Arsenal Technical High School - Arsenal Cannon Yearbook (Indianapolis, IN)
- Class of 1934
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THE ARSENAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Replete with Opportunities for Youth of Today
Ye who believe in Youth that strives and learns and is hopeful,
Ye who believe in the joys of the life that is lived to its fullest,
List to the noble tradition still followed by students at Tech,
List to the story of Technical, school of the happy.
HE STORY of Tech is the story of a man
with a vision-a man who from an inauspicious
beginning, hampered by lack of proper equip-
ment for the one hundred eighty-three pupils and
eight teachers who reported in the fall of 1912,
developed a great high school. lt is also the story of
a man who, with the same ideals and vision, has con-
tinued in the' development of this great school
After the confusion and strangeness of the first
few weeks wore off, the pupils and teachers developed
a feeling of camaraderie and good-fellowship foreign
to the ordinary, modern high school. The proud mem-
ories those old buildings held, the verdant growth of
trees and flowerson the campus, the whole-hearted
industry of the school are characteristic of Tech now
even as they were during that first year.
From the very first, Tech was destined for a great
future. The school quarters spread from the Arsenal
to the Electrical Building and then to other buildings
on the grounds. The East and West Residences be-
came the homes of industrious students. Long since,
the East Residence has been razed, but in the West
Residence, boys and girls still climb the circular
The Arsenal is now, as it was when Technical be-
gan, the nucleus of the school. In its remodeled in-
terior are the general offices, the large library, assem-
bly room, class rooms, and the book store.
Munitions of war, a perpetual motion machine,
wholesome and nutritious food-with equal patience
the Artillery Building has housed all these, typical
of the changes the grounds have undergone.
In 1870, the martial tread of soldiers shook the
wooden steps of the Barracks, now language and art
students dash up those same steps to class. A barn
is hardly the place in which to study Latin, but in
tl1e old brick barn Latin-pupils now go to class.
As Tech 'continued to enlarge, more room was
needed. First came the Annex for class rooms, then
the Main Building with the nurse's office, science
and domestic science laboratories, and class rooms.
The New Shops house the heating, lighting, and
power plant for the entire school, the vocational
shops, and the chemistry and physics laboratories.
There are Old and New Portables.
One of the most recent additions, the Auditorium-
Gymnasium, has a large stage which affords would-be
actors, orators, and musicians an opportunity to dis-
play their talents.
In the shadow of the Arsenal, a grove of trees, one
for each of the two hundred forty-two Tech students
who served in the World War, four of whom made
the supreme sacrifice, was planted on Armistice Day,
1919. "Liberty Grove" will always keep fresh the
memory of those who served their country.
Back of the school buildings, the rest of Techls
seventy-six acres stretch out in wooded land. A
winding footpath leads to the athletic field. On one
side, permanent bleachers with a seating capacity of
five thousand overlook the one-fourth mile cinder
track and the grassy football field. On the other,
Poguels Run winds past with pastoral serenity.
The Powder Magazine, a small brick building half
hidden in the cool greenness of trees and bushes,
holds military supplies for the R. OQT. C.
By crossing on the rustic bridge, one reaches the
tennis courts on the westiside of 'Pogue's Run.
A short distance from the- tennis courts one may
visit Tech's five-acne Nature Preserve, with its wild
flower garden, where hundreds of flowers bloom, he
may inspect the largeagricultural gardens at the
north of the campus, or helmay Wander at will among
the stately trees that everywhere shelter the grounds.
Reminiscences of Technical as it used to be spring
up naturally as one roams over the wide campus, but
always there is evidence that the Arsenal Technical
Schools are now a thriving institution for thousands
of energetic boys and girls.
ln 1912, the school quarters were the second floor
of the Arsenal, lacking all the conveniences of a mod-
ern high school, now they include twelve well-
equipped buildings. That handful of beginning
pupils has grown to 5,901, thirty-two times as many
as in 1912 , and Techls present faculty numbers two
.hundred forty-seven. During -the first 'four years the
principal divided his time between Technical and
Manual Training High School, today, besides its
principal, the school has four vice-principals. The
first three roll rooms have expanded to one hundred
But even as Tech has advanced in size, so has it
enlarged its scope of opportunity. Instead of work
in ten departments, it now offers training in sixteen
departments, all broadened and enriched by extra-
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N-,Q has one hundred ninety-two classes with an en-
rollment of five thousand live hundred eighty-one
pupils. Required work in the tirst six semesters trains
pupils to improve their speech, to write with a rea-
sonable degree oif accuracy, to understand some of
the great literary classics, to become acquainted with
present-day literature in both book and magazine
form, and to learn to like using the library.
Besides the required English courses, several ad-
vanced elective subjects are offered in this depart-
ment. English YllC is a course particularly adapted
for those who plan to attend college and who need
intensive drill in the mechanics of writing and in
composition. English VIIB affords training in Eng-
lish and composition for those preparing for business
careers. For pupils with creative ability English
VHIC offers opportunity to develop their talents and
to practice niany kinds of writing.
A study of early English literature comprises the
course ot English VUE, and YlllE carries on the
reading of English literature to the present time.
English 'YlllA deals with American literature, while
pupils of VlllL learn to read and enjoy the works
of living American authors.
A course in journalism, a prerequisite for the
rllkwfildl Caiziminv stait, gives pupils instruction in
journalistic writing and enlarges their knowledge and
appreciation ot modern newspapers. The expression
classes, composed mainly of pupils who wish instruc-
tion in interpretive reading and in dramatic activi-
ties, afford valuable training in voice, pantomime, and
dramatics. Expression pupils often assist at pro-
grams in the Auditorium.
The Grammar Practice course should really be
called 'CService Englishv, for pupils in these classes
serve their English teachers and fellow-pupils by
grading hurdles, the departmental tests, and by act-
ing as assistants in English classes.
In Social English pupils receive a social and cul-
tural background for their future life by learning
the methods and work of various institutions of the
city and state, and by learning to appreciate iine arts.
The Public Speaking classes, I and Il, teach
pupils to express themselves logically, clearly, and
effectively upon many topics, to develop their per-
sonalities, and to acquire poise before audiences.
Those pupils who are interested in the argumentative
phase of speech take Public Speaking IIS, in this
course are found Tech's debaters. The Demagorian
Society is an extra-curricular organization composed
of high-scholarship pupils who present programs' in
churches and other institutions in the city.
Advertising acquaints the pupils with the under-
lying principles of advertising and gives them oppor-
tunities to apply these principles to advertising cam-
paigns. These serve to awaken student interest in
various projects of the school.
To supplement these courses and to increase in-
terest in literature, the Stratford Literary Club pre-
sents to pupils in English VI and advanced classes
varied and entertaining programs.
The Printing English course includes composi-
tion, grammar, spelling, the history of the alphabet,
the story ot' paper making, work of the scribes, the
development of printing, and an acquaintance with
such topics as History of Ornament, Wood Blocks,
Inks, and Illustrators. Advanced Printing English
makes it possible for printers to pass the English
tests for apprentices.
Tech at first had no paper of its own, the Man-
ual Booster furnished news of "Baby Tech." Begin-
The Tech Library
ning with December, 1912, the Tech town crier read
a hand-written paper, "Hear Yen, to the assembled
pupils in Room 4 of the Arsenal, now Room 7. The
irst printed paper appeared in 1914, and as a result
of a contest, the paper was named t'The Arsenal
Cannon", a title reminiscent of the days when Tech-
nical was an arsenal. CKULIIOIL agents who sell sub-
scriptions are appointed by roll room sponsors.
Techis first library consisted of a set of ency-
clopedias and a few gift books. Then, in 1914, a
room in the Arsenal was set aside for book shelves,
and the present librarian took charge. The library
grew with the growth of the school, in 1920, it was
given larger quarters. When the Arsenal was remod-
eled in 1932, the library again traveled, settling in
half the second iioor ot the Arsenal.
Under the supervision of the librarian and her
assistant is a group of girls who gain valuable ex-
perience by taking a course in library practice. They
also assist pupils to select books, check books,
straighten shelves, catalogue new copies, and mend
worn copies. They receive high school credit for
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A Class in World History II
The Social Studies department
is composed of ninety-six classes. Included in
this department are: Social Studies I, Civics IIG
and IIB, School Problems, Economic Geography, In-
dustrial History, World History, European History,
American History, American Government, and Gov-
ernment Problems. To meet the requirements for
graduation from Tech, a pupil must elect one year
of American History and one year of any other of the
Social Studies I, a freshman subject, emphasizes
group life. Pupils are taught the necessity of being
able to live and to work with others. This course
aids the newcomers to fit into their new environment
and to accept new rules and regulations as being
necessary to the happiness and success of the majority
of the group. It helps to prepare them later to take
their places in their respective communities.
Civics IIG, an occupational course, helps girls
to decide the kind of work in which they wish to en-
gage When they leave school. Frequently these groups
are instructed by speakers from the Altrusa Club,
who discuss the various occupations open to Women.
The Civics IIB course for boys is in the nature of
a vocational guidance course. The classes take trips
over the school to learn about the kinds of Work
offered in the various departments. In this Way the
pupils are better able to plan intelligently their high
school courses and to elect those subjects in which
they are most interested.
In Economic Geography the pupils become ac-
quainted With the vast natural resources of their own
country. They also study the indust1'ies of this
country and of foreign countries. Considerable time
is devoted to the trade relations of the World and to
the various trade routes. This is a course that makes
a Wide appeal to boys and girls who are going out
into the business World from high school.
Industrial History discusses the industrial devel-
opment of the United States from colonial days to
the present time.
The study of history, for the most part, centers
upon people in their relationships with one another
and with the rest of the World. The courses are en-
riched by supplementary reading and Works of his-
torical fiction pertaining to the various periods of his-
tory, a great many biographies being read.
Many interesting and attractive displays are
made by this department in the cases in the south
end of the third iioor of the Main Building. The
material exhibited consists of maps, historical car-
toons, charts, graphs, book reports, notebooks, and
departmental test scores selected from the various
classes of the department. The test scores encourage
pupils to enter into good-natured competition with
In several of the classes, history is brought down
to date through frequent interesting discussions of
current events. A pamphlet called "Uncle Sam's
Diaryi' is issued weekly to pupils in American His-
tory IIA, an accelerated class. The pamphlet ac-
quaints them with the business before Congress, and
discusses other political events of interest.
The Social Studies department enters various
contests. Last spring an essay, entitled SHOW Has
the Paris Pact Affected the Sino-Japanese Dispute ?"
written by a pupil, was adjudged the best essay sent
in from all the high schools in Indiana.
Pupils who are preparing to study law find a
history major particularly helpful, as do others who
desire a broad cultural background. All the Social
Studies courses are a valuable training for citizenship.
An Accelerated Geometry I Class
The Mathematics department
has grown in size from six to ninety-four classes.
The present head of the department was the first and
only teacher who taught mathematics during the fall
semester of 1912. Beginning the spring semester of
1913, two more classes were added to the first six.
