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T IS THE spring of 1943. Last Saturday night Fort Worth once more celebrated
the opening of her world-famous Fat Stock Show with the most gorgeous pageant
ever produced. Mayor Jack Gregory crowned Queen Mildred of the House of Brans-
ford, whose beauty, so it is whispered, is partly owing to a plastic surgery operation by
Dr. C. B. Brewster.
Somewhat dazed by this spectacular affair I wandered about the familiar grounds
until I happened upon the tent of a withered old Egyptian, who assured me that by
gazing into his crystal globe for but a moment I might see all the past, present and
"I wonder where are the friends of yesteryear?" I thought, and as I looked into
the crystal, dim figures appeared, gradually becoming more distinct until, with a rush,
these scenes passed before me:
Henry L. Shepherd is now the American ambassador to the Court of St. James,
where, much to his pleasure, it is still considered proper to wear knee breeches. Now
being a member of every club of importance in the world, his customary two rows of
club pins reach quite to his silver shoe-buckles. Margaret Caldwell is a world-famous
educator, having recently been elected president of Smith College, where Marsie Cheek
holds the Latin professorship. Paderewski's place as premier pianist has long been
occupied by Fae Corbitt, who, having gained fame under her maiden name, still retains
it. Maxine Shannon and Miller Sparks were recently employed by Margaret Horton,
who now heads the Chicago Grand Opera Company. John Campbell is President of
these United States. The First Lady of the Land will be remembered perhaps as Miss
Gladys Hart. The Cabinet includes such celebrities as: Mrs. Nelle Byrne McCue,
Elizabeth Strickland, Nilwon Nowlin, James Ryan and Allen McCue. Washington" has
been in a commotion over the political fight being waged between Senator Joe Thomas,
Democratic Leader, and J. W. Kennedy, Speaker of the House. Besslu Senter is mis-
tress of the Governor's mansion at Austin and Marjorie Colvin is very active in church
work there. 'Donald Frazee has become well-to-do by the accidental discovery of a
popular breakfast food, made from sun flower seed, which are plentiful on his Handley
estate. Elmore Hudson, famous architect, was recently awarded first prize by the
International Association of Artists for an original design in hen-coops. Sunshine
Richter, the portrait painter, has been enjoying a vacation on the Riviera after the
labor of executing a portrait of Roger Hughes. The services of Mary Joe Rogers are
now much sought after, since she has gained such widespread recognition for her
knowledge of kindergarten instruction. Alice Jennings, famous for her charming novels,
has recently collaborated with Roberta Johnson on the book, "Secret Secrets." Hugh
Brooks was sent down to take charge of the new astronomical observatory at Benevida,
Peru, and with him went Luther Mansfield, official government interpreter. Thekla
Lockhart, who has achieved considerable distinction as an interior decorator, is now
located in London, where she is remodeling Buckingham Palace. Forest Hurley, attor-
ney with the firm of Hurley, Titsworth and DeWitt, recently won the most gigantic case
ever before a Federal court when he successfully defended Chester Haltom in a suit
brought against him for false rendering of his income tax. George Quillen, the successor
to Will Rogers, was in Fort Worth recently for an operation by Herschel Thomas who,
with his partner, Harry Pendrey, is broadly recognized for his surgery.
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"Keen in intellect, with force and
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"The world loves a lover."
"Her friendly ways have won her
place in the hearts of everyone."
"A life of honor and of worth."
ILA MAY BAKER
"The eyes are windows of the soul."
SARA VIRGINIA COVERT
"Nothing lovelier can be found.
"True worth needs no interpretation
".loviality, wisdom and good fellow-
"The best comes last."
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Chili Pruden and Peyton Bryan, after having attended Yale, Harvard, Princeton
and Dartmouth, are now studying at Oxford, and are still living luxuriously on the
funds of the 1923 Panther. Joe Summerfield is reckoned as one of the foremost'living
scientists, having. won recognition by his researches on "The Possibilities of Pulsating
Protoplasmf' Ras Pemberton, after unsuccessfully endeavoring to take the place of
Harold Lloyd in the "movies," is now owner of the Doll-House Furnishing Company.
