East High School - Quill Yearbook (Des Moines, IA)
- Class of 1927
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Text from Pages 1 - 76 of the 1927 volume:
NOVEMIEER, 1927 Vol.. XXIV. No. 1
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Seniors ...,... ,...
I.ilerm'y ...,,....,.,.....,..,.................,.,..,...... .
The Clmrm of NVnrcls ,,.4...,
Vullegiznte Fords .,.,.....,
The Gulf Gallery ..,..,..,..,........,.,.
Found: One Ptermlnetyl ..,..,.,..
How Times Cllznnpge ..,...,.....,,... .
Smoke from lhe C':nnpfir1 '...,,....,
Our Streel Cnr yllllllN'l'S .....,...,,.
Bits of Modern Bacon ,........,
Buclclies--Just the Sauna -..,..,......
The Woucls in Autumn ...........
Etiquette ,..... - ..... ..........,,..........A
Why Not Sail? ..,.,............
My Aeroplane Ride ....,.....,
Whut's Doing ................................
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Puhlishecl four times n yum' hy the sluclenls ul' Eilsl Ilig.-:ll Sehoul, 'Fhirteenth uncl Mnple Sts..
Des Moines, Iuwu.
Suhsc-ription price. ?l5I.ll0 :1 yenr.
Entered IIN sea-oml-elnss nmller Jnnunry 26, 1915, ut the Post Uillee :lt Des Moines, lown,
under the Aol, nt' Mureh 3. lH79.
S IZIXII CDQ S'
Just as the graduating class of the regular school increases each semester, so
docs the senior class of summer sehool, although the August graduating class
is small in comparison with the Jllllli or January classes. Each semester more
students take advantage of the opportunity of graduating a semester or two
before their usual time, thus enterlng the business world or college a half-year
or entire year before a regular four-year course would permit. Ambitious
seniors last August eleeted the following oll'ieers:
Edward Ekwall Qltastj-President.
David Savage Qliastj-Vice President.
Viola Dutton Qlflastj-Secretary.
Harry Miller fNortlij-Treasurer.
Margaret Elliott Qltooseveltj-Adviser.
John Ferguson Qliastj-Adviser.
Miss Kasson UN'cstj-l"ac'ulty Adviser.
Miss xvllllitil' flflastj--lfaeulty Adviser.
Mr. .lent-ks QNorthj-Faculty Adviser.
Sevzfior Faculty Breakfast
"You ean't get 'em upg you can't get 'em upg you canit get 'em up in the
morning." But you could get 'em up on the morning of June 13, even though it
was Monday, in time for the 5:30 Senior-Faculty Breakfast at Union Park-
'l'o enable them to better digest the appetizing menu of bacon, eggs and cof-
fee, an exciting baseball game was played between the faculty and the seniors
who, needless to say, won after a four-inning struggle by the overwhelming
score of 111--2. Usually, the presumption is that Monday is a drab and dreary
day for the high sehool students, but the Senior-lf'aeulty Breakfast doubtless
disproved this opinion whieh the seniors llllgllt.All21V6 formed earlier in their
A Lindbergh atmosphere prevailed during the senior banquet held at
Youuker's Tea Room, July 29, 1927. Edward Ekwall, president of the August
senior class, acted as toastmaster.
The banquet was made very attractive by a number of miniature "Spirit of
St. Louisu airplanes which adorned the banquet table. Jokes were exchanged
between the advisers and class officers, the president himself being the object of
more than one. The banquet was well attended as were other senior activities
of the August class.
The banquet was concluded by the following toasts:
L-oyalty, by Lorraine Boguc.
I-nitiative, by Viola Dutton.
N-aturalness, by Zaidcc Fox.
D-ependability, by David Savage.
Y-e Flight, by Mr. Burton.
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Student Council, '26,
Dl'2lllliltlC Club, '25, '26,
Glec Club. '25, 26, '27,
"A Full House," '26.
Drmnntic, '25, '27,
l-lomc Economics, '27,
Glee Club, '25,
"The Charm School",
Dono'1'1-xv BBA u N
Liaoxlum J. DuLoNo
Crimp Fire, '23,
Y. W. C. A., '25, '20, Sec., '25,
Home Economics, '25, '26,
Senior Class. '27, Sec.,
Intramural Debate. '25, '26,
Student Council, '24,
"Old Lcldy Sl." Property Mgr.,
E Epi Tun, '26, '27,
Spanish, '26, '27,
E. D. M., '25, '26, '27,
Senior Class President, '27,
Student Council, '26,
Football, '25, '26, '27,
'l'1'nck, '24, '25, '26.
Jour: I-Immv Fmnuusou
Hi Y, '23, '24,
Slnxkespeuream, '26, '27,
Senior Board. '27,
Student Councll, '27,
Foothull, '24, '25, '26,
"Come Out of the Kitchen," '27,
Quill, '27, Circulation Manager,
Busketlmll, '24, '25, '26, '27,
Z.unm: Frmncms Fox
Ciilnp Fire. '24, '25,
Girls' Athletic League, '24, '26, '27,
Phllomutheun, '26, '27,
Y. W. C. A., '2-l, '25,
Glee Club, '26,
Quill, '26, '27,
Nom L. Goonmo
Girls' Ahletlc League, '24, '25,
Library Round Table, '24, '25, Sec., '
Y. W. C. A.. '2u.
E. Cmmfonn Gusmwsox
Student Council, '25:
Senior Bon rd.
NAQMI I5l.YVl'lNlC Mowrznx'
Plnilomntlnenn, '20, '27.
E. D. M., '20, '27,
Sen.or Cluss .'27, Vice Pre
Glcc Club, '25, '26, '27,
"All nt Se:1":
lhskctlmll. '25, '26,
Chorus, '25, '20:
'l'um.mA xEl.lZAllli'l'lI Rmn
E. D. M., '25, '20, '27,
Football, '24, '25, '20, '27.
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Editor-In-Chief .....................,.. Dorothy Friedman
Associate Editor ....................,...... Stephen Wright
Llterary.- ........ . .......,,...............
Wlmt's Doing ............ ......,... F lorencc Coughlan
Organizations .............,............. Mildred Snndstrom
Alumni. .,...,... .
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Faculty Advisers ......,.. ..., ...,..... I - lurriet Macy
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Staff .,.....,...,.....,. , ..........,...........,.......,.,......... Charles Brooks
Business Manager .....,.....,............... Walter Carlson Advertising Manager ................,,,..... Isuuc Beattie
Circulation Manager ........,.............,.... Dale Bossert ' '
Bookkeeper .......... ., .................. .......... M aurine Bruce
Circulation Clerk .............. ....,...... . Mary Gruber
Stcnographcr .....,,... T... .................... Leone Kaiser
Faculty Adviser .,....,................, Charles W. Perry
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A 'uzatzon of Another Sort
"Chirp! Chirp! Chirp I" and Birdie Young soliloquizes on the possible dan-
gers of his falling from the nest and the marvelous feats of his older brothers
who have accomplished the most diflicult task in the world-learning to fly.
Soon he, too, will have accomplished that task, but, of course, the knowledge
and strength with which to attain this end will not just drop from a clear sky,
so Mother Bird takes great pains to teach Birdie Young first the primary then
the elementary and advanced steps of that great art which even men-until
recently-were not able to acquire, namely flying.
Have you seen any Birdie Youngs at East High School? Surely, you must
have, for all our students are nothing, more or less, than Birdie Youngs. Dear
East High is the soft, cozy nest, and the entire faculty is combined into one
loving creature-one of God's noblest creations-the Mother' Bird. Learning
to fly, however, is not the lesson our Mother Bird holds in store for us, because
East High is not a school of aviation. Here our chief, lessons consist of learn-
ing to climb gradually. .lust as Birdie Young contemplates the height of his
nest and the consequent danger of his falling, so the students of E. H. S. are
contemplating the loads of responsibility they will soon be shouldering when
they enter college or the business world. East High students may also marvel
at the wondrous feats of their elder brothers, for large is the number of Lee
Township "grads" who have made good.
Sometimes Birdie Young thinks that Mother Bird is really giving him far
too many lessons in the art of flying: how easy it seems to be able to fly, after
all! Only one unsuccessful attempt proves to Birdie Young that he was mis-
taken. In like manner, our overwisc students feel that our Mother Bird is just
stuffing them full of all kinds of useless knowledge which can not possibly
benefit anyone. Why waste so much time? Couldn't the course beeasily short-
cned to three years? There is no need for all these unnecessary bits of polish.
English in not such large doses, a little less of Math, and by all means a great
cut 011 history would absolutely strengthen the wings of all the Birdie Youngs.
Cunningly, Mother Bird smiles to herself and encouragingly adds, "Fly away,
foolish birdie. Fly away!" and many of the braver Birdie Youngs, taking
things entirely too much for granted, fly away, that is, attempt to fly away, but
with little success. After long periods of struggle those birdies, not too proud,
come back to Mother Bird beseeching her to begin all over again and teach
them to fly the right way. To this Mother Bird, being a mother, kindly con-
sentsg but alas! Those too proud to go back die with the knowledge that they
were unable to take pride in the greatest accomplishment of featllerdom-
flying. Boys and girls act much like the spoiled birdies. Believing that Life
holds more in store for them without an education, many students leave school.
Soon, however, they discover the mistake of a lifetime, and those quick to
realize it go back to school all the better students from that brief, telling ex-
perience. Not caring to acknowledge that undeniable fact, the rest continue in
their little game of "hide and seek" with Dame Fortune, few ever reaching the
piunacles-just as the birds-and none having the satisfaction derived from
It is queer that we are often rude and refuse to open the door when Op-
portunity knocks. Hark! She may be knocking now!
Which Way Do You Tumi?
It is generally conceded that a person will seldom lay down a book by Hamlin
Garland once he has started read'ng it, so effectively do these books hold the
reader's attention by their extremely interesting style. llaving lived with the
pioneers and been a pioneer himself, Mr. Garland relates from actual experience
the joys and hardships of the early settlers.
Histories do not give all of the history of the settlement of the Middle YVest
and however complete they may bc, they fail to leave in the mind of the average
reader a clear knowledge of the period. Novels written with historical back-
ground impress one with the history of a pa1'tieular period in American history
since the facts are interwoven with the characters and plot of the novel.
Today Mr. Garland's works arc to be found in all public libraries and schools
throughout the United States and as a result, students in the East or elsewhere
may know as much about the carly Middle YVest as we who live in its center.
From all appearances, at least, the golden corn is responsible for the prosperity
of Iowa and not her industries. Those who know Iowa say, that east, west,
north or south, nowhere in the world is there a better land for the industrious,
and that is the reason it did not take two or three hundred years to settle it and
to develop its farms which reap such golden harvest. There were no trees to
cut d0XV11 or rocks to remove from the soil before the hardy men and women
who made the Middle Nvest guided their plowshares through the virgin sod
which nourished the waving prairie grass.
Hamlin Garland was only a boy during the period that the Middle WR-st was
being settled, yet he made the decision then to be an author when he should.
grow to manhood. No living author has so well portrayed the people who
struggled to conquer the prairics as Hamlin Garland has done. As we know
him today, he is a man of imposing stature, friendly character, and a kindly
countenance. Members of the Quill staff who acted as ushers when Mr. Garland
gave a lecture at the Hoyt Sherman Place in June, 1927, found that he had a
Because the experiences of a boy and girl are told in his books, "A Son of
the Middle Border," and "A Daughter of the Middle Border," girl and boy alike
enjoy to read them.
Not every student intends to be a writer, for the simple reason that he does
not have that inclination, but he may be able to excel in something else. YVhat-
ever one may do best, that work counts for nothing if it is 11ot gone into with
the idea of putting one's all into it. Hamlin Garland had a definite mission in
mind, that of preserving to young Americans the traditions and customs of the
early middle west. He saw in himself a literary trend and with self confidence,
which is needed by all who would succeed, he strove to educate and prepare him-
self for the task of writing stories which would keep for Iowa the history of its
VVhen today we see his works widely read, we see a challenge to the stu-
dents of Iowa high schools, that of producing literature which will distinguish
this period. The Middle West needs participants in business and trade, but she
also needs writers.
VVhicl1 way do you turn?
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The Charm of Words
Simultaneous with the rapid growth of unfversal education has been the de-
velopment of a wider l'LfilliZIllLl0ll of' till! power lllld beauty of words. Since
reading with intclligciice is an esscnt :1l off lllGLl,.Yll mducation, people are be-
Cllllllllg more illlll more impressed and moved by ingenious ability ill the art of
"word-craft". Hence the great expansion ill the field of literature. Ill the pres-
ent era of lcarliing, everybody can read Illld write with at least comparatively
mediocre ability. Modern invention, besides'ope11i11g 11cw fields for writing, has
provided more leisure time to be devoted to literature. Nowadays, if a scavenger
snatches a little girl fI'0lll thc path of an onrushing automobile, l1e formulates
"'l'l1c Story of My Life", or if a naturalist discovers a peculiar fossil new to
science, he writes a set of' bool-:s about it. 'l'hereforc, the 111odcr11 flood of lit-
erature has emanatcd from two extreme channels-the trashy a11d the refinede
which ll!lS sharpened tl1e faculties of the intelligent 1'eader to detect and appre-
ciate the genuine quality that really exists, but which appears not to exist to
many people who are blinded by the cnormity of cheap, degenerating stuff.
Thus, after a rather lengthy digression, we have reached thc true text of our
venture, which is th:1t fi11e literature is beautiful, exhilarating, consoling, enter-
taining, inspiring, educating, :111d as YVordsworth puts it "gives IIS nobler lives
lllld nobler cares".
'Many pcopleidclight i11 merely discovering fresh, fascinating words a11d
phrases that are powerful ill their beauty and Cl'.fCCtlVCl16SS. The aestheticism
of the literature lover is enkindlcd to CVXC'lt9llltiI'lt4lJy' the very sight of printing.
Nowadays, WVllCll he visits a public library his blood tingles with ardor, he is
literally overwhehned by the vast amount of books awaiting his perusal, a11d he
is swept by a great passion to dcvo11r their contents illld absorb the knowledge,
thrills, andg choice literary food therein.
And so all down through the ages, reading has been the very spice of manfs
existence. Through books lllf has been consoled, entertained, guided, and in-
gformed. In the middle ages, only tl1c scholars a11d principles of culture and
learning received till? blessings derived fro111 books, but i11 this great modern
day, cvcn the ditch-digger-the humblcst laborer-when he comes home to his
family after the day's toil, lllily bathe his weary brai11 ill as intricate a work
as that of Shakespeare. Yes, the ditch-digger is enchanted by "words" as well
as the professor.
. Each ,period of',literary development l1as produced its own idol of fiction, who
ll2lS.llVCf,l.l ever after to thrill succeeding generations. Just what would we- do
today without the friendship of such wonderful characters as faithful Hector,
tl1e intrepid Trojan, dauntless D'artagnan, the fighting Gascong orilovable Ton1
Sawyer, Wll0lll we all know so well? V ,
Now let ,us think for a moment. Can wc, the fast-moving, devil-may-care
youth of 1927-young America-continue the pace set by our illustrious prede-
cessors? Can we create another Hamlet? Our opportunities are almost ines-
tilllillllli, lllld they say we arc inventive. As far as present coliditioqushareicon-
cerncd, our posterity should not suffer from a lack of virile literature.
As I was meandering home from school one rather damp afternoon, I felt as
if I would rather gaze on at the world than try to keep up with it.
One of the most amusing sights I witnessed was a "Collegiate Fordf' Due
to the rainy weather, its fresh coat of
5 whitewash had almost disappeared, reveal-
ing "the city directory for young men." I
Q-fi was rather thankful to be walking instead
5 i, of getting the "9,999 jolts" it advertised,
EN me f J, and by all outward appearances, the ad-
vermsement gvasda very truthful. onci, H
We , " "Q .- " le poor "or was very wise in o ow-
: ' ""- -4 ing the president's statement, "I do not
-i - "EI choose to run in 192S"g in fact, I do not
think it chose to run in 1927.
On the hood of the engine the following epitaph was written, "Engine room,
for employees only," but I'm afraid that it was unsafe for even employees to
touch the intricate machinery within.
