite. Our boys trounced INIanual 20
to 9 in their first game. They then handed
Cumberland a neat whipping, 22 to 9. Next,
they narrowly escaped disaster at the hands
of Ben Davis 11, Tech 1-1. Our team then
tackled Shortridge in the final game and came
out on the long end of a 27 to 16 score, the
first Technical basketball team to win a sec-
The team went into the state tournament
minus the services of its ace, Slaughter, who
was having his own little game with the 'gfluf'
The loss of Slaughter did not affect the team's
fighting spirit as was plainly shown by the 30
to 17 walloping handed to Kendallville in
the first game. Our boys then went into the
second round against Jefferson of Lafayette,
picked by many to win the tournament. Our
boys fought hard and made Jefferson go the
limit to gain an 18 to 9 decision. Thus ended
our first state tournament. Jefferson went to
the finals to be defeated by Franklin.
Basketball received a late start in 1920 be-
cause of football. The team entered the first
part of the schedule without much practice
and as a result, lost the first game. They soon
got started, however, and established a brilliant
record for the rest of the season. At one time
the team won eleven straight games. They
then left the straight and narrow path for
two games but soon got back on the right track.
Tech again entered the sectional tournament,
which was held at the Coliseum, a favorite.
Our boys won their first game rather easily
from Beech Grove, 32 to 11. They then over-
powered Valley iXIills, the dark horse of the
tournament, 18 to 1-1. In the semi-finals,
Tech came from behind and took a thriller
from Broad Ripple, 26 to 13. The final game
with Nfanual was a wonderful exhibition of
basketball. hfanual fought hard but could
not keep up with the pace set by our boys.
The final whistle found the score 19 to 14 in
Tech's favor and Tech was sectional champion
for the second time.
In the regional tournament at Blooming-
ton, our team hit a stone wall in the form of
Vincennes, and accepted the worst defeat of
the season. The score was Vincennes 29,
Thus we have the history of basketball at
Tech from its beginning to the present year.
This period has been one continual march for-
ward. Let us hope that the march may con-
tinue so that Tech will set the standard in
basketball as she is rapidly setting it in other
things. Harold Harris.
After along period of rest, simulating that of
Rip Van Winkle,football found itself again and
started on a career of clean and honest sports-
manship. Unlike friend Rip, football was not
looked at with wonder but with eager expe-
ctation of tense confiict on the white-lined
field. Football was received among the other
prime sports like a long lost brother and its
popularity was probably even increased by
its long absence. At any rate, when the first
football game in years was played, all the foot-
ball enthusiasts were there in force.
The first football game in which Indianapolis
high schools had participated in years was that
between Tech and Kirklin in which our school
scored a decisive victory. Hal Griggs had the
honor of scoring the first touchdown for Tech.
The second game played by Tech was with
New Castle and resulted in another victory
for us. And oh, that third game, it was one
thriller. We played IVIanual to a standstill
and further upheld our unstained record. The
support of the school was something to be
proud of and when the big Tech banner fioated
away, supported by one hundred and thirteen
green and white balloons, our backing for the
team was forcibly displayed through word of
mouth. Noblesville, on the light end of a
very heavy score, fought to the last in our game
with them. And then the game with Shortridge
was the main feature of the whole season,
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the clapping climax to a victorious season.
There was wonderful spirit displayed by both
schools and it was without a doubt the most
hotly contested game of the whole year.
Although the first points of the game were
made by our opponents, the Tech squad
showed its staying ability and pluck by win-
ning in the last half. The only thing to mar
our perfect record was the game with Sheridan
and even it was a "victory in defeatubecause
of the splendid attitude which our team showed
towards the victors.
Then came the victory parade when the
entire school, led by lX'Ir. Stuart and the band,
marched down to the Circle where hflr. Graff
presented the team with a silver cup bearing
green and white streamers. This was a
symbol of the city championship, won by
The second season of football opened in
September 1921, when over two hundred candi-
dates turned out for practice. After having
worked them over, the best men possible were
selected and the team was ready to go up
against anything. September twenty-third
marked the day of the first game of the season.
Tech played Greenfield in a field of mud, and
raked up a winning score out of the mud.
The second game, with New Castle, was also
played, rooted for, and won in the mud. In
the next game the mud seemed no longer an
advantage for we lost by one point. Further
defeat in the mud was taken from Sheridan.
The next big event was the second annual
mix-up with Shortridge and both teams on
this occasion seemed to prefer the center of
the field where the mud was better because
they never stayed near each other's goal posts
for a very long period of time. After fighting
the full four periods the teams left the field
and the mud to themselves and retired with
the original score, nothing to nothing. In the
second annual romp with Manual the two teams
battled to another scoreless finish. In this
game Tech seemed to lack the much needed
punch to fatten our score. The last game of
the season that was played on our home ground
was between Tech and Louisville IVIale High,
the champions of Kentucky. In a sea of mud
and water a team never displayed more general-
ship than did ours, despite the fact that we lost
what was probably the most thrilling and
exciting game of the season. The season finally
ended with defeat of our team by Steel High
of Dayton, Ohio. This game was played away
from home and although the Green and VVhite
warriors did their best, it was not enough to
offset the playing of Steele. But best of al
Tech did not lose her warlike spirit.
The first two seasons of football were sur-
charged with wonderful spirit and backing
for the team. And as the record has been
started, so may the record be kept.
Ilfiecffs Gitank Qfieam
Everybody step. All out for track.
Track was one of the last major sports that
Tech entered. In the first years of its existence
the pupils were so taken up with other duties
that they had no time to think about track,
but at last the school woke up to what it was
missing. To please the popular demand, a
mass meeting of the school was called, the pos-
sibilities of track were discussed, and as a re-
sult the first candidates were called out Feb-
ruary 11, 1915.
lXIr. Brunhow had charge of our first team.
The first track meet which was a triangular
interclass affair between the Sophomores,Jun-
iors, and Freshmen, was won by the Freshies
with thirty-five points. The Juniors won
thirty-three and the Sophs. trailed behind
with sixteen. Four men who were destined
to be bright lights in Tech's track history,
shone first at this meet. These men were Earl
Perkins, Paul Koehler, Henry Butler, and
Frank Hoke. These four, with Caldwell and
Robinson, formed Tech's first track team. In
the state meet of 1915, Tech scored five points
when Heine Butler won the quartermile and
clipped one-fourth second off the state record.
Tech was the only Indianapolis High School to
score in the state meet that year.
In 1916 Tech trackmen, now ten in number,
had ample opportunity to display their ability.
Two outside meets were held, one with Rich-
mond, at which Tech won, and another with
Sheridan, at which Tech lost. Then came the
state meet. Koehler and Perkins scored ten
points. As a final touch to the season Captain
Earl Perkins entered the national meet at
In 1917 our team was not quite as good as
in the previous years. It started off well by
defeating Shelbyville and Richmond. They
sent quite a few men to the state meet but
failed to make a single point there. Captain
Perkins had been injured and was unable to
work most of the season, so the work fell on
Harold Day. He did his job nobly and stood
out above the others.
In 1918 Tech made up for her off year in
1917. Wiith the new men, Crawford lXIott,
74 THE ARSENAL CANNON
Al Nfcllvane, and Clarence Drayer, together
with the old standbys-Earl Perkins, Earl
VVagner, and Harold Day, the Green and
White made fourteen points in the state meet,
tying with hfanual for second place.
In 1919 a wonderful record was made.
Crawfordsville, Anderson, Shortridge, Rich-
mond,and Brownsburg were defeated in turn.
Tech's one defeat was to lVIanual. The out-
standing stars that year were Crawford Mott,
Harold Day, James hfaxwell, Clarence Drayer
and Hal Griggs. Nine of the men went to the
state meet but Harold Day was the only man
to score, making four points for Tech.
In 1920, the team was strong again. A
good record of victories was hung up and the
sectional meet was won. But at the state,
Manual, whom we had beaten in the sectional,
won, while we ran a good second.
In 1921, two men, Glenn Gray and Jack
Velsey, stood out above the others. Tech was
second to lXfIanual in both the sectional and
We counted ten points in the state when
Velsey won the high hurdles and Gray broke
the state record for the two hundred twenty.
Gray went to the National meet at Chicago
and won fourth place there, giving Tech one
This year our team had two star men back
and worlds of new material turned out. iilhen
the magazine went to print the team had not
had an opportunity to prove its strength but
judging from the practice it was very strong.
1NIay our future teams be bigger and better!
Yea Tech! Track!
Qlinncerning Q Qecessarp Qlihil
Yesterday afternoon our city editor thought
I looked starved for work, I guess, as he cast his
stern eye upon me where I reclined alternately
contemplating a view of the campus running
away with itself swathed in veils of water vapor,
and reading a pamphlet, entitled 'fPolywogs
and their Habits." Accordingly, he bundled
me into a waterproof so that I resembled a
cocoon and hustlecl me away to interview the
office. You, poor reader, are suffering from the
results of said bundling. A person with a little
enterprise can pick up enough information
about the office from the fans or culprits await-
ing judgment, as to warn them to stay away as
long as possible.
But my case was unavoidable so I rushed
madly up to hlrs. Harrison and stated my
mission. I gleaned that the office force
was at first practically nihil. It consisted of a
battered and scarred roll-top desk which resided
in state on the second floor of the Arsenal.
Shortly after, a space was railed off where the
book-store now is and the office was deposited
within this space. lNfIrs. Harrison then took
charge. In the fall of 1916 the office was moved
to the little house by Lilac Lane and here an-
other member, Miss hfabel Fields, was added
to the force. The third member must have
appeared about this time also. VVhen malicious
fate caused the office to burn in the fall of 1921,
it was moved to the guard-house, which gave
everyone an excuse for missing the greater part
of a class when he was sent for a tardy slip, for
he could come in looking like an angel, and say
sweetly to his teachers, "But, I'm late because
it takes so long to get theref'
In October 1921, the new building was
complete and the new office was pressed into
service. Three other members were added to
the force, which now comprises the formidable
number of six. It pays to be a reporter for I
was admitted into lXfIr. Stuart's private
sanctorum, and a lovely place it is. The polish-
ed floor is partly covered with a soft gray rug
of velour. The windows, which command a
view of most all the campus, are curtained in
brown. A painting of the Arsenal Bell by Mr.
Otto Starke hangs on the south wall and one of
lXfIr. William Forsythe,s colorful scenes along
Pogues' Run, on the east wall. just above is a
small clock, set into the wall. In the center of
the room is a large desk of walnut with five
or six office chairs scattered about. I should
like to be a principal just to have such a lovely
The outer office is very light and airy, and
behind the middle counter are the desks of three
of our illustrious vice-principals, lNIr. Craig,
Mr. hflorgan, and hflr. Greene. On the right
are the cubby holes behind which the office
force is hidden, and- to the left are the
desks of Mrs. Harrison and Miss Thatcher who
give tardy slips, et cetera. Back of 1VIrs.
Harrison's desk is the door leading into lNfIr.
Stuart's office. VVith this wonderful office plus
all her other Blessings Tech should be the hap-
piest school in the world!
Hot Dogs! Wfe don't have to use heavy
wraps now to keep us warm.
If youth but knew
VVhat age would crave,
hfany a penny
Youth would save.
