Downingtown High School - Our Year Cuckoo Yearbook (Downingtown, PA)

 - Class of 1919

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THE CU CKOO 1 Commencement Gifts Kodaks Fountain Pens Flash Lights Safety Rasors i Perfumes ! I Such presents would be appreciated by the graduates and you can | { purchase them at t Sides’ Drug Store DOWNINGTOWN, PA. Lincoln Theatre and Opera House j The Place of Good Shows Coming Attractions : May 22, CAPTAIN KIDD, JR. June 5, OH ! YOU WOMEN Special—"FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE” Also, Doug. Fairbanks in his $264,000 production, entitled "KNICK-BOCKER BUCKAROO,” Have you tried singing it to the tune of ''Everybody’s Doing It”? Here’s the way it goes: Knickbocker Buckaroo Buckaroo Buckaroo Here’s-a-picture-made-for-you Something new you should view. Thrills, stunts, love, girls, seven reels fun Best thing Douglas Fairbanks has done. Downingtown Hat Cleaning and Renovating Parlor PANAMA HATS BLEACHED Ladies’ and Children's Felt, Beaver, Leghorn Hats Cleaned and Blocked All Our Work Guaranteed by Practical Hatters Russet Shoes Dyed Black or Brown. White Shoes Dyed Brown NICK ZAFERES, ProprietorCOMPLIMENTS OF COHEN BROTHERS YOUNG MEN’S CLOTHES COATESVILLE ; ; I Local HaulingQuickly and Carefully Done i Rates Reasonable Marry M. Seeds j I A VISIT TO • | i ! J. L. Weldin ! i Sharp's Ice Cream i Parlor | i r I ; j Funeral Director | ♦ and • • • Embalmer WILL DELIGHT YOU f l j All Kinds of Whitman’s Box Candy 1 I Crane’s Ice Cream Pictures Framed j Sundaes, Candy and Cigars 1 EAST LANCASTER AVE. ! 109 Brandywine Avenue j DOWNINGTOWN. PA. Bell Phone 1 i iTHE CUCKOO 3 ! j t i i t | t 1858 Costumes For Plays, Operas and Pageants and ACADEMIC CAPS AND GOWNS 1919 Of a superior excellence supplied on rental basis. Booklet sent ; on application WAAS SON | Philadelphia 1 i i | DO YOU KNOW | That utmost care is taken in the selection of the Motion Picture j 1 Programs for the AUDITORIUM and that only the very best appear on j 1 the AUDITORIUM screen. Only clean, wholesome subjects whose 1 I entertaining and educational value are appreciated by all. When in j j Coatesville, visit the Auditorium. j AFTERNOON AT 2, EVENING AT 7 AND 8.45 P.M. I PHOTO PLAYS OF MERIT I j WHITCRAFT GROFF Clothing —Furnishings 28 WEST GAY ST. WEST CHESTER, PA.4 THE CUT CKOO LET MEN WHO KNOW DO IT If you use "bogus” or counterfeit parts for replacements and repairs to your Ford car, you can’t expect satisfactory nor durable service from your car. It’s not fair to the car to repair with poor quality parts. Stick to the genuine Ford materials and have your Ford car cared for by men who know Ford mechanism and how to best keep the car in working order. Bring your Ford car to our shop where you’re sure of the square deal; sure of Ford materials and sure of Ford low prices. Keep your Ford car running full standard. Wilbur S. Lilley. Authorized Ford Agent for East Cain, East Brandywine, Wallace, Upper and Lower Uwchlan Townships, and Borough of Downingtown. i ■ f TRAVELERS Since 1867 j We are old in years of service to you, but you will find noth- | ing but the newest in jewelry in our immense stock. Not- ! withstanding that diamonds have advanced in price, we are • selling more than ever. There’s a reason, we do give you j J goods of only the better quality. 1 H. GARMAIN SON I j I J 130 Lincoln Highway Coatesville, Pa. { 1 SPORTING GOODS t Agency for Spalding Athletic Goods, Canoes, Fishing Tackle, Fire Arms Coatesville Hardware Co. 244 E. MAIN ST. COATESVILLE, PA.THE CUCKOO 5 CONTENTS Senior Page................... Autographs.................... Senior Cuts................... “Class Prophecy".............. “Just a Chocolate Pot’’....... “Reconstruction" ............. “The Deception”............... "Ned and the Border Wireless” “A Hunting Trip”.............. “ I he Patriot” .............. Editorials ................... Fuli Page of Photographs...... News ......................... Exchange ..................... Eighth Grade ................. Alumni ....................... “The Parting Reel”............ Sports ....................... Basketball Photographs........ Jokes ........................ Class Notes .................. iwr.E ... 6 ... 7 ..8-16 .. . 17 ...19 ... 22 ...23 ...24 ... 25 ... 26 .28-29 ...30 ... 31 ... 32 ... 33 ••• 34 • •• 35 ... 36 • •• 37 ... 39 .40-41 INDEX TO ADVFRTISERo l’Aor. Bean, A........................ 46 Baldwin, H. W.................. 46 Bareford, Mark H............... 52 Barrett, Win. M................ 49 Bicking, S. Austin..............2d cover Biles, Albert.................. 54 Blechman's..................... 47 Braunstein, 1.................. 45 Cartun, L...................... 42 Coatesville Auditorium.......... 3 Coatesville Hardware Co......... 4 Cohen Bros...................... 2 Downingtown Board of Education, 3rd cover Dolbey’s News Agency........... 56 Downingtown Box Co........... 55 Downingtown Mfg. Co.......... 48 Downingtown Motor Co........48-49 Downingtown National Bank.... 46 Edelstein, S. M.................2d cover Entrekin, E. E................. 46 Faulk’s Studio................. 43 Gann an. H. Son............... 4 Grange National Bank........... 42 Harbison Walker Co........... 43 Hertel. A...................... 54 Hub Clothing Co, The........... 48 Hutchinson Bros................ 52 Lancaster Sanitnrv Milk Co..... 50 Lilley. Wilbur S................ 4 i v;k Lincoln Theatre.................. 1 Lorgus Co....................... 54 Lyons, D. C..................... 51 McIntyre, G. P.................. 55 Myers Bicking................. 52 Nichols, Joe.................... 50 Parkes’ Barber Shop............. 42 Perry's Shoe Store.............. 56 Reed, J. Harry.................. 53 Riebman Co.................... 53 Seeds, Harry M................... 2 Sharps’ Ice Cream Parlors...... 2 Sherer, Carl B.................. 47 Sides, B. H...................... 1 Star Clothing House............. 43 Stauffer. W. B.................. 51 Swank, Josiah .................. 52 Temple, Horace F................ 56 Travaglini, A................... 50 Trunk, Wm. J.................... 45 Waas Son....................... 3 Walbert, J. Frank............... 42 Walton, A. II................... 47 Way’s Cigar Store............... 45 Weldin, J. L..................... 2 Whitcraft Groff................ 3 Wills, J. Hunter................ 50 Worrall, J. Harry................49 Zaferes, Nick.................... 16 THE CUCKOO (Eljr (Jllass of Ninrtfpn limtirri Ninrtmt fflnltu : (0n tljr Saji iBitlj tljr (Drratt Srfurr Ha (Ealora: tSri'i a in') Shirk 3Fltm rr: Srii Soar (Elaaa i§fl5rrra JJrrBibrul —(6fo. A. JJamtrbaber Birr Jlrraibrnt—Emrraim N. (Slaunrr rrrrtarij- (Cliriatinr C. fflria uJrraaurcr—Amtr £. CmtyTHE CUCKOO Autographs8 THE CUCKOO WILLIAM McD. BARRETT. (“Bill”) Football (2); Vice President of the Boys’ Glee Club; Senior Male Quartet; “H. C.” Always doing police duty around the high school. “Bill” wants but little on this earth but wants that “little Long.” (“Mrs. D”) RUTH R. BICKING. Treasurer of the Girls’ Glee Club. Senior Girls’ Quartet. Her time is divided between her friend from the seat of the Institution for the Insane and her little farmer boy from Whitford. “Je vous aime Je vous adore Que voulez vous plus encore. Translation please—Ruth. He surely must be insane. EUGENE C. BOWMAN. (“Ears.”) Boys’ Glee Club. One of the Grammar School teachers (who should know) predicted that Eugene would be a priest, but his actions in the year just past are anything but saintly. We expect to hear from Eugene in the near future as an orator in the cause of Ireland. Oh, by the way, Eugene—who is she?THE CUCKOO 9 W. GORDON CARPENTER. ("Carp.”) Boys’ Glee Club. Senior Male Quartet. “H. C.” Assistant. Asst. Business Manager of "The Cuckoo.” The story of the "Spider and the Fly” is applied to “Carp.” In those days “Carp” was young and frivolous and was easily lured by the charming “spider” into her “web.” Poor "Carp’s” one failing is “dopes” and women. ETHEL E. DAGUE. ("Tooth Pick”) Ethel and her delicious home-made candy and cakes. ho is there in the Senior Class who dares to say that they know nothing of Ethel’s culinary? Ethel’s heart is as big as her physique—yea, verily so. HAROLD M. DAGUE. (“Daguie”) t Manager of the Football Team—1918. Harold is the only married man in our class. There is not the slightest doubt in the minds of any one who is boss. Believe us!10 THE CUCKOO SELDA DIETZ. (“Shark”) Girls’ Glee Club; Senior Girls’ Quartet. Selda’s ideal of a REAL man is a seven-footer, a middle boardwalk for the cooties and gray eyes. Mutt and Jeff for sho’. WILMER B. DOLBEY. (“Virtue”) Football 00; Basketball (3); Track (3). Boys’ Glee Club. One question we would all like to know is— why was Wilmer in Broad street station Friday night, April 11, at 11.30? Was there a faculty meeting, Wilmer? CHARLES FERNALD. (“Charlie”) Sports’ Editor of “The Cuckoo.” Charles and his Dodge. The boy wonder. He had no “gas” in his gasoline tank.THE CUCKOO 11 LOWELL H. FISHER. (“Fish”) Football (2); Basketball (2); President of the Literary Society; Boys’ Glee Club; “H. C.” “Fish” is some bird, believe us. His flight to Glen Loch are especially spectacular. Lowell’s future might be said to be that of a trapper. MAR G U E R E 'I'T F LINN. (“Snookums”) The quiet girl of our class. We wonder, Marguerett, if Wilmer enjoyed his visit one Sunday. JOHN FRANCELLA. (“Yap” and “Cinders”) Football (2); Basketball (2); Track; “H. C.” We expect that John will some day wander West and there win renown and high position as a gun man with his "gat.” Seniors, do you remember the eventful day when you were Freshmen and “Johnnie” sat on a tack. “Johnnie” was “Troco’s” worthy assistant in the furnace room.THE CUCKOO li. CLARA GLAUNER. (“Baby”) Clara is the tallest member of the class as proven by the fact that her little “tootsie-woot-sies” don’t touch the floor when she is sitting down. EMERSON N. GLAUNER. (“Duke”) Business Manager of “The Cuckoo”; Vice President of the Senior Class; “M. C. of H. C.“; Football (l); High School cheer-leader; Secretary of Boys’ Glee Club. Here’s the official comedian of the class. Also the efficient business manager of The Cuckoo. Favorite occupation is hunting left-handed squares for workmen. Simply couldn't live without “Chrissie.” Popular as a Boy Scout. He’s “there,” gentle reader, even though he is "mamma’s boy.” ANNA HALLMAN. (“Bureau of Information”) Can Anna talk? Just get her started. What would poor Anna do if they didn’t have a telephone in the office? Suggestion to the School Board. Honored Sirs:—Why spend good, hard cash on hot air systems and phonographs, when for probably a mere pittance you could secure Anna?JOHN HEFFNER. (‘‘100 Per Cent.”) Boys’ Glee Club; Senior Male Quartet; Literary Editor of “The Cuckoo.” John came to us from Birdsboro, and he is some bird. He is the original 100 per cent, in deportment type and a mighty good scout, too. Mrs. Heffner, watch John. His mail from Birdsboro, addressed in a feminine hand, comes to the East Downingtown post office. MILDRED LAMPING. (“M illy”) Girls’ Glee Club, Senior Girls Quartet. Mildred is some one-armed chauffeur. For further information ask “Grandpop,’ who comes down every Saturday evening. ANNA E. LONG. (“Anne”) Treasurer of Senior Class; Secretary of Girls’ Glee Club; Alumni Editor of “The Cuckoo”; High School Reporter to the “Archive”; Senior Girls Quartet; Secretary Literary Society. As a nurse she'll have no difficulty in observing the “Speak Softly” rule. She’s a faithful pal all through.14 THE CUCKOO MARY McCORMACK. (“Pet”) Mary’s daily diet must be feathers, as she is our star giggler. GEORGE A. PANNEBAKER. (“Governor”) President of the Senior Class; President of Boys’ Glee Club; Editor-in-Chief of “The Cuckoo"; Senior Male Quartet; "H. C.”; President Literary Society; Football(i). George thinks “Colebrook’s Braes” are bon-nie. Ask him how the “Steel Car” (Carr) in Pittsburg is. MARGA R ET POW EL1 (“Peg”) Girls’ Glee Club; Senior Girls’ Quartet. e wonder who her “guest’ is, who calls every night in the week. I say, Margaret, is he from “Wayne”?THE CUCKOO 15 LEWIS SEAMON. (“Lew”) Boys’ Glee Club. “Lew” is some stepper with the ladies. He used to hesitate in his talk until some one suggested whistling as a remedy. MARIE SWEENEY. (“Sunny”) Marie is setting her “cap” for one of our classmates as her mother is exceedingly fond of the said young man’s marshmellows. Look out, Bill! MARY SMEDLEY. (“Birdie”) Secretary of the Literary Society; Girls' Glee Club; Senior