On the door, a sign warned everyone, "Pray before you enter." This was
quite unnecessary, as anyone who thought anything of his life would do so
without being told.
A person with little will power would not heed the inscription, "Don't
push, I think I can make it," but would instinctively give the car a helping hand-
It has been quite an easy task to keep u J with the "St. Vitus Dance", which
has been jumping up the street, but I feel that it would be a much more ditli-
cult task to originate the titles which adorned the body of the Ford.
Donorxiv VVASIIKOVVSKY, '28-
The Golf Gallery
Imagine, if you can, five to ten thousand persons pushing, squirming, run-
ning, stumbling, all straining their eyes and necks to witness a single human
execute a golf shot.
Kodaks click here and there, movie cameras buzz, pressman stand with notes
in hand, messengers run to and fro, and ushers shout loud commands at the
I was in such a crowd to observe the golfing skill of Bobby Jones, but found
my attention equally divided between him and the gallery. An elderly man at
my right touched my arm. "Say, Buddy, has Jones shot yet?"
"He is on the tee now," I answered. "Jones is dressed in white knickers with
sweater to match. His opponent, 'Chick' E-vans, is dressed entirely in brown."
The gallery lines up each side of the fairway, leaving an opening about thirty
yards wide for the players to shoot through. The exclamation, "Oh I" forms on
every tongue as Jones places a beautiful drive down the middle of the opening.
The crowd moves forward a little, but waits for Evans to shoot, and then rushes
madly forward, each on-looker seeking a point of vantage for the next shot.
The spectators form in a semi-circle around the two white balls, and after a
brief wait the two players appear and play their next shots. Again the gallery
surges forward, each one praising the two previous shots. On and on they go,
pushing, elbowing, shouting, with no respect for anyone else, such is the Great
DoN l"ALI.s, '28.
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F1OIl?ld.' One Pterodactyl
An amateur of Boston town,
So one who knows has said,
Onee sought for fame and some renowng
So to the desert sped.
A ptei-odaetyl's bones he sought,
A worthy prize to draw.
He wandered to the deserts hot
Ile bought supplies enough for weeks,
And to the burning sand
He made his way 'cross mountain peaksg
There tents he made to stand.
Elusive pterodaetyl's bones!
Small traee he found of them.
He dug until his labored groans
W'ere heard nine miles or ten.
One day, at last, he spied a green
VVhere, ancient ages past,
A pterodaetyl loved to dream,
And here to break his fast.,
Rxeitedly he wandered, soon
Some gleaming thing he saw.
At last," he cried, "by the Great Horn Spoon,
It's a pterodaetyl's elaw."
"A long-neeked pterodaetyl 'tis,"
He qnoth with bursting pride,
"A specimen as queer as tbis,
VVhy seienee will think I've lied."
"Also this one is short of wing:
It is a wondrous beastg
All men will make the welkin rinff
When I get home back East."o,
I-le saw a place to sit and restg
Fate, it did lead hini there,
For there he found a huge round nest,
Inside, three eggs so rare.
So earefully, so carefully,
He packed those eggs with awe.
"Some petrified eggs these must beg
The bones must be their pa."
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He packed the bonesg he packed the eggs,
And with his mules set out.
Then with some speed he stretched his legsg
He chose the shortest route.
Zoologists, when they had heard
His thrilling wild report,
lrVere anxious till it was absurd
To see results of his sport.
He opened the eggsjall heard a peep,
And then the welkin rang,
For three small ostriches did leapg
Each shell cracked with a bang.
The bones were seeng the men laughed moreg
The sport had gained renown
For bones of ostrich were before.
A poorer, wiser man's this clown.
LIAIROLD KELL0liCi, '28,
H ow Times Change
The old-fashioned ways of amusement are gradually being replaced by more
There is at least one thing that we have in common and that is dancing. In
olden days, young and old came from miles around to attend a barn dance
where the music was usually furnished by a couple of fiddles. Now, we may
tune in on the radio and have dancing at home or more likely will drive some
place where we do the latest steps to the tune of a jazz orchestra.
The young folks of that day spent many evenings engaged in taffy pulls,
corn poppings, and husking bees while we spend many evenings at the picture
shows and buy our candy at the confectioneries or corner drug stores.
Where the young girl formerly sat at home waiting for Prince Charming to
iind her, in the meantime mastering the art of housekeeping, the young girl of
today very busily goes on about her business, meanwhile keeping a watchful
eye for signs of "l1im".
I wonder how many of us girls would be of any use at a quilting bee. I
wager that there are not iive in a hundred who attend East High who would be
able to ply a needle skillfully enough to satisfy the girls of that day. The mod-
ern miss could more easily take a fewduck feathers, the only remaining features
of the Thanksgiving feast, and after dipping them into coloring diluted by the
proper amount of water, make a beautiful bouquet which she would jauntily
pin upon the shoulder of her dance frock, and trip off.
Confronted with the problem of driving a horse hitched to an old-fashioned
buggy, our youthful escorts would probably lose some of their dignityg while
if called upon to drive a Ford, they would respond at once. As a matter of
fact, many of them are experienced in the art of one-hand driving, at a great
rate of speed.
How times do change in fifty years!
V'IOLA SEELEY, '28.
Paye Fourteen. n
In the ruddy glow of a eamphre sat Big Bear, the chief of the now small
tribe of the Mianates, and his son, Flying Cloud, the youngest member of the
tribe. .lust as camplircs always arouse memories, Big Bear found himself
telling Flying Cloud about the Mianates of an earlier day. The little boy list-
"Before the white man began to harass the Indian, the tribe of the Mianates
was a very powerful nation, feared by all the neighboring tribes. As time went
on, the old Indian chief, Black Eagle, could boast of only two things. One
was the ancient grandeur and strength of the tribe which in his time was re-
duced so that it had only fifteen hundred men. The other possession was
Nunah, the only daughter of Black Eagle, and the most beautiful woman in all
"Princess Nunah was of a rare type. Her features were molded gracefully
in her oval dusky-skinned face. Her dark eyes were like velvet in their soft-
ness, and her hair, long, dark, straight, parted in the middle of her head, hung
on her shoulders in braids richly plaitcd with beads. Her dresses were made
of line fawn-colored skins trimmed equisitely with beadwork.
"It was not strange that Nunah should have many suitors. Because she was
Black Eagle's most loved possession, however, she was allowed to make her own
choice. As yet, she had refused all who sought her.
"Among those rejected suitors was VVateo, son of Long Arrow who was an
ancient enemy of Black Eagle. Many times had Long Arrow and Black Eagle
fought, but Black lflaglc's men always outnumbered those of Long Arrow, and
so forced Long Arrow to retreat. Because of these numerous defeats, Long
Arrow was constantly watching for an offense which would justify making
war on the tribe which was now weakened and could be defeated.
"Learning that Nunah had refused Xvateo, Long Arrow was pleased with
the idea that he could now make war against Black Eagle. Long Arrow sent
runners to small neighboring tribes, which he had befriended at various times,
in order that hc might use their braves if he ever needed' them. He found that
he could secure one thousand men. These, added to his own one thousand men,
made him an army of two thousand, a good number to send against Black
Eagle's fifteen hundred.
"Long Arrow, pleased with his own cunning, once again had pleasant visions
of defeating Black Eagle. As an afterthought, he decided to save the -Princess
Nunah, for perhaps Wateo really wanted her, and also it would disgrace the
Mianates still more to have to allow their princess to enter a forced marriage
with his son and their enemy. ' -
"Finally, Long Arrow aroused himself from the pictures of his imagination
and ordered runners to carry the usual token of war, arrows bound in a snake
skin, to Black Eagle. At the earliest possible time, Long Arrow and his two
thousand men took the trail to make war. g V
' 1"'The'journey lasted three days. At the end of that time, the messengers' disj
closed to Long Arrow the fact that the Mianates did not want to fightpf: 1, A
"Long Arrow, determined to have war, sent back the message, 'Nunah's mar-
riage to WVateo, or-warl' Even then, Black Eagle, who realized the inability
of his tribe, hesitated.
"He went to Nunah to get her answer. He found her talking to a very hand-
some Indian brave dressed in white buekskin. Black Eagle recognized thc
man as Chandala, thc eldest son of Big Creek, chief of a great tribe living
farther west. Chandala had come to win Nunah, who found that she loved him.
"Nunah was frightened by the message and did not know what to do. She
must either marry VVateo, whom she hated, or refuse to marry him and COIISU-
quently eause the destruction of her tribe. She finally asked to be given three
days in which time she would decide what to do. This answer was taken back
to Long Arrow who promised to do nothing before the end of that time.
"Nunah returned to Chandala and disclosed the situation. She then said,
'I would rather chop these hands from my arm than to give them into the keep-
ing of Wateo, whom I hatel'
"Chandala, realizing the seriousness of the situation, knew not what to do.
He knew there was not enough time to get help from his father, and he could
not give up Nunah to VVateo.
"Then he said, 'You shall not marry YVateo. Therefore the Mianates must
iight, If the tribe wins, we are safe. If it loses, we must perish with it. Let
us trust to the Great Spirit to help us.'
"Nunah, helped by the quick masterful decision given in the same tone
which had caused her to accept Chandala's recent proposal of marriage, car-
ried her answer back to her father and told him of her intended marriage.
"As soon as Long Arrow received Nunah's answer, he began war. Although
the Mianates fought bravely, they were easily defeated, and nearly all were
killed by the warriors of the blood-loving Long Arrow.
"Nunah and Chandala realized that there was now no hope. VVith true In-
dian stoicism, they went to the foot of the cliff, and with an Indian hatchet,
they cut off their right hands. Chandala placed the severed hands in a clasp
and put them on the side of the cliff. A short time later, the lovers died,
weakened by losing their blood, in each other's arms. They were true Indiansg
they could not reckon with defeat.
"Chandala's father, Big Creek, soon heard of his son's tragic death, and lcd
an army of numberlcss men from. his nation, swooped down on Long Arrow's
tribe while they were celebrating their victory, and attacked them. Nearly
every one of Long Arrow's men were killed by the angry, revenge-sucking
"Big Creek himself shot the arrow that killed Long Arrow, and a younger
brother of Chandala killed VVateo in a hand-to-hand struggle. Long Arrow and
his men were punished.
"And now the print of the clasped hands of Nunah and Chandala lies graven
in the side of the cliff, a perpetual symbol of love, faith, and sacrifice."
At the close of the most treasured tale of the tribe, both Big Bear and Flying
Cloud were lost in thought. Big Bear was again reviewing the story, remem-
bering the events which happened when he was a small boy. He remembered
the beauty of his sister Nunah, and the help given to him by Chandala, thus
enabling him to escape. .. . . I
Flying Cloud was engrossed in his thought that some day he would be a
mighty,,ch,ie.f.,- .-He imagined exploits he would have, and in a little while his
thoughts became dreams as heH.f.ell asleep by the campfire. ' H
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Om' Street Car M avmers
There is no place so well suited to observe the actions of people as the back
end of a street car. From this position one can sec thc length of the car and
observe the actions of the passengers. -
One day l boarded a street car and purposely went to this vantage point in
order to observe my fellow passengers. The car stopped at the next block to
allow a big, heavy set, well-dressed man to get on. l-lc dropped thc fare into
the hand of the conductor and took a seat next to an undcrsized, thin, and
meek-looking individual. Hc then took a newspaper from his pocket and pro-
ceeded to stretch the paper out in order to read it. One hand, holding the
paper, was extended directly in front of the meek individual's nose, and the
elbow was resting' on his shoulder- The meek individual gave the big, heavy
set man a nervous glance, and then turned his face toward thc window for the
rest of the journey- Directly behind the man who was reading the paper, an
eager sport fan stretched his neck to twice its normal length to scan, over the
reading man's shoulder, the results of the day's baseball games. Just then a
college shi-ik jumped on, and after flashing his pass, took a seat and sprawled
out on it, with his feet in the aisle and his head on the back of the seat. The
school teacher opposite him gave him a sharp glance and smiled. At the next
stop a middle aged man boarded the car, and, after showing his pass, dropped in
a seat and fcll asleep. While he was dozing, his hat fell to the floor. He was
unconscious of that fact, until he reached up to take off his hat in order to
scratch his head. His groping hand found no hat to take off. Opening his
eyes, he 'noticed the grins on the faces of the people around him, and at the
same time cspicd his hat some distance down the aisle. Glaring at thc giggling
spectators, he arose and procured his hat. For the rcst of the journey he sat
stitlly erect in his scat, with his hat fixed firmly on his head. Since it was neces-
sary that I get oti' at the ncxt stop, I discontinued my observations and departed
from the car.
WALTPIR CARLSON, '28.
Bits of 1VIocle1'n Bacon
"Bacon" may bc "tough" and "hard to digest" for some English students, but
we herewith submit evidence that others relish it. Below are the attempts of
some oi' Miss Cumming's English 8 pupils to outdo Sir Francis. VVe believe
they have "out-Baconcd Bacon". Chew thcsc bits ovcr.
The S turlent
Study makes a bright student, inattcntion makes a poor student, and irre-
sponsibility makes an indif'i'erent student, and, therefore, if a student does
not study, he must be very brilliant to know what he does not, if he be atten-
tive he has xx chance to know what he docs not, and if he be responsible, he
will come to know what hc docs not.
The life of a man kind toward humanity, is bright and full, the life of a
man cruel toward humanity, baneful and violent, and the life of a man in-
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different toward humanity, bleak' and emptyg consequently, if a man's kind-
ness excels, he is rewardcdg if a man's cruelty predominates, he is condemnedg
and if a man's indifference prevails, he must be satisfied with that which he
can gather from life entirely alone.
A The Ufije
Reading makes a broadminded wife, cleaning a deserving wife, and gos-
siping an unpleasant wifeg and therefore, if a wife gossips little, she will
often smileq if she cleans little, she will merit no reward: and if she reads
little she will be restrained in friendship through all her life.
- AllDIC'Yll XVILLIBY.
BlltCZCli6SlJ'1tSf the Same
You'rc the queerest little fellow,
But wc're buddies just the same.
Tllllllglfll the world has called you "yellow'
Said you never played the game,
Called you "coward", called you "sehemer",
Put a curse upon your name,
In your soul If saw the drea ner
And wc're buddies ust the same.
Buddy dear, ther:-'s' a tear
In your eyes zfglistening.
Buddy dear, I am here,
- For your call a'listeuing.
And when the world has turned away,
I'll just press your hand and say,
"You'rv my buddy, anyway"
Buddy dear of mine.
Once your heart was filled with sunshine.
Now it's overcome with pain.
But you smile and hope that sometime
You can face the world again.
Though no friends can life avail you,
Though your tears may fall like rain,
Even though your God may fail you,
You're my buddy just the same.
Buddy dear, there's a tear,
In your eyes zfglistening.
Buddy dear, I am here
For your c-all zflistening.
" And when the world has turned away,
I'll just press your hand and say,
"You'1'e my buddy anyway",
Buddy 'dear of mine.
V , Jom: Tuomas, f29.' I
' The Woods in A utufnm
lVhcn Summer's waning days have passed,
And lVintcr's drawing near,
And Mother Nature's in her last
Bright costume of the yearg
VVhen days are warm and nights are crisp
And frost is on the shocks,
And lovers of the sweet nut frisk
To hickory groves in fiocksg
lVhen saddened ones find solace
In the wood's majestic rooms,
And, lured by Beauty, poets
"Hold communion with her forms,"
lvhen glowing waves of wooded hills
Give lustre clllorescent,
And sunny glens and hidden dales
A savory essence pleasantg
VVhen trees areydipped in gold and blood
And draped in gowns of cheer,
Go thou, my friend, into the woods,
For Autumn Time is here.
VVhat is etiquette? That seems to bc the burning question for some of us,
and I am sure there are a few of us who have never heard of such a thing.
"Mary, cast your orbs on that boy who is eating his potatoes with his knife
and cramming his mouth full of bread at the same time. Imagine it! Wlhy, it's
positively nauseating. lt's enough to make one wish to dive down in the soup
bowl and stay under," said an exceedingly pretty girl, who, although she had
the rules of ctiquette well in mind, was not above using slang. "For," said
she, "I find it so very expressive."
