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1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
"War," he sang, "is toil and trouble."
This quotation might have been given by our chief executive in summing
up the difficulties attendant upon attempting to keep intact a teaching body
in war times. One after another of our teachers have left us permanently or
only temporarily and most of these departures came either directly or indi-
rectly on account of the war situation.
First of all, Miss Margaret Sylla was called to become a Special War
Secretary of the Y. W. C. A. Then Miss Irene Hubbell was caught in the
commercial maelstrom which seems to be all-consuming in these troublous
times, and she left us to study stenography. Three other teachers, Miss Far-
rell, Mr. Watts and Mr. Price were also happy victims of the commercial up-
heaval, and departed to seek the gold at the end of the rainbow. Misses
Stevenson, Thompson and Haskins were all called home on account of domes-
tic calamities, and they no doubt agree with the words at the beginning of the
War, besides bringing toil and trouble, brings wonderful opportunities
for living life to the full. The first of our number to hear the call to arms
was Mr. Cobb, now of the U. S. Aviation Service. Before he had completed his
training he passed into the life beyond without having had a chance to prove
the strength and might of his young manhood.
A call of another sort, but none the less interesting and abounding in
opportunities for service, is the one which was heard and answered by Mr.
Peckman, who has but recently gone into the Army Y. M. C. A. work.
Two other valiant soldiers are Margaret Newman and Effie Tull, whom we
hope to have with us as soon as they have recovered from the effects of the
misfortunes which overtook themwMiss Tull's coming to her when she was
attempting to return to work during a terrific blizzard. Miss Newman, real-
izing the stress of the times, heroically kept about her work much too long for
her own good. Let us trust that these valiant gentlefolk will be well compen-
sated for all they have suffered, and return soon with a new measure of
strength and enthusiasm.
To our chief executive, we may say with much sincerity, "Be of good
f--BESSIE B. BEMENT.
Philosophers tell that it matters not how short a
time we live, if only we live well. Mr. Henry Cobb,
who was a teacher in our school for less than a half
year, well exemplified this theory. During the short
time that IVlr. Cobb was with us, he entered more
fully into the many activities of school life than do
many others less talented than he.
A musician of no mean ability, he led our band.
From earliest childhood interested in military work,
he drilled our cadets. By nature sociable, he mingled
freely with old and young, even chaperoning school
parties as if he enjoyed them. His artistic alfility
was put to good account when he painted the scenery
for "Princess Bonnie." His performance as a mem-
ber of the "Hungry Four" demonstrated that he was
likewise endowed with histrionic talent.
But first, last and always Nlr. Cobb was a man
with an earnest purpose. When war broke out he
knew that he must offer his all to his country. He
did this gladly and willingly. His was no eleventh
hour decision. His 'passing though untimely has
Qreat glory in it. He gave his life for his country.
Could any man ask more?
--BESSIE B. BEMENT.
VVILLIAM E KINNANE. "Bill"
'tThere's not a thing I wou1dn't do, if
she ever asfked me to, for-tto be continuedl
Business Mgr. Maroon, Pres. Senior Class:
Princess Bonnie: Connnittee Class Colors:
Basket Ball, interclass, 15, 16, 17: hw. 18:
Eager Heart: 'Mikadoz Comedy Concert
18: Boys' Glee Club.
FRANCES M. OLSEN "Gly"
"She will if she will, she won't if she
won't, thatls all."
Secy. Senior Class: Girls' Athletic Eid.
Maroon: Baseball 15, 16: Capt. 17. 18: Vols
ley Ball 17. 18: Captain Ball 18: Melusina:
Princess Bonnie: Alice in Wonderland:
Ruth: Girls' Glee Clufb: Committees-Candy
and Paper Sales: Eager Heart: Jun. Receipt.
EMMA RUTH ADAIM EK "El"
"What I prize most in woman is her af-
fection. not her intellect."
Ruth: Princess Bonnie: Mikado: Eager
Heart: Alice in Wonderland: Comedy 'Con-
cert. 15, 16, 17, 18: Girls' Glee Club: 'Soci-
ety Ed. Maroon: Committees-Class Flower,
Senior Dance, Junior Reception.
OIJIVEIR LYLE AGNEW "Dutch"
"I was roped in."
Football lw-115, 16: hw, 17: Basketball
lw, Capt. 17: hw. 17, 18: interclasis, 15.
Capt. 16, 17: Come-dy Concert, 18: Boys'
Glee Club, 18: Alice in Wonderland: Track,
17: Chairman Decoration Committee for
ELWIN A. ANDERSON "Cudldy"
"He appears very quiet, BUT+-"
B. B. inltlerclasvs, 17, 18: Spillard Tourna-
ment, 18: Alice in Wonderland: Eager
Heart: Mikado: Boys' Glee Club: Cadet:
Committees'-Decoration, Junior Reception
to "E" men: JuniorlSenior Party: Paper
CATH ENRINE MEIRRIFIELD BARNEIS
"It tain't no use to worry."
Comedy Concert, 16, 17, 18: Alice in
Wonderland: Mikado: 'Girls' Glee Club, 17,
18: Committees-4Slowphon1iore Ententainnlent,
Fresh. Refreshment: Gym EX.,,1'5, 16: Bac-
LAURA EMADEJLE BAUMGARDT "Lo11ie"
"Her heart to be sure is not of ice."
Glee Club, 18: Alice! in Wonderland:
Baseball, 18: Committees -- Paper Sale,
Decoration for Junior-Senior Party: Gym
Ex., 15, 16, 17: Captain Ball, 18.
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"To be liked by all those who know her 'kAV I p X L.
is the highest compliment we can pay her." 'L ' h
Alice in Wonderland: 'Mikadog Glllee Club, f , LS --
183 Committee-s-Sophomore Party, Junior
Reception, Junior-Senior Party: Decoration
for Eager Heartg Gym Ex. 14, 15.
CARROL B, BENNORTH "Fat"
"Let me have men around me that ar'e
HUGH WILLIAM BLAIR "Utch"
"Gee, I wish I had a girl like the other
E. H. S. Cadets, 17, 18: Comedy Concert,
MARY CATHERINE BOND "Kitty"
"It is better to wear out than to rust
Eager Heart: Gym Ex., 17.
MARGARET CIEECILE BOWEN "Peg"
"Graced with the power of voice."
Glee Clulb, 185 Ruth: Mikado.
ARTHUR J. BRISBIN "Teddy"
"I hope my wife raises me up to 'be a
'Comedy Cloncelrt, 17: Band, 15, 16, 17, 185
Orchestra, 15, 16, 17, 18: Princess Bonnieg
Track, 16, 17.
MILDRED M. BROWN "Mid"
"In her it was natural to please."
'Committees-Election of Maroon Staff:
Decoration for Junior Reception to
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"I was not born for courts or great af-
fairs, I read my history, eat, sleep, and say
llA'l'TIE M. BRISTOL "BHS"
"Little I ask, my wants are few."
Baseball, 15, 16, 17, 183 Volley ball, 18:
Gym Ex., 15, 16, 17, Captain ball, 18.
JICISISIE GEORGEIVA BROWN "J"
"Is she talking yet or again?"
Ruth: Mikzadog Comedy Concert: Junior
Glee Cl'ub, 17: Senior Glee Club, 183 Gym
Ex., 15, 16.
ARTHUR HENRY BUECI-IE "Art"
"A fellow among fellows, woman never
was a care to him."
Basket ball, lightweight, 17, heavyweight.
Captain, 18: interclass, 15, 16. Junior band.
CLARA MINERVA BURNS "-"
"Not a word, spoke she, more than was
Freshmen-Sophomore Declamation Con-
test. Gym Ex., 15.
GORDON JENNINGS CALAIME -
"You can't keep a good man down."
THOMAS FRANCIS CASSON "Tom"
"lf I had another sweater. I'd have an-
Football, lightweight, 17: Basket ball,
interclass, 17, 18: Spillard Tournament, 183
Boys' Glee Club, 183 Mikado: Committees-
election of Maroon Staffg Decoration for
Junior Reception to "E" men, Comedy Con-
EARL FRANCES 'CHRISTIE 'A-'
"Little but he grew up througfh his hair."
Winner of Golf Tournament, 173 Basket
ball. Spillard Tournament, 16: interclass, 17,
18: lifzqhtweight, 18: Glee Clulh, 18.
CAROLYN H. CALOUDMAN "Carol"
"She does the tho'tful things which
others leave undone."
Comedy Concert, 16, 18: Eager Heart:
Alice in Wonderland: Junior issue of Mir-
ror, Gym Ex., 15, 163 Junior Glee 'Club, 17:
Senior Glee Club, 18: 'Mirror Board: -Com-
mittees -A Sophomore Party, Junior-Senior
ALLEN J. CODER "Grapes"
"I wouldn't be good if I could, and I
couldn't be good if I would."
Track, 17: Eager Heart: Corporal of
MILLIE GERTRUDE COFFEE
"I love not men: they are so simple."
HOWARD B. ICORNWALL
"Faith, I oan't out a caper!"
Band, 17, 18: Eager Heart: Pomander
Walk: Decoration Committee.
ROY .IAIMES COVEY "-
"A porcelain baby."
Track, 16: Alice in Vvonderlandg Man-
ager of Boys' Glee Club.
ALFRED W. CRAVEN, JR. "Windy"
"Brain him with his ladies' fan."
Editor of Mirror: Asst. Business Mgr.
Maroon: Cadets, lst Lieut., 18: Sergeant,
17: Comedy Concert, 18: Culver, 16, 17:
Mikado: Boys' Glee Club.
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j' "Give me just one lublbin' smile."
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1 . ' . 'Bandg Decoration Committee for Eager
Heart. Committee for Baccalaureate.
, . 1 , HERBERT RAYMOND DAMISCH "Her'b"
. - "The country cocks d-0 crow."
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,pl 3' ,L Class: lightweight Football, 17: Basketball
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'rj , Junior4Senior Party, Olrche-strla, 15, 16, 17.
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BLANCHE VERONICA DOLBY "B. V. D."
"Nobody ever became very wicked all at
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"On again, off again, now he is, now he
Refreshment Committee - Junior-Senior
. ' ROLA REED DAVIS L Q "Deacon"
l'All great men are dead and I feell ill."
Alice in Wonderland, Eager Heart: Mi-
EDWIN L. DUPPLER "Dupp"
"Be calm, my iluttering heart, be calm. ,
she has passed." ,
Football, lightweight, Captain, 16: heavy- 1
weight, 15, 17.
SARENA ELEANOR DUNTON "Brownie"
"She speaks, behaves, and acts just like
Glee Club, 18: Mikado, Eager Heart
FRANCES ELIZABETH DWYE-R "-"
"Paddles her own canoe, and paddles it
Invitation Committee for Junior Recep-
tion to men.
VICTOR E. EKHOLM V UVic"
"Oh! Those darling cheeks."
Baslketball, intelrclass, 17, 183 'Committees
-Decoration for Junior4Senior Party: Bac-
PRESTON iMcKE1E ELDREDG-E "-Soldierl'
"I care for nobody, no, not I, if nobody
cares for me."
Com-mittee on 'Class History.
CONRAD A. ENVGWALL "Connie"
"I am the mfost reasonable man in the
world when I am treated properly." Alice
in Wonderland, Mikado: Football, light-
weight, 16, 173 Boys' Glee Club: Committees
4Class Flower, Junior Pow-Wow to Seniors.
VELIMA C. ERIICKSON "Swede"
"Nobody would ever suppose it, but I am
Junior and Senior Glee Club: Comedy
Concert, 173 Baseball, 15, 16, 17, 18: Volley
ball, 16, 173 Gym. Ex., 15, 16, 173 'Captain
ball, 18: Entertainment 'Committee for
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"Success is man's God."
Eager Heart, 173 Committee for Fresh-
HIERNIAN FISCHER "Hymie"
"Sell it cheap."
Footlball, lightweight, 17: Cadet, 17.
EDWIN A. FUNK "Ed-die"
"I came, I saw, I conquered-'???NIT! ! !"
Pres. Junior Class, Glee Cilulb, 16, 173
Pres., 18: Mgr. of Golf Tourney, 143 Com-
mittee for Junior Pow-lWowg Mikado, Com-
edy Concert, 16: Junior 'Mirror Staffg Class
Flower-Reception to "E"' men-Junior-Sen
ior Party comlmittees.
HARRY W. GAHAGAN "-"
"A little fussin' now and then, is relish-
ed by the best of men."
