Creston High School - Crest Yearbook (Creston, IA)

 - Class of 1920

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CAST OF CHARACTERS Mrs. John Burton fpeggyj ......... Mrs. Valeria Armsby KA Widow, ...... Mrs. Charles Cover fMabel, a Bridel... Mrs. Preston Ashby fBerthaD ....... Miss Freda Dixon ....... , . . . . . Miss Evelyn Evans Ca journalistl . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Burton's Maid, ....................... . . . .Verle Pence .Elizabeth Royce . . . .Alice Sherwood Gertrude McCune . . . .Zella Browr . .Katherine lckis Ardath Hitchcock The whole camp was then royally entertained at a dance in Holly Hall, which was given by Dean Arnold and James Bartle. Just prior to demobilization the soldiers of 1919 gave a big play at the Temple Grand, which was enjoyed by our soldiers who were nearly all in attendance. Then came the time for our next three months furlough, and in our last review before General Pickett, he gave us our rewards. Some were awarded the Crois de A, while others not ranking so high presented with the Legion of B or C. That was the last year that we were to serve under General Pickett and we were very sorry that it should be so. However, we looked forward to the next time we should meet in camp, and go forth with greater vigor to conquer new and unknown foes. OUR FOURTH YE.AR'S MARCH On September 8, l9l9, the doors again swung open at the Creston High School to reecive our class as dignified Seniors. Some of our former classmates were not present, but the majority of the old class came back to brave another year of labor. All seemed fresh and ambitious after the long summer's rest and were up and alert to start in on the last year of their High School course. Not long after school had commenced athletics in the various forms of football, basketball and volley ball were begun and this year has probably been one of the most succssful years the Cres- ton High School has had in the way of athletics. Of course members of our class were active to a great extent in the different athletic work and we were well repre- sented in the football team by Harold Smith, Alfred Strahl, Wilfred Keith, Yale Sandeman, 'Floyd Thompson, Ralph Heeren, Charles Birge, Lloyd Thompson, Bruce Spangler and Harold Arnold, who all did excellent work and helped to secure honors for Creston. Ever since the time we became Juniors we were not quite so much of a unit as when we all took the same studies but nevertheless there was always a great amount of class spirit among us all. When we arrived at the forks of the road some went one way, some another. Some of our young ladies, feeling that they had pedagogical instincts, took up the work under the Normal Training Department. Others felt the call of the great commercial world, and started to prepare themselves in bookkeeping, typewriting, shorthand, and the other studies pursued in the commercial department. And there were some, who feeling that they wished to go on further with their educa- tion, pursued the studies in the curriculum of the college preparatory or classical course. Everything went along smoothly until in December, when the coal famine caused us to give up our studies for two weeks. Of course, we did not like it but we were thankful that it was no longer. At Christmas time we made up the work, when we regularly would have been enjoying our vacation, but we are none the losers for it. after all. This year, although much less eventful than last, has been a happy one for us all and there is probably a slight feeling of sadness way down deep in the hearts of most of us when we realize that the time is near at hand when we will have to leave.

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Stentor Cllaum lgintnrg Our Third Year's March The soldiers of l920 returned to Camp Creston High, after a three months furlough. We were all very enthusiastic and full of unrestrained "pep," The first large battle we had was when our ranks were attacked by the national enemy, the Spanish Influenza. We were out in battle several weeks, then we re- tumed to camp, victorious. . We then entered many minor battles with Solid Geometry, Cicero, French Psycho- logy, and their numerous allies. However, most of us came through unscathed, al- though a few were slightly wounded. All during the year, our wonderful troops were often reviewed and approved of, by the famous General Pickett. Our camp, as all good camps do, boasted of good baseball and football teams. These lively bunches played quite a few exciting and rousing games with the various out of town camps. Regularly every nine weeks, our camp was bombarded by the tests, but, due to the thorough preparation given us by Captain MacEachran and the other officers, we did not come out second best in these stiff skirmishes. Later on we were attacked by the Spring Fever army, and most of our ranks were affected by the terrifhc onslaught. But in time we rallied bravely and kept on our march. Then came the big event, when we paid our tribute to the Army of l9l9, which was getting ready for demobilization. The tribute took concrete form in the prepara- tion and presentation of the Annual Junior-Senior banquet. The lower hall, domestic science room, and the general's office of the barracks was the scene of the gay festival. The decorations were lavishly and handsomely fashioned of crepe paper streamers: the main hall being done in the good old colors, blue and gold, while the rest of the color scheme was perpetuated in the colors of the Army of l9I9, green and white. The menu was as follows: Fruit Cocktail Meat Loaf Mashed Potatoes Sweet Pickles Escalloped Corn Salad Buns Ice Cream Assorted Cake Coffee This was followed by a fine program, given by some of the talented members of our ranks. THE PROGRAM Quartette, "Silver Stars".Zella Brown, Lilah Wilson, Fae Hipes and Elizabeth Royce "If It Were True." Short Story, Take Off on the Seniors ............ james Brady Piano Solo, Crodard's "Valse Chrematiquen ...................... Olive Bellus Poem on the Seniors, Read by .......... .... C eorge Wiclfman Address by General Pickett A Play, "The Kleptomaniacn

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Members of our class have been engaged in various activities during the year, all of which make us feel the more strongly united to our school. We are especially inter- ested in the declamatory contests this year, both at home and in other towns, since one of our members, Alice Sherwood, was victorious in both the home and one of the sub-district contests and made a fine showing at the district contest. Now our school days are rapidly coming to an end. We wish we could stay longer but we cannot, for the world is calling each and every one of us. We were mere children when we started in High School and now we would style ourselves men and women. We look back over four long years and yet, were it not paradoxical to say it, they were only four short years. We bid good-bye now to our fellow students, the Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen, whose association we have cherished and wish them all success. We bid good-bye to the Faculty who have shovsm great interest in both our present and future success and last of all we say farewell to our dear old High School. We love you and We'll never forget you. B. M. P. '20, J. A. B. 'Z0. 3- 1 QP: Vu .M . tif' F'

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