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Little Benny's Notebook
Tech's Good Luck Tree
One aftirnoon aftir schule me 'n Puds wus
wawkin along doin' nuthin special sept jus
wawkin an seein wich one cud kick a stick
the farthest away. Sumhow, eny time we
wawk we always seem to end up at Teck-
I don't know why it is.
VVe kep on wawkin an sayin nothin till we
came to the barn. Holy Smoakel seys Puds,
uwat they call that the barn for?" IVIeening
wher wus the horses if it wus a barn.
'N' I says to Puds, Vifell, gee heck, Puds,
I guess maybe you don't know much about
wat yure tawking about. Dident you know
that onct teck wusn't a schule? They was
soldiers here in the Civil war wen Abraham
Linkun wus president. Don't you remember?
They musta kep their horses in here. Gee-
whiz-gosh. I guess Teck can call its buildins
enything they want enywaysf'
"How do you know so much," sed Puds.
lNIe sayin, "IVell, I guess my pop knows
everything" wich he does sometimes. Puds
diden't say nothin but kicked the stick reel
hard me running aftir it, beings it wus my turn
to kick it. It lit under a tree an wen I picked
it up I bumped my hed on something sharp
I luked up to see wat it wus.
'fGee gosh, Puds come here quick" wich
he did wonderin wat wus wrong. 'CDO ya
see enything wrong with that tree" meening for
him to look at it clost. I-Ie luked. It wus a cer-
tain tree between the Barn an' the Barrucks
wat hasen't eny soldiers but wich is called
the Barrucks jus the same.
Puds sed, wats that iron thing in there?
Pointing at the tree me saying Peaches and
cream don't you know wat that is? Thats a
Merry Christmus, Happy New Year sed
Puds, How'd it get there?
INIe sayin nothin but jus lukin and thinkin.
"Good governor INiIcCray, Puds luk, the trees
grow'd all round the horse shew," I sed show-
in him all about it.
'fGrate guns how do you spose it got there"
After wich I says ""Less think" sittin down
under the tree on my hat. IVe sat and sat
doin nuthin but sittin an thinkin-finally
I sed Gee, I bet that yers and yers ago wen
they wusn't any schule here-nuthin but jus
trees an' buildin's an soldiers they was a drum-
mer boyCNIeening a boy wat beets the drum in
the armyj wich wasen't much bigger'n us
coz in the Civil IVar they wus awful young uns
enlisted-pop sed so. An' IXIebby they wus
a gurl wat luked like Loretta but wat wusn't
UAW cut out that soft stuff," sed Puds me
goin on jus like I dident here. "An as they
wus wawkin along thinkin as how mebbe
they wudent see each other again the gurl
says Oh Benny luk wat I found-it being that
very horse shew.
"Aw rats!" seds Puds shifting around as
the ground Wusent very soft.
Then she sed "you make a wush an throw it
over your sholder" wich he did. They nevir
thought to luk were there horse shewelit. It lit
on the limb of this tree an then in a few yers
a wood man come along an cut off the limb
but the horse shew dident fall off an kep on
being good luck for the drummer an his gurl.
An then along comet Teck an growed up right
around this good luck tree. In the corse of
time the little tree grew round the horse shew
and so the good luck of Teck is purserved by
that tree an' as long as that tree lives I bet
Teck has lots of good luck an' grows un'grows.
"I always Wundered why Teck had such
good luck but gee heck Benny, wuts got into
"Holy Smoke, I dont know but enny ways
I bet part of thats true an' bet Teck takes
gud care of that tree an' if they doent they
ought to-which I know they do being Teck."
"Let's go," says Puds-Wiich we done me
still thinkin about Teck an her gud luck tree.
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VVafting o'er the gay spring breeze,
From the stately campus trees
A song there comes from Nfemoryis door
Touching Arsenal, Barracks, Barn
Witli that old historic charm,
Bringing back those days of yore,
'When duty work and fame and play
Holding sway from day to day
VVrought for all their many joys.
Then in silence let Tech find
Through ten years with Father Time,
A message for her girls and boys.
When war rent our country dear
Our Tech fthe Arsenalj guarded here,
hlen and guns, fear to abate,
'Twas here that cannon fired each day,
That men drilled hard for every fray
And the '4Stars and Stripe-si' upheld the state.
Then when each man had ceased to light
And his wrongs began to right,
Peace and learning, hand in hand,
Spread their works throughout the land,
And touched the Arsenal on their way,
First Wlinona Tech ,twas named,
Then A. T. S. when it was claimed
A city high school here to stay.
Ten years have passed since that firm stride,
Can you wonder at our pride
VVhen we claim her as our school?
At first her start like others, small-
More pupils came each spring and fall,
VVhile Tech established form and rule,
Green and VVhite she proudly claimed
And through her good works she was named
The coming school in our good town.
Each year pupils come, and Tech has grown
Till now this school is widely known
Because good standards win renown.
So harken all! where'er you are,
This message that floats from days afar-
Brought to the school of scholarship wide-
0f teams and clubs, old Tech High's pride.
Then be our pledge to Father Time,
For the next ten years, "Wife Climb! Vive Climbl'
lX'Ianufacturers of hair nets lost another cus-
tomer when Helen Kliller joined the army of
The Robert's Rules of Qrder shall be known
The Arsenal Clock and Me
When as a freshman limp and lean
From fear I tried to keep unseen,
The Arsenal Clock seemed e'er to say,
'4Remember, there'll come another day!"
Another day there came to be-
But that's between the clock and me.
And in the morning when Fm late,
The old clock tries not to strike eight,
But when it does it looks so sad
As if my plight made it feel bad.
VVhen Fm on time there seems to be
Great joy between that clock and me.
Its hour bells never fail to say,
c'For dear Tech High-Hurrayl Hurrayln
To this, our school, this clock belongs,
And to this school it chimes its songs,
But please don't tell, because you see,
It's just between the clock and me.
Day in and out, its fat old face
Looks peacefully down, on the place,
It cheers me up, no matter what,
It always means to me a lot,
We're both for Tech! Now, don't you see
There's lots between the clock and me?
hlary Latham, Eng. Ill.
hereafter as "The Charley Klurphfs Revised According to scientists light haired people
Rules of Order." are dreamy and dark ones are more pr actica
78 THE ARSENAL CANNON
Build Ye Four Square
f'lXfIen may come and men may go
But I go on forever."
This may be true of the brook but it is also
true of the spirit of great men. Vlvhen I was
younger, friendswould often turn to me and say
ofa certain person, "There is a real man." I
knew he was a man but I did not realize why my
friend should so emphatically call him ua real
manf, I soon realized that my friend recognized
in him certain qualities which made him out-
standing from his fellowmen. He saw certain
things in the inner man which I did not as yet
know. Then my eyes were opened and the life
of true manhood was revealed to me.
True manhood is built four-square. The
mental, religious, social, and physical sides must
not only be equal, but also the angles of con-
duct must be right. To form the square well
there must be a will to do the work, a will with
high ideals as its objective. With the will work-
ing for the better molding of the square a true
manly life is formed.
No doubt you have in mind one who is "a
real mann. In a little Ohio town, on April 27,
1822, Ulysses S. Grant was born. As a boy he
showed no traits of a genius but he did build
four square. He had no honors when he was
graduated from West Point, and later in busi-
ness life he was no marvelous success but he did
build four square. Vwihen the time for his real
service came he was prepared because he built
four square. At the outbreak of the Civil war
he was commissioned a second lieutenant and
was twice cited for bravery in five days because
he had built four square. He arose in esteem
and so in command and was made general in
charge of all the union forces as a man who
built four square. He forced Lee's surrender,
helped in reconstruction, and was twice elected
president of the United States. He was revered
and honored by his countrymen until his death
as a man who built four square.
Now we can look back upon his life and see in
it, true manhood. We see in his life an example
well worth adopting as our goal. His spirit will
live through the ages as one whom we call a
real man. Sherwood Blue.
"Bob" Schetter is a combination of ath-
letics, chatterbox and botany.
We wonder if Elbert Ruth is any relation
to the world famous "Babe,"
Joe Zartman has a wonderful talent for
amateur photography. For further informa-
tion see Velma Slack.
The Super Professor
He's brushed away the mystery,
That hangs about our history
He's shown that Alexander was a cub-
And gracious! how he's blown apart
The glamour that was Bonaparte.
Hels proved that Julius Caesar was a dub.
Of bishops and their carriages,
Of angels and their marriages,
Of martins and of Trogodies he's always
The ultimate authority
To all the vast majority
IS -Mr. Browning.
On earth's anthropology
And recent war pyschology
On socialism, Bolshevism too,
On life's absurd insanities
Injustices and humanities
His observation totals quite a few.
The past is easy game for him
The future's all the same for him-
VVhatever the theme-he's always there with
And so I sing in puny verse
That guide to all the universe
That oracle and Prophet-Mr. Browning.
Yet once more, ye muses, once more ye Goddess
I call you hear me, guide these fingers mine.
As they, o'er this untracked sheet, their errant
I inscribing thereon, a poem as of one ye knew,
In earlier times, the pride of England her
master poet he,
Inspired by you, through his tuneful lines, he
could not see,
Such were they, that thru the long years which
since have passed
They have lived on, and even now, among the
noblest works of men have classed
As of such worth that before our eyes they have
A model which, with words laborious, we vainly
strive to imitate.
Question: W'hy is lNIary lNIerrill so little?
Answer: Sweet things always come in little
packages. Quarter, please.
Katherine Noonan, Jessie McCallie and Ruby
lXIeyer believe in the proverb: "Speech was
given man to conceal his thoughts."
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Winning His "W"
The day for the track meet between Westford
and Melton academies dawned bright and clear.
It was to be the gala event of the season, the
annual clash between the two rivals for the
supremacy of the field.
Tom Brent, the freshman quarter-miler and
Westford runner, was awakened by the sun
streaming in through the window. He quickly
arose, went to the window and looked down up-
on the street. Sure enough, the scene that had
been described to him was actually there.
Groups of Wiestford and Klelton students were
lounging in doorways or around lamp posts.
The Green and YVhite of Wlestford was in
predominance but here and there were spots of
vivid crimson which indicated a hlelton
rooter. As he looked upon this display of color
and heard the excited voices of the students
supporting their schools, his blood tingled in
his veins for he realized that the outcome of
this meet was of the utmost importance for the
reason that the number of meets won by each
school was the same and the one to win this
event would break the tie. But along with this
was a feeling of sadness, for Tom realized that
he, only a freshman 'fsubu on the team, could
hardly expect to play a part in the victory.
His mind wandered back to the day when the
call for trackmen was issued and he had respon-
ded. Gardner, the coach, had immediately
picked him as a bright prospect to succeed
Merrill who was in his senior year. He remem-
bered the tryouts, his retention as a "sub,"
and other important events, but one thing
which he never knew was the "time" that he
made in practice. W'hy Coach Gardner had
kept this back was a mystery. hlany times Tom
was inclined to believe that it was slow and had
been withheld so as not to discourage him. But
in a moment he had cast all these gloomy
thoughts from his mind and proceeded to dress.
He ate a light breakfast, such as prescribed
by Coach Gardner, and then made his way to
the school 'fgymu where the team was sched-
uled to meet at eleven o'clock. On his arrival,
he found that most of the members were already
there and what surprised him most was the
apparent gloom that hung over the entire as-
semblage. Upon inquiry, he learned that, when
firing the furnace the night before, hfferrill had
been injured by a large piece of coal which had
fallen on his foot, and that he would be unable
to run in today's race.