JOHN FLOYD GANTZ "Rosie"
"I often tell myself there is more in me
than people think."
Bus. Mgr. of Mirror Staff: Mikado, Com-
edy Concert, 185 Basket ball, interclasis, 175
18: Cadet, 17, 18: Glee Club, 185 Committees
-Class Motto, Junior Reception to "E" men.
EUNIICE JANE GETZEILMAN "Jane"
"She tells you flatly what her mind is."
Alice in Wonderland: Comedy Concert, 163
Junior and Senior Glee Clubs: Captain ball,
16: Gym. Ex, 15, 16: Committees for Candy
Sale, Class Motto, Maroon Staff.
HELEN MARIE GIERTZ
"Actions speak louder than words."
EARL GIBBS "GibbSy"
"Even the squirrels pass me by."
ROBERT R. GILDAY "Bob"
"Some hard work will conquer all diffi-
DONALD FREDERICK GLOS "Don"
"Pa, give me a cent, I want to be tough
Winner of H. S. Essay Contest3 Commit-
tee for Class History.
'MARYBELLE ALDEN GLOS "Mary"
"Mother tho't she would raise me up to
be an old maid, 'but I guess I can't fool her
Girls' Athletic Ed. M.irror3 Jazz Orches-
tra3 Junior and Senior Glee Clubs: Mikado!
'Captain 'ball, 163 Volley ball, 16: Comedy
Concert, 16, 172 Gym. Ex. 15, 16.
SAMUEL GOLDIMAN "Sam"
"As smooth as the bus-iness side of a
Chairman of paper sale committee.
GOLDA B. G-RAHA4M "Billie"
'tRed, red cheeks that won't run off, and
her middle name is Delight."
Comedy Concert, 16: Gym. Ex., 162 Mika-
do3 Junior and Senior Glee Cllubsg Com-
mittees-Decoration tloir Eager Heart: Jun-
i0riSenior Party Refreshment.
lV1E'LVYN ROWVE GRONBERG "Bud',
'My word! Fawncey that!"
Boys' Athletic Editor of Mirror: Comedy
Concert, 183 Mikado: Sergeant of Cadets,
17, 181 Glee Club, 17, 182 Culver, 183 Com-
mittee for Junior"Senior Party.
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EIJMER AUGUST GYLLEICK "Gil"
"I rejoice in a well developed faculty for
Comedy Concert, 16, 17, 18: Pres. Junior
Classg Alice in Wonderland: Mikado: Glee
Club, 18: Editor Junior Mirror Staff: Pre-
sentation of Junior Pennant.
NINA OLIVIA GYLLECK -
"I iam one of those gentle owes."
Gym. Ex., 15, 16. 175 Volley ba-ll, 173
Captain ball, 15.
MARION EDNA GELDMACHER "Meg"'
"Variety is the very spice of life."
Gym. FIX., 15, 16.
MARGARET ANN HARVEY "'Marg"
"Never ready, always late, but she smiles
and so you wait."
Alice in Wonderlandg Comedy Concert,
173 Glee iClu'b, 18: Mikado: Junior Glee
Clulbg 'Conlrnittees-eSele'ction of Maroon
Slaffl Junior Reception to men: Class
EDWIN HAWLEY "Ed"
ARTHUR GUSTAVE HEIDEMAN "Art"
"Here I am, as big as life."
Alternate, extemporaneous team: Com-
edy Conoert, 165 Committees-Paper Sale:
RALPH GEORGE HELM "Spider"
"His greatest task was to get a girl.
RUBY GRACE HELHM "Rube"
"lt's a gay young life, this is."
MARJORIE CHARlLO'TTiE HESSE "'Marj"
"Havin't it fierce to be lonesome?"
'Comedy Concert, 17, 18: Ruth: Mikado:
Captain ball, 15: Gym. Ex., 15, 16, 17: Jun-
ior and Senior Glee Clubs: Decoration Com-
mittee for Junior-Senior Party.
BELFORD HOVWARD "Boff"
"Not dead, but sleeping."
Football, lightweight, 14, 15, 16, 17: Basi-
kethall, lightweight, 18: interclass, 15, 16:
MARION R. HOWARD "Slim"
"A s-mall bundle of energy."
Ruth: Gym. Ex., 15, 16, 17: Captain ball,
18: Volley ball, 17, 18: Baseball, 17, 18.
MARTHA HAZEL HUBERT 'LMatt-ie"
"When a child she fell out of the window
and came down plump,"
HALTON DOUGLAS HYDE "Hydie"
"This medial was presented by me as a
taken of my 'self-este-em."
Basket ball lightweight, 18: interclass.
15, 17: Spililard tournament, 15, 16, 17:
Track, 15, 16, 17: Committees - Senior
Dance: Ereshman-Solphomore Party.
HELEN LOUISE JOCELYN "Skinnay"
"Beauty is good, courage is better, but
best of all is kindness."
Eres'hASoph. Declamation contest: Asst
Editor of Mirror: Asst. Editor Maroon:
Eager Heart: Extemp. Team: Gym. Ex. 15,
17, Junior Editor of Mirror.
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JOSEVPHINE JOCEJLYN "Joe"
"And they called her Joe."
Glee Clu'b, 17, 183 Princess Bonnie: Mfika-
do, Ruth: Eager Heart, Baseball, 14, 15
17: Captain ball, 173 Gym. Ex., 14, 15, 16, 17:
Volley ball, 17: Comedy Concert, 15, 16, 17:
Committees-Junior and Sophomore Parties
EDITH IRENE JOHNSON "Birdy"
"No one ever saw a tow-head who wasn't
a good sport."
Baseball, 17, 18: Volley ball, 17, 18, Cap-
tain lball, 16: Gym. Ex.. 15, 16, 17: Commit-
tee for Baccalaureate.
SYLVIA EDNA JORDAN "Syl"
"Good sense and good nature are never
DONALD FRANCIS KENDALL 'tDon"
"And his' hair was something sandy, and
was done in knotty curls,
And parted in the middle in the manner
of a girl's."
RUTH GJERTRUDE KENYON "Kenny"
"I love him, I love him, Golly, I love
Glee Cluzbg Eager Heart: Mikado, Com-
ery Concert, 17: Ruth, Gym. Ex., 15, 16,
17: Volley ball, 16, 173 Junior Glee Clu'b.
EDNA A. KETTNER "-"
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EDNA A. KRAUSE "Ed"
"Ho-W dangerous it is that man goes
Gym. FIX., 15, 16, 17.
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Basket. ball, lightweight, 18: interclfass,
183 Senior Indoor Baseblall team.
GRACE MARCIELLA KU'ElCHLEli He" L' Q 5
"Has more good will than most other X6 fl
students." 'W fr ,I ff
Baselball, 15. 17, 18: Volley ball. 17, 183 A ' lf
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"A good reputation can not be lived ' Y 'Q
down." Biaslket ball, interclass, hw.: Vice I
Pres. Junior class. '
HAZEIL ELEONORA LA-MP "Hay" . A 7,1 M' I Q ' ,
"And still the wonder grew that one 5 J 2
small head could carry all she knew." 3 Q 'B
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BEULAH MARIE LARKIN "Lark" '
"If the good die young, it's a wonder I 'M' vs
have survived this long."
Junior Scholarship: Alice in Wonderland.
HAROLD EDWARD LAUFER
All I ask is to be left alone."
CONSTANCE G, MclCAR'l"l-IY "Connie"
"I love the wee small hours of the morn-
Junior and Senior Glee Clubs: Gy111. Ex.,
15, 16, 173 M-elusinag Eager Heart, Comedy
Concert, 17. Mikadyog Volley ba-ll.
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"He's dreadfully married, he's the most
married man I ever saw."
Melusinag Ruth, Committee for Class
ESTHEIR JANET MAC'D1IAR'MID "Red"
"Does wbsenlce make the heart grow
Ruth: Glee Club, 18: Mikado: Gym. Ex.,
VVILLIS B. MALLORY "Wibby"
"Oh, honest little cutie?"
Mlellusinaz Ruth. Mikadog Comedy Con-
cert, 18: Junior Band, 173 Interclass Basket
ball, 17: Glee Cl'u'b, 17, 183 Cadet Bugler,
17, 18: Class W-ill Committee.
MAIIRICE EDWARD MANN "Speedy"
"So long as you are innocent, fear noth-
ing, no one can harm you."
'Comedy Concert, 16, 18.
OLGA A. MARCKHOFF "-"
"She was just the quiet kind whose na-
tures never vary."
Clas-s Color Committee.
FRANKLIN K. MAYER
"The fellow who does things."
Football, heavyweight, 15. 16 and 17:
Track, 16, 17: Editor-in-chief of Maroon,
Class day Exercises, 17: 'Committees-Class
constitution, Junior Pow-W0-W.
AGNES LOUISE 'MEADEIRS "Jimmie"
"Girls as well as boys ought to be ath-
Baseball. 17, 18: Volley ball, 17, 183 Jun-
ior Glee Clubg Ruth: Committee for Candy
Sale: Comedy Concert, 17.
ELIZABETH MEISER "Betty"
"She's always in for fun, and is a friend
Gym. Ex., 15, 16: Junior Scholarship.
EDNA LOUISE MEYER "Ed"
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall
inherit the earth."
Gym. 17: Maroon Staff.
FRANCES GENEVIEVE 'MILLER "Frank"
"Frances has gone thru school-we hope
a little school has gone thru Frances."
Baseball, 15: Volley ball, 18: Gym. Ex.,
15, 16, 17.
GLEN WILLIAM MILLER "Miller"
"Gee, but this is a l-onesome world."
Eager Heart: Committee for Junior Re-
ception to "E" n1en.
HELEN IRENE 'MOODY "Moody"
"Just another little one."
Gym. Ex., 14, 15: Committee for Junior
Reception to "E" men.
GEORGE NEWELL MORGAN "Judge"
"Passed hope! Passed help! Passed
Basket ball, interclass, 17, 183 Boys' Glee
Club: Eager Heart: Melusiniag Mikado:
Junior Class Play.
JUANITA MORGAN "Johnny"
"Too interesting a phenomena to be
Alice in Wonderland: Exchange Ed. Mir-
ror: Mikado: Fresh-Soph. Declamation Con-
testg Lake Forest Rieading Contest: Com-
mittee on constitution: Gym. Ex. 15, 16:
Class Baccalaureate Committee.
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"Pretty to watlwk with, interesting to talk
with, and charming to look at withallf'
Glee Club, 18, Mikado: Alice in VVontder-
land: Comedy Concert, 17: Eager Heart:
Asst. Ed. Mirror: Fresh-Sophg Dec. Contest:
.Junior Scholarship: Com-1Soph. Party, Jun-
ior Reception to Men.
HILDA E. NELSON "Swede"
"This is my first public apearancef'
HA RHIET VIRGINIA NEWMAN "Harry"
"Chl but I love a scandal."
Glee Club: Ruth: Mikado: Comedy Con-
cert, 17: Fresth-Soph Reading Contest: Gym.
Ex.. 15, 16.
MORTIMER RAPHAEL ODERJMATT "-"
"His name tickles the tongue in a de-
FRANK LAWRENCE O'NEILL e-'
"I'lll raisve you twenty!"
Basket ball, heavyweight, 18: interclass,
15, 16. 17, 18: Spillvard tournament, 15, 16,
175 Football, heavyweight, 18, lightweight,
17: Cadet, 17. 18, Corporal, 17, 2nd Lieuten-
ELLA ADELINE OWEN "Addy"
"True worth needs no interpreter."
Glee Club, 183 Alice in Wonderland:
Mikado, Comedy Concert, 175 Junior Glee
Club, 17: Gym. Eur., 15, 16, 173 Baselball,
15, 16, 17: Conrmittee for Class Flower.
ME'RLE INEZ OWEPN -
"A woman good without. pretense."
ARCIIIIC JOHN PAGE "Jap"
"It would take a wiser head than mine
to understand him."
Alice in Wondenland: Com'mit'tees-Jun-
ior Sweaters: Junior-Senior Party: Decora-
tion for Junior Reception to "E" men: Com-
edy Concert, 18.
JOHN EDVVARD PARKS "Jack"
HA staunch anti-lfusserf'
Alice in Wonderland.
VERA LAURA PETERSON "Pete"
"A maiden never bold."
Baseball, 18: Volley ball, 18: Captain
ball, 182 Gym. Ex., 17.
GLADYS RUTH PETSCHOVV "D0de"
"Everything comes to her who waits."