As the school grew, more advanced courses were
included in the curriculum until all the courses avail-
able in high school mathematics and also a few col--
lege courses are now open to pupils. The courses
now included are General Math I and ll, Algebra
l and ll, Plane Geometry I and ll, Advanced Alge-
bra, Solid Geometry, College Algebra, Trigonometry
I and II, and sometimes, depending upon the de-
mands of the students, Analytic Geometry and Cal-
Many interesting projects have been introduced
into this department. In 1923 the Trigonometry Il
surveying class measured and laid out Tcch's pres-
ent football gridiron 5 and, last year, the parking
area. In 1923 the first class contests in algebra were
held, their purpose being to encourage the beginner
in mathematics. These proved so satisfactory that
each semester since that time Tech has continued thc
contests. At the State Convention of 1930 the meth-
od of conducting these contests was presented and
discussed. It met withsilch hearty approval that the
following year a state-wide contest in algebra was
held. This contest project has now been enlarged
to include geometry. It is pleasing to think that the
idea that originated here at Tech is now being used
and endorsed by other high schools in the state.
This department has another unique project in
the experiment of having large classes averaging one
hundred or more to the class. The principal feature
of this experiment is classroom technique which de-
cides the success or failure of the class. It is worthy
of note that these classes have exerted a great amount
of influence on education in general. They have led
many educators to believe that a class may safely en-
roll more than thirty pupils without their work suffer-
ing from this procedure.
Another item is the Related Work. For twelve
years in connection with shop 'courses vocational
math has been taught. This, in the last two years,
was revised and is now known as Related Work.
Mathematics has not been taken out of the shop
courses, but the applied part is taught in the new
class. Commercial Arithmetic was taken over by the
Mathematics department and carried on as such for
about eight or ten years. When the Junior High
School was organized, this course was disbanded,
and in its place was put Junior Business Practice, in
which the essential parts of arithmetic are given.
This department has always made provisions for
the classes to meet the needs of the pupils. All
methods of differentiation have been used in the past,
the department is still experimenting along this line.
One of the principal features of caring for pupils is
the lesson-sheet room, which offers one year of arith-
metic and one of algebra. The pupil who has diiii-
culgf in algebra may be assigned toddlesson sheets in
arithmetic, it is possible for him to learn one year
of math for graduation requirement. Likewise, if a
pupil is absent, here he may make up the back work.
At the senior commencement in June, the Math-
ematics Scholarship Medals are given to the two sen-
iors who have made the best record in mathematics
throughout their four years of high school.
V Advanced Drawing-Figure Composition
The Fine Arts department,
started twenty-one years ago, has grown up with
Tech. It has about six hundred pupils, each in one
of the drawing, stage-craft, make-up, costume design-
ing, jewelry, modeling, theatrical costuming, or etch-
ing and lithography classes.
The various freehand drawing and advanced
drawing courses have been all-time members. The
stage-craft classes, started at a later date, did not
reach their present form until the building of the
Auditorium. Members of these classes learn the use
of stage properties and take care of lighting and
sound eifects for all dramatic presentations.
The Make-Up and Theatrical Costume staffs,
extra-curricular activities, made their advent three
years ago. The Make-Up staff is taught the use and
art of make-up. The Theatrical Costume staff is
taught to design suitable costumes for the casts of the
Students in jewelry classes are ably taught the
principles of that vocation by actually making the
articles used in that business. In modeling, pupils
learn to model human iigures from clay and other
The most recent addition to this group is the
course in Etching and Lithography, started in 1932
when lithographic and etching presses were obtained.
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consists of three groups: the print shop, Com-
mercial Art and Printing Design classes.
In October, 1915, arrangements between the In-
dianapolis Sehool Board and the United Typothetae
and Franklin Clubs of the American School of Print-
ing enabled Tech to install a thorough and practical
printing course without cost to the pupils. Today,
listed in the Graphic Arts department, it is a voca-
tional eourse. The first-year classes learn the funda-
mentals of printing, While the advanced pupils set
up and print the Arsenal Cannon, the senior di-
plomas, and other printed matter used by the school.
Printing offers several opportunities for advance-
ment to almost every type of person. Many of the
pupils who have received their vocational ccrtiiicate
oi' printing have been able to secure very profitable
positions in the printing World.
In the six classes in Commercial Art the pupils
are prepared for commercial advertising and art.
Another branch of this course is the Commercial Art
Layout class which instructs the pupils in the princi-
ples ot layout design, This class does the layout work
for the Oamw-11, semester magazine.
In Printing Design, a vocational course, the boys
are trained to plan type panels and type designs,
magazine covers, and advertisements.
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The Science department, Z0010gY
like Tech, began in a modest
way. lts first class was one in
botany, organized during the spring term of 1911.
It recited in the old East Residence, now no longer
on the campus. Now, in both the Main Building and
in the New Shop Building the Science department
has large laboratories for study and lecture rooms
where it is possible to have demonstrations and ilius-
trated talks. This department includes two sections:
the physical and the biological sciences.
The first zoology class was taught in the fall ot
1921. This science gives pupils a better idea of both
animal and insect lite. They learn something of the
technique of dissection and acquire a knowledge of
the functions of the organs.
This course is of great value to pupils who plan
to specialize in medicine. Enrolled in the fourteen
classes are four hundred twenty pupils.
Five hundred three pupils are enrolled in the
seventeen classes in the
Botany department. Pu-
pils study about the
structure and functions
of the different kinds of
plants and learn to ree-
ognize thein when seen
in their natural environ-
ment. ltlverything is done
in a very systematic way.
By means ot selt-made
seed geriuiuators, pupils
watch seeds grow from
day to day. They make
notebooks in which they
have mounted their col-
lections of leaves.
ln display cabinets
in the north C01'l'lLlOl',
Nature Study Club
Bvlany they have exhibits: nature al-
manacs, leaf-books, diagrams of
cell structure, various types of
algae, cross sections of leaves, diagrams ol' seed struc-
ture and ot seed germination, colored drawings of
fruits and vegetables, and diagrams ot fertilization.
In the spring ot 1919, the Nature Study Club
was formed. its membership is open to all pupils
interested in nature whether or not they take botany.
Here kindred souls who "in the love ot Nature hold
communion with her visible forms" enjoy interesting
programs or take long hikes.
Tech is most fortunate iu having on her campus
an outdoor biology laboratory as well as a shrine for
those who love Nature in all her forms-the Nature
Preserve. Here Tech boys and girls learn to know
at first hand the wealth of beauty provided by the
native flowers off their state. This preserve consists
of five acres. In this area the Botany department is
trying to restore and preserve a large number of the
species which constituted
the original flora of the
Indiana forest. Many of
these species are now
transplantings have been
made f r o in seventeen
counties in indiana and
from seven other states.
The "gardenv has over
two hundred species.
Chemistry was not
introduced until the first
semester of 1921 when
three classes were organ-
ized to meet in the West
Residence. These classes
lacked both iaboratories
and complete equipment.
The next semester, the New Physics
Shop Building was completed,
and the chemistry classes were
well provided for. This department now offers two
full years of chemistry with the last year being an
The present nine classes in chemistry enroll two
hundred sixty-four pupils. The classes in Chemistry
I and H study general elementary chemistry.
Classes in Chemistry lll and IV learn about quali-
tative and quantitative analysis. These courses are
especially helpful to pupils planning to become phar-
macists, physicians, or chemical engineers.
Physics, first offered in September, 1914, is a
science which explains the Why and how of many
things, such as the moving picture, radio, automo-
bile, telephone, locomotives, electric motors, pianos,
pressure cookers, microscopes, and the X-ray. When
time permits, such interesting experiments are dem-
onstrated as the magic carpet, Tesla coil, perpetual
saw, air suspended ball,
and looking through iron.
This subject is in-
tensely interesting for
any one who is curious
to know why things work
as they do. It is part of
the preparation for those
who expect to become me-
chanics, electricians, or
engineers of any kind,
since it explains the prin-
ciples involved in these
various fields of work.
The regular course
is one year in length,
but this may be followed
with one additional year.
Three hundred thirty-six
Chemistry pupils are enrolled in thirteen
Physiography, an earth sci-
ence, treats of the origin and development of conti-
nents, ocean basins, mountains, plains, hills, valleys,
waterfalls, and caves. It presents a study of the rocks
and minerals of the earth and how and when they
were formed. lt explains the phases of the moon
eclipses, tides, and changes of seasons. Through an
explanation of temperature changes, winds, and rain-
fall, it gives 1'easons for climatic conditions and
changes of weather forecasting.
A knowledge of physiography adds greatly to
oneis appreciation of the great outdoors. It is indis-
pensable to the civil or mining engineer as well as
to the geologist and the astronomer.
In October, 1921, physiography was changed to
a double-period laboratory science which has the same
ranking as the other laboratory sciences. At present,
there are two hundred seventeen pupils enrolled in
Among the first sci-
ences offered Was a voca-
tional science which did
not meet the require-
ments for high school
graduation and college
entrance. Because of its
physics met the needs of
this vocational science
and also satis lied the high
school science require-
ment. It, therefore, was
substituted for the voca-
tional science and was
first offered in Septem-
ber, 1911, with a part-
time teacher in charge.
Six hundred eighty-three pupils
compose thirty classes of the Latin department.
During the first four semesters the pupils build the
foundations of their knowledge of the Latin language.
Grammar, vocabulary, and translations form the basis
of their work. They become acquainted with many
of the old Roman myths and legends, learn some of
the ancient Roman customs and institutions, and be-
come familiar with the history of Rome. Fourth-
semester Latin pupils translate Julius Caesar's com-
mentaries on the Gallic wars.
Two classes are open to pupils who have taken
Latin IV. One, Latin V and VI, translates the ora-
tions and letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero, consul of
Rome and called by his fellow-citizens 'Tater
Patriaev, the father of his country, because he eX-
posed a rival candidate for the consulship who plotted
to overthrow the government.
The other class, Latin VII and VIII, reads
Vergil's immortal epic poem, the 'fAeneid'7, in Latin.
This tale of the wanderings of the Trojan hero,
Aeneas, is full of adventure and daring, wherein
Aeneas sails over the Mediterranean sea, encountering
many perils, and finally founding Rome.
Many pupils in the Latin department are mem-
bers of the Latin Club, which is organized to promote
sociability among the pupils and to enrich their back-
ground for the study of Latin. New members are
initiated in solemn Latin ritual, and, clad in togas,
receive the club colors, purple and gold. The club
often presents plays in Latin, plays Latin games, and
learns of Roman customs. Club oiiices are Patterned
after the ancient Roman government: two consuls for
presidents, a scriptor for secretary, aediles for mein-
bers of the program committee, and a custos for
The Modern Language department is composed
of the French, Spanish, and German language
classes, with their extra-curricular activities--their
Enrolled in the nine French classes are two hun-
dred iifty-nine pupils. The purpose of the French
courses is to present to the pupils in simple form
the essentials of French grammar, to give them a
reading and a speaking vocabulary, and to teach them
how to read, write, and speak the language. It also
acquaints the pupils with a knowledge of French
customs, history, institutions, and literature.
The French classes
are enriched by the outside activity, Le Cercle
Francais, which meets every two weeks in the Student
Center. Interesting talks on subjects pertaining to
France are given, and French musical numbers are
enjoyed. Twice a year the club presents a short play
Techis Spanish pupils now meet in twenty-four
classes, ranging from Spanish I to Spanish YIII.
The work in the first four semesters covers the func-
tional grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary ot the
language, while the work in Spanish V to VIII,
teaches the pupils to read and to speak Spanish ilu-
ently, and to know something ot the country itself.