Girls’ Quartet. Demure Mary. Mary is strong for fish— that is particular varieties, such as “Carp.”1C THE CUCKOO CHRISTINE L. WEIS. (“Chrissie”) Secretary of the Senior Class; Pianist of the tiirls’ Glee Club and the Literary Society; Senior Girls’ Quartet. Mr. Moyer’s private secretary. “Chrissie” is some pianist and officiated faithfully at the piano in the opening exercises for a long time. We wonder for whom she bought that P. O. S. of A. pin. If you want to play safe, never call her “Greasie.” ANNA WELDIN. (“Fats”) Girls’ Glee Club; Senior Girls’ Quartet. Anna wants "Moore.” So much "Moore” that she selected “Bill,” who is over six feet tall. “Daddy” furnishes the machine and girl both. ELSIE YODER. (“Yodie”) Elsie has a Coatesville caller. Introduction, please!THE CUCKOO 17 LAURENCE B. FORD. (“Buddie”) Football (2); Basketball; Track (1); Boys’ Glee Club. “Buddie” is the exact contradiction of the maxim, “Laugh and grow fat.” If “Bud” had only had one year more at school he would no doubt he the star center of our basketball team. ETHEL WASHINGTON. (“Wash”) Ethel came into our class quite late, but not too late to captivate charming “Lew.” Ethel has broken all records of speed in talking. Siitrraru Department (Hass pritphprtJ RUTH BICKING, ’19. Never again, will I eat the combination of sour pickles and chocolate ice cream, at least not before retiring. I did that very thing last night, and as a result, I had a most peculiar dream. I fancied the time to he the year of 1930. I was traveling from coast to coast in my aeroplane, and incidently met some of my former classmates of D. H. S. Before I had reached the outskirts of New York City, I saw, through my telescope, a crowd gathered around two men. Their faces were blackened, and with them was a monkey fastened on a cord to a hand organ When I reached the earth, I found to my amazement that the two comedians were none other than Gordon Carpenter and Charles Fernald. Gordon was entertaining the crowd with his singing. This is not surprising, as his voice seemed promising when he i was in High School. Charles was playing the hand organ, while the i monkey was taking up a collection. I did not take time to talk with them, as I had a long journey before me. I did not stop again until I reached j Philadelphia. There I met Mary Smedley, who had spent several years in Paris, and was teaching French in a High School. She told me facts concerning herself and several others, j with whom she corresponded. Marie Swreeney, who had taken up nursing, had changed her profession. Since chemistry had always been her favorite study, she had become a chemistry teacher in Central High School, Chicago. Ethel Dague had become a perfect model for displaying cloaks at Goldsmith and Bloomstein, an exclusive New York firm. William Barrett, who had received several degrees at college, had at last reached the lofty position of president of a university in Wisconsin. Although I was anxious to reach Downingtown, I made a flying trip to Washington. There, I saw a tall young lady wearing glasses. She was expostulating with several men on the proper methods for running the Government. Yes,-’twas Anna Hallman. From there I made my way to the old home town, and. upon my arrival, I was glad to learn that some of my classmates had not strayed away. I entered a very up-to-date drug store and found the proprietor to be Wilmer Dolbey. He had purchased the building from Mr. Sharp, several years before, and was successfully carrying on the business. While I was there, I read “The Downingtown Archive.” Under “Personals” I found some very interesting items. The first was: “The Board of Directors of the Brooks Home for Old Women has taken final action on the application of Lowell H. Fisher, and has elected him to fill the position as caretaker of the institution.” Farther down the column. I read: “Selda Dietz, the renowned opera18 THE CUCKOO singer, will soon fill an engagement at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.” “At the last meeting of the Board of Education, Elsie Yoder was elected to fill a position as commercial teacher for the ensuing year.” "Last evening, a political mass meeting was held in the Opera House. John Francella, the Prohibition candidate for burgess, gave a speech. To impress his cause upon his audience, he served refreshments, consisting of water and tooth picks.” Another notice stated: "Anne Long has succeeded in her chosen profession, and after serving two years as a Canadian Red Cross nurse, has married a Canadian officer. Her present address is 301 Ontario street, Quebec.” A startling piece of news was: “John Heffner, while pouring over his books, absorbed knowledge so fast that the friction caused thereby set him on fire. But he was ‘fired’ from the house before any damage was done.” “Balloons guaranteed never to wear out. Filled with our own hot air. Apply to Flinn, McCormick an d Co." This was surprising, for they never talked much when they were in High School. Probably the “hot air” was furnished by the “Co.” Another advertisement: “Ford planes for sale. Made to run on air, on the ground, or on their ’-ep-utation. H. M. Dague’s Ford Garage, Downingtown, Pa.” When I left Downingtown, I turned westward. As I was passing over a small town in the western part of the State, I again used my telescope. I could see a foot ball field. Laurence Ford was coaching a team. I wonder where he obtained his athletic ability. He was never a foot ball star when he used to play at the “race track.” I reached Pittsburg with no more important events to relate. I had not been in the city more than an hour when I met Christine Weis. I expressed my surprise at seeing her, and she said, “Oh yes, we have been living in Pittsburg for five years. At first, Emerson had a position in the steel mills. But he found the atmosphere too strong. Now he has opened a fish market and has lots of trade.” By the way, Emerson Jr., in the perambulator with her, resembled his father very decidedly. I also learned from Christine that George Pannebaker pccupied the flat above them. After he graduated, he hastened to Pittsburg, and was married within a year, to a Miss Carr, formerly in our class. From there, I went to Chicago. It was lunch time when I came to a restaurant, bearing the sign, “Weldin and Glauner, Bean Eatatorium.” From the number of patrons, I surmised that their business enterprise was a successful one. Next door to the “Bean Eatatorium” was a moving picture house. Posters advertised “The Difficult Decision,” featuring Margaret Powell and Mildred Lamping, “Foxamount” stars. From Chicago, I went south to St. Louis. There I came upon an old mission. I entered and found everything to be quiet. In one corner, Ethel Washington sat, with a class of children surrounding her. I could readily see that she was doing excellent settlement work. When I reached the business section of the city, I noticed a crowd of people entering a building. Every one was discussing the famous lecturer they were to hear. The lecturer was Eugene Bowman. His speech was called, “Practice of Good Conduct.” My flight to San Francisco was a hurried one. On the outskirts of the city, I noticed a large tent. Thinking it was a circus, I descended. I was surprised to see that it was not a circus, but a revival meeting. On a platform was Rev. Lewis Seamon, speaking in loud tones. He was pounding on a table with his fists, in order to make his words more impressive. They claimed him to be a second Billy Sunday. This incessant pounding awakened me from my slumber, and I spent some time in pondering over my strange dream. I can not tell whether or not what I fancied will be the futures of the members of the Class of 1919. I leave that to the judgment of my readers. Some, I hope, will be; others, I know, could not be true.THF CUCKOO 19 iluat a (Ehnrnlatr Jlut Margaret M. Bray, ’20 A glorious June sun was casting its bright rays into the room where May-hell Keifer stood, flooded it with radiant light. But all its beauty was lost upon Maybell. Her sight was blurred by tears and her throat felt swollen. In her hand she held a short note written by her father. As she read it again her memory started to drift from one picture of her father, as she knew him. to another and then another. It drifted back to the time when as a little girl she first remembered him as he came up the path from his business, and how her mother used to greet him at the door. How later they three would eat dinner together and then she and her mother would be left alone, her father going to his private room to work on some books he had brought home with him. Thus it had always been. When her mother died she was 12 years old. From then on life had been lonelier than ever. Her father, stricken by grief over her mother’s death, spent more and more time in his room until at last she saw him only at the evening meal. One day, upon coming home from school, she found that the house next door which had stood idle for some time was open and showed signs of life. The next day people moved into it. The fact that there was some one living near them seemed to lighten Maybell’s lonely feelings just a little. The next week a new boy entered her class at school, and some time later she discovered that the boy lived in the house next to her own. As time went on they became friends. The boy’s name was Tim and he lived with his grandfather, Mr. Pine. His parents had died of a fever when he was quite young. He had traveled much with his grandfather and could tell about the things he had seen. Maybell listened with pleasure to the accounts of his travels. One afternoon she met his grandfather and found him to be a nice old gentleman who had a pleasant smile, and who could tell stories even more interesting than Tim’s. In this way a friendship sprung up which became stronger as time went on. When Maybell was 18 she graduated from High School, standing high in her class, but not quite first, for Tim had held that place of honor. Her father had not come to witness the exercises, but had sent her a large bunch of roses. These, with Mr. Pine’s flowers, seemed dearest to her of all the flowers she received that evening. She had felt a pang of pain because her father had not been there, but then he never went anywhere, so why should she expect him to come. About a month later she was much surprised to hear her father say: “Daughter,” that is what he always called her, “it was your mother’s wish that you should one day go to college, so you had better get ready.” That had ended the affair except that her father had made arrangements for her to enter FairView College, and had taken her there when the term opened. Life here was very new and strange. If it had not been for the letters she received from Mr. Pine and Tim she would have started for home many times. These letters seemed to reach her at the time when she felt most blue. As time went on and the strangeness wore off she found this new life not so bad. after all. The girls were nice and so also were the teachers. Because she knew no other way, she studied hard and soon stood first in her class. This position she held throughout her four years. She heard little of her father except the brief notes which accompanied her check, stating that he was well and very busy. And that he hoped she was well and happy. These notes she used to read sometimes two and three times in the hope that she had overlooked some word of love and the fact that he was lonely without her, but she never found it. Her holidays and vacation she spent at home and although she saw no more of her father than in former years, she enjoyed these days spent at home. Tim.20 THE CUCKOO who was also at college, spent his vacation at home and together they passed many pleasant hours in walking, boating, dancing and other forms of sport. Just after going back to college to enter upon her Junior year she received a sad little note from Tim, saying that his grandfather had died. Maybell had not even known that he was ill. so the news of his death was a great shock. A little later came another letter, saying that Tim had left college and had enlisted in the army, and was preparing to go overseas. Up to this time Maybell had not given the war, which '.ad been going on for some time, a thought. This was due to the fact that her father had not talked of it and Tim’s letters had said little except to tell her when some one she knew had gone over. Now Tim himself was going and she shivered to think of it. From time to time she