Junior and Senior Glee Clubs, 17, 18:
Mikado: Comedy Concert, 17: Gym. Ex.,
15, 16, 17.
MONICA ANNE PHEILAN "Monnie"
"There's a little blit of Irish in your
Alice in Wonderland: Mikado: Junior
Scholarship: Comedy Concert, 17: Gym. Ex.
17: Glee Club, 18.
MYRTLE NAOMI PHILPOTT "Mutt"
"If silence is golden, I'd be a million-
ROBERT J. PHILLIPS "Bob"
"A mind not to be changed by place or
Basket ball, heavyweight, 18: interclass,
15, 16, 17, 18: Capt. 17: Footlball, light-
weight, 16, heavyweight, 17: Indoor base-
ball, 183 Mirror Board,
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"Let every man be master of his time
till seven at night."
Basket ball, 183 interclass, 16, 17.
FLORENCE M. RAMM "Flo"
"As meek as ever woman was."
IQMIL WILLIAM RAUSCHERT 4-
"Surely I'Il be wiser in a year.
HARRIET MAUDE RAYNER "Harry"
"'Co'mpany, VILLAINOUS company, has
Fresh.fSoph. Declamation 'Cont-est, 13, 14:
Senior Glee Club, 16, 173 Sec'y, 18: Ruth:
Mikado: Alice in Wonderland, Princess
Bonnie: Comedy Concert, 18: Humorous Ed.
REGINALD NEVVWMAN RAYNER "Reg"
"I wonder what I was begun for."
Basket ball. intercllass, 17, 185 Bugler of
Cadets, 17, 183 Class VVill.
MAXWELL W. REAMS "Max"
"Protector of fair lad.ies.'
Decoration Committee for Junior Recep-
tion to men.
LUELLA MAE REES "Leila"
"Self-control is her virtue."
Melusina: Rutlhg Gym. Ex., 14, 15, 16.
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" 'Tis she, I know her by her gait."
Alice in Wonderland: Comedy Concert,
18: Gym. Ex., 14, 15: Committee for Soph.
VERA A. RIGG-S 'tltiggzsiw'
"I just can't make my eyes behave."
Junior and Senior Glee Clubs, 17. 18:
Mikado: Alice in Wonderland: Gym. Ex.,
16: Comedy Concert, 17: Junior--Senior par-
ty and Class Will committees.
RUTH MADEQLINE RICKERT "Ruthie"
"Civilized man demands good cooks."
Fresh.-Soph. Dec. Contest: Glee Club,
17, 18: Comedy Concert, 17: Baseball, 18:
Golf and Tennis Tournaments: Eager
Heart: Gym. Ex., 16: Maroon Staff: Com-
mittees-Fresh Party: Chairman Entertain-
ment for Junior-Senior Party.
ROLLIN R. RIPPBERGER "Tootsie"
"I have learned that true love never
Basket ball, lightweight. '17, heavy-
weight, 18: interclass, 14, 15. 16: Committee
for Junior-Senior Party: lst Sergeant Ca-
dets: Boys' Athletic Editor of Maroon:
Comedy Concert. 18.
PAUL H. RORIG "P, H,"
"To be great is to be misunderstood."
KICNNETH M. HOYER "Ken"
"Ken Royer is my name-smiling is my
occu ation "
In E. H. S. I've won my fame, and Hea-
ven is my destination."
Basket Ball, interclass. 16. 17.
HARRY LESTER RUS-SEL-L "Rus-S
"lt's clever, but is it art?"
Basket ball. lightweight, 18: interclass
16, 17: Spillard tournament, 16, 17: Corm-
mittees-Paper Sale, Freshman Party.
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"It is to hope though hope were lost."
Gym. Ex., 15, 16, 17.
GLENN FILLMORE SAMUELSON Hsiilllu
"I am bashful and afraid of girls."
Decoration Committee for Eager Heart.
EVELYN WINIFRED SANDBERG "Sandy"
"Money is mighty, but love is almighty."
Glee Club, 18, Alice in Wonderland:
Comedy Concert, 17, 185 Junior Glee Club,
ROLAND WALTON SAVAGE "Kike"
"There must be lots of Work in him for
none of it has ever come out."
Comedy Concert, 183 Boys' Glee Club:
Mikado, Basket ball, interlclass, 163 Spill-
lard Tournament, 18: Junior-Senior Party
Committee: Junior Mirror Staff.
WALTER L. SAYRE "Walt"
"The world knows nothing of its greatest
Football, lightweight, 116, heavyweight,
17: Basketball, lightweight, 16, 17, heavy-
Weight, 17, 183 Junior Mirror Staff: Sub.
Mgr. Mirror, Boys' Glee Cllub, 17, 185 Com-
edy Concert, 18, Culver, 163 Alice in Won-
derland: Capt. Cadets, 18: 1st Lieut., 17.
CHARLES A. SCHINDLEER "Chick"
"Judge me by what I am."
MARGARET LUCILLE SCHLAGER "Marg"
"Hands off! Married!! 'Nuf ced!!!"
Fresh.-Soph. Reading Contest: Melusina:
Gym. Ex.: Sec'y of Junior Class, Designer
of 'Cllass Pennant, C0lll1lllttQ9S-CIHSSN Pen-
nant, Pow-Wow, Soph. Partyg Art Editor
PAUL MAYNARD SCHLAGER "Kewp'ie"
"A fulil-fledged brother of a Gov't mule."
Foottball, 14, 15, 16, 17: Basketball, 141
Comedy Clon'cert, 16: Interclass Haskell, ball,
14, 15: Cadet.
VIVIAN ANITA SCHUETTE
"Loaded with conscientious thorough-
DALLAS MARCEL SCHITLTZ "Schlitz"
"I was born when the crab was ascend-
ing, and all my affairs go backwards."
Comedy Concert, 17, 18: Glee Club, 16,
17, 18: Mikado: Band, 16: Orchestra, 14,
15: Committee for Junior-Senior Party:
Maroon Staff Artist.
MARION SEYFORTII "-"
"Quiet and amiable, but try to slip one
over on her."
LOUELLA SHUFELDT "Lou"
"No words can tell how much I want to
be in love."
Gym. Ex., 16.
LITE-LLA FRANCES SMITH "-"
"The greatest things are done in sol-
FRED A STARRING "Fritz"
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"Steadiness is the foundation of all vir-
Fresh.-Soph. Declamation Contestg Jun-
ior Glee Club: Sophomore Programg Com-
mittee for Freshmen party.
ROGER VVILLIAIM-S STEVENS t'SteVe"
"Men ot' few words are the best men."
Football, heavyweight, 16, 17.
JOHN HOWARD STICKLING "Sticky"
"Beware, I may yet do something 'sensa-
Ruthg Decoration Committee for Eager
RAYMOND SYMONS t'Butch"
'tl am for women."
S'p'il,1ard Tournament, 185 Lightweight
Basket ball, 17, 18.
MARGARET REID THORNTON '-
"I miss him most when he'st away."
NORtMA ELEANOR TOWNSEIND "Teddle"
"Gossip??? Well, I slhoutld stay not!!!!"
Fresh.-Soph. Declamation Contest: Gym.
Ex., 15, 16, 173 Baseball, 15, 16, 173 Junior
and Senior Glee Clubs: Volley ball, 173
Ruth: Mikladog Comedy Concert, 17, 183
Committees-Junior Reception to "E" men,
E. GERALDINE ULSH "Jock"
"I don't know what I'll be-guess I'll
wait and see."
Decoration Committee for Eager Heartg
Comedy Concert, 161 Mirror Artist, Maroon
HAROLD VVILSON VANHOUSEN 'iPat"
"I am a stranger here, heaven is my
Glee Club, Cadet.
PAUL ALDRIDGE VANXNICKLIN "-"
"Lord, I wonder what fool it was that in-
HELEN C. VOGEL "Stub"
"We leave her praises unexpressedf'
Ruth: Gym. Ex., 15, 16, 17.
ESTHER LOUISE VVHITFPELD "Easter"
"My little Hula Hu." fThe endl.
185 Gym. Ex., 15, 161
Glee Club, 17.
Mikado: Ruth: Princess Bonnie: Eager
Heart, Comedy Concert, 16, 17, 185 Junior
Mirror Staff, Extemp. Teamg Mirror Statfg
Maroon Staff: Alice in Wonderland: Cap-
tain balll, 16: Committees-Junior Recep-
tion, Pow-Wow, Junior-'Senior partyg Chair-
man ot' High School Red Cross.
LUCY LEE WHITTAKER
"Please remember my name is Lucy Lee
FLORENCE G. WILDHAGEN "Sleepy" '
"She's a corkerf'
HERBERT JAMES WOLFE "Herbie"
"Not as Herce as his name would indi-
cate, in fact, quite gentle and mild."
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' ' "His advice to Freshmen is-don"t tell
V ' all you know: save some for seed."
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CAROL LUCILE ZELLER "Dicky"
"I wlouldn't he different if I could."
FLORENCE RACHAEL ZIEGLER "Ziggy"
"Gee-I am the unluckiest kid that ever
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TOE. . .
We must now say farewell to old E. H. S.,
The school we've loved so long,
Many happy days in these halls we've passed,
In frolic and in song.
In going from here we are unhappy,
This from our 'hearts we can trully say,
Where everything is lively and snappy,
And something is doing each day.
But to our dear Alma Mater, we'l'l always be true,
And never forge-t her as long as we live,
No matter where we are or what we do,
Our highest praise to her we'll give.
It does not 'pay to be a slackeru
An-d put off the work which is hard,
lt's better to he an excellent backer,
Than to sit lhalck and let the snappy spirit retard.
Again to this old school we say Good-bye,
Tlhe school we love the best,
And say we wish the 'time was not so nigh
When we must leave all this spirit and zest.
-Laura Stout, '18,
JAY HEI-'M H-V' LAXYRENCE LENNARTZ "I.aWnie"
I "He's gone ,to help lick the kaiser-hit "A fellow of whom the Class is proud."
him hH1'd,-lay! Football, 15, 16, 17: interclass Basket
Lightweight footthall, 16, 17: interclass 1,311,153 17. Juinpd U. S. Al-my'
Basket hall. 17. Joined ll, S. Army.
GEORGE VANNOSTRAND "-" DENNICTT CARPENTER "Denny"
"So you're oft' to France. Good luck to "Uncle Sam found him ready!
you. then!" lnterclass Basket ball. Joined U. S.
Alice in XVonderland: Engel' Heart: Ca- Army.
det: Joined U ,S. Army.
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
The History of the Class
N a balmy day in September, 1914, there matriculated as students in
Elgin High School, a large number of earnest, faithful, conscientious
and unassuming young people of unusual intelligence and ambition.
These people were to form what has undoubtedly become one of the
most notable student bodies ever organized--the present class of 1918.
As Freshmen, a class costume party was the first of many successful social
events given by us during the past four years. It was a great blow to the
upper classmen, who hadn't been consulted in the matter.
For variety, our Sophomore party took the nature of a hard times party
and an entertaining evening was spent. lt was during this year that we
began to show our dramatic ability by taking an active part in the Comedy
Concert. We also made good showings in the Freshmen-Sophomore reading
At the beginning of our junior year, we set to work with great enthusi-
asm at our task of organizing the class. Elmer Gylleck was the first president,
and Edwin Funk our second president, with Margaret Schlager as secretary.
The help of these efficient officers raised the spirit of the class even higher
than it had been before.
The "biggest" thing we, or any other junior class, ever did was to get
sweaters in our class colors, old gold and black-colors chosen in our Fresh-
man year. After deep thought and much consideration we chose the sweet
pea as our class flower, and for our motto, "Not how much, but how well."
This year, for the first time, we carried off first honors in the Interclass
Basketball Tournament and won the Stpillard Cup. Christie brought honor
to the class by winning the Golf Championship.
After the athletic season was over, we celebrated by a junior Banquet
to the "E" men.
We early demonstrated our efficiency as Seniors by our "peppy" Mirrors.
Our class meetings for Senior organization, resulted in the election of
Marion Carrol as president and William Kinnane vice-president, but owing
to the fact that Mr. Carroll left school, the burden of running the class during
our busy season, fell on Mr. Kinnane.
Our boys earned a name for themselves during the football season, with
"Mayer," as captain.
"Art" Bueche and his squad turned the tables on other teams of this
section by winning the sectional basketball tournament and thus earned the
right to go to Springfield where they made a good showing. The Seniors won
the lnterclass Basketball Tournament again this year.