They also become well acquainted with the his-
tory and customs of Spanish-speaking countries in
South Zlllil Cengal America, ,since in the tuturc closer
connections with these countries is believed to be the
aim ot the lfnited States.
The main extra-curricular activity of this de-
partment is the Spanish Club which has a member-
ship ot about forty pupils. This group meets every
Thursdaxv afternoon. Especially interesting pro-
grams are presented, featuring talks on Spain or on
some Spanish-speaking country. Songs are sung in
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Spanish, Spanish music is played, Spanish holidays
are discussed, an-d occasionally the members are en-
tertained by Spanish dances.
The German department has an enrollment of
one hundred forty pupils. In the first two semesters
of German pupils are taught the fundamentals of the
language: how to read German script, how to Write
it, how to pronounce and to spell German words,
and how to write grammatically correct. They also
learn much of the customs and history of Germany
in their work, and pay especial attention to the
present political situation in Germany. The last
two semesters pupils are afforded the oppo1'tunity to
apply what they have learned by translating such
books of the German writers as Hillern's uI'I06l181'
Als Die Iiircliew, Wildenhruclfs 'fDas Edle Blutv,
Schiller's "lVilhelm Tellv, and Stornfs Nlmmenseef'
Pupils in the German classes atlech correspond
with the pupils enrolled in English classes in Ger-
many, and many interesting letters have been ex-
The German Club, Der Deutsche Yerein, is oi'-
ganized to acquaint its members with the romance
of German history and the customs of the people to
show them something of the beauty of the musical
compositions of Goethe and Schiller.
spanish Club Department
In Bookkeeping I the pupils learn the funda-
mentals of bookkeeping, and hon' to keep a very sini-
ple set of books. In Bookkeeping II the pupils learn
to handle a more complicated set ol books, also, the
ivlx-vs and wherefores of partnerships. In Bookkeep-
ing III they study corporations, in Bookkeeping IV,
cost estimating, introducing thc voucher system of
bookkeeping. By the time the pupil has completed
the courses in all four semesters, hc should be equipped
to go out as a bookkecper for almost any business.
In Salcsmanship I the pupil studies the prin-
ciples of salesmanship and selling at retail. During
the second semester he studies outside selling or two
phases of more advanced selling, specialty selling and
selling at wholesale.
Business Organization, a two-semester course, is
a study in applied economics. It covers some of the
fundamental economic principles of business. A
study is made of different forms of businesses, such as
partnerships, single proprietorships, and corpora-
tions , the conditions that cause changes in business 5
stocks and bonds, laws of contracts, insurance, and
some of the different banking systems.
An Office Practice Class
In a Bookkeeping Class
The Commercial department
was formed in 1914. During its entire first
year only seventy-five pupils were enrolled. New it
has three thousand live hundred iifty-one pupils, with
classes in stenography, typing, bookkeeping, oiiice
practice, filing, machine calculating, business prac-
tice, salesmanship, and business organization.
In Oflice Practice classes, the pupils receive ac-
tual office training, and come to knovv and to be
known by the various department heads. In Office
Practice II the pupil is really a part ot a small, com-
pact otlice-an office carrying on the work of a small
Stenography IIVS, a special group, is made up of
pupils who have made a high record in Stcnography
Every year the department holds a contest in
stenography and typewriting. The tivo best pupils
from each class are chosen to enter. A letter is dic-
tated, the pupils .making the most nearly correct
transcriptions being the winners. The pupils in typ-
ing copy from printed material for a specified length
of time, the length determined by the grade olf typing.
The ones having the highest per cent of speed and
accuracy are the winners.
As early as 1902
the question of a trade school was agitated in
Indianapolis. As a result, on March 27, 1903, the The
Arsenal Grounds were purchased from the govern- .
ment for S15l,0O0. This amount was raised by popu- VOC3,t10Ha,l
lar subscription. The proposed trade school opened
in September, 1903, and offered courses in pharmacy,
decorative painting, lithography, electric Wiring, and,
later, applied sciences. This undertaking did not
prove to be a financial success. The school was,
therefore, gradually discontinued from 1909 to 1912,
and the applied sciences were removed to Winona
Lake. Thus the Winona Institute established the
types of schools for practical education now carried
on in the Vocational department, which is aided
and in part supported by the state and Federal funds
in accordance with the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917.
The vocational schools now include some of the
largest and most fully equipped shops in the state.
Here 1,680 pupils receive the practical training of
their choosing. The courses include four-period vo-
cational and two-period pre-vocational classes, one-
period classes in related subjects, and one period
in mechanical drawing. All vocational pupils are
In the Foundry
required to take mechanical drawing. Then there
are two two-period pre-vocational courses in building
crafts and metal crafts.
The vocational division is subdivided into five
departments: Building Crafts, Metal Crafts, Auto
Shop, Electrical Shop, and Mechanical Drawing.
The Building Crafts department includes six
different shops: carpentry, cement, plumbing, wood
and metal finishing, cabinet-making shops, and the
mill room. Enrolled in this department are four
hundred eighty-six pupils.
The carpentry shop trains pupils in the funda-
mental processes of constructing wood frame build-
ings. Practical experience is provided through the
erection of a small-sized house in their shop room.
Other projects are dog kennels and full-sized play
In the cement shop the pupils are taught how to
mix cement for the desired strengths. Here they
make bird baths, flower stands, and stepping stones.
1 Examples of their handiwork on the campus are side-
walks, cement fountains, and stepping stones.
In the plumbing shop the pupil follows the
i plumbing trade in as practical a way as possible. The 15
first courses present the ,llllllllilllllllljfill details ol'
plumbing and gradually advance to the proper layout
ol' plumhing in the modern house.
The wood and metal finishing shop leac-hes the
pupils to mix and apply paint on new wood and
metal. Pupils are also taught to retinish old furni-
ture Hllfl to use the paint spray.
The inill room pupils turnish the other shops ol'
the department with lumber cut to specified measure-
ments. This involves accurate knowledge on the part
ol' the Workers of hon' to manage the up-to-date mill
Many line specimens ot cahinets and furniture
are made in the c-ahinet shop. Much ol' the otiice fur-
niture, such as hook-cases, eahinets, counters, and
desks which are now in use i11 Tech came from this
department. The more advanced pupils i11 this
course make many custom-built cabinets.
The Metal Trades department is composed ol'
the pattern making shop, l3Olllllll'.V, machine, sheet
metal, and Forge shops.
The pattern shop constructs patterns for differ-
ent articles, such as anvils, gears, machine parts, and
many other useful things.
p Pattern Making Shop
The pupils in the foundry carry out the plans
of the finished patterns. They set the molds, melt
tl1e iron, and pour tl1e melted i1'on into the molds,
tl111s making the article desired. These are mostly
l'upils in tl1e machine shop take tl1e raw castings
made hy the foundry and shape, mill, drill, and other-
wise finish them. Projects of this shop are the mak-
ing of small tools, machine repairs, and general
lll tl1e sheet metal shop classes are taught the
tuiulaniental processes of soldering and making use-
ful articles from tin, galvanized iron, and other
metals. Such things as ti11 cups, cake cutters, tin
boxes, extensions for chimneys, and the like are
The torge shop teaches pupils the art of heating
metals to tl1e proper temperature for shaping, weld-
ing, and heat treating into any form desired. The
products are chains, c-hisels, screw drivers, ice picks,
tire sets, and other practical articles.
The two-year vocational course ill automobile
construction and repair olters an opportunity to
those pupils preparing theniselres for the automobile
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three branches are again subdivided so that in reality
there are six distinct channels leading to six kinds of
work in industry.
There are tln'ee series of courses. The first of
these consists of five-period vocational work and con-
stitutes the abackbonei' of the department. The sec-
ond consists of groups of unit courses, integral parts
of which are used in evening classes and in a few
individual cases in day school. The third series con-
sists of two-period pre-vocational and pre-engineering
courses in electricity.
In general the Work is administered in six-Week
divisions. This is done by equipping rooms for a
given kind of work and rotating classes through these
rooms. Example: A second-semester pupil spends
his time in a basic course which includes six weeks
of elementary testing and measurements, six Weeks
of foundation circuits, and six Weeks on rudimental
operations and practical applications. In succeed-
ing semesters rotation occurs in the same manner, but
through such divisions as light and power wiring,
motor control, machine testing, transformers, alter-
nating current machinery, and others. The advanced
courses include foremanship, junior electrical engi-
neering, radio service, and public address work.
Electrical Appliance Service
The Arsenal and the Quadrangle
mechanicjs trade to do practical mechanical processes
that aim to develop ability in the use of the correct
tools and practices of the trade.
The first three semesters are primarily for the
purpose of learning construction, fundamental op-
erating principles, names of parts, materials used,
methods of servicing various units, clearances, and
tolerances used in the many parts of the various
units and the different types of each unit.
The fourth semester is used to do actual repair
work on cars and to learn to diagnose troubles in all
the various units. ,
After completion of the two-year vocational '
course, the pupil may elect advanced Shop Practice , A
and continue his experience in garage service.
If the pupil's aims are toward aviation, after
completion of the ttvo-year course, he may elect ad-
vanced Shop Practice in Ground Mechanics. This
does not train for flying. lt is primarily a repair
man's course in construction and repair of the air-
plane, its engine, and accessories.
The organization of the Electrical department is
adjusted to give opportunities for study and experi-
ence in the major branches of the electrical field,
namely: construction, service, and engineering. These
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sells from the market house, located at the gardens,
in the spring and on through the summer and fall
all the products they raise to neighborhood customers
and teachers. At the end of the season the vegetables
are sold to the school lunch rooni at cost.
The market house with a salesrooni and a prep-
aration room was built in the spring olf 1926 as a
project of the vocational carpentry shops. All nia-
terials were 'furnished by the Agriculture clepartnient.
Vocational ceinentry, painting, and architectural
drawing helped in their relative positions.
The Agriculture Club meets every Friday morn-
ing in the classroom. Planning their program, the
boys take charge of the business of the club. To give
the boys more impressions of general farm conditions
is the aim ot the organization. r
All farni topics a1'e discussed, and trips are taken
to places of interest: creameries, stock yards, packing
plants, and model and ordinary farms. Practice in
speaking before the other menibers trains the boys
to present their ideas before farm meetings which
they will later attend.
Agriculture Club and Gardens
To instruct pupils
in the rotation of crops, the value of fertilizers,
the activities of bacteria, and the properties of the
soil is the purpose of the course in agriculture.
Classes meet in ltoom 71 in the basement of the Barn.
Studying -dairy Work, horticulture, hog and poultry
raising, the pupils learn how to solve general farni
Hot beds adjacent to the classroom are sown
with the best seeds obtainable. Then the plants are
set in cold frames in the school gardens.
Asters, zinnias, and inarigolds were planted for
the first time this year, while live tulip beds have
been set out. Seedling trees are being planted back
of the gardensg needy shrubs about the campus are
Gardens were the first means of production in
the early days of the class in 1913. Each boy taking
the course had his own plot to'care for and study.
After the World War it was taught as agriculture
and the gardens were used by all for practical pur-
poses and experiments.