received letters from him. telling her of the life he was leading. These letters were always interesting, but after Tim had sailed for France they became fewer. From the letters she did receive she learned that Tim was rapidly advancing and the last letter had said that he had been made a first lieutenant. Then she had heard nothing for some time. She wrote to him, however, and had sent him a commencement announcement and a ticket. She sent it because she knew it would please and cheer him. As she addressed it she smiled to think how one time, when they had been talking of the time when they would graduate, he had teas-ingly asked her if she wanted a golden crown for the great event, and she had laughingly told him that a chocolate-pot would do, providing it was nice. She was suddenly aroused from her dream by the fact that it was growing ;lark. Then she remembered the note in ner hand and reread it. It ran: “Daugh-er, very sorry, but I will not be able to :ome for the exercises. I have been detained by business. Do your best. John Keifer.” She sensed a tightening feeling in her throat annd she could hardly keep from crying again. Mechanically she began to get ready for the evening. Time was flying and "he must get to the study hall in time for the march to the auditorium. Just as she was about to leave the room a knock summoned her to the door and a maid handed her a large square box marked, “Handle With Care." She did not have time to open it, so she placed it upon her writing table to be opened later. Upon reaching the study hall she found all but a few of the people there before her. From then on the evening passed like a dream. She gave her address as one in a trance and when a large bunch of flowers was handed to her she took them, expecting to see them disappear at any moment; but these were soon followed by a second and third bunch. At last the diplomas were given, and as she received hers Maybell realized that her college days were almost over. After the exercises Maybell spent a few minutes talking to some of hei friends, then she fled to her room. She wanted to be alone and to cry. As she entered the door she remembered the box, and, going over, she started to open it. It was securely done up and filled with excelsior. Wonderingly, she drew forth a beautiful white china cholocate-pot, artistically decorated with dainty pink flowers. This was followed by 12 small cups and saucers to match. Looking inside the chocolate-pot, she found a card with the name, “Tim Pine.” inscribed upon it. She could have been no more amazed to have seen the entire set take wings and fly than she was to see the name of the sender. How and from where had the gift come? A knock came to the door and upon opening it she was told that some one wanted to see her in the office. Making her way downstairs, she entered the office, and there sat her father and beside him Tim Pine, ready to testify to the reality of it all. “O Daddy, O Tim,” was all she could say, and then when she had gotten her breath: “Daddy, how did you get here, and where did you come from Tim?” “One question at a time, please,” said her father. “To begin with, after I had sent you word that I could not get here I found that my business engagement would not take as long as I had expected. and that I would have time toTHE CUCKOO 21 buy you a few flowers and a little present and catch a train here.” With this he handed her a little box which contained a beautiful gold watch on a bracelet and set with tiny diamond chips. “As for Tim being here,” he went on, “I met him on the train. He told me that he was coming here, so we came together. How he happened to be coming, you will have to ask him.” Tim explained that he had been severely wounded and was unable to write, so that was why Maybell had not heard from him. He had received her letters, however, and had gotten the announcement the day before he was sent home. His ship had landed two days ago, but he had not sent her word because he wanted to surprise her. Her father and he reached there just in time for the exercises. Tim’s wounds had been so severe that he was no longer able to light, but had been sent home to help train men for service. He was on a few hours’ leave and must go back to camp that night. Mr. Keifer said that he would go with him. As she watched them go, Maybell thought how but a few hours before she had been so sad and then in the twinkle of an eye all had been changed to happiness and joy. What a wonderful day this last day at college had been ! That night, when she again looked upon the chocolate set, she smiled as she thought of the soldier boy who had sent it. It is needless to say that the chocolate set one day found its way to a table owned by Maybell and Tim in their home next door to her father’s. n.H.s.- ------- An Unknown ffirrn Anna E. Long, ’19. The stars were shining brightly overhead and it was slowly approaching that hour when ghosts begin their nightly lours, that a young man could be seen going down the street of a rather prosperous town, known as Downingtown. This young gentleman was a huskylooking chap, about five feet four inches tall and weighing about one hundred and fifteen pounds. He was a member of the football team of Downingtown High School. This young athlete was very-much envied by the opposite sex, as he had an abundance of those ornaments which most of the girls had to go to a hair dressing establishment and buy, in order to add a few touches to their personal appearance—curls, beautiful brown curls He was well liked both by the boys and girls as he was renowned for his brilliancy and ability to entertain, bur was continually having the wrath of the teachers let down on his curly head on account of these virtues. He was going quietly along when from out of the darkness in one direction came a trolley car, dashing along at a fairly high speed, on its wayr to West Chester. Just at this moment a large touring car was seen coming from the opposite direction. As it approached the Baptist Church it started across the car track, where—just as it was on the track—the engine stalled. Two young men jumped out of the machine and commenced with frantic efforts to push it off, as the street car was rapidly approaching and the motorman did not seem to see the car just a short distance in front of it. The boys, expecting every minute to have the trolley crash into the automobile, tried unsuccessfully to push the car out of its perilous position and to start the engine. So busy were they in trying to move the car that they had entirely forgotten the two fair damsels who were in it. Their shrieks could be heard for quite a distance, and from all appearances seemed paralyzed, they were so badly frightened. Our hero, seeing the fruitless efforts of the boys who had just about given up hope, and also seeing that the motorman did not intend to stop the trolley altogether (although he had slowed down somewhat), rushed to the rescue. The young men were still trying to push the car to safety, but it did not seem to want to move. The trolley was now within 10 yards of the supposedly doomed car when our hero arrived on the scene. The first thing he did was'i'i THE CUCKOO to take the fair one from the front seat into his strong arms and place her in safety on the sidewalk. Then he rushed back, clasped the other one to his bosom and carried her to a place out of danger. All this only took a very few minutes. Our hero saw that he still had time to help save the machine, so back he went and with one push of his mighty arm shoved the automobile out of the path of the street car. The occupants of the machine had not had time to say a word in those moments of anxiety, but they at last found their voices and thanked the young man who had saved their car and the lives of their companions. The young ladies showered words of thanks and praise on this modest young man, much to the qjiagrin of their es-scorts. With sighs of relief they all climbed into the machine. The boy with those fascinating curls went on down the street and the auto-mbile went on its way. The Downing-town High School students did not know that they had in their midst a really, truly, living hero, because modesty had kept him from ever speaking of that act of heroism. •D.H.S.- -— Urnmatrurtton John E. Heffner, ’id. At the present time the whole world faces the immense task of reconstruction. This is the natural outcome of the recent war, the greatest of all history. Reconstruction requires the cooperation of every nation and for this reason is of a complex nature. In order to carry out a reconstruction policy the world will have to be rebuilt on new standards. These standards fall under three main heads—social, political and commercial. If a comprehensive survey of the question is to be made, each phase of it must be given due consideration. Formerly the caste system was in vogue, particularly in Germany, Austria and Russia. In these countries the lower classes were in a virtual state of bondage and, therefore, supreme authority was vested in the high nobility. Central Europe was in chaos. With such a state of affairs civilization could never advance. A great war between the armed forces of autocracy and those of democracy was inevitable. When the war finally did break out the Central Powers advanced toward the Allies with mighty forces. Time after time they were hurled back and finally they were forced to surrender. Our victory in the war has demonstrated conclusively the inefficiency of any autocratic form of government. Henceforth all mankind must be put on an equal basis. In this way social equality will be an ultimate effect of the war and nations will recognize the fact that “all men are created free and equal.” Only a century ago it was a common practice for nations to ally themselves secretly with other nations in order that they might secure territory by unlawful means. We now know that Germany was guilty of such a procedure. The Hohenzollerns, by intrigue and secret diplomacy, planned to conquer the whole j of Europe, if possible. Now that the German plots have been revealed, all nations look with contempt upon such “secret crimes.” The war has taught us that secret treaties, designed to disturb the political status of the world, are a menace to mankind. In years to come all treaties and diplomacy shall be openly exposed to the deliberations of a world league. Consequently, the political policy of all nations must be altered so as to conform with the principles of democracy. All territorial acquisitions must j insure the safety of the world. The cause for most wars is jealousy. ! Not infrequently this jealousy is the direct outcome of commercial disputes. Commercial competition becomes so keen that jealousy is aroused among the various nations concerned. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, England. France and Germany have sought to outstrip each other in this respect. This was one of the underlying causes of the war The only remedy for aTHE CUCKOO 23 problem of this nature is to remove the causes for the jealousy. Such a task is difficult, but possible. If it is attended with success, reconstruction will progress smoothly and many wars may he prevented. However, reconstruction involves more than the points already discussed. Men of the future will have to be well trained and efficient. This can be ac- complished only by a compulsory education system throughout the world. Only trained men can grasp the meaning of the recent war and the problems arising from it. Future generations will be called upon to complete the stupendous program of reconstruction. If they succeed, the world will be “made safe for democracy.” ahr Dmptian Pauline Starner, ’20. In a front-line trench, “somewhere in France,” Jack Burke and Eugene Morris sat talking in low tones. Everything wras quiet, as in the lull which precedes a storm. And, indeed, a great storm was brewing—a great storm of battle. The boys of the 19th Division were waiting w'ith bated breaths—waiting for the command to send them “over the top” into “No Man’s Land.” It was for this reason that Jack and Eugene, two of the most lively boys of the regiment, were speaking in subdued whispers. Jack Burke wras the only child of a wealthy widow. Previous to the war he had lived with her in their beautiful Southern home along the Potomac. When the call for volunteers to fight for democracy, and to avenge the wrongs of Belgium, came, Mrs. Burke, although all her hopes were centred in Jack, cheerfully gave him into service for his country. Eugene Morris, on the other hand, except for a few distant relatives, was alone in the wrorld. His mother and father had died while he was still young, leaving him in the hands of strangers until he was able to take care of himself. Then had begun a struggle for existence, but by great perseverance he had gradually worked himself upward, until at the opening of the war he was holding an important and well-paying position. But now, although success seemed ready to be grasped, he had renounced all his opportunities in order that he might help “Uncle Sam” teach the Huns a lesson. When Jack and Eugene had met “overseas” they had been mutually attracted to each other, and had become comrades; but now the nearness of death had drawn them into closer relationship than ever before. Jack was telling about his home and mother, and had made Eugene promise to notify his mother should he be among those w-ho would fall in the fight. He in turn promised to notify Eugene’s only living relative should anything happen to him. Just then the fatal command was given, and with a cheer the “boys went over the top.” The drive was over. It had been successful, but oh! with what a loss! The air was rent with the groans of the dying, while many had already gone into the Great Beyond. Among the latter was Jack Burke. He had laid down his life for his country. The Red Cross workers were already hard at work, dragging to safety those who wrere in need of physical aid, and easing the last moments of those mortally wounded. Among those brought to the emergency hospital was Eugene Morris. He had been among the first to reach the enemy’s trench, having been spurred on by seeing Jack fall; but just as victory was within reach he had been knocked down by a shell, exploding almost at his feet. The lower part of his face was shot away, and he certainly was a terrible sight to behold. As soon as he was able to be moved, he was sent back to the base hospital. When Eugene had sufficiently recovered his strength, the surgeon told him of a plan by which his face could regain its former expression. If he would give the doctor a photograph of himself, by grafting skin and necessary joints from other portions of his body, it would be24 THE CUCKOO jossible to mold his features to resemble those on the photograph, thus making him look the same as ever. Eugene was now to face one of the greatest temptations of his life. Among the papers he had taken from his dead comrade’s body was Jack’s picture. Why not give this picture to the surgeon and thus have Jack’s features molded on his face? He could then go back to Mrs. Burke, masquerading as her son. and thus spend the rest of his life in ease and at the same time save Mrs. Burke the sorrow that the knowledge of her son’s death would cause her. All night long he had debated this in his mind, but when morning came he had decided He had chosen the easier way. The operation was more successful than the surgeon had dared hope, and not the old Eugene Morris, but a new Jack Burke, sat or lounged in the convalescent ward. But during the time he had spent in the hospital the armistice had been signed, and on account of his wounds Eugene was among the first to go home. He was half inclined to give up his mad plan, but all his bridges were burned, and he could only go forward. Meanwhile the news of her son’s death had come to Mrs. Burke, and she had suffered greatly. Imagine, then, her surprise when Eugene, whom she took to be Jack, came home! Eugene thought this repaid him for his deceitfulness, but as time went on and Mrs. Burke lavished so much care and love on him his conscience smote him, and one day he confessed all to her. He told her how Jack had fallen nobly among the foremost, and leading up to his own wounds, he told her how he had deceived her. At first Mrs. Burke could not bear the sight of Eugene. But after a time she realized how she would miss him should he go away. So, as she was now alone in the world, she forgave Eugene and they lived as mother and son until her death. nnb thr Unriter {Otrrlrsfl By W. On a small ranch in New Mexico, | about one hundred miles north of El Paso, lived Ned Nester. his father, mother and sister. He was a boy about 16 years of age; his sister Grace was two years younger. War had been threatening with Germany and the people in the West were very much excited about reports of the work of spies in the blast. One morning Ned and Grace started to El Paso for the mail. They rode splendid horses, as their father was fond of fine horses. They rode all day, and, having covered 50 miles, they stopped at a rancher’s house for the night. This rancher was a friend of their father and owned thousands of cattle. Ned did not like this rancher, but did not know why. The rancher’s father and mother had come from Germany. They were rich and no one knew why they left their native country and came to America. The house and barns were made large and strong. The cattle had the best P. H. grass and water in that part of the country. Their cowboys were better fed and clothed than those on the other ranches. They had many visitors, whom no one knew, and also gave banquets to their neighbors. Their name was Strauss and they were respected by the people. The next morning Ned and Grace started for El Paso, arriving there about 5 o’clock in the afternoon. They stayed with their friends named Howards, who had a son of Ned’s age, named Gilbert. Gilbert and Ned were very good friends and talked until late about German spies in the East. The next morning there was great excitement in El Paso, as news had come in the night of the declaration of war with Germany. Ned and Grace got the mail and started home. That night, when they arrived at the home of Mr. Strauss, they were asked for all the news. When they told of the declaration of war significant glances passed from one member of the household to another. The son, Osmond, saidTHE CUCKOO 25 that the United States should have had better sense than to declare war on Germany, who was prepared for war, while the United States was not. When Ned and Grace arrived home late the next afternoon with the mail they told the remark of Osmond about the United States declaring war. Their father said: “No American should say anything like that.” In the fall the neighbors were requested to come to the Strauss ranch for the round-up and branding of the cattle. Ned and his father helped in the round-up and his mother and sister in the house helped to prepare the meals. It lasted about three weeks. One night Ned couldn’t sleep, and got up and went outdoors to walk around a bit. He slept in the bunk-house with the men, although it was a better place than a good many poor homes in America. While he was out walking around he happened to look up at a tower on the house and saw a pole rising out of it. He watched it for a short time and saw someone pulling on a rope and he saw four wires rise to the top. One end of the wires was fastened to the roof and ran up to the top of the pole. He did not know what to think of it until he thought of an article in a magazine of secret wireless stations in America used by German spies to send messages to Germany. He went to bed and when he went home after the round-up he told his father of what he had seen. His father thought he had imagined it, and did not pay any attention to it. He told Grace, and the next time they went for the mail they slipped out of the house and saw it. When they got to El Paso they hunted up a Ranger named Billy Dixon. This Ranger had joined the United States Secret Service at the beginning of the war and had been hunting for this wireless station. He rode back with Ned and Grace and took two pack horses, carrying some boxes tied to their saddles. When they arrived at Ned’s home he asked for the use of a small cabin which was not in use. He took the boxes off the horses and opened them. They contained a wireless set and he set it up in the cabin. That night he caught a strange code message which was sent by some secret wireless station to the one at the ranch of Mr. Strauss. In a week he got fifty Rangers and made a raid on the Strauss ranch and captured several spies who lived in the tower. No one knew what would become of the Strauss ranch until one day a man rode into Nestor’s and gave Ned a letter. When Ned opened the letter he found that the Strauss ranch was given to him by the Government of the United States for his help, in capturing the spies. A glutting arip Loweu, H. Fisher. It was on a bright October Sunday that a party of five of us left Downing-town by automobile for a gunning trip to the mountains. We had all our luggage strapped to the running board of the car. This included our clothes, shoes and shotguns. We also took two large white and brown setter dogs with us. These slept on the floor of the auto for a greater part of the journey. Just before dark we arrived at a town called La Porte, which is the county seat of Sullivan county. The roads were very bad at this point, as they had had some snow a week previous. On this account we thought it advisable to go no farther. As we would have had to go deep into the mountains to find any game worth while, we decided to stay at the County Seat Inn for the night. The following morning (Monday) we proceeded to Franklin county, where we had been hunting the previous seasons. We made the trio without mishap and arrived at a small town named Rox-bury just in time to do justice to a good supper. This town is situated at the foot of a large mountain. Back of this mountain are several other mountains which have very narrow valleys between them. The town has a population of about three hundred people and has one hotel, at which place we stopped. A greatTHE CUCKOO number of the men are in the lumber business and go far back into the mountains to cut timber and haul it each day. As everyone was tired that evening, we all retired eaily. All arose early the next morning, and after a hasty breakfast set out with dogs and guns into the mountains. Soon we separated, three going in one direction and two in another. That day we saw no pheasants and no turkeys and were greatly disappointed. The following day was Wednesday, the opening of the rabbit season, so we decided to hunt rabbits. We found rabbits plentiful, but turned our attentoin to shooting woodcock. We had some great sport, as they would not fly far when scared up. No one seemed good enough a shot to hit any, no matter how hard he tried. In the afternoon we came to a covey of quail. We succeeded in getting but four out of the lot. It was great fun to watch the dogs when they would come near a bird. As soon as they smelled it. their tails would straighten and their bodies become stiff, pointing towards the bird. They would stand in this position until someone came to their aid. The following day (Thursday) was spent in the mountains hunting pheasants, but no luck, as usual. The natives said the pheasants seemed very scarce that year, due to so many enemies. That day, while crossing from one mountain to another, three of us came to a stream, knee deep with water and about 25 feet wide. We could not jump across, as there were no stones, and the nearest bridge two miles away, so we decided to wade. Everyone was wet up to the waist. We built a fire and dried our shoes and clothes. When we went to put on our shoes every pair split, as we had gotten them too near the fire and driven all the oil out of the leather, making it ery brittle. That evening we were informed that some wild ducks had stopped on a dam nearby. The next morning we proceeded to the spot and had some fine shooting. We succeeded in getting but one, as all the rest flew too high for shot to take effect. The remaining days of the week we hunted very little, but played pinochle at the hotel. We all left for home on Sunday, shortly before dinner. We had enjoyed the week’s outing very much. We hope for another trip soon, with more game to hunt. — -D.H.S.