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
We were the first class to give a free Christmas play, which was entitled
"Eager Heart." Later in the year the Glee Clubs with Seniors taking all the
star parts, gave the Mikado, a japanese opera, which was excellently rendered
and well received.
Our class meetings were unusually lively. It took a great deal of dis-
cussion before we were sure of having an Annual, but the class stood Hrm
and demonstrated their perseverance. The cap and gown question brought up
most interesting discussions at that time, the majority being against them.
Several of our boys, jay Helm, Lawrence Lennartz and George VanNos-
trand, showed their patriotic svpirit by enlisting for Uncle Sam, and we are
justly proud of them. Some of the other boys spent the last few weeks of
their Senior year on farms, as members of the Boys' Working Reserve.
It is our hope that the high spirit displayed by this class throughout its
existence will not end with this, its Senior year, but will be carried on into
higher schools of learning, or into active business life, where it will break
forth with renewed enthusiasm and vigor, resulting in the highest endeavor
and most splendid achievement.
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1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
Kids Diary of His Junior Year
ln the glorious year of our Lord, l9I5, Elgin us High-am Schoolvgood, jr.,
entered our halls of learning.
Elgin-us passed thru the first day in a state of coma. "Dante's Seventh
Circle" could have had no such terrors and tortures. He was told to do tliisq
did that, and straightway wished he'd done something else.
Noon found him frantically searching for the key with which to open
his newly-acquired locker.
In the afternoon 'lElgy" sought Nlr. Kennclls, where he purchased a long
list of books, for which Mr. Kennell in his turn relieved him of a "long green."
Hence, after his first day in Elgin High he returned home, trampled in spirit
and pocket-book. During the next few weeks Elgy, being a true American
lad, quickly accustomed himself to the various activities of school life. We
find him accomplishing great success in Foot Ball. Basket Ball next attracted
his attention, where he carried off the Spillard Tournamennhumbling the proud
and haughty Seniors. During the Track Season, Elgy always showed a clean
pair of heels.
In a social way, Elgy was not to be outdone. At the 'Frosh Glad Rags
Party," Elgy became better acquainted with a good many of his fair classmates.
We leave him here, and will let you imagine the difficulties which he met
and overcame in the remaining months of his Freshman ycar.
, "Sophisticated Sophfi
Fresh from the summer's vacation, Elgy returned with renewed enthusiasm,
As football plunged into season, Elgy quickly secured his place on the
"Varsity" and starred thruout many games. When basketball rolled 'round
again, Elgy was no slouch. Track came dashing past and Elgy was off with
the gun. .
At the "Sophomore Stunt Party," which was a grand success, Elgy dis-
tinguished himself as a popular entertainer.
During the remainder of the year, Elgy participated in many school
activities and was not to be outdone by the u-pper classmen.
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
".Iaunty J uniors."
The third year promised much. His attitude had changed. Frivolity was
lost in the onslaught of Dignity. Indeed he wondered how it was that he had
never noted how wonderful She was. His thoughts reverted to Her. He always
knew She was clever and beautiful and could dance, but now he asked himself
how in creation was he so lucky as to know a girl with so clear an understand-
ing of the real things of life. Elgy was sinkng deeper every minute into the
quicksands of love.
Elgy's efforts at football aided much in placing Elgin second in the "Big
In basketball he helped to some extent to place Elgin the "Champions of
Elgy was a true patriot. Tho he was too young to enlist, he utilized every
effort to conserve and help his country in the World War. In accordance with
the times, he chose "Over the Top" for his motto.
Elgy was the life and entertainer of the "junior-Senior Costume Party."
In the Spillard Tournament, Elgy again carried off the honors.
It is with high hopes we leave Elgin-us High-am School-good, jr., here to
keep up the pace he has set for himself.
In the 1919 "Maroon" you will find a more complete account of Elgy's
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1 9 1 7 Commencement A
HE weatherman evidently approved of the class of '17 tof
course that's understoodl, for he gave them more pleasant
weather than in preceding years. Although it was a trifle
cold, the spirits of the class could not be frozen.
The second of june, on Sunday evening, the Baccalaureate
sermon was delivered at the Congregational Church, Rev. Stone
offering an excellent sermon.
Monday afternoon, the junior class presented their play,
"Alice in Wonderland," for the grades, Tuesday evening it was
publicly presented. As a -play for "all children and most grown-
ups," it was successfully dramatized. lt was repeated Wednesday
morning for the lower grades.
After much controversy, the Seniors decided to have class
day at Wing Park. Old "Sol" consented to shine in the afternoon,
and everyone declared it a successful and "peppy" class-day,
On Thursday afternoon and evening, the juniors entertained
the Seniors at a picnic at Wing Park. Although by no means all
of the classes attended, it proved to be a good old-fashioned picnic.
Then after four years of joys and sorrows, hopes and mis-
givings, the eventful evening of june eighth arrived, in which
the glorious class of '17 Cat least in their estimationj, could proud-
ly claim their diplomas. The Rev. Gunsaulus, of Chicago, deliv-
ered a fine, influential address, of a patriotic nature. The Boys'
Glee Club furnished music. Mr. White presented the diplomas.
The Alumni gave the final, 'pleasant entertainment for the
graduating class, in the form of a dance, at the gymnasium.
With the graduation of the class of '18 we feel that we may
well be proud to graduate from so fine a school as Elgin High.
And Elgin High School in return, may feel justly proud, in grad-
uating so democratic and persevering a class as ours.
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"Freshies" Middy and Skirt Masquerade
UCH excitement on the part of the Freshmen. They, being
an energetic and wide awake class, decided to give the first
party of the year, on November ninth.
It was a very democratic party, the girls wearing
middies and skirts, and the boys wearing the conventional garb,
trousers, et cetera. Everyone wore masques.
The program was held in the Auditorium. Mrs. Wheelock
rendered herself popular with her voice, Mr. Erwin Brand also
delighted the little folk with his singing. Miss Haskins proved
her skill in swinging Indian Clubs. Miss Marjorie Plummer was
The party then adjourned to the "Gym," where the usual
games of Three Deep and Drop the Handkerchief were played.
Sherwood Judson and "jimmy" Howell, dressed respectively as
girls, amused the motley crowd of youngsters with their 'iKomic
This being a rare and state occasion, our little "Frosh" were
allowed to remain up until ten o'clock, and to eat ice cream and
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The Junior Reception to "E" Men
CCORDING to a precedent, established by preceding classes,
the juniors entertained the football men at a reception,
Alternating rows of streamers, in the class colors, old
gold and black, decorated the gymnasium.
After playing a few games, and becoming generally acquaint-
ed, the crowd seated themselves on the bleachers to listen to a few
speeches. Mr. Goble, the first to speak, complimented the fellows
upon their good work of the season. Mr. Doseff then told us of
the success of the team, despite defeats. Paul Clendening said
he considered it a privilege to have been captain of so Hfine a
bunch of fellows." Franklin Mayer, the captain-elect, spoke a few
words as to the aims of the team for the next year.
Chairs and tables were then arranged around the gym, in
cabaret style, and groups of two, threes and fours seated them-
selves at the tables, to be served by a number of Seniors.
Esther Louise Whitfield, a follower of Ruth St. Denis, danced.
A quartet of boys, including Walter Kinney, Edwin Funk, Gordon
Holland and Leo Grant, sang popular songs. The "Fascinating
Feminine Five" fascinated the audience with their songs and
dances. Mr. Winn played ragtime at intervals during the evening,
and everyone found it a great temptation to dance.
Here's hoping the 1918 reception may be as successful.
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The Junior-Senior Party
N March 22, the many times postponed, and also much her-
alded junior-Senior party, took place. It may be added
that there were noticeably more juniors than Seniors
The grand march, led by no one in particular, terminated at
the auditorium where a program, which included the most ac-
complished actors, and actresses, was presented. Leo and Harold
Grant opened the program with delightful Hawaiian music. Hil-
dur Helberg and Marjorie Plummer gave a very clever sketch from
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," Marjorie taking the 'part of "Topsy," and
Hildur the part of "Miss Eva." Marjorie "Shur am Sum Niggarf'
The hit of the evening was "Count Ernout, The Suffragettef'
Johnnie Clark, the champion boxer, appealed for challenges from
the audience. Lyle Agnew and Bob Shirley bravely responded, but
were quickly vanquished. Then a handsome and striking young
woman appeared, carrying a "votes for women" banner. After a
hard-fought battle, the "champion" was defeated. The "She"
turned out to be a "He" in the form of "Tootsie" Rippberger.
Dallas Schultz proved his skill as a vaudeville entertainer, in an
act entitled f'Nothing Whatsoeverf' The versatile Mr. Larsen con-
cluded the program with a wonderful exhibition of cane twirling.
The party then adjourned to the "gym," which was beautifully
and patriotically decorated with flags. Here refreshments were
served by five Sophomore couples.
Many came in costumes such as soldiers, Red Cross nurses,
Cadets and colonial maids and men. Many of the teachers were
appropriately dressed as "sweet old ladies."
Everyone joined in playing games. "Bob" Shirley, while play-
ing musical chairs, sat down with such vim the chair refused to
hold him. "Toots," "Bob" and "Dutch" again entertained the
party with springboard work, and somersaults. Marjorie Plum-
mer proved herself to be the champion pie-eater.
The committee who promoted the party are to be congratu-
lated upon their successful endeavors.
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Write up of " ikado" and Cast
HE Mikado, old yet ever new to those who enjoy music, was presented
by the Glee Clubs as the Senior Class play.
The scene in order to be modern, was laid "somewhere in japan."
Trouble begins for Ko-Ko as Lord High Executioner when he finds
that Nanki-Poo, a wandering minstrel, loves the girl, Yum-Yum, whom Ko-Ko
is to marry. William Kinnane, as the extremely nervous Ko-Ko, did excellent
work in his difficult role. Thruout the play Nanki-Poo sings and woos his
way past all difficulties. Edwin Funk and Harriet Newman took the parts of
the lovers in a way quite delightful. Coquetry was symbolized in the part of
Pitti-Sing, so well done by Monica Phelan with her singing and playing.
Jessie Brown, as Peep-Bo, completed the three maids. Pooh-Ba, well portrayed
by Walton Savage, was an impersonation of many offices, all in one man. The
parts of the high ruler of japan, the Mikado, and his interesting parasol attend-
ant, were well taken by Dallas Schultz and David Postle. The chorus com-
pleted the play to the last excellent touch. Although this was both the Senior
Class play and the annual operetta, it suffices for all. Much praise is due the
directors, Mrs. Wheelock and Mrs. Cowlin, whose patience and work has made
the play the success that it was.
The Cast of The Mikado.
The Mikado of Japan ..............................
. . . .Dallas Schultz
Nanki-Poo, his son ............................. ...... E dwin Funk
Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner of Titipu ....
Pooh-Ba, Lord High Everything Else ......
Pish-Tush, a noble Lord ....................
Peep-Bo 14 Three Sisters, wards of Ko-Ko ....
Katisha, an elderly lady in love with Nanki-Poo
. . .Walton Savage
i Harriet Newman
. . . . . .George Morgan
. . . ....... Vera Riggs
. . . .David Postle
All Girl Revue
Hawaii for 21 Day
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
The Comedy Concert
Taken from every standpoint, the Comedy Concert was the best ever.
Many new features appeared and there was a decided tendency to make the
ludicrous less prominent than last year, and present "stunts" possessing orig-
inality and skill.
The ALL GIRL REVUE captivated the audience at once with their singing
and dancing. The girls composing it were the same as the popular "Fascin-
ating Feminine Five" of last year.
It was seen that Paul Funk and Arnot Stumpf were as good specimens of
"A BEDBUG AND A WORM1' as could be had anywhere.
The audience journeyed back to their almost forgotten "SCHOOL DAYS"
in the next scene, presented by the E. P. A. boys. "Tommy" Casson was such
a charming affair that all the girls wanted a date, whether he had a sweater
or not. Raymond Symons and Maurice Nlann looked as feminine as any man
The 'patriotic number, USONIEWHERE IN U. S. A.," by eight girls, four
taking the part of boys, was well received.
At this intermission Miss Lulu Kinney, a former High School student, and
director of the jazz Orchestra, gave two delightful violin solos.
