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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
. . . .Alice Sherwood
. . . .Zella Browr
. .Katherine lckis
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
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
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.
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:
Meat Loaf Mashed Potatoes
Ice Cream Assorted Cake
This was followed by a fine program, given by some of the talented members
of our ranks.
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.
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