Central High School - Optimist Yearbook (Crookston, MN)

 - Class of 1914

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Class Poem FAIR CROOKSTON! thy sons and daughters true, With blessings surrender thee o'er, By festival rites from the age that is past To the age that is waiting before. Thy shades are more soothing, thy sunlight more dear, Than descend on less privileged earth. For the good and the great in their beautiful prime, Thro' thy precincts have trod in days gone by. Come, Seniors, wise and learned, Classmates, raise a cheer! Come, Brothers, bold and sturdy, Sisters have no fear! Come join with voices true, Sing praise to dear old Crookston. The four bright years of school, The years so full of gladness, The years with pleasure rife Are gliding swiftly by, our work will soon be through. As fagots are brought from the forest, Firmly held by the sinews that bind them,- So cleave to each other, dear classmates, Wherever, whenever, you meet. Be strong as the fagots are sturdy, Be pure in your deepest desires, Be true to the truth that is in you, ' And follow the law that is right. We all must leave this High School home, About the stormy world to roamg But though the mighty ocean's tide Should us from Crookston dear divide, As rfund the oak the ivy twines The clinging tendrils of its vines, So in our hearts sweet thoughts prevail By ties of love that ne'er shall fail. Xnd we cannot keep from smiling, Tho' the tears are very near As we ponder on our school days, Days now grown so strangely dear, And think of all the girls we knew And loved in those glad times, And then of how we're scattered In the world's remotest climes. We burn the incense of affection, As in thy sacred fanes we meet, While down the aisle of recollection ' Come thronging forms we love to greetg And tho' life's bitter storms sweep o'er us, And pleasure bides on fleeting wing, Our hearts shall blend in loving chorus, While Crookston's praise we sing. Let the joy that falls from thy dear old walls, Last unchanged thru time's on-darting, And .our only tear falls once alyear On hands that clasp ere partingg And when other throngs shall sing thy songs, And their spell once more hath bound us, Our faded hours shall revive their flowers, And the past shall live around us. On the paths of our future, uncertain and dim, I Thou has lifted the torch of the past A In the years unforseen may thy wisdom still guide, Be thy influence strong to the last! So shall pride in thy fame, and thy passion for truth Our bountiful heritage beg And our youth with its fever, our age with its calm, Alike bring their tributes to thee. Farewell! Be thy destinies onward and bright, To thy children the lesson still give . XVith freedom to think and with patience to bear, And for right ever bravely to live. Let not moss-covered error draw thee to its s'ide, As the world on truth's current doth roam: Be the herald of light, and the bearer of love, That makes glad our most beautiful home. LUCKOW BERGQUIST, 'l4. Class Song Melody, "Believe me if all those endearing young charms." Crookston High, Ere we pass from thy portals so fair, Like the rose on its branch when it flowers, We would wish to the class Which awaits now its turn, All the hopes and the joys that were ours. O school of our youth That inspired us, hath To the best of our thoughts given rise, We will guard right thy fame, We will honor thy name, We will land thee with praise to the skies! Farewell, Be thy future unstained and clear, To all classes thy lessons still give, That honor the brightest, That hope giving cheer, Is the wealth thou freely doth give. May truth be thy guide, May thou eve! forge on, May not falsehood4thy name e'er demean, May the star of thy future Forever be bright, . Is the wish of the class of 'l4. . -Fannie Peterson.

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18. Helene Harmon, Agnes Gunderson, Leah Hartman and Anthony Smith give over the manage- ment of the "Independent Order of BluFfers" to Alexander Holkesvik, Jeannette Page, Lester Gilbertson and Douglas Houghton. 19. Harry Nicholson leaves the munihcent sum of 2c to anyone who will lick Irene Dow for him before school closes. 20. Irene Dow wills her seat to Helen Hoch and Wallace Ramstad "entre vous" as being pecu- liarly built for two. 21. Edmund Sylvstre's mamma says that she wills to Elizabeth Nason her famous secret of keep- ing Edmund's bow ties in cute order. We are sure Elizabeth will greatly appreciate this privilege. 22. Fanny Peterson wills to the Juniors all her famous cures and preventives for swelled heads, sore heads and lastly mumps and SFHHUDOX- A 23. To Cecil McCaffrey we give our most sincere apologies for our inability to secure for a copy of Shakespeare's latest classic "Tempest and Sunshine." I To Aaron Felsing we offer the same apologies for the non-existence of Shakespeare's "Scrooge and Marley." We fear Aaron that ghost stories are not good for children that stay out late at night. 24, To Ephrine Lee do we bequeath a copy of "F. Levins' Complete Letter Writer" which con- tains valuable instruction in billet-doux writing. . 25. Antionette Ehaust and Mildred Hagen will all their brie-a-brac made in manual training to Agnes Olson and Clara Berg, so that they need not bruise their dainty hands in manipulating hammers, ehisels, etc. 26. The dignity of Leonard Erickson, our model Senior, do we bequeath to Everette Rowe and Theodore Johnson so that they may assume their places in the Senior room as they should. 27. Henry Page leaves all his---? to Walter Tardiff, so that he may keep his cheeks. ever red and his hair ever curly. ' 28. To Miss LeDahl do we bequeath a box of hair pins, the variety that does not break when one bumps one's head on the floor. 29. Stella Sivertson and Mable Green leave the gentle art of blushing to Helen Evans and Florence Buckley. 30. Elsie Young, Maybelle Jacobson, and Alma Christianson give over to Gail Woodham, Eunice Montague, and Marietta Morrisey the management of 'fKant-Tawk-Enuf Club." To aid them in their work they will them their 96,871,935 superfluous words so that they may lengthen the size of their vocabulary to keep pace with their tongues. 31. Alvin Gronvold wills his place in the C. II. S. quartette to Aaron Fewlsing so that we may never lack music GJ to inspire us to study. 32. Arthur Lucian leaves all his diluted silver pennies to Helen Hoch so that she may ever drop a dime into the collection box at church. 33. Allie Clapp bequeaths all her famous recipes to the Freshmen girls so that they may make biscuits not "bricks.i' 34. Armand Loken bequeaths his patented 'grouch and grudge to Jay Lamb as it always "takes a little rain with the sunshine, to make the world go round." 35. Florence Hughes sorrowfully leaves behind all her cats to the tender care of the Sophomore girls. VVe hope, however, that they will not get cats on the brain which leads to fatal conseqeunces. Ask "Mr, Brown." 36. Helen Sivertson leaves her sunny, lazy and cheerful disposition to Mr. Borchardt to quell his rising indignation when excuses come in late, report cards are lost, money is not in, Seniors lag in late, teachers too busy to get to school on time, etc. 37. ,And finally to Dr. Hess, Mr. Borehardt, and last but 11ot least Miss LeDahl do we leave all our love and respect which we feel we have so poorly shown during the school life here. 38. We appoint Prof. Charles I. Gray as executor of this our last will and testament. ln witness thereof, we, th b f h this 29th day of May, 1914. e mem ers o t e Class of 1914, the testators, have set our hands and seal