The most clever event
mer Gylleck, in an act
He delighted his audi-
talking with his own
his dummy, in search of
threw his voice into the
basement, and finally
throwing his dummy
closed suitcase. His act
of the evening was EI-
of near ventriloquism.
ence with a live boy
voice and old Tommy,
a job. At times he
audience, down in the
reached the climax by
and his voice into a
was admirable and was
"HANDS AND FEET," in which Dallas Schultz and Walton Savage ap-
peared as a negro and a jew, amused the audience greatly by their cleverness.
"IN HAWAII FOR A DAY" was a true presentation of Honolulu dancers,
accompanied by their ukuleles, that would have done credit to any school pre-
senting it. Seated in a semi-circle as the curtain rose, and surrounded by
scenery that was truly Hawaiian, their opening song was delightful. The
dancing of Ella Reynolds was highly complimented by every one.
"THE FINISH" was a Htting close for the evening. This certainly was the
best thing in an athletic event that has been staged here for some time. A
boxing match was staged, with the victory for the suffragette.
As the curtain dropped, every one was ready to pronounce the event high-
ly successful and as one man said, "just three hundred and sixty-five days
until the next real good time!"
JUNIOR CLASS PLAY CAST
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
Junior Class Plays
HE junior Cllass of this year have given a program 'of short one-act plays.
This idea of play work has been 'possible for several years and has
become more popular since W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory wrote the
short plays portraying the conditions and the queer superstitions of the
In choosing this type of play work, for this class, it was decided that each
young person chosen would have a chance to work on a better though shorter
"The Pot of Broth," given first, is a clever bit of comedy. The audience
as well as the two simple old folks in the play, were kept spell-bound by the
witchery in the hands of the beggarman.
The second -play, "The Land of Heart's Desire," brought with it all the
sweet mystery of May Day, proving the belief of the Irish peasantry, that
fairies are abroad that night and steal newly married brides.
The last play was "Spreading the News," by Lady Gregory, and gave to
the program with the Irish wit needed to successfully complete the first at-
tempt of our juniors as "Players"
john Coneely .
Shawn Bruin ..
Father Hart ..
A Fairy Child
A Fairy Voice ..
Magistrate . . .
Police jo Muldoon ....
Mrs. Fallon ..
Sharon Early .
james Ryan ..
Mrs. Tarpey ..
Mrs. Tully ....
"Pot of Broth."
"Land of Heart's Desiref'
"Spreading the Ne
.. . .Robert Shirley
. . - . .David Postle
. . . .Ruth O'Connor
. . . .Myrtle Strickman
. . . . .Norma Stuart
.. .Ollene Andresen
Adah Mae Hinsdell
. . . .Floyd Laverty
. . . .Helen Schmidt
. . . .Le Roy Vernon
. . . .Merrill Calame
. . . . . .Helen Stein
. . . . .Grace Eggert
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1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
ilitary Training 1917-191
ILITARY Training was first advocated in the spring of 1916 by Lieut.
Stever, U. S. A., who was at that time attached to the work in the
Wyoming High School and found it a huge success.
ln April, 1916, letters were sent to the larger High Schools in
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky to hold a preliminary training from
May 15 to 29, 1916, for High School boys, the object being to encourage mili-
tary training in the High Schools.
On Monday morning, May 15, 12 Elgin boys left for Culver Military
Academy for the two weeks' training. After two weeks of strenuous, intensive,
but very interesting training, the boys 'left for home and back to school, very
enthusiastic over their experience. The question was finally settled by a vote
of the parents of the High School students in favor of the plan.
The real organization of the company started under Serg. Forgit, U. S. A.,
with the beginning of school in September, with an entire company of' green
recruits. He did splendid work and had somewhat of a company when his
term in the army expired in March. Serg. Haynie, another army officer, then
took charge. Under an army man with a reputation for well-drilled companies,
discipline began to appear. Serg. Haynie was called back into Government
service and Serg.-Major Camden of Culver succeeded him. By June 15th the
cadets were sufficiently well drilled to enter into competition with several
Chicago and northern lllinois schools for three prize flags. Through the
kindness of the Board, we were able to enter and marched. After the parade
was over, through what seemed to be partiality on the part of the judges for
the schools in Chicago, the cadets were disappointed to see three Chicago
schools. march away with the prizes.
When school started in September of 1917, the company was much en-
larged. due to the fact of a successful semester preceding it. The enrollment
of the company was boosted up to very nearly 70 men.
Because of the war, no regular army men were available, and the late Mr.
Cobb took charge of the drilling of the company, until his enlistment. Much
credit is due him for the success of the company this year. Mr. Cobb drilled
the company until February. Mr. Morgan Brightman of this city was the next
man to devote his time to the success of the cadets. Through the efforts of
Mr. Brightman, a very presentable company has been made. The company up
to the present has about 90 members. The cadets have been called upon to
parade a number of times this spring, due to the Liberty Loan parades and
escorts to the selective draft men who have left the city for the army camps.
Military training has been a success which has been proven very con-
clusively, and should continue to be a success. Military training should be
compulsory to do the greatest amount of good.
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
This training should be made compulsory to the Senior and junior
students, at least, and if necessary, the compulsory gymnastics of the first two
years could be dropped and military training put in its stead. Another thing
that is keeping the efficiency of the company down, is the inability to enforce
rigid discipline, which is an absolute necessity in a well-drilled company.
Under present conditions, there is no way to enforce appearance at parades
and regular attendance at drill. Until this fault is remedied the cadets cannot
be 10023 efficient. The future of the cadet company lies simply with each of
its members to make them more efficient through stricter discipline or ruin
the chances of the entire company by the continuance of the present lack of
power of those in charge. We believe this is the greatest weakness of our
military system, and hope something can be done to-overcome this condition.
The cadets belong to the Seventh Regiment of the High School Volunteers
of the United States, but there is no direct connection with the Army.
Capt. E. H. S. Cadets.
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
4. Back to the grind! Studies begin, ushered in by realistic wailing and
gnashing of teeth which fail to meet approval of unimaginative faculty.
5. Getting used to it.
6. Faculty get restless, give picnic. Have a pickle?
7. We all try out for Glee Clubs. Some splendidly surprising sopranos
sighted, showing students' skill.
10. First Mirror. Eddie's name in print.
ll. Mirror Staff sits up all night, preparing speeches.
12. Mirror Staff speaks. "Now we all need your support, etcf'
Let us all unite in singing "Rock of Ages."
13. Mrs. C'owlin reads from "A Student in Arms." What?!! Oh! We
14. Aw, shucks! Nothin' ever happens.
17. Contance and Stanley mad--fsomeltody gladl.
18. Constance and Stanley glad--lsomebody madl.
19. E. H. S. sees men off for Camp Grant.
20. Brands give musical program. Everybody enjoys the "Single Hair."
21. Faculty men go to Lake Delevan. Fish bite exceedingly well.
24. All kinds of jazzy-zazzes in 311. Oh boy!!l!!l!!
25. Can't remember what happened today. Guess nothin' did.
27. Mrs. Cowlin soothes our restless spirits by reading to us.
28. Girls' Glee Club sings to us. Superfluous!!! Fra-la-la,
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1 Private Mallory lno, not Willisl speaks on camp lifeg advises us to obey
2. Rev. Flory speaks on Democracy. Makes big hit with jokes.
3. Cadets parade around. LOh, gee, look at that one on the end. ain't he
4 Dosefl' lectures us severely. after which wc all sing the "Fight Song."
lCame nearer being funeral marchl.
5. just school. that's all.
8. Mrs. Wheelock sings assisted in the high spots by the audience. Per-
9. Pat falls from baby carriage.
10. Movies! Good work, only we expected something different in Honolulu.
12. Wheel Elgin wallops ,loliet 19-6. Lightweights tie.
15. Mr. Andresen speaks to "us children" on Liberty Loan.
16. Song contest forces Peckie to part with SB hill. Tillie Smith muchly
17. Red Cross classes organized.
18. Peckie still raving about St. Louis.
19. junior band organized.
20. Sob stuff. Rockford beats E. H. S. 511-0, Lightweights tie.
22. Doseff hibernates for winter.
23. First meeting of Forty Club.
24. Patriotic Rally in Auditorium.
25. Mr. White speaks on Liberty Loan,
26. E. P. A.'s burst into lime light.
27. Lake Forest beats E. H. S. 20-O.
29. Freshmen purchase Liberty Bond. Good work!
30. Mrs. Dakin speaks on l'Hoover.'l Eat your crusts and potato peelings.
31. Everybody, also Mr. Peckman, wears school colors.
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God bless the teachers! They all go to Aurora and we have no school.
Elgin covers itself with mud and glory. Trims Freeport 7-0. Not so bad.
Elma gets her dates mixed.
Eddie arrives with a black eye. Hope the other fellow didn't look as brad.
Girls' volley ball tournament begins. Keep your eyes on the chorus!
Result of game: 4 hairpins and 2 chamois skins and three hair-ribbons
Mr. jeH'ries gives a "Don't" lecture. fWell, we don't, anywayb. He sure
was a high kicker.
Enterprising Fresh open social season with hilarious party.
E. Aurora beats E. H. S. I3-0. E. H. S. lightweights win I4-0.
Earl Gibbs, only one of his kind unsuffocated, celebrates by wearing collar
to school. V
Bonehead Club, Solid Ivory Brigade and Flunkers' Federation, meet.
Glee Clubs go to Chicago to see "Mikado." Yes, it was good, but
what did you think of "Oh Boy?" Keep your seats, gentlemen, they are
Auditorium. Don't remember what happened.
junior-Senior election. Seniors election: M. Carroll, pres., W. Kinnane,
vice pres.g F. Olsen, Sec. juniors election: D. Postle, Pres., R. Harrison,
vice pres., O. Andresen, Sec. tSign my petition, please?J
Rough neck day for the usual ones.
Girls have secret meeting. No one knows what about.
Seniors blow soap bubbles. 1Light occupations, we'd sayj.
Class meeting. Plan junior-Senior party.
Exams begin and blue pencil reigns supreme.
Prof. Leavitt talks on "Child Training." Umph!!!
DeKalb comes, jaws, but doesn't conquer. Trimmed 59-0.
Mirrors out on time. Yep!
Eddie all mad, his name not in print.:
We're goin' t' have turkey 't our house.
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL A 1918
3. We all celebrate birthday of Illinois. Nlr. Wheeler makes debut.
4. Gee, wish somethin' excitin' 'ud happen.
5. Class meeting. Plans for Annual. flf we canlt have an annual, we'1l have
a rummage sale.j
6. Mr. Cobb leaves for training in aviation service.
7. Larsen appears resplendent in green shirt. We want Home Rule. QDO
you suppose he does?b
10. jay Helm enlists.
11. Everybody gets Christmas spirit.
12. Class meeting. juniors give up sweaters.
13. Everybody writes Santa Claus letters.
14. Walter Sayre seen at school in the morning.
17. Hey, stop readin' the Mirror over my shoulder, if you want one, buy it.
18. Great Lakes Band plays for us. Oh girls! Did you see the leader?
CEvidently judith Whyte saw him-afterj.
19. junior dance. Everybody reports a "zazzy" time.
20. The day before Friday.
21. Unfurl service flag. Eager Heart given.
22. Vacation begins. Two whole weeks!!!
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
7. Jolley speaks on thrift stamps.
8. The late Miss Salsman's place taken by Mrs. john Knudsen.
9. Class meeting. Decide to have Annual.
10. Freshmen-Sophomore reading contest.
11. Freeport beats Elgin 28-25.
14. Mr. White gives "Fact" lecture. What was the average age of the teach-
ers did you say? Oh!
16. Red Cross nursing classes started.
17. Mr. Wheeler and alarm clock get chummy.
18. E. H. S. beats E. Aurora 26-14.
19. Emerson beats E. H. S. 19-14.
21. New semester. One session school. "Oh, but l'm hungry!"
22. Everybody still hungry.
23. Senior dance.
24. Did you enjoy the Follies? tDid welj
25. Everybody rests up.
28. junior Red Cross organized.
29. Mr. Lacey sings in Auditorium.
30. Mr. Watts leave E. H. S.
31. Miss Linktield ably assisted by Prof. Larsen chaperone sleigh ride. Some
32. Day before Saturday, Funny, is'nt it?
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5. Seniors decide to be patriotic and give up Annual.
6. Everybody mad.
7. Chemistry classes carry coals to Newcastle.
8. just school.
ll. Directly to classes. Everybody sore.
12. Lincoln program.
13. Cadets show off.
14. "Schiltz" startles every one by wearing black socks.
