Arsenal Technical High School - Arsenal Cannon Yearbook (Indianapolis, IN)
- Class of 1938
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WILD FLOWER GARDEN
To that spirit of service which has developed
within the student body personality, character, and high
ideals during the past twenty-five yearsg to that spirit of
service which will continue as an incentive to those who will
be members of the Arsenal Technical Schools for the coming
years and who will continue to bring distinction and honor
to our school, We dedicate this magazine.
When a person gives of himself by rendering a service
his spirit is increased many fold, for-uthe hand cannot grasp
the Whole of its alms, the heart outstretches its eager palms-.U
So the spirit of service as exemplified in the activities of those
interested in Tech becomes "a thread of all sustaining
beauty" to which we, the editors, show deference in this maga-
zine. Everyday concrete evidence of the spirit of service being
developed within our school is demonstrated by the many
groups and individuals who are constantly giving of their
time and energies to the growth of the school and in so doing,
are being benefited themselves. D
So numerous are these service groups which are in keeping
with the theme of this magazine, for they really embody the
entire school, that they must be represented by only a few of
the activities on the campus.
The cooperative spirit among clubs or clubs and classes
when they prepare programs for each other, or of faculty
members who work with or for groups is well recognized as a
contributing factor that makes Tech the great school that it is
Demegorians speak before schools, clubs, Parent-Teacher
organizations, and church groups, while the debate team enters
regional, sectional, and state debate contests, having brought
special recognition to Tech by winning state finals.
The Music department assists in nearly all functions on
the campus: the Military Band plays for our football games
and for Supreme Day exercises, the Concert Band furnishes
music for all of our assemblies. The Concert Orchestra plays
for Commencement, Vespers, Christmas programs, and for
almost all of the senior activities. The String Ensemble plays
for informal groups both within the school and at outside
functions. The Choir furnishes music for clubs, assemblies,
and programs outside the schoolg and the Madrigal Club sings
frequently before luncheon clubs and other organizations.
It is the Make-up staff that so expertly makes up the charac-
ters for our school programs and often assists outside organi-
zations in their productions.
W Messengers who voluntarily give of their time to deliver
notes and messages for school officials play a large part in
this plan of service, as do the traffic officers who efficiently
regulate the traffic problems of this vast student body.
The ARSENAL CANNON interprets the real Tech to large
numbers of readers, while the publicity staff, Writing for the
city papers, keeps the public informed as to the many worth-
while projects and undertakings of the school.
Individuals, through their own initiative, bring honor to
the school by assisting in classes, acting as ofiice assistants,
assisting in the library, lunchroom, shops, and gyms.
The faculty, office force, and custodians who give of their
time, thought, and energy to the maintenance of the physical,
mental, and social life make up a large part of this service
No person exists who does not influence others by his
personality. Like an individual, a school fConzinued on Page 391
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The six senior sponsors
prepare guidance cards
to help seniors to pre-
pare for the future.
Messengers deliver offi-
cial calls and messages
during school hours for
the main office and the
offices of the dean and
To represent the school
in literary and art con-
tests and to win honors
in these contests is to
bring distinction to the
name of Technical High
ADM IN ISTRATORS
Tech's principal and
meet to discuss the vari-
ous problems of the
school and ways in
which to make it a het-
With a student body of
seven thousand, safety, a
big issue on the campus,
is effectively handled by
student traihc ofhcers.
COMM UNITY SPEAKERS
Public speaking stu-
dents join the army of
speakers in behalf of the
Community Fund in the
various churches of the
The distribution of spe-
cial bulletins to all of
the rooms in the school
requires the services of
a number of Tech's will-
PRINT SHOP IIELPERS
The printing of tickets,
programs, school publi-
cations, and other mat-
teris handled by student
workers in the school
Teclfs pride, its seventy-
six acres and sixteen
buildings, are kept in
good condition by the
large force of eliicient
Agriculture boys supply
the cafeteria with fresh
lettuce, raised in their
Extensive work on post-
ers is done by the com-
mercial art students for
campus campaigns that
are carried on during
the school year.
Layout classes design
layouts for school publi-
cations and programs for
The journalism students
who write school news
for some sixteen neigh-
borhood papers inter-
pret the school to the
SERVING SPECIALIST S
When special dinners
are served in the Home
Economics dining room
it is the girls from cook-
ing classes who prepare
and serve the meals.
Radio Practice students
advertise Tech projects
and provide entertain-
ment from time to time,
during the roll call
'THE LAST PUPPETU
To arouse interest in a
club is of great impor-
tance. Time and again u
class aids a club by pro-
viding good entertain-
First-aid attention is
given to pupils with
minor injuries and ail-
ments by the nurses, as-
sistants in the First Aid
Service in the lunch-
tor in the day's routine.
gain the students show
their willingness to
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An invaluable aid to the
teacher in the large
vlasses is the gym assist-
ants who take the roll
and assist in directing
The numerous duties
that arise in a depart-
mental office are effi-
ciently handled by stu-
Office production stu-
dents render an invalu-
able service to the school
by mimeographing ma-
terial and by serving as
Ever ready to serve their
patrons, student libra-
rians assist their fellow-
studentsin finding books
and reference material.
A division of the senior
activities is the Scholar-
ship committee which
strives to raise the scho'
lastic standard of the
The success of many
Tech projects is due, to
a great extent, to the
ticket salesmen who are
chosen from sponsor
.rooms and advertising
and salesmanship class-
Acting as the executive
body of the senior class
the Student Council
composed of the five of
ficers in each of the sm
senior roll rooms, holds
meetings to discuss prob
lems concerning the
THE TOWER AT
THE MAIN BUILDING
A FAMILIAR WALK
AROUND THE CORNER
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THE RETURN UE LIFE
He was just one of perhaps a half a million
tired, hot people who lived in the world of dust, for the
merciless pale sun shone continuously on the dry earth,
the dry people, the dry souls, and the dry crops, all
BY struggling to live with one hope in
ELIZABETHANN mind-that rain, the life-giving rain,
SOUTH might fall.
ENGLISH VI But rain had not been seen for
weeks, yes, for months, for the sun seemed determined
to fill the whole universe with her drying rays.
He, or shall we call him Juan De Casa, was desper-
ate for, if rain did not fall soon, he would be lost, for
his farm was mortgaged and- his only son was dying
of fever. If the Great One was merciful and rain fell,
soon his crops would grow, he would be able to pay
the mortgage, and he could get a doctor for his dying
son. Even Rosa's smooth olive skin was dry and
parched, her hands were red and roughened, and her
almond shaped nails were torn and broken.
The year before his rancho was prosperous, fiestas
were held regularly, and his wife was fresh and glowing.
He had had many servants and many pesos, and he was
generous to the needy. But all that was different now, for
his crops were eaten by locusts, and his sheep and cows
had died like moths around a fire. He had mortgaged
his lovely rancho to feed his wife and child during the
winter, and all his servants had gone to find another
place where they would be needed.