As the crops are put out in seasonal succession,
they ripen at different times. 'l'herefore, the class
Class in Cooking '
for every girl to learn the practical arts of foods
and clothing is offered in the Home Economies de-
partment, which began in September, 1912, with
sixty-one pupils enrolled in three sewing classes.
The first Foods class was founded in September,
1914, and was for girls only, but in September, 1930,
a class for boys was begun. With this beginning the
department progressed rapidly until at the present
time there are eleven hundred thirty-five pupils in
Courses offered in this department are: a gen-
eral course in Home Economics for junior high school
girls, courses in Clothing, I to IV, Foods I and II,
Home Economics IS-meals and table service, and
Advanced technical courses are offered in Dress-
making I an-d II, Millinery I and II, and Foods III
and IV fBake Shopj. Boys may take Foods I, II,
III, and IV.
However, many pupils do not wish to major in
Home Economics, but merely desire to take only one
yearts work. To these pupils certain courses in foods
and clothing are offered.
Home Economics Club
Class in Sewing
One of the most interesting divisions of this de-
partment is the Foods classes for boys. They not
only learn to cook delicious food, but they also study
etiquette, table manners, and other phases of being
a courteous, refined young man.
A comparatively new class, begun in September,
1932, is Social Itractice, offered to freshman girls.
A two-semester course, it is the study of good taste
in dress, manners, and conduct.
Vocational Sewing and Millinery classes hold
spring exhibits, displaying dresses, toys, pillows,
scarfs, hats, gloves, lamp shades, fashioned by the
pupils, and renovation problems. Last spring marked
the eighth exhibit of this kind.
A new feature of the Yocationa-ls Sewing exhibit
was the display of suits made by the girls for needy
youngsters. The Needlework Guild supplied the
money with which the material for the suits was pur-
chased, and the girls bought materials and made the
Thus, the Home Economics department teaches,
aids the needy, prepares pupils for business, and
makes better men and women of its members.
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buildings. After spending much time and effort, one
of the boys in Architectural Drafting developed the
finecampus maps offered for sale in the financial
Drafting As most mechanical and architectural advance-
ment in the world today is made first on paper in the
Department I'orn1 of a drawing, and because most products olf any
D shop. are made 01' repaired from a drawing or blue-
print, the universal language of drafting is essential
to a technical education. For this reason, mechanical
drawing is required as an allied subject with most
Several boys from Tech who entered the drafting
field have attained unusual success and have monu-
ments to their efforts in the form of buildings.
The supreme reward for labor in drafting is that
from only a blank sheet of paper and an idea, led
by a little knowledge and technique, grows a real and
substantial monument to that idea in the form of a
Architectural Drafting beautiful house, office building, or machine.
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has twelve rooms and complete equipment to
accommodate two hundred fifty pupils every period.
Instruction in this department covers practically every
phase of drafting, from simple mechanical drawing
and blue-print reading to the designing of homes and
The Machine Drafting and the Architectural
Drafting courses were organized ten years ago. The
latter was evolved from a two-period course called
Building Arts. Both courses were converted into
four-period classes to conform to Federal require-
ments for reimbursement. Offered during the pupil's
senior year, they have proved an advantage to the
career of many drafting students.
Special courses are adapted to the various shop
works chosen by the pupils. The advanced classes in
Architectural Drafting and Machine Drafting, besides
their study of house and machine design, have de-
20 signed many improvements about the campus and Machine Drafting
The state law
requiring two credits
in physical education went
into effect at Tech, Septem-
ber, 1932. Several courses
are offered in which health
is taught. In the hygiene
and home nursing classes,
pupils are taught the proper
treatment for the sick. The
pupils in the home econom-
ics and dressmakiug classes
are instructed as to the cor-
rect selection ol' l'oods and
Physiology e mb o d i e s
the science of correct living,
which implies a knowledge
of the hygienic care as well
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as the physiological functions of the body. Emphasis
is placed upon the correct selection of foods, the
proper amount to eat, and the ways of exercising and
of creating a feeling of health consciousness which is
so vital to man's well-being.
The girls' physical training classes offer an all-
round athletic program to those enrolled. Games of
volley ball, indoor baseball, basketball, and other
sports are regularly conducted. In the spring and
fall hundreds of girls compete in the tennis tour-
A physical efliciency test which includes run-
ning, jumping, tumbling, dancing, an-d all kinds of
acrobatics is given to the girls. Corrective exercises,
which are performed weekly in one class, are of spe-
cial healthful benefit. For distinguished work in
girls, athletics, monograms and A. T. S. buttons are
awarded. Annually the classes have a Play Day when
Girls in Physical Education
the girls compete in basketball throws, hop-step-jump,
soccer kick, relays, high jumping, broad jumping,
and fifty-yard dashes. Ribbons are given as awards
to the three highest in each event.
Every day for forty minutes eight hundred one
boys meet in the boys, physical education classes to
develop their speed, agility, accuracy, strength, and
endurance. They practice the broad jump, the high
jump, and the fifty-yard dash.
Indoor sports consist of volley ball, soccer, bas-
ketball, chinning-the-bar, high jumping, and baskets-
per-minute. Outdoor sports consist of baseball, track,
tennis, and field events, performed on the practice
Special recognition should be given to the First
Aid department which is supervised by a trained nurse
who is registered by the Indiana State Board, and
who has had Public Health experience. Four rooms
make up this division: the dental clinic, a rest room
with cots for girls, a rest room with cots for boys,
and the oflice.
The work of the First Aid department includes
treatment for cuts, burns, bruises, sprains, observa-
tion of skin eruptions and sore throats.
The student assistants are selected from the
Nursing I classes on the basis of scholarship, person-
ality, attendance, and interest shown in the nursing
A medical inspector is sent to the school on Tues-
days and Fridays by the City Board of Health. He
advises, but does not prescribe. He refers the pupil
to the family doctor or clinic for necessary treatment.
Football returned to the city schools after a
thirteen-year absence, the fall of 1920. Tech was
just as enthusiastic then as it is novv, and it showed
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FFOHI left P0 right, the PIRYGYS 0 ff1'0Ht FOWD ness are two ot the qualities taught on the football
Edward Meredith, Wilbur Bohne, F man Danner, . I 1 r V b . I E 91 ' Y 1, I
Carl Nickerson, George Murphy, Bob Warner, John liclc tiat any usimss man ronsic eis necessary .oi
Rabold, Jack Woerner, Byrl Hamilton, John Tearney, suooegg,
Myron Brown, Louis Parnell, Csecond rowj Coach John 7 , ,
Mueller, Assistant Coach Houston Meyer, Kenneth The season s scores for this year s football team
Gasaway, Jack Reidy, Tramer Schreiner Don Staley, , , . fir, -9 W, , , f-. rw , p 4
Joe Edwards, Andy Pagach, Philip Reisler, Theodore mem' lull, SU xumlstlel 7' ledligl' Morton of
Sirk, Athletic Director Fred Gorman, fthird rowj lllclmlondf 03 Tech, 6, MUDCIC, 133 19011, 13, Man'
arles Golden, George Conley, Elmer Bland Herman . . fi . . rp 1 24 I7 If
Decker, Tom Snyder, Bruce James, Bozidar Stoshitch. ual, 0' lech' 197 Cfathedral' 14, ec 1, ' wang Ort,
G, Tech, 6, Washington, 7, and Tech, 13, Short-
W- ridge, 0.
sw? The season's scores for the reserve team were:
Tech, 6, Manual, 0, Tech, O, Cathedral, 195 Tech, 0,
its ardor by winning the city series for 1920. This Sho,-tl-jtlgo, 65 and Toon, 6, Sgutlipgrt, 14,
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Football is one of the few sports that helps to ridge, 13, Tech, 0, Washington, 13.
develop every part of the body. Passing and tack- Golf is a new sport at Tec-h. ln 1930, it was
ling emphasize the importance of thc shoulder and first recognized as a major sport. In the spring, the
arm muscles, while running and kicking stress leg season is initiated by an open school tournament held
movements. Blocking also brings many of the at one ot the municipal courses. Any boy is eligible
muscles into play. to enter this tournament without cost, and the out-
Football is also one ot the best of present-day Standing players are chosen for the team.
mental trainers. On the gridiron the game may be The golf teams play a schedule ot twelve games
won or lost by the good or had judgment ot a player. with other high schools of the state. The season
l+lach player must know his correct position for each is closed late in the spring by the state tournament,
play, and he must be ready to take care of any nn- which, last year, Tech won. The team also won the
usual or unexpected situation. Alertness and ability North Central Conference Golf tournament with a
to diagnose the opponentls points of power and weak- four-man-team total of 655.
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cessful season. .
Each spring Tech is host to racquet wielders
competing in the North Central ,Tennis Conference
which brings together the best of the younger players
in the state. Last spring Tech won the singles and
the doubles in the conference.
Very interesting matches are held with the other
schools of the city, and rivalry runs high. The team
also plays matches with teams out of the city. A
letter is awarded to any boy wl1o has been on the
team three years.
The eight tennis courts, which are available to
any pupil interested in the game, are kept in perfect
playing condition during the tennis season.
Basketball has played an important role in the
sports activities of Tech. Every year nearly five hun-
dred boys report for basketball practice. Out of this
number, one hundred are chosen to fill the positions
on the freshman, reserve, and varsity teams.
Basketball provides excellent exercise and train-
ing. It develops the pupils both mentally and phys-
ically, training the mind and muscles to coordinate.
Tech is a member of the North Central Indiana
Basketball Conference which is an association olf
the strongest teams in the middle and northern por-
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tions of the state. The schedule for the team is made
up with these ten teams and with the other strong
teams from over the state.
One of the primary interests in any sport is to
further bodily development, this Tech's track team
tries to have for its first aim.
An interesting chart, bearing the name of each
track man and marked off in spaces for all forms of
track, such as long and short distance running, vault-
ing, and shot-putting, has been devised. In these
spaces the coach inserts the times or distances a boy
has made and a certain number of points in propor-
tion to the excellence of his attempt. Although this
system is in use throughout the athlete's career, it is
stressed mostly in his freshman and sophomore years
where he runs the whole series of events before re-
peating any one event.
A boy at Tech stays out for track because he
enjoys the members of the team and because he likes
to run. In keeping with this same spirit, no one is
ever cut from the track team, and everyone has an
equal opportunity to run. Because of this system,
Tech's track team always stands high among other
track teams in the state.
Tech's track team this year had a most successful
season. The season's scores were: Tech, 15, Man-
ual, -LO3 Tech, 15, Warren Central, 40, and Tech,
'51, Washington, 34.
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Unit Instructor: Sergeant Chester A. Pruett.
Senior Ofiicers: Cadet Colonel William Feeman
and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel George M. Messmerg
Cadet Majors William Kendrick and William Hume,
battalion commanders, Cadet Captain Robert Hick-
man, personal adjutant to the Cadet Captain, and
Cadet First Lieutenants Wallace Buenting and Lewis
Douglas, adjutants for battalion commanders.
Tech's R. 0. T. C. .
was instituted in September, 1919, the training
at that time being compulsory tor all boys. The unit
consisted of about two thousand cadets, with seven
instructors in charge.
lin 1921, the subject was made elective, and the
enrollment was about sixteen hundred. lt was then
that a Captain was put in command, and four ot
the instructors were relieved. It was also in that
year that the first Annual Inspection was held. Tech
won the red star for the honor unit in the Fifth
Corps Area, a precedent that has not yet been broken.