Q ei' isis
"HeavensI Did you see him throw that piece of bread at the boy at the
other end of the table? Why, Mary, it doesn't seem possible that anyone could
be so uncouth in this supposedly civilized world," said .Peg.
"I feel as if my life were actually in danger while I'm sitting so near him.
I really shouldn't be surprised if he throws his knife and fork next, but if he
doesn't, I suppose we could forgive him for eating his pie with his spoon,"
said Mary, then added, "Oh, I thought that girl was surely going to spill her
soup on me, but, fortunately, she dropped it on the girl sitting next to me. I
can't understand why some people are so awkwardf'
"Evidently that boy believes in the old saying, 'There's many a slip twixt
the cup and the lip,' for he drank his entire glass of water in one swallow, or
perhaps I should say one gulp, for surely it was more of a gulp than a swallow,"
said petite Peg. "What is the cause of all the excitement at your end of the
"Oh, I guess the girl who had soup spilled on her, decided that revenge was
indeed sweet, for she spilled some water on the other girlfs hair, and In can hear
the poor child mumbling about something."
"Good night! Whacha got your hoofs planted out in the middle of the aisle
for? Cancha hand 'em in?" the Young-Man-of-the-Undeniably-Indelicate-
Manners said to Marjorie as he passed her.
Marj answered with the breath of winter in her tones, "Clumsy, watch where
you're going," and gave him a look that would have made a polar bear catch
"Well, now that the horrid person is gone, let's show our generosity by giving
him a good wish, namely, that Santa Claus will bring him a book of etiquette
next May day."
CHARLOTTE FRALEY, ,2 8-
Rainy days "ain't what they used to be". Not that it doesu't rain just as
hard as it did fifty years ago, not that it doesn't pour whenever we plan a wood-
land picnic, but it does, and the answer is "slickers".
The blues and rainy days used to go hand in hand, but today the slickers
with their brilliant colors defy the gloom of the water drenched streets and dark,
chilly hallways. The shower brings cheer to the bright little "flapper" for it
gives her a chance to display the latest and gayest in water shedders.
Then there is the decorated slicker. A walking advertisement of the wearer's
artistic ability or his lack of it, an open book of his favorite slang phrases, his
latest affairs of the heart, or his favorite fraternity or sororty. Billy starts off
to school in the morning, and mother, fondly watching his slicker covered back,
learns that her son "Knows his oilskins", is "Open for suggestions", and that
one may "Phone Elm 638 and ask for William". Grandmother, when skies are
threatening, decides to do a little shopping before the rain begins. Hastily pull-
ing on .Iennie's yellow slicker over hor cloak, she departs for the downtown
shopping district, blissfully unaware that between her dignified shoulders is
the slogan, "I know my onions".
The glowering skies and grumbling thunder cannot deaden the spirit or
sadden the colorful parade. Slickcrs! Like so many run away tulips, they go
splashing cheerfully through the puddles. '
LILLIAN PACKER, '28.
"Why N ot Sail?"'
"Come hither! Come hither!" called the train whistle to Jim Stanton as he
lay meditating before going to sleep. Every night had this whistle called in
this some manner, growing fainter and fainter, but leaving with .lim the de-
sire to roam-to get away from his dull, monotonous life. When Jim had built
his little bungalow on the outskirts of Ferry Point, he had been one of the
proudest young men in the community. Then, when llillij' ,Rock had consented
to be his wife, his joy knew no bounds.
But that was ten years ago. Now Jim was dissatisfied with his possessions,
namely, a home, a wife, two pretty children, and a little bank account. He had
grown tired of answering the many questions of Junior, who was in the second
grade at school. He disliked to play with wee Catharine, a lovable little maid
of two, who seemed to take great delight in riding the "horsie',, especially
when her chubby little hands were the stickiest and .lim had on his Sunday
clothes. Even the position he held as ticket agent had grown burdensome to
him. In fact, his work was partly the cause of his restlessness, for every day
he saw people departing for great cities, where, he thought, famc was waiting
with outstretched arms to embrace all arrivals. The city which beckoned most
to him was San Francisco, just across the bay. He thought that it would be
very easy to secure a high position in such a large city, and he would be not far
from his family, which, in a short time, might follow him. "However," ran
his line of reasoning, "before they arrive, I can have a good time, and besides
save enough money to keep things going here."
Ou this particular night the train whistle seemed to be more enticing than
ever before, with its, "Come hither! Come hither!" As it died away in the dis-
tance, a low, dull boat whistle took up its alluring call. 'iwhy not sail?" it
seemed to say. "VVhy not?" thought Jim.
The next morning the resignation of James Stanton, ticket agent, was turned
in, much to the regret of .lim's friends. That evening Jim kissed his little family
good-bye, glancing warily at little Catliarim-'s hands to protect the snowy white-
ness of his shirt- The setting sun looked down upon the tearful little group,
watching with sorrow the fast-disappearing form of a lone figure which they
The train whistle that night shrieked mockingly at the bereft family, "Gone
thither! Gone thither!
Early the following morning Jim left his hotel to search for work. There
were many positions open, but none appealed to him, as they were either too
low-salaried or required more work than he intended to do. However, toward
evening he fairly jumped at the chance of being a clerk in a large grocery
store near the ferry-depot, to which he had wandered, almost at the point of
For a few days .lim liked his work very much. At the close of the week when
he received his wages, he sent seine money home and, after paying his rent and,
deducting his expenses for the coming week, found that he had scarcely any-
thing left for enjoyment, His recreation consisted mainly of street-car rides
to and from the Cliff House. This form of entertaimnent soon grew tiresome,
and by the end of Jim's third week's sojourn in this large magnificent city, he
found his interest ill his surroundings waning. Even Chinatown failed to
faseinate him any longer. Moreover, he found that his pay would scarcely
cover all his expenses, especially, since he was maintaining himself apart from
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his family. His mind reverted often, now, to his beloved ones whom he had
left behind. Letters from home filled him with longing and made him feel that
he was shirking his duty. VVhen his wife wrote that Catharine had learned a
new word, he said to himself, "There's a smart one, if I do say so myself. She's
the very image of her mother. I wish I could hear her making a new attempt
at mastering the English language."
Another thing that Jim missed was the train whistle which had lured him
from home. Now he heard only the "Why not sail?" of the boat whistle.
At last Jim could stand it no longer. He yielded to the advice of the whistle
-and sailed for home.
It was early in the morning when Jim reached home. The sun had just
started his climb in the sky and seemed to smile down approvingly upon the
man hurrying eagerly towards his little home. One of Jim's neighbors, Mr.
Lazare, greeted him with "So ect ees that you are returned? Eet ees very glad
I am that you are." How good it seemed to see familiar faces once again and
to hear friendly voices one knew so well.
Jim slipped into the house, stealing quietly into Lucy's room, only to find an
empty bed which appeared to have been unoccupied. Fear seized him! What
ifl. He rushed madly into the children's room, and found Junior and
Catharine fast asleep, as well as Lucy, who was immediately awakened by her
excited husband. She was delighted to see him and made him promise never to
leave her again. Then Jim went over to the bed of his wee daughter. After
gazing tenderly down upon the innocent little face, surrounded by a touseled
mass of soft, golden curls, he bent over and gently kissed the pretty child. Next
he awakened his small son, who, after blinking awhile, began to cry. His
mother pleaded with him not to cry when his daddy came home, or he would go
away again. This plea was suflicient to shut off instantly the flood of tears
which was replaced by a brave smile shining through the remains of the recent
shower. After this little smile, Junior further demonstrated his love for his
daddy by a bear-hug from which Jim could hardly free himself.
Jim, pointing to the rising sun said to his wife, "Lucy, yonder sun marks
the beginning of a new chapter of my life, one in which happiness, love, and
stick-to-it-iveness shall reign supreme."
That night found Jim in his own little bed when his old tempter, the train
whistle, called to him. Now, however, the mischief-maker had reformed, for it
seemed to Jim that it was advising him, rather than leading him astray. It
cried penitently, "Don't wander! Don't wander!"
"I won't," said Jim, "I've wandered enough, old top, to hold me for awhile."
Just as Jim was dropping off to sleep his old counselor, the boat whistle,
softly cautioned, "Do not sail l" At last its voice trailed off into nothingness, leav-
ing behind a happy family reunited by its wise suggestion of "Why 11ot sail?"
ELEANOR EGGIMANN, '28,
M y Aeroplane Ride
Slowly, flying away from Mother Earthg up, up, up into the great unex-
plored beyond. Oh! The air is wonderful and the breeze laps about one like
waves upon a shore. Wondrous blue sky, Hoating, milk-white clouds en-
trance one. '
Circling, like an eagle over his nest, the plane begins to drop, and with each
fall one imagines the Earth rushes 'toward him to claim him once again. At
last, with a great roar, the plane reaches the Earth.
BLANCHE PRAY, '28.
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East H igh, Well Started
East High School held its first assembly of the year on Friday morning
during the second period.
First, the Student Council oflicers and those who are on committees were
introduced. Each oflieer and each committee chairman expressed his pleasure
of being on the Student Council and told what he was planning to do.
Next, Mr. Augustine, thc football coach, spoke about the game to be played
on Saturday with Oskaloosa. The boys on the teams were presented, and given
a rousing cheer under direction of the new yell-leaders. Judging from the
enthusiasm the students voiced in the yells, the football team need have no fear
of poor co-operation.
Improvement in Our School
To meet the demands of our new supervised study plan, East High has been
remodeled. As study hall 219 was not needed for study purposes, it has been
changed into a very fine music room. This room is spacious, well ventilated,
and light, making it ideal for all music work. In addition to the space for
rehearsals, there is a very convenient anteroom for band uniforms and instru-
ments, equipment for harmony classes, and a large music file.
In an effort to make physical education of more benefit to the particular
need of each pupil, several new features have been installed in the gymnasium.
For corrective work, a large room has been built upstairs, the corresponding
room below being for nutrition classes. The piano has been placed in a small
room equipped with a sounding board which carries the music into the far
corners of the gymnasium. At each end of the nutrition class room there are
two storage rooms.
The typewriting department has been enlarged and improved by the addition
of forty new typcwriters and accompanying desks. As this department is one
of the most rapidly growing in the school, these typewriters will bc very
With these improvements East High is keeping abreast with the forward
march of education.
Student Council at East
At the first meeting of the Student Council, September 13th, officers and
committees for the present semester were chosen. They are as follows: Keith
Kernahan, prcsidentg Baird Rider, vice president, and Lois Rider, secretary.
The committees are: Building and grounds, Stanley Graber, chairman, Mar-
tha Burton and Walter Carlson, patriotic and welfare, Lawrence Peterson,
chairman, Ted Brannen and Mildred Barlow, public entertainment, Elizabeth
Mitchell, chairman, James Woodmansee, Helen McGlothlen and Rose Siegel,
campaign, Robert Burnett, chairman, Eloweise Smith and William Loveridgeg
athletic, Leland Betts, chairman, Ivor Reese and Wilma Shaw, publicity,
Clyde Johnson, finance, Raymond Porter, chairman, Keith Davis and Ruth
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1 Interesting P. T. A. Meetings Plannecl
In an effort to intcrcst more people in P. T. A. work, four night meetings
and four afternoon meetings have been planned for the coming year.
At the first meeting held Tuesday, October 18th, the parents were told about
the new rooms which have been added to the building and the gymnasium, and
the change of program was explained. During the program, Verba Parker
rendered two delightful vocal solos, and the orchestra offered three numbers
with an overture .during intermission. After tl1is part of the program, the
parents were shown through the building by some student council boys, and
refreshments were served in thc cafeteria by student council girls.
The second evening meeting will he a Christmas pageant, which will be
presented by the pupils.
There will also he a fathers' night meeting in the gymnasium, at which time
the speakers will be a boy, a father, and a teacher. Mr. VVilliams will conduct
a physical education exhibition.
The annual dinner is a feature which is looked forward to by every one.
This year Ur. Jessup, prcsidcnt of the State University of Iowa, will be thc
The East High faculty and parents who belong to the l'. '.l'. A. are antici-
pating a happy year together, and plan to accomplish many worthwhile things.
N ew Teachers at East
At the beginning of this scmcstcr, thc faculty of East High was changed in
three instances. The vacancy left by Miss Cavanaugh, librarian, who is now
librarian in her home town, Madison, 'Wisconsin, was filled by Miss Larson,
who is also in charge of study hall 201. Mrs. Brownlic is a new instructor in
home economics. Miss l"isc-her, a former biology teacher, has gone to Roose-
velt, and Miss Hargis has joined the faculty: of YVcst High School. East High
regrets to lose thcsc three vcry valuable teachers, but is pleased to welcome
Miss Larson and Mrs. llrownlic.
The A eolian Hall at East
As a proof that interest and activity in music have grown remarkably in
East High, the Aeoliau Club has bccu organized, and thc new music room is to
be dedicated as Acolian Hall. Since the former study hall 219 has been cont
verted into a splendid music room, thc members of the club' voted to have the
name placed above the door to inform both students and visitors that East
High now has an established hall for all music activities. The music department
has also decided to dedicate the room in a fitting manner.
This room, being large and well lighted, besides being ideal for the usual
work in music, will be suitable for small musicales. This room in which to
carry on our music work, is very much appreciated by all.
Helen Smith Wins Thircl Prize in Register Contest
East High is proud of the fact that Helen Smith, a student of Miss Brother-
ton's home room, won thc third prize of 5550.00 in the Registers contest for
matching the pictures of various movie stars. Helen says that all except three
of the sets were correct. VVe wish her more good luck, and hope that she will
be able to win the first prize in some future contest.
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Yell Leaders Open Football Season at East
Yell leaders may come, and yell leaders may go, but-yell leaders will be
yell leaders. This was unanimously shown when East High gave its first
support to its newly selected yell leaders at a pep assembly held September
23 in preparation for thc opening game of the season with Oskaloosa on the
VVith such leaders as Leo Isaacson, Clyde Johnson, VVilliam Wetherall and
Lawrence Peterson, the boys on thc field will receive plenty of encouragement
from the stands. Undoubtedly, a successful season is promised for these East
High yell leaders.
East High Peps U p
Will we beat North High? Yea, Bel VVc did not beat North High, but did
the next best thing. VVc tied the score. Perhaps part of the good showing our
team made was due to the pep assembly held at 1 p. m. on Friday, October 21,
in the assembly room.
The assembly was probably one of the best that East High has had in recent
years. It began with two selections by the band as the students were marching
into the room and preparing for the assembly. Dr. Geistweit of the First
Baptist Church, and Mr, Irwin, a physics teacher, and a sports writer for the
newspapers, were the speakers. Mr. Irwin told about the strength of the
North High team and about our chances of winning this year's game. A very
interesting talk on sportsmanship was delivered by Dr. Geistweit, who intro-
duced himself by mentioning his football experiences while in college.
William VVetherall, Leo Isaacson, Clyde Johnson and Lawrence Peterson led
the enthusiastic group of students in yells. A large book, on the pages of which
were printed the East-North scores of former years, served to arouse the group
to enthusiasm. .
After we had been favored with two or three songs by the quartet, Mr. Bing-
ham gave ns all a big scaref He said that he had just been informed about
some unaccountable mistake by which the game was being played at the time of
the assembly instead of on the following day. In order that we might find out
something about the game, he suggested that Mr. Luce, who was in the rear of
the assembly room, should try to get station WHO on a huge radio which was
standing upon the stage. Mr. Luce was said to have recently held a debate
with some people on Mars by means of this radio. After a short delay and
some static, he got WHO, loud and clear. At this time a very good account of
a fake game in which East won by a 7-0 score was given.
When the game was over, Mr. Pritchard dismissed the assembly, and allowed
the cheer leaders to give one more yell as the students were passing from the
Hall Monitors Selected at East H igli
Thirty-two students have been chosen for hall monitors in East High for
Applications are made for this position, and the most worthy applicant gets
the place. This is regarded such a service to the school that mention is made
of it on the monitor's diploma. The duty of the monitor is to keep order in the
halls during the class periods. Unnecessary passing through the halls has been
much decreased since this system was Started.