No more milk could be gotten, for long ago his last
two cows had lain down in the dust heap that served as a
barnyard, and sighed a sigh of thanksgiving that the
Great One had called them from their sufferings. And
now only their whitened bones, dry as tinder, remained
to tell the story of death.
Juan, sitting beside the dry well, denounced the sun
as an enemy, and as he was vowing revenge, the fright-
ened cry of Rosa fell upon his ears. Running to the
adobe house, he went to the bedroom and saw Rosa
bending over the tiny form of his son who was moaning
and tossing in his wooden cradle.
"He must have a doctor soon,', sobbed Rosa wildly,
"or my only son will go to oin his forefathers. I have
prayed to St. Mary, but my boy only gets worse. Oh
please go to the white doctor and bring him to my son. I
fear for him." '
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"He had mortgaged his lovely rancho-'
Hearing Rosais desperate plea, Juan made the deci-
sion that his son would be saved even if his father died
in the attempt. Running quickly to the corral he grabbed
a bridle and went to the barn where he put it on his
beloved horse Night. She was the only living animal
Juan had left, for he kept her in the cool barn and fed
her with the utmost care. Leaping upon Night's back,
he disappeared in a swirl of dust. The dust seemed
to swallow him, for all that could be seen was a large
whirlpool of dust, and all that could be heard was the
thunder of beating hoofs and the occasional word of
courage from Juan to his horse. '
Arriving in town, Juan, still in a cloud of dust,
galloped to the white doctor's office and made his errand
known. When he said he would not be able to pay the
bill for some time, the doctor did not seem to hear for
he had gathered his equipment and disappeared toward
the barn. Appearing again he was riding a large white
horse, and spurring the horse forward, he was soon lost
to sight. Juan returned to his horse, Night. Mounting
him, Juan followed the whirl of dust that seemed to be
blown hither and yon by the wind, but which was really
All at once, Night stopped, threw her head in the air,
and snorted. Juan, looking around to see what fright-
ened the horse, heard the far off rumble of drums-but
wait-it was thunder he heard, and thunder meant rain
-rain! The Great One was merciful after all. But
here Juan checked himself g had the Great One been
merciful-was his son still alive or had the hovering
Angel of Death claimed his soul?
Juan hurried onward and soon reached his rancho.
Seeing the doctor's horse standing in the corral, its sides
lathered and its head hanging, he hurried inside to see
the baby. He was lying quiet in the cradle with a smile
on his face, and the doctor was bending over Rosa, who
was lying on the bed exhausted and pale. Seeing Juan
enter, the doctor spoke, "Your son will live."
As he uttered these words, a torrent of water fell
upon the parched earth, giving life to the land, the
people, the souls, and the crops. And the Queen of Heat
had hidden her radiant face in defeat.
Oh yes, the Great One was merciful, and crossing
himself, Juan fell on his knees and gave thanks.
THE MYSTERY UE
THE MUSIC PIUUM
A black sky was covered with huge patches of
light clouds through which, at intervals, a full moon
peered down on an old Ford chugging down a deserted
country road. Inside the car a youth unskillfully steered
into all the ruts. A young girl sat beside him, yawning
occasionally and bouncing off the seat often.
"Phil," she murmured sleepily, "I bet Uncle Frank
will be surprised to see us. Why, he hasn,t seen us since
Mother and Daddyf' she choked, "since the accidentf,
Her brother said nothing for a moment. Then,
"Nope," he replied, "and we haven't been to his house
since Marianne died. That was about fifteen years ago,
for you were just twof'
"Marianne must have been very beautiful," mused
the girl. "Uncle Frank must have loved her very much."
"He did." The boy7s voice was low with feeling. "I
was only four, but I still remember the look on his face
when he found she had run away with another man.
They had been married only a year, you know. She
came back to him later, but she was ill and died very
"I wouldn't want to live by myself in that big house
where she diedlv
'4Why, Linda? I guess he feels nearer to her there.
Her grave is just over the hill."
'4That,s ust it! But Heavens, what spooky conver-
sation! Let's talk of something else. Phil-," she
maneuvered her left arm until the momentary moon-
glow rested on her watch. "Phil, do you think we'd
better go on tonight? Itis almost nine oiclock. He
doesnit know we're coming. He may be in bed. Couldn't
we stop at the next little town for the night and go on in
6'We'd be there now if it hadn't been for that flat
tire,'l Phil muttered. 'alt can7t be much farther. We
might as well go on now."
The roadway unrolled before them, tortuous and
narrow. Each sank deep in thought.
Orphaned by an automobile crash fourteen years
before, Linda and Phil Jamison lived with their father's
maiden sister, Nelle, in Creighton. In June, N elle ,I ami-
son started on a trip, and a week later sent Linda and
Phil word that she was extending the trip, so they would
have to close the town house and stay at a hotel until
she returned. The same afternoon Linda found a box of
old letters. One was addressed to her mother and
signed by her mother's only brother, Frank Jeffries. On
the back was the address of the old ,lelfries homestead
far out on Clairmonte Road. Phil had gaily accepted
Lindaas suggestion that they visit Uncle Frank, so they
had packed their bags and hopped into the Ford. There
was no doubt in their young minds as to their welcome
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"-a tall handsome young man opened it-dressed immaculately
in the style of about fifteen years before?
although they had sent no word, and silent Aunt Nelle
had never mentioned her sister-in-law's family.
Linda was roused from her revery by the beauty
of the scene spread before her. Before them a hill sloped
steeply down to a stream, silvered in the moonlight. At
one side, etched in silvery-gray against the sky, stood a
dilapidated building, its broken-out windows a blur of
deeper black. Across the brook the ground gently
slanted up again. There, to the right of the road, the
sunken tombstones of an ancient cemetery showed misty
gray. Beyond them a tiny church stood, decayed and
falling into ruin. All that moved except the car was its
shadow that tagged so insistently after them.
"How beautiful," Linda thought aloud.
'6We're almost there," sang out Phil. "Marianne
must be buried in that cemetery, and Uncle Frank must
live just over the hill."
As the car splashed through the shallow water, the
moon went behind a cloud and stifling darkness closed
in, leaving only the gleam of the headlights. When they
started up the hill the moon reappeared, .showing again
the weird scene. It was a land of the forgotten, wherein
no thing lived or moved except themselves! Or was it!
Even as they watched, a grayish object slowly disen-
gaged itself from one tombstone and seemed to flit
quickly into the denser gloom beyond the church. Linda
clutched Phil's arm. He pressed the accelerator, and
the rattling old car darted forward.
'fGuess Pm seeing things!" Linda gulped.
".Iitters!" Phil glanced uneasily behind him.
Five minutes later they stopped in front of a large
house. Striking a match, Phil looked at a rotting
"K and I-e-f are all I can make out," he called, "but
l'm sure this is the place."
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In the yard grew two gnarled giant willow trees,
festooned with parasitic Spanish moss which hung in
long ghostly strands like a maidenfs Hoating tresses.