- — Jlalriut John E. Heffner, ’19. Andy Brown and his parents lived in Bristol, a small town situated in the western part of our State. Andy’s father was not in the best of health, and for this reason he was unable to work. As a result, Andy was compelled to leave school at an early age. and secure j employment in Bristol’s only manufacturing establishment, a large shoe factory. Here he obtained a position as office-boy. With the money thus earned he was able to support his parents comfortably. However, Andy was not destined to remain in such a position for any considerable length of time. He studied at evening assiduously, and in this way mastered the rudiments of knowledge. His perseverance and diligence won the respect of all those whom he met. In addition, he proved to be a capable office-boy. All of his friends predicted a brilliant future for him. During Andy’s second year with the firm the sales manager resigned. The firm was literally swamped with applications for the position, and, at last, they decided to hold a competitive examination. Andy had been anxiously awaiting such a chance, and decided to try for the position. He received the highest mark in the examination, and duly became sales manager. In this position he served the firm to the best of his ability. Andy was now holding a responsibleTHE CUCKOO 27 position. He received an excellent salary. by means of which he could support his parents more easily than ever. At the same time he was saving his money ‘'for a rainy day.” At the age of 21 years he was a prosperous young business man. In April, 1917, we declared war on Germany. In order to secure enough fighters, Congress passed the draft law. This law affected all men between the ages of 21 and 31. Andy Brown had reached his seniority only a few months previous to the declaration of war. He intended to ask for exemption from military service on account of the dependence of his parents upon him. Besides, he thought that he could render more aid to his country at home than abroad in the service of his country. Andy was notified by the local draft board to appear for examination, as his number was one of the first drawn at Washington. Simultaneously the news came to America that hundreds of our own soldiers and marines had given up their lives at Chateau-Thierry in order to save Paris from the onslaughts of the Germans. As soon as he heard this news, Andy changed his whole attitude toward the war. He decided that he could best serve his country by fighting side by side with other brave American boys, who were willing to lay down their lives for democracy. This decision meant much to Andy, but his parents were willing that he should join the ranks of Uncle Sam, and that settled the matter entirely. In a few days Andy was given the examination by a medical inspector, and passed. The next week he was to leave for Camp Meade. Before going he had a lengthy interview with the head of the factory, who told him that if he (Andy) ever came back his position would be open for him. Andy also made arrangements for the upkeep of his parents during his absence. His father said. “My son, I am proud of you. My prayer is that you shall return safely to your home.” The day came for the journey to Camp Meade. Along with Andy there were eight other young men. As the train left the station there were tears in the eyes of the great crowd who had come to give the boys a rousing send-off. Then, with a mighty cheer, the assemblage bade farewell to their patriotic sons. Andy arrived at the camp late in the evening. With several other comrades he spent the night in the temporary barracks. The next day he received his uniform and other military accessories. The officers at once recognized Andy’s ability and made him a corporal. Andy stayed at this camp for five weeks. Then, as a member of the 79th Division, he sailed for France. Further training was received at Chaumont. Here the division trained for almost five months. At the end of this period orders were received to go to the front. Andy’s squad of men was anxious to face the Germans. They were initiated into warfare at the battle of Soissons. This engagement was a very bloody one, but Andy and his comrades did not receive a scratch. The Germans were repulsed at this place. A few weeks later Andy’s men figured in the battle of Avignon. Although the Germans were defeated, they killed many of our men. Andy and Bob Miller, a private in Andy’s squad, were wounded, Andy being wounded in the left arm while carrying a sergeant to safety. The sergeant was mortally wounded. As for Andy, he had to be carried to the nearest base hospital. When he had fully recovered the war was over. He was sent home immediately and in March, 1919, secured his honorable discharge. As soon as he received his discharge Andy resumed his former occupation at Bristol. His parents are still living and are very happy in the home provided by their son. -••D.H.S. —THE CUCKOO Vol. I Downingtown, Pa., May, 1919 No. 3 GEORGE A. PANXEBAKER, ’19, Editor-in-Chief. EMERSON X. GLAUNER, '19, Business Manager. W. GORDON CARPENTER. ’19. Asst. Business Manager MARGARET M. BRAY, ’20, Associate Editor. JOHN E. HEFFNER, '19. Literary Editor. CHARLES E. FERNALD, ’19, Athletic Editor. KATHRYN B. HESS, ’20, Exchange Editor. ANNA E. LONG, '19, Alumni Editor. OLIVE MILLER, ’20, Joke and Class Notes Editor. ROBERT B. TAYLOR MISS ANNA M. ROG K F. GEES f acuity Advisors. Published periodically by the students of the Downingtown High School. Price, 15 cts. Regular Number; 25 cts. Special Number. All advertisements an l other business matters should be addressed to the Business Manager iEMtnnals The war is over and victory is ours. The excitement is past and the boys are coming home. With these facts before us our interest begins to decline and soon we fall back into our former modes of living and are willing to look upon the war as a thing of the past, no longer to he considered. But is this altogether true? It is as far as the war being over is concerned, but that is all. If we would stop to think we would realize that all is not ended with the stopping of the war. In fact the end of the war marks the beginning of what is commonly called the “Reconstruction Period.’’ We are now entering upon this oeriod. At present there are many great problems before the Government. Problems which will take a lot of time and skillful management in order to be successfully solved. When completed this work of reconstruction will better our country to such an extent that a state of improvement of about 80 per cent will be reached. All this as has before been said will take time. And then again we have before us a problem equally as great as that of reconstruction, and which must be coped with at the present time. Namely, the matter of getting positions for our boys who are returning. When war was declared these boys went forth to fight for us. They went tp fight to defend our rights and protect and retain for us our homes and our country. We saw them go and felt grateful to them for going. We even promised to give them back their positions when they returned. Now they are returning and where is that promise we made them? They have given all for us, some gave their very lives and what are we going to give them? That is the problem we have to consider. Let us take it up and carry it to a successful end, and not disappoint our boys in the way one returned soldier boy writes of when he says: O, ’twas Yankee this, and Yankee that, and “Yankee, ataboy!” But its “Awful sorry, Yankee,” from the people who employ. Do not, therefore, think because the war is over, that is the end of it. Do your part and get the boys a job.THE CUCKOO 29 GRADUATION When upon life’s highway We at last must start, When with dear old classmates We at last must part; We are not so joyful As we thought we’d be For the good, old times of school life. In our memory’s eye we see. As upon life’s way we’re starting, And our hearts feel a throbbing pain; How urgently we desire To Ire back in school again. But the time for us at last has come In this world to do our part, So let us each his share begin, And not shirk from the start. ------------------ THE LAST NUMBER. It is customary for the last number of school magazines and papers to be entirely taken up by affairs relating to seniors or nearly so. However, on account of tbe small size of the senior class and the CUCKOO being new, it was thought best to let it stay in the form of the regular number. Nevertheless. we hope that in years to come the CUCKOO will have r ".urely senior number at commencement time as most other school papers h vc. —•••D.H.S. — IN PARTING. The staff wishes to take this opportunity to thank every one in the school, alumni, faculty and town who has helped in any way to make our new school paper a success. Whether you wrote a story for the CL1CKOO, gave an ad, helped with suggestions, or bought a magazine, we assure you we appreciate your i iterest and ask you to do as good next year. if the CUCKOO has been a success you are the ones deserving the credit. The staff can only arrange and correct material which is furnished by you. In the same way if the CUCKOO is a failure you should be the ones to blame. After this issue we lay down our tools, so to speak, and pass on to some other work. It remains for the staff next year to take up the job where we left off. If we have made mistakes, which naturally we have, may they profit by them and make the CUCKOO better in years to come. We pledge you our support even though we are not with you next year and promise not to forget the CUCKOO which first appeared when we were seniors in D. H. S.THE CUCKOO 31 NEWS The regular meeting of the Down-ing-YVills Literary Society was held Friday afternoon, March 21, I9t9. in the High School Auditorium. After the president had called the meeting to order and after the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting, the following program was rendered: Miss Kathryn Hess first gave 11s a contrast of old and new music. This was given in her usual entertaining manner. The resume, by Mr. George Bousum furnished the audience with some up-to-date information upon current events. The recitation by Miss Olive Miller, entitled ‘'.Mrs. Malone’s Letter,” was given in a very pleasing manner and was greatly enjoyed by all. The oration by Mr. Eugene Bowman, entitled ‘‘Devotion to Duty,” showed careful preparation and was given in a forceful manner. The piano duet, by Miss Helen Pollock and Miss Helen Haines, was much enjoyed by all. as was shown by the hearty applause. Next came the debate: Resolved, That Washington Rendered More Service to His Country than Lincoln. The affirmative was upheld by Miss Emma Boyce and Miss Mildred Peck-ett. The negative by Mr. Charles Pollock and Mr. Walter Raudenbush. 'I lie decision of both the judges and the house was in favor of the affirmative. 1 his was followed by the Sentiment Roll by the Sophomore class, and music followed by the Senior class, which was up to the usual high standard. Miss Bailor then made some very helpful corrections and suggestions. The meeting then was adjourned. ------♦D.H.S.- ------ On Friday evening. May 2, 1919, the Junior class gave a banquet in honor of the Senior class. The program was opened with music, followed by a short play by the Juniors, entitled “Bargain Day at Bloom-stein's.'' After this the classes formed in line and marched to the Lutheran Church, the Juniors going first as far as the door of the church, where the line divided allowing the Seniors to pass through into the church, where the banquet was served. This was followed by toasts, informal. "I he re-mainded of the evening was spent in dancing in the High School. ------♦P.H.S.