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H onor Roll
At the end of every semester a careful account is taken of all those students
wl1o have made exceptionally high grades during the previous semester. This
semester East High is extremely proud of the honor roll which contains the
names of seventy-four students. Eleven pupils, the highest number in the
annals of the school, received five ones, thirty-three obtained excellence in four
subjects, and thirty-one received three ones.
Those receiving live ones were: M. Helen Cline, C. Genevieve DeFord, Elea-
nor M. Eggiman, Gayle M. Foulke, Frederick Gracely, Merritt G. Hammans,
Harold Kellogg, Lesa Lundin, Mary H. McMillan, Lois Rider, Betty Smith.
Those receiving four ones were: Sarah Asarch, H. Dale Bossert, Alice M.
Cave, M. Florence Coughlan, Mabel M. Etchison, Dorothy Friedman, J.
Marion Goodson, Marian Grimes, Mary Gruber, Karl E. Hathaway, Thalea
M. Hellums, Katherine H. Holt, Doreen Howard, Ragnhild Johanson, Dor-
othy F. Johnson, Helen L. Kellogg, Marian E. Larson, Ruth li. Loizeaux,
Gwendolyn McCleary, Bernice I". May, Merle S. Miller, Dale S. Missildine,
Robert VV. Parquette, Mildred L. Patterson, Marita L. lloindcxter, Elsie L.
Robinson, Irma I. Rice, Augusta E. Schultz, Edward P. Seeley, Goldie Shamcs,
Irene M. Shelton, Helen Vllilliams, VVayne E. Youtz.
Three ones were received by: Frances M. Abramson, Maxine C. Arvidson,
,Kenneth K. Baird, Harold M. Bakke, Lois S. Bierma, Harold Bowman, Edna
M. Broquist, Frances E. Bruere, Norma L. Buckley,Vivian Castings, Howard
Chase, Florence DeMoss, Walter Engkjer, Vivian Grant, Robert W. Green,
Roger V. Hanson, Lois E. Miller, Rolla Hermann, Ruby Io McGilvra, Richard
A. Moody, Gladys Munger, Raymond F.. Porter. Ivor Reese, Zatha-Helen
Snow, Raymond F. Strater, Jeanne L. Sweeney, Winffrcd J. Thompson, Mil-
dred C. Tilley, John E. Vllilliams, Lucille VVisdom, Ruth B. VVood.
Clubs at East High Help Decorate
During the past year it has been the policy of several of the clubs to help
decorate the stadium for the football games. By this method a friendly sort of
rivalry has developed between several of the clubs in their endeavor to make
their decorating the most attractive.
This rivalry has become so keen that it has induced the Euclidean Club and
the Student Council to join ranks with the Forensic and li lilpi Tan in making
thc decorations this year an accomplishment that will be a standard for years
Classes Issue Challenges
Two classes, proud of their records in attendance and scholarship, respec-
tively, have issued challenges to every other class in school.
Miss Cumming's home room 20-L has given out the following challenge: Can
any home room cqual or surpass the attendance record of home room 204-? 'Dur-
ing the first seven weeks of thc semester, there was only one absence, and that
was due to illness.
Miss .lnrdan's first period French class challenges the school: Can any class
equal or surpass the scholarship record of our first period French class, room
1l7? For the first seven weeks of this semester, our class grades averaged a
very high 2-I-5 in this class of eighteen there were no tives, but two fours,
twenty threes, twenty-eight twos, and twenty-six ones.
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competition ought to develop.
Interesting Quill Assembly
"Now, children, sit up straight and fold your hands. This morning we are
going to study the Quill." Thus the Quill assembly, held in the form of a
country school day session, was opened on Tuesday, October 25.
"Teacher" was impersonated by Dorothy I"riedman, editor-in-chief, the
superintendent was Stephen Vllrightg and thc pupils were the members of the
editorial, business and typing staffs. The song, 'AGood Morning, Dear Teach-
er," was rendered with gusto, and many interesting questions were asked in
the history class. Some of the most interesting were: "lVhen was the first
Quill published?" and "VVho was the first faculty adviser?"
Long diflicult problems in arithmetic, dealing with the publishing of our mag-
azine, were solved by some of the "bright" boys of the business staff.
As was the custom in olden days, Friday afternoon was devoted to a pro-
gram by different students. At about three o'eloek who should walk in but the
dignified, all-exalted superintendent! After delivering the proverbial speech,
hc quizzed the quaking pupils. Then he was entertained by five members of
the school, who read some humorous essays and poems.
Although this assembly was entertaining and humorous, it brought out very
clearly the vital necessity of the Quill to school life.
Fall Play to Be Presentecl H ere
How a family of thoughtless spendthrifts was halted in its mad race for
excitement, and how this same family tried to adjust itself to difficult circum-
stances will be cleverly and humorously revealed in our fall play, "The Goosc
Hangs High," a modern three-act comedy by Lewis Beach. It will be pre-
sented on the evenings of December lst and 2d under the direction of the
dramatic coach, Mrs. Lillian Getty Bridges. The play has been very popular
and is modern, having been first presented in New York City in 1924-. It is very
well balanced from the standpoint of character.
The plot of the story centers around the lngals family. Grandmother Brad-
ley, who heartily disapproves of modern youth and 'the frivolity displayed by
l,ois and Bradley, furnishes niueh of the humor of the play.
The east is as follows: ,
Bernard Ingals, father ...... ,,,.,,r..., I tobert Shaw
Eunice lngals, mother ........... ,,,..,,,.rr..,,,,,, IF Ielen Cox
Hugh Ingals, son ................,,.........................,,,, ,.....,. X Villiam Loveridge
l.ois Ingals, flapper, daughter .,...... ..,,....,...,....... .,..... I 1 'ranees Mollenhoff
Bradley Inguls, son, just home from college ........ ,,,i,,,......,,,,. I ack Spencer
.lulia Murdock, aunt .................,..............,,.........., .,..... E lizabeth Mitchell
Ronald Murdock, her son ,,..................,............. ...,..,,,, R oben-tg Burnett
Mrs. Bradley, grandmother ........ ....,,,..,,..,,r,.... B etty Smith
lD11g'lTllll' Carroll ........................ .,.... lt lartha Alice Burton
LCG Day .............. ...,....r..,...... ll liles Chinn
Noel Derby ........... ...... C ieorge I,I1llgll1'ldgC
Rhoda, the maid ,...........................................,.,............,,.....,,..,,., Virginia Patterson
Elliot Kimberly ,.........................,.,,,,..,.,,.,,,,,,,,..,,.,,,,..,,,.,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, George Sutton
VVith this splendid east the play is sure to be a success for East High.
Persis Hurd Alderson .....
A. G. Astor ...............
H. Augustine ........
Stephen A. Bakalyar.
Christine Balliet ....
Zola Barge ........
L. G. Bennett ....
G. A. Bingham ............
Mrs. Lillian Getty Bridges.
.Iennie Brody .........
Cora Brotherton ....
Mrs. Browniie .....
A. J. Burton .....
Christine Corbett .... .....
Frances Church .......
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Eleanor H. Ensign ....
Grace E. Gabriel .,..
J. I-I. Gilbert ......
Dorothy Gregg ....
Mrs. Zola Hall ......
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Agnes Helmreich .... ..... H istory. . ....... . . .
C. B. Houser .....
A. G. Hostetter .......
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0. G. Prichard ....
Helen Pritchard ....
A. Y. Russell ....
Maud Searl ....
Carol Snyder ....
Wal ter Stephens ....
Hilma Walker ......
Sarah Wickware ....
D. Q. VVilliams ....
D. O. Wilson ..... . ..
Estelle Wood ....
Edith Yates ....
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East High likes potato soup better than chili-con-earne. Three gallons of
chili will put enough heat into the students to last them at least until they can
get home and raid the pantry, while six gallons of potato soup are necessary to
produce the same results. '
Nine loaves of bread and ten dozen rolls on which students have spread five
pounds of butter, daily follow the little red lane to destruction. Five peeks of
potatoes are eagerly peeked by the same gobblers.
Two hundred and eighty-eight people contentedly munch their "Oh Johnnysj'
while pie and cake fans consume twenty-six pies and six large cakes daily.
However great the quantities our appetites require may seem, the weights
are just as surprising. East High cats considerably over two tons every month.
Though lunch time is one of the pleasantest periods, it is also one of the
busiest, and hasn't it reason to be? Here is approximately what we eat every
138 gallons of soup.
217 loaves of bread.
230 dozen rolls.
253 pounds of butter.
115 peeks of potatoes.
872 quarts of milk.
6,62-L bars of candy.
Our cooks, like Ichabod Crane, probably have nightmares of floods of soup
and brown gravy on which they are stranded in the center of a frail cherry pie.
They float down the gushing Hood to Butter Island, which immediately melts
and leaves them again to their fate. We, however, who are safe on Bread
Mountain, send forth relief in the shape of a baking dish and a soup ladle
manned by six Irish Potatoes, who bring them safely ashore.
There is one consolation, however, with which we can be comforted. Wle
can lay part of the blame, or most of it if you like, on our faculty, because they
help to devour some of this great amount of "hash.,'
Social Service-A ttention!
A very apparent need has been brought to the attention of the East High
faculty and students lately, that is-a school for the instruction of ambitious
eats and dogs. Not a few times the poor down-trodden creatures have been
driven from the "door of opportunity" in spite of their honest and repeated
efforts to gain entrance thereto.
In fact, after a council held on Mr. Burton's back lawn one dark night, it
was decided to send the most capable delegate to plead their cause before the
unyielding public, and on the next morning while a picture of one of America's
greatest statesmen was being shown on the screen, the bold representative of the
feline and canine council appeared. He was undauntcd in his purpose, and was
not in the least nnnerved by the numbers watching him, but bravely held his
place where many of his bctters have quaked. Most earnestly did he plead his
cause and he was greatly applauded by the spectators. Surely, it can be ar-
ranged to notify Mutt and Jeff of this desire for learning so that they will turn
their efforts from the "Home for Blind Mice" to the "Bow-Meow Training
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Do You Carry a Suitcase?
Have you noticed the style? Although it is rather old, it will not soon become
old fashioned because of its efliciency. The school miss' worldly goods are usu-
ally earried in one bulging pocket book, ranging in size from the small change
purse to the large Charleston bag. The smaller the bag the more it bulges, but
the strange thing is that bags are as necessary to the modern girl's Hthingsi' as
the Eagle was to the Roman legion.
It would be a real calamity if, when the owner should endeavor-like the
greedy man in the fairy tale who put one too many pieces of gold in his hat-
to put one more stick of gum or similar indispensable article in the overburdened
purse, it should break down altogether and fall to pieces like the "One Hoss
VVhat a revelation! I'm afraid reporters would rush, traffic would be tempo-
rarily suspended, and a new police force would have to be sworn in to suppress
the gathering mob. You see, the mystery of what those ever-present packets
contain is so dark and mysterious and the curiosity so prompting that should
such disaster befall one, a stampede would immediately ensue.
Sometimes, odd shapes in "suitcases" appear. Pet dogs are carried to school
under young mistress' arms and deposited neatly on the desk. Suddenly some-
body wants a pencil and r-r-r-rip the "darling" pup is split open and the pencil
A great fortune is in wait for some genius who will sometime eontrive a "suit-
case" wherein everything "necessary and propern to a girls' complexioin, school
supplies, and hundreds of miscellaneous things will be neatly fitted into each
other, indexed and filed away, so that any article may be easily brought forth
at a moment's notice.
Meditations on the Hall Clock
As I hurried along down the hall one bright day,
I glanced at the clock ticking moments away,
And I said to myself as I climbed up the stair,
"I wonder how many have gazed at you there."
How many have looked on your sober old face,
And wished in their hearts you would quicken your pace.
But in winter or summer, through crisis or calm
You ne'er hasten or slacken but keep going on.
How many remark as they look up at you,
"'vVhere's all the time gone? I have so much to do."
And they hurry away, while you soberly muse,
"A mortal must hurry, each minute to use."
The glad hour of victory on field or elsewhere,
Or sadder defeat you have marked without care,
For the maker who formed you could only impart
Your two hands and a face, but never a heart.
And sometimes I muse as I look on your face,
"VVho'll tread these wide halls as they iill up our place,
WVhen we have grown old and there reigns in our lieu
A new generation for you to tick to."
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Join N ow!
"True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until
it be lost."
Learn this little quotation and then think about it. Have you a friend in
whom you can confide, a friend with whom you enjoy discussing your school
life and interests? If you have not, you are missing one of the greatest things
that life holds for us-true friendship.
Perhaps you who have never belonged to any of our splendid clubs do not
realize it, but our school organizations do a great deal to promote friendship
among East High students. Our clubs are organized, not merely for the pur-
pose of having parties and other social affairs, but also to discuss the various
phases of school life. The clubs sponsor many social activities, which are en-
joyed by the members, but the chief purpose of our school organizations is to
promote fellowship among students, and to study more about subjects which
are taught in East High. For instance, the members of the Spanish club very
profitably spend a certain amount of time at each meeting by studying about
Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries, the Latin club takes up the study
of old Rome and its people, and the Shakespcarcans study literature, particu-
larly that of Slnakcspeare. Thus we could go on and enumerate each one of
East High's twenty-two organizations, telling the purpose of each one, but this
gives us an idea of what is done at the meetings.
Do you belong to a school organization? If not, join one nowg for "the
value of true friendship is seldom known until it be lost." Surely there is some-
thing at school in which you are interested. .loin a club and partake ill the in-
teresting discussionsg it will bring you closer to your fellow-students and you
will gain many friends.
Starting the year by successfully putting over the annual P. T. A. drive,
the Student Council is well on its way to another successful semester.
No definite contest was announced for the P. T. A. drive, but that didn't
prevent the students from showing their ability and willingness to work.
Tile next important piece of work was the Quill drive. A prize was offered
to the Home Room winning this contest. To stimulate interest, the prize is to
remain a secret until the contest closes. Some students say it is to be a suitcase
egg. As this goes to press, the drive will have been on for four days, averaging
nearly one hundred subscriptions each day.
At the beginning of the semester the ofiicer and committee chairman and
members of the various committees were introduced to the student body at an
assembly. The ofiiccrs for this year are: Keith Kernahan, president, Baird
Rider, vice president, and Lois Rider, secretary. The various committees and
chairmen are: Public entertainment, Elizabeth Mitchell, building and grounds,
Stanley Graber, patriotic and welfare, Lawrence Petcrsong campaign, Robert
Burnettg athletic, Leland Bettis, finance, Raymond Porter, and publicity,
Boys' Dramatic Club
Hurrah! At last a Boys' Dramatic Club has been started, and say, I'rn tell-
ing you, it's going to be the best boys' club in East High. Already most of the
leading members of the Forensic and E Epi Tan have joined us and tllese have
been the leading boys' clubs until now. Although the Girls' Dramatic is pretty
good, we feel that after we get on our feet we will show them some pointers also.
In our first meeting we elected Jack Spencer, president, Robert Shaw, vice
presidentg lValter Carlson, secretary, Robert Parquette, treasurer, and Stanley
Graber, chairman of the program committee. Under these officers and with
Mrs. Bridges and Mr. Hostetter as advisers, we will take the leadership among
the clubs in a very short time.
Girls' Senior Dramatic Club
The girls of the Senior Dramatic Club anticipate a very successful semester
under the leadership of Helen Cox, president, Louise Anderson, vice president,
Frances Judd, secretary, Daisy VVoodward, treasurer, and Kathryn Gustafson,
The tryouts for membership were held in the assembly room September 21st
and 22d. The judges were Mrs. Bridges, Miss Corbett, Mrs. Huebner, Kathryn
Gustafson, and Ellen Glen. Twenty-two girls became members as a result.
They are: Gertrude Anderson, Helen Brandt, Dorothy Burns, Emma Corpe,
Gannetha Dameron, Irene Garmon, Phyllis Gibson, Ruth I-Ierrold, Louise
Holmes, Edna Hull, Evelyn Mason, Frances Mollcnhoff, Ruth Morgan, Caro-
lyn Norton, Janice Park, Verba Parker, Ruth Porter, Gwendolyn Swain, Estie
Vveaver, Lucille Wisdom, Betty Smith, and Elizabeth Carberry.