"However," said Coach Gardner, addressing
Tom, "You will run in his place. just do your
best, that is all we askf,
This so surprised Tom that he was able only
to mumble a "Thank you, sirf, The rest of the
morning was spent in listening to the encourag-
ing words of the coach, urging each one to do his
best for the honor of old VVestford. So excited
was Tom that he hardly knew what happened in
the few hours that intervened between his awak-
ening and the start of the meet. He was vague-
ly conscious of white-suited forms scampering
here and there and of shouts of victory from each
of the opposing sides as one of their athletes
scored a victory.
just before the call for the quarter-mile race,
Gardner sauntered up and said, quietly,
"Tom, everything depends upon your race.
The score is now tied at -Ll, and the winner will
be decided by the outcome of this race. If you
win, the score will be 46-45 in favor of W'estford,
but if you do not, Wfestford is hopelessly beaten.
just then the announcer called, "All out for
the quarterlw and Tom hurried away with
Gardner's parting words in his ears.
As he approached the mark, he noticed that he
was to oppose three Melton entrants. But also
he noticed the smile on the face of Gardner as
he stood slightly behind the deep bank of spect-
ators that lined the track. It puzzled him. VVas
Gardner merely doing this to encourage him or
was it supposed not to have been seen? This
thought still filled his mind as he toed the line
and heard the starter's, "On your marksi' and
"Get setug and it was not until the pistol
cracked that he centered his mind entirely upon
the race ahead. From the very start he was sur-
prised at the ease with which he outdistanced
his Hpursuersn. He put forth every eFfort to
win,and win he did by a margin of several yards.
His victory was acclaimed by a great shout from
the VVestford rooters, who, overjoyed at the
victory, swarmed upon the field and carried
Tom off on their shoulders.
Later, in the dressing room, Tom learned why
Gardner had withheld the time. He had nearly
equalled Merrill's record in practice but Gardner
had not told him so as not to make him over-
confident. But also, to his surprise and joy, he
learned that he had lowered the record by one
and one-fifth seconds, in the race, and that he
promised to be one of the greatest runners ever
turned out at Westford.
That night, the happiest boy in town was
Tom Brent as he was escorted to the platform
in the auditorium and before the entire student
body, was presented with a handsome green
sweater upon whose bosom was sewed a big
white '4VV," the highest honor bestowed on any
Westford athlete. john Watts.
80 THE ARSENAL CANNON
Hobson Ziegler-If you want to meet a fine
fellow, Hobson can fulfill your wish.
Francis Sommers-Fran gets along es-
pecially well with the fair sex, but Fran can
get along with any one. Wie need more of his
kind at Tech.
Lawrence Volgrath-If you need a good
assistant-he's just the one.
John Yancey-Wihich is it this time? a
debate? or just an argument?
Edward Troy-VVhich is cheaper, a new
tie or just some rubber?
.lack Velsey-He draws as well as he writes,
as well as he acts, as well as he runs.
Boyd Rollin-Isn't he cute? I think so.
John Rohm-His hair is beautiful, but there
is more to him than that.
LaVerne Deer certainly likes advertising.
Hazel Farris, Martha Flowers, and Daisy
Folkerth certainly demonstrated their dan-
cing abilities in the class play.
Margaret Frey will be a fine librarian when
she grows up.
W'hen it comes to vaseline, Bob Grey takes
the whole jar.
Ethel hflanzy does not seem to be as notor-
ious as a certain other person of the same
name who is frequently seen on the campus.
VVC think Elmer Hutsell would make a good
real estate agent. Analyse his last name and
see what you think about it.
Nlerrill and Donald Price, Lewis Dunkin,
Albert Nordman, et al, have decided, after
many heated arguments with other seniors,
that they have not received enough for their
class dues and would like to have them re-
Speaking of hearts, Alice Eberhard has one,
Francis Ballinger is another blushing rose.
Fred Ballweg and Pax Unger are the Sia-
mese Twins-for why?
John Bartlett-a mighty man is he.
Ask Eleanora Basey how she and Clara
Brocking like history.
Gladys Bell is quiet at Tech but-how a-
bout the Y. XV., Gladys?
James Bell has one redeeming feature-his
strong voice. For further particulars, see
George Buxton who wields a wicked pen.
:losephine Buenting is another blond darling.
Vi asn't she sweet in the class play?
Did Gail Blakesley go out for track? We'll
say he did.
Did you see Nlary Black at Hope Hamp-
Gertrude Binder loved to workin the seninr
play because-she had expression the first
Noble Adams has obtained a patent on his
checked suits-the only ones in captivity.
Constance Amos is wearing "spectacles"
but it doesn't hide her sweet smile.
Audburn Andrick is always quiet but there's
lylildred Askren in future years will be a
college yell leader as she has won so much
fame in that line.
Frank Atkins ought to be in the movies.
His blond beauty has attracted many ladies.
Jaques Beatty has heaps of friends. Wle
know how many graduation announcements
Is Neal Bruen a botany shark?
Caleb Bailey should never be painted with
a sunset as a background. The title would
be "A Symphony in Pink."
Harry Bolton has proven himself to be Capt.
Edward's right-hand man.
Helene Cooper had a goo'd time in play prac-
tisebecause you know whom she played op-
Robt. Cook made himself famous in the
class play. He remembered his cues.
Billie Cochrane has become famous for her
laugh. It is the only one of its kind.
Some day the Honorable hlister Rexford
Carnell will run VVebster out of business with
his new Carnell Dictionary.
Kenneth Bryket deserves a stick of gum.
He really graduated.
Esther Dux-what? Her sweet voice-nuff
Sarah Frances Downs will always be remem-
bered for her famous words-" I'll do it"-and
she always did.
Don Demree has discovered all the new
paths and byways of the Tech campus.
jess Adkins-he comes up smiling.
" 'Lo Bud." Sounds like Elsa Rottler.
THE ARSENAL CANNON S1
George Curran did not only learn to swim
in the navy but gained some other accom-
Hilda Smith, it is rumored, has engaged
herself to a phonograph Company for the
purpose of recording her musical voice.
"jon Rogers has gained much popularity
through her collection of Culver-well, just
Dick Wriglit's ambition is to be head usher,
some day, at a well known vaudeville house in
Catherine NIcCoy, lhlartha Lukens, and
Grace Koehne are writing a book on "How I
Smiling, willing, that's Doyle H Red " Jessup,
every day fixing his coiffure.
Churchill Harbottle will no doubt be our
librarian some day.
Betty lyloore certainly likes green-or does
it just become her?
Wonder if all of Dick lvlills' and Hubert
Riley's creditors have such a hard time col-
lecting from them as the treasurer did.
Margaret lhliller is still wondering if she
would look good with bobbed hair.
And wutcha think! Katherine Nunlist was
in a beauty contest!
Lillie Mock can certainly use the typewriter.
Someone remarked that Loretta Otto be
Arthur's Gest-if she isn't Richard lhlay.
Is Henry lvlorgan a grandson ofj. P. hflorgan?
Bob Nipper is contemplating having his
smile copyrighted as several aspirants to the
presidential chair of future senior classes have
tried to imitate it.
Helen Marer is still raving about California,
and Bessie Minor about Glee Club.
It it hadn't been for lNfIelvyn lXf'IcCoy and
Rebecca Pitts, we'd have had to get a mi-
croscope to have seen R. R. 5's honor roll.
Merle Scott canit figure out whom Edith
Leeds. Can you?
The Sodalitas Latina will certainly regret
the departure of the Notorius Jim Pebworth.
VVhat would "A Thousand Years Ago" have
done without Carlos Davis?
If La Pasa Boles, we wonder if lklyron Hunts?
Louis Pluckebaum is considering a tour on
thxe vaudeville stage as a Hawaiian guitar player.
jane Routzong sure wields a wicked violin
La Donna Lamb wishes she could see her
name in the CANNON. Here it is!
Did you know that Charlotte Lewis had a
Someone said that George Van Dyke is good
looking and lots of fun. 'Suppose you all agree.
Didja know that Helene Porter had a sur-
prise birthday party given on her?
Have you ever eaten a meal prepared by
hlartha Sillery? Then you've missed some-
hluch blustering, blowing, and growling,
that's Louis Fults. But he really is all bark
and no bite.
VVhen it comes to getting something accom-
plished Nlarybelle Baker is right there. Some
organizer, we'd say.
Brewer Graham may be bashful, but he cer-
tainly has a winning way with the ladies.
Nlorris Greenburg certainly gained fame in
the class play. His name will go down in the
annals of history.
Katherine Fillmore is little-but oh my!
jesse Peden is still as quiet as ever. Perhaps
somebody told him that little children should
be seen and not heard.
Does anyone have a well-filled vaseline jar
he would like to exchange for several empty
ones? If so, see jack Miller.
Dorothy Grimes is sweet, pretty, and dear-
Ten Cents Please
jimmy Hatton ought to get a copyright O11
his jazz motions.
Bob Heller ought to be glad heas out. He was
always losing his CANNON tickets.
Kenneth Hoagland's name is reliability.
june Cagwin will be famous as a yell-leader
sometime. We all remember her for, "Yea,
Other Hursts seem to have done well in
cut-rate establishments so Nlarion might do
likewise by establishing a cut-rate shoe shining
parlor on our fair campus.
How many of you knew that Burton lhlona
roe had his hair cut for the senior play?
We just couldn't figure out what to say
about Berna hfloore, Claude Charlton, or john
hfleyar-and we just couldn't slight anybody.
So you will have to read between the lines and
say what you please. Leland Norman suggests
that we "say it with flowers," but honest, we
couldn't afford to do that.
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Editor-in-chief ..... .......,...... . . .llilda Y. Smith
Assistant Editor ................, ..... l lebecca Pitts
Athletic Editor .,......,.... ........ I ,ouis Fults
Assistant Athletic Editor .... ........... J ames Bell
R O T C
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Literature ...,........, ....... I larriet Stout
. . . . .Barbara Fischer, 'lElCli Velsey
Harold Van Bussum
Editor-in-chief ..,................. . . .Mary V. Black
.Xssistanrt Edito .............,.., .... K Iarybelle Bal-ter
Athletic-editor-in-chief .... ......, L ouis Fults
.Xthletics ......,........ ..,. I larold Harris
R. O. T. C. ........... ....... 'I 'ed Bedell
Literature ,... .... G race Koehne
E ...,........ Albert Bloemker
. ...Leland Klorgan, Donald John
Exchanges . .................. Elsa Rottler
Growth is not human: it is divine. VVe are
Business Klanager ...,.............. Leonard E. Pearson
Circulation Xlanager .,.. , ...... hlildred Tuttle
Starl Photographer .... .... K enneth Hoagland
Staff Stenographer .,...,....... ...... K larie hlanner
Editorial. . . . . .......... Miss Ella Sengenberger
Art.. ...... ........., K lr. Frederick Polley
Business. . . .Mn Edward E. Greene
beautiful city of schools. Ten years have
filled with wonder, when in the early spring, we
see the sprouts of plants and flowers burst
through the soil, watch the sprouts grow, see
them blossom, then, at the end of the summer,
when they have fulfilled their purpose see them
wilt, fade and die. This is the process of growth.