15. E. H. S. beats Joliet 21-19. The "other fellow" beats Eddie Funk.
18. Mirror out on time.
19. Peckie begins series of luncheons.
20. Mikado 'practices begin to be interesting.
21. L.----. e
22. No school. Hurrah for Washington!
Lieutenant Parkin talks on "Aviation".
Class meeting. Fight for Annual.
27. Still fighting.
28. Things look brighter.
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l. Elgin beats Elburn 37-l9.
2. Elgin wins tournament-Hurrah!! Ain't they La La's?
4. Tournament Team talks to students. "Art" Buesch talks on the green
grass in Springfield.
4. Mr. Evans and Mr. Wheeler have hard time escaping life term in Elgin
5. Mr. White talks on "Reasons for the War."
6. Girls indoor baseball games start. Ty Cobb has nothing on you, girls.
7. Derby and Cane Day.
8. Maroon Staff chosen. Oh joy! We're to have an Annual.
ll. Maurice Mann starts the spring drive.
l2. Prof. Gardner asks students' help to conserve.
13. Tournament team presented sweaters.
l4. E. H. S. beats New Trier 25-26. Velma pines for Lyle.
l5. Centralia beats Elgin 37-I5.
18. Everybody sings in Auditorium.
19. Reading contest.
20. Everybody signs everybody else's book.
2l. Extemp speaking contest.
22. junior-Senior party. Vacation begins.
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
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1. Two session school again. Aw, gee whiz!
2. Class meeting. Decide on Senior announcements.
3. Mikado busts up.
4. Class meeting. Mikado put together again. Everybody happy.
5. Forty Club dance.
8. Frankie and Bill speak about Annual.
9. Paul Gahagan and Dallas Gholsen sign anti-cigarette pledge.
10. Class meeting. What about caps and gowns?
ll. Mr. Brand sings to us and speaks on "Loyalty."
12. junior Mirror Staff chosen. One or two juniors greatly surprised.
15. Miss Boettcher sings and we all help her along.
16. Eager Heart cast heavily escorted by Constance and the organ, journey
17. Class meeting. Frankie rebels at honors cast upon him.
18. Nuthin' happened today. Think somebody ought to start somethin'.
19. All aboard for Lake Forest. judges gets places reversed for Elgin.
22. Prof. Ellis lectures on Engineering with stereoptican.
23. COMEDY CONCERT. Everybody ready and the goose hangs high.
24. Next morning atter the night before. Everyone dons springs togs, X.
Y. Z., etc.
25 Miss Solomon does her bit by wrestling with Liberty measles.
26. Ollene Andresen and Margaret Schlager go through lllinois university.
29. Miss Lillian Solomon sells Liberty Bonds. E. H. S. goes "over the top."
30. New History teacher arrives E. H. S. Mr. Miller asks for increased salary.
FACULTY Q 0PSCl'IAIQD
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
WHAT IS IT?
WHO WROTE IT?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Tune-Solomon Levi preferred.
l. Vacation time will soon be here, let's lay our books away,
For if the truth we have to tell, we're glad to see the day,
While we dearly love to work, and studying does us good,
We'll cease to cram for old exams and ramble to the woods.
Dear Elgin High school tra la la la la la la
Dear Old Elgin tra la la la la la la
Let's boost and cheer for Elgin the best school in the state,
Without a doubt its best class out is one-nine-one and eight.
2. When Stan goes down to Illini to be an engineer,
There'll be a pretty Elgin miss l fear'll shed a tear,
But cheer up Conny don't you fret for he'll be back some day,
Then too you know that old Champaign is not so far away.
3. With principal and faculty we have no crows to pick,
For when they say to do a thing it does no good to kick,
lf T. A. says to "beat it home" or "stand upon your knot"
No use to wait or to debate, be johnny right on the spot.
4. Here's to our basketball team our pride and glory too,
Only once did they bite off a chunk they couldn't chew,
But little Do will coach them so next year'll be better yet,
But whether we win or meet chagrin we'll give them a boost you bet.
5. When we all leave this hall of fame and grow to be so great,
Gronny'll sigh, jolly cry, and Peckey meditate,
Daddy Oakes will cease to joke, Roxy'll miss our noise.
Little Nell will cease to yell and Bessie will miss her boys.
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Well Known Characters
Fiction and Fiction Writers. Cetceteraj
The Little Women-Miss Ellis, Ella Reynolds, Ollene Andresen.
The Little MeniMr. Peckman, Sam Levine, Willis Mallory, Reginald Ray-
ner, Reginald Marlow, Merrill Calame.
jo's Boys-Anyone wearing an "E,"
The Little Minister-
Birds, Bees, and Bugs--By Cyril Abbott.
When a Man Marries-See Room 305.
The Country Gentleman--By Donald Glos.
Krazy Kat and IgnatziBy Robert Shirley and Floyd Gantz.
The Road to Ambition-Third Floor.
Over the Top-efour hatsj By Empty.
Student in ArmswBy H. S. Park frequenters.
One of the latest, and also one of the most 'popular books, lately edited
by members of the High School student body, is the one entitled, "Our Goats,"
written by all of the Maroon staff in collaboration with each other. It deals
with the title subject all the way through without swerving from the course
started upon. The moral or lesson which is uppermost, is, "Do not get into the
habit of carrying your goat with you, someone is liable to get it."
l must add as a caution, do not attempt to read this masterpiece and
give it as a book review in an Engilsh Class. lt might not pass.
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
The Soliloquies of ophie
F course, I never gossip nor peddle things what shouldn't be peddled,
but l says, says l, "I'll calc'late them there folks would appreciate a
little scandal once in a while," so I makes up my mind to tell 'em.
l suppose you know there's some new neighbors just moved into our
neighborhood. just as l happened to be looking over the other day, l saw
the "Cook" going in with a "Stew". CThey haven't any curtains u'p yetj.
There's no doubt but what he had been associating too much with the "Stein,"
lt was all right until the "Coffee" was spilled on the "Butler's" foot, for I
judge from the way he hollered, it caused several bad "Burns" The noise of
the conflict which followed, made the kitchen sink, and made it necessary
to call a "Plummer," who while working, accidently upset his "Lamp." The
fire was so terrific that it even spread to the "Barnes" where a great deal of
"Cotton" was stored. The alarm was turned in by "Frances', the "Miller's"
daughter, who rang the fire "Bell," The first to arrive on the scene was the
"Mayer", for he always went to every fire, "Rayner" shine. lt caused a lot
of excitement for a while but it was soon put out.
After the thing was all over, I guess the "Butler" was "Phelan" pretty
"Moody", so he quit, making it necessary for the "Mann" of the house to en-
gage an "Newman", who, by the way, was a former hotel "Page",
Oh! That's not the worst part of it though! It was a beautiful day so
one of those boys who moved in next door went a-walking with his girl in the
"Parks". On the way, this girl later told mej, they passed a theater where
"Fred" was "Starring", On their arrival at "Hyde" Park, the custodian pointed
with "Pryde" to a "Savage" "Young" "Wolfe" which had just been added
to the zoo.
I never approved much of these "park-walks". You can always tell pretty
much how it all'll end. This one was no exception Cso l hearb. The "Butler's"
girl had been waiting quite some time for him to propose, so when he took
both her "I-lance" in his, and commenced to stammer and stutter, she didnlt
know what could "Bement" by it, but at last he was "Abell" to '4Sayre".
R. M. R., '18,
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john Barrymore ...
Theda Bara .....
Baby Bliss ...,.......
The Telegraph Boy ... ..
The Kidders ........
The Court jester ....
Enricko Caruso .....
Nora Bayes ..........
Old Uncle Rastus ........
Izzy the neighbors boy .....
Chorus of lads and lassies ...
. . . .Hazel Hansen
....Miss R. Goble
. . . . . . .Carrol Bennorth
....Esther Louise Whitfield
.. ...Marjorie Plummer
. . . . .William Kinnane
... .. ..... Earl Christie
Miss Bement and Mrs. Knudsen
. . . . .Bernice Deards
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By Little Students.
He that is void of wisdom des-
piseth the Faculty, but a man of wis-
dom getteth a "stand-in."
Talcum powder covereth a multi-
tude of sins.-By Cracky.
The Annual is a queer invention,
The school gets all the fame,
The printer gets the money,
And the staff gets all the blame.
He seized her and struck her, and
struck her again, but she was only a
Mr. Larsen - "How do you makc
F. Gantz, '18-"If I knew that, I
wouldn't be broke.
G. Calame, '18-"How can I keep
my toes from going to sleep?"
W. Craven. '18-"Don't let them
turn in." l!!
.Iosephine and Rollin went to the park.
They strolled along the strand,
They sat upon an iron bench,
He gently held heres-parasol!
A Freshie's Dream.
If at the gates of Heaven,
St. Peter says to me,
'Young man, all those who enter here
Must have geometry,"
I'll simply say, "St, Peter,
Good-bye, It's H-- for mine."
Prize Foolisrhness, or "So Be It."
Am he gone or is he went?
Has he left I all alone?
Will he ne'er come back to I,
Or I e'er go back to he?
It cannot was. -ff!
Evans to T. A. 4 "Yes, you can
count on mef'
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you'd make a good piece of scrap
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ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL
A Raw Potato
A Warm Potato
Home Grown Potatoes
Potatoes that are all eyes
A Potato with a bad eye
A Little "Fresh" Potato
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THE MIRROR BOARD
The Mirror Board, composed of three Faculty members and two members
of the Senior class, has general supervision of our High School Mirror.
Upon this Board falls the task of satisfying everybody from the critical
reader who says "all the jokes are stale," "personal column is too tame," to
the irate printer, who says that high school students can't even spell now-a-
The financial management is no small item in the face of the ever-increas-
ing cost of materials, and the Board is to be warmly praised in so managing
funds as to enable the publication to be self-sustaining.
The Mirror has been well managed this past year and the Board has shown
a fair and broad-minded spirit in the censorshi-p of all the material that is
found in the columns of The Mirror.
After considering the difficulties to be met and the Hne way in which the
Board has met them, every student in E. H. S. should say "Thank You" to
the Board for its service.
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Things That Made Life
Miserable For The Staff
"Say, when are the Annuals coming out?"
"Was my class picture good? Which one did you like?"
"You ought to put this in the Annual."
"ls the Maroon going to be as' good as last year's?"
"ls there very much work in putting out the book?"
"To whom are you going to dedicate it? I won't tell a soul."
If you run that picture of her and me there'll be a little Europe."
"just a word about your joke department. Ol' course you must mention
no names, expose no 'Alone-heads," and scrupulously avoid all slams, and above
all, don't run any jokes on the Faculty." Can you beat it?
"Whatcha puttin' out sich a cheap 'un for?"
tAfter the Annual has gone to press5f"Oh, l forgot to hand this in.
Can you take it down and have it inserted?"
"Say, you know that joke you put in about me and a "Freshie?" Well,
that ain't true, and if you don't take it out, l'll tell Nlr. Goble it ain't true, so
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1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
Review of the Season. 1917-18
AST fall the football season opened in doubt and uncertainty. "Do"
faced a hard problem, the line gave him little worry, but the back field
had but one veteran, the other backfield candidates having little or no
The first game was a thriller. Harrison Technical School of Chicago fproved
a hard foe, but Elgin succeeded in holding them back and in the meantime
pushed across a touchdown which cinched the game 7 to 0.
Our next game showed a little improvement, but still plenty of room for
more. Our teams tackled the speedy Fox A. C. bunch. They were a bunch of
former stars, but we held them to a 7 to 7 tie.
ln a heart rending game, Elgin fell prey to the onrushing foe from Rock-
ford. With fine interference and short passes she managed to amass 34 points
to Elgin's 0. The game was better than the score would indicate.
The jinx seemed still to be with the team as they went down to defeat at
Lake Forest on a muddy and slippery field. The final score being 20 to 0.
Profiting by experience received on a muddy field the week before, Elgin
downed Freeport in a bitterly fought battle, and came out on top 7 to 0.
Elgin was thrown entirely out of the conference race by East Aurora.
That Aurora should be the jinx was irony of fate. However, a few wretched
decisions, and a little luck coupled together, spelled defeat for Elgin. 13 to 0
being the unlucky score.
A week later thirteen proved to be a lucky number for Elgin, and she
trimmed West Aurora I3 to 6. lt was the first victory for Elgin since 1904.
The last game of the season resulted in a 6 to 6 tie. We are sure that on
a dry field and a warm day, Elgin would have beaten Galesburg easily.