The moon disappeared and returned no more. The wind
arose and the willow moaned. Two windows of the big
house were illuminated by a feeble, flickering candle
glow. Linda and Phil tumbled out of the car, and
gripping their bags, they started up the grass-grown
walk. Boards creaked as they stepped upon the porch.
A sudden gust of wind tossed a string of moss into
Linda's face. She shuddered.
A full ten minutes they pounded on the door before
it was answered. Finally a tall, handsome young man
opened it. He was dressed immaculately in the style of
about fifteen years before. Startled at the youthful man
before him, Phil stuttered, HUh-is uh-is this where
Frank Jeffries lives?',
HI am J effriesf, returned the man evenly.
"Uncle Frank! It's me, Phil! Phil and Linda!
Don,t you know us?"
'4Why, so it is. Do come in, children. Little Phil
and Linda. Iave not seen you for so long!,'
"It,s so strangef' thought Linda as he ushered them
into the living room. HI expected him to be so much
older. And what a queer Welcome! He isn't in the least
Interrupting her train of thought, her uncle said, "I
had just returned from a walk across the hill. Now I
suppose you're tired, so I'll prepare your rooms."
The ancient stairs scarcely creaked beneath his
weight. He walked with an easy, swingy grace-seemed
almost to float along.
Linda and Phil looked about the room in which
they sat. It was furnished comfortably enough al-
though it was quite old-fashioned, and the room was lit
by candles. Looking through the doorway and across
the reception hall, they saw a tightly closed door.
"The music roomf' whispered Phil, "where Mari-
anne spent most of her time. I guess he keeps it closed
off and never goes into it."
"The whole house smells musty and unused, doesn't
it?,' returned Linda.
Almost at once their uncle returned and escorted
them to their rooms on the second floor. Under their
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nes of an ancient cemetery showed misty gray?
combined weights the stair steps groaned loudly. The
candle he carried cast eerie shadows on Frank Jeffries'
face. Linda,s room was directly across the hall from
Philfs. Each room was scantily filled with odd old
furniture. Each was lit by several candles.
Linda retired at once. She was weary and sleepy.
She heard Phil,s bed squeak and his long contented
sigh as he lay down, then all was still. A long time Linda
drowsily tossed and turned, unable to fall asleep. She
lit a candle and looked at her watch when she first
heard the strange noise. It was twenty minutes to one.
She strained her ears to listen. Again she heard it,
stronger this time! Low and clear, someone was playing
a piano downstairs!
"At this time of night!" thought the girl, angrily.
Almost immediately a new note was added, a
womanis voice, pure, sweet, contralto -humming!
Linda felt as if icy fingers clutched her throat! Realiza-
tion struck her. '4There's no woman here except me!',
Outside the rising wind screeched and wailed.
Somewhere a dog howled once, twice, and was still.
The song seemed to express utmost sorrow. It rose to
shrill despair and fell to low sobbing lamentation-
now louder with wild grief-now softer with subdued
mourning-now questioning-now pleading!
Unable to lie there another moment, Linda arose
and slipped into her robe. Opening the door, she
stealthily padded down the hall and descended the
creaking stair. In the reception hall she paused at the
music room door. Clear and lovely the liquid notes
poured melodiously from that room. Fascinated, her
heart pounding madly and her hands trembling, she
reached for the knob, fearful of what she would see.
The door squeaked harshly as she pushed it back,
and a cool, dusty draft nearly choked her. Dimly out-
lined against long French windows stood a grand piano.
Seated there was a most exquisitely lovely girl, begging,
imploring with her glorious voice and wordless song to
Frank Jeffries who stood grimly near! A window was
open and heavy draperies swayed gently, but the glow
cast by a great many candles about the room was steady,
even, and did not flicker.
Then a dust particle caught in Linda's throat, and
she coughed. Instantly, with a wild screech, a great
wind blew through the window and suddenly the room
was in darkness! The door crashed against the startled
girl's face, and she uttered a shrill, piercing scream.
Faintly she heard Phil clatter down the stairs.
"Linda,', he cried, "what are you doing down here!
You're white as a ghost! Do get back to bedf'
As he helped her back upstairs, she told him what
"Nonsense," he laughed. "You were dreaming. I
hope you haven't awakened Uncle Frank."
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RUN -AWAY HEIRESS
fBASED ON A NEWSPAPER srorzrj
Frank Howe Terril was pacing the Hoor. Left
to right-right to left-he had paced floors for years
in every sort of situation. He knew the ropes. He paced
when his breakfast was late, when his valet did not run
up the stairs four at a time, and when his daughter
Nancy did not carry out his exacting whimsies. His
present pacing concerned Nancy.
Drat it! Why must she act this way? Wasn't it
enough that he had to be both father and mother to
her? She was old enough now to have a little sense.
This wasn't the first time she had gone away like this.
Oh, of course, the other times didn't really matter. His
private detectives had been too quick. She should realize
how he felt about it. She was going to inherit the Terril
estate some day. But this was different. He somehow
felt that this was serious. She was gone and would not
return. He felt sick.
Then there was that Frederic person. He had been
loitering around the place for some time now. The
study window on the second floor offered an excellent
View of the yard below. Oh, he had seen them. Fred-
eric would cross the field to the west and hide on the far
side of the hedge. Nancy would come out in an amaz-
ingly short time and busy herself with watering the
fiowers. Of course, it was pure accident that her
watering tasks took her nearer and nearer the hedge
behind which Frederic, or Freddie as she called him,
was hiding. If he were not near-sighted, he would have
been certain that a hurried kiss was exchanged. But he
preferred not to accept the horrifying testimony which
his eyes offered. Then they would pass, hand in hand,
from his vision, and he would go to his chair and fret
Ever since Freddie had unexpectedly glanced up
and caught him looking at them, he had imagined all
sorts of things, Freddie pleading with Nancy, asking
her to let him take her away. What did Freddie call
him? 4'Old Hawk-Eye," probably.
As soon as he had discovered that Nancy was not
on the grounds, the three Terril cars had been dis-
patched on a now customary errand. Nancy was always
running off like this. First it was with Harold, then
with Vance, then Berkwell, then Tom, and now Freddie.
His detectives had always intercepted them. Reverend
Lane's wasn't far. Nancy had always been very, very
certain that white-haired Reverend Lane would marry
her. His traditional summer wedding gift was a tall,
refreshing glass of lemonade, and he always kept
pitchers of it on hand.
Frank Terril went to the window. One of the cars
was entering the drive. He could not tell if it held
Nancy and Freddie. What if the driver had been too
late? But he must not think of it.
He could hear someone entering the house. Whether
it was one person or more, he couldn't tell. A polite
knock at the door, then Nancy and Freddie entered.
Nancy was crying softly, and Freddie was manfully
trying to hold back the tears. He attempted to speak to
Nancyis father, but no sound came. He had prepared
a little speech as they sped back in the car. He was
going to tell '4Old Hawk-Eye" that he had no right to
interfere with Nancy's happiness. He was going to be
bold and ride the proverbial white horse to slay his
love's enemies. But his dry tongue and rebellious lips
would not form the words.