Consider, however, the oak tree. The acorn
in fertile soil, lies in pregnancy until the showers
break its shell and send it shooting upward
through the soil. Years pass and the acorn has
developed into a sapling. A century or more
elapses until finally its stately form has grown
to capacity. Under its friendly shade often
man has come to meditate and has turned away
a better man. Even after it is felled it is useful
in the form of our most expensive furniture.
Such is the growth of the oak tree.
Our school can well be compared to this tree.
First, like the acorn, was the seed of thought.
Around this was conceived definite plans and
purchase money, and our school pushed its
small head above the surface of theory into the
passed and our school has grown from a sprout
into a sapling. Great changes have taken place
in those years, yet they are but a beginning.
Ten years are but a minute as compared with
a century or two.
lVe can comparatively consider her future.
From her present sapling stage she will grow.
Each passing year will disclose new strength and
beauty. She will magnify in wisdom, grace and
stature. hfan will come and linger with her,
meditate and turn away a better man. When,
centuries after her birth, she ceases to exist, her
memory will be a towering strength toward
guiding men to better living. So God has given
our school a breath, a pulse, a spirit that she
may grow. Sherwood Blue.
The staff wishes to thank Anne Abstine,
hlary VValden, Dorothy Frorner, Beatrice
Johnstone, hlargaret Miller, and Erma
Gauding for their services in typewriting the
copy for this magazine.
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Linking the Links
As you have completed, one by one, the read-
ing of histories in this Decennial, you must have
pondered over the wonderful progress which
Technical High School has made in the past ten
During these ten years it has not been the
school authorities alone, who have made this
school a success, it has not been solely the
growing faculty, it has not been solely the
school commissioners who have added so many
improvements to our school, nor yet, has it
been the students, alone, who have made this
school. It has taken the hearty co-operation
of all these groups to make our school what it is
Every student, upon entering Tech, is initia-
ted into the game of furthering the good stand-
ards of Tech. He falls naturally into the rou-
tine of his freshman year and before long is a
real-for-sure Techonian. And what is a Techo-
nian? First of all he is a student of Tech, a
loyal supporter of all of its projects, a person
who is willing to sacrifice personal honors and
bestow them upon the school to glorify its '
name, and last, a law-abiding citizen of Tech.
Each senior class, when the time for gradua-
tion approaches, feels a tinge of regret because
departure is at hand. But its members, when
they have the splendid assurance that the in-
coming class will take up their work and will
refill the gap which their absence is
find the departure a little easier to bear.
And thus, from ycar to year, our Tech will
thrive. liach year will add a link in Tech's
great chain of progress. livery student, teacher,
and school authority will "carry on" th: v,w't'k
so nobly thus far, advanced.
Harold Yan Bussum.
The Opera Club
The Opera club, whose fame already extends
far and wide, which at one jump landed into
fame as the hlurat Theatre the second year
of its existence, will be ready to receive all
those who have histrionic ability. the first
week of the new term. Do not forget to watch
for the announcement on the bulletin for the
try-outs, and if you do not come the day when
the try-outs are held, "there will be the wailing
and gnashing of teeth," "A word to the wise
is sufficientf, Remember the date will be
some day during the first week of the new
semester. One day of tryouts for girls and
one day for the boys to tryout. Stopll Lookll
hlan, on corner, reading newspaper on news
Newsboy: l'll turn it over if you are through
with this side.
Jantfbi .Barbara Fischer
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THE ARSENAL CANNON 85
We are all familiar with the cry, UGO west,
young man, go westf' However, a more profit-
able one would be, 'eLook forward, young man,
Time passes, we cannot stop it. Are you
malking the best of the present with reference
to the future? Perhaps you are a freshman in
our school. Are you choosing the course which
will best serve you in later life? If not, "Look
forward, young man, look forward."
If you are a senior, the matter is of still more
importance. You will soon be out in the world.
VVhat will YOU do? VVill you go on to college
and prepare for bigger things? VVill you enter
some business concern and start your business
Regardless of which you do, bear in mind that
you should look forward from your every step.
Consider the fatalities of near-sightedness.
If a near-sighted person is running down the
street at a reckless speed and suddenly the
form of another person looms before him, he
is so close upon him that he is unable to avoid
the resulting disaster. However, if this person
were to visit an optician who could correct the
defect in sight there would be no danger of
Therefore, young man, remedy your short-
sightedness and look on life and peer into the
future. You will always be prepared if you
keep in mind and try to answer this question:
'WVhere will I be this time next year?".
The CANNON editors regret the fact that this
magazine went to press too early to give any
definite information concerning the Decennial
Supreme Day celebration. However, we feel
sure that, with such a capable leader as lVIiss
Esther Fay Shover, the exercises were a huge
success. And considering the rest of the events,
the opera by Miss Kaltz's class, the dinner, and
other things-the parents must have been more
than favorably impressed with Tech.
Sing a song of birthdays,
How the high school grows,
One more year of service,
Working to its close.
Just the same old story
Often times retold.
Come, salute the Green and VVhite,
Tech is ten years old.
Frances Brown '21,
The Tech Decennial
Teclfs Decennial-a history of the first ten
years of Tech, a magazine to celebrate its
tenth anniversary, a monument to mark a
milestone in its existence,
Tech's Decennial-an attractive and ap-
propriate nameg a title not to be forgotten,
an original appellation easy and pleasing to say.
To whom are we indebted for this name?
Yes, who could have thought of it? Vliho?
None other than our principal, hir. Stuart.
Nearly two hundred alphabets, ancient and
modern, are known. Fifty of these are now
In the Cornerstone
just what was put into the bronze casket
which was placed in the cornerstone of the new
East Building? hflany and varied were the
articles, below is a partial list.
A history of Tech.
Forty-two sheets of parchment containing
the names of all pupils, teachers, custodians,
assistant custodians and watchmen in Tech at
Various important issues of the CANNON.
Copy of public school directory, 1919-20.
An impression of the seal of the Board of
A copy of the Supreme Day Pageant and
program of 1920.
Faculty group picture, 1920.
High school diploma and vocational certifi-
hlaterial of the original Tech colors.
A drawing of the design of our alumni pin.
A picture of the Arsenal taken from the origi-
nal drawing by llflr. Polley.
A copy of the Joint Centennial Commence-
ment program, June -1, 1920, a photograph of
these exercisesg and the speeches of hflr. Graff
and lXf1r. Crippen, which were delivered at this
A placard containing Tech'sFriendship Creed.
A copy of the Fourth Annual Commence-
ment, June, 1918. '
A complete file of blank forms and reports
used in Tech.
A copper nail from the old powder magazine.
The ground plan of the campus.
Plans for Greater Tech by Klr. H. Van Buren
Various newspaper clippings, school reports,
the course of study, and so on.
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We Thank Them
llihat is it that insures a good school paper?
A capable staff? To some extent, yes, but not
entirely. There are many other branches which
combine to make it readable.
First, the printers. The vocational print
shop boys under the direction of Nlr. Auble have
labored with patience throughout the semester
trying to decipher the handwriting of the staff
members, to practice mind-reading, and to
correct proof. They have done excellent work
so their labors have not been in vain.
Second, the artists. No school can point
with more pride to its artists than can we to
our CANNON illustrators. hir. Polley's Com-
mercial Art Class has indeed covered itself with
glory, as the cuts in this Decennial will prove,
if one has nct already been convinced.
And third, the contributors. In this class
there are two groups, lVIiss Shover's News
English class, and those numberless students
who have voluntarily handed in some excellent
material. These two groups are responsible
for many of the interesting poems, stories,
jokes, and bits of campus gossip which you
have read and enjoyed.
To all of these we, the CANNON staff, extend
our thanks. Their co-operation has made this,
Tech's tenth year, the most successful ever.
The Teacher's "If"
If you can keep your eye on those about you,
And their attention also upon you,
If you can trust yourself when mothers doubt
And make allowances for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting
For some slow youngster in the outside row,
And being irritated not give way to scolding,
And yet not be too lax and let things go,
If you can make one heap of all your earnings
And save it for some future rainy day,
And go without the things yould really care for
Because it seems to be the better wayg
If you can force your sympathy and patience,
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so smile on when there is nothing in you
Except the voice which says to you, 'lSmile
If you can be a pal to all your children,
And love them all-but none too much
If you can get them all to really trust you,
And help to mold them with a master touch,
If you can fill these eager minds before you
YVith the desire to serve their fellow men,
Yours is a worthy task-and noble,
And-which is more-youlve earned a
Frances Nl. Averill, Buffalo.
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Have you ever stopped to think that a high
school, in order to be an Hup and coming"
enterprise, must have student organizations?
Psychologically, students of high school age
are ready and anxiozzf to organize, to have
leaders, to know and to practice the rules of
good citizenship as portrayed in organization.
Because of Tech's enormous enrollment the
student body has been divided into two groups,
one which reports in the morning, the other,
in the afternoon. Only at roll-call are all of
the pupils in session at the same time. This
means that clubs are almost an impossibility.
However, this situation has been met, suc-
cessfully, by ambitious teachers and pupils
who have organized their English, public speak-
ing, expression and advertising classes, and
their roll-rooms. In this way the teaching of
the fundamentals of parliamentary lawhave
been accomplished and the students have
learned how to adapt themselves to the en-
vironment of social groups.
Voice Culture for Boys
Voice culture has made a great hit with the
class that was organized for boys only, this
semester. Ask any of them if they haven't
appreciated the work, learned how to handle
their voices, and incidentally enjoyed a royal
study. These boys canlt show you everything
about voice culture but they can testify that
they know something about their own voices
and can appreciate good singing and under-
stand it much better than the boy who has
never done it. Have you a voice worth culti-
vating? If you have you may be a second
VVitherspoon. The class is doing excellent
work and is well repaid for its interest.
Our Faculty Orchestra
Another of Tech's organizations has claim
to a prominent place in the lime-light and is
worthy of special mention, the faculty or-
chestra which is composed of the following
lVlr. Ries, Mr. Boggy, lXfiss Clifford, lyfiss
Dutton, Violin, lXlr. Gillespie, lXfIr. Amick,
cornet, Mr. Dobson, trombone, hffr. Barker,
saxophone, Mr. Griffin, clarinet, Miss Kaltz,
The orchestra has been faithful in rehears-
ing and so has presented several excellent con-
certs during the term.
Olive lVIcI-Taffy likes cream-puffs.
Katherine McCarthy is a wonderful dancer.
lXlr. Barker's chorus classes have been doing
some remarkably good work this semester.
The following accounts will prove what they
Third H our Chorus
The third hour chorus comes in for its share
of praise, for it has accomplished a great deal
The officers elected were as follows: Hartly
Newton, president, Blanche Jolley, vice-presi-
dent, John Loftus, secretary, Harry Smith,
treasurer, Donald Speer, sergeant-at-arms,
lXlalcolrn Kelly, librarian, Paul Sylvester,
attorney-general, and Lucille Conway, publicity
A concert committee chose the talented
members of the class to take part in the concert
which was given May twentieth. The work
covered has proved very beneficial to the stud-
ents who have enjoyed a successful term in this
The Fifth Hour Chorus Class
To raise the standards of chorus work, and
to become an accomplished chorus-has been
the aim of the fifth hour class in chorus, this
Their greatest endeavor has been to learn
music, and they have mastered this to quite an
extent, and to discover and develop the various
talents, of the different students. Those who
have desired grades better than the average
have sung solos while others have played on
such instruments as the piano, violin, and
The members of the class decided that by
organizing, the class could work with more co-
operation. These officers were elected to guide
their work: Donald Bruce, president, Helen
Erber, vice-president, Cranston lyfugg, secre-
tary, Lester Ford, treasurer, Robert Finney,
sergeant-at-arms. A program committee was
appointed with Cranston Mugg as chairman.