Although we did not win the championship, our season can be considered
successful. With a number of veterans, such as Capt.-elect Parker, Nolting,
O'Flaherty, Leitner, Cook, Helm, Clen, and a number of Lightweights back
again, we look forward to a successful season in 1918. With the proper back-
ing from the school and the team, "Art" will lead them to victory. Good luck
to you, "Art."
LIGHT WEIGHT FOOTBALL TEAM
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
HE Lightweight Football season resulted in one of the biggest successes
of lightweight athletics in Elgin High School, the season resulting in six
victories, two ties and one defeat. This defeat was a very serious one,
as it cost Elgin the undisputed lightweight conference title. As it was,
the conference ended in a three-cornered tie between Elgin, Rockford and
When the call for candidates was issued, between twenty-five and thirty
responded. Although this was not a very large squad, each man was there for
work and under the efficient coaching of Mr. Watts, Elgin was represented by
one of the strongest lightweight teams in the conference.
The season opened, September 22nd, with St. Charles. This not being a
very hard game, gave all of the fellows opportunity to participate.
The following week found Elgin pitted against the strong Geneva aggre-
gation. After a heated contest, Elgin was credited with its second victory, the
score being 13-O.
Nafperville was one of our heaviest opponents. Although the score does
not indicate a hard game, we were forced to substitute several of our heavy-
Our first two conference games with joliet and Rockford resulted in two
tie battles, the scores being 6-6 in each contest.
The Elgin-Freeport game was played in a half foot of mud. After the
first few downs, one team could not be distinguished from the other. A pretty
25-yard forward pass, made by Chapin and caught by McMillan, brought the
ball down to Elgin's 3-yard line and enabled Elgin to make the only touchdown
of the game.
After a well spent day at East Aurora, Elgin again "brought home the
bacon," defeating the down river team, 14-0.
With a few of our best linesmen half starved, in order to keep under
weight, and with the lack of pep and punch, Elgin suffered defeat at the hands
of West Aurora. This defeat blasted almost all of Elgin's hopes for the light-
weight conference championship.
The concluding game of the season with DeKalb, was more on the order
of a track meet than a football game. Although DeKalb had centered their
whole strength on their lightweight team, and had been cleaning up everything
in the conference, their hopes were blasted by a 59-0 defeat at the hands of
This year's Lightweight team has developed several 'players who will be
of great value to next year's team.
At Elgin Opp.
Sept. 22 Elgin vs. St. Charles St. Charles ... ... IQ 0
Sept. 29 Elgin Geneva Elgin ,.
Oct. 6 Elgin Naperville Elgin . .
Oct. 13 Elgin ,loliet ,loliet ..
Oct. 20 Elgin Rockford Elgin ..
Nov. 3 Elgin Freeport Freeport
Nov. I0 Elgin E. Aurora Aurora .
Nov. I7 Elgin W. Aurora Elgin ..
Nov. 22 Elgin DeKalb Elgin ,,
VCAPT. FRANKLIN K. MAYER is no
doubt the fastest quarter-back E. H. S.
ever turned out. His speed and determina-
tion made lhim a demon on the gridiron.
"Frankie's long runs and drop kicks won
many games wihtich would otherwise 'have
ARTHUR PARKER, CAPT.-EYLECT, has
never met his match. His Irish fight has
for two succe.ss'ive years won h-im an "all
conference" polstivtion art guard. "Art's" lead-
ersthip with good support should bring us
Fl champi-onship next fall.
PAUL SCHLAGER, who has served on
the E. H. S. gridiron for four years, gained
for himtselvf the distinction of an "all con-
ference" center and an enviable reputation
in this and other schools. His defensive
was especially credita-ble to him.
LAWRENCE LENNARTZ was one of the
fastest ends in the state. His tackling and
catching of pas-ses led Elgin to victory on
several occasions. Altthotugh he had a seri-
ous accidenft in '16, he came back and pltayed
LOUIS NODTTNIG, our giant tackle, its
an aggressive 'type of player who deserves
much credit for luis well-played games. Al-
though "I.ioui-e's" regular place wasat tackle,
on several oceatsiotns, when consistent line-
bucking was necessary, fhe was shifted to
RAYMOND MNC DONALD, whose long
legs could always be depend-ed upon in
pinches. His punting amd work in the line
saved miany ia score. "Frid.ay's" size and
large build enabled 'him to shove his op-
ponents around wilth ease.
LYLE AGNEW, although he was one of
the smallest fulllbacks in the conference,
he surely was a plunging "Dutchman" His
endurance, strength and sp-ered were notice-
able in every game he played. "Dutch" also
excelled in giving infterference.
PAUL COOK was abso-ltuteliy a trump
and the Hnd of the season. He hails from
Williams Bay and his human battering ram
power was ciolmbin-ed with the utmost speed.
We are looking forward to his setting the
conference on fire next year.
FRANK O'NEILL. In review of the
season it is hard to lind a man who worked
harder and fought to a betfter advanitage
than did O'Ne1il1. Aft-er mfissing the first
part of the season, 'he came black strong.
While Frank wats at his post, we were sure
of gaining ground.'
BELFORD HOVVARD played at three
4posit,io'ns during the seiason, lend, tackle
and half back. In all three he played well.
Xvhenever called upon to carry the ball. he
would respond with a good gain.
WALTER SAYRE played ia guard 'posi-
tion, and was la fats-t ,lines1nfan. His success
was due tio his ab-ifllity to cfhlarge hlis oppo-
nent. Realiizng the need of team work, he
put every ounce of strength into the ganre.
in order to out-play his opponent.
ROGER STEVE-NS-Speed, weight and
endurance were great props to tthtis yevarls
line. "Steve" won his levtter mainly because
he was there in a pinch and "delivered tlhe
ORA LEITNER was the smallest man on
the team. Nevertheless his speed and grit
kept our opponents from circling his end.
With this year's experience, "Butch" will
be a big asset in next ye'ar's lineup.
GORDON HEUM, with his speed and
ability, was a man ever ready to play. He
was a tighter the whole game nhrough.
"Gord" was never beaten, even after the
whistle 'had blown, and Eilglin left the Iielid
wlith the small end of the score.
LEO O'FLAHERTY was one of tihese
flrey Irishmen who could be stopped by
no't'h'ing less than a stone wfall. He was ia
strong nran on deifensiive, breaking up pliays
in a snappy style. "Red" will be back next
year to help "bring home the bacon."
LEROY CLENDENING always tried his
hard-est, but 'hampered by injuries received
in the early part of the season. he was un-
able to participate in all of our games.
With "Clen" back next year we are assured
ahead of a speedy backltieild.
EDVVIN DUPPLER had two successxive
years on the team to help make this his
big one. He sitarre-d on off-ltackle plfays,
nailing the nran 'wlith the blall in hiis trlacks.
"Dupp's" gameness and pluck was an out-
standing characteristic of his playing.
HERBERT DAMISUH, though lacking in
experience, showed all the necessary qual-
ities and played a good game. Although he
did not land a regular berth, his conslistent
fighting won him hiis hard-earned 16Vff.9il'.
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1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
Review of Basketball Season 1917-18
By P. S. Giltner.
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HEN basketball practice was called last December, everyone inquired,
"What are ouriprospects for a team ?" With the good material that came
to practice, our coaches soon developed two teams that answered the
question. Our lightweights team did not show up so well in the first few
games, but made a very good finish and landed third place in the conference.
The heavyweight team played the hardest schedule it has ever played. They
also won the sectional tournament, the first time the honor has ever gone to
the Elgin High School. By winning this tournament, we were eligible to rep-
resent this section in the state tournament held at Springfield. Our first game
with New Trier, we won. The second game we lost to Centralia, who after-
wards won the state championship.
By hard earnest work, we developed a championship team. In my mind,
the one thing which enabled us to develop a championship team, was the
fact that everyone worked together. The boys were taught from the beginning
of the season, that owing to their handicap of size and weight, they must play
the game, and everyone pull together, and I am proud to say that the boys
did pull together in every game during the season, and brought to the E. H. S.
her first basketball championship team.
To former lightweight Coach Watts belongs much of the credit for tl-e
present teams success for as green men, one year ago he started teaching thc.n
the rudiments of the game. Coach Doseff next took hold of the work and pro-
duced as a finished product a highly efficient machine. Observation of the sea-
son's scores will show Elgin in second place in the conference.
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The Lightweight Basketball Season
I-IEN Coach Watts posted a call for lightweight basketball candidates
about 35 men reported, among these there were no letter men of last
year but thru the ipersistent and untiring efforts of Coach Watts and
Doseff a team was built up which upheld the honor and standard of this
school. Fate did not favor the team the first half of the season but in the last
half they hit their stride and came back strong.
The curtain was raised against W. Aurora at the downriver city and this
being their first game and playing in a miserable gym, they were forced to
kneel before the Red and the Blue by a score of ll to 7.
After trailing behind the first halt' the Maroons came up from behind but
lost in the last minute of play to Freeport I8 to l5.
East High next came to Elgin but the Maroons were "out for blood" that
night and sent them back defeated 36 to ll.
At DeKalb the Maroons were defeated in a heart rending game after hold-
ing their opponents during the entire game, they were nosed out in the final
period 17 to 15.
Next conference game was against Rockford and about this time the
Maroons had "struck their stride" and succeeded in administering a 22 to 14 de-
feat to Rockford on foreign soil. By doing this they defeated Rockford the
first time this season and upheld our former lightweight record in both football
and basketball of never having defeat at their hands.
The conference was completed by a glorious victory over Joliet at Elgin
by a score of 28 to 17.
g Despite the wallops handed the lightweights by fate they won a majority
of the games and the season can be considered a success. Although few veterans
will be back the pros-pects for next year are bright.
CAPT. BELFORD HOWARD, '18,
CAPTAIN "ART" BUECHE tlefit for-
wardl deserves mulch credit for the success
of the 1918 team. The spirit which he
showed toward the team made each felllow
feel it his dvuty tio give his last drop of
strength of the team, Ant was cool headed,
a clever man, and played all over ,tlhe door,
shooting baskets from any angle.
"JOHNNIE" CLARK, Capt.-Elect, fright
guard! was one of lthe s-crappiest playens on
the -team. His cool he-adeldness and 'basket-
s-hooting in the critical moments won sev-
eral games. We wish "Johnnie" -the be-st
of success with next yearls team.
HLYLE AGNEW' fleit guardl. "Dutch"
played tlhe game with an inexhau-slti-b-le
amount of pep. He was fighting for the
ball all tlhe time, amd would .generally start
our sconing with a flelld basket. In the dils-
trict tourna-menrt, "Dutch" won a place on
the "wall star five."
HVVALTER SAYREH 0Center7. The cen-
ter position requires a 'large man who must
be proportion-ally speedy to his size. He
must be la good offensive player and an
accurate basket slhooter. "Wla1rt" suiieiy
had all these qualities and displayed them
in every game.
HROLLIN RIPPBERGERH fright for-
vwardl. "Toms," our sltlar forward, could
allwaps be depend-evd on. He was a danger-
ous man and all our -opponenltls watched him
more than any other man on the team. His
loss by graduation will be felt, and we know
"Do" will have a hard -tvime fillling hlis place.
"WALTER BRE'NNAN"C6orwardJ. "Mike"
was very consisite-11-t and cool. Wlh-ether the
team was winning or losing, he always
played at a steady gait. His beslt work was
in the game wit'h Wheaton. In this he
starred 'by finding the bask-et from any angle
on the floor.
"FRANK O'NEILL" Cforwardl. O'Neil'l
was a man that 'hoire watching. When the
old fig'h'K was aroulsevd he was a tough man
for any opponent. N'o't 'onily 'did he excell
in field baskets, but also scored consistently
from the free tthrow line.
'KROBERT PHILLIPS" Cgutardb. Phillips
starred on the ligihttwteighlt team, winning an
"all conilerenoeu llightweight guard. "Bob"
was SHbSti'tl1ll6d in the sectional and state
toturnament-s. Always flulll of "ginger," he
was a strong ligihiter on the tevam.
"HOWARD ROHlLEtS" fguardj. Fate
seemed to frown on "HOWTi18.,, Last year the
played a lightweight guard and was consid-
ered p1'om.is.inig material. But this year,
thru illness, he was ouft of "rharnests" tlhe
larger part ofthe season.
'tWlLLIA'M KINNANEH Cforwavdl. Kin-
nane, another lightweight "Star," was also
substituted lin the tournaments. "Billie"
play-ed forward and many times by a clever
sidieestep. evvadied 'his opponent and caged a
"HAROLD LAUFERU fcenterl. Laufter
was a "dark horse" that made good. He
worked at the pivot position -and his sensa-
tional work was a feature. He was lost to
the team in the second semester through
THE SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT.