Franklin Howe Terril was a benevolent man. Thus it
was that in a few moments the difficulty was smoothed
over. Nancy, age five, and Freddie, age six, had
promised never again to go so far for a glass of
The train despatcher at the Rochester, New
York, depot stepped out on the runway apron of the
station platform and glanced westward. The first sec-
tion of the eastbound Twentieth Century Limited was
due at 1:10 A. M. It was then nearly BY
1:09. He could not hear her yet, but ROBERT BURFORD
he knew the tiny dot of light far down ENGLISH Vue
the track to be the headlight of the Century. As the
train advanced through the night, the spot grew stead-
ily larger, and suddenly the railroader became con-
scious of the roaring of the huge locomotive as she
climbed a slight grade. The twin ribbons of steel began
reflecting the beams of amber colored light that was
then flooding the station platform, as a spotlight floods
with light the stage of a theatre.
Then the track began to groan under the steady
beat of the swiftly approaching locomotive's mighty
seventy-nine-inch drivers. As the great engine came
nearer, the ground trembled. Down the heavy rails
came the huge Hudson-type loco leaving the miles
stretching out behind her and her precious load of
Pullmans through Buffalo, Erie, Cleveland, Toledo,
South Bend, and the La Salle Street Station in Chicago
where she started. Since leaving Chicago at 3:30 P. M.
the twelve Pullmans had rolled over six hundred sixteen
miles of track.
Accompanied by a deafening roar the long, heavy
train bore down on the despatcher like a projectile out
of the night. Every second brought the rushing levia-
than of the rails ninety feet nearer until the wide con-
crete runway apron suddenly spread out on her left as
the train entered the station at Rochester. He instinc-
tively retreated closer to the office door as the massive
throbbing locomotive thundered past. He waved a
hasty greeting to the lanky fireman leaning out of the
cab window up above. In a split second the despatcher
caught a blurred view of the Icgntinued on Page 391
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LAWNXMU ER A DI
Dad had only mentioned, that fatal morning
at breakfast, that it was time to plant the dahlias and
that the grass was growing very well in the front yard,
BY when mother exploded the bombshell
JOHN THOMAS -a remark which I thought very un-
ENGLISH Va necessary at the time.
"Oh yes," she said, "the grass is growing very well
since we put those 'Please' signs up in the front yard,
almost too well, and, John, if you have nothing in
particular in mind for this morning, I thought-"
She needn't have gone any farther for I knew ex-
actly the little scheme that all too quickly was forming
in her mind.
So I hastily replied, 6'Oh-er-oh yes! I do have
something planned, though. You see, ,lim and I are-
are going on a-a hike, pretty soon now, in fact, right
away!" I had hastily folded my napkin and had found
that the nearest exit was the back door. I rose, swal-
lowed a large piece of toast with tearful results, and
said, with all the sincerity I could muster, "I think I
hear Jim calling for me now!7' This, of course, was not
true as Jim had never been known to be the type that
called for anyone. He had the most courteous habit of
knocking-an act I could never quite perfect. HI think
'flust a moment!', said my father, looking all of his
six feet two inches he was in his stocking feet. "You'll
listen to your mother before you go parading down the
street to ,lim's. Whatever she wants done, you do it,
and listen to what she has to say."
As if I could do anything else, I thought to myself
with quite a noticeable sigh of defeat. Feeling, all in
all, like a caged bird, I slowly raised my apparently
heavy eyelids toward by mother's face which in every
way looked the defiance I felt. I heard her remark fin
what she imagined to be her most pleasant wayl, "Go
work off some of your vim and vigor, dear, and resist
the call of the wild for the lawn mower this morning?
Down the back walk I went-my destination, the
garage and the lawn mower. I believe at the time, I'm
sorry to say, that I even tried to kick Mrs. Collins' pet
cat, Marlene, as she sunned herself on the cement in
front of me. I would have succeeded, too, had not Mrs.
Collins, fearing the worst, called her little darling home.
One last glimmer of hope sailed through my brain.
Perhaps the lawn mower was lost. Maybe I had left it
out in the Browns' back yard last fall and had never
gone after it. If that were so, then of course neither I,
nor any one else, could mow the lawn for at least a
week or so. However, if I had had any such thoughts of
losing our lawn mower they were immediately drowned
by the opening of the garage door and the finding of
not only our lawn mower, alone, but that of the Browns'
also, sitting peacefully side by side in the corner,
seemingly to gloat at me in the most mocking manner
as if to say, 'gI'Iave you ever been fooled?',
Taking a deep breath, closing my eyes, using my
best will power, I grasped the "thing" by the neck,
pulled it forward and out of the door, and began to
cut the quiet, unsuspecting poor little blades of grass,
beginning, as it was, a new summer.
I had just purchased a new hat. How proud I
was of my new possession! Immediately upon its
arrival, I took it to my room to try it on. It looked
very beautiful, I thought, with its attractive streamer
down the back. Oh, how wonderful to possess a new
With a very broad grin I tried it on. My, but it was
becoming! It added such a grown-up air to my ap-
pearance. Wasnit it funny what a mere hat could do?
With my head held high, I paraded with much
dignity down stairs where the rest of the family had
gathered. I felt that they couldn't help but be im-
Glancing up from the book he was reading, my
brother, Paul, exclaimed, "Huh, whereid you get that?
What is it, a hat?"
This drew the attention of the other members of
the family, who hastened to express their opinions
concerning my new head gear.
'f0f course it's a hat, the very latest Paris creation!',
I sputtered. 4'What does it look like?"
That is where I made my mistake. It was just like
touching a match to a haystack.
"That's what I'd like to know," remarked Virginia.
4'What does it look like?,'
I glared at her. This only seemed to delight the
family circle more.
'cDon't you thee, Thinneyf, lisped Ruth Ellen,
uthe's mathquerading ath a baby for Halloween. Thee
the ribbonth down her back."
"Why, Ruthie, anyone can see that isn't a Hallo-
ween costume," broke in big brother Robert. I began
to think I had found a friend among this band of art-
less children, but not for long. uAnyone with any
sense," he continued, "could see that she was wearing
it to scare the rats and mice awayf,
"Well, if it scares them as much as it does me, we'll
soon be rid of them," remarked John. "I thought at
first she was Dracula's daughterf'
"Dracula,s daughter, hali' exclaimed Elizabeth.
'LShe looks more like the bride of Frankenstein?
By this time I was furious. I turned around and
rushed back to my room. Again I looked at myself in
the mirror. My, but that old hat looked terrible! Why
had I let those heartless people spoil my new purchase
1. Sunset-Timegby Harold Whitaker
2. The High ,lump-by Ralph Williams
3. Caught in the Act-by Don Bell
Before the Bell Rings-by
Noon Hour-by Don Mason
The Main Steps-by Warren Mills
AUTUMN S 0 FAB MARGARET BUTLER
'Neath the blue of autumn sky
How the leaves around me fly,
Yellow, orange, brown, and red
Cover all my flower bed.