Sixth Hour Chorus
This is to let those who have not already
heard of the famous sixth hour chorus club,
know something about the work it has done this
term. As the necessity for officers became ap-
parent the following were chosen: president,
Maurice Fitzwater, vice-president, Alice Mc-
Carthy, secretary, Leo Duncan, treasurer,
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Zelma hlatthewsg sergeant-at-arms, Lester
Livingstong Z1'f'KOI'I1Cj'-QC11CI'Lll, Kliles Yaneeg
librarian, La Donna Lamb.
A concert committee devoted their time to
preparing that wonderful concert which some
of you had the privilege of hearing. This
chorus has held its own with any of the other
clubs. Leo Duncan.
Eighth Hour Chorus
Stopl Look! Listenl That is what every-
body did, the eighth hour in the Barracks, Klay
nineteenth. What did they see? Xkhat did
they hear? 'Whatl A concert! A splendid
concert it was too, given by Klr. Barkers
eighth hour chorus class. All who heard it
went away feeling that such a live and har-
monious group was a credit to Tech.
In February this class organized, electing
the following officers: president, Rolla Uiilleyg
vice-president, Anne Rogersg secretary, Frances
Boyd, treasurer, Linton Atkinson: publishing
agent, Stanley Wvilliamsg librarian, Jack Wiley,
sergeant-at-arms, Ted Xicholasg attorney-gem
eral, Noble Adams.
Business meetings have been held every week.
The result of their splendid work was the
concert given in Klay. Three cheers for this class.
"Oo-oo Xlother, look, those boys are try-
ing to swallow their horns." Xlistake. They
weren't trying to. They were. The little
girl was watching the band and her attention
was attracted to the slide trombone section.
Did you hear the Tech band at the joint
band concert? If you didn't you missed some-
thing. The slide trombones made a great
showing, as did Xkayne Yan Sickle and lrwin
Carlin in the cornet duet. Of course you were
at the Supreme Day exercises and heard the
band concert. Some band! 58'-Count 'em-
SS. And don't forget that there are 18 boys
in the Drum Corps Cpronounced core, not
corpse as the little freshie called ith for we
assure you that this Drum Corps is not a dead
one. And, did you know that Tech has the
only high school bassoon and oboe players
around this part of the country? Those having:
the honor to play these unusual instruments
are Xlaurice Walters, bassoon, and Harry
Jesse, oboe. Altogether, we will say, some
A victory comes to him who knows how to
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The Spirits of Tech
The Girls' Glee Club under the direction of
lyliss Kaltz, has grown to be one of the most
important factors at Tech. Full of originality,
pep and enthusiasm, it has furnished so much
school spirit on all occasions that now students
hope to see it featured on every program. The
white middy suits with black ties are a familiar
costume on the campus and are always greeted
with joy for they signify a treat. The chorus
is indeed the connecting link that binds all
the four thousand students together.
You have heard these girls at pep meetings,
at class plays, in the lunchrooms, at your
parties, and in your roll-rooms. Each time you
have waited anxiously to hear what new origi-
nal song they would sing. You have caught
the tunes and the words and have found your-
self singing them on the campus. By your ap-
plause you have forced them to sing again and
They seem to be tireless, their originality is
endless, their pep is everlasting. Surely they
are one of the biggest assets of Tech.
The Nature Study Club
The Nature Study Club consists of about
fifty wide awake students and teachers who
take pleasure in getting up with the birds in
the morning, and going out while the dew is
on the grass, and the air is cool and refreshing.
This is by all means the best part of the day.
The club has had regular meetings each Vlied-
nesday afternoon. Sometimes formal programs
consisting of poems or talks on birds, wild
flowers, trees and other kindred topics have
been given. Often Saturday hikes have been
taken in the woods and parks in the vicinity
of Indianapolis, and by these various methods
an opportunity has been afforded for any one
interested, to cultivate a love for, and an ap-
preciation of, the beauties of nature which
are slighted by so many of us in our busy lives.
These are esthetic pleasures which make
life fuller, richer, and more worth the living.
And what credit do we get for this activity?
Longer, happier, more useful lives, thrilled
each spring by the never-failing return of our
dearly loved friends, the birds and the wild
flowers. Rich experiences of this kind build
up a life-long enthusiasm which never grows
dim even in later years when the footsteps
The crowning event of this semester's ac-
tivity was the "VVild Flower Show," during
which flfty-five species of wild flowers were
brought in from the woods and set out on the
Technical campus. The Nature Study Club
is sowing seed for future harvests.
The ofllcers have been the following: pres-
ident, O. K. lXfIcKittrick, Jr, vice-president,
Vernon Smith, secretary, Sue Anna Engle,
and treasurer, Lucille Pritchard. The colors
are the colors of the bluebird, Yale blue and
The Outside IVIu,sic Club
The Outside Music Club, since its organ-
ization, has been one of the most important
clubs of the school. Its members are pupils
studying with outside teachers who may re-
ceive credit, providing their school work is
satisfactory. This credit-giving feature. has
been a valuable addition to the curriculum.
The pupil is required to follow a definite out-
lined course, thus working with a definite
aim. Not only must a member be taking
music but he must also study harmony either
at Tech or with an outside teacher.
Programs which are one of the interesting
features of the club are given every month.
Each pupil has a chance to perform at least
once during the term. But there is some leisure
in the club for it has at least one social feature
during the semester.
The including of outside music work in the
high school curriculum, through this club, is
a great stride in musical lines in the public
Voice Culture Class
Attentionl Have you heard, during the
third hour, as you stood near the second floor
of the Artillery building, some singing that
you thought was the Opera Club, Glee Club,
or chorus class? Did you know that there
was such a thing as a voice culture class at
Tech? VVell, there is and has been for four
semesters and that is what you heard.
The girls vocalize at this hour and as you
listen you might think you were in New York
passing the hffetropolitan Opera House in-
stead of a building at Tech. If you hear a
girl say she is going to the vocal gym, she
means the voice culture class for here the girls
exercise their voices just the same as the girls
exercise their bodies in gymnasium. The class
which numbers twenty-four is under the di-
rection of lNIr. Frank E. Percival. The object
of the class is to develop better singers in
Tech and in our city, Indianapolis.
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The Opera Club
The Opera Club, an organization in the
lvlusic department, under Nlr. Percival, is just a
yearling. In our school life, if we have no other
interests besides that of study, we often overdo
ourselves and become unpleasant and unhappy.
The Opera Club is a place to let off that
surplus nervous energy. The people in the
Club become so concentrated over the Opera
to be given that season, that nervousness
gradually Wears away.
Talent shines out brightly in this club as
was nobody illustrated by the last opera "The
hflaid and The lVIiddy," by Stevens. This
opera was given just before Santa Claus time,
at the lylurat Theatre. Although the price
of the tickets was not sky high, the Opera was
a success. Besides having a regularjovial time
in learning to dance and sing artistically a credit
is given for belonging to a real organization.
So tune up, crank up, get ready to tryout for
the Opera Club in the first week of the coming
Fall semester. NVatch your step, and the
bulletin or there will be "wailing and gnashing
of teeth," for there will be only one tryout,
rain or shine. Come out, one and all,for the
tryout is open to every one on the campus.
hilary H. VVinchell.
Ida llay Neal is another one who loves to
Christine Neermanis hair is bobbed but you
couldn't tell it.
Jeanette hlany corresponds with Donald S-
Don't tell her I told you.
The Latin Club of Arsenal Technical Schools
organized with an enrollment of sixty at a
meeting held on February fourteenth. Eight
officers with two consuls as heads were elected.
The remainder of the session was informal,
Latin valentines being exchanged and 'fGau-
deamus Igituri' sung.
At meetings held each month a definite
course of study has been pursued on some
Roman festival, centering about a famous per-
sonage. On the Ides of hfarch the following
program was given:
1. Boyhood of Caesar .... ..... D orothy Swift
2. Our English Forefathers as described
by Caesar ........ ......... A lfred Lauter
3. Quartette. . . hlildred Askren, Talbott
Knight, Dorothy Swift, hflabel VVendt
-l. Ode to Caesar . ............ Rebecca Pitts
5. hlodern Army Compared with Caesar's
6. Rome Today ............. hliss Thornton
The Cicero meeting held on the Parilia,
April twenty-first, included a paper on the
Comparison of Caesar and Cicero" by Thel-
ma Rubush, readings from the 'LArchias', and
"De Senectuten by Catherine Hedricks and
Aslaugh Jacobsen, a group of Vliar Songs by a
quartette, the Latin charades.
The hlay program as announced by artistic
posters was poetical, Yergil furnishing the
The closing meeting was informal, an out-
door affair in which all members of the Latin
department were invited to participate.
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Entrance of the American Girl ..... SCHUBERT
Garland Dance .................... F. ROOT
Physical Training II
Opportunity Comes to the
American Girl .............. SCHUBERT
Dance of Vanity and Self Respect. . .SCHUBERT
Physical Training V-VIII
Technique ......................... CHALIF
CThe indifferent ones drop out, but
those with ambitions remainj
Physical Training IV
Summer Enters ...................... .LACK
La France Rose QC1za!zfj ........... STRixUss
Shepherd Dance. .................. GERMAN
Physical Training I
Say it with Flowers ........... SAPELLINKOFF
Autumn ....................... LA CZARINE
Balloon Dance ................... H. FINCH
Winter Summons Snow. .... ...... . . .LACK
Snow Hihite ........................ TRACY
Louise Brodeur and Pauline Beyerdorfer
Skaters VValtz ................ XVALDTEUFEL
Olga and Evelyn Snyder
Spring Awakens .................... CHALIF
April .......................... GLAZOUNOV
Maxine Tilford, Clara Oblinger, Dorothy Fife
Ikiarionnette QC1zaZzifl ............... ILYNSKY
Studies in Rhythm and Expression .... CHALIF
CSome are dull, others inspiredj
Physical Training V-VIII g
Greek Dancing .................., SCHUBERT
Physical Training V-VIII
Tactics and Relay ................ SCHUBERT
QSome are discouraged and others
Physical Training II
Run and Leap. ................ HOLLAENDER
Physical Training VII
The American Girl Finds the
Spirit of Joy. .............. SCHUBERT
That Male Quartette
A male quartette? Indeed, Tech has one, and
a very lively, wide-awake one at that. All sem-
ester, during the ninth hour, four ambitious
boys, under the direction of hlr. Barker, have
met to practice. And they have done well too,
exceedingly well, as has been proven at the dif-
ferent entertainments when they have sung for
us. Uvho are these boys? Parker Burns, first
tenor, Glen Spinning, second tenorg Adrian
Pierce,lirst bass, Sherwood Blue, second bass.
Laura Fessler is certainly cheerful, isn't
Carlisle Ewing is gaining fame in track and
baseball-watch the ladies gather 'round now.
Frieda Gillam-our slogan for her is HBig
Hearted, Smiling Frieda."