The initiation banquet was held in the cafeteria September 28th. The new
girls gave a very interesting impromptu entertainment.
As in the past, the plan of dividing the club into groups, each group to give
a play, will be followed. The first play, "Pearls," was presented for the club
by the new members.
VVith the hearty co-operation of the new members and the adviser, Mrs.
Bridges, the dramatic club hopes to enjoy a most interesting and profitable
Girls' J 'zmioi' Dramatics
lfVe, the members of the .lunior Dramatic Club, are striving for a bigger and
better organization, and know that we shall reach this goal, for there have been
twenty new girls who joined this semester, ready to work hard and co-operate
for a better club.
The new girls are Virginia Patterson, Dorothy Porter, Ardis Roberts, Kath-
ryn Anderson, Nellie Oppenheim, Margaret Plumber, Marilda VVarrcn, Doris
Noah, Bernice Rudston, Marie Plude, Maxine Brown, Elsie Peterson, Leona
Graham, Dorothy Ulm, Margaret Peterson, Dorothy Hansen, Anne Martin,
Evelyn Loyd, Lois Thornberg, and Virginia Spencer.
On October 17th, the following ofiicers were elected: President, Virginia
Spencer, vice president, Nellie Oppenheimg secretary, Marilda Warren, treas-
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urer, Doris Noah: program committee, Margaret Allott. These girls, with the
other members, are anxious to make the Junior Dramatic Club one of the out-
standing organizations of East High.
Beginning with this semester any girl deserving membership in the Senior
Dramatic Club must have been enrolled in the Junior Dramatic for at least
. The Forensic Club
Did you ever feel as though you would like to start things all over again and,
if you eould, do at least one hundred per cent better?
The Forensic Club doesn't feel that it wants to start all over again, but
from all appearances it is going to do some things this year in one hundred
per cent style. The membership, including all of the new pledges, is nearing
the quota very rapidly. lVith a membership such as this, seine good entertain-
ment may be expected.
The ofiieers for this year are Clyde Johnson, presidentg William Stooky,
vice president: Robert Shaw, sccretaryg and Harold Williams, traesurer. As
the members have much eonfidcnee in these officers, they are sure that they
shall be satisfied with their work.
At one of our early meetings this semester, the club was entertained by two
girls of the Dramatic Club. The play they gave was very pleasing, and was
enjoyed by each and every member.
The Forensic is putting its shoulder to the wheel and is going to do its ut-
most to furnish plenty of fun for thc members, and service to the school.
E Epi Tan
Bang! The noise was the .lil Epi Tan starting the semester. First a big meet-
ing presided over by our new officers, Stephen VVright, president, William
VVcthcrall, vice presideutg Carl Grimes, secretaryg Lawrence Peterson, treas-
urer, and Gilbert Vestre, sergeant at arms, then a gigantic picnic at Grand
View Park at which the club entertained the alumni.
Although we lost many members by graduation, we have a fine looking group
of pledges, and for their benefit we are planning an initiation that will surpass
all others, and give future members something to shoot at.
The program eonunittee, functioning with their chairman, William Wetherall,
is planning an unusual year. The club is co-operating with its friendly rival, the
Forensic, in decorating the stadium for the football game.
The E Epi Tan has hit its stride and looks forward to a successful year under
the leadership of Mr. Lyman.
Shakespearean Club '
Applications for membership into the Shakespearean Club were numerous,
proving that thc seniors are interested in literature, especially that of Shake-
The Shakespearean Club previously has been one of the most progressive
clubs in East High. VVith such advisers as Miss Gabriel and Miss McBride, and
such officers as VVilliam NVetherall, nrcsidentg Mildred l'atterson, vice presi-
dentg and Dale Bossert, secrctary-treasurer, the club cannot fail to live up to
its former record.
Since the club was organized to promote the knowledge of Shakespeare, the
programs consist mainly of discussions and dramatizations, with, of course, a
certain amount of music.
A short program was given at the first meeting of this semester. It consisted
of reports on Miracle and Mystery plays by Gwendolyn Mc-Cleary, and Mor-
ality plays by Katherine Holt. An impromptu reading of Act II, Scene II, from
"Macbeth" was given by Dorothy VVilson and Gwendolyn McCleary taking the
parts of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth respectively.
The initiation picnic is always a jolly affair in the Shakespearean Club. It
was held this semester at Grand View on November lst. The unlucky pledges
were: Lillian Aneher, Louise Anderson, Josephine Anderson, Ted Brannon,
Russel Carlson, VValter Carlson, Grace Carper, Joe Cowley, Helen Cox, Ralph
Cunningham, Keith Davis, Lester Davis, Fred DuBridge, Eleanor Eggiman,
Dorothy Friedman, Jeanne Frink, Frances Gallegher, Ellen Glen, Maxine Hap-
tonstahl, Orville Hastings, Margaret Harvey, Frances Judd, Josephine Joseph,
Bernice May, Marjorie Miller, Elizabeth Mitchell, Frances Mollcnhotf, Fred
Nahas, Lena Nahas, Helen Peterson, Ivor Reese, Grace Ridgway, Deloit
Romig, Jack Spencer, Frank Statler, Corliss Ulrich, Dorothy Wilson, and
Philomatheart Literary Society
This semester promises to bc a lively one for the Fhilomathean Literary So-
ciety, which held the Hrst meeting of the year on Thursday, September 29th, in
the music room. At this meeting the new otiicers took chargeg they are: presi-
dent, Margaret Harvey: vice president and program chairman, Margaret
Allottg secretary, Ruth Pattersong treasurer, Helen McGlothlen. Tryouts for
new members and initiation of the same were discussed. There were twenty-four
old members in the club, who promised to show the newcomers "a good time"
at the initiation. All thc old members were asked to give suggestions for pro-
grams and the type of program in which they preferred to take part. It is the
plan of thc club to have each member participate in at least one program dur-
ing the semester. Committees were appointed to make complete plans for the
imitiation, which was held in the form of a banquet October 13th, on third floor.
The Philomatheans are a lively group this year and are anticipating many
new members. They hope to make this semester a successful one by being of
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Zetagathean Literary Society
An initiation meeting at Union Park was a very interesting feature enjoyed
by the Zetagathean Literary Society on WVcdnesday, October 5th, at 3 :15.
Three-legged races, yells, and stunts were performed by about thirty new
members. After each initiate had named all the new members without an error,
they served supper to the old members, but finally succeeded in eating a hearty
The first business meeting of the club was held in room 202, on October 13th.
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Following the business meeting, the old members entertained the newcomers
with a short play.
The Zctagathcan Literary Society is looking forward to a very interesting
and successful year under the leadership of the faculty advisers, Miss Helm-
rcich and Miss Snyder, and the new officers, who are Maxcine Barron, presi-
dent, Bernice May, vice prcsidcntg Katherine Oberg, secretary, and Mildred
The Girls' Athletic League
The nutrition room in the gymnasium was crowded with lively, healthy girls
at the first meeting of the Girls' Athletic League this semester. Some were old
members, but there was also a large number of newcomers, who wished to join.
Some of these girls were eligible, and others were there to find out how to earn
A few new members were voted on at the first and second meetingsg but
initiation is being postponed because several of the girls who wish to become
members have not as yet earned the number of points required to join. The
G. A. L. meetings are conducted as a regular business meeting, and the last
fifteen or twenty minutes are devoted to health programs, which are enacted
by members. The meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of the month
in the nutrition room of the gymnasium.
Under the leadership of Miss Gregg, the faculty adviser, and the officers who
were elected last semester, the G. A. L. is looking forward to a pleasant and
profitable semester of eo-operation. The officers are Dorothy Gray, presidentg
Winifred Thompson, vice president, Virginia Hall, secretaryg and Jenny Wit-
A successful year is in store for the Spanish Club, which started its well-
attcnded meetings with many prospective members present. The tryouts for
each of these prospects consisted of writing a theme on some topic of Spain or
other Spanish-speaking countries, as a test of his interest in the club. Those
who wrote acceptable papers will be given an elaborate initiation, which has
been indefinitely postponed.
At the close of last semester Miss Balliet was chosen faculty adviser, and the
following ofiieers were elected: Roger Juline, presidentg John Hansen, vice
president, and Josephine Anderson, secretary-treasurer. The Spanish Club
hopes to increase its membership later, for several of the boys who are out for
football will join.
The program committee is preparing some very interesting programs, some
of which will be given by outside talent. In addition, the club will have charge
of a noon program on December Sth.
The Spanish Club is widely known for its semester parties, and the one this
year will bc of the same attractiveness.
The Latin Club has organized this semester with Gwendolyn McCleary as
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president, Harold Kellogg as vice president, Nadine Marquis as secretary, and
Evelyn Efaw as treasurer. For the initiation, the pledges were put under
various forms of torture in an arena. If they withstood the wild beast's assault,
the spectators held their thumbs up, which was the Roman way of expressing
satisfaction. If, however, the performer proved unsatisfactory, the spectators
signified with thumbs pointing down and the pledge knew his fate was sealed.
The purpose of the Sodalitas Romana is to promote the interest in Latin and
the study of things related to it. As one of the first projects the club has dc-
cided to study Rome as it is now. This will include the study of famous build-
ings, statues, and other things of interest which have never failed to attract
tourists to that city.
Le Cercle F7'G7l'Cdi5'
An interesting feature of the lfrench Club this semester will be the joint
meetings with the Spanish and Latin Clubs OIICC a month. The regular meet-
ings of the clubs will be held as usual, but a program by members of the three
different organizations should prove interesting and helpful.
The first meeting of the French Club this semester was held Tuesday, Sep-
tember 26th, at 3:15 in Room 117, when the following officers for the present
semester were elected: President, E. Louise Anderson, vice president, Delores
McAnaag secretary, Helen Larson, treasurer, Jennie VVitteng and publicity sec-
retary, Jane VVirt. After the regular business meeting, which was conducted in
French, a program was given. The remainder of the time was devoted to play-
ing a French game.
At the regular meetings of the French Club, French customs, manners, games,
and holidays are discussed, which prove to be very interesting to the members.
Short plays given in l"reneh will also feature some of the meetings.
Home Economics Club
Every girl in East High who is interested in home-making should become an
active member of the Home Economics Club, for it does a great deal to promote
the spirit of the home-maker in East High girls. This club holds its meetiings
the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 3 :15 in room 311.
The officers for this semester are Irene Parquette, president, Doris Warren,
vice president, Mary Louise Miller, secretary, and Stella Borgalia, treasurer.
The initiation for new members was held October 28th, and it was very interest-
ing and exciting.
One of the outstanding social events of the year was the state meeting of all
the Home Economics Clubs of Iowa, which was held November 41th. blast High,
Roosevelt, and North High clubs were the hostesses to all the clubs of the state
at this meeting.
The Home Economics Club takes charge of the planning and serving of 'the
refreshments at all the East High Parent-Teachers Association meetings during
A committee is appointed from the club to take charge of the school's costume
An all girls' banquet is sponsored annually by the Home Economies Club 'to
promote better fellowship and acquaintance among the girls in the school.
MiXRY Louisa NIILLER.
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The Euclidean Club
The purpose of the Euclidean Club is to promote interest in Mathematics
and Science, and to promote opportunity for intellectual and social enjoyment.
With a record membership, we are accomplishing this purpose to our great
Mr. Bakalyar, who has served the club since it was organized, is our faculty
adviser. Our officers for this semester are: Grace Carper, presidentg Robert
Shaw, vice president, Elizabeth Mitchell, secretary, and Robert Burnett,
Some very interesting meetings have been planned for this semester. We
held a rather trying initiation ceremony at McHenry Park, on Wednesday,
November 2, and the new members are planning to take revenge on next se-
Organize N ew Club at East High
A new club has been formed by the Mechanical Drawing Department of East
High under the name of "The East High Triangle Club."
Mr. L. G. Bennett, instructor of the department, after discussions with
interested students, immediately began action and the club was formed early
in the semester.
A majority of the otlieers have already been elected. They are as follows:
George Laughridge, presidentg Louise Patterson, secretary, and Ed Kasakitis,
chairman of the publicity committee. The treasurer has not been decided upon
as yet. Mr. Bennett will act as adviser.
This is the only organization of its kind in East High.
Hi-Y Club News
The Hi-Y Club is going great! With veteran oflieers re-elected from last
semester embracing Ted Branncn, presidentg Hugh McMillan, vice president,
Bob Shaw, secretaryg and Fred DuBridge, treasurer, the Hi-Y is assured of
able and convincing leadership throughout this term, and leadership is a potent
factor in thc welfare of any organization. The willingness and interest these
fellows have shown in Y. M. C. A. work should contribute materially toward
making this the most thriving Hi-Y club East High has ever had.
The club meets every Wednesday evening at East High in room 311, at
7:00 0'clock. A thirty-five cent meal is served at 6:00 o'clock in the cafeteria
for the benefit of those who wish to buy their dinner. Any boy who has ever
invested in the latter will testify that the spirit of fellowship prevalent at these
meals is worth more than any amount of money. As a result of its popularity,
this policy of serving dinner will be continued this year.
The nature of the programs given at Hi-Y should appeal to every high
school fellow. The purpose of the club is to create, maintain, and extend higher
standards of Christian living, and in carrying out this principle, many promi-
nent men of the city are brought to the meetings for discussion with the fel-
lows. Besides this, games are played, sometimes in the gymnasiumg and hikes,
such as the famous "hobo hike," are frequent diversions.
Every year all the Des Moines high school Hi-Y clubs send their cabinets
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to the Y. M. C. A. camp near Boone for a conference to formulate plans for the
coming year of work and to iron out, if possible, tl1e obstacles which confronted
the clubs in the previous year. The East High representation at the conference
October 8 and 9 this year included Ted Brannen, Hugh McMillan, Martin
Gibbons, Delmar Holstad, Robert Shaw, Clyde Johnson, VVilliam VVetherall,
and the leader, Leon Smith. These fellows had a good time at camp and
returned with renewed vision and determination.
Applicants for membership in the High-Y club should see one of the officers
or members of the cabinet at once.
You Are Welcome.
The -A eolian C lub
Some people do not realize that there are real musicians in our own school.
Perhaps such persons would have decided there were if they could have been
present at the tryouts of the Aeolian Club. These tryouts are no ordinary ini-
tiation, for, to be accepted, an applicant must prove not only that he can
perform well, but also that he can play or sing unusually well a difficult
number by a recognized composer.
As one of the aims of the club is to secure outside talent, we hope to have
some artists of the profession play for us this semester. From time to time
enough people to fill Room 311 will be invited to our concerts.
The officers for the coming year are: Keith Davis, presidentg Doris Hoff,
vice president, Harold Kellogg, secretaryg Martha Alice Burton, treasurer,
and lVi1lard Haynes, sergeant-at-arms. lVith the help of the other members
of the club, these people expect to have some of the best club programs put on
in the school.
The outlook for the Band this year is unusually good. The initial enrollment
is large, and every member seems more than willing to do his part. This year
there is an innovation in the fact that there is a morning band for new stu-
dents, in addition to the afternoon organization, which is larger. At football
games these bands are joined to form a single large one.
The personnel of the band is as follows:
Clarinets-Leslie Atkinson, Margaret Beard, Lester Davis, Rigmor Graven-
gaard, Ruth Herrold, Harold Kellogg, Arthur Krasinski, Daisy Payne, Glenn
Peterson, Elsie Robinson, Donald Rose, Louise Tassin, Dorothy West, Harold
Flutes-Nadine lllarquis, Lawrence O'Neill-flute or piecolo.
Saxophones-E Flat Alto, Leroy Berry, Clifford Biggs, Soprano, Clifford
Powers, C Melody, Leonard Johnson, Tenor, YVilliam Powers, Warden Ban
Oboes-Johnston Green, Lawrence Hoffinan.
Cornets or Trumpets-Alice Dawson, Donald Edstrorn, Herman Johnson,
Wilner Nelson, James Reid, YVayne Youtz.
Baritones-Fred Gordon, Willard Haynes.
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Trombones-Edward Barnes, Merle Branson, Charles Brooks, John Cawelti,
Homer lflllis, John Jeffries, David Nelson, Alvin Turnquist.
lfrcnch Horn-Lawrence Lees.