Sunshine on this glorious scene
Fills my heart with joy sereneg
Mirrors such a wealth of gold
As no fairy tale has told.
GRACE M. CURRY
Dusk is falling,
A soft, misty dusk,
As I sit at my open window.
From somewhere in the hazy distance
An enchanting melody
Comes to me,
On the wings of the night-
A clear, haunting melody
That speaks gently of the past
And is full of promise
For the future.
And, lo, the song is ended!
Yet the sweet strains of the music
In the silent dusk,
Upon my soul.
Like soft and fluffy feathers
The tiny snowflakes fall
.lust to land upon the ground
And on my garden wall.
I love to watch their beauty
As they float down from the sky
And wish that I were one of them
Who come from way up high.
How many people have they seen
With cold and aching feet?
How many children have they cheered
As they tumbled to the street?
But tiny snowflakes do not tell
The things they've seen and doneg
They just lie still upon the ground
Till they're melted by the sun.
Moving swiftly through the blue
Of skies, the moon-a disk of silvern hue-
Passes coldly through the clouds and starsg
Above the earth, so far! so far!
The darkened clouds infringed with white,
Are lightened with the silvery light.
A moonlit path falls on the stars
In the heavens, so far! so far!
The stars are dimmed, as if some hand
Had passed o'er all, so that the land
Might see the brilliance without mar,
0'er all the earth, so far! so far!
It seems to me the autumn moon
Is much too lovely to leave so soon.
Yet beauties passed, the lovelier are,
Richer in memory, by far! by far!
TU ELIZABETH GLQSLQIMEEEN
Here's spring again
And walking, thoughtlessly I reach
To grasp your hand as once I did
When you sought mine.
The sky is blue and twinkling as your eyes,
And the little green hill ahead
Laughs and challenges a raceg
But no one yet has beat the wind.
Here, the pebble we once turned together in
Charmed by the trace of a tiny fern on its
Here, the boulder where we rested gay and panting
At the end of a foolish sprint. I
Here, the tree that knows the plans and hopes
Of two young lives.
And here-and here-and here
ls your whispering joyous spirit that cannot leave.
I think you might even answer
If I tossed my head and spoke to the earth
ANTI U UBS DAYEREIQHYER
Crystal transparency of glass,
Yellow gold of shining brass,
Soothing green of polished jade,
All upon the table laid.
Antiques all! What can we say
Of their matchless worth today?
Initiative, sociability, and a more thorough
comprehension of chosen subjects are a few of the attributes
that pupils develop when they participate in the numerous
extra-curricular activities on the campus.
The Library Club dis-
cusses books, authors,
and library problems at
Members of the Make-
up staff have charge of
all make-up for the class
plays, club activities,
and auditorium pro-
grams, making such per-
To create a broader in-
terest in mathematics
and to become acquaint-
ed with the significance
of mathematics in the
business and social
World are two of the
purposes of the XYZ
In order to promote soci-
ability among the Latin
students and to enrich
the knowledge of the
subject of Latin, this
club was organized. .
The several objectives
of the Drama Club are to
study history of the the-
ater and the art of play
production, and to pre-
sent dramatic entertain-
MODES ET MANTEAUX
Pupils who are interest-
ed in dress designing
and the modern trends of
fashion find that this or-
SOCIAL SCIENCE CLUB
To enrich the social sci-
ence course, to broaden
the contacts with social
problems which pupils
have, and to develop
leadership are the pur-
poses of this club.
This organization desires
to promote the interest
in physics and to study
The aims of the Sports-
man Club are to teach
pupils to improve their,
technique in outudoor
sports, to cooperate with
the State Program of
Conservation, and to
teach constructive use
of leisure time.
The several purposes of
this club are to promote
high physical and scho-
lastic efficiency, to foster
a spirit of loyalty to the
school, and to exalt its
standards and traditions
on all occasions.
To further interest in
chemistry by discussions
and programs conducted
by members and by lec-
tures given by speakers
from the industries is
the purpose of this club.
Messengers and traitic
officers who help with
minor details, saving the
time ofthe faculty. have
formed this club to pro-
mote social contacts
among the students.
The plan of this club is
to acquaint members'
with the history, music,
-and language of the
ln order to have more
speaking experience be-
fore larger audiences the
Demegorians speak he-
fore church groups and
other selected audiences,
while the debaters enter
state debate contests.
This club aspires to co-
operate in all school en-
terprises, to advance the
ideals of the department,
to promote the social life
of the pupils, and to ap-
preciate high standards
of home life in young
Although its original
purpose was to study
Shakespeare, the Strat-
ford Club has broad-
ened its field to study
other topics of a literary
Ily perfect ing their work-
manship so as to place
in contests sewing slu-
deuts raise the standards
of their classes.
M AK E-UI'-STAFF PARTY
Putting to use their
knowledge of stage
through class work, the
staff rnernbers at a se-
mester party display'
their ahility in make-up.
LEC ION OFFICERS
This honorary organiza-
tion, established to rec-
ognize pupils who are
outstanding in the attris
hutes of citizenship and
the qualities of personal
worth, engages in such
activities as to broaden
the interest of the stu-
dent body and to aid in
the further development
among the pupils of the
traits which contrilmute
to group achievement.
The advertising classes
hy sponsoring numerous
campaigns help make
student productions suc-
The club members meet
to talk on the various
phases of agriculture in
which they are interest-
ed and to become ac-
quainted with parlia-
The eight members of
the group furnish music
for entertainments with-
in the school as well as
for group gatherings of
Pupils are welcome to
stop in the Student Cen-
ter at any time to play a
game of chess.
This club aims to ac-
quaint pupils with the
history and customs of
Spain and Spanish-
speaking countries and
The Constitution Com-
mittee of the senior class
as the name implies
writes the traditional
C ,fafp IJ
JN M J "
To further among its
members the knowledge
of the language, cus-
toms, and habits of the
French people is the pur-
pose ofthe French Club.
0. T. C. OFFICERS
Having gained the posi-
tion of officer in the
R. O. T. C. unit by dis- ,
playing an apt ability
for Military Training,
the boys assume the re-
sponsibility of directing
units and assisting in
. O. T. C. INSPECTION
The R. O. T. C. boys who
are trained in military
tactics enter into compe-
tition with other schools
each spring at the an-
R. O.T. C. EDITOR
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..Betty June Keske
Martha Lois Addison
Patty Lou Pluess
- Carolyn Baus
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Page 8 Ed ..,............. ,lane Shelley
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Asst. Copy Ed .......... Maxine Johnson
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1 Grace M. Curry, Elizabeth Gorman, Robert H. Jackson, Mary
Edith Kitts, Winifred Lambert, Rose Laurenzana, Sonya Schlee,
Sara Spanagel, Hazel Thompson, Sarah ,lane Wyatt.