Ask Joe Geiger how he likes to eat down-
town when his folks are gone.
We would say about Frances Gray that
sweet things come in Ima!! packages.
Wie will say one thing about Glenn Gray,
he can do more than just "track aroundf,
It seems that the Griggs family has a corner
Harold Bennet-Bennet and Basketball,
they both start with B.
If you see a little girl on the campus with
a lunch box you will know it is Dorothy Dicks.
Pearl Soltauis middle name is Brilliance.
J M 'E'
For the first time in two years the military
training at Tech has not been compulsory.
Consequently, the companies have been much
smaller than usual. However, the old adage
'Great things come in small packagesi' holds
true in this department. At the beginning of
the semester six companies having a total enroll-
ment of about eleven hundred students were
The instruction this year has been very
comprehensive, covering all matters of import-
ance to the soldier. The main part of the work
has been in Infantry Drill. At the first of the
year the students received instructions in the
school of the soldier. They progressed rapidly
through the school of the platoon and company.
Section drill was soon completed and then rifles
were given the men who were then instructed
in the manual of arms. After the work in
extended order and ceremonies was completed
competitions were held between the various
units of the company.
On the brisk, wintry mornings the boys were
warmed up by some good muscle building
physical training. During the days when out-
of-doors drilling was impossible practical lec-
tures were given on military courtesy, woodcraft
map reading, guard, duty camping, scouting,
patroling, and leadership. These lectures have
not only been of the type that are helpful to the
soldier, but also have contained much of prac-
tical and theoretical value to anyone.
As soon as the weather became favorable the
instructions given in the lectures were put to
actual use in the drill field. Patrols were formed
and were shown their proper movements and
formations, pup tents were pitched and the
soldier's equipment was laid out for inspection.
The men were also shown how to care for their
Instruction in rifle marksmanship was given
to all of the companies. Then the best men
were selected to shoot on the rifle team. The
team did some exceptional work shooting with
the best in the country. According to Captain
Edwards the best shot in school is hlajor Ed-
ward Allred who averages, for the semester's
shooting, ninety-five out of a possible one
hundred. This is remarkable shooting for
boys of high school age.
On lNfIay the twenty-third, in the celebration
held in honor of Supreme Day, the Military
department aided materially by furnishing over
forty standard bearers.
A regimental parade of note held sway in the
school on the twenty-ninth of NIay. Toward
the end of the semester inspectors of the fifth
corps area gave the outfit a formal looking-
over and it was accredited as being one of the
best trained units in the area. The record of
the R. O. T. C. companies is indeed one of
which all Tech can be proud.
Our AI. T. Instructors
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Capt. Edwards, Sgts. Short, Pruett. VVolfe
The military department has been very
fortunate in receiving the most competent
instructors. Our chief, Captain Edwards, a
retired captain, has seen twenty-four years of
He has been stationed at all the places which
American troops have visited. He has traver-
sed all the rivers in China, aiding in quelling
the Boxer rebellion there. The Philippine
Islands, and Cuba were his mainlocations dur-
ing the Spanish-American war. He reports
that the "wild man from Borneo" is as civilized
as an Indianapolis society belle. He was
stationed in Servia during the world war. He
is the proud possessor of a six year old daughter,
whom he boldly asserts has travelled more
than any other child, its own age, in the world.
Vile doubt not the veracity of this statement.
Sergeant Short, who is responsible for the
good work of our rifle team, has shown his fine
ability as a soldier in many ways. He served
as a captain in the Aviation department during
the world war, where he rendered distinguished
service. He has studied law as a side line while
soldiering. life agree with him when he says,
'fVVhat it takes to make a lawyer, Ilve got,"
and could substitute soldier for lawyer as well.
Our authority on all military science and
tactics. Sergeant Viiolfe, was a neophite in the
army in 1911. His record is a secret due to his
94 THE ARSENAL CANNON
modesty. We did learn, however, that he served
in fine fashion over seas and now holds the
commission of first lieutenant in the reserve
corps. Wihen asked concerning his military
activities, he answered that his was uservice,
continuous, honest and faithful." W'e know
that it has been, and add that it is a fine record.
Sergeant Pruett, the man who toots the whis-
tle for the companies to form at the beginning of
each period, is a man of no mean ability as a
soldier. He was with the 'fgood men" who
enlisted in 1911, as were Sergeants Short and
VVolfe. His attentive action in his first enlist-
ment soon won for him the promotions of
first class private, corporal, sergeant, and to top
the list, he was appointed gun commander.
This was the speediest rise of any soldier who
had come under the notice of his company
commander. This, however, is only character-
istic of his good work. He rendered disting-
uished service Hover there" as a captain in the
infantry. He is still rendering the same type of
service over here in our military department.
Captain lVIcIntosh, our youngest in point of
service, entered the army from Rhode Island
State College in 1916. He served with the
cavalry in VVyoming and Arizona until the
outbreak of the war. Eighteen months of dash-
ing service is the record of our captain over
seas. Since then he has been on recruiting
service, in charge of the military department at
Ohio Northern University. In November,
1291, he was assigned to duty in the Indianapo-
lis high schools where he has been active ever
since. During his six years of service he has
been solely under the charge of the army but
recently he has taken a new commanding
office by entering the ranks of matrimony.
He avows that he will keep step with her, dur-
ing the rest of his life.
lVe realize that perhaps we have not told all
that could be told about the soldierly lives of
these splendid officers but you, reader, must
attribute that to their gentlemanly modesty.
To keep from getting in the lime-light Eliza-
beth Ratcliffe is doing nothing unusual-but
we'll give her this write-up just the same.
Calvin Potters is around as usual.
After having a whole year's experience of
being a CANNON agent in a Senior roll room
George Morlan contemplates becoming a
Lewis lV1cCarty is trim and attractive-
that is , his leather 'cputts," slick hair, and
R. 0. T. C. medals are.
Graduates BV Years
Boys Girls Total
June 1915 ...... 6 10 16
hIoTTo: c'1Ye can because we think we
Jan. 1916 ...... 13 17 30
lVIoTTo: "To be rather than to seemf,
June 1916 ...... 32 -I-1 76
lvIoTTo: "Success lies in service."
Jan. 1917 ...... 27 20 47
lX1oTTo: "We are, one equal temper of
heroic hearts made strong by time
and fate, strong in will. To strive,
to seek, to find, and not to yieldf,
june 1917 ...... 56 79 135
lXfIoTTo: "Confidence is the companion
jan. 1918 ...,.. 3-1 29 63
QDid not have motto.D
Qlune 1918 ...,.. 98 123 159
lXfIoTTo: 'fVVe finish to begin again."
Ian. 1919 ...... 28 27 55
june 1919 ...... 70 101 171
IXIOTTO: c'To change with theworld for
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hIoTTo: c'Success is never won by wai -
fune 1920 ...... 122 139 261
1NfIoTTo: 'L Climb tho' the rocks be rugged."
jan. 1921 ..... 87 85 172
lXfIoTTo: Aim, aspire, achieve."
june 1921 ..... 1-17 136 283
lX'IoTTo: Not at the top, but climbingf,
jan. 1922 ..... 96 71 167
hIoTTo: Truthfulness, Efiiciency, Char-
ity, and I-Ionorf,
june 1922 ...... 166 158 32-1
MOTTO: f'1Ye build the ladder by which
-Green and 1Vhite
1916-Gold and Cream
1916-Purple and lVhite
Tan. 1917-Copenhagen Blue and VVhite
ian. 1918-Flame and Wihite
1918-Peacock Blue and VVhite
jan. 1919-Purple and 1Vhite
.Tune 1919-Peach and Copenhagen Blue
Ian. 1920-American Beauty
1920-Shell Pink and Vanity Blue
Cerise and Steel
Yale Blue and Burnt Orange
VVisteria and Biege
1922-hlaize and Jade
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Basketball Team 1922
Top row: Adkins, Schultze, Clift Jolley, lyfurphy, Fletcher, VVilson. Bottom row: Viloolgar, Nipper, Greenburg, -IeH'ry, Unger.
The season of 1921-1922 found the team
struggling to overcome obstacle after obstacle.
As in 1920-21 the football and basketball sea-
ons overlapped. For this reason a team was
organized in the first part of the school year to
play the first part of the schedule. This team
had but little time to practice as the new gym
in the shops had not been completed. As a re-
sult of their inexperience and lack of practice,
they lost a number of games, but they always
displayed the "win or bust" spirit which has
gained fame for the Green and Wliite.
In the meantime, a new team composed of
football men had been organized. The teams
finally got into the new gym during Christmas
vacation. Their troubles were not over, how-
ever. There was no heat in the new gym, and
as a result many of the players caught severe
colds and were kept out of the game.
The new team started its schedule the first
of the year. They met with some defeats but
finally started their victories against Male High
of Louisville. A week later they decisively de-
feated Nlartinsville. From this time on the
team had a very creditable record.
Pre-tournament dope gave Tech the edge in
the sectional. VVhen the draw was completed,
however, it was found that Tech must meet
the three strongest teams in the county outside
of Indianapolis before reaching the finals.
NIanual, the probable finalist in the other half
of the draw, had an easy schedule.
Tech conquered Southport, the winner of the
county tournament, in the lirst game 26 to 11.
In the second round they won a hard fought
battle from VVest Newton 15 to 10. The team
THE ARSENAL CANNON 97
narrowly escaped disaster at the hands of Val-
ley hlills in the semi-final round, but nosed them
out 15 to 9.
Saturday evening, hfarch 25, for the third
consecutive time, a team wearing the Green and
llvhite came out on the floor for the final game
of the sectional tournament. They were nearly
exhausted from the hard schedule but on their
faces was that 'fdo or dien expression which has
characterized every team that Tech has put out.
The fresh hlanual team had the battle of its life
that night. Time after time the tired Green and
lYhite crept up to a tie and forged ahead. The
spectators went wild. Such a game had nev-
er before been seen in Indianapolis. The
Nipper: Bob's last year at Tech proved
to be a banner one for him in basketball.
He played a whale of a game at floor guard
all during the season. The forward who got
past "Nip,'was certainly Worthy of his spurs.
Nipper was easily the most finished guard in
the sectional tournament. He has closed a
brilliant high school career and will always
Greenburg: After a year's experience on the
state squad Greenburg proceeded to hold
down the center job in great style. 4'Tommy's"
remarkable eye for the basket seemed never
to fail him, and he always came through with
some field goals when they were needed. He
specialized in causing star opposing forwards
to lose their reputations. "Tommy,' also
graduates this year, leaving an enviable record.
Adkins, VVoolgar and -lefry: lVe would
like to talk about the members of
this trio of forwards separately, but it can,t
be done. They always worked together.
Sport scribes have bemoaned the fact that
there were few good guards in the state this
season. Vlfe attribute this condition to two
things: firstg the star guards of opposing
teams becoming disgusted with life after futile
attempts to stop this trio of forwards either
went insane or committed suicide, second,
these forwards made the guards, who remained
in the game, look so foolish that they could
not be taken seriously. Adkins and VVoolgar
leave school this year to search for new worlds
to conquer. Jefry will return to continue his
career of distinction.
Unger: After trying his hand at about
every position on the team, Unger finally
task before the boys f-Q - - A We as
was too great. The
spirit was there but
their bodies were ex-
hausted. They lost ' ' e.