The North-Eastern Illinois Sectional Tournament which was held in Elgin
April 30, and March lst and 2nd, was a complete success from every viewpoint.
Several thousand fans witnessed the games which more than placed it on a safe
financial basis and best of all-sthe Maroons won. Among the earlier games
worthy of note was the defeat of Waukegan, which was picked by many critics
as the class of the tournament, at the hands of Batavia, by the score of 36 to 34.
Batavia in turn fell before Geneva. The strong East Aurora quintet took a
heart breaking defeat at the hands of Hinsdale, the score being 32-31, whereas
the Maroons walloped Hinsdale Saturday a. m. to the tune of 53 to l5.
Saturday afternoon the semi-finals were played with Naperville defeating
Geneva 26 to 18 and Elgin taking the long end of a 23 to 12 score from Wheaton.
The latter game was a battle royal and was fiercely contested thruout. Saturday
evening the Maroons lined up against Naperville with the gym filled to its up-
most capacity, and succeeded in obtaining the long end of a 30 to 22 score and
also the tournament title.
The title earned by Coach Doseifs lads was a well merited one and simply
a case of the best team emerging supreme. Elgin scored two and one half times
as many 'points as their opponents, and was never headed once during the entire
classes. In an all-tournament selection by Ray Woods, a former University of
Illinois star and referee of this tournament, Sayre and Agnew were honored
with berths on the first team, and Rippberger was placed on the second quintet.
The Illinois State Tournament
FTER a rousing send-off in Elgin the Maroons arrived in Springfield March
the twenty-ninth. That town had taken on a carnival aspect with teams and
rooters from every part of the state and the Nlaroons were shown much
hospitality and a fine time during their stay. This was their first appear-
ance in their new white sweaters and they presented a very natty appearance,
and on account of their size and appearance all of the home people were pulling
for the Nlaroons. Elgin was pitted against New Trier in their first game and
in a closely contested battle they left the floor Linder the impression that they
had lost by the score of 25-24. However they were soon brought back to life
again by the announcement that Elgin was victor by the score of 26-25. This
mistake was due to defective score keeping.
This victory left Elgin the only remaining team for the northern part of the
state as Rockford had dropped their opening game. The following afternoon
they took the floor against Centralia which was composed of a team of giants
all of whom were six feet tall. Owing to their superior height they were easily
able to cover their smaller opponents and after a hard battle Centralia won by
a score of 37-15. Centralia afterwards succeeded in winning the state champion-
ship the following night.
By winning the Interclass Tournament, the Senior Class team has established
an unprecedented record of winning three tournaments, straight, two interclass
and one Sipillard Trophy tournament, without losing a single game. As shown
by the comparative scores the Seniors were not pushed to win and were not
headed at any time during the tilts. The following lineups composed the win-
ning combination: R. F., O'Neil3 L. F., Kinnane and Lagerstromg C., Howard
tCapt.j3 R. G., Phillips, L. G., Royer and Eschelman.
The scores ol' the games are as follows:
Seniors, 463 Sophomores, 7.
Freshmen, 153 juniors, 14.
Seniors, 193 Freshmen,8.
Sophomores, l8Q Juniors, 7.
Seniors, lg, juniors, 5.
Freshmen, 183 Sophomores, 14.
Interclass Basketball Team
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Girls Interelass Series of Baseball
ASEBALL has been the organized girls' sport in the Elgin High School
for six years. The girls have surely improved very much as to their
knowlege of the game, due to the efforts of our many coaches.
This year as well as all other years a series of six games was played and
at the end of that time, three teams were tied for the championship, the Sen-
iors, the Sophomores and the Freshmen. It was very difficult to find a way to
overcome this situation but it was decided to draw straws, that the two
teams drawing the shortest straw play each otherg and the team drawing the
long straw to play the winner of the other game.
The Seniors proved themselves unusually fortunate in drawing the long
straw. The Freshmen-Sophomore game, the preliminary championship game,
proved to be the best game of the season, although the Freshemen did not
play up to their standard, they won by one point. The deciding game of the
season between the Freshmen and Seniors lacked everything it should have had.
The Freshmen simply winning all claim to the title as champions.
The Seniors have had a very discouraging historyg as Freshmen and
Sophomores they were "cellar champsg" as juniors and Seniors they came in
Mr. Doseff, Mr. Larson, Edwin Dufppler and Miss Logan are deserving of
much thanks for their time and effort in making this baseball season so
The teams are as follows:
H. Bristol, catcher.
Capt. F. CJISCTI, pitcher.
R. Rickert, lst base.
L. Baumgardt, 2nd base.
. Erickson, 3rd base.
G. Keuchler, rt. stop.
A. Meaders, lt. stop.
M. Howard, lt. stop.
lohnson, rt. field.
B. Peterson, lt. field.
F. Rider, catcher.
Capt. M. Ross, pitcher.
F, Olsen. Ist base.
D Foote, 2nd base.
N. Harte. 3rd base.
K. Keeshan, rt. stop.
H. Voltz, lt. stop.
C. Welch, rt. Held.
W. Treiber, catcher.
Capt. R. Joslyn, pitcher.
C. Ellithorpe, lst base.
N. Stewart, 2nd base.
M. Labahan, 3rd base.
L. Reifsnider, rt. stop.
M. Labahn, 3rd base.
A. Hinsdell, lt. stop.
F. Reason, rt. field.
Capt. M. Lindstrand, catcher
G. Graves, pitcher.
E. Haves, Ist base.
D Williams, 2nd base.
H. Monroe, 3d base.
M. Lungreen, rt. stop.
E. Fisk. lt. stop.
V. Robinson, rt. field.
L. Helm, lt. field.
Senior Baseball Team
J unior Baseball Team
Sophomore Baseball Team
Freshmen Baseball Team Champions 1917-1918
1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
Hl5 is the second year that Volley Ball has been one of the organized
sports in the High School. '
It has proved its popularity among the girls as shown by the great
number of candidates who reported for practice, making it necessary to
select major and minor teams.
The Freshmen again proved their athletic ability by winning the cham
The Major Teams Are:
Platt, Capt. H. Batterman, Capt.
LaBahn H. Ekvall
Dolby. F. Rider
Hinsdell G. Strohm
Treiber. M. Bratzler
Huson M. Ross
Anderson F. Olsen
Reason M. Blum
Renner K. Fletcher.
McMillan R. judd
Freshman Volley Ball Team
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1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
Girls General Athletic Review
ACH team in the girls inter-class schedule entered the games with
the one thought of victory, the aim was success, resulting from co-
ordination and co-operation. That is, they wished to out-play their
opponents fairly and oipenly. The games were played for sports' sake
rather than to win at all costs holding especially to athletic courtesy which
includes losing with good grace.
Athleti-cs for the Elgin High School girls are chosen and practiced with
regard to their suitablility for girls, and not merely in imitation of boys'
The captain of each team is held responsible for attendance of her
squad at practices. They aim to have the team appear in the games, not as
invididuals, but as one unit.
The experiences in play should be related to the more serious game of
life. The experiences of each stage of life are the guides of each succeeding
stage of life. Therefore, the girls who enter the games during their school
life, will be better trained for the responsibilities when through school.
lt is hoped the same spirit will reign during the approaching captain
ball and tennis tournaments.
WILDA L. LOGAN, Girls' Athletic Director.
CAPTAIN BALL TEAMS.
Seniors. Juniors. Sophomores Freshmen
H. Bristol W. Treiber tCapt.jM. Ross fCa'pt.5 E. Reason fC-apt.b
E. johnson M. LaBahn H. Batterman Graves
A. Meaders tCapt.b A. Meadows K. Fletcher Linstrand
F. Olsen E. Hintt C. Higgins Stahl
R. Rickert F. McMillian D. Redeker Carbaugh
V. Peterson A. Hinsdell H. Voltz Grace
A. Owens R. Dolby R. Fitchie Barnes
L. Baumgardt R. Plagge G. Strohm Fairchild
B. Dolby E. Magnus D. Foote Lundgren
M. Howard H. Schmidt R. judd Knott
TENNIS TOURNAMENT COMMITTEES.
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
F. Olsen M. McGrath H. Battermann M. Lundgren
E. Whitlield M. LaBahn F. Rider M, Roberts
C. McCarthy W. Treiber H. Voltz M. Mallory
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1918 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 1918
This MAROON would be incomplete and the staff would be
most ungrateful if it did not take this occasion to thank Miss
Bessie Bement, Claudia V. Abell, Messrs. Ivan Doseff, L. F. jolley,
T. A. Larsen, and W. H. Wheeler for the many helpful suggestions
and encouragements given in the preparation of this work.
Only those who have had experience know of the difficulties
involved and the obstacles to be avoided to make a work of this
kind a pleasure and a delight rather than a disapointment to the
reader. The staff assumes whatever may be the short-comings of
the work and will say again it has been saved many errors by
the encouragement and co-operation of the above members of the
This acknowledgment comes somewhat late in the work but
can not be avoided.
just as the first sixteen pages were going to press, we re-
ceived the news of Mr. Cobb's death, and felt it was as little as
we could do to insert a page concerning him. This could be done
only by making this acknowledgment a-ppear in this place.
Trusting that it will be received in this spirit, and that it
was not due to an oversight, again we say, "Thank you."
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AFTER WORKING MOST OF THE NIGHT
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Retail Store and Ice Cream Parlor
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Try Our Delicious Ice Cream
OUR TAXI SERVICE
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288-290 Grove Avenue
RESTAURANT CIGAR STORE
Blums Ice Cream, Morse Chocolates Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes
FULL PLATE DINNER 301' and Complete Line of Smokers Article-s
From 11:30 to 1:30 -'-T
Special Sunday Dinner 506 Magazines
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Suits and Overcoats
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The latest styles or fabrics
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217 Chicago Street
Opposite Y..VV. C. A.
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TWO YEARS OF
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CREDITS ACCEPTED AT PAR
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THE CENTR AL GARAGE
A. El, ICUKGENS, PROP.
AUTO-LIVERY, sronAGE, ACCESSORIES
NICIIT AND DAY
214 CHICAGO STREET
SERVICE ELGIN, ILL.
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6, ,TS-ffls 12 FOUNTAIN SQUARE
BUFFERING SHADES OF MALTED MILK.
WOULDl'T THIS GET YOU?
AND WE HEAR IT EVERY DAY.
27 E. Monroe Street
CLASS and CLUB
PINS a n d RINGS
We make the Pins and Rings for
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National Rubber Company
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SHOE STORE and ELECTRIC REPAIR SHOP
We sell good shoes and repair had ones at the very lowest price
225 CHICAGO STREET
In Education, if anywhere "The Best is the cheapest."
The name of the college attests the worth of the degree
KNOX COLLEGE HAS GAINED
AN ESTABLISHED REPUTATION
Has been placed in front rank by such authorities as U. S.
Bureau of Education, Harvard, Carnegie Foundation,
General Education Board and others.
lVIcGill Brothers Restaurants
KELLEY HOTEL RESTAURANT OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
Kelley Basement Lunch Room. Open 11 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Town Block Restaurant, Open 6 a. m. to 8 p. nl.
THE CLASSY BARBER
Under Timms Clothing Store
C. H. DANNER
52 DOUGLAS AVE.
"The One Price Clothier
Collegian Clothes a Specialty
ELGIN CASH DEPARTMENT STORE
Clothing, Yard Goods, Shoes
and Ladies Ready to Wear.
When better automobiles are built-Buick will build them.
1918 MODELS 3845----31565
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26-32 RWER STREET ELGIN, ILL.
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ADAMEK AUTO ACCESSORIES
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118 GROVE AVEINUE PHONE 1650
BURDICK BANNER CO.
FELT PILLOW COVERS
460 Du Page Street
Chi. Phone 1754 Inter-State 39
Chas. J. Moody
GARAGE AND MACHINE SHOP
Hudson and Paige-Detroit
60-62 River St. ELGIN, ILL.
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7 East Chicago Street
SUNDRIES. TOILET ARTICLI S
RED CROSS REMEDIES
RICHMA NN BROS.
Pure Drugs and Medicines
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General Mill Work
Screens for the
WINDOWS, DooRs, PORCHES
Beaver Board in place of lath
and plaster for walls
ANYTHING MADE OF WOOD
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We invite your inspection of
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COPPER PLATE AND
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