- -— The Senior Box Social On Thursday evening,April 24.11 box social was given by the Senior class for the benefit of the Victrola Fund. A large number of High School members, teachers and outside guests were present. The first part of the evening was spent in singing songs that are old and dear to all of us. This was followed by auctioning off the boxes provided by the girls. This proved to be interesting and exciting. Mr. Moyer acted as auctioneer. Bidding was fast and high, prices ranging from one dollar to three dollars and fifty cents. When all the boxes were sold the boys opened them and found the name of the girl who had prepared it inside. Many pleasant surprises were realized. The couples then went to the Senior room to eat. I he remainder of the evening was spent in dancing, music being furnished bv the new Victrola. The social went down in the memory of all as a most enjoyable evening. ------ D.H.S. ------ The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in the High School Auditorium Friday afternoon, Aoril 4, 1919. Mr. George Pannebaker. the president pro tern., called the meeting to order, and after the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting the following program was rendered: The first number, music by the Senior Male Quartet, was well rendered and appreciated by all. The resume, by Miss Marvenia Miller, was full of news of national and local interest, while the recitation by Miss Mary Bicking was humorous and enjoyed by the audience, as shown by the applause. The Book Review, in32 THE CUCKOO which Miss Myrtle Good substituted for Miss Ola Good, was well given and interesting. The next number was the debate: Resolved. That Manual Training be substituted f -r Athletics in the Downing-town High School. The affirmative was ably upheld by Miss Anna Wharry and Mr. Horace Carpenter, who substituted for Miss Anna Townsley, and Mr. Ira Knauer and the negative by Miss Pauline Starner and Miss Virginia Clark, who substituted for Mr. Charles Cain. The decision of both the judges and- the house was unanimously in favor of the negative. After the debate was the sentiment roll, by the Freshrr an class, and following this the audience was favored with a vocal duet by Miss Esther Ax and Miss Olive Miller, which was very well rendered. The critics, reported by Miss Williams, contained some good criticisms on the different numbers. The meeting was then adjourned. EXCHANGE Since publishing our first issue our list of exchanges has been growing steadily. However, we would welcome many more publications from other schools to our list. Should we fail to acknowledge any exchange sent to us it will probably be due to the fact that the exchange has reached us after all our material has gone to press. We would appreciate comment on our paper from others. Only a few of the publications reaching us mention The Cuckoo in their Exchange Departments. Are we not worthy of acknowledgment? “The Archive,” Northeast High School, Philadelphia. Pa—Your paper is very well arranged and your Literary section, especially, is to be commended. We would advise more , poetry of the same class as that which | was in your last number. "The Helios,” Central High School, Grand Rapids. Mich.—As we expected. “The Helios is up to its usual high standard. Our only criticism of your paper is—it is not half long enough to suit us: 200 pages would be about right. “The Brown and White,' Greens-burg High School, Greensburg, Pa.— Your cover design is especially clever. Your stories are good—well, altogether we like your paper very much. “The Monitor,” New Castle High School, New Castle, Pa.—You certainly have a fine Class Notes Department. but why so little on your Alumni page? We wish we had some of your “Spring Fever." By the way, did you receive any of our issues? "The Garnet and Gray," Lansdowne ; High School, Lansdowne, Pa.—We ! like the cover on your April issue. Why not begin your "Exchanges” ; and “Class Notes” at the top of the page with a more prominent heading, and why “sandwich” your "Athletics” between your “Class Notes”? The cuts of your basketball team are good. “The Oracle,” Gloversville High School, Gloversville, N. Y.—Is there any especial significance in the shade of the cover on your April issue? Perhaps it is an imitation of Mrs. Wilson's favorite shade for dress materials. The manner in which the story on page three starts seems abrupt to us. Why not have a "Literary Department” heading? Otherwise you suit us. “The Red and Black." Boys’ High School, Reading, Pa.—Every one here who has read your Easter issue speaks well of it. Have you received the first two issues of 1 he Cuckoo? “The White and Gold,” Woodbury High School, Woodbury, N. J.—T he cover of your Spring Number is very pleasing and we welcome you to our “fold.” Your material is well organized and your Exchange Department is exceptionally good. It might have been better to have had your two pages of cartoons farther apart than on consecutive pages and facing, so as to distribute the humor. Please come again. Received too late for critisicm: “The Mirror,” Central High School, Philadelphia Pa.: "Impressions,” Scranton 1 Central High School, Scranton, Pa.THE CUCKOO 3;i EIGHTH GRADE The Advancement Exercises of the Eighth Grade will take place in the High School Auditorium on Wednesday evening. May 21, 1919. The public is cordially invited to attend: no tickets are given out, but all are assured a hearty welcome. Those who have attended in former years pronounce it one of the finest attractions of our commencement week. The class numbers thirty-seven, twenty-two of whom are boys. Since they outnumber the girls, they have been given some of the most important parts on the program. The class motto is, “I’ll try and I will.” Names of the Class Eugene Foster, Valedictorian: Mary J. Dowlin, Salutatorian; Martha R. Larkin, C. Paul Hoffman, Floyd Cris-man, Joseph Huggins, George Irwin, Wesley Schubert. James Tinsman. Walter Townsley, Clifton Walton, William Wheatley, Walter Wood, Jr., Theodore White, Frank Miley, Thos. M anion, Phoebe Butler, Betty Kerr, Liillian Perry, Alice McCuen, Jennie Lindsey, Natalie Pollock, Libby Deitz, Clara Miller, Caroline DeProspero, Paul Ezrah. Those who take finals are: Vernon Bentley, Louis Black, Alton Connell, Raymond Brookover. Lewis Laird. John Maxwell, Earl Sullivan, Elizabeth Englerth, Elizabeth Brogan. Jessie Terramin, Marian Davidson. —♦D.H.S.- -— May Day By Floyd W. Crisman We see that summer is drawing near. The voices of thousands of birds we hear; Blackbirds and robins are doing their best To build a cozy little nest For their young ones, till they can fly. Then won’t they be glad? Oh, my! The pasture fields are vivid green, Such a beautiful color you’ve never seen; The hard-working farmer is planting his corn. Till late at night, from early morn. Every one loves this month of May, While the grass is making hay. In June the oxheart cherries are ripe, The boys club them with all their might; They divide equally, or else there’s a fight. This is the end of my summer poem. Talk it over, and say what you think. For the boys tell me I have wasted my ink. —♦D.H.S.- — Mary, are there any eggs in the chicken house?” “No, Ma, only the ones the chickens use as patterns.” —►D.H.S.- — Gentleman (hunting a new chauffeur) —“I suppose I can write to your last employer for your character?” Chauffeur—“Sorry, sir, but my last employers died in my service.” Employer—“Can you write shorthand?” Wm. Barrett (hunting position as stenographer)—"Oh. yes, only it takes me longer.” — -D.H.S.- -— Johnny—“Which is right, 6 and 7 are or 6 and 7 is?” Johnny’s father—“6 and 7 are." Johnny—“Wrong, my teacher says 6 and 7 equal 13." —►d.h.s.- -— Teacher—“Can any little boy tell me what is meant by ‘divers diseases’?” Harry—“Yes, teacher: I know.” Teacher—“Well, Harry?” Harry—“Please, teacher: fish bites.” —••D.H S. «— “Did you follow my advice?” “Why—er—yes; but I didn’t quite catch up with it.” —-••D.H.S.- — An announcement given in chapel— “There will be a short teachers’ meeting tonight after school." (That’s a queer meeting—it must mean Miss Williams and Miss Bailer.)THE CUCKOO fK LUM N I The Alumni notes for this issue will he a continuation of those in the last number. The whereabouts of some of the members of the classes 1916 and 1915 follow: ’17.—Thomas Brogan is a U. S. Marine, stationed at Paris Island, S. C. '17.—Naomi Benner, one of the teachers of her class, is teaching at Glendale School. ’17.—Marian Young has graduated from Miss Martin’s Business School, and is now working in Chester, Pa. ’16—Ralph Young has been discharged ftom the army. He recently returned from “over there.” ’16—Kathryn Yocum is attending the West Chester State Normal School. ’16—Clara Byerly is a student at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa. ’16—Roy Glauner is employed at the Downingtown Iron Works. ’16—Dorothy Miller is training for a nurse at the Joseph Price Hospital, Philadelphia. Pa. ’16—Charles Way and Mark Ranck have both accepted positions in the Midvale Steel and Ordnance Company, Coatesville. Pa. ’16—Robert Simmons is in the United States Marine Corps and is stationed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. ’16—Mabel Tyson is taking a course in Miss Dixon’s Business School, Downingtown. Pa. Those from the class of ’16 who have accepted positions as typists in the offices of the Midvale Steel and Ordnance Company are: Violet Weimer, Anna Fierce and Helen Parker. ’16—Bertha Roberts is a tvpist in the office of the Downingtown Freight Station. ’16—J. Harlan Powell is still in the service and is stationed at West Point. New York. ’16—Rachael Pollock is a student at the West Chester State Normal School. ’16—Harold Keech is married and lives in Philadelphia. ’16—Bernadine Burgess is a typist in Griffith’s Hardware Store. ’16—Paul Dague is in the United States Marine Corps and is stationed at Cuba. T6—Pauline Greth is now Mrs. Wilson Bicking and lives with her parents in East Downingtown. Pa. ’16—Charles Crossley is a student at Lafayette College, Easton. Pa. ’16—Roberta Hoskins is a typist in the office of the Philadelphia Electric Company. ’16—John Gray is in the United States Navy and is stationed at Newport News, Va. '16—Elizabeth Baker has accepted a position at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen. Md. ’16—Don Lee Hartman is now living at Erie. Pa. ’16—Elizabeth McFadden is a typist in the office of the Downingtown Manufacturing Company. ’16—Hannah Hughes, one of the teachers of the class, is now teaching at the Union School, Pa. ’15—Helen Smith has accepted a position with the Midvale Steel and Ordnance Company. ’15—Harry Raudenbush is with the Army of Occupation in Germany. ’15—Sadie E. Reynolds is a typist in the office of the Austin Bicking Sons Paper Company. ’15—Edward Oberholser is at home, working on his father’s farm. ’15—Mildred Stauffer is taking a course at the Drexel Institute, Philadelphia. Pa. ’15—Francis Sheehy is in the Shipping Department of the Midvale Steel and Ordnance Company. ’15—Ada Smith is now Mrs. Edgar Powell and lives at home with her mother. ’15—Charles Philips is now working at the Lukens Steel Plant, Coatesville. Pa. ’15—Grace Keim has been graduated from the West Chester State Normal School and is now teaching in the Coatesville Schools.THE CUCKOO3b THE CUCKOO SPORTS The Athletics of this year are concluded in this issue, after having finished cne of the most creditable as well as most interesting seasons in the history of our school. D. H. S., 45; Rothsville, 27. March 15, 1919. A large band of rooters accompanied the visiting team here on Saturday, March 15. Our varsity team was victorious in a well-played game, but was not supported by the High School students. If the High School expects to have a champion basketball team it must be supported by the High School students. The score at the end of the first half was 21 to 19, with Rothsville pulling in the lead. The second half our boys kept their opponents from caging any field goals. The final score was 45-27. The line-up: D. H. S. Rothsville. G. P. G. Francella .. 8 F. 0 . .. Stauffer (Capt.) F'isher 6 F. 6 Haines .... 0 C. 2 Risser Dolbey .... 1 G. i Cain. Capt. . 3 G. 0 Huber Sub.—Sharp. 1 C. Foul goals —Cain. 7 out of 14; Landis, 9 out of 17. Referee—M oran. D. H. S., 46; Phi Sigma Kappa, 30. March 7, 1919. The Phi Sigma Kappa team, from the Franklin and Marshall College, of Lancaster, suffered defeat at the hands of our varsity team on the home floor by the score of 46-30. The line-up follows: D. H. S. Phi Sigma Kappa. FYancella .. G. P. G. 7 F .2 Fisher 7 F. 1 .... VVitmer Haines 2 C. 3 Wangaman Dolbey .... 2 G. 4 ... .Powers Cain, Capt. . 1 G. 3 Madison Foul goals- —Cain, 8; Powers, 4. Referee—Moran. —•••D.H.S.- — D. H. S.-Narberth. Our varsity team journeyed to Nar-berth on March 14 by automobile and were defeated by the Narberth team by the score of 58 to 35. The line-up: D. H. S. Narberth. G. P. G. Francella .. 10 F. 10 Dickie Fisher 1 F. 7 .... Jenkins Ford 2 C. 3 Ward Cain, Capt. . 0 G. 0 .... Marmin Dolbey 0 G. ‘ .... Harsch Foul goals—Cain, 9; Dickie, 14. Referee—Arnold. Foot Ball Teamas THE CUCKOO D. H. S., 35; Coatesville, 16. March 11), 1919. On Wednesday evening, March 19, our hoys’ and girls’ varsity teams met their rivals from Coatesville on the home door. The bleachers in the gymnasium were tilled to overflowing, and standing room was very scarce. The girls' game was very exciting throughout, the score being very close at certain stages of the game. The final score was 10 to 9. I he hoys’ game, after the first half, was nearly one-sided. Our team, by their wonderful passing, fairly ran away from their opponents. When the whistle blew the score stood 35-16. The large crowd went home satished, after having seen our varsity teams victorious over their neighboring rivals in two of the most sensational games of the season. The line-ups were as follows: BOYS. D. H. S. Coatesville. G. P. G. Francella .. 