Alto Horns-I-larry Breeding, Arnold Carlson, Ralph Knote.
Tubas-Keith Davis, lillwyn Welch, Robert Green, Loren Shivers.
Drums-Artiun' Davis, Floyd McClain, Forest Shawver.
When the football season is over, we expect to have even more people in the
different scetions of thc band.
The orchestra did its first work of the year when called upon to play at the
October meeting of thc P. T. A. Then, too, a small group took the place of the
band at the East-West pep assembly. It is for these and other such reasons
that the orchestra members meet twice a week to rehearse.
Although some of our members graduated, we have as large a group as we
have ever had. In looking over a Quill of 1920, we see that we have grown
considerably since that time.
lVe also have a beginning orchestra, the members of which are studying
violin, trombone, string bass and oboe. We are expecting these people to be a
help to us next semester.
BIARTHA ALICE BURTON.
Girls" Glee Club
Starting a new semester in a new room, the Aeolian Hall, gives us much
inspiration, and we intend to make this the "biggest" year we have ever had.
The quality of the Glee club is very good, and even though we have only
about thirty girls, we intend to win the contest this year, but we would be
more sure of ourselves if we had new members to help us. If there are any
girls who wish to join the Glee club, you will be very welcome, so don't be
afraid to come up to 219 in order to help us win the state as well as the dis-
The Girls' Glee club is striving to be of as much service to the school as
possible, and will participate in exercises when asked to do so. Often some of
the clubs of our city ask us to entertain them, and we hope to do this efficiently.
Boys' Glee Club
The new Music Room, which Mr. Gilbert finally won, will surely add con-
siderable pep to the Music Department this year.
The Boys' Glee Club has started and is now hard at work in order that they
may be able to assist Mr. Gilbert in producing as good or better an organization
than he had last year. He was able to turn out the best glee club in the state
last year, and to accomplish such a result means hard work for this year.
The return of Ivan Schlesselman, an experienced singer, will mean much to
the bass section, as well as to the whole club.
If there is any boy who is intercstcd in glee club work, please see Mr. Gil-
bert as soon as possible. Tcnors arc especially needed because this section is
weaker than the others,
Quilliam Says :
HE fellow who is lucky never relies upon luck.
ANY a student around East High makes a slip-big ones, absent ones,
excused ones, and pink ones.
HOSE who stretch their hopes on faulty wires get the greatest shock.
ONTINUAL "flunking" wears away ambition.
HE football boys get the most "pork" out of the popularity pork barrel,
because they bring home the bacon.
IS about time all seniors acted as seniors and not as sophomores-
EP assemblies are as bombs in our midst, challenging the most stupid to
HE person who works hard for little things is worthy of great ones Qin-
EXT time you feel like showing off, remember that "a thing too much seen
is little prized."
EACHERS should pity those students who have no pity for themselves.
EOPLE who look back on the "good old days" are usually those who don't
realize that the world revolves on an axis.
T IS now the open season for crabbing about grades.
T takes a wise man to play the fool, but no fool can play thc wise man." Cln
reference to the Quill assemblyj
HE Quill is the medium through which the chick becomes a full-fledged
writer. Have you sprouted your wings yet?
MAGINE the things you would write if you were on the Quill Staff, and may-
be you will forgive these Quilliams.
Speaking of Virtues-
Of all the many virtues which command my admiration, some of which I
try to acquire, there is one which seems to me the most desirable of all. It is
the ability to get things done. This virtue, if we may call it that, is a bundle of
others combined. Initiative, resourcefulness, stick-to-itivcness, self confidence,
toleration of circumstances, and a cheerful attitude towards life are among them.
It seems as though a person who has this asset has the moulding of his life
in his hands. Once a goal has been determined, this quality will carry him
across the winning line. If he will do the things towards reaching this goal
that his reasoning power suggests, and concentrate on doing them well, he has'
found one of the most valuable instruments of success.
Many times I have tried to acquire this virtue, but the very lack of it defeats
my purpose. For one who has it, I have the deepest regard, because I know
that some of it must have been developed-that not all of it could have been
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Poor Beginning-Good Ending
Our football team inaugurated the season by having the small end of the
score forced upon them by the Oskaloosa eleven. Throughout the game, the
team battled gamclyl, but they never were able to surpass the fighting spirit of
Oskaloosa, consequently they were defeated.
During the second quarter, the lonc touchdown of the game came, when a
series of end runs and passes by Uskaloosa succeeded in pushing the ball over.
l"ailure to kick goal left the sum of 6 to be placed on the debit side of East
High's ledger. Next year wc are expecting the team to place a figure on the
credit side of the ledger large enough to offset the debit and leave a surplus.
Our team vowed vengeance for this defeat, so let's help them make true
their promise by giving them the support they are entitled to. Watcl1 their
'I'hey're Of! I
After champing at the bit for a week, Coach "Mike" Augustine took our team
to Iowa City and allowed them to take out their revenge for the tie game played
by thc two teams last year-much to the Little Hawkeyes' dismay.
To make it more impressing to Iowa City that East High had control of the
game, the team allowed the Little Hawkeyes to score one touchdown, and then
they came back and scored two touchdowns via the aerial route and the line.
Keith Kcrnahan iigured prominently in the securing of these two touchdowns.
1-Ie threw a pass of thirty yards to Leonard Richards, and then snared a long
pass f1'om Lewis to romp across the goal line and tie the score. During the
fourth quarter, Keith heaved a pass to Lewis for a gain of eight yards, fol-
lowing this with a line smash for twenty yards and an acceptance of a pass
from Don Falls to place the ball on the one-yard line. After two line smashes,
Don Falls succeeded in scoring. Both teams failed to kick goal, leaving the
final score 12 to 6.
Keith Kcrnahan and Don Falls, however, didn't succeed in securing the
two touchdowns by themselves. In each instance there were ten other men
paving the way for the brilliant runs and passes exhibited. Our team, as a
whole, showed an improvement over the brand of game played the week before.
I Told You So
Didn't I tcll you that if you would support your team that they would
amply repay you? Well, here is an example of co-operation between the
students and the team.
On October 8, our warriors donned their black jerseys and sallied forth to
give battle to the Railsplitters. First blood was drawn by our team when they
secured a safety. This safety seemed to be a iight instilling tonic to the team,
for it wasn't long until our boys had secured three touchdowns. Failure to
kick goal after two of the 'touchdowns left a iinal score of 21 to 0 in favor of
the Lee township boys.
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If you weren't impressed by the playing of our team the first game, may 1
ask what you thought of their ability to pull off fake plays, end runs, line
plays, and aerial attacks? Personally, I thought it was an altogether different
team that was wearing East I-ligh's colors. Fellow student, did you help the
team win this game?
"A nd Thereby Hangs a Tale-"
No, the fate of the team is not being bemoaned. It is merely the fact that we
will be unable to beat West High again that is causing so much grief.
In a blaze of glory, our football team brought to a termination the long-
existing athletic relationship between East and West. Realizing the fact that it
would be their last opportunity to defeat the Lee township boys, the West
High aggregation fought harder than ever trying to cross our goal. At one
time they were successful, but after that our boys gritted their teeth and de-
cided that West High had committed an evil doing for which they must be
reprimanded. Straightway then did our representatives on the gridiron pro-
ceed to administer the punishment by piling up a score of 25 before they felt
That unconquerable spirit which has always been a characteristic of East
High's teams was running strong and our boys simply would not be denied.
The score of 25 to 7 hardly does justice to the opposition given our team by the
VVest High gridsters, for at no time were they ready to admit defeat.
VVe sincerely hope that our present relationships with the other high schools
may come to be as cherished and honored as were those of West High.
"The J ina: Still With U s"
It seems strange that we should be limited to a tie game with lNorth High for
two consecutive years. In both cases East High was "doped" to win, but when-
ever East and North prepare to do battle, you might just as well disregard all
"dope," for these two schools have a knack for upsetting forecasts.
Last year we were held to a 7 to 7 tie. This year both teams were more
generous and left the final score 13 to 13. One would think that these games
were dull and uninteresting by judging from the scores. But the very opposite
holds true in both cases. This year the battle was the most exciting and
nerve-wracking that has been witnessed to date. The half ended with a score
of 7 to 7 and remained so until the third quarter, when Thompson of North
successfully eluded Kellogg and Kernahan in the open field and rornped across
our goal line for 6 points. During their attempt to kick goal, which failed,
our captain and star performer, Keith Kernahan, was injured. This loss
didn't seem to' cast a gloom over our team, for they went back into the game
determined to even the score with' a do or die spirit. Another wrench was
thrown into our machine when Bob Smith, star lineman, was forced out of the
game with an injured foot. Still the spirit of the team was undiminished. In
fact, the team seemed to gain spirit, for after working the ball down into
Noi-th's territory, the Falls-Richards combination with the support of the
whole team, succeeded in evening the score. The attempt to kick goal was a
failure by a bare yard. Still our team went hack fighting to come within scoring
distance. At one time they were near enough for a placement kick, which they
attempted, but failed to make. Again a series of aerial attacks put us perilously
near North's goal line. But Father Time must be reckoned with, and true to
form, the game ended just as the boys were fighting their way towards victory.
CAPTAIN ICICITII ICICRNAII AN
Words are small things when it comes to
exp.cssiny.r the ability and achievements of
our all-state bac-klield man. Keith has played
on the football team for four years. an
achievement which very few have uttuined
and whivh. with one exception, no one else
will be able to duplicate. His loss will be
keenly felt next year.
"Len" is a veteran who has undergone all
the knocks and tire whieh an end is subject to.
ln most of the passing combinations he has
always been an important: factor.
lloh ls another player whom East lligh is
proud to call her own. Despite the fact that
injuries have proved a handicap to Bob, he
eould always he counted on to give that "ex-
tra little hit" which is characteristic of East
Al is serving East High on the football tield
for the llrst tune. lle eau play either guard
or halfbaek in a very satisfactory manner.
ln .loc we have a very unique player. Be-
sides being the only one-handed baekileld per-
former. he is a ruthless taekler and blocker.
.loe saw service last year. but not enough to
entitle him to a monogram.
Elbert is one of the bifr mainstays in the
line. Playing: at :l guard position, he has
always suec-ceded in breaking up his share ot'
the opponents' plays.
For "Andy" this is also a tlrst year on the
eleven. "Andy" has performed very e'ipably
at center and has a chance to repeat next
Davl-: .lou NSUN
Dave is a quiet. unassuming boy. but put
him in a football suit and place a rival team
against hhn and you wonldn't know hlln. He
performs at a guard position and does so re-
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Phil is playing his second year for the Scar-
let and Black at either a quarterback or' a
lialfhack position. In the two years of com-
petition ahead of hini. he will need to be
watched by the opponents as he is one of the
v,-fastest men on the team! Phil is the last East
I-ligh player who has the chance of duplicat-
ing Keitlfs feat of winning four monograms.
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"Gil" has been out for football for four
years and this year he gained the goal for
which so many strive. "Gil" can play at
either a. halfback or quarterback position in a
very creditable manner. We wish that he
would he hack next year.
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"Vic" is also following in hls brother's foot-
steps. Whenever anyone was needed to flll in
the hole at center, "Vic" could be counted on
to do his bit in helping to plug it lip.
Dave is a. double-threat man. He can play
either at guard or at halfback. This is his
Ilrst and last time in East High's lineup, as he
will be lost by graduation.
Walton is another track star who showed his
heels to the opponents from a.backtleld posl-
tiun. He played a lialflmck position.
East Hifrh has in Don one of the smartest
quarterbaclks it has ever had. Regardless of
the fact that this is his first year on the first
squad, he has handled the team like a vet-
eran. l-lis vacancy will be hard to flll next
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Some say that Fred Is the "Valentino" of the
squad. .lust the same he always gives the oppo-
nents the perplexing: problem of trying to stop
him. llc is another of East l'ligh's lialfbaeks.
"Dick" is another husky who is capable of
plugging the hole at center. "Dick" worked
hard last year, hut he didn't quite make the
grade. This year he came hack and success-
fully inade the eleven.
If you notlred :i red und hluck streak nenr
lhe ground, thxit wus in ull probability Harry.
Althouirli not plxysfcnlly big, he is n big factor
ln the line. This is his first ymr and he has
performed very cnpnhly nt eml. I-lc will he
buck next yenr.
Wihnmi Scll LHN Klan
Wilbur Is another husky who can he count-
ed on to play u lmrd, steady gznnc. Ile put
furlli his services in il guard position.
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liruesi is following in his hrolller's foot-
sleps. Allhough not as large :is his brother,
he is doing an good job of holding down a
"Polly" is n truck star of no :neun ability,
nnrl he hns demonstrated this by showing his
heels to his opponents. Ile plays nt end.
This is Wuyne's first time in East I-Iigh's
lineup. Ile trunsucts his business at either
gunrd or tncklc. They sny he is n shrewd
"Cec" is :mother guard of no mean ability.
Ile has suffered somewhat by injuries, but he
gmve an good nceount of himself in the Lin-
coln l-llgh gunie.
You huve heurd of the ride of Paul Revere.
Well, here is East I-ligli's l'uul who has n
hnhlt nf dupllczitlm: tlrit old-time feat. He
exhibits his ware :ut end.
Dehnnr is :inolher of East I-ligli's promising
perforlners. This ls his ilrst year, hut he luis
Ruffle si very credltuhle showing in thc buck-
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M iss Gregg
No one needs an introduction to our girls' physical director, Miss Dorothy
Gregg, but perhaps you would like to know more of her life before she came
to East High.
i Miss Gregg refers to her childhood days
in New Mexico as "YVay hack in the dark
ages," although she tells us that Storm Lake
is her home town, and while living there she
took an active part in athletics in high school.
After completing her high school educa-
tion she attended Buena Vista College at
Storm Lake, where shc received her A. B.
degree, and latcr took graduate work at Iowa
Miss Gregg's first position as an .instructor
was in a Colorado high school, where she was
teaching when the war broke out.
She describes her experiences in VVashing-
ton, D. C., doing civil service work, as very
interesting and thrilling. It was during a
vacation at home from XVashington that the
principal of the Storm High High School
tried to persuade her to help organize and
take charge of a new department of physical
training for girls. Because of her love for
girls and interest in athletics, the idea ap-
pealed to her, and she entered this new work.
Soon after this she took further training at
.. the Kellogg School of Physical Education at
Battle Creek, Michigan.
The opportunity to teach at East High
came at this time. She says, "When I received this invitation, I was certainly
happy, as I have always looked up to lflast High as an ideal school and a
wonderful institution to become a part of." She explains that one of the rea-
sons she likes East High so well is because "there is more family spirit here
than any place else."
Miss Gregg has certainly been successful. With her pleasing personality,
she has easily become one of us and gained the affection and admiration of us
all. In addition, the girls in the athletic department realize that she is a
"regular fellow" and a real pal.
The G. A. L.
Our goals, Hgirls' athletics on par with boys," is in sight this year. For
three years the girls, with the athletic directors' help, have been working toward
this end. The G. A. I.. got its start with Miss Curtis on September 8, 1924-.
Twenty-six girls organized with their leader. Since that time there has been a
gradual increase of girls each year working for their monograms and numerals.
Three hundred points entitles a girl to a monogram. These points are earned
by perfect attendance in gym work, participation in team work, swimming,
DOROTHY UKEGG .
hiking clubs, and keeping health rules. The G. A. L. aims to awaken a wider
and more intelligent interest in physical education, among the girls of East
High and to mould sentiment in that direction, to create a feeling of good
fellowship, to uphold the morals of the school, and to encourage the carrying
on of thesc activities after high school days. lnterest in girls' athletics has
undoubtedly been on thc increase. In the first three years sixteen girls re-
ceived numerals and live girls monograms and two girls the right to receive
state pins. A state pin is similar to the honor awarded a boy in being named
on thc all-state team. .Last year at the spring assembly nine monograms were
awarded and thirteen numerals. Two girls broke all records by earning their
monograms and nunn-rals in one year. These girls were the first to receive
certificates with their monograms similar to those the boys receive. We are all
looking forward to another rm-cord-ln-caking year, hoping to double last year's
P1'ospcctive Mmzlogrmns ancZNume1'alS
Points have been counted hy Miss Gregg and a rather incomplete list made
of the girls who are working for numerals, monograms and state pins this year.
iVe have two girls who have brought points from VVest High in the athletic
department: Verba Parker, who has a numeral, and Doris Noah, with 1411
points. These people cxpcct to kccp on with their athletic activities at East
The following girls have earned numerals and are working for monograms.