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Typists: Mary M. Allen, Marillia Frizzell, Georgia Plummer,
Miss Mabel Goddard, head of English Dept.g Mr. Frederick
Polley, head of Graphic Arts Dept.g Mr. Werner Monninger,
Business Advisor, Miss Ella Sengenberger, Director of Publi-
Principal ..,.,.,,, .,.,,,,.. M r. Hanson H. Anderson
I H TU THAN
Without the assistance and genial cooperation
of various individuals and groups on the campus it
would be almost an impossibility to publish this January
magazine. It, in itself, typifies that spirit of service
within the school which we, the editors, have endeavored
to show in this publication.
Therefore, we wish to recognize and to extend our
appreciation to those who have lent their time and
talents in assisting us in editing this magazine: Miss
Frieda B. Lillis and the members of her layout class for
their capable assistance and advice in the layout, Mr.
Herbert Traub for most of the photographs, the faculty
members who willingly consented to judge the contest
material-Miss Jane Strain, Miss Florence Jones, Mrs.
Jeanne Eastland, Miss Helen Tichenor, Miss Margaret
Burnside, Miss Vance Garner, Miss Zila Robbins, Mrs.
Eva Lycan, Miss Gertrude Insley, the Candid Camera
contest judges-Mr. Traub, Miss R. Anne Smith, Mr.
Robert Craig, Miss Sarah Bard and her two pupils,
Mary Askren and Francis Landrarn, for their wash
drawings on pages 4 and 5, and Mrs. Roberta Stewart
and her advanced commercial art pupils, for the cover
design and sketches on pages 15, I6, I7, and 35.
CU TE T WINNEI3
By sponsoring two contests, the annual Literature
Contest and the Candid Camera Contest, the
editors of this January Magazine not only
secured excellent material for the publica-
tion but also furthered their endeavor to
make it, as always, the students' magazine.
For this reason they feel that it is "alto-
gether fitting and properw to extend their
appreciation to all those students who sub-
mitted material and to congratulate those
who placed in either contest.
In the Poetry,VII to VIII division, Gloria
Maitlen placed first and fourth, Grace M.
Curry, second, and Blaine Flick, third. In
the English V to VI division, Margaret But-
ler placed first and second, Marion Burt,
third, Betty Jane Williams, fourth. In the I
to IV contest, Margaret Miller placed first
and fourth, David Hammer, second, Doro-
thy Newgent, third. E
The Essay, VII to VIII division, boasts
as its winners, Robert Burford, first place,
Scott Dukes, second, Mildred Kimbler,
third, Eleanor Meacham and Ardath Wei-
gler, honorable mention. In English V to
VI, John Thomas, first, Violet Gurvitz, sec-
ond. In English I to IV, Margaret Miller,
first place, Alice Garen, second, Helen Cof-
fey, third. fContin11efl on page 391
JANET BEVER ESTHER WAGCONER
Editor-in-Chief Associate Editor
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Emerging victorious four times, piling up
ninety points to its opponents' seventy-two, tasting de-
feat in three games, and tying in one game is the season's
record for the Tech gridiron battlers.
The team was coached throughout the schedule by
Coach Robert L. Ball, who was aided by his valuable
assistant, Wayne E. Rhodes. Tech scored victories over
Richmond, Muncie, Manual, and that old rival-Shorb
The Technical eleven started its season on top of
Bottom row Kleft to rightj: ,lohn Higginbotham,
Tommy Wfilson, James Wechsler, Charles Howard, Pete
laria, James Weaver, Darrel Thomas, and Robert Teen.
Middle row: Marshall Campbell, Fred Ball, Robert
Marshall, Keith Jones, Don Bostic, N. ,loe Crawford, Joe
Kirsch, Norman Linne, Earl West, Wayne Goodman, and
Top row: Reserve Coach Warren E. Cleveland, Head
Coach Robert L. Rall, ,lack Stoelting, Charles Morse,
Arthur Beldon, Carl Hartlage, John Johnson, Leslie Flick,
C. James Wilson, Harry Adkins, James McCormick, Morris
Mikkelson, Athletic Director Fred R. Gorman, Freshman
Coach Paul Wetzel, and Assistant Varsity Coach Wayne
the ladder by drubbing the Richmond Red Devils, 26
to 0, September twenty-fourth, in a feature game played
on the Tech gridiron. The Green tumbled the complete
height of the ladder, however, in the next game on
October first, receiving a stunning 26fto-0 setback by
Jefferson of Lafayette in a night game played on the
The next contest was staged on the Eastside gridiron
October eighth. The outcome of the tilt enabled the
Techmen to boast a 13-to-7 victory over the Bearcats of
Muncie. Tech piled up two touchdowns in the first
half to take the lead which resulted in victory. Muncie
threatened several times in the last half, but the strong
and decisive Green team held, symbolic of Technical
Manual was the first intra-city team to oppose the
Tech gridmen, October fifteenth. The Green again
marked up a win in the victory column by crushing the
Redskins, 26 to 6. The spelling of defeat for the Red-
skins was the worst in the series since 1923. Two
scintillating long runs featured the annual renewal of
rivalry between the two schools. Norman Williams,
stellar Redskin fullback, took a punt on his own forty
and raced sixty yards for Manual's only touchdown.
As the first quarter was drawing to a close, Tommy
Wilson, Green quarterback, caught an enemy kick on
his own twenty-four, and with the aid of his blocking
teammates, sidestepped several would-be tacklers and
raced the remaining seventy-six yards for a goal. Again
in the first half, Tech thrust with sudden decisiveness
to score another touchdown, this time the pigskin being
carried by 'Harry Adkins. James Weaver penetrated
the enemy wall to score twice in the last half, bringing
the final score to 27 to 6.
Scheduled next on the seasonls card was an intra-
city series contest, this time the battle being waged on
the Tech field with the F ightin' lrish of Cathedral,
October twenty-second. A scoreless tie was the result of
this clash, both teams extending their glory to the
The next tilt, on October twenty-ninth, was one of
importance for Tech as the outcome was to decide
whether Technical or Anderson would hold second
place in the North Central Conference standing. Ander-
son emerged victorious, the Indians twice plunging over
the Green line. The final score was 12 to 0, Tech being
The succeeding game marked a wind for the Wash-
ington Continentals, November fifth. The Continentals
fought for a 21-to-19 victory over the Techmen. Fol-
lowing the first play of this game, Charles Howard,
Tech sophomore halfback, raced eighty yards with the
ball tightly tucked under his arm to cross the goal line.
Washington scored all of its points in the first half, the
Tech aggregation fighting to gain a foothold, but
The last game of the season was a joyous one for
Technical, as the team triumphed over that old rival-
Shortridge. This battle for supremacy of the gridiron
took place in the Butler Bowl on November twelfth
before a crowd of approximately ten thousand enthu-
siasts. Tech crossed the goal line in the second half to
mark up the only touchdown of the game. Tommy
Wilson punted to the Blue Devil ten-yard line, where a
fumble by Shortridge was recovered by Tech.
The Tech forward wall, which played exceedingly
good football throughout the game, opened up a
gaping hole, and Charles Howard rushed through, the
pigskin tucked tightly under his arm.