5 F. 1 .. Robinson Fisher 4 F. 1 Evans Sharp 2 C. 2 . Shanneman Cain, Capt. . 1 G. 0 Gilbert Dolbey i G. 0 Morris t ub.—Pearl. Field goals—Cain, 11; Robinson, 2: Evans, 2; Shanneman, 8. Referee—Moran. GIRLS. D. 11. S. Coatesville. Townsley F.... Toomey Wharry F.... ... McKinney Miller C.... Daylor Hess S. C... Scott Rometsch G.... Lowry Yolm G.... Segal Subs.—Bicking, Good. Soule, Atkinson. Field goals—Townsley, 2; Whar-ry, 1; Toomey, 1; Good, 1; McKinney, 1. Foul goals—Wharry, 2; Toomey, 4; McKinney, 1. Referees—Miss As-head and Miss Williams. —«-D.H.S.-»— A game was scheduled with the Media High School team for March 21, on the home floor. Media, however, did not appear, and our varsity team played the All-Stars. The game was one-sided throughout, the final score being 60-35, in our boys’ favor. On March 28 our varsity team was victorious over the Elizabethtown arsity team on the home floor by the score of 41-27. —•••D.H.S.- — Review of the Basketball Season. Our varsity basketball team has just finished one of the most successful seasons since basketball has held a place on the sport calendar of the school. In all twenty-three games were played, of which fourteen were won and nine lost. This is a good record, when it is realized that some of the strongest school teams in Eastern Pennsylvania were met. It is a far better record than any other Chester county team has been able to achieve, and the boys on the team and the student body are highly satisfied with the season's work. While there has not been a weak member on the team, two of the players merit special expressions of commendation. Fisher and Francella, the two speedy forwards, have been the bulwark of the team. Their offensive work has been productive of 195 field goals. In the nineteen games he participated in Francella scored 115 field goals, and Fisher, his partner, in twenty games scored 80 field goals. Capt. Cain did great work from the foul line, and chalked up 175 foul goals, which, with 45 field goals, made him the high scorer for the season. In no game was Francella prevented from scoring, three goals being his lowest mark. Fisher was shut out in only three games, Coatesville, Parkesburg and Swarthmore. The scores of the twenty-three games were as follows: Downingtown, 14; Parkesburg, 18. Downingtown, 24; Alumni, 42. Downingtown, 41; Berwyn, 14. Downingtown, 33; Phoenixville, 21 Downingtown, 23; Kennett Square 41. Downingtown, 25; Oxford, 19. Downingtown, 36; Kennett Square 15. Downingtown, 29: Coatesville, 34. Downingtown, 41; Williamson Reserves, 12.THE CUCKOO 39 Downingtown, 39; Parkesburg, 19. Downingtown, 23; Roman Catholic, 20. Downingtown, 35; Wilmington Friends, 57. Downingtown, 48; Brown Prep, 41. Downingtown, 30; Rothsville, 33. Downingtown, 77; Oxford, 5. Downingtown, 24; Swarthmore, 37. Downingtown, 65; Phoenixville, 14. Downingtown, 40; Phi Sigma Kappa, 30. Downingtown, 35; Narberth, 58. Downingtown, 45; Rothsville, 27. Downingtown, 35; Coatesville, 16. Downingtown, 00; All-Stars, 35. Downingtown, 41; Elizabethtown, 27. Games Field Foul Total Cain, Capt., G. .22 45 175 205 Francella, I r 19 115 9 239 Fisher, F.. 20 90 3 169 Sharp, C... 14 24 3 51 Haines, G.. 10 18 0 36 Dolbey, G.. 17 14 0 28 Ford. F... . 12 0 24 Bray, G... . 0 2 o Powell, C.. 8 0 2 2 —••D.H.S.- -— Track. On Tuesday evening, March 1, a meeting of the candidates for the track and baseball teams was called by Mr. Moyer. A large number of boys assembled in the auditorium after school, but Mr. Way, our coach, failed to appear. The meeting was then postponed to the following evening. Mr. Way being present the following evening, plans were begun for the coming season. Mr. Moyer gave the boys a very useful talk, followed by a strong appeal of Mr. Way, asking the boys of the high school for their support of the track and baseball teams. After practicing faithfully for many nights the final try-outs were held on Monday, April 21. The following team was chosen to participate in the mile relay event at the University of Pennsylvania track meet on April 26: John I- rancella, Harry Haines, Wilmer Dolbey and Charles Pollock. Although our boys got fifth place in their event and did not come away from the Penn relays with any banners or cups, they deserve credit for the manner in which they participated in their event. The time of our boys was 3.47 4-5 minutes. Aroused by their defeat, they are preparing for victory at the Play Festival and Glen Mills I rack Meet, to be held on May 10. Our track team also expects to participate in the annual track meet held at West Chester State Normal School on May 17. At a recent meeting of the letter girls of the basketball team, the captain and managers were elected for next year. This year’s captain, Madeline Rometsch, was re-elected; Anna Wharry received the position of finance manager, wf-i - Margaret ohn was elected as schedule manager. ------♦D.H.S.- ------ j o k e s [Editor’s Note—'I he following incident. which occurred recently in Mc-barland’s jewelry store, was carefully concealed from the editors of The Cuckoo. But the joke was too good to be kept quiet and Emerson really wanted to have it in the paper so he substituted the names of Harold and Ruth for Emerson and Chrissie and handed the joke to the “Boss.” The Boss saw through the plot in an instant; attached the proper names and here you are.] Emerson, upon joining the R. O. of R. H., (translated: Royal Order of Rum Hounds) wished a pin of said order and said as much to Chrissie, who. being very flush at the time, decided to buy him one. So they journeyed to one of our leading jewelries and as they were entering the store the young lady in attendance ran for the diamonds, saying to Emerson “What price diamond do you wish?” and to Chrissie, "What setting do you prefer, tiffany or plain?” and Emerson and Chrissie both blushed very much and Emerson managed to stain mer, “Neither, thank you. At least, not just yet.”40 THE CUCKOO (Mass Notes Seniors. G. A. P. (in the library)—“Who’s librarian this period?” Pauline S—“I ain." G. A. P.—“Sign me up for ‘Life.’” —-—D.H.S.—— A sequel to Byron’s work, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,” called “Child Harold’s Pilgrimage to Downingtown,” has been published. ——D.H.S.—— Found in the laboratory: Dear Anne, Meet me at Perry’s shoe store tonight and I will toe you in the harbor. Goodby, George. ——D.H.S.—— Inquisitive—“George, how did you get that lump on your head ?” George—“I bit it.” Inquisitive—“Bit it! Well, how?” George—“Oh, I stood on a chair.” ——d.h.s.—— Margaret Powell certainly must love company. She has a Guest nearly every night. —-D.H.S.—— Found on a senior paper in chemistry: “Food preservatives are harmful to the indigestive system.” ——D.H.S.—— Mr. Taylor to Harold, who was talking rather excitedly to Johnnie: “You seem to be excited. Harold. Take your seat or I’ll tell Ruth.” —-D.H.S.— Mr. Taylor in Chemistry Class—“I think we ought to have more H around here.” Bright Senior—“I think we have enough.” ——D.H.S.—— Margaret Powell, quoting poetry in English Class— “God’s ‘puppies’ are we, best and worst. There is no last or first.” -—D.H.S.-— We wonder how George Pannebaker can manage to raise a moustache in Latin class. Juniors. Why does Esther sing so well? Esther Hath-a-way. ——D.H.S.—— A Junior—“Wilson Harvey is rather thin, isn’t he?” Another—“Skinny! Well. I should say. Why, the other day he was standing sideways and Miss Bailer marked him absent.” —•••!).— English Teacher—“Mary, what stories do you like that Scott wrote?” Mary—“Love stories.” ----D.H.S.—— Anna Hoopes, reading a composition —“Her eyes threw out sparks of love.” —••D.H.S.- — If Jean Shubert was running for a car. would she ‘hurry Cain”? —••D.H.S.- '— Arundel—“Next year is Leap Year. I am going to propose to some one.” Peg—“Who?” Arundel—“Ask John Heffner where he will be next year.” —■••D.H.S.- 1— This is the message John received from "Dot” by telegraph: “I hear you calling me.” —♦D.H.S.- -— Anna Wharry in debate—“How many girls are out, how many boys? Not many, I know; I’ve been out every night.” —-••D.H.S.- — Mr. Taylor to Geometry Class—“All pupils! Now don't forget to hand two tables in tomorrow and don’t forget to put your feet on them.” —-D.H.S.- -— Junior—“Mary, you ought to keep on the right side of the boy who writes you those nice letters.” Mary Eppehiemer—“lhat is the aim of my life.” —♦D.H.S.—— Someone opened the door of the room where the Juniors were having English. They wanted to know what the noise was, but they soon closed it when they heard John Bray.THE CUCKOO 41 Sophomore. Mr. Taylor, taking the roll, asked— “Who is absent?” Virginia replied — “Carroll and Charles.” Mr. Taylor—“Yes, hut Walter is here.” Why did Virginia blush? —- D.H.S.- — Gilbert, giving an example of a compound sentence—“The boy ran down the street and the girl ran after him. —- D.H.S.-»— Helen to Gilbert—“Do you know that you look like an animal?” Gilbert—“No. Why?” Helen—“Because you have such a ‘dear’ face.” —- D.H.S.- — Helen, in Botany Class—“I have a flower that resembles a bull’s mouth.” Teacher—“What is it?" Helen—“A cowslip.” —- D.H.S.- — Carrol McClure, reading Caesar— “When the enemy was rooted—” — D.H.S.- — Found on a zoology examination paper—“Clams live on the back of sponges.” —- D.H.S.-»— Great excitement prevailed among the boys of the botany class the day the hike was suddenly declared off. Three of them waited on’ Mr. Taylor outside the office at noon, and it is rumored they carried dangerous articles hidden in their coat sleeves. V hy the boys were so excited because Marvenia could not accompany the class on the hike is what we want to know. —♦ D.H.S.- — Fresh men. The Freshman Class is considering publishing a new edition of a dictionary. Here are some of the definitions they will use: Squalor—A person who is loud. Jugular—One who'juggles. Finance—A friend or lover. —- d.h.s.- — Teacher—“Marjorie, what is the windpipe ?” Marjorie Lafave—“The windpipe is part of the alimenta-y ranal.” Miss Williams—“Theresa in the sentence. ‘The boy who came.’ what is the case of who?” Theresa Francella—“Boy.” —- D.H.s.- — Dr. Hutchinson was leaving Miss Williams’ room after examining the Freshmen when Sara Baen, reading in “Treasure Island,” said: “That doctor’s done me.” —- D.H.S.- — Teacher—“What is a polygon?” Freshman—“Why. a dead parrot.” (“Polly-gone.”) —- D.H.S.- — Miss Williams—“Who was Mercury?” Bowman—“Goddess of Thermometers.” —••D.H.s.- ----- JOKES My Dear Miss Bairfax: My lips were very badly chapped so I applied cold cream advised in your column. The result is that I have been severely censored by the authorities for using rouge. What shall I do? My Dear: Sandpaper your lips for a week, then apply carbolic acid. We guarantee you will need nothing further. —■••D.H.S.- — The minister is a church him. — D.H.S.-»— Only natural. Teacher—“And the father of the prodigal son fell on his neck and wept. What did he weep for.'” Pupil—“I guess you would weep, too, if you fell on your neck.” — D.H.S.- — Edith Miller was heard singing thus one evening: “Backward, turn backward, Oh Time in your flight; Make Hallan a junior, For Friday night.” —■►D.H.S.- — Energetic Salesman—“Couldn’t I interest you in an automobile?” Ruth Bicking—“Easiest thing in the world. Come around in one tomorrow.” —- D.H.S.- — Did you ever hear Margaret Yohn? —♦D.H.S.