At present they have carncd points as follows: Lillian Anchor, 214, Anita
Iscrman, 165g ,Pauline Kclscy, 1855 Miriam McConnell, 1705 and Xvinifred
Margaret Beard, Leone Kaiscr, XVilma Mourer, Lois VViley, Dorothy Wilson,
Delores l"ishcr and Dorothy llcdshaw, make up the group that is working for
Minnie Silhcrman has a monogram and 175 points in addition, which entitles
her to a state pin.
Many of the 10A girls have from thirty to sixty points and are working hard
for numerals. The new IOB girls are also taking a great interest in the G. A. L.
Miss Gregg reports she is vcry busy answering the inquiries of new girls as to
the methods of earning their required ten points. From every indication there
will be more monograins and numerals awarded this year than ever before.
One of our fall sports at lflast High is tennis. Because of the short season,
the method of play cannot bc like that used in the spring. We have a
tennis tournament now hetwccn the high schools in the city. Each school
chooses one boy to represent it in the boys' singles, one girl to represent it in
the girls' singles, two girls and two boys to represent the school in their re-
spective doubles, and onc girl and onc boy to play in the mixed doubles.
Those that represent lflast High in this year's tournament are:
Girls' Singles-Minnie Silbermau.
Boys' Singles-Robert McBcth.
Girls' Doubles-Grace Jones, Leone Kaiser.
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Boys' Doubles-Orville Hastings, Dale Bossert.
Mixed Doubles-VVinifred Thompson, Lloyd Mussell.
Robert McBeth was the winner of the East High championship, with
Orville Hastings the runner-up.
The first game of the season was with Roosevelt on October 25, 1927. The
boys' doubles, consisting of Dale Bossert and Orville Hastings, won from
Roosevelt's boys' doubles. The others played close games, but lost. This
eliminated all but the boys' doubles from the semi-finals.
In the finals the boys' doubles met North High on October 26, 1927. Our
team played a splendid game and won. This gives the boys' city doubles cham-
pionship to East.
'We are all very proud of our team and appreciate their efforts in represent-
ing East High.
G. A. A. Songs
"RADIO STATION SONG"
QTune: "Sweet Adelineuj
O, G A A
Sweet G A A
XVhat X T C
When U I C.
Who could 41 C
Your N T T
Sweet G A A.
fTune: "We Won't Get Home Till Morning",
The more we get together, the more we get together,
The more we get together, the happier are we.
The happier are we, the happier are we,
The more we get together
No matter what the weather,
The more we get together, the happier are we.
CTune: "Battle Hymn of Republicnj
Oh, we're working for a monogram
We do our very best
We know that we must have good health
And pep and all the rest.
So we hike and swim and skate and coast
And play the games with zest,
As we boost the G. A. A.
Girls' Athletic Association,
Girls' Athletic Association,
We're always fine and bright
And we work with all our might
For our dear old G. A. A.
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K'lf1.!JZUl6Ilg'6 Seekers of
Examination seems to have meant more than the mere graduation from high
school for a great many of the graduates of '27. For, upon looking over the
records, we find that a very great percentage have gone on to various colleges.
At Drake we find: Irene Anderson, Robert Arthur, Kenneth Baird, Eddith
Bingham, Clifford Barton, Richard Bennett, Paul Burch, Marguerite Diehl,
Lorene Dunkle, Vera Hall, 'l'h4-hna Frank, Jeanne Hoff, Richard Hoffman,
Lorene Johnson, George Johnson, Ilugh Morrison, Ethel Moser, Gaylord
McPherson, Robert Porter, Irwin ltollhoff, Olga Pidgeon, Merlene Tompkins,
T. Albert Phillips, Perry Swenson, David Pidgeon, Margaret Hartung and
Des Moines University has claimed the following: Helmer Anderson, Earl
Cole, George Rogers, Edwin Duncan, Virginia Edwards, Vernon Hamwonber,
Lloyd Hancock, .Eldon Dahl, .Everett Wodsworth, Herbert Nelson, Welcher
Ullrich, Howard Urfer.
Those who have chosen other schools are: Carroll Bryan-Grinnell, Helen
Walker-Ames, Genivieve De Ford-Griimell, John Gillespie-Grinnell, Ber-
nice Hawkins-Ames, Catherine M,cans-Ames, Bertha Brown-S. U., I., Ed-
ward,Bkwall-Grinnell, Mose Rosenstein-Ames, Otis Selindh-Ames, Orville
:DCIllliS'il,l'7HL, Weltha Vest-Battle Creek College, Lucille Howe-Union
College, Neb., Walter Howe-Union College, Ncb., Emory Kennedy-Ames,
Gerhard Hauge-S. U. I., Lewis Long-.'1mcs.
Winning scholarships may be said to be the hobby of Keith Alexander,
23-year-old E. H. graduate, and son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Alexander of
1733 Lyon street.
During his sophomore year at Drake, Keith was awarded a scholarship
which gave him half his tuition for his junior year. He was elected to Phi
Beta Kappa, national honorary fraternity after completing a four-year course
in three years, graduating in 192114. On a scholarship given through the
United States department of the interior, he entered the Rolla School of
Mines at Rolla, Mo., in August.
In the fall of 1925 he entered Columbia University on a Lydia C. Roberts
scholarship, which gave him H4850 and traveling expenses to and from New
York. He is now entering upon his third year at Columbia on the same
According to the latest word, he has been elected to Tau Beta Pi national
However, his latest and best honor has not been a scholarship, but instead
a certificate of marriage uniting him and Miss Bessie Adams. The bride is also
a graduate of East High, who belongs to the anumni association of the Philo-
mathean I.iterary Society. She was graduated in 1920.
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E. H. S. Graduate to Practice Law
Out of a class of thirty-three which took the state bar examinations this fall,
Stuart S. Ball was one of the twenty-two applicants for admission to practice
law .in Iowa.
iStuart, once editor of thc Quill, and a graduate of lil. H. S. in June, 1920, is
the son of Amos Ball of Chicago, general manager of the Standard Oil Com-
pany of Indiana. He is now associated in Des Moines with the law firm of
Parrish, Cohen, Guthrie, Ivattcrs and Halloran.
A lpha Phi Alpha
Oflicers for the Philomathcan Alumni Association have been chosen for thc
coming year. As president of the club, we find Beulah Ellison. Irene Storey is
serving the organization as vice prcsidentg Vera McCoy, secretaryg and Ruth
This association meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
In the past year the members have been very busy giving showers for victims
of friend Cupid. It is very interesting to note that during the summer the
following Alpha Phi Alpha members have been married. Miss Edith Soppeland
has become Mrs. Lyle Stover. Miss Mildred Field, we find, is Mrs. George
Sullivan. Miss Mary Louise Crouse has changed her name to Mrs. Lyle
Emerson Ballard. The last member who has been married and who served the
club as president during the past year, is Miss Sarah Early, who is now Mrs.
Bits of Correspondence
Does the day of graduation end the interests of the graduates for their
school? No, for every day we are receiving news from former students who
have gone to work or have gone on to college. In fact, students, busy with col-
lege work, take time to write and tell us of their progress. The following are
bits of a few letters that we have received and have found especially interesting:
From Leo Cullum, who is at Gunnison, Colo., attending Western State Col-
lege, come these words, "Gear Canon and I are getting along line and so is
Lloyd Lansrude. Lloyd will be the main cog in Western's backlield this year.
Gear and I are out for freshman football and are getting along all right. We
played the varsity and tied them 19 to 19. Gear returned a punt 80 yards for a
touchdown through the whole varsity team. Tell the team above everything
else to beat Roosevelt."
From Howard Wicks comes, "Fortune has favored me this year again, mak-
ing it possible for me to have another-year with Mr. Baker while teaching at
Vassar at thc same time. May I wish the best for the boys' dramatic club of
which I have heard." Howard is a graduate of E. H. S. 1920, and S. U. I.
1925, and spent last year at Yale. At Gloucester, Mass., during the summer
of '27, he was technical director and scenic designer for the Stillington Players.
From Harry Hartwick, who was Quill editor in 19244, we just received,
"I am enclosing one dQar which I hope will purchase me another year's sub-
scription to the Quill. In this letter the dollar is forced into rather close
contact with a great host of best wishes for the Quill's future progress and
H acl You Heard That-
Mrs. Beulah Keeney liraley, a pupil of Grace Clarke DeGraf'f, has been
named the soloist this season for the First Unitarian Church?
Mr. Cupid had visited Miss Ruth Norrbom and Mr. .lay A. Mitchell?
Miss Mary Madge Vest is instructor in dramatics at Battle Creek College,
Michigan, for this year?
Miss Gretchen Guth and Ruth Kesler are working in the office of Successful
Miss Rilla Louise l"risk, daughter of Postmaster and Mrs. Edwin J. Frisk,
and a graduate of East l-lipgh School in 1927, has entered the home economics
department of the Iowa State College at Ames?
The marriage of Miss Ircne Toubes and Mr. Benjamin Sedeman has been
Miss Verna D. Ilartman is studying voice with one of the master voice
tcachcrs in ltlinncapolis?
Miss ltosahelle Houston is living at 607 Hudson Street, New York City,
New York. lfrom Miss Houston we have heard the following, "I love New
York-the city-the people-my school work, and everything. I am living in
Greenwich Village along with all the temperamental artists and writers."
Rosabelle, who is widely known at East because of her poetry, received a
scholarship to Columbia University, to carry on her writing.
Miss Gladys Keufner and Mr. Grover C. Goetz have added their names to
the numbcr of full marriages of East High School graduates? They were
married in June.
Miss VVcltha Rose Vest is attending Buttle Creek College, of Michigan?
Mr. Harold Bcadle, a graduate of East High last June, was seriously injured
while at work on October 18?
Mr. Dick .lacger is attending Augustine College at Rock Island?
Imolczng Toward the F azcture
The present outlook for East High's future football team has been mate-
rially advanced since .lohn E. lfraley, son of Charles and Beulah Keeney Fra-
ley, took first prize at the State Fair in the city boys, class, twelve to twenty-
four months, with a score of 97.88 per cent. His parents, who are graduates of
E. ll. S., are looking forward with great anticipation to his high school years
A wedding of local interest which took place Wednesday morning, October
19, was that of Miss Sarah Early, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Early,
and Mr. .loscph Eugene Melone, son of Mr. and Mrs. .l. S. Melone.
Both brfde and groom arc graduates of East High. The former served the
Philomathean Alumni Association as President during the past year.
Mrs. NV. C. Rusing served her sister maid of honor. Helen Rusing, niece
of the bride, was flower girl. Mr. Melone was attended by his brother, Mr.
Harold Me-lone, while Frank L. Melone and VValter J. Melone, also brothers
of the hridcgroom, were ushers.
Following the ceremony, which took place at 9 a. m. at the Church of the
Visitation, a wedding breakfast and reception was held at Mrs. Lemley's tea-
room. Later the couple left on a trip to Denver and will be at home in Des
Moines after November lst.
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This department wishes to acknowledge the following exchanges and express
its appreciation for their cooperation with us in cndcavoring to produce a better
The Pulse .,......i......
The Echoes .....,....,.,..
North High Oracle ....,
The Tatlcr ....,..,....,
The Roundup .........
The Rails-iplittcr .......
Eh Kah Nam .,...... ,
The Thistle .......,..,,...
The .lcffersonian ......
The Forum.. ,,... ..,. . .
The VVhisp .............
The Needle ,,,,.....,.,....
Cherry and i'Vhite ,,.,,,,,.
Voice of South High ......
School of Journalism .......
The Purple and Gray ..,,...
The Little Dodger ..A..,....
The Spectator .,.,. ,.
.Cedar Rapids, Iowa
,,,,4,,4,,,.,,,,.,Council Bluffs, Iowa
......West High, Des Moines, Iowa
..........Roosevelt, Des Moines, Iowa
,,...Lincoln High, Des Moines, Iowa
.,.,,,,,.,.,,,,,,.,,,.,,.,VValla Walla, Washington
High, Toledo, Ohio
....,..Jcfferson High, Los Angeles, California
High, Chicago, Illinois.
.....,.....Burlington High School, Burlington, Iowa
....,..l"ort Dodge High School, Fort Dodge, Iowa
.........West High School, West Waterloo, Iowa
...,...I,incoln High School, Milwaukee, 'Wisconsin
The Messenger ,..,....,... ,,,, ...,....,......,...,,,,....................,....... W i Chita, Kansas
The Green VVitch ................. .....,......,.,. f ireenwich, Connecticut, High School
The Whittier Miscellany .,,,i,. i.,..,.,,..,i................i.............. X Vilmington, Delaware
The Mirror .,,........,.....,.................. Girls' High School, San Francisco, California
While reading our exchanges we were surprised to find that the problems of
East High are nearly identical with those that other high schools must face.
The East High Spirit, which wc cherish so highly, is the same feeling of
friendship, eo-operation, and desire for the betterment of the school that pre-
dominates in all the public schools of America. With these thoughts in mind we
find the following article taken from The Forum, Senn High, Chicago:
In almost every club, activity, or organization of any sort at Senn we hear a
great deal about its own trad'tions. These are certain customs, almost habits,
one might say, to which it clings year after year as cherished possessionsg many
of them are responsible for the high rating which our organizations receivedg
many of them are the making of those organizations. But, as the School
changes, as it undeniably does from year to year, so ought its traditions to
change, to develop with the school. The question arises, are they traditions if
they change at intervals? Strictly speaking, nog but there is no reason why an
institution cannot have traditions, and yet develop. No organization wants to
appear as if it had not grown, not improved since its inauguration, but if it
jealously guards its traditions from year to year, traditions which may have
been appropriate at its foundation, it must appear so. The better way, then, is
' eiflsrw' is
to retain the best of these "unwritten laws" and discard the rest to keep
traghtion upon which time has no effect, and to forget those which grow more
and more obsolete each semester.
This is station VVEED broadcasting. Uncle Puff will now entertain you with
a bedtime story.
"Hello! little boys and girls. This is Uncle Puff speaking and my story
tonight will be of especial interest to the little girls.
"Once there was a little girl who had never done anything wrong. l"inally
she grew up and went to college. One Sunday night she was looking through
a college publication and saw a large cigarette advertisement. The devil
tempted her and before she knew exactly what lfad happened she bought a
package and smoked one. As there wasn't a cough in a earload, she smoked
the whole package. The next morning, my young friends fsob, sniff, sobj, she
was dead. The moral is:
"The tobacco is a dirty weed,
'Twas the devil who scwed the seed.
It taints your breath and soils your clothes
And makes a smokestack of your nosc.'
"We will all join together- in singing the 'Refrain from Smokingl' "-Cor-
Have you seen Lohengrin.
"No, but I've heard Minnehaha !"-The Roundup, Roosevelt High School.
Visitor flocking i11 operating roomj: "How often does a man die in there?"'
Interne: "Only once, madamf'-The Forum, Senn High, Chicago, Ill. .
The lecturer warmed to his task. "The consequences of drunkenness are
terrible. If I had my way I would throw every keg of beer, every bottle of
wine, every keg of brandy into the middle of the sea."
Voice from audience: "Bravo, Bravo!"
Lecturer fvery pleasedj: "You are also a confirmed' tcetotaler, my friend?"
Voice: "No, I'm a deep sea diver."-VVest High Tatler.
Dot: "VVhat did you get for Christmas ?"
Winnie: "Well, you know the new long racy Cadillacs P"
Dot: "Yeah?" g A. -
Winnie: "Well, I got a pair of roller'skates."-The Whisp, Wilmington,
"My heart is with the ocean," sighed the poet thin and pale.
"You've gone me one the better," gasped his friend, who clutched the rail.-
Portfolio, Fairfield, Iowa.
He: "I'd offer you a cigarette but-" .