31 to 25. But they
went down to a glor-
ious defeat, uith
colors flying and
guns booming, fight-
ing to the last for the
honor of old Tech.
l T 'tet
B ERYL BLACK
settled down at back guard and immediately
proved that that position was his home. To
see Unger come charging
would make the average
quake in his shoes. Few
shots were registered while Unger was on the
out from his lair
job. 'fPax',never left home unless it
dribble the ball through the position
other end of the floor so that it would be in
Tech territory. This was one of his favorite
plays and was especially appreciated by the
hfurphy : A fighting guard was he. Charlie
held a regular's job for a good part of the season
but illness kept him out of the last games.
He specialized at back guard and could always
be depended on to straighten things out. His
steadiness on the floor line got many points.
Jolly: Jolly was a player who could always
be depended upon in case of the inability of
the regular guards. lValter was equally at
home in the floor guard or backguard positions,
and made his presence known in either. He
always lived up to his name and never lost
his smile. Jolly has another year to play and
should go big next season.
VVilson: This player was always ready to
take up the good workin either guard or forward
position, playing both positions equally well.
Louis leaves us this year, also.
Scott: Scott was an exceedingly fast forward
who often turned the tables when things were
going wrong. He was the only player on the
state team, besides Jolly, who played from the
very first part of the season. "Scott" was a
hard fighter and never quit until the final gun.
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llihen the basketball committee met for their
eighth annual meeting Friday and,Saturday,
April l-1- and 15, they made one radical change
in the rules for 1922 and following years. The
committee thinks that the change in the foul
rule which will do away with about one-third
of the scoring from fouls, will improve the game
all around. The new rule, suggested by the
sub-committee, provides a penalty which has
never been known before to basketball, namely,
that of giving the ball into the hands of the
opponents after a technical foul has been made.
The new technical foul rule reads as follows:
'fVVhen the technical foul is made, the ball is
awarded to the opponents at the point where
the foul is committed, with the right to put
the ball into play with an unguarded pass.
They shall not be permitted to dribble or shoot
for goal." Now the personal foul has been
changed some but notias much as its brother
rule. There will be a certain area of the Hoor
which will be the worst place to commit a
personal foul. If the foul is made in this danger
zone, then the penalty will be the greater than
if it had been made on some other part of the
floor. This danger zone will be in a semi-circle
with its center at the basket, and its radius
seventeen feet. If the foul is committed in
this circle, the penalty will be two free throws.
Outside this circle the personal foul rule will
remain as before with one free throw. This
will probably make players more careful and
will give a personally fouled person his rights,
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Track Team I 9 2 2
Top row: Coach Blazk, McCalip, Demmary, Velsey, Snyder, Denny, Unger, Mulholland, Chenoweth, assistant coach. Middl e row: Johnson
Smith, Siler, Gude, Gray, Neff, Graham. Bottom row: Davies, Lewis, Langlais. Vincel, Maxwell, Blakesley.
Tech's Track Team
The first meet held this year was a prelimin-
ary meet, which was very encouraging to the
Green and VVhite. The old stars proved that
they still knew their stuff and quite a few
new members showed that they would be
The season started off with a loss to Ander-
son, but to recompense this, our men
defeated Shortridge and Niartinsville in a tri-
angular meet 59-22-18, respectively, and
then downed Richmond 69-22 in a dual
This year Tech was somewhat stronger on
the cinders than in the held. Not to say that
they were exactly weak in the held-far from
it-but that the held entries were not as liable
to break state records as the track men.
Glen Gray stood out as one of our best men.
The holder ofthe state record in the 220 went
good and may be heard from in the state in
the 220 and 100. Jack Velsey will turn hand-
springs and tie himself into knots going over
the high hurdles, but he'll get there. Blakesley
in the quarter, Lewis in the half, hlaxwell in
the mile, Graham in the pole vault, and also
Langlais stood out.
Ninety-seven men entered the sectional,
representing Tech, hlanual, Shortridge, Sheri-
dan, Southport, Noblesville, Fishers, Forts-
Ville, and Greenfield.
Of these ninety-seven, Tech had twenty
men entered. The lucky twenty who were giv-
en a chance to win glory for their school were:
100-yard dash-Gray, Gude, Langlais.
220-yard dash-Gray, Gude, Smith.
-H0-yard dash-Blakesley, Langlais, linger.
Half-mile-Davies, Lewis, Neil.
hlile-Klaxwell, Snyder, Smith.
120-yard hurdles-RIcCalip, Siler, Yelsey.
220-yard hurdles-Johnson, Yelsey, Yincel.
High jump-Denny, Graham, Gude,
Pole vault-Demmary, Graham, Johnson.
Broad jump-Unger, Langlais, KIcCalip.
Shot-put-Graham, hiullholland, Unger.
Relay-Blakesley, Gray, Langlais, Lewis,
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Baseball Team I 9 2 2
Standing: Jolley, Gordon, Rush, Kingsolver, coach, Gorman, manager, Carr, Clift, German. Kneeling: Schultze, Adkins, Ewing, Jordon, Mills.
Baseball for 1922
Surely everyone at Tech must know that
we-Tech-hold the High School Baseball
Championship of the state of Indiana. VVe
gained this honor by winning the finals at
Lafayette in 1917. And so, to uphold this
honor, three hundred loyalites turned out for
baseball during the rainy month of April, 1922.
To Nlr. Kingsolver, a former star performer
of Franklin-and our new coach-was assigned
the task of molding these 300 wild aspiring
baseball players into a well-balanced and
winning team. Not to be outdone by the
preceding teams of Tech, this year's team
went out to win-under their new leader-and
win they did, yet in some cases the games
were close, but in the majority of instances
Tech came out on top.
Thus to hir. Kingsolver, we of Tech, must
give great praise, for he took up the reins
of manager just where Klr. Crandall had left
off, and he went plodding ahead, always with
one view in mind, and that to make a better
team than any that had been turned out at
The men left before the final cutting of
the squad to twelve men were:
Mills, Clift, jordan, Schetters, Gordan, Ad-
kins, Carr, Schultz, Rush, German, Cain,
Jolly, Behrman, Calvert, Ewing, Van Arsdal,
Tennis for 1922
Tennis has always played a prominent part
in Tech's history. The year, 1922, has been no
exception. VVe have held a number of tourna-
ments on the I. T. A. courts but never before
had we had such advantages as we have enjoyed
this year. These courts are recognized by all
tennis enthusiasts as being second to none in the
The great treat which Tech students were
allowed to take advantage of was permission to
play on these courts outside of their regular
assignments. This privilege was accorded
them from the time that the courts opened to
the end of the school year, and for only fifty
cents. The result was just what could be ex-
pected. Hundreds of enthusiastic racquet
wielders took advantage of the offer.
One of the best results of the use of these
courts was that the students were able to get
in a great deal of practice for the spring
tournament. Tech tournaments have always
been successes, but never before was there such
a lzigh standard of tennis as displayed in this
tournament. Tech is indeed a real tennis
school. Harold Harris
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This season has proved a most successful one
for girls, basketball, especially when one con-
siders how late the season started due to the
lack of room. In January when a meeting
was called, a large number of girls turned out
for the sport and the interest manifested at the
first, rapidly increased. Several teams were
formed and a series of games was played under
the direction of Miss Klclienzie and Bliss
Two major teams, selected by Miss Abbett,
practised every day during the ninth and tenth
periods, for two weeks. At the end of this time
eight girls were selected to constitute a team to
play outside games. Their first game with
lkfianual, on lVIanual's Hoor, ended in a defeat
for Tech, 43-21. The next game with lXf1anual,
on Tech's floor, ended with Tech at the small
end of the score 25-19. Although our team
lost both games, the scores indicate the im-
provement made in a short time.
The other games that the team has played:
Shortridge -13 Tech 21
Hoosier Athletic Club 28 Tech 15
Butler 11 Tech 19
Y. VV. C. A. 31 Tech 28
At the close of the season the major teams, the
"Green'l and the "'White". played the mono-
gram game. The five judges awarded mono-
grams to Klaxine Tilford, Edith Ambuhl,
Catherine Dodson, Bernice Cain, Nellie Bloem-
hof, and Xlargaret Graham. They awarded
buttons to Kliriam Garrison. Geraldine Hessler,
Helen Dobson,and Josephine Buenting.
iiiith a new gymnasium and good material,
there is promise of an even better team next
Try This, Girls
"To give the face a good color," says an ex-
change. wget a pot of rouge and a rabbit's foot.
Bury them two miles from home, and walk out
and back once a day to see if they are still
"lVhat are those numbers on the back of the
football men for?"
"VVhy, they add them all up, divide by two,
and the man who gets the answer first, runs
with the ball."
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English Knights and Irish Knight
It was evident in his swagger that he was a
scion of the British aristocracy, and the most
casual observer could not have failed to notice
that he was a stranger to the city. He touched
a well-dressed auburn-haired young man, who
was lolling in front of a Broadway hotel, on
"Pardon me, my dear man, but could I
trouble you for a match?" After lighting his
cigar he continued: "Bah jove, this is a re-
markable city. This is my first visit to New
York, d'ye know? I'm a stranger but on the
other side Fm a person of importance. I am
Sir Frances Daffy, Knight of the Garter, Knight
of the Bath, Knight of the Double Eagle,
Knight of the Golden Fleece, and Knight of
the Iron Cross. D'ye mind telling me your
name, me dear man?"
"Bde name is lvlichael lVIurphy, night before
last, night before that, last night, tonight, and
every other nightf'
Nliss Kletzing in Eng. III Class: "Charles,
do you notice any change in the atmosphere
of the House of Seven Gables?"
Flunkie: "Nope, it's the same as it was last
"Think of flying machines being mentioned
in the Bibleln said Bobby.
"But are they?" asked his father.
"VVhy, didn't the preacher say Esau sold his
lieirship to his brother Jacob ?"
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Down by the river side they met:
Did Romeo and Juliet.
And in a boat they swiftly sped,
At noon a lunch before his love he spread,
And Romi-rowed, while Juli-et.
"And now you are making light of me,"
sighed the quarter as it dropped into the gas
The Painful Part
"Jones hates to have his wife go south every
"Feels the separation, no doubt."
"Yes, from the necessary coinf'
Saved Time For Norah
lNIrs. Jones rushed into her husband's office
wild with excitement.
'fOh, John!" she cried. 'fNorah made a mis-
take and tried to start the fire with gasoline."
"Gasoline, eh?" said John calmly. 'fDid she
get it started?',
"Get it started!" cried lXIrs. Jones. "lVhy
it blew her out of the window!"
'4Oh, well," remarked the philosophic John,
"it was her afternoon out anyhow."
'clyly dear lNIrs. Smith, I think your daughter
recites remarkably well, donlt you?" l
"Yes. All she needs 1S a short course in
electrocution to finish her off, as you might say."
THE ARSENAL CANNON 1-is
Just a Little Toast
I'Iere's to our teachers,
Long may they live,
In fact just as long
As the lessons they give.
"Mamma, can I go out to play?
ulvhat, with those holes in your stockings?"
"No, with the kids next doorf'
Two boys were walking in a field and as one
ran ahead of the other he found a pile of con-
densed milk cans. "Hey, Jimmie," he said
toLthe other, "I've found a cow's nest."