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E Class Prophecy You see we were all at the entertainment which two members of our class so graciously tendered ns on Washington's birthday. We were having the best of time, singing, talking, and playing, when I felt a gradual drowsiness creeping over me. Going to my hostess, I excused myself, ran upstairs and threw myself upon the couch. O, whatever made me so drowsy? Ah, the pillow felt soft-sleep was sweet-sweet. "Why I beg your pardon, sir, but I assure you that I was a member of the class of 1914 of the Crookston High School. See my class pin. "Very well, Miss, excuse my stopping you, but orders are orders, and orders are to admit no per- son to this box who couldn't prove he belonged to the Class of 'l4." I entered the beautifully appointed box of the Auditorium which Crookston had erected in 1918, and settled myself to an afternoon of rare enjoyment, for were not Florence Levins, the celebrated read-- er, Agnes Gunderson, the new operatic star, Mayme Heiberg, the charming ballet dancer, and Fred Bert- rand, "the" violinist, to give a recital! I will not dwell upon the excellence of that occasion, mere words could not do it justice. I left the Auditorium, and came to the street corner just as the trolley car stopped, and entered. Where had I seen the smile that overspread the genial face of the motorman before? Where-when-ah. I remember, why it was Albert Ziebeck, and the smile that prevailed in school and out, in game and abroad, had not yet been demolished. Leaving the trolley, my attention was attracted by a large sign across the street which read, "Nicholson :Sz Co.," "Brie-a-brac Sz Notions." I crossed the street and entered. There in a glass en- closed office sat Harry Nicholson, at his left his stenographer, Arline Priceg at his right his bookkeeper. Irene Dow. Glancing through the rooms of the first floor I recognized in the affable and obliging sales- lady, Aldia Toupin, one of the members of the star Normal class of '14. Mercy! What could be the cause of all that racket in the street? Such a shouting and hooting. I rushed out, and there coming down the street at a speed of sixty-two and one-half milesan hour, tore a large touring car, larger, but similar to the 1920 Model "A" Lozier cars sold by Hugh Rosaaen at his model auto factory just completed in Crookston's new suburb. It was occupied, as I saw when it came nearer, by Maybelle Jacobson, Allie Clapp and Stella Siv- ertson, was driven by Rolando McFarlin, and Henry Page sat astride the auto hood, waving an immense banner labeled "Vote for Women," and operating a wireless telegraplly instrument by means of which he notified the street cars' and other trafnc of their near approach. "Will wonders never cease!" Still Rolando and Henry were always "Iadies' men," and while there is life there is liopewvseems to be the slogan of the suffragettes, so it really was not so surprising. "XVhat is this I hear?" "Ladies and gentlemen! I will now proceed to place before you for sale 'one of the most valu- able, the most useful, the most dural le, the most practical, the most imperishable and the most ingenu- ous mouse trap ever invented, guaranteed not to rust, not to expand with change of temperature, not to shrink, never to fade, never to break, always to last, the greatest lowest priced bargain of the age. What do I-lf' "That," I said to myself, "can be no other than Anthony Smith, possessor and general di- rector of the largest vocabulary at High School in 1914. I charged around the corner and narrowly escaped a collision with a scholarly gentleman carrying a huge volume of Virgil's "Aeneid" who was so intensely absorbed in his own ideas, that he did not even look up. "I beg your pardon," I gasped. It was Luckow Bergquist, but before I could gather sufficient courage to address him again, my attention was attracted by a military looking gentleman across the street in whom 1 recognized Alvin Gronvold. I had that very day read a long article of his hazardous experiences while circumnavigating the globe in seventeen and fifteen sixteenths days in a motor boat with an unbelievably scanty amount of provisions. He had figured and calculated each mile and minute correctly, which was due, no doubt, to the geometrical knowledge received in his Senior year at Crooks- ton H. S. from that wizard of planes and circles, Mr Borchardt. A small newsboy came along just then-"Extra,-Mum. All 'bout the 'lectionf' "Extra,-Mum, only four cents."

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