A 7-to-6 victory over Southport at the Tech
field, October seventh, opened the successful season
experienced by Coach Warren E. Cleveland's reserve
squad. On October fourteenth, Joe Crawford and
Robert Burns led the Green team to a 13-to-O setback for
the Manual Redskins here. Cathedralls lrish next fell
victims to the Tech victory march on October twentieth,
as the B-team, led again by Crawford and Burns,
dropped the Northsiders by a score of 7 to 6, away
At Shortridge on October twenty-eighth, the re-
serves were handed their first defeat, 10 to 7. Washing-
ton fell victim to a scoring spree on November fifth
when it ended on the short end of a 25-to-7 score.
Members of the reserve team were Richard
Bauman, Charles Berling, Robert Boomershine, Frank
Buddenbaum, Robert Burns, J oe S. Crawford, Norman
David, Melvin Jones, Walter Dillehay, Edward Gibbs,
Louis Hilscher, Warren Huffman, Nicholas Huter, Ben
Kerr Jr., Albert McClure, William McGill, ,lack
Mitchell, William Patterson, William Pattison, James
Pein, Charles Richardson, Frank Roberts, Chris
Sarkine, Julio Smith, Robert Smolka, Jack Stoelting,
Frank Walker, and Charles Wilson.
Like the reserve team, the freshman team,
coached by Paul Wetzel and Ray Scott, enjoyed a very
successful season, Winning three games, losing one, and
tying lone. Tech amassed 55 points to its opponents,
18 in the five games played.
At Southport, October seventh, the Cardinals fell
victims to a 21-to-6 drubbing administered by the
Techmen, Houston Meyer Jr. contributing two touch-
doWns,' while Ray Stiff scored the other. October
fourteenth, at Manual, the Redskins ended on the short
end of a 21-to-0 count. October twentieth, the Tech
team suffered its first defeat at the hands of Cathedral
by a score of 12 to 7. Meyer's line plunge in the second
quarter enabled Tech to beat Shortridge, 6 to 0, here,
on October twenty-eighth. Then Washington held Coach
Wetzells team to a scoreless tie in the final game of the
season on November fourth.
This year's frosh team was composed of Francis
Anderson, Charles Avels, Harry Axe, Sherman Barn-
hart, Robert L. Becker, Neal P. Benson, Edward Boyers,
Carl Campbell, Robert C. Collings, Roy Croft, Vernon
Dorsey, Fred Dunkman, Clyde Ennis, Mark Griffin,
William Guidone, David Hannum, Fred Holleman,
Robert Holmes, George Hyde, Thomas Leachman. l
Others on the team were Robert Messerlie, Joe
Maloof, Ellsworth McCleerey, Houston Meyer Jr., Earl
Miller, Donald R. Morris, Earl Otey, John Parks, Ray
Patton, Robert A. Plank, Paul Quillin, Donald Rade-
macher, Charles Ramsey, David Ramsey, Clifton Read,
Robert Sagor, Floyd Scudder, Joseph Sgro, Stanley
Smith, Ray Stiff, Herbert Swinney, James Syers, Her-
bert Turner, and David Watson.
For the fifth time in the last six campaigns
Technical netmen scored a clean sweep in the annual
North Central Conference tennis tournament held at
Lafayette, September eighteenth. Raymond Von
Spreckelsen, in the singles, and the doubles team of
William Moore Jr. and Robert Monger swept through
their conference opponents in straight-net battles.
ln annexing the singles diadem Von Spreckelsen
dropped Brickley of Muncie, 6-2, 6-2, in the final
match. ln quarter and semi-final matches he 'defeated
Rycraft of Jefferson, 10-8, 6-4, and Reed of Frank-
fort, 6-1, 6-3.
The Tech doubles team-Moore and Monger-
captured the doubles title by outclassing Lancaster and
Decker of Jefferson, 6-0, 6-1. Earlier the Green and
White pair stepped Dodson and Gust of Logansport,
6-4, 6-2, and downed Gilpen and Clark of Muncie,
6-4, 6-0, in the semi-finals. b
The N. C. C. tennis tourney was the only fall match
for Coach Robert L. Ball's netmen.
LINKSMEN e .
The Technical linksmen, under the tutelage of
Coach Bayne D. Freeman, continued to reign supreme
over the conference foes, posting a team score of 336
to capture their seventh conference crown in the last
nine years in the annual North Central Conference golf
tournament. Richmond placed second with a 347 team
Hewitt of Kokomo copped low medalist honors with
a 75. Eugene Cox of Tech took second place at 78.
Arthur Wettle, 815 Eugene Smith, 84, and Herbert
Huber, 93, rounded out the Green and White four-
basketball coach at Hunt-
ingburg High School, was
added to the Tech coach-
ing staff this semester. Mr.
Scott serves as physical
education instructor and
coach of the reserve net
team, Coach Bayne D. Freeman continuing in his
capacity as varsity mentor.
A graduate of Franklin College, Mr. Scott taught
varsity basketball during two successful seasons at
CROSS CUUNTRY SQUAD
Coach Paul E. lVIyer's ,Green and White cross
country squad closed its season with a rush to complete
a Very successful campaign. The individual perform-
ances of Elias Poulos and Ralph Monroe were high-
lights of the season, Poulos either winning or tying
Monroefor first place in every meet. Monroe finished
below second on only one occasion in dual meets.
A well-balanced Ben Davis team dropped the Green
barriers in the opening meet at Tech, October fifteenth,
26 to 29, ,despite the fact that Poulos and Monroe fin-
ished one-two. October twenty-second the local cross
country squad defeated Wiley of Terre Haute here, 27
to 28, and a week later, October twenty-ninth, repeated
the victory at Wiley, this time to the tune of 24 to 31.
, The Green came through with Hying colors in the
final scheduled meet, thumping Washington's harriers,
24 to 31, at the Eastside course. Poulos and Monroe
deadlocked for first place in the season's best time,
ln a "post-season" affair, an invitational meet at
Muncie, the Techmenlfinished second to North Side of
Fort Wayne, the. score being 32W to 42M-2. Muncie
and Richmond were the other schools competing in the
four-way meet. ' Poulos again tied for first place,
Monroe finishing fourth. The time, 7:37, was exception-
ally fast for the 1.6 mile course., V
CIRLS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION
One of the requirements for freshman girls of
Tech is a course in physical education so that the girls
will be able to start their high school career with strong,
healthy young bodies and the knowledge of safety and
health habits. This course is generally enjoyed by all
because of the definite goal toward which to work and
the receiving of awards.
Abilities in almost any type of athletics may be de-
veloped by each girl in this department. Grace and
bodily poise may be obtained through the classes
emphasizing various dances. Individual games make
up a great part of the daily routine, such as volley
ring, cage ball, badminton, shuffle board, basketball,
volley ball, baseball, tennis, and ping pong.
Archery is taught to girls in Gym III and above.