The Second Collection
A young woman reports that she was travel-
ing on a train recently, when a country girl
evidently on her first trip, entered and oc-
cupied the other half of her seat. The con-
ductor came through calling for tickets and
after some embarrassed fumbling the girl
handed hers over.
A few minutes later a train boy came down
the aisle behind her crying, "Chewing gum."
"lXfIercy!" said lXIiss Innocence to her seat
companion, "do we have to give upiourgchew-
ing gum, too?"
I rose with great alacrity
To offer her my seat,
'Twas a question whether she or I
Should stand upon my feet.
There once was a lad named O'Brien
Who thought that he'd like to go llien,
So he jumped from a wall
With his lXIa's parasol
And, Uh the Difference
Dora: How is your new phonograph in the
Flora: It would be all right ifwe could agree
on records but the boss always puts on "'Work
for the Night is Coming" while the employees
all prefer "Home Sweet Home."
hlotherz You must not whistle at the table.
Son: I wasn't whistling at the table mother,
I was whistling at the dog.
Force of Necessity
"hIother," said little johnny, "do mission-
aries go to heaven?',
"Vl'hy of course, dear,', his mother replied.
"lVell, er- I'm afraid they don't."
'gBut, hfIother,,' insisted the little boy, "if
a cannibal eats a missionary he'll have to go,
won't he P"
hlary had finished her first month of school.
She brought home her grade card and gave it to
The teacher had written these words on the
card: "lVhispers too much."
Her father asked: "Do you whisper much,
"lVell, I have to, daddyf' she replied, "they
won't let us talk out loud."
6'Here, waiter, there is a tack in this dough-
"VVhy, the ambitious little thing-it thinks
it's a flivver tire."
'cSee the dancing snowflakes?"
"I suppose they are practising for a snow
You can guess the result without trien. ballg,
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Once Was Enough
Said six-year-old Agnes to her Presbyterian
cousin of the same age: L'Come wif' me to
the ,Piscopal Sunday School, James."
"What do you have?" asked James, with
thoughts of Christmas in his mind.
"We have lovely musicf' replied the more
spiritually minded Agnes, "and Bible stories,
and the Collect every Sundayf,
'clYothin' doin'," said James indignantly.
"I had the colic once an' it nearly killed me.
You canit make me go where they have it
First Flea Con 'cPost Toastie" boxlz lVhat's
Second Flea: Don,t you see that sign, c'Tear
along this edge',?
Teacher Qhaving just explained fractionsj:
Now, Bobby, which would you rather have,
one apple or two halves?
Bobby: Two halves.
Teacher: Why would you prefer them?
Bobby: Because I could see if a worm was
Boy Orator: Caesar had his Brutus, Charles
the First his Cromwell, and George the Third
Chairman of lvleetingz Go on, my boy,
never mind if you can't remember the make
of George's car.
Said and Done
The speedometer said sixty miles an hour.
The constable said it was ninety.
The natives said it was a crime.
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thinks she shines."
"I know-on the end of her nose."
There's a Reason
The reason why these lines appear
Is because there was a fear
That without their hidden plot
This would be a vacant spot.
He said it was the life. "I guess I'll take ga day oFf,l' said Jerald,
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THE ARSENAL CANNON 107
The Dumb-bellls War Cry
Half a term, half a term, half a term onward--
Before I get out of here, Illl be a hundred!
Ikey: Are you de young man vot saved my
boy's life from drowning?
Pat: Yes, don't mention it. I just did my
Ikey: Veil, vere's his cap?
Revised For Adults
Shut your mouth
And open your eyes,
And other people
Wlill think youfwise.
He: VVas he on the eleven?
She: From where I sat it looked as if the
eleven were on him.
Teacher: Give definitions for three punctu-
Student Qin language of todaybz A comma
is a brake that slows down the speed. An
exclamation point is an accident, and a period
is the bumper.
"Gee, that physics test was a cold one."
"Yes, my mark went down to zero."
First: I read about a funny thing yesterday.
Second: VVhat was it?
First: A man sued for his overcoat and lost
"Pardon me if I bore youf' said the mos-
A Glimpse Into the hflusical VVorld
A recital by a group of artists not included
in the annals of the musical world but known
the universe over, will be given at an early date.
Following is the entire program.
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Gonew .,....................... Bark
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tbl "lXly Boney, Boney, Lassie" ..... Skinney
Ccl "Scandinavian Cadenzan ........ Hairlipz
fdj "Italian Spaghetti Song" Qfrom 'IVIaca-
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Freshie Chaving been sent to the store by his
motherjz Give me two pounds of oysters.
Grocer: We donlt sell them by the pound,
we sell them by the measure.
Freshie: VVell, give me two yards, then.
"Fellows, what causes the misty veil between
us and those trees yonder?"
All the More Reason
"VVhy, gentlemenf' thundered a Parlia-
mentary candidate, "my opponent hasn't a
leg to stand on."
"All the more reason why he should have a
seat," came a voice from the rear.
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Paddy was working quite hard one day
Buried in earth to his knees,
Vlfith pickaxe and spade he was digging away
To plant some shady trees.
A lady was passing and spoke to Pat
"Good morningfl to Pat said she,
"Bejabbers ye're working quite hard at that,
Digging out holes I seell'
'cBy golly, ye're wrong!" said Pat, turning
Stopping to wipe his face,
" 'Tis the earth lim digging out of the ground,
I'm leaving the holes in their placefl
Getting it Over
It was the week before Roland's birthday
and he was on his knees at his bedside petition-
ing Providence for presents, in a very loud
"Please send me," he shouted, Ha bicycle,
a tool chest, a -1"
"What are you praying so loud for?,' his
younger brother interrupted, "God ain't deaf."
UI know he ain't," said Roland, winking to-
ward the next room, abut grandma isf'
Modest In Une Sense
'cOur landlord says we must pay more."
"What, again? Didn't you protest?"
"I did, but he says we are paying only a
" Modest indeed!"
"I suppose he referred to the fact that it was
Poor Outlook For Dad
Father: Don't you think that young man
who is calling on you means business?
He Looked The Part
Little Billy came home from play, one after-
noon, with his clothing pierced above and be-
low with many holes.
'cFor goodness' sake, Billyf' shrieked his
mother, "what on earth have you been doing?"
'WVe've been playing grocery store," said
Billy calmly, Hand everyone was something in
it. I was the Swiss cheese."
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VVife: Not setting, dear, you mean sitting.
Hub: I mean just what I said. I'm sure
they're hatching out trouble for somebody.
Daughter: Yes, father, he asked me last night
if you and mother were pleasant to live with.
There, little reader, don't you cry,
We'll pull a good one by and by.
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THE ARSENAL CANNON 109
Jokes From Old CANNONS
Wlhy is Tech like a hard-boiled egg?
Because it can't be beaten.
'Wvhat have you in the shape of cucumbers
this morning?" asked the customer of the new
"Nothing but bananas, ma'am," was the
Vilas it ever thus? 'cTeacher this lesson is
Wlantedz Somebody to invent a noiseless
soup spoon for use in the lunchroom.
Senior: VVant a CANNON?
Freshie: Sure. Thanks, awfully.
Senior: VVhere's your money?
Freshie: IVhy, I thought you gave them
A student was up for his medical examination
for service in the army. The Admiral beamed
on him genially and proceeded to question him.
"Which do you regard as the three hnest
British .sailors ?"
"Er, Nelson, sir, -er- Drake, sir -er- I beg
your pardon, sir, but I did not quite catch your
name as I came in.
Be Holed, My Home
First Nlothz What is your favorite selection?
Second moth: "lX4y Little Grey I-Iomein the
Only to be Expected
A conscientious young Sunday-school teacher
had been telling her class of little boys about
the crowns of glory and the rewards in heaven
for good people.
"And now, tell me," she said, "who will get
the biggest crownf'
There was a moment of deep silence and then
a little voice piped out:
"Him what's got the biggest headf'
"Da noive of dat guy," complained Jimmy
the demon ofhce boy, Wofferinl me six dollars
a week. VVha's he think I am-a college gradu-
Ate the VVhole Himself
"Did you divide that doughnut as I told
you,with your little brother?"
'4Yes, ma. I gave him the holef,
Survival of Fittest
Motlier: VVillie, have you fed the gold fish?
Dutiful VVillie: Yes, mamma, I fed them to
The other day a man dashed into the Grand
Central station with just one moment to catch
the Twentieth Century limited. I-Ie made the
ticket oflice in two jumps.
"Quick, give me a ticket, round trip,H he
'WVhere to ?"
Vest? "B-b-back here, you foolf,
I know a little man Tommy: This paper says if you smoke
VVho plays a little flute cigarettes it changes your complexion.
I wonder why his neighbors Jimmy: That's right, I'm always tanned
Are learning how to shoot? when I get caught smoking.
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"I notice Susie's wearing her hair ala Robert.
To Him for Herj Who Waits
Arnold Daly, who is perhaps the best actor
that was ever once an ofllce boy, once filled the
latter niche in the organization of the late
Charles Frohnian. Cnc June afternoon Louise
Closser Hale, dropped into the oflice to see hir.
"He's not in," Daly informed her.
'fThen I guess Till wait," said Mrs. Hale.
ffglust as you like," Daly replied.
The actress waited: then she waited some
more. At five o'clock she said to Daly: 'fCan
you give me any idea when lvlr. Frohman is
"About the first of September," replied Daly
affably. "He's in London."
Literary Lid Is Off
Some of our story writers are running riot
with their similes. Here are a few we gathered
in our late reading:
'fHer lips quivered like a light auto."
f'He edged nearer to her until he was almost
as close as the air in the subwayf,
'4But his mind, like her face, was made up."
"Her hair dropped on her pallid cheek like
seaweed on a clamfl
'fHe gazed anxiously at her face, the way a
person in a taxi gazes at the face of the meter."
In Discussion on Courtesy
Chairman: The question has been asked
that if a boy should pass a crowd of girls, should
he tip his hat to each one.
Joe Gieger: No, I take my hat off and carry
As You Will
A Frenchman, while looking at a number of
vessels, exclaimed: "See what a flock of ships!"
He was told that a flock of ships was called
a fleet, but that a fleet of sheep was called a
flock. To assist him in mastering the in-
tricacies of the English language, he was told
that a flock of girls was called a bevy, that a
bevy of wolves is called a pack, but that a pack
of cards is never called a bevy, though a pack
of thieves is called a gang, and a gang of angels
is called a host, while a host of porpoises is
termed a herd, and that a herd of children is
called a troop, and a troop of partridges is
called a covey, and a covey of beauties is called
a galaxy, and a galaxy of ruflians is called a
horde , and a horde of rubbish is called a heap,
and a heap of oxen is called a drove, and a drove
of blackguards is called a mob, and a mob of
of whales is called a school, and a school of
worship is called a congregation, and a con-
gregation of engineers is called a corps, and
a corps of robbers is called a band, and a band
of loafers is called a crowd, and a crowd of
gentlefolks is called the elite. The 'last word
being French, the scholar understood it and
asked no more. Anonymous.
A Patriotic Youth
MPa," said Willie, looking up from his pic-
ture book, "when God made the zebra why
didn't He print some stars on him so he'd be
a regular walking American flag?"
Absent-minded Professor Cmeeting his own
sonj: Hello, Dick! How's your father?
"James, take a seat."
"I can't, it's tacked to the floor."
"Tim just about all in," sighed the worm, as
the robin took another gulp.
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