Each year for twelve consecutive years, a red star has
been attached to the streamer of victory.
In 1930, the present instructor, who was as-
signed to the Tech unit in 1920, was placed in com-
plete charge of the unit with another non-commis-
sioned ofheer assistingg in 1939. the latter retired,
leaving only one instructor at the school.
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The unit has participated in many interesting
events. lt took part in the parade in 1923, given
in honor of the last t'ommanding Officer ot the
A. E. F., Major-General Ryan. in 1927, over four
hundred fifty boys were in charge of traffic and acci-
dent prevention on the East Side, which had been
swept by a tornado. ln 1932, the unit formed a
guard ot honor for its Commander-in-Chief, ex-
President Herbert Hoover.
The R. O. T. C. unit of this semester has con-
sisted ot tive hundred eighty-one boys, with thirty-six
commissioned and one hundred thirty non-comn1is-
ltitle practice is held on the fourth Hoor of the
Main Building, where the Tech Rifle Range is lo-
The uniforms and supplies for all the city units
are issued from the Magazine which is located near
the football field. A former Colonel oi the Army is
In the course of this semester the unit has taken
part in the following events: lt has furnished
guides for the Freshman, Mid-Course, and Senior
Open Houses, and for all football games played at
the Tech field, it has provided most ot the ushers for
the Auditorium exercises and other school activities.
The senior otlicers ot the unit attended a ban-
quet given for them bv the Reserve Officers' Asso-
Armistice Day, the ex-service members of the
faculty presented the school with a. new silk flag.
This may be used by the unit for parade and cere-
mony purposes. The school board presented a new
Hag which was received with military ceremony on
Armistice Day. This Hag is to be raised each day
on the Tech tlagpole by designated lt. O. T. C. boys.
The unit received its twelfth red star for win-
ning the Spring Inspection of 1933.
At the beginning ot the semester the O. D. shirt
and breeehes were replaced by white shirts and long
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Tech has its own
organization olf Gamp Fire Girls and Girl Re-
serves that meet once a week on the campus. The
Camp Fire group, a new organization at Tech, was
formed only a year ago. In its meetings, the girls
do handicraft work and study nature, trying not only
to improve themselves, but to help other girls to be
happy and helpful. The Girl Reserves, organized
for Tech pupils in 15123, has two groups: freshman
and upperclassman. The members strive for three
ideals-the physical, the mental, and the spiritual.
It was for just such group meetings and school
activities as these that the school needed a Student
Center. The school likewise needed adequate offices
for the Dean of Girls. These needs were met in
December, 1932. The rooms which are used as ofiices
for the Dean of Girls-tlie large room as a reception
room and the small one as a private office-are at
the disposal of all groups of the school at all times.
The Dean of Girls has meetings each semester with
different class groups of girls. Special groups are
called in for round-table discussions. The usher staff
hold its meetings here.
The sponsor room system includes one lmndred
thirty-two underclass, one post-graduate, and six
senior rooms. Each room is supervised by a member
of the faculty to whom the pupils report every day
for a period of twenty minutes. Here the roll is
taken, the school bulletin is read, and absences, tar-
dies, transfers, and other details are taken care of.
The pupil stays in the same sponsor room for three
years. On receiving the minimum numloer of twenty-
four credits, including requirements, the pupil is ad-
mitted to one of the six senior sponsor rooms. Here
the same procedure is taken except for the fact that
the six rooms organize as the senior class, each room
elects officers, and the combined thirty otlicers form
what is known as the Senior Council.
The seniors have two plays a year, a Glass Day,
class party, and special assemblies. Included in the
commencement activities are the Sunday vesper serv-
ice and the two graduation exercises when special
The book store is a large, fully equipped room
in the basement of the Arsenal, with three distribu-
tion windows. A faculty member is in charge.
There are the two pupil lunch rooms where live
lunch counters operate during the three lunch peri-
ods, serving thousands every day. Here is offered
at an unusually reasonable price every kind of nour-
ishing food necessary for the development of young
minds and bodies. The faculty has its own lunch
room where the same prices prevail.
The well organized student tratlic system which
takes care of the traffic in the buildings and on the
campus, the evening program each June when voca-
tional certificates arc awarded, Honor Night, held in
June, when all honors won throughout the year in
classroom, extra-curricular activities, and sports are
recognized, and senior scholarships to various col-
leges are awarded, the general, the attendance, and
the tinancial oflices, Auditorium assemblies, and
numerous other activities and groups are all a part
of the life of Tech.
Every year Tech parents are introduced to the
school at a series of Open Houses: freshman, mid-
course, and senior, at which time the pupils acquaint
their parents with their activities, friends, and
Campfire and TTICPC
medals and scholarship awards are given. Student Center 25
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Double String Quartette
Back in 1912,
music made its debut at Tech with a chorus of
twenty members. These young people assembled for
practice in "Splinter lilallv, more connuonly known
to Tech pupils today as the third floor of the Arsenal.
Two years later, the present head of the Music dc-
partment caine to Tec-h to take charge of this work.
'Under her enthusiatie guidance the Music depart-
ment has grown to include approximately Httecn hun-
dred pupils in forty classes.
Tech does not confine itself to the usual ele-
mentary courses in music. lt was the first high school
in Indianapolis to add Harmon y on a credit basis to
its curriculum. In 1915, Music Appreciation was
included in the course. This subject makes it possi-
ble for one to enjoy the real beauty of music in its
various forms, even though he is not an accomplished
musician. Out of Music Appreciation grew the- pop-
ular and instructive Music Memory Contest, intro-
duced into the three high schools by the director of
music in the city schools. .
Another valuable addition to this department has
been its outside music. This provides a Way for
pupils to obtain credit for private lessons outside of
school. Meetings are scheduled at intervals and re-
ports concerning their progress are turned in by the
The Music department likewise abounds in a
wealth of activities, such as the various orchestras,
bands, Double String Quartctte, Girls, Crlee C'lub,
Boys' Glee Club, Tech Choir, Girls, and Boys, Con-
cert Clubs, Madrigal Singers, and a Mixed Chorus.
At present Techls Music department has four
orchestras, ranging from the Beginners' Orchestra
to the Concert Orchestra, with the Junior and the
Senior Orchestras supplementing. The reason for
four organizations is to make it possible better to
distribute the players in order of their abilities to
play and to build up the playing quality of those in
the lower orchestras. The pupils in these groups
have the Concert Orchestra as a goal toward which
to strive. Owing to the large number of pupils wish-
ing to join the Junior and the Senior Orchestras, the
Beginners' Orchestra and the Concert Orchestra
were organized in 1930. The Beginners', Junior,
Senior, and Concert Orchestras offer a half-credit
per semester. The Concert Orchestra always furnishes
the music for the senior plays and for the Tech com-
Another phase ot the instruction in music is the
training afforded pupils in Techis four bands, named
in order of their ranking: Concert, Senior, Junior,
and Beginnersf Tech's first band was organized in
1915. In large part, it Was made up of boys who
were members of the News Newsboys' Band.
The Concert and the Senior Bands are called the
Military Band, its members wearing military uni-
forms which are issued to them each year. The Con-
cert Band is composed of forty-nine capable musi-
cians, Senior Band has an enrolhnent of forty-eight
pupils, Junior Band, sixty players, an-d Beginners'
Band, thirty players. The Concert Band usually
furnishes the entry music at Techts auditoriums. The
hope of some day becoming a member of the Concert
Band causes every pupil to work his hardest in the
No football game would be considered complete
if it were not for the large one-hundred-piece Mili-
tary Band, which is recruited from the Concert and
Senior Bands. This band marches before the games
and during the halves, under the direction of a ca-
Boys' Concert Club
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Girls' Concert Club
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puble clrlllll-lllzljor. The rousing Teeh song is plzlyecl lar school perioil to this work. This 1l111S1CHl grollp
by the hand wllenerer any points are gzlinell by Teell. often pleases the 3SS0HllblKY in A11Lll'lIOl'lll111 by singing
'.l.l.l'lG b3I1Ll 2llSU at llll? close of Iflll g'HH16S. Qyiginal Sgngg tg Sonja Occasion.
Thls Wm' 3 German BM has been Orgamzed' The Boys' Glee fillllll was organizecl in 1915, lil
MUS fmflll HN PWCC ballfl lids Uulelmluefl dllfelenl 1929 the Boys' Concert Club, eonlposecl of il group
Olgalffiatlollsl Ol the Sdlfifil Ellllfmglnlillt Tillliilll' 1 of select voices, was liO1'1IlCC-l, and ill 1932, the Mad-
ie lll' 140116 't K' l llrn 3 e: C610'lJEi 911- - . .
D ll H el 1 U, lil N P lu 1'l,,Q!2ll cllllb, eoniposecl oli three hoys Zlllll three girls,
tertainnient llll' lecll pllplls. 'll11S group IS fre- V , , . . V . , . ' .
, I , A was Fl2ll'JECll. ll11S Clllll Sl11gS old TU11gllSll songs XVll1Cl1
quently 1llX'IlLUll to appear oll 1'Jl'0gl'2U11S alt il0Wl1-t0XVl'1 . . .
,' , zlre ezlllefl nlzlclrlg'zils, Plllll which COllStll'lllGLl a source
organizations, wllere they have 'representecl the school . , . ,,
. . of clellght for tlle ,lU11g'llSll people. llle group always
ill 21 inost clellghtful nlzlnner. . . . , . .
,, V,. , 1, e, slts at Sl tahle wllen It slugs, as do the l',llgllSl1 singers.
lhe Girls' Cllee Club has Grown froni sollle eleven '
U I 1901 tl 'l' l Cl ' ll 'lt tl V'
nieinloers to ill large class ol UIIC l1ll11Ql1'i-Xl severity-nve. H 'O' P It ' H I lou WB ll I Ll 0 le 0100
These pupils, wllen first 01'gE1lllZCil, niet in the girls' llcpmtmcnt'
gylnnasilllll fll'lZCI'SCl100l. O'l't01l'llIQ girls were ollligecl FWF Ylvlllllsfs, two V10ll-Nts: 211111 two Gelllsfs
to can-5' lmlfc,-HS, -for it beczunc lim-k before tlwy Com- COIIIIJUSC the Double Sll'lllg Quartette Wlllvll provides
pletecl their lJI'2ll'llCil11g. Xow lhe girls flevote ll regll- l!11l01'lllllllllCllt lor ellllls :incl societies alll over the city.
1 l 1 l I l I i l
Vocational Music is a course only for students
interested in making music their life-Work. The
classes are usually composed of seniors, but under-
classmen are permitted to include it in their studies.
Members are required to Work off their college en-
trance requirements before taking the subject, as it
necessitates the spending of four periods daily. Sight-
reading, ear-training, harmony, and music apprecia-
tion are required, but a student may choose any
subject in which he is specializing. Included in this
list are band, orchestra, voice, choral Work, directing,
and accompanying. At the end of two years of suc-
cessful Work, the pupil is given a Vocational Music
certificate to signify the satisfaction of Work com-
Sight-reading is a study of musical intervals in
both major and minor modes and all rhythmic pat-
terns and meters. In advanced work, it is the study-
ing and singing of parts without thc aid of any in-
Ear-training is the study of melodies through
hearing them in various meters and rhythms.