- — Sign in a Denver store—“During the llu epidemic we will not change underwear.”C K O O 42 THE C TJ | WALBERT’S j I { i SALES AGENCY FOR j | | i "HUYLERS” | ! | | Chocolate and | I i I Bon Bon | j West End j I ♦ I I L. Cartun I Ladies’ • and Qents’ Furnishings East Downingtown, Pa. Parke’s BarberShop 114 E. Lancaster Avenue Downingtown, Pa. i GRANGE NATIONAL : BANK Downingtown, Pa. CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $140,000 Interest and Savings Accounts at 3 Credited four times a year W. I. Pollock, Pres. M. S. Broadt, CashierTHE CUCKOO 43 | Harbison Walker Refractory Company j i I Manufacturers of all kinds of j FIRE BRICK | DOWNINGTOWN, PA. 1 ! ! ». : -------- i; —---------------■» -----------------..... j STAR CLOTHING HOUSE j • • ! Smart Things in Men’s Wear I Society Brand Clothes COATESV1LLE, PA. I Mrs. Flaggerty was walking along the streets of Dublin crying and moaning very dismally and a priest noticing the apparent distress she was laboring under, asked her what the trouble was. “Shure, an’ Pat’s dead bather.” “Dead?" asked that worthy man. “Yis Sor, he was kilt in Flanders, Sor.” 1'he priest sympathized with her and then asked, “Did you receive an official notice from the War Department?” “No, Sor, Pat wrote and told me himsilf, Sor!” The priest was greatly astounded and asked her what she meant and she therefore showed him a Utter which ran, “Dear Mother: I am in the Holy Land. Pat.” The Beauties of Home. Simpson— “Come with me to the zoo this afternoon?” Thompson—“No, thank you; I’ll stay at home. My eldest daughter does the kangaroo walk, my second talks like a parrot, my son laughs like a hyena, my wife watches me like a hawk, my cook is as cross as a bear and my mother-in-law says I'm an old gorilla. When I go anywhere I want a change.” Faulk’s Studio COATESV1LLE, PA.Contributed to the success of the VICTORY LOAN by the Senior and Junior ClassesTHE CUCKOO 45 I Visit BRAUNSTEIN’S ! ! i • , ! FOR YOUR SPRING HOUSE FURNISHINGS I Everything in Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Beds, Bedding, Stoves, Etc. » ? • ; I. BRAUNSTEIN | i ! 1st Ave. and Main St. Coatesville, Pa. ! i NEW FIGURED VOILES ' Our new line of figured voiles is ready for vour inspection. We j j have never shown such a wide range of styles and qualities—voiles that ? | are exclusive with this store. { i See the line while it is at its best. ! J I WM. J. TRUNK Successor to Beck Sassaman • j 227 E. MAIN STREET COATESVILLE. PA. | Teacher—“Miss Clark, what condition would you be in if you lost the red corpuscles from your blood?’’ Virginia—"I’d be an Amoeba.” —♦D.H.S.- — Can you hear those resounding whacks? Tis Hathaway cutting up with his Ax. —♦D.H.S.- -— Appropriate.—"Blank’s wife’s name is Crystal, isn’t it?” “Yes: why?” “It suits her; she’s always on the watch.”—Ex. A tourist on visiting an Irishman’s shanty while in Ireland, noticed under a glass cover in the parlor, a rose and a brick. Upon asking the Irishman why two such dissim’lar objects were put together, he received the following reply, “Shure there’s memories attached to thim, sor; feel that dent in me head? Well, that was made by that brick.” “But what about the rose?” asked the tourist. “Shure that’s off the grave of the man that threw the brick!” replied the Irishman. Ways Cigar 100 and 667 E. Lincoln Highway Stores j Coatesville, Pa. j4( THE CUCKOO • ( i f | i i DON’T FORGET BALDWIN’S Restaurant For a Good Meal TOBACCO AND CONFECTIONERY East Downingtown, Pa. Opposite Minquas Fire House H. W. Baldwin ? I | t i t i i I NATIONAL BANK | DOWNINGTOWN. PA. ] • ! CAPITAL - $100,000.00 j I DEPOSITS - 750.000.00 j RESOURCES - t T. W. Downing, President ! E. P. Fisher, Cashier I Ernest Smedley, Asst. Cashier I Howard D. Baldwin, f Asst. Cashier GENERAL BANKING ; BUSINESS TRANSACTED i I i i i j A. BAEN Barber Shop Three Experienced Barbers No Waiting E. DOWNINGTOWN PENNA. t t j i i ! “QUALITY FIRST” For the best i Groceries, Fresh Meats and Provisions ! Call or Phone I E. E. ENTREKIN j EAST DOWNINGTOWN. PA. 1 Phone 31 W ! Goods delivered by requestTHE CUCKOO 47 Tree Surg Have your fruit and shade trees cared for before they are too J far gone. The best time to have your trees cared for is when they need it, providing it is done properly. We trim trees the year around, also spray fruit trees and treat cavities in shade trees. Cavity work guaranteed for two years. Dead trees removed from lawns. No job too large or too small. Work done by contract or hour. Write A. H. WALTON Lock Box 33, East Downingtown WHY? not have the safety and convenience of electric labor saving devices like the Cleaner, Iron, Washer and Toaster in Your Home See CARL B. SHERER 9-11 So. First Ave. Bell Phone 514 Coatesville, Pa. The small boy went into a village shop and asked the shopkeeper for a box of matches. Presently he returned, saying: "Please, mother says these matches won’t strike.” “Won’t strike!” cried the shopkeeper, irritably. “Why, look here!" And he struck one up his trousers to prove their quality. The boy took the matches back, but presently returned with them once more. "Please, sir, mother says she hasn’t time to come and strike all her matches on your trousers. The House That Fido Ruled. As he brushed his coat. Robinson was pouring out his woes to his sympathetic listener. Jones. “Do you know,” he began sorrowfully, “my wife’s pet Persians and fluffy Fidos virtually rule our house?” Jones immediately began to laugh "Nothing to grin about!” said Robinson fiercely. "Just so, old chap; but I was thinking that it was a case of reigning cats and dogs.” —••-D.H.S.- -—-Mr. Taylor—“Gilbert, do flowers go to sleep?” Gilbert Cox—“Why, 3res, some of them do roll up.” Blechman’s 132-134 Main Street Coatesville, Pa. Smart Showing of Walk-Over Shoes for Men and Women THE CUCKOO BUICK Distributors Automobile Supplies, for Chester Machine and County Electrical Work MOTTO: Good Work, Fair Prices, Courteous Treatment DOWNINGTOWN MOTOR COMPANY W. H. CAREY, Manager 206 E. Lancaster Ave. East Downingtown, Pa. Bell Phone Private Branch Exchange DOWNINGTOWN MANUFACTURING CO. Paper Mill Machinery EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. ? Guyon Miller, President • A. H. Standley Vice President | Ellis Y. Brown, Jr., Sec’y and Treas. { Charles L. Ellis, Ass’t Supt- j The Hub Clothing Co. Featuring Kuppenheimer Clothes Coatesville, Pa. "Jack” Stine Downingtown Representative THE CUCKOO 49 t i i t I i I i | NASH PASSENGER CARS AND TRUCKS REPAIRS, SUPPLIES AND MACHINE WORK Downing town Motor Company i 206 E. LANCASTER AVE. EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. • One of our prominent senior girls who lives up the D and L, was going to the city and as she would have to wait a few hours in Downingtown she wished to know the exact time she was required to wait, so she accordingly asked the conductor on the “Delay and Linger” and as that individual was at that time very rushed for work he answered. “From two to two to two-two.” Mary was heard to remark to her mother: “That. conduct- or must think he's the whistle on this train!” —■•-D.H.S.- -— Wanted—Dressmakers to make simple costumes during the summer months. No ------------ necessary, as floral designs will he used exclusively. Apply to any senior girl. Ouch.— He—“My ancestors came over in the Mayflower.” She—“It’s lucky they did: the immigration laws are stricter now.” i Cameras and Accessories I ? l ; ? i ! Military Vest Pocket | | Cameras j j | Folding Cameras and Box I j Cameras ! Complete Developing and I Printing Outfits ! 1 Let our photogragher j | develop and print your I j pictures. j j Worrall’s Drug i Store I • t i ♦ Wm. M. Barrett ! i i i Baker, Confectioner t • i and Ice Cream 1 t Manufacturer I DOWNINGTOWN, PA. 1 j • | »THE CUCKOO 50 Be Sure to Call on Nichols for Your | CANDY, ICE CREAM AND NOTIONS j JOE NICHOLS General Store } | Corners Chestnut and Jefferson Sts. Bell Phone 67W j i Lancaster j Sanitary Milk Co. j Hunter Wills j I PURITY 1 ; ICE CREAM I Justice of the ! Peace f Lancaster, Pa. Insurance Delicious and Nutritious Surety Bonds I ON SALE AT Rents Collected I BAEN’S Wills Written j Restaurant Notary Public in j DOWNINGTOWN, PA. Office A. Travaglini Ladies and Gents’ TAILOR Bell Rhone 94 W E. Downingtown, Pa.THE CUCKOO 51 j Downingtown, West Chester j ; Main Line Express j I D. C. LYONS, Mgr ♦ ! | Hauling of All Kinds j | Local and Long Distance ; RATES REASONABLE I j ! PHILADELPHIA OFFICE DOWNINGTOWN OFFICE ’ ; « 220 Market Street 217 Lancaster Ave. • ; • BELL PHONE 74-W Kindly meant. Miss Sweetgirl was engaged to the curate, and she took it upon herself to look after him as all nice women will. He was going off to officiate at a funeral, and she stood at the garden gate, seeing him off. “Take care of yourself, my dear!" she said. “Yes, yes, I will!’’ “Do,” said the girl, still anxious, "and remember, don’t stand with your bare head on the damp ground.” A girl asked the salesman at the silk counter: “Will you tell me what you think is the best color for a bride this year?” “Well,” answered the young man. “tastes vary, of course, Miss. As for myself, I would prefer a white one.” —•►D.H.S.- -— Ruth answering telephone—“Hello!” Voice—“Hello, Ruth, will you marry me?” Ruth—“Certainly! Who am I speaking to?” ! STOVES, RANGES AND FURNACES ! • « Hardware, Kitchen Furnishing Goods Steam and Hot Water Heating | Sheet Metal Work j ROOFING AND SPOUTING j W. B. STAUFFER, E. Downingtown » t Bell Phone 36 M 1 S t  52 THE CUCKOO MYERS BICKING Cash Grocers 135 W. Lancaster Avenue Bell Phone 105 J ALL STYLES OF Victrolas Ranging in price from $25 to $200 Latest Victrola records cheerfully demonstrated at our store. New selections received each month Hutchison Bros. East Downingtown, Pa. Mark H. Bareford j 1 Paper Hanger « Wall Papers Window Shades 135 E. LANCASTER AVE. j East Downingtown, Penna. JOSIAH SWANK Coal Wood and IceTHE CUCKOO 25d • dH8 »» vjg y - " 3 ► Domestic Table Type Machines ■ I liese machines have been designed to supply a broad market, j 1 hey are superior in tone, appearance and mechanics to the normal i moderate priced instruments on the market. J bach detail is arranged on approved scientific lines and the result is a line ol high-grade talking machines that will appeal to the lover of ! all that’s best in music. B. RIEBMAN CO. f FURNITURE EAST DOWNINGTOWN STORE SOLE AGENCY First Aid.— L’Enfant — “Father, what is a “sepulchral tone of voice?’ ” Le Pere—“That means to speak gravely."—Dartmouth lack o’ Lantern. —♦d.h.s,- -— Not Crowded—Coasting Skipper (to interviewer)—“Yus. From your papers you d think the sea round the coast was full of German subma- t i i ,-i rines. But it ain’t so, reely. W’y, sometimes we goes for as much as a nour without seein’ p’raps more than one of ’em.—Cartoon. —«-D.H.S. « — Accomplished. — Auntie. — “Well, Tommy, what have you learned in school today ?” Tommy—“How to whisper without moving the lips."—Chicago Herald. I J. Harry Reed’s FOR Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s Gingham dress, made of nice quality gingham. Styles very good. Workmanship good. Each garment reasonably priced. You should look them over before buying. Gingham by the yard in a great variety of patterns. The largest and best assortment that this store has ever shown at 25c, 35c, 38c, 40c, 45c and 50c the yard, flowered Voiles in great variety of patterns and prices. Plain colors 40c the yard. J. MARRY REED THE CUCKOO A. HERTEL Baker and Confectioner ICE CREAM 127 East Lancaster Avenue DOWINI IN GT OWN, RA. ! 1 ' ! The Ground Floor Studio ALBERT BILES Photographer 9 IN. Walnut St. West Chester, Pa.THE CUCKOO Downingtown Paper Box Co. East Downingtown, Pa. It is the duty of every one to make at least one person happy during the week.” said a Sunday school teacher. “Have you done so, Freddy?” “Yes,” answered Freddy promptly. "That’s right. What did you do?” "1 went to see my aunt and she was happy when I went home.”—Ex. —►D.H.s.- — Little Lucy came running to her mother crying excitedly. “Oh, mother, 1 think Mrs. Brown is the crudest woman! Sh-she said if my kitten didn’t get fat on fresh milk 1 should boil it.”—Ex. —♦D.H.S.- — Mr. Taylor was doing a very dangerous experiment and he explained so to the students. “Now students, if anything goes wrong in this experiment. we and the entire building will be blown to the sky. Now come a little closer, in order that you may follow me!” —♦D.H.S.- — This space reserved to say adieu to all my Downingtown friends G. R. Mclntire THE CUCKOO 56 | I Dolbey’s News j j 109 East Lancaster Ave. j I E DOWNINGTOWN j I i All the Daily and j | Sunday Papers i ' i Magazines 1 and Periodieals I j } AGENT FOR 1 t DAILY LOCAL NEWS 1 1 t We have a complete printing plant — fully equipped for intelligent service and the finest production of all classes of work. Horace F. Temple WEST CHESTER, t t t ; i ; PERRY’S SHOE STORE Large stock of Men’s, Women’s and Children s Shoes Stylish, Well Made and Serviceable Moderately Priced j GEO. E. PERRY 101-103 E. Lancaster Ave. Downingtown, Pa. j i ! Bell Phone West Chester No. 1 Downingtown 38W PRINTING : HORACE F. TEMPLE ' 24 East Market St. West Chester, Pa. j And 128 Brandywine Ave., Downingtown, Pa. • This book is from our pressesCOMPLIMENTS of the Downingtown Board of Education Dr. L. T. Bremerman, President Herbert Ash, Vice President Ernest Smedley, Secretary G. Elliott Perry John M. Patton THOS. W. DOWNING, Treasurer Regular Meeting First Tuesday of Each Calendar Month■t COMPLIMENTS OF THE FACULTY

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