She: "Thanks, but I don't smoke cigarette butts."-Whittier Miscellany,
A man passing along the street overheard two boys talking behind him. One
said to the other: "Say, Pete, do you believe there is a devil?',
" "'Devil? Naw," was the reply. "There ai'n'tv no devil. ,It's just like Santa
Claus. It's' your'fatl1er.l'-The-Pulse, cedar Rapids. ' ' -
O Ye Fuzz!
A craze hit East High some time ago,
The mustache habit, as you knowg
And svvcrzzl tha-ru are today to show
Just how n good xnustm-lic ought to grow.
Mr. Secvcrs mlisclaimcd all guilt of it,
Altho' hc was first to show his bitg
. For you sou ho's had it yczu' uftcr yrur,
Protvcting it from thu wear and tear.
Then thcrc's Mila-s Chinn, Mr. Baknlyar, too,
Both trying lmrd to soc what they can dog
VVu wish thcm luck, uftur all thm-ir pain,
But fllilllftf is fra,-qucntg tlmrc is small gain.
any 'there are
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As Won Seas It
Aw, say, Teacher, I reehon as how I want ter tell ya about ritin a nedditorial.
Wen ya go ta rite a nedditorial wy all ya hafta do is ta gitcha a pencil, sit
down an jus think a little tinsy bit, an then ef a nidea dont strike you wy you
jus hafta think a bit more. It dont take long enyhow.
Nen after ya jus thinked as hard as ya kould an ya got wat ya think to bee
a purty good idee, and ya git it writed down on a peice o' paper, wy then all
ya gotta do is hand it in to the head Gazabo, or, a, er, I meen to the what cha
callem ya know? Oh, sure it's Mr. Eddy Tor. I knowcd that all the time.
Then after ya show it to Mr. Eddy Tor wy all ya gotta do is us weight and
it'll be sure to be published cause theres gennerally so few students wot write
that they are jus almost tickled pink to see a write up of cny kind. I
An gee whiz, any how by gosh, after ya once git a article in na paper then
ya jus about think youre jus about it by eraeky. I know how it tis by George,
cause I jus about pretty near got to do thet my self onee upon a time. Only
thing that stopped me was cause jus the nite before the thing I was going to
write about, wy I was playing a little football with a neast hi guy by the name
of Bob Smith. He used to live in Punkin Centre. And the big stiff he went
an pushed me down an wen I got up I found thet I had a great big ent on my
little finger an I eouldn't hardly walk on account of it.
An so I jus about know what its like an enyhow it taint very hard cause a
lot of them there City slieker or East High kids tried it onced, an us kids in
Punkin Centre can do jus about as good as eny of them. I betcha, dont chew?
Editor's note: Just ask the editorial staff.
Interviewer Qto George Laugh-
ridgej: "I have called to learn the
"Have you an opening for a bright,
energetic high school boy ?"
"Yesg and don't slam it on the way
Dumb: "A street car just passed.
Bell: "How do you know?',
Dumb: "I can see its traeksf
To Prove: You're crazy.
PROOF OF PROPOSITION
1. You're either Only two supposi-
crazy or not tions are admis-
2. VVe know By examination.
3. You are crazy. The first supposi-
tion has been
-Thanx to Jack Martin.
secret of your unparalleled success."
George Laughridge fBig Business
Manj: "Just one moment, please. Are
you from the American Magazine or
Mr. Priehard's ofiice?"
Wallace Lundgren was suspected of
being half-witted and the M. D. was
putting him through a mental test.
"Now," said the doctor, "if you
were passing a house where the eur-
tains were lowered, and you saw a
man whom you knew to be a doctor go
in hurriedly and a little while later a
preacher entered and a few minutes
afterward an undertaker drove up to
the door, what would you surmise had.
Wallace grinned sheepishly and re-
plied, "Well, sir, I'd think they had a
still in there."
"The boy is perfectly sane,"
snapped the doctor.
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There was a young chap from the Amazon,
VVho put the nighties of his G1':m1:.1zon,
The reason was, V
He was so fat, i
He couldn't get his pajamazon.-North High Oravlc, Des Mounts
"Did you ever hear the story of the Sc-otchman who hadlouly one sidt of his
suit pressed when he went to have :1 profile picture taken ?"-Purple md hfvllllll
Efnglislz As She Is Not Spoke
A boy that can swim may say he has swum
But milk that you skim can never be scum,
Nails you may trim, but they should never hc trum.
Miss Gabriel may speak and say that she spoke,
And a mousic can sqeak but never did squoke.
Hot dogs you can sell and say they are sold
But fear you dispel can ne'er be dispold,
And a tree you may fell but it's really not fold.
A Quill you may get, and say it is gotten
But a street that is wet cannot be called wottvn, 1
And a house that's to let should .never be lotten
And these lines are not ret but truly they are rotten.
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But a nose that you tweak should indeed not be twoke,
hile You Are Going
cultivate the art of look-
ing neat. It isn't what
yon have on as much as
how you have it on and
what you wear willl il.
W'lu:n you're looking for
a job, your looks are
checked ahead of your brains!
The Store for Youth!
lowuis Largest Outfitters to Men and Boys
.lohnnie goes to lfinst Ili
hlnry goes to VV1-st
But where they go in that old cur,
llns lievvi' yet liven guessed.
"1 had :i perfect lizmcl last nightf-
in a card garlic." Qliclitofs notu: An-
other fairy story.j
'l'c:n-lim' Cclcscribing :1 chimpunzecj :
"Now you'll never know what this-
kind of :i monkcy looks like unlcss you
list:-n closely :md watch mc."
Absent-inimlurl professoifs wife to
hor huslmnrl: "Sonn:thing.5 must hc
donc, dear, thc moths are eating up all
Professor: "I'll speak to them in
Flame too near ity
Curclcss chemist '
Now a spirit.
Poetic talent is the ability to mis-
place words intelligently, according to
According to a recent fact test, Pat.
Pending is an Irish inventor.
Gil Vestrc: "I want the 'Life of
Miss Larson: "Somebody clse beat
you to it."
lf kisses ure foolish, thcn half the
world is foolish.
A former Quill said, "A girl in the
kitchen is worth two in the parlor."
Maybe so, but sec which is noticed
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A certain East High boy told a cer-
tain East High girl she was beautiful.
Her mirror told her the opposite. Be-
ing a resourceful lass, she believed the
boy and bought a new mirror.
First Oyster: "VVhere are wc?"
Second Oyster: "ln thc soup."
First Oyster: "G'wan-there are
two of us Y"
Scotty Russell recently applied for
a position as deputy sheriff, and the
question was asked him, "Suppose you
saw a crowd congregated at a certain
point on your beat, how would you
disperse it quickly and quietly and
with the least trouble?"
"I would pass the hat," replied
Are you going to college?
High school is the place to prepare for college or career and
your job is to prepare well. XVhen you enter college or busi-
ness life, you will find many of your associates wearing Kirsch-
baum Clothes. Why not begin nowglearn for yourself why
young men who want approved style and long wear, stick year
after year to Kirsehbaum Clothes and this young manls store.
"VVho's your ill-manncred friend?"
"VVl1y, he's the author of that new
book on etiquette. He is taking the
Miss Brody: "Are you sure all of
your article is original?"
Little Soph: "Yes, all but the main
idea which my mother suggested, thc
formation, which my brother helped
me with and the arrangement, which
my sister made for me."
East Hi Shiek Ctrying to tlirt with
pretty little fem.j: "Hello, Goodlook-
Fem.: "Oh, I don't know you!"
E. H. S.: "Oh, that's all right.
What you don't know won't hurt you."
Margaret Smith: "David is a heel
and toe dancer."
Mary Douglas: 'WVhy, what do you
Margaret Smith: "His heel your
D 9 ,i
Last week Lloyd Brady was seen
walking down Locust street leading a
mule, and singing "Me and My
"NVhat makes you think Jack is
"Oh, he dropped a book yesterday,
and then he deliberately dropped three
more so that it would be worth while
to pick up the first one."
Try and 1f'ig'11,1'e If Out
'l'hat that is that that is is not
That that is not that that is not
'l'hat that is is not that that is.
Bluffs may be all right in landscape,
but they're not much good in school.
And now comes the prize dumbbell
with the suggestion that the sunlight
on the sidewalks be frozen and used at
night for street lighting.
After papers had been checked and
graded, Mr. Hoyt said: "How far
were you from the right answer, Ger-
Gerald replied: "Two seats."
Heard at a football game:
"Our hal fback is about to kick off!"
"Oh! how perfectly terrible! VVas
he injured in the last game?"
For Rent or Sale
Portables-New and Used
Corona 1 Underwood ---
Rentals-Four Months S510
The Office Equip-
911 Locust St. Walnut 716
To the tune of the "Prisoner's
"Oh, if I could sing like a rooster,
A scconrl hand dealer I'd lice,
l'd sing 'nc-nth windows at twilight,
And sell the unk thrown out at me."
Ile: "Do you dance?"
She: "Yes, I love to ftoojf'
I-lc: "Grcut! Tlmt beats dancing
Miss Killjoy: "iVhat is wrong with
this sentence, 'The horse and cow is in
the lield?' "
Bright One: "The lady should come
"l'Vhy are you wearing your socks
"My feet got hotg so I turned the
hose on them."
Mr. Luce: "What were Wcbster's
Ivor Reese: "According to my dic-
tionary they were zymc and zymaticf'
Electric Shoe Repairing Company
HARRY H. HOFFMAN
We Sell and Do Everything for the Shoe
Shining Parlor for Ladies and Gentlemen
Let us take care of your athletic shoes
402 Ensl Sixth St. Des Moines, Iowa
Phone Maple 5-16
Runners Reknit in
413 Kraft Bldg.
East Des Moines'
All School Supplies
Select Your Christmas
Greeting Cards New
L. W. Holley 81 Sons Co.
100-102 E. Grand Ave.
Bob Shaw: "I heard that you sold
Bill Lovcridgc: "Yeh, all the bums
in town were hanging around."
lloh Shaw: "How,s that?"
Bill Loveridge: "They admired it
because it wouldn't work anymore."
Farmer: "The VVest is a fine place.
I'vc gotta good crop."
Neighbor: "How come? VVe ain't
had no rain this year."
Farmer: "I raised pertaters and
onions together. The onions got in the
'taters eyes and they watered them-
Jack Bcyers fto Bill Stookey on
street car in which two women were
standingj: "Get up and let one of
those ladies sit down."
Bill Stookey: "Get up yourself and
let them both sit downf'
H UTD Giafililjim.
L ' Om mcluation Qay
recall that day, if We have
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5 518 East Locust ii
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Visitor in eitv: "Young man, can I get into the park through this gate?"
U 1 I I Y! I 1
J. Bowman: "Guess so, ludyg I Just saw a load of hay go through. -lhe
Pulse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
fling LIP Dale Bossert: "I-Iuve you got your
Clmrlcs Cilva: "I saw 11 sign in a gmdcs yet?
restaurant 'Ladies Served Heref I Iliwvld KCHUI-YQ? NYM" '1'llfrywffrC-
went in and ordered a snappy blonde. Hit S0 bad-'i
They threw me out, but I don't know D310 Bossurtz UNO? yvhich Study
why." did you pass ?"
College Lane Clothes
For High School and College Men
S25 to S50
Chuck Full of Style, Service and Quality
Hansen 81 Hansen Clothing Co.
Thr' Men, and Boys' Store of East Des Moines
ll'ouldn't it ho xi wonder if?
'l'lu- mirrors in tlu- front hall uw-ri: used only for their original purpose?
An East High hov didn't take JlflVIll1t!lgl,' of a chance for a date with a
popular girl? 7 1
Teachers forgot to assign lessons?
Students would make contrilnitions to thc Quill?
The money they claim Cach day of school is worth to us were payable at the
Everybody stoppcd complaining about hard times and did something to better
Chuvk P.: "Did you hour about thc wooden wedding?"
Doug XV.: 'AI'll hitof'
Chuck P.: "Two Polos got llH1l'I'lf'll.H'-'l.'llC Echoes, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Everyone else does
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East Eighteenth and Wxllkc-r Sis.
Phone Maple 3459
JOHN M. HALL, Prop.
SPO RTING- GOODS
Your football team
KEE gym suits be-
cause they fit and
' 412 Seventh Street
Des Moines, Ia.
Sl'OR'l'l NG GOODS
Wingate Costume Co.
Where East High Students
fiml a warm. welcome
200 Walnut St. Market 971
Kerr Drug Co.
East 18th and Walker Streets
We Appreciate Your Palronage
L. T. PENNOCK-
BARBER SHOP AND BEAUTY PARLOR
Expert Marcelling, Facials and
MRS. W'RlGl'lT, Proprietor
819 EAST FOURTEENTII STREET
M 81 M COFFEE SHOP
702 East 14-th
WE APPRECIATE YOUR
Cash and Carry
814 EAST FOURTI-IENTH STREET
R. Baird Rider: "I have a compli-
ment for you."
Bob Burnett: "All right! Shoot."
R. B. R.: "Dorothy Wilson just
told me that she thought you and I
Mr. Gilbert: "We will now play
Prelude in A Nlinor or thereaboutsf'
Miss Church: "Now you see It have
sand and sugar. I put the sugar in
water and it dissolves. Now I put the
sand in water and what does it do?"
Chet VVyman: "Gets wet."
Louise Anderson: "Lawrence says
he wouldn't marry the nicest girl liv-
Jeanne Friuk: "VVhat check! As if
I'd have him."
Dale Missildine: "Gadzooks, man,
hast not heard what is all over ye
Leo Isaacson: "Zounds, yokelsg
enlighten me with dispatch."
Dale Missildine: "Prithee, knave,
'tis ye roof l"
That that is that, that is, is not
That that is not. That that is
Not that, that is, is not that that is.
Music Teacher: "You don't play
that fast enough. I finished a whole
measure ahead of you."
Doris Hoff: "Oh, well, what's a
few notes between friends P"
Sylvie: "Do you love mc, Eustace ?"
Eustace: "Of course I do, dearest."
Sylvie: "Then why doesnit your chest move up and down as they do in the
movies P"-Rio de Janeiro Sunday Laugh.
Where Quality Merchandise and Low Prices Meet
G n B E R s
510-512 East Locust St
Des Moines, Iowa
Food for Tho-zicght
The orator eats tongue, we lioar,
The Sultan, turkey lunch,
The unclertaker drinks his bicr,
The prize lighter his punch.
The acrobats, spring water drink,
The toustmaster eats toastg
Surveyors cat their stakes, we think,
And editors a roast.
Sliooinakers have a filet of solo,
Thu printf-rs, pic and swectsg
The liungry uc-tor cats his role,
Wllilm- policuincn muncli their beats.
-Cherry and W'l1itc, VVilliamsport, Pa.
Critic fat private viewing ol' filinj: "Really, that actor is too awful for
"'l'hat's my son."
"Of course, it must he the fault of the incredibly had director."
"'l'l1at's my lll.ISlH1I1ll.,,
"But hc coulcln't do anything, perhaps, with such a dull and amateurish
"I wrote it."-l'ortfolio, Fairfield, Iowa.
niversity Publishing Co.
Printers of . . .
Broadsides Ledger Sheets
Enclosures Office Forms
Illustrated Letters Stationery
Call Walnut 2715
The Smart Miss Delights in Luxuriously F urred
1 -5 vi u, his
'Ihls Is a Season Lav1sh
in the Use of Furs
Big snuggling fur eollars and deep fur cuffs
in the very newest of the long-haired furs make
' these ultra-smart. Guyly ripplied fronts, un-
expected side flares or the Stliligllli, sophisti-
- cated lines of youth. New greys, black and
?QyiW' tans the favored colors of the new season.
Priced 29.75 and up.
l In the fllisses' Sllfllliillllifll Flow'
A '-4-- -V Younker Brothers
as '25 Harris-Emery
The difference between having enough money and not having it
is the difference between an interesting life and I1 monotonous one.
If you haven't enough money now, begin accumulating it by sav-
Don't envy those who have money. That only makes you un-
THE EASIEST WAY
out of your difficulty is to start your savings ae-
eount at this Bank and save regularly each week.
We Pay Interest 011 Savings
Service That Satisfies
Capital City State Bank
East Sth and Locust Streets. Des Moines, Iowa
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