The knowledge of safety is also learned during the
course of the semester.
Girls, Play Day, held Supreme Day, is the time when
all girls are given a chance to compete for honors in
sports in which they are outstanding. Ribbons are
awarded for first, second, and third places.
Pin awards are given to girls who have received three
hundred and fifty points or more. After a girl has ac-
cumulated three hundred and fifty points, she is
awarded a bronze pin. She receives a silver pin for
seven hundred points, and a gold pin for one thousand
Points may be obtained by participating in extra-
curricular activities such as baseball, volley ball, tennis,
hockey, basketball, and badminton. An outstanding
player may receive one hundred points. For participa-
tion and regular attendance, twenty-five points are
BUYS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Tech realizes that a healthy body is as important
as a healthy mind, and therefore concentrates no little
effort toward the promotion of health among Tech stu-
dents. The boys' physical education classes offer every
freshman a chance to start early in his high school
career to build a sound body. Every freshman is re-
quired to take one credit in physical education.
When the weather is warm, the boys meet on the
athletic field where they play such games as tag, foot-
ball, softball, and socker. The thinly-clad freshies also
run the quarter-mile track and cross country course. In
winter they tumble, play basketball, box, and wrestle.
Each boy is required to keep his locker clean and take
a shower each day at the end of class. Through their
exercises, the freshies cultivate health habits which stay
with them for many years.
PIANIBLI ' RCU Il
THE Pl. C.T. C.
Under the guidance of Staff Sergeant Chester
A. Pruett, Sergeant Harry E. Smith, and its thirty-
nine cadet officers, the R.O.T.C. unit has mustered its
strength and efficiency as quickly and completely as
After a short period of organiza- WILLIAM
tion, in which the Hveteransf' were JACKSON
assigned to their platoons, and the 'frookiesw were
organized by themselves, there followed a long period
of intensive drilling in preparation for the Armistice
On Armistice Day, Nov , unit,
seven hundred and twenty strong, took part in the an-
nual parade in tribute to those who gave their lives in
the service of their country, and made a good showing.
This parade completed the outside work for the winter,
and now the unit is inside studying the many subjects
offered under its course of study.
The Fathers' and Sons, banquet was another high-
light in the unit,s calendar this semester. It was a
great success, giving promise of greater affairs in the
future. A play on the program which followed the
dinner was "Three in the Dark," given by some -of the
This year has seen a wide range of activities Within
the unit. The cadet officers assisted at the football games
by keeping the stands quiet and orderly. On the night
of Open House, the entire unit was on hand, the boys
acting as guides and assistants. Many comments as to
the efficiency of its work were gathered from this
occasion. The R.O.T.C. boys have been assisting the
traffic force in eliminating the running during the
The one hundred forty-seven non-commissioned of-
ficers are doing their part in putting the unit on top.
They have a responsible piece of work to do because
they can see and correct many mistakes which might
escape the eyes of an officer. They are the elements
around which all organizations are formed and as
such, they hold an important position in the unit.
Many changes have been made in the administra-
tion and organization of the unit. The cadet officers are
depended upon more both in drilling and teaching. The
purpose of the unit, this year, is to develop the general
initiative and qualities of leadership in all its cadets.
The cadets have discarded their pistol belts and are
now wearing leather garrison belts. These belts im-
prove the appearance of the unit greatly.
Recently Sergeant Pruett promoted seventy-three
boys to private-first class. This is the first time in the
history of the unit that this has been done.
flfontinued from Page 51
does much to determine the ideals and standards of its
members. If the name of Tech is to be handed down to
the thousands of incoming students as one worthy of
acclaim, it is this spirit of service that will be basically
responsible for such recognition.
THE MYSTERY UF THE MUSIC BCCM
fContinued from Page 17l
her until she finally dropped off to sleep, then sat
by the window until morning. Twice he thought he heard
noises downstairs, but he credited it to an overworked
Early the next morning they went down together.
No human being was in sight. Dust covered every-
thing. The music room door was closed and locked, but
beside it the dust had been rubbed away Where some-
one had fallen. The outside door stood open wide.
"Yoo-hoof? they called, 'fUncle F rank!"
"Hoo," answered an echo, uFrank!"
Side by side they investigated every room. There Was
no sign of human habitation in the thick covering of
dust. Exchanging alarmed glances, they dashed up-
stairs, found their bags, piled them into the old Ford
which stood ready in the road, and started back to
When Aunt Nelle returned, they told her of their
"You've been reading ghost stories," she laughed.
"But how could you know that the people thereabouts
say each night that the moon is full and the clouds are
thick, Marianne haunts the music room to beg Frank to
take her back."
"But, about Uncle Frank-,', Linda protested.
"Don't be silly, children," Aunt Nelle commented
grullly. 'fPerhaps you donit remember, you were so
young and frightened by your parents' deaths, but you
have no Uncle Frank! He died only a week after your
parents. He is buried by Marianne in the little ceme-
tery on the hillli'
fContinued from page 331
The Short Story winners, English VII to VIII, Helen
Pennak, first place, Donald Wintin, second, Margaret
Fargo, third, Dorothy Daniel, honorable mention. In
English V to VI, Elizabethann South, first place.
In the Candid Camera Contest, scenes division, Don
Mason, first place, Warren Mills, second and third
place. In the snaps of students, Harold Whitaker, first
place, Hugh Miller, second, and Ralph Williams, third
I:Cuntinued from Page 181
open fire-box door and shaded cab lights as the gangway
between the tender and cab Hashed past.
Immediately following came the mountainous
tender with its capacity for about twenty-eight tons
of coal and fourteen thousand gallons of water.
The first car, the mail-baggage car, was lighted,
in contrast to the rest of the traing then appeared Pull-
man after Pullman, all dark. The clickety-clack of the
trucks as they sped over a rail joint beat a steady
rhythm against the stillness of the night. Twelve long
dark Pullmans rolled by, all filled with sleeping pas-
sengers. Finally the last steel coach, the sleeper-obser-
vation, swept past, leaving the despatcher looking at a
swiftly disappearing observation platform and the
famous electric, nameplate, '4The Twentieth Century
As he watched the luxurious train fade into the
darkness of night, he visioned it as a beautiful monu-
ment to the fine service offered by the railroads of
America, and a fitting memorial to the courageous men
who for many years have worked hard to make the
network of American railroads the finest transportation
system in the world.
A fog, dun hued, a hazy mist,
Crept low, a spreading shroud,
While staunchest faces blanched at this
Encroaching man-made cloud.
One man broke from the battle line
And ran with terror's stride,
Down wind he went-not fast enough
Down wind-for there he died.
But first he stumbled through the trench,
Floundering in the mire,
Forced to breathe the deadly stench,
His lungs and brain on tire.
His gasps of pain from blasted sight
And prayer to God for death
Reechoed through the thunderous night,
While he sobbed and caught his breath.
He covered his face with slimythands,
And fell-he could not run.
He died--and now his memory stands
In hallowed martyrdom. I
' BLAINE FLICK,
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