After a week's visit to Senior High, Dr. Elizabeth Van Tuyl has discovered an unfailing
cure for brain fever. Howard Banner has evolved into a reserved and sagacious
colonel in the army-Salvation Army. Ansel Greer has abandoned his interpretative
dancing to become football coach at Harvard. Hugh Bishop is with Princeton in the
same capacity. Joe Cornwall, Shirley Mann, and Oran Steadman were recently acquitted
in the oil fraud investigation conducted by Francis Smith, the new district attorney.
The twins, Ila and Lila Walker, have married twin brothers, are now living in the Twin
Cities, and each one has the sweetest little twin-six roadster. Christopher Byrne
owns the controlling interest in a local Sta-Comb factory. Archie Poston, known as
the "best dressed man" in Baltimore, has founded a medical museum there, although
his practice frequently calls him to New York, where Helene Cook maintains her School
of Interior Decorating. Marjorie Massengale is co-editor of the Bluetown Bugle,
although there are rumors of her engagement to a prominent commercial artist. Rob-
ert Bennie is in the hemp-rope business in the Philippines, where Earl Mabry is con-
ducting experiments to determine the effect of heat on a disordered intellect. Grace
Williams is Dean of the Waxahachie Conservatory of Music, where Pauline Dyer is
the artist teacher of the mouth harp, and Margaret Justice gives recitals on the Edison.
Wilma Young teaches domestic economy at the University of California. Tom Saunders,
famous globe-trotter, has been writing a series of articles for the Saturday Evening
Post on, "Wild Mice I Have Slain." Harold Olivey and H. J. Fry, explorers, have
aroused the interest of the world by their excavations at Wautauga, which prove that
a civilization existed there even before the advent of "Soggy Bill" James. Edwin
Jennings and Fisher Reynolds have at last influenced the Textbook Commission to
adopt their new work on mathematics, "Two Plus Two-Or Why?" Mary Stovall,
fashion designer, has been employed all summer on the trousseau of Vivian Blackmon,
who is to be married in October to a well-known -Handley sportsman and clubman.
Odalie ogan is head of a large orphans' home in Mexico, where she has ample oppor-
tunity to demonstrate her theories of a milk diet. Elmo Johnson owns a cattle ranch
Lycurgus Brown, who will be remembered for his giant viaduct connecting Fort
Worth to its rapidly growing suburb, Dallas, is engaged on the construction of a tunnel
from London to Galveston. Martin Moses is the commanding officer at West Point.
Florine Helm, Elizabeth Tobin, and Bess Buchanan, are prominent Fort Worth club
women. Wilson Kermichel, having always been accustomed to helping himself, is now
the local manager for the Piggly-Wiggly Stores. Elnora Rice, has for the last ten
years been a famous "movie" star playing opposite Ed. Danner, who is known as the
"Second Ben Turpin," and who has caused considerable excitement by his portrayal of
"Hamlet" in Virginia Smith's playlet, "Scrambled-or Hamlet?" Ralph Caldwell is
the consulting engineer for the new 60-story municipal building in Fort Worth, which
is being financed by "Get-Rich-Quick" Clark Woods. Marjorie Nell Harris is the
"premier danseuse" at the Greenwich Winter Garden. X Fred Duvall has foresworn the
chasing of "peaches" and owns America's largest orange grove near Pasadena.-
And then there floated across the crystal globe the hazy figure of a stately, red-
brick building. "Senior," I whispered to myself-"Old Senior High." This, too, dis-
appeared, to leave me wondering if the old building could know how its children had
prospered-and if somewhere in its musty halls there is Something, which is proud that
their success is due in part to the training imparted by her to the Class of '23.
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