Harmony is to music what grammar is to Eng-
lish. No pupil who is seriously studying music can
afford to exclude this from his course of study. It
takes up key formation, chord formation, melody
Writing, and accompanying.
Appreciation is a two-year course. The first year
is spent in the studying of grand operas everyone
should know, and the second year deals With sym-
phony orchestras and the literature that they play.
The voice classes are non-credit classes. Voice
building, breathing, voealization, and song interpre-
tation are taught.
January Magazine Stall' Writing Stall'
Magazine Editor-in-Chief ...,... ,.,,.,........... G ertrude Walsh Staff I Staff II
Layout Editor ...................................., ............. D 61112011 Littell Editor-in-Chief ..........,. lane Bosart George Messmer
Art Editor ..,,..................................... ,......,.......,..........., R ay Poole Associate Editor .......,, L orril Harper Alma Bernhardt
ASSiStaIlt Layout Editor ...,..............,...,. Alfred Henderson School Editor ...,........... Mary J. McGaughey Marjorie Hargon
Assistant Art Editor .,...,,.,..... ...............,, I rvin DuChemin Copy Editor .................. Martha L. Cook Jean McLeay
Layout Advisor ....r.....r.....,...,.,., ..r.......... M iss Frieda Lillis Page s Editor ,.........,.... Martha Hudgins Margaret Oldham
R. O. T. C ..................,... G ustav Klippel Gustav Klippel
Business Sports Editor ............... Warren Confer VVarren Confer
I . Assistant Sports
Business Manager, ........... ...,..,,..,,,. W alter Sinclair Editor ......................... .George Worley George Worley
Circulation Manager ........ ...,........., D aniel Gleich Exchange Editor ........ Alice Hart Bernice Jones
Publicity Manager ,,,,,,,,4,,,,,A,,,4,,,,.,,, ,,,,,,A,,,,,,,, R Obert Mikels Assignment VVritel'...Mildred Brown Grace Noblitt
Printing Manager .,..,..............,..,.........,......,.........,.... James Wade
Typists ....,...,...,......,..,..,..........,.,...........,,.....,..........,,.....,.. Jane Howard,
Miriam Vollmer, Dorothy Thompson Reporters-Staff I-Mary Mae Endsley, Bernard
. Flaherty, Maralyn Julian, Margaret Kendall,
Advlsory Board Alice staufenbell, F 1 0 r dia M 0 nic al, Alice
Organization and Policies ...........................................,.,.,...... Kautsky,
Miss Mabel Goddard, head of English depart-
Directing Sponsor ................,,...... Miss Ella Sengenberger Reportersfstaff. H-'Ruthl Plerpont' Norval Jas-
Business ................................... ....,...,.......... W erner Monninger P913 A1106 Helne, Beatflfle Rlsk, Leola KZWIOIG
Printing ,.....,......,................ .....,.........,.....,. G eorge R. Barrett Helen Karch, Myla Udell, John St. Helens.
Cast of characters
for 66Daddy Long-Legsn:
Ruth Cradick, William Hebert, Ruth Funk, Jay Fix,
Alma Bernhardt, Ruth Brown, Katherine Kerrick, Jean
Gorton, Winifred Hickman, William Gray, Walter
Duane Jones, Bob Kent, Francis Hawkins, Jean Booth.
Mary E. Daniel, Carl Cotterman, Margaret Heagy,
Martha Hudgins, Dolores Ferrer, Marjorie Hargon,
Dorit Graybill, Katherine Auch, Raymond Hardy,
Lillian Hart, and Bernard Flaherty.
Director: Miss Clara Ryan.
"Daddy Long-Legsf' by Jean Webster, was pre-
sented December eighth in the Tech Auditorium by
the A-K division of the senior class. Musical selec-
tions from well-known operas were played by a Tech
ensemble at the opening of the program.
The first play given by a graduating class was
in 1915, when "Mi-dsuinmer Night's Dreamji by
Shakespeare, was presented. Grounds east of the
Arsenal served as a stage, and as the cast called for
more characters than there were seniors, the remain-
ing roles were taken by undergraduates.
The Murat, Keithis, and the Masonic Temple
have had Tech seniors before their footlights.
Hilarious comedy, an elusive oriental mystery,
a fast-moving railway drama, beautifully costumed
pageants, and light romances have all seen their day
as Tech productions.
Today Tech boasts of a large auditorium of great
seating capacity and highly cfhcient stage equipment.
The stage is one of the largest and best equipped of
its kind. The extensive lighting equipment for the
entire auditorium is operated from one switchboard
and every type of lighting effect can be obtained.
lilvery possible device necessary in stagecraft activities
is either at hand or can be contrived there. Thirty-
five members are in the Stagecraft class, their duties
ranging from designing and constructing settings
and properties to shifting scenery and operating the
play of lights.
In the production of a senior play, many de-
partments combine that the finished performance
may be a success. One of the major problems in-
volved is that of costuming, capably handled by a
group maintained for that pur-
pose. The Uostuming depart-
ment makes a careful study of
each play or pageant to be pre-
sented by a Tech group in or-
der that the costumes will be
authentic for the period repre-
sented. Not only does the
group design the special char-
acter costumes, but it also
fashions them, members of the Home Economics de-
Hand in hand with the intricacies of costuming
come that of make-up. Even as costuming is studied
so as to iit the type of characters, so must make-up
be studied. The Make-Up staff studies the characters
weeks in advance and practices types of make-up pre-
vious to final duties on the night of the performance.
Advertising is done by placing posters and in-
teresting projects pertaining to the play on the
campus, issuing daily bulletins to roll rooms, by hold-
ing an assembly, and in various other ways. To ad-
vertising classes belong much of the credit for se-
curing the large audiences present at the senior plays.
They advertise each production in such an enthu-
siastic and convincing manner that it is a settled
question that everyone wishes to attend. Newspaper
publicity is handled by the publicity writing group.
Tickets and programs for the plays are designed
in a Printing Design class and printed in the school
print shop. The sale of tickets is handled by the six
senior class treasurers with a faculty member in
Tech has a state-wide reputation for the eXcel-
lcnce of its Music department, and the senior play
takes full advantage of the fact. The musical selec-
tions rendered introductory to the play rival the pei'-
All in all Tech has a complete stage company.
The smallest detail is capably handled with seven
departments cooperating in making a production a
Il Ill-I I -u -inn in
Although Teehis size, its scope of opportunity,
and its methods of teaching have changed, certain
things at Tech remain the same. The iiag is still
raised at sunrise and lowered at sunset just as it was
in the old days when the grounds were used as a
United States Arsenal. The old Arsenal clock still
ticks away the hours. The trees still wave in beauty
above the green grass, and birds sing from the tree-
tops. Wild iiowers still bloom on the campus. And
the wonderful spirit of Tech-that spirit of loyalty,
industry, cooperation, good fellowship, and joy in
6GThe true purpose
of education is to cherish
and unfold the seed of immor-
tality already sown within us:
to develop, to their fullest eX-
tent, the capacities of every
kind with which the God who
made us has endowed usf'
Gertrude Walsh -M. J ameson.
Today more than ever before we realize the great
importance of an education: to develop the minds
and broaden the views and ideals of the future leaders
and builders of America. Today we are onlookers
preparing for the future. Tomorrow we must strug-
gle to insure to our country that immortality which
was set up by our forefathers.
In order that we may preserve those institutions
so heroically set forth, we, the youth of America,
must possess perceptive tools with which to carry on.
These instruments are our minds. They must be
trained and educated to be used to their best ad-
Whether our task is one of a capable leader or
that of an ordinary laborer, each is in itself of equal
importance. As we cannot do without an ingenious
leader-we cannot do without the man who holds the
seemingly least important job.
An education trains every boy and every girl to
make the most of his or her own capacities, it devel-
ops those innermost feelings which turn out to be
the foundations of worthy labor and ideals.
Tech provides an opportunity for every member
to develop to the utmost the particular aptitude with
which he has been endowed. lt offers courses wherein
each student may put to work his individual urgings.
Thus Tech trains its pupils to use their special facul-
ties for personal betterment and for that of the com-
munity. Its carefully planned system of training
prepares youths for the time when they must do their
part in shouldering the responsibilities of their
Every year its sends out over a thousand eager
boys and girls, trained and prepared to take up their
duties as men and women in the business World or
as students in institutions of higher learning.
We realize our extensive opportunity in receiv-
ing an education from such a school as Tech 5 we
know that every lesson learned is for our own further
progress and for the future welfare of our country.
Since he alone is destitute who possesses no
knowledge, we must take advantage of our opportu-
nity to invest a capital for the future.
The Story of Tech
was written by the pupils in Mrs. Eva Lycan's
English VIIc class and by members of the Arsenal
The authors are the following: English VIIC-
Dorcas Altiere, Lewis Bose, Joe Bruck, Warren Gon-
fer, Mary Mae Endsley, George Gille, Luther Goebel,
Jane Howard, James Kittie, Bobert Kuerst, Robert
Lamme, Bobert Lane, Edward Lechner, Richard
Lutz, Harrison Martin, Jean Meek, Beecher Megin-
nis, Marjorie Metz, Kenneth Midkeff, Richard Nation,
Margaret Boulton, Byron Reed, Charles Rennard,
Loretta Rosenbaum, Rhea Stephens, and Velma Tal-
bert. Cannon staff-Mildred Brown, Martha L.
Gook, Gustav Klippel, Mary Jane McGaughey, George
Messiner, Grace Noblitt, and Buth Pierpont. Pub-
licity Writing-Betty Hancock.
Alfred Henderson Irwin Du Chemin
Denton Littell Ray Poole
Layout and Art Editors
The sergeant in charge of the post exchange
loungcd against the doorpost in the sunlight of the
tropical afternoon. Down the pathway from the di-
rection of the barracks and the village, he watched
the figure of Pedro come hobbling toward him. As
the cripple ascended the steps to the exchange, the
sergeant said, '4Hello, Pedro Kampolan. How are
you this afternoon Pt,
'4Muy bien, graciasj' Pedro replied, preceding
Juan into the store. HI would like a carton of cigar-
ettes. How much is it P"
"One pesetof' Juan tossed the package onto the
counter. "One of the men in here this morning said
that the dog market at Baguio isn't doing so well.
It seems that only a few of the Igorrotes want dogs
Pedro laid a dirty coin on the counter. UI know,
I suppose it is the heat. It is very hot in Manila
now. I was down last week to attend the wedding
of my sister's oldest son. Farewell, I must return
to the village."
Juan watched Pedro 'cKampolan" go slowly
down the steps and hobble up the path. He was not
surprised at the brevity of Pedro's speech, for Pedro
was growing odd, everybody knew. He was not think-
ing of that at all. He was thinking of Pedrois nick-
name. He had been called "Kampolan,' for so long
now that it seemed as if almost everyone had for-
gotten his real name. But the government knew his
real name, because every month Pedro received the
envelope which contained his retired pay. He had
been retired while still a young man because of the
wound which had disabled him for life. Juan was
thinking, too, of how Pedro had been wounded. He
had often heard the story, in detail, from Pedro
It had been a few years after the acquisition of
the Philippine Islands. The Moros were restless
down there on Mindanao, and more Filipino soldiers
had been sent down to keep peace. Pedro had been
sent to one of the posts situated quite a way into the
jungle. 'It so happened that the signal for fire, in
that post, was one 'shot of a gun , and, for attack,
two shots. The patrols were heavy and the soldiers
took every precaution against a surprise attack. Of
rtheiitimuwndr nativeisiordiersi and twenty-five white
officers, not one was a coward.
On the night of the commanding ofiicer's party,
all the officers and the five or six white families were
gay. Nothing had been heard from the Moros lately,
but the usual precautions were being taken. Some
of the soldiers who were not on duty wandered up to
where they could listen to the music that drifted into
the beauty of the tropical night.
It was after taps had been sounded and about
ten-thirty that one of the sentinels gave the fire
alarm. The party stopped instantly, and the women
hurried home to look after the children. If there
was a fire near, the servants would leave their charges
to go to it. Some of the soldiers and an officer
hastened for the buckets in order to get to the fire
to check the condagration before it spread to the other
thatched buildings of the post. The rest of the men
distributed and hid themselves about the post, for
it was a well-known fact that the Moros often set fire
to one en-d of the village or post they were going to
attack, and then attacked at the other end after every-
one had deserted it.
Soon the soldiers heard the dreaded cries of the
savages. The fire-fighters continued their work while
the rest of the men waited tensely before they opened
fire until the enemy should burst from the cover of
the jungle. The women hastily pushed trunks around
the beds and hid the frightened children and servant-
girls in the shelter they had made, and then crawled
under it themselves.
At last the attackers came into the open of the
clearing around the post. At the first volley from
the guns of the defenders most of the leading line
fell. The savages withdrew into the jungle, but the
rain of kampolans and kreisses continued. Firearms
were of very little use against the foe that hid in the
darkness of the trees and underbrush, so the com-
mandant sent out the order to cease firing.
A short time after the first onslaught, the Moros
made a second attempt. Again they were felled, and
retired to the jungle. But Colonel Brown, the com-
mandant, clearly understood that the attacking force
of the savages was larger than the post could resist
for more than a few hours. Therefore he called for
volunteers to go through the enemy to the nearest
post, eight miles away, for help. In spite of the fact
that it meant almost certain death to anyone who
dared to venture outside the clearing, a large number
of men volunteered. Among the ten that the com-
mandant chose from the courageous group that had
crept over to present themselves was Pedro. The
men received their instructions to travel by different
ways so that all could not be captured at once. The
men crawled through the tall grass to their various
starting points: as aaea t txt txtattttaxamtattxtxt
Since Pedro's route to the next post was one of
the most difficult, it would take him longer to reach
his destination, if he lived, than the others, if they
lived. However, luck seemed to be with him that
night, he thought, for he reached the protection of
the trees without having one of those murderous
kreisses come sailing at his head. But that did not
mean that he would reach help in time, or ever reach
it at all, for the hardest part of his journey was di-
rectly before him, the part of his path where he
would be sure to meet the Moros. Once he saw a
warrior come creeping toward him. He snatched his
dagger from his belt, and, because he was quicker
than the other, plunged it into the savage's heart.
Another time Pedro came upon a group of lVIoros
hiding in the underbrush. By some unusual piece
of luck he crept around them without breaking a twig
or rustling the leaves more than did the soft night
Finally Pedro was more than halfway to his
destination. For some time he had not paid much
attention to the fact that he might meet a Moro even
though he had left the sounds of fighting far behind
him. Suddenly, at a turn of the path, he was sur-
prised into an abrupt halt by the sight of a man
blocking his way. Pedro was astonished and some-
what alarmed at a savage's being on his path at the
moment. He had thought that every Moro within
miles would be at the scene of the fight. The savage
hurled his kampolan at the same moment that Pedro
threw his dagger. The dagger found its mark in the
breast of the savage, but because of its weight, the
kampolan struck Pedro's knee. He fell to the ground
Dreams are endless pathways, silver blue,
Leading to enchantment that is always new,
Leading to romance and the magic land of far away
Calling me from the commonplace things of every
Brown skinned natives, trains of caravans,
Toiling slowly, silently, ofer burning desert sands,
Blue hills in the distance, palm trees in the light-
How they hasten eagerly when these come in sight!
Ancient temples gleaming white
And beautiful in the tropic night 5
Quaint buildings, winding crooked streets,
Lovely silks, rare perfumes, Oriental sweets.
I iioat in a tiny fairy boat
Down a path of gold to the moon
Where a golden castle stands alone
To all but me, unseen, unknown.
But an end soon comes to dreams, as I know,
And back I come down my path of dreams
To my cozy chair and the fire's warm glow
Where the lamplight softly beams.
MARY PRATER, English Ivg.
and crawled painfully to the dead body to retrieve
He lay back despairingly on the ground, ready
to give up. He could never reach the post in time,
now, even if his knee didnlt prevent his traveling.
He thought of his family, his young sister and
younger brother, and wondered what would become
of them if he died. His thoughts turned gradually
to the families in the post he had left and to the
horrible fate that would be theirs if no help arrived.
Thinking of them and of his comrades, he determined
that no matter what the cost to himself he would try
his best to reach the post which was now only a few
miles away. If he didn't continue and if the other
men who had started out didn't survive, then it
would be his fault if the people he had left were
massacred. Gritting his teeth, he started out again,
but instead of his former brisk trot, his mode of
progress was a painful crawl. The thorns and twigs
of the path tore hungrily at his arms and legs, as
every once in a while the low branch of a tree or
bush slapped him a stinging blow across the faceq
But still he crawled on.
After what seemed hours to him, he finally
caught a glimpse of the fires of the post that was to
provide help for the one he had left. No suffering
could now cloud his determination to reach the edge
of the clearing, but the question was, Could he make
it? The last few miles of the trail had worn him
down until he was very faint. Each time he moved
his hands to draw himself forward a foot more, an
almost unbearable pain shot through his mutilated
knee. At last he was close enough to call to the sen-
tinel nearest him. A very few seconds later he had
given the name of his post, his own name, his mes-
sage from the commandant, and had fainted from
exhaustion and loss of blood.
It was the surprise attack from the rear that de-
feated the Moros. Many of the savages and soldiers
had been killed, but the post was free from the
menace of massacre for the time being. The women
and children gladly crept from their uncomfortable
positions and stretched their cramped limbs. The
post rejoiced over its rescue, grieved for the dead
soldiers, and gave first aid to the wounded.
In the other post Pedro lay ill for several weeks
with a fever resulting from his wound. Then he
was moved to a hospital in Manila. Because he was
maimed for life, he retired from the service in the
Filipino Scouts, but his retired pay insured his com-
fort for the rest of his life and a dowry for his sister.
Juan sighed for the days when there was some
excitement in a scout's life and turned to wait upon
a customer who had just entered the post exchange.
RUTH RAMEE. English VIIC.
The sky had drawn its two black velvet curtains
together, so that neither stars nor moon could per-
form before their audience, the world. Winds drew
violin bows over the taut limbs of trees in the slow
chorus of an overture. As they played the final
chords, the curtains parted, and a faint gleam of
light illumined the stage as the first actor appeared.
"Hist! ls she here yet ?"
"No, not yet. Come on out, there's no one here."
Another faint star appeared from the wings. 'Cl
don't think she'll come out tonightf'
Even as he spoke a spotlight played on the back
of the stage, and a heavy sigh accompanied the ap-
pearance of the Moon as she slowly, majestically rose.
"Ahh-humm. What are you children doing here P"
as she spied the two stars. "Have you had your
twelve hours' sleep ?7'
'fYes'm,v they chorused, "but we got up early
f'You look a little pale," grumbled the Moon,
who was not in the best of spirits. "Better go wash
Wisely the small stars said nothing of the
Moon's own paleness as they rinsed their faces in the
cold mist of a cloud, but they were aware of the circles
under her eyes.
"She's always following that Sun," muttered
one to the other. "Wish she'd pay a little attention
to us, for a change."
"Sh! Here comes the North Star," warned the
second as that individual glided onto the stage.
"Good evening, my dearf' He spoke to his wife
nervously, with evident surprise at the Moon's early
appearance. "N ice weather we're having, isn't it ?',
"H'm, yes," grumbled she and sat down heavily
on a cloud. A clatter from the right heralded the
approach of the Milky Way, a school of youngster
stars, jostling each other as they frolicked across the
sky. Making their bow to the Moon, they passed on,
leaving her in a somewhat softened mood.
f'Those children are beginning to learn some
manners," she remarked affectionately as she brushed
some star-dust off her dress.
Encouraged by this, the two small stars sidled
up to the Moon and, safely ensconced on her lap,
they amused themsefverby twinkling furiously at
More stars began to creep from their nursery and
run about on the stage playing their favorite game
of tag, hiding in convenient clouds, or hopping up
and down on one foot. The Moon was engaged in a
pensive survey of the earth.
"It's warm tonight, down therej' she mused.
"The Sun was shining hot todayf'
"It's infernally hot up here," the North Star
complained, "and that Sunis heat didn7t do you any
good today. Must you always follow him, my dear?
lt's hard on your health, and he's perfectly able to
take care of himself."
KNO, he isn,t,'7 said the Moon erossly. Too many
times before had she heard that argument.
The two stars stirred restlessly in her lap, so
she plumped them down on a cloud with a short,
'fThere, go run and play with the others," as they
"Really, my dear, I wish you would listen to
me." The North Star looked anxiously at his wife.
But she ignored him. For the rest of the night
there was no mention of the Sun, but as that august
personage began to rise and the stars fled from the
sky, the Moon patiently waited on a cloud.
When the Sun espied her, he bade her a rather
impatient 4'Good morning." A large, aggressive per-
son of florid complexion, he was beginning to tire of
the pressure of his mother's apron strings.
"Good morning, Sonj' the Moon said pleasantly,
then exclaimed in the distressed tone universally used
by mothers, 'fDid you put on your rubbers and
mufHer? You know those clouds are damp V'
Sulkily the Sun showed her that he was cor-
rectly attired. The morning passed slowly while the
Sun amused himself among the clouds, chafing at his
motheris constant admonitions. Finally his patience
was at an end.
Dashing behind the Moon he shone full upon
her back, which, as every child of the Moon knows,
is the worst of sins and almost certain death to her.
She gasped weakly-on earth her shadow cast a
strange darkness 5 human beings everywhere shud-
dered and became afraid at the strange phenomenon.
Fainter and fainter the Moonfs rays grew until
the full significance of his act burst upon the impetu-
ous Sun, and he turned from her back.
For many days the Moon was confined to her
bed, but at last she again appeared in the heavens.
Never after that did she follow her sonis course. The
pale ghost of the Moon that you now see in the day-
time is only her shadow as she paces up and down
behind the sky, waiting for the Sun, ever repentant
of his rash deed, to go to bed.
eff MARY MAE ENDShElQErig'lish Vue.
Two Cups of Tea
A steaming cauldron
With potent witch-like charms to me,
To him a tasty sip
Of Oriental tea.
LEVVIS BosE, English Vue.
Up the great stone steps came a man gazing, as
he walked, at the massive portico of the library. His
eyes wandered the length of the building beholding
the granite pillars, the carved cornices, and the grand
entrance-way. As he neared the great doors, he saw,
mounted on one of the pillars, a large bronze tablet
with the names of Shakespeare, Tennyson, Poe,
Dickens, Hugo, Stevenson, and many others engraved
on the surface. These names carried a meaning to
him. They were a staunch and everlasting symbol
of all those great authors who have gone on before.
They passed from sight as he entered the vesti-
bule. The peaceful silence closed around him and
seemed to uplift him. He felt as if these men were
gazing down on him from the heights. The many
shelves, the myriads of books, the echoing halls, and
the subdued voices in the distance, all filled him with
a strange desire and exultation.
He seated himself in an obscure corner over-
looking a large room, the better to see the people as
they passed to and fro. They came and went, all
seeking either enjoyment, solitude, learning, or in-
formation. He wondered what the world would do
without books. What would life be? What could
fill one's imagination without books? What could
explain the meaning of things? What could bring
down the history of the ages but books? Books were
In a retrospective mood, scenes of his childhood
drifted into his thoughts. He was in a class room,
an English III class it was. Book reports were due
that day, and every child was writing busily. An
elderly teacher was observing the pupils thoughtfully
from her desk. This was where he had first learned
the value of books. The picture faded, and he was
in the school auditorium. Thousands of children
were there, but all was quiet. A man was giving a
talk on books. Two lines of that man's words had
been etched in his memory:
"Books are the medium with which we converse
to gain knowledge, and knowledge is the chief attain-
ment of life." '
That statement had been his guidepost th1'ough-
out his life. He mused. His straying glance fell on
a young man engrossed in a book. He wondered if
books were playing as large a part in that man's life
as they had in his own.
A faint monotonous tick-tock beat its way into
his thoughts. He raised his eyes to the clock and was
astounded. The time had flown, and there was work
to be done.
WILLIAM VVISHART, English nr.
Music, the age-old expression of feeling, is as
popular now as it was at the time Rome was founded.
From religion to entertainment it claims the atten-
tion of the world which used it in its various ways.
Music, with its control over all the emotions and its
power of suggestion, is a joy to many children, and
so it was with me.
Rainy days, evenings, and all odd moments I
was perched on the piano bench with or without my
companion in melody-land, Mother, who played the
accompaniment and was the medium through which
I received these pleasures. That piano bench became
the well-known magic carpet which transported us
to any locality that my childish fancy chose. The
keys of the piano required much the same touch as
Aladdin's lamp and often produced much the same
effect. These means of carrying me into the land of
magic have increased my knowledge and caused me
to acquire a wide range of experience. Why, I have
sat in the same corner, stuck my thumb in the same
pie, and drawn forth the other half of the same plum
that Jack Horner did. I have hunted for Bo Peep's
lost sheep and shouted for them when she became
hoarse. Many mornings I have been bothered on my
way to school by Mary's lamb following me.
Those moments were the happy ones when I
could allow my imagination to run free without being
bothered by grown-up thoughts of common sense and
ideas of how silly it was to have Jack and Jill fall
down a hill. Ideas along with age change every day,
and now I sing about "Forty-Second Streetl' and
take such advice as f'Learn to Croonf' Well, I'll
sing these songs, and I do try to croon. How-
ever, try as I will, I'll never get the same pleasure
out of these songs as I did singing in melody-land
along with old Mother Goose.
ROBERT MORGAN, English vue.
We wish to thank the following teachers and
pupils for their assistance in producing this magazine:
The commercial layout class of Miss Frieda
Lillis for assisting the layout editors 5 Wanda Juniper
for designing the cover, Marian Hawkins for drawing
the frontispiece, and the pupils of Mrs. Roberta W.
Stewart and Mr. Frederick Policy for their art work 3
Mr. Herbert Traub, who took most of the pictures,
Mrs. Eva Lycan and the students in her fourth hour
English VIIC class who, with staff members, wrote
the Story of Tech 5 the judges of the literary contest 3
and the print shop instructors and students for print-
ing the cover.
One thing in my life that I have always shied
away from and detested is scales. You know, the
kind upon which you stand while it registers the num-
ber of pounds of avoirdupois you are carrying around
Ever since I was a child and we went to the base-
ment of the school once a month to be weighed, I
have hated scales. We stepped on the scales while
the teacher shouted out the pounds and three-quarters
to a student who was carefully marking them down.
Oh, how I envied the skinny little girls who were
pounds and pounds underweight and had to take milk
at recess. But I was rosy-checked and overweight.
One rule I have learned to follow since I have
grown older is never to step on scales. Someone
sweetly says, 4'How much do you weigh now, Phyllis ?"
I answer just as sweetly, '4Oh, my, I haven't the
slightest idea! I havenjt been weighed for agesf,
Then the persistent person goes on to say, "You
know I weigh only one hundred three pounds now.
I wonder how much you do weigh."
I sigh heavily and reply, "I'm pretty tall, you
know," hoping desperately that the subject will be
"Let's get weighed sometimef' the tormenter
f'Yes, let's do, sometime," I answer. From that
time on that person is my bitterest enemy.
Then there .is the person who nonchalantly re-
marks, "I believe you are getting a little bit heavier 5
arentt you, Phyllis ?',
And I miserably answer, HI don't know. I guess
I have always liked to go to the circus and look
at the fat lady and then look in the mirror. You
have no idea the satisfaction it gives me.
Then there are the times when the thought
strikes me that perhaps I should go on a diet. In
the middle of a history lesson I begin to plan what I
shall eat. I decide to eat grapefruit and dry toast
every morning for breakfast. QI hate grapefruit and
dry toast.j For lunch I shall eat fruit salad and a
lettuce sandwich on rye bread. And so on and so
forth. With determination in my heart and a picture
ofa sTim'cand'd'as'l1in g 'figure i'n'1iry"ini'nd,ccIc go home to so
dinner. The aroma of a cooking meal greets my
nostrils. I remember my resolution and stay in the
living room to read the story in the paper. I feel
my resistance gradually weakening 3 nevertheless, I
am really going on a diet this time.
So when, at last, I am called into the dining
room, I look hungrily at the table: a white mound of
mashed potatoes, golden brown gravy, sizzling hot
steak. My mouth waters. Still my determination is
not all gone. Mother tells me she has one of my
favorite desserts, peach cobbler with whipped cream.
I begin to feel a little malice toward Mother for pre-
paring such a meal for the first day of my diet. Of
course she doesntt know I'm on a diet, and I wouldn,t
tell her for the world. Ijve been razzed too much for
that. Oh, well, Itll start on my diet in the morn-
ing. It would be better to begin then anyway-a
new day, my new diet. So I eat heartily, for it is the
last meal before starvation. Needless to say I never
go on my diet.
Well, I guess I am doomed for life. But "Hope
springs eternal in the human breastv, and I still have
a mental picture of my distant future self, a slender,
PHYLLIS BERTRAM, English vue.
Up from the Ranks
While the other members of the class talk about
their English ancestors, I want to tell a few things
about my dad. I am proud of my dad for he has
come Mup from the ranksf' l
He was born in 1892 near Seymour, Indiana,
and lived there until he was past the age of eight
years. His family then moved to Louisville, Ken-
tucky, where his father was injured fatally in an acci-
dent on the Ohio Biver bridge. He was educated in
grade school till he was forced to quit and go to
work to take care of the family.
In 1905 they came to this city to live. He was
employed by the Indianapolis Bleaching Company
and worked with that firm for live years. He also
worked at Kingan and Company for four years.
In 1915 he went to college, Hnishing part of his
high school work first. He was especially interested
in the Christian Ministry and studied six years in
Butler University. After fifteen years of the life
of a pastor he has earned a place of honor in the
community and is new minister of Centenary Chris-
tian Church in this city.
I did not write this just to be writing but to
show how a man can rise from the life of a poor man
to earn a place of honor in the community. A noted
speaker once said of General Grant in a public ad-
dress, f'There are threethmgs. thatege tccmakeeemrnn ,
the life of a great citizen: that which his ancestry
gives him, that which his opportunity affords him,
and that which his will develops?
My dad's ancestors did not give him much more
than a desire to succeed in life. He has very largely
made his own opportunities. By the power of his
will, he has been successful and has come "up from
RICHARD GWYN, English ua.
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Tall, gray castles loom in the slcyg H 1 ,
Bluebirds trill as they pass ine by,' I ' Q
J ewel-lilfe flowers nod in the sun b- -1'
While dainty fairies dance and run.
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Then somehow the castles fade IE'-"
Jlnd the flapping bird is a window shade,
The gay young fairies have ceased to roain,
And I arn again in any little home.
MARTHA PRITCHARD, English IVg. A Study ill COIOI'
Cool greens-green of the deep shadowed wood.
To a Painted Love Soft blue-blue of the evening at dusk.
Jlisty lavender-lavender of the wooded flowers.
01,, lady gf my po,-pf,-gif, fgll me ,ww Light yellow-yellow of the sunbeams small.
If at your feet which once trod ornate halls Suddenly a brilliant spotlight shines upon the dancers
Md dfmwd the mlll'u'el at COSHIV balls Transforming each pale silhouette into dancing
Each gentlenza-nly courtier made his bow? f-lamps,
Did yan, my lady of the lim? 41901 Shining green-green of the grass in the snnlights
When dressed impressively in rose brocade Brmmnt blue-Mlm of me aww Skips
M15 iulndqomf fnfn S eau awning pmmma p Vivid verniillion-vermillion of the geraniuin bright.
,ind gossip in a voice discreetly low? H C
Bright yellow of the dazzling sun.
Which, I aslc, is the more beautiful-
For surely you did not, as yon today, The brilliant, vivid, dancing flame,
lll0'7'l'UU7' stand 'ill lllllbd 0,7'b7lStlC p0S0-- 07' thle COQZJ 5-qflhgugflg Of' 00101-ff
llalf parted lips for words you never say
And in your painted hand a painted rose. JEAN MEEK' Enghsh Vue'
I know that once yon saw as now I see-
Oh, lady of my portrait, speale to ine.
DOROTHY M. HOFF, English VIIIC.
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xy, I 9?3 Until he learned ttwas report card day. I I IJ
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And she called it a typographical error!
The lacy Qlazyj dogs jumped over the fence.
A professional alibi-er who had been quite
frequently late in a first hour chemistry class
gave the following reason when reproved for his
"I was working in the basement and the
coal pile fell on me."
Visitors at the Open House were inspect-
Teacher: Please use the word capsizc in
Stude: I wear a cap size iive.
Avery Hamblen should make a great execu-
tive because of his power to make even inani-
mate objects obey him. An example of his
strange ability was given in his English class.
He had no more than uttered the title of Tenny-
son's 4'Break, Break, Breakj' preparatory to
giving his memory work, when a seat near him
ing the equipment in the Aviation Shop,
among which was a consolidated primary train-
ing plane, lent to the shop by the govern-
ment. As one visitor looked at an inspection
plate opening which is merely an opening de-
signed to afford easy access to control cables
where they pass over pulleys in the wing, she
asked, 'fAre those openings 'air-pockets'?7'
It was during the Open House, American
Education Week. Before a Zoology exhibit,
showing collections of insects, stood a mother
with her little son. Eyeing the countless rows
of neatly mounted specimens the child ex-
claimed, "Gee, Mom, 1 didn't know there was
half that